Part I Vocabulary and Structure
Directions: Choose the best answer to complete the sentences.
1. Shopping around is time __________.
2. Grandpa once ______a family of ten on several dollars a week.
3. I got involved a quarrel about the price.
4. It _____her three hours to repair her bike.
5. Let’s _____this question for a moment.
A. put away
B. put off
C. put aside
D. put out
6. When he was in the middle school, Mr. Wang ____ a room ___ his foreign friend, Tom.
A. rented …with
B. shared … with
C. lived … with
D. stayed …with
7. In her class, Mary is the only girl _________ is under the age of 18.
8. I’m fed up with waiting. I won’t wait ______.
A. no longer
B. some longer
C. more longer
D. any longer
9. Can you_______ a good hotel near here?
10. There was a noise outside, and Bill his flashlight.
A. got around
B. moved on
C. made up
D. reached for
11. If it ____ fine tomorrow, we will go to the park.
12. I saw my father the building; so I went downstairs to meet him.
C. to enter
13. If it hadn’t been ____ Christine, I would never have met Michael.
14. No matter what we said, he that he had done right.
15. ______ people watched the 1884 Summer Olympics.
A. Millions of
C. A million of
D. Million of
16. He tried very hard to the excited woman down.
17. They got married_______her parents’ wishes.
18. _____ keep looking until you find her.
A. By all methods
B. By all means
C. By all efforts
D. By all ways
19. No one has _____ a convincing explanation of why dinosaur (恐龙) died out.
A. caught up with
B. kept up with
C. come up with
D. made up with
20. Don’t they know how my schedule is?
21. You must be alert (警觉的) to the danger.
22. All the necessary steps had been taken to _______ their safety.
A. be sure of
B. insure of
23. A large number of students will benefit the new teaching method.
24. The accident _______ early on Tuesday morning.
A. has happened
B. was happened
D. was happening
25.During the trip, I was deeply by the local people’s hospitality (好客).
26. A large number of students will benefit _____ the new teaching method.
27. The tourist _____ about the accommodation and the guide’s poor service.
28. Here are some tips that might make your air travel safer and tiring.
29.During the trip, I was deeply _____ by the local people’s hospitality (好客)。
30. Linda likes being in red to _____ herself apart from the other girls.
Part II Reading Comprehension
Directions: This part is to test your reading ability. Read the passages carefully and then choose the best answer from the four choices to answer each question.
It is quite clear that sleeping is necessary to everyone. If we don’t get enough sleep, we will feel tired.
Generally, we have two kinds of sleep: active sleep and passive sleep. The passive sleep gives us the rest our bodies need, and prepares us for active sleep, in which dreaming appears.
In passive sleep, the body is at relaxation. The heart slows down. We move little. And the brain becomes very inactive. If a person continues to sleep, the brain temperature rises, the amount of blood in the brain increases, the body becomes very, very still, and the brain goes from being inactive to being active. And as the brain becomes more active the eyes begin to move rapidly. When the eyes begin to move, this is a sign of another change: the person is dreaming.
Throughout the night a person usually dreams for about one and a half hours. Many people say that they don’t dream or that they rarely dream. Doctors have studied the sleep and have found that everyone dreams. It appears that we need passive sleep in order to rest our bodies and need active sleep in order to rest our brains.
31. If the person’s eyes move quickly in sleep it means______.
A. he is in active sleep and dreaming
B. he is in passive sleep and dreaming
C. he is going from active sleep to passive sleep
D. he is going from passive sleep to active sleep
32. It is found by the doctors that ______.
A. everyone dreams
B. nobody dreams
C. not all the people dream
D. only one person dreams
33. What will happen if a person can’t have enough sleep?
A. He will fall ill.
B. He will feel tired.
C. His mind will be hurt.
D. His brain will stop working.
34. Which of the following statements is TRUE about passive sleep?
A. The heart beats slowly but the body moves a lot.
B. The brain is inactive but the heart beats fast.
C. The body moves a little and the brain becomes active.
D. The heart beats slowly and the brain is not active.
35. We know from the passage that _______.
A. people who dream a lot can get better rest
B. of the two kinds of sleep, passive sleep is more important
C. one and a half hours’ sleep at night is enough for most people
D. both active and passive sleep is necessary to our health
Fares and schedules are always changing. Travel information can be seen everywhere on
the Internet. And there are so many vacation packages waiting for you to choose. All this can mak e travel planning confusing and time consuming（耗时). To make a choice, tourists and business people often turn to travel agents, who provide them with the
best possible travel arrangements（安排）.
In general, travel agents give advice on places you should go to, and make arrangements for tr ansportation, hotel accommodations, car rental, sightseeing, and entertainment. They may also tell you about weather conditions, restaurants, and tourist attractions. For international travel, agents also make sure that you have the necessary papers such as passports and visas, and tell you how to go through the customs（海关）. They sometimes provide information on money exchange rates.
Travel agents will search all kinds of sources for information on departure and arrival times,fare s, hotel ratings and accommodations. They may visit hotels and restaurants to
know more. Inthis way they will be able to provide their customers with more
valuable advice on travel.
Travel agents also promote their services, using phones, direct mail and the Internet. They arr ange advertising displays for some social groups, and suggest company trips to business managers .
36. What papers are required in an international travel?
A. Passports and visas.
B. Identification cards.
C. Hotel reservation forms
D. College diploma. （毕业证书）
37. This passage mainly tells us ______.
A. how a travel agent gets more customers
B. what help a travel agent offers customers
C. the difficult part of a travel agent's work
D. the interesting part of a travel agent's work
38. Travel agents make arrangements for ______.
A. transportation and car rental
B. hotel accommodations
C. sightseeing and entertainment
D. all of the above
39. Travel agents do the following EXCEPT ______.
A. telling their customers how to go abroad
B. helping their customers to make friends
C. providing information on places of interest
D. telling their customers where and how they go
40. Travel agents search information in order to ______.
A. follow the latest news
B. make their work more interesting
C. equip themselves with more knowledge
D. give more helpful advice to customers
A store owner was tacking a sign above his door that read “Puppies For Sale.”A little boy appeared under the store owner’s sign. “How much are you going to sell the puppies for?”he asked.
The store owner replied, “Anywhere from $30 to $50.”
The little boy reached in his pocket and pulled out some change. “I have $2.37,” he said. “ Can I please look at them?”
The store owner whistled and five tiny balls of fur ran out. One puppy was falling far behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the limping puppy and said, “What’s wrong with that little dog?”
The store owner explained that the little puppy didn’t have a hip socket. The little boy became excited and said, “That’s the little puppy I want to buy.”
The store owner said, “No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. But if you really want him, I’ll just give him to you.”
The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the owner’s eyes and said, “I don’t want you
to give him to me. The little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I’ll pay the full price. In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now and 50 cents a month until I have him all paid for.”
The store owner said, “This little dog is never going to run and jump like the other puppies.”
To this, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to show a badly twisted, disabled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the store owner and softly replied, “Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands.”
41. Upon the boy’s request, the store owner_______.
A. asked for his reason
B. laughed at his silly choice
C. persuaded him to buy the other dogs
D. suggested that he take the dog free of charge
42. According to the passage, which of the following is true?
A. The little boy was disabled.
B. The little boy bought the dog for fun.
C. The store owner couldn’t understand the little boy.
D. The store owner didn’t sell the dog to the little boy.
43. The best title for the passage is______.
A. Store Owner and His Dogs
B. Little Boy and Disabled Dog
C. A Dog in Need
D. Little Boy’s Best Friend
44. The boy is able to offer something to the little puppy that no one else can. What’s that?
A. A good home.
B. A high price.
C. Care and understanding.
D. A big metal brace.
45. When the store owner offered to give the puppy to the boy, the boy was upset because______.
A. He didn’t really like the puppy
B. He hated to accept things free
C. he had enough money with him
D. he thought the puppy had its value and should not be given away free
Tips for Air Travelers
Do you plan to travel abroad by air? Here are some tips that might make your air travel safer and less tiring.
It is important to check all of your documents in advance. Bring a valid passport and carry all your items (passport, visa, etc.) in a safe and light bag at hand.
Most airlines now recommend that passengers arrive at the airport at least one and a half hours before departure of international flights. If you check in early, you will get seats at the front of the plane. Sitting at the front of the plane means that you can get off early. This can be especially useful if you need to rush to catch your next flight. Most international flights assign seats only at check-in time. You get better seats if you check in early.
Travel with as little baggage as possible. Most airlines are very rigid (严格的) these days about the number of bags you can check and their weight. Ask your airline about how much you can bring. Complete packing your bags before your departure. Weigh your bags at home, and be sure that they do not exceed your allowance.
Ensure that there are no knives and knife-like objects in your carry-on (随身携带的) bag. Pack them in your checked baggage. Don’t lock your luggage—security personnel may need to inspect them.
Do not joke about hijackings (劫持) or bombings, because it is against the law.
46．What had you better do if you need to rush to catch your next flight? ________.
A．Arrive at the airport early.
B．Buy your airline ticket earlier.
C．Bring less baggage.
D．Check in earlier.
47. What should you check in advance?
A．All of your documents. B．The size of our carry-on bag.
C. The safety of our documents D．The items on your travel itinerary.
48．How can you make sure that your bags do not exceed your allowance? ________.
A．Pack them a week before our departure.
B．Check with our airline about the departure time.
C．Check the number and size of bags
D．Weigh your bags at home.
49．What benefit will you get if you get the seat at the front of the plane? .
A．We will have bigger space. B. We can get off early.
C. We can get better service.
D.We can get better view of the outside.
50. Why cannot you lock your luggage?
A. Security personnel may need to inspect them.
B. Security personnel may need to check their weigh.
C. We may need to take something out of them.
D. We may need to pack something into them.
Part III Cloze
Directions: In this section, you will read a short passage. Choose the best word or phrase marked with A, B, C and D to complete the passage.
The first snowboards were made in the 1960s. However, it was in the late 70s that they became more (51). Throughout the 80s, more and more people began taking up the sport, even though snowboards were not allowed on most ski hills. ( 52 ) its earlier problems, snowboarding is now the world′s ( 53 ) growing winter sport and most resorts （度假地）welcome snowboards.
In 1963, a Grade 8 student named Tom Sims (54 ) a ski-board for a school project in New Jersey. Then, in 1966, a man named Sherman Poppen (55) two skis together for his kids on Christmas day. He called his invention “the Snurfer,”which (56) the words “snow”and “surf.” In 1969, Jake Burton Carpenter received a (57) for Christmas. He soon began designing boards, and today “Burton” is a popular ( 58 ) of snowboard.
By the 1980s, snowboarding had become very popular. ( 59 ) , most ski resorts did not allow snowboarding because they thought it was too ( 60 ). Since many snowboarders were young, many older skiers did not want them on the ski hills. The snowboarders had to go to the backcountry; away from patrolled （有巡逻的）resorts.
51. A. spreading B. popular C. ordinary D. interesting
52. A. Besides B. Instead of C. Despite D. Because of
53. A. fastest B. best C. most slowly D. most efficiently
54. A. discovered B. found C. planned D. designed
55. A. bought B. made C. attached D. mended
56. A. combines B. mixes C. unites D. associates
57. A. tool B. snurfer C. board D. ski
58. A. brand B. game C. resort D. person
59. A. Therefore B. Furthermore C. Meanwhile D. However
60. A. showy B. dangerous C. exciting D. harmful
Part IV Translation
Directions: This part is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. Each of the four sentences is followed by four choices of suggested translation mark A, B, C and D. Make the best choice and mark the corresponding letter with a single line through the center.
A. We used to attach greater importance to knowledge learning than we do practice.
B. We were used to attaching greater importance to knowledge learning than we do practice.
C. We were accustomed to attaching greater importance to knowledge learning than we do
D. We get used to attach greater importance to knowledge learning than we do practice. 62．每两星期一次的英语角使我们受益非浅。
A. We learned a lot from our English Corner each other week.
B. We benefited a lot from our English Corner every two weeks.
C. We had a lot of advantages from our English Corner every other week.
D. Our English Corner does us a lot of benefits every second weeks.
A. Sorry, let you wait long.
B. I’m sorry to let you wait long.
C. I’m sorry to keep you wait for such a long time.
D. I’m sorry to have kept you waiting for such a long time.
64. Not until this week were they aware of the problems with the air-conditioning units in the hotel rooms. ( )
65. A guest paying full fare can invite another guest to join the tour at half price. ( )
66. This is my bottom price, and I’m afraid I can’t go any further.
67. Two assistants will be required to check reporters’ names when they arrive at the press conference. ( )
68.Mr. Smith demands that all reports be carefully written and above all be based on the facts. ( )
69. Every effort should be made to develop the more promising natural resources.
70. Language is learned in small bits.