2008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、Water flowers
    B、Pack up for traveling
    C、Claen the bedroom
    D、Cook the meal
2. A、She won’t buy a car this year
    B、She doesn’t live far away
    C、She hasn’t made up her mind
    D、She doesn’t like to drive
3. A、Travel on busniess
    B、Prepare some documents
    C、Fly to New York
    D、Have a holiday
4. A、She was making a phone call
    B、She was working in the office
    C、She was having a meeting
    D、She was going to the airport
5. A、She is busy at the moment
    B、She is Diana’s friend
    C、She wants Diana to do her air
    D、She has an appointment with Diana

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、To his hometown
    B、To the beach
    C、To his university.
    D、To the hospital
7. A、She visited her middle school
    B、She was ill and have to stay at home
    C、She was busy working
    D、She was back to her hometown
8. A、Beds
    B、Tables
    C、Sofas
    D、Bookshelves
9. A、Next to a discount store.
    B、In front of the Central
    C、Near the terminal of Bus No.6
    D、On Main Road
10. A、10%
    B、20%
    C、30%
    D、40%

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.At what time of the day did the fire start?
      In the early .
12.Which floor of the buliding did the fire destroy?
      Theof the buliding.
13.Who lived in the buliding at the time of the fire?
      Only a few.
14.When was the Geller House bulit?
      In the year of.
15.What was the probable cause of the fire?
    Most likely a burning  .

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.I tried to get out of the business I found impossible to carry on
     A、why
     B、which
     C、what
     D、where
17.Jack would rather spend time complaining than the problem by himself
     A、solve
     B、solved
     C、solves
     D、to solve
18.Most of the retired people are happy their quite life in the country-side
     A、to
     B、of
     C、with
     D、on
19.Only when we had finished all the work that it was to late to take a bus home
     A、did we realize
     B、will we realize
     C、we did realiz
     D、we will realize
20.Scientists should be kept of the latest devlopments in their research
     A、inform
     B、informing
     C、informed
     D、to inform
21.I don’t regret her what I thought about her proposal,even if it upset her.
     A、tell
     B、to tell
     C、told
     D、telling
22.My brother brought me a few reference books,but of them was of any use for my report.
     A、neither
     B、none
     C、either
     D、all
23.They will not start the project nutil the board chairman back from South Afric.
     A、will come
     B、is coming
     C、came
     D、comes
24.Please note that I will be away from Boton next week, you want to call me and discuss things
     A、in case
     B、unless
     C、until
     D、so that
25. that I wasn’t going to get much chance for promotion,I soon became bored with my work
     A、To realize
     B、Realizing
     C、Being realized
     D、Realized

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.Obviously,unclear power can never be the only(solve) to energy crisis.
27.It was in his childhood that he read most of the books(write) by Mark Twain.
28.Nobody at the meeting would(belief) that the new proposal could be carried out smothly.
29.If the rent is as much as $750 a month ,water,gas and electricity should(include) .
30.The lecture was so(bore) that many of the students in the classroom fell asleep.
31.Mr.Smith considered(sell) his car and his house before moving to Beijing.
32.My brother(enjoy) a better health since we came to live in this beautiful seaside city.
33.The government is trying to find a way to deal with the problem of pollution(effective) .
34.The young man did not have enough money;otherwise he(buy) a more expensive watch.
35.With the help of the police,the woman finally found her (lose) child after a sleepless night.

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 White House is the most visited residence in the world.Tours may be scheduled through our Washington DC office. Due to security and scheduling procedures,there are few things you should know before requesting a tour.
Only groups of 10 or more may request a tour.
Requests must be submitted with a minimum of one month’s advance notice from the date of the tour.Notice of whether your application is accepted will be given 10 days prior to the date requested.All tours,even after they have been confirmed,are subject to cancellation due to security interests.
Tours are only conducted Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 am to 11:30 am. To process your request for a tour,please contact our Washington office at (202)224-5521 and provide the following information:
Date(s) requesting.
Security information for each person in your party,including:name as it appear on I.D.(I.D required for ages 14 and up),date of birth,social security number,country of origin,and citizenship(公民的身份)
A home address and daytime and evening phone numbers for the designated(指派的) leader of the group.
A contact number while in DC for the designated leader of the group.
After your request is confirmed or denied,our office will contact you with further instructions.

36. This notice is to provide information about .
A、scheduling of Washington DC tours
B、the security system of the White House
C、application for a tour of the White House
D、duties of a tour group leader
37. The White House is open to the public .
A、on weekdays only
B、five days a week
C、every other day
D、on weekends only
38. Application for a group tour of the White House must be submitted .
A、exactly on the date of application
B、at least 30 days in advance
C、any day between Tuesday and Saturday
D、10 days before the date of the tour
39. After you're your request has been confirmed .
A、it is still possible that your tour may be cancelled
B、you are still allowed to change your visiting
C、you can surely visit the White House that day
D、it is necessary for you to start your tour immediately
40. It can be inferred from the passage that .
A、teenagers under 14 are not allowed to visit the White House
B、foreigners are less likely to be permitted to tour the Whitte House
C、separate tours can also be scheduling White House
D、security is the chief concern in scheduling White House

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.

It is the vision(设想)of the Public Transit Police Department to achieve a transit system free from crime and disorder. Transit Police programs are designed to enhance safety,increase riders and preserve the quality of our system’s structure.

Transit has its own police force committed to the safety of its customes and drivers,serving seven counties and 85 cities in the region. There 32 full-time officers,146 part-time officers and five administrative(行政的)staff,devoted to one thing:public safety

You’ve probably seen Transit Police officers patrolling(巡逻)bus routes in cars or on foot.During visits with drivers, Transit Police either ride alone or they step on board to greet drivers or passengers.Sometimes officers patrol out of uniform-one could be on your next bus.The fare inspectors on Hiawatha light-rail train are Transit Police officers.

Every new Public Transit bus has an onboard security camera.Videotapes from these cameras help Transit Police identify and change criminals.

Downtown patrols bulit up in early 2002 have improved the quality of life for downtown residents and transit customers. Ten full-time police officers are assigned to the Minneapolis and St.Paul downtown areas,to ensure public security.

Downtown arrests have gone from 490 in April-September 2001 to 941 during the same period in 2002.

41. The responsibility of the police force of Public Transit is to .
A、enhance public security
B、bulid a free transit system
C、control the number of riders
D、ensure a convenient transit system
42. Sometimes patrolling officers on buses are unnoticed because .
A、they look like fare inspectors
B、they don’t wear uniform
C、they are polite to passengers
D、they often take a back seat
43. The purpose of installing a camera inside the new buses is to .
A、keep a close watch over the load ahead
B、take pictures of the passengers on road
C、increase the effciencyof the transit system
D、help the transit police detect criminals
44. Two figures are mentioned in the last paragraph to indicate .
A、the Public Transit system’s efficiency
B、the success of Transit Police program
C、the police’s emphasis on security of downtown areas
D、the worseing security condtion of the area
45. The best title for the passage may be .
A、Police and Security
B、New Security Measure
C、Transit Police Security Program
D、Crime-free Public Transit System

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.

Dear Mr.Willliams:
Your advertisement in this morning’s paper for manager of public relation appeals to me.I found the wording of your advertisement quite attracttive with emphasis on leadership,initative,and flexibility .And my experience and qualifications indicate that I am the person you are seeking.
The enclosed resume indicates my experience in the area of public relations and management communications. I am quite familiar with the kinds of issues and problems that you have to beal with.
I’d like to draw you attention to page 2 of my resume,on which I describe my concept of public relations. And I am most eager to put this concept into practice to prove it to you
Although I have been very happy with my present employer and colleagues,I am more willing to join your company where I can assume even broader responsibility.
I am free to travel and open to relocation. I would welcome the opportunity to meet and to further discuss how may benefit your organization. Please call me at 0411-89726374 to arrange an interview at your earliest convenience..

Sincerely yours,
Stephen Smith
 


An application Letter
Applicant:(46)
Position applied for: the manager of(47) .
Requirements emphasized in the ad: 1.leadership
                                                                    2.initiative
                                                                    3.(48)
Expectation of the applicant: to assume(49)
Contact telephone number : 0411-89726374
Purpose of the letter: asking for (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 ---------- parcel carrier
B ---------- annual revenue
C ---------- package distribution company
D ---------- the commitment to quality
E ---------- weight of the shipment
F ---------- pick-up and delivery
G ---------- urgent delivery
H ---------- full electronic tracking
I ----------  export documentation
J ---------- scheduled delivery
K ---------- automatic confirmation of delivery
L ---------- global network
M ---------- door-to-door delivery
N ---------- zone number of the destinstion
O ---------- approximate value of the shipment
P ---------- additional charge
Q ---------- express plus package

Example: (Q) 加急邮件服务      (F) 收取与递送服务

51. 定时送货             紧急投递
52. 全程电子跟踪          货物大约价值
53. 包裹承运商           自动送货确认
54. 质量承诺             允许出口的文件
55. 附加费             上门送货服务

Task 5
Directions:
The following is a call for partnership(征求合作伙伴)advertised in China Daily. 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.

In order to hold an outstanding Olymic Games, the Beijing Orgnizing Committee issues this Call for Expression of Interest parties are invited to participate in the procedure and submit their declaration of interest and related supporting documents.

General Terms and Condtions of Participatio
1. Applicants must be able to contribute sufficient funds,product and related services to meet the demands of the Beijing 2008 Olymic Games.
2. Applicants must posses strong economic strength,financial and technical capabilities.
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3. Applicants must enjoy a positive social image, good reputation and excellent business record.
4. Applicants undertake not to associate their response to this call and participation in the procedure with any of their commercial activities.

56. What is the main purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest?
To invite to participate in the Beijing 2008 Olymic Games.
57. Who is the issure of this Call for Expression of Interest?
The of the Beijing 2008 Olymic Games.
58. What must the applicants do to meet the demand of the Beijing 2008 Olymic Games?
Contribute sufficient funds,products,and .
59. What is required of the applicants in terms of social image?
They must enjoy a social image.
60. What should applicants undertake not to do?
Associate their response and participation with any of their .

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 requie funding for tuition costs,your application should be in the Student Financial Aid Services at least three weeks before your registration date.
A、如果你需要资助学费,应向助学办公室提出申请,并至少提前三周办理注册。
B、如果你需要申请贷款缴纳学费,你应该至少在三周内到助学办公室登记注册。
C、如果你需要减免学费,应到助学办公室提出申请,并至少提前三周办理注册手续。
D、如果你需要学费资助,最迟应该在注册日期三周前将你的申请交到助学办公室。
62. With all its disadvantages,the new design they have submitted should still be considered as one of the best at present.
A、尽管他们提交的这个新设计有种种不足,但仍应视为目前最佳设计之一。
B、尽管有许多不利因素,他们做出的新设计仍然被视为目前最佳设计之一。
C、如果没有这些缺陷,他们的新设计就应该被视为迄今为止最佳的一种设计。
D、如果没有这么多不利因素,他们的新设计就应该作为目前最佳的一个方案。
63. Thank you for informing us of the overcharge on your account and we have contacted the store on your behalf and are awaiting their reply.
A、承蒙告知您受到恶意透支的指控,我们已经派代表与商店联系并正在等待回音
B、承蒙告知您的账户存在问题,我们已经和商店联系过并正在等待他们的回答。
C、承蒙告知您的账户被多扣款一事,我们已经代您与商店联系,正在等待他们回复。
D、承蒙告知有人指控您恶意透支,我们代表商店向您致歉。请您等待他们的答复。
64. There is no way we’ll get lost in the mountains,scince the tour guide has figured out the return route.
A、我们根本不会在山里迷路,因为导游已经回到了原来的路线上。
B、既然导游已经弄清了返程的路线,我们就绝不会在山里迷路。
C、因为我们在山里迷失了方向无路可走,导游只好照原路返回。
D、我们在山里迷了路,所以导游一直都在寻找返回的路线。
65.The sales service include installation(安装) and training within one week of receiving the order. On the way of installation,our training engineer will spend one hour with your secretary , providing instructions on the operation of this easy-to-use photocopier(复印机). You may call us for help at any time in the future. If necessary, our trainer will go to your company to help you with the operation of the machine.

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:假定你是新蒂服装公司(Cindy Garment Co.)销售经理丁志文,根据下列内容给客户(Mr John Smith)写一封信函。
写信日期:2008年6月22日
内容:

  1. 告知因原材料(raw material)价格上涨,产品价格上调;
  2. 原订单货物仍维持原价;
  3. 希望今后继续向本公司进货;
  4. 随函寄去调整后的价目单(price list);
  5. 表示歉意;

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