For several days I saw little of Mr. Rochester. In the morning he seemed much occupied with business, and in the afternoon gentlemen from the neighourhood called and some times stayed to dine with him. When his foot was well enough, he rode out a great deal.

During this time, all my knowledge of him was limited to occasional meetings about the house, when he would sometimes pass me coldly, and sometimes bow and smile. His changes of manner did not offend me, because I saw that I had nothing to do with the cause of them.

One evening, several days later, I was invited to talk to Mr. Rochester after dinner. He was sitting in his armchair, and looked not quite so severe, and much less gloomy. There was a smile on his lips, and his eyes were bright, probably with wine. As I was looking at him, he suddenly turned, and asked me, "do you think I'm handsome, Miss Eyre?"

The answer somehow slipped from my tongue before I realized it: 'No, sir."

"ah, you really are unusual! You are a quiet, serious little person, but you can be almost rude."

"Sir, I'm sorry. I should have said that beauty doesn't matter, or something like that,"

"no, you shouldn't! I see, you criticize my appearance, and then you stab me in the back! You have honesty and feeling. There are not many girls like you. But perhaps I go too fast. Perhaps you have awaful faults to counterbalance your few good points

I thought to myself that he might have too. He seemed to read my mind, and said quickly," yes, you're right. I have plenty of faults. I went the wrong way when I was twenty-one, and have never found the right path again. I might have been very different. I might have been as good as you, and perhaps wiser. I am not a bad man, take my word for it, but I have done wrong. It wasn't my character, but circumstances which were to blame. Why do I tell you all this? Because you're the sort of person people tell their problems and secrets to, because you're sympathetic and give them hope."

It seemed he had quite a lot to talk to me. He didn't seem to like to finish the talk quickly, as was the case for the first time.

"Don't be afraid of me, Miss Eyre." He continued. " you don't relax or laugh very much, perhaps because of the effect Lowood school has had on you. But in time you will be more natural with me, and laugh, and speak freely. You're like a bird in a cage. When you get out of the cage, you'll fly very high. Good night."

91.at the beginning miss Eyre 's impressions of Mr. Rochester were all except

A: busy

B: sociable

C: friendly

D: changeable

92.in "……and all my knowledge him was limited to occasional meetings about the house,…".the word about means





93. why did Mr. Rochester say" ……and the you stab me in the back!" the (7thpara.

A:because Jane had intended to kill him with a knife

B:because Jane had intended to be more critical.

C:because Jane had regretted having talked to him

D:because Jane had said something else to correct herself.

94.from what Mr. Rochest told Miss Eyre, we can conclude that he wanted to

A: Tell her all his troubles

B: tell her his life experience.

C: change her opinion of him

D: change his circumstances

95. at the end of the passage , Mr. Rochester sounded

A: rude

B: cold

C: friendly

D: encouraging.


The ideal companion machine-the computer- would not only look, feel, and sound friendly but would also be programmed to behave in a pleasant manner. Those qualities that make interaction comfortable, and yet the machine would remain slightly unpredictable and therefore interesting. In its first encounter it might be somewhat hesitant, but as it came to know the user it would progress to a more relaxed and intimate style. The machine would not be a passive participant but would add its own suggestions, information, and opinions; it would sometimes take the initiative in developing or changing the topic and would have a personality of its own.

Friendships are not made in a day, and the computer would be more acceptable as a friend if it imitated the gradual changes that occur when one person is getting to know another. At an appropriate time it might also express the kind of affection that stimulates attachment and intimacy. The whole process would be accomplished in a subtle way to avoid giving an impression of over-familiarity that would be likely to produce irritation. After experiencing a wealth of powerful, well-timed friendship indicators, the user would be very likely to accept the computer as far more than a machine and might well come to regard it as a friend.

An artificial relationship of this type would provide many of the benefits that could continue from previous discussions. It would have a familiarity with the user's life as revealed in earlier contact, and it would be understanding and good-humored. The computer's own personality would be lively and impressive, and it would develop in response to that of the user. With features such as these, the machine might indeed become a very attractive social partner.

96. Which of the following is not a feature of the ideal companion machine?

A: Active in communication

B: Attractive in personality.

C: enjoyable in performance

D: unpredictable in behaviour

97. The computer would develop friendships with humans in a (n) ——way.

A: Quick

B: unpredictable

C: productive

D: inconspicuous.

98. Which of the following aspects is not mentioned when the passage discusses the benefits of artificial relationships?

A: Being able to pick up an interesting conversation.

B: Being sensitive to earlier contact.

C: Being ready to learn about the person's life

D: Having a pleasant and adaptable personality.

99 Throughout the passage, the author is _____in his attitude toward the computer

A: favorable

B: critical

C: vague

D: hesitant

100. Which might be the most appropriate title of the passage?

A: Articial relationships .

B: How to form intimate relationships

C: The affectionate machine

D: Humans and computers


Section A Composition

Recently a Beijing information company did a survey of student life among more than 700 students in Beijing, Guangzhou, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai, Wuhan, Nanjing, and Shenyang . The results have shown that 67 percent of students think that saving money is a good habit while the rest believe that using tomorrow's money today is better, what do you think?

Write on answer sheet two a compositions of about 200 words.

You are to write in three parts.

In the first part, state specifically what you opinion is

In the second part, support your opinion with appropriate detail.

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

You should supply an appropriate title for you composition.

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

Write an answer sheet two a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:

You have got to know that you classmates, Michael ,is organizing a weekend excursion for the class. And you are thinking of joining the trip, write him a note expressing your interest in the excursion and asking for information on two details related to the excursion.

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