2003年6月高等学校英语应用能力A级试题

Part I Listening Comprehension(15 minutes)


Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 3 sections.

Section A

Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues. There are 5 recorded dialogues in it. After each dialogue, there is a recorded question. Both the dialogues and questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C), D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1. A、Boating
    B、Walking
    C、Running
    D、Driving
2. A、She allows the man to smoke in the room.
    B、She will open the window for the man.
    C、She doesn’t like the man to smoke in the room.
    D、She doesn’t mind the man’s opening the window.
3. A、In a department store.
    B、In a bookstore.
    C、In a library.
    D、In a hotel.
4. A、Write a repor
    B、Type a report
    C、Check a report.
    D、Read a report.
5. A、A waitress.
    B、A salesgirl
    C、A housewife
    D、A receptionist.

Section B

Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short conversations. There are 2 recorded conversations in it. After each conversation, there are some recorded questions. Both the conversations and questions will be spoken only two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
6. A、One
    B、Two
    C、Three
    D、Four
7. A、Grass
    B、Vegetables
    C、Roses
    D、Trees
8. A、In a small yard.
    B、In a big garden.
    C、On the roof.
    D、In the greenhouse.
9. A、$70
    B、$20
    C、$10
    D、$17
10. A、He already had a lot of ties.
    B、He didn’t have enough money.
    C、He might get some from his children.
    D、He had to save money for his birthday.

Section C
Directions: This section is to test your ability to comprehend short passages. You will hear a recorded passage. After that you will hear five questions. Both the passage and the questions will be read two times. When you hear a question, you should complete the answer to it with a word or a short phrase (in not more than 3 words). The questions and incomplete answers are printed in your test paper. You should write your answer on the Answer Sheet correspondingly. Now the passage will begin.

11.How was the traveler when he got to the country inn?
      He was .
12. Why couldn’t the traveler get near the fire?
     Because the room was very .
13.Why did the people run out to see the horse?
     Because they were curious to see a horse eating .
14.What did the traveler do when the people went outside?
    He sat down beside the fire and  .
15.Who ate the fish in the end?
     .

Part II Vocabulary and Structure (15 minutes)

Section A
Directions:
There are 10 incomplete statements here. You are required to complete each statement by choosing the appropriate answer from the 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

16.Our president will hold a special party at May Flower Hotel tonight ________ your honor.
     A、with
     B、at
     C、in
     D、on
17.Not for a moment _________ the truth of your explanation about the event.
     A、we have doubted
     B、did we doubt
     C、we had doubted
     D、doubted we
18.Linda feels exhausted because she ___________ so many visitors today.
     A、has been having
     B、had been having
     C、was having
     D、had had
19.Because of the reduction of air pollution, this city now is a good place __________________.
     A、where to live
     B、which to live
     C、to live
     D、to be lived
20.Thousands of products __________ from crude oil are now in daily use.
     A、to make
     B、be made
     C、making
     D、made
21.____________ last Friday, he would have got to Paris.
     A、Would he leave
     B、Had he left
     C、If he is to leave
     D、If he was leaving
22.Jane always enjoys ___________ to popular music at home on Friday evenings.
     A、listening
     B、being listening
     C、to be listening
     D、to listen
23.She wanted to know __________ child it was on the grass.
     A、that
     B、whose
     C、what
     D、whom
24.This is the microscope ______ which we have had so much trouble.
     A、at
     B、from
     C、of
     D、with
25.He got a message from Miss Zhang _____ Professor Wang couldn’t see him the following day.
     A、which
     B、whom
     C、that
     D、what

Section B
Directions:
There are also 10 incomplete statements here. You should fill in each blank with the proper form of the word given in the brackets. Write the word or words in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.

26.Miss Cherry is a well-known singer. She showed(music) tendencies from her early age.
27.Most students (take) sixty credits by the time they graduate.
28.Yesterday I was late getting to the railway station, but (fortunate ) , the train was late, too.
29.The cause of the accident may never(discover ) in spite of the effort of the police.
30.The bank became suspicious after several large(withdraw) were made from his account in a single week.
31.It is required that every employee(come) in their uniform before 8:00 a.m.
32.The young man made several constructive suggestions about the environmental(protect) in this city.
33.(Judge) from last year’s experience, the coach knows he should not expect too much of his team.
34.The local government is trying to raise money to(modern) the city’s public transport systems.
35.When he was in hospital, the nurse had his temperature(take) every four hours.

Part III Reading Comprehension (40 minutes)

Task 1
Directions:
After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, marked 36 to 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A, B, C and D. You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Mountain climbers around the world dream about going up Mount Everest (珠穆朗玛峰). It is the highest mountain in the world. But many people who have climbed the mountain have left waste material that is harming the environment.

A team of Americans is planning the largest clean-up effort ever on Mount Everest. They will make the risky trip up the mountain next month.

The team of eight Americans will be guided by more than twenty Sherpas of Nepal (尼泊尔夏尔巴人). Their goal is to remove all the trash (废物,垃圾) they see. They will spend two months cleaning up the mountain by gathering oxygen bottles, fuel containers, batteries, drink cans, human waste and other kinds of trash. They are expected to remove at least three tons of trash in large bags.

Team leader Robert Hoffman is making his fourth trip up the mountain. He says he hopes to bring Everest to the condition it was in before the first successful climb fifty years ago. He says he hopes the effort will influence other people to clean up the environment.

Human waste on Everest is a major concern. So the clean-up team will take along newly developed equipment to collect and treat human waste. Over the years, the waste articles have polluted the mountain. In the warm season when the ice melts, the polluted water flows to Nepali villages below. The problem has gotten worse in recent years because climbing Everest has become more popular.

36. What are those Americans concerned about when they are planning the trip up Mount Everest?
A、The environmental pollution of the mountain.
B、The success in climbing up the mountain.
C、The equipment for their trip to the mountain.
D、The risks facing the climbers of the mountain.
37. From the passage we can learn that the clean-up effort__________.
A、is opposed by the local people
B、is the largest one supported by Nepal
C、is encouraged by the American government
D、is the greatest one ever made on Mount Everest
38. What does the American team plan to do on the trip up the mountain?
A、To make Everest even cleaner than it was.
B、To tell climbers not to leave waste materials.
C、To take away all the trash they could find there.
D、To collect and treat human waste before the ice melted.
39. Team leader Mr. Hoffman hopes to turn Mount Everest into ____________.
A、its former state a few years ago
B、its original condition half a century ago
C、a place with no pollution at all
D、the cleanest mountain in the world
40. What is probably the best title for this passage?
A、A Risky Trip Up Mount Everest.
B、Pollution on Mount Everest.
C、Mount Everest---Clean-up Effort.
D、Robert Hoffman and His Clean-up Team.

Task 2
Directions:
This task is the same as Task 1. The 5 questions or unfinished statements are numbered 41 to 45.

Chain stores have been developing rapidly in China during the past few years and taking hold of ever-increasing retail (零售) market share, an official survey indicates. The State Economic and Trade Commission (SETC) survey shows that the annual sales volume of China’s 20 biggest chains leapt last year by 43 percent and the number of their retail stores rose by 46.7 percent, while sales for the whole retail market grew by 10.1 percent. Shanghai Lian Hua Supermarket Company holds the top position with 14.06 billion yuan (US $1.7 billion) in sales and 1,225 retail stores.

The statistics indicate that the biggest stores are swallowing more market share, leaving little development space for medium and small stores, said analysts (分析家). Analysts also note that almost all the giant chains have their headquarters in East China, but they are likely to explore western regions in the near future. With China’s entrance into the World Trade Organization, its market is attracting overseas retailers too. The country is committed to opening gradually its retail business, and as a result, more chain stores from outside China will have a share of the pie. Successful domestic retailers are preparing to battle for market share. Shops like Hua Lian and Guo Mei, a giant home appliance distributor in Beijing, have announced ambitious plans for development.

41. According to the passage, Shanghai Lian Hua Supermarket Company is _____________.
A、a bargain shop
B、a chain of stores
C、a department store
D、a goods distributor
42. We learn from the first paragraph that ____________________.
A、the market share of the 20 biggest chains grew last year by 10.1%.
B、the number of retail stores in China increased last year by 46.7%.
C、sales of China’s 20 biggest chains increased last year by 43%.
D、1,225 new retail stores were set up in Shanghai in recent years.
43. Facing the challenge of foreign rivals, the Chinese chain stores will ______________.
A、fight for their market share with confidence
B、cooperate with foreign retail chain stores
C、shift their focus to western areas
D、form even bigger companies
44. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A、The biggest stores are enjoying most of the market share.
B、A number of chain stores have started to explore western areas.
C、Medium and small stores don’t have any space for development
D、China will allow more foreign investor to invest in its retail business.
45. The passage is mainly about _______________.
A、the rapid growth of big chain stores
B、the present and future retail market in China
C、the leading role of Lian Hua Supermarket Company
D、the competition between domestic and foreign chain stores


Task 3
Directions:
After reading the following introduction to the course on First Certificate in English, you are required to complete the outline below it (No. 46 through No. 50). You should write your answers briefly (in not more than three words) on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.

English for Cambridge Examination

This course prepares non-native speakers for the internationally recognized First Certificate in English.
Syllabus (课程大纲)

Speaking skills are taught as part of an integrated approach. Special emphasis is placed on the ability to communicate successfully at all levels. Listening skills are also taught as part of integrated approach. Extensive use is made of our modern language laboratory and video self-access center.

Grammar Practice is an essential part of the preparation for the examination. Students are introduced to word processing on computers.

Integrated into our basic syllabus for speaking, listening and reading are regular classes on British life and institutions including the legal system, politics and press. Literary (文学的) texts form a part of all courses.
Careers and future study

The FCE is an intermediate qualification internationally recognized in commerce, industry and higher education.

Admission
Application---refer direct to the Language Center, University Brighton, Falmer, Brighton BN 19PH for details and application form.

Contact
Course leader: Martin Wilson 211-0934398.

Training Course for FC

Intended for: (46) of English to obtain the internationally recognized First Certificate in English
Arrangement of its contents:
Skills to be trained:speaking, (47) and reading
Teaching aids available: Modern(48) and (49) self-access center
Contact person:(50)

Task 4
Directions:
The following is a list of terms frequently used in medical services. After reading it, you are required to find the items equivalent to (与……等同)those given in Chinese in the list below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in brackets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.

A--- Stock exchange
B--- Buying and selling stock
C---Stock market
D--- Current prices of stock
E--- Stock list
F---Capital stock
G--- Money paid for shares
H---Common stock
I--- Preference share
J--- Watered stock
K--- Stock transfer
L--- Stock company
M--- Share capital
N---Limited company
O---Public bonds
P---Government bonds
Q---Buying long
R---Stockholder
S---Stockbroker
T---Selling short

Example: (D) 证券行市

51. 证券市场         证券交易所
52. 证券行市          普通股
53. 股份转让          政府债券
54. 股份资本         优先股
55. 有限公司          掺水股票

Task 5
Directions:
There is an advertisement below. After reading it, you should give brief answers to the 5 questions (No. 56 through 60) that follow. The answers (in not more than 3 words) should be written after the corresponding numbers on the Answer Sheet.

Do you sometimes forget birthdays or important appointments? Don’t worry! Now you can get help from your computer. There is a new service on the Internet called on-line calendars. You start by typing in a list of important dates that you want to remember, like the birthdays of your family and friends. Later, you can add other appointments, plans and reminders to your list. The on-line calendar will send you an e-mail message to remind you about your mother’s birthday or your friend’s graduation day. If you don’t have time to go shopping, the on-line calendar lets you order present (such as flowers or a book) and pay for them by sending your credit card number. The on-line calendar also makes a list of your appointments and e-mails it to you every morning. This service is very convenient and easy to use, but it has one big drawback (缺点). You must remember to check your e-mail every day!

56.What is the name of the new service on the Internet?
.
57. How does the service remind you of the important dates?
By sending me .
58. How do you pay for the presents you order through the service?
By sending the number of my .
59. When can you receive a list of your appointments from the service?
.
60. What will you do in order to enjoy the service?
my e-mail every day.

Part IV Translation English into Chinese (25 minutes)

Directions: This part, numbered 61 to 65, is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. Each of the four sentences (NO. 61 to NO. 64) is followed by four choices of suggested Chinese translation marked A, B, C and D. Mark the best choice and write the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet. Write your translation of the paragraph (No. 65) in the corresponding space on the Translation / Composition Sheet.

61.Scientists are eager to talk with other scientists working on similar problem.
A) 科学家热衷于从事类似课题研究的其他科学家交流。
B) 科学家更容易与其他科学家谈话来解决相同的问题。
C) 科学家很乐意在解决类似问题时同其他科学家交流。
D) 科学家更容易就雷同的问题与其他科学家交谈。
62.Women are going after equality themselves instead of waiting for organizations to deliver it.
A) 妇女正在追求属于自己的平等,而不是组织机构给予的平等。
B) 妇女在等待组织机构带来平等,相反地自己则在后面跟随。
C) 与其等待组织机构赐予平等,妇女更愿意自己去追求平等。
D) 妇女正在自己追求平等而不是等待组织机构赐予平等。
63.It is still unusual to get a job without a face-to fact contact with your boss-to-be.
A) 未经与你未来地老板面对面接触就得到一份合同,这依然是很罕见的。
B) 不和你未来的老板面对面地签订合同就找到工作,这是非同寻常的。
C) 找到一份工作就不想和你的老板见面,这是不常见的。
D) 不和当老板的人见面就得到一份工作,这是很不正常的。
64.The standards and reputation of this organization are known around the world, and I know what an achievement it is to be here.
A) 这个组织的地位和贡献众所周知,我也知道来这里能取得什么样的成绩。
B) 这个组织的地位和名声众所周知,我也知道它在这里取得的成就。
C)这个机构的高标准和声誉举世闻名,我知道能在这里工作就是一大成就。
D) 这个机构的高标准和声誉举世闻名,我知道它在这里取得了很大成就。
65.E-mail lives somewhere between a phone call and a formal letter: it can be unprepared or carefully constructed. The trouble is that you cannot always be sure how the recipient (收件人) is going to interpret your message so it helps to be as clear as possible. You can do a few simple things to ensure that people don’t take offence.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write an ANNOUNCEMENT according to the following information in Chinese. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet.
      1. 事由:欢迎美国学生来我校参观
      2. 时间:2003年6月22日商务9:00至13:00
      3. 人数: 约35人
      4. 具体安排:

时间

地点

事项

8:40

校门口

集合,欢迎客人

9:00-10:30

接待室

开欢迎会,互赠礼物

10:30-11:30

校园、图书馆、实验室和语言实验室

参观

11:30

学生食堂

午餐

13:00

校门口

送别

Words for reference:
接待室:receptionist room
欢迎会: welcome party
食堂: student canteen

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