Part 1 Fill in the Blanks
Directions: Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with an appropriate preposition or adverb.
Fill in each blank with only ONE word.
1. We went ______ the accounts very carefully but didn't find any mistakes.
2. They drank tea together and went ______ the report before handing it to the manager.
3. We meant to come here earlier, but were held ______ by heavy traffic.
4. The new policy would not be put into effect; it was held ______ by election uncertainties.
5. The boss stood firm this time and refused to give ______ to the employees' demands.
6. She was like a little princess in the family; my mother gave ______ to her in everything and she
had whatever she fancied.
7. When it suddenly began to rain, we made ______ the nearest shelter.
8. She picked up her things again and made ______ the dim daylight outside, rather relieved that
her work had been done.
9. Both men eventually made ______ a remote place in Africa because they had been involved in
an uprising against the British government.
10. The old lady offered to take ______ those homeless children.
11. I had my doctor's advice not to take ______ tea until ten in the morning.
12. When his sister Miemie was widowed, he took her ______ as companion for his wife and
housekeeper to the family.
13. He was greatly disappointed, but soon his disappointment gave way ______ anger.
14. The anger and astonishment in her face gave way ______ something very like pity when she
heard our explanation.
15. The President was standing firm ______ this issue. Nobody could persuade him to change his
16. Before we go to the meeting, we must decide what issues we want to stand firm ______ and
what issues we can give way to.
17. The doctor told the old lady to watch ______ further symptoms of the disease.
18. The country may also need satellite pictures to watch ______ troop movements on borders.
19. Waiters worked alongside police to watch ______ those persons selling and buying drugs.
20. You have to make a decision now. You must decide which party you belong ________.
.21. Prior to 2000 most peasant farms in this district had belonged ______ individual families and
had averaged less than 20 acres.
22. He is a man of resolution. Nothing could keep him ______ carrying out his plan.
23. The parents were desperate to protect the child and keep him ______ harm.
24. It was a very wonderful show; I could scarcely keep ______ laughing with delight.
25. I picked ______ a nice bag in that store at a low price.
26. Would you bring your paper ______ and let me have a look at it?
27. The new office building towers ______ many other buildings in this district.
28. All the men of St Martial's went out with great eagerness to drive ______ their charging
29. The newspapers are sadly filled with instances of girls being attacked or murdered ______
broad daylight on lonely walks home.
30. I'll be sixty next year, but I'd like to carry ______ writing for as long as possible.
31. When he saw that his clothes had burst into flames, he began rolling on the ground in order to
put ______ the fire.
32. Living in such miserable conditions as I have described, can cause even the strongest
personalities to sink ______ depression.
33. Though incapable of grasping the difficulties of indirect administration, Murrells was not
wanting ______ the ambition to control.
34. It is impressive when an employee willingly does more than is expected ______ him or her on
35. The police found it was a very difficult case, since what was remaining ______ the poison had
been removed from the crime scene.
36. There you will meet a tall, well-dressed stranger tearing his car engine ______ bits with no
hope of repairing it.
37. After a couple of hours away from home the little girl was seized ______ a longing to go home
because she wished to be with her parents at home.
38. No matter how many difficulties you have faced, it is certain that you will have to keep
______ learning, both about the realities of the business world and about yourself.
Part 2 Fill in the Blanks with the Right Word
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.
39. Passengers stared in amazement as feathers d______ past the windows of the slowly moving
40. Mr. Smith's mind d_____ and he let his horse find its path through the forest; he was thinking
about the first day when he met Marry.
41. To the complete surprise of Western scientists, the Russians ex______ an atomic bomb, far
sooner than anyone thought possible, well ahead of the Americans.
42. No sooner had I thrown the time bomb into the toilet than it ex______ and fortunately I was
only slightly injured.
43. The markets have ex_________ the fatal flaw (缺陷) of Margaret Thatcher's government.
44. His eyes blackened angrily and Ruth supposed she had been right and ex______ him for what
he was -- a drug criminal.
45. At the bottom of the hill, the trees sw______ in the wind, graceful as dancers with long hair.
46. The summer sun spilled over the gardens, the trees sw______ gently, the leaves rustling like
soft, applauding hands.
47. While others d______ about and fussed and worried in the sudden fire attack, he calmly
continued his research and achieved enviable results with the minimum of effort.
48. Realizing what had happened, he d______ into the smoke-filled engine room with a wet cloth
over his head and disconnected the main power cables from the batteries.
49. Throughout his life, he h______ the sick and comforted the broken-hearted.
50. She told him not to exercise his leg until the broken leg had h______ completely.
51. Everything has a reason and every piece of behavior functions in some way to improve the
chances of s______ of the animal concerned.
52. She is the link between economic s______ and the meaning of life, between economic security
and emotional security.
53. Their story is one of the saddest, as two species, the Indus River dolphin and the Yangtze River
dolphin (baiji), are dying out, and their continued s______ seems unlikely.
54. The change will not en______ another election defeat; if Labor loses next time the party will
probably fall apart.
55. Working-class women have to en______ hardship and self-sacrifice in order to survive in the
society that is controlled by male power and violence.
56. They cannot accept that I should c______ votes on their behalf without first asking each of
them what they think.
57. There was no question that the Government's first duty was to preserve the safety of the task
force but the loss of life c______ an enormous shadow.
58. Egyptian public opinion ran strongly against Iraq after it in______ Kuwait.
59. They are still irritated and frustrated when their privacy is in______.
60. Almost as soon as the Japanese sur______ in August 1945 it became clear that China would
become a communist country.
61. The decision was made that sur______ soldiers would be humanely treated and that only 'war
criminals' among them would be tried and punished.
62. It was reported that last week an Afghan army helicopter c______ between Bagram and Kabul,
killing 26 soldiers.
63. It is reported that an aircraft has c______ in the sea close to an island.
64. Working overtime, Bill ex______ himself and fell ill.
65. However, whatever the reason, she suddenly realized that she was feeling far too tired and
ex______ to pick yet another fight with Ross.
66. He sm______ her lovely vase (花瓶) against the wall, not caring how much noise he made.
67. It is believed that his car had lost control while overtaking and sm______ into the other car.
68. With their bare hands, two police officers res______ a 40-year old man as he was being
attacked by two big terriers in a west London street yesterday.
69. As minister for finance for two years from 1987, he res______ the failing economy of his
country, which earned the admiration even from his political opponents.
70. He argued that the government should not just pay lip-service to the fact that good, de______,
and hard-working employees, dedicated to their tough industry, were facing financial ruin.
71. I think a feminist (女权主义者) is somebody who knows that she wants a de______ life, she
wants to be in control of her own destiny, and who thinks she's entitled to that.
72. You can then choose wh______ routes you think will be best suited to your own particular
73. Obviously only one of these recollections can be correct, but wh______ it is makes little
74. Last month rebels fought their way into the capital, and wr______ the warehouse.
75. Several police vehicles were burned or wrecked, windows were smashed and public buildings
76. The more you increase the _____ to improve the output quality, the better the result will be.
77. Some doctors believe that self-understanding is the key to the successful re______ of any
78. A h______ of troublemakers have damaged the club's reputation.
79. The doctors have to decide whether the patient is suitable for the surgery, which has only been
carried out on a h______ of other patients and is still at the experimental stage.
80. People throughout the world suddenly became much better informed about radiation hazards;
but the nuclear industry does not seem to enjoy publicizing the ill effects of ra______ in any
81. Among scientists today ra______ exposure is the hottest issue today, but it remains almost
entirely unknown to the public.
82. There is more to good health than the m______ absence of disease.
83. There are lots of f____-eating animals in the zoo, such as tigers.
84. You should have some f______ milk every morning. It is good for your health.
85. The doctor felt great sorrow for the little boy whose disease couldn't be c______.
86. Knowing that she would be t______ by the most famous doctor in the hospital, the girl
hopefully believed that she would be fine.
87. The child's face, shiny with butter and d______ with toast crumbs(面包碎屑), curled up into a
88. The wr______ from the plane crash had been spread all over a small wooded area outside the
89. Herr Nordern tried to sound confident and in______; although, he desperately knew he
sounded uncertain and guilty.
90. The equipment in a lab plays a major role, but the lay______ for the lab is vitally important.
91. The actor worked wonders on stage. The audience could see great fl______ pouring from his
mouth as rivers of fire raced across the darkness of the dimmed stage.
92. In other words, Ashton created a special ballet style with roots in an______ classical art yet
modern in presentation.
93. There have been several cases in the last few years in which police and Immigration Officers
have ra______ factories and taken away workers.
94. I stood staring at the jeep as it b______ and swayed over the uneven ground of the hilly road
until it reached the main road and disappeared in a cloud of dust.
Part 3 Vocabulary and Structure
Directions: Choose the best one to complete each sentence.
95. I __________ my eyes round the room but saw nothing unusual.
A. injected B. cast
C. tossed D. threw
96. Their gasoline supplies began to ____________.
A. give in B. give up
C. give over D. be exhausted
97. The little boy had walked for a long day; he was feeling ___________.
He must have a good rest.
A. excited B. lazy
C. exhausted D. happy
98. When John dropped the plate, it ___________.
A. smashed B. compounded
C. slapped D. collapsed
99. The strong storm did a lot of damage to the coastal villages: several fishing boats were
___________ and many houses collapsed.
A. wrecked B. spoiled
C. torn D. injured
100. The discussion quickly became a very __________ argument about increasing prices.
A. exploded B. roaring
C. warmed D. heated
101. The old man left home with his _______-looking hat that seemed as old as its owner.
A. funny B. new
C. modern D. ancient
102. His_______deeds were almost unbelievable! He is even reluctant to scale fish at other times.
A. fearful B. chicken-hearted
C. heroic D. shy
103. Students ________ to the hall for a lecture given by a famous professor.
A. blocked B. flocked
C. staggered D. drifted
104. Thousands of people, dead or seriously injured, were buried underneath the ______ of the
city after the earthquake.
A. wreckage B. foundation
C. base D. fund
105. The queen's daughter felt a little unhappy about the rules that a(n) ______member must obey.
A. loyal B. royal
C. ordinary D. luxury
106. Why are you getting so angry with her? She is a _______ child.
A. merely B. more
C. just D. mere
107. I only caught a ________ of the woman, so I couldn't remember what she looked like.
A. shine B. glimpse
C. stare D. look
108. The branches ___________ when the wind gently blew.
A. swayed B. shook
C. staggered D. trembled
109. Looking down from the top of the hill, she felt slightly _______ and closed her eyes.
A. confused B. dizzy
C. firm D. steady
110. The train was just leaving as they ___________ to catch it.
A. flamed B. walked
C. dashed D. blew
111. It is not unusual for workers in that region ___________.
A. to be paid more than a month late
B. to pay later than a month more
C. to be paid later than more a month
D. to pay late more than a month
112. I walked too much yesterday and ____________ are still aching now.
A. my leg's muscles
B. my leg muscles
C. my muscles of leg
D. my muscles of the leg
113. Scientists say it may be five or ten years ____________ it is possible to test this medicine on
A. since B. before
C. after D. when
114. ______ quite recently, most mothers in this country didn't take paid work outside the home.
A. Before B. Until
C. From D. Since
115. Turn on the television or open a magazine and you _________ advertisements showing happy,
A. are often seeing B. often see
C. will often see D. have often seen
116. I wish I ______ longer this morning, but I had to get up and come to class.
A. could have slept B. might have slept
C. slept D. have slept
117. Mark often attempts to escape ___________ whenever he breaks traffic regulations.
A. having been fined B. to be fined
C. to have been fined D. being fined
118. That was so serious a matter that I had no choice but __________ the police.
A. called in B. calling in
C. call in D. to call in
119. By success I don't mean _________ usually thought of when that word is used.
A. what is B. that we
C. as you D. all is
120. __________ right now, she would get there on Sunday.
A. Would she leave B. Were she to leave
C. If she leaves D. If she had left
121. Young adults ____________ older people are more likely to prefer pop songs.
A. other than B. more than
C. less than D. rather than
122. _____________ might be expected, the response to the question was very mixed.
A. As B. that
C. it D. What
123. Sir Denis, who is 78, has made it known that much of his collection _________ to the nation.
A. has left B. is to leave
C. leaves D. is to be left
124. I have kept that portrait ___________ I can see it every day, as it always reminds me of my
university days in London.
A. which B. where
C. whether D. when
Part 4 Cloze (With No Choices Provided)
Directions: Fill in each of the following blanks with one word. In each case, use the exact word
that appears in your textbook.
Questions 125 to 134 are based on the same passage or dialog.
The heavy raids began in the middle of August, and Nazi bombs started to fall 125
England's Channel Coast. The German bombers 126 dark shadows over the white cliffs of
Dover, and England's Home Guard prepared to fight on the beaches, on the cliffs, and in the hills,
127 the last Englishman died 128 the invaders were driven off. Air Marshal Goering's
bomber pilots were sure of their 129 triumph over England. Hitler and Goering believed that
130 London became a burned city like Warsaw or Rotterdam, England would surrender. But the
English were more fortunate 131 the Poles in Warsaw and the Dutch in Rotterdam. They had
the English Channel as a barrier against the Nazi ground forces, and they had the Royal Air Force
(RAF) to battle the Nazis in the sky. The hardships of London really started in the first week of
September, 132 Hitler was at last convinced that the English did not intend to give 133 . On
September 7, 1940, nearly four hundred German bombers 134 the city with bombs in broad
daylight. Marshal Goering boasted, “This is the historic hour when our air force for the first time
delivered its bombs right into the enemy's heart.”
5 Cloze (With Three Choices Provided)
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and choose the correct one from the three
choices given to fill in each blank.
Questions 135 to 144 are based on the following passage.
“This is London,” said Edward R. Murrow, head of the European staff of the Columbia
Broadcasting System, 135. the bombs fell and flames spread on the streets of the city. His voice
had a tone of confidence -- a feeling of belief that London would be there, no matter what it had
136.. He spoke 137. nothing could ever keep him 138. saying those words. He did not speak them
with any attempt to sound heroic. He simply voiced the quiet truth of the city's existence.Murrow
knew that Britain's fate depended 139. the resolution of the people in the shops and streets, the
men in the pubs, the housewives, those 140. for fire on the roofs, the people who had a thousand
difficult and painful things to do.Murrow also understood that much depended upon the handful of
British pilots who 141. day after day to 142. the flocks of Nazi bombers. The pilots in the RAF
reached the limits of exhaustion and then went 143. those limits, still fighting. And England's
Home Guard prepared to fight on the beaches, on the cliffs, and in the hills, 144. the last
Englishman died or the invaders were driven off.Murrow's projection of eventual victory for the
ordinary people proved to
135. A. where B. when C. whereas
136. A. endured to be B. endured to C. endure
137. A. like B. as C. as if
138. A. on B. for C. from
139. A. at B. by C. on
140. A. looking at B. standing by C. watching
141. A. meet B. receive C. get
142. A. raised B. rosea C. rose
143. A. by B. for C. beyond
144. A. when B. as C. until
6 Translation from Chinese to English
Directions: Translate the following sentences from Chinese to English.
Part 7 Reading Comprehension
Directions: Read the following passage(s) carefully and do the multiple-choice questions.
Questions 150 to 154 are based on the following passage.
Winston Churchill was one of the great men of his age. To show their respect for him, the
British lawmakers asked a fine artist, Graham Sutherland, to paint Winston Churchill’s picture.
When it was completed, it was presented to him, at a grand affair in the Westminster Hall, at the
House of Commons (下议院).
It was reported in the newspapers to show that Churchill accepted the gift. He described the
painting as “a remarkable example of modern art”, which drew loud laughter.
In fact he was unhappy with the painting. Sutherland later reported that he asked whether it
was to be painted in with a “happy” or “fierce” attitude. “Fierce,” replied Churchill. At the time,
Churchill was coming to the end of his political life and was unhappy that people wanted him to
end his career.
Some twenty years later it was revealed that Lady Churchill hated the painting so much that
she had it destroyed. “It was preying on (折磨) his mind,” she was reported as saying. A leading
art critic was asked what he thought about the matter. He said he could understand Lady Churchill
and had pity on her. Graham Sutherland is a very honest artist, who could only paint what he saw.
At the time it was painted, Churchill was an old man, worried by the thought that he would have
to end his political career soon. But Lady Churchill shouldn’t have had the painting destroyed. It
could have been stored away until after their deaths.
150. Why did the British lawmakers ask Graham Sutherland to paint a picture of Winston
A. To show their respect for him.
B. To make Churchill happy.
C. To put it in the Westminster hall.
D. To make Churchill unhappy.
151. Where was the painting given to Winston Churchill after it was finished?
A. At his home
B. At his office
C. In the Westminster Hall
D. At a gathering held in the square
152. What did Churchill say about the painting presentation?
A. He said it was not well painted.
B. He said he was unhappy with the painting.
C. He said it was honest art.
D. He said it was an example of modern art.
153. Why was Churchill actually unhappy at that time?
A. Because he had to retire and put an end to his political life.
B. Because the painting was not good at all.
C. Because Lady Churchill was not happy with the painting.
D. Because he didn't feel well.
154. What is the author's attitude towards the destruction of the painting?
Questions 155 to 159 are based on the following passage.
The period between the two world wars was marked by a continually increasing state of
international tension and the establishment of dictatorships in Russia, Italy, and Germany. The
onset of a worldwide economic depression and the rise of fascism in about 1940 coincided with
the end of a period of rebellion and experimentation, of new adjustments toward moral, political,
social and economic issues. The radically experimental nature of many works written between
1910 and 1930 caused them to be designated as “the new music” an expression which we have
met before, with the art nova of the fourteenth century and the nuove musiche of 1602. “New,” as
the word was used for the music written between 1900 and 1930, reflected an almost total
rejection of the accepted principles regulating tonality, rhythm, and form.
Between 1930 and 1950 the gap between the old and the new music narrowed as composers
worked toward some kind of synthesis of the two. Government censorship in both Russia and
Germany after 1930 served to shield the public from the “new music.” Which was condemned in
the one country as bourgeois decadence and in the other as “cultural Bolshevism” On the other
hand, special efforts were made throughout the interwar period in all countries to bring
contemporary music to more people; Gebrauchsmusik (workday music, for use by school groups
or other amateurs) in Germany ad similar projects elsewhere, “proletarian” music in the Soviet
republics, and film background music by first-rate composers in all countries were some of the
efforts. Nevertheless, after 1950 the gulf between old and new music widened, for the music of the
'50s and '60s was more radically new than that of the 1820s.
155. According to the passage, what is true about the 1940s?
A. A worldwide economic boom happened during that time.
B. Many countries were undergoing revolutions at that time.
C. There was a tremendous change in people's moral values.
D. None of the above.
156. According to the passage, the “new music was so called because __________.
A. it rejected the usual form and tonality
B. it used new forms of musical instruments
C. it began to cater to the ordinary audience instead of the royal families
D. it was written between 1900 and 1930
157. What does the phrase “the nuove musiche” probably mean in the second paragraph?
A. the new form of music
B. the new tonality
C. the new-rhythm in music composition
D. the new music
158. Which one of the following statements is true about the period between 1930 and 1950?
A. Musicians began to combine the elements of both the new and the old music.
B. The development of the new music was promoted in Russia and Germany.
C. Both A and B.
D. None of the above.
159. What is true about the music in the 1950s and the 1960s?
A. The difference between the new music and the old music sharpened.
B. The old music-actually ceased to exist from that time on.
C. There was a perfect merge between the two forms of music during that period.
D. The new music was so radical that people began to dislike it.
Questions 160 to 164 are based on the following passage.
The outbreak of the First World War was clear cut. At the beginning of July 1914 the Great
European Powers were at peace with each other as they had been ever since 1871. A month later
all except Italy were at war. There were changes among the participants as the war went on ---
Italy and the United States joined in, Russia fell out. But no one can doubt that war began on a
great scale in August 1914 and continued on much the same scale until November 1918.
But when did the Second World War begin? Many historians, conditioned to think of Europe
as the center of the world, date the war from 1 September 1939 when Germany attacked Poland.
This is not an answer that would satisfy the Abyssinians or the Chinese for whom the war began
earlier. It would not satisfy the Russians and Americans for whom the war-began later. In any case
this European war virtually ended in June 1940 with Germany dominating the entire Continent
west of Russia. If a formal declaration of war marks the starting point, the Second World War
began in April 1931 when Mao Tse-Tung and Chou Enlai declared war against Japan in the name
of the Kiangsi Soviet. (It is a war against Japan until after Pearl Harbor.) If we wait until the war
was being fought in every continent except the two Americas, the date must be 1942 or even 1944.
160. Which one of the following statements is true according to the passage?
A. Italy did not join the First World War until August 1914.
B. Russia was not involved in the First World War.
C. The First World War lasted more than four years.
D. The First World War lasted not more than four years.
161. Which one of the following statements about the beginning of the Second World War is true?
A. The Second World War began as early as the 1920s.
B. People's opinions differ as to when the Second World War began.
C. There is no definite record of the beginning of the Second World War.
D. The Second World War began on September 1st, 1939.
162. What was the situation like when the Second World War ended in Europe?
A. China had newly declared war on Japan.
B. The U. S. navy in Pearl Harbour was attacked by Japan.
C. Germany controlled much part of the European continent west of Russia.
D. Germany was defeated.
163. How many dates do historians agree on the beginning of the Second World War?
A. 5 B. 2
C. 3 D. 4
164. What does the phrase “clear cut” mean in the first paragraph?
A. certain B. uncertain
C. exact D. sudden
Questions 165 to 169 are based on the following passage.
Earthquakes (地震) can be really terrible. The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused over
$200 million worth of damage, destroyed almost 30,000 buildings, and killed about 450 persons.
In Japan, the cities of Tokyo and Yokohama were leveled by the earthquake of 1923 in which more
than 140,000 persons were killed by falling buildings and fires, and over a million persons were
left homeless -- all in 30 seconds. Hundreds of earthquakes occur every year throughout the world.
Fortunately, few are as destructive as those described above. The development of an accurate
system for predicting earthquakes would reduce the loss of life and property. But at present
scientists can only study the phenomenon. The study of earthquakes is called seismology.
Seismographs (地震仪), are instruments sensitive to ground movement, and are used to record
each motion. The Richter Scale is used to grade each earthquake's strength on a 1-to-10 scale.
165. What is seismology?
A. Study of human kind
B. Study of earth's surface
C. Study of earth's history
D. Study of earthquakes
166. How long did the earthquake last in Japan in 1923?
A. A minute.
B. Half a minute.
C. Thirty minutes.
D. No record.
167. About how many earthquakes occur every year?
A. Several hundred.
C. Several thousand.
D. About one hundred.
168. How often do earthquakes occur that are as destructive as those described in Paragraph 1?
A. Quite often.
B. Once in a while.
169. How can people suffer less from earthquakes?
A. Move to safe areas.
B. Pay more attention to environmental protection.
C. Buy more insurance against earthquakes.
D. Predict earthquakes accurately.
Part 8 Short Answer Questions
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and give brief answers to the questions.
Questions 170 to 174 are based on the following passage.
Adolf Hitler spent most of his childhood in the neighborhood of Linz, the capital of Upper
Austria. His father, Alois Hitler, died in 1903 but left enough money to support his wife and
children. Adolf received a secondary education and, although he had a poor record at school and
failed to get the usual certificate, he did not leave until he was 16 (1905). During the following
two years, he did nothing and dreamed of becoming an artist without taking any steps to prepare to
earn a living. His mother did almost nothing to change her rigid son and left him forever in 1908.
His desire was to become an art student, but he twice failed to be admitted to the Academy of Fine
Arts. For some years he lived a lonely and isolated life, earning a living by painting postcards and
advertisements and drifting from one place to another. Hitler was not good at dealing with
ordinary human relationships and always showed his hatred of non-German peoples, especially
170. Could Adolf Hitler and his mother support themselves after his father died?
171. Adolf Hitler was not a good student in secondary school, was he?
172. What was Hitler's dream in his early life?
173. How old was he when his mother died?
174. How did Adolf Hitler feel about the Jews?
9 Paragraph Writing
Directions: Write a short paragraph in no less than 50 words on one of the topics given below and
according to the structure you have learned.
A paragraph of a general statement supported by details.
175.The Most Terrible Experience I Have Ever Had
176.What Does War Mean to an Ordinary Person?