Ⅰ. Vocabulary and Structure 15%
Directions: There are 15 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.— Would you tell meyou want your tea, with sugar or milk?
() 2.—Have a good rest; you need toyour energy for the football match this afternoon.
—Thanks a lot.
() 3.—Im sorry, but theres no smoking on this flight.
—Oh, Ithat. Sorry, I wont smoke again.
A.dont knowB.didnt know
C.wont knowD.havent known
() 4.—Im sorry I stepped outside for a break. I was very tired.
—Theres nofor this while you are on duty.
() 5.—Who did you stay with?
A.Mr. GreensB.The Greens
C.GreensD.The Mr. Greens
() 6.was once regarded as impossible is very common today.
() 7.The bicycles in the other shop will bebut.
A.cheaper; not as goodB.more cheap; not as better
C.cheaper; not as betterD.more cheap; not as good
() 8.—You look tired aftersearch for the missing boy.
—Yes. Id prefer to head forbed.
A.the; \\B.the; the
C.\\; \\D.a; the
() 9.Youthings about. Look, what a mess in your room!
A.always throwB.have always thrown
C.have always been throwingD.are always throwing
() 10.—What do you think of Francis?
—There are some things that are not easy to, and his coldness in one.
A.put asideB.put up with
C.think ofD.get along with
() 11.—Did a letter come for me?
—Yes,came for you this morning.
() 12.In short,he lives man belongs to some society.
() 13.—Whats the matter with you?
—Oh, Im not just feeling well in the stomach. Iso much fried fish just now.
A.shouldnt have eatenB.shouldnt eat
C.mustnt have eatenD.mustnt eat
() 14.Kates mobile phone was left in a taxi accidentally, neveragain.
C.to be foundD.being found
() 15.—If our parents would listen more to us, they would understand us better.
—. They just expect us to listen.
A.I believe notB.No problem
C.Good ideaD.I cant agree more
Ⅱ. Close 20%
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following text. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D.Choose the ONE that best fills the blank.
Randy Kraus was paralyzed (瘫痪).His left side was useless.But his right hand was16enough to lift a bucket to his forehead.Once，hed been a police officer and owned a private-eye agency.Once，hed been strong and able.Now，he felt he was nothing.
His17started with Parkinsons (帕金森) disease，but it didnt18there.In July 2002，the 60yearold Kraus went into the hospital for an operation to control the shaking.19，during the operation，he had a stroke (中风).He was paralyzed.The20man，who loved golf，could think，but couldnt21.Kraus wanted the doctors to22it to him straight.“You may never walk again，” they told him.“Maybe you wont23be able to talk.”
Once at home，he24he couldnt lift a fork or take a drink by himself.Physical treatment was so painful and slow.What did he have to25for? So now Kraus held the gun against his head.26the cold metal on his skin，he began to consider not his pain，but the pain he27cause his wife，daughters and grandchildren.He didnt pull the trigger (扳机).
“You are where you are”，his exercise physiologist (生理学者)，Andrew Garud told him.“The pace (进度) would be slow;the pain would be 28.But as long as you are29，you have the ability to get better.” After three months of30with Garud，Kraus wanted to see if he could 31.He could.Then he took three steps，sat down and cried like a baby.One step32to another.Next he managed a short walk.It was the hardest33of Krauss life.
Garud kept saying he could34more.Now，Kraus can brush his teeth，shave himself and get around the house with a walker.Little success only the paralyzed can35understand.
Ⅲ. Reading Comprehension 30%
Directions: There are three passages in the following. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C, and D.You should decide on the BEST CHOICE.
High school dropouts(辍学者)earn an average of $ 9,000 less per year than graduates. Now a new study dispels a common belief why they quit. Its much more basic than flunking out(不及格).
Society tends to think of high school dropouts as kids who just cant cut it. They are lazy，and perhaps not too bright.So researchers were surprised when they asked more than 450 kids who quit school about why they left.
“The vast majority actually had passing grades and they were confident that they could have graduated from high school.” John Bridgeland, the executive researcher said. About 1 million teens leave school each year. Only about half of AfricanAmerican and Hispanic(美籍西班牙的)student will receive a diploma(证书)，and actually all dropouts come to regret their decision. So， if failing grades dont explain why these kids quit, what does? Again，John Bridgeland：“The most dependable finding was that they were bored.”“They found classes uninteresting; they werent inspired or motivated. They didnt see any direct connection between what they were learning in the classroom to their own lives, or to their career aspirations.”
The study found that most teens who do drop out wait until they turn sixteen, which happens to be the age at which most states allow students to quit. In the US，only one state，New Mexico，has a law requiring teenagers to stay in high school until they graduate. Only four states: California, Tennessee, Texas and Utah, plus the District of Columbia, require school attendance until age 18, no exceptions, another researcher，says raising the compulsory(义务的)attendance age may be one way to keep more kids in school.
“As these dropouts look back，they realize theyve made a mistake. And anything that sort of gives these people an extra push to stick it out and it through to the end, is probably helpful measure.”
New Hampshire may be the next state to raise its school attendance age to 18. But critics say that forcing the students unwilling to continue their studies to stay in school misses the point-the need for reform. Its been called for to reinvent high school education to make it more challenging and relevant, and to ensure that kids who do stick it out receive a diploma that actually means something.
() 36.Most high school students drop out of school because.
A.they have failing grades
B.they take no interest in classes
C.they are discriminated against
D.they are lazy and not intelligent
() 37.According to the passage，which state has a law requiring school attendance until they graduate?
D.The District of Columbia
() 38.The underlined words “stick it out” probably means “”.
B.solve the problem
C.love having classes
D.believe in themselves
() 39.In the last paragraph, the writer is trying to.
A.analyze the reason why students quit school
B.suggest raising the compulsory attendance age
C.raise awareness of reforming high school education
D.wish to make laws to guarantee no education
() 40.From the passage，we can infer the following EXCEPT that.
A.the grades of most dropouts at school were acceptable
B.about 500, 000 high school dropouts are black and Spanish
C.classes dont appeal to dropouts
D.on average dropouts cannot get good jobs
Trees should only be pruned (修剪) when there is a good and clear reason for doing so and, the number of such reasons is small. Pruning involves the cutting away of overgrown and unwanted branches, and the inexperienced gardener can be encouraged by the thought that more damage results from doing it unnecessarily than from leaving the tree to grow in its own way.
Firstly,pruning may be done to make sure that trees have desired shape or size. The object may be to get a tree of the right height, and at the same time to help the growth of small side branches, which will thicken its appearance or give it a special shape. Secondly, pruning may be done to make the tree healthier. You may cut out diseased or dead wood, or branches that are rubbing against each other and thus cause wounds. The health of a tree may be encouraged by removing branches that are blocking up the center and so preventing the free movement of air.
One result of pruning is that an open wound is left on the tree and this provides an easy entry for disease, but it is a wound that will heal (愈合). Often there is a race between the healing and the disease as to whether the tree will live or die, so that there is a period when the tree is at risk. It should be the aim of every gardener to reduce that risk of death as far as possible. It is important to make the area, which has been pruned, smooth and clean, for healing will be slowed down by roughness. You should allow the cut surface to dry for a few hours and then paint it with one of the materials available from garden shops produced especially for this purpose. Pruning is usually done in winter, for then you can see the shape of the tree clearly without interference (妨碍) from the leaves and also it is very unlikely that the cuts you make will bleed. If this does happen, it is, of course, impossible to paint them properly.
() 41.Why should pruning be done?
A.To make the tree grow taller.
B.To improve the shape of the tree.
C.to get rid of the small branches.
D.To make the small branches thicker.
() 42.Trees become unhealthy if the gardener.
A.to helps a wound to dry
B.to covers a rough surface
C.damages some of the small side branches
D.allows too many branches to grow in the middle
() 43.Why is a special material painted on the tree?
A.To help a wound to dry.
B.To cover a rough surface.
C.To make a wound smooth.
D.To prevent disease entering a wound.
() 44.A good gardener prunes a tree.
A.several times throughout the year
B.as quickly as possible
C.occasionally when necessary
D.regularly every winter
() 45.What was the authors purpose when writing this passage?
A.To discuss different methods of pruning.
B.To introduce some common knowledge of pruning.
C.To explain how trees develop disease.
D.To give practical instruction for pruning a tree.
Many years ago, when I was fresh out of school and working in Denver, I was driving to my parents home in Missouri for Christmas. I stopped at a gas station(加油站)about 50 miles from Oklahoma City, where I was planning to stop and visit a friend. While I was standing in line at the cash register(收款台), I said hello to an older couple who were also paying for gas.
I took off, but had gone only a few miles when black smoke poured from the back of my car. I stopped and wondered what I should do. A car pulled up behind me. It was the couple I had spoken to at the gas station. They said they would take me to my friends home. We chatted on the way into the city, and when I got out of the car, the husband gave me his business card.
I wrote him and his wife a thank—you note for helping me. Soon afterward, I received a Christmas present from them. Their note that came with it said that helping me had made their holidays meaningful.
Years later, I drove to a meeting in a nearby town in the morning. In late afternoon I returned to my car and found that Id left the lights on all day, and the battery(电池)was dead. Then I noticed that the Friendly Ford dealership—a shop selling cars was right next door. I walked over and found two salesmen in the showroom.
“Just how friendly is Friendly Ford?” I asked and explained my trouble. They quickly drove a pickup truck to my car and started it. They would accept no payment, so when I got home, I wrote them a note to say thanks. I received a letter back from one of the salesmen. No one had ever taken the time to write him and say thank you, and it meant a lot, he said.
“Thank you” two powerful words. Theyre easy to say and mean so much.
() 46.The author planned to stop at Oklahoma City.
A.to visit a friend
B.to see his parents
C.to pay at the cash register
D.to have more gas for his car
() 47.The words “took off” underlined in Paragraph 2 mean “”.
A.turned offB.moved offC.put up
() 48.What happened when the author found smoke coming out of his car?
A.He had it pulled back to the gas station.
B.The couple sent him a business card.
C.The couple offered to help him.
D.He called his friend for help.
() 49.The battery of the authors car was dead because.
A.something went wrong with the lights
B.the meeting lasted a whole day
C.he forgot to turn off the lights
D.he drove too long a distance
() 50.By telling his own experiences, the author tries to show.
A.how to write a thank-you letter
B.how to deal with car problems
C.the kind-heartedness of older people
D.the importance of expressing thanks
Ⅳ. Translation 10%
Directions: There are 5 sentences in the following. Translate them into English.
51.I dont mind your(延期做出决定) the decision as long as it is not too late.
52.I suggested he(使自己适应)his new conditions.
53.I have no objection(再听听你的故事).
54.This popular sports car(正在生产出来)out at the rate of a thousand a week.
55.(请你找张空白纸)and write your name at the top?
Ⅴ. Proofreading and Error Correction 10%
Directions: 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 the errors.
We had guests last night who have not stayed56.
in a B&B hotel ago. They did not want breakfast57.
because that they were going out early in the58.
morning. They came back lately and had some59.
tea. I came into the living room and saw one of60.
them just go through the kitchen door but turn61.
on the light. He was looking for a glass the62.
cupboard. He had no ideas that the kitchen was63.
not for guests. I just smiled to me and thought,64.
“what can I do? We are guests after all.”65.
Ⅵ. Writing 15%
Directions: Water is probably most important for life, but we are going to face a shortage of water.
There has been a discussion recently on this issue in a newspaper. Write an essay to the newspaper to express your views.
Your essay should make full use of the following statistics and should cover these points:
1) the current situation of water in China;
2) the cause of the problem;
3) your suggestions of solution.
You should write about 200 words.