1. ---Have you heard the latest news? ---No, What ________?
A. is it B. is there C. are they D. are those
2. Some pre-school children go to a day care center, __________ they learn simple games and songs.
A. then B. there C. while D. where
3. Does this meal cost $50? I __________ something far better than this!
A. prefer B. expect C. suggest D. suppose
4. ---Can you read the sign, sir? No smoking allowed in the lift! ---__________________.
A. Never mind B. Don’t mention it C. Sure, I don’t smoke D. Pardon me
5．---The last one __________________ pays the meal.
A．arrived B．arrives C．to arrive D．arriving
6．---How’s your tour around the North Lake? Is it beautiful?
---It ________ be, but it is now heavily polluted.
A．will B．would C．should D．must
Part I Reading Comprehension (40%)
Directions: There are 3 passages in this section. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C), and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage.
Trials are taking place in North America and Europe to test an electronic device which will prevent children from watching unsuitable programs on television.
The device, known as a V-chip (the “v” stands for violence), allows parents to control their television set so that programs which are unsuitable for children cannot be watched on a particular television.
The V-chip works by using an electronic code. When a program is broadcast, the signal from the television transmitter carries a code, which indicates the level of sex and/or violence in a particular program. The V-chip inside the television then examines the code for each program and blocks transmission of those programs which contain certain codes.
Makers of the V-chip say that parents can be confident that their children will not be able to watch those programs which they decide are unsuitable.
V-chip technology has attracted a lot of interest. President Clinton passed a law last year which will require all new televisions to be fitted with V-chips by 1998. And the European Parliament（欧洲议会） has included the V-chip in its new Directive on Broadcasting.
Part I Reading Comprehension 40%
Directions: Read the following passages and choose the best answer to each of the questions following the passage.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following passage:
The good news about Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) is that it gives free medical help to everyone who needs it. Sick people don’t have to pay to see the doctor, or to stay in hospital, and they only pay part of the cost of their medicines. The bad news is that the NHS is always running out of money. The British government spends even less on health than the American government. And in the USA sick people also have to pay every time they see a doctor. The NHS has been admired and enjoyed by British people since 1946 when it started. The idea then was to look after people “from the cradle to the grave”. Free medicine was part of the “welfare state”, which gave free education to the young, money to the unemployed, and pensions to the old.
Slowly, as the years pass, problems have grown up. Governments are finding that the bills are getting bigger and bigger. In 1982, ￡14,000 million was spent on health. One reason for this is that there are many more old people now than there were in 1946. Forty percent of NHS money goes to looking after the old. Some people say that the NHS is a luxury Britain can not afford. They want to bring back more private medicine, for which people would pay. Free medicine, they say, should be given only to the poor. Other people, including many doctors, disagree. Everyone, they say, has the right to the same medical help. In a two-part system, the rich would always get the best. This would not be fair. People also disagree about how NHS money should be spent. Should ￡15,000 be spent on each heart transplant operation, when there are not enough beds for thousands of old people in pain? Should abortions be paid for by the NHS? Should more money be spent on the mentally ill? Shouldn’t doctors and nurses be better paid?