Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Each conversation and question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four suggested answers marked A), B), C), and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.?
1. A) Get a good night’s sleep so he’ll feel better.?
B) Take the exam once more.?
C) Go out to see a movie.?
D) Stay in a cinema for a night.?
2. A) She needs a new raincoat or umbrella.?
B) It will probably rain tomorrow.?
C) She doesn’t know what the weather will be like tomorrow.?
D) She doesn’t know where the man put his raincoat or umbrella.?
3.A) He already took a picture of the flowers.?
B) He doesn’t know how to use the camera.?
C) He doesn’t think the flowers are beautiful.?
D) He does not have any more film left.?
4.A) They are going to have some milk for lunch.?
B) They will probably quarrel because they are both angry.?
C) They are going to breakfast soon.?
D) They are going to lunch soon.?
5.A) Go to the library. B) Get some exercise.?
C) Go to see a film. D) Do homework in school.?
6. A) Where John will meet her.?
B) What the topic of the meeting is.?
C) What John is wearing.?
D) Where the meeting is being held.?
7.A) She didn’t clean the dorm.?
B) Her dorm is messy.?
C) She will help the man clean his dorm.?
D) She cleaned the library.?
8.A) Jack is likely to help.?
B) Jack doesn’t know a lot about the problem.?
C) The man has already asked Jack for help.?
D) Jack was the last one who could solve the problem.?
9.A) It will snow much later in the week.?
B) It will probably snow.?
C) She needs to listen to the weather forecast.?
D) The weather forecasters always make mistakes.?
10. A) In the laundry.?
B) In the tailor’s.?
C) In the department store. D) At home.??
Directions: In this section you will hear a passage three times. During the first reading you should listen carefully for a general idea of the whole passage. Then listen to the passage again. When the first part of the passage is being read, you should fill in the missing word during the pause at each blank. After listening to the second part of the passage you are required to write down the main points according to what you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read the third time you can check what you have heard.?
Television now plays such an important part in so many people’s lives that it is?___11___? for us to try to decide whether is a ?___12___? or a curse. Obviously television has both ?___13___? and disadvantages. But do the former ?___14___? the latter??
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of entertainment,
but also a ?___15___? cheap one. They just sit comfortably at home and enjoy ?___16___? series of programmes rather than to go out in search of ?___17___? elsewhere. Some people, however, maintain that this is precisely where the danger lies. ____________18___________________________ Secondly, television keeps one informed about current events
, allows one to follow the latest developments in science and politics. Yet here
again there is a danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost ph
ysical fascination for us._______________19_______________________________________.?
There are many other arguments for and against television. The poor quality of i
ts programmes is often criticized. But it is undoubtedly a great comfort to many
lonely elderly people. And does it corrupt or instruct our children?___________20
Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C), and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.?
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.?
Teachers always plan down to the minute what their students will be doing. This
is good for kids, because it teaches them to stay on task and follow a schedule.
But most homes aren’t run this way. If parents do plan their children’s lives
minute by minute, what happens when that child grows up and goes to college? At some point, kids need to learn to manage their own time. This can be one of the valuable skills you help your kids develop outside of school. But it generally won’t happen all by itself, because there’s a big transition that happens when kids leave the structured school environment and come home. ?
If you have kid stay alone at home, think hard about trying to find an adult who
can be there and provide the support your child needs. If a supportive adult is
n’t available, an expert named Martin recommends you find an after-school program led by experienced professionals who will engage them in creative activities, nourish them with healthy snacks, and assist them with their schoolwork. ?If you are at home on the contrary, to take some break after the guys get started on diversions, because it’s hard to stop and do something like homework. “If that little bit of downtime is television, good luck ... getting them to do their
homework.” says a professor of child development at California State University, “TV is addictive.” A better way to help your child unwind is with a healthy snack. “Wait until dinner, make a plate full of energizing food. You could even dish up part of the dinner you’re preparing a little early for the kids,” she says. ?
While you’re sharing a snack, you can make a list of what your kids will get to
do during their study breaks. The types of breaks recommended include shooting baskets, getting a drink, using the bathroom, or even playing a quick card game with parents. Your kids can be the ones to decide which breaks they’d like to take. But, as Freimuth says, your children will have to be honest about what kind of break will energize them and not upset their momentum.?
21. The main purpose of this passage is ____.?
A) to provide some advice for the parents about children’s education?
B) to explain how to prepare a pretty snack for your children ?
C) to explain why the parents spoil their children?
D) to describe children’s lives after school?
22. The words “this way” in the sentence “But most homes aren’t run this way” in the first paragraph most possibly means ____. ?
A) to stay on the task?
B) to arrange everything in details?
C) to give some lessons to children?
D) to behave in the structured school ?
23. According to the passage, the expert named Martin, appearing in the second paragraph, most probably takes up the following jobs EXCEPT ____. ?
A) a specialist in children education?
B) a professional consultant in a after-school program?
C) the leader of a research group about sports, such as basketball ?
D) mostly the same as what Freimuth (in the last paragraph) does ?
24. According to the last two paragraphs, the appropriate snacks that the
parents provide will ____. ?
A) upset the children’s momentum?
B) exhaust them by lots of dirty dishes?
C) make the children get addicted to TV?
D) bring more energy to children?
25. Which of the following is NOT recommended for the break during the children’s study after class??
A) Shoot baskets.?
B) Play some games with parents.?
C) Go out to drink some beverage in a bar for a long time.?
D) Relax a bit by using the bathroom.?
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.?
Doors and windows can’t keep them out; airport immigration officers can’t stop
them and the Internet is an absolute reproduction soil. They seem harmless in small doses, but large imports threaten Japan’s very uniqueness, say critics. “They are foreign words and they are infecting the Japanese language”. ?
“Sometimes I feel like I need a translator to understand my own language,” says
Yoko Fujimura with little anger, a 60-year-old Tokyo restaurant worker. “It’s
becoming incomprehensible.” ?
It’s not only Japan who is on the defensive. Countries around the globe are wet
through their hands over the rapid spread of American English. Coca-Cola, for example, is one of the most recognized terms on Earth. ?
It is made worse for Japan,however, by its unique writing system. The country writes all imported utterances - except Chinese - in a different script called katakana（片假名）. It is the only country to maintain such a distinction. Katakana takes far more space to write than kanji - the core pictograph（象形文字）characters that the Japanese borrowed from China 1,500 years ago. Because it stands out, readers complain that sentences packed with foreign words start to resemble extended strings of lights. As if that weren’t enough, katakana terms tend to get confusing. For example, digital camera first appears as degitaru kamera. Then they became the more ear-pleasing digi kamey. But kamey is also the Japanese word for turtle. “It’s very frustrating not knowing what young people are talking about,” says humorously Minoru Shiratori, a 53-year-old bus driver. “Sometimes I can’t tell if they’re discussing cameras or turtles.” ?
In a bid to stop the flood of katakana, the government has formed a Foreign Words Committee to find suitable Japanese replacements. The committee is slightly different from French-style language police, which try to support a law that forbids advertising in English. Rather, committee members and traditionalists hope a sustained campaign of persuasion, gentle criticism and leadership by example can
turn the tide.?
26. According to the author, the reason why the Japanese is infected greatly by English is ____.?
A) that nothing can prevent it from entering into Japan?
B) that English is the most recognized language in the world?
C) that the government has not set up a special administration department to control this trend before it becomes popular in Japan?
D) not clearly mentioned in this passage?
27. By saying “countries around the globe are wet through their hands over the rapid spread of American English,” the author implies that ____.?
A) even a restaurant worker in Japan may feel the English infection on Japanese
B) the flood of katakana has covered most of countries in the world?
C) Coca-Cola is the most popular brand of beverage on the earth and this product occupy all the global market?
D) many other countries are influenced greatly by American English?
28. According to the passage, the following statements are true EXCEPT ____.?
A) now there are two language systems, Kanji and katakana in Japan?
B) the word “digital camera” appears very different in Japanese?
C) people are always confused by the young Japanese pronunciation of “turtle” and “camera” ?
D) Foreign Words Committee is engaged in finding suitable Japanese replacements for the foreign words?
29. According to the author, the last paragraph mainly deals with ____.?
A) how French-style language police has prevented the influence of English?
B) how Japanese Foreign Words Committee prevents the infection of foreign words
C) the suitable Japanese replacements?
D) why committee members and traditionalists launch a war against the infection of foreign words?
30. Which conclusion can be drawn based on the opinions from the Japanese people (in paragraph 2 and 4 of this passage)??
A) The elders are more strongly in favor of replacing the foreign words than young people.?
B) All the people dislike speaking the foreign words, such as “digi kamey”.?
C) They are so old that it is necessary to give some language assistance by a specialist.?
D) People’s work determines the language they speak.?
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.?
The Security Council is the most powerful body in the UN. It is responsible for
maintaining international peace, and for restoring peace when conflicts arise. Its decisions are binding on all UN members. The Security Council has the power to define what is a threat to security, to determine how the UN should respond, and to enforce its decisions by ordering UN members to take certain actions.?
The Council convenes（召集）any time there is a threat to peace. A representative from each member country who sits on the Council must be available at all times so that the Council can meet at a moment’s notice. The Security Council also frequently meets at the request of a UN member - often a nation with a grievance about another nation’s actions.?
The Security Council has 15 members; five of which hold permanent seats. The Assembly elects the other ten members for two-year terms. The five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia (formerly the Soviet Union), and China - have the most power. These nations were the winning powers at the end of World War II, and they still represent the bulk of the world’s military might.
Decisions of the Council require nine votes. But any one of the permanent members can veto an important decision. This authority is known as the veto right of the great powers. As a result, the Council is effective only when its permanent members can reach a consensus（一致同意）. ?
The Council has a variety of ways it can try to resolve conflicts among countries. Usually the Council’s first step is to encourage the countries to settle their disagreements without violence. The Council can mediate a dispute or recommend
guidelines for a settlement. It can send peacekeeping troops into a distressed
area. If war breaks out, the Council can call for a ceasefire. It can enforce its decisions by imposing economic sanctions on a country, or through joint military action.?
31. Which is TRUE in the following statements according to the passage??
A) The Security Council convenes annually.?
B) All UN members should abide by the decisions adopted by the Security Council.
C) Although one member seriously complains about another member’s action, the Security Council will not convene at its request.?
D) The five permanent members of the Security Council hold less than one half armed forces in the world. ?
32. The Security Council is effective only when its permanent members can
reach a consensus because ____. ?
A) every permanent member has the veto right of great powers?
B) all the permanent members won in the World War II?
C) the other members of the Security Council are in the charge of the permanent members?
D) of some other reasons not mentioned in this passage ?
33. One motion（提議）is adopted by the Security Council only if ____. ?
A) 14 of 15 members accept this motion?
B) all the members have no objection to the motion ?
C) 9 members agree on it and all the permanent members approve of it?
D) all the permanent members pass it?
34. The passage introduces all things about the Security Council EXCEPT____.?
A) mission B) membership?
C) rights D) history ?
35. The last paragraph of this passage may be concluded with the statement that ____. ?
A) UN gives priority to peaceful settlement of the conflicts among countries?
B) the peacekeeping troops are most powerful in the conflicts between countries?
C) economic sanction will be imposed on the countries involved in war?
D) joint military action is the last resort of the Security Council in dealing with conflicts between among countries?
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.?
Few observers have a better view of that ocean of exchanging gossip called E-mail than Mark Sunner. The chief technology officer of E-mail management company MessageLabs, Sunner oversees a network that processes 4.5 million letters each day. Servers operated and maintained by MessageLabs manage mail delivery and routing for a number of companies, including Bank of England and Condé Nast Publications. ?
In fact, all of MessageLabs’ customers are corporations whose daily E-mail output and inflow has soared with the growth of the Web. “E-mail usage has increased
massively in the last couple of years,” he says. Indeed, MessageLabs estimates
that it has gone from 10 a day per employee as recently as two years ago to more
like 20 or 30 now. ?
The implications for Corporate America are equally huge. According to E-mail researcher and consultant David Ferris, companies can expect the volume of E-mail coursing through their servers to grow 60% to 80% in 2002. And as individual mess
ages grow in size - they’re now more likely to contain memory - companies could
end up paying 100% to 150% more just this year on systems to store and manage those messages. That’s why tech consultancy Radicati Group expects demand for soft
ware that manages E-mail, such as Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes, to grow from $2.6 billion in sales today to $4.4 billion by 2005. ?
Too much of this money will be spent in controlling pure junk. About 20% of the
E-mail MessageLabs manages is unwanted, according to Sunner - who adds that ab
out 1.25% of all the E-mail his company moves contains useless attachments. Already, the cost of handling spam（垃圾郵件）is estimated at $8.6 billion worldwide, according to a 2001 European union study. And the barrage of pornographic spam has made some companies worried that employees might sue on grounds of disturbance arising from exposure to unwanted unpleasantness.?
36. The first sentence of this passage “Few observers have a better view of that ocean of exchanging gossip called E-mail than Mark Sunner” most probably means ____. A) Mark Sunner clearly know the E-mail is wasting resources?
B) no one knows the fact that E-mail is gossip exchanging way but Mark Sunner?
C) Mark Sunner does not know anything about the E-mail
D) the Mark Sunner always concentrated on the ocean of the junk E-mail?
37. Which of the following is NOT true about MessageLabs??
A) It is an E-mail management company.?
B) All of MessageLabs’ customers are corporations.?
C) Mark Sunner is the chief technology officer of MessageLabs. ?
D) The company puts the great emphasis on dealing with the junk E-mail. ?
38. The word “that” in the last sentence of the third paragraph most possibly means ____. ?
A) it is expected that Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes grow from $2.6 billion in sales today to $4.4 billion by 2005 ?
B) the junk E-mail has been overloaded in the Internet?
C) the increase of individual messages needs more staff ?
D) the company has paid 100% to 150% for individual message storage?
39. The following statements about the E-mail have been mentioned EXCEPT ____.
A) Sunner oversees a network that processes 4.5 million letters each day ?
B) according to David Ferris, companies can expect the volume of E-mail passing through their servers to grow not more than 50% in 2002?
C) too much money has been spent in controlling the junk E-mail?
D) some employees might take legal action in accordance with annoyance arising from exposure to some unpleasant resources?
40. What is the best title for the passage??
A) The E-mail Monster. ?
B) MessageLabs Business Introduction.?
C) To Avoid E-mail Surge. ?
D) E-mail Destroys Everything.
Vocabulary and Structure (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C), and D). Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.?
41. A new product should be judged not by the promises made in commercials and advertisements, but by the results ____.?
A) demonstrated B) suggested?
C) appeared D) contained?
42. American women were ____ the right to vote until 1920 after many
years of hard struggle.?
A) ignored B) neglected ?
C) refused D) denied ?
43. Both sides in the conflict agreed to ____.?
A) converse to problems
B) exchange their topics?
C) discuss their issues
D) talk their points?
44. When snow ____ on top of a building during the winter, the weight
sometimes weakens the construction, and occasionally causes the roof to collapse.
A) falls B) accumulates?
C) gleans D) assembles?
45. The brave man was greatly honoured when the organizer announced, “You
____ a medal!”?
A) earn B) expect?
C) deserve D) reserve?
46. All imported wine were made to pay heavy ____.?
A) fees B) duties?
C) prices D) money?
47. We had to start at exactly the same time, so we had our watches ____.?
A) checked B) tested?
C) stabilized D) corrected?
48. You think you are clever,____, I assure you that you are very foolish.?
A) on the contrary
B) on the other side ?
C) in other words
D) on the whole?
49. My fingernails are so ____ that they break off before they get long enough to polish.?
A) elastic B) strong?
C) fragile D) steady?
50. I never thought he would let us down like that; I always ____ him.?
A) encountered B) counted on?
C) accounted for D) discounted?
51. The terrible noise is ____ me mad.?
A) turning B) driving?
C) setting D) putting?
52. When I was very young, I was terribly frightened of school, but I soon ____ it.?
A) got off B) got across ?
C) got away D) got over?
53. It is desirable that the course in general science ____ taken before the chemistry course.?
A) be B) is?
C) was D) will be?
54. Some areas, ____ their severe weather conditions, are hardly populated.?
A) due to B) with regard to?
C) but for D) in spite of?
55. They’ve done ____ with compulsory Latin for university entrance at our university.
A) up B) away?
C) over D) down?
56. An efficient engine is____ of fuel.?
A) economic B) economize?
C) economical D) economy?
57. Cars moved very slowly in the 1930s, but they ____ move more quickly than in the 1920s.?
A) were to B) did?
C) will D) can?
58. I hope my boss will take my recent illness into ____ when judging
my performance at work.?
A) regard B) counting ?
C) account D) observation ?
59. Tom doesn’t want to take part in any school activities,____.?
A) and David doesn’t too?
B) and David doesn’t either?
C) and so doesn’t David?
D) and either does David?
60. Many people complain of the rapid ____ of modern life.?
A) rate B) speed ?
C) pace D) growth ?
61. Will all those ____ the proposal raise their hands??
A) in relation to B) in contrast to ?
C) in excess of D) in favor of ?
62. The train arrived twenty minutes late, but we were not told what caused the ____.
A) delay B) late?
C) slow D) behind time?
63. Who allowed you ____ my car??
A) driving B) to drive?
C) riding D) to ride?
64. I don’t doubt ____ the plan will be well-conceived.?
A) that B) whether?
C) why D) when?
65. No one ____ that to his face.?
A) dares say B) dares saying?
C) dare say D) dare to say?
66. The flight was supposed to take off at nine o’clock but ____ we
had to wait until ten.?
A) in effect B) for result?
C) for an end D) on purpose?
67．Never before ____ such a smoke in the room.?
A) have I read B) did I read?
C) do I read D) am I reading?
68. I take it for granted that he must be sentenced____.?
A) to die B) death?
C) to death C) dead?
69. Bring the umbrella on the picnic even though you don’t anticipate ____ it.
A) using B) use?
C) to use D) to be using?
70. The tutor asked his students to leave a wide ____ when typing their essays.?A) border B) column?
C) surrounding D) margin[FL)]??
Error Correction (15 minutes)
Directions: This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to add a word, cross out a word, or change a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you add a word, put a “∧”mark in the correct place. If you cross out a word, put a slash “/”in the blank.
The need for a surgical operation, especially an emergency operation, almost always comes as a severe shock for the patient and his family.?
Despite of modern advances, most people still have an irrational fear of hospitals and anesthetics.
Patients do not often believe they really need surgery-cutting into a part of the body as opposed with treatment with drugs. ?
In the early years of this century there was much specialization. A good surgeon
was able of performing almost every operation that had been devised up to that
time. Today the situation isn’t different. Operations are now being carried out that were not even dreamed fifty years ago. The heart can be safely opened and its
valves repair. Clogged blood vessels can be cleaned out, and broken one mended
or replaced. A lung, the whole stomach, or even part of the brain can be removed and still permit the patient to live a comfortable and satisfactory life. However, not every surgeon wants to, or is qualifying to carry out every type of modern operation.?
Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic： Why Should We Terminate Test-oriented Education? You should write at least 120 words and you should base your composition on the outline below:?
1. M: I am really disappointed about not passing the exam.?
W: An evening at the cinema should make you feel better.?
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do??
2. M: It doesn’t seem that it is going to rain tomorrow. It was supposed to be clear all week.?
W: Well, according to the forecast that I heard, you should take your raincoat or umbrella with you.?
Q: What does the woman mean??
3. W: What a wonderful view! Could you take a picture of me with the flowers in the background??
M: I am sorry, I just ran out of film.?
Q: What does the man imply??
4. W: I am getting hungry. I think we should go to dinner soon.?
M: Me too. I only had a cup of milk for breakfast.?
Q: What will the man and woman probably do??
5. M: I’d like really to go to the cinema tonight, but I’m too much left behind in schoolwork.?
W: Movie always relaxes me. It might be worth it in the long run.?
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do??
6. M: John has just gone to the Students’ union for a meeting.?
W: Where is it??
Q: What does the woman want to know??
7. M: Your dorm always looks so neat,so spotless and mine is such a mess.?
W: I’ve been at the library all the week. It is my roommate’s doing.?
Q: What does the woman imply??
8. M: I thought Jack might be able to help me figure out the solution to this problem.?
W: He is the last person I’d ask if I were you.?
Q: What does the woman mean??
9. W: Is it going to snow tomorrow??
M: If you believe the weather forecast.?
Q: What does the man mean??
10.M: Excuse me! The shirt is not the size I want. I thought it was 40, but I found it was 39. Would you please change it for me??
W: Of course, sir.?
Q: Where is this conversation most probably taking place??
Television now plays such an important part in so many people’s lives that it is (11) essential for us to try to decide whether is a (12)blessing or a curse. Obviously television has both (13)advantages and disadvantages. But do the former (14)outweigh the latter??
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of entertainment,
but also a (15)comparatively cheap one. They just sit comfortably at home and enjoy
(16)endless series of programmes rather than to go out in search of (17)amusement elsewhere. Some people, however, maintain that this is precisely where the danger lies. (18)The television viewer need do nothing. He is completely passive and has every
thing presented to him without any effort on his part. Secondly, television keep
s one informed about current events, allows one to follow the latest developments in science and politics. Yet here again there is a danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost physical fascination for us. (19)We get so used to
looking at its movements, so dependent on its flickering pictures, that it begins to dominate our lives.?
There are many other arguments for and against television. The poor quality of its programmes is often criticized. But it is undoubtedly a great comfort to many
lonely elderly people. And does it corrupt or instruct our children? (20) I think we must realize that television in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society.?
Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension?
【詳細解答】句中男生說，對不起，我的膠卷用完了。關鍵短語是run out of（用完），恰好與選項中的D符合，本題屬同義替換關系。?
【詳細解答】第二句為Where is it? “it”指代上句中的meeting，因而女生問的應該是“會在哪兒開？”?
11.essential 12.blessing 13.advantages 14.outweigh?
15.paratively 16.endless 17.amusement?
18.The television viewer need do nothing. He is completely passive and has every
thing presented to him without any effort on his part?
19.We get so used to looking at its movements, so dependent on its flickering pictures, that it begin
s to dominate our lives?
20.I think we must realize that television in itself is neither good nor bad. It is the uses to which it is put that determine its value to society?
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension?
【詳細解答】文章在多處提到了父母應當怎樣教育孩子，并且在文章的第一段中指出“如果父母把孩子的生活細節都設計好了，那么孩子長大后上了大學會發生怎樣的情況？”（If parents do plan their children’s lives minute by minute, what happens when that child grows up and goes to college?）在接下來的段落中，文章就上述問題向父母們提出了很多建議。所以選A。?
【詳細解答】文章最后一句 ...what kind of break will energize them and not upset their momentum.的意思為“……怎樣的休息方式才能使他們精力充沛而不會打擊他們的熱情。”結合上下文可知，父母提供的適宜的小吃（snack）將會使孩子們精神抖擻。所以選D。原文中的energize與選項D中的energy詞根相同，意思相近，詞性不同。?
【詳細解答】文章最后一段中推薦的休息方式包括投籃、喝點飲料、方便一下或者和父母做一次快速的卡片游戲（The types of breaks recommended include shooting baskets, getting a drink, using the bathroom, or even playing a quick card game with parents.），這些與選項C的“長時間待在酒吧里喝飲料”意思不同。所以選項C是正確答案。?
【詳細解答】選項A提及的kanji和katakana只是書寫時所占位置的多少不同（Katakana takes far more space to write than kanji），兩者都是日本語言的組成部分。所以選項A說的日本有kanji和katakana兩種語言系統是不對的。所以選A。 ?
【詳細解答】參照題1的解釋，最后一段應當是解釋Foreign Words Committee的作用，所以選B。?
【詳細解答】文章第一段說，“安理會的決定對所有成員國都有約束力。”（Its decisions are binding on all UN members.），即所有成員國都必須遵守安理會做出的決議，所以選項B正確。選項A不對，因為第二段提到“只要和平受到威脅，安理會就會召開會議”。選項D不對，因為五個常任理事國代表了世界上大部分的軍事力量（... they still represent the bulk of the world’s military might）。?
【詳細解答】第三段指出，“任何一個常任理事國都可以對某項重要決議投否決票。”（But any one of the permanent members can veto an important decision.），所以選A。?
【詳細解答】根據第三段的描述，只有當贊成票數在9票以上（Decisions of the Council require nine votes），并且常任理事國沒有投否決票時，安理會的決議才能生效。選項B不正確，因為各成員國不反對并不一定意味著贊成，成員國還可以投棄權票。?
【詳細解答】最后一段提到，“安理會的首選策略通常是鼓勵有沖突的國家和平解決問題。”（Usually the Council’s first step is to encourage the countries to settle their disagreements without violence.）所以選A。?
【詳細解答】第四段第二句表示“MessageLabs公司管理的郵件中有20％是無用的郵件……”（About 20% of the e-mail MessageLabs manages is unwanted ...）由此可見，公司的重點并不是垃圾郵件。此外，其他三項均可在第一段和第二段中找到對應點，所以選D。?
【詳細解答】代詞that的指代對象應該從前一句中尋找。前一句指出“……為了存儲和管理上述信息，這些公司僅今年一年就可能要在系統建設上增加100%到150%的費用。”（...panies could end up paying 100% to 150% more just this year on systems to store and manage those messages.）此內容與選項D相符，所以選D。 ?
【詳細解答】根據第三段第二句，選項B中的not more than 50%應當為60% to 80%才對，所以選B。此外，其他選項在文中都可找到對應點。?
【譯文】最好的標題是“The E-mail Monster”。?
【詳細解答】文章在第一句中就說…that ocean of exchanging gossip c
Part Ⅲ Vocabulary and Structure?
是：refuse to do，不符合本題。deny相當于refuse to give，后面常接雙賓語。四個選項中只有D正確。?
【詳細解答】converse談話，交談，常用于converse with sb. on/upon sth.。其中所要涉及的交談的內容常用介詞on，而不用to；exchange交換，調換，常指互換，如兌換外匯等；talk為不及物動詞，后面不能直接接賓語，可以說成talk over sth, 詳盡地商議, 商量, 討論, 說服；discuss討論，常指詳盡地商討有關議題，符合本題題意。?
【詳細解答】很明顯，題中前后兩種情況完全相反，四個選項中能夠表達這一含義的短語只有on the contrary（相反的）。on the other side是敘述一件事情兩個方面中的另一面；in other words是對前文做進一步的解釋說明，“換句話說”；on the whole常用于總結，“大體上，基本上”。?
【詳細解答】四個選項都含有count，但意義不同：encounter遭遇，遇到，相遇；count on依賴，依靠；account for說明，解決；discount折扣。句中分號連接的兩個部分互為解釋，起到的是等號的作用；另外，注意句中的never一詞，實際上否定的let sb. down（使失望，沒有達到所期望的；使沮喪），從未使我們失望，等于說是我們可以信賴的人，答案為B。?
【詳細解答】起初害怕學校，相比較而言，不久一定是克服掉這種“害怕”心理。四個選項中只有get over由此意：“克服”。其他三個選項分別是：get off下來，脫下；get across(使)越過，通過；get away逃脫，離開。?
【詳細解答】desirable用在it is desirable that從句中的謂語動詞需要使用(should)+動詞原形。故A為正確答案。?
【詳細解答】due to由于，應歸于；with regard to關于；but for要不是，起連詞的作用；in spite of不管。題中所涉及的是原因，A為正確答案。?
【詳細解答】四個選項中只有do away with（廢除, 弄死）為正確的搭配。?
【詳細解答】take ... into account（把……考慮進去）。故只有C是正確答案。?
【詳細解答】in relation to“與……有關”；in contrast to“和……形成對比（對照）”；in excess of“大于；多于”； in favor of“支持；贊同”。句中有“舉手的”，那必定有“不舉手的”，明顯是持不同態度的至少兩組人。B、C兩項與本題句意無關，排除；A項只是一個中性短語。因此只有D為正確答案。?
【詳細解答】橫線部分所需的一定是名詞，四個選項中： delay名詞，耽誤，耽擱；late形容詞，遲的，晚的；slow形容詞，慢的，遲鈍的；behind time副詞短語，遲了，故A為正確答案。?
【詳細解答】allow sb. to do sth.允許某人作某事；其次，注意drive與ride的區別：ride乘坐，強調乘坐并向既定的方向移動或運動，尤指使被運載，例如：to ride a motorcycle to town騎摩托車進城，a swimmer riding the waves游泳健兒乘風破浪；drive駕駛，操縱，是主動性的行為。?
Sue has studied so much philosophy this year that she’s begun to doubt whether she exists. ?
I doubt that we’ve seen the last of that problem.?
【詳細解答】in effect實際上；on purpose故意。result常用于as a result（結果）短語中；end常用于in the end（最終地；終于）短語中。?
67. 【答案】A ?
【詳細解答】be sentenced to death為固定搭配，意為“被宣判死刑”。故C為正確答案。?
【詳細解答】anticipate doing sth為習慣用法。故A為正確答案。?
Part Ⅳ Error Correction?
72題：Despite改為In spite of?
Part Ⅴ Writing?
Why Should We Terminate Test — oriented Education?
Nowadays, the call for quality-oriented education is becoming widespread and the
drawbacks of test-oriented education, which have aroused great concern throughout China, are becoming increasingly apparent. ?
Students’ creativity is completely eliminated by test-oriented education, because their only purpose of learning is to pass exams. School-age children are often seen carrying bulging bags on their backs, weighed down on their way to and from school every day. Bombarded with too much tedious homework, students can do nothing but attempt to hastily finish their homework and even burn the mid night oil as they plough through it. Facing so many exams, students are becoming apathetic and disillusioned and are in danger of being turned into automatons. Besides their heavy school work, they are also expected to learn other skills, like playing a musical instrument, in their spare time. Poor kids!?
What causes this grave problem? In my view, some of the blame goes to parents and teachers. Parents set too high a standard for their children and are too eager to mold them, disregarding their individuality with a callous attitude towards
their personal development. At school, teachers put a high premium on the students’ scores in exams, which results in an overemphasis on exam performance. Performance tables are the sole criterion for assessing a teacher’s ability, with everything hinging upon exam results.?
It’s time to call a halt to such a test-oriented education. Hence, I would like
to recommend the following measures. To start with, we should free students from
the heavy burdens of study to give them more freedom. Second, teachers and parents should understand that scores in exams are not everything.