A. Good luck” B. Good day C. Good time D. Good chance
35. Laura: “What a lovely house you have!”
A.Of course not, it’s not costly B. Thank you. Hope you will drop in
C. I think so D. No problem
In the western customs (1) _____ hands is the customary form of greeting, but in China a nod of the head or (2) _____ bow is sufficient. Hugging and kissing when greeting are uncommon. Business cards are often (3) _____ and yours should be printed in your own language and in Chinese. Also, it is more respectful to present your card or a gift or -any other article using (4) _____ hands. The Chinese are (5) _____ applauders. You may be greeted with group clapping, even by small children. When a person is applauded in this practice it is the custom for that person to return the applause or a "thank you." When walking in public places, direct eye (6) _____ .and staring is uncommon in the larger cities, especially in those areas accustomed to foreign visitors. (7) _____, in smaller communities, visitors may be the subject of much curiosity and therefore you may notice some stares. (8) _____ speaking, the Chinese are not a touch-oriented society, especially true for visitors. So, avoid (9) _____ or any prolonged form of body contact. Public displays of affection are very rare. On the other hand, you may note people of the same sex walking hand-in-hand, which is simply a gesture of friendship. Do not worry about a bit of pushing and shoving in stores or when groups board public buses or trains. In this case, (10) _____ are neither offered or expected. The Chinese will stand much closer than Westerners.
36. a. taking b. shaking c. grasping d. hugging
37. a. small b. bit c. slight d. light
38. a. exchanged b. changed c. transferred d. converted
39. a. pair b. couple c. double d. both
40. a. enthusiast b. enthusiastic c. enthusiasm d. enthusiastically
41. a. contact b. look c. stare d. watch
42. a. Moreover b. Furthermore c. However d. Whatever
43. a. Generally b. Successfully c. Fortunately d. Expectedly
Although most universities in the United States are on a semester system, which offers classes in the fall and spring, some schools observe a quarter system comprised of fall, winter, spring, and summer quarters. The academic year, September to June, is divided into three quarters of eleven weeks each beginning in September, January, and March: the summer quarter, June to August, is composed of shorter sessions of vary length.
There are several advantages and disadvantages to the quarter system. On the plus side, students who wish to complete their degrees in less than the customary four years may take advantage of the opportunity to study year round by enrolling in all four quarters. In addition, although most students begin their programs in the fall quarter, they may enter at the beginning of any other quarters. Finally, since the physical facilities are kept in operation year round, the resources are used effectively to serve the greatest number of students. But there are several disadvantages as well. Many faculty complain that eleven-week term is simply not enough for them to cover the material required by most college coursed. Students also find it difficult to complete the assignments in such a short period of time.
In order to combine the advantages of the quarter system with those of the semester system some colleges and universities have instituted a three-term trimester system. In fourteen weeks, faculty and students have more time to cover material and finish course requirements, but the additional term provides options for admission during the year and accelerates the degree programs for those students who wish to graduate early.
46. Which of the following would be the best title for this passage?
A. Universities in the United States C. The Quarter System
A. has eleven-week sessions C. gives students the opportunity to study year round
B. Isn’t very popular in the United States D. has two major sessions a year
48. How many terms are there in a quarter system?
A. Four regular terms and one summer term B. Three regular terms and one summer term
C. Two regular terms and two summer terms D. One regular term and four summer terms
49. When is the academic year?
A. September to August B. June to August C. August to June D. September to June
50. The word “ customary” in paragraph 2 could best be replaced by……………….
A. agreeable B. traditional C. length D. limited
51. When may students begin studying in a school that uses a quarter system?
A. September B. Summer semester only
C. at the beginning of any quarter D. at the beginning of the academic year
52. The word “them” in paragraph 2 refers to……………………..
A. faculty B. weeks C. courses D. material
53. The word “instituted” in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to……………………
A. established B. considered C. recommended D. attempted
54. Which of the following characteristics does NOT apply to trimesters?
A. They allow students to graduate early C. They are long enough to cover the course material
B. they provide more options for admission D. they last eleven weeks
55. Where would this passage most probably be found?
A. In a college catalog for a university in the United States
B. In a general guide to colleges and universities in the United States
C. In a American newspaper
D. In a dictionary published in the United States
Colors are one of the most exciting experiences in life. I love them, and they are just as important to me as emotions are. Have you ever wondered how the two are so intimately related?
Color directly affects your emotions. Color both reflects the current state of your emotions, and is something that you can use to improve or change your emotions. The color that you choose to wear either refects your current state of being, or reflects the color or emotion that you need.
The colors that you wear affect you much more than they affect the people around you. Of course they also affect anyone who comes in contract with you, but you are the one saturated with the color all day ! I even choose items around me based on their color. In the morning, I choose my clothes based on the color or emotion that I need for the day. So you can consciously use color to control the emotions that you are exposed to, which can help you to feel better.
Color, sound, and emotions are all vibrations. Emotions are literally energy in motion; they are meant to move and flow. This is the reason that real feelings are the fastest way to get your energy in motion. Also, flowing energy is exactly what creates healthy cells in your body. So, the fastest wau to be healthy is to be open to your real feelings. Alternately, the fastest way to create disease is to inhibit your emotions.
56. What is the main edea of the passage?
A. Colorful clothes can change your mood B. Emotions and colors are closely related to each other.
C. Colors can help you become healthy. D. Colors are one of the most exciting.
57. Which of the following can be affected by color?
A. Your need for thrills B. your friend's feelings C. your appetite D. your mood
58 Who is more influenced by colors you wear?
A. The people around you are more influenced B. neither A nor C C. You are more influenced D. Both A and C
59. According to the passage, what do color, sound, and emotion all have in common?
A. They all affect the cells of the body B. They are all forms of motion
C. They are all related to health D. none of the above
60. According to this passage, what creates disease?
A. wearing the color black B. exposing yourself to bright colors
C. being open to your emotions D. ignoring your emotions
61. The term "intimately" in paragraph 1 is closest in meaning to
A. clearly B. closely C. obviously D. simply
62. The term "they" in paragraph 3 refers to
A. emotions B. people C. colors D. none of the above
63. Why does the author mention that color and emotions are both vibrations?
A. to show how color can affect energy levels in the body. B. Because they both affect how we feel.
C. to prove the relationship between emotions and color. D. Because vibrations make you healthy.