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College English Achievement Test (For Experiencing English, Book 3) Test Paper 5 Part I Listening Comprehension (30 points, 30 minutes) Section A Directions: In this section, you will hear five short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, read the four choices marked A), B), C), and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the center. (5 points) 1. A) Drought. B) Frequent floods. C) Earthquake. D) Global Warming. 2 A) They ask her to do much homework. B) They often play games with her sister. C) They are always too busy to be with her. D) They are busy playing games with each other. 3. A) Hamburgers. B) A small pizza. C) Beef. D) Christmas cake.
4. A) Have a drink with the man.

B) Go to the gym. C) Buy some beer. D) Go back home. 5. A) Husband and wife. B) Doctor and patient. C) Teacher and student. D) Boss and employee. Section B Directions: In this task, you will hear two long conversations. At the end of each conversation,

some questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, read the four choices marked A), B), C), and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the center.(10 points) Conversation 1 6. A) Adidas. B) Lining. C) Nike. D) Wilson. 7. A) He is ruining his future. B) He is building his career. C) He is going to earn a lot of money. D) He is going to gain experience for his future job. 8 A) She doesn’t care. B) She disagrees. C) She understands. D) She is worried . Conversation 2 9. A) Friendly relationship between two nations. B) A peace talk between two countries. C) Palestinians’ loss in the war. D) Suicide attacks in Israel.

10. A) They depend on each other. B) They’ll never come to peace. C) They understand each other. D) They like each other. Section C
Directions: In this task you will hear a short passage. At the end of the passage, some questions will be asked about what was said. And both the passage and questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C), and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the center. (5 points)

11. A) Victorious. C) Giant. 12. A) 9, 876,000. C) 1,998,000. 13. A) To attract tourists. C) To bury pharaohs .

B) Wonderful. D) Brave. B)1,698,000. D) 6,789,000. B) To serve as castles. D) To symbolize civilization.

14. A) On the east bank of the Nile. B) Just in the west of Cairo. C) Just to the east of Cairo.

D) Far from the pyramids. 15. A) Cairo is known as the city where there is little traffic.. B) Cairo is known as the city where past and present meet. C) Cairo is the largest city both in Africa and in the world. D) Cairo is the oldest city both in Africa and in the world. Section D Directions: In this section the passage is printed in the test paper, but with some words or phrases missing. The passage will be read three times. During the second reading, you are required to put the words or phrases that you hear on the answer sheet in order of the numbered blanks. The third reading is for you to check your writing. (10 points) Yitzhak Rabin fought in the Israeli army for 27 years, rising to the rank of General. In 1992 he became (16) _____ Minister. He was committed to the peace process and (17) _______ with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). He and Yasir Arafat (18) _______ to work together for peace. Although this accord was (19) _______ agreed to be a very good thing, there were some (20) ______ hardliners who did not agree with the idea of working together with the PLO. In his last (21) _______, Yitzhak Rabin states his conviction that peace is possible and (22) ________ the role that Egypt, Morocco and Jordan had (23) _______ in the negotiations. He makes a plea for peace and asks the Israeli people to (24) _______ the peace process. Ironically he was assassinated by a young Jewish hardliner (25) _______ after giving the speech. Part II Reading Comprehension (30 points, 30 minutes)

Section A Careful Reading Directions: There are two passages for this task. The passages are followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A),B),C),and D).You should decide on the best answer and mark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the center.(20points) Passage One If you are to deal with other people, you will, sooner or later, have to deal with conflict. Basically, conflict stems from differing viewpoints. Since no two people view the world exactly the same way, disagreement is quite normal. In fact, anyone who agrees with you all of the time is probably telling you what you want to hear, not what he or she actually believes. The reason conflict has received such a bad press is because of the emotional aspects that come along with it. When there is conflict, it means that there is strong disagreement between two or more individuals. The conflict is usually in relation to interests or ideas that are personally meaningful to either one or both of the parties involved. Unmanaged conflict can lead to fighting and violence. Notice I said "unmanaged". The key to managing conflict effectively is to learn the skills necessary to become a good conflict manager. We are going to examine one area where conflicts frequently occur: in interpersonal one-to-one relationships. Sometimes in interpersonal relationships, such as those between you

and one of your employees, there may be a conflict that you are not aware of. If someone who is normally friendly toward you suddenly begins avoiding you or being rude, there is usually a reason. If the person has remained cheerful with everyone else except you, chances are you are dealing with a conflict situation. In these instances, you will want to address the problem by proceeding through the following steps. Try to determine if there is a problem between you and the other person. If you think there is a problem, set up a private face-to-face meeting to discuss the problem with the other person. Try to listen to each other with open minds. Try to work out a compromise that pleases both of you. 26. According to the passage, conflicts are often mainly related to _________. A) different tempers B) different occupations C) different personalities D) different ideas 27.According to the passage, if a person agrees with you all of the time, he probably ______. A) is lying to you B) trusts you very much C) is trying to avoid conflicting with you D) shares the same views with you 28. What does the phrase unmanaged conflict (Line 4, Para. 2) mean? A) The conflict that one fails to deal with effectively. B) The conflict that is beyond one’s expectation. C) The conflict that is impossible to solve. D) The conflict that neither side is interested in. 29. What can we learn from the passage? A) In no case should we trust anyone who agrees with us all the time. B) Where there are people, there may be conflicts. C) Conflicts can be avoided if we are cautious about everything. D) The key to solve conflicts depends on how determined we are. 30. The passage is chiefly about _____. A) how to watch out for those who agree with you B) how to deal with conflicts that are usual in life


C) how to examine inter-personal relationship D) how to be open-minded in handling conflicts

Passage Two

Early in 1997, Scottish scientist Dr. Ian Wilmut revealed to the world that he had successfully cloned an adult sheep, Dolly. With this invention, the world shocked at the realization that cloning was no longer a pipedream or an element of a Science Fiction movie. Since then, human cloning has become one of the most debated topics in the world. From the schoolhouse to the White House, discussions began regarding the ethical implications of human cloning. In several recent polls by TIME magazine (The Ethics of Cloning, 1998 ), it was shown that 75 percent of the responding population thought that cloning wasn’t a good thing. Furthermore, 74 percent of the respondents believed that cloning was against God’s will, and when asked if they would clone themselves, if presented with the opportunity, 91 percent responded with a “no”. However, when asked to define human cloning, an estimated 95 percent of them couldn’t describe it correctly. As a matter of fact, in a personal interview with Miss Weber, T.A. (personal interview, November 7, 1998) when asked, “What do you think about human cloning?” responded, “I don’t know a lot about it, but I know it’s scary”. Opponents of human cloning argue that it is immoral and unethical to clone human beings for both religious and humanitarian (人道主义的) reasons. Moreover, other opponents describe human cloning as a luxury for wealthy people or as a tool for organ market development. Conversely, I believe that human cloning can have many benefits for the human race in terms of helping infertile couples and people with genetic problems. In addition, it can be really helpful for a person with diseases such as kidney and liver defects or cancer. 31. How was people’s reaction to the first successfully cloned sheep? A) They are curious. B) They are indifferent. C) They are worried. D) They are shocked. 32. According to the passage, which of the following statements is True? A) As a reporter, the author interviewed Miss Weber in 1998. B) The USA did not seem at all interested in the adult sheep, Dolly. C) Most people surveyed didn’t like the idea of human cloning for various reasons. D) The first sheep was cloned by Dr. Ian Wilmut, an American scientist . 33. What’s the basic argument of opponents of human cloning ? A) Human cloning is immoral and unethical. B) human cloning is scary and mysterious. C) Human cloning is expensive . D) Human cloning is wasteful .

34.What does the word scary (Line4, Para.3 ) probably mean in the context? A) Wounded. B) Horrible. C) Exciting. D) Unbelievable. 35. What is the author’s attitude towards human cloning? A) Positive. B) Negative. C) Indifferent. D) Arbitrary. Section B Short Answer Questions Directions: In this task there is a passage with five questions or incomplete statements. Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest words (not exceeding ten words). Put your answers in the corresponding space on the answer sheet. (5 points) You've purchased your organic vegetables, skinless chicken breast, and oatmeal soup. The grocery cashier asks "Will that be paper or plastic?" You reply, "Plastic please." There are plenty of reasons we choose plastic: easier to carry, less expensive to the grocer, lighter than paper bags so possibly less damaging to the environment, reusable as garbage bags, because it's the "in" thing, because we have a choice. There are many differing opinions on plastic versus paper. So let's take a look at what happens when the consumer chooses "plastic." We will follow the travel of the plastic bag. It begins at the grocery store with the consumer's choice. It is taken home and usually deposited right into the trash can. Later that week, it is placed outside in the larger trashcan waiting for the trash haulers. The waste engineers come by and pick up the trash. The bag gets dumped out of the truck into the landfill area. Before they have a chance to cover up the thousands of pounds of daily waste, a strong wind comes up and blows thousands of plastic bags out of the landfill and down the valley. Once the winds die down, workers are sent out to collect the thousands of bags strewn around. But they can't possibly get them all. So our little bag continues its adventure getting caught in trees (suffocating plants), eaten by birds or worse used to line their nests, and making its way into our lakes and rivers. The best suggestion is not to use a bag at all (for smaller purchases) or bring your own cloth bag. But if you must, please use paper. The majority of paper bags now made from recycled paper do biodegrade, are not suggested but can be eaten by animals, and there are more opportunities to recycle paper than plastic. It does take a little extra effort and thought, so please have a thought about the little seal or dolphin the next time you say, "Plastic please." 36. What’s the dominant reason for customers to choose plastic bags according to the passage? 37. When shopping, you should think before saying “plastic please”, as plastic bags may _______. 38. The common way to dispose of waste plastic bags is dumping them into the landfill and _______. 39. What makes plastic bags end up in trees, lakes and rivers?
40. What’s the author’s suggestion to reduce “plastic pollution”?

Section C Fast Reading Directions: In this section there is a short passage with 5 statements. Read each of the statements carefully, and judge whether it is true or false according to the passage within 5 minutes. (5 points)

Government researchers in the United States say climate change could have serious health effects on Americans. They say hot weather may cause more health problems, such as heat stroke. It also may increase flooding and air pollution. A team of scientists examined connections between climate, weather conditions and human health risks. In recent years, the cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, have had long periods of extreme heat. Hundreds of people became sick and died. Experts say many American cities are not prepared for severe heat. They say this problem will probably increase in the future. Extreme weather events such as severe storms cause hundreds of deaths and injuries in the United States each year. Researchers say climate change could increase these events. They say rising temperatures will increase rainfall, cause sea levels to rise and increase floods and other severe weather events. Experts say water and food supplies could become unsafe due to increased rainfall and flooding. Hotter weather is also expected to increase air pollution. As air heats up, it mixes with sunlight to produce ozone smog. This pollution slows the growth of plants and trees. It can also damage human lungs. The study calls for better efforts to protect the public health against the effects of air pollution, extreme heat, floods and other severe weather events.

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] 41. Extreme weather events have serious effects on human health. ] 42. Scientists predict that there is an increasing threat of extreme heat to many American cities. ] 43. Climate change can not only affect people’s health but also increase flooding and air pollution. ] 44. Ozone smog caused by rising temperatures slows the growth of both the animals and plants. ] 45. The effects of air pollution, extreme heat, floods and other severe weather events on public health are beyond human control. Cloze ( 10 points, 10 minutes)

Part III

Directions: There are ten blanks in the following passage. You should choose the most appropriate word for each blank from the fifteen words listed below. Change

the form if necessary. Then put the words you chose in the corresponding
space on the answer sheet. (10 points)


sake process absolute much secondhand straight many different actual other well-known procedure independent course back The students are anxious to acquire the knowledge they think they need to make a buck, but they aren’t really interested in education for education’s 46 . That’s where they’re wrong, and that’s why I’d like to go 47 to college. I know now what a joy knowledge can be, 48 of anything you do with it. I’d take several 49 in philosophy. I like the thinking 50 that goes with it. Philosophers are fairer than is 51 necessary, but I like them, even the ones that I think are wrong. Too 52 of what I know of the great philosophers comes 53 or from condensations. I’d like to take a course in which I 54 had to read Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Spinoza, Locke, John Dewey and the 55 great thinkers. Part IV Translation ( 10 points, 10 minutes) Directions: In this part, there are five sentences that you are required to translate into English or Chinese. 56. There was an air of intimacy in the room, as though it was the core part of this family. _____________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________ 57. The teams assigned to carry out raids received arrest packets containing the names, addresses, and photographs of each suspect, as well as search warrants issued by the federal court. ______________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________ 58.谈论的时候已经过去了,我们必须积极行动起来保护我们的环境。 ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 59.尽管他不再和我在一起,但在将来的工作中,他的言语和行为将会永远影响着我。 ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ 60.经过两个月的不懈努力,警方终于在一个南方城市找到了罪犯的踪迹。 ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ Part V Writing (20 points,40 minutes) Section A General Writing


Directions: Write a short passage about Never Too Old to Learn based on the outline given below in Chinese. You should write at least 100 words in 20 minutes on the composition sheet.(10 points). 1. 什么是 “活到老学到老”; 2. 举例说明 “活到老学到老”的意义; 3. 我该怎么做。

Section B Practical Writing Directions: Write a short passage to introduce a city you are familiar with. The passage should include the city’s location, history, climate, cuisine and tourist attractions. You should write at least 100 words in 20 minutes on the composition sheet.

Key Part I Listening Comprehension

Section A 1. D 2 C 3. D 4. D 5. B Section B Conversation 1 6. C 7. A 8. C Conversation 2 9. D 10. A Section C
11. A 12. D 13. C 14. B 15. B

Section D 16. Prime 21. speech 17. negotiated 22. acknowledges 18. agreed 19. generally 23. played 20. Jewish 25. moments

24. support

Part II

Reading Comprehension

Section A Passage One 26. D 27. C 28. A 29. B 30. B Passage Two 31. D 32. C 33. A 34. B 35. A Section B 36. Easier to carry. 37. pollute the environment and harm animals 38. covering them up 39. Strong winds. 40. To use paper bags or not to use bags at all. Section C 41. T 42. T 43. T 44. F 45. F

Part III Cloze 46. sake 47. back 48. independent 49. courses 50. process 51. absolutely 52. much 53. secondhand 54. actually 55. other

Part IV Translation 56. 房间里有一种亲密的气氛,似乎它是这个家庭的核心部分。 57. 执行突击搜查的各小队领到一整套搜查资料,包括每一名嫌疑犯的姓名、住址和 照片,以及联邦法院签发的搜查证。 58.The time for talking is past; we must take positive action to protect our environment. 59. Although he is no longer with me, his words and deeds will never cease to influence me in the future work. 60.After two months of restless effort, the police finally tracked the criminal down in a

southern city.
Part V Writing General Writing

Never Too Old to Learn The famous saying goes that one is never too old to learn. It means learning is not only the business of school students. As long as you want to learn, it’s never too late to start. There are many examples to show that learning is never too late. Florence Rose, the respectable lady cited in our textbook, earned her doctorate at the age of 82. She did not complain about her age. She made it. I am lucky that I can study in college and receive a good education now. But it does not mean that my education will come to an end with a college diploma in hand. Many things are waiting for me to learn and to discover. I’ll make learning my life-long pursuit.

Practical Writing An Attractive City--Guangzhou Located on the coast of the South China Sea, Guangzhou is China’s largest city in the south and a famous historical and cultural city over 2000 years old. Its long history has left Guangzhou with a number of historical sites, which have now become popular tourist attractions. With an average temperature of 22℃, Guangzhou is a beautiful city with an evergreen scenery and flowers blooming all year round, that’s why it is also called “the City of Flowers.” “Eating in Guangzhou” has become a popular advertising slogan both at home and abroad. Guangzhou ranks first in the number of restaurants in the country, and Cantonese cuisine is well-known for its delicious taste all over the world.

Script For Listening Comprehension Section A 1. W: Is the Earth really getting warmer?

M: Yes, there’s no doubt about it. Scientists say that four years out of the last ten have been the hottest since records began. Q: What are the two speakers talking about? 2 M: Are you really mad at your parents now? W: Yes. They used to have time to help me with my homework, or play games with me, but now they’re always too busy! Q: Why is the girl mad at her parents? 3. M: Let’s go to the supermarket and get what we need to make Christmas cake. W: Yeah, and on the way, let’s stop for hamburgers or a pizza. Q: What special food are they going to make? 4. M: Well, you know, I could take you to my gym as a guest. And then we could go for a drink afterwards, if you want. W: Sounds great! But I doubt I’ll have time for a beer. I’ve got a lot to do at home. Q: What does the woman intend to do? 5. W: Hey, Dr. Cassidy. It’s just that I’ve been a little tired the last few days, and my stomach’s kind of upset. M: I have some news that you might find exciting. You’re pregnant. Q: What’s the relationship between the two speakers? Section B Conversation 1 W: Nobody else I know is doing a Nike commercial. You’ve got it made. M: Yeah, but the problem is my parents. W: What’s up? M: To really make it big, I’ve got to go on the pro tour, and the only way I can go pro is to drop out of school, but they don’t want me to. W: They have their reasons. M: They say I’m ruining my future. W: They seem right. M: But I may not get another chance - two years from now may be too late. W: So what’re you going to do? M: I’ve got to go for it. I’m at the top of my skills right now, and that’s what counts. W: Yeah, you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. 6. For which company is the man doing a commercial? 7. What do the man’s parents think of his dropping out of school? 8. What’s the woman’s attitude towards the man’s decision? Conversation 2 W: Oh, dear, it’s reported there is another suicide attack in Israel. M: Yes, a Chinese worker was among the killed. W: It’s terrible. Why does the peace talks between Israel and Palestine always fail? M: Who knows? In fact, the two nations are dependent on each other. Palestinians depend highly on Israel for jobs, and Israel depends heavily on the Palestinians for labor. W: It does seem like both sides are cutting their own noses to spite their faces—nobody wins

like this. M: But do you think that they will ever come to terms with each other’s existence? W: Nobody knows. M: It’s just that the suicide bombings are so difficult to understand for those who aren’t Palestinians. It’s one thing to hate the other side; it’s another to kill innocent civilians. 9. Q: What are they talking about? 10. Q: What does the man think of the two countries? Section C Cairo, capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, stands on the east bank of the Nile River and on two islands. The Arabic name of the city is EL Qahira, meaning “the victorious”. Its population is about 6 789 000 (1998 estimate). Most of the people are Egyptian Arabs. Tourism is very important to the city. The pyramids, which served as tombs for the ancient pharaohs, and the statue of the Sphinx, which dates from 2 565 B.C., are located just west of Cairo. Cairo is known as the city where past and present meet. The Ancient Egyptian city of Memphis is the only wonder surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. Indeed, a journey through Cairo is a journey through time and a journey through the history of an immortal civilization. 11. What does the Arabic name of Cairo EL Qahira mean? 12. What was the approximate population in Cairo in 1998? 13. What did Egyptians build pyramids for? 14. Where is the statue of the Sphinx located? 15. What is true of Cairo? Section D
Yitzhak Rabin fought in the Israeli army for 27 years, rising to the rank of General. In 1992 he became (16) Prime Minister. He was committed to the peace process and (17) negotiated with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). He and Yasir Arafat (18) agreed to work together for peace. Although this accord was (19) generally agreed to be a very good thing, there were some (20) Jewish hardliners who did not agree with the idea of working together with the PLO. In his last (21) speech, Yitzhak Rabin states his conviction that peace is possible and (22) acknowledges the role that Egypt, Morocco and Jordan had (23) played in the negotiations. He makes a plea for peace and asks the Israeli people to (24) support the peace process. Ironically he was assassinated by a young Jewish hardliner (25) moments after giving the speech.



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