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Vocabulary and Structure( 15 points)
第6題單選 Thoughts are expressed _ _ words.
A. by all means
B. by no means
C. by the way
D. by means of
第7題單選 Our journey was slow because the train stopped _ at different villages.
第8題單選 The price of beer _ from 50 cents t0 4 dollars per liter during the summer season.
第9題單選 1' m sorry I can' t see you immediately; but if you' d like to take a seat, 1' 11 be with you .
A. for a moment
B. in a moment
C. for the moment
D. at the moment
第10題單選 We'll visit Europe next year _ we have enough money.
第11題單選 The general strike is a means of _ the total authority of the govenment.
第12題單選 If the whole operation _ beforehand, a great deal of time and money would have been lost.
A. was not planned
B. has not been planned
C. had not been planned
D. were not planned
第13題單選 We wouldn' t lose heart even if we _ again.
A. would fail
C. had failed
第14題單選 He did it _ gratitude for everything she had done for him.
C.with regard to
第15題單選 We love peace, yet we are not the kind of people to yield _ any military threat.
第16題單選 My father seemed to be in no _ to look at my school report.
第17題單選 Frankly speaking, I'd rather you _ anything about it for the time being.
A. didn' t do
B. haven' t done
C. don' t do
D. have done
第18題單選 Stop making so much noise) for you are _ _ me in my studies.
第19題單選 Our new house is very _ for me as I can get to the office in five minutes.
第20題單選 The trumpet player was certainly loud. But I wasn' t bothered by his loudness _ by his lack of talent.
B. more than
D. so much as
Cloze ( 30 points)
I once went to a town in the north of England on business.
It was about 7 :30 in the evening when I reached the hotel. The manageress, a strict old lady of about 60, showed me to my room. When I asked her what time dinner was, she said there was only one sitting at 6:30, and I had 21 it.
"Never mind," I said. "I'm not very hungry. I'll just have a drink in the bar(灑吧) and a sandwich. "
"Bar!" she _ 22 her voice. "This is a respectable hotel, young man. If you want beer, you
' must go somewhere else. " She spoke 23 a glass of beer was a dangerous drug.
I went to a bar and had some beer and sandwiches and then went to the cinema. At about 11:30 I 24 .' Everything was in darkness. I knocked at the door, but nothing happened. The _ 25 sound ' was the church clock opposite, which suddenly struck the half-hour with such force that it made me jump. _ 26 . a window opened upstairs. The old lady 27 and asked me what was going on. I explained who I was and she let me 28 after ten minutes' wait. She was in her nightdress. She told me seriously that guests were 29 to be back in the hotel by 11 0'clock.
I went to bed but could not sleep. Every quarter of an hour the church clock struck and at midnight the whole hotel shook with the noise. Just before dawn, I finally 30 .
When I arrived at breakfast, everyone else had nearly 31 and there was not enough coffee to go round.
"Did you _ 32 well, young man?" the old lady asked.
" 33 _, I don't think I could go through another night in that room," I replied. "I hardly
slept at all. "
"That's because you were _ 34 all night drinking!" she said angrily, putting 35 to the conversation.
A. went to bed
B. walked to a club
C. retumed to the hotel
D. drove to a restaurant
A. fell asleep
B. went to bed
C. got up
D. gave in
A. First of all
B. Never mind
C. To tell you the truth
D. As a result
Reading Comprehension( 60 points)
Lawn tennis is a good sport, being based on the ancient game of COLUt tennis, which probably came up in Egypt or Persia some 2,500 years ago. Major Walter Wingfield thought that something like court tennis could be played outdoors on lawns, and in December 1873, he introduced his new game, which he called Sphairistike, at a lawn party in Wales. The sport. became popular very rapidly, but the strange, difficult name disappeared almost at once, being replaced by the very simple and logical term "lawn tennis " . By 1874 the game was being played by British soldiers in Bermuda, and in the early months of that
year a young lady named May Outerbridge retumed from Bermuda to New York, bringing with her the
equipment necessary to play-the new game. With the help of one of her brothers, she laid out a corut on
the grounds of the Staten Island Cricket and Baseball Club, and there, in the spring of 1874, Miss
Outerbridge and some of her friends played the first game of lawn tennis in the United States.
And just two years later, in 1876, the first Uruted States lawn tennis tournament(錦標賽)washeld-at Nahant near Boston.
第36題單選 Mary Outerbridge is important in the history of lawn tennis because .
A. she invented it
B. she gave it its name
C. she introduced it to Bermuda
D. she brought it to America
第37題單選 The new game called Sphairistike appeared in in 1873.
第38題單選 The first United States lawn tennis game was played _
A. at Nahant
B. on the Staten Island
C. in Boston
D. in New York
第39題單選 Which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Lawn tennis became popular very rapidly in the United States.
B. It was Major Walter Wingfield who invented court tennis.
C. The sport was called "lawn tennis" shortly after it was invented.
D. Miss Outerbridge set up a lawn tennis court with the help of her brother.
Deep inside a mountain near Sweetwater in East Tennessee is a body of water known as the Lost Sea. It is listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world' s largest underground lake.
The Lost Sea is part. of an extensive and lustoric cave system called Craighead Caverns.
The cavems have been known and used since the days of the Cherokee Indian nation. The cave expands into a series of huge rooms from a small opening on the side of the mountain. Approximately one mile from the entrance, in a room called "The Council Room" ,many Indian artifacts have been found. Some of the items discovered include pottery, arrowheads, weapons, and jewelry.
For many years there were persistent rumors of a large underground lake somewhere in a cave,but it was not discovered until 1905. In that year, a thirteen-year-old boy named Ben Sands crawled through a small opening three hundred feet underground. He found himself in a large cave half filled with water.
Today tourists visit the Lost Sea and ride far out onto it in glass-bottomed boats powered by
electric motors. More than thirteen acres of water have been mapped out so far and still no end to the lake has been found. Even though teams of divers have tried to explore the Lost Sea, the full extent of it is still unknown.
第40題單選 The Lost Sea is unique because it is .
A. part of a historical cave system
B. the biggest underground_lake in the world
C.listed in the Guinness Book of World Records
D. the largest body of water in Tennessee
第41題單選 Who located the Lost Sea in recent times?
A. The Cherokee Indians.
C. Ben Sands.
第42題單選 What was found in "The Council Room"?
A. A small natural opening.
B. A large cave.
C. Another series of rooms.
D. Many old Indian objects.
第43題單選 1t can be inferred from the passage that the Craighead Cavers presenty serve as
A. an underground testing site
B. an Indian meeting ground
C. a tourist attraction
D. a motor boat race course
Mrs. Peters stopped playing the piano when she began to work. She had lived in a very small flat, and there had been no room for a piano. But when she married, she had a new flat which was big enough for one. So she decided to get one and her husband agreed and helped her. She saved some money, and her parents gave her a generous amount of money for her birthday. Then she went to a shop and said, "I'll choose whichever piano does not cost too much and fits into my living room. "
When she had paid for the piano, the shop assistant asked her if she would like him to get it tuned(凋音) every few months. Mrs Peters agreed.
A few months later she heard from the shop that a man was coming to tune the piano at ten that moming. Now she had not cleaned the house yet, so it was dusty and untidy. Mrs. Peters hated having even the least amount of dirt, and felt ashamed whenever strange people saw her house like that. So she had to hurry to clean everything carefully.lt meant a lot of effort, and it made her hot and tired, but anyhow, by the time the man arrived, everything was finished.
She opened the door, and the man was standing there with a big dog. "Good moming," the man said politely, "Will it disturb you if I bring my dog in, please? I'm blind, and he leads me wherever I go. "
第44題單選 Mrs. Peters was soon able to buy a piano because _ .
A. her parents gave her all the money for it
B. she saved enough money for it
C. her husband gave her the money
D. she saved some money and her relatives gave her the rest
第45題單選 One morning,_.
A. a man was coming to repair her piano
B. Mrs. Peters received a telephone call from the shop
C. the piano was sent to her house at 10 0' clock
D. Mrs. Peters was going to clean the house
第46題單選 "It meant a lot of effort, and it made her hot and tired". Here "it" refers to
A. hating dirt
B. cleaning everything -
C. waiting for the man
D. feeling ashamed of the dirty and untidy house
第47題單選 Mrs. Peters had wasted her time getting everything clean as .
A. the dog would dirty the house
B. the piano tuner could see nothing in the house
C. the dog disturbed Mrs. Peters
D. the piano tuner always took the dog
The first European stock exchange was established in Antwerp, Belgium(比利時) , in 1531.There were no stock exchanges in England until the 1700's. A man wishing to buy or sell shares of stock had to find a broker( agents)to transact his business for him. In London, he usually went to a coffee house, because brokers often gathered there. In 1773, the brokers of London formed a stock exchange.
In New York City, brokers met under an old button-wood tree on Wall Street. They organized the New York Stock Exchange in 1792. The American Stock Exchange, the second largest in the United States, was formerly called the Curb Exchange because of its origin on the streets of New
A stock exchange is a market place where member brokers buy and sell stocks and bonds(證券)of American and foreign businesses on behalf of the public. A stock exchange provides a market place for stocks and bonds in the same way a board of trade does for commodities. The stockbrokers receive a small commission on each transaction they make.
The stockholder may sell his stock wherever he wants to unless the corporation has some special rule to prevent it. Prices of stock change according to general business conditions and the earnings and future prospects(前景) of the company. If the business is doing well, the stockholder may be able to sell his stock for a profit. If it is not, he may have to take a loss.
第48題單選 In the 1600' s, if a man wanted to buy or sell shares of stock, he had to do it through _'
A. the govemment
C. a broker
D. the stock exchange
第49題單選 The second largest stock exchange in the U. S. used to be called .
A. the Wall Street Exchange
B. the New York Stock Exchange
C. the Curb Exchange
D. the U. S. Exchange
第50題單選 Which of the statements is true?
A. The stockholder can sell his stock to anywhere at any time.
B. There were no stock exchange in England in the 1700' s.
C. The price of stock is not stable.
D. The stockbrokers do the transaction without charging for the stockholders.
第51題單選 The passage is mainly about _- .
A. the Wall Street
B. the stock exchange
C. the stock
D. the stockholder and stockbroker
Tom had once worked in a city office in London, but now he is out of work. He had a large family to support, so he often found himself in difficulty. He often visited Mr. Wlute on Sundays, told him about his troubles, and asked for two or three pounds.
Mr. White, a man with a kind heart, found it difficult to refuse the money, though he himself was poor. Tom had already received more than thirty pounds from Mr. White, but he always seemed to be in need of some more.
One day, after telling Mr. White a long story of his troubles, Tom asked for five pounds.
Mr. White had heard this sort of thing before, but he listened patiently to the end. Then he said, "I understand your difficulties, Tom. I' d like to help you. But I' m not going to give you five pounds this time.l'Il lend you the money, and you can pay me off next time you see me. "Tom took the money, but he never appeared again.
第52題單選 Tom was now in difficulties because he _ .
A. worked in a city office and was poorly paid
B. was poorly paid and had a large family to support
C. was poorly paid and always spent money carelessly
D. was out of work and had a large family to support
第53題單選 Altogether Tom received from Mr. White.
A. at least thirty-five pounds
B.exactly thirty-five pounds
C.less than thirty pounds
D. five pounds
第54題單選 Every time Tom went to Mr. White, he would .
A. directly ask for some money
B. give some reasons before asking for money
C. give reasons and then borrow five pounds
D. ask for money before explaining his troubles
第55題單選 Mr. White decided to lend, not to give Tom five pounds in order to .
A. encourage him to come again
B. get all his money back
C. get rid of him
D. thank him for his stories