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.
Most people buy a lot of gifts just before Christmas. But some people think they buy too much. They have started a special day called Buy Nothing Day. They don’t want anyone to go shopping on that day.
Buy Nothing Day is November 29. It’s 25 days before Christmas. The idea for Buy Nothing Day started in Vancouver, British Columbia. Now people all over the United States celebrate Buy Nothing Day. In California, parents and children get together to read stories, sing songs and paint pictures. The children talk about why they don’t need a lot of toys.
This year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, high school students wanted to tell other students about Buy Nothing Day. They organized a simple dinner to give people information about Buy Nothing Day. They asked restaurants in the neighborhood to donate (赠送) the food. They made posters (海报) and talked to other students about it. The dinner was a big success, and many students agreed not to buy anything on November 29. The students at the high school liked the idea of this new tradition. Next year, they want to have another dinner to inform more people about Buy Nothing Day!
36. Some people start Buy Nothing Day because they think __________.
A、people need more time to do other things
B、people buy too much gifts for Christmas
C、people can hardly afford to buy a lot of gifts
D、people waste too much time going shopping
37. The idea for Buy Nothing day first started in __________.
38. To make Buy Nothing Day more popular, the students in Albuquerque plan to _________.
A、provide free food to more people
B、persuade more restaurants to donate food
C、put up more advertising posters on that day
D、have another dinner to inform more people of the day
39. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、Buy Nothing Day has become popular in the United States.
B、Restaurants have a tradition of donating food on holidays
C、Gift shops are expected to be closed on Buy Nothing Day.
D、Children like the idea of Buy Nothing Day.
40. The best title for the passage might be _________.
A、Buy Nothing Day in the U. S.
B、The Future of Buy Nothing Day
C、Free Dinners on Buy Nothing day
D、Students’ Activities on Buy Nothing Day
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
I am very happy to apply for the position of secretary, which you advertised in China Daily of December 10, 2005.
I have been working as a secretary at a college office. Because I am the only secretary in the office, it is necessary for me to work quickly and efficiently and to be flexible in my daily work. Professors value my work and my ability to meet their needs.
Although I am happy now, I feel that my promotion (晋升) is limited here, and I would like to have a more challenging job. Therefore, I enrolled (参加) in a program to expand my knowledge of international business affairs. Now, both my English and Chinese have been improved and I am ready to begin working as a bilingual secretary in an international company like yours, and I believe I can be a great help to your firm.
The enclosed resume gives further details of my qualifications, and I would appreciate it if you could give me an opportunity to have an interview. I am looking forward to receiving your call at 62428866 or please use the enclosed pre-paid postcard to send me your reply. Thank you very much for your consideration.
41. The writer wants to change her job because __________.
A、she has difficulty handling her daily work efficiently
B、she can hardly get a chance to be promoted
C、she finds her present job too challenging
D、she is tired of her duties at the college
42. In order to prepare herself a more satisfactory job, the writer _________.
A、has taken part in a special business program
B、tries to get the professors’ high praises
C、has worked much harder on her job
D、has to prove herself to be different
43. A bilingual secretary (Lines 3-4, para. 3) differs from other secretaries in that he or she can _________.
A、operate a computer
B、do the job efficiently
C、speak two languages
D、write official documents
44. The writer of the letter enclosed a pre-paid postcard to __________.
A、request a written reply
B、make an appointment
C、get more information
D、express her thanks
45. By sending this letter, the writer expected to _________.
A、draw the attention of the company
B、get an opportunity for an interview
C、apply for a suitable position in China Daily
D、obtain more information about the company
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.
A Report on New Factory Location
The committee initially (最初) considered three possible location for the proposed new factory. Of the three cities, Chicago presently seems to the committee to offer the greatest advantages. Here are our observations of the city.
Though not at the geographical center of the United States, Chicago is centrally located in an area that contains more than three quarters of the U.S. population. It is within easy reach of our head office in New York. And it is close to several of our most important suppliers of components (配件) and raw materials – those, for example, in Columbus, Detroit, and St. Louis.
The city is served by several major railroads. Except during the winter months when the Great Lakes are frozen, it is an international seaport. Chicago has two major airports and both? home and international air cargo (货物) services are available.
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.
Amway (China) Daily Necessities Company Limited
Amway is a reading international company engaged in daily necessities (必需品) with an annual sale of 16 billion US dollars worldwide. We are looking for qualified personnel to fill the following positions in our Beijing office.
1. Purchasing Manager
☆ College diploma (文凭) with technical background
☆ At least 3 years’ experience in the field of chemicals and packaging materials
☆ Able to work independently and to set up purchasing procedures
☆ Good computer skills
☆ Excellent negotiation (谈判) techniques
☆ Fluent in English, but not essential
2. Personnel Manager
☆ College diploma in Human Resources Management
☆ At least 2 years’ experience in Human Resources Management
☆ Good computer skills
☆ Fluent in English
3. Sales Manager
? ☆ College diploma
☆ Knowledge in product sales
☆ Fluent English
☆ Active and hard-working
56. What line of products is Amway engaged in ?
57. What skills should a purchasing manager have?
58. What foreign language should the personnel manager speak fluently?
59. What qualities should a candidate have if he wants to be the sales manager?
He must be active and
60. How many positions does the company offer in the advertisement?