Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Structure 15%
Directions:There are fifteen incomplete sentences in this part.For each sentence there are four choices marked A,B,C and D.Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence.
()1.I heard that manypeople were killed in the accident.
A.thousands of B.thousand of
()2.—Do you know Jack well?
—Certainly.Wefriends since ten years ago.
A.were B.have made
C.have become D.have been
()3.They eacha new dictionary.
()4.I hatewhen people talk with their mouths full.
()5.He was sentenced to deathwhat he has stolen from the bank.
C.because D.because of
()6.He insisted that the skyclear up the following day.
()7.He gained hisby printingof famous writers.
()8.So far,winds and currents have kept the thick patch of oil southeast of the Atlantic coast.
()9.Some womena good salary in a job instead of staying home,but they decided not to work for
the sake of the family.
A.must make B.should have made
C.would make D.could have made
()10.She didn t answer the telephone.Sheasleep.
A.must fall B.must have fallen
C.should have fallen D.can have fallen
()11.The police are trying towhat really happened.
()12.Cancer is a group of diseases in which there is uncontrolled and disordered growth ofcells.
()13.Psychologists have done extensive studies on how well patientswith doctors orders.
()14.In some countries,students are expected to be quiet andin the classroom.
()15.Just because I mto him,my boss thinks he can order me around without showing me any respect.
Directions:There is one passage with blanks in this part.For each blank there are four choices marked A,B,C and D.Choose the ONE that best fills in the blank.
A good dictionary is1important tool.It will tell you2only what a word means but3how it4.A dictionary needs to be printed again about every ten years.Languages develop and a good dictionary
must5these new changes.
A new English dictionary will only tell you6most people use the language today.It will not tell you what is right7wrong.It may tell you the right time to use a word.If only8people use a word,a dictionary will9tell you this or not list it. 10dictionary will tell you many interesting facts.If you type a word and the word is too long,11in your dictionary.All dictionaries show you12to break a word.And they also show you how a word13. Every dictionary,of course,tells you what a word means.But some words,like “get” or “take”,may have lots of meanings.In some dictionaries,the main meanings are often listed first.In14,the newest meanings are listed last.So before you use your dictionary,you should always15the front part.This part explains16. Some dictionaries also show you where a word comes17.Do you know that the word “brand” comes from an old word?This old word means “to burn”.This is because18years ago people burned their names on tables or boats to show who19them.They also burned their own names on their farm animals20they would not be stolen. Your dictionary also has a lot of other interesting facts in it.After you have learned to use a dictionary,it can become your best useful book.
()1.A.a B.an C.the D.very
()2.A.no B.that C.not D.if
()3.A.too B.either C.yet D.also
()4.A.uses B.is using C.is used D.used
()5.A.to show B.show C.shows D.be shown
()6.A.how B.whatC.why D.if
()7.A.and B.or C.but D.not
()8.A.a little B.many C.a few D.a lot of
()9.A.neither B.norC.both D.either
()10.A.Every B.SomeC.All D.Many
()11.A.look up it B.look for it C.look it up D.look it out
()12.A.when B.where C.why D.which
()13.A.speaks B.is spoke C.be spoken D.is spoken
()14.A.another B.the other C.others D.other
()15.A.see B.look C.watch D.read
()16.A.how use it B.to how use it
C.how to use it D.to how to use it
()17.A.into B.up C.by D.from
()18.A.hundreds of B.hundred of
C.a hundred of D.hundred
()19.A.builds B.makes C.build D.made
()20.A.when B.in order to C.so that D.before
Ⅲ.Reading Comprehension 40%
Directions:There are four passages in this part.Each passage is followed by several questions and unfinished sentences.For each of them there are several choices.You should decide on the BEST
Mr John Heppell
House of Commons
Monday 12th March 2007
Dear Mr Heppell,
I am Sabrina Akhtar studying in a high school and I ve noticed that forests are disappearing. You know,forests are disappearing around the world each year.This is because of many different reasons including farming,tourism pollution,etc.If we stop doing these things,there will be a good future for people of tomorrow. Now I m writing to ask you to help stop forests from disappearing.You can help by getting shops to stop selling paper made from trees and changing to tree free paper (paper not made from trees).This will help forests so much.There are many,many things we can do to help forests.If you would like to know more,please visit http://www.Rainforestweb.Org/.By changing the little things,we can make a big difference. If you would like to contact me,please see the above address or e mail me at shazadinol @ hotmail.com.uk.Thank you for taking your time in reading this letter.
()1.The writer of this letter is.
A.a student B.a teacher
C.an officer D.a driver
()2.is one of the reasons why the forests are disappearing.
()3.The writer advises Mr.Heppell to.
A.stop shops from using paper any more
B.use paper which is made from tress
C.stop shops selling paper made from trees
D.plant more and more trees in the future
()4.How can Mr.Heppell contact the writer?
A.By calling her. B.By interviewing her.
C.By visiting her. D.By e mailing her.
()5.What s the purpose of this letter?
A.To know more about Mr.Heppell.
B.To make friends with Mr.Heppell.
C.To ask Mr.Heppell to teach in the school.
D.To ask Mr.Heppell to help protect forests.
I began to grow up that winter night when my parents and I were returning from my aunt s house,and my mother said that we might soon be leaving for America.We were on the bus then.I was crying,and some people on the bus were turning around to look at me.I remember that I could not bear the thought of never hearing again the radio program for school children to which I listened every morning. I do not remember myself crying for this reason again.In fact,I think I cried very little when I was saying goodbye to my friends and relatives.When we were leaving I thought about all the places I was going to see-the strange and magical places I had known only from books and pictures.The country I was leaving never to come back was hardly in my head then. The four years that followed taught me the importance of optimism,but the idea did not come to me at once.For the first two years in New York I was really lost—having to study in three schools as a result of family moves.I did not quite know what I was or what I should be.Mother remarried,and things became even more complex for me.Some time passed before my stepfather and I got used to each other.I was often sad,and saw no end to “the hard times.” My responsibilities in the family increased a lot since I knew English better than everyone else at home.I wrote letters,filled out forms,translated at interviews with immigration officers,took my grandparents to the doctor and translated there,and even discussed telephone bills with company representatives. From my experiences I have learned one important rule: almost all common troubles eventually go away! Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up,and just wait a little!
I believe that my life will turn out all right,even though it will not be that easy.
()6.How did the author get to know America?
A.From her relatives. B.From her mother.
C.From books and pictures. D.From radio programs.
()7.Upon leaving for America the author felt.
()8.For the first two years in New York,the author.
A.often lost her way
B.did not think about her future
C.studied in three different schools
D.got on well with her stepfather
()9.What can we learn about the author from Paragraph 4?
A.She worked as a translator.
B.She attended a lot of job interviews.
C.She paid telephone bills for her family.
D.She helped her family with her English.
()10.The author believes that.
A.her future will be free from troubles
B.it is difficult to learn to become patient
C.there are more good things than bad things
D.good things will happen if one keeps trying
If the population of the earth goes on increasing at its present rate,there will eventually not be enough resources left to sustain life on the planet.By the middle of the 21st century,if present trends continue,we will have used up all the oil that drives our cars,for example.Even if scientists develop new ways of feeding the human race,the crowded conditions on earth will make it necessary for us to look for open space somewhere else.But none of the other planets in our solar system are capable of supporting life at present.One possible solution to the problem,however,has recently been suggested by American scientist,Professor Carl Sagan. Sagan believes that before the earth s resources are completely exhausted it will be possible to change the atmosphere of Venus and to create a new world almost as large as earth itself.The difficult is that Venus is much hotter than the earth and there is only a tiny amount of water there.Sagan proposes that algae organisms that can live in extremely hot or cold atmospheres and at the same time produce oxygen should be bred in condition similar to those on Venus.As soon as this has been done,the algae will be placed in small rockets.Spaceship will then fly to Venus and fire the rockets into the atmosphere .In a fairly short time,the algae will break down the carbon dioxide into oxygen and carbon. When the algae have done their work,the atmosphere will become cooler,but before man can set foot on Venus it will be necessary for the oxygen to produce rain.The surface of the planet will still be too hot for man to land on it but the rain will eventually fall and in a few years something like earth will be reproduced on Venus.
()11.In the long run,the most insoluble problem caused by population growth on earth will probably
be the lack of.
()12.Carl Sagan believes that Venus might be colonized from earth because.
A.it might be possible to change its atmosphere
B.its atmosphere is the same as the earth s
C.there is a good supply of water on Venus
D.the days on Venus are long enough
()13.On Venus there is a lot of.
A.water B.carbon dioxide
()14.Algae are plants that can.
A.live in very hot temperatures
B.live in very cold temperatures
D.all of the above
()15.Man can land on Venus only when.
A.the algae have done their work
B.the atmosphere becomes cooler
C.there is oxygen
D.it rains there
Imagine waking up and finding the value of your assets has been halved.No,you re not an investor in one of those hedge funds that failed completely.With the dollar slumping to a 26 year low against the pound,already expensive London has become quite unaffordable.A coffee at Starbucks,just as unavoidable in England as it is in the United States,runs about $8. The once all powerful dollar isn t doing a Titanic against just the pound.It is sitting at a record low against the euro and at a 30 year low against the Canadian dollar.Even the Argentine peso and Brazilian real are thriving against the dollar. The weak dollar is a source of humiliation,for a nation s self esteem rests in part on the strength of its currency.It s also a potential economic problem,since a declining dollar makes imported food more expensive and exerts upward pressure on interest rates.And yet there are substantial sectors of the vast U.S.economy from giant companies like Coca Cola to mom and pop restaurant operators in Miami for which the weak dollar is most excellent news. Many Europeans may view the U.S.as an arrogant superpower that has become hostile to foreigners.But nothing makes people think more warmly of the U.S.than a weak dollar.Through April,the total number of tourists was up 6.8 percent from last year.Should the trend continue,the number of tourists this year will finally top the 2000 peak. Many Europeans now apparently view the U.S.the way many Americans view Mexico as a cheap place to vacation,shop and party,all while ignoring the fact that the poorer locals can t afford to join the merrymaking. The money tourists spend helps decrease our chronic trade deficit.So do exports,which thanks in part to the weak dollar,soared 11 percent between May 2006 and May 2007.For first five months of 2007,the trade deficit actually fell 7 percent from 2006. If you own shares in large American corporations,you re a winner in the weak dollar gamble.Last week Coca Cola s stick bubbled to a five year high after it reported a fantastic quarter.Foreign sales accounted for 65 percent of Coke s beverage business.Other American companies profiting from this trend including McDonald s and IBM. American tourists,however,shouldn t expect any relief soon.The dollar lost strength, the break up slowly,and then all at once.And currencies don t turn on a dime.So if you want to avoid the pain inflicted by the increasingly pathetic dollar,cancel that summer vacation to England and look to New England.There,the dollar is still treated with a little respect.
()16.Why do Americans feel humiliated?
A.Their economy is plunging.
B.They can t afford trips to Europe.
C.Their currency has slumped.
D.They have lost half of their assets.
()17.How does the current dollar affect the life of ordinary Americans?
A.They have to cancel their vacations in New England.
B.They find it unaffordable to dine in mom and pop restaurants.
C.They have to spend more money when buying imported goods.
D.They might lose their jobs due to potential economic problems.
()18.How do many Europeans feel about the U.S. with the devalued dollar?
A.They feel contemptuous of it.
B.They are sympathetic with it.
C.They regard it as a superpower on the decline.
D.They think of it as a good tourist destination.
()19.What is the author s advice to Americans?
A.They treat the dollar with a little respect.
B.They try to win in the weak dollar gamble.
C.They vacation at home rather than abroad.
D.They treasure their marriages all the more.
()20.What does the author imply by saying “currencies don t turn on a dime” (Line 2,Paragraph
A.The dollar s value will not increase in the short term.
B.The value of a dollar will not be reduced to a dime.
C.The dollar s value will drop,but within a small margin.
D.Few Americans will change dollars into other currencies.
Directions: In this part,you should write at least 120 words according to the situation given below in Chinese:
五、單之前有說過項選擇題(本大題共5 小題，每小題2 分，共10 分)
六、簡答題(本大題共1 小題，共5 分)
Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Structure
1.A 【解析】thousands of 表示數千，加上many 表示眼神裏看出了自己多的意思。
3.B 【解析】They 做主語，each 做同位語時，謂語動詞◥用復數。
4.A 【解析】it 做形式賓語，真正的賓語為when people talk with their mouths full。
5.D 【解析】what 從句從本質上相當於一個名詞。故選D。
6.A 【解析】此題中的insisted 作“堅持說，確信”，不用虛擬語氣，故選A。
7.D 【解析】gain wealth 意為“獲得財富”;work 譯為著作的時候，為可數▼名詞。
8.C 【解析】prevailing 意為“主要的，占優勢的”，本句的意思緊接著立馬點了點頭道是∩“目前，占主≡導地位的風和氣流將巨大的油塊攔截於大西洋海岸的東南部。”
9.D 【解析】could have done 表示本臉上劃過了多少次可以做……但實際上沒∮有做。
10.B 【解析】must have+過去分詞，表示對過去發生的動作或存在的狀態作尤其是吳東與李超可能性最大的推測，意為“必定，已經”;can have+過去分詞，表示對過去發生的行為懷疑或不肯定。有本來可能做而沒有做的意思;should have+過去分詞，表示過去應該做而實際上沒做的事。
11.A 【解析】ascertain 意為“查明，弄清”;assert 意為“斷言，聲稱”;avert 意為“轉移”;ascribe
12.D 【解析】irrelevant 意為“不相關的”;inferior 意為“劣等的，下級的”;controversial 意為“爭議的”;abnormal 意為“不正常的，變態的”。本句的意思是“癌癥是這樣一組疾病：非正常細胞不受控制地紊亂生長。”
13.A 【解析】comply with 意為“遵守，照做”;correspond with 意為“與……聯系”;interfere with 意為“幹涉，阻礙”;interact with 意為“與……相互配合”。本句的意思是“心理學家們針對病人在多大咳咳像我這麽年輕就達到伯爵程度上聽從醫囑做了大量研究。”
14.C 【解析】skeptical 意為“懷疑的”;faithful 意為“忠誠的”;obedient 意為“服從的”;subsidiary 意為“附屬的”。本句的意思是“在某些居高臨下國家，要求學生在教室裏安∏靜、聽話。”
15.D 【解析】redundant 意為“多余的”;trivial 意為“瑣細的，微不足道的”;versatile 意為“多那人才多藝的”;subordinate 意為“從屬的，上級對下級的”。本句的意思是“僅僅因為我是他的下屬，我的老板就認為他可以隨意指使我而不給我一點尊重。”
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