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Practice Test

Answer Sheet

. Phonetics (5 points)

1. A B C D   2. A B C D   3. A B C D   4. A B C D   5. A B C D

. Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

1. A B C D   2. A B C D   3. A B C D   4. A B C D   5. A B C D

6. A B C D   7. A B C D   8. A B C D   9. A B C D   10. A B C D

11. A B C D  12. A B C D  13. A B C D  14. A B C D  15. A B C D

16. A B C D  17. A B C D  18. A B C D  19. A B C D  20. A B C D

. Reading Comprehension (30 points)

1. A B C D   2. A B C D   3. A B C D   4. A B C D   5. A B C D

6. A B C D   7. A B C D   8. A B C D   9. A B C D   10. A B C D

11. A B C D  12. A B C D  13. A B C D  14. A B C D  15. A B C D

. Cloze (15 points)

1. A B C D   2. A B C D   3. A B C D   4. A B C D   5. A B C D

6. A B C D   7. A B C D   8. A B C D   9. A B C D   10. A B C D

11. A B C D  12. A B C D  13. A B C D  14. A B C D  15. A B C D

. Daily Conversation (10 points)

1.______    2. ______    3.________   4._______  5.________

 

. Translation (20 points, two points each)

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Practice Test One

 

. Phonetics (5 points)

Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. A. soup      B. pound       C. shout        D. south

2. A. write      B. midnight     C. beside       D. polite

3. A. cloudy     B captain       C. certain      D. cotton

4. A. season     B. serious       C. wise        D. absent

5. A. speech     B. reach        C. teach       D. chemistry

 

. Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: In this section, there are 20 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. The beach _______ in every summer because many people go there for fun.

  A. come alive     B. come lively      C. comes lively     D. comes alive

2. I miss you so much and ________ from you.

  A. look forward to hear            B. look forward to hearing

  C. looking forward to hear         D. looking forward to hearing

3. It was in this room _______ I met her for the first time.

  A. which       B. where       C. that        D. and

4. She was sleeping soundly _______ she was woken up by a knock at the door.

  A. when        B. while        C. as         D. after

5. Please write a ________ essay about the war.

  A. 1000-words     B. 1000 words     C. 1000-words’      D. 1000-word

6. I ______ an answer to my letter within a few days.

  A. expect      B. hope        C. wait        D. look forward

7. Cake ________ of flour, sugar, egg and some other ingredients.

  A. contains      B. consists        C. includes       D. composes

8. He will come to call on you the moment he _________ his work.

  A. will finish     B. had finished     C. finishes      D. finished

9. _________ is known to the world, Mark Twain is a great American writer.

  A. As        B. That       C. Which      D. It

10. Some go without breakfast and others eat _______ meals> I think both habits are unhealthy.

  A. on       B. for        C. between       D. within

11. The only way to ______ if you like something or not is by trying it.

  A. say      B. tell         C. speak         D. ask

12. Listen, I don’t _______ easily. I shall try again.

  A. give over      B. give off      C. give back       D. give up

13. I’d rather we _______ skiing this year instead of hiking.

  A. went       B. go       C. have gone       D. will go

14. She is more hard-working than _______ in her class.

  A. anybody     B. any other people      C. anyone else     D. everyone

15. The peace talk is still ______ . We’re expecting the result.

  A. under way     B. on the way     C. by the way     D. in a way

16. Some people have great difficulty ________ their own ideas.

  A. to express     B. expression      C. expressing     D. express

17. I’ll accept your invitation _______ I’m too busy to come.

  A. if        B. but        C. unless       D. or

18. “Do you happen to know the two girls?”  “_______”.

  A. Any      B. All        C. Neither      D. None

19. This room is very dirty. It needs ________ .

  A. cleaning     B. being cleaned      C. to clean     D. cleaned

20. It ______ Sunday, many people went to parks for a picnic.

  A. is        B. being          C. were        D. has been

 

.Reading Comprehension (30 points)

Directions: There are three reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Text A

Many businesses, such as department stores, restaurants, hotels and airline companies, use a credit system for selling their products and services. In a credit system, the seller agrees to sell something to the buyer without immediately receiving cash. The buyer receives the goods or services immediately and promises to pay for them later. This “buy-now-pay-later” credit system is quite old. People have been buying things on credit for centuries. But nowadays people use credit cards. One type is issued directly by a store to a customer. Many large department stores issue credit cards to their customers. The store credit card can be used to make purchases only at a particular store. The other kind of credit card is issued by a credit company. Credit cards from credit companies can be used to buy things almost anywhere. If you have a major credit card, you can buy airplane tickets, stay at hotels, and eat at restaurants with it. Most large credit companies are connected to large banks. So if you want a credit card from a credit company, you generally have to make an application at a bank. After an applicant receives a credit card, he or she can make purchases, using the card.

1. Which of the following statements is true?

  A. Credit cards have been used for centuries.

  B. The credit system is nothing new.

  C. Credit cards are used only for shopping.

  D. Buyers using credit cards have to pay cash.

2. Under a credit system, no more purchases can be made if ________ .

  A. the seller demands no immediate payment in cash

  B. the buyer agrees to pay after receiving the goods or services

  C. the buyer refuses to pay for what he has previously bought

  D. one has made purchases on credit

3. Credit cards issued by a credit company are _________ .

  A. not so useful as those issued by a store

  B. as useless as those issued by a store

  C. more troublesome than those issued by a store

  D. more useful than those issued by a store

4. If you want a credit card from a credit company, you can ________ .

  A. get it easily without having to go to a bank

  B. apply to a bank first

  C. get one directly from a bank

  D. get one without any savings in your account

5. This passage aims to talk about __________ .

  A. the history of purchase on credit

  B. the importance of credit cards

  C. different types of credit cards

  D. the disadvantages of a credit system

 

Text B

To us, it’s so natural to put up an umbrella to keep the water off when it rains. But actually the umbrella was not invented as protection against rain. Its first use was as a shade against the sun.

Nobody knows who first invented it, but the umbrella was used in very ancient times. Probably the first to use it was the Chinese, back in the eleventh century B.C. We know that the umbrella was used in ancient Egypt and Babylon as a sunshade. And there was a strange thing connected with its uses: it became a symbol of honor and authority. In the Far East in ancient times, the umbrella was allowed to be used only by royalty or by those in high office.

In Europe, the Greeks were the first to use the umbrella as a sunshade. And the umbrella was in common use in ancient Greece. It is believed that the first persons in Europe to use the umbrella as protection against the rain were the ancient Romans.

During the Middle Ages, the use of the umbrella practically disappeared. Then it appeared again in Italy in late sixteenth century. And again it was considered a symbol of power and authority. By 1680, the umbrella appeared in France and later in England.

By the eighteenth century, the umbrella was used against rain throughout most of Europe. Umbrellas have not changed much in style during all this time, though they have become much lighter in weight. It was not until the twentieth century that women’s umbrellas began to be made in a whole variety of colors.

6. The umbrella was first used as ________ .

  A. protection against the rain

  B. a tool to keep the sun off one’s body

  C. a weapon

  D. a walking stick

7. The Chinese might have started to use the umbrella _________ .

  A. nearly 1000 years ago

  B. 3000 years ago

  C. almost 2000 years

  D. not long ago

8. In the Far East in ancient times, the ordinary people ________ .

  A. were allowed to use umbrellas on some occasions

  B. used umbrella as a symbol of honor

  C. were forbidden to use umbrellas

  D. felt it strange to use umbrellas

9. Which of the following statements is true?

  A. Umbrellas have been always been popular since they were invented.

  B. Umbrellas have changed greatly in shape and color.

  C. Umbrellas didn’t take on different colors until the 20th century

  D. Umbrellas will become increasingly smaller.

10. The best title of this passage may be ________ .

  A. The Invention of Umbrellas

  B. History of Umbrellas

  C. Umbrellas in Different Countries

  D. The Use of Umbrellas

 

Text C

It’s clear that everyone needs to sleep. Most people rarely think about how and why they sleep, however. We know that if we sleep well, we feel rested. If we don’t sleep enough, we often feel tired and irritable. It seems there are two purposes of sleep: physical rest and emotional and psychological rest. We need to rest our bodies and our minds. Both are important in order for us to be healthy. Each night we alternate between two kinds of sleep: active sleep and passive sleep. The passive sleep gives our body the rest that is needed and prepares us for active sleep in which dreaming occurs.

Throughout the night, people alternate between passive and active sleep. The brain rests, then it becomes active, then dreaming occurs. The cycle is repeated: the brain rests, then it becomes active, then dreaming occurs. This cycle is repeated several times throughout the night. During eight hours of sleep, people dream for a total of one and a half hours on the average.

11. Which of the following statements is true?

  A. People often think about different ways of and reasons for sleep.

  B. How well one sleeps affects one’s work or study.

  C. There are some people who don’t need sleep.

  D. Enough sleep is necessary each day.

12. This passage points out that sleep brings us ________ .

  A. happiness

  B. good health

  C. physical rest only

  D. dreams

13. To stay healthy, we need to ________ .

  A. rest both physically and emotionally

  B. sleep as lond as possible

  C. have more active sleep

  D. have more dreams

14. When we are asleep, we _________ .

  A. have active and passive sleep by turn

  B. have dreams during passive sleep

  C. keep our brains active

  D. dream before the brain rests

15. If one has an eight-hour sleep, he is likely to spend _______ dreaming.

  A. four hours

  B. half an hour

  C. one and a half hours altogether

  D. most of the time

 

 

. Cloze (15 points)

Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

There are advantages and disadvantages to   1   Asian and Western educational methods. For example, one advantage __2   the education in Japan is__ 3__students there learn more math and science  4   American students. They also study more hours each day then Americans _5 _. The study is difficult, but it _ 6 _ students for a society that values discipline and self-control. There is, __ 7 , a disadvantage. Memorization is an important learning method in Japanese schools, __8 __ many students say that after an exam, they forget __9   of the information that they have memorized.

The advantage to the education in North American, __10  the other hand, _11   that students learn to think by themselves. The system prepares them for a society that values _12 _ ideas. There is, however, a disadvantage. When students graduate from high school, they haven’t memorized _13   many basic rules and facts as students in _14 _countries _15 _ .

1. A. not only        B. all           C. both           D. only

2. A. for            B. to            C. in             D. as

3. A. that            B. what         C. when          D. how

4. A. to             B. for           C. than           D. in

5. A. have          B. studying       C. does           D. do

6. A. provides       B. gets           C. prepares       D. does

7. A. therefore       B. otherwise      C. however       D. hence

8. A. and            B. yet            C. not            D. just

9. A. many           B. much         C. few           D. little

10. A. at             B. to            C. on            D. under

11. A. are            B. is            C. were           D. was

12. A. good          B. poor          C. new           D. old

13. A. more          B. less           C. good          D. as

14. A. an other       B. another         C. others         D. other

15. A. have          B. do            C. haven’t         D. does

 

. Daily Conversation (10 points)

Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogue by writing the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

A.     My major is economics.

B. We may consider you for this job.

C. I won’t.

D. Are you still interested in planning work?

E. What is the man going to do?

F. Everything was perfect.

G. What did you do after that?

H. Why do you leave that company?

 

 

Philip:  Could you tell me something about your education, Mr. Clinton?

Mr. Clinton: Yes. I graduated from Yale University.     1   . I studied four years in Yale and graduated in 2000.

Philip:      2        

Mr. Clinton: I worked for a Germany Company, doing business planning.

Philip:       3        

Mr. Clinton: They moved their head office to New York, but I don’t want to work there as I have all my family and friends in Washington.

Philip:         4          

Mr. Clinton: Yes. I think so.

Philip:      5          I would like to recommend you to the department manager.

Mr. Clinton: That’s fine. Thank you.

 

 

. Translation (20 points, two points each)

Section A (10 points)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into English. Write your English version on the Answer Sheet.

 

1. 下一个节目5分钟后开始。 在此期间,请先听写音乐。

2. 过马路时,她紧紧地牵着小男孩的手。

3. 我们必须缩小东西部地区之间的经济差距。

4. 我需要这份工作,这样我就可以支付我的学费。

5. 在乡村生活之后我永远无法适应生活在大城市了。

 

Section B (10 points, 2 points each)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into Chinese. Write your Chinese version on the Answer Sheet.

 

6. If it wasn’t for the climate, I’d like it very much.

7. All of them went away as quietly as they had come.

8. It’s where your roots are the deepest and you grow the most.

9. It is important for us to be at hand and keep those lines of communication open.

10. It is generally believed that girls have a larger vocabulary than boys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Test Two

 

. Phonetics (5 points)

Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. A. give          B. like         C. ride         D. bite

2. A. rubber        B. curious      C. gun         D. public

3. A. entitle        B. review       C. forget       D. select

4. A. great         B. steak        C. break        D. breakfast

5. A. tough        B. enough       C. rough       D. through

 

. Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: In this section, there are 20 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. As I felt so much better, my doctor _______ me to take a holiday.

  A. suggested      B. hoped       C. considered     D. advised

2. People do not like such people who are always ________ the way of others.

  A. on            B. by          C. in           D. behind

3. He talks as if ___________ everything in the world.

  A. know          B. knew       C. knows        D. has known

4. The doctor advised that Mr. Johnson _________ an operation right away so as to save his life,

  A. had           B. would have    C. have         D. was going to have

5. When will our plane __________ ?

  A. take away      B. take up       C. take off       D. land away

6. Water, when boiled, always ___________ steam.

  A. gives off       B. gives in       C. gives up      D. gives away

7. He stood waving until the train was out of ______ .

  A. sign          B. reach          C. sight        D. scene

8. A committee was set up to __________ the matter and report it at the next meeting.

  A. kept          B. look in         C. look into     D. look out

9. He was living in France when the war ___________ .

  A. broke off      B. broke into       C. broke out     D. broke through

10. John suggested _______ anything about it until they found out more facts.

  A. not to say      B. saying not      C. to say not     D. not saying

11. We need to keep a(n) ___________ between work and play.

  A. level         B. agreement       C. balance       D. equal

12. Her letters were the only thing that ______ me going while I was in prison.

  A. had          B. kept           C. made          D. let

13. When she was a kid, her mother used to worry about her ________ .

  A. all the times     B. all times       C. all the time     D. all time

14. During the past 30 years, great changes ___________ in our country.

  A. had happened  B. have been happened  C. happened   D. have taken place

15. She gave me an angry look, but _________ nothing.

  A. said         B. spoke         C. told          D. talked

16. There is something wrong with my bike, I’ll have it _________ .

  A. to repair     B. repaired       C. repairing      D. being repaired

17. Suddenly I heard my own name __________ .

  A. calling      B. called         C. to call         D. call

18. This is the doctor ________ son studied in your class.

  A. who        B. which         C. that         D. whose

19. _________ she thought about what had happened, ________ she felt.

  A. More, sadder                B. More, more sad   

C. The more, the sadder          D. The more, the more sad

20. I have the greatest confidence in John because he is honest, efficient and _____ .

  A. reliant      B. dependent     C. rely       D. reliable

 

.Reading Comprehension (30 points)

Directions: There are three reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Text A

Coffee-drinking is common in the western world and most people feel that it stimulates them. But although the chemical caffeine is known to be a stimulant, until now there has been little scientific evidence that it does any more than make you feel brighter. This is because it has been hard to separate the effects of coffee from other social factors. The latest findings come from recent studies by Britain’s Medical Research Council and Imperial Cancer Research Fund. This study used statistics to exclude the other social factors, such as drug use and age, which can confuse results.

When the researchers compared people drinking six cups of coffee or more a day with people who did not drink any, they found that their reaction times were about 6% better and they scored 4-5% better on memory tasks and tests of spatial awareness.

It seems that while young people drink more coffee than older people, it is the older people who benefit from it most in their mental functions. Researchers think that this is because, in general, older people are not as alert as they could be, so there is more room for improvement.

No research findings have suggested any clear risk to long-term health from coffee drinking. It has been associated with cancer of the pancreas(胰腺), but most of the evidence now shows that this is due to the habit of smoking while drinking coffee.

Another interesting finding is that regular coffee drinkers get the same effect as people who are using it for the first time.

1. According to this passage, recent studies in Britain show that _______ .

  A. coffee-drinkers perform better at reaction, memory and reasoning tests.

  B. coffee-drinking is more common in western countries.

  C. clear risk to health comes from coffee-drinking

  D. the longer people use coffee, the better result.

2. What did the researchers do to exclude other social factors?

  A, They compared coffee-drinkers with non-coffee drinkers.

  B. They claimed that coffee is known to be harmful.

  C. They used statistics.

  D. They confused results.

3. By “spatial awareness” is meant the ability to understand __________ .

  A. the sky and the earth

  B. shapes and space

  C. mind and body

  D. thought and action

4. Drug use and age may ________ the result of research on coffee.

  A. help get

  B. affect

  C. improve

  D. make it difficult to get

5. From the passage, we may learn that __________ .

  A. young people benefit from coffee most in their mental functions

  B. regular coffee-drinkers get more effect

  C. it’s a good habit to drink coffee while smoking

  D. an improper coffee-drinking habit may lead to a certain kind of cancer

 

Text B

One recent study conducted in the United States tested a large number of people. Participants included both males and females who ranged in age from 12 to 83. During the experiment, these people were given a variety of breakfasts, and sometimes, they had to skip breakfast completely. Blood tests and endurance tests were given. These special tests were set up to analyze how well the participants’ bodies functioned when they had eaten a certain kind of breakfast.

The results showed that if a person eats an adequate breakfast, he or she will work more efficiently and more productively than if he or she skips breakfast or eats a very poor breakfast. This study shows that school children eat fruit, eggs, bread and milk before going to school, they will learn more quickly. They will be able to concentrate on their lessons for a longer period of time than if their breakfast diet is inadequate.

This study also showed that, contrary to what many people believe, if you skip breakfast, you will not lose weight. This is because people become so hungry if they skip breakfast that they eat too much for lunch. Therefore, they end up gaining weight instead of losing. The scientists point out that skipping breakfast will not help you if you are on a diet. You will probably lose more weight if you reduce your other meals.

6. Which of the following is true to the experiment?

  A. Only women took part in the program.

  B. Subjects had the same breakfast.

  C. The oldest participant was 83 years old.

  D. Most of the people were young.

7. “To skip breakfast” probably means _________ .

  A. to have a good breakfast

  B. to eat everything given for breakfast

  C. have breakfast in a hurry

  D. have nothing for breakfast

8. The result of the study shows that ________ .

  A. a proper breakfast helps one at work or study

  B. the more you eat for breakfast, the better

  C. a poor breakfast helps lose weight

  D. breakfast should consist of fruit, eggs and beer

9. Those who want to lose weight are expected to __________ ?

  A. have no breakfast

  B. have much for lunch

  C. have less for each meal

  D. eat nothing for each meal

10. This study aims to show ___________ .

  A. how much one is to have for breakfast

  B. the relation between breakfast and health

  C. the effect of breakfast on people

  D. what we should have for breakfast

 

Text C

Once upon a time there was a very naughty shepherd boy. He often fell asleep while he was watching his sheep. And he told lies. The villagers shook their heads and said, “That boy will come to a bad end”.

One day, when he was feeling very bored, the boy decided to play a practical joke on the villagers. He ran down the hill. “Wolf, wolf!” he cried. “Help, come quickly, wolf!” All the villagers seized their spears and ran to help him. But there was o wolf. “He heard you,” the naughty boy lied, “and ran away.” When everyone had gone, he started to laugh.

Three weeks later, when he was feeling very bored indeed, he decided to play the same trick again. “Wolf, wolf!” he shouted. “ Help, come quickly, wolf!” Most of the villagers hurried to help him. This time the boy laughed at them. “Ha, ha. There was not a wolf.” he said, “What a good joke!” The villagers were very angry. “Lies are not jokes.” They said.

Two days later the boy woke up suddenly. He had fallen asleep in the afternoon sun. What was that big dark animal coming towards his flock? Suddenly it seized a lamb. “Wolf!” screamed the boy. “Wolf! Help, come quickly. Wolf!” But none of the villagers came to help him. He screamed again. The wolf heard him and licked his lips. “I like lamb,” it thought, “but a shepherd-boy tastes much nicer.”

When the shepherd-boy didn’t come home that night, some of the villagers went to look for him. They found a few bones.

11. The sentence “That boy will come to a bad end” in paragraph 1 means ________ .

  A. The boy will kill himself.

  B. The boy will be sent to prison.

  C. The boy will get in trouble.

  D. The boy will lose his way.

12. The boy amused himself by ________ .

  A. looking after sheep

  B. shouting “wolf” to himself

  C. crying “wolf” in order to have the villagers come to help him when a wolf was in sight

  D. pretending that a wolf had come and calling for help

13. The last time he cried wolf, nobody came to help him because ________ .

  A. the villagers thought he was telling lies

  B. nobody heard him

  C. the villagers believed that wolves would not attack him

  D. wolves liked lambs only

14. The lesson from the story is that ________ .

  A. practical jokes are harmless

  B. one will suffer from his own lies

  C. wolves prefer humans to sheep

  D. it is great fun telling lies

15. A proper title of the story is _________ .

  A. The Boy Who Cried Wolf

  B. A Young Shepherd

  C. A Naught Boy

  D. Lies Are Jokes

 

. Cloze (15 points)

Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

From Monday until Friday most people are busy working or studying, but in the evenings and on weekends they are free and enjoy themselves. Some watch TV or go to the movies; others _ 1_  sports. It depends on individual _ 2 . There are many different ways to spend our _ 3 _ time.

Almost everyone has _ 4   king of hobby. It may be something from collecting stamps to making model airplanes. Some hobbies are very expensive; others don’t  5__  at all. Some collections are _ 6    a lot of money; others are valuable only for their owners.

I know a man who has a coin collection worth several thousand dollars. A short time ago he bought a rare fifty cent piece _ 7 ___  250!

He was very happy about his collection and thought the price was _ 8 _.  9   my youngest brother  _10   match boxes. He has almost 600 of them but I doubt if they are worth nay money. However,  _11 _  my brother they are extremely _ 12 _. Nothing makes him   13   than to find a new match box for his collection. That’s  __14 __  a hobby means, I think. It is something we like to do in our spare time simply for thr fun of it. The value in dollars is not important,  _15 __ the pleasure it gives us is.

1. A. soon        B. attend        C. tend        D. take part in

2. A. time        B. energy        C. interests     D. fun

3. A. spare       B. working       C. own        D. day

4. A. some       B. any           C. certain      D. every

5. A. spend anything               B. cost anything 

C. pay nothing                  D. need something

6. A. worth       B. worthy        C. valued       D. paid

7. A. worth       B. spent         C. worthy       D. used

8. A. a little too higher   B. too expensive   C. cheap    D. reasonable

9. A. At the same time             B. On the other hand   

C. On the contrary              D. As a matter of fact

10. A. collects     B. buys        C. chooses         D. selects

11. A. for         B. to          C. in              D. with

12. A. dear        B. expensive    C. valuable        D. costly

13. A. so happy    B. that happy    C. more happily    D. happier

14. A. what       B. how         C. how much      D. where

15. A. though     B. and          C. but            D. when

 

 

. Daily Conversation (10 points)

Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogue by writing the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

A. What size is for your son?

B. Good morning.

C. How much is it?

D. I’ll take it.

E. What can I do for you?

F. How are you?

G. It’s made in China,

H. What’s your name?

 

Saleswoman: Good morning, sir.  __________1_________ ?

Tom: Oh, I’m looking for a T-shirt for my son.

Saleswoman:  ________ 2  ____________  ?

Tom:  Size L. He is a tall boy. He likes cotton T-shirts.

Saleswoman:  What about this one?   _________3 ________ .

Tom: OK. Let me have a look.  __________ 4 ____________ ?

Saleswoman: 60 dollars. It’s popular with young people.

Tom: But I am afraid it’s a bit too expensive and I don’t like the pink color, either.

Saleswoman: Do you like the black one? It’s only 16 dollars.

Tom: Hum, it looks nice. ________ 5 ________  .

 

 

. Translation (20 points, two points each)

Section A (10 points)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into English. Write your English version on the Answer Sheet.

1. 我向他问好, 但他只快速地瞥了我一眼,什么都没说。

2. 我有强烈的责任感,它帮助我持之以恒地做该做的事。

3. 这样的变化不仅会提升他的形象,而且会改善他的健康。

4. 不论他是否愿意, 都得接受子女已经长大成人这个事实。

5. 我直到开始工作才认识到浪费了多少时间。

 

Section B (10 points, 2 points each)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into Chinese. Write your Chinese version on the Answer Sheet.

1. However much you have, however much you have accomplished, you need help too.

2. Do you like changing places every other night or prefer seeing one or two areas completely?

3. We love peace but we are not afraid of war.

4. It may be a good idea to schedule homework before dinner, since afterwards you may get too sleepy to concentrate.

5. You should smile sincerely and look into the eyes of the person you are speaking to.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Test Three

 

. Phonetics (5 points)

Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. A. bottle         B. bold           C. college         D. crossing

2. A. busy          B. cut            C. hut            D. brush

3. A. develop       B. receive         C. pretend        D. friend

4. A. rain          B. nail            C. said           D. sail

5. A. live          B. mile           C. blind           D. windy

 

. Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: In this section, there are 20 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

1. If all goes according _______ the plan, the first meeting will be Tuesday evening.

  A. with          B. to          C. after           D. for

2. Grandpa once _________ a family of ten on seven dollars a week.

  A. raised         B. arose       C. rose           D. risen

3. He had been sent to England at the age of eight to ______ a school in London.

  A. tend          B. attend       C. trend          D. intend

4. The child was lucky to get the schooling ________ .

  A. for free       B. free        C. freedom        D. of free

5. One of his business ________ came to the hospital to see him.

  A. associates     B. associations      C. associate    D. association

6. These athletes will _________ China in this year’s Olympic Games.

  A. present       B. replace         C. displace      D. represent

7. These people cannot even see what’s _________ their noses.

  A. in the front of   B. in front of     C. in the front    D. in front

8. Can you imagine that this garden in the heart of the city used to be a _____ ?

  A. parking lot     B. park lot       C. lots of park     D. parking a lot

9. She looked at me with a(n) _______ of determination and confidence.

  A. dignity        B. ring         C. air            D. plea

10. As it began to rain, people were running for __________ .

  A. park          B. society       C. silence         D. shelter

11. The killer went about without _________ .

  A. discovering     B. being discovered     C. discovered    D. discover

12. I believe that there is hardly ________ more valuable than life.

  A. anything       B. nothing        C. something       D. everything

13. It’s my duty to help the old people. I want nothing in ________ .

  A. return       B. turn          C. hand          D. alll

14. “__________ do you visit your parents in the country? ” “Once two weeks”.

  A. How long    B. How many     C. How often     D. How much

15. The professor has ________ quite clear that the exam will be difficult.

  A. made       B. said        C. made it         D. made himself

16. About __________ of the nurses are between 20 and 30 years old.

  A. two-thirds   B. two-three    C. two-threes      D. one-thirds

17. My wife works at a bank, _______ she is kept busy all day long.

  A. there       B. where       C. which         D. that

18. _________ all over the world, football may be the most popular sport.

  A. Playing     B. Played      C. To be played    D. Play

19. How can you be so forgetful _________ leave the keys in the lock?

  A. that        B. and         C. as           D. as to

20. I didn’t go to the party, but I wish I ________ .

  A. had        B. did         C. would        D. went

 

.Reading Comprehension (30 points)

Directions: There are three reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Text A

America has always been a land of beginnings. After Europeans “discovered” America in the fifteenth century, the mysterious New World became for many people a genuine hope of a new life, an escape from poverty and persecution, a chance to start again. We can say that, as a nation, America begins with that hope. When, however, does American literature begin?

American literature begins with American experiences. Long before the first colonists arrived, before Christopher Columbus, before the Northman who “found” America about the year 1000. Native Americans lived here. Each tribe’s literature was tightly woven into the fabric of daily life and reflected the unmistakably American experience of lining with the land. Another kind of experience, one filled with fear and excitement, found its expression in the reports that Columbus and other explorers sent home in Spanish, French, and English. In addition, the journals of the people who lived and died in the New England wilderness tell unforgettable tales of hard and sometimes heartbreaking experiences of those early years.

Experience, then, is the key to early American literature. The New World provided a great variety of early American writers. These writers included John Smith, who spent only about two-and-one-half years on the American continent. They included Jonathan Edwards and William Byrd, who thought of themselves as British subjects, never suspecting a revolution that would create a United States of America with a literature of its own. American Indians, explorers, Puritan ministers, frontier wives, plantation owners – they are all the creators of the first American literature.

1. What does the “hope” refer to?

A. The hope that America would be discovered

B. The hope to start a new life

C. The hope to fine poverty and prosecution

D. The hope to start American literature

2. When did American literature begin?

A. When the ship Mayflower arrived

B. When the European explorers arrived

C. When the Northman arrived

D. Far earlier than the year 1000.

3. We can learn _______ fro the tribes’ literature.

A. the native Americans’ daily life

B. Columbus’ arrival.

C. the European explorers’ experience

D. the early colonists’ experience

4. By the last paragraph, the author wants to tell people that _______ .

A. experience is the key to American literature

B. people with rich experience became famous writers

C. there were a lot of writers in the early America

D. the writers in the early America were from the Great Britain

5. According to the passage, which of the following is true?

A. Poor people escaped from America

B. Native Americans left a lot of works of literature

C. The earlier colonists’ experience was heartbreaking.

D. Some writers from the Great Britain believed in the brilliant future of American literature.

 

Text B

Water shortages are a pressing problem for the world and it has forced scientists and policy=makers to look beyond our traditional sources of fresh water. Since glaciers are a natural resource and contain 75% of the world’s freshwater, people worldwide are trying to harness the power of these frozen streams.

Glaciers consist of fallen snow that compresses over many years into large, thickened ice masses. Most of the world’s glacial ice found in Antarctica and Greenland, but glaciers are strangers to hardly any continent, even Africa. Presently, 10% of land area is covered with glaciers. Glacial ice often appears blue because ice absorbs all other colors but reflects blue. What makes glaciers unique is their ability to move. Due to sheer mass, glaciers flow like very slow river. Some glaciers are as small as football fields, whereas others grow to be over a hundred kilometers long.

Some towns already rely on glacial melting from a nearby ice cap to provide drinking water. Some farmers spread soil or ashes over snow to promote melting, hoping that the melting will provide water to irrigate crops in drought stricken areas. Others have channeled melt water from glaciers to their fields. Scientists and engineers have worked together to tap into glacial resources, using electricity that has been generated in part by damming glacial melt water.

There may be an added public safety benefit in tapping glaciers for fresh water. Most glaciers are found in remote mountainous areas but some found near cities or towns present a danger to the people living nearby. On land, lakes formed on top of a glacier during the melting season may cause floods. At the narrow part of a valley glacier, ice falling from the glacier presents a hazard to hikers below. When ice breaks odd over the ocean, an iceberg is formed. If glaciers were tapped for water it may minimize this risk.

6. The author’s attitude towards tapping glaciers for fresh water seems ________ .

A. critical    B. positive    C. neutral    D. undecided

7. The text explains that glaciers can be found ______ .

A. only in Antarctica                 B. on only 10% of the earth

C. on just about every continent        D. on only a few continents but Africa

8. According to the text, why does glacial ice appear blue?

A. Because it does not absorb the color blue

B. Because blue is the only color reflected rather than absorbed

C. Because it absorbs all other colors      

D. Because it reflects the color blue after absorbing it

9. According to paragraph 4, what is negative effect of living too close to a glacier?

A. The mass of the glacier reaches a critical thickness.

B. About 10% of a glacier shows above water

C. Spreading dark material over snow promotes melting

D. Lakes formed on top of glaciers may cause floods

10. After reading the text, what can one conclude about glaciers?.

A. They would be an easy source of fresh water to tap      

B. Glaciers currently have both negative and positive effects on human life

C. Glaciers are still relatively unused as a source of water.

D. Scientists have minimal data on the benefits and risks of tapping glaciers

 

Text C

In the latter part of the 20th century, child labor remains a serious problem in many parts of the world. Studies carried out in 1979, the International Year of the Child, show that more than 50 million children below the age of 15 were working in various jobs often under dangerous conditions. Many of these children live in underdeveloped countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Their living conditions are crude and their chances for education minimal. The small income they bring in, however, is necessary for the survival of their families. Frequently, these families lack the basic necessities of life-----adequate food, decent clothing and shelter, and even water for bathing.

In some countries industrialization has created working conditions for children that are comparable to the worst features of the 19th –century factories and mines. In India, for example, some 20,000 children work 16-hour days in match factories.

Child-labor problems are not, of course, limited to developing nations. They occur wherever poverty exists in Europe and the United States. The most important efforts to eliminate child-labor abuses throughout the world come from the International Labor Organization (ILO), founded in 1919 and now a special agency of the United Nations, The organization has introduced several child-labor conventions, and regulation of night work. The ILO, however, does not have the power to enforce these conventions; it depends on voluntary obedience of member nations.

11 The use of children workers is the most serious _______.

A. in the latter part of the 20th century

B. in the International Year of the Child in 1979

C. in some areas of Latin America

D. in the poorest and backward parts of the world

12. Often children have to work because ______.

A. they have to provide for their families

B. they can not afford to go to school

C. they are forced to work by their parents

D. there is no organization to protect them

13.  According to the UN conventions, _______.

A. only children over 16 can be employed

B. employers should provide medical care for children workers

C. children should never be arranged to work at night

D. all countries should give children workers regular physical examinations

14.  As far as child labor is concerned, in India, ______.

A. children workers work the longest hours

B. most children workers are employed in match factories

C. the working conditions for children are really very bad

D. there has been no improvement in the working condition since the last century

15.  Which of the following is NOT true about the ILO?

A. It showed great concern for the children in labor

B. It worked together with the UN to make child labor illegal

C. It called on UN members to voluntarily obey its conventions

D. It can not give order to every country to ban child labor

 

. Cloze (15 points)

Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

Why is setting goals important? Because goals can help you do, be, and experience everything you want in life.   1__ just letting life happen to you, goals allow you to make your life happen.

Successful people __ 2 __ how their life should be and set lots of goals. By setting goals you are _ 3   your life. It’s like having a __ 4__ to show you where you want to go. Think of it this way. There are __ 5   drivers. One has a destination in mind ( her goal ) which can be found on a map. She can drive straight there without any __6_ time or wrong turns. The other driver has no goal or destination or map. She starts off at the same time from the same place as the first driver,   7   she drives aimlessly around, never getting where, just __8 _ gas. Which driver do you want to be?

Winners in life set goals and follow through on them. They decide what they want in life and then get there by making   9   and setting goals.  10   people just let life happen by accident. Goals aren’t difficult to set, and they aren’t difficult to reach. It’s up to you to find out what your goals really are. You are the one who must _ 11    what to achieve and in what direction to aim your life.

Research tells us that when we write a goal down we are more _ _12 __ to achieve it. Written goals can be __ 13__  regularly, and have more power. Like a contract with yourself, they are harder to neglect or forget. Also  __14   you write your goals in a particular way you are able to make yourself continuously __ 15 _  situation that will bring you nearer to your goal.

1. A. Because of      B. Instead of       C. In spite of    D. In addition to

2. A. imagine        B. discuss          C. experience   D. show

3. A. going on with                     B. taking control of

  C. getting along with                 D. taking advantage of

4. A. guide          B. friend          C. map         D. sign

5. A. two           B. such           C. some         D. good

6. A. free           B. dull            C. fixed        D. wasted

7. A. or            B. for             C. but          D. so

8. A. thinking of     B. using up        C. turning off    D. paying for

9. A. plans         B. money          C. friends       D. maps

10. A. Lucky       B. Young          C. Ordinary      D. Unsuccessful

11. A. practice      B. change          C. admit        D. decide

12. A. willing       B. anxious         C. likely        D. clever

13. A. improved     B. reviewed       C. set           D. reached

14. A. although     B. until           C. when         D. unless

15. A. aware of     B. worried about    C. familiar with   D. accustomed to

 

 

. Daily Conversation (10 points)

Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogue by writing the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

A. My father had just passed his fiftieth birthday.

B. Do you like any other games?

C. What do you think of Nanjing?

D. I certainly have.

E. How long have been away from their work?

F. Where did you go during the holiday?

G. Here comes the bus.

H. There are many places of interest.

 

David: Hi, Mary. Glad to see you back to work after the two-week holiday.

Mary: Hi, David. Glad to see you, too.  _______  1 __________  

David: I took a trip to Nanjing.

Mary:  _______ 2 ______________  

David: Nanjing is an old and beautiful city in the East China.  _____3 ______.    By the way, where did you go during the holiday?

Mary: I went back to the U.S to see my parents.  _____ 4 ________  . Besides, I went to see my friends in New York.

David: So you also have had an interesting holiday, haven’t you?

Mary:  ______ 5 ______ . Ok. Let’s get down to our business.

 

. Translation (20 points, two points each)

Section A (10 points)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into English. Write your English version on the Answer Sheet.

 

1. 说句公道话,不管你是否喜欢她,她的确是位好老师。

2. 如果说到观光的话, 北京是旅游者的最佳选择之一。

3. 自从铁路修好后,这个小镇的发展速度比任何时候都快。

4. 所幸的是,如果你在旅行之前做好准备,大多数问题都可解决。

5. 只要你过得幸福,是穷还是富并不重要。

 

Section B (10 points, 2 points each)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into Chinese. Write your Chinese version on the Answer Sheet.

 

1. They worked round the clock and completed the house in just one week’s time.

2. You can make your travel arrangement anywhere, as long as you have a personal computer and a reliable Internet connection with you.

3. No matter how little you have, no matter how many problems you face, you can still give help.

4. We can’t predict what is going to happen every day, so time management should be flexible.

5. I really find that homework is boring, I would rather be outside or make something.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Practice Test Four

 

. Phonetics (5 points)

Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1. A. goose          B. good          C. fool          D. loose

2. A. neat           B. measure        C. mean        D. meaning

3. A. advise         B. refuse          C. lose         D. promise

4. A. eight          B. weight         C. height        D. neighbor

5. A. lake           B. brave          C. potato       D. machine

 

. Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: In this section, there are 20 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

1. Japan will increase its auto exports to the United States _______ 25%.

  A. with          B. in         C. at          D. by

2. We need to _______ how we are going to get there.

  A. work on       B. work out    C. work over   D. work at

3. They both laughed, feeling like two __________ schoolgirls.

  A. careful        B. careless     C. carefree     D. caring

4. When _________ something expensive such as a watch. You’d better do some comparison shopping.

  A. buying        B. buy         C. bought      D. to buy

5. The harder they worked ______________.

  A. the less they seem to earn        B. they seemed to earn less

  C. they were earning less           D. they earned less

6. The new government has promised a __________ transition of power.

  A. expensive      B. smooth      C. valuable     D. different

7. The boss gave me so many _________ at one time that I got quite confused.

  A. suggestions    B. reports       C. budgets      D. instructions

8. They seem to have _________ staff recently due to the decline in business.

  A. cut down on   B. cut down of    C. cut down in   D. cut down about

9. Customers are advised to ________ seat reservations well in advance.

  A. take          B. make         C. buy         D. order

10. A personal bodyguard had been __________ her.

  A. assigned for    B. designed to    C. assigned to   D. designed for

11. If we save some money each week, we can go _________.

  A. on the holiday   B. for holiday    C. in holiday    D. on holiday

12. You would never lose your _______ with your students. It’ll only make things            worse.

  A. temper        B. emotion        C. mood        D. character

13. Jane threw her arms around her husband and _______ him tight.

  A. hugged        B. kissed         C. hit           D. dragged

14. All the necessary steps had been taken to _______ their safety.

  A. be sure of      B. insure of       C. sure          D. ensure

15. If it had not been ______ Christine, I would never have met Michael.

  A. to            B. on            C. for           D. with

16. We can visit your house on Monday or Tuesday; our plans are fairly _______.

  A. flexible       B. serious         C. senior        D. challenge

17. ________ into Chinese first in 1919, the book is still very popular.

  A. Translated   B. Translating   C. Having translated   D. Translate

18. I remember ________ the story before.

  A. to tell       B. to be told        C. told          D. being told

19. You don’t have to _______ each new word you meet.

  A. take up      B, look up         C. put up        D. keep up

20. Only when you are eighteen ______ expect to find a job in China.

  A. you can     B. you’ll be able to   C. can you      D. did you

 

.Reading Comprehension (30 points)

Directions: There are three reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by five questions. For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Text A

Thomas Edison was awarded more patents on inventions than any other American. When he died in 1931, Americans wondered how they could best show their respect for him.

One suggestion was that the nation observe a minute or two of total blackout. All electric power would be shut off at homes, in streets or factories.

Perhaps this suggested plan made Americans realize fully what Edison and his inventions meant to them. Electric power was so important to the country. Shutting it off for even a short time would have led to complete confusion. A blackout was out of the question.

On the day of Edison’s funeral, many people silently dimmed the lights. In this way they honored the man who had done more than anyone else to put great force of electricity at his country people’s fingertips.

1. People decided to honor Edison when ___________ .

  A. he made the first electric light

  B. electric power was 100 years old

  C. the country realized electricity’s importance

  D. he died in 1931

2. The suggested plan was to ___________.

  A. turn off the lights in factories and schools

  B. observe a few minutes of total silence

  C. dim all electric lights

  D. shut off all electricity for a short time

3. Americans fully realized what Edison’s inventions meant when they ______.

  A. heard of his death

  B. heard of the plan to honor him

  C. first used electric power

  D. tried to carry out the plan

4. The plan was never carried out because __________.

  A. not everyone wanted to honor him

  B. it was too difficult

  C. electric power was too important to the country

  D. in honored only one of Edison’s inventions

5. On the day of Edison’s funeral, many Americans silently dimmed lights to _____.

  A. show their respect for Edison

  B. respond to the suggested plan

  C. sleep better in a better environment

  D. honor his birthday

 

Text B

Much of the great progress the human race has made during the past four centuries has been brought about by new inventions. The machine man has created do much of the much hard work which he had to do in the past. As a result, people who live today have much easier life with more time for recreation than people who lived several hundred years ago.

We should think, therefore, that everybody would welcome a new invention and honor the invention. But this has not always been true. A Frenchman named Thimonnier invented a machine in 1830. This machine made it possible for one tailor to do the work of several and it also made his work much easier. But instead of welcoming the new invention, the tailors smashed the machine into pieces. They feared that it would throw many of them out of work.

However, if an invention is a good one, in time it is practically always accepted. The sewing machine was improved and found to be a good invention for tailors as well as for others. It caused ready-made clothes to become much less expensive, so that more people could but them. Then more tailors instead of fewer were needed.

6. New inventions have helped _________.

  A. improve people’s lives

  B. make our work easier

  C. push civilization forward

  D. all of the above

7. It seems as a surprise that _________.

  A. most people welcome new inventions

  B. not everyone welcomes new inventions

  C. the sewing machine was invented as early as in 1830

  D. the sewing machine was very efficient

8. The tailor destroyed the sewing machine because __________.

  A. it was very noisy

  B. it put their lives in danger

  C. some of them would become jobless

  D. it was disappointing

9. Which of the following statements is true?

  A. Good inventions will come to be accepted sooner or later.

  B. Clothes became more expensive because of the machines.

  C. More and more tailors lost jobs as the machine was improved.

  D. Most inventions have been accepted at once.

10. This passage mainly deals with ___________.

  A. how to make inventions

  B. how the sewing machine was invented

  C. acceptability of inventions

  D. effect of inventions

 

Text C

A man and his wife had a small bar near a station. The bar often stayed open until after midnight, because people came to drink there while they were waiting for trains.

   At two o’clock one morning, one man was still sitting at a table in the small bar. He was asleep. The barman’s wife wanted to go to bed. She looked into the bar several times, and each time the man was still there. Then at last she went to her husband and said to him, “You’ve waken that man six times now, George, but he isn’t drinking anything. Why haven’t you sent him away? It’s very late. ”

   “Oh, no, I don’t want to send him away,” answered her husband with a smile. “You see, whenever I wake him up, he asks for his bill, and when I bring it to him, he pays it. Then he goes to sleep again. ”

 11. The bar often stayed open _______________ .

A. until after 12 o’clock in the morning

B. until early next morning

  1. all day and all night
  2. until 12 o’clock in the morning

  12. People who came to the bar were ________________ .

A. mostly salesmen       

B. mostly passengers

C. only conductors         

D. only visitors

  13. The barman’s wife didn’t go to bed _______________ .

     A. until two o’clock in the morning     

B. because she wasn’t sleepy at all

C. because she was busy with her children

D. because her husband hadn’t finished working

  14. The barman didn’t want to send the man away because ________________.

A.     the man was too tired to leave

B.     the man paid the bill every time he brought it to him

C.     he liked his job very much

D.     he was kind—hearted

  15. The man was ___________________ .

A. dead drunk                    

B. lazy

C. too sleepy                        

D. too tired

 

. Cloze (15 points)

Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

 

People often show their feelings by the body positions they adopt. These can be opposite to  _1 __  you are saying, ___ 2   when you are   3   to hide the  4  you feel.  5   example, a very common defensive position, adopted when people feel _ 6 _  in  _7  way, is to put your arm _ 8 _ arms  9   your body. This is a way _10_ protecting yourself from a threatening situation. This protecting action can be disguised as adjusting one’s sleeves or watchstrap. _ 11   back in your chair especially __12__ your arms folded is not only defensive, it’s __13___ a way of showing your anger, of a need _ 14 _ distance yourself from the _15_  of the company.

1. A. what         B. that         C. whom         D. where

2. A. and          B. so          C. especially      D. but

3. A. afraid        B. try          C. capable        D. trying

4. A. person       B. feeling       C. way          D. thing

5. A. As          B. Like         C. An           D. For

6. A. threaten      B. threatened    C. threatening     D. thread

7. A. many        B. the          C. long          D. some

8. A. and         B. or           C. in            D. but

9. A. across       B. through      C. try            D. into

11. A. of         B. to           C. in             D. on

12. A. Seating     B. Sit          C. Leaning       D. Standing

13. A. also        B. but         C. too           D. neither

14. A. of         B. to          C. for            D. on

15. A. others      B. rest         C. all           D. else

 

. Daily Conversation (10 points)

Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the following dialogue by writing the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

A. So nice to hear you again.

B. Really?

C. Who is that calling?

D. What’s happened?

E. It’s 333-6546.

F. Have a nice day!

G. Why didn’t she call me?

H. Fine.

 

Susan: Hello. May I speak to Tony?

Tony: This is Tony speaking. ______  1  ______   

Susan: It’s Susan.

Tony: Oh, Susan, it’s been a while since we’ve talked last time.  ____ 2 __   

Susan: Same with me. Hey, did you know Terry is going to be married? She invited me to her wedding and she wants you to attend also.

Tony:  ____ 3  ______  

Susan: Definitely. I’m calling to tell you this.

Tony: ____  4  ______  

Susan: She tried. But the line is always busy.

Tony: Well, I may have stayed on the phone too long. Can you give her number? I’ll call her later.

Susan: Of course. ______ 5 ______   

Tony: Thanks.

 

. Translation (20 points, two points each)

Section A (10 points)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into English. Write your English version on the Answer Sheet.

1. 我上个月差不多都在埋头看书。我一直在为期中考试做准备。

2. 图书馆是看书或者放松的还去处。你也可以在那里免费上网冲浪。

3. 近年来,越来越多的人到国外度假。

4. 笑是最好的药,至少对保护心脏来说是如此。

5. 如果你上个月没尽最大努力,就不会考试及格。

 

Section B (10 points, 2 points each)

Directions: For this section, you are supposed to translate the following 5 sentences into Chinese. Write your Chinese version on the Answer Sheet.

1. My hometown may be quiet, but for the weekend it really comes alive.

2. A mother always knows everything about you. Absolutely everything.

3. It’s been difficult for me to find a balance of work and rest, and to finish everything properly according to its priority.

4. People like to help polite strangers. Good manners can make it easier to get help.

5. Do not joke about hijackings or bombings, because it is against the law.

 

Key to answer

Practical Test One

. Phonetics

A B C C D

. Vocabulary and Structure

D B C A D   A B C A C    B D A C A    C C C A B

. Reading Comprehension

B C D B C   B A C C B   B B A A C

. Cloze

C B A C D   C C B B C   B C D D A

. Daily Conversation

A G H D B

. Translation

1. The next program will start in 5 minutes. In the meantime, please listen to the music first.

2. She kept a firm hold of the little boy’s hand as they crossed the road.

3. We must bridge the economic gap between the eastern ans western areas.

4. I need this job so that I can pay for my schooling.

5. I can never get used to living in a big city after living in the country.

6. 如果不是这里的天气,我会非常喜欢这里。

7. 他们都是来去静悄悄。

8. 只有在你扎根最深的地方,你才能长得最茂盛。

9. 重要的是,我们要在孩子们身边,保持家庭沟通渠道顺畅。

10 人们普遍认为女孩的词汇量比男孩大。

 

 

 

Practical Test Two

. Phonetics

A B C D D

. Vocabulary and Structure

    D C B C C   A C C C D   C B C D A   B B D C D

. Reading Comprehension

A C B B D   C D A C C   C D A B A

.Cloze

D C A A B   A A D C A   A C D A C

. Daily Conversation

 E A G C D

. Translation

1. I greeted him, bur he just glanced at me quickly without saying anything.

2. I have a strong sense of responsibility and it helps keep me doing what I should be doing.

3. Such a change would improve not only his image but his health.

4. Whether she likes it or not, she’s got to accept the fact that her kids are grown up now.

5. I didn’t realize how much time I have wasted until I began to work.

6. 无论你拥有多少,无论你的成就有多大,你也会需要帮助。

7. 你喜欢每隔一晚就换地方,还是愿意在一两个地方深度游?

8. 我们热爱和平,但是我们不惧怕战争。

9. 安排在晚饭前做作业可能是个好主意,因为饭后易犯困,不能集中注意力。

10. 你应该真诚地微笑并直视对方的眼睛。

 

 

 

Practical Test Three

. Phonetics

B A D C D

. Vocabulary and Structure

    B A B A A   D B A C D   B A A C C   A B B D A

. Reading Comprehension

B D A A C   B C B D B   D A A C B

.Cloze

B A B C A   D C B A D   D C B C A

. Daily Conversation

 F C H A D

. Translation

1. To do her justice, she is indeed a good teacher whether you like her or not.

2. When it comes to sightseeing, Beijing is one of the best choices for tourists.

3. When the railway was built, the small town has been developing more rapidly than ever.

4. Happily, most problems can be solved if you are well prepared before your trip.

5. It doesn’t matter whether you are rich or poor as long as you are happy.

6. 他们昼夜不停地工作,只用了一个星期就把房子建成了。

7. 只要你拥有个人电脑和可靠的互联网连接,你在任何地方都可以做好旅行安排。

8. 无论你拥有的多么少,无论你面临的困难多么大,你仍可以给予帮助。

9. 我们无法预测每天将发生什么事情,因此时间安排需要灵活。

10. 我真的觉得做家庭作业很枯燥,我宁可去户外或者动手制作东西。

 

 

 

Practical Test Four

. Phonetics

B B D C D

. Vocabulary and Structure

    D B C A A   B D A B C   D A A D C   A A D B C

. Reading Comprehension

D D B C A   D B C A C   A B D B A

.Cloze

A C D C D   B D B A A   C D A B B

. Daily Conversation

C A B G E

. Translation

1. I’ve had my head in my books for the last month or so. I’ve been studying for my mid-semester exam.

2. The library is a good place for reading or relaxation. Also, you may surf the Internet for free there.

3. In recent years, more and more people enjoy going abroad on holiday.

4. Laughter is the best medicine—at least when ti comes to protecting your heart.

5. If you had not done your best, you wouldn’t have passed the last exam.

6. 我的家乡平日安静,但每逢周末,整个城镇就真正地活跃起来了。

7. 母亲总是了解你的一切,绝对的一切。

8. 我一直都很难协调好工作和休息的关系,很难根据轻重缓急好好完成各项任务。

9. 人们都愿意帮助有礼貌的陌生人,举止得当能够更轻松地得到帮助。

10. 不要拿劫机或爆炸开玩笑,因为这样的行为时违法的。

 

 
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