2004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、In a bookstore.
    B、In a bank.
    C、In a stack bar.
    D、In a library.
2. A、Because he’ll write a report.
    B、Because he’ll be with his friends.
    C、Because he doesn’t like the game.
    D、Because he doesn’t know the players.
3. A、Flowers
    B、Glasses
    C、A blouse.
    D、A dress.
4. A、The man can use her computer.
    B、The man can help himself to some food.
    C、The man should put the computer on the table.
    D、The man should help her to move the table.
5. A、Because she likes to live near a playground.
    B、Because the new apartment is cheaper.
    C、Because she needs a quieter place.
    D、Because the present apartment is too small.

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、To the Science Museum.
    B、To the History Museum.
    C、To the Art Museum.
    D、To the Space Museum.
7. A、About every four minutes.
    B、About every five minutes.
    C、About every six minutes.
    D、About every seven minutes.
8. A、The design..
    B、The price.
    C、The color.
    D、The size.
9. A、Black
    B、Brown
    C、White
    D、Gray
10. A、The discount.
    B、The weight.
    C、The quantity.
    D、The distance.

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 many parts does a conversation with a new friend usually consist of?
       .
12. What do you do in the first part of the conversation?
     We and tell each other our names or exchange name cards.
13.What is mentioned as an example of important matters?
       affairs.
14.What is usually avoided in the conversation?
      or unpleasant things.
15.What do you usually say to your new friend at the end of the conversation?
      We tell him we are happy to him.

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.This ATM has been out of service for a few days. It should ______ last week.
     A、fix
     B、be fixed
     C、have fixed
     D、have been fixed
17.We could not have fulfilled the task in time if it _________ for their help.
     A、was not
     B、is not
     C、had not been
     D、has not been
18.The hotel _______ during the vacation was rather poorly managed.
     A、as I stayed
     B、where I stayed
     C、which I stayed
     D、what I stayed
19.I stayed up all night _______ to find a new solution to the problem.
     A、trying
     B、have tried
     C、try
     D、tried
20.By the time you get to Shanghai tomorrow, I _____ for Chongqing.
     A、am leaving
     B、will leave
     C、shall have left
     D、had left
21.______ he is still working on the project, I don’t mind when he will finish it.
     A、In case
     B、As long as
     C、Even if
     D、As far as
22.If you are worried ___________ the problem, you should do something about it.
     A、with
     B、for
     C、on
     D、about
23.___________ with the developed countries, some African countries are left far behind in terms of people’s living standard.
     A、Compare
     B、To compare
     C、Compared
     D、Comparing
24.Li Lei didn’t meet the famous American professor ________ he was on holiday in America last year.
     A、unless
     B、until
     C、if
     D、whether
25.So _____ after she learned the good news that she could hardly fall asleep that night.
     A、excited the mother was
     B、was the mother excited
     C、C) the mother was excited
     D、excited was the mother

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.When(ask) why he came to the exhibition, he said that he had been interested in oiling painting for years.
27.My sister has recently got a job as a (reception) in a hotel.
28.There is a well-known proverb: “The more haste, the (little ) speed.”
29.Provided that there is no(object ) , we will begin with the next item.
30.If all the people agree on th(suggest) plan, we shall hold the sports meet at the end of this month.
31.There has not been a favorable(respond) to your plan so far.
32. (Give) more instructions, the students would have done the exercises much better.
33.There’s no use(bargain) any more. It’s fixed price.
34.Buying a house in such a neighborhood can be a (cost) business.
35.The villagers told us that a new bridge(build) across the river in a year.

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.

In many countries in the process of industrialization, overcrowded cities present a major problem. Poor conditions in these cities, such as lack of housing, inadequate sanitation (卫生) and lack of employment, bring about an increase in poverty, disease and crime.

The over-population of towns is mainly caused by the drift of large numbers of people from the rural areas. These people have become dissatisfied with the traditional life of farming, and have come to the towns hoping for better work and pay.

One possible solution to the problem would be to impose registration on town residents. Only officially registered residents would be allowed to live in the towns and the urban population would thus be limited. In practice, however, registration would be very difficult to enforce (推行);it would cause a great deal of resentment (不满), which would ultimately lead to violence.

The only long-term solution is to make life in the rural areas more attractive, which would encourage people to stay there. This could be achieved by providing encouragement for people to go and work in the villages. Facilities in the rural areas, such as transport, health and education services should be improved. Education should include training in improved methods of farming and other rural industries, so as to develop a more positive attitude towards rural life. The improvement of life in the villages is very important, because the towns themselves cannot be developed without the simultaneous or previous development of the rural area.

36. What does the word “urban” (Line 2, Para. 3) mean?
A、Of the city
B、Out of work
C、In a bad condition
D、Of enormous size
37. Large numbers of farmers have poured into towns because___________________.
A、 they can hardly support their families on farms
B、 they are unhappy with their life in the country
C、 the rural areas are too crowded with people
D、 they hope to have their own business
38. In the author’s view, solving the cities’ problem of overcrowding by strict registrations is ____________.
A、practical
B、possible
C、not realistic
D、not sufficient
39. According to the writer, the problem with crowded cities will be solved if _______________.
A、 traditional methods of farming are well kept
B、 conditions in rural areas are much improved
C、 the government can provide more jobs
D、 violence could be controlled in cities
40. Which factor is most important for people to be attracted to live in the country?
A、Their expectations
B、Their interests.
C、 Their income.
D、Their attitude.

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

Online services are managed by a host system that maintains a base of information available to satellite users. Users of so-called “dumb” terminals (i.e., those without processing capability) simply access the information base via programs stored on the system. Personal computer (PC) users typically access the host through a modem (调制解调器). A PC software program serves as an interface (接口) between the server and PC, allowing the user to operate through the online system and select different databases using a keyboard or a mouse.

National and regional online systems usually have local telephone umbers that PC modems can call to access either a local information base or an indirect long-distance connection, thus reducing long-distance telephone fees. Some online systems allow users to copy large volumes of information onto a local memory storage device, which also reduces the time the user is connected to the online system.

Besides offering a great number of different information bases, ranging from full-text journal libraries to reports of missing children, online services allow users to, for example, reserve airline tickets, buy stocks, purchase goods, and communicate with other users. In exchange for the service, users usually pay a monthly membership fee. They may also pay to connect to various databases on the service or to download information.

41. Online services work by providing users with ________________.
A、a base of information
B、dumb terminals
C、a host system
D、a satellite
42. How can the users of terminals without processing capability acquire the necessary information?
A、 They can simply use a keyboard or a mouse.
B、 They should use a modem to maintain the host system.
C、 They should connect their computer to a satellite system.
D、 They can access its base through the programs on the system.
43. If you copy the online information onto your PC device, you will _____________.
A、 save the time of connecting to the online system
B、 reduce the risk of losing information
C、 pay just local telephone charges
D、 get local information only
44. If you want to read full-text information online, you usually have to ______________.
A、 seek for a large amount of information
B、 be connected to various databases
C、 be introduced by the local library
D、 pay a monthly membership fee
45. The passage is mainly about __________________.
A、 the payment for online services
B、the functions of online services
C、 the development of online services
D、the relation between online services and the users


Task 3
Directions:
The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marker 46 to 50 in not more than 3 words in the table below.

Notice


Over the past month the Personnel Office has received numerous calls about the approval process for using the new “flex-time” (flexible-time) working schedule. In order to know how to take advantage of this system, please keep this notice in your records.

First, you must determine if you are eligible (条件合适的) to use a flex-time schedule. The flex-time system is designed for those employees whose jobs do not require them to answer telephones or to be available to the public between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. In addition, an employee must receive written permission from his or her department manager.

Then, you must submit a copy of Form FT, signed by your manager, to the Personnel Office.

The Personnel Office will notify (通知) you when approval is cleared; you may then begin your new schedule on the following Monday.

You may obtain copies of Form FT from Mary White in Room 129. If you have any questions, see your department manager—do not contact the Personnel Office directly.

Flexible Time Working Schedule

Users: employees suitable for using it
Application process:
1. get (46) and
2. (47) a copy of Form FT to the Personnel Office, and then
3. be notified by(48)
Starting time: (49)
Contact person if there are questions: the (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--- Word Trade Organization
B--- Uruguay Round
C---Dispute Settlement Body
D--- North American Free Trade Agreement
E--- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
F---Investment in non-productive Projects
G---Risk Management
H---Balance of International Payment
I--- Appeal Body
J---Bound Level
K---Common Agriculture Policy
L---Customs Value
M--- Environmentally-sound Technology
N---Export Performance
O---Food security
P---Trade Fair
Q---Technical Know-how Transfer

Example: (J) 约束水平

51. 风险管理
52. 共同农业政策
53. 技术转让
54. 上述机构
55. 争议处理机构

Task 5
Directions:
There is an advertisement blow. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements that follow the questions (No. 56 to No. 60). You should write your answers in no more than 3 words on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.

Better your English and customer service skills in a better career
Join our fast expanding team and you will be involved in customer service activities for our customers at our Data Processing Center. It’s a career opportunity where you can use and develop your language skills, your customer service skills and supervisory (监管) skills. Right now we are looking for:

Section Head, Correspondence
In this supervisory role, you will lead a small team to prepare written replies for customer enquiries and instructions according to our Company policies and guidelines. You will identify customers’ needs to ensure high service standards.

You should hold a degree, preferably in English, with supervisory experience in the service-related field, ideally involved in customer correspondence. As a team leader and decision maker, you must possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be proficient in written and spoken English and Chinese.

In return, you will be offered an attractive salary and other benefits. If you are interested, please apply by sending your detailed resume, quoting (引用) reference number SHC/G003 with expected salary by e-mail to :careers51@habc.com. hk

Applicants who are contacted within four weeks may consider their application unsuccessful.

56.What is the position wanted in the advertisement?
Section head of .
57. What are the responsibilities of the job?
To prepare written replies for customer questions and find out .
58. What’s the other qualification needed apart from a degree in English?
in the service-related field.
59. What favorable terms are offered for the job?
and other benefits.
60. How long should applications wait before they know the result?
At most .

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.Seen from the TV tower at night, the city looks even more magnificent with all its light on.
A) 夜晚,电视塔上的灯都装上了, 城市看上去显得更美丽。
B) 夜晚在市里看电视塔, 因为所有的灯都亮了,所以显得更华丽。
C) 夜晚,从电视塔上望出去, 所有的灯都亮了,城市显得更辉煌。
D) 夜晚,在电视塔上看这座城市, 要是所有的灯都亮的话, 城市看起来就更壮观。
62.Libraries other than those listed above require additional registration before you can access their collections.
A) 上面另列的一些图书馆, 需要遵守附带的条件才能进藏书库。
B) 上面还列出其他一些图书馆, 需要另行办理登记才能使用其藏书。
C) 除上面列举的图书馆外, 使用其他图书馆的藏书, 你还需要另行注册。
D) 在你能够获得他们的藏书之前, 图书馆列出了需要另行登记的书目。
63.His ignorance of the company’s financial situation resulted in his failure to take effective measures.
A) 他对公司的财务状况毫不理会, 自以为措施有效, 以至失当。
B) 他对公司的财务状况一无所知, 结果未能采取有效措施。
C) 他采取的措施无效, 使得公司的经营状况更加恶化。
D) 他不了解公司的金融状况, 结果采取的措施失败了。
64.They so behaved in the debate that we find it difficult not to admire them.
A) 他们在辩论中如此表现了一番, 以至我们不得不称赞他们。
B) 他们在辩论中变现非常出色, 我们很难不佩服他们。
C)他们在辩论中行为得体,使我们觉得难以超越他们。
D) 他们的辩论表现很糟糕, 我们很难不为他们难过。
65.According to Shanghai Daily on February 19, Shanghai Telecom (上海电信公司) started to supply the 2004 version of its “ Shanghai Yellow Pages” yesterday for free to its subscribers (用户). The 1700-page directory (电话簿), which has an English index, offers discount coupons (折扣券) for dinning and beauty-care services. It also offers a “Working Guide” and “Life Guide” columns. The company estimated more than 700,000 copies of the yellow pages would be distributed.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a notice of Contributions Wanted in English according to the following content given in Chinese. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet.

征稿启示 (Contributions Wanted)


内容: 1) 本报的主要对象为我公司员工; 出版日期为每个月的15日
2) 欢迎下列各种形式和题材的稿件:

    1. 各部门情况的报道
    2. 对我公司生产、销售、产品推广的意见和建议;
    3. 员工业余(spare time)生活
    4. 其他。

3)来稿请勿超过1000字;英文来稿要求打字。
4)来稿如不采用,三个月内退还作者。
5)联系人:林月
6)联系地址: 公司公共关系部

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