2006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、Reading a novel.
    B、Mailing a parcel.
    C、Writing a book.
    D、 Typing a letter.
2. A、She doesn’t like Kunming.
    B、She doesn’t have the money.
    C、She doesn’t want to go with the man.
    D、She doesn’t travel much.
3. A、The woman has bought a few things for the man.
    B、The woman has bought a lot of things for Mary.
    C、The woman has bought nothing for Mary.
    D、The woman has bought a few things for herself.
4. A、She’ll send a reply by mail.
    B、She doesn’t want a reply.
    C、She prefers the man to reply by phone.
    D、She doesn’t know the man’s phone number.
5. A、Repair the woman’s computer.
    B、Fix his own computer.
    C、 Have a three-day holiday.
    D、Visit the woman the next day.

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、Upstairs
    B、Downstairs
    C、Right behind the woman.
    D、Across the bus stop.
7. A、Every ten minutes.
    B、Every other hour.
    C、Every hour.
    D、Every half hour.
8. A、Production
    B、Finance
    C、Marketing
    D、Human Resources.
9. A、Taking long business trips.
    B、Working on weekends.
    C、Having work experience.
    D、Living in the company’s dormitory.
10. A、Half an hour.
    B、One hour.
    C、One hour and a half.
    D、Two hours.

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.About how many adult Americans have the “weight problem”?
       percent.
12.In many people’s opinion, what is the cause of getting fat?
      Eating
13.Why were the Americans in the 1910 thinner than today?
      Because they worked physically.
14.What was the result of a recent study?
      Thinner people are more than fatter people.
15.According to the passage, what happened to those who exercise regularly?
      They can eat more, and still lose a large amount of .

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.The accident was my fault, so I had to pay for the damage _______ the other car.
     A、at
     B、to
     C、on
     D、for
17.The representative of the company demanded that part of the agreement ________revised.
     A、will be
     B、is
     C、to be
     D、be
18.We’ve got two TV sets, but we still can’t watch anything because ______ works properly.
     A、each
     B、either
     C、neither
     D、every
19..___________ that Bob had got promoted, his friends came to congratulate him.
     A、Heard
     B、Having heard
     C、Hear
     D、To hear
20.Ever since I arrived here, I ____________ in the dormitory because it is cheaper.
     A、lived
     B、was living
     C、had been living
     D、have been living
21.Try not to be absent _______class again for the rest of the term.
     A、from
     B、on
     C、in
     D、of
22.You can’t get a driver’s license _______ you are at least sixteen years old.
     A、if
     B、unless
     C、when
     D、though
23.What do you think of his suggestion _______ we all attend the meeting.
     A、which
     B、whether
     C、that
     D、what
24.The young man lost his job last month, but it wasn’t long _____ he found a new position in my company.
     A、before
     B、while
     C、as
     D、after
25.The harder I tried, _________ it seemed to solve that math problem.
     A、 the impossible
     B、most impossible
     C、the most impossible
     D、the more impossible

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.I’ve heard that the musical group will set off for Hong Kong to give a three-day (perform) .
27.John not only learnt Chinese but also(know) the difference between his culture and ours.
28.The more challenging the journey is, the(happy ) the young people will feel.
29.After the flood, life was (extreme) difficult for the farmers in this area.
30.The children(play) the violin over there will go on the stage next week.
31.Before the flight takes off, all passengers are asked to(fast) their seat belts.
32.The policemen (tell) not to take any action until they received further order.
33.I cannot go shopping with you because I have an(appoint) with my dentist this afternoon.
34.The father wants to know why his son (question) by the police last week.
35.The boy passed the final exams. But if he had spent more time on them, the results (be) much better.

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.

When a rare disease ALD threatened to kill the four-year-old boy Lorenzo, his parents refused to give up hope. Doctors explained that there was no cure for ALD, and that he would probably die within three years. But Lorenzo’s parents se tout to prove the doctors wrong.

The parents devoted themselves to keeping their son alive and searching for a cure. But doctors and the families of other ALD patients often refused to take them seriously. They thought the efforts to find a cure were a waste of time, and drug companies weren’t interested in supporting research into such a rare disease.

However, the parents still refused to give up and spent every available hour in medical libraries and talking to anyone who would help. Through trial and error (反复实验), they finally created a cure from ingredients (调料) commonly found in the kitchen. The cure, named “Lorenzo’s Oil”, saved the boy’s life. Despite the good results, scientists and doctors remained unconvinced. They said there was no real evidence that the oil worked and that the treatment was just a theory. As a result, some families with ALD children were reluctant to try it.

Finally, the boy’s father organized an international study to test the oil. After ten years of trials, the answer is: the oil keeps ALD children healthy.

36. Doctors said that Lorenzo might die within three years because _______.
A、 they had never treated the disease before
B、 Lorenzo was too young to be cured
C、 no cure had been found for ALD
D、 ALD was a rare disease
37. The families of other ALD patients thought that ________.
A、 the research for the new cure would cost too much money
B、 the efforts of Lorenzo’s parents were a waste of time
C、 Lorenzo’s parents would succeed in finding a cure
D、 Lorenzo’s oil was a real cure for ALD
38. Scientists and doctors believed that Lorenzo’s Oil __________.
A、 was really effective
B、 was a success story
C、 only worked in theory
D、 would save the boy’s life
39. Lorenzo’s father organized an international study to ________.
A、 test Lorenzo’s Oil
B、 get financial support
C、 find a cure for the disease
D、 introduce the cure worldwide
40. From the passage we can conclude that ____________.
A、 doctors remain doubtful of the effectiveness of the cure
B、 many ALD patients still refuse to use the oil
C、 various cures have been found for ALD
D、 the oil really works as a cure for ALD

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

Do you know how to use a mobile phone (手机) without being rude to the people around you?

Talking during a performance irritates (激怒) people. If you are expecting an emergency call, sit near the exit doors and set your phone to vibrate (振动). When your mobile phone vibrates, you can leave quietly and let the others enjoy the performance.

Think twice before using mobile phones in elevators, museums, churches or other indoor public places---especially enclosed spaces. Would you want to listen to someone’s conversation in these places? Worse yet, how would you feel if a mobile phone rang suddenly during a funeral! It happens more often that you think. Avoid these embarrassing situations by making sure your mobile phone is switched off.

When eating at a restaurant with friends, don’t place your mobile phone on the table. This conveys the message that your phone calls are more important than those around you.

Mobile phones have sensitive microphones that allow you to speak at the volume you would on a regular phone. This enables you to speak quietly so that others won’t hear the details of your conversations. If you are calling from a noisy area, use your hand to direct your voice into microphone.

Many people believe that they can’t live without their mobile phone. Owning a mobile phone definitely makes life more convenient, but limit your conversations to urgent ones and save the personal calls until you are at home.

41. What should you do when you need to answer a phone call during a performance?
A、Call back after the performance
B、Answer it near the exit door
C、Talk outside the exit door
D、Speak it in a low voice
42. Putting your mobile phone on a restaurant table may make your friends think ___________.
A、you prefer to talk to your friends at the table
B、you value your calls more than your friends
C、you are enjoying the company of your friends
D、you are polite and considerate of your friends
43. When you are calling in a noisy area, you are advised to _______________.
A、use a more sensitive microphone
B、shout loudly into your microphone
C、go away quietly to continue the phone call
D、use your hand to help speak into the phone
44. The author implies that the use of mobile phones in such places as museums should be ___________
A、limited
B、expected
C、discouraged
D、recommended
45. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
A、You should limit your mobile phone calls to personal affairs.
B、You should speak quietly into your phone while in a church.
C、You are supposed to turn off your mobile phone at a funeral.
D、You are supposed to use your mobile phone as much as possible.

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.

The meeting is over. You’re tired. Now will you get on a plane and rush back home to more work? Here’s a better idea. Take a little time for yourself and relax at Holiday Inn.

All our 1,642 hotels worldwide have the best leisure facilities available. And the best locations for relaxation.

From the sun-bathed beaches of Thailand’s Phuket to the unique scenery of Tibet. Or on a journey of discovery to Malaysia’s Kuching and Penang, and beyond to the ski-fields (滑雪场). Holiday Inn makes it easy to relax.

So does the American Express Card. It’s the foremost business traveler companion. With no pre-set spending limit you can spend as much as you have shown us you can afford. You have the flexibility to quickly change your travel plans plus the spending power to make the most of your last minute holiday.

Relax with confidence. Just one of the many benefits of being an American Express Card member and staying at Holiday Inn.

An advertisement

Items advertised:

1. Holiday Inn

2. American Express Card Number of Holiday Inn hotels worldwide:(46)

Services offered by Holiday Inn:

1. best(47) facilities
2. best(48) for relaxation

Advantages of American Express Card:

1. no pre-set (49)
2. flexibility in changing one’s (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--- abbreviated dialing code
B--- off-peak hours
C--- charging period
D--- access code
E--- identity number
F--- video conference
G---operational status
H---information subscription service
I--- Network User Address
J--- audio signal
K--- local user terminal
L--- file management
M--- response signal
N---operating instructions
O--- charge of the battery unit
P---function indicator
Q---entry rejected
R--- external control

Example: (A)缩位拨号码      (H)预定信息业务

51. 计费时间         非高峰时间
52. 网络用户地址       标识码
53. 本地用户终端        音频信号
54. 文件管理          操作指令
55. 外部控制         功能指示

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.

The Singapore underground train system, known as the MRT, offers a speedy and easy way to get about our city. You’ll need small change to buy an individual ticket. Alternatively, buy a special ticket designed with the tourist in mind. Costing S$6, it offers S$5.50 worth of rides; the extra 50 cents is for keeping the ticket as a souvenir (纪念品). Tourist tickets feature one of three designs: the Chinese Gardens, the Victoria Memorial Hall or a night skyline of Singapore.

You gain entry to the trains by inserting your ticket into the barrier machine (检票闸机). Wait for the ticket to reappear and put it away safely: you’ll need it again. After your trip, you insert your ticket into the barrier in order to leave. Please note that each ticket is time coded on entry, and you are advised not to spend more than half an hour in addition to travel time, because tickets can expire (失效).

Moving stairs that take you to the platform and train destinations are marked clearly. Trains run frequently. Do remember, eating and drinking are forbidden in MRT stations and trains.

56. What purpose does the MRT serve?
To provide a(n) way to get about the city.
57. Why is there an extra cost of 50 cents for a tourist ticket?
For the tourist to keep the ticket as .
58. Why should people keep the ticket after boarding the train?
Because they will when they leave.
59. What will happen if passengers stay in MRT over half an hour in addition to travel time?
Their tickets will .
60. What is forbidden when people take the underground train?
They are not allowed to .

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.An engineer is needed by the company to manage the work of installation teams, and to provide engineering assistance when problems occur.
A) 公司需要一位工程师来指挥安装工作,并在出现问题时提供工程指导。
B) 公司聘用了一位工程师,让他做安装工作,同时还要解决工程方面的问题。
C) 公司需要聘用工程师来帮助公司安装设备,提供工程援助以及解决出现的问题。
D) 公司需要一位工程师来领导安装小组的工作,并在出现问题时提供工程方面的帮助。
62.If you are a small firm and you are confident you know the risk assessment, you can do it yourself.
A) 如果你们公司规模小,并自信对风险评估很了解,你们可以自己进行这项工作。
B) 如果你拥有一家小公司,并有信心去理解这项工作,你自己可以作风险评估。
C) 如果你自信熟悉这项工作,你的小公司就可以自己去冒险进行投资。
D) 如果你是一家小公司,而且熟悉风险投资,你就可以自己去投资。
63.In the world today any damage to society, whether at the local or at the global level, will not remain unnoticed.
A) 在当今世界,社会受到局部或全面损害的程度还是难以确定的。
B) 在当今世界,对社会所造成的任何局部或总体损害都依然未被察觉。
C) 在当今世界,对社会的任何损害,无论是局部的还是全球性的,终究会被察觉出来。
D) 在当今世界,对社会造成的任何破坏,不管从局部还是全局来看,都不会不被注意到。
64.You must sign to accept the terms and conditions as the application will only be processed with the applicant’s signature.
A) 您必须先阅读有关条款才能签名,因为申请表必须经过申请人签名才能办理。
B) 您必须签名以示接受这些条款,因为申请表必须附有申请人的签名方可受理。
C) 您必须在收到所列条款之后才能签名,因为申请表只有经申请人签署才能生效。
D) 您必须在收到所列条款之后才能签名,因为申请表一旦经申请人签名就即刻生效。
65.We have learned from our Embassy that you are interested in importing Chinese silk products.
We are a long-established exporter of silk products in China and we have a very good reputation both at home and abroad. Our products sell well all over the world and highly valued by our customers for their excellent quality and fine workmanship (工艺).We are looking forward to your early reply.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a Letter according to the following information given in Chinese. Some information and the e-mail form are given to you. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation/Composition Sheet.

假如你是某公司餐饮部经理Peter Jones, 于2006年6月18日发一封信给办公室主任Brown Smith, 内容是:
从下周一开始,员工食堂关闭一周,进行重新装修。上午和下午在一楼接待厅将有餐饮公司使用推车提供饮料和三明治。附近的饭店每天中午12点至1点为员工提供午餐。
注意:必须包括对收信人的称谓、写信日期、发信人的签名等基本格式。
Words for reference:
重新装修: re-decoration n. redecorate v.
推车: trolley 接待厅: reception hall 餐饮公司: catering firm

餐饮部经理: catering manager


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