《财经职业英语》课程样卷

Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension(15%)

Section A

Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center.

1. A、He is confident.
    B、He is worried.
    C、He is bored.
    D、He is angry.
2. A、The man wants to go to Los Angeles.
    B、The man wants to go to San Francisco.
    C、There are no flights to Los Angeles for the rest of the day.
    D、There are two direct flights to Los Angeles within the next two hours.
3. A、She will do her best if the job is worth doing.
    B、She prefers a life of continued exploration.
    C、 She will stick to the job if the pay is good.
    D、She doesn't think much of job-hopping.
4. A、It will reduce government revenues.
    B、It will stimulate business activities.
    C、It will mainly benefit the wealthy.
    D、It will cut the stockholders' dividends.
5. A、The rent is too high.
    B、He can’t afford the high taxis.
    C、He doesn’t want to live in the suburbs.
    D、It’s too far away from his office.
6. A、The man should go to Edinburgh by air.
    B、The man should go to Edinburgh by train.
    C、The man should go to Edinburgh by ship.
    D、The man should go to Edinburgh by coach.
7. A、 Phone the Triumph for a reservation.
    B、Ask her parents to come a different weekend.
    C、Call local hotels again in a few days.
    D、Find a hotel again in a few days.
8. A、He decided not to sell the piano.
    B、 He’s looking for a place to store the piano.
    C、No one has bought the piano.
    D、He hasn’t been able to find an inexpensive piano yet.
9. A、He read the cabinet report.
    B、He read the newspaper.
    C、He listened to a radio report.
    D、His secretary telephoned him.
10. A、He is looking for a better employment on the West Coast.
    B、He’s looking forward to working on the West Coast.
    C、He hopes to keep working where he now lives.
    D、He expects his company to move to the West Coast.


Section B

Directions: In this section, you will hear two recordings. At the end of each recording, some questions will be asked about what was said. You will hear the recordings and the questions only once. After each question, there will be a pause. During the pause, you are required to read the four choices marked A, B, C, and D, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

11.A、¥12,000
     B、¥8,000
     C、¥10,000
     D、¥7,000
12.A、The price of the computer is comparatively high.
     B、The computer is equipped with a highly efficient electronic printer.
     C、The computer has excellent memory capacity and processing ability.
     D、The computer allows for the use of six different language.
13.A、Basic cell phone etiquettes
     B、Basic functions of cell-phones
     C、How to talk in public
     D、 Annoyance of telephone calls
14.A、Some cell phone users talk in a loud voice in public
     B、 Most cell-phone users don’t even realize how annoying they actually are.
     C、Cell-phone users don’t know where they can get a better signal.
     D、 Cell-phone users don’t use vibration mode in office.
15.A、talk at a normal tone.
     B、Avoid talking with others when on the cell-phone.
     C、Use text message more.
     D、Choose the vibration mode when in conference or office.


Part Ⅱ Reading ( 50% )

Section A(12%)
Directions:Read the following passages and the statements that follow. Choose the best answer for each statement from the two choices marked A and B, and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Task 1

    16. The UN report stated that future e-waste is going to be a much bigger problem in developed countries than in developing countries
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、
17.  Most electronic waste comes from developed countries where people are always buying the next new thing.
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、
18. This environmental challenge could allow developing countries to create many new jobs.
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、

Task 2

19.  The Opening Ceremony was somber at times because one of the athletes who was supposed to compete died tragically hours earlier.
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、
20.  The Georgian team wore black armbands in memory of their teammate.
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、
21. The track remained unchanged before the luge competition began.
    A、True
    B、False
    C、
    D、

Section B(6%)
Directions: Look at the tables and charts below. For each table or chart, there are four statements describing it. Choose the best statement from the four choices marked A, B, C, and D to match it .Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

22. The profits and costs (US dollars in thousand. Of Star Trading Corp. in the past five years.
    A、The income increased in 2002 but declined in 2003.
    B、The expenditure increased in 2004 and declined in 2005.
    C、Both the income and expenditure increased in 2004.
    D、In the year 2005, the expenditure increased faster than the income.

23. Train time table from A to G
       A、It takes the shortest time to ride on Bus 2 to get from A to G.
       B、There is no stop for Bus 5 at B.
       C、It takes Bus1 from A to G one hour and forty-five minutes.
       D、There are seven stops for each train.

24. ABC Company Export Sources in 2008
       A、About half of ABC’s exported products go to West Europe.
       B、ABC exports the same quantity of products to America and Japan.
       C、ABC Exports more products to other regions than to Japan.
       D、ABC exports most of its products to West Europe because there are more customers.
Section c(12%)

Directions: Look at the tables and charts below. For each table or chart, there are four statements describing it. Choose the best statement from the four choices marked A, B, C, and D to match it .Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

32. The profits and costs (US dollars in thousand. of Star Trading Corp. in the past five years.

Task 1

25. What is being advertised?
     A、Membership at a health club
     B、Eye exercises on videotape
     C、A home exercise machine
     D、 Light-weight glasses
26.  The phrase "double vision" in line5 refers to ______
     A、a turn-around process
     B、a training program
     C、the two-video set
     D、an eye problem

Task 2

27. The main focus of the presentation will be __________.
       A、 monthly expenditures
       B、monthly salary figures
       C、monthly sales figures
       D、staff meeting presentations
28. Who will give the presentation?
       A、the company president
       B、Megan Fallerman
       C、Steven Roberts
       D、future customers

Task 3

29. The Tsunami has brought us the following things except that___________.
      A、It has caused a death toll of about 300 people.
      B、The government has issued a state of catastrophe.
      C、The Tsunami was not strong enough to affect other countries.
      D、People had to go to higher ground
30.  Which of the following statements is true?
      A、This month's quake was larger than the one in Haiti, But since it was much deeper, much of the modern infrastructure was spared.
      B、This month's quake was larger and deeper than the one in Haiti and so the consequence must be more serious.
      C、This month's quake was larger and deeper, but it was unnecessary for the government to take it too seriously.
      D、This month's quake was larger and deeper it caused many more losses in Chile than in Haiti.
Section D(20%)
Directions: There are three passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions. Choose the correct answer to each of the questions and write your answer at the corresponding place on the Answer Sheet. Passage One

Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.

        In cities with rent control, the city government sets the maximum rent that a landlord can charge for an apartment. Supporters of rent control argue that it protects people who are living in apartments. Their rent cannot increase; therefore, they are not in danger of losing their homes. However, the critics say that after a long time, rent control may have negative effects. Landlords know that they cannot increase their profits. Therefore, they invest in other businesses where they can increase their profits. They do not invest in new buildings which would also be rent-controlled. As a result, new apartments are not built. Many people who need apartments cannot find any. According to the critics, the end result of rent control is a shortage of apartments in the city.

        Some theorists argue that the minimum wage law can cause problems in the same way. The federal government sets the minimum that an employer must pay workers. The minimum helps people who generally look for unskilled, low-paying jobs. However, if the minimum is high, employers may hire fewer workers. They will replace workers with machinery. The price, which is the wage that employers must pay, increases. Therefore, other things being equal, the number of workers that employers want decreases. Thus, critics claim, an increase in the minimum wage may cause unemployment. Some poor people may find themselves without jobs instead of with jobs at the minimum wage.

Supporters of the minimum wage say that it helps people keep their dignity. Because of the law, workers cannot sell their services for less than the minimum. Furthermore, employers cannot force workers to accept jobs at unfair wages.

Economic theory predicts the results of economic decisions such as decisions about farm production, rent control, and the minimum wage. The predictions may be correct only if “other things are equal”. Economists do not agree on some of the predictions. They also do not agree on the value of different decisions. Some economists support a particular decision while others criticize it. Economists do agree, however, that there are no simple answers to economic questions.

31. There is the possibility that setting maximum rent may ________ .
       A、cause a shortage of apartments
       B、worry those who rent apartments as homes
       C、increase the profits of landlords
       D、 encourage landlords to invest in building apartment
32. According to the critics, rent control _________.
       A、 will always benefit those who rent apartments
       B、 is unnecessary
       C、will bring negative effects in the long run
       D、is necessary under all circumstances
33. The problem of unemployment will arise____________.
       A、if the minimum wage is set too high
       B、if the minimum wage is set too low
       C、if the workers are unskilled
       D、if the maximum wage is set
34. The passage tells us_________ .
       A、 the relationship between supply and demand
       B、the possible results of government controls
       C、the necessity of government control
       D、the urgency of getting rid of government controls
35. Which of the following statements is NOT true?
       A、The results of economic decisions can not always be predicted.
       B、Minimum wage can not always protect employees.
       C、Economic theory can predict the results of economic decisions if other factors are not changing.
       D、Economic decisions should not be based on economic theory.

Passage Two

Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.

My father’s reaction to the bank building at 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue in New York city was immediate and definite: “You won t catch me putting my money in there!” he declared, “Not in that glass box!”

Of course, my father is a gentleman of the old school, a member of the generation to whom a good deal of modern architecture is upsetting, but I am convinced that his negative response was not so much to the architecture as to a violation of his concept of the nature of money.

        In his generation money was thought of as a real commodity(实物). that could be carried, or stolen. Consequently, to attract the custom of a sensible man, a bank had to have heavy walls, barred windows, and bronze doors, to affirm the fact, however untrue, that money would be safe inside. If a building s design made it appear impenetrable, the institution was necessarily reliable, and the meaning of the heavy wall as an architecture symbol dwelt in the prevailing attitude toward money.

        But the attitude toward money has, of course, changed. Excepting pocket money, cash of any kind is now rarely used; money as a tangible commodity has largely been replaced by credit. A deficit(赤字). economy, accompanied by huge expansion, has led us to think of money as product of the creative imagination. The banker no longer offers us a safe: he offers us a service in which the most valuable element is the creativity for the invention of large numbers. It is in no way surprising, in view of this change in attitude, that we are witnessing the disappearance of the heavy walled bank.

       Just as the older bank emphasized its strength, this bank by its architecture boasts of imaginative powers. From this point of view it is hard to say where architecture ends and human assertion(人们的说法) begins.

36. A、money is not as valuable as it was in the past
       B、changes have taken place in both the appearance and the concept of banks
       C、the architectural style of the older bank is superior to that of the modern bank
       D、prejudice makes the older generation think that the modern bank is unreliable
37. A、The former thinks more of money than the latter.
       B、The younger generation values money more than the older generation.
       C、Both generations rely on the imaginative power of bankers to make money.
       D、To the former money is a real commodity but to the latter the means of producing more money.
38. A、that is precious
       B、that is usable
       C、that can be touched
       D、that can be reproduced
39. A、ambitious and friendly
       B、reliable and powerful
       C、sensible and impenetrable
       D、imaginative and creative
40. A、cautious
       B、regretful
       C、positive
       D、hostile

Part Ⅲ Translation(10%)


Directions:In this part there are 5 Chinese sentences, numbered 41 to 45. Translate these sentences into Chinese and write them on the Translation Sheet.

41.The function of accounting is( 把有用的信息提供给人们).
 
42.They (预先支付了50美元) and made reservations at a hotel.


43.He is just trying to make his own money (不去关心社会的整体利益).

44.China will make great efforts ( 改善投资环境).


45. The technology improved shall enable the product (在国际市场上有竞争力).

 

Part IV Writing (25%)

Section A (10%)
Directions: Suppose you were a bank clerk and you were changing Yen into Renminbi for a Japanese tourist. Please fill in the missing information to make the conversation complete.

A: (46).

B: Is it possible for me to change Yen into Renminbi here?

A: (47).

B: I have about 50 000 Yen. But what rate are you giving?

A: (48).

B: Sounds good. But I’d like to have some small bills.

A: (49).

B: I do appreciate your help.

A: (50).

Section B (15%)
Directions: For this part, you are required to write a report describing the information in the graph below. You should write at least 150 words and you should spend about 20 minutes on this task.