Part I Vocabulary and Structure (30%)
l. I was in ______ that I forgot to lock the door when I left.
A. so a hurry
B. such a hurry
C. a so hurry
D. a such hurry
2. I am worried about my brother. I am not sure ______ he has arrived at the school or not.
3. She is old enough ______ on her own
B. to live
D. be living
4. He was very excited to read the news ______ Mo Yan had won the Nobel Prize for literature.
5. I do not have my own room, ______ .
A. neither does Tom
B. neither has Tom
C. so does Tom
D. so has Tom
6. I think you should buy this novel. It is really worth ______ .
B. being read
D. to read
7. Though the firefighters tried very hard to ______ the fire, it still caused at least five people's death.
A. put off
B. put out
C. put on
D. put forward
8. He could hardly tell the differences between the twins because they look ______ each other.
9. By the time you come back, I ______ cleaning the house.
A. will finish
B. will have finished
C. have finished
D. will be finishing
10. Chinese people spend ______ money on travelling today as they did ten years ago.
A. more than twice
B. as twice much
C. twice as much
D. twice more than
11. She wants to study abroad so she has to ______ some money every month to prepare for that.
A. set aside
B. set up
C. set about
D. set out
12. John had planned to leave but he decided to stay in the hotel for ______ two days because of the heavy rain.
B. the other
13. Parents should cooperate with teachers and ______ themselves in their children's education.
14. The teacher is very ______ to the needs of her students and she can adapt her teaching very flexibly.
15. You can borrow my book, ______ you promise to give it back to me by the end of this month.
A. as far as
B. as soon as
C. as long as
D. as well as
16. ______ from Buckingham Palace, this trip takes you to the best of London's sights
C. To begin
D. Having begun
17. Applicants for the Olympic volunteers must be able to ______ excellent services to meet the demands of the Games.
18. It is natural scenery ______ means the city a good reputation.
19. Many young couples do not take marriage ______ and they get married and divorced easily.
20. Mary is not happily to live with her parents. What she wants ______ more privacy while what her parents expect ______ more time to be with her.
A. is, is
B. is, are
C. are, are
D. are, is
21. I am very familiar ______ this city as I have been living here for more than 10 years.
22. The manager demanded that all employees ______ on time.
C. to be
D. would be
23. Rarely ______ so much attention from all around the world.
A. has drawn a discussion
B. has a discussion drawn
C. a discussion has been drawn
D. has a discussion been drawn
24. She is one of the top students in her class ______ she studies very hard.
25. The brown bear escaped from the zoo, which was a ______ to everyone in the town.
26. Many people believe that ______ one has,______ one is, but actually it is not true.
A. the more money, the happier
B. the more money, the more happy
C. the less money, the happier
D. the less money, the more happy
27. I hadn't realized she was my former teacher ______ she spoke.
28. My father is very busy. and Sunday is the only day ______ he can relax.
29. I would like to stay in the small town due to its ______ weather.
30. It is widely recognized that beauty ______ not only in appearance but also in heart.
Part II Reading Comprehension (40%)
This past fall semester, at Duke University, there were two students who were taking Organic Chemistry.They did pretty well on all of the tests and the midterms and labs,etc., such that going into the final they had a solid "A" . There two friends were so confident going into the final that the weekend before finals' week, even though the Chemistry final was on Monday, they decided to go up to the University of Virginia and have a party with some friends up there. So they did this and had a great time. However, with the aftereffects of alcohol and everything, they overslept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning.
Rather than taking the final then, what they did was to find Professor Aldric after the final and explain to him why they missed the final. They told him that they went up to UVA for the weekend, and had planned to come back in time to study, but they had a flat tire(爆胎)on the way back and didn't have a spare and couldn't get help for a long time and so were late getting back to campus.
Aldric thought this over and then agreed that they could make up the final on the following day. The two guys were overjoyed and relieved. So, they studied that night and went in the next day at the time that Aldric had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet and told them to begin.
They looked at the first problem, which was something simple about free radical formation and was worth 5 points. “Cool,” they thought, “this is going to be easy. ” They did that problem and then turned the page. They were unprepared, however, for what they saw on the next page.
It said: (95 points) Which tire was flat?
31. The two students decided to visit their friends at the weekend because ______.
A. they didn't want to take the exam
B. they were invited by their friends
C. they were not worried about the exam at all
D. they forget the arrangement of the final exam
32. They didn't return as planned because .
A. they got lost on their way back
B. they slept beyond the time to come back
C. their car broke down on their way back
D. they couldn't get help when they were in difficulty
33. How did the Professor arrange the make-up exam?
A. He made the exam booklet very long.
B. He gave them different exam papers.
C. He asked a very surprising question.
D. He gave them very limited time to finish the paper.
34. When they took the first glance at the exam booklet, they thought ______.
A. it was easy
B. it was too much
C. it was too difficult
D. it was reasonable
35. It can be inferred from the passage that ______.
A. the students didn't like Professor Aldric
B. the two students had difficulties in their studies
C. Professor Aldric was very clever and humorous
D. the two students would surely pass the make-up exam
A large, detached (独立的) house not only ensures privacy. It is also a status symbol. The “magnificent home” is set in a big garden. Of course, this kind of house is an unrealistic dream for most people. But even a small detached house, surrounded by a garden, gives the required suggestion of rural life which is dear to the hearts of many British people. Most people would be happy to live in a cottage(村舍),and if this is a thatched (茅草的) cottage, suggestive of a pre-industrial age, so mush the better.
Most people try to avoid living in a block of flats (what the Americans call "apartment blocks"). Flats, they feel, provide the least amount of privacy. With a few exceptions, mostly in certain locations in central London, flats are the cheapest kind of home. The people who live in them are those who cannot afford to live anywhere else.
The dislike of living in flats is very strong. In the 1950s millions of poorer people lived in old, cold, uncomfortable nineteenth century houses, often with only an outside toilet and no bathroom. During the next twenty years many of them were given new "high rise" blocks of flats to live in which, with central heating and bathrooms, were much more comfortable and were surrounded by grassy open spaces. But people hated their new homes. They said they felt cut off from the world with all those floors up. They missed the neighborliness. They couldn't keep a watchful eye on their children playing down there in those lovely green spaces. The new high-rise blocks quickly got broken. The lifts didn't work. The corridors were dark.Windows were damaged and were not repaired. There was graffiti all over the walls.
36. British people prefer______.
A. flats to detached houses
B. cottages to flats
C. modern houses to old houses
D. city life to country life
37. A garden is considered to be desirable because ______.
A. it's British
B. it appears rural
C. gardening is popular
D. children like gardens
38. British people don't like to live in blocks of flats because _____.
A. they want more privacy
B. flats are too small
C. flats are in expensive areas
D. they dislike the neighbors there
39. Compared with the 19th century houses, the new high-rise blocks ______.
A. were in better locations
B. were warmly welcomed
C. were much better equipped
D. were much more expensive
40. Which of the following might be the best title of this passage?
A. British Culture
B. Houses, Not Flats
C. British Dream
D. Kinds of Houses
When we are not engaged in thinking about some definite problem, we usually spend about 95 percent of our time thinking about ourselves. Now, if we stop thinking about ourselves for a while and begin to think of other persons' good points, things will be quite different.
One of the most neglected virtues is appreciation. Somehow, we neglect to praise our son or daughter when he or she brings home a good report card, and we fail to encourage our children when they first succeed in baking a cake or building a birdhouse. Nothing please children more than this kind of parental interest and approval.
The next time you enjoy delicious food at a restaurant, send word to the cook that it is excellently prepared,and when a tired salesperson shows you unusual politeness, please mention it.
Every minister, lecturer and public speaker knows the discouragement of pouring himself or herself out to an audience and not receiving any appreciative comment. What applies to professionals applies doubly to workers in offices, shops and factories and our families and friends. In our interpersonal relations we should never forget that all our associates are human beings and hunger for appreciation. It is the legal tender that all souls enjoy.
Try to be friendly and appreciative in your daily life, and you'll be surprised how that will change your life and the world
41. According to the passage, people ______.
A. spend a lot of time thinking about others
B. think about themselves most of the time
C. spend little time thinking about themselves
D. think more about others than themselves
42. The writer criticizes the parents who ______.
A. ignore their children's achievements
B. are not interested in baking a cake
C. set high demands upon their children
D. don't help out when their kids have difficulties
43. The underlined word “it” in Paragraph 3 refers to ______.
A. delicious food
B. a restaurant
C. to cook
D. unusual politeness
44. According to the passage, ______.
A. kids need encouragement more than adults
B. professionals need appreciation more than workers
C. appreciation is not necessary for family members
D. everyone needs appreciation and encouragement
45. The writer believes that ______.
A. people often appreciate things other people do
B. people seldom appreciate things other people do
C. say "thanks" to someone, and you'll soon become friends
D. express your gratitude to others, and they will pass it on
Industrial robots are already working in many factories around the world and in our homes, for instance as smart vacuum cleaners. Scientists say in a few years we will start seeing so-called "social rebots," capable of engaging with people.
Today's robots can build cars and explore underwater objects. But interacting with people is more complex than simply taking an incoming message, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher Cynthia Breazeal.
"Social robots really interact with people in ways you feel like you're interacting with someone rather than something," she said ."And social robots are really designed to engage you in much more of an interaction that feels like a cooperation or partnership."
At the Naval Research Laboratory, near Washington, scientists are researching which features robots should have to be able to live with humans. Researcher Alan Schultz says social robots must be adapted to social situations.
“You know if you're going to have robots out in the wild, so to speak, they have to follow our standards and they have to do things in the way we expect, so that we can move about out environment and not be interrupted by them or have to think hard about the fact that they're around us," he said.
Social robots do not necessarily have to have a human face. Steve Cousins, the CEO of Savioke Robotics in Cupertino, California, says their robot called Botlr is already being tested in a hotel, delivering small items to people.
“It's designed to be in human space and interact with people and around people," he said. "So it interacts with the front desk agent when they're sending it somewhere. It interacts with people in the elevator as it's going along. And , it interacts with people at the door when the delivery arrives."
So far, social robots are limited to very simple tasks like relaying message or taking family photos. But Cynthia Breazeal, who designed this one, says their abilities may be extended into many different areas.
46. What will social robots do according to the scientists?
A. They will cooperate with people.
B. They will clean the big house
C. They will explore underwater objects.
D. They will build different kinds of cars.
47. Which of the following is true according to the passage?
A. Social robots are more difficult to design.
B. Industrial robots are more complicated to design.
C. Social robots can be more useful than industrial robots.
D. Industrial robots can do less than social robots.
48. It can be inferred from the passage that_____.
A. social robots only serve the people they like
B. it's better for social robots to work in a hotel
C. it's better for social robots to have a human face
D. social robots will be under the control of human beings
49. What does the passage mainly talk about?
A. The function of social robots.
B. The use of industrial robots.
C. The daily life of robots.
D. The way of designing robots.
50. Which of the following best describes the writer's tone in the passage?
Part III Cloze (15%)
Some people worry about my collecting of those fascinating birds and animals that they pay to see in the zoo. One of the question that is always asked is 51 I became an animal collector. The answer is that I have always been 52 in animals and zoos. According to my parents, the first 53 I was able to say was not the normal “mamma” or “daddy”, but the word “zoo‘ which l would 54 many times until someone took me to the 55 . 56 I grew a little older, we lived in Greece and I had a 57 number of pets, ranging from snakes to seahorses, and I 58 all my spare time 59 the countryside.n search of fresh specimens to add to my collection of 60 .Later on I 61 for a year in the City Zoo, as a student attendant, to get experience of the large 62 ，such as lions, bears, tigers and elephants, which were not easy to keep at home. When I left,I 63 had enough money of my own to be able to pay my first trip and I have been going regularly ever since then. Though a collector's job is not an 64 one and is full of sorrow, it is certainly a job which will 65 all those who love animals.
51. A. how B. where C. why D. whether
52. A. attracted B. interested C. frightened D. surprised
53. A. day B. time C. sentence D. word
54. A. recite B. repeat C. read D. recognize
55. A. zoo B. city C. town D. house
56. A. Since B. Although C. When D. So
57. A. many B. much C. great D. big
58. A. spent B. cost C. took D. offered
59. A. living B. going C. seeing D. exploring
60. A. seahorses B. pets C. birds D. snakes
61. A. worked B. went C. did D. practised
62. A. plants B. animals C. bears D. lions
63. A. luckily B. hopefully C. nearly D. hardly
64. A. independent B. invisible C. easy D. endless
65. A. try out B. appeal to C. deal with D. hold on
Part IV Writing (15%)
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