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					                                         CET6        Test 2

Part I              Writing                   (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part , you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic
Information in the Modern Society. You should write at least 150 words according to the outline
given below in Chinese:
1 现代社会中信息的获得越来越重要
2 我获得信息的主要渠道(如:图书馆、报纸、电视、电台、网络等)
3 我是如何利用信息的(和别人交流,用于学习中等)

Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning) (15 minutes)
Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the
questions on Answer Sheet 1.
For questions 1-4, mark
Y (for YES)                   if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage;
N (for NO)                    if the statement contradicts the information given in the passage;
NG (for NOT GIVEN)             if the information is not given in the passage.
For questions 5-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.
                                             Maglev Trains
       If you've been to an airport lately, you've probably noticed that air travel is becoming more
and more congested. Despite frequent delays, airplanes still provide the fastest way to travel
hundreds or thousands of miles. Passenger air travel revolutionized the transportation industry in
the last century, letting people traverse great distances in a matter of hours instead of days or
       The only alternatives to airplanes--feet, cars, buses, boats and conventional trains--are just
too slow for today's fast-paced society. However, there is a new form of transportation that could
revolutionize transportation of the 21st century the way airplanes did in the 20th century.
         A few countries are using powerful electromagnets to develop high-speed trains, called
maglev trains. Maglev is short for magnetic levitation, which means that these trains will float
over a guideway using the basic principles of magnets to replace the old steel wheel and track
trains. In this article, you will learn how electromagnetic propulsion works, how three
specific types of maglev trains work and where you can ride one of these trains.
Electromagnetic Suspension (EMS)
       If you've ever played with magnets, you know that opposite poles attract and like poles
repel each other. This is the basic principle behind electromagnetic propulsion. Electromagnets are
  similar to other magnets in that they attract metal objects, but the magnetic pull is temporary. As
you can read about in How Electromagnets Work, you can easily create a small electromagnet
  yourself by connecting the ends of a copper wire to the positive and negative ends of an AA, C
  or D-cell battery. This creates a small magnetic field. If you disconnect either end of the wire
  from the battery, the magnetic field is taken away.
         The magnetic field created in this wire-and-battery experiment is the simple idea behind a
  maglev train rail system. There are three components to this system:

       ● A large electrical power source
        ● Metal coils lining a guideway or track
        ● Large guidance magnets attached to the underside of the train
           The big difference between a maglev train and a conventional train is that maglev trains
do not have an engine--at least not the kind of engine used to pull typical train cars along steel
tracks. The engine for maglev trains is rather unnoticeable. Instead of using fossil fuels, the
magnetic field created by the electrified coils in the guideway walls and the track combine to
propel the train.
           Maglev trains float on a cushion of air, eliminating friction. This lack of friction and the
trains' aerodynamic designs allow these trains to reach unprecedented ground transportation
speeds of more than 310 mph (500 kph), or twice as fast as Amtrak's fastest commuter train. In
comparison, a Boeing-777 commercial airplane used for long-range flights can reach a top speed
of about 562 mph (905 kph). Developers say that maglev trains will eventually link cities that are
up to 1,000 miles (1,609 km) apart. At 310 mph, you could travel from Paris to Rome in just over
two hours.
Electrodynamic Suspension (EDS)
          Japanese engineers are developing a competing version of maglev trains that use an
electro-dynamic suspension (EDS) system, which is based on the repelling force of magnets. The
key difference between Japanese and German maglev trains is that the Japanese trains use
super-cooled, superconducting electromagnets. This kind of electromagnet can conduct electricity
even after the power supply has been shut off. In the EMS system, which uses standard
electromagnets, the coils only conduct electricity when a power supply is present. By chilling the
coils at frigid temperatures, Japan's system saves energy. However, the cryogenic system used to
cool the coils can be expensive.
          Another difference between the systems is that the Japanese trains levitate nearly 4 inches
(10 cm) above the guideway. One potential drawback in using the EDS system is that maglev
trains must roll on rubber tires until they reach a liftoff,~ speed of about 62 mph (100 kph).
Japanese engineers say the wheels are an advantage if a power failure caused a shutdown of the
system. Germany's Transrapid train is equipped with an emergency battery power supply. Also,
passengers with pacemakers would have to be shielded from the magnetic fields generated by the
superconducting electromagnets.
        The Inductrack is a newer type of EDS that uses permanent room-temperature magnets to
produce the magnetic fields instead of powered electromagnets or cooled superconducting
magnets. Inductrack uses a power source to accelerate the train only until it begins to levitate. If
the power fails, the train can slow down gradually and stop on its auxiliary wheels.
        The track is actually an array of electrically-shorted circuits containing insulated wire. In
one design, these circuits are aligned like rungs in a ladder. As the train moves, a magnetic field
then repels the magnets, causing the train to levitate.
        There are two Inductrack designs: Inductrack I and Inductrack II. Inductrack I is designed
for high speeds, while Inductrack II is suited for slow speeds. Inductrack trains could levitate
higher with greater stability. As long as it's moving a few miles per hour, an Inductrack train
will levitate nearly an inch (25 cm) above the track. A greater gap above the track means that the
train would not require complex sensing systems to maintain stability.
       Permanent magnets had not been used before because scientists thought that they would not
create enough levitating force. The Inductrack design bypasses this problem by arranging the
magnets in a Halbach array. The magnets are specially designed so that the intensity of the
magnetic field concentrates above the array instead of below it. They are made from a newer
material comprising a certain kind of alloy, which generates a higher magnetic
field. The Inductrack II design incorporates two Halbach arrays to generate a stronger magnetic
field at lower speeds.
         Dr. Richard Post at the Livermore National Laboratory in California came up with this
concept in response to safety and cost concerns. The prototype tests caught the attention of
NASA, which awarded a contract to Dr. Post and his team to explore the possibility of using the
Inductrack system to launch satellites into orbit.
Maglev Technology in Use
         While maglev transportation was first proposed more than a century ago, the first
commercial maglev train made its test debut in Shanghai, China, in 2002, using the train
developed by German company Transrapid International. The same line made its
first open-to-the-public commercial run about a year later in December of 2003. The Shanghai
Transrapid line currently runs to and from the Longyang Road station at the city's center and
Pudong Airport. Traveling at an average speed of 267 mph (430 kph), the 19 mile (30 km) journey
takes less than 10 minutes on the maglev train as opposed to an hour-long taxi ride. China is
building an extension of the Shanghai line that will run 99 miles (160 km) to Hangzhou.
Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2006 and should be completed by the 2010 Shanghai
Expo. This line will be the first maglev rail line to run between two cities.
         Several other countries have plans to build their own maglev trains, but the Shanghai
airport line remains the only commercial maglev line. U.S. cities from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh
have had maglev line plans in the works, but the expense of building a maglev transportation
system has been prohibitive. The administration at Old Dominion University in Virginia had
hoped to have a super shuttle zipping students back and forth across campus starting back in the
fall semester of 2002, but the train remains motionless while research continues.
1. Maglev trains are comparable to airplanes in revolutionizing the transportation.
2. Germany and Japan are the two pioneers in the researches and experiments of maglev trains.
3. Electromagnets are not exactly the same as other magnets because the magnetic pull of
   electromagnets is not permanent.
4. The engine for maglev trains is used to pull train cars along steel tracks.
  5. Maglev trains can run extremely fast partly because they are free from friction by floating
  6. Japanese maglev trains are different from German ones primarily in
  7. The EDS system is not perfect in that the maglev trains must _________________________
  before leaving the ground.
  8. By using the Inductrack, the train will slow down and finally rest on_____________________
      when the power is off.
  9. The Inductrack II design can produce a very strong magnetic field even when the train runs
     more slowly by_____________________________________.
  10. The maglev line plan from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh has been suspended because of its
      High __________________________.
 Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
 Section A
 Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the
               end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said.
               Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each
               question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices
               marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
               corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
11. A) The man was the only survivor of an air crash.
     B) People on board were frightened and tried to escape.
     C) The man has always been very lucky in accidents.
     D) A few passengers came back home safe and sound.
12. A) In an office.                                        B) In a restaurant.
     C) In a department store.                             D) In a factory.
13. A) The woman thinks the maid was beautiful.
     B) The woman thinks the salesman exaggerated his part.
     C) The woman thinks the salesman was realistic.
     D) The woman thinks the salesman was not dramatic enough.
14. A) They are quite different in painting skills.
      B) Neither of them is good at house-painting.
      C) They are equally good at house-painting.
      D) Both of them will paint the house the day after tomorrow.
15. A) He found it unbelievable.                         B) He was not surprised about it.
      C) He found the truth unacceptable.                 D) He was arrogant about it.
16. A) Lend Marsha some reference materials.           B) Ask Marsha where the bookshelf is.
    C) Check through the books on Marsha's shelf. D) Ask Marsha if she has an extra bookshelf.
17. A) Mother and son.                                    B) Lawyer and client.
      C) Teacher and student.                                D) Dentist and patient.
18. A) Professor Smith doesn't hold seminars or discussions in his lectures.
    B) Students sometimes fall asleep in Professor Smith's lectures.
    C) Professor Smith's lectures are always well attended.
      D) The front seats are very hard to get in English lectures.
 Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
 19. A) Because he can't find an ideal date.
      B) Because he is too common a person.
      C) Because he has failed to realize his dreams.
      D) Because he is deceived by Mrs. Right.
 20. A) Entering a large company without application.
        B) Programming human feelings into machines.
        C) Deciding one's best partner through a computer.
        D) Matching up people with questionnaires.
 21. A) It isn't reliable.                                 B) It needs checking.
        C) It is definitely trustworthy.                  D) It won't hurt to try.
 Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
 22. A) It is closing down some factories in the US.
        B) It no longer offers high-paying jobs.
        C) The number of its employees is doubled after the restructuring.
        D) It is manufacturing as many cars as before.
 23. A) Over 87,000 workers will lose their jobs in auto companies.
        B) Many people will have to say bye-bye to their high salaries.
        C) The employees' laid-off has a great impact on the American business.
        D) America can no longer take a lead in world economy.
 24. A) They produced more cars than American manufacturers.
        B) They reduced car-production in America.
        C) They gave up more market share to the natives.
        D) They took over plants and manufacturing capacity.
 25. A) It is a serious threat to its competitors.
        B) It is not powerful enough to affect the world market.
        C) The cars' quality is good enough to have their own branding.
      D) None of the Chinese cars meet the standard in the US.
Section B
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will
             hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once.
             After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices
             marked A ), B), C) and D) Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with
             a single line through the centre.
Passage One
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. A) To recite a lot of wonderful reading materials.
      B) To combine prefixes, suffixes and roots freely.
      G) To take part in a lot of good talks.
      D) To make as many word lists as possible.
27. A) Guess its meaning.                                  B) Ask somebody.
      C) Refer to a dictionary.                             D) Add it to your word list.
28. A) Look up the new words in your notebook.
      B) Pay due attention to new words that you come across.
      C) Analyze the basic structure of the new words.
      D) Interrupt the conversation and ask others to explain the new words.
Passage Two
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. A) It is extremely dangerous to fly in the dark.
     B) Noise regulations restrict the hours of airport operation.
     C) Some of its runways are not in good condition.
     D) Cargo planes produce more disturbing noises at night.
30. A) It might increase airport capacity.
     B) It might lower property values.
     C) It might lead to effective modification of existing jet engines.
     D) It might cause more transportation costs to and from airports.
31. A) The effects of noise on the quality of life.
     B) The role of air traffic restrictions.
     C) The production of quieter engines.
     D) The economic aspects of noise reduction.
             Passage Three
             Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
             32. A) It is affecting our health seriously.
                   B) It hinders our reading and writing.
                   C) It is changing our bodies as well as our culture.
                   D) It surprises people with unexpected messages.
            33. A) They must arrange the meeting place well in advance.
                   B) They can postpone fixing the place till last minute.
                   C) They needn't decide when and where to meet.
                  D) They still have to work out detailed meeting plans.
          34. A) The texts are revealing of the texters' characters.
                  B) The texts are well written by the texters.
                  C) The texts are unacceptable by others except the texter.
                  D) The texts are shocking to others and the texter himself.
          35. A) Talkers.          B) The speakeasy.         C) The spacemaker.         D) Texters.
Section C
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for
            the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is
            read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered fiom 36 to
            43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46
            you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either
            use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own
             words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what
             you have written.
     Large companies need a way to reach the savings of the public at large. The same problem,
on a smaller (36)________ , faces practically every company trying to develop new products and
create new jobs. There can be little (37)______ of raising the sort of sums needed from friends
and people we know, and while banks may agree to provide short-term (38) _____, they are
generally unwilling to provide money on a (39)_______ basis for long-term projects. So
companies turn to the public, inviting people to lend them money, or take a share in the business in
(40)_________ for a share in future profits. They do this by (41)________ stocks and shares in the
business through the Stock Exchange. By doing so, they can put into circulation the savings of (42)
_________and institution, both at home and overseas. When the saver needs his money back,
     he does not have to go to the company with whom he (43)________ placed it. Instead,
(44)___________________________________________ _________________________Many of
     the services needed both by industry and by each of us are provided by the government or by
local authorities. Without hospitals, roads, electricity, telephones, railways, this country could not
function. (45)__________________________, requiring more money than is raised through
taxes alone. The government,              local authorities, and nationalized industries therefore
Part IV Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth) (25 minutes)
Section A
Directions: In this section, there is a short passage with 5 questions or incomplete statements.
             Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in
            the fewest possible words. Please write your answers on Answer Sheet 2. Questions 47
            to 51 are based on the following passage.
        Crime is not random, but exhibits certain regularities. It occurs more frequently at certain
times, in certain groups, at certain places, and under certain conditions. That is to say, crime has
its own cycles, a magazine reported some years ago. Police records that were studied for five years
from over 2,400 cities and towns correspondingly show a surprising link between changes in
the season and crime patterns.
        The pattern of crime has varied very little over a long period of years. For particular types
of crime, e.g. murder or robbery, variation occurs by season, day, and time of occurrence.
Generally speaking, murder is more likely to occur during the late spring and summer, peaking in
July and August, as are rape and other violent attacks. Moreover, murder, is more than seasonal:
it is a weekend crime. It is also a nighttime crime: 62 percent of murders are committed between
6 p.m. and 6 a.m.
        Unlike the summer high in crimes of bodily harm, burglary has a different cycle. It is
reported that robbery occurs more frequently in the cold winter months reaching its peak during
the holiday season. That's why you are most likely to be robbed between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. on a
       Saturday night in December, January, or February. What is the most uncriminal month of all?
May---except for one strange statistic. More dog bites are reported in this month than in any other
month of the year.
       Apparently our intellectual seasonal cycles are completely different from
our criminal tendencies. Professor Huntington, of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, made
extensive studies to discover the seasons when people read serious books, attend scientific
meetings, make the highest scores on examinations, and propose the most changes to pa4ents. In
all instances, he found a spring peak and an autumn peak separated by a summer low. On the other
hand, Professor Huntington's studies indicated that June is the peak month for suicides and
admissions to mental hospitals. June is also a peak month for marriages!
        Possibly soaring thermometers and high humidity bring on our strange and terrifying
summer actions, but police officials are not sure. "There is, of course, no proof of a connection
between humidity and murder," they say. "Why murder's high time should come in the
summertime we really don't know."
       47. A surprising link between changes in the season and crime patterns implies that________
       48. According to the passage, murder occurs most frequently in the months of_________
       49. According to the passage, a winter midnight is most probably the time for_________
       50. What unusual thing is found in May?
       51. What are our intellectual seasonal cycles according to Professor Huntington?
Section B
Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is 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 choice and mark the corresponding letter on
            Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
Passage One
Questions 52 to 56 are based on the following passage.
      One of the good things for men in women's liberation is that men no longer have to pay
women the old-fashioned courtesies.
      In an article on the new manners, Ms. Holmes says that a perfectly able woman no longer has
to act helplessly in public as if she were a mo, del. For example, she doesn't need help getting in
and out of cars. "Women get in and out of cars twenty times a day with babies and dogs. Surely
they can get out by themselves at night just as easily."
      She also says there is no reason why a man should walk on the outside of a woman on the
sidewalk. "Historically, the man walked on the inside so he caught the garbage thrown out of a
window. Today a man is supposed to walk on the outside. A man should walk where he wants to.
So should a woman. If, out of love and respect, he actually wants to take the blows, he should
walk on the inside--because that's where attackers are all hiding these days."
        As far as manners are concerned, I suppose I have always been a supporter of women's
liberation. Over the years, out of a sense of respect, I imagine, I have refused to trouble women
with outdated courtesies.
      It is usually easier to follow rules of social behavior than to depend on one's own taste. But
rules may be safely broken, of course, by those of us with the gift of natural grace. For example,
when a man and a woman are led to their table in a restaurant and the waiter pulls out a chair, the
woman is expected to sit in the chair. That is according to Ms. Ann Clark. I have always
done it the other way, according to my wife.
      It came up only the other night, I followed the hostess to the table, and when she pulled
the chair out I sat on it, quite naturally, since it happened to be the chair I wanted to sit in.
      "Well," my wife said, when the hostess had gone, "you did it again."
      "Did what?" I asked, utterly confused.
      "Took the chair."
        Actually, since I'd walked through the restaurant ahead of my wife, it would have been
awkward, I should think, not to have taken the chair. I had got there first, after all.
        Also, it has always been my custom to get in a car first, and let the woman get in by herself.
This is a courtesy I insist on as the stronger sex, out of love and respect. In times like these, there
might be attackers hidden about. It would be unsuitable to put a woman in a car and then shut the
door on her, leaving her at the mercy of some bad fellow who might be hiding in the back seat.
        52. It can be concluded from the passage that
              A) it's safe to break rules of social behaviors
              B) in women's liberation men are also liberated
              C) women are becoming more competent than before
              D) men should walk on the outside of a pavement
      53. What's the author's attitude about the whole question of manners and women's liberation?
              A) Serious.                B) Critical.           C) Joking.               D) Satirical.
      54. Ms. Ann Clark would most probably agree that
              A) Ms. Holmes' opinions on the new manners are justified
              B) the author is a man with the gift of natural grace
            C) one should follow social custom instead of his own taste
           D) men and women are equal in most of the social events
      55. By saying "you did it again" (Para. 7), the author's wife means that
           A) the author should have shown his politeness by pulling out the chair for her
           B) the author should not have sat down before she did
           C) the author should not have sat in the chair pulled out by the waitress
           D) the author should have walked behind her
      56. Which of the following is NOT the reason why the author gets into a car before a
           A) He intends to be polite to the woman.
           B) He does that by force of habit.
           C) He wants to protect the woman from hidden danger.
           D) He thinks women nowadays are as capable as men.
Passage Two
Questions 57 to 61 are based on the following passage.
      I am one of the many city people who are always saying that given the choice we would
prefer to live in the country away from the dirt and noise of a large city. I have managed to
convince myself that if it weren't for my job I would immediately head out for the open spaces
and go back to nature in some sleepy village buried in the country. But how realistic is the dream?
Cities can be frightening places. The majority of the population lives in massive tower blocks,
noisy, dirty and impersonal. The sense of belonging to a community tends to disappear when you
live fifteen floors up. All you can see from your window is sky, or other blocks of flats. Children
become aggressive and nervous----cooped up at home all day, with nowhere to play; their mothers
feel isolated from the rest of the world. Strangely enough, whereas in the past the inhabitants of
one street all knew each other, nowadays people on the same floor in tower blocks don't even say
hello to each other.
      Country life, on the other hand, differs from this kind of isolated existence in that a sense of
community generally binds the inhabitants of small villages together. People have the advantage
of knowing that there is always someone to turn to when they need help. But country life has
disadvantages too. While it is true that you may be among friends in a village, it is also true that
you are cut off from the exciting and important events that take place in cities. There's little
possibility of going to a new show or the latest movie. Shopping becomes a major problem, and
for anything slightly out of the ordinary you have to go on an expedition to the nearest large town.
The city-dweller who leaves for the country is often oppressed by a sense of unbearable stillness
and quietness.
      What, then, is the answer? The country has the advantage of peace and quiet, but suffers from
the disadvantage of being cut off; the city breeds a feeling of isolation, and constant noise batters
the senses. But one of its main advantages is that you are at the centre of things; and that life
doesn't come to an end at half past nine at night. Some people have found (or rather bought) a
compromise between the two: they have expressed their preference for the "quiet life" by
leaving the suburbs and moving to villages within commuting distance of large cities. They
generally have about as much sensitivity as the plastic flowers they leave behind--they are
polluted with strange ideas about change and improvement which they force on to the unwilling
original inhabitants of the village.
      What then of my dreams of leaning on a cottage gate and murmuring "morning" to the locals
      as they pass by? I'm keen on the idea, but you see there's my cat, Toby. I'm not at all sure that
he would take to all that fresh air and exercise in the long grass. I mean, can you see him mixing
with all those hearty males down the farm? No, he would rather have the electric
imitation-coal fire any evening.
          57. One of the disadvantages of living in high-rise buildings is that
                A) the parents may become violent and difficult to put up with
                B) the residents may not have a good view from their windows
                C) the residents may become indifferent to their neighbors
                D) the children may become too frustrated to be controlled
         58. According to the author, the following may make city people unhappy EXCEPT
               A) housing conditions                                   B) lack of communication
                C) a sense of isolation                                D) a serious generation gap
       59. Which of the following statements is NOT true concerning the country?
               A) People may find it too quiet to live there.
               B) People may not be able to find designer clothes there.
               C) People may be cut off from their friends living in cities.
               D) People may be free from isolation because of the community bond.
       60. According to the passage, which of the following best describes those who work in large
               cities and live in small villages?
               A) Arrogant.           B) Original.          C) Insensitive.       D) Quiet.
       61. Do you think the author will choose to live in the countryside?
               A) Definitely--sooner or later.                   B) By no means--he is daydreaming.
               C) If he can afford a house there.                D) Hard to say--he is in two minds.
Part. V Error Correction (15 minutes)
Directions: This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes,
one in each numbered line. You may have to change a word, add a word or delete a word. Mark
out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you change a word, cross it out
and write the correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark (A)
in the right place and write the missing word in the blank. If you delete a word, cross it out and put
a slash (/) in the blank.
         A good modern newspaper is an extraordinary piece of reading. It
is remarkable first for what it contains: the range of news from local
crime to international politics, from sport to business, from fashion to
science, and the range of comment and special features as well. A
newspaper is even though more remarkable for the way one reads it:                 62._________
never complete, never straight through, but always by jumping from                 63.__________
here to there, in and out glancing at one piece, reading other article             64.___________
all the way through, reading just a few paragraphs of the next. A good
modern newspaper offers a variety to attract many different readers,
but far more than any one reader is interested in. That brings this va-             65.__________
riety together in one place is its topicality, whose immediate relation            66.___________
to what is happening in your world and your locality now. But immedi-
acy and the speed of production that go with it mean also that much of               67.__________
what appears in a newspaper has no more than transient value. For all
these reasons, not two people really read the same paper: what each             68.__________
person does is to put together out of pages of that day's paper, his own        69.__________
selection and sequence, his own newspaper. For all these reasons,
reading newspapers efficiently, which mean getting what you want                70._________
from them without missing things you need but with wasting time, de-            71._________
mands skill and self-awareness as you modify and apply the techniques
of reading.
Part VI Translation (5 minutes)
Directions: Complete the following sentences on Answer Sheet 2 by translating into English the
            Chinese given in brackets.
72. Sadly, the Giant Panda is _______________________ ( 目 前 濒 临 灭 绝 的 物 种 之 一 ).
73. The wood was so rotten that __________________ (我们一拉,它就碎成了小块).
74. When people disagreed with him, he ______________ (过去就很容易发脾气).
75. There is no doubt that ___________________ (C 这些货物与其他货物相比的优越性显而易
76. Had he been working there for many years, the author of the report _______________ (会非

    Test 2 答案
    1---4: Y NG Y N
    5 a cushion of air
    6 electromagnets
    7 roll on rubber tires
    8 its auxiliary wheels
    9 incorporating two Halbach arrays
    10 expense of building
    36 scale       37 prospect      38 finance       39 permanent 40 exchange
    41 issuing 42 individuals 43 originally
    44 he sells his shares through a stockbroker to some other saver who is seeking to invest his
    45 All these require continuous spending on new equipment and new development if they are
       to serve us properly
    46 frequently need to borrow money to finance major capital spending, and they, too, come
          to the Stock Exchange
    47 crime has its own cycles
    48 July and August
    49 burglary
    50 More dog bites occur in this month
    51 Peaks in both spring and autumn separated by a summer low
    52---61 BACCD CDCCB
    62 though---/          63 complete----completely     64 other---another
65 That---What         66 whose--- its      67 go---goes     68 not---no
69 of ^ pages ---- the        70 mean---means 71 with---without
72 one of the many species now in danger of extinction
73 it broke up into pieces
74 used to be prone to lose his temper
75 the superiority of these goods over the others is obvious
76 would have been well acquainted with the problems in the hospital

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