Part I. listening comprehension.(omitted)
Part II Structure (15 minutes)
Directions This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections.
Directions: 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 letter on the
Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
16. ______ woke me up was a loud cry from someone in the next room.
A) How C) What
B) That D) Which
17. _______ with his report, the boss told John to write it all over again.
A) Not being satisfied C) Not to satisfy
B) Not having satisfied D) Not satisfying
18. I think you have talked too much; what you need now is more action and _____ talk.
A) Few C) fewer
B) less D) little
19. ______ more time, the scientists will be able to work out a good solution to the problem.
A) To give C) Given
B) Giving D) Be given
20. _____ got in the wheat than it began to rain heavily.
A) No sooner have they C) No sooner they have
B) No sooner had they D)No sooner they had
21. The police knew nothing about the case _____ you phoned them.
A) while C) after
B) since D) until
22. That was the first time I _____ English with a foreigner.
A) spoke C) have spoken
B) speak D) had spoken
23. They shut _____ their town house and moved to the country for the summer.
A) down C) in
B) off D) up
24. It will be a great advantage to be able to speak a foreign language, especially if you are _____
A) in C) to
B) on D) with
25. We hoped that by the end of the year we ______ the job.
A) had finished C) would have finished
B) finished D) will finish
Directions: There are also 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. There is a rapid increase in population in that country that has caused a food (short)________.
27. January 1st, 1937, is the historic date when Britain (join)____________ the Common Market.
28. Education is regarded as the key to (make)________ progress.
29. When he arrived at the hospital, he asked worriedly who was (operate)________ on.
30. The teacher said his work was (satisfy)________ but there was still room for improvement.
31. Do you agree that it is important to make yourself (understand)________?
32. I have a (plenty)________ supply of things to keep the children happy when we go on long journeys.
33. I was told that Disney World is one of Florida's major (tour)________ attractions.
34. The short supply didn't meet the demand that (increase)________ rapidly.
35. I suggested that he________(refuse) the offer proposed by that company.
Part III Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)
Directions: 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.
Directions: 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 centre.
Our environment is getting worse and worse with the increase of the world population, which affects the environment in two ways. Firstly, the limited energy resources will be used up much faster. Secondly, the increasing population creates more pollution, another severe problem that needs to be solved. Both problems are long-term ones because actions taken now show their results slowly over many years. They are also urgent because delays in action can lead to great suffering and social problems. The question seems to be difficult to handle for most people. However, a person can be a protector of environment in everyday life if he takes actions to save the environment right now. With the development of technology, cars make transportation easier and quicker than before, but we can't ignore the disadvantages brought to us by more and more cars in use. For example, we are consuming gasoline (汽油), which is a non-renewable (无法更新的) resource, and will soon be gone. Moreover, the exhausted gas from cars pollutes our air, and our health is therefore threatened by air pollution, which has a big potential effect on our daily life. So we can consider walking, taking buses, carpooling (合用汽车), instead of driving cars alone. This seems to be a very slow process that can't be so effective if it's taken by a single person. But when more and more people become aware of the importance and positively take it as their personal responsibilities, the condition of the air will be improved to a great extent.
36. According to the writer, the main problem to our environment today is .
A) the increase of population
B) the limited energy resources
C) the more serious air pollution
D) the development of technology
37. From the passage, we can know that __________.
A) effective measures can be taken mainly by the government
B) taking measures now can soon improve the environment
C) immediate measures can cause great suffering and social problems
D) every single person's action has some effect on environment protection
38. The author's main purpose in writing this passage is most probably to ___________ .
A) complain about people's slow actions to protect the environment
B) advise people to take actions to protect the environment
C) show himself to be an active environment protector
D) point out the bad effects of technologies in protecting environment
39.The author believes that carpooling ____________ .
A) can give help to those without cars
B) can save people money and time
C) can save energy resources and reduce air pollution
D) can promote friendship among drivers
40. The passage is mainly about ____________ .
A) energy resources saving
B) environment protection
C) population control
D) air pollution
Directions: This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are
numbered 41 through 45.
First aid (急救) is the care given to the injured or sick as soon as possible after an accident or illness. It is this immediate care and attention before the arrival of the ambulance (急救车) that sometimes means the difference between life and death, or a full or partial recovery.
First aid has limitations, as not everybody is a doctor or expert, but it is a key element of the total medical system.
The principle to be adopted in first aid is immediate action. By-standers (旁观者) or relatives not knowing what to do, or being too fearful to try, have unwisely contributed to unnecessary deaths and worse injuries.
It is important that any action taken by the first aid provider is started as quickly as possible. Quick action is necessary to save life and parts of the body. One who is not breathing effectively, or is bleeding (流血) heavily, requires immediate help. If quick effective first aid is provided, then they have a much better chance of a good recovery.
But it should be remembered that any action taken is to be most careful, and fright (恐慌) by the first aid provider and by-standers will not be good to the whole thing. Try to remain calm and think your actions through. A calm and controlled first aider will give everyone confidence that the event is being handled efficiently and effectively.
41. The writer seems to suggest that if you don't know much about first aid, you should _______.
A) call for help from professionals
B) still try to help
C) stand by and not try to help
D) learn it from a doctor
42. According to the passage, some injured or sick people died as a result of ________.
A) other people's hesitation to offer first aid
B) unprofessional first aid
C) unnecessary first aid
D) unwise suggestions by by-standers
43. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A) One should not apply first aid to the injured without knowing the cause of the accident.
B) It is easy to carry out first aid if one has the necessary facilities.
C) First aid is an important part of the whole treatment.
D) First aid may not be effective before a doctor or expert comes.
44. The most important thing in providing first aid is to ________.
A) call for an ambulance
B) prevent bleeding
C) know what to do
D) act quickly
45. While offering first aid, the helper should ________.
A) be self-controlled
B) have others to assist him
C) have confidence in the sick person
D) get rid of the by-standers
Directions: The following is the directions for preparing for the interview. After reading it, fill
in the blanks with the correct words on the Answer Sheet.
The key to a good interview is thorough preparation. If you have prepared yourself well, the interview will most likely run smoothly and you will present yourself confidently.
As soon as you are invited to attend an interview - or, better still, before you are called - start researching facts about the company. Probably, you will have done some research before sending in your letter of application. Now you need to identify additional information, such as the number of persons the company employs, specific fields in which it is involved, work for which it is particularly well known, its major products and services, places of branch offices, and the company's involvement in community activities.
You also need to prepare for different questions an interviewer may ask to test your readiness for the interview and the sincerity (诚意) of your application. You may be asked:
·Why do you want to join our organization?
·How do you think you can contribute to our company?
·Why do you want to leave your present employer?
·What salary do you expect?
If you have not prepared for such questions, and so hesitate before answering, an interviewer may interpret your hesitation to mean you find a question difficult to answer or there are things you would rather hide. In either case, you may provide an entirely misleading impression of yourself.
Preparation for an Interview
Before you attend an interview, you should get the following information about the company:
1. the number of persons 46 ,
2. it's main 47 ,
3. locations of its 48 and so on.
You also need to prepare to answer some 49 given by the interviewer.
The purpose of preparing for an interview is to provide 50
Directions: The following is a list of the content areas of the short-term training course Telephone Language Skills. After reading it, you are required to find the Chinese equivalents in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding numbers or letters in the brackets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.
1. Planning and making calls
2. Opening a call
A - Identifying yourself
B - Identifying the caller
C - Explaining the purpose of the call
D - Asking about the purpose of the call
3. Closing a call
E - Confirmation (确认)
F - Closing words
G - Saying goodbye
H - Thanking
4. Taking and leaving messages
I - Excuses
J - Messages
K - Taking notes
L - Repeating
M - Reassuring (消除疑虑)
5. Telephoning practice activities
N - Describing people and places
O - Making appointments
P - Making complaints (抱怨)
Q - Making inquiries
Example: (Q) 查询 (1) 打电话前的准备
51. ( ) 说明自己的身份 ( ) 留言
52. ( ) 结束语 ( ) 记录留言
53. ( ) 开始通话 ( ) 询问对方目的
54. ( ) 预约 ( ) 解释打电话目的
55. ( ) 弄清对方身份 ( ) 结束通话
Directions: The following is a notice issued in International Study Programs. After reading the
notice, you should give brief answers to the 5 questions (No. 56 through No. 60)
below it. The answers should be written after the corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.
This autumn term, spring term, or academic year program offers advanced students an opportunity to improve their spoken and written Chinese, and to be familiar with a range of people and organizations that are helping to shape China's relationship with the United States and the world. All students who take intermediate or advanced Chinese language may make a choice to participate in the Professional Development Program that includes guest lectures by Chinese and foreign professionals on areas such as politics, foreign affairs, economics, trade, media, art, and culture. This program is supplemented (补充) by field trips and short journeys in and around Beijing.
Housing and meals: Students live in the foreign student dormitories and take meals in the dormitory dining hall or local restaurants.
Requirements: Two years of college-level Chinese and one Chinese studies course; graduate students accepted.
Program Fee: 1998 Autumn Term: $6,995; 1999 Spring Term: $6,995. Fees include tuition, housing and all meals, cultural activities, local journeys and field trips, insurance, and the International Student Identity Card.
56.What language abilities will be improved if advanced students take part in the program?
57. Who will be guest speakers in the Professional Development Program?
58. Where will the foreign students stay when they are in China?
59. Apart from academic activities, what else will the foreign students do in this program?
They will take __________________________________________ and tour around Beijing.
60. How many requirements are there for one who wants to be accepted to the program?
Part IV Translation (15 minutes)
Directions: This part numbered 61 through 65 is to test your ability to translate English into
Chinese. After each sentence of numbers 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 write your translation of number
65 in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.
Part V Writing (15minutes)
Directions: The following is a Contributions(征稿) on English Corner in a Chinese local
newspaper. Put both the introduction and the Contributions into English.
Remember to write your composition on the Composition / Translation Sheet. The
title and the first sentence have been given you on this Sheet.