2005年1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、Hurry up.
   B、Nothing left.
   C、No more.
   D、Me, too.
2.A、It cost me twenty dollars.
   B、It was a waste of time.
   C、It took me three hours.
   D、It’s time for dinner now.
3.A、Fourteen dollars.
   B、It’s next to the station.
   C、Sorry, I have no money.
   D、Sorry, I don’t know the way.
4.A、You’re right.
   B、But it’s still early.
   C、What do you think of it?
   D、Why are you so late?
5.A、Don’t you know?
   B、Thanks a lot.
   C、No problem.
   D、It doesn’t matter.

Section B
6.A、Going shopping.
   B、Giving directions.
   C、Buying fruit.
   D、Introducing himself.
7.A、It has stopped snowing.
   B、It’s going to snow.
   C、It has just begun to snow.
   D、It’s still snowing.
8.A、By car.
   B、By train.
   C、By plan.
   D、By ship.
9.A、No Smoking.
   B、No Parking.
   C、Wet Paint.
   D、Keep off the Grass.
10.A、The Export Department.
   B、The Import Department.
   C、The Sales Department.
   D、The Personnel Department.

Section C

Almost every activity in life requires communication. When you make a speech at school, (11)your food at a restaurant, or tell a joke, you are communicating. Learning to speak and express your thoughts (12)is the basic requirement of good communication. But there is (13)side to speaking---one that’s often neglected. That’s “listening”. If you don’t listen, how will you know what to say when your workmate needs help or your friend is upset? So, try to remember that good communicators listen twice (14)as they speak. Maybe that’s why God gave us two ears and just one (15).

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 wine _________ a little bitter this time.
     A、tastes
     B、sounds
     C、looks
     D、feels
17.So loudly ________ that the audience in the back heard him clearly.
     A、does he speak
     B、did he speak
     C、he speaks
     D、he spoke
18.I am going to attend the conference, but you _________ with me.
     A、needn’t to go
     B、don’t need go
     C、needn’t go
     D、needn’t going
19.The police are ________ the traffic accident that happened yesterday.
     A、looking down upon
     B、looking forward to
     C、looking into
     D、looking after
20.It is reported that this medicine is __________ against lung cancer.
     A、economic
     B、easy
     C、expensive
     D、effective
21.He has changed his _________ about buying a new car at least three times.
     A、brain
     B、head
     C、mind
     D、thought
22.While __________ in London, the young engineer picked up some English.
     A、staying
     B、stay
     C、stayed
     D、to stay
23.It will only take me a minute to get your watch fixed, it will be ready _____.
     A、by the way
     B、right away
     C、at last
     D、in that case
24.We were talking about the American tourist ________ we met during our trip to the Great Wall.
     A、what
     B、which
     C、whose
     D、whom
25.More and more trucks are seen __________ between these two towns these days.
     A、run
     B、to run
     C、be running
     D、being run

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.Please remember (lock) the door when you leave.
27.The local people are very (friend) to the visiting tourists.
28.I suggested that he (call) on the director a week later.
29.One can jump (high) on the moon than on the earth.
30.He is asked to (short) his report to one page.
31.Hardly had we gathered in the square when it (begin) to rain.
32.Going abroad to have a holiday will be an (excite)of youexperience for us.
33.The problem (discuss) at the meeting yesterday has not been solved yet.
34.Nothing can (do) unless we are given more information about the situation.
35.Yao Ming, our favorite basketball (play), is becoming a super star in the world.

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.

Telecommuting (远程办公)

It’s 8:30, time for John to start work. So he turns on his radio. Then he eats breakfast. As he eats, he reads his e-mail and reviews his to-do list. Then he sits on the sofa and thinks about an article he needs to write… Wait a minute! Radio? Breakfast? Sofa? What kind of workplace is this? Well, actually it is John’s house, and he is a telecommuter---he works at home, communicating with the workplace through the Internet.

Like John, millions of people --- and their employer --- are finding that telecommuting is a great way to work. Telecommuters can follow their own schedules. They work in the comfort of their homes, where they can also look after young children or elderly parents. They save time and money by not traveling to work. Their employers save, too, because they need less office space and furniture. Studies show that telecommuters change jobs less often. This saves employers even more money. Telecommuting helps society, too, by reducing pollution and traffic problems.

Jobs that are suited to telecommuting include writing, design work, computer programming and accounting(会计). If a job involves working with information, a telecommuter can probably do it.

36. From the passage we know that John does his job _________.
A、by telephone
B、in his office
C、away from home
D、through the Internet
37. Which of the following is mentioned as one of the advantages of telecommuting?
A、One can get along well with co-workers.
B、One can work on one’s own schedule.
C、One can work for several employers.
D、One can enjoy a lot of traveling.
38. The passage tells us that telecommuters change jobs less often and so ________.
A、they can get more work experience
B、they will have a longer paid holiday
C、their employers can save more money
D、their employers will give them a higher pay
39. The phrase “suited to” (Line 1, Para. 3) means _________.
A、acceptable for
B、difficult for
C、fit for
D、bad for
40. The passage is mainly about ________.
A、a new way to work
B、John’s working day
C、various workplaces
D、the Internet

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

People travel a lot with Heaven Air because they know they will get what they want.

They want to go quickly and safely across the land, across the sea or right across the world, and they know Heaven Air will take them where they want to go whenever they want to go. Heaven Air flies all the newest and fastest planes to more towns and cities of the world than any other airlines.

Do you want to go to Paris, Washington, Tokyo? Heaven Air will take you there, at all times of the day or night, right through the week. But Heaven Air flies not only to the biggest cities, we also fly two or three times a week to towns and cities in the very center of Asia, Africa and South America.

People fly with Heaven Air because they know they will leave on time and arrive on time. They know that they will receive the best food and watch the best films.

Heaven Air is second to none.

41. Heaven Air is the name of __________.
A、a plane
B、an airline
C、a travel service
D、an advertising program
42. Traveling with Heaven Air is _________.
A、comfortable but expensive
B、cheap and pleasant
C、exciting but rare
D、quick and safe
43. Heaven Air can take you to Paris _________.
A、on weekends only
B、just on weekdays
C、any time in a week
D、two or three times a week
44. Most flights of Heaven Air go to _________.
A、big cities
B、small towns
C、both big and small cities
D、the very center of Asia
45. According to the advertisement, Heaven Air believes it is _________.
A、the second biggest in the world
B、the second best in the world
C、the biggest in the world
D、the best in the world

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.

Memo

To: All Employees
From: H. E. Larkin, President
Date: May 22, 2004
Subject: Our New Computer System

During the coming year more and more employees will be asked to participate in the network of our new computer system. This system is not centered on the use of the computer as a cost reduction tool, but it is used as a management(管理)tool. The new system will be used to handle much larger amounts of information. With the system, we’ll have more time for the planning and thinking--- the basic factors in making our business grow. This growth, in turn, will create new opportunities for some of you to become managers.

The specific duties of many employees will naturally be affected because of the shift of work, but such changes will surely result in work that is more challenging.

A Memo
To: All employees
From: H. E. Larkin, President
Date: May 22, 2004
Subject: A new(46)
Purpose: To handle greater amounts of (47)in management.
Expected Benefits:
1. more time for (48)
2. business growth
3. new opportunities for employees to become (49)
Affected Areas:(50)of many employees


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--- Advertisement
B--- Advertiser
C--- Billboard
D--- Poster
E--- Advertising Campaign
F--- Advertising Copy
G--- Advertising Agency
H--- The Art of Advertising
I--- Advertising War
J--- Advertising Column
K--- Advertising Media
L--- Fly Sheets for Advertising
M--- Advertising Culture
N--- Advertising Agency Relationship
O--- Advertisement of Health Products
P--- Advertisement of Office Equipment
Q--- Advertisement of Personal Articles for Daily Use
R--- Advertisement for Non-profit Purposes
S--- Advertisement of Books and Periodicals
T--- Advertisement of Industrial Equipment and Business Services

Example: (C) 广告牌      (K) 广告媒体

51.广告艺术         保健品广告
52.广告大战         日用品广告
53.广告书刊         办公用品广告
54. 广告文化         活页传单广告
55. 公益广告         广告稿


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.

Dear Sirs,

I am writing to confirm the loss of my credit card(信用卡). I telephoned your office earlier today.

The details of my card are as follows. It is an Apex Silver card in the name of Paul Anderson. The credit card number is 5431 7602 2597 8413. I have had an Apex card since 1994. This card is valid(有效的)from August 2003 to August 2005.

I lost the card yesterday at about 8:30 in the evening. The only case I used the card yesterday was to buy three

dictionaries at the Dillons Bookstore in Oxford Street. By accident, I left the card at the shop. When I realized what I had done, I telephoned the shop, but the shop assistants there could not find the card.

Could you please cancel my card immediately and make the necessary arrangements to issue a replacement card to me? I can be contacted at the telephone number of 347-4587-9056. Thank you for your assistance.

Yours faithfully,
Paul Anderson

56. Why does the man write the letter?
To the loss of his credit card.
57. What’s the name of the card?
.
58. How long is the card valid?
For years.
59. Where did the man lose his card?
At in Oxford Street..
60. What does the man ask the company to do about the lost card?
He asks the company to issue to him.

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.Not only I but also Jane and Mary are tired of having one meeting after another.
A) 我、珍妮和玛丽都很疲倦,无法在一次会议后再参加一次会议。
B) 一个会议接着一个会议,不仅我厌倦,珍妮和玛丽也都厌烦。
C) 除我之外,珍妮和玛丽先后参加了两次会议,觉得很劳累。
D) 不仅我,还有珍妮和玛丽有开不完的会,搞得筋疲力尽。
62.Some interviewees lose their chance simply because they fail to display self-confidence.
A) 一些面试者失去了机会,简单地说就是因为他们显得不够自信。
B) 一些面试者加为不相信自身的能力而轻易地放弃了这次机会。
C) 一些面试者轻易地放弃了机会,因为他们无法保持自信心。
D) 一些面试者只是因为他们未能表现出自信心而失去了机会。
63.The road department apologized for any inconvenience caused while road improvements were in progress.
A) 道路部门参道路改造期间所带来的不便表示歉意。
B) 道路部门为修建道路可能引起的不便进行了解释。
C) 道路部门辩解说,新近造成的麻烦是因道路正在改建。
D) 道路部门对不断改建道路会造成的任何不便表示歉意。
64.As far as an Advertising and Sales Manager is concerned, excellent oral English is also a necessary requirement.
A) 广告部和销售部经理都 要求员工必须有良好的英语口语能力。
B) 对广告及销售经理而言,娴熟的英语口语能力也是必要的条件。
C) 广告部经理和销售部经理认为,熟练的英语口语能力也会是必要的。
D) 广告部经理和销售部经理所关心的是员工也必须要有很高的英语水平。
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Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to make an English form of it by completing the table below. Remember to write it on the Composition/ Translation Sheet.
说明:请按照中文提供的信息,将下述内容填入英文表格。
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