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 iden-tify the one that is different from theothers in pronunciation. Mark your answerby blackening the corresponding letteron the Answer Sheet.
1. A. penalty B. moment C. quarrel D. absent
2. A. sympathy B. material C. courage D. analysis
3. A. starvation B. suggestion C. satisfaction D. situation
4. A. donkey B. turkey C. money D. obey
5. A. revise B. consist C. advertise D. visit
Ⅱ.Vocabulary and Structure ( 15 points )
Directions : Thereare 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are fourchoices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes thesentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
6. Jonathan andJoe left the house to go for__ after supper.
D. a walk
【應試指導】句意：晚飯后，喬納森和喬離開了房子去散步。go for a walk是固定用法，意為“出去走走，去散步”，與take a walk同義。
7. He pointed atthe new car and asked, "___ is it? Have you ever seen it before?"
8. My father asked __ to help with his work.
A. I and Tom
B.Tom and me
C. me and Tom
D. Tom and I
【應試指導】句意：我的父親叫我和湯姆幫他干活。單數人稱并列時，順序為“第二人稱，第三人稱，第一人稱”；復數人稱并列時，順序為“第一人稱，第二人稱，第三人稱”。此處為單數人稱并列作賓語，故選Tom and me。
9. Nowadays little knowledge __ to be a dangerous thing.
10. If their marketing team succeeds, they __ theirprofits by 20 percent.
A. will increase
B.would be increasing
C. will have increased
D. would have been increasing
11. You'd better take these documents with you __ youneed them for the meeting.
B. in case
D. so that
【應試指導】句意：你最好帶上這些文件，以防會議中你會用到。in ease可引導目的狀語從句，意為“以防，以備”，so that也可引導目的狀語從句。意為“以便，為了”，所以in case符合題意。utiless除非；until直到。
12. I haven' t been to a pop festival before and Mikehasn' t __ .
B. as well
13.__ is known to the world, Mark Twain was a greatAmerican writer.
14. John complained to the bookseller that there wereseveral pages______ in the dictionary.
15. Not until the game had begun __ at the sports ground.
A. should hehave arrived
B. wouldhe have arrived
C. did hearrive
D.had he arrived
16. Moviegoers know that many special effects are createdby computers, they oftendon' tknow is that these scenes still require a lot of work.
17. The president is to give a formal __ at the openingceremony.
【應試指導】句意：總統將在開幕式上做正式講話。give a speech為固定搭配，意為“發表講話，做演講”。debate辯論，爭論；discussion討論；argument論點，爭論。
18. When I am confronted with such questions, my mindgoes __, and I can hardly remember myown date of birth.
【應試指導】句意：當我遇到這些問題時，我頭腦一片空白，我甚至記不起自己的生日。one’S mind goes blank是固定表達，意為“頭腦一片空白”。faint模糊的；dark黑暗的：blind盲目的。
19. If they are willing to lend us the money we need,allour problems will be__
20. This article __ more attention to the problem ofcultural conflicts.
C. applies for
D. calls for
【應試指導】句意：這篇文章呼吁人們多關注文化沖突的問題。calls for意為“呼吁，提倡”，符合題意。cares for關心，照顧；allows for考慮到；applies for申請，請求。
Ⅲ.Cloze ( 30 points)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage, thereare four choices marked A, B0 Cand D. Choose the one that is most suitable andmark your answer by blackeningthe corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
What enables somepeople to get big creative breakthroughs while others only get small andnon-creative breakdowns, blaming themselves and society? Are some people"gifted"? Are there other factors 21 work--factorsthat we have more control over than we think?
While nobodycan deny the 22 that some people seem to be blessed withparticular creativity, research shows that anyone can 23 theirchances of coming up with new and original ideas 24 theywould only engage themselves more in the process of 25 .It' s the old Thomas Edison thing about "discovery 26 99 percent perspiration (汗水) and 1 percent inspiration. "
27 , the studies prove this:great creativebreakthroughs usually happen only 28 intense periods of struggle. It issustained effort towards a specific goal 29 eventually preparesfor great creative insights.
This kind ofsustained effort does not always 30 immediate results, a factthat not only separates the innovators (革新者) from non-innovators, but 31 leadssome people to conclude that it is just not 32 for them. "Maybe Ishould have gone to medical school like my mother wanted," they wonderwhen the breakthrough is 33 to be found. Alas, one forgets duringinevitable encounters 34 self-doubt,that the big surprise is never 35 .Indeed,it can happen at any time andplace.
21. A. to B. in C. at D.by
22. A. issue B. problem C.reason D. fact
23. A. miss B. reduce C.increase D.lose
24. A. because B. if C. while D. whether
25. A. creation B. practice C.production D. achievement
26. A. being B. be C. was D. were
A. Sooner or later
B. Some day or other
C. Every now and then
D. Time and again
【應試指導】根據空格后的great creative break—throughs、intense periods of struggle可知。此處表示的觀點與前文一致，即研究一次又一次證明創造力離不開艱苦奮斗。time and again意為“屢次，再三”，符合題意。sooner orlater'遲早；some day orother總有一天；everynow and then不時地，常常。
28. A. beyond B. after C.above D. through
29. A. that B. who C. what D. as
【應試指導】本句是一個強調句，意為“正是朝一個特定目標堅持不懈的努力為偉大的創新洞察力奠定了基礎”。強調句的常用結構為“It is(was)+被強調部分(主語、賓語或狀語)+who／that…”，此處強調的是sustainedeffort towards a specific goal，故應填that。
30. A. create B. produce C. inspire D. encourage
31. A. too B. once C.again D. also
【應試指導】not only…but als0…為固定用法，意為“不僅……而且……”。
32. A. good B. difficult C.possible D. stupid
33. A. anywhere B. everywhere C.somewhere D. nowhere
34. A. against B. across C.with D. into
35. A. far away B. used up C. clearedoff D. near by
【應試指導】此處表示“巨大的驚喜一定在不遠處，它可能在任何時候、任何地點發生”。_far away意為“遙遠的”，符合題意。used up用完，耗盡；cleared off擺脫，清除；near by在……附近。
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 foursuggested answers marked A, B, C and D.Choose the best answer and blacken thecorresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Debate is avaluable way to practise communicating. It can also bring long-lastingrewards,especially for people working with Western businesses. The mainactivity of debate is presenting one' s opinion and suppmting it withevidence,such as statistics or facts. It is a way of persuasive communication.
Charles Lebeau helped create the "DiscoverDebate" method. He says debate is important to understanding how peoplecommunicate in Western business. Successful debaters learn how to give theiropinkm,reasans and support. "What we are trying to do is to develop a kindof thinking or approach to discussion and how to interact (交流) with someone else's opinion, rather than brush their opinion aside. "
Debate skills arealso important in selling a product, he says. In that situation, the judges arethe customem. "So on Monday, for example, one company may come in andpresent their case to the customer and they" ll make as strong aease as they can. On Tuesday, the next day, another company will come in andpresent their ease to the customer. Usually the party that can present thestrongest case wins”
Debate alsostrengthens critical thinking. In other words, it helps students learn to askquestionsand try to understand someone' s reasons and evidence.lift-. Lebeaupoints out that successful debaters learn to listen carefully to what otherpeople are saying. Then, they look for the weak points in someone else' sopinion or argument. He says debate teaches a systematic way of questioning.
Successful debatersalso learn to think from someone else' s point of view. Mr. Lebeau says debatecan help broaden the mind. "There' s an expression in English : don' tcriticize another person before you have walked in their shoes. I think thewonderful thing about debate is, it puts us in another person' s shoes. "
36. According to Paragraph 1 ,what is the purpose ofdebate?
A. To bring long-lasting material rewards.
B. To present evidence such as statistics and facts.
C. To respond to questions in a systematic way.
D. To persuade people to accept your opinions.
【應試指導】由第一段最后一句“It is a way If persuasive coInmtmieation．”可知，辯論是一種說服性的溝通方式，所以辯論的目的是為了說服他人接受自己的觀點．故選D。
37. Why is debate important.9
A. It helps people understand others better.
B. It allows people to present their opinions.
C. It develops one' s thinking and communicativecompetence.
D. It gives one the opportunity to brush others' opinionaside.
38. What does theunderlined word "case" in Paragraph 3 refer to?
39. What candebaters benefit from "walking in another person' s shoes" .9
A. Becomingmore broad-minded.
B.Developing critical thinking.
C. Findingothers' weak points.
D.Trying out others' methods.
We all love ahero, and rescue dogs are some of the biggest heroes of all. You will oftenfind them going above and beyond duty to save someone, risking--and at timeslosing--their lives in the process.
Rescue dogs aregenerally found in the Sporting and Hunting Groups, or from the traditionalHerding Group. These types include the Bloodhound, Labrador Retriever,Newfoundland, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, and Belgian Malinois--all ofwhich are chosen for search-and-rescue duty because of their amazing physicalstrength, loyalty, and their tendency for mental stability.
These typesalso have a keen sense of hearing and smell--to better locate lost individuals—and are often able toaccess hard-to-reach areas. As highly trained animals, they serve in manydifferent fields, including specialist search, snow slide rescue, dead body location,and tracking.
To overcomeobstacles and succeed when performing the demanding duties of asearch-and-rescue worker, a dog must display certain qualities. In addition tointelligence and strength, the dog must be swift, confident, easily trainable,adaptable, and have a high level of stamina (耐力) and endurance.
A strong sense of group cooperation and an ability toengage in friendly play during "down" time is also required ofsearch-and-rescue dogs.
A rescue doggoes through many, many hours of intensive training to be fit for duty.Training is not for the faint-hearted. Certification training can take from twoto three years, working three to four hours a day, three to six days a week,often in group,team-oriented sessions.
Each search-and-rescuefield requires different types of training. Rescue training, for instance,includes "air scenting"--where dogs are trained to smell the air forthe victim' s scent (氣味) and then follow the scent to the person. This abilityis crucial to finding victims trapped under collapsed buildings and snow slide.
40. Rescue dogs are chosen probably because________.
A. they areloyal
B. theyare brave
C. they haveamazing appearances
D. theyhave good eyesight
41. What does "faint-hearted" in Paragraph 5 mean?
42. Which ability is most important for dogs to rescuepeople trapped in snow?
D. A strong memory.
43. What is the passage mainly about?
A. Selection process of rescuedogs.
B. Qualities and training of rescue dogs.
C. Risks rescue dogs are facedwith.
D. Types of tasks rescue dogs canperform.
Eating an apple a day doesn' t keep the doctoraway, but it does reduce the amount of trips you make to the drug store peryear. That ' s according to a new study that investigates whether there' s anytruth in the old saying.
A team ofresearchers led by Dr Matthew Davis, of the University of Michigan School ofNursing,asked 8,399 participants to answer survey questions about diet andhealth. A total of 753 were apple eaters, consuming at least 149g of raw appleper day. The remaining 7,646 were classed as non-apple eaters. When both groupsanswered questions on trips to the doctor and trips to the drug store peryear,the apple eaters were found to be 27% less likely to visit the druggistfor drugs.
Trips to thedoctor were not significantly affected by apple consumption, though."Evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.However, the small number of US adults who eat an apple a day does appear touse fewer prescription medications," the study concludes.
Apple eaterswere also found to be less likely to smoke and be more likely to have a highereducational attainment than non-apple eaters. While apples do not compete withoranges, they docontain some immune (免疫的) system-increasing vitamin C, whichmay be why apple-eaters visit the druggist less. With over 8mg of vitamin C permedium-sized fruit, an apple can provide roughly 14% your daily recommendedintake.
Previous studieshave also linked apple consumption to a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes (二型糖尿病) ,improved lungfunction and a lower risk of colon (結腸) cancer.
44. How many non-apple eaters answered survey questionsin the research?
45. What is the conclusion of the study?
A. Appleconsumption has greatly reduced US adults' trips to the doctor.
B. An apple a daydoes keep the doctor away.
C. Apples are farmore nutritious than oranges.
D. A small number of US adult apple eaters tend to takeless medicine.
46. What can we learn from the passage?
A. Apples are better than oranges.
B. Apples do have some vitamin C to increase the immunesystem.
C. Apples can help cure certain diseases.
D. Apples can provide people with sufficient daily intakeof energy.
47. What can be described as the writing style of thispassage?
Sometimes Iscratch my head when I read about the government' s efforts to improveschools:new standards and tests to be applied, strict teacher evaluations, andthreats of school closures and job losses. They frighten the school employees,not to mention the students. Instead of making people unable to solve problemsor try new ideas--which is what fear does to us--research on school reformstrongly suggests that policy-makers should encourage school leaders to take amore humane approach. In their study on the reform efforts of twelve Chicagopublic schools, Bryk and Schneider found that enabling positive socialrelationships between the adults was the key to successful school improvementand that trust was at the heart of those relationships.
Trust inschools comes down to one thing:psychological safety or safety to speak one'smind,to discuss with openness and honesty what is and isn' t working,to makecollective decisions.
Yet this kindof safety doesn' t come easily to schools. According to Bryk and Schneider, theadults in school rely on each other to do their jobs correctly and withintegrity （正直). The challeage is that our expectations are very diverse based onour unique backgrounds.
At one schoolwhere I taught, each teacher had different expectations about how much effortteachers should put into their work--a big difference between the teachers wholeft af~the last bell and those who worked into the evening. And whenexpectations are uncoasci or unspoken, it becomes impossible for others to liveup to them.
We also makeassumptions about the intentions behind a person' s behavior. As we allImam,assumptions are often wrong. For example, parents and teachers my thinkthe principal taml particular decision based on his career advancement ratherthan hat" s best for the studeata. don't feel psychologically safe to questionour assumptions and e~aecmtiatm, trust itiea am the window and ourrelationships suffer.
48. According to Paragraph 1,why does the author scratchhis head?
A. Because hedoesn' t know what to do once schools are closed.
B. Because heis not sure about the practicability of those new tests.
C. Because heis concerned that many teachers will lose their jobs.
D. Because heis not in favor of the government' s reform efforts.
49. According to Bryk and Schneider, what was mostimportant for successful school improvemt?
A. New standards and tests inschools.
B. Positive social relationships.
C. Strict teacher and studentevaluations.
D. Assistance of the government.
50. What is meant by trust in school?
A. Freedom toexpress one' s views,
B. Extra effortteachers put into their work.
C. Independenceof the teachers in schools.
D. Unconsciousand unspoken expectations.
51. What does the author say about the assumptions madeabout the intentions behind a person's behavior?
A. They should be trusted.
B. They are often bold.
C. They are often incorrect.
D. They should be encouraged.
An interestingproject called Blue Zones is recording the lifestyle secrets of the communitieswith the highest, hest concentrations of centenarians in the world.
The people inthe five regions in Europe, Latin America,Asia and the US that live to be 100have a lot going for them. Genes probably play a small role, but these folksalso have strong social ties ,tightly-knit families and lots of opportunitiesto exercise.
As we wereexamining the dietary secrets of the Blue Zones, as described in author DanBuettner" s latest book, The Blue Zones Solution, we were struck by howessential tea drinking is in these regions. In fact, Buettner' s Blue ZonesBeverage Rule--a kind of guideline summarized from his 15 or so years ofstudying these places--is:" Drink coffee for breakfast, tea in theafternoon, wine at 5 p. tm"
Science has plentyto say about the healthful virtues of green tea. Researchers are most enthusi-astic almt the components in green tea, as well as foods like cocoa. Why mightthey help so many Okina~vans in Japan break 1007 Some components in green teacan lower the risk of stroke,heart disease attd several cancers. One reviewstudy also found that drinking green tea can slightly improve metabolism (新陳代謝).
If you findyourself on the island of Ikaria, the Greek Blue Zone in the middle of theAegean, you won't be offered any tea made with tea leaves. Instead, Ikarianstypically make their daily cup of tea with just one fresh herb that they havepicked themselves that day--either rosemary, wild sage,oregano,nmrjotmn,mint ordandelion,all plants that may have anti-inflammatory (消炎的) properties,
which may help lower blood pressure. This could explainIkaria' s very low dementia (癡呆) rate,since high blood pressure is arisk factor for the disease.
52. What does the underlined word"centenarians" in Paragraph 1 refer to?
A. People who have secret lifestyles.
B. People whoenjoy physical exercise.
C. People whoare one hundred years old or older.
D. People whocarry the gene for being slim.
【應試指導】由第二段第一句中的“live to be l00 have a lot going for them”可知，centenarians指的是“百歲老人”，故選C。
53. According to Paragraph 3 ,what is the recommendedtime for tea drinking?
A. In themorning.
B.Any time of a day.
C. In the earlyevening.
D. In theafternoon.
【應試指導】由第三段最后一句中的“tea in the afternoon”可知，喝茶的建議時間是下午，故選D。
54. What may the tea Ikarians drink daily help?
A. To improvemetabolism.
B. To lowerblood pressure.
C. To lowerlife stress.
D. Toimprove social relationships.
55. What might be the best title of the passage?
B. LifestyleSecrets of Ikarians
C. Tea-Drinking Ceremony in Okinawa
D. Blue Zones Solutions
Ⅴ.DailyConversation ( 15 points)
Directions: Pick out appropriate expressions from theeight choices below and complete thefollowing dialoaue by blackenina thecorresuondina letter on the Answer Sheet.
Woman : Hello, Mr. Johnson' s office.
Man : Good morning. 56 ？
Woman : Sorry,he' s in a meeting at the moment. 57 ？
Man:Yes. This is Steve Lee from Brightlight Systems. 58 ？
Woman:Tomorrow afternoon in your office.
Man : 59
Woman : Okay. 60
Man : Thank you.
Ⅵ.Writing ( 25 points)
Directions:For this part, you are supposed to write anessay in English in 100 - 120 words based on the following information.Remember to write it clearly.
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