Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each
conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the
conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question
there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked
A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the
Example: You will hear:
You will read: A) At the office. B) In
the waiting room.
C) At the airport. D) In a restaurant.
conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to
finish in the evening. This conversation is most likely to have taken place at
the office. Therefore, A) "At the office" is the best answer. You should choose
[A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) go to a Chinese restaurant
B) go to a western restaurant
C) go to a pub for a change D) go to a food
2. A) She likes math very much.
B) She does not like math at
C) She wants to make the math interesting.
D) She likes math and
thought it was interesting.
3. A) He wants to wash the dishes. B) He
doesn't want to wash the dishes.
C) He will help them wash the dishes. D)
He will do anything for the woman.
4. A) She disagrees with the
B) She agrees with the man.
C) She thinks it is not the time we
should turn our attention to the danger of drunk driving.
D) She only
agrees with the man at one point.
5. A) His partner B) His teacher
His sister D) His boss
6. A) At a cigarette store. B) At a bus
C) At a gas station. D) At her parents'
7. A) Fifteen. B)
C) Sixteen. D) Sixty.
8. A) Do her housework. B) Clean
C) Wash clothes. D) Enjoy the beautiful day.
9. A) Wife
and husband B) Teacher and student
C) Mum and son D) Neighbors
The unsmiling faces B) The weather
C) The Londoners D) The
Section B Compound Dictation
Part II Reading
Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part.
Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of
them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the
best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single
line through the center.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on
the following passage.
The most fashionable trend in college sports
celebrations today is as innocent as a letterman's sweater, as old-fashioned as
school pride, and reserved only for people who can wear the name of their school
across their chest.
It can be spotted after any surprising victory, when
the most jubilant player grabs the front of his jersey with both hands and
displays it to the crowd, framing the college name as if in an advertisement for
Popping the jersey, as it has become known, is becoming more
and more common. When Donald Brown helped his team win an unlikely victory, he
raised his jersey high enough to cover his chin. When Niagara won a major
tournament this season, two players popped for the photograph.
doesn't have names on the back of our jerseys," Brown said. "So we play for the
name on the front. You have to understand, college basketball is not like the
N.B.A., where a team chooses you and then you have to play for them. Here, you
choose where you want to go, and you go there for a good reason."
one thing I've never seen in the N.B.A., and I don't think I ever will," Erroll
Knight said. "It is our way to represent where we're from and tell people that
we're proud of it."
Like most dance steps and slang words, no one really
knows who started the latest thing. One of the first documented accounts of
jersey-popping occurred in December 2000, when Earl Watson faced the student
section and tugged at the front of his jersey after his team erased a 19-point
deficit against their opponents.
"Basketball is an urban sport, a hip-hop
sport, and what you're seeing right now comes from that," Knight said. "If a guy
is wearing a really nice shirt on the street and he wants to show it off to
everyone, he'll do what's called popping his collar - he'll sort of flick his
collar to demonstrate the value it has. What guys are doing now with their
jerseys is the same thing, only they have taken it to another level."
According to the passage, we can tell that Erroll Knight is a player for
A) soccer B) tennis C) basketball D) field hockey
12. The trend in
college sports celebrations today, as told in the text, is .
but sophisticated B) as fashionable as in the old days
C) beloved by
everyone D) pure as well as old-fashioned
13. Which of the following
statement is true according to the author?
A) Popping the jersey is not in
vogue any more.
B) The victory of Donald Brown's team is out of
C) N.B.A and college basketball are much the same.
People pop their collars because they are dirty.
14. The word "pop" (Para
3, L1)in this passage is closest in meaning to which of the following
A) spank B) flick C) popular D) show off
15. The reason
why college sports players pop the jerseys is because .
A) their jerseys
are exquisitely designed
B) it is a rule of their colleges
C) they are
very proud of their sports team
D) it is a form of demonstration of the
value being the representative of their schools
16 to 20 are based on the following passage.
In the 16th century, Venetian
and French glassmakers perfected a technique of coating glass with an alloy of
silver to produce an effective mirror. Mirrors soon proliferated in public
spaces and private homes, and owning a pocket or hand mirror became a marker of
status. The mirror, you might say, was an early personal technology - ingenious,
portable, effective - and like all such technologies, it changed its users. By
giving us, for the first time, a readily available image of ourselves that
matched what others saw, it encouraged self-consciousness and introspection and,
as some worried, excesses of vanity.
By the 19th century, it was the
machines of the Industrial Revolution - the power loom, the motor, the turbine -
that prompted concern about the effects of technology on the person. Karl Marx
argued that factory work alienated the worker from what he was toiling to
produce, transforming him into "a cripple, a monster." Men were forced to become
more like machines: efficient, tireless and soulless.
technologies, particularly the cellphone and the digital video recorder, have
not provoked similar worries. They are marvels of individual choice, convenience
and innovation; they represent the democratization of the power of the machine.
Our technologies are more intuitive, more facile and more responsive than ever
before. In a rebuke to Marx, we have not become the alienated slaves of the
machine; we have made the machines more like us and in the process toppled
decades of criticism about the dangerous and potentially enervating effects of
16. The word "coat" (Line 1, Para.1) means .
cover sth. with a layer of sth. B) to combine two different things
make sth. into the shape of a coat D) to put a coat on sth.
17. Which of
the following statement is true according to the text?
A) Soon after being
invented, mirrors became unpopular among people.
B) Mirrors were first
invented by French and Vietnamese.
C) Karl Marx criticized that factory
work had turned the workers into thoughtless monsters.
D) The motor is
among the machines of ancient inventions.
18. Why did some people worried
that the mirror might be excesses of vanity?
A) Because pocket and hand
mirror became a marker of status.
B) Because mirrors were extremely
expensive during that time.
C) Because only wealthy people can afford
buying a mirror.
D) Because mirrors were invented for important
19. The author's purpose of writing this article is .
give a definition on modern technology
B) to give evidence to the statement
that today's personal technologies are marvels of individual choice
prove the rebuke of Karl Marx
D) to illustrate how modern technologies of
different times affect people's life
20. Compared with technologies in the
16th and 19th century, technologies today are more .
A) ingenious and
portable B) marvelous and effective
C) intuitive and unreliable D) facile
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following
BMW's efforts to harness the creativity of its customers began two
years ago when it posted a toolkit on its website. This toolkit let BMW's
customers develop ideas showing how the firm could take advantage of advances in
telematics and in-car online services. From the 1,000 customers who used the
toolkit, BMW chose 15 and invited them to meet its engineers in Munich. Some of
their ideas (which remain under wraps for now) have since reached the prototype
stage, says BMW. "They were so happy to be invited by us, and that our technical
experts were interested in their ideas," says Mr Reimann. "They didn't want any
Westwood Studios, a game developer now owned by EA, first noticed
its customers innovating its products after the launch of a game, "Red Alert,"
in 1996: gamers were making new content for existing games and posting it freely
on fan websites. Westwood made a conscious decision to embrace this phenomenon.
Soon it was shipping basic game-development tools with its games, and by 1999
had a dedicated department to feed designers and producers working on new
projects with customer innovations of existing ones. "The fan community has had
a tremendous influence on game design," says Mr Verdu, "and the games are better
as a result."
Researchers call such customers "lead users." GE's healthcare
division calls them "luminaries." They tend to be well-published doctors and
research scientists from leading medical institutions, says GE, which brings up
to 25 luminaries together at regular medical advisory board sessions to discuss
the evolution of GE's technology. GE then shares some of its advanced technology
with a subset of luminaries who form an "inner sanctum of good friends," says
Sholom Ackelsberg of GE Healthcare. GE's products then emerge from collaboration
with these groups.
21. Why does BMW post a toolkit on its website?
Because it wants to interest more customers.
B) Because it wants to improve
C) Because it wants their customers to give advices or ideas
on theirs products.
D) Because it wants to see if the customers' ideas
match their prototype.
22. We may conclude from the text that .
is a computer game producer
B) EA is the largest hi-tech company in the
C) "Red Alert" made its first appearance before 1996
Studios used to be owned by EA for many years
23. Which of the following
behavior does not reflect that we are now in a customer-driven market?
BMW posts a toolkit to collect customers' ideas.
B) GE brings up 25
luminaries to discuss the evolution of GE's technology.
establishes a department to deal with customers' innovations.
healthcare division calls some of the well-published doctors and research
24. Which of the following can replace the word
A) customer-centered B) customer-satisfied
customer-analyzed D) customer-evaluate
25. Customers invited by BMW didn't
want any money, instead, they just want .
A) to be invited in a
B) their suggestions and ideas to be accepted by the company and
be of use in the cars' upgrade
C) take a look at BMW's newest
D) get together and exchange experience on driving the
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following
Half of literature concerns the perils of falling for a soul mate:
the Victorian heroine runs off with the gardener; Romeo decides he can't live
without the daughter of a family with whom his is feuding. And these tales
always end badly, with disgrace and death, so that the normal order of society
can be soberly restored.
The new matchmakers take a traditional approach.
They believe that people do and should marry within their tribes. The count's
daughter is not going to be happy as a gardener's wife, no matter how mad she
was for him at first, whereas a person from an affluent neighborhood will find
comfort in a spouse who grew up in a similar area and went to the same tennis
camp. They will speak the same dialect. They will move back to their hometowns
and send their kids to that same tennis camp. The matchmakers themselves need
not necessarily speak their - or any of their clients'- languages. Rather,
matchmakers are like linguists who recognize the sounds and structure of many
languages and then get the natives together. And if the clients protest that
their hearts aren't beating fast enough (That town? Near my parents?), the
matchmakers will insist that the pairing is right. Once they commit and start
building that long-delayed life, they'll be happy - or happier, at least, than
when they were single.
Of course, you wonder if these kinds of matches
actually last, or whether a few months or years after that hefty wedding bonus
has been paid, one of them starts saying: Do we really communicate? Sometimes I
wonder if you really understand me. Does the man think, What about all that
money I paid for you? Does the woman wonder, should I have a profitable divorce
and marry for love the next time?
26. The sentence "…the normal order of
society can be soberly restored." (Line 4, Para.1) indicates that .
Romeo should marry Juliet even though she is the daughter of the family with
whom his is feuding
B) it is totally OK for heroines run off with the
C) Victorian heroine should fall in love with a hero
should marry a gardener's daughter
27. The phrase "tennis camp " in
paragraph 2 means .
A) some certain place where poor people often
B) the actual tennis court
C) a place where lovers like to
D) certain places, especially places rich people often go
sentence "their hearts aren't beating fast enough" in paragragh 2 means
A) there is something wrong with their hearts
B) their hearts should
have been beating faster
C) the two people are not so attracted to each
D) the two people fall in love with each other so passionately that
their heart beats slow down a little
29. The writer claimed mainly in this
article that .
A) The normal order of society should be soberly
B) The new matchmakers take a traditional approach
C) People will be much happier once they start a long-delayed
D) Soul mates may not necessarily be people who share the same social
30. According the writer, what is the most fundamental element in a
relationship or marriage?
A) favorable communication B) similar family
C) similar financial condition D) equal social
Part III Vocabulary (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30
incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices
marked A), B), C) and D). Choose the ONE answer that best completes the
sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single
line through the centre.
31. You may _______ of the extra books in our
A) deposit B) enclose C) fade D) dispose
Although the traffic is not busy, he likes to drive at a _______ speed.
spare B) fast C) moderate D) moral
33. As a teacher, you should not _______
the students from asking questions in class.
A) ruin B) restrain C) import
34. If you have any problems during your study here, please do
not ______ to call me for help.
A) hesitate B) despair C) urge D)
35. He must be from Africa, _____ can be seen from his
A) that B) as C) who D) what
36. It is not _______ for me to
return all the books to the library now because I still need some of them for my
A) continuous B) difficult C) convenient D) sufficient
When traveling alone in the mountains, you'd better take a _______ with you in
case you get lost.
A) compass B) compress C) compose D) campus
Both sugar and salt can ______in water.
A) desert B) absorb C) dissolve D)
39. Without a proper education, people could _______ all kinds of
A) conduct B) swear C) commit D) sweat
40. This boy was
_______ for what he had done in the class.
A) scolded B) accused C)
inclined D) displayed
41. After working for twenty hours without any rest,
the doctors were _______.
A) exhausted B) mounted C) wrapped D)
42. He _______ to study harder in the future so that he could have
more opportunities to find a better job.
A) resolved B) resorted C)
requested D) reserved
43. This river forms a natural _______ between China
A) boundary B) edge C) margin D) frontier
44. All the
memories of his childhood had _______ from his mind by the time he was
A) faded B) illustrated C) confined D) concerned
45. This river is
so big that it is impossible to build a _______ under it without modern
A) canal B) tunnel C) channel D) cable
46. _____ before we
depart the day after tomorrow, we should have a wonderful dinner party.
Had they arrived B) Were they arriving
C) Would they arrive D) Were they to
47. The _______ is nearly dead , so I can not start the car
A) bean B) beam C) bake D) battery
48. When making modern
cameras , people began to _______ plastics for metal.
A) surround B)
substance C) stretch D) substitute
49. He is easily _______ so I do not
like to talk with him.
A) defended B) afforded C) created D)
50. After talking for nearly ten hours, he _______ to the
government's pressure at last.
A) expressed B) yielded C) decreased D)
51. My hands and feet were ________ with cold as I waited for the
A) cliff B) still C) stiff D) stick
52. This year our university does not have any _______ to continue the
international student exchange program.
A) function B) fundamental C)
funeral D) funds
53. Many English words are _______ from Latin.
displayed B) spread C) lost D) derived
54. Many years ago, a lot of
factories were _______ from big cities to the mountainous areas in case of
A) transferred B) transformed C) transmitted D) transported
When the fire ________ in the movies, the people lost their heads and ran in all
A) broke in B) broke up C) broke out D) broke into
throat is _______. I cannot speak any more.
A) sore B) purchase C) glow D)
57. ____ by the police, the kidnappers had no choice but to
A) Surrounded B) Surrounding
C) Having surrounded D) To be
58. The international situation is very _______ in the Middle
A) delicious B) perfect C) delicate D) permeate
59. Don't hang
______ the window. It's dangerous.
A) out B) out of C) off D)
60. We _______ that it will take another four months to finish this
A) grant B) estimate C. back D) guarantee
Part IV Cloze (15
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each
blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should choose the ONE
that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the
Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
If you stand a short
distance away from a high wall and shout, your voice sometimes comes back to you
as an echo. This happens because the 61 waves are reflected
62 the wall.
This is the principle of radar, 63 instead of sound it is radio waves which are
reflected. This 64 was made a few years before the last war, 65
from a transmitting station 66 reflected back from a distant aeroplane.
was realized 67 an apparatus could be devised to send out radio waves
and record the 69 from any approaching aeroplanes, it would be a wonderful
method of defense 70 war.
Scientists 71 solving the problem and radar was
72 . An apparatus was made which sent out waves in pulses, and the presence of a
distant aeroplane was shown on the screen of a cathode（阴极）ray tube, (this is 73
we have in a television set).
74 this way radar stations could detect the
approach of enemy aircraft.
After the war radar was put to peaceful uses.
It is now installed at airports to 75
aeroplanes down safely in fog. It is
fitted to ships so that they are warned 76 obstr- uctions ahead, 77 icebergs. It
guides ships into port. It provides aeroplanes and ships 78 a magic eye, with 79
they can see 80 into the distance, in the dark or in fog.
61. A) voice B)
sound C) shout D) echo
62. A) off B) on C) in D) against
63. A) so B)
on C) but D) as
64. A) found B) discover C) knowledge D) discovery
A) when B) as C) until D) before
66. A) was B) were C) is D) are
A) if that B) if when C) that if D) when if
68. A) all time B) every time
C) any time D) all the time
69. A) echoes B) voices C) sounds D)
70. A) on B) in C) at D) off
71. A) set off B) set aside C) set
up D) set about
72. A) found B) seen C) made D) invented
73. A) what
B) that C) which D) that
74. A) On B) Upon C) In D) Along
75. A) tell
B) guide C) make D) warn
76. A) from B) of C) to D) in
77. A) so on B)
so that C) such as D) as if
78. A) with B) of C) for D) in
which B) that C) this D) what
80. A) away B) along C) off D)
Section B Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section,
you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first
time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read
for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to
S7 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S8 to S10
you are required to fill in the missing information. You can either use the
exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words.
Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you
The United States is a "telephone land". Almost every one
uses the telephone to (S1)
social engagements, visit with friends, conduct
business and (S2) all kinds of information. It is the chief method for sending
and (S3) information in the United States. Some visitors (S4) to use telephone
much at first, either because it is (S5) , because they think it is expensive
(as it is in many countries), or because they fear they will be (S6) the person
they call from more important business. In fact, local telephone calls are only
10 cents at public phones and less expensive still in (S7) homes, (S8)
Within normal hours-after 9:00 A.M. and before 9:00 P.M. - (S9)
You need never worry about calling a business office for information. (S10)
If the person you are calling is out of the office, leave a message with
his or her secretary.
Part V Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this
part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the title Should
Olympic Athletes Get High Salaries according to the following OUTLINE given in
Chinese. Your composition should have no fewer than 120