Part 1 Dictation
(Each item: 1)
Directions:In this section you'll hear some sentences. In each sentence there is a word
e missing. Fill in the blanks while listening to the sentences.
1. The most people. aspect of learning English is that I can communicate with more
2. All English learners can the English materials on the Internet.
3. At the beginning, I found it really hard to my classmates.
4. We are encouraged to actively online discussions on various topics.
5. Once we login into our classroom, we can study by ourselves.
6. One of most parents' biggest is their children's safety.
7. Overall, children's development. all the challenges facing parents, the majority feel happy with their
8. The children the room looking for toys.
9. I in the morning, and then forget about it until it's time to wash it off.
10. Notting Hill is one of my movies.
11. But this I must say, "It seems affair." you that you should be too angry over this
12. The only excitement in her life now seemed to be the Mrs. Bretton. of clothes for hats by
13. But it quickly became that she was wasting time.
14. The Natural Selection offers a helping hand to the spirit of a free world.
15. Yesterday morning, shares seemed to recover from Monday's .
16. The nonverbal messages we acquire by observing a person's gestures and body language partially our judgment about that person.
17. We are the clothes we wear, which often signal a person's sense of self-esteem, economic class, and general character.
18. The way in which people react to stress may their personality.
19. In American culture, it is permissible for two participants of unequal maintain long eye contact. to
20. An amusing story will get a more significant from a larger audience.
Part 2 Understanding Passages
(Each item: 1)
this section you'll hear a passage or passages. Listen carefully and choose the best answer to the questions you hear.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the same passage or dialog.
21. A. Studying in his classes.
B. Using his computer.
C. Listening to his teacher.
D. Taking an online class.
22. A. He learned little about using English.
B. He made great progress in his English. C. He improved his English pronunciation.
D. He was not very afraid to speak English.
23. A. Listening to English songs on the radio.
B. Writing to native speakers of English.
C. Using English-English dictionaries.
D. Speaking English with his classmates.
24. A. By reading some English novels.
B. By listening to English recordings.
C. By watching some English movies.
D. By learning words from dictionaries.
25. A. It helped him improve his spoken English.
B. It helped him learn to use more words.
C. It helped him communicate with more people.
D. It helped him improve his English writing.
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the same passage or dialog.
26. A. Relaxed.
27. A. The expectation that you will like or be liked by your Internet friend.
B. The wish that your Internet friend should be attractive in appearance.
C. The worries that your Internet friend may not have told you the truth.
D. The hope that you will be able to recognize each other at once.
28. A. Talk about them.
B. Let go of them.
C. Be afraid of them.
D. Start with them.
29. A. Staring at your Internet friend.
B. Shaking hands with your Internet friend.
C. Smiling at your Internet friend.
D. Hugging your Internet friend.
30. A. Your Internet friend's physical appearance.
B. Your Internet friend's voice and clothes.
C. Things you have never talked about before.
D. Things you are both familiar with.
Part 3 Spot Dictation
(Each item: 1)
Directions:In this section you will hear a passage or passages three times. When the
passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the information you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
Questions 31 to 40 are based on the same passage or dialog. You can learn how to "read" other people's body language by learning some of the most (31) body movements. How many times have you (32) the
back of your neck, bitten your fingernails, played with your hands, or paced the floor? These are all common body (33) of nervousness. (34) , or a
feeling of power, on the other hand, can be seen in a person when they lock their (35) together and place them behind their head or behind their back. If a person (36) away from you, or keeps their distance, this usually means they are to a person who won't look you in the
either shy or nervous. This also (37)
eye or who keeps their face down and turned away from you. Either what they are saying is a lie, or they are nervous and (38) you. How many times have you (39) of themselves. They might even be lying to hands with a person? Sometimes the
other person will hold your hand strongly and shake it firmly. Other times, you feel like you're shaking something dead and lifeless. The (40) is clearly seen. The strong,
firm handshake usually is given by a person who is sure of himself. The lifeless shake is usually the opposite. People who give these types of handshakes are possibly nervous, shy, or afraid of interaction with other people.
Part 4 Cloze (with Options)
(Each item: 0.5)
Directions:Read the following passage carefully and choose the best answer from the
choices. Questions 41 to 60 are based on the following passage. I have a friend who seems to know every word there is in the English language dictionary. When I can't think of a word that I want to use, I simply ask my friend, and 41.
simple real sure that which whether left other another
enough she knows the word. It is no wonder 42.
higher more well
scores 43. than I do on English exams. On the 44. hand, my friend and I both agree that I speak English much better than she does. In fact, my friend finds real difficulty in having a conversation in English and is quite shy when called 45.
upon with out require bring take
in the classroom. Unlike my friend, I 46.
back off take part participate in
every opportunity I can
English conversations both in and out of the classroom. My
in common on average in general
friend and I have something 48. though—our 49.
promise commitment discipline
when it comes to learning English,
I am not sure 50. I would prefer to be in her situation, receiving high marks on tests but communicating poorly, or in my own, speaking well but not testing as well. It shows you how we all have different ways of learning as well as different strengths. It also shows that 51. is not about the words you know, but rather how you use them. In fact, I have a couple of friends who have traveled to English-speaking countries with 52.
greater more less communication conversation speech
whether which either
command of English than what I have. I don't know how many words
left for left off left out
they knew before they 53.
had not had couldn't have known have not had attained remained achieved
their travels, but they 54.
instead but though
many. It didn't hold them back 55.
. They 56.
positive throughout their travels though they did make mistakes. And,
laughed at laughed on laughed by
though they often embarrassed themselves, they 57. and learned from the mistakes they made along the way. When they returned from their trips, not only 58.
had was did
their language skills developed, but also their ability to laugh at themselves was
gained insight into gave insight collected insight up
improved. Finally, they 59.
how to best learn a language.
Each of us has 60. that we use to help us to learn. I think that mine is my courage. I may not be the smartest student in my class, but I'm trying to be the bravest.
computers points strengths
Part 5 Skimming and Scanning (True/False)
(Each item: 1)
Directions:Read the following passage. Then decide whether the following statements
are True or False.
Questions 61 to 65 are based on the same passage or dialog. Time limit: 4 minutes and 57 seconds Jonathan Rivers lived alone in an orderly house in London. Like many other single, middle-aged men, he was getting rather set in his ways. Before he left the house in the morning, he would carefully close all the doors downstairs, open some windows upstairs to let the air in, and lock the front door. One summer evening, Jonathan returned home as usual. When he opened the front gate, he immediately noticed something strange. There was a heavy footprint in the earth in one of the flowers beds. Then he noticed that one of the white curtains in the front room downstairs was out of place. Jonathan never left anything out of place. He walked up to the front door and opened it quietly. He listened carefully for a few moments but could hear nothing. Inside, the front-room door was half open. Jonathan studied it thoughtfully, wondering if he had forgotten to close it that morning. He stepped silently across the hall to the door and looked inside the room. The shadow of a man was clearly reflected on the far wall in the evening sunlight. The man had clearly been standing behind the door since Jonathan's return. Jonathan immediately locked the door. Then he calmly picked up the telephone in the hall and set about calling the police. The burglar (盗贼), a tall fellow, tried to climb through a window to get out but Jonathan had expected that. He attacked him with his umbrella, using it like a sword (剑). Three minutes later the police arrived. Jonathan was a little annoyed (苦恼的) that he had to have dinner later than usual, but on the whole he felt quite pleased with himself.
61. Jonathan had the habit of doing things in the same way every day. T
62. One summer evening, Jonathan returned home to find the front door to the outside of his house was open. T
63. Jonathan thought that he forgot closing the door that day. T
64. It was too late for Jonathan to catch the burglar when he got out through a window. T
65. The writer of this passage suggests that when living in a city, a person can never be too careful. T
Part 6 Reading Comprehension (Multiple Choice)
(Each item: 1.5)
Directions:Read the following passages carefully and choose the best answer from the
four choices marked A, B, C and D.
Questions 66 to 70 are based on the same passage or dialog. "Culture consists of all shared products of a human society" (Robertson, 1981). This means not only such material things as cities, tools, and schools, but also non-material things, such as ideas, customs, family patterns, and languages. Put simply, culture refers to the entire way of life of a society, "the ways of a people". Language is a part of culture and plays a very important role in it. Some social scientists consider it the keystone of culture. Without language, maintaining culture would not be possible. On the other hand, language is influenced and shaped by culture. It reflects culture in the broadest sense, is the
symbolic representation of a people, and it comprises a society's historical and cultural backgrounds. Language also displays a people's approach to life and their ways of living and thinking. We should not go further into the relationship between language and culture. What needs to be stressed here is that the two interact, and that understanding of one requires understanding of the other. Social scientists tell us that cultures differ from one another and that each culture is unique. As cultures are diverse, languages are also diverse. It is only natural then that with difference in cultures and differences in languages, difficulties often arise in communicating between people of different cultures. Understanding is not always easy. Learning a foreign language well means more than merely mastering the pronunciation, grammar, words, and idioms. It also means learning to see the world as native speakers of that language see it, learning the ways in which their language reflects the ideas, customs, and behaviors of their society. It means learning to understand their "language of the mind". Learning a language, in fact, is inseparable from learning culture.
66. According to Robertson, what is NOT part of non-material culture? A. Legal systems.
67. The second paragraph is about _____. A. the way language is used by social scientists
B. the relationship between language and culture
C. the influence culture has on language
D. the influence language has on culture
68. If you want to learn a foreign language well, you must _____.
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A. grasp the pronunciation, grammar, words, and idioms B. master the language as well as its culture
C. know the way the native speakers of that language think
D. learn the country's culture first
69. The relationship between language and culture is that _________. A. language dominates culture
B. culture dominates language
C. they are connected with each other
D. language consists of culture
70. "Language of the mind" means _____. A. the unspoken things that people think
B. the method for studying a language
C. the manner in which people think
D. the common culture shared by all people regardless of language
Questions 71 to 75 are based on the same passage or dialog. When the Japanese Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita visited Washington in 1988, he started an address to the National Press Club with a brief statement in English, in which he admitted that his accent was so bad that a translator was needed for the rest of his speech. Takeshita's problem is not unique in Japan. Many Japanese are eager to use the world's most popular foreign language but have trouble mastering it even when they are, like Takeshita, well educated. The Japanese like to decorate their own language with many English loaners, such as raisu for rice and sarariman for salary man. English is fashionable in Japanese advertising, packaging, and technology. Yet for all that intense interest, when English is spoken in Japan, it is generally spoken poorly. The problem is rooted in a much-praised educational system. Japanese schools turn out top graduates
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in mathematics and science but fail in teaching spoken English. The teachers, speaking in Japanese most of the time, are generally successful in instructing students in the complexities of written translation and English grammar, because entrance examinations for acceptance by top-ranked universities stress nothing else. Dramatic changes in the examination system are unlikely. Yet small signs of progress are visible. This year, for example, the University of Tokyo will experiment with an English listening comprehension test as a minor element of the entrance exam. If it is successful, other universities may follow.
71. The author told the story of Takeshita in order to show that_____. A. Japanese people are modest
B. he didn't learn English well
C. many Japanese people are poor in spoken English
D. a translator is necessary for a Japanese person
72. The general problem with Japanese English is attributed to_____. A. too many English words being used in Japanese
B. the educational system
C. the listening-comprehension test
D. all of the above
73. You may find a lot of English loaners in Japanese, because_____. A. the Japanese are fond of English
B. English is very effective in advertising
C. English is a language used all over the world
D. the Japanese language has limited vocabulary
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74. According to the passage, the educational system in Japan_____. A. will have dramatic changes
B. is good at teaching English
C. is much criticized
D. will make some improvement in its English examination system
75. It can be inferred that if a Japanese student is required to take an English grammar exam, he _____. A. will possibly fail
B. will probably do well on it
C. may consult an English dictionary
D. will admit he can't do it
Questions 76 to 80 are based on the same passage or dialog. Learning a foreign language is not a matter of reading some grammar rules or some vocabulary words-although those are important activities not to be ignored. Acquiring (学到) a language is learning a skill, not a body of information. It's much more like learning to swim or ride a bike than it is like learning about the Second World War. That is, you must not only understand the ideas and have information at hand, but also make your body accustomed (习惯于) to using that information in physical (身体的) activity. In the case of learning a second language, the physical activity is speaking, listening, writing, and reading. You need, then, not only to learn and understand, but also to practice! Here are a few suggestions on effective practice/study techniques. 1. Make your mouth or hand do what your mind is learning. Study out loud. Go to the lab and work with tapes. Study with a friend, practicing speaking and listening. Try to write sentences or a short paragraph using the skills you have practiced with your own lips. 2. Study day by day. You cannot get by in a foreign language course by cramming (临时抱佛脚) at the last minute. You may be able to "learn" vocabulary items that way, but you cannot teach your mouth to use them in sentences. 3. Sometimes go back and review "old" topics and vocabulary. Language learning is cumulative
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(累积的). The new skills you learn build upon the old skills you learned in the past. The more you "recycle" (循环) familiar information and skills, the better you will be able to take in new ones. 4. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Self-consciousness (害羞) can be a strong barrier to learning a language. Perhaps part of the reason small children readily learn languages is that they are not afraid of making mistakes.
76. The main idea of the first paragraph is______. A. memorizing vocabulary words is necessary in language learning
B. learning to swim is quite similar to learning about the Second World War
C. understanding the ideas is more important than anything else
D. language learning is a process of acquiring different language skills
77. One of the major benefits of studying with a friend is that _____________ . A. it makes one talk and listen in a particular language
B. it builds the friendship between two friends
C. friends can share tapes or other learning materials
D. one studies better with a friend
78. Cramming is not helpful in learning a language because _________. A. it is of little use to study without a clear purpose
B. nothing can be learned through cramming
C. anything learned that way can hardly be put into use
D. one may not find enough time to use at the last minute
79. The purpose of reviewing old topics is _____________________________. A. to build up a good base for new skills
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B. to enjoy the good ideas contained in them C. to throw away the old, useless information
D. to avoid making mistakes in the future
80. Which of the following is the best title for the passage? A. Why Children Are Able to Learn a Language Better Than Grown-ups?
B. A Few Suggestions on Studying a Foreign Language
C. Why Learning a Foreign Language Is More Difficult Than Anything Else?
D. An Introduction to Language Teaching and Learning
Questions 81 to 85 are based on the same passage or dialog. When I was in the 7th grade, I had a lot of trouble reading. My mother used to sit by my side, and explain each paragraph of each school reading assignment to me because I didn't understand what I was reading. She would have to read each paragraph to me. And then after each paragraph, she told me the general meaning of what we just read. In class, I tried to hide the fact that I couldn't read. My teachers gave us the last ten minutes of class to start our reading homework, and I would sit there for ten minutes staring at the page, pretending I was reading it. I remember a terrible feeling of not wanting to get into trouble for not being able to understand. I had to wait until I got home so my mother could explain it to me. How did I ever get into Cornell University? By the 8th grade I started understanding a little on my own, but I was reading at a very slow speed. I got hold of all the speed-reading books I could get my hands on. I read them all very slowly at the time. I even went out and took a course on speed-reading. Then I developed my own way which was easier and produced quicker results. I started practicing these techniques every day, and as I started to read faster, my understanding increased. I found that I stopped daydreaming and thinking about other things while I was reading, and started getting the larger meaning. I was reading faster and comprehending better. I found that when you read slowly, word-by-word, you get lost in the words, lose the bigger picture, and your comprehension drops. When you read faster, your comprehension goes up because instead of getting lost in the words, you see the general picture.
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A. she often forgot her school reading assignments B. she had difficulty reading with comprehension
C. she had a poor vocabulary and very bad grammar
D. she always looked elsewhere when asked to read
82. The writer would pretend to be reading in the last 10 minutes of class because _________________________. A. she was afraid of being found out
B. the reading class was terrible
C. she had to do what others were doing
D. her mother told her to do so
_______________________. A. she entered Cornell University
B. she took a course on speed reading
C. her mother helped her
D. she developed her own way of reading
84. From her own experience, the writer found that _________________. A. one's comprehension drops if one reads too slowly
B. in order to understand better, one has to read slowly
C. one does not pay enough attention to information if one reads fast
D. many people read fast in order to save time
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85. The writer wrote the passage in order to ___________________. A. prove to readers the importance of higher education
B. tell a story in honor of her mother
C. give a detailed description of different reading skills
D. prove the importance of reading fast
Part 7 Fill in the Blanks (with the Initial Letters Provided)
(Each item: 1)
Directions:Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the help of the first letter(s).
Use only ONE word to fill in each blank.
86. After more than 20 years of achieving very little, research into tuberculosis is just now beginning to
the benefits of developments in medical treatment.
him that he had no idea of what was going on in his own family.
88. Chinese is still the main learning.
of instruction in China for English language
89. "What would you like?" "Just a cup of tea and a slice of
90. She played the piano as well as she could, but the sounds that came out were
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91. Her sister, 10-year-old Claire, was not get into trouble for it.
that people could make rude jokes and
92. Since April, the school has received 53 letters of praise.
and 1, 344 letters of
93. A couple of books are
of mention since they are related to the topic.
94. It was not a than two days.
attack and Dr. Galbraith promised that I would be up in less
95. When I first came to and became accident.
, I didn't remember anything about the
96. She walked over to Stephen and began talking to him without waiting for Mrs. Dodge to make
97. For the next two hours she was as she had expected.
in the film, which turned out to be as good
98. Repeated attempts to decide the cause of the disaster had getting enough information.
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99. Regular smoking olds.
from 1 percent of 10 year olds to 30 percent of 15 year
100. Good teamwork is a
tool for effective management.
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