SECTION I Listening Comprehension(25 minutes)
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.
Music is an important way of expressing people' s feelings and emotions. The 26 , for instance, from 1960 to 1969 will be 27 by many as a period of social and political unrest in America. 28 this time, many people despaired 29 the music favored by the American teenagers. 30 , we must now admit that the music they loved was 31 a sign of the period and a 32 of the tensions and changes that were 33 American society. In the early sixties,34 about social justice and equality were 35 by the song “Blowing in the Wind” which 36 the civil rights song “We Shall Overcome”. The conflict concerning military 37 in Vietnam was sung about in 1965 in the 38 song “Eve of Destruction” and in the song “Ballad of the Green Beret”. A few years 39 , a gradual shift in mood became 40 in one of the most popular songs which suggested calmer questions and possible answers even as some pop stars protested loudly 41 the draft. Finally, music as a 42 of the political and social process in America was highlighted at Woodstock, New York, where half a million young people came 43 in 1969 to spend three days listening to songs that spanned the decade. This event was a symbol of the desire for 44 within a time of unrest. Woodstock was a 45 of hope in days of rage.
26. [ A ] generation [ B ] age [ C ] decade [ D ] era
27. [ A ] recorded [ B ] remembered [ C ] regretted [ D ] recommended
28. [ A ] For [ B ] After [ C ] During [ D ] At
29. [ A ] over [ B ] at [ C ] with [ D ] for
30. [ A ] Moreover [ B ] However [ C ] Therefore [ D ] Thus
31. [ A ] only [ B ] occasionally [ C ] often [ D ] never
32. [ A ] reflection [ B ] reaction [ C ] recreation [ D ] relaxation
33. [ A ] effecting [ B ] affecting [ C ] defecting [ D ] perfecting
34. [ A ] questions [ B ] arguments [ C ] debates [ D ] disputes
35. [ A ] dismissed [ B ] removed [ C ] raised [ D ] promoted
36. [ A ] reformed [ B ] echoed [ C ] repeated [ D ] respected
37. [ A ] involvement [ B ] assignment [ C ] replacement [ D ] settlement
38. [ A ] dissatisfying [ B ] delighting [ C ] pleasing [ D ] discouraging
39. [ A ] later [ B ] past [ C ] on [ D ] ahead
40. [ A ] evident [ B ] positive [ C ] realistic [ D ] instructive
41. [ A ] with [ B ] against [ C ] towards [ D ] about
42. [ A ] tool [ B ] creation [ C ] mirror [ D ] decoration
43. [ A ] along [ B ] up [ C ] together [ D ] out
44. [ A ] unity [ B ] reality [ C ] popularity [ D ] individuality
45. [ A ] presentation [ B ] display [ C ] performance [ D ] publication
SECTION Ⅲ 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.
I'd been living with my wife for eight years and one night “morn” says,“I guess you guys are never gonna get married. I mean, you've been through jail together, you' e living together, but.., oh, forget it.”
“Oh, well,” I said, “put it like that and I'll marry your daughter tomorrow.”
Actually, I don't know what we were waiting for, except that for a guy it's never the right time to get married. I' m also suspicious of any two people who don' t struggle with that decision. Part of my problem was that I was still lusting in my heart after other ladies. But somehow I knew that I wasn't going to find another woman remotely as great as my soon-to-be wife. It's a good thing my mother-in-law finally spoke up.
I finally gathered my courage one day when we were having a picnic, and popped the question. I also gave my wife a big tourist pamphlet about Switzerland. I wasn't taking any chances.
She said no.
It killed me. I felt sick to my stomach. I lost my appetite. Our dog just stared at me, thinking, “If you're not going to eat your lunch, I will.” Finally, I said, “But the Switzerland trip is yours if you say yes.”
“Switzerland,” she said, “is filled with precise, humorless people.”
“Maybe I should have suggested Paris?”
For a minute it seemed as if my change in travel plans would rate a solid “maybe”. But she said no again.When we woke up the next morning, she told me that she'd slept on my proposal. “I guess I was a little rude to you last night,” she explained. Meanwhile, I' m figuring I' m off the hook for this marriage thing for at least another eight years. I could afford to be generous. “I asked, you said no. It's okay,” I said. I might have looked a little too relieved because later that day she gave me a little box. Inside was a gold watch. On the back was inscribed. “Yes. I've reconsidered.”
I liked the watch, so I did the right thing.
46. The reason why the man had waited so long was that he .
[ A ] didn' t think eight years was long enough
[ B ] suspected that husband and wife would often quarrel
[ C ] didn' t think he was ready to propose to her
[ D ] was waiting for his mother-in-law' s approval
47. The man proposed to the woman because .
[ A] he realized he could find no other woman better
[ B ] he was afraid that the woman might leave him
[ C ] he was eager to visit Switzerland with the woman
[ D ] he could finally overcome his fear for marriage
48. By saying “I could afford to be generous.” (third paragraph from the bottom) the man implied that he .
[ A ] wouldn' t care too much if he stayed single
[ B ] could take her to a better place than Paris
[ C ] was rich enough to support his wife
[ D ] didn't care what she thought about his proposal
49. The last sentence “I did the right thing” implied he .
[ A ] traveled with his wife
[ B ] had a successful marriage
[ C ] liked the watch very much
[ D ] waited for another eight years
50. The best title for this text would be .
[ A ] How My Mother-In-Law Helped Me
[ B ] How I Received a Gold Watch I Liked
[ C ] How I Made My Wife Travel With Me
[ D ] How I Came to Marry-My Wife
“Hi there. How's it going?”
“Oh, fine. Fine. How about this weather, huh ?”
“Well, I guess we can always use the rain.”
What's that? This story ? Oh, just a little look at small talk. You know, those seemingly meaningless conversations you have dozens of times a day, Maybe you' re waiting for the elevator.
Or in a line at the bank. It all seems pretty trivial. Idle chatter about traffic doesn' t do much more than fill the air with empty words that are quickly forgotten. But you should know that small talk actually has a big place in our lives.
Pat Oliver, assistant professor on arts, says that, “Left unchecked, small talk can be an invasion. It's so powerful. It does something to you.” “Every
morning after spending an hour and a half on the freeway I start the day with small talk with my secretary,” Oliver says, “If I don't make small connection with another person, I can' t work.”
What causes it? As a rule, you' re either trying to force something into your life, or you' re using conversation as an invisible force field to keep them out. You can be wanting to connect with another person, and small talk is your introduction to more meaningful conversation.
The way people use small talk is usually determined by where they happen to be at the time.
Take the elevator, for instance. Now there's prime territory. Nobody knows anyone and there's no reason to start a conversation, but invariably, someone does. Making conversation in such peaceful social settings, according to Oliver, “can confirm your territory. It's a way of feeling liked and accepted.”
The topics of small talk don't matter. In fact, you don't want anything more taxing than the weather or the traffic. It's non-threatening talk in a threatening situation. However, the rules change quickly when you're with lots of people doing lots of talking.
Let's say you're at a party. Now it' s time to use small talk as a way of making others feel more comfortable around you, so you don' t look silly standing by the food table alone all night.
51. “Small talk”, as interpreted by the author, .
[ A ] has no real function in communication at all
[ B ] is usually meaningless and therefore useless
[ C ] is not as idle as it may seem to be
[ D ] is restricted to certain topics only
52. According to the author, small talk is often used .
[ A ] to invade other' s private affairs
[ B ] to share a secret between intimate friends
[ C ] to open and maintain channels of communication
[ D ] to protect one' s own privacy
53. According to the author, topics of small talk may include comments on .
[ A ] some political issues
[ B ] one' s physical condition
[ C ] other' s ways of dress
[ D ] the traffic jam
54. Why is small talk described as “non-threatening talk in a threatening situation”?
[ A] It is used by people to encourage those who are confronted with danger.
[ B ] It is used to show that one is enthusiastic and hospitable.
[ C ] It is used to create a more friendly atmosphere and to avoid embarrassment.
[ D ] It is used by people to protect others in the threatening situation.
55. According to the author, at a big party, small talk is used with the purpose of .
[ A ] making both others and yourself feel at ease
[ B ] excluding those you don't like from joining you
[ C ] keeping your voice low so only your friends can hear you
[ D ] comforting those who feel lonely
Dollars and cents are the basic units of American money. The back of all dollar bills are green (hence “greenbacks”). The commonly used coins are: one cent (penny ), five cents (nickel), 10 cents(dime), and 25 cents (quarter).
50 pieces (half dollar) and silver dollars (not really silver anymore) are gaining in usage, while there has been talk of phasing out the penny that's inflation for you. “Always carry plenty of quarters when travelling. Very useful for phones, soda machines, laundry machines, etc.”
There is generally no problem in using US dollars in Canada, but this is never possible in reverse.
It's useful always to carry small change for things like exact fare buses, but do not carry large sums of cash. Instead keep the bulk of your money in travellers' cheques which can be purchased both in the US and abroad and should be in dollar denominations. The best known cheques are those of American Express, so you will have the least difficulty cashing these, even in out of the way places. Thomas Cook travellers' cheques are also acceptable,
especially as lost ones can be reclaimed at some car rental companies. Dollar denomination cheques can be used like regular money. There's no need to cash them at a bank: use them instead to pay for meals, supermarket purchases or whatever. Ten or twenty dollar cheques are accepted like this almost always and you' 11 be given change just as though you'd presented the cashier with dollar bills. Be prepared to show I.D. when you cash your cheques.
Credit cards can be even more valuable than travellers' cheques, as they are often used to guarantee room reservations over the phone and are accepted in lieu of deposit when renting a car--indeed without a credit card you may be considered so untrustworthy that not only a deposit but your passport will be held as security too. The major credit cards are VISA, Master Charge and Access, Diners Club and American Express. If you hold a bank card, it could well be worthwhile
to increase your credit limit for travel purposes--you should ask your bank manager.
56. Why is it useful to carry enough 25-cent coins with you?
[ A ] They can act as small change for the-exact bus fares.
[ B ] There is- generally no problem in using them in Canada.
[ C ] As a basic unit of money, they are gradually gaining in usage.
[ D ] They may come in handy for pay phones or laundry machines.
57. It is not necessary to carry cash instead of dollar travellers' cheques because the latter can be .
[ A ] used for phones, bus fares and hotel reservations
[ B ] used to pay in restaurants and big stores
[ C ] used like credit cards, even in remote areas
[ D ] exchanged easily, even at car rental companies
58. The phrase ‘in lieu of’ (line 2, paragraph 4) most probably means .
[ A ] on behalf of
[ B ] in line with
[ C ] with regard to
[ D ] instead of
59. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
[ A ] Credit cards have more advantages than travellers' cheques.
[ B ] Dollar bills are as convenient as credit cards.
[ C ] One-cent coins have been withdrawn from circulation.
[ D ] You can increase your credit limit as you like.
60. This passage is most probably taken from
[ A ] a tourist guide
[ B ] a bank brochure
[ C ] a booklet about car rental
[ D ] a handbook on U.S. currency
Read the texts from a cyber saloon in which five people talked about Tofu (also known as bean curd), a traditional Chinese and Japanese food. For questions 61 to 65, match the name of each person to one of the statements (A to G) that he or she is most likely to say. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.
I love peas and beans more than most people, so tofu is a natural choice for me. My Chinese friend Annabelle loves them too, and tells me that soy beans contain an ingredient not present in any other food source, or at least in that concentration, that helps prevent breast cancer. When we share a big bowl of these, we eat with abandon “for medicinal purposes”! I like it plain although there may be many different ways to prepare it and it may cure other diseases.
In fact, I was probably preprogrammed to like it: as a kid one of my favorite books was Toru and the Tofu (hope I' m remembering the title right), a story about a young Tokyo boy, named Toru, who was given the assignment, his first, of going to the neighborhood tofu maker' s by himself and bringing back some fleshly made cubes for dinner. I can still recall Toru' s unique way of getting it home intact ( with a jar filled with water). It all seemed very strange to the five-year old me in semi-rural Southern California.
It's great in spicy Sichuan style soups, especially with fish, but I like it fried quickly to give a crisp exterior whilst retaining a moist, soft interior. Steaming is another option, with a pork and prawn mince ( with spring onion) on top of each cube. The thing that I love most is ,the texture--really good tofu is just amazing in the mouth, poised as it is between solidity and fluidity. I' m definitely a fan.
It's sort of weird to me. You go in to one of those “Mock Vegetarian”restaurants only to find everything on the menu “mock”--mock chicken, mock beef, mock pork, etc. Now whatever you order, it' s tofu molded into something that looks like that particular meat. I don't know about you, but if I' m eating a vegetarian I don' t need to go through a fantasy of pretending I' m eating a veal cutlet or a pork chop or a chicken breast. Is this to delude someone, or distract them from thinking they are eating vegetarian food?
Precisely because it is so “tasteless”, I eat. it like a madman: I like the way it picks up the flavors of the dishes it' s served with. I can enjoy it in lots of different cuisine, in moderate quantities in relation to other ingredients in each dish. If you try them and tell me that you don't think they have much flavor, I' 11 have to disagree because that's not true of tofu. The flavor's mild and you can combine that with the hottest spices in the world, which for me illustrates its most endearing attribute. It does a reasonably good job of absorbing a great many flavors.
Now match each of the persons (61 to 65) to the appropriate statement. Note: there are two extra statements.
61. Jenise [ A ] Real or unreal, who knows?
62. Lee [ B ] Don' t deceive yourself and others: tofu is no meat.
63. Hoke [ C ] Amazing texture, I enjoy tofu inside out.
64. Nyby [ D ] I am constantly at war with tofu.
65. Robin [ E ] Tofu hasn' t got a unique taste of its own, but it goes well with any food.
[ F ] Eating tofu is a strong childhood memory.
[ G ] Tofu is the best medicine.
SECTION IV Writing(40 minutes)
You should write your responses to both Part A and Part B of this section on ANSWER SHEET 2.
66. You have received the invitation below, but you will not be able to attend the party.Write a letter to Mr. Smith, explaining the reason why you cannot go and how you plan to make up for it.
You should write approximately 100 words. Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter. Use “Wang Lin” instead. You do not need to write the address.
67. Nowadays drinking pure water has become a fashion with many people. Please write an essay commenting on:
1. the reason for its popularity
2. the effects it may have on people' s health
Your essay should be about 120 words.
THIS IS THE END OF THE TEST.
26．C【精析】本题考查文意.后面的“from 1960 to 1969”是此处的同位语，由此可知，这里的时间是“十年”.故选C.
29．C【精析】本题考查固定搭配.with有“关于，对于”的意思，despair with sth．“对…感到失望”，为固定搭配.故选C.
33．B【精析】本题考查近义词辨析.effect n．影响；affect v．影响；defect n．过失，缺点；perfect v．修改，使完美.这里是讲正在影响美国的变化.故选B.
36．B 【精析】本题考查动词词义.echo在这里意为“与…相呼应”. 37．A【精析】本题考查语境.involvement包含，卷入；assignment 任务，作业；replacement代替，替换；settlement定居.这里是指“美国军队卷入越南战争”.故选A.
39．A【精析】本题考查固定用法.表示“几年之后，几天之后，几小时之后”用“a few years later，a few days later，a few hours later”. 故选A.
41．B【精析】本题考查固定搭配.protest against反对，为固定搭配. 42．C【精析】本题考查语境.这里表达的意思是“歌曲是美国政治与社会进程的一种反映”，mirror除了表示“镜子”之外，还可以表示“反映真实情况的东西”.故选C.
43．B【精析】本题考查动词短语.come along发生，陪伴；come up 走进，上来，提出；come together集合；come out出来，出现.从上下文我们可知，这里指的是年轻人聚在一起.故选C.
45. A 【精析】本题考查文意.presentation表达；display陈列，显示；performance表现，演出；publication公布，发行.这句话的意思
46．C【精析】推理题.从文章第三段中“…for a guy it’s never the right time to get married．(对一个年轻人来说任何时候都不适合结婚)” 以及“．．．I was still lusting in my heart after other ladies．(我心里仍然对其他女人有兴趣)”可以看出，作者还没有做好结婚的准备.A、B文中均未提到.文中作者说到岳母提出让他们结婚是一件好事，并不是说他等着岳母同意.故D不选.正确答案为C.
让我们假设你参加一次聚会.现在是时候利用琐谈来使你周围的人感到自在和放松了，这样你也不会傻傻地独自在餐桌边站一个晚上了. 51．C【精析】主旨题.从整篇文章来看，作者的意思是说琐谈看上去没什么意义，但是却能起到很重要的作用，例如将交谈双方引入一些更重要的谈话或者是打破冷场的局面.这与C项表述一致.A、B两项曲解了文意.D项“琐谈的话题有严格的限制”，与文章倒数第二段第一句“The topics of small talk don’t matter．”相悖.故选C.
52．C【精析】推理题.由文章倒数第四段第二句话“You Call be waning to connect with another person，and small talks is your introduction to more meaningful conversation．”可知，当我们想与他人进行交流时，琐谈可把我们引入更为严肃、正式的话题，由此可判断琐谈可起到建立和维持沟通渠道的作用，这与C项表述一致.故选C.
还会留下你的护照以确保安全.主要的几种信用卡是VISA，Master Charge，Access，Diners Club和American Express.如果你持有银行卡的话．为了出去旅行方便而增加你的信用度也是很值得的——关于这一点你可以咨询你的银行经理人.
57．B【精析】释义题.文章第三段倒数第三句说“…use them instead to pay for meals．supermarket purchases or whatever．”，其中them 指代checks.可知支票可以用于支付旅馆和商店的费用. 故选B.
59．A【精析】判断题.A由文章最后一段第一句话“Credit cards can be even more valuable than travellers’ cheques…”，可知信用卡比旅行支票更具价值，这与A项表述一致.
Congratulations for your 1Oth wedding anniversary! Thanks for inviting me to your 1Oth wedding anniversary．I’d like to go to your party at Park Hotel．but I have to go to Beijing for business on that day so I’m afraid I couldn’t attend your party．I hope that won’t bother you．I will bring a present for you from Beijing．And my wife and I will visit you after my coming back．Wish you have a good time．And congratulations again!
Have a goodtime!
2．I have to go to Beijing for business on that day so I’m afraid I couldn’t attend your party．我那天要去北京出差，所以恐怕我去不了你们的聚会了.
3．I hope that won’t bother you．我希望你们不要介意.
4．And my wife and 1 will visit you after my coming back．从北京回来后我和妻子将登门拜访.
Almost every family in cities drink pure water nowadays．It has become a fashion．Why do people drink pure water instead of common water? The main reason is that pure water is good for Our health．Besides，drinking pure water is more convenient，because pure water can be drunk directly．
Some people would ask why drinking pure water is good for our health．As we know，water pollution is very serious now．So drinking common water doesn’t sound so safe as before．Pure water is absolutely clean because it doesn’t contain any mineral element．Also some certain mineral in water will do harm to our bodies when it is taken too much．At this point，pure water should he our choice．
Besides all above．pure water also tastes good．You should have a try if you haven’t ever drunk pure water before．
1．It has become a fashion．这已经成为一种时尚.
2．Besides，drinking pure water is more convenient，because pure water can be drunk directly．除此之外，喝纯净水比较方便，因为纯净水可以直接喝.
3．As we know．water pollution is very serious now．众所周知，水污染现在已经很严重了.
4．So drinking common water doesn’t sound so safe as before．所以喝普通的水不如以前那么安全了.
5．Also some certain mineral in water will be harmful to our bodies when it is taken too much．有些矿物元素摄人太多会对身体有害.
6. Besides all above．．．除了以卜所述…
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