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) No one on the bus was
B) More than one student on the bus was injured.
C) Every one
on the bus was injured.
D) Only one student on the bus was injured.
A) He didn't like any juice.
B) He wanted other kind of juice.
liked banana juice as well as apple juice and orange juice.
D) He liked all
sorts of fruit except for apple juice and orange juice.
3. A) He will lend
the bike to Tom. B) His bike has a flat type too.
C) He can not lend it to
the woman. D) Tom will lend the bike to the girl.
4. A) Taking a walk
everyday is not very good. B) She agrees with the man.
C) She disagree with
the man. D) She want to take a walk today.
5. A) Go to the party. B) Work
in the restaurant.
C) Do her homework. D) Study English.
6. A) Lily
made the trip a lot of fun.
B) Lily spoiled the trip.
C) She like Lily
to go with them.
D) She made a journey to China only with Lily.
Sue came to two parties. B) Sue missed most of the parties.
C) Sue has
joint most of the parties. D) Sue missed all of their parties.
8. A)He is
attending his sick mother at home . B) He is at home on sick leave.
is on a vocation in Asia. D) He is in Asia to see his mother.
9. A) She can
use his car. B) She can get a car somewhere else.
C) She must get her car
fixed. D) She can't borrow his car.
10. A) The man is too tired to go to
B) The woman does not want to go to the movies.
C) The man
wants to go out for dinner.
D) The woman wants to go to 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.
Chaz Albert is a passionate "texter," someone who
loves to send and receive text messages via cell phone. He does it at home, at
school and at work. He often prefers texting over talking on his cell
In the last two years, text messages - which cell carriers generally
limit to 160 characters - have become a rage among teenagers, who embrace the
technology as yet another way to escape a boring class or stay in touch with
But text-messaging, or texting for short, has a downside. It can
be expensive. Many high school and college students accustomed to sending
unlimited instant messages on their computers do not adapt easily to text
messaging's pay-per-message format, and end up with unexpectedly high bills when
they get involved in keypad conversations that involve hundreds, even thousands,
of messages a month. The results are angry confrontations with parents,
long-term payment plans and the loss of cell phone
Text-messaging has flourished for years in Europe and Asia,
where it is immensely popular among young people. In the United States, activity
was limited until 2002, when a breakthrough in the wireless market allowed short
text messages to be sent among customers of the major cellular carriers.
Previously, customers could send messages only to those who used the same
The service, known as S.M.S. (for Short Message Service), has
since taken off. According to a recent report Americans sent 2.5 billion text
messages a month in mid-2004, triple the number sent in mid-2002.
are clearly driving the trend. "Younger people do text messaging a lot more than
older folks," said Mr. Nogee. "They're more used to it from instant messaging on
the computer, from growing up with it. Older people would rather call up and
11. The word "texter" (Line 1, Para 1) mainly refers to .
people who only call up and talk on cell phones
B. people who not only
"tezting", but also call up on cell phones
C. people who never call up but
only send messages on cell phones
D.people who do a lot more messaging than
calling with a cell phone
12. Why are teenagers so addicted to
A) texting is much cheaper than making calls
texting is regarded as another way of escape a boring class or stay in touch
C) texting on a cell phone allows unlimited characters
texting has flourished for many years in Europe and Asia
13. One downside
of text-messaging is .
A) it may be expensive if one are not so familiar
with its paying format
B) it may be a waste of time
C) one may become
less talkative on the phone
D) it usually has a limitation of 160
14. Which of the following version is NOT true according to the
A) Younger people are more used to instant messaging on a computer
than older folks.
B) Statistics has shown that text message business has
proliferated over the past three years.
C) U.S's S.M.S business in mid-2004
is four times larger than in mid-2002.
D) One of the punishment parents
give to carelessly use of texting is kids may lose cell phone
15. The word "rage" in paragraph 2 is closest in meaning to
A) anger B) fashion C) trend D) phenomenon
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following passage.
100 colleges in Beijing enrolled fewer than 40,000 students in total this year,
10,000 less than last year, according to the Beijing Star Daily. In 2002, they
attracted 80,000 students in total.
The head of a private college in the
capital told the newspaper that the cost of educating a student at one of these
establishments was about 30,000 yuan a year. He said a college needed to enrol
2,000 students a year to make ends meet. But in Beijing, they had enrolled fewer
than 400 on average this year.
"Some private colleges will go bankrupt in
the coming years if the number of enrolments continues to drop," the head was
quoted as saying.
Wei Honglin , head of the Beijing Education Consulting
and Complaint Centre, said private colleges had suffered huge losses during the
SARs outbreak last year.
Education experts said private colleges were
becoming less attractive to students because of rising unemployment among
graduates. They said high school graduates, especially those from less-developed
areas, were reluctant to pay money and spend years on private college education
when there was no guarantee of a job.
For many private college students,
graduation is often a guarantee of unemployment because they are less popular
with employers than graduates from well-known public colleges and
An expansion of public colleges and universities since 1999
has also made it difficult for private colleges to survive. There are more than
1,300 privately run colleges across the country and nearly all are struggling to
attract enough interest to keep running. To attract more students, more than 1
billion yuan was spent on publicising private colleges last year. "For every
student enrolled, the private colleges on average spent 3,000 yuan on
publicity," Mr Wei said.
16. What may be one of the results if a private college fails to enroll 2,000
students a year?
A) Students will leave to find another one.
college will have to pay a certain penalty to the government.
college will have to shut down because of bankrupt.
D) President of the
college will be put in jail.
17. Why are students from less-developed areas
reluctant to go to private colleges?
A) Fees of private colleges are too
high for students from those areas.
B) It is more difficult for them to
enroll private colleges.
C) Private colleges have a not so good
D) After graduation from private colleges, the chance of getting a
job is slimmer than from public colleges and universities.
18. What has
been done in private colleges in order to survive?
A) Private colleges has
gradually decrease their tuition in order to attract students from
B) Private colleges has tried to use advertisements
to promote themselves.
C) An expansion of private colleges has been
D) Private colleges now employ more experienced
19. Based on the passage, what can be one of the reasons to cause
losses to private colleges last year?
A) The outbreak of SARs.
expansion of public colleges and universities.
C) The careless operation of
D) The quality of the colleges' faculty.
20. Which is
the following statement is false on the grounds of the facts in the
A) Nearly all the private colleges are struggling to survive
throughout the country.
B) For every student enrolled, 3,000 yuan a year is
spent on all kinds of promotion on average.
C) Private colleges usually
guarantee of a much better job than universities.
D) Private colleges in
Beijing enrolled about 50,000 students last year.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
Elizabethan England, there were laws to prevent members of the rabble from
dressing above their station. This was never really effective, but to understand
how truly futile it is these days for the upper classes to try keeping the
masses in their sartorial place, you need to know what a chav is. "Chav" - the
champion buzzword of 2004 in Britain, according to one language maven there -
refers to something between a subculture and a social class. The unofficial
definition is a clueless suburbanite with appalling taste and a tendency toward
track suits and loud jewelry.
In any case, there's one aspect of chavness
that almost every description mentions right away: Chavs love Burberry. The
recognizable plaid pattern of Burberry, the venerable English luxury brand, has
long since come to serve as a status signifier. Presumably it is status that
chavs are looking for when they snap up anything and everything emblazoned with
the plaid. The most popular element of the chav uniform is the Burberry plaid
Stacey Cartwright, a Burberry executive, argues that this chav
business is just a trivial tabloid story. The international brand continues to
thrive in chav-free North America and Asia, she says. Responding to reports that
Burberry discontinued one of its plaid caps in the U.K., she says that the
"small" British market was slow anyway. "The chav issue won't have helped, but
it's on top of what was already quite a sluggish market," she says. Besides, she
continues, "the caps that the so-called chavs wear are actually counterfeit
products; they're not our products." Burberry still offers, for example, a $200
cashmere plaid cap in Britain. "That's out of the price range of most of these
individuals," Cartwright says.
21. The best title of this article may be
A) Burberry's influence upon the chav business
B) The good, the
plaid and the ugly
C) The definition of chavness
D) The laws to
prevent members of the rabble from dressing above their station
the text, we can infer that the most significant sign of Burberry is .
plaid pattern B) paisley pattern C) checked pattern D) striped pattern
What's Stacey Cartwright's attitude towards the chav business?
thinks Burberry will thrive in chav-free areas.
B) She believes the chav
business is of no great influence to Burberry.
C) She thinks the chavness
business will soon be out of date.
D) She believes the chavness is the
business of counterfeit products.
24. What can we infer from the
A) People always wear the proper garment to their social positions
in the Elizabethan England.
B) Track suits and loud jewelry always appeal
to clueless suburbanite.
C) Production of all sorts of plaid caps is shut
down now, according to a Burberry executive.
D) The chav issue has little
effect on Burberry's market in and outside England.
25. Which is the
following statement is true according to the text?
A) Burberry is a local
English brand and can be seen only in England.
B) Chav usually wear a
special kind of uniform with a plaid cap.
C) Chavs are people of fancy
D) What the so-called chavs wear now are not real products of
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following
Each day, 50,000 shiny, fire-engine-red apples work their way
through a sprawling factory in Swedesboro, N.J. Inside, 26 machines wash them,
core them, peel them, seed them, slice them and chill them. At the end of the
line, they are deposited into little green bags featuring a jogging Ronald
From there, the bags make their way in refrigerated trucks to
thousands of McDonald's restaurants up and down the Eastern Seaboard. No more
than 14 days after leaving the plant, the fruit will take the place of French
fries in some child's Happy Meal.
The apple slices, called Apple Dippers,
are a symbol of how McDonald's is trying to offer healthier food to its
customers - and to answer the many critics who contend that most of its menu is
of poor nutritional quality.
It remains to be seen whether these new
offerings will assuage the concerns of public health officials and other critics
of McDonald's highly processed fat - and calorie - laden sandwiches, drinks and
fries. So far, they have not - at least not entirely. But this much is already
clear: Just as its staple burger-and-fries meals have made McDonald's the
largest single buyer of beef and potatoes in the country, its new focus on fresh
fruits and vegetables is making the company a major player in the $80 billion
American produce industry.
The potential impact goes beyond dollars and
cents. Some people believe that McDonald's could influence not only the volume,
variety and prices of fruit and produce in the nation but also how they are
26. According to the text, what will be found in some children's
Happy Meal in stead of French fries?
A) apple pies B) hamburger C) apple
dippers D) apple flavor French
27. Why is McDonald using fruit production
to take the place of traditional French fries?
A) Price of potato is
B) Apple are adored by more people.
C) McDonald wants to
make their food diversified.
D) Fruit production, for instant, apple is of
28. What can we infer from the text?
A) People can
now feel relieved about the nutrition in McDonald's food.
B) We can no
longer find French fries in children's Happy Meal.
C) Fries, drinks and
sandwiches are regarded as fat-and-calories laden.
D) McDonald spend $80
billion on fresh fruits and vegetables.
29. Which of the following
statement is true according to the text?
A) Health officials and other
critics' attitude towards McDonald's food has changed magnificently.
Each year, McDonald consumes the largest amount of potatoes and beef throughout
C) Rising price of fruits is the only aspect of McDonald's
D) Carefully chosen fire-engine-red apples are made into McDonald
food after 14 days leaving the plant.
30. Why could McDonald influence the
grow of the fruits?
A) Because McDonald will supervise the process of
B) Because more high-quality fruits are needed to make
nutritional McDonald food.
C) Because McDonald is going to run a orchard
D) Because how the fruits are grown matters the cost of McDonald
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. He read the paper several times but he still _______ some printer's
A) overlooked B) ignored C) noticed D) outlined
32. You have
greatly _______us. What you have done is not what you told us about several
A) disappointed B) deserted C) clarified D) opposed
financial support is decided not only according to your GRE score, but also
according to your _______ in college.
A) performance B) policy C) smart D)
34. As a commander, you should not _______ the soldiers to
A) express B) explode C) exploit D) expose
Although in great danger, the wounded still did not want to _______ from the
A) feedback B) backward C) withdraw D) departure
36. In the
class the teacher asked the students to _______ their bad habits.
B) omit C) overcome D) overtake
37. When you study in the United States,
usually you have to buy your own health _______.
A) insurance B) expense C)
evidence D) payment
38. ____ in 1636, Harvard is one of the most famous
universities in the United States.
A) Founding B) It was founded C) Being
founded D) Founded
39. Chocolate and ice-cream have different
A) favour B) favourites C) fever D) flavours
40. Though tired
and hungry, the explorers had to _____ their walk through the forest.
carry off B) carry on C) carry out D) carry away
41. He made a rough
_______ of the first floor of that building, showing us where his office was
A) painting B) illustration C) drawing D) sketch
always leaves _______ for all the words he does not know in his
A) blankets B) blind C) black D) blanks
43. If you just
stay in this city for few days, we can give you a _______ library card and you
can still make use of the books in the city library.
A) terminal B)
temporary C) regular D) chamber
44. These programs are designed for those
young people who want to _______ higher education but do not have enough time to
go to university.
A) insure B) purse C) purchase D) pursue
she achieved in her research might _______ what she had been expecting.
exceed B) exclaim C) excess D) extend
46. Both O. J. Simpson and Jim Brown
have been ______ as the greatest players in the history of football.
ranked B) recorded C) stocked D) stripped
47. What they produced has no any
_______ value. But it is very useful to their research.
A) filter B) fold
C) partial D) commercial
48. When talking about Chinese culture, people
often _______ its origin with the Yellow River.
A) worship B) vain C)
reveal D) associate
49. When he caught a _______ of his girl-friend in the
rain, Jack asked the taxi driver to stop to pick her up.
A) stare B) glance
C) glimpse D) peep
50. Without the _______ materials imported from abroad,
Japan can hardly produce anything.
A) original B) cruel C) spare D)
51. We may be able to _______ you in some way if you can not finish
your work on time.
A) resist B) insist C) assist D) disease
though he has lived in China for many years, Mark still can not _______ himself
to the Chinese customs.
A) adopt B) adjust C) adapt D) accept
tried to _______ with the manager for his salary.
A) evaluate B) object C)
bargain D) pause
54. The news announcer ______ on the regular program to
announce the election results.
A) cut away B) cut in C) cut off D) cut
55. To some _______, Mary still does not understand this unit. But she
herself does not believe so.
A) extend B) part C) extent D)
56. If you want to see the chairman of the department, you'd better
make an _______ with his secretary first.
A) admission B) agreement C)
appointment D) date
57. She is narrow minded and always _______ what other
A) jealous B) owes C) misses D) envies
58. You____ to
town to see the film yesterday. It will be on TV tonight.
A) needn't go B)
had better not go
C) should not go D) needn't have gone
59. When he
woke up from his dream, the frightened boy tried to _______ his mother's
A) grape B) grey C) grip D) grave
60. He is a man of great
experience, _____ much can be learned.
A) who B) that C) from which D) from
Part IV Cloze (15 minutes)
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the
following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C) and
D) on the right side of the paper. 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.
Niagara is an Indian word which means
"roaring water". Indeed, the roar of falling water of Niagara can be heard 61 a
distance of 25 kilometers. Imagine 62
of water flowing over a cliff 90 feet
high and you will get an idea of that terrible noise.
And 63 tremendous
power the Niagara River has! It moves big rocks about and throws them into the
boiling water below.
64 ago an old ship without a single person on board
was put in mid-stream. It sailed down the river 65 a toy boat with great speed.
Having reached the fall, the ship dropped into the boiling water, never 66
There were some people who wanted to become famous 67 swimming
across the most dangerous part of the Niagara River. One of them was Captain
that he would try to swim across the Niagara drew crowds of
people. On the evening of July 21st, 1893, Captain Webb came up to the river and
69 a plunge. His having jumped into the water 70 many people with horror. Soon,
he appeared in the middle of the river. A loud shout went up from the crowd, but
a moment later there was
71 silence. The man had disappeared under the
water. Thousands of eyes 72
on the river, but the man was drowned.
1902, a certain Miss Taylor decided to go over the falls in a barrel. There were
different kinds of pillows inside the barrel to prevent her 73 . Having examined
the barrel carefully, Miss Taylor got in. The barrel was closed and then 74 into
the water. Having reached the falls, it overturned and was shot down by the
of the water. When the barrel was finally caught and opened,
Miss Taylor came out alive
76 with a frightened look in her eyes.
a crowd of visitors saw a rope 77 over them from one bank of the river to the
other. Then they saw a man 78 the rope. The man was an actor, Blondin
He managed to cross Niagara Falls on a tight rope. The people on the bank were
surprised at his 80 it so well.
61. A) within B) inside C) at D)
62. A) much B) a great number C) mass D) a mass
63. A) how much B)
what C) so D) how
64. A) Sometimes B) Many times C) Much time D) Some
65. A) as B) as if C) like D) likely
66. A) to appear B)
appearing C) appeared D) appear
67. A) for B) by C) through D)
68. A) He said B) His having said C) He says D) He had said
A) gave B) made C) did D) took
70. A) filling B) full C) filled D) was
71. A) dead B) dying C) died D) death
72. A) being stopped B)
were fixing C) were fixed D) fixed
73. A) being hurt B) having hurt C)
hurting D) hurt
74. A) being thrown B) throwing C) thrown D) threw
A) power B) strength C) force D) capacity
76. A) therefore B) however C) so
77. A) being put B) put C) having put D) putting
78. A) step
across B) step out onto C) step along D) step on
79. A) under the name of
B) with the name of
C) by name D) to the name of
80. A) done B) having
done C) having been done D) being done
Section B Compound
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 have written.
Among the most
powerful engines of modern economic growth have been technological changes that
raise output (S1) to inputs. But compared with those of the nineteenth century,
(S2) changes remained minor and sporadic in the colonial period. It preceded the
era of the cotton gin, steam power, and the many metallurgical advances that
vastly increased the tools (S3) to workers. In iron production, learning by
doing and (S4) remained the key source of labor and fuel savings in the late
colonial period-learning to (S5) the fuel input to minimal levels saved on labor
needed to gather charcoal and work the forges. Technology remained static and
forges sizes constant, however. The (S6) in agriculture also indicates no
leaps in technology-(S8)
In shipping, the same conclusion is
, and both ship material and the power source of ships
remained unchanged. Even increasingly complex sails and rigs and the alterations
of hull shapes failed to increase ship speed and, in any case, (S10) .
V Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30
minutes to write a composition on the title Immoral Behavior in Public according
to the following OUTLINE given in Chinese. Your composition should be no fewer