Section I Listening Comprehension ( 25 minutes)
This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are TWO parts in this section, Part A and Part B.Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test book-let. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto ANSWER SHEET 1.
If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.
Now look at Part A in your test booklet.
You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer- A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15 seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.
You will hear:
W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?
M: Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.
You will read:
Who do you think the woman is talking to?
[ A ] A bus conductor.
[ B ] A clerk at the airport.
[ C ] A taxi driver.
[ D ] A clerk at the station..
From the dialogue, we know that only a clerk at the airport is most likely to know the arrival time of a flight, so you should choose answer [ B ] and mark it in your test booklet.
Sample Answer: [ A ] [ ] [ C ] [ D ]
Now look at Question 1.
1. What is the woman's reply?
[ A ] She knows Professor Arnold has come.
[ B ] She thinks Professor Arnold has checked in.
[ C ] She is sure that Professor Amold has arrived.
[ D ] She doesn' t know whether Professor Arnold has arrived.
2. Who answered the phone?
[ A ] James Clock.
[ B ] Mary.
[ C ] Sue.
[ D ] Not mentioned.
3. How does the man feel about his grade?
[ A] It was an improvement.
[ B ] It was disappointing.
[ C] It was unfair.
[ D ] It was satisfying.
4. What does the woman mean?
[ A ] They' re ready for the snow.
[ B ] Once it starts, it' 11 snow a lot.
[ C ] It has been snowing for some time.
[ D ] The winter has just begun.
5. What subject does the man teach now?
[ A ] English.
[ B ] Chemistry.
[ C ] History.
[ D ] Chinese..
6. Where does this conversation most probably take place?
[ A ] In a library.
[ B ] In a hospital.
[ C ] At a bank.
[ D ] In a store.
7. Where do the speakers work?
[ A ] At an art school.
[ B ] At a newspaper office.
[ C ] At a stadium.
[ D ] At a publishing house.
8. What does the man mean?
[ A ] The library no longer had the book on reserve.
[ B ] The library closed earlier than he'd expected.
[ C ] The professor had chosen a mystery book for him instead.
[ D ] The homework assignment isn't clear.
9. What can we leam from the conversation?
[ A ] The man spends more than he makes.
[ B ] The man is not keen on arts.
[ C ] The woman is an artist.
[ D ] The woman looks down upon the man.
10. How are the guests going to New York?
[ A ] By bus.
[ B ] By plane.
[ C ] By car.
[ D ] By train..
You will hear four dialogues or monologues. Before listening to each one, you will have 5 seconds to read each of the questions which accompany it. While listening, answer each question by choosing A,B, C or. D. After listening, you will have 10 seconds to check your answer to each question. You will hear each piece ONLY ONCE.
Questions 11 ～13 are based on the following dialogue between two passengers.
11. What kind of weather is normal for March?
[ A ] Cold.
[ B ] Very hot.
[ C ] Cooler than that day.
[ D ] Drier than that day .
12. Where was the man born?
[ A ] Florida.
[ B ] New York.
[ C ] California.
[ D ] Indiana.
13. How often is the bus scheduled to pass their stop?
[ A ] Every ten minutes.
[ B ] At twenty to one.
[ C ] Every thirty minutes.
[ D ] Once a day.
Questions 14 ～17 are based on the following dialogue between two friends.
14. What does Sally do in the supermarket?
[ A ] Working at the meat counter.
[ B ] Working in the produce section.
[ C ] Carrying groceries out of the store for customers.
[ D ] Checking the quality of the milk products.
15. Why does Tom do the yard work?
[ A ] To earn money for school.
[ B ] To keep his yard nice.
[ C ] To be able to work outdoors.
[ D ] To get exercise while working..
16. Why doesn' t Tom like his job?
[ A ] Because he doesn't earn very much money.
[ B ] Because he has to work for quite a long time.
[ C ] Because he doesn't have time for lunch.
[ D ] Because sometimes he has to work under bad weather.
17. What is Tom going to do in the aftemoon?
[ A ] Finish his homework.
[ B ] Cut grass.
[ C ] Plant trees.
[ D ] Buy groceries.
Questions 18 ～21 are based on the following dialogue between a customer and a shop assistant.
18. What does the woman want to buy?
[ A ] A sweater.
[ B ] An expensive pen.
[ C ] A microwave oven.
[ D ] A dishwasher.
19. What are they discussing about?
[ A ] The price.
[ B ] The style.
[ C ] The manufacture date.
[ D ] The delivery.
20. Why does the woman want to make the purchase in that store?
[ A ] The article is cheap in the store.
[ B ] The article is of good quality in the store.
[ C ] The store is near her place.
[ D ] The store has free delivery service..
21. How much does the shop assistant offer to reduce at first?
[ A ] Fifty dollars.
[ B ] Five dollars.
[ C ] Two hundred dollars.
[ D ] Seventy-five dollars.
Questions 22 ～25 are based on the following monologue about the generation gap.
22. How long will the adults and teenagers in this program live together?
[ A ] Five weeks.
[ B ] Six weeks.
[ C ] Seven weeks.
[ D ] Eight weeks.
23. When and where was the special program offered?
[ A ] Every summer in New York City.
[ B ] Every winter in New York State.
[ C ] Every summer in New York State.
[ D ] Every winter in New York City.
24. What will people do when someone breaks the rule?
[ A ] Criticize him or her.
[ B ] Have a group discussion about it.
[ C ] Make more rules.
[ D ] Ask him or her to work more in the woods.
25. What's the purpose of the program?
[ A ] To keep all the members in the group work together.
[ B ] To make the people there understand the meaning of work.
[ C ] To find a way to solve the generation gap.
[ D ] To help people enjoy their work..
Now you. have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet to ANSWER SHEET 1.
Section II Use of English ( 15 minutes)
Read the following text. Choose the best word or phrase for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1.
If you are worried about things and are under a lot of stress at work or school, then you are probably not sleeping well. Worry can keep you awake, tossing and 26 in bed until the early hours of the morning when you eventually 27 asleep. When you wake up, you don’t feel 28 , but tired and worn out and 29 to face a new day.
Dr. Henry Winkle, in a recent newspaper article 30 Stress and Sleep, 31 that stress and lack of sleep are directly 32 Dr. Winkle says, "the more we worry, the 33 we sleep, the more we are unable to deal with 34 " "If we can find a way to get a good night’ s sleep," he 35 ," we can often find the 36 to deal with what’s worrying us. "
So, what is a good night’ s sleep? Research shows that the amount of sleep which people need in order to keep healthy 37 a lot. Seven hours is about the average amount, 38 strangely enough, sleeping longer often gives you a headache 39 of making you feel more refreshed.
Dr. Winkle believes that preparing for sleeping is important. People who work late should try to give themselves a short 40 and do something restful before going to bed. This could be watching TV or listening to music. Doing some exercise 41 in the day should help you to feel physically as well as 42 tired. A bedtime drink can also help, but coffee or tea should be avoided as they contain caffeine( 咖啡因 ) and will keep you 43 "When you put the light 44 ," Dr. Winkle says, "concentrate on relaxing your muscles. Working slowly up from your feet, and you’ll be asleep 45 .you know it. "
26. [ A ] turning [ B ] rolling [ C ] twisting [ D ] rotating
27. [ A ] find [ B ] feel [ C ] drop [ D ] fall
28. [ A ] relieved [ B ] renewed [ C ] refreshed [ D ] released
29. [ A ] impossible [ B ] unable [ C ] powerless [ D ] incapable
30. [ A ] titled [ B ] labeled [ C ] entitled [ D ] named
31. [ A ] implies [ B ] suggests [ C ] proposes [ D ] indicates
32. [ A ] related [ B ] tied [ C ] combined [ D ] put together
33. [ A ] more [ B ] less [ C ] shorter [ D ] later
34. [ A ] nervousness [ B ] anxiety [ C ] stress [ D ] tension
35. [ A ] enhances [ B ] attaches [ C ] inserts [ D ] adds
36. [ A ] power [ B ] energy [ C ] vigor [ D ] force
37. [ A ] varies [ B ] differs [ C ] alters [ D ] contrasts
38. [ A ] nevertheless [ B ] since [ C ] though [ D ] however
39. [ A ] because [ B ] spite [ C ] despite [ D ] instead
40. [ A ] pause [ B ] break [ C ] vacation [ D ] interruption
41. [ A ] earlier [ B ] early [ C ] previously [ D ] sooner
42. [ A ] spiritually [ B ] consciously [ C ] mentally [ D ] emotionally
43. [ A ] asleep [ B ] awake [ C ] alert [ D ] active
44. [ A ] out [ B ] on [ C ] away [ D ] off
45. [ A ] as soon as [ B ] when [ C ] before [ D ] after.
Section IIl Reading Comprehension (40 minutes )
Read the following three texts. Answer the questions on each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1.
Fifteen years ago, I entered the Boston Globe, which was a temple to me then. It wasn’t easy getting hired. But once you were there, I found, you were in.
Globe jobs were for life-guaranteed until retirement. For 15 years I had prospered there—moving from an ordinary reporter to foreign correspondent and finally to senior editor. I would have a life- time of security if I stuck with it. Instead, I had made a decision to leave. I entered my boss’s of- rice. Would he rage? I wondered. He had a famous temper. "Matt, we have to have a talk." I be.- gan awkwardly. "I came to the Globe when I was twenty-four. Now I’ m forty. There’ s a lot I want to do in life. I’m resigning. " "To another paper?" he asked. I reached into my coat pocket, but didn’t say anything. I handed him a letter that explained everything. It said that I was leaving to. start a new media company. We were at a rare turning point in history. I wanted to be directly en-gaged in the change. "I’ m glad for you," he said, quite out of my expectation. "I just came from
a board of directors meeting and it was seventy-five percent discouraging news. Some of that we can deal with. But much of it we can’ t," he went on. "I wish you all the luck in the world," he con- cluded. "And if it doesn’ t work out, remember, your star is always high here. "
Then I went out of his office, walking through the newsroom for more good-byes. Everybody was saying congratulations. Everybody--even though I’ d be risking all on an unfamiliar venture: all the financial security I had carefully built up.
Later, I had a final talk with Bill Taylor, chairman and publisher of the Boston Globe. He had turned the Globe into a billion-dollar property. "I’ m resigning, Bill," I said. He listened while I gave him the story. He wasn’t looking angry or dismayed either. After a pause, he said, "Golly, I wish I were in your shoes. "
46. From the passage we know that the Globe is a famous
[ A ] newspaper
[ B ] magazine
[ C ] temple
[ D ] church
47. If the writer stayed with the Globe
[ A ] he would be able to realize his lifetime dreams
[ B ] he would let his long-cherished dreams fade away
[ C ] he would never have to worry about his future life
[ D ] he would never be allowed to develop his ambitions
48. The writer wanted to resign because
[ A ] he had serious trouble with his boss
[ B ] he got underpaid at his job for the Globe
[ C ] he wanted to be engaged in the new media industry
[ D ] he had found a better paid job in a publishing house
49. When the writer decided to resign, the Globe was faced with
[ A ] a trouble, with its staff members
[ B ] a shortage of qualified reporters
[ C ] an unfavorable business situation
[ D ] an uncontrollable business situation
50. By "I wish I were in your shoes. "( in the last paragraph ), Bill Taylor meant that
[ A ] the writer was to fail
[ B ] the writer was stupid
[ C ] he would do the same if possible
[ D ] he would reject the writer’s request.
Section Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (40 minutes )
You must have been troubled by when to say "I love you" because it is one of the greatest puzzles in our life.
What if you say it first and your partner doesn’ t love you back? Or if they do say. it but you don’t feel they mean it? Being the first to declare your love can be nerver racking(紧张)and risky and can leave you feeling as vulnerable as a turtle with no shell. But is the person who says it first really in a position of weakness? Doesn’ t it pay to hold back, play it cool and wait until the other half has shown their hand fast?
A really good relationship should be about being fair and being equal," says psychologist Sidney Crown. "But love is seldom equal. " All. relationships go through power struggles but, he says, if a love imbalance continues for years, the rot will set in. "That feeling of ’ I’ ve always loved you more’ may be subverted(颠覆，破坏) for a time, but it never goes away completely and it often emerges in squabbling(大声争吵). " In love, at least, the silent, withholding type is not always the most powerful. "The strongest one in a relationship is often the person who feels confident enough to talk about their feelings," says educational psychologist Ingrid Collins. Psychosexual therapist Paula Hall agrees. "The one with the upper hand is often the person who takes the initiative. In fact, the person who says ’ I love you’ first may also be the one who says ’ I’ m bored with you’ first. " Hall believes that much depends on how "I love you" is said and the motivation of the person saying it. "Is it said when they’ re drunk? Is it said. before their partner files off on holiday, and what it really means is ’ Please don’ t be unfaithful to me’ ? By saying ’ I love you’, they really saying’ Do you love me?’ If so, wouldn’t it just be more honest to say mat. Collins agrees that intention is everything. "It’s not what is said, but how it’ s said. What it comes down to is the sincerity of the speaker.”
51. What is the main idea of this passage?
[ A ] The importance of "I love you"
[ B ] The meaning of "I love you"
[ C ] The time of saying "I love you".
[ D ] The place of saying. "I love you"
52. In the first sentence the author means that
[ A ] it is easy to say "I love you"
[ B ] it is hard to say "I love you"
[ C ] we have many troubles in our life
[ D ] people usually do not know when to say "I love you"
53. According to the expert, a good relationship should be
[ A ] fair and equal
[ B ] fair and kind
[ C ] powerful and equal
[ D] confident and fair
54. In the third paragraph, the phrase "with the upper hand" means
[ A ] being low in spirit
[ B ] having only one hand
[ C ] being active
[ D ] being passive
55. What is the most important for you to consider when somebody say "I love you"to you?
[ A ] The intention.
[ B ] The place.
[ C ] The time.
[ D ] The determination.
ANSWER KEY :
1.D 2.D 3.B 4.C 5.C 6.A 7.B 8.B 9.B 10.B
11.C l2.B l3.C l4.B 15.A l6.D l7.C l8.C l9.A 20.C 21.A
22.D 23.C 24.B 25.C