Part I Writing(30 minutes)
Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter
toconsole your friend who failed in GRE．
You should write at least l50 words following the outline given below．
A Letter of Consolation
PartII Reading Comprehension(Skimming and Scanning)(15
1. As the landfill sites are filling up,the waste experts are trying to __
A) invent robots to clean places up
B) move the waste into other planets
C) put effort into landfill mining
D) persuade people to reduce the waste
2. What was the purpose of Hiriya garbagedump in Israel?
A) To recover the mineral fine-particle.
B) To burn waste to generate energy.
C) To recycle steel from waste.
D) To enlarge local fruit farms.
3. The pilot programme in Edinburg in the1980s was found to be __
4. The prospects of digging up the dump are now more promising because __
A) the recycling industry becomes bigger
B) the waste recycling technology has been improved
C) more attention are paid to the wasteproblem
D) the government puts more funds for the project
5. It is estimated that the aluminumAmerican throw into landfill every year
totally worths __
C) 1.83 billion
D) 18 million
6. Eddy current magnets a e used to ____
A) separate metals from the waste
B) sort different types of plastics
C) recycle aluminum from the dump
D) prevent metals from entering the dump
7. What's the controversy over waste burning?
A) It is not effective enough.
B) It may release poisonous substances.
C) Lots of funds have to be put into it.
D) The technique is not fully-developed.
8. The Alcoa spokesman Kevin Lowrey thoughtso far digging metals up from
the dump is not ____
9. Reid Lifset shared the opinion that thebenefits from landfill mining
didn't _________ the costs.
10. Advocates of landfill mining believethat if planned with more
imagination and sober assessments, landfill miningcan be ________
PartIII Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
11. A) He didn't like the food there.
B) The food there is the best in the area.
C) Italian food is not as good as Chinesefood.
D) He didn't know what the food was like there.
12. A) Check her schedule.
B) Go to the concert with him.
C) Get some exercise.
D) Attend the concert.
13. A) He usually assigns homework.
B) He usually talks quietly.
C) He didn't teach class today.
D) He acted like a friend today.
14. A) Bill is not losing emotionalcontrol.
B) Bill is more intelligent than he seems.
C) Bill made an excellent copy of theparts.
D) Bill should seek professional advice.
15. A) To return the shoes and get a refund.
B) To buy another pair of shoes.
C) To change the shoes for another style.
D) To change the shoes for a different color.
16. A) The woman should have studied Spanish in Spain.
B) The woman didn't study Spain in highschool.
C) Living in Spain helped improve thewoman's Spanish.
D) The woman must have had a good Spanishteacher.
17. A) He wants to keep informed while he'sabsent.
B) He didn't checked the details of the report.
C) He has just come back to work.
D) He has to be away longer than expected.
18. A) She doesn't expect to enjoy the theater.
B) She's sorry she can't go with the man.
C) She thinks the theater will be toocrowded.
D) She rarely goes to outdoor plays.
19. A) Satisfied.
20. A) Close relationship with the manager.
B) Competence in the work.
C) Good educational Lackground.
D) Unusual flattering tricks.
21. A) Stupid orders given by his manager.
B) The empty feeling of being useless.
C) Orders given out by his wife.
D) The insufficient pension.
22. A) How the bones repair themselves.
B) What human bones are made of.
C) How much people have learnt about bones.
D) How to combat with bone diseases.
23. A) It breaks down the bone tissue.
B) It produces the new tissue.
C) It fills in the bone holes.
D) It completely repairs the bones.
24. A) They have difficulty identifying these cells.
B) They aren't sure how these cells work.
C) They've learnt, I how to reproduce thesecells. D) They've found similar
cells in other species. 25. A) A way to preventa bone disease.
B) An understanding between bone tissue andother tissue.
C) A way to understand how specialized boneceils have evolved.
D) A solution by creating artificial bonetissue.
26. A) Delayed treatments.
B) The quakes themselves.
C) Lack of food and water.
D) Collapse of buildings.
27. A) Earthquakes may happen anywhere atanytime.
B) The precise place and time of anearthquake.
C) Whether the majority of people knowabout first aid.
D) Whether people live and work nearearthquake belts.
28. A) They have compared animal behaviorswith humans.
B) They knew how to avoid earthquakes.
C) They tried many ways to decreaseearthquakes.
D) They showed increasing success inpredicting earthquakes.
29. A) Young people tended to do what theylike.
B) Companies preferred male workers to female.
C) Young men got better pay than youngwomen.
D) Good looking people earned more than bright ones.
30. A) The self-assured ones.
B) The high-income ones.
C) The average ones.
D) The popular ones.
31. A) Brighter people got better pay.
B) Pay scales were not fair at all.
C) Males were brighter than females.
D) Pays depended on one's age.
32. A) He has to be 40 per cent brighter.
B) He has to work for longer time.
C) He needs to have a better education.
D) He should have something special.
33. A) They can practice anywhere inAmerica or in other countries.
B) They need to apply in the state wherethey want to work.
C) They have o get the permission fromNational Health.
D) They are only allowed to work in theirown country.
34. A) She has little respect and lowincome.
B) The doctor seldom relies on her reports.
C) The has to take care of the patientsuntil the recover.
D) The patients believe in her judgment andadvice.
35. A) Discuss the patient's treatment withdoctors.
B) Show too much care to the patient.
C) Have much freedom to give advice topatient.
D) Tell the patient the exact results of the test.
Oxford University once famously claimed tohave been founded by Alfred the
Great in the 9th Century. But in fact, theUniversity as we know it today began
to take shape in the 12th Century whenEnglish Scholars were (36)__ from Paris
Today, 39 independent, self-governingcolleges are (37)___ to the University
in a type of (38)___ system. Each isgoverned by a Head of House and a number of
Fellows, who are academics (39)___in a wide variety of disciplines, most of whom
also hold University posts.
Across both the Arts and the Sciences,Oxford research (40)__ ranks top both
nationally and internationally. As wellas being in the forefront (最前线)
ofscientific, medical and technological (41)__, the University has strong links
with research (42) ___ andindustrial concerns both in the United Kingdom and
overseas. The University'sgreat age also allows its .teaching staff and research
students to draw ona (43)__ of magnificent library andmuseum collections.
(44)_______; therefore the proportion of graduate students isincreasing.
In all these fields, Oxford attracts scholars from many parts of theworld
to join its teaching and research staff, and also (45)
Togain entry into the University, students must first win a place by
competitiveexaminations at one of the colleges, which have their own admissions
PartIV Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth) (25 minutes)
47. Solar panels and windmills are commonlyreported as symbols of _______
48. The massive industrial plant fittedwith special equipment to recycle
energy can reduce power costs as well as_______,
49. Instead of producing more energy, theUnited States could compensate the
future projected growth in electricity demandby _______.
50. The equipment added by Recycled EnergyDevelopment is used to trap the
heat to produce stream from _______.
51. According to Casten, whatdifferentiates the method of waste energy
recycling from some other cleanenergy options when dealing with CO2 emissions?
52. What is taken as fatal by ProfessorJonathan Grigg?
A) Exposure to vehicle exhausts.
B) Airborne pollutants.
C) Breathing difficulty.
53. According to the passage, the idea thatparticles pollution causes
pneumonia in children __
A) is not fuly confirmed
B) is theoretically proven
C) is quite impossible
) is absolutely definite
54. The link between car exhausts and heartdisease was revealed
A) by an unknown research team
B) by the Health Effects Institute
C) in the study conducted in Vietname
D) in Professor Jonathan Grigg's study
55. Professor Steve Field thinks that Jonathan Grigg's research __
A) helps convince people of the problems ofair pollution
B) helps draw common concern to theproblems of air pollution
C) provides new insights into how to treatpneumonia in children
D) explains the cause of pneumonia inchildren from a new perspective
56. Which of the following is most probablysuggested by Steve Field to
solve the problems of air pollution?
A) Public transport should be promoted.
B)People should move away from main roads.
C) Transport should take the environment into account.
D)People should be aware of the significance of public health.
57. Karpinski and Duberstein find that __
A) Facebook users are inclined to bedistracted
B) Facebook users get lower GPAs thannon-users
C) distraction is the major cause ofstudents' low GPAs
D) students' low GPAs are resulted from Facebookusing
58. What does John Kamin think about theidea that Facebook is a
A) He admits it.
B) He denies it.
C) He is doubtful.
D) He is uncertain.
59. Susan Greenfield points out that socialnetworks like Facebook and Bebo
60. Gary Small is most likely to agree thatsocial networks result in the
A) inability to commanicate in real-life
B) over-sensitivity to digital technology
C) lower GPAs than nonusers
D) diminished mental ability
61. What do the "experts" do withthe studies of Internet use, as it is
mentioned in the last paragraph?
A) They decide to give up doing suchstudies.
B) They take it meaningless to study Internet use.
C) They don't think my such studies areperfect.
D) They don't want their studies to be interfered with.
Part V Cloze (15 minutes)
62. A) acquiring
63. A) distracting
64. A) contracted
65. A) on
66. A) look
67. A) as
68. A) Therefore
69. A) blank
70. A) dilemma
71. A) perspective
72. A) begged
73. A) Only if
B) Now that
C) Except when
D) Since then
74. A) so
75. A) overcome
76. A) leisurely
77. A) Therefore
78. A) miserly
79. A) distinguish
80. A) Ignore
81. A) creation
Part VI Translation (5 minutes)
82．Poorer nations have enjoyed some success_______(在与营养不良和饥荒的斗争中)．
83．The family's brush with disaster made the girls
84．The leader of a company should identify five key areas that
85．But for your help，I_______(就买不到这么低价的原料了)．
86．_______ (被一股神秘气息深深吸引)inthe temple，the old couple decidedto prolong their