Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
1. A) Read four chapters. B) Write an article.
C) Speak before the class. D) Preview two chapters.
2. A) The woman is being interviewed by a reporter.
B) The woman is asking for a promotion.
C) The woman is applying for a job.
D) The woman is being given an examination.
3. A) His car was hit by another car.
B) He was hurt while playing volleyball.
C) He fell down the stairs.
D) While crossing the street, he was hit by a car.
4. A) Took a photo of him.
B) Bought him a picture.
C) Held a birthday party.
D) Bought him a frame for his picture.
5. A) No medicine could solve the woman's problem.
B) The woman should eat less to lose some weight.
C) Nothing could help the woman if she ate too little.
D) The woman should choose the right foods.
6. A) He meant she should make a phone call if anything went wrong.
B) He meant for her just to wait till help came.
C) He was afraid something would go wrong with her car
D) He promised to give her help himself.
7. A) No, he missed it. B) Yes, he did.
C) No, he didn't D) Yes, he probably did.
8. A) He has edited three books.
B) He has bought the wrong book.
C) He has lost half of his money.
D) He has found the book that will be used.
9. A) At 7:30. B) At 8:30. C) At 9:00. D) At 9:30
10. A) Six. B) Seven. C) Eight. D) Nine.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) They often take place in her major industries.
B) British trade unions are more powerful,.
C) There are more trade union members in Britain.
D) Britain loses more working days through strikes every year.
12. A) Such strikes are against the British law.
B) Such strikes are unpredictable.
C) Such strikes involve workers from different trades.
D) Such strikes occur frequently these days.
13. A) Trade unions in Britain are becoming more popular.
B) Most strikes in Britain are against the British law.
C) Unofficial strikes in Britain are easier to deal with now.
D) Employer- worker relations in Britain have become tenser.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) The victory over one's fellow runners.
B) The victory over former winners.
C) The victory of will- power over fatigue.
D) The victory of one's physical strength.
15. A) The runner who runs to keep fit.
B) The runner who breaks the record.
C) The runner who does not break the rules.
D) The runner who covers the whole distance.
16. A) He won the first prize. B) He died because of fatigue.
C) He fell behind the other runners. D) He gave up because he was tired.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just beard.
17. A) 17,000. B) 1,700. C) 24. D) 9,000.
18. A) It's located in a college town.
B) It's composed of a group of old buildings.
C) Its classrooms are beautifully designed.
D) Its library is often crowded with students.
19. A) Teachers are well paid at Deep Springs:
B) Students are mainly from New York State.
C) The length of schooling is two years.
D) Teachers needn't pay for their rent and meals.
20. A) Take a walk in the desert. B) Go to a cinema.
C) Watch TV programmes. D) Attend a party.
Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Questions 21 to 24 are based on the following passage:
Automation refers to the introduction of electronic control and automatic operation of pro-
ductive machinery. It reduces the human factors, mental and physical, in production, and is de-
signed to make possible the manufacture of more goods with fewer workers. The development of
automation in American industry has been called the "Second Industrial Revolution".
Labour's concern over automation arises from uncertainty about the effects on employ-
ment, and fears of major changes in jobs. In the main, labour has taken the view that resistance
to technical change is unfruitful. Eventually, the result of automation may well be an increase in
employment, since it is expected that vast industries will grow up around manufacturing, main-
taining, and repairing automation equipment. The interest of labour lies in bringing about the
transition with a minimum of inconvenience and distress to the workers involved. AI~, union
spokesmen emphasize that the benefit of the increased production and lower costs made possible
by automation should be shared by workers in the form of higher wages, more leisure, and improved living standards.
To protect the interests of their members in the era of automation, unions have adopted a
number of new policies. One of these is the promotion of supplementary unemployment benefit
plans. It is emphasized that since the employer involved in such a plan has a direct financial interest in preventing unemployment, he will have a strong drive for planning new installations so
as to cause the least possible problems in jobs and job assignments. Some unions are working for
dismissal pay agreements, requiring that permanently dismissed workers be paid a sum of money
based on length of service. Another approach is the idea of the "improvement factor", which
calls for wage increases based on increases in productivity. It is possible, however, that labour
will rely mainly on reduction in working hours in order to gain a full share in the fruits of automation.
21. Though labour worries about the effects of automation, it does not doubt that
A) automation will eventually prevent unemployment
B) automation will help workers acquire new skills
C) automation will eventually benefit the workers no less than the employers
D) automation is a trend which cannot be stopped
22. The idea of the "improvement factor" ( Line 7, Para. 3)probably implies that
A) wages should be paid on the basis of length of service
B) the benefit of increased production and lower costs should be shared by workers
C) supplementary unemployment benefit plans should be promoted
D) the transition to automation should be brought about with the minimum of inconvenience
and distress to workers
23. In order to get the full benefits of automation, labour will depend mostly on
A) additional payment to the permanently dismissed workers
B) the increase of wages in proportion to the increase in productivity
C) shorter working hours and more leisure time
D) a strong drive for planning new installations
24. Which of the following can best sum up the passage?
A) Advantages and disadvantages of automation.
B) Labour and the effects of automation.
C) Unemployment benefit plans and automation.
D) Social benefits of automation.
Questions 25 to 30 are based on the following passage:
The case for college has been accepted without question for more than a generation. All
high school graduates ought to go, says conventional wisdom and statistical evidence, because
college will help them earn more money, become "better" people, and learn to be more responsi-
ble citizens than those who don't go.
But college has never been able to work its magic for everyone. And now that close to half
our high school graduates are attending, those who don't fit the pattern are becoming more nu-
merous, and more obvious. College graduates are selling shoes and driving taxis; college students
interfere with each other's experiments and write false letters of recommendation in the intense
competition for admission to graduate school. Others find no stimulation in their studies, and
drop out- often encouraged by college administrators.
Some observers say the fault is with the young people themselves- they are spoiled and
they are expecting too much. But that's a condemnation of the students as a whole, and doesn'
t explain all campus unhappiness. Others blame the state of the world, and they are partly right.
We've been told that young people have to go to college because our economy can't absorb an
army of untrained eighteen- year - olds. But disappointed graduates are learning that it can no
longer absorb an army of trained twenty - two - year - olds, either.
Some adventuresome educators and campus watchers have openly begun to suggest that
college may not be the best, the proper, the only place for every young person after the comple-
tion of high school. We may have been looking at all those surveys and statistics upside down, it
seems, and through the rosy glow of our own remembered college experiences. Perhaps college
doesn't make people intelligent, ambitious, happy, liberal, or quick to learn things - maybe it's
just the other way around, and intelligent, ambitious, happy, liberal, quick - learning people are
merely the ones who have been attracted to college in the first place. And perhaps all those suc-
cessful college graduates would have been successful whether they had gone to college or not.
This is heresy(异端邪说) to those of us who have been brought up to believe that if a little
schooling is good, more has to be much better. But contrary evidence is beginning to mount up.
25. According to the passage, the author believes that __
A) people used to question the value of college education
B) people used to have full confidence in higher education
C) all high school graduates went to college
D) very few high school graduates chose to go to college
26. In the 2nd paragraph, "those who don't fit the pattern" refers to
A) high school graduates who aren't suitable for college education
B) college graduates who are selling shoes and driving taxis
C) college students who aren't any better for their higher education
D) high school graduates who failed to be admitted to college
27. The drop- out rate of college students seems to go up because
A) young people are disappointed with the conventional way of teaching at college
B) many young people are required to join the army
C) young people have little motivation in pursuing a higher education
D) young people don't like the intense competition for admission to graduate school
28. According to the passage the problems of college education partly arise from the fact that
A) society cannot provide enough jobs for properly trained college graduates
B) high school graduates do not fit the pattern of college education
C) too many students have to earn their own living
D) college administrators encourage students to drop out
29. In this passage the author argues that
A) more and more evidence shows college education may not be the best thing for high
B) college education is not enough if one wants to be successful
C) college education benefits only the intelligent, ambitious, and quick - learning people
D) intelligent people may learn quicker if they don't go to college
30. The "surveys and statistics" mentioned in the last paragraph might have shown that
A) college- educated people are more successful than non - college - educated people
B) college education was not the first choice of intelligent people
C) the less schooling a person has the better it is for him
D) most people have sweet memories of college life
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage:
Ours has become a society of employees. A hundred years or so ago only one out of every
five Americans at work was employed, i. e., worked for somebody else. Today only one out of
five is not employed but working for himself. And when fifty years ago "being employed" meant
working as a factory labourer or as a farmhand, the employee of today is increasingly a middle-
class person with a substantial formal education, holding a professional or management job re-
quiring intellectual and technical skills. Indeed, two things have characteried American society
during these last fifty years: middle - class and upper - class employees have been the fastest-
growing groups in our working population- growing so fast that the industrial worker, that old-
est child of the Industrial Revolution, has been losing in numerical importance despite the ex-
pans/on of industrial production.
Yet you will fine little if anything written on what it is to be an employee. You can find a
great deal of very dubious advice on how to get a job or how to get a promotion. You can also
find a good deal of work in a chosen field, whether it be the mechanist' s trade or bookkeeping
(簿记). Every one of these trades requires different skills, sets different standards, and requires
a different preparation. Yet they all have employeeship in common. And increasingly, especially
in the large business or in government, employeeship is more important to success than the special professional knowledge or skill. Certainly more people fail because they do not know the requirements of being an employee than because they do not adequately possess the skills of their
trade; the higher you climb the ladder, the more you get into administrative or executive work,
the greater the emphasis on ability to work within the organization rather than on technical a-
bilities or professional knowledge.
31. It is implied that fifty years ago
A) eighty percent of American working people were employed in factories
B) twenty percent of American intellectuals were employees
C) the percentage of intellectuals in the total work force was almost the same as that of in-
D) the percentage of intellectuals working as employees was not so large as that of industri-
32. According to the passage, with the development of modern industry,
A) factory labourers will overtake intellectual employees in number
B) there are as many middle - class employees as factory labourers
C) employers have attached great importance to factory labourers
D) the proportion of factory labourers in the total employee population has decreased
33. The word "dubious" ( L. 2, Para. 2) most probably means
A) valuable B) useful C) doubtful D) helpful
34. According to the writer, professional knowledge or skill is
A) less important than awareness of being a good employee
B) as important as the ability to deal with public relations
C) more important than employer- employee relations
D) as important as the ability to co- operate with others in the organization
35. From the passage it can be seen that employeeship helps one
A) to be more successful in his career B) to be more specialized in his field
C) to solve technical problems D) to develop his professional skill
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage:
We all know that the normal human daily cycle of activity is of some 7 - 8 hours' sleep al-
ternating with some 16 - 17 hours' wakefulness and that, broadly speaking, the sleep normally
coincides with the hours of darkness. Our present concern is with how easily and to what extent
this cycle can be modified.
The question is no mere academic one. The ease, for example, with which people can
change from working in the day to working at night is a question of growing importance in industry where automation calls for round - the- clock working of machines. It normally takes
from five days to one week for a person to adapt to a reversed routine of sleep and wakefulness,
sleeping during the day and working at night. Unfortunately, it is often the case in industry that
shifts are changed every week; a person may work from 12 midnight to 8 a.m. one week, 8 a.
m. to 4 p.m. the next, and 4 p.m. to 12 midnight the third and so on. This means that no
sooner has he got used to one routine than he has to change to another, so that much of his time
is spent neither working nor sleeping very efficiently,
The only real solution appears to be to hand over the night shift to a number of permanent
night workers. An interesting study of the domestic life and health of night - shift workers was
carried out by Brown in 1957. She found a high incidence (发生率) of disturbed sleep and other
disorders among those on alternating day and night shifts, but no abnormal occurrence of these
phenomena among those on permanent night work.
This latter system then appears to be the best long - term policy, but meanwhile something
may be done to relieve the strains of alternate day and night work by selecting those people who
can adapt most quickly to the changes of routine. One way of knowing when a person has adapt-
ed is by measuring his body temperature. People engaged in normal daytime work will have a
high temperature during the hours of wakefulness and a low one at night; when they change to
night work the pattern will only gradually go back to match the new routine and the speed with
which it does so parallels, broadly speaking, the adaptation of the body as a whole, particularly
in terms of performance. Therefore, by taking body temperature at intervals of two hours
throughout the period of wakefulness it can be seen how quickly a person can adapt to a re-
versed routine, and this could be used as a basis for selection. So far, however, such a form of se-
lection does not seem to have been applied in practice.
36. Why is the question of "how easily people can get used to working at night" not a mere a-
A) Because few people like to reverse the cycle of sleep and wakefulness.
B) Because sleep normally coincides with the hours of darkness.
C) Because people are required to work at night in some fields of industry.
D) Because shift work in industry requires people to change their sleeping habits.
37. The main problem of the round - the - clock working system lies in
A) the inconveniences brought about to the workers by the introduction of automation
B) the disturbance of the daily life cycle of workers who have to change shifts too
C) the fact that people working at night are often less effective
D) the fact that it is difficult to find a number of good night workers
38. The best solution for implementing the 24 - hour working system seems to be
A) to change shifts at longer intervals
B) to have longer shifts
C) to arrange for some people to work on night shifts only
D) to create better living conditions for night workers
39. It is possible to find out if a person has adapted to the changes of routine by measuring his
body temperature because
A) body temperature changes when the cycle of sleep and wakefulness altermates
B) body temperature changes when he changes to night shift or back
C) the temperature reverses when the routine is changed
D) people have higher temperatures when they are working efficiently
40. Which of the following statements is NOT TRUE?
A) Body temperature may serve as an indication of a worker's performance.
B) The selection of a number of permanent night shift workers has proved to be the best
solution to problems of the round- the - clock working system.
C) Taking body temperature at regular intervals can show how a person adapts to the
changes of routine.
D) Disturbed sleep occurs less frequently among those on permanent night or day shifts.
Part II Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes)
41. You should have put the milk in the ice-box; I expect it _____ undrinkable by now.
A) became B) had become C) has become D) becomes
42. Codes are a way of writing something in secret; _____ , anyone who doesn' t know the
code will not be able to read it.
A) that is B) worse still C) in short D) on the other hand
43. His long service with the company was _____ with a present.
A) admitted B) acknowledged C) attributed D) accepted
44. The atmosphere is as much a part of the earth as _____ its soils and the water of its
lakes, rivers and oceans.
A) are B) is C) do D) has
45. Our house is about a mile from the station and there are not many houses _____
A) in between B) among them C) far apart D) from each other
46. The drowning child was saved by Dick's _______ action.
A) acute B) alert C) profound D) prompt
47. Children and old people do not like having their daily _________ upset.
A) habit B) routine C) practice D) custom
48. The criminal always paid _______ cash m the police could not track him down.
A) on B) by C) for D) in
49. _______ when she started complaining.
A) Not until he arrived B) Hardly had he arrived
C) No sooner had he arrived D) Scarcely did he arrive
50. By 1990, production in the area is expected to double _______ of 1980.
A) that B) it C) one D) what
51. Professor Smith and Professor Brown will _______ in giving the class lectures.
A) alter B) change C) alternate D) differ
52. Understanding the cultural habits of another nation, especially _______ containing as
many different subcultures as the United States, is a complex task.
A) one B) the one C) that D) such
53. The manager promised to have my complaint _______
A) looked through B) looked into C) looked over D) looked after
54. You can't be _______ careful in making the decision as it was such a critical case.
A) very B) quite C) too D) so
55. Children are _______ to have some accidents as they grow up.
A) obvious B) indispensable C) bound D) doubtless
56. We have done things we ought not to have done and _______ undone things we ought to
A) leaving B) will leave C) left D) leave
57. The ratio of the work done by the machine _______ the work done on it is called the effi-
ciency of the machine.
A) against B) with C) to D) for
58. _______ the flood, the ship would 'have reached its destination on time.
A) In case of B) In spite of C) Because of D) But for
59. In your first days at the school you' 1l be given a test to help the teachers to _______ you
to a clasps at your level.
A) locate B) assign C) deliver D) place
60. The story that follows _______ two famous characters of the Rocky Mountain gold rush
A) concerns B) states C) proclaims D) relates
61. America will never again have as a nation the spirit of adventure as it _______before the
West was settled.
A) could B) was C) would D) did
62. People who refuse to _______ with the law will be punished.
A) obey B) consent C) conceal D) comply
63. I _______ to him because he phoned me shortly afterwards.
A) ought to have written B) must have written
C) couldn't have written D) needn't have written
64. These excursions will give you an even deeper _________ into our language and culture.
A) inquiry B) investigation C) input D) insight
65. There is no electricity again. Has the blown then?
A) fuse B) wire C) plug D) circuit
66. No longer are contributions to computer technology confined to any one country; _______
is this more true than in Europe.
A) hardly B) little C) seldom D) nowhere
67. The mother didn't know who _______ for the broken glass.
A) will blame B) to blame C) blamed D) blames
68. Every society has its own peculiar customs and __ of acting.
A) ways B) behaviour C) attitudes D) means
69. If a person talks about his weak points, his listener is expected to say something in the way
A) assurance B) persuasion C) encouragement D) confirmation
70. China started its nuclear power industry only in recent years, and should _______ no time
in catching up.
A) delay B) lose C) lag D) lessen
Part IV Error Correction (15 minutes)
Television is rapidly becoming the literature of our periods. 1. time/times/period
Many of the arguments having- used for the study of literature as 2. /
a school subject are valid for A study of television. 3. the
Changes in the way people live bring about changes in
the jobs that they do. More and more people live in towns and
cities instead on farms and in villages. Cities and states have 71.
to provide services city people want, such like more police 72.
protection, more hospitals, and more schools. This means that
more policemen, more nurses and technicians, and more
teachers must be hired. Advances in technology has also 73.
changed people's lives. Dishwashers and washing machines
do jobs that were once done by the hand. The widespread use 74.
of such electrical appliances means that there is a need for
servicemen to keep it running properly. 75.
People are earning higher wages and salaries. This leads 76.
changes in the way of life. As income goes down, people may 77.
not want more food to eat or more clothes to wear. But they
may want more and better care from doctors, dentists and
hospitals. They are likely to travel more and to want more
education. Nevertheless, many more jobs are available in 78.
The government also affects the kind of works people 79.
do. The governments of most countries spend huge sums of
money for international defence. They hire thousands of 80.
engineers, scientists, clerks, typists and secretaries to work on
the many different aspects of defence.
1. C 2. C 3. A 4. A 5. D 6. A 7. B 8. B 9. D 10. C
11. A 12. B 13. D 14. C 15. D 16. B 17. C 18. B 19. D 20. A
21. D 22. B 23. C 24. B 25. B 26. C 27. C 28. A 29. A 30. A
31. D 32. D 33. C 34. A 35. A 36. D 37. B 38. C 39. D 40. B
41. C 42. A 43. B 44. A 45. A 46. D 47. B 48. D 49. B 50. A
51. C 52. A 53. B 54. C 55. C 56. C 57. C 58. D 59. B 60. A
61. D 62. D 63. D 64. D 65. A 66. D 67. B 68. A 69. C 70. B
71. (instead) ? (instead) of 72. like ? as
73. has ? have 74. the (hand) ? /(hand)
75. it ? them 76. (leads) ? (leads) to 或 leads ? causes
77. down ? up 78. Nevertheless ? Therefore/So
79. works ? work/job/jobs 80. international ? national
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