(考试时间：60 分钟)(总分：100 分)
Directions: In each of the following groups of words, there are four underlined letters or letter combinations marked A, B, C and D. Compare the underlined parts and identify the one that is dif erent from the others in pronunciation. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
1. A. might B. five C. give D. life
2. A. dumb B. cabin C. table D. bench
3. A. double B. couple C. mouse D. rough
4. A. literature B. mature C. nature D. feature
5. A. cough B. enough C. laugh D. though
Ⅱ.Situational Dialogues (10 points)
Directions: In this section there is a long dialogue with 5 missing sentences. At the end of the dialogue, there is a list of given choices. You are required to select the ONE that best fits into the dialogue. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Note that there are three additional choices and you may not use any of the choices in the list more than once.
Woman: Good morning, Mr. Zhang. I am Chen Hua, and I’ll be interviewing you. How are you today?
Man: 6 .
Woman: Can you tell me something about your experiences in this kind of work?
Man: Well, for many years, I managed a department for the Redstone Company in London. Now I work part time because I also go to school at night. I’m getting a business degree.
Woman: Oh, how interesting. 7 .
Man: I’ll finish school in a few months, and I’d like a full-time position with more responsibility.
Woman: And why would you like to work for our company?
Man: 8 .
Woman: Could you please tell me about your special skills and interests?
Man: Of course, I’m good at computers and I can speak French. I used to take classes in it at the local college. And 9 .
Woman: Can you give me any references?
Man: Yes, certainly. You can talk to Mr. Wang, my boss, at the Redstone Company. I could also give you the names and numbers of several of my teachers.
Woman: All right, Mr. Zhang, 10 .
Man: Yes, I wonder when I’ll be informed about my application for the job?
Woman: Well, we’ll let you know as soon as possible. Let’s stay in touch. Thank you very much for coming this morning.
Man: Thank you.
A. I am fine, thank you.
B. Would you like to ask me any questions?
C. I like travelling a lot
D. Because I know your company’s work, and I like it.
E. Tell me, why do you want to leave your present job?
F. See you then. G. Do you want to come with me?
III. Reading Comprehension (50 points)
Section A (30 points)
Directions: There are 2 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You are required to choose the ONE that best fits into the statement. Mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11-15 are based on the following passage
Whether in the home or in the workplace, social robots are going to become a lot more common in the next few years. Social robots are about to bring technology to the everyday world in a more humanized way, said Cynthia Breazeal, chief scientist at the robot company Jibo.
While household robots today do the normal housework, social robots will be much more like companions than mere tools. For example, these robots will be able to distinguish whether someone is happy or sad. This allows them to respond more appropriately to the users.
The Jibo robot, arranged to ship later this year, is designed to be a personalized assistant. You can talk to the robot, ask it questions, and make requests for it to perform different tasks. The robot doesn’t just deliver general answers to questions; it responds based on what it learns about each individual in the household. It can do things such as reminding an elderly family member to take medicine or take family photos.
Social robots are not just finding their way into the home. They have potential applications in everything from education to health care and are already finding their way into some of these spaces
Fellow Robot is one company bringing social robots to the market. The company’s “Oshbot” robot is built to assist customers in a store, which can help the customers find items and help guide them to the product’s location in the store. It can also speak different languages and make recommendations for different items based on what the customer is shopping for
The more interaction the robot has with humans, the more it learns. But Oshbot, like other social robots, is not intended to replace workers, but to work alongside other employees. “We have technologies to train social robots to do things not for us, but with us,” said Breazeal.
11. How are social robots different from household robots?
A. They can control their emotions.
B. They are more like humans.
C. They do the normal housework.
D. They respond to users more slowly.
12. What can a Jibo robot do according to Paragraph 3?
A. Communicate with you and perform operations.
B. Answer your questions and make requests.
C. Take your family pictures and deliver milk.
D. Obey your orders and remind you to take pills.
13. What can Oshbot work as?
A. A language teacher.
B. A tour guide.
C. A shop assistant.
D. A private nurse.
14. We can learn from the last paragraph that social robots will ______.
A. train employees
B. be our workmates
C. improve technologies
D. take the place of workers
15. What does the passage mainly present?
A. A new design idea of household robots.
B. Marketing strategies for social robots.
C. Information on household robots.
D. An introduction to social robots.
Questions 16-20 are based on the following passage
From the very beginning of school we make books and reading a constant source of possible failure and public humiliation. When children are little, we make them read aloud before the teacher and other children, so that we can be sure they "know" all the words they are reading. This means that when they don't know a word, they are going to make a mistake, right in front of everyone. After having taught fifth-grade classes for four years, I decided to try at all costs to rid them of their fear and dislike of books, and to get them to read oftener and more adventurously.