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(36) spokesman      (37) suppliers       (38) cooperation (39) approved
(40) decision       (41) current         (42) treatment     (43) resistance
(44) Researchers compared the effectiveness of Atripla to the widely used drugs.
(45) the same price as for the separate drugs it contains.
(46) The plan provides drugs to fifteen poor countries, mostly in Africa.

模拟测试一 (00、1、)
Section A
11. M: Hello, Mrs. White, what can I do for you?
W: I don’t know what’s the matter with me. I am always feeling tired. I am usually worn out at
the end of the day.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
12. W: What do you think of the apple pie? I made it myself.
M: Very delicious in deed. Even my mother’s can’t match this.
Q: What does the man mean?
13. M: The music is so beautiful that I’d like to dance, but I don’t know the steps.
W: It doesn’t matter. No one will be looking at us in the crowd.
Q: What does the woman suggest they do?
14. M: I’d better read one of the articles for our political science class.
W: You can’t read just one. They say each presents a different theory.
Q: What does the woman tell the man he must do?
15. W: Mary is always complaining about her job.
M: Maybe if you try typing letters every day, you’d see what it’s like.
Q: What does the man mean?
16. M: Good morning, this is John Parker speaking. I’m just ringing to confirm my appointment
with Mr. Smith for this afternoon.
W: Yes, Mr. Smith is expecting you at 3 o’clock.
Q: Why is the man making the phone call?
17. W: Tom looks awfully nervous, doesn’t he?
M: Yes. I’m afraid he is not used to making speeches.
Q: What do they think of Tom?
18. M: I bought a few books in the new bookstore. Would you like to have a look at them?
W: A few? It looks like you bought out the bookstore.
Q: What does the woman mean?
Conversation One
W: Yes. I’ve just got a few questions, I wonder if you can help me sort them out.
M: I’ll see what I can do.
W: Can you tell me when Sunday Park is open? We want to go there this morning.
M: Yes, of course. I think it’s open all day, someone asked me this a week or so ago. Here we are,
I’ve got the guide. Yes, it’s open from eleven in the morning until five in the afternoon, well not
quite all day, but morning and afternoon.

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W: Eleven to five, OK, that’s great. Er, can you tell me how much it costs to get in?
M: Yes, it costs four dollars fifty for adults and three dollars for children. It sounds a bit expensive
but there’s a lot to do there. I think it’s worth the money.
W: OK, now another question: what exactly is Snowshill Manor? What can you see there?
M: Oh, it’s a museum, an absolutely fascinating collection of all sorts of things, like clocks and
cabinets, and all kinds of words and masks.
W: Masks? Well, the kids will like them. Do you pay to get into this museum?
M: Yes, you do. I think it’s about three dollars fifty.
W: Is it open this time of year?
M: Yes, it’s open until the end of September, so there are a few weeks before it closes.
W: Right, we’ll try it. Thank you very much for the information.
Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. When will the park be open?
20. How much does it cost for children to go in the park?
21. What is Snowshill Manor?
22. What will the children like in Snowshill Manor?
Conversation Two
M: Wow, look at the line! It’s worse than I expected. We’re lucky we got here an hour early. Or
else we would definitely have had problems getting good seats. I’m glad we made the effort to
come early.
W: Me too. I learned my lesson the last time I went to a premier opening. I didn’t arrive early
enough and ended up with a terrible seat all the way in the front row! Believe me, it was one of
the worst movie experiences ever.
M: Yeah! I hate sitting in the first row.
W: By the way, it was really thoughtful of you to get this ticket for me. Why don’t I show you a
bit of appreciation by getting you some popcorn and a drink?
M: That would be great.
W: OK. What kind of soda do you want?
M: Let me see… I’ll take a large Coke. As for the popcorn, medium size will do. Thanks a lot.
W: I better get going. You hold my place and I’ll be back real quick. Oh… I almost forgot. I’d
better hold on to my ticket stub in case you get let in before I get back. If that happens, just save
me a seat and I’ll meet you inside.
M: Okay.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. Where does this conversation take place?
24. How was the woman’s seat in the premier opening?
25. How did the woman return the man’s kindness?
Section B
Passage One
When Iraqi troops blew up hundreds of Kuwaiti oil wells at the end of the Gulf War,
scientists feared an environmental disaster. Would black powder in the smoke from the fires circle
the globe and block out the sun? Many said “no way”. Rain would wash the black powder from
the atmosphere. But in America, air-sampling balloons have detected high concentrations of
particles similar to those collected in Kuwait. Now that the fires are out, scientists are turning their

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attention to yet another threat—the oil that didn’t catch fire. It has formed huge lakes in the
Kuwaiti desert. They trap insects and birds and poison a variety of desert animals and plants. The
only good news is that the oil lakes have not affected the underground water resources. So far the
oil has not been absorbed because of the hard sand just below the surface. Nothing, however, stops
the oil from evaporating. The resulting poisonous gases are choking nearby residents. Officials are
trying to organize a quick clean-up, but they are not sure how to do it. One possibility is to burn
the oil. Get those black powder protectors ready.
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. What were the scientists worried about soon after the Gulf War?
27. What was the good news for scientists?
28. What are the officials trying to do at the moment?
Passage Two
My friend Vernon Davies kept birds. One day he phoned and told me he was going away for
a week. He asked me to feed the birds for him and said that he would leave the key to his front
door in my mailbox. Unfortunately, I forgot all about the birds until the night before Vernon was
going to return. What was worse it was already dark when I arrived at his house. I soon found the
key Vernon gave me could not unlock either the front door or the back door. I was getting
desperate. I kept thinking of what Vernon would say when he came back. I was just going to give
up when I noticed that one bedroom window was slightly open. I found a barrel and pushed it
under the window. As the barrel was very heavy, I made a lot of noise, but in the end I managed to
climb up and open the window. I actually had one leg inside the bedroom when I suddenly
realized that some one was shining a torch up at me. I looked down and saw a policeman and an
old lady, one of Vernon’s neighbors. “What are you doing up there?” said the policeman. Feeling
like a complete fool, I replied, “I was just going to feed Mr. Davie’s birds.”
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. Why couldn’t the man open the door?
30. Why did the man feel desperate?
31. Why did the man feel like a fool?
Passage Three
Paul, a salesman from London, was driving past a sports car parked outside a supermarket
when he saw it start to roll slowly down the hill. Inside the car were two young girls on the
passenger seat, but no driver. Paul stopped quickly, jumped in front of the sports car and tried to
stop it, pushing against the front of the car. Another man who was standing nearby got into the car
and put on the handbrake, saving the girls from injury. It was at this point that Paul noticed his
own car rolling slowly down the hill and going too fast for him to stop it. It crashed into a bus at
the bottom of the hill and was so badly damaged that it had to be pulled away to a garage. As if
this was not bad enough, Paul now found he had no one to blame. He was so busy chasing his car
that he did not get the name of the driver of the sports car who just came out of the supermarket
and drove away without realizing what had happened!
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. Which car was badly damaged?
33. Where was the driver of the sports car when the accident happened?
34. Who did Paul think was to blame for the accident?
35. Who was injured in the accident?

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Section C
The first treatment for H.I.V. in the form of one pill taken once a day is going to market in
the United States. A (36) spokesman for the drug company Bristol-Myers Squibb says the new
product, called Atripla, has already been shipped to (37) suppliers.
Atripla is the result of some unusual (38) cooperation among drug companies. The
government (39) approved the treatment on July twelfth. Food and Drug Administration officials
had until October to make a (40) decision But they acted quickly.
Doctors believe a one-pill-a-day plan will be more successful than (41) current treatments
which can involve several pills a day. Patients are less likely to miss (42) treatment. Missed
treatments can help the virus gain (43) resistance to drugs.
Earlier this year, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study of Atripla. Gilead
paid for the study. (44) Researchers compared the effectiveness of Atripla to the widely used
drugs.
They reported that Atripla suppressed virus levels in more patients and with fewer side
effects. A one-month supply in the United States will cost more than one thousand dollars, (45)
the same price as for the separate drugs it contains.
The spokesman says the new product could be offered as early as September through the
President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. (46) The plan provides drugs to fifteen poor
countries, mostly in Africa. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a two-pill-a-day
H.I.V. treatment for use under the emergency plan..

11—20 CCBDB DACBC                   21—30 CBABB CBABA             31—35 ADABC
(36) release        (37) direction      (38) records    (39) status
(40) background (41) overseas           (42) connection (43) screamed
(44) would like to be part of breaking down barriers.
(45) Now Bolton has opened a new door in his carrier
(46) the big band sound will never die.

模拟测试二（00、6、）
Section A
11. M: Would you like to have a copy of Dr. Smith’s article?
W: Thanks, if it is not too much trouble.
Q: What does the woman imply?
12. W: Did you visit the television tower when you had your vacation In Shanghai last summer?
M: I couldn’t make it last June, but I finally visited it two months later. I plan to visit it again
sometime next year.
Q: What do we learn about the man?
13. M: Prof. Kennedy has been very busy this semester. As far as I know, he works until midnight
every day.
W: I wouldn’t have troubled him so much if I had known he was so busy.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

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14. W: If I were you, I would have accepted the job.
M: I turned down the offer because it would mean frequent business trips away from my family.
Q: Why didn’t the man accept the job?
15. M: How are you getting on with your essay, Mary? I’m having a real hard time with mine.
W: Well, after two sleepless night, I am finally through with it.
Q: What do we learn from this conversation?
16. W: Where did you say you found this bag?
M: It was lying under a big tree between the park and the apartment building.
Q: Where did the man find the bag?
17. M: Wouldn’t you get bored with the same routine year after year, teaching the same things to
children?
W: I don’t think it would be as boring as working in an office. Teaching is most stimulating.
Q: What does the woman imply about office work?
18. M: I was terribly embarrassed when some of the audience got up and left in the middle of the
performance.
W: Well, some people just can’t seem to appreciate real-life drama.
Q: What are they talking about?

Conversation One
W: Hi! Welcome to Rental Property Management. My name is Ann Smith. How may I help you?
M: Hi, yes. I’m Bill Harrington. I’m interested in renting a two-bedroom apartment.
W: Hi, Mr. Harrington. So that we will be able to match your needs better, I would like to ask you
a question before I show you what we have available. First, what price range were you
interested in?
M: Somewhere between $400—$450 a month.
W: Okay. Did you have a specific location in mind?
M: Well, I would like to live somewhere near the university. Or at least on a bus line.
W: And when would you like to move in?
M: On the first day of the month.
W: Okay. Are there any other amenities which would you like to have? For example, a dishwasher,
a balcony, a swimming pool or central air conditioning?
M: I would definitely like to have a dishwasher, and with a summer like these, central air! A
balcony is not that important. Oh, yes, and two bathrooms would be nice.
W: Okay. Here are photos of the apartments we have available which fit your preferences.
M: Thank you. This one on Broadway Avenue looks nice. I would like to see that one. And the
one on Main Street.
W: Sure. Let me get the keys and we will go look at them. If you choose to rent one of them, we
will need a damage deposit of $250. You will be responsible for all the utilities. You can sign a lease today, if you like. M: Great! Thank you. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. What is the woman? 20. Where does the man prefer to live? 21. Which of the following is not important for the man? 5 22. How many apartments are they going to see? Conversation Two W: So, what did you think about the movie? M: Well… I think this “star Wars” episode is an excellent piece of work, but not as good as the previous one. W: Really? I don’t agree. This “star Wars” episode was incredible! M: Why do you think so? W: Well, one of the most spectacular things about it is the special effects. Special effects are the main reason for the success of the previous episodes, so audiences bear high expectations on this one. And I don’t think they’ll be disappointed. M: You’re right. The special effects were amazing! And I like the fact that they created so many fantastic settings and other worldly costumes, weapons and creatures. W: It’s kind of cool that they still use the same “Star Wars” theme song for this movie. M: Yeah! It reminds me of the previous “Star Wars” scenes. W: I know exactly what you mean! Hearing that song gives me a nostalgic feeling. M: I thought the overall plot of the movie was very interesting. But I don’t think the character development was that strong. W: Do you think that had anything to do with the casting of the movie? M: No. The casting is great, and the actors were excellent. They just didn’t have a lot of funny or meaningful dialogue. The writing was a little weak. W: Well, maybe, but I like the little kid who played young “Anakin Skywalker”. I can’t imagine anyone else playing that role. M: I liked him too. He’s so cute! You know, even though I was slightly disappointed, I can’t wait for the next episode. I wonder when they’re going to start making it and when it’s scheduled for release. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What does the man think of the movie? 24. Which part of the movie is weak, according to the man? 25. Why do they think the song of the movie is good? Section B Passage One Bows and arrows are one of man’s oldest weapons. They gave early man an effective weapon to kill his enemies. The ordinary bow, or short bow, was used by nearly all early people. This bow had limited power and short range. However, man overcame these faults by learning to track his target at close range. The long bow was most likely discovered when some one found out that a five-foot-piece wood made a better bow than a three-foot piece. Hundreds of thousands of these bows were made and used for three hundred years. However, not one is known to survive today. We believe that a force of about one hundred pounds was needed to pull the string all the way back on a long bow. For a long time, the bow was just a bent stick and a string. In fact, more changes had taken place in the bow in the past 25 years than in the last 7 centuries. Today’s bow is forceful. It is as exact as a gun. In addition, it requires little strength to draw the string. Modern bows also have precise aiming devices. In indoor contests, perfect scores from 40 yards are common. The invention of the bow itself ranks with the discovery of fire and the wheel. It was a 6 great step forward for man. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. Why did man have to track his target at close range when using a short bow? 27. What does the passage tell us about the long bow? 28. What do we know about modern bows? Passage Two The first step in stopping drug abuse is knowing why people start to use drugs. The reasons of people abusing drugs are as different as people are from one another. But there seems to be one common thread: people seem to take drugs to change the way they feel. They want to feel better or to feel happy or to feel nothing. Sometimes, they want to forget or to remember. People often feel better about themselves when they are under the influence of drugs, but the effects don’t last long. Drugs don’t solve problems. They just postpone them. No matter how far drugs may take you, it is always a round trip. After a while, people who misuse drugs may feel worse about themselves and then they will use more and more drugs. If someone you know is using or abusing drugs, you can help. The most important part you can play is to be there. You can let your friend know that you care. You can listen and try to solve the problem behind your friend’s need to use drugs. Two people together can often solve a problem that seems too big for one person alone. Studies of heavy drugs users in the United States show that they felt unloved and unwanted. They didn’t have close friends to talk to. When you or your friends take the time to care for each other, you are all helping to stop drug abuse. After all, what are friends for? Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. Why do some people abuse drugs? 30. According to the passage, what is the best way to stop friends from abusing drugs? 31. What are the findings of the studies about heavy drug users? Passage Three There are three groups of English learners: Beginners, intermediate learners and learners of special English. Beginners need to learn the basis of English. Students who have reached intermediate level benefit from learning general English skills. But what about students who want to learn specialist English for their work or professional life? Most students who fit into this third group have a clear idea of what they want to learn. A bank clerk, for example, wants to use the specialist’s English vocabulary and technical terms of finance. But for teachers, deciding how to teach specialist English is not always so easy. For a start, the variety is enormous. Every field, from airline pilots to secretaries, has its own vocabulary and technical terms. Teachers also need to have an up-to-date knowledge of that specialist language and not many teachers are exposed to working environment outside the classroom. These issues have influenced the way specialist English is taught in schools. This type of course is usually known as English for specific purposes or ESP and there is an ESP course for almost every area of professional and working life. In Britain, for example, there are courses which teach English for doctors, lawyers, reporters, travel agents, and people working in the hotel industry. By far, the most popular ESP courses are for business English. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 7 32. What is characteristic of learners of special English? 33. Who needs ESP courses most? 34. What are the most popular ESP courses in Britain? 35. What is the speaker mainly talking about? Section C Michael Bolton is one of the music industry’s most successful singer and songwriters. His newest (36) release is an album of Frank Sinatra’s old favorites. It’s a new (37) direction for the blue-eyed soul singer, who sold millions of (38) records in the eighties and nineties. Michael Bolton reached superstar (39) status in the late 80’s with the song “How Am I supposed to Live Without You.” This and other Bolton songs were (40) background music for a whole generation. Now, many of his fans are a little older, live (41) overseas, and love American culture. Bolton said that musical (42) connection was especially strong on a tour through Asia. During a China tour in Beijing and Shanghai, thousands of fans (43) screamed their love toward Bolton and his music. Michael Bolton would like to become an ambassador of sorts in the Middle East. He said he could enjoy being in the Middle East and (44) would like to be part of breaking down barriers. According to him, music can open a lot of doors for us to do things. (45) Now Bolton has opened a new door in his carrier—an album of Frank Sinatra songs. “Sinatra really embraced the lyrics. He was all about understanding what the composer intended.” Bolton says Sinatra songs and (46) the big band sound will never die. And Michael Bolton will be touring just about everywhere in the world next year. All in all, he says, it has been a pretty good gig. 模拟测试三 11—20 BCBCD ABABB 21—30 DADCC DCADC 31—35 ABBDA (36) joined (37) sign (38) confined (39) undergoing (40) needs (41) early (42) frustrated (43) Dismissed (44) baby signing is spreading in many parts of the United States (45) the benefits of teaching babies as young as 6 months old to sign with their parents (46) she is getting workshop requests from daycare centers and playschools. 模拟测试三 (01、1、) Section A 11. M: Hi, Jane, do you have some change? I have to make a call on the pay phone. W: Pay phone? Why not use my mobile phone? Here you are. Q: What would the man most probably do? 12. M: Can you tell me the title of this oil painting? W: Sorry, I don’t know for sure, but I guess it’s an early eighteenth century work. Let me look it up at the catalogue. Q: Where does this conversation most probably take place. 13. M: I am worried about those classes I missed when I was sick. W: I’ll try to bring you up to date on what we have done. Q: What does the woman mean? 8 14. W: Hey, Dan, I hear you are meeting Susan’s parents for the time being. M: Yea, next weekend. Fortunately, her father loves to fish. So we’ll have something to talk about. Q: What can be inferred about Dan 15. W: Professor White’s presentation seemed to go on forever. I was barely able to stay awake. M: How could you sleep through it? It’s one of the best that I have ever heard on this topic. Q: What does the man think of Professor White’s presentation? 16. W: I am looking for quality paper to type my essay. I don’t see any on the shelf. M: I saw some in the stockroom this morning. I’ll go and check. Q: What does the woman want to buy? 17. M: It seems that we’ll have another fine day tomorrow. Let’s go to the seaside. W: OK, but we’ll have to leave very early, or else we’ll get caught in the traffic. Q: What does the woman suggest? 18. M: Do you know James? He is in your class. W: Certainly, in fact, he was the first person I got to know in my class. I still remember the look on his face when he showed up late on the first day of school. Q: Why did the woman remember James so well? Conversation One W: Can you tell me how to reach the bank please? M: Which bank? There are two: the Allied Irish Bank and the Bank of Ireland. W: I have an AIB pass card and I want to withdraw money from the bank. M: You need to go to the Allied Irish Bank which is near the local shopping center, Dunnes Stores. W: How do I get there? I have no knowledge of this area. M: Cross the road and turn left at the other side. Walk along the footpath until you reach the traffic lights. You will see a shopping center on the right band side. Walk across the road and turn right after the shopping center. Keep going straight for about 100m and the bank is to your left. W: It sounds very complicated. How far is it from here? M: It’s not so complicated. It’s about five minutes walk from here. I can draw a map for you if you wish. W: Oh, I would really appreciate that. By the way, will I be going North or South? M: You will be going northwards. You are now in the western part of the city and the Allied Irish Bank is situated in the North-east. Here’s a rough sketch of the area. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. Why does the woman want to find the bank? 20. Where is the Allied Irish Bank located? 21. How far is the bank from the speakers? 22. Who is the man? Conversation Two M: I’d like a single room for tonight. W: Yes, sir. Have you a reservation? M: I’m sorry I haven’t. 9 W: Let me see. With or without a bath? M: Preferably with a bath. W: I have an inside room with a bath on the 5th floor. If you prefer an outside room, it’s on the 7th floor, but without a bath. M: How much are they? W: The room with a bath is twenty-five dollars and the one without is eighteen dollars. The rate is cheaper by the week. M: Thanks, but I’m planning to stay only overnight. I’ll take the room with a bath. What’s the checking-out time? W: Eleven o’clock, sir. M: That means you charge for a full day if I don’t check out by then, regardless of my checking-in time. W: That’s right. Will you please register your name, address, destination and so forth? The bellboy will take your bags and show your room, which is Room 508. Here is the key. M: By the way, at what time are meals served? W: We serve breakfast from seven to ten, lunch from twelve to two-thirty, and dinner from five to eight-thirty. The dining hall is just across the hallway and the cafeteria is over there. The bar is on the other side of the lobby, and you’ll find a barbershop and laundry downstairs. M: I see. Thanks a lot. W: You are welcome. Hope you enjoy yourself. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What does the man prefer? 24. When will supper be served? 25. How much will he have to pay if he leaves at 12:00 the next day? Section B Passage One A friend of mine told me that when he was a young man, he went to work as a teacher in one of the states of India. One day, he received an invitation to dinner at the ruler’s place. Very pleased, he went to tell his colleagues. They laughed and told him the meaning of the invitation. They had all been invited and each person who was invited had to bring with him a certain number of silver and gold coins. The number of coins varied according to the person’s position in the service of the government. My friend’s income was not high, so he did not have much to pay. Each person bowed before the ruler, his gold went onto one heap, his silver went onto another heap. And in this way he paid his income tax for the year. This was a simple way of collecting income tax. The tax on property was also collected simply. The ruler gave a man the power to collect a tax from each owner of land or property in a certain area, if this man promised to pay the ruler a certain amount of money. Of course, the tax collector managed to collect more money than he paid to the ruler. The difference between the sum of money he collected and the sum of money he gave to the ruler was his profit. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What do we know about the speaker’s friend? 27. What was the real purpose of the ruler’s invitation? 28. What does the passage say about the tax collectors? 10 Passage Two Around the year 1,000 A. D., some people from northwest India began to travel westwards. Nobody knows why. After leaving their homes, they did not settle down again, but spent their lives moving from one place to another. Their later generations are called the Romany people or Gypsies. There are Gypsies all over the world and many of them are still traveling with no fixed homes. There are about 8 million of them, including 3 million in Eastern Europe. Gypsies sometimes have a hard time in the countries where they travel. Because they are different, people may be afraid of them, look down on them, or think that they are criminals. The Nazis treated the Gypsies cruelly, like the Jews, and nobody knows how many of them died in Hitler’s death camps. Gypsies have their own language, Romany. They like music and dancing, and often work in fairs and traveling shows. Traveling is very important to them and many Gypsies are unhappy if they have to stay in one place. Because of this, it is difficult for Gypsy children to go to school, and Gypsies are often unable to read and write. In some places, the education authorities try to arrange special traveling schools for Gypsy children, so that they can get the same education as other children. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. Why did the ancestors of Gypsies leave their home? 30. What is the attitude of some people towards Gypsies? 31. What measure has been taken to help Gypsy children? Passage Three As the car industry develops, traffic accidents have become as familiar as the common cold. Yet, their cause and control remains a serious problem that is difficult to solve. Experts have long recognized that this problem has multiple causes. At the very least, it is a problem that involves three factors: the driver, the vehicle and the roadway. If all drivers exercised good judgment at all times, there would be few accidents. But this is rather like saying if that all people were honest, there would be no crime. Improved design has helped make highways much safer. But the tide of accidents continues to rise because of human failure and an enormous increase in the number of automobiles on the road. Attention is now turning increasingly to the third factor of the accident, the car itself. Since people assume that the accidents are bound to occur, they want to know how cars can be built better to protect the drivers. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. What does the speaker think of the causes of automobile accidents? 33. What measure has been taken to reduce car accidents? 34. What remains an important factor for the rising number of road accidents? 35. What is the focus of people’s attention today according to the passage? Section C Nine-month-old Alexandra lets her mother know when she is hungry. Andrew, 11 months, makes it clear he wants some milk. They may be too young to speak, but Alexandra and Andrew have (36) joined the growing numbers of hearing babies who are learning (37) sign language to tell their parents what they are thinking. Once (38) confined to communicating with the deaf, sign language is (39) undergoing a 11 rebirth as a way for new parents to understand the (40) needs of their offspring long before they can talk. “It is about empowering children to communicate. They can communicate with you at an (41) early age and not be (42) frustrated,” said Etel Leit who runs baby sign language classes in Los Angeles. (43) Dismissed by some critics as a fad or part of the over-achieving parent syndrome, (44) baby signing is spreading in many parts of the United States but seems biggest in California where it began seven years ago. Books, flashcards, videos and classes hail（盛赞）(45) the benefits of teaching babies as young as 6 months old to sign with their parents, promising improved IQ, accelerates speech development and less frustration for everyone during the “terrible twos.” Leit spent 16 years as a language teacher before setting up her own signing business and ways (46) she is getting workshop requests from daycare centers and playschools. 模拟测试四 11—20 BDAAD CBCDD 21—30 CCDBC DACCA 31—35 BDDBC (36) focused (37) emotionally (38) distant (39) cancer (40) retirement (41) crossed (42) related (43) increasingly (44) Regardless of your age, you can make a number of important changes in your current lifestyle (45) We know much more about preventive health today than our parents and grandparents did in the past (46) And these new 模拟测试四 Section A 11. W: I heard you got full marks in the math exam. Congratulations. M: Thanks. I am sure you also did a good job. Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? 12. W: Hi, Tony, how did your experiment go yesterday? M: Well, it wasn’t as easy as I had thought. I have to continue doing it tonight. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 13. M: I hear you are moving into a new apartment soon. W: Yes, but it is more expensive. My present neighbor plays the piano all night long. Q: Why is the woman moving? 14. W: Mr. Jones, your student Bill shows great enthusiasm for musical instruments. M: I only wish he showed half as much for his English lessons. Q: What do we learn from the conversation about Bill? 15. W: Oh, dear! I am starving, I can’t walk any farther. M: Let’s go to the restaurant across the street and get something to eat. Q: Where are the two people? 16. W: Why didn’t you make an appointment to see the doctor last week when you first twisted your ankle? M: The injury didn’t seem serious then. I decided to go today, because my foot still hurts when I put my weight on it. 12 Q: Why didn’t the man see the doctor earlier? 17. M: I wonder if Sue will be here by 5 o’clock. W: Her husband said she left home at 4:30. She should be here at 5:10, and 5:15 at the latest. Q: What time did Sue leave home? 18. W: When will you be through with your work, John? M: Who knows, my boss usually finds something for me to do at the last minute. Q: What do we learn from this conversation? Conversation One W: Mr. Green, could you tell us something about the economic forecasts fro next year? For example, what will happen to housing costs? M: Well, there’s good news for buyers. Prices won’t increase. In fact, they’ll fall slightly. There are different reasons for this. One is that it won’t be so easy to borrow money. A second reason is that there are still a lot of empty new houses on the market. W: I see. And what about food prices? Will they fall too? M: I’m afraid not. You see, inflation will increase, so consumer prices will rise too. I think we can expect a 3% rise in prices. W: Some economists say that unemployment will rise. Are you one of these people? M: No, I’m not. I think it’ll decrease. Trade with other countries has improved dramatically over the past year. And the increased demand for goods means that there will be more jobs. W: Well, is unemployment falls, can we expect wages to fall too? M: No, no. The average will increase. Not very much, I’m afraid, but there will be a slight increase. W: One final question, Mr. Green. What will happen to petrol prices? Will they increase or decrease next year? M: That’s a very difficult question to answer because we don’t know what’ll happen in the oil producing countries. I have a feeling that prices will go down. However, I could be wrong! W: Mr. Green, thank you very much for your time. M: Thank you. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. What is the conversation mainly about? 20. Why will the housing costs decrease? 21. Why will there be more jobs? 22. What did the man say about oil prices? Conversation Two M: Good morning. Can I help you? W: Yes, I need something for my daughter. It’s her birthday, so I want something special. M: Well, how much did you want to spend? W: Oh, money doesn’t matter. M: Oh? Well, how about a nice ring? W: That’s a good idea. How much is this one? M: That’s$1,259.
W: Oh, well it’s not quite the right design for my daughter.

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M: Well, here’s a beautiful bracelet. It’s only $545. It’s eighteen carat gold. W: Hmm, well… no, that’s not quite right. I don’t like the shape. M: I know. How about this gold pen? It’s only$135, and it will last forever.
W: No, no. I don’t think so. It’s much too heavy.
M: Too heavy? I see. Well, how about a watch?
W: How much is your cheapest watch?
M: Let’s see. Oh, here’s one for $23.75. That’s twenty-three dollars and seventy-five cents. W: Ah, no, I don’t think she would like that watch, see it’s too big. How about that calculator over there? M: The calculator? But I thought you wanted… W: Oh, it’s beautiful! How much is it? M: It’s$7.85.
W: It’s perfect! I’ll take it. She’ll love it.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. Why does the woman go to the shop?
24. What is the price of the bracelet?
25. What can you infer from the passage?
Section B
Passage One
A community theater is an important part of almost every city or town in the United States.
There are over 2,000 community theaters in the United States today, about 4.5 million people
work or perform in these theaters fro an audience of more than 50 million people annually. These
theaters are amateur organizations and are different for professional theater companies. A
community theater may have its own building or perform in a school or church hall. The actors
and actresses so nor receive money for their work in the community theater. They have other jobs
to support themselves instead. Small communities can’t support a full time theater. They cannot
pay actors, directors or stage workers, so the theater participants work for free. One purpose of
community theater is to provide an opportunity for creative work. Many people join in community
theater because they want to perform or to be creative. Several people in a community theater
group were asked why they join. Each one said he or she needed to do something creative, to be
something original. One man said, “I love to act. It’s the only time I feel alive,” Another said, “I
have a very boring job. In the play, I can create something.” One woman said, “My whole life is
occupied by husband and family. I need something more than that.” Another purpose of
community theater is to educate and improve the community. Theater is an art but also introduces
new ideas to the audience.
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. How many people participate in the work of community theaters in the United States?
27. How are community theaters different from professional theater companies?
28. What opportunity does the community theater provide to the people in the community?
Passage Two
According to a new study done at the Medical School of University of California at Los
Anglos, left handed people may be more likely to have accidents than the right handed. One
reason may be: left handers tend to make minor mental mistakes. In the study of 2000 sailors,
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more mental errors and more accidents than right handers. The author of the study Jim Watson
said, “Minor mental mistakes are mistakes that any of us would make when we are tired or
careless and they could lead to accidents because we lose track of what we are doing”. Paul White,
chief of the study program said that he found the study interesting and exciting. But he warned
that the conclusions should not be accepted without further investigation. He said the study had
limitations, and limitations could have influenced the results. Jim Lawson, who is right handed
himself, stressed that the study was not an official project and said that the findings cannot be
applied to every left hander. He said minor mental mistakes can be regarded as evidence of lack of
concentration. But in the past, it was believed that left handers tended to have more accidents
largely because most equipment was designed for right handers.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. What is said about left handers in the study?
30. What was said about the study program?
31. What was the traditional explanation of left handers having more accidents?
Passage Three
On 15th, Feb. 1989, a survey was carried out among 18 overseas postgraduate students. 11
students were male and 7 were female. The purpose of the survey was to discover the view of the
students on a number of matters of personal concern. The survey was conducted bt means of a
questionnaire given to the students to complete. There were five questions. The first question
concerned favorite color and the second favorite number. The next 3 questions were all concerned
with aspects of marriage. No. 3 looked at the ideal age to get married, No. 4 examined the
qualities looked for in a partner and No. 5 asked about the ideal number of children. The main
findings were as follows: Blue was the most popular color. This was followed by green and purple.
There was no real significance in the choice of lucky number. About one third of the students said
that they had none. Sixty-one percent of the students selected the age group 26 to 30 years as ideal
for marriage, followed by 21 to 25 years. In looking at the most important qualities in an ideal
partner, someone hoped the person to be intelligent, others chose natural, still others indicated
attractive and honest. The ideal number of children was two, followed by three. It is not easy to
reach any definite conclusions based up on such a small sample of students from such widely
different backgrounds. However, it is clear that majority favored 26 to 30 as the idea age to get
married with an intelligent partner, and producing two children.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. Who were involved in this survey?
33. What do the 5 questions to be answered focus on?
34. What color was chosen as the post popular in the survey?
35. Why is it difficult to reach any definite conclusions by the survey?

Section C
If you are a young college student, most of your concerns about your health and happiness in
life are probably (36) focused on the present. Basically, you want to feel good physically, mentally,
and (37) emotionally now. You probably don’t spend much time worrying about the (38) distant
future, such as weather you will develop heart disease, or (39) cancer, how you will take care of
yourself in your (40) retirement years, or how long you are going to live. Such thoughts may have
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such health (42) related thoughts are likely to become (43) increasingly important to you. (44)
Regardless of your age, you can make a number of important changes in your current lifestyle
that will help you feel better physically and mentally. Recently researchers have found that, even
in late adulthood, exercise, strength training with weights, and better food can help elderly
individuals significantly improve their health and add happiness to their life. (45) We know much
more about preventive health today than our parents and grandparents did in the past, giving us the
opportunity to avoid some of the health problems that have troubled them (46) And these new
knowledge can be transmitted to our children to help them become healthier than our generation.

(36) practiced       (37) based       (38) world      (39) stress.
(40) components (41) stretch (42) relax               (43) mind.
(44) While each type focuses on different aspects of yoga, all share the same goal
(45) it increases their flexibility and reduces stress.
(46) Several studies have shown that yoga helps lower blood pressure, improves a person’s sense
of well-being.

模拟测试五 （02、1、）
Section A
11.W: I haven’t had much exercise lately. My only recreation has been watching TV or going to
the movies. What do you do for recreation?
M: In summer I like playing tennis instead of swimming and boating, and my favorite sport in
winter is skating.
Q: What is the man’s favorite sport in summer?
12. M: Why don’t you come to our house for dinner some time this week?
W: I’d like to, but we have visitors at home, perhaps next week.
Q: Why can’t the woman accept the man’s invitation?
13. W: I’m out of coins for the slot machine. Do you have any?
M: I don’t have any either. But I’ll get some from the café.
Q: What does the man offer to do?
14. M: I’ve just got a statement from the bank. It says I’ve drawn $300 more than I have in my account. W: Well, we did spend a lot on our vocation. In fact, we didn’t know exactly how much was in our bank. Q: What are they talking about? 15. W: Take a seat, Mr. Brown. Could you tell me which position you think most appeal to you? M: Well, as for me, I prefer to take the post of sales manager if you think I’m qualified. Q: What’s the man’s purpose in meeting the woman? 16. W: Billy, have you heard the latest news? It appears that we won’t be laid off after all. M: Oh, so what! I’m tired of working here anyway. Q: What’s the man’s reaction to the news the woman told him? 17. W: Your room is a mess. When was the last time you tidied your room? 16 M: It was when Linda came over. She has been so helpful that I simply can’t do without her. Q: What does the man mean? 18. M: I’m terribly sorry, Anna. I lost the magazine you lent me the other day. W: It doesn’t matter. I have already read it anyway. Q: What doesn’t the woman care about the lost magazine? Conversation One M: Hi, Lynn, I saw you at registration yesterday. I sailed t\right through, but you were standing in a line. W: Yeah. I waited an hour to sign up for a distance-learning course. M: Distance learning? Never heard of it. W: Well, it’s new this semester. It’s only open to psychology majors. But I bet it’ll catch on elsewhere. Yesterday over a hundred students signed up. M: Well, where is it? W: It’s an experimental course. I registered for Child Psychology. All I have to do is watch a twelve-week series of televised lessons. The department shows them several different times a day and in several different locations. M: Don’t you ever have to meet with the professor? W: Yes. After each part of the series, I have to talk to her and the other students on the phone, you know, about our ideas. Then we’ll meet on the campus three times for reviews and exams. M: It sounds pretty non-traditional to me. But I guess it makes sense considering how many students have jobs. It must really help with their schedules. Not to mention how it’ll cut down on traffic. W: You know last year my department did a survey and they found that 80% of all psocology majors were employed. That’s why they came up with the program. Look, I’ll be working three days a week next semester and it was either cut back on classes or try this out. M: The only thing is, doesn’t it seem impersonal though? I mean, I’d miss having class discussions and hearing what other people think. W: Well, I guess that’s why phone contacts are important. Anyway, it’s an experiment. Maybe I’ll end up hating it. M: Maybe. But I’ll be curious to see how it works out. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. How is the distance-learning course different from traditional course? 20. What do the speakers agree is the major advantage of distance-learning course? 21. Why does the woman decide to enroll in the distance course? 22. What does the man think is a disadvantage of distance learning? Conversation Two W: Today’s arts report portraits Dan Parker of the American Indian Dance Theater. Mr. Parker, I understand your troupe performs traditional music and dance from many different native American cultures. Can you give us an idea of some of the dances you’ll be doing in your performance tonight? M: Certainly. We’ll be doing won-us-award dance. Originally it was a story telling device to recount battles. Another is the grass dance, performed by plain’s Indians, where they actually 17 flatten tall field grass to prepare it for a ceremony. W: Since your dancers are from different tribes, how can you be sure the dances are done correctly? M: Everything were do has been approved by the elders of our tribes. That’s partly because we don’t necessarily know each other’s styles or dances. But it’s also because it’s hard to get complete agreement even within the same tribe about exactly how the dance should be done. W: Anyone who attends one of your performances will notice that your company goes to a lot of trouble to provide detailed explanations of the origin of the dances, the music, the costumes and so forth. Could you explain to our listeners why you do these? M: Good question. There are always concerns that traditional dances performed in a theater are nothing more than spectacle. Our explanations show that in our cultures, dance is ritual rather than entertainment. We also want to make it clear to our audience that we are not performing any dances use for secret ceremonies. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What is the main topic of the conversation? 24. What is the purpose of the interview? 25. Why do the dances have to be approved by the elders of the tribes? Section B Passage One There was once a man in South America who had a parrot, a pet bird that could imitate human speech. The parrot was unique. There was no bird like him in the whole world. He could learn to say any word except one. He could not say the name of his native town, Ketunnel. The man did everything he could to teach the parrot to say Ketunnel, but he never succeeded. At first he was very gentle with the bird. But gradually, he lost his temper. “You stupid bird. Why can’t you learn to say that one word? Sat Ketunnel or I will kill you.” But the parrot would not say it. Many times the man screamed, “Say Ketunnel, or I’ll kill you.” But the bird would never repeat the name. Finally, the man gave up. He picked up the parrot and threw him into the chicken house. “You are even more stupid than the chickens.” In the chicken house, there were four old chickens, waiting to be killed for Sunday’s dinner. The next morning, wqhen he went out of the chicken house, the man opened the door. He was hocked by what he saw. He could not believe his eyes and ears. On the floor lay three dead chickens. The parrot was screaming at the fourth, “Say Ketunnel, or I’ll kill you.” Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. Why did the man lose his temper? 27. Who killed the three chickens? 28. Why was the man shocked at the scene the next morning? Passage Two In Britain, if you are found guilty of a crime, you can be sent to prison or be fined or be ordered to do community work such as tidying public places and helping the old. You may also be sent to special centers when you learn special skills like cooking, writing and car maintenance. About 5 percent of the present population are women. Many prisons were built over one hundred years ago. But the government will have built 11 new prisons by next year. There are two sorts of prisons. The open sort and the closed sort. In the closed sort, prisoners are given very little 18 freedom. They spend three to ten hours outside their cells when they exercise, eat, study, learn skills. Watch TV and talk to other prisoners. All prisoners are expected to work. Most of them are paid for what they do, whether it is doing maintenance or cooking and cleaning. Prisoners in open prisons are locked up at night, but for the rest of the time, they are free within the prison grounds. They can exercise, have visitors, or study. And some are allowed out of the ground to study or to do community work. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What do we know about women prisoners in Britain? 30. In what way are open prisons different from closed prisons? 31. What do we learn about prisoners in Britain? Passage Three London taxi drivers know the capital like the back of their hands. No matter how small or indistinct the street is, the driver will be able to get you there without any trouble. The reason London taxi drivers are so efficient is that they all have gone through a very tough training period to get special taxi driving license. During this period, which can take two to four years, the would-be taxi driver has to learn the most direct route to every single road and to every important building in London. To achieve this, most learners go around the city on small motorbikes practicing how to move to and from different points of the city. Learner taxi drivers are tested several times during the training period by government officers. The exams are terrible experience. The officers ask you “How do you get from Birmingham palace to the Tower of London?” and you have to take them there in the direct line. When you get to the tower, they won’t say “well done”. They will quickly on to the next question. After five or six questions, they w8ill just say “See you in two months’ time”. and then you know the exam is over. Learner drivers are not allowed to work and earn money as drivers. Therefore, many of them keep their previous jobs until they have obtained the license. The training can cost quite a lot, because learners have to pay for their own expenses on the tests and the medical exam. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. Why are London taxi drivers very efficient? 33. How long does the training period last? 34. Why does the speaker think the driving test is a terrible experience? 35. Why do learner drivers have to keep their present jobs? Section C Hatha yoga includes meditation and exercises to help you improve flexibility and breathing, decrease stress, and maintain health. People have (36) practiced yoga for thousands of years in India. Yoga is (37) based on the idea that the mind and body are one. Practitioners believe that yoga improves health by improving how you see the (38) world, which clams the spirit and decreases (39) stress. Two basic (40) components of Hatha yoga are proper breathing and exercises, called postures that (41) stretch the body. You do postures while standing, lying down, sitting in a chair, or in a headstand position. While practicing a posture, you do breathing exercises to help (42) relax your muscles, maintain the posture, and focus your (43) mind. Hatha is one of many types of yoga. (44) While each type focuses on different aspects of 19 yoga, all share the same goal, which is not only improved physical and mental health, but achievement of “oneness” with a higher being, the self, or some form of higher awareness. Most people who try yoga for meditation find that (45) it increases their flexibility and reduces stress. If you suffer from a long-term medical condition, you can often combine yoga and conventional medical treatment. (46) Several studies have shown that yoga helps lower blood pressure, improves a person’s sense of well-being. A recent study determined that a 6-monty yoga program can help people fight fatigue. 模拟测试六 11—20 DAACB CADAD 21—30 BDCBB DDCBB 31—35 CABCD (36) doubled (37) seasonal (38) rivals (39) expectations (40) trading (41) income (42) profits (43) line (44) confirmed this week it plans to increase its investment (45) has caught on fast with online shoppers and sellers. (46) Google’s current growth rates are now three-to-four times higher than those of its closest competitors. 模拟测试六（2002 年 6 月） Section A 11. W: I suppose you’ve bought some gifts for your family. M: Well, I’ve bought a shirt for my father and two books for my sister. But I haven’t decided what to buy for my mother, probably some jewels. Q. Who does the man buy the books for? 12. W: Look, it says they want a junior sales manager and it seems like it’s a big company. That’ll be good, though you might have to travel a lot. M: Do they say anything about the experience? Q: What are they talking about? 13. W: I think we’ve covered everything. What about a cup of coffee before we move on to the next item? M: Good idea. I really can’t wait another minute. Q: What does the woman suggest doing? 14. W: But what happens if it rains? What are we going to do then? M: We’ll have to count on good weather, but if it does rain, the whole thing will have to be cancelled. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 15. W: You took an optional course this semester, didn’t you? How is it going? M: Terrible! It seems like the more the professor talks, the less I understand. Q: How does the man feel about the course? 16. W: Mark is playing computer games. M: Should he do that when the final exam exam is drawing near? Q: What does the man think Mark should do? 17. M: Jack seems to think that this year’s basketball season will be disappointing. 20 W: That’s his opinion. Most others think differently. Q: What does the woman mean? 18. M: Is this the check-in counter for Flight 914 to Los Angeles? W: Yes, but I’m sorry the flight is delayed because of a minor mechanical problem. Please wait for further notice. Q: What do we learn from this conversation? Conversation One M: Gloria, hello! You’re not looking too happy. What’s the matter? Have you been studying too much? W: Oh, no, that’s not it. The problem is that I was planning to go home over spring break, but my travel agent just told me all the airlines are fully booked that week. M: Why not go by car? W: It’s too long a trip to take by myself, and gasoline is so expensive. M: Have you checked the ride board? Maybe you can get a rider to go with you. W: The ride board—what’s that? M: It’s a bulletin board that has a map of the United States on it. The map is divided into different regions, and each region has a different number. Say you want to go to New England—that would be box number one. Then there are boxes for each number. You can put a white card or a blue card in one of the boxes. W: What’s the difference between a blue card and a white one? M: Blue means you have a car and need a blue riders to share the driving. White means that you’re looking for a ride. W: So I should go look at the white cards to see if anyone needs a ride to where I’m going, right? M: Yeah, and fill out a blue card too. W: So where is this ride board? M: It’s on the second floor of the Student Union building, right by the campus cinema. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. Why does Gloria look unhappy? 20. According to the man, what do the numbers on the boxes at the ride board represent? 21. What does Gloria hope to obtain through the ride board? 22. Where is the ride board? Conversation Two W: Walter, why haven’t you been coming to Professor Crosley’s anthropology class? M: What do you mean? I’ve been there every morning! W: Every morning? But… oh, I get it—you must be in the professor’s morning class in cultural anthropology. I’m in her afternoon class in social anthropology. So tell me, how do you like her class? M: Oh, it’s very interesting. So far, we’ve been studying the art, the architecture, and the tools of different cultures. And this Saturday, our class is going down to the local museum. They’re having an exhibit of the artifacts of the early inhabitants of this s\area. W: Your class has quite a different focus from mine. We’re studying social relations in groups. For example, this week we’ve been talking about marriage customs and family life in a number 21 of societies— including our own. M: So what’s your opinion of Professor Crosley? W: Well, she asks her students to do a lot of work—we’re going to have two tests and two research papers. But she’s a fascinating lecturer. I’ve never taken an anthropology course before, but I’m glad I decided to take her course. M: Yeah, same for me. In fact, I never thought of anthropology as an interesting subject, but now I sure do. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What do the two speakers have in common? 24. When does the woman’s class meet? 25. Which of the following topics would most likely be discussed in the man’s class? Section B Passage One Not everybody reads the daily newspaper. People who do not read newspapers are sometimes referred to as non-readers. Early research has shown that non-readers are generally low in education, low in income, either very young or very old. In addition, non-readers are more likely to live in rural areas and have less contact with neighbors and friends. Other studies show that non-readers tend to isolate themselves from community, are less likely to own a home, and seldom belong to local voluntary organizations. Why don’t these people read daily paper? They say they don’t have the time; they prefer radio or TV; they have no interest in reading at all. And besides, they think newspapers are too expensive. Recent surveys, however, have indicated that the portrait of the non-reader is more complicated than first thought. There appears to be a group of non-readers that does not fit the type mentioned above. They are high in income and fall into the age group of 26 to 65. They are far more likely to report that they don’t have the time to read the papers and they have no interest in the content. Editors and publishers are attempting to win them back. First, they are adding news briefs and comprehensive indexes. These will help overcome the time problem and they are also giving variety of newspaper content to help build the readers’ interest. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What is typical of non-readers according to the early research? 27. What are the findings of recent surveys? 28. What are editors and publishers doing to attract the non-readers? Passage Two Did you know that there is a kind of bird that can sew? This bird, called the tailor bird, uses its mouth as a needle. It sews the leaves together in a shape of a cup. Then it adds a layer of straw to the inside of the cup and lays its eggs there. Each bird species builds its own special kind of nest. The most common materials used for nests are grasses, branches and feathers. A bird must leave these materials into a nest. Just imagine building a house without cement or nails to hold it together. Another bird is called the weaver bird. The weaver bird builds its nest that looks like a basket. 22 The nest is shaped like a pear with a hole in the middle. The hole is the door of the nest. A third bird is called the oven bird. The oven bird makes a nest that is very solid. The nest is made of mud. The oven bird forms the mud into the shape of an oven and then lets it dry in the sun. The sun bakes the mud, making it very hard. Not all birds make their homes in branches. Some birds build their nests on the ground, while others bury their eggs under the ground. And some birds do not build nests at all. So when you look for nests and eggs in the branches of trees and bushes, remember that some nests may be right under your feet. Question 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What does the nest built by a tailor bird look like? 30. Why is there a hole in the weaver bird’s nest? 31. What is the oven bird’s nest made of? 32. What might surprise us about birds’ nests according to the speaker? Passage Three You can tell the age of a tree by counting its rings. But these records of a tree’s life really say a lot more. Scientists are using tree rings to learn what’s been happening on the sun’s surface for the last ten thousand years. Each ring represents a year of growth. As the tree grows, it adds a layer to its trunk, taking up chemical elements from the air. By looking at the elements in the rings from a given year, scientists can tell what elements were in the air that year. Dr. Stevenson is analyzing one element, carbon-14, in rings from both living and dead trees. Some of the rings go back almost ten thousand years to the end of the Ice Age. When Stevenson followed the carbon-14 trail back in time, he found carbon-14 levels change with the intensity of solar burning. You see the sun has cycles. Sometimes it burns fiercely. At other times it’s relatively calm. During the sun’s violent periods it throws off charged particles in fast moving streams, called solar winds. The particles interfere with the formation of carbon-14 on earth when there is more solar wind activity, less carbon-14 is produced. Ten thousand years of tree rings showed the carbon-14 level rises and falls about every four hundred and twenty years. The scientists concluded that solar wind activity must follow the same cycle. Question 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 33. What’s the purpose of the scientists in studying tree rings? 34. What affects the amount of carbon-14 on earth? 35. What do we learn from the passage about solar wind activity? Section C Google Inc., the U.S.-based web search firm, announced last week its profits have more than (36) doubled in the most recent quarter. The company has managed to avoid the (37) seasonal slump that has hit its (38) rivals, Yahoo and eBay. Last week’s earnings figures significantly beat market (39) expectations, and sent shares of Google up nearly two percent in after hours (40) trading on Thursday. Google’s revenue rose 77 percent to$2.46 billion, with its second-quarter net (41) income up sharply to $721 million. Rival firm Yahoo posted second quarter (42) profits this week as well, but those were modest and more in (43) line with market expectations. Word that Yahoo had postponed a planned upgrade to an advertising system designed to compete with Google is believed to have contributed 23 on Tuesday to Yahoo’s biggest one-day percentage decline ever. By contrast, Google (44) confirmed this week it plans to increase its investment in upgraded hardware and improved networks. One of the firm’s latest initiatives, called Google Checkout, (45) has caught on fast with online shoppers and sellers. It provides single source “log-in for purchase capability” by identifying secure places to shop within online search results. (46) Google’s current growth rates are now three-to-four times higher than those of its closest competitors. But industry analysts are debating when—or even whether—the current slow growth in the industry will affect Google as it has its rivals. 模拟测试七 11—20 BDDBA DBABA 21—30 CACAB BCBBB 31—35 CAABD (36) mysterious (37) coupled (38) ruining (39) means (40) percent (41) species (42) ensure (43) average (44) When you consider, that equals a quarter of the world catch, you begin o see the size of the problem. (45) some countries are beginning to deal with this problem, but it’s vital we find rational ways of fishing, (46) It would make a sense to give the fish enough time to recover, grow to full size and reproduce 模拟测试七 Section A 11. W: M: Mary, would you join me for dinner tonight? W: You treated me last weekend. Now, it’s my turn. Shall we try something Italian? Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 12. W: Good afternoon, I’m calling to inquire about the four-bedroom house you advertised in the newspaper. M: I am sorry, but it’s already sold. Q: What do we learn about the house from the conversation? 13. W: John, what are you doing on your computer? Don’t you remember your promise? M: This is not a game. It’s only a cross word puzzle that helps increase my vocabulary. Q: What is the probable relationship between the speakers? 14. M: Do you still keep in touch with your parents regularly after all these years? W: Yes, of course. I call them at weekends when the rates are down fifty percent. Q: What do we learn about the woman from the conversation? 15. M: Hurry, there is a bus coming. W: Why run? There will be another one in two or three minutes. Q: What does the woman mean? 16. M: Wow, that’s a big assignment we go for the English class. W: Well, it’s not as bad as it looks. It isn’t due until Thursday morning. Q: What does the woman mean? 17. W: Hello, is that Steve? I’m stuck in a traffic jam. I’m afraid I can’t make it before seven o’clock. M: Never mind. I’ll be here waiting for you. 24 Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 18. M: You really seem to enjoy your literature class. W: You’re right. It has opened a new world for me. I’m exposed to the thoughts of some of the world’s best writers. I’ve never read so much in my life. Q: What does the woman mean? Conversation One W: Hi, Mike. You know what, there is good news! M: Well, you are so excited. What is it? W: We may start class later in the morning soon. M: Well, that is good. But why? W: Now, our class starts at 7 in the morning so a lot of students have to get up at 6:00 in order to be on time at school. But experts say this is too early. M: Well, maybe we should go to bed earlier. W: Look, the point here is many teenagers tend to stay up late at night. They say when teenagers stay up late at night have problems learning early in the morning. M: Yeah, that is true. Sometimes, I stay up late and get very sleepy in the morning. I sometimes have a hard time with concentrating on what the teacher says. W: Well, some students go to school late or fall a sleep in class and the teachers are angry. M: We surely don’t mean to go to school late. W: But you know, some adults do not welcome the idea of starting class later. M: Why? Don’t they care about how their children feel? W: They surely care about their children. Some parents think it would limit the time for practicing sports after school. Some other parents think it is hard for them to get used to the change. They say it is impossible to have the high school students and elementary school students on buses at the same time. M: How about getting the elementary school to start earlier? W: Do you think it is a good idea to make elementary students wait for the bus so early? M: That is not good. But I just hope I don’t have to get up so early in the morning. Question 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. When do most high schools start class? 20. Why do researchers suggest starting class later? 21. Which of the following is not true? Conversation Two M: Hey, Mary. Are you free tonight? There is a lecture on Pop Art. W: What are they going to talk about? M: It is said there will be an introduction about Andy Warhol and his works. W: Well, I like the artist. M: I don’t know much about him. Tell me something. W: He’s said to be one of the most influential figures in American modern art. You know, he was best known for his bright colored images of famous people and food cans. M: Food cans? He drew pictures of food cans? W: Yes, this is related to pop art. Pop art was defined by images of material goods and popular 25 culture and pop artists rejected the serious nature of the art world. To do this, these artists painted or painted everyday images of things that usually are not considered art. These images included photographs from magazines, drink advertisements and drawings from popular comic strips. M: I got it from the poster that Andy Warhol had a shake-world exhibit. You know that? W: I think it must refer to the exhibit in 1962. He created thirty-two paintings of red and white soup cans. The soup cans looked like the soup produced by one of America’s most popular food companies, Campbell’s. Every painting looked the same except for the words written on the can that described different kinds of soup. M: It sounds interesting. It seems everything in life could become a work of art. W: That is true. Warhol also made painting using images asuch as Coca Cola bottles, dollar symbols, and popular cleaning products. He took the most everyday objects turned them into fine art. M: You surely know a lot about him. W: Well, I am working on a thesis entitled Andy Warhol and his art works. Questions 22 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 22. What is the conversation mainly about? 23. What was Andy Warhol famous for? 24. What do pop artists oppose? 25. Which of the following was used as an image by Andy Warhol? Section B Passage One Houston is home to cowboy culture, space travel, art, cars and much more. Two brothers established Houston in 1836. Augustus and John Allen were land developers from New York States. They purchased more than twenty-five square kilometers of land in a low-laying area near a small river. They named the town after a hero of Texas history, Sam Houston. The Allens wanted to build a city that would become a center of government and commerce. They succeeded. Houston soon became a center for the cotton trade, than later the oil industry. The Port of Houston links the city to the shipping traffic in the nearby Gulf of Mexico. Today, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. Two million people live there. The area now spread over more than 1600 square kilometers of southeastern Texas. Oil and gas exploration are still important to the Houston economy. But other industries have also grown over the years. One of these is the space industry. Houston is home to the Johnson Space Center. Astronauts train there. And it is also where the NASA space agency has its Mission Control. Controllers direct space shuttle flights from Houston, just as they did with the old Apollo flights to the moon. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What is the passage mainly about? 27. When was Houston established? 28. Which industries were important shortly after Houston was established? Passage Two Everyone knows about exchange and visitor program that give students a chance to study in another country. But today we are going to talk about a program that gives teachers a chance to 26 teach in the United States. It is the Visiting International Faculty Program. VIF is based in North Carolina and says it is the United States’ largest cultural exchange program for teachers and schools. This program has brought about seven thousand teachers to the United States since 1987. The program is open to teachers from Latin America, Europe, South Africa, Canada, Australia, the Philippines and New Zealand. It places them in schools in seven states for one to three years. After that, they must return home. The seven states are North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Florida and California. The teachers work for local school systems and are paid the same as an American teacher. The majority are placed in elementary education, Spanish language and English as a second language, special education, math and science. Some teachers are placed in other language classes and other subjects. Teachers in the program must have an advanced proficiency level in English. They must have a teaching or university degree equal to an American bachelor’s degree. And they must have three years of teaching experience with students between the ages of five and eighteen. Two years of driving experience is also required. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What is said about VIF? 30. Which of the following is not a requirement for the teachers in the program? 31. How will the teachers in the program be paid? Passage Three Scientific evidence has been building about the dangers to people who do not smoke from those who do. Now the top doctor in the United States says the evidence cannot be argued secondhand tobacco smoke is a serious public health risk. Recently Surgeon General Richard Carmona released the government’s largest report ever on secondhand smoke. For example, it says nonsmokers increase their risk of lung cancer by up to thirty percent if they live with a smoker. Doctor Carmona noted the added dangers faced by children who have to breathe secondhand smoke. These children are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, severe breathing problems and ear infections. The report says smoking by parents also slows lung growth in their children. Scientists have estimated that secondhand smoke kills about fifty thousand adults in the United States each year. Most of these nonsmokers die from heart disease, the others from lung cancer. Also, an estimated four hundred thirty newborn babies die from sudden infant death syndrome as a result of secondhand smoke. The report says separating smokers from nonsmokers or trying to clean the air in buildings is not enough protection. Doctor Carmona noted the progress in establishing smoke-free public places in the United States. Blood tests show that Americans are being exposed to secondhand smoke in fewer numbers and at low level since the late nineteen eighties. But the surgeon general says almost half of all nonsmokers in the United States are still breathing tobacco smoke at home, work or both. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. What does the passage say about the secondhand smoke? 27 33. What can be inferred from the passage? 34. What is the estimated number of adults killed by secondhand smoke each year in the United States? 35. Which of the following is not a solution to preventing the harm of secondhand smoke? Section C It’s difficult to imagine the sea ever running out of fish. It’s so vast, so deep, so (36) mysterious. Unfortunately, it’s not bottomless. Over-fishing, (37) coupled with destructive fishing practices, is killing off the fish and (38) ruining their environment. Destroy the fish, and you destroy the fishermen’s (39) means of living. At least 60 (40) percent of the world’s commercially important fish (41) species are already over-fished, or fished to the limit. As a result, governments have had to close down some areas of sea to commercial fishing. Big, high-tech fleets (42) ensure that everything in their path is pulled out of water. Anything too small, or the wrong thing, is thrown back either dead or dying. That’s an (43) average of more than 20 million metric tons every year. (44) When you consider, that equals a quarter of the world catch, you begin o see the size of the problem. In some parts of the world, for every kilogram of prawns （对虾） caught, up to 15 kilograms of unsuspecting fish and other marine wildlife die, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. True, (45) some countries are beginning to deal with this problem, but it’s vital we find rational ways of fishing, before every ocean becomes a dead sea. (46) It would make a sense to give the fish enough time to recover, grow to full size and reproduce, then catch them in a way that doesn’t kill other innocent sea life. 模拟测试八 11—20 DACBC ABCBC 21—30 DBBCC DCCDC 31—35 ADADB (36) limited (37) valued (38) lack (39) especially (40) increase (41) bottom (42) urges (43) qualified (44) It says another problem is a shortage of minority teachers, to better represent society. (45) The suggested fifteen to twenty percent pay raise would rise to fifty percent. (46) The plan also calls for better working conditions, and more pathway for teaching for those without traditional training. 模拟测试八 Section A 11. M: I can’t understand why Bob isn’t here yet. Do you think we should try to call him or go look for him? W: He probably just got held up in traffic. Let’s give him a few minutes. Q: What are the speakers probably going to do? 12. M: Hi, Susan. Have you decided where to live when you get married? W: I’d like to live in the downtown area near my work. But Nathan wants a house in the suburbs to save on expenses. 28 Q: Why does Susan want to live in the city? 13. M: I’d like to but a copy of Prof. Franklin’s book On American Culture. W: I’m sorry. The book has been out of print for some time now. Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place? 14. W: I’ve just locked my keys in my room. Now what should I do? M: I can’t believe it. You’re always so careless. Anyhow, let’s calm down and try to figure things out. Q: What does the man suggest? 15. W: Can you give us your email address? So we can get back to you as soon as possible. M: I’ll send you an email. So we don’t have to do the spelling on the phone, OK? Q: What are the speakers doing? 16. W: Hi, George. Could you give me a ride? I want to buy some food for the picnic. M: OK. I’m going home, but I can drop you at the supermarket. Q: What does the woman want to do? 17. W: My name is Helen Ware—W-A-R-E. Can I get a class permit for biology? M: Oh, no. Not now. Registration for students with last names beginning with “W” doesn’t start until tomorrow. Q: What does the man mean? 18. M: What was the weather like when you left New York last week? W: It was very much like the weather here in Beijing. So you needn’t take a lot of clothes if you don’t plan to stay there long. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? Conversation One M: Have you got the admission letter, Mary? W: Not yet. I am still waiting. How about you? M: Not yet, either. W: Well, I am worried. My parents told me that the best universities have accepted an unusually low percentage of students for admission this fall. M: Yes. I also heard that California school of Stanford University accepted less than eleven percent of the students who applied? W: Why did they reject so many students this year? M: People think it is caused by the increase in students going to college. W: So, this means we are facing tough competition. M: It is true. But, you know, some schools say it is because students send more applications than before. W: Nut how? M: Actually, I sent five applications to different schools. It is easy to send electronic applications online these days. I think other students do the same, too. So, it is quite likely that the increase of application letters lowers the admission rate. W: That sounds reasonable. But still that they say best schools would like to admit those who have musical talents. You are good at playing the piano and have won some prizes. Right? M: Yes. And you are such a good singer. W: So, we can cheer up a little bit. 29 Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. What are the speakers waiting for? 20. Why do they worry? 21. What is their advantage? 22. What can you infer from the passage? Conversation Two M: Good morning. Can I help you? W: Yes, I’d like to know how I could get a credit card. M: Well, first, you need to fill out an application form with your detailed information. W: But before that, I’d like to know what is the annual cost for using the card? M: It is about 150 yuan a year. W: That means even if I don’t use the card during the year, I still have to pay the sum? M: Sure. W: Then, how about if I just use a bank card? M: We don’t charge for the bank card. But you know, the credit card and the bank card are different. W: What is that? M: Well, to put it simply, with a credit card, you can buy things first and pay for them later. W: But how? You have to pay the shop after you buy things! M: Yes. But with a credit card, you can pay the shop even if there is no money in your account. The contract bank pays for you through an electronic system. And then, you pay the bank within 30 days of the purchase. W: That is amazing. How about if I can’t pay the bank in time? M: In that case, you need to pay interest to the bank. W: Is the interest rate the same as the deposit interest rate? M: No, it is higher than the deposit interest rate. W: Well, Er, I think I’d like to get a bank card. I am afraid I can’t control the desire to buy things with a credit card. It seems you don’t have to worry about money with it and you may buy a lot of things that are not so useful. M: OK, then you also need to fill out an application form, too. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. Why did the woman go to the bank? 24. How will the seller get paid if a customer holds a credit card? 25. Why did the woman decide to have a bank card instead? Section B Passage One Pamela Royal and her partner, Edith Clark, are the owners of Sea-View Hotel in Briton. As much of their business is seasonal, they do a good deal of the work themselves in order to make a profit. It is necessary to keep down the cost of extra staff. Although they will never make a fortune, for the last 10 years, they have earned a reasonable living from the hotel. They work extremely well together. And each has her own duties. In general, Pamela does the book keeping. She is excellent with figures and seldom makes mistakes. She also takes care of the decorations, particularly the flower-arranging, which is her hobby. Edith, on the other hand, makes all the stuff 30 arrangements, and when necessary, does the cooking. She is a very patient woman. And if guests make complaints, she tries her best to solve their problems. However, the two ladies do not do all the work themselves. They usually employ college students to do the cleaning and washing up. Old Albert, who is a retired policeman, goes in two hours a day to do the gardening and take care of the swimming pool. Both ladies are very popular. They believe in having an informal relationship with the guests and often make friends with regular visitors. Last month was their tenth anniversary in Briton. And they had a dinner for their friends to celebrate. Pamela gave a speech, and everyone wished them lots of success in the future. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. How do Pamela and Edith manage to keep down the cost of the hotel? 27. What jobs in the hotel are given to the college students? 28. Why are the two ladies popular in the area? Passage Two Some people dream of being president of the United States, some of becoming stars in a Hollywood movie, and others of making millions of dollars overnight. Could a dream like that come true in real life? Well, it did happen to Peter Johnson. Peter was an auto-mechanic. One day, he walked into the Union-Trust Bank in Baltimore, and took 5,000 dollars that did not belong to him. The guard and other employees stood back and let him stuff the bills into his shirt and pants without trying to prevent him from taking the money. No one pulled the gun. No one called the police. Why did they allow him to get away with it? Well, everything was legal. Peter had won a contest promoted by a Baltimore radio station. The first prize entitled him to enter the Union-Trust Bank and gather up as much money as he could lay his hands on within 5 minutes. Because he could not bring any large sacks or boxes into the bank, all the money had to be placed in his pockets. As time went by, Peter ran about wildly and tried to pick up as many large bills as he could find. When his time was up, he was out of breath, but was 5,000 dollars richer. Question 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. Why did Peter go to the Union-Trust Bank? 30. What was Peter’s job? 31. What did the guard do when Peter started gathering the money? 32. Why didn’t Peter take more money from the bank? Passage Three Larry Smith is one of the rescuers on the Golden Gate Bridge. His job is to save people who attempt to jump into the sea. If the telephone rings at 3 in the morning, he knows it’s trouble. Someone is threatening to commit suicide. Larry will get his things ready. And in no time he will be out the door heading for the spot. “If you aren’t too late,” Larry says, “you climb out onto the cold steel and try to talk to the poor soul and pull him or her back to safety. Many suicide attempts are made on the spur of the moment, and lives can be saved. But if you fail, if the person jumps into the sea, there is no describing how hopeless you feel.” Often would-be jumpers are driven to the despair and see no hope of getting out of the misery. The trick is to open a channel of communication with them. Following are some tricks that have worked. “Hi, if you are going to jump, at least give me your mum’s phone number, so I can call and tell her. That’s a nice watch. If you are going to jump, can I have it?” Sometimes all it takes is the voice of human being who cares. Larry estimates he has rescued about 30 people in his ten years of service. Question 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 31 33. What is Larry’s job? 34. What is happening if Larry’s phone rings at 3 o’clock in the morning? 35. What does Larry Smith do to stop someone from jumping off the bridge? Section C Almost half of new American teachers leave the profession within five years. Some get tired of large class sizes, (36) limited planning time and support, and wishing to feel more (37) valued by society. At the same time, experts say too many teachers (38) lack the required knowledge of what they teach, (39) especially math and science. Criticisms of teaching are usually less about the working conditions than about the pay. A new report calls for an immediate pay (40) increase of fifteen to twenty percent. It says this would lift teachers from the (41) bottom in starting pay among professions. The repot (42) urges new programs to solve a crisis in the number of (43) qualified math and science teachers. It says less than half of students who finish high school are ready for college-level math or science. (44) It says another problem is a shortage of minority teachers, to better represent society. It says two times as many black and three times as many Hispanic, Asian and Native American teachers are needed. (45) The suggested fifteen to twenty percent pay raise would rise to fifty percent. Teachers would work eleven months of the year instead of ten. Excellent teachers and those who agree to teach in troubled schools and subjects with shortages get extra pay. (46) The plan also calls for better working conditions, and more pathway for teaching for those without traditional training. 模拟测试九 11—20 DBCDA BADDD 21—30 DDBCB CABCB 31—35 DACAB (36) efforts (37) crisis f (38) improved (39) narrowed (40) farther (41) trouble (42) racial (43) reducing (44) Another concern is the large number of boys being identified with learning and emotional disabilities. (45) The Education Sector report calls for more study into the differences between boys and girls and into culture of schools. (46) But the report also advises the public not to worry too much, and to be careful not to harm the gains that girls have made. 模拟测试九(04.1.) Section A 11. M: I think you’d better find another partner. I love table tennis. But I don’t think I’m improving. W: Look, Paul. It is still too early to quit. Nobody expects you to be a superstar. Just keep going and you’ll get the hang of it.（水平会有所提高） Q: What does the woman mean? 12. M: Would you like to try the banana pie? It’s incredible. W: Well, to tell the truth. I don’t care much for the dessert. Q: What does the woman say about the banana pie? 32 13. M: I’m exhausted. I stayed up the whole night studying for my midterm math exam. W: But why do you always wait until the last minute? Q: What does the woman imply? 14. M: I really can’t afford any more interruptions right now. I’ve got to finish the assignment. W: Sorry. Just one more thing, could you give me a ride to school tomorrow? Q: What can be inferred from the conversation? 15. M: I like the color of this shirt. Do you have a larger size? W: This is the largest in this color. Other colors come in all sizes. Q: What does the woman imply? 16. M: Look, the view is fantastic. Could you take a picture of me with the lake in the background? W: I’m afraid I just ran out of film. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 17. M: The food in this restaurant is horrible. If only we’d gone to the school dining hall. W: But the food isn’t everything. Isn’t nice just to get away from all the noise? Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 18. W: Can I help you, sir? M: Yes. Can you show me the way to gate 9 for flight 901 to Hong Kong? I’m quite confused here. Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place? Conversation One M: Hi, Linda. Fancy meeting you here! W: Yeah, we haven’t seen each other for quite some time, right? M: Sure. But you are buying so much coffee! Do you drink a lot of coffee every day? W: Er, actually, I am kind of, can’t do without it. You know, without cups of coffee, I just feel so sleepy and tired. M: It is true that coffee can make you refreshed, but too much coffee harms your health. W: I know that. But I have to handle so much work every day. I just can’t do without it. M: You must be addicted to it. Then, why don’t you try some other ways to fight sleepiness and fatigue? W: You mean, tea? I hate the trouble to make tea. M: Actually, exercise is a very good way. I think that is the real way to help you out. W: But doing exercise needs a lot of time. I am just too busy to do it. Going to the gym or the swimming pool is time-consuming. M: Doing exercise may need some time, but you don’t have to go to the gym or the swimming pool. You may simply go out for a walk when you feel sleepy. Or you can do some indoor exercises like Yoga at home. It won’t take you much time, but the result can be very good. W: I have never had the idea that doing exercise can help fight against fatigue, but I think what you said is worth a try. M: Well, a lot of people think they are tired because they have worked too much, but they neglect the fact that they don’t take enough exercise to build their health. W: I think I will start to do exercise, but I’d like to start with some coffee. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 33 19. What does the man warn the woman about coffee? 20. What does the woman think of exercise? 21. Which of the following exercises does the man recommend? 22. What can be inferred form the passage? Conversation Two M: Hi, Ann, do you know that Jack has been admitted to the Graduate School of Peking University? W: Yes, I just think he is so wonderful! M: Other students say he has just declined a job offered by Siemens. What a shame! W: Nut I think he has made a right decision. You see, Peking University is one of the top universities in the country and studying there is not easy. M: But the chance of working in companies like Siemens is not easy, either. Do you know how many students compete for his post in Siemens? More than 100! W: It is true Jack has given up a very good work opportunity. But after he has finished postgraduate study, he could find a better job. M: But he will lose years of gaining social experience! W: Well, he will gain social experience anyway. After three years’ study, he surely can gain social experience at any work. M: So, if you were faced with such a choice, you would go to study instead of working in a big company? W: Well, quite the contrary, I prefer to go to work first. M: Why? You just supported Jack’s decision! W: I have to consider a lot of practical things, like tuition fee and living costs. You know, I have to pay my student loan after graduation. So, I need to work. M: I see your point. W: How about you? You surely will go to work after graduation? M: Sure. I will work in Microsoft China. You know, I gave up the chance of MBA study because I think I can learn more than book knowledge by working in a famous international company. W: It must be very exciting and challenging. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What is Jack’s decision? 24. Why does the woman prefer to go to work after graduation? 25. What can be inferred from the passage? Section B Passage One Do you remember a time when people were a little nicer and gentler with each other? I certainly do. And I feel that much of the world has somehow gotten away from that. Too often I see people rushing into elevators without giving those inside a chance to get off first, or never saying “Thank you” when others hold the door open for them. We get lazy. And in our laziness, we think that something, like a simple “Thank you”, doesn’t really matter. But it can matter very much. The fact is that no matter how nicely we dress, or how beautifully we decorate our homes, we can’t be truly elegant without good manners because elegance and good manners always go hand in hand. In fact, I think of good manners as a sort of hidden beauty secret. Haven’t you 34 noticed that the kindest, most generous people seem to keep getting prettier? It’s funny how that happens. But it does. Take the long-lost art of saying “Thank you”. Like wearing a little makeup, or making sure your hair is neat. Getting into the habit of saying thanks you can make you feel better about yourself. Good manners add to your image while an angry face makes the best dressed person look ugly. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What is the passage mainly about? 27. What does the speaker say about the people of the past? 28. According to the speaker, how can we best improve our image? Passage Two “Go to the playground and have fun.” Parents will often say to their kids. But they should remember playgrounds can be dangerous. Each year about 200,000 children end up in hospital emergency rooms with playground injuries. Many injuries involve falls from too high equipment onto too hard surfaces. Nearly 70% of the injuries happen on public playgrounds. Recent studies show they may be badly designed that protective services are inadequate and their equipment is poorly maintained. Parents should make sure that the equipment in the playground is safe and that children are playing safely. Last year the national program for playground safety gave the nation’s playgrounds a grade of “C” for safety after visiting more than 3,000 playgrounds nationwide. Parents should watch closely. They should always be within shouting and running distance of their children. Young children don’t understand cause-and-effect, so they may run in front of moving swings. They’re also better at climbing up than getting down, so they may panic at the top of a ladder. It’s important for children to know you’re watching them. Once they feel that sense of security, that’s when they can be creative. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What is the cause of playground injuries? 30. What should parents do to prevent playground injuries? 31. What does the speaker say about young children? Passage Three For 25 years I was a full-time thief, specializing in picking pockets. Where I come from in southeast London, that’s an honorable profession. Anyone can break in a house and steal things. But picking somebody’s pocket takes skill. My sister and I were among the most successful pickpocket teams in London. We worked hotel and theater lobbies, airports, shopping centers and restaurants. Now we don’t steal any more, but this crime is worldwide. Here is how to protect yourself. Professional pickpockets do not see victims, only handbags, jewels and money. Mothers with babies, the elderly, the disabled are all fair game. My preferred target was the lone female, handbag at her side, the right side to be exact. So if I’m next to her I can reach it cautiously with my right hand across my body. Only about one woman in a thousand carries her bag on the left, and I tended to steer clear of them. Women whose bags are hanging in front of them are tricky for the pickpocket, as there isn’t a blind side. If you want to make it even harder, use a bag with handles rather than a strap. For men, one of the best places to keep a wallet is in the back pocket 35 of tight trousers. You’ll feel any attempts to move it. Another good place is in the buttoned-up inside pocket of a jacket. There’s just no way in. Even better, keep wallets attached to a cord or chain that is fastened to a belt. A pickpocket needs targets who are relaxed and off guard. The perfect setting is a clothing store. When customers wander among the racks, they are completely absorbed in the items they hold up. The presence of a uniformed security guard is even better. A false sense of security makes a pickpocket’s job much simpler. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. Why does the speaker say that picking somebody’s pocket is an honorable profession in southeast London? 33. According to the speaker, who is most likely to become a victim of pickpockets? 34. In the speaker’s opinion, what’s the best place for a man to keep his wallet? 35. What is the perfect setting for picking pockets, according to the speaker? Section C There have been a lot of reports that boys are in trouble in American education. Some people say (36) efforts to improve education for girls, especially in math and science, have resulted in a (37) crisis for boys. According to a report released this week, American boys in most cases are doing better than ever. “But girls have just (38) improved their performance on some measures even faster,” it says. As a result, girls have (39) narrowed or closed differences with boys in some areas and moved (40) farther ahead of them in others. The report does agree that some groups of boys are in (41) trouble. It says this is true especially of Hispanics and blacks and those from poor families. But it says closing (42) racial and economic differences would help them more than (43) reducing differences between boys and girls. (44) Another concern is the large number of boys being identified with learning and emotional disabilities. Also, the report says policymakers now recognize the need to reform public high schools. Such changes should help boys as well as girls. (45) The Education Sector report calls for more study into the differences between boys and girls and into culture of schools. It says the research will help teachers and parents better understand why gains for boys are not rising as fast as for girls. (46) But the report also advises the public not to worry too much, and to be careful not to harm the gains that girls have made. 模拟测试十 11—20 DCCAB DBAAC 21—30 ADBAB DABCA 31—35 BBACB (36) puzzled (37) differ (38) typical (39) odd (40) conversation (41) personal (42) friendly (43) offensive (44) On the other hand, people in most Asian cultures are far more guarded about expressing their feelings publicly than most Americans are. (45) Many Eastern Asians prefer to hold their emotions in check and instead express themselves with great politeness. They try not to be blunt and avoid making direct criticism. (46) A major difference between Americans culture and most Asian cultures is that in Asia, the community is more important than the individual. 36 模拟测试十 Section A 11. M: I ran into our friends Mark yesterday on the street and he said he hadn’t heard from you for two months. W: Yes, I know. But I’ve been too busy to phone him. Q: What can we infer from the conversation? 12. M: Mr. Brown asked me to tell you that he was sorry he can’t come to meet you in person because he is really too busy to make the trip. W: That’s OK. I am glad you’ve come in his place. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 13. M: So, when are the other guys going to get here? The train is leaving in 10 minutes. We can’t wait here forever. W: It’10:30 already. They are supposed to be here by now. I’ve told everybody to meet here by 10:15. Q: When is the training leaving? 14. W: So, you finally listen to your wife’s advice and give up smoking. M: It was my doctor’s advice. I am suffering from high blood pressure. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 15. W: Frank, I thought you were working in New York. M: I was, but I moved back. I just couldn’t get used to living in a big city so here I am back to school taking courses for a teacher certificate. Q: What is Frank planning to do? 16. M: Washing dishes in the restaurant every day is really boring. W: Why don’t you quit and deliver flowers for me? Q: What does the woman suggest the man do? 17. M: Can I borrow your maths textbook? I lost mine on the bus. W: You ask the right person, I happened to have an extra copy. Q: What does the woman mean? 18. W: Hello, this is Dr. Green’s office. We are calling to remind you of your 4:50 appointment for your annual check up tomorrow. M: Oh, thanks. It’s a good thing you call. I thought it was 4:15 today. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? Conversation One M: Hi, Mary, have you decided which option course to take? W: Well, I am still not clear about the guidelines. M: But did you attend the meeting this afternoon? W: No. I had to pick up my brother at the airport today. M: In fact, it is not complicated at all. But the point is, everyone can only choose one course from the list here. W: It seems to be a long list. M: That’s true. But for freshmen, there aren’t many choices. Actually, only those with ticks are for freshmen. 37 W: That means there are only about seven or eight subjects to choose from. M: So, which one will you choose? Perhaps, movie appreciation or economics? W: I heard from the sophomores that the teacher just showed very old movies to them and there’s no fan at all. M: Then how about folk songs? W: You must be kidding. You know, I am not good at dinging. How about you? M: I will choose economics. I think this can lay a good foundation for me to further my study in that field. W: But you are majoring in computer science! Why do you have to bother to learn economics? Why don’t you learn something with more fun? M: Well, I think in the future, I will switch to do management. Knowledge of economics will be helpful. By the way, computer science is aimed to help the economy. So, I think economics is very important for my future development. W: I think I will choose a subject I am really interested in. Maybe another foreign language! Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. What are the speakers talking about? 20. Why didn’t the woman attend the meeting? 21. What does the woman think of movie appreciation? 22. What can be inferred from the conversation? Conversation Two M: I am sorry, Linda. I am afraid I cannot go to the concert with you this evening. My boss has asked me to finish the work at hand. I am not sure when I can finish it. W: You are working overtime again? You have been working overtime for four days on end this week! M: Listen, Linda, recently, our company has just got some new contacts. All of them are important and urgent. W: But this is the weekend. Should you have some relaxation? M: Yes, I want to relax too, and that is why I wanted to go to the concert with you. But the work, you see, I have to finish it. W: But work should not become all of your life. I think your boss is just asking too much. M: No, Linda. This is not the case. Have I told you the assistant in our department just resigned? His leaving makes our work more difficult, and things are piling up now. W: But why don’t you take on a new assistant? M: Sure. We have already recruited a new assistant to fill the post. But he is not familiar with the situation here. We have to give him time. W: You know, Steven, I am just worried. I worry about your health. M: I know that. Thank you, Linda. I know you understand. You have been so supportive. W: Then how about the ticket? M: How about you just bring the boy along? He may like it. W: OK, I will ask him if he’d like to go with me. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? 24. Why does the man apologize to the woman? 38 25. Which of the following statement is true? Section B Passage One In the next few decades, people are going to travel very differently from the way they do today. Everyone is going to drive electrically-powered cars, so in a few years, people won’t worry about running out of gas. Some of the large automobile companies are really moving ahead with this new technology. F&C Motors, a major auto company, for example, will hold a press conference next week. After the press conference, the company will present its new electrically-operated models. Transportation in the future won’t be limited to the ground, many people predict that traffic will quickly move to the sky. In the coming years, instead of radio reports about road conditions and highway traffic, news report will talk about traffic jams in the sky. But the sky isn’t the limit. In the future, you will probably even be able to take a trip to the moon. Instead of listening to regular airplane announcements, you will hear someone say: the spacecraft to the moon leaves in 10 minutes. Please check your equipment. And remember no more than 10 ounces of carry-on baggage are allowed. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What will be sued to power cars in the next few decades? 27. What will future news reports focus on when talking about transportation? 28. What will passengers be asked to do when they travel to the moon? Passage Two County fairs are a tradition in New England towns. They offer great entertainment. One popular event is the pie-eating contest. If you want to take part in the contest, it is a good idea to remember these guidelines: first, make sure your stomach is nearly empty of food. Eating a whole pie can be hard if you have just finish a meal. Next, it is helpful to like the pie you are going to eat. The cream types are a good choice. They slide down the throat more easily. Placing your hands in the right position adds to the chances of winning. There is a temptation to reach out and help the eating process. This will result in becoming disqualified. Don’t just sit on your hands, if your hands are tied behind your back, you will not be tempted to make use of them. Now you are ready to show your talent at eating pies. The objective course, is to get the bottom of the pie plate before the other people. It is usually better to start at the outside and work toward the middle. This method gives you a goal to focus on. Try not to notice what the other people near your are doing. Let the cheers from the crowd spur you on. But don’t look up. Al;l you should think about is eating that pie. Question 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. Where is pie-eating contest usually held? 30. What should a person do before entering into the pie-eating contest? 31.Where is a person advised to put his hands during the contest? 32. What suggestion is offered for eating up the pie quickly? Passage Three The period of engagement is the time between the marriage proposal and the wedding ceremony. Two people agree to marry when they decide to spend their lives together. The man usually gives the woman a diamond engagement ring. That tradition is said to have started when an Austrian man gave a beauty. He placed it on the third finger of her left hand. He chose that 39 finger because it was thought the blood vessel in that finger went directly to the heart. Today we know that this is not true, yet the tradition continues. Americans generally are engaged for a period of about one year if they are planning a wedding ceremony and a party. During this time, friends of the bride may hold a party at which women friends and family members give the bride gifts that she will need as a wife. These could include cooking equipment or new clothing. Friends of the man who is getting married may have a bachelor party for him. This usually takes place the night before the wedding. Only men are invited to the bachelor party. During the marriage ceremony, the bride and her would-be husband usually exchange gold rings that represent the idea that their union will continue forever. The woman often wears both the wedding ring and the engagement ring on the same finger. The husband wears his ring on the third finger on his left hand. Many people say the purpose of the engagement period is to permit enough time to plan the wedding. But the main purpose is to let enough time pass so the two people are sure that they want to marry each other. Either person may decide to break the engagement. If this happens, the woman usually returns the ring to the man. They also return any wedding gifts they have received. Question 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 33. What was the diamond ring said to represent? 34. Why did the Austrian man place the diamond ring on the third finger of the left hand of this would-be wife? 35. What is the chief advantage of having the engagement period? Section C American visitors to Eastern Asia are often surprised and (36) puzzled by how Asian cultures and customs (37) differ from those in the United States. What’s considered (38) typical or proper social conduct in one country may be regarded as (39) odd, improper or even rude in the other. For example, people from some Eastern Asian countries may begin a (40) conversation with a stranger by asking (41) personal questions about family, home or work. Such questions are thought to be (42) friendly, whereas they might be considered (43) offensive in the United States. (44) On the other hand, people in most Asian cultures are far more guarded about expressing their feelings publicly than most Americans are. Openly displaying annoyance or anger, yelling, arguing loudly and so forth is considered ill-mannered in countries such as Japan. (45) Many Eastern Asians prefer to hold their emotions in check and instead express themselves with great politeness. They try not to be blunt and avoid making direct criticism. In fact, they often keep their differences of opinion to themselves and merely smile and remain silent rather than engage in confrontation. By comparison, Americans are often frank about displaying both positive and negative emotions on the street and in other public places. Americans visiting Asia should keep in mind that such behavior may cause offense. (46) A major difference between Americans culture and most Asian cultures is that in Asia, the community is more important than the individual. Most Americans are considered a success when they make a name for themselves. 模拟测试十一 11—20 ABCAA DCBCD 21—30 DCCDB BDADA 31—35 CBBCA (36) affects (37) nervous (38) anxiety (39) problems (40) depression (41) performance (42) heart (43) cope 40 (44) This response ranges from barely noticeable to very intense, depending on the situation. (45) Some stress is normal and even necessary to keep life interesting challenging. (46) If you have too many stressful situations over a period of time, or an ongoing stressful situation, you may begin to feel miserable and have health problems. 模拟测试十一 Section A 11. W: Hey, let me know how your summer’s going! I’ll miss you guys while I’m working here in the library. M: I’ll be working, too! But I’ll send you an email or call you once in a while. When we all get back to school, we can have a party or something. Q: What do we learn about the two speakers? 12. W: I know it’s the end of the season, but those peaches are such a bargain that I couldn’t help buying them! Have one please! M: Thank you! Actually, they seem pass their prime. Q: What do we learn from the conversation? 13. M: The assignment on physics is a real challenge. I don’t think I can finish it on time or by myself. W: Why don’t you join us? It may be easier then. Q: What does the woman suggest? 14. M: Jean really lost her temper in Dr. Brown’s class this morning. W: Oh? Did she? But I think her frankness is really something to be appreciated. Q: What does the woman mean? 15. W: We heard that when you are a kid, you submitted a story to Reader’s Digest. M: Well, I don’t remember that story exactly, but my idea of a great time then was a pad of lined paper and a new blue pen. I thought myself as a Reader’s Digest member at the age of six. Q: What do we learn about he man from the conversation? 16. M: Your son certainly shows a lot of enthusiasm on the tennis court. W: I only wish he’d show as much for his studies. Q: What does the woman imply about her son? 17. W: We are supposed to meet John here at the railway station. M: That’s like looking for a needle in a haystack. Q: What does the man imply? 18. W: Our school has just built some new apartments near campus, but one bedroom runs for 500 dollars a month. M: That’s a bit beyond the reach of most students! Q: What does the man mean? Conversation One M: Good afternoon, Miss Chung. W: Good afternoon, Mr. Lee. M: Miss Chung, I have read with regret your letter or resignation, for I believe it would be a great loss for the company if you left the job. 41 W: Thank you for saying so, Mr. Lee. But I have decided I’d like to have a change. M: Then why have you decided to leave? Is it because of the salary? If that is the problem, we can discuss it now. W: n fact, Mr. Lee, I have received a letter of admission from Harvard University. The school will begin in four months. M: Harvard University! Well, congratulations, young lady. W: I think I just need to experience a whole new way of life and learn something new. M: That will be good for you, but you know what your leaving will mean to us. W: I am sorry for the inconvenience I will bring to the company, but I will stay here for another three months so that my job responsibilities can be transferred. M: It is considerate of you to do that. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. Why does the woman talk with the man? 20. Which department does the woman work in? 21. What will the woman do after leaving the company? 22. When will the woman leave the job? Conversation Two M: So, how was the meeting with the American teachers? W: Terrible! They were completely out of control! Everyone was talking all the time—asking questions, making remarks, saying their own ideas instead of letting the professor finish what he had prepared to say. The professor got very angry and left in the middle of the meeting. M: Oh, dear! But you see, it’s what I’ve been trying to tell you: Western-style conversations aren’t handled the same way as Japanese conversations. American-style conversations are like a game of tennis or volleyball. I serve, and I expect you to hit my ball back. I expect you to add something — to agree or disagree, or to add an example or as a question or make a joke. That way the ball comes back to me again, and then I add something and hit it back to you. W: But it isn’t respectful to hit balls at the professor! M: I know it’s hard to get used to Japanese conversations are more like bowling, where everyone takes turn, each with a different ball. I watch politely while you bowl your ball, then it’s my turn, and you watch while I bowl mine. There’s no back and forth. And to Americans, that seems very rude. W: Japanese people are not rude to foreign guests! M:I agree! And the Americans didn’t want to be rude either. Look, if we go bowling together, you don’t expect me to snatch your ball halfway down the lane and throw it back at you? In bowling, that’s rude. But if we play tennis together, it’s rude for you to just stand back and watch my ball fall. W: I see. So both games are fine, and we’re all good players, but we are playing two different games. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. What were the two speakers talking about? 24. In which country does this conversation most likely take place? 25. Which of the following is rude according to the conversation? Section B 42 Passage One The appearance of agriculture was related to the making of weapons. This idea may sound incredible to many people. In fact, among the first creation of man were weapons. In order to survive he had to hunt wild beasts and protect himself from enemies. Finding that too difficult bare-handed, in the beginning, he used large sticks and sharp bones from dead animals, but later he discovered that stone and rocks were more effective. They were more durable than bones and more deadly than sticks. Thrown at an enemy, they could do considerable damage, and they could also be used to crack nuts and obtain to profit from experience increased, man discovered that sharpened stoes not only killed more quickly, but could be used for digging the earth and preparing the ground for the planting of seeds which he had already learned would produce food. The first crude agriculture was born from this and the birth of agriculture was vital for man’s survival and development. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What did man use for hunting in the beginning? 27. What were the characteristics of stone sand rocks? 28. Which of the following is not true? Passage Two Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome. I’m sure we have all heard the expression “Think green”. Tonight we are going to talk about “Act green” in our everyday life. The best place to start, of course, is our homes. Every day people all over the world are hurting the environment without knowing it. For example, busy people buy paper napkins and plastic food wrap at the supermarket. This helps them save time on house work. But after these things have been used, what happens to them? They go into the garbage can. In many places, especially in North America big cities are running out of places to throw their garbage. What can we do about it? How can we cut down on the garbage? Now we can use plastic napkins and plastic towels instead of paper towels. When we go grocery shopping we can choose products that are not over-packaged. For example, last week I bought a package of cookies in a bag. There was a plastic tree instead the bag, and then each cookie was in its own package in the bag. That’s over-packaging, we should also take our own bags to the grocery store to carry the things home in. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What is this talk mainly about? 30. What is the problem why paper napkins and plastic wrap? 31. What does the speaker suggest people should do when they go shopping? Passage Three It doesn’t matter when or how much a person sleeps, but everyone needs some rest to stay alive. That’s what all doctors thought, until they heard about A; Herpin. Al Herpin, it was said never sleep. Could this be true? The doctors decided to see this strange man themselves. Al Herpin was 90 years old when the doctors came to his home in New Jersey. They thought for sure that he had got some sleep of some kind. So they stayed with him and watched every moment he made. But they were surprised. Though they watched him hour after hour and day after day, they never saw Herpin sleeping. In fact, he did not even own a bed. He never needed one. The only rest that Heropin sometimes got was sitting in a comfortable chair and reading 43 newspapers. The doctors were puzzled by this strange continuous sleeplessness. They asked him many questions, hoping to find an answer. They found only answer that might explain this condition. Herpin remembered some talk his mother having been injured several days before he was born. But that was all. Was this the real reason? No one could be sure. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. What is the main idea of this passage? 33. When the doctors came to visit Herpin, what did they expect? 34. After watching him closely, what did the doctors come to believe? 35. Which of following reasons might explain Herpin’s sleeplessness? Section C Stress can have a serious impact on your health, especially if it is ongoing. It (36) affects the heart and blood vessels, the (37) nervous system and the immune system. Stress can cause moodiness, (38) anxiety, and difficulty concentrating. It can make some health (39) problems worse, such as diabetes, asthma. Over time, stress can lead to (40) depression, relationship problems, and poor (41) performance at work or school. When you are stressed, your body release hormone that increase your (42) heart rate and breathing and provide a burst of energy. Nearly all body system, such as the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, and brain, prepare to (43) cope with danger. This is known as the “fight-or-flight” stress response. (44) This response ranges from barely noticeable to very intense, depending on the situation. When the stressful situation passes, your body returns to normal. (45) Some stress is normal and even necessary to keep life interesting challenging. The stress response can be useful when intense focus or a quick reaction is needed. However, it can also interfere with your ability to do complex tasks and interact with other people. (46) If you have too many stressful situations over a period of time, or an ongoing stressful situation, you may begin to feel miserable and have health problems. The good news is that you can learn ways to cope with stress and to reduce the amount of stress in life. 模拟测试十二 11—20 BDDBC DBBBA 21—30 CCCCA DCAAA 31—35 DCCAB (36) facilities (37) staff (38) understand (39) deadly (40) highlights (41) prevented (42) consequences. (43) recalls (44) He was in the hospital for two days being worked up for drug abuse (45) he got a$71 million settlement award from the hospital.”
(46) But he acknowledges that increasing numbers of health care workers are bilingual, and that
more clinics and hospitals do make sure their staff and patients understand each other.

模拟测试十二
Section A
11. M: Would you like to see those pants in another color? They also come in brown and in navy.
W: Actually the gray is fine but I prefer something in wool.
Q: What will the woman probably do next?
12. M: That sweater is so unusual, and yet it looks familiar. Did I just see you wearing it
yesterday?

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W: Well, not me. But… see, it belongs to my roommate Jill and she is in your chemistry class.
Q: What does the woman imply?
13. M: The tickets for that rock concert finally go on sale next Saturday at 5 o’clock.
W: As far as I know, anyone who wants one had better get it sooner than that. That’s their first
and only performance here.
Q: What des the woman imply?
14. W: Are you sure you don’t mind getting the concert tickets? I wouldn’t be able to pay you
back until Friday when I get paid.
M: No problem. I’m glad I can help and we’ll be able to go together.
Q: What does the man mean?
15. M: Can I get a ride into the office with you tomorrow?
W: Another day would be fine. But I have got to be downtown for a meeting in the morning.
Q: What does the woman imply?
16. M: Excuse me, do you mind if I borrow that newspaper for a little bit?
W: I’m sorry, but it doesn’t belong to me. Have you checked with Mark?
Q: What does the woman imply?
17. M: I’d love to come to your barbecue on Saturday but my cousin is arriving from California
that day.
W: That’s no problem. The more the merrier. I’m glad we finally have a chance to get
together.
Q: What does the woman imply?
18. M: I talked to Philip today and he said he’d be coming to the party.
W: Oh, so he can come after all. You know, he always complain that he has a million things to
do each day.
Q: What can be inferred about Philip?

Conversation One
W: I just read a curious fact. Did you know that people who spend less than ten minutes in a
drugstore are five times more likely to make a purchase than those who spend half an hour
there?
M: I saw that article, too. But think, if someone run into a drugstore for ten minutes, it’s usually to
make a specific purchase.
W: And someone who spends more time there maybe just looking.
M: Exactly. Haven’t you ever gone into a store thinking that you’d buy something, and then talk
yourself out of it?
W: Yes, I have. Especially when I thought I could get it for less elsewhere, or I really didn’t need
it after all.
M: Exactly. But you run in to buy something specific and have very little time, you pick it up, pay
for it immediately and then leave.
W: That’s true. Maybe we should learn a lesson from that. Take your time and you’ll spend less
money.
M: I doubt if that would be true in all stores, though. In a department store, for instance, you may
see a sweater or something you never intended to buy and buy it because you have time to look
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Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What prompted the conversation?
20. What is the main topic of the conversation?
21. What fact have the man and woman learned about the drugstore?
22. What do people choose not to buy drugs if they stay longer there?

Conversation Two
W: Exercise, exercise, exercise. We hear so much about it these days yet even the experts can’t
agree on which exercises are best. Now some doctors are strongly encouraging arm exercises.
M: Arm exercises? Is that because our arms are too fat or flabby?
W: Actually, that’s not the main reason. They say that arm exercises are an ideal way to become
physically fit.
M: But don’t arm exercises raise your blood pressure?
W: That they do. But the article I read mentioned ways to compensate for that.
M: How?
W: By adding leg exercise so the arms don’t so all the work. It’s said that the more of the body
that’s involves in the exercise, the better.
M: And in turn, I’m sure that there is a greater chance of losing weight.
W: Sounds right to me.
M: So, what exercises do the experts recommend?
W: That mentioned quite a few. But some of the more popular ones are cycling with special
bicycles that make you use both your arms and legs, and walking vigorously while you wear
arm weights.
M: I must try that. I like to walk a lot.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. According to the conversation, what is one problem with arm exercises?
24. How did the woman obtain the information about arm exercises?
25. According to the conversation, what are the experts now recommending?
Section B
Passage One
One hundred and fifty years ago, the position of women in U.S. society was very different
from their position today. At that time women were completely subordinate to men. Society did
not encourage women to have a career outside the home. Although they received an education at
elementary school and high school, they were not allowed to attend college or university. Even
when a married woman did work outside the home, she could not keep the money that she earned.
The law required her to give the money to her husband! Society expected women to do the
housekeeping, to raise the children, and to obey their husbands. That was their role in society.
They did not have the right to vote. In many easy, they were almost like slaves.
This situation began to change slowly after 1848. Small groups of women began to protest
the lack of equality and justice in U.S. society. For many years, their attempts to improve
women’s position ended in failure. Slowly, however, more and more people began to share their
ideas and support their demand until, in 1920, women were given the right to vote in national
elections.
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26. What was true of American women 150 years ago?
27. When did women in America have the right to vote in a national election?
28. What is the main topic of the passage?
Passage Two
Most animals have little connection with animals of as different kind, unless they hunt them
for food. Sometimes, however, two kinds of animals come together in a partnership which does
good for both of them. You may have noticed some birds sitting on the backs of sheep. This is not
because they want a ride, but because they find easy food in the parasites on sheep. The sheep
allow the birds to do so because they remove the cause of discomfort. So although they can
manage without each other, they do better together.
Sometimes an animal has a plant partner. The relationship develops until the two partners
cannot manage without each other. This is so in the corals of the sea. In their skins they have tiny
plants which act as “dustman”, taking some of the waste products from the corals and giving in
return oxygen which the animal needs to breathe. If the plants are killed, or are even denied from
light, so they cannot live normally, the corals will die.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. According to the passage, why do some birds like to sit on sheep?
30. What kind of partner does an animal sometimes have?
31. For what aim does the coral depend on the plant?
Passage Three
Like American Indians and Orientals, Eskimos are part of the Mongoloid race. Their skin is
the color of copper. They have straight black hair, dark eyes, high cheekbones and wide faces. The
Eskimos live in the far north, where the temperature can sometimes drop as low as 60 degree
below zero Fahrenheit. Some Eskimos in the far north of Canada used to live in houses that are
called igloos. And igloo is the Eskimo word for house and it can be made of many different things.
For example, igloos can be made of sod, or soil that is mixed with grass and roots. Another type of
igloo is the snow igloo. It is used only by hunters when they are in the far north and need shelter
for a short period of time. An Eskimo can build a snow igloo in less than an hour. A circle of
fifteen snow blocks forms the bottom row. Another row is wet on top. Then more rows of smaller
blocks are placed on top of these. A hole is left at the top of the snow igloo to let air in and out and
loose snow is spread over the outside to keep out the cold and wind. During the summer, Eskimos
live in tents, which at one time were made of animal skin, but now are made of canvas.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. What does the word “igloo” mean?
33. Who will use snow igloos?
34. Where do Eskimos live in the summer?
35. What is the passage mainly about?

Section C
Many immigrants to the Unite States may be getting inadequate medical care because of
language barriers between patients and medical professionals. But some health (36) facilities are
working to add more multilingual (37) staff and reduce errors based on miscommunication.
More than 22 million people who live in the United States don’t speak or (38) understand
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of Medicine, Dr. Glenn Flores (40) highlights some cases where language barriers (41) prevented
patients from communicating with health care professionals — with serious (42) consequences.
Flores (43) recalls one incident in which English-speaking paramedics（护理人员）thought a
Spanish-speaking man was suffering from a drug overdose. “(44) He was in the hospital for two
days being worked up for drug abuse,” Flores says. “Then they finally did a head C-T scan and
realized he had had major bleeding into his bran, probably originating from the rupture（破裂）
of an artery in his brain. He ended up being quadriplegic（四肢瘫痪者）and (45) he got a $71 million settlement award from the hospital.” Flores, a professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin says that despite examples like that, the majority of U.S. health care facilities still do not have trained interpreters on site. (46) But he acknowledges that increasing numbers of health care workers are bilingual, and that more clinics and hospitals do make sure their staff and patients understand each other. 模拟测试十三 11—20 ABCBD CDDBB 21—30 CBBCB DABBD 31—35 CBABD (36) create (37) scholars (38) receive (39) operates (40) two hundred seventy-five thousand (41) Nobel Prize winners a (42) politics. (43) travel (44) The program is paid for by the United States government and by foreign governments and private groups. (45) And so is the number of Fulbright scholarships they are being awarded. The number is close to one thousand two hundred a year. (46) Senator Fulbright thought exchanges would help people better understand other ways of life as well as their own. He believed the program could educate future world leaders. 模拟测试十三 Section A 11. M: I’m really getting worried about Mary. She will be taking the exam in two weeks’ time. But all she is talking about now is the upcoming concert. W: She may fail along that line. Let’s try to talk some sense into her. Q: What are the speakers probably going to do? 12. W: Tony, do you believe in UFOs? M: Me? Well, I have never seen one. But there are a lot of people who have, or they think they have seen one. Q: What can we learn about the man? 13. M: You know, I started out in civil engineering, then I switched to electronic engineering. But what really interests me is electronic music. W: Well, that’s a long way away from civil engineering. Q: Which of the following has the man never been interested in? 14. W: How about a quarter of milk for our breakfast? But it doesn’t seem to look fresh now. Do you think it is still all right to drink? M: Let me smell it. Well, it has gone off. If I were you, I wouldn’t even think of it. Q: What does the man mean? 15. M: Is it true that all of them survived the fire last night? 48 W: Yes, a miracle, isn’t it? There was a couple on the second floor and two women and three kids on the ground floor. But no one was badly hurt. Q: How many people were caught in the fire? 16. M: I’m going to take a blood test at 7:45 tomorrow morning. W: In that case, you won’t miss any courses tomorrow morning then. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 17. M: I’m not really an expert on precious stones, but these are superb. Don’t you like them? W: Have you looked at the price tag? It costs almost twice as much as a house where we are living in. Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? 18. M: You seem to be restless the whole day today. What’s up? W: Later in the afternoon, they will announce who will get permission for the study trip to Africa. Q: How does the man probably feel? Conversation One M: You must be pretty excited about your trip to Europe. When is it that you are leaving? W: In just three weeks, and I an excited. But there are still a few things I need to do before I go. M: Like what? W: Like renewing my passport, going to the travel agency to buy my plane ticket and figuring out what to do with my apartment while I’m gone. M: You are not going to give it up, are you? W: No way, I’ll never find another apartment around here. But I don’t like the idea of paying three months’ rent on an empty apartment, either. M: I don’t blame you. Perhaps you could sublet it. W: Yes, but to whom? M: Mmn, let me think. Oh, I know just the person. An old colleague of mine, Jim Tomas, is coming here to do some research this summer, from June to August. W: That’s exactly when I’ll be away. It sounds ideal, as long as the landlord agrees. M: Tell you what, I’ll be calling Jim late this week anyway, so I’ll mention it to him then. W: Well, thanks, Bill. Let me know what happens. The rent will help me a lot. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. What does the woman need to do at the travel agency? 20. Why doesn’t the woman want to give up her apartment entirely? 21. How does the man know Jim Tomas? 22. What will the woman most likely do about her apartment? Conversation Two W: David, you play the cello, don’t you? M: I did it for about six years. But I haven’t practiced much since I came to college. Why do you ask? W: I’m signing up for a non-credit string ensemble course that meets once a week on Wednesday nights. We have several violists, violas and two bass players, but only one cello. M: Who’s directing the group? 49 W: Janit Hanson. Maybe you’ve heard of her. She plays violin in the city orchestra, and she also directs three other small local music groups. M: Mh, I have my cello here, but I think I would need to do a lot of work before my playing would sound any good at all. W: Miss Hanson will give individual instruction as well as teach us a group. There are only ten of us now. Try to join us. We are all on the intermediate level. And anyway you won’t get a grade for the course. M: I’ll tell you what. I’ll play a little this evening and see how it goes. W: I’m sure you’ll be fine. I’ll expect to see you at seven o’clock tomorrow in room 14 at the fine arts building. I hope you can come to our regular meeting. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. Why does the woman want David to sign up for the course? 24. Why is David not sure that he wants to sign up? 25. How often will the group meet? Section B Passage One Joe and I have been going out for a couple of years now. We like doing a lot of things together — going to the cinema, dancing, and acting in plays. I think that’s important if you are thinking of getting married. Although we’ve talked about getting married a lot and we haven’t really made up our minds yet. It’s a big decision and we want to be quite sure we’re going the right thing. I don’t know if I want to get married just yet. I’d like to see a bit more of the world before I settle down. A friend of mine went off to Canada last year. She is a physician too and she loves working there. She wants me to come and visit her. I wouldn’t mind doing that. Last year Joe and I went on holiday together. It was hard to choose where to go, because these places look so exciting in the brochures. Joe wouldn’t express an opinion at all. He kept on saying that he didn’t mind where we went. And then he expected me to make all the arrangements —phone the travel agent, fill in the booking form, pay the deposit… He said he was too busy to attend these things. Like a fool, I did it all. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. Why didn’t the speaker and Joe get married immediately? 27. What is the job of the speaker? 28. Why didn’t Joe want to take care of all the arrangements for the holiday? Passage Two Most summer school courses in Britain last for two or four weeks. During that time the students live either with a British family or at the school or in a hotel. They have about fifteen hours of lessons every Monday to Friday—usually in the mornings. Each school has a lot of different courses. Some are for beginners and others are for intermediate or advanced students. The lessons are fun, the classes are small and the teachers are all from English-speaking countries. But summer school students don’t just speak English in the classroom. They’re in Britain, so they speak (and read and hear) it outside, too. That’s why they learn so quickly and why a summer course is really a holiday. Only one third of each course is taught in the classroom—the rest takes place during a busy afternoon and evening timetable of visits, sports and games. These activities 50 help everyone to make new friends, have fun and improve their English. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What kind of courses do summer schools offer? 30. Why do summer schools arrange visits and other activities for students? 31. Why do students in summer school learn quickly? Passage Three Personal computers and the Internet give people new choices about how to spent their time. E-mail makes it easy to work at home. My working hours aren’t automatically much shorter than they once were, but I spend fewer of them at the office. This lets me share more time with my young daughter than I might have if she’d been born before electronic mail became such a practical tool. The Internet also makes it easy to share thoughts with a group of friends. With e-mail, you just write one note about your experience, at your convenience, and address it to all the friends you think might be interested. They can read your message when they have time, and read only as much as they want to. They can reply at their convenience, and you can read what they have to say at your convenience. E-mail is also an inexpensive way to stay in close touch with people who live far away. More than a few parents use e-mail to keep in touch with their children off at college. We just have to keep in mind that computers and the Internet offer another way of staying in touch. They don’t eliminate any of the old ways. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. What’s the use of e-mail for this writer? 33. According to the writer, what’s the clear advantage of e-mail over the telephone? 34. Which element of e-mail is not discussed in the passage? 35. What’s the best title for this passage? Section C This week is the sixtieth anniversary of the Fulbright Program of international educational exchanges. On August first, nineteen forty-six, President Harry Truman signed legislation to (36) create the program. Fulbright grants are given to graduate students, to (37) scholars and professionals, and to teachers and administrators. Today about six thousand people each year (38) receive grants. People come to the United States to study or teach, while Americans go to other countries. The Fulbright program (39) operates in about one hundred fifty countries. Around (40) two hundred seventy-five thousand people have taken part over the years. Some have gone on to become (41) Nobel Prize winners and leaders in areas like business, technology and (42) politics. Those who take part in the program are called Fulbright scholars or “Fulbrighters.” They receive money for (43) travel, education and living costs. (44) The program is paid for by the United States government and by foreign governments and private groups. Now the number of American students who want to spend a year as a Fulbright scholar is the highest ever.(45) And so is the number of Fulbright scholarships they are being awarded. The number is close to one thousand two hundred a year. In Nineteen forty-six, senator William Fulbright of Arkansas proposed the legislation to create the program. (46) Senator Fulbright thought exchanges would help people better understand 51 other ways of life as well as their own. He believed the program could educate future world leaders. 模拟测试十四 11—20 DDABB CDDAA 21—30 ADBAC DCCDB 31—35 BCABA (36) peak (37) sector (38) outbreak (39) approaching (40) strong numbers (41) spreads (42) dramatically (43) significant (44) Although it was criticized for its initial slow response to the first bird flu outbreak in 2003, (45) Bird flu outbreaks in Thailand have been largely confined to rural areas where people come into direct contact with infected birds. (46) So far, the latest bird flu outbreak appears to be mainly a worry of Thai tour operators, not tourists. 模拟测试十四 Section A 11. M: This article is nothing but advertising for housing developers. I don’t think the houses for sale are half good. W: Come on, David. Why so negative? We are thinking of buying a home, aren’t we? Just a trip to look at the place won’t cost us much. Q: What can be inferred from the conversation? 12. M: How did you enjoy your three-week tour of Africa? W: I just loved every minute of it. Q: What do you know about the woman? 13. M: Did Bill have any plans to buy a house? W: Hardly. A house is beyond his means. Q: What is true about Bill? 14. W: Do you know Susan Evans? M: That name rings a bell, but I’m not sure. Q: What do you learn from this conversation? 15. W: Did you turn off the lights and check the locks on all the doors and windows? M: Yes, and I told the neighbors we’d gone for two weeks. They’ll keep an eye on the house for us. Q: Where are the man and the woman going? 16. M: I’d like to buy that pen and pencil set. It’s$29.50 and I only have $14.00. W: I can lend you some money. Let’s see, how much do you need? Q: How much does the man need to borrow to buy the open and the pencil set? 17. W: Would you like to come mountain climbing with us? M: That’s the last thing in the world that I ever want to do. Q: What does the man mean? 18. W: Will these shoes wear well? M: Absolutely. They are our most expensive shoes, and as you can see, the materials and workmanship are excellent. Q: Who is the man? 52 Conversation One W: Hi, Larry, are you waiting to see Professor Jefferson, too? M: Yah, since I got one of the five highest scores in her managerial economics class, she asked me if I’d be interested in working as her assistant next semester. I’m here now for my interview. W: Oh, yes. I know all about that job. I did it two years ago. M: Really? Did you like it? W: I think it was the best I’ve had at school. It paid eight dollars an hour, which was three dollars an hour more than I got working at the school post office the year before. M: That is a good salary. What did you do? W: I was in charge of grading all the problem parts that were assigned as homework. I never had trouble doing it, and of course, Prof. Jefferson was always available to help me if I had any questions. M: I think I’d enjoy doing that sort of work. It would be very good experience for anyone thinking about becoming a teacher. W: Absolutely. You also learn how to use the computer database, because the records are kept on it. And building up your computer skills is a good preparation for many jobs. M: The job sounds great, but I’m a little worries about how much time it might take? W: It’s pretty reasonable. It never took me more than five hours a week to do all the grading and then another thirty to forty minutes to record the grades on the computer. M: That sounds manageable. I guess you can do the work when it fits into your own schedule, too, can’t you? W: Oh, yah, you can do the grading in your room or in the library. You just need to get each set back for the next class, but that means you always have at least two days and sometimes four. M: It sounds great. W: Good luck with your interview. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. Why was the woman able to give Larry so much information about the job? 20. What do the students say about the salary for the job? 21. What does Prof. Jefferson’s assistant do? 22. What is Larry’s main concern about the job? Conversation Two W: Can I see your license and registration please? M: What is the matter, officer? Did I do something wrong? W: You were speeding. M: I was speeding? W: You certainly were. Do you have any idea how fast you were going? M: I’m not sure, but I was going about 35. W: This street is in a 25-mile-per-hour speed zone, you know. M: It is? W: In this state, the speed limit in residential areas is 25 unless otherwise posted. Besides, there are signs all along the streets. M: I’m sorry, officer, I guess I didn’t notice. I was thinking about my job interview. I’m on my way to it right now and I haven’t planned to come this way. 53 W: What do you mean? M: Well, I was coming up on Elm Street but the traffic was really backed up. There was some kind of construction going on. I turned on to a side street and ended up here. Give me a break. I’m nervous enough as it is. W: Well, since you have an interview, I’ll give you a warning this time. But keep your eye on the speedometer from now on, whether you’re on a street you are familiar with or not. Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard. 23. Why does the officer want to see the man’s license? 24. What can be inferred about the man? 25. What does the police officer finally do? Section B Passage One People usually sing because they like music or because they feel happy. They express their happiness by singing. When a bird sings, its song usually means much more than that a bird is in a good temper. Birds have many reasons for singing. They sing to give information. Their songs are their language. Love songs are sung by male birds. They sing when they want to attract a female bird. It is their way of saying that they are looking for a wife. Birds also sing to tell other birds to go away. To a bird, his tree, or even a branch of tree is his home. He does not want strangers to come near his home so he sings to warn them off. If a bird cannot sing well, he usually has some other means of giving important information. Some birds dance, spread out their tails, or make other signs. There is also a special kind of bird which builds a small garden of stones and flowers to attract a female bird. Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. What is the primary function of a bird’s song? 27. What do most birds usually do if they cannot sing well? 28. Which of the following is not true? Passage Two With the economic development, Japan has undergone a very crucial period in its history, that is to say—westernization. You can detect the fast changes in nearly all of the aspects of its life. One significant change is that of the height of Japanese people. Rapid westernization of this traditional Asian society has brought such major changes in diet and life-style that Japanese people have experienced one of the fastest collective-growth spurts ever recorded, public-health officials say. In the past 30 years, the height of the average Japanese male has gone up nearly 4 inches, while average female height has increased about 2.7 inches. The average 20-yerar-old Japanese man today is 5 feet, 8.25 inches. Public health experts cite several reasons for this change in the stature of an entire nation. But if you had to explain the transformation in a single word, it might just be hamburgers. Japanese people are turning away from the traditional lunch of rice balls wrapped in seaweed to form long lines in front of fast-food restaurants. Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. What’s the reason for the changes of height of Japanese people? 30. What was the average height for the Japanese male 30 years before? 54 31. Which is not true according to the passage? Passage Three Last night, I was driving home from work. I had an accident. I was following behind a truck, driving at about 30 kilometers an hour. I was watching the traffic carefully because it was getting dark. Suddenly a small child ran onto the road from the left. She was chasing a dog and she wasn’t paying attention to the traffic. I immediately applied brakes and turned the steering wheel quickly to the right. The girl jumped towards the side of the road as soon as she saw my car. Fortunately I did not hit her, but I hit a car coming in the other direction. Luckily I was not driving very fast so the damage was not serious. It is better to damage a car than to injure a young girl, I thought to myself. Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard. 32. How did the man go home last night? 33. What was the small child doing? 34. What did the woman hit? 35. What would the woman rather do, damage a car or injure a young child? Section C The Thai tourism industry is urging the government to take action to wipe out bird flu before October, the start of the (36) peak tourist season. The tourism (37) sector has just rebounded from the major setbacks of the 2004 tsunami and the 2003 (38) outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. With peak season (39) approaching, Thai Tourism authorities say officials are expecting (40) strong numbers. Operators fear the tourists could disappear if the virus (41) spreads. The SARS outbreak in 2003 (42) dramatically reduced the number of visitors to Thailand in a matter of weeks, although travelers to the country were not considered to face a (43) significant risk. (44) Although it was criticized for its initial slow response to the first bird flu outbreak in 2003, Thailand is now considered to be among the countries best prepared to deal with the virus. (45) Bird flu outbreaks in Thailand have been largely confined to rural areas where people come into direct contact with infected birds. Health officials have contained those outbreaks by slaughtering thousands of birds. The H5N1 virus has not yet mutated（突变）into a form easily passed among human and most of the more than 130 people who have dies from the disease caught it directly from birds. (46) So far, the latest bird flu outbreak appears to be mainly a worry of Thai tour operators, not tourists. 模拟测试十五 11—20 BDCBD BBBCC 21—30 ADACA DCABC 31—35 BAABD (36) seriously (37) increased (38) linked (39) cause (40) measures (41) poverty and hunger. (42) goals (43) lives (44) But UNICEF says China has already met the target of a fifty percent reduction in the number of underweight children. (45) But UNICEF says at current rates, the goal of cutting malnutrition in half worldwide will not 55 be met. (46) says nutrition affects life at every point of development, starting before a child is even born.. 模拟测试十五 Section A 11. M: What was the weather like during your holidays? W: Not bad, but it would be better if it had been a little bit cooler. Q: What was the weather like during the woman’s holidays? 12. M: You know the electronics company is coming to our campus to recruit graduate students next week. W: Really? What day? I’d like to talk to them and hand in my resume. Q: What does the woman want to do? 13. W: Hi, John, how’s your project going? M: Oh, just so so. You know, it seems less difficult to get financial support for the project than to get trained men. Q: What do we know about the man’s project? 14. M: This book is$2.00 and the blue one is a dollar more.
W: The red one is twice as much as the blue one.
Q: How much is the red book?
15. M: Jane, I would like to introduce you to my sister, Ellen.
W: Glad to meet you, Ellen. Bob tells me you are interested in European art, too. In fact, he
says that you plan to spend the summer in Italy.
Q: What do the girls have in common?
16. W: I wish I could get used to this American custom of using first names.
M: I usually call my good friends by their first names.
Q: What is the woman complaining about?
W: It was so interesting that not a single friend was absent.
Q: What does the woman mean?
18. M: Have you heard what George has been saying about your work?
W: Yes, I have but I couldn’t care less.
Q: What does the woman mean by her remark?

Conversation One
W: How are your new neighbors, Nancy?
M: They seem nice enough, but they have a son who’s driving me crazy.
W: What do you mean?
M: He comes home every night around 10 with his car windows rolled down and radio blaring. It
stops as soon as he turns off the car. But by then Brian and Lisa are wide awake.
W: Oh, no.
M: Oh, yes. Sometimes it takes us till mid-night to get then settle down again.
W: Have you tried talking to them?
M: We haven’t even really met them yet except to say a quick hello. I hate to get off a wrong foot.
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M: I know, but I feel stupid complaining.
W: You said yourself it is driving you crazy.
M: Well, you know how early I have to get up to be here at the office. I’m just not getting enough
sleep and neither are the kids. They’re so irritable when I get home in the afternoon.
W: Maybe you could go over sometime with a little gift: a plant for the yard or something. Then
you could ask about their son whether they have any other children and they’ll be sure to ask
M: Yeah, and then what?
W: Then you could mention that the hardest thing at this stage is getting your kids to get sleep at
night?
M: And keeping them in the sleep.
W: That’s the idea. And you should do it soon. The longer you wait, the harder it’ll be to do
politely.
Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What bothers Nancy about her neighbor’s son?
20. When does the noise stop?
21. Why is Nancy reluctant to speak to her neighbors about the problem?
22. What suggestion does Nancy’s friend make?

Conversation Two
M: Hi, Claire. How does it feel to be back on campus?
W: Hi, Kent. Well, to tell you the truth, I have mixed feelings. I had this great summer job that I
really hated to leave. I worked at the wild life research center in Maryland.
M: That makes sense for a genetic major. What did you do? Clean the cages?
W: This is a wild life center, not a zoo. This place breeds endangered species and tried to prepare
them for life in the wild.
M: You mean the endangered species like the tiger and the panda?
W: Well, endangered species, yes. But not tigers or pandas. I was working with whooping cranes
and sandtail cranes. It was really neat. I taught the baby crane how to eat and drink, and I help
the vet to give medical check-ups.
M: I can see why it was hard for you to leave that job. But how did you teach a bird how to eat
and drink?
W: We covered ourselves up with clothes and used puppets made out of stuffed cranes to show the
baby chicks what to do. Then the chicks copied what the puppets did.
M: Clothes? Puppets? Sounds like fun.
W: It was. The clothes and puppets are the key tool of this. We all covered ourselves up, the
scientists, the vets, and everybody. You see, baby cranes will become attached to their
care-takers.
M: So if the care-taker is a person, the crane will stay in places where people are.
W: Yeah. And their chances for survival aren’t very good. But by covering ourselves and by using
birds puppets the chicks are more likely to seek out other birds rather than people. And their
transition to the wild has a better chance of being successful.
M: A chance of being successful? Hasn’t this been done before?
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cranes too.
M: Yeah. It’s exciting, isn’t that?
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. Why does the woman say she has a mixed feeling?
24. What was the woman’s job?
25. What is the goal of the wild life center?
Section B
Passage One
Villages in developing countries often lack many things. Books, clean water, electricity.
These shortages are easy to see. But a different kind of shortage is not easy to see. That is a
shortage of experts. Many villages have no doctors, engineers or scientists. They have no one who
knows how to treat unusual medical problems or design a new energy system. There’s way to ease
the problems. They can do it with computers. In the past few years, computer scientists around the
world have developed what they call expert systems. An expert system is a kind of special
computer program. In some situations, it can take the place of a human expert. For example, an
expert in medical system can help care for a sick person. A question appears on the computer
screen, “Is the person hot?” You tell the computer yes or no. The computer asks other questions.
“Has the person lost any blood?”, “Can the person move?” You answer. The computer continues
to ask questions until it has enough information to make a decision. Then it tells what medicine or
other treatment is needed. In this way the expert system takes the place of a doctor. Another kind
of expert system takes the place of an engineer. It measures the flow of water in a river. It tells if a
dam can be built on the river. It also tells how much electricity can be produced. Still other kinds
of expert system help solve problems for farmers and owners of small businesses.
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. What does the speaker want to draw the listener’s attention to when he mentions the villages in
developing countries?
27. What is an expert system?
28. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
Passage Two
Moving away from newspapers, let’s now focus on magazines, Now the first magazine was a
little periodical called the Review, and it was started in London in 1704. It looked a lot like the
newspaper of the time. But in terms of its content, it was much different. Newspapers were
concerned mainly with news events, but the Review focused on important domestic issues of the
say, as well as the politics of the government. Now in England at that time, people could still be
thrown in jail for publishing articles that were critical of the king. And that’s what happened to
Daniel Defoe. He was the outspoken founder of the Review. Defoe actually wrote the first issue of
the Review from prison. You see, he had been arrested because of his writings that criticized the
policies of the Church of England, which was headed by the king. After his release, Defoe
continues to produce the Review and the magazine started to appear on a more frequent schedule,
about three times a week. It didn’t take long for other magazines to start popping up. In 1709, a
magazine called the Tattler began publication. This new magazine contained a mixture of news,
poetry, political analysis, and philosophical essays.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
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30. According to the speaker, how was the Review different from early newspapers?
31. What does the speaker say about the Tattler?
Passage Three
Susan Anthony was born in Massachusetts in 1820 and died in Rochester, N. Y. in 1906. In
the 1850s, she saw many problems in her country and wanted to do something about them.
One of these problems was that women did not have the right to vote in the United States.
Susan Anthony and many others felt that women and men should have equal rights. In 1869 she
helped start the National Women’s Association. This group worked hard to get women the right to
vote in the United States.
In 1869, the state of Wyoming gave women the right to vote. Some other states also allowed
women to vote. But Susan Anthony and the National Women’s Association wanted all women to
have the right to vote. They worked to add this to the Constitution of the United States. Finally, in
1920, fourteen years after Susan Anthony’s death, an article was added to the Constitution. It gave
all American women the right to vote.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. What did Susan Anthony think about her country?
33. Who among the American women had the right to vote before 1920?
34. When did all women finally get the right to vote in the United States?
35. What do we learn about Susan Anthony from this passage?
Section C
A new report from the United Nations says the world must do much more to reduce the
number of underweight children. It says one in four children under the age of five is (36) seriously
underweight. Malnourished children face (37) increased risk of disease and early death.
Poor nutrition is (38) linked to more than half of all child deaths. Experts say it is a (39)
cause in more than five and one-half million deaths each year in children under the age of five.
The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, published the report last week. The report (40)
measures progress toward reaching the first Millennium Development Goal: reducing extreme (41)
poverty and hunger.
In 2000, world leaders approved a list of eight (42) goals to reach within fifteen years. The
aim is to improve the (43) lives of the world’s poor.
(44) But UNICEF says China has already met the target of a fifty percent reduction in the
number of underweight children. It says China has cut the rate from nineteen percent to eight
percent. A growing economy and government efforts to reduce poverty and improve nutrition are
given credit.
(45) But UNICEF says at current rates, the goal of cutting malnutrition in half worldwide will
not be met. It says rates of underweight children in developing countries have dropped by just five
percentage points since 1990.
The head of UNICEF, Ann Veneman, (46) says nutrition affects life at every point of
development, starting before a child is even born.. But she says too many people do not know
about its importance, and how serious a problem there is around the world.

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(40) combination (41) organize           (42) recently        (43) raising
(44) For one thing, they say, children in day care are more likely to get sick.
(45) On the other side of the debate are mothers who say day care helps children learn social skills.
(46) And they note that some medical studies show that day care helps children develop resistance,
so they get sick less often as they grow older.

模拟测试十六
Section A
11. W: Why are you leaving so early? The movie doesn’t start till seven.
M: I don’t want to be late. It’s a nightmare on the express way during the rush hour.
Q: What does the man mean?
12. M: Excuse me, but could you tell me how to get to the Hilton Hotel? I thought it was on this
corner but I seem to have made a mistake.
W: Hmm. I’m sorry. Maybe you should try calling them. These is a phone over there by the
candy store.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
13. M: Can I borrow your English textbook? I left mine in the classroom. And it wan gone when I
went back.
W: That happened to me once. I’d almost given up on finding it until I checked it at the
lost-and-found at the information desk downstairs in the lobby.
Q: What does the woman imply the man should do?
14. M: Did you see the diamond ring Bill gave to Linda?
W: I sure did. It must have cost him an arm and a leg.
Q: What does the woman imply about the ring?
15. W: I’m always late for my morning classes. It’s all because of the traffic near where I live.
M: Well, you wouldn’t have that problem if you move into our campus.
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
16. M: Jennifer is going to the shore again this weekend.
W: Well, she’s always been a beach person.
Q: What can be inferred about the Jennifer?
17. W: Hey, Larry. Do you want to meet a few of us for coffee in a little while?
M: Hmm. I would if I weren’t so far behind in this reading I’m doing for history.
Q: What will the man probably do?
18. M: Oh, something in this room is making my eyes itch. I must be allergic to something.
W: Hmm. I wonder what it is.
Q: What does the woman ant to know?

Conversation One
W: Oh, Larry, I have been meaning to talk to you.
M: Hi, Janice. What’s up?
W: I have this great job lined up to manage the clothing store at the mall.
M: So what’s the problem?
W: Well, one of the professors in my department just told me about a summer internship program
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town.
M: That sounds like a great opportunity too. Why not take advantage of it?
W: I’d love to, especially since I’m studying hotel management. It would be a great way to get
some practical experience in my field.
M: And you never know, it might lead to something with them after graduation. They are one of
the biggest hotel chains in the area.
W: You’re right. But the drawback is I wouldn’t be making nearly as much money as I would be
working in the clothing store, not to mention the discount I could get on clothing there.
M: How much is the internship paid?
W: They pay their internship a small stipend and give them free room and board for the summer.
M: Well, if I were you, I would take the internship anyway. You could always get a job during the
school year next year to make extra money.
Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. Why does Janice want to talk to Larry?
20. Why might the summer internship be a good opportunity for Janice?
21. What is the main disadvantage of the summer internship for Janice?
22. What does Larry suggest Janice do?

Conversation Two
W: John, have you chosen a physical education class yet for this semester?
M: No. Why?
W: You’ve got to take rock-climbing? We just had the first class and it looks like it gonna to be
great.
M: You think I should take rock-climbing? You’ve got to be kidding. Besides, how can they teach
rock-climbing when it’s completely flat around here?
W: That’s not important. You can’t just start climbing without any training. You had to get in
shape, learn how to use the ropes, the belts, the buckles, there’s a lot of preparation first.
M: You don’t think it’s just a little bit dangerous?
W: Not if you know how to use the safety equipment, which is, by the way, pretty hi-tech. The
ropes are made of elastic fabrics that stretch a little, the shoes have special plastic. You have to
learn how to use all these before you do any real climbing.
M: Well, that’s the appeal? We’ll spend the whole semester studying something we don’t actually
get to do.
W: We will take a climbing trip during spring break. But that’s not the point. Climbing is not the
only goal. In preparing to climb you learn patience, mental discipline and you gain fantastic
physical strength, especially in your hands. For the first few weeks you’re going to concentrate
entirely on hand and upper body exercise.
M: All that in one sport? Maybe you are right. Since it’s not too late to join the class, maybe I will.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. What is the woman trying to do?
24. What does the man imply about rock-climbing at their college?
25. Why is the woman interested in rock-climbing?
Section B
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Why do we cry? Can you imagine life without tears? Not only do tears keep your eyes
lubricated, they also contain a substance that kills certain bacterial so they can’t infect your eyes.
Give up your tears, and you’ll lose on-the-spot defense. Nobody wants to give up the flood of
extra tears you produce when you get something physical or chemical in your eyes. Tears are very
good at washing this irritating stuff out. Another thing you couldn’t do without your tears is cry
for joy, anger or sadness. Humans are the only animals that produce tears in response to emotions,
and most people say a good cry makes them feel better. Many scientists, therefore, believe that
crying somehow helps us cope with emotional situations. Tear researcher, Winifred, is trying to
figure out how it happens. One possibility he says is that tears discharge certain chemicals from
your body, chemicals that build up during stress. When people talk about crying it out, “I think
that might actually be what they are doing”, he says. If Fred is right, what do you think will
happen to people who restrain their tears? Boys, for example, cry only about a quarter as often as
girls once they reach teenage years, and we all cry a lot less now than we did as babies. Could it
possibly be that we face less stress? Maybe we found another way to deal with it, or maybe we
just feel embarrassed.
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. What is the topic discussed in the passage?
27. What is Winifred trying to find out?
28. What does the passage say about teenage boys and girls?
Passage Two
Nobody knows who first invented the umbrella, but it was used in very ancient times.
Probably the first to use it were the Chinese, in the 11th century B.C.
We know that the umbrella was used in ancient Egypt and Babylon as a sunshade. And there
was a strange thing connected with its use; it became a sign of honor. In the Far East in ancient
times, the umbrella was allowed to be used only by those in high office.
In Europe, the Greeks were the first to use the umbrella as a sunshade. And the umbrella was
in common use in ancient Greece. But it is believed that the first persons in Europe to use the
umbrella as protection against the rain were the ancient Romans.
By the 18th century, the umbrella was used against rain throughout most Europe. Umbrellas
have not changed much in style during all this time though they became much lighter in weight. It
wasn’t until the 20th century that women’s umbrellas began to be made, in a whole variety of
colors.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
30. According to the passage, who were the first to use the umbrella as protection against rain in
Europe?
31. When did women’s umbrellas begin to appear?
Passage Three
Last week, the International Olympic Committee chose Beijing, China, to hold the summer
Olympic Games of Two-Thousand-Eight. Doctor Rogge will be the chief advisor to Beijing
officials as they prepare for Olympic events. The city received more than two times as many votes
as Toronto, Canada, its closest opponent. Paris, France, Istanbul, Turkey, and Osaka, Japan also
were competing to hold the Olympic Games in Two-Thousand-Eight.
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appears for the games. The delegates said they also hoped China’s human-rights and
environmental policies will improve. China plans to begin its most important building project for
the Olympics since the Great Wall was built. It has also announced plans for costly program to
reduce pollution.
The International Olympic Committee this week chose a doctor from Belgium as its
president. Jacques Rogge (RAWG) will serve at least eight years. He replaced Juan Antonio
Samaranch of Spain who served as president for twenty-two years.
Doctor Rogge received support from more than half the delegates in a second vote during a
meeting in Moscow. He has worked for many years with the International Olympic Committee,
known as the I-O-C. He is fifty-nine years old.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. Which Olympic Games was Beijing chosen to hold?
34. What did Committee delegates hope China will do?
35. Which is NOT true of the new President of the International Olympic Committee?
Section C
In America, seven out of ten mothers have paid jobs, either full time or part time. These (36)
include more than half of women with babies or young children.
As many as twelve million children of working mothers are too young for school. Two
million of them in a recent year spent most of their parents’ (37) workdays in day care centers.
Other children receive (38) individual care, either in their own home or someone else’s.
Some are (39) cared for by family members, and many go to a (40) combination of places. In
some families where both parents work, they (41) organize their jobs so that one parent is always
home.
But (42) recently, there has been a debate on whether mothers with young children should go
to work. Some women say mothers should not work, especially when their children are very
young. They say there are many good reasons why (43) raising a child should be a mother’s
full-time job. (44) For one thing, they say, children in day care are more likely to get sick.
(45) On the other side of the debate are mothers who say day care helps children learn social
skills. They point out that early education programs in many day care centers also help prepare
children for school. (46) And they note that some medical studies show that day care helps
children develop resistance, so they get sick less often as they grow older.

11—20 DCDBC CDBDB                  21—30 BCDAD BACCD                  31—35 CDDAB
(36) global     (37) Samples       (38) Studies        (39) three hundred and eighty one
(40) annual (41) confirms          (42) doubled        (43) reaction.
(44) This is higher than the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere for at least a million years,
(45) So mankind is changing the climate.
(46) the consequences that climate scientists have long warned about look far more likely.

模拟测试十七
Section A
11. W: Simon, oh, could you return the tools I lent you for building the bookshelf last month?

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M: Oh, I hate to tell you, but I can’t seem to find them.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
12. W: I found an expensive diamond ring in the restroom this morning.
M: If I were you, I would turn it in to the security office. It is behind the administration
building.
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
13. M: Tina’s husband is friendly and easy-going.
W: Yes, just the exact opposite of her brother.
Q: What is Tina’s brother like?
14. W: Last night, we went to Peter’s house to listen to music.
M: I heard that he has more than 300 jazz records. Is that right?
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
15. A: Could I look at your bus schedule? I don’t want to drive to work tomorrow if it’s snowing.
B: You would be better off calling the terminal. It’s been a long time since I’ve used my
schedule and I’m sure it was out of date.
Q: What does the woman mean?
16. A: That’s a pretty thick book. Are you sure frank will want to plough through that?
B: Are you kidding? He’ll be through it in two days.
Q: What does the man imply about Frank?
17. A: If I send this package third class, how long will it take to arrive?
B: About two weeks. But, hmm, many people don’t realize that first class is only a dollar fifty
more and it would get there in just a few days.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
18. A: Surely, you don’t want to eat at the expensive restaurants.
B: Not much I don’t. They have the best food in town.
Q: What does the man mean?

Conversation One
W: Hello, Gary. How are you?
M: Fine! And yourself?
W: Can’t complain. Did you have time to look at my proposal?
M: Sure. I’ve been trying to come up with some new production and advertising strategies. First
of all, is we want to stay competitive, we need to modernize our factory. New equipment
should’ve been installed long ago.
W: How much will that cost?
M: We have several options ranging from one hundred thousand dollars all the way up to half a
million.
W: OK. We’ll have to discuss these costs with finance.
M: We should also consider human resources. I’ve been talking to personnel as well as our staff at
the factory.
W: And what’s the picture?
M: We’ll probably have to hire a couple of engineers to help us modernize the factory.
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W: TV? Isn’t that a bit too expensive for us? What’s wrong with advertising in the papers, as
usual?
M: Quite frankly, it’s just not enough any more. We need to be more aggressive in order to keep
W: Will we be able to afford all this?
M: I’ll look into it, but I think higher costs will be justified. These investments will result in higher
profits for our company.
W: We’ll have to look at the figures more closely. Have finance drawn up a budget for these
investments?
M: All right. I’ll see to it.

Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What are the two speakers talking about?
20. What does the woman say about the equipment in their factory?
21. What does the woman suggest about human resources?
22. What does the woman suggest advertising on TV?

Conversation Two
W: The doctor should be able to see you in a few minutes. I just need some information from you
first. What seems to be the problem?
M: Well, as you can see, I’ve got a rash on my hands and arms. I think it might be some kind of
allergic reaction. My roommate just got a new cat. Maybe I’m allergic to cats.
W: Hmm. Usually, allergies to animals don’t cause rashes on your hands.
M: Well, maybe I’m allergic to some kind of food, or…
W: When did your rash first develop?
M: On Monday. By Tuesday, it wan worse, and on Tuesday night I could hardly sleep.
W: Tell me, have you been out in the woods lately?
M: Out in the woods? I went hiking Saturday. Why? Oh, I get it—you think my rash might be
caused by poison ivy, right?
W: Well, it looks like that. The doctor can tell you for sure. Do you know if you came in contact
with poison ivy?
M: No, but then I have no idea what poison ivy looks like.
W: It grows in clusters of three leaves, and the leaves are waxy looking.
M: Well, if I do have poison ivy, what can the doctor do for me?
W: He can prescribe a lotion that will relieve the itching. But if I were you, I’d go to the library
and look for some color photos of poison ivy, and try to avoid it the next time you go into the
woods.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
24. According to the conversation, when did the man go hiking?
25. What does the woman believe is the probable source of the man’s problem?
Section B
Passage One
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when Aunt Johnson wrote to say that she was coming to stay with her family for the weekend. Her
family, I should explain, consists of four boys, all under the age of twelve.
I sent off a telegram at once, saying that our house was too small. Aunt Johnson called us up
the next morning. “I forgot to explain,” she said in her sweetest voice, “the boys will be bringing a
couple of tents.”
Even so, my wife was still worried. It was true we had a large garden, but there was still the
problem of feeding four growing boys.
“And what if it rains?” she demanded.
But Saturday morning turned out to be bright and clear when I went to the station to meet
Aunt Johnson. I managed to put three of the boys, together with the luggage, into the back of the
car. The youngest sat in front, with Aunt Johnson and me.
“I didn’t see the tents among your luggage”, I remarked over my shoulder to David, the
eldest boy.
“The tents!” exclaimed Aunt Johnson. “Heavens! We left them in the home.”
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. What worried the speaker most when his aunt’s family came to visit him for the weekend?
27. Where were the children supposed to sleep?
28. What is true according to the story?
Passage Two
In the past twenty years, scientists have learnt a great deal about sleep and dreams. They
have discovered, for example, that sleep and dreams affect the way people feel. A good night
sleep, generally, makes a person happier in the morning.
Dreams also have a strong effect on the moods of people. However, who appears in a dream
is more important than what happens.
Every person has a special dream character. If the special character appears in a dream,
people are happier after sleeping. If there are many people in one’s dreams, this has a good effect.
A person will wake up happier.
The moods of people affect their performance throughout the day. The level of one’s moods
rises and falls during the day. The less sleepy the people are, the better they perform, and usually
they are more friendly, more aggressive, and more clear-thinking.
Some day scientists hope to manipulate sleep in order to control the way people feel and
perform.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. What is the main topic of the talk?
30. How are sleep and dreams related with people’s performances?
31. What is the probable source of the talk?
Passage Three
Twenty years ago I began studying how people become millionaires. Surveying residents of
stylish neighborhoods across the country, I discovered something odd. Many who live in
expensive homes and drive luxury cars don’t have much wealth. They may earn a fair amount of
money, but they spend it all.
Then I discovered something even odder: many who have a great deal of wealth don’t live in
stylish neighborhoods. In one large metropolitan area I surveyed, fewer than half the millionaires
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That small insight changed my life. It led me out of an academic career, inspired me to write
three books on affluence, and made me an adviser to corporations that sell products to individuals
with high net worth.
What most people don’t realize is that wealth isn’t the same as income. If you make $1 million a year and spend$1 million, you’re not getting wealthier; you’re just living high. Wealth
is what you accumulate, not what you spend.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. What people are more likely to live in expensive homes according to this passage?
33. How many millionaires lived in high-rent districts according to the survey?
34. What was the narrator originally?
35. On what were the three books of the narrator written?
Section C
Carbon dioxide is seen as the key gas driving (36) global warming so its level is monitored
very closely. (37) Samples of air are gathered all over the world and sent here to Boulder in
Colorado to the US government’s global monitoring project. (38) Studies show that the level of
carbon dioxide now stands at (39) three hundred and eighty one parts per million. That’s a record,
according to the researchers. It’s the result of one of the largest (40) annual increases for the past
fifty years and it (41) confirms a trend—that the rate of increase has (42) doubled in the last thirty
years. We asked the British government’s chief scientist for this (43) reaction. Sir David King
says the new figures are worrying.
Today we’re at three hundred and eighty parts per million. (44) This is higher than the
amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere for at least a million years, possibly for thirty million
years. (45) So mankind is changing the climate.
This sharp increase comes just as the Kyoto Treaty takes effect. It’s meant to bring carbon
emissions down. The evidence of this new data is clear though — that efforts to curb the rise in
greenhouse gases are, for the moment, failing, and (46) the consequences that climate scientists
have long warned about look far more likely.

11—20 CAACB ACBBD                    21—30 CCBDA ABBCD                   31—35 BBAAD
(36) across      (37) treated        (38) special        (39) origin
(40) service (41) ceremony           (42) branch         (43) organization
“(44) establish more intimate relations between fathers and their children and to impress upon
fathers the full measure of their obligations.”
(45) When children can’t visit their fathers or take then out to dinner, they send a greeting card.
(46) Some give heartfelt thanks for being there whenever the child needed Dad.

模拟测试十八
Section A
11. W: Well, if you are seriously considering buying a car, I’m trying to get rid of mine. All it
needs is some new paint.
M: Thanks. But most used cars end up being more trouble than they are worth.
Q: What will the man probably do?
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W: Don’t even talk to me about it. The only night I really wanted to watch something, and we
had a power failure in my building.
Q: What does the woman mean?
13. M: Do you think you’ll be able to get this ink stain out of my pants?
W: It won’t be a problem, but I’ll need to send them over to the main cleaning facility. That’s
an extra day’s time.
Q: What does the woman mean?
14. M: You’ll have to be a lot more persuasive if you want to convince the committee to accept
W: I’m not sure what else I could say. Besides I don’t think they will reject it.
Q: What does the woman mean?
15. M: I’m having trouble slicing the bread with this knife.
W: Oh. Sorry about that. I haven’t gotten around to sharpening it yet.
Q: What can be inferred about the knife?
16. W: Bob said that Seattle is a great place for conferences.
M: He is certainly in the position to make that comment. He has been there so often.
Q: What does the man say about Bob?
17. W: Mr. Watson, I wonder whether it’s possible for me to take a vacation early next month?
M: Did you fill out a request form?
Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
18. M: Do you want to go to the lecture this weekend? I heard the guy who is going to deliver the
lecture spent a year living in the rainforest.
W: Great, I am doing a report on the rain forest. Maybe I can get some new information to add
to my report.
Q: What does the woman mean?

Conversation One
M: I have been studying too much and need a change. So I am just making plans to go away
during January break.
W: Really? Where are you going?
M: I’m planning to visit New Mexico.
W: My sister and I had the vacation there last year and we had a great time.
M: Did you get into Albuquerque?
W: Sure. Whenever we were skating.
M: Is it far from the mountains?
W: Not at all. There are even higher mountains near it. Just half an hour away from the city there
is a snow-covered slope.
M: Well. As the mountains are just thirty minutes away, I guess I should take my ice skates and
my ski’s.
W: Definitely.
M: I heard that the weather there is great.
W: It is. No humidity, moderate temperatures, but you do need to be careful about high altitude.
M: What should I do about that?
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M: I’m sure I will be fine. And I will let know all about my trip when I come back.
Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What’s the main purpose of the man’s trip?
20. Why does the woman know so much about Albuquerque？
21. What can be inferred about the man?
22. According to the woman, what may cause the man the most problems in the Albuquerque?

Conversation Two
M: Hey, Linda, do you get that letter about the new options for food service next year?
W: Not yet. Are there a lot of changes?
M: There are. Instead of paying one fee to cover all meals for the whole school year, we are now
able to choose by seven, ten, fourteen or twenty-one meals per week. They give you a card with
the number of meals you get for a week marked on it.
W: That’s a big change, Tom, and a complicated system.
M: Yeah. But it will be much better for people who don’t eat three meals a day or seven days a
week in the cafeteria because they don’t have to pay for meals they don’t eat.
W: So what’s the deal for those who do eat at school all the time?
M: It’s better for them too. Because the more you contract, the cheaper each one is.
W: I see. It is still sound rather complicated.
M: True. It took me several hours to figure it out. I decided to go with the ten Meals.
W: Why is that?
M: Well, I never eat breakfast and I often go away on weekends. So the ten-meal plan gives me
lunch and dinner every weekday at a fairly low price. And I won’t be paying for meals I don’t
usually eat.
W: And what about the weekend when you are on campus?
M: Well, there are often guests on campus at weekends. So they allow you to buy single meals on
a walk-in basis on Saturdays and Sundays. The price per meal is much higher that way. But I
am away so much that it will still be less money for me to pay single prices on the weekends
W: Oh, I guess I’ll have to sit down and figure out my eating pattern so I can get the best deal.
Questions 23 to 25 are based the conversation you have just heard.
23. What’s the main feature of the new method of paying for meals?
24. How does the new plan benefit the students who eat all their meals at the school cafeteria?
25. How can a weekend guest eat at the cafeteria?
Section B
Passage One
As the proverb says, “No one knows the value of health until he loses it.” In other words,
nothing is more valuable than health.
It is clear that health is the foundation of one’s future success. If you become sick, it is nearly
impossible to pursue your career effectively, much less make your dreams come true. On the other
hand, if you are strong, you can go all out to overcome the obstacles that lie ahead of you.
Health is the resource of our energy. What should we do to maintain our health? First, we
should exercise every day to strengthen our muscles. Second, we might as well keep good hours.

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If we get up early, we can breathe fresh air and see the sunrise. This habit can do wonders for our
outlook on life. Third, there is a proverb that says, “Prevention is better than cure.” If yoy pau
close attention to your health, you can avoid getting sick, or at least cure yourself of a disease
while it is still in its beginning stages.
In conclusion, health is more important than wealth. Those who are rich but poor in health
are no more fortunate than those who are poor, but healthy in body. If you want your wish to come
true, health is the most important component of your success.
Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. What does the writer mean by using the proverb “No one knows the value of health until he
loses it?”
27. What is the advantage of getting up early?
28. According to the passage, which is the most important if one wants to succeed in life?
Passage Two
Cambridge is about 90 kilometers northeast of London. It is one of the most beautiful places
in Britain. Everything about the city of Cambridge reminds you of its famous university: students
on bicycles that are in the University of Cambridge. Most of the colleges stand on the bank of the
Cam River, a gentle river that flows through the heart of the city. Tourists and students like
boating in a kind of flat-bottom boat to see the college and to relax themselves. If the water traffic
reminds the visitors of Venice, the road traffic is more likely to recall Beijing or Amsterdam. The
streets are full of bicycles, hundreds and hundreds of them. They provide a cheap form of
transportation for the students and are very convenient for getting around the Cambridge’s nearest
streets.
Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. What do tourists enjoy doing in Cambridge for relaxation?
30. Why did the road traffic in Cambridge remind one of Beijing?
31. What is the speaker’s impression of Cambridge?
Passage Three
In order to make a profit, a company must make a product that people will buy. Companies,
therefore, often hire marketing researchers who study consumers and various things that influence
their shopping decisions. Marketing researchers collect information about products and people
whom they expect to buy them by using the telephone, personal interviews and questionnaires.
Then they analyze the information they collect and present new ideas to the company.
For instance, a marketing researcher might have the job of finding out why a specific
company’s products are not popular in a certain city. He or she has to study all the ways the
products are being presented to the customers. Is the price too high for their incomes? Do the
products match the wants and needs of customers? Do the advertisements reach the people who
will probably buy the products? Does the product have a package that appeals to shoppers? Finally,
do the store display the product well?
The company will use the data that has been collected and analyzed by the marketing
researcher to increase the sales of its products.
Question 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. What is the main idea of this passage?
33. Why do companies hire marketing researchers?
34. Which of the following is mentioned in the passage?

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35. Which is not included as a way of marketing research in this passage?
Section C
The United States is one of the few countries in the world that has an official day on which
fathers are honored by their children. On the third Sunday in June, fathers all (36) across the
United States are given presents, (37) treated to dinner or otherwise made to feel (38) special.
The (39) origin of Father’s Day is not clear. Some say that it began with a church (40) service
in West Virginia in 1908. Others say that the first Father’s Day (41) ceremony was held in
Vancouver, Washington.
The president of the Chicago (42) branch of the Lion’s Club, Harry Meek, is said to have
celebrated the first Father’s Day with his (43) organization in 1915; and the day that they chose
was the third Sunday in June, the closest date to Meek’s own birthday!
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson approved of this idea, but it was not until 1924 when
President Calvin Coolidge made it a national event to “(44) establish more intimate relations
between fathers and their children and to impress upon fathers the full measure of their
obligations.” Since then, fathers had been honored and recognized by their families throughout the
country on the third Sunday in June.
(45) When children can’t visit their fathers or take then out to dinner, they send a greeting
card. Traditionally, fathers prefer greeting cards that are not too sentimental. Most greeting cards
（
are whimsical 奇形怪状的，           异想天开的） fathers laugh when they open them. (46) Some give
so
heartfelt thanks for being there whenever the child needed Dad.

(36) major          (37) permission      (38) concentrating      (39) promising
(40) attendance     (41) improved        (42) additional         (43) inspire
(44) When those teachers are successful, they are also rewarded.
(45) Now we are trying the positive approach. Not only do you learn by showing up everyday, but
you could also earn”.
(46) Since repair expenses of damaged property required only 4,000 dollars, the remaining 8,000
dollars was turned over to the student activity fund.
模拟测试十九

Section A
11. W: Nobody told me that Bill was in the hospital.
M: Sorry. I meant to give you a call when I found out but it slipped my mind.
Q: What does the man mean?
12. M: I don’t know if I will be able to turn in my economics paper on time.
W: Have you heard that the professor gave us a week of extension on it?
Q: What does the woman mean?
13. M: I’d like to make an appointment with the doctor for tomorrow.
W: Unfortunately he is completely booked.
Q: What does woman mean?
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M: Music always relaxes me. It might be worth it in the long run.
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
15. M: Helen and I are thinking of renting a house at the beach in June. Are you interested?
W: You? I guess it is cheaper then, but do you really think it will be warm enough?
Q: What does the woman mean?
16. W: I am going to Martha’s house. I have a paper to complete. And I need to use her computer.
M: Why don’t you buy one yourself? Think how much time you could save?
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
17. W: Daddy, I have decided to give up science and go to business school.
M: Well, it is your choice as long as pay your own way, but I should warn you that not
everyone with a business degree will make a successful manager.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
18. W: I just read in the newspaper that Lord of the Rings is the year’s greatest hit. Why don’t we
go and see it at the Grand Cinema?
M: Don’t you think that cinema is a little out of the way?
Q: What does the man mean?
Conversation One
M: Hi, Mary. Do you want to start writing a lab report after we finish the experiment?
W: I can’t. In fact I need to finish early because I’m going over to the psychology department to
talk to Professor Smith about a job opening.
M: You mean a job on campus?
W: Yeah. And it sounds pretty interesting, It involves helping with your study on learning styles.
You know, about how some people learn best by sight, while others learn by hearing and
touch.
M: Yeah. I know that’s an area of expertise.
W: Right. Anyway for her study she’s taking some high school students who aren’t doing very
well in their classes and testing them to find out what their learning styles are. Then tutors,
people like me, will work with them presenting material to them in their particular learning
style.
M: Hey, that is interesting. Now will you mostly do the testing or the tutoring?
W: Both I hope. I want to be involved from start to finish.
M: Are you getting paid for this?
W: I’m sure we’ll get something through, probably not much. Anyway it doesn’t matter to me, I
just to have some hands-on experience.
M: Yeah. And it all be nice to help those high school students too.
W: That’s what I thought when I saw the ad. You know you could do it too. You don’t have to be
in her classes to work on the study.
M: Really? Do you have an idea what the schedule is like?
W: Late afternoon then evening for tutoring I think. After all the kids are in regular classes until
three thirty.
M: Actually that’s perfect to me.
W: Then come along. We will save the lab report for later. But we’d better make sure we do a
good job on our experiment first.
Q19. What are the speakers mainly discussing?

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Q20. Why is the woman interested in working with Professor Smith?
Q21. What will the college students do for the high school students?
Q22. What will the speakers probably next do?
Conversation Two
W: You mean fake sciences? Yes, in fact I was just reading some articles about the brain. I have
been looking through some of my roommate’s sciences magazines and I came across an
article on phrenology.
M: Phrenology, wasn’t that the pseudo science founded by the scientist Franz Gall?
W: Yes. Gall maintained that people’s characters could be determined by the size and the shape of
their skulls. For example, he thought that a bump in a certain place on the head means that
the person has the ability of a musician.
M: Well, I’m not sure exactly what the connection is between a person’s abilities and the physical
characteristics of the head. But although there’s no scientific basis for phrenology, it is true
that the head is the centre of control for the rest of the body.
W: I guess you are right. Scientist now know that different part of the brain control different part
of the body.
M: Yes. And I wouldn’t be so surprised if the scientists one day discover that certain aspect of
phrenology has scientific application.
Q23. What is the source of the woman’s information?
Q24. According to the phrenology, what determines a person’s character?
Q25. What do the speakers think of phrenology?

Section B
Passage One
In everyday usage “hot” means “having a lot of heat”. Many people think that “cold” is
something completely separated from heat. But this is not true. “Cold” simply means “having very
little heat”.
Young life demands on heat. In fact, every living thing depends on it. Without heat, every
living thing would be frozen to death. All living things get their heat from the sun, which provides
the conditions in which life is possible.
Since before the dawn of history, man has been able to make his own heat. He has been able
to realize the sun’s heat that is trapped in things such as wood, coal, and oil. And he has been able
to use this heat.
Heat has made civilization possible. With heat, man could melt metals. As man learned to use
metals and fuels, industries grew. As a result, engines were invented. These are machines that
change heat energy into mechanical energy. Engines can do the work of many men. Without
engineers industrial civilization is impossible.
Yet when the first engines were built in the 17th century, men were still wondering about the
nature of heat. “What is it?” they asked. Not until the early years of the 19th century did they find
Q26. In every usage, what does “hot” mean?
Q27. What does the sentence “Your life depends on heat” mean?
Q28. What can we know from the passage?

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Passage Two
I was writing my second novel at the time. We didn’t have much money and life was quite
difficult. One day I got a letter from a film producer, a Mr. Leibe. He was interested in my first
novel and was thinking about buying the film right! So my wife and I asked him to dinner. We
decided to buy beef, although it was terrible expensive and we couldn’t afford it. We wanted to
give him a really good evening, especially as he was driving all the way from London. My wife
spent all day cooking, I bought some good wine. Well, on that day, we were laying the table when
the doorbell rang. We rushed to the door, and welcome his with open arms. He was a charming
man, and knew a lot of funny stories. We were eating the pudding when the doorbell rang again. I
went to answer it. There stood a short, fat man. “I’m Rolf Leibe,” he said, “I’m sorry I’m late. The
roads were terrible.” “No, you’re not,” I said. “Mr. Leibe is having dinner with us.” “Yes, that’s
right, I’m having dinner with you---today at 8 o’clock.” I nearly died. I went back into the dining
room and ask the man who he was. He was a life insurance salesman.
Q29. Why did the speaker invited Mr. Leibe to dinner?
Q30. What did the speaker do for the dinner?
Q31. Who was the first man?
Passage Three
All big cites are quite similar. Living in a modern Asia city is not very different from living
in an American city. The same cannot be said about living on farms, however. In many different
parts of the world, farmers and their families live in villages and towns. In the United States,
however, each farm family lives on its own fields, often beyond the sight of any neighbors.
Instead of traveling from village to the fields each morning, American farmers stay on their land
throughout the week. They travel to the nearest town on Saturdays for shopping or on Sundays for
lunch.
The children ride on buses to large schools that serve all the farm families living in the area.
In some areas, there are small schools serving a few farm families, and the children walk to
school.
Of course life keeps changing for everyone, including farmers. Today there are cars, good
roads, radios and television sets. And of course there are modern machines for farming. All of
these have changed farm life. For many years, however, farming in America was often a lonely
way of living. Farmers had to deal with their own problems, instead of getting help from others.
They learned to try new methods, and to trust their own ideas instead of following older ways.
Q32. What is the passage mainly talking about?
Q33. Where do American farmers go shopping?
Q34. How do children go to a large school?
Q35. What does the speaker think of farming in America?

Section C
In some large American city schools, as many as 20%~40% of the students are absent each
day. There are two (36) major reasons for such absences: one is sickness, and the other is truancy.
That is staying away from school without (37) permission. Since school officials can’t do much
about illness, they are (38) concentrating on reducing the number of truanct students. One of the
most (39) promising schemes has been tried in Florida. The pupils there with good (40) attendance
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rates of attendance, they can win (42) additional gifts. At the same time, teachers are encouraged
to (43) inspire their students to come to school regularly. (44) When those teachers are successful,
they are also rewarded. “We’ve been punishing truancy for years, but that hasn’t brought them
back to school,” one school principal said,” (45) Now we are trying the positive approach. Not
only do you learn by showing up everyday, but you could also earn”. In San Francisco, the board
of education has had a somewhat similar idea. Schools that show a decrease in deliberate
destruction of property can receive an amount of money that would be spent on repairs and
replacement. For example, 12,000 dollars has been set aside for a schools property damages every
year. (46) Since repair expenses of damaged property required only 4,000 dollars, the remaining
8,000 dollars was turned over to the student activity fund.

11—20 ACDAC DDABA                   21—30 ACCAB CABBA                   31—35 DCACB
(36) cases            （37）one-third （38）active                (39) infection
(40) emergency        (41) released       (42) observed       (43) control.
(44) Still, the report says the number of cases worldwide is rising 1% a year as a result of the TB
crisis in Africa.
(45) TB is the leading cause of death among people with H.I.V. and AIDS.
（46）Possible signs include a bad cough for three weeks or more and pain in the chest. Other are
coughing up blood and sweating at night.

模拟测试二十
Section A
11.W: Carol told us on the phone not to worry about her. Her left leg doesn’t hurt as much as it
yesterday.
M: She’d better have it examined by a doctor anyway. And I will call her about it this evening.
Q: What does the man think Carol should do?
12. M: There is a non-stop train for Washington and it leaves at 2:30.
W: It’s faster than the 2 o’clock train. Besides, we can have something to eat before getting on
the train.
Q: What do we learn from this conversation?
Perhaps you can get into Harvard.
W: Everything is coming along really well. I have been thinking about graduate school. But
I’ll talk to my tutor Dr. Garcia first and see what she thinks.
Q: What do you learn about the woman from the conversation?
14. W: Did you attend Alice’s presentation last night? It was the first time for her to give a speech
to a large audience.
M: How she could be so calm in front of so many people is really beyond me！
Q：What do we learn from the conversation?
15. W: In my opinion, watching the news on TV is a good way to learn English. What do you
think?
M: It would be better if you could check the same information in English newspapers
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Q: What does the man say about learning English?
16. W: I am going to tell that neighbor of mine to turn down that music once and for all.
M: I see why you are angry. But I’ve always found that the polite route is the most effective.
Q: What does the man mean?
17. W: I love your new sofa. But why don’t you put it over there under the window?
M: Oh, but the plants are doing well on the table there.
Q: What does the man imply?
18. M: At the rate of its being used, the copier is not going to make it through the rest of the year.
W: The year? It’s supposed to be good for five.
Q: What does the woman say about the copier?
Conversation One
M: I must tell you! I just go two interviews.
W: Two interviews? I didn’t expect you could get two within just a week!
M: But here, I have a problem. Look, one interview is with a foreign enterprise, and the other is
with a private company.
W: What are the positions offered by these companies?
M: At the foreign enterprise, I will be interviewed for the position of program developer, but at the
private company, I will be interviewed for the position of the project manager.
W: Well, that is really difficult. You know, salaries with the foreign enterprise are usually very
good. A lot of companies have a sound welfare system.
M: Yes. There is also a good chance for you to learn.
W: So you have decided to work in the foreign enterprise if you are accepted?
M: Not yet. You see, with the private company, I start at managerial level. That means, I don’t
deal with technology but with management. Actually, I intend to develop in management rather
than in technology.
W: But if the private company had some financial difficulty, you would be unemployed again.
M: There surely is risk, but the greater the risk, the more it can bring to you. So, I think I should
consider the job with the private company first.
W: But if I were you, I would make a different choice.
19: When did the man send his job applications?
20: What will the man probably do in the foreign enterprise?
21: What does the man what to do?
22: What is the possible disadvantage of working in the private company?

Conversation Two
M: Have you heard the news? They say housing prices will go up 20% next year.
W: That is so bad. I haven’t got enough money to buy an apartment.
M: But you can apply for a loan from the bank.
W: I know that. But you must have to have enough money for the down payment. At the current
price, I will have to work at least two or three years to save that money. But by the time I have
got enough money, the prices will have already gone up.
M: How about renting a house?
W: In the short term, that is OK. You pay the rent and have a place to live in. But in the long term,
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getting married.
M: Sure. A lot of people just think so and maybe that is why housing prices are driven up so fast.
W: Well, some people say the prices go up so fast because a lot of foreigners have invested in real
estate. They have bought a lot of house in the city.
M: I have read a lot of news about that. Besides foreigners, some rich locals also buy two or three
apartments. Some buy extra house for their children, but some just use it as investment.
W: No wonder the prices go up so fast!
W: So, I think the only way out is for me to borrow some money from relatives.
M: I am considering this way, too.
23. What are the speakers talking about?
24. What does the woman think about renting a house?
25. What do you think the speakers will probably do?
Section B
Passage One
I am living a small village in the country. My wife and I run a village shop. We have a very
peaceful life, boring some might say. But we love it. We know all the people in the village. They
have plenty of time to stop and chat. I have plenty of time for my hobbies two---gardening, fishing,
walking in the countryside. I love the outdoor life. It wasn’t always like this though. I used to have
a really stressful job, working so late in the office every evening. I often bring work home at the
weekends. The advertising world is very competitive. And when I look back, I can’t imagine how
I stood it. I have no private life at all. No time for the really important thing in life. Because of the
pressure of the job, I used to smoke and drink too much. The crisis came when my wife left me.
She complained that she never saw me and I had no time for family life. This made me realize
what is really important to me. I talked things through with her and decided to get back together
and started a new and better life together. I gave up tobacco and alcohol and searched for new
hobbies. Now I am afraid of looking back since the past life seemed like a horrible dream.
26. What did the speaker do for a living?
27. What do we know about the speaker’s life in the past?
28. What made the speaker change his life style?
Passage Two
In 19th century England, people tend to go to the seaside. In those days, ladies wore long
bathing dresses, and men wore bathing suits. Women did not walk about on the beach in their
bathing dresses. They hired a bathing machine. A bathing machine was used for changing in, and
for talking the bather down to the sea. It cost 2 pence to hire a machine and an attendant. When
she had paid, the bather climbed up the back steps and got into the bathing machine. Then she
changed into her bathing dress. When she had changed, the machine was pulled down to the sea.
The bathing machine stopped in the water and the bather went down the front steps into the water.
If she did not want to get into the sea, the attendant pulled her in.
Q29. In the 19th century what would an English lady wear when bathing in the sea?
Q30. Who used the bathing machine?
Q31. What was a bathing machine used for?
Passage Three
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knows as H5N1. This virus has killed millions of chickens in several countries. The number of
human deaths reached twenty last week in Vietnam and Thailand.
The bird flu outbreak in Asia has caused economic damage. The United Nations Food and
Agriculture Organization says it will aid some of the countries affected. The FAO said it would
provide one-point-six million dollars to Cambodia, Laos, Pakistan and Vietnam.
The agency also joined the World Health Organization in urging measures to flight bird flu.
One of these measures is the use of vaccine medicine to help chickens resist the virus. Other
measures are buying infected chickens and closing affected areas.
Scientists are developing a human vaccine in case the virus takes a form that spreads easily
from person to person. Some people have worried that pigs may also become infected and give the
virus to humans. However, the Food and Agriculture Organization says it has found no evidence
that the H5N1 virus can infected pigs.
32. What was the victim of the bird flu?
33. How will the Food and Agriculture Organization help the countries affected?
34. Which is not a measure being taken against bird flu?
35. Which is TRUE of bird flu spreading?
Section C
Almost two million people every year die from tuberculosis. Almost nine million develop
new (36) cases.
Experts say（37）one-third of the world’s population is infected with TB. People who are
infected might never develop an（38）active case. They might never get sick from the (39)
infection. But enough do get sick that the World Health Organization declared tuberculosis a
worldwide (40) emergency in 1993.
Last week the W.H.O. (41) released a progress report for World TB Day, (42) observed each
year on March 24. The report praises twenty-six countries worldwide for meeting their goals on
tuberculosis (43) control. They include Vietnam and the Philippines. Both have high TB rates.
(44) Still, the report says the number of cases worldwide is rising 1% a year as a result of the
TB crisis in Africa. TB kills more than five hundred thousand people there every year. W.H.O.
officials praised Kenya for emergency measures. But they say Africa leaders need to invest more
to control tuberculosis.
(45) TB is the leading cause of death among people with H.I.V. and AIDS. More than 27
million people in Africa are infected with H.I.V., the virus that caused AIDS. People with H.I.V.
lose their natural resistance to disease.
TB is a bacterial infection. It is spread through the air when a person with an active case
coughs or sneezes.  （46）   Possible signs include a bad cough for three weeks or more and pain in the
chest. Other are coughing up blood and sweating at night.

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