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  第四部分 外语运用能力测试(英语)
  (50题,每小题2分,满分100分)
  

  Part One Vocabulary Structure
  Directions:
  There are ten incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked ABCD, Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
  

  1. E-commerce has witnessed a ________growth these years.
  A fixed
  B stable
  C steady
  D regular
  

  2. The researchers have come up with numerous explanations to ________their failure.
  A excuse
  B justify
  C admit
  D avoid
  

  3. It was ________me no interpret the thoughts summing behind his eyes.
  A below
  B beyond
  C past
  D above
  

  4. All ________was needed was one final push to close the deal.
  A that
  B what
  C there
  D which
  

  5. I wouldn’t recommend you go mountain-climbing at this time of year because it is ____.
  A much too hot
  B too much hot
  C too much heat
  D very much heat
  

  6. He has no alternative but ____ to ask his sister for help.
  A to go
  B go
  C going
  D goes
  

  7. Rock singers, hip-hop dancers, and hippies all have distinct hair style, ____to their group.
  A peculiar
  B especial
  C special
  D particular
  

  8. He was ________knowing everything about the courses he was to take at the university.
  A lost in
  B attentive to
  C clear of
  D keen on
  

  9. I’d rather_______ a room that is smaller but more comfortable.
  A have
  B had
  C having
  D to have
  

  10. A virus, often too small to be seen except with a powerful microscope,____ diseases.
  A cause
  B is caused
  C causes
  D is causing
  Part Two Reading Comprehension
  

  Directions:
  In this part there are three passages and one advertisement, each followed by five questions or unfinished statements. For each of them, there are four choices marked ABCD. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
  Questions 11-15 are based on the following passage:
  As our van pulled up to the ranch (牧场) to start a three-month program for troubled boys, we passed a cowboy on his horse. Bill was the owner of the ranch. We made eye contact though the dusty window and he winked(挤眼睛)at me and touched the brim of his cowboy hat in welcome.
  All summer long Bill and his ranch-hands taught us to ride horses, chop wood, and round up cattle. We started to understand the value of working with our hands. Knowing how important it was for boys like me to know that someone believed in them, he trusted us to do the job and do it right. We never let him down.
  The last day at the ranch, Bill pulled me aside and praised me for the work I had done- not only on the ranch, but also on myself. He told me if I ever needed anything I could count on him.
  Four years later, I took him up on that offer. I called him up and asked for a job. I told him how his confidence in me had given me the courage to change my life. He offered me a job on the spot. I’m proud to say that each summer I’m the one in the ranch to open the gate for a van full of young men who need someone to believe in them, so they can learn to believe in themselves.
  

  11. The author’s first impression of Bill was probably his____.
  A seriousness
  B friendliness
  C authority
  D generosity
  

  12. The author implies what the troubled boys needed most was_______.
  A strict guidance in proper behavior
  B challenging demand in hard work
  C sympathy and tolerance from adults
  D understanding and trust from others
  

  13. BY” Four years later, I tool him up on that offer”(Para 4), the author means that____.
  A he admired Bill for that offer
  B he offered Bill help in return
  C he accepted Bill’s offer
  D he remembered Bill’s offer
  

  14. The author’s pride comes from the fact that________.
  A he has become the owner of the ranch
  B he has earned complete trust from Bill
  C he has found a way to support himself
  D he has been able to offer help to others
  

  15. Through his own experience, the author tries to tell us something important in ______.
  A interpersonal relationship
  B off-campus education
  C career selection
  D self-discipline
  

  Questions 16-20 are based on the following passage:
  Do people stop once they have achieved something? No! In life, we are always trying to do things better or having more of the same success.
  Jane Fonda moved from being an Academy Award actress to a successful businesswoman. He aerobics(有氧体操) workout videos have been sold around the world.
  Athletes are constantly making greater and greater efforts to lower time for taces; increase heights or distances.
  The world of medicine has had its series of successes too. Christian Barnard performed several successful heart transplants. Other medical experts have achieved organ transplants. Throughout the ages, mankind has found treatment and cures for tuberculosis(肺结核), cancer, and other disease. A cure of AIDS might soon be discovered.
  Age does not seem to slow down achievers. Tina Turner at 54 is still singing with great energy and attracting sell-out crowds wherever goes.
  At work, we go all out for achievements too. Success may mean organizing a conference more effectively and efficiently each year. Sometimes, it is not a pat on the back or the promotion that makes it worthwhile. Often, it is the inner thrill and satisfaction of achievement, no matter how small it may be.
  Aiming for success doesn’t mean you are greedy or dissatisfies. It is all part of gaining new experiences and dimensions in life. It finally makes you a more interesting and useful person in society.
  
  16. The author: Jane Fonda as an example to show that_____.
  A women can be successful as well
  B beautiful actresses are likely to be successful
  C successful people are not satisfied with their achievements
  D rent successful people need to stand out in more than one field
  

  17. The motivation for people’s desire to succeed is _________.
  A praise from others
  B material wealth
  C a sense of importance
  D a sense of achievement
  

  18. The word “dimensions” in the last paragraph possibly means____.
  A directions
  B aspects
  C lessons
  D ambitions
 

  19. What is the author’s attitude towards people’s desire for success?
  A Approving
  B Disapproving
  C Unclear
  D Critical
  

  20. What might be a proper title for this passage?
  A Success Is No Destination
  B Success Comes the Hard Way
  C A Small Success Also Counts
  D Everything Can Be Successful
  

  Questions 21-25 are based on the following passage:
  The night is not what it was. Once, the Earth was cast half in shadow. Then came fire, candle, and light bulb, gradually drawing back the curtain of darkness. But a brighter world has its drawbacks.
  An estimated 30 percent of outdoor lighting----plus even some indoor lighting---is wasted. Inefficient lighting costs U.S. about $ 10.4 billion a year, according to Bob Gent of the International Dark-Sky Association, a nonprofit that aims to control light pollution.
  Last year in Sydney, an estimated 2.2 million Australians switched off their lights during” Earth Hour”, briefly reducing that city’s energy use by more than 10 percent. Motivated by such trends, more than two dozen cities worldwide went dim on March 29 this year in an hour-long demonstration.
  A number of groups are trying to measure light pollution and assess its effects on the environment in the hope that people will reduce their own contribution to the problem. Scientists are trying to report how many starts we can see. In dark rural areas, about 2,000 stars are typically visible at night, compared with “maybe five” in a bright city square----and about 5,000 in centuries past.
  People who are working while others are star-gazing may face the greatest risks. Nighttime exposure to white light can cause the growth of tumors(肿瘤), experiments show. Two decades of research indicate that women who work night shifts have unusually high rates of breast cancer.
  

  21. The word”drawbacks” in the first paragraph probably means
  A benefits
  B interests
  C effects
  D problems
  

  22. The International Dark-Sky Association is an organization that
  A strongly opposes outdoor lighting service
  B has lost some money in energy trade
  C has profited from the lighting business
  D makes efforts to reduce light pollution
  

  23. On March 29 this year, people in many cities around the world____.
  A turned out some lights for an hour
  B organized an event to have some fun
  C held a demonstration called “Earth Hour”
  D joined together to compete with Australians
  

  34. Scientists counted the number of stars _____.
  A to illustrate the impact of light pollution
  B to compare air quality in different areas
  C to see how the sky has changed with time
  D to arouse public interest in space
  

  35. People who work at night____
  A lose the chance to gaze stars
  B have a higher risk of health problem
  C have les exposure to white light
  D are to blame for light pollution
  Questions 26-30 are based on the following advertisement:
  

  Male advertisers
  Female advertisers
  1
  MALE, aged 25, WLTM female, n/s,
  20-30 for friendship, possible romance.I like pubs, club, staying in, as well as going out. I live in the Windsor area and I get on well with kids.
  A
  FEMALE,26,prof, fairly slim,
  WLTM a slim male, 26-33, for
  friendship and possible romance
  2
  If you are not separated or emotionally unstable but are a widow over 55& looking for partner with view to long-term &meaningful relationship, then this 67year old widower could be the one for you.
  B
  ACTIVE lady, living in Maindstone
  Area, early 60s WLTM females or
  males for friendship and to share
  interests, mostly travel.
  3
  HI, I’m Andy, 32 yo and divorced.
  A happy-go-lucky person looking for a lady between 25 and 40. Single parents welcome as I love childrenand a home life.
  C
  ARE you the romantic, friendly,
  Articulate male with varied interests
  and a GSOH that this woman is looking
  for? If so and you’re 40ish-50ish but
  feeling 30ish then we will have a lot in
  common
  4
  MALE, 50s,earing&sincere, with a GSOH,seeks an affectionate lady for friendship,possible romance.
  D
  LADY,48, fairly slim, seeks a kind,
  generous, warm-hearted man, about
  same age, for friendship and outings.
  5
  I am an energetic man of 63, but don’t lookit. I have a good head of hair, I like country and western music and historical places,walking, a pint now and again. I’m still
  working part-time, but I don’t drive. I havea GSOH.
  E
  HELLO, my name is Liz. I am 19 yrs old and live in the Cambridge area. I am seeking a male
  20-25. I enjoy pubs and clubs and I like nights
  in or out and I like children. I am 5’5’’ with red
  hair.
  26. None of the advertisers mentions his or her_______.
  A height
  B weight
  C hair colr
  D personality
  27. In the ads all of the advertisers mention their _____.
  A age
  B hobbies
  C residence
  D kids
  28. What does” GSOH” possibly mean?
  A Gentle, sensible, obedient and honest
  B Generous, sincere, open and handsome
  C Good sense of humor
  D Great source of honor
  29. A possible match for Female D is ____
  A Male 2
  B Male 3
  C Male 4
  D Male 5
  30. What might be the name of this advertising section?
  A Help Wanted
  B Public Info
  C Family Ad
  D Meeting Place
  Part Three Cloze
  Directions:
  There are ten blanks in the following passage. For each numbered blank, there are four choices marked ABCD. Choose the best one and mark you answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
  It is wise to remember that you do not have to buy anything from any salesperson. You ought to buy only those things you really need or want and can __31__. Try not to let your personal feelings about the salesperson __32__ you to make a purchase. Remember that you are entitled to ask a salesperson any question you wish __33__ the product or service, and you are entitled to get a clear, complete __34__. You can tell the salesperson you want to think about the matter for a few days, __35__ that you want to talk to other people who have purchased the produce or service. You can walk __36__ from a salesperson without a polite end to the conversation. If a salesperson telephones you, you do not have to listen to the person’s entire “lecture” or respond to it in a friendly way. You can simply interrupt the person and state that you are not interested in the product or service. You can simply __37__the telephone without saying anything.
  There are, of course, many salespeople who are genuinely interested in assisting you and in __38__ you reasonable products and prices. If you are in __39__ about the wisdom of a particular purchase, you might want to __40__another person who has had experience with the product or the service that interests you. If you receive unwanted goods in the mail, you are not obligated to pay for it.
  31. A afford B find C possess D gain
  32. A promote B stop C affect D influence
  33. A to B about C for D with
  34. A letter B answer C message D assurance
  35. A so B now C or D but
  36. A away B round C out D down
  37. A cut up B held up C pull up D hang up
  38. A giving B providing C offering D making
  39. A doubt B place C favor D charge
  40. A consult with B concern about C infer from D go after
  Part Four Dialogue Completion
  Directions:
  In this part, there are ten short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed by four choices marked ABCD. Choose the one that most appropriately suits the conversational context and best completes the dialogue. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
  41. Speaker A: I take no interest in fishing.
  Speaker B:____
  A I do too.
  B Neither do I.
  C Aren’t you?
  D So am I.
  42. Student A: Would you like to go with me for a movie tonight?
  Student B: If I can finish my homework.
  Student A: ____
  A Why bother?
  B Oh, come on.
  C Then what?
  D Thanks a lot.
  43. Interviewer: Mr. Wang, I’m very much impressed. There’s no need for further questions.
  Wang:____
  A Thank you for your time.
  B Really? That’s great.
  C Sorry, I didn’t mean to bother you.
  D It’s my pleasure.
  44. Man: I’ve been going to the gym for half a year now.
  Woman:_____. You look really fit and healthy.
  A That’s right!
  B I can tell.
  C No way.
  D Poor you.
  45. Tom: Thank you. Don’t trouble yourself. I’m not thirsty at all.
  Henry: _____you wouldn’t like a cold beer, or a coke?
  A Can you tell
  B Are you sure
  C Do you think
  D Do you mean
  46. Student A: Well, it is time for boarding.
  Student B:_____.
  A Nice to meet you.
  B Have a nice day.
  C I hope you will soon feel better.
  D I wish you a pleasing journey.
  47. Bob: Yes. Here you are, 20 dollars.
  Cashier: Thanks ____. Next one, please.
  A That’s all.
  B Wait a minute
  C It’s a good deal
  D Here’s your change.
  48. Teacher: Don’t tell me you’ve got a flat type again. I wasn’t born yesterday.
  Student:____
  A Alright, I won’t say it.
  B Sorry, I won’t be late next time.
  C You’re right. I’m just joking
  D Ok, you’ve made your point.
  49. Woman: I’m new in town. Can you tell me how to get to the subway?
  Man: Turn left around the corner and then walk one block up,___.
  A Just do that
  B Try that way
  C You can’t miss it
  D Sure thing, miss
  50. Speaker A: Oh, I am feeling dizzy now. You know I have just enjoyed much beer.
  Speaker B: Really? Don’t you know it is very important party?____!
  A Behave yourself
  B Cheer up
  C Mind your own business
  D Watch your back
 
 

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