Ⅰ.Phonetics(5 points)

Directions:In each of the following groups of words,there are four underlined

letters or letter combinations marked A,B,C and D.Compare the underlined parts

and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation.Mark your

answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1.A.rural B.ugly C.product D.uncle

2.A.flower B.how C.shower D.slow

3.A.cough B.ghost C.enough D.1aughter

4.A.disturb B.absorb C.climb D.rob

5.A.heat B.feather C.deadline D.measure

Ⅱ.Vocabulary and Structure(15 points)

Directions:There are l5 incomplete sentences in this section.For each sentence there

are four choices marked A,B,C and D.Choose one answer that best cornpletes the

sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

6.These are the pictures of the hotel we held our annual meetings.

A.that B.when C.which D.where

7.1 wonder if there is university in your hometown.

A.a B.an C./ D.the

8.Only in my thirties a purpose in life.

A.I found B.found I C.I did find D.did I find

9. his telephone number,she didn’t know how to get in touch with him.

A.Forgetting B.To forget

C.To have forgotten D.Having forgotten

1 0.My aunt’s business has been doing poorly,but she’s hoping that her will change.

A.duty B.fame C.1uck D.emotion

1 1.Who should be responsible the accident?

A.with B.for C.of D.at

1 2.It is that text messaging while driving is dangerous.

A.necessary B.sufficient C.obvious D.significant

1 3.My secretary usually opens my post it’s marked“private”.

A.unless B.if C.as D.for

14.Several novels by Mo Yan into English so far.

A.are translated B.have been translated

C.were translated D.had been translated

1 5.The pianist didn’t until the last minute before the concert.

A.turn off B.turn on C.turn out D.turn up

1 6.The old man,together with his neighbors, the performancc when it began to rain.

A.was enjoying B.were enjoying C.has enjoyed D.have enjoyed

1 7.My teacher recommended that l as careful as possible when I took an exam.

A.am B.were C.be D.will be

1 8.Let’s go to the airport a little earlier we can choose better seats.

A.by that B.so that C.for that D.now that

1 9.Jason made sharp comments on Mary’s idea,but he didn’t mean——her.

A.hurt B.hurting C.to hurt D.to be hurt

20.——I’m sorry about the misunderstanding.

一Y0u apologize,it wasn’t your fault.

A.couldn’t B.mustn’t C.wouldn’t D.needn’t

Ⅲ.Cloze(30 points)

Directions:For each blank in the following passage,there are four choices marked

A,B,C and D.Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by

blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Where do cars get their energy from?For most cars,the answer is petr01.21_some cars

use electricity.These cars have 22 motors that get their power from large batteries.In

23 ,there are even cars that have 24 an electric motor and a petrol motor.These types

of cars are 25 hybrid(混合)cars.

Most people tend to think of electric cars as a new 26 ,but they have been around for

a long time.In the 27 19th and early 20th centuries electric cars were common because the

technology for petrol engines was not very advanced.But 28 the petrol engine became

easier to make and more powerful,this type of engines became the most 29 .Interest in

electric cars was high in the l970s and l980s because 30 became very expensive.

Recently,electric cars have again become well-liked because people want cars that

pollute 31 .

Electric cars are better than petrol cars 32 several ways.The biggest benefit is

reduced pollution.In areas 33 there is a high percentage of electric cars,pollution is not

that serious.The second benefit of electric cars is a 34 in the dependence on foreign oil.

Several countries don’t want t0 35 0n oil from other countries.Since electric cars can run

on electricity from coal or nuclear power stations,there is less need to import oil.

21.A.0r B.And C.Nor D.But

22.A.same B.special C.common D.traditional

23.A.time B.addition C.detail D.summary

24.A.either B.neither C.both D.all

25.A.called B.known C.regarded D.described

26.A.instrument B.intention C.influence D.invention

27.A.recent B.1ate C.beginning D.1ast

28.A.before B.until C.after D.unless

29.A.difficult B.dangerous C.comfortable D.popular

30.A.cars B.oil C.power D.motors

3 1.A.1ess B.few C.more D.much

32.A.at B.on C.in D.by

33.A.what B.which C.where D.when

34.A.reduction B.rise C.need D.start

35.A.rely B.keep C.hold D.put

IV.Reading Comprehension(60 points)

Directions:There are five reading passages in this part.Each passage is followed by

four questions.For each question there are four suggested answers marked A,B,C and

D.Choose the best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

Passage One

I talk to strangers for a living and love the challenge of getting their stories published in

newspapers.I've been married for years,but until six months a90,I could be a typical absent—minded husband.Often l was just nodding when l was supposed t0.When my wife asked,

“Did you even hear what I just said?”1 would defensively say,“0f course I did!”

In January,I began to lose my voice.Doctors told me I needed surgery,or my throat

would be permanently damaged.Total silence would be required for the first few weeks of my


Two hours after the surgery,my eyes filled with tears as my two-year-old son looked

puzzled because l wouldn’t answer his questions.1 wanted to talk but couldn’t.Luckily,I'd

recorded myself reading some of his favorite books.That would come in handy the next couple

of weeks.

When I got home,I noticed a“side effect”:as my wife talked to me to keep up my

spirits,1 wasn’t just hearing her;1 was listening to her.Over the next few weeks,I didn’t want

to miss a word she said,I began to hear sweetness in her voice.It had never left.I'd just

stopped noticin9.I found myself understanding her better on topics I'd previously dismissed as

“things I just don’t get as a guy”.I also realized my son wasn’t just talking nonstop but that he

often had thoughtful things to say.Even while walking my dog in the woods near our home,I

began hearing pleasant patterns in birdsongs.Before my surgery,I'd have spent those walks on

my phone.

After several weeks,1 was fully recovered.Conversation in our house is better now,not

because I'm talking more.I’m just listening better and becoming less and less surprised that I

like what I hear.

36.According to the passage,the author is most likely a .

A.driver B.teacher C.doctor D.journalist

37.What does the wife mean by askin9“Did you even hear what I just said?”in Paragraph l ?

A.Yon should listen to me.

B.You didn’t want to talk with me.

C.You should tell me what I said just now.

D.You didn’t have to nod while you were listenin9.

38.,What is true of the author after the surgery?

A.He was required to keep silent for the first few months

B.He was worried about his recovery after the surgery.

C.He was unable to communicate with his son.

D.He was unwilling to talk to his wife.

39.What did the author realize after the surgery?

A.His wife was a talkative woman. B.His house was full of pleasant talks.

C.His son didn’t like talkin9.D.His dog liked pleasant birdsongs.

Passage Two

Coconut(椰子)is an unusual food for many reasons.It is one of the largest edible seeds

produced by any plant.Its unusual contents also make it unique in the seed world—it consists

of both“meat’’and“water”inside.The coconut meat is the white substance with which we are

all familiar,as it is used extensively for cooking a.nd flavorings;the coconut water is a white and

sweet liquid.

Portuguese(葡萄牙的)explorers gave the nut its name in the l 5 th century.referring to it

as COC0,meanin9“ghost”in their language.The outside appearance of coconuts reminded

them of a ghost’s face,and the tree has had that name ever since.

The coconut has varied uses.It is used to make various cooking oils for fast.food

restaurants around the world to make diet materials.The coconut fluid is a favorite drink in hot

climates,providing a cool and refreshing beverage right off the tree.This water is also used by

manufacturers of various sports drinks.Even the shell itself has many uses,including animal

food and fertilizer.

Yet the coconut is also useful in many ways that have nothing to do with food.Coconut oil

is used for cosmetics(化妆品),medicines,and so on.Dried coconut shells are used in many

countries as a tool for shining wood floors.The shells are also used for shirt buttons,and are

commonly found on Hawaiian clothin9.They are even used for musical instruments and bird


And all these are only some of the uses found for the coconut fruit.The coconut tree,

which produces the nut,also produces many useful things.It’s no wonder that the coconut tree has been taken as“the tree of life”.

40.What does the underlined word“edible’in Paragraph l mean?

A.Visible. B.Collectible. C.Available D.Eatable.

4 1.The coconut got its name because of .

A.its hard shell B.its white color

C.its ghostlike appearance D.its round shape

42.What is the passage mainly about?

A.The history of coconut. B.Uses of coconut.

C.The discovery of coconut.D.Types of coconut seeds.

43.What can be learned from the passage?

A.Coconut trees are useful plants. B.Coconut oil is rare and expensive.

C.Coconut trunks are houses for birds.D.Coconut fluid can become fertilizer.

Passage Three

Most students choose“Homestay”accommodation when they study abroad:others select

Homestay even if they are not on a study visit.Statistics show that it’s a form of accommodation gaining in popularity all the time.

But what is Homestay?And what makes it so popular?

Homestay means living with a family,or“host family”as we say.There are three ways of

doing it:

·choose to learn English in a language school near to your Homestay location:

·have your English classes in the house with a member of the family who is a qualified


·select not to have classes at all when you visit——a popular choice if you want to do the

tourist thing for example.

Even in their busy summer period the organizations that arrange the Homestays will always

try to place you with the most suitable host family to match your requirements.Placement(安

置)organizations think about location,interests,language level,eating requirements,allergies

(过敏)and other requests you may have.

Though prices vary according to your needs,good quality Homestay accommodation can be

relatively economical--and although you may be charged an extra amount of money if you want your Homestay in or near the city centre.Even if you stay further out,you can expect your

journey into the centre not to exceed 30 minutes·