语法题(grammar & vocabulary)：约占15%;
PART I VOCABULARY (10%，10×1=10)
Directions: Match each word in column A with the word or phrase in column B that is similar in meaning. Write the corresponding answer on the Answer Sheet.
1. _ __ gaze a. causing death, disastrous
2. _ __ fatal b. look intently and steadily
KEYS： 1. b 2. a
PART II GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY (15%，15×1=15)
Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences that are followed by four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1. He is such __ __ selfish man that he hasn't ______ least concern for others.
A. /, the B. a, / C. a, the D. the, a
PART III CLOZE (15 %, 15×1=15)
Directions: There are 15 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. You should choose the one answer that best fits into the passage. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET.
Speedlearning is not difficult to learn. You develop your skills at your own (1)______ using the easy-to-follow materials. Speedlearning a few minutes a day, you’ll gain permanent speedlearning skills that could have a (2)______ impact on almost every aspect of your (3)______.
Speedlearning has been successfully studied by people of all ages, from all (4)______. But what is even more important, once you have developed speedlearning skills, you will (5)______ that almost any kind of learning is more fun and easier than it was before. The reason is that speedlearning (6)______ the built-in boredom factor in ordinary learning (7)______ reading.
Most people (8)______ say words as they read, which means that they read about as fast as they can talk. Even more important is the fact that when your mind is occupied (9)______ actively saying each word instead of simply taking (10)______ its meaning, your ability to understand is (11)______ with. Your mind has to assemble each of the separate words you pronounce into meaningful ideas—a slow and (12)______ process at best. That’s what we call the built-in boredom factor of ordinary learning.
With speedlearning you take in (13)______ larger amounts of knowledge at one time. Learning becomes more fun because it is goal-(14)______ and because you see yourself reaching specific goals faster than you (15)______ thought possible.
1. A. step B. pace C. discretion D. movement
2. A. exciting B. surprising C. terrible D. dramatic
3. A. way B. step C. plan D. life
4. A. occupations B. walks of life C. professions D. jobs
5. A. uncover B. discover C. reveal D. disclose
6. A. eliminates B. discriminates C. contaminates D. incriminates
7. A. with B. by C. through D. via
8. A. spiritually B. physically C. mentally D. psychologically
9. A. by B. in C. with D. for
10. A. in B. to C. into D. from
11. A. interrupted B. interfered C. intercepted D. interacted
12. A. labor B. laborious C. laboratory D. laboring
13. A. greater B. much C. more D. only
14. A. based B. directed C. oriented D. targeted
15. A. had B. never C. have D. ever
KEYS： 1-5：BDDBB 6-10： ACCCA 11-15： BBBCD
PART IV READING COMPREHENSION (10 %, 10×1=10)
Directions: There are two passages below. Each of the passages is followed by some questions. For each question there are four answers marked A, B, C and D. Read the passages carefully and choose the best answer to each of the questions. Mark the corresponding letter on the ANSWER SHEET.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
In all most every part of the world and in every age men have tried to limit the possibilities open to females by hindering their movement. The foot-binding of upper class Chinese girls and the Nigerian custom of weighing women’s legs down with kilos of heavy wire are extreme examples. But all over the world similar methods have been used to make sure that once you have caught a woman she cannot run away, and even if she stays around she cannot keep up with you.
What seems odd is that all these apparatus have been seen as beautiful, not only by men but by women as well. Tiny feet, which seem to us a deformity, were passionately admired in China for centuries, and today most people in Western society see nothing ugly in the severely squeezed toes produced by modern footwear. The high-heeled, narrow-toed shoes that for most of these centuries have been an essential part of women’s costume are considered attractive, partly because they make the legs look longer. They also make standing for any length of time painful, walking exhausting and running impossible. The way of walking produced by them is thought to be attractive, perhaps because it guarantees that no woman wearing them can outrun a man who is chasing her. Worst of all, if they are worn continually from the teenage years on, they deform the muscles of the feet and legs so that it becomes even more painful and difficult to walk in flat shoes.
Modern women’s shoes are what keeps Samantha from running as far as Sammy, literally as well as figuratively. As anyone who has worn them will agree, it is hard to concentrate on your job when your feet are killing you—especially if you are faint with hunger because you had only half a grapefruit and coffee for breakfast so as to stay a beautiful five kilos below your natural healthy weight. For a while in the sixties and seventies it was not necessary to be handicapped in this way unless you choose to be. During the last few years, however, women have begun wearing tight, high-heeled shoes again; and the most fashionable styles are those that give least support to the feet and make walking more difficult.
1. Men have tried to limit possibilities for women by
A. making it difficult for women to move.
B. using heavy wire apparatus to catch women.
C. Allowing only women from upper classes to move around freely.
D. Insisting that women are inferior to men.
2. What is odd about the customs concerning women’s feet?
A. tiny feet are considered beautiful by most people in Western society.
B. People accept that modern shoes are ugly.
C. Apparatus which deforms women’s feet is not admired by men.
D. Unnaturally shaped feet have been -– and are – appreciated.
3. Why, according to the author, are high-heeled, narrow-toed shoes thought to be attractive?
A. They change the appearance of the legs.
B. Women have been wearing them for the last 100 years.
C. They are an essential part of women’s clothing.
D. They encourage men to chase women.
4. What was the situation in the sixties and seventies?
A. People went on diets to lose weight more than they do now.
B. Women began to wear shoes which squeezed their toes.
C. People had almost no choice regarding shoes.
D. Fashion allowed the wearing of comfortable shoes.
5. What is the opinion of the author, concerning modern women’s shoes, in the text as a whole?
A. They are not very comfortable but are nevertheless attractive.
B. They lead to difficulties only after many years of wearing them.
C. They are not necessarily beautiful and cause many difficulties.
D. Their design has been influenced by Chinese and Nigerian customs.
KEYS: 1-5: ADCDC
PART V PARAPHRASE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES(15 %, 10×1.5=15)
Directions: Explain the following sentences in English and write the corresponding answer on the Answer Sheet.
1. I hope we get on reasonably well.
KEY: I hope we can get along with each other quite well.
PART VI Translation (20 %, 10×2=20)
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English/Chinese.
2. He would rather set down what he has observed, important or trivial, in his notebook than commit it to his memory, because he believes in the remark that “The worst pen is better than the best memory.”
1. He asked the question out of curiosity rather than out of his desire for knowledge.
PART VII COMPOSITION (15%)
Big cities always hold strong attention to people who live in the rural areas. What are the advantages or disadvantages of living in a big city? Write a composition about 200 words to state your viewpoint on the following topic:
The Advantages or Disadvantages of Living in a Big City
You are to write in three paragraphs. In the first paragraph, state your viewpoint clearly. In the second paragraph, give one of two reasons to support your point of view. In the last paragraph, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure to fallow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.
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