I. Vocabulary and Structure
There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the One answer that best completes the sentence.
1. Do you want to come for a B on my motorbike?
A. run B. ride C. drive D. walk
2. The repairs to my car C me a lot of money.
A. worth B. prize C. cost D. spend
3. ____A_____ there is no opposition, I will act as representative of our class.
A. provided (that) B. supposed (that)
C. opposed (that) D. proved (that)
4. She _____D____ (up ) her forehead in disgust.
A. looked B. pushed C. pulled D. wrinkled
5. Something has to be done D the recent rise in unemployment.
A. to counter B. to count C. to account D. to encounter
6. The party leader is an extreme left-winger, but his deputy is more B in his views.
A. modest B. moderate C. monitor D. modern
7. In ____A_____ of her apology, we decided to take no further action.
A. view B. fact C. idea D. opinion
8. The boy’s ______B______ development was very advanced for his age.
A. intelligent B. intellectual C. internal D. external
9. You may keep the book a further week _____D_______ no one else requires it.
A. as if B. even if C. even though D. provided that
10. The writer _____C______ the question of environmental pollution in his article.
A. kept from B. kept to C. kept up D. kept in
11. The teacher said Tom is ______B______ average in his lessons.
A. on B. above C. over D. up
12. Friendly ____C______ between different peoples facilitate the cultural and economic interchange.
A. contests B. contents C. contacts D. concerts
13. He noted ____A_____ her address on a piece of paper.
A. down B. on C. up D. in
14. This is a private dining room where members could ____C_____ groups of friends.
A. welcome B. accept C. entertain D. receive
15. We _______A_______ to the hotel manager that the room was too noisy.
A. complained B. told C. talked D. spoke
16. He was told that he was ___B______ to inquire into the cause of the accident.
A. posted B. assigned C. sent D. placed
17. The amount of sleep a person needs also increases if he/she has been deprived of sleep in previous days. (A)
A. taken away B. cured C. rid D. ensured
18. What is really abnormal sleepiness is now almost the norm. (C)
A. unique B. regular C. unusual D. odd
19. The microscope can ____C_____ the object 100 times in diameter.
A. intensify B. strengthen C. magnify D. expand
20. Eating too much sugar can lead ____D____ all sorts of health problems.
A. in B. on C. until D. to
21. Some people like to own a car as a symbol of ___ C_____.
A. place B. post C. status D. position
22. The old lady is friendly. She feels no ____D____ towards anybody.
A. capability B. probability C. possibility D. hostility
23. ____D__________ good weather, our ship will reach Shanghai Monday evening.
A. Provided B. Despite C. Considered D. Given
24. The children are _______A_______ computer games.
A. addicted to B. attempted to C. adopted to D. associated to
25. You’ll have to work harder to _____A______ up with the top students in your class.
A. catch B. take C. hold D. make
26. The political leader was defeated at last. His scandal ____D_______ his resignation.
A. led away B. led off C. led up D. led to
27. I think that she must be a relation of A .
A. theirs B. them C. their D. they’s
28. I can’t B you up—you’re a big boy now!
A. raise B. lift C. elevate D. high
29. Do you know what chemical ____B_____ are involved when food is digested?
A. courses B. processes C. approaches D. stages
30. Be sure to ____A_____ your car _______ as you approach that dangerous curve.
A. slow…down B. flow…down C. speed…down D. rate…down
There are 20 blanks in the following passage(s). For each blank are provided four choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the ONE that best completes the passage(s)
Aging is the 31 of growing old. It occurs eventually in 32 living thing provided, of course, that an illness or 33 does not kill it prematurely. The most familiar 34 signs of aging may be seen 35 old people, such as the greying of the hair and the 36 of the skin. Signs of aging in a pet dog or cat include 37 of playfulness and energy, a decline in hearing and eyesight, or even a slight greying of the 38 . Plants age too, but the signs are much 39 to detect.
Most body parts grow bigger and 40 , and function more efficiently 41 childhood. They reach their 42 at the time of maturity, or 43 adulthood. After that, they begin to 44 . Bones, for example, gradually become 45 and more brittle. In the aged, the joints 46 the bones also become rigid and more inflexible. This can make moving very 47 .
All the major organs of the body 48 signs of aging. The brain, for example, works less efficiently, and even gets smaller in size. Thinking processes of 49 sorts are slowed down. Old people often have 50 in remembering recent events.
(B)31. A. progress B. process C. program D. procedure
(C)32. A. some B. all C. every D. many
(A)33. A. accident B. incident C. event D. story
(D)34. A. toward B. inward C. onward D. outward
(A)35. A. in B. of C. at D. for
(D)36. A. reducing B. creeping C. crawling D. wrinkling
(C)37. A. lost B. losing C. loss D. loosing
(B)38. A. jacket B. coat C. suit D. costume
(A)39. A. harder B. heavy C. harsh D. hurried
(C)40. A. great B. younger C. stronger D. powerful
(B)41. A. among B. during C. for D. of
(D)42. A. length B. mount C. hill D. peak
(C)43. A. late B. last C. early D. final
(B)44. A. deflate B. decline C. decrease D. deduce
(A)45. A. lighter B. smaller C. bigger D. heavier
(B)46. A. to B. between C. of D. with
(D)47. A. flexible B. easy C. playful D. painful
(A)48. A. show B. reveal C. detect D. allow
(C)49. A. every B. each C. all D. single
(D)50. A. trust B. suspect C. doubt D. trouble
III. Reading Comprehension
Section A There are two reading passages in this section. Each passage is followed by 5 questions. Each question is provided with four answers marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the ONE that best answers the question.
A friend of mine named Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it. “Is this your car, Mister?” he asked.
Paul nodded. “My brother gave it to me for Christmas.” The boy was astounded. “You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn’t cost you nothing? Boy, I wish….” He hesitated.
Of course Paul knew what he was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that. But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
“I wish,” the boy went on, “that I could be a brother like that.”
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he added, “Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?”
“Oh yes, I’d love that.”
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow, said, “Mister, would you mind driving in front of my house?”
Paul smiled a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was wrong again. “Will you stop where those two steps are?” the boy asked.
He ran up the steps. Then in a little while Paul heard him coming back, but he was not coming fast. He was carrying his little crippled brother. He sat him down on the bottom step, then sort of squeezed up against him and pointed to the car.
“There she is, Buddy, just like I told you upstairs. His brother gave it to him for Christmas and it didn’t cost him a cent. And some day I’m gonna give you one just like it…, then you can see for yourself all the pretty things in the Christmas windows that I’ve been trying to tell you about.”
Paul got out and lifted the lad to the front seat of his car. The shining-eyed older brother climbed in beside him and the three of them began a memorable holiday ride. That Christmas Eve, Paul learned what Jesus meant when he had said: “It is more blessed to give….”
51. “…a street urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it” implies that he an automobile of this kind. C
A. often saw B. had often seen C. had rarely seen D. had never thought of
52. Paul looked at the boy…, then impulsively he added, “….” A
A. he did this without planning and thinking B. he did this with careful thinking
C. he was impelled by his brother to do this D. he was forced by his mother to do this
53. He…squeezed up against him and pointed to the car. D
A. moved closer and touched him B. held him tightly in his arms
C. pushed him nearer to the car D. pulled him closer and supported him
54. That Christmas Eve, Paul learned…. B
A. For that Christmas Eve B. On that Christmas Eve
C. After that Christmas Eve D. At that Christmas Eve
55. …, Paul learned what Jesus meant when he had said: “….” D
A. gained knowledge of what Jesus meant to say
B. was able to study what Jesus meant to say
C. memorized what Jesus meant in saying
D. came to know what Jesus meant in saying
Britain has laws to make sure that women have the same opportunities as men in education, jobs and training. But it’s still unusual to find women doing dirty or heavy jobs.
Nikki Henriques is a car maintenance engineer in London. She used to be a secretary. Barty Phillips, a journalist with The Observer, a Sunday newspaper, asked her why she wanted to work with cars.
“My first reason was independence,” she said. “I also wanted to use my hands, and I like learning about how things work. Many people prefer to have a woman repair their cars, too.”
Nikki didn’t find it easy to become a car maintenance engineer. She went to a Government Skill Centre—a special sort of college where people can learn a new job—for twenty weeks. “For ten weeks I was the only woman among four hundred men, and some of them were rude to me, just because of my sex. It was also very tiring—from 8 in the morning to 5 at night, with only 30 minutes for lunch.” Now Nikki works free-lance—that is, she’s self-employed, working for herself and not for a garage or a company.
Barty Phillips also spoke to Rose, who works as a general builder in Sheffield, an industrial town in the north of England. Like Nikki, Rose used to be a secretary. “I didn’t enjoy it at all,” she said. “I wanted to do more practical work, and I wanted to be self-employed.”
Rose joined a women’s building co-operative, and she learnt her job from other people and from experience. However, many of the women in her group have been specially trained. Most of the jobs they do are improvements to buildings and general repairs.
“People often say, ‘Oh, women aren’t strong enough,’ but I don’t think strength is important,” said Rose. “The important thing is to get used to doing a different sort of work.”
Rose would like more women to come into the building industry. “Everything built at the moment is a product of man’s world. If women become builders, they will be able to understand the production of their houses and their towns.”
56. There are laws in Britain to help women _____ D .
A. get higher pay than men
B. enjoy more freedom than men
C. do whatever they like to do
D. have equal chances with men in education and work
57. The work of ____B__ is considered dirty or heavy.
A. a newspaper journalist B. a car maintenance engineer
C. a company manager D. an office secretary
58. The job of a car maintenance engineer is to ___D______.
A. manufacture cars B. sell cars
C. keep cars for others D. repair cars
59. The most important reason for Nikki to be a car maintenance engineer is that ____A__ .
A. she wants to be independent B. she has to make her own living
C. she likes to use her hands D. she wants to get the same pay as men
60. Rose, who works as a general builder, ______ C .
A. believes women are as strong as men
B. admits women are much weaker than men
C. wants more women to become builders
D. thinks women can learn more from practical work