2008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、Close the window.
    B、Open the window
    C、Turn off the TV
    D、Turn on the radio
2. A、He’s in his office.
    B、He’s in a meeting
    C、He’s on a business trip
    D、He’s on holiday
3. A、Take a chinese course
    B、Visit china.
    C、Stay at home
    D、Go to a summer camp
4. A、The water is too cold
    B、The pool is too far away
    C、The pool is too crowded.
    D、The weather is too hot.
5. A、4 days.
    B、14 days.
    C、24 days.
    D、40 days.

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、A single room with a bath
    B、A single room with a shower
    C、 A double room with a bath
    D、A double room with a shower
7. A、100 dollars
    B、150 dollars
    C、200 dollars
    D、250 dollars
8. A、A fitness gym
    B、A tennis court.
    C、A swimming pool
    D、A table tennis room
9. A、By the last name
    B、By the first name
    C、By the middle name
    D、By the full name
10. A、The short holidays
    B、The low salaries
    C、The small offices
    D、The informal clothes

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.How many kinds of doctors are there in the US?
      He is the manager.
12.Where is the family doctor’s office?
      In thewhere their patients live..
13.What do family doctors often do?
      Theythe health of everyone in the family.
14.What kind of diseases do specialists treat?
      Special health problems, such as adisease or a broken bone..
15.What is very important to Americans according to the passage?
    They shoulod buy medical .

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.Allan is looking forward to _____ his American partner at the trade fair
     A、meet
     B、meeting
     C、be meeting
     D、having met
17.She didn’t know _____ to express her ideas in English clearly in public
     A、arrange
     B、to arrange
     C、have arranged
     D、arranged
18.The message______Mr.Black was elected chairman of the committee arrived just in time.
     A、which
     B、what
     C、that
     D、how
19.They had talked only for a few minutes ______they found they were of different opinions.
     A、unless
     B、while
     C、before
     D、once
20.By the time you come to see me next month, I _____ my term paper
     A、have completed
     B、complete
     C、complete
     D、will have co,pleted
21.It is important to provide an environment _____ people are encouraged to make suggestions at all levels of the company?
     A、from which
     B、on which
     C、in which
     D、for which
22.The scientist wanted to keep people_______about the breakthrough in their experiment
     A、inform
     B、informed
     C、informing
     D、to inform
23.When I first arrived in Japan,Iwas surprised_____ the way people greeted each other
     A、of
     B、to
     C、with
     D、at
24.Not until that day _____the importance of good manners in a job interview
     A、did I realize
     B、I did realize
     C、I have realized
     D、have I realized
25.The market econmy is quickly changing people’s idea on______is accepted
     A、that
     B、which
     C、what
     D、how

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.He tried to solve the problem, but he(quick) gave up.
27.The guest paid(little) money than he should for the room.
28.It is far more(interest) for me to chat online with friends than to watch TV.
29.Finally the woman found her(lose) child with the help of the police.
30.The boss gave him a raise in salary because of his excellent(perform) at work.
31.This hospital,which(equip) with modern facilities,is one of the best in the country.
32.Before(write) an application letter,you should be aware what kind of people the employer needs.
33.In the past few years,traffic problems(become) more and more serious.
34.It’s really(wonder) to see you here again in beijing.
35.If I(be) you.I wouldn’t miss the job interview tomorrow morning.

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 iMOVE database(数据库) is a foreign-language information platform for persons interested in job opportunities offered by German companies. The information can be obtained in seven languages; German ,English,French,Spanish,Chinese,Russian and arabic.

        All programs in the area of professional training are carried out by German training providers. All these programs have a clear content to meet your special needs.

        Programs which take place in Germany are carried out in English. Many of the German training providers have started their training activities towards the international market. Therefore, they also offer courses abroad. These courses are taught in English or the language of the target country. Providers will be glad to supply you with additional information on these courses. You can contact the provider directly to find out more about a program and the training provider.

        To guarantee high standards in the database, iMOVE has developed quality standards for training providers and their services. All of the training facilities in the iMOVE database have to follow these quality criteria(标准). All training providers who publish their international training programs in the iMOVE database have recognized our General Terms and Conditions.

36. The iMOVE database is intended for persons who ______.
A、seek a job as a language translator
B、are interested in the German language
C、want to be employed by German companies
D、wish to work for professional training providers
37. The iMOVE programs are carried out by_____.
A、 language training centers
B、German training providers
C、special service developers
D、overseas employment advisers
38. The training programs held in Germany are taught in_________?
A、German
B、English
C、French
D、Chinese
39. Which of the following measures has iMOVE taken to guarantee its high standards?
A、Offering different language courses
B、Providing modern training facilities
C、Starting training courses overseas
D、Developing quality standards
40. The purpose of the passage is to______.
A、advertise the iMOVE database
B、make German companises more popular
C、hire overseas employees to work in Germany
D、encourage people to learn foreign languages

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

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A、for 6 months
B、20,000 miles
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D、once in three weeks
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A、if they reserve tickets at a hotel
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B、within 3 weeks of their first flight
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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.

The College of Business Management(CBM) is seeking new members to represent the college as student Ambassadors(大使). The Ambassadors selected will represent the college during the school year. Their term of service will begin during the autumn. Student Ambassadors will have the opportunity to cooperate with students at various activities throughout the school year.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  1. promote the College of Business Managment.
  2. Improve leadership and communication skills.
  3. Assist in the recruiment of students to CBM.

EDUCATION:

  1. Must currently be a full-time student in the College of Business Management.
  2. Must be available to assist with various recruitment activities.
  3. Must be able to contact students from various backgrounds.
REQUIRED SKILLS:
  1. Print a copy of the application form from our website.
  2. Complete the application form and return it to the student Advising Office..

For more Information:
Contact Mark Davis at 472-2310 or stop by the student Advising Office.

Student Ambassadors Wanted
Term of service:throughout the school year
Tasks:
1. represent the(46) as Student Ambassadors
2. cooperate with students at 47)
Term of service:
1. promote CBM
2. improve leadship and(48)skills
3. assist in the recruitment activities
Qualifications:must be a(49)student in CBM
Application procedure:
1. print a copy of the application form
2. complete the form
3. return it to the(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 ---------- Physical check-up
B ---------- biological clock
C ---------- pulse rate
D ---------- high blood pressure
E ---------- sleep habits
F ---------- over-the-counter(OTC)medicine
G ---------- side effect
H ---------- personality test
I ---------- operating room
J ---------- sense of well-being
K ---------- face-lift
L ---------- compulsive over-eating
M ---------- stress self-test
N ---------- plastic surgeon
O ---------- heart beat
P ---------- behavior therapy
Q ---------- terminal stage

Example: (K) 面部整容      (N) 整形外科医生

51. 心跳               非处方药
52. 手术室             强迫性过度饮食
53. 副作用             生物钟
54. 高血压              脉搏率
55. 睡眠习惯            体检

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.

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Subject: Your Gmail account has been inactive for a long time
From:”The Gmaill Team” gmail-noreply@gmail.com
Time:2008-06-26 14:12:55
To: wanghaiyan@163.com
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56. Why does the Gmail Team write to the Gmail user?
Because the user hasn’t used his/her Gmail for quite some time.
57. What kind of storage the user’s account now has?
It now has 5,000 megabytes of storage.
58. How many languages are available in the Gmail interface now?
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59. What may happen to the user’s account if it is inactive for 9 months?
The Gmail team may have to the user’s account.
60. What is the purpose of the Gmail team in sending this email?
TThey hope the user willthe account.

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. I believe my education, training and personal qualities meet the requirements you set for the position of electrical engineer.
A、我认为我受的教育和培训,以及个人素质正是你们要求的,我会努力履行电器工程师的职务。
B、我相信我所接受的教育和培训,以及我个人素质均符合你们对电器工程师职务设定的要求。
C、得知你们招聘电器工程师,我觉得我的背景可以让你们了解我受过的教育和培训,以及我的个人品德。
D、得知你们招聘电器工程师,我愿意接受必要的教育和培训,完善我的个人品德,成为一名电器工程师。
62. As you have done the market survey, I would like to discuss with you the possibility of selling our products in the US.
A、因为美国产品有市场,所以我们要研究开发我们产品的可能性。
B、因为你有市场资料,所以我希望与你讨论美国产品的销售情况
C、你已经作了市场调查,所以我想和你讨论在美国销售我们产品的可能性。
D、你已了解了市场,所以我希望能与你商讨在美国开发我们产品的可能性。
63. The general manager must act as a kind of public relations person as well as the head of the company’s management.
A、总经理不仅当好公关人员,而且要领导好公司。
B、总经理作为公关人员,也一定要当好公司领导。
C、总经理不仅是公司的管理首脑,还必须起来某种公关人物的作用
D、总经理要管理好自己的公司。首先必须管理好公司的公关人员
64. The study shows that our computers are superior to those of our competitors in terms of functions and speed.
A、研究表明,我们的计算机在功能和速度两方面都优于我们的竞争对手。
B、研究表明,我们的计算机与我们竞争者的产品在功能和速度方面有差异。
C、研究表明,我们的计算机在效率和速度方面都与其它在商不同。
D、研究表明,我们的计算机正面临着高速发展的其它在商的竞争。
65.Movie-goers(电影院常客) across China will now only pay half price for tickets Tuesday, which will start in July. Any movie shown on Tuesday will be half price,even for new movies. The purpose is to bring people back to the cinema on Tuesday, when numbers of audiences are the lowest of the week. Some cinemas in Beijing and Shenzhen that began offering such discoounts in advance have seen an increase in audiences Tuesday, evenings.

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:请以王华的名义向商店经理写一封投诉信。内容如下:
投诉人:王华
投诉对象:第一百货公司
投诉商品:SQ200手机
投诉原因:不能拍照,不能收发短信,。。。。。等等
投诉要求:退货或更换
提出希望:及早回复
写信日期:2008年12月21日

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