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. Joyce : Could you pass me the sugar?
Larry : Sure. __________
A. It’s all right. B. No problem.
C. Here you are. D. Thank you.
2. Peter : I haven’t seen you for ages. __________
Tom : Just fine. Oh, I got married last year.
A. What have you done? B. Are you all right?
C. How are you doing? D. Have you got married?
3. Operator : Good morning. Future Software. How may I direct your call?
Customer : After Sales Service Department, please.
Operator : __________. I’ll put you through.
A. Just a moment please B. I see
C. Thank you D. No problem
4. Student : __________, I’d like to return these books.
Assistant : OK. Oh, these books are a month overdue. Sorry, you have to pay a fine.
I know. But how much should I pay?
Assistant :Just a minute. Let me check.
A. Hi B. How are you C. Excuse me D. Hello
5. Waiter : Prince Wales Restaurant. Good morning! Can I help you?
Customer : Yes, I would like to book a table for two for tomorrow evening.
Waiter : Sure, sir. __________?
Customer : Around 6:30.
A. What time would you like to have your table B. When are you coming
C. What time do you want it D. When would you like to come
6. Lee : Thank you for your delicious food last night. When I went home, I couldn’t forget the appetizing dishes.
Mrs. Lewis : __________, and you are welcome, at any time.
A. It’s very kind of you B. I’m glad you like the dishes
C. Not at all D. Thank you so much
7. John : Hello, I’m John. I read in the poster that you’re looking for a student to work as a language assistant.
Clerk : __________ Are you interested in the job?
John : I think so. But before I apply, could you tell me more about the work?
A. How are you? B. Yes, we are.
C. Hello. D. That’s right.
8. Lily : I’m really mad at Mom and Dad.
Ann : Why? What have they done?
Lily : I asked them for a leather jacket for my birthday and they just got me this stupid raincoat.
Ann : Oh, __________! It’s a beautiful coat.
A. don’t worry B. it doesn’t matter
C. don’t complain D. come on
9. Jean : Why couldn’t you come to the party last night?
Betty : Well, I couldn’t get away from work early.
Jean : __________.
A. I feel sorry B. What a shame
C. It doesn’t matter D. Do come next time
10. Frank : Are you doing anything on Saturday evening?
Bob : Nothing special, __________?
Frank : We’d like to have you and your wife over for dinner this Saturday evening. Would you be able to come?
A. what B. why
C. what’s the matter D. what do you mean
11. George : You’re not looking very cheerful. __________?
Joe : Oh, nothing in particular. I’m just a bit fed up.
George : With your job?
Joe : Yes, that’s right.
A. Are you OK B. Are you feeling well
C. How are you D. What’s the matter with you
12. Jimmy : Hey, I heard that you have won the champion in the game. Congratulations!
Paul : __________. It wasn’t easy, you know.
A: Thanks B. Never mention it
C. Please don’t D. Yes, I am always the best.
13. Bill : I got the job you recommended me for last week.
Jack : That’s great! __________
Bill : I really don’t know how I can thank you enough.
A. Congratulations. B. Good news.
C. I feel so happy. D. Good luck.
14. Tom : Mr. White. I’m calling to say goodbye. I’ll be leaving tomorrow. But before I leave, I want to thank you for what you’ve done for me during my visit here.
Mr. White : __________, Tom. We are glad to have you. Now I’m sure you’re excited to be back home soon.
Tom : Oh, yes.
A. Don’t say that B. It’s very kind of you to say that
C. Come on D. That’s all right
15. Roy : __________?
Earl : Not really, I think I have broken my knees.
Roy : Oh, my God, we’d better send for the doctor.
A. Are you OK B. How do you do
C. Is it you D. What can I do
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.
The journey two divers made some time ago to the very deepest point on the earth makes us realize how much of the world still remains to be studied. The two men went down seven miles to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean inside a small steel ball to find out if there are any ocean currents or signs of life.
It was necessary to set out early, so that the ball would come to the surface in daylight, and so be easily found by the mother ship which would be waiting for it. The divers began preparations early in the morning and soon afterwards, when all was ready, the steel ball disappeared under the surface of the water.
The divers felt as if they were going down steps as they passed through warm and cold layers of water. In time, the temperature dropped to freezing point. They kept in touch with the mother ship by telephone telling how they felt. Then, at a depth of 3, 000 feet, the telephone stopped working and they were quite cut off from the outside world. All went well until some four hours later at 30, 000 feet, the men were frightened by a loud, cracking noise: even the smallest hole in the ball would have meant instant death. Luckily, though, it was only one of the outer windows that had broken. Soon afterwards, the ball touched the soft ocean floor raising a big cloud of “dust” made up of small dead sea-creatures. Here, powerful lights lit up the dark water and the men were surprised to see fish swimming just above them quite untroubled by the great water-pressure. But they did not dare to leave the lights on for long, as the heat from them made the water boil. Quite unexpectedly, the telephone began working again and the faint but clear voices of the divers were heard on the mother ship seven miles away. After a stay of thirty minutes the men began their journey up arriving three hours later, cold and wet through, but none the worse for their experience.
16. The purpose of the divers’ journey to the deepest point on the earth was to find __________.
A. if there are water currents and life in the great depths
B. if people can stand the severe cold in the great depths
C. if there are steps in the great depths
D. if the telephone works well in the great depths
17. The divers set out early in the morning so that __________.
A. they could return to the surface during the day
B. they could see at the bottom of the ocean
C. they could avoid the cold at night
D. they could stay long at the bottom
18. Which of the statements is true?
A. The ocean water temperature decreases steadily with the depth.
B. There are steps on the way to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
C. There are steps between the water layers of different temperatures.
D. The water layers of different temperatures made the divers feel as if they were going down steps.
19. As the divers went down to the ocean floor, the telephone __________.
A. kept working all the time
B. stopped working at a depth of 3, 000 feet and began working again after they reached the bottom
C. stopped working at a depth of 3, 000 feet and began working again at 30, 000 feet
D. stopped working at a depth of 3, 000 feet and began working again when they returned t the same depth
20. On the ocean floor, the divers found that __________.
A. there was no life but some small dead sea-creatures
B. fish were swimming as freely as they do near the surface
C. fish were not swimming freely in the dark water
D. fish were not swimming freely under the high water-pressure