2005年12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 post office.
    B、In a bank.
    C、In a big store.
    D、In a hotel.
2. A、He has a lot of experience.
    B、He appears to be a bit too quiet.
    C、He is nice-looking.
    D、He lacks experience.
3. A、Prepare a price list.
    B、Go to the Brown Company.
    C、Send a parcel by post.
    D、Mail a price list.
4. A、She should repair the telephone herself.
    B、She can turn to Mike for help.
    C、He knows nothing about telephone.
    D、He will call the telephone company.
5. A、Seeing a film.
    B、Attending an evening party.
    C、Having another try.
    D、Finding a better theatre.

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、In the office.
    B、In a factory.
    C、At the airport.
    D、At the railway station.
7. A、She was busy working.
    B、She was having a holiday.
    C、She wanted to get relaxed.
    D、She wanted to shop for Christmas.
8. A、To make an apology.
    B、To place an order.
    C、To ask about delivery.
    D、To cancel an appointment.
9. A、Trucks
    B、Printers
    C、Phones
    D、Cameras
10. A、For the late payment.
    B、For the damaged products.
    C、For the lost goods.
    D、For the delayed delivery.

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.When did the family car become common in America?
       In the early
12. Why do more Americans have to drive to work?
      Because they have moved out of the to the suburbs.
13.Why do people like smaller cars now?
      Because the cost of gas has .
14.How popular are Japanese and German cars in the U.S.?
      They sell .
15.What does the speaker mainly talk about?
       in the U.S.

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.My boss said that he was badly _________need of my assistance.
     A、at
     B、in
     C、for
     D、with
17.She didn’t know _________ to express her ideas clearly when she was invited to speak at a meeting.
     A、where
     B、why
     C、what
     D、how
18.The professor, _____ as a splendid speaker, was warmly received by the students.
     A、known
     B、knowing
     C、to be known
     D、having known
19.___________ tired of Tom’s all-talk-no-action attitude, Julia decided to do the job all by herself.
     A、To get
     B、To have got
     C、Getting
     D、Have got
20.He ________ in this company since he graduated from Andong Technical College ten years ago.
     A、worked
     B、has been working
     C、had worked
     D、was working
21._________ you have any questions or needs, please contact the manager after 5:00p.m. on weekdays.
     A、Because
     B、Where
     C、if
     D、Though
22.It cost her a lot of money, but she doesn’t regret _______ a year traveling around the world.
     A、to have spent
     B、to spend
     C、spent
     D、spending
23.After _____ for the job, you will be required to take a language test.
     A、being interviewed
     B、being interviewing
     C、interviewing
     D、having interviewed
24.He is used to flying by air and on no occasion _______frightened.
     A、he has ever felt
     B、he ever feels
     C、ever does he feel
     D、has he ever felt
25.It is most desirable that he _____ for the information by himself with a few clicks online.
     A、search
     B、searched
     C、has searched
     D、will search

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.Follow the (settle) of the strike, the train service is now back to normal.
27.By the end of this year the factory(produce) 20,000 cell phones.
28.Those who are working in the Human Resources Department are (humorous ) than we expected.
29.We should read more and see more in order to (wide) our horizons.
30.All the members of the club were present when the Chairman(elect) last week.
31.When she was very young, my sister already knew where(put) her toys and dolls.
32.Some experts suggest that we slow down the (economy) growth in the country.
33.He might have been killed in that car accident yesterday if he(take) part in that activity with the team.
34.Doing a second job to earn more money also means you have to pay (addition) income tax.
35.(watch) by a crowd of people, Charles felt embarrassed and couldn’t say a word.

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 holiday shopping season got off to a flying start over the Thanksgiving (感恩节) weekend in the U.S. Retails (零售商) attracted discount-hungry consumers with specials (特价商品) of televisions, DVD players and other gifts. Discounters like Wal-Mart and Target had the greatest success, offering customers early bird specials, while major department stores and clothing chains only met modest sales goals. Online sales were also strong.

“It was as expected. It wasn’t a source of great prosperity, but it was a good start,” said Nevill, a man in a US retail consulting firm. He said, “ One thing we often heard was that only things marked down (降价) were selling. Consumers want a bargain, especially around the holiday”. Shoppers did seem to like the many markdowns. A lady in the State of Connecticut said, “I’ve never seen so many sales. I feel like a kid in a candy store.”

Nevill estimated that discounters had a 4% gain over last year’s Thanksgiving figure, while sales at department stores and mall-based clothing chains were up 2% for the weekend. However, the Thanksgiving weekend is not necessarily a good way to judge how retailers will be successful for the season. Over the past few years, the weekend accounted for less than 10% of sales.

Online merchants also had a good weekend. Sales were up 61% last Friday, compared to the day after Thanksgiving a year ago.

36. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, people bought a lot more than usual because _ ____________________.
A、Wal-Mart and Target offered birds as gifts
B、shopping was the major weekend activity
C、people had time to go shopping online
D、they were allowed special discounts
37. Retailers have the experience that consumers seem to __________.
A、feel eager to buy discounted goods
B、be hungry for special kinds of goods
C、like to buy new DVD players as gifts
D、be interested in major department stores
38. From the context we know that Wal-Mart and Target are the names of two ___________.
A、food stores
B、large retailers
C、online services
D、clothing chains
39. By saying “I feel like a kid in a candy store,” the lady in Connecticut probably means that __________.
A、she has difficulty choosing form such a wide variety of goods
B、she cannot decide whether she should buy some candy
C、she is quite interested in buying candy
D、she recalls her happy childhood days
40. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to the passage?
A、Online sales were 61% higher than retailers’.
B、Online merchants had an average weekend sale.
C、Retailers lost much profit because of the discounts they offered.
D、Retailers had an increase in sales in the Thanksgiving weekend.

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

The Future of General Motors (GM) Is Yours

We have everything college students need to know about GM’s cooperative Education and Intern (实习) Programs in our Student Center. Each fall, GM recruiters (招聘人员) visit the campuses of many of the nation’s top engineering and business colleges and universities to recruit students. These students are considered for interesting assignments throughout our U.S. operations. Check out our Recruiting Calendar to see if GM will be visiting your campus. If your campus is not listed, please apply online.

Will GM start your career moving? Fasten your seat belt!

For full-time college students, General Motors offers both a cooperative Education and an Intern Program. Participants in these real-business-world educational programs gain valuable degree-related experience, develop an insider’s understanding of how GM works and earn competitive wages. These programs are designed to provide GM with a source of highly talented candidates while giving students an opportunity for hands-on experience in their chosen field. As a result, participants in these programs are given serious consideration for full-time positions with GM when they graduate. Candidates for these programs must successfully complete an online assessment and possess qualifications that match the business needs of the organization.

41. GM is likely to recruit college students for its programs who ________.
A、do a full-time college program
B、major in engineering and business
C、have had some practical experience
D、have gathered information about GM
42. The Recruiting Calendar (Line 5, Para.1) gives the information about __________________.
A、the kinds of people GM needs to train
B、the nation’s top colleges and universities
C、GM recruiters’ visits to colleges and universities.
D、The interesting tasks GM expects the students to fulfill
43. Those students whose university is not listed on the Recruiting Calendar may _________________.
A、apply to GM online.
B、be given interesting tasks
C、come to the GM’s training offices directly
D、invite recruiters to visit their universities.
44. The programs that GM offers to full-time college students will help them to ________.
A、A) gain information about business in general
B、B) get business experience and good wages
C、C) develop their talents fully
D、D) obtain a higher degree
45. GM offers the Cooperative Education and Intern Programs in order to _______________.
A、make its business needs known to the public
B、perform successful online assessments
C、advertise its newly-designed products
D、find out highly talented candidates

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.

We at Montserrat Publishing have published two books devoted to improving the everyday vocabulary of intermediate and advanced English language students.

You probably find that even though you have been studying English for many years, you still have problems following a social conversation between English speaking people.

Maybe you need English for business and you have a wide knowledge of the vocabulary relating to your specialty (专业) but you find it difficult to conduct meetings in English. This is because you cannot understand the practical, everyday expressions being employed. You may also need to understand journals and trade magazines written in English where a dictionary is not enough to convey the real meaning of what is being said.

The Practical Everyday English series consists of a collection of words and expressions used every day by all classes of society. The idea is that after being presented with a word or expression the reader can see how it is used by reading two or more clear examples. Each example contains at least one word or even two or three which have been studied on earlier pages.

Information on Newly-published Books

Name of the series:(46)
Number of the books: (47)
Intended readers:(48) students studying English
Purposes 1. to enlarge the students’ everyday (49) of English
2. to help understand the meaning of practical, everyday expressions
Content: a collection of(50) used every day in various situations

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--- Dispute Settlement Body
B--- Balance of International Payments
C---World Trade Organization
D---Risk Management
E---Investment in Non-productive Project
F---Grant the National Treatment
G---appeal body
H---Common Agriculture Policy
I---Customs Values
J---Export Performance
K---Food Security
L---Free-rider
M--- Grey Area Measures
N---Import Licensing
O---Market Acess
P---Market Boards
Q---Presence of National Parson
R---North American Free Trade Area
S---International Settlement
T---Peace Clause
U---Least-developed Countries
V---Most-favored-nation Treatment

Example: (F) 实行国民待遇      (P) 营销机构

51. 上诉机构         最惠国待遇
52. 和平条款           进口许可
53. 市场准入          非生产性投资
54. 食品安全保障        共同农业政策
55. 风险管理         争端解决机构

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.

Douglass Company (hereafter (以下) referred to as the Buyer) as one party and Anhui Import and Export Corporation (hereafter referred to as the Seller) as the other party agree to sign by their authorized representatives, as a result of friendly negotiation, the present Contract under the following terms and conditions:

    1. The Seller will arrange and sell 260 sets of drilling machines in the following two fiscal years (财政年度);
    2. The Seller should taker care of the quality, quantity, packing, and shipping;
    3. The Buyer should pay the Seller by irrevocable L/C and take care of the insurance;
    4. Claim shall be made within 10 days of goods’ arrival;
    5. Neither party shall break the contract without mutual agreement;
    6. The present contract is written in English, valid for two years, after which it may be extended, amended or discontinued;
    7. The contract was signed on April 14, 2005 in Hefei by representatives of the two parties.

____________ (Signature) For the Anhui Mechanic Import and Export Co. of People’s Republic of China
____________ (Signature) For the Douglass Company of New York, N.Y, U.S.A.

56.What is the contract product?
.
57. Which party is responsible for the insurance?
.
58. How should the Buyer pay the seller?
By .
59. How long is the contract valid for?
.
60. Who signed the contract?
The of the two parties.

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.You can buy a three-year-old car for only 60% of the price for a new vehicle and still have several years of trouble-free driving.
A) 你可以买一辆已使用3年的二手车,价格只是新车的60%, 但你仍然可以开几年而不出故障。
B) 你可以花上3年的时间去买一辆旧车,只须付新车价格的60%,并且可以得到几年免费的维修服务。
C) 你可以买一辆使用了3年的旧车,只需付新车价格的60%,不过,几年之后会有不少麻烦。
D) 你可以买一辆旧车使用3年,然后再加60%换辆新车,旧可以无忧无虑地开上好多年。
62.Should a party request cancellation of the contract without a valid reason, it shall pay for all the economic losses that the other party may suffer.
A) 如果一方不提出任何理由就和另一方断绝关系,将承担对方提出的一切经济损失。
B) 如果一方无正当理由而提出取消合同,必须赔偿另一方因此而遭受的所有经济损失。
C) 如果一方毫无理由地终止与另一方的联系,将会使对方遭受重大的经济损失。
D) 如果一方与另一方终止合同而提不出合理的原因,必须赔偿对方提出地一切经济损失。
63.When it comes to successful overseas investments that can yield high profits, the key is which country you should put your capital in.
A) 当产生高效益的海外投资机会到来时,成功的关键是你要把资金投入某个国家。
B) 如果海外投资成功了就会带来高额利润,最关键的问题是哪个国家能给你投资。
C) 就海外投资能否成功地获取高额利润而言,关键在于应该把资金投到哪个国家。
D) 海外投资总会产生高效益,成功的关键是你要把资金投向一个国家。
64.These experts will give a series of special lectures on the up-to-date Internet techniques and services which are available to Chinese users.
A) 这些专家将专门给中国用户提供一系列最新的互联网技术和服务。
B) 这些专家将作系列报告,介绍中国用户通用的互联网技术和服务。
C) 这些专家将专门给中国用户作系列讲座,并为他们利用互联网技术提供服务。
D) 这些专家将作一系列专题报告,介绍有关中国用户可利用的最新互联网技术与服务。
65.We offer a wide range of information on the website, from detailed information to general buying guides in categories (种类) such as digital cameras, home theater, clothes and watches. Whether you make your purchase online or print out the information to take into any of our chain stores, we want you to feel confident in your purchase decision. If one item you order does not meet your expectations, simply return it to our store at no cost.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

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

说明: 根据下列内容写一封邀请信。
写信日期: 2005年12月13日
邀请人: 张建国,东方集团公司人力资源部经理
被邀请人:人事部门经理
事由:召开人事管理研讨会
主要内容:研讨新形式下人事管理的新模式和新方法
主题报告人:滨海大学管理学院丁一教授
会议时间: 2006年1月3-4日
会议地点:滨海市友谊宾馆
请与会人员在12月30日前将发言提纲寄给东方集团公司人力资源部办公室。参加会议与否,请回复。
注意书信格式。
Words for reference:
人力资源部:Human Resources Department
研讨会:workshop
主题报告人:keynote speaker ___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________