I. Listening Comprehension (24%)
Section A (10%)
Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
1. A. At a concert. B. At a restaurant.
C. At an art museum. D. At a flower shop.
2. A. Her old classmate. B. Her husband.
C. Her private doctor. D. Her son’s teacher.
3. A. $10. B. $8. C. $18. D. $12.
4. A. Brother and sister. B. Doctor and patient.
C. Teacher and student. D. Interviewer and interviewee.
5. A. She is afraid of getting fat. B. She enjoys ice-cream.
C. She is much too thin. D. She doesn’t care for ice-cream.
6. A. A pair of trousers. B. A suit.
C. A coat. D. A blouse.
7. A. The woman should have complained to her neighbor.
B. The woman should stay out until the neighbors are quiet.
C. The woman should have stayed at the library.
D. The lab will be a better place.
8. A. The man couldn’t wait to see Susan. B. Susan is eager to pass the information she knows.
C. Susan talks to people only on the phone. D. The man always knows the latest news in town.
9. A. She doesn’t mind it as the road conditions are good.
B. She is tired of driving in heavy traffic.
C. She is unhappy to have to drive such a long way every day.
D. She enjoys it because she’s good at driving.
10. A. It was hard to get rid of the salesman.
B. The products that the salesman was selling were not good.
C. The salesman kept making stops on the way.
D. It was a waste of time to talk about the products.
Section B (6%)
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers in your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
11. A. Mr and Mrs Hampton’s master. B. Mr and Mrs Hampton’s son.
C. Mr and Mrs Hampton’s student. D. Mr and Mrs Hampton’s dog.
12. A. At most three meals. B. Four meals.
C. At least three or four meals. D. At least five meals.
13. A. In September. B. In October. C. In July. D. In June.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following speech.
14. A. Use library facilities. B. Library regulations.
C. Library personnel. D. Location of the library.
15. A. Book publishers. B. Librarians.
C. Returning faculty members. D. New university students.
16. A. 1,000,000 volumes（卷，册）. B. Over 1,000,000 volumes.
C. 1,000 volumes. D. Over 110,000 volumes.
Section C (8%)
Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
Book a plane ticket
Name: Tom Ward
Airlines: China 17 Airlines
Flight: No. 18 .
Class: 19 class
Departure time: 9:00 a.m.
Date: 20 16th
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
How many clubs are around the hotel the man is staying?
What will the man do this evening?
He will go to 22 .
When do they open?
They open 23 in the evening.
What is the woman giving to the man?
She is giving the man 24 .
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary (25%)
Section A (16%)
Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence.
25. The palace has held a strange fascination her ever since.
A. for B. with C. to D. in
26. Come and visit our school at the end of this year, by which time I my academic thesis.
A. I will finish B. had finished C. have finished D. will have finished
27. other professionals, surgeons, a special kind of doctors, work long hours with patience and team spirit, thus deserving our respect.
A. As; like B. Like; such as C. Such as; like D. Like; as
28. we visited thePalaceMuseum, we were amazed at the collection of treasures.
A. The first time B. For the first time C. At first D. At the first time
29. Chaplin, for life had once been very hard, directed a film about life in an American factory.
A. whose B. whom C. him D. which
30. Once again, the island came to life as tourists visited Cousteau called, “one of the greatest diving destinations in the world.”
A. where B. the place where C. what D. that
31. Everything seemed to go smoothly suddenly all the radio signals from the plane disappeared.
A. while B. as C. when D. for
32. Is this sports ground you held the latest sports meet?
A. in where B. one where C. the place D. where
33. The city ofLoulanin Xinjiang is not at all a traveler who has never seen the desert before can expect.
A. what B. that C. which D. where
34. One such piece of history is the medieval castle, that houses two museums now.
A. / B. which is C. it is D. one
35. Most people going online now use an instant messenger, for example, the MSN messenger. And, is the case with regular face-to-face talk, there are some basic rules one should follow.
A. which B. as C. that D. what
36. What we badly need here the qualified teachers who once been inAmericato be engaged in their academic research for a couple of years.
A. is; have B. are; have C. is; has D. are; has
37. that his enthusiasm for Chinese culture was further developed.
A. Only after he had visitedChina B. Only if he had visitedChina
C. It was only after he had visitedChinaD. Not until he had visitedChina
38. Hardly him when he said he was in trouble.
A. anybody believed B. had anybody believed
C. did anybody believe D. believed anybody
39. Could it have been on her birthday her parents gave her this DV as a present?
A. since B. that C. when D. before
40. I’m afraid your suggestions can’t help the service of their shop.
A. improving B. but improve C. improve D. for improving
Section B (9%)
Directions: Complete the passage by choosing the proper words in the box.
Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need.
A. goal B. challenge C. continual D. retired E. requirements
AB. vary AC. question AD. valued AE. deal BC. experience
College sports, especially football and basketball, are a big industry. Nationally rated teams and television broadcast rights can be worth millions of dollars.
This could be seen as a good 41 all around. Colleges invest in their players and, in return, the schools earn money and attention. The athletes often get a free education. And they gain 42 that might lead to a chance to play professionally.
But critics 43 the morality of a situation where college athletes may seem 44 more as athletes than as college students. Praise is heard for recent improvements in graduation rates. Yet critics say that some players who finish college never really learn anything except their sport.
Getting back to the question of how much college athletes study, a better answer would be: it all depends. The expectations and pressures on athletes 45 from school to school and sport to sport.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association governs college sports in theUnited States. For the past few years, this organization has been increasing 46 for student athletes. College athletes are required to make 47 progress toward earning their degree. Yet finishing college is not always a 48 for students who are good enough to play professionally.
Fans of American football may remember the 49 New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath. Last weekend, he graduated from theUniversityofAlabama. He left that school forty-two years ago to play for the Jets. Now he is sixty-four, but he went back -- in part, he says, because he had promised his mother to finish his education.
III. Reading Comprehension (36%)
Section A (15%)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.
Once while being prepared for a television interview, I was chatting with the host about stay-at-home fathers. I made the 50 that one reason we're seeing more stay-at-home dads may be that it's no longer a known fact that a man makes more money than his wife. Many families now take earning 51 into account when deciding which parent will stay home.
At that point, one of the male crew members 52 , almost to himself but loud enough for my benefits, "It should be the better parent who stays at home". A lot of guys say things like that.
I was a stay-at-home father for eight years, so what he said made me 53 . It implied that our family's choice could only have been correct 54 I was a "better" parent than my wife.
I think men shoot themselves in the foot with this kind of thinking. I suppose an argument could have been made that when I began staying home my wife was the "better" parent: she had spent more time with our son, could read him better and calm him more quickly. And given a 55 , he'd have picked her 56 me. But as she was the more employable one, my wife went out to work and I looked after our son.
Know what? I 57 . Because of the increased time I spent with him, I soon knew him well, understood what he needed and could look after him more or less as my wife could. 58 , the experience helped me unlock one of the world's great 59 : Women are good at looking after the children because they do it. It's not because of any born female gift or a mother's instinct－which I think is mostly 60 anyway. It's because they 61 the time and attention 62 to become good at the job.
Women obviously get a biological head start from giving birth and nursing, but over the long term experience 63 more. When I got the experience myself, I was good, too. As good? I don't know. Who cares? Children are not made of glass. Other people are 64 looking after them besides Mom.
50. A. decision B. contribution C. point D. mistake
51. A. styles B. power C. habits D. ideas
52. A. decided B. agreed C. commented D. guessed
53. A. angry B. sad C. worried D. excited
54. A. if B. unless C. while D. after
55. A. suggestion B. lift C. choice D. substitute
56. A. out of B. with C. from D. over
57. A. gave up B. caught up C. made up D. lined up
58. A. Generally B. Actually C. Unluckily D. Hopefully
59. A. challenges B. puzzles C. secrets D. suggestions
60. A. changed B. born C. bred D. learned
61. A. put off B. put up C. put in D. put on
62. A. paid B. caught C. exposed D. required
63. A. relies B. counts C. decides D. sounds
64. A. appointed to B. capable of C. criticized for D. relied on
Section B (16%)
Directions: Read the following four passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read.
Below is a housing guide for students going toLondon.
65. What is the advantage of using Loot?
A. It has more offers from accommodation agencies than Renting.
B. It gives you personal information about other co-renters.
C. Their website is designed mainly for students.
D. There are some good bargains.
66. A good agent can help you .
A. know more people
B. find cheap accommodation
C. get the right accommodation quickly
D. get free information about most accommodations
67. The information passed on by word of mouth is important because .
A. it is better than that found through any other source
B. it helps you find some of the best housing never advertised
C. the final year students always offer better information
D. the landlords have little valuable information
68. For students going toLondonfor the first time, which of the following provides the most reliable information?
A. University accommodation offices. B. Loot and Renting
C. Notice boards. D. Family.
Love, success, happiness, family and freedom----how important are these values to you? Here is one interview which explores the fundamental questions in life.
Question: Could you introduce yourself first?
Answer: My name is Misbah, 27 years old. I was born in a war-torn area. Right now I’m a web designer.
Q: What are your great memories?
A: My parents used to take us to hunt birds, climb trees, and play in the fields. For me it was like a holiday because we were going to have fun all day long. Those are my great memories.
Q: Does your childhood mean a lot to you?
A: Yes. As life was very hard, I used to work to help bring money in for the family. I spent my childhood working, with responsibilities beyond my age. However, it taught me to deal with problems all alone. I learnt to be independent.
Q: What changes would you like to make in your life?
A: If I could change something in my life, I’d change it so that my childhood could have taken place in another area. I would have loved to live with my family in freedom. Who cares whether we have much money, or whether we have a beautiful house? It doesn’t matter as long as I can live with my family and we are safe.
Q: How do your get along with your parents?
A: My parents supported me until I came of age. I want to give back what I’ve got. That’s our way. But I am working in another city. My only contact with my parents now is through the phone, but I hate using it. It filters(过滤) out your emotion and leaves your voice only. My deepest feelings should be passed through sight, hearing and touch.
69. In Misbah’s childhood, .
A. he was free from worry
B. he liked living in the countryside
C. he was fond of getting close to nature
D. he often spent holidays with his family
70. What did Misbah desire most in his childhood?
A. A colorful life. B. A beautiful house.
C. Peace and freedom. D. Money for his family.
71. How would Misbah prefer to communicate with his parents?
A. By chatting on the Internet. B. By calling them sometimes.
C. By paying weekly visits. D. By writing them letters.
72. If there were only one question left, what would it most probably be?
A. What was your childhood dream?
B. What is your biggest achievement?
C. What is your parents’ view of you?
D. What was your hardest experience in the war?
Open Letter to an Editor
I had an interesting conversation with a reporter recently---one who works for you. In fact, he's one of your best reporters. He wants to leave.
Your reporter gave me a copy of his resume (简历) and photocopies of six stories that he wrote for you. The headlines showed you played them proudly. With great enthusiasm, he talked about how he finds issues, approaches them, and writes about them, which tells me he is one of your best. I'm sure you would hate to lose him. Surprisingly, your reporter is not unhappy. In fact, he told me he really likes his job. He has a great assignment, and said you run a great paper. It would be easy for you to keep him, he said. He knows that the paper values him. He appreciates the responsibility you've given him, takes ownership of his profession, and enjoys his freedom.
So why is he looking for a way out?
He talked to me because he wants his editors to demand so much more of him. He wants to be pushed, challenged, coached to new heights.
The reporter believes that good stories spring from good questions, but his editors usually ask how long the story will be, when it will be in, where it can play, and what the budget is.
He longs for conversations with an editor who will help him turn his good ideas into great ones. He wants someone to get excited about what he's doing and to help him turn his story idea upside down and inside out, exploring the best ways to report it. He wants to be more valuable for your paper. That's what you want for him, too, isn't it?
So your reporter has set me thinking.
Our best hope in keeping our best reporters, copy editors, photographers, artists – everyone -- is to work harder to make sure they get the help they are demanding to reach their potential. If we can't do it, they'll find someone who can.
73. What does the writer think of the reporter?
A. Optimistic. B. Imaginative. C. Ambitious. D. Proud.
74. What does the reporter want most from his editors in their talks?
A. Finding the news value of his stories. B. Giving him financial support.
C. Helping him to find issues. D. Improving his good ideas.
75. Who probably wrote the letter?
A. An editor. B. An artist. C. A reporter. D. A reader.
76. The letter aims to remind editors that they should
A. keep their best reporters at all costs
B. give more freedom to their reporters
C. be aware of their reporters' professional development
D. appreciate their reporters' working styles and attitudes
We often use the words “growth” and “development” as if they meant basically the same thing. But this may not always be the case. One can easily imagine instances in which a country has achieved higher levels of income (growth) with little or no benefit coming to most of its citizens (development).
In the past, most development policies were aimed at increasing the growth rate of income per capita (人均所得). Many are still based on the theory that benefit of economic growth will come to all members of society. If this theory is correct, growth should encourage development.
By the early 1970s, however, the relationship between growth and development was being questioned. A major study by the World Bank in 1974 concluded that it is now clear that more than decades of rapid growth in developing countries has been of little benefit to a third of their population.
The World Bank study showed that increase in GNP per capita did not promise important improvements in such development indicators as nutrition (营养), health, and education. Although GNP per capita did indeed rise, its benefit came down to only a small part of the population. This realization gives rise to a call for new development policies. These new policies favor agriculture over industry, call for national redistribution (资源分配) of income and wealth, and encourage programs to satisfy such basic needs as food and shelter.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s the international macroeconomic crises (大规模的经济危机) of high oil prices, worldwide recession (衰退) and the third world debt, forced attention away from programs designed to get rid of poverty. However, the lesson remains: economic growth does not promise economic development. Efforts may be required to change growing output capacity (能力) into economic benefit that reach most of a nation’s people.
77. What do we learn from the first paragraph about the relationship between growth and development?
A. Growth and development refer to the same thing.
B. Growth always brings about development.
C. Development is not a necessary result of growth.
D. Development is a reliable measure of growth.
78. Before the 1970s, most development policies were based on theory that economic growth would benefit ________.
A. most people in society B. some people in society
C. few people in society D. everyone in society
79. According to the study by the World Bank in 1974, economic growth in some backward countries brought ________.
A. benefit to a third of their population B. benefit to two thirds of their population
C. little benefit to their people D. no benefit at all to their people
80. If the passage continues, what would the author most likely discuss in the next paragraph?
A. How to turn growth into development.
B. How to remove poverty from society.
C. How to decrease the third world debt.
D. How to cope with economic crises.
Section C (5%)
Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from the list for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need.
Harry Potter stars add magic to young rich. A tour of discoveringNormandy.
DoHollywoodstars guarantee a film’s success? Save Emergency Rooms for emergencies.
Her theories on children’s psychological Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey, with
problems created a sensation. Ms. McCarthy’s son, in an anti-vaccine rally.
The debate has been raging for years over the safety of, and necessity for, childhood vaccinations, which has been so much so that it is termed “The Vaccine War”. The debate has only a few moments that might be inspiring to those who have been following this now familiar issue.
There are certainly benefits of using a star in a film. It makes the film easier to market. Stars also help sell more tickets and drive DVD sales, which are a big part of studio revenue. However, a star does not guarantee success. The simple fact is that if you pay a star a great deal of money for a film that people don’t want to see, then it won’t work.
They are barely in their twenties and are already multimillionaires. At the age when many people are looking for their first job, the youngsters of The Sunday Times Rich List are buying country estates or jetting off to their overseas homes. Daniel Radcliffe, for example, who plays Harry Potter, has a fortune of ￡42 million, at 20.
Millions of jobless Americans, who might be suffering in anxiety and lacking a sense of security, are showing up at emergency rooms of state-owned hospitals, contributing to a longer waiting time and a higher risk of cursory treatment by overworked doctors and nurses.
Alice Miller, a psychology expert, who died at 87 at home in Provence, France, on April 14, repositioned the family as a central place of abnormal psychological function with her theory that parental power and punishment lay at the root of nearly all human problems.
I. Translation (15%)
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.
87. 我们雇用年龄在20至35岁的年轻人。(range v.)
89. 虽然不能以学生的分数来衡量学生的能力，但老师和家长仍旧很关心考试结果。(measure; concerned)
90. 当我们听到再一次成功发射宇宙飞船的消息时，我们禁不住高兴得跳了起来。(can’t help)