2003年6月高等学校英语应用能力B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

1.A、You can take a taxi.
   B、I’ll fly to New York next week.
   C、It’ s about twenty miles.
   D、It’s only six hundred yuan.
2.A、It’s very far from here.
   B、It’s very small, but nice.
   C、I’ve got a good idea.
   D、I’ve been there.
3.A、I’ve got some paper.
   B、That’s great.
   C、OK, thank you.
   D、Oh, no problem.
4.A、Sure. You take the other end.
   B、Turn right at the next corner.
   C、I think it’s too expensive.
   D、I’m afraid it can’t work.
5.A、I’m sorry to hear that.
   B、I like Chinese food.
   C、It’s very kind of you to help me.
   D、I’d like to, but I’ll have a meeting.

Section B
6.A、Pass a letter to Mr. Black.
   B、Talk to Mr. Black.
   C、See Mr. Black.
   D、Ask about Mr. Black.
7.A、In a store.
   B、In a post office.
   C、At a restaurant.
   D、At a bus stop.
8.A、9:55.
   B、9:50.
   C、10:00.
   D、10:05.
9.A、A magazine.
   B、A dictionary.
   C、A book.
   D、A newspaper.
10.A、Too old.
   B、Too strict.
   C、Very quite.
   D、Very nice.

Section C

John is a bus driver. He gets up at six o’clock, eats a light (11)in a hurry, and then rushes to work. He likes his job but hates to drive in had (12). Rain and snow make the roads dangerous.

John’s wife, Carol, works every day from (13)to noon as a bookkeeper. She likes keeping her house neat and tidy. She has a place for everything and throws out what she doesn’t need. John is the opposite. He (14)everything. He keeps clothes that don’t (15)him any more, old magazines, boxes and papers. Nothing of his is in good order.

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.The father was delighted to hear the child __________ that.
     A、to say
     B、to have said
     C、say
     D、said
17.John’s success in his career will be a great __________ to his aged parents.
     A、satisfaction
     B、concentration
     C、attraction
     D、solution
18.There are two doors, one of which __________ to the living room and the other to the kitchen.
     A、leads
     B、to lead
     C、leading
     D、led
19.On April 1st they flew to Beijing, __________ they stayed several days.
     A、when
     B、where
     C、which
     D、there
20.Can you tell Mary __________ her twin (双胞胎)sister?
     A、to
     B、with
     C、between
     D、from
21.I didn’t go with them to the beach yesterday. But I do wish I __________ there.
     A、have been
     B、had been
     C、was
     D、am
22.Experienced drivers have __________ accidents than beginners.
     A、least
     B、little
     C、fewer
     D、few
23.My wife is out of work now, so we have to __________ our living expenses.
     A、cut down
     B、cut off
     C、cut out
     D、cut short
24.Don’t worry. __________ you work hard, you are sure to pass the exam.
     A、As much as
     B、As well as
     C、As soon as
     D、As long as
25. Last night a fire __________ in that market, so the firm suffered a heavy loss.
     A、broke up
     B、broke out
     C、broke off
     D、broke down

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.To his mother’s relief, Tom had perfectly recovered from his(ill) .
27.I’m afraid my attempt to make a cake wasn’t very(success).
28.In the museum, foreign visitors are especially interested in that ancient(paint) .
29.I noticed that there was a man(draw) pictures on the ground.
30.Up till now I(spend) a great deal of money on books, magazines and newspapers.
31.While(cross) the street, I saw someone waving to me.
32.The secretary is so efficient that his boss thinks(high)of him.
33.The little child dare not(walk) in the forest alone.
34.I wondered why the boy often avoided(talk) with his classmates.
35.In these five years, the foundation (基金会)(collect)a large amount of money.

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 London Underground (usually called “the tube”) is the biggest subway system in the world. It is also the fastest way to travel in the city. The network consists of nine major routes (路线), called “lines”.

You can buy tickets at any underground station, at a ticket office, or from a ticket machine. Some of the ticket machines require exact money. All of the machines display “Change given” or “Exact money only” signs. The price of the ticket depends on the length of the trip. The longer the trip, the higher the cost of the ticket.

Trains stop at all stations. On some trains, passengers need to press a button to open doors. Every underground train car has maps that show all the stations on the line you are traveling on. There is a map of the whole underground system in every station.

Smoking is not allowed on underground trains or in stations.

36. According to the passage, the other name of the subway in London is “__________”.
A、the subway system
B、the underground
C、the lines
D、the tube
37. The phrase “Exact money only” (Para.2) means __________.
A、change is offered
B、no change is given
C、no coins are accepted
D、only coins are accepted
38. On some trains, if a passenger wants to get off, he has to __________.
A、inform the driver
B、show his ticket
C、press a button
D、read a map
39. A map of the whole underground system can be found in __________.
A、every train
B、every station
C、some train cars
D、some ticket offices
40. This passage mainly tells reader how __________.
A、the London Underground works
B、the London Underground develops
C、a passenger buys subway ticket
D、a passenger travels on a subway train

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

An application letter---the letter you write to apply for a job---will probably be the most important kind of letter you will ever write. Very likely, it is a letter that you will write several times, as most people change employers several times during their business careers. Your first job, as well as each of those that follow, is almost certain to involve some writing---and most employers look upon an application letter as excellent indicator (标志) of an applicant’s (应聘者) writing and other communication skills.

The purpose of your application letter, which should go together with your resume, is to get you an in-person interview with the employer. If the letter is a good one, it most likely will achieve it’s objective.

The general plan of an application letter closely matches that of a sales letter. For an application letter, “product” you are selling consists of your knowledge, your skill, your personality (个性)---everything about you that will enable you to perform the job to the satisfaction of the employer. As a result, you must understand the employer’s needs, know the specific requirements of the job you are seeking, and know what you have to “sell”.

41. The word “those” (Line 4, Para. 1) refers to __________.
A、the jobs
B、the letters
C、the times
D、the employers
42. Obviously, after you have presented your application letter, you will __________.
A、hand in a copy of your resume
B、expect an in-person interview
C、achiever your objective
D、work for the employer
43. According to the passage, your application letter is important because __________.
A、it means how experienced you are
B、it indicates how hard you can work
C、it shows how well you can communicate
D、it tells how successful the interview will be
44. The writer of this passage compares an application letter to __________.
A、a strong personality
B、a satisfactory skill
C、a new product
D、a sales letter
45. To ensure that the letter can satisfy the employer, you must __________.
A、know his needs
B、tell your requirements
C、show your knowledge
D、get familiar with his product

Task 3
Directions:
The following is an advertisement. After reading it, you should complete the information by filling in the blanks marker 46 to 50 in not more than 3 words in the table below.

Dear Brain Store Customer,

We hope you enjoyed books and other items included in our catalogue (目录). Whether you’re a teacher, trainer, or parent, we’re sure you will find hundreds of valuable teaching and learning resources here.

When your decisions are made, we’ll do the rest. We accept orders by mail, phone, fax and online at www. Thebrainstore.com. Based on available stock, your order will be delivered within two business days.

Since we are personally committed (推荐) to your total satisfaction, any Brain Store product sold is guaranteed (保证) for 90 days. Please call 800-325-4896 for additional information. Our friendly Customer Service Office is to answer all of your questions. Feel free to call us between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday or email us at info@the brainstore. com

Information About a Bookstore
Name of the book store:(46)
Delivery period:(47)
Orders can be accepted by
1) mail
2) (48)
3) (49)
4) and online at www. the brainstore.com
Guarantee period:(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--- No Turn
B--- On Sale or Return
C--- Please Shut the Door After You
D--- Protect Public Property
E--- Replace the Newspapers After Reading
F--- Round-the-rock Business
G--- Seat by Number
H--- See to the Fire
I--- Shooting Prohibited
J--- Stand Clear of the Power Line
K--- Ticket Good only on the Day of Issue
L--- Turn off the Light Before You Leave
M--- Wet Paint
N--- No Parking
O--- Drive Slowly
P--- Photograph: Please Don’t Bend
Q--- Children and Women First
R--- For Use only in Case of Fire
S--- Handle with Care
T--- Keep Silence
U--- Line up for Tickets

Example: (K) 当日有效      (J) 高压电线,请勿靠近

51. 小心轻放         禁止停车
52. 对号入座         内与照片,请勿折叠
53. 昼夜营业         不准转弯
54. 排队购票         请随手关门
55. 油漆未干         爱护公物


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.

Experience Autoweb. com’s better way to buy a car. Save time and money with our simple process.

Let us guide you through the car-buying process:

1). Select your car.
2). Select the method for purchasing your car.
3). Complete a simple Contact Information Form.
4). You will be contacted within 24 hours (not including weekends and holidays) by phone or e-mail through either an Autoweb. Com Dealer or online car selling partner and they will:
? confirm yours selection
? inform you of the vehicle’s availability
5). Once your selection is confirmed, you will be given a competitive price quote (有竞争力的报价). If you agree with the price, you can arrange to buy or rent the vehicle right away. An Autoweb . com Customer Car representative (代表) will follow up within 3 days by e-mail to make sure that you are completely satisfied with the service you received.

56. What should we do first when we decide to buy a car at “Autoweb. Com”?
You should.
57. What form will we have to fill when buying a car at “Autoweb. Com”?
A simple.
58. What will an Autoweb. Com Dealer do for us.
He willand inform you of the vehicle’s availability.
59. When will the price be quoted?
After your selection is.
60. Who will contact us when we accept the price and arrange to buy the car?
An Autoweb. Com.

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 atmosphere is not so capable of storing heat as ocean currents.
A) 大气不像海流那样能储存热。
B) 海流比大气能储存更多的热量。
C) 大气储存热量的能力不如海流强。
D) 大气层就像海流一样,不能储存热量。
62.People’s attitudes towards gift giving may vary from country to country.
A) 人们的态度是国家之间要互送礼物。
B) 不同国家的人对送礼的看法各不相同。
C) 国与国之间人们对礼物的看法不尽相同。
D) 各国人们送礼的做法都在变化。
63.Not all the new drugs have been sufficiently tested for safety.
A) 所有的新药都未进行必要的安全检查。
B) 所有的新药都未必进行过充分的安全检查。
C) 并非所有的新药都进行了必要的安全检查。
D) 并非所有的新药都经过了充分的的安全检测。
64.First of all, our purpose is to apply science and technology to the solution of practical problems.
A) 首先,提供解决实际问题的科学技术是我们的目标。
B) 首先,我们的目标是运用科学技术来解决实际问题。
C) 首先,我们的目标是在解决实际问题中依靠科学技术。
D) 首先,我们申请科技项目的目的是解决实际问题。
65.Production Planner wanted
Applicants (应聘者) should be college graduates with at least two years’ working experience in production control. Good command of mathematics and skills in operating computers is essential. Holders of PRETCO (高等学校应用能力考试) certificates are preferred. Please send complete resume in English with one recent photo and expected salary to Post Office Box 67809, Hong Kong.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write both a Letter of Invitation and a Reply to the Letter according to the following instructions given in Chinese. Remember to do your writing on the Translation/Composition Sheet.

Letter 1
发信人:张玲
内容:1. 邀请Jane 暑假期间到北京来度假
2. 陪同她游览长城、故宫、颐和园等
3. 请回信告知是否能来
写信日期:2003年6月25日

Letter 2
回信人:Jane
内容:1. 感谢并接受张玲的邀请
2. 决定7月初来北京
回信日期:2003年6月30日
Words for reference:
长城 the Great Wall; 故宫 the Imperial Palace; 颐和园 the Summer Palace
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