Ⅱ. Grammar and Vocabulary: 30%
Directions: Read the following passage. Fill in each blank with one proper word or the proper form of the given word to make the passage coherent. Mare that your answers are grammatically correct.
I began to grow up that winter night when my parents and I were returning from my aunt’s house, and my mother said that we might soon be leaving for America. We were on the bus then. I was crying, and some people on the bus were turning around (19)________(look) at me. I remember that I (20)________ not bear(忍受) the thought of never hearing again the radio program for school children (21)________ which I listened every morning.
I do not remember myself crying for this reason again. In fact, I think I cried very little when I was saying goodbye to my friends and relatives. When we were leaving I thought about all (22)________ places I was going to see - the strange and magical places I had known only from books and pictures. The country I was leaving never to come back was hardly in my head then.
The four years (23)________ followed taught me the importance of optimism, but the idea did not come to me at once. For the first two years in New York I was really lost - having to study in three schools as a result of family moves. I did not quite know (24)________ I was or what I should be. Mother remarried, and things became even harder for me. Some time passed (25)________ my stepfather and I got used to (26)________ ________. I was often sad, and saw no end to “the hard times.”
My responsibilities in the family increased a lot since I knew English (27)________(good) than everyone else at home. I wrote letters, filled out forms, translated at interviews with Immigration(移民) officers, took my grandparents to the doctor and translated there, and even discussed telephone bills with company employees.
From my experiences I have (28)________(learn) one important rule: almost all common troubles at last go away! Something good is certain to happen in the end when you do not give up, and just wait a little! I believe that my life will turn out all right, even though it will not be that easy.
Directions: Complete the passage with the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note there is one more word than you need.
A. newly B. unbelievable C. natural D. immediate AB. essential AC. emotional
AD. balanced BC. fast BD. ensure CD. grow ABC. keep
Maintaining your hair is relatively easy with the right kind of steps. Hair is made of protein, so keeping a healthy diet and good hygiene is a(n) ____29____ part of maintaining shining looks. At the same time, here are some other tips about hair care, and what you can do at home to get ____30____ beautiful hair.
Wash hair sparingly and use a good-quality shampoo.
Washing hair too often can leave hair dried out, leached of its ____31____ oils, and may damage your hair. Aim to shampoo your hair at most every other day or only twice a week.
Maintaining Your General Health
Eat healthily. Give your hair the right amount of vitamins. Since hair is made of proteins, eat a(n) ____32____ diet rich in lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet will ____33____ hair that looks and feels better. Make