Part I Section A Listening Comprehension (20
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations.
At the end of each convers-ation, a question will be asked about what
was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only
once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause,
you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide
which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the
Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
You will hear:
You will read."
A) At the office.
B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport.
D) In a restaurant.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some
work they had to finish in the evening. This conversation iS most
likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A) "At the
office" is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer
Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) The man enjoys traveling by car.
B) The man lives far from the subway.
C) The man is good at driving.
D) The man used to own a car.
2. A) Tony should continue taking the course.
B) She approves of Tony's decision.
C) Tony can choose another science course.
D) She can't meet Tony so early in the morning.
3. A) She has to study for the exam.
B) She is particularly interested in plays.
C) She's eager to watch the new play.
D) She can lend her notes to the man.
4. A) They will be replaced by on-line education sooner or later.
B) They will attract fewer kids as on-line education expands.
C) They will continue to exist along with on-line education.
D) They will limit their teaching to certain subjects only.
5. A) Most students would like to work for a newspaper.
B) Most students find a job by reading advertisements.
C) Most students find it hard to get a job after they graduate.
D) Most students don't want jobs advertised in the newspapers.
6. A) Move the washing machine to the basement.
B) Turn the basement into a workshop.
C) Repair the washing machine.
D) Finish his assignment.
7. A) Some students at the back cannot hear the professor.
B) The professor has changed his reading assignment.
C) Some of the students are not on the professor's list.
D) The professor has brought extra copies of his assignment.
8. A) She doesn't want to talk about the contest.
B) She's modest about her success in the contest.
C) She's spent two years studying English in Canada.
D) She's very proud of her success in the speech contest.
9. A) Talking about sports.
B) Writing up local news.
C) Reading newspapers.
D) Putting up advertisements
10. A) They shouldn't change their plan.
B) They'd better change their mind.
C) The tennis game won't last long.
D) Weather forecasts are not reliable.
Section B Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.
When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully
for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time,
you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to S7 with
the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S8 to
SIO you are required to fill in the missing information. You can either
use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points
in your own words. Finally; when the passage is read for the third
time, you should check what you have written.
There are a lot of good cameras available at the moment--most of
these are made in Japan but there are also good (S1)_____________models
from Germany and the USA. We have (S2)_______________range of different
models to see which is the best (S3)___________________money. After
a number of different tests and interviews with people who are (S4)_________________assessed,
our researchers (S5)______________________with the different cameras
being the Olympic BY model as the best auto-focus camera available
at the moment. It costs $200 although you may well want to spend more--(S6)_______________much
as another $200--on buying (S7)_________________lenses and other equipment.
It is a good Japanese camera, easy to use. S8)_________________________________________________________________
whereas the American versions are considerably more expensive The
Olympic BY model weighs only 320 grams which is quite a bit less than
other cameras of a similar type. Indeed one of the other models we
looked at weighed almost twice as much. (S9)__________________________________________________________.
ALL the people we interviewed expressed almost total satisfaction
with it (Sl0)___________________________________________________________________
Part II Reading Comprehension(35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed
by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there
are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the
best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet
with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage.
Scratchy throats, stuffy noses and body aches all spell misery,
but being able to tell if the cause is a cold orflu ( ~,~ ) may make
a difference in how long the misery lasts.
The American Lung Association (ALA) has issued new guidelines on
combating colds and the flu(流感), and one of the keys is being able
to quickly tell the two apart. That's because the prescription drugs
available for the flu need to be taken soon after the illness sets
in. As for colds, the sooner aperson starts taking over-the-counter
remedy, the sooner relief will come.
The common cold and the flu are both caused by viruses. More than
200 viruses can cause cold symptoms, while the flu is caused by three
viruses - flu A, B and C. There is no cure for eitherillness, but
the flu can be prevented by the flu vaccine ( ~-~ ), which is, for
most people, the bestway to fight the flu, according to the ALA.
But if the flu does strike, quick action can help. Although the
flu and common cold have manysimilarities, there are some obvious
signs to look for.
Cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose and scratchy throat
typically develop gradually, and adults and teens often do not get
a fever. On the other hand, fever is one of the characteristic features
of the flu for all ages. And in general, flu symptoms including fever
and chills, sore throat and body aches come on suddenly and are more
severe than cold symptoms.
The ALA notes that it may be particularly difficult to tell when
infants and preschool age children have the flu. It advises parents
to call the doctor if their small children have flu-like symptoms.
Both cold and flu symptoms can be eased with over-the-counter medications
as well. However,children and teens with a cold or flu should not
take aspirin for pain relief because of the risk of Reye syndrome(综合症)
，a rare but serious condition of the liver and central nervous system.Reye
There is, of course, no vaccine for the common cold. But frequent
hand washing and avoiding close contact with people who have colds
can reduce the likelihood of Catching one.
11. According to the author, knowing the cause of the misery will
A) shorten the duration of the illness
B) the patient buy medicine over the counter
C) the patient obtain cheaper prescription drugs
D) prevent people from catching colds and the flu
12. We learn from the passage that
A) one doesn't need to take any medicine if he has a cold or the
B) aspirin should not be included in over-the-counter medicines
for the flu
C) delayed treatment of the flu will harm the liver and central
D) over-the-counter drugs can be taken to ease the misery caused
by a cold or the flu
13. According to the passage, to combat the flu effectively,
A) one should identify the virus which causes it
B) one should consult a doctor as soon as possible
C) one should take medicine upon catching the disease
D) one should remain alert when the disease is spreading
14. Which of the following symptoms will distinguish the flu from
A)A stuffy nose.
B) A high temperature.
Ci A sore throat.
D) A dry cough.
15. If children have flu-like symptoms, their parents
A) are advised not to give them aspirin
B) should watch out for signs of Reye syndrome
C) are encouraged to take them to hospital for vaccination
D) should prevent them from mixing with people running a fever
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following passage.
In a time of low academic achievement by children in the United
States, many Americans are turning to Japan, a country of high academic
achievement and economic success, for possible answers. However, the
answers provided by Japanese preschools are not the ones Americans
expected to find. In'most Japanese preschools, surprisingly little
emphasis is put on academic instruction. In one investigation, 300
Japanese and 210 American preschool teachers, child development specialists,
and parents were asked about various aspects of early childhood education.
Only 2 percent of the Japanese respondents (答问卷者)listed "to give
children a good start'academically" as one of their top three
reasons for a society to have preschools. In contrast, over half the
American respondents chose this as one of their top three choices.
To prepare children for success ful careers in first grade and beyond,
Japanese schools do not teach reading, writing, and math ematics,
but rather skills such as persistence, concentration, and the ability
to function as a member of a group. The vast majority of young Japanese
children are taught to read at home by their parents.
In the recent comparison of Japanese and American preschool education,
91 percent of Japanese respondents chose providing children with a
group experience as one of their top three reasons for a society to
have preschools. Sixty-two percent of the more individually oriented
(强调个性发展的) Americans listed group experience as one of their top three
choices. An emphasis on the importance of the group seen in Japanese
early childhood education continues into elementary school education.
Like in America, there is diversity in Japanese early childhood
education. Some Japanese kindergartens have specific aims, such as
early musical training or potential development. In large cities,
some kindergartens are attached to universities that have elementary
and secondary schools.
Some Japanese parents believe that if their young children attend
a university-based program, it will increase the children's chances
of eventually being admitted to top-rated schools and universities.
Several more progressive programs have introduced free play as a way
out for the heavy intellectualizing in some Japanese kindergartens.
16. We learn from the first paragraph that many Americans believe
A) Japanese parents are more involved in preschool education than
B) Japan's economic success is a result of its scientific achievements
C) Japanese preschool education emphasizes academic instruction
D)Japan's higher education is superior to theirs
17. Most Americans surveyed believe that preschools should also
attach importance to
A) problem solving
B) group experience
C) parental guidance
D) individually-oriented development
18. In Japan's preschool education, the focus is on
A) preparing children academically
B) developing children's artistic interests
C) tapping children's potential
D) shaping children's character
19. Free play has been introduced in some Japanese kindergartens
in order to
A) broaden children's horizon
B) cultivate children's creativity
C) lighten children's study load
D) enrich children's knowledge
20. Why do some Japanese parents send their children to university:based
A) They can do better in their future studies.
B) They can accumulate more group experience there.
C) They can be individually oriented when they grow up.
D) They can have better chances of getting a first-rate education.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
Lead deposits, which accumulated in soil and snow during the 1960's
and 70's, were primarily the result of leaded gasoline emissions originating
in the United States. In the twenty years that the Clean Air Act has
mandated unleaded gas use in the United States, the lead accumulation
world-wide has decreased significantly.
A study published recently in the journal Nature shows that air-borne
leaded gas emissions from the United States were the leading contributor
to the high concentration of lead in the snow in Greenland. The new
study is a result of the continued research led by Dr. Charles Boutron,
an expert on the impact of heavy metals on the environment at the
National Center for Scientific Research in France. A study by Dr.
Boutron published in 1991 showed that lead levels in arctic(北极的) snow
In his new study, Dr. Boutron found the ratios of the different
forms of lead in the leaded gasoline used in the United States were
different from the ratios of European, Asian and Canadian gasolines
and thus enabled scientists to differentiate ( 分区) the lead sources.
The dominant lead ratio found in Greenland snow matched that found
in gasoline from the United States.
In a study published in the journal Ambio, scientists found that
lead levels in soil in the North-eastern United States had decreased
markedly since the introduction of unleaded gasoline.
Many scientists had believed that the lead would stay in soil and
snow for a longer period.
The authors of the Ambio study examined samples of the upper layers
of soil taken from the same sites of 30 forest floors in New England,
New York and Pennsylvania in 1980 and in 1990.
The forest environment processed and redistributed the lead faster
than the scientists had expected.
Scientists say both studies demonstrate that certain parts of the
ecosystem (生态系统 ) respond rapidly to reductions in atmospheric pollution,
but that these findings should not be used as a license to pollute.
21. The study published in the journal Nature indicates that
A) the Clean Air Act has not produced the desired results
B) lead deposits in arctic snow are on the increase
C) lead will stay in soil and snow longer than expected
D) the US is the major source of lead pollution in arctic snow
22. Lead accumulation worldwide decreased significantly after the
use of unleaded gas in the US
A) was discouraged
B) was enforced by law
C) was prohibited by law
D) was introduced
23. How did scientists discover the source of lead pollution in
A) By analyzing the data published in journals like Nature and Ambio.
B) By observing the lead accumulations in different parts of the
C) By studying the chemical elements of soil and snow in Northeastern
D) By comparing the chemical compositions of leaded gasoline used
in various countries.
24. The authors of the Ambio study have found that
A) forests get rid of lead pollution faster than expected
B) lead accumulations in forests are more difficult to deal with
C) lead deposits are widely distributed in the forests of the US
D) the upper layers of soil in forests are easily polluted by lead
25. It can be inferred from the last paragraph that scientists
A) are puzzled by the mystery of forest pollution
B) feel relieved by the use of unleaded gasoline
C) still consider lead pollution a problem
D) lack sufficient means to combat lead pollution
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.
Exercise is one of the few factors with a positive role in long-term
maintenance of body weight.Unfortunately, that message has not gotten
through to the average American, who would rather try switching to
"light" beer and low-calorie bread than increase physical
exertion. The Centers for Disease Control, for example, found that
fewer than one-fourth of overweight adults who were trying to shed
pounds said they were combining exercise with their diet.
In rejecting exercise, some people may be discouraged too much by
caloric-expenditure charts;for example, one would have to briskly
walk three miles just to work off the 275 calories in one delicious
Danish pastry (小甜饼). Even exercise professionals concede half a point
here. "Exercise by itself is a very tough way to lose weight,"
says York Onnen, program director of the President's Council on Physical
Fitness and Sports.
Still, exercise's supporting role in weight reduction is vital.
A study at the Boston University Medical Center of overweight police
officers and other public employees confirmed that those who dieted
without exercise regained almost all their old weight, while those
who worked exercise into their daily routine maintained their new
If you have been sedentary (极少活动的) and decide to start walking one
mile a day, the added exercise could burn an extra 100 calories daily.
In a year's time, assuming no increase in food intake, you could lose
ten pounds. By increasing the distance of your walks gradually and
making other dietary adjustments, you may lose even more weight.
26. What is said about the average American in the passage?
A) They tend to exaggerate the healthful effect of "light"
B) They usually ignore the effect of exercise on losing weight.
C) They prefer "light" beer and low-calorie bread to other
drinks and food.
D) They know the factors that play a positive role in keeping down
27. Some people dislike exercise because
A) they think it is physically exhausting
B) they find it hard to exercise while on a diet
C) they don't think it possible to walk 3 miles every day
D) they find consulting caloric-expenditure charts troublesome
28. "Even exercise professionals concede half a point here"
(Line 3, Para. 2) means "They
A) agree that the calories in a small piece of pastry can be difficult
to work off by exercise
B) partially believe diet plays a supporting role in weight reduction
C) are not fully convinced that dieting can help maintain one's
D) are not sufficiently informed of the positive role of exercise
in losing weight
29. What was confirmed by the Boston University Medical Center's
A) Controlling one's calorie intake is more important than doing
B) Even occasional exercise can help reduce weight.
C) Weight reduction is impossible without exercise.
D) One could lose ten pounds in a year's time if there's no increase
in food intake.
30. What is the author's purpose in writing this article?
A) To justify the study of the Boston University Medical Center.
B) To stress the importance of maintaining proper weight.
C) To support the statement made by York Onnen.
D) To show the most effective way to lose weight.
Part III Vocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For
each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Choose
the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding
letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
31. The machine looked like a large, ，old-fashioned typewriter.
32. Though she began her by singing in a local pop group,she is
now a famous Hollywood movie star.
33. Within two weeks of arrival, all foreigners had to with the
34. Considering your salary, you should be able to at least twenty
dollars a week.
A) put forward
B) put up
C) put out
D) put aside
35. As he has our pratience,we’ll not wait for him any longer.
36. These teachers try to be objective when they the integrated
ability of their students
37. Mrs. Morris's daughter is pretty and ,and many girls envy her.
38. Tomorrow the mayor is to a group of Canadian businessmen on
a tour of the city.
39. I'm enough to know it is going to be a very difficult situation
to compete against three strong teams.
40. Can you give me even the clue as to where her son might be?
41. Norman Davis will be remembered by many with not only as a great
scholar but also as a most delightful and faithful friend.
42. Salaries for positions seem to be higher than for permanent
43. Most people agree that the present role of women has already
affected U.S. society.
it has affected the traditional role of men.
A) Above all
B) In all
C) At most
D) At last
44. Science and technology have in important ways to the improvement
of agricultural production.
45. As an actor he could communicate a whole of emotions.
46. This is what you should bear in mind: Don't a salary increase
before you actually get it.
A) hang on
B) draw on
C) wait on
D) count on
47. The ship's generator broke down, and the pumps had to be operated
instead of mechanically.
48. The little girl was so frightened that she just wouldn't her
grip on my arm.
49. He never arrives on time and my is that he feels the meetings
50. Mrs. gmithwas so about everything that no servants could please
51. Last night he saw two dark enter the building,and then there
was the explosion.
52. It is obvious that this new rule is applicable to everyone without
53. His temper and personalky show that he can become a soldier
of the top
54. During the lecture, the speaker occasionally his point by relating
his own experiences.
55. Only those who can to lose their money should make high-risk
56, He found the media attention intolerable and decided to go abroad.
57. There has been a collision a number of cars on the main road
58. elephants are difthrent from wild elephants in many aspects,
including their tempers.
59. Ten days ago the young man info~ed his boss of his intention
60. As one of the world's highest paid models, she had her face.
for five million dollars
Part IV Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each
blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D) on the right
side of the paper You should choose the ONE that best fits into the
passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with
a single line through the centre.
Wise buying is a positive way in which you can make your money go
further. The 61 go about purchasing an article or a service can actually
62 you money or can add 63 the cost.
Take the 64 example of a hairdryer. If you are buying a hairdryer,
you might 65 you are making the 66 buy if you choose one 67 look you
like and which is also the cheapest 68 price. But when you get it
home you may find that it 69 twice as long as a more expensive 70
to dry your hair. The cost of the electricity plus the cost of your
time could well 71 your hairdryer the most expensive one of all.
So what principles should you 72 when you go out shopping?
If you_ 73 your home, your car or any valuable 74 in excellent condition,
you'll be saving money in the long 75 Before you buy a new 76 , talk
to someone who owns one.If you can,use it or borrow it to check it
suits your particular 77 .
Before you buy an expensive 78 ,or a service,do check the price
and 79 is on offer. If possible, choose 80 three items or three estimates.
61. A) form
62. A) save
63. A) up
64. A) easy
65. A) convince
66. A) proper
67. A) its
68. A) for
69. A) spends
70. A) mode
71. A) cause
72. A) adopt
74. A) products
75. A) run
76. A) appliance
77. A) function
78. A) component
79. A) what
80. A) of
Part V Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a
campaign speech in support of your election to the post of chairman
of the student union. You should write at least 120 words following
the outline given below in Chinese.
A Campaign Speech