一、1.Vocabulary and Structure
Part I Vocabulary and Structure
Directions: Each of the following sentences is provided with four choices. Choose the one that best completes the sentence. Then, mark your answer on the Answer Sheet.
0. What______ we are having these days!
B．lovely a weather
C．a lovely weather
1. The woods ______the city ______the sand.
2. Everyone tried to find an answer to the problem, but ______of them could do it.
3. Do you want______ cup of tea? No, thanks.
4. This box is______ that one.
A．twice big than
C．twice as big as
D．twice more big than
5. ______box cannot be lifted by a boy of five.
A．So a heavy
B．So heavy a
C．A such heavy
D．Such heavy a
6. The book is ______to be put into the envelope. You need a bigger one.
7. Helen wad born ______February 6th, 1970.
8. I don't like to sit______ his left; I prefer to sit the front now.
9. —It's so noisy upstairs. What are they doing? —They be having a party.
10. Let's visit. the bookstore in our way back home,______?
11. Don't forget ______this magazine to Lisa this afternoon.
12. When we heard this story, we couldn't help______.
13. I'm hungry. Please get me something______.
14. This film is worth ______twice.
D．to be seen
Part III Reading Comprehension
Directions: In this part there are four passages. Each passage is followed by a number of comprehension questions. Read the passages and choose the best answer to each question. Then, mark your answer by blackening the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet.
1.Washington Irving was America' s first man of letters to be known internationally. His works were received enthusiastically both in England and in the United States. He was, in fact, one of the most successful writers of his time in the country, and at the same time winning the admiration of fellow writers like Scott in Britain and Poe and Hawthorne in the United States. (76) The respect in which he was held partly owing to the man himself, with his warm friendliness, his good sense, his urbanity, his gay spirits, his artistic integrity, his love of both the Old World and the New. Thackeray described Irving as "a gentleman, who, though himself born in no very high sphere, was most finished, polished, witty; socially the equal of the most refined Europeans." (77) England he was granted an honorary degree from Oxford—an unusual honor for a citizen of a young, uncultured nation—and he received the medal of the Royal Society of Literature. America made him ambassador to Spain.
Irving's background provides little to explain his literary achievements. A gifted but delicate child, he had little schooling. He studied law, but without zeal, and never did practice seriously. He was immune to his strict Presbyterian home environment, frequenting both social gatherings and the theater.
The main point of the first paragraph is that Washington Irving was ______