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2012年同等学力人员申请硕士学位英语水平全国统一考试真题及解析

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同等学力人员申请硕士学位外国语(英语)水平全国统一考试2012年真题
         Paper One 试卷
             (90minutes)  
PartⅠ Dialogue Communication (10 minutes, 10 points, 1 for each)
Section A Dialogue Completion
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed by 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the answer that best suits the situation to complete the dialogue. Then mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.

1. A: Frank,where are the cookies? Don't tell me you ate them all!
  B: _______They were so good.
A. Yesforget it.    B. Yes I couldn't help it.
C. NoI'm sorry.    D. No don't be mad
 2. A: The train is delayed again.
  B: _____How long do we have to wait?
  A: About forty minutes.
A. What a pity!    
B. How annoying!
C. I'm sorry to hear that.
D. So far so good.
 3. A: When Lisa saw me at the mallshe didn't even say hello to me.
 B: I can’t understand why______.  I thought you were good friends.
A. you greeted her first
B.  B. she was also there at the time
C. she gave you the cold shoulder
D. you should have cared
 4. A: I used to make delicious pies, but this one tastes terrible.
 B: I think you're really      .
A. out of date
B. out of touch
C. out of hand
D. out of practice
 5. A: Dr. Smith, what's wrong with my father?
  B: Well, ______ considering his advanced age.
A. he's in pretty good shape          
B. B. don't ask me such a question
C. I have no idea                  
D. I have nothing to say for the moment
 
Section B   Dialogue Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short conversations between a man and a woman. At the end of each conversation there is a question followed by 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the best answer to the question from the 4 choices by marking the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
 
6. Woman: Bob if you weed the gardenI'll do the dishes.
  Man: It's a deal.
  Question: What does the man mean?
A. He agrees to the proposal. B. He rejects the idea.
C. He thinks it's unfair.  D. He stands to gain.
 7. Woman: Can I go skiing with you and your fiends this weekend?
 Man: The morethe merrier.
 Question: what does the man mean?
A. There are already too many people.
B. He can't promise the woman now.
C. The woman is welcome to join them.
D. The woman can come next time.
 8. Man: This suitcase cost me 200 dollars.
 Woman: 200 dollars for a piece of junk like that? That’s a rip-off!
 Question: What does the woman mean?
A. It's a bit expensive.            B. It's a real bargain.
C. It's not worth the price.          D: It's unexpected.
 9. Woman: The house seems in a bad shape.
 Man: Yes, we've decided to rebuild it from scratch……
 Question: What would the man probably do-to the house?
A. He would scratch the paint off its surface.
B. He would tear it down first.
C. He would make some repairs.
D. He would rebuild it by himself.
 10.Ted: I ate four hamburgers Mom.
   Mother: Wellyou've made a pig of yourself.
   Question: What do we learn from the conversation?
A. Pigs love hamburgers too.        B. Ted looks overweight.
C. The hamburgers were delicious.    D. Ted ate too many hamburgers.
 
Part II Vocabulary (20 minutes, 10 points, 0.5 for each) 
Section A
Directions:In this section, there are 10 sentences, each with one word or phrase underlined. Choose the one from the 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D that best keeps the meaning of the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
 
11. In his closing remarks the chairman expressed his thanks to all those who had contributed to the success of the conference.
A. comments   B. speech   C. criticism    D lecture
 12. Both Tom and his brother take after their father not only in appearance but also in character.
A. comments    B. speech    C. criticism    D. lecture
 13. The hurricane was incredibly devastating and left thousands homeless.
A. forceful    B .memorize   C .protect    D. observe
 14. Readers are required to comply with the rules of the library and mind their manners.
A. evaluate      B. memorize   C. protect   D. observe
 15. Economic factors aside, the imbalanced distribution of educational resources also affects fairness of education.
A .unjust     B .impartial     C. protect     D. observe
 16. Watching me pulling the calf awkwardly to the barn, the Irish milkmaid fought hard to hold back her laughter.
A. check     B. keep       C. stop       D. retain
 17. The government has called for an independent inquiry into the incident.
A. requirement    B. examination   C. analysis   D. investigation
 18. A great number of houses would have to be removed to make way for the new amusement park.
A. take the place of    B .give space for   C. build up   D. work out
 19. Drug use accounts for approximately three-quarters of all reported cased of HIV in the country.
A. possibly       B .roughly      C .generally     D. contained
 20 .For their own safety, household pets should be confined to their own yard.
A. tamed        B. regained       C. restricted     D .contained
 
Section B
Directions: In this section, there are 10 incomplete sentences. For each sentence there are 4 choices marked A, B, C, and D. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
 
21. By a strange_______, both candidates have come up with the same solution to the problem.
A. coincidence    B. Encounter     C. chance        D. overlap
22. The discussion was so prolonged and exhausting that ______the speakers stopped for refreshments.
A. at large        B .at intervals    C. at ease    D. at random
 23. Mr Tunick filed suit against the New York police department after city officials________ his request.
A. turned down   B. turned in   C. turned off   D. turned out
 24. The fire man had a _______escape when a staircase collapsed beneath his feet.
A. Close     B. Narrow      C. hard       D. near
 25. Many painters, rock singers, and dancers have distinct hair style, ________to their group.
A. particular     B. essential    C. special     D. peculiar
 26. That he brought the company big profits wouldn't ______ putting the company's money into his own pockets.
A. justify        B. clarify     C. testify   D. amplify
 27. We’re _______50 new staff this year as business grows.
A. taking over    B. taking in    C. taking on   D. taking up
 28. Is the theory of evolution direct _____ with religious teachings, or does it leave room for debate?
A .comparison   B. distinction   C. disturbance   D. contradiction
 29. Libraies are an investment for the future and should not be allowed to fall into______.
A. dissolution     B. decay     C. decline     D. depression
 30. A transplant operation is successful only doctors can prevent the body form rejecting the ______ organ.
A. borrowed     B. strange    C. novel       D. foreign
 
Part III  Reading Comprehension (45 minutes, 30 points, 1 for each)
Directions: There are 5 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by 6 questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best one and mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
 
Passage One
A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo(柔道) despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a terrible car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo masterand he was doing well. But he couldn't understand whyafter three months of trainingthe master had taught him only one move.
"Sir" the boy finally said"shouldn't I be learning more moves?"
“This the only move you knowbut this is the only move you'll ever need to know" the master replied.
Not quite understandingbut believing in his teacherthe boy kept training.
Several months laterthe master took the boy to his first tournament(锦标赛).
Surprising himselfthe boy easily won his first two matches. The third match
proved to be more difficultbut after some time his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy skillfully used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success the boy was now in the finals.
This timehis opponent was biggerstrongerand more experienced. For a whilethe boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee alled a time-out, He was about to stop the match when the judo master intervened.
"No," the judo master insisted"Let him continue."
Soon after the match resumedhis opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantlythe boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way homethe boy and his judo master reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.
"Sirhow did I win the tournament with only one move?"
"You won for two reasons," the master answered.
"Firstyou've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. Secondthe only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.”
 
31Why did the boy want to learn judo?
A. He wanted to get over the accident.
B. He wanted to make up for his disability.
C. He wanted to exercise his right arm.
D. The reason was not mentioned in the passage
 32. When a referee calls a "time-out”________.
A. the time has run out
B. the game stops for a short time
C. either side can claim victory
D. the game ends in a tie
 33. Why did the master insist on continuing the match? ________.
A. He didn't want to give the opponent an advantage.
B. The boy was confident of winning.
C. He had confidence in the boy's skill.
D. All he cared about was winning the final.
 34. What probably caused the defeat of the boy's opponent in the final? _______.
A. Over-confidence.             B. Impatience.
C. Inexperience.                   D.  Exhaustion.
 35. Why did the master teach the boy only that one move?
A. The boy could not do other moves with only one arm.
B. It was the only move the master knew well.
C. It was the move his opponent would not be good at.
D. His opponent would be helpless once he made that move.
 36. What does the passage mainly tell us
A. One can turn a weakness into an advantage.
B. It is very difficult to have a good teacher.
C. Even a disabled person can win a match.
D.  Practice makes perfect.
 
Passage Two
My five-year-old daughter knew exactly what she wanted for Christmas of 1977, and told me so. Yesshe still would like the pink-and-green plastic umbrellabookslong nightgownslippers-fine. But reallythere was only one thing that mattered: a Barbie Townhouse, with all the accessories.
This was a surprise. Rebecca was not a Ba

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