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 will start
at 9 o' clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon.
Therefore, A) "At the office" is the correct answer. You should choose [A] on
the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) She's flying to Hong Kong.
B) She's going
to buy an air ticket.
C) She's going to say good-bye to Tom.
leaving for Hong Kong with Tom
2. A) Buy something for the picnic.
Go shopping with the man.
C) Go for a ride around town.
D) Have a
3. A) In the side pocket of her jacket.
B) In the top pocket
of her jacket.
C) In the side pocket of her trousers.
D) In the back
pocket of her tight trousers.
4. A) $6 B) $4 C) $7 D) $11
5. A) On
Sunday afternoon. B) On Saturday afternoon.
C) On Sunday evening. D) On a
6. A) On a plane. B) On an island. C) At a store. D) In a
7. A) Lisa's friends. B) Lisa's colleagues
C) Lisa's parents. D)
8. A) They received Bob's letter at six. B) Bob will arrive
C) The man will meet Bob at the airport. D) Bob is expected to be
here by plane.
9. A) Lily will be late. B) She hopes Lily won't
C) She thinks Lily will arrive on time. D) Lily can't come.
A) Help the man. B) Talk to Mr. Smith.
C) Go home D) Type some
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short
passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the
passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question,
you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D).
Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line
through the center.
11. A) He was born on May 6, 1953. B)
He was born on May 7 ,1963.
C) He was born on May 7 ,1943. D) He was born
on May 6 ,1963.
12. A) at Tsinghua University B) at Oxford
C) at Cambridge University D) at New York University
In 1980. B) In 1985. C) In 1965. D) In 1975.
14. A) about
25,000 kilometers B) about 2,500 kilometers
C) about 35,000 kilometers D)
about 3,500 kilometers
15. A) Visit museums in the big city.
B) Go to
theater in the town.
C) Cheap Day Excursion trains.
D) See the
beautiful scenery in the countryside.
16. A) building carriages B) guiding
C) repairing the tracks D) running the railways
17. A) 1940 B) 1941 C) 1959 D) 1971
18. A) to make body strong
B) it is his interest
C) fight at school D) defend himself
studied at the University of Washington
B) get married
of his own martial arts style
D) he took part in three movies
producer B) actor C) driver D) broker
Part II Reading Comprehension (35
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
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following
Social change is more likely to occur in societies where there is
a mixture of different kinds of people than in societies where people are
similar in many ways. The simple reason for this is that there are more
different ways of looking at things present in the first kind of society. There
are more ideas, more disagreements in interest, and more groups and
organizations with different beliefs. In addition, there is usually a greater
worldly interest and greater tolerance in mixed societies. All these factors
tend to promote social change by opening more areas of life to decision.
a society where people are quite similar in many ways, there are fewer occasions
for people to see the need or the opportunity for change because everything
seems to be the same. And although conditions may not be satisfactory, they are
at least customary and undisputed.
Within a society, social change is also
likely to occur more frequently and more readily in the material aspects of the
culture than in the non-material, for example, in technology rather than in
values; in what has been learned later in life rather than what was learned
early; in the less basic and less emotional aspects of society than in their
opposites; in the simple elements rather than in the complex ones; in form
rather than in substance; and in elements that are acceptable to the culture
rather than in strange elements. Furthermore, social change is easier if it is
gradual. For example, it comes readily on human relations on a continuous scale
rather than one with sharp dichotomies（分歧）. This is one reason why change has
not come more quickly to black Americans as compared to other American
minorities, because of the sharp difference in appearance between them and their
21. According to the passage, one of the factors that
tend to promote social change is .
A) mutual interest B) different points
C) more worldly people D) advanced technology
change is less likely to occur in a society where people are quite similar in
many ways because .
A) people there are always satisfied with their living
B) people there have identical needs that can be met without
C) people there have got accustomed to their conditions that
they seldom think it necessary to change
D) people there are less emotional
and easy to please
23. According to the passage, which of the following is
A) Social values play an important role in social change.
Social change is more likely to occur in the material aspects of
C) Social change is more likely to occur if it comes
D) Social change tends to meet with more difficulty in basic and
emotional aspects of society.
24. The expression "greater tolerance" in
Paragraph 1 refers to .
A) greater willingness to accept social
B) quicker adoption to changing circumstances
C) more respect
for different beliefs and behavior
D) greater readiness to agree to
different opinions and ideas
25. The passage mainly discusses .
B) the necessary of social change
D) certain factors that determine the ease with which social
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the
Climate, more than any other single factor, determines
the distributions of life on Earth. Climatic boundaries establish the limits
within which organisms can survive.
Plants, even more than animals, must be
well adapted to climate in order to survive. They cannot move about or take
shelter but must be equipped to endure whatever weather conditions are likely to
In the harsh conditions of tundra, for example, low growing mosses,
lichens, and a few flowering plants all hug the ground for shelter from icy
Animals, despite their ability to move about and find shelters, are
just as much influenced by climate as plants are. Creatures such as the camel
and the penguin are so highly specialized that they have as extremely limited
distribution. Others, such as bears, are flexible enough to adapt to a broad
range of climates. Ocean-dwelling organisms are just as sensitive to climatic
changes - in this case temperature and salinity（含盐量）- as land animals. Reef
corals can survive only in clear warm seawater. Certain foraminifers are so
sensitive to changes in their environment that their presence can be taken as an
index of sea temperature. Human beings are among the least specialized of all
animals and can live almost anywhere. Their clothes and their homes act as a
sort of "miniature climate" that can be taken with them everywhere.
Which of the following is neither plant nor animal?
A) Tundra B) Reef coral
C) Penguin D) Camel
27. According to the passage, the tundra grow close to
the ground .
A) to avoid being eaten by arctic animals
fertilizer is not readily available
C) to minimize exposure to the
D) because unfrozen water plants are very scarce
28. According to
the passage, which of the following can be found in the greatest number of
different climate areas on Earth?
A) Reef corals B) Penguins C) Bears D)
29. It can be inferred from the passage that foraminifers (Line 6,
Para 4) are a .
A) kind of weather pattern B) species of tundra
C) form of sea life D) type of miniature penguin
to the passage, human beings can survive almost everywhere on Earth because
A) they have developed advanced forms of transportation
B) they have
learned how to process seawater for drinking
C) their body temperature can
D) their shelters and clothing help them to adapt to the
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following
One of the most widely discussed subjects these days is the energy
crisis. Automobile drivers cannot get gasoline, homeowners may not get enough
heating oil, factories are threatened by a fuel shortage.
The crisis has
raised questions about the large oil companies and windfall（意外收获）profits.
Critics of the oil industry charge that the major companies are getting richer
because of the oil shortage. Shortage, of course, drives prices up. As oil
prices rise, the critics say, the oil companies will make more and more money -
windfall profits - without doing a thing to earn the extra cash.
profits are sudden unearned profits - profits made because of luck, or some
special turn of events. The word itself tells what "windfall" means - something
blown down by the wind, such as trees, or fruit blown from trees. But the word
has taken on a special meaning. This meaning - getting something unearned - was
first used in medieval（中世纪的）England. This is how it started: At that time much
of the land was in the hands of a few barons（贵族）. The rest of the people,
commoners, lived and worked on their vast estates（领地）. They planted the seed,
cared for the farm animals and harvested the crops. Not all the land, however,
was used for farming. Every land baron kept a large private forest for hunting
deer and wild boar（野猪）. When hungry, the people sometimes would like kill the
animals in the lords forest for food. And there were times when they might cut
down trees for fuel. So, strong laws were passed to protect the forest and the
animals. Violations were severely punished. But there was one way people could
get wood from the forest. If they found trees blown down by the wind -
"windfall" - they were free to take them for use as fuel in their homes. And
that is the meaning that has come down to us - something gotten by luck or
The poor common people of old England must often have prayed for
a good strong wind. Critics today complain that the oil industry has also been
praying for something just like it - some political or military storm that might
produce a windfall - a rise in oil prices and profits. The oil companies deny
that this is so. In congress, critics of the oil companies have proposed a tax
on such profits. The debate on rising oil prices will go on for some time, and
most likely we will hear more and more about windfall profits.
of the companies" in the last paragraph means .
A) persons from the oil
companies who are criticizing others
B) persons criticizing the oil
C) critical opinions from the oil companies
opinions to the oil companies
32. Which of the following couldn't the
commoners do in the medieval English?
A) Do farm work. B) Raise
C) Live on baron's land. D) Kill animals for food.
word (s) should be stressed?
A) `windfall profits B) windfall
C) `windfall `profits D) windfall profits
34. The author's
attitude towards the "windfall profits" made by the major oil companies seems to
A) sympathetic B) objective C) indistinct D) critical
Which do you think would be the best title for the article?
A) A Story in
Medieval England. B) Energy Crisis.
C) Windfall Profits. D) The Origin of
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following
The appeal of advertising to buying motives can have both negative
and positive effects. Consumers may be convinced to buy a product of poor
quality or high price because of an advertisement. For example, some advertisers
have appealed to peoples desire for better fuel economy for their cars by
advertising automotive products that improve gasoline mileage. Some of the
products work. Others are worthless and a waste of consumers money. Sometimes
advertising is intentionally misleading. A few years ago a brand of bread was
offered to dieters with the message that there were fewer calories in every
slice. It turned out that the bread was not dietetic, but just regular bread.
There were fewer calories because it was sliced very thin, but there were the
same number of calories in every loaf.
On the positive side, emotional
appeals may respond to a consumers real concerns. Consider fire insurance. Fire
insurance may be sold by appealing to fear of loss. But fear of loss is the real
reason for fire insurance. The security of knowing that property is protected by
insurance makes the purchase of fire insurance a worthwhile investment for most
people. If consumers consider the quality of the insurance plans as well as the
message in the ads, they will benefit from the advertising. Each consumer must
evaluate her or his own situation. Are the benefits of the product important
enough to justify buying it?
Advertising is intended to appeal to
consumers, but it does not force them to buy the product. Consumers still
control the final buying decision.
36. Advertising can persuade the
consumer to buy worthless products by .
A) stressing their high
B) convincing him of their low price
C) maintaining a balance
between quality and price
D) appealing to his buying motives
reason why the bread advertisement is misleading is that .
A) thin slices
of bread could contain more calories
B) the loaf was cut into regular
C) the bread was not genuine bread
D) the total number of
calories in the loaf remained the same
38. The passage tells us that
A) sometimes advertisements really sell what the consumer needs
advertisements occasionally force consumers into buying things they don't
C) the buying motives of consumers are controlled by
D) fire insurance is seldom a worthwhile investment
It can be inferred from the passage that a smart consumer should .
carefully about the benefits described in the advertisements
against the deceiving nature of advertisements
C) be familiar with various
D) avoid buying products that have strong emotional
40. The passage is mainly about .
A) how to make a wise buying
B) ways to protect the interests of the consumer
positive and negative aspects of advertising
D) the function of
advertisements in promoting sales
Part III Vocabulary (20
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.
41. He said he is
my friend but I don't think so.
A) intensive B) imitate C) intimate D)
42. I you've decided against taking my advice.
B) declare C) assume D) exclude
43. Our plan when it proved too
A) fell through B) got through C) broke through D) went
44. Some strange customs have from earlier times.
B) survived C) involved D) suspended
45. You don't have to pay any on
A) price B) duty C) expense D) fare
46. Food is a
big industry in this area.
A) projecting B) promising C) processing D)
47. We never that John would become a doctor.
B) wondered C) suspected D) estimated
48. Heavy taxed are on wines imported
from the other countries.
A) imposed B) impacted C) dispose D)
49. This factory is planning to build a new line this year.
resemble B) assembly C) collection D) assessment
50. He his success to the
good education he has received.
A) distributes B) contributes C) attributes
51. They spent many years for oil in this small island.
exploring B) exploding C) exposing D) exploiting
52. We can't the fact that
we are still a developing country.
A) ignore B) neglect C) imagine D)
53. Can you the man who robbed you of your watch?
illustrate B) exhibit C) damage D) identify
54. This rock has to be in
order to build a road.
A) blasted B) explored C) splited D)
55. He did not go to the party last night, which her feelings
A) wounded B) injured C) hurt D) injury
56. When they returned
to the river, they found that the boat had away.
A) framed B) frosted C)
frowned D) floated
57. If you need further information, please our
A) detach B) construct C) contact D) contain
58. The light is
too for me to read. I can not stand any more.
A) bright B) ripe C) slim D)
59. The water from the tap and damaged all the books in my
A) sprayed B) puzzled C) inclined D) exported
60. He gave up
his study in college in .
A) relief B) eager C) anxious D) despair
Several people the car accident.
A) witnessed B) viewed C) glimpsed D)
62. He was sent to London on a special .
A) missing B) missile
C) mission D) mistress
63. Our university has an international student
exchange with the University of Wyoming in the United States.
B) provision C) profession D) program
64. three times in a row, the boxer
decide to give up fighting.
A) Having defeated B) To have defeated
Having been defeated D) To have been defeated
65. As far as I see, this
book has its own .
A) merit B) signal C) feature D) characteritic
This tree is too to be planted in this area.
A) tremendous B) slender C)
mild D) tender
67. Professor Li his success to his mother.
A) owns B)
ruins C) owes D) roars
68. The election for the State governor has begun
A) campaign B) combat C) conflict D) battle
69. It took me
a long time to the disappointment of losing the match..
A) get through B)
get over C) get off D) get down
70. Anyone without illness can do this
A) mild B) mind C) mental D) mend
Part IV Translation
Directions: The five sentences below are chosen from
the Reading Comprehension. Translate these sentences into Chinese according to
1. In a society where people are quite similar in many ways,
there are fewer occasions for people to see the need or the opportunity for
change because everything seems to be the same.
2. This is one reason why
change has not come more quickly to black Americans as compared to other
American minorities, because of the sharp difference in appearance between them
and their white counterparts.
3. They cannot move about or take shelter but
must be equipped to endure whatever weather conditions are likely to
4. As oil prices rise, the critics say, the oil companies will make
more and more money - windfall profits - without doing a thing to earn the extra
5. If consumers consider the quality of the insurance plans as well
as the message in the ads, they will benefit from the advertising.
Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: The following table shows the Candidates
and Passers of the Post-graduate Entrance Examination in city X of China the
past 5 years. Write a composition of about 120-150 words within 30
Candidates and Passers of the Post-graduate Entrance Examination
in city X
Year 2002 2003 2004 2005
Candidates 24000 25700 32000
Passers 12700 13000 13400