Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes 20%)
Section A (5%)
Directions: In this section you will hear five incomplete dialogues. They will be spoken only once. After each incomplete dialogue there will be a pause. During the pause you must read the four choices marked A. B, C and D, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark (he corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1. A. Grand Hotel is very far.
B. This bus doesn’t go to Grand Hotel.
C. You can take bus No. 1.
D. It’s convenient to take a bus.
2. A. Why not?
B. Surely no.
C. Of course not, here you are.
D. Sounds good.
3. A. That’s so bad.
B. Really? Peter is a lucky guy.
C. That’s terrific.
D. Why did this thing happen?
4. A. I feel so hot today.
B. Yes, it’s quite cool today.
C. I am so happy today.
D. I don’t like the weather here.
5. A. Yes, please do.
B. No, please don’t.
C. Yes, it’s so hot here.
D. No, please do.
Section B (10%)
Directions: In this section you will hear ten short conversations. At the end of each conversation a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause you must read the four choices marked A. B, C and D, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
6. A. It’ll be collected by himself.
B. He will pay by check.
C. He’ll pay by credit card.
D. It’ll be delivered to him.
7. A. Sell refreshments.
B. Play with friends.
C. Work at the food factory.
D. Buy food to eat.
8. A. To a bookstore.
B. To a restaurant.
C. To the supermarket.
D. To the airport.
9. A. About 3:30.
B. About 4:30.
C. About 3:25.
D. About 2:00.
10. A. Fix the computer.
B. Have computer fixed.
C. Ask the man to help.
D. Make lots of telephone calls.
11. A. In New York.
B. In Boston.
C. In Michigan.
D. In Washington.
12. A. Spanish.
13. A. For the woman.
B. An hour late.
C. Fifty minutes.
D. By drinking coffee.
14. A. Remove the pieces he needs to repair.
B. Replace the pieces he has removed.
C. Repair the broken items.
D. Start the car again.
15. A. Daughter and father.
B. Niece and nephew.
C. Mother and son.
D. Wife and husband.
Section C (5%)
Directions: In this section you will hear one dialogue and one short passage. At the end of the dialogue and the passage you will hear some questions. The dialogue and the passage will be spoken only once. After you hear a question you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A, B. C and D. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Question 16 to 17 are based on the dialogue you have just heard.
16. A.The food.
C. The wine.
D. The traffic.
17. A. All Italians know English quite well.
B. Many Italians speak good English.
C. He can write Italian in place of speaking it.
D. He is good at communicating by gestures .
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the dialogue you have just heard.
18. A. A black spider.
B. A poisonous spider.
C. A beautiful spider.
D. A very large spider.
19. A. During the day.
B. At dawn.
C. At night.
D. In the evening.
20. A. The bird-eating spider is dangerous.
B. The bird-eating spider is able to climb any places.
C. The bird-eating spider spends lots of time on the ground.
D. The bird-eating spider likes to live anywhere.
Part II Reading Comprehension (30 minutes 30%)
Directions: In this part there are four passages. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B. C and D. You are required to decide on the choice that best answers the question or completes the statement.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
Grandma Moses is among the most celebrated twentieth-century painters of the United States, yet she had barely started painting before she was in her late seventies. As she once said of herself: ' I would never sit back in a rocking chair, waiting for someone to help me.' No one could have had a more Productive old age.
She was born Anna Mary Robertson on a farm in New York State, one of five boys and five girls ('We came in bunches, like radishes.') At twelve she left home and was in domestic service until, at twenty-seven, she married Thomas Noses, the hired hand of one of her employers. They farmed most of their lives, first in Virginia and then in New York State, at Eagle Bridge. She had ten children, of whom five survived; her husband died in l927.
(91)Grandma Moses painted a little as a child and made embroidery pictures as a hobby, but only switched to oils in old age because her hands had become too stiff to sew and she wanted to keep busy and pass the time. Her pictures were first sold at the local drugstore and at a fair, and were soon spotted by a dealer who bought everything she painted. Three of the pictures were exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1940 she had her first exhibition in New York. Between the 1930's and her death she produced some 2,000 pictures: detailed and lively portrayals of the rural life she had known for so long, with a marvelous sense of color and form. “I think real hard till I think of something real Pretty and then I paint it.” she said.
21.which of the following would be the best title for the passage?
A. Grandma Moses: A biographical Sketch
B. The children of Grandma Moses
C. Grandma Moses: Her Best Exhibition
D. Grandma Moses and Other Older Artists
22.According to the passage, Grandma Moses began to paint because she wanted to ______.
A. decorate her home B. keep active C. improve her salary D. gain an international reputation
23.It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
A. Her husband’s death had so great impact on Grandma Moses that she turned to painting for relief.
B. Grandma Moses knew nothing about painting before she was in her seventies.
C. Most of her pictures are concerned about rural life.
D. Her picture were attractive once appearing in the marked.
24.Grandma Moses spent most of her life ______.
A. nursing B. painting C. embroidering D. farming
25.The word “spotted” could best replaced by _____.
A. speckled B. featured C. noticed D. damaged
Questions 26 to 30 are based on he following passage.
Cars of 2050 will travel the nation's highways in never-before-dreamed-of safety, comfort, and convenience. These cars will float along never touching the ground, and therefore will have no need for wheels.
Annoying highway vibrations, caused by the rotations of the disc-and-tire wheels, will be things of the past. The coming highway passenger cars will literally fly above the road, supported on columns of air compressed by turbine-driven fans.
The car without wheels has been called a "flying car", and, in a sense, that's just what it is: however, it will not back out of the family garage, start down the street, and then suddenly go quickly upward heading for some distant point. (92)On the contrary, to avoid problems in aerial navigation, the wheelless vehicle probably will travel no more than three inches above road surface. It will travel over fairly rough road and even over smooth water!
The inevitable problems of maritime regulations, severe weather conditions, and running out of fuel in remote areas all will require new concepts of operation, servicing, and vehicle regulation.
26. The author believes that cars of the future _____.
A. will be replaced by airplanes B. will have wheels unlike those of today
C. will use columns of air instead of wheels D. will use wheels without tires
27. Which of the following is true concerning the new car?
A. It doesn’t need fuel any more
B. It will be influenced by weather conditions.
C. No family garage is needed any longer.
D. The speed of a flying car will be comparable to that of a airplane.
28. The car without wheels has been called a "flying car" because_____.
A. it travels a few inches above the ground
B. it can fly as a plane does
C. it moves at a very high speed
D. It can travel over smooth water
29. Where is a wheelless car LEAST fit to travel?
A. Over soft land. B. Over rough country roads. C. Over highways. D. Over waterfalls.
30.Wheelless cars will_____.
A. eliminate all traffic problems B. create new traffic problems
C. eliminate parking problems D. both A and C
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.
Imagine one day reading that you had been a subject in a risky science experiment without knowing it. At school, you had been fed cereal laced with radioactive chemicals so scientists could learn more about the digestive system. Because the food was radioactive, scientists could easily trace its path through the body.
Scientists now know that exposure to large amount of radiation can cause cancer, a group of diseases in which bodily cells grow wildly out of control. Some people who were part of the radiation studies later developed cancer and blamed the radiation for causing the cancer. Others are worried the radiation will some day make them sick.
Some doctors say that, in many cases, such fears are unjustified because the radiation doses used in the experiments were too small to cause harm. They also say that since dangers of radiation were less well understood then than they are now, even researchers who used high doses of radiation didn't do anything wrong.
(93) Some critics claim that no excuse is acceptable for not informing subjects about the nature of an experiment and giving them a chance to refuse to participate. Today, government rules require such informed agreement whenever a study uses people.
31.The passage is mainly about ______.
A. what kind of experiment cannot be done on people
B. whether it is moral to experiment on people without them know
C. how radiation studies are conducted
D. what result can be produced in a radioactive experiment
32.The word "laced" in paragraph 1 most likely means _____.
A. confused B. surrounded C. mixed D. covered
33.Which of the following is true according to the passage
A. Radioactive chemicals can cause bodily cells to grow wildly out of control.
B. When the danger of radiation had not been proved, high doses of radiation were acceptable.
C. Most cancers are caused by radiation.
D. Radioactive chemicals were once used to cure diseases with the digestive system.
34.Today, government rules _____.
A. demand to stop all experiments harmful to people
B. prohibit all tests related to human beings
C. disapprove of experiments with uncertain results
D. require to protect people's right not to be tested without permission
35The author's attitude towards the government decision may be described as _____.
A. indifferent B. favorable C. critical D. dubious
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.
The advantages and disadvantages of a large population have long been a subject of discussion among economists.It has been argued that the supply of good land is limited.To feed a large population，inferior land must be cultivated and the good land worked intensively.Thus，each person produces less and this means a lower average income than could be obtained with a smaller population.(94)Other economists have argued that a large population gives more scope for specialization and the development of facilities such as ports，roads and railways，which are not likely to be built unless there is a big demand to justify them.
One of the difficulties in carrying out a world－wide birth control program lies in the fact that official attitudes to population growth vary from country to country depending on the level of industrial development and the availability of food and raw materials.In the developing country where a vastly expanded population is pressing hard upon the limits of food，space and natural resources，it will be the first concern of government to place a limit on the birthrate，whatever the consequences may be.In the highly industrialized society the problem may be more complex.A decreasing birthrate may lead to unemployment because it results in a declining market for manufactured good.When the pressure of population on housing declines，prices also decline and the building industry is weakened.(95)Faced with considerations such as these， the government of a developed country may well prefer to see a slowly increasing population，rather than one which is stable or in decline.
36. A smaller population may mean _____.
A. higher productivity，but a lower average income
B. lower productivity，but a higher average income
C. lower productivity，and a lower average income
D. higher productivity，and a higher average income
37. A large population will provide a chance for developing _____.
A.agriculture B. transport system C. industry D. national economy
38. In a developed country，people will perhaps go out of work if the birthrate _____.
A.goes up B. is decreasing C. remains stable D. is out of control
39. The passage indicates that slowly rising birthrate perhaps is good for _____.
A.a developing nation B. a developed nation
C. every nation with a big population D. every nation with a small nation
40. It is no easy job to carry out a general plan for birth control throughout the world because _____.
A. there too many underdeveloped countries in the world
B. underdeveloped countries have low level of industrial development
C. different governments have different views of the question
D. even developed countries may have complex problems
Part III Cloze (15 minutes 10%)
Directions: In this part there is a passage with 20 blanks in it. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You are required to choose the one that best fills into the passage and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
If a woman decides to take a job outside the home, there are many important questions which are 41 . Can she get any job she is capable 42 and 43 for? If she gets a job and some of her fellow workers are men 44 the same work, will she be paid as much as they 45 ? This issue is considered important in the United States. The government has passed some laws to try to help women get any job 46 they are qualified, and to help them get the same pay 47 a man for doing the 48 work. This is called the Affirmative Action Law. It says that if a company is not 49 to women and other 50 groups, the government will not do business with that company. This encourages businesses to provide 51 opportunity for women.
Many people agree with the ideas and 52 of women's liberation. They feel that women ought to be considered equal to men 53 every way. They feel a woman should be able to do anything 54 she wants to do and can do. 55 people object 56 women's liberation. They feel that women belong at home, 57 care of men and children. Many 58 do not want their wives to work outside the home. Some women agree with these men. People who believe in women's liberation 59 that work in the home is important and should be respected. But they want to make sure that a woman works at home because she wants to, and 60 she can't get a job outside the home.
41. A. risen B. raised C. arisen D. aroused
42. A. of B. to C. with D. on
43. A. suitable B. adaptable C. fitting D. qualified
44. A. done B. did C. doing D. do
45. A. should B. are C. did D. was
46. A. in which B. to whom C. for which D. with whom
47. A. as B. to C. than D. like
48. A. better B. alike C. different D. same
49. A. fair B. cruel C. sympathetic D. unfriendly
50. A. inferiority B. minority C. majority D. superiority
51. A. effective B. evident C. equal D. entire
52. A. goals B. words C. talks D. theories
53. A. to B. for C. from D. in
54. A. where B. that C. when D. which
55. A. Other B. Another C. The other D. Others
56. A. at B. with C. in D. to
57. A. being taken B. taking C. taken D. take
58. A. wives B. children C. husbands D. parents
59. A. believe B. believed C. having believed D. believing
60. A. but for B. also because C. because D. not because
Part IV Vocabulary and Structure (15 minutes 15%)
Section A (10%)
Directions: In this section there are 20 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B. C and D. You are required to choose the one that best completes the sentence and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
61. This is currently the most efficient way to _____ certain types of data like electronic mail.
A. translate B. transmit C. transport D. transfer
62. Many theories have been advanced to ________ the existence of the moon.
A. work out B. figure out C. look for D. account for
63. Newspapers tend to ______ their influence on the way people vote.
A. accomplish B. mislead C. exaggerate D. convey
64. The museum is of great interest, both to experts and to ________ visitors.
A. strange B. normal C. casual D. common
65. His fame as a poet was not ______ until he published his second selection of poems.
A. established B. founded C. set up D. built
66. My brother likes eating very much but he isn't _____ about the food he eats.
A. special B. peculiar C. particular D. unusual
67. It 's a very popular play , and it would be wise to ______ seats well in advance.
A. book B. buy C. provide D. take
68. Their refusal of my proposal doesn't ______ reasonable analysis.
A. lean on B. rest on C. base on D. fall back on
69. If you want to know the train _____ , please inquire at the booking office.
A. plan B. schedule C. map D. arrangement
70. I caught a _____ of the bus before it disappeared around the corner.
A. vision B. glimpse C. look D. view
71. He ______ so much work that he couldn't really do it efficiently.
A. put on B. depended on C. got on D. took on
72. The car _______ when the light turned red.
A. pulled in B. pulled out C. pulled up D. pulled over
73. I send you my best wishes _______ this happy occasion.
A. in B. by C. on D. with
74. She asked that the letter be _______in order that the contents should remain a secret.
A. eliminated B. ruined C. destroyed D. wiped out
75. After Tom passed his driving test , he ______ an application for his driver’s license.
76. He made such a ______ contribution to the university that they named one of the new buildings after him.
A. generous B. minimum C. modest D. genuine
77. We regret to inform you that the materials you ordered are _______.
A. out of work B. out of reach C. out of stock D. out of practice
78. Living here at the top of the mountain with no one else near you must be very ______ .
A. lonely B. alone C. single D. sole
79. I warned him time and again , but he took no ______ of it.
A. concern B. notice C. attention D. regard
80. The biologist often goes to the mountain to collect insect ______.
A. representative B. specimens C. samples D. examples
Section B (5%)
Directions: Complete the following sentences with appropriate words or expressions or with the proper forms of the given words in the brackets. Write your answer on the Answer Sheet.
81. The teachers met once a year to exchange _____. (experience)
82. Her memory is like an _____. (elephant)
83. As he had to earn ____ living by himself , the boy left school at a very early age.
84. No one will be responsible for it , neither you nor ______. (she)
85. We have to admit that he is a ______ competent man. (high)
86. James has just arrived , but I didn't know he _____ until yesterday. (come)
87. She was told that the exam _______ on Friday. (give)
88. He hurried to the hall , ______ by two guards. (follow)
89.He thinks he is going to become a doctor , ______ he ?
90. There were three other passengers in the bus ______ me.
Part V Translation (15 minutes 10%)
Directions: In this part there are five sentences which you should (translate into Chinese. These sentences are all taken from the reading passages you have just read in Part II. You can refer back to the passage so as o identify their meaning in the context. You should write your answer on the Answer sheet.
Part VI Writing (25 minutes 15%)
Directions: For this part. you are allowed 25 minutes write a short passage following the guidelines given below.
96．以《 教育―為走上社會作準備》（Education-- Preparation for Society）為題，參考以下提示，在25 分鐘內寫作一篇不少于100 詞的作文。