《大学英语精读2》课程考试试题 (A 卷)
题号 一 二
Part I. Vocabulary and Structure (20%)
1. If you love plants, the chances are you buy them on _______ and then wonder where to put them.
C. display D cut
2. Mother ______ my brother to keep his voice down but he ignored her. A. remarked B. motioned C. shrugged D. impressed
3. We should see ourselves as part of nature rather than in ______ with it. A. argument B. connection C. conflict D. crash
4. Don’t _____ to let me know if there is anything I can do for you. A. hesitate B. reject C. puzzle D thrill
5. Traditional Chinese food is far ______ to McDonald ’s or any other fast foods I know. A. immune B. superior C. essential D. Similiar
6. The three men tried many times to sneak across the border into the neighbouring country, _______ by the police each time.
A. had been captured
B. only to be captured
C. being always captured
D. unfortunately captured
7. Although punctual himself, the professor was quite used _______ late for his lecture. A. to have students B. to students ’ being C. for students to be D. for students ’ being
8._______ the help of their group, we would not have succeeded in the investigation. A. Besides B. Regardless of C. But for D. In spite of 9. The advertising campaign didn’t have much _______ on sales. A. effect B. affect C. effective D. stress
10. Pollution poses a threat to the continued existence of this _______. A. specie B. species C. piece D. kind
Part II. Match the phrases in Column I with those in Column II. (6%) Column I Column II
1. 白胡子老头 A. a wait-and-see attitude
2. 生死搏斗 B. New Year ’s Day
3. 元旦 C. a white-bearded old man
4. 等着瞧的态度 D. a skilled worker
5. 心地善良的女人 E. a life-and-death struggle
6. 熟练的工人 F. a kind-hearted woman
Part III. Choose the right word and put it in the blanket. (10%) able, capable
1. John is the most ______ man I have ever known.
2. The room is ________ of seating 20 people.
3. Because I am ill, I will not be ______ to come tomorrow.
4. The company isn ’t ______ of handling such a large order.
5. He is a(n )______ lawyer.
Part IV . Reading Comprehension (24%)
Young Koreans are beginning to do it alone when it comes to finding a partner, though matchmaking is still the most common way for boy to meet girl.
Professional matchmakers can make thousands of American dollars introducing eligible marriage partners to each other, but parents also play a part in the ritual by which young Koreans meet.
In Confucian Korea, where marriage is regarded as more of a business contract than a sacred rite, the scene of the initial meeting is repeated hundreds of times a day in coffee shops in the main hotels around Seoul.
The business of continuing the family lineage and keeping the bloodlines pure is often too important to be left to romance and chance encounters.
Often, the girl will work out a system of discreet signals with her mother, where her parents can tell if she is interested.
For example, if the girl orders an orange juice it might signal that she wants her parents to leave her alone with the boy, while a coffee indicates she wants them to stay.
Sometimes the matchmaking is not always so formal, with the introductions being done by friends.
But whether through friends or families, there is hardly a Korean man or woman in the country who has not gone through this process ——sometimes six or seven times.
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1. Matchmaking in this passage means________.
A. to produce match
B. to introduce boys and girls to know each other for the purpose of marriage
C. to arrange games
D. a quite formal ritual attended by parents and their children
2. According to the passage, who else in Korea will usually appear in the first arranged meeting between marriage partners?
A. Only a young man and a girl.
B. Their relatives.
C. Their parents.
D. Their colleagues.
3. The reason for the existence of matchmaking is _______.
A. that most people regard marriage as continuing family lineage and romance
B. that most people try to keep the bloodlines pure and chance encounters
C. that most people try to avoid romance and chance encounters and keep family lineage and
D. that most people try to break family lineage and bloodlines (血统)
4. From the signals the girl makes in the first meeting, her parents can tell _______.
A. whether she is thirsty or not
B. whether she likes orange juice or coffee
C. whether she is interested in the boy or not
D. whether she is nervous or not
5. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
A. Nowadays young Koreans no longer need matchmakers to help them find suitable partners.
B. Young Koreans get to know each other with the introduction being done by their friends.
C. Almost every man or woman in Korean has to go through the matchmaking.
D. Some people even have to go through the matchmaking for more than one time.
Education is not an end, but a means to an end. In other words, we do not educate children only for the purpose of educating them. Our purpose is for life.
In some modern countries, it has been fashionable to think that by free education for all whether rich or poor, clever or stupid one can solve all the problems of society and build a perfect nation. But we can already see that free education for all is not enough; we find in such countries a far larger number of people with university degrees, they refuse to do what they think “low” work. In fact, work with hands is thought to be dirty and shameful in such countries. But we have only to think a moment to understand that the work of a completely uneducated farmer is far more important than that of a professor. We can live without education, but we would die if we have no food. If no one cleaned our streets and moved the rubbish away from our houses, we should get terrible diseases in our towns.
In fact, when we say that all of us must be educated to fit us for life, it means that we must be educated in such a way that, firstly, each of us can do whatever work suited to his brains and ability and, secondly, that we can realize that all jobs are necessary to society, and that is very bad to be ashamed of one’s work. Only such a type of education can be considered valuable to society.
6. The author of this passage thinks that _________.
A. education can settle all of the w orld’s problems
B. free education won't help to solve social problems
C. free education for all probably leads to a perfect world
D. all the social problems can’t be solved by education
7. The author wants to prove that_________.
A. our society needs all kinds of jobs
B. our society needs free education for all
C. a farmer is more important than a professor
D. p eople with university degrees refuse to do what they think “low” work
8. One can learn from the passage ______
A. work with hands is dirty and shameful
B. work with hands is low work
C. work with hands is the most important
D. we can’t regard work with hands as low work
9. The purpose of education is_________.
A. to choose the system of education
B. to prepare children mainly for their future work
C. to build a perfect world
D. to let everyone receive education fit for him
10. The passage mainly tells us about _______ of education.
A. the means
B. the system
C. the value
D. the type
When I was about six years old, my mother came home one day and found that I had collected half a dozen babies of the neighborhood ---- all of them too young to walk ---- and had them sitting before me on the floor while I was teaching them to wave their arms. When she asked the explanation of this, I informed her that it was my school of dance. She was amused, and placing herself at the piano, she began to play for me. This school continued and became very popular. Later on, little girls of the neighborhood came and their parents paid me a small sum to teach them. This was the beginning of what afterwards proved a very lucrative (利润丰厚的) occupation.
My mother took me to a famous ballet teacher, but his lesson did not please me. When the teacher told me to stand on my toes, I asked him why, and when he replied “Because it is beautiful,” I said that it was ugly and against nature and after the third lesson I left his class,
never to return. This stiff and commonplace gymnastics which he called dancing only disturbed my dream. I dreamed of a different dance. I did not know just what it would be, but I was feeling out towards an invisible world into which I guessed I might enter if I found the key.
My art was already in me when I was a little girl, and it was owing to the heroic and adventurous spirit of my mother that it was not stifled. I believed that whatever the child is going to do in life should be begun when it is very young. I wonder how many parents realize that by the so-called education they are giving their children, they are only driving them into the commonplace, and depriving them of any chance of doing anything beautiful or original.
11. According to the narrator, she owed her success in art to ___________.
A. the good education her parents gave her
B. the support of her understanding and adventurous mother
C. her inborn talent
D. her ballet teacher
12. The central idea of the passage is that __________.
A. parents should try to discover the natural gift in their children and help to develop it while they are young
B. the so-called good education parents give their children only drives them into the commonplace and deprives them of any chance of doing anything original
C. mothers should be heroic and adventurous
D. ballet is no good as a form of dance
Part V. Translation (25%)
3. Because his family couldn’t afford his fee, Tom had to drop out of school.
4. In the U.S.A., a college education is not viewed as a privilege reserved for the wealthy or the academically talented.
5. Several weeks later, I realized that either he or I was wrong.
________________________________________________________ Part VI. Writing (15%)
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