Part I Writing(30 minutes)
Directions：For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short
essayentitled Is It Better to Have a Stable Job? You should write at least 150
wordsfollowing the outline given below．
Is It Better to Have a Stable Job?
PartII Reading Comprehension(Skimming and Scanning)(15
1．What is regarded its the fastest-growing group in the UK?
2．The growing numbers of elderly people __________.
A)becomeeconomic burdens to the society
B)ignite a new industry for the elderly people
C)resultfrom the state's comfortable pension
D)have little negative impact on the country
3．According to the statistical study，the supercentenarians __________．
A1usually suffer from chronic disease in their late years
B)areless healthy than the centenarians in their late years
C)oftenlead a healthy life without chronic diseases
D)arefewer than centenarians in 1970 and’80s
4．In 2005，how manyelderly people were still self-sufficient in
5. Christensen's findings bring good newsfor society in that they show
A) centenarians don't necessarily depend onsociety
B) centenarians illustrate the high livingstandard
C) disability among centenarians can beavoided
D) healthy centenarians can contribute tosociety
6. According to Jessica Evert's analysis,the "escapers" __________
A) make up the largest part of thecentenarians
B) consist of more males than females
C) refer to those escape chronic diseasesbefore 80
D) live longer than those in other twocategory
7. e4, which is a variant of APoE,__________.
A) is commonly found in centenarians
B) is a signal gene that indicateslongevity
C) brings higher risk of heart disease
D) has been found in other organisms excepthuman
8. The people with two copies of FOXO3A aremore likely to be __________ in
their old age.
9. FOXO3A influences, how __________ bycontrolling insulin/lGF-1 pathway.
10. With faster genomic technologies andmore centenarians, the prospects of
searching for longevity genes become__________.
Part III ListeningComprehension (35 minutes)
11. A) The woman will bring some food backfor dinner.
B) They will go to their friend's home fordinner.
C) The woman will fill the refrigeratorbefore dinner.
D) They will eat out for dinner after work.
12. A) Take more rest breaks while at work.
B) Quit her job and find a new one.
C) Ask for a leave from her boss.
D) Talk to her boss directly.
13. A) Things on sale may be worth buying.
B) Things on sale are not worth buying.
C) Things on sale are out of style andseason.
D) Things on sale are carefully lookedover.
14. A) She's looking forward to her weekendtrip.
B) She will accept the man's invitation.
C) She would prefer to go to the Disneylandalone.
D) She thinks the kids will enjoy theDisneyland.
15. A) Because he met a heavy traffic onhis way.
B) Because a terrible car accident happenedto him.
C) Because he had taken a different road.
D) Because the road was closed and he hadto wait.
16. A) Change the T-shirts for smaller ones.
B) Sell T-shirts for her son.
C) Work as an assistant at the store.
D) Make these T-shirts smaller.
17. A) Ask a friend for the name of a hairstylist.
B) Get her hair cut in the afternoon.
C) Make an appointment with someone else.
D) Call another hair salon to cut her curlyhair.
18. A) The woman should eat a biggerbreakfast.
B) The woman should try to make time forlunch.
C) The woman would be busy the whole week.
D) The woman should change her scheduleafter she eats lunch.
19. A) They are held twice a year.
B) They were first held in 1927.
C) They are given for excellence in films.
D) They are less desired than the GrammyAwards.
20. A) By an anonymous ballot.
B) By an open vote.
C) By rigid rules.
D) By their personal preference.
21. A) One of the academy members.
B) Creator of the Oscar statue.
C) An Oscar winner.
D) A nominee for the Oscar award.
22. A) She had great interest in thehistory of the Oscars.
B) She searched the information from theInternet.
C) She took a course in the history offilm.
D) She majored in motion pictures.
23. A) Give suggestions for revision.
B) Write one for her.
C) Point out grammatical errors in it.
D) Cut some unnecessary materials.
24. A) Law.
25, A) Look through her materials.
B) Make preparation for the interview.
C) Pay attention to the presentation.
D) Add something to make herself stand out.
26. A) More than 400
B) More than 4,000.
C) About 200,
D) About 50.
27. A) Eating less salt will help decreaseblood pressure.
B) Many people in America have high bloodpressure.
C) Some patients don't follow the doctor'ssuggestion.
D) Eating unhealthy foods has effects onone's health.
28. A) The decrease in blood pressure.
B) Continued high-blood pressure.
C) Taking too much medicine,
D) Excessive intake of vitamins.
29. A) Cooked meat products are safe toeat.
B) People should eat less popular preparedfoods.
C) To decrease salt, popular prepared foodsneed to be improved.
D) High blood pressure patients should seea doctor.
30. A) All the transportation is free.
B) Every one can get medical treatment andjob training,
C) Free health care and social services.
D) The state offers affordable housing.
31. A) The universities are all free forstudents,
B) The state pays the bill for its studentsstudy overseas.
C) People can choose any school they like.
D) People can go to universities withouttests.
32. A) They can also get free education.
B) They all work in oil companies.
C) They mostly come from Arab countries.
D) They live in the poor districts.
33, A) They found the mother.
B) Someone wanted to adopt the baby,
C) The baby was healthy.
D) They knew the name of the baby.
34. A) From the investigation bydetectives,
B) From the words of some witnesses.
C) From the head of Hope Foundation.
D) From the amount of blood on the rock.
35. A) She had not enough money.
B) She did not know how to get there.
C) She was afraid to be recognized.
D) She could manage the delivery herself.
At the end of his two terms in office,Ronald Reagan viewed with
satisfaction the achievements of his innovativeprogram, known as the Reagan
Revolution. This revolution aimed to reduceAmerican people's (36)____ upon the
government. He felt he had fulfilled hiscampaign pledge of 1980 to restore "the
great, (37)__ roar of Americanprogress and growth and optimism".
Ronald Reagan was (38)__ by Republicans in1980 and chose as his running
mate (39)__ United Nations Ambassador GeorgeBush. Reagan won 489 votes to 49 for
President Jimmy Carter.
On January 20, 1981, Reagan took office.(40)___, only about 69 days later
he was shot by a would-be assassin (刺客), but quickly recovered and returned to
duty. Moreover, his graceand wit during the dangerous (41) __ caused his
popularity to soar.
Dealing skillfully with Congress, Reagan(42) ___ legislation to stimulate
economic growth, curb (43) ___, increaseemployment, and strengthen national
defense. He embarked upon a course ofcutting taxes and government
In foreign policy Reagan sought to achieve“peace through strength”．During
his twoterms(45)_______．In dramatic meetingswith Soviet leader Mikhail
Gorbachev，he negotiated a treaty that would eliminate intermediate．rang e
nuclear missiles．By ordering naval escorts in the Persian Gulf, he maintained
thefree flow of oil during the Iran-Iraq war．
PartIV Reading Comprehension(Reading in Depth)(25 minutes)
47．The study made by the research team at the University of
Nebraska．Lincoln infers that homework doesn’t deprive students oftheir________．
48．In Kiewra's paper he points out that the data on the homeworkquestion
are not as ________ as people expected
49．According to Kenneth Kiewra，most of the mass-media often give people a
false image that kidsalways feel pressure on their homework and have to give up
50．The statistic shown in Kiewra's study indicates that many parentsdon’t
worry too much about ________.
51．What could be the limitation of Kiewra'sstudy?
52．What do we know about the 15 charter schools in Detroit?
A)They were to be built for charitablepurposes．
B)They were creating a successful model inDetroit．
C)The local teachers’ union refused to havethem built．
D) The Detroit union In thought they wouldnot be Successful．
53．New York State didn’t get the$700 million funding because_________．
A)the state legislature refused to give thegrant
B)the application was interfered with bythe UFT
C) the UFT didn’t file an application forthe grant
D)the state wasn’t competitive enough towin the grant
54．According to the second paragraph，the UFT set up rules in order
A) serve the interests of the membersB)monitor the teachers’ performance
C)be recognized by the public D)gainprofits from the public
55．By mentioning the auto industry，Shanker realized that_________．
A)the UFT is just like an auto unionB)privatization should be carried out
C) public education deserves to be endedD)teachers should be more
56．Which of the following best describes the feature of charterschools?
A)They are subject to the rules of teachers’unions．
B)They are financed by the federal government．
C)They are funded by individual entrepreneurs．
D)They are managed by individual entrepreneurs．
57. What happened when Earth's last ice agewas getting started?
A) Water began to be trapped in glaciers.
B) Glaciers began to melt into water.
C) Sea levels suddenly rose.
D) Sea levels suddenly dropped.
58. It's believed that for the past severalhundred thousand years, each ice
age would last an average of_______ years.
59. What does "the puzzle" (Line1, Para. 4) refer to?
A) The cause of the ice-age cycle.
B) The duration of an ice-age cycle.
C) Whether the ice-age cycle is related tothe changes in Earth's orbit.
D) How fast the seas rose when the ice-agecycle was about to start.
60. What happened when the glaciers weremelting at a tremendous rate?
A) The mid-latitudes were flooded first.
B) The climate lost its regular balance.
C) The ice age almost came to an end.
D) The sea level rose rather quickly.
61. According to Daniel Muhs, data takenfrom Barbados and New Guinea
suggested that the sea level _______.
A) remained unchanged
B) didn't rise much
C) rose remarkably fast
D) rose mysteriously
62. A) conduct
63. A) as
64. A) suspicion
65. A) couches
66. A) exciting
67. A) finish
68. A) perspective
69. A) exemplified
70. A) stage
71. A) as
~ C) while
72. A) outlook
73. A) Therefore
74. A) bizarre
75. A) or
76. A) benefited
77. A) on
78. A) constantly
79. A) concrete
80. A) civilization
81. A) charity
PartVI Translation (5 minutes)
82．In Chinese history．there were somany heroes who _______(宁可死也不向敌人屈服)．
83．Looking back on ray childhood，I_______ (确信博物学家是天生的而非后天形成的)．
84．On the road to future success，________ (太看重教育背景是不明智的)．
85．Why didn't you turn to me for help? You _______(本不必向银行借钱的)．
86．Landscape，the relativelength of day and night，and climatemust
Part V Cloze