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1. 考试时间 120 分钟，试卷满分 150 分。 2. 本考试设试卷和答题纸两部分。试卷分为第 I 卷（第 1-12 页）和第 II 卷（第 13 页） ，全 卷共 13 页。所有答题必须涂（选择题）或写（非选择题）在答题纸上，做在试卷上一律 不 不得分。 3. 答题前，务必在答题纸上填写准考证号和姓名，并将核对后的条形码贴在指定位置上， 在答题纸反面清楚地填写姓名。
I. Listening Comprehension
(共 105 分)
Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the 线 封 end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. A basketball player. C. A window washer. 2. A. She is not hungry. C. She is not tired. 密 3. A. Promising. B. Isolated. B. A laundry worker. D. A rock climber. B. She wants to cook. D. She wants to dine out. C. Crowded. B. To a gymnasium. D. To a news stand. B. The food is not tasty enough. D. The food is worth the price.
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4. A. To a stationery shop. C. To a paint store. ○ 5. A. The man can see a different view. C. The man cannot afford the food.
6. A. She reads different kinds of books. C. She is impressed by the characters. 7. A. The man will go to the post office. C. The woman is expecting the newspaper. 8. A. She is not sure if she can join them. C. She will ask the professor for leave. 9. A. Fashion designing is a booming business.
B. She also finds the book difficult to read. D. She knows well how to remember names. B. The post office is closed for the day. D. The delivery boy has been dismissed. B. She will skip the class to see the film. D. She does not want to see the film.
B. School learning is a must for fashion designers. C. He hopes to attend a good fashion school. D. The woman should become a fashion designer. 10. A. Few people drive within the speed limit. C. The speed limit is really reasonable. Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. A book publisher. C. A magazine editor. 12. A. Some training experience. C. Russian assistants‘ help. 13. A. Lynn‘s devotion to the family. B. Lynn‘s busy and successful life. C. Lynn‘s great performance at work. D. Lynn‘s efficiency in conducting programs. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. Economic questions. C. Academic questions. 15. A. Work experience. C. Problem-solving abilities. 16. A. Features of different types of interview. C. Changes in three interview models. B. Routine questions. D. Challenging questions. B. Educational qualifications. D. Information-gathering abilities. B. Skills in asking interview questions. D. Suggestions for different job interviews. B. A company manager. D. A school principal. B. A happy family. D. A good memory. B. Drivers usually obey traffic rules. D. The police stop most drivers for speeding.
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Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Latest Conference Information Date: Place: Registration fee: Speaker: Speech topic: 8th Palace $ 19 20 Market 17 18 , Shanghai
Carla Marisco from Milan University Opportunities and Risks in the
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. An interview with David, a Skateboarding (滑板运动) Lover What was David‘s schoolwork like? What was his only problem at school? Why did he say the new headmaster was wonderful? How was his new style different from other skaters‘? He was able to get his schoolwork done He was unable to He let students 22 23 in class. of their own. 24 . 21 .
It was robot-like, with
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Section A Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence. 25. — I‘m looking for a nearby place for my holiday. Any good ideas? — How about the Moon Lake? It is _____ easy reach of the city. A. by other people. A. theirs B. them C. themselves D. oneself B. beyond C. within D. from 26. Those who smoke heavily should remind _____ of health, the bad smell and the feelings of
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27. Bob called to tell his mother that he couldn‘t enter the house, for he _____ his key at school. A. had left B. would leave C. was leaving D. has left 28. It‘s a _____ clock, made of brass and dating from the nineteenth century. A. charming French small C. small French charming A. had been elected C. have been elected A. however difficult C. whatever difficulty A. to be worried experience. A. explore A. what A. to go A. asking for A. before about. A. To look another. A. that A. is are wearing. A. that B. what C. how D. which B. where B. are C. who C. is there D. what D. are there 39. Among the crises that face humans _____ the lack of natural resources. 40. Some people care much about their appearance and always ask if they look fine in _____ they B. Looking C. Having looked D. Look 38. An ecosystem consists of the living and nonliving things in an area _____ interact with one B. to explore B. why B. to have gone B. ask for B. until C. exploring C. if C. going C. asked for C. unless D. explored D. which D. having gone D. having asked for D. where 33. I have no idea _____ the cell phone isn‘t working, so could you fix it for me? 34. Young people may risk _____ deaf if they are exposed to very loud music every day. 35. Sophia got an e-mail _____ her credit card account number. 36. I cannot hear the professor clearly as there is too much noise _____ I am sitting. 37. _____ at the photos, illustrations, title and headings and you can guess what the reading is B. to worry B. French small charming D. charming small French B. had elected D. have elected B. how difficult D. what difficulty C. having worried D. worried
29. The school board is made up of parents who _____ to make decisions about school affairs.
30. They promised to develop a software package by the end of this year, _____ they might have.
31. The judges gave no hint of what they thought, so I left the room really _____. 32. The students are looking forward to having an opportunity _____ society for real-life
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Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. restore F. locating B. recall G. instead C. processing H. fascinating D. previously I. elsewhere E. necessary J. composition
As infants, we can recognize our mothers within hours of birth. In fact, we can recognize the 41 of our mother‘s face well before we can recognize her body shape. It‘s 42 how the brain can carry out such a function at such a young age, especially since we don‘t learn to walk and talk until we are over a year old. By the time we are adults, we have the ability to distinguish around 100,000 faces. How can we remember so many faces when many of us find it difficult to 43 44 in from 45 46 such a simple thing as a phone number? The exact process is not yet fully understood, but for facial recognition. a specific area of the brain called the fusiform face area (FFA), which is used only for in the brain. Researchers also have found that the brain needs to see the whole face 47 thought that we only needed to see certain facial research around the world has begun to define the specific areas of the brain and processes Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe that they have succeeded facial recognition. This means that recognition of familiar objects, such as our clothes or cars, is for recognition to take place. It had been not a single process, but 48
features. Meanwhile, research at University College London has found that facial recognition is involves three steps. The first step appears to be an analysis of the physical features of a person‘s face, which is similar to how we scan the bar codes of our groceries. In the next step, the brain decides whether the face we are looking at is already known or unknown to us. And finally, the brain furnishes the information we have collected about the person whose face we are looking at. This complex can behave quickly when reacting to certain situations. 49 is done in a split second so that we
III. Reading Comprehension
Section A Directions: For each blank in the following passage there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context.
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Over the past few decades, more and more countries have opened up their markets, increasingly transforming the world economy into one free-flowing global market. The question is: Is economic globalization reduce 51 50 for all? According to the World Bank, one of its chief supporters, economic globalization has helped in a large number of developing countries. It quotes one study that shows 52 to improved education and longer life in twenty-four developing 53 at an average increased wealth
countries as a result of integration (融合) of local economics into the world economy. Home to some three billion people, these twenty-four countries have seen incomes rate of five percent—compared to two percent in developed countries. Those who 54 globalization claim that economies in developing countries will benefit 55 56 , small farmers in Brazil open-air markets can now 57 the from new opportunities for small and home-based businesses. who produce nuts that would originally have sold only in promote their goods worldwide by the Internet. Critics take a different view, believing that economic globalization is actually gap between the rich and poor. A study carried out by the U.N.-sponsored World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization shows that only a few developing countries have actually 58 from integration into the world economy and that the poor, the uneducated, unskilled 59 , they maintain that globalization may 60 their products may soon face fierce workers, and native peoples have been left behind. benefit from globalization because they are able to competition that could put them out of able to 62 and will be crowded out. 63 . Advances in technology 64
eventually threaten emerging businesses. For example, Indian craftsmen who currently seem to 61 . When large-scale manufacturers start to produce
the same goods, or when superstores like Wal-Mart move in, these small businesses will not be One thing is certain about globalization—there is no
combined with more open policies have already created an interconnected world. The now is finding a way to create a kind of globalization that works for the benefit of all. 50. A. possible 51. A. crime 52. A. contributing 53. A. remain 54. A. doubt 55. A. In addition 56. A. mature 57. A. finding 58. A. suffered 59. A. Furthermore 60. A. consume 61. A. trouble 62. A. keep up B. smooth B. poverty B. responding B. drop B. define B. For instance B. new B. exploring B. profited B. Therefore B. deliver B. business B. come in C. good C. conflict C. turning C. shift C. advocate C. In other words C. local C. bridging C. learned C. However C. export C. power C. go around D. easy D. population D. owing D. increase D. ignore D. All in all D. foreign D. widening D. withdrawn D. Otherwise D. advertise D. mind D. help out
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63. A. taking off 64. A. agreement Section B
B. getting along B. prediction
C. holding out C. outcome
D. turning back D. challenge
Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read. (A) For some people, music is no fun at all. About four percent of the population is what scientists call ―amusic.‖ People who are amusic are born without the ability to recognize or reproduce musical notes (音调). Amusic people often cannot tell the difference between two songs. Amusics can only hear the difference between two notes if they are very far apart on the musical scale. As a result, songs sound like noise to an amusic. Many amusics compare the sound of music to pieces of metal hitting each other. Life can be hard for amusics. Their inability to enjoy music sets them apart from others. It can be difficult for other people to identify with their condition. In fact, most people cannot begin to grasp what it feels like to be amusic. Just going to a restaurant or a shopping mall can be uncomfortable or even painful. That is why many amusics intentionally stay away from places where there is music. However, this can result in withdrawal and social isolation. ―I used to hate parties,‖ says Margaret, a seventy-year-old woman who only recently discovered that she was amusic. By studying people like Margaret, scientists are finally learning how to identify this unusual condition. Scientists say that the brains of amusics are different from the brains of people who can appreciate music. The difference is complex, and it doesn‘t involve defective hearing. Amusics can understand other nonmusical sounds well. They also have no problems understanding ordinary speech. Scientists compare amusics to people who just can‘t see certain colors. Many amusics are happy when their condition is finally diagnosed (诊断). For years, Margaret felt embarrassed about her problem with music. Now she knows that she is not alone. There is a name for her condition. That makes it easier for her to explain. ―When people invite me to a concert, I just say, ?No thanks, I‘m amusic,‘‖ says Margaret. ―I just wish I had learned to say that when I was seventeen and not seventy.‖ 65. Which of the following is true of amusics? A. Listening to music is far from enjoyable for them. B. They love places where they are likely to hear music. C. They can easily tell two different songs apart. D. Their situation is well understood by musicians. 66. According to paragraph 3, a person with ―defective hearing‖ is probably one who _____. A. dislikes listening to speeches C. has a hearing problem B. can hear anything nonmusical D. lacks a complex hearing system
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67. In the last paragraph, Margaret expressed her wish that _____. A. her problem with music had been diagnosed earlier B. she were seventeen years old rather than seventy C. her problem could be easily explained D. she were able to meet other amusics 68. What is the passage mainly concerned with? A. Amusics‘ strange behaviours. C. Musical talent and brain structure. (B) Home Laundry Automatic Dryer Product Full Two Year Warranty (保修) Limited Five Year Warranty on Cabinet (机箱) Warranty Provides for: FIRST TWO YEARS Amana will repair or replace any faulty part free of charge. THIRD THRU FIFTH YEARS Amana will provide a free replacement part for any cabinet which proves faulty due to rust (生锈). Warranty Limitations: ? Warranty begins at date of original purchase. ? Applies only to product used within the United States or in Canada if product is approved by Canadian Standards Association when shipped from factory. ? Products used on a commercial or rental basis are not covered by this warranty. ? Service must be performed by an Amana servicer. ? Adjustments covered during first year only. Warranty Does Not Cover It If: ? Product has damage due to product alteration, connection to an improper electrical supply, shipping and handling, accident, fire, floods, lightning or other conditions beyond the control of Amana. ? Product is improperly installed or applied. Owner’s Responsibilities: ? Provide sales receipt. ? Normal care and maintenance. ? Having the product reasonably accessible for service. ? Pay for service calls related to product installation or usage instructions. ? Pay for extra service costs, over normal service charges, if servicer is requested to perform service outside servicer‘s normal business hours. In no event shall Amana be responsible for consequential damages.* *This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you. B. Some people‘s inability to enjoy music. D. Identification and treatment of amusics.
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69. According to Warranty Limitations, a product can be under warranty if _____. A. shipped from a Canadian factory C. repaired by the user himself B. rented for home use D. used in the U.S.A.
70. According to Owner’s Responsibilities, an owner has to pay for _____. A. the loss of the sales receipt C. the product installation B. a servicer‘s overtime work D. a mechanic‘s transportation
71. Which of the following is true according to the warranty? A. Consequential damages are excluded across America. B. A product damaged in a natural disaster is covered by the warranty. C. A faulty cabinet due to rust can be replaced free in the second year. D. Free repair is available for a product used improperly in the first year. (C) A team of engineers at Harvard University has been inspired by Nature to create the first robotic fly. The mechanical fly has become a platform for a series of new high-tech systems. Designed to do what a fly does naturally, the tiny machine is the size of a fat housefly. Its mini wings allow it to stay in the air and perform controlled flight tasks. ―It‘s extremely important for us to think about this as a whole system and not just the sum of a bunch of individual components (元件),‖ said Robert Wood, the Harvard engineering professor who has been working on the robotic fly project for over a decade. A few years ago, his team got the go-ahead to start piecing together the components. ―The added difficulty with a project like this is that actually none of those components are off the shelf and so we have to develop them all on our own,‖ he said. They engineered a series of systems to start and drive the robotic fly. ―The seemingly simple system which just moves the wings has a number of interdependencies on the individual components, each of which individually has to perform well, but then has to be matched well to everything it‘s connected to,‖ said Wood. The flight device was built into a set of power, computation, sensing and control systems. Wood says the success of the project proves that the flying robot with these tiny components can be built and manufactured. While this first robotic flyer is linked to a small, off-board power source, the goal is eventually to equip it with a built-in power source, so that it might someday perform data-gathering work at rescue sites, in farmers‘ fields or on the battlefield. ―Basically it should be able to take off, land and fly around,‖ he said. Wood says the design offers a new way to study flight mechanics and control at insect-scale. Yet, the power, sensing and computation technologies on board could have much broader applications. ―You can start thinking about using them to answer open scientific questions, you know, to study biology in ways that would be difficult with the animals, but using these robots instead,‖ he said. ―So there are a lot of technologies and open interesting scientific questions that are really what drives us on a day-to-day basis.‖
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72. The difficulty the team of engineers met with while making the robotic fly was that _____. A. they had no model in their mind B. they did not have sufficient time C. they had no ready-made components D. they could not assemble the components 73. It can be inferred from paragraphs 3 and 4 that the robotic fly _____. A. consists of a flight device and a control system B. can just fly in limited areas at the present time C. can collect information from many sources D. has been put into wide application 74. Which of the following can be learned from the passage? A. The robotic flyer is designed to learn about insects. B. Animals are not allowed in biological experiments. C. There used to be few ways to study how insects fly. D. Wood‘s design can replace animals in some experiments. 75. Which of the following might be the best title of the passage? A. Father of Robotic Fly B. Inspiration from Engineering Science C. Robotic Fly Imitates Real Life Insect D. Harvard Breaks Through in Insect Study
Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from A-F for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need.
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A. Healthy way of life giving way to overuse of medicine B. Different findings as to taking additional vitamin C. EU‘s response to overuse of health products D. Worrying increase in multivitamin advertising E. EU directive for the benefit of individuals F. EU directive against prediction in novels 76. The use of health supplements such as multivitamin tablets has increased greatly in the western world. People take these supplements because advertising suggests that they prevent a range of medical conditions from developing. However, there is concern that people are consuming worryingly high doses of these supplements and the European Union (EU) has issued a directive that will ban the sale of a wide range of them. This EU directive should be supported. 77. Research suggests that people who take Vitamin C supplements of over 5000 milligrams a day are more likely to develop cancer. This shows how much damage these health supplements do to people‘s health. A spokesman for the health supplement industry has argued that other research shows that Vitamin C supplements help prevent heart disease, but we can dismiss this evidence as it is from a biased source. 78. Science fiction of the 1960s and 1970s predicted that pills would replace meals as the way in which people would get the fuel they needed. This, it was argued, would means a more efficient use of time as people wouldn‘t have to waste it preparing or eating meals. The EU directive would help prevent this nightmare of pills replacing food becoming a reality. 79. People already take too many pills instead of adopting a healthier lifestyle. For example, the consumption of painkillers in Britain in 1998 was 21 tablets per year for every men, woman and child in the country. People do not need all these pills. 80. Some might argue that the EU directive denies people‘s right to freedom of choice. However, there are many legal examples for such intervention when it is in the individual‘s best interests. We now make people wear seatbelts rather than allowing them to choose to do so. Opposing the EU directive would mean beneficial measures like this would be threatened. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words.
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A study of more than five million books, both fiction and non-fiction, has found a marked decline in the use of emotional words over time. The researchers from the University of Bristol used Google Ngram Viewer, a facility for finding the frequency of terms in scanned books, to search for more than 600 particular words identified as representing anger, dislike, fear, joy, sadness and surprise. They found that almost all of the categories (类别) showed a drop in these ―mood words‖ over time. Only in the category of fear was there an increase in usage. ―It is a steady and continuous decrease,‖ said Dr Alberto Acerbi. He assumed that the result might be explained by a change in the position occupied by literature, in a crowded media landscape. ―One thing could be that in parallel to books the 20th century saw the start of other media. Maybe these media—movies, radio, drama—had more emotional content than books.‖ Although both joy and sadness followed the general downwards trend, the research, published in the journal PLOS One, found that they also exhibited another interesting behavior: the ratio (比率) between the two varied greatly, apparently mirroring historical events. During the Roaring Twenties the joy-to-sadness ratio reached a peak that would not occur again until before the recent financial crash. But the ratio plunged at the height of the Second World War. Nevertheless, the researchers held a reserved opinion about their claim that their result reflected wider social trends. In the paper, they even argue that the reverse could be true. ―It has been suggested, for example, that it was the suppression (压抑) of desire in ordinary Elizabethan English life that increased demand for writing ?filled with romance and sex‘ … perhaps,‖ they conclude, ―songs and books may not reflect the real population any more than catwalk models reflect the average body.‖ (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 81. A study of more than five million books indicated a decline in ―mood words‖ over time except __________. 82. According to Dr Alberto Acerbi, one reason for the drop of ―mood words‖ in books may be that __________. 83. What were the two periods when the joy-to-sadness ratio was at its highest? 84. While the researchers found some changes in the use of ―mood words‖ in books, they were not sure that __________.
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第 II 卷
(共 45 分)
Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets.
1. 今年元旦我们玩得很开心。(enjoy) 2. 舅舅昨天寄给我一张卡片，祝贺我 18 岁生日。(congratulate) 3. 经过多年的建设，这个小镇现在和地震前一样充满了活力。(as … as ) 4. 演出以一段五十多岁的人耳熟能详的经典音乐开始。 (familiar) 5. 她一看完那个关于已灭绝物种的电视节目，就立志加入野生动物保护组织。(No sooner)
II. Guided Writing
Direction: Write an English composition in 120 – 150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 上海博物馆拟举办一次名画展，现就展出场所（博物馆还是社区图书馆）征集公众意 见。假设你是王敏，给上海博物馆写一封信表达你的想法。你的信必须满足以下要求： 1. 简述你写信的目的及你对场所的选择； 2. 说明你的理由（从便利性、专业性等方面对这两个场所进行对比） 。
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第一大题第 1 至第 10 小题，每题 1 分；第 11 至第 16 小题，每题 2 分；第 17 至第 24 小题，每题 1 分。共 30 分。
1. C 11. D 2. D 12. D 3. B 13. B 4. A 14. B 5. D 15. C 6. B 16. A 19. 850 23. plan / create PE classes 20. African 24. new tricks 7. C 8. A 9. B 10. A
17. November / Nov. 21. with good grades
18. Centre / Center 22. sit still
第二大题每小题 1 分。共 25 分。
25. C 35. A 45. F 26. C 36. D 46. I 27. A 37. D 47. D 28. D 38. A 48. G 29. C 39. A 49. C 30. C 40. B 31. D 41. J 32. B 42. H 33. B 43. B 34. C 44. E
第三大题第 50 至 64 小题，每题 1 分；第 65 至 75 小题，每题 2 分；第 76 至 80 小题，每题 1 分；第 81 至 84 小题，每题 2 分。共 50 分。
50. C 60. C 70. B 80. E 81. in the category of fear 82. the literary position has changed in a crowded media landscape / other media—movies, radio, drama—had more emotional content 83. During the Roaring Twenties and before the recent financial crash. 84. their research result reflected wider social trends / songs and books reflected the real population 51. B 61. B 71. C 52. A 62. A 72. C 53. D 63. D 73. B 54. C 64. D 74. D 55. B 65. A 75. C 56. C 66. C 76. C 57. D 67. A 77. B 58. B 68. B 78. F 59. A 69. D 79. A
第 II 卷 I. 翻译 第 1 题 3 分，第 2-4 题每题 4 份，第 5 题 5 分，共 20 分。
1. We (really) enjoyed ourselves on New Year‘s Day this year. 2. My uncle sent me a card yesterday to congratulate / congratulating me on my eighteenth birthday. 3. After years of / years‘ construction, the little town is now as lively as it was before the earthquake / it used to be before the earthquake. 4. The performance began with a piece of classic music which was familiar to people in their fifties. 5. No sooner had she watched the TV programme on the extinct species than she made up her mind to join the wildlife protection organization.
Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. W: Can you describe what you do? M: I wash office building windows. I go high up in a basket to reach the windows. Q: What is the man‘s job? 2. M: Should we go out or eat in tonight? W: I am too tired to do any cooking. Q: What does the woman imply? 3. M: Hi, Grace. Tell me something about your hometown. W: It‘s so beautiful and peaceful, but it‘s really far away from everything. Q: What does the woman think of her hometown? 4. W: My printer is out of paper. I‘ll run and get some. M: I‘ll go with you. I need some fresh air. Q: Where will the speakers probably go? 5. M: I don‘t like the prices on the menu. They always seem too high. W: You‘ll have a different view after eating the delicious food. Q: What does the woman mean? 6. M: I had a hard time getting through the novel. W: I know how you feel. Who could remember the names of 35 different characters! Q: What does the woman imply? 7. W: Why haven‘t we received any newspaper here yet? M: Well, sometimes it takes a while for the post office to deliver it. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? 8. M: My roommate and I are going to see a film tonight. And we‘re leaving at 7:40. Do you want to join us? W: Sure. But my class ends at 7:30 and the professor never finishes on time. Q: What can we learn about the woman? 9. W: Now that you are in the business, what‘s your advice for someone to become a fashion designer?
M: Go to school! I mean it. Find a good school and learn as much as you can. Q: What does the man mean? 10. W: Slow down! You are passing every car on the road. M: Most drivers usually ignore the speed limit unless they think the police will stop them. Q: What does the man mean? Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. I am Lynn. My previous job was as principal of a language school where I received awards for training teachers to teach more effectively. A year ago, I started an international company. I spent months conducting programs in the US and Russia. During this time some Russian immigrants came to stay at my house. Fortunately, these visitors helped a lot at home and made life easier. At the same time, I wrote several books to be published by my company and co-edited a book for a major publisher. I am grateful I have a photographic memory so I can remember everything I see. Otherwise, I might not be that productive. In addition to my work, I have a family at home. Some of my children have had serious health problems from birth. But I try to handle those problems well and efficiently. With tremendous help from my parents, the kids are fed and clothed and educated. I am busy from the time I get up until the time I go to bed. My time has to be carefully planned. I do not like to be interrupted because I want to accomplish my goals. (Now listen again, please) Questions: 11. What was the speaker‘s previous job? 12. What helps to make the speaker productive according to the passage? 13. What does the passage mainly tell us? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Job interviews can generally be divided into three types. The first is what I would call the traditional interview. This is usually just a series of standard questions about qualifications, work experience and expectations. So what you have here is basically a list of quite direct questions, like what duties did you have in your previous job. This is still the model for a lot of interviews today. In my view, it‘s not the best to select staff. Then there is the case interview. Here the interview presents a problem and a series of questions to find out how the candidate would approach the problem. It might go something like this. A company wants to hire more graduates without spending more than its current budget. What would you advise them to do? This can be particularly challenging, for you need to analyze the problem and solve it.
The third type is known as the behavioral interview. The questions are usually designed to find out about how the candidates handle tricky situations in the past. A typical question might be: ―Can you give me an example of a situation where you have to follow orders that you didn‘t agree with?‖ This opens up a lot of information and the interviewer gets to see more of the candidate. (Now listen again, please) Questions: 14. What kind of questions are usually asked in a traditional interview? 15. What does the case interview focus on about the candidate? 16. What does the speaker mainly talk about? Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. W: Hi, Bruce. It‘s Naomi. M: Hi, Naomi. W: I am calling about the conference in Shanghai on Nov. 8. We‘ll have to make some changes. M: Ok. Go ahead. W: I don‘t think the Peace Garden will be big enough. We need a center that can seat at least 600. M: That many? Any suggestions? W: The Palace Center will be free that day. But it will mean increasing the registration fee by 50 dollars, from 800 dollars to 850 dollars. M: That won‘t be a problem. Anything else? W: Milan University says they are sending Carla Marisco instead of Professor Bertoni. But the talk will be the same: Opportunities and Risks in the African Market. M: Fine. Make those changes and I‘ll inform everyone at my end. (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer. Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. W: David, we all know you took up skateboarding at ten, but did your parents support you? M: Yeah, my parents even let me skate in the house. W: Did they? M: Yeah! They were pretty cool. W: How about your school work? M: That was fine. I was able to get my school work done with good grades. My only problem was that I had so much physical energy that I could not sit still in class. Then some teachers started taking my skateboard away.
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W: That couldn‘t stop you from skating? M: No way! The cool thing was that my parents managed to find me a different school. The headmaster there was wonderful. He let us plan our own PE classes. So guess what class I created? W: Skateboarding … M: You got it. That was my PE class. By that time I was turning professional and started showing off some techniques at competitions. W: Is that when your new style became famous? M: Yeah. Other skaters had this smooth flowing style, but I was kind of like a robot, always coming up with new tricks. (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. That‘s the end of Listening Comprehension. 听力测试到此结束。 联系我们：firstname.lastname@example.org