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A. in a parking ground B. at a ferry-crossing C. in a traffic jam D. at a petrol station 

SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST

Questions 17 and 18 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.

17. Some Haitians are on strike in order to___.

A. get proper medical treatment

B. ask for their political rights

C. protest against the US decision

D. demand food supply aid from USA 

18. The strikers are denied entry into the US because___.

A. AIDS virus has been found among them

B. they can not get political asylum in the US

C. the US government has refused to take them

D. they don’t accept proper medical treatment 

Question 19 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will he given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news. 19. The US auto-makers decided to stop their action because___.

A. Japanese auto-makers promised to stop dumping cars in the US

B. the Government promised to solve the US-Japan trade imbalance

C. three US companies have ended the US-Japan trade imbalance

D. Japan agreed to sell cars at the agreed prices inside the US 

Questions 20 and 21 are based on the following news. Al the end of the news item, you will he given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.

20. Where did the storms first strike?

A. The eastern US. B. The Gulf of Mexico. C. The Canadian border. D. Some areas in Cuba. 

21. The storms have resulted in the following EXCEPT___.

A. death and damage B. disruption of air services C. destruction of crops D. relocation of people 

Question 22 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.

22. According to the news, France was strongly criticized for___.

A. conducting five nuclear tests on Wednesday

B. carrying out a series of nuclear tests in the Pacific

C. getting disappointing results in the nuclear program

D. refusing to sign a global treaty banning nuclear tests 

Questions 23 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, You will he given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.

23. The news item is mainly about___.

A. air traffic problems B. safety improvement C. the number of flights D. flight training courses 

Questions 24 and 25 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will he given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.

24. What is the purpose of the meeting in Luxembourg?

A. To control patrol boats on the River Danube.

B. To end economic sanctions against Serbia.

C. To step up economic sanctions against Serbia.

D. To send police officers to search the river. 

25. International efforts against Serbia have been ineffective because ___.

A. ships carrying illegal supplies still sail along the river

B. more illegal goods have been carried over land

C. local authorities didn’t attempt to stop illegal goods

D. there has been disagreement over economic sanctions 

Part 4 CLOZE [15 MIN.]

Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on your answer Sheet.Our ape-men forefathers had no obvious natural weapons in the struggle for survi val in the open. They had neither the powerful teeth nor the strong claws of the big cats. They could not ( 26 ) with the bear, whose strengt h, speed and claws ( 27 ) an impressive ’small fire’ weaponry . They could not even defend themselves ( 28 ) runnin g swiftly like the horses, zebras or small animals. If the ape-men h ad attempted to compete on those terms in the open, they would have been ( 29 ) to failure and extinction. But they were (30) with enormous concealed advantages of a kind not possessed by any of the ir competitors.

  In the search ( 31 ) the pickings of the forest, the ape-men had ( 32 ) efficient stereoscopic vision and a sense of colour that the animals of the grasslands did not possess. The abili ty to see clearly at close range permitted the ape-men to study practical proble ms in a way that lay far ( 33 ) the reach of the original inh abitants of the grassland. Good long-distance sight was ( 34 ) another matter. Lack of long-distance vision had not been a problem for fores t-dwelling apes and monkeys because the higher the viewpoint, the greater the ra nge of sight—so ( 35 ) they had had to do was climb a tree. Out in the open, however, this simple solution was not ( 3 6 ) . Climbing a hill would have helped, but in many places the gro und was flat. The ape-men ( 37 ) the only possible solution. They reared up as high as possible on their hind limbs and began to walk upright . This vital change of physical position brought about considerable disadvantages. It was extremely unstable and it meant that the already slow ape-men became slo wer still. ( 38 ) , they persevered and their bone structure gradually became ( 39 )to the new,unstable position that ( 40 ) them the name Homo erectus,upright man.

26. A. match B. compare C. rival D. equal 

27. A. became B. equipped C. posed D. provided 

28. A. in B. upon  C. by D. with 

29. A. driven B. doomed  C. forced D. led 

30. A. bestowed B. given  C. presented D. endowed 

31. A.for B. of  C. on D. at 

32. A. progressed B.generated  C.developed D.advanced 

33. A.from  B.apart  C. beyond D.above 

34. A. rather B.quite  C. much D.really 

35. A. anything B.that  C. everything D.all 

36. A. available B.enough  C. sufficient D.convenient 

37. A. chose B.adopted  C. accepted D.took 

38. A. However B.Therefore  C. Meanwhile D.Subsequently 

39. A. accustomed B. familiarized  C. adapted D. suited 

40. A. obtained B.called C. deserved D. earned

Part 5 GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY  [15 MIN.]

There are twenty-five sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word or phrase that corr ectly completes the sentence. Mark your answers on your answer sheet

41.  After ___ seemed an endless wait,it was her turn to enter the per sonnel manager’s office.

A. that         B. what                 C. there                 D.  it 

42.    The three men tried many times to sneak across  the border into the neighbouring country,  ___ by the police each time.

A. had been captured    B. being always captured C. only to be captured  D. unfortunately captured 

43.  Professor Johnson is said ___some significant advance in his resea rch in the past year.

A. having made   B. making     C. to have made     D.to make

44.   Fat cannot change into muscle ___ muscle changes into fat.

A. any more than    B.   no less than C. no more than D. much more than 

45.    It is not so much the language ___ the cultural background that m akes the book difficult to understand.

A. but  B. nor    C. as  D. like 

46.    There ought to be less anxiety over the perceived risk of mountain c limbing than ___ in the public mind today.

A. exists B. existC. existing D. to exist 

47.    I’ve never been to Lhasa, but that’s the city___.

A.    I’d most like to visit             B. where I like to visit C. which I like to visit mostly        D. I’d like much to visit 

48. He ___     unwisely, but he was at least trying to do something hel pful.

A. may have acted       B. must have acted C. should act           D. would act 

49.    If you have really been studying English for so long.  It’s about t i me you ___ able to write letters in English.

A. should be      B. were            C. must be        D . are 

50.  He’s ___ as a “bellyacher” —— he’s always complaining about some thin g.

 A. who is known               B. whom is known C. what is known               D. which is known 

51.  ___he always tries his best to complete it on time.

A. However the task is hard   B. However hard the task is C. Though hard the task is    D. Though hard is the task 

52.    Much as ___, I couldn’t lend him the money because I simply didn ’t ha ve that much spare cash.

A. I would have liked to          B. I would like to have  C. 1 should have to like          D.1 should have liked to 

53  My cousin likes eating very much, but he isn’t very ___ about the f ood he e ats.

A. special  B. peculiar C. particular     D. specific 

54.  Your advice would be ___ valuable to him. who is now at a loss as to wha t    to do first.

A. exceedingly    B.      excessively  C. extensively   D. exclusive ly 

55.  More often than not, it is difficult to ___ the exact meaning of a  Chines e idiom in English.

A. exchange        B.  transfer   C. convey         D.  convert

56.    She refused to ___ the door key to the landlady until she got ba ck her  deposit.

A. hand in         B.  hand out    C.    hand down             D.  hand over 

57.  The scientists have absolute freedom as to what research they think i t best to___.

A. engage   B. devote C. seek      D. pursue 

58.  The Olympic Games ___ in 776 B.C. in Olympia, a small town in Gree ce. 

A. originated        B.  stemmed     C. derived         D.  desce nded 

59. We should always bear in mind that ___ decisions often result in se rious co nsequences.

A. urgent     B.    instant    C. prompt   D. hasty 

60.    The fact that the management is trying to reach agreement___five separate unions has led to long negotiations.

A. over     B.in       C.upon     D. with 

61.    The chairman of the company said that new techniques had ___impr oved their production efficiency.

A. violently             B. severely C. extremely       D. radically 

62.  The local authorities realized the need to make ___for elderly peo ple in their housing programmes.

A.    preparation    B.  requirement     C. specification        D. provision 

63.  The guest team was beaten by the host team 2 ___ 4 in last year’s CFA Cup Final.

A. over            B. in             C.  to          D.  against

64.  The police let him go, because they didn’t find him guilty ___ the  murder.

A. of            B. in            C. over         D.  on

65.  As a developing country, we must keep ___ with the rapid developme nt of the   world economy.

A. move         B.  step        C. speed          D.  pace

Part Ⅵ READING COMPREHENSION  [30 MIN.]

SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION    [25 MIN.]

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   In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished stat ements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one th at you think is the correct answer. Mark your choice on your answer sheet.

TEXT A

Surprisingly, no one knows how many children receive education in English hospit als, still less the content or quality of that education. Proper records are jus t not kept. We know that more than 850.000 children go through hospital each year, and that every child of school age has a legal right to continue to receive education wh ile in hospital. We also know there is only one hospital teacher to every 1,000 children in hospital.

   Little wonder the latest survey concludes that the extent and type of hospital t eaching available differ a great deal across the country. It is found that half the hospitals in England which admit children have no teacher. A further quarter have only a part-time teacher. The special children’s hospitals in major cities do best; general hospitals in the country and holiday areas are worst off. From this survey, one can estimate that fewer than one in five children have som e contact with a hospital teacher—and that contact may be as little as two hour s a day. Most children interviewed were surprised to find a teacher in hospital at all. They had not been prepared for it by parents or their own school. If the re was a teacher they were much more likely to read books and do math or number work; without a teacher they would only play games.

   Reasons for hospital teaching range from preventing a child falling behind and m aintaining the habit of school to keeping a child occupied, and the latter is of ten all the teacher can do. The position and influence of many teachers was summ ed up when parents referred to them as “the library lady” or just “the helper”. Children tend to rely on concerned school friends to keep in touch with school w ork. Several parents spoke of requests for work being ignored or refused by the school. Once back at school children rarely get extra teaching, and are told to catch up as best they can.

   Many short-stay child-patients catch up quickly. But schools do very little to e ase the anxiety about falling behind expressed by many of the children interview ed.

66. The author points out at the beginning that___.

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