自考学士学位英语考试模拟试题(内附答案)3

自考学士学位英语考试模拟试题(内附答案)

Paper One 试卷—

(90 minutes)

Part I Dialogue Completion (15 points)

Directions: There are 15 short incomplete dialogues in this part , each followed by 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one to complete the dialogue and mark your“answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a singLe line through the center.

1. A: Y ou look a bit dull today. What's wrong with you?

B: Well, my mum lost her job yesterday.

A: B

A. I regret asking about it

B. I'm sorry to hear that

C. I'm not very glad to hear it

D. I'm sorry to trouble you

2. Mike: Y ou look a bit dull today. A?

Susan: I have some bad news. I got fired.

Mike: Oh, nol Y ou must be kidding. How come?

Susan: It's a long story.

A. What's up

B. What's on

C. What then

D. What of it

3. Operator: A

Caller: Toronto. I'd like the number of Ms. Amanda Rhodes.

Operator: How do you spell the last name, please?

Caller: It's R-H-O-D-E-S.

Operator: Thank you.

A. Directory Assistance. What city, please?

B. Speaking. What can I do for you?

C. Who is speaking over there, please?

D. Hold on a moment, please.

4. Greg: Hi, Karen. I have tickets to a concert at Carnegie Hall. It starts at 8:00.Karen: Hmmm …D

A. Sure, but I have to prepare for the exam

B. Thank you all the same

C. Leave it to me, I assure you

D. I'm afraid I can't make it by then

5. Classmate A; Damn it. My mailbox got packed with loads of junks._

Classmate B: Y ou can use Active Email Monitor, a Spam filter, to create any num-ber of filters and so cut down on the amount of junk emails you re-ceive.

Classmate A: Thank you. Y ou really help me a lot.

Classmate B: A

A. It's my pleasure

B. It's my duty

C. It's my job

D. It's my fault

6. Keith: B , do you know where the police station is?

Woman: No, I'm sorry. I don't. I'm not from around here.

A. I'm sorry

B. Excuse me

C. Pardon

D. Attention

7. Anna: Hi, Keith. How's it going?

Keith: B , I lost my wallet, and it had all my ID and credit cards in it.

A. Not too bad

B. Not too good

C. Not very well

D. Not at all

8. Keith: So, how do I get to the police station from here?

Anna: It's easy. Go up Main Street about three bocks. And then, turn left. It'sright beside the post office. A

A. Y ou can't miss it

B. Y ou can find it, no problem

C. Here you are

D. There you go again

9. Tom: Hey, Ellen. Look at this! We can stay in a big hotel or we can stay in a little cabin by the

beach.

Ellen: Y ou know, I really don't like those big hotels.

Tom: B _ Let's stay in a cabin It'II be much nicer right beside the ocean.

A. Me, too

B. Neither do I

C. Nor am I

D. I'm not, either

10. Kenji: Hi, a bunch of us are going to Bangkok for dinner tomorrow night. How

about coming with us?

Debbie : D

A. Great. Talk to you then

B. No big deal

C. Y es, please

D. Sure. I'd love to

11. Marta: I like the red shirt than the black one.

Allen: Reallv? A? I kind of like the black one.

Marta: The red one is longer and a little looser so it will be more comfortable.

A. How come

B. Why not

C. How much

D. So what

12. David: Let's go picnicking. It's Sunday, a day for fun and relaxation.

Susan: But you know I must go to chur

David: Oh, no. D What a pleasant day. Come on.

Susan: Actually, it brings me peace of mind, and it's somewhat a kind of relaxa-tion to me.

A. Never mind.

B. That's all right.

C. Y ou said it.

D. Forget it!

13. John: Kathy! How are you? It's been ages! What are you doing these days?

Kathy: I just opened my own restaurant. I'm also head chef.

John: A Y ou've always hated cooking.

Kathy: Well, I used to hate cooking, but now I love it.

A. Y ou're kiddingl

B. What should I say of youl

C. Y ou are telling me!

D. It's very kind of you.

14. Tom: I went to a car exhibition. The hydrogen car impressed me most.___A__

Mud: Hydrogen car? Y ou mean the car will burn hydrogen?

T om :.

A. Yes, you got it

B. Y es, you made it

C. Come and get it

D. Forget it

15. Student A: We are holding a party tonight. Do come over to have some fun.

Student B: Thanks for asking. But I get a test tomorrow. So I have to stay up to- night.

Student A: Oh, no! Y ou poor guy _ B

A. Take care

B. Take it easy .

C. Mind you

D. Between you and me

Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)

Directions:There are 4 passages in this part. Each of the passages is followed by 5questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.

Passage One

In March, Monster. com CEO Jeff Taylor water-skied 3. 3 miles across Florida's St.Andrews Bay, pulled by the company's blimp hovering 20 feet above the water. His mis-sion was to beat British daredevil and Virgin CEO Richard Branson's record of l. 5 milesdoing the same stunt. But while Taylor earned the bragging rights, the online job site'smarketing team probably pegged themselves the true winner.

Taylor's gimmick is one example of how dot-coms in a crowded space-in this case~job sites,

of which there are no fewer than 50-are scrambling to differentiate themselves.Not every online career company CEO needs to risk life and limb to stand out, but it'sworth doing something to grab market share : According to Forrester Research, the marketis estimated to be $1 billion this year, and as much as $ 7 billion by 2005.

It won't be easy to make it. The 50-odd career sites are trying to generate revenuethree ways: charging job seekers to look at postings, collecting fees from recruiters whopost jobs, and posting on-site advertisements. Forrester predicts that the main source ofrevenue for job sites will come from advertising-nearly 55 percent by 2005. Sites need toincrease traffic to attract online advertisers, and one of the main ways to increase traffic is offline advertising.The field is thinning fast-the top 10 job sites capture 70 percent of the online recrui- ting revenue, according to current statistics. But even that number may be too many forconsumers to remember.

Marissa Gluck, an Internet analyst with Jupiter Communications, notes that few inthe category have the kind of brand recognition that counts, and none have much time to build one. "The Jolly Green Giant and Toucan Sam were built over decades, " she says."Y ou can't franchise a brand overnight. " Adds Randall Rothenberg, editor in chief ofBooz-Allen &- Hamilton's business publication strategy + business, "It's part of the over-all branding problem on the Web, where you have several apparent commodity productsgoing into the ad marketplace at exactly the same time-all with pretty similar messages. Itbecomes a wash, and the advertising cancels each other out. "

So with the heat turned up, we evaluated the marketing efforts of three job sites. Our mission:to see if their ad strategies are doing a good job at differentiation and branding, or whether any are heading for the unemployment heap.

16. The real purpose of Jeff Taylor's water-skiing acting was C .

A. to create a new water-skiing record

B. to defeat V irgin CEO Richard Branson

C. to attract the pubtlic's attention and improve Monster. com's popularity

D. to show that he was brave enough to risk his life

17. According to Forrester's report, the main source of revenue for job sites will come from all the following EXCEPT A in the near future.

A. charging online visitors

B. collecting fees from companies which announce job advertisements

C. charging job seekers

D. charging business advertisements

18. According to current report, which of the following statement is NOT true?D__D___

A. There are more than 50 dot-com companies that deal with advertising jobs.

B. The job market will be more and more promising.

C. Job seekers and recruiters find it difficult to remember all thejob sites even the top tens.

D. The 70 percent of the job dot-coms take up most of the online recruiting reve-nues.

19. According to many researchers, the main problem on the Web many dot-coms face IS B

A. no apparent commodity products

B. lack of brand recognition

C. too many similar messages

D. short of recruiting revenues

20. From this passage, we can conclude that job sites are to exert themselves to grab the market

share by D

A. developing effective ad strategies at differentiation and branding

B. focusing on the unemployment people

C. multiplying the sources of their revenues

D. all of the above

Passage Two

Placing a human being behind the wheel of an automobile often has the same curiouseffect as cutting certain fibers in the brain. The result in either case is more primitive be-havior. Hostile feelings are apt to be expressed in an aggressive way.

The same man who will step aside for a stranger at a doorway will, when behind thewheel, risk an accident trying to beat another motorist through an intersection. The im-portance of emotional factors in automobile accidents is gaining recognition. Doctors andother scientists have concluded that the highway death toll resembles an epidemic andshould be investigated as such.

Dr. Ross A. McFarland, Associate Professor of Industrial Hygiene at the HarvardUniversity School of Public Health, said that accidents "now constitute a greater threat"to the safety of large segments of the population than diseases do.

Accidents are the leading cause of death between the ages of l and 35. About one thirdof all accidental deaths and one seventh of all accidental injuries are caused by motor vehi-cles.

Based on the present rate of vehicle registration, unless the accident rate is cut in half,one of every 10 persons in the country will be killed or injured in a traffic accident in thenext 15 years.

Research to find the underlying causes of accidents and to develop ways to detect' driv-ers who are apt to cause them is being conducted at universities and medical centers. Hereare some of their findings so far.

A man drives as he lives. If he is often in trouble with collection agencies, the courts,and police, chances are he will have repeated automobile accidents. Accident repeaters usu-ally are egocentric, exhibitionistic, resentful of authority, impulsive, and lacking in socialresponsibility. As a group, they can be classified as borderline psychopathic personalities,according to Dr. McFarland.

The suspicion, however, that accident repeaters could be detected in advance byscreening out persons with more hostile impulses is false. A study at the University of Col-orado showed that there were just as many overly hostile persons among those who had noaccidents as among those with repeated accidents.

Psychologists currently are studying Denver high school pupils to test the validity of this concept. They are making psychological evaluations of the pupils to see whether sub- sequent driving records will bear out their thesis.

21. The author believes that, behind the wheel of an automobile, some peopleact A

A. as though they were uncivilized

B. as though their brain fibers needed cutting

C. as though they wanted to repress (抑制) hostile feeling

D. as though they should change their attitudes from hostility to amicability

22. Dr. McFarland emphasizes the great menace of accidents by comparing it to C

A. hostile attitudes

B. psychopathic behavior

C. an epidemic

D. antisocial behavior

23. Which of the following statement is true, according to the article?_____C__

A. The accident rate will be reduced in the next few years.

B. Motor vehicle registration will cause an increase in accidents in the future.

C. Unless the accident is decreased, ten per cent of the American population will be killed or injured in motor accidents in the next 15 years.

D. There is no hope that the accident rate will decrease during the next 15 years.

24. According to the article, studies at leading universities have shown that accident repeaters B

A. are in trouble with collection agencies

B. cannot be discovered on the basis of generally hostile attitudes

C. drive entirely differently from the way they usually live

D. can be detected in advance

25. According to Dr. McFarland, accident repeaters are D

A. criminally insane

B. neurotic

C. shy

D. borderline psychopatnic cases Passage Three

Accidents are the major cause of death for all young people under 35. They are thefourth most frequent cause of death for all age groups in the U. S. -fourth only to heartdisease, cancer and stroke. Each year thousands of Americans lose their lives in accidents,and thousands are permanently crippled.

By far the most common types of home accidents are falls. Each year over ten thou-sand Americans meet death in this way, within the four walls of their home, or in yards around their house. Nine out of ten of the victims are over 65. But people of all ages expe-rience serious injuries as a result of home falls. It is impossible to guess Iresult from falls, but they must run into millions.

Falls can be a problem for all ages. In the process of growing up, children or teenagersoften will fall. Fortunately their bodies are springy, so they may suffer only skinnedknees, bumps and bruises. But in an older person, the same fall may cause a broken arm,leg, and hip or other injury that requires hospitalization or medical care. As a person grows older, he may not fall any more often, but the results usually are more serious and mayeven be fatal.

Preschool children are often killed by falls from open windows and porches. Their nor-mal curiosity and the urge to climb lead them to dangerous heights. Therefore, it is aparent's duty to keep small children away from stairways, open windows and porch railing.Gates, bars, and other means of protection should be used whenever possible.

Adults fall because they don't look where they are going. Running or taking two stepsat a time invites faLls. In trying to save an extra trip up the stairs by loading his arms withbundles or boxes that keep him from seeing where he is going, an adult may find it safer tomake an extra trip.

26. The most common type of home accidents is B

A. choking

B. falling

C. drowning

D. burning

27. In this passage the author states that C

A. seat belts save lives

B. most accidents are avoidabLe

C. heart disease is the greatest killer of Americans

D. the death rate from work-related injuries is mcreasing

28. Most victims of falls are at least 65 years of age because B

A. old people fall more often than younger people

B. bones become stiff and brittle with age

C. elderly people take unnecessary risks

D. oLd people don't look where they are going as a result of poor eyesight

29. Adults are injured in falls as a result of C

A. boldness

B. dizziness

C. carelessness

D. weakness

30. From the passage we may conclude that D

A. as a cause of death in America, accidents rank first

B. the risk of accidents increases with a person's age

C. the head is injured more than any other part of the body

D. most people do not realize how serious falls can be

Passage Four

Anna Douglas was seventy-two years old when she started writing her newspaper coL- umn. She had been the director of a school before she retired, but she needed to keep busy. She was even willing to work without pay. That was the reason she found a volun- teer job with an agency. The agency that she chose to work for was a business that helped other businesses find jobs for old people. Every day she talked with other retired people like herself. By talking, she recognized two things. Old people had abilities that were not being used. OLd people aLso had problems-mostly problems with communication.

Mrs. Douglas found a new purpose for herself. Through the years, from time to time she had written stories about people for national magazines. Now there was a new subject;old people like herself. She began to write a newspaper column called "Over Sixty", whichfocuses on getting old. She writes about the problems of old people, especially their prob-lems with being misunderstood.

Anna Douglas uses her thinking ability to see the truth behind a problem She under-stands the reasons why problems begin. She understands old people and young people,too. For example, one of her readers said that his grandchildren left the house as soon ashe came to visit. Mrs. Douglas suggested some ways for him to increase understandingwith his grandchildren. She told him to listen to young people's music and to watch themost popular television shows.

"It's important to know something about your grandchildren's world," says Mrs.Douglas. "But most of all, keep your mind open Do not close out other people Listen tothe other people in your family. Keep on talking. And above all else, keep on listening andcommunicating. Y ou stop living when you stop sharing ideas with other. "

31. Mrs. Douglas, aged 72, is D

A. the director of an agency

B. the director of a school

C. a business manager

D. a columnist

32. What Mrs. Douglas needs is B

A. money

B. to keep busy

C. an easy life

D. to talk with old people

33. By talking with retired people Anna Douglas recognized C

A that old people had ability b ut they were not willing to use it

B. that old people had lots of questions to ask

C. that old people had difficulty in using their ability and making themselves un-derstood

D. that old people were not interested in communication

34. Anna Douglas' newspaper column C

A. is about thinking

B. has ideas for youngsters

C. discusses the problems of old people

D. contains mostly funny stories

35. According to Mrs. Douglas, what do old people need to learn to do?____B_

A. How to work.

B. How to listen.

C. How to criticize.

D. How to complain. Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: There are 40 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence thereare 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a singte line through the center

36. The man B himself in a newspaper.

A. hid

B. buried

C. burst

D. covered

37. In the course of a day students do far more than A classes.

A. attending

B. attended

C. to attend

D. attend

38. The first, second, and the third prizes went to Jack, Tom and Henry, C

A. partially

B. equally

C. respectively

D. differently

39. There was, by common B , a serious unemployment problem.

A. content

B. consent

C. agreement

D. knowledge

40. He A a violent attack on my handling of the affair.

A. launched into

B. launched out

C. launched for

D. launched against

41. It is B that all applicants must sit a written exam.

A. laid off

B. laid down

C. laid out

D. laid up

42. It was wrong for a man to B his feelings from his wife.

A. conceive

B. conceal

C. comprehend

D. conclude

43. The news of the pay cuts out quickly.

A. leaked

B. leant

C. discovered

D. found '

44. This play A itself to performance by children.

A. borrows

B. rents

C. lends

D. devotes

45. I wish Dad would stop C on my phone conversations with my friends.

A. listening

B. listening to

C. listening in

D. listening for

46. She her son by giving him too much money.__D____

A. damaged

B. hurt

C. harmed

D. spoiled

47. The captain of the ship B the passengers that there was no danger.

A. insisted

B. assured

C. ensured

D. confined

48. The enemy had no way out but D

A. surrendering

B. to be surrendered

C. surrender

D. to surrender

49. At the head of the valley we turned left and B the summit.

A. went for

B. made for

C. held up

D. set up

50. Many a boy and many a girl D the film.

A. have seen

B. is seen

C. shall have seen

D. has seen

51. When Mr. John gets old, his son will B over the business from him.

A. think

B. take

C. hand

D. get

52. His wife was so lazy that she had their house B

A. painting

B. painted

C. being painted

D. be painted

53. His hair is so long that it needs .

A. cutting up

B. to cut

C. cutting

D. being cut

54. After a few drinks they B and began to enjoy themselves.

A. loosened

B. loosened up

C. untied up

D. freeci

55. D , we decided to contract him to erect the bridge.

A. A1l things considering

B. Having considering a.ll things

C. Considering all things

D. A1l things considered

56. I consider it a pleasure to watch the face of A baby.

A. a sleeping

B. a sleep

C. a slept

D. sleeping

57. The scientists decided the key to whether we feel happy or unhappy after sloep C in the sleeper's psychological factors.

A. depends

B. relies

C. lies

D. stays

58. B the dominance of the major parties, most elected officials in the U. S. are either Republicans or Democrats.

A In case of B. As a consequence of

C. For fear of

D. In spite of

59. He hasn't enough money for food, D amusements.

A. let off

B. lean against

C. leave alone

D. let alone

60. The travelers were told that the supermarket was D easy reach of the guide's village.

A. from

B. to

C. at

D. within

61. Since the expressway is closed this morning, it must B there last night.

A. snowed

B. have snowed

C. snow

D. have to snow

62. Dr. Black believes that people who appear in your dreams, C you are on awakening.

A. as many…as happy

B. the more…the more happy

C. the more…the happier

D. the most…the happiest

63. A, the football match will be resumed on Friday.

A. Weather permitting

B. Weather permits

C. Weather is permitting

D. Weather permitted

64. Some individuals seem to be capable of freeing themselves from outside distraction in the

B of the noisiest crowds.

A. middle

B. midst

C. center

D. depth

65. Most violence-related toys affect the role of play in helping children make better D of their own feeling and interpret the world.

A. knowledge

B. realization

C. emotion

D. sense

66. The boy was B of stealing money from his classmates.

A. inspected

B. suspected

C. respected

D. doubted

67. Jack C matchboxes ever since he left school.

A. collected

B. collects

C. has been collecting

D. was collecting

68. Neither John nor his sister D the key to the car.

A. has took

B. have taken

C. were taking

D. has taken

69. The government has launched a B for saving water.

A campus B. camp C. campaign D. meeting

70. He can't run a hundred yards, B a mile.

A. less than

B. still less

C. no less .

D. less even

71. Let us join them in doing the work, D ?

A. shall we

B. will you

C. should we

D. can not you

72. If only he . his homework last week.____D___

A. finished

B. has finished

C. should have finished

D. had finished

73. The reason why he was late for class this morning is D his mother had sud-denly fallen ill.

A. because

B. for

C. because of

D. that

74. Since their house is dark now, they D for London.

A. could leave

B. might leave

C. must leave

D. must have left

75. lt's high time that they to do the experiment.___C____

A. begin

B. had begun

C. began

D. were begun

Part W Cloze T est (10 points)

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the fotlowing passage. For each numbered blank ,there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer onthe ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.

In social life, time plays a very important part. In the United States, guests tend tofeel they are not highly regarded if the invitation to a dinner party is extended only three orfour days before the party date. 76 this is not true in all countries. In other areas of theworld, it may be considered foolish to make an appointment too far in 77 because planswhich are made for a date more than a week away tend to be forgotten。

The 78 of time differ in different parts of the world. 79 , misunderstandingsarise between people from cultures that treat time differently. Promlitness is much 80 in American life, for example. If people are not prompt, they may be regarded as impoliteor not fully 81 . In the U. S. i when equals meet, a person who is five minutes late is 82 to make a short apology. If he is less than five minutes late, he will say a few wordsof explanation, though perhaps he will not 83 the sentence. To Americans, forty mi- nutes of waiting is the beginning of the "insult period". No matter 84 is said in apolo-gy, there is little that can remove the destruction done by an hour's wait. 85 in someother countries, a forty minute waiting period was not unusual.

76. A. Then B. But C. So D. Also____B____

77. A. advance B. ahead C. front D. time____A___

78. A. means B. meanings C. significance D. senses___B___

79. A. Even B. Moreover C. Thus D. Ever __C____

80. A treasured B. valued C. expended D. priced___B____

81. A acceptable B. responsible C. reasonable D. accountable____B___

82. A expected B. wanted C. asked D. hoped__A______

83. A. achieve B. fulfill C. complete D. accomplish__C____

84. A how B. who C. what D. which___C___

85. A. So B. If . C. Y et D. Even___C_____

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