New Horizon English Course III TestI. Proper Response Directions: This section is to test your ability to give proper answers to questions. The questions will be spoken twice. When you hear a question, choose the best answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. (5 points) 1. 2. 3. A. That's right. C. That's all right. A. not too bad. C. I'm not good. A. B. C. D. It will arrive soon. Yes, you can go with me. No, it left 10 minutes ago. The train is coming. B. You're welcome. D. That's it. B. it doesn't matter. D. thanks a lot.4.A. Would you like to come here? B. May I come in? C. Is Professor Short ill? D. May I speak to Professor Short, please? A. Yes, it is. B. Yes, you are right. C. Good afternoon, Jane. Not very good, I think. D. Good afternoon, Jane. But I don't think so.5.II. Understanding Short Dialogues Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues. At the end of each dialogue, there is a recorded question. Both the dialogues and questions will be spoken twice. Choose the best answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. (5 points) 6. A. 6:55.第 1 页 共 14 页
B. 7:05. C. 8:05. D. 7:35. 7. 8. A. She is a teacher. B. She is a writer. C. She is a visitor. D. She is the speaker. A. In the shop. C. In the street. 9. B. In the library. D. In the bedroom.A. The man asked the woman where she went last night. B. The man wanted to know where the woman was last night. C. The man did not know where the woman went yesterday morning. D. The woman was taken to hospital. A. He likes to do nothing. B. He likes fishing most. C. He likes to play tennis most. D. He likes to stay in the room with the boys most.10.III. Understanding Short Conversations Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short conversations. After each conversation, there are some recorded questions. Both the conversations and questions will be spoken twice. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A, B C and D. (10 points) Conversation 1 11. A. Exchange the vase. B. Exchange the sweets. C. Exchange the sweater. D. Exchange the money. 12. 13. A. The wrong size. C. Expensive. A. Gray. C. Red. B. The wrong color. D. Both A and B. B. Green. D. Blue.第 2 页 共 14 页
Conversation 2 14. A. If two adults buy tickets, a child's ticket is free. B. If you buy one ticket, you get another one free. C. If you buy now, you get a free ticket for one year. D. If you buy two tickets, you get a third ticket free. 15. A. They pay half the regular price. B. They are free if traveling with two adults. C. Children under five travel free. D. They pay less if the ticket is charged. A. Friday morning. B. This coming weekend. C. Next week. D. Week after next.16.Conversation 3 17. A. In Pittsburgh. B. At two o'clock. C. At the bus station. D. On the bus. 18. A. At 2:15 p.m. C. At 2:00 p.m. B. At 11:00 a.m. D. At 1:45 p.m.Conversation 4 19. A. A live concert. B. A record. C. Some singers. D. A drum. 20. A. Good. C. Not bad. B. Not good. D. They have no idea.IV. Spot Dictation Directions: In this section you will hear a recorded passage. There are 5 missing words in the passage. The passage will be read three times. During the second reading, you are required to write out the missing words or phrases according to what you hear. The third reading is for you to check your answers. (5 points)第 3 页 共 14 页
Passage 1 There were three professors at the railway station. They were deep in (21)__________. The train had just arrived, but they didn't notice it. Then the guard shouted, "Take your seats, please!" The professors heard the (22)______ and rushed for the train. Two of them got on the train before it moved. The third one was left behind. It was professor Egghead. He looked (23)_____. One of the professor's students was at the station. He tried to (24)_______ the professor. "It wasn't bad, sir," said the students, "two out of three (25)______ the train. That's quite good, you know." "I know," the professor said, "but it was my train. My friends only came to say goodbye." V. Word Forms Directions: Fill in the blanks with the given words and change the form if necessary. (10 points) 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. It is (simple) a matter of time. inhabitants (居民) of North America.The Indians were the (origin)She always claimed she was an unwilling (participate) __________ in the incident. Let's go back to what we were saying before we were (interrupt) __________. In my opinion, he was to blame (as well as) ____ she was. Nothing can please her, she's always (complain) ________. The plane was (notice) _______ to take off at six o'clock. The car is traveling at a (speeder) _________ of eighty kilometers an hour. The two parties were not in (compete)__________ with each other. He said "Good morning" in a most (friend)_________ way.VI. Multiple Choice (Vocabulary) Directions: Choose the best item to complete each sentence. (10 points) 36. We must consider a problem in all its第 4 页 共 14 页.
A. aspects B. activities C. habits D. advice37.He made anto escape, but failed. A. award B. average C. attempt D. authority38.Art books are expensive to produce, _____ they are with color printing. A. ultimately B. regularly C. especially D. specially39.I lost _____ with Julie after we moved to another city. A. sight B. touch C. participation D. share40.I met her ______ in a crowded bus. A. in accident B. by accident C. with accident D. on accident第 5 页 共 14 页
41.What do you think would be the ______ of this ring, if I were to sell it? A. worth B. importance C. value D. cost42.They _________ the winners with gifts of fruit and flowers. A. rewarded B. awarded C. charged D. paid43.After a _______ box was found on the plane, the police were called in to make a thorough inspection (调查). A. potential B. mysterious C. miserable D. nervous44.Before the students set off, they spent much time setting a limit _____ the expenses of the trip. A. for B. about C. in D. to45.When a person ________ a dinner invitation, he is expected to arrive on time. A. receives B. gets C. accepts第 6 页 共 14 页
D. comes overVII. Multiple Choice (Reading Comprehension) Directions: Read the following passage and then choose the best answers to the questions that follow. (5 points) Passage 1 One of the oldest customs of mankind is the celebration of the New Year. Some people say the Chinese were the first to start it, others believe it was the ancient Germans, and still others claim it was the Romans. We know that the Chinese have always had a great festival at the time of their New Year, which comes later than ours. The Chinese New Year festival lasts several days. The ancient Germans established a New Year festival because of the changing seasons. The German winter began at the middle of November. This was the time when they gathered the harvest, because everybody came together at this time for the happy occasion, and because it meant they would have a period of rest from work afterwards. They would make merry and have a great holiday. Even though it was November, they considered it the beginning of the New Year! When the Romans conquered (入侵) Europe, they changed this time of celebration to the first of January. From then on the coming of the New Year was a symbol of a new life with new hope for the future. This custom and this meaning have lasted to this day. We celebrate the New Year hoping it will bring us a good life. 46. What do you think the author's nationality is? A. Chinese. B. German. C. Roman. D. None of the above. Who are NOT said to have started the celebration of the New Year? A. Chinese. B. Americans. C. Germans D. Romans. Why do people celebrate the New Year festival nowadays? A. It means a period of rest from work. B. It brings us a good life. C. It symbolizes a new life with new hope. D. It means a happy occasion. After the Romans conquered Europe, when did the Germans celebrate their New Year festival? A. November. B. December. C. January D. February.第 7 页 共 14 页47.48.49.
50.What's the passage mainly about? A. How to celebrate the New Year. B. The origin of the New Year festival. C. The difference between the Western New Year and the Chinese New Year. D. The significance of the New Year festival.VIII. Short Answer Questions Directions: Read the following passage and give brief answers to the questions following it. Use as few words as possible. (5 points) Passage 1 At university you meet many different types of students. There are lazy students, smart students, and students who are so intelligent that they hardly have to work at all. An interesting game to play is to put people into types. For example, the ambitious student is very easy to identify. Not only do they work extremely hard but they also make sure that they know the right people and attend the right events. You'll see them chatting to lecturers after a lecture is finished. They usually look serious and carry big bags of books. The party girl is easily recognized by her fashionable clothes and the fact that at every party you go to she's surrounded by friends. Then there's the "techy", a student who knows everything about computers and technology. They can be found at most times of the day playing with a computer. 51.There is a student who work extremely hard and often chat to lecturers after a lecture is finished. What kind of student is he/she?_________________________________________________. The "organizer" is another type that's very recognizable. They love to organize things, whether it's parties or club meetings. And of course, there's always the "last minute" student. They may be very good students, but they always hand in assignments at the last moment, and they arrive at a lecture one minute before it's about to begin. Although I'd rather not be a "last minute" type, that's what I am, I'm afraid! 52. Who can be easily recognized by fashionable clothes?_______________________________________________. 53. What's the "techy" good at?_____________________________________________. 54. Who loves to organize things, whether it's parties or club meetings? ______________________________________________. 55. What kind of student may the speaker be?______________________________________________. IX. Matching Directions: The following is a list of common terms or phrases. After reading it, you are required to find the Chinese equivalents in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the brackets. (10 points)第 8 页 共 14 页
Task 1 A. investment bank B. fixed deposit C. reserve bank D. instruct a bank E. correspondent bank F. currency G. cash H. low-interest credit I. long-term credit J. commercial bank K. demand deposit L. state bank, national bank M. attract capital N. loan capital O. fixed capital 56.（ 57.（ 58.（ 59.（ 60.（ ）低利贷款 ）国家银行 ）商业银行 ）定期存款 ）信贷资本 61.（ 62.（ 63.（ 64.（ 65.（ ）储蓄银行 ）固定资本 ）现金 ）吸引资本 ）长期信贷X. True or False Directions: Read the following passage as fast as you can and then decide whether the statements that follow are true (T) or false (F) according to the passage. (5 points) Passage 1 I don't know how many good teachers there are in the world, but I feel it is deeply important for a student who is in trouble to meet a good teacher. I had a maths teacher who hates to see struggling maths students. He always ridicules the slow students when he gets a chance. For example, the teacher looks down upon a student due to her failure in maths. It's not that this student is stupid but rather she has no interest in maths. The maths teacher always gives the girl the cold shoulder and says this girl is the stupidest student he has ever seen. One time this student got the lowest score on a maths exam, the teacher made fun of her and then students guessed who had the worst score. When that student had some questions to ask the teacher, he was第 9 页 共 14 页
impatient with her. Finally, the girl said to me that paradise is very far from her. Everyday she feels Eden, but there is no way to reach it. She feels that she is a tiny lantern which is placed into the water and will slowly drift out to sea until it can't be seen. What a lonely vision that is! All students have different abilities because each of them is unique. No one can foretell his future. The teacher should learn how to treat the slower students properly, how to encourage them and not to hurt their feelings. Please leave a bit of love for these special students. "It is not how much we do but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving," said Mother Terasa. After all, love can creates power. 66. In this article, the writer thinks that when a student is in trouble, it is very important that the student should do his best to turn to some teachers. 67. 68. 69. 70. The underlined word "ridicule" in the second paragraph means laugh at. The girl fails in every maths exam because she is tired of the maths teacher. What the girl tells the writer shows the girl is mentally suffering. The writer attacks the maths teacher strongly, but he asks all people to collect money to support the special students.XI. Translation from English to Chinese Directions: Translate the following sentences into Chinese. (6 points) 71. The computer is one of the most significant inventions in the twentieth century. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. That book is the best among modern novels. Several well-known researchers have been signed up for the project. On the other hand, females do better on tests measuring vocabulary, spelling, and memory. A team of researchers discovered that there are strong differences between how boys and girls are raised. Besides a written one, we'll have to take an oral test.第 10 页 共 14 页
XII. Translation from Chinese to English Directions: Translate the following sentences into English. (4 points) 77.你介意我在屋子里吸烟吗？(mind) 78. 79. 80. 青年音乐家们将有机会展示他们的音乐才华。
（show off） 老师鼓励同学们做事要坚持到底。
（encourage sb. to do） 汤姆不喜欢听古典音乐？（enjoy）XIII. Basic Writing Directions: This part is to test your ability to do basic writing. Read the instructions carefully and finish the task. (10 points) Rearrange the words in each of the following groups to form a logical sentence. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. foreign, my knowledge of, there, wide, affairs, are, in, gaps.___________________________________________________________________ I, each sum of, you, to account, you, want, for, the money, spent.___________________________________________________________________ you, never, being punished, if, you, escape, commit a crime, can._________________________________________________________________ personality, is, a sense of humor, a healthy, part of.__________________________________________________________________ have, the documents, not been, yet, filed in.________________________________________________________________ have been, in flood, everything, spared, our lives, we, lost, but anyhow._______________________________________________________________ believed, in the best, could, I, my belief, make it, human nature, of, real._________________________________________________________________ in the struggle, a foreign language, is, of life, a weapon.___________________________________________________________________ for me, this, myself, to control, made, hard, it.___________________________________________________________________ light, from, the traffic, red, has changed, to green.___________________________________________________________________第 11 页 共 14 页