A yellow room makes us feel happier and more comfortable than a dark green one; and a red dress brings warmth and gladness to the saddest winter day. Light and bright colours make people not only happier but more active. It is a fact that factory workers work better, harder and have few accidents when their machines are painted orange rather than black dark grey.
Remember, then, that if you feel low, you can always brighten your day or your life with a new shirt or a few colourful things. Remember also that you will know your friends better when you find out what colours they like and dislike. And don‘t forget that anyone can guess a lot about your character when you choose something in different colours.
26. If you love green, ___________.
(A) you feel unhappy
(B) you are strong-minded
(C) you are happy
(D) you feel comfortable
27. Factory workers will have fewer accidents when ______.
(A) they work in yellow or orange rooms
(B) they work harder in red coats
(C) they work on the orange machines
(D) they work on the black machines
28. It‘s important for us to choose colours because ______.
(A) colours do affect our feeling in many ways
(B) sometimes colours will do our feeling good(C) sometimes light and bright colours make us happy
(D) colours will help us to do everything well
29. If you feel low, you can brighten your day __________.
(A) with more things to do
(B) by helping others to do everything
(C) with a new shirt
(D) by seeing psychologist
30. According to this passage, you know four friends better _______.
(A) when you find out what colours they like and dislike
(B) when you stay longer with them
(C) if you see them often
(D) when you choose something different for them
SECTION 3: TRANSLATION TEST (1) (30 minutes 20 points)
Directions: Translate the following passage into Chinese and write your version in the
corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
As late as 1800, women‘s only place was in the home. The idea of women in the business was unthinkable. No “nice” woman would dream of entering what was strictly a “man‘s world”.
Teaching was the first profession open to women soon after 1800. But even that was not an easy profession for women to enter because most high schools and colleges were open only to men.
Hospital nursing became respectable work for women only after Florence Nightingale became famous. Miss Nightingale opened England‘s first training school for nurses in 1860.
SECTION 4: TRANSLATION TEST (2) (30 minutes 20 points)
Directions: Translate the following passage into English and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test , you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage only once. Now let‘s begin Part A with Spot Dictation.
Around the world young people are spending unbelievable sums of money to listen to rock music. Forbes Magazine claims that at least fifty rock stars have incomes of between two million and six million dollars per year.
“It doesn‘t make sense,” says Johnny Mathis, one of the older music millionaires, who made a million dollars a year when he was most popular, in the 1950s. “Performers aren‘t worth this kind of money. In fact, nobody is.”
But the rock stars‘ admirers seem to disagree. Those who love rock music spend about two billion dollars a year for records. They pay 150 million to see rock stars in person.
Some observers think the customers are buying more than music. According to one theory, to play rock music doesn‘t require much training. There is no gulf between the audience and the performer. Every boy and girl in the audience thinks, “I could sing like that.” Rock music has become a kind of religion. Young people are glad to pay to worship a rock star because it is a way of worshipping themselves.
Luck is a key word for explaining the success of many. In 1972 one of the luckiest was Don McLean, who wrote and sang “American Pie.” McLean earned more than a million dollars from recordings of “American Pie.” Then too, by writing his own music, McLean earns some extra money. Part B: Listening Comprehension