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Vocabulary and Structure( 15 points)
第6題單選 _ at such a time, his work attracted much attention.
B. Being published
D. When published
第7題單選 The river, which is _ the Yangtze River, is the longest river in China.
A. named after
B. known for
C. known as
D. called for
第8題單選 A thief broke _ _ when I was leaving for my office.
第9題單選 You should have been more patient _ that customer; I' m sure that selling him the watch was a possibility.
第10題單選 The university _ four colleges and five academies.
A. is made of
B. is composed of
C.is consisted of
D. composed of
第11題單選 You cannot see the patient at the moment; he is now medical treatment.
第12題單選 He is _ nervous he moved about the room all the time.
A. such; that
C. so; that
D. so; as
第13題單選 The plan had been _, which made him very angry.
A. called off
B. called up
C. called in
D. called on
第14題單選 My room gets very cold at night.
A. So is mine
B. So does mine
C. So mine is
D. So mine does
第15題單選 He got a job with the corporation in 2000 and has worked there _ .
B. ever since .
C. ever before
D. till then
第16題單選 He promised that he would _ to get us two tickets of the soccer game.
第17題單選 Go back to your room and leave me
第18題單選 The facilities of the older hotel
A.is as good or better than the new hotel
B. are as good or better than the new hotel
C. is as good as or better than that of the new hotel
D. are as good as or better than those of the new hotel
第19題單選 Not only _ very well, but also well.
A. she cooks; does she dance
B. she cooks; she dances
C. does she cook; she dances
D. does she cook; does she dance
第20題單選 parents say and do has a life-long effect on their children. .
Cloze ( 30 points)
Scientists who study the brain have found out a great deal about how we leam. They have 21 that babies learn much more from the sights and sounds around them than we 22 before. You can help your baby by taking advantage of her hunger to learn.
From the 23 beginning,babies try to imitate the 24 they hear us make.They "read" the 25 0n our faces and our movements.That is _26 it is so impcutant to talk,sing and smile to your child.Hearing you talk is your baby's first 27 toward becoming a reader,because it 28 her to love language and to leam words.
As your child grows older, 29 talking with her. Ask her about the things she does. Ask her about the events and people in the story you 30 together. Let her know you are carefully 31what she says. By keeping her in 32 and listerung,you are 33 encouraging your child to think as she speaks. 34 ,you are showing that you respect her knowledge and her ability to 35 leaming.
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C. carrying out
D. listening to
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B. depend on
D. turn to
Reading Comprehension( 60 points)
It was Ann's first experience of flying. She had always been afraid of heights and so was prepared to be frightened. Only the fact that she was going to meet her son who she had not seen for three years had given her the courage to make the flight.
She sat in her seat, her hands gripping its arms, her seat belt already fastened. The air hostess was talking, telling everyone what to do in case of emergency, showing them where their life-jackets were. The plane was crowded, and every seat was full. From her window seat, getting out in a hurry would be impossible, thought Ann.ln any case who would want to get out of a plane in mid-air?
The engines began to shake-the noise increased till it was like a great rushing wind. She
looked out to see the runway slip past at astonishing speed. She wanted to cry out-to stop the plane before it left the ground, but she knew she was trapped in this great roaring machine. I must scream,she told herself, and put her hands over her eyes.
There was a strange feeling as if she were going up in a lift. The noise died down. Carefully she opened her eyes. Through the window she saw a great carpet of cloud above, so beautiful that she stared in wonder, hardly tuming away from the window till they touched down.
第36題單選 Ann thought she would be frightened because-
A. she had never flown before
B. she had a fear of being in high places
C. she hadn' t made proper preparations
D. she was naturally timid
第37題單選 How was Ann sitting before the plane took off?
A. With her arms folded.
B. With her seat belt undone.
C. Holding tight to her seat belt.
D. Holding on to part of the seat.
第38題單選 Why did Ann want to scream?
A. Because the plane didn't leave the ground.
B. Because she couldn't make the plane stop.
C. Because she couldn't hear the wind.
D. Because she couldn' t see the runway.
第39題單選 How did Ann feel after she had opened her eyes?
A. Very much pleased.
B. Very much frightened.
C. Greatly attracted.
D. Greatly surprised.
There was a river with a small town on either side of it. The towns were linked by a bridge.
One day, a hole appeared in the bridge. Both towns agreed that the hole should be mended.However, disagreement came up as to who should mend it. Each town thought that it had a betterreason for the other to mend the hole. The town on the right bank said that it was at the end of the road, so the left-bank town should mend the hole. The town on the left bank, on the other hand, insisted that all the traffic came to the right-bank town, so it was in their interest to mend the bridge.
The quarrel went on and on, and so did the hole. The more it went on, the more the hostility between the two towns grew.
One day a man fell into the hole and broke his leg. People from both towns questioned him closely about whether he was walking from the right bank to the left or from the left bank to the right, in order to decide which town should be blamed for the accident. But he could not remember, since he got drunk that night.
Some time later, a car was crossing the bridge and broke an axle(軸) because of the hole. Neither town paid any attention to the accident, as the traveler was not going from one to the other, but was merely passing through. The angry traveler got out of the car and asked why the hole was not mended.
On hearing the reason, he declared, "I'll buy this hole. Who's the owner?"
Both towns at once declared that they owned the hole.
"One or the other, whoever owns the hole must prove it. "
"How shall we prove it?" asked both sides.
"That's simple. Only the owner of the hole has the right to mend it. I'll buy the hole from
whoever mends the bridge. "
People from both towns rushed to do the job while the traveler smoked a cigar and his driver changed the axle. They mended the bridge in no time and asked for the money for the hole.
"What hole?" The traveler looked surprised. "I can't see any hole. I' ve been looking for a hole for several years now. I'm prepared to pay a good price for it, but there's no hole here. Are you pulling my leg or what?"
He got into his car and drove off.
第40題單選 What did the two towns quarrel about?
A. Which of them should mend the hole.
B. Whether the hole should be mended.
C. Why there was a hole in the bridge.
D. When they should mend the hole.
第41題單選 The man who had fallen into the hole failed to answer any questions because he _'
A. had one of his legs broken
B. was busy changing the axle
C. had drunk too much wine
D. was afraid to blame anybody
第42題單選 Both towns rushed to mend the hole in order to prove that .
A. they owned the whole bridge
B. they had the right to sell the hole
C. they were able to mend the hole
D. they could afford to mend the hole
第43題單選 1n "Are you pulling my leg or what?" , the phrase "pulling my leg" refers to
A. trying to stop me
B.laughing at me
C. putting me in trouble
D. making fun of me
Public goods are those commodities from whose enjoyment nobody can be effectively excluded.Everybody is free to enjoy the benefits of these commodities, and one person' s utilization does not reduce the possibilities of anybody else' s enjoying the same good.
Examples of public goods are not as rare as one might expect. A flood control dam is a public goods. Once the dam is built, all persons living in the area will benefit-irrespective of their own contribution to the construction cost of the dam.The same holds true for highway signs or aids to navigation. Once a lighthouse is built, no ship of any nationality can be effectively excluded from the utilization of the lighthouse for navigational purposes. National defense is another example. Even a person who voted against military expenditures or did not pay any taxes will benefit from the protection afforded.
It is no easy task to determine the social costs and social benefits associated with public goods.
There is no practicable way of charging drivers for looking at highway signs, sailors for watching a
lighthouse, and citizens for the security provided to them through national defense. Because the mar-ket does not provide the necessary signals, economic analysis has to be substituted for the impersonal judgement of the marketplace.
第44題單選 What cloes the passage mainly discuss?
A. Mechanisms for safer navigation
B. The economic structure of the marketplace.
C. A specific group of commodities.
D. The advantages of lowering taxes.
第45題單選 Which of the following would NOT be an example of public goods as described in the passage?
A. A taxi.
B. A bridge.
C. A fire truck.
D. A stoplight.
第46題單選 According to the passage, finding out the social costs of a public good is a . .
A. difficult procedure
B. daily administrative duty
C. matter of personal judgement
D. citizen' s responsibility
第47題單選 Which of the following statements best describes the organization of the first two paragraphs?
A. Suggestions for the application of an economic concept are offered.
B. Several generalizations are presented from which various conclusions are drawn.
C. Persuasive language is used to argue against a popular idea.
D. A general concept is defined and then examples are given.
There is a popular belief among parents that schools are no longer interested in spelling. No school I have taught in has ever ignored spelling or considered it unimportant as a basic skill. There are, however, vastly different ideas about how to teach it, or how much priority it must be given over general language development and writing ability. The problem is, how to encourage a child to express himself freely and confidently in writing without holding him back with the complexities of spelling.
If spelling becomes the only focal point of his teacher' s interest, clearly a bright child will be likely to "play safe". He will tend to write only words within his spelling range, choosing to avoid adventurous language.That's why teachers often encourage the early use of dictionaries and pay attention to content rather than technical ability.
I was once shocked to read on the bottom of a sensitive piece of writing about a personal experience:"This work is terrible ! There are far too many spelling errors and your writing is illegible(難以辨認的) . " It may have been a sharp criticism of the pupil' s technical abilities in writing, but it was also a sad reflection on the teacher who had omitted to read the essay, which contained some beautiful expressions of the child' s deep feelings. The teacher was not wrong to draw attention to the errors, but if his priorities had centred on the child' s idea, an expression of his disappointment with the presentation would have given the pupil more motivation to seek improvement.
第48題單選 Teachers are different in their opinions about .
A. the difficulties in teaching spelling
B. the role of spelling in general language development
C. the complexities of the basic writing skills
D. the necessity of teaching spelling
第49題單選 The expression "play safe" probably means .
A. to write carefully
B. to do as teachers say
C. to use dictionaries frequently
D. to avoid using words one is not sure of
第50題單選 The writer seems to think that the teacher' s judgement on that sensitive piece of writing Is .
第51題單選 The major point discussed in the passage is _ .
A. the importance of developing writing skills
B. the complexities of spelling
C. the correct way of marking compositions
D. the relationship between spelling and the content of a composition
In ancient times wealth was measured and exchanged in things that could be touched: food,tools, and precious metals and stones. Then the barter system was replaced by coins, which still hacreal value since they were pieces of rare metal. Coins were followed by fiat money, paper notes that have value only because everyone agrees to accept them.
Today electronic monetary systems are gradually being introduced that will transform money intceven less tan~;ible forms, reducing it to a series of "bits and bytes", or uruts of computerized infonnation, going between machines at the speed of light. Already, electronic fund transfer allows money to lxinstantl.y sent and received by different banks, companies, and countries through computers and telecommurucations devices.
第52題單選 Which of the following would be the most appropriate title for the passage?
A.lnternational Banking Policies
B. The History of Monetary Exchange
C. The Development of Paper Currencies
D. Current Problems in the Economy
第53題單選 According to the passage, which of the following was the earliest kind of exchange of wealth?
A. Bartered foods.
B. Fiat money.
C. Coin currency.
D. Intangible forms.
第54題單選 According to the passage, coins once had real value as currency because they _ .
A. represented a great improvement over barter
B. permitted easy transportation of wealth
C. were made of precious metals
D. could become collector' s items
第55題單選 Which of the following statements about computerized monetary systems is NOT supported by the passage?
A. They promote international trade.
B. They allow very rapid money transfers.
C. They are still limited to small transactions(交易).
D. They are dependent on good telecommunications systems.