i .phonetics (5 points)
1. a. nature?b. attitude?????c.catch????????d. balance
2. a. invite?b. pick????????c.electric????????d. dim
3. a. though?b. smooth?????c.these????????????d. leather
4. a. beast?b. season?????c.measure ?????????d. breathe
5. a. blouse?b. cousin?????c.round????????d. aloud
ii. situational dialogues (10 points)
li hua:?excuse m,?sir,?are you mr. john green from australia?
john green: oh,yes, i’m john green from australia trading company ltd.
li hua:?????6?????.?i’m li hua,the director of shijiazhuang import & export company.and?i?come?here specially to meet you.
john green: how do you?do, miss li.it’s very kind of?you to come here to meet us.
li hua:?how do you do??(they shake hands.)?and how many people are there in your party?
john green: yes, three people altogether. this is mr. burns and this is mr.jones.??????7 ?????.
li hua:welcome to shijiazhuang.is this your first trip to china?
john green: no.??????8???????but this is indeed our first trip to shijiazhuang. we take it our great?honor being invited by you to?visit your beautiful city.
li hua:?well,every city has something of its own. shijiazhuang, the capital city of?hebei?province,is one of the?beautiful?cities in northern china.????9 ????
john green: thank you. li hua. i’m sure?all of
us will have a wonderful time.
john green:?about a week.
li hua:good. we will have enough time for our business talks. and in the interval between talks,we’ll arrange a visit to the great wall
john green: wonderful! i must say nothing would please me more. thank you!
li hua:my pleasure. let’s go to the hotel now. this way please.
a. i’m sure you need a good rest after your long journey.
b. we visit china frequently.
c. allow me to introduce myself.
d. how long do you intend to stay?
e. both are our delegation members.
f. when will you leave for australia?
g and i hope all of you will have a pleasant stay here.
iii. reading ?(50 points)
surveys about freshman tell us why most students go to college: 88% want a “better chance?for a good job, ” and 81% want to be “rich and wealthy.
” however, most students today cannot?reach these goals. one careful study has discovered that the undergraduates are spending less time?in study -from about 25 hours per week in the early 1960s to below 15 hours today.
studying also leads to better college grades. to have better grades means higher chance.of?becoming “rich and wealthy.” one study of 20, 000 alumni (校友）15 years after their graduation?found the following results. those who were in the top third of the class earned a lot more than?those in the middle third. the middle third earned more than classmates in the bottom third. not?surprisingly, those whose grades were not good at college wished they had studied more in school.
whether students should study alone or with others is more complicated. if the teachers leave??problems for students to solve, group study is often helpful if students first try to study?by??themselves. but simply getting together with classmates without first studying alone seem bad for?learning. in choosing courses, many students prefer classes with a little homework and easy?grading. yet taking harder courses with longer readings and more papers helps to increase?learning.
in college, there will still be plenty of time for fun. once again, however, researchers find?that not all outside activities are good. in general, activities, such as participating in student?organizations and talking with classmates can be more fruitful.
last but not least, college is a wonderful place to have new interests, enrich your experience,?and set your goals. in doing so, you might think again about whether “being rich and wealthy”?should be your main reason for studying in college. according to several investigators, money?seekers are usually less satisfied with their lives. maybe they are more likely to neglect things that?are more important,?such as family, friends and work.
11. the majority of students go to college with the goal of ___________. ???
a. ?serving the country ?????b. earning much money
c. becoming famous ??????d. seeking fun
12. compared with the students in the early 1960s, today’s undergraduates spend ____ less on study.
?a. 15 ?????????????b. 25 ?????????????c. 10 ???????????d. 40
13. which of the following statements is not true?
a. grades do affect the chances of becoming rich.
b. those who got top grades in college wished they had studied harder
c. studying alone before getting together in a group can be helpful for students.
d. challenging courses can give the students more benefit than the easy ones.
14. which of the following activities is beneficial for college students?
a. watching tv.
b. playing with the computer.
c. serving in student organizations.
d. talking with online friends.
15. why do people who focus on making money feel less satisfied with life?
a. because they don’t have other hobbies.
b. because they are single-minded.
c. because they are lonely.
d. because they take less care of families and friends.