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Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A),B),C)and D)on the right side of paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.


Music produces profound and lasting changes in the brain. Schools should add music classes, not cut them. Nearly 20 years ago, a small study advanced the 62 that listening to Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major could boost mental functioning. It was not long 63 trademarked “Mozart effect” products began to appeal to anxious parents aiming to put toddlers (刚学步的孩子) 64 the fast track to prestigious universities like Harvard and Yale. Georgia’s governor even 65 giving every newborn there a classical CD or cassette.

The 66 for Mozart therapy turned out to be weak, perhaps nonexistent, although the 67 study never claimed anything more than a temporary and limited effect. In recent years, 68 , scientists have examined the benefits of a concerted 69 to study and practice music, as 70 to playing a Mozart CD or a computer-based“brain fitness” game 71 in a while.

Advanced monitoring 72 have enabled scientists to see what happens 73 your head when you listen to your mother and actually practice the violin for an hour every afternoon. And they have found that music 74 can produce profound and lasting changes that 75 the general ability to learn. These results should 76 public officials that music classes are not a mere decoration, ripe for discarding in the budget crises that constantly 77 public schools.

Studies have shown that 78 instrument training from an early age can help the brain to 79 sounds better, making it easier to stay focused when absorbing other subjects, from literature to mathematics. The musically adept (擅长的)are better able to 80 on a biology lesson despite the noise in the classroom 81 , a few years later, to finish a call with a client when a colleague in the next office starts screaming a subordinate. They can attend to several things at once in the mental scratch pad called working memory, an essential skill in this era of multitasking.

62.A)notice B)note C)notion D)notification

63.A)that B)until C)since D)Before

64.A)up B)by C)on D)at

65.A)propelled B) proposed C) submitted D)subjected

66.A)witness B) evidence C) symptom D)context

67.A)subtle B) elementary C) sensitive D)original

68.A)however B)moreover C) then D)therefore

69.A)effort B)impulse C) object D)attention

70.A)opposed B)accustomed C) related D)devoted

71.A)quite B)once C) often D)much

72.A)organisms B)techniques C) mechanisms D)mechanics

73.A)upon B)amid C) among D)inside

74.A)subjects B)models C) causes D)lessons

75.A)enhance B)introduce C) accelerate D)elaborate

76.A)contend B) convey C) conceive D)convince

77.A)trouble B)transform C) distract D)disclose

78.A)urgent B)casual C) diligent D)solemn

79.A)proceed B)process C) prefer D)predict

80.A)count B)concentrate C) insist D)depend

81.A)but B)or C) for D)so

Part Ⅵ Translation (5 minutes)

Directions: Complete the sentences by translating into English the Chinese given in brackets. Please write your translation on Answer Sheet 2.


82. I think that the meal is well (没有折扣的情况下值80美元).

83. (面对来自其他公司的激烈竞争), the automobile manufacturer is considering launching a promotion campaign.

84. As far as hobbies are concerned, Jane and her sister (几乎没有什么共同之处).

85. Only after many failures (我才认识到仅凭运气是不能成功的).

86. But for the survival instinct which nearly all creatures have, (更多的物种就可能已经在地球上灭绝了).



















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