TIME LIMIT: 140 MIN.
Part ⅠWRITING［45 MIN.］
SECTION A COMPOSITION［35 MIN.］
People in modern society live under a lot of pressure, from education, career, or family. So it is important for them to keep a good mood under whatever circumstances.Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words on the following topic:
THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING A GOOD MOOD
You are to write in three parts.
In the first part, state specifically what your view is.
In the second part, support your view with one or two reasons.
In the last part, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING ［10 MIN.］
Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
Your friend Clare has invited you to her house-warming party this weekend. However, you will be away then. Write her a note politely declining her invitation and expressing your best wishes to her.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy.
Part Ⅱ DICTATION［15 MIN.］
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times: During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
Part Ⅲ LISTENING COMPREHENSIO［20 MIN.］
In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A STATEMENT
In this section you will hear seven statements. At the end of each statement you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
1. Which is NOT true about the listener?
A.He works hard.
B.He drinks a lot.
C.He smokes a lot.
D.He is healthy.
2. How did the speaker feel when he heard the news?
A.He was satisfied.
B.He was annoyed.
C.He was astonished.
D.He was relieved.
3. When does the next coach leave?
4. The speaker thinks that Jane might have ____.
A.a better marriage
B.a better career
C.a better education
D.a better family life
5. What does the statement mean?
A.I am too happy to be helpful in any way.
B.I am willing but unable to help you.
C.I shall be very glad to offer my help.
D.I promise to think about how to help you.
6. What does the statement imply?
A.The man was wearing clean clothes.
B.The man was wearing improper clothes.
C.The man was wearing fanciful clothes.
D.The man was wearing dirty clothes.
7. What does the speaker mean?
A.I believe I can find you in other places as well.
B.I had no idea that I could find you here.
C.I believe that I can only find you in this place.
D.This is not the place for me to meet you.
SECTION B CONVERSATION
In this section, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
8. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A.Salesman and customer.
B.Doctor and nurse.
C.Doctor and patient.
D.Patient and patient.
9. What does the man think of his writing?
A.Writing will not be easy.
B.Writing will be less difficult.
C.Writing has been boring.
D.Writing has been enjoyable.
10. What can we learn from the conversation?
A.Cold is a kind of serious illness.
B.Cold will go away quickly.
C.You should go to see a doctor.
D.You needn’t do anything about it.
11. What did the man assume previously?
A.She would go to the bookstore.
B.She would not go to the bookstore.
C.She would go to the bookstore later.
D.She would go to another bookstore.
12. What do we know about the flight?
A.There will be a short delay.
B.There will be a long delay.
C.The flight has been canceled.
D.The condition is still uncertain.
13. What does the man say about Linda?
A.She is forgetful.
B.She is considerate.
C.She is forgiving.
D.She is careless.
4. What does the woman mean?
A.She doesn’t believe he can do it.
B.She agrees with the man.
C.She expects to see him soon.
D.She will go to the library.
15. What does the man think of the woman’s choice of clothing?
A.He thinks her choice is good.
B.He thinks her choice is terrible.
C.He doesn’t like the colour.
D.He doesn’t like the style.
16. Sam refused to take the job because ____.
A.the working hours were unsuitable
B.the job was not well paid
C.he had to do a lot of travelling
D.the job was quite difficult
17. The man sounds ____.
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
Questions 18 and 19 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
Now listen to the news.
18. The UN resolution is about international efforts in tightening control on ____.
C.weapons for terrorists
D.funding for terrorism
19. What does the UN resolution specifically require states to do?
A.To establish a financial network.
B.To revise their banking laws.
C.To increase their police force.
D.To curb regional terror activities.
Questions 20 and 21 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
Now listen to the news.
20. Altogether how many people were injured during the violence?
21.How long has the violence lasted?
A.For one day.
B.For two days.
C.For the whole summer.
D.For one year.
Question 22 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
22. After the terrorist attacks in the United States, insurance rates soared as much as ____.
Questions 23 and 24 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you ill be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
Now listen to the news.
23. Eight foreign aid workers were arrested in Afghanistan because of their ____ activities.
24. Which of the following is NOT mentioned as one of the penalties?
C.A jail term.
Question 25 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
25. According to the report, how many people are HIV-positive?
Part Ⅳ CLOZE ［15 MIN.］
Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the best choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
During McDonald’s early years French fries were made from scratch every day. Russet Burbank potatoes were (26)____, cut into shoestrings, and fried in its kitchens. (27)____ the chain expanded nationwide, in the mid-1960s, it sought to cut labour costs, reduce the number of suppliers, and (28)____ that its fries tasted the same at every restaurant. McDonald’s began (29)____ to frozen French fries in 1966—and few customers noticed the difference. (30)____, the change had a profound effect on the nation’s agriculture and diet. A familiar food had been transformed into a highly processed industrial (31)____. McDonald’s fries now come from huge manufacturing plants (32)____ can process two million pounds of potatoes a day. The expansion (33)____ McDonald’s and the popularity of its low-cost, mass-produced fries changed the way Americans eat.
The taste of McDonald’s French fries played a crucial role in the chain’s success—fries are much more profitable than hamburgers—and was (34)____ praised by customers, competitors, and even food critics. Their (35)____ taste does not stem from the kind of potatoes that McDonald’s (36)____, the technology that processes them, or the restaurant equipment that fries them: other chains use Russet Burbank, buy their French fries from the (37)____ large processing companies, and have similar (38)____ in their restaurant kitchens. The taste of a French fry is (39)____ determined by the cooking oil. For decades McDonald’s cooked its French fries in a mixture of about 7 per cent cottonseed oil and 93 per cent beef fat. The mixture gave the fries their unique (40)____.
26. A.scaled B.stripped C.peeled D.sliced
27. A.As B.Due to C.Owing to D.With
28. A.ensue B.ensure C.enrich D.enable
29. A.switching B.divertingC.modifying D.altering
30. A.Still B.AnywayC.Besides D.Nevertheless
31. A.brand B.stuff C.commodity D.produce
32. A.this B.that C./ D.what
33. A.into B.from C.in D.of
34. A.long B.only C.first D.lonely
35. A.distinctive B.distinctC.distinguished D.distinguishable
36. A.possesses B.buys C.acquires D.grows
37. A.exact B.identical C.same D.alike
38. A.woks B.pots C.boilers D.fryers
39. A.adequateely B.massively C.plentifully D.largely
40. A.flavour B.fragrance C.smell D.perfume
Part ⅤGRAMMAR & VOCABULARY ［15 MIN.］
There are twenty-five sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
41. Agriculture is the country’s chief source of wealth, wheat ____ by far the biggest cereal crop.
A.is B.been C.be D.being
42. Jack ____from home for two days now, and I am beginning to worry about his safety.A.has been missing B.has been missedC.had been missing D.was missed
43. Above the trees are the hills, ____ magnificence the river faithfully reflects on the surface.
A.where B.of whose C.whose D.which
44. Who____ was coming to see me in my office this afternoon?
A.you said B.did you say C.did you say that D.you did say
45. —Does Alan like hamburgers?
—Yes. So much ____ that he eats them almost every day.
A.for B.as C.to D.so
46. Your ideas, ____, seem unusual to me.
A.like her B.like hers C.similar to her D.similar to herself
47. The opening ceremony is a great occasion. It is essential ____for that.
A.for us to be prepared B.that we are prepared
C.of us to be prepared D.our being prepared
48. Time ____, the celebration will be held as scheduled.
A.permit B.permitting C.permitted D.permits
49. ____ I like economics, I like sociology much better.
A.As mush as B.So much C.How much D.Much as
50. It is futile to discuss the matter further, because ____going to agree upon anyghing today.
A.neither you nor I are B.neither you nor me is
C.neither you nor I am D.neither me nor you are
51. They overcame all the difficulties and completed the project two months ahead of time, ____ is something we had not expected.
A.which B.it C.that D.what
52. He is quite worn out from years of hard work. He is not the man ____ he was twenty years ago.
A.which B.that C.who D.whom
53. She would have been more agreeable if she had changed a little bit, ____?
A.hadn’t she B.hasn’t she C.wouldn’t she D.didn’t she
54. At three thousand feet, wide plains begin to appear, and there is never a moment when some distant mountain is not ____.
A.on view B.at a glance C.on the scene D.in sight
55. The first two stages in the development of civilized man were probably the invention of weapons and the discovery of fire, although nobody knows exactly when he acquired the use of the ____.
A.latter B.latest C.later D.last
56. It will take us twenty minutes to get to the railway station, ____traffic delays.
A.acnowledging B.affording C.allowing for D.accounting for
57. He will have to____ his indecent behaviour one day.
A.answer to B.answer for C.answer back D.answer about
58. With ____ exceptions, the former president does not appear in public now.
A.rare B.unusual C.extraordinary D.unique
59. We have been hearing ____accounts of your work.
A.favoured B.favourable C.favourite D.favouring
60. During the summer holiday season there are no ____ rooms in this seaside hotel.
A.empty B.blank C.deserted D.vacant
61. Drive straight ahead, and then you will see a ____ to the Shanghai-Nanjing Expressway.
A.sign B.mark C.signal D.board
62. Whenever possible, Ian ____ how well he speaks Japanese.
A.shows up B.shows around C.shows off D.shows out
63. The tenant left nothing behind except some ____ of paper, cloth, etc.
A.sheets B.scraps C.papes D.slices
64. Shares on the stock market have ____ as a result of a worldwide economic downturn.
A.turned B.changed C.floated D.fluctuated
65. I think you can take a(n) ____ language course to improve your English.
A.intermediate B.middle C.medium D.mid
Part Ⅵ READING COMPREHENSION ［30 MIN.］
SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION ［25 MIN.］
In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
The way in which people use social space reflects their social relationships and their ethnic identity. Early immigrants to America from Europe brought with them a collective style of living, which they retained until late in the 18thcentury. Historical records document a group-oriented existence, in which one room was used for eating, entertaining guests, and sleeping. People ate soups from a sommunal pot, shared drinking cups, and used a common pit toilet. With the development of ideas about individualism, people soon began to shift to the use of individual cups and plates; the eating of meals that included meat, bread, and vegetables served on separate plates; and the use of private toilets. They began to build their houses with separate rooms to entertain guests-living rooms, separate bedrooms for sleeping, separate work areas-kitchen, laundry room, and separate bathrooms.
In Mexico, the meaning and organization of domestic space is strikingly different. Houses are organized around a patio, or courtyard. Rooms open onto the patio, where all kinds of domestic activities take place. Individuals to not have separate bedrooms. Children often sleep with parents, and brothers or sisters share a bed, emphasizing familial interdependence. Rooms in Mexican houses are locations for multiple activities that, in contrast, are rigidly separated in the United States.
66. Changes in living styles among early immigrants were initially brought about by ____.
A.rising living standards
D.new designs of houses
67. Which of the following is NOT discussed in the passage?
A.Their concepts of domestic space.
B.Their social relationships.
C.The functions of their rooms.
D.The layout of their houses.
There are superstitions attached to numbers; even those ancient Greeks believed that all numbers and their multiples had some mystical significance.
Those numbers between 1 and 13 were in particular to have a powerful influence over the affairs of men.
For example, it is commonly said that luck, good or bad, comes in threes; if an accident happens, two more of the same kind may be expected soon afterwards. The arrival of a letter will be followed by two others within a certain period.
Another belief involving the number three has it that it is unlucky to light three cigarettes from the one match. If this happens, the bad luck that goes with the deed falls upon the person whose cigarette was the last to be lit. The ill-omen linked to the lighting of three things from one match or candle goes back to at least the 17th century and probably earlier. It was believed that three candles alight at the same time would be sure to bring bad luck; one, two, or four, were permissible, but never just three.
Seven was another significant number, usually regarded as a bringer of good luck. The ancient astrologers believed that the universe was governed by seven planets; students of Shakespeare will recall that the life of man was divided into seven ages. Seven horseshoes nailed to a house will protect it from all evil.
Nine is usually thought of as a lucky number because it is the product of three times three. It was much used by the Anglo Saxons in their charms for healing.
Another belief was that great changes occurred every 7th and 9th of a man’s life. Consequently, the age of 63(the product of nine and seven) was thought to be a very perilous time for him. If he survived his 63rd year he might hope to live to a ripe old age.
Thirteen, as we well know, is regarded with great awe and fear.The common belief is that this derives from the fact that there were 13 people at Christ’s Last Supper. This being the eve of his betrayal, it is not difficult to understand the significance given to the number by the early Christians.
In more modern times 13 is an especially unlucky number of a dinner party, for example. Hotels will avoid numbering a floor the 13th; the progression is from 12 to 14, and no room is given the number 13. Many home owners will use 12 1/2 instead of 13 as their house number.
Yet oddly enough, to be born on the 13th of the month is not regarded with any fear at all, which just shows how irrational we are in our superstitious beliefs.
68. According to the passage, which of the following groups of numbers will certainly bring good luck to people?
A.3 and 7.
B.3 and 9.
C.7 and 9.
D.3 and 13.
69. The ill luck associated with 13 is supposed to have its origin in ____.
70. What is the author’s attitude towards people’s superstitious beliefs?
A.He is mildly critical.
B.He is strongly critical.
C.He is in favour of them.
D.His attitude is not clear.
Women’s minds work differently from men’s. At least, that is what most men are convinced of. Psychologists view the subject either as a matter or frustration or a joke. Now the biologists have moved into this minefield, and some of them have found that there are real differences between the brains of men and women. But being different, they point out hurriedly, is not the same as being better or worse.
There is, however, a definite structural variation between the male and female brain. The difference is in a part of the brain that is used in the most complex intellectual processes-the link between the two halves of the brain.
The two halves are linked by a trunkline of between 200 and 300 million nerves, the corpus callosum. Scientists have found quite recently that the corpus callosum in women is always larger and probably richer in nerve fibres than it is in men. This is the first time that a structural difference has been found between the brains of women and men and it must have some significance. The question is “What?”, and, if this difference exists, are there others? Research shows that present-day women think differently and behave differently from men. Are some of these differences biological and inborn, a result of evolution? We tend to think that is the influence of society that produces these differences. But could we be wrong?
Research showed that these two halves of the brain had different functions, and that the corpus callosum enabled them to work together. For most people, the left half is used for wordhanding, analytical and logical activities; the right half works on pictures, patterns and forms. We need both halves working together. And the better the connections, the more harmoniously the two halves work. And, according to research findings, women have the better connections.
But it isn’t all that easy to explain the actual differences between skills of men and women on this basis. In schools throughout the world girls tend to be better than boys at “language subjects” and boys better at maths and physics. If 〖WTHZ〗these differences〖WTBZ〗 correspond with the differences in the hemispheric trunkline,there is an unalterable distinction between the sexes.
We shan’t know for a while, partly because we don’t know of any precise relationship between abilities in school subject and the functioning of the two halves of the brain, and we cannot understand how the two halves interact via the corpus callosum. But this striking difference must have some effect and, because the difference is in the parts of the brain involved in intellect, we should be looking for differences in intellectual processing.
71. Which of the following statements is CORRECT?
A.Biologists are conducting research where psychologists have given up.
B.Brain differences point to superiority of one sex over the other.
C.Results of scientific research fail to support pupular belief.
D.The structural difference in the brain between the sexes has long been known.
72. According to the passage it is commonly believed that brain differences are caused by ____ factors.
73. “these differences”in paragraph 5 refer to those in ____.
A.skills of men and women
C.the brain structure of men and women
D.activities carried out by the brain
74. At the end of the passage the author proposes more work on ____.
A.the brain structure as a whole
B.the functioning of part of the brain
C.the distinction between the sexes
D.the effects of the corpus callosum
75. What is the main purpose of the passage?
A.To outline the research findings on the brain structure.
B.To explain the link between sex and brain structure.
C.To discuss the various factors that cause brain differences.
D.To suggest new areas in brain research.
Information is the primary commodity in more and more industries today.
By 2005, 83% of American management personnel will be knowledge workers. Europe and Japan are not far behind.
By 2005, half of all knowledge workers (22% of the labour force) will choose“flextime, flexplace”arrangements, which allow them to work at home, communicating with the office via computer networks.
In the United States, the so-called “digital divide”seems to be disappearing. In early 2000, a poll found, that, where half of white households owned computers, so did fully 43% of African-American households, and their numbers were growing rapidly. Hispanic households continued to lag behind, but their rate of computer ownership was expanding as well.
Company-owned and industry-wide television networks are bringing programming to thousands of locations. Business TV is becoming big business.
Computer competence will approach 100% in US urban areas by the year 2005, with Europe and Japan not far behind.
80% of US homes will have computers in 2005, compared with roughly 50% now.In the United States, 5 of the 10 fastest-growing careers between now and 2005 will be computer related. Demand for programmers and systems analysts will grow by 70%. The same trend is accelerating in Europe, Japan, and India.
By 2005, nearly all college texts and many high school and junior high books will be tied to Internet sites that provide source material, study exercises, and relevant news articles to aid in learning. Others will come with CD-ROMs that offer similar resources.
Internet links will provide access to the card catalogues of all the major libraries in the world by 2005. It will be possible to call up on a PC screen millions of volumes from distant libraries. Web sites enhance books by providing pictures, sound, film clips, and flexible, indexing and search utilities.
Implications: Anyone with access to the Internet will be able to achieve the education needed to build a productive life in an increasingly high-tech world. Computer learning may even reduce the growing American prison population. Knowledge workers are generally better paid than less-skilled workers. Their wealth is raising overall prosperity.
Even entry-level workers and those in formerly unskilled positions require a growing level of education. For a good career in almost any field, computer competence is a must. This is one major trend raising the level of education required for a productive role in today’s work force. For many workers, the opportunity for training is becoming one of the most desirable benefits any job can offer.
76. Information technology is expected to have impact on all the following EXCEPT ____.
A.American management personnel
B.European management personnel
C.American people’s choice of career
D.traditional practice at work
77. “digital divide”in the 4th paragraph refers to ____.
A.the gap in terms of computer ownership
B.the tendency of computer ownership
C.the dividing line based on digits
D.the ethnic distinction among American households
78. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT according to the passage?
A. By 2005 all college and school study materials will turn electronic.
B.By 2005 printed college and school study materials will be supplemented with electronic material.
C.By 2005 some college and school study materials will be accompanied by CD-ROMs.
D.By 2005 Internet links make worldwide library search a possibility.
79. Which of the following areas is NOT discussed in the passage?
B.Nature of future work.
D.Schools and libraries.
80. At the end of the passage, the author seems to emphasize ____ in an increasingly high-tech world.
A.the variety of education
B.the content of education
C.the need for education
D.the function of education
SECTION B SKIMMING AND SCANNING ［5 MIN.］
In this section there are seven passages with a total of ten multiple-choice questions. Skim or scan them as required and then mark your answers on your answer sheet.
First read the following question.
81. The passage mainly discusses the effects of ____.
Now, go through TEXT E quickly and answer question 81.
Aspirin may be the most familiar drug in the world-but its power to heal goes far beyond the usual aches and pains. Exciting new studies suggest that aspirin can help fight a wide range of serious illnesser. “It now seems to be a benefit in so many areas of health,”says Dr Debra Judelson, medical director of the Women’s Heart Institute in Beverly Hills, California. “I advise most of my patients, as long as they aren’t allergic to aspirin and don’t have bleeding problems, to take low-dose aspirin.”
Some of the major illnesses and conditions that aspirin or aspirin-like drugs might help prevent are: Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes-related heart disease, heart attack, cancer and antibiotic-induced hearing loss.
First read the following question.
82. How many proposals does the passage put forward?
Now, go through TEXT F quickly and answer question 82.
What kind of environment do you want in the future? What can you do to help make it happen? What can other people do?
Education is one way to help the environment. You can learn about the environment in school.
Radio and television can give you information. Newspapers, magazines, and books also help you learn.
There are laws against littering and against making the air and water dirty. Other laws help people to save resources. The law lowering the speed limit for cars helps to save fuel.
Another way to help the environment is to plan for the future. We may have to find new resources. In the future, people may heat their homes with atomic power. Without planning, some kinds of environment may not happen. People can act now to help make te future.
First read the following question.
83. The main theme of the passage is ____ in the G-7 nations.
Now, go through TEXT G quickly and answer question 83.
Citizens of the world’s wealthiest countries may live longer than previously predicted, according to a study sponsored by the National Institute on Aging. By 2050, people in the G-7 nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) may be living anywhere from 1.3 years to 8 years longer than official estimates now predict. Researchers at Mountain View Research in Los Altos, California, examined 50 years of mortality data and found a long-term decline in death rates. That may mean that fewer workers will have to support many more elderly in the future than governments currently expect.
First read the following question.
84. Which is the best title of the passage?
A.How to protect your eyesight.
B.How to choose your computer.
C.A few tips for computer users.
D.Eye trouble and headache.
Now, go through TEXT H quickly and answer question 84.
Question: My eyes and head ache when I work at my computer for a long time. What can I do?
VisionIt could just be your eyes. Make sure that you’ve had them checked and that you’re wearing any necessary corrective lenses.
Screen Glare The light you read by may be too bright for your computer screen. Try to dim the light, and if you need to, get a desk lamp for other work. Also, if possible, move your computer so you aren’t directly underneath a light fixture.
Screen and Head Position
You shouldn’t bend your neck when you read from the screen. That can cause headaches. Your eyeline should be 5 cm to 8 cm below the top of the monitor. The screen should be about an arm’s length away.
First read the following questions.
85. Clear weather is predicted in ____ Chinese cities.
A.2 B.3 C.4 D.5
86. Which foreign city’s maximum temperature is the highest?
A.Cairo. B.Bangkok. C.New Yourk. D.London.
Now, go through TEXT I quickly and answer questions 85 and 86.
Forecasts for some major Chinese cities
Changchun2206cleardrizzle to cloudy
cloudy to light rain
Hong Kong3226clear to cloudyLondon1411
Kunming2617clear to cloudydrizzle to cloudy
Shanghai2822cloudyclear to cloudy
Tianjin2717cloudy to clearNew York2315
Wuhan3022clearclear to cloudy
Urumqi2210clear to cloudy
First read the following questions.
87. If you need travel shop information, you should go to ____.
A.Guide Friday Tourism Centre.
B.Tourist Information Centre.
88. Where can you find the Police Station?
A.In Henly Street.
B.In Arden Street.
C.In Bridge Street.
D.In Rother Street.
Now, go through TEXT J quickly and answer questions 87 and 88.
Tourist Information Centre
Bridgefoot. Tel. (01789) 293127
Summer: 9:30 am-6:00 pm Weekdays
11:00 am-5:00 pm Sundays
Winter: 9:30 am-5:00 pm Weekdays
● Visitor Information, including information for the disabled
● Accommodation Bookings
● Bureau De Change
● Parkings and Toilets Leaflet
● Guide Friday Tour Tickets
● Travel Shop Information
Guide Friday Tourism Centre
The Civic Hall, 14 Rother Street
Te. (01789) 299866
Open Daily from 9:00 am
Youth Hostel-Alveston(2 miles from Town Centre). Tel.(01789)297093
Bridgefoot, Bridge Street, Union Street, and Rother Market near White Swan Hotel
First read the following questions.
89. How long is the Business English programme?
90. Which certificate programme is NOT mentioned?
A.Teaching English for Specific Purposes.
B.Communications / Networking Engineering.
C.Global Operations Management.
D.Advanced Software Technologies.
Now, go through TEXT K quickly and answer questions 89 and 90.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
English & Certificate Programs for Internationals
Live, Learn, and Enjoy on the Southern California Coast
Post-graduate certificates in 12 months[JZ)]
● Electronic Business
● Global Operations Management
● Communications / Networking Engineering
● Teaching English as a Foreign Language
● Advanced Software Technologies
-6 months (focus on java -3 months)
● Digital Arts
[JZ]English Language Programs
● 4-week Business English or Conversation & Culture-Jan, Feb, July, Aug
● 10-week Intensive ESL-Jan, Apr, June, Sept
PART Ⅱ DICTATION
Every year, millions of salmon swim from the ocean into the mouths of rivers and then steadily up the rivers. Passing through waters, around rocks and waterfalls, the fish finally reach their original streams or lakes. They dig out nests in the riverbed and lay their eggs. Then, exhausted by their journey, the parent salmon die. They have finished the task that nature has given them. Months, or years later, the young fish start their trip to the ocean. They live in the salt water from 2-7 years, until they, too are ready to swim back to reproduce. Their life cycle helps man provide himself with a basic food-fish. When the adult salmon gather at the river mouths for the annual trip up the rivers, they are in the best possible condition, and nearly every harbor has its salmon fishing fleet ready to catch thousands for markets.
Now, you have two minutes to check through your work.
PART Ⅲ LISTENING COMPREHENSION
In sections A, B and C, you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A STATEMENT
In this section, you will hear seven statements. At the end of each statement you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
1. You must relax. Don’t work too hard. And do watch your drinking and smoking.
2.We hadn’t quite expected the committee to agree to rebuild the hospital, so we were taken aback when we got to know that it had finally agreed.
3.The coach leaves the station every 20 minutes. It’s 9:15 now, and you have to wait for five minutes for the next one.
4.Perhaps Jane shouldn’t have got married in the first place. No one knows what she might have been doing now, but not washing up. That’s for sure!
5.I happen to be working on a similar project at the moment. I am only too pleased to help you.
6.The man arrived for the ceremony with patched jackets and faded jeans that the average person would save for mowing the lawn in his garden at the weekend.
7.Mark! Here you are! This is the last place in the world I would have expected to find you.
SECTION B CONVERSATION
In this section you will hear 10 short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
8. W: I couldn’t stand this morning. My right leg went stiff.
M: I’m afraid it’s probably a side-effect from the drugs I put you on.
9. W: How did your writing go this morning? Is the book coming along alright?
M: I’m not sure. I think the rest of it will be difficult to write.
10. W: Is there anything you can do to make the cold go away more quickly?
M: No, there isn’t. And a cold isn’t really serious enough for a visit to a doctor.
11. W:Look! What have I got here!
M: Oh. So you did go to that bookstore!
12. M: Excuse me. Has there been an emergency?
W: Oh, no sir. There’s just a storm, so the plane will leave a little later this afternoon.
13. W: I wish I hadn’t hurt Linda’s feeling like that yesterday. You know I never meant to.
M: The great thing about Linda is that she doesn’t hold any grudges. By tomorrow she’ll have forgotten all about it.
14. M: My grades are not bad, but not good enough. I know I didn’t study at all this semester. Now I have to work very hard next semester to keep my scholarship.
W:I’ll see you in the library, then.
15. W: I’ll wear this blue jacket for the evening. I like the color on me, don’t you think?
M:I think it looks terrific on you-really!
16. W: Do you know that Sam turned down that job offer by a travel agency?
M: Yeah. The hours were convenient, but had he accepted it, he wouldn’t have been able to make ends meet.
17. W: At the rate it is being used, the printer is not going to make it through the rest of the year.
M: The year? It is supposed to be good for four!
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
Questions 18 and 19 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
The U.N resolution calls for greater international intelligence and law enforcement cooperation. And it requires states to change their banking laws in order to police the global network of terrorisms financiers. It makes providing funds for terror activities a criminal offence and would freeze bank accounts of those who sponsor terrorism.
Questions 20 and 21 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
A police spokesman said the devices were made safe by explosive experts in the Ardorn district, where a woman was shot in the leg and 13 police officers were injured during a second successive night of violence. Northern Ireland’s police chief had earlier called on community leaders to work together to end the violence. The violence has erupted sporadically throughout a summer of Sectarian tension in northern Belfast.
Question 22 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
Airlines are being hit with huge increases to ensure their planes after the terrorist attacks in the United States. Goshork Insurance Holdings, which ensures aircraft around the world, said rates had soared as much as 10 fold since the September 11th terror attacks. Airlines around the world have cut services and dismissed staff as their business has plunged in the wake of the crisis. They are also struggling with increased security costs.
Questions 23 and 24 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
A Pakistani lawyer said the resumption of the trial of eight foreign aid workers accused of preaching Christianity in Afghanistan has been put off until Sunday. He had met earlier Saturday with the aid workers, 2 Americans, 2 Australians, and 4 Germans. They insist they were in Afghanistan to help the poor, not to convert them. The penalty for these captured aid workers could range from expulsion to a jail term and death sentence.
Question 25 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
On the 20th anniversary of the first official report on AIDS, the head of the United Nations AIDS program warns that the deadly disease may only be at its early stages in many parts of the world. Dr. Piu said the disease has already reached staggering proportions since first being identified in 1981. 58 million people worldwide have contracted the HIV virus, which causes AIDS, while 22 million have died from related illnesses. The UN estimates the world’s HIV positive population at 36 million, including 25 million in sub-Saharan Africa.
International officials warn the disease will have disastrous political, social, and economic consequences in many developing countries.
This is the end of listening comprehension.
PART Ⅰ WRITING SECTION A COMPOSITIONTHE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING A GOOD MOOD
People in modern society live under a lot of pressure. I see three kinds of pressure working on people today: pressure from education, family and career. It is easy to blame the school for charging too much money, the family members for the heavy burden, the society for the fierce competition. I think people should relax. It is important for them to keep a good mood under whatever circumstances.
Long gone are the days when people lived their life with a certain relaxation, sampling a wide variety of activities—film, music, art, poetry. But now, a lot of people suffer from a lot of pressure. They can’t communicate well with co-workers and family members, and have unbalanced, one-dimensional lives. Some people complain of symptoms of stress, for instance, loss of appetite, a complete sense of exhaustion, insomnia and low morale. Thus have destructive effect on their health. People tend to lose temper easily, and this may interfere personal relationship. What’s more, a high rate of suicide may warn people of their emotional well-being.
To be a healthy person physically and psychologically, one should keep a good mood, according to some psychology experts. Those little things may seem relatively insignificant—reading mystery novels, playing volleyball, spending time with family and friends, maintaining your emotional well-being, getting plenty of rest, going fishing. They can help you keep a good mood.
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING Oct. 18, 2003
Thank you for inviting me to your house-warming party this weekend. But I’m afraid I couldn’t go there, because I have an important business appointment on that day. I saw some pictures of your new house, which is so cozy and comfortable. I sincerely hope that you have a good day.
PART III LISTENING COMPREHENSION SECTION A STATEMENT
【详细解答】 只要听懂了这句话“Don’t work too hard, and do watch your drinking and smoking”， 由此可以判断听者工作辛苦，既抽烟又喝酒。故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 只要听懂了关键词 “We were taken aback...”, 意为“吃惊”，这与选项C的意思一致。
【详细解答】 本题的关键词是 “It’s 9:15.”, “...wait for 5 minutes...” 意为现在9:15，下一班车等5分钟。由此可以判断下一班长途汽车9:20离站。
【详细解答】 这句话的关键词是“but not washed-up．．．”, 其中“washed up” 意为“不再有希望的，没有发展前途的”，前面还有一句话 “No one knows what she might be doing now...”由此可以判断讲话者谈论简的事业还是有希望的。故B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 只要听清 “I’m only too pleased to help you，” 就得出选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句 “with patched jackets and faded jeans that average people would save for mowing the lawn in his garden...”. 字里行间隐藏的信息说明他的穿着不合适，故B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句 “This is the last place in the world I would expect to find you.” 由此可以判断讲话者没想到会在这儿找到他。
SECTION B CONVERSATION
【详细解答】 录音中女士抱怨腿发硬，男士说 “...side effect from the drugs I put you on.” 意为可能是我给你开的药的副作用。可见两人是医生-病人关系。故选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键词是 “difficult”，男士说 “rest of it would be difficult to write” 意为余下的部分不好写，故选项A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句是 “Cold is not serious enough for a visit a doctor.” 意为感冒不至于如此严重，而要去看医生。故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句是 “so you did go to that bookstore.” 意为你确实去了书店。
【详细解答】 本题的关键词是 “leave a little later” 由此断定，航班将有短期延误。故选项A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句是“She doesn’t hold any grudges”，“forget”。 意为“她没有怀恨在心”；“忘记了”。由此可见，选项C“她是宽容的”为正确答案。“forgetful”意为健忘的；“considerate”意为体贴的，关心的；“careless”意为粗心的。
【详细解答】 男士说下学期他要用心读书，女士回答“I’ll see you in the library then”，从女士的语气判断，她不相信男士能够做到。
【详细解答】 本句关键句是“looks terrific on you”， 意为女士的穿着很漂亮。
【详细解答】 本题的关键句是“to make ends meet”表明收支相抵，由此推断山姆拒绝这份工作是因为薪水不够高。
【详细解答】 录音中女士说印刷商的速度太慢，今年不可能完成任务。男士说恐怕四年才行。本题的关键句是 “it is supposed to be good for four.” 由此断定男士是持幽默的语气。
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
【详细解答】 这篇新闻讲的是联合国采取措施，严格控制恐怖活动。新闻中讲到“...providing funds for terror activities... ”即严格控制提供恐怖活动的基金，由此可知，故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 新闻中说“And it requires states to change its banking laws.”，即要求州************改变它的银行法规。revise意为“修改，改变”，与这句话意思一致，故为正确答案。
【详细解答】 新闻中说“...a woman was shot in the leg, 13 police officers were injured during the violence．”一共有14人在这次暴力中受伤。只有D为正确内容。
【详细解答】 解答本题的关键是听清“...throughout a summer of..．”就可以选出正确答案C。
【详细解答】 这篇新闻讲的是美国 “9.11” 恐怖事件以后，保险费用幅度上涨，航空业所面临的危机。解答本题的关键是听清“...rates had soared as much as ten fold ...”，就可知道保险费用幅度上涨了10倍。故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 这篇新闻讲的是在阿富汗，八名外援工人被指控传播宗教思想，以及他们将可能面临的刑罚。只要听清“...accused of preaching Christianity...”，即被指控传播宗教思想，所以C项是正确答案。
【详细解答】 新闻最后一句说“The penalty for these captured aid workers could range from expulsion to a jail term, and death sentence.”，即“被抓的八名外援工人能面临的刑罚可能是驱逐出境、入狱或死刑。” 故选项A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 这篇新闻讲的是全世界爱滋病状况的严峻性。新闻中说“58 million people worldwide have contracted HIV virus which causes aids, while 22 million have died from related illness.“ 即全世界58,000,000 人患爱滋病，其中22,000,000死于爱滋病引起的相关疾病。可通过计算，得到这题的答案。如果听清 ”The UN estimated HIV positive population at 36 million,”联合国统计爱滋病HIV阳性患者达到36,000,000人。也能得到这题的答案。故选项B为正确答案。
PART IV CLOZE
【详细解答】 这句话是说“在厨房，土豆去皮切成条状煎炸。”scaled意为“刮（鱼）鳞”； stripped意为“脱衣；剥夺”； peeled意为“除掉（水果等）皮”；sliced意为“将某物切成薄片”。故选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 ensure意为“确保、保证”，后面可接从句；而ensue意为“因而发生，接着”；enrich意为“使...富有”；enable意为“使...能够”， 选项A，C，D不能接从句，故选B。
【详细解答】 这句话是说：麦当劳在1966年转向冷冻薯条的制作。switching to意为“改变”；diverting from/to意为“转移”；modifying 意为“修改”；altering 意为“改动（强调事物本身大小、好坏的变化）”。故本题A最恰当。
【详细解答】 本句译为：然而，这个变化在国家的农业和饮食上产生了深远的影响。still 意为“仍然”；anyway 意为“无论如何”；besides 意为“除...之外”；nevertheless意为“然而”。根据上下文，此处需要转折关系的副词，故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 本句译为：薯条长期受到消费者、竞争者，甚至食品评论家的赞扬。根据上下文，正确答案为选项A 。
【详细解答】 exact意为“确切的”；identical意为“完全相同的，一模一样的”，如：identical twins（同卵双胞胎）；same意为“同样的”；alike意为“相同的”，但alike一般在句尾，不修饰名词。故C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 这句话是说“薯条的口味在很大程度上取决于烹饪用的油。”adequately意为“足够地”； massively意为“巨大地”；plentifully意为“丰富地”；largely意为“在很大程度上”，故选项D为正确答案。
PART V GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY
【详细解答】 由句中时间状语“for some time now”可知，这里要用现在完成时；选项A为现在完成进行时，表示动作从过去某一时间一直持续到现在，故为正确答案。
【详细解答】 这是一个定语从句，此处缺少一个关系代词。whose 指代前面的hills, whose magnificence表示它的壮丽景色。
【详细解答】 did you say是一个插入语。比如说 Who do you think is the best teacher in our school? 即你认为谁是我们学校最好的老师？
【详细解答】 这句话实际上是 (He likes Hamburgers) so much so that he eats them almost every day. 连词“so that”如此...以致。
【详细解答】 只有hers可指代她的想法。而her, herself表示她自己。故B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 在类似essential, necessary之类的形容词后面，句子的动词形式为 (should)+动词原形。故选项B不对。 而essential 后面一般跟to/for, 故A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 当从句的主语和主句的主语不一样时，且没有连词，从句的主语用独立主格结构。Time permitting相当于If time is permitted. 故B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 在这四个选项中， as表示“尽管”，引导的条件状语从句时，从句需倒装，即将形容词、副词提至句首，故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 若两个或两个以上的主语由 “or”, “nor”, “either...or”, “neither...nor”, “not only...but also”，连接，遵守就近原则。故选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 该题句子的主干 “She would have been more agreeable”, 故附加疑问句为 “wouldn’t she”.
参考译文：三千英尺处， 没有了宽广的平原， 遥远的山脉随处可见。
【详细解答】 on view意为“展览着”；at a glance意为“一看就”； on the scene意为“在场”；in sight 意为“（指某物）看得见”。根据句意，选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 latter意为“（刚提到的两者之间的）后者”； latest意为“最近的，最新的”；later意为“后来”; last意为“最后的”。根据句意，只有选项A表示“后者”，选项A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 acknowledging意为“承认，供认”； affording意为“提供，给予”，allowing for意为“顾及”； accounting for意为“对...作出满意的解释”。 根据句意，选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 answer to意为“对...有反应，顺从”； answer for意为“对…负责，承担后果”； answer back意为“无礼回嘴，顶嘴”。根据句意，选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 rare意为“稀少的，罕有的，”；unusual意为“不平常的”； extraordinary意为“不平常的，特别的”； unique意为“唯一的，独一无二的”。故选项A为正确答案。
【详细解答】 favoured意为“有利的，称心的”； favourable意为“令人满意的，表示赞许的”；favourite意为“最受喜欢的”。根据句意，选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 empty意为“空的”，强调房间里无物体； blank意为“空白的”，如 “a blank page空白的一页”； deserted意为“荒废的，（因被弃）无人住的”； vacant意为“（地方等）空的，未被占用的”，如 “vacant house / room空屋子（房间）”。根据句意，选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 show up指“出现”；show around指“为某人作向导”；show off指“炫耀，卖弄”； 没有show out词组。根据句意，选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 sheets指“片，块，张”，可以说 “a sheet of paper”,但一般不能和 “cloth”搭配；scraps意为“小片，碎片”；pages指“页”, 不能和 “paper, cloth”搭配；slices指“（食物上切下的）薄片”。根据句意，选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 intermediate意为“中级的”，如 “intermediate course /level /book 中级课程/水平/书本”; middle意为“中间的”，表示方位； medium意为“传播媒介”；mid意为“在...中间“,诗歌中用的较多。故选项A为正确答案。
PART Ⅵ READING COMPREHENSION SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION
【详细解答】 本题可从文中第五句找到答案“With the development of ideas about individualism, people soon began to shift to the use of individual cups and plates;”即随着个人主义思想的发展，人们开始转向使用个人的茶杯和碟子。故选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 短文第三句话说“...in which one room was used for eating, entertaining guests, and sleeping．”即一个房间作为吃饭、款待客人和睡觉的房间。此句说明房间的功能；第一段最后一句话说 “They began to build their houses with separate rooms to entertain guests... kitchen, laundry room, and separate bathrooms.”即他们开始用单独的房间款待客人...有厨房，洗衣房和洗澡间。此句说明房间的布局。选项B“他们之间的社会关系”是文章的主旨。由此可知，选项B,C,D文中已提。而选项A即家庭空间的概念，文中没有提到，故为正确答案。此题采取排除法。
【详细解答】 文中在提到幸运数字时讲到“Seven was another significant number, usually regarded as a bringer of good luck．” “Nine is usually thought of as lucky number...”即七是另外一个有特殊意义的数字，能带来好运。九也通常被认为是一个幸运数字。故选项C为正确答案。
【详细解答】 文中在提到数字十三时说“The common belief is that this derives from the fact that there were 13 people at Christ’s Last Supper.”即普遍认为是起源于耶稣的最后的晚餐上十三个人这个事实。故选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 文中最后一段提到“Yet oddly enough, to be born on the 13th of the month is not regarded with any fear at all, which just shows how irrational we are in our superstitious beliefs.”然而非常奇怪的是，在十三日出生一点也不令人可怕，这恰恰显示出我们的迷信多么没有理性。故选项A即温和地讽刺,为正确答案。
【详细解答】 选项A即心理学家已经放弃，而生物学家正在展开研究工作。而文中第三句话说 “Psychologists view the subject either as a matter of frustration or a joke.”即心理学家认为这个研究不是一件沮丧的事，就是一个笑话。此句和选项A含义不一样；选项B即大脑区别显示出一个性别优于另外一个性别。而文中第一段最后一句话说 “But being different, they point out hurriedly, is not the same as being better or worse.” 即他们指出尽管有区别，但并不能说明谁优谁劣，此句和选项B含义不一样；选项D两性大脑结构的区别早已为人所知。而文中第三段第三句话说 “This is the first time that a structural difference has been found between the brains of women and men...” 即这是第一次人们发现了两性大脑结构的不同。此句和选项D含义不一样。由此可知，选项C为正确答案。此题采取排除法。
【详细解答】 短文第三段倒数第二句话说 “We tend to think that is the influence of society that produces these differences．”即我们认为社会的影响造成了这些区别。故选项D为正确答案。
【详细解答】 短文第五段主题句说“But it isn’t all that easy to explain the actual differences between skills of men and women on this basis.”即在此基础上解释两性技能的区别并不是很容易的事。由此可见，“这些区别”指的是两性技能。
【详细解答】 文章的结尾，作者说我们不知道学校学生的能力和大脑两半球功能之间的确切关系。我们不懂大脑两半球是如何通过corpus callosum相互作用的。间接地提出对于corpus callosum的影响，多作研究工作
【详细解答】 短文最后一段最后一句有“...the opportunity for training is becoming one of the most desirable benefits any job can offer．”据此知人们对于教育的需求。故选项C为正确答案。
SECTION B SKIMMING AND SCANNING
【详细解答】 从文章第一段和第二段的主题句 “Aspirin may be the most familiar drug in the world - but its power to heal goes far beyond the usual aches and pain.” “Some of the major illnesses and conditions that aspirin or aspirin-like drugs might help prevent are:”可见这篇短文的中心论题就是阿思匹林的药效，故选项B为正确答案。
【详细解答】 短文中说“... people in the G-7 nations may be living anywhere from 1.3 years to 8 years longer than official estimates now predict.”即在七大发达工业国家，人们的寿命比现在官方预测的长1.3—8年。由此可知，正确答案为选项A。
【详细解答】 抓住关键词 “clear”,中国主要城市的天气预报图表告诉我们“Beijing、Changchun、Guangzhou、Wuhan” 是晴天。由此可知，正确答案为选项C。
【详细解答】 从国外城市天气预报的图表中得知，Bangkok气温为33,最高。做对此题，学生必须知道Max 表示最高的，而Min表示最低的
【详细解答】 抓住关键词 “travel shop information”, 可在 “Tourist Information Center”处查询。正确答案为选项B。
【详细解答】 抓住关键词 “Police Station”, 查询地址。
【详细解答】 在“English Language Programs”下找到 “4-week Business English”，正确答案为选项C。
【详细解答】 。在“Post-graduate certificates in 12 months”下发现“Global Operations management; Communications/Networking Engineering; Advanced Software Technologies．．．”，所以只有选项A没有提及。故选项A为正确答案。
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