2005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、With pleasure.
   B、That’s great.
   C、What a pity!
   D、Please don’t.
2.A、About 10 dollars.
   B、By 12 o’clock.
   C、In the photo shop.
   D、A moment ago.
3.A、Why not?
   B、I see.
   C、I don’t think so.
   D、Go ahead.
4.A、Yes, please.
   B、No problem.
   C、Don’t worry.
   D、Thank you.
5.A、What’s the matter.
   B、Can I help you?
   C、No trouble.
   D、Thank you very much.

Section B
6.A、The man will do everything.
   B、The man needs a rest.
   C、Alice offers to help.
   D、Alice is quite busy.
7.A、They are free.
   B、They are charged.
   C、 They areexpensive.
   D、They are cheap.
8.A、Many people died in a fire.
   B、two persons were injured.
   C、There was a traffic accident.
   D、There was an air crash.
9.A、Buy a train ticket for her.
   B、Enjoy a concert with her.
   C、Go to the meeting with her.
   D、Drive her to the railway station.
10.A、Where to have the meeting.
   B、When to have the meeting.
   C、Who to attend the meeting.
   D、What to discuss at the meeting.

Section C

First of all, let me thank you for inviting us to such a great Christmas Party. We (11) enjoyed the delicious food and excellent wine. Also, the music was perfect, so if I were a better dancer, I would have enjoyed the party twice (12) . I enjoyed meeting and(13) to you, and sharing the time together. I hope we’ll be able to keep this good relationship and make (14) another great one together.

Thank you again for the(15) party. We have had a great time.

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.I’m looking forward to ________ from you as soon as possible.
     A、hear
     B、be hearing
     C、hearing
     D、have heard
17.He ________ that the people he works with are all very interested in their job.
     A、feels
     B、tries
     C、looks
     D、asks
18.________, a friend of Mrs. Black found the watch she had lost two days before.
     A、Especially
     B、Usually
     C、Generally
     D、Fortunately
19.Few people ________ applied for the position meet the requirements of the company.
     A、whom
     B、who
     C、what
     D、whose
20.Why didn’t you ________that pencil which was on the floor?
     A、pick up
     B、bring up
     C、get up
     D、put up
21.Mary found ________ extremely difficult to pass the examination.
     A、it
     B、this
     C、that
     D、what
22.She tried hard, but she still couldn’t make us ________ our mind.
     A、to change
     B、changed
     C、change
     D、changing
23.I was late for the interview because the bus ________ on the way to London.
     A、got off
     B、brought in
     C、kept off
     D、broke down
24.The manager required that all the employees ________ at the office before 9:00 in the morning.
     A、will arrive
     B、arrive
     C、arrived
     D、have arrived
25.She was talking about her ________ as a nurse in a hospital, which we had never heard of.
     A、expenses
     B、excuses
     C、experiences
     D、expressions

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.The children looked (health) with bright smiles on their faces.
27. (work) as a team, the foreign and Chinese engineers cooperated closely and successfully.
28.We were surprised at the (achieve) the young man had made in the last three years.
29.The survey shows that green food is becoming (popular) than traditional food.
30.The price of oil in the world market has (great) increased in recent months.
31.I (work) in the Human Resources Department for five months since I joined the company.
32.The flexible working time system will enable the (employ) to work more efficiently.
33.Jane (praise) many times by the general manager when she was working as the office secretary.
34.The railway station was crowded with people (say) goodbye to their friends and relatives.
35.The professor, as well as his assistants, (do) the experiment in the lab forty hours a week.

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.

Most people buy a lot of gifts just before Christmas. But some people think they buy too much. They have started a special day called Buy Nothing Day. They don’t want anyone to go shopping on that day.

Buy Nothing Day is November 29. It’s 25 days before Christmas. The idea for Buy Nothing Day started in Vancouver, British Columbia. Now people all over the United States celebrate Buy Nothing Day. In California, parents and children get together to read stories, sing songs and paint pictures. The children talk about why they don’t need a lot of toys.

This year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, high school students wanted to tell other students about Buy Nothing Day. They organized a simple dinner to give people information about Buy Nothing Day. They asked restaurants in the neighborhood to donate (赠送) the food. They made posters (海报) and talked to other students about it. The dinner was a big success, and many students agreed not to buy anything on November 29. The students at the high school liked the idea of this new tradition. Next year, they want to have another dinner to inform more people about Buy Nothing Day!

36. Some people start Buy Nothing Day because they think __________.
A、people need more time to do other things
B、people buy too much gifts for Christmas
C、people can hardly afford to buy a lot of gifts
D、people waste too much time going shopping
37. The idea for Buy Nothing day first started in __________.
A、California
B、Albuquerque
C、British Columbia
D、New Mexico
38. To make Buy Nothing Day more popular, the students in Albuquerque plan to _________.
A、provide free food to more people
B、persuade more restaurants to donate food
C、put up more advertising posters on that day
D、have another dinner to inform more people of the day
39. According to the passage, which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、Buy Nothing Day has become popular in the United States.
B、Restaurants have a tradition of donating food on holidays
C、Gift shops are expected to be closed on Buy Nothing Day.
D、Children like the idea of Buy Nothing Day.
40. The best title for the passage might be _________.
A、Buy Nothing Day in the U. S.
B、The Future of Buy Nothing Day
C、Free Dinners on Buy Nothing day
D、Students’ Activities on Buy Nothing Day

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

December 13th,2005


Dear Sirs,
I am very happy to apply for the position of secretary, which you advertised in China Daily of December 10, 2005.

I have been working as a secretary at a college office. Because I am the only secretary in the office, it is necessary for me to work quickly and efficiently and to be flexible in my daily work. Professors value my work and my ability to meet their needs.

Although I am happy now, I feel that my promotion (晋升) is limited here, and I would like to have a more challenging job. Therefore, I enrolled (参加) in a program to expand my knowledge of international business affairs. Now, both my English and Chinese have been improved and I am ready to begin working as a bilingual secretary in an international company like yours, and I believe I can be a great help to your firm.

The enclosed resume gives further details of my qualifications, and I would appreciate it if you could give me an opportunity to have an interview. I am looking forward to receiving your call at 62428866 or please use the enclosed pre-paid postcard to send me your reply. Thank you very much for your consideration.

Faithfully Yours,
Mary Lee

41. The writer wants to change her job because __________.
A、she has difficulty handling her daily work efficiently
B、she can hardly get a chance to be promoted
C、she finds her present job too challenging
D、she is tired of her duties at the college
42. In order to prepare herself a more satisfactory job, the writer _________.
A、has taken part in a special business program
B、tries to get the professors’ high praises
C、has worked much harder on her job
D、has to prove herself to be different
43. A bilingual secretary (Lines 3-4, para. 3) differs from other secretaries in that he or she can _________.
A、operate a computer
B、do the job efficiently
C、speak two languages
D、write official documents
44. The writer of the letter enclosed a pre-paid postcard to __________.
A、request a written reply
B、make an appointment
C、get more information
D、express her thanks
45. By sending this letter, the writer expected to _________.
A、draw the attention of the company
B、get an opportunity for an interview
C、apply for a suitable position in China Daily
D、obtain more information about the company

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.

A Report on New Factory Location

The committee initially (最初) considered three possible location for the proposed new factory. Of the three cities, Chicago presently seems to the committee to offer the greatest advantages. Here are our observations of the city.

Though not at the geographical center of the United States, Chicago is centrally located in an area that contains more than three quarters of the U.S. population. It is within easy reach of our head office in New York. And it is close to several of our most important suppliers of components (配件) and raw materials – those, for example, in Columbus, Detroit, and St. Louis.

The city is served by several major railroads. Except during the winter months when the Great Lakes are frozen, it is an international seaport. Chicago has two major airports and both? home and international air cargo (货物) services are available.

A report on New Factory Location
Location recommended:(46)
Advantages of the location:
1) in the(47) part of an area with a huge population
2) within easy reach of the(48) in New York
3) close to the important (49) of components and raw materials
4) convenient in rail, water and (50) cargo transport


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 --- Internet access
B --- Open dial-up connecting window
C- -- Enter card number in the “user name” box
D --- Enter ID number in the “password” box
E --- Enter 17200 in the “phone number” box
F --- Connecting
G --- Please input your account number
H --- Please enter your ID number
I --- Please enter the number you wish to call
J --- Get current credit
K --- Inquire abbreviated number
L --- Transfer credit money from other cards to this card
M --- Please enter your new ID number
N ---Modify the ID number
O --- Modify the abbreviated number
P --- Account recharge

Example: (E) 电话号码栏键入17200      (O) 修改缩位号码

51. 键入呼叫号码             输入帐号
52. 在密码栏中键入号码         互联网接入
53. 修改密码              打开拨号连接窗口
54. 在用户名栏中键入本卡卡号      将其他卡上的金额转移到本卡
55. 帐户充值              连接中


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.

Amway (China) Daily Necessities Company Limited

Amway is a reading international company engaged in daily necessities (必需品) with an annual sale of 16 billion US dollars worldwide. We are looking for qualified personnel to fill the following positions in our Beijing office.
1. Purchasing Manager
☆ College diploma (文凭) with technical background
☆ At least 3 years’ experience in the field of chemicals and packaging materials
☆ Able to work independently and to set up purchasing procedures
☆ Good computer skills
☆ Excellent negotiation (谈判) techniques
☆ Fluent in English, but not essential
2. Personnel Manager
☆ College diploma in Human Resources Management
☆ At least 2 years’ experience in Human Resources Management
☆ Good computer skills
☆ Fluent in English
3. Sales Manager
? ☆ College diploma
☆ Knowledge in product sales
☆ Fluent English
☆ Active and hard-working

56. What line of products is Amway engaged in ?
.
57. What skills should a purchasing manager have?
Good .
58. What foreign language should the personnel manager speak fluently?
.
59. What qualities should a candidate have if he wants to be the sales manager?
He must be active and .
60. How many positions does the company offer in the advertisement?
.

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.It is reported that air pollution affects rivers and lakes indirectly because it causes acid rain.
A) 据报道,空气污染导致酸雨,因而对河流和湖泊造成间接影响。
B) 据报道,空气污染了河流和湖泊,间接的原因是因为有酸雨。
C) 据报道,空气污染间接来源于河流和湖泊的污染,因为后者会导致酸雨。
D) 据报道,空气污染对河流和湖泊的影响是间接的,因为它的成因是酸雨。
62.We are lucky to have the most up-to-date equipment in our laboratory, with which we can complete our research in time.
A) 我们很幸运能够拥有最先进的实验室,可以随时用来进行研究。
B) 很幸运,我们及时地找到了从事研究所需要的最完整的资料和设备。
C) 很幸运,我们实验室拥有最先进的设备,可以用来及时完成研究任务。
D) 非常幸运,我们实验室拥有的先进设备最多,能够完成所有的研究任务。
63.All of our four objectives of this trip have been fulfilled, which is more than I had expected.
A) 我们此行四个目标的完成情况比我预期的要好。
B) 我们此行的目标一共有四个,比我预期的还多。
C) 我们此行总共完成了四个目标,比我预期的要多。
D) 我们此行的四个目标均已达到,比我预期的要好。
64.You may use this computer, on condition that you are able to handle it properly so as not to damage it.
A) 这台计算机你可以使用,但如有损坏,你要有条件进行维修。
B) 只要你能正确地使用计算机,不损坏它,你就可以使用。
C) 你可以使用这台计算机,条件是如有损坏,你能维修。
D) 在有条件的情况下你可以使用计算机,千万别损坏它。
65.We are writing this letter to tell you that up to now no news has come from you about the goods we ordered on May 25th. As you have been informed in our letters, our customers are in urgent need of those machines. They are asking repeatedly for an early delivery (交货). We hope that you will try your best to arrange all this without further delay.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write an e-mail according to the instructions given in Chinese below. Remember to write it on the Translation/ Composition Sheet.

说明:根据下列内容写一份电子邮件。
发件人:John Smith (Js456@vip.163.com)
收件人:假日酒店(电子邮箱marketing@expedia.com)
发件时间:12月10日
事由:
1. 因行程改变,取消12月5日以John Smith的名义在贵酒店预订的12月12日到15日的两个单人房间。
2. 表示歉意,并询问是否需支付违约金。
3. 要求回信确认。
Words for reference:
违约金 cancellation penalty 假日酒店 Holiday Inn
以……的名义 in the name of 确认 confirm

E-mail Message

To: _________________________________________________________
From : ______________________________________________________
Date: _______________________________________________________
Subject: Cancelletion of Hotel Booking
Dear Sir or Madam,
I’m writing to inform you that ______________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________


Yours faithfully,
John Smith