This section consists of 3 parts. Read thedirections for each part before answering thequestions. The time for this section is 25 minutes.
Part 1 Vocabulary Selection
In this part, there are 20 incomplete sentences. Below each sentence, there are 4 choicesrespectively marked by letters A, B, C and D. Choose the word or phrase which best completeseach sentence. There is only ONE right answer. Blacken the corresponding letter as required onyour Machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
1. We have had to raise the prices of our products because of the increase in the cost of______ materials.
A. primitive B. rough
C. original D. raw
2. With an eighty-hour week and little enjoyment, life must have been very______ for thestudents.
A. hostile B. anxious
C. tedious D. obscure
3. Whenever the government increases public services,______ because more workers areneeded to carry out these services.
A. employment to rise B. employment rises
C. which rising employment D. the rise of employment
4. Our flight to Guangzhou was ______ by a bad fog and we had to stay much longer inthe hotel than we had expected.
A. delayed B. adjourned
C. cancelled D. preserved
5. Container-grown plants can be planted at any time of the year, but ______ in winter.
A. should be B. would be
C. preferred D. preferably
6. Both longitude and latitude ______ in degrees, minutes and seconds.
A. measuring B. measured
C. are measured D. being measured
7. Most comets have two kinds of tails, one made up of dust, ______ made up ofelectrically charged particles called plasma.
A. one another B. the other
C. other ones D. each other
8. Good pencil erasers are soft enough not ______ paper but hard enough so that theycrumble gradually when used.
A. by damaging B. so that they damage
C. to damage D. damaging
9. The magician picked several persons ______ from the audience and asked them to helphim with the performance.
A. by accident B. at random
C. on occasion D. on average
10. On turning the comer, they saw the path ______ steeply.
A. departing B. descending
C. decreasing D. degenerating
11. English language publications in China are growing in volume and ______.
A. circulation B. rotation
C. circumstance D. appreciation
121. Hydroponics ______ the cultivation of plants without soil.
A. does B. is
C. do D. are
13. To impose computer technology ______ teachers is to create an environment that isnot conducive to learning.
A. with B. to
C. in D. on
14. Marketing is ______ just distributing goods from the manufacturer to the finalcustomer.
A. rather than B. other than
C. bigger than D. more than
15. ______ a language family is a group of languages with a common origin and similarvocabulary, grammar, and sound system.考生如果怕自己錯過考試報名時間和考試時間的話，可以 免費預約短信提醒，屆時會以短信的方式提醒大家報名和考試時間。
A. What linguists call B. It is called by linguists
C. Linguists call it D. What do linguists call
16. In the eighteenth century, the town of Bennington, Vermont, was famous for ______pottery.
A. it made B. its
C. the making D. where its
17. ______ get older, the games they play become increasingly complex.
A. Children B. Children, when they
C. As children D. For children to
18. ______ of his childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, provided Mark Twain with theinspiration for two of his most popular novels.
A. Remembering B. Memories
C. It was the memories D. He remembered
19. Dust storms most often occur in areas where the ground has little vegetation toprotect ______ of the wind.
A. from the effects B. it the effects
C. it from the effects D. the effects from it
20. Most nurses are women, but in the higher ranks of the medical profession women are a______.
A. scarcity B. minority
C. minimum D. shortage
Part 2 Vocabulary Replacement
This part consists of 15 sentences; in each sentence one word or phrase is underlined.Below each sentence, there are 4 choices respectively marked by letters A, B, C and D. Choosethe word or phrase that can replace the underlined part without causing any grammaticalerror or changing the basic meaning of the sentence. There is only ONE right answer. Blackenthe corresponding letter as required on your Machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
21. Shellfish give the deceptive appearance of enjoying a peaceful existence, although infact life is a constant struggle for them.
A. misleading B. calm
C. understandable D. initial
22. The most striking technological success in the 20th century is probably the computerrevolution.
A. profitable B. productive
C. prominent D. prompt
23. Scientific evidence from different disciplines demonstrates that in most humans the lefthemisphere of the brain controls language.
A. groups of followers B. years
C. countries D. fields of study
24. Public relations practice is the deliberate, planned and sustained effort to establishand maintain mutual understanding between an organization and its public.
A. complete B. related
C. intentional D. active
25. The use of the new technology will have a profound effect on schools.
A. negative B. positive
C. strong D. useful
26. If we look at the Chinese and British concepts of hospitality, we find one majorsimilarity but a number of important differences.
A. hostility B. friendliness
C. manner D. culture
27. In just three years, the Net has gone from a playground for the local people to a vastcommunications and trading center where millions swap information or do deals around theworld.
A. business B. shopping
C. chatting D. meeting
28. Most species of this plant thrive in ordinary well-drained garden soil and they are bestplanted 8 cm deep and 5 cm apart.
A. develop well B. grow taller
C. mature D. bear fruit
29. Motivation is the driving force within individuals that impels them to action.
A. impedes B. interferes
C. holds D. pushes
30. The ultimate cause of the Civil War was the bombardment of Fort Sumter.
A. only B. final
C. true D. special
31. No hero of ancient or modern days can surpass the Indians with their lofty contemptof death and the fortitude with which they sustain its cruelest affliction.
A. regard B. courage
C. loss D. trick
32. The service economy doesn't suggest that we convert our factories into laundries tosurvive.
A. imply B. persuade
C. hurl D. transform
33. It was rather strange how the habits of his youth clung to him still. He was 72.
A. stuck to B. turned
C. led to D. gave way to
34. He has a touch of eccentricity in his composition.
A. essay B. writing
C. character D. manner
35. Jim was a stout old gentleman, with a weather-beaten countenance.
A. body B. skin
C. shoulder D. passionate interest