Part I Oral Communication (10 points)
Directions:In this section there are two incomplete dialogues and each dialogue has three
blanks and three choices A, B and C, taken from the dialogue. Fill in each of the blanks with one of the choices to complete the dialogue and mark your answer on the Answer sheet.
A.Will you take care of that for me?
B.Does it have anything valuable inside?
C.How do you want to send it?
Clerk: May I help you?
Customer: Yes, I’d like to send this letter to my family in England.
Clerk: Did you write your return address on the envelope?
Customer: Yes, I did.
Customer: I guess I’ll send it airmail.
Customer: Yes. I enclosed a check and some photographs.
Clerk: Then you’d better send it by registered mail.
Customer: That’s a good idea.___3____
Clerk: I’m sorry, sir. You’ll have to take your letter to the next window.
A.You can’t even stay in the sun for five minutes.
B.I guess so.
C.You want my advice?
Winne: Oh, man! Nobody can stand this kind of scorching heat.
Marc: Absolutely! _____4_____
Winne: Anyway, I guess this afternoon there’s nothing we can do but stay home.
Marc: ____5_____ I don’t want to be taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion or something.
Winne: ___6_____ Drink a lot of liquids and spare yourself the worst of the heat!
Marc: Yean, you’re right. Got to drink a lot of fluids.
Directions:In this section there is one incomplete interview which has four blanks and four
choices A, B ,C and D, taken from the interview. Fill in each of the blanks with one of the choices to complete the interview and mark your answer on the Answer sheet.
A.I literally can’t stop.
B.But now I don’t need to worry any more.
C.You’re known as the first billionaire author here.
D.But that’s not just about money.
Interviewer: You have published six popular books. 7 Interviewee: Yeah.
Interviewer: So how has being the first billionaire author affected your perception of yourself?
Interviewee: I dress better. Well, you can definitely afford better clothes.8I think the
single biggest thing that money gave me--and obviously I came from a place where I was a single mother and it really was hand to mouth at one point. It was literally as poor as you can get without being homeless at one point. 9 Never.
Interviewer: Are you in a place now where you can accept that you will always be rich?
Interviewer: And will you be writing more?
Interviewee: Oh, definitely. I can’t, yeah,10Well, I mean, you could tie my hands to
my sides, I suppose, but I have to write. For my own mental health, I need to write.
Part II Vocabulary (10 points)
Directions: In this part there are ten sentences, each with one word or phrase underlined. Choose
the one from the four choices marked A, B, C and D that best keeps the meaning of the sentence. Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.
11.Such experience helps promote one’s alertness to other cultures, as well as a better appreciation of one’s own culture.
A. preferenceB. adjustment
C. sensitivityD. response
12.If you always try to find fault with others, it means that you have gained another shortcoming.
C. impressD. follow
13.The election will be brought forward to June as so many people are on holiday in July.
A. prolongedB. adapted
C. postponedD. advanced
14.As to the question of refreshments, I should think orange juice and potato chips will be sufficient.
A. enoughB. abundant
C. satisfyingD. proper
15.Watching these kids grow brings me satisfaction that is difficult to surpass.
C. describeD. forget
16.The journal published a series of articles that reviewed the prospects for a new era of “genetic 16.
A. backgroundB. exploration
C. surveyD. outlook
17.If you don’t slow down and take a break, you’ll be burned out very quickly.
C. exhaustedD. upset
18.Following our merging with Smith Brothers, the new company will, from now on be known as Smith and Murphy Inc.
A. cooperationB. meeting
C. agreementD. combination
19.Only native-born citizens are eligible for the U.S. Presidency.
C. selectedD. elected
20.It was 38 degrees and the air conditioning barely cooled the room.
C. hardlyD. strongly
Part III Reading Comprehension (25 points)
Directions: In this section, there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements,
each with four suggested answers A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer and mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.
What did you study at university? If it was something along the lines of law or business, you might want to look away now. That's because according to new research, which has found a link between our university subjects and our personalities, you have selfish, uncooperative tendencies and are not very in touch with your feelings. On the plus side, you're probably the life and soul of a party, the findings suggest.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 13,000 university students who were involved in 12 separate studies. From this, they discovered a correlation between the “Big Five” major personality traits and the subjects they were enrolled on.
For example, those studying law, economics, political science and medicine tended to be much more outgoing than those taking other subjects, the study found. But when it came to “agreeableness” -- the tendency towards being helpful, generous and considerate -- the lawyers scored particularly low, as did business and economics students.
Arts and humanities students, as well as those studying psychology and politics scored highly for openness, meaning they were curious, imaginative and in touch with their inner feelings, while economists, engineers, lawyers and scientists scored comparatively low. However, the arts and humanities students also tended to be less conscientious and more nervous, typically exhibiting signs of anxiety and moodiness. Psychology students were not far behind arts and humanities students for these traits.
Study author Anna Vedel, from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, said she was surprised by the magnitude of the results. “The effect sizes show that the differences found are not trivial, far from,” she said. “On the more humorous side they do confirm our more or less prejudicial stereotypes of the disturbed psychologist, the withdrawn natural scientist, the cynical economist.”
And she said that the findings could help those school pupils who currently have no idea what to study at university, as well as helping academics to plan their lectures. “I’m not arguing that these results should play a major role in either guidance or selection, but it might provide some inspiration for students that are in doubt about study choices and want to make a choice based on more than abilities, for example,” said Dr Vedel. “Or teachers might better understand their student population.”
21.The first paragraph implies that law or business students may _______.
A.be amused by the research
B.be interested in the research
C.dislike the research
D.enjoy the research
22.According to the research, law students scored particularly low in the trait of _______.
A. generosityB. opennessC. anxiety D. selfishness
23. The word “conscientious” (Para. 4) probably means “________”.
A. moodyB. sensitiveC. curiousD. careful
24.Anna Vedel stated that the research _______.
A. confirmed the link between personality and profession
B.showed that the differences were far from significant
C.was not reliable because of its prejudicial observation
D.did not have enough samples to support its findings
25.According to Anna Vedel, the research may help ______.
A.students make wise choices in finding jobs
B.teachers understand their students better
C.students make presentations more academically
D.school pupils go to better universities