2005年1月浙江省大学英语三级考试试卷

Part I Listening Comprehension

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Section A
1.A、At home.
   B、In a restaurant.
   C、In a department store.
   D、In a factory.
2.A、Because she isn’t interested in the class.
   B、Because she is afraid of the teacher.
   C、Because she prefers reading outside.
   D、Because she doesn’t want to interrupt the class.
3.A、She is seriously ill.
   B、She doesn’t feel well.
   C、She is afraid of car driving.
   D、She wouldn’t like any drinks.
4.A、A clerk.
   B、An assistant.
   C、A customer.
   D、A passenger.
5.A、It’s windy.
   B、It’s cold.
   C、It’s warm.
   D、It’s rainy.
6.A、As a friend.
   B、As her daughter.
   C、As a wild cat.
   D、As her mother.
7.A、The man should ask someone else.
   B、She doesn’t have time to help him.
   C、he man should try to do it on his own.
   D、She’s afraid she can’t be of much help.
8.A、To wait for her turn.
   B、To fill in an application form.
   C、To make a phone call.
   D、To change her number.
9.A、A speech on television.
   B、An article in the newspaper.
   C、A meeting with the president.
   D、A conversation on the phone.
10.A、His house needs painting.
   B、He broke his ladder.
   C、He spilled some paint.
   D、His window is broken.

Section B

Passage One
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

11. A、They are all very successful.
       B、They only perform at night.
       C、Their popularity lasts for many years.
       D、They appear and disappear very soon.
12. A、Because he looks after their money.
       B、Because he pays for their clothes.
       C、Because he is important to them.
       D、Because he writes all the songs.
13. A、Pop-stars are rather poor.
       B、Pop-stars have quite a hard life.
       C、Pop-stars are all very rich.
       D、Pop-stars spend a lot of money on clothes.

Passage Two
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

14. A、It is the largest state in the US.
       B、It is the coldest state in the US.
       C、 It is the northernmost state in the US.
       D、It is the state with the least sunshine in the US.
15. A、To give free land.
       B、To provide free housing.
       C、To offer generous reward.
       D、To give financial aid.
16. A、May and June.
       B、June and July.
       C、July and August.
       D、January and June.

Passage Three
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

17. A、Middle school students.
       B、University students.
       C、Elderly people living alone.
       D、The middle-aged.
18. A、It’s not normal.
       B、It’s nothing serious.
       C、It’s understandable.
       D、It’s permanent.
19. A、They could not adapt themselves to the new environment.
       B、They missed their parents and old friends very much.
       C、They were afraid of their teachers and classmates.
       D、They were too proud to make friends with others.
20. A、More than 13 percent.
       B、More than 18 percent.
       C、More than 25 percent.
       D、More than 50 percent.

Part II Vocabulary

21.The teacher lost his _____ when the monitor told him that six student were absent.
     A、mind
     B、temptation
     C、sense
     D、temper
22.I’ve been so busy recently that I don’t know who has been _____ the US president.
     A、elected
     B、singled out
     C、chosen
     D、pick up
23.What a pity! There are no tickets _____ for the coming concert.
     A、approachable
     B、advisable
     C、accessible
     D、available
24. She was so _____ in reading the novel that she didn’t hear the bell ringing.
     A、concentrated
     B、absorbed
     C、attracted
     D、drawn
25.When I saw these old photos, I couldn’t help _____ what had happened ten years before.
     A、reminding
     B、recalling
     C、recognizing
     D、reserving
26.The company has promised to _____ no efforts on the cooperation with us.
     A、spare
     B、save
     C、share
     D、make
27._____, it looked simple. But, in fact, it was rather complicated.
     A、Firstly
     B、At first sight
     C、To begin with
     D、From the beginning
28.It was not a grand occasion, so we were allowed to wear _____ clothes.
     A、formal
     B、causal
     C、simple
     D、plain
29.Movies, sports and music are forms of _____. They help us relax.
     A、entertainment
     B、advertisement
     C、commitment
     D、agreement
30.It was the technician’s carelessness that _____ the accident
     A、put off
     B、brought in
     C、led into
     D、resulted in
31.Yesterday I bought a new tie to _____ this green shirt.
     A、go after
     B、go with
     C、go on
     D、go by
32.The cat was playing with a(n) _____ mouse.
     A、alive
     B、live
     C、living
     D、lively
33.It is _____ of Jane to often forget where she puts her things.
     A、typical
     B、individual
     C、peculiar
     D、particular
34.Mum took _____ of the fine weather to do washing on Saturday morning.
     A、chance
     B、advantage
     C、effect
     D、interest
35.The patient felt much better, so the doctor _____ him to take a holiday by the sea.
     A、suggested
     B、considered
     C、advised
     D、accepted
36.Try some of the cake. I _____ it especially for you.
     A、baked
     B、cooked
     C、fried
     D、boiled
37.The teacher told the students that they should review their lessons at _____ intervals.
     A、proper
     B、regular
     C、adequate
     D、moderate
38.Be _____. You can’t expect such a small child to do all the work on his own.
     A、honest
     B、serious
     C、logical
     D、reasonable
39.You have to buy some new shoes as these are _____.
     A、worn out
     B、broken down
     C、used up
     D、sold out
40.Because this picture is not genuine, it is completely _____.
     A、priceless
     B、worthless
     C、valuable
     D、invaluable

Part III Structure

41. By no means _____ possible for me to attend the party tonight.
      A、it is
      B、is it
      C、should it
      D、it should
42. Mary’s handbag with three credit cards and two thousand dollars _____ when she was on the train.
      A、was stolen
      B、were stolen
      C、has stolen
      D、have been stolen
43. Human beings are superior to animals _____ they can use language as a tool to communicate.
      A、in which
      B、in that
      C、for which
      D、for that
44. Your mobile phone needs _____. You’d better have it done tomorrow.
      A、repaired
      B、to repair
      C、repairing
      D、being repaired
45. By the end of this term, we surely _____ the first eight units.
      A、have finished
      B、had finished
      C、will be finishing
      D、will have finished
46. How many hours you spend in learning English _____ how well you can learn it.
      A、decide
      B、decides
      C、deciding
      D、to decide
47. It’s raining heavily. I’d rather you _____ to meet me.
      A、don’t come
      B、did not come
      C、won’t come
      D、not come
48. They were all very tired, but _____ of them would stop to take a rest.
      A、any
      B、none
      C、some
      D、neither
49. Television is another major means of communication, _____ us to see as well as _____ the performers.
      A、permitting; to hear
      B、permitting, hearing
      C、to permit; to hear
      D、to permit; hearing
50. The heavy rain _____, the students went on planting trees.
      A、had stopped
      B、stopped
      C、having stopped
      D、being stopped
51. _____ yesterday _____ I learned that the famous scholar would give a lecture on IT industry.
      A、It was not until; when
      B、It was until; that
      C、It was not until; that
      D、It was until; then
52. Whenever a pupil makes a mistake, teachers should show him how to correct it ____ punish him.
      A、other than
      B、rather than
      C、sooner than
      D、or rather
53. They said I shouldn’t have done that to help him. But I don’t regret _____ what I thought was right.
      A、to do
      B、to have done
      C、having done
      D、being done
54. The local government accepted the proposal put forward at the conference _____ the public transportation be improved.
      A、for
      B、which
      C、that
      D、how
55. _____ the introduction to the film, I had no desire to go to the cinema.
      A、Reading
      B、Having read
      C、Read
      D、To have read
56. Would you be _____ close the window for me, please?
      A、so kind to
      B、kind as to
      C、so kind as to
      D、kind enough
57. _____ side of the street is lined with all kinds of flowers.
      A、Both
      B、Neither
      C、Each
      D、Either
58. Sorry, Mr. Brown is out, and I have no idea _____.
      A、where he has been
      B、where he has gone
      C、he has been where
      D、he has gone where
59. When _____ why he was absent last time, he just stared at me and said nothing.
      A、asked
      B、to be asked
      C、asking
      D、was asked
60. We had to wait for a long time to get our visas, _____?
      A、didn’t we
      B、did we
      C、hadn’t we
      D、shouldn’t we

Part IV Reading Comprehension

Passage One
Questions 61 to 65 are based on the following passage:

In some countries as many as nine out of ten adults read at least one newspaper a day. Seen in purely business terms, few products can ever have been so successful in reaching as much of their market. Why do so many people read newspaper?

There are five basic functions of a newspaper: to inform, to comment, to persuade, to instruct and to entertain. You may well think that this list of functions is in order of importance but, if so, you would not be in agreement with the majority of the reading public. Of the two broad categories of newspaper, the popular and the quality, the former has a readership of millions, while the latter, only hundreds of thousands. Yet the popular papers seem largely designed for entertainment. They contain a lot of comment and persuasive language. The quality newspapers put a much higher value on information and a much lower one on entertainment.

It is not only in content that the two kinds of paper differ. There is a difference, too, in the style in which the articles are written. The popular papers generally use more dramatic language with a lot of word-play. Their reporters tend to use shorter sentences and avoid less well-known vocabulary. This means that popular newspapers are easier for a native speaker to understand, though probably not for a non-native speaker.

In order to decide whether a newspaper is a quality or a popular one it is now even necessary to read it, since you can tell simply by the way it looks. Popular papers are generally smaller with fewer and shorter articles. But they have bigger headlines and more photographs.

61. Out of 500, _____ adults read a newspaper every day according to the passage.
A、400
B、425
C、450
D、475
62. How does the writer describe a popular newspaper?
A、It carries many articles and few photographs.
B、It is intended to educate people.
C、It contains a lot of information.
D、It aims at entertaining people.
63. Which of the following words could be used in place of “categories” in Paragraph 2?
A、forms
B、types.
C、texts
D、parts
64. Who tend to read a quality newspaper more often?
A、Politicians.
B、Foreign visitors.
C、Sports fans.
D、Housewives.
65. What does the last paragraph tell us about the two kinds of newspaper?
A、Their difference in appearance and volume.
B、Their difference in the information given.
C、Their difference in readership and price.
D、Their difference in the language used.

Passage Two
Questions 66 to 70 are based on the following passage:

“It hurts me more than you”, and “This is for your own good.” These are the statements my mother used to make years ago when I had to learn Latin, clean my room, stay home and do homework.

That was before we entered the permissive period in education in which we decided it was all right not to push our children to achieve their best in school. The schools and educators made it easy on us. They taught that it was all right to be parents who take a let-along policy. We stopped making our children do homework. We gave them calculators, turned on the television, left the teaching to teachers and went on vacation.

Now, teachers, faced with children who have been developing at their own pace for the past 15 years, are realizing we’ve made a terrible mistake. One such teacher is Sharon Klompus, who says of her students – “so passive” – and wonders what happened. Nothing was demanded of them, she believes. Television, says Klompus, contributes to children’s passivity. “We’re not training kids to work any more,” says Klompus. “We’re talking about a generation of kids who’ve never been hurt or hungry. They have learned somebody will always do it for them. Instead of saying ‘go look it up’, you tell them the answer. It takes greater energy to say no to kid.”

Yes, it does. It takes energy and it takes work. It’s time for parents to end their vacation and come back to work. It’s time to take the car away, to turn the TV off, to tell them it hurts you more than them, but it’s for their own good. It’s time to start telling them no again.

66. In the permissive period, parents were told _____.
A、to leave their children alone
B、to go on vacation without their children
C、to encourage their children to work hard
D、to help their children with their schoolwork
67. How does Sharon Klompus describe her students?
A、They like to work out problems themselves.
B、It is easy for them to get hurt and angry.
C、They often make silly mistakes.
D、They are lazy and spoiled.
68. Which of the following is NOT true of the situation in the past 15 years?
A、Children have been allowed to watch television as they like.
B、Children have been forbidden to develop themselves.
C、Children have been allowed to use cars.
D、Children may or may not do homework.
69. What does the writer want to tell parents?
A、They should set a good example for their kids.
B、Kids should have more activities at school.
C、They should be stricter with their kids.
D、Kids should be pleased at home.
70. What would the writer say now about her mother?
A、She was hard-working and devoted.
B、She was not nice and kind.
C、She was lazy and careless.
D、She was right and wise.

Passage Three
Questions 71 to 75 are based on the following passage:

During her childhood, Rachel showed an interest in nature and in writing. After high school, she entered Pennsylvania State College for Women, aiming at becoming a writer. She switched to biology, however, thus setting the course of her life. Rachel went to Johns Hopkins University for further study and became a member of the zoology (动物学) staff at the University of Maryland.

For fifteen years, Rachel worked for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, writing and editing publications. Fortunately, her employer encouraged her to reach a larger audience. Rachel’s poetic style of writing in three books about the ocean caught the imagination of the general reader. Her rare talent as both a physical scientist and a gifted writer earned her the National Book Award for the Sea Around Us.

Rachel’s next book marked her as a leading fighter for the preservation of the natural environment. She began writing Silent Spring, knowing that she would be personally attacked and ridiculed. She continued writing despite the ill health that slowed her progress. Upon completing the book, she wrote to a close friend, “I have felt obliged to do what I could – if I didn’t at least try I could never again be happy in nature. But now I believe I have at least helped a little.”

Rachel Carson did more than help a little. Although both government and industry opposed her, specialists in public health, the press, and the public itself all supported her fight against the irresponsible use of insecticides (杀虫剂). Her book eventually led the government to ban DDT.

71. The passage describes Rachel as _____.
A、a writer and an editor
B、a scientist and a writer
C、an employer and animal lover
D、a professor and a poet
72. We know from the passage that Rachel was the author of at least _____.
A、3 books
B、4 books
C、5 books
D、6 books
73. Which of the following is true about the book Silent Spring?
A、The book gained great support from both the government and industry.
B、The book was written when Rachel was in good health.
C、The book is concerned with the oceans in the world.
D、The book deals with environmental protection.
74. The world “ridiculed” in Paragraph 3 most likely means _____.
A、counted on
B、praised
C、laughed at
D、employed
75. What does the writer IMPLY about banning DDT?
A、The public thought it was wrong to do so.
B、The industry was opposed to doing so.
C、The government was forced to do so.
D、The press did not care about it.

Part V Translation from English into Chinese

Directions: In this part there is a passage with 5 underlined sections, numbered 76 to 80. After reading the passage carefully, translate the underlined sections into Chinese. Remember to write your translation on the Translation Sheet.

It is difficult to imagine what life would be like without memory. The meaning of thousands of everyday perceptions (感觉,知觉), the bases for the decision we make, and the roots of our habits and skills are to be found in our past experiences, which are brought into the present by memory.

(76) Memory can be defined as the capacity to keep information available for later use. It includes not only “remembering” things like arithmetic or historical facts, but also involves any change in the way an animal typically behaves. (77) Memory is involved when a rat gave up eating grain because he has smelled something wrong in the grain pile. Memory is also involved when a six-year-old child learns to swing a baseball bat.

(78) Memory exists not only in humans and animals but also in some physical objects and machines. Computers, for example, contain devices for storing data for later use. It is interesting to compare the memory-storage capacity of a computer with that of a human being. The instant-access memory of a large computer may hold up to 100,000 “words” – ready for instant use. An average U.S. teenager probably recognizes the meaning of about 100,000 words of English. (79) However, this is only a very small part of the total amount of information which the teenager has stored. Consider, for example, the number of faces and places that the teenager can recognize on sight.

(80) The use of words is the basis of the advanced problem-solving intelligence of human beings. A large part of a person’s memory is in terms of words and combination of words.

76.
77.
78.
79.
80.

Part VI Translation from Chinese into English

81. 我们昨天看电影的那家影院是镇上最好的。

82. 这个实验表明,世上一切事物都在运动。

83. 这个月中旬爸爸送给我一台电脑作为生日礼物。

84. 今日的西湖已非几年前的西湖了。

85. 前几天我病了,否则我早就来看你了。