I. Vocabulary and Structure （10 points， 1 point for each）
1.Some people who are very intelligent and successful in their fields find ____difficult to succeed in language learning.
2.Television ads are short， but they are repeated over and over again ________the audience sees and hears them many times.
3. The Atlantic Ocean is only half as big as the Pacific， _______it is still very large.
4.No one has been able to prove that fish is _____ better for the brain than many other kinds of food.
5. Tomatoes were once called love apples and were supposed to make those who atethem ____in love.
6.Washing food down with water as a ________for chewing is not a good habit.
7. It is important to realize that the same technology _______helps us may also harm us.
8.Science began to develop rapidly when man laid _______his wrong beliefs and began to seek true explanations.
9.Remember，nothing hurts concentration __________reading too slowly.
[B]as well as
10. More and more people are realizing that there is a ________between heart disease and the way one lives.
II. Cloze Test （10 points，1point for each）
Fear and its companion pain are two of the most useful things that men and animals possess， if they are properly used.If fire did not hurt when it burnt， children would play with it __11___their hands were burnt away， ___12____，if pain existed but fear did not， a child would burn itself again and again， because fear would not__13___it to keep away fromthe fire that had burnt it before. Fear and pain are th-ere fore two guards ___14___which men and animals might soon die out.In the first sentence we suggest that fear ought to be properly used. If ，____15_______，you nevergo out of your house___16_____of the danger of being knocked down and killed in thestreet by a car， you are letting fear rule you too ___17____.Even in your house youare not absolutely ___18____：an airplane may crash on your house or you may get ca-ncer！The important thing is not to let fear rule you， but ____19______to use fear asyour servant and guide. Fear will warn you of dangers； ____20____you have to decide what action to take.
III. Reading comprehension （30 points， 2 points for each）
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage. The problem of leisure is new. Until very recent times people worked each day to the limit of their strength. Of course there were always a privileged （有特权的）few who had leisure； but most men had to work 12， 14， or even 16 hours a day， six days a week. As late as 1840 the average factory worker labored 72 ho-urs a week. “Sunup to sundown” was the farmer‘s day， or as another phrase puts it， “from can to can’t.”Today， working less than a 40-hour week， people enjoy more leisure time. Hence， the wise use of leisure time has become an important problem for everyone， young or old. It is a particularly difficult problem forthe sick， the aged， and those who have retired from earning a living. Those pe-ople have so much leisure that it is hard for them to find interesting and wor-thwhile ways to use it . However short the work week becomes， work is still the most important part of life. We do not work to get leisure and the pleasures leisure brings us； rather，we use leisure wisely so that work itself can become awarding and enjoyable. Thefeeling of success at doing one‘s daily work-whether it is a job， maintaining ahome， or going to school-depends largely on coming to it each day with fresh en-ergy and active interest.Leisure and recreation （消遗）go together， though they are not necessarily the same thing. “Recreation” has and obvious meaning.It is the kind of leisure activity that brings “re-creation” of strength and spirit. |When one speaks of making good use of leisure， he means choosing recreational activities which contribute to health， growth， and spirit.
21. The phrase “from can to can‘t” in Paragraph 1 means ________.
[a]from beginning to end
[b]from birth to death
[c]from morning to night
[d]from time to time
22.How to spend leisure time wisely is not a particularly difficult problem forpeople _______.
[a]who are very busy everyday
[b]who are sick in bed
[c]who are aged and in good health
[d]who have retired from work
23.How does the author look at work and leisure？
[a]We work hard so that we can enjoy more leisure.
[b]We enjoy leisure so that we can come back to work with fresh energy.
[c]Leisure can bring us a lot of pleasures that work can not.
[d]The success of work has little to do with how we spend our leisure time.
24. What is the relationship between leisure and recreation， according to the a-uthor？
[a]Leisure and recreation are closely related.
[b]Leisure and recreation are identical.
[c]Recreation covers all kinds of leisure activities.
[d]Recreation does not belong to any leisure activity.
25. From the passage we know that __________.
[a]leisure has been an old problem since ancient times
[b]leisure can not be replaced as the most important part of life
[c]our success in work is mostly determined by whether we use leisure wisely
[d]good recreational activities contribute greatly to health， growth and spirit
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.
Each nation has its own peculiar character which distinguishes it from others. But the peoples of the world have more points in common than points in which t-hey differ. One type of person that is common in every country is the one who always tries to do as little as possible and to get as much as possible in ret-urn. His opposite， the man who is in the habit of doing more than is strictly necessary and who is ready to accept what is offered in return， is rare everyw-here.Both these types are usually unconscious of their character. The man who avoids effort is always talking about his “rights”： he appears to think that s-ociety owes him a pleasant， easy life. The man who is always doing more than h-is share talks of “duties”： he feels that the individual is in debt to society，and not society to the individual. As a result of their views， neither of thesemen thinks that he behaves at all strangely.The man who tries to do as little ashe can is always full of excuses： if he has neglected to do something， it was because he had a headache， or the weather was too hot -or too cold- or because he was prevented by bad luck. At first， other people， such as his friends and hisemployer， generously accept his stories； but soon they realize what kind of per-son he is .In the long run he deceives only himself. When his friends become cooltowards him and he fails to make progress in his job， he is surprised and hurt. He blames everyone and everything except himself. He feels that society is fai-ling in its duties towards him， and that he is being unjustly treated. 26.The central idea of Paragraph 1 is that __________.
[a]each nation is peculiar enough to enable us to distinguish it from others
[b]the peoples of the world are as alike as they are different
[c]the peoples of the world have more similarities than differences
[d]those who do more than is strictly necessary are common in every country
27. According to Paragraph 1， the man who does more than is required _________.
[a]is ready to accept what the society offers him
[b]expects nothing in return for his work
[c]feels that he is under heavy debt
[d]thinks this makes his life easy
28.Those who try to do as little as possible __________.
[a]envy others‘ good luck
[b]are good story-tellers
[c]supply false reasons for their lack of responsibility
[d]think that their opposites owe them a pleasant life
29. The phrase “in the long run”（Paragraph 3）is closest in meaning to “_______”。
[b]in the end
[d]in no time
30.It can be inferred from the passage that people who cheat _________.
[a]will be unjustly treated
[b]will cheat only themselves eventually
[c]will change their behavior
[d]will get surprised by their own stories
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage. The government may control prices when where is a problem such as rapidly incr-easing rents or a rise in the cost of living. When the government controls pri-ces， there is no longer a normal relationship between the price of a product andthe quantity consumers will buy. Government controls may help in an emergency （紧急情况）。However， some economists believe that controls can have negative e-ffects over a long period of time.In cities with rent control， the city govern-ment sets the maximum rent that a landlord （房主）can charge for an apartment.S-upporters of rent control argue that it protects people who are living in apar-tments. Their rent cannot increase； therefore，they are not in danger of losing their homes. However， the critics （批评者） say that after a long time， rent co-ntrol may have negative effects. Landlords know that they cannot increase theirprofits. Therefore， they invest in other businesses where they can increase th-eir profits. They do not invest in new buildings which would also be rentcontr-olled. As a result， new apartments are not built. Many people who need apartmentscannot find any. According to the critics， the end result of rent control is a shortage of apartments in the city.Economic theory predicts the results of eco-nomic decisions such as decisions about rent control， price control and the mi-nimum wage. The predictions may be correct only if “other things are equal.”
Economists do not agree on some of the predictions. They also do not agree on the value of different decisions. Some economists support a particular decisionwhile others criticize it. Economists do agree， However， that there are no simpleanswers to economic questions.
31.Accirdubg to Paragraph 1， price control ____________.
[a]does more harm than good
[b]is good in every sense
[c]is necessary but harmful in the long term
[d]should be avoided
32.It can be inferred from Paragraph 2 that ________.
[a]thanks to rent control， it would be easier for many to find apartments
[b]landlords may take back their apartments if the rent is too low
[c]the tighter the rent control is， the less new apartments will be built
[d]landlords will not invest in other businesses after price control is approvedby the government
33.Which of the following do all economists agree on ？
[a]controls can have negative effects over a long period of time.
[b]The government must take measures to control rent increase.
[c]The maximum rent system protects people who don‘t have their own houses.
[d]Economic questions are difficult to deal with.
34.The attitude of the author to price control is ________.
35. The purpose of this passage is to ________.
IV. Word Spelling （10 points， 1 point for two words）
V. Word Form （10 points， 1 point for each）
56. Sometimes information in the long-term memory________（be ） hard to remember.
57. In the 1600‘s， travelers from Europe ______（bring） back diamonds from India.
58. Insurance fundamentals can _____（understand） by those willing to study them.
59. He wanted the letter ______（mail） at once.
60. We become used to _______（see） blood on the news on television， or in fullcolor in newspapers and magazines.
61.As a generally ________（accept） medium of exchange， money rules out the needfor the direct exchange of one item for another.
62. Almost everyone spends a considerable amount of present moments __________（worry） about the future.
63. Out region _______（make） great advances over the past ten years.
64. Well-organized material is ______（well） remembered than jumbled information.
65. If we ________（not have） air， there would be no sound.
VI. Translation from Chinese into English （15 points， 3points for each）
VII. Translation from English into Chinese （15 points）
Many of the plants and animals from which our food comes can produce themselvesquite well without our help. Fish， for example，live and breed according to theirown life pattern. Human “producers” then come with nets and fishing poles to takethe fish from the water. In our specialized world， however， it is not always possible to let our food growin its own way. A relatively small number of people are responsible for producinglarge quantities of food. In order to perform such a function effectively， it is necessary for them to raise cattle and grow crops in a fairly concentrated area. Fishing，livestock（家畜）breeding， and fruit，vegetable， and grain growing are amongthe more commonly known food-production industries.