Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Grammar 20%
Directions: There are 20 incomplete sentences in the following. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D.Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence.
()1.—Im going back to see my parents this afternoon.
A.Its very nice of youB.Youd better hurry
C.Say goodbye to themD.Give my best wishes to them
()2.— How many cakes can I have, Mom?
— None, dear. Theyfor your father.
C.have prepared D.were prepared
()3.A “workaholic” works too much and usually forgets to have meals and go to bed. ,
he doesnt have good health.
A.As a matter of factB.As a whole
C.As a resultD.As a rule
()4.You shouldntyour hope. Everything will be better.
A.give up B.fix up
C.cheer up D.put up
()5.Critics believe that the control of television by mass advertising hasthe quality of the programs.
()6.In the Mediterranean seaweed is so abundant and so easily harvested that it is never of great .
()7.Thomas Jefferson and John Adams died on July 4,1826, the fiftieth of American Independence.
()8.Almost all job applicants are determined to leave a good on a potential employer.
()9.One of the few things you say about English people with certainty is that they talk a lot about the weather.
()10.For a moment nothing happened. Thenall shouting together.
A.voices had come B.came voices
C.voices would come D.did voices come
()11.I tried phoning her office, but I couldnt.
A.get alongB.get on
C.get to D.get through
()12.In our class, when the bell rang and the teacher closed his book, it was a for everyone to stand up.
()13.Would you please keep silent? The weather reportand I want to listen.
A.is broadcastB.is being broadcast
C.has been broadcastD.had been broadcast
()14.He did not regret saying what he did but felt that heit differently.
A.could expressB.would express
C.could have expressedD.must have expressed
()15.—Do you want a lift home?
—Its very kind of you, but I have a much late in the office. I overslept this morning because my morning clock .
A.doesnt go offB.wont gone
C.wasnt going off D.didnt go on
()16., you need to give all you have and try your best.
A.Being a winnerB.To be a winner
C.Be a winnerD.Having been a winner
()17.So sudden that the enemy had no time to escape.
A.did the attack B.the attack did
C.was the attackD.the attack was
()18.Gun control is a subjectAmericans have argued for a long time.
A.of which B.with which
C.about which D.into which
()19.Slavery was in Canada in 1833, and Canadian authorities encouraged the slaves, who escaped from America, to settle on its vast virgin land.
()20.The police are trying to what really happened.
Ⅱ. Reading Comprehension 20%
Directions: There are two passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five 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.
A few years ago I had an “aha!” moment regarding handwriting.
I had in my hand a sheet of paper with handwritten instructions on it for some sort of editorial task. It occurred at first that I did not recognize the handwriting，and then I realized whose it must be. I finally became aware of the fact that I had been working with this colleague for at least a year，maybe two，and yet I did not recognize her handwriting at that point.
It was a very important event in the computerization of life—a sign that the informal. Friendly communication of people working together in an office had changed from notes in pen to instant messages and emails. There was a time when our workdays were filled with little letters，and we recognized one anothers handwriting the way we knew voices or faces.
As a child visiting my fathers office，I was pleased to recognize，in little notes on the desks of his staff，the same handwriting I would see at home in the notes he would leave on the fridge—except that those notes were signed “dad” instead of “RFW”.
All this has been on my mind because of the talk about The Rise and Fall of Handwriting，a book by Florey. Sire shows in her book a deep concern about the fall of handwriting and the failure of schools to teach children to write well，but many others argue that people in a digital age cant be expected to learn to hold a pen.
I dont buy it. I dont want to see anyone cut off from the expressive，personal associations that a pen still promotes better than a digital keyboard does. For many a biographer，part of really getting to know their subjects is learning to read their handwriting.
What some people advocate is teaching one of the many attractive handwritings based on the handwriting of 16thcentury Italy. That may sound impossibly grand—as if they want kids to learn to draw by copying classical paintings. However，they have worked in many school systems.
()1.Why was the author surprised at not recognizing his colleagues handwriting?
A.He had worked with his colleague long enough.
B.His colleagues handwriting was so beautiful.
C.His colleagues handwriting was so terrible.
D.He still had a 1ot of work to do.
()2.People working together in an office used to .
A.talk more about handwriting
B.take more notes on workdays
C.know better one anothers handwriting
D.communicate better with one another
()3.The authors father wrote notes in pen .
A.to both his family and his staff
B.to his family in small letters
C.to his family on the fridge
D.to his staff on the desk
()4.According to the author，handwritten notes .
A.are harder to teach in schools
B.attract more attention
C.are used only between friends
D.carry more message
()5.We can learn from the passage that the author .
A.thinks it impossible to teach handwriting
B.does not want to lose handwriting
C.puts the blame on the computer
D.does not agree with Florey
The fridge is considered a necessity. It has been so since the 1960s when packaged food first appeared with the label: “store in the refrigerator.”
In my fridgeless Fifties childhood, I was fed well and healthy. The milkman came daily, the grocer, the butcher(肉商), the baker, and the icecream man delivered two or three times a week. The Sunday meat would last until Wednesday and surplus(剩余的)bread and milk became all kinds of cakes. Nothing was wasted, and we were never troubled by rotten food. Thirty years on, food deliveries have ceased, fresh vegetables are almost unobtainable in the country.
The invention of the fridge contributed comparatively little to the art of food preservation. A vast way of welltried techniques already existed—natural cooling, drying, smoking, salting, sugaring, bottling…
What refrigeration did promote was marketing—marketing hardware and electricity, marketing soft drinks, marketing dead bodies of animals around the globe in search of a good price.
Consequently, most of the worlds fridges are to be found, not in the tropics where they might prove useful, but in the wealthy countries with mild temperatures where they are climatically almost unnecessary. Every winter, millions of fridges hum away continuously, and at vast expense, busily maintaining an artificiallycooled space inside an artificiallyheated house—while outside, nature provides the desired temperature free of charge.
The fridges effect upon the environment has been evident, while its contribution to human happiness has been insignificant. If you dont believe me, try it yourself, invest in a food cabinet and turn off your fridge next winter. You may miss the hamburgers(汉堡包), but at least youll get rid of that terrible hum.
()6.The statement “In my fridgeless Fifties childhood, I was fed well and healthy.” (Line 1, Para.2) suggests that .
A.the author was wellfed and healthy even without a fridge in his fifties
B.the author was not accustomed to using fridges even in his fifties
C.there was no fridge in the authors home in the 1950s
D.the fridge was in its early stage of development in the 1950s
()7.Why does the author say that nothing was wasted before the invention of fridges?
A.People would not buy more food than was necessary.
B.Food was delivered to people two or three times a week.
C.Food was sold fresh and did not get rotten easily.
D.People had effective ways to preserve their food.
()8.Who benefited the least from fridges according to the author?
()9.Which of the following phrases in the fifth paragraph indicates the fridges negative effect on the environment?
A.“Hum away continuously”.
B.“Climatically almost unnecessary”.
D.“With mild temperatures”.
()10.What is the authors overall attitude toward fridges?
Ⅲ. Proofreading and Error Correction 10%
Directions: There is one passage in this part. The passage contains no more than TEN errors. Each indicated line contains a maximum of ONE error. In each case, only ONE word is involved. You should proofread the passage and correct it.
After Christmas, Marie got sick. She coughs and couldnt speak.1.
After six weeks she felt worse, but she still couldnt speak.2.
Maries parents brought her to hospital. Doctors at the hospital looked her over,3.
and then said, “We are sorry, but we can help her.” For 12 years4.
Marie didnt speak. She grew up, got a job, and got married. But she never spoke.5.
A day, when Marie was 25 years old, she got a sore throat at work.6.
She began to cough. She coughed something small and black. What was it?7.
Marie didnt know. She took it to the hospital. The doctor at the hospital said,8.
“This is a coin!” The doctor told him, “I think you can speak again.”9.
Marie went to a especial doctor, and soon she could talk.10.
Ⅳ. Translation 15%
Directions: Translate the following passage into Chinese.
I agree to some extent with my imaginary English reader. American literary historians are perhaps prone to view their own national scene too narrowly, mistaking prominence for uniqueness. They do overphrase their own literature, or certainly its minor figures. And Americans do swing from aggressive over phrase of their literature to an equally unfortunate, imitative deference. But then, the English themselves are somewhat insular in their literary appraisals. Moreover, in fields where they are not preeminent—e.g. in painting and music—they too alternate between boasting of native products and copying those of the Continent. How many English paintings try to look as though they were done in Paris; how many times have we read in articles that they really represent an “English tradition” after all.
Directions: Write a composition of 120~150 words about the ways to learn English well.
Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Grammar
1.C 【解析】本题主要考查介词的用法。通过分析可知应是by reading more来improve your English。By表示方式，靠、通过。
2.A 【解析】more ahead意为“更前”。
3.A 【解析】本题考查情景对话。Hold on, please意为“请稍等”。
4.A 【解析】他的疾病和他停止打棒球是因果关系，故用because of。
10.A 【解析】考查介词。应答句中的I guess是插入语，因此所填介词与challenge连用，表所属，用of，选A。
12.C 【解析】考查动词。根据上句Some parents are just too protective.可知下文要说父母们想使孩子们不受到任何伤害。shelter做动词可表示“保护;庇护”，常与介词from搭配。spot意为“弄脏，认出，发现，定位”;dismiss意为“开除，使解散”;distinguish意为“区别”。
13.C 【解析】句意为：“我绝不会成为一名教师。因为我不是一个很有耐心的人。”seldom表示“很少”;ever表示“永远”用在肯定句中;never表示“绝不，从来没有”;always 表示“总是”。
15.A 【解析】本题考查冠词用法。air pollution 是抽象名词，这里是泛指，weather这里是特指全球的气候，因此用定冠词the。
17.C 【解析】本题考查主谓一致和时态，主语是the number，故谓语动词用单数，又因时间状语是since 1990，所以用完成时态。
19.C 【解析】come up to意为“达到，接近”;come around 意为“开始接受，造访”;come to意为“到达”;come on to意为“开始，兴盛”。这里的“it comes to…”意为“说到数学时……”。
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