第1題單選 選出下列選項中劃線部分讀音不同的選項( )。
第2題單選 選出下列選項中劃線部分讀音不同的選項( )。
第3題單選 選出下列選項中劃線部分讀音不同的選項( )。
第4題單選 選出下列選項中劃線部分讀音不同的選項( )。
第5題單選 選出下列選項中劃線部分讀音不同的選項( )。
Vocabulary and Structure( 15 points)
第6題單選 Many a young scientist _ engaged in the research work.
第7題單選 1' d like to live somewhere _ the sun shines all year long.
B. of which
D. at where
第8題單選 He _ at the boy into silence.
第9題單選 There is no specific rule _ what we should wear to a dinner party.
A. because of
B. as to
C. as of
D. but for
第10題單選 She _ _ crying very helpful to express her sadness.
D. pretends '
第11題單選 He drove to the airport to _ Mr. Dixon who came to see him from Orlando.
第12題單選 lt is kind _ you to do me a favor at this moment.
第13題單選 Silver is the best conductor of electricity, copper _ it closely.
C. to follow
D. being followed
第14題單選 He insisted that she _ improve her oral English by doing a lot of practice.
第15題單選 Mr. Verder never thought that he would become a member of the board of directors because of his _ origin.
第16題單選 Last year, some poor people had hardly _ the severe winter.
第17題單選 The two parties have _ an agreement on the date of talk.
第18題單選 My mobile phone isn't in my bag. Where _ I have put it?
第19題單選 _, he is not a very bright pupil.
A. As far as his intelligence is concerned
B. As far his intelligence is concerned
C. So his intelligence is concemed
D. As far as his intelligence are concemed
第20題單選 He was found _ one month after he was born.
Cloze ( 30 points)
The northern parts of the United States get very cold in the winter. It snows a great deal and the temperature often goes 21 zero degree in January, 22 and March. But the northeastem and northcentral regions of 23 have been financial and industrial centers, and they are heavily polluted.
In recent years, people in these regions have begun to take vacations 24 these cold winter months. They go to southem parts of the country 25 it is warmer. Many go to Florida where the weather is _ 26 .' Others go to the southwestem states of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas where they _ 27 dry desert climates.
It has become 28 nowadays for old people to move south to these places 29 they retire. Typically these people sell their houses in their home communities and move south to begin a new life 30 senior citizens.
Their children likely have homes 31 _ and many of them are moving south 32 communities
where they were 33 . The southern and southwestem parts of the country are now growing 34 any other part. Business and industry 35 many offices and factories in the south. California is already the most popular state in the country.
A. the town
B. the country
C. the city
D. the state
A. get rid of
A. of their
B. of their own
C. for theirs
D. for their own's
C. away from
D. far to
A. less than
B. as fast as
C. as slow as
D. faster than
A. have opened
Reading Comprehension( 60 points)
Almost every family buys at least one copy of a newspaper every day. Some people subscribe to as many as two or three different newspapers. But why do people read newspapers?
Five hundred years ago, news of important happenings-battles lost and won, kings or rulers overthrown or killed-took months and even years to travel from one country to another. The news passed by word of mouth and was never accurate. Today we can read in our newspapers of important events that occur in faraway countries on the same day they. happen.
Apfut from supplying news from all over the world,.newspapers give us a lot of other useful information.There are weather reports, radio, television and film guides, book reviews, stories, and, of course, advertisements. There are all sorts of advertisements. The bigger ones are put in by large companies to bring attention to their products. They pay the newspapers thousands of dollars for their advertising space, but it is worth the money, for news of their products goes into almost every home in the country. For those who produce newspapers, advertisements are also imporl.ant. Money eamed from advertisements makes it possible for them to sell their newspapers at a low price and still make a profit.
第36題單選 In the past, news was .
A. sent by telegraph
B. sent by letter
C. passed from one person to another
D. sent by telephone
第37題單選 The money spent on advertisements is _ .
D. of no use to anyone
第38題單選 Which of the following statements is NOT true? .
A. Five hundred years ago news did not take a long time to reach other countries.
B. Large companies put big advertisements in the newspapers to make their products known.
C. The news that we need in our newspapers is up-to-date.
D. Though the newspapers are sold at a low price, their owners still gain profit.
第39題單選 The phrase "subscribe to" in the second sentence of Para. 1 means .
A. contribute to
B. write to
C. pay for receiving
Have you ever argued with your loved ones over simple misunderstandings(誤解) ? Little wonder.We often believe we're more skillful in getting our point across than we actually are, according to Boza Keysar, a professor at the Uruversity of Chicago. In his recent study, speakers tried to express their meanings using unclear sentences. Speakers who thought listeners understood were wrong nearly half the time. Here's some good advice to reduce nusunderstanding:
(1) Don't trust what you see from the listener. Listeners often nod, look at.you or say "uhhuh" to be polite or move the conversation along. But it's easy to consider these as signs of understanding.
(2)Train the editor(編輯) in your head. If you say, " Beth discusses her problems with her husband," it's not clear whether she' s talking to her husband or about him. Try instead, "Beth talks to her husband about her problems. " or "Beth talks to others about the problems with her husband. "
( 3 ) Ask listeners to repeat your message. Introduce your request by saying "I want to be sure I said that right. " Questions like "How does that sound?" or "Does that make sense?" may also work.
(4)Listen well. When on the receiving end, ask questions to be sure you' re on the same
page. After all, it isn't just the speaker's job to make his speech understood.
第40題單選 Why does the writer give us the advice?
A. We' re not skillful enough to make clear sentences.
B. Misunderstanding is damaging our normal lives.
C. Misunderstanding occurs now and then.
D. It' s impolite to say NO to others.
第41題單選 The writer suggests that when talking to others, the speaker should
A. know that listeners will show him that they understand his words
B. express himself clearly even when he sees signs of understanding
C. notice listener' s signs of understanding
D. look directly into his listener' s eyes
第42題單選 By Train the editor in your head, the speakers are advised .
A. to get themselves trained by a good editor
B. to discuss problems with their husbands or wives
C. to express themselves in long but simple sentences
D. to make sure each sentence has only one meaning
第43題單選 1n the last paragraph, the words "you're on the same page" mean that .
A. you' re following the speaker closely
B. you're reading the same page as the speaker does
C. you should know which page the speaker refers to
D. your story is written on the same page as the speaker's
All the housewives who went to the new supermarket had one great ambition: to be the lucky customer who did not have to pay for her shopping. For this was what the notice just inside the entrance promised. It said: "Remember, once a week, one of our customers gets free goods. This May Be Your Lucky Day ! "
For several weeks Mrs. Edwards hoped, like many of her friends, to be the lucky customer. Unlike her friends, she never gave up hoping. The cupboards in kitchen were full of things which she did not need. Her husband tried to advise her against buying things but failed. She dreamed of the day when the manager of the supermarket would approach her and say: "Madam, this is Your Lucky Day. Everything in your basket is free. "
One Friday moming, after she had finished her shopping and had taken it to her car, she found that she had forgotten to buy any tea. She dashed back to the supermarket, got the tea and went towards the cash-desk. As she did so, she saw the manager of the supermarket approach her. "Madam," he said, holding out his hand, "I want to congratulate youl You are our lucky customer and everything you have in your basket is freel" .
第44題單選 The housewives learnt about the information of free goods _ .
A. on TV
B. from the manager
C. at the supermarket
D. from the newspaper
第45題單選 Mrs. Edwards _ .
A. is always very lucky
B. had no friends
C. hoped to get free shopping
D. gets disappointed easily
第46題單選 Mrs. Edwards went back to the supermarket quickly because she had to
A. buy another thing
B. talk to the manager
C. pay for her shopping
D. find her shopping
第47題單選 Mrs. Edwards must have been -'
can make mistakes at any age. Some mistakes we make are about money. But most mistakes are about people. "Did Jerry really care when I broke up with Helen?" "When I got that great job,did Jim really feel good about it, as a friend? Or did he envy my luck?" When we look back, doubts like these can make us feel bad. But when we look back, it's too late.
Why do we go wrong about our friends or our enemies? Sometimes what people say hides their real meaning. And if we don' t really listen closely we miss the feeling behind the words. Suppose someone tells you, "You' re a lucky dog. " That' s being friendly. But "lucky dog" ? There' s a bit of envy in those words. Maybe he doesn't see it himself. But bringing in the "dog" puts you down a little. What he may be saying is that he doesn't think you deserve your luck.
"Just think of all the things you have to be thankful for" is another noise that says one thing and means another.lt could mean that the speaker is trying to get you to see your problem as part of your life as a whole. But is he? Wrapped up in this phrase is the thought that your problem isn't imporcant.lt's telling you to think of all the starving people in the world when you haven't got a date for Saturday night.
How can you tell the real meaning behind someone's words? One way is to take a good look at the person talking. Do his words fit the way he looks? Does what he says agree with the tone of voice? His posture? The look in his eyes? Stop and think. The minute you spend thinking about the real meaning of what people say to you may save another mistake.
第48題單選 According to the author,the reason why we go wrong about our friends is that .
A. we fail to listen carefully when they talk
B. people tend to be annoyed when we check what they say
C. people usually state one thing but mean another
D. we tend to doubt what our friends say
第49題單選 ln the sentence "Maybe he doesn't see it himself" in paragraph 2, the pronoun "it" refers To
A. being friendly
B. a bit of envy
C. lucky dog
第50題單選 When we listen to a person talking, the most important thing for us to do is to .
A. notice the way the person is talking
B. take a good look at the person talking
C. mind his tone, his posture and the look in his eyes
D. examine the real meaning of what he says based on his manner, his tone and his posture
第51題單選 The author most probably is a _ .
Mr. Smith was a wealthy industrialist, but he was not satisfied with life. He did not sleep well and his food did not agree with him. This situation lasted for some time. Finally, after several sleepless nights, he decided to consult his doctor. The doctor advised a change of surroundings. " Go abroad," he said. "But I'm not good at foreign language," said Mr. Smith. "It doesn' t matter," said the doctor. "It won't hurt you to talk a little less. Go on a voyage. Take plenty of exercise. Try to reduce your weight. Avoid rich food. "
Mr. Smith went to Switzerland. He did not know French or German, and had to communicate through gestures. He attended a physical training course. The instructor made him bend his knees, swing his arms, stretch his neck and shake his head rapidly. He had to lie on the ground and raise his right and left legs altemately. After a time his muscles grew hard and firm. He forgot the financial crisis and the importance of raising the level of production. He even began to notice individual trees and individual birds.
Finally he returned home. But unfortunately his improvement was only temporary. Soon he was a normal businessman again, worried about his property, his profits, his savings, his advancement in a technological society, and things in general.
第52題單選 Mr. Smith went to see his doctor because he -.
A. had little to eat
B. was seriously ill
C. had to sleep
D. didn' t feel well
第53題單選 In the second paragraph, the word "gestures" means -'
A. body movements
B. simple words
C. pens or pencils
第54題單選 When he traveled abroad, Mr. Smith -'
B. forgot all about his business
C. raised the level of production
D. shook his head all the time
第55題單選 ln the last paragraph, the word "temporary" means -'
A.lasting for a short time
B. not deep
D. developing very slowly