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2013-2014学年第二学期2013级期末考试《综合英语》A 卷

适用2013级商务英语专科1-2班 命题人:万小磊


I. Choose the best answer. (15×1’)

1. He comes to see me every day____when he is occupied with something important. A. except for B. except C.except to D.except that

2. The school has____some first-rate students.

A.turned out

B.turned off

C.turned on

D.turned over 3. I feel____ease.


B. with


D.about 4. The medicine has many functions____are unknown to us.

A.some of which

B.that some of them

C. Which of them

D. Even though 5. The high income tax is harmful____it may discourage people from trying to earn more. A.in that B.that C.in which D.which

6. To our delight, the child quickly adapted____the change after she moved to the new community. A.herself to B.her to C.herself towards D.her towards

7. Very little____they had made an important discovery in science.

A.did they realize

B.they realized

C.they realized what

D.did they realize what 8. Two hours____enough for us.




D. were 9. Not only you but also I____mistaken.




D.have 10. They were_____to respond to our call for help.




D.curious 11. Many a boy____to swim before he can read.




D.have learned 12. He is a writer, and a thinker____.

A.as well


C.as well as

D.supplies for 13. “Big ” and “large ” are____.




D.antonyms 14. He told me that the movie was worth____.


B.to see

C.to be seen

D.see 15. Mr Wang has a strong____of responsibility in his work.





II. Translate the following sentences into English. (6×5’)

16. 要是会飞该多好啊。 17. 这些观点可以作为处世指南。 18. 我除了短袜什么都没穿。 19. 有志者事竟成。

20. 他们以每小时四公里的速度前进。 21. 不知不觉我们毕业已有两年了。

III. Reading comprehension. (10×3’)


There was a story many years ago of a school teacher--- Mrs. Thompson. She told the children on the first day that she loved them all the same. But that was a lie. There in the front row was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard. He didn’t p lay well with the other children and he always needed a bath. She did not like him.

Then Mrs. Thompson got to know that Teddy was actually a very good boy before the death of his mother. Mrs. Thompson was ashamed of herself. She felt even worse when, like all her other students, Teddy brought her a Christmas present too. It was his mother’s perfume(香水)。

Teddy said, “Mrs. Thompson, today you smell just like my Mom used to.” After the children left she cried for at least an hour. On that very day, she stopped teaching reading, writing and math. Instead, she began to teach children.

Mrs. Thompson paid particular attention to Teddy. The boy’s mind seemed to come alive. The more she encourage him, the faster he improved. By the end of the sixth grade, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class.

Six years went by before she got a note from Teddy. He wrote that he had finished high school, third in his class, and she was still the best teacher he ever had in his whole lift. He went to college. Mrs. Thompson got two more letters from him with the last one signed, Theodore F. Stoddard, M. D.(医学博士).

The story doesn’t end there. On his wedding day, Dr. Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson’s ear, “Thank you, Mrs. Thompson, for believing in me. You made me f eel important and showed me that I could make a difference.”

Mrs. Thompson, with tears in her eyes, whispered back, “Teddy, you have it all wrong. You were the one who taught me that I could make a difference. I didn’t know how to teach until I met you.” 22. What did Mrs. Thompson do on the first day of school? A. She made Teddy feel ashamed

B. She told the class something untrue about herself.

C. She changed Teddy’s seat to the front row.

D. She asked the children to play with Teddy. 23. What did Mrs. Thompson find out about Teddy? A. He often told lies. B. He needed motherly care. C. He was good at math. D. He enjoyed playing with others. 24. In what way did Mrs. Thompson change?



学院2013—2014学年第二学期《 综合英语 》期末考试卷(A 卷)



A. She taught fewer school subjects.

B. She cared more about educating students.

C. She no longer liked her job as a teacher.

D. She became stricter with her students.

25. Why did Teddy thank Mrs. Thompson at his wedding?

A. She had kept in touch with him.

B. She had given him encouragement.

C. She had sent him Christmas presents.

D. She had taught him how to judge people.


The Queen’s English is now sounding less upper-class, a scientific study of the Queen’s Christmas broadcasts had found. Researchers have studied each of her messages to the Commonwealth countries since 1952 to find out the change in her pronunciation from the noble Upper Received to the Standard Received.

Jonathan Harrington, a professor at Germany’s University of Munich, wanted to discover whether accent (口音) chang ers recorded over the past half century would take place within one person. “As far as I know, there just is nobody else for whom there is this sort of broadcast records,” he said.

He said the noble way of pronouncing vowels (元音) had gradually lost ground as the noble upper-class accent over the past years. “Her accent sounds slightly less noble than it did 50 years ago. But these are very, very small and slow changes that we don’t notice from year to year.”

“We may be able to relate it to changes in the social classes,” he told The Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper. “In 1952 she would have been hear d saying ‘thet men in the bleck het’. Now it would be ‘that man in the black hat’. And ‘hame’ rather than ‘home’. Similarly, she would have spoken of ‘the citay’ and’dutay’,rather than ‘citee’and‘dutee’,and‘hame’rather than‘home’.In the 1950s she would have been ‘lorst’, but by the 1970s ‘lost’.”

The Queen’s broadcast is a personal message to the Commonwealth countries. Each Christmas, the 10-minute broadcast is put on TV at 3 pm in Britain as many families are recovering from their traditional turkey lunch. (传统火鸡午餐).

The results were published (发表) in the Journal of Phonetics.

26. The Queen’s broadcasts were chosen for the study mainly because ______.

A. she has been Queen for many years

B. her speeches have been recorded for 50 years

C. her speeches are familiar to many people

D. she has a less upper-class accent now

27. Which of the following is an example of a less noble accent in English?

A. “duaty”

B. “citee”

C. “hame”

D. “lorst”

28. We may infer from the text that the Journal of Phonetics is a magazine on _________.

A. Christmas customs

B. speech sounds

C. TV broadcasting

D. personal messages

29. What is the text mainly about?

A. The relationship between accents and social classes.

B. The changes in a person’s accent.

C. The Queen’s Christmas speeches on TV.

D. The recent development of the English language.


Do you know of anyone who uses the truth to deceive (欺骗)? When someone tells you something that is true, but leaves out important information that should be included, he can give you a false picture.

For example, some might say, “I just won a hundred dollars on the lottery (彩票). It was great. I took that dollar ticket back to the store and turned it in for one hundred dollars!”

This guy’s a winner, right? Maybe, maybe not. We then discover that he bought $200 worth of tickets, and only one was a winner. He’s really a big loser!

He didn’t say anything that was false, but he left out important information on purpose. That’s called a half-truth. Half-truths are not technically lies, but they are just as dishonest.

Some politicians often use this trick. Let’s say that during Governor Smith’s last term, her state lost one million jobs and gained three million jobs. Then she seeks another term. One of her opponents(对手) says, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state lost one million jobs!” that’s true. However, and ho nest statement would have been, “During Governor Smith’s term, the state had a net gain of two million jobs.”

Advertisers(广告商) will sometimes use half-truths. It’s against the law to make false statements so they try to mislead you with the truth. An adver tisement might say, “Nine out of ten doctors advised their patients to take Yucky Pills to cure toothache.” It fails to mention that they only asked ten doctors and nine of them work for the Yucky Company.

This kind of deception happens too often. It’s a sad fact of life: Lies are lies, and sometimes the truth can lie as well.

30. How much did the lottery winner lose?

A. Two hundred dollars.

B. One hundred dollars.

C. Three hundred dollars.

D. Four hundred dollars.

31. We may infer that the author believes people should _______.

A. buy lottery tickets

B. not take anything at face value

C. make use of half-truths

D. not trust the Yucky Company

IV. Fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in brackets.(5×2’)