2009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、In a restaura
    B、In a hospital
    C、At a post office.
    D、At a railway station.
2. A、He will go to the concert
    B、In a hospital
    C、He is not interested in the concert.
    D、He can’t go to the concert.
3. A、$2.
    B、$12.
    C、$7.
    D、$14.
4. A、He’s going to find a job.
    B、He’s going to go abroad
    C、He’s going to study for a degree.
    D、He’s going to do a part-time job.
5. A、Husband and wife.
    B、Nurse and patient
    C、Teacher and student.
    D、Boss and employee

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 be a teacher.
    B、To take care of animals.
    C、To work as a secretary.
    D、To further her study.
7. A、To work in an office
    B、To be an animal doctor.
    C、To go aboard.
    D、To be a salesman.
8. A、She lost her data.
    B、She broke the disc.
    C、She bought a computer of a wrong model.
    D、She couldn’t get her computer working.
9. A、Buy a computer for her
    B、Go to the store with her.
    C、Lend her some money.
    D、Lend her some money.
10. A、To show the receipt.
    B、To call the store first.
    C、To pay some more money.
    D、To bring the instruction manual.

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.When was the customer survey conducted?
      It was conducted .
12.How did customers feel about the products of the company?
      The products were quite.
13.What did customers complain in the survey?
      It tookto settle their complains.
14.How did customers feel about the service staff?
      The service staff were not always.
15.When should the Customer Service Department come up with a plan to improve their service?
      .

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.By the end of this year Mr.Smith______in our company for exactly three years.
     A、is working
     B、has worked
     C、will work
     D、will have worked
17.I think that the Great Wall is worth______hundreds of miles to visit.
     A、to travel
     B、traveling
     C、traveled
     D、travel
18.The new staff didn’t know how to use the system______I explained it to him
     A、until
     B、because
     C、if
     D、since
19.______is reported in the newspapers that the talks between the two companies have not made any progress.
     A、That
     B、What
     C、It
     D、As
20.______by the failure of the project, the manager could hardly say a word.
     A、To be shocked
     B、Shocked
     C、Be shocked
     D、Shocking
21.The first question we now discuss is______we should go there so early
     A、whether
     B、where
     C、what
     D、whom
22.He was attending a meeting ______he would have come to your party
     A、unless
     B、when
     C、but
     D、or
23.Enclosed you______an application from that you are asked to fill out.
     A、will find
     B、find
     C、found
     D、are finding
24.The auto industry spends large amounts of money on marketing campaigns______
     A、attract
     B、attracted
     C、to attract
     D、attracts
25.The advertising company recently hired a designer ______had once won a
     A、whose
     B、which
     C、whom
     D、who

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.Your daughter is (luck) enough to have been admitted to this large company.
27.After an (introduce) by the chairperson, we’ll go on with the day's company.
28.We must keep the manager (inform) of the advertising campaign.
29.It is suggested that the president of the Union (make) a speech on behalf of all the workers .
30.Having been badly damaged by the earthquake, the city has to be (rebuild) .
31.She described the ancient city in detail because she (live) there for years.
32.The new university graduate is confident of (win) the post as the assistant to the managing director.
33.Successful companies concentrate (much) on selling their products to their existing customers than to their new ones .
34.The local economy depends (heavy) on the exports of manufactured goods.
35.With such a short time (leave) , it’s impossible for us to finish this complicated experiment.

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.

An ebook (also referred to as an electronic book, eBook, or e-book) is a digital Version (版本) of a print book that you download and read. But if you want to read an ebook, you must have an Ebook Reader, which is a kind of free software used by your computer. Make sure you have installed the appropriate Reader before you download your ebook from the Internet. The software allows you to turn the words on the screen into the size you like. It also helps you turn pages and change your viewing options (计算机屏幕上的阅读选择). Ebooks are a fun alternative to regular books. You can download them to any computers and create your own library of hundreds of titles. If you load them onto your portable computer, you can take them with you when you travel. Some ebooks are even interactive! Best of all, when you order an ebook, there is no waiting and no shipping charges. The amount of time it takes to download your ebook depends on the speed of your connection and the size of your ebook.

36. From this passage, we learn that an ebook______.
A、can be found in any library
B、can be read directly from the Internet
C、can be read by any one who has a computer
D、can be read when special software is installed
37. The Ebook Reader is used for______.
A、reading an ebook you’ve downloaded
B、turning a print book into a digital version
C、downloading an ebook from the Internet
D、copying an ebook onto a portable computer
38. Form this passage, we can learn that ______.
A、you can read an ebook on a laptop when you travel
B、you can order an ebook using the Ebook Reader
C、the ebooks oedered have to be shipped to you
D、 it takes a lot of trouble reading an ebook
39. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、An ebook is ordered in the same way as a print book is.
B、The size of the words in an ebook cannot be changed.
C、The downloading time is decide by the ebook’s size.
D、There is less fun reading an ebook than a print book.
40. The passage is mainly about______.
A、a better way to download an Ebook
B、a new kind of book – the Ebooks
C、the new version of Ebooks
D、the fun of reading Ebooks

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

Check-in Requirements

Passengers and their baggage must be checked in at least 45 minutes berore departure for domestic flights and 60 minutes for international flights. Government-issued photo identification is required for all passengers. Passengers traveling across any international boundary(边界) are responsible for obtaining all necessary travel documents. Passengers may be denied boarding if travel documents are not in order. When check-in requirements are not met, a passenger may be separated from his/her bag. Frontier Airlines will gladly hold the bag in the destination baggage service office for pick-up at the passenger’s convenience. Passenger must be at the gate 20 minutes befrore departure for boarding.

Free Baggage Allowance for Each Ticketed Passenger
Frontier Airlines, Inc. will accept, per ticketed passenger, two free checked bags not to exceed 62 inches and 50 pounds per piece – one carry-on bag and one personal item (purse, laptop, etc.).

NOTE: A ticketed passenger may check one carry-on bag if it is within established limitations. All carry-on items must be put under a passenger seat or in a shared overhead compartment (行李舱).

Excessive (超重) Baggage Charges
An excess charge will be made for each piece of baggage over the free allowance And for each piece of over-sized or over-weight baggage.

41. Aninternational flight passenger should check in at least______ .
A、20 minutes before daparture
B、30 minutes berore departure
C、45 minutes berore departure
D、60 minutes berore departure
42. What is required of all domestic and international passenger for check-in?
A、An invitation letter.
B、A company’s job offer.
C、An official photo identification.
D、An official immigration permit.
43. How much baggage is a ticketed passenger allowed free of charge?
A、One piece.
B、Two pieces.
C、Three pieces.
D、Four pieces.
44. What will passengers have to do if their baggage is over the free allowance?
A、To pay extra money.
B、To carry it themselves.
C、To ask for special permit.
D、To drop the excessive item.
45. This passage is probably taken from______.
A、an advertisement of an airline
B、a notice for airline passengers
C、a schedule of an international flight
D、an introduction to an airline company

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.

Sakura Scholarships offer students the opportunity of taking part in a three-month Japanese language course in the city of Kyoto. The scholarship covers free accommodation, meals and tuition. Return air fares between their country of residence and Osaka are paid, and $1000 pocket money is also provided .

To apply for one of these Scholarships, you should write a letter of about 300 Words, describing your own educational career so far, and giving reasons why you think your education would benefit from participation in the Sakura Scholarships Scheme.

The closing date for application is February 1, 2009. Applicants who have been selected for the short list (入选名单) will receive the notice by March 31. The final selection will be made on the basis of interviews held during May.

Applications are open to all students, regardless of age, sex or nationality, and are also open to people who are not currently full-time students.

Please apply to Ms. Kyoto Matsumoto, Sakura Scholarship Scheme, Sakura Trading Co, 200 East Avenue, London E97PS.

Sakura Scholarships
Course offered: Japanese language
Items covered: 1. accommodation, meals and (46)
       2.(47) air fares.
       3. $1,000(48)
Content of application letter:
       1. describing the applicant’s(49)so far
       2. giving reasons for taking the course
Deadline for application:(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 ---------- assembly line
B ---------- packer
C ---------- forklift
D ---------- explosive materials
E ---------- fire extinguisher
F ---------- loading dock
G ---------- machine operator
H ---------- electrical hazard
I ----------  conveyor belt
J ---------- safety boots
K ---------- shipping clerk
L ---------- time card
M ---------- warehouse
N ---------- hard hat
O ---------- earplug
P ---------- hand truck
Q ---------- safety earmuffs

Example: (F) 装载码头      (K) 运务员

51. 易爆材料         安全耳罩
52. 工时卡          安全靴
53. 装配线          灭火器
54. 安全帽          手推车
55. 机器操作员        输送带

Task 5
Directions:
The following is an application letter. After reading it, you should give brief answer to the 5 questions (No.56 to No.60) that follow.The answers (in no more than 3 words) should be written after the corresponding Answer Sheet.

Dear Ms. Pascal,
I would appreciate very much an opportunity to meet with you and demonstrate how my unique experience and education could be of particular advantage to your company’s future growth.

My practice last summer at Pascal Business System helped me focus on my academic and career goals. My fourteen weeks with your company involved me in a whole variety of sales support activities including preparing brochures and catalogs, coordinating trade shows, providing data and information to salespeople in the field, and interacting with customers.

During the past two semesters I have concentrated on developing my electronic publishing and business communication skills. I am confident that I can improve the ways in which Pascal Business Systems provides support for field marketing representatives. This would include designing and maintaining an online catalog which could be coordinated with current inventories.

I am available for an interview at your convenience and look forward to an opportunity to discuss ways to improve operations and communications with field locations and sales. Thank you for your kind consideration.

                                          Sincerely,  
                                         Lourdes Santiago  

56. How long did Lourdes Santiago work at Pascal Business System?
  .
57. What activities was he involved in when he had his practice in the company?
A whole variety of.
58. What special skills did Lourdes Santiago develop during the past two semesters?
He developed electronic publishing and .
59. What could he do to help support the field marketing representatives?
By designing and mantaining .
60. What is the purpose of the letter?
Lourdes Santiago writes the letter to ask for .

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. For you safety, the electrical appliance can only operate when it has been
A、你只有在干燥通风的地方操作这一台电子仪器才安稳。
B、只有在干燥通风的场所才能使电子仪器持续运转。
C、为了安全起见,本电器装置只有安装在通风阴凉处才能确保其正常运行。
D、为了安全起见,本电器装置只有正确安装在干燥阴凉的基座上才能运行。
62. Not only does asking questions at a meeting involve you in discussions, it is also a good way to demonstrate your professional knowledge.
A、会上提问不仅能使你参与到讨论中,而且还是一种展示你专业知识的好方法。
B、会上提问不仅可以讨论你所提出的问题,而且还可以很好地利用你的专业知识
C、提问题不仅能使会议讨论你所关注的问题,还是一种表现你专业技能的好途径。
D、在会上不仅要提问还要参与讨论,这是提高你自己专业技能的一种有效方法。
63. People feel that the interdependence of nations, so long talked about by
A、人们感到,一直都在谈论的国家的独立,今天比以往任何时候这个问题都显得重要。
B、人们感到,政治家长期谈论的国家间的相互依存,现在比任何时候都更为实在。
C、人们感到,许多国家以前一直关心的独立问题,现在比以前任何时候都更加现实。
D、人们感到,政治家以前认为国家之间要互相依赖,今天显得比以往更加现实了。
64. The purchaser will not be responsible for any cost or expenses in connection with the packing or delivery of the above goods.
A、卖主并非没有责任解决上述货物在包装和运输方面出现的问题。
B、对于上述货物的包装和运输有关费用的任何事宜卖主概不负责。
C、以上货物在包装和运输方面所产生的有关费用买主均不予过问。
D、买主概不承担与上述货物的包装和运输有关的任何成本或费用。
65.The city government recognizes that citizens have certain new needs. To better meet your needs, we have made several changes in community facilities in 2009. Three stations for the suburbs have been added to the western train service. Broadband () cable is now available to all parts of the city. 5,000 new books were bought for the City Library. Some new facilities at the city hospitals have been installed. Next year, we will try our best to make your life even better.

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:假设你是某公司人事部职员王林,为安排一次职工的假期旅行,向某旅行社写信询问有关事宜。
写信日期:2008年6月22日
内容:

  1. 询问旅游信息 (如:线路、价格、折扣等);
  2. 告诉对方参加旅游的人数和时间安排;
  3. 索要相关的资料,特别是行程安排;
  4. 告之联系方式。

  5. Words for reference:
    Travel Agency 旅行社
    注意信函格式!

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