Part I Vocabulary and Structure (1 point each, 30 points in all)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences. You are required to complete each one by deciding on the most appropriate word or words from the 4 choices marked A,B,C and D, then write the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1.Will you speak louder so as make people _____ you?
A.to hear B.heard C.hearing D.hear
2.The car industry can’t survive ______ the government help.
A.without B.with C.besides D.except
3.I had considerable difficulty ________ her to go out for a drink with me.
A.to persuade B.to have persuaded C.persuade D.persuading
4.Mr. Black, our new English teacher, is strict _________ kind.
A.or B.but C.with D.as well
5._______ China Today is a good way of improving our English.
A.Having read B.Have read C.Reading D.Read
6.If I ________ you, I wouldn’t miss the chance tomorrow morning.
A.be B.will be C.am D.were
7.Those who want to attend the meeting should _______ the form.
A.fill in B.fill up C.fill with D.fill of
8.After ______ for the job, the interviewees will be required to take a health check.
A.to interview B.being interviewed C.interviewing D.having interviewed
9.Compared ________ our small flat, Bill’s house seemed like a palace.
A.in B.for C.with D.as
10.——Each of the hard-working students ________ to go to college.
——So do we.
A.hope B.hoping C.hoped D.hopes
11.He says ______ clearly ________ beginners understand most of his words.
A.such…that B.so…that C.such a …that D.so a …that
12.Language is a tool _________ people communicate with each other.
A.by all means B.by means of C.by means of which D.by means of that
13.Julia didn’t have enough clothes ________ a week.
A.to last B.last C.lasted D.last for
14.He is pleased ________ what you have given him.
A.of B.to C.with D.in
15.Scarcely had he fallen ________ when a knock at the door awakened him.
A.sleeping B.asleep C.sleepy D.sleeper
16.It is strongly recommended that teachers _______ computers in their teaching.
A.will use B.shall use C.use D.used
17.The more careful they are, _________
A.the less mistakes will they make
B.the less mistakes they’ll make
C.the fewer mistakes will they make
D.the fewer mistakes they’ll make
18.John will get the money from his aunt _______ her death.
A.with the help of B.in the event of C.according to D.in face of
19.We didn’t know what to do _______ the money had gone.
A.once B.whether C.though D.then
20.——Mr. Jiang, long time no see. How are you?
——Fine, thanks. How are you _____ your teaching?
A.getting well with B.getting across C.getting together D.getting on with
21.Some people think __________ more about their rights than about their responsibilities.
A.much B.too C.less D.very
22.There are ______ as many houses in this area as there used to be.
A.two B.twice C.second D.secondly
23.Columbus and his crew _______ from Europe in 1492.
A.set out B.put out C.ruled out D.sorted out
24.______the kids have left home, we’re got a lot of extra space.
A.Since that B.Now C.Even if D.Even so
25.We’ve asked the neighbors to _________ the house for us while we are away.
A.have an eye to B.keep an eye on
C.have an eye for D.keep an eye open
26.The hotel is going to be ________ a nursing home.
A.controlled B.confirmed C.consumed D.converted
27.The young man ________ in this company since he graduated from Madison College five years ago.
A.was working B.has been working C.works D.worked
28.The college offers so many courses; the students haven’t decided ______
A.where to choose B.whom to choose C.which to choose D.why to choose
29.He said he’d phone you ______ he got home.
A.for a while B.after a while C.at moment D.the moment
30.With a good ______ of both Chinese and English, Miss Lin was assigned to be the tour guide for the American visitors.
A.command B.interest C.result D.impression
Part II Cloze (1 point each, 15 points in all)
Directions: There are 15 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D, You should choose the ONE that best fits the passage and write the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A college or university’s international student office is a good place ____31__getting to know the school and the country .Let’s ____32__support services for international students in the United States. Our example is the University of Southern California (U.S.C.),____33___has had the most international students in American colleges or universities ___34__ the past seven years. U.S.C. ’s Office of International Services says ____35___student this years is about seven thousand five hundred.
The Office helps _____36___student life at the university. It also organizes programs to help foreign ______37___feel more relaxed in their new surroundings. Most American colleges and universities have a similar _____38____that helps international students. These offices look for ways to get students ____39___in school life and make ____40___friends. Their job is not always easy. International students often want to ____41__thier free time with friends from their own countries. The office at U.S.C. ___42__assists family members who come to the United States with international students. The family members can take English classes and go on trips to places ______43__museums.
India, China, South Korea, Japan and Canada _____44__the most students to the United States during the last school ____45____.Next came Taiwan, Mexico, and Thailand.
31.A.to start B.starts C.to stop D.stops
32.A.talk B.to talk C.talk about D.to talk about
33.A.that B.who C.whose D.which
34.A.as B.for C.to D.at
35.A.the number of B.a number of C.a lot of D.a great deal of
36.A.express B.expressing C.explain D.explaining
37.A.college B.colleges C.student D.students
38.A.branch B.office C.department D.organization
39.A.consisted B.consisting C.involved D.involving
40.A.rich B.poor C.old D.new
41.A.cost B.spend C.take D.save
42.A.also B.yet C.already D.thus
43.A.unlikely B.unlike C.like D.likely
44.A.sent B.took C.brought D.carried
45.A.month B.year C.week D.day
Port III Reading Comprehension (2,5 points each, 50 points in all)
Directions: There are 4 tasks for you to fulfill, You should read the passages below carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed.
Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements (No.46 to No.50). For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should make the correct choice and write the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Strange things happen to time when you travel, because the earth is divided twenty-four time zones, one hour apart. You can have days with more or fewer than twenty-four hours, and weeks with more or fewer than seven days.
If you make a five-day trip across the Atlantic Ocean, your ship enters a different time zone every day, As you enter each zone, the time changes one hour. Traveling west, you set clock back; traveling east, you set it ahead. Each day of your trip has either twenty-five or twenty-three hours.
If you travel by ship across the Pacific, you cross the International Date Line. By agreement, this is the point where a new day begins. When you cross the line, you change your calendar one full day, backward or forward. Traveling east, today becomes yesterday; traveling west, it is tomorrow.
46.Strange things happen to time when you travel because _______
A.no day really has twenty-four hours
B.the earth is divided time zones
C.time zones are not all the same size
D.no one knows where time zones begin
47.The time difference between two neighboring zones is ________
A.one day B.twenty-five hours
C.one hour D.twenty-three hours
48.According to paragraph 2, it seems true that the Atlantic Ocean______
A.is one time zone
B.is divided five time zones
C.is divided twenty-four time zones
D.cannot be crossed in five days
49.If you cross the ocean going east, you set your clock______
A.ahead one hour in each new time zone
B.ahead one hour for the whole trip
C.back one hour in each new time zone
D.back one hour for the whole trip
50.The International Date Line is the name for ______
A.the beginning of any new time zone
B.any point where time changes by one hour
C.the point where a new day starts
D.any time zone in the Pacific Ocean
Directions: This task (No.51 to 55) is the same as Task1
Today almost 70% of the electrical power we use comes from power plants that use fossil fuels (矿物燃料) to make electricity. Fossil fuels, such as oil, coal, and natural gas, are burned to make electricity. Burning fossil fuels releases pollution and carbon dioxide gas (CO2) the air. The more fossil fuels we burn, the warmer the air around Earth gets. So building fossil fuel plans is not always the best answer.
Actually, there are other ways to make electricity without burning fossil fuels. People have been using the power of wind for centuries. Wind power won’t solve all our energy problems, but it can help meet some of the demands in certain places. Since the late 1800s, scientists have been working to turn the sun’s energy electricity by using solar cells (太阳能电池). The problem is, solar cells are very expensive. Another way to make electricity is to use nuclear energy. It has been used for more than 50 years. Today about 10 percent of all the electricity used in the U.S.A. comes from this source.
Although nuclear power doesn’t pollute the air as the burning of fossil fuels does, there is a major drawback . The waste products from nuclear power plants are dangerous and must be stored in safe places. Many people are concerned about the safety of nuclear power.
51.The best title for this passage may be ________
A.The Importance of Electricity
B.The Pollution of Making Electricity from Fossil Fuels
C.The Advantage of Using Nuclear Energy
D.Means of Making Electrical Power
52.Which energy has damage to us according to the passage?
A.Wind power B.Fossil fuels
C.Solar power D.Water power
53.We can infer from the passage that _________
A.burning fossil fuels to make electricity is widely used
B.wind power is a widespread way to make electricity
C.energy problems will soon be solved
D.nuclear energy will solve all the energy problems we are facing
54.What does the underlined word “drawback”(in Para.3)mean?
A.effect B.advantage C.disadvantage D.concern
55.Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A.Fossil fuels should be encouraged to use to make electricity
B.Not all the areas could use wind power.
C.Solar energy costs the most
D.Using nuclear energy will not produce negative effect.
Directions: This task (No.56 to No.60) is the same as Task 1.
A new study by the Development of Health in Taiwan shows that more than half of the adult population in Taiwan lacks an understanding of health problems.
More than 2,000 adults took part in the survey to find out about their knowledge of diet, health-care, disease control and medicine. Surprisingly, only 51% of the people surveyed understand that common cold has no cure, and taking medicine is absolutely no use at all. The problem is mad worse by doctors who give their patients large doses of useless drugs. More than two-thirds believe that it is only the nicotine in cigarettes rather than the other chemicals that causes cancer. These people believe that if they smoke “light” cigarettes with less nicotine, they will lead to more illness, suffering and early death.
But the outlook for health education in Taiwan is not all negative. The survey concludes that younger Taiwanese have a better understanding of health concerns than their parents, while senior citizens have the least understanding among the three age groups.
56.The purpose of the survey is to find out _______
A.why people neglect their health
B.what people know about health
C.when to provide health education
D.who is more likely to become ill
57.Which of the following is TRUE about medicines for cold?
A.They can cure common cold.
B.Doctors often discourage the patients from taking them.
C.About 51% of the patients take them.
D.Some Taiwanese take them unnecessarily.
58.According to the survey, most Taiwanese believe that ____.
A.only nicotine leads to cancer
B.few people will get cancer
C.”light ”cigarettes make people healthy
D.other chemicals besides nicotine cause cancer
59.About ______ of Taiwanese adults smoke
C.a half D.a quarter
60.The survey shows that ________ have the best understanding of health concerns.
A.senior citizens B.middle –aged citizens
C.younger Taiwanese D.Taiwanese smokers
Directions: The following is a business letter. After reading it , you should answer each of the 5 questions (No.61 to No.65)in no than 3 words. The answers should be written after the corresponding number on the Answer Sheet.
Dear Mr. Robert,
Although we sent you your goods on time, we have waited nearly two months for you to pay the balance of $5000, which is over due. When you ordered the shipment of computers, you requested that we send you the entire order no later than June 1, and we shipped the goods by air freight on May 25.
As you agreed in our original credit arrangement (赊账协议), payment was due in 30 days, on June 30. Yet, as it is already August 26, we still have not received your payment. In fact, we have not received any answer to the notice we sent to remind you that the payment is due.
We regret to say that if we cannot receive your payment by September 15, we will be forced to ask our lawyer to take measures and collect it through legal procedures.
The Western Company
61.What’s the purpose of the letter?
To urge the buyer to _____________________
62.When was the buyer supposed to pay for the order according to the agreement?
63.How did the Western Company deliver the goods?
The goods were delivered by _________________
64.If this letter won’t work, what is the Western Company going to do?
The company will settle the matter through __________
65.What’s the deadline set by the seller for the buyer to make the payment?
Par IV Translation (35 points )
(I) Directions: Translate the following sentences from English Chinese (4 points each for NO.66 through NO.68; 6 points for No.69; 18 points in all )
66.Sound travels four times faster in water than in the air.
67.It was not until you told me about it yesterday that I realized my mistake.
68.China will be the largest market for automobiles if its economy continues to grow.
69.I find it hard to leave the land where I have lived for 30 years and where there are sweet memories of my childhood.
(II) Directions: Translate the following sentences from Chinese English (4 points each for No.70 through No.72; 5 points for No.73; 17 points in all.)
Part V Writing (20 points)
Directions: Write on ONE of the following two topics. You are supposed to follow the instructions given below.
(1) 发件人：[email protected]
(2) 收件人：[email protected]
2.写一篇题为“Should Private Cars Be Encouraged in China?”的作文，要求分三段，100个单词左右，内容包括：