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2012年9月公共英语二级试题
试卷编号:184553
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试卷总分:100
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答题时间:120分钟
 
 
第一部分 听力
第一节
听下面5段对话,每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话后,你都有10秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
1.
What are the speakers talking about?[1分]
Who will attend the meeting.
When to announce the news.
What to discuss on Wednesday.
2.
What will the man do?[1分]
Boil more water.
Have a cup of tea.
Make tea for Christine.
3.
Why is Sheila late?[1分]
She forgot the time.
She had to finish work.
She argued with her boss.
4.
What is the weather normally like?[1分]
Warm.
Rainy.
Cold.
5.
What does the man mean?[1分]
He likes his professor.
He wants a new task.
He needs more time.
第二节
听下面5段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有2至4个小题,从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项,并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话或独白前,你将有5秒钟的时间阅读各个小题;听完后,各小题将给出5秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。听下面一段对话,回答第6和第7题。 .
6.
What happened to the man?[1分]
His car broke down.
He broke his phone.
He lost his way.
7.
Why did the man fail to call the woman?[1分]
He had no time.
He forgot the number.
He had no coins.
听下面一段对话,回答第8至第10题。
8.
How many pieces of clothing need to becleaned and ironed?[1分]
Four.
Five.
Six.
9.
How much is the extra charge for thequick service?[1分]
5%.
15%.
50%.
10.
When can the man pick up his overcoat?[1分]
Nine o'clock today.
Tomorrow afternoon.
Sunday morning.
听下面一段对话,回答第11至第l3题。
11.
What do we know about the woman's oldjob?[1分]
It offered better pay.
It provided computer training.
It was farther from her home.
12.
What do we learn about the training?[1分]
It is paid by the woman.
It is partly done on work time.
It runs from Wednesday to Friday.
13.
How does the woman feel about her newjob?[1分]
Confused.
Satisfied.
Anxious.
听下面一段对话,回答第14至第l7题。
14.
What do we know about the man?[1分]
He is probably a long-time smoker.
He gave up smoking three years ago.
He smokes less than ten cigarettes aday.
15.
How often does the woman go to the doctorfor a check-up?[1分]
Once every year.
Twice a year.
Once every three years.
16.
How many test questions are discussedin the conversation?[1分]
Four.
Seven.
Eight.
17.
What change will the test probablybring to the speakers?[1分]
They' ll exercise more.
They' ll work harder,
They' ll rest more.
听下面一段独白,回答第l8至第20题。
18.
Why does the man always carry his iPodtouch?[1分]
To pass time enjoyably.
To talk with his friends.
To work while travelling.
19.
What do we know about life ten orfifteen years ago?[1分]
It was harder for people to get intouch online.
The Internet first came into use then.
People enjoyed life more.
20.
Why does the man think the sun is veryimportant for his life?[1分]
It makes him more active,
It allows him to think better.
It gives him a feeling of comfort.
第二部分 英语知识运用
第一节 单项填空
从[A]、[B]、[C]、[D]四个选项中,选出可以填入空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡1上将 该项涂黑。
21.
--Did Tracy allow you to stay in herhouse free?
_________![1分]
I do
I know
I Wish
I agree
22.
She was so tired that she fell asleep_________in her chair.[1分]
sitting
to sit
being sat
to have sat
23.
I would like to say a big thank-you toeveryone_________ has helped to make our meeting a great success![1分]
which
that
who
whom
24.
I_________ far too hard today and I'vegot such a headache now.[1分]
had worked
have been working
shall work
work
25.
It is difficult to design_________ programthat will meet _________various needs of all our users.[1分]
the;the
a; the
/;the
/;/
26.
--Would you mind carrying this book forme for two seconds, please?
--Oh_________,[1分]
go ahead
it's all right
let me see
with pleasure
27.
I think he'd like to stay at home thisevening rather than_________ out.[1分]
goes
going
gone
go
28.
Can you hold the bag for me _________ I open the door?[1分]
because
since
while
for
29.
The company is losing money and _________have to close down.[1分]
should
would
must
need
30.
He is certainly an _________ lawyer butpeople say that he lacks a human touch.[1分]
official
experienced
ordinary
unknown
31.
Allen guided us_________ the narrow streets to the station and saidgood-bye to us there.[1分]
through
between
into
off
32.
Before going out, Linda_________ aquick look at herself in the mirror on the wall.[1分]
will be taking
was taking
had taken
took
33.
The idea of opening a new cinema herewas not wise, as there are two here already, _________ usually half-empty.[1分]
neither
none
either
both
34.
It was extremely cold. _________ , it began to snow.[1分]
To make matters worse
After all
In any case
As a result
35.
I can't stand around chatting--I've gotthings to do this morning.[1分]
a million
million
a million of
millions
第二节 完形填空
阅读下面短文,从短文后各题所给的[A]、[B]、[C]和[D]四个选项中选出能填入相应空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡1上将该项涂黑。
"We are here, "my morn said. This was the first time I hadcome with my mother to a homeless shelter(救助站).We unloaded the food from the car and went 36 tothe dining area. My job was to offer 37 to everyone.
As I filled the large bowl with apples, oranges and bananas, I 38 myself for the task. How would I 39 them? "Mom,"I whispered. " 40 do 1 say to them? Can't somebody else do this?"She 41 her head. "Just treat them like people,Caroline. Just treat them like you'd treat 42 else. "I got up, held my bowl 43 , and left the kitchen. Many people crowdedaround me waiting to 44 their fruit. They were very polite, 45 me with smiles and kind words."Thankyou, ma'am," or "God bless (保佑)you"immediatelytook away all of my 46 . It was almost a shock to 47 so many thankful words.
As I walked outside, one man caught my eye. He reminded me of SantaClaus, 48 his sweet eyes and rosy cheeks. "Sir,would you like some fruit?"I asked. He looked at me and smiled. He lookeddown at his 49 . He was holding coffee and an empty plate. Helooked back at the fruit, 50 if he had room in his hands to carry it. 51 , he took a banana into the hand that held thecoffee, but then spilled(溅出 ) some of the coffeewith his nervous 52 . He thanked meand slowly 53 away.
As we drove away from the shelter that afternoon, I remembered my mornsaying,"I think we 54 over a hundred people today. "All Icould do was think of the faces I had seen, and I 55 how much they looked like mine.
36.
 [1分]
cheerfully
directly
specially
freely
37.
 [1分]
meals
soup
fruit
clothes
38.
 [1分]
prepared
held
considered
introduced
39.
 [1分]
smile at
talk to
look at
walk to
40.
 [1分]
Why
Where
When
What
41.
 [1分]
turned
raised
touched
shook
42.
 [1分]
everybody
somebody
anybody
nobody
43.
 [1分]
silently
tightly
happily
lightly
44.
 [1分]
load
offer
receive
eat
45.
 [1分]
thanking
filling
showing
catching
46.
 [1分]
words
shocks
fears
tiredness
47.
 [1分]
say
hear
repeat
remember
48.
 [1分]
apart from
except for
because of
instead of
49.
 [1分]
feet
plate
hands
bananas
50.
 [1分]
determining
seeing
guessing
wondering
51.
 [1分]
Firmly
Carefully
Gradually
Probably
52.
 [1分]
touches
eyes
movements
decisions
53.
 [1分]
walked
looked
ran
drove
54.
 [1分]
moved
fed
watched
caught
55.
 [1分]
recognized
realized
forgot
promised
第三部分 阅读理解
阅读下列短文,从每题所给的[A]、[B]、[C]和[D]四个选项中,选出最佳选项,并在答题卡1上将该项涂黑。
Text 1
I remember clearly the last time I cried. I was twelve years old, in theseventh grade, and I had tried out for the junior high school basketball team.I walked into the gym; there was a piece of paper on the wall.
It was ,a cut list. The boys whose names were on the list were welcometo keep on coming to practices. The boys whose names were not on the list hadbeen cut; their presence ( 出席 ) was no longer desired.
Ihad not known the cut was coming that day.I stood andstared at the list.The list had not been made with agreat deal of consideration;the names of the very bestplayers were at the top,and the other members of theteam were listed in what appeared to be a descending(下降)orderof basketball skills.I kept looking at the bottom ofthe list,hoping against hope that my name would appearif I looked hard enough.
Iheld myself together as l walked out,but when Igot home I began to cry.For the first time in my life.I had been told officially that l wasn’t good enough.Sports meant everything to boys that age;ifyou were on the team,it put you in the desirable group.If you were not,you might as well not bealive.
Allthese years later,I remember it as if l were still standingright there in the gym.I don’tknow how the mind worksin matters like this;I don’t know what went on in myhead following that day of cut.But I know that mydetermination has been so strong ever since then;I knowthat for all of my life since that day.I have done morework than I had to be doin9,put in more hours than Ihad to be spending.I don’t know if all of that camefrom a determination never to allow my’self to be cui again--never to allowsomeone to tell me that I'm not good enough again--but I know it’s there.And clearly it’s there in a lot of other successful men too…
56.
From thetext we learn that the cut list had names of pupils__________.[1分]
who were still in the team
who were the old players
who were hard—working
who were too young to play
57.
Why do youthink the author acted so strongly about the cut?[1分]
It forced him to change the team.
It listed his name at the bottom.
It was open to the public.
It hurt his pride.
58.
We mayinfer from the text that the author__________.[1分]
has learned to play basketball very well
has made friends with many other men
has never learned the troth of the cut
has become quite successful in lire
59.
Theunderlined word“it”in the last paragraph refers to__________.[1分]
the determination of never being leftbehind
the memory of being considered a weak boy
the decision of never playing basketballagain
the experience of being cut from asports team
Text 2
LeeLok Sze was the first woman in Hong Kong to reach both the North and SouthPoles.In1992 and l993,shewent to Mount Everest and the Taldamkhan Desert in Xinjian9.“l wanted to be an adventurer when l wassmall.I have loved reading adventure books since l wasa child.”Since 1970,Miss Lee has always been on trips,travellingto different parts of the world with a back packand asleeping ba9.
Shesaid that these journeys changed her values.“Aftervisiting these places.I started to treasure my lifemuch more than before.During this time,I came to realize how small I am in the universe,but nothing in this world is unsolvable(不可克服的).”
MissLee said she had a lot of unforgettable experiences on her journeys.There was one terrible storm at sea when she was returning from theSouth Pole.The whole team was happy to be re.turning home after a one year stay at theSouth Pole.During the storm,wavesreache.d heights of upt0 30 meters,as high as a 10-story buildin9.She stayedcalm at the time and took steps to protect theirresearch findings.She hoped the rescuers(救援者)would find them even if they lost their lives.Part of the ship was destroyed and a lot of water came in.Luckily they all survived,but she came away from the experience with a realization about the power ofnature.
Miss Lee is also the founder of the China Polar Museum Foundation.Building a polar museum has always been her dream.According to Miss Lee.me museum will useadvanced technology to help develop scientific work in polar areas.Als0,it will provide places for scientiststo do research.
60.
What isspecial about Miss Lee’s travel?[1分]
She was well equipped in her travel.
She traveled on her own to both Poles.
She was the first woman to Mount Everest.
She was the first HK woman to both Poles.
61.
Theexperience of the terrible storm at sea taught Miss Lee about__________.[1分]
the destructive force of nature
the need to do more research about sea
the importance of learning survivalskills
the adventurous spirit researchersshould have
62.
Why isbuilding a polar museum in China important according to Miss Lee?[1分]
It can help attract people to the Poles.
It will help advance studies of thePoles.
It will show how high technology is used.
It can save her from further trips tothe Poles。
63.
What wouldbe the best rifle for the text?[1分]
Fight Against Nature
Attractions of the Poles
A Survivor’S Story
A Brave Woman
Text 3
My interest in Chinese food started years a90,when l was a young reporter for the Washington Post.Our office Wasn’t far from Chinatown,where Ifound some very good Chinese restaurants.
The first time I ever ate Chinese food I loved it.I noticed the fresh taste of the meat and vegetables.When I learned more about the food,I beganto understand why it has this special feature.
Many years ago,China had an energycrisis(危机)because it lost much of its wood due to over populationand poor management of its forests.This loss was verybad for the country,of course,butit turned out to be very good for the food.Wood becamevery expensive and hard to get,so the Chinese had toeither find a substitute(替代物)for their valuable wood,or learn how to use it better.There weren’tany substitutes so people found ways to—economize.
In order to economize in cookin9,they had touse very little wood.So they started cutting their meatand vegetables into small pieces before they put them in the hot oil.That way,the food cooked faster and theysaved their fuel。The food prepared in this way kept itsfresh flavor(味道)一and it's thisflavor that attracts people from other countries to the art of Chinese cooking.
64.
This textis mainly about__________.[1分]
what caused Chinese food to taste fresh
how Chinese food is cooked in the US
when the author started to make Chinesefood
why most foreigners like cooking Chinesefood
65.
Accordingto the text,what makes Chinese food attractive toforeigners?[1分]
Its way of cooking.
Its long history.
Its special taste.
Its lovely look.
66.
The authormentioned the energy crisis to show__________.[1分]
it is important to protect the forests
it is necessary to find substitutes forwood
why the Chinese changed their way ofcooking
what problems a big population iscausing China today
67.
It can beinferred from the text that before the energy crisis Chinese food__________.[1分]
was cooked in rather large pieces
was cooked in water but not oil
didn’t taste good
didn’t look fresh
68.
Theunderlined word“economize”in paragraph 3 means__________.[1分]
to meet energy crisis
to find other forms of fuel
to improve cooking methods
to use carefully without waste
Text 4
Reading Aloud
Children learn quickly.Research shows that fastbrain development occurs in children younger than three years of age.Everyday parental activities such as readin9,singin9,and others can play a very importantrole in a child’s healthy development,Experts(专家)suggest that the single most important activity for building theknowledge required for Success in reading is reading aloud to children.This is especially so during the preschool years.
While listening to stories read from a book,children learn at a young age that the letters on the page areconnected to the words in our spoken language.They alsobecome familiar with the language in books.Parents helpchildren develop a lifelong love for books by reading aloud stories from books.
Reading aloud to children when they are young Call help theirunderstanding of the world in which they live.Theycan“travel”the world through the pages of books.Considerthe example of Anthony,whose mother has read to himsince birth。She says,“His firstvisit to the ZOO was a journey of rediscovery.”Rediscovery?Yes,although Anthony was seeing zebras,lions,giraffes,andother animals for the first time,he had already beenintroduced to them.His mother further ex.plains,“Anthony has become familiar withcountless people,animals,objectsand ideas,all between the covers of books,in his first two years of life.”
When parents take the time to hold their children in their arms and readto them ,the messageis clear:“I love you.”Phoebe,a mother in Canada,said of reading to her son.now eight years old,“My husband and I feel that this has helped Nathan to feel close toUs.He is open to us and often tells US what he isfeelin9.n has made a special connection.”
69.
What is themain idea of this text?[1分]
Reading aloud is good for children’searly development.
Children who start reading early will dobetter in school.
Stories told by parents will improvechildren’s listening.
It is good for children to start schoolearly.
70.
How mightAnthony have felt when he first visited the zoo?[1分]
He was surprised to see so many strangeanimals.
He was happy to recognize animals fromMother’s stories.
He was excited to discover interesting animals.
He was pleased to find animals on hisbook covers.
71.
Nathan’scase shows that reading stories aloud to children——.[1分]
helps them broaden their mind
makes them feel proud of their parents
improves their understanding of the realworld
strengthens the relationship betweenparents and children
72.
What doesthe underlined word“it”in the last sentence refer to?[1分]
The time spent in the zoo.
The message“I love you”.
Nathan’s openness.
Reading aloud.
Text 5
Avisit to the National Gallery(国家美术馆)brings you to one ofthe most beautiful buildings in the country.Opened in 1988,this is now the permanent(永久的)home of thenational art collection.
*Gallery Hours
Summer(mid.May--September):Daily,Monday to Sunday lo a.m.--6 P.m.;Thursdayuntil 8 P.m.
Winter(October--mid.May):Wednesday to Sunday lo a.m.m5 P.m.;Thursday until 8 P.m.
Closed Mondays,Tuesdays,and holidays.
*Tickets
Freefor the permanent collection.Tickets for some specialexhibitions.
*PublicTours
Free daily tours of the permanent collection at 11 a.m.and 2 P.m.
Grouptours can be booked--three weeks notice required.Tel:990—0570
*TheBookstore
Opensand closes with Gallery.Tel:990—0962
*EducationCenter
Organizes talks,tours,workshops and other special public and school programs.Tel:993—8876
*Library
Open to the public for purposes of research and study.Tel:998—7620
73.
If you are free only after 6 P.m.,0n what day can you go and visit the Gallery?[1分]
Monday.
Wednesday.
Thursday.
Sunday.
74.
If your school is going to organize someactivities in the Gallery, which number should you call?[1分]
998-7620
993- 8876
990- 0962
990- 0570
75.
If you want to visit the bookstore on aFriday in March, when would you go?[1分]
Between 10 a.m. and 5 p. m.
Between 10 a.m. and 6 p. m.
Between 10 a. m. and 7p. m.
Between 10 a. m, and 8 p. m.
第四部分 写作
第一节 短文改错
此题要求改正所给短文中的错误。对标有题号的每一行作出判断:如无错误,在该行右边横线上画一个
勾(√);如有错误(每行只有一个错误),则按下列情况改正:
多一个词:把多余的词用斜线(\)划掉,在该行右边横线上写出该词,并也用斜线划掉。 缺一个词:在缺词处加一个漏字符号(^),在该行右边横线上写出该加的词。
错一个词:在错的词下划一横线,在该行右边横线上写出改正后的词。
注意:原行没有错的不要改。
What is A best way to learn a language?We should 76.
remember that we all learned our own language well 77.
when we are children. If we could learn a second lan- 78.
guage in the same way, it would not seem such difficult. 79.
Think of what little children do. They listen A what people 80.
to say and try to imitate(模仿) what they hear. That is 81.
It important to remember that we learn our own language 82.
with hearing people speak it. In school though you learn 83.
to read and write as good as to hear and speak, it is best 84.
to learn all new word through the ears. 85.
76.
 [1分]
参考答案:
 the
77.
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参考答案:
 √
78.
 [1分]
参考答案:
 were
79.
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参考答案:
 so
80.
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参考答案:
 to
81.
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参考答案:
 It
82.
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参考答案:
 learned
83.
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参考答案:
by
84.
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参考答案:
 well
85.
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参考答案:
 words
第二节 书面表达
86.
假定你是李明。你的美国留学生朋友Jessica约你一起吃饭,而你因故失约。请给她写封短信道歉,并说明以下要点:
内容要点:
1.赶写论文,忘记昨晚约定;
2.约请她吃午饭;
3.地点:新开的法国餐厅;
4.时间:本周五上午11:30在校门口接她。
注意:
1.词数100词左右,开头和结尾已为你写好;
2.请直接将书面表达写在答题卡2背面。[15分]
参考答案:
Dear Jessica,
Iapologize to you that I didn’t go to the restaurant to have dinner with youlast night.
Ifeel awful about it and want you to know what happened to me last night.1 was in a hurry to write my essay,because Imust hand in it tomorrow mornin9.1worked Off it until 2a.m.That’s the reason why Ifor-got our appointment.
1want to invite you to have lunch in a newly opened French restaurant with me.1 will pick you up at1 1:30 a.m.this Friday at our school gate.Once again,I apologize for any inconveniencecaused.
Yourssincerely,
LiMing

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