Section I Use of English
Read the following text. Choose the best word(s) for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on ANSWER SHEET 1. (10 points)
Millions of Americans and foreigners see G.I.Joe as a mindless war toy, the symbol of American military adventurism, but that’s not how it used to be. To the men and women who __1__in World War II and the people they liberated, the G.I. was the__2__man grown into hero ,the pool farm kid torn away from his home ,the guy who__3__all the burdens of battle ,who slept in cold foxholes, who went without the __4__ of food and shelter ,who stuck it out and drove back the Nazi reign of murder .this was not a volunteer soldier ,not someone well paid , __5__an average guy , up__6__the best trained, best equipped, fiercest, most brutal enemies seen in centuries.
His name is not much. G. I. is just a military abbreviation __7__Government Issue ,and it was on all of the article __8__ to soldiers .And Joe? A common name for a guy who never__9__it to the top .Joe Blow ,Joe Maraca …a working class name. The United States has __10__ had a president or vice president or secretary of state Joe.
GI .Joe had a __11__career fighting German, Japanese, and Korean troops. He appears as a character, or a __12__ of American personalities, in the 1945 movie The Story of G.I. Joe, based on the last days of war correspondent Ernie Pyle. Some of the soldiers Pyle__13__portrayed themselves in the film. Pyle was famous for covering the__14__side of the war, writing about the dirt-snow -and-mud soldiers, not how many miles were __15__ or what towns were captured or liberated, His reports __16__ the “willie” cartoons of famed Stars and Stripes artist Bill Maul-den. Both men__17__the dirt and exhaustion of war, the __18__ of civilization that the soldiers shared with each other and the civilians: coffee, tobacco, whiskey, shelter, sleep. __19__ Egypt, France, and a dozen more countries, G.I. Joe was any American soldier, __20__ the most important person in their lives.
1.[A] performed [B]served [C]rebelled [D]betrayed
2.[A] actual [B]common [C]special [D]normal
3.[A]bore [B]eased [C]removed [D]loaded
4.[A]necessities [B]facilities [C]commodities [D]properties
5.[A]and [B]nor [C]but [D]hence
6.[A]for [B]into [C] form [D]against
7.[A]meaning [B]implying [C]symbolizing [D]claiming
8.[A]handed out [B]turn over [C]brought back [D]passed down
9.[A]pushed [B]got [C]made [D]managed
10.[A]ever [B]never [C]either [D]neither
11.[A]disguised [B]disturbed [C]disputed [D]distinguished
12.[A]company [B]collection [C]community [D]colony
13.[A]employed [B]appointed [C]interviewed [D]questioned
14.[A]ethical [B]military [ [C]political [D]human
15.[A]ruined [B]commuted [C]patrolled [D]gained
16.[A]paralleled [B]counteracted [C]duplicated [D]contradicted
17.[A]neglected [B]avoided [C]emphasized [D]admired
18.[A]stages [B]illusions [C]fragments [D]advances
19.[A]With [B]To [C]Among [D]Beyond
20.[A]on the contrary [B] by this means [C]from the outset [D]at that point
Section II Reading Comprehension
Directions: Read the following four texts. Answer the questions below each text by choosing A, B, C or D. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEET 1. (40 points)
Homework has never been terribly popular with students and even many parents, but in recent years it has been particularly scorned. School districts across the country, most recently Los Angeles Unified, are revising their thinking on his educational ritual. Unfortunately, L.A. Unified has produced an inflexible policy which mandates that with the exception of some advanced courses, homework may no longer count for more than 10% of a student’s academic grade.
This rule is meant to address the difficulty that students from impoverished or chaotic homes might have in completing their homework. But the policy is unclear and contradictory. Certainly, no homework should be assigned that students cannot do without expensive equipment. But if the district is essentially giving a pass to students who do not do their homework because of complicated family lives, it is going riskily close to the implication that standards need to be lowered for poor children.
District administrators say that homework will still be a part of schooling; teachers are allowed to assign as much of it as they want. But with homework counting for no more than 10% of their grades, students can easily skip half their homework and see very little difference on their report cards. Some students might do well on state tests without completing their homework, but what about the students who performed well on the tests and did their homework? It is quite possible that the homework helped. Yet rather than empowering teachers to find what works best for their students, the policy imposes a flat, across-the-board rule.
At the same time, the policy addresses none of the truly thorny questions about homework. If the district finds homework to be unimportant to its students’ academic achievement, it should move to reduce or eliminate the assignments, not make them count for almost nothing. Conversely, if homework matters,it should account for a significant portion of the grade.Meanwhile,this policy does nothing to ensure that the homework students receive is meaningful or appropriate to their age and subject ,or that teachers are not assigning more than they are willing to review and correct.
The homework rules should be put on hold while the school board, which is responsible for setting educational policy, looks into the matter and conducts public hearings. It is not too late for L.A. Unified to do homework right.
21. It is implied in paragraph 1 that nowadays homework_____.
[A] is receiving more criticism [B]is no longer an educational ritual
[C]is not required for advanced courses [D]is gaining more preferences
22. L.A.Unified has made the rule about homework mainly because poor students_____.
[A]tend to have moderate expectations for their education
[B]have asked for a different educational standard
[C]may have problems finishing their homework
[D]have voiced their complaints about homework
23. According to Paragraph 3, one problem with the policy is that it may____.
[A]discourage students from doing homework [B]result in students' indifference to their report cards
[C]undermine the authority of state tests [D]restrict teachers' power in education
24. As mentioned in Paragraph 4, a key question unanswered about homework is whether_____.
[A] it should be eliminated [B]it counts much in schooling
[C]it places extra burdens on teachers [D]it is important for grades
25. A suitable title for this text could be______.
[A]Wrong Interpretation of an Educational Policy [B]A Welcomed Policy for Poor Students
[C]Thorny Questions about Homework [D]A Faulty Approach to Homework
Pretty in pink: adult women do not remember being so obsessed with the color, yet it is pervasive in our young girls’ lives. It is not that pink is intrinsically bad, but it is such a tiny slice of the rainbow and, though it may celebrate girlhood in one way, it also repeatedly and firmly fuses girls’ identity to appearance. Then it presents that connection, even among two-year-olds, between girls as not only innocent but as evidence of innocence. Looking around, I despaired at the singular lack of imagination about girls’ lives and interests.
Girls’ attraction to pink may seem unavoidable, somehow encoded in their DNA, but according to Jo Paoletti, an associate professor of American Studies, it is not. Children were not color-coded at all until the early 20th century: In the era before domestic washing machines all babies wore white as a practical matter, since the only way of getting clothes clean was to boil them. What’s more, both boys and girls wore what were thought of as gender-neutral dresses. When nursery colors were introduced, pink was actually considered the more masculine color, a pastel version of red, which was associated with strength. Blue, with its intimations of the Virgin Mary, constancy and faithfulness, symbolized femininity. It was not until the mid-1980s, when amplifying age and sex differences became a dominant children’s marketing strategy, that pink fully came into its own, when it began to seem inherently attractive to girls, part of what defined them as female, at least for the first few critical years.
I had not realized how profoundly marketing trends dictated our perception of what is natural to kids, including our core beliefs about their psychological development. Take the toddler. I assumed that phase was something experts developed after years of research into children’s behavior: wrong. Turns out, according to Daniel Cook, a historian of childhood consumerism, it was popularized as a marketing trick by clothing manufacturers in the 1930s.
Trade publications counseled department stores that, in order to increase sales, they should create a “third stepping stone” between infant wear and older kids’ clothes. It was only after “toddler” became a common shoppers’ term that it evolved into a broadly accepted developmental stage. Splitting kids, or adults, into ever-tinier categories has proved a sure-fire way to boost profits. And one of the easiest ways to segment a market is to magnify gender differences - or invent them where they did not previously exist.
26. By saying "it is...the rainbow"(Line 3, Para.1),the author means pink______.
[A]should not be the sole representation of girlhood
[B]should not be associated with girls' innocence
[C]cannot explain girls' lack of imagination
[D]cannot influence girls' lives and interests
27.According to Paragraph 2, which of the following is true of colors？
[A]Colors are encoded in girls' DNA.
[B]Blue used to be regarded as the color for girls.
[C]Pink used to be a neutral color in symbolizing genders.
[D]White is preferred by babies.
28. The author suggests that our perception of children's psychological development was much influenced by_____.
[A]the marketing of products for children [B]the observation of children's nature
[C]researches into children's behavior [D]studies of childhood consumption
29. We may learn from Paragraph 4 that department stores were advised to_____.
[A]focus on infant wear and older kids' clothes [B]attach equal importance to different genders
[C]classify consumers into smaller groups [D]create some common shoppers' terms
30. It can be concluded that girls' attraction to pink seems to be____.
[A] clearly explained by their inborn tendency [B] fully understood by clothing manufacturers
[C] mainly imposed by profit-driven businessmen [D]well interpreted by psychological experts
In 2010, a federal judge shook America's biotech industry to its core. Companies had won patents for isolated
DNA for decades---by 2005 some 20% of human genes were parented. But in March 2010 a judge ruled that genes
were unpatentable. Executives were violently agitated. The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), a trade group, assured members that this was just a “preliminary step” in a longer battle.
On July 29th they were relieved, at least temporarily. A federal appeals court overturned the prior decision, ruling that Myriad Genetics could indeed hold patents to two genes that help forecast a woman's risk of breast cancer. The chief executive of Myriad, a company in Utah, said the ruling was a blessing to firms and patients alike.
But as companies continue their attempts at personalized medicine, the courts will remain rather busy. The Myriad case itself is probably not over Critics make three main arguments against gene patents: a gene is a product of nature, so it may not be patented; gene patents suppress innovation rather than reward it; and patents' monopolies restrict access to genetic tests such as Myriad's. A growing number seem to agree. Last year a federal task-force urged reform for patents related to genetic tests. In October the Department of Justice filed a brief in the Myriad case, arguing that an isolated DNA molecule “is no less a product of nature... than are cotton fibers that have been separated from cotton seeds.”
Despite the appeals court's decision, big questions remain unanswered. For example, it is unclear whether the sequencing of a whole genome violates the patents of individual genes within it. The case may yet reach the Supreme Court.
AS the industry advances, however, other suits may have an even greater impact. Companies are unlikely to file many more patents for human DNA molecules---most are already patented or in the public domain .Firms are now studying how genes interact, looking for correlations that might be used to determine the causes of disease or predict a drug’s efficacy,.Companies are eager to win patents for “connecting the dots”, explains Hans Sauer, a lawyer for the BIO.
Their success may be determined by a suit related to this issue, brought by the Mayo Clinic, which the Supreme Court will hear in its next term. The BIO recently held a convention which included sessions to coach lawyers on the shifting landscape for patents. Each meeting was packed.
31. It can be learned from paragraph I that the biotech companies would like____.
[A]their executives to be active [B]judges to rule out gene patenting
[C]genes to be patentable [D]the BIO to issue a warning
32. Those who are against gene patents believe that____.
[A]genetic tests are not reliable [B]only man-made products are patentable
[C]patents on genes depend much on innovation [D]courts should restrict access to gene tic tests
33. According to Hans Sauer, companies are eager to win patents for____.
[A]establishing disease correlations [B]discovering gene interactions
[C]drawing pictures of genes [D]identifying human DNA
34. By saying “each meeting was packed” (line4, para6) the author means that ____.
[A]the Supreme Court was authoritative [B]the BIO was a powerful organization
[C]gene patenting was a great concern [D]lawyers were keen to attend conventions
35. Generally speaking, the author’s attitude toward gene patenting is____.
[A]critical [B]supportive [C]scornful [D]objective
The great recession may be over, but this era of high joblessness is probably beginning. Before it ends, it will likely change the life course and character of a generation of young adults. And ultimately, it is likely to reshape our politics, our culture, and the character of our society for years.
No one tries harder than the jobless to find silver linings in this national economic disaster. Many said that unemployment, while extremely painful, had improved them in some ways; they had become less materialistic and more financially prudent; they were more aware of the struggles of others. In limited respects, perhaps the recession will leave society better off. At the very least, it has awoken us from our national fever dream of easy riches and bigger houses, and put a necessary end to an era of reckless personal spending.
But for the most part, these benefits seem thin, uncertain, and far off. In The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth, the economic historian Benjamin Friedman argues that both inside and outside the U.S. ,lengthy periods of economic stagnation or decline have almost always left society more mean-spirited and less inclusive, and have usually stopped or reversed the advance of rights and freedoms. Anti-immigrant sentiment typically increases, as does conflict between races and classes.
Income inequality usually falls during a recession, but it has not shrunk in this one,. Indeed, this period of economic weakness may reinforce class divides, and decrease opportunities to cross them--- especially for young people. The research of Till Von Wachter, the economist in Columbia University, suggests that not all people graduating into a recession see their life chances dimmed: those with degrees from elite universities catch up fairly quickly to where they otherwise would have been if they had graduated in better times; it is the masses beneath them that are left behind.
In the internet age, it is particularly easy to see the resentment that has always been hidden within American society. More difficult, in the moment, is discerning precisely how these lean times are affecting society’s character. In many respects, the U.S. was more socially tolerant entering this recession than at any time in its history, and a variety of national polls on social conflict since then have shown mixed results. We will have to wait and see exactly how these hard times will reshape our social fabric. But they certainly will reshape it, and all the more so the longer they extend.
36.By saying “to find silver linings”（Line 1,Para.2）the author suggest that the jobless try to___.
[A]seek subsidies from the government [B]explore reasons for the unemployment
[C]make profits from the troubled economy [D]look on the bright side of the recession
37. According to Paragraph 2,the recession has made people_____.
[A]realize the national dream [B]struggle against each other
[C]challenge their lifestyle [D]reconsider their lifestyle
38. Benjamin Friedman believed that economic recessions may_____.
[A]impose a heavier burden on immigrants [B]bring out more evils of human nature
[C]Promote the advance of rights and freedoms [D]ease conflicts between races and classes
39. The research of Till Von Wachther suggests that in recession graduates from elite universities tend to _____.
[A]lag behind the others due to decreased opportunities
[B]catch up quickly with experienced employees
[C]see their life chances as dimmed as the others’
[D]recover more quickly than the others
40. The author thinks that the influence of hard times on society is____.
[A]certain [B]positive [C]trivial [D]destructive
Directions: Read the following text and answer the questions by finding information from the left column that corresponds to each of the marked details given in the right column. There are two extra choices in the right column. Mark your answers on ANSWER SHEERT 1. (10 points)
“Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at bottom the History of the Great Men who have worked here,” wrote the Victorian sage Thomas Carlyle. Well, not any more it is not.
Suddenly, Britain looks to have fallen out with its favorite historical form. This could be no more than a passing literary craze, but it also points to a broader truth about how we now approach the past: less concerned with learning from forefathers and more interested in feeling their pain. Today, we want empathy, not inspiration.
From the earliest days of the Renaissance, the writing of history meant recounting the exemplary lives of great men. In 1337, Petrarch began work on his rambling writing De Viris Illustribus - On Famous Men, highlighting the virtus (or virtue) of classical heroes. Petrarch celebrated their greatness in conquering fortune and rising to the top. This was the biographical tradition which Niccolo Machiavelli turned on its head. In The Prince, the championed cunning, ruthlessness, and boldness, rather than virtue, mercy and justice, as the skills of successful leaders.
Over time, the attributes of greatness shifted. The Romantics commemorated the leading painters and authors of their day, stressing the uniqueness of the artist's personal experience rather than public glory. By contrast, the Victorian author Samuel Smiles wrote Self-Help as a catalogue of the worthy lives of engineers, industrialists and explores. "The valuable examples which they furnish of the power of self-help, of patient purpose, resolute working and steadfast integrity, issuing in the formulation of truly noble and manly character, exhibit," wrote Smiles. "What it is in the power of each to accomplish for himself" His biographies of James Walt, Richard Arkwright and Josiah Wedgwood were held up as beacons to guide the working man through his difficult life.
This was all a bit bourgeois for Thomas Carlyle, who focused his biographies on the truly heroic lives of Martin Luther, Oliver Cromwell and Napoleon Bonaparte. These epochal figures represented lives hard to imitate, but to be acknowledged as possessing higher authority than mere mortals.
Not everyone was convinced by such bombast.”The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,”wrote Marx and Engel in The Communist Manifesto. For them, history did nothing; it possessed no immense wealth nor waged battles: “It is man, real, living man who does all that.” And history should be the story of the masses and their record of struggle. As such, it needed to appreciate the economic realities, the social contexts and power relations in which each epoch stood. For:“Men make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly found, given and transmitted from the past.”
This was the tradition which revolutionized our appreciation of the past. In place of Thomas Carlyle, Britain nurtured Christopher Hill, EP Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm. History from below stood alongside biographies of great men. Whole new realms of understanding - from gender to race to cultural studies - were opened up as scholars unpicked the multiplicity of lost societies. And it transformed public history too: downstairs became just as fascinating as upstairs.
[A] emphasized the virtue of classical heroes
[B] highlighted the public glory of the leading artists
[C] focused on epochal figures whose lives were hard to imitate
43. Samuel Smiles
[D] opened up new realms of understanding the great men in history
44. Thomas Carlyle
[E] held that history should be the story of the masses and their record of struggle
45. Marx and Engels
[F] dismissed virtue as unnecessary for success leaders
[G]depicted the worthy lives of engineer industrialists and explorers
Section III Translation
46. Directions: Translate the following text from English into Chinese. Write your translation on ANSWER
When people in developing countries worry about migration, they are usually concerned at the prospect of their
best and brightest departure to Silicon Valley or to hospitals and universities in the developed world .These are the kind of workers that countries like Britain ,Canada and Australia try to attract by using immigration rules that privilege college graduates .
Lots of studies have found that well-educated people from developing countries are particularly likely to emigrate .A big survey of Indian households in 2004 found that nearly 40% of emigrants had more than a high-school education, compared with around 3.3% of all Indians over the age of 25.This "brain drain "has long bothered policymakers in poor countries ,They fear that it hurts their economies ,depriving them of much-needed skilled workers who could have taught at their universities ,worked in their hospitals and come up with clever new products for their factories to make .
Section IV Writing
Suppose you have found something wrong with the electronic dictionary that you bought from an online store the other day, Write an email to the customer service center to
1) make a complaint and
2) demand a prompt solution
You should write about 100words on ANSERE SHEET 2
Do not sign your own name at the end of the letter, Use "Zhang Wei "instead.
48. write an essay based on the following table .In your writing you should
1) describe the table ,and
2) give your comments
You should write at least 150 words (15points)
【解析】这道题主要考查介词的搭配。根据up______(the best trained, best equipped, fiercest, most brutal).enemies可以知道是起来反抗敌人，所以选D选项against。
【解析】GI.在军事上是Government Issue 的缩略语，所以，GL.这个符号就是象征着这个全称Government Issue。选C。
【解析】该句意思为，GI.这个符号出现在给士兵分发的所有物品上，hand out “分发，发放”符合题意。Turn over “移交”，bring back“带回”，pass down“传承，一代一代传下来”在句意上都说不通。
【解析】本题考察词汇辨析。空所在的语境为:GI .Joe有_ _ 的军旅生涯，曾和德国，美国以及韩国的军队作战。由此语境确定选D，其他几项均不符合题意。
【解析】本题考察词汇辨析。空所在语境为：Pyle _ _ 的士兵也本色出演了该片。结合上句对Ernie Pyle的介绍，可知为一战地记者（war correspondent），确定答案C
【解析】本题考察词汇辨析。ruined意为“破坏”；commuted意为“通勤，经常往来于..”； patrolled意为“巡逻”；gained意为“获得，达到”。本句应表达: Pyle并不关注士兵行军多少里,或是占领或解放了多少地方。gain在这里是指士兵行军达到多少公里。
【解析】本题考察词汇辨析。空所在语境为：他的报导与Bill Maulden的是_____的。紧接的一句话揭示了本题的答案，两者都（Both men）。由此可确定两人的报导应是类似的。因而，选A。“counteracted ”表示“抵制,中和,对抗 ”，duplicated表示“ 复制,重复”，“ contradicted”表示“反驳，与 ... 矛盾”。
【解析】本题考察介词的用法。空所在语境为：_ _ 印度，法国，以及其他国家，G.I. Joe可以是任何美国士兵。结合文章表达，应是对于这些人而言。因而，确定答案B。
【解析】本题考察逻辑搭配。空所在语境为：G.I. Joe是他们生命中最重要的人。原题四个选项分别表示on the contrary“ 正相反”； [B] by this means“用这种方式”；[C]from the outset“从一开始”；[D]at that point表示“就那点（方面）来说”。D为最佳答案。
【解析】文章首段首句指出“家庭作业一直不受学生，还有许多家长的欢迎，特别是到了最近几年，家庭作业还遭到了人们的不屑。”后面的内容则是简单提出美国各学区对于家庭作业的作为，引出L.A.Unified针对家庭作业所指定的政策。该题题干问的是“根据文章首段，目前家庭作业…”，关键词是家庭作业，因此答案从首句就能判断出来，题干的nowadays对应原文中的in recent years，所选答案则是对“it has been particularly scorned.”的同义改写，故答案选A。
【解析】题干关键词“a key question unanswered ”对应第四段的首句“the policy addresses none of the truly thorny questions about homework.”而这个问题的具体内容则是从“if”开始说明，因此这道题要解出正确答案，需要对后面的内容进行分析，“如果学区认为家庭作业对应学生的学业不重要，学区应致力于减少或者删除家庭作业，使家庭作业不起任何作用；相反，如果家庭作业重要，它应该在学业中占重要的一部分。”从这两句的内容中，我们可以简单归纳出，L.A.Unified所指定的这项政策到目前为止还未对家庭作业对于学生学业是否有重要作用给出确定答案，故答案选B。
【解析】题干的意思是“通过说‘粉色是彩虹中多么微小的一小部分’，作者的意思是 。根据文章第一段第三行,but作为连词表示后面的内容是对前面内容的否定，but之前的意思是说“粉色本身并不是不好”，而后买面的“such a tiny slice of ”是指“是彩虹中多么微小的一部分”，由此可以得出，粉色并不代表女孩童年生活的全部。所以，选A.
【解析】题干是要根据文章第二段，判断哪个是对颜色理解正确的选项。根据文章第二段第一句话，前半部分是说“女孩对于粉色的关注看起来好像是不可避免的，不知怎么的，就跟存在与她们的基因里一样”，but之后是对前者的否定，所以很明显，A项是错误的。根据第二段的第7行，pink was actually considered the more masculine color,可以得出，C选项错误。对于D选项，根据第二段第4、5行，可以得知，儿童穿白色是属于以前的情况，并非现在的事实，而D选项的时态是指一般现在时，时态不符合。根据文章8行，9行，可以得知，blue symbolized femininity,可以得知，蓝色曾经被认为是女孩子的颜色，符合文章题意。所以，选B.
【解析】文章首段首句提到“In 2010, a federal judge shook America's biotech industry to its core.”,即2010年，联邦的一项决定震惊了美国的生物科技产业。后面接着提到，这项决定是“genes were unpatentable”,意思是与基因相关的项目不能够获得专利权，而“executives were violently agitated”,由agitated(愤怒的)可以推断出正确答案为C，即生物科技产业希望与基因相关的项目能够获得专利权。
【解析】文章最后一段提到了BIO最近要召开的一个会议。“Each meeting was packed”,这句话中的“packed”的原义为“打包，包装”，而在此句中的意思是：挤满，塞满。即会议挤满了人，从而反映了大家对基因专利的关注，故真确答案为C。答案A与题干无关；答案B属于主观臆断；答案D是干扰项，训练律师只是这次大会的一部分内容，以偏概全。
【解析】第二句冒号后面：他们不再那么追求物质，经济上更节俭；同时意识到其他人在努力奋斗，即D选项中reconsider their lifestyle,重新审视他们的生活方式。A项有干扰性，但文中说“将我们从梦想中唤醒”，所以不对。B、C没有提到。
【解析】定位在第三段第二句开始。接下来一句通过关键词mean-spirited and less inclusive ，B选项正是该句的改写，故为正确答案；A属于过度推理；C、D意思明显弄反了
【解析】定位在第四段第三句冒号后面：高等学府的毕业生能够很快调整自身，达到未遭遇危机时的状态。D选项与之含义相符。C明显不对，“not all people graduating into a recession see their life chances dimmed”表明，不是所有的毕业生都认为前途渺茫。B项无中生有。A与原文相反。
【解析】由最后一句可知，“they certainly will reshape it”表示困难时期的一定会对社会产生影响的，所以certain与之相符。由最后一段无法看出是positive还是destructive,所以B、D均不正确。A项是“无足轻重的”，明显不对。
【解析】本题答案锁定在第三自然段，第二行讲到“Petrarch began...highlighting the virtue of classical heroes” 即彼特拉克在他的书中强调古典英雄的美德。答案A与此是完全对应的。
【解析】此题定位于第三自然段第五行，重点理解词组“turn on its head” ,意思为“to change sth completely”,所以说尼可洛，马基雅维利的观点与彼特拉克的观点是相反的，后面有进一步说明了， virtue并不是成功领导者的技能。
【解析】此题定位于第四自然段的第四行，“Self-help as a catalogue of the worthy lives of engineers, industrialists and explorers”, 塞缪尔·斯迈尔斯在他的书《成事在己》里面讲到了工程师，实业家，探险家的有意义的生活，G与此是对应的
【解析】此题定位于第五自然段第三行，“these epochal figures represented lives hard to imitate”,托马斯，卡莱尔描述了一些穿越苦难的划时代的人物。C对应了此答案。
【解析】此题定位于第六自然段第五行，“history should be the story of the masses and their record of struggle”,答案E与此句是完全对应的。
Section III Translation
1）文章第一句的主句需要我们去认真思考下。“they are usually concerned at the prospect of their best and brightest departure to Silicon Valley or to hospitals and universities in the developed world”
这句话中concern at 的宾语是prospect。看到“of”我们要立即想到“A of B”翻译为“B的A”在这里，A指的就是“prospect”，关键就是找出B指代的是什么。而这一点恰恰是本句理解的难点B指的是 “their best and brightest”翻译为 “他们中最优秀、最聪明的（群体）”。
3）“brain drain” 这个词组是在报刊杂志中经常出现的，意思是“人才流失”。这个词语通过上下文逻辑应该能大概猜出它的意思，但是在考研考场上，尤其是在完成了阅读和作文后很多同学可能已经耗费了大量的体力和脑力，对于这个单词的猜测可能会很费力，甚至会放弃。这个说明我们再平时的学习过程中应该注意积累这样的热点词汇。
4）“They fear that it hurts their economies, depriving them of much-needed skilled workers who”
Section IV Writing
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter to make a complaint about the quality of the electronic dictionary I bought from your store the other day.
The reason for my dissatisfaction is that I found the electronic dictionary can’t reach my satisfaction. In the first place, the outlook is quite different from what it is placed online. In addition, the number of the vocabulary contained in it is too small. I’d like to buy an electronic dictionary with a large vocabulary.
I appreciate it very much if you could change another satisfying one for me. And I would like to have this matter settled by next Friday. Thank you for your consideration and I will be looking forward to your favorable reply.
Here demonstrates a table with regard to the degree of satisfaction on work of staff in a company ranging from three different age groups, under 40, 40 to 50, and above 50 respectively. Specifically speaking, people in their forties are least satisfied with their present work situation at the rate of 64.0%. In comparison, people over 50 are most satisfied with their current situation at 40.0%. A noticeable figure is that half the staff under the age of 40 have no idea about their conditions.
There prove to be a number of reasons accounting for it. First and foremost, it has something to do with the structure of staff’s age, especially with their working and life experience in which they play a pivotal role. What is more, this social issue is likely to be intertwined with the organization of the company where they serve.
In line with my personal thinking, there are two major factors that should be taken into account seriously. On one hand, the general people concerned should enhance their awareness in this respect. What is more, the relevant
company should increase the benefits for their employees. Only if these measures are adopted effectively can people work in peace and content and companies benefit most.