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1.    — Sam, this is my friend, Jane.

     — _________________.

A. I’m Jack                             B. Glad to meet you, Jane

      C. Glad to meet you, Sam                D. Very well, thank you

2. — What’s the matter with you?

     — _________________.

A. It matters with you                   B. Not too bad

      C. I feel a bit sick                   D. That’s right

3.    — Could I talk to Prof. Lee?

     — _________________.

A. Yes, speaking                         B. Oh, it’s you

      C. I’m waiting for you                  D. I am the operator here

4. — I’ve got a bad cold today.

     — _________________.

A. Thank you for telling me               B. Oh, dear! I hope you get better soon

      C. It isn’t serious                    D. It’ll be better soon

5.    — Can you tell me where I can park the car?

     — _________________.

A. Yes, please                           B. It is made in America

      C. Well, just over there                D. The park is not very far

6. — What’s the best way to get to the Empire Hotel from here?

     — _________________.

A. It’s five blocks away                 B. Walking through the wood

      C. It’s a twenty-minute walk            D. Half an hour if we drive fast
7.    — You needn’t do the work till after the New Year.

     — _________________.

A. No, you needn’t                     B. Oh, good! Thank you.

      C. Happy New Year to you                D. I like the work

8. — Have a nice holiday, Ted.

     — _________________.

A. Yes, you’re right                        B. That’s all right

      C. Thank you, and you too              D. Good idea

9.    — How was the journey to London?

     — _________________.

A. It went very well                   B. It was a nine-hour plane journey

      C. I flew there                           D. I was very well

10. — Can you help me clear up the mess?

     — _________________.

A. Tell me who made it                  B. No trouble at all

      C. Yes, that’ll be all right            D. No problem

11. — Are you on holiday here?

     — _________________.

A. We are on holiday here, too           B. We live here, too

      C. No, we aren’t. We live here          D. Yes, we live here

12. — What’s the fare to the museum?

     — _________________.

A. Five hours                          B. Five o’clock

      C. Five miles                         D. Five dollars

13. — Is it going to be warm next week?

     — _________________.

A. Yes, it is                          B. I don’t believe it

      C. No, it hasn’t                      D. It changes all the time

14. — What do you usually do in your spare time?
   — _________________.

A. Yes, it’s my favorite time            B. Reading

     C. No, I’ll never do that               D. Do it by yourself

15. — Do you mind if I read the newspaper on the table?

   — _________________.

A. Good news for you                   B. Go ahead, please

     C. Yes, sure                           D. No, I can’t

16. — May I speak to Prof Li please?

   — _________________.

A. No, you can’t                    B. There’s no Prof Li

     C. I don’t know whether he’s out        D. I’m afraid you’ve got the wrong number

17. — Here you are, Sir.

   — _________________.

A. Yes, I’m here                       B. Yes, here we are

    C. All right                            D. Thank you very much

18. — So sorry to trouble you.

   — _________________.

A. It’s a pleasure                     B. It’s your fault

     C. I don’t think so                    D. I’m sorry, too

19. — Would you like a tea?

   — _________________.

A. Yes, please                          B. I like green tea

     C. Yes, I prefer coffee                 D. No, I don’t mind

20. — What does your English teacher look like?

   — _________________.

A. She likes singing                    B. She looks sad

     C. She likes to stay with us            D. She looks much like her mother

21. — How long will you be away from Italy?

  — _________________.
A. Yes, I’ll be in Italy                          B. About a month

       C. Yes, it’s a long way to Italy                  D. Since last month

22. — What’s the weather like in this area?

     — _________________.

A. Very well                                  B. It’s rainy

       C. Yes, it’s fine                                D. That’s all right

23. — How are you feeling now?

     — _________________.

A. Much better                                B. It’s OK

       C. Thank you                                  D. He’s all right

24. — What time does the train leave?

     — _________________.

A. On Tuesday                                 B. In the morning

       C. At half past five                             D. At night

25. — Have you ever been to Tokyo?

     — _________________.

A. No, I didn’t go there last year                B. No, but I hope to go there next year

       C. Tokyo is a busy city                          D. Yes, I’ll do it next time


1.        B            2.C          3. A                4.B               5.C

6.B              7.B          8.C                 9.A              10.D

11.C              12. D       13. A                14.B               15.B

16.D                   17.D                18.A                  19.A                  20. D

21.B              22.B         23.A                      24.C                   25.B



1. My watch has been losing time for the past week. It probably needs                    .

A. cleaning
B. to clean

C. cleaned

D. to be cleaning

2. We are going to have our office _________ to make room for a new engineer.

A. to rearrange

B. rearrange

C. rearranged

D. rearranging

3. Mary said to me, “If I had seen your bag, I ________ it to you.”

A. will return

B. would have returned

C. could return

D. must return

4. We shall have an opportunity to exchange _______ tomorrow.

A. sights

B. meanings

C. views

D. minds

5. Since this road is wet and slippery this morning, it __________ last night.

A. must rain

B. was raining

C. must have rained

D. may rain

6. You will get used to ________ here when you have settled down.

A. living

B. live

C. lives

D. lived

7. She is very careful. She _______ very few mistakes in her work.
A. does

B. takes

C. makes

D gets

8. Unfortunately the poor girl can’t do anything but ________ all her belongings at a low price.

A. to sell

B. sell

C. selling

D. sold

9. Do you think Tommy is ______________ the truth?

A.        saying

B.        speaking

C.        telling

D.    talking

10. _______________ she couldn’t understand was why fewer and fewer went to him for help.

A.        That

B.        What

C.        When

D.    Where

11.. They were asked to avoid _______ any water which had not been boiled.

A. drinking

B. to drink

C. having

D. not to be drunk

12. John fell asleep _______ he was listening to the music.

A. after

B. before

C. while

D. as soon as
13. 1 have taken many photos. I’m going to get the film ________

A. being developed

B. developed

C. developing

D. to be developed

14. If the weather had been good, the children ________ out for a walk.

A. had gone

B. would go

C. could have gone

D. went

15. The car won’t start because the battery has________.

A. run out

B. run over

C. run down

D. run off

16. The hall was almost empty. There were ________ people in it.

A. little

B. a little

C. few

D. a few

17. Before joining the army, he spent a lot of time in the village ________ he belonged.

A. which

B. to which

C. to where

D. at which

18. The doctor advised her _______ enough rest before going back to work.

A. get

B. to get

C. gets
D. got

19. _______ of them has a bedroom and a study.

A. Every

B. Both

C. Each

D. All

20. The workers are busy _______ models for the exhibition.

A. to make

B. with making

C. being making

D. making

21. My boss is _________ holding pointless meetings. It really annoys me.

A. never         B. always           C. sometimes         D. seldom

22. That dinner was the most expensive meal we _____________.

A. would have          B. have had    C. have ever had            D. had ever had

23. Robert is said __________ abroad, but I don’t know what country he studied in.

A. to have been studying                      B. to study

C. to be studying                         D. to be studied

24 – If he ____________, he ____________ that food.

    -- Luckily he was sent to the hospital immediately.

A. was warned; would not take            B. had been warned; would not have taken

C. would be warned; had not taken          D. would have been warned; had not taken

25. I was sick, but I __________ it at the weekend.

A. got by           B. got over       C. got away            D. got at

26. John was bored, _________ he left his life in England.

    A. in addition           B. so      C. however             D. furthermore

27. These new processes _____________.

A. should be controlled                 B. should control

C. should be controlling                D. should controlled
28. This is very important. You __________ remember to shut down your computer every evening.

A. ought       B. must             C. should             D. can

29. John Walters claimed that this lack of information ___________ in negative feelings towards the

A. have resulted          B. had resulted        C .resulted         D. results

30. _________ you change your mind, I won’t be able to help you.

A. When              B. Unless            C. While             D. As

31. It is one of the best concerts I ____________.

A. went to           B.go to            C.have ever been to          D. had gone to

32. He _________ his father for both of them love walking in the countryside.

A. looks              B. is like         C. looks like             D. like

33. Then she cheered ______ a lot when they got ______ the taxi.

A. up… over            B. of… into             C. of… over             D. up… into

34. Does this patient’s record need ___________ now? No, you can finish it later.

A. complete            B. to complete          C. completing           D. completed

35. Could you tell me ________?

A.    how long you live here

B.    how long have you lived here

C.    how long you have lived here

D.    how long did you live here

36. There are many cities _________ very fast.

A. expand          B. expanded        C. to expand                D. expanding

37.Last year _________________ of new books were published on environmental protection.

A. hundreds          B. a hundred          C. the hundred                    D. one hundred

38. Waste electrical goods _______________ safely.

A. must dispose of                    B. must be disposed of

C.must be disposing of                  D. must to be disposed of

39. There is a lot of crime on television. _________ other issues are pushed out.

A. Therefore            B. However        C. But            D. Furthermore
40. China is no longer what it ___________.

A. used to be                                B. was used to being

C.used to being                              D. was used to be

41. I __________________ reading the novel by the end of this week.

A. shall finish      B.shall be finished       C. shall has finished        D. shall have finished

42. He didn’t want anything to eat because he ________________ already eaten.

A. has                B. have               C. had                     D. having

43. The best thing __________________ to sleep.

A. to do is           B. doing is            C. to do             D. is to do

44. You had better _____________ a coat with you.

A. -              B. to take            C. take              D. taking

45. The food was _____________ good, but not good enough for me to eat there again.

A. very                B. quite              C. really            D. absolutely

46. He has three companies ___________________.

A. employing 50 people each                         B. employing each 50 people

C. each employ 50 people                            D. employing 50 each people

47. She was _____________ late that she missed the last train.

A. -                  B. too                C. so                D. such

48. Could you tell me __________________?

A. where I can find a toilet                 B. where can I find a toilet

C. where I have found a toilet                      D. where have I found a toilet

49. The new computer allows me _______________ work more efficiently.

A. to                 B. -                  C. at               D. for

50. The trip to the countryside was great ___________.

A. funny               B. funnily            C. fun          D. funness


1.A                  2.C             3.B              4.C           5.C

6.A                  7.C             8.B              9.C           10.B

11. A              12. C            13. B            14. C         15.A
16. C              17. B              18. B              19. C            20. D

21. B        22. D          23. A              24. B          25. B

26. B        27. A             28. B          29. B            30. B

31. C        32. B           33. D        34. C               35. C

36. D        37. A                     38. B          39. A       40. A

41. D              42. C              43. A             44. C             45. B

46. A              47. C               48. A             49. A                 50. C



Passage 1

The biggest adventure I’ve ever had was trekking in Thailand. We hired a guide (1)_____us to a
village in the jungle. We didn’t know that he (2)_____ there before. (3)_____ we reached the village,
we wouldn’t be able to find somewhere to sleep, (4)_____ we wanted to get there in about 8 hours.
After two hours we all realised we were lost. The (5)_____ we walked, the more confused we became.
Luckily after a further 4 hours we met some hunters. They didn’t speak the same language as our
guide, but we were able to (6)_____ that we were lost. They (7)_____ us towards the village. It was
after dark when we arrived there. We had been walking (8)_____ over 14 hours and we were (9)_____
exhausted. We had been very lucky; if we (10)____ the hunters, we would have had to sleep in the

1. A) take             B) for taking              C) to take               D) taken

2. A) has never been             B) had never been               C) never went          D) didn’t go

3. A) Unless                  B) If                    C) When                     D) As

4. A) so           B) but                  C) in addition                D) for

5. A)        far              B) furthest               C) further                D) more far

6. A)        get at            B) get around             C) get by                 D) get across

7. A) misdirected          B) redirected              C) undirected             D) disdirected

8. A)        for           B) since           C) at                    D) in

9. A) very             B) absolutely              C) fairly                D) much

10. A) had met                 B) haven’t met                   C) have met            D) hadn’t met

Passage 2
Scientists are working hard to develop better aerials for mobile phones, a spokesman for Phikia
Phones said today. ‘It really (11) ______ users when they lose the signal in the middle of a call, so we
are developing new aerials that will enable users (12) _______ stronger signals. Many users reported
that when they (13) _______, the signal was often lost’, said the spokesman. The new aerals are
designed to avoid (14) ______ the signal by receiving the message on a wider range of radio
frequencies. ‘We (15) _______ that this is a major concern for phone users’ said the spokesman. The
new phones have a flexible external aerial, which users will have (16) ______ touching their ear or
head. The aerials (17) ______ make the phones able to pick up a wider range of signals. The company
spokesman insisted (18) ______ this was not a potential danger – “(19) ______ safety regulation has
been followed”, he told our reporter. “If (20) ______ one of these phones this morning, I wouldn’t
have missed my train coming here”, joked the spokesman.

11. A. irritates        B. is irritating        C. irritated         D. irritate

12. A. receive          B. received            C. to receive         D. receiving

13. A. are travelling       B. were travelling          C. travel       D. was traveling

14. A. losing           B. lose            C. lost            D. to lose

15. A. learnt       B. had learnt           C. have learnt          D. are learning

16. A. used to          B. to used to       C. get used to           D. to get used to

17. A. to           B. --             C. are             D. will

18. A. on           B. to               C. what           D. that

19. A. --           B. All              C. Every           D. Any

20. A. I had         B. I’d had            C. I’d have          D. have

Passage 3

Ian and Shiree are a very unusual couple. Although they (21) ________ in the heart of London, they
try to grow as much of their own food as possible. At the moment they (22) _______ an allotment
from the local council to grow food on, but they plan (23) ________ more land soon. ‘We (24)
_________ growing our own food five years ago’, said Ian, ‘Since then we (25)__________ about
half of the vegetables we need and a quarter of the fruit. We (26)________ on the allotment for three
years. We (27)________ our own garden before that.’ They do not plan to stop there though, ‘By this
time next year we (28)________ enough land to grow about 75% of our food’, said Ian. Why do they
do this? ‘We (29)________ about the chemicals used to grow our food’, said Shiree. ‘More and more
people (30)________ the same in the future’, predicted Shiree.

21. A. live         B.lived                    C. have lived               D. had lived

22. A. rent          B.have rented                 C.     are renting          D. have rented

23. A . buy         B. to buy              C. buying                    D. bought

24..A. start              B. would start        C. have started             D. started

25 A. grew                B. have grown            C. have been growing              D. have been grown

26. A. work          B. worked              C. have been working                   D. had worked
27. A. used         B. have only used           C. have only been using      D. had only used

28. A. will have bought B. will buy           C. are buying          D. are going to buy

29. A. are worrying           B. will worry          C. worry         D. worried

30. A. are doing         B. are going to do       C. will have done D. do

Passage 4

                                                          2 Patten Close


                                                          DJ5 6XX

                                                          16 April 2003

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing (31)_________________ about a recent stay at your hotel, The Grand. My wife and I
arrived on 21st March and stayed for two nights.

Firstly we waited twenty minutes at reception because there was nobody (32)_________________ the
desk. Then we waited a further twenty minutes because the receptionist could not find our booking.
(33)_________________our luggage was left unattended in reception for three hours until we finally
took it to our room ourselves.

Our room was not available immediately when we arrived. Therefore we had to wait another hour
(34)_________________ we could go to the room. When we saw the room, it had two single beds and
we (35)_________________ a double bed, so we had to change it. Unfortunately the second room was
on the top floor and the lift was (36)_________________. And although we had asked for a room with
a sea view, it was facing the road.

Although the food in the restaurant was quite good, we were unhappy with the (37)__________ we
received. We had booked an evening meal inclusive in the price of the room. Consequently we did not
take money to the dining room and then discovered (38)_________________ we had to pay for the
wine immediately. Unfortunately, the waiters were rude and (39)_________________. However the
manager did agree that we could pay the wine bill in the morning.

To sum up I was most dissatisfied with the entire experience and I expect full compensation for the
inconvenience caused.

I look forward (40)_________________ from you.

Yours faithfully,

Arthur Mullard

31. A. complain           B. to complain            C. complained            D. complaining

32. A. in                B. from                  C. to                       D. at

33. A. Moreover           B. Although                C. So                  D. Because

34. A. after             B. while                 C. during                D. before
35. A. asked for          B. ask for                     C. had asked for             D. have asked for

36. A. out of order               B. in order            C. disorder                 D. bad order

37. A. money                     B. letter               C. food                    D. service

38. A. why                B. that                 C. when                    D. where

39. A. help               B. helpful               C. unhelpful                D. helpless

40. A. to hearing         B. hearing                C. to hear                       D. to be hearing

Passage 5

I was travelling alone in Western Australia last year, and one day I set 41       to climb a high peak in
that area. Although in the summer there are many tourists, I was there out of season 42___________
there weren’t any tour groups. Soon after I reached the top, it began to drizzle and the fog came
43       . Very soon, it was so thick 44       I couldn’t even make out the path. I take my phone with
me everywhere 45            you never know when you will need it. Eventually I called my dad,
46         was 9,000 miles away in the UK. He told me to phone the local emergency services, but I
felt 47       stupid that I didn’t want to. 48        , my dad realised this and made up his mind to call
them himself. The rescuers called me 49            my mobile to find out exactly where I was, but
unfortunately the battery ran out after five seconds. I lay down under a rock and waited – it was nearly
night-time and I was cold and wet. Just as they were about to call off the search for the night, they
found me. Fortunately one rescuer had said ‘Let’s try for just five more minutes.’ 50          they had
given up, I would have died.

41. A. away              B. off                   C.over            D. up

42. A. because               B. so                    C. however                    D. therefore

43. A. off                   B. away                  C. over                       D. down

44. A. which             B. what                 C. why                     D. that

45. A. so               B. therefore             C. because                 D. as a result

46. A. who              B. that                  C. which                   D. whom

47. A. such              B. so                   C. very                    D. really

48. A. Luckily           B. Lucky                  C. Unlucky                 D. Unluckily

49. A. in               B. with                  C. on                      D. at

50. A. If                B. When                  C. Unless                  D. After

Passage 6

Dealing with waste is a huge global problem. Unfortunately, many people don’t usually think much
about what happens 51         their old fridge when they update to the latest model. A few just dump it
52       the street without another thought.

53        , Britain currently has over a million old fridges rotting in dumps in fields and in warehouses
because the country does not have enough equipment to dispose 54______________ them. New
European Union regulations say that from 1 January 2002, all material 55            depletes the ozone
layer, such as CFC coolants, must 56____________              fridges before they are put in landfill sites.
It is 57       to take quite a while to solve the problem.

But it is not only fridges 58                    are difficult to get rid of. What about old computers, TVs and other
hi-tech junk? For example, Guangdong Province, in the southeast of China, has been suffering
59          problems caused by imported waste electrical goods like computers. Workers there have
been breaking up old computers to extract the recyclable parts like chips, and precious metals
60          gold and platinum.
51. A. to                        B. at               C. with                  D. for

52. A. from                      B. in               C. to                          D. off

53. A. Because                   B. So               C. However               D. As a result

54. A. off                       B. away             C. at                          D. of

55. A. what                      B. why              C. that                  D. who

56. A. remove from                                         B. removed from

C. be removed from                                 D. have removed from

57. A. like                B. likeness                   C. liking              D. likely

58. A. what                B. why                C. that                   D. who

59. A. from                B. at                 C. to                        D. with

60. A. as             B. like               C. and                    D. with


1. C        2. B       3. A               4. A             5. C

6. D        7. B          8. A            9. B             10. D

11. A       12. C             13. B          14. A           15. C

16. D       17. B                        18. D           19. C       20. B

21. A        22. C          23. B                24. D             25. B

26. C        27. D          28. A                29. C            30. B

31. B              32. D              33. A                 34. D             35. C

36. A              37. D                 38. B              39. C             40. A

41. B              42.B                  43. D              44. D             45.C
46. A            47. B          48. A           49. C         50. A

51. A            52. B          53. D          54. D          55. C

56. C           57. D          58. C         59. A           60. B




Blocks of “high-rise” flats have been built in large numbers in London and in many other big cities.
Just after the Second World War these big, twenty-to-thirty storey buildings, hundreds of feet in
height, were thought to be the ideal solution to the housing problem. For on the one hand, there was
severe housing shortage, but on the other hand, there was lack of space to build houses in urban areas.
Blocks of “high-rise” flats seemed, at first, to be able to solve the problem, since they can offer space
for more families to live in on less land. The beautiful, modern apartments in the high–rises were
much sought after by people who lived downtown. Hundreds of the vast blocks had been built before
anyone began to doubt about whether they were good solutions or not. Are they suitable places for
people, children especially, to live in? A well-known British architect, who personally designed many
of these buildings, now believes that the high-rises may well make those people who have been
housed in them suffer a great deal. Evidence has been collected by social workers, which suggests that
people do suffer. They complain about severe loneliness and deep depression living within these great
towers. People also talk about lack of communication with others, no easy access to a playground for
children, no chances for adults to get familiarized with each other. Many people say that they have
lived next door to each other for years in the same building, but they never know who their neighbors
are. Some experts say that a large number of people living in the high-rises suffer from mental
disorder and have even developed criminal tendencies. As a result of these new discoveries, plans for
new high-rise blocks are being reconsidered. We are now building up many high-rises in big cities
such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. Perhaps we should also reconsider the idea too.

1.      There was a big housing problem after the Second World War ____________.

A.       in London

B.       in the rural areas

C.       in many big cities

D.       in many countries

2.   Blocks of “high-rise” flats were thought to be the ideal solution to the housing problem, because

A.       there was severe house shortage in big cities

B.       there was less and less land to build houses in big cities

C.       they were modern and beautiful and much sought after by city people

D.       they were built on less land and were able to house a lot more people

3.      The sentence “Hundreds of the vast blocks had been built before anyone began to doubt about
whether they were good solutions or not.” means ____________.

A.    it was not until hundreds of the vast blocks had been built, people began to doubt about
whether they were good solutions or not

B.    hundreds of the vast blocks had not been built until anyone began to doubt about whether they
were good solutions or not

C.      people began to doubt about whether they were good solutions or not before hundreds of the
vast blocks had been built

D.     before hundreds of the vast blocks had been built, some people began to doubt about whether
they were good solutions or not

4.    The author takes a well-known British architect as an example to show us that ____________.

A.     he is very proud of his designing of many of the high-rises

B.     even a well-known designer of the high-rises believes they are no good for people

C.     even a well-known designer of the high-rises suffers personally

D.     high-rises are well-designed, modern buildings which meet people’s needs

5.    What is the greatest danger for people living in a high-rise according to some experts?

A.     Lack of communication with others.

B.     No easy access to a playground for children.

C.     Developing criminal tendencies.

D.     Not knowing the neighbors.


     Sura Elmer came to Shanghai last July from the Netherlands, and will remain here for the next
couple of years. He worked at the Holiday Inn Hotel as a sales manager, “One important part of my
job consists in staying in contact with consultant-generals here. With a white face, it is easier for me to
persuade people,” he said. Before working in Shanghai, he worked for a Holiday Inn Hotel in
Amsterdam. He was transferred here by an arrangement between the hotels in Shanghai and

     Asked to comment on the differences between working in China and Europe, he said: “If
anything, Chinese colleagues tend to be more serious, while we Dutch like to crack jokes,” he said. He
also said that in Amsterdam everything goes faster and with less people. “In the Netherlands, we have
to be efficient because salaries are high and companies cannot employ so many people as they do here
in China,” he said. He also said that he earned a bit more here than in the Netherlands, and
accommodation and meals are freely available. “I like Shanghai. Before coming here I had no idea
what China would be like. Now I have been here for nearly one year, I found people here friendly,
though I dislike people spitting on the ground.” He intended to work here for another two or three
years, depending on the hotel.

6.    From the passage, we know that Sura Elmer is ____________.

A.     a Dutch
B.     working for a Holiday Inn Hotel in Amsterdam

C.     one of the consultant-generals

D.     going to stay in Shanghai for quite long

7.   Sura Elmer came to Shanghai, ____________.

A. as he signed a contract with Holiday Inn Hotel in Shanghai

B.   because he wants to know something about China

C.    for he likes Shanghai very much

D.    according to an agreement between the hotels in Shanghai and Amsterdam

8. Sura Elmer’s impression on his Chinese colleagues is that they ____________ than his
colleagues in the Netherlands.

A. do everything faster

B.   are more serious

C. are more efficient

D. earn a little more

9. In the second paragraph, the sentence, “…accommodation and meals are freely available” means

A.     accommodation and meals are offered in free time in the hotel

                  B. Sura Elmer eats and sleeps in the hotel free of charge

C. Sura Elmer can stay and eat in the hotel anytime he thinks necessary

D. except accommodation, meals are offered freely in the hotel

10. The thing that Sura Elmer dislikes in China is ____________.

A.    one does not have to work hard to be efficient

B.    salaries are lower than what people get in Amsterdam

C.    people spit on the ground

D.    there are more people doing less work


                                                Passage 3

I used to think education was the most important thing in my life. Recently my attitude has begun to
change, although I still hold that it is essential for everyone in the world today. As a top junior student
in my college, I was asked to make a speech on how to learn English well. Standing in front of the
audience facing so many freshmen, I was trembling. I didn’t remember any word that I had prepared. I
ran out of the conference room without finishing my speech, leaving everyone puzzled. I cried that
night in my room, feeling that I was a loser. Studying takes so much of my time that I feel unable to
really develop myself. I am just storing knowledge; yet fail to communicate with others. I have
received many awards in school, but they don’t necessarily reflect anything about me. I don’t know
how to socialize. When I leave school I fear I will be of no use to society.

I realize that everyone has her or his own way of living. I want to change my lifestyle. Of course I will
keep studying. Yet I plan to look for a part time job, which might turn out to be a good chance to get
to know society. I still believe that working my hardest does make me happy. I will still stay on in
college, but I will not allow it to shelter me from the real world.

11.From this passage, we know that the author ____________.

A.     does not think education is the most important thing in her life any more

B.     thinks that communication with other people is more important than education

C.     realizes that it is more important to really develop oneself than just to store knowledge

D.     comes to learn how important it is to make a public speech

12. By saying that she is “a junior student” in her college, the author means that she is ____________.

A. a student in her third year in college

B. a very young college student

C. younger than most students in college

D. shorter than others in college

13. The author thinks the awards she has received ____________.

A. show that she is a top student

B. show how much time she has spent in learning

C. mean she only knows how to learn, but not how to socialize

D. don’t necessarily reflect her real self

14. The author fears that she will be of no use to society, mainly because ____________.

A.she feels she is a loser

B.she does not know how to communicate with others

C. studying takes too much of her time

D.she is unable to develop herself

15.Which of the following statements is not true according to the passage, when the author says that
she wants to find a part time job?

A. The job might enable her to get to know society.

B. She wants to change her lifestyle.
C. Working part time while studying will make her happy.

D. She wants to get some shelter from the real world.


35 Forest Avenue

                                                                   Dew’s Parker


                                                                   12, Nov.

Dear Bob,

I’m just writing to let you know our new address and to invite you to our house-warming party next
Saturday. I’m sorry about the lack of warning, but we’ve been busy moving house and I’ve had little
time for anything else. In any case, we only decided to hold the party last week when we found out
that cost of moving was not as high as we thought and we had a little cash to spare.

     We moved to here two days ago and we’ve been working non-stop ever since. This evening we
decided to have a few hours’ rest, so I’m writing a few invitations to some friends.

    You can do the trip from Bedford to Flinders in two hours now that the new motorway is open.
Dew’s Parker is rather difficult to find though, because it’s a new housing estate and few people know
where it is. Give us a ring when you are in the area and I’ll give detailed directions to you then. Our
number is 56889590.

     Barbara and I hope you can make it in spite of the short notice.

     All the best


P.S. We can fix you up with a place to sleep – I guess you can put up with a mattress on the floor!

16.This passage is a letter of ____________.

A.      an informal invitation

B.     a formal invitation

C.     thanks

D.      complaint

17.When Charles writes, “I’m sorry about the lack of warning”, he means that he is sorry that

A. he did not give Bob a warning when Bob was once in danger

B. he is short of money, so he is not able to help Bob

C. he should have given Bob a warning when he is in difficulty

D. he is not able to write this letter to Bob earlier
18.Charles and his wife decided to hold the house-warming party, mainly because ____________.

A. they decided to have a rest after being busy moving to the new house

B. they still had a little money left to afford the party

C. the new motorway was open

D. they wanted to meet their friends very much

19.From the letter we know that the new house that Charles moved in is ____________.

A. very big

B. two hours away from downtown

C. in a new housing estate

D. easy to find in the map

20.In the sentence “Barbara and I hope that you can make it …”, the phrase “make it” is used to say
that Bob can ____________.

A. manage to attend their party

B. find their new house in two hours

C. do the trip from Bedford to Flinders

D. put up with a mattress on the floor


          Dear Uncle Ric,

We were very sorry to hear that you are in hospital again, but I feel sure you’ll be out and about again
soon. It doesn’t sound very serious this time according to Auntie Ivy and in any case you have already
recovered from the operation so quickly.

      Malcolm has been working very hard all this year, because he is sitting some examinations this
month and he is determined to study History at the University of Oxford. Although the sun has been
shining all day today, he has been sitting at home reading about the history of the French Revolution.
Fortunately he loves books, especially history books. He spends all his time and money on books.

     James is totally different from his brother. He might be too young to know better. He gets bored
with school and studying. But he is very keen on games. He never stays indoors when the weather is
reasonably fine, and today he has been playing tennis for hours with his friends. He is fond of football,
but tennis is his favorite. He said that he wanted to become a professional player. His mother doesn’t
really approve.

Robin sends you her love. We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon. I am
sending this letter through the e-mail to Auntie Ivy and she will bring it to the hospital with our best
wishes to you for a speedy recovery.

     Lots of love

21.It is certain that Uncle Ric is in hospital ____________.

A.      again after having fully recovered from an operation

B.     to get some treatment for a serious disease

C.     to get an operation for some minor disease

D.      to do some check-up after receiving an operation

22.It is ____________ who wants to study history.

A.    Trevor’s wife

B. Trevor’s younger son

C. James’s elder brother

D. Robin

23. In the second paragraph, the sentence “…he is sitting some examinations…” means that Malcolm
is ____________.

A. sitting at his desk preparing lessons for some examinations

B. sitting at home busy reading for some examinations

C. sitting in an examination place

D. going to take some examinations

24. From the letter, we know that James wants to become a professional player, ____________.

A. yet the whole family don’t like the idea

B. but Robin, his mother, does not like the idea

C. his father thinks it’s too bad that he gets bored with school

D. Malcolm feels sorry for his idea, wishing he knows better

25. This is a ____________.

A. business letter

B. private letter

C. memo

D. telephone message


     Good children must be good students at school. They should work hard at all subjects and do
what is given to them on time. They should develop the ability to care for themselves, to try not to
depend too much on their parents, to think independently and to work in a planned way. They ought to
respect teachers, have a cooperative attitude towards schoolmates and always be ready to help others.
      At home, good children should be tidy and hard working. Besides schoolwork they should help
their parents with housework and be always ready to show respect and gratitude to their parents
whenever their parents do something for them. They should also be very considerate towards their
entire family. They ought to please their family with something that makes them happy and feel good
instead of upsetting them with their personal worries. When it is absolutely necessary to talk to their
parents about their personal problems, they should talk nicely and calmly, getting ready to take advice
from their parents since they are much more experienced in life. If any disagreement occurs, good
children should try to iron out the disagreement by listening to the parents’ opinions. They never take
it for granted that they are always in the right. On the contrary, good children learn quickly by
listening to others.

26. The most suitable title for this passage would be ____________.

A.    Good Children at Home

B.    Good Students at School

C.    What Good Children Should Be Like

D.    Be Good Students

27. One important ability good children are supposed to develop is ___________.

A.    to think independently

B.    to work hard at some subjects

C.    to be good students at school

D.    to have a cooperative attitude toward teachers

28. Good children should ____________.

A. never talk about their personal worries

B. care for their parents, brothers and sisters

C. consider something of their own interests

D. never get upset by their personal problems

29. When there is disagreement between parents and children, good children should try to

A.get ready to talk nicely

B.please their parents with something good

C.use an iron to keep calm

D.find a good resolution to the problem

30. In the last paragraph, the sentence “They never take it for granted that they are always in the right”
means they never ____________.

A.believe that they are always right
B.make sure that they are right

C.think it is true that they might not always be right

D.accept it as a matter of fact that they are always right


     The AIDS virus has been around for a very long time, but the spread of the disease within the last
twenty years or so on such a scale has caused real concern. It seems that in the 1980s the principal
carriers of the disease were homosexuals, drug users and prostitutes. Now it is becoming evident that
heterosexuals also spread the disease, that children can be born with the virus and that patients in
hospitals are being infected too.

     Just as the WHO fought the spread of children’s disease throughout the world in the 1960s, so
now they must again use education to fight this killer disease. The organization proposes to write
newspaper articles and books, and to make videos and TV programmes. These will be translated into
the major languages of the world so that as many people as possible can be educated about the danger
of AIDS.

       However, we are still faced with two big questions. Is educating the public enough if we are to
control the spread of AIDS? Does the WHO have enough money and resources for hospitals
throughout the world to help and care for sufferers? One fact is becoming clearer and that is that the
WHO has not focused enough on the need to educate medical staff. There are still hospitals and health
centers in some parts of the world which do not accept AIDS patients, while there are others where too
little care is taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

31. Which of the following statements is true according to the passage?

A.    AIDS is a disease for which a cure has been found.

B.    AIDS is a disease which has just been found.

C.    AIDS is a disease which has existed for a long time.

D.    AIDS is a disease which spreads very slowly.

32. Who is easily infected with AIDS?

A.     People who use drugs.

B.     People who visit prostitutes.

C.     Patients who stay in hospital.

D.     All of the above.

33. In WHO’s opinion, what will help most effectively in fighting against the spread of AIDS?

A.     More education.

B.     More medicines.

C.     More doctors.

D.     More equipment.
34. From the passage, we can see that the writer is not happy about ____________.

A.     the education the general public get on AIDS

B.     the education the medical staff get on AIDS

C.     the TV programmes on AIDS

D.     the newspaper articles on AIDS

35. Which of the following statements is not true according to the passage?

A.     It is not enough only to educate the general pubic.

B.     There are some hospitals in some parts of the world which do not accept AIDS patients.

C.     Great care has been taken to prevent the spread of AIDS everywhere in the world now.

D.     More money and resources are needed to control the spread of AIDS.


"Are you the happiest man in the world?" When asked this question, most people would say no. They
don't think they are the happiest of the people around them. They would point out that one of their
neighbors is happier than any one of them, "Doctor Frank has a career himself. His wife is the most
beautiful and well-educated lady in the community. No, I don't think I am happier than Doctor Frank.
At least my career is not as successful as his."

      Most of us compare ourselves with anyone we think is happier           a relative, a close friend or,
often, someone we even hardly know. I once met a young man who struck me as particularly
successful and happy. He spoke of his love for his beautiful wife and their daughters, and of his joy at
being a TV talk-show host. I remember thinking he was one of the lucky few for whom everything
goes effortlessly right. Once we talked about the Internet, he is grateful for its existence. He told me,
because he could look up information on diabetes (糖尿病)              the terrible disease that made his wife
suffer and could possibly be passed down to his lovely children. When I heard this, I felt like a fool
for taking it for granted that nothing unhappy existed in his life.

This made me think a lot and I soon drew one of the most significant conclusions about happiness:
there is little relation between the situations of people's lives and how happy they are. We all know
people who are richer and have an easier life than others, yet they are essentially unhappy. And we
know people who have suffered a great deal but generally remain happy. Unhappiness is like looking
at something and fixing on even the smallest fault. As a bald man told me, "Whenever I enter a room,
all I see is hair."

It is hard for us to give up the image of "being perfect." As nothing is perfect, anyone can be unhappy.
It takes no courage or effort to be unhappy. True happiness lies in struggling to be happy.

36. According to the author, most people would ____________ they are the happiest in the world.

A.     doubt whether

B.     like to think that

C.     think about whether

D.     not think that
37. The author thinks that people quite often compare themselves with ____________.

A.     a close friend

B.     a relative

C.     anyone they think is happier

D.     someone they even hardly know

38. What is not true about the young man the author once met with?

A.     He is a TV talk show host.

B.     Everything goes effortlessly right for him.

C.     He loves his wife and their daughters.

D.     He is very happy with his work and his life.

39. After talking with the young man about the Internet, the author realizes ____________.

A.     that he is mistaken in thinking nothing unhappy existed in the latter’s life

B.     how grateful the young man is for the existence of the Internet

C.     how terribly the young man’s wife suffer from the disease - diabetes

D.     that there is a lot of information one can look up in the Internet

40. The significant conclusion the author draws about happiness is that ____________.

A.     it is hard for us to give up the image of "being perfect"

B.     unhappiness is like looking at something and fixing on even the smallest fault

C.     we know people who have suffered a great deal but generally remain happy

D.     true happiness lies in struggling to be happy


No country in the world has more daily newspapers than the USA. There are almost 2,000 of them, as
compared with 180 in Japan, 164 in Argentina and 111 in Britain. The quality of some American
papers is extremely high and their views are quoted all over the world. Distinguished dailies like the
Washington Post or the New York Times have a powerful influence all over the country. However the
Post and the Times are not national newspapers in the sense that The Times is in Britain or LeMonde
is in France, since each American city has its own daily newspapers. The best of these present detailed
accounts of national and international news, but many tend to limit themselves to state or city news.

Like the press in most other countries, American newspapers range from the “sensational”, which
feature crime, sex and rumour, to the “serious”, which focus on factual news and the analysis of world
events. But with few exceptions American newspapers try to entertain as well as give information, for
they have to compete with television.

Just as American newspapers appeal to all tastes, so they also try and apply to readers of all political
persuasions. A few newspapers support extremist (极端分子) groups on the far right and on the far
left, but most daily newspapers attempt to attract middle-of-the-road Americans who are essentially
moderate. Many of these papers print columns by well-known journalists of different political and
social views, in order to present a balanced picture.

As in other democratic countries American newspapers can be either responsible or irresponsible, but
it is generally accepted that the American press serves its country well and that it has more than once
bravely uncovered political scandals (丑闻) or crimes, for instance, the Watergate Affair. The
newspapers drew the attention of the public to the fears of the Vietnam War.

41. There are more daily newspapers in ____________.

A.     Britain than in the USA

B.     the USA than in Britain or Japan

C.     France than in Britain

D.     Britain than in Japan

42. Most American newspapers try to entertain their readers because ____________.

A.     they have to compete with television

B.     they have to keep up a good relation with them

C.     they have to write about crime, sex and rumour

D.     they have to give factual news in an interesting way

43. Many American newspapers attract readers of different political persuasions by ____________.

A.     printing articles representing different political viewpoints

B.     inviting middle-of the-road Americans to write articles for them

C.     avoiding carrying articles about extremists

D.     supporting extremist groups from time to time

44. The word “press” in the second paragraph means ____________.

A.     a machine for printing

B.     great force

C.     newspapers

D.     the business of printing

45. This passage is mainly about ____________.

A.     the development of American newspapers

B.     the functions of American newspapers

C.     the merits and shortcomings of American newspapers

D.     the characteristics of American newspapers

     Cash of all kinds, the French franc, the German mark, and the Italian lira, is bound to disappear
physically. The paper notes and gold coins may soon become curious collections of the pre-electronic
age. Digital money can replace every use of cash money. It is true that electronic money has been
around for decades. Each week billions of institutional dollars flow through the Interbank Payment
System through telephone wires and satellite links. But in the 21st century, entirely new forms of
digital money - including electronic cash and "computerized" smart cards - will become the means of
most personal financial trade. What a great change this will be!

Digital credit cards, smart cards, electronic wallets and electronic checks will change our way of life
in the 21st century. They are efficient and easy to use. Customers will not take money with them when
they go shopping. They will pay their bills from a smart cell phone or they will buy their coffee by
using a digital credit card. How convenient it will be! And how easily people will do their shopping in
such a way!

With so many changes these days, the Internet will help speed up the end of cash. In Europe, some
banks have been offering people electronic cash since late last year. Customers can withdraw money
from their accounts through the bank's website and store their incomes on their home PCs. As the
electronic cash is downloaded, the customers' bank accounts are recorded. Since customers can use
electronic cash to buy things on the Internet, electronic cash will transform the Internet into a global
marketplace for everything. It is going to have a very big impact on our lives.

The low cost of computer and communications has created a worldwide medium not just for finance,
but also for many other things in our life. The Age of Internet has brought e-businesses to our life,
which perhaps will form the backbone of our economy. Mom and Pop can go global - all from the
comfort of their easy chairs. Citizens will have access to e-government with its website offering a
wide range of governmental information, policy and services.

Racing into the 21st Century, people all over the world are building up a series of IT projects, which is
surely a part of the global future. People all over the world have been working for a brilliant future for
centuries and it now seems the dream might come true very soon.

46. The main point of the first paragraph in this passage is ____________.

A.     the value of the paper notes and gold coins will lie in collections

B.     electronic money has been around for decades

C.     entire new forms of digital money will replace cash money

D.     cash of all kinds is bound to disappear slowly

47. The advantage of digital money is ____________.

A.     it is efficient and easy to use

B.     it will change our way of life in the 21st century

C.     it can replace every use of cash money

D.     people will do their shopping very easily

48. What is not true about the electronic cash, according to the passage?

A.     It will turn the Internet into a global marketplace where one can buy everything.
B.     The electronic cash can be downloaded and the money withdrawn is recorded.

C.     People can buy anything worldwide by sitting comfortably in their chairs.

D.     People don’t have to pay for anything when they go shopping anywhere.

49. In the sentence of the fourth paragraph, “The low cost of computer and communications has
created a worldwide medium not just for finance…”, “a worldwide medium” refers to ____________.

A.     a worldwide market

B.     the Internet

C.     the Age of Internet

D.     e-business

50. The author is sure that ____________ will bring the whole world a brilliant future.

A.     e-government

B.     e-business

C.     IT projects of any kind

D.     the world market

1. C          2. D             3. A.                   4.B              5.C

6. A          7. D                8. B                9. B              10.C

11. C           12. A           13.D                    14. B             15. B

16. A                 17. D            18. B            19. C            20. A

21. A         22. C           23.D             24.B             25.B

26. C         27.A            28. B            29. D            30. D

31. C         32. D           33. A            34. B            35. C

36. D                 37. C            38. B            39. A             40.D

41. B         42. A            43. A            44. C            45.D

46. C         47. A           48. D            49. B             50.C




The Internet has become a part of everyday life for most Britons, says a report published this week by
market research company Netinfo.

Just over 70% of people questioned for the survey said the net had become essential. The survey
reveals that emailing friends and others is the nation’s favourite Internet activity. It also found that
people spend an average of seven hours a week online, visiting 13 different websites in seven days.
But 10% of all those who surf the net ate doing it for more than 20 hours a week.

Just over 2,000 adults in Britain were interviewed for the report. The study found almost 19 million
people in the UK – four in ten adults – regularly went online. But the number of new users has slowed
down. Numbers online grew by just 11% over the past 12 months compared with 33% the previous

The report also reveals the increasing importance of the silver surfer. According to the report the
number of older people online grew by more than 40% over the past year. People aged over 55 now
make up 17% of the UK Internet population.

The survey also discovered that many workers surf the net for personal reasons while at work. Almost
three-quarters of workers with Internet access admitted using it for pleasure, usually to email friends
and family. According to Bill Wills, author of the survey, many employees expect some flexibility,
and most employers re willing to accept this. ‘However, employers are less likely to be understanding,
if you’re downloading movies or introducing an unfriendly virus to your company network,’ he said.

1. More than seven out of 10 people feel they can’t manage without the Internet. ______

2. Young people use the Internet for emails mainly. ______
3. The most common use of the Internet is surfing the web. _______

4. On average, people visit 13 websites a day. _______

5. About 40% of adults use the Internet. _______


Tiny Tonga Launches Space Tourism Plan

The tiny poverty-stricken South Pacific state of Tonga has always had serious problems raising money,
and so it has always been entrepreneurial. It has sold Tongan passports to Hong Kong businessmen; it
sold possible satellite broadcasting locations in space; it even officially changed to a different time
zone to be the first country to welcome the new millennium.

Now Tonga’s latest money-making venture is a plan to become the world centre of space tourism. The
Tonga government has made an agreement with a US company to allow it to use one of its 170 islands
to launch rockets that will take tourists on week-long trips into space at a cost of US$2 million each.

For this price, space tourists receive 60 days' training in a 'resort setting', followed by the holiday of a
lifetime orbiting the Earth. Two astronaut pilots and four astronaut tourists will make the trip.
However, sceptics say that these budgets are inadequate. Although they predict that space tourism will
eventually bring an income of US$10 – 20 billion a year, they calculate that the budget of $8 million
per trip will not be enough to pay for the required technology.

Comparison with the current space tourism programme suggests this maths may be accurate. To ride
the Russian Soyuz (the only tourist ride currently available) costs more than US$20 million per person.
However, other people, including one important ex-cosmonaut , criticise the Russian government for
raising money in this way, even though it uses the money for the space programme. In the
ex-cosmonaut's opinion, it uses up Russia’s agreed quota of space missions without achieving
anything. He also believes that these inexperienced tourists would be a danger in a difficult or
life-threatening crisis in space.

6. Tonga was previously a rich country. ____

7. Tonga was the first country to welcome the new millennium on 1st January 2000. ____

8. The US government wants to use Tonga to launch rockets. _____

9. There will be training before the tourists go into space. _____

10. It costs about $ 20 million to launch a spacecraft. _____


Poll reveals TV news too negative

A recent Time/CNN poll in the USA has discovered that 75% of people agreed that the news media is
"sensationalist", 63% found it "too negative" and 73% said they are "sceptical about the accuracy" of
the news they are receiving.

Local news programmes in the USA are so dominated by stories of violence and crime that other
topics like government, education and the environment are left with little airtime.1 Network
broadcaster John Walters claimed, “This lack of information has resulted in negative feelings towards
the media.”
Crime reports, which often serve as lead stories, make up an average of 30.2% of news time on local
TV news programmes in the USA. Media researcher Bob Smith reported, “53% of crime reports are
about murder, but it is one of the least frequently committed crimes.” Another media study revealed
that 42% of all local TV news broadcasts are stories about crime, disaster and war.

One possible reason for this is that local television news is ratings driven2. Some market research
suggests that viewers like to see stories of crime and violence, which increases the ratings of
newscasts. Higher ratings mean higher advertising revenues. Mike Adams, a television executive,
explained, "The increase in crime reports is because, on average3, almost half the money a local
station makes comes from news."

Many experts believe a steady diet of violence-oriented news broadcasts has serious effects. A
spokesman for the National Television Violence Committee stated, “There are three main risks
associated with viewing media violence. People learn aggressive behaviour. They become desensitised
to real-world violence. These lead to an increased fear of being a victim of violence, resulting in
mistrust of others.”

11. The majority of people polled think that the news media is accurate.

12. There is not enough time to talk about a wider range of subjects on the news.

13. 53% of all crimes committed are murders.

14. Advertising companies invest in TV programmes with high ratings.

15. TV stations make too much money from news.


When Steven King published his book Riding the Bullet, around two million people downloaded it
from the Internet within hours. It was the first time that an electronic book had done big business, and
it was a wake-up call for the publishing industry.

An electronic book, or e-book, is simply a version of a book that allows you to store and display it
digitally. There are already thousands of classic and best-selling titles available on websites such as

E-book technology allows you to carry around a whole library in a small unit. You can also highlight a
word to bring up its definition or increase the font size if you have bad eyesight. In fact, e-book
readers are being developed for people who are visually impaired or dyslexic.

Another advantage is that it lets you buy books in segments and carry them around easily, which
should appeal to students. In fact, the University of South Dakota is planning to give hand-held
devices to all its students to help them in their studies.

However, for all this, the current e-book readers are unlikely to make it big. A recent report predicted
sales of just 1.9 million in the next 5 years. And the reason? E-books are more difficult to read and
they are just not as attractive as the printed word.

16. The writer warns that the publishing industry should be ready for an important change.

17. E-books will become much cheaper in the near future.

18. One advantage of e-books is that you can find the meanings of individual words

19. Students will use libraries less in the future.

20. Sales of e-books are expected to increase rapidly in the future.

阅读理解 5

Many people in the UK have done parachute or bungee jumps for charity. People like to help charities
and if they can have a bit of fun at the same time then everyone is happy. Usually the person doing the
jump has responded to an advertisement in the paper asking for volunteers. The person receives a
sponsorship form from the charity, which they complete with the names of friends, relatives and
colleagues who promise to give money to the charity if the person does the jump. Once the person has
enough sponsorship, he or she will do the jump and usually receives a certificate to show their
sponsors. The sponsors then pay their money to the charity.

21. If you want to parachute or bungee jump in the UK you must do it for a charity.

22. People like to have fun and help charities.

23. A lot of sponsorship is needed before you can do a jump.

24. People always receive a certificate after doing a parachute or bungee jump.

25. The sponsors pay their money after the person has done the jump.

阅读理解 6

It is unusual these days for people not to have a TV, in fact many homes have two or three. However,
more and more people are choosing to live without TV. The number of homes without a television in
the UK has been growing steadily for over 10 years now. Many people choose not to have a TV
because they are worried about their children. One parent, Joan, said, ‘ We got rid of our TV when our
son was 4 because we found that he was more interested in watching television than playing, and we
thought this wasn’t healthy’. Many people think that not having a TV has improved their lives: ‘Since
selling our television my wife and I read more, talk more and have more time for our hobbies’, said
Paul, who has sold his TV. So, when people tell you that they cannot live without television, you can
tell them that they are not following the latest trend!

26. The majority of homes in the UK have more than one television.

27. The trend of not having a television is not new.

28. Joan’s son was an unhealthy child.

29. Paul thinks his life has improved since he sold his TV.

30. The latest trend is to have more than one television.


1. T     2. NG           3. F       4. F        5. T

6. F     7. T            8. F       9. T          10. NG

11. F            12. T             13. F           14. T       15. NG
16. T         17. NG             18. T              19. NG           20. F

21. F               22. T         23. NG        24. F                25. T

26. NG         27. T         28. F          29. T            30. F



Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a short passage to express your
views on a given topic. You should write at least 80 words and base your writing on the Chinese
outline below:




Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a story about what happened to you
or to someone else. You should write at least 80 words and base your story on the Chinese outline

1. 事件发生的时间和地点

2. 人物

3. 事件的经过


Saying something about going abroad for holidays (谈谈出国度假), 可以包括以下内容:

1.       How to choose a certain country.

2.       Why are you willing to go abroad for holiday.

3.       Advantages and disadvantages.

4.       What are you going to do in the country.



5.       The importance of learning English.

6.       How to learn English well?

7.       What are your good experience and failing lesson?


Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write an email to a business partner in
London about your trip next month. You should write at least 80 words and base your email on the
Chinese outline below:

1. 接受邀请下星期到英国观光旅游

2. 希望对方能到机场接你

3. 告诉对方你抵达的日期和航班号等


Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a note to tell your boss that you
cannot attend this afternoon’s meeting. You should write at least 80 words and base your note on the
Chinese outline below:

1. 你刚接到妻子电话

2. 你不得不回家带小孩上医院看病

3. 晚上跟老板联系

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