Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension (15 minutes)
Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 3 sections.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues.
There are 5 recorded dialogues in it. After each dialogue, there is a recorded question. Both the dialogues and questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked
A) , B), C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Example: You will hear:
You will read: A) New York City.
B) An evening party.
C) An air trip.
D) The man’s job.〖
From the dialogue we learn that the man is to take a flight to New York. Therefor
e, C) An air tripis the correct answer. You should mark C) on the Answer Sheet.
［A］ ［B］ ［C］［D］
Now the test will begin.
1. A) Fixing an engine. B) Repairing a car. C) Cashing a check. D) Buying some wheels.
2. A) Visit Japan. B) Cook some food.
C) Travel abroad. D) Eat outside.
3. A) One of a cheaper price. B) One of a different color.
C) One of a fashionable style. D) One of a smaller size.
4. A) He has changed his plan. B) He has canceled his trip.
C) He is arriving this afternoon. D) He forgot to arrange his trip. 5. A) They had lost their way. B) They were told it would rain. C) They were caught in the rain. D) They had taken an umbrella.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short conversations. There are 2 recorded conversations in it. After each conversation, there are
some recorded questions. Both the conversations and questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from
the 4 choices marked A) , B)， C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should
mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the
6. A) Going shopping. B) Staying at a hotel.
C) Taking a trip. D) Buying a book.
7. A) By check. B) In cash.
C) By credit card. D) By mail.
8. A) Buying an apartment. B) Repairing her apartment.
C) Renting an apartment. D) Painting her apartment.
9. A) One near a park. B) A larger one.
C) A cheaper one. D) One with a good view.
10. A) The size. B) The furniture.
C) The location. D) The rent.
Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and the questions will be read two times. When you hear a question, you should complete the answer to it with a word or a short phrase (in no more than 3 words). The questions and incomplete answers are printed on your test paper. You should write your answers on the Answer Sheet correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.
11. Why did Tina come to the Employment Agency?
To look for ____.
12. What did she do in the Employment Agency?
She filled out ____.
13. What was the problem with Tina?
She had little ____.
14. What job did she get at a supermarket?
A job as a ___.
15. How did she find her new job a few months later?
She felt it was very ____.
Part Ⅱ Structure (15 minutes)
This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct
sentences. It consists of 2 sections.
In this section, there are 10 incomplete sentences. You are required
to complete each one by deciding on the most appropriate word or words from the
4 choices marked A) , B) , C) and D) . Then you should mark the corresponding lett
er on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
16. Mary is the kind of person who always seems to be____a hurry.
A) on B) in C) with D) for
17. This time next week I’ll be on vacation. Probably I ____on a beautiful be
A) am lying B) have lain
C) will be lying D) will have lain
18. ____, we went swimming in the river.
A) The day being very hot B) It was a very hot day
C) The day was very hot D) Being a very hot day
19. She didn’t go to the cinema last night,____she had to finish her term paper.
A) as B) if C) till D) though
20. I have found some articles ____ the harmful effects of drinking.
A) being concerned B) concerned C) to concern D) concerning
21. So loudly ____ that people could hear it out in the street.
A) did the students play the music B) the students playing the music
C) the students played the music D) have the students played the music
22. At the international conference, the famous scientist gave an excellent report ____ on his recent experiment.
A) basing B) based C) to be based D) to base
23. There are so many dresses there that I really don’t know ____ to choose.
A) whether B) when C) which D) why
24. I think that Anna is____ far the most active member in our group.
A) with B) at C) as D) by
25. I’m still unable to make myself ____ in the discussion, which worries me a lot.
A) to be understood B) understanding C) understood D) understand
Directions: There are 10 incomplete statements here. You should fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in the brackets. Write the word or words in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.
26.Jim told me he (join) ____ the army two years before.
27.I’m the (little) ____ experienced of all the doctors here.
28.In Some parts of this city, missing a bus means (wait)____ for another hour.
29.The businessman lost a (gold)____ chance to make a big fortune.
30.Frankly speaking, I’d rather you (say) ____ nothing about it for the time being.
31.You should be aware that this rare bird was on the list of human (protect) ____.
32.In the middle of the room there was a Christmas tree (decorate)____ with colored lights and glass balls.
33.Did you get the (permit) ____ from the authorities to run the business?
34.Doctor Richard, together with his wife and three children, (be)____ to a
rrive in Beijing this afternoon.
35.They decided not to visit the Great Wall because it was raining (heavy)____.
Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Direcions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for you
to fulfil. You should read the reading materials carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed.
Task 1 〖
After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 36 through 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A), B), C), and D). You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Most of us grow up taking certain things for granted. We tend to assume that experts and religious leaders tell us “the truth”. We tend to believe that things advertised on television or in newspapers can’t be bad for us.
However, encouragement of critical thinking in students is one of the goals
of most colleges and universities. Few professors require students to share the
professors’ own beliefs. In general, professors are more concerned that students
learn to question and critically examine the arguments of others, including so
me of their own beliefs or values. This does not mean that professors insist that you change your beliefs, either. It does mean, however, that professors will usually ask you to support the views you express in class or in your writing.
If your premises (前提)are shaky, or if your arguments are not logical, professors personally point out the false reasoning in your arguments. Most professors want you to learn to recognize the premises of your arguments, to examine whether you really accept these premises, and to understand whether or not you draw
logical conclusions. Put it this way: Professors don’t tell you what to think;
they try to teach you how to think.
On the other hand, if you intend to disagree with your professors in class,
you should be prepared to offer a strong argument in support of your ideas. Arguing just for the sake of arguing usually does not promote a critical examination of ideas. Many professors interpret it as rudeness.
36.s In the first paragraph, the writer tries to tell us that people ____.
A) easily accept certain things without a second thought
B) grow up through learning certain things in life
C) are forming their views during their growth
D) have strong beliefs in authorities while getting old
37. Nowadays, most colleges and universities encourage students to ____.
A) criticize others
B) share professors’ beliefs
C) give their own ideas
D) change their own beliefs
38. The word “shaky” (Line l, Para.3) most probably means“____”.
39. To help students develop their critical thinking, professors mainly teach them ____.
A) choice of their premises
B) the way to think independently
C) skills of drawing conclusions
D) different kinds of argument
40. According to the writer, the right way to argue is to ____.
A) argue mainly for the sake of arguing
B) prove it with a good conclusion
C) support your idea with sound reasoning
D) examine others’ ideas critically
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished state
ments are numbered 41 through 45.
Human cloning (克隆) technology could be used to reverse heart attacks. Scien
tists believe that they may be able to treat heart attack victims by cloning the
ir healthy heart cells and injecting them into the areas of the heart that have
been damaged, and other problems may be solved if human cloning and its technology are not forbidden.
With cloning, infertile couples could have children. Current treatments for infertility, in terms of percentages (百分比), are not very successful. Couples
go through physically and emotionally painful procedures for a small chance of having children. Many couples run out of time and money without successfully having children. Human cloning could make it possible for man more infertile couples to have children than ever before.
We should be able to clone the bone marrow (骨髓) for children and adults
suffering from leukemia (白血病). This is expected to be one of the first benefits to come from cloning technology.
We may learn how to switch cells on and off through cloning and thus be able
to cure cancer.
Cloning technology can be used to test for and perhaps cure gene-relateddiseases. The above is just a few examples of what human cloning technology can do for mankind. This new technology promises unprecedented advancement in medicine if people will release their fears and let the benefits begin.
41. Heart attacks can be treated with human cloning technology by ____.
A) removing the damaged part of the heart
B) replacing the old heart with a cloned one
C) repairing the heart with cells cloned from healthy ones
D) giving the patients injections of various medicines
42. The word “infertile” (Line 1, Para. 2) most probably means “____”.
A) unable to give birth to a child
B) with physical and emotional problems
C) short of time and money
D) separated from each other for long
43. According to the passage, one of the first expected benefits from cloning technology may be in ____.
A) the treatment of heart attacks
B) the bearing of babies
C) the cure of blood diseases
D) the detection of gene-related diseases
44. Cancer may be cured with the cloning technology by ____.
A) attacking the diseased cells with healthy ones
B) controlling the growth of the cells
C) detecting disordered genes in the cancel cells
D) activating cancer cells by switching them on
45. According to the writer, the main problem with the development of human cloning technology is that ____.
A) it may be out of human control
B) it has brought about few benefits so far
C)people still know little about it
D) people are afraid of such technology
Directions: After reading the following introduction to the course on First Certificate in English, you are required to complete the outline below it (No. 46 through 50). You should write your answers briefly (in no more than 3 words) on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.
A local telephone directory is sometimes called the White Pages. This directory provides an alphabetic listing of names and telephone numbers and other telephone reference information. The front pages usually contain information about area codes; billing; customer service; directory assistance (帮助); local, long-distance, and international calls; time zones; rates; emergency numbers; and other items relating to telephone use.
The next section of the telephone directory typically contains the residence
listings, or entries, of community residents. The third section contains busine
ss listings, or entries, of local businesses and organizations. In some less populated (人口不密集的) or rural areas, the residence and business listings may be combined in one section.
Some local directories contain listings of local, state and federal (联邦的) government offices and agencies. These listings might be united into the business listing section, or they may be in a separate section of the phone book. The
se government listings typically are arranged by the name of the state government and then by departments or agencies.
Local Telephone Directories
Another name: 46
Arrangement of its contents:
Listing of names and telephone numbers: given in an 47 order
Area codes and other useful information: contained in the 48
Residence listings: provided in the 49 section of the directory
Government listings: given either in the business listing section or in a 50
Directions:〖The following is the contents of a book on stocks. After reading it,
you are required to find the items equivalent to (与…相同) those given in Chin
ese in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the bra
ckets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.
B- adjustment letters
C -application letters
E -complaint letters
G- inquiry letters
I -order letters
L- news releases
M - annual reports
N- feasibility reports
O- investigative reports
P- progress reports
Q - trouble reports〖FL)〗
Example: ( D ) 催款函
Directions: There is an advertisement below. After reading it you should give br
ief answers to the 5 questions (No. 56 through No. 60) that follow. The answers (in no more than 3 words) should be written after the corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.
INSTRIMPEX International Tendering Company
INVITATION FOR BIDS
Baiyun Airport Relocation Project
In accordance with the Loan Agreement between the Ministry of Finance of the Peoples Republic of China and Japan Bank for International Cooperation for Baiyun
Airport Relocation Project, INSTRIMPEX International Tendering (招标) Company (CNIITC) is authorized to purchase, by way of calling for international competitive bidding, the commodities and related services for the above mentioned project.
The payment for the purchase shall be made under the Loan.
BID No. 0717-CICJP024209B
Terminal Passenger Boarding Bridges
BID No. 0703-CICJ02012227
Electrical Management System
Interested bidders may obtain Bidding Documents between 9:00 and 11:00 am / 1:30
and 4:30 pm (Beijing time) from November 22 to December 12, 2002 (except weekends and holidays) at CNIITC office, upon non-refundable (不退还的) payment of RMB
￥12,000 for Terminal Passenger Boarding Bridges and RMB￥ 1,800 for Electrical Management System. For mail order, an extra RMB ￥450 express (快递) mail postage shall be added.Bids must be delivered to the CNIITC office at or before 10:00 am (Beijing Time) on January 10, 2003, and will be opened at 10:00 am (Beijing time) on January 10, 2003 at the following address. CNIITC Office Address:
Rm 317, Instrimpex Building, 6 Xizhimenwai Street, Beijing 100044, China
Tel: (86-10) 68363322 ext. 3010, 3020 Fax: (86-10) 68317392, 68354383
56. What is the name of the project for bids?
57. Which company is in charge of the bidding?
____ International Tendering Company.
58. What is the item of BID No. 0703-CICJ02012227?
59. Where will the bidders obtain Bidding Documents?
60. What is the deadline for delivering the bids?
At or before 10:00 am (Beijing Time) on____.
Part Ⅳ Translation - English to Chinese (15 minutes)
Directions: This part, numbered 61 through 65, is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. After each of the sentences numbered 61 to 64, you will read four choices of suggested translation. You should choose the best translation and mark the corresponding letter on your Answer Sheet. And for the paragraph numbered 65, write your translation in the corresponding space on the Translation / Composition Sheet.
61. No one can use cell phones in any areas at the hospital where equipment might be affected by the interference from cell phones.
62. China’s consumer price index in July dropped by 0.9 percent from a year earlier, against a decline of 0.8 percent in June.
63. In general, the application-or misapplication-of science and technology
in all fields is certain to affect the structure of society as a whole.
64. Given ATMs’ small number in the country, China’s banks, major investors in
ATM technologies, will continue purchasing ATMs.
65. Helsinki Card (赫尔辛基卡) enables the tourist to travel free on the buses,
trains and subway. Holders of the card enjoy a 70% discount on the sightseeing t
our and special benefits at restaurants, theatres and concerts, as well as small
gifts at department stores. The validity (有效期) of Helsinki Card is 1, 2 or
3 days. The card is sold at the Hotel Booking Centre, and travel agencies.
Part ⅤWriting (15 minutes)
Directions: This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to complete an e-mail message for room reservations. Some information and the e-mail form are given to you. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation / Composition Sheet.
写信人： Li Qiang
收信单位： Reservation Office
M: Have you found the trouble with the car?
W: Not yet. The engine works well. I'm checking over the wheels.
Q: What are the two speakers talking about?
M: Shall we have something special for a change?
W: How about Japanese food? I know a famous restaurant.
Q: What are the two speakers probably going to do?
M: I'd like to try on this jacket.
W: This might be too bright for you. How about that darker one?
Q: What kind of jacket does the woman suggest?
M: Shall we go to the airport to meet Dr. Smith this afternoon?
W: Oh, I forgot to tell you. He has put off his trip.
Q: What do we know about Dr. Smith?
M: I wish we had taken an umbrella.
W: That's my fault. I thought it wouldn't rain today.
Q: What happened to the two speakers?
W: We'd like to make a trip for a long weekend holiday,please.
M: Where would you like to go,Madam?
M: And where do you want to stay in Dalian?
W: We're not sure. Which hotel would you suggest?
M: The Holiday Inn is very good. And it is quite cheap. I'd recommend that you s
W: OK. That's what we'll do.
M: Would you complete this form,please?
W: Is it all right if we pay by check?
M: Of course, it is quite all right.
Questions 6 to 7 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.
6. What is the woman talking about with the man?
7. How will the woman make the payment?
M: Can I help you?
W: Yes, I am looking for an apartment in this neighborhood.
M: Well, I've got one here on Sydney Road.
W: How big is it?
M: It's got a kitchen, a bathroom, and one bedroom.
W: Actually, I prefer something a bit bigger if that's possible.
M: Let me see. There's a bigger one opposite the park.
W: What's it like?
M: Well, there are two bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen, and a bathroom.
W: It sounds nice. What's the rent?
M: It's $325 a month.
Questions 8 and 10 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.
8. What was the woman doing?
9. What kind of apartment does the woman prefer?
10. What did the woman ask about in her last question?
This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and the questions will be read two times. When you hear a question you should complete an answer to it in no more than three words. The questions and incomplete answers are printed in your test paper. You should write your answer in your answer sheet correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.
Tina began to look for a new job. She went to the employment agency and filled
out a form, but the agency was not able to find a place for her. Everyday she looked at the help wanted advertisements in the newspapers. She also talked to her friends about getting a job. But there was one big problem, most jobs required experience, and she had very little experience. Finally she got a job as a saleswoman at a supermarket near her house. She was able to walk there. The pay wasn't good, but it was nicer than working in a factory. She liked being a saleswoman at first. After a few months, however, she found the job boring. She thought there would be no future for her to be a saleswoman.
11. Why did Tina come to the employment agency?
12. What did she do in the employment agency?
13. What was the problem with Tina?
14. What job did she get at a supermarket?
15. How did she feel about her new job a few months later?
This is the end of the listening part.
【关键词语】：to make a trip，Dalian
【关键词语】：pay by check，all right
【关键词语】：looking for an apartment, rent
【关键词语】：I prefer something a bit bigger
【关键词语】：What's the rent?
11．答案：a new job
【关键词语】：to look for a new job
【关键词语】：filled out a form
【关键词语】：one big problem，very little experience
【关键词语】：a job as a saleswoman
【关键词语】：found the job boring
【详细解答】：本题考查的是短语in a hurry的搭配，in a hurry的意思是“匆忙”。
【详细解答】：本题中考生要考虑到前面给出的条件，根据短语this time next week 及 probably 可知是对将来某时正在做某事的推测，故应用将来进行时。
【详细解答】：从文章中“Most of us grow up taking things for granted.”考生就可以知道正确答案是D。
Local Telephone Directories
Another name: 46 the White Pages
Arrangement of its contents:
Listing of names and telephone numbers: given in an 47 alphabetic order
Area codes and other useful information: contained in the 48 front pages
Residence listings: provided in the 49 second section of the directory
Government listings: given either in the business listing section or in a
56．答案：Baiyun Airport Relocation
58．答案：Electrical Management System
60．答案：January 10, 2003
【详细解答】：本题中考生要注意的是given的意思是“考虑到、由于”的意思；而句中的major investors前面没有连接词，应该理解成China's Banks的同位语。
I want to book a single room with a bath and three standard rooms with bath from
Dec. 25 to Dec 27. And I also want to rent a meeting room for business meeting
in the afternoon， Dec. 26.
Please reply as soon as possible, telling me if the rooms are available, what th
e price is and if I should pay the deposit. Thank you.