II. Grammar and Vocabulary

Section A

Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence.

25. Some parents are just too protective. They want to protect their kids _____ every

kind of danger, real or imagined.

A. for

B. at

C. from

D. with

26. A special scientist team has been formed to study the possible relationship

between the unusual weather in Australia and _____ in Brazil and some other countries.

A. the one

B. the ones

C. that

D. those

27. Over the past 30 years, the Internet has been developing so fast that the inventors

______ that IPv4 address exhaustion would arrive so soon.

A. could predict

B. must have predicted

C. ought to predict

D. couldn’t have predicted

28. —What do you think of the film we watched yesterday?

—Terrible! I’ve never seen _______ one.

A. the best

B. a worse

C. a better

D. the worst

29. The first civil service exam was held in 1995 and since then more and more

people _____ for it, with applications reaching a peak over the last two years.

A. had signed up

B. have signed up

C. signed up

D. will sign up

30. The tennis final between Li Na and Kim Clijsters which _____ live to the world

once again sparked(点燃) the patriotic passion of Chinese sports lovers.

A. was televised

B. televised

C. was televising

D. has televised

31. What really worries us is _____ the explorers can accurately locate themselves

with the old device in case of bad weather.

A. that

B. where

C. what

D. whether

32. A good volunteer should not only display his or her own good image but also see

to it _____ the visitor gets the exact information he needs.

A. that

B. which

C. how

D. where

33. Clever wit and humor will help your speech stand out in a good way and keep

everyone ______.

A. entertaining

B. entertained

C. to entertain

D. being entertained

34. ______ there has been evidence of bowling-like games in ancient Egypt, history

clearly points out that bowling began in Germany during the dark ages.

A. Since

B. Unless

C. Until

D. Though

35. Parties ______ alcohol is served can go downhill quickly if drinking is basically

the only thing to do at the party.

A. where

B. which

C. when

D. as

36. Experts have pointed out that it was the power failure ______ the Japanese

tsunami(海啸) that led to the crisis at the Fukushima plant.

A. followed

B. which follow

C. following

D. to follow

37. ______ the product or service does not live up to public expectation, the customer

will be very dissatisfied and possibly ask for his or her money back.

A. Although

B. Unless

C. If

D. Even if

38. A US office worker has invented ______ will likely go down as the most useful

workplace gadget(小玩意): a device that lets you know when your nearest WC is free.

A. what

B. that

C. which

D. who

39. He was, after all, the General Manager and did not appreciate being made _____

like an ignorant schoolboy.

A. feel

B. to feel

C. felt

D. feeling

40. ______ you are talking about, gossiping in the office is a surefire way to end your work life.

A. No matter what funny things

B. No matter how funny things

C. No matter what things funny

D. No matter how things funny

Section B

Directions:Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need.


Adult children are giving up the equivalent of a full-time working week each month – at an annual cost of almost £4,000 – to care for an elderly parent or parents, a report published today ___(41)___.

T he ―Cost of a Parent‖ study,from insurance and investment group Liverpool Victoria(LV), highlights the increasing problems faced by a "sandwich generation" caught between paying their own bills, meeting the costs of their parents' care and, in one of 20 cases, ___(42)___ financially to their over-18 children.

Mike Rogers, group chief executive of LV, which surveyed 2,000 adults last month, said many adults were walking a ―fine tightrope‖ between these three costs. "The care that elderly relatives receive from their families is ___(43)___, but there is clearly a growing concern that financial support for rising residential care costs may simply be ___(44)___," he said. Caught up in the recession(衰退), almost half of those people with elderly parents said they felt less ___(45)___ able than they did a year ago to meet any care costs.

"The financial crisis only serves to highlight the difficulties older people, their

families and caregivers are ___(46)___ facing when trying to pay for care," said Stephen Burke, chief executive of Counsel and Care. "The situation has been made worse by the ___(47)___ in the housing market, which has made it harder for older people to sell their houses to pay for their care costs."

People with parents who need care do not just face financial ___(48)___, according to the LV report. Of those surveyed, 13% had put off career changes or sacrificed ___(49)___ at work, while the same proportion had put off moving house.

A third of respondents(调查对象) had put their holiday plans on hold, while a further 13% had sacrificed financial support for their children.

III. Reading Comprehension

Section A

Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.

The responsibilities of job, home and family all too often transform the daily routine into a huge burden. Enjoying quality leisure time becomes ___(50)___.

True leisure means engaging in a ___(51)___ and rewarding activity without being ___(52)___ by other aspects of your life. Sometimes, the ___(53)___ you experience during the week make you place great emphasis on weekends and other days off. You hope to relax, but the pressure is ___(54)___. You can't rest even when you have the time to do so. When time is limited, leisure activities are usually the first items to ___(55)___ from the daily schedule.

If you routinely ___(56)___ your leisure time because you have "more important things to do," you may be underestimating how much time the things ___(57)___ take. Most people routinely shortchange themselves on the amount of time required to complete a given task. The problem is a ___(58)___ to evaluate performance honestly. ___(59)___, simplifying your life will let you have more windows of opportunity to do stuff just for fun. Maybe you need to relearn to relax.

Spare Time for Your___(60)___: Devote one afternoon or evening per week ___(61)___ to doing something that you enjoy, listening to music, assembling a jigsaw puzzle. Do whatever you always wish to but never seem to find time for. And do it where there's nothing to remind you of other ___(62)___.

Choose Low-Tech: The popular fascination with technological advances in all areas of life has diverted(偏离) attention from the simple pleasures of many ___(63)___ pastimes. People think they must have the best, most up-to-date equipment available to enjoy themselves. When keeping up with trends becomes the ___(64)___, the pure pleasure of leisure is lost.

50.A. essential B. difficult C. noticeable D. incapable

51.A. reluctant B. disgusting C. delicate D. pleasurable

52.A. preoccupied B. ashamed C. cultivated D. oppressed

53.A. favour B. risk C. thirst D. stress

54.A. enormous B. reasonable C. ignorant D. adjusted

55.A. destroy B. consider C. disappear D. recognize

56.A. estimate B. abandon C. fulfill D. expand

57.A. constantly B. initially C. actually D. equally

58.A. variety B. delay C. record D. failure

59.A. However B. Consequently C. Moreover D. Therefore

60.A. Instincts B. Desires C. Images D. Tasks

61.A. occasionally B. dramatically C. primarily D. entirely

62.A. expectations B. obligations C. stimulations D. limitations

63.A. individual B. uncommon C. traditional D. physical

64.A. threat B. obstacle C. source D. focus Section A 25-29 CCDBB 30-34 ADABD 35-40 ACCAB A

Section B41-49 FCHEJ ABGD

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