D) Some object to using larger luxury boats.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) Coca Cola.
D) Fried chicken.
15. A) He has had thirteen decayed teeth.
B) He doesn't have a single decayed tooth.
C) He has fewer decayed teeth than other people of his age.
D) He never had a single tooth pulled out before he was fifty.
16. A) Brush your teeth right before you go to bed in the evening.
B) Have as few of your teeth pulled out as possible.
C) Have your teeth X-rayed at regular intervals.
D) Clean your teeth shortly after eating.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) A visit to a prison.
B) The influence of his father.
C) A talk with some miserable slaves.
D) His experience in the war between France and Austria.
18. A) He sent surgeons to serve in the army.
B) He provided soldiers with medical supplies.
C) He recruited volunteers to care for the wounded.
D) He helped to flee the prisoners of war.
19. A) All men are created equal.
B) The wounded and dying should be treated for free.
C) A wounded soldier should surrender before he receives any medical treatment.
D) A suffering person is entitled to help regard/ess of race, religion or political beliefs.
20. A) To honor Swiss heroes who died in the war.
B) To show Switzerland was neutral.
C) To pay tribute to Switzerland.
D) To show gratitude to the Swiss government for its financial support.
Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
For years, doctors advised their patients that the only thing taking multivitamins does is give them expensive urine (尿). After all, true vitamin deficiencies are practically unheard of in industrialized countries. Now it seems those doctors may have been wrong. The results of a growing number of studies suggest that even a modest vitamin shortfall can be harmful to your health. Although proof of the benefits of multivitamins is still far from certain, the few dollars you spend on them is probably a good investment.
Or at least that's the argument put forward in the New England Journal of Medicine. Ideally, say Dr. Walter Willett and Dr. Meir Stampfer of Harvard, all vitamin supplements would be evaluated in scientifically rigorous clinical trials. But those studies can take a long time and often raise more questions than they answer. At some point, while researchers work on figuring out where the truth lies, it just makes sense to say the potential benefit outweighs the cost.
The best evidence to date concerns folate, one of the B vitamins. It's been proved to limit the number of defects in embryos (胚胎), and a recent trial found that folate in combination with vitamin B 12 and a form of B6 also decreases the re-blockage of arteries after surgical repair.
The news on vitamin E has been more mixed. Healthy folks who take 400 international units daily for at least two years appear somewhat less likely to develop heart disease. But when doctors give vitamin E to patients who already have heart disease, the vitamin doesn't seem to help. It may turn out that vitamin E plays a role in prevention but cannot undo serious damage.
Despite vitamin C's great popularity, consuming large amounts of it still has not been positively linked to any great benefit. The body quickly becomes saturated with C and simply excretes (排泄) any excess.
The multivitamins question boils down to this: Do you need to wait until all the evidence is in before you take them, or are you willing to accept that there's enough evidence that they don't hurt and could help?
If the latter, there's no need to go to extremes and buy the biggest horse pills or the most expensive bottles. Large doses can cause trouble, including excessive bleeding and nervous system problems.
part i listening comprehension (20 minutes)
directions: in this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. at the end of each
conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. both the conversation
and the question will be spoken only once. after each question there will be a pause.
during the pause, you must read the four choices marked a), b), c) and d), and
decide which is the best answer. then mark the corresponding letter on the answer
sheet with a single line through the center.
example: you will hear:
you will read:
a) 2 hours.
b) 3 hours.
c) 4 hours.
d) 5 hours.
from the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will start at 9
o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. therefore, d) “5 hours” is the
correct answer. you should choose [d] on the answer sheet and mark it with a single line through
sample answer [a] [b] [c] [d]
1. a) she met with thomas just a few days ago.
b) she can help with the orientation program.
c) she is not sure she can pass on the message.
d) she will certainly try to contact thomas.
2. a) set the dinner table.
b) change the light bulb
c) clean the dining room.
d) hold the ladder for him.
3. a) he’d like a piece of pie.
b) he’d like some coffee
c) he’d rather stay in the warm room.
d) he’s just had dinner with his friends.
4. a) he has managed to sell a number of cars.
b) he is contented with his current position.
c) he might get fired.
d) he has lost his job.
5. a) tony’s secretary.
b) paul’s girlfriend.
c) paul’s colleague.
d) tony’s wife.
6. a) he was fined for running a red light.
b) he was caught speeding on a fast lane.
c) he had to run quickly to get the ticket.
d) he made a wrong turn at the intersection.