Part One---Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you"ll hear 6 conversations between 2 speakers. For each conversation, there are several questions and each question is followed by 3 choices. Listen to the conversations carefully and then answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter (A, B or C) on the question booklet. (15%)
You will hear each conversation TWICE.
1. What does the woman probably do?
A. A nurse. B. A librarian. C. A computer seller.
2. What is the woman"s attitude(态度)toward the man?
A. Nice. B. Cold. C. Proud.
3. How does the woman feel at the beginning of the conversation?
A. Surprised. B. Happy. C. Angry.
4. What can we know about the man?
A. He dislikes boys. B. He understands the woman
C. He doesn"t like the woman"s clothes.
5. Why does the woman say the man is in luck?
A. He has enough time to find a bus. B. She will pick him up in 15 minutes.
C. There is a bus stop two blocks from him.
6. Where is the man"s office?
A. On Pine and Highland Drive. B. On Wilson. C. On Main.
7. Where are the speakers most probably?
A. On a train. B. On a bus. C. In a car
8. What has the woman been thinking about lately?
A. The ways to improve engines. B. The fuel cost of her car.
C. The pollution in the city.
9. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. It is difficult to make engines more efficient.
B. The speakers are engine experts. C. The woman"s car is missing.
10. What present does the man give to the woman?
A. Some candies. B. A small basket. C. A small box.
11. When did the man go to China?
A, Two months ago. B. Two weeks ago. C. One week ago.
12. What is the relationship between the speakers?
A. Brother and sister. B. Mother and son. C. Friends.
13. What mail does the man often receive?
A. A lot of advertisements and bills.
B. The woman"s letters. C. His friends" letters.
14. Where did the man meet Rudy Stone last time?
A. In Long Island. B. In Florida. C. In New York.
15. How many years has it been since the man graduated from college?
A. 6, B. 15. C. 50.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a mini-talk. Listen carefully and then fill in the numbered blanks, with the information you"ve got. Fill in each blank with NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS. (5%)
You"ll hear the mini-talk TWICE
In most countriesPeople 16 their heads meaning "Yes".
In IndiaPeople shake their heads expressing 17 .
A foreigner told his Indian driver to take him to his 18 . The
driver shook his head. The foreigner repeated his 19 , and the
driver shook his head again. At last, the foreigner shouted angrily,
but the driver said in a low voice, "Yes, sir," 20 and shaking
his head again at the same time.
Part Two---Language knowledge
Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. (10%)
21.— May I put my luggage beside you, sir?
— _________ .
A. Sure, with pleasure B. Sure, go ahead. C. Well，never mind D. Sorry, you can’t.
22. Travelling to Loulan _________ exciting.
A. is B. are C. has D. does
23. _________ is important for us to gain access to the Internet.
A. This B. That C. What D. It
24. _________ will affect his or her style of speech.
A. Where a person come from B. Where does a person come from
C. Where a person comes from D. Where is a person come from
25. I’m interested in _________ is that tall man.
A. Whom B. Who C. Whomever D. Whoever
26. I tried to _________ my father to give up smoking, but he didn’t listen to me..
A. persuade B. arrange C. suggest D. support
27. _________ he lost his sight because of an accident is unknown.
A. Whether B If C. Why D. What
28. _________ neither I nor he right, Miss Li?
A. Are B. Is C. Am D. Be
29.— Do you remember the speech contest tomorrow?
— At this time tomorrow I _________ a talk.
A. is given B. will be giving C. have given D. is giving
30. Whom would you like to _________ with you tomorrow?
A. have to go B. have go C. having gone D. having to go
Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context. (12%)
Languages keep 31 words from other languages. This is one of the reasons 32 languages keep changing almost every day. What we should do about the 33 number of “borrowed words” in our 34 is something that deserves careful thought. In England nowadays, there is 35 to decide which new words should be accepted into the language. A standard was 36 set for the English language by King Henry VII. That is why we have the 37 ”the King’s English”. King Henry VII was a poet who showed great 38 _for language. He set a standard for 39 people were to speak English, but who can make a decision is anyone’s guess.
Today, the spread of “borrowed words” is mostly 40 the easily accessed Internet and television programmes from across the world. Some people are optimistic(乐观的) and believe that this progress is good; 41 others worry that it may result in language pollution. Which opinion you agree 42 is up to you.
31. A. makingB. borrowingC. creatingD. developing
32. A. whatB. howC. whyD. which
33. A. increasingB. decreasingC. increasedD. small
34. A. vocabularyB. dictionaryC. booksD. sentence
35. A. someoneB. noneC. no oneD. nothing
36. A. firstB. lastC. firstlyD. finally
37. A. wordB. sentenceC. sayingD. phrase
38. A. contributionsB. concernC. worryD. interest
39. A. whyB. whenC. whereD. how
40. A. due toB. becauseC. because ofD. thanks to
41. A. whenB. whileC. howeverD. though
42. A. toB. withC. aboutD. at
Part Three---Reading Comprehension
Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage. (30%)
Since my son is getting ready for first grade, I asked a friend where she shops for school supplies. For price and convenience, she had a quick answer: schoolpak.com. Parents can buy items or packaged equipment for all grades. The Generic Elementary School-pak for first through fifth graders, for example, is $23.28. (Teachers can also e-mail their grade’s or school’s whole list for a price on customized kits(销售包). Shipping(运送)is free for 75 or more kits)
Teachers thinks highly of educationalwarehouse.com for its learning tools and games—everything from puzzles and puppets to software and chalks. Classroomdirect.com has great prices on over 10.000 products and a special corner offering even deeper discounts.
Pick your lunch box
The second-most-difficult back-to-school decision, right after what to wear on the first day, is what kind of lunch box to buy. Jonas Brothers or Hannah Montana? Ariel or Elmo? Your kids can examine their (and your) lunch boxes at platesplus4kids.com and lunchboxes.com.
Trade in sports tools
My garage is a tangle(混乱) of bikes and balls, sticks and clubs, so I was excited to find playitagainsports.com --- a company that helps you sell quality, name-brand sporting equipment. You’ll have to visit one of its 320 stores, located in 46 states and the District of Columbia.
3 sites for saving
Think about the savings if your kids (and you) stopped buying lunch out every day and brown-bagged(自带午餐)it.
Support your favorite school by shopping at more than 1,000 participating shops. Up to 30 percent of every purchase is donated. And you’ll find hundreds of deals and coupons(优惠券).
Click on 2009 State Sales Tax Holidays to see if your state has a tax-free shopping day. Check what’s included before going to the store.
43. The passage is mainly aimed at__________.
A. parents B. teachers C. students D. businessmen
44. If you want to sell the bikes your children don’t use, you can go to ____________.
A. educationalwarehouse.com B. playitagainsports.com
C. Feedthepig.org D. Taxadmin.org
45. What does the writer think of picking a lunch box?
A. It is very easy B. It is rather hard
C. It proves interesting D. It seems special
46. What can be filled in the blank in the first item?
A. Teachers are much wiser B. Puzzles and puppets
C. Shops where teachers shop D. Develop your brains
47. Both educationalwarehouse.com and Taxadmin.org___________.
A. are well thought of by teachers B. offer teaching tools
C. are tax-free D. can save you some money
Tanzania Tarangire is a national Park which lies in Tanzania. The park itself covers an area of around 2,850 square kilometers, making it the sixth largest park of its kind in the country. I recently visited Tarangire to see what it was like….
One of the first sightings upon entering the park which I found was a huge herd(群)of elephants. Our guide told us that Tagrangire was probably the best place in Tanzania to find large herds of elephants, and that their population in the park was around 2,500. We continued to watch the elephants as they stood under trees and scratched themselves against the trees to hit the spot of an itch(痒处).
To the right of the elephant herd, we noticed a big tree! Our guide informed us that this was a Baobab tree and that they could live for hundreds of years. Compared with this tree, the elephant just looked like dwarfs(侏儒)! We were informed that Tarangire was one of the best National Parks in Africa to see so many Baobab trees.
As we continued our drive through the park, we finally reached a watering hole. Our guide warned us that there were lions all around us. It took us all a while to find them, but there they were! Most of them are resting in the shade under brushes, but there was one that was drinking from the watering hole directly in front of us. We then noticed just to our right, there were a couple of fresh zebra corpses(尸体)— it seemed as if the lions which were resting had killed them! We were unlucky not to have seen the actual kill, as our guide had mentioned that the zebra corpses were fresh and the kill had occurred within the last hour.
Our final big sighting was one that none of us were expecting to see, even our guide! We pulled over to where there was a large gathering of cars, with a sleeping leopard(美洲豹)there! We took photos happily and excitedly and observed its surprising body before returning to our hotel as it was getting late.
So, I hope you enjoyed my description of Tarangire, and that I have inspired you to add this amazing park to your very own Tanzania travel route.
48. Which statement is correct about the park?
A.It covers an area of about 2,580 square kilometers
B.It is the largest park of its kind in the country
C.Their population in the park was around 2,000
D.There are a lot of Baobab trees in it.
49. How did the writer travel in Tanzania Tarangire?
A. On foot B. On horseback C. By car D. By bicycle
50. What did they see when they stopped with some other cars?
A. A large herd of elephants B. Some lions C. Some zebras D. A leopard
51. What does the writer think of his trip in Tanzania Tarangire?
A. Boring B. Challenging C. Dangerous D. Enjoyable
52. What may this passage be probably taken from?
A. A dairy entry B. A travel guide C. An advertisement D. A travel agency
Having spent five years searching for her older brother, Miss Lund was unbelievable to think she had been working in the same building for five months.
Mr. Philips, 33, and Miss Lund last saw each other almost twenty years ago after their father, also called Stephen, 56, lost contact with his son from a previous relationship. Miss Lund, only five at that time, moved to India with her father and mother Rose, while Steven lived with his mother in Wolverhapton.
By the time Miss Lund and her parents returned to Leeds, the family had lost all contact with Mr,Philips. On turning 18, Lund started to track down her long-lost half brother, even asking customers at the shop where she worked. But despite checking on Internet sites such as Friends Reunited and MySpace, it wasn’t until the pair started working together at Loop Customer Management where she went on asking everyone if they knew a Stephen Philips that she tracked him down in March, 2007.
She couldn’t believe it when she was told someone by that name worked there. After she checked on the Internet database, it suggested he wasn’t her brother as his name Steven instead of Stephen. Then a friend came up to her and said Steven’s surely her brother. They checked parents’ names and it turned out they were related. She wanted to scream but they were at work so they just hugged and chatted.
Mr. Philips, a father of four children, said he was delighted, adding: “I never thought we would meet again. I can’t wait to get to know my sister. We have so much to know.”
53. The relationship between the brother and sister is that________.
A. they have the same father B. they have the same mother
C. they have the same parents D. they are just cousins
54. How long had the brother and sister been working in the same building before they got to know each other?
A. 5 years B. 13 years C. 20 years D. 5 months
55. How old may Miss Lund be now?
A. 5 B. 18 C. About 23 D. About 27
56. What made Miss Lund finally believe Mr. Philips was her brother?
A. The names of their parents B. His appearance
C. Her friends advice D. Their talk with each other
57. What would be the best title for the passage?
A. Brother and sister
B. Five years’ searching for brother ended
C. Sister found lost brother—in the same company
D. Brother and sister had been separated from each other for about 20 years.
Directions: Read the following passage. Fill in the numbered blanks by using the information from the passage.
Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. (5%)
Charlie Chaplin’s(卓别林)comedy was rich in creativity and cleverness. His ability to make people laugh by being humorous and funny was a rare gift. On stage, he always wore a small black hat, a pair of trousers which were wide and a moustache, and carried a stick that he swung(swing---舞动)in the air as he walked.
Born in London, England on April 16th, 1889, Chaplin lived with his mother who made a living by sewing. She had some illness and sometimes was unable to work or deal with ordinary situations of life, leaving Charlie and his elder brother Sidney taking care of themselves or to live in a home which was supported by the government.
When Chaplin was 9, he toured with a stage company and had his first taste of life on the stage. He later took small acting jobs and toured with several troupes(剧团). He finally toured the United States and decided to stay there in 1912.
After reaching the United States, he had parts in nine movies in only two months. Although his parts were small, his star quickly rose with the introduction of his world-famous tramp(流浪者)character. However, he wasn’t satisfied to only act before camera, so he began to direct as well. At the age of 25, he directed his first film, “Twenty Minutes of Love”. This began an interesting part of his professional(职业的)life.
Satire(讽刺)was a comedic tool used by Chaplin and was most clear in his first sound film “The Great Dictator” which was released(发行)in 1940. In the film, he used the dangerous ideas of Adolf Hitler(希特勒). The German ruler must have appreciated the humorous film because it was believed that he grew his mustache in imitation of(模仿)Chaplin.
Though having experienced a number of ups and downs, he perfected his artistic skills. Charlie Chaplin is larger than life and deserves to be a legend.
Title: Charlie Chaplin
Style of performanceBeing creative and clever
Wearing a small hat, __59____ and a moustache on stage
Swinging his ___60____in the air when walking on stage
Being full of satire
Early life_____61_____London, England
Birth dateApril 16th,1889
Poor lifeLived with his mother
Had to ______62______
Lived in a government supported home
Career developmentHe toured with a stage company at 9 and had his first taste of life on the stage
He took ___63____and toured with several troupes.
He acted in nine movies in only two months after____64___ in 1912.
He directed his first film in _____65_____.
He released his first ____66___ in 1940.
CommentsCharlie Chaplin is larger than life and deserves to be ____67_____
Directions: Read the following passage. Answer the following according to the information given in the passage and required words limit. (8%)
Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Have you ever suddenly felt that someone you know was in trouble-and he was? Have you ever dreamed something that came true later? Maybe you have ESP.
ESP stands for Extra Sensory Perception. It may be called a sixth sense. It seems to let people know about events before they happen, or events that are happening some distance away.
Here is an example: A woman was doing washing. Suddenly she screamed. “My father is dead! I saw him sitting in the chair!” Just then, a telegram came. The woman’s father had died of a heart attack. He died sitting in a chair.
There are thousands of stories like this on record. Scientists are studying them to find out what is behind these strange mental messages. Here’s another example — one of hundreds of dreams that have come true.
A man dreamed he was walking along a road when a horse and carriage came by. The driver said, “There’s room for one more.” The man felt the driver was Death, so he ran away. The next day the man was getting on a crowded bus. The bus driver said, “There"s room for one more. ” Then the man saw the driver’s face was the same face he had seen in the dream. He wouldn’t get on the bus. As the bus drove off, it crashed and burst into flames. Everyone was killed!
Some people say stories like these are lies or coincidences (巧合). Others, including some scientists say that ESP is true. From studies of ESP, we may some day learn more about the human mind.
68.What may people with ESP know about?( No more than 12 words)
69.How many examples does the author give to show that people may have ESP? ( No more than 2 words)
70.What is the best title for the passage? ( No more than 3 words)
71.What happened to the bus? ( No more than 6 words)
Section C: 书面表达(15%)
参考词汇：meaningful有意义的，mid-term exams 期中考试
Yesterday, we students had a discussion about the plan for how to spend this coming Labor Day. _____________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Yours, Li Hua
1-5 BABCC6-10 ABCAB11-15 ACABC
16. nod17. arrangement18.office19. request20. smiling
21-25 BADCB26-30 AACBB
31-35 BCAAC36-40 ADBDA41-42 BB
43-47 ABBCD48-52 DCDDA53-57 ADCAC
58 humorous and funny59 wide trousers
60 stick61 Birth place
62 look after themselves63 small acting jobs
64 reaching the US / America65 1914
66. sound film67. a legend
68. Events before they happen or happening some distance away (or far away).
71. It crashed and burst into flames.