Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Each conversation and question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four suggested answers 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.
1. A) Get a good night’s sleep so he’ll feel better.
B) Take the exam once more.
C) Go out to see a movie.
D) Stay in a cinema for a night.
2. A) She needs a new raincoat or umbrella.
B) It will probably rain tomorrow.
C) She doesn’t know what the weather will be like tomorrow.
D) She doesn’t know where the man put his raincoat or umbrella.
3.A) He already took a picture of the flowers.
B) He doesn’t know how to use the camera.
C) He doesn’t think the flowers are beautiful.
D) He does not have any more film left.
4.A) They are going to have some milk for lunch.
B) They will probably quarrel because they are both angry.
C) They are going to breakfast soon.
D) They are going to lunch soon.
5.A) Go to the library. B) Get some exercise.
C) Go to see a film. D) Do homework in school.
6. A) Where John will meet her.
B) What the topic of the meeting is.
C) What John is wearing.
D) Where the meeting is being held.
7.A) She didn’t clean the dorm.
B) Her dorm is messy.
C) She will help the man clean his dorm.
D) She cleaned the library.
8.A) Jack is likely to help.
B) Jack doesn’t know a lot about the problem.
C) The man has already asked Jack for help.
D) Jack was the last one who could solve the problem.
9.A) It will snow much later in the week.
B) It will probably snow.
C) She needs to listen to the weather forecast.
D) The weather forecasters always make mistakes.
10. A) In the laundry.
B) In the tailor’s.
C) In the department store. D) At home.
Directions: In this section you will hear a passage three times. During the first reading you should listen carefully for a general idea of the whole passage. Then listen to the passage again. When the first part of the passage is being read, you should fill in the missing word during the pause at each blank. After listening to the second part of the passage you are required to write down the main points according to what you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read the third time you can check what you have heard.
Television now plays such an important part in so many people’s lives that it is___11___ for us to try to decide whether is a ___12___ or a curse. Obviously television has both ___13___ and disadvantages. But do the former ___14___ the latter?
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of entertainment,
but also a ___15___ cheap one. They just sit comfortably at home and enjoy ___16___ series of programmes rather than to go out in search of ___17___ elsewhere. Some people, however, maintain that this is precisely where the danger lies. ____________18___________________________ Secondly, television keeps one informed about current events
, allows one to follow the latest developments in science and politics. Yet here
again there is a danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost ph
ysical fascination for us._______________19_______________________________________.
There are many other arguments for and against television. The poor quality of i
ts programmes is often criticized. But it is undoubtedly a great comfort to many
lonely elderly people. And does it corrupt or instruct our children?___________20
Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. 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 should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
Teachers always plan down to the minute what their students will be doing. This
is good for kids, because it teaches them to stay on task and follow a schedule.
But most homes aren’t run this way. If parents do plan their children’s lives
minute by minute, what happens when that child grows up and goes to college? At some point, kids need to learn to manage their own time. This can be one of the valuable skills you help your kids develop outside of school. But it generally won’t happen all by itself, because there’s a big transition that happens when kids leave the structured school environment and come home.
If you have kid stay alone at home, think hard about trying to find an adult who
can be there and provide the support your child needs. If a supportive adult is
n’t available, an expert named Martin recommends you find an after-school program led by experienced professionals who will engage them in creative activities, nourish them with healthy snacks, and assist them with their schoolwork. If you are at home on the contrary, to take some break after the guys get started on diversions, because it’s hard to stop and do something like homework. “If that little bit of downtime is television, good luck ... getting them to do their
homework.” says a professor of child development at California State University, “TV is addictive.” A better way to help your child unwind is with a healthy snack. “Wait until dinner, make a plate full of energizing food. You could even dish up part of the dinner you’re preparing a little early for the kids,” she says.
While you’re sharing a snack, you can make a list of what your kids will get to
do during their study breaks. The types of breaks recommended include shooting baskets, getting a drink, using the bathroom, or even playing a quick card game with parents. Your kids can be the ones to decide which breaks they’d like to take. But, as Freimuth says, your children will have to be honest about what kind of break will energize them and not upset their momentum.
21. The main purpose of this passage is ____.
A) to provide some advice for the parents about children’s education
B) to explain how to prepare a pretty snack for your children
C) to explain why the parents spoil their children
D) to describe children’s lives after school
22. The words “this way” in the sentence “But most homes aren’t run this way” in the first paragraph most possibly means ____.
A) to stay on the task
B) to arrange everything in details
C) to give some lessons to children
D) to behave in the structured school
23. According to the passage, the expert named Martin, appearing in the second paragraph, most probably takes up the following jobs EXCEPT ____.
A) a specialist in children education
B) a professional consultant in a after-school program
C) the leader of a research group about sports, such as basketball
D) mostly the same as what Freimuth (in the last paragraph) does
24. According to the last two paragraphs, the appropriate snacks that the
parents provide will ____.
A) upset the children’s momentum
B) exhaust them by lots of dirty dishes
C) make the children get addicted to TV
D) bring more energy to children
25. Which of the following is NOT recommended for the break during the children’s study after class?
A) Shoot baskets.
B) Play some games with parents.
C) Go out to drink some beverage in a bar for a long time.
D) Relax a bit by using the bathroom.
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.
Doors and windows can’t keep them out; airport immigration officers can’t stop
them and the Internet is an absolute reproduction soil. They seem harmless in small doses, but large imports threaten Japan’s very uniqueness, say critics. “They are foreign words and they are infecting the Japanese language”.
“Sometimes I feel like I need a translator to understand my own language,” says
Yoko Fujimura with little anger, a 60-year-old Tokyo restaurant worker. “It’s
It’s not only Japan who is on the defensive. Countries around the globe are wet
through their hands over the rapid spread of American English. Coca-Cola, for example, is one of the most recognized terms on Earth.
It is made worse for Japan,however, by its unique writing system. The country writes all imported utterances - except Chinese - in a different script called katakana（片假名）. It is the only country to maintain such a distinction. Katakana takes far more space to write than kanji - the core pictograph（象形文字）characters that the Japanese borrowed from China 1,500 years ago. Because it stands out, readers complain that sentences packed with foreign words start to resemble extended strings of lights. As if that weren’t enough, katakana terms tend to get confusing. For example, digital camera first appears as degitaru kamera. Then they became the more ear-pleasing digi kamey. But kamey is also the Japanese word for turtle. “It’s very frustrating not knowing what young people are talking about,” says humorously Minoru Shiratori, a 53-year-old bus driver. “Sometimes I can’t tell if they’re discussing cameras or turtles.”
In a bid to stop the flood of katakana, the government has formed a Foreign Words Committee to find suitable Japanese replacements. The committee is slightly different from French-style language police, which try to support a law that forbids advertising in English. Rather, committee members and traditionalists hope a sustained campaign of persuasion, gentle criticism and leadership by example can
turn the tide.
26. According to the author, the reason why the Japanese is infected greatly by English is ____.
A) that nothing can prevent it from entering into Japan
B) that English is the most recognized language in the world
C) that the government has not set up a special administration department to control this trend before it becomes popular in Japan
D) not clearly mentioned in this passage
27. By saying “countries around the globe are wet through their hands over the rapid spread of American English,” the author implies that ____.
A) even a restaurant worker in Japan may feel the English infection on Japanese
B) the flood of katakana has covered most of countries in the world
C) Coca-Cola is the most popular brand of beverage on the earth and this product occupy all the global market
D) many other countries are influenced greatly by American English
28. According to the passage, the following statements are true EXCEPT ____.
A) now there are two language systems, Kanji and katakana in Japan
B) the word “digital camera” appears very different in Japanese
C) people are always confused by the young Japanese pronunciation of “turtle” and “camera”
D) Foreign Words Committee is engaged in finding suitable Japanese replacements for the foreign words
29. According to the author, the last paragraph mainly deals with ____.
A) how French-style language police has prevented the influence of English
B) how Japanese Foreign Words Committee prevents the infection of foreign words
C) the suitable Japanese replacements
D) why committee members and traditionalists launch a war against the infection of foreign words
30. Which conclusion can be drawn based on the opinions from the Japanese people (in paragraph 2 and 4 of this passage)?
A) The elders are more strongly in favor of replacing the foreign words than young people.
B) All the people dislike speaking the foreign words, such as “digi kamey”.
C) They are so old that it is necessary to give some language assistance by a specialist.
D) People’s work determines the language they speak.
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.
The Security Council is the most powerful body in the UN. It is responsible for
maintaining international peace, and for restoring peace when conflicts arise. Its decisions are binding on all UN members. The Security Council has the power to define what is a threat to security, to determine how the UN should respond, and to enforce its decisions by ordering UN members to take certain actions.
The Council convenes（召集）any time there is a threat to peace. A representative from each member country who sits on the Council must be available at all times so that the Council can meet at a moment’s notice. The Security Council also frequently meets at the request of a UN member - often a nation with a grievance about another nation’s actions.
The Security Council has 15 members; five of which hold permanent seats. The Assembly elects the other ten members for two-year terms. The five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia (formerly the Soviet Union), and China - have the most power. These nations were the winning powers at the end of World War II, and they still represent the bulk of the world’s military might.
Decisions of the Council require nine votes. But any one of the permanent members can veto an important decision. This authority is known as the veto right of the great powers. As a result, the Council is effective only when its permanent members can reach a consensus（一致同意）.
The Council has a variety of ways it can try to resolve conflicts among countries. Usually the Council’s first step is to encourage the countries to settle their disagreements without violence. The Council can mediate a dispute or recommend
guidelines for a settlement. It can send peacekeeping troops into a distressed
area. If war breaks out, the Council can call for a ceasefire. It can enforce its decisions by imposing economic sanctions on a country, or through joint military action.
31. Which is TRUE in the following statements according to the passage?
A) The Security Council convenes annually.
B) All UN members should abide by the decisions adopted by the Security Council.
C) Although one member seriously complains about another member’s action, the Security Council will not convene at its request.
D) The five permanent members of the Security Council hold less than one half armed forces in the world.
32. The Security Council is effective only when its permanent members can
reach a consensus because ____.
A) every permanent member has the veto right of great powers
B) all the permanent members won in the World War II
C) the other members of the Security Council are in the charge of the permanent members
D) of some other reasons not mentioned in this passage
33. One motion（提议）is adopted by the Security Council only if ____.
A) 14 of 15 members accept this motion
B) all the members have no objection to the motion
C) 9 members agree on it and all the permanent members approve of it
D) all the permanent members pass it
34. The passage introduces all things about the Security Council EXCEPT____.
A) mission B) membership
C) rights D) history
35. The last paragraph of this passage may be concluded with the statement that ____.
A) UN gives priority to peaceful settlement of the conflicts among countries
B) the peacekeeping troops are most powerful in the conflicts between countries
C) economic sanction will be imposed on the countries involved in war
D) joint military action is the last resort of the Security Council in dealing with conflicts between among countries
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.
Few observers have a better view of that ocean of exchanging gossip called E-mail than Mark Sunner. The chief technology officer of E-mail management company MessageLabs, Sunner oversees a network that processes 4.5 million letters each day. Servers operated and maintained by MessageLabs manage mail delivery and routing for a number of companies, including Bank of England and Condé Nast Publications.
In fact, all of MessageLabs’ customers are corporations whose daily E-mail output and inflow has soared with the growth of the Web. “E-mail usage has increased
massively in the last couple of years,” he says. Indeed, MessageLabs estimates
that it has gone from 10 a day per employee as recently as two years ago to more
like 20 or 30 now.
The implications for Corporate America are equally huge. According to E-mail researcher and consultant David Ferris, companies can expect the volume of E-mail coursing through their servers to grow 60% to 80% in 2002. And as individual mess
ages grow in size - they’re now more likely to contain memory - companies could
end up paying 100% to 150% more just this year on systems to store and manage those messages. That’s why tech consultancy Radicati Group expects demand for soft
ware that manages E-mail, such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, to grow from $2.6 billion in sales today to $4.4 billion by 2005.
Too much of this money will be spent in controlling pure junk. About 20% of the
E-mail MessageLabs manages is unwanted, according to Sunner - who adds that ab
out 1.25% of all the E-mail his company moves contains useless attachments. Already, the cost of handling spam（垃圾邮件）is estimated at $8.6 billion worldwide, according to a 2001 European Union study. And the barrage of pornographic spam has made some companies worried that employees might sue on grounds of disturbance arising from exposure to unwanted unpleasantness.
36. The first sentence of this passage “Few observers have a better view of that ocean of exchanging gossip called E-mail than Mark Sunner” most probably means ____. A) Mark Sunner clearly know the E-mail is wasting resources
B) no one knows the fact that E-mail is gossip exchanging way but Mark Sunner
C) Mark Sunner does not know anything about the E-mail
D) the Mark Sunner always concentrated on the ocean of the junk E-mail
37. Which of the following is NOT true about MessageLabs?
A) It is an E-mail management company.
B) All of MessageLabs’ customers are corporations.
C) Mark Sunner is the chief technology officer of MessageLabs.
D) The company puts the great emphasis on dealing with the junk E-mail.
38. The word “that” in the last sentence of the third paragraph most possibly means ____.
A) it is expected that Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes grow from $2.6 billion in sales today to $4.4 billion by 2005
B) the junk E-mail has been overloaded in the Internet
C) the increase of individual messages needs more staff
D) the company has paid 100% to 150% for individual message storage
39. The following statements about the E-mail have been mentioned EXCEPT ____.
A) Sunner oversees a network that processes 4.5 million letters each day
B) according to David Ferris, companies can expect the volume of E-mail passing through their servers to grow not more than 50% in 2002
C) too much money has been spent in controlling the junk E-mail
D) some employees might take legal action in accordance with annoyance arising from exposure to some unpleasant resources
40. What is the best title for the passage?
A) The E-mail Monster.
B) MessageLabs Business Introduction.
C) To Avoid E-mail Surge.
D) E-mail Destroys Everything.
Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C), and D). Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
41. A new product should be judged not by the promises made in commercials and advertisements, but by the results ____.
A) demonstrated B) suggested
C) appeared D) contained
42. American women were ____ the right to vote until 1920 after many
years of hard struggle.
A) ignored B) neglected
C) refused D) denied
43. Both sides in the conflict agreed to ____.
A) converse to problems
B) exchange their topics
C) discuss their issues
D) talk their points
44. When snow ____ on top of a building during the winter, the weight
sometimes weakens the construction, and occasionally causes the roof to collapse.
A) falls B) accumulates
C) gleans D) assembles
45. The brave man was greatly honoured when the organizer announced, “You
____ a medal!”
A) earn B) expect
C) deserve D) reserve
46. All imported wine were made to pay heavy ____.
A) fees B) duties
C) prices D) money
47. We had to start at exactly the same time, so we had our watches ____.
A) checked B) tested
C) stabilized D) corrected
48. You think you are clever,____, I assure you that you are very foolish.
A) on the contrary
B) on the other side
C) in other words
D) on the whole
49. My fingernails are so ____ that they break off before they get long enough to polish.
A) elastic B) strong
C) fragile D) steady
50. I never thought he would let us down like that; I always ____ him.
A) encountered B) counted on
C) accounted for D) discounted
51. The terrible noise is ____ me mad.
A) turning B) driving
C) setting D) putting
52. When I was very young, I was terribly frightened of school, but I soon ____ it.
A) got off B) got across
C) got away D) got over
53. It is desirable that the course in general science ____ taken before the chemistry course.
A) be B) is
C) was D) will be
54. Some areas, ____ their severe weather conditions, are hardly populated.
A) due to B) with regard to
C) but for D) in spite of
55. They’ve done ____ with compulsory Latin for university entrance at our university.
A) up B) away
C) over D) down
56. An efficient engine is____ of fuel.
A) economic B) economize
C) economical D) economy
57. Cars moved very slowly in the 1930s, but they ____ move more quickly than in the 1920s.
A) were to B) did
C) will D) can
58. I hope my boss will take my recent illness into ____ when judging
my performance at work.
A) regard B) counting
C) account D) observation
59. Tom doesn’t want to take part in any school activities,____.
A) and David doesn’t too
B) and David doesn’t either
C) and so doesn’t David
D) and either does David
60. Many people complain of the rapid ____ of modern life.
A) rate B) speed
C) pace D) growth
61. Will all those ____ the proposal raise their hands?
A) in relation to B) in contrast to
C) in excess of D) in favor of
62. The train arrived twenty minutes late, but we were not told what caused the ____.
A) delay B) late
C) slow D) behind time
63. Who allowed you ____ my car?
A) driving B) to drive
C) riding D) to ride
64. I don’t doubt ____ the plan will be well-conceived.
A) that B) whether
C) why D) when
65. No one ____ that to his face.
A) dares say B) dares saying
C) dare say D) dare to say
66. The flight was supposed to take off at nine o’clock but ____ we
had to wait until ten.
A) in effect B) for result
C) for an end D) on purpose
67．Never before ____ such a smoke in the room.
A) have I read B) did I read
C) do I read D) am I reading
68. I take it for granted that he must be sentenced____.
A) to die B) death
C) to death C) dead
69. Bring the umbrella on the picnic even though you don’t anticipate ____ it.
A) using B) use
C) to use D) to be using
70. The tutor asked his students to leave a wide ____ when typing their essays.A) border B) column
C) surrounding D) margin[FL)]
Error Correction (15 minutes)
Directions: This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to add a word, cross out a word, or change a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you add a word, put a “∧”mark in the correct place. If you cross out a word, put a slash “/”in the blank.
The need for a surgical operation, especially an emergency operation, almost always comes as a severe shock for the patient and his family.
Despite of modern advances, most people still have an irrational fear of hospitals and anesthetics.
Patients do not often believe they really need surgery-cutting into a part of the body as opposed with treatment with drugs.
In the early years of this century there was much specialization. A good surgeon
was able of performing almost every operation that had been devised up to that
time. Today the situation isn’t different. Operations are now being carried out that were not even dreamed fifty years ago. The heart can be safely opened and its
valves repair. Clogged blood vessels can be cleaned out, and broken one mended
or replaced. A lung, the whole stomach, or even part of the brain can be removed and still permit the patient to live a comfortable and satisfactory life. However, not every surgeon wants to, or is qualifying to carry out every type of modern operation.
Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic： Why Should We Terminate Test-oriented Education? You should write at least 120 words and you should base your composition on the outline below:
1. M: I am really disappointed about not passing the exam.
W: An evening at the cinema should make you feel better.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
2. M: It doesn’t seem that it is going to rain tomorrow. It was supposed to be clear all week.
W: Well, according to the forecast that I heard, you should take your raincoat or umbrella with you.
Q: What does the woman mean?
3. W: What a wonderful view! Could you take a picture of me with the flowers in the background?
M: I am sorry, I just ran out of film.
Q: What does the man imply?
4. W: I am getting hungry. I think we should go to dinner soon.
M: Me too. I only had a cup of milk for breakfast.
Q: What will the man and woman probably do?
5. M: I’d like really to go to the cinema tonight, but I’m too much left behind in schoolwork.
W: Movie always relaxes me. It might be worth it in the long run.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
6. M: John has just gone to the Students’ Union for a meeting.
W: Where is it?
Q: What does the woman want to know?
7. M: Your dorm always looks so neat,so spotless and mine is such a mess.
W: I’ve been at the library all the week. It is my roommate’s doing.
Q: What does the woman imply?
8. M: I thought Jack might be able to help me figure out the solution to this problem.
W: He is the last person I’d ask if I were you.
Q: What does the woman mean?
9. W: Is it going to snow tomorrow?
M: If you believe the weather forecast.
Q: What does the man mean?
10.M: Excuse me! The shirt is not the size I want. I thought it was 40, but I found it was 39. Would you please change it for me?
W: Of course, sir.
Q: Where is this conversation most probably taking place?
Television now plays such an important part in so many people’s lives that it is (11) essential for us to try to decide whether is a (12)blessing or a curse. Obviously television has both (13)advantages and disadvantages. But do the former (14)outweigh the latter?
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of entertainment,
but also a (15)comparatively cheap one. They just sit comfortably at home and enjoy
(16)endless series of programmes rather than to go out in search of (17)amusement elsewhere. Some people, however, maintain that this is precisely where the danger lies. (18)The television viewer need do nothing. He is completely passive and has every
thing presented to him without any effort on his part. Secondly, television keep
s one informed about current events, allows one to follow the latest developments in science and politics. Yet here again there is a danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost physical fascination for us. (19)We get so used to
looking at its movements, so dependent on its flickering pictures, that it begins to dominate our lives.
There are many other arguments for and against television. The poor quality of its programmes is often criticized. But it is undoubtedly a great comfort to many
lonely elderly people. And does it corrupt or instruct our children? (20) I think we must realize that television in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society.
Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension
【详细解答】句中男生说，对不起，我的胶卷用完了。关键短语是run out of（用完），恰好与选项中的D符合，本题属同义替换关系。
【详细解答】第二句为Where is it? “it”指代上句中的meeting，因而女生问的应该是“会在哪儿开？”
11.essential 12.blessing 13.advantages 14.outweigh
15.comparatively 16.endless 17.amusement
18.The television viewer need do nothing. He is completely passive and has every
thing presented to him without any effort on his part
19.We get so used to looking at its movements, so dependent on its flickering pictures, that it begin
s to dominate our lives
20.I think we must realize that television in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension
【详细解答】文章在多处提到了父母应当怎样教育孩子，并且在文章的第一段中指出“如果父母把孩子的生活细节都设计好了，那么孩子长大后上了大学会发生怎样的情况？”（If parents do plan their children’s lives minute by minute, what happens when that child grows up and goes to college?）在接下来的段落中，文章就上述问题向父母们提出了很多建议。所以选A。
【详细解答】文章最后一句 ...what kind of break will energize them and not upset their momentum.的意思为“……怎样的休息方式才能使他们精力充沛而不会打击他们的热情。”结合上下文可知，父母提供的适宜的小吃（snack）将会使孩子们精神抖擞。所以选D。原文中的energize与选项D中的energy词根相同，意思相近，词性不同。
【详细解答】文章最后一段中推荐的休息方式包括投篮、喝点饮料、方便一下或者和父母做一次快速的卡片游戏（The types of breaks recommended include shooting baskets, getting a drink, using the bathroom, or even playing a quick card game with parents.），这些与选项C的“长时间待在酒吧里喝饮料”意思不同。所以选项C是正确答案。
【详细解答】选项A提及的kanji和katakana只是书写时所占位置的多少不同（Katakana takes far more space to write than kanji），两者都是日本语言的组成部分。所以选项A说的日本有kanji和katakana两种语言系统是不对的。所以选A。
【详细解答】参照题1的解释，最后一段应当是解释Foreign Words Committee的作用，所以选B。
【详细解答】文章第一段说，“安理会的决定对所有成员国都有约束力。”（Its decisions are binding on all UN members.），即所有成员国都必须遵守安理会做出的决议，所以选项B正确。选项A不对，因为第二段提到“只要和平受到威胁，安理会就会召开会议”。选项D不对，因为五个常任理事国代表了世界上大部分的军事力量（... they still represent the bulk of the world’s military might）。
【详细解答】第三段指出，“任何一个常任理事国都可以对某项重要决议投否决票。”（But any one of the permanent members can veto an important decision.），所以选A。
【详细解答】根据第三段的描述，只有当赞成票数在9票以上（Decisions of the Council require nine votes），并且常任理事国没有投否决票时，安理会的决议才能生效。选项B不正确，因为各成员国不反对并不一定意味着赞成，成员国还可以投弃权票。
【详细解答】最后一段提到，“安理会的首选策略通常是鼓励有冲突的国家和平解决问题。”（Usually the Council’s first step is to encourage the countries to settle their disagreements without violence.）所以选A。
【详细解答】第四段第二句表示“MessageLabs公司管理的邮件中有20％是无用的邮件……”（About 20% of the e-mail MessageLabs manages is unwanted ...）由此可见，公司的重点并不是垃圾邮件。此外，其他三项均可在第一段和第二段中找到对应点，所以选D。
【详细解答】代词that的指代对象应该从前一句中寻找。前一句指出“……为了存储和管理上述信息，这些公司仅今年一年就可能要在系统建设上增加100%到150%的费用。”（...companies could end up paying 100% to 150% more just this year on systems to store and manage those messages.）此内容与选项D相符，所以选D。
【详细解答】根据第三段第二句，选项B中的not more than 50%应当为60% to 80%才对，所以选B。此外，其他选项在文中都可找到对应点。
【译文】最好的标题是“The E-mail Monster”。
【详细解答】文章在第一句中就说…that ocean of exchanging gossip c
Part Ⅲ Vocabulary and Structure
是：refuse to do，不符合本题。deny相当于refuse to give，后面常接双宾语。四个选项中只有D正确。
【详细解答】converse谈话，交谈，常用于converse with sb. on/upon sth.。其中所要涉及的交谈的内容常用介词on，而不用to；exchange交换，调换，常指互换，如兑换外汇等；talk为不及物动词，后面不能直接接宾语，可以说成talk over sth, 详尽地商议, 商量, 讨论, 说服；discuss讨论，常指详尽地商讨有关议题，符合本题题意。
【详细解答】很明显，题中前后两种情况完全相反，四个选项中能够表达这一含义的短语只有on the contrary（相反的）。on the other side是叙述一件事情两个方面中的另一面；in other words是对前文做进一步的解释说明，“换句话说”；on the whole常用于总结，“大体上，基本上”。
【详细解答】四个选项都含有count，但意义不同：encounter遭遇，遇到，相遇；count on依赖，依靠；account for说明，解决；discount折扣。句中分号连接的两个部分互为解释，起到的是等号的作用；另外，注意句中的never一词，实际上否定的let sb. down（使失望，没有达到所期望的；使沮丧），从未使我们失望，等于说是我们可以信赖的人，答案为B。
【详细解答】起初害怕学校，相比较而言，不久一定是克服掉这种“害怕”心理。四个选项中只有get over由此意：“克服”。其他三个选项分别是：get off下来，脱下；get across(使)越过，通过；get away逃脱，离开。
【详细解答】desirable用在it is desirable that从句中的谓语动词需要使用(should)+动词原形。故A为正确答案。
【详细解答】due to由于，应归于；with regard to关于；but for要不是，起连词的作用；in spite of不管。题中所涉及的是原因，A为正确答案。
【详细解答】四个选项中只有do away with（废除, 弄死）为正确的搭配。
【详细解答】take ... into account（把……考虑进去）。故只有C是正确答案。
【详细解答】in relation to“与……有关”；in contrast to“和……形成对比（对照）”；in excess of“大于；多于”； in favor of“支持；赞同”。句中有“举手的”，那必定有“不举手的”，明显是持不同态度的至少两组人。B、C两项与本题句意无关，排除；A项只是一个中性短语。因此只有D为正确答案。
【详细解答】横线部分所需的一定是名词，四个选项中： delay名词，耽误，耽搁；late形容词，迟的，晚的；slow形容词，慢的，迟钝的；behind time副词短语，迟了，故A为正确答案。
【详细解答】allow sb. to do sth.允许某人作某事；其次，注意drive与ride的区别：ride乘坐，强调乘坐并向既定的方向移动或运动，尤指使被运载，例如：to ride a motorcycle to town骑摩托车进城，a swimmer riding the waves游泳健儿乘风破浪；drive驾驶，操纵，是主动性的行为。
Sue has studied so much philosophy this year that she’s begun to doubt whether she exists.
I doubt that we’ve seen the last of that problem.
【详细解答】in effect实际上；on purpose故意。result常用于as a result（结果）短语中；end常用于in the end（最终地；终于）短语中。
【详细解答】be sentenced to death为固定搭配，意为“被宣判死刑”。故C为正确答案。
【详细解答】anticipate doing sth为习惯用法。故A为正确答案。
Part Ⅳ Error Correction
72题：Despite改为In spite of
Part Ⅴ Writing
Why Should We Terminate Test — oriented Education
Nowadays, the call for quality-oriented education is becoming widespread and the
drawbacks of test-oriented education, which have aroused great concern throughout China, are becoming increasingly apparent.
Students’ creativity is completely eliminated by test-oriented education, because their only purpose of learning is to pass exams. School-age children are often seen carrying bulging bags on their backs, weighed down on their way to and from school every day. Bombarded with too much tedious homework, students can do nothing but attempt to hastily finish their homework and even burn the mid night oil as they plough through it. Facing so many exams, students are becoming apathetic and disillusioned and are in danger of being turned into automatons. Besides their heavy school work, they are also expected to learn other skills, like playing a musical instrument, in their spare time. Poor kids!
What causes this grave problem? In my view, some of the blame goes to parents and teachers. Parents set too high a standard for their children and are too eager to mold them, disregarding their individuality with a callous attitude towards
their personal development. At school, teachers put a high premium on the students’ scores in exams, which results in an overemphasis on exam performance. Performance tables are the sole criterion for assessing a teacher’s ability, with everything hinging upon exam results.
It’s time to call a halt to such a test-oriented education. Hence, I would like
to recommend the following measures. To start with, we should free students from
the heavy burdens of study to give them more freedom. Second, teachers and parents should understand that scores in exams are not everything.