Now read Text I quickly and mark your answers on your answer sheet.??
With Christmas Day around the corner, Hong Kong’s Provisional Regional Council announced that a Christmas tree decoration competition will be held on Sunday in conjunction with the ongoing Regional Council Festival. Members of the public are welcome to take part in the competition as families or small groups. Each team should be formed by at least three persons. A total of 99 Christmas trees of 1.5 metres in height will be available for the participating teams to decorate. Participants can bring along their own decoration materials and to use their imagination and creativity to achieve the best results.?
Each participating team can take home the Christmas tree it has decorated as a souvenir. In addition, there will be cash awards for the winners.??
First read the following questions.??
87. If you only have time for a half-day trip, which day would you choo se??
A. Sunday 23 July. B. Saturday 15 July.? C. Wednesday 9 August. D. Saturday 5 August. ?
88. Which of the following trips offers you the opportunity to see Geor gian architecture??
A. Trip One. B. Trip Two. C. Trip Three. D. Trip Four. ?
Now read Text quickly and mark your answers on your answer sheet.??
Saturday 15 July Stratford-upon-Avon and "Julius Caesar"?
The coach will leave at 9 am, allowing a couple of hours to visit Stratford befo re the performance of "Julius Caesar" at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Back aro
und 7:30 pm.??
Sunday 23 July Bath?
The spa town of Bath contains the country’s finest Roman ruins, and much elegant Georgian architecture. The coach will depart at 9 am, returning at around 6:30 pm.?? (来源：EnglishCN.com)
Saturday 5 August Stratford-upon-Avon and "The Taming of the Shrew" Another chance to visit Stratford. "The Taming of the Shrew" stars Josie Lawrence in the title role. The coach will leave at 9 am, returning at around 7:30 pm.??
Wednesday 9 August Oxford and "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" A half-day trip to Oxford. The coach will leave at 2:15 pm, allowing an afternoon to see the sights before one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays at the Playhouse Theatre. Back after the show.??
First read the following questions.??
89. Which nation is thought to be business-minded??
A. The Dutch. B. The Italians. C. The British. D. The Germans. ?
90. The opinions seem to be most divided on___.?
A. the Germans B. the Dutch C. the French D. the British ?
Now read Text K quickly and mark your answers on your answer sheet.??
Some of the data from a survey on national stereotypes in some European countries is summarized below:?
Germans Liked themselves best of all. Most Europeans agreed that the Germans had the highest proportion of good qualities. They considered themselves very tolerant, but nobody else did.
French Not really admired by anyone except the Italians. Other Europeans found them conservative, withdrawn, brilliant, superficial. Also, not very friendl y.
British Mixed reactions. Some found them calm, reserved, open- minded, others thought they were insular and superior. The British most admired the Dutch.
Italians Generally considered by everyone to be lazy and untrustworthy, an d the Italians agreed! Most also found them to be charming, hospitable and noisy
. The Italians admired the French. Hardly anyone loved the Italians except the French.
Dutch Most admired people in Europe-except by their neighbours-the Belgians. Everyone agreed that the Dutch are hardworking, thrifty, good-natured, tolerant and business-minded.
Part Ⅰ WRITING ［45 MIN.］?
SECTION A COMPOSITION?
?Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words on the following topic:?? College life should be varied and colourful. And extracurricular activities are an important aspect of it. However, at present, there is much room for improvement in this regard. Write an article to the university radio entitled:???
The Importance of Extracurricular Activities ??
In the first part of your article you should clearly present your view, and in the second part you should support your opinion with appropriate details. In the last part you should bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or summary. Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy. Failure e to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.???
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING［10 MIN.］?
Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:??
You’ve read on the notice board that the university library is looking for a par t-time library assistant who can work at weekends. You think that your classmate , George, is a suitable person for this vacancy. Write him a note, telling him w hat you know about the vacancy and trying to persuade him to go for an interview Marks will be awarded for content organization, grammar and appropriacy.
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