Part I Listening Comprehension

Section A
1.A、Clean the bath room.
   B、Clean the kitchen.
   C、Watch a video program.
   D、Wash the dishes.
2.A、She was knocked down by a car.
   B、She got lost.
   C、She had some trouble with her car.
   D、She lost her bag.
3.A、The window was broken by the kids.
   B、Tommy failed in the basketball game.
   C、The kids were playing with the glasses.
   D、Tommy fell to the ground and broke his glasses.
4.A、At school.
   B、On the way to school.
   C、At home.
   D、In the hospital.
5.A、She has difficulty falling asleep.
   B、She’ll be away for a few days.
   C、She is ill.
   D、She stayed up the night before.
6.A、A teacher.
   B、A tailor.
   C、A doctor.
   D、A shop assistant.
7.A、The movie was already over.
   B、Some people were watching the movie.
   C、The man could watch the movie with the woman’s friends.
   D、The man had better not go to the woman’s home to watch the movie.
8.A、A bus.
   B、Better weather.
   C、A taxi.
10.A、There is often too much traffic.
   B、He doesn’t like to drive to his office.
   C、He is satisfied with the road conditions.
   D、Everything is good except for the distance.

Section B

Passage One
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

11. A、Math
12. A、To take lessons himself.
       B、To be close to his family.
       C、To teach better students.
       D、To have more students.
13. A、The first teacher.
       B、The second teacher.
       C、The last teacher.
       D、The next teacher.

Passage Two
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

14. A、He started a small business of his own.
       B、He lived with his family in a small town.
       C、He lived alone and hardly left his home.
       D、He tried to make some money by selling newspapers.
15. A、They put their glasses on.
       B、They took their glasses off.
       C、They talked about the weather.
       D、They finished their food and drinks.
16. A、He didn’t try on all the glasses in the store.
       B、He thought he would be able to read with glasses on.
       C、He went to the wrong store for the things he needed.
       D、He failed to inform the shop owner of what he needed.

Passage Three
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

17. A、When they are six weeks old.
       B、When they are eight weeks old.
       C、When they are eight months old.
       D、When they are eight days old.
18. A、His mother is with him.
       B、He thinks he can deal with some trouble.
       C、He sees many foods.
       D、He feels the love from his parents.
19. A、Because he enjoys the feeling of flying.
       B、Because his father laughs while doing this.
       C、Because he enjoys the moment when he is caught.
       D、Because he knows that his father is playing with him.
20. A、Because laughter is the best medicine.
       B、Because laughing helps us overcome trouble.
       C、Because we feel that we have become mature.
       D、Because we understand the world around us better.

Part II Vocabulary

21.The couple are unable to have children of their own, so they decided to _____ a daughter.
22.I find this book of great _____ in helping me get along well with others.
23.I’m sure I have seen that man before but I can’t _____ where.
24.Convenience foods which are ready for cooking are _____ in grocery stores.
25.They had a heated discussion on the topic but came to no _____.
26.In the past few years the school has _____ a lot of money improving the teaching equipment.
27.The school bus got out of _____ on the way to school this morning, so all the students were late.
28. Road safety should be taught to young children to _____ road accident.
29.It is difficult to _____ what the long-term effects of the reform will be.
30.His _____ novel is more interesting than any other novels he’s ever written.
31.It’s time for us to take measures to stop water _____ as it is getting more and more serious.
32. Jack invited me to his birthday party but I didn’t _____ his invitation.
33. We don’t think anyone can _____ us with being irresponsible for the students.
34.To my horror, I found my drinking was starting to have a _____ effect on my work.
35.I don’t want to get _____ in the argument about whom to blame.
36.Wearing a bright-colored silk dress, she _____ in the crowed.
     A、stood out
     B、stood up
     C、stood for
     D、stood by
37.– Mr. Smith hasn’t got married, has he? – Yes, he has. _____, he has a daughter already.
     A、As a matter of fact
     B、As a rule
38._____, the floor is wet. We have just cleaned it.
     A、Look around
     B、Look back
     C、Look out
     D、Look down.
39.– Would you do me a favor and take me the box upstairs? – _____.
     A、My pleasure
     B、Never mind
     C、With pleasure
     D、I’m glad to hear that
40.Henry tried many times to _____ smoking but failed.
     A、give out
     B、give in
     C、give off
     D、give up

Part III Structure

41. I can’t stand him. He always talks as if he _____ everything.
      B、has known
      D、had known
42. I’m sorry, but there are _____ for Sunday’s concert.
      A、no tickets available
      B、not tickets available
      C、no available tickets
      D、not available tickets
43. All flights _____ because of the terrible weather, the Smiths had to go back to the hotel.
      A、had been canceled
      B、being canceled
      C、having been canceled
      D、were canceled
44. _____ for your laziness, you could have passed the entrance examination.
      A、If it were not
      B、Had it not been
      C、Weren’t it
      D、If it had been not
45. Once upon a time, _____ known by the name of Rip Van Winkle.
      A、a man lived there
      B、there lived a man
      C、lived there a man
      D、lived a man
46. He said that he would take part in the oral English contest, _____ is most unusual for him.
47. – Do you want to see my driver’s license or my passport? – Oh, _____.
      A、either one will do
      B、either does well
      C、all will do
      D、each will be fine
48. A language lab with 40 computers _____ to the middle school as a gift.
      A、was given
      B、would have given
      C、were given
      D、had given
49. He _____ to have the examination yesterday evening, but he went to the concert instead.
      A、would come
      B、must have come
      C、need come
      D、should have come
50. Linda _____ an essay about customs in China last week and I wonder if she has finished it.
      B、has written
      C、was writing
      D、had written
51. Is this the washing-machine that you want _____?
      A、to have been repaired
      B、is repaired
      C、to be repaired
      D、will be repaired
52. I don’t think you have met him before, _____?
      A、don’t I
      B、haven’t you
      C、do I
      D、have you
53. The foreign languages school has a large collection of books, _____ are in English.
      A、many of them
      B、many ones
      C、many of which
      D、many books
54. Do you think _____ possible to master a foreign language within two months?
55. It was in this factory _____ “West Lake” sewing machines were made.
      C、in which
56. – David speaks English very well. – _____.
      A、So he does, and so do you
      B、So does he, and so you do
      C、So he does, and so you do
      D、So does he, and so do you
57. The wooden house is still in excellent condition _____ it was built over 100 years a
58.  I am strongly against his proposal that the plan _____.
      A、be cancelled
      B、will be cancelled
      C、to be cancelled
      D、shall be cancelled
59. _____ I want to know is how long it will take to finish the building.
60. The project _____ by the end of 2004 has benefited 100,000 people in the city.
      B、being completed
      C、having been completed
      D、to be completed

Part IV Reading Comprehension

Passage One
Questions 61 to 65 are based on the following passage:

Why don’t birds get lost on their long migratory (迁徙的) flight? Scientists have puzzled over this question for many years. Now they are beginning to fill in the blanks.

Not long ago, experiments showed that birds rely on the sun to guide them during daylight hours. But what about birds that fly mainly by night? Tests with artificial (人造的) stars have proved conclusively that certain night-flying birds are able to follow stars in their long-distance flights.

One such bird – a warbler – had spent its lifetime in a cage and had never flown under a natural sky. Yet it showed an inborn ability to use stars for guidance. The bird’s cage was laced under an artificial star-filled sky at migration time. The bird tried to fly in the same direction as that taken by his outdoor cousins. Any change in the position of the artificial stars caused a change in the direction of his flight.

Scientists think that warblers, when flying in daylight, use the sun for guidance. But stars are apparently their main means of directed flight in the night. What do they do when stars are hidden by clouds? Apparently, they find their way by such landmarks as mountain ranges, coast lines and river courses. But when it is too dark to see these, the warblers circle helplessly, unable to find their way.

61. Which of the following is NOT true about migratory bird’s flight?
A、Some birds fly mainly by day.
B、Some birds fly mainly by night.
C、Birds like to fly during daylight hours.
D、Birds depend on the sun or stars to guide them.
62. What do we know about the experimental warbler?
A、It was set free for the experiment.
B、It had never flown freely outdoors.
C、It had never been placed under the sun.
D、It had lost its way in its daylight flight.
63. What do we know about warblers as a whole?
A、They do not have intelligence.
B、They tend to take the same route as other birds.
C、They do not need to learn to fly in the right way.
D、They cannot sense changes in the position of the moon.
64. What does the passage say about warblers’ sense of direction?
A、They get lost under star-filled sky.
B、They lose their way when it is too dark.
C、They are not able to see clearly at night.
D、They usually depend on clouds for direction.
65. What does “fill in the blanks” in the first paragraph mean?
A、“to do the exercise”
B、“to take the test”
C、“to know the right words”
D、“to know the answer”

Passage Two
Questions 66 to 70 are based on the following passage:

How men first learned to invent words is unknown. All we really know is that men, unlike animals, somehow invented certain sounds to express thoughts and feelings, actions and things, so that they could communicate with each other; and that later they agreed upon certain signs, called letters, which could be combined to represent those sounds, and which could be written down. Those sounds, whether spoken or written in letters, we call words.

The power of words, then, lies in their associations – the things they bring up before our minds. Words become filled with meaning for us by experience; and the longer we live, the more certain words recall to us the happy and sad events of our past; the more we read and learn, the larger the number of words that mean something to us becomes.

Great writers are those who not only have great thoughts but also express these thoughts in words which appeal powerfully to out minds and feelings. This attractive use of words is what we call literary style. Above all, the real poet is a master of words. He can express his meaning in words which sing like music, and, by their position and association, can move men to tears. We should therefore learn to choose our words carefully and use them correctly, or they will make our speech dull and silly.

66. Which of the following did men invent first?
67. Why did men invent language?
A、To be different form animals.
B、To make their ideas known to others.
C、To make nice sounds for others to hear.
D、To have something to write down with.
68. Which of the following is true of words according to the passage?
A、Their power is beyond imagination.
B、They last longer than signs or sounds.
C、They remind people of their past experience.
D、They enable people to live longer and read more.
69. Why does the author mention “poet” in the last paragraph?
A、A poet is full of great thoughts and feelings.
B、A poet is an example of good language users.
C、A poet tells of the glad and sad events of his past.
D、A poet knows more sounds and words than others.
70. What is the best title of the passage?
A、Language and Its Use.
B、Language and Human Experience.
C、Poet: A Master of Words.
D、How Language Came into Being.

Passage Three
Questions 71 to 75 are based on the following passage:

In the 1800s, trains roared into stations. They were symbols of progress and expansion. They played as much of a role in America’s history as presidents and generals.

The first American railroads were built in the late 1820’s. The early railroads provided cheap transportation for shippers and travelers. To encourage the railroads to expand into unsettled land, President Millard Fillmore signed a series of landgrant acts (土地拨赠法案) in the 1850’s. These acts gave the railroad companies ownership of land that ran along the railways. In return for the land, the railroads carried government traffic at reduced rates. The railroad companies sold much of their land to farmers and cattlemen, who then shipped their goods on the trains.

The importance of the railroads became clear during the Civil War. During the war, trains carried troops, arms, and supplies. One reason that the North won the war is that it had more use of the railroads.

Between 1865 and 1900, railroads grew rapidly. The first transcontinental (跨越全洲的) route was completed in 1869. This track made easier for pioneers to cross the Rocky Mountains and settle the West. And the railroads brought new people to the West even before the trains started running. Thousands of Chinese and Irish laborers helped to lay down the tracks.

71. When were the first American railroads built according to the passage?
A、Around 1800.
B、Around 1830.
C、Around 1860.
D、Around 1890.
72. Which of the following is NOT a result of the landgrant acts of the 1850’s?
A、The railroads expanded into unsettled lands.
B、Farmer and settlers received land for free.
C、The government could pay less for its railroad use.
D、Farmers and cattlemen bought land form the railroads.
73. What was one of the reasons that the South was defeated in the Civil War?
A、The South was short of military supplies.
B、Only the North owned railroads and trains.
C、The South failed to make good use of railroads.
D、The North used railroads to attack the Southern army.
74. Which of the following best expresses the main idea of the passage?
A、Railroads grew rapidly between 1865 and 1900.
B、Railroad construction created a lot of jobs.
C、Trains carried Chinese and Irish laborers to the West.
D、The first railroad that reached the West was completed in 1866’s.
75. Which of the following best expresses the main idea of the passage?
A、Railroads grew rapidly between 1865 and 1900.
B、Railroads played an important role in American history.
C、Trains helped pioneers to cross the Rocky Mountains.
D、Trains controlled American economy in the 19th century.

Part V Translation from English into Chinese

Directions: In this part there is a passage with 5 underlined sections, numbered 76 to 80. After reading the passage carefully, translate the underlined sections into Chinese. Remember to write your translation on the Translation Sheet.

Children come to reading in different ways over different periods of time. (76) Still, there is much parents can do to help their kids develop and enjoy a lifelong interest in reading.

Start with books that appeal to you. (77) Until you discover what your child likes to read, select books that you loved when you were small and new stories that strike your imagination. Visit your local library and ask the children’s librarian to suggest authors and titles kids love.

Make reading routine. (78) To get your child hooked on reading, set aside a regular time each day to enjoy a book together. Fifteen to thirty minutes is fine – or whatever it takes to read a whole story or chapter. That’s enough time to give the young reader a chance to settle down, focus – and enjoy.

Make good reading behavior. Your child watches you when you read. (79) If you don’t seem to be enjoying yourself, you’re sending a message that reading isn’t much fun. No matter how tired you are, try not to drone. Put your heart into reading! Let the actor in you emerge! If you sound bored, you can’t expect your child to be interested.

Borrow or buy books whenever possible. Get into the habit of taking your children to the library and try to fill bookshelves at home. Give a book for every birthday and holiday. Encourage friends and relatives to do the same. (80) When you go out shopping and your child asks for something, buy a book. They’re cheaper than toys and a far better investment in your child’s future.


Part VI Translation from Chinese into English

81. 只要你们降价5%,我们就打算向你们大量定货。

82. 孩子们喜欢言行一致的父母。

83. 通过社会实践,我们可以学到许多书本上学不到的东西。

84. 据报道美国总统将于明年二月访问中国。

85. – 我能不能把你的书带回家,明天还给你?– 行。