Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Structure 40%
Directions:There are forty incomplete sentences in the following. For each sentence there are four choices marked A,B,C and D.Choose the ONE that best completes the sentence.
1.Hi, Bob! I can’t find my history book. ( )you( ) it anywhere?
A.Did; see B.Do; see
C.Have; saw D.Have; seen
2.He ( )play basketball. But now he likes football very much.
C.uses to D.used to
3. ( )is one of the world’s most popular water sports.
4.Li Lida became the youngest person ever to cross the channel ( )Hainan Island and the mainland.
A.among B.between C.from D.near
5.If everyone makes a contribution ( )the environment, the world will become much more beautiful.
A.protect B.to protect
C.protecting D.to protecting
6.Jim Green has ( )many interesting places in China.
A.been to B.been in
C.gone to D.gone in
7.I’ll show my ( )to you as soon as they come out.
C.a piece of photo D.pieces of photoes
8.Hainan Island is ( )largest island of China.
C.the first D.the second
9.Many sharks( ) fish and other sea animals.
A.live with B.depend in
C.feed on D.eat at
10.A shark has many ( ) a fish.
A.difference from B.differences from
C.different with D.differents with
11.—Has Lily come( ) ?
—Yes, she has been here for over ten minutes( ).
A.yet; already B.already; yet
C.yet; yet D.already; already
12.My friend can speak ( )foreign languages.
A.any B.a C.several D.more than
13.This subject is ( )than that one.
A.difficult B.much difficult
C.very more difficult D.much more difficult
14.If you think of going ( )tomorrow, let me know.
15.She didn’t see me come and went on( ) her newspaper.
A.to read B.reading
C.with reading D.read
16.Mary sends you best wishes( ) a Happy New Year.
A.to B.for C.with D.at
17.The idea came to me when I ( )with him.
C.was talking D.have talked
18.He ( )his mother a letter at that time.
A.is writing B.was writing
C.will write D.has written
19.—May I come round in the morning?
—. ( )
A.Yes, please come B.So does he
C.So you do D.Yes, please do
20.Do you know( )?
A.who writing is she to B.who he is writing to
C.she is writing to whom D.who is she writing to
21.The headmaster went to Washington the first time( ) last September.
A.for B.on C.at D.in
22.The workers are making radios, TV sets and ( )some things in this factory.
C.the others D.other
23.The teacher( ) the map on the blackboard.
A.hang B.to hang C.hung D.hanged
24.The car runs 80 kilometres( ) an hour.
A.at B.in C.with D.on
25.Some good advice ( )the students by the teachers in this school.
A.were given B.were given to
C.was given D.was given to
26.The teacher can( ) believe that Tom studies so( ) .
A.hardly; hardly B.hard; hardly
C.hardly; hard D.hard; hard
27.Tom’s parents will be back from London( ) .
A.long before B.before long
C.before soon D.soon after
28.Great changes in our country( ) since twenty years ago.
A.have taken place B.have been taken place
C.took place D.have been happened
29.Only one horse can go through the door( ) .
A.at once time B.at a time
C.in once time D.in no time
30.If we don’t put the meat in the fridge, it may( ) .
A.go wrong B.go away
C.go bad D.go well
31.Kate, have you ( )the party?It’s time to go now.
A.heard from B.been interesting in
C.waited for D.got ready for
32.My mother likes ( )TV,but she doesn’t like( ) it now.
A.to watch; watching B.watching; to watch
C.to watch; to watch D.watching; watching
33.A pair of new shoes for you, ( ) please .
A.try them B.wear on
C.try on D.try them on
34.—Excuse me, where is the nearest bookshop,please?
—Sorry, I don’t know.
—. ( )
A.You’re welcome B.Thank you all the same
C.I’m sorry to hear that D.Thanks a lot
35.—Would you like to have a word with me?
—Yes, ( ).
A.I’d like B.I’d like to have
C.I’d like to D.I love to
36.—When shall we meet again?
—Make it ( )day you like.
A.other B.one C.any D.another
37.About 70 percent of the population ( )in that country( )in the mountains and only 30 percent of its land farmland.
A.lives; are B.live; are
C.live; is D.lives; is
39.They will do ( )they can to overcome great difficulties ( )there may be.
A.that; whatever B.what; whatever
C.what ;which D.which; what
40.The president’s visit to Japan had a positive effect ( )business science and technology ( )between the two countries.
A.on; as well as B.to; as well
C.about; as well D.in; as well as
Ⅱ.Reading Comprehension 30%
Directions:There are three passages in this part, Each passage is followed by five questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A,B,C and D.You should decide on the BEST CHOICE.
When a consumer finds that something he or she bought is faulty or in some other way does not live up to what the producer says for it, the first step is to present the warranty, or any other records that might help, at the store of buying. In most cases, this action will produce results. However, if it does not, there are various means the consumer may use to gain satisfaction.
A simple and common method used by many consumers is to complain directly to the store manager. In general, the “higher up” the consumer takes his or her complaint, the faster he or she can expect it to be settled. In such a case, it is usually settled in the consumer’s favour taking it as true that he or she has a just right.
Consumers should complain in person whenever possible, but if they cannot get to the place of buying, it is acceptable to phone or write the complaint in a letter.
Complaining is usually most effective when it is done politely but firmly and especially when the consumer can show clearly what is wrong with what was bought in question. If this cannot be done, the consumer will succeed best by presenting specific information as to what is wrong, rather than by making general statements. For example, “The left speaker does not work at all and the sound coming out of the right one is unclear” is better than “This stereo does not work.”
The store manager may advise the consumer to write to the producer, if so, the consumer should do this, setting the complaint as politely and as firmly as possible. But if a polite complaint does not achieve the expected result,the consumer can go a step further. He or she can threaten to take the seller to court or report the seller to a public organization responsible for protecting consumers rights.
( )1.When a consumer finds what he bought has a fault in it, he should first.
A.complain personally to the manager
B.show something provable in written form to the store
C.threaten to take the matter to court
D.write a firm letter of complaint to the store
( )2.If a consumer wants a quick settlement of his problem, it’s better to complain to .
A.a shop assistant B.the producer
C.a public organization D.a store manager
( )3.The most effective complaint about what was bought can be made by .
A.showing the fault of it to the producer
B.saying firmly it is of poor quality
C.asking politely to change it
D.explaining exactly what is wrong with it
( )4.The passage tells us .
A.how to make the complaint have a good effect
B.how to settle a consumer’s complaint
C.how to avoid buying something wrong
D.how to deal with complaints from consumers
( )5.According to the passage, the last way a consumer has to use is .
A.to write to the producer
B.to quarrel with the manager
C.to warn the seller that he or she will turn to the court or a consumers organization for help
D.to collect several fighters to threaten the seller
Goal chances came and goal chances went. But two of the world’s highestranked teams—with some of football’s highestpaid players—couldn’t get the ball into the net. And they were playing against sides that only just made it to the World Cup.
With two defeats, one draw and no goals, France collected its newest title since rising to the top of the game four years ago: The worst defending champion in World Cup history.
“I’m very disappointed, and it’s the end of a beautiful story,”said a French striker David Trezeguet. “The story began in 1998 and ended today against Denmark.”
France won the 2000 European Championships and was ranked the best team on the planet before the World Cup.
Besides the goalposts and crossbars seeming to be against this unlucky team, Frances game plan has been the same for four years so opponents know it by heart.
Senegal, an African team playing in its first World Cup, surprised everyone by beating France in the opening World Cup match before entering the second round successfully. Uruguay and Denmark followed a similar strategy to stop France, creating a defensive barrier and launching many counterattacks.
Following France,Argentina became the second bigname to take an early plane home from this year’s World Cup.
The South Americans were expected to become world champions for a third time. This was particularly because of an impressive display when they lost just one of their 18 qualifying matches.
The team’s 1-0 loss to England on June 7 was the beginning of a nightmare for the players. But even after this surprising defeat, they never thought that they would be going home so soon.
But a 1-1 draw in Argentina’s final group match against Sweden made the unexpected a reality.
( )6.The players on the French team .
A.were satisfied with the fact that they could go home soon
B.got surprised at the results of the games
C.won only one game in this year’s World Cup
D.felt most bitter about the matches
( )7.Which of the following statements about the French team is NOT true?
A.The French team won a great victory in 2000.
B.The French team improved their way to make goals.
C.The French team was the champion in the last World Cup.
D.In this World Cup, French team’s balls hit the goalposts and crossbars.
( )8.From the passage we know .
A.France was defeated first by Denmark
B.Uruguay beat France and was defeated by Denmark
C.England beat Argentina and drew the next one
D.Sweden didn’t beat Argentina but kicked it out
( )9.The underlined word strategy refers to .
A.the way to persuade others to follow them
B.the purpose with which they joined in the games
C.the art of planning operation in matches
D.the suggestion the people of their own made
( )10.Argentina was expected to become world champions because.
A.they won almost all the games in the tryout
B.they had won champions in World Cup three times
C.they lost the game to England only by 1-0
D.they beat a strong opponent—Sweden
A few years ago it was popular to speak of a generation gap, a disagreement between young people and their elders. Parents said that children did not show them proper respect and obedience, while children complained that their parents did not understand them at all. What had gone wrong? Why had the generation gap suddenly appeared? Actually the generation gap has been around for a long time. Many people argue that a gap is built into the fabric of our society.
One important cause of the generation gap is the chance that young people have to choose their own ways of life. In more traditional societies, when children grow up, they are expected to live in the same area as their parents, to marry people that their parents know and agree to, and to continue the family occupation. In our society, young people often travel great distances for their education, move out of the family home at an early age, marry or live with people whom their parents have never met, and choose occupations different from those of their parents.
In our easily changing society, parents often expect their children to do better than they did: to find better jobs, to make more money, and to do all the things that they were unable to do. Often, however, the strong desire that parents have for their children are another cause of the disagreement between them. Often, they discover that they have very little in common with each other.
Finally, the speed at which changes take place in our society is another cause of the gap between the generations, In a traditional culture, elderly people revalued for their wisdom, but in our society the knowledge of a lifetime may become out of date overnight. The young and the old seem to live in two very different worlds, separated by different skills and abilities.
No doubt, the generation gap will continue to be a feature of American life for some time to come. Its causes are rooted in the freedom and changes in our society, and in the rapid speed at which society changes.
()11.The main idea of the first paragraph is that .
A.the generation gap suddenly appeared
B.the generation gap is a feature of modern social life
C.people can reduce the generation gap
D.many critics argue over the nature of the generation gap
( )12.The word “around” in Paragraph 1 means .
A.on all sides B.near
C.in every direction D.in existence
( )13.Which cause of the generation gap is not mentioned in the passage?
A.Young people like to choose their own life styles.
B.American society is changing very fast.
C.Parents place high hopes on their children.
D.Modern education makes them think differently.
( )14.In American society, young people often .
A.depend on their parents to make a life
B.stay with their parents in order to get a chance for higher education
C.seek the best advice from their parents
D.have very little in common with their parents
( )15.Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A.Parents should be strict with their children.
B.The younger generation should value the older generation for their wisdom.
C.The generation gap is partly caused by the older generation.
D.The generation gap does not exist in American society.
Ⅲ.Proofreading and Error Correction 20%
Directions:There are two passages in this part.Each passage contains TEN errors. Each indicated line contains a maximum of ONE error. In each case, only ONE word is involved. You should proofread the passages and correct them in the following way:
When∧art museum wants a new exhibit,1.an
it never buys things in finished form and hangs2.
them on the wall. When a natural history museum3.√
wants an exhibition, it must often build it.4.
Mr Grey was a biology professor, and he had
a big collection of extreme rare bones that he 1.
was very proud. One year he managed to get a better 2.
job at another university. Because he was very busy, 3.
his wife managed all their things to be taking in a trunk 4.
to their new home.
Three men started taking the things out the house 5.
and placed it in the truck. One man brought out a 6.
wooden box. He was just being about to throw it into 7.
the truck then Mrs Grey ran out and said, “Please 8.
treat that box very gentle! That one has all of my 9.
husbands bones in it.” Then man was surprised 10.
that he nearly dropped it on his feet.
Nobody can tell exactly why people first began to use salt, 11.
but it is wellknown that salt has used in many different ways 12.
throughout history. People who lived over 3000 years ago ate salted13.
fish. In ancient Egypt, salt was used to preserve dying bodies. 14.
Stealing salt were regarded as a serious crime in different 15.
times. In the 18th century, for example, a person was 16.
caught stealing salt, he was put into the prison. In the 17.
Roman Empire, one of the most important road was built 18.
specially for salt to be carried from the mines to Rome.
Guards were sent to protect the salt from stolen.19.
The guards got their pay in salt,from which the
English word “salary” originated.Any guard fell asleep 20.
while on duty was said to be “not worth his salt”.This
is still used today in English.
Directions:Translate the following passage into Chinese.
Throughout history,great thinkers have used their creativity and imagination to change the world,How do they come up with ideas for new inventions?Thinkers who have changed the world,do not seem to have much in common.They come from different cultures and have different backgrounds ,and only some of them did well at school.creativity is not about getting high test scores,having a high IQ or being smart.Instead,it seems that Creative thinking,which is one of the most highly valued skills in society,is a matter of habits.By thinking about the way we think and practising good thinking strategies,we can become more creative.
Knowledge and learning are important if we want to be successful，but we must also realise that what we have learnt may also limit our thinking. To “think outside the box” is to try new ways to solve a problem. Inventors often rephrase a problem to allow for creative solutions and also try “impossible” or “crazy” solutions. If we looks only for the correct answer and reject ideas that do not provide a complete answer, we may get stuck. Partial solutions,and even failures,give us more information and clues that help us move towards a better solution. Creative thinking is a conscious effort to break away from old thought patterns in order to explore new possibilities.
Good solutions and new ideas are often the result of a change in perception. By looking at a problem in as many ways as possible, creative thinkers can find solutions that would otherwise remain invisible. As with thinking outside the box, the process includes a series of different attempts and several false starts. Each new way of looking at a situation improves our understanding and makes it easier to discover new possibilities. Great thinkers also like to make their ideas visible. A drawing or a model will help you see things that may otherwise remain hidden.
Every new thought or idea has to be connected to what we already know. Unfortunately, it is easy to limit the possibilities of a new idea by connecting it to only one area of our previous knowledge. Great thinkers are aware of this and try to combine new and old ideas in as many different ways as possible. They also try to make connections that may seem strange at first. By comparing and connecting ideas and objects in new ways, creative thinkers are able to think of new applications and solutions. Many of the things that we use every day were invented by someone who saw similarities between his or her ideas and objects or systems in the world.
Directions:What do you think of the middle school education in China? Please write a composition about 100~150 words.
Ⅰ.Vocabulary and Structure
2.D【解析】but表转折，由后半句“他现在非常喜欢踢足球”可看出，他过去常常打篮球。used to do sth.意为“过去常常干某事”。
5.D【解析】make contribution to doing sth.意为“为……做贡献”，to在这里是介词，故其后用ing形式。
6.A【解析】have/has been to…意为“去过某地”;have/has gone to…意为“去了某地”。
9.C【解析】live with意为“与……一起生活”;feed on意为“以……为食”;eat at意为“折磨”。
10.B【解析】have difference from意为“与……存在区别”，由many可看出不止一个不同，故用differences。
15.B【解析】go on doing sth.意为“继续干某事”。
18.B【解析】at that time意为“在那个时候”，用过去进行时。
20.B【解析】do you know后面的从句应用陈述语句。
21.A【解析】for the fist time意为“第一次”。
22.D【解析】some other things意为“其他一些东西”。
29.B【解析】at a time意为“每次”，本句的意思是“每次只能有一匹马通过这个门”。
30.C【解析】go wrong意为“误入歧途”;go away意为“离开”;go bad意为“腐烂”;go well意为“变好”。
32.B【解析】like to do 一般是一次性的动作、状态;like doing sth是习惯、惯常的动作。
34.B【解析】本题考查情景对话，当对方无法回答你的问题时，应说thank you all the same。
40.A【解析】have effect on意为“对……有影响”。
1-5 BDDAC6-10 DBDCA11-15 BDDDC
Ⅲ.Proofreading and Error Correction
1.extreme→extremely2.proud→proud of3.√4.taking→taken5.out→out of
16.a→if a17.第一个the去掉18.road→roads19.from→from being