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. Customer : Could you find these books for me?
Seller: Sure. Let me have a look at your list.
A. It’s all right. B. No problem.
C. Here you are. D. Thank you.
2. Neighbor : Hi. You said that you might need some help with preparing dinner. What would you like me to do?
Hostess : __________ I really appreciate it. First, could you peel the vegetables? I’ve put them all in the sink and there’s a peeler.
A. Thanks for coming. B. Sit down, please.
C. Oh, it’s you. D. I have no idea.
3. Jack : John, you look terrible! __________?
John : My girlfriend broke up with me.
A. Are you all right B. What goes wrong with you
C. Are you feeling well D. Do you need help
4. Jane : I failed the test again! Three times in a row!
Helen : __________ It’s no big deal. You still have another chance.
A. Cheers. B. Don’t worry.
C. Come on D. Forget it
5. July: Hello, Mr. Green. __________.
Mr. Green: You’re leaving so soon? When are you off?
July : Early tomorrow morning.
A. I’m leaving B. I’ve come to say goodbye
C. I want to tell you that I am leaving D. Goodbye
6. Operator: Hello, International Trade Corporation.
Customer : Hello! May I talk to Mr. George Adam, please?
Operator : __________, please.
A. Wait B. Hold on C. connecting D. Yes
7. Peter : Would you lend me your typewriter?
Jane : I’m sorry, it is out of order. It could not be used right now.
Peter : __________. I’ll ask Jim if he has one.
A. Really B. It doesn’t matter C. Thanks D. Sorry
8. Manager : __________
Applicant : I have come at your invitation for an interview.
Manager : Nice to meet you. Please sit down.
A. What’s the matter? B. What can I do for you?
C. How are you? D. Excuse me?
9. Stewardess : Good morning. __________ This way, please.
Pass e nger : Thank you. Stewardess, can you direct me to my seat?
Stewardess : Certainly. May I see your boarding pass, please?
Passenger : Sure, here it is.
A. How are you? B. Nice to meet you.
C. You are welcome to our plane. D. Welcome aboard.
10. Jiang : Hello, can I speak to the head of the household?
Chen : __________
Jiang : This is Jiang Ping with Children’s Publishing Company. May I have your name, sir?
Chen : My name is Chen.
A. May I ask who’s calling? B. Hello.
C. What’s your name? D. Would you tell me your name?
11. Customer : I want to mail this parcel to Beijing.
Clerk : __________
Customer : Register is enough. I really don’t want insurance.
Clerk : Please, put the box on this scale.
A. Would you like to register it? B. Do you want to register and insure it?
C: Do you want to register or insure it? D. Would you register and insure it?
12. Mary : Excuse me for being late, Peter. I was held up by the traffic.
Peter : __________, Mary. Come in and take a seat.
A. That’s quite all right B. No problem
C. Don’t mention it D. Welcome
13. Mrs. Weller : Welcome, Mr. Zhao. We’re very pleased to have you with us.
Zhao Kai : Thank you, Mrs. Weller. I’m more than happy to have this chance to join in a real Thanksgiving celebration.
Mrs. Weller : __________ I’ll join you in a while.
A. You are welcome . B. Please make yourself at home.
C. Don’t wait for me. D. Please start to eat.
14. Janet : Linda, I was shocked to hear about your husband’s illness! I’m so sorry!
Linda : __________ I appreciate your sympathy, Janet. I hope he’ll be all right, but this is his second heart attack in five years.
A. It doesn’t matter. B. Thank you.
C. Me too D. Don’t mention it.
15. Mr s . Fox : __________ what you have done to my son, doctor.
Doctor : That’s all right, Mrs. Fox. That’s my job. I’m very glad he recovered so soon.
Mr s . Fox : I know he has brought great trouble to you. A million thanks.
A: I’m very grateful for B. I feel very happy with
C. I really like D. I’ve got to know
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.
Are some people born clever and others born stupid? Or is intelligence developed by our environment and our experience? Strangely enough, the answer to these questions is yes. To some extent our intelligence is given us at birth, and no amount of special education can make a genius out of a child born with intelligence. On the other hand, a child who lives in a boring environment will develop his intelligence less than one who lives in rich and varied surroundings. Thus the limits of a person’s intelligence are fixed at birth, whether or not he reached those limits will depend on his environment. This view, now held by most experts, can be supported in a number of ways.
It is easy to show that intelligence is to some extent something we are born with. The closer the blood relationship between two people, the closer they are likely to be in intelligence. Thus if we take two unrelated people at random from the population it is likely that their degree of intelligence will be completely different. If, on the other hand, we take two identical twins, they will very likely be as intelligent as each other. Relations like brothers and sisters, parents and children, usually have similar intelligence, and this clearly suggests that intelligence depends on birth.
Imagine now that we take two identical twins and put them in different environments. We might send one, for example, to a university and the other to a factory where the work is boring. We would soon find differences in intelligence developing, and this indicates that environment as well as birth plays a part. This conclusion is also suggested by the fact that people who live in close contact with each other, but who are not related at all are likely to have similar degree of intelligence.
16. The writer is in favor of the view that man’s intelligence is given to him __________.
A. at birth
B. through education
C. both at birth and through education
D. more at birth than through education
17. If a child is born with low intelligence he can __________.
A. never become a genius
B. still become a genius if he should be given special education
C. exceed his intelligence limits in rich surroundings
D. not exceed his intelligence limits even in rich surroundings
18. In the second paragraph “if we take two unrelated people at random from the population--” means if we __________.
A. pick any two persons
B. take out two different persons
C. choose two persons who are relative
D. choose two persons with different intelligence
19. The example of the twins going to a university and to a factory separately shows __________.
A. the importance of their intelligence
B. the role of environment on intelligence
C. the importance of their position
D. the part that birth places
20. The best title of this passage can be __________.
C. Dependence on Environment
D. Effect of Education