13. It is not so much the language _______ the cultural background that makes the film difficult to understand.
A. but B. nor C. like D. as
14. There is no doubt _______ the committee has made the right decision on the housingproject.
A. why B. that C. whether D. when
15. If you explained the situation to your lawyer, he _______ able to advise you much better than I can.
A. will be B. was C. would be D. were
16. Which of the following is a stative verb (静态动词) ?
A. Drink. B. Close. C. Rain. D. Belong.
17. Which of the following italicized parts indicates a subject-verb relation?
A. The man has a large family to support. B. She had no wish to quarrel with her brother. C. Hewas the last guest to leave. D. Mary needs a friend to talk to.
18. Which of the following is INCORRECT?
A. Another two girls. B. Few words. C. This work. D. A bit of flowers.
19. When one has good health, _______ should feel fortunate.
A. you B. she C. he D. we
20. There _______ nothing more for discussion, the meeting came to an end half an hour earlier.
A. to be B. to have been C. be D. being
21. Bottles from this region sell _______ at about $50 a case.
A. entirely B. totally C. wholesale D. together
22. The product contains no _______ colours, flavours, or preservatives.
A. fake B. artificial C. false D. wrong
23. _______ and business leaders were delighted at the decision to hold the national motor fair inthe city.
A. Civil B. Civilized C. Civilian D. Civic
24. The city council is planning a huge road-building programme to ease congestion. The underlined part means _______.
A. calm B. relieve C. comfort D. still
25. His unfortunate appearance was offset by an attractive personality. The underlined part means all the following EXCEPT _______.
A. improved B. made up for C. balanced D. compensated for
26. The doctor said that the gash in his cheek required ten stitches. The underlined part means _______.
A. lump B. depression C. swelling D. cut
27. During the economic crisis, they had to cut back production and _______ workers.
A. lay off B. lay into C. lay down D. lay aside
28. To mark its one hundredth anniversary, the university held a series of activities including conferences, film shows, etc. The underlined part means _______. A. signify B. celebrate C.symbolize D. suggest
29. His fertile mind keeps turning out new ideas. The underlined part means _______.
A. abundant B. unbelievable C. productive D. generative
30. These issues were discussed at length during the meeting. The underlined part means _______.
A. eventually B. subsequently C. lastly D. fully
PART IV CLOZE [10 MIN]
Decide which of the words given in the box below would best complete the passage if inserted inthe corresponding blanks. The words can be used ONCE ONLY. Mark the letter for each word onANSWER SHEET TWO.
A as B aimless C bother D fast E flights F helpless G labor-saving H levels I money-saving J pause K quite L stand by M standstill N traffic O trapped
Electricity is such a part of our everyday lives and so much taken for granted nowadays that werarely think twice when we switch on the light or turn on the TV set. At night, roads are brightly lit,enabling people and (31) _______ to move freely. Neon lighting used in advertising has becomepart of the character of every modern city. In the home, many (32) _______ devices arepowered by electricity. Even when we turn off the bedside lamp and are (33) asleep,electricity is working for us, driving our refrigerators, heating our water, or keeping our rooms air-conditioned. Every day, trains, buses and subways take us to and from work. We rarely (34) _______ to consider why or how they run – until something goes wrong. In the summer of1959, something did go wrong with the power-plant that provided New York with electricity. For agreat many hours, life came almost to a (35) _______. Trains refused to move and the people inthem sat in the dark, powerless to do anything; lifts stopped working, so that even if you werelucky enough not to be (36) _______ between two floors, you had the unpleasant task of findingyour way down (37) _______ of stairs. Famous streets like Broadway and Fifth Avenue in aninstant became as gloomy and uninviting (38) _______ the most remote back streets. Peoplewere afraid to leave their houses, for although the police had been ordered to (39) _______ incase of emergency, they were just as confused and (40) _______ as anybody else.
PART V READING COMPREHENSION [35 MIN]
SECTION A MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS
In this section there are several passages followed by ten multiple-choice questions. For eachquestion, there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the one that you thinkis the best answer and mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
Inundated by more information than we can possibly hold in our heads, we’re increasingly handingoff the job of remembering to search engines and smart phones. Google is even reportedlyworking on eyeglasses that could one day recognize faces and supply details about whoeveryou’re looking at. But new research shows that outsourcing our memory – and expecting thatinformation will be continually and instantaneously available – is changing our cognitive habits. Research conducted by Betsy Sparrow, an assistant professor of psychology at ColumbiaUniversity, has identified three new realities about how we process information in the Internet age.First, her experiments showed that when we don’t know the answer to a question, we now thinkabout where we can find the nearest Web connection instead of the subject of the question itself.A second revelation is that when we expect to be able to find information again later on, we don’tremember it as well as when we think it might become unavailable. And then there is theresearchers’ final observation: the expectation that we’ll be able to locate information down the lineleads us to form a memory not of the fact itself but of where we’ll be able to find it. But thishandoff comes with a downside. Skills like critical thinking and analysis must develop in the contextof facts: we need something to think and reason about, after all. And these facts can’t be Googledas we go; they need to be stored in the original hard drive, our long-term memory. Especially inthe case of children, “factual knowledge must precede skill,” says Daniel Willingham, a professor ofpsychology, at the University of Virginia – meaning that the days of drilling the multiplication tableand memorizing the names of the Presidents aren’t over quite yet. Adults, too, need to recruit asupply of stored knowledge in order to situate and evaluate new information they encounter. Youcan’t Google context. Last, there’s the possibility, increasingly terrifying to contemplate, that ourmachines will fail us. As Sparrow puts it, “The experience of losing our Internet connection becomesmore and more like losing a friend.” If you’re going to keep your memory on your smart phone,better make sure it’s fully charged.
41. Google’s eyeglasses are supposed to ______.
A. improve our memory
B. function like memory
C. help us see faces better
D. work like smart phones
42. Which of the following statements about Sparrow’s research is CORRECT?
A. We remember people and things as much as before.
B. We remember more Internet connections than before.
C. We pay equal attention to location and content of information.
D. We tend to remember location rather than the core of facts.
43. What is the implied message of the author?
A. Web connections aid our memory.
B. People differ in what to remember.
C. People keep memory on smart phones.
D. People need to exercise their memory.