Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, marked 36 to 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Mountain climbers around the world dream about going up Mount Everest (珠穆朗玛峰). It is the highest mountain in the world. But many people who have climbed the mountain have left waste material that is harming the environment.
A team of Americans is planning the largest clean-up effort ever on Mount Everest. They will make the risky trip up the mountain next month.
The team of eight Americans will be guided by more than twenty Sherpas of Nepal (尼泊尔夏尔巴人). Their goal is to remove all the trash (废物，垃圾) they see. They will spend two months cleaning up the mountain by gathering oxygen bottles, fuel containers, batteries, drink cans, human waste and other kinds of trash. They are expected to remove at least three tons of trash in large bags.
Team leader Robert Hoffman is making his fourth trip up the mountain. He says he hopes to bring Everest to the condition it was in before the first successful climb fifty years ago. He says he hopes the effort will influence other people to clean up the environment.
Human waste on Everest is a major concern. So the clean-up team will take along newly developed equipment to collect and treat human waste. Over the years, the waste articles have polluted the mountain. In the warm season when the ice melts, the polluted water flows to Nepali villages below. The problem has gotten worse in recent years because climbing Everest has become more popular.
36. What are those Americans concerned about when they are planning the trip up Mount Everest?
A、The environmental pollution of the mountain.
B、The success in climbing up the mountain.
C、The equipment for their trip to the mountain.
D、The risks facing the climbers of the mountain.
37. From the passage we can learn that the clean-up effort__________.
A、is opposed by the local people
B、is the largest one supported by Nepal
C、is encouraged by the American government
D、is the greatest one ever made on Mount Everest
38. What does the American team plan to do on the trip up the mountain?
A、To make Everest even cleaner than it was.
B、To tell climbers not to leave waste materials.
C、To take away all the trash they could find there.
D、To collect and treat human waste before the ice melted.
39. Team leader Mr. Hoffman hopes to turn Mount Everest into ____________.
A、its former state a few years ago
B、its original condition half a century ago
C、a place with no pollution at all
D、the cleanest mountain in the world
40. What is probably the best title for this passage?
A、A Risky Trip Up Mount Everest.
B、Pollution on Mount Everest.
C、Mount Everest---Clean-up Effort.
D、Robert Hoffman and His Clean-up Team.
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
Chain stores have been developing rapidly in China during the past few years and taking hold of ever-increasing retail (零售) market share, an official survey indicates. The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) survey shows that the annual sales volume of China’s 20 biggest chains leapt last year by 43 percent and the number of their retail stores rose by 46.7 percent, while sales for the whole retail market grew by 10.1 percent. Shanghai Lian Hua Supermarket Company holds the top position with 14.06 billion yuan (US $1.7 billion) in sales and 1,225 retail stores.
The statistics indicate that the biggest stores are swallowing more market share, leaving little development space for medium and small stores, said analysts (分析家). Analysts also note that almost all the giant chains have their headquarters in East China, but they are likely to explore western regions in the near future. With China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization, its market is attracting overseas retailers too. The country is committed to opening gradually its retail business, and as a result, more chain stores from outside China will have a share of the pie. Successful domestic retailers are preparing to battle for market share. Shops like Hua Lian and Guo Mei, a giant home appliance distributor in Beijing, have announced ambitious plans for development.
41. According to the passage, Shanghai Lian Hua Supermarket Company is _____________.
A、a bargain shop
B、a chain of stores
C、a department store
D、a goods distributor
42. We learn from the first paragraph that ____________________.
A、the market share of the 20 biggest chains grew last year by 10.1%.
B、the number of retail stores in China increased last year by 46.7%.
C、sales of China’s 20 biggest chains increased last year by 43%.
D、1,225 new retail stores were set up in Shanghai in recent years.
43. Facing the challenge of foreign rivals, the Chinese chain stores will ______________.
A、fight for their market share with confidence
B、cooperate with foreign retail chain stores
C、shift their focus to western areas
D、form even bigger companies
44. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A、The biggest stores are enjoying most of the market share.
B、A number of chain stores have started to explore western areas.
C、Medium and small stores don’t have any space for development
D、China will allow more foreign investor to invest in its retail business.
45. The passage is mainly about _______________.
A、the rapid growth of big chain stores
B、the present and future retail market in China
C、the leading role of Lian Hua Supermarket Company
D、the competition between domestic and foreign chain stores
Directions: After reading the following introduction to the course on First Certificate in English, you are required to complete the outline below it (No. 46 through No. 50). You should write your answers briefly (in not more than three words) on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
English for Cambridge Examination
This course prepares non-native speakers for the internationally recognized First Certificate in English.
Speaking skills are taught as part of an integrated approach. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate successfully at all levels. Listening skills are also taught as part of integrated approach. Extensive use is made of our modern language laboratory and video self-access center.
Grammar Practice is an essential part of the preparation for the examination. Students are introduced to word processing on computers.
Integrated into our basic syllabus for speaking, listening and reading are regular classes on British life and institutions including the legal system, politics and press. Literary (文学的) texts form a part of all courses.
Careers and future study
The FCE is an intermediate qualification internationally recognized in commerce, industry and higher education.
Application---refer direct to the Language Center, University Brighton, Falmer, Brighton BN 19PH for details and application form.
Course leader: Martin Wilson 211-0934398.
Directions: There is an advertisement below. After reading it, you should give brief answers to the 5 questions (No. 56 through 60) that follow. The answers (in not more than 3 words) should be written after the corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.
Do you sometimes forget birthdays or important appointments? Don’t worry! Now you can get help from your computer. There is a new service on the Internet called on-line calendars. You start by typing in a list of important dates that you want to remember, like the birthdays of your family and friends. Later, you can add other appointments, plans and reminders to your list. The on-line calendar will send you an e-mail message to remind you about your mother’s birthday or your friend’s graduation day. If you don’t have time to go shopping, the on-line calendar lets you order present (such as flowers or a book) and pay for them by sending your credit card number. The on-line calendar also makes a list of your appointments and e-mails it to you every morning. This service is very convenient and easy to use, but it has one big drawback (缺点). You must remember to check your e-mail every day!
56.What is the name of the new service on the Internet?
57. How does the service remind you of the important dates?
By sending me
58. How do you pay for the presents you order through the service?
By sending the number of my
59. When can you receive a list of your appointments from the service?
60. What will you do in order to enjoy the service?
my e-mail every day.