II. Grammar and Vocabulary

Section A

Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D.Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence.

25. You will see what great benefit the computers you own can be _____ every time we use them.

A. at B. of C. for D. on

26. The hungry children care so little about their meals that _____ will do so long as the food fills their stomachs.

A. nothing B. everything C. anything D. something

27. _____ all night in such cold weather caused her to suffer from a high fever and terrible cough.

A. Betty’s working B. Betty to work C. Betty worked D. Betty working

28. Our parents and teachers often tell us that we _____ be careful enough no matter what we do.

A. mustn’t B. shouldn’t C. can’t D. needn’t

29. As is reported, women with demanding jobs are almost _____ to suffer a heart attack.

A. twice likely as B. as likely twice C. likely twice as D. twice as likely

30. Since 1953 _____ people all over the world have succeeded in climbing the Himalayas.

A. hundred of B. several hundreds C. several hundreds of D. several hundred

31. He ______ as a mechanic for 10 years but now he turns businessman investing in the stock market.

A. has worked B. had worked C. worked D. was working

32. I have tried everything I can _____ him to stay, but without success, so I wish him good luck.

A. persuade B. persuading C. to be persuaded D. to persuade

33. Jackson knew he would surely get _____ if he went to work late again.

A. shouting at B. shouted at C. to shout at D. to be shouted at

34. Over the Huangpu River _______ four grand bridges in Shanghai so far.

A. have been built B. have built C. has been built D. built

35. Mankind must have in mind that it will be years, even centuries, _____ the environment recovers from the damage he makes to it.

A. that B. before C. when D. since

36. Is it the fact ____ he hasn’t turned in his research report?

A. whether B. that C. which D. why

37. The new CRH train between Beijing and Shanghai _____ speed has been limited to 300 km/h focuses more on the safety of the passengers.

A. whose B. where C. that D. which

38. _____ is known to us all is that the 30th Olympic Games will take place in 2012 in London.

A. As B. Which C. It D. What

39. _____ cell phones bring convenience to us in our daily life, they have also caused many social problems.

A. Because B. Whether C. While D. As

40. The problem of carbon emissions ______ in society now has aroused the public’s wide concern again.

A. to be discussed B. being discussedC. having discussed D. having been discussed 

Section B

Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need.

 99 Percent Occupy Wall Street

A month ago on September 17, a group of college students gathered in Zuccotti Park, a private plaza near Wall Street in New York, to show their anger to the US government. Now this anger has become a __41___ movement. People in New York City and across the US are __42___ their solidarity (团结) by organizing similar protests.

The “Occupy Wall Street” movement started as a way of showing frustration (沮丧) about high __43___ , corporate greed, social inequality and other issues. “The one thing we all have in common is that We Are The 99 % that will no longer stand the greed and corruption (腐败) of 1 %,” __44___ excitedly the website of the Seattle demonstrators.

Most protests have been peaceful, though a few have led to arrests. On October 1, for example, the New York group __45___ the Brooklyn Bridge road, and more than 700 people were arrested.

The protesters spent most of their time in the plaza, sleeping on airbeds and __46___ assemblies to discuss plans. They ate food that people gave them for free and ran their laptops from small generators (发电机).

The movement has gained the support of many unions, including the United Federation of Teachers and the Transport Workers Union Local 100. At a press __47___ on October 6, American President Barack Obama __48___ his support for the movement, saying that “it expresses the frustrations the American people feel.” “The American people understand that not everybody has been __49___ the rules, and Wall Street is an example of that,” he said.