71. Thousands of people turned out into the streets to _________ against the
local authorities’ decision to build a highway across the field.
A. contradict        B. reform     C. counter       D. protest
72. The majority of nurses are women, but in the higher ranks of the medical
profession women are in a _________.
A. minority         B. scarcity      C. rarity       D. minimum

73. Professor Johnson’s retirement ________ from next January.
A. carries into effect                     B. takes effect
C. has effect                            D. puts into effect

74. The president explained that the purpose of taxation was to ________
government spending.
A. finance         B. expand          C. enlarge         D. budget

75. The heat in summer is no less _________ here in this mountain region.
A. concentrated     B. extensive        C. intense         D. intensive

76. Taking photographs is strictly ________ here, as it may damage the precious
cave paintings.
A. forbidden       B. rejected          C. excluded       D. denied

77. Mr. Brown’s condition looks very serious and it is doubtful if he will
_________.
A. pull back      B. pull up         C. pull through         D. pull out

78. Since the early nineties, the trend in most businesses has been toward
on-demand, always-available products and services that suit the customer’s
_________ rather than the company’s.
A. benefit        B. availability     C. suitability         D. convenience

79. The priest made the ________ of the cross when he entered the church.
A. mark         B. signal          C. sign           D. gesture

80. This spacious room is ________ furnished with just a few articles in it.
A. lightly         B. sparsely        C. hardly         D. rarely

PART V   READING COMPREHENSION   [25 MIN ]

In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.Mark your answers on your answer sheet.

TEXT A

TEXT B

注:本文摘自 《英语学习四十年精选之异域风情 + 国外风情面面观》

Predicting the future is always risky. But it's probably safe to say that at least a few historians will one day speak of the 20th century as America's “ Disney era ” . Today, it's certainly difficult to think of any other single thing that represents modern America as powerfully as the company that created Mickey Mouse. Globally, brands like Coca-Cola and McDonalds may be more widely-known, but neither encapsulates 20th-century America in quite the same way as Disney.

The reasons for Disney's success are varied and numerous, but ultimately the credit belongs to one person — the man who created the cartoon and built the company from nothing, Walt Disney. Ironically, he could not draw particularly well. But he was a genius in plenty of other respects. In business, his greatest skills were his insight and his management ability. After setting himself up in Hollywood, he single-handedly pioneered the concepts of branding and merchandising — something his company still does brilliantly today.

But what really distinguished Disney was his ability to identify with his audiences. Disney always made sure his films championed the “ little guy ” , and made him feel proud to be American. This he achieved by creating characters that reflected the hopes and fears of ordinary people. Some celebrated American achievements — Disney's very first cartoon Plane Crazy, featuring a silent Mickey Mouse, was inspired by Charles Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic. Others, like the There Little Pigs and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, showed how, through hard work and helping one's fellow man, or Americans could survive social and economic crises like the Great Depression.

Disney's other great virtue was the fact that his company — unlike other big corporations — had a human face. His Hollywood studio — the public heard — operated just like a democracy, where everyone was on firstname terms and had a say in how things should be run. He was also regarded as a great patriot because not only did his cartoons celebrate America, but, during World War II, studios made training films for American soldiers.

The reality, of course, was less idyllic. As the public would later learn, Disney's patriotism had an unpleasant side. After a strike by cartoonists in 1941, he became convinced that Hollywood had been infiltrated by Communists. He agreed to work for the FBI as a mole, identifying and spying on colleagues whom he suspected were subversives.

But, apart from his affiliations with the FBI, Disney was more or less the genuine article. A new book, The Magic Kingdom; Walt Disney and the American Way of Life, by Steven Watts, confirms that he was very definitely on the side of ordinary Americans — in the 30s and 40s he voted for Franklin Roosevelt, believing he was a champion of the workers. Also, Disney was not an apologist for the FBI, as some have suggested. In fact, he was always suspicious of large, bureaucratic organizations, as is evidenced in films like That Darned Cat, in which he portrayed FBI agents as bungling incompetents.

By the time he died in 1966, Walt Disney was an icon like Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers. To business people and filmmakers, he was a role model; to the public at large, he was “ Uncle Walt ”— the man who had entertained them all their lives, the man who represented them all their lives, the man who represented all that was good about America.

86. Walt Disney is believed to possess the following abilities EXCEPT
A. painting.
B. creativity
C. management.
D. merchandising.

87. According to the passage, what was the pleasant side of Disney’s patriotism?
A. He sided with ordinary Americans in his films.
B. He supported America’s war efforts in his own way.
C. He had doubts about large, bureaucratic organizations.
D. He voted for Franklin Roosevelt in the 30s and 40s.

88. In the sixth paragraph the sentence “Disney was more or less the genuine
article” means that
A. Disney was a creative and capable person.
B. Disney once agreed to work for the FBI.
C. Disney ran his company in a democratic way.
D. Disney was sympathetic with ordinary people.

89. The writer’s attitude toward Walt Disney can best be described as
A. sympathetic.
B. objective.
C. critical.
D. skeptical.

PART VI WRITING     [45 MIN.]

SECTION A COMPOSITION       [35 MIN]

The students’ Union of your university is planning to hold an arts festival next semester, and they are inviting students to contribute their ideas and suggestions as to how it should be organized or what should be included.

Write on ANSWER SHEET TWO a composition of about 200 words on the following topic:

MY IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY ARTS FESTIVAL

You are to write in three parts.

In the first part, state specifically what your idea is.

In the second part, provide one or two reasons to support your idea OR describe your idea.

In the last part, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.

Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness.

Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.

SECTION B NOTE-WRITING      [10 MIN]

Write on ANSWER SHEET TWO a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:

You have got two tickets to a concert given by a famous pop band/orchestra.


Write a note to your friend, Hilda/Mike, describing briefly what it is and inviting her/him to come with you.

Marks will be awarded for content ,organization, grammer and appropriateness.