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. After a series of unsuccessful attempts, he has finally passed the test ______entering his dream company.
A. in B. of C. for D. to

26. The customer didn’t choose ______ of the ties and went away without looking at a third one.
A. neither B. any C. all D. either

27. One of the few things you ______say about English people with certainty is that they talk a lot about the weather.
A. need B. must C. can D. should

28. In the center of the lake are two islands, one of which is ______, if not larger than, the other.
A. twice as large B. as twice large
C. twice as large as D. as twice large as

29. The company promised to pay some money for the customers purchasing their shoddy(伪劣的) goods and ______ an apology in public.
A. making B. make C. to make D. made

30. It even leaves the scientists in wonder _____ they should call the newly-born creature, which looks half-human and half-animal.
A. that B. why C. what D. how

31. Something as simple as______ thoughts openly can make a powerful difference to one’s health.
A. to share B. sharing C. share D. shared

32. No conclusion ______about whether to tear down the old buildings for a theme park until several discussions have been made.
A. will be reached B. is reached C. is being reached D. had been reached

33. “Ungelivable” is so new an English word coined on the Internet ______ is forbidden to appear in official media or documents at present.
A. that B. which C. it D. as

34. ______after the race that he didn’t know what to say before so many reporters.
A. So excited the champion was B. So excited was the champion
C. So excited the champion felt D. So excited felt the champion

35. The Internet gives people the chance to have the information ______to them quickly and cheaply.
A. deliver B. delivering C. delivered D. to deliver

36. The speech the minister made on TV ______ the education reform made both teachers and students excited.
A. being concerned B. to concern C. concerned D. concerning

37. Many experts stick to the view ______teacher development is the key to the education quality.
A. which B. what C. that D. where

38. ______seems to be no possibility that the student majoring in liberal-arts can win the first prize in the100-meter race.
A. What B. There C. That D. Whether

39. ______ not to drive after drinking, some drivers are still trying their luck, which is really dangerous.
A. Being reminded B. To remind
C. Having reminded D. Reminded

40. Man must keep in mind that it will be years ______ the earth recovers from the damage he makes to it.
A. when B. before C. since D. until

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.

A. ignored B. coincidentally C. immoral D. modest E. published
F. instances G. instincts H. change I. simply J. announced

Money is the root of all evil– and new study claims there may be some truth behind the saying. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, US,__41___ on February 27 that rich people are more likely to do__42___ things, such as lie or cheat, than poorer people. The scientists did a series of eight experiments.

They__43___ their findings online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
They carried out the first two experiments from the sidewalk near Berkeley. They noted that drivers of newer and more expensive cars were more likely to cut off other cars and pedestrians at crosswalks. Nearly 45 percent of people driving expensive cars__44___ a pedestrian compared with only 30 percent of people driving more __45___ cars.

In another experiment, a group of college students was asked if they would do unethical(不道德的) things in various everyday situations and__46___ included taking printer paper from work and not telling a salesperson when he or she gave back more__47___ . Students from higher-class families were more likely to act dishonestly.
According to the scientists, rich people often think money can get them out of trouble. This makes them less afraid to take risks. It also means they care less about other people’s feelings.

Finally, it__48___ makes them greedier . “Higher wealth status seems to make you want even more, and that increased want leads you to bend the rules or break the rules to serve your self-interest,” said Paul Piff, lead scientist of the study.

Piff pointed out that the findings don’t mean that all rich people are untrustworthy or all poor people honest. He said the experiments were to show how people living in different social situations express their__49___ and values in different ways.