Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension (15 minutes)
Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 3 sections.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues.
There are 5 recorded dialogues in it. After each dialogue, there is a recorded question. Both the dialogues and questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked
A) , B), C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Example:You will hear:
You will read:A) New York City.
B) An evening party.
C) An air trip.
D) The man’s job.
From the dialogue we learn that the man is to take a flight to New York. Therefore, C) An air trip is the correct answer. You should mark C) on the Answer Sheet.
［A］ ［B］ ［C］ ［D］
Now the test will begin.
1. A) Fixing an engine. B) Repairing a car.
C) Cashing a check. D) Buying some wheels.
2. A) Visit Japan. B) Cook some food.
C) Travel abroad. D) Eat outside.
3. A) One of a cheaper price. B) One of a different color.
C) One of a fashionable style. D) One of a smaller size.
4. A) He has changed his plan. B) He has canceled his trip.
C) He is arriving this afternoon. D) He forgot to arrange his trip.
5. A) They had lost their way.
B) They were told it would rain.
C) They were caught in the rain.
D) They had taken an umbrella.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short conversations. There are 2 recorded conversations in it. After each conversation, there are some recorded questions. Both the conversations and questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from
the 4 choices marked A) , B)， C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
6. A) Going shopping. B) Staying at a hotel.
C) Taking a trip. D) Buying a book.
7. A) By check. B) In cash.
C) By credit card. D) By mail.
8.A) Buying an apartment. B) Repairing her apartment.
C) Renting an apartment. D) Painting her apartment.
9.A) One near a park. B) A larger one.
C) A cheaper one. D) One with a good view.
10.A) The size. B) The furniture.
C) The location. D) The rent.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and the questions will be read two times. When you hear a question, you should complete the answer to it with a word or a short phrase (in no more than 3 words). The questions and incomplete answers are printed on your test paper. You should write your answers on the Answer Sheet correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.
11. Why did Tina come to the Employment Agency?
To look for ____.
12. What did she do in the Employment Agency?
She filled out ____.
13. What was the problem with Tina?
She had little ____.
14. What job did she get at a supermarket?
A job as a ____.
15. How did she find her new job a few months later?
She felt it was very ____.
Part Ⅱ Structure (15 minutes)
This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections.
In this section, there are 10 incomplete sentences. You are required to complete each one by deciding on the most appropriate word or words from the 4 choices marked A) , B) , C) and D) . Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
16. Mary is the kind of person who always seems to be____a hurry.
A) on B) in C) with D) for
17. This time next week I’ll be on vacation. Probably I ____on a beautiful beach.
A) am lying B) have lain
C) will be lying D) will have lain
18.____, we went swimming in the river.
A) The day being very hot B) It was a very hot day
C) The day was very hot D) Being a very hot day
19.She didn’t go to the cinema last night,____she had to finish her term paper.
A) as B) if C) till D) though
20.I have found some articles ____ the harmful effects of drinking.
A) being concerned B) concerned C) to concern D) concerning
21.So loudly ____ that people could hear it out in the street.
A) did the students play the music B) the students playing the music
C) the students played the music D) have the students played the music
22.At the international conference, the famous scientist gave an excellent report ____ on his recent experiment.
A) basing B) based C) to be based D) to base
23.There are so many dresses there that I really don’t know ____ to choose.
A) whether B) when C) which D) why
24.I think that Anna is____ far the most active member in our group.
A) with B) at C) as D) by
25.I’m still unable to make myself ____ in the discussion, which worries me a lot.
A) to be understood B) understanding C) understood D) understand
Directions: There are 10 incomplete statements here. You should fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in the brackets. Write the word or words in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.
26.Jim told me he (join) ____ the army two years before.
27.I’m the (little) ____ experienced of all the doctors here.
28.In Some parts of this city, missing a bus means (wait)____ for another hour.
29.The businessman lost a (gold)____ chance to make a big fortune.
30.Frankly speaking, I’d rather you (say) ____ nothing about it for the time being.
31.You should be aware that this rare bird was on the list of human (protect) ____.
32.In the middle of the room there was a Christmas tree (decorate)____ with colored lights and glass balls.
33.Did you get the (permit) ____ from the authorities to run the business?
34.Doctor Richard, together with his wife and three children, (be)____ to arrive in Beijing this afternoon.
35.They decided not to visit the Great Wall because it was raining (heavy)____.
Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Direcions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for you to fulfil. You should read the reading materials carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed.
After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 36 through 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A), B), C), and D). You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Most of us grow up taking certain things for granted. We tend to assume that experts and religious leaders tell us “the truth”. We tend to believe that things advertised on television or in newspapers can’t be bad for us.
However, encouragement of critical thinking in students is one of the goals of most colleges and universities. Few professors require students to share the professors’ own beliefs. In general, professors are more concerned that students learn to question and critically examine the arguments of others, including some of their own beliefs or values. This does not mean that professors insist that you change your beliefs, either. It does mean, however, that professors will usually ask you to support the views you express in class or in your writing.
If your premises (前提)are shaky, or if your arguments are not logical, professors personally point out the false reasoning in your arguments. Most professors want you to learn to recognize the premises of your arguments, to examine whether you really accept these premises, and to understand whether or not you draw
logical conclusions. Put it this way: Professors don’t tell you what to think; they try to teach you how to think.
On the other hand, if you intend to disagree with your professors in class, you should be prepared to offer a strong argument in support of your ideas. Arguing just for the sake of arguing usually does not promote a critical examination of ideas. Many professors interpret it as rudeness.
36.sIn the first paragraph, the writer tries to tell us that people ____.
A) easily accept certain things without a second thought
B) grow up through learning certain things in life
C) are forming their views during their growth