2005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、Yes, I know that.
   B、Yes, I’d like to.
   C、Yes, I’m all right.
   D、Yes, I’m sure.
2.A、Leave it to me.
   B、That’s a good idea.
   C、That’s great.
   D、Ten o’clock.
3.A、Chinese history.
   B、I’m twenty.
   C、Too difficult.
   D、I like football.
4.A、They are too big.
   B、They are the same size.
   C、They are thirty dollars.
   D、They are in fashion.
5.A、I’m sorry to hear that.
   B、No, thanks.
   C、My pleasure.
   D、Yes, I’d love to make it.

Section B
6.A、In a post office.
   B、On board of a ship.
   C、In a booking office.
   D、On an airplane.
7.A、Look for Jack.
   B、Buy some medicine.
   C、Call for a doctor.
   D、Send Jack to school.
8.A、$ 5
   B、$ 10
   C、$ 15
   D、$ 20
9.A、He has no idea about it.
   B、He’s quite interested in it.
   C、He enjoys it.
   D、He doesn’t like it.
10.A、She is very nice.
   B、She is impatient.
   C、She is careless.
   D、She is very rich.

Section C

Some managers have noticed recently that the employees in the company are taking advantage of the policy of having breaks. The workers have two 15-minute breaks per (11). However, the two breaks are lasting (12) as 25 to 30 minutes each. The workers complain that the factory work is so (13)that they need longer breaks. Also the dining hall is so (14)that it takes too long to walk there and back. But the company is losing hundreds of work hours each year. Should employees be paid for the time they are not working? The general manager has to call a meeting to (15)this matter.

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.Judging from his accent, I can _________ that he is from the south.
     A、speak
     B、look
     C、tell
     D、show
17.We won’t be able to leave the office until the rain ______.
     A、will stop
     B、stops
     C、stopped
     D、is stopping
18.The boss told his secretary to _______ the documents for later use.
     A、put away
     B、turn on
     C、make up
     D、break out
19.Mary says this is the _______ decision she has ever made in her career life.
     A、bad
     B、worst
     C、worse
     D、badly
20.We all think that John is the only candidate _______ will get the job
     A、whom
     B、whose
     C、who
     D、whoever
21.The fact ________ Mary was late for the meeting again made me angry.
     A、that
     B、why
     C、what
     D、which
22.Most of the machines in the workshop ________ next month.
     A、are repaired
     B、have been repaired
     C、were repaired
     D、will be repaired
23.________ is quite difficult for Mary to pass the interview.
     A、What
     B、This
     C、That
     D、It
24.If I work in a small factory, it is not _______ for me to gain much experience.
     A、weekly
     B、friendly
     C、likely
     D、lively
25.The villagers have offered much help to us and we think we should do something for them ________.
     A、in return
     B、in place
     C、in fashion
     D、in danger

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.Some people do believe that smoking will (certain) cause lung cancer.
27.If the team members hadn’t helped me, I (fail) in the last experiment.
28.I asked him not (say) anything about our contract until the end of the month.
29.We usually (go)abroad for our holiday, but this year we are staying at home.
30.With the (develop)of foreign trade, more and more people are doing import and export business.
31.(See) from the top of the hill, the village is very beautiful.
32.It was very (help)of you to make all the necessary arrangements for us.
33.On hearing the good news that our new products sold well in the market, we all got (excite).
34.Mark was a little upset, for the manager didn’t allow him (take)his holiday the following week.
35.Some American businessmen in China are spending a lot of time in (learn) Chinese.

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.

It is often difficult for a man to be quite sure what tax(税)he ought to pay to the government because it depends on so many different things: whether the man is married; how many children he has; whether he supports any relations; how much he earns; how much interest he receives; how much he has spent on his house during the year, and so on and so forth. All this makes it difficult to decide exactly how much the tax is.

There was a certain artist who was always very careful to pay the proper amount.

One year, after posting his check as usual, he began to wonder if he had paid enough, and after a lot of work, with a pencil and paper, decided that he had not. He believed that he owed the government something.

He was just writing another check to sent to the tax-collector when the postman dropped a letter into the box at the front door. Opening it, the artist was surprised to find inside it a check for five pounds from the tax-collector. The official explained that too much had been paid, and that therefore the difference was now returned to the taxpayer.

36. According to the passage, to decide the exact amount of tax to be paid is _________.
A、simple
B、easy
C、difficult
D、interesting
37. It is mentioned in the passage that one has to pay tax according to ________.
A、how much education on has received
B、whether one is single or married
C、how old one’s children are
D、where one lives
38.  The word “proper” in the first line of the second paragraph means ________.
A、small
B、big
C、right
D、wrong
39. After a lot of work, the artist thought that he had paid the government_____.
A、less tax than he should have
B、more tax than he should have
C、as much tax as usual
D、just enough tax
40. Why did the tax-collector send a letter to the artist?
A、To send him a new tax form.
B、To return the money over-paid
C、To remind him of paying the tax.
D、To explain the rules of tax-paying.

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

Pressure Cooker(压力锅)Safety

When you are cooking with a pressure cooker, you should learn a few common sense(常识)rules:

1. Never leave the cooker unwatched when it is in use.

2. Add sufficient liquid but never past the recommended fill point. Overfilling the cooker may block the vent pipe (排气孔) and cause the cooker to explode.

3. Set the cooking time. Too much time may overcook the food or too much pressure may build up the cooker. Too little time will lead to undercooked food.

4. If you are new to pressure cooking, follow the cooking instructions carefully. Heat and time can either result in a great meal or a ruined one.

5. Never try to force a pressure cooker cover open. Allow the cooker to cool or run it under cool water before trying to open the cover.

6. Clean the cooker thoroughly after each use. Mild detergent (洗涤剂) and hot water work the best. Do not use stove ash or sand for they may damage the cooker. The gasket (密封圈) is best cleaned in warm soapy water and then dried. Store the gasket in the bottom of the pot.

41. According to the first rule, the user should __________.
A、keep the cooker under close watch
B、always keep the cooker half full
C、never leave the cooker empty
D、never turn off the stove
42. According to the second rule, too much liquid in the cooker may result in _________.
A、a ruined meal
B、undercooked food
C、too little pressure
D、a blocked vent pipe
43. According to the fifth rule, a pressure cooker cover should be opened _________.
A、as soon as the cooking is finished
B、while it is still on the stove
C、with force when it is hot
D、after it is cooled down
44. According to the instructions, which of the following is TRUE?
A、The gasket should be cleaned thoroughly with cold water.
B、Mild detergent and hot water can best clean the cooker.
C、Soapy water will often damage the cooker.
D、Sand can be used to clean the cooker.
45. Which of the following operations may be dangerous?
A、Overfilling the cooker with food and water.
B、Cleaning the cooker with detergent.
C、Cooling the cooker with cold water.
D、Setting too little cooking time.

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.

When someone is sick at home, the mother usually makes the first diagnosis (诊断). So we do everything we can to give her all the information she needs.

Take Columbia One Source. It’s our monthly magazine which outlines practical ways to live a healthier life.

Then there’s our website on the Internet that provides doctors’ advice and other healthcare information.

Of course, if you ever need more than just information, Columbia One Source offers our patients the special knowledge of the nation’s largest network of homecare services, hospitals and outpatient surgery(门诊手术)centers.

Our goal is to provide a series of services possible.

For more information, see our site on the Web or call 1-800-Columbia for a doctor’s treatment or to get your free copy of Columbia One Source.

Columbia One Source
Services offered by Columbia One Source:
Information on(46)to live a healthier life
Doctors’ advice and other(47).
Special knowledge of the nation’s(48)of homecare services.
Ways to get more information from Columbia One Source:
See the site on (49)
call 1-800-Columbia for a doctor’s treatment
get a (50) of Columbia One Source


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--- severe pain
B--- surgeon
C--- skin test
D--- blood test
E--- eyesight test
F--- sick-leave certificate
G--- operation
H--- blood pressure
I--- toothache
J--- stomachache
K--- heart disease
L--- infection
M--- mental disease
N--- nervous disease
O--- lung disease
P--- high fever
Q--- dentist

Example: (N) 神经疾病      (K) 感染

51.牙科医生         肺病
52.验血           精神疾病
53.病假证明         高热
54.血压           视力检查
55.胃痛           手术


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.

Fly with Singapore Airlines to Australia and you could win free tickets.

There is a winner every day from January 1st to April 30th 2005.

Lucky Promotion (促销)

Fly between January 1st and April 30th 2005, and you could win free tickets daily, plus a chance to win one of the 2 Great Prizes:

First Prize: One pair of First Class return tickets on Singapore Airlines to any of our destinations (目的地)in Australia, 5 nights’ accommodation(住宿)in a 5-star hotel and US $ 5000 cash.

Second Prize: One pair of Business Class return tickets on Singapore Airlines to any of our destinations in Australia, 5 nights’ accommodation in a 5-star hotel and US$ 3000 cash.

Plan your holiday to Australia on Singapore Airlines now and try your luck for the good chance!

For more information, contact the Singapore Airlines office at your place or visit our websites at www.singaporeair.com or www. australia.com.

56. How long does the Lucky Promotion last?
From January 1st to , 2005.
57. What could you win if you fly with Singapore Airlines within the period mentioned?
You could win every day, plus a chance to win great prizes.
58. How many First Class return tickets can you get if you win the first prize?
return tickets.
59. What kind of hotel can you stay in free of charge if you win a second prize?
A .
60. Where can you get more information about the promotion?
Contact the or visit its websites.

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.What our company values most in employing people is their basic quality and practical skills.
A) 我们公司的最大价值在于它所雇用的员工具备了基本素质和实用技能。
B) 在培训员工时,我们公司大多会重视人的基本素质和实际技能。
C) 在招聘员工时,我们公司最看中的是人的基本素质和实际技能。
D) 我们公司最值得称道的是它培训员工的基本素质和实用技能。
62.It is obvious that Jack can hardly understand the instructions of the mobile phone he is reading.
A) 杰克显然看不懂他正在阅读的手机说明书。
B) 杰克费了很大劲才看懂本来很明显的手机指令。
C) 显然,杰克努力去理解他正在阅读的手机指令。
D) 显然,杰克再费劲也看不懂他正在阅读的手机说明书。
63.Candidates who are not contacted within four weeks after the interview may consider their application unsuccessful.
A) 面试后四周内仍未接到通知的求职者可以考虑再申请。
B) 未在面试后四周内来联系的求职者则可考虑申请是否已失败。
C) 求职者在面试后四周内不来签订合同则被认为是放弃申请。
D) 求职者如果在面试后四周内尚未得到通知,则可认为未被录用。
64.Making a speech is an art which is constantly used, and it has to be learned and practiced.
A) 演讲是一门难得一用的艺术,所以有机会就要学习和锻炼。
B) 演讲是一门普遍运用的艺术,需要学习和训练才能掌握。
C) 演讲是一门常用的艺术,而且需要学习和实践。
D) 演讲这门常用的艺术经常使用才能学会并用于实践。
65.Card-holders of Holiday Sunshine Hotel automatically become registered members of its Reservation(预定)Network. They are able to enjoy the services offered by its member hotels. We encourage card-holders to use the card as often as possible, and they will be awarded with prizes when their marks(积分)reach a certain amount. Before checking into a hotel, please always reserve your room first. When you check out, you will only have to pay the member price.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to complete the English Questionnaire(问卷调查)Form based on the information given in Chinese.
说明:假定你是王明(中国籍),去海口旅游度假,于2005年6月10日入住白云宾馆3002房间,6月20日离店。临走时填写了一份问卷调查表。
内容如下:
1. 对酒店的总体管理感到满意;
2. 对酒店提供的各种服务感到满意;
3. 建议:
A)因酒店位于海边,交通并不方便,周围的商业设施比较少,建议酒店每天能提供免费班车,方便来海边度假的住店人去市区购买所需商品。
B)建议酒店与相关公司联系,为住店客人提供租车服务。
Words for reference:
总体(的)overall   商业的 commercial
班车 shuttle bus   相关公司 related company