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2014年广东省成人高等教育学士学位英语水平考试试题

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2014年广东省成人高等教育学士学位英语水平考试试题

Paper One    试卷一

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.

1. Speaker A: Waiter, ________

Speaker B: Wait a minute, sir. That’s $80 altogether.

   A. Would you charge me?              B. Menu, please?

   C. Would you take the money?         D. May I have the bill, please?

2. Speaker A: Do you mind if I keep pets in this building?

   Speaker B: ________

   A. Who knows?                            B. I would rather you didn’t.

   C. Yeah, I love pets.                      D. No, you can’t.

3. Speaker A: This apple tastes nice. Could i have another one?

   Speaker B: ________

   A. Mind your hand.                              B. Yes, you could.

   C. I’m sorry.                                D. Be my friend.

4.       Tom: Could I use your car for a day?

   Jack: ________ But you need to drive carefully.

   A. That’s right.                             B. Sure.

   C. Never mind.                             D. I’m pleased.

5.       Doctor: ________

   Patient: I’m much better. My stomach problem is gone.

   A. Do you have anything to declare, sir?          

   B. Good morning, may I help you?

   C. What seems the problem?        

   D. How are you feeling today?

6.       Amy: Mr. Gordon asked me to remind you of the meeting this afternoon. Don’t you forget it.

   Lucy: OK, I ________

   A. prefer to.                                 B. won’t

   C. suppose so.                              D. do.

7.       Mike: Madam, do all the buses go downtown?

   Susan: ________

   A. Wow, you got the idea.             B. No, never mind.

   C. Sorry, I’m new here.                D. Pretty well, I guess.

8. Jenny: Shall we go out for dinner tonight?

  Jackie: ________

   A. You are right.                           B. It must be funny.

   C. Have a nice time.                     D. That sounds great.

9. Speaker A: I sent a package to dallas two days ago and it still hasn’t arrived. My tracking number is 641-24.

   Speaker B: OK, Mr. Smith ________ but our delivery person said that there was no such address.

   A. Don’t be angry.                       B. Stay calm.

   C. We attempted to deliver it.         D. Thanks for asking me.

10. Maggie: Hello, could I speak to Justin, please.

Justin: ________

   A. Yes, please.                                B. Yes, you can.

   C. Who are you?                           D. Speaking.

11. William: I’d like to invite you to dinner this Sunday, Mr. Smith.

   Smith: ________

   A. No, let’s not.        

B. I’d rather stay at home.

   C. No, that’ll be too much trouble.

   D. I’d love to, but I have other plans.

12. Mavis: How is everything, Ruth?

   Ruth: ________

   A. Not too bad.                             B. Well, thank you.

   C. It’s all right, thanks.                  D. Not at all.

13. Mori: I’m pleased to meet you here.

   Kaco: ________

   A. I didn’t expect to see you here.      B. You are too hospitable.

   C. Thank you so much.                   D. Pleased to meet you, too.

14. Joe: Thank you for everything you’ve done for me during my stay here.

   Henry: You’re welcome ________

   A. It doesn’t matter.                      B. It’s my job.

   C. Yes, I’d love to.                        D. Be careful.

15. `Donna: Can you tell me where the library is?

   Harry: Of course, it’s behind the teaching building.

   Donna: Thanks.

   Harry: ________.

   A. Don’t be so sure.                      B. I’m happy to have done it.

   C. You are welcome.                     D. I’m glad you like it.

 

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.

Passage One

Kids often ask Scout Bassett, of Palm Desert, California, if she wishes she had two normal legs. Bassett, 18, answers, “No. I have never known anything different, and it would seem weird to me. Besides, if it weren’t for the missing leg, I wouldn’t have the opportunities I have”

    Scout has faced big challenges. When she was months old, she suffered from terrible burns. Her right leg was especially damaged, and doctors cut it off above the knee. When she was 14, she got a high-tech leg made for sports and put it to the test right away in a race for disabled athletes. “I remember being terrified because this was my first time,” she says. ”But my doctor said, you have to start somewhere.’

    Scout was waiting nervously for the race to start when athlete Sarah Reinertsen came up and said,”I’ve been doing this for a while. Let me give you some tips.” Reinertsen, who lost her leg when she was seven, is the first disabled woman to have finished the Ironman triathlon(铁人三项) in Hawaii. She works with an organization to help support people like Scout.

    Reinertsen’s encouragement changed the teenager’s life. She lost that first race, but gained the confidence that she needed to compete. If Sarah could do it, she could too. Training hard, she now runs competitively and also finds time to share her story with school groups.

   “Sometimes people look at someone like me or at Sarah and think they have nothing in common with us. I tell them that even if you aren’t physically challenged, everybody has challenges of some kind---maybe with family, or homework, or friends.” “No matter what it is, you can overcome that obstacle,” she says. “Everything you need is inside your heart. Take small steps. As time goes by, the steps will get bigger and you will reach your dream.”

16Why does Scout answer “No” when asked if she wants two normal legs?

       A. She’s scared of changing her current situation.

       B. She couldn’t have them even if she wanted to.

       C. She has never thought of it before.

       D. She’s satisfied with what she has achieved as a disabled.

17. What does the doctor mean by saying “You have to start somewhere”(para.2)

A. She has to do it sooner or later.

       B. She has to find the right place to to start.

       C. That will be a memorable first time.

       D. That is a perfect time to start.

18. Scout’s childhood experience _______.

A. were the cause of her shyness

       B. were a nightmare until she reached 14

       C. didn’t stop her from fulfilling herself.

       D. didn’t have much influence on her later life.

19. Which of the following statements is true?

A. Sarah shared her story with school students.

       B. Sarah started to compete at the age of seven.

       C. Scout has been inspired by Sarah’s success.

       D. Scout joined Sarah’s organization to help others.

20. Through Scout’s story, the author wants to tell us _________.

A. the disabled are mentally stronger than others

       B. inner strength can help one overcome difficulties

       C. good things will come no matter what

       D. everybody has to challenge himself

Passage Two

IMPATIENCE has been around for a long time. There is nothing new about people losing their patience while stuck in traffic or waiting in line. But some experts believe that people are less patient today than in the past-and for reasons that might surprise you.

Some analysts suggest that in recent years many people are less patient because of technology. They suggest that “digital technology, from cellphones to cameras to email to iPads, is changing our lives. The instant results we get from this technology have in turn increased our desire for instant gratification in other aspects of our lives.”

Psychologist Jennifer Hartstein makes some observations. She explains that “we have become an immediate satisfaction culture, and we expect things to move quickly, efficiently and in the way we want. When that doesn’t happen, we tend to become increasingly frustrated and unsatisfied.

Some believe that e-mail is losing popularity and could soon become outdated. Why? Because many people who send messages do not have the patience to wait hours, or even minutes, for a response. Also, with e-mails, as with letter writing, introductory and concluding greetings are often expected. But many people consider such formalities(客套)to be boring and time-consuming. They prefer instant messaging Many people do not take the time to proofread what they put in writing. As a result, letters and e-mails contain numerous grammatical and spelling errors.

The thirst for immediate results is not limited to the digital communication. People seem to be losing their ability to wait in other areas of life. For instance, do you ever find yourself talking too fast, eating too fast, driving too fast, or spending money too fast? The few moments it takes to wait for an elevator to come, for a traffic light to change, or for a computer to start may seem like too long a time.

21. According to the first paragraph, people ________.

A. were more patient in the past

       B. have been patient for a long time

       C. used to be patient while struck in traffic

       D. used to be patient while waiting in line

22. Nowadays people lose their patience because ________.

A. their desire for satisfaction has increased

       B. they are bored with what they have

       C. they have more things to do than before

       D. their life has been changed by technology

23. Some believe that e-mail could soon become outdated because ________.

A. it takes a long time to start the computer

       B. people value formalities between friends

       C. people can hardly wait for a response

       D. cellphones are more popular nowadays

24. The pursuit of instant results causes people to ________.

A. become more impolite

       B. have more errors in their writing

       C. use voice messages instead of emails

       D. lose many of their abilities in life

25. The best title for the passage might be ________.

A. What Are the Problem Caused by Impatience?

       B. Are We Less Patient Today?

       C. What Happens to Technology?

       D. Has Digital Technology Changed Our Lives?

 

Passage Three

Scientists measured the ipact that people have on the enviroment using a term called carbon “footprint.” That footprint reflects the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted(排放)into the atmosphere as a result of someone’s daily activities. Carbon footprints tend to be low for cith dwellers (城镇居民). Living in a suburb outside a city, however, can tern that footprint into a bootpring.

Energy researchers Christopher Jones and Daniel Kammen calculated carbon footprints for people in every zip code across the United States. People living in city centers had small footprints, the researchers found. “It is much easier to have a low carbon impact if your home is close to where your work, shop and play,” explain Jones. Living within walking or biking distance cuts back on the amount of carbon dioxide associated with moving people by cars. And cities with extensive bus and subway networks allow people to travel great distances while keeping releases of climate-altering green house gases low.

Not everyone can afford to live in the city, however. And not everyone wants to. Rings of suburbs have popped up around major cities across the world. Suburbs offer more space, allowing people to build larger homes. Suburbs may offer better schools for a family’s kids. But those homes are typically well beyond walikg distance from where their owners work, play and learn. So people who live in suburbs often drive long distances.

The new findings are an important contribution to climate research, says Matthew Kahn, an enviromental economist at the University of California, who was not involved with the study. Kahn would like to see the analysis applied to other parts of the world – Europe, India and China, for instance. That would give scientists a better feel for how culture might mix with location to influence our carbon footprints.

26.“Footprintrefer to the amount of carbon dioxide released by ________.

A. an industry               B. an individual            C. a region            D. a country

27What is the new finding concerning the footprints of people living in cities and those living in suburbs?

A. The two are not at all comparable.

       B. The former are higher than the latter.

       C. The latter are higher than the former.

       D. The former are similar to the latter.

28. What is the key factor mentioned to explain the new findings?

A. Distance traveled by cars

       B. Spending habits.

       C. Size of families.

       D. Attitude towards energy saving.

29What does Matthew Kahn think of the new findings?

       A. He is confused by the mixed messages.

       B. He thinks highly of them.

       C. He can easily understand them.

       D. He doubts their validity.

30What is the purpose of the author in writing the passage?

A. To call on people to reduce carbon footprints.

       B. To offer tips on how to live a low-carbon life.

       C. To clear up misunderstandings about carbon emission.

       D. To introduce the research on carbon footprints.

Passage Four

It was a chilly evening in New York City, and my daughter and I were walking up Broadway. Nora noticed a guy sitting inside a cardboard box next to a newsstand. she pulled at my coat and said, That man’s cold, Daddy. Can we take him home?

I don’t remember my reply. But I do remember a sudden heavy feeling inside me. I had always been delighted at how much my daughter noticed in her world, whether it was birds on flight or children playing. But now she was noticing suffering and poverty.

A few days later, I saw an article in the newspaper about volunteers who delivered meals to elderly people. The volunteers went to a nearby school on a Sunday morning, picked up a food package, and delivered it to an elderly person. I signed us up. Nora was excited about it. She could understand the importance of food, so she could easily see how valuable our job was. When Sunday came, she was ready, we picked the package and phoned the elderly person we’d been assigned. She invited us right over.

The building was depressing. When the door opened, facing us was a silver-haired woman in an old dress. She took the package and asked us to come in. Nora ran inside. I reluctantly followed. Our hostess showed us some photos of her family. Nora played and laughed , I accepted a second cup of tea. When it came time to say good-bye, we three stood in the doorway and hugged. I walked home in tears.

Where else but as volunteers do you have the opportunity to do something enjoyable that’s good for others as well as for yourself? Indeed, the poverty my daughter Nora and I help lessen that Sunday afternoon was not the woman’s alone --- it was in our lives, too. Now Nora and I regularly serve meals to needy people and collect clothes for the homeless. Yet, as I’ve watched her grow over these past four years, I still wonder—which of us has benefited more?

31. The man Nora noticed on that evening was probably ________.

A. asking for food

B. One of those homeless

C, taken home by the author

D. buying a newspaper

32. The author had a sudden heavy feeling (Para2), because ________.

A. his daughter had noticed the dark side of life

B. he did not want to take the guy home

C, he felt a deep sympathy for the guy

D. his daughter was afraid of what she saw

33. Their volunteer job was to ________.

A. visit poor homes

B. serve meals at a nearby school

C, pick up packages for poor, elderly people

D. deliver food to needy, elderly people

34. The word “us” in the last paragraph refers to ________.

A. The author and the old woman

B. The giver and receiver of the help

C, the author and his daughter

D. The author and the guy in the box

35. The best title for this passage might be “________”.

A. A Loving Kid

B. Volunteer at Work

C. A Lessen in Caring

D. How to Help the Needy

 

Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points)

Directions: There are 40 incomplete sentence 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 the train will not leave until one hour later, we__________grab a bite at the snack bar.

A. may well                                      B. just as well

C. might as well                                D. as well

37. During the last three decades the number of people participating in physical fitness programs _________sharply.

A. were increasing                             B. has increased

C. had increased                                D. have increased

38.___for the timely investment from the general public, our company would not be so thriving it is.

A. Were it not                                   B. Be it not

C. Should it not be                            D. Had it not be

39.Did you scold him for his carelessness?

  ---Yes, but _________it.

A. I’d rather not have done                 B.I’d rather do

C.I should do                                     D.I’d better not do

40. Not until a monkey is several years old _________to exhibits signs of independence from his mother.

A. it does begin                                 B. when it begins

C. before it begins                                    D. does it begin

41 Scientists now have some surprising answers about whether brain power ___as we get older.

A. reduce                                          B. descends

C. declines                                        D. collapses

42. These books are designed to _________children.

A. agree with                                           B. apply for

C. appeal to                                      D. address to

43. The school isn’t the one I really wanted to go, but I suppose I’ll just have to _________it.

A. get away from                             B. make the best of

C. keep an eye on                             D. catch up with

44. Constant showers are characters ___the summer here.

A. for                                               B. to

C. with                                             D. of

45. We must find a way to cut prices _________reducing our profits too much.

A. despite                                         B. without

    C. with                                             D. for

46.This special school accepts all disabled students, _________educational level and background.

A. regardless of                                 B. according to

C. in addition to                                D. in terms of

47 Membership in the United Nations is open to all peace-loving states which accept the ___of the Charter.

A. obligations                                   B. debts

C. credit                                                  D. rights

48.They are building the dam in _________with another firm.

A. association                                    B. comparison

C. touch                                                  D. tune

49.They shy girl felt quite _________and uncomfortable when she could not answer the interview’s question.

A. amused                                        B. sensitive

C. awkward                                      D. curious

50.The two parties haven’t reached any agreement, but decided to set another date for _________talks.

A. deeper                                          B. slower

C. longer                                          D.further

51. The hotel was reasonably comfortable but the food lacked _________and the service was poor.

A. energy                                         B. standard

C. heat                                             D. variety

52. Born into a family with three brothers, David was _________to value the sense of sharing.

A. turn down                                           B. brought up

C. looked after                                  D. held back

53. A lorry ______ Jane’s cat and sped away.

A. ran into                                        B. ran over

C. ran through                                   D. ran down

54. There was such a long queue outside the China Pavilion that we _________gave up.

A. unfortunately                                B.purposefully

C. initially                                        D.eventually

55. Visitors from the USA have increased _________8 percent since last year.

A. by                                               B. in

C. with                                             D. from

56. I gave John a present but he gave me nothing _________.

A. in turn                                         B. in return

C. in advance                                           D. in vain

57. The chemical factory was torn down _________protecting the environment.

A. in spite of                                    B. in honor of

C. in the name of                               D. in favor of

58. The historical church was _________damaged in a fire attack on 21 Dec.,2007.

A. extensively                                   B. intensively

C. decisively                                    D. repeatedly

59. Many people complain of the rapid _________of modern life.

A. rate                                              B. speed

C. growth                                         D. pace

60.We can’t emphasize _________the importance of air and water for the survival of all species.

A. too much                                      B. very much

C. pretty much                                  D. quite much

61. Language belongs to each member of the society, to the cleaner _________to the professor.

A. as far as                                       B. the same as

C. as long as                                    D. as much as

62. There are ten stories in this book, _________are the most interesting ones.

A. the first four of them                     B. the first four of those

C. the first dour of which                   D. the first four

63. While being questioned on the court, the man denied _________ the ole lady’s necklace.

A. having taken                                      B. taking

C. to have taken                    D. to take

64. You should respect others’opinions, and at the same time you should insist on _________ you believe is right.

A. what                                        B. that

C. which                                    D. where

65. It was known to us all that Johnson had broken his promise __________ he would give each of us a small gift.

   A. as                                                B. what

   C. which                                            D. that

66. As a new graduate, he doesn’t know __________ it takes to start a business here.

   A. what                                            B. how

   C. when                                            D. which

67. Not until I began to work did I realize how much time I __________.

   A. wasted                                          B. have wasted

   C. has wasted                                     D. was wasted

68. Have you checked all the CDs  _________ to the mountainous area next week?

A. to be sent                                   B. sent

C. sending                                   D. being sent

69. The literature teacher was a Hollywood movie and insisted his students  _________ to see it.

A. went                                          B. go

C. is going                                      D. will go

70. Having finished his homework, he went on  _________ a novel written by Dickens.

A. to read                                        B. reading

C. with reading                               D. read

71. John Smith, a diligent student, never refuses to  _________ more responsibilities that are assigned to him.

A. take in                                      B. take up

C. take off                                      D. take on

72. A news report is usually very short,  _________ when it is about something very important.

A. except                                       B. besides

C. apart from                                        D. except that

73. When we arrive at the airport, we were told our flight  _________.

A. had canceled                               B. had been canceled

C. has been canceled                       D. canceled

74. Millions of Americans take vitamins and minerals,  _________ that these pills can help to prevent serious illnesses.

A. convinced                                 B. convincing

C. to convince                                D. to be convinced

75.  _________ relatively costly, the engine is highly efficient and needs serving infrequently.

A. Even                                        B. It is

C. There is                                      D. Even though

 

Part IV Cloze Test (10 points)

Directions: There are 10 blanks in the following passage. For each numbered blank, there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET.

A woman and a man get into a car accident, and it’s a bad one. Both cars are totally destroyed, but amazingly    76    of them is hurt.

After they move slowly out of their cars, the woman says, "So you’re a man, that’s interesting. And I’m a woman... Wow! Just    77    our cars. There’s nothing left, but   78    we are unhurt. This must be a sign from God that    79    should meet and become friends and live together in peace the rest of our days." The man replied, "I agree with you completely; this must be a sign from God!"

The woman continued, "And look at this – here’s another    80   .  My car is completely destroyed    81    this bottle of Mogen David wine didn’t break. Surely God wants us to drink this wine and    82    our good fortune." So she hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head    83    , opens it and takes a few big swigs from the bottle, then hands it back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, immediately    84    the cap back on, and hands it back to the man. The man takes the bottle and asks,

"Aren’t you having any?" 

The woman replies, "No. I think I will just    85    the police...”

76. A. both               B. either                  C. none             D. neither

77. A. clear away       B. check up             C. look at         D. deal with

78. A. fortunately       B. unnecessary            C.unusually        D. eventually

79. A. they                B. you                    C. people          D. we

80. A. stimulus           B. message               C. matter          D. suggestion

81. A. and                 B. or                       C. but                     D. for

82. A. celebrate          B. congratulate          C. continue      D. confirm

83. A. in peace                  B. in harmony          C. in practice        D. in agreement

84. A. takes               B. puts                    C. locks            D. gets

85. A. wait for                  B. call on                 C. send for        D. run into

 

Paper Two    试卷二

Part V Writing (15 points)

Directions: More and more people are now shopping online. Write an essay in about 120words on the topic of “Online Shopping”. You may discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this new way of shopping OR describe your experiences of shopping online. Write your essay on the ANSWER SHEET.

 

 

 

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