Section A Spot Dictation (10’)
8. posted bad news
9. its competitors did
10. even access E-mail and photos
Section B Note taking (5’)
1. This is an Education Report about Trying to Get More Students to Finish High School or How to Help Dropout Students Finish High School.
2. Many young people in the United States never finish high school. (Some researchers say about 15-20% of public school students do not complete their education, while many others believe the dropout rate has been around 30%.)
3. The lack of a high school education can also lead to other problems like job hunting becomes more difficult and more crimes occur.
4. Reasons include: Many are bored with their classes or feel disconnected from their school and teachers. Some students feel that educators place low expectations on them. Teen pregnancies also add to the dropout problem.
5. During the past 20 years, there have been efforts to increase graduation rates through education reforms or some programs. Experts suggest "early warning systems" to help young schoolchildren, with schools and parents more involved.
Part Two Reading Comprehension (20’)
Passage 1 16-20 A C B D C
1. Wal-Mart is prodded into paying higher wages although it’s defended.
2. not paying its female employees more
3. General Motors, Ford
5. attacking; blaming.
Part Three Translation (20’)
27. A college diploma has long been the key/ticket to a good job, but the deepest economic downturn/recession/slump in decades has destroyed/dampened the dreams of many U.S. college seniors. 1.6 million college degrees will be granted/awarded this year, a figure that has climbed steadily. Many seniors depart school with expectations of making it on their own and with hopes of repaying/paying off student loans that average $22,500. Many plan to go straight to graduate school and learn more knowledge/ strenghten their abilities while waiting for the recession to end, to some extend/ in some way accounting for /leading to a sharp increase/rise in applicants’ number/soar high.
Part Four Writing (25’)
Section A (10’)
28. Inviting someone to address a meeting
Dear Dr. Rodger:
The Foreign Languages College of Jiangxi Normal University would like to extend to you an invitation to be our guest speaker at the annual conference to be held at the meeting room at eight o’clock, Sunday morning, June the twenty-sixth, 2011.
As you know, this college is interested in the 20th century English literature. Since you are a celebrated/well-known expert in this academic field, we know your views will be extremely interesting to us.
You will receive further details later, but we would appreciate having your acceptance soon so we may complete our agenda.
Section B (15’)
29.Advantages and Disadvantages of Cell Phone(手机的利弊)
Nowadays, with the rapid
growth of IT industry, cell phone plays a dominant role in urban life.
But, like everything else, it has both favorable and unfavorable aspects.
Cell phone has brought people a lot of benefits. First, it's useful. As a wireless mobile phone, it's easy and handy wherever on
However, cell phone also has many disadvantages. To begin with, it's expensive to buy and costly to pay the bills, esp. that of global service. Another problem is that when people are having a meeting or class or at a concert etc, the ring of the cell phone may interrupt others. Additionally, sometimes it’s not as clear as a family telephone and sometimes, esp. in emergency, the line is bad/ the signal isn’t available in mountainous areas. Last but not least, it's alleged/allegedly/supposedly the microwaves/ electric wave radiations in it might do harm to people's health/ cause brain cancer to its users.
In my opinion, people should use
cellphone as little as possible and turn it off when they are attending