2007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’ll have a conference next Friday.
    B、He has returned from a conference.
    C、He won’t be available until next Friday.
    D、He’s waiting for the man in his office.
2. A、Husband and wife.
    B、Waitress and guest.
    C、Boss and secretary.
    D、Doctor and patient.
3. A、Talk with John about his study.
    B、Take John to a doctor.
    C、Study math with John.
    D、Ask John to be their tutor.
4. A、The woman has just been to Chicago.
    B、The man knows little about Chicago.
    C、The woman likes Chicago very much.
    D、The man doesn’t like the climate in Chicago.
5. A、Stay at the present job.
    B、Take another interview.
    C、Work with his father.
    D、Start his own company.

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、Mr. Smith.
    B、Miss White.
    C、Miss Smith.
    D、Mr. Brown.
7. A、The telephone number.
    B、Mr. Brown’s address.
    C、Miss Smith’s message.
    D、The time for the visit.
8. A、By ship.
    B、By train.
    C、By plane.
    D、By bus.
9. A、Thirty days.
    B、Three weeks.
    C、Twenty days.
    D、Two weeks.
10. A、Happy.
    B、Frightened.
    C、Excited.
    D、Sad.

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 does your doctor usually advise you to do when you’re quite sick?
      To .
12.What does the speaker think of following a doctor’s advice?
      Following a doctor’s advice is not always
13.What will keep a sick man working when he should have gone to bed?
      The stress of his
14.What will happen to the person who doesn’t take medicines properly?
      The medicines will do the person
15.How should a person rest during an illness?
      He should rest both his body and.

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.There are two maps on the wall: one is a map of China, and __________ is a map of the world.
     A、other
     B、another
     C、the other
     D、the others
17.For years, doctors ___________ millions of patients’ lives with the help of microscopes.
     A、have saved
     B、are saving
     C、will save
     D、were saving
18.Once more I have to leave Beijing, __________ I have been living for eight years.
     A、that
     B、where
     C、which
     D、as
19.I was almost asleep last night when I suddenly heard someone ___________ at the door.
     A、be knocking
     B、knocking
     C、to knock
     D、having knocked
20.The conferences ___________ in Beijing next week is bound to be a great success.
     A、holding
     B、being held
     C、to hold
     D、to be held
21.It wasn’t such a good job ___________ she had read about in the advertisement.
     A、like
     B、which
     C、as
     D、what
22.It’s my great honor ____________ to give a speech at the opening ceremony.
     A、to invite
     B、inviting
     C、having invited
     D、to be invited
23.Not until yesterday ____________ anything about the project that will be completed soon.
     A、did I learn
     B、have I learnt
     C、I learnt
     D、that I learnt
24.This problem is _____________ his ability and I don’t think he can solve it.
     A、to
     B、in
     C、beyond
     D、under
25.She didn’t go to the party last night, ____________ she had to finish her term paper.
     A、have saved
     B、are saving
     C、will save
     D、were saving

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 engineers spent the whole night (work) on the new device.
27.I’m not sure whether we can gain any profit from the(invest) .
28.The price of petrol is much(high) now than it was this time last year.
29.No one can deny that we (make) tremendous progress in the past twenty years.
30.The research group has submitted a report, (suggest) to the nearest hospital for treatment last night.
31.The people injured in the accident(send) from the top of the hill, the village is very beautiful.
32.The organization started a (nation) campaign against cigarette smoking in public places.
33.Application for this training course should be sent (direct) to the admission office.
34.It is high time that the manager (pay) more attention to the services for the customers.
35.When (ask) about the advertising campaign of the new product, the manager said it was a great success.

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.

Everybody had an opinion about telecommuting (远程办公). “It won’t work in most jobs”, “It costs too much”, “It reduces air pollution”, “It helps people balance family and work responsibilities”, and “Most people are doing it”.
In reality, researchers continue to find strong growth and acceptance of telecommuting. Nearly two-thirds of the top 1000 companies in the world have a telecommuting program, and 92 percent say it reduces cost and improves worker productivity(生产力). The days of everyone commuting to the office five days a week are quickly disappearing.
Telecommuting involves a non-traditional work arrangement enabling workers to work at home or elsewhere, some or all of the time. This is not a new, novel, or untested way of working.
But is it for you? Telecommuting is not a panacea (万能药). Whether you are a manager, or an HR (Human Resources) specialist, there are decisions to make and actions to take before you begin a telecommuting arrangement.

Join us for any or all of the following meetings to get answers, information, and resources to develop and carry out a successful telecommuting arrangement. Each meeting offers you an informative presentation followed by the opportunity for a discussion with a panel of “experts” who have made telecommuting work for them.

36. How do people look at telecommuting according to the first paragraph?
A、They are against it.
B、They don’t care about it.
C、They share the same view.
D、They differ in their opinions.
37. According to the response of most of the top 1000 companies, telecommuting ________.
A、increases worker productivity
B、will disappear in the near future
C、can not be accepted by the public
D、is practiced in all the top companies
38. Which is the following statements is TRUE of telecommuting?
A、It is up to the employees to accept it or not.
B、It is getting popular in different companies.
C、It is a new untested way of working.
D、It is a traditional work arrangement.
39. Before beginning a telecommuting arrangement, the management should _________.
A、appoint a new HR specialist to
B、provide the facilities and conditions
C、improve the company’s productivity first
D、decide whether it is suitable for the company
40. According to the last paragraph, meetings are held to _________.
A、appreciate the efforts of the telecommuting companies
B、discuss the employment of telecommuting experts
C、help introduce the practice of telecommuting
D、train people before they start telecommuting

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

Rockwatch—The Best Club on Earth
If you are a young person and interested in geology(地质学), then Rockwatch is the club for you!
When you join
New memberships receive a Rockwatch Rox file each. This has the information and top tips you will need to start enjoying geology. It’s designed to serve as your own field notebook as well.
In it you will find your

  1. membership card
  2. full color mini-map
  3. thumbs up guide
  4. fact cards

Rockwatch Magazine
Our lively magazine is mailed to members three times a year. They can read reports and news from around the world, and articles on everything from diamonds to dinosaurs(恐龙), earthquakes to erosion(水土流失).
Rockwatch Events
With each magazine you will receive a Rockwatch events calendar. Rocky activities suitable for families are listed and include road shows and guided walks.
The Rockwatch Rock Artist
Are you an artist, or a photographer? This is your chance to become Rockwatch Rock Artist of the Year and win amazing prizes in our annual competition.
Special Offer

Rockwatch members can have specially discounted Wildlife Watch memberships. Watch is the biggest environmental action club for young people, with 100 groups across the country. You can join both clubs together by filling in the boxes in the membership form.

41. New Rockwatch Rox Club members will obtain a special file when they ________.
A、do field work
B、join the club
C、buy a field notebook
D、start studying geology
42. Rockwatch is a magazine telling about things related to ___________.
A、geology
B、agriculture
C、politics
D、economics
43. What activities are specially arranged for Rockwatch members interested in photograph?
A、Guided walks.
B、Rocky activities.
C、Yearly competitions.
D、Academic workshops.
44. When applying for Wildlife Watch membership, a Rockwatch member can enjoy _________.
A、free membership
B、a special discount
C、a Rock Artist prize
D、guided road shows
45. You may join both Rockwatch and Wildlife Watch clubs by ___________.
A、calling the two clubs
B、providing references
C、applying separately
D、filling in one 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.

NUROFEN RECOVERY (纽洛芬去痛片)
Please read these instructions carefully before you take this medicine.
Nurofen Recovery dissolves(溶解) quickly on the tongue without the need to use water. It delivers effective relief from headaches.
You should not take Nurofen Recovery if:
-- you have had an allergic (过敏的) reaction to aspirin (阿司匹林)
-- you have had a worsening of asthma (哮喘) when taking aspirin or similar medicines
-- you are under 12 years of age
Administration
Place a tablet on the tongue, allow it to dissolve and then swallow—no water is required.
Adults, the elderly and children of 12 years and older:
Take 2 tablets, then if necessary, take 1 or 2 tablets every 4 hours. Do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours. Not suitable for children under 12 years.
Warnings:
If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
If symptoms persist or if new symptoms occur, consult your doctor.
Possible side effects:
Stomach discomfort or pain, worsening of asthma or shortness of breath. If you experience any of these, stop taking the tablets and see your doctor.

NUROFEN RECOVERY
Function: delivering(46) to live a healthier life
Doctors’ advice and other(47) .
People not intended for:
1) patients with an allergic reaction to aspirin
2) patients having asthma when taking aspirin
3) children under the age of(48)
Dosage:
1) Staring Dose: 2 tablets
2) If necessary: take 1 or 2 tablets (49)
3) Maximum daily intake: 6 tablets
Possible side effects:
1) stomach discomfort
2) worsening of asthma
3) (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 ---------- Waiting and Boarding
B ---------- Luggage Delivery
C ---------- Inspection and Quarantine
D ---------- Getting a Boarding Pass
E ---------- Security Check
F ---------- Domestic Departure
G ---------- Over-sized Luggage Checked-in
H ---------- Goods Prohibited to be Hand-carried
I---------- Duty-free Articles
J ---------- Customs Declaration Form
K ---------- Quantity Allowed to Take
L ---------- Regulations on Restriction of Liquids
M ---------- Temporary Boarding ID Card
N ---------- Guide to Outgoing Passengers
O ---------- Goods Prohibited to Exit the Country
P ---------- Restriction of Hand Carry-on Articles
Q ---------- Detection Passage

Example: (L) 限定液体物品的规定      (C) 检查与检疫

51. 离港旅客指南              领取登机牌
52. 禁止携带出境的物品          大件行李托运
53. 候机/登机               禁止随身携带的物品
54. 限带物品数量              检查通道
55. 海关申报表               免税物品

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.

When you buy life insurance, you want a policy that fits your needs at a reasonable cost. Your first step is to determine how much life insurance you need. Next, you need to decide how much money you can afford to pay. Finally, you must choose the type of policy that meets your coverage (保险类别) goals and fits into your financial plan. Once you have completed these steps, you will be able to move ahead and contact several life insurance companies through an agent who will shop for the right type of policy for you.
There are many reasons for purchasing life insurance, among which are the following:

1. Insurance to provide family protection and financial security to surviving family members upon the death of the insured person.

2. Insurance to cover a particular need upon the insured’s death such as paying off a mortgage or other debts.

56. What should you take into consideration when choosing a life insurance policy?
Both your needs and the .
57. What’s the relationship between the type of policy and your financial plan?
The type of policy should meet your .
58. Who can help you buy the right type of policy from an insurance company?
.
59. Who will benefit from the life insurance upon the death of the insured person?
Surviving .
60. What is the second goal for buying life insurance?
To pay off a mortgage or after death.

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.If you are taking care of an aging parent or know someone who is, this 30-page booklet may be of great help to you.
A) 假如你注意的话,你会知道这本小册子有30页,会对你的父母和你认识的人很有用。
B) 要是这本30页的小册子很有用,可以给你的父母和你认识的人各买一本。
C) 如果你所照顾的父母或认识的亲人年事已高,这本30页的小册子会对你有很大帮助。
D) 若你在照看年迈父母或知道有人在这样做,这本30页的小册子会对你们有很大帮助。
62.Bidding documents can be obtained at the following address upon receipt of a non-refundable payment of RMB ¥2,799 each set.
A) 标书要寄到下列地址,每套可回收人民币2,799元,标书文本不得更改。
B) 招标文件可在下列地址获取,每套文件为人民币2,799元,不可退换。
C) 可向下列地址索取招标文件,每套需支付人民币2,799元,恕不退还。
D) 到下列地点办理相关招标手续,交付人民币2,799元,标书不得更改。
63.During the meeting held in Brazil last month the supporters of free trade argued that these economic policies could benefit all nations.
A) 支持者上个月在巴西召开自由贸易会议,他们辩称这些经济政策有利于所有的国家。
B) 上月在巴西召开的会议上自由贸易的支持者辩称,这些经济政策会使所有国家都受益。
C) 自由贸易的支持者在上个月召开巴西会议时提出了这些经济政策,以帮助所有国家。
D) 在上个月的会议上,巴西的支持者就自由贸易政策是否有利于所有国家展开了辩论。
64.The game industry as part of the entertainment business is catching up fast with movies and TVs in terms of both popularity and yearly profit.
A) 游戏业和娱乐业一样,在受欢迎的程度和年收入方面都飞快超越了电影和电视。
B) 游戏产业作为娱乐业的组成部分,它在普及性和年收入方面都在很快超越电影和电视。
C) 作为娱乐业的组成部分,游戏产业在其普及性和年利润方面都迅速逼近电影和电视。
D) 游戏业和部分娱乐业如同电影和电视一样,越来越受欢迎,收入逐年迅速提高。
65.On July 10 the company will hold its first worldwide video conference (电视会议). All twenty facilities will be linked by a satellite broadcasting system so that employees can see and speak with each other. Mr. Black will begin the conference by telling us about our goals for the next five years. Next, each manager will speak about current challenges. The last hour will be devoted to questions from all locations. If it proves successful, we hope to schedule worldwide video conferences annually.

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:以部门经理(Ruth Crawford)的名义给公司全体员工发一份内部通知。
时间:2007年6月24日
事由:有关更换电话系统事宜
内容:

  1. 由于业务需要,公司拟更新目前使用的电话系统;
  2. 现有3个通讯公司提交的更新方案,内容见附件;
  3. 请员工仔细阅读并提出自己的建议;
  4. 提交建议的时间:本月底前;
  5. 公司将于下月初定货。

注:请将上述内容写成一段文字,不得逐条罗列,不得签考生自己姓名。
Words for reference:
事由 Re; 更新update; 附件 attachment;定货 place an order;
通讯公司 communications company

Memo
To: All Staff Employees
From: _____________________
Re: _____________________
Date: _____________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________
___________________________________________________________________________