II. Passage Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages. You will hear the passages only once. After you have heard each passage, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. You may take notes while you are listening.
SECTION 2: STUDY SKILLS (50 minutes 30 points)
Directions: In this section, you will read several passages. Each passage is followed by several questions based on its content. You are to choose ONE best answer, (A) , (B) ,(C) or (D) , to each question. Answer all the questions following each passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage and write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
Taking pictures is fun. And taking good ones is easy if you follow a few simple rules. Before you snap a picture, think about it. Be sure you are close enough to your subject. A pretty face against a plain background, for instance, makes a good picture. But a distant figure lost among trees and clouds lacks interest. In a landscape scene, try to keep at least two-thirds of the picture below the line where the ground meets the sky. For a sky scene, keep at least two -thirds of the picture above that line. Study pictures in newspapers and books. Try to see why some are better than others. Use what you learn to improve your own pictures.
This article gives some ________.
(A) reasons for taking pictures
(B) differences between still and moving pictures
(C) ideas for interesting hobbies
(D) hints for taking good pictures
2. The writer talks mostly about pictures taken _______.
(B) by moonlight
(C) in colour
(D) for newspapers
3. You can improve your pictures by _______.
(A) thinking about them before you take them
(B) studying pictures in newspapers and books
(C) snapping them as quickly as you can
(D) Both (A) and (B)
4. In a landscape scene two-thirds of the picture should be _______.
5. The writer doesn‘t say anything about ____________.
(A) following rules
(B) getting close to your subject
(C) caring for your camera
(D) taking pictures of sky scenes
Harry Marsh was a driving examiner who had to test people who wanted to get a driving-license. One day he came out of his office as usual and saw a car at the side of the road, with a young man in it. He got into the car beside the driver and told him to check the lights, then the brakes and then all the other usual things. The driver performed everything faultlessly, without saying a word.
Then Harry told the driver to start his engine and drive forward. Then he told him to turn right into a side road, stop, go backwards into another side road and then drive to the office again.
On the way, the driver said to Harry politely,“Could you please tell me why we are doing all these things? I was passing through this town and only stopped to look at my map.”
6. Harry‘s duty was _______.
(A) to test people who wanted to get a license for driving.
(B) to examine if the cars were all right.
(C) to examine the roads.
(D) to repair cars.
7. Why did Harry get into the young man‘s car?
(A) He wondered if the young man‘s car needed repairing.
(B) He though the young man wanted to have a driving test.
(C) He thought the young man needed his help.
(D) He wanted to know if it was the young man‘s car.
8. In his position as _____, Harry asked the young man to do everything a driving test requires.
(A) a driver
(B) an engineer
(C) a teacher
(D) driving examiner
9. Harry asked the young man to drive him back to his office because _____.
(A) he was tired
(B) he didn‘t want to walk
(C) he finished the driving test
(D) he wanted to have a rest
10.Which of the following is not true?