Part 1 Writing

Recent decades have seen the rapid development of information technology, and thereby E-books have wound their way into our daily life. Because of the wide and quick popularity of E-books, there has been an increasing controversy over the question of whether E-books will replace traditional books or not.

Many people hold the idea that it will not take long for E-books to replace traditional books because E-books have quite a few advantages over traditional ones. First, E-books are more accessible to readers, because the readers just need to log onto the internet and read online. Second, thanks to the advanced technology, the cost of E-books is much lower, so it takes readers far less money to buy E-books. Last but not the least, reading E-books has developed into part of our daily life, which is particularly appealing to young users, who are the body part of the users of electronic products.

As far as I’m concerned, it is not likely for E-books to replace traditional books for lots of reasons. For example, long time of reading E-books will do more harm to our eyes, and readers will find themselves more accessible to printed materials because computers and the internet haven’t yet been popularized to every corner of our life.


E-books, or electronic books, have the same information and need the same reading experience as the traditional books, which you actually hold in your hands. E-books have so many benefits that they will replace traditional books.

E-books can be created on a shoestring budget while the authors of traditional books will have to overcome a tough sales target before they even consider making a profit on the book. E-books are quicker to create because they could be written and published in as little as a week while the time span between starting a traditional book and writing it could take around a year or two. E-books are easier to target a wide market because they may be sold on the Internet to anyone with a credit card and an Internet connection in any place in the world, while with a traditional book it may be difficult to expand to new markets, since it will involve further significant costs on distribution and marketing.

To conclude, E-books are a very valuable tool that could be used as a profit centre, as a publishing tool or as a marketing tool. They have many advantages over the traditional books. E-books will replace traditional books.

Part 2 Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)
1. D) Scientists’ vision of the world in half a century.
2. B) may not come true
3. A) humans won’t have to donate organs for transplantation
4. C) live to 100 and more with vitality
5. C) alien life will likely be discovered
6. A ) might survive all catastrophes on earth
7. D) lost fingers and limbs will be able to regrow
8. artificial intelligence
9. weapons
10. religion

Part 3 Listening Comprehension

Section A
11. D) The man is a fan of world-famous football players.
12. D) Solve his problem by doing a part-time job.
13. C) A real nuisance.
14. A) The errors will be corrected soon.
15. B) He has to type his paper once more.
16. A) They might have to change their plan.
17. D) They are not late for a loan application.
18. C) The quality of air will surely change for the better.
19. B) Numerous varieties of food.
20. B) A world of antiques.
21. D) It generates 70% of the electricity it uses.
22. B) 30,000
23. C) Thinking about doing a different job.
24. A) She has finally got a promotion and a pay raise.
25. B) He changed his mind about marriage unexpectedly.

Section B

Passage 1
26. D) They are getting more popular as a means of water recreation.
27. A) Water scooter operators lack of experience.
28. B) They produce too much noise.
29. D) Enforce necessary regulations.

Passage 2
30. D) They are changing.
31. B) Not many of them stay in the same place for long.
32. C) Keep a friendly distance.

Passage 3
33. D) It may lead to a lack of properly educated workers.
34. B) It affects both junior and senior high schools.
35. C) Rewarding excellent academic performance.

Section C
36. survive
37. complicated
38. offenders
39. whereby
40. incurring
41. influence
42. serving
43. restore
44. The alternative to capital punishment is longer sentences. But they would certainly cost the tax payers much money.
45. that does not mean that person isn't guilty of the crime, or that he shouldn't pay society the debt he owes.
46. a large part of it in prison for acts that he committed while not in full control of his mind.

Part 4 Reading in Depth

Section A
47. causing a reaction
48. an emotional debate
49. The approval of every victim’s family
50. exploiting a national tragedy
51. raise awareness

Section B

Passage 1
52. B) Their currency has slumped.
53. C) They have to spend more money when buying imported goods.
54. D) They think of it as a good tourist destination.
55. C) They vacation at home rather than abroad.
56. A) The dollar’s value will not increase in the short term.

Passage 2
57. D) They care more about which college their children go to than the children themselves.
58. A) They want to increase their children’s chances of entering a prestigious college.
59. C) Kid’s actual abilities are more important than their college backgrounds.
60. B) Degrees of prestigious universities do not guarantee entry to graduate programs.
61. C) they experience more job dissatisfaction after graduation

Part 5 Cloze
62. A) soar
63. D) route
64. A) Of
65. A) import
66. A) offering
67. C) announced
68. D) Consistently
69. A) quotas
70. C) barely
71. D) abolished
72. C) initiative
73. B) but
74. D) version
75. A) because
76. B) automatic
77. D) dismissed
78. C) about
79. C) professionals
80. A) prospect
81. B) clearly

Part 6 Translation
82. We can say a lot of things about those who are devoted to poems in their whole lives (毕生致力于诗歌的人): they are passionate, impulsive and unique.
83. Mary couldn’t have received my letter, or she should have made a reply last week. (否则她上周就该回信了).
84. Nancy is supposed to have finished her chemistry experiment(做完化学实验) at least two weeks ago.
85. Never once has the old cet6w.com with each other (老两口相互争吵)since they were married 40 years ago.
86. The prosperity of a nation depends largely on (一个国家未来的繁荣在很大程度上有赖于) the quality of education.


Short Conversation

M: Good news! I am not going to have surgery after all. The doctor says I can start working out again soon and maybe play football like before in a few weeks.
W: That's terrific. It will be great if you could get back in shape in time for the world's cup.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

M: I really need to make some extra money. You know, I've practically spent my entire budget for this semester.
W: Why not check out the new cafeteria at Market Street. I think there are still a few opening suitable for seniors like you.
W: What does the woman suggest the man do?

M: I hear John left his cat in your care while he’s on vocation abroad. How are you getting along with it?
W: Well, it never comes when I call it. It spills its food and sheds all over the place. I can't wait till John gets back.
Q: How does the woman find the cat?

W: Hello, Professor White, I got my grade in the mail this morning, but I think there might be a mistake in my mark.
M: Yeah, I've got several calls, just like yours, there must be a problem with the computing system. It should be straightened out in a couple of hours.
Q: What does the man mean?

M: Professor Johnson, last night when I was putting the finishing touches on my paper, a computer failure completely wiped out my files. Do you think I could have another day to retype it?
W: I'm sorry Rod. I'm leaving for a conference tomorrow and I'll be away two weeks. I suppose you could send me an e-copy.
Q: Why does the man say he can't submit his assignment on time?

W: I just called the travel agency. It's all set. On June first, we are heading for the mountains, and we’ll be camping there for a whole week.
M: Have you checked the academic calendar? My classes aren’t over until the 8th.
Q: What does the man imply?

W: I thought there were still time for me to apply for a student loan, but someone just told me that the closing date was last Tuesday.
M: Are you sure? I thought we still had another month. Wait. I got a brochure right here. Last Tuesday was the opening date.
Q: What does the man imply?

W: Look at all the pollutants going into the air from those factories. Do you think they'll ever get that under control?
M: Now with the new laws in effect and social awareness increasing, we are sure to turn things around.
Q: What does the man mean?

Long conversations

Conversation One:

W: Tell me, Peter, what makes Harold’s so famous?
M: Well, it's the biggest department store in the UK, and its food hall and Egyptian hall are very famous. People come to Harold’s just to see them.
W: What is special about the food hall?
M: It sells many different kinds of food. For example, it has two hundred and fifty kinds of cheese from all over the world, more than 180 kinds of bread. Customers also love all the different kinds of chocolate. They buy a hundred tons every year.
W: That's amazing, and why is the Egyptian hall so famous?

M: Well, when people see it they feel they're in another world. It looks like an Egyptian building from 4000 years ago, and it sells beautiful objects. They are not 4000 years old, of course.
W: Is it true that Harold's produces it's own electricity?
M: Yes, it does. 70%, enough for a small town. To light the outside of the building we use 11,500 light bulbs.
W: Really, tell me, how many customers do you have on an average day? And how much do they spend?
M: About 30,000 people come on an average day. But during the sales, the number increases to 300,000 customers a day. How much do they spend? Well, on average, customers spend about 1.5 million pounds a day. The record for one day is 9 million pounds.

W: 9 million pounds in one day?
M: Yes, on the first day of the January sales.
W: Harold's says it sells everything to everybody everywhere, is that really true?
M: Oh, yes, of course. Absolutely everything.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

Question 19: What is the food hall of Harold's noted for?
Question 20: What does the Egyptian hall seem like to the customers?
Question 21: What may customers find surprising about Harold's.?
Question 22: About how many customers come to Harold's on an average day?

Conversation Two:

W: Hi, Kevin.
M: HI, Lora, long time no see. What have you been up to lately?
W: Not much I can assure you. And you?
M: Much the same except I do have some big news.
W: Come on, the suspense is killing me.

M: Not really, what have you been doing these past few weeks? The last time I saw you, you were looking for a new job.
W: Well that's not exactly true. I was thinking about changing jobs. Luckily, they offered me a new position in the accounting department.
M: A step up in the big business world.
W: I wouldn't exaggerate, but I'm pleased. I had been hoping to get promotion for a while, so when it finally came through I was relieved. Actually, that's why I was looking for a new job. I just didn't want to work there anymore if they weren't going to recognize my efforts.
M: Right, sometimes you can do your best and it seems like the others don't know you exist. I hope the money is better.

W: I got a cet6w.com. Now, enough about me. I'm dying to hear your news.
M: I'm getting married.
W: No, you said you'd never get married.
M: That was then, and this is now, you've got to meet Andrea. She is great.
W: This is all news to me. I didn't even know you were dating.

M: We weren't. We've just been dating for two weeks now.
W: And you are getting married?
M: I know. I can't help it. I just know she is the one.
W: Well, congratulations. That's fantastic.
M: Thanks, I'm glad to hear you feel that way.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

Question 23: What was the woman doing when the man last saw her?
Question 24: Why does the woman say she was relieved?
Question 25: Why is the woman surprised at the man's news?


Passage 1

Water scooters are water vehicles that look very much like motorcycles. Nowadays speedy colorful water scooters are gaining in popularity. They can travel anywhere a small boat can and are typically popular with young people. The rising popularity of the craft has raised a question of water scooter regulation. In this case, the argument for strict regulation is compelling. Water scooters are a particularly deadly form of water recreation. For example, two women were vacationing in Longboat Key. While they were floating on a rubber boat along the shore, a water scooter crashed into them and killed them. Also, water scooter operators have been killed and seriously injured in collisions with other watercraft. Others have been stranded at sea when their scooters either failed or sank far from shore. Many water scooter operators are inexperienced and ignorant of navigational rules, which increases the potential for accidents. The increasing popularity of the scooter has aggravated the problem, providing more water vehicles to compete for the same space. Crowded water ways are simply an open invitation to disaster. In addition to the inherent operational hazards of water scooters, they are proven to be an environmental nuisance. Beach residents complain of the noise of the scooters. The Pacific Whale Foundation on the west coast expressed the concern that the scooters are frightening away an endangered species of whale that migrates to Hawaii for breeding. Regulations, such as minimum operating age, restricted operating areas, and compulsory classes in water safety, are essential. Without such regulations, tragedies involving water scooters are sure to multiply, which makes many beaches unsafe for recreation.

Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

Question 26: What does the speaker say about water scooters?
Question 27: What is mentioned as one of the causes of water accidents?
Question 28: In what way are water scooters said to be an environmental nuisance?
Question 29: What does the speaker propose to ensure the safety of beaches for recreation?


47. causing a reaction
48. an emotional debate
49. the approval of every victim’s family
50. exploiting a national tragedy
51. raise awareness

52. B)
53. C)
54. D)
55. C)
56. A)


I am interested in criminal justice system of our country. It seems to me that something has to be done if we are to survive as a country. I certainly don't know what the answers to our problems are. Things certainly get complicated in a hurry when you get into them. But I wonder something could be done to deal with some of these problems. One thing I am concerned about is our practice of putting offenders in jail who haven't harmed anyone. Why not work out some system whereby they can pay back the debts they owe society instead of incuring another debt by going to prison and of course coming under the influence of hardened criminals.I am also concerned about the short prison sentences people are serving for serious crimes. of course one alternative to this is to restore capital punishment. but I am not sure I would be for that. I am not sure it's right to take an eye for an eye. The alternative to capital punishement is longer sentences. But they would certainly cost the tax payers much money. I also think we must do something about the insanity plea. In my opinion, anyone who takes another person's life intentionally is insane. however, that does not mean that person isn't guilty of the crime, or that he shouldn't pay society the debt he owes.It's said of course that the person may have to spend the rest of his life or a large part of it in prison for acts that he committed while not in full control of his mind.


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