正在载入试卷 ...
2013年3月公共英语二级真题(部分)
试卷编号:212127
录入者 :七月
试卷总分:95
出卷时间:
答题时间:100分钟
 
 
第一部分 听力
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。.听音频:
回答1-5题。
1.
Who joined the company recently?[1分]
Some designers.
An art director.
Some photographers.
2.
What does the woman mean?[1分]
She knows the manager.
She just moved in here.
She is a visitor.
3.
What did the woman do last weekend?[1分]
She took a walk.
She went boating.
She stayed at home.
4.
Where is National City Bank?[1分]
On Elm Street.
On Oak Street.
On Poplar Street.
5.
What will Lisa do after work?[1分]
Pick up her friends.
Go for a drink with her friends.
Meet her friends at a repair shop.
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6~7题。
6.
What does the man think of the French restaurant?[1分]
The menu is too old.
It’s too far away.
The price is too high.
7.
Why does the man want to eating?[1分]
He’s in a bad mood.
He’s good at cooking.
He’s tired of eating out.
听下面一段对话,回答第8~10题。
8.
What is Tony’s nationality?[1分]
Canadian.
British.
French.
9.
Why has Tony come to China?[1分]
To find his roots.
To do banana trade.
To seek a better life.
10.
How does Tony find his experience in China?[1分]
Disappointing.
Interesting.
Crazy
听下面一段对话,回答第11~l3题。
11.
What are the speakers talking about?[1分]
A company meeting.
High school life.
Old schoolmates.
12.
What did Sally try to show her friends?[1分]
She was successful in business.
She was interested in Simon.
She was very happy.
13.
What do we know about Simon Fox?[1分]
He enjoys parties.
He likes the woman.
He is Sally’s husband.
听下面一段对话,回答第14~16题。
14.
When is the report due?[1分]
Today.
Tomorrow.
In three weeks.
15.
How does the woman sound?[1分]
Sorry.
Interested.
Unhappy.
16.
What is the relationship between the speakers?[1分]
Sister and brother.
Boss and employee.
Teacher and student.
听下面一段独白,回答第17~20题。
17.
What is the meeting about?[1分]
Moving to a new campus.
Running a new school.
Hiring new teachers.
18.
What does the speaker say about the Agriculture students?[1分]
They need bigger places.
They will stay where they are.
They’ll have their labs ready in a week.
19.
What is the plan for the History Department?[1分]
The students will move to the Law Building.
Everybody will stay in the old building.
The teachers will move later.
20.
Who will be in the downtown building?[1分]
Engineering students.
Law students.
Arts students.
第二部分 英语知识运用
第一节 单项填空
从A、B、C和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l上将该项涂黑
21.
-Your new cellphone looks so handsome.May I have a look?
-__________.You will like it.[1分]
Sure,go ahead
Not at all
It doesn’t matter
Take it easy
22.
It is Dad’s birthday and we__________for a meal to celebrate.[1分]
have gone out
were going out
are going out
have been going out
23.
Andy worked__________of all,so he always had the best performance in his class.[1分]
hard
the harder
harder
hardest
24.
How__________they bet here already ? They only left ten minutes ago.[1分]
will
can
should
must
25.
I enjoyed reading the story by Sarah Peterson.It was rather sad,__________.[1分]
though
instead
too
anyway
26.
Susan’s family lived a long way away,and she had no one to turn__________.[1分]
over
to
on
in
27.
__________his point,Kyle showed Ann the word in the dictionary.[1分]
Just prove
Just to prove
Just proving
Just to have proved
28.
Is this__________first time you’ve flown on__________British Airways?[1分]
me,/
the,a
as the
/,a
29.
The company has opened a new factory,__________many skilled workers are hired.[1分]
which
where
that
why
30.
We often feel__________when our efforts do not achieve what we hoped they would.[1分]
cut off
let down
put away
set up
31.
Clearly,he doesn’t have a plan,__________he would have said something.[1分]
but
unless
or
so
32.
The family reported their son__________the next morning after searching everywhere for a whole night.[1分]
misses
missed
to miss
missing
33.
I haven’t seen__________0f those two films,so I don’t mind which one we go t0.[1分]
either
none
both
neither
34.
Ann and Billy——together for 7 years when they decided to get married.[1分]
will be
are being
had been
have been
35.
My grandparents are both in their__________and they are still living a healthy life.[1分]
ninetieth
nineties
ninety
ninety’s
第二节 完形填空
阅读下面短文,从短文后所给各题的四个选项(A、B、C和D)中选出能填人相应空白处的最佳选项,并在答题卡上将该项涂黑。
根据下列材料,请回答36-55题:
Pilot Cabuk was at the control seat calling out his climb checklist after taking off.Keeping him company in the copilot’S seat was the plane’S owner,Doug White.
Cabuk began a____36______call to air traffic controllers in Miami,but____27______his voice lowered and his head fell to his chest.White____38______ him on the shoulder and tried____39______ him awake,but he was still.The plane was a mile above the earth,climbing up at a speed of 2,000 feet per mi-nute.And no one on board knew___40_______to get it safely to the_____41_____.
white got on the radi0.“Miami,”he said in a trembling(颤抖的)voice,“I’ve got to_____42_____ an emergency(紧急状态).My pilot fell ill and is in a terrible state.I need____43_____ uphere.”
Nate Henkels took the ____44______ at the Miami center.He was______45____;few aircraft had been as large as this one.Henkels instructed White t0 ___46_______ at the height of l2.000 feet.But the plane kept_____47_____.“Don’t worry.Pull back gently.”Henkels said,fighting his own ____48______.
The“gently”part proved _____49_____ .White turned left and moved around.which ____50______him on the proper course.“You’re doing well,”said Henkels.His _____51_____ voice had become White’s lifeline.Gradually white ____52______the plane and then dropped the landing gear(起落架).Fifteen minutes later,the plane was ____53______ 0n the runway,shining under the Florida sun after a perfect____54______ .Inside the Miami control center,____55______broke out.
36.
 [1分]
warning
particular
nervous
regular
37.
 [1分]
suddenly
gradually
peacefully
rapidly
38.
 [1分]
relaxed
beat
carried
tapped
39.
 [1分]
finding
keeping
shaking
forcing
40.
 [1分]
what
how
where
when
41.
 [1分]
ground
sky
place
seat
42.
 [1分]
reply
explain
declare
suggest
43.
 [1分]
help
medicine
a doctor
a captain
44.
 [1分]
voice
call
time
number
45.
 [1分]
shocked
amazed
ashamed
annoyed
46.
 [1分]
load
jump
measure
stay
47.
 [1分]
dropping
burning
rocking
moving
48.
 [1分]
illness
fear
desire
loneliness
49.
 [1分]
interesting
dangerous
foolish
effective
50.
 [1分]
changed
allowed
set
delivered
51.
 [1分]
anxious
urgent
calm
curious
52.
 [1分]
saved
lowered
directed
fixed
53.
 [1分]
sitting
waiting
racing
turning
54.
 [1分]
flying
diving
fighting
landing
55.
 [1分]
a cry
a fire
laughters
cheers
第三部分 阅读理解
Text 1
Two years ago,Dimas Aliprandi and Elton Plaster didn’t know of each other’S existence.Then they learned they had been switched(调换)at birth by mistake more than 20 years a90.The discovery didn’t bring bitterness.Rather,it led to the creation of a bigger family.
The chain of events started with Dimas,who was always wondering why he did not look likethe four sisters he grew up with.He was l4 when his doubts grew after watching a TV news report on babies getting switched at birth because of mistakes at hospitals.He wanted to do a DNA test,but it was too expensive for the family.
A decade later.Dimas did it on his own.The DNA test showed that he was not the birth son of the man and woman who had raised him.The news was a shock for his parents.They at first re-fused to befieve the results,but eventually decided to help him look for his biological parents.
The search began at the Madre Regina Protmann Hospital where records were checked.The hospital searched its records and found Elton Plaster was bom there on the sanle day.
The records led Dimas to the 35一acre farm where Plaster lived with his parents,Nilza and Adelson.in me town of Santa Maria de Jetiba,about 30 miles from the Aliprandi home in Joao Neiva.After tests,me Plasters discovered that Elton was the biological son of the man and woman that Dimas had been calling Morn and Dad for 24 years.Meanwhile,the couple Elton had always regarded as his biological parents were Dimas’parents.
About a year ago,Aliprandi and the parents who raised him accepted an offer from the Plasters to move to their farm,where they built a home.
“This is the way it should be.”Adelson Plaster recently told Globo TV.“We are all together and I now have two sons living and working here.”
56.
Who was the first to discover the baby switch?[1分]
Globo TV.
The hospital.
Elton Plaster.
Dimas Aliprandi.
57.
Where do the Aliprandis now live?[1分]
In Sao Pauo.
In Joao Neiva.
In Santa Maria de Jetiba.
In Madre Regina Protmann.
58.
What did the Aliprandis do when they knew about the baby switch?[1分]
They went to Globo TV for more information.
They helped Dimas find his birth parents.
They switched the hospital’S records.
They took another DNA test.
59.
Who are Elton Plaster’S biological parents?[1分]
The Plasters.
The Aliprandis.
Dimas and Elton.
Nilza and Adelson.
Text 2
Force of habit is a powerful thin9.How else can I explain why I spend$200 per month for a package of the Internet,TV,and telephone--most of which I don’t really need?My wife and I make most calls on our cell phones.We don’t watch much TV and nearly everything we want we could get online.So why not just pay for the Internet and forget the rest.
My answers are totally unreasonable:I’m 49 years old;this is how l’ve always done things;change is hard.Most of the U.S.population is in this same situation.Nielsen recently reported that although online video(视频)viewing has risen 35 percent in the past year,99 percent of TV vie-wing is still done on a traditional TV.But that is not the case for younger people,like my friend Dan Frohimer.a 27.year-old writer for a Website.Frommer pulled the plug(插座)on cable(有线的)TV in May 2008 and instead gets shows from the Intemet by a Macintosh computer connected to his LCD television.He cannot get everthing he’d like to see,but he has saved$1.500 0n cable-TV bills•The next generation--today’s young people--will likely never sign up for cable TV at all.
This is terrible news for cable companies.For decades they have had a wonderful business model,running the tollbooth(收费站)that stood between you and the shows.Now the Internet provides a way to get around the tollbooth,and cable companies are faced with a problem:do thev welcome the Internet and try to make money online,or do they fight the Intemet and try to delav the damage?The answer is to do both:delaying the fiend with one hand while racing to develop workable Internet business models with the other.
Problem is,even if the tollbooth stays up,it probably won’t make as much monev.The rule is that when the Intemet hits an industry,wherever you used to make dollars.you now make cents.For cable companies,the good old days may soon be over.
60.
Why do most people still watch traditional TV?[1分]
They have signed up for it.
They have no other choices.
They are in the habit of doing s0.
They fail to see what thev reallv like.
61.
What do younger people usually do nowadays?[1分]
Write for a website.
Get connected with cable TV.
Make money on the Internet.
Use the Internet instead of cable TV.
62.
According to the text,cable companies are threatened by__________.[1分]
population growth
people’s old habits
online video viewing
cable company tollbooths
63.
What is the problem faced by cable companies?[1分]
How to improve tollbooths.
How to make morey onev online.
How to survive in an Intemet age.
How to design attractive programs.
Text 3
The way people in the US travel to and from work has changed a lot in the last fifty years.Be.fore the Second World War,most people lived in the town or the city where they worked.Aimost everyone either walked to work or used a good inexpensive transportation system.Many of these systems were electrified and ran on tracks,so they used very little energy.
After 1945,the United States government built many new roads and highways.People moved farther and farther from the cities where they worked because they could drive their cars on these new roads from their suburban(郊区的)homes to work in the city.Some of the big car makers al-so bought the electrified transportafion systems so they could destroy them.As people stopped using public transportation,cities spent less money to fix old buses and trains or to buy new Ones.Public transportation got worse and worse.
In the late l960s,people found out that the increase in the use of cars led to many problems. There were always too many CarS for the highway system,and terrible traffic problems developed.People were spending hours in traffic jams getting to and from work every day.In addition,the air in many cities became dirty because of pollution from millions of CarS,and many people died in traffic accidents.
As people began to get worried about how the use of CarS was hurting the environment,cities began to spend more money on public transportation again SO fewer people would have to drive CarS.
When gas became very expensive in the mid一1970s,the number of people taking pubfic trans.portation began to increase.Because it is terribly expensive to build new public transportation sys.tems,it is very difficult to make big changes in the way people travel,but an increase in the use ofpublic transportation has begun.
64.
Why did some Car companies buy and destroy public transportation systems?[1分]
They were slower than CarS.
They were too old to be fixed.
They were trying to build better ones.
They wanted to sell more of their products.
65.
When did people in the US start moving away from where they work?[1分]
Before World Warll.
After l945.
In the late l960s.
In the mid-1970s.
66.
What makes it difficult to change people’S way of travelling?[1分]
Lack of money.
Shortage of gas.
Poor quality of highways.
Increased number of cars.
67.
What kind of transportation does the author seem to favour?[1分]
Electric Cars.
Bicycles.
Gas CarS.
Buses and trains.
Text 4
New York-By studying blindfolded college students who move through grass to find a chocolate scented(有…气味的)path by smelling,researchers say they’ve found evidence of a humallsmelling ability that scientists thought impossible.
The study shows the human brain compares information it gets from each nostril(鼻孔)to de.termine where a smell is coming from.And it suggests dogs and mice and some otller mammals(哺乳动物)do the same thin9,unlike what most scientists have thought.
People compare signals(信号)from each ear to determine the direction of a noise。But most scientists,idea has been that mammals can’t do it in the same way for smells,because their nostrils are too close together to get different signals.
“We debunked that.”said Noam Sobel of the University of California,Berkeley,who repor-ted the new results Sunday with graduate student Jess Porter and others on the Website of the maga-zine Nature Neuroscience.
The report isn’t the first to suggest the tw0—nostril idea.But Sobel and his team have now“opened the doors for full consideration of it.”said a researcher familiar with the work.
Most of the paper focuses on what a group of undergraduate psychology students could do in agarden on the Berkeley campus.
One outdoor experiment was designed to see if people could use just their noses to follow a 30-Foot-long path of chocolate scent through the grass.
The path was laid out with scented ropes.But the 32 students were blindfolded and equipped with thick gloves to make sure they couldn’t see or feel it.
Two.thirds of the students succeeded in following the scent.Another experiment found that the volunteers succeeded only one.third of the time with one nostril taped shut.
68.
What human ability does Sobel’S study focus on?[1分]
Smelling.
Hearing.
Touching.
Moving.
69.
What is the most commonly held idea among most scientists?[1分]
Most mammals have similar brain functions.
The nose and ears do not work in the same way.
It’S useless to experiment on smell ability.
Human’S smell is similar to the animal’S.
70.
In Sobel’S study,the students were asked to__________.[1分]
find the hidden ropes in grass
feel their way out of the garden
follow the chocolate smell
share chocolate bars
71.
What does the underlined word“debunked’’in paragraph 4 mean.?[1分]
Proved something wrong.
Had confidence in something.
Failed to find any evidence.
Re-examined the results of something.
Text 5
Rees HaU-Two Star Guesthouse
Thank you for choosing to stay at Rees Hall.Please take the time to read the following to enjoy a better stay.
BUILDING SECURITY(安全)
The white card will gain your entry into the building through the card reader on the inner wall next to the office window.We ask that you report any loss or damage to this card to US immediate-ly.
We ask that you do not leave any bags/boxes unattended.
Please make sure you lock your room door with the key when leaving your room.
FIRE SAFETY
Please familiarize yourself with the nearest fire exit(出口).
When the fire alarm is on,you must leave the building immediately and go to the gathering point outside the building,opposite Rees Hall on Southsea Common.DO NOT stop to collect per-sonal belongings or re-enter the building until permission is given.
Fire drills are carried out every Tuesday between 10:00 and 10:15 am.
SMOKING REGULATl0NS
For the convenience&comfort of all guests.smoking is not allowed within the building and at the front of the buildin9.We are able to offer an area for smoking in the courtyard.
CHECKOUT
On the day of your leave,you must check out of your room by 10:00 alil.
Storage of luggage after this time may be arranged through the front desk.
Failure to leave your room by 10:00 am will result in one extra day’s charge.
QUESTIONNAIRES(问卷)
The management team at Rees Hall is always looking to improve customer service levels,and we would be grateful if you would spend a few moments completing the questionnaire in your room and hand it to the front desk on your leave.
72.
For whom is the text written?[1分]
Guests.
Firemen.
Managers.
Attendants.
73.
According to the text,one needs the white card to__________.[1分]
open his room.
enter the buildin9.
go through the fire exit.
get into the smoking area.
74.
How often is the fire alarm drill?[1分]
Once an hour.
Once a day.
Once a week.
Once a month.
75.
For what purpose is the questionnaire used?[1分]
To organize a prize-giving activity.
To express one’S thankfulness.
To ask for more information.
To make the service better.
第四部分 写作
第一节 短文改错(76~85略)
第二节 书面表达
1.
假定你是李明,你计划去英国旅游并顺道看望英国朋友Sue。请给Sue写一封信,内容要点如下。
内容要点:
1.7月15日到达伦敦;
2.入住伦敦国王酒店;
3.停留10天;
4.何时方便看望Sue。
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。[20分]
参考答案:
【高分范文】
20th June,2013
Dear Sue,
It’s been ages since we last saw each other.I reallymiss you.How are you doing recently?
I am going to Britain for my summer vacation andmy night will arrive in London Oil l5th in July.I plan to stay in London for ten days.Then l will fly to LA.I have already made reservations at King Hotel.
Hopefully we can find some time to get together.I really miss the time we spent together in Beijing when you came to China.Please tell me in advance when you will be free SO that I Can make arrangements to see you.
I am looking forward to your reply.
Yours Sincerely,
Li Ming

≡ 本试卷共计76题,此处为结束标志。
examcoo™