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2012年3月公共英语二级试题(部分)
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第一部分 听力
1.
What is the woman doing?[1分]
Buying a handbag.
Trying on a piece of clothing.
Drawing a picture of the countryside.
2.
What is the possible relationship between the speakers?[1分]
Family members
Classmates.
Co-workers.
3.
What is the man angry about?[1分]
Telephoning while driving.
Some women drivers.
Traffic lights.
4.
What does the woman mean?[1分]
She will choose the man.
The man was late in asking.
She may run for the position.
5.
What does the woman want the man to do?[1分]
Set up a museum.
Start doing exercise.
Stop buying cameras.
6.
How will the man's brother go to South America?[1分]
By ship.
By plane.
By train.
7.
What will the man probably buy for his brother?[1分]
A toothbrush.
A silk tie.
A clock.
8.
Where is Rick working now?[1分]
In a travel company.
In a hotel.
In a law office.
9.
How does Rick feel about his trip?[1分]
Excited.
Curious.
Nervous.
10.
When will Rick leave?[1分]
In three days.
In a week.
In a month.
听下面一段对话,回答第11-13题。
11.
What do we know about the grandmother?[1分]
She lives by herself.
She's as healthy as before.
She often does some cleaning.
12.
How long has the grandmother lived in Kentucky?[1分]
Since her husband died.
Since she was married.
Since her son moved away.
13.
What does the grandmother enjoy about her present life?[1分]
Being busy with housework.
Being with relatives.
Being with friends.
听下面一段对话,回答第14-17题。
14.
What was the woman talking about at beginning of the conversation?[1分]
Her story of completing a task.
Her experience of being lost.
Her trip abroad.
15.
What did the man do in the bar in Germany?[1分]
Met his friends.
Attended a lecture.
Gave a performance.
16.
How did the man find his way back to bar?[1分]
By following a man.
By looking at a map.
By asking an old woman.
17.
What do we know about the man?[1分]
He cannot stand the noise in the bar.
He doesn't like to wear T-shirts.
He doesn't speak German.
听下面一段独白,回答第18-20题。
18.
Who is the speaker?[1分]
A radio announcer.
A police officer.
A taxi driver.
19.
What makes driving a taxi a hard job in London?[1分]
Bad traffic.
Confused street names.
Large pollution in London.
20.
What will the speaker probably do if he's stuck on the road?[1分]
Have a map ready.
Be understanding.
Change directions.
第二部分 英语知识运用
第一节 单项填空
21.
—Ann has gone out.
— ________ What time did she go?[1分]
Well, isn't she?
Yes, she has.
No, she hasn't,
Oh, has she?
22.
You ________ be mad if you think Jake is going to lend you any money.[1分]
need
should
must
can
23.
In 1871, a fire in Chicago destroyed________ 1800 buildings.[1分]
as many
just as
the same as
as many as
24.
Hello! I________you were in London. How long have you been here?[1分]
don't know
hadn't known
didn't know
haven't known
25.
I wasn't sure whether I had come to ________ right office. There was no name on door.[1分]
a;/
the;a
a;the
the;the.
26.
—Would you like some help with the packing?
—________ . My neighbour's offered to help out. But thanks anyway.[1分]
All the same
It's all right
Take it easy
Come on
27.
The crowd wished the newly-married couple well as they left ________ their honeymoon.[1分]
to
in
for
about
28.
I'd never have guessed he was a Wilson-he doesn't look _______ his brothers.[1分]
one
that
anybody
anything
29.
________the success of our products in Europe, our next step is to move into the Ameri-can market.[1分]
Follow
Following
Having followed
Followed
30.
The question________ he should accept the offer or not troubled him greatly.[1分]
which
whether
that
why
31.
He________ forward to our camping, holiday the whole week, but unfortunately it rained every day.[1分]
had looked
is looking
had been looking
looks
32.
Johanna is the woman ________Maria is studying the piano.[1分]
of whom
with whom
by whom
in whom
33.
Bella is very kind and beautiful and works hard.________, she is a good girl.[1分]
To sum up
As a result
By the way
In the end
34.
Television, which first appeared in the 1920s, really changed the________ people viewed the world.[1分]
idea
direction
method
way
35.
Mark's first year at college was a time ________with excitement and enjoyment.[1分]
having filled
being filled
to be filled
filled
第二节 完形填空
I'm told that during an international game of chess (国际象棋), many beautiful moves couldbe made on a chessboard. In a decisive36in which he was evenly matched with a Russianmaster ____ 37____, Marshall found his queen under serious attack. There were several ways of ____ 38____,and since the queen is the most____39____piece, spectators (观众) thought Marshall would naturallymove his queen to ____ 40____
Deep in thought, Marshall used all his time to consider the ____ 41____. He picked up his queen,paused, and placed it down on the most ____ 42 ____ square of all-a square from which the queen couldbe____43____by any one of three enemy pieces.
Marshall had sacrificed (牺牲) his queen-an unthinkable move. Everyone else was ____ 44____
Then the Russian, and the____45____, realized that Marshall had actually made a____46____move.It was clear that no matter how the____47____was taken, the Russian. would soon be in a____48____posi-tion. Seeing this, the Russian admitted his defeat.
When spectators recovered from the____49____of Marshall's daring, they showered the chessboardwith money. Marshall had achieved____50____in a very unusual and daring fashion-he had____51____bysacrificing the queen.
To me, it's not____52____that he won. What counts is that Marshall had broken with standard____ 53____to make such a move. He had looked____54____the usual patterns of play and had been willingto consider an imaginative risk on the basis of his judgment and his judgment alone. No matter howthe game ____ 55 ____ , Marshall was the winner.
36.
 [1分]
experience
battle
game
chance
37.
 [1分]
player
person
winner
enemy
38.
 [1分]
support
attack
advance
escape
39.
 [1分]
suitable
powerful
respected
dangerous
40.
 [1分]
check
fight
safety
defeat
41.
 [1分]
condition
change
piece
action
42.
 [1分]
protected
undisturbed
unexpected
deserted
43.
 [1分]
frightened
guarded
discovered
caught
44.
 [1分]
imforted
disappointed
delighted
annoyed
45.
 [1分]
players
master
crowd
organizer
46.
 [1分]
smart
wrong
free
difficult
47.
 [1分]
game
money
queen
chessboard
48.
 [1分]
losing
favourable
leading
doubtful
49.
 [1分]
cause
blow
accident
shock
50.
 [1分]
prize
victory
progress
attention
51.
 [1分]
won
made
gained
earned
52.
 [1分]
important
exciting
unforgettable
unclear
53.
 [1分]
idea
thinking
chess
training
54.
 [1分]
into
further
ahead
outside
55.
 [1分]
came
was organized
was designed
ended
第三部分 阅读理解
Text 1
I was in my third year of teaching writing at Ralph High School in New York, when one of mystudents, 15-year-old Mikey, gave me a note from his mother. It explained his absence (缺席)from class the day before.
"Dear Mr. McCort, Mikey's grandmother, who is eighty years of age, fell down the stairsfrom too much coffee and I kept Mikey at home to take care of her and his baby sister so I could goto my job. Please excuse Mikey and he'll do his best in the future. P.S. His grandmother is OK. "I had seen Mikey writing the note at his desk. I said nothing. Most parental-excuse notes Ireceived were penned by my students. If I were to deal with them, I'd be busy 24 hours a day. Thewriters of those notes didn't realize that honest excuse notes were usually dull: "Peter was late be-cause the alarm clock didn't go off."
The students always said it was hard putting 200 words together on any subject, but when theyproduced excuse notes, they were excellent. So I decided to type out a dozen excuse notes and gavethem to my classes. I said, "They're supposed to be written by parents, but actually they are not.true, Mikey?" The students looked at me nervously.
"Now, this will be the first class to study the art of the excuse note -the first class, ever, topractice writing them. " Everyone smiled as I went on, "Today I'd like you to write An ExcuseNote from Adam to God' or ' An Excuse Note from Eve to God'. " Heads went down. Pens racedacross paper. For the first time ever I saw students so immersed (专心的) in their writing, theyhad to be asked to go to lunch by their friends.
The next day everyone had excuse notes. Heated discussions followed. But suddenly I saw theheadmaster at the door. He entered the classroom and walked up and down, looking at papers, andthen said, "I'd like you to see me in my office." My heart sank.
When I stepped into his office, he came to shake my hand and said, "I just want to tell youthat that lesson, that task, whatever the hell you were doing, was great. Those kids were writingon the college level. Thank you."
56.
How did the author know that most parental-excuse notes were written by students themselves?[1分]
The excuse notes were written in dull words.
The notes were more like stories than facts.
He called their parents and found out the truth.
The handwriting obviously looked like children's.
57.
What did the author do with the students found dishonest?[1分]
He reported them to the headmaster.
He lectured them hard on honesty.
He had them take notes before lunch.
He helped improve their writing skills.
58.
We can infer that when Mikey missed the class, he was[1分]
out enjoying himself
taking care of his baby sister
looking after his grandmother
studying the art of the excuse note
59.
What did the headmaster think of the author's way of teaching?[1分]
Effective.
Difficult.
Misleading.
Reasonable.
Text 2
Do you remember the Millennium (千禧年) Goals? When world leaders celebrated the year 2000 with a serious promise to reduce poverty (贫穷) and hunger, check the spread of AIDS, getboys and girls into school, and improve public health, all by 2015?
Well, three years down the road, and the UNDP's yearly collection of facts and figures alreadyshows that if we carry on as we are, the only goal likely to be met is that for reducing poverty by ahalf, and that is entirely due to the success of one country-China. It is so vast that the fast-grow-ing economy in China lifts millions of people above the poverty line, even though in Africa, LatinAmerica and the former Soviet Union, people have actually been getting poorer.
Otherwise, progress is good only in parts. East Asia should meet its goal of reducing hungerby a half by 2015, and Latin America and the Caribbean are not far behind, but at the present speedof progress, Africa and South Asia won't get there for another hundred years.
The good news is that it can be done-there are success stories. Ghana-an economic basketcase in the eighties and early nineties-has managed to find a way out of its difficulties and it's nowcomfortably in the middle range of countries, way ahead of the much more naturally wealthy Niger-ia. For Congo, Cambodia or Iraq, ruined by war, or every southern African country damaged by AIDS, there is a Mauritius or a South Korea steadily working its way up the league table towards abetter life for its people.
60.
Which of the millennium goals is likely to be met according to the text?[1分]
Improving public health.
Reducing poverty by a half.
Sending children to school.
Stopping the spread of AIDS.
61.
Which part of the world can meet the goal of reducing hunger?[1分]
The Caribbean.
Latin America.
East Asia.
Africa and South Asia.
62.
What economic situation is best expressed as "basket case" (Paragraph 4)?[1分]
Very bad.
Promising.
Unexpected.
Naturally developed.
63.
Which country is mentioned as an example of successful development in the text?[1分]
Conto.
Nigeria.
Cambodia.
Mauritius.
Text 3
Looking to improve your language skills, but you don't have the time to go abroad to attendschool? More and more universities around the world are offering opportunities for students to getdegrees online (distance education) from the comfort of their own homes, and many of these colle-ges and universities are accredited (官方认可的), meaning that they have met certain standards ofexcellence.
If you decide to take language courses online (or any subject for that matter), be sure thereare advantages in studying online. Its costs are usually lower, and you can study at your own pace(节奏), and you can easily get the materials 24 hours a day from almost any computer in theworld. However, you won't get the human interaction (互动) of meeting people face to face, asyou would if you were attending a school abroad in person.
On the other hand, the advantages of going abroad may include day-to-day chances to learn anew culture, to meet new friends with whom you can use and practice the language, and to see dif-ferent parts of the world. However, there may be a number of disadvantages for some students, in-cluding high costs, time away from one's school, family, or work life, and difficulty in gettingused to a new culture and way of life.
Whatever you do, consider a distance education program that meets your educational needs, iswhat you can afford, and equally important, provides you with chances tobeyond the class-room through cultural and educational activities.
64.
What is the purpose of the author in writing the text?[1分]
To discuss ways of improving language skills.
To persuade people to go abroad to attend universities.
To advise readers to meet different people from abroad.
To introduce online programs to people unable to go abroad.
65.
What is the disadvantage of studying a language online?[1分]
You may not be able to keep up with the program.
You may not meet your teachers in person.
The computer may break down any time.
The courses may last much longer.
66.
The third paragraph mainly discusses the good and bad things about_________[1分]
studying abroad.
classroom learning.
learning culture.
learning online.
67.
How is the text organizer'?[1分]
Topic-Comparison-Opinion
Question-Effect-Opinion
Topic-Examples-Effect
Question-Cause-Effect
Text 4
Understanding how nature reacts to climate (气候) changewill require checking key, life cycleevents-flowering, the appearance of leaves, the first frog calls of the spring-all around theworld. But ecologists (生态学家) can't be everywhere, so they're turning to non-scientists, some-times called citizen scientists, for help.
A group of scientists and educators set up an organization last year called the National Phenology Network. "Pbenology" is what scientists call the study of the timing of events in nature.
One of the group's first efforts is to ask scientists and non-scientists to collect information aboutplant flowering and leafing every year. The program, called Project BudBurst, collects life cycleinformation on a variety of common plants from across the United States. People taking part in theproject record their information on the Project BudBurst website.
"People don't have to be scientists-they just have to look around and see what's in theirneighbourhood," says Jennifer Schwartz, a scientist with the project. "As we collect this information, we'll be able to know about the changes of plants and animals as the climate changes."
Not only that, the information also helps scientists learn about how these changes will have aneffect on people, scientists examining lilac (丁香花) flowering in western United States reportedthat in years when lilacs flowered early--before May 20th-wildfires later in the summer and fallwere likely to be larger and more serious. Lilac flowering, then, could serve as an alarm bell.
"The best way for us to increase our knowledge of how plants and animals are reacting toclimate change is to increase the count of information we have," Schwartz says. "That's why weneed citizen scientists to get as much information from as many places on as many plants and animals over as long a time period as we can.
68.
Project Budburst aims to_________[1分]
study animal behavior all year round
invite citizen scientists to do scientific research
collect information on the life cycles of common plants
help ecologists learn about wildfires in western United States
69.
The author uses lilac flowering as an example to show_________[1分]
flowers could help prevent wildfires
plant flowering can be related to wildfires
some flowers are closer to our life than others
lilacs are the best plants to show climate change
70.
Why are citizen scientists invited to take part in Project BudBurst?[1分]
To give a hand in research.
To teach science to the public.
To help create a website of popular science.
[ D]To call people's attention to climate change.
71.
According to Schwartz, what can help people know more about climate change?[1分]
Taking a course on phenology.
Knowledge of life cycle events of plants and animals.
Efforts of ecologists to learn more about plant flowering.
Full support of citizen scientists to study climate changes.
Text 5
Planning Your Visit to the California Science Center
Hours & Admission
The California Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.except for Thanksgiving,Christmas and New Year's Day. The IMAX Theater is open daily. Please read our movie times page orcall 213-744-7400 for show information.
Admission to the Science Center's permanent (长期的) exhibition is free. Admission prices forthe IMAX Theater are based on age group, and lower-priced tickets are given to groups of 15 or morepeople. Ticket prices also apply to three Science center attractions: the High Wire Bicycle, theMotion Based Simulator and the Ecology Cliff Climb.
If you're coming in a group of 15 or more people, please check our. group reservations page.Food and bank services are offered for your convenience. For more information about Science Centerhours or programs, please contact us.
How to Find Us
South of downtown Los Angeles, the Californi.a Science Center is built in Historic ExpositionPark, just two blocks west of the Harbor (110) Freeway at the Exposition Boulevard Exit. There arebuses going to the Science Center. For more information, see Map & Directions.
Planning Tips
Don't miss our Special Exhibits. They change throughout the year, always offering new and inter-
esting ways to learn about science.
When you arrive, be sure to cheek at the Information Center for the day's special activities. Ifyou are with children under 7, stop by the' Discovery Rooms in Creative World or World of Life forsome hands-on learning.
72.
What should you do first if you are to visit the Center with a group Of 16 people?[1分]
Make a reservation.
Check up the programs.
Buy a map of the Center.
Reserve tables at the restaurant.
73.
Which of the following is free?[1分]
The Exposition Park.
The Motion-Based Simulator.
The High Wire Bicycle.
The permanent exhibition at the Center.
74.
If you plan to come to the Science Center, you can_________[1分]
call 213-744-7405
follow the Harbor Freeway
read Map & Directions
drive along Exposition Boulevard
75.
If you are with a six-year-old child, which place are you advised to go to?[1分]
Exposition Park.
IMAX Theater.
World of Life.
Ecology Cliff Climb.
第四部分 写作
第一节 书面表达
76.
假定你是李明。上周末学生会组织部分学生去附近社区进行了一次义务劳动,受到居民的欢迎。请你给校园英文报写一篇报导。活动内容包括:
1.打扫卫生;
2.浇灌花木;
3.帮老人干家务;
4.龈小朋友做游戏等。
注意:
1.词数100词左右,题目已为你写好;
2.可适当增加细节,以使行文连贯;
3.请直接将书面表达写在答题卡2背面。[15分]
参考答案:
Last weekend,the Students' Union organized somestudents to the community nearby for a voluntary labor.They did many things there.Some swept the floors,some watered the flowers and plants.Some helped theold do the housework.The others played games with thekids.For example,basketball,cards and also hide-and-seek,etc.All of them were very happy.At the momentwhen the students had to leave,the people there allthanked them and hoped that they would come again.

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