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I. Phonetics (5 points )


Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there, are four underlined letters or lettercombinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one thatis different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the corres-ponding letter on the Answer Sheet.


1ⵥѡ ѡͬѡ()


A.rural


B.ugly


Cproduct


D.uncle


ο𰸣A


2ⵥѡ ѡͬѡ()


A.flower


B.how


C.shower


D.Slow


ο𰸣D


ʢ3ⵥѡ ѡͬѡ()


A.cough


Bghost


C.enough


D.1aughter


ο𰸣B


4ⵥѡ ѡͬѡ()


A.disturb


B.absorb


Cclimb


D.Rob


ο𰸣C


5ⵥѡ ѡͬѡ()


A.heat


Bfeather


C.deadline


D.Measure


ο𰸣A


II. Vocabulary and Structure( 15 points)


Directions:There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section For each sentence there are fourchoices marked A, B, C and D Choose one answer that best completes the sentence andblacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet


6ⵥѡ These are the pictures of the hotel __________ we held our annual meetings


A.that


B.when


C.which


D.where


ο𰸣D


7ⵥѡ I wonder if there is __________ university in your hometown.


A.a


B.an


C./


D.the


ο𰸣A


8ⵥѡ Only in my thirties __________a purpose in life.


A.I found


B.found I


C.I did find


ʢD.did I find


ο𰸣D


9ⵥѡ __________ his telephone number she didnt know how to get in touch with him.


A.Forgetting


BTo forget


C.To have forgotten


DHaving forgotten


ο𰸣D


10ⵥѡ My aunts business has been doing poorlybut shes hoping that her__________ will change.


A.duty


B.fame


ʢCluck


Demotion


ο𰸣C


11ⵥѡ Who should be responsible __________ the accident?


Awith


Bfor


Cof


D.at


ο𰸣B


12ⵥѡ It is __________ that text messaging while driving is dangerous


ʢAnecessary


ʢB.sufficient


C.obvious


D.significant


ο𰸣C


13ⵥѡ My secretary usually opens my post__________ its markedprivate


A.unless


Bif


C.as


Dfor


ο𰸣A


14ⵥѡ Several novels by Mo Yan __________ into English so far.


A.are translated


Bhave been translated


C.were translated


D.had been translated


ο𰸣B


15ⵥѡ The pianist didnt __________ until the last minute before the concert


Aturn off


B.turn on


Cturn out


D.turn up


ο𰸣D


16ⵥѡ The old mantogether with his neighbors__________ the performance when it began to rain.


A.was enjoying


Bwere enjoying


C.has enjoyed


D.have enjoyed


ο𰸣A


17ⵥѡ My teacher recommended that l__________ as careful as possible when I took an exam


A.am


ʢBwere


C.be


Dwill be


ο𰸣C


18ⵥѡ Lets go to the airport a little earlier __________ we can choose better seats.


A.by that


Bso that


C.for that


D.now that


ο𰸣B


19ⵥѡ Jason made sharp comments on Marys idea,but he didnt mean __________ her


A.Hurt


B.Hurting


C.to hurt


D.to be hurt


ο𰸣C


20ⵥѡ Im sorry about the misunderstanding.


ʢһYou__________ apologize,it wasnt your fault


A.couldnt


B.mustnt


Cwouldnt


Dneednt


ο𰸣D


 Cloze ( 30 points)


ʢDirections:For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, Cand D Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corres-ponding letter on the Answer Sheet


Where do cars get their energy from? For most cars,the answer is petrol 21___________some cars use electricityThese cars have 22 __________motors that get their power from large batteries


ʢIn 23 there are even cars that have 24__________ an electric motor and a petrol motor.These types of cars are 25__________ hybrid()cars.


ʢMost people tend to think of electric cars as a new 26 __________but they have been around for a long time.In the 27__________ 19th and early 20th centuries electric cars were common because the technology for petrol engines was not very advanced.


But 28__________ the petrol engine became easier to make and more powerfulthis type of engines became the most 29 __________.Interest in electric cars was high in the l970s and 1980s because 30__________ became very expensive.


Recently,electric cars have again become well-liked because people want cars that pollute 31__________  Electric cars are better than petrol cars 32__________ several waysThe biggest benefit is reduced pollution


In areas 33__________ there is a high percentage of electric cars,pollution is not that seriousThe second benefit of electric cars is a 34 __________in the dependence on foreign oil


Several countries dont want to 35 __________on oil from other countriesSince electric cars can run on electricity from coal or nuclear power stations,there is less need to import oil


21ⵥѡ дѴ( )


A.or


B.And


C.Nor


D.But


ο𰸣D


22ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Asame


B.special


C.common


D.traditional


ο𰸣B


23ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Atime


B.addition


Cdetail


D.summary


ο𰸣B


ʢ24ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Aeither


Bneither


C.both


D.all


ο𰸣C


25ⵥѡ дѴ( )


A.called


B.known


C.regarded


D.described


ο𰸣A


ʢ26ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Ainstrument


B.intention


Cinfluence


D.invention


ο𰸣D


27ⵥѡ дѴ( )


A.recent


B.late


C.beginning


D.last


ο𰸣B


28ⵥѡ дѴ( )


A.before


Buntil


C.after


D.unless


ο𰸣C


29ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Adifficult


B.dangerous


Ccomfortable


Dpopular


ο𰸣D


30ⵥѡ дѴ( )


ʢAcars


Boil


C.power


Dmotors


ο𰸣B


31ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Aless


B.few


Cmore


Dmuch


ο𰸣A


32ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Aat


Bon


C.in


D.by


ο𰸣C


33ⵥѡ дѴ( )


A.what


B.which


Cwhere


Dwhen


ο𰸣C


34ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Areduction


B.rise


C.need


D.start


ο𰸣A


35ⵥѡ дѴ( )


Arely


Bkeep


Chold


Dput


ο𰸣A


IV Reading Comprehension ( 60 points)


Directions:There are five reading passages in this part Each passage is followed by fourquestions For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D Chooseone best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet


Passage one


I talk to strangers for a living and love the challenge of getting their stories published in newspapers.I've been married for yearsbut until six months agoI could be a typical absentminded husband.Often l was just nodding when l was supposed to.When my wife askedDid you even hear what I just said?1 would defensively sayof course I did!


In January,I began to lose my voiceDoctors told me I needed surgery,or my throat would be permanently damagedTotal silence would be required for the first few weeks of my recovery


Two hours after the surgerymy eyes filled with tears as my two-year-old son looked puzzled because l wouldnt answer his questions.I wanted to talk but couldnt.LuckilyI'd recorded myself reading some of his favorite books.That would come in handy the next couple of weeks.


It had never left.I'd just stopped noticing.I found myself understanding her better on topics I'd previously dismissed as things I just dont get as a guy.I also realized my son wasnt just talking nonstop but that he often had thoughtful things to say.Even while walking my dog in the woods near our homeI began hearing pleasant patterns in birdsongs.Before my surgeryI'd have spent those walks on my phone.


After several weeksI was fully recovered. Conversation in our house is better nownot because I'm talking more.Im just listening better and becoming less and less surprised that I like what I hear.


36ⵥѡ According to the passage,the author is most likely a __________ 


A.driver


B.teacher


C.doctor


DJournalist


ο𰸣D


ʢ37ⵥѡ What does the wife mean by asking Did you even hear what I just said? in Paragraph 1 ?


A.Yon should listen to me.


BYou didnt want to talk with me


C.You should tell me what I said just now.


D.You didnt have to nod while you were listening.


ο𰸣A


38ⵥѡ What is true of the author after the surgery?


AHe was required to keep silent for the first few months


B.He was worried about his recovery after the surgery.


C.He was unable to communicate with his son.


D.He was unwilling to talk to his wife.


ο𰸣C


39ⵥѡ What did the author realize after the surgery?


A.His wife was a talkative woman.


B.His house was full of pleasant talks.


C.His son didnt like talking.


DHis dog liked pleasant birdsongs


ο𰸣B


Passage Two


Coconut(Ҭ)is an unusual food for many reasons.It is one of the largest edible seeds produced by any plant.Its unusual contents also make it unique in the seed worldit consists of both meat and water inside.The coconut meat is the white substance with which we are all familiaras it is used extensively for cooking and flavorings;the coconut water is a white and sweet liquid.Portuguese()


explorers gave the nut its name in the l5th century, referring to it as cocomeaning ghost in their language.The outside appearance of coconuts reminded them of a ghosts faceand the tree has had that name ever since.


The coconut has varied usesIt is used to make various cooking oils for fast food restaurants around the world to make diet materialsThe coconut fluid is a favorite drink in hot climates,providing a cool and refreshing beverage right off the treeThis water is also used by manufacturers of various sports drinksEven the shell itself has many uses,including animal food and fertilizer


And all these are only some of the uses found for the coconut fruit.The coconut tree which produces the nutalso produces many useful things.Its no wonder that the coconut tree has been taken as the tree of life.


40ⵥѡ What does the underlined wordediblein Paragraph 1 mean?


AVisible


B.Collectible.


CAvailable


D.Eatable.


ο𰸣D


41ⵥѡ The coconut got its name because of __________ .


A.its hard shell


B.its white color


C.its ghostlike appearance


D.its round shape


ο𰸣C


42ⵥѡ What is the passage mainly about?


A.The history of coconut.


B.Uses of coconut.


ʢCThe discovery of coconut


ʢD.Types of coconut seeds


ο𰸣B


43ⵥѡ What can be learned from the passage?


ʢA.Coconut trees are useful plants.


BCoconut oil is rare and expensive


C.Coconut trunks are houses for birds.


ʢDCoconut fluid can become fertilizer


ο𰸣A


Passage Three


Most students choose Homestay accommodation when they study abroadothers select Homestay even if they are not on a study visit.Statistics show that its a form of accommodation gaining in popularity all the time.


But what is Homestay? And what makes it so popular?


Homestay means living with a familyorhost familyas we say.There are three ways of doing itchoose to learn English in a language school near to your Homestay location


have your English classes in the house with a member of the family who is a qualified teacher;


select not to have classes at all when you visita popular choice if you want to do the tourist thing for example.


Even in their busy summer period the organizations that arrange the Homestays will always try to place you with the most suitable host family to match your requirementsPlacement()organizations think about location,interests,language level,eating requirements,allergies ()and other requests you may have


Though prices vary according to your needs,good quality Homestay accommodation can be relatively economical--and although you may be charged an extra amount of money if you want your Homestay in or near the city centerEven if you stay further out,you can expect your journey into the center not to exceed 30 minutes


Not only does Homestay accommodation represent value for money it also gives you an excellent opportunity to practice English with your host family.This is a very important extra for students who like to speak as much English as possible. But if you plan to learn Englishwhy not have your English classes in your host family. Theres no better way to learn English than thisthe perfect combination of learning and accommodation combined with the cultural experience !


44ⵥѡ Homestay is an ideal choice for students who __________ .


Aplan to visit relatives


Bwant to stay at home


Cplan to study overseas


Dwant to learn statistics


ο𰸣C


45ⵥѡ Who will consider studentsrequirements before their Homestay starts?


AThe English teacher


BThe placement organization


C.The host family.


ʢD.The language school.


ο𰸣B


46ⵥѡ Which of the following is a key factor affecting the price of Homestay?


A.Nationality of the host family.


B.Eating habits of the host family.


C.Studentslanguage level.


DStudentsspecific needs


ο𰸣D


47ⵥѡ What can be inferred from the passage?


A.The author is in favor of Homestay accommodation.


B.The author is doubtful about the safety of Homestay.


C.The author finds Homestay arrangement complicated.


DThe author finds Homestay accommodation expensive


ο𰸣A


Passage Four


Using 1ess energy around the home is easier than you might thinksaving you money while creating a heathiermore comfortable living space for you and your family. Changing a few old habits can make an impact on your energy bill your comfort and the environment. Here are some handy tips to make your house more energy-efficient.


Lower the heat


If your home has adjustable central heatinglowering the room temperature even slightly can make a difference. You may not feel itbut your wallet will. It is even more advisable to control temperatures at different times of the day.


Hang clothes out to dry


ʢIf the weather allows it,head outside and dry your laundry on a clothesline The sunlight will help eliminate bacteria and dust While clothes dryers get the job done faster,they also use up energyBy hanging your clothes out youll be cutting greenhouse gases by about three kilograms per load


Take advantage of natural light


Installing large windows on the northern side of your house can help you make use of sunlights natural warmth. To stay cool indoors on hot summer daysinstall blinds(Ҷ) to block the heavy sun.Put your desk near the windowthen you dont need a lamp in the daytime.


Wrap()your pipes


Be sure your hotwater pipes are properly wrapped.In an average homeheating water


accounts for more than onequarter of the energy bill.Why let warmth go to waste before it reaches you?


Choose the right size for appliances(õ)


When the time comes to replace appliancesselect those that are both energyefficient and of the appropriate size for your needs.Dont buy bigger ones just because you can.


48ⵥѡ What benefit may using less energy at home bring about?


A.Having a healthier living environment.


B.Improving your work efficiency.


C.Keeping old habits unchanged.


D.Enlarging your living space.


ο𰸣A


ʢ49ⵥѡ Which of the following is one of the advantages of hanging clothes out to dry?


A.It may help to build a greenhouse.


B.It helps remove bacteria in clothes.


C.It uses half the energy that clothes dryers do.


ʢD.It gets clothes dry much faster than clothes dryers.


ο𰸣B


50ⵥѡ What can be installed on the northern side of your house to make better use of natural light?


ʢABlinds


BCurtains


C.Windows.


D.Shades.


ο𰸣C


51ⵥѡ Besides energy-efficiency,what else should be considered when replacing appliances?


A.Replacing time.


B.Reasonable price.


CGood quality


D.Proper size.


ο𰸣D


Passage Five


As we recently discoveredthere is a Stepmothers Daythough it is not on any official holiday calendar.Soit would be safe to assume that there is a similar day for stepdadstoo.


Right? Wellit depends on what you read.A Google search brought up posts that sayfor exampleIts on fathers day--fathers day is for fathersstepfathers and people who are like fathers to you-its a day for making father figures feel special.Further searching found a Stepfathers Day Facebook page that saysThe unofficial Stepfathers Day is the fourth Sunday of June.


Unfortunatelyas of the publishing of this articleonly 30 people have liked the page.Considering that studies show 3.3 million menor 11.1%of U.S.fatherslive with at least one stepchildthats only a drop in the ocean.


Its interesting to note that there is a National Grandparents Day.President Jimmy Carter signed it into law in 1978.Law! While grandparents are undoubtedly special people in our childrens livesthey are often seen as the most loving family members.But what about the stepparents? The stepparents are the ones who are often the outsidersthe ones who have to endure the hurtful Youre not my dad! or Youre not my mom! And yet they never give up.


They do their best to overcome the inherent challenges of stepparents and be role models for their stepchildren.These unsung(δ)family heroes deserve official days of honor.Perhaps if we are loud enoughPresident Obamawho had a stepfather himselfwill sign into law National Stepmothers Day and National Stepfathers Day.


Are you with me? Follow me and get your voice heard.How cool it would be if we could make this happen!


ʢ52ⵥѡ What does the underlined wordthatin Paragraph 1 refer to?


A.Father figures who are equally honored in the U.S.


B.30 people who support Stepfathers Day on the Facebook page.


C.3.3 million men who live with at least one stepchild in the world.


D111%of USfathers who live with at least one stepchild in the US


ο𰸣B


53ⵥѡ What did President Jimmy Carter sign into law in 1978 ?


A.The National GrandparentsDay.


B.The National Grandchildrens Day.


ʢCThe National StepparentsDay


D.The National Stepchildrens Day.


ο𰸣A


54ⵥѡ Which of the following is closest in meaning to the wordinherentin paragraph 2 ?.


AUnbelievable


B.Tough


C.Lasting.


D.Inevitable.


ο𰸣D


55ⵥѡ What is the reason for setting an official holiday for stepparents?


A.Because they love their role as stepparents.


BBecause they are often treated as heroes in the family


C.Because they deserve respect and honor as family members.


D.Because they are often seen as the most loving family members


ο𰸣C


ʢV. Daily Conversation( 15 points)


Directions:Pick out appropriate expressions from the eight choices below and complete thefollowing dialogue by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.


ѡش⣺


A.Where are you going today


ʢB.Thats not our bus


C.I'll catch up on my reading to kill time


D.There isnt a cloud in the sky


EDid you catch the news today


ʢF.How long have you been waiting


G.Have a nice day


H.Dont forget your book


MaryWe couldnt ask for a better daycould we?


JohnI know 56__________I love this time of the year


MaryThis bus seems to be running latedoesnt it? 57 __________ ?


JohnI've been here for at least ten minutes


MaryAhhere comes a bus!


JohnOh good.Wait ! 58 __________ .That bus goes downtown.


MaryWell,it looks like we11 be waiting a little longer 59 __________ ,I guess


JohnOhI'm afraid you have no time for that.Heres our bus.


MaryOh great! I thought it would never come.


John 60 __________ !


MaryYou too.


56.(56)Ѵ()


ο𰸣D


57.(57)Ѵ()


ο𰸣F


ʢ58(58)Ѵ()


ο𰸣B


59.(59)Ѵ()


ο𰸣C


60(60)Ѵ()


ο𰸣G


VI. Writing ( 25 points)


Directions For this partyou are supposed to write an essay in English in 100 -120words based on the following information. Remember to write it clearly.


(Li Yuan)ӢѧϰһЩѣϣõӢ (Jason)дţݰ


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ʢơϣѸһЩ


ο𰸣 Dear Mr Jason,


ʢI am a high school student and now I am going to take the College Entrance Examination. I am writing to you about my difficulties in learning English. In fact, I do well in other subjects, but English is my headache. I can't remember the new words and expressions I learned in class. So I often make a lot of mistakes in multiple choices and can't understand the articles fully because of my poor vocabulary. What's worse, I have trouble in listening to English. I totally can't understand what those people are talking in English. What should I do? You are an expert in teaching students English. I hope you can give me some suggestions to help me solve my problem. Looking forward to your reply.


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