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2005 年广东省成人高等教育学士学位外语水平考试
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. Client: Hello. May I speak to Mr. Smith? Secretary: A. Hello. Who're you, please? C. Hello. Thanks for calling. Roommate B: A. Sorry! Is it disturbing you? C. I'm afraid so. Tom: A. No. I have to prepare for the exam. B. Yes, though I have to take the exam. C. Oh, I'd love to. But I'm afraid. D. Oh, really! What time should I come? 4. Son: I'm terribly sorry, Mom. I've broken an Italian vase. Mom: A. Oh, that doesn't matter. C. Oh, what a shame! 5. Jane: Hello. Danny: Hi, Jane. Is John there, please? Jane: A. Sorry. I don't know where he is. B. Sorry. He's not here right now. C. No. He's not here at the moment. D. No. He's away. Call back later. 6. Teacher: You're late again! Student: Sorry, A. I'm afraid I've overslept C. I won't do that anymore Host: A. Yeah, it's really late. Do as you like. B. Won't you stay for another cup of tea? C. It's OK. Please walk slowly. D. Why do you want to go now? B. but I need more sleep D. but it's my own business Any message? B. Oh, I'm so sorry about that. D. Oh, dear, how awful it is! B. Really? It's not my fault. D. It's none of your business. B. I'm sorry. He's at a meeting now. D. Speaking, please.

2. Roommate A: I wish you wouldn't have your radio so loud.

3. Mary: We're having a few people over for a dinner Friday. We'd love to have you.

7. Guest: Oh, it's ten o'clock. I must be leaving now.

8. Cathy: Do you mind opening the door for me? Robert: A. That's all right C. Yes, I'II do it Linda: Quite well. And you? Katherine: Pretty good. How's your husband? Linda: Oh, we've got divorced' Katherine: A. It's really a problem. C. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. Passenger: It's Paine, Sarah Paine. Customs officer: ? Passenger: It's P-A-I-N-E. A. How to pronounce your last name B. How could I speak your last name C. How do you spell your last name D. What's your last name, please 11. Stranger: . Do you know where the nearest bank is, please? Resident: Sure. It's on King Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue. Stranger: Thank you. A. Excuse me C. Help me Peter: B. Trouble you D. Forgive me . What kind of party you mean? B. Feels great D. Looks nice B. Hope you'll get better. D. What a shame! B. Not at all D. It's nothing

9. Katherine: Haven't seen you for ages, Linda! How are you getting on?

10. Customs officer: Could I have your name, please?

12. Mary: Peter, would you like to go to a party this Sunday? Mary: It's a birthday party. A. Seems all right C. Sounds good Lily: A. Yes. But it isn't so as you said B. No, it's not that beautiful. Yours is better C. Actually, I don't like it very much D. Oh, thank you. I just got it yesterday 14. John: May I use your Computer this afternoon, Susie? Susie: Sure, but I have to finish typing my term paper today. John: A. Thank you just the same C. Do as you please Doctor:

13. Susan: That's a beautiful skirt you have on!

B. Never mind it D. Oh, I’m sorry

15. Patient: I feel terrible today. My stomach doesn't feel well at all.

A. It serves you right B. Remember. Don't do that again C. You should take something for it D. That's too bad for your health

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
Michael Phelps has already been considered by some as the greatest all-around competitor in the history of his sport. At the 2004 U.S. Trials, Phelps qualified for Athens in six individual events across every possible stroke. He finally earned five titles of Olympic champion. Should Phelps match Mark Spitz's record in Athens or Beijing in 2008, he will earn a $1 million bonus from his sponsor. Michael Phelps was born on June 30, 1985. His father was a good athlete, and passed his ability on to his kids. Michael's coach told Michael's mother that her son was a rare talent. Long-limbed with big hands and feet, he took to instruction very well, loved to work hard and never seemed nervous in competition. By all accounts, his frame is perfect for a swimmer. His big hands and feet are like paddles(桨) in the water. The butterfly is his signature stroke, but he's shown the ability to dominate in any event. In 1999, Michael broke a record in the 200-meter butterfly for the 20-year-old age group at the Junior Nationals. At 15, Michael became the youngest swimmer to compete Sydney Olympics for the U.S. in 68 years. In an astonishing performance, he medaled six times and set five world records. Michael won the 200-rneter butterfly with a new world mark, and also turned in record times in the 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley (混合泳) doing so on the same day, which was a first in swimming history. Outside of his swimming career, Michael was a normal teenager. He didn't like getting out of the bed in the morning; but refused to slow down once his day began. Michael has his sights set on more than Olympic glory. He wants to transform his sport the way other great athletes like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods have. 16. Which of the following is the biggest achievement of Michael Phelps so far? A. Six individual events across every possible stroke. B. Five titles of Olympic champion. C. An all-around competitor in the history of swimming. D. Breaking of a record in the 200-meter butterfly. 17. From Paragraph 1 it can be inferred that the passage was written A. just before Athens 2004 B. immediately after Athens 2004 C. right in 2005 D. at a time between 2004 and 2005 18. Michael Phelps turned to be the youngest American swimmer A. in 2000, when he attended Sydney Olympics B. in an astonishing performance at home in the U.S. C. in 1999, when he broke a record in the 200-meter butterfly D. in 2004, when he attended Athens 2004



19. began.

hating to get out of his bed in the morning, Michael Phelps wouldn't slow down once his day A. Once C. As B. Despite of D. Though .

20. The last sentence of the passage tells us that Michael Phelps is so ambitious as to A. become the greatest world record breaker in sport history B. be by far the greatest sportsman with Olympic glory C. win many more gold medals for the U.S. D. remake history of his sport like M. Jordan and T. Woods

Passage Two
Most personnel managers agree that job interviews are one of the 1east objective recruitment methods. But the advantages of testing are not going to change the attraction of the interview to employers. The appeal of the interview has everything to do with the human factor. Most people believe that they are a reasonable judge of character and trust their instinctive feelings. We might use some kind of test to aid the selection process, but we usually pick a candidate who interviews well, has good qualifications and an impressive work record. But suppose the candidate lies or is less than completely honest. "This can be a serious problem for employers", explains Alan Conrad, Chief Executive at Optimus Recruitment. "The most difficult liars to find are those who tell half-truths rather than complete lies." Research shows that up to 75 percent of resumes are inaccurate on purpose. The most common practice is omission. Interviewer should therefore concentrate on areas of uncertainty such as gaps between periods of employment and job descriptions that seem strange. "Focusing on these areas will force candidates to tell the truth or become increasingly dishonest. This is usually when people sisal their anxiety by their body language. Sweat on the upper lip, false smiles and nervous hand movements all indicate discomfort." Conrad does not suggest an aggressive policy-style interview technique, but insists that close inspection of a resume is absolutely essential. Only by asking the right questions can you confirm the suitability of the candidate or put pressure on those who are being less than completely honest. 21. The best title of this passage can be A. Disadvantages of Job Interviews B. Advantages of Job Interviews C. How to Catch Out the Dishonest Candidate D. How to Find a Job by Tricks 22. The liars hard to recognize are those who tell A. partial truths C. complete truths A. By using their body language. B. By telling some unbelievable lies. C. By leaving out some necessary information. D. By providing more information than needed. 24. In order to pick up a qualified and an honest candidate, Conrad suggests that we A. correct the resumes intentionally



B. mainly truths D. complete lies

23. How were the job applicants able to lie without being detected?


B. compare one's resume with others' C. examine the resumes carefully D. inspect the candidates aggressively 25. What is the author's attitude towards job interviews? A. Suspicious. C. Most objective. B. Credulous. D. Too subjective.

Passage Three
Our world is wonderful with birds that are absolutely amazing and unbelievable. One kind of such birds is the coot--a clumsy bird so unloved that its name implies something of an old fool. "The bird has a remarkable ability to recognize and count its eggs," says behavioral ecologist Bruce Lyon of the University of California at Santa Cruz. Coots need to be tricky because of the unusual way the animals compete: One coot will put its eggs secretly into another's nest to hick the host into raising the invader's eggs. But nest owners use their wits to fight back, Lyon finds. Over four summers, Lyon monitored 400 coot nests near Williams Lake in central British Columbia, tagging the eggs with a marker. Of these, 160 coot nests received eggs from unrelated coots. The hosts generally were not fooled, however. About half the time, coot parents rejected the strange eggs completely, usually by burying them deep in the nest. "Foreign eggs were not disappearing by chance--and that can only mean the birds were recognizing them," Lyon says. Apparently, the coots were alerted by the unfamiliar colors and patterns on the foreign eggs. In other cases, the parents pushed the foreign eggs to an unfavorable position at the border area of the nest, where there is less heat for hatching. Even if a mother coot didn't remove the foreign eggs from her nest, she continued to lay a normal hatch number of her own eggs, despite the apparent extra foreign eggs. Lyon thinks that means the coots somehow kept a count of both their own eggs and the suspicious ones: "That coots can distinguish their own eggs from the foreign ones is a rare but very convincing example of counting in a wild animal world," the ecologist concluded. 26. The meaning of the bird's name "coot" probably is A. secret and unbelievable C. wonderful and amazing A. the eggs from foreign countries C. the eggs of the nest owners A. To hatch other coots' eggs. B. To protect their own eggs C. To steal some eggs from other nests. D. To put their own eggs into others' nests. 29. Which would the nest owners do with the foreign eggs according to the passage? I. Burying them deep in the nests. II. Pushing them aside to an unfavorable area. Ⅲ. Hatching them as their own. A. I andⅡ C. I only B. I,Ⅱand Ⅲ D. II only


B. old and silly D. unusual and remarkable B. the eggs unable to be hatched D. the eggs of the invaders

27. In the passage, "foreign eggs" refers to __.

28. Which of the following is the particular way coots often compete?

30. Which of the following is the particular ability the ecologist believes that the coot has? A. To be alert to the foreign eggs. C. To trick other coots. B. To recognize and count its own eggs. D. To fight back the tricks.

Passage Four
National Aviation and Space Administration (NASA) and its partners in the International Space Station have agreed in principle to let a 28-year-old South African become the second paying tourist on the orbiting outpost, the U.S. space agency said on Tuesday. Internet magnate Mark Shuttleworth signed a contract on Dec. 4 with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (RASA) to fly aboard a Soyuz space taxi to the station in April 2002, almost exactly a year after U.S. millionaire Dennis Tito became the first to experience space as a paying guest. NASA spokeswoman Kristen Larson said by telephone: "We've agreed in principle to the flight of Mr. Shuttleworth. However, there are some final details that need to be taken care of." Larson would not say what details needed resolving, but said the station's international partners--including the space agencies of Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada had drafted a set of requirements for space travelers coveting "physical ability, psychological ability, language ability" and "length and appropriateness of training." Outgoing commander Frank Culbertson of the space station said the new crew replacing his was going to be extremely busy. "The station is for workers, and it puts an additional burden on the crew to have people up here that are not doing science or conducting experiments that are productive. This is a workplace, a laboratory, a research facility," he said. Space Adventures chief Eric Anderson said he could not disclose what Shuttleworth was paying for the trip, but added that a Russian official had been quoted as saying the price was no worse than Tito's fare, which was widely reported to be $20 million. 31. Who was the first space tourist according to the passage? A. Mark Shuttleworth. C. Kristen Larson. B. Dennis Tito. D. Eric Anderson.

32. Which of the following is NOT included in the requirements for space travelers? A. Mentally and physically healthy enough. B. Communicative skills in language. C. Sufficient experience in conducting laboratory work. D. Enough long and proper training for flight. 33. Why is the space station reluctant to receive more paying tourists according to Frank Culbertson? A. Because a paying tourist may be ignorant of the space research work. B. Because the paying tourists have to pay too much to gain space experience. C. Because the space station isn't big enough for the paying tourists. D. Because as a place for doing research, the station should be highly efficient. 34. "An outgoing commander" can probably be one who __. A. is a supervisor over the space station work B. has his own crew members C. is extremely capable D. is going to be out of duty 35. To be the second paying space tourist, one has to primarily __. A. pay a sum of money less than Tito's fare

B. do more mental and physical exercises C. receive necessary training voluntarily D. pay a sum of money no less than Tito' s fare

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. If workers had been paid decent wages, profits __ so great. A. wouldn't have been C. would be actually lose ability to learn. A. desire C. need 38. There is nothing and well. A. specific C. particular A, spoke out C. worked out image. A. stored C. maintained A. thus far C. solar A. that C. what A. allowance C. rewards willing or not. A. however C. no matter whether A. that C. such that B. whatever D. no matter if B. because D. so that

B. would have been D. were not to be to learn; they

37. If students can't focus on the spoken word of the teacher, they not only lose B. power D. wish

about a native English-speaking teacher except that he speaks English easily B. especial D. special B. broke out D. figured out

39. I __ that most people who wanted to buy our newspaper were either moving or getting married.

40. The Eiffel Tower, symbol of innovative technique at the end of the 19th century, has __ its universal B. continued D. preserved B. as far as D. by far B. which D. as B. praise D. grants their children are

41. Amazon is __ the largest remaining rainforest area left on our planet.

42. The best thing __ happened to me was finding my best friend, Katrina.

43. Life presents many barriers, and all too often those who work hardest may not receive great

44. Now almost all the parents want their children to learn the piano or the violin,

45. Homework in American schools is often minimal __ the children have plenty of time to watch television.

46. It is largely thanks to the variable climate in England __ the English pay so much attention to the work on their homes and gardens. A. in which C. where 47. Life on Earth is __ varied and complex. A. amazedly C. amazingly A. one of another C. that of another A. stay C. study A. regulate C. adopt A. dropped down C. dropped by A. transferred C. exchanged A. violently C. originally service. A, process C. excess A. nothing but C. none but A. by means of C. in place of 57. A. Take up C. Take off 58. It started raining, so she A. made up C. made for B. access D. success B. no other Wan D. anyone but B. by way of D. in terms of B. Take on D. Take after the nearest house. B. made out D. made off their failures to bad luck.

B. for which D. that B. amusingly D. amusedly . B. one another D. another in. B. gear D. major B. coordinate D. adapt B. dropped off D. dropped out to the London branch. B. moved D. transmitted B. intensively D. extremely to the health

48. In terms of education systems, one cannot say that one system in one country is better than

49. When I started applying to colleges, I definitely had no idea what I wanted to

50. The new immigrants found it hard to __ themselves, to the climate of the country.

51. One day while looking for a job, I __ the Chicano Youth Center, which offered me an after-school job.

52. The newly promoted assistant manager expressed a wish to be

53. The relationship between China and India has been __ studied recently.

54. Over a third of the population in that African country was estimated to have no

55. When he arrived at the village, he found __ the aged and the sick at home.

56. Which sport is the most expensive __ training equipment, players' personal equipment and uniforms?

your jacket, please. The room is very warm.

59. Those who failed in the entrance examinations are likely to

A. distribute C. contribute not practicable. A. was C. be A. that C. what 62. The spy was supposed to A. have escaped C. escape 63. The lady was made A. standing C. to stand A. will C. is A. as for C. as regards 66.

B. retribute D. attribute

60. The new findings by the research crew suggested that the government's housing plans B. were D. should be they are asked to. B. whether D. which disguised as a woman in the supermarket. B. had escaped D. escaped on the floor waiting for ten minutes before attended to. B. stood D. stand B. shall D. are to lock up his mouth. B. as if D. as

61. In this company fewer and fewer employees are willing to do

64. A doctor, along with a group of young nurses, __ going to demonstrate the heart operation process.

65. When the young man was about to speak, his friend looked at him,

, we made a plan for the future study. A. Having summarized our present work B. Being summarized our present work C. Summarized our present work D. Summarizing our present work

67. Tom Smith wished that his parents A. have not been C. were not of work. A. like C. as

in the stricken area when the earthquake occurred. B. had. not been D. are not

68. Some people are not so much interested in what a man does __ how he came to choose that particular line B. when D. so guided by professionals for their new scheme of

69. The proposal that business companies developments was accepted without disagreement. A. was C. be 70. The doctor A. led C. alerted A. involved B. were D. are

me to the danger of not getting enough rest while working overtime. B. persuaded D. reminded in questionable deals. B. lost

71. It seems quite unbelievable that a man like Jeremy could be

C. participated a hearing. A. prior C. superior 73. The dean of the Physics Department collections. A. distributed C. separated A. conservation C. storage A. possibility C. capacity

D. token to that time she requested

72. The lady's appointment would be terminated as of September 29, unless B. junior D. inferior

for the university library many outstanding private book B. secured D. contributed . B. preservation D. reserve . B. likelihood D. potential

74. Large amount of oil imports puts a heavy burden on the country's gold

75. The ultimate goal of this dance college is to fully bring out the students' artistic

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. A daily dose of laughter may be good for the heart because it makes blood vessels work more efficiently. Depression, 76 the other hand, can raise the risk of dying from heart failure, a separate 77 at a meeting of the American College of Cardiology in Florida, show 79 we do recommend that you try to study found. The two studies,

how psychological factors can 78 a person's health. "We don't recommend that you laugh and not exercise, daily 80 laugh on a regular basis. Thirty minutes of exercise three times a week, and fifteen minutes of laughter on a is probably good for the vascular(脉管的) system," said Dr. Michael Miller. 81 83 two movies, one humorous, 82 stressful, to Miller and his colleagues at the school at the lining of the vessels and found that blood

twenty healthy volunteers and tested the function of their blood vessels. The researchers specifically looked was reduced in fourteen of the twenty volunteers 84 85 they 35% after stressful movie cuttings. But blood flowed more freely in nineteen of the twenty subjects laughed at funny movie segments. Average blood flow increased 22% during laughter, and during mental stress, the researchers told the meeting. 76. A. in 77. A. presented 78. A. effect 79. A. nevertheless 80. A. basis 81. A. illustrated 82. A. two 83. A. pressure 84. A. when 85. A. lessened B. by B. presents B. affect B. still B. basic B. displayed B. one B. function B. while B. lowered C. at C. presenting C. influence C. but C. base C. exhibited C. other C. flow C. during C. lowed

D. on D. to present D. interrupt D. otherwise D. based D. showed D. second D. vessel D. since D. decreased

Part V Writing(15 points)
Direction: you are to write in 100-120 words about tile title "My Ideal Job".You should base your composition on the out-line given in Chinese below: 1.什么是你心目中理想的工作?说明理由。 2.为找到这份理想的工作,你应如何努力去做?