2005年1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、It’s attractive.
    B、It’s exciting.
    C、It’s important.
    D、It’s boring.
2. A、At a railway station.
    B、At a bank.
    C、At an airport.
    D、At a parking lot.
3. A、By referring to the receptionist.
    B、By calling the telephone operator.
    C、By asking his friend.
    D、By finding it in the phone book.
4. A、He’s the boss.
    B、He’s a visitor.
    C、He’s a new employee.
    D、He’s the woman’s friend.
5. A、$400
    B、$200
    C、$300.
    D、$150.

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、Sports wear
    B、Holiday wear.
    C、Summer wear.
    D、Casual wear.
7. A、See more examples.
    B、Try on some T-shirts.
    C、 Meet the designers
    D、Place an order.
8. A、He wanted to check the order number.
    B、He wanted to order some computers.
    C、He wanted to report on the problem.
    D、He wanted to see the secretary.
9. A、They got a wrong order number from the caller.
    B、They failed to deliver the computers on time.
    C、They couldn’t find the order form.
    D、They made a wrong delivery.
10. A、The salesman.
    B、The manager.
    C、Mr. Peterson.
    D、Mary

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.Why do more middle-aged adults have to take care of their aging parents?
      Because people are living .
12. What does the speaker think of the job of taking care of an aging parent?
      It’s .
13.How are the family roles changed?
      The dependent parents are cared for as if they were .
14.What can a nursing home do for aging parents?
     It provides them with proper .
15.What benefit can middle-aged adults get by sending their parents to a nursing home?
      They can return to their .

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._____________ he was seriously ill, I wouldn’t have told him the truth.
     A、If I knew
     B、If I know
     C、Had I known
     D、Did I know
17.She got to know the young man very well ________ she had worked for so long.
     A、to whom
     B、in whom
     C、whom
     D、 with whom
18.The car _________ by the side of the road and the driver tried to repair it.
     A、breaks down
     B、was breaking down
     C、has broken down
     D、broke down
19.When he went out, he would wear sunglasses _______ nobody would recognize him.
     A、so that
     B、now that
     C、as though
     D、in case
20.We were all excited at the news ______ our annual sales had more than doubled.
     A、which
     B、that
     C、it
     D、what
21.Some people think ______ about their rights than they do about their responsibilities.
     A、so much
     B、too much
     C、much more
     D、much too
22.The City of London, _____ repeatedly in 1940 and 1941, lost many of its famous churches.
     A、bombed
     B、to bomb
     C、bombing
     D、having bombed
23._____ traveling expenses rising a lot, Mrs. White had to change all her plans for the tour.
     A、Since
     B、As for
     C、By
     D、With
24.I felt so embarrassed that I couldn’t do anything but _______ there when I first met my personal boss..
     A、to sit
     B、sitting
     C、sat
     D、sit
25.With the introduction of the computer, libraries today are quite different from _____ they were in the past.
     A、that
     B、what
     C、which
     D、those

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.It is important that he(be) called back immediately.
27.It is(reason) for parents to pay for their children’s education.
28.As the meeting a (propose ) was put forward by John Smith.
29.As a rule, readers(not allow ) to take dictionaries out of the reading room.
30.It has been a long winter, and we’re(eager) waiting for the coming of the spring.
31.They fully recognized the enormous(strong) and influence of the union.
32.By the end of last year, nearly a million cars (produce) in that auto factory.
33.(Take) the financial difficulties into consideration, we’d better put off the plan until next year.
34.Dr. Richard, together with his wife and three children, (be) to arrive in Beijing this afternoon.
35.The global average air temperature is believed(rise) in the near future.

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.

The eight airlines of the One-world alliance (联盟) have joined forces to give world travelers a simple way to plan and book a round-the world journey. It’s called the One-world Explorer program.

One-world Explorer is the perfect solution for a once-in-a-lifetime holiday or an extended business trip. It’s a great way for you to explore the four corners of the earth in the safe hands of the eight One-world airlines.

You can have hundreds of destinations to choose from, because the One-world network covers the globe. And, as you travel around the world, you’ll have the support of 260,000 people from all our airlines, who are devoted to the success of your journey, helping you make smooth transfers and offering support all along the way.

The One-world goal is to make global travel easier and more rewarding for everyone of our travelers. We try our best to make you fell at home, no matter how far from home your journey may take you.

We can offer travelers benefits on a scale beyond the reach of our individual networks. You’ll find more people and more information to guide you at every stage of your trip, making transfers smoother and global travel less of a challenge.

36. One-world in the passage refers to ____________.
A、 a travel agency
B、 a union of airlines
C、 a series of tourist attractions
D、 the title of a flight program
37. The One-world Explorer program is said to be most suitable for those who ___________
A、 have been to the four corners of the earth
B、 travel around the world on business
C、 want to explore the eight airlines
D、 need support all along the way
38. The advantage of the alliance lies in ________________.
A、 its detailed travel information
B、 its unique booking system
C、 its longest business flights
D、 its global service network
39. We can learn from the last paragraph that One-world____________
A、 offers the lowest prices to its passengers
B、 keeps passengers better informed of its operations
C、 offers better services than any of its member airlines alone
D、 is intended to make round-the-world trips more challenging
40. The purpose of the advertisement is to _____________.
A、 promote a special flight program
B、 recommend long distance flights
C、 introduce different flights
D、 describe an airlines group

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

The human body has developed its millions of nerves to be highly aware of what goes on both inside and outside of it. This helps us adjust to the outside world. Without our nerves and our brain, which is a system of nerves, we couldn’t know what’s happening. But we pay for our sensitivity. We can feel pain when the slightest thing is wrong with any part of our body. The history of torture (折磨) is based on the human body being open to pain.

But there is a way to handle pain. Look at the Indian fakir (苦行僧) who sits on a bed of nails. Fakirs can put a needle right through an arm, and feel no pain. This ability that some humans have developed to handle pain should give us ideas about how the mind can deal with pain.

The big thing in withstanding pain is our attitude toward it. If the dentist says, “This will hurt a little,” it helps us to accept the pain. By staying relaxed, and by treating the pain as an interesting sensation (感觉), we can handle the pain without falling apart. After all, although pain is an unpleasant sensation, it is still a sensation, and sensations are the stuff of life.

41. The human body has developed a system of nerves that enables us to ____________.
A、stay relaxed
B、avoid pain
C、stand torture
D、feel pain
42. What does the writer mean by saying “we pay for our sensitivity” in the first paragraph?
A、 We have to take care of our sense of pain.
B、 We suffer from our sense of feeling.
C、 We should try hard to resist pain.
D、 We are hurt when we feel pain.
43. When the author mentions the Indian fakir, he shows that ________.
A、 Fakirs possess magic power
B、Indians are not afraid of pain
C、 people can learn to cope with pain
D、 some people are born without a sense of pain
44. What is essential for people to stand pain according to the writer?
A、Their relaxation.
B、Their interest.
C、Their nerves
D、Their attitudes.
45. The author believes that________________.
A、 feeling pain is part of our life
B、 pain should be avoided at all costs
C、 feeling pain can be an interesting thing
D、magic power is essential for reducing pain


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.

PLR Air Conditioning Center
27 West Street
Plaines City
IA America 50705

March 6, 2004

Ms. Li Chunhua, President
New Era Engineering Group
26 Renmin Street
Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China
225002
Dear Ms. Li:
Thank you very much for allowing us to present to you our recommendation for a PLR Air Conditioning System. We would like also to express our appreciation to Mr. Zhang and Mrs. Wu for their help as we collected the data necessary for this proposal.
After thoroughly analyzing your company’s engineering requirements, we believe that you will find this proposed PLR system satisfactory. It will provide the maximum return on your investment dollar. In addition, the PLR system protects you against obsolescence (过时) in the near future---if your business continues to experience the normal growth you have experienced in the last few years---because the equipment PLR proposes to install is a modular (模块的) design to which you may add additional units as the need arises.
We believe that you will find this system practical, efficient, and economical for the needs of your company both now and in the near future. It is our sincere hope that the information in the enclosed proposal will make your decision to install a PLR Air Conditioning System much easier.

Sincerely yours,
James P. Callahan
Sales Manager

 

Recommendation of a Product

Product recommended: PLR (46)
PLR’s proposal: based on the analysis of the buyer’s (47)
Features of the Product:
1.it’s a(48) design
2.it’s practical, (49) and economical
Document Enclosed: a/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--- Research Analysis
B--- Role of Departments
C---Communication Process
D--- Sampling Public Opinion
E---Dealing with the News Media
F---Planning Actions
G---Reaching the Audience
H---Opportunities in the Print Media
I--- Feedback and Evaluation
J---Public Opinion and Persuasion
K---Social and Cultural Agencies
L---Entertainment and Sports
M---Government and Public Affairs
N---Membership Organizations
O---Legal Problems
P---International Public Relations

Example: (E)与新闻媒体打交道      (F)行动计划

51. 交流过程         娱乐和体育
52. 国际公共关系        公众意见抽样调查
53. 政府和公众事务      研究与分析
54. 部门职能         社会与文化机构
55. 反馈与评价        法律问题

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.

We hope that by observing the following points you will enjoy your visit to Christ Church without disturbing the life of the college.

  1. Please obey all notices and do not enter the areas marked Private.
  2. Please do not enter any college rooms.
  3. Please avoid leaving litter (杂物); picnicking within the college is not permitted.
  4. Please do not smoke.
  5. Please do not gather so as to obstruct (阻塞) paths or passages, particularly in the Hall.
  6. Please be as quiet as possible, remembering that this is a college where people are working.
  7. In the event of a fire or other danger, or if you hear a fire alarm or warning, please leave the building without delay. At all times please follow the advice of the Custodians (保安人员) who are here to help you.
  8. Closed circuit television surveillance (监视) is in operation. Images are being recorded for purposes of crime prevention and public safety.
  9. Thank you for visiting Christ Church. If you have any comments please write to:
The Steward, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP??

56.What is the name of the place open to tourists?
It’s .
57. Which areas are not allowed for tourists to visit?
The areas and any college rooms.
58. What is not permitted to do during the visit to the college?
Leaving litter, inside the college or smoking, etc..
59. What should tourists do in the event of a fire or any other danger?
They should leave the building and of the Custodians.
60. Why is closed circuit television surveillance in operation?
To and ensure public safety.

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.Any academic breakthrough, brilliant as it may be, does not automatically ensure that it can be applied to practice.
A) 学术上的任何成果,除非它辉煌灿烂,否则不能自动用于实践。
B) 任何学术上的成就,尽管不能自动用于实践,但也肯是辉煌灿烂的
C) 学术上的任何成就,无论杰出与否,都不能确保它可以自动地用于实践。
D) 任何学术上地突破,或许本身很卓越,也并非自然而然地就可用于实践。
62.The global market in these services is likely to touch US$640 billion, a figure comparable with the size of the IT industry.
A) 整个市场的服务费用已上升到6,400亿美元,这个额度有可能会达到IT业的规模。
B) 以总体为6,400亿美元服务于市场的目标有望实现,这一目标是相对于IT行业而言的。
C) 这些服务业的全球市场有可能达到6,400亿美元,这一数字与IT业产值的大小相当。
D) 整个市场中的的服务行业可能要突破6,400亿美元,这一数字与IT业的规模不相上下。
63.The author suggests that human resources management should be taught as a required subject in this school, along with science courses.
A) 作者建议,这所学校开设人力资源管理课程或是开设理科课程都是必要的。
B) 作者建议,除了理科课程之外,这所学校应将人力资源作为必修课开设。
C) 作者建议,作为学校的一门课程,人力资源管理应该在其他理科课程之后开设。
D) 作者建议,把人力资源管理作为一门必修课开设,纳入理科课程中。
64.With increasing awareness of the environment, people have realized that the way coal is used is critical and new approaches have to be sought.
A) 尽管环境意识提高了,人们认为使用煤炭仍然是重要的,并且已经找到了新的办法.
B) 随着环境意识的增强,人们认识到使用煤炭的方法应该受到批评,必须寻求新的途径。
C) 随着环境意识的日益增强, 人们认识到如何使用煤炭至关重要,因而得寻求新的办法。
D) 尽管人们对环境越来越了解,他们也认识到使用煤炭应该受到批评,但要寻找到新的能源才行。
65.If you wish to apply for a student visa, you should fill in Form IM2A which you can get free of charge from the nearest British mission (使馆) offering a visa service. You can only apply at the British mission in the country where you are living. Where there is none in the country concerned, or it does not offer a full service, another British mission will have been designated (指定) to handle applications.

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.

说明:根据下列中文信息拟一封询价信和一封报价信。
询价信 (Letter 1):

      1. 发信人: Mr. David Johnson
      2. 收信人: Mr. Peter Kevil
      3. 发信日期:2004年11月29日
      4. 内容: Mr. David Johnson 欲购买Mr. Peter Kevil 所在的HP公司生产的激光打印机 (jet printer), 写信了解有关价格以及售后服务的情况。

报价信 (Letter 2)

    1. 发信人: Mr. Peter Kevil
    2. 收信人: Mr. David Johnson
    3. 发信日期: 2004年12月6日
内容: Mr. Peter Kevil 非常感谢Mr. David Johnson 对他们公司生产的激光打印感兴趣,随信附上目录以及价目表,并告知HP公司为客户提供优良的服务。不仅如此,如果购买的数量较大,还可以享受折扣。

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