Test 1

Part I 日常會話

1. – Hello, may I talk to the headmaster now?

-- .

A. Sorry, he is busy at the moment B. No, you can ’t

C. Sorry, you can’t D. I don ’t know

2. -- Do you think I could borrow your dictionary?

-- .

A. Yes, you may borrow B. Yes, go on

C. Yes, help yourself D. It doesn’t matter

3. -- Is that Mr Robert Lee?


A. Yes, Lee speaking. B. Hello, what do you want?

C. Sorry, speaking. D. I don ’t know.

4. – Excuse me, sir. Where is Dr. Brown ’s office?

-- .

A. You can ’t ask me

B. Pardon? I have no idea

C. Please don’t say so

D. Sorry, I don ’t know, but you can ask the man over there

5. – Mary, your dress is really beautiful. How is John?

-- .

A. Thank you very much B. No, no, John is not bad

C. Thank you. He is fine D. Don ’t say that. It’s ugly. John is good

6. – What can I do for you, madam?

-- .

A. I want a kilo of apples B. You can go your own way

C. Thanks D. Excuse me. I ’m busy

7. –I ’d like to take you to the coffee house on the corner.

-- .

A. Thank you. You shouldn ’t do that B. Thanks, I ’d like to go with you

C. No, you can ’t say so D. No, no. You can ’t do that

8. – Do you mind telling me where you ’re from?

-- . A. Certainly. I ’m from London B. Sure. I was born in London

C. Not really, you can do it D. Certainly not. I ’m from London

9. – May I see the menu, please?


A. That is the menu, sir. B. Yes, please go on.

C. Here you are, sir. D. Of course, sir.

10. – I was worried about chemistry, but Mr Brown gave me an A !

-- .

A. Don ’t worry about it B. Congratulations! That ’s a difficult course

C. Mr Brown is very good D. Good luck to you!

Part I I 閱讀理解

Passage 1

There are stories about two U.S. presidents, Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren, which attempt to explain the American English term OK. We don ’t know if either story is true, but they are both interesting.

The first explanation is based on the fact that President Jackson had very little education. In fact, he had difficulty reading and writing. When important papers came to Jackson, he tried to read them and then had his assistants explain what they said. If he approved of a paper, he would write “all correct”on it. The problem was that he didn’t know how to spell, so what he really wrote was “ol korekt ”. After a while, he shortened that term to “OK”.

The second explanation is based on the place where President Van Buren was born, Kinderhook, New York. Van Bruen ’s friends organized a club to help him become President. They called the club the Old Kinderhook Club, and anyone who supported Van Buren was called “OK ”.

11. The author .

A. believes both of the stories

B. doesn’t believe a word of the stories

C. is not sure whether the stories are true

D. is telling the stories just for fun

12. According to the passage, President Jackson .

A. couldn ’t draw up any documents at all

B. didn ’t like to read important papers by himself

C. often had his assistants sign documents for him

D. wasn’t good at reading, writing or spelling

13. According to the first story, the term “OK” .

A. was approved of by President Jackson 

B. was the title of some official documents

C. was first used by President Jackson

D. was an old way to spell “all correct ”

14. According to the second story, the term “OK” .

A. was the short way to say “Old Kinderhook Club ”

B. meant the place where President Van Buren was born

C. was the name of Van Buren’s club

D. was used to call Van Buren ’s supporters in the election

15. According to the second story, the term “OK” was first used .

A. by Van Buren

B. in a presidential election

C. to organize the Old Kinderhook Club

D. by the members of the “Old Kinderhook Club ”

Passage 2

Although the United States covers so much land and the land produces far more food than the present population needs, its people are by now almost entirely an urban society. Less than a tenth of the people are engaged in agriculture and forestry( 林業 ), and most of the rest live in or around towns, small and large. Here the traditional picture is changing: every small town may still be very like other small towns, and the typical small town may represent a widely accepted view of the country, but most Americans do not live in small towns any more. Half the population now lives in some thirty metropolitan areas(large cities with their suburbs ) of more than a million people each – a large proportion than in Germany or English, let alone France. The statistics( 統計 ) of urban and rural population should be treated with caution because so many people who live in areas classified as rural travel by car to work in a nearby town each day. As the rush to live out of town continues, rural areas within reach of towns are gradually filled with houses, so that it is hard to say at what moment a piece of country becomes a suburb. But more and more the typical American lives in a metropolitan rather than a small town environment.

16. If now America has 250 million people, how many of them are engaged in agriculture and forestry?

A. About 25 million. B. More than 25 million C. Less than 25 million D. Less than 225 million

17. Which of the following four countries has the smallest proportion of people living in

metropolitan areas?

A. the United States. 

B. Germany

C. France. 

D. England 18. What’s the meaning of the word “metropolitan ” in the middle of the passage?

A. Of a large city with its suburbs. B. Of small and large towns. C. Of urban areas. D. Of rural areas.

19. According to the passage, what can we learn about small towns in the United States?

A. Most small towns become gradually crowded.

B. Small towns are still similar to each other.

C. As the traditional picture is changing, towns are different.

D. Small towns are turning into large cities.

20. Why is it hard to say when a piece of country becomes a suburb?

A. Because they are the same.

B. Because the rush takes place too quickly.

C. Because the process is gradual.

D. Because more and more Americans live in metropolitan areas.

Passage 3

If we were asked exactly what we were doing a year ago, we should probably have to say that we could not remember. But if we had kept a book and had written in it an account of what we did each day, we should be able to give an answer to the question.

It is the same in history. Many things have been forgotten because we do not have any written account of them. Sometimes men did keep a record of the most important happenings in their country, but often it was destroyed by fire or in a war. Sometimes there was never any written record at all because the people of that time and place did not know how to write. For example, we know a good deal about the people who lived in China 4,000 years ago, because they could write and leave written records for those who lived after them. But we know almost nothing about the people who lived even 200 years ago in central Africa, because they had not learned to write. Sometimes, of course, even if the people cannot write, they may know something of the past.

They have heard about it from older people, and often songs and dances and stories have been made about the most important happenings, and these have been sung and acted and told for many generations. For most people are proud to tell what their fathers did in the past. This we may call ‘remembered history ’. Some of it has now been written down. It is not so exact or so valuable to us as written history is, because words are much more easily changed when used again and again in speech than when copied in writing. But where there are no written records, such spoken stories are often very helpful.

21. Which of the following ideas is not suggested in the passage?

A. “Remembered history”, compared with written history, is less reliable.

B. Written records of the past play the most important role in our learning of the human history. 

C. A written account of our daily activities helps us to be able to answer many questions.

D. Where there are no written records, there is no history.

22. We know very little about the central Africa 200 years ago because .

A. there was nothing worth being written down at that time

B. the people there ignored the importance of keeping a record

C. the written records were perhaps destroyed by a fire

D. the people there did not know how to write

23. “Remembered history” refers to .

A. history based on a person’s imagination

B. stories of important happenings passed down from mouth to mouth

C. songs and danced about the most important events

D. both B and C

24. “Remembered history” is regarded as valuable only when .

A. it is written down B. no written account is available 

C. it proves to be true D. people are interested in it

25. The passage suggests that we could have learned much more about our past than we do now if

the ancient people had .

A. kept a written record of every past event

B. not burnt their written records in wars

C. told exact stories of the most important happenings 

D. made more songs and dances

Part I I I 語法與詞匯選擇題

26. Jean did not have time to go to the concert last night because she was busy for her examination.

A. to prepare B. to be prepared C. preparing D. being prepared

27. The computer doesn’t work well. Something wrong.

A. can have gone B. should have gone C. must have gone D. ought to have gone

28. Although Mary is satisfied with her success, she wonders will happen to her private life.

A. how B. who C. what D. that

29. The concert us usually takes place at the people‘s Square, with the audience on the ground.

A. seating B. seated C. be seating D. to seat

30. If the whole program beforehand, a great deal of time and money would have been lost.

A. was not planned B. were not planned C. would not be planned D. had not been planned

31. Isn’t it about the time you to do morning exercises?

A. began B. begin C. should begin D. have begun

32. I am very grateful to you for what you ’ve given me and you have done for me.

A. which B. that C. all what D. all that

33. It was not until she had arrived home remembered her appointment with the doctor.

A. when she B. that she C. and she D. she

34. Determined to as if everything were normal, he responded with a kind of indifference.

A. carry on B. account for C. bring up D. get through

35. He to arrange a loan through a finance company.

A. tried B. succeeded C. managed D. endeavored

36. Jack is good, kind, hard working and intelligent. , I can ’t speak too highly of him.

A. As a result B. In a word C. By the way D. On the contrary

37. I going to the doctor , but I wish I hadn ’t.

A. pick out B. make out C. give off D. put off

38. Young children often can ’t between TV programs and commercials.

A. separate B. distinguish C. compare D. contrast

39. The morning paper a story about demonstrations in New York and Washington D.C.

A. carried B. extended C. brought D. took

40. And what we have got to is a disgrace.

A. come up with B. catch up with C. put up with D. keep up with

Part IV. 完形填空

You will find that college classes are very different from high school classes. You will have more work and responsibilities without being pushed as much. 41 , you will have more freedom – freedom to choose what to study, when to study, or 42 to study. You will need to exercise maximum self-discipline. This is the hardest kind of discipline because it is self-imposed( 志愿的 ), and you have only yourself to 43 . The decisions you make 44 your study habits will be a 45 factor in your success, or lack of success in college. 46 , you will discover that your instructors 47 the ones you have had previously.

They will expect you to 48 more 48 in your study habits and time management. Remember that much of your learning takes place outside the classroom. Your instructor will give you additional help outside of class if there is evidence that you are putting maximum effort into course. 49 your abilities and skill mastery, you will need to manage your time effectively in order to succeed in college. A schedule 50 efficient use of time will enable you to include both work and play. When you get a job, you will soon discover that you do not work only when you wish and as you wish. (221 words)

41. A. On the other hand B. On the one hand C. Nevertheless D. Therefore

42. A. if B. whether C. why D. who

43. A. turn to B. answer to C. respond to D. act as

44. A. of B. to C. towards D. concerning

45. A. determining B. demanding C. deciding D. depending

46. A. However B. Nevertheless C. In addition D. Except that

47. A. differ from B. are similar to C. differ in D. are alike

48. A. take …part B. throw … yourself C. plunge… yourself D. take… initiative

49. A. In spite of B. Concerning C. Regardless of D. On the condition of

50. A. related to B. carried on C. relied on D. based on




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