Ⅰ. Phonetics (10 points)


In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is different from the others in pronunciation. Mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

1.A. mark B. warm C. ward D. war

2.A. three B. those C. thank D. theatre

3.A. wind B. kind C. find D. mind

4.A. plant B. craft C. grasp D. at

5.A. now B. knowledge C. bow D. allow

6.A. says B. plays C. stays D. days

7.A. leave B. scream C. head D. lead

8.A. resemble B. resist C. resolve D. respect

9.A. fault B. daughter C. cause D. laugh

10.A. crew B. new C. few D. dew

Ⅱ. Vocabulary and Structure (40 points)


There are 40 incomplete sentences in this section. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose one answer that best completes the sentence and blacken the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.

11. Which is ______ country, the United States or Canada?

A. a larger B. larger C. the larger D. the largest

12. The silk feels ________.

A. soft B. softly C. softness D. softy

13. Two nuclear power stations _______ in the past ten years.

A. are built B. have been built C. would be built D. are building

14. They kept on ______ till they got to the foot of the hill.

A. to run B. running C. runing D. run

15. There is much work to do, _______?

A. isn’t it B. is there C. isn’t there D. is it

16. _______ as he is, he can’t understand the English film.

A. A student of English B. Though a student of English

C. Student of English D. Being a student of English