2007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、A week ago.
    B、Two weeks ago.
    C、There weeks ago.
    D、Fore weeks ago.
2. A、Linda and Peter are good friends.
    B、Linda and Peter want to work together.
    C、Linda and Peter live in the same house.
    D、Linda and Peter work in different office.
3. A、Talk with John about his study.
    B、Tom won’t be able to com.
    C、Tom will give a dinner party.
    D、Tom won’t be away on business.
4. A、In the bank.
    B、In the office.
    C、In the hospital.
    D、In the travel agency.
5. A、To fax the report.
    B、To write the report.
    C、To copy the report.
    D、To email the report.

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、One
    B、Two
    C、There
    D、Four
7. A、Book a room.
    B、Fill out a form.
    C、Show his passport.
    D、Take away the suitcases.
8. A、Movie tickets.
    B、Concert tickets.
    C、Museum tickets.
    D、Opera tickets.
9. A、Front seat tickets.
    B、Back seat tickets.
    C、Box tickets.
    D、Standing tickets.
10. A、8 pounds
    B、16 pounds
    C、30 pounds.
    D、60 pounds.

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.Why are more and more people able to work at home?
      Because of the increasing use of .
12.What are the advantages of working at home?
      It saves time and money and enables.
13.What is another advantage of working at home?
      It
14.What is the problem with working at home only?
      There isn’t enoughinteraction.
15.What conclusion can we draw about working at home from the passage?
    Working at home is getting popular but most people need to meet their colleagues  .

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. Although he did not feel well, he insisted ________ going there together with us
     A、To
     B、On
     C、at
     D、for
17. I’ll ask Mr. Smith to ring you up ________ he comes back to the office.
     A、When
     B、Where
     C、because
     D、although
18.They regard _________ as their duty to provide the best service for their customers.
     A、this
     B、What
     C、it
     D、that
19.Not until the day before yesterday _________ to give a speech at the meeting .
     A、he agreed
     B、does he agree
     C、he agrees
     D、did he agree
20.________ up at the clock on the wall, the secretary found it was already midnight.
     A、Looking
     B、Look
     C、To look
     D、Looked
21.The first textbook ________ for teaching English as a foreign language came out in the 16th century.
     A、writing
     B、written
     C、to write
     D、to be written
22.Young _________ he is, he has proved to be an able salesman.
     A、that
     B、who
     C、as
     D、which
23.I don’t doubt ___________ the stock market will recover from the economic crisis.
     A、if
     B、what
     C、that
     D、which
24.In our company, great changes __________ since the new manager came.
     A、took place
     B、take place
     C、will have taken place
     D、have taken place
25.News came from the sales manager ___________ the new product had been selling well in the local market for three months.
     A、whose
     B、what
     C、which
     D、that

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.Sandy made quite a number of (apply) for a management position but failed every time.
27.The graduates had a(cheer) farewell party before leaving the college.
28.Karl probably(see) “Star Wars” several times for he knows every detail of the film.
29.Believe it or not, when first (introduce) to Europe, tomato was thought to be poisonous.
30.A telephone user may pay a fixed monthly charge and(allow) to make an unlimited number of local calls in the month.
31.I remember(see) you somewhere before ,but I can’t tell the exact place.
32.I don’t think it necessary(discuss) the matter with him before the problem is settled.
33.Since five managers are going to give their reports ,the meeting(last) for at least two hours.
34.Although he was(deep) hurt by what she said to him, he made no reply.
35.35. It is strongly recommended that teachers (use) computers to assist in their classroom teaching.

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.

Melbourne, with a population of over 3.5 million, is the second largest city in Australia. It is clean, safe, dynamic and exciting, and well known internationally for its universities and other educational institutions. The city has well-planned tree-lined wide streets and many beautiful parks and gardens. It has a good transport system of roads, buses, trains, and trams(电车). The La Trobe University(拉特罗布大学) campus is connected to the Central Business District by trams, express buses, and bus and train connections. Melbourne is a culturally rich city, and is home to large communities of people from all parts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. The city is famous for its restaurants, theatres, music, opera, ballet, art, culture, and shops, and a lively and dynamic nightlife. Melbourne people are enthusiastic about sports, and the city hosts many famous international sports events. Near Melbourne there are beautiful coastlines with excellent beaches, national parks, forests, wineries(葡萄酒厂),winter snowfields and summer resorts. The climate is temperate and comfortable, with warm summers and cool winters. In summer, maximum daytime temperatures range from 26ºC to 36ºC,and in winter from 12ºC to18ºC. The weather in Melbourne can be variable from day to day. In 2002, Melbourne was rate the world's best city to live in by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

36. Melbourne is well_known in the world for its ____________.
A、large population
B、educational institutions
C、transports system
D、beautiful parks and gardens
37. According to the passage,Melbourne is a city where_____________.
A、rich people choose to live
B、The best wine is produced
C、Various cultures exist
D、Asian food is popular
38. Melbourne people are very interested in_____________ .
A、sports
B、sunbathing
C、sightseeing
D、traveling
39. The word temperate in the sentence "The climate is temperate…."(Line 14),most probably means ___________.
A、hot
B、mild
C、dry
D、cold
40. The best title for the passage might be ____________.
A、An Ideal Place for Shopping
B、A City with the Best Climate
C、The World's Best City to live in
D、The World's Most Beautiful City

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

Terms and Conditions of Employment

These terms and conditions should be read before you sign your contract.

Salary: Your starting salary is: $15,000. This is reviewed annually.

Hours: The normal hours of work are eight hours a day, Monday through Friday. You will start work on Feb. 21, 2008. On the first morning, report to your line manager john Knight.

Health and safety: Please read the safety regulations attached. If you have any questions, contact the health and safety officer, whose name is at the top of the regulation sheet. If you have health problems, please inform the Senior Nurse, Chris Thomas. If you cannot work because of illness, please telephone the factory.

Annual leave: During your first year of employment you are allowed twenty days’ leave. This should be arranged with your line manager.

Overtime(加班): If you work more than forty hours a week, you will be paid at the current overtime rate. Your line manager will keep a record of the overtime you work. If you work on public holidays, you will be paid at the current rates. If you prefer, time can be taken instead of extra pay for public holidays and overtime.

Clothing: The Supplies Department provides overalls(工作服). Inform Supplies of your size two days before you need them. You can also order any other equipment you need for your job from Supplies.
  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. According to the contract, the salary of the employee ___________ .
A、is paid weekly
B、is adjusted every quarter
C、is re-examined from year to year
D、is fixed for to whole contract period
42. If employees have any health problem, they should ___________.
A、telephone the factory
B、inform the Senior Nurse
C、report to their line manager
D、contact the health and safety officer
43. The line manager is responsible for ____________ .
A、giving a pay raise
B、signing a contract
C、arranging annual leave
D、helping with personal affairs
44. If employees work on public holidays, usually they will get ___________ .
A、extra days off
B、extra money
C、a pay raise
D、paid holidays
45. When they need overalls for their job, employees should inform the Supplies Department of ___________ .
A、the size
B、the color
C、the style
D、the quantity

Task 3
Directions:
The following is part of a job advertisement. After reading it, you are required to complete the outline below it(No.46 to No.50).You should write your answers briefly (in no more than three words) on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.

INFORMATION SECURITY SPECIALIST
NOTE: Please submit your resume directly through this website, as well as emailing your resume as an attachment to us at resumes@ictva.com
JOB DESCRIPTION:
Establishes and satisfies highly challenging and complex information system
Security (ISS) requirements based upon the analysis of user, operational, policy, regulatory, and resource demands. Supports the development, implementation, and operation of ISS-enabling technologies, processes, and procedures into client systems and networks. Also requires an expert understanding of security policy advocated by the U.S. Government including Department of Defense and other agencies, e.g., Treasury, as well as commercial best security practices.
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields.
REQUIRED SKILLS:
ISS Policy, Procedures, and Planning, RACF, LAN, LIFE CYCLE, Microsoft NT, Network Security, Office Automation Tools.
LOCATION:
New Carrollton, Maryland or Falls Church, Virginia
CONTACT US AT:
resumes@ictva.com
U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required for employment.
 

A job advertisement
Position offered:(46)
Responsibilities: to establish and satisfy:47) requirements.
Qualifications: 1.(48) degree
                           2.required skills
Citizenship required: U.S .Citizenship or(49)
Way of contact: by (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 ---------- reading, reference and copying
B ---------- staff only
C ---------- closed shelves for undergraduates
D ---------- information retrieval room
E ---------- inter-library loan
F ---------- display & reading room for new books
G ---------- multi-media reading room
H ---------- reference department office
I ----------  novelty research
J ---------- lecture hall
K ---------- reading room for Chinese social books
L ---------- return deposit
M ---------- reading room for Chinese social books
N ---------- title catalogue
O ---------- circulation for foreign books
P ---------- card catalogue
Q ---------- periodicals and magazines

Example: (O) 外文书刊借阅      (D) 信息检索室

51. 员工专用             多媒体阅览室
52. 参考书阅览室          中文社科图书阅览室
53. 报告厅             书名目录
54. 卡片目录             新书展阅室
55. 期刊杂志阅览          馆际互借

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.

Statesman.com is provided to you by Cox Texas Newspapers. This visitor agreement is legally binding (有约束力的) between you and us. Please read this visitor agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms. The Internet is a fast growing medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement as modified.
We reserve the right to deny access to this website, or any service provided via this website, to anyone who violates(违反) this visitor agreement or who, in our judgment, interferes with the ability of others to enjoy this website, or infringes(侵犯) the rights of others.

We invite you to send in your questions or comments about this website, or to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please send such comments, including a copy of any material you wish to discuss to:
Jim Smith
General Manager
Statesman.com
305 South Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704
Phone: (512)912-2150
Fax: (512)912-2926 Or e-mail us.

56. Who are the two parties to the agreement?
The provider of the website and its .
57. What is meant if you go on using the service after changes in the agreement are posted?
It means you have the modification .
58. What will happen if a visitor breaks this agreement?
The visitor will be denied access to this .
59. What are visitors invited to do about this website?
Send in their about the website .
60. What can visitors do when they find materials on the website inaccurate?
They can send their comments 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. The increase in sales of professional hair-care products indicates that consumers are paying as much attention to their hair as to their skin.
A、专业护发产品的增加表名消费者既关心护发,也关心护肤。
B、专业护发产品销量的增加表明消费者既重视护肤,也重视护发。
C、随着没发行业的发展,消费者越来越重视美发和护肤。
D、随着没发行业的发展,消费者认为美发和护肤同等重要。
62. Women would double their risk of suffering from lung cancer if they were exposed to 40 or more years of household tobacco smoke.
A、妇女在家里吸烟长达40年或更长时间,她们患肺癌的痛苦就会加倍。
B、家庭妇女接触油烟长达40年或更长时间,她们患肺癌的痛苦就会加倍。
C、妇女在家里吸烟的时间长达40年或更长时间,她们患肺癌的危险加倍。
D、妇女在吸烟的家庭环境中生活40年或更长时间,她们患肺癌的危险加倍。
63. Though technically quite advanced today, the Internet is far from being popular with average household users in some developing countries.
A、尽管互联网技术现在已经很先进,但在一些发展中国家还未受到家庭用户的广泛青睐。
B、尽管互联网技术今天已经很先进,但在一些发展中国家海远远没有普及到一般家庭。
C、)尽管今天科学技术已经很先进,但在一些发展中国家互联网离大众的生活还是很远。
D、尽管今天科学技术已经很先进,但在一些发展中国家互联网还没有进入普通家庭。
64. Your new product would not have sold so well but for a lot of advertisements we put on the television.
A、如果我们没在电视上作大量广告,你们的新产品就不会又很好的销路。
B、虽然我们未在电视上作大量广告,你们的产品依然销路很好。
C、若不是我们作了大量的电视广告,你们的新产品销路不会这么好。
D、尽管我们再电视上作了大量广告,你们的产品依然销售不好。
65.The regulations make it safer for you to use your credit card for shopping on the Internet or over the phone. If someone else makes dishonest use of your credit card, you can cancel the payment and the card issuer(发卡机构) must refund the money to your account. The card issuer will want you to tell them as soon as possible if your card has been lost or stolen or if you find out that someone has used your card details.

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.

假定你是李明,给北京市奥组委写一份申请函,申请做一名奥运会的志愿者。
写信日期:2007年12月23日
申请函需要包括:

  1. 个人信息(年龄,性别,特长,外语能力,社会活动经历等);
  2. 担任志愿者的理由;
  3. 希望担当的志愿者工作(如导游、翻译或接待等);
  4. 联系方式;

Words for reference:
志愿者 volunteer
奥运会 他和Olympic Games

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