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Part I Reading Comprehension

Directions: In this part there are four passages. Each passage is followed by four comprehension questions. Read the passage and answer the questions. Then mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.

Passage 1

Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:

Some years ago the captain of a ship was very interested in medicine. He always took medicine books to sea and liked to talk about different diseases.

One day a lazy sailor on his ship pretended to be ill. He lay on his bunk (铺) and groaned as if he were very sick. The captain came to see him and was very pleased to have a patient to look after. He told the man to rest for a few days and made the other sailors do his work. Three days later another sailor pretended that he had something wrong with his chest. Once more the captain looked in his medical books and told “sick” man to have a rest.

The other sailors were very angry because they had more work to do. The patients had the best food and laughed at their friends when the captain was not looking. At last the mate (船长副手) decided to cure the “sick” men. He mixed up some soap, soot (烟灰), glue (胶水) and other unpleasant things. Then he obtained permission from the captain to give his medicine to the “sick” men. When they tasted the medicine, they really did feel ill. It was so horrible that one of the patients jumped out of hi bunk, ran up on desk and climbed the highest mast on the ship. He did not want any more medicine.

The mate told both of the men that they must take the medicine every half an hour, night and day. This soon cured them. They both said they felt better and wanted to start word again. The captain realized that the men tried to deceive him so he made them work very hard for the rest of the voyage.

1. The first sailor pretended to be ill because he wanted to .

A. test the captain’s knowledge of medicine B. be free from work

C. have the best food on the ship D. play a joke on his friends

2. When the captain knew a sailor was ill, he .

A. didn’t care much B. sent for a doctor

C. looked after him and told him to have a rest D. gave him some medicine

3. The patients felt better quickly because .

A. they had been given proper medicine

B. they learned that the captain had found out the truth

C. they were laughed at by their friends

D. the medicine the mate gave was horrible

4. When the captain knew he had been deceived, he .

A. told them not to do so again B. lost his temper

C. made them work harder D. fired them

5. Which of the following best summarizes the passage?

A. A sudden Cure. B. Two Patients. C. Captain and Sailors. D. A Difficult Voyage.




Part III Cloze

Directions: There are twenty blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices. Choose the one that best fits into the passage and then marks your answer on the Answer Sheet.

What makes a child speak a language has long been a puzzle to linguists. 61 speaking, there are two schools of linguists, both of whom try to explain 62 a child picks up a language so easily. The fact that a child picks a language 63 is 64 : At one year old, a child is able to say “bye-bye”; at two, he is able to use fifty; by there he begins to 65 tenses. The famous American linguist Noam Chomsky 66 that human being have a sort of built-in system for language use, and that the 67 is 68 . Children are not taught language 69 they are taught arithmetic. Other linguists, 70 , hold the view that a child learns 71 of his language from the hints in the environment. 72 , theorists of both schools 73 that there is a biological basis for language use. The 74 is which is more important, the inner ability or the environment. This is certainly a field 75 to be explored. Researchers from both schools are busy finding evidence to 76 their own theory, but 77 side is persuading the other.

It seems that in order to 78 why a child learns a language so easily, we have to 79 the joint efforts of both schools. Some linguist, like De Villiers, has recognized the value of cooperation, and 80 linguists of both sides to work together.

61. A. Surprisingly B. Personally C. Properly D. Roughly

62. A. that B. when C. why D. how

63. A. independently B. naturally C. without help D. with ease

64. A. confusing B. surprising C. questioned D. suspected

65. A. master B. study C. have D. get

66. A. doubts B. believes C. realizes D. criticizes

67. A. help B. teacher C. environment D. hint

68. A. quite essential B. very important C. not necessary D. only secondary

69. A. as B. for C. when D. though

70. A. in particular B. as a result C. however D. therefore

71. A. a little B. some C. nothing D. most

72. A. Before B. From now on C. Just now D. By now

73. A. suspect B. disagree C. agree D. realize

74. A. case B. argument C. problem D. question

75. A. waiting B. planning C. never D. unlikely

76. A. provide B. create C. supply D. support

77. A. not a B. one C. neither D. either

78. A. find out B. rule out C. search for D. look for

79. A. get rid of B. trust in C. rely on D. persist in

80. A. ordered B. criticized C. challenged D. urged




Part II Vocabulary and Structure

Directions: In this part there are forty incomplete sentences. Each sentence is followed by four choices. Choose the one that best completes the sentence and then mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.

21. A great many cancers can be cured but only if before they have begun to spread or colonize in other parts of the body.

A. properly treat

B. properly treating

C. being properly treated

D. properly treated

22. she is a likeable girl, she is very difficult to work with.

A. Since B. However C. As far as D. While

23. All the tourists gave the robber their money.

A. frightened B. frightening C. frighten D. frightful

24. her age, she really did a good job in such a short time.

A. Giving B. Gives C. Give D. Given

25. The soldier was with neglecting his duty.

A. charged B. conducted C. charged D. committed

26. The reason why the car stopped was .

A. because the road was not good B. that the road was not good

C. due to the bad road D. because of the bad road

27. You’d better hurry, you might be late for class.

A. or B. and C. unless D. but

28. , he performed the task with success.

A. It was expected B. Which was expected

C. As was expected D. That was expected

29. The doctor felt John’s arm to if the bone was broken.

A. work out B. find out C. look at D. see out

30. He just my suggestion at the meeting yesterday.

A. put away B. shut down C. showed off D. brushed aside

31. The question at the next meeting remain a secret.

A. discussed B. to discuss C. to be discussed D. being discussed

32. His laziness his failure in the final exam.

A. gave up B. contributed C. resulted in D. distributed

33. The teacher’s to my statement about this poet led me to read widely about poems.

A. change B. charge C. challenge D. chance

34. On most of the nights, Jane reading letters from her boyfriend.

A. stayed off B. stayed on C. stayed out D. stayed up

35. The first-year students were learning form the army in Miyun, a suburb of Beijing near I lived.

A. what B. where C. that D. which

36. Lynda and hundreds of young people like him the post of typist.

A. approached B. applied for C. appealed to D. approved of

37. Anybody is entitled to such benefit of age or sex.

A. regardless B. whether C. in spite D. in case

38. In this building each apartment could a family of six.

A. house B. cover C. make D. include

39. I tried to get out of the business, I found impossible.

A. who B. which C. that D. what

40. When he explained it again and again, the student’s patience .

A. ran over B. ran on C. ran out D. ran off

41. When her neighbor Grandma Wang became ill, the girl often .

A. fitted in B. worked out C. held back D. helped out

42. If you really want to apply for the dangerous job, I won’t , thought I think it’s a crazy idea.

A. stood in your way B. stand on the way

C. stand in your way D. stand by the way

43. He was trying to read; , the phone kept ringing.

A. meanwhile B. then C. later D. afterwards

44. I am out of those people who like a strenuous (费力的) holiday; I believe in .

A. took it easy B. taken it easy

C. taking it easy D. taking it easily

45. The police matched the finger prints and found they were .

A. equivalent B. identical C. similar D. equal

46. Formally, in the United States, many nurses worked as private duty nurses in hospitals.

A. other than B. more than C. less than D. rather than

47. If you don’t mind. I do my homework than play cards with you.

A. had better B. prefer C. would rather D. would like

48. Their idea was to get us to the strike at once.

A. call at B. call off C. call in D. call for

49. My car so I had to come by bus.

A. fell down B. broke down C. fell over D. turned away

50. I could tell he was surprised from the on his face.

A. appearance B. sight C. expression D. explanation

51. Which is , North America or South America?

A. biggest B. the biggest C. more biggest D. bigger

52. You should observe carefully how the audience his speech.

A. reach to B. refer to C. react to D. relate to

53. These farmers got a good harvest last year, so they a big sum of money for new farm machines.

A. set aside B. set about C. set up D. set back

54. One of my sayings is “where there is a will, there is a way.”

A. likely B. favorable C. alike D. favorite

55. All is a continuous supply of fuel oil.

A. what is needed B. that is needed

C. the thing is needed D. for their needs

56. The high income tax is harmful it may discourage people from trying to earn more.

A. in that B. that C. in which D. which

57. A new technique out, the yield increases by 20%.

A. having working B. having been worked

C. at a loss D. for good

58. The bird flew into the air and was soon .

A. out of sight B. in a hurry C. at a loss D. for good

59. It is decided that he for a bus to meet the guests from Beijing.

A. call B. calls C. arrange D. arranges

60. I know it’s not important but I can’t help about it.

A. to think B. thinking C. and think D. being thought




Passage 4

Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following passage:

The new global satellite communications systems will offer three kinds service, which may overlap in many different kinds of receivers.

VOICE. Satellite telephones will be able to make calls from anywhere on the Earth to anywhere else. That could make them especially useful to remote, third world villages (some of which already use stationary satellite telephones), explorers and disaster-relief teams. Today’s mobile telephones depend on earth-bound transmitters, where technical standards vary from country to country. So business travelers cannot use their mobile phones on international trips. Satellite telephones would make that possible.

MESSAGING. Satellite massagers have the same global coverage as satellite telephones, but carry text alone, which could be useful for those with laptop computers. Equipped with a small screen like today’s papers, satellite massagers will also receive short messages.

TRACKING. Voice and messaging systems will also tell their users where they are to within a few hundred meters. Combined with the messaging service, the location service could help rescue teams to find stranded adventurers, the police to find stolen cars, exporters to follow the progress of cargoes, and haulage companies to check that drivers are not detouring the pub. America’s military Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite will provide better positioning information to anyone who has a receiver for their signals, but GPS does not carry messages, so such a receiver cannot be used on its own for tracking or rescue. By the mid-1990s, GPS receivers will be able to tell people where they are to within 70 meters anywhere in the world, and to within a meter or so in areas where the service is supplemented by ground-based transmitter.

16. Global satellite communications systems will be useful to .

A. laptop computer users

B. remote villages

C. disaster-relief teams

D. all above

17. Satellite telephone will make .

A. business travelers use mobile phones on international trips

B. possible calls from anywhere on earth to anywhere else

C. explorers happy

D. all above

18. Which of the following is true?

A. The positioning precision of the voice system is better than that of GPS.

B. The positioning precision of GPS is Better than that of the voice system.

C. The positioning precision of the messaging system is better than of GPS.

D. The positioning precision of voice system is better than that of the messaging system.

19. What can we say about the new global satellite communications systems?

A. They are widely used.

B. They are very helpful.

C. They are costly.

D. Both A and B.

20. Which of the following may be the best title for the passage?

A. Global Satellite Communications

B. New Voice and Messaging System

C. New Generation Satellite

D. Always in Touch