New Horizon College English Test
I. Word Dictation
Directions: Listen and write down the words you hear. You are going to listen to the recording twice. The first
time, you write the word that you hear and, the second time, you can just check your answers. (32 points)
II. Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section you will hear a passage three times. For the first time, listen carefully for its
general idea. For the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 1 to 7 with the exact
words you have just heard. For the blanks numbered from 8 to 10, you are required to fill in the missing
information. You can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your
own words. The third time is for you to check what you have written. (20 points)
At Hyde, we're guided by these Five Words: courage, integrity, leadership,(33) and
concern, and by the belief that each (34) is gifted with a unique potential. Our emphasis
on (35) over aptitude (天资), effort over ability, and character over talent creates a
learning environment where students (36) success with integrity — the kind of success
that lasts a lifetime.
The Hyde School's basic purpose is to(37) character. A focus on character sets free
the deepest (38) in students' self-discovery. We help students answer three questions:
Who am I?
Where am I going?
What do I need to do to get there?
Educational(39) must begin with the family. The Family Education Program is
(40) . We believe that parents are the primary teachers and (41) .
That's why we've developed a curriculum to help families and our teachers become a smooth working team.
At Hyde, parents and teachers (42) to help them address their own character growth.
The educational goals at Hyde(43) upon the development of individual character,
(44) with the belief that everyone is gifted with a unique (45) that
defines individual fate. The Hyde School Curriculum is (46) to intentionally challenge
students to find out their unique potential. (47) several areas of learning and program
content that includes different (48) instruction and skill and character development, the
extended program not only provides students with a (49) education, it also trains them
to probe beyond the academic to a conscience level of thought. This deeper level of learning places them on a
path (50) , examine, and oftentimes redefine their principles, interests, strengths,
obstacles, ideals, and ultimately their unique potential, and (51) their lives. While each
area of discipline offers its own unique and challenging content, (52) is a common
thread woven into all curricula, offering students consistency and reinforcement in learning.
III. Fill in the Blanks with the Right Word
Directions: Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with the help of the first letter(s). Use only ONE word
to fill in each blank. (72 points)
53. A closed conference is for purely private discussion which neither wants nor needs
54. The more pub you get, the more people will be likely to support you.
55. When properly culti and controlled by men, the earth by her nature yields an
56. It is thought that rice was first culti in India and Indo-China, but it is now grown
extensively throughout the Far East.
57. It is not the intention of this brief essay to give a com history of these ideas and their
development in Christianity.
58. The result is neither com enough to inform nor selective enough to fully entertain.
59. The treatment is con because it can have unfortunate "side-effects".
60. These are the more con matters where sometimes people have opposing views or
there are dilemmas for people.
61. Protestors claim the Foundation had agreed to sus all work on the building for two
weeks while they discussed fears for their children's safety.
62. Talks with the United States over the trade relations, sus after the 9-11 event, have
63. He also said that he found his responsibilities "a very great st ", because his aunt was
a difficult person who needed more care and more company.
64. Doing too much too quickly can be a st on muscles that aren't used to work.
65. But do you agree that we ought at least to carry out some pre studies?
66. The failure of yesterday's meeting to achieve even a pre compromise makes the
prospect of a final agreement before the end of this year highly unlikely.
67. She was too con to use make-up but had no objection to skin-care products.
68. There are fundamental limits to how fast a con computer can go; that is the reason
why we prefer up-to-date model of computers.
69. Each se is led by guest speakers with a specialist knowledge of the topic.
70. This is really a topic of public interest; we organize weekend conferences and se and
discussion groups to those who are concerned with the topic to express their views.
71. It may yet be possible to convince manufacturers, governments and the public that energy saving is
wor for our future.
72. Take my advice that doing something wor can be the same as having fun!
73. In the West we are used to business deadlines, but in many Middle Eastern cultures a deadline is taken as
an in , and such business behavior may well lose the overseas salesperson business.
74. He sent a glass of wine flying and in two fellow guests during a debate (争论) on the
topic "Do Men Have to be Violent?"
75. Cu me for having nothing in this world to give him but gratitude (感谢)!
76. I cu myself for lack of balance; I was determined to be a professional dancer.
77. Do not be tempted to go to ex .
78. Carry out those instructions even if they sound ex .
79. At school I sometimes used to get better marks than him, but that was when he chose not to
80. Guillaume did not ex himself to keep the promise, so we never believed what he had
81. Then I dis the students and left the classroom, trying to get my feelings under
82. In those years intellectuals were dis as uncreative and unproductive.
83. Computer is a soph kind of machine.
84. But, remember, the more soph we become, the greater the need for improving the
management of a project.
85. The members thought that it was technically fea and, under the right conditions,
could benefit the region.
86. The more Branson thought about Field's plan, the more fea and attractive it began to
87. However, it was also proving difficult to dis old attitudes.
88. We had the opportunity to make a fun change, and I could not believe that we would
allow that opportunity to pass away.
89. There is, however, a fun difference between present market conditions and those of
90. We haven't ana the results according to the treatment that the patients received.
91. I mean, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if you ana this dream to find out that it
had nothing to do with being at school and nothing to do with taking exams.
92. While tastes di from country to country, good design is appreciated everywhere, in
93. People di in their knowledge, skills, strength of character and understanding.
94. If in any doubt, con an engineer.
95. If you are involved in any form of drug misuse, con your doctor.
96. The brain of a writer is a particularly de instrument like the inner workings of a fine
97. The needles were so fine and de and they gave no pain when in the hands of these
skillful Chinese doctors.
98. He also engaged in open con with John Bramhall, Bishop of Derry, about the idea of
freedom and democracy.
99. His argument was lost as there had been much con about what he argued.
100. Nowadays some people are inclined to worry about the loss of functions of the family while the more
opt people will talk of the specialization of these functions.
101. Wishful thinking made the military officers more opt about their own victory and
more inclined to forecast their enemy's defeat.
102. President Bush's recent speech on what is just and mo left the public feeling bitter
103. But when it comes down to concrete mo judgments and commitments, such
arguments will be explained in different ways.
104. What are the rules of admi to the football club?
105. Patients experience high anxiety levels at time of admi to hospital; most of them are
eager to learn what they are suffering from or whether there is a cure for their diseases.
106. It is always the min , the specialized organzations of a society, that make the
107. Only a min of people move to some other places to live for one reason or another;
most stay where they have always lived.
108. Judging by the smell, you can find that it is a mix of beer and fish and chips (炸土
109. The old man's power has been built on a mix of life-long experience, whole-hearted
devotion and a strong sense of responsibility.
110. The more fle the action, the more complex must be the computational resources for
monitoring and planning different types of activity.
111. Smaller companies would be well advised to be more fle if they want to survive in a
112. Much more sophisticated models will be needed in the more com situations met in
113. Faced with this unique and, above all, fearsomely com challenge, the West is just
beginning to come up with a unique response.
114. He gri hard at the arms of his chair and forced himself to get up by himself.
115. They were gri by anxiety over the fate of their friends when they heard of the car
116. Inside, however, I felt in , inadequate to fill the teaching role.
117. How can you say women are in to men?
118. These people may help to neg with the fuel suppliers on your behalf where different
119. Money is not the only thing to think about when you neg a package deal.
120. I believe in my heart and soul that everyone has an equal responsibility to work together to keep the
peace and har of this world.
121. It is a hope that the aim of creating a world that is full of har , joy, and self-giving
will come true one day.
122. The victory ended a run of three suc defeats, and Shell showed himself ready to
listen to the advice of his assistants and players during the final game.
123. Since 1990s, suc governments have conducted economic policies to offer more job
opportunities by reducing public expenditure.
124. 1992 has been another year of frui cooperation with France.
IV. Fill in the Blanks
Directions: Fill in the blanks in the following sentences with an appropriate preposition or adverb. Fill in
each blank with only ONE word. (35 points)
125. The school operates the principle that values are the first, most important lesson.
126. The manager said that they operated the basis that they trusted everybody.
127. They agree writing to exert themselves to meet the requirements of the school.
128. They agreed rejecting the balance of power as a hopelessly inefficient mechanism
for this purpose.
129. The Japanese insist having a job done well no matter how much time is required.
130. She insisted having wine with the meal, and as I hadn't had a drink in a long time, it
made me feel rather uneasy.
131. McCann was advancing a traditional Marxist view which insisted the importance of
economic and social class divisions as the basis of politics.
132. In believing my parents, I was forced the position of not believing in myself.
133. She says that many women are being forced arranged marriages, homelessness and
denial of education.
134. The students are asked to make evaluations of the teachers a scale from zero to ten.
135. The importance of each source was measured a scale of 1 (extremely important) to
5 (of no importance).
136. The police officer claimed success the action against drugs last week.
137. Your success your weight control program will make you healthy and fit enough to
enjoy many different aspects of life.
138. The idea that success is measured growth instead of academic achievement is
139. A country's power can be measured its military and economic resources and growth
140. I don't think he's superior us just because his father is an important man.
141. The new syllabus (大纲) is potentially superior the grammatical syllabus because it
will produce a communicative competence (能力).
142. Cultural factors affect management behavior many ways.
143. These two Americans differ many ways, but they are alike in never having known
144. This approach the problem sounds feasible.
145. Within the last two decades, the new approach this subject has assumed great
146. There was a drive academic achievement among students.
147. And in government, we are leading a drive quality throughout our public services.
148. Because of the difference in emphasis, time is seen a different perspective.
149. You are now able to see the problem a higher perspective, knowing that you have
created it for a reason.
150. The plans are being prepared quite a good pace.
151. It looks as if old hospitals are being replaced a reasonable pace.
152. that I mean a particular pattern of management behavior
develops cultural forces.
153. What we need is to put more focus on creating brand-consciousness and that I mean
everything that makes up a brand, such as style, color, fashionableness, image, quality.
154. She has received considerable publicity her excellent performance in the film The
155. What they have done creates good publicity them as well as being good for the
156. The teaching program was adopted parents' protests.
157. the student to gain admission, parents also must agree to accept and demonstrate
the school's philosophies and outlook.
158. I wouldn't say he is kind; he still owes me $500 my work in his store.
159. In the "I to you" approach decision-making proceeds top management.
Directions: Replace the underlined words in the following sentences with expressions or phrases using the
key word(s) supplied in the brackets. Please take care to use the right form and keep the original
meaning. (18 points)
160. He thought it was his duty to help those who were made homeless by the great floods. (see)
161. The new school is supposed to open at the end of August. (schedule)
162. The industrial revolution which started in Britain reached other countries in Europe. (spread)
163. It is known to all that knowledge grows out of books and experience. (develop)
164. Mr. John suggested a five-point plan at the meeting for promoting sales. (put)
165. We are utterly unprepared for the change of the weather. At the beginning , it looked like a nice day.
166. To me it is rather unfair to dismiss him from job just for being late for once. (kind)
167. So far the government has not worked hard and seriously on the economic problem. (grips)
168. The two sisters look alike, walk alike, and speak alike, but they are different from each other in their
169. According to the parents, the teaching program is not so perfect. (point)
170. He sold his business and started a new one, hoping to make more money. (set)
171. Many Japanese pupils attend class after school for entrance examinations. This is the case with many
Chinese pupils. (true)
172. The teacher keeps his eyes not only on the top students but also on those who are left behind . (lag)
173. Mrs. Johnson is proud of her daughter who came first in the competition. (pride)
174. Fifty people, and more if necessary, can put themselves up in the small hotel. (pinch)
175. I will tell you the real story on the condition that you won't tell others. (provided)
176. He changed to his wife's religion when he married her. (convert)
177. You will really have to try hard to make up the work you missed. (exert)
VI. Cloze (With No Choices Provided)
Directions: Fill in each of the following blanks with one word. In each case, use the exact word that appears
in your textbook. (10 points)
Commitment(178) parents is a key ingredient in the Hyde mixture. For the student
to (179) admission, parents also must agree to accept and demonstrate the school's
philosophies and outlook. The parents agree (180) writing to meet monthly in one of 20
regional groups, go to a (181) three-day regional retreat, and spend
(182) three times a year in workshops, discussion groups and seminars at Bath. Parents
of Maine students have an attendance (183) of 95% in the many sessions. Joe and
Malcolm Gauld (184) say children tend to do their (185) when
they see their parents making (186) efforts. The biggest obstacle
(187) many parents, they say, is to realize their own weaknesses.
VII. Cloze (With Four Choices Provided)
Directions: Read the following passage carefully and choose the correct one from the two choices given to fill
in each blank. (20 points)
The Hyde school(188) (cultures, cultivates, grows, evaluates) values
(189) (believe, believed, believes, believing) that academic achievement will, as a
matter of course, naturally (190) (comes, come, follows, follow). This has caused the
school to (191) (obtain, get, receive, accept) a considerable amount of
(192) (publicity, multiplicity, simplicity, publication) and
(193) (publication, controversy, multiplicity, control). The first public school program to
(194) (open, close, do, put) was quickly (195) (stopped, suspended,
prevented, closed) due to teachers' complaints. The program caused many teachers to
(196) (prospect, protest, project, protect) about the more
(197) (efforts, strain, achievement, morals) workload. By the fall a
(198) (preliminary, previous, original, primary) public school program will have
(199) (outset, begun, commenced, opened). Other US school
(200) (philosophies, managers, founders, politicians) are
(201) (watching, eyeing, looking, staring) the program. Last fall many parents in the
New Haven (202) (commute, commune, communication, community) of Connecticut,
(203) (said, talked, told, complained) about the opening of a Hyde Foundation program.
They were (204) (federal, feared, scare, fearful) of (205) (majority,
major, minority, minor) and troubled students. Certainly during Jimmy DiBattista's first days at Hyde he threw
(206) (cures, curses, nurses, purchase) and (207) (criticisms,
insults, blows, praise) at everybody.
VIII. Translation from Chinese to English
Directions: Translate the following into English. (8 points)
IX. Translation from English to Chinese
Directions: Translate the following into Chinese. (8 points)
216. The Hyde School operates on the principle that if you teach students the merit of such values as truth,
courage, integrity, leadership, curiosity and concern, then academic achievement naturally follows.
217. Explaining his approach to education, Joe Gauld points out that the conventional education system
cannot be reformed, saying "no amount of change" with the horse and carriage "will produce an
218. It means trying to measure the impact of these cultural forces on contemporary life, and also coming to
grips with changes now taking place.
219. First, in any approach to a problem and in any negotiations in Japan, there is the "you to you" approach,
as distinguished from the Western "I to you" approach.
220. The "you to you" approach practiced in Japan is based on each side — automatically and often
unconsciously — trying to understand the other person's point of view.
221. The difference is that Western style decision-making proceeds mostly from top management and often
does not consult middle management or the worker while in Japan, ideas can be created at the lowest
levels, travel upward through an organization and have an impact on the eventual decision.
222. The Japanese business person works to achieve harmony, even if the deal falls through, and will spend
whatever time is necessary to determine a "you to you" approach, communicating personal views only
indirectly and delicately.
223. Provided there is intelligence and a willingness to exert yourself, there is a place within the company to
try and to succeed.
X. Vocabulary and Structure
Directions: Choose the best one to complete each sentence. (27 points)
224. Can you give me an ________ of how much it will cost to take the journey?
A. assessment B. evaluation C. admission D. estimate
225. Because a degree from a good university is the means to a better job, education is one of the most
________ areas in Japanese life.
A. sophisticated B. competitive C. considerate D. superficial
226. He badly ________ his back digging in the public garden on Children's Day.
A. stressed B. exerted C. pulled D. strained
227. His plan sounds ________, so you'd better carry out.
A. feasible B. useless C. worthy D. federal
228. When we shook hands I was conscious of his firm ________.
A. fist B. hand C. punch D. grip
229. After a short holiday, he ________ himself once more to his studies.
A. applied B. converted C. engaged D. exerted
230. It is a joy to hear ________ apologies (道歉) that are from the bottom of one's heart.
A. real B. true C. sincere D. realistic
231. Drinking alcohol can ________ your ability to drive properly.
A. effect B. affect C. influence D. impact
232. The purpose of the seminar is to train some of the employees to work ________ in the branch offices
A. later B. late C. lately D. latest
233. As the door of China is open, Western ideas and ________ come in.
A. moral B. morale C. morals D. value
234. Climate and weather affect every ________ of our lives.
A. factor B. respect C. aspect D. part
235. ________ in simple living was what her parents wished for.
A. The girl was educated B. The girl to be educated
C. The girl educated D. The girl's being educated
236. ________ the calculation is right, scientists can never be sure that they have included all variables and
modeled them accurately.
A. Even if B. As far as C. If only D. So long as
237. The East and the West can work together for their ________ benefit and progress.
A. common B. mutual C. same D. cooperative
238. English is the necessary foreign language on our school's ________.
A. class B. course C. lesson D. curriculum
239. It might be ________ to give your attitude towards study a second thought.
A. worth B. worthy C. worthwhile D. worthily
240. All flights ________ because of the snowstorm, many passengers could do nothing but take the train.
A. were canceled B. had been canceled
C. having been canceled D. have been canceled
241. Over half of the population of the country ________ in traditional sports.
A. take B. practise C. go for D. participate
242. She isn't beautiful. But she is ________ pretty.
A. kind of B. a kind of C. of a kind D. a sort of
243. We must ________ a better way to save money if we are to buy a new house.
A. work out B. work at C. work on D. work for
244. If he had been more careful with the details, his plan would not have ________.
A. fallen off B. fallen through C. fallen away D. fallen over
245. In a time of social reform, people's state of mind tends to keep ________ with the rapid changes of
A. step B. progress C. pace D. touch
246. Our journey was slow because the train stopped ________ at different villages.
A. continually B. continuously C. gradually D. unceasingly
247. This crop does not do well in soils ________ the one for which it has been specially developed.
A. outside B. other than C. beyond D. rather than
248. A survey was carried out on the death rate of new-born babies in that region, ________ were surprising.
A. as results B. which results
C. the results of it D. the results of which
249. We'll visit Europe next year ________ we have enough money.
A. provided B. until C. lest D. unless
250. These two areas are similar ________ they both have much rain during this season.
A. to that B. in that C. besides that D. except that
XI. Short Answer Questions
Directions: Read the following passage(s) carefully and give brief answers to the questions. (10 points)
Preparation for competitive entrance examinations requires a lot of energy and financial resources. It
consumes the energy of the students and their mothers if not the whole family. As a consequence, both parents
and students see the goal of education at each level is to successfully pass entrance examination to a good
school. And this is where cramming schools, known as juku come into play.
Juku is a privately run education service offered for a fee. They come in all sizes. Some jukus are run by
an individual. Some others are run by a business entity（实体）with a large number of teachers. In some
schools, college and university students are hired as teachers. School children come to study at juku after
school during the week and sometimes during weekends as well.
The exact number of jukus and the number of students enrolled in the programs are unknown since the
government statistics do not show any figure. In theory, there is no need for additional education of school
subjects. The only primary agencies of formal education are regular schools. Therefore, there is no recognition
of these education services by the government ministry.
Jukus fall generally into two kinds, shingaku juku and gakushuu juku. Shingaku juku is what is often
referred to as cramming school where students who wish to prepare for the entrance examinations to enter
schools. Gakushuu juku offers additional courses to help students keep up with the subjects in school.
Most of the students go to either one of the jukus but there is a small percentage (1.4%) of students who go to
both. Between 8 and 9 % of the students enroll in two programs. The average number of days they go to these
programs each week is 2.51 for elementary school children and 2.78 for the seventh and eighth graders. (314
251. Where do jukus come into play?
252. Why do students have to pay for study at juku?
253. When do school children come to study at juku?
254. Why does the government not recognize jukus?
255. If you want to keep up with the subjects in school, which juku should you choose to go?
In Japan each university offers an examination of its own. Even though many national and public
universities as well as some private universities today ask students to take one common national examination
as the first of the series of examinations, the university always offers its unique examinations to those who did
well in the common national examination.
And many private universities and colleges simply do not ask students to take the common national
examination but offer their own examinations instead. By relying on their own unique examinations, some
private universities and colleges try to attract students with particular qualifications (资格)and interests. This
is one of the ways that academic institutions try to establish themselves with distinction and strength in
particular subjects and fields.
As for a student, he or she can take more than one entrance examination to the universities of his or her
choice. If there is no conflict of schedule, he can take several examinations. Some travel long distance to take
examinations in various cities in Japan. In the months of January and February and into early part of March,
many high school students travel across the country to take examinations of the schools they want to enter.
But because there are far fewer places in the universities than the applicants, every year a large number
of students cannot make it to the university. Those who could not get into the university of their first choice
may end up going to the university of their second or third choice. But many others who spend an additional
year or more trying again to gain admission to the school of their choice become ronins — students who
graduated from high school but have not been able to get into a university.
(Note: Ronin is a term borrowed from pre-Meiji（明治时期）Japan. Ronins were those samurais（武
士） who lost their masters for a number of reasons and had no master they could say they belonged to.) (332
256. How do some private universities see the common national examination?
257. Why do many private universities do not ask students to take the common national examination but offer
their own instead?
258. How do these universities see their own examinations?
259. Suppose a student has chosen three universities and there is no conflict of schedule, how many
examinations does he/she have to take at least?
260. What does ronin mean today in Japan?
XII. Reading Comprehension
Directions: Read the following passage(s) carefully and do the multiple-choice questions. (20 points)
So long as teachers fail to distinguish between teaching and learning, they will continue to undertake to
do for children that which only children can do for themselves. Teaching children to read is not passing
reading on to them. It is certainly not endless hours spent in activities about reading. Douglas insists that
"reading cannot be taught directly and schools should stop trying to do the impossible."
Teaching and learning are two entirely different processes. They differ in kind and function. The function
of teaching is to create the conditions and the climate that will make it possible for children to devise the most
efficient system for teaching themselves to read. Teaching is also a public activity: it can be seen and observed.
Learning to read involves all that each individual does to make sense of the world of printed language.
Almost all of it is private, for learning is an occupation of the mind, and that process is not open to public
If teacher and learner roles are not changeable, what then can be done through teaching that will aid the
child in the quest for knowledge? Smith has one principal rule for all teaching instructions. "Make learning to
read easy, which means making reading a meaningful, enjoyable and frequent experience for children."
When the roles of teacher and learner are seen for what they are, and when both teacher and learner
fulfill them appropriately, then much of the pressure and feeling of failure for both is eliminated. Learning to
read is made easier when teachers create an environment where children are given the opportunity to solve the
problem of learning to read by reading. (277 words)
261. The problem with the reading course as mentioned in the first paragraph is that ________.
A. it is one of the most difficult school courses
B. too much time is spent in teaching about reading
C. students spend endless hours in reading
D. reading tasks are assigned with little guidance
262. The teaching of reading will be successful if ________.
A. teacher can enable students to develop their own way of reading
B. teachers can improve conditions at school for the students
C. teachers can devise the most efficient system for reading
D. teachers can make their teaching activities observable
263. The word "scrutiny" at the end of Paragraph 3 most probably means "________."
A. inquiry B. observation C. control D. suspicion
264. According to the passage, learning to read will no longer be a difficult task when ________.
A. children become highly motivated
B. teacher and learner roles are changeable
C. teaching helps children in the search for knowledge
D. reading enriches children's experience
265. The main idea of the passage is that ________.
A. teachers should do as little as possible in helping students learn to read
B. teachers should encourage students to read as widely as possible
C. reading ability is something acquired rather than taught
D. reading is more complicated than generally believed
One day, when I was on my way to my high school, another young man who was walking past me
decided to show off in front of his friends and show them how "manly" he really was. Without saying a word,
he walked up to me and began punching me. Once I began fighting back, he pulled out a gun and pointed it
straight at me. After seeing this, I ran as fast as I could towards my school, hearing the group of boys laughing
badly behind me. While most people hold the belief that inner-city schools can only hinder the learning
process, I would argue that these schools provide experiences which enrich one's education simply because of
their location (位置) in the city.
To clarify this point, I must first describe the ways in which Saint Ignatius High School is different from
the typical inner-city school. This private, Catholic (天主教的) institution consists mostly of white students
who come from wealthy families. Although Saint Ignatius is in the city, it also gives its students one of the
best education in the state.
Society usually tends to focus on the negative side of inner-city schools. Many people like to stereotype
(模式化) these schools which, while these general statements may be true in some cases, tend to be worse
most of the time.
Take Mrs. Borroni, my Spanish teacher, for example. She would often take time out of her class to tell
her students about the numerous activities after class with which we should get involved. She loved her job so
much that she stayed after school every day to moderate activities such as Amnesty International and the
Spanish Club. Her students, including me, joined all of the clubs which she moderated just because she made
them so interesting. Because of Mrs. Borroni, I got heavily involved in the school's activities and learned a
lot in the process. (313 words)
266. The author's argument that inner-city schools "provide experiences which enrich one's education simply
because of their location in the city" is based on ________.
A. consensus opinion B. his personal experience
C. a film he saw D. a story he read in a book
267. Saint Ignatius High School differs from the typical inner-city school in all the following except
A. minority students B. poor students
C. location in a city D. inferior education system
268. Many people tend to speak more of ________.
A. the negative sides of inner-city school
B. teachers' lack of love for teaching at St. Ignatius
C. students' lack of love for learning at St. Ignatius
D. daily fights at St. Ignatius
269. All the following describes Mrs. Borroni except ________.
A. hard-working B. considerate C. responsible D. indifferent
270. It seems that the author's attitude toward inner-city school is ________.
A. optimistic B. defensive C. critical D. bitter
I usually did not think about the topics of crime, poverty, or homelessness. As far as I knew, these things
did not exist. The surroundings around St. Ignatius forced my eyes open as early as the first day of school. The
poverty of the area surrounding St. Ignatius made me see how truly lucky I was. I now began to appreciate
everything that had been handed to me in life. In the long run, this led me to put a lot more faith in God
because of all that He had given me. This also indirectly led to my involvement in the community around the
Because of the generally poor conditions of the area surrounding St. Ignatius, people always needed help.
My school went as far as requiring that every student undertake at least one service project for a semester. I
chose to do my service during my second year, although I did so unwillingly. As my project, I helped
organize an after-school program to help tutor（辅导）eighth grade students from around the area. I got an
amazing response to the program.
Many of the students came to these tutoring sessions more than two times a week. They always showed
gratitude (感激) for any help that they could get. Going into this project, I did not expect to get much out of
it. After completing it, however, I thought that I would try another service project. By the time I had graduated
from St. Ignatius, I had volunteered at food banks, worked on various committees (委员会) to organize
projects, and worked at shelters for the homeless. By working on various service committees, I learned how to
better interact with others in order to get a goal accomplished. The service projects also helped me to further
appreciate everything that I had in life. (301 words)
271. Before he came to St. Ignatius, the author was ______.
A. brave B. unsophisticated C. clever D. intelligent
272. Which of the following words can be used to describe the author while he was crossing the city on his
first day to school?
A. Excited. B. Nervous. C. Depressed. D. Shocked.
273. ________ got the author involved in the community around the school.
A. All that God had given him B. His childish view of life
C. His lucky childhood D. The poverty of the area
274. Undertaking at least one service project for a semester is ________.
A. St. Ignatius's requirement
B. the eighth grade students' requirement
C. the author's wish
D. the wish of the people near St. Iguatius
275. The two projects undertaken by the author is ________.
A. beneficial to St. Ignatius only
B. beneficial to the people who had got the help only
C. beneficial both to St. Ignatius and the author
D. beneficial both to the people who had got the help and the author
Throughout my childhood, I rarely ever heard about any kind of crime. Obviously I was going to have
to behave (表现) a little bit differently in this new environment. Because of St. Ignatius's view as an essential
part of the community, people could not exactly be banned from walking around the campus during the day.
This meant that I would sometimes see homeless people begging for money as I ran from class to class. One
day I ran into someone begging on the corner near school. I decided to give the homeless person a dollar. At
the time I saw no reason in my teachers' warnings. For the next week straight, this man waited for me at the
same place in the hopes that I would give him more money. He hassled me every day until I finally told him
that I was not going to give him anything else. Because this may have been an unusual case, I did not want to
make any conclusions about homeless people. However, I did learn from this experience that I should
probably listen to my teachers more often on issues such as this one.
Students' lives become enriched simply by attending an inner-city school. For someone who had lived
in the suburbs all his life, such as myself, a new style of living can be experienced. If St. Ignatius High School
were not in the middle of Cleveland, I would not have had so many opportunities to grow and mature as a
person. Going to school in the city helped me to overcome the childish views I once had, and I am now better
prepared to take on the challenges which await me in life. (282 words)
276. Why did people there walk around the campus during the day?
A. Because the local people came to learn here.
B. Because his school was viewed as an essential part of the community.
C. Because his school was opened to all people.
D. Because the local people wanted to take shortcuts.
277. In the sentence in Paragraph 1 "He hassled me every day until I finally told him that I was not going to
give him anything else." the word "hassled" means ________.
A. attacked B. begged C. troubled D. asked
278. What lessons did the author learn from the beggar's case?
A. He realized how dangerous it was as a middle school student.
B. He learned from the experience that he should listen to his teachers on the issue.
C. He decided he would not help anyone anymore.
D. He thought all homeless people were bad.
279. Which of the following statements is not the evidence that students' lives became enriched by attending
an inner-city school?
A. The religious aspect of one's life grew.
B. One was easily able to get involved in community.
C. One would never make mistakes.
D. One became much more aware of the dangers which exist in the city.
280. ________ makes the author better prepared to take on the challenges which await him in life.
A. His teachers B. The curriculum of St. Ignatius
C. His life experience at St. Ignatius D. His religious belief
XIII. Short Composition Writing
Directions: Write a short composition of about 150 words on one of the topics given below and according to
the structure you have learned. (30 points)
A short composition starting with a general statement supported by examples:
The Hyde School enjoys considerable publicity for its work with troubled youngsters.
A short composition starting with a general statement supported by examples:
The Japanese have a characteristic style of communications that is different from the Western