III. Close (30 points)
Directions: For each blank in the following passage, there are four choices marked A, B, C and D.
Choose the one that is most suitable and mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Dr. William C Stokoe, Jr., was the chairman of the English Department at Gallaudet University. He saw the way deaf people communicated and was extremely __21__. He was a hearing person, and signs of the deaf were totally new to him.
Dr. Stokoe decided to propose a study of sign language. Many other teachers were not interested, and though Dr. Stokoe was __22__ to think about studying sign language. Even deaf teachers were not very interested in the project. However, Dr. Stokoe did not give up. __23__, he started the Linguistics Research Program in 1957. Stokoe and his two deaf assistants, worked __24__ this project during the summer and after school. The three __25__ made films of deaf people signing. The deaf people in the film did not understand __26__ the research about and were just trying to be nice to Dr. Stokoe. Many people thought the whole project was silly, but __27__ agreed with Dr. Stokoe in order to please him.
Stokoe and his __28__ studied the films of signing. They __29__ the films and try to see patterns in the signs. The results of the research were __30__: the signs used by all of the signers __31__ certain linguistic rules.
Dr. Stokoe was the first linguist to test American Sign Language __32__ a real language. He published the __33__ in 1960, but not many people paid attention to the study. Dr. Stokoe was still __34__ —he was the only linguist who __35__ that sign language was more than gestures. He knew it was a language of its own and not just another form of English.
21. A ashamed B bored C interested D involved
22. A idealistic B crazy C smart D normal
23. A Otherwise B Instead C Additionally D Afterwards
24. A through B into C along D on
25. A researchers B designers C directors D physicians
26. A what B why C that D which
27. A strongly B hardly C willingly D merely
28. A team B crowd C crew D party
29. A made B advertised C released D analyzed
30. A dissatisfying B alarming C surprising D disappointing
31. A exercised B followed C played D performed
32. A like B as C with D beyond
33. A results B consequences C endings D resolutions
34. A anxious B afraid C alert D alone
35. A wished B reasoned C believed D decided
IV Reading Comprehension (60 points)
Directions: There are five reading passages in this part. Each passage is followed by four questions.
For each question there are four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose one best answer and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
Toronto: A 300-pound adult Siberian tiger escaped from its four-meter high chain-link pen(圈)at the Toronto Zoo yesterday, on one of the busiest days of the year.
Though no one was hurt, the dangerous animal was separated from the public for a time by noting more than a four-foot fence. The escape occurred after one of the animal’s handlers left the pen gate open. It promoted a swift response from officials. Staff were sent immediately to arrest the runaway tiger.
General Manager Calvin White told reporters that staff were preparing for the worst. “ I ordered a tranquilizer(麻醉剂)gun so we would have tranquilized her, but thankfully we didn’t have to”, Mr. White said. The tiger was successfully led back into its cage after the brave escape.
The incident occurred during the Toronto Zoo’s 28th annual Christmas Treats Walk, where admission is free in return for donation of food that does not easily go bad.
Thousands of people attend each Boxing Day to see the animals fed by their handlers.
36. The tiger escape happened_____.
A owning to the lack of food
B due to its separation from the public
C because of the handler’s neglect of duty
D as a result of the damaged chain and fence
37. Who is Calvin White?
A A managerial staff of the zoo
B A journalist from National Post
C A witness of the incident
D A zoo animal handler
38. We know from the passage that____.
A the tiger escape lasted a whole day
B the zoo workers panned to shoot the tiger dead
C the tiger wasn’t kept securely enough from the public
D the incident took place on the zoo’s anniversary day
39. The best title for the news report is ____.
A Pen-Animal Prison
B Zoo Tiger-Wandering Free
C Siberian Tiger-Dangerous Animal
D Zoo-Dangerous Site
One day in January, my uncle, my cousin and I decided to go hunting. We left by car in the afternoon. It was a Range Rover with four-wheel drive. It took us three hours to get there. After we arrived at 5:15 p.m., we fixed the tent, then made coffee and had a short rest. After that, we went hunting, using a falcon(猎鹰). We spent two hours without finding anything. On our way back to the camp, my cousin saw a rabbit. I removed the falcon’s bead cover and let go of the aggressive falcon. When the rabbit saw the falcon, it ran fast, but my falcon was a professional hunter. He flew up and came down to trick the rabbit. After two minutes, the rabbit was caught. We took back it to the camp to cook our dinner. We ate the delicious food, drank Arabic coffee, and sat around the fire talking until 10:30 p.m.
We left the camp the next day at 7 o’clock in the morning. We went north. However, around 10:00 a.m. our car got stuck in the sand! We spent about three hours trying to pull out the car without any progress. Finally, we decided to walk. As it was hard for an old man or a young boy to walk more than 40km in the desert, I decided to get help myself. I took a bottle of water with me and started to walk south alone. I knew the way well, but it was a long way in the sand. I walked more than four hours without stopping. When I felt so tired and thirsty, I stopped to rest. I drank all the water and slept for around two hours.
When I got up, it was dark. I continued to walk south. I was worried about my uncle and cousin. Suddenly, I met a Bedouin man who was riding his camel. He took me to his house. When I had had enough rest, I asked him to take me to the road where I found a car. it took me to the city to get help. I had one day to get back to my uncle and cousin. When I got back to them, they were so happy because I had gotten help and they were able to see me again.
40. Which word can best describe the first evening of their hunting trip?
A Disappointed B Enjoyable C Comfortable D Exhausted
41. Why didn’t the three walk back together after the car got stuck in the sand?
A They didn’t have enough food and water.
B The writer knew where to get a camel or a car.
C The writer knew a Bedouin who lived nearby would give help.
D The long desert walk was too hard for the young and the old.
42. How did the writer finally get out of the desert?
A He was picked up by a car.
B A camel took him to the road.
C A passer-by Bedouin helped him.
D His uncle and cousin found and rescued him.
43. What can be inferred from the story?
A It’s an easy job to walk 40km in the desert.
B The author loved to go hunting with his family.
C The hunting trip is much longer than expected.
D To hunt in the desert one must train a falcon well.