Part I                       Writing                      (25 minutes)


Directions: Let's say your university is soliciting opinions from students on whether university dining halls should be open to the public. You will have 30 minutes for the task. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.   


In the modern era, there is a heated debate regarding whether the university's canteens should be open to the public. Some believe that it will do us more good than harm, while others argue that it will pose a threat to the order and operation of the university. In my view, the university should recognize that this has both pros and cons.Let's start with the advantages. First, it allows the public to enjoy the diverse and delicious food offered by university canteens. This can enhance the reputation of the university and foster a stronger relationship between the university and the local community. Second, it can also generate additional revenue for the university, which can be used to improve the facilities and services provided to students . However, there are also potential drawbacks to consider. For in-stance, the increased number of people using the canteen may lead to overcrowding and longer waiting times for students during peak hours. Additionally, the public may have different preferences and dietary requirements compared to students, which could affect the menu options available and potentially increase costs.

In conclusion, the university should weigh the merits and demerits so that it can provide the best possible experience for both students and members of the public.



Part II        Listening Comprehension         (30 minutes)

Directions: In this section, you will hear three news reports. At the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. Both the news report and questions will be spoken only once. After you hear questions, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.

Part Ⅲ Reading Comprehension                (40 minutes)

Section A 26-35

Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices, Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.


A team of researchers led by Priyanka Joshi examined the degree to...



26.D) detailed

27.M) required

28. L) partly

29.F) dipping


31.l) involves

32.O) vigorous

33.B) contradictory

34. E) difference

35.J) moderate


Section B 36-45

Directions: In this section, you are going to read a passage with ten statements attached to it. Each statement contains information given in one of the paragraphs. Identify the paragraph from which the information is derived. You may choose a paragraph more than once. Each paragraph is marked with a letter. Answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2.

New Formula One Chief Hopes to Grab Americans' Attention



Why Do Americans Work So Much?


36-40 EHBFD 41-45 AICJG

Section C 46-55

Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

Passage One

Questions 46 to 50 are based on the following passage.


Lao Zi once said...


46-50 CBDAD


Passage Two

Questions 51 to 55 are based on the following passage.



Some people have said aging is more a slide into forgetfulness


51-55 BCDAC

Part IV                         Translation                    (30 minutes)

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate a passage from Chinese into English. You should write your answer on Answer Sheet 2.

Siheyuan is a traditional chinese residential construction which is characterized with houses built around a courtyard.Siheyuan is usually warm in winter and cool in summer with the living environment so comfortable that it is especially suitable for a large family to live in. There are many different types of Siheyuan across China, among which that of Beijing is the most typical. Nowadays, with the development of modern cities, traditional Siheyuan buildings are decreasing gradually, However, with its unique architecture style, siheyuan still plays a significant role in the inheritance of chinese cultures and the study of chinese history.