Part One Vocabulary and Structure
There are ten incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A， B， C and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
1. Many newcomers complain of the rapid _________ of life in Hong Kong.
A. rate B. pace C. speed D. growth
答案B.pace of life意为“生活节奏”；rate意为“比率，速率”；speed意为“速度”；growth意为“发育，成长”。
2. To one's boss， an employee should dress neatly， be ________ and show interest in the job.
A. instant B. timely C. punctual D. quick
3. The girl will not become a nurse because she will faint at the __________ of blood.
A. vision B. eyes C. sight D. view
答案C.at the sight of意为“看见”；view意为“眼界，视野”；vision是指人的视力或视野，引申为梦幻景象。
4. The government_________ regulations that put this old city under protection.
A. published B. issued C. discharged D. released
5. Unexpectedly the light __________ and we were left in darkness.
A. bum out B. put out C. turned out D. went out
答案D.burn out意为“烧光，烧完”；put out意为“熄灭，扑灭”；turn out意为“关掉，熄灭”；go out意为“熄灭，停止运行”。
6. After a whole day's heavy work， the old worker returned home，_________ .
A. hungry and felt exhausting
B. hunger and exhausted
C. hungry and exhausted
D. hungry and having been exhausted
7. The last half of the nineteenth century __________ the steady improvement in the means of travel.
A. has witnessed B. was witnessed
C. witnessed D. is witnessed
8. She ___________ in the feet on her way home from work.
A. was hurting B. is hurt C. hurts D. got hurt
9. Without computers， we ______ the tremendous medical advancement in the last few decades.
A. would not make B. will not have made
C. could not make D. couldn't have made
10. ___________ that Susan hadn't dared to make a sound.
A. So was he absorbed B. So absorbed he was
C. So absorbed was he D. So he was absorbed
Part Two Reading Comprehension
In this part there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements， each with four suggested answers. Choose the one that you think is the best answer. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET by drawing with a pencil a short bar across the corresponding letter in the brackets.
Questions 11—15 are based on the following passage：
Some psychologists maintain that mental acts such as thinking are not performed in the brain alone， but that one's muscles also participate. It may be said that we think with our muscles in somewhat the same way that we listen to music with our bodies.
You surely are not surprised to be told that you usually listen to music not only with your ears but with your whole body. Few people can listen to music that is more or less familiar without moving their body or more specifically， some part of their body. Often when one listens to a symphonic concert on the radio， he is tempted to direct the orchestra even though he knows there is a competent conductor on the job.
Strange as this behavior may be， there is a very good reason for it. One cannot derive all possible enjoyment from music unless he participates， so to speak， in its performance. The listener “feels” himself into the music with more or less noticeable motions of his body.
The muscles of the body actually participate in the mental process of thinking in the same way， but this participation is less obvious because it is less noticeable.
11. Some psychologists maintain that thinking is __________.
A. not a mental process
B. more of a physical process than a mental action
C. a process that involves our entire bodies
D. a process that involves the muscles as well as the brain
答案D.本题考点在文章第一句中的mental acts such as thinking are not performed in the brain alone， but that one's muscles also participate.原文中的not…alone， but…相当于考题里的as well as，所以考生对意思相似相近的表达要清楚。
12. Few people are able to listen to familiar music without __________.
A. moving some part of their body
B. stopping what they are doing to listen
C. directing the orchestra playing it
D. wishing that they could conduct music properly
答案A.本题的依据句是第二段中的第二个句子Few people can listen to music that is more or less familiar without moving their body or more specifically， some part of their body.
13. Body movements are necessary in order for the listener to _____________.
A. hear the music B. appreciate the music
C. enjoy the music fully D. completely understand the music
答案C.本题依据关键在第三段第二句中的derive all possible enjoyment from music，这与试题中的enjoy the music fully意思相当。
14. According to the selection， muscle participation in the process of thinking is ______.
A. deliberate B. obvious
C. not readily apparent D. very pronounced
答案C.本题的依据是短文中的最后一句，关键部分是this participation is less obvious，这与选项C、not readily apparent意思相当。
15. The best title for this selection is ____________.
A. An Ear for Music
B. Music Appreciation
C. How Muscles Participate in Mental Acts
D. A Psychological Definition of the Thinking Process
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