Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
1. A .custom
2. A. listen
3. A. complain
4. A. wanted
5. A. invention
Ⅱ.Situational Dialogues (10 points)
Directions: In this section there is a long dialogue with 5 missing sentences. At the end of the dialogue, there is a list of given choices. You are required to select the ONE that best fits into the dialogue. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Note that there are three additional choices and you may not use any of the choices in the list more than once.
A: Hello! Could I speak to Mr. Lin, please?
B: I’m sorry he is out now.6
A: That’s very kind of you, I want to speak to him about my son, Li lei. I’d like to see him as soon as
B: Are you free later today?
B: Are you able to come tomorrow?
A: 8 What time?
B: Then I’ll leave the message on his table.
B: You’re welcome.
A. I’m free every day except today.
B. Thank you very much.
C. Yes, I think so.
D. Anything to declare?
E. Can I take a message?
F. Between 8:00 and 9:00- 2 -
G. May I have your name?
III. Reading Comprehension (50 points)
Section A (30 points)
Directions: There are 2 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You are required to choose the ONE that best fits into the statement. Mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11-15 are based on the following passage.
There are many older people in the world and there will be many more. A little-known fact is that over 60 percent of the older people live in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization, by 2020 there will be 1 billion, with over 700 million living in developing countries.
It is a surprising fact that the population ageing is particularly rapid in developing countries. For example, it took France 115 years for the rate of older people to double from 7 percent to 14 percent. It is estimated to take China a mere 27 years to achieve this same increase.
What are the implications of these increased numbers of older folk? One of the biggest worries for governments is that the longer people live, the more likelihood there is for diseases and for disability. Attention is being paid to the need to keep people as healthy as possible, including during old age, to lessen the financial burden on the state.
Another significant problem is the need for the younger generations to understand and value the older people in their society. In some African countries, certainly in Asia, older people are respected and regarded as the ones with special knowledge. Yet traditions are fading away daily, which does not make sure the continued high regard of older people. As society changes, attitudes will change.
Much needs to be done to get rid of age discrimination in employment. Life-long learning programs need to be provided to enable older people to be active members in a country's development.
Social security policies need to be established to provide adequate income protection for older people. Both public and private schemes are vital in order to build a suitable safety net.
11.The rate of older people________.
A. is bigger in developed countries than in developing countries
B. is one-seventh of the population in developing countries
C. will increase much faster in China than in France
D. will be sixty percent in developing countries by 2020
12.According to passage, which of the following are governments most worried about
A. The diseases and disability of older people.
B. The longer life and good health of people.
C. The loss of taxes on older people.
D. The increasing respect for older people.
13.It is stated directly in the passage that older people should ________.
A. be treated differently in different cultures
B. enjoy a similar lifestyle
C. be ignored as society changes
D. be valued by the younger generations
14.Which of the following measure is NOT mentioned to solve the population ageing problem?
A. Getting rid of age discrimination in employment.
B. Supplying life-long learning programs to older people.
C. Making sure adequate income protection for older people.
D. Providing free health care for sick older people.
15.The author concludes in the last paragraph that ________.
A. governments have spent lots of time in solving the ageing problem
B. population ageing is a hard problem, but it needs to be solved urgently
C. people are too busy to solve the population ageing problem
D. much time and effort will be lost in solving the ageing problem
Questions 16-20are based on the following passage.
The key to a good interview is thorough preparation. If you have prepared yourself well, the interview will most likely run smoothly and you will present yourself confidently.
As soon as you are invited to attend an interview, start researching facts about the company, such as the number of persons the company employs, specific fields in which it is involved, work for which it is particularly well known, its major products and services, location of branch offices, and the company’s involvement in community activities. Such knowledge can be extremely useful during the interview, because it permits you to ask intelligent questions at appropriate places-questions that indicate to the interviewer that you have done your homework.
You also need to prepare for difficult questions an interviewer may ask to test your readiness for the interview and the sincerity of your application. You may be asked: 1) Why do you want to join our organization? 2) How do you think you can contribute to our company? 3) Why do you want to leave your present employer? 4) What do you expect to be doing in five years? Ten years? 5) What salary do you expect?
If you have not prepared for such questions, and so hesitate before answering, an interviewer may interpret your hesitation to mean you find a question difficult to answer or there are factors you would rather to hide. In either case, you may inadvertently(非故意) provide an entirely misleading impression of yourself.
16. A good preparation of interview will________.
A. make you feel confident
B. make you work smoothly
C. give you a thorough research about yourself
D. provide you a key to some difficult problems
17. What information should you collect about the company expect________?
A. the number of its employees.
B. the places of its branch offices
C. the kinds of its products and services
D. the employer’s attitude towards his workers.
18.Why should you know the company well before interview? Because ________.
A. it is useful to know the exact location of the company
B. it gives you much knowledge you didn’t know before
C. it will help you ask proper questions during the interview
D. it shows you’ve finished your homework before interview
19.By asking some difficult questions, the interview mainly wants to know___________.
A. whether you have done your homework already
B. whether you apply for the job sincerely
C. what you think about the company
D. what you know about the company
20.In order to avoid a misleading impression of yourself, you should ________.
A. hide some facts advertently when answering questions
B. try to know the questions before the interview
C. answer all the questions without hesitation
D. only say some good words about the company
Section B (20 points)
Directions: In this section there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.
Conversation begins almost the moment we come into contact with another and continues throughout the day with the aid of cell phones and computers. However, we are so often absorbed in conversation that we 21 sight of its true purpose and value.
One important aspect of a good conversation is that the words are 22 used to express thoughts and feelings. We are full of deep thoughts and strong emotions, yet our vocabularies are not short for this expression, and many make little effort to expand that. Perhaps you see a movie that touches you deeply, yet you have the following conversation: “So, what did you think of the film?” “Oh, my God, it was so sad, I swear. I went through 23 up a box of tissues (面巾纸). I was in tears.” This dialogue is hardly an effective way of expressing feelings. It gives no 24 of how or why the movie truly 25 you. Such commonly-used phrases are certainly not enough to describe a deeply moving experience. However, not only must you try to avoid overused words, you must also be 26 in your selection. The purpose of expanding vocabulary is not to use the 27 or most impressive words, but to find those best suited. What is lacking in many conversations is the ability to talk to another rather than just talking with that person. A thoughtful person will find that even in the most ordinary conversations. There are a thousand questions waiting to be 28 if you have courage and a desire for exchange. Good conversations should not be 29 nonsense, but of a meeting of two sharing the human condition. It should bring a better understanding of others and offer a release of emotions more than drive 30 thoughts or kill time.
IV. Cloze (20 points)
Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You are required to choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Curiosity is not only a possible motivation, it is also a great help in your learning languages. Remember that a language is not 31 a grammatical system. It is the 32 of a certain culture of different cultures. It is no good 33 strings of words and lists of grammatical rules 34 you know as much as possible about the background of the language, so that you can understand the ideas conveyed and the references made, as well as the inferences which can 35 the information clearly given. So learn as much as you can about the different cultures which 36 English-watch television programs, listen to the radio, try to obtain 37 and magazines written by native speakers, look at advertisements, and, above all, read-not textbooks, 38 novels, poems and plays.
They will show you how a language is 39 used. The English language is a living form of expression which derives much of its 40 from the context, and much of its effect from a whole network of extra-linguistic knowledge.
31. A. just
32. A. outlook
33. A. have learnt
34. A. since
35. A. be carried over
B. be freed from
C. be held up
D. be drawn from
36. A. influence
37. A. film
38. A. but
39. A. occasionally
40. A. structure
V. Writing (15 points)
Directions: In this part you are required to write a composition entitled Students’ Pursuit for Famous Brands in no less than 120 words according to the following Chinese outline. Please remember to write it on the Composition Sheet.