2006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、He does not have a phone.
    B、He will make the call for her.
    C、The woman can use his phone.
    D、The phone is out of order.
2. A、It was boring.
    B、It was quite long.
    C、It was interesting.
    D、It was easy to understand.
3. A、It is seriously polluted.
    B、The air is very clear.
    C、There are few cars and factories.
    D、It remains what it was ten years ago.
4. A、It will be revised.
    B、It will be approved.
    C、It has been canceled.
    D、It is under discussion.
5. A、Having a race in the snow.
    B、Traveling in the Northeast.
    C、Visiting a friend in the Northeast.
    D、Booking tickets for the winter holiday.

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、Its size.
    B、Its price.
    C、Its delivery.
    D、Its code number.
7. A、The goods were lost.
    B、They have been sent.
    C、The delivery will be delayed.
    D、They will soon be returned.
8. A、Interviewer and interviewee.
    B、Employer and employee.
    C、Manager and secretary.
    D、Seller and buyer.
9. A、He has got the required knowledge.
    B、He is satisfied with the salary offered.
    C、He thought he could be hired by the company.
    D、He wanted to have better chances for development.
10. A、Because he has no work experience.
    B、Because it’s the easiest way to get the job.
    C、Because he doesn’t meet the job requirement.
    D、Because every newcomer starts with a trainee salary.

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 do the Gardens’ Guides do every day at 11 am and 2 pm?
      They show the tourists around the .
12.How long does the tour last?
      It lasts about
13.What should groups of 8 or more people do if they need a tour guide?
      They should book one
14.Where can you have meals in the Gardens?
      You can have your meals in
15.In what season is the Garden concert held?
      In .

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.______________ his surprise, the manager found nobody in the meeting room.
     A、At
     B、To
     C、For
     D、With
17.This company has two branches: one in Paris and __________ in New York.
     A、another
     B、one other
     C、the other
     D、other
18.________ to find the proper job, he decided to give up job-hunting in this city.
     A、Failed
     B、Being failed
     C、To fail
     D、Having failed
19.The proposal __________, we’ll have to make another decision about when to start the project.
     A、accepted
     B、accepting
     C、to accept
     D、be accepted
20.We don’t deny that your products are superior in quality to ______ of Japanese make.
     A、the one
     B、that
     C、these
     D、those
21.It is required that anyone applying for a driver’s license _________ a set of tests.
     A、take
     B、takes
     C、took
     D、will take
22.There is no evidence _______ oil price will come down in the near future.
     A、which
     B、that
     C、where
     D、as
23.The policeman saw the thief _______ he appeared on the street corner.
     A、not until
     B、as long as
     C、the moment
     D、only if
24.The policeman kept his eyes _______ on the screen of the computer to identify the criminal’s footprints.
     A、fixed
     B、fixing
     C、being fixed
     D、to fix
25.Tom ____ the party as no one saw him there yesterday evening.
     A、can’t attend
     B、mustn’t attend
     C、won’t have attended
     D、couldn’t have attended

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.The manager was (entire) unaware of the trouble with the heating system in the hotel until this week.
27.By the end of next month, we(find) a good solution to the technical problem.
28.The nurse told the visitors(not speak ) so loudly as to disturb the patients.
29.I’m afraid there is not much (differ) in their points of view.
30.If he had taken his lawyer’s advice, he(save) himself a great deal of trouble.
31.(impress) by the young man’s good qualifications, they offered him a job in their firm.
32.I am sure the secretary who has just been hired will prove to be an efficient (employ) .
33.We all felt excited when China succeeded in(launch) ?its first manned spaceship.
34.We regret to inform you that we no longer manufacture the product you are (interest) in.
35.The tall building (complete) last month is our new classroom building.

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.

We don’t have beds in the spacecraft, but we do have sleeping bags. During the day, when we are working, we leave the bags tied to the wall, out of the way. At bedtime we untie them and take them wherever we’ve chosen to sleep.
On most spacecraft flights everyone sleeps at the same time. No one has to stay awake to watch over the spacecraft; the craft’s computers call us on the radio.
On the spacecraft, sleep-time doesn’t mean nighttime. During each ninety-minute orbit (轨道) the sun “rises” and shines through our windows for about fifty minutes, then it “sets” as the spacecraft takes us around the dark side of the Earth. To keep the sun out of our eyes, we wear black sleep masks.

It is surprisingly easy to get comfortable and fall asleep in space. Every astronaut (宇航员) sleeps differently: some sleep upside down, some sideways, and some right side up. When it’s time to sleep, I take my bag, my sleep mask and my tape player with earphones and float (漂浮) up to the flight deck (驾驶舱). Then I get into the bag, and float in a sitting position just above a seat, right next to a window. Before I pull the mask down over my eyes, I relax for a while, listening to music and watching the Earth go by under me.

36. When the astronauts are working, sleeping bags are fastened _________.
A、 on the wall
B、 to their seats
C、 onto the flight deck
D、 anywhere they like
37. Why can all the astronauts sleep at the same time?
A、 They have to follow the same timetable.
B、 The radio wil take care of the aircraft for them.
C、 There are enough sleeping bags in the spacecraft.
D、 There is no need for them to watch over the spacecraft.
38. To relax himself before sleep, the writer often _________.
A、 makes a bed
B、 gets into his bag
C、 listens to music
D、 wears a sleep mask
39. How long does it take the spacecraft to go round the Earth?
A、 Forty minutes.
B、 Fifty minutes.
C、 Ninety minutes.
D、 Twenty-four hours.
40. The best title for this passage is _____.
A、 Traveling in Space
B、 Sleeping in the Spacecraft
C、 Equipment Used by Astronauts
D、 The Earth Seen from Outer Space

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

Whenever traveling on Shanghai Airlines (SAL) flights with paid tickets, you will earn air miles according to the class shown on your tickets. When you have accumulated enough air miles, you can apply for a premium (奖励) ticket or other premium items.
Passengers (12 years old and over ) are eligible (合格的) to join SAL FFP(Frequent Flying Passenger) Club unless it is banned (禁止) by the law of the country where they live.
Please fill out the application form on the back and mail it to the Customer Service Center of SAL. SAL Customer Center will mail the membership card and manual to you within 30 working days after receiving your Application Form.
Please show your membership card when you check in at an airport.
Please retain a photocopy of the ticket, the original boarding pass as well as a photocopy of your receipts after traveling or making purchases at ASL partner businesses until you confirm the record has been charged to your account.
If you flew SAL 3 months before your registration of SAL FFP Club, please mail to SAL Customer Service Center a copy of your ticket and the original boarding pass with your card number on it for recording air miles.
The Application Form can be used by one person only, and copies are void (无效).

For more information, please refer to the SAL FFP Program Guide.

41. What does SAL stand for in this passage?
A、Shanghai Airport.
B、Shanghai Airlines.
C、Shenzhen Airport.
D、South Airlines.
42. Who can apply for a premium ticket form SAL according to the passage?
A、 A passage who has traveled several times by plane.
B、 A passenger who wants to travel on any airlines flight.
C、 A passenger who has traveled on Shanghai Airlines flights.
D、 A passenger who has accumulated enough air miles on SAL flights.
43.  What’s the legal age to join SAL FFP Club according to the passage?
A、 11 and under
B、12 and under
C、12 and over
D、18 and over
44. Whom should the application form be sent to if you want to apply for SAL FFP Membership?
A、 SAL FFP Club
B、 The SAL ticket office
C、The SAL headquarters.
D、SAL Customer Service Center
45. When they check in at an airport, Club members should show ________.
A、 their boarding pass
B、their membership card..
C、 a photocopy of the ticket.
D、 an application form.

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.

DISCLAIMER: This e-mail is confidential and should not be used by anyone who isnot the original intended recipient (收件人). If you have received this e-mail in error, please inform the sender and delete it form your mailbox or any other storage mechanism (存储器). Neither Macmillan Publishers Limited nor any of its agents accept any responsibility for any statements which are clearly the sender’s own and not expressly (明确无误地) made on behalf of Macmillan Publishers Limited or one of its agents. Please note that neither Macmillan Publishers Limited nor any of its agents accept any responsibility for viruses that may be contained in the e-mail or its attachments and it is your responsibility to scan the e-mail and attachments (if any). No contracts may be concluded on behalf of Macmillan Publishers Limited or its agent by means of e-mail communication.
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Registered Office
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E-mail Disclaimer
From:(46)
User of the e-mail: the(47) .
No responsibility accepted by Macmillan for:
a) any(48) which are the sender’s own
b) (49) possibly contained in this e-mail
c) contracts concluded by means of (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--- Advanced Mathematics
B--- Experiment in College Physics
C--- Fundamentals of Laws
D--- Theory of Circuitry
E--- Circuit Measurement Technology
F--- Optimum Control
G--- Signal & Linear Systems
H--- Electrical Engineering Practice
I--- Experiment in Electronic Circuitry
J--- Principles of Microcomputers
K--- Motor Elements and Power Supply
L--- Auto-measurement Techniques
M--- Automatic Control Systems
N--- Microcomputer control Technology
O--- Basis of Software Techniques
P--- Principles of Mechanics
Q--- Digital Image Processing

Example: (A) 高等数学      (J)微机原理

51. 自动控制系统         法律基础
52. 数字图象处理         电路测量技术
53. 软件技术基础         信号与线性系统
54. 自动检测技术           大学物理实验
55. 电工实习           微机控制技术

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.

Sunburst Hotel

Location: On Waikiki Beach facing the ocean on one of the main beaches on the island of Oahu.
Accommodation: A large complex including 32 houses, two 12-storey towers with 245 rooms and a 16-storey tower with 300 rooms. Room choices include one or two king or queen size beds or 2 double beds. Each room has a shower, hair-dryer, coffee maker, mini-fridge, in-room sage, phone, TV with pay movies and radio.
Facilities: Two restaurants, three bars and four loungers (休息厅) provide excellent food, relaxation and entertainment 24 hours a day. There are also a tour desk, gift shops, laundry facilities and pay parking. Our room service is prompt and reasonable.
Amusement: Two large swimming pools and a very large fitness (健身) center with three full-time staff.
Special feature: Children under 16 stay free when sharing with an adult (one adult per child). More than one child per adult is half price. Coupon (优惠券):All guests receive a coupon book upon check-in. It offers discounts on dining, shopping, entertainment and other activities.

56. Where is the hotel located on the island of Oahu?
On .
57. How many rooms are there altogether in the tower buildings?
There are altogether rooms.
58. How is the room service in the hotel?
.
59. How much will you pay for your second child if you take two children along?
.
60. What’s the use of the coupon book?
With the coupon book, guests can get on dining, shopping, etc. in the hotel.

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.A large percentage of e-commerce businesses went bankrupt in 2000, mostly due to inadequate business plans and excessive spending on advertising and marketing.
A) 2000年有大批网络公司倒闭,极可能是因为计划中的资金不足以及过量的广告和营销花费。
B) 2000年大多数网络商务企业出现亏损,严重影响了资金的充分利用以及广告营销的合理开支。
C) 2000年有很大一部分电子商务企业破产,主要是由于商务规划不周密以及广告和营销开支过多。
D) 2000年大批公司的电子商务部门都有银行债务,大大导致了预算资金不足以及广告和营销费用短缺。
62.Many economists believe that advertising helps increase competition, which leads to lower prices, thus benefiting consumers and the economy as a whole.
A) 许多经济学家认为,广告增加了竞争成本,使商品质量不断下降,这就使消费者的经济利益受到损害。
B) 许多经济学家相信,广告加剧了竞争,又降低了商品的价格,所以消费者和整个经济都会从中得到好处。
C) 许多经济学家坚信,广告会加剧竞争,过度的竞争致使商品质量低劣,从而影响消费者整体的经济利益。
D) 许多经济学家认为,广告有助于竞争,而竞争的加剧会降低商品价格,从而使消费者和经济在整体上收益。
63.Backed by loans form the Asian Development Bank, the local government is aiming to teach the farmers how to run a successful business with farming techniques.
A) 为了偿还亚洲开发银行的贷款,当地政府努力教导农民如何成功地利用农业技术。
B) 为了获取亚洲开发银行的贷款,当地政府教导农民如何通过发展农业技术来办好农业。
C) 偿还了亚洲开发银行的贷款后,当地政府力求教导农民如何依靠农业技术成功地进行生产。
D) 在亚洲开发银行贷款的支持下,当地政府致力于教会农民如何利用农业技术成功地经营。
64.As your complaint does not agree with the result of our test, please conduct another examination to show if there is any ground for your claim.
A) 因你方投诉与我方检验结果不符,请再次检验,以证实你方索赔是否有根据。
B) 因你方的试验结果与我方的结果不同,请重新核查你方索赔的理由是否能成立。
C) 由于你方不同意我方的检验结果,如果能出示任何结果,请你们重新提出要求。
D) 由于你方的申述与我方的检验结果不一致,请你方另行考虑,以表明要求赔偿的理由。
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Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a business letter according to the following information given in Chinese. Remember to do the task on the Translation/ Composition Sheet.

说明:假定你是一家办公设备进出口公司的经理王刚,给某公司写一封信。
内容:

  1. 告诉对方你获得信息的渠道:从《城市商报》 (Urban Commerce)上看到对方公司的介绍;
  2. 说明你去信的目的:询问对方是否有你需要的产品,是否有现货供应,等等,并想和对方建立贸易联系;
  3. 介绍你公司的情况,如:多年从事进出口贸易,在中国设有6家分公司,与国内许多大商店有联系,等等;
  4. 希望尽快得到回复。

注意信函格式!
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