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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. tough
2. A. vehicle
3. A. Canadian
4. A. value
5. A. rural
Ⅱ. Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)
Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four
choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and
blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
6. We stayed at home because Mary wasn't very on going out in the rain.
7. I cannot sleep. The dog next door is making too much noise. I wish it quiet.
B. would keep
C. had kept
D. to keep
8. a binding contract last year and it is still valid.
A. We have signed
B. We haven't signed
C. We signed
D. We had signed
9. You should visit the Empire State building you are in New York.
10. If I get back to London in time, I'll definitely come.
C. would be able to
D. will be able to
11. If motorists had to pay an extra tax to drive in cities, they their cars a lot less.
B. will use
D. would use
12. Whatever you do, you click with the right mouse button or the program will crash.
A. must not
B. don't have to
C. doesn't have to
13. John's completely unaware how much damage he did the company,
A. didn't he
B. did he
C. isn't he
D. is he
14. I'll contact my office in Chicago straight away and have the contract through to you.
15. She hardly ever goes to the theater.
B. neither the cinema nor
C. either the cinema
D. the cinema or
16. an exciting city Shanghai is!
17. From here, we can see the bridge construction.
18. His doctor suggested that he his right hand.
A. avoid using
B. avoid to use
C. has avoided using
D. avoids to use
19. He has never seen the Greens and he knows about them.
B. a little
20. It is necessary that anyone exercises every day if he wishes to keep healthy.
A. would do
B. will do
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.
You really have to get very old before you realize you're old. I'm in my middle fifties and I don't
feel 21 yet. However, sometimes I look back at my childhood and 22 things to the way life is for 23 kids. Some things have certainly changed.
One area of change is 24Some changes have been improvements. Some changes, on the
other hand, have been 25
When I started school, most people didn't have a television; TV was just beginning to get
26My father decided to go all out and buy a 16 inch black and white Motorola 27 I still
remember watching the Lone Ranger save people from the28guys on that awesome electronic
machine. That was exciting!
Now, 29 have larger pictures in full color. The pictures are clearer and the sound is much
more 30The new high definition sets are made to rival 31 screens.
The variety and quantity of programming has 32 greatly. There are hundreds of channels and more shows than one person could ever watch. There are many fine entertainment and educational 33There's also a lot of garbage stuff that most 34 don't want their kids exposed to. Overall, we have more choices, and that is good.
I wonder what 35 will be like when today's kids are my age.
21. A. young
22. A. forget
23. A. today
24. A. television
D. the writer
25. A. great
26. A. gone
27. A. set
28. A. old
29. A. films
30. A. alive
31. A. movies
32. A. loss
33. A. books
34. A. people
35. A. movies
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
one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
January 3rd, 2010
Dear Mr. Timbald,
Thank you for your letter concerning the poor quality of our rubber soled black workboots. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you and your crew. Along with five new pairs of workboots for your crew (we included one extra pair) , we have enclosed a free year's supply of sole protector spray. In our retail stores, this spray is always recommended to buyers who work on heated floors. This should have been brought to your attention at the time of your initial order ( received by telephone on October 12, 2009). Please excuse our oversight. To date we have had no complaints about these workboots from customers who have used the protector spray. However, should you use the spray and find that you are still unsatisfied with the boots, please return the boots and spray for a full refund. Thank you for supporting The Shoe People.
Have a Happy New Year.
Stan Mason, President
36. How many people are on John Timbald's crew?
37. What is the spray used for?
A. To protect the boots from water.
B. To protect the soles from heat.
C. To protect the floors from soles.
D. To protect the boots from rubber.
38. What should John Timbald do if he remains unsatisfied?
A. Return just the spray.
B. Call the President.
C. Mail another letter.
D. Request a refund.
39. What is the purpose of the letter?
A. To advertise their spray.
B. To advertise their new shoes.
C. To complain the bad quality of the shoes.
D. To answer the complaint.
By the mid-nineteenth century, mass production of paper patterns, the appearance of the home
sewing machine, and the convenience of mail order catalogs brought fashionable clothing into the American borne. By the early twentieth century, home economists working in extension and outreach programs taught women how to use paper patterns to improve the fit and efficiency of new garments as well as how to update existing ones.
Teachers of home economics traditionally made home sewing a critical part of their curriculum,
emphasizing self-sufficiency and resourcefulness for young women. However, with the increasing availability of mass-produced clothing in catalogs and department stores, more and more women preferred buying garments to making them. As a result, home economists shifted their attention to consumer education. Through field study, analysis, and research, they became experts on the purchase and preservation of ready-to-wear clothing for the family, offering budgeting instruction targeted at adolescent girls.
Modern home sewing made it possible for American women to transcend their economic differences and geographic locations with clothing that was increasingly standardized. The democratization of fashion continued through the twentieth century as the ready-to-wear market expanded and home sewing became more of a pastime than a necessity.
40. According to the passage, the appearance of mail order catalogs altered the role of home economists because
A. mass-produced clothing rendered their jobs completely useless
B. women ceased sewing so home economists had to teach other subjects
C. their focus shifted to instruction on budgeting and buying and preserving clothing
D. the emphasis on field study and research increased for students in home economics courses
41. This passage focuses on the
A. changing role of home economists as a result of changes in the world
B. impact of ready-to-wear and mass-produced fashion on home sewing
C. modernization of home sewing
D. effects of home economists on home sewing
42. As used in paragraph 3 ,the best definition for democratization is
A. transitioning to a more democratic political regime
B. becoming more affordable to the lower class
C. gradually becoming acceptable for an entire nation
D. becoming widely available to common people
43. Based on information in the passage ,it can be inferred that home sewing allowed American women to do all of the following except
A. copy fashions they had seen elsewhere
B. create less expensive versions of current styles
C. create garments for pleasure rather than necessity
D. become experts on budgeting and consumerism
Many of the problems we face today are not so new as we think they are. And some of our modern solutions are not so new, either. The problem of energy shortages and the solution of using solar energy go back at least to early Greek cultures. The climate in the coastal areas of Greece 2,500 years ago was characterized by cool winters, much as it is today. At that time, the Greeks heated their homes with small, charcoal-burning heaters. In other words, wood (which is used to make charcoal) was their primary source of energy. However, by the fifth century BC fuel shortages had become common because, in many parts of Greece, the firewood in the forests had been depleted. Once the supply of firewood from the local forests ran out, people began to use the wood from olive groves as fuel. But this solution had its own problem. It reduced the olive crop, a valuable resource to the Greeks. By the fourth century BC, the city of Athens banned the use of olive wood for fuel. Wood had to be imported from farther and farther away, making it more difficult to obtain and more expensive to use. About this time the Greeks began to build their houses facing south, so that the low sun in winter could penetrate and help heat the interiors. Excavations of ancient Greek cities suggest that large areas were planned so that individual homes could take maximum advantage of passive solar energy.
44. The word "depleted" means
C. used up
45. According to the passage,
A. using wood from the olive groves in ancient Greece was a sensible solution to the fuel problem
B. using passive solar energy was more expensive than using wood in ancient Greece
C. the ancient Greeks planted new forests to replace the ones they cut down for firewood
D. the concept of using passive solar energy has been around since at least the fourth century BC
46. The author implies that before the fifth century BC,
A. the climate was much milder in the coastal areas of Greece
B. the Greeks were very careful to replant their forests after they cut them
C. the Greeks were not concerned about conserving their energy sources
D. olives were not an important resource to the Greeks
47. Which sentence best expresses the central point of the passage?
A. Sentence 1.
B. Sentence 2.
C. Sentence 3.
D. Sentence 4.
A few minutes ago, walking back from lunch, I started to cross the street when I heard the sound of a coin dropping. It wasn't much but, as I turned, my eyes caught the heads of several other people turning too. A woman had dropped what appeared to be a dime.
The tinkling sound of a coin dropping on pavement is an attention-getter. It can be nothing more
than a penny. Whatever the coin is, no one ignores the sound of it. It got me thinking about
We are besieged(包围) by so many sounds that attract the most attention. People in New York
City seldom turn to look when a fire engine, a police car or an ambulance comes screaming along the street.
When I'm in New York, I'm a New Yorker. I don't turn either. Like the natives.
At home in my little town in Connecticut, it's different. The distant wail of a police ear, an
emergency vehicle or a fire siren brings me to my feet if I'm seated and brings me to the window if I'm in bed.
It's the quietest sounds that have most effect on us, not the loudest. In the middle of the night, I
can hear a dripping tap a hundred yards away through three closed doors. I've been hearing little creaking noises and sounds which my imagination turns into footsteps in the middle of the night for twenty-five years in our house. How come I never hear those sounds in the daytime?
48. The sound of a coin dropping makes people
A. think of money
B. look at each other
C. pay attention to it
D. stop crossing the street
49. People in New York
A. don't care about emergencies
B. are used to alarm
C. are attracted by sounds
D. don't hear loud noises
50. How does the author relate to sounds at night?
A. He imagines sounds that do not exist.
B. He overstates quiet sounds.
C. He thinks taps should be turned off.
D. He believes it's rather quiet at night.
51. How does the writer feel about sounds in general?
A. They make him feel at home.
B. He thinks they should be ignored.
C. He believes they are part of our lives.
D. He prefers silence to loud noises.
How many things can you see in the night sky? A lot! On a clear night you might see the Moon,
some planets, and thousands of sparkling stars. You can see even more with a telescope.
But scientists believe there are some things in the sky that we will never see. We won't see them with the biggest telescope in the world, on the clearest night of the year. That's because they're invisible. They're the mysterious dead stars called black holes.
As a star's gases burn, they give off light and heat. But when the gas runs out, the star stops
burning and begins to die.
As the star cools, the outer layers of the star pull in toward the center. The star squashes(挤压 )
into a smaller and smaller ball. If the star was very small, the star ends up as a cold, dark ball called a black dwarf. If the star was very big, it keeps squashing inward until it's packed together tighter than anything in the universe.
Imagine if the Earth were crushed until it was the size of a tiny marble. That's how tightly this
dead star, a black hole, is packed. What pulls the star in toward its center with such power? It's the same force that pulls you down when you jump--the force called gravity. A black hole is so tightly packed that its gravity sucks in everything--even light. The light from a black hole can never come back to your eyes. That's why you see nothing but blackness.
So remember: Scattered in the silent darkness are black holes--the great mystery of space.
52. According to the article, what causes a star to die?
A. As its gases run out, it cools down.
B. It collides with other stars.
C. It can only live for about a million years.
D. As it gets hotter and hotter, it explodes.
53. Which word has the same meaning with the word "mysterious"?
54. What happens after a star dies?
A. It becomes invisible.
B. It falls to Earth.
C. It burns up all of its gases.
D. It becomes brighter and easier to see.
55. Why can't you see light when you look at a black hole?
A. Because most black holes are so far away.
B. Because the gravity of a black hole is so strong that it sucks the light inward.
C. Because as the star's gases burn, it stops giving off heat and light.
D. Because as a star cools, its outer layers pull in toward its center.
Ⅴ. Daily Conversation (15 points)
Directions: Pick out five appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete the
following dialogue by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
A. I prefer
B. that's OK
C. I'd love to
D. What do you like
E. Would you like to go
F. That sounds fine
G. cannot work
H. have to work late
Dave: I have tickets to The Phantom of the Opera on Friday night.56 ?
Susan: Thanks.57What time is the show?
Dave: It's at 8:00.
Susan: That sounds great. So, do you want to have dinner at 6:00?
Dave: Uh, I'd like to, but I 58
Susan: Oh, 59Let's just meet at the theater before the show, around 7:30.
Dave : 60
Ⅵ. Writing (25 points)
Directions: For this part, you are supposed to write a letter of invitation in English in 100-120
words based on the following situation. Remember to write it clearly.
1．D 2．D 3．B 4．C 5．A
Ⅱ．Vocabulary and Structure
6．A 7．B 8．C 9．B l0．A l l．D l2．A l3．C l4．A l5．D l6．C l7．C
18．A l9．A 20．D
6．Be keen on doing sth喜欢做某事，be willing to do sth愿意做某事，want to do sth想做某事，like to do sth喜欢做某事。选项A是正确的。【句子大意】我们待在家里，因为玛丽不喜欢下雨时外出。
20．句型It is necessary that+主语+should do。Should常被省略。选项D是正确的。【句子大意】任何人如果想保持健康的话，每天的运动是必要的。
21．B 22．C 23．A 24．A 25．C 26．D 27．A 28．C 29．D 30．B 31．A
32．B 33．B 34．D 35．D
25．前一句说电视的有些变化是好的，on the other hand表示一种与前面相反的转折。这里
28．The Lone Ranger孤独的探险者，电视剧的名字。从save people可知一定是从坏人的手
36．A 37．B 38．D 39．D
40．C 41．B 42．D 43．D
40．第一、二段。题干：altered the role of home economists改变了家政学家的角色。第一段说家政学家教妇女如何使用和修正衣服的纸样，第二段说家政学家教妇女如何预算、购买和保存衣服。选项C是正确的。扩大的成衣生产虽然改变了家政的课程，但并未使家政学家的工作毫无意义，故选项A不是正确的答案。文中并未说妇女完全停止了家庭缝纫，选项B不是正确答案。
42．第三段。因为批量生产的成衣使服装标准化，时装也因此而大众化了。The democratization of fashion可以理解为“时装的平民化”。选项D是正确的。选项A文中未提及。选项B不够全面。选项C不是文中的焦点，成衣的发展的确很广阔，但是否在全国范围，文中并未提及。
44．C 45．D 46．C 47．C
48．C 49．B 50．B 51．C
52．A 53．C 54．A 55．B
56．E 57．C 58．H 59．B 60．F
58．I'd love／like to，but是一种委婉的拒绝方式。先表示高兴，再用转折词提出拒绝。选项
My parents are going to hold a birthday party for me at 13:00 on May 29 th ( Sunday ) at home.
Will you be free and come to my party? I'll be very happy if you are. Besides, Tom, May and some
other classmates are coming too.
You may take bus No. 2 to Qing Street and walk straight about 20 meters. There you'll see a drug
store. At the corner of it, turn right and get into a very narrow path and look for Beiqing No. 10.
That's my home. We'll wait for you there.
Please call me before the date, if you can not come.
I can't wait for the get-together.
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