I Reading Comprehension (30%)

Passage 1

I arrived in the United States on February 6, 2006, but I remember my first day here very clearly. The weather was very cold and it was snowing, but I was too excited to mind. On the way, I saw the skyline of Manhattan for the first time and I stared in astonishment at the famous skyscrapers and their man-made beauty.

I went to a restaurant near the hotel to get something to eat. Because I couldn’t speak a word of English, I couldn’t tell the waiter what I wanted. I was very upset and started to make some gestures, but the waiter did n’t understand me. Finally, I ordered the same thing the man at the next table was eating. After dinner, I started to walk along Broadway until I came to Times Square with its movie theatres, neon lights, and huge crowds of people.

When I returned to the hotel, I was exhausted. I decided right then that I had to learn to speak English.

1. On the way to his hotel, the writer _____.

A was silent all the time

B kept talking to the driver

C looked out of t he window with great interest

D showed his friend something he brought with him

2. He went to _____ to get something to eat.

A a tea house

B a pub

C a care room

D a nearby restaurant

3. He did not have what he really wanted, because _____.

A he only made some gestures

B he did not order at all

C he could not make himself understood

D the waiter was unwilling to serve

4. The waiter _____.

A knew what he would order

B finally understood what he said

C took the order thorough his gestures

D served the same thing the man at the next table was having

5. After dinner, he _____.

A walked back to the hotel right away

B had a walking tour about the city

C went to the movies

D did some shopping on Broadway Passage 2

A man once said how useless it was to put advertisements in the newspapers. “Last week,”said he, “my umbrella was stolen from a London church. As it was a present, I spent twice its worth in advertising, but didn’t get it back.”

“How did you write your advertisement?”asked one of the listeners, a merchant.

“Lost from the City Church last Sunday evening, a black silk umbrella. The gentleman who finds it will receive ten shillings on leaving it at No. 10 Broad Street.”, read the man.

“Now,”said the merchant, “I often advertise, and find that it pays me well.”

The merchant then wrote: “If the man who was seen to take an umbrella from the City Church last Sunday evening doesn’t wish to get into trouble, he will return the umbrella to No. 10 Broad Street. He is well known.”

This appeared in the paper, and on the following morning, the man was astonished when he opened the front door. In the doorway lay at least twelve umbrellas of all sizes and colors that had been thrown in, and his own was among them.

6. According to the first advertisement, anyone who _____ would receive ten shillings.

A found the umbrella

B gave a message

C left the umbrella at No. 10 Broad Street

D left the umbrella in the City Church

7. The result of the first advertisement was that _____.

A the man got his umbrella back

B the man wasted some money advertising

C nobody found the missing umbrella

D the umbrella was found somewhere near the church

8. The merchant suggested that the man should _____

A buy a new umbrella

B go on looking for his umbrella

C write another and better advertisement

D report to the police

9. Why did the merchant say “I often advertise and find that it pays me well?”

A He knew how to advertise.

B He had more money for advertising.

C He found it easy to advertise.

D He had a friend in the newspaper where he advertised.

10. This is a story about _____.

A a useless advertisement

B how to make and effective advertisement.

C how the man lost and found his umbrella

D what the merchant did for the umbrella owner

Passage 3

Dear Doctor,

My husband and I got married in 1990 and for the first ten years of our marriage I was very happy to stay home and raise our three children. Then four years ago, our youngest child went to school and I thought I might go back to work.

After several weeks of job-hunting, I found my present job. At first, my husband was very proud of me. Then I have received several promotions and pay increase and I am now making more money than he is. He becomes unhappy.

We fight about little things and my husband is very critical of me in front of our friends. For the first time in our marriage, I think there is a possibility that our marriage may come to an end.

I love my husband very much, and I don’t want him to feel inferior, but I also love my job. I think I can be a good wife and a working woman, but I don’t know how.

Please help.


11.The letter was most probably written __B___.

A in 2000

B around 2005

C four years ago

D in 1990

12.Her husband __C__ when she first found her present job.

A was very critical of her

B felt disappointed

C was proud of her

D was happy but critical

13.As her income increased, __A__.

A she found a gap emerged between her and her husband

B she bought more clothes and a new house

C she did the many things she had dreamed of

D she felt very proud of herself

14.For the first time since their marriage, the writer thinks _D___.

A their marriage is successful

B they can lead a happier life

C her husband is not so kind as before

D she might leave her husband for good

15.The dilemma of the working woman is a choice between __D__.

A husband and children

B children and work

C career and money

D job and marriage

II Choose the best answer to complete the sentences (30%)

16. He is _____ his study, so he often daydreams in class.

A. tired of

B. fond of

C. satisfied with

D. interested in

17.He is taking part in the 800-meter race. Let’s _____ him.

A. look at

B. cheer for

C. come on

D. call on

18.– Y our hat is lovely, Jane. - _____.

A. Thank you

B. Not at all

C. Y es.

D. I don’t think so

19.Please _____ me introduce our English teacher to you.

A. give

B. let

C. have

D. ask

20.This is _____ Binhai College, and Mr. Wang is _____ president

of _____ college.

A. a, /, a

B. a, /, the

C. the, a, /

D. /, the, the

21.The three men distrusted _____.

A. each other

B. each the other

C. one another

D. one the other

22.My friend will _____at the airport on Saturday.

A. see me away

B. see away me

C. see me off

D. see off me

23.He has _____ a series of lectures on the issue.

A. give

B. giving

C. given

D. to give

24.-What do you like to do in your spare time?

-I__________ listening to pop music.

A .do B. will C. am fond of D. like to

25.People in the country always have _____ food.

A. nice

B. good

C. modern

D. fresh

26.After ___ that unforgettable event, he became more mature.

A. has experienced

B. experiencing

C. experience

D. experienced

27.The big tree _____ a lot of red apples.

A. wears

B. bears

C. grows

D. brings

28.Grandpa _____ many beautiful pictures to us.

A. takes

B. shows

C. obtains

D. has

29.Y ou are expected to fill in this _____ very carefully.

A. passport

B. letter

C. form

D. visa

30.Our foreign teacher is very _____ in using chopsticks.

A. likely

B. great

C. skilled

D. good

31.I will _____to Paris next year.

A. trip

B. leave

C. visit

D. travel

32.Xiao Y ang_____ great progress in his study of English since he

came to college.

A. makes

B. is making

C. has made

D. made

33.He is very busy; he doesn’t have much _____ time.

A. happy

B. leisure

C. full

D. part

34.– May I ask who is calling? - _____.

A. This is David

B. I am David

C. Hello

D. Please guess

35.The food in the restaurant is very _____.

A .delighted B. detailed C. delayed D. delicious

36.An overseas student studies _____.

A. at home

B. abroad

C. at sea

D. on a ship

37.Mr. Smith is helping Lily _____ her paper.

A. with

B. on

C. for

D. over

38.There is a _____of two hours with the 8:00 train.

A. destroy

B. delay

C. decade

D. depart

39.–How are things with you?


A. So-so

B. Nice to see you

C. Y ou are welcome

D. I’m fine, and you?

40.He soon _____at the place where we often meet.

A. came

B. got

C. arrived

D. returned

41.Lily and Xiao Y ang show Mr. Green ______ the city.

A. to

B. around

C. in

D. about

42.The little girl prefers singing _____.

A. to dance

B. than dancing

C. than dance

D. to dancing

43.Whenever she asks ___ help, he is always ready to help.

A .with B. to C. in D. for

44.I’m ______ to you for what you’ve done for me.

A. appreciate

B. happy

C. helpful

D. thankful

45.The new evening dress _______her as much as 400 dollars.

A. paid

B. cost

C. took

D. spent

III. Cloze (20%)

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage and for each blank there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the choice best fits into the passage. Then blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Card.

Brickton is a little village 46 from Manchester. When people 47 to go to Manchester, they usually go 48 train. It takes about 49 .

A lot of people live in Brickton but 50 jobs are in Manchester. In Manchester there are 51 cinemas than in Brickton. People there are not very 52 cinemas but if they want to see films, they can often see 53 on television. Brickton is 54 Manchester and so the people there 55 use their cars so often.










55. A not far

A wanting

A by

A an half hour

A its

A many

A interested on

A some old

A more small to

A don’t need to

B not long

B want

B in

B half an hour

B their

B more

B interesting on

B olds

B more small than

B aren’t

C not near

C wanted

C on

C half hour

C it’s

C much

C interested in

C old one

C smaller to

C don’t must

D not away

D wants

D with

D half a hour

D the

D most

D interesting in

D old ones

D smaller than

D mustn’t

IV. Translation (20%)

Part A Choose the best translation in English;then blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Card. (10%)


A. His college in London.

B. His college is in London.

C. His college on London.

D. His college is on London.


A.We in the morning don’t drink tea.

B.We drink no tea in the morning.

C.We don’t drink tea in the morning.

D.We not drink tea in the morning.


A. What is red rose symbolize?

B. What symbolize is red rose?

C. What red rose symbolize?

D. What does red rose symbolize?


A.David told his parents not to worry about his life in China.

B.David told his parents don’t worry about his life in China.

C.David told his parents doesn’t worry about his life in China.

D.David told his parents not worry about his life in China.


A.She went and talked with her foreign teacher to write a

resume on English.

B.She talked with her foreign teacher on how to write a resume

on English.

C.She went to talk with her foreign teacher about how to write

a resume in English.

D.She talked about her foreign teacher on write a resume in


Part B Choose the best translation in Chinese:

61.The students are holding a farewell party for Mr. Green.





62.Collect some coupons which offer discounts.





63.The 8:30 train to Philadelphia has a delay of 20 minutes.





64.But few people are in the mood to enjoy the beautiful scenery.





65.Professor Waters wants to teach her student show to make

self-introduction and describe themselves.