I. onetics (5 points)
Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A,B,C,D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark you answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
II. Vocabulary and Structure (15 points)
Directions: There are 15 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet.
6.【题干】As a child I used to wash my parents’ car to earn some _____ money.
7.【题干】After the busy day I’ve had, I need a _____ drink.
8.【题干】If you _____ stayed at home, this would never have happened.
9.【题干】—How much this set of furniture cost?
—I forgot _____.
A.how much it costs
B.how much did it cost
C.how much it cost
D.how much does it cost
10.【题干】We had a long way to go ** to_____ early.
11.【题干】_____ it is not his responsibility to do that, he said he would help.
12.【题干】One of the strongest hurricanes _____ was the Florida Keys Storm of 1935, during which 500 people were killed.
13.【题干】Ms. Jolie is _____ beautiful and very talented, and in control of her own career.
14. 【题干】When John left the office, Amy _____ at her desk.
A.is still working
B.has still working
C.had still worked
D.was still working
15. 【题干】You should learn through failures. Why don’t you _____ your plan or try a new approach?
16. 【题干】The carpet has so many stains on it that it needs _____.
D.to be replaced
17. 【题干】I sent him the package yesterday. He _____ it by now.
A.might have received
18.【题干】Is this the factory _____ you visited the other day?
19.【题干】To make the fish _____ nice, she put in some sugar and wine vinegar.
20.【题干】My daughter runs faster than _____ in her class, She runs the fastest.
III. Cloze(30 points)
Directions：For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A,B,C and D. Choose one answer that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet.
Insomnia, or “poor sleep”, can have bad effects on a person’s health and general well-being. It can_____(21)on both our physical and mental health and can lead to other health_____(22).
Insomnia can be traced to many different reasons, but what is_____(23)to many sufferers is their inability to relax fully and “switch the mind_____(24)”.
Constant thoughts. _____(25)around and around in the mind, moving from one_____(26)to the next, prevent stillness and peace and_____(27)a sufferer extremely tired.
In order to treat insomnia_____(28), it is first necessary to allow a sufferer to re-experience_____(29)real relaxation feels like. It’s almost as though they’ve forgotten how to relax. Once this has been_____(30)by the brain, then fast and effective_____(31)can be made to re-educate the unconscious towards allowing the person to relax_____(32)and to allow a natural state of Sleep to_____(33).
Hypnotherapy (催眠疗法)is one of the fastest and most effective ways of_____(34)this goal for long-lasting results.
Sleeping pills, is used at all, should only be a short-term_____(35)as their effect is soon reduced and their side effects can be deep and far-reaching.
35. A.objectB.systemC.result D.strategy
IV. Reading Comprehension(60 points)
Directions: There are five reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by four questions. For each questions there are four suggested answers marked A,B,C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer sheet.
Alexia Sloane, a 10-years-old girl, los her sight when she was two following a brain disease .But despite her disability she has excelled at languages and is already fluent in English, French, Spanish and Chinese-and is learning German.
Now she has experienced her dream job of working as an interpreter after East of England MEP(欧盟议员)Robert Sturdy invited her to the parliament in Brussels, thus becoming the youngest interpreter to work at the European Parliament.
“She was given a special permit to get into the building, where there is usually a minimum age requirement of 14, and sat in a booth listening and interpreting,” said her mother ,Isabelle, “The other interpreters were amazed at how well she did as he debate was quite complicated and many of the words were rather technical.”
Alexia has been tri-lingual since birth as her mother, as her mother, a teacher, is half French and half Spanish, while her father ,Richard, is English. She started talking and communicating in all three languages before she lost her sight but adapted quickly to her blindness. By the age of four, she**reading and writing in the Braille(盲文). When she was six, Alexia began to learn Chinese. The **now learning German at school in Cambridge.
Directions: For this part, you are supposed to write an essay in English in about 100~120 words based on the following information. Remember to write it clearly.
61.你(LI yuan)是班长，准备周末组织全班同学参观历史博物馆(the museum of History)。请根据以下提示写一个通知：