Ⅰ.Vocabulary and structure 10%
Directions: There are 10 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.Shakespeare was born in。
C.the 1660s D.the 1660s
()2.25,000 people were reportedin the ever recorded worst earthquake in Iran,which occurred late this month.
A.were killedB.to be killed
C.killing D.to have been killed
()3. the teachers suggestion,Tom finally found a way to settle the problem.
A.Following B.To follow
C.Follow D.He followed
()4. that no one was ever prepared for it.
A.So suddenly did the bad news come
B.So suddenly the bad news came
C.So did the bad news come suddenly
D.Did the bad news come so suddenly
()5.“ the friendship between our two people last forever!” and with this sincere hope,the president concluded his speech.
()6.We need a more capable leader,with strong will and as well as good humour.
()7.It is no longer a problem the poor children in this district can go to school.
()8.Of all the applicants,do you think is fit for the position?
()9.Part of the work is to be finished today andby this weekend.
C.the restD.the other
()10.Generally speaking,the harder one works,.
A.the better he gets resultB.the better result he gets
C.he gets better resultD.does he get better result
Directions: There are 10 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.
Leonardo da Vinci was a great artist.He lived in11in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.He painted some of12pictures in the world.Mona Lisa is a good example of his works.He13painting Mona Lisa in 1503.
Da Vinci loved science and14.He used darkness and light in a clever way in the painting.And a person can15see that there is a lot of geometry(几何学) in Mona Lisa.The face of Mona Lisa is16many circles and round shapes like balls.Even her17can be seen as a small part of a large circle.
The woman in the painting is18on a balcony ( 阳台) and mountains can be seen behind her.Da Vinci loved to study rocks and mountains,19we can see these in his other paintings.
The woman is sitting with her knees to the side.Her hands are held together20her.This way of sitting is now used by many artists when they are painting a picture of a man or woman.
()11 A.China B.ItalyC.JapanD.Canada
()12.A.less famousB.more famousC.the least famous D.the most famous
()13.A.forgot B.beganC.allowed D.remembered
()16.A.used for B.worked outC.put away D.made of
()18.A.lying B.walkingC.sitting D.reading
()19.A.so B.butC.or D.until
C.next to D.in front of
Ⅲ.Reading comprehension 24%
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.
When I was going home to India last year,I called up my mother to ask if she wanted anything from China.
When India had not opened up its markets to the world,I carried suitcase loads of dark glasses and jeans.Thankfully,we can get all these anywhere in India now.
Still,her answer surprised me: “Green tea.”
As long as I can remember she didnt even drink Indian tea.
I dutifully bought a big packet of Longjing and headed home to hear the story.My mother and her brother,both regular newspaper readers,believed that Chinese green tea was the wonder drug for all illnesses.
At the turn of the century,China was not really familiar to the average Indian.It was a strange country.
How things change! And how soon!
Now every town of any size seems to have a “China Market”.And everyone is talking about China.
The government of India has planned to send a team to China to see how things are done.A minister once said that India must open the doors for more foreign investment(投资) and such a step would “work wonders as it did for China”.
But its a twoway street.I just heard about a thousand Shenzhen office workers who have gone to Rangalore to train in software.Meanwhile,all the IT majors are setting up a strong presence in China.
No wonder that trade ,which was only in the millions just ten years ago,is expected to hit about USMYM15 billion for last year and USMYM20 billion by 2008,a goal set by both governments.
No wonder,my colleague wrote some weeks ago about this being the SinoIndian(中印)century as the two countries started on January 1，the SinoIndian Friendship Year.
But what is still a wonder to me is my mother drinking Chinese tea.
()21.Why did the mother ask for Chinese green tea?
A.She was tired of Indian tea.
B.She had a son working in China.
C.She believed it had a curing effect.
D.She was fond of Chinese products.
()22.What does the author mean by “its a twoway street” in Paragraph 10?
A.China and India have different traffic rules.
B.Tea trade works wonders in both India and China.
C.Chinese products are popular in both China and India.
D.The exchanges between India and China benefit both.
()23.What do we know about the Indian IT industry?
A.It will move its head office to Shenzhen.
B.It is seeking further development in China.
C.It has attracted an investment of USMYM15 billion.
D.It caught up with the US IT industry in 2008.
()24.In the text the author expresses .
A.his concern for his mothers health
B.his support for drinking Chinese green tea
C.his surprise at Chinas recent development
D.his wonder at the growth of Indias IT industry
Successful people in international business understand the cultures of other countries and learn to change their practices in different cultures.They understand the importance of avoiding business decisions based on misconceptionsmistaken ideas.
One cause of misconceptions is ethnocentrism,the belief that ones own cultures way of doing things is better than the way of other cultures.Its ethnocentrism that leads to failure in international business.To avoid ethnocentrism,its necessary to study the different elements(组成部分) of culture: language,values and attitudes,customs and manners.
A knowledge of the local language can help international business people in four ways.First,people can communicate directly.Second,people are usually more open in their communication with someone who speaks their language.Third,an understanding of the language allows people to infer meanings that are not said directly.Finally,knowing the language helps people to understand the culture better.
Values and Attitudes
Values are peoples basic beliefs about the difference between right and wrong,good and bad.An attitude is way of thinking or acting.Values and attitudes influence international business.For example,many people in the United States believe that chocolate from Switzerland is better than chocolate from other countries,and they buy a lot of it.
Customs and Manners
Customs are common social practices.Manners are ways of acting that the society believes are polite.For example,in the United States,it is custom to have salad(色拉) before the main course at dinner,not after.Its not acceptable to talk with food in mouth at table.Failure to understand the customs and manners of other countries will bring difficulty selling their products.Orange juice as a breakfast drink of an American company in France doesnt sell well because the French dont usually drink juice with breakfast.
()25.A knowledge of the local language allows international business people.
A.to be more open with their customers
B.to communicate without outside help
C.to express their thoughts indirectly
D.to have a better idea of their own culture
()26.The act of many people buying chocolate of Switzerland shows the role of.
()27.What would be the best title for the text?
A.Misconceptions in Business
B.Basic Beliefs in Business
C.International Business Culture
D.Successful International Business
()28.The authors purpose of writing this article is to tell people.
A.how to take a right attitude in business
B.how to avoid misunderstandings in business
C.how to use a local language in business
D.how to act politely and properly in business
Only three local students won Chinese Blog(博客)Competition.And 15 of the 18 awards want to students from China.
170 students task: to get a fullydesigned blog up and running ,complete with many postings based on a theme of choice—all written in Chinese.
Themes ranged from local opinions—such as the usage of Singlish,education and whether Singapore can be a cultural centre—to food blogs.
The entries were judged on Language proficiency( 熟练程度)and the quality of writing,as well as the design and level of exchanging ideas with readers.
Academics from the National University of Singapore and the SIM University IT experts,and a journalist from Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao in Singapore made up the judges.
In the end,only three Singaporean students made it to the award list—the rest of the awards were swept up by students from China.
“No surprise.”said Mr.Chow Yaw Long,37,teachers in charge from Lanova Junior College,which organized the event.“Although the topics were local subjects,the foreign students were generally better in terms of the content of the posts and their grasp of the Chinese language.”
One of the three local students winning the first prize in the Best Language Award was blogger Christina Gao,19,from the Saint Andrews Junior College,who spared no effort in researching for and writing her blog.Each entry took her between five and seven days to produce,complete with pictures and even podcasts (播客).
Her advice for bloggers is: Be responsible.
“Some bloggers out there only seek to blame the authorities and other bloggers.” Said Miss Gao.“I think they lack responsibilities and there is no value to their posts.”
()29.The competition was organized by.
A.the National University of Singapore
B.Chinese newspaper Lianhe Zaobao
C.Lanova Junior College
D.the Saint Andrews Junior College
()30.Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A.Chinese students won most of the awards.
B.Not all the themes were about local subjects.
C.The blogs could be written in Chinese or Singlish.
D.The judges were from universities in Singapore and China.
()31.What Miss Gao said suggests that.
A.she likes to blame the authorities
B.she has a sense of responsibility
C.she thinks highly of the others blogs
D.she loves to read valuable posts
()32.The passage is mainly about.
A.how Chinese students won the awards in the competition
B.why bloggers should take responsibility for their blogs
C.how Miss Gao won the first prize in the competition
D.what the result of the competition was
Ⅳ.Proofreading and error correction 10%
Directions: The passage contains 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.
Last weekend we went mountainclimbing.Even the heavy rain in the morning could not prevent us go.Setting33.
off very early,we went along an extreme narrow road,all34.
in high spirits.On every side of the road were green fields35.
and some farm house.We could hear the sound of the36.
rain and our footsteps mixing with our laughter.At noon37.
we reached the top of the mountain.That surprised us38.
most there was the beauty of scenes.After having a short39.
rest there and sharing with the food we had brought,we40.
started going down.It had rained even harder.We were41.
wet to the skin,and we still sang and laughed happily.42.
提示词汇：get into bad habits染上恶习
In recent years,some students hold big birthday parties to celebrate their birthdays.