Part One Vocabulary and Structure Directions:
In this part there are ten incomplete sentences, each with four suggested answers. Choose the one
that you think is the best answer. Mark you answer on the Answer Sheet by drawing with a pencil a
short bar across the corresponding letter in the brackets.
2. He was in a hurry and left things in a real___________. a. mixture b. confusion
c. mess d. mass3. The manager needs an assistant who he can ____________ to take care of problems in his absence.
a. count on b. count in c. count up d. count out
4. He was not as active as I had _________him to be. a. inspected b recognized c. objected d. expected
5. Science is still _________of the causes of many kinds of cancer. a. ignorant b. unconscious c. conscious d. informed
6. Maggie ran back to the kitchen, eggs ________ carefully in her hands. a. to be held b. held c. were held d. holding
7. You can’t be ___________ careful in making the decision as it was such a critical case. a. very b. quite c. too d. so
8. He came all the way to China for promoting friendship __________ for making money. a. other than b. more than c. better than d. rather than 9. I didn’t know his address, _________. a. otherwise I will write to him b. otherwise I would write to him c. otherwise I had written to him
d. otherwise I would have written to him
10. He was a person who would stand up for what he thought right, __________. a. whatever the cost is to himself b. what the cost to himself might be
c. no matter whatever the cost is to himself d. however the cost to himself is
Part Two Reading Comprehension Directions:
In this part there are three passages and one advertisement followed by questions or unfinished
statements each with four suggested answers. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.
Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet by drawing with a pencil a short bar across the
corresponding letter in the brackets.
Questions11-15are based on the following passage:
Promptness is important in American business, academic, and social settings. The importance of punctuality is
taught to young children in school. Tardy slips and the use of bells signal to the child that punctuality and time
itself are to be respected.
People who keep appointments are considered dependable. If people are late to job interviews, appointments,
or classes, they are often viewed as unreliable and irresponsible. In the business world, “time is money” and
companies may fine their executives for tardiness to business meetings. Of course, it is not always possible to be
punctual. Social and business etiquette also provides rules for late arrivals. Calling on the telephone if one is going
to be more than a few minutes late for scheduled appointments is considered polite and is often expected. Keeping
a date of friend waiting beyond ten to twenty minutes is considered rude. On the other hand, arriving thirty
minutes late to some parties is acceptable. 11. The best title for the passage is________ a. Punctuality b. Time c. Etiquette d. Culture
12. Children in American are taught to ________.
a. be on time when doing things b. respect their teachers
c. take their time when doing things d. respect their time13. If a person is late for business meeting, he may_________ a. be fired
b. be criticized by his boss c. be required to apologize d. be made to pay
14. Social etiquette in the United States allows people to _________. a. be a few minutes late for interviews
b. be up to a half-hour late for some parties c. keep a friend waiting for less than 30 minutes d. come a few minutes earlier to any appointment 15. “Time is money” here means_____. a. time is very important in the business world b. time can bring you money
c. if you hurry, you can get some money d. if you are late, you will lose money
Question 16-20 are based on the following passage:
Because of its potential for cutting costs, the distribution step in the marketing process is receiving more attention. Distribution involves warehousing, transporting and keeping inventory of manufactured products. Take an everyday product like fabric softener. After it comes off the assembly line, it’s packed in cartons and trucked to
warehouses around the country. When orders come in from retailers, the fabric softener is delivered to
supermarket shelves. This is distribution.
Probably the most crucial area for controlling costs is inventory. Companies don’t want to overproduce and
have unsold stock of their product piled up in warehouses. Wholesale companies and large retail chains employ
several techniques for inventory control. This is where the computer revolution really had an impact.
Computerized information systems give precise and up-to-date accounts of inventory on hand. And the field of
distribution offers good entry-level jobs for persons with training in computer programming or data processing.
Overseeing the whole area of distribution is the distribution manager. This job is becoming increasingly
important and can lead to an executive position.
16. According to the passage, why is the distribution step in marketing getting more attention? a. It is where companies research and develop new products. b. It is where companies can cut costs.
c. It is where employees can update their computer skills. d. It provides jobs for college graduates.
17. Why does the writer mention fabric softener? a. To advertise a new product
b. To show how companies set the price of an item c. To explain why companies must keep costs down d. To illustrate how the distribution process works 18. Why is inventory control so important?
a. It is essential for controlling costs b. It can lead to an executive position c. It helps companies overproduce d. It requires little or no training 19. Why are computers important in distribution? a. They can accurately report on inventory.
b. They provide good training in computer programming. c. They make it easier for managers to supervise people.
d. They train people for executive positions. 20. What is this passage mainly talking about? a. The use of computers for sale of products. b. The distribution step in the marketing process. c. Cost control in inventory of a product. d.Wholesale and retail chains of a product.
Questions 21-25 are based on the following passage.
Sporting activities are essentially modified forms of hunting behavior. Viewed biologically, the modern
foot-baller is in reality a member of hunting group. His killing weapon has turned into a harmless football and his
prey(猎物) into a goalmouth. If his arm is accurate and he scores a goal, he enjoys the hunter’s triumph of killing his prey.
To understand how this transformation has taken place we must briefly look back at our forefathers. They
spent over a million years evolving as cooperative hunters. Their very survival depended on success in the
hunting-field. Under this pressure their whole way of life, even their bodies, became greatly changed. They
became chasers, runners, jumpers, aimers, throwers and prey-killers. They cooperated as skillful male-group attackers.
Then about ten thousand years ago, after this immensely long period of hunting their food, they became
farmers. Their improved intelligence, so vital to their old hunting life, was put to a new use—that of controlling
and domesticating their prey. The hunt became suddenly out of date. The food was there on the farms, awaiting
their needs. The risks and uncertainties of the hunt were no longer essential for survival. 21. The author believes that sporting activities_________. a. are forms of biological development b. have actually developed from hunting c. are essential forms of taming the prey d. have changed the ways of hunting
22. In a football game what is equal to the prey in hunting is ________. a. any member of the opposing team. b. the goal keeper c. the goal-mouth d. the football
23. For over a million years, our forefathers were basically ________. a. successful farmers. b. cooperating hunters c. runners and jumpers d. skillful sportsmen.
24. When did hunting for animals become out of date for our forefathers? a. About a million years ago b. About 10,000 years ago c. Several thousand years ago d. The answer is not given
25. Which of the following best summarizes the main idea of the passage?
a. It is farming that gives human being enough leisure time for sporting activities. b. Farming is very important in human civilization because it saves human beings.
c. It is hunting that provides human beings with much simpler ways of obtaining meaty meals.
d. Sporting activities satisfy the desire of modern men to exercise hunting skills which his forefathers developed
for survival. Questions 26-30 are based on the following advertisements.
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28. Dow Jones Real-Time News covers the following EXCEPT_________ A. credit market news b. regional news
c. sports news d. announcement by companies 29. The advertisement is directed toward________ a. brokers b. investors c. managers d. directors
30. The purpose of the advertisement is _________. a. encouraging people to use Scottrade News
b. introducing the importance of Dow Jones News c. calling people’s attention to stock exchange d. hiring brokers
Part Three Cloze
Directions: For each blank in the following passage, choose the best answer from the choices given below.
Mark your answer on the Answer Sheet by drawing with a pencil a short bar across the
corresponding letter in the brackets.
A land free from destruction, plus wealth, natural resources, and labor supply—all these were important
factors, in helping England to become the center for the Industrial Revolution. ______31________they were not
enough. Something else was needed to start the industrial process. That “something special” was men—
_____32________individuals who could invent machines, find new sources of power, and establish business
organizations to reshape society.
The men who _____33____ the machines of the Industrial Revolution came from many backgrounds and
many occupations. Many of them were _______34______inventors than scientists. A man who is a pure scientist
is primarily interested in doing his research______35_____. He is not necessarily working so that his findings can
be used. An inventor or one interested in applied science is ____36_____ trying to make something that has a
concrete idea. He may try to solve a problem by using the theories ______37_____ science or by experimenting
through trial and error. Regardless of his method, he is working to obtain a specific result: the construction of a
harvesting machine, the burning of a light bulb, or one of ______38_______other objectives. Most of the people who developed the machines of the Industrial Revolution were inventors, not trained
scientists. A few were both scientists and inventors. Even those who had _____39_____ or no training in science
might not have made their inventions if a groundwork had not been laid by scientists years _____40_______.
31. a. But b. And c. Besides d. Even
32 a. generating b. effective c. motivation d. creative 33 a. employed b. created C. operated d. controlled 34 a. less b. better c. more d. worse
35 a. happily b. occasionally c. reluctantly d. accurately 36 a. seldom b. sometimes c. usually d. never 37 a. of b. with c. to d. as
38 a. few b. those c. many d. all 39 a. little b. much c. some d. any 40 a. ago b. past c. ahead d. before
Part Four Dialogue completion Directions:
There are ten short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed
by four choices marked A, B,C, and D, Choose the answer that
suits the conversational context and best completes the dialogue. Mark your
answer on the Answer Sheet by drawing with a pencil a short bar across the
corresponding letter in the rackets.
41. Bob: Can I help with your luggage? Mary: __________.
a. No, thanks. I can manage it. b. No, many thanks. I can do.
c. No, not necessary. Thank you anyway. d. No, you needn’t. Thank you anyway.
42. Speaker A: Excuse me. Do you mind if I open the window? Speaker B: ____________a. Well, don’t open it. b. Well, I’m sorry. It’s a bit cold here. c. Yes, please open it. d. Well, it’s too hot here.
43. Jack: Hey. how are you, Susie? Gee, we haven’t seen each other in „it must be close to three years!
Susie: __________ a. How do you do ? b. Nice to meet you.
c. Fancy meeting you here. d. Well, French fries.
44. Man: That’s a beautiful dress you have on! Woman: _____________
a. Actually, I don’t like it very much b. Oh, thank you. I just got it yesterday c. Yes, I think so
d. No. it’s not that beautiful . Yours is better.
45. Johnson: I got home very late last night. I hope I didn’t disturb you. Landlady: _________.
46. Jane: Carol, you look very well.
Carol: Thank you, Jane. You look wonderful too. Your weekend tennis must have done you good.
a. That’s very kind of you.
b. Are you kidding? Thank you anyway. c. You think so? That’s encouraging.
d. I don’t believe it. You are flattering me.
47. Speaker A: I’m seventy-eight, but I never stop jogging every evening. Speaker B: You’re seventy-eight? No kidding. __________. a. You certainly don’t look it b. You certainly don’t look like it c. You certainly don’t look at it d. You certainly don’t look into it.
48. Hotel Receptionist: Front desk. Can I help you? Guest: This is Mr. Burton in 1205. __________? a. Would you please call me at 6:00 in the morning b. Wake me up at six, will you
c. How can I wake up in the morning d. Can I get a wake-up call, please
Part One Vocabulary and Structure
1-5 D C A D A 6-10 B C D D A
Part Two Reading Comprehension
11-15 A A D B D 16-20 B D A A B 21-25 B C B B D 26-30 A A C B A
Part Three Cloze
31-35 A D B C D 36-40 C A C A D
Part four Dialogue Completion
41-45 A B C B B 46-48 C A D