I. 句子理解(Sentences) (共10小题,计10分)
1. A. The change of air temperature has nothing to do with pollution.
B. The average global air temperature is rising because of air pollution.
C. The air pollution is becoming more serious with the change of air temperature.
D. Scientists are doing their best to prevent air pollution.
2. A. This hotel offers the best service in this town.
B. No hotel in this town is larger than this one.
C. You cannot find a hotel with good service in this town.
D. This hotel has improved its service to match the other ones in this town.
4. A. I have been working in this company for a few years.
B. You’ll have to be interviewed if you want to get a job.
C. I have been looking for jobs this year but I’ve failed.
D. I can’t find a job because I hate having interviews.
5. A. I couldn’t catch all he said because he spoke too fast.
B. I was lost because I didn’t follow his advice.
C. I listened carefully but I still didn’t understand him completely.
D. I couldn’t understand all he said because I didn’t listen to him carefully.
6. A. The problem has been solved so it won’t be discussed again.
B. We will discuss the problem again so that it can be settled soon.
C. The problem had been discussed again before it was solved.
D. We succeeded in settling the problem since we had a careful plan.
7. A. My children hated school life.
B. My children enjoyed country life.
C. My children got used to city life.
D. My children appreciated family life.
8. A. I have considered your request, which seems reasonable.
B. We’ll talk about your request at the next meeting.
C. I have explained to you about your request on the phone.
D. We’ll discuss your request on the phone next week.
9. A. The meeting hall was crowded with people who were listening to the speaker.
B. Peter was speaking but he couldn’t make himself heard clearly.
C. Peter had no idea of what the decision was because he couldn’t hear clearly.
D. Many people were talking but there was no agreement on the decision.
10. A. I have taken the medicine you gave me.
B. The medicine you gave me tastes good.
C. The medicine you gave me didn’t cure my disease.
D. I failed to take the medicine you gave me.
11. A. Have a party. B. Buy a Christmas present.
C. Take the woman to the party. D. Repair the woman’s car.
12. A. He’ll be away. B. He starts work next weekend.
C. He’ll be in the mountains. D. He’s moving to Florida.
13. A. Giving the time. B. Making a date.
C. Buying concert tickets. D. Going downstairs.
15. A. The service was excellent. B. The food wasn’t good.
C. It was very crowded on Friday. D. It was expensive.
B) 请听下面Mary 和Tom之间的对话,然后根据你所听到的对话内容,选择能回答所提问题的最佳答案。对话读两遍。(答案涂在答题纸上)
16. Where will Mary go now?
A. To her mother’s. B. To her home.
C. To her office. D. To the shop.
17. Who is waiting for Tom?
A. His boss. B. His neighbour.
C. His wife. D. His brother.
18. Why will Mary be late home tonight?
A. She will have a meeting. B. She will go shopping.
C. She won’t finish her work.
D. She will have a cup of coffee with a friend.
19. Where is Mary’s office?
A. Near the TV station. B. In City Square.
C. Far from the city centre. D. At Newtown.
20. What TV program does Tom plan to watch tonight?
A. Guide for Shopping. B. Jobs Wanted.
C. People are Funny. D. Travel.
21. What did the speaker enjoy doing?
A. Singing. B. Reading. C. Painting. D. Writing.
22. What was the speaker’s job at first?
A. A teacher. B. A doctor. C. A nurse. D. A tour guide.
23. How did the speaker become a very rich woman suddenly?
A. An old woman left her a large sum of money.
B. She won a prize at a competition.
C. She sold her pieces of writing.
D. She was successful in business.
24. Where did the speaker go to study?
A. Australia. B. America. C. Japan. D. Canada.
25. What is the speaker going to set up?
A. A hospital. B. A primary school.
C. A bookshop. D. A publishing company.
26. Why did Dr Jane Brown set up the Saxon Bridge Rainforest Centre?
A. To develop tourism.
B. To attract the public’s attention to the environment.
C. To do research on plants and animals.
D. To beautify the environment.
27. Where is the whole forest contained?
A. In glass houses. B. In a zoo.
C. In a university. D. In a museum.
28. What is the main base of Saxon Bridge Rainforest Centre?
A. Animals. B. Birds. C. Plant life. D. Fish.
29. What is the real scientific aim of Saxon Bridge Rainforest Centre?
A. To study the role of animals in the forest system.
B. To study the relationship between animals and plants.
C. To study the role of plants in the environment.
D. To save endangered plants.
30. When can you visit Saxon Bridge as a member of the public?
A. On Mondays. B. On Tuesdays. C. On Wednesdays. D. On Thursdays.
I. 选择填空(Vocabulary and structure)(共20小题,计20分)
31. I felt ________ necessary to say no to requests for interviews during this very sensitive period.
A. this B. it C. that D. if
32. Children are not allowed to view this film ________ accompanied by a parent or guardian.
A. as B. except C. while D. unless
33. It was ________ the input of engineers in the research department that persuaded us to redesign our product.
A. mostly B. some C. most D. any
34. ________ were we invited to the party, but I saw the Smiths and Johnsons there too.
A. Not B. Not only C. Yet D. Nor
35. Since Christina felt uncomfortable ________ decisions for the entire group, she thought she’d ask the others.
A. make B. to make C. making D. having made
36. She wanted me to phone a number in Zagreb to find out if her husband, who ________ to Yugoslavia for an operation on his liver just before the war, was alive or dead.
A. would go B. has gone C. went D. had gone
37. ________ my college years soon coming to an end, I have to decide what I want to do after I graduate.
A. During B. With C. For D. Since
38. Lucy ________ like cats, but one attacked her so she doesn’t like them any more.
A. must B. ought to C. used to D. would
39. —I hear that movie is pretty exciting.
—It was ________ exciting. I’ve never seen a better movie.
A. not at all B. more than C. nothing more than D. anything but
40. It was not until I visited him ________ how serious his illness was.
A. did I realize B. that I realized C. when I realized D. little did I realize
41. —I have a sharp pain in my chest.
—Oh, ________? Shall I send for a doctor?
A. do you B. don’t you C. will you D. haven’t you
42. It is often said that ________ man differs from ________ animals in that he can think and speak and dream.
A. the; the B. a; the C. 不填; the D. 不填; 不填
43. John: Linda, could you drive me to the airport tomorrow morning? ________
Linda: What? He has already sent you there three times this year. How long will you be gone this time?
John: About a week.
A. Will you be happy to see me gone? B. My boss wants me to go to India again.
C. I’m taking a vacation in India. D. Our manager likes travelling very much.
44. —Oh, I nearly forgot. I was going to buy some shirts for my brother.
—I don’t know exactly, but I think he is about as big as I am.
A. Why do you want to buy them? B. Do you know a lot about shirts?
C. Do you think Chinese shirts are very expensive?
D. What size does he wear?
45. David: Oh, Mary!What a surprise!
Mary: I heard you were sick. ________
David: How kind of you!I’m much better now, thank you.
A. I wanted to see how you were doing. B. I don’t feel very well myself.
C. How long have you been sick? D. I just can’t imagine you being sick.
46. The flash flooding of the Delaware River in Barbeville, New York, killed four schoolchildren and a teacher who ________, police said today.
A. was on holiday to out B. was on a holiday outing
C. were on holiday to out D. were on a holiday outing
47. Ten children in total were injured. The group from a Catholic high school in New York City ________ in the flood when a gush of water swept through picnic grounds at Moosehead State Park.
A. were caught B. caught C. floated D. were floated
48. The teacher and students were carried more than half a mile ________ along with large pieces of a damaged bridge.
A. finally B. downtown C. downstream D. somewhere
49. Two children ________ hospitalized today with serious injuries, a spokesman for the police at Barbeville said.
A. observed B. kept C. appeared D. remained
50. Heavy rains last week are thought to have caused the flash flood. The park is now closed after the accident and an investigation (调查) is ________ way.
A. on B. under C. in D. towards
II. 阅读理解(Reading comprehension)(共20小题,计35分)
In 1997, a group of twenty British women made history. Working in five teams with four women in each team, they walked to the North Pole. Apart from one experienced female guide, the other women were all ordinary people who had never done anything like this in their lives before. They managed to survive in an environment which had defeated several very experienced men during the same time period.
The women set off as soon as they were ready. Once on the ice, each woman had to ski along while dragging a sledge (雪橇) weighing over 50 kilos. This would not have been too bad on a smooth surface, but for long distances, the Arctic ice is pushed up into huge piles two or three metres high, and the sledges had to be pulled up one side and carefully let down the other so that they didn’t become damaged. The temperature was always below the freezing point and sometimes strong winds made walking while pulling so much weight almost impossible. It was also very difficult for them to put up their tents when they stopped each night.
In such conditions, the women were making good progress if they covered fourteen or fifteen kilometres a day. But there was another problem. Part of the journey was across a frozen sea with moving water underneath the ice and at some points the team would drift (漂流) back more than five kilometres during the night. That meant that after walking in these very severe conditions for ten hours on one day, they had to spend part of the next day covering the same ground again. Furthermore, each day it took three hours from waking up to setting off and another three hours every evening to set up the camp and prepare the evening meal.
So, how did they manage to succeed? They realized that they were part of a team. If any one of them didn’t pull her sledge or get her job done, she would endanger the success of the whole expedition (探险). Any form of selfishness could result in the efforts of everyone else being completely wasted, so personal feelings had to be put to one side. At the end of their journey, the women agreed that it was mental effort far more than physical fitness that got them to the North Pole.
51. What was so extraordinary about the expedition?
A. There was no one to lead it.
B. The women did not have any men with them.
C. It was a new experience for most of the women.
D. The women had not met one another before.
52. On the expedition, the women had to be careful to avoid ________.
A. falling over on the ice B. being left behind
C. damaging the sledges D. getting too cold at night
53. It was difficult for the women to cover 15 kilometres a day because ________.
A. they got too tired B. the ice was moving
C. they kept getting lost D. the temperatures were too low
54. What is the main message of the text?
A. Motivation and teamwork achieve goals.
B. Women can do anything they want.
C. It is sometimes good to experience difficult conditions.
D. Arctic conditions are very severe.
55. Which of the following items is NOT mentioned in the text?
A. Weather conditions. B. Protective clothing.
C. Preparing food. D. Feelings and relationships.
There’s no guaranteed way to succeed at interviews but you can increase your chances by knowing what to expect. Here are some frequent questions and advice on how to answer them properly.
What exactly do you want from us? Describe your ideal job.
Many people avoid these types of questions by giving a safe, general answer. To make a better impression, prepare by writing an “employment ad” that describes your dream job. Include a headline and several adjectives describing the company, the job and yourself. This forces you to focus on exactly what you want and what you have to offer.
Why did you leave your last job?
You may have hated your boss but few employers will want to hear that. Many interviewers suggest that people concentrate on the business reasons for joining a new company. For example: “After two years in the marketing department, I’ve learnt a lot about X. Now I want to learn about Y.” If you were fired because of a disagreement with your boss, however, you may be better off telling the interviewers yourself, rather than letting them find out.
Why are you changing careers?
In this question, interviewers are looking for careful self-analysis. “Don’t say ‘I wanted to try something new,’” advises Howard Nitschke, an American recruiter. “That makes me think, ‘This person doesn’t know where he’s going.’ Instead, explain how your skills, personality and goals are more suited to this new career.”
What are your weaknesses?
Many candidates try to concentrate on vague faults that could also be seen as virtues. They say “I’m impatient”, hoping the interviewer will see them as quick-thinking and dynamic. Don’t try this. Interviewers are sick of hearing these answers. Instead, be honest about faults but emphasize what you’ve done to deal with them.
Where do you want to be five years from now?
The best way to make a mess of this question is not to have an answer. But you can also alarm the interviewer by giving the impression that the job is just a brief step in your career. An organization may fear that you would spend more time looking for promotion than working. A good answer would be, “Eventually I’d like to be a managing director, but I realize I’ve got many things to learn in the next few years.”
Complete the following sentences and answer the question according to the text.
56. This text includes some frequent questions and advice about how to answer them properly in ________.
57. An “employment ad” should contain a description of ________.
58. Many interviewers are more interested in your business reasons for joining a new company rather than ________.
59. When interviewers ask about your reasons for changing careers, they concentrate on your ________.
60. How would you answer the question, “What are your weaknesses?”
Below is a chart containing some of the Kuringai Chase National Park Nature Activities. Fill in the blanks using information from the text above. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each blank.
A British Airways jet flying from America to Britain was diverted (转向) at a cost of more than ￡12,000 to save the life of a dog sweltering in temperatures of up to 55℃ in the cargo hold (货舱).
The dog named Louise was on its way from Houston to Gatwick to join Irene Saunders, 73, a Texan who had decided to make her home in Britain. She bought Louise for $300 and had prepared a custom-built kennel so the dog could stay happily in the hold.
The captain, Rex Graveley, had tried unsuccessfully to control the soaring temperatures in the hold for two hours. “We started off with the temperature at around 55℃,” he said. “We assumed that it would drop as we flew higher, but it didn’t. Obviously the valve (气阀) which controls the temperature in the hold must have been stuck.”
Worried about Louise’s safety, Captain Graveley decided to ask the passengers if they minded if he diverted. “I knew that the dog had been in the hold for two hours and that if it remained there much longer it would not survive. Yet if we diverted it would mean a delay of over three hours at huge inconvenience for my passengers, so I left it to them.”
Almost everyone on board raised their hands. “There were a couple who objected but they might not have understood the problem,” a BA spokesman said. The aircraft diverted to Boston and was on the ground for three hours while vets(兽医) cooled down the panting dog and kept it under observation.
Yesterday Captain Graveley met Mrs Saunders at Heathrow, where he and his crew were presented with an award by the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
Answer the following questions briefly.
66. What is this article about?
67. What caused the dog to be in danger?
68. Why couldn’t Captain Graveley control the temperature in the hold?
69. How did the passengers respond to the Captain’s decision?
70. How did the society respond to Captain Graveley’s behaviour?
Burning trees to save a forest! Strange (71)________ it sounds that is the U.S. Forest Service’s new idea for saving America’s (72)________.
For more than a hundred years, Americans were taught that (73)________ in a forest were always bad. When trees burned in the forest, it was a disaster which would ruin the forest. The Forest Service promoted this idea (74)________ many ways. They even invented a character named Smokey the Bear, who always said, “Remember, only you can prevent forest fires.”
Whenever there was a fire in a forest, the rangers (护林员) immediately (75)________ it out. (76)________ fires were allowed to burn, even in places (77)________ many of the trees were dead or diseased. This did not help the forests, (78)________. In (79)________,with so many dead and diseased trees, the forest fires in the western United States have been far worse in recent years.
The new chief of the U.S. Forest Service recently explained that there is a new and better way to save our forests. He said, “Small, limited fires are part of nature. That is the way that old, dead and (80)________ trees are cleared (81)________ to make room for (82)________ trees.”
Now the Forest Service has new plans. They will start small fires in forests, but they will (83)________ the fires. The fires will be started in parts of the forest which are old and (84)________ of diseased trees. The rangers plan to (85)________ about 30,000 acres a year for the next 20 years.
As the chief said, “It took many years for the forests to become old and diseased, and so it will take more than 20 years to correct the problem by using controlled fires.”
Baltimore — A suspect takes a car at gunpoint and drives it around for two weeks before the owner spots the car and takes it back. The thief then calls police to report “his” car stolen.
(86) Those events seemed so improbable that Baltimore police detective Gregory Jenkins had to end his report of the incident with the words, “Again, this really happened.”
“Another detective told me,‘Greg, you had to make this up,’” the detective told The Sun (Baltimore).
(87) Police charged Gregory Alston, 20, Tuesday with armed robbery, possession of a stolen car and a handgun violation.
Police say the car-jacking occurred about 10:30 pm on April 20 (88) when two women reported that a man armed with a silver handgun and wearing a black bandanna (头巾) over his mouth and nose approached them while they were parked on a street in northeast Baltimore. The women said the gunman ordered them out of their car and sped off.
(89) Tuesday, one of the women spotted the stolen car in front of an apartment building about a half-mile from where it had been taken.
She called police who towed it to the department’s Northeast District station.
Two hours later, a man called police and reported the car stolen.
Officers took the man to the station for questioning. (90) At first, police said, he insisted he had bought the car for $1,700 on March 11. Eventually, he confessed to the robbery.
Why did he report it stolen? The suspect told police he had left his wallet in the car.
93. 这位法国学生在教玛丽法语以换取玛丽教他英语。(in exchange for)
94. 因为双方任何一方都不愿妥协,和平谈判中止了。(break down)
V. 短文改错(Error correction)(共10小题,计10分)
Dear Mr Grant,
I am writing for the Schools Association which meets in every two weeks 96. ________
for a meal at your restaurant. We were very disappoint with the last meal 97. ________
we had. The food was cold, and was not what we have ordered. I made 98. ________
the booking myself, and I asked hot pumpkin soup followed by a choice 99. ________
of meat or fish and three vegetables. The person taking my booking said that 100. ________
menu was available. When we arrived, we were offered with salad and dessert. 101. ________
When I asked to see the manager the waiter said that there was nobody 102. ________
could help me. He was quite rude when I insist, and refused to tell me 103. ________
his name. Late we found the name“Tom” on the bill. We do not 104. ________
wish to return to your restaurant since there are changes made. 105. ________
Please advise me if you will be able to return to your previous good menus,
provide food as ordered, and teach courtesy to your staff.
I look forward to your reply.
President, Schools Association
106. Following a logical sequence, can you complete this puzzle?
107. If a group of 6 people have an average age of 21, and each person is half the age of the next person, what are the ages of the 6 people?
What value of weight should be placed on the scales to balance?
109. Which letter is opposite to letter “b”?
110. Bill is eighteen years old, and his age is three times that of Mary. When Bill is twice as old as Mary, how old is he then?
A) Suppose you are Li Hua and have attended an English course at KPD school. Recently you’ve received a letter from the school with a newspaper cutting. Now read the letter and the newspaper cutting, and then write a letter to the Editor of the paper, as requested by Andrea (about 100 words). (10分)(答案写在答题纸上)
I’m sure you’ll be interested in this article from the local paper of 11 September. It’s terrible! They’ve made lots of mistakes—I’ve marked some of them. Mrs Driver has asked everybody to write to the paper to complain so that they will have to print a correction—she’s very worried that students will stop coming to the school. I thought I’d let you know. As an ex-student who had such a good time at KPD (and such excellent exam results!) you are just the right person to point out their mistakes. I hope you aren’t too busy to help. If you do write to the paper, perhaps you would let Mrs Driver know too.
Take care, and hope to see you soon.
B) Mobile phones are playing an important part in life today. Recently you had a class discussion about the fact that mobile phones are used by many students. Your teacher asked each student to write a composition giving his or her opinions. Write your composition in 120 —150 words. (15分) (答案写在答题纸上)