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.
In many countries in the process of industrialization, overcrowded cities present a major problem. Poor conditions in these cities, such as lack of housing, inadequate sanitation (卫生) and lack of employment, bring about an increase in poverty, disease and crime.
The over-population of towns is mainly caused by the drift of large numbers of people from the rural areas. These people have become dissatisfied with the traditional life of farming, and have come to the towns hoping for better work and pay.
One possible solution to the problem would be to impose registration on town residents. Only officially registered residents would be allowed to live in the towns and the urban population would thus be limited. In practice, however, registration would be very difficult to enforce (推行)；it would cause a great deal of resentment (不满), which would ultimately lead to violence.
The only long-term solution is to make life in the rural areas more attractive, which would encourage people to stay there. This could be achieved by providing encouragement for people to go and work in the villages. Facilities in the rural areas, such as transport, health and education services should be improved. Education should include training in improved methods of farming and other rural industries, so as to develop a more positive attitude towards rural life. The improvement of life in the villages is very important, because the towns themselves cannot be developed without the simultaneous or previous development of the rural area.
36. What does the word “urban” (Line 2, Para. 3) mean?
A、Of the city
B、Out of work
C、In a bad condition
D、Of enormous size
37. Large numbers of farmers have poured into towns because___________________.
A、 they can hardly support their families on farms
B、 they are unhappy with their life in the country
C、 the rural areas are too crowded with people
D、 they hope to have their own business
38. In the author’s view, solving the cities’ problem of overcrowding by strict registrations is ____________.
39. According to the writer, the problem with crowded cities will be solved if _______________.
A、 traditional methods of farming are well kept
B、 conditions in rural areas are much improved
C、 the government can provide more jobs
D、 violence could be controlled in cities
40. Which factor is most important for people to be attracted to live in the country?
C、 Their income.
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
Online services are managed by a host system that maintains a base of information available to satellite users. Users of so-called “dumb” terminals (i.e., those without processing capability) simply access the information base via programs stored on the system. Personal computer (PC) users typically access the host through a modem (调制解调器). A PC software program serves as an interface (接口) between the server and PC, allowing the user to operate through the online system and select different databases using a keyboard or a mouse.
National and regional online systems usually have local telephone umbers that PC modems can call to access either a local information base or an indirect long-distance connection, thus reducing long-distance telephone fees. Some online systems allow users to copy large volumes of information onto a local memory storage device, which also reduces the time the user is connected to the online system.
Besides offering a great number of different information bases, ranging from full-text journal libraries to reports of missing children, online services allow users to, for example, reserve airline tickets, buy stocks, purchase goods, and communicate with other users. In exchange for the service, users usually pay a monthly membership fee. They may also pay to connect to various databases on the service or to download information.
41. Online services work by providing users with ________________.
A、a base of information
C、a host system
42. How can the users of terminals without processing capability acquire the necessary information?
A、 They can simply use a keyboard or a mouse.
B、 They should use a modem to maintain the host system.
C、 They should connect their computer to a satellite system.
D、 They can access its base through the programs on the system.
43. If you copy the online information onto your PC device, you will _____________.
A、 save the time of connecting to the online system
B、 reduce the risk of losing information
C、 pay just local telephone charges
D、 get local information only
44. If you want to read full-text information online, you usually have to ______________.
A、 seek for a large amount of information
B、 be connected to various databases
C、 be introduced by the local library
D、 pay a monthly membership fee
45. The passage is mainly about __________________.
A、 the payment for online services
B、the functions of online services
C、 the development of online services
D、the relation between online services and the users
Directions: The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marker 46 to 50 in not more than 3 words in the table below.
Over the past month the Personnel Office has received numerous calls about the approval process for using the new “flex-time” (flexible-time) working schedule. In order to know how to take advantage of this system, please keep this notice in your records.
First, you must determine if you are eligible (条件合适的) to use a flex-time schedule. The flex-time system is designed for those employees whose jobs do not require them to answer telephones or to be available to the public between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. In addition, an employee must receive written permission from his or her department manager.
Then, you must submit a copy of Form FT, signed by your manager, to the Personnel Office.
The Personnel Office will notify (通知) you when approval is cleared; you may then begin your new schedule on the following Monday.
You may obtain copies of Form FT from Mary White in Room 129. If you have any questions, see your department manager—do not contact the Personnel Office directly.
Directions: There is an advertisement blow. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements that follow the questions (No. 56 to No. 60). You should write your answers in no more than 3 words on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
Better your English and customer service skills in a better career
Join our fast expanding team and you will be involved in customer service activities for our customers at our Data Processing Center. It’s a career opportunity where you can use and develop your language skills, your customer service skills and supervisory (监管) skills. Right now we are looking for:
Section Head, Correspondence
In this supervisory role, you will lead a small team to prepare written replies for customer enquiries and instructions according to our Company policies and guidelines. You will identify customers’ needs to ensure high service standards.
You should hold a degree, preferably in English, with supervisory experience in the service-related field, ideally involved in customer correspondence. As a team leader and decision maker, you must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese.
In return, you will be offered an attractive salary and other benefits. If you are interested, please apply by sending your detailed resume, quoting (引用) reference number SHC/G003 with expected salary by e-mail to :firstname.lastname@example.org. hk
Applicants who are contacted within four weeks may consider their application unsuccessful.
56.What is the position wanted in the advertisement?
Section head of
57. What are the responsibilities of the job?
To prepare written replies for customer questions and find out
58. What’s the other qualification needed apart from a degree in English?
in the service-related field.
59. What favorable terms are offered for the job?
and other benefits.
60. How long should applications wait before they know the result?