1.1. He strongly _____ any gender discrimination in education and at work.
(B) was opposite to
(C) in opposition to
(D) opposed to
2.2. _____ the fact that the program has saved thousands of children who would otherwise have died, it is going to be terminated.
(C) In spite
3.3. The main cause for divorce is often a _____ of communication between husband and wife.
4.4. Airline companies have hired some security guards who have good _____ of shooting, observing people and who have been well trained to fight against terrorists.
5.5. The murderer was taken back to the _____ to show what he had done to the victim.
6.6. Al’s sister is a female _____ who can give artificial respiration in an emergency.
II. Grammar and Sentence Completion
7.7. Not until I _____ in bed did I think of the invitation.
(C) had lied
(D) was lying
8.8. I ____ the novel four times if I read it once more.
(A) will have read
(B) would have read
(C) have read
(D) am reading
9.9. I don’t remember ______ of the decision to change the company policy on vacations. When was it decided?
(B) being told
(C) to tell
(D) to be told
10.10. We can finally afford to trade in the old car for a new one ________ I’ve gotten the raise I’ve been waiting for.
(A) so that
(C) now that
11.11. We didn’t go out last night. We _________ to the movies, but we decided to stay at home.
(A) could go
(B) couldn’t have gone
(C) could have gone
(D) couldn’t go
12.12. In another five minutes, we _____ here for two solid hours!
(A) have been waiting
(B) will have been waiting
(C) will wait
(D) have waited
13.13. _____ the promotion of health and to helping people avoid injury and disease.
(A) To commit the Red Cross
(B) The Red Cross to commit
(C) Committed to the Red Cross is
(D) The Red Cross is committed to
14.14. Sometimes _____ wears people out and is worse than the lack of sleep itself.
(A) to sleep the desire
(B) the desire to sleep
(C) to desire sleep is
(D) the desire to sleep who
15.15. It’s too late to return this wallet and get a refund today; the shop _____ closed by the time we get there.
(B) had been
(C) is being
(D) will be
16.16. Jeffrey has been promoted to manager, he rarely takes coffee breaks with the rest of the employees.
(A) In case
(B) Now that
(C) At the time
(D) As a result of
17.III. Error Identification:
17. In a critical review of an experiment, a researcher should
(A)"question" the (B)"validity", the (C)"reliable", and the (D)"importance" of any test results.
18.18. (A) "It is estimated" that (B)"approximately" 2.65 (C)"billions" of Christmas cards (D)"are sold" in the United States each year.
19.19. (A)'The children’s' television program (B)'called' Sesame Street (C)'has broadcast' through out (D)'the' world.
20.20. Mirrors (A)'that made' of shiny metal (B) 'were used' by the Egyptians (C)'in' ancient (D)'times'.
21.21. Every candidate (A)'under' (B)'considering' for a federal job must (C)'undergo' a through (D)'medical' examination.
22.Choose the 'incorrect' sentence.
22. (A) Jo & Tim had been sitting in the restaurant for a quarter when the police came.
(B) After Ben had married his wife, they decided to buy an apartment.
(C) Kathy always makes her own meal at home. She cooks herself.
(D) Caroline is used to being a carpenter. She enjoys making shelves and tables.
23.Choose the 'incorrect' sentence.
23. (A) I had just finished washing my car when it started raining.
(B) When I had finished in the bathroom, I noticed that the toilet tank was empty.
(C) After I locked the door, I had realized that my keys were inside the office.
(D) Professor Brown usually returned the students’ papers as soon as he had finished grading them.
24.Choose the 'incorrect' sentence.
24. (A) Steven told Wanda to send a deposit of $20,000 to his account.
(B) Alan asked Steven what the weather would be like the next day.
(C) Kevin asked Marco what Peter Jackson had won for the Academy Award.
(D) Bruce wondered how much he will spend on the trip to Europe.
25.Choose the 'incorrect' sentence.
25. (A) How much time does it take you to complete the project?
(B) Who do you think is the most powerful person in the world?
(C) Can you tell me why did you decide to apply for the job?
(D) Who said that students shouldn’t be given a chance to learn English with Internet?
26.Choose the 'incorrect' sentence.
26. (A) You’d better thinking over my suggestions before making your final decision.
(B) Nobody trusts Andy anymore because he always makes up stories.
(C) The signal is not clear enough, so the sailor cannot make it out.
(D) I could not make out the answer because it was badly written.
27.The world’ first telephone booth was built in 1883 by Thomas Watson, an assistant of the famous Alexander Graham Bell. It was an elegant one, with screened windows and a desk with pen and ink. By the turn of the _____1_____, hundreds of companies were producing phone booths. _____2_____ these public coin-operated booths first appeared, many people wondered whether callers would be willing to make private calls on public streets. The answer was obviously yes, and phone booths became a common _____3_____ in the city.
In the past few decades, telephone booths in North America have become _____4_____ private as their doors have generally been removed to allow _____5_____ by users in wheelchairs. But someone recently had a humorous thought: why not bring back the old booths with their phones removed, and encourage loud-talking cell phone users to step inside them to make their calls?
【題組】27. (A) movement
28.【題組】28. (A) Because
29.【題組】29. (A) sight
30.【題組】30. (A) so
31.【題組】31. (A) access
32. Over the past 600 years, English has grown from a language of few speakers to become the dominant language of international communication. English as we know it today emerged around 1350, after having incorporated many elements of French that were introduced following the Norman invasion of 1066. Until the 1600s, English was, for the most part, spoken only in England and had not extended even as far as Wales, Scotland, or Ireland. However, during the course of the next two centuries, English began to spread around the globe as a result of exploration, trade (including slave trade), colonization, and missionary work. Thus, small enclaves of English speakers became established and grew in various parts of the world. As these communities proliferated, English gradually became the primary language of international business, banking, and diplomacy.
Currently, more than 80 percent of the information stored on computer systems worldwide is in English. Two thirds of the world’s science writing is in English, and English is the main language of technology, advertising, media, international airports, and air traffic controllers. Today there are more than 700 million English users in the world, and over half of these are nonnative speakers, constituting the largest number of nonnative users of any language in world.
32. What is the main topic of this passage?
(A) The number of nonnative users of English
(B) The French influence on the English language
(C) The expansion of English as an international language
(D) The use of English for science and technology
33.【題組】33. Approximately when did English begin to be used beyond England?
(A) In 1066
(B) Around 1350
(C) Before 1600
(D) After 1600
34.【題組】34. According to the passage, all of the following contributed to the spread of English around the world EXCEPT
(A) the slave trade.
(B) the Norman invasion.
35.【題組】35. The word “enclaves” in line 9 could best be replaced by which of the following?
36.【題組】36. According to the passage, approximately how many nonnative users of English are there in the world today?
(A) A quarter million
(B) Half a million
(C) 350 million
(D) 700 million
37.(二) For most American children, summer is a time away from schoolbooks. But it is not supposed to be a time away from reading. One of the most important issues in American education is how to teach children to read. The most common methods depend on phonics. This system teaches children to connect words with the sounds of the letters that form those words. Children often learn the sounds of letters before they learn to read. With phonics, children are taught to “sound out” words they do not know. For example, to learn the word “cat,” children first learn to recognize the sound of the letter C. Then they learn the sounds of the letters A and T used together. Finally, they join these sounds to form the word. In another method of teaching phonics, children learn to recognize the whole word first. They write the word enough times until they remember it. Schools often present this method during the teaching of reading, not before. Then the children learn to study words for their sounds. This helps them understand why some letters are used in a word instead of others. Experts say phonics makes it possible for children to sound out many words that they do not recognize by sight. However, the sound of a letter is not always the same in every word. For this reason, many teachers add other methods to teach reading.
A few years ago, a committee studied many reading methods. The National Reading Panel urged teachers to use phonics in their programs. And in two-thousand-two President Bush signed an education law called No Child Left Behind. It includes a program called “Reading First.” The goal is to increase the reading skills of American children. The program is based on the suggestions of the National Reading Panel. Over the years, there has been a lot of debate among teachers, parents and politicians over ways to teach reading. Another method is called whole language. Children are taught ways to learn new words not so much by how they sound as by how they are used. Supporters of phonics say this requires too much guessing. But a lot of experts say the best way to teach reading is to combine phonics and whole language methods.
【題組】37. Which of the following statement is true?
(A) The National Reading Panel promotes teaching reading through phonics.
(B) The sound of a letter is always the same in every word.
(C) In 2002 an education law called No Child Left Behind established by The National Reading Panel.
(D) Either whole language or phonics is regarded as the best way of teaching children how to read.
38.【題組】38. Which of the following topics might best match the passage?
(A) Phonics Only
(B) No Children Left Behind
(C) Learning to Read
(D) American Education
39.(三) Alzheimer is considered an old people disease. It normally affects people more than sixty-five years old. However, a few rare cases have been discovered in people younger than forty. The average age of those found to have the disease is about eighty years old. Alzheimer disease is found in only about two percent of people who are sixty-five. But the risk increases to about twenty percent by age eighty. By age ninety, half of all people are found to have signs of the disease. Alzheimer affects people of all races equally. However, women are more likely than men to develop the disease. This is partly because women generally live longer than men. There is no simple test to tell if someone has Alzheimer disease. Doctors who suspect a person has the disease must test a patient for many other disabilities first. If the tests fail to show that other disabilities are responsible for the problems, then a doctor suspects that Alzheimer disease is responsible.
【題組】39. Which of the following statements is false?
(A) Alzheimer may happen to people at different age groups.
(B) Signs of Alzheimer disease are found in men more than in women.
(C) The older you are, the higher chance of suffering from Alzheimer disease you get.
(D)According to the article, women live longer than men.
40.【題組】40. Which of the news story does this passage belong to?
(A)Science & Technology
(B)Art & Culture
(D)Health & Medicine