Public English Test System (PETS)
M:Excuse me.Can you tell me how much the shirt is?
W：Yes，it’s nine fifteen.
How much is the shirt?
1. Where are they talking?
［A］In a post office.
［B］In a restaurant.
［C］In a bank.
2. What does the man want to do?
［A］To have tea.
［B］To see father.
［C］To talk to Ella.
3. For whom is the man making tea and coffee?
［B］The man himself.
4. What are the two speakers talking about?
［A］A tea house.
5. What’s the man going to do?
［A］Buy some bread.
［B］Go back home.
［C］Ask for directions.
6. When does this conversation take place?
［A］In the middle of a vacation.
［B］At the end of a term.
［C］Before the exams.
7. Where do the speakers plan to go?
［A］To a concert.
［B］To a party.
［C］To a film.
8. According to the man, what is so special about the Art Museum?
［A］It’s the biggest museum in the world.
［B］It’s famous for its Spanish paintings.
［C］It’s near the National Park.
9. Where was the woman yesterday?
［A］In the Art Museum.
［B］In the National Park.
［C］In the Science Museum.
10. What did the woman invite the man to do?
［A］Have dinner with her.
［B］Go to the National Park.
［C］Visit the Science Museum.
11. Where are the speakers?
［A］At the airport.
［B］At the railway station.
［C］At the bus station.
12. What is the weather like?
13. Where are they going?
14. Where does this conversation probably take place?
［A］On a plane.
［B］At a gettogether.
［C］In an English class.
15. How long has the woman planned to stay in
16. What is the woman’s native language?
17. What does the girl want to do at Christmas?
［B］To act in a play.
［C］To play football.
18. Why does the girl like computer science?
［A］She finds it easy to learn.
［B］She has a computer shop.
［C］Her father has taught her about it.
19. What do we know about the girl’s mother?
［A］She is a hospital worker.
［B］She works on a farm.
［C］She enjoys her job.
20. Why is it important for the girl to have Sunrise Dance?
［A］It’s her first time to dance.
［B］She will become a grownup.
［C］Everyone will come and watch.
It is generally considered unwise to give a child he or she wants.
［A］ however［B］ whatever［C］ whichever［D］ whenever
21.You’re always late. You late three times this week.
［A］are being［B］ were
［C］had been［D］have been
22.What was the matter with you this morning? you looked you hadn’t slept for the last twentyfour hours.
［A］so as［B］ that
［C］as if［D］like that
23.— Please don’t tell anybody.
— I , I promise.
24.Helen looked at the finished painting with .
25.At 13 he was sent to a shop, he learned the business.
26.Susan is nearly thirtyfive. Her parents think it’s time she married.
［A］would get［B］ gets
27.The room contained equipment including several TV monitors.
［A］little［B］ a few
［C］a number of ［D］a lot of
28.— Can you speak Russian?
— I can speak a little I can’t understand much.
29.If it rains, we should not go out, but the sky perfectly clear.
［A］is［B］ will be
30.We must finish the job, no matter difficult it is.
31.— Have you got any idea for the summer vacation?
— I don’t mind where we go there’s sun, sea and beach.
［A］as if［B］ if only
［C］now that［D］as long as
32.I’ve decided to your advice and stop smoking for good.
33.When you stay in a foreign country for some time, you get used to the people’s of life.
34.— Professor Brown looks sad today.
— He is sad. Yesterday a fire broke out in his house and his dog got .
［A］burnt［B］ to burn
［C］burning［D］to be burnt
35.It isn’t David says that annoys me but the way he says it.
I usually don’t take the subway(地铁) to get to my office, but it’s a good thing I did last Tuesday. I
“Well, what 41 seems to be wrong with you?” I asked.
He pointed at an advertisement 42 the good qualities of a 43 kind of shirt. It 44:“It will not wilt, shrink, crease, or wrinkle.”
“Well, 45 about it?”
“I’m going 46,” he said. “I can read it to myself, but I can’t says it out 47.”
“My dear man,” I comforted him, “you can say it. Of course you can. You’re
“It...it will not wilt, crink, wack, or shrinkle,” he said, and with a groan(呻吟) he 50 his face with his hands.
“Now come. 51 me,” I told him, “and learn how perfectly simple the whole 52 is.” I continued in a firm voice:“It will not wink, shink, wack, or cinkle.” Oh, my！ I 53 several times, each was wrong in a different way.
The man 54, and appeared completely recovered. I was 55. The man was cured. Of course, I had been putting on an act.
36.［A］cured［B］met ［C］taught ［D］noticed
37.［A］turned ［B］appeared［C］pretended ［D］meant
38.［A］admiring［B］screaming ［C］pointing ［D］staring
39.［A］move ［B］shake ［C］touch ［D］wave
40.［A］came back ［B］went on ［C］rushed over ［D］looked over
41.［A］generally ［B］exactly ［C］usually ［D］naturally
42.［A］telling about ［B］showing off ［C］calling for［D］dealing with
43.［A］common ［B］regular ［C］famous ［D］certain
44.［A］admitted ［B］said ［C］proved ［D］called
45.［A］what ［B］how ［C］talk ［D］think
46.［A］crazy ［B］ahead ［C］angry ［D］back
47.［A］loud ［B］alone ［C］freely ［D］completely
48.［A］truly ［B］really ［C］simply ［D］particularly
49.［A］stop ［B］give in ［C］hurry up ［D］look
50.［A］covered ［B］turned ［C］hid ［D］touched
51.［A］Talk to ［B］Allow ［C］Listen to ［D］Show
52.［A］advertisement ［B］problem ［C］situation ［D］thing
53.［A］tried ［B］spelled ［C］spoke ［D］explained
54.［A］was anxious ［B］was nervous ［C］laughed ［D］shouted
55.［A］interested ［B］delighted ［C］worried ［D］astonished
第三部分阅 读 理 解
Ann Curry is a famous news presenter of the NBC News “Today” show. When she was 15 she happened to walk into a bookstore in her hometown and began looking at the books on the shelves. The man behind the counter, Mac McCarley, asked if she’d like a job. She needed to start saving for college, so she said yes.
Ann worked after school and during summer vacations, and the job helped pay for her first year of college. During college she would do many other jobs: she served coffee in the student union(学生会), was a hotel maid and even made maps for the U.
One day a woman came into the bookstore and asked Ann for books on cancer(癌症). The woman seemed anxious. Ann showed her practically everything they had and found other books they could order. The woman left the store less worried, and Ann has always remembered the pride she felt in having helped her customer.
Years later, as a television reporter in
Ann persuaded her boss to let her do the story. After the story was broadcast, a doctor and a nurse called, offering to perform the surgical operation for free.
Ann visited the boy in the recovery room after the operation. The first thing he did was to hold up his repaired hand and say, “Thank you.” What a sweet sense of satisfaction Ann Curry felt!
At McCarely’s bookstore, Ann always sensed she was working for the customers, not the store. Today it’s the same. NBC News pays her, but she feels as if she works for the people who watch the programmes, helping them make sense of the world.
56.Ann Curry got her first job .
［A］from her friend in a bookstore［B］a couple of years before college
［C］at the NBC news “Today” show［D］when she was studying at university
57.At which parttime job did Ann Curry feel the happiest?
［A］The hotel.［B］The bookstore.
［C］The student union.［D］The US Forest Service.
58.What particularly gives her the feeling of pride?
［A］Helping people through work.［B］Reporting interesting stories.
［C］Being able to do different jobs well.
［D］Paying through her college education.
59.How did Ann help the child get the operation he needed?
［A］Ann persuaded the boy to speak on TV.
［B］Ann paid for the operation herself.
［C］Ann’s boss agreed to raise money.
［D］Ann’s news report moved some doctors.
Last April, on a visit to the new Mall of America near
I knew already that the Mall of America had been imagined by its designers, not merely as a marketplace, but as a national tourist attraction. Eleven thousand articles, the small book informed me, had been written about the mall. Four hundred trees had been planted in its gardens, ＄625 million had been spent to build it, and 350 stores were already in business. Three thousand bus tours were expected each year along with a halfmillion Canadian visitors and 200 000 Japanese tourists. Sales were expected to be at ＄650 million for 1993 and at ＄1 billion for 1996. Pop singers and film stars such as Janet Jackson and Arnold Schwarzenegger had visited the mall. It was five times larger than Red Square and it included 2.3 miles of hallways and used almost twice as much steel as the
60.We know from the text that the Mall of America is .
［A］near an old stadium［B］close to an airport
［C］higher than the Eiffel Tower［D］bigger than most America parks
61.Why are the pieces of information provided by Mall of America referred to as “fun facts”?
［A］They are largely imagined.［B］They are surprising figures.
［C］They give exact descriptions.［D］They make people feel uneasy.
62.What’s the point of mentioning popular stars who had been to the mall?
［A］To show its power of attraction.
［B］To show that few rich people like to shop there.
［C］To tell the public about a new movie being made about it.
［D］To tell people that they have chances of meeting famous stars there.
63.We can infer from the text that .
［A］Japanese visitors are most welcome to the mall
［B］Canadian visitors would spend ＄1 billion at the mall
［C］Knott’s Camp Snoopy was next to the Mall of America
［D］the Mall of America was designed to serve more than one purpose
The research was done by a Dr. Griffiths in
When the heart beat increases, the body produces chemicals called endorphins which make you feel good. Dr. Griffiths thinks that regular gamblers lose this good feeling soon after a game and need to play again quickly to regain the pleasure.
He has also discovered that regular gamblers have different psychological reactions(心理反应) from nonregular gamblers. In an experiment where regular and nonregular gamblers thought aloud while playing, regular gamblers had far more unreasonable thoughts. In their minds they turned losses into nearwins. Dr. Griffiths thinks that nearly winning gives the gambler a high in the same way that a win would do.
Based on Dr. Griffiths’ research, doctors suggest that one way to help regular gamblers to give up gambling is to give them betablockers — drugs that stop them getting a high in the first place.
64.Dr. Griffiths’ research helps you find out .
［A］which group of gamblers played the game better
［B］a chemical to increase gamblers’ heart beat
［C］a way to help gamblers give up gambling
［D］when gamblers should be given drugs
65.How did Dr. Griffiths discover the gamblers’feelings when winning and losing?
［A］By examining the different chemicals in gamblers’bodies.
［B］By asking the gamblers to speak aloud their feelings.
［C］By asking the gamblers to discuss their ideas.
［D］By testing the gamblers’heart beat.
66.The underlined words “a high” probably mean “”.
［A］a feeling of happiness［B］a reasonable thought
［C］a great expectation［D］an exciting idea
67.According to the text, what do we know about nonregular gamblers?
［A］Their bodies produce less endorphins during the game.
［B］They don’t consider losses in a game as reasonable nearwins.
［C］Their bodies have no reaction to beta blockers.
［D］They have faster heart rates during the game.
It was probably around 3 000 years ago that people first began making things to help them measure the passage of time. Having noticed that shadows move around trees as the sun moves across the sky, someone drew a circle and put a stick in the center. As the sun passed overhead, people could tell which part of the day it was by noticing which mark on the circle the shadow fell across. These circles were called “sundials”. Later, they were made of stone and metal to last longer.
Of course, a sundial did not work at night or on cloudy days, so men kept inventing(发明) other ways to keep track of time. After glass blowing was invented, the hourglass came into use. An hourglass is a glass container for measuring time in which sand moves slowly from the top half to the bottom in exactly one hour. The hourglass is turned over every hour so the sand could flow again.
One of the first clocks with a face and an hour hand was built for a king of
Today, scientists have invented clocks that tell the correct time to a split second. Many electric clocks are often made with builtin radios, which can sometimes be set to turn on automatically(自动地). Thus, instead of an alarm(闹铃) ringing in your ear, you can hear soft music playing when it is time to get up. Some clocks will even start the coffee maker!
68.In the first paragraph, the word “sundial” refers to .
［A］the shadow of the sun［B］the circle on the ground
［C］a tool to carry stones［D］a timekeeper
69.In what way was the hourglass better than the sundial?
［A］It could be used under any weather conditions.
［B］It could be turned over and over again.
［C］It was made of glass.
［D］It could last longer.
70.Besides telling the time, a modern electric clock can .
［A］answer phone calls［B］say your name
［C］start a small machine［D］cook different food
71.What is the best title for the passage?
［A］Clocks of Our Lives［B］What Can a Clock Tell Us
［C］Clock through Time［D］Clocks Change People’s Lives
“When one of the doctors criticizes(批评) me, I get defensive. I feel like a child again, being scolded, and I want to explain that I’m not wrong.” says Viola, a nurse. This is a common reaction(反应) to criticism, but not a good one. There are better ways of dealing with criticism.
1.Try to be objective(客观). When Sol was criticized by his new employer for not having made a sale, Sol’s reaction was to feel sorry for himself. “I had put everything I had into making that sale,” Sol says, “and I felt that I had failed as a person. I had to learn through experience not to react like that to each failure.”
2.Take time to cool down. Rather than reacting immediately to criticism, take some time to think over what was said. Your first question should be whether the criticism is fair from the other person’s position. The problem may be a simple misunderstanding of what you did or your reasons for doing it.
3.Take positive(积极的) action. After you cool down, consider what you can do about the situation. The best answer may be “nothing.” “I finally realized that my boss was having personal problems and taking them out on me because I was there,” says Sheila. “His criticisms didn’t really have anything to do with my work, so nothing I said or did was going to change them.” In Sheila’s case, the best way to deal with it was to leave her job. However, that’s an extreme reaction. You may simply explain your opinion without expecting an indepth discussion. You may even decide that the battle isn’t worth fighting this time. The key, in any case, is to have a reasonable plan.
72.When Sol was criticized by his employer, he .
［A］argued bitterly with his employer［B］was angry and gave up his job
［C］was sorry for what he did［D］was sad and selfpitying
73.According to the writer, you should take time to think about criticism because .
［A］people may have a mistaken idea of what you did
［B］you should welcome other people’s opinions
［C］people may discuss it with you in depth
［D］you need time to understand yourself
74.When the writer says that “the best answer may be ‘nothing’”, he means you may decide .
［A］to take no notice of the criticism［B］to argue with your boss
［C］you need to change your job［D］you’ve done nothing wrong
75.The writer thinks Sheila can decide to leave her job because her boss .
［A］didn’t like her appearance［B］refused to change his opinion
［C］made an unreasonable criticism［D］refused to talk to her about the criticism
I’ve just heard of my mother has suddenly been 76.
taken ill, and I’d like to go and see what she is.The 77.
trouble is that I can take him with me then.78.
Do you think if you would possibly able to look after 79.
him for a week? You have him for a week last year, 80.
and you said he had been no trouble, but had got 81.
on well with your little sister, Jane.82.
If I could have him, I would be able to bring 83.
him along any time that suits for you.But if it is not 84.
convenient, do hesitate to say so.85.