Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
1. A) She wants to return the skirt her husband bought.
B) She wants to buy another skirt.
C) She wants to change the blue skirt for a yellow one.
D) She wants to change the yellow skirt for a blue one.
2. A) It's too expensive. B) It isn't needed.
C) It should be built. D) A college would be better.
3. A) Jack's car was stolen. B) Jack mid his car.
C) Jack bought a new car. D) Jack had a car accident.
4. A) Some people pretend to know what they really don't.
B) What the woman said is true.
C) What the woman said is wrong.
D) He knows more than the woman does.
5. A) The woman's job as a librarian. B) Women's rights in society.
C) An important election. D) Career planning.
6. A) She thinks it is easier said than done.
B) She totally agrees with him.
C) She feels that what he says is simply nonsense.
D) She thinks that he is a rather impolite person.
7. A) To clean the yard. B) To weed the garden;
C) To hire a gardener. D) To work in the flower beds.
8. A) On the 6th of June. B) On the 8th of June.
C) On the 9th of June. D) On the 19th of June.
9. A) The man thinks the woman is wasting her time.
B) The man thinks the woman should make full use of her time.
C) The man is eager to know the woman's answer.
D) The man can wait and there is no need for her to hurry.
10. A) To run into each other. B) To get bargains.
C) To avoid the crowds. D) To join the crowds.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) Because of their love for hobbies and pastimes.
B) Because of their enthusiasm for sports.
C) Because of their fear of heart attacks.
D) Because of their strong desire for good health.
12. A) It was decreasing. B) It was increasing.
C) It remained almost unchanged. D) It was going up slowly.
13. A) Those who have heart attacks.
B) Those who have the desire to be physically fit.
C) Those who have spare time.
D) Those who have inactive jobs.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) In the white pages. B) In the blue pages.
C) In the yellow pages. D) In a special section.
15. A) On the first page of the telephone book.
B) At the end of the telephone book.
C) In the front of the white pages.
D) Right after the white pages.
16. A) Check your number and call again. B) Tell the operator what has happenecl.
C) Ask the operator to put you through. D) Ask the operator what has happened.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just beard.
17. A) Its specialization in transporting small packages.
B) The low cost of its service.
C) Being the first airline to send urgent letters.
D) Its modem sorting facilities.
18. A) 10,000. B) 35: C) 130. D) 30.
19. A) Because of its good airport facilities.
B) Because of its location in the country.
C) Because of its size.
D) Because of its round - the - clock service.
20. A) Its full- time staff.
B) The postmen, who work in Memphis.
C) Students who work in their spare time.
D) The staff members of the International Airport.
Part II Reading Comprehension ( 35 minutes)
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:
It is natural for young people to be critical of their parents at times and to blame them for
most of the misunderstandings between them. They have always complained, more or less justly,
that their parents are out of touch with modern ways; that they are possessive and dominant
that they do not trust their children to deal with crises; that they talk too much about certain
problems - and that they have no sense of humour, at least in parent - child relationships.
I think it is true that parents often underestimate their teenage children and also forget
how they themselves felt when young,
Young people often irritate their parents with their choices in clothes and hairstyles, in
entertainers and music. This is not their motive. They feel cut off from the adult world into which
they have not yet been accepted. So they create a culture and society of their own. Then, if it
turns out that their music or entertainers or vocabulary or clothes or hairstyles irritate their parents,
this gives them additional enjoyment. They feel they are superior, at least in a small way,
and that they are leaders in style and taste.
Sometimes you are resistant, and proud because you do not want your parents to approve of
what you do, If they did approve, it looks as if you are betraying your own age group. But in
that case, you are assuming that you are the underdog: you can't win but at least you can keep
your honour. This is a passive way of looking at things. It is natural enough after long years of
childhood, when you were completely under your parents' control. But it ignores the fact that
you are now beginning to be responsible for yourself.
If you plan to control your life, co- operation can be part of that plan. You can charm others,
especially parents, into doing things the way you want. You can impress others with your
sense of responsibility and initiative, so that they will give you the authority to do what you
want to do.
21. The author is primarily addressing
A) parents of teenagers B) newspaper readers
C) those who give adivce to teenagers D) teenagers
22. The first paragraph is mainly about
A) the teenagers' criticism of their parents
B) misunderstandings between teenagers and their parents
C) the dominance of the parents over their children
D) the teenagers' ability to deal with crises
23. Teenagers tend to have strange clothes and hairstyles because they
A) want to show their existence by creating a culture of their own
B) have a strong desire to be leaders in style and taste
C) have no other way to enjoy themselves better
D) want to irritate their parents
24. Teenagers do not want their parents to approve of whatever they do because they
A) have already been accepted into the adult world
B) feel that they are superior in a small way to the adults
C) are not likely to win over the adults
D) have a desire to be independent
25. To improve parent - child relationships, teenagers are advised to be
A) obedient B) responsible C) co-operative D) independent
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage:
The long years of food shortage in this country have suddenly given way to apparent
abundance. Stores and shops are choked with food. Rationing (定量供应) is virtually suspended, and overseas suppliers have been asked to hold back deliveries. Yet, instead of joy, there is
widespread uneasiness and confusion. Why do food prices keep on rising, when there seems to be
so much more food about? Is the abundance only temporary, or has it come to stay? Does it
mean that we need to think less now about producing more food at home? No one knows what
The recent growth of export surpluses on the world food market has certainly been
unexpectedly great, partly because a strange sequence of two successful grain harvests in North
America is now being followed by a third. Most of Britain' s overseas suppliers of meat, too, are
offering more this year and home production has also risen.
But the effect of all this on the food situation in this country has been made worse by a
simultaneous rise in food prices, due chiefly to the gradual cutting down of government support
for food. The shops are overstocked with food, not only because there is more food available, but
also because people, frightened by high prices, are buying less of it.
Moreover, the rise in domestic prices has come at a time when world prices have begun to
fall, with the result that imported food, with the exception of grain, is often cheaper than the
home - produced variety. And now grain prices, too, are falling. Consumers are beginning to ask
why they should not be enabled to benefit from this trend.
The significance of these developments is not lost on farmers. The older generation have
seen it all happen before. Despite the present price and market guarantees, farmers fear they are
about to be squeezed between cheap food imports and a shrinking home market. Present
production is running at 51 per cent above pre- war levels, and the government has called for an expansion to 60 per cent by 1956;but repeated Ministerial advice is carrying little weight and the
expansion programme is not working very well.
26. Why is there "wide- spread uneasiness and confusion about the food situation in Britain?"
A) The abundant food supply is not expected to last.
B) Britain is importing less food.
C) Despite the abundance, food prices keep rising.
D) Britain will cut back on its production of food.
27. The main reason for the rise in food prices is that
A) people are buying less food
B) the government is providing less financial support for agriculture
C) domestic food production has decreased
D) imported food is driving prices higher
28. Why didn't the government's expansion programme work very well?
A) Because the farmers were uncertain about the financial support the government
B) Because the farmers were uncertain about the benefits of expanding production.
C) Because the farmers were uncertain whether foreign markets could be found for their
D) Because the older generation of farmers were strongly against the programme.
29. The decrease in world food prices was a result of
A) a sharp fall in the purchasing power of the consumers
B) a sharp fall in the cost of food production
C) the overproduction of food in the food- importing countries
D) the overproduction on the part of the main food - exporting countries
30. What did the future look like for Britain's food production at the time this article ws writ-
A) The fall in world food prices would benefit British food producers.
B) An expansion of food production was at hand.
C) British food producers would receive more government financial support.
D) It looks depressing despite government guarantees.
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:
It is hard to predict how science is going to turn out, and if it is really good science it is
impossible to predict. If the things to be found are actually new, they are by definition unknown in
advance. You cannot make choices in this matter. You either have science or you don' t, and if
you have it you are obliged to accept the surprising and disturbing pieces of information, along
with the neat and promptly useful bits.
The only solid piece of scientific truth about which I feel totally confident is that we are
profoundly ignorant about nature. Indeed, I regard this as the major discovery of the past hundred
years of biology. It is, in its way, an illuminating piece of news. It would have amazed the
brightest minds of the 18th century Enlightenment(启蒙运动) to be told by any of us how little we
know and how bewildering seems the way ahead. It is this sudden confrontation with the
depth and scope of ignorance that represents the most significant contribution of the 20th century
science to the human intellect. In earlier times, we either pretended to understand how things
worked or ignored the problem, or simply made up stories to fill the gaps. Now that we have he-
gun exploring in earnest, we are getting glimpses of how huge the questions are, and how far
from being answered. Because of this, we are depressed. It is not so bad being ignorant if you are
totally ignorant; the hard thing is knowing in some detail the reality of ignorance, the worst
spots and here and there the not - so - bad spots, but no true light at the end of the tunnel nor
even any tunnels that can yet be trusted.
But we are making a beginning, and there ought to be some satisfaction. There are
probably no questions we can think up that can' t be answered, sooner or later, including even the
matter of consciousness. To be sure, there may well be questions we can't think up, ever, and
therefore limits to the reach of human intellect, but that is another matter. Within our limits, we
should be able to work our way through to all our answers, if we keep at it long enough, and pay
31. According to the author, really good science
A) would surprise the brightest minds of the 18th century Enlightenment
B) will produce results which cannot be foreseen
C) will help people to make the right choice in advance
D) will bring about disturbing results
32. It can be inferred from the passage that scientists of the 18th century
A) thought that they knew a great deal and could solve most problems of science
B) were afraid of facing up to the realities of scientific research
C) knew that they were ignorant and wanted to know more about nature
D) did more harm than good in promoting man's understanding of nature
33. Which of the following statements is NOT true of scientists in earlier times?
A) They invented false theories to explain things they didn' t understand.
B) They falsely claimed to know all about nature.
C) They did not believe in results from scientific observation.
D) They paid little attention to the problems they didn't understand.
34. What is the author's attitude towards science?
A) He is depressed because of the ignorance of scientists.
B) He is doubtful because of the enormous difficulties confronting it.
C) He is confident though he is aware of the enormous difficulties confronting it.
D) He is delighted because of the illuminating scientific findings.
35. The author believes that
A) man can find solutions to whatever questions concerning nature he can think up
B) man can not solve all the problems he can think up because of the limits of human
C) sooner or later man can think up all the questions concerning nature and answer them
D) questions concerning consciousness are outside the scope of scientific research
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage:
Greenspace facilities are contributing to an important extent to the quality of the urban environment. Fortunately it is no longer necessary that every lecture or every book about this subject has to start with the proof of this idea. At present, it is generally accepted, although more
As a self - evident statement than on the base of a closely - reasoned scientific proof. The recognition of the importance of greenspaces in the urban environment is a first step on the right way,
this does not mean, however, that sufficient details are known about the functions of greenspace
in towns and about the way in which the inhabitants are using these spaces. As to this rather
complex subject I shall, within the scope of this lecture, enter into one aspect only, namely the
recreative function of greenspace facilities.
The theoretical separation of living, working, traffic and recreation which for many years
has been used in town - and - country planning, has in my opinion resulted in disproportionate
attention for forms of recreation far from home, whereas there was relatively little attention for
improvement of recreative possibilities in the direct neighbourhood of the home. We have come
to the conclusion that this is not right, because an important part of the time which we do not
pass in sleeping or working, is used for activities at and around home. So it is obvious that
recreation in the open air has to begin at the street - door of the house. The urban environment has
to offer as many recreation activities as possible, and the design of these has to be such that
more obligatory activities can alto have a recreative aspect.
The very best standard of living is nothing if it is not possible to take a pleasant walk in the
district, if the children cannot be allowed to play in the streets, because the risks of traffic are
too great, if during shopping you can nowhere find a spot for enjoying for a moment the nice
weather, in short, if you only feel yourself at home after the street - door of your house is closed
36. According to the author, the importance of greenspaces in the urban environment
A) is still unknown B) is usually neglected
C) is being closely studied D) has been fully recognized
37. The theoretical separation of living, working, traffic and recreation has led to
A) the disproportion of recreation facilities in the neighbourhood
B) the location of recreation facilities far from home
C) relatively little attention for recreative possibilities
D) the improvement of recreative possibilities in the neighbourhood
38. The author suggests that the recreative possibilities of greenspace should be provided
A) in special areas B) in the suburbs
C) in the suburbs D) in gardens and parks
39. According to the author, greenspace facilities should be designed in such a way that
A) more obligatory activities might take on a recreative aspect
B) more and more people might have access to them
C) an increasing number of recreative activities might be developed
D) recreative activities might be brought into our homes
40. The main idea of this passage is that
A) better use of greenspace facilities should be made so as to improve the quality of our life
B) attention must be directed to the improvement of recreative possibilities
C) the urban environment is providing more recreation activities than it did many years ago
D) priority must be given to the development of obligatory activities
Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes)
41. Tom _______better than to ask Dick for help.
A) shall know B) shouldn't know
C) has known D) should have known
42. The magician picked several persons _______ from the audience and asked them to help
him with the performance.
A) by accident B) at random C) on occasion D) on average
43. Water enters into a great variety of chemical reactions, _______ have been mentioned in
A) a few of it B) a few of that
C) a few of them D) a few of which
44. They'll have you _______ if you don't pay your taxes.
A) to be arrested B) arrest
C) arrested D) being arrested
45. There was a knock at the door. It was the second time someone _______ me that evening.
A) had interrupted B) would have interrupted
C) to have interrupted D) to interrupt
46. Despite their good service, most inns are less costly than hotels of _______ standards.
A) equivalent B) alike C) uniform D) likely
47. _______ for your help, we' d never have been able to get over the difficulties.
A) Had it not B) If it were not
C) Had it not been D) If we had not been
48. Some people _______ avoid questions of right and wrong or remain neutral about them.
A) violently B) enthusiastically C) sincerely D) deliberately
49. There is no easy solution to Japan's labour _______
A) decline B) vacancy C) rarity D) shortage
50. I'm sure your suggestion will _______ the problem.
A) contribute to solving B) be contributed to solve
C) contribute to solve D) be contributed to solving
51. I left for the office earlier than usual this morning_______ traffic jam.
A) in line with B) for the sake of
C) in case of D) at the risk of
52. Some areas, _______ their severe weather conditions, are hardly populated.
A) due to B) in spite of C) but for D) with regard to
53. The new washing machines are _______ at the rate of fifty a day.
A) turned up B) turned down C) turned out D) turned in
54. On turning the corner, we saw the road _______ steeply.
A) departing B) descending C) decreasing D) depressing
55. The managing director took the _______ for the accident, although it was not really his
A) guilt B) blame C) charge D) accusation
56. Once they had fame, fortune, secure futures; _______ is utter poverty.
A) now that all is left B) now all that is left
C) now all which is left D) now all what is left
57. The shop- assistant was straight with his customers. If an article was of _______ quality
he'd tell them so.
A) humble B) inferior C) minor D) awkward
58. His tastes and habits _______ with those of his wife.
A) combine B) compete C) coincide D) compromise
59. The branches could hardly _______the weight of the fruit.
A) retain B) sustain C) maintain D) remain
60. With all its advantages, the computer is by no means without its _______
A) boundaries B) restraints C) confinements D) limitations
61. Visitors are asked to _______ with the regulations.
A) contrast B) consult C) comply D) conflict
62. He _______ so much work that he couldn't really do it efficiently.
A) put on B) turned on C) brought on D) took on
63. _______ should any money be given to a small child.
A) On no account B) From all accounts
C) Of no account D) By all accounts
64. Without facts, we cannot form a worthwhile opinion for we need to have factual knowledge
_______ our thinking.
A) which to be based on B) which to base upon
C) upon which to base D) to which to be based
65. _______ that they may eventually reduce the amount of labor needed on construction sites
by 90 percent.
A) So clever are the construction robots
B) So clever the construction robots are
C) Such construction robots are clever
D) Such clever construction robots are
66. All flights _______ because of the storm, they decided to take the train.
A) having canceled B) having been canceled
C) were canceled D) have been canceled
67. The microscope can _______ the object 100 times in diameter.
A) magnify B) increase C) develop D) multiply
68. Language belongs to each one of us, to the flower - seller _______to the professor.
A) as much as B) as far as C) the same as D) as long as
69. We _______ Edison's success to his intelligence and hard work.
A) subject B) attribute C) owe D) refer
70. She once again went through her composition carefully to _______ all spelling mistakes
A) withdraw B) diminish C) abandon D) eliminate
Part IV Error Correction ( 15 minutes)
Traditionally, the American farmer has always been
independent and hard-working. In the eighteenth century
farmers were quite self-sufficient. The farm family grew
and made almost nothing it needed. The surplus crop 71.
would be sold to buy a few items in the local general store.
In 1860, because some of the farm population had 72.
moved to the city, yet eighty percent of the American
population was still in the country. In the late nineteen 73.
century, farm work and life were not much changed from
that they had been in the old days. The farmer aroused at 74.
dawn or before and had much work to do, with his own 75.
muscles like his chief source of power. He used axes, 76.
spades and other complicated tools. In his house cooking 77.
was done in wood-burning stoves, and the kerosene lamp
was the only improvement on the candle. The family's
recreation and social life chiefly consisted a drive in the 78.
wagon to the nearby small town or village to transact some
business as well as to chat with neighbors who had also
come to town. The children attended a small elementary
school (often of just one room) to that they had to walk 79.
every day, possibly for a few miles. The school term was
short so that the children could not help on the farm. 80.
Although the whole family worked, and life was not
easy , farmers as a class were self - reliant and independent .
1. D 2. C 3. A 4. A 5. B 6. B 7. A 8. C 9. C 10. B
11. B 12. C 13. D 14. D 15. A 16. D 17. C 18. B 19. D 20. A
21. A 22. B 23. A 24. D 25. C 26. D 27. B 28. A 29. C 30. D
31. B 32. B 33. A 34. C 35. D 36. D 37. B 38. C 39. A 40. A
41. D 42. B 43. D 44. C 45. A 46. A 47. C 48. D 49. D 50. A
51. C 52. A 53. C 54. B 55. B 56. B 57. B 58. C 59. B 60. D
61. C 62. D 63. A 64. C 65. A 66. B 67. A 68. A 69. B 70. D
71. nothing ? everything 72. because ? although
73. nineteen ? nineteenth 74. that ? what
75. aroused ? arose 76. like ? as/being
77. complicated ? simple 78. (consist) ? (consist) of
79. that ? which 80. not ? /
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