I . Listening Comprehension
Directions ： In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
1. A. The woman didn't know the man was going away.
B. He didn’t know that the woman was leaving.
C. He didn’t tell the woman about the party beforehand.
D. The woman didn’t tell the man about the surprise party.
2. A. Jane has pretty eyes. B- Jane hasn’t collected posters.
C. Jane looks like someone in the posters. D. The posters are attractive.
3. A. Leave his wife another dish. B. Don’t wash the dishes.
C. Wash his wife’s dishes. D. Help his wife wash dishes.
4. A. He had a baby. B. His wife was sick.
C. He went to see a doctor. D. He was seeing his sister.
5. A. The tape recorder doesn’t need batteries.
B. The batteries in the tape recorder need to be changed.
C- They would get a new tape recorder*
D. The tape player is made of plastic.
6. A. She doesn’t understand the question. B. She will not be graduating.
C. She likes to travel. D. She does not plan to travel.
7. A. They should turn the fan off first,
B. He has to go to his music class.
C. He wonders what kind of fan the woman is.
D. He5d like to listen to classical music*
8. A. He enjoyed the exhibition too. B. He has read about the exhibition.
C. He knows many local artists. D. He needs to finish his reading first.
9. A. He was wrong about Carol’s wedding date,
B. Carol’s wedding has been postponed till July.
C. He can’t remember when Carol got married.
D. Carol has only been married since June.
10, A. The man is a graduate student. B. The man is relocating.
C. The man is living at the college. D. The man is a professor.
Directions ： In Section B, you will hear two short passages and a longer conversation, and you will be asked some questions on the passages and the conversations, 丁he passages and the conversations will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
11. A. To take a shower. B. To meet friends,
C. For comfortable sleep. D. For enjoyable meals,
12. A. Ringing his way to sell telephones.
B. Encouraging strangers to shop with credit cards.
C. Working his way for potential buyers.
D. Persuading strangers into a credit card debt.
13. A. A homeless beggars life. B. A current journalist’s life.
C. A former urban professional’s living. D. A diplomats economic condition.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. Over $100 million. B. Over $4.5 billion.
C. It has almost tripled on the past decade. D. It has almost quadrupled since 1995.
15. A. The source of tuition. B. The arrival of more students.
C. Subjects students major in. D, The rise of students’ wealth.
16. A. Growth of the Chinese economy.
B. Exchange of culture, ideas and skills.
C. More and more Chinese students in the U. S.
D. Chinese students' favorite subjects.
Questions 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
17. A. Maths and reading skills. B. Writing skills
C. Critical thinking. D. Physical development
18. A. For intellectual benefit. B. For boost in confidence
C. For better health, D. For quaility education
19. A. Ifs easier to go to college on football.
B. A good chess-player helps to play football better.
C. A good footballer helps to play chess better.
D. Ifs easier to go to college on chess.
20. A. Chess-playing is a waste of time.
B. Chess-playing will ensure a scholarship.
C. Children should keep playing chess even without a scholarship.
D. Children should keep playing chess if they can win a scholarship.
II • Grammar and Vocabulary Section A
Directions： After reading the passage below, fill in the blanks to make the passage coherent and grammatically correct. For the blanks with a given word, fill in each blank with the proper form of the given word ； for the other blanks, use one word that best fits each blank.
My Campus Life
I spent my freshman year at Tulane University culture-shocked and out-of-place, desperate to leave. It wasn’t known to me anyone else who was on scholarship，I (21 )_______(surprise) by the racism and sexism on campus.
(22)_______(do) poorly my first year of college was terrible; 1 felt stupid and unworthy. This feeling was terrible because I had attended a famous math and science public high school in New York (23) grades meant everything. But changing colleges — (24)_______ the move was forced and unplanned — set the stage for me to find my passion and, eventually, a career.
When I picked up the pieces after Tulane and enrolled in a state college in Albany, New York , I was still raw from my freshman year experience. I drank a lot, didn’t know ( 25 )_______ classes to take and generally felt lost，It wasn’t (26 ) _______ I took my first women’s studies class — an introductory feminist course — that I found my footing.
Suddenly I could see the ways that everything from pop culture and politics devalued women, and I understood more fully (27 )_______ injustices weren’t random but systemic. Most importantly, however, I realized that there was nothing wrong with me. Nothing is wrong with being loud or opinionated. These were just characteristics not valued in women.
Once the personal validation took hold, the broader political implications followed. I became active in campus causes，joined a women’s studies (28) _______(teach) collective and started to get good grades in my classes — and not just the feminist ones. Finding genuine enthusiasm for a topic — one that related so directly (29)_______ the world around me — gave me a drive that I (30) _______ (not experience) before. And it has not stopped since.
Directions： Fill in each blank with a proper word chosen from the box. Each word can be used only once. Note that there is one word more than you need.
A. resolved B. specifically C. council D. fashionably E. similar F. difference
G. rainy H. advertise I. case j. identify K. approached
The citizens who testified at city hall last week were far younger and, arguably, far more
persuasive than those who usually come before the D. C. Council.
The four of them, officers of the student 31__________at Alice Deal Middle School in Northwest, had 32 this year to take on something bigger than parties, spirit days and other typical student government fare.
They wanted to effect change, leave a legacy.
Very 33_________， they wanted to give their classmates a covered Metro bus shelter on Nebraska Avenue near Deal, a place where students could get out of the wind and driving rain while waiting for a ride home each afternoon.
“ When we were elected，we said, 4 We want to make some change, , said Ben Kom, an eighth-grader and the council’s president. “ We didn’t want to take on something too big，but something big enough to make a 34_________. ”
Speaking before the D, C，Council’s Committee on Transportation and the Environment at the John A. Wilson Building on Thursday, Ben told of a cold and 35_________fail afternoon that found him waiting more than an hour and a half for his M4 bus. Unlike the region’s suburban school systems, the District’s public schools do not have their own fleet of buses, and most students take public transportation to and from school. “By the time I got home，it was dark，and I was cold and wet，’’ said Ben • UI know my fellow officers here today and the rest of the Deal student body have faced 36 situations. That is why we are here. ’’
Ben and his colleagues came up with the idea for the bus shelter and 37_________the D. C, Council with the guidance of their principal, James Albright. The students met with Andrew Newman, a staffer for council member and transportation committee chairman Mary M. Cheh ( D- Ward 3 ) , who suggested that they present their 38 at a public roundtable downtown.
With students’ efforts，the District struck a deal with Clear Channel Communications in 2005 that calls for Clear Channel to build up to 788 bus shelters in return for the right to 39_________ on them. So far, they’ve built 745, leaving room for the Deal shelter. “It’s a win-win for all parties at no cost to D. C. taxpayers.
This was a lesson in not getting everything you ask for, but the students were brave. They had also learned another lesson, how to 40_________a problem, find a solution and take action.
Directions ： For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D, Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.
In Venice, it is not uncommon to see tourists carry suitcases through waist-high water, or sit at tables in Piazza San Marco in their swimsuits. Pictures of Venice in the most dramatic flooding are really 41_________.
We are used to thinking of Venice as a city in 42_________，a glorious relic (古迹）of human creativity that is about to 43 any day and suddenly the end looks closer. However, as climate change makes extreme weather more 44_________, Venice looks less like a 45_________〇f the sea and more like an old survivor that can teach the rest of the world how to live with water.
People barely notice how 46 the art treasures of Venice are kept on the upper floors of palaces and museums, even on a dry summer day. It is also 47_________to worry about all the art in churches because no other city has such a sharp 48_________of protecting itself from water.
In their art, the people of Venice are as happy on water as on 49_________. Vittore Carpaccio s painting Hunting on the Lagoon shows young Venetians standing easily 50_________ in low-sided boats to shoot arrows at water birds. In a Gentile Bellini's painting, priest(牧师)Swim in the canal searching for a lost relic. Titian portrays（描绘）a woman bathing in open water in his painting. Hunting and fishing, swimming and bathing, Venetians always know how to ——51_________water.
The palaces built in Venice are also good examples of the prevention of 52_________.Each has its living spaces on upper floors, often with a courtyard on the ground floor that 53_________ water instantly.
The danger of Venice is real and this treasury of civilization does need protecting. But it is not all bad news. Or 54_________，as the news gets worse for the entire planet, Venice has some lessons to teach about how to55_________the sea.
41. A. alarming B. frustrating C. positive D. reasonable
42. A. luxury B. desperation C. fun D. danger
43. A. flow B. shift C. sink D. blow
44. A. basic B. frequent C. predictable D. demanding
45. A. victor B. victim C. contributor D. loser
46. A. willingly B. plentifully C. smartly D. loyally
47. A. needless B. necessary C. tasteless D. similar
48. A. brain B. endurance C. contrast D. awareness
49. A. sea B. continent C. land D. soil
50. A. reserved B. bored C. preserved D. balanced
51. A, enjoy B. highlight C. protect D. survive
52. A. flood B. fire C. risk D. resource
53. A. contains B. drains C. stores D. rejects
54. A. contrarily B. consequently C. moreover D. rather
55. A. care for B. hold up C. live with D. sail on