一、单选题（共 20 道试题，共 40 分。）V 1. Great Britain and France will hold a（ ）regarding some European economic problems.|
2. A sharp increase in military expenditure brought the cabinet a budget（ ）.
A. deficit ????
B. debt ???
C. red ????
3. （ ）are kept on the farm for their meat or milk.
A. 200 head cattle
B. 200 head of cattle
C. 200 head cattles
D. 200 heads of cattle
4. “ You can ’ t have a medical examination without leaving your home in the future , can you ? ” “ （ ） . ”
A. Yes , we can ’ t
B. Yes , I can
C. No , we won ’ t
D. No , I have
5. （ ）wonderful birthday I am having!
B. What a
D. How much
6. A:It's a good idea. But who's going to（ ）the plan? B: I think Tom and Greg will.
A. set aside
B. carry out
C. carry away
D. get through
7. Your friend and adviser （ ） agreed to help me.
8. We must begin testing the instrument, no matter（ ）difficult it is.
9. Her dog ran out of the yard（ ）the old lady opened the gate.
B. a moment
C. the moment
D. that moment
10. The program was so （ ）that they were too （ ）to fall sleep.
A. exciting … excited
B. excited… Exciting
C. exciting … exciting
D. excited… Excited
11. （ ） a wrong address, he could not find his friend’s flat.
B. To be given
C. Having given
D. Having been given
12. After talking for nearly ten hours, he（ ）to the government’s pressure at last.
13. （ ）you continue in your efforts and achieve new and greater successes.
14. Chocolate and ice-cream have different（ ）.
15. It was not until 1980s （ ）they settled down in north America.
16. （ ） is absent from school today.
17. My teacher was made（ ）his teaching because of poor health.
A. giving up
B. to give up
C. given up
D. give up
18. He asked me how long（ ） going to stay in the hotel.
B. I was
C. time I was
D. time was I
19. Nothing but books （ ）sold in this shop.
D. to be
20. The teacher told us an（ ）story the other day.
C. being interested
D. having interested
二、阅读理解（共 3 道试题，共 60 分。）V 1. In Europe sales of new motorcycles have increased by 12% this year. This is probably because more and more people are using them to travel to work in cities where the roads have too many cars. Most of these motorcycles are imported from Japan, but many are built in Europe. Italy is the largest producer of motorcycles in Europe. Most customers are buying small motorcycles because they have not ridden before, and these motorcycles are best for people who want to learn how to ride. Britain and Germany only produce large motorcycle, but both these countries have also seen sales of their products rise.
More people are also watching motorcycle sports on television. This is because of more television programmes about motorcycle racing, and also because of new young riders who are like ‘pop stars’ and have lots of fans. Many governments think that an increase in the number of motorcycles on the roads is a good thing, and are passing new laws to help motorcyclists. This is because they think that motorcycles are better than cars on busy city streets and also produce less pollution.
Because motorcycles can be more dangerous than cars, riders have to wear helmets in most European countries.
1). Why have the sales of motorcycles increased this year?
A. People have to travel to work.
B. More and more people like motorcycles.
C. There are too many cars on the roads.
D. There are some new roads.
2). Why do people buy small motorcycles?
A. Small motorcycles are cheaper than big ones.
B. Small motorcycles are easier to ride.
C. They are produced by Italy.
D. They are more expensive.
3). Which country produces more motorcycles in Europe?
4). Why are more people watching motorcycles sports on television?
A. The motorcycling programmes are getting better and better.
B. They want to know which motorcycle is the best.
C. They want to watch their ‘stars’ riding in motorcycle races.
D. Because they are boring.
5). Why are many governments helping motorcyclists?
A. Motorcycles use more petrol.
B. Motorcycles are better for the environment（环境）.
C. Motorcycles are safer on busy streets.
D. Motorcycles are weak.
2. When I first knew Mike, we lived in a small village in Scotland. It was very different from Mike’s life in London now. We went to school together on our bicycles. Every morning I went to his house and knocked on the door. Every morning Mike’s mum said, “I’m sorry. He’s a bit late this morning” , and so I had to wait. Each day we were late for school, and I remember the teacher got very annoyed with us. I never told her we were late because of Mike. Now, 25 years later, I play tennis with Mike. I usually drive him to the tennis club. I go to his flat and he opens the door and says, “I’m sorry. I’m a bit late today.” The only reason he wasn’t late for his own wedding is that we lied to him about the time!
As boys we spent a lot of time out exploring on our bikes. We went walking and fishing. I didn’t like fishing because I couldn’t swim. Probably the funniest thing we did was when we stole a bottle of whiskey from my Dad. We cycled about 5 miles away to drink it in one of our favourite places. When we finished drinking it, we couldn’t cycle back — it was a long, slow walk. I’m sure we looked awful. We still do, when we come back from the pub on Friday nights. Nothing’s changed really. Oh, and I still can’t swim.
1). Mike now lives in __________.
A. a village in Scotland
C. a village near London
2). ______ got up late every morning.
B. Mike’s mum
3). 25 years later, Mike __________.
A. is early in doing everything
B. still is late as in the past
C. is never late again
D. is late too school every day.
4). As boys both of them liked __________.
B. riding bicycles
5). They walked 5 miles back home because __________.
A. they were tired
B. they enjoyed walking
C. they were drunk
D. they are happy
3. With only about 1,000 pandas left in the world, China is desperately trying to clone the animal and save the endangered species. That's a move similar to what a Texas A&M University researcher has been undertaking for the past five years in a project called “Noah's Ark”.
?Dr. Duane Kraemer, a professor in Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine and a pioneer in embryo (胚胎) transfer work and related procedures, says he salutes the Chinese effort and “I wish them all the best success possible. It's a worthwhile project, certainly not an easy one, and it's very much like what we're attempting here at Texas A&M—to save animals from extinction.”
?Noah's Ark is aimed at collecting eggs, embryos, semen(精子) and DNA of endangered animals and storing them in liquid nitrogen. If certain species should become extinct, Kraemer says there would be enough of the basic building blocks to reintroduce the species in the future.
?It is estimated that as many as 2,000 species of mammals, birds and reptiles will become extinct over the next 100 years. The panda, native only to China, is in danger of becoming extinct in the next 25 years.
?This week, Chinese scientists said they grew an embryo by introducing cells from a dead female panda into the egg cells of a Japanese white rabbit. They are now trying to implant the embryo into a host animal.
?The entire procedure could take from three to five years to complete.
? “The nuclear transfer of one species to another is not easy, and the lack of available panda eggs could be a major problem,” Kraemer believes. “They will probably have to do several hundred transfers to result in one pregnancy. It takes a long time and it's difficult, but this could be groundbreaking science if it works. They are certainly not putting any live pandas at risk, so it is worth the effort,” adds Kraemer, who is one of the leaders of the Missyplicity Project at Texas A&M, the first ever attempt at cloning a dog.
?“They are trying to do something that’s never been done, and this is very similar to our work in Noah's Ark. We’re both trying to save animals that face extinction. I certainly applaud their effort and there's a lot we can learn from what they are attempting to do. It's a research that is very much needed.”
1). The aim of “Noah's Ark” project is to _____
A. implant embryo into a host animal
B. salute the Chinese efforts in saving pandas
C. save endangered animals from extinction
D. introduce cells from a dead female panda into the egg cells of a Japanese white rabbit
2). How long will the Chinese panda cloning project take according to the passage? _______
A. 1 Year.
B. 3 to 5 years.
C. 2 years.
D. 25 years.
3). The word “groundbreaking” (Paragraph 7) can be interpreted as __________
4). What could be the major problem in cloning pandas according to Professor Kraemer? ________
A. Lack of available panda eggs.
B. Lack of host animals.
C. Lack of qualified researchers.
D. Lack of funds.
5). The best title for the passage may be ___
A. China—the Native Place of Pandas Forever
B. China's Efforts to Clone Pandas
C. China's First Cloned Panda
D. Exploring the Possibility to Clone Pandas