一.听力Part Ⅲ LISTENING COMPREHENSION [20 MIN.] In Sections A, B and C, you will hear everything once only. Listen car
Part Ⅲ LISTENING COMPREHENSION [20 MIN.]
In Sections A, B and C, you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A STATEMENT
In this section you will hear nine statements. At the end of each statement you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
The speaker likes teaching because of ___.[0.5分]
What does the speaker mean?[0.5分]
Bad living conditions are due to the poor city.
Bad planning is responsible for poor living conditions.
Living conditions are bad because the city is too big.
Small cities have better living conditions than large ones.
What does the statement mean?[0.5分]
Many people are concerned about their security.
Social security bears no relation to population.
Most social security problems are caused by a few people.
Too many people may result in social security problems.
Passengers must check in to board Flight 998 by ___.[0.5分]
The speaker is probably a(n) ___.[0.5分]
The speaker thinks that___.[0.5分]
Ian achieved a lot as an athlete
Ian’s blind eye prevented him from athletics
Ian’s success depended on his childhood experience
Ian trained so hard in athletics as to lose one eye
Mrs. Clark is worried about her___.[0.5分]
The relationship between Susan and Jenny is ___.[0.5分]
What do we learn about Jack?[0.5分]
He is well-known for hard work.
He is pretty busy working.
He has overworked and hurt his sight.
He doesn’t like to have dinner with us.
SECTION B CONVERSATION
In this section, you will hear nine short conversations between two speakers.At the end of each conversation you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
What are they mainly talking about?[0.5分]
The conversation probably takes place in___.[0.5分]
The relationship between the two speakers is probably___.[0.5分]
We can infer from the conversation that the man is a(n) ___.[0.5分]
What will the man probably do next? [0.5分]
Turn off the tape recorder.
Turn up the tape recorder.
How does Lisa feel about her work? [0.5分]
The woman is going to the___.[0.5分]
Jackson changed his job because he ___.[0.5分]
hurt himself during his work
was not satisfied with his play
What does the woman say about the film?[0.5分]
It is hard to pronounce the name.
It is not going to be well received.
She has temporarily forgotten its name.
She has never heard of the name.
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
Questions 19 and 20 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
Nigeria returned to the Commonwealth after ___.[0.5分]
she had sentenced minority rights activists to death
the military had resumed control of the country
power had been handed over to an elected president
she had negotiated with Commonwealth leaders
The Commonwealth consists of ___countries which were former British colonies.[0.5分]
Questions 21 and 22 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
The space shuttle Discovery completed a ___mission upon to the Kennedy Space Centre.[0.5分]
When the spacecraft was going to land, ___.[0.5分]
it produced a lot of noise
there were scattered showers
people could see it high in the sky
people could neither see nor hear it
Questions 23 and 24 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 second to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
How many people died during the collision?[0.5分]
Three Albanians were arrested for___.[0.5分]
attacking the patrol boat
Question 25 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
Now listen to the news.
The news item is mainly about___.[0.5分]
efforts to salvage Sun Vista
negotiation with the ship’s owner
threats Sun Vista poses to passing ships
a newspaper’s comment on Sun Vista
Part Ⅳ CLOZE [15 MIN.]
Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the best choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
The translator must have an excellent, up-to-date knowledge of his source languages, full facility in the handling of his target language, which will be his mother tongue or language of habitual ( 26 )and a knowledge and understanding of the latest subject-matter in his field of specialization.
This is, as it were, his professional equipment.( 27 )this, it is desirable that he should have an inquiring mind,wide interests, a good memory and the ability to grasp quickly the basic principles of new developments. He should be willing to work ( 28 )is own, often at high speeds, but should be humble enough to consult others ( 29 )his own knowledge not always prove adequate to the task in hand. He should be able to type fairly quickly and accurately and, if he is working mainly for publication, should have more than a nodding ( 30 )with printing techniques and proof-reading. If he is working basically as an information translator, let us say, for an industrial firm, he should have the flexibility of mind to enable him to ( 31 )rapidly from one source language to another, as well as from one subject-matter to another,since this ability is frequently ( 32 )of him in such work. Bearing in mind the nature of the translator’s work,i.e. the processing of the written word, it is, strictly speaking, ( 33 )that he should be able to speak thelanguage he is dealing with. If he does speak them, it is an advantage ( 34 )a hindrance, but this skill is in many ways a luxury that he can ( 35 )with. It is, ( 36 ),desirable that he should have an approximate idea about the pronunciation of his source languages even if this is restricted to ( 37 )how proper names and place names are pronounced. The same ( 38 )to an ability to write his source languages. If he can, well and good; if he cannot, it does not ( 39 ). There are many other skills and ( 40 )that are desirable in a translator.
Part ⅤGRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY [15 MIN.]
There are twenty-five sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.
Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
I can’t go—for one thing, I have no money, and___I have too much work.[0.5分]
Even as a girl,___to be her life, and theater audiences were tobe her best teacher.[0.5分]
performing by Melissa were
it was known that Melissa’s performances were
knowing that Melissa’s performances were
Melissa knew that performing was
___ him tomorrow?[0.5分]
There is no doubt ___the company has made the right decision on the sales project.[0.5分]
Intellect is to the mind ___sight is to the body.[0.5分]
___I sympathize, I can’t really do very much to help them out of the difficulties.[0.5分]
The patient’s progress was very encouraging as he could ___ get out of bed without help.[0.5分]
He was___to tell the truth even to his closest friend.[0.5分]
Barry had an advantage over his mother ___he could speak French.[0.5分]
You needn’t worry ___ regards the cost of the operation.[0.5分]
___ is not a serious disadvantage in life.[0.5分]
During the famine, many people were ___ to going without food for days.[0.5分]
The computer can be programmed to ___a whole variety of tasks.[0.5分]
The team’s efforts to score were ___by the opposing goalkeeper.[0.5分]
I only know the man by___ but I have never spoken to him.[0.5分]
Being colour-blind, Sally can’t make a ___between red and green.[0.5分]
You must insist that students give a truthful answer ___ with the reality of their world.[0.5分]
In order to raise money, Aunt Nicola had to ___with some of her most treasured possessions.[0.5分]
The car was in good working ___when I bought it a few months ago[0.5分]
The customer expressed her ___for that broad hat.[0.5分]
In order to repair barns, build fence, grow crops, and care for animals a farmer must indeed be___.[0.5分]
His expenditure on holidays and luxuries is rather high in___to his income.[0.5分]
Although he has become rich, he is still very ___ of his money.[0.5分]
As the manager was away on a business trip, I was asked to ___the weekly staff meeting.[0.5分]
The ___ of the word is unknown, but it is certainly not from Greek.[0.5分]
Part Ⅵ READING COMPREHENSION [30 MIN.]
SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION [25 MIN.]
In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested
answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
The train clattered over points and passed through a station.Then it began suddenly to slow down, presumably in obedience to a signal. For some minutes it crawled along, then stopped; presently it began to move forward again. Another up-train passed them, though with less vehemence than the first one. The train gathered speed again. At that moment another train, also on a down-line, swerved inwards towards them, for a moment with almost alarming effect. For a time the two trains ran parallel, now, one gaining a little, now the other. Mrs. McGillicuddy looked from her window through the window of the parallelcarriages. Most of the blinds were down, but occasionally the occupants of the carriages were visible. The other train was not very full and there were many empty carriages.
At the moment when the two trains gave the illusion of being stationary, ablind in one of the carriages flew up with a snap. Mrs. McGillicuddy looked intothe lighted first-class carriage that was only a few feet away.
Then she drew her breath in with a gasp and half-rose to her feet.
Standing with his back to the window and to her was a man. His hands were round the throat of a woman who faced him, and he was slowly, remorselessly, strangling her. Her eyes were starting from their sockets, her face was purple. As Mrs. McGillicuddy watched, fascinated, the end came; the body went limp and crumpled in the man’s hands.
At the same moment, Mrs. McGillicuddy’s train slowed down again and the other began to gain speed. It passed forward and a moment or two later it had vanished from sight.
Almost automatically Mrs. McGillicuddy’s hand went up to the communicationcord, then paused, irresolute. After all, what use would it be ringing the cord of the train in which she was travelling? The horror of what she had seen at such close quarters, and the unusual circumstances, made her feel paralysed. Some immediate action was necessary,—but what?
The door of her compartment was drawn back and a ticket collector said, “Ticket, please.”
When Mrs. McGuillicuddy’s train passed through a station, it___.[2分]
Mrs. McGuillicuddy seems to be a (an) ___ person.[2分]
What she saw in the parallel train made her feel___.[2分]
She didn’t ring the communication cord immediately because___.[2分]
she was very much afraid
there was no point of doing so
she was too shocked to move
the ticket collector came in
I am one of the many city people who are always saying that given the choice we would prefer to live in the country away from the dirt and noise of a large city. I have managed to convince myself that if it weren’t for my job I would immediately head out for the open spaces and go back to nature in some sleepy village buried in the county. But how realistic is the dream?
Cities can be frightening places. The majority of the population live in massive tower blocks, noisy, dirty and impersonal. The sense of belonging to a community tends to disappear when you live fifteen floors up. All you can see from your window is sky, or other blocks of fiats. Children become aggressive and nervous - cooped up at home all day, with nowhere to play; their mothers feel isolated from the rest of the world. Strangely enough, whereas in the past the inhabitants of one street all knew each other, nowadays people on the same floor in tower blocks don’t even say hello to each other.
Country life, on the other hand, differs from this kind of isolated existence in that a sense of community generally binds the inhabitants of small villages together. People have the advantage of knowing that there is always someone to turn to when they need help. But country life has disadvantages too. While it is true that you may be among friends in a village, it is also true that you are cut off from the exciting and important events that take place in cities. There’s little possibility of going to a new show or the latest movie. Shopping becomes a major problem, and for anything slightly out of the ordinary you have to goon an expedition to the nearest large town. The city-dweller who leaves for thecountry is often oppressed by a sense of unbearable stillness and quiet.
What, then, is the answer? The country has the advantage of peace and quiet, but suffers from the disadvantage of being cut off: the city breeds a feeling of isolation, and constant noise batters the senses. But one of its main advantages is that you are at the centre of things, and that life doesn’t come to an end at half-past nine at night. Some people have found (or rather bought) a compromise between the two: they have expressed their preference for the “quiet life” by leaving the suburbs and moving to villages within commuting distance of large cities. They generally have about as much sensitivity as the plastic flowers they leave behind—they are polluted with strange ideas about change and improvement which they force on to the unwilling original inhabitants of the villages.
What then of my dreams of leaning on a cottage gate and murmuring “morning” to the locals as they pass by. I’m keen on the idea, but you see there’s my cat, Toby. I’m not at all sure that he would take to all that fresh air and exercise in the long grass. I mean, can you see him mixing with all those hearty malesdown the farm? No, he would rather have the electric imitation-coal fire any evening.
We get the impression from the first paragraph that the author___.[2分]
used to live in the country
used to work in the city
In the author’s opinion, the following may cause city people to be unhappy EXCEPT___.[2分]
The passage implies that it is easy to buy’ the following things in the country EXCEPT___[2分]
According to the passage, which of the following adjectives best describes those people who work in large cities and live in villages?[2分]
Do you think the author will move to the country?[2分]
Traditionally, the woman has held a low position in marriage partnerships. While her husband went his way, she had to wash, stitch and sew. Today the move is to liberate the woman, which may in the end strengthen the marriage union. Perhaps the greatest obstacle to friendship in marriage is the amount a couple usually see of each other. Friendship in its usual sense is not tested by the strain of daily, year-long cohabitation. Couples need to take up separate interests (and friendship) as well as mutually shared ones, if they are not to get used to the more attractive elements of each other’s personalities.
Married couples are likely to exert themselves for guests - being amusing,discussing with passion and point — and then to fall into dull exhausted silence when the guests have gone.
As in all friendship, a husband and wife must try to interest each other, and to spend sufficient time sharing absorbing activities to give them continuing common interests. But at the same time they must spend enough time on separateinterests with separate people to preserve and develop their separate personalities and keep their relationship
For too many highly intelligent working women, home represents chore obligations, because the husband only tolerates her work and does not participate in household chores. For too many highly intelligent working men, home represents dullness and complaints - from an over-dependent wife who will not gather courageto make her own life.
In such an atmosphere, the partners grow further and further apart, both love and liking disappearing. For too many couples with children, the children are allowed to command all time and attention, allowing the couple no time to develop liking and friendship, as well as love, allotting them exclusive parental roles.
According to the passage, which of the following statements is CORRECT?[2分]
Friendship in marriage means daily, year-long cohabitation.
Friendship can be kept fresh by both separate and shared interests.
Friendship in marriage is based on developing similar interests.
Friendship in marriage is based on developing separate interest.
The passage suggests that married couples become___.[2分]
hostile when guests have left
quiet when guest have left
The passage seems to indicate at the end that children___.[2分]
help couples reinforce their friendship
make no impact on the quality of friendship
may pose obstacles in marital friendship
command less time and care than expected
Sending a child to school in England is a step which many parents do not find easy to take. In theory, at least, the problem is that there are very many choices to make. Let us try to list some of the alternatives between which parents are forced to decide. To begin with, they may ask themselves whether they would like their child to go to a single-sex school or a co-educational school. They may also consider whether he should go to a school which is connected to a particular church or religious group, or whether the school should have no such connections. Another decision is Whether the school should be one of the vast majority financed by the State or one of the very small but influential minority of private schools, though this choice is, of course, only available to the small number of those who can pay. Also connected with the question of money is whether the child should go to a boarding school or live at home. Then there is the question of what the child should do at school. Should it be a school whose curriculum lays emphasis, for instance, on necessary skills, such as reading, writing and mathematics, or one which pays more attention to developing the child’s personality, morally, emotionally and socially. Finally, with dissatisfaction with conventional education as great as it is in some circles in England and certainly in the USA, the question might even arise in the parents’ minds as to whether the child should be compelled to go to school at all. Although in practice, some parents may not think twice about any of these choices and send their child to the only school available in the immediate neighbourhood, any parent who is interested enough can insist that as many choices as possible be made open to him, and the system is theoretically supposed to provide them.
Parents find choosing a school hard because___.[2分]
there is a limited number of choices
some schools are very expensive
some schools are government schools
they are faced with a variety of offers
According to the passage, some parents, if allowed, might let their children stay at home because they___.[2分]
don’t find conventional education satisfactory
don’t know how to choose among different schools
intend to educate their children themselves
find conventional education too expensive to pay for
What is implied at the very end of the passage ?[2分]
Most parents are unconcerned about the choices available to them.
Interested parents can request more school choices be open to them.
The educational system may not provide as many choices as expected.
Most parents usually send their children to the schools nearby.
SECTION B SKIMMING AND SCANNING [5 MIN.]
In this section there are seven passages with a total of ten multiple-choice questions. Skim or scan them as required and then mark your answers.
First read the following question.
The main purpose of the passage is to___.[2分]
warn people of pickpockets.
tell people what to wear.
describe how to catch thieves.
explain how to contact the police.
Now, go through TEXT E quickly and answer question 81.
Pickpockets operate in crowded places in the hope of getting easy pickings. Don’t make it easy for them. Keep wallets, purses and other valuables out of sight. If wearing a jacket, an inside pocket is the best place to use. If not, your possessions are safest in a pocket with a button-down flap.
Please co-operate with the police by reporting any crime or suspicious activity immediately, either by dialling 110 or calling at your nearest police station.
First read the following question.
The main topic of the passage is ___.[2分]
Now, go through TEXT F quickly and answer question 82.
It is widely accepted that China is a country faced with severe water shortages. Insufficient water resources have slowed agricultural development. And to
make matters worse, some of the traditional Chinese irrigation methods have wasted an astonishing amount of water.
In China today, the utilization efficiency of farming water is about 30-40 per cent. This figure stands in sharp contrast to developed countries’ utilization average of 70-80 per cent. The low utilization efficiency has resulted from the adoption of some traditional Chinese irrigation methods.
Only by using modern irrigation methods can we reduce water shortage in agriculture.
One of the advantages of modern irrigation methods is that they alone can save 20-30 per cent of the present volume of wasted irrigation water.
First read the following question.
The letter is about___.[2分]
cities in South-east Asia
Now, go through TEXT G quickly and answer question 83.
May 5th 2002
Hello again! Here are my holiday plans. I’ll leave on a tour of South-east Asia in August and will arrive in Singapore in September. Hope we’ll be able to
meet there. These are my travel plans:
August 28th London-Tokyo
September 1st Tokyo-Bangkok
September 4th Bangkok-Singapore
September 7th Singapore-Manila
September 9th Manila-London
Looking forward to seeing you again.
First read the following question.
Who will read the following excerpt from a pamphlet?[2分]
Now, go through TEXT H quickly and answer question 84.
Even if you are only going on a day trip to another country , accidents can happen. So please make sure you have adequate travel insurance.
TAKE CARE IN WATER
Bathing will cool you but remember that fatal accidents can happen very easily and in the most unexpected conditions. Adults should watch each other for signs of trouble when in water. Children should always be supervised by an adult who can swim well. Young children should never be left unattended near a stretch of water.
TAKE CARE ON THE ROADS
Traffic accidents are the major cause of death among travellers. Whetherdriver or pedestrian, always check on local traffic regulations.
First read the following questions.
How many performances will the Irish dancing troupe give between June 23 and 25?[2分]
Whose works will NOT be played at the concert?[2分]
Now, go through TEXT I quickly and answer questions 85 and 86.
Irish dance: The Irish International Dance Company, one of the most dynamic dance troupes in the world, will tour China with its classic production“ Spirit of t
he Dance—the New Millennium.”
The dancers include such famous names as Patricia Murray, one of the Irish dancing champions, and first rate ballerina Claire Holding.
Sponsored by China National Culture and Art Company Ltd., the dancing troupe will give three performances at the Century Theatre.
Time:7:30 pm, June 23-25
Place: Century Theatre, 40 Liangmaqiaolu, Chaoyang District
Telephone: 6551 - 8888
Piano solos: twenty Chinese and foreign piano music works will be playedby three young, promising pianists from the China Central Conservatory of Music.
Programmes include: “Consolation No 3 in D-flat major” by Liszt,“ For Elise” by Beethoven, “Turkish March” by Mozart, “Waltz in C-sharp minor” and “A Minute Waltz” by Chopin, and “Hungarian Dance” by Brahms.
Time:7:30 pm, June 16
Place: Beijing Concert Hall, 1 Beixinhuajie, Xicheng District
Telephone: 6605- 5812
First read the following questions.
When is the deadline for the competition?[2分]
The six lucky winners will ___.[2分]
Now, go through TEXT J quickly and answer questions 87 and 88.
Guiyang Customs and Scenery Competition
Fifteen questions for the Guigyang Customs and Scenery Competition were published in China Daily on May 5 and 7, and on China Daily’ s web edition on May 7. Participants, please answer the questions and mail the answer card to:Press Office, Guiyang Municipal People’s Government46 Zhongshan Xilu, Guiyang 550003, Guizhou, China or find the competitionon www. chinadaily, com. cn. Then answer the questions, fill in all information needed and click the button below to send it back.The deadline for the competition is June 15(subject to postmark).
The prize-drawing Ceremony will be held on June 18 in Guiyang City ,and six luck winners(three living in China,three from abroad)will be drawn from those who give correct answers to all questions. Their names will be published in China Daily and its web edition on June 19.
The six lucky winners will be invited to visit Guiyang from August 8 to 18.
First read the following questions.
If you want to travel to Shanghai on Air France on a Saturday, which flight would you take?[2分]
Does Lufthansa operate a flight between Beijing and Frankfurt everyday?[2分]
Yes, except on Saturdays.
No, only three days a week.
Now, go through TEXT K quickly and answer questions 89 and 90.
Air France ..................................................................... Tel: (010)6588 1388
Day From To Flight Departure Arrival
1 - 7 Beijing Paris AFl29 09: 40 14:15
1 - 7 Paris Beijing AFl28 15:55 07:40
2,4,7 Shanghai Paris AFlll 10:55 17:05
1,3,6 Paris Shanghai AFl12 15:55 09:05
Lufthansa ..................................................................... Tel: (010)6465 4488
Tel: (010)6465 4488
Day From To Flight Departure Arrival
1 - 7 Beijing Frankfurt LH721 10:30 14:25
1 - 7 Frankfurt Beijing LH720 17:25 08:30
1,2,3,4,5,7 Shanghai Frankfurt LH729 11:15 16:30
1,2,3,4,5,7 Frankfurt Shanghai 111728 17:10 09:25
Part ⅠWRITING [45 MIN.]
SECTION A COMPOSITION
Travel has become part of our life. And more and more of us have come to know the significance of travel through our own experience.Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words on the following topic:
TRAVEL BROADENS THE MIND
You are to write in three parts.
In the first part, state what the topic actually means to you.
In the second part, give one or two examples to illustrate your ideas.
In the last part, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.[12分]
Travel Broadens the Mind
Nowadays, travel has become a popular activity｡ More and more people have enough money to travel abroad or at home｡ As a matter of fact, travel has become part of our life｡ This situation is encouraging, for it not only broadens people‘s minds to the extend which may not be reached previously, but also relaxes the
m physically, which help people work out mental problems more actively｡
One of my best friends is so exclusively engaged in his works that he did not even know what was happening out of his own discipline｡ What’s worse, his progress was nearly little｡ After accepting my advice, he travelled a few cities and towns｡ The experience gave him a good opportunity of learning｡ Today, he gets a bumper harvest in his knowledge——the longstanding dream of entering graduate school comes true｡
In conclusion, travel opens our mind because it enables us to know about the history and culture of a nation｡ In a way, going on travels is like reading books｡｡
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING [10 MIN.]
Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
Yesterday you failed to turn up for the appointment with your teacher, Profess or Wang. Write him a note of apology and make a request for another meeting. You should also suggest the time for the requested meeting.Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy.[5.5分]
Dear Professor Wang,
I’m deeply sorry that I was unable to keep my engagement to meet you｡ I fear you are displeased at my failing to keep my promise, but I hope you will forgive me, for my mother was suddenly taken sick early yesterday morning, and I had to send her to hospital｡
I know you’re very busy these days, but I wonder if you could arrange for another appointment me｡ I look forward to your early reply｡