2006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、Who’s calling, please?
   B、How are you?
   C、Where is she?
   D、No, you can’t.
2.A、It’s possible.
   B、That’s all right.
   C、 No way.
   D、My pleasure.
3.A、Yes, of course.
   B、Is it true?
   C、You’re welcome.
   D、No, thanks.
4.A、Yes. When?
   B、Yes. What?
   C、Well, how?
   D、Well, who?
5.A、Never mind.
   B、Not likely.
   C、I’m afraid I can’t.
   D、Quite well.

Section B
6.A、Holiday food.
   B、Children’s food.
   C、Chinese food.
   D、Western food.
7.A、In a bookstore.
   B、In a theatre.
   C、At the Customs.
   D、At a bank.
8.A、There is a visitor at the door.
   B、The woman is calling Jack.
   C、The door is open.
   D、The telephone is ringing.
9.A、To finish her work.
   B、To attend a meeting.
   C、To get an important paper.
   D、To meet somebody.
10.A、To get some medicine.
   B、To have a check-up.
   C、To visit a patient.
   D、To look after the man.

Section C

Scientists have discovered that tea is good for us. It tastes good and it is refreshing. In recent (11) studies, tea has been found to help prevent heart attacks and cancer.

One study suggests that both black and green tea help(12) the heart. In the study, tea drinkers had a 44 percent(13) death rate after heart attacks than non-drinkers. Other studies have shown that tea, like fruit and vegetables, helps fight against chemicals that may (14) the development of certain cancers.

Many people really like tea. Next to plain water, it’s the world’s most(15) drink.

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 is the general manager who makes the ________ decision in business.
     A、beginning
     B、finishing
     C、first
     D、final
17.Never _________ such a good boss before I came to this company.
     A、do I meet
     B、had I met
     C、I met
     D、I had met
18.If the machine should _________, call this number immediately.
     A、break down
     B、set out
     C、put on
     D、go up
19.The manager showed the new employee _________ to find the supplies.
     A、what
     B、where
     C、that
     D、which
20.Look at the clock! It’s time __________ work.
     A、we started
     B、we’ll start
     C、we’re starting
     D、we have started
21.The sales department was required to ___________ a plan in three weeks.
     A、turn up
     B、get up
     C、come up with
     D、put up with
22.Price is not the only thing customers consider before __________ what to buy.
     A、deciding
     B、decided
     C、to decide
     D、having decided
23.All the traveling _________ are paid by the company if you travel on business.
     A、charges
     B、money
     C、prices
     D、expenses
24.Sorry, we cannot _________ you the job because you don’t have any work experience.
     A、make
     B、send
     C、offer
     D、prepare
25.This article is well written because special attention _________ to the choice of words and style of writing.
     A、had been paid
     B、has been paid
     C、will be paid
     D、will have been paid

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 a fact that traditional meals are (healthy) than fast food.
27. Nurses should treat the sick and wounded with great(kind) .
28.All visitors to the lab (expect) to take off their shoes before they enter.
29. (Personal) , I think he is a very nice partner, though you may not agree.
30.They talked to him for hours, (try) to persuade him to change his mind.
31.His efforts to improve the sales of this product have been very (help) .
32.When we arrived, there was a smell of cooking (come) from the kitchen.
33.We have to find new ways to (short) the process of production.
34.By this time next year my family (live) in this small town for 20 years.
35.Jane, as well as some of her classmates, (work) in the Quality Control Department now.

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.

People who work night shifts are constantly fighting against an “internal clock” in their bodies. Quite often the clock tells them to sleep when their job requires them to remain fully awake. It’s no wonder that more accidents happen during night shifts than at any other time. Light therapy (照光疗法) with a bright light box can help night-shift workers adjust their internal clock. However, many doctors recommend careful planning to help improve sleep patterns. For example, night-shift workers often find it difficult to sleep in the morning when they get off work because the body’s natural rhythm (节律) fights back, no matter how tired they are. Some experts recommend that night-shift workers schedule two smaller sleep periods—one in the morning after work, and another longer one in the afternoon, closer to when the body would naturally need to sleep. It’s also helpful to ask friends and family to cooperate by avoiding visits and phone calls during the times when you are sleeping.

36. Night-shift workers are those who __________.
A、have to rely on their internal clock
B、need to re-adjust their clock
C、fall asleep late at night
D、have to work at night
37. In order to remain fully awake at work, people working night shifts should ___________.
A、have longer sleep periods after work
B、make the light darker than usual
C、 try to re-set their “internal clock”
D、pay more attention to their work
38.  Many doctors think it is helpful for night-shift workers ___________.
A、to sleep with a bright light on
B、to plan sleep patterns
C、to avoid being disturbed at work
D、to sleep for a long time after work
39. Night-shift workers often find it difficult to sleep in the morning because _________.
A、their internal clock will not allow them to
B、they are often disturbed by morning visits
C、they are not trying hard enough to do so
D、they are too tired to go to sleep well
40. According to the passage, some doctors recommend that night-shift workers should __________.
A、have frequent visits and phone calls
B、improve their family relationship
C、have two smaller sleep periods
D、rely mainly on light therapy

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

A few ways Greyhound can make your next trip even easier.

Tickets By Mail. Avoid lining up together, by purchasing your tickets in advance, and having them delivered right to your mailbox. Just call Greyhound at least ten days before your departure (1-800-231-2222)
Prepaid tickets. It’s easy to purchase a ticket for a friend or family member no matter how far away they may be. Just call or go to your nearest Greyhound terminal (车站) and ask for details on how to buy a prepaid ticket.
Ticketing Requirement. Greyhound now requires that all tickets have travel dates fixed at the time of purchase. Children under two years of age travel free with an adult who has a ticket.
If your destination (目的地) is to Canada or Mexico.

Passengers traveling to Canada or Mexico must have the proper travel documents. U.S., Canadian or Mexican citizens should have a birth certificate, passport or naturalization (入籍) paper. If you are not a citizen of the U.S., Canada or Mexico, a passport is required. In certain cases a visa may be required as well. These documents will be necessary and may be checked at, or before, boarding a bus departing for Canada or Mexico.

41. From the passage, we can learn that “Greyhound” is probably the name of _________.
A、an airline
B、a hotel
C、a website
D、a bus company
42. Why should people call Greyhound for tickets in advance?
A、To avoid waiting in lines at the booking office.
B、To hand in necessary traveling documents.
C、To get tickets from the nearest terminal.
D、To fix the traveling destination in time.
43. What can we learn about the Greyhound tickets?
A、They are not available for traveling outside the U.S.
B、Travelers should buy their tickets in person.
C、Babies can not travel free with their parents.
D、They have the exact travel date on them.
44. When people are traveling to Canada or Mexico, a passport is a must for _________.
A、American citizens
B、Japanese citizens
C、Mexican citizens
D、Canadian citizens
45. This passage mainly offers information about __________.
A、how to prepare documents for traveling with Greyhound
B、how to purchase a Greyhound ticket and travel with it
C、how to make your trip with Greyhound interesting
D、how to travel from the U.S. to Canada and Mexico

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.

December 10th, 2006

Dear Sirs,
I know that your company has a reputation (声誉) for quality products and fairness toward its customers. Therefore, I’m writing to ask for a replacement for a lawn mower (割草机).
I bought the mower about half a year ago at the Watchung Discount Center, Watchung, Nebraska. I’m enclosing a copy of a receipt for the mower.
A month after I bought the lawn mower, the engine failed, and it was repaired under warranty (保修期). So far, I have had the engine repaired four times.
Now the engine has broken down again.
I have already spent more than $300 on repairs, and I am beginning to seriously question the quality of your mower.
I am questioning that you replace this mower with a new one.
I hope that you will live up to your reputation of the good customer service that has made your business successful.

Faithfully,
?Rod Green

Letter of Complaint

Purpose of the letter: requesting a (46) for a lawn mower
Time of purchase: about(47) ago
Trouble with the machine:(48)
Times of repairs so far:(49)
Money spent on repairs: more than (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 --- employee turnover
B --- life-long employment
C- -- role conflict
D --- profit sharing
E --- scientific management
F --- comparable worth
G --- flexible working hours
H --- social support
I --- survey feedback
J --- core competence
K --- public relations
L --- group culture
M --- wage and salary surveys
N --- honesty testing
O --- human resource planning

Example: ( I ) 调查反馈       ( A ) 人员流动

51. 测谎              工薪调查
52. 社会支持           终身雇用制
53. 团队文化            公共关系
54. 利润分享            人力资源策划
55. 科学管理          弹性工作时间


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,
For the past 8 years I have been a statistician (统计员) in the Research Unit of Baron & Smallwood Ltd. I am now looking for a change of employment which would broaden my experience. A large and well-known organization such as yours might be able to use my services.
I am 31 years old and in excellent health. I majored in advertising at London University and I am particularly interested in work involving statistics (统计).
Although I have had no experience in market research, I am familiar with the methods used for recording buying habits and trends. I hope that you will invite me for an interview. I could then give you further information.
I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Yours faithfully,
Mike Smith

56. What’s Mike Smith’s present job?
He’s working as a .
57. What was Mike Smith’s major at London University?
.
58. What kind of work does he like to do?
Working involving .
59. In what area does he lack experience?
He has no experience in .
60. What’s the purpose of the writer in sending this letter?
To be invited for .

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.For safety, all passengers are required to review this card and follow these instructions when needed.
A) 为了安全,请各位乘客反复阅读样本,务必按照各项规定执行。
B) 为了保险起见,请各位乘客务必阅读样本卡片,并参照相关内容认真执行。
C) 为了保险起见,要求所有乘客在需要时都能看到这张卡片及以下这些内容。
D) 为了安全,要求所有乘客仔细阅读本卡片各项内容,必要时照其执行。
62.Peter misunderstood the instructions his boss gave him and mailed the wrong documents to the supplier.
A) 彼得按照老板给他的指示把单据误寄给了供货商。
B) 彼得误解了老板对他的指示,向供货商发错了单据。
C) 彼得对老板的指示还没理解就把错误的单据交给供货商。
D) 彼得没来得及听取老板的指示就给供货商寄去了有错误的单据。
63.People now have more leisure time, which is the reason why the demand for services has increased so rapidly.
A) 如今人们有更多的时间去娱乐,从而影响了劳务资源的快速上升。
B) 如今希望有时间娱乐的人越来越多,这是因为服务质量在迅速提高了。
C) 如今人们有了更多的闲暇时间,因而对各种服务的需求增长得如此快。
D) 如今人们有了更多的空闲时间,这就是要求迅速提高服务质量的原因。
64.Passengers going to the airport by arranged buses must take the bus at the time and place as shown below.
A) 搭乘专车前往机场的旅客,务必在下列指定的时间和地点乘车。
B) 乘公共汽车去机场的旅客必须乘这路车,时间和地点安排如下。
C) 经安排搭乘汽车去机场的旅客,应按指定的时间和地点上车。
D) 机场即将为乘客安排汽车,请注意下列指定的上车时间和地点。
65.I’m writing to confirm our telephone conversation of Thursday, the 7th, about our visit to your company. Next Monday, December 11, will be fine for us and we hope that it will suit you, too. My secretary, Miss Mary Brown, and Sales Manager, Mr. Zhang Ming, will be coming in the morning. It’s unfortunate that I will not be able to go with them.Thanks again for giving us this opportunity to visit with you.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a Visitor’s Message according to the instructions given in Chinese below. Remember to write it on the Translation/ Composition Sheet.

假定你是假日酒店的前台工作人员Linda。根据以下内容填写来访客人留言表。
内容:
1. 来访客人:李华,男,PKK公司总经理助理;联系电话:65734363
2. 来访时间:12月20日上午10点
3. 被访客人: Mr. John Smith, 住假日酒店422房间
4. 事由:李华来酒店与Mr. John Smith 商谈工作,Mr. John Smith外出
5. 留言:李华约Mr. John Smith明天去PKK公司洽谈业务。李华明天上午9:00驾车来酒店接他;下午安排Mr. John Smith参观一条新建成的生产线。
Words for Reference:
驾车接人to pick somebody up 生产线assembly line
总经理助理Assistant to General Manager

Holiday Inn
Visitor’s Message

Mr. /Ms. ( 1 ) Mr. John Smith Room No. ( 2 )
While you were out
Mr. / Ms. ( 3 )
Of ( 4 ) Telephone ?( 5 ) 65734363
□ Telephoned √ Came to see you
□ Will call again □ Will come again
□ Asked you to call back
Message:
__( 6 )_____________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________________________________________

Clerk ( 7 ) Linda Date ( 8 ) Time ( 9 )

 

注意:请将要求填写在表格中的内容按以下顺序填入答题卡中的Writing部分并注明所填写内容的顺序号!即:
( 1)Mr. John Smith ( 2 ) ___________
( 3 ) __________________
( 4 ) __________________ ( 5 ) 65734363
( 6 ) _______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

( 7 ) Linda ( 8 ) ____________ ( 9 ) ____________