2009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 teacher.
    B、A doctor.
    C、A secretary.
    D、A salesman.
2. A、Visiting a company.
    B、Meeting with the new manager.
    C、Looking for the meeting room.
    D、Showing a newcomer around.
3. A、In an office.
    B、In a restaurant.
    C、In a department
    D、In a library.
4. A、To attend a conference.
    B、To work in a firm.
    C、To do some sightseeing.
    D、To visit an exhibition..
5. A、The rise of costs.
    B、The drop of sales.
    C、The decrease of production.
    D、The increase of pollution.

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、All staff.
    B、Young workers.
    C、New employees.
    D、Department managers.
7. A、1 week
    B、2 week
    C、3 week
    D、4 week
8. A、How to operate machines
    B、How to use computers
    C、How to collect information
    D、How to be a manager
9. A、because there was no access to the Internet.
    B、Because the traffic outside was too noisy.
    C、Because the air conditioner was out of order.
    D、Because there was no hot water in the bath.
10. A、Room 201.
    B、Room 203
    C、Room 204
    D、Room 206

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’s Peter Johnson’s position in the company?
      He is the manager.
12.What places will the visitors see in the company?
      And the laboratory.
13.How long does it take to look around the laboratory?
      Aboutminutes.
14.What measures are taken to ensure the visitors’ safety?
      The visitors are required to wear protective hats and.
15.What is not allowed to do during the tour?
      .

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.We must find a way to cut prices _____ reducing our profits too much.
     A、Without
     B、despite
     C、with
     D、for
17.She didn’t know _____ to express her ideas in English clearly in public.
     A、Which
     B、why
     C、what
     D、how
18._____ the weather improves, we will suffer a huge loss in the tourist industry.
     A、As
     B、Since
     C、While
     D、Unless
19.We are happy at the good news ______Mr. Black has been awarded the best manager.
     A、That
     B、which
     C、what
     D、whether
20.It is important that we _____ the task ahead of time.
     A、Will fish
     B、finished
     C、finish
     D、shall finish
21.Would you please pass me the book _____ cover is black?
     A、Which
     B、whose
     C、that
     D、its
22._____ in the company for three years, mark has become experienced in business negotiations..
     A、Having worked
     B、Have been working
     C、Having work
     D、worked
23.Not until she arrived at the meeting room _____ she had forgotten to bring the document.
     A、She realized
     B、did she realize
     C、with
     D、at
24.John had never been abroad before, _____he found the business trip very exciting.
     A、Because
     B、though
     C、so
     D、while
25._____Some students are able to find employment after graduation, others will have to return to school and earn an advanced degree.
     A、Since
     B、while
     C、because
     D、if

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.Employees are not allowed (make) personal phone calls in the office.
27.The shop assistant priced the goods before (put) them on the shelf.
28.The purpose of new technology is to make life (easy) not to make it more difficult.
29.The proposal about the annual sales (discuss) at the next board meeting.
30.Since we work in different sections of the company, we see each other only (occasional) .
31.Some domestic manufacturers are busy increasing production, losing the chance to develop more (advance) technology.
32.I shall appreciate your effort in (correct) this error in my bank account as soon as possible.
33.If your neighbors are too noisy, then you have a good reason to make your (complain) .
34.30 percent of the students who (interview) yesterday believe they should continue with their education until they have a university degree.
35.Measures should be taken to avoid the negative effect (bring) about by unfair competition.

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.

Google,the internet search-engine company,has announced it will give more than twenty-five million dollars in money and investments to help the poor.The company says the effort involves using the power of information and technology to help people improve their lives.

Aleem walji works for google.org-----the part of the company that gives money to good causes. He said the company’s first project will help identify where infectious(传染性的)diseases are developing. In southeast Asia and Africa, for example, google.org will work with partners to strengthen early-warning systems and take action against growing health threats.

Google.org’s second project will help small and medium-sized businesses grow. Walji says microfinance(小额信贷)is renerally small, short-term loans that create few jobs. Instead, he says Google.org wants to develop ways to bring investors and business owners together to create jobs and improve economic growth.

Google.org will also give money to help two climate-change programs announced earlier this year. One of these programs studies ways to make renewable (再生的)energy less costly than coal-based energy. The other is examining the efforts being made to increase the use of electric cars.

The creators of Google have promised to give Google.org about one percent of company profits and one percent of its total stock value every year. Aleem walji says this amount may increase in the future.

36. The purpose of Google’s investments is to ______.
A、help poor people
B、develop new technology
C、expand its own business
D、increase the power of information
37. According to Aleem walji, the company’s first projict is to_____.
A、set up a new system to warn people of infectious diseases
B、find out where infectious diseases develop
C、identify the causes of infectious diseases
D、cure patients of infectious diseases
38. What kind of businesses will benefit from Google.org’s second project?
A、large enterprises
B、cross-national companies.
C、foreign-funded corporations
D、small and medium-size businesses
39. From the fourth paragraph,we learn that Google.org’s money is also invested to help _____
A、start more research programs
B、make more advanced electric cars
C、develop renewable and coal-based energy
D、conduct studies related to climate changes
40. From the last paragraph we learn that the investments by Google.org’s come from______.
A、Google’s profits and stock value
B、some international IT companies
C、the company’s own interests
D、 local commercial banks

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

Your boss holds your future prospects in his hands. Some bosses are hard to get along with.. some have excellent qualifications but no idea when it comes to dealing with people. Of course, not all bosses are like that.

The relationship you have with your boss can be a major factor in determining your rise up the career ladder. Your boss is not only your leader, he is also the person best equipped to help you do the job you are paid to do . he can inform you of company direction that may affect your professional development.

Your boss also needs you to perform at your best in order to accomplish his objectives. He needs you feedback in order to provide realistic and useful reports to upper management. But how does this help you establish a meaningful working realtionship with your boss?

The key is communication. Learn and understand his goals and priorities(优先的事). Observe and understand your boss’s work style. If he has not been alear with his expectations,ask! Likewise, as just something to fill the hours between 9 and 5, he may be more likely to help you.

In short, getting along with your boss requires getting to know his likes and dislikes and learning to work with his personality and management style.

41. The main idea of the first paragraph is that ______.
A、bosses are hard to deal with
B、bosses have good character
C、bosses determine your career future
D、bosses must have similar personality
42. In the second paragraph,”rise up the career ladder”(Line 2)means ______.
A、going to work abroad
B、changing jobs frequently
C、being promoted in position
D、pursuing an advanced degree
43. In order to achieve his objcetives,your boss expects that you will ______.
A、do your best in your work
B、show your management skills
C、get along with your colleagues
D、pursuing an advanced degree
44. The most important factor for establishing a good working relationship with the boss is _______.
A、high expectations
B、quick feedback
C、frequent criticism
D、write reports to upper managenment
45. The best title for the passage might be______.
A、How to Take Care of your boss
B、How to Get Along with your boss
C、How to Accept Your Boss’s Criticism
D、How to Accomplish Your Boss’s Objective

Task 3
Directions:
The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marked 46 through 50 (in no more than 3 words) in the table below.

We welcome you aboard the Eastern flight and will do our best to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable.

For your safety and convenience
TO begin the trip,we would like to draw your attention to some safety-related details. There are also explained on the instruction card in the seat pocket in front of you. Seat belts must remain fastened while the “Fasten seatbelts”sign is on. It is advisable to keep them fastened at all times while seated. All flights are non-smoking. The use of mobile telephones is now allowed when the airplane is on the ground. During the flight the use of CD and DVD players is not allowed.

For your entertainment
To help you enjoy your trip, we provide a range of newspapers. On our MD-11 and Boeing aircraft.we provide music and video programs. On Airbus A 321/320/319,short videos are shown.

Meals and drinks
During most flights we serve you a tasty meal and drinks. Beer, wine and other drinks are seved free of charge. Coffee,tea and juice are seved free of charge on all domestic(国内的) flights. On domestic flights leaving leaving before nine and on all flights to Northern China, a snack is served.

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

Eastern flight service
Safety and convenience
1. 1) Seat belts:remain (46)while the”Fasten seatbelts”sign is on
2.Smoking: not allowed on board
3.Mobile phones: used only when the airplane is(47) .
4.CD and DVD: not allowed to piay(48)
Enterainment provided
1.newspapers
2.music and(49)on MD-11 and Boeing aircraft
Entertainment provided
1.meals served on most flights
2.coffee,tea and juice served free of charge
3.a snack served on all flights to(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 ---------- air traffic control system
B ---------- armed police
C ---------- crime prevention
D ---------- entry requirement
E ---------- international criminal police organization
F ---------- level of security
G ---------- picket line
H ---------- police station
I ----------  patrolling vehicle
J ---------- safety precaution measure
K ---------- safety control device
L ---------- security command center
M ---------- security service
N ---------- security control center
O ---------- security personnel
P ---------- valid documents
Q ---------- security monitoring and control

Example: (M) 保安服宁      (G) 警戒线

51. 空中交通管制系统      安全预防措施
52. 巡逻车           武装警察
53. 国际刑警组织        有效证件
54. 入境要求          安保人员
55. 安全保障级别        安全监控

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 Mr. Smith,
I am pleased to offer you the position of the after-sales manager at our company starting on 16 June 2009. I propose that the terms of employment will be those in the attached draft individual employment agreement.

Please note that you are entitled to discuss this offer and to seek advice on the attached proposed agreement with your family, a union, a lawyer or someone else you trust. If you want some information on your employment rights, you can also contact the Employment Service Office or visit our website.

Also if you disagree with, or do not understand or wish to clarify anything in this offer, please ring me to discuss any issue you wish to raise.

If you are happy with the proposed terms and wish to accept this offer of employment, please sign the duplicate copy of this letter and return it to me by 1 June,2009 In the event I have not heard from you by that date, this offer will be automatically withdrawn on that date.
    I look forward to working with you.

                                        Yours sincerely,
                                         John Brown  

56. What job position is offered to Mr. Smith in the letter?
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57. From whom may Mr. Smith seek advice about the proposed agreement?
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58. How can Mr. Smith return the signed duplicate copy of this letter?
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59. When should Mr. Smith return the signed duplicate copy of this letter?
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60. What will happen if the duplicate copy of the letter is not returned by the deadline?
This offer will beon that date .

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 either party wants to renew the contract, it should submit a written notice to the other party three months prior to the expiration of contract.
A、如果任何一方希望撤销合约,必须将撤销的理由在三个月内通知对方。
B、如果合同一方希望重签合约,必须在合同到期的三个月内写信通知对方。
C、如果合同一方希望更改合约,必须提前三个月向对方书面提交其理面。
D、如果合同一方希望续签合约,必须在合同期满前三个月书面通知对方
62. There is no sign that the world economic crisis will lessen in the next few months, although a certain degree of recovery is in sight.
A、尽管没有人认为未来几个月内世界经济危机会消失,但是在一定程度上的复苏是肯定的。
B、尽管世界经济复苏的迹象是肯定的,但未来几个月内经济危机缓和的现象还不很明显。
C、尽管已经显现出一定程度的经济复苏,但没有迹象表明世界经济危机在未来几个月会减缓。
D、尽管没有人承认未来几个月内世界危机会触底,但我们肯定会看到世界经济的复苏。
63. Most of the issues concerning personnel management have been solved satisfactorily only a few of secondary importance remain to be discussed.
A、
B、
C、
D、
64. Only in this way can Chinese enterprises improve their competitiveness and avoid being defeated by their foreign rivals after china’s entry into the WTO.
A、只有这个方法才能帮助中国企业去参加竞争,避免在加入世贸组织后被其外国对手所击败。
B、只有这样中国企业才能提高竞争力,并且在中国加入世贸组织后不会败给它们的外国对手。
C、如果中国企业要想在世贸组织中参加竞争,必须通过这种办法才能击败它们的外国对手。
D、中国企业只有通过这种途径来击败外国的对手,才能表明它们在世贸组织中具备竞争力。
65.Thank you Mr. Black It’s a great honor to be appointed as Overseas Sales Manager To be honest, this promotion came as quite a surprise to me. I’d like to think it’s mainly the contribution of the whole team I’d like to thank all my colleagues in the company for their support and hard work Due to their efforts, we’ve started some overseas projects successfully, Looking to the future I’d still like to maintain contact with everyone even though I’ll be working at the management level.

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:根据下面中文信息写封询问信。
发信人:Mark Zhang
收信人: Mr. Smith
发信日期:2009年12月22日
内容:

  1. Mark在最近的广交会上认识了Smith先生;
  2. Mark对Smith先生所在公司展出的新款手机很感兴趣;
  3. 询问产品的详细信息,包括产品的规格,颜色,价格和功能等;
  4. 说明该款手机市场销售前景看好;
  5. 希望和对方建立长远的商务关系。

  6. Words for references:广交会 Guangzhou Trade Fair
                规格  specifications

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