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广东省成人高等教育学士学位 外语水平考试模拟试题(十四) 英语试卷一
Part I Dialogue Completion (15 points) Directions: There are 15 short incomplete dialogues in this part, each followed by 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one to complete the dialogue and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center. 1. Jane: It shouldn’t take long to clear up after the party if we all volunteer to help. Michael: That’s right. ____________ A. The sooner begin, the sooner done. B. Something is better than nothing. C. The more the merrier. D. Many hands make light work. 2. Bob: Hi, Tom. Haven’t seen you for ages. How is everything with you? Tom: ___________. A. That’s very kind of you C. Thank you B. Fine, thank you D. It’s good with me.

3. May: Thank you for the wonderful meal. It was so delicious. Mrs. Sun: _____________. A. Don’t be too polite C. Thanks. Glad you liked it B. The food was very poor D. Really? I’m a bad cook

4. Stranger: Excuse me, can you tell me the way to the Blackwell’s Inn? Peter: _____________. A. Yes, I can. I’m a native here C. Yes, a bus will take you there B. I can’t tell you that D. Sure. Take bus No. 211.

5. Susan:I wonder if you could drive me to the airport. Teddy: ____________. A. I’d be glad to C. I think so B. Oh, it’s my duty D. It’s accepted

6. Bill: Well, Tom. I’m sorry I must be off now.

Tom: ______. I hope to hear from you soon. A. Enjoy yourself C. Keep in touch B. That’s all right D. Cheer up

7. Mr. William: I’d like to invite you to dinner this Sunday, Mr. Smith. Mr. Smith: ________. A. Oh, no, let’s not B. I’d rather stay at home C. Thank you, but I have other plans D. Oh, that’ll be too much trouble

8. Tim: How was the football match between Italy and England last night? Jack:_________. A. It was a good deal C. It was an afterthought B. It was a tie game D. It’s hard to believe

9. Pauline: Thank you ever so much for your help with my math. Anna: ________. A. Glad to hear that C. You are too polite B. Not worth thinking D. Think nothing of it

10. Sian: You should have thanked her before you left. Mori: _________. But when I was leaving I couldn’t find her anywhere. A. I meant to C. She was in a hurry B. I did D. She must be unhappy

11. Jenny: May I use your camera this afternoon? Jimmy: _____________, but Nancy came in and borrowed it just now. Jenny: Never mind. A. Do as you please C. I’m sorry B. Yes, you may D. As luck would have it

12. Mom: Johnny, where are the cookies? Don’t tell me you ate them all! Johnny: Yes, I did. _____________. i. I just couldn’t bear it C. They were too good to eat B. I just couldn’t help it D. They were kept for too long

13. Katherine: My husband was just found to have a lung disease. Susie: _______ You must be very upset. Katherine: I am. A. Oh, that’s unfair. B. Oh, that’s a shame! C. Oh, that’s disgusting! D. Oh, that’s a disgrace!

14. Prof. Smith: Come in. What can I do for you? Monica: Prof. Smith, are you giving your advanced mathematics course again next semester? Prof. Smith: _________ A. Yes. I’m planning to. B. Do you want to attend it? C. You are welcome to attend it. D. Yes. Do you want me to offer it? 15. Steven: Phil, you look tired. Did you have a busy day? Phil: _______ I could go to sleep right here in the office. A: Yes, it was. B. No, I didn’t. C. Surely I was. D. I certainly did.

Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points) Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each of the passages is followed by 5 questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center. Passage One Why don’t birds get lost on their long migratory flights? Scientists have puzzled over this question for many years. Now they’re beginning to fill in the blanks. Not long ago, experiments showed that birds rely on the sun to guide them during daylight hours. But what about birds that fly mainly by night? Tests with artificial stars have proved conclusively that certain night-flying birds are able to follow the stars in their long-distance flights.

One such bird—a warbler—had spent its lifetime in a cage and had never flown under a natural sky. Yet it showed an inborn ability to use the stars for guidance. The bird’s cage was placed under an artificial star-filled sky at migration time. The bird tried to fly in the same direction as that taken by his outdoor cousins. Any change in the position of the make-believe stars caused a change in the direction of his flight, Scientists think that warblers, when flying in daylight, use the sun for guidance. But the stars are apparently their chief means of direction-finding. What do they do when the stars are hidden by clouds? Apparently they find their way by such landmarks as mountain ranges, coast line, and river courses. But when it’ s too dark to see these, the warblers circle helplessly, unable to get their directions. 16. The reasons why birds don’t get lost on migratory flights _____. A. are known to everyone B. will probably remain unknown C. have been discovered only recently D. have been known to scientists for years 17. Birds that fly mainly at night follow _____. A. the stars B. the moon C. artificial stars D. the natural sky 18. The experiment with the warbler indicated that ______. A. some birds cannot fly at night B. birds have to be taught to find directions C. a bird that has been caged will not migrate D. some birds can follow the stars when flying at night 19. Warblers migrate ______. A. only once during their lifetime B. when they are freed from their cages C. using what is apparently an inborn ability D. only with the guidance of his outdoor cousins 20. When the stars are hidden by clouds, warblers ______. A. circle helplessly

B. rely on landmarks C. can’t see mountain ranges D. are unable to get their directions Passage Two When Louis Braille was three years old, he became blind in both eyes as the result of an accident in his father’s shop. His father, determined that Louis should not suffer the usual fate of blind persons at that time and become a beggar, kept him in the village school until he was ten and then entered him in the Institution des Jeunes Aveugles in Paris. Louis learned to read from the three books engraved in large raised letters in the Institution library, did brilliantly well both in academic work and at the piano, and was soon helping to teach the younger children. In 1819, the same year that Louis entered the Institution, Charles Barbier, an army captain, reported to the Academy of Sciences on a system of raised dots and dashes which enabled soldiers to read messages in the dark. Later, Barbier brought his invention to the Institution. After experimenting with it, young Braille produced a writing system using only dots, from which he gradually devised 63 separate combinations representing the letters in the French alphabet. (at the request of an Englishman, he later added “w”), accents, punctuation marks, and mathematical signs. Although government prevented immediate official adoption, his system was used at the Institution as long as the director, Dr. Pignier, was in office. The new director insisted on returning to the officially approved former system, but students continued to use Braille’ s method secretly. Eventually, its superiority was established and it was adopted throughout France. 21. Louis Braille first learned to read with the aid of ______. A. his father B. the village schoolteacher C. special books at the Institution D. Captain Barbier’s system of dots and dashes

22. Louis Braille did all of the following EXCEPT ______. A. teaching young children at the Institution B. learning to play musical instruments well C. developing a reading system for the blind D. encouraging students to use his method secretly 23. Charles Barbier originally devised his writing system for ______. A. blind children B. military personnel

C. the French government D. the Academy of Sciences 24. Louis Braille devised his writing system _______. A. from combinations of dots B. at an Englishman’s request C. to help Charles Barbier in his work D. to enable soldiers to read in the dark 25. The Institution was not able to adopt Braille’s method officially for some time because ________. A. the students preferred the former method B. the students used Braille’s method secretly C. The new director insisted on the official method D. the superiority of Braille’s method had not yet been established

Passage Three Money spent on advertising is money spent as well as any I know of. It serves directly to assist distribution of goods at reasonable prices, thereby establishing a firm home market and so making it possible to provide for export at competitive prices. By drawing attention to new ideas, it helps enormously to raise standards of living. By helping to increase demand, it ensures an increased need for labor, and is therefore an effective way to fight unemployment. It lowers the cost of many services: without ads your daily newspaper would cost four times as much, the price of your TV license would need to be doubled, and travel by bus or tube would cost fifty percent more. And perhaps most important of all, ads provides a guarantee of reasonable value in the products and services you buy. Apart from the fact that twenty-seven Acts of Parliament govern the terms of advertising, no regular advertiser dare promote products that fail to live up to the promise of his ads. He might fool some people for a little while through misleading ads. He will not do so for long, for mercifully the public has the good sense not to buy the inferior article more than once. If you see an article consistently advertised, it is the surest proof I know that the article does what is claimed for it, and that it represents good value. Advertising does more for the material benefit of the community than any other force I can think of. There is one more point I feel I ought to touch upon. Recently I heard a well-known TV personality declare that he was against advertising because it persuades rather than informs. He was drawing excessively fine distinctions. Of course advertising seeks to persuade.

If its message were confined merely to information---and that in itself would be difficult if not impossible to achieve, for even a detail such as the choice of color of a shirt is subtly persuasive---advertising would be so boring that no one would pay any attention. But perhaps that is what the well-known TV personality wants. 26. By the first sentence of the passage, the author means that __________. A. he is quite familiar with the cost of advertising B. everyone knows advertising is costly C. advertising costs money like everything else D. it is worthwhile to spend money on advertising 27. According to the passage, which of the following is NOT mentioned as the advantage of advertising? A. Securing greater fame B. Providing more jobs C. Enhancing living standards D. Reducing media cost 28. The author thinks that the well-known TV personality is _________. A. very precise in his comment on ads B. reasonable in making the comment C. partial in his view of advertising D. funny in misleading the audience 29. In the author’s opinion, __________. A. advertising benefits people by providing information B. advertising seldom misleads people with information C. there is nothing wrong with ads in persuading buyers D. advertising with only information is a waste of money 30. The author’s attitude to advertising is _________. A. negative C. ridiculous B. positive D. not clear

Passage Four In spite of Iraq’s decision to stop oil deliveries, the 11-nation Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will not increase production to make up the shortfall, ministers decided Tuesday in Vienna.

The 11 oil ministers decided to meet again on July 3 to discuss the Iraq temporary stop. The organization’s president, Charkid Khelil of Algeria, said after the meeting that stocks were high and prices were stable, so quota (配额) increases were not necessary. The E.U. Commission has expressed concern about Iraq’s output stop. A speaker said OPEC had to take all possible measures to keep or lower the oil price. Saudi Arabia’s Minister Ali-Nuaimi had earlier said there would not be any shortfall of oil in the market. The organization had already taken steps to fill the gap, he said. OPEC Secretary General Ali Rodriguez added that the period of the Iraq stop to export was not known, so other exporters were not going to lift quotas yet. If the market was destabilized (不稳定), a suitable response would be made. Iraq on Monday stopped shipments of crude oil to protest against the U.N. Security Council’s decision to extend the oil-for-food programme by only a month, instead of the normal six-month renewal (延期). Just before the Vienna meeting, oil prices had gone up, with a barrel of OPEC crude oil selling for 27.05 dollars last Friday. North sea oil was at 29.26 dollars Monday evening. OPEC wanted the oil price to stay within a margin of 22 to 28 dollars and achieved that with cuts in January and March that reduced 2.5 million barrels per day off quotas. 31. “The organization” in Paragraph 2 refers to A. OPEC C. APEC B. the E.U. D. WTO . .

32. The 11 oil ministers decided to meet on July 3 so that A. they can persuade Iraq to continue oil production B. they can discuss the effects of Iraq’s temporary stop C. they can have a talk with the U.N. Security Council D. they can make up their minds to increase oil production 33. About Iraq’s output stop the E.U. Commission was A. active B. concerned C. cold D. surprised . .

34. Iraq decided to stop oil deliveries because

A. the U.N. has decided to shorten the time for the oil-for-food programme B. oil price is too low in the international market C. many oil wells were destroyed during the Iraqi war D. it couldn’t get enough money to develop its economy 35. OPEC wanted the oil price to__________ immediately after Iraq’s crude oil output stop. A. rise above 29 dollars C. stay rather stable B. fall near 22 dollars D. fluctuate dramatically

Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points) Directions: There are 40 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center. 36. This is clearly a promising ___________ to a serious national problem A. means C. method B. approach D. way

37. The Waste Land, Eliot’s most important single poem, has been _________ as a landmark of the 20th-century English poetry. A. shouted C. despised B. condemned D. hailed

38. There is no ________ for tastes, which explains why people have different likes and dislikes. A. good C. way B. use D. accounting

39. The _____________ of scientific discoveries to industrial production methods has impelled the rapid development of the world’s economy. A. usage C. application B. employment D. utilization

40. The United States won most of the track and field events. ________, in swimming, the top three places went to Americans. A. Contrarily C. Unexpectedly B. Similarly D. Hopefully

41. Last year we bought the house, but we did not move in because we haven’t finished decorating the _________ of the house. A. inner C. interior B. inward D. internal

42. The manager of the company will offer $5.000 _________ to whoever can solve the problem of water pollution. A. price C. award B. prize D. reward

43. you should listen carefully and be patient when________. A. spoken to C. speaking to B. speak D. you are speaking to

44. With the quickening ________ of life, people turn farther and farther away from conventional social etiquettes and values. A. ratio C. pace B. rate D. temper

45. Applicants for that position ________ in their education backgrounds and working experiences. A. vary C. reverse B. alter D. change

46. Last night I heard a ________ news report that s kind of mysterious disease was spreading in the country. A. frightened C. excited B. exciting D. frightening

47. Although all humans share the same set of genes, ___________ can inherit different forms of a given gene, making each person genetically unique. A. persons C. individuals B. peoples D. beings

48. Goodness, economy, and honesty are considered as some universal ________ a man should have. A. habits C. characters B. customs D. virtues

49. It is quite necessary for a senior manager to have good manners and ________ knowledge. A. extensive C. excessive B. intensive D. expensive

50. We are sorry to hear that your application for the job has been _____. A. turned down C. turned back B. turned away D. turned in

51. Some of the most important breakthroughs in engineering should be _________ to mathematical researches. A. contributed C. attributed B. summed up D. delivered

52. The police ______ her for helping the thief to run away. A. prevented C. arrested B. caught D. searched

53. Apart from two or three very cold weeks in January, it is generally ______ in this part of the country. A. mild C. soft B. plain D. calm

54. To avoid various mistakes _________ by mankind, we used to resort to some superhuman genius, who might also turn out not so reliable. A. conducted C. committed B. contributed D. completed

55. We have sent many people to enquire about your family members in different places and we will keep you________ if we have any news. A. informed C. intelligent B. known D. unknown

56. He impressed his employer deeply and ________ he was promoted. A. however C. before long B. yet D. very unlikely

57. History is _________ a subject which only lets us know something in history. A. not more than C. no more B. less than D. no longer

58. _________might be expected, the response to the question was very difficult. A. That C. It B. As D. What

59. They came back late at night, utterly ____.

A. be exhausted C. exhausted

B. exhausting D. felt exhausted

60. To our great disappointment, neither of the toys _____ to the children. A. appeal C. are appealing B. appeals D. is appealed

61. Selecting a mobile phone for my own use is no easy task because technology _________so rapidly. A. has changed C. will have changed B. is changing D. will change

62. I _________ ping-pong quite well, but I haven’t had time to play for some time. A. played C. play B. have played D. will play

63. Hydrogen is the fundamental element of the universe _________ it provides the building blocks from which the other elements are produced. A. so that C. in that B. but that D. provided that

64. A safety analysis __________ the target as a potential danger. Unfortunately, it was never done. A. would identify C. will identify B. would have identified D. will have identified

65. The article opens and closes with descriptions of two anecdotes, each __________ one major point in contrast with the other. A. makes C. is to make B. made D. making

66. The manager, _________factory my father used to play an important role, is considering traveling around the world. A. in which C. whose B. in whose D. of which

67. It was not what he said but __________he spoke that made me think he was lying.

A. the way C. the way which

B. in the way D. by the way

68. Although he knew little about the work done in the field of physics, he succeeded _________other experienced experts failed. A. which C. where B. that D. what

69. The electronics industry __________ developing the technology until now. A. hasn’t been more concerned with B. hasn’t been more concerned for C. has been more concerned with D. has been more concerned for 70. It won’t do them any good, but it won’t do them any harm _________. A. either C. too B. neither D. also

71. He has ______ strange hobbies like collecting bottle tops and inventing secret codes. A. gone in for C. gone on B. gone with D. gone through with

72. Since there are no buses available because of the heavy snow, we ______ stay at home. A. had better to C. would rather not B. might as well D. ought to have

73. Peter is really ________ stubborn to accept anyone’s advice in dealing with this problem. A. so C. too B. very D. much

74. She made a note of it _________she might forget. A. so that C. in order that B. in case D. in hope

75. He was so busily engaged in his work that he did not ___________ to us. A. stop talking C. start talking B. stop to talk D. start to talk

Part IV Cloze Test (10 points) Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each numbered blank, there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center. Jules Verne was born on 8 February, 1821, in Nantes, 76 his father, Pierre Verne, was a successful lawyer. At sixteen Jules entered his father’s law firm, and in 1848 he went to Paris to complete his law studies. At about this time he wanted to become a dramatist. 77 Alexander Dumas’ help, his one –act play, Broken Straws,was produced in 1850. 78 he supported himself by writing for journals. He was 79 that the whole future of man lay in science and decided to write a series of science fiction books. 80 working for a theatre, he was able to devote his spare time to every book about exploration and discovery he could find. Then he fell in love with a young widow and married her. In 1863 he published his first book Five Weeks in a Balloon, an adventure story 81 on his ideas about the future of ballooning. Then on board one of his boats he wrote Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. It was published in 1870 and brought him great success. He became one of the most popular writers in France. His best known work, 82 , is, Round the World in Eighty Days, which was published in 1873. 83 in these modern times, when it is possible to make the journey round the world 84 air in half the number of hours Verne predicted, the story still has the power to interest, excite and thrill. It will continue to do so 85 books are read. 76. A. where 77. A. because 78. A. Thus 79. A. convinced 80. A. As 81. A. followed 82. A. however 83. A. Just 84. A. in 85. A. if B. when B. as B. At first B. believed B. Even if B. based B. but B. Ever B. on B. even if C. which C. with C. Firstly C. forced C. While C. supported C. while C. As C. with C. as long as D. that D. under D. So D. persuaded D. Though D. written D. anyhow D. Even D. by D. once

英语试卷二
Part V Writing (15 points) Directions: You are to write in 100-120 words on the topic “Relationship between Teachers and Students” . You should base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below: 1. 近来,有个别师生关系恶化的报道 2. 当代的师生关系应该是什么样 3. 举例说明

广东省成人高等教育学士学位 外语水平考试模拟试题(十四) 英语试卷一
Part I Dialogue Completion (15 points) 1. D 11. C 2. B 3. C 4. D 5. A 6. C 7. C 8. B 9. D 10. A 12. B 13. A 14. A 15. D

Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points) 16. C 26. D 17. A 27. A 18. D 28. C 19. C 29. C 20. B 30. B 21. C 31. A 22. D 32. B 23. B 33. B 24.A 34. A 25. C 35. C

Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points) 36. D 46. D 56. C 66. B 37. B 47. C 57. A 67. A 38. D 48. D 58. B 68. C 39. C 49. A 59. C 69. A 40. B 50. A 60. B 70. A 41. C 51. C 61. A 71. A 42. C 52. C 62. C 72. B 43. A 53. A 63. C 73. C 44. C 54. C 64. B 74. B 45. A 55. A 65. D 75. B

Part IV Cloze Test (10 points) 76. A 77. C 78. B 79. A 80. C 81. B 82. A 83. D 84. D 85. C

英语试卷二
Part V Writing (15 points) 参考作文 Recently it has been reported that in some places the relationship between the teachers and the students is going worse. Some students don’t respect their teachers, and there is even quarreling and fighting between the two sides. For both the teachers and students, school is the place whey they spend most of their day. So it means a lot to both of them for them to maintain a good relationship. In my opinion, the ideal relationship between them is more like friends. The teachers love and understand the students, while the students respect and communicate their thoughts freely with the teachers. This ideal situation can only be achieved by effective communication. It takes both parties to make efforts in order to reach the goals. (124 words)