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.
What is the better way of staying away from the cold winter days? Come out to our Hall Markets in the beautiful countryside, full of color, fun, music and delicious food! With over 350 stalls(摊位) selling wonderful home-made and home-grown goods, this will surely be a great day out
The Hall Markets are held on the first Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Hall Village. They are operated by Hartley Lifecare Co. Ltd. All the income will go to help and support service for people with disabilities(残疾).
Volunteers(志愿者) play an important part in the success and pleasant atmosphere at the Hall Markets. Hartley Lifecare is always grateful to have you serve as volunteers with the Hall Markers.
If you are interested in being one of our volunteers and spending a few hours with us each month, please contact us during business hours on 6260 5555.
36. According to the passage, most meals are not included in the price of tours mainly because_________.
A、meals make up a large part of the tour budget
B、meal prices vary a lot from place to place
C、people dislike menus offered by tour guides
D、people have different eating habits
37. We can learn from the passage that _________.
A、the hotels where you stay will offer you free breakfast
B、dining information can be obtained from your tour guides
C、you can have a complete choice of local dishes at the hotel
D、a full list of local restaurants can be found on the tour pages
38. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、Tour guides are supposed to arrange dinner outside the hotel.
B、Tour guides’ recommendations on food are unreliable.
C、Tourists must have lunch in the hotels they stay in.
D、Tourists may taste local dishes during dinner time.
39. The word “down-to-earth”(Line 4, Para.3) most probably means _________.
40. Meals are included in the tour price in some places where __________.
A、restaurant choice may be limited
B、there are many nearby restaurants
C、delightful dishes are not served
D、food may be too expensive
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.
Each time we produce a new English dictionary, our aim is always the same; what can we do to make the dictionary more helpful for students of English? As a result of our research with students and discussions with teachers, we decided to focus on providing more examples for this English dictionary.
Examples help students to remember the word they have looked up in the dictionary because it is easier both to remember and to understand a word within a context(上下文). The examples also show that words are often used in many different contexts. For these reasons, we have included 40 per cent more examples in this new book
We edit all the examples to remove difficult words and to make sure they are easier to understand.
We very much hope this new book will be of use not only to the students of English but also to the teachers.
41. According to the passage, Los Angeles is a city where _________.
A、there is no public transportation system
B、more money is spent on highways for cars
C、more money is spent on public transportation systems
D、public transportation is more developed than in other cities
42. “The city grew outward instead of upward” (Line 1, Para.2) means _________.
A、the city became more spread out instead of growing taller
B、there were fewer small houses than tall buildings
C、rapid development took place in the city center
D、many tall buildings could be found in the city.
43. According to the passage, if a city has several business districts, _________.
A、people won’t have to drive to work every day
B、there have to more roads and parking spaces
C、companies would be located in between the districts
D、there would be no need to build parking spaces within the districts
44. According to the growth pattern of Los Angeles, homes were mainly built _________.
A、in the city center
B、along the main roads
C、around business districts
D、within the business districts
45. The passage is mainly about ___________.
A、the construction of parking spaces in Los Angeles
B、the new growth pattern of the city of Los Angeles
C、the public transportation system in Los Angeles
D、the problem of traffic jams in Los Angeles
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.
Dear Dr. Yamata,
The Association of Asian Economic Studies is pleased to invite you to be this year’s guest speaker at its annual international symposium(研讨会). The symposium will be held for 3 days from December 22nd to 24th, 2008. This year’s topic will be Economic Development in Asia. About 100 people from various countries will be attending the symposium. They would be pleased to meet you and share their views with you.
IThe Association will cover all the expenses of your trip to this symposium.
As the program is to be announced on December 1st, 2008, will you kindly 1et us know before that time whether your busy schedule will allow you to attend our symposium? We are looking forward to your favorable reply.
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.
anton Playingfield Committee
The Yanton Playingfield Committee has of many years been fortunate to have Eddie Christiansen as grounds-person at its sports ground in Littlemarsh. However, after 10 years of service, Eddie has decided it’s time to retire in July. The committee wishes him the best for his retired life.
However, this leaves us needing a new grounds-person. This role is part-time, averaging around 5 hours per week. The duties involve the mowing(除草), rolling, and trimming(修剪) of the field edges. Applicants(求职) need to be able to drive and use the equipment needed for the above-mentioned duties.
Applicants can either contact Hugh Morris, 42 Spencer Avenue, tel. 765-4943780, to discuss or register an interest in the position, or any member of the Playingfield Committee.
56. Which organization is in need of a grounds-person?
57. Why is a new grounds-person needed?
Because the former grounds-person, Eddie Christiansen, has decided it’s time to
58. What are the duties of a grounds-person?
His duties involve the mowing,
of the field edges.
59.What should applicants be able to do?
They should be able to
the equipment needed for the duties.
60. Who is the contact person?
of any committee member.