Ⅰ. Phonetics (10 points)
In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1.A. caused B. wished C. guessed D. dressed
2.A. tea B. read (原形) C. real D. steal
3.A. through B. famous C. route D. wounded
4.A. native B. active C. national D. narrow
5.A. like B. limit C. knife D. inside
6.A. ear B. early C. earth D. earn
7.A. thank B. another C. smooth D. clothes
8.A. afternoon B. classroom C. roommate D. boot
9.A. houses B. horses C. rises D. exercises
10.A. expression B. discussion C. vision D. permission
Ⅱ. Vocabulary and Structure (40 points)
There are 40 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
11. ______ riding to school, Mary usually goes to school on foot.
A. Without B. Rather than C. Instead of D. Inspite of
12. The teacher will tell us _______ to have the exam next Monday.
A. if B. that C. if not D. whether
13. In order to grow well, the Blue Sprace, like other pine trees, ______ a temperate climate.
A. require B. requires C. is required D. that requires
14. It took them more than ten years to ______ the defensive works.
A. build in B. build into C. build on D. build up
15. I haven’t decided which seat ________.
A. to sit B. is to sit C. to sit on D. is for sitting
16. Susan wants to know whether the measures have been agreed _______.
A. to B. with C. over D. on
17. All _______ is a continuous supply of the basic necessities of life.
A. what is needed B. for our needs C. the thing needed D. that is needed
18. His hard work _______ when he won the prize.
A. paid off B. showed off C. rang off D. kept off
19. The fire _______ two persons’ death as well as the damage of all the store’s property.
A. is resulted in B. is resulted from C. resulted in D. resulted from
20. On Sundays I prefer _______ at home to _______ out.
A. to stay…go B. stay…going C. staying…going D. staying…go
21. Generally, the thicker a mammal’s (哺乳动物) skin is, the less hair ______.
A. that has it B. that it has C. has it D. it has
22. My father ______ an invitation to a dinner party, but he _______ it.
A. accepted…received B. received…accepted
C. accepted…didn’t receive D. received…didn’t accept
23. _______ their homework, the children went for a walk.
A. When they were doing B. After they have done
C. Having done D. They had done
24. My parents never let me _______ alone.
A. to travel B. to travelling C. travelling D. travel
25. Hardly _______ the classroom when the class began.
A. had he entered B. he had entered C. he entered D. he was entered
26. We all enjoy working _______ him because he is a kind leader.
A. along B. in C. under D. on
27. She is _______to refuse, so I have to give in.
A. a too kind girl B. too a kind girl
C. too kind a girl D. a gird kind too
28. He couldn’t use his own car because it ________ then.
A. was being repaired B. was repairing
C. is repairing D. has been repaired
29. _______ go to the Great Wall for a visit?
A. Why don’t B. How about C. Will we D. Why not
30. With the guide ______ the way, we set out on foot into the night dark.
A. lead B. leading C. led D. to lead
31. He seems _______ from this university.
A. graduating B. being graduated C. to graduate D. to have graduated
32. The refugees need many things, but _______, they need food and medicine.
A. at most B. above all C. after all D. at the first
33. ______ France Viuard an excellent political speaker but she was also among the first members of the populist party.
A. Not only B. If only C. Only D. Not only was
34. He failed in the examination three times but _______ he passed.
A. at end B. at finish C. at last D. at least
35. On his return from his college, he found the house ________.
A. deserting B. deserted C. desert D. to be deserted
36. When Jane fell off the bike, the other children ________.
A. were not able to help laughter B. could not help but laughing
C. could not help laughing D. could not help to laugh
37. English is _______ interesting to us.
A. much B. very C. very much D. more
38. Grammar books here _______ well.
A. are sold B. sell C. sells D. have been sold
39. If everybody is _______, let’s begin our class.
A. sat B. seated C. seat D. sitted
40. He must have been there before, ________?
A. hasn’t he B. haven’t he C. doesn’t he D. isn’t he
41. He had to give up ___ the football match because he had his leg injured in the accident.
A. taking part in B. took part in C. to take part in D. take part in
42. The young people felt that they needed no help from anyone. They were very _____.
A. unexpected B. independent C. resistant D. separate
43. I hope my teacher will take my recent illness into _____ when judging my examination.
A. regard B. counting C. account D. observation
44. The letters PTO _______ parent-teacher organization.
A. stand for B. call for C. heard for D. care for
45. Something always _______ wrong when we try this recipe.
A. has gone B. have gone C. go D. goes
46. My watch ______ three o’clock.
A. tells B. speaks C. talks D. says
47. When I took his temperature, it was two degrees above _______.
A. average B. ordinary C. regular D. normal
48. I’d rather you _______ anything about it for the time being.
A. do B. don’t have C. didn’t have D. didn’t do
49. I don’t think we can take it ______, some problems still remains.
A. on hand B. by chance C. for granted D. at will
50. She walked across immense room _______ every one looking at her.
A. with B. as C. while D. when
Ⅲ. Cloze (20 points)
For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices given below and 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.
The death of a child, _51_ one’s own child, is something the mind can hardly comprehend. It seems to go _52_ nature. The end of a life that is still forming _53_ has just begun is an almost unthinkable cruelty.
But it happens. Parents sometimes must witness the illness and death of the children _54_ whom they gave birth. And _55_ will ever fill the empty place that the dead child leaves behind. Parents _56_ to die before their children, which is the natural order of life events. When the situation is reversed and a child dies _57_ the parents it seems wrong.
Yet we never know why one person dies and another lives. But we do know _58_ a child is gone, the parents still have a future, as grey and worthless as it may at first seem. Death may take the child, but the love never _59_.
The sorrow after a child’s death is one of the longest and hardest type of _60_ to live with. And it takes long to deal with the parents’ own emotions.
51.A. especially B. special C. especial D. most
52.A. with B. against C. beyond D. above
53.A. and B. or C. but D. so
54.A. at B. with C. to D. for
55.A. everything B. other thing C. something D. nothing
56.A. think B. expect C. like D. surely
57.A. before B. after C. in front of D. as
58.A. as if B. as though C. even if D. that
59.A. gives up B. goes away C. goes back D. goes through
60.A. loss B. losses C. losing D. lost
Ⅳ. Reading Comprehension (60 points)
There are four 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 one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
In the old days, divers used to go down into the sea looking for ships that had sunk, because they hoped to find gold and jewels. Now divers still search for valuable things in sunken ships, but they also try to bring to the surface the ships themselves, or parts of them. The value of different kinds of metals has increased greatly over the last twenty or thirty years and even though a ship has been under the sea for many years, it may be worth a great deal.
One famous sunken ship is the “Lusitania”, which sank off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915 with a loss of nearly, 1,500 lives. It has four huge propellers made of an expensive metal. Today each of those propellers is worth $ 300,000 or more. The ship lying on the sea-bed has been brought by a man called John Light. He paid about $ 1,200,000 for the whole ship. He hopes to bring up those propellers and sell them. He also hopes to sell other parts of the ship, when he has brought them to the surface, for about $ 600,000.
61. Divers today try to bring to the surface _______.
A. gold and jewels B. parts of ships
C. whole ships D. all of the above
62. Diver try to bring up metals because ________.
they have been in the sea for a long time
gold and jewels are not valuable things
some kinds of metals are worth a lot of money
it is easy to bring up metals
63. The word “surface” in the passage means the ______.
A. market B. air C. top of a liquid D. sea
64. John Light hopes that he may be able to sell all the parts of the “Lusitania” for about _____.
A. $12,000 B. $300,000 C. $1,200,000 D. $1,800,000
65. John Light bought the “Lusitania” _______.
A. before 1915 B. before it sank
C. after it sank D. after they had brought up the propellers
Man’s first real invention, and one of the most important inventions in history, was the wheel. All transportation and every machine in the world depend on it. The wheel is the simplest yet perhaps the most remarkable of all inventions, because there are no wheels in nature-no living thing was ever created with wheels. How, then, did man come to invent the wheel? Perhaps some early hunters found that they could roll the carcass of a heavy animal through the forest on logs more easily than they could carry it. However, the logs themselves weighed a lot.
It must have taken a great prehistoric thinker to imagine two thin slices of log connected, at their centers by a string stick. This would roll along just as the logs did, yet be much lighter and easier to handle. Thus the wheel and axle came into being and with them the first carts.
66. The wheel is important because _______.
A. it was man’s first real invention B. all transportation depends on it
C. every machine depends on it D. both B and C
67. The wheel is called _______.
A. simple B. complicated C. strange D. unusual
68. It was remarkable of man to invent the wheel because _______.
A. it led to many other inventions B. man had no use for it then
C. there were no wheels in nature D. all of the above
69. The wheel was probably invented by ______.
A. a group of early hunters B. the first men on earth
C. a great prehistoric thinker D. the man who made the first cart
70. This selection says that the first wheel may have been a ______.
A. round piece of stone B. heavy log C. piece of metal D. slice of log
Eating in space is different from eating on earth. The food that astronauts carry with them does not look like the food you eat. Some food is carried in closed bags. It is cooked and frozen before the astronauts get it. All the water is removed from the food. In the spaceship the astronaut puts the water back. He “shoots” hot or cold water into the food bag with a special gun. He eats the food through a small hole in the bag.
Other foods come in bite sizes. The astronaut puts a whole piece in his mouth at once. There an be no crambs. Crambs would float around the spaceship and get in the way. Meat and cake often come in bite-sized pieces. Astronauts can’t drink water from open cups. The water would float in drops in the air. The water is put in the special gun. The astronaut shoots the water into his mouth. Eating in space is not easy. Astronauts must learn to eat this way.
71. Some space foods are carried in _______.
A. water guns B. lunch boxes C. closed bags D. crumbs
72. The story does not say this, but from what we have read, we can tell that ______.
you get much hungrier in space than you do
you can’t have water to drink in a spaceship
astronauts must learn many new and different things
you can’t eat anything in a spaceship
73. Why can’t astronauts drink water from cups?
The water would come from the open cups.
The water would spill all over their food.
Crambs would float in the cups.
The cups would float in the air.
74. The main idea of the whole story is that _______.
there is more food and water in space than on earth
eating and drinking in space is a special problem
astronauts can never eat or drink in a spaceship
there is no food or water in a spaceship
75. Which of the following does the story lead you to believe?
Food for astronauts must be made in a special way.
All meat on earth comes in bite-sized pieces.
Astronauts will only eat cakes made from crambs.