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 Britain there is a National Health Service (NHS) which is paid for by taxes and National Insurance, and in general, people do not have to pay for medical treatment. Every person is registered with a doctor in his or her local area, known as a general practitioner (全科医生) or GP. This means that their names are on the GP’s list, and they may make an appointment to see the doctor or may call the doctor out to visit them if they are ill. People sometimes do have to pay part of the cost of drugs that the doctor prescribes. GPs are trained in general medicine but are not specialists in any particular subject. If a patient needs to see a specialist doctor, they must first go to their GP and then the GP will make an appointment for the patient to see a specialist at a hospital or clinic.
Although everyone in Britain can have free treatment under the NHS, it is also possible for him to have treatment done privately, for which he has to pay. Some people have private health insurance to help them pay for private treatment. Under the NHS, people who need to go to hospital may have to wait for a long time on a waiting list for their treatment. Anyone who is very ill can call an ambulance (救护车) and get taken to hospital for free urgent medical treatment. Ambulance are a free service in Britain.
36. In Britain, the National Health Service refers to _____________.
A、a local hospital
B、a medicine supplier
C、a medical care system
D、an insurance company
37. Under the National Health Service, British citizens _____________.
A、are all registered with a general practitioner
B、do not need to buy private health insurance
C、can only go to see a general practitioner
D、cannot call in a general practitioner
38. People buy private health insurance in order to ____________.
A、pay for the ambulance service
B、receive free urgent treatment
C、see a general practitioner
D、have private treatment
39. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、People in Britain do not have to pay for any kind of medical care
B、People in Britain may wait long for their free medical treatment
C、In Britain you have to pay for ambulance service.
D、British private medical insurance is free.
40. What is this passage mainly about?
A、Private medical care in Britain.
B、Roles of general practitioners.
C、Taxes and free medical care.
D、Health services in Britain.
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
CHICAGO (AP) on Jan. 1, an order went into effect requiring that every checked bag at more than 400 of the nation’s commercial airports be screened (扫描检查) for bombs and weapons.
Sunday was expected to be the heaviest travel day since Jan.1. Yet spot checks on Sunday at several of the nation’s airports showed no major delays caused by the new security measures.
At the international terminal for Northwest Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, passengers waited up to 30 minutes longer than usual. Their bags were sent through giant screening machines and workers tore open taped boxes and searched through their contents before closing them up again.
Most travelers simply accepted stricter screening developed since the terrorist (恐怖分子的) attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, before which only 5 percent of the roughly 2 million bags checked each day were screened for bombs.
The U.S. Government has put an additional 23, 000 people into airports to carry out the new order.
Sonny Salgatar, a 23-year-old college student flying home to San Diego from Chicago, was told by an airport officer after the first pass that one of his bags was “hot”, meaning there was something he couldn’t identify and he wanted to open the bag for an inspection.
The “hot” item turned out to be Salgatar’s clothing iron.
“Listen, anything they want to do for security is OK for me,” Salgatar said.
41. The neasure was adopted to guard against ____________.
A、terrorisew mt attacks
42. The word “hot” (Line 2, Para. 6) most probably means _____________________.
43. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、Major delays were caused after the security order went into effect.
B、Most passengers regard the new measure as necessary.
C、Passengers complain about longer delay at the airport.
D、There will be more and stricter security measures.
44. What was the attitude of Sonny Salgatar towards the security measure taken?
A、He was annoyed.
B、He had no objection.
C、He thought it useless.
D、He didn’t worry about it.
45. The best title of the passage might be _________.
A、Fear of Terrorist Attacks
B、Latest Screening Technology
C、New Security Measures Adopted
D、Inspection of Bombs and Weapons
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.
To: All Employees
From: Berry E. Silver, President
Date: Oct. 22,2004
Subject: Our goals for the next year
Marketing and Sales
Our present sales program has helped us to improve our sales by slightly over 15%, but I am setting a goal of a 25% increase in sales for the next year. To help make this goal possible, I am announcing today the expansion (扩大) of our Marketing Department.
Research and Development (R&D)
Any company in our business must make great efforts to develop new and better products. Our R&D will certainly make us more competitive. But creative ideas do not come from only R&D departments; they also come from the creative thinking and participation of all employees. One way we have begun to collect the suggestions of our employees is through our new computerized network.
Our company’s most valuable resources are its employees. In the years ahead, I would like to see our efforts doubled in on-the-job training. To achieve this goal, I have asked Barbara Johnson to head a new department, Human Resources and Employee Development, which will coordinate (协调) a company-wide effort.
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.
July 20, 2004
Today we have received your bill for 150 name-bearing (刻有名字的) crystal vases (花瓶) which you sent us the other day.
We had ordered these vases on condition that they should reach us by the end of June. But they arrived here 15 days behind the schedule.
The customers refused to accept the goods because they arrived too late. Since the vases bear their names, we cannot sell them to other customers. So we asked the customers again and again to take the vases, and finally they agreed to accept them, but at a price cut of 30%.
You may understand how we have lost the customer’s confidence in us. In this situation, we have to ask you to compensate for the loss we have suffered. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
56.What was the problem with the delivery of the vases?
They arrived 15 days
57. When did the vases actually arrive?
In the middle of
58. Why couldn’t the vases be sold to other customers?
Because they were bearing
of those who ordered the vases.
59. In what condition did the customers accept the goods?
At a price cut of
60. What was the purpose of this letter?
To ask the supplier to
for the loss they have suffered.