I. Listening Comprehension 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 conversation and the question 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 the basket to reach the windows. Q: What is the man's job? A. A basketball player. B. A laundry worker. C. A window washer. D. A rock climber 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? A. She is not hungry. B. She wants to cook. C. She is not tired. D. She wants to dine out. 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? A. Promising B. Isolated C. Crowded D. Modern 4. W: My printer is out of paper. I will run and get some. M: I will go with you. I need some fresh air. Q: Where will the speakers probably go? A. To a stationery shop. B. To a gymnasium. C. To a paint store. 1 更好的辅导，更美好的人生！ 400-018-7099
优盟教育中心 www.bestedu.org D. To a news stand. 5. M: I don't like the prices on the menu. They always seem too high. W: You will have a different view after eating the delicious food. Q: What does the woman mean? A. The man can see a different view. B. The food is not tasty enough. C. The man cannot afford the food. D. The food is worth the price. 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? A. She reads different kinds of books. B. She also finds the book difficult to read. C. She is impressed by the characters. D. She knows well how to remember names. 7. W: Why haven't we received any newspapers yet? M: Well, sometimes it takes a while for the post office to deliver it. Q: What can we learn from the conversation? A. The man will go to the post office. B. The post office is closed for the day. C. The woman is expecting the newspaper. D. The delivery boy has been dismissed. 8. M: My roommate and I are going to see a film tonight. And we are leaving at7:40.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? A. She is not sure if she can join them. B. She will skip the class to see the film. C. She will ask the professor for leave. D. She does not want to see a film. 9. W: Now that you are on 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? A． Fashion designing is a booming business.
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优盟教育中心 www.bestedu.org 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. 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? A. Few people drive within the speed limit. B. Drivers usually obey traffic rules. C. The speed limit is really reasonable. D. The police stop most drivers for speeding 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 coedited 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. 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? 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. B. A company manager. D. A school principal. B. A happy family. D. A good memory.
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优盟教育中心 www.bestedu.org C. Lynn’s great performance at work. D. Lynn’s efficiency in conducting programs. 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 interviewer 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 had 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. Questions: 14. What kind of questions are usually asked in the traditional interview? 15. What does the case interview focus on about the candidate? 16. What does the speaker mainly talk about? 14. A. Economic questions. C. Academic questions. 15. A. Work experience. C. Problem-solving abilities. B. Routine questions. D. Challenging questions. B. Educational qualifications. D. lnfomation-gathering abilities.
16. A. Features of different types of interview. B. Skills in asking interview questions. C. Changes in three interview models. D. Suggestions for different job interviews. 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. 1. W: Hi, Bruce, it's Naomi. M: Hi, Naomi. W: I'm calling about the conference in Shanghai on November 8th. We have to make some changes. M: OK, go ahead. W: I don't think the peace guardian will be big enough. We need a center that can seat at least 600.
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优盟教育中心 www.bestedu.org M: That many? Any suggestions?
W: The Palace Center will be free that day, but it will mean increasing the registration fee by $50. From $800 to $850. 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 would be the same, Opportunities and Risks in the African Market. M: Fine. Make those changes and all inform everyone at my end.
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2. 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. W: That couldn't stop you from staking? 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 P.E. classes. So guess what class I created. W: Skateboarding. M: You got it. That was my P.E. class. By that time I was turning professional and starting to show 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.
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What was David's schoolwork like?
He was able to get his schoolwork done __21__.
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 unable to __22__ in class. He let students __23__ of their own.
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第 II 卷 I. Translation Directions: 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) The show started with a piece of music familiar to people in their fifties. 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 Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given 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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1. C. 2. D. 3. B. 4. A. 5. D. 6. B. 7. C. 8. A. 9. B. 10. A 11. D. A school principal. 12. D. A good memory. 13. B. Lynn’s busy and successful life. 14. B. Routine questions. 15. C. Problem-solving abilities. 16. A. Features of different types of interview. 17. November 18. Center 19. 850 20. African 21. with good grades 22.sit still 23. plan P.E. classes 24. new tricks 第 II 卷 I. Translation 1. We enjoyed ourselves very much on this New Year's Day. 2. My uncle sent me a card to congratulate me on my eighteenth birthday yesterday. 3. After years of construction, this town is as lively now as it used to be before the earthquake. 4. The show started with a piece of music familiar to people in their fifties. 5.No sooner had she finished watching that programme about those extinct species, than she decided to join the Wildlife Conservation Organization. II. To whom it may concern: I’ve learned that an art exhibition is to be held and that you’re collecting suggestions on its location. I’m writing this letter to share with you my opinions. In my opinion, it is more advisable to hold the art exhibition in Shanghai Museum than in community libraries. My reasons are as follows. On one hand, it is more convenient for people to get to Shanghai Museum which is located in the center of the city. And the museum is much more spacious than community libraries, which provides visitors with a more comfortable environment for appreciating art. On the other hand, as a well-known museum, Shanghai Museum is more professional and experienced in holding art exhibitions. Its professional security guards and advanced facilities can better protect those famous paintings from being damaged or stolen. Therefore, I suggest the exhibition be held in the museum. Wang Min
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