2005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、He didn’t like that computer.
    B、He didn’t find what he liked.
    C、The price of the computer was too high.
    D、That type of computer was sold out.
2. A、Go to a lecture.
    B、Go to a concert.
    C、Go shopping.
    D、Go sightseeing.
3. A、Write a letter for woman.
    B、Take the woman to the office.
    C、Drive the woman home.
    D、Finish the report for the woman.
4. A、She was tired of reading it.
    B、She liked it very much.
    C、She didn’t think much of it.
    D、She wasn’t interested in it.
5. A、When he can receive the order.
    B、What the order number is.
    C、When he should send the order.
    D、 What’s wrong with the order.

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、Three weeks ago.
    B、Last month.
    C、Last week.
    D、Last Monday.
7. A、Install more machines.
    B、Test the machines.
    C、Buy more machines.
    D、Sell the machines.
8. A、Sightseeing around the city.
    B、Attending a meeting.
    C、Shopping in the city.
    D、Giving a party.
9. A、This afternoon.
    B、This evening.
    C、Tomorrow morning.
    D、Tomorrow afternoon.
10. A、At the party.
    B、At the meeting.
    C、In the office.
    D、In the hotel.

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.What can visitors see at the exhibition?
      They can see most of the latest of the company.
12. Which section do the visitors go to see first?
      The section.
13.For whom are the products specially designed?
      For .
14.What’s special about the keyboard?
      Its keys are .
15.What kind of sound does the mouse produce?
       It produces sounds.

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._________________ Susan gets onto the top of a tall building, she will feel very much frightened.
     A、Now that
     B、Now that
     C、Every time
     D、Only if
17.The chair looks rather unusual in shape, but it is very comfortable to sit _________________.
     A、by
     B、on
     C、with
     D、at
18.___________ how to deal with the trouble of the computer, Martin had to ask his brother for help.
     A、Not know
     B、Not known
     C、Not to know
     D、Not knowing
19.It’s said that the agreement ________ between the two companies last month will become effective from May 1st.
     A、to sign
     B、signed
     C、to be signed
     D、signing
20.Many people have found __________ uncomfortable to hold the same position for a long time.
     A、it
     B、which
     C、this
     D、that
21.He doesn’t feel like ____ a picnic in the park this weekend, and he suggested watching the football match instead.
     A、have
     B、to have
     C、having
     D、had
22.It was because I wanted to buy a dictionary _____ I went downtown yesterday.
     A、but
     B、and
     C、why
     D、that
23.Though he _________ well prepared before the job interview, he failed to answer some important questions.
     A、will be
     B、would be
     C、has been
     D、had been
24.The cost of traveling around the eight European countries can run as high ________________ $2,000.
     A、to
     B、as
     C、by
     D、for
25.This book is designed for the learners _________ native languages are not English.
     A、whose
     B、which
     C、who
     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.We are not short of raw materials at the moment, but we need reliable(equip) .
27.For those foreign students who are interested in(learn) Chinese, the university offers a Chinese training program every summer.
28.Before the flight takes off, all passengers (ask ) to fasten their seat belts.
29.A guest in this hotel accused one of the hotel staff of(steal) his money.
30.All the members of the club were present when the Chairman(elect) last week.
31.He might not have been killed in the traffic accident yesterday if he(fasten) the seat belt.
32.Following the (success) settlement of the strike, the train service is now back to normal.
33.The more challenging the journey is, the(happy) the young people will feel.
34.With his knowledge and experience, he is no doubt (qualify) for the task.
35.If a business wants to sell its products(international) , it should do some world market research first.

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 Britain there is a National Health Service (NHS) which is paid for by taxes and National Insurance, and in general, people do not have to pay for medical treatment. Every person is registered with a doctor in his or her local area, known as a general practitioner (全科医生) or GP. This means that their names are on the GP’s list, and they may make an appointment to see the doctor or may call the doctor out to visit them if they are ill. People sometimes do have to pay part of the cost of drugs that the doctor prescribes. GPs are trained in general medicine but are not specialists in any particular subject. If a patient needs to see a specialist doctor, they must first go to their GP and then the GP will make an appointment for the patient to see a specialist at a hospital or clinic.

Although everyone in Britain can have free treatment under the NHS, it is also possible for him to have treatment done privately, for which he has to pay. Some people have private health insurance to help them pay for private treatment. Under the NHS, people who need to go to hospital may have to wait for a long time on a waiting list for their treatment. Anyone who is very ill can call an ambulance (救护车) and get taken to hospital for free urgent medical treatment. Ambulance are a free service in Britain.

36. In Britain, the National Health Service refers to _____________.
A、a local hospital
B、a medicine supplier
C、a medical care system
D、an insurance company
37. Under the National Health Service, British citizens _____________.
A、are all registered with a general practitioner
B、do not need to buy private health insurance
C、can only go to see a general practitioner
D、cannot call in a general practitioner
38. People buy private health insurance in order to ____________.
A、pay for the ambulance service
B、receive free urgent treatment
C、see a general practitioner
D、have private treatment
39. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、People in Britain do not have to pay for any kind of medical care
B、People in Britain may wait long for their free medical treatment
C、In Britain you have to pay for ambulance service.
D、British private medical insurance is free.
40. What is this passage mainly about?
A、Private medical care in Britain.
B、Roles of general practitioners.
C、Taxes and free medical care.
D、Health services in Britain.

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

CHICAGO (AP) on Jan. 1, an order went into effect requiring that every checked bag at more than 400 of the nation’s commercial airports be screened (扫描检查) for bombs and weapons.

Sunday was expected to be the heaviest travel day since Jan.1. Yet spot checks on Sunday at several of the nation’s airports showed no major delays caused by the new security measures.

At the international terminal for Northwest Airlines at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, passengers waited up to 30 minutes longer than usual. Their bags were sent through giant screening machines and workers tore open taped boxes and searched through their contents before closing them up again.

Most travelers simply accepted stricter screening developed since the terrorist (恐怖分子的) attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, before which only 5 percent of the roughly 2 million bags checked each day were screened for bombs.

The U.S. Government has put an additional 23, 000 people into airports to carry out the new order.

Sonny Salgatar, a 23-year-old college student flying home to San Diego from Chicago, was told by an airport officer after the first pass that one of his bags was “hot”, meaning there was something he couldn’t identify and he wanted to open the bag for an inspection.

The “hot” item turned out to be Salgatar’s clothing iron.

“Listen, anything they want to do for security is OK for me,” Salgatar said.

41. The neasure was adopted to guard against ____________.
A、terrorisew mt attacks
B、luggage damage
C、flight delays
D、air crash
42. The word “hot” (Line 2, Para. 6) most probably means _____________________.
A、heated
B、popular
C、expensive
D、suspicious
43. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、Major delays were caused after the security order went into effect.
B、Most passengers regard the new measure as necessary.
C、Passengers complain about longer delay at the airport.
D、There will be more and stricter security measures.
44. What was the attitude of Sonny Salgatar towards the security measure taken?
A、He was annoyed.
B、He had no objection.
C、He thought it useless.
D、He didn’t worry about it.
45. The best title of the passage might be _________.
A、Fear of Terrorist Attacks
B、Latest Screening Technology
C、New Security Measures Adopted
D、Inspection of Bombs and Weapons


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.

To: All Employees
From: Berry E. Silver, President
Date: Oct. 22,2004
Subject: Our goals for the next year

Marketing and Sales

Our present sales program has helped us to improve our sales by slightly over 15%, but I am setting a goal of a 25% increase in sales for the next year. To help make this goal possible, I am announcing today the expansion (扩大) of our Marketing Department.

Research and Development (R&D)

Any company in our business must make great efforts to develop new and better products. Our R&D will certainly make us more competitive. But creative ideas do not come from only R&D departments; they also come from the creative thinking and participation of all employees. One way we have begun to collect the suggestions of our employees is through our new computerized network.

Human Resources

Our company’s most valuable resources are its employees. In the years ahead, I would like to see our efforts doubled in on-the-job training. To achieve this goal, I have asked Barbara Johnson to head a new department, Human Resources and Employee Development, which will coordinate (协调) a company-wide effort.

Memo

Subject: Goals for the next year
Marketing and sales:
1)Goal set: to reach a (46) in sales;
2)Measure to be taken: to expand the (47)
Research and Development (R&D):
1)Goal set: to encourage the employee’s participation;
2)Channel to collect suggestions: the new(48)
Human Resources:
1)Requirement set: to double the efforts in (49)
2)Measure to be taken: to appoint Barbara Johnson to head (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--- collective action
B--- competitor analysis
C---corporate restructuring
D--- gain sharing
E---employee involvement
F---hostile takeover
G---human resource management
H---joint venture
I--- psychological support
J---performance-related pay
K---pay secrecy
L---cross training
M--- holding company
N---corporate culture
O---board of directors
P---background checking

Example: (N) 企业文化      (H) 合资企业

51. 跨部门培训         集体行动
52. 员工参与           董事会
53. 业绩工资            对手分析
54. 控股公司            赢利分享
55. 人力资源管理        公司重组

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.

July 20, 2004


Dear Sirs,
Today we have received your bill for 150 name-bearing (刻有名字的) crystal vases (花瓶) which you sent us the other day.
We had ordered these vases on condition that they should reach us by the end of June. But they arrived here 15 days behind the schedule.
The customers refused to accept the goods because they arrived too late. Since the vases bear their names, we cannot sell them to other customers. So we asked the customers again and again to take the vases, and finally they agreed to accept them, but at a price cut of 30%.
You may understand how we have lost the customer’s confidence in us. In this situation, we have to ask you to compensate for the loss we have suffered. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,
G. Pastry

56.What was the problem with the delivery of the vases?
They arrived 15 days .
57. When did the vases actually arrive?
In the middle of .
58. Why couldn’t the vases be sold to other customers?
Because they were bearing of those who ordered the vases.
59. In what condition did the customers accept the goods?
At a price cut of .
60. What was the purpose of this letter?
To ask the supplier to for the loss they have suffered.

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.It is generally accepted that old people should have a share in the rewards for material and cultural advancements to which they have made contributions.
A) 不言而喻,老年人应该享有一份回报,因为他们曾经为物质和文化作出过贡献。
B) 人们普遍认为,老年人对物质和文化的进步作出过贡献,应该分享其成果。
C) 毫无疑问,老年人有实力又有文化,他们都会主动为社会和文明多做贡献。
D) 勿庸置疑,老年人创造过物质和精神文明,他们应该享受各种奖励。
62.Once there is a threat to our water supply, water can quickly become the only thing that matters.
A) 只要水源受到威胁,水很快就会变成唯一重要的物质。
B) 供水一度出现危机,所以水很快就成了唯一紧缺的物质。
C) 供水一旦受到威胁,水很快就会成为唯一至关重要的问题。
D) 有一次水源曾遭受污染,水成了人们唯一不能很快解决的问题。
63.With so many companies cutting back on their workforce lately, do you know how an employee can hold onto his current job?
A) 随着后来这么多的公司要进入劳动市场,你知道一个雇员对工作流动是如何想的吗?
B) 由于以后有这么多的公司将削减劳动力,你知道一个雇员怎样去做才能保住其工作吗?
C) 鉴于最近如此众多的公司在进行裁员,您知道作为一个雇员如何才能保住自己目前的工作吗?
D) 既然如此众多的公司将在劳动力市场上竞争,你知道作为一个雇员如何才能继续做好他目前的工作吗?
64.Having worked as a psychologist with all kinds of people, I’ve learned that successful people aren’t necessarily the ones with the greatest natural talent.
A) 作为一个心理学家,我与各种各样的人一起工作过,我了解到那些成功的人必定不是天生奇才。
B) 作为一个与各种人打过交道的心理学家,我深知那些成功人士未必都是天生奇才。
C) 作为一个具有各种人生经历的心理学家,我深知那些伟大的天才并非都是成功者。
D) 作为一个与各种人一起工作过的心理学家,我深知成功者大都不是天生奇才。
65.Caravan Inn (凯乐温酒店)--The Caravan Inn is located on the way to Sunlight Hill and only ten blocks (街区) south of the shopping center on Grand Avenue. Its modern rooms and plenty of additional facilities guarantee family satisfaction. A heated water pool and hot bath are open year round and provide fun for everyone after a day of mountain climbing. A big breakfast is served daily in the Caravan Inn, but suites (套房) with kitchens are also available for families who would rather prepare their own meals.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. Your are required to write a letter of complaint according to the information given in Chinese. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet.

说明: 以Daniel Trade 公司市场部经理李华的身份于6月15日给John Holland 先生写一封催款信,信中应当包括以下内容:
1. 问及Holland 先生近况
2. 要求Holland 先生尽快支付10,000元货款,该笔款项已经过期10天;
3. 随信寄上公司最新的夏季产品目录,希望Holland先生尽早寄来新的订单,可享受公司的优惠价格。
注意:务必按业务信函的格式书写。
Words for reference:
优惠价格: special offers
过期: overdue

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