2011年6月广东省成人教育学位英语考试真题

Part I Dialogue Completion Directions: There are 15 incomplete short dialogues in this part, each followed by 4choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that best completes the dialogue and mark your answer on the Answer Sheet. 1. --- Excuse me, sir. Would you please tell me how to get to Beijing Hotel? --- _______. Would you like to take a bus or walk? A. All right B. It’s OK. C. Yes, of course. D. Don’t mention it. 2. --- How nice your new dress looks on you! --- _____. A. Thanks. B. Yours is nice, too. C. I bought it yesterday. D. Really? 3. --- ______? --- Yes, I’ll have some salad, roast beef, and mashed potatoes. A. What do you want to eat B. Are you ready to order now C. Do you want the menu D. Do you like these food 4. --- Hey, you look concerned. _____? --- The final exam. I’m not fully prepared yet. A. What’s wrong with you B. Are you ill C. Are you comfortable D. What’s on your mind 5. --- John, where are the cookies? Don’t tell me you ate them all. Again! --- _____. I couldn’t help it. They were so good. A. I didn’t. B. Don’t blame me. C. Yes, I did. D. Don’t be angry. 6. ---Sir, _____? --- Yes, sir. You ran through the stop sign. May I see your driver license, please? A. why do you stop me B. what are you doing C. are you stopping me D. did I do anything wrong 7. Hi, Linda, do you think it’s possible to have a talk this afternoon? ___, but I have got a pretty tight schedule this afternoon. A. I think it is B. I don’t think so. C. I’m afraid not. D. I’d love to. 8. --- ABC Booking Office. Good morning, _____? --- Yes, I want to fly to Guangzhou the day after tomorrow and I want to know if there is a flight sometime around 3 p.m.

A. Can I help you C. Where do you want to go

B. Do you want to travel D. What do you want me to do

9. --- Welcome to our shop. Anything I can do for you? --- _______. A. I’m not sure B. I’d like a sweater. C. I hope so D. Thank you very much. 10. --- Have you heard that Wang has divorced her husband? --- _____. She looks quite miserable. A. I’ve heard of it B. I’ve never heard of it C. I feel so sorry D. It’s a pity 11. --- Excuse me, I’m afraid ___. Could you tell me where I am? --- You’re on the 77th street. Where would you like to go? A. I’m missing B. I don’t know where to go. C. I’ve lost my way D. I am a stranger here. 12. ---What’s the weather like in your hometown? --- ____, usually warm and sunny in spring and autumn. A. It’s awful B. I like it very much C. It’s very nice D. I am a stranger here 13. --- Well, _____? --- I’m not feeling well, doctor. I have a sore throat. A. are you all right B. what’s your question C. are you feeling good D. what seems to be your trouble 14. --- Pamela, can you come to a meeting on Friday? --- ____. Let me check my schedule. A. I’m not sure B. Never mind C. That’s impossible. D. Don’t refuse him. 15. --- ______, Mike. It’s a little chilly in here. --- Okay. Is there anything else I can do for you before I leave? A. Take the book with you B. Please close the window C. Give me the remote control D. Turn off the light in the kitchen Part II Reading Comprehension Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each pasage 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. Passage One Nearly a quarter-century after a German boy tossed a message in a bottle off a ship in the Baltic Sea, he’s received an answer. A 13-year-old Russian, Daniil Korotkikh, was walking with his parents on a beach when he saw something glittering lying in the sand. “I saw that bottle and it looked interesting,” Korotkikh told the Associated Press on Tuesday. “It looked like a German beer bottle with a ceramic(陶瓷的) plug, and there was a message inside." His father, who knows a little German, translated the letter. It said: “My name is Frank, and I am five years old. My dad and I are traveling on a ship to Denmark. If you find this letter, please write back to me, and I will write back to you.” The letter, dated 1987, included an address in the town of Coesfeld. The boy in the letter, Frank Uesbeck, is now 29. His parents still live at the letter’s address. “At first I didn’t believe it,” Uesbeck told the AP about getting the response from Korotkikh. In fact, he barely remembered the trip at all; his father actually wrote the letter. The Russian boy said he does not believe that the boy actually spent 24 years in the sea: “It would not have survived in the water all that time,” he said. He believed it had been hidden under the sand where he found it. In the web chat earlier this month, Uesbek gave Korotkikh his new address to write to and promised to write back when he receives his letter. “He’ll definitely get another letter from me,” the 29-year-old said. Uesbeck was especially thrilled that he was able to have a positive impact on a life of a young person far away from Germany. 16. The message in the bottle was found _______ years later. A. 25 B. 24 C. 29 D. 20 17. The letter in the bottle was written in ________. A. Russian B. English C. French D. German 18. The letter in the bottle was actually written by _________. A. Frank B. Korotkikh C. Frank’s father D. Korotkikh’s father 19. Which of the following statements is Not true?

A. Daniil Korotkikh believed the bottle must have stayed in the sea all the time before he got it. B. Frank, the German man gave the Russian boy his new address. C. Frank and Korotkikh have met each other through the web chat D. It is likely that Frank and Korotkikh will arrange a meeting in person. 20. That the letter is found and answered so many years later is a(n) _______ to all the people. A. surprise B. tragedy C. glory D. honour Passage Two Today, many people are starving to death. There is a shortage of food and the available food is too expensive for hungry people to buy. Therefore, they go without food, or each day have only one or two small meals lacking the necessary vitamins to maintain good health. Recently, a man who wanted to understand the conditions such people conducted an experiment. He only ate one meal a day for a month but continued to work as he normally did. During the first five days he was hungry at his regular meal times, but after he had drunk a glass of water his hunger went away. In the evening, when he ate his one meal, he ate quickly and consumed a large amount. During the next five days, although he was not hungry during the day, he quickly noticed every food stall. And the smell of food caught his attention. During the third and fourth weeks, he had hunger pains and lack physical strength. He looked forward to his one meal and ate it slowly, enjoying every bite. Without it, he knew he would have hardly enough energy to work. This experience changed his attitude about some things. Having a cup of tea was not just a pastime, it also gave him strength. He more frequently noticed overweight people and people who threw away leftover food. He realized the importance of food for the very hungry person. He could no longer easily pass by a hungry beggar on the street. But most important, he could now sympathize in a small way with the starving people of the world. 21. According to the first paragraph, today the problem with many people is that _________. A. they don’t eat food B. they are too poor to buy food C. the food they eat lacks vitamins D. not enough food is provided to them 22. The man ate only one meal a day because ________. A. there was a serious shortage of food B. it was an effective way of losing weight C. he wanted to know how hungry people could be D. he could not afford to have three meals a day 23. At first, when he was hungry he found that a glass of water ______.

A. got rid of his thirst B. could remove his hunger C. hardly produced any effect D. only made him feel hungrier 24. The experiment made the man realize that ________. A. most people are just eating for fun B. overweight people are wasting food C. food has a different meaning for people D. leftover food shouldn’t be thrown away. 25. After the experiment was over, the man might have felt that ________. A. hunger is less painful once you get used to it B. a man can survive for years on only one meal a day C. you enjoy your food more if you go hungry for a while D. something should be done for the hungry people of the world Passage 3 A college education is not just preparation for a career, however. In addition to taking courses in their major field of study, students enroll in elective(选修的) courses. They may take classes that help them understand more about people, nature, government, or the arts. Well-rounded people are likely to be better citizens, better parents and more interesting and interested individuals. Although two-thirds of American high school graduates no longer dominate the college campuses. Adults of all ages return to the classroom, either for new vocational skills or for personal growth. In 1966, for example, almost 20% of American college students were over age 35. Some 500,000 college students are over 50. American faith in the value of education is exemplified by the rising number of Americans who have at least a bachelor’s degree. Almost one-quarter of Americans over age 25 are college graduates. College attendance is not reserved for the wealthy and the academically talented. It is available to anyone who wants to go. Right now about 15 million students are taking advantage of the opportunity. For those not academically prepared to handle college-level work, about 80% of undergraduate schools offer remedial (sometimes called developmental) classes in reading, writing and math. The U.S has about 3,700 institutions of higher learning. About 1,600 of these are 2-year schools. More than 2000 are 4-year schools, many of which also have graduate programs. With so many colleges to choose from, how do prospective students find the right one for their needs? Information about schools is easy to obtain. Students can write for printed information and applications. Some schools even mail out video. Students can also use computer programs that allow them to specify particular interests and print out a list os schools that fit their description. Most institutions of higher learning also have web sites. Many schools send college representatives to high schools and two-year colleges to recruit students. Finally, many students visit colleges, take tours of campuses, and talk to counselors. 26. The word “well-rounded” in Paragraph 1 means _________.

A. well developed in a range of aspects B. rounded in shape or well developed C. well planned and balanced D. full, varied, and satisfying 27. According to the text, recent high school graduates _________ in American colleges. A. are a majority B. are a minority C. form two-thirds of the students D. are no more than adult students 28. American colleges are for ________. A. the intelligent B. anyone who has a need C. the academically prepared D. the rich who can afford their education 29. How many methods can one use to obtain information about schools? A. Three B. Four C. Five D. Six 30. According to the passage, the most basic reason for th high rate of college enrollment is ________. A. social pressure B. easy access to colleges C. people’s faith in education D. the large number of colleges Passage Four A man from New York is suing four big fast-food companies. Caesar Barber is going to court because he says that high-fat foods at McDonald’s Burger King, Wendy’s, and KFC Corporation destroyed his health. Barber says that he ate at these resturants four or five times a week for many years. He claims that this diet made him very overweight. According to Mr. Barber, obesity(肥胖 症) gave him diabetes (糖尿病), high blood pressure, and two heart attacks. When a reporter asked him why he ate there so often, he said, “I was single, it was quick, and I’m not a very good cook.” Barber’s lawyer, Samuel Hirsch, says that the suit has two different purposes. The first is to make fast-food resturants offer healthier foods in smaller amounts. The suit also asks that fast-foods have warning labels similar to labels on cigarettes. Mr. Hirsch says that these labels are necessary because the effects of fast foods are similar to the effecs of cigarettes, alcohol, and illegal drugs such as heroin. Two others may soon join Barber’s suit. One is Frances Winn, a 57-year-old retired nurse.

Ms. Winn says that she has eaten at fast-food resturants at least twice a week since 1975. She says that this habit has caused several health problems, including high blood pressure. Isreal Bradley, 59, said eating a pound of French fries every week gave him high blood pressure and diabetes. Officials of the fast-food industry attacked the legal action. National Resturant Association representative Katharine Kim called it ridiculous. KFC spokeswoman Amy Sherwood claimed KFC offers several kinds of foods for people who want to eat healthier. Legal expert Walter Olson agreed that the suit had little chance of success. He said that people were free to make different choices. Whether or not the suit is successful, there is no doubt that Americans have a weight problem. Medical experts say that obesity will soon be America’s number one killer. They have encouraged fast-food campanies to offer healthier foods. 31. What does the word “suing” in the first sentence mean? A. Attacking B. Mentioning C. Complaining about D. Taking a legal action against 32. Caesar Barber’s problem is that _______. A. he does not have a family B. he suffers diseases caused by overweight C. he has no time for cooking D. he lives near fast food restaurants 33. By suing the four big fast food companies, Casear Barber wants to _______. A. get them punished B. eat there at a lower price C. warn the public of the harm of eating fast foods D. replace them with better restaurants. 34. The other two who may soon soon join Barber’s suit _______. A. suffer similar diseases to his B. eat as much as he does C. have a longer history of eating fast food D. visits the fast food restaurants more often than he does 35. Fast food restaurants are _________. A. indifferent to this B. very worried about this case C. quite concerned about this case D. quite optimistic about this case Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points) Directions: There are 40 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are 4 choices

marked A, B, C and D. choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET. 36. As soon as you take off any clothing, ______ it neatly and place it on the chair. A. wash B. change C. throw D. Fold 37. It takes only half an hour to go to the museum by a short ______ across the park. A. reach B. cut C. sharp D. Flash 38. The trouble is he really likes doing it but he’s ______ to admit it. A. shameful B. shamed C. ashamed D. Shaming 39. Some economists attribute much of the rising wage inequality in this country ______ the shift in favor of the most skilled workers. A. in B. on C. by D. to 40. The father went to the door in ______ to a knock from outside. A. answer B. difficulty C. regard D. case 41. When he really does something wrong, he is willing to ______. A. apply B. apologize C. relieve D. relate 42. Her great dream of becoming a writer has finally become a ______. A. practice B. event C. duty D. reality 43. During the afternoon Marilla kept the child busy with ______ tasks and watched over her with a keen eye when she did them. A. various B. curious C. anxious D. obvious 44. The best way to make friends is to start a conversation with someone and ______ what your common interests are and go from there. A. lead to B. lay down C. keep on D. find out 45. She said it was important to ______ things correctly and in a businesslike manner. A. handle B. employ C. remember D. reject 46. Peter was ______ that there should be no misundersding on that point. A. devoted B. excited C. determined D. frightened 47. I wanted to pay for the coffee, but I found that all I had was a couple of ______ coins. A. worthless B. priceless C. invaluable D. inexpensive

48. If you are happy and enjoying life, you are automatically ______, and people around want to be with you. A. creative B. attractive C. humorous D. honest

49. He’s the sort of person who ______ you at parties. A. boring B. bearing C. bores

D. bears

50. He was ______ enough to see that Jake was the best candidate for the job. A. sensible B. sensitive C. sensational D. sensual 51. I’m trying to be more ______ when I go shopping, and only buying what I really need. A. economy B. economic C. economical D. economics 52. The company isn’t ______ doing such big business. A. able to B. capable to C. able of D. capable of 53. Many thousands have benefited ______ the new medical system. A. on B. in C. to D. from 54. Most people make such mistakes ______ in their whole life. A. some time B. sometime C. some times D. sometimes 55. The university ______ pressure to close its art department. A. decided B. made C. resisted

D. adopted

56. If Peter had given up his part-time job, he ______ the final exam. A. might pass B. might have passed C. has passed D. had passed 57. All ______ is to give him a warning. A. what is needed C. that is needed

B. is needed D. the needed thing

58. Mr. Phillips caught up with the boy in the corridor and ______ his hand on the his shoulder. A. lay B. lain C. lied D. laid 59. Such problems ______ air pollution and traffic jams becoming more and more serious in some big cities. A. like B. about C. as D. of

60. Last year he learned ______ he had expected because he won a lot hard harder. A. twice as much as B. twice as many as C. twice more than D. twice as more as 61. I wasn’t able to catch the bus. I ______ ten minutes earlier. A. would get up B. should get up C. had got up D. should have got up 62. His first novel was a failure, ______. A. his second novel was either B. so was his second novel C. neither was his second novel D. so his second novel was 63. ______ his last word, he got into a taxi and disappeared in time. A. Finishing B. Finished C. Having finished D. To finish 64. Let’s read the novel together, ______? A. shall we C. won’t you

B. will you D. shan’t we

65. Little ______ to win your friendship in this way. A. did I expect B. I expected C. I did expect D. had I expected 66. My university lies in the north of the city, around ______ high mountains. A. which is B. it is C. which are D. them are 67. I rushed to the meeting without breakfast, only ______ that had been postponed. A. to tell B. to be told C. telling D. told 68. I ______ along the Great Wall for hours when I saw her. A. traveled B. was traveling C. travel D. might travel 69. There are 40 teachers in this school, ten of whom are ______. A. man teachers B. men teachers C. man teacher D. men teachers 70. ______ a change of weather, please take the coat with you. A. Because of B. In spite of

C. In case of

D. But for

71. The tall tree, ______ leaves are darker than those of the other two, is as old as grandpa. A. which B. whose C. of which D. that 72. You ______ wear your glasses, for the words are rather small. A. had better B. had batter to C. would rather D. would rather to 73. ______, I cannot spare any time to read it. A. However amusing the story is B. However the story is amusing C. No matter amusing the story is D. No matter how the story is amusing 74. The girl wanted to eat up all the candies, but his mother told her ______. A. not to B. not to do C. not do it D. do not do 75. The film is an award winner and is ______. A. worth to see B. worth of seeing C. worth being see D. worth seeing Part IV Close Test Directions: There are 10 numbered blanks in the following passage. For each blank, there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET. A special research team from the local medical center __76__ experiments on completely blind babies. The babies to be tested on lived at home with their mothers of families. The research workers would visit the babies and closely __77__ the development of their senses and behavior every two weeks. In most __78__, the research workers tested the responses of the blind babies to different stimuli (刺激) common in the family environment. Generally speaking, a __79__ baby would react with smiles and laughter to tickling (瘙痒), to the voice of a relative, and to hugging (拥抱) from his family. His reactions were swift. __80__, most of the blind babies, according to the experiments, responded to stimuli impassively. In fact, they were indifferent to __81__ sound. But __82__ some special situations, some of them were able to __83__ to the sound of their mothers with a smile. Usually, their response was very __84__. The tests were done about nine months; they __85__ when the blind babies were one month ole and ended when they were ten months old. 76. A. carried B. did C. finished D. took 77. A. watched B. related C. wrote D. observed 78. A. times B. cases C. examples D. places

79. A. new B. normal C. special D. big 80. A. While B. Moreover C. However D. Therefore 81. A. any B. no C. some D. either 82. A. under B. from C. upon D. with 83. A. turn B. talk C. listen D. react 84. A. loud B. big C. slow D. strange 85. A. began B. rose C. spoke D. agreed Part V Writing (15 points ) Directions :You are to write in 100-200words about the title"To Learn or to Practice" You should base your composition on the online given in Chinese below" To Work or to Study Further? 提纲 1.有些人认为大学生要多些社会实践,为将来工作做准备。 2.有些人认为大学生要要把时间和精力放在学习上。 3.你的观点是什么?


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