I. Vocabulary and Structure

1. ---Do you mind if I sit here?

--- _______________.

A. Not at all. There is plenty of room.

B. Of course. Do sit down, please.

C. Never mind. I’d like to have some companion.

D. Sure. I’d like to have someone to talk to

2. –Why do you always tell me what to do? To be frank, I don’t like it.

--- I know, but ____.

A. I don’t like it either.

B. How do I do for you?

C. I just want the best for you.

D. Obviously. You are right.

3. ----That was a delicious dinner.


A. Thank you. Don’t mention it.

B. You’re welcome.

C. Not so delicious, I’m afraid.

D. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

4. --- You are most beautiful in that red sweater.

--- _____.

A. Oh, no. It’s just an old one, and I have had it for years.

B. Yes. I think it goes nicely with my pants.

C. Thank you. My mom knitted it for me some years ago.

D. Oh, but I’m not sure if it suits me.

5. ---I missed Prof. Wang’s linguistics class again yesterday.



B.How nice you are!

C.What a pity!

D.Have a nice weekend.

6. She couldn’t understand his _________ of country life to city life.

A. liking

B. reference

C. preference

D. loving

7. It is ______ to walk on the top of the wall.

A. dangerous

B. serious

C. notorious

D. vigorous

8. His parents didn’t consent to his ______ with Mary.

A. marriage

B. dependence

C. reliance

D. charge

9. Basic chemical knowledge is a necessary _________ for research in any natural science.

A. flat

B. foundation

C. base

D. platform

10. A new ______ in one branch of knowledge will probably have great influence on another.

A. average

B. discovery

C. recovery

D. coverage

11. One of the main characters in Shakespeare’s play A Merchant in Venice is the _______


A. greasy

B. great

C. greedy

D. greeting

12. The mankind has done many __________ things to nature in its course of civilization.

A. destructive

B. instructive

C. progressive

D. sensitive

13. The natural environment ________ greatly from place to place.

A. diffracts

B. differentiates

C. distinguishes

D. differs

14. The use of wild animals in circuses was an innovation first introduced in the United States.

A. a number

B. a program

C. a musical spectacle

D. a new idea

15. Benjamin Franklin was not the first to suggest the relationship between lightning and the electricity, but his experiment with a kite was original.

A. define

B. confirm

C. examine

D. propose

16. The type and degree of molecular motion of a substance depend on the amount of thermal energy present.

A. are determined by

B. limit

C. radiate

D. are supported by

17. The young, especially, have no _________ about hot weather.

A. complaint

B. irritation

C. trouble

D. doubt

18. We hear a lot today about the _________ of education.

A. inability

B. helplessness

C. failure

D. loss

19. By then radio broadcasts were reaching the ________ of homes in countries all over the


A. priority

B. superiority

C. minority

D. majority

20. His illness may result malnutrition.

A. in

B. to

C. from

D. for

21. The manager will have to hire two people to make up the lost time.

A. in

B. for

C. on

D. of

22. A key the back door is always kept on a high ledge above the door.

A. for

B. to

C. of

D. on

23. ________ he was worried, he tried to appear calm.

A. Despite

B. Unless

C. Yet

D. Although

24. Some hotel staff speak _________ English.

A. little

B. small

C. few

D. scarcely

25. It’s no use ________ to get a bargain these days.

A. to expect

B. expecting

C. looking forward to

D. you expect

II. Cloze

There are 10 blanks in the following passage(s). For each blank there are five choices marked A, B, C, D and E. Choose the ONE that best fits into the passage(s).

People who speak or perform before the public sometimes may suffer from "Stage Fright". Stage fright makes a person nervous. In that case, it can make one's mind go lank and forget 36

one ought to say, or to act. Actors, musicians, dancers, lawyers, even radio show hosts suffered from stage fright at one time or 37 .

Diana Nichols is an expert in helping people free from stage fright at a medical center in New York City. She helps actors learn to 38themselves. Miss Nichols says some people have always been afraid to perform before the audience. Others, she says, develop stage fright after a(n)tearful experience.

She offers them ways to control the fear. One way is to smile 39 going onto the stage.

Taking two deep breaths also helps. Deep breathing helps you 40 control of your body.

Miss Nichols persuades her patients to tell themselves that their speech or performance does not have to be41 . It's all right to make a mistake. She tells them they should not be too nervous while they are performing. It is important that they should continue to perform while she is telling them. After each performance, they discuss what happened and find out what42 helped and what did not. As they perform more and more, they will fear less and less as much as 50%. Miss Nichols says the aim is only to reduce stage fright, not to smooth it away 43. This is 44 a little stage fright makes a person more careful, and 45the performance.

36. A. when B. what C. how D. whether

37. A. two B. other C. another D. the other

38. A. cure B. control C. hold D. protect

39. A. after B. while C. during D. before

40. A. get B. make C. take D. have

41. A. perfect B. fine C. good D. pleasant

42. A. people B. advice C. words D. measures

43. A. practically B. easily C. completely D. really

44. A. why B. that C. since D. because

45. A. increases B. improves C. hurts D. puts on

III. Reading Comprehension

Passage 1

Many countries face a somewhat more serious economic problem in the form of an unfavorable trade balance with other nations. Such an imbalance exists when the total value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. For example, if a country buys $25 billion of products from other countries, yet sells only $10 billion of its own products overseas, its trade deficit(贸易逆差)is $15 billion. Many underdeveloped nations find themselves in this position because they lack natural resources or the industrial capacity to use these resources, and thus have to import raw materials or manufactured goods.

One effect of a trade deficit is the flow of currency out of a country. In the case of an underdeveloped nation, this can cause many financial difficulties, including failure to meet debt payments and obstacles to creation of an industrial base. Even in the case of a fully developed nation such as the United States, a large trade deficit is a reason for alarm. American products, made by well-paid workers in U.S. industries, cost more to produce than those made in places like Asia, where labor and material costs are much lower. Money spent on foreign products is money not spent on items produced by domestic industries.

46. What does the passage mainly discuss?

A. Some worldwide economic problems.

B. The cause and consequences of trade deficit.

C. Lack of resources in underdeveloped countries.

D. High labor and material costs in developed countries

47. According to the passage, a trade imbalance occurs when ________.

A. a country is facing serious financial problems

B. a country buys more from other countries than it sells overseas

C. the value of a country’s exports is greater than that of its imports

D. products imported are more expensive than those exported

48. Many underdeveloped countries have trade deficits because ________.

A. they failed to meet debt payments

B. they export most of their natural resources to other countries

C. they borrow too much money from other countries

D. they have to import most of their manufactured products

49. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as a possible cause of a trade imbalance?

A. The flow of currency out of the country.

B. Low labor and material costs in Asian countries.

C. Lack of natural resources.

D. An undeveloped industrial base.

50. It can be inferred from this passage that American industries ________.

A. do not pay their workers sufficiently

B. are hurt by a trade imbalance

C. imported labor and material from abroad

D. are able to prevent a trade deficit

IV. Translate the following sentences into Chinese.

1.Man’s knowledge about himself and nature has grown into a variety of sciences.


2.If the American offered dollars in payment for the car, the auto manufacturer would be stuck

with money that no small Japanese shop would accept.


3.At the same time we are using up our natural resources—fuels and mineral ores—at an

ever-increasing rate with no hope of replacing them.


4.At times, the crews could work only three hours a day because their activities interfered with

the running of the subway.


5.What happened yesterday proved him to be a highly competent and efficient secretary.


V. Translate the following sentences into English.



No matter which discipline of natural science you will pursue, it is necessary for you to learn the basic knowledge in chemistry.


He specializes in foreign trade


As a part of the ecological environment,by damaging the natural environment,man is doing nothing else than destroying himself.


5.There is a traffic jam in front of us, so we have to take a detour


pride goes before a fall