Module 4 Which English? - 单元测

一、适当形式填空(单句适当形式)(共 5 小题;共 5 分) 1. It took us several hours to make the old man the safety of traveling by air. 2. A certain number of tourists accommodation price during the last month. 3. Only by (acquire) a good knowledge of English can you do (approve) to international business successfully. 4. It is just three weeks since we received their carry out the plan. 5. It's wrong to (offence) the teacher. 二、单词拼写(根据中文提示拼写单词)(共 10 小题;共 10 分) 6. 7. the 8. After a long 9. In recent years, the mass influential on the opinions of people. 10. Credit cards have brought about a habits. 11. It is one of those earth. 12. The doctor's patient the truth. 13. At that time, I found it hard to 14. Mr. Black friends. 15. I seem to remember he was present during the 三、单项选择(共 15 小题;共 15 分) 16. Fortunately somebody who happened to be passing by called the fire the fire broke out. B. quickly C. instantly D. shortly A. hurriedly (冲突). (传达) my feelings in words. ( 滥用 ) his position as Mayor to give jobs to his ( 两 难 处 境 ) was whether he should tell the (壮丽的) sights which we can never see on (革命) in people's spending What Some he said is not easy held to to understand honor the for dead he or said to with a (complain) about the high (convince) of

strong festivals

(方言). are satisfy (祖先). (辩论), they finally reached an agreement. ( 媒体 ) are becoming more and more




Surely it doesn't matter where the Student Union gets their money from; is what they do with it. B. applies college entrance C. functions examination is drawing D. counts near, why don't A. stresses


18. you



preparing for it? B. set out C. get about D. set foot in if they don't see their C. supported D. responded

A. get down to 19.

Children feel abandoned or A. connected B. rejected

parents regularly.


They A. objected

building the new hotel because of the great cost. B. accused C. opposed D. avoided eating some D. assist to the D. suitable


The chocolates are so attractive that I can't A. resist B. persist C. insist

without permission.


The students are warned not to talk about anything A. relevant B. similar C. opposite

accident that happened the other day in the school.

23. ---

--- Can I go out and play now? you've finished your homework. B. Not until C. Before D. If only they would do D. in case A. Until


They decided not to drive the cattle away A. if only B. even though C. so that

more damage.

25. A. Before 26. --A. Now that 27.

unemployment and crime are high, it can be assumed that B. Where C. Unless D. Until

the latter is due to the former.

--- Won't you go shopping with your mother? she promises to buy me a new sweater. B. In case C. If D. Unless he can D. as though

Tell your doctor with a detailed medical history A. even if B. so that C. in case

give you the accurate treatment.


The engineers are so busy that they have no time for outdoor sports they have the interest. B. as if C. even if D. whenever A. wherever




--- What should I wear to attend his wedding party? you like. B. however C. whatever D. how A. what

--- Dress

30. ---

--- Better get down to your homework, Tim. . B. Mind your own business D. It's my pleasure A. You're welcome C. Not to mention it

四、完形填空(共 20 小题;共 30 分) People from Great Britain brought the English language to North America in the 16th and 17th centuries. And in the 32 from an American in the Many old words 36 37 38 34 35 31 300 years, there were so many 33 an English person in both places that now people can easily he or she talks. in England but were kept in America. For

example, 300 years ago people in Great Britain got their water from something they either a “faucet”, “spigot”, or a “tap”. All these words are heard in different parts of America, but only “tap” is still in England. Americans often make Also, 41 over the last three 39 40 the centuries 43 new words or change old ones. in England. English 42 language has before. And

“Corn” is one kind of plant in America and

thousands of new words for things that weren't

often, American and English people used two “radio” is 44

names for them. A tin can

is called “tin” for short in English, but a “can” in America. The word all over the world, including America. But many English 45 47 something to do closer together. 46 in British and American English. people call it a “wireless”. And almost anything with cars, railroads, has different One thing is that daily in 50 49 48 But now American and British English may be

people can hear a large amount of American speech

, on television, or from travelers. Because of this, Americans

to be influencing the British more and more. So some day, English may even B. recent B. inventions B. tell B. place B. stayed C. oldest C. changes C. take C. language C. returned D. latest D. advances D. judge D. way D. formed

be the same on both sides of the Atlantic. 31. A. past 32. A. citizens 33. A. pick 34. A. voice 35. A. disappeared


36. A. said 37. A. then 38. A. necessary 39. A. of 40. A. another 41. A. discovered 42. A. accepted 43. A. new 44. A. produced 45. A. having 46. A. types 47. A. putting 48. A. British 49. A. families 50. A. need

B. talked B. hardly B. native B. into B. the other B. added B. known B. short B. made B. bringing B. names B. staying B. American B. buses B. expect

C. spoke C. clearly C. common C. up C. none C. improved C. introduced C. different C. developed C. getting C. degrees C. living C. educated C. movies C. seem

D. called D. still D. lively D. out D. something D. learned D. understood D. surprising D. used D. making D. parts D. growing D. ordinary D. newspapers D. happen

五、阅读理解(共 16 小题;共 32 分) A Welcome to Language upon Thames. This brochure has been designed to give you an overview of our Language School and the courses we offer. If you have some additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. At Language upon Thames, we feel it is important to be flexible, in order that students can decide what period of study suits them best. Small Group General English Courses These courses are aimed at students who wish to improve their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and are offered at the following levels. BEGINNERS ELEMENTARY (初级) PRE?INTERMEDIATE UPPER?INTERMEDIATE Studying one of the above courses will enable you to use English more confidently and competently on a daily basis. Try our free online test to see which level you are at—CLICK HERE. Exam Courses













qualifications in English and are offered at the following levels. University of Cambridge exams: ADVANCED 1—FCE (First certificate) ADVANCED 2—CAE (Advanced) ADVANCED 3—CPE (Proficiency) Studying one of the above courses will enable you to continue your education or enter university in this country. (Students wishing to gain admission to a British university are normally required to have the Cambridge Proficiency Certificate.) Speaking, Listening & Pronunciation This course builds on communicative confidence and competence and is aimed at students who wish to develop the important skills of speaking and listening. Emphasis is also placed on pronunciation, with activities designed to meet the needs of students of different nationalities, who need to focus on different areas. CLICK HERE to register for a General English course. Other Languages At Language upon Thames we offer a wide range of cafeterias, restaurants, shops and bars. Most importantly, we have foreign language classes of French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Italian during the day, evening or on a one-?to-?one basis. 51. What does this passage mainly talk about? A. English courses. B. Ways to improve students' English. C. The best way to improve your skills. D. The importance of English. 52. If you attend Exam Courses, you will A. use English as fluently as a native speaker B. deal with everyday English well C. have better pronunciation of English D. be able to continue your education or enter university in this country 53. Judging from the description, we can tell that this passage must be taken from . .


A. a newspaper

B. a magazine

C. the Internet .

D. a guidebook

54. The following statements are true EXCEPT A. only Englishmen can attend the courses

B. the courses are designed for learners of different levels C. one can learn French even in the evening D. Language upon Thames is a school aimed to offer help with language learning B “Long time no see” is a very interesting sentence. When I first read this sentence from an American friend's email, I laughed. I thought it was a perfect example of Chinese. Obviously, it is a word-by-word literal translation of the Chinese greeting with a ruled English grammar and structure. Later on, after being told it's a standard American greeting. I was too thrilled to believe her. Her words couldn't convince me at all. So I did a research on Google. To my surprise, there are over 60 thousand web pages containing "Long time no see". This sentence has been widely used in emails, letters, movies, newspapers or any other places. Though sort of informal, it is part of the language that American use daily. However, if you type this expression in Microsoft Word, it will tell you that the grammar needs to be corrected. Nobody knows the origin of this Chinglish sentence. Some people believe that it came from Charlie Chan's movies. In the 1930s, Hollywood movie-makers successfully created a famous Chinese detective named “Charlie Chan” on wide screens. Detective Chan likes to teach Americans some Chinese wisdom by quoting Confucius. “Long time no see” was his trademark. Soon after Charlie Chan, “Long time no see” became a popular phrase in the real world with thanks to the popularity of these movies. Some scholars refer to America as a huge pot of stew( 混杂物 ). All kinds of culture are mixed and they change the color and taste of each other. American Chinese, though a minority ethnic group in the United States, is also contributing some changes to the stew! Language is usually the first thing to be influenced in the mixed stew. You can have some other examples than adoptions from Chinese, such as pizza form Italian, susi from Japanese. There is a long list! Americans don't just simply borrow something from others. They will modify it and make it their own, so you wouldn't be surprised to find a tofu and peanut butter hamburger in a


restaurant. Since Americans appreciate Chinese culture more and more nowadays, I believe more Chinese words will become American English in the future. 55. The writer himself felt surprised at A. reading “Long time no see” B. knowing the expression is standard American English C. seeing the literal translation of the expression D. finding out all the Americans use the expression daily 56. The word “trademark” underlined probably means A. design of a manufacture's goods B. Confucius' s words C. Charlie Chan's creation D. representative of Charlie Chan 57. According to the passage, it can be inferred that A. detective like the expression “Long time no see” B. Hollywood made “Long time no see” popular C. the huge pot of stew greatly affects all kinds of languages D. all kinds of culture can be changed in the huge pot of stew 58. Which of the following is Not true? A. Informal language sometimes doesn't go with grammar and structure. B. Language in Microsoft system is ruled by grammar and structure. C. “Long time no see” has been used in at least four media mentioned in the passage. D. There are four languages mentioned to be adopted in the American stew. C People in Hong Kong speak a rich mixture of languages. Hong Kong was a British colony for more than 156 years before it was returned to Chinese control in 1997. English was the only official language until 1994. Most people in Hong Kong today speak Cantonese, but Mandarin and other dialects also are heard, and English as the British used is still widely spoken and taught here. Now however, many people are choosing to learn English as it is spoken in the United States. Victor Chan, for example, has children who attend school called Nature EQ on Saturday and Sunday, and they are learning to say words the American way. Mr. . . .


Chan says he wants his sons to learn American English, because he plans to send them to the United States for further study. Nature EQ is one of a growing number of schools in Hong Kong that offer American English classes. Frankie Ng opened the school 17 years ago, at that time, he had only 40 students. Today, the school has 350 students, and it does not have space for any more. Mr. Ng says American English is clear and defined, he says it is easy to teach and easily understood. That, however, is not the main concern of the children. Public schools in the former British colony still teach mostly British English. But the number of private language schools teaching American English is growing. In Hong Kong's Tseung Kwan O district, for example, the "American English Workshop school" had 20 students a week when it opened one year ago. Today, it has more than 180 each week. Some observers say American English is becoming the language of international business. Increased contact with American culture, like movies, television programs, computer games and the Internet is spreading American expressions and accents in areas other than business. But for now, people hearing English in the streets of Hong Kong are mainly hearing traditional British English. "We can understand both, but for what we speak, we speak with the British accent," said one local woman. "The British is better I think," commented a local man. 59. Which of the following is TRUE about the language spoken in Hong Kong? A. English is still the only official language now. B. British English is still widely spoken and taught at present. C. Most people are learning American English now. D. All people in Hong Kong can speak Cantonese. 60. What can we learn from the examples shown in this passage? A. Views are different on American English. B. Not all people like American English. C. American English is becoming more popular. D. American English is better than British English. 61. What does the underlined word "it" refer to?


A. British English. B. American English. C. American English Workshop school. D. Hong Kong. 62. What can we infer from the passage? A. American English and British English will go hand in hand in the future. B. American English will be more popular than British English. C. British accent is clear and easy to study. D. Local people can't understand both of the two kinds of English. D While there are certainly many more varieties of English, American and British English are the two varieties that are the most common. Generally, it is agreed that no one version is "correct". However, there are certainly preferences in use. The most important rule of thumb is to try to be consistent in your usage. If you decide that you want to use American English spellings then you should be consistent in your spelling (i.e. The colour of the orange is also its flavour— color is American spelling and flavour is British), this is of course not always easy—or possible. The following guide is meant to point out the principal differences between these two varieties of English. In British English the present perfect is used to express an action that has occurred in the recent past that has an effect on the present moment. For example, I've lost my key. Can you help me look for it? In American English the following is also possible: I lost my key. Can you help me look for it? In British English the above would be considered incorrect. However, both forms are generally accepted in standard American English. Other differences involving the use of the present perfect in British English and simple past in American English include already, just and yet. British English: I've just had lunch./I've already seen that film./Have you finished your homework yet? American English: I just had lunch. Or I've just had lunch./I've already seen that film. Or I already saw that film./Have you finished your homework yet? Or did you finish your homework yet? There are two forms to express possession in English. Have or have got: Do you have a car?/Have you got a car?


He hasn't got any friends./He doesn't have any friends. She has a beautiful new home./She's got a beautiful new home. While both forms are correct (and accepted in both British and American English), "have got (have you got, he hasn't got, etc.)" is generally the preferred form in British English while most speakers of American English employ the "have (do you have, he doesn't have etc.)". 63. What is the main purpose of author's example "The colour of the orange is also its flavour" (in Paragraph 1)? A. To try to be consistent in your usage. B. To use American English spellings. C. To point out the principal differences. D. To express preferences in English. 64. What is mainly discussed in Paragraph 2? A. Learning of new words. B. Differences of new words. C. Importance of the present perfect. D. Use of the present perfect. 65. Which are the forms to express possession in English? A. Have or have got. B. Have you got or he hasn't got. C. Do you have or he doesn't have. D. Have or do have. 66. Which of the following is true according to the passage? A. American and British English are the two varieties of the least common. B. An action that has occurred in the recent past is the present perfect. C. In British English "I lost my key. Can you help me look for it?" is wrong. D. Most speakers of American English always prefer to use the "have got". 答案 一、适当形式填空(单句适当形式) 1. convinced 2. have been complaining 3. acquiring 4. approval


5. offend 二、单词拼写(根据中文提示拼写单词) 6. dialect 7. ancestors 8. debate 9. media 10. revolution 11. splendid 12. dilemma 13. convey 14. abused 15. conflict 三、单项选择 16. C 17. D 18. A 19. B 20. C 21. A 22. A 23. B 24. D 25. B 26. D 27. B 28. C 29. B 30. B 四、完形填空 31. A 32. C 33. B 34. D 35. A 36. D 37. D 38. C 39. C 40. A 41. B 42. B 43. C 44. D 45. A 46. B 47. D 48. A 49. C 50. C 五、阅读理解 51. A 52. D 53. C 54. A 55. B 56. D 57. B 58. C 59. B 60. C 61. C 62. A 63. A 64. D 65. A 66. C



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