1. —You’ve been busy, haven’t you?

— B .

A. I was busy last week

B. Yes, I’ve been working hard on my paper

C. I will get busy with my English studies

D. I’d like to get busy like our teachers.

2. —Would you please hold these bags for me?

— C

A. That’s very kind of you indeed.

B. What are these bags?

C. Yes, with pleasure.

D. Are these bags very important to you?

3. —Is it all right that I go home early tonight?

— B

A. There’s no worry.

B. Yes, go ahead.

C. No, not at all.

D. Is that so?

4. —What’s after the play?

— D

A. Is it very interesting?

B. I don’t mind watching this play.

C. That’s all right.

D. I’m not sure. May be it’s a football match.

5. —Here’s my car. Do you want a ride?

— A .

A. That’s possible

B. Not at all

C. That’s very kind of you. Thanks

D.I think so


Passage 1

Most people feel lonely sometimes, but it usually lasts between a few minutes and a few hours. This kind of loneliness is not serious. In fact, it’s quite normal. For some people, though, loneliness can last for years. Researchers say there’re three different kinds of loneliness.

The first kind of loneliness is temporary (暂时的). This is the most common type. It usually disappear quickly and does not require any special attention. The second kind, situational loneliness, is a result of a particular situation – for example, a family problem, or the death of a loved one. Although this kind of loneliness can cause physical problems, such as headaches and sleeplessness, it usually doe not last for more than a year.

The third kind of loneliness is the most severe. Chronic (长期的) loneliness lasts more than two years and has no specific cause. People who experience habitual loneliness have problems socializing and becoming close to others. Unfortunately, many chronically lonely people think there’s little they can do to improve their condition.

Psychologists are trying to find ways to help habitually lonely people for two reasons: they are unhappy and unable to socialize and there is a connection between chronic loneliness and serious illness such as heart disease. While temporary and situational loneliness can be a normal and healthy part of life, chronic loneliness can be a very sad dangerous condition.

6. How would you treat temporary loneliness according to the passage? B

A. Talk to friends.

B. Just ignore it.

C. Go to see a doctor.

D. Ask your teachers for guidance.

7. ―It‖ in the last sentence of the second paragraph refers to B .

A. temporary loneliness

B. situational loneliness

C. a family problem

D. sleeplessness

8. The topic of the fourth paragraph is that A .

A. one problem of loneliness is a person’s social contacts.

B. we depend on various people for different reasons

C. lonely people don’t have many social problems

D. lonely people don’t have many friends

9. Why do psychologists want to help chronically lonely people? B

A. Chronic loneliness can cause family problems.

B. Chronic loneliness can cause serious illness.

C. Chronic loneliness can not be overcome.

D. Chronic loneliness is a harmful to society.

10. What is the best tile for the passage? A

A. Three Kinds of Loneliness.

B. Loneliness and Disease.

C. Loneliness and Social Contacts.

D. Chronic Loneliness.

Passage 2


Bicycle tour and race

A bike tour and race will be held on August 26 and 27 (Sat, & Sun.). At 5:30 a.m. the riders will leave Tian’ anmen square and ride the first 35 kilometers as a training leg. Then the next 55 kilometer leg, from Yanjiao to Jixian, will be the first competitive part of the tour. The riders and their bikes will then be taken from Jixian to Changli.

The second racing leg of the tour will be from Changli to the seaside of Nandaihe, covering a distance of 20 kilometers. Saturday night includes the stay at Nandaihe and supper. Sunday morning is free for play at the seaside. At noon all the people and their bikes will be taken back to Beijing.

Cost: 200 Yuan

Telephone: 4675027

Brazilian footballers

The Brazilian Foot ball Club will play Beijing Guo’an Team at the Workers Stadium on August 26. The club has four national team players. Also coming is 1994 US Would Cup star Romario who has promised to play for at least 45 minutes.

Ticket prices: 60, 100, 150 Y uan

Time/Date: 4:30 pm. August 26 (Sat.)

Telephone: 5012372


The Third National Rock Climbing Competition will be held on August 26-27 at the Huairou Mountain-climbing Training Base. More than 10 teams from Beijing. Wuhan, Dalian, Jilin and other places will take part in it. A Japanese team will give an exhibition climbing. Free for spectators (观众).

Take a long-distance bus from Dongzhimen to Huairou.

Time/Date: 9-12 a.m., August 26 and 27

Telephone: 7143177, 7144850, Wang Zhenghua

11. The main purpose of announcing the above events is to give information about C .

A. visiting teams

B. famous players

C. things to do for the weekend

D. prices to pay for the sports events

12. If you take part in the bike tour, you will ride for D .

A. 35 kilometers

B. 55 kilometers

C. 75 kilometers

D. 110 kilometers

13. The underlined word ―leg‖ in ―Bicycle tour and race‖ probably means D .

A. race

B. practice

C. part of the training

D. part of the tour

14. What is special about the rock climbing competition? B

A. A foreign team takes part in it.

B. You can watch it without paying.

C. You don't have to be a sportsman to take part.

D. The bus trip to the place of the competition is free.

15. If you want to find something to do for Saturday afternoon, which telephone number will you

call? C



C. 50l2372



16. You can hardly imagine Jane _B___ the housework all by herself.

A. to do

B. doing

C. do

D. did

17. You _A___ out yesterday without a coat. No wonder you caught cold.

A. shouldn’t have gone

B. mustn’t have gone

C. couldn’t have gone

D. needn’t have gone

18. It’s a beautiful dress, but I don’t think it _C___ the price you paid for.

A. worthwhile

B. worthy

C. worth

D. cost

19. __D__ you’ve found, you must give it back to the person it belongs to.

A. Whichever

B. No matter how

C. However

D. Whatever

20. Shocked at what he had just been told, Julian put his phone down as if he __C___ a ghost.

A. just saw

B. has just seen

C. had just seen

D. were just seeing


Nowhere 21 seen a more untidy office than my friend Jame’s. Everywhere there are papers and books. Not only 22 never to be cleaned out, but also I do not think it is ever aired, for at no time have I seen any of the windows open. Often I have 23 James that he should open

one, but each time he answered, ―Not just now, Henry, later‖. Luckily I do not have to go there very often nor do I stay there longer than I have to. Strangely enough, James is quite tidy outside his office. Only once have I seen him with a dirty 24 , for example. Nor is he careless about things like invitations. At no time 25 been known to forget a party, and no sooner does he receive an invitation 26 he answers it. Unfortunately, his office is quite differently run. Perhaps he does not like such a work. In his garden in the evenings and 27 , James is happy as soon as he gets home from the office. He begins to work in the garden. Always he seems to have some work to do there, and nowhere in his garden is there a curlier which is not tidy and well looked 28 . Seldom have I seen prettier flowers, or healthier vegetables, or smoother, greener grass than in James garden. Really. I think he ought 29 a farmer, so good is he 30 such work.

21. A. have I B. do I C. I have D. I do A

22. A. does it seem B. it does seem C. it seems D. is it seem A

23. A. hinted B. suggested C. asked D. mentioned B

24. A. dog B. collar C. caller D. dollar B

25. A. will he B. he will C. has he D. he has C

26. A. than B. as C. and D. when A

27. A. in week-ends B. in week-end C. by week-ends D. at week-ends D

28. A. about B. after C. at D. for B

29. A. work as B. to go C. to have been D. become C

30. A. for B. at C. in D. with B


31. If you travel by ship across the Pacific Ocean, you cross the International line.


32. People always hate mice, but one mouse won the people’s heart of the whole world.


33. We admire him although he makes a lot of mistakes; after all he is a great man.




My Views on the Internet

Internet plays an important role in our life. First, The world gets smaller and communication becomes easier and faster, because through the Internet we can get to know people from all over the world. Besides, we can work at home by sending email and accessing online information. Finally, online shopping makes our life more convenient.

But as many other modern inventions, Internet has its problems. For instance, there is too much junk information on the net, and it wastes our time. Even worse, some evil persons commit crimes using the Internet technology.

Thousands of people have fallen in love with the Internet. It’s necessary to adopt stricter administration measures so that it will serve us better.



1. —Could you turn the radio down a little?

— A

A. Yes, of course

B. I’d be delighted to. Which word?

C. Yes. I’ve already put the radio down

D. I don’t want to turn it off

2. —Is there anything I can do for you?

— B .

A. I feel it is unnecessary

B. No, thank you just the same

C. It’s impossible

D. There’s no need

3. —Have a good day!

— C

A. Me, too.

B. I hope so.

C. You, too.

D. It’s a wonderful day, isn’t it?

4. —I’m sorry. I gave you the wrong message.

— D

A. Oh, I’m sorry that you did.

B. How foolish of you to do so.

C. The wrong message? Oh, yes, you did!

D. Oh, that’s all right. Please be careful next time, though.

5. —It seems that you’re very careless in your spelling.

— C .

A. Oh, that’ll be OK

B. I’m not sure

C. Oh, no, that’s terrible

D. yes, I’m always very careful


Passage 1

Most of us can find 15 minutes or half an hour each day for some specific regular activity. It may be a free period or a regular wait, say in the queue for a bus or meal --- even while eating breakfast. One famous surgeon always made it a rule to spend at least 15 minutes on general reading before he went to sleep each night. Whether he went to bed at 10 pm or 2:30 am made no difference. Even if you cannot keep to this kind of discipline, it is a good idea to make sure you always have a general interest book in your pocket. Don’t forget it should be a book which entertains you and the English must not be too difficult for you.

Nearly all ―speed reading‖ courses have a ―pacing‖ element --- some timing device which lets the student know how many words a minute he is reading. You can do this simply by looking at your watch every 5 or 10 minutes and noting down the page number you have reached. Check the average number of words per page for the particular book you are busy reading. Well, this is difficult at first. A friend can help by timing you over a set period, or you can read within hearing distance of a public clock which strikes the quarter hours. Pace yourself every three or four days, always with the same kind of easy, general interest book. You should soon notice your habitual w.p.m. rate creeping up.

6. The passage recommends setting aside C for reading practice.

A. two hours a day

B. one hour a day

C. 15 minutes or half an hour a day

D. three minutes a day before meal

7. One famous surgeon always made it a rule to read B .

A. 15 minutes at 10 pm each night

B. for at least 15 minutes at bedtime

C. no matter it was early or late

D. whenever he had a spare moment

8. It is a good idea always to carry in your packet D .

A. a book you will never forget

B. a serious book

C. several books of various kinds

D. an easy and interesting English book

9. According to the passage, a ―pacing‖ device A .

A. measures a student’s reading speed

B. is not included in most speed reading courses

C. is an aid to vocabulary learning

D. should be used whenever we read alone

10. Looking at your watch every 5 or 10 minutes D .

A. avoids the need for reading faster

B. is not the same as pacing

C. is not easy at first

D. helps you to remember the page number you were at last time


Old Japanese living alone can now hire a ―family‖ for lunch and a few hours’ pleasant talk. Just give them a telephone call and ask for, say, a daughter, son-in-law and grandchild. They will show up at your door, and greet you emotionally as if they hadn’t seen you for years.

Some 15 couples have so far hired ―families‖. ―We have nearly 80 people on the waiting list.‖ Said the president of the company that offers such services, ―What is common about these senior citizens is that they are thirsty for human love. We are helping them make their dreams come true.‖

Where once big families with three or more generations living together were common, now numbers are reducing fast. In cities there are very few indeed. Many old people see their families only rarely, if at all. This may be because the children’s bosses have sent them to a distant city, even abroad, or just because busy family members cannot find time to visit their parents.

―We’ve seen many cases in which parent-children relations are not in a happy state,‖ company president continues. ―When a son finally visits his parents after a long while, it is often just to ask for money or for them to let him have their property(财产)early.‖

Loneliness is not a one-way street. ―One young mother came to us to ask about grandparents,‖ he added.

The company is now developing into other fields. Their services include providing

―employees‖ for businessmen to scold and ―lovers‖ for young people unlucky in love. Company’s ―lovers‖ for hire is not a service to be misunderstood, company president makes clear.

―You shouldn’t think about our lover too romantically,‖ he said, ―She’s there to act as an adviser on how to find a girlfriend.‖

11. Old couples in Japan hire family members C .

A. to ask for help when they are ill

B. to realize their big-family dreams

C. to seek love and comfort

D. to strengthen parent-children relations

12. In the sentence ―what is common about t hese senior citizens is that they are thirsty for human love‖, ―senior citizens‖ could best be replaced by D .

A. high-ranking officials in cities

B. rich old couples living in cities

C. respectable ladies and gentlemen

D. old people

13. Which of the following is not the reason that Japanese grown-ups seldom visit their parents? C

A. They are too busy.

B. They work in distant cities.

C. They can’t afford expensive visits to their parents.

D. Their relations are not very tight.

14. ―Loneli ness is not a one-way street‖ means th at A .

A. both the old and the young will feel lonely

B. living alone is not a one-way street

C. young mother with a little child will feel lonely

D. one young mother will hire ―grandparents‖ for the ir child

15. When a Japanese young man hires a ―lover‖, B .

A. she will be his lover

B. she will offer him valuable advice on love affairs

C. she will bring him a girlfriend

D. she will tell him her own love story


16. As a public relations officer, he is said B some very influential people.

A. to have been knowing

B. to have known

C. to be knowing

D. to know

17. I was not satisfied with my school performance. B .

A. Neither my parents were.

B. Neither were my parents.

B. Nor did my parents. D. Nor my parents were

18. The committee suggested that the new construction project B .

A. will be canceled

B. be canceled

C. should cancel

D. was canceled

19. We all thought C important that you should obey the company rules.

A. this

B. that

C. it

D. which

20. John regretted A to the meeting last week.

A. not going

B. not to go

C. not having been going

D. not to be going


Many of the world’s pollution problems have been caused by the crowding of large groups of people into cities. Satisfying the 21 of the people leads to further polluting by industry. If the rapid increase in human population 22 at the present rate (比率), there may be much greater harm. Some scientists speak of the 23 in number of people as ―Population Pollution‖.

About 2000 years ago, the world 24 was probably about 250 million. It reached a billion in 1850. By 1930 the population was two billion. It is 25 three and a half billion. It is expected to double by the year 2000. If the population continues to grow at the same 26 , there would be 25 billion people in the world a hundred years from now.

Man has been using the earth’s 27 more and more rapidly over the years. Some of them are almost gone. Now many people believe that man’s greatest 28 is how to control the growth of this population. The materials in the world will not support the human population in time to come if the present rate of increase continues. 29 there is over crowding in the cities and hunger in some countries. Can man’s rate of increa se continue?

Many people believe that human survival (幸存者) in the future 30 on the answer to the question.

21. A. needs B. supplies C. service D. supports A

22. A. stops B. continues C. slows down D. adds to B

23. A. increase B. reduce C. country D. improvement A

24. A. people B. situation C. population D. land C

25. A. now B. in the past C. in the future D. then A

26. A. place B. time C. rate D. result C

27. A coal B. oil C. mines D. resources D

28. A. problem B. power C. plan D. idea A

29. A. Already B. Yet C. Still D. Often A

30. A. feeds B. lives C. keeps D. depends D


31. Inside, this large plane looks more like a high building than a plane.


32. He wanted to help all the wounded people no matter which side they were fighting for.


33. The farmer didn’t spend much time working on his farm.





Letter of Apology

Dear friend,

Please accept my apologies for offending you yesterday afternoon. I know I was being very rude at the moment, but I really didn’t mean to hurt you. But you know, I am short-tempered by

nature, and sometimes I just can’t control myself. Now I understand I was wrong.And I’m very sorry for the unpleasant words I said to you in a hot temper.

Will you forgive me and accept my apology? If you are free tonight, will you come to dinner at my house?I’ve cooked something nice, and maybe we can have a nice talk over the meal and forget about the whole thing.

Yours sincerely,




1. —Hello, my name is Angus.


A. Nice to meet you.

B. How are you?

C. I’m glad to hear that.

D. Hello, Jim. How are things with you?

2. —What’s the fare to the museum?


A. Two hours

B. Two o’clock

C. Two seats

D. Two dollars

3. —Could you give me a hand with the box?


A. Yes, please

B. Sure, here you are

C. Sure, it’s my pleasure

D. No, of course not

4. —That radio’s pretty loud. Could you turn it down, please?


A.Sorry. Was I disturbing you?

B.Yes, I’d love to.

C.I don’t think so.

D.I’m glad to.

5. —What do you think of his suggestion?


A. No, I don’t think so

B. It’s hard to say, really

C. Sorry, I’ve forgot

D. I never think of him


Passage 1

Betty and Harold have been married for years. But one thing still puzzles old Harold. How is it that he can leave Betty and her friend Joan sitting on the sofa, talking, go out to a ballgame, come back three and a half hours later, and they’re still sitting on the sofa, talking?

What in the world, Harold wonders, do they have to talk about?

Betty shrugs. Talk? We’re friends.

Researching this matter called friendship, psychologist Lillian Rubin spent two years interviewing more than two hundred women and men. No matter what their age, their job, their sex, the results were completely clear. Women have more friendships than men, and the difference in the content and the quality of those friendships is ―marked and unmistakable‖.

More than two-thirds of the single men Rubin interviewed could not name a best friend. Those who could were likely to name a woman. Yet three-quarters of the single women had no

problem naming a best friend, and almost always it was a woman. More married men than women named their wife/husband as a best friend, most trusted person, or the one they would turn to in time of emotional distress(情感危机). ―Most women,‖says Rubin, ―identified at least one, usually more, trusted friends to whom they could turn in a troubled moment, and they spoke openly about the importance of these relationships in their lives‖.

―In general,‖ writes Rubin in her new book, ―women’s friendships with each other rest on shared emotions and support, but men’s relationships are marked by shared activities.‖ For the most part, Rubin says , interactions (交往) between men are emotionally controlled—a good fit with the social r equirements of ―manly behavior‖.

―Even when a man is said to be a best friend,‖Rubin writes, ―the two share little about their innermost feelings. Whereas a woman’s closest female friend might be the first to tell her to leave a failing marriage, it wasn’t unusual to hear a man say he didn’t know his friend’s marriage was in serious trouble until he appeared one night asking if he could sleep on the sofa.‖

6. What old Harold cannot understand or explain is the fact that B .

A. he is treated as an outsider rather than a husband

B. women have so much to share

C. women show little interest in ballgames

D. his wife is difficult to talk to

7. Rubin’s study shows that for emotional support a married wo man is more likely to turn to

B .

A. a male friend

B. a female friend

C. her parents

D. her husband

8. According to the text, which type of behavior is NOT expected of a man by society? C

A. Ending his marriage without good reason.

B. Spending too much time with his friends.

C. Complaining about his marriage trouble.

D. Going out to ballgames too often.

9. Which of the following statements is best supported by the last paragraph? A

A. Men keep their innermost feeling to themselves.

B. Women are more serious than men about marriage.

C. Men often take sudden action to end their marriage.

D. Women depend on others in making decisions.

10. The research done by psychologist Rubin centers on B .

A. happy and successful marriage

B. friendships of men and women

C. emotional problems in marriage

D. interactions between men and women


There is no doubt that man is a member of the animal kingdom. Anyone who has thought about this fact seriously must have wondered how it has come about that man has achieved a position so supreme(最高的)among the myriad(无数的) kinds of animal life. Two characteristics of man, in comparison with all other animals, that stand out above all others are the creation and use of tools and the development and use of language. Since no other animals have achieved these abilities, it must be assumed that man’s evolutionary development led to his capacity to create and use tools and to devise and use language.

Once these abilities and practices evolved, they probably became driving forces in the further

evolution of man. Those members of the species who become most proficient(精通的) in the fabrication of tools and in the command of language and thought would tend to survive and maintain their kind for good, at the expense of those of lesser ability.

11. Which of the following statements best expresses the main idea of the passage? A

A. Tools and language are either the effects or the causes of human evolution.

B. No other animals have achieved human abilities.

C. Among the animals, only man is able to use tools and language.

D. Man owns his capacity to making use of tools and language.

12. ―Animal kingdom‖ in the passage refers to C .

A. the place where all animals live

B. the animal society

C. all kinds of animals, including man

D. the forest with animals

13. One important condition for man’s evolution is D .

A. the animal kingdom

B. a supreme position

C. the myriad kinds

D. his natural capacity

14. The phrase ―come about‖ in the passage is likely to mean ____A____.

A. happened

B. appeared

C. arrived

D. succeeded

15. The last sentence suggests that B .

A. those of lesser ability would be very expensive

B. in order to survive, man has to sacrifice some other animals

C. those who become proficient in making tools can speak well

D. language and thought could be acquired by man


16. An American inspection team had looked B sites in January.

A. after

B. over

C. on

D. into

17. The cinema is about two miles from the downtown area and there are many shopping centers

A .

A. in between

B. far apart

C. among them

D. from each other

18. He drove so fast, as the car came round the corner, it ran A an old woman coming from the opposite side.

A. into

B. on

C. over

D. up

19. Generally speaking, a successful salesman has to talk to several D regularly, in order to sell the products.

A. lawyers

B. supporters

C. guests

D. clients

20. How much is the train C from Shanghai to Beijing?

A. fee

B. tip

C. fare

D. cost


When I was about twelve, I suddenly developed a great passion for writing poetry. I 21 all my other hobbies, such as collecting stamps, and spent all my spare time reading poetry and writing it. This habit of writing poetry 22 every possible occasion soon got me into trouble at school. 23 a lesson did not interest me, I would take out my notebook and start writing poems in class. Of course I did this very cautiously, but it was not long 24 I got caught. One day while I was busy writing a poem during a geography lesson, I looked up to find the teacher standing over me, fuming with anger 25 I was not paying attention. He tore the poem up, with a warning 26 time in his class. All the same I was convinced that I had written a good poem, so that evening I wrote it out again 27 memory. Not long 28, I read about a poetry contest and I decided to send in my poem. Weeks later, long after I had given up hope, I got a letter 29 me I had won the first prize. Everyone at school was very impressed --- except the geography teacher, who watched me more carefully than ever. He was quite 30 that I was not going to write poetry in his lesson!

21. A gave up B. developed C. followed D. forgot A

22. A. at B. on C. in D. with B

23. A. Unless B. Since C. If D. Given C

24. A. after B. ago C. when D. before D

25. A. as B. because C. therefore D. but C

26. A. not to waste B. not wasting C. not waste D. is not wasting A

27. A. with B. at C. from D. on C

28. A. before B. after C. ago D. since B

29. A. inform B. informed C. informs D. informing D

30. A. determined B. expected C. impressed D. worried A


31. We were very excited because our class won the first at last.


32.I had to get a new passport since my old one had expired.


33.There were so many students in the class that the teacher couldn’t talk to them all.




About Television

Television has both advantages and disadvantages to us. On the one hand, it can make us informed of daily news, let us know the outside world, provide lessons for the learners, and can even bring joy to our lives as well.

On the other hand, some television programs have been extremely harmful to the young. A case in point is the movies with violent scenes. Watching TV too long can do harm to our body and it’s a great distraction for us to work.

So young people should learn to get ride of the bad influences of TV and learn to make use of the advantages that TV can bring us.