2003年12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、He is working as a lawyer.
   B、He has a big family.
   C、He is living in a small town.
   D、He is leaving by bus.
2.A、Yes, please give it to me.
   B、No, I can take it myself.
   C、Sorry, I can’t help you.
   D、Sure. Here you are.
3.A、Yes, you can drive it.
   B、No. Everything is fine.
   C、Should I go with you.
   D、Take your time. There is no hurry.
4.A、Yes, I got it.
   B、No, I don’t have it.
   C、It’s interesting.
   D、It begins at 6:00.
5.A、I don’t like taking a taxi.
   B、It’s difficult to park here.
   C、I came here by bus.
   D、I agree with you.

Section B
6.A、He had a class.
   B、He accepted a task.
   C、He broke a glass.
   D、He took a bath.
7.A、She was happy.
   B、She was sad.
   C、She was tired.
   D、She was sick.
8.A、It’s hot.
   B、It’s cold.
   C、It’s snowing.
   D、It’s raining.
9.A、Difficult.
   B、Exciting.
   C、Boring.
   D、Interesting.
10.A、Go to work
   B、Visit a friend.
   C、See a doctor.
   D、Take a rest.

Section C

Many cultures have different ideas about why people catch colds. For example, in the United States, some people think that you can catch cold if your (11)get cold. So, mothers tell small children to wear (12)boots (靴子) in the winter. In other places, including parts of the Middle East, some people believe that strong winds cause colds. So, on trains and buses, people usually don’t like to sit (13)open windows. In parts of Europe, some people think that wearing wet clothes will give you a cold. They say that after you go (14), you should quickly put on dry clothes. Today, scientists know that colds are caused by viruses (病毒). But the old ideas are still very strong, and many people still follow them to (15)getting ill.

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.It was in China __________ the agreement was signed.
     A、what
     B、which
     C、where
     D、that
17.When the old lady is alone in the house, her dog makes her feel __________and relaxed.
     A、safe
     B、lonely
     C、healthy
     D、angry
18.It makes no difference to me __________ Mr. Smith will come or not.
     A、when
     B、whether
     C、that
     D、how
19.It’s reported that the police are __________ the area for the criminal (罪犯).
     A、processing
     B、operating
     C、searching
     D、handling
20.He bought an expensive coat __________ he had no job.
     A、although
     B、since
     C、who
     D、whoever
21.She has ___________ her mind and is going to Canada instead of Japan.
     A、exchanged
     B、changed
     C、decided
     D、made
22.The __________ the proposal is considered, the worse it appears.
     A、carefully
     B、much carefully
     C、more carefully
     D、most carefully
23.When applying for a job, you have to __________ a resume.
     A、get off
     B、take away
     C、put out
     D、hand in
24.It is important that the committee __________ about the project at once.
     A、be informed
     B、is informed
     C、will be informed
     D、being informed
25.He __________ several jackets and finally picked out a blue one.
     A、went on
     B、took on
     C、tried on
     D、got on

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.It is never too late for anyone (learn) .
27.I want to rent a new apartment that is(comfortable)than this one.
28.Did you have any difficulty(get) a visa to Britain?
29.I have decided to accept their(invite) to pay a visit to their factory.
30.Give the application to the man(sit) at that desk, please.
31.He seemed very young, but he was(real) older than all of us.
32.As soon as I(get)home, it started to rain heavily.
33.John’s performance in this exam made us feel rather(disappoint) .
34.If I (not drink) so much coffee yesterday afternoon, I would have been able to sleep well last night.
35.It was(luck)indeed for Mr. Fox to have changed his flight and arrived safe.

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.

Tokyo (东京) is one of the most confusing cities in the world. Over 20 million people live and work in the Tokyo area, and many world famous companies have their offices there. But most streets don’t have names. So how can you find your way in Tokyo?

Most people in Tokyo are very good at giving directions. They can usually explain how to get to their home or their office from the nearest train station. People in Tokyo often use maps when they give directions. Advertisements in newspapers or magazines, for example, usually have a small map to help you find the company. If you’re going to visit someone’s house, it’s a good idea to ask the person to draw, or fax you, a map of the local area. If you get lost, the best idea is to go to a police station. In Japan, each neighborhood has a small police station, and the police officers there have a map of all the buildings in the area. Giving directions is an important part of their job.

36. Tokyo is a confusing city mainly because ___________.
A、it has a very large population
B、most streets don’t have names
C、people in Tokyo are bad at giving directions
D、too many famous companies have their offices there
37. What can one do if one is going to visit a Japanese in Tokyo?
A、One can wait for him at the nearest railway station.
B、One can put on an advertisement to inform him.
C、One can look at the newspaper for his address.
D、One can ask him to draw or send a map.
38. In Tokyo, the best way for you to find out directions is to ___________.
A、ask a police officer for help
B、buy a map in a bookstore
C、go into someone’s house and ask
D、get someone to draw a map for you
39. Why can the police help you to find out directions within a neighborhood?
A、They can fax you a map of the neighborhood.
B、They often visit each house in the neighborhood.
C、They know the name of each street in the neighborhood.
D、They have a map of all the buildings in the neighborhood.
40. What is the best title for this passage?
A、Traveling in Japan
B、How to Draw a Map
C、Finding Your Way in Tokyo
D、The largest City in the World

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

An ebook, also known as an electronic (电子的) book , is an electronic version (版本) of a print book that you can download (下载) and read. What you need in order to read an ebook is an Ebook Reader, which is a kind of free software used by your computer. Make sure you have the proper Reader before you download your ebook from the Internet. The software allows you to turn the words on the screen into proper size you like. It also helps you turn pages and change your choice of viewing. Ebooks are a fun alternative to regular books. You can download them to any computer, including your portable (便携式) computer so you can take them with you when you travel, and create your own library of hundreds of titles. Best of all, when you order an ebook, there is no waiting and no shipping or handling charges. The amount of time it takes to download your ebook depends on the speed of your connection and the size of your book.

41. From this passage, we know that an ebook __________.
A、can be read by any reader who has a computer
B、should be read with the help of a special kind of software
C、is a print form of a book often found in libraries
D、can be downloaded by turning on the computer.
42. The Ebook Reader is useful for __________.
A、turning a print book into an electronic version
B、developing an ebook in an portable computer
C、downloading an ebook from the Internet
D、finding fun alternatives to an ebook
43. From this passage, we can learn that __________.
A、reading an ebook involves a lot of trouble
B、the ordered ebooks have to be shipped to you
C、you can order an ebook from the Ebook Reader
D、travelers can create an ebook on a portable computer
44. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、An ebook can be obtained through the Internet.
B、The size of the words in an ebook cannot be changed.
C、An ebook is ordered in the same way as a print book.
D、One has to pay some money to get an Ebook Reader.
45. Which of the following would be the best Title of the passage?
A、Choices of Ebooks
B、Advantages of Ebooks
C、Introduction to Ebooks
D、Importance of Ebooks

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.

The business memo (备忘录) is probably the most frequently used communication within a company. It is called an intra-company communication because it is used by people in their own company or organization. They change to letters, however, when they write messages to people who do not work for their company.

A memo creates a written record that may or may not be filed, depending on the receiver and the subject. As you know, spoken messages may be misunderstood or forgotten. A memo, however, becomes a record that does much to ensure the complete communication between the sender and the receiver.

The standard form of a memo frequently carries a re-printed series of items: To, From, Date, and Subject. The first two items include the names of the receiver and the sender. A well-written subject line tells the reader the key topic or topics the memo is about.

Business Memo
Function:  for communication within a(46)
Purpose:  1) to keep a(47)
                   2) to(48)the complete communication
Items involved:
1) Receiver
2)(49)
3) Date
4)(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--- Banking
B--- Business opportunity
C--- Career
D--- Continuing Education
E--- Computers
F--- Customer Service
G--- Drivers
H--- Employment Agencies
I--- General
J--- Government opportunities
K--- Insurance
L--- Management
M--- Medical Treatment
N--- Office
O--- Restaurant / Hotel
P--- Sales
Q--- Services
R--- Skilled / Technical

Example: (R) 熟练的/技术性的      (K) 保险

51. 销售         医疗
52. 就业机构         客户服务
53. 商业机会         管理
54. 饭店/旅馆         银行业
55. 继续教育         概述


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.

REA’S Problem Solver Books

●Designed to save students hours of time in finding solutions to problems

●Include every type of problems that might be given in exams

●All problems are worked out with detailed step-by-step illustrations (说明)

●They are essential supplements (补充) to all class texts

●Over 1000 pages in each book

●Each book is the first of its kind ever produced in its field

Outlines of each book are given on the inside pages of this announcement.

If books cannot be ordered through your teacher, use the ordering form attached to this announcement and mail it directly to us at REA (Research & Education Association). REA makes it a point to fill orders from teachers and students immediately. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, you may return the book within 30 days after you receive it, and we will give a full refund (退款).

 

56. What can you find in REA’s Problem Solver Books?
to problems..
57. What kind of problems can be found in the book?
Those that may be given in.
58. How thick is each book?
More than .
59. What should you do if you cannot get the book from your teacher?
You may use the attached to the announcement.
60. What’s the time limit for you to get a full refund?
Withinafter you receive the book..

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.There is not quite so much activity in the stock exchange.
A) 股票交易活动不是很多。
B) 股票交易没有那么多赚头。
C) 证券交易所里交易不怎么活跃。
D) 股市交易活动不像过去那么多。
62.It is quite common that customers don’t bargain about prices in the city.
A) 常见的是城市的顾客不会讨价还价。
B) 那个城市的顾客不讨价还价,这是常见的。
C) 顾客不大会弄清楚那个城市的商品价格。
D) 那个城市的顾客买东西不看价钱,这太普遍了。
63.He owed his success to luck more than to capacity.
A) 他的成功有运气的成分,但更有能力因素。
B) 他把自己的成功归功于运气而不是能力。
C) 他赢得成功是幸运的,运气大于能力。
D) 他成功是靠能力而不是运气。
64.With more channels, we will get more high-quality programmes and also more “rubbish”.
A) 有了更多的频道,我们会有更多高质量的节目,也有更多“垃圾节目”。
B) 我们之所以获得较多的好节目和“垃圾节目”是因为频道增加了。
C) 随着渠道的增加,我们会得到更多高质量的和低质量的程序。
D) 我们开辟更多渠道的目的是要出精品,消除废品。
65.Shopping in IKEA is different. Our idea is to offer you a place where you can enjoy shopping without interruption by others. IKEA has developed a set of shopping systems to help you during the whole shopping process. You may find most of the information you need through shopping guides, signs, price tags and catalogues, and of course our sales staff will be available if you need any help.
注:IKEA 宜家(家居商场);catalogue产品目录

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to fill in an Application Form according to the following instructions given in Chinese. Remember to do your writing on the Translation/Composition Sheet.

说明:请以中国学生张锦秋(女)的身份填写下列表格。
具体信息如下:
出生年月:1982年10月16日
联系地址:燕京市虹桥路496号
电话:000-67289879
个人详细情况:本人目前学历,学习英语的目的和经历,我的英语强项和弱项,希望在哪方面加强,等等。

Test Preparation Course Application Form

Family name: _______________________ First name (s): __________________________
Date of birth: _______________________ Nationality: ____________________________
Sex: ______________________________ Telephone number: ______________________
Address: ___________________________
Please write about your current education, your strengths and weaknesses in English and your experience in English learning. (about 50 words) _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________