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Section Ⅰ Use of English

  Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

  There is virtually no limit to how one can serve community interests, from spending a few hours a week with some charitable organization to practically full-time work for a social agency. Just as there are opportunities for voluntary service 1 (VSO) for young people before they take up full-time employment, 2 there are opportunities for overseas service for 3 technicians in developing countries. Some people, 4 those who retire early, 5 their technical and business skills in countries 6 there is a special need.

  So in considering voluntary or 7 community service, there are more opportunities than there 8 were when one first began work. Most voluntary organizations have only a small full-time 9 , and depend very much on volunteers and part-timers. This means that working relationships are different from those in commercial organizations, and values may be different. 10 some ways they may seem more casual and less efficient, but one should not 11 them by commercial criteria. The people who work with them do so for different reasons and with different 12 , both personal and 13 . One should not join them 14 to arm them with professional experience; they must be joined with commitment to the 15 , not business efficiency. Because salaries are 16 or non-existent many voluntary bodies offer modest expense. But many retired people take part in community service for 17 , simply because they enjoy the work.

  Many community activities possible 18 retirement were also possible during one's working life but they are to be undertaken 19 seriously for that. Retired people who are just looking for something different or unusual to do should not consider 20 community service.

  1. [A] oversea [B] over sea[C] over seas [D] overseas

  2. [A] as [B] so [C] then [D] that

  3. [A] quantity [B] qualifying [C] quality [D] qualified

  4. [A] partially [B] partly [C] particularly [D] passionately

  5. [A] order [B] operate [C] offer [D] occupy

  6. [A] which [B] where [C] as [D] that

  7. [A] paying [B] paid [C] to be paid [D] pay

  8. [A] before [B] lately [C] never [D] ever

  9. [A] team [B] number [C] staff [D] crowd

  10. [A] In [B] By [C] With [D] Through

  11. [A] look at [B] comment [C] enjoy [D] judge

  12. [A] subjective [B] subject [C] objectives [D] objects

  13. [A] organization [B] organizational [C] organized [D] organizing

  14. [A] expecting [B] to expect [C] being expected [D] expected

  15. [A] course [B] cause [C] case [D] caution

  16. [A] little [B] small [C] large [D] big

  17. [A] free [B] freedom [C] money [D] something

  18. [A] before [B] on [C] in [D] at

  19. [A] much [B] very much [C] no more [D] no less

  20. [A] to be taken [B] to take [C] taking [D] being taken

  Section ⅡReading Comprehension

  Part A


  Read the following four texts. Answer the questions below each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (40 points)

  Text 1

  A class action lawsuit has been filed against a prominent Toronto doctor, by patients who allege he injected a banned substance into their faces for cosmetic purposes. The doctor had already been investigated more than three years ago for using the liquid silicone, a product not authorized for use in Canada.

  Some patients say they are now suffering health problems and think the liquid silicone may be to blame. One of those patients is Anna Barbiero. She says her Toronto dermatologist told her he was using liquid silicone to smooth out wrinkles. What she says he didn't tell her is that it isn't approved for use in Canada. “I didn't know what liquid silicone was and he just called it ‘liquid gold'.” Barbiero remembers. After her last treatment, Anna discovered Dr. Sheldon Pollack had been ordered to stop using the silicone two years earlier by Health Canada. Experts say silicone can migrate through the body, and cause inflammation and deformities.

  “My upper lip is always numb and it burns,” Barbiero says. Barbiero is spearheading a lawsuit against the doctor, who her lawyer thinks might involve up to 100 patients injected with the same material. “The fact, a physician of his stature would use an unauthorized product on a patient because he thought it was okay, is really very disturbing, ”says lawyer Douglas Elliott.
  Ontario's College of Physicians and Surgeons (OCPS) is also investigating Dr. Pollack to see if, in fact, he continued to use the silicone after agreeing to stop and whether he wrote in patient records that he used another legal product when he had used silicone. However, in a letter to the College, Dr. Pollack wrote that he had always told patients that the silicone was not approved for sale in Canada, and had warned them of the risks. And in Barbiero's case, “…… at the time of her first visit, prior to her ever receiving IGLS treatment, I specifically informed her that the material was not approved for sale in Canada by the Health Protection Branch and that I did receive the material from outside the country …… I would like to emphasize that, as is evident on Ms. Barbiero's chart, I drew a specific diagram on the chart which I carefully discussed with and explained to Ms. Barbiero as I do with every other patient to explain the nature and likelihood of possible complications and the reasons and consequences of those possible complications.”

  Dr. Pollack declined to speak to CTV News, or to have his lawyer discuss the case. None of the allegations have been proven in court. But the case raises questions about the ability of governing bodies to monitor doctors. “There's a larger message and that is: buyer beware,” says Nancy Neilsen of Cosmetic Surgery Canada. “It's incumbent on consumers to do their research.”




  21. Doctor Sheldon Pollack was charged that

  [A] he had prescribed wrong medicine for patients by mistake

  [B] he had treated his patients with something illegal, causing bad result

  [C] he had pretended to be a prominent surgeon

  [D] he had sold an unauthorized product in large amount

  22. It can be learned from the second paragraph that “dermatologist” must be a doctor dealing with.

  [A] heart disease[B] eye disease

  [C] breathing disorder [D] disorder and disease of the skin

  23. The investigation of OCPS is to find 

  [A] whether he still has illegal treatment on his patients

  [B] how many patients have been abused

  [C] if he told his patients about the risk

  [D] how much money he got from his illegal treatment

  24. Which of the following is true according to the passage?

  [A] Barbiero took the treatment after being told the risk.

  [B] Dr. Sheldon Pollack started his work with the patients' agreement to accept the potential risk.

  [C] A famous doctor should be authorized to use something he thinks okay on patients.

  [D] Barbiero is suffering a lot.

  25. From the ending part of the passage, we can conclude that 

  [A] Barbiero will win the lawsuit

  [B] Dr. Sheldon Pollack will win the lawsuit

  [C] the cases have been dismissed

  [D] governing bodies to monitor doctor will be charged


  What our society suffers from most today is the absence of consensus about what it and life in it ought to be; such consensus cannot be gained from society's present stage, or from fantasies about what it ought to be. For that the present is too close and too diversified, and the future too uncertain, to make believable claims about it. A consensus in the present hence can be achieved only through a shared understanding of the past, as Homer's epics informed those who lived centuries later what it meant to be Greek, and by what images and ideals they were to live their lives and organize their societies.

  Most societies derive consensus from a long history, a language all their own, a common religion, common ancestry. The myths by which they live are based on all of these. But the United States is a country of immigrants, coming from a great variety of nations. Lately, it has been emphasized that an asocial, narcissistic personality has become characteristic of Americans, and that it is this type of personality that makes for the lack of well-being, because it prevents us from achieving consensus that would counteract a tendency to withdraw into private worlds. In this study of narcissism, Christopher Lash says that modern man, “tortured by self-consciousness, turns to new therapies not to free himself of his personal worries but to find meaning and purpose in life, to find something to live for”。 There is widespread distress because national morale has declined, and we have lost an earlier sense of national vision and purpose.
  Contrary to rigid religions or political beliefs, as are found in totalitarian societies, our culture is one of the great individual differences, at least in principle and in theory; but this leads to disunity, even chaos. Americans believe in the value of diversity, but just because our is a society based on individual diversity, it needs consensus about some dominating ideas more than societies based on uniform origin of their citizens. Hence, if we are to have consensus, it must be based on a myth—a vision about a common experience, a conquest that made us Americans, as the myth about the conquest of Troy formed the Greeks. Only a common myth can offer relief from the fear that life is without meaning or purpose. Myths permit us to examine our place in the world by comparing it to a shared idea. Myths are shared fantasies that form the tie that binds the individual to other members of his group. Such myths help to ward off feelings of isolations, guilt, anxiety, and purposelessness—in short, they combat isolation and the breakdown of social standards and values.

  26.In the eyes of the author, the greatest trouble with the US society may lie in

  [A] the non-existence of consensus on the forms of the society should take

  [B] the lack of divergence over the common organizations of social life

  [C] the non-acceptance of a society based on individual diversity

  [D] the pervasive distress caused by national morale decline

  27.The asocial personality of Americans may stem from

  [A] the absence of a common religion and ancestry

  [B] the multiracial constituents of the US society

  [C] the want of a shared myths they possess in life

  [D] the counterbalance to narcissistic personality

  28.Homer's epics is mentioned in Paragraph 1 in order to

  [A] exemplify the contributions made by ancient poets

  [B] illustrate the role of shared fantasies about society

  [C] show an ideal stage of eternal social progress

  [D] make known myths of what a society ought to be




  29.The author concludes that only shared myths can help Americans

  [A] to bring about the uniformity of their culture

  [B] to regain their consensus about a common experience

  [C] to stay away from negative feelings in their life

  [D] to counteract the effects of consensus about society

  30.It can be inferred from Paragraph 2 that Christopher Lash is most probably

  [A] a reform advocate[B] a senior psychologist

  [C] a reputed poet[D] a social historian

  Text 3

  Earthquake survivors trapped in rubble could one day be saved by an unlikely rescuer:a robotic caterpillar that burrows its way through debris. Just a few centimeters wide, the robot relies on magnetic fields to propel it through the kind of tiny crevices that would foil the wheeled or tracked search robots currently used to locate people trapped in collapsed buildings.

 The caterpillar's inventor, Norihiko Saga of Akita Prefectural University in Japan, will demonstrate his new method of locomotion at a conference on magnetic materials in Seattle. In addition to lights and cameras, a search caterpillar could be equipped with an array of sensors to measure other factors—such as radioactivity or oxygen levels—that could tell human rescuers if an area is safe to enter.
  The magnetic caterpillar is amazingly simple. It moves by a process similar to peristalsis, the rhythmic contraction that moves food down your intestine. Saga made the caterpillar from a series of rubber capsules filled with a magnetic fluid consisting of iron particles, water, and a detergent-like surfactant, which reduces the surface tension of the fluid. Each capsule is linked to the next by a pair of rubber rods. The caterpillar's guts are wrapped in a clear, flexible polymer tube that protects it from the environment.

  To make the caterpillar move forwards, Saga moves a magnetic field backwards along the caterpillar. Inside the caterpillar's “head” capsule, magnetic fluid surges towards the attractive magnetic field, causing the capsule to bulge out to the sides and draw its front and rear portions up. As the magnetic field passes to the next capsule, the first breaks free and springs forward and the next capsule bunches up. In this way, the caterpillar can reach speeds of 4 centimeters per second as it crawls along.

  Moving the magnetic field faster can make it traverse the caterpillar before all the capsules have sprung back to their original shapes. The segments then all spring back, almost but not quite simultaneously.

  Saga plans to automate the movement of the caterpillar by placing electromagnets at regular intervals along the inside of its polymer tube. By phasing the current flow to the electromagnets, he'll be able to control it wirelessly via remote control. He also needs to find a new type of rubber for the magnetic capsules, because the one he's using at the minute eventually begins to leak.

  But crawling is not the most efficient form of locomotion for robots, says Robert Full of the University of California at Berkeley, an expert in animal motion who occasionally advises robotics designers. “If you look at the energetic cost of crawling, compared to walking, swimming or flying, crawling is very expensive,” he says. Walking, on the other every step, energy is conserved in the foot and then released to help the foot spring up.

  Saga acknowledges this inefficiency but says his caterpillar is far more stable than one that walks, rolls on wheels or flies. It has no moving parts save for a few fluid-filled rubber capsules. Biped robots and wheeled robots require a smooth surface and are difficult to miniaturize, and flying robots have too many moving parts. “My peristaltic crawling robot is simple—and it works,” he says.

  31. From this passage, we can learn that

  [A] A robotic caterpillar can crawl by a pair of rubber rods

  [B] When a caterpillar moves, the magnetic field moves backwards along it

  [C] The environment couldn't influence a robotic caterpillar's guts, which are wrapped in a capsule

  [D] Crawling is very stable and efficient, and when it moves, only a few elements are needed

  32. According to this passage, which is not TRUE about the construction of the robotic caterpillar?

  [A] A robotic caterpillar is made from a series of rubber capsules filled with a magnetic fluid.

  [B] Iron particles, water, and a detergent-like surfactant form a magnetic fluid.

  [C] Each capsule filled with a magnetic fluid is linked to a pair of rubber rods.

  [D] In order to keep stable condition, the caterpillar's guts are wrapped in a clear, flexible polymer tube.

  33. The meaning of the word “peristalsis” in paragraph three is similar to.

  [A] swimming [B] flying [C] crawling [D] walking

  34. Comparing the robotic caterpillar and the other robots, which of the following is not true?
  [A] A smooth surface is indispensable to biped robots and wheeled robots.

  [B] Flying robots are very inconvenient when moving, because they have too many moving parts.

  [C] The robotic caterpillar only has rubber capsules filled with a magnetic fluid.

  [D] It's incapable for wheeled robots to locate trapped people because they are impossible to miniaturize.

  35. The passage is mainly about

  [A] why a robotic caterpillar can find trapped people

  [B] how a robotic caterpillar work

  [C] the instruction of the magnetic caterpillar

  [D] how a robotic caterpillar peristalsis




  Text 4

  When a disease of epidemic proportions rips into the populace, scientists immediately get to work, trying to locate the source of the affliction and find ways to combat it. Oftentimes, success is achieved, as medical science is able to isolate the parasite, germ or cell that causes the problem and finds ways to effectively kill or contain it. In the most serious of cases, in which the entire population of a region or country may be at grave risk, it is deemed necessary to protect the entire population through vaccination, so as to safeguard lives and ensure that the disease will not spread.

  The process of vaccination allows the patient's body to develop immunity to the virus or disease so that, if it is encountered, one can ward it off naturally. To accomplish this, a small weak or dead strain of the disease is actually injected into the patient in a controlled environment, so that his body's immune system can learn to fight the invader properly. Information on how to penetrate the disease's defenses is transmitted to all elements of the patient's immune system in a process that occurs naturally, in which genetic information is passed from cell to cell. This makes sure that, should the patient later come into contact with the real problem, his body is well equipped and trained to deal with it, having already done so before.

  There are dangers inherent in the process, however. On occasion, even the weakened version of the disease contained in the vaccine proves too much for the body to handle, resulting in the immune system succumbing, and, therefore, the patient's death. Such is the case of the smallpox vaccine, designed to eradicate the smallpox epidemic that nearly wiped out the entire Native American population and killed massive numbers of settlers. Approximately 1 in 10,000 people who receives the vaccine contract the smallpox disease from the vaccine itself and dies from it. Thus, if the entire population of the United States were to receive the Smallpox Vaccine today, 3000 Americans would be left dead.

  Fortunately, the smallpox virus was considered eradicated in the early 1970s, ending the mandatory vaccination of all babies in America. In the event of a re-introduction of the disease, however, mandatory vaccinations may resume, resulting in more unexpected deaths from vaccination. The process, which is truly a mixed blessing, may indeed hide some hidden curses.

  36.The best title for the text may be

  [A] “Vaccinations: A Blessing or A Curse”

  [B] “Principles of Vaccinations”

  [C] “Vaccines: Methods and Implications”

  [D] “A Miracle Cure Under Attack”

  37.What does the example of the Smallpox Vaccine illustrate?

  [A] The possible negative outcome of administering vaccines.

  [B] The practical use of a vaccine to control an epidemic disease.

  [C] The effectiveness of vaccines in eradicating certain disease.

  [D] The method by which vaccines are employed against the disease.

  38.The phrase “ward it off naturally” (Paragraph 2) most probably means

  [A] dispose of it naturally [B] fight it off with ease

  [C] see to it reluctantly [D] split it up properly

  39.Which of the following is true according to the text?

  [A] Saving the majority would necessarily justify the death of the minority.

  [B] The immune system can be trained to fight weaker versions of a disease.

  [C] Mandatory vaccinations are indispensable to the survival of the populace.

  [D] The process of vaccination remains a mystery to be further resolved.

  40.The purpose of the author in writing this passage is

  [A] to comment and criticize [B] to demonstrate and argue

  [C] to interest and entertain[D] to explain and inform

 Part B
  Sample one


  In the following text, some sentences have been removed. For Questions 41-45, choose the most suitable one from the list A-G to fit into each of the numbered blanks. There are two extra choices, which do not fit in any of the blanks. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

  We are seeing a series of paradoxes at the turn of the millennium. On the one hand, globalization means that national frontiers are becoming increasingly meaningless, but on the other, we are being swept by a wave of parochialism, with countries clinging to the notion of sovereignty.41)But there are so many factors in the world that make this position increasingly meaningless. Governments no longer have complete control over their economic and monetary policies, and many multinationals now have greater profits than individual country's GDP.

  The end of the cold war has brought its own dangers and we need to find a new balance of power in the world. It has also spawned many conflicts. Governments must be prepared to surrender some authority to global and regional institutions or we risk world disorder. It is tragic that, just when we need a strong international organization, the United Nations is starved of funds and often sidelined by its own member states. What happened in East Timor was unforgivable because it was foreseeable. Angola has been another sad instance of international vacillation. 42)

  I do think world war is less likely for the present, although I worry about the proliferation of nuclear weapons at one end and lethal small arms at the other. 43)

  Another worry stems from the huge economic imbalances in a world where the richest 20 per cent have 86 per cent of global GDP, and the 20 poorest countries only one per cent.

  Humanitarian aid is no more than a palliative. 44)The international implications of, for example, the collapse of Africa are unthinkable. There must be a new concept of security based not just on military and defense matters but on economic and social concerns too. 45)

  The global pendulum has swung too far towards a total dependence on market forces, but finding some point of balance in the middle is extremely difficult. I am by nature optimistic, but in my gloomier moments I sometimes think the only solution will be an invasion from outer space-then at last everyone would unite!




  [A]As long as more than a million people continue to live in direct poverty we can never hope to achieve national or international stability.

  [B]We need an international body with teeth-morally and in action. Perhaps the UN should be given its own force.

  [C] Many members of the UN have only become nation states in the last few decades, so I can understand why they are so keen to hang on to their independence.

  [D]It is terrifying the way that power is increasingly disseminated to small, completely ruthless groups like terrorists, drug traffickers and local warlords. The great imponderable is that some nut could create a nuclear explosion. Or that some essentially local conflict could escalate out of control. You cannot isolate instability: it gets exported.

  [E]The mainly purpose of founding the United Nations is preventing aggressions and wars. It is hard to attribute the success to the United Nations although no new world war broke out since its establishment. The United Nations is always helpless of preventing the regional wars.

  [F]The notion of sovereignty is more and more strong while the influence of the United Nations is weaker and weaker.

  [G]Western countries must increase their development aid programmes, not out of charity but for reasons of self-interest.

  Sample Two


  The following paragraphs are given in a wrong order. For Questions 41-45, you are required to reorganize these paragraphs into a coherent text by choosing from the list A-G to fill in each numbered box. The first and the last paragraphs have been placed for you in Boxes. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

  [A] But the latest big revision to the statistics, published by the Commerce Department at the end of July, told a different story. It showed that personal savings rates are still on a downward trend, and have fallen particularly sharply in the past 18 months.
  [B] Bill Clinton likes to boast that America's economy is in its best shape for 30 years. In many ways he is right: the expansion has hummed along for more than six years, inflation is low, and unemployment has tumbled to 4.8%, a level not seen since the 1960s. Yet there is one glaring difference between today's economy and the glory days of a generation ago: saving, or rather the lack of it.

  [C] Personal saving is only one factor in America's overall rate of thrift. Firms make a contribution through corporate saving (in fact, many economists reckon the distinction between household and corporate saving is a rather arbitrary one), and the government, too, plays a big role. The bigger the deficit, the more it drags down overall savings rates.

  [D] At one level, this revision cleared up a bit of a mystery. Economists had been surprised at the lack of a “wealth effect”: people did not seem to be spending much more, despite huge appreciation in the value of their stock market assets. The new statistics show much higher consumption.

  [E] The picture is not pretty. Since the mid-1970s the long-trend in household saving has been downwards. Recently it appeared that this picture might be changing: personal saving rates in the mid-1990s appeared flat, or even on a slightly upward trend.

  [F] Last year Americans put only 4.3% of their disposable income in the piggy bank, just about half as much as their parents salted away in 1967. Unless this trend towards profligacy is stemmed, and preferably reversed, America's “miracle economy” will rest on shaky foundations. Less obvious, however, is how to do it.

  [G] A decade ago, America's abysmal savings rates could be explained to a large extent by government profligacy. But now that the big and deficit has been tamed, and which the prospect of a balanced budget by 2002, it is time to turn attention to Americans themselves.









  Sample Three


  You are going to read a text about stupidity for dummies, followed by a list of examples. Choose the best example from the list AF for each numbered subheading (4145)。 There is one extra example which you do not need to use. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

  Sternberg, an expert in intelligence testing, contends that, contrary to public belief, stupidity is not the opposite of smartness. He points out that many of the singularly idiotic acts that come to public attention are the work of people who are, in fact, highly intelligent. He argues instead that stupidity is more properly viewed as the opposite of wisdom-which he sees as the ability to apply knowledge to achieve a common good. His “imbalance theory of foolishness” suggests that there are aspects of life as a smart person that actually foster stupidity. Which is to say, it sometimes takes a really smart person to do something truly stupid. Sternberg recently took the time to answer some of our stupid questions.

  (41)What attracted you to the study of stupidity?

  The roots of the book were in my wondering about what's up with people who have very high intelligence in the traditional sense, but seem to be out to lunch in another sense.

  (42)The difference between stupidity, foolishness, dumbness and, say, plain boneheadedness:

  The book is really about foolishness, which is the opposite of wisdom. There are many smart people who are unwise.

  (43)Do you see stupidity as an objective behavior or ,as one of your contributors does, a subjective judgment that reflects more on the observer?

 Stupidity is not in the behavior, nor in the eyes of the observer. It is in the interaction between the person and the situation. Different kinds of situations elicit different behavior from people.
  (44)“The best way to avoid stupidity is not to be afraid of looking stupid”

  People often fail to learn because they do not want to look stupid. As a result, they make or repeat mistakes they could have avoided.

  (45)Of course, some would suggest that certain stupid behaviors are categorizable as something else. Some would say philandering or shoplifting, for example, are products of something other than stupidity.

  I think it is a combination of the fallacies I mentioned: Egocentrism, omniscience, omnipotence and invulnerability. Many smart people are philanderers.

  Everyone has weaknesses. The issue in terms of the book is what they do about these weaknesses—whether they find ways to make up for them or whether they allow them to destroy their lives.

  [A] The foolish part is in the belief that one need only consider one's own feelings about the matter and not the feelings of others, especially the partner (egocentrism); that it is not okay for others but that one knows all about these things so it is all right for oneself (omniscience); that one can basically do whatever one wants because of who one is (omnipotence); and that, unlike others suckers, one never will get caught (invulnerability)。

  [B] How did Richard Nixon ever get involved in Watergate and the subsequent coverup? What was Bill Clinton thinking when he kept repeating the same mistakes in his personal life? More recently, how did the intelligent people who ran Enron think they would get away with a shell game? There are lots of examples. And the truth is, some of them are in my own life, too. None of us is immune.

  [C] For example, Clinton was very smart in most domains of his life, but in some kinds of interpersonal situations with women, he appears not to have been. The Enron bloodsuckers may have been perfectly fine in their home lives, but given the chance to rip off a corporation, they went for it. Problem is, we may see how sensibly we behave, on average, so that we are not alert for the kinds of situations where we act foolishly.

  [D] Unfortunately, no. It usually takes others to point it out to us. Or, looking back, we often marvel at how we could have been oblivious to our stupidity. But the problem is that smart people often use their intelligence to find ways to immunize themselves or isolate themselves from feedback. For example, they may hire toadies who just tell them what they want to hear.

  [E] Also, sometimes when they make mistakes, people try to cover them up so as not to appear to have been stupid and then look even stupider when the coverup comes to light. That, of course, is what happened to Nixon and Clinton, and to many, many others, such as currency traders who have tried to cover up losses or high-level executives at software companies who have tried to cover up improprieties.

  [F] The book is not about stupidity in the classical sense, which is usually thought of as a very low IQ. So I would distinguish the “mental retardation” kind of stupidity from the kind of foolishness this book discusses. The problem is that smart people often do not realize how susceptible they are to being foolish, as any number of world leaders have gone out of their way to show.




  Sample Four


  You are going to read a list of headings and a text about Backlogs of History. Choose the most suitable heading from the list A-F for each numbered paragraph (41-45)。 The first and last paragraphs of the text are not numbered. There is one extra heading which you do not need to use. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)

  [A] Passion for personal and familial archival collection.

  [B] Reception of a hospital delivery bill.

 [C] Overabundance of trivial personal documents.
  [D] Explosion of public documents.

  [E] It is imperative to put archival policies into perspective.

  [F] What tactics should be adopted in document-saving?

  One morning a few years ago an envelope arrived from my parents containing the bill from New Rochelle Hospital for my delivery, in 1952. The contents of a basement or attic were being culled, and the bill had turned up in one of the many cardboard reliquaries that have long lent a kind of ballast to my childhood home. The hospital's total charge for a five-day stay including drugs and phone calls, came to $187.86. I was amazed at the cost, to be sure. But I was also struck by something else: that among all those decades' worth of family documents my parents had looked through, the delivery bill was the only thing they thought of sufficient interest to pass along.


  At some point most of us realize that having a personal archival strategy is an inescapable aspect of modern life: one has to draw the line somewhere. What should the policy be toward children's drawings and report cards? Toward personal letters and magazine clippings? People work out answers to such questions, usually erring, I suspect, on the side of over-accrual of rubbish documents. Almost everyone seems to save— or “curate,” as archaeologist says—issues of National Geographic. That is why in garbage landfills copies of that magazine are rarely found in isolation; rather, they are found in herds, when an entire collection has been discarded after an owner has died or moved.


  I happen to be an admirer of the archiving impulse and an inveterate archivist at the household level. Though not quite one of those people whom public-health authorities seem to run across every few years, with a house in which neatly bundled stacks of newspaper occupy all but narrow aisles, I do tend to save almost everything that is personal and familial, and even to supplement this private hoard with oddities of a more public nature—a calling card of Thomas Nast's, for instance, and Kim Philby copy of the Joy of Cooking.


  I cannot help wondering, though, whether as a nation we are compiling archives at a rate that will exceed anyone's ability ever to make sense of them. A number of observers have cited the problem of “information overload” as if it were a recent development, largely the consequence of computers. In truth, the archive backlog has been a problem for millennia. Historians obviously have problems when information is scarce, but it's not hard to see a very different problem emerging as source material becomes spectacularly overabundant.


  Leave aside the task of assessing an entire epoch and consider what is required in purely physical terms to preserve even a single prominent person's lifetime documentary output. Benjamin Disraeli's correspondence survived down to the level of what today would be an E-mail message: “My darling, I shall be home for dinner at 1/2 pt 7. In haste, Your, Dis.” Woodrow Wilson left so much behind that the historian Arthur S. Link spent his entire career at Princeton University annotating and publishing Wilson's personal papers, in sixty-nine volumes.


  Is it preposterous to begin thinking of some of our archives as the new tels? Tels are the mounds that layer upon layer of former cities make; they are everywhere in the Middle East, harboring the archaeological record of thousands of years of human history. But there are too many of them for more than a few ever to be excavated systematically and understanding what's in even those few takes decades if not centuries.

  Don't get me wrong: I am not proposing that we discard any thing at all. One rarely knows in advance what will turn out to be of interest or importance and what should have gone directly into the oubliette. It is always delightful when something is discovered. But information does have its natural predators, and it may be that sometimes natural processes work out for the best.

 Part C

  Read the following text carefully and then translate the underlined segments into Chinese. Your translation should be written neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2. (10 points)

  Immigrants adoption of English as their primary language is one measure of assimilation into the larger United States society. Generally languages define social groups and provide justification for social structures. Hence, a distinctive language sets a cultural group off from the dominant language group. (46)Throughout United States history this pattern has resulted in one consistent, unhappy consequence discrimination against members of the cultural minority Language differences provide both a way to rationalize subordination and a ready means for achieving it.

  Traditionally, English has replaced the native language of immigrant groups by the second or third generation. Some characteristics of today's Spanish-speaking population, however, suggest the possibility of a departure from this historical pattern. Many families retain ties in Latin America and move back and forth between their present and former communities. (47)This “revolving door” phenomenon, along with the high probability of additional immigrants from the south, means that large Spanish-speaking communities are likely to exist in the United States for the indefinite future.

  This expectation underlies the call for national support for bilingual education in Spanish-speaking communities' public schools. Bilingual education can serve different purposes. (48)However, in the 1960s, such programs were established to facilitate the learning of English so as to avoid disadvantaging children in their other subjects because of their limited English. More recently, many advocates have viewed bilingual education as a means to maintain children's native languages and cultures. The issue is important for people with different pole to separatism at the other. To date, the evaluations of bilingual education's impact on learning have been inconclusive. The issue of bilingual education has, nevertheless, served to unite the leadership of the nation's Hispanic communities. (49)Grounded in concerns about status that are directly traceable to the United States history of discrimination against Hispanics, the demand for maintenance of the Spanish language in the schools is an assertion of the worth of a people and their culture. If the United States is truly a multicultural nation—that is, if it is one culture reflecting the contributions of many—this demand should be seen as a demand not for separation but for inclusion.

  More direct efforts to force inclusion can be misguided. For example, movement to declare English the official language do not truly advance the cohesion of a multicultural nation. They alienate the twenty million people who do not speak English as their mother tongue. They are unnecessary since the public's business is already conducted largely in English. (50)Further, given the present state of understanding about the effects of bilingual education on learning, it would be unwise to require the universal use of English. Finally, it is for parents and local communities to choose the path they will follow, including hoe much of their culture they want to maintain for their children.




  Section Ⅲ Writing

  Part A

  51. Directions:

  You are going to write a letter to your university newspaper editor. And your letter should include the following points.

  1) Introduce the activities of volunteers in your university,

  2) State its importance,

  3) Your own practice

  You should write about 100 words on ANSWER SHEET 2. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Li Ming” instead. You do not need to write the address. (10 points)

  Part B


  The Widening of College Enrollment


  Study the following graphs and write an essay in 160—200 words

  Your essay must cover these three points

  1)Effect of the country's rapid growth of GDP on its higher education,

  2)Possible reason for the effect,

  3)Your prediction of the tendency of the development of China's higher education

  Chart I Grouth of GDP

  (in billion yuan)

  Chart 2 Students Studying at College

  (in million)

  Chart 3 College Enrollment (in million)


 Section I Use of English
  1.「答案」 D

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。从此空所在句后半句“……there are opportunities for overseas service……”中的“overseas service”可知,此空应填“overseas”。D overseas可做形容词“外国的,海外的”;也可做副词“在海外”。本句前一个overseas是副词,后一个overseas是形容词。

  2.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本句意为:“正如年轻人在参加全职工作前有机会参加海外志愿服务一样,发展中国家的合格技术人员也有机会参加海外服务。”just as……so意为“正如……也。”可见B为正确答案。

  3.「答案」 D

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。根据句意,“合格的技术人员”,此处应选择D qualified“有资格的,合格的”。

  4.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查副词。根据句意,“一些人,尤其是那些退休早的人”,此处表示强调。故C particularly“特别地,尤其地”为正确答案。

  5.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查词动词的用法。本句意为“一些人,尤其是那些退休早的人,在有特殊需求的国家提供他们的技术和商业技能。”skills“技能”前面只能用 offer“提供”。

  6.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本题考查关系副词where的用法。countries,表示地点,where用于表示地点的词语之后,意为“在那;该处”,故选择B where.

  7.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本题考查过去分词的用法。所选词应该与or前的voluntary对应,因此,B paid“付费的”为正确答案,做定语。

  8.「答案」 D

  「解析」 此处是一个more than的比较结构,现在和以前做比较。本句意为“所以在考虑义务或付费的社区服务时,现在比一个人刚开始工作时有更多的机会。”D ever“曾经”符合句意,故D为正确答案。

  9.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。根据句意,“大多数义务性的组织只有少数全职员工”。C staff“全体职工,全体人员”为最佳答案。

  10.「答案」 A

  「解析」 本题考查介词。in some ways是固定搭配,意为“在某些地方”。故A为正确答案。

  11.「答案」 D

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。下文by commercial criteria(根据商业准则)提示此处选择D judge“判断,评价”。B comment意为“评论”,不合适。

  12.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。根据句意,“为了不同的理由和目的”。C objective“目标,目的”符合句意。故C为正确答案。A subjective意为“主观的”;B subject意为“主题”;D objects意为“物件,对象”。

  13.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本题考查形容词的用法。根据both……and……结构,此处所选词应与前面personal“个人的”相对应,均为形容词,故B organizational“组织的”为正确答案。

  14.「答案」 A

  「解析」 本题考查动词+ing作宾语补足语的用法。A expecting为宾语补足语,表示伴随状况;B to expect表示谓语的目的。根据句意,A更贴切。因此,A为正确答案。

  15.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本题考查词汇知识。本句意为“他们必须为这项事业承担义务,而不是为了商业效益。”故B cause“事业,事件”为答案。

  16.「答案」 B

  「解析」 本题考查词汇的用法。salary“薪水”应当用大小来修饰。同时根据上下文,义务工作的报酬不可能高。故B small为正确答案。

  17.「答案」 A

  「解析」 本题考查词汇的固定搭配。for free表示“无偿的”。故A为正确答案。

  18.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查介词的用法。根据句意,所选词表示的含义应与后面during one's working life“在工作期间”相对。on retirement表示退休时;in retirement表示退休后。故C为最佳答案。

  19.「答案」 D

  「解析」 本题考查固定短语的用法。根据句意“在工作期间的活动也要认真进行”。D no less意为“不少于,多达”,符合句意,是正确答案。

  20.「答案」 C

  「解析」 本题考查非谓语动词作动词宾语的用法。consider要求其后面动词用ing形式,作宾语。故C为正确答案。







  Section II Reading Comprehension

  Part A

  Text 1

  21.「答案」 B

  「解析」 第一段第一句:患者对一位多伦多的著名医生(指文章后面提到的Dr. Sheldon Pollack)提起了集体诉讼,指责他使用违禁材料为他们做面部美容。第三段第一句提到患者Barbiero说她的上唇麻木、有烧灼感。因此可以确认选项B正确。

  22.「答案」 D

  「解析」 Dermatologist(皮肤科医生)。derma是皮肤的意思,也可以作为词缀构成其他词。这句话意为:她(Barbiero)说她的多伦多的医生告诉她,他(医生)在使用液体硅胶弄平皱纹。根据语境可以判断出正确答案为选项D.

  23.「答案」 A

  「解析」 第四段第一句话意为:安大略医学院正在调查Dr.Pollack,以便弄清楚他在同意停用后是否还在继续使用硅胶,以及他是否在使用硅胶的同时却在患者的病历上写上别的合法产品的名称。因此,选项A正确。

  24.「答案」 D

  「解析」 答案可从第三段第一句明显看出。从文章看,A、B属于当事双方各执一词,还没有定论。C项之中没有提及。

  25.「答案」 C

  「解析」 最后一段第二、三句意为:任何主张在法庭上都没有被采纳,但是这个案子提出了一个政府是否有能力监管医生的问题。因此可知选项C正确。



  一些病人说他们的健康受到损害,并认为液态硅胶是病因,其中一位病人是Anna Barbiero,她说她的多伦多皮肤科医生告诉她说,他正在使用液态硅胶来拉平皱纹。她还说,他并没有告诉她,这种物品被禁止在加拿大使用。Barbiero回忆说:“我并不知道液态硅胶是什么……他只是称它为‘液体黄金'.”在做了最后一次治疗后,安娜才发现两年前加拿大健康协会已经明令禁止Sheldon Pollack医生使用液态硅胶了。专家说,硅胶会在体内迁徙,造成炎症和畸形。

  Barbiero说:“我的上唇一直麻木、有灼烧感。”她率先发起了对这名医生的法律诉讼,她的律师认为,这名医生很可能与近100名被注射了这种同样物质的病人有关。Douglas Elliott律师说:“事实是像他这样一位有声望的医生竟然对病人使用一种未经认可的产品,这的确令人困惑。”

  安大略内外科医师学院也正在对 Pollack医生进行调查,以弄清他事实上是否在同意停止使用液态硅胶之后仍然在使用它,以及他是否在病历中记录他使用了另一种合法产品,而他实际上使用的是硅胶。然而,在写给该学院的一封信中,Pollack医生写到:他一直告诉病人硅胶未被批准在加拿大销售,而且他也提醒他们使用它的危险。就Barbiero的情况而言,“……她第一次来我的诊所时,即在她还没有接受IGLS治疗前,我特地告知她,这种材料未经加拿大健康保护局批准在加拿大销售,我是从国外弄到它的……我想强调指出的是,也如同Barbiero女士的治疗计划图上所显示的那样,我在上面仔细地画了一张草图,和她认真讨论了细节。如同对待其他病人一样,我跟Barbiero女士讨论并做了解释……解释了并发症的类别、可能性、原因以及这些可能的并发症后果。”

  Pollack医生拒绝对加拿大电视台(CTV)发表讲话,也不让自己的律师谈论此事,迄今所有指控都未经法庭认证。但是这个案件引发了人们对于政府监管部门对医生的监督能力发生了怀疑。加拿大化妆外科协会的Nancy Neilsen说:“该案件的意义要大得多,即:顾客须小心!消费者有义务探查真相。”

  Text 2
















  Text 3

  31. 「答案」B


  32. 「答案」C


  33. 「答案」C


  34. 「答案」D


  35. 「答案」A




  此履带装置的发明人,日本秋田县立大学的Norihiko Saga将会在西雅图举行的磁力材料研讨会上展示他的新的移动技术。除了灯和照相机,搜索履带装置还能装备一系列传感器,测量其他数值——例如放射性或含氧量——这会告诉救援人员此地是否可以安全进入。




  不过加州大学伯克利分校的Robert Full认为爬行并不是机器人最有效的移动方式。他是动物行动专家,但偶尔也为机器人设计者提供建议。“如果你将爬行的能量消耗与步行、游泳或者飞行相比较,爬行的能耗量很高。”他说。走路时,每当你换步时,能量就存储在脚部,然后释放来帮助脚弹起。


  Text 4








  「解析」其实纵观全文,本文的中心讲的是免疫系统可以得到特殊的训练以应对疾病的较弱形式,因此选项 B“免疫系统可以得到特殊的训练以应对疾病的较弱形式”为正确选项。而选项A“挽救大多数的人必然造成少数人的死亡”,选项C“强制性的接种对于大众的生存是不可或缺的”和选项D“接种的过程仍然是一个应该解决的神秘”都不能说明原文的含义。











  Part B

  Sample One

















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