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武汉大学网络教育高起专入学考试 英语模拟试题

发布时间:2015-08-05
武汉大学网络教育入学考试
高起专英语模拟试题
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一、语音知识
在下列每组单词中,有一个单词的划线部分与其它单词的划线部分读音不同,找出这个词。
1. A. water               B. what        C. wash         D. wallet
2. A. thirsty       B. resist        C. anxious       D. universe
3. A. terrible      B. December    C. yellow               D. silent
4. A. shook        B. look        C. tooth         D. childhood
5. A. whole       B. while          C. whisper          D. whistle
6. A. breathe         B. though                 C. clothing                 D. healthy
7. A. servant       B. manager       C. package         D. message
8. A. double        B. cough          C. country         D. courage
9. a. filled           B. recognized      C. whispered        D. watched
10. A. early        B. earth          C. search           D. heart
11. A. waste                  B. material                   C. spray                D. nature
12. A. scare            B. share               C. spare         D. darkness
13. A. pork              B. force               C. foremost      D. forget
14. A. rock                    B. cost                C. tongue               D. bottom
15. A. very               B. inspect              C. object        D. slavery
16. A. but                            B. put                          C. cup                          D. cut
17. A. wear                 B. fear              C. dear                D. hear
18. A. decide                   B. quick                       C. behind                 D. lively
19. A. by                   B. only               C. already             D. easy.
20. A. light                     B. bright                C. high                   D. enough
21. A. watch            B. waste           C. quality              D. wander
22. A. climate           B. bicycle          C. music              D. clean
23. A. silence           B. satisfy           C. lively              D. design
二、词汇与语法知识(选中15小题;每题2分,共30分。)
1. To get an education, _____.
A. one must work hard
B. working hard is needed
C. what you need is to work hard
D. what one needs is to work hard
2. Would you like a cup of coffee _____ shall we get down to business right away?
A. and     B. then     C. or     D. otherwise
3. --Do you follow me?
--Yes, _____.
A. it is good                           B. I will
C. perfectly                           D. very good
4. --Hello. May I speak to Zhao Hua?
--Yes. _____.
A. My name’s Zhao Hua               B. I’m Zhao Hua
C. This is Zhao Hua speaking           D. Zhao Hua’s me
5. --Where have you been all this time? The train is about to leave.
 --I’ m sorry I’m late, but I _____ for you at the information desk upstairs.
A. waited                          B. had been waiting
C. was waiting                      D. have been waiting
6. I hate to _____ rules on anything.
A. give                             B. have
 C. set                              D. show
7. He came up to my class every week, but his attitude _____ he was not really interested in the subject.
 A. expressed                        B. described
 C. explained                        D. suggested
8. Your mother looks ill these days. You’d better _____ a doctor.
 A. call on                          B. call in
 C. call for                          D. call at
9. The film brought the hours back to me _____ I was taken good care of in that far-away village.
 A. until                           B. that
 C. when                                  D. where
10. _____ did I think that he was a spy.
 A. Little         B. Few            C. A few        D. A little
11. --Did you find the dog?
 --It was tearing the cloth _____ its teeth.
 A. with         B. through          C. by           D. in
12. Your performance in the driving test didn’t reach the required standard-- _____, you failed.
 A. in the end                        B. after all
 C. in other words                     D. at the same time
13. -- I' m feeling rather tired.
 -- _____ a game of tennis?
 A. How about play                    B. What about playing
 C. Why do you play                   D. How about to play
14. We are all looking forward _____ Mr. A next week.
A. to see                            B. of seeing
 C. at seeing                          D. to seeing
15. The water of a hot spring carries many dissolved minerals, usually _____ the water an unusual taste and smell.
 A. give           B. gives            C. to be given       D. giving
16. Painting in oil is harder than _____.
    A. water colours                B. in water colours
    C. paint in water colours         D. painting in water colours
17. --Did you hear about the fire down the street?
  --There _____ a lot of news about it on TV last night.
    A. was          B. had          C. is          D. were
18. --Have you been here long?
  --_____.
    A. No, not very                      B. Not much
    C. Yes, only little              D. No, only yesterday
19. --Do you think I could borrow your dictionary?
  --_____.
A. Yes, you may borrow               B. Yes, you could
    C. Yes, help yourself            D. Yes, go on
20. --Was the driving pleasant when you vacationed in Mexico last summer.*
   --No, it _____ for four days when we arrived, so the roads were very muddy.
    A. was raining                 B. rained
    C. had been raining             D. have rained
21. --I took the TOEFL. It was really hard.
   --_____ a lot before you took it?
    A. Have you studied             B. Did you study
    C. Had you studied              D. Do you study
22. We were caught _____ a shower on our way home.
    A. by         B. with        C. at         D. in
23. _____ in a friendly way, their quarrel came to an end.
    A. Being settled          B. Settled          C. Having settled          D. Settling
24. I don’t think English is _____ a language as Russian.
    A. difficult as                B. as difficult
    C. more difficult              D. difficult
25. It is twelve o’clock. All the bells in the village churches were striking, _____ year has come.
    A. Another        B. The other       C. Other       D. Other’s
26. Airplanes have made _____.
    A. easy and comfortable for us to travel
    B. us to travel easily and comfortably
    C. it easy and comfortable for us to travel
    D. themselves easy and comfortable for us to travel
27. The police were _____ a search for the body of the man who disappeared.
    A. doing          B. making         C. taking        D. giving
28. --I heard you went mountain climbing but didn't reach the top.
   --Yes, we tried _____.
    A. hardly to climb the mountain
    B. hard to climb the mountain
    C. to climb the mountain hard
    D. to climb the mountain hardly
29. The teacher, with 6 girls and 8 boys of her class, _____ visiting a museum when the earthquake struck.
    A. was          B. were          C. had been          D. would be
30. _____ is reported in the newspapers, talks between the two countries are making progress.
A. It            B. As            C. That             D. What
31. Her father doesn't let her ____ out with him.
A. to go           B. go              C. going           D. that she went
32. I have bought you ____ flowers for your birthday.
A. few             B. a few           C. little             D. a little
33. He is ____.
A. a friend of me                       B. a friend mine
C. a friend of mine                      D. one friend of mine
34. It is ____ film I have ever seen.
A. the more interesting                   B. the most interesting
C. the more interested                    D. the most interested
35. ____ English?
A. How long time are you studying         B. How long do you study
C. How long have you been studying        D. How long time have you studied
36. She cut the cloth with ____ scissors.           
A. a couple of       B. a pair of          C. two              D. a
37. The reason ____ I cannot come is that I have to work late today.
A. because         B. for               C. as               D. why
38. I haven't seen him ____.
A. last week                            B. during last week
C. for last week                         D. since last week
39. The Great Wall, ____ we visited last slimmer, is a well known place of interests.
A. where           B. which           C. that             D. what
40. I cannot break. It is ____ iron.
A. as hard as                           B. so hard as
C. as hard than                         D. so hard than
41. It ____ the village where we spent our holidays last year.
A. reminds me to                       B. reminds me of
C. remembers me of                     D. remembers me to
42. Living here at the top of the mountain with no one else near you must be very ____.
A. alone             B. only              C. alonely           D. lonely
43. ____ beautiful flowers!
A. What a         B. What           C. How           D. So
44. Speak slowly to him ____ he will understand you better.
A. in order to       B. so that          C. for             D. that
45. They will hurt ____ if we do not stop them fighting.
A. one to another                      B. one the other
C. each the other                      D. each other
46. The feeling of _____ made her angry.
A. hurting              B. being hurt         C. hurt            D. having hurt
47. Children are told again and again _____ read in bed.
A. don' t               B. not to             C. not             D. to not
48. Only in the deep forest _____ such wonderful plants.
A. we could find                            B. could we find
C. could we find out                         D. we could find out
49. Catherine is not only _____ friend but also
A. yours; mine          B. his; her            C. your; our        D. your; mine
50. If only I _____ the answer, I would have told you.
A. knew               B. have known        C. would know     D. had known
51. She did the work all by herself, _____ surprised all of us.
A. that              B. which           C. it             D. so that
52. _____ still needs to be discussed.
A. That they advised me to do              B. What they advised me to do
C. What did they advised me to do          D. All that they advised me to do
53.--How often do you go swimming?
A. For one month      B. Once a month      C. In one month    D. After one month
54. The teacher asked the students to write _____ book report.
A. a five-hundred-words                      B. a five hundreds-word
C. a five-hundred-word                       D. a five-hundreds-words
55. When the summer vacation was drawing near, I asked my British friends _____ was the best way to travel within Britain.
A. that                 B. what               C. such            D. how
56. It goes without saying that hard work _____ success.
A. results in           B. results from        C. comes to        D. leads for
57. The concert will not start until 8 o'clock. Please
A. take your time   B. take plenty of time    C. take a lot of time    D. take your times
58. Seldom _____ any mistakes during my past five years of service here.
A. would I make       B. should I make     C. I did make      D. did I make
59. She regrets _____ idle when young.
A. to have been        B. having been       C. her to be        D. to her having been
60. Please put the letter _____ he can easily find it.
A. in which           B. where            C. wherever       D. which
61. However wealthy you are it can not _____ a healthy body.
    A. compare          B. suit          C. defeat          D. match
62. -- Shall I get a birthday cake for Mary on my way back?
  -- Yes, it' 11 be nice if you _____.
    A. do               B. do invite      C. are             D. invited
63. -- Did you come to the museum by bike yesterday?
  -- No. Two metres of snow fell during the night. As a result, several main roads _____.
    A. were blocked                       B. had been blocked
    C. were being blocked                 D. haye been blocked
64. – Waiter!
  -- _____ ?
  -- I can' t eat this. It' s too salty.
  A. Yes,sir          B. What        C. All right       D. Pardon
65. He sat down beside Christina, feeling the warmth of the sun against his face, _____ to relax for the first time in days.
  A. able            B. was able     C. ought          D. getting
66. To learn is one thing, to teach is _____.
A. the other        B. other        C. others          D. another
67. -- I wish Bill would drive us to the train station.
 -- He has _____ to take us all.
  A. too small a car                  B. very small a car
  C. a too small car                  D. such small a car
68. On hearing the bad news, he got up quickly, _____ the lunch unfinished.
  A. leave            B. left          C. to leave        D. leaving
69. I don't think that his watch is _____.
  A. worth the price                    B. worthy the price
  C. worthy to buy                     D. worth of the price
70. I' 11 be working _____ tomorrow.
  A. all day                          B. the all day
  C. on the all day                     D. on all the day
71. -- What did the mother say?
 -- She said that her son went _____.
  A. every day to school very slowly
  B. slowly every day to school
  C. every day to school
  D. to school slowly every day
72. -- The light in the office is still on.
 -- Oh, I forgot _____.
  A. turning it off                      B. turn it off
  C. to turn it off                      D. having turned it off
73. -- Tomorrow is a holiday! Why are you doing your homework?
 -- I am doing this exercise now so that I won't have _____ on Sunday.
     A. for             B. them        C. it             D. to
三、完形填空
通读下面的短文,掌握其大意。然后从每小题的四个选项中选出可填入空白处的最佳选项。
(一)
Dear Jones,
You have asked me for suggestions on how to get along in the United States. It is difficult to give advice, but I have found the following “dos” and “don’ ts” helpful.
As a  1 , it isn’t easy to find anyone to talk to in a big city. However, here are some suggestions. First, get or borrow a dog! Walk him several times a day! Americans love dogs and usually stop to talk to anyone with a dog. Then, try to eat in a cafeteria. People generally  2  the same tables and will sometimes talk to you if they see that you are a  3 . Next, take your dirty  4  to a laundry(洗衣店) ! It takes about an hour to wash and dry, and many people wait there. They often pass the   5  talking to the other customers.  6  ask for information from a woman, if you are a  7  ,and from a man, if you are a woman. It seems to get  8   results for a reason I can’t understand. Learn the  9  : “Please” ,
“Thank you”, and “You’re welcome” before you come and use them all the time! They usually work like magic (魔术).
      There are some things you shouldn’t do. Don’t  10   the truth when people ask “How are you?” They only   11  the answer to be “Fine”. Never ask people their   12  --especially women! Everyone wants to be young. Don't tell heavy people they are   13 . Tell them they are losing weight. Everyone here wants to be  14  . Don' t be late for appointments (约会) ! When someone says six o’clock, be sure to be there by six. Americans respect   15   and expect everyone to be “on time”.
      Above all, don’t worry! Just follow my advice and bring a lot of money, you will get along. I hope I have been of some help to you.
                                                                                                                Cordially yours,
                                                                                                           Socrates
 
1. A. result            B. law          C. beginning         D. rule
2. A. have           B. eat             C. buy              D. share
3. A. American       B. stranger         C. worker             D. student
4. A. shoes             B. water                C. clothes                   D. day
5. A. cards            B. time                 C. clothes             D. discussion
6. A. Never            B. Seldom       C. Always           D. Sometimes
7. A. policeman        B. girl            C. man                     D. stranger
8. A. worse            B. better          C. fewer              D. no
9. A. English          B. pronunciation  C. spelling           D. expressions
10. A. tell             B. give                 C. say                D. express
11. A. expect         B. want         C. have               D. hope
12. A. pay           B. age            C. family            D. life
13. A. strong         B. young         C. fat               D. weighty
14. A. thin           B. strong        C. fat               D. heavy
15. A. time                  B. elders         C. knowledge        D. women
(二)
Dear Sir,
Just over six months ago, I saw an advertisement in the Morning Mail for a set of the complete works of William Shakespeare. Your company, Cosmo Books Ltd.,    1   this set(eight books of plays and two books of poetry)at what was claimed to be a “remarkable”      2   : fifteen pounds and fifty pence, including postage and packing. I had wanted a set of Shakespeare’s plays and poems for some time, and these books in red imitation leather, looked particularly    3   ; so I sent for them. Two weeks later, the books arrived,    4    with a set of the complete works of Charles Dickens which I had not ordered. So I returned the Dickens books to you, with a    5    for fifteen pounds and fifty pence for the works of Shakespeare. Two more weeks passed. Then there arrived on my door step a second set of the works of Shakespeare, the same set of novels by Dickens and a six-book set of the plays of Moliere, in French. Since I do not read French, these were of no use to me at all.    6   , I could not afford to post all these books back to you, so I wrote to you at the end of August of last year, instructing you to come and    7     all the books that I did not want, and asking you not to send any other books until further    8  .
     You did not reply to that letter. Instead you sent me a bill for forty-two pounds, and a set of the plays of Schiller, in German. Since then, a new set of books has arrived every two    9  : the works of Goethe, the poems of Milton, the plays of Strindberg; I    10   know what I have. The books are still all in their boxes, in the garage, and my car has to   11   in the rain outside.
     I have no   12   for any more books, and even if I read from now on   13   the Last Judgment, I should not finish reading all the books that you have sent me. Please send no more books, send no more bills, send no more angry letters   14   payment. Just send one large lorry and take all the books away,   15   me only with the one set of the complete works of Shakespeare for which I have paid.
                                                                                                  Yours faithfully,
                                                                                                 SIMON WALKER
1. A. offered               B. gave               C. asked              D. informed
2. A. book                 B. price               C. poetry            D. time
3. A. clean                B. attractive            C. interesting          D. thick
4. A. along                 B. coming              C. sent               D. together
5. A. letter                B. note               C. cheque             D. price
6. A. Therefore             B. Unfortunately        C. However          D. Of course
7. A. gather                B. take                C. collect             D. check
8. A. notice                B. information          C. letters            D. print
9. A. years                B. seasons             C. days               D. weeks
10. A. never               B. seldom             C. hardly            D. nearly
11. A. keep                B. stop                C. stand               D. lie
12. A. money              B. room              C. idea               D. interest
13. A. when               B. until               C. after                     D. since
14. A. demanding         B. including            C. expecting           D. informing
15. A. paying              B. offering            C. giving            D. leaving
(三)
However important we may regard school life to be, it cannot be denied that children spend more time at home than in the classroom.   1   , the great influence of parents cannot be ignored or disregarded by the teacher. They can become    2   supporters of the school personnel or they can consciously or unconsciously interfere    3   the goals of the programs.
     Teachers have been aware    4   the need for the newer methods used in schools. Many principals have directed classes showing such matters    5   the reading, writing, and mathematics programs.
     Moreover, the classroom teacher, with the permission of the principal, can also play an important    6   in helping parents. The many interviews carried    7   during the year as well as new ways of reporting pupils' progress, can significantly aid    8   achieving a good inter- reaction between school and    9  . Too often, however, teachers' meeting with parents are   10   to unimportant accounts of children' s bad acts, complaints   11    laziness and poor work habits, suggestions for punishments and rewards at home.
        12   is needed is a more creative way in which the teacher, as a professional adviser, plants ideas in   13   minds for the best use of the many hours that the child   14   out of the classroom.
     In this way, the school and the home join   15   in bringing about the fullest development of youngsters' abilities.
 1. A. Moreover                   B. But                   C. Therefore                 D. Yet
 2. A. weak               B. poor           C. strong              D. rich
 3. A. for                 B. with                 C. by               D. from
 4. A. of                  B. for                  C. about              D. through
 5. A. like                 B. of             C. as                 D. in
 6. A. role                B. hand         C. action            D. effect
 7. A. away               B. on           C. about                    D. off
 8. A. by                  B. in             C. with               D. for
 9. A. principals             B. teachers        C. houses            D. parents
 10. A. held                     B. called          C. devoted            D. attended
 11. A. with                     B. about                C. against              D. at
 12. A. That               B. Which        C. What              D. Where
 13. A. teachers'            B. parents'       C. mothers'            D. fathers'
 14. A. lives             B. keeps                C. spends            D. takes
 15. A. battles             B. forces        C. issues              D. persons
(四)
“Dad, can you tell me how to get rich?”
     My dad put down the evening paper. “   1   do you want to get rich, son?”
     “Because today Jimmy's mom    2   up in their new car, and they were going to their beach house for the weekend. He    3   three of his friends.    4   Mike and I weren't invited. They told us we weren't invited because we were ‘   5   kids’.”
     “They    6  ?”my dad asked unbelievably.
     “Yeah.” I replied in a    7   voice.
     My dad silently    8   his head, and went back to reading the paper. I stood waiting for   9    
     I   10   the same public school where the rich people sent their kids. That was because my   11   lived on one side Of the Street. Had I lived on the other side of the street, I would have gone to a   12   school, with kids from families more like mine.
     My dad finally put down the paper. I could   13   he was thinking.
     “Well, son,” he began slowly. “If you want to be rich, you have to   14   to use your head, son,” he said, smiling. He really   15   that.
  1. A. How         B. What                C. When               D. Why
  2. A. drove              B. rode               C. stepped             D. walked
  3. A. carried              B. called              C. found              D. took
  4. A. but                B. for                C. so                 D. then
  5. A. bad                B. poor               C. weak             D. young
  6. A. did                B. didn't               C. were               D. weren't
  7. A. broken             B. gentle              C. hurt               D. pleasing
  8. A. struck               B. shook              C. held               D. raised
  9. A. an answer           B. blame              C. praise              D. a question
  10. A. left             B. liked               C. began              D. attended
  11. A. room            B. house              C. family            D. home
  12. A. close            B. different              C. modern           D. similar
  13. A. realize            B. recognize           C. tell                D. understand
  14. A. attempt            B. continue            C. learn             D. manage
  15. A. said              B. meant              C. felt                D. considered
四、阅读理解
阅读下列短文,然后根据短文的内容从每小题的四个选项中选出最佳的一项。
(一)
At 9:00 Dick Spivak’s bank telephoned and said his payment was late. “The check is in the post,” Dick replied quickly. At 11:45 Dick left for a 12:00 meeting across town. Arriving late, he explained that traffic had been bad. That evening, Dick’s girlfriend wore a new dress. He hated it. “It looks just great on you,” he said.
Three lies in one day! Yet Dick Spivak is just an ordinary man. Each time, he told himself that sometimes the truth causes too many problems. Most of us tell much the same white lies, harmless untruths that help to save trouble. How often do we tell white lies? It depends in part on our age, education, and even where we live. According to one U.S. study, women are more truthful than men, and honesty increases as we get older.
While most people use little white lies to make life easier, the majority of Americans care about honesty in both public and personal life. They say that people today are less honest than they were ten years ago. Although it is believed that things are getting worse, lying seems to be an age-old human problem. The French philosopher(哲学家) Vauvenarges, writing in the eighteenth century, touched on the truth when he wrote, “All men are born truthful and die liars.”
1. When the writer says “Dick Spivak is just an ordinary man” ,he means _____.
     A. it is common that people tell white lies
     B. Dick could do nothing about bad traffic
     C. it is common that people delay their payment
     D. Dick found it hard to deal with everyday problems
2. According to the text, most Americans _____.
     A. hate white lies          B. believe white lies
     C. value honesty           D. consider others dishonest
3. Vauvenarges’ remark suggests that _____.
     A. lying is an age-old human problem
     B. dishonesty increases as people get older
     C. people were dishonest in the 18th century
     D. it is social conditions that make people tell lies
(二)
The traditional belief that a woman’s place is in the home and that a woman ought not to go out to work can hardly be reasonably maintained in present conditions. It is said that it is a woman’s task to care for the children, but families today tend to be small and with a year or two between children. Thus a woman’s whole period of child-bearing may be within five years and her role as chief educator of her children soon stops. Thus, even if we agree that a woman should stay at home to look after her children before they are of school age, for many women, this period would extend only for about ten years.
It might be argued that the house-proud woman would still find plenty to do about the home. That may be so, but it is certainly no longer necessary for a woman to spend her whole life cooking, cleaning, mending and sewing. Washing machines take the drudgery (单调乏味的工作)out of laundry, the latest models being entirely automatic(自动化的) and able to wash and dry a large quantity of clothes in a few minutes. Refrigerators(冰箱) have made it possible to store food for long periods. Shopping, instead of being a daily task, can be completed in one day a week.
Apart from women’s own happiness, the needs of the community must be considered. Modern society cannot do well without the contribution(贡献) that women can make in the professions and other kinds of work. There is a serious shortage(短缺) of nurses and teachers. It is extremely wasteful to give years of training at public expense only to have the qualified teacher or nurse marry after a year or two and be lost forever to her profession. The training, it is true, will help her in her duties as a mother, but if she continued to work, her service would be more widely useful. Many factories and shops, too, are largely staffed (任职) by women, many of them married. While here the question of training is not so important, industry and trade would be seriously short of staff if married women did not work.
1. The author holds that _____.
     A. the right place for all women, married or otherwise, is the home, not elsewhere
     B. all married women should have some occupation outside the home
     C. a married woman should give first priority to her duties as a mother
     D. it is desirable for uneducated married woman to stay at home and take care of the family
2. A house-proud woman _____.
     A. would devote her whole life to her family
     B. would take her happiness and that of her family as her chief concern
     C. would still need some special training at public expense to help her in her duties as a housewife
     D. would take full advantage of modern household appliances (家用电器)
3. According to the author, modern society _____.
     A. can operate just as well even without women’s participation
     B. had been greatly hampered in its development by the shortage of women nurses and women teachers
     C. cannot operate properly without the contribution of women
     D. will be seriously affected by the continuing shortage of working women in heavy industries and international trade
4. A good title for the passage is _____.
     A. Modern Age Has Changed Women's Place in Society
     B. Modern Technology Liberates Women
     C. The Labour Division Helps Women
D. A Change of Women's Position
(三)
Betty and Harold have been married for years. But one thing still puzzled(困扰) old Harold. How is it that he can leave Betty and her friend Joan sitting on the sofa, talking, go out to a ballgame, come back three and a half hours later, and they’re still sitting on the sofa? Talking?
What in the world, Harold wonders, do they have to talk about?
Betty shrugs. Talk? We’re friends.
     Researching this matter called friendship, psychologist Lillian Rubin spent two years interviewing more than two hundred women and men. No matter what their age, their job, their sex, the results were completely clear: women have more friendships than men, and the difference in the content and the quality of those friendships is “marked and unmistakable.”
More than two-thirds of the single men Rubin interviewed could not name a best friend. Those who could were likely to name a woman. Yet three-quarters of the single women had no problem naming a best friend, and almost always it was a woman. More married men than women named their wife/husband as a best friend, more trusted person, or the one they would turn to in time of emotional distress(感情危机). “Most women,” says Rubin, “identified (认定)at least one, usually more, trusted friends to whom they could turn in a troubled moment, and they spoke openly about the importance of these relationships in their lives.”
      “In general,” writes Rubin in her new book, “women’s friendships with each other rest on shared emotions and support, but men's relationships are marked by shared activities.” For the most part, Rubin says, interactions(交往) between men are emotionally controlled--a good fit with the social requirements of “manly behavior.”
      “Even when a man is said to be a best friend,” Rubin writes, “the two share little about their innermost feelings. Whereas a woman’s closest female friend might be the first to tell her to leave a failing marriage, it wasn’t unusual to hear a man say he didn’t know his friend’s marriage was in serious trouble until he appeared one night asking if he could sleep on the sofa.”
1. What old Harold cannot understand or explain is the fact that _____.
     A. he is treated as an outsider rather than a husband
     B. women have so much to share
     C. women show little interest in ballgames
     D. he finds his wife difficult to talk to
2. Rubin’s study shows that for emotional support a married woman is more likely to turn to _____.
     A. a male friend                               B. a female friend
     C. her parents                                 D. her husband
3. According to the text, which type of behavior is NOT expected of a man by society?
     A. Ending his marriage without good reason.
     B. Spending too much time with his friends.
     C. Complaining about his marriage trouble.
     D. Going out to ballgames too often.
4. Which of the following statements is best supported by the last paragraph?
     A. Men keep their innermost feelings to themselves.
     B. Women are more serious than men about marriage.
     C. Men often take sudden action to end their marriage.
     D. Women depend on others in making decisions.
(四)
Warman’s, the makers of office materials, had advertised for a travelling salesman. Mr. Barlow applied for the job, and soon afterwards was invited to the company's head office to meet Mr. Snell, the sales manager. Mr. Snell asked Mr. Barlow what experience he had had as a salesman.
“I worked as a salesman for a brush company until six months ago. I sold brushes, dusters, tins of polish, things like that. I went from door to door selling direct to housewives.”
Mr. Snell then asked him why he had left that job.
     “Well, to be honest, it was very hard work,” Mr. Barlow replied. “It meant walking sometimes six or eight miles a day. But the real reason for leaving was that I didn't think very highly of the goods that I was selling. They were not of the best quality, and that made it difficult for me to be sincere when I had to tell housewives what wonderful brushes they were. I knew perfectly well they wouldn’t last beyond a month. What’s more, the pay was rather poor. I realized after a while that I wouldn't be able to support a family on the money I was earning.”
“I see,"said Mr. Snell. "So what did you do next?”
     “For the last six months I have been a salesman in a department store,” said Mr. Barlow.
     “And do you think you could sell Warman’s office materials with clear conscience?” Mr. Snell asked.
     “Do you think you could be sincere, as you put it, about selling the papers, inks, copying-machines and so on that we produce here?”
     Mr. Barlow said that he thought he could; that Warman’s office materials enjoyed a very high reputation, and that in his department at Caldwell's he sold almost nothing else. He said he had always wanted to work for a big company with a good name; to travel all over the country, selling goods to other companies, rather than to housewives on doorstep; and--he added with a smile--to enjoy the money and the working conditions offered with the job for which he had applied.
“Mr. Barlow,” said Mr. Snell, “do you have a clean driving license?”
     “Yes, I do,” Mr. Barlow replied.
     “Then as long as your medical examination proves to be satisfactory, I’m quite prepared to offer you the job.” Mr. Snell got up and shook Mr. Barlow by the hand. “Congratulations,” he said, “and welcome to Warman’s.”
1. Mr. Barlow was invited to the head office _____.
     A. to apply for a job as a travelling salesman
     B. so that Mr. Snell could decide whether he was the man for the job
     C. to find out more about the job of a travelling salesman
     D. so that he could sell Caldwell's office materials to Warman's
2. One reason why Mr. Barlow left the job was that _____.
     A. he found it difficult being sincere to housewives after walking so far
     B. he did not think he was selling enough
     C. he found it difficult to say they were good brushes when he knew they were not
     D. he was unable to sell any of the brushes because they were of such poor quality
3. Another reason Mr. Barlow left his job was that _____.
     A. he was given a job selling brushes and dusters at Caldwell’s
     B. he applied for the job of travelling salesman at Warman’s
     C. his family did not support him in his work as a brush salesman
     D. he was not earning enough money as a brush salesman
4. Mr. Barlow thought he could be "sincere" about selling Warman’s office materials because _____.
     A. Warman’s would pay him well to sell their materials
     B. Warman’s materials were known to be of high quality
     C. he was used to selling them, so knew how to do it
     D. he would not have to sell direct to housewives 
(五)
You have heard of Webster Toys. Webster’s have made good, safe, interesting toys for more than a hundred years. Now, we sell them, and children play with them, in countries from New Zealand to Norway, and from Japan to Brazil. We are looking for someone to sell our toys in the Far East. He (or she) will be between the ages of thirty and forty. He will already have some years of selling in world markets behind him. He will speak good English, and at least one other language of the Far East.
The person we are looking for will live in Singapore, and work in our office there, but he will travel for up to six months in any one year. He will know the Far East quite well already. He will know how to sell in old markets, and where to find new ones. He will understand money, and make more than ever before, for himself, and for Webster Toys.
Webster’s want someone who can stand on his own feet. If you think you are the person we are looking for, write to Mr. J. Sloman at our Head Office.
Webster Toys Ltd.
Church Mill, Watford
Herts. WD3 6HE
 
1. Children play with Webster toys _____.
    A. only in countries a long way from each other
    B. in countries all over the world
    C. in only four countries of the world
    D. only in New Zealand, Norway, Japan and Brazil
2. The person Webster’s are looking for, will be _____.
    A. thirty years of age
    B. forty years of age
    C. less than forty years of age
    D. between thirty and forty years of age
3. “He will already have some years of selling in world markets behind him.” means _____.
    A. he has already sold things in different parts of the world
    B. he has sold toys for some years
    C. he has already sold toys all over the world
    D. he has already sold things for some years
4. He will live in Singapore _____.
    A. for at least 6 months in any one year
    B. all through the year
    C. for less than six months a year
    D. for up to six months
5. “Someone who can stand on his own feet” means _____.
    A. someone who does not stand on other people’s feet
    B. someone who can understand money
    C. someone who can work by himself
    D. someone who understands many languages
(六)
I was a freshman in college when I met the Whites. They were completely different from my own family, yet I felt at home with them immediately. Jane White and I became friends at school, and her family welcomed me like a long-lost cousin.
  In my family, it was always important to place blame when anything bad happened. “Who did this?” my mother would scream about a dirty kitchen. “This is all your fault, Katharine,” my father would insist when the cat got out or the dishwasher broke.
  From the time we were little, my sister, brothers and I told on each other. We set a place for blame at the dinner table. But the Whites didn’t worry about who had done what. They picked up the pieces and moved on with their lives. The beauty of this was driven home to me the summer Jane died.
  In July, the White sisters and I decided to take a car trip from their home in Florida to New York. The two older sisters, Sarah and Jane, were college students, and the youngest, Amy, had recently turned sixteen. Proud of having a new driver’s license(驾照), Amy was excited about practicing her driving on the trip. She showed off her license to everyone she met. The big sisters shared the driving of Sarah’s new car during the first part of the trip, but when they reached less crowded areas, they let Amy take over. Somewhere in South Carolina, we pulled off the highway to eat. After lunch, Amy got behind the wheel. She came to a crossroads with a stop sign. Whether she was nervous or just didn’t see the sign no one would ever know, but Amy continued into the crossroads without stopping. The driver of a large truck, unable to stop in time, ran into our car. Jane was killed immediately. I was slightly injured. The most difficult thing that I’ve ever done was to call the Whites to tell them about the accident and that Jane had died. Painful as it was for me to lose a good friend, I knew that it was far worse for them to lose a child.
When Mr. and Mrs. White arrived at the hospital, they found their two daughters sharing a room. Sarah had a few cuts on the head; Amy’s leg was broken. They hugged(拥抱)us all and cried tears of sadness and of joy at seeing their daughters. They wiped away the girls’ tears and made a few jokes at Amy as she learned to use her crutches(拐杖).
To both of their daughters, and especially to Amy, over and over they simply said, “We’ re so glad that you’re alive.”
I was astonished. No blame. No accusations.
  Later, I asked the Whites why they never talked about the fact that Amy was driving and had run a stop sign. Mrs. White said, “Jane’s gone, and we miss her terribly. Nothing we say or do will ever bring her back. But Amy has her whole life ahead of her. How can she lead a full and happy life if she feels we blame her for her sister’s death?”
They were right. Amy graduated from the University of California and got married several years ago. She works as a teacher of learning-disabled students. She’s also a mother of two little girls of her own, the older named Jane.
1. The author of the passage is _____.
A. Mrs. White’s niece
 B. Jane’s school friend
 C. the Whites’ cousin
 D. Sarah’s friend from college
2. The Whites did not blame Amy for Jane’s death because _____.
 A. they didn’t want Amy to feel ashamed and sorry for the rest of her life
B. Amy was badly injured herself and they didn’t want to add to her pain
 C. they didn’t want to blame their children in front of others
 D. Amy was their youngest daughter and they loved her best _____.
3. From the passage we can learn that _____.
 A. Amy has never recovered from the shock
 B. Amy changed her job after the accident
 C. Amy lost her memory after the accident
 D. Amy has lived quite a normal life
(七)
Your body, which has close relations with the food you eat, is the most important thing you own, so it needs proper treatment and proper nourishment(营养). The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not as silly as some people think. The body needs fruit and vegetables because they contain vitamin C. Many people take extra vitamins in pill form (丸剂) ,believing that these will make them healthy.
But a good diet is made up of nourishing food and this gives all the vitamins you need. The body doesn’t need or use extra vitamins, so why waste money on them? In modern western world, many people are too busy to bother about eating properly. The list of illnesses caused or made worse by bad eating habits is frightening.
1. “Your body, which has close relations with the food you eat” means that _____.
 A. all kinds of food you eat can be made into your body
 B. your body is made up of the food you eat
 C. what you eat has a great effect on your health
D. the more you eat, the healthier you will feel
2. In the paragraph, the writer tries to let us know _____.
 A. our bodies need food, or we can’t live
 B. eating apples often is a good habit
 C. a good diet is of great importance for our health
 D. taking extra vitamin pills is completely useless
3. In the modern western countries _____.
 A. people don’t want to pay more attention to their eating
 B. lots of people’s illnesses are caused or made worse by bad eating habits
 C. people throw everything into their stomachs without chewing
 D. people are only too busy to cook meals for themselves
4. From the passage we can draw a conclusion that if we want to keep healthy, we should _____.
    A. only eat an apple a day
    B. eat properly
    C. take as many vitamin pills as possible
    D. throw something into our stomachs slowly and carefully
(八)
I fell in love with England because it was quaint (古雅)--all those little houses, looking terribly old-fashioned but nice, like dolls’ houses. I loved the countryside and the pubs, and I loved London. I’ve slightly changed my mind after seventeen years because I think it’s an ugly town now.
Things have changed. For everybody, England meant gentlemen, fair play, and good manners. The fair play is going, unfortunately, and so are the gentlemanly attitudes and good manners--people shut doors heavily in your face and politeness is disappearing.
I regret that there are so few comfortable meeting places. You’re forced to live indoors. In Paris I go out much more, to restaurants and nightclubs. To meet friends here it usually has to be in a pub, and it can be difficult to go there alone as a woman. The cafes are not terribly nice.
As a woman, I feel unsafe here. I spend a bomb on taxis because I will not take public transport after 10 p.m. I used to use it, but now I'm afraid.
The idea of family seems to be more or less non-existent in England.  My family is well united and that’s typically French. In Middlesex I had a neighbour who is 82 now. His family only lived two miles away, but I took him to France for Christmas once because he was always alone.
1. The writer doesn’t like London because she _____.
    A. is not used to the life there now
    B. has lived there for seventeen years
    C. prefers to live in an old-fashioned house
    D. has to be polite to everyone she meets there
2. Where do people usually meet their friends in England?
    A. In a cafe.      B. In a restaurant.      C. In a nightclub.      D. In a pub.
3. The underlined part "it" in Paragraph 4 refers to _____.
    A. a taxi         B. the money           C. a bomb             D. public transport
(九)
Every person uses its own special words to describe things and express ideas. Some of these expressions are commonly used for many years. Others are popular for just a short time. One such American expression is “Where’s the beef?” and it is used when something is not as good as it is said to be. In the early 1980s “Where’s the beef?” was one of the most popular expressions in the United States. It seemed as if everyone was using it at the time.
     Beef, of course, is the meat from a cow and probably no food is more popular in America than a hamburger made from beef. In the 1960s a businessman named Ray Kroc began building small restaurants that sold hamburgers at a low price.  Kroc called his restaurant “MacDonald’s.” Kroc cooked hamburgers quickly so people in a hurry could buy and eat them without waiting. By the end of the 1960s the MacDonald’s company was selling hamburgers in hundreds of restaurants from California to Maine. Not surprisingly, Ray Kroc became one of the richest businessmen in America.
     Other business people watched his success. Some of them opened their own hamburgers restaurants. One company, called “Wendy’s”, began to compete with MacDonald’s. Wendy’s said its hamburgers were bigger than those sold by MacDonald’s or anyone else. The Wendy’s Company created the expression “Where’s the beef?” to make people believe that Wendy’s hamburgers were the biggest. It produced a television advertisement to sell this idea. The Wendy’s television advertisement showed three old women eating hamburgers. The bread that covered the meat was very big, but inside there was only a tiny bit of meat. One of the women said she would not eat a hamburger with such a little piece of beef. “Where’s the beef?” she shouted in a funny voice. These advertisements for Wendy’s hamburger restaurants were a success from the first day they appeared on television. As we said, it seemed everyone began using the expression
“Where’s the beef?”.
1. The expression "Where's the beef?" means
   A. the beef is lost                           B. something is not as good as described
   C. the beef is not as good as it is said to be       D. the food has turned bad
2. Wendy' s made the expression known to everybody by ____.
   A. a newspaper                         B. writing letters to people
   C. a notice in front of the restaurant         D. a TV advertisement
3. Hamburgers have become very popular in America because they are ____.
   A. made from beef                      B. cheaper than any other kind of food
   C. served quickly and at a low price        D. the only fast food in America
4. MacDonald’s is a restaurant started by ____.
   A. Ray Kroc             B. MacDonald      C. Wendy        D. three old women
(十)
“Sesame Street” has been called “the longest street in the world”. That is because the television program can now be seen in so many parts of the world. That program became one of America’s exports soon after it was shown in New York in 1969.
In the United States more than six million children watch the program regularly. Although some people do not agree to some parts of the program, parents praise it highly. Many teachers find that problems appear when the children who have learned from “Sesame Street” are in the same class with those who have not watched the program.
Tests have shown that children have learned much from watching “Sesame Street”. The children who watch it five times a week learn more than those who watch it less. In the United States the program is shown at different hours during the week in order to increase the number of children who can watch it regularly. The programs use songs, stories, jokes and pictures to give children a basic understanding of numbers, letters and human relationships.
Why has “sesame Street” been so much more successful than other children's shows? Many reasons have been suggested, such as the educational theories of its producers, the support from both the government and businessmen, and the full use of various kinds of television skills. Perhaps another important reason is that mothers watch “Sesame Street” together with their children. This is partly because famous film stars often appear on “Sesame Street”. But the best reason for the success of the program may be that it makes every child watching it feel able to learn. The child finds himself learning, and he wants to learn more.
1. “Sesame Street” has been called “the longest street in the world” it is ____.
A. the longest street in the United States       B. shown in many countries
C. the longest television program in the world  D. watched regularly by six million children
2. From “Sesame Street” children get ____.
A. more help than they do in classrooms       B. less help than they do in classrooms
C. much help i       n their learning               D. no help in their learning
3. Many teachers find it ____ to teach the children who have watched “Sesame Street”.
A. difficult          B. easier         C. impossible      D. unnecessary
4. In the United States many children can watch the program regularly because ____.
A. they needn’t go to school                B. it is shown many hours a day
C. it is shown in the evening                D. it is shown many times during the week
(十一)
Matt grows the nicest vegetables in the village. He grows fruit too -- big, sweet apples and oranges. And what else? Well, the biggest and the prettiest flowers.
     Things grow in Matt’s garden all through the year. He cuts some flowers for his sitting room table; and, of course, he eats some fruit and vegetables. But he sells everything else in the market. Matt is not a poor man -- oh, no, he isn’t poor.
     He knows a few other gardeners, but he does not have any friend. You might ask, “Why is that? Why doesn’t he have friends?”
     I will tell you. People do not understand him. And they do not understand his garden. “Why not?” you will ask. “It’s a very good garden, isn’t it?”
     It is a wonderful garden. Matt plants things in spring, summer, autumn and winter. After that he does very little work. He sits in the garden with his small radio. And everything grows. People ask, “How does Matt grow these wonderful things? He waters the plants sometimes, but he doesn’ t do anything else. He just sits under an orange tree with his radio. He listens to music nearly all day!” And that is all quite true. People cannot understand it, and so they don’t like it very much. Matt likes music. But what about the garden? Who does the work? I will tell you another true thing: the music does the work. All plants love music, and Matt knows that.
     Do you want big vegetables and the loveliest flowers? Well, just give your plants a lot of music.
1. How does Matt grow vegetables and flowers?
  A. He listens to music.             B. He sits in his garden and listens to music.
  C. He waters the garden.            D. He works hard in the garden.
2. Matt doesn’t have any friend because ____.
  A. they don’t understand Matt       B. Matt doesn’t do anything except listening
  C. both a. and b.                  D. Matt likes music
3. Why do vegetables and flowers grow well in Matt' s garden?
  A. He listens to the music.          B. Vegetables and flowers like music.
  C. He waters the garden.           D. He works hard in the garden
4. If we want biggest vegetables and loveliest flowers, we should ____.
  A. water them often                B. work hard in the garden
  C. sit there all the time              D. give our plants lots of music
(十二)
Some people have very good memories, and can easily learn long poems by heart. There are other people who can only remember things when they have said them again and again.
     The famous English writer, Charles Dickens, said that he could walk down any long street in London and then tell you the name of every shop he had passed. Many of the great men of the world have had wonderful memories.
A good memory is a great help in learning a language. Everybody learns his own language by remembering what he hears when he is a small child. Some children don' t live in their own country, and they seem to learn two languages almost as easily as one. At school it is not so easy to learn a foreign language because students have so little time for it, and they are busy with other lessons, too.
     A man's mind is quite like a camera, but it takes photos not only what we see, but what we feel, hear, smell and taste. When we take a real photo with a camera, there is much to do before the photo is finished and ready to be shown to our friends. In the same way there is much work to be done before we will keep a picture forever in our minds.
1. From the passage, what do we learn about Charles Dickens?
   A. He didn’t live in his own country.
   B. He had a good memory.
   C. He used to take a walk in the street.
   D. He spoke two foreign languages as easily as English
2. Remembering a thing is quite like ____.
  A. taking a photo    B. feeling a thing    C. learning a long word    D. doing a heavy job
3. What makes it hard for a student to learn a foreign language well at school?
  A. His limited knowledge.        B. His poor memory.
  C. Little time for practice.        D. The discouragement he meets.
(十三)
Up to now, you have probably spent most of your time on English grammar and new words. You already know quite a lot about what the rules of English grammar are, and how to form sentences in English. This knowledge is necessary for you to continue your study, but it is not enough for you to speak English well. In order to develop conversational listening and speaking skills, you need practice in these skills, and this is what this textbook aims to give you.
Each unit in this book does not aim at grammar. Instead, the main goal of each unit is to provide conversational tasks or functions such as introducing yourself, talking about likes and dislikes, and inviting someone to go somewhere. In order to take part in English conversation, it is necessary to learn how these and other basic functions are used in English.
     At the end of each unit, you and your classmates will work together to solve a problem based on the functions you have just learned.
     This book gives you chances to listen to native speakers. It also gives you guided practice in developing conversational skills.
1. What does this book aim to provide for the user?
     A. Knowledge about grammar rules.
     B. Ways to remember new English words.
     C. Exercises for skills to form sentences in English.
     D. Practice in conversational listening and speaking skills.
2. At the end of each unit learners are required _____.
     A. to perform a task                 B. to make a travel plan
     C. to introduce a classmate            D. to learn another function
3. This book is probably written for English learners _____.
     A. who have never listened to native speakers
     B. who have no idea how to solve language problems
     C. who know some grammar but are weak at speaking
     D. who know some functions but need to practice them
 
(十四)
I always feel sorry for world leaders’ busy dealing with fights between nations. When my three children were young, most days it was hard keeping my house from becoming a battlefield.
     It got worse as they grew older. Three years ago, Zack, then 16, couldn't make it through a day without making his sisters, Alex 11 and Taryn 9, angry.
     My husband and I tried to be understanding the boy at such an age. We reasoned, punished, and left heartfelt notes on his bed about how he was hurting our family. His answer was “I say it because it's true.”
     I even tried telling the girls to fight back. Bad idea. Now I had three children at war. When there was no way out, I told everything to my sister in an e-mail. She replied, “Don't e-mail me. E-mail him.”
     Our son was online every day, mailing and talking with his friends. Maybe he would actually hear me this way. I didn't say anything different, but e-mail just took the tension away. There’s no shouting or door banging. Zack wouldn't feel under attack.
     Zack didn't reply for days. When he finally did, his entire message was four small words. I smiled when I read them: “You're right. I'm sorry.”
     The children still fought, of course, but Zack changed. Best of all, I now have a better way to talk with not one but three of them. I like that they don't tune me out as much. They like not having to listen to me shouting to them. Or as Alex says, “You're so much nicer online.”
      All I know is that the house is quiet, but we're talking.
1. What was the trouble before the online talk in the family?
     A. The writer failed to understand her daughters.
     B. The children couldn't get along peacefully.
     C. The family found it difficult to keep the house clean.
     D. The parents were not willing to talk with their children.
2. Which of the following did the writer try to deal with her son?
     A. Talking with him about his pain.
     B. Telling him about the truth of the family.
     C. Telling her daughters to keep away from him.
     D. Encouraging her daughters to fight against him.
3. The writer e-mailed her sister _____.
     A. to tell her the family problem        B. hoping she'd e-mail the boy
     C. asking about child-raising           D. to reduce the tension
4. Tune me out in the passage probably means _____.
     A. quarrel with me                   B. get angry with me
     C. pay no attention to me              D. keep me out of their rooms
(十五)
Millions of hamburgers are eaten by people in every corner of the world every day. Together with hot dogs and Coca-Cola, hamburgers have been the most important American contribution to international eating habits.
The name “hamburger” has nothing to do with ham. It is believed that the hamburger was first brought to the United States by Germans from the city of Hamburg some time in the 1850s. The first known reference to hamburgers was in a newspaper in Washington State in 1889. From then on the hamburger became a kind of popular American fast food.
     Now young people in Asia, Europe and South America have learned to eat while on the move--a hamburger in one hand and a soft drink in the other. There have been cries of anger from Italy and Spain about the shortening of the usual four - hour lunch break. Instead, young people have discovered a lunch for which they don't have to stop at all.
     However, there are clouds over the hamburger’s world. People who concern about health dislike the high animal fat in the hamburger. They think the time saved seems a high price to pay for poor health. The packages in which hamburgers are usually served are causing serious pollution problems in many large cities. Big hamburger companies are destroying large areas of South American rainforest to produce the cheap meat they need. So, will the hamburger celebrate its next century?
1. In which way do hamburgers change people’s eating habits?
    A. People can have their meals at any time of the day.
    B. They can be served in any restaurant.
    C. People can have them with soft drinks.
    D. Meal time can be greatly reduced.
2. The hamburger, as a kind of popular American fast food, _____.
    A. has a history of over one hundred years
    B. was brought to Europe in the 1850s
    C. is usually eaten with the hot dog
    D. is better served in Hamburg
3. Which of the following is TRUE, according to the passage?
    A. Young people in Europe don't stop to buy hamburgers.
    B. It is suggested that hamburgers be eaten with both hands.
    C. Some people in Europe don' t like to reduce their lunch break.
D. Young people in many countries are learning how to eat in their cars.
4. The writer doesn’t believe that _____.
    A. packages for hamburgers are polluting many big cities
    B. hamburgers will remain popular for the following 100 years
    C. the meat in hamburgers can cause health problems
    D. cattle raising leads to the destroying of rainforest
(十六)
My father woke me up early one summer morning when I was fourteen and announced: “Get up. You're going with me to cut grass.”
     The idea that my father actually thought I was big enough to help him in his business made me feel proud and excited. From sunup to sundown my father, my younger brother and I worked in the large yards in a rich part of Atlanta, Georgia. By the end of the day I was tired out, but I felt good. I had put in a hard day’s labour and had earned $ 6.
     One day my father found some leaves I’d missed and pulled me aside. “Clear away these leaves,” he said firmly, “and don’t make me have to tell you to do it again.” The message was clear. Today I value the importance of doing a job right the first time. It will never fail to impress the person you are working for.
After two years my father told me and my brother that he felt we were old enough to do lawns on our own, Every Saturday during our last two years of high school, we set out early in the morning with the same desire and drive we had gained while working under our father.
     Taking care of lawns was not exciting or high - paying, but that didn’t matter. It taught me that any job is a good job and that whatever I was paid was more than I had before.
     A newspaper reporter once asked me how someone could possibly live on a forty - hour - a - week minimum pay. “My father never worked just forty hours a week, and neither have I,” I replied. “If you’re only working forty hours, you probably don' t want to do any better than you' re doing,”
     In every job I’ve held--from doing lawns to washing dishes--I have learned something that helped me in my next job. If you work hard enough, you can learn from any job you do.
 1. Why did the writer feel proud and excited when asked to cut grass?
     A. He was old enough to help his family.
     B. He became important to his father’s business.
     C. He was able to take care of large yards.
     D. He could earn $ 6 that day.
 2. What does message in the third paragraph mean?
     A. Leaving leaves behind is not right.
     B. Giving no excuse for your mistakes.
     C. Doing a good job at the very beginning.
     D. Missing things can be found out.
 3. When the writer finished high school, he might be _____ years old.
     A. 14             B. 16            C. 18              D. 20
 4. Which of the following is the most important thing that the writer has learned from his father?
     A. Watch clearly while doing a job.           B. Set out early for physical work.
     C. Keep learning from any job you hold.       D. Work over 40 hours every week. 
(十七)
Very soon a computer will be able to teach you English. It will also be able to translate any language for you too. It's just one more incredible result of the development of microprocessors-those tiny parts of a computer commonly known as "silicon chips". So give up going to classes, stop buying more textbooks and relax. In a couple of years you won't need the international language of English.
Already Texas instruments in the United States are developing an electronic translation machine. Imagine a Spanish secretary, for example, who wants to type a letter from the boss to a business man in Sweden. All he or she will have to do is this: first type the letter will appear on another television screen in Stockholm in perfect Swedish.
And that's not all. Soon a computer will be able to teach you English, if you really want to learn the language. You'll sit in front of a television screen and practice endless structures. The computer will tell you when you are correct and when you are wrong. It will even talk to you because the silicon chips can change electrical impulses into sounds. And clever programmers can predict the responses you, the learner, are likely to make.
So think of it. You will be able to teach yourself at your own pace. You will waste very little time, and you can work at home. And if after all that, you still can't speak English you can always use the translating machine. In a few years, therefore, perhaps there will be no need for BBC Modern English, or BBC English by Radio programs—no more textbooks or teachers of English. Instead of buying an exciting new textbook, the computer will ask you to replace it with microprocessor one thousand nine hundred and eighty-four. Fast, reliable and efficient language learning and translating facilities will be available to you. Think of that no more tears or embarrassing moments. One little problem is that a computer can’t laugh yet-but the scientists are working on it. Happy learning!
1. Silicon chips are _____.
A. microprocessors   B. the result of the development of microprocessors
C. the computer       D. parts of microprocessors
2. According to the writer, "you won't need the international language of English" because _____.
A. learning English will no longer be a difficult task
B. textbooks are no longer necessary
C. it's better to buy a computer than to go to classes
D. the computer will be able to translate any language for you
3. "Texas Instruments" in the 2nd paragraph is probably _____.
A. those instruments used to fit computers
B. electronic translation machines
C. a corporation-producing computing machines
D. something other than computers
4. Which of the following is NOT true?
A. A computer will be able to teach you English
B. All computers speak English
C. Electrical impulses can be turned into sounds
D. The learner's responses can be predicted
                                 (十八)
Zhao Wenxuan, a film star from Taiwan has been fond of seeing films since his childhood. He would sometimes go to the cinema for the same film four or five times. He also enjoys literature(文学)and art. Before he took the film acting as his career(职业) ,he has been on the staff(工作人员)of an airline in Taibei. His change of job to acting was quite by chance.
One day, he came across in the paper an advertisement for a leading actor to appear in the film named "Wedding Feast". Full of excitement, he answered the job and by telephoning the director of the film, Mr. Li An. It was this telephone call that had changed all his life. At last the director decided him to be the very person for the role. That he could be chosen owed much to his good command of English, natural manners and low pay for this work in the film.
The film "wedding Feast" proved to be a hit. It won the German Golden Bear Award and entered the competition for one of the Oscar Academy Awards. Also, it was the first Taiwan film that was permitted to be shown in the U.S. Thanks to the film Zhao Wenxuan became popular in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia.
In 1994, Mr. zhao acted as leading role in the Hongkong film "Red Rose and White Rose", in which many film stars like Ms. Chen Chong from U.S and Mr. Ye Yuqing from the local area took parts in it. This film was named for 10 prizes of the Taiwan Golden Horse Prize and at last it was awarded five prizes for the best play, actress and music. Zhao has regarded the film as one of his favorite films since he stepped into the acting circle.
Sine 1993, Mr. Zhao has taken part in the shooting of 13 films, most of which are highly thought of.
Mr. Zhao said that Taiwan should think to cooperate(合作) mush with the mainland in the film producing industry and it would benefit each other. In recent years he often came to the mainland for film shooting. He has just completed his performance in the film "Love Affairs" directed by Mr. Li Xin, a director from Shanghai Film Studio.
1. When he was very young, Zhao Wenxuan _____.
A. was a movie fan                    B. wanted to be a photographer
C. would love to be an actor       D. was eager to be a painter
2. Why could Zhao Wenxuan play the leading role in the movie "Wedding Feast"?
A. Because he liked to see films very much.
B. Because he could speak English very well, acted naturally and cared little about the pay for his work.
C. Because he was a famous actor at that time.
D. Because the director of the movie knew him very well.
3. The text suggest that _____.
A. "Wedding Feast" is just an ordinary film
B. the film “Wedding Feast” disappointed people greatly
C. Zhao Wen xuan became a famous movie star because of the film "Wedding Feast"
D. a lot of Taiwan films are shown in the U.S every year
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五、补全对话
根据中文提示,将对话中缺少的内容写在横线上。这些句子必须符合英语表达习惯。打句号的地方,用陈述句;打问号的地方,用疑问句。
(一)
提示:Alice求机场的一位旅客帮忙告诉她怎样才能搭乘去纽约的航班。这位旅客说朝左拐,然后找Alice 要搭乘的航空公司,并要给Alice画张地图。
 Alice: Excuse me,             1            ?
Passenger: Yes?
    Alice: I have a ticket to New York.             2             ?
Passenger: I can’t help you here. You have to go to the ticket counter. Follow this passage to the end,                3            and go two hundred yards. You’ll see a sign that says, “Check in”.          4           .
    Alice: Go down this hall to the end. Then go left?
Passenger: That’s right. Here,            5             . Sometimes it’s confusing.
    Alice: Thank you.
Passenger: My pleasure.
(二)
提示:Alice对医生说自己感到身体不适。今天早上起得很早做功课,摔在地板上。在那之前,曾感到紧张,并有时眼睛疼。医生说不要担心,但要Alice一定要有足够的睡眠。
 
Doctor: Hi, Alice, what seems to be the problem?
Alice: Well, _____1_______ at the moment. I’m preparing for exams and I’ve been staying up late at night studying. This morning ______2______, and I fell onto the floor.
Doctor: Had you had any signs?
Alice: I’d been pretty nervous ______3______.
Doctor: Well, it sounds as if you’ve probably been overdoing your study and you’re too tired.
        ______4______, but I think you should take it easy for a while and try ______5______.
Alice: Yes. I haven’t been getting much sleep lately.
(三)
提示:一位女士在商店为儿子挑选T恤衫,大小式样都合适,也有喜欢的颜色,但价格太高。(Shop Assistant=S; Customer=C)
S: Good morning, madam.             1            ?
C: Yes. You see, I’m looking for a T-shirt for my son.
S: We have a large variety of T-shirts. What about this one?
C: Oh I like it.            2             ?
S: Let me see… Size 4, 6… Yes, we have Size 8. Here you are.
C: Um, but I don’t really like this color.                3           ?
S: Yes, we also have pink, orange, black, blue, and…
C: Good. I think blue is nice.          4           .
S: It’s $50.
C: Oh, really? I’m afraid            5             . I’ll have to think about it.
(四)
提示:星期五晚上有音乐会,Chris得到两张票,打电话给Linda,问她是否有空一同前往,并约她音乐会后一道吃饭。Linda听了非常高兴,俩人相扣六点四十五分在入口处见面。
 
Linda: Hello ! This is Linda speaking.
Chris: Hello, Linda, this is Chris.    1   this Friday evening?
Linda: Yes, why?
Chris: There’s a good concert, and I' ve got two tickets. I wonder   2   .                                                                 Linda: That’s great !     3    .
Chris: 7 o'clock. But how about     4     at 6:45?                                     
Linda: OK. I think I can make it.
Chris: After the concert,      5      , shall we?
Linda: Wonderful! Why don't we go to a Chinese restaurant?
Chris: Why not? OK, see you Friday.
Linda: See you then. Bye!
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六、书面表达
(一)Direction: 假定你经常上网。最近网上有一个关于未来择业问题的专题讨论,你觉得当记者不错。你准备写一篇短文发表你的看法。内容包括以下几点:

  1. 当记者可以到处旅行,结识很多人;
  2. 但很少时间在家,并可能有危险;
  3. 尽管如此,每天面临新东西,有意思,有成就感。

提示:1. 字数100左右。
      2. 开头一句已给出。
I think it is good to be a news reporter,
(二)Direction:随着因特网的发展,目前很多人给亲朋好友发电子贺卡。请根据以下提示,阐述电子贺卡的优越性。
1. 除图象外,还可传递动画和声音,生动、有趣。
2. 传递速度快。
3. 电子贺卡形式多样,还可以用Flash或其他软件自己设计。
4. 节约纸张,有利于保护树木和环境。
提示:

  1. 文章包括以上要点,可适当发挥。不要逐条翻译。
  2. 词数100左右。
  3. 参考词汇:电子贺卡electronic card,动画animation

 
(三)Direction: Tim多年前曾在宁波工作,他告诉老朋友大鹏最近要来宁波,希望看看中国的变化。假设你是大鹏,请给Tim回封信,告诉他:
1.欢迎他来宁波;
2.为他预订宾馆;
3.建议去义乌:新的国际化大市场,很多外国商人在那里采购;离宁波不远,来回最多只需两天。
提示:1. 字数100左右。
      2. 开头句已给出。
Dear Tim,
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                                                                      Dapeng
 
(四)Direction: 某学校附近拟建一座化工厂。请你以该校学生的名义,写一篇短文,陈述反对建此化工厂的理由。短文中要包括以下几点:
1.不仅你本人,大部分同学都反对建这个化工厂。
2.尽管该厂可以为本市赚不少钱,但危害大于好处。
3.严重污染饮用水,防范措施不充分。
4.造成严重空气污染。
5.侵占学生们游戏、玩耍的场所。
提示:词数应为100左右。