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1 Exercise for PRETCO 6

2 Part Listening Comprehension Part Writing Part Translation---English into Chinese Part Vocabulary & Structure Part III Reading comprehension

3 Part Listening Comprehension 15 minutes Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 3 sections. Section ASection BSection C

4 Section A Directions: This section is to test your ability to give proper answers to questions. There are 5 recorded questions in it. After each question, there is a pause. The questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D given in your test paper. 1. A. That Mary is going to Hawaii. B. That Mary has travelled all over the world. C. That Mary likes postcards. D. That Mary is going on vacation. W: I guess Ill send Mary a postcard from Hawaii when I go there on my vacation. M: Im sure that shed be glad to get one. She has a collection of cards from all over the world. Q: What do we learn about Mary?

5 2. A. On the grass. B. Near the pool C. At home D. On his bike 3. A. $60 B. $120 C. $100 D. $200 M: Have you seen Wang recently? W: He must be home by now. I saw him leave on his bike half an hour ago. Q: Where did the woman think Wang is? W: I like these chairs. How much are they? M: They are sixty dollars each or one hundred dollars for the pair. Q: How much does one chair cost? C. At home A. $60

6 4. A. Patient and Doctor B. Waitress and Customer C. Wife and Husband D. Secretary and Boss W: Would you like to see a menu? M: No, thank you. I already knew what I want to order. Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?

7 5. A. Bob didnt visit them. B. Bob will not visit them because it is not on his way. C. Bob will visit them even though it is out of his way. D. Bob doesnt have good relations with them. W: I wish that Bob were coming to visit us. M: He wont be able to, because its out of his way. Q: What do we learn from this conversation?

8 Section B Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues. There are two conversations in it. After each, there are questions. Both the Conversations and questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D given in your test paper. Conversation 1 6. A. One B. Two C. Three D. Four 7. A. Grass B. Vegetables C. Roses D. Trees 8. A. In a small yard B. In a big garden C. On the roof D. In the greenhouse B. Two C. Roses A. In a small yard

9 Conversation 2 9. A.$70 B. $20 C. $10 D. $ A. He already had a lot of ties B. He didnt have enough money C. He might get some from his children D. He had to save money for his birthday D. $17

10 Conversation 1 M: Where are you living now, Mary? W: We are living on Main Street. M: Do you like your new house? W: Yes, we do. At first, we meant to buy a one-story house. M: Do you mean you are now living in a two-story house? W: Yes. And we prefer that way. M: Do you have a nice yard? W: Of course. Although it is not very big, we have enough room for flowers. M: You enjoy gardening, dont you? W: Yes, I do. And my husband does, too. We like to have roses in the yard. 6. How many stories does Marys house have? 7. What kind of plant do Mary and her husband like to grow? 8. Where do they grow them?

11 Conversation 2 W: May I help you, Sir? M: Yes, could you show me shirts? Size 15, please. W: All right, Sir. How about this one? Its a new style. M: Oh, that must be the one I saw advertised in the paper. W: Yes, thats right. M: Would you tell me the price? W: Ten dollars for one, and seventeen dollars for 2. M: All right, Ill take 2. W: Anything else, Sir? M: I may need some ties to match the shirts, but my birthday is next week and I may get some from my children. 9. How much did the man pay for the shirts he bought? 10. Why didnt the man buy any ties?

12 Section C Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and questions will be read two times. When you hear a question, you should complete the answer with a word or a short phrase (in no more than 3 words). You should write your answer to each question correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.

13 11. How did the speaker feel when he ran his first mile? He felt it was the thing he had ever done. 12. How many years has the speaker been running?. 13. How many miles does the speaker run at a time?. 14. Why does running seem to be the best form of exercise for many people? Because there is no need for. 15. When can we do running ? We can do it at. hardest______ 15 years_______ 8 (miles)_______ special training____________ any time_______

14 My favorite sport is running. But when I ran my first mile, it was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Now I have been running for 15 years. Each time I cover as much as 8 miles, and I have developed a habit of running everyday. Many people like running. There are several reasons why running seems to be the best form of exercise for them. For instance, it is something everybody knows how to do already. So no special training is needed for it. Secondly, it is something you can do anywhere. Of course you must have a good pair of shoes. You can run if youre leaving the city. You can run when you travel. Running is also something you can do at any time, during a lunch hour, or in the early morning.

15 Part Vocabulary & Structure 15 minutes Directions: This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections. Section ASection B

16 Section A Directions: In this section, there are 10 incomplete sentences. You are required to complete each one by deciding on the most appropriate word on words from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. 16. Never before so highly successful in his attempts to modify the weather on a very small scale. A. man has been B. man is C. has man been D. will be man 17. I you everythings going to be all right. A. insure B. assure C. ensure D. sure 18. Although happened in that developed country sounds like science fiction, it could occur elsewhere in the world. A. this B. how C. what D. it C. has man been B. assure C. what

17 19. People say fish and chips is typical Britain. A. of B. from C. to D. with 20. Maggie ran back to the kitchen, eggs carefully in her hands. A. to be held B. held C. were held D. holding 21. The students in the dormitories were forbidden, unless they had special passes, after 11 p.m. A. staying out B. from staying out C. stay out D. to stay out 22. It the village where we spent our holiday last summer. A. reminds me of B. remembers me of C. reminds me to D. remembers me to A. of B. held D. to stay out A. reminds me of

18 23. Two beers, please. A. icy B. freezing C. chilled D. frozen 24. I dont have any idea what for graduation. A. does she want B. she want C. she wants D. is she wanting 25. Its surprising that this innocent-looking person should have such a crime. A. acted B. committed C. made D. performed D. frozen C. she wants B. committed

19 Section B Directions: There are 10 incomplete statements here. You should fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in the brackets. Write the word or words in the corresponding space given in your test paper. 26. Your hesitation means (give up ) the chance. 27. She will come to call on you the moment she (finish) her work. 28. The little girl gave an (extreme) wonderful performance last night. 29. She knows even (little) about the Olympic Games than I do. 30. (Judge) from last years experience, the coach knows he should not expect too much of his team. giving up _______ has finished__________ extremely________ less___ Judging______

20 31. Most students (take) sixty credits by the time they graduate. 32. It required that every employee (come) in their uniform before 8:00 a.m. 33. Tom told me he (join) the army two years before. 34. You should be aware that this rare plant was on the list of human (protect). 35. In the middle of the hall there was a Christmas tree (decorate) with colored lights and glass balls. will have taken____________ protection________ come____ had joined________ decorated________

21 Part III Reading comprehension 40 minutes Directions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for you to fulfill. You should read the reading materials carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed. Task 1Task 2Task 3Task 4Task 5

22 Task 1 Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 36 through 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer. The White House is the home of the President of the United States and his family. It wasnt called the White House until Teddy Roosevelt named it in James Hoban designed the White House in He was awarded the job, because he had won a contest sponsored by the government. His design had been selected as the best.

23 President John Adams was the first to live in the White House. When he and his wife, Abigail, moved in, it was a huge mansion in the middle of a swamp. Many of the rooms were unfinished. Abigail used the famous East Room as a drying room for laundry. Most rooms were decorated every year. Rare shrubs and trees were planted on the grounds. Yet, all this work was for nothing. In the War of 1812, the British burned the mansion to the ground. The White House was rebuilt in The beauty of its decorations and furnishings has been growing ever since.

24 36. Which of the following would be the best title for the passage? A. President John Adams and the White House. B. White House Today C. A House Full of History D. White House Before The White House was sponsored by the government. This means that the government ____. A. received the prize B. held the contest C. invented the design D. was against having a contest 38. James Hoban won the job of building the White House, because ____. A. his plan of the house seemed better than the others B. he was the best-known architect of his time. C. he organized the contest D. he applied for the job to the government B. held the contest

25 39. Which of the following statement is true according to the passage? A. The present building of the White House has been standing for almost two centuries. B. It was James Hoban who first got the idea of building the White House. C. The number of the rooms in the White House has been growing ever since it was built. D. The White House got its name at the turn of the century. 40. When did the White House rebuilt? A B.1792 C.1812 D.1817 D.1817

26 Task 2 Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 41 through 45. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer. No one knows why we sleep, but its certain that we need to. People who are prevented from sleeping begin to suffer obvious effect after a few daysthey think less clearly, and they fall asleep during the working hours. Some may have hallucinations. There are no rules about sleep. Generally speaking, grown-ups sleep about seven and a half hours each night and probably more than 60 per cent get between seven and eight hours. But perhaps eight per cent are quite happy with 5 hours or less, and four per cent or so find that they want ten hours or more. If you feel all right, youre probably getting enough sleep. The important thing is not to worry how much other people get their needs may be different.

27 Exercise doesnt seem to increase the need for sleep, office workers, for example, sleep for about as long as people doing physically active work. Children sleep more than grown-ups perhaps fourteen to eighteen hours soon after birth, going down to grown-up levels by early teenage. Sleep patterns also tend to be different in the elderly, who may sleep less at night than they did when younger. They find sleep getting more broken, and often make it a rule to sleep during the daytime. 41. According to the passage, some people are unable to think clearly because _____. A. they have hallucinations B. they feel sleepy during the working hours C. they dont have enough sleep D. they are certain to be kept from going to bed

28 42. Which of the following is true? A. All grown-ups must have at least eight-hour sleep. B. Most of grown-ups sleep for seven or eight hours. C. Quite a few people need only five hours or less for them to sleep. D. No grown-ups sleep more than ten hours. 43. Whether you have got enough sleep is judged by ____. A. how many hours you have slept B. how many hours you need to sleep C. whether you do exercise and physical work D. whether you feel fresh and energetic

29 44. According to the passage, a boy of fourteen years old sleeps ___. A. as long hours as a grown-up B. much longer hours than a grown-up C. for fourteen hours each night D. for less than eight hours per night 45. Which of the following is true when the elderly find sleep getting more broken? A. They usually sleep during the daytime. B. They just ignore it. C. They talk about it to their friends. D. Thy are always complaining about it.

30 Task 3 Directions: The following is information about the traveling advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marked 46 to 50 in no more than 3 words. English for Cambridge Examination This course prepares non-native speakers for the internationally recognized First Certificate in English. Syllabus Speaking skills are taught as part of an integrated approach. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate successfully at all levels. Listening skills are also taught as part of an integrated approach. Extensive use is made of our modern language laboratory and video self-access center.

31 Grammar practice is an essential part of the preparation for examination. Students are introduced to word processing on computers. Integrated into our basic syllabus for speaking, listening and reading are regular classes on British life and institutions including the legal system, politics and the press. Literary texts form a part of all courses. Careers and future study The FCE is an intermediate qualification internationally recognized in commerce, industry and higher education. Admission Applicationrefer direct to the Language Center, University Brighton, Falmer, Brighton BN 19PH for details and application form. Contact Course leader: Martin Wilson

32 Training Course for FCE Intended for: 46 of English to obtain the internationally recognized First Certificate in English. Skills to be trained: speaking, 47 and reading. Teaching aids available: modern 48 and 49 self-access center. Contact person: 50. non-native speakers listening language laboratory ________________ _______ ________________video____ Martin Wilson___________

33 Task 4 Directions: The following is a list of terms frequently used in foreign trade. After reading it, you are required to find the items equivalent to …… those given in Chinese in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the brackets numbered 51 to 55. A ---Networked computer stations; dial in access B---Campus wide area network C---Computers and a laser printer in each classroom D---Private directories for all students and staff E---Mail for staff and students F---Interactive distance learning stations G---Instructional media H---Student stations I---Resources accessible campus-wide via fiber optic network J---On-line research services K---Student-run stereo radio station L---Telephone in every classroom M---Voice mail for all staff N---Electronic Bulletin Board available around the clock O---T-1 Internet Access

34 Example: D L B C K M A

35 Task 5 Directions: Read the following information carefully. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements that follow the questions No. 56 to No. 60. You should write your answer in no more than 3 words. How hard is it to get beautiful hair? Beautiful hair cannot be taken for granted. Environmental factors, chemical treatments and the mechanical damage done by combs, brushes and below dryers all have a bad effect on the hair in the long run. The hair parts into thin pieces, loses its brightness, becomes hard and easily broken and develops split ends. Our Heated Scissors, a new approach to pretty hair, is a modern technological device available in most cities now.

36 No hairdresser needs to be told how crucial the quality of a pair of scissors is. But all the same, few have imagined a cutting tool as sharp as razors. Whats more, the heating element is located in the interior of the edges, with the best possible heat transference to the cutting edges. Heated cutting edges with individually adjustable temperatures seal the cuts instantly. The cut end of the hair is closed up smoothly and neatly. Right from the very first cut, the hair takes on a new look with a brilliant shine.

37 56. What kind of product is advertised in the passage?. 57. Where can you buy such a tool? It is sold in. 58. Where is the heating element fixed in the scissors? It is fixed in the of the edges. 59. What is the special function of the new device? It will the cuts instantly. 60. How will the hair look after being cut with the new device? It will have a look with. Heated Scissors_____________ a brilliant shine____________ most cities_________ interior_____ seal___

38 Part Translation---English into Chinese 25 minutes Directions: This part, numbered 61 to 65, is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. Each of the four sentences No. 61 to No. 64 is followed by four choices of suggested translations marked A, B, C and D. Make the best choice. Write your translation of the paragraph No. 65 in the corresponding space given.

39 61. Foreign aid should also be efficiently applied to this end. A. B. C. D.

40 62. We are students of the1997 enrollment. A B C D. 1997

41 63. We believe that it will not be long before our household electrical appliances products go global. A. B. C. D.

42 64. It is impolite not to return telephone calls ---regardless of whom they are from. A. B. C. D.

43 65. Helsinki Card enables the tourist to travel free on the buses, trains and subways. Holders of the card enjoy a 70% discount on the sightseeing tour and special benefits at restaurants, theatres and concerts, as well as small gifts at department stores. The validity of Helsinke Card is 1,2 or 3 days. The card is sold at the Hotel Booking Center, and travel agencies.

44 Part Writing 25 minutes

45 Directions: This part is test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to complete an message for room reservations. Some information and the form are given to you. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet. Li Qiang Reservation Office

46 To: Date: March 15th, 2009 Subject: Reserving rooms Reservation Office, I would like to reserve a single room with bath and three double rooms with bath from March 21th to March 26th. As well, on the afternoon of March 23rd, I would like to rent a conference room for business dealing. Please inform us if the rooms are available. If available, please tell us the detailed price and whether to pay deposits in advance. Thank you so much. I am looking forward to your reply as soon as possible. Sincerely yours, Li Qiang

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