呼伦贝尔学院 2008 级 公共外语 本科 《大学英语 A 》期末试卷Ⅱ 2008—2009 学年 第二学期 考试时间 120 分钟 满分 100 分
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7. _____ speak more accurately, but he spoke more natur
ally. A. Not only he B. Not that he C. Not only did he D. Not that does he 8. A great deal had been done to improve their social status; ____________. A. the restrictions that prevented blacks from voting gone B. gone was the restrictions that prevented blacks from voting C. the restrictions were gone that prevented blacks from voting
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I. Vocabulary & Structure ( 30` ) Directions: There are 30 incomplete statements here. You are required to complete each statement by choosing the appropriate answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D.
D. gone were the restrictions that prevented blacks from voting 9. This dictionary costs _____ as the other one. A. as twice B. as many twice C. as much twice D. twice as much 10. In his time, he enjoyed a reputation _____, if not _____, Mozart’s. A. as great as…greater than C. as great… greater than 11. I can’t drink ______ this. A. coffee as sweet as C. as sweet coffee as 12. Can you tell us ______? A. who that man is C. what is that man A. the city was A. After A. Before A. maintenance B. was the city B. Before B. Until B. maintainable B. sweet coffee as D. coffee so sweet as B. who is that man D. whom that man is C. when the city was C. While C. After C. maintainability D. was when the city D. When D. Beyond D. maintain B. as great as … greater D. as great … greater
1. This book is an attempt _____ English and recognize how it is used. A. helping you to use C. helping you use emotional depth to her songs. A. giving B. being given C. to give D. to be given 3. Started in 1970, Earth Day has become an annual international event ______ concerns B. to help you use D. help you to use
2. Billie Holiday’s reputation as a great jazz blues singer rested on her ability ______
about environment issues such as pollution. A. dedicated to raising C. dedicates to raise B. dedicated raising D. that dedicates to raising C. to have led to C. for D. being led to D. into
13. Not until the year of 1954 ______ made the capital of this country. 14._____ Mary was writing a letter, the children were playing outside. 15. ______ recently, Anna worked as a teacher in Japan. 16.The pilot asked everyone to _____ calm and control during the turbulence. 17. An Olympic Marathon is 26 miles and 385 yards, approximately ______ from D. He was Marathon to Athens.
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4. Then the speaker went into the various factors ________ the present economic crisis. 系（分院） A. to lead to A. of B. leading to B. with 5. It was a vast stretch of country _______ cities all the way into the distance. 6. _____ a professor of chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John Smith established the first chemistry laboratory in the United States. A. While B. Being C. Although
A. distance 任课教师 A. promptly Pennsylvania.
B. that is the distance B. presently
C. the distance C. quickly
D. the distance is D. directly
18. The policemen went into action _____ when they heard the alarm. 19. American author John Updike, ______ , spent his childhood in Shillington, A. was the only child of a high school mathematics teacher B. whom the only child of a high school mathematics teacher C. the only child of a high school mathematics teacher D. he was the only child of a high school mathematics teacher 20. You see the lightning ______ it occurs, but you hear the thunder later. A. the instant B. for an instant B. Because C. on the instant C. The very moment B. in walked Isabella D. walked Isabella in C. combined B. was responsible for D. is responsible for B. feeling impassioned by D. have passion for C. blurring C. Where D. How D. burs D. have combined D. in an instant 21. ______ she was out of sight, he started to miss her.
29. She had milk and cookies waiting ________. A. when I came home from school C. from school when I came home A. That B. Which B. while I came home from school D. I came home while from school D. What
30. _______ we are doing has never been done before. C. Whether
II. Cloze ( 10` )
Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D .You should choose the one answer that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet. New comers to the United Stats are often 31 D. Directly when seem so different from schools they know in is based on the 3 4 that children 35 be the 3 7 other 39 33 to learn to think by the schools. American schools 3 2 parts of the world．American education 36 themselves．The schoo1 should
22. Just then ______ with a radiant face. A. did Isabella walk C. walked in Isabella
where they learn to do this．38 ，children learn the three“R”s (Reading， .They also learn 40 41 be independent，how to make their own judgment and and interests．The American teacher does not 42 the ．She wants them to for their
Writing and Arithmetic)，history and government (often called social studies)and many how to develop their own children in her class to sit 46 48
23. The recipe said ______ the flour and the sugar. A. will combine B. to combine 24. The neighbor asked if the girls ______ for breaking his window last night.
43 hands folded quietly and to say 44
A. were responsible C. are responsible for A. feel passionately about
listen attentively，to ask questions．She knows that
45 children learn from books is 49 to see how
． She also knows that, it is necessary for them to know how to use this 47 and development．During Open School Week，parents have a 50 ． C. surprised C. some time C. another C. opinion C．dared C. with D. afraid D. some times D. the other D. thinking D. needed D. against B. glad B. sometimes B. other B. promise B. need B. for
25. The boy ______ golf and played everyday. 系（分院） C. felt passionate about A. blur A. While B. blurred B. If
American education 31．A. happy 32．A. sometime 33．A. all 34．A. idea 35．A. dare 36．A. of
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26. The road was ______ by the heavy rain on the windshield. 27._______she was asleep, thieves broke in and stole her handbag. 28. Just _____ the two men were leaving, a message arrived.
37．A. area 任课教师 38．A. By school 39．A. lessons 40．A. how to 41．A. skill 42．A.1et 43．A. with 学号 44．A. much 45．A. that 46．A. useless 47．A. study 48．A. future 姓名 49．A. chance 50．A. goes
B. space B. In school B. subjects B. what to B. skills B. want B. over B. anything B. what B. necessary B. aim B. growth B. interest B. works
C. room C. Out school C. objects C. when to C. ability C. make C. above C. something C．／ C. important C．work C. growing C. ability C.1earns
D. place D. From schoo1 D. knowledge D. where to D. abilities D. think D. across D. nothing D. which D. unimportant D．1earning D. tomorrow D. possibility D. develops
meal，and，when John got home，we sat down to eat chicken with rice．He tried to enjoy the meal but seemed disturbed．Twice he got up and went outside，saying he thought he heard a noise ． The third time he left ． 1 went to the window to see what he was doing． Looking out， I saw John standing about three feet from the rubbish bin， holding the lid up with a stick and looking into the container．When I came out of the house，he dropped the stick and explained that there was something alive in our rubbish bin．Picking up the stick again， he held the 1id up enough for me to see． I felt cold． But I stepped closer and looked harder．Without doubt it was my work．The hot sun had caused the dough to double in size and the fermenting yeast(酵母)made the surface shake and sigh as though It were breathing． It looked like some unknown being from outer space． I could see why John was so shaken．I had to admit what the“living thing" was and why it was there．I don’t know who was more embarrassed by the whole thing--- John or me． 51. The writer ’s purpose in writing this story is A．to tell an interesting experience B．to show the easiest way out of a difficulty C．to describe the trouble facing a newly married woman D．to explain the difficulty of learning to cook from books 52.Why did the woman’s attempt at making the bread turn out to be unsuccessful ? A．The canned orange had gone bad． B．She didn’t use the right kind of flour． C．The cookbook was hard to understand． D．She did not follow the directions closely． 53．Why did the woman put the dough in the rubbish bin? A．She didn’t see the use of keeping it． B．She meant to joke with her husband． C．She didn’t want her husband to see it． D．She hoped it would soon dry in the sun． 54．What made the dough in the bin look frightening? A. The rising and falling movement． B. The strange—looking marks．
III. Reading comprehension ( 30` )
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by 5 questions. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Passage 1 The easy way out isn’t always the easiest． I learned that lesson when I decided to treat John，my husband of one month，to a special meal．I glanced through my cookbook and chose a menu which included homemade bread．Knowing the bread
would take time， I started on it as soon as John left for work． As I was not experienced in cooking ， thought if dozen was good ， two dozen would be better ， So I doubled everything．As John loved oranges，I also opened a can of orange and poured it all into the bowl ． Soon there was a sticky dough( 面 团 ) ， covered with ugly yellowish marks．Realizing I had been defeated，I put the dough in the rubbish bin outside so I wouldn’t have to face John laughing at my work．I went on preparing the rest of the
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C. Its shape. 任课教师 Because she was_____________.
D. Its size the window.
America money is everything. It is more important than friendship, honor or professional morality. Secondly, foreigners are still being unfairly treated .so when we talk about America, we should see both its good and bad sides. 56. The author ’s roommate offered to help him because_______________. A. he felt sorry for the author B. he thought it was a chance to make some money C. he knew the doctor was a very good one D. he wanted the author to have a good lawyer 57. A good lawyer is essential for the author to_____________. A. be properly treated B. talk with the person responsible for the accident C. recover before he leaves America D. eventually get the responsible party to pay for his injury 58. The underlined word“charge”in the passage means_____________. A. be responsible A. friendly B. accuse C. ask as a price C. professional D. claim D. busy 59. Both the doctor and the lawyer in this passage are very___________. B. greedy 60.What conclusion can you draw from this story? A. Going to court is something very common in America. B. One must be very careful while driving a car. C. There are more bad sides in America than good sides. D. Money is more important than other things in the US. Passage3 I hear many parents complaining that their teenage children are rebelling，I wish it were so．At your age you ought to be growing away from your parents. You should be learning to stand on your own two feet．But take a good look at the present rebellion．It seems that teenagers are all taking the same way of showing that they disagree with their parents． Instead of striking out boldly on their own ，most of them are clutching at
55．When John went out the third time，the woman looked out of A．surprised at his being interested in the bin B．afraid that he would discover her secret C．unhappy that he didn’t enjoy the meal Passage2 ’
D．curious to know what disturbed him
I came to study in the United States a year ago. Yet I did not know the American society until I was injured in a car accident because after the accident I had to see a doctor and go to court. After the accident my roommate called a doctor for me . I was very grateful and
determined to repay him one day. But the next day,
he asked me to pay him $200 for
what he had done , I was astonished. He had a good reason to charge me, he said. And if I wanted to collect money from the person who was responsible for my injury I’d have to have a good lawyer. Now that he had helped me to find a good doctor, it was only fair that I should pay him. But every time I went to see the doctor, I had to wait about 50 minutes .He would see two or three patients at the same time, and often stop treating one as to see
another .Yet he charged me $115 each time. The final examination report consisted of ten lines and it cost me $215. My lawyer was all with smiles the first time we met. But after that he avoided seeing me at all. He knew very well the other party was responsible for the accident,
yet he hardly did anything .He simply waited to collect his money. He was so irresponsible that I decided to dismiss him, and he made me pay him $770.Now I had to act as my own lawyer. Due to my inexperience, I told the insurance the date I was leaving America. Knowing that they played for time, ? and I left without getting a cent. My experiences taught me two things about America: Firstly, in a country like
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(attempting to seize)one another ’s hands of reassurance. They claim they want to dress as they please．But they all wear the same clothes. 任课教师 They set off in new directions in music．But somehow they all end up crowded round listening to the same record． Their reason for thinking or acting in thus-and-such a way is that the crowd is doing it．They have come out of their cocoon(蚕茧)__into a larger cocoon. It has become harder and harder for a teenager to stand up against the popularity wave and to go his or her own way．Industry firmly carved out a teenage market. These 学号 days every teenager can learn from the advertisements what a teenager should have and be．And many of today’s parents have come to award high marks for the popularity of their children．All this adds up to a great barrier for the teenager who wants to find his or her own path. But the barrier is worth climbing over．The path is worth following. You may want to 姓名 listen to classical music instead of going to a party．you may want to collect rocks when everyone else is collecting records．you may have some thoughts that you don’t care to share at once with your classmates． Well， go to it． Find yourself． Be yourself． Popularity will come with the people who respect you for who you are．That’s the only kind of 级 popularity that really counts． 61．The author ’s purpose of writing this passage is to tell____________. A. readers how to be popular in with around 专业 B. teenagers how to learn to decide things for themselves C. parents how to control and guide their children D. people how to understand and respect each other 62．According to the author，many teenagers think they are brave enough to act on their 系（分院） own，but，in fact，most of them_________. A. have much difficulty understanding each other B. lack confidence C. dare not cope with problems D. are very much afraid of getting lost 63. Which of the following is NOT true according to the passage? A. There is no popularity that really counts．
B. what many parents are doing is in fact hindering their children from finding their own paths． C. It is not necessarily bad for a teenager to disagree with his or her classmates． D. Most teenagers claim that they want to do what they like to，but they are actually doing the same． 64．The author thinks of advertisements as_________________. A. convincing B. influential C .instructive D. authoritative 65.During the teenage years，one should learn to_____________. A. differ from others in as many ways as possible B. get into the right season and become popular C. find one’s real self D. rebel against parents and the popularity waves Passage 4 Under normal conditions the act of communication requires the presence of at least two persons：one who sends and one who receives the communication．In order to communicate thoughts and feelings，there must be a conventional system of signs or symbols which mean the same to the sender and the receiver． The means of sending communications are too numerous and varied for systematic classification ； therefore ， the analysis must begin with the means of receiving communication．Reception of communication is achieved by our senses．Sight，heating， and touch play the most important roles．Smell and taste play very limited roles，for they cannot receive intellectual expression from fully developed systems of signs and symbols． Examples of visual communication are gesture and mimicry(模仿)．Although both frequently accompany speech，there are systems that rely solely on sight，such as those used by deaf and dumb persons．Another means of communication visually is by signals of fire， smoke， flags， of flashing lights． Feelings may be simply communicated by touch， such as by hand shaking or backslapping，although a highly developed system of hand stroking ( 击 掌 ) has enabled blind ， deaf, and dumb persons to communicate
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intelligently．Whistling(吹口哨)to someone，applauding(鼓掌)in a theater，and other forms of communication by sound rely up on the ear as a receiver．The most fully 任课教师 developed form of auditory communication is, of course，the spoken language． The means of communication mentioned so far have two features in common： they last only a short time and the persons involved must be relatively close to each other．Therefore，all are restricted in time and space． 66. The author explains that he will deal with reception of communication first because___________. 学号 A. communication actually takes place when the message is received． B. there are more means of receiving than of sending communications． C. reception of communications involves use of the senses． D. it is difficult to organize by type the means of sending communications． 67. Persons who cannot see， hear， or speak are able to communicate through a system 姓名 of____________. A. gesturing is____________. 级 A. gesturing B. handshaking C. backslapping D. hand stroking 69．The author specifically mentions that speech is___________ ． A. often used when communicating by touch． 专业 B. necessary highly developed system of communication． C. the only highly developed system of communication． D. the most developed form of communication based on hearing． 70．Which of the following statements about communication by touch is true? 系（分院） A. Touch is less important than taste as a means of communication． B. There is no well-developed system of communication based on touch． C. It is possible to communicate intelligently by touch alone． D. Touch must accompany visual communication． B. backslapping C. handshaking D. hand stroking 68. A form of visual communication often used with a type of auditory communication
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呼伦贝尔学院 2008 级 公共外语 本科 《大学英语 A 》期末试卷Ⅱ 2008—2009 学年 第二学期 考试时间 120 分钟 满分 100 分
题 号 得 分 评卷人 一 二 三 四 五 六 总 分
2. I have been ___ through these old papers to see what can be thrown away.( ) ) 3. The artist ___ her work and explained her love of art in detail.( ( 5. ( ) ) ) ) ) ) )
4 ． To invest in the IT industry is considered by many a ___ business venture. It’s the company’s policy to ___ short-term profits for the sake of long-term growth.
6. After ___ church, the family would go home for dinner.( 7. The little girl has a good imagination;she can make up___ stories.( 8. The children were told to ___ in the school hall.( 9． A good education and hard work seem to be a ___ for success. ( 10. After talking with him that night, her attitude changed ___.(
IV. Translate the following sentences into Chinese (10`) 1. Although they were promised better housing in the North, some families were forced to live in overcrowded and unhealthy quarters. 2.The American healthcare system underwent some rather profound self-reform, driven by powerful market forces. 3. He refused to do his share of the chores, which annoyed the others.
Direction: For this part you are asked to write a composition no less than 120 words ，and base you r composition on the outline below: 某国外媒体希望了解现代中国大学生对经典文学著作的态度。假使你经过调查，得到以下数据。 请根据以下数据写一篇报道给该媒体。 1.叙述中国中学生对待经典文学名著的态度； 2.对此发表你的看法。 总人数 每天阅读 0 经常阅读 5 偶尔阅读 15 从来不读 20
班 4. So far we have put together only the framework of the theory. 5. Many of the early settlers were rebelling against conditions at home. They took great risks in order to establish a new land.
（经典文学著作 classic works of literature）
V. Replace the words or expressions in the following sentences with the words or expressions given below. Change the form where necessary. (10`)
dramatically, favor, marvelous, formular, sort, reward, assemble, sacrifice, be passionate about, attend,
1．The teacher gave a ___ report on the boy’s work at school. (
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