2007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、I’m sorry.
   B、It’s my pleasure.
   C、Yes, I am.
   D、Yes, I do.
2.A、Not yet.
   B、Most of the time.
   C、Yes, I know.
   D、Please do.
3.A、Yes, I’d love to.
   B、At half past eight.
   C、Eight hours
   D、It’s early.
4.A、It’s terrible.
   B、No, thank you.
   C、Nothing serious.
   D、Yes, I have.
5.A、No, not yet.
   B、No, thanks.
   C、Yes, I do.
   D、Yes, I often go.

Section B
6.A、Cold.
   B、Warm.
   C、Wet.
   D、Hot.
7.A、Buy a book.
   B、Meet him tomorrow.
   C、Go to Beijing.
   D、Book a ticket.
8.A、He’s kind.
   B、He’s careless.
   C、He’s serious.
   D、He’s polite.
9.A、They won’t go to the party.
   B、They won’t be late.
   C、They will be late.
   D、They will stay at home.
10.A、She wants to ask for help.
   B、She wants to work for the man.
   C、She doesn’t like the man.
   D、She doesn’t need his help.

Section C

The world population today is about 6 billion. But only about 11 percent of the world’s land is suitable for farming. However, the area of farmland is becoming smaller and smaller (11) . So it will be difficult to feed so many mouths. There are several reasons why farmland is being(12) . First, a lot of the land is being used for the(13) of houses. Secondly, some of the land has become wasteland because wind and (14) have removed the top soil. Thirdly, some of the land has become too salty to(15) . Therefore, a big problem that we face today is hunger.

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.This new style of sports shoes is very popular and it is _________ in all sizes.
     A、important
     B、active
     C、available
     D、famous
17._________ a wonderful trip he had when he traveled in China!
     A、Where
     B、How
     C、What
     D、That
18.She gave up her __________ as a reporter at the age of 25.
     A、career
     B、interest
     C、life
     D、habit
19.She didn’t receive the application form; it _________ to the wrong address.
     A、sent
     B、be sent
     C、was sent
     D、being sent
20.Time_________ very fast and a new year will begin soon.
     A、takes off
     B、goes by
     C、pulls up
     D、gets along
21.I didn’t answer the phone _________ I didn’t hear it ring.
     A、if
     B、unless
     C、although
     D、because
22.We’re going to _________ the task that we haven’t finished.
     A、take away
     B、carry on
     C、get into
     D、keep off
23.The general manager sat there, _________ to the report from each department.
     A、to listen
     B、listen
     C、being listened
     D、listening
24.In his report of the accident he _________ some important details.
     A、missed
     B、wasted
     C、escaped
     D、failed
25.It is necessary to find an engineer _________ has skills that meet your needs.
     A、whom
     B、which
     C、whose
     D、who

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.She managed to settle the argument in a (friend) way.
27. I would rather you(go) with me tomorrow morning.
28.If I (be) you, I wouldn’t ask such a silly question.
29.You should send me the report on the program (immediate) .
30.As soon as the result (come) out, I’ll let you know.
31.If you smoke in this non-smoking area, you will (fine) $50.
32.It is quite difficult for me (decide) who should be given the job.
33.The flexible working time system will enable the (employ) to work more efficiently.
34.The more careful you are, the (well) you will be able to complete the work.
35.I’ll put forward my (suggest) now so that he can have time to consider it before the meeting.

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.

We’ve found that eating habits vary (变化) so much that it does not make sense to include
meals in the price of our tours. We want to give you the freedom of choosing restaurants and
ordering food that suits your taste and budget(预算).

As your hotels offer anything from coffee and toast to a full American breakfast at very reasonable prices, it will never be a problem for you to start the day in the way you like best. At lunch stops, your tour guide will show you where you can find salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Dinner time is your chance to try some local food. Sometimes the tour guide will let you have dinner at a restaurant of your own choice. At other times he or she will recommend a restaurant at your hotel. Years of research have taught us which restaurants reliably serve a good choice of delightful dishes at down-to-earth prices.

In Mexico, Alaska, and the Yukon, where your restaurant choice may be limited, we include some meals. The meals provided are clearly stated on the tour pages.

36. According to the passage, most meals are not included in the price of tours mainly because_________.
A、meals make up a large part of the tour budget
B、meal prices vary a lot from place to place
C、people dislike menus offered by tour guides
D、people have different eating habits
37. We can learn from the passage that _________.
A、the hotels where you stay will offer you free breakfast
B、dining information can be obtained from your tour guides
C、you can have a complete choice of local dishes at the hotel
D、a full list of local restaurants can be found on the tour pages
38. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
A、Tour guides are supposed to arrange dinner outside the hotel.
B、Tour guides’ recommendations on food are unreliable.
C、Tourists must have lunch in the hotels they stay in.
D、Tourists may taste local dishes during dinner time.
39. The word “down-to-earth”(Line 4, Para.3) most probably means _________.
A、changeable
B、expensive
C、reasonable
D、fixed
40. Meals are included in the tour price in some places where __________.
A、restaurant choice may be limited
B、there are many nearby restaurants
C、delightful dishes are not served
D、food may be too expensive

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

Some cities have planned their transportation systems for car owners. That is what Los Angeles did. Los Angeles decided to build highways for cars rather than spending money on public transportation.

This decision was suitable for Los Angeles. The city grew outward instead of upward. Los Angeles never built many tall apartment buildings. Instead, people live in houses with gardens.

In Los Angeles, most people drive cars to work. And every car has to have a parking space. So many buildings where people work also have parking lots.

Los Angeles also became a city without a Central Business District(CBD). If a city has a CBD, crowds of people rush into it every day to work. If people drive to work, they need lots of road space.

So Los Angeles developed several business districts and built homes and other buildings in between the districts. This required more roads and parking spaces.

Some people defend this growth pattern. They say Los Angeles is the city of the future.

41. According to the passage, Los Angeles is a city where _________.
A、there is no public transportation system
B、more money is spent on highways for cars
C、more money is spent on public transportation systems
D、public transportation is more developed than in other cities
42. “The city grew outward instead of upward” (Line 1, Para.2) means _________.
A、the city became more spread out instead of growing taller
B、there were fewer small houses than tall buildings
C、rapid development took place in the city center
D、many tall buildings could be found in the city.
43. According to the passage, if a city has several business districts, _________.
A、people won’t have to drive to work every day
B、there have to more roads and parking spaces
C、companies would be located in between the districts
D、there would be no need to build parking spaces within the districts
44. According to the growth pattern of Los Angeles, homes were mainly built _________.
A、in the city center
B、along the main roads
C、around business districts
D、within the business districts
45. The passage is mainly about ___________.
A、the construction of parking spaces in Los Angeles
B、the new growth pattern of the city of Los Angeles
C、the public transportation system in Los Angeles
D、the problem of traffic jams in Los Angeles

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.

Trip Reports

Many companies require their employees to hand in reports of their business trips. A trip report not only provides a written record of a business trip and its activities, but also enables many employees to benefit from the information one employee has gained.

Generally, a trip report should be in the form of a memorandum(内部通知), addressed to your immediate boss. The places and dates of the trip are given on the subject line. The body of the report will explain why you made the trip, whom you visited, and what you did. The report should give a brief account of each major event. You needn’t give equal space to each event. Instead, you should focus on the more important events. Follow the body of the report with a conclusion.

A Trip Report

Reported by: an employee back from a business trip
Addressed to: his or her immediate (46)
Used for:
1. serving as a written record
2. giving helpful(47) that can be shared by others
Written in the form of : a(48)
Information to be included in the report:
1. the places and dates of the trip on(49)
2. major event(s) during the trip in the (50) of the report
3. conclusion



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 ---- information desk
B ---- ticket office
C ---- half fare ticket
D ---- waiting room
E ---- excess baggage charge
F ---- baggage check-in counter
G ---- security check
H ---- platform underpass
I ---- ticket agent
J ---- departure board
K ---- railroad track
L ---- traffic light
M ---- railroad crossing
N ---- soft sleeping car
O ---- hard sleeping car
P ---- hard seat
Q ---- baggage-claim area

Example: (O) 行李认领处      (E) 超重行李费

51. 硬座             软座
52. 开车时间显示器       信号灯
53. 站台地下通道        候车室
54. 问询处             安全检查
55. 半价票           售票处


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.

Problems

Probable causes

Suggested solutions

The display is showing the sign “:”

There has been a power interruption.

Reset (重新设置) the clock.

The fan seems to be running slower than usual

The oven has been stored in a cold area.

The fan will run slower until the oven warms up to normal room temperature.

The display shows a time counting down but the oven is not cooking.

The oven door is not closed completely.

Close the door completely.

You have set the controls as a kitchen timer(定时器).

Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the Minute Timer.

The turntable(转盘) will not turn.

The support is not operating correctly.

Check the turntable support is properly in place, and restart the oven.

The microwave oven will not run.

The door is not firmly closed.

Close the door firmly.

You did not touch the button “START”.

Touch the button “START”.

You did not follow directions exactly.

Follow the directions exactly.

56. What should you do if the display is showing the sign “ : ”?
Reset .
57. What is the probable cause if the fan seems to be running slower than usual?
The oven has been put in a .
58. What are you advised to do if you have set the controls as a kitchen timer?
Touch OFF/CANCEL to cancel the .
59. What is the cause for the turntable to fail to run.
is not operating correctly.
60. What will happen if you do not touch the button “START”?
The microwave oven .

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.The manager tried to create a situation in which all people present would feel comfortable.
A) 经理在设法创造条件,让所有的人都得到满意的礼物。
B) 经理试图营造一种氛围,让所有在场的人都感到轻松自在。
C) 经理在设法创造一种条件,让所有人都能够显得心情舒畅。
D) 经理想努力营造一种气氛,让所有的人到场时都觉得畅快。
62.Mr. Smith demands that all reports be carefully written and above all be based on the facts.
A) 史密斯先生要求把所有的报告都写好,还要求全部都应该是事实。
B) 史密斯先生需要的报告都应该写得详尽,而且全部都只能是事实。
C) 史密斯先生所的报告都写得完整,而且包括了所有的事实。
D) 史密斯先生要求认真写好所有报告,最重要的是应以事实为根据。
63.Obtaining enough food is the first concern for every nation; in some countries food shortage have become a serious problem.
A) 生产足够的粮食是各国的首要国策;有些国家已面临粮食减产这一重大问题。
B) 能否获得充足的粮食关系到每个国家的生存;有些国家粮食短缺的问题日趋严重。
C) 获得足够的粮食是所有国家的头等大事;粮食短缺已成为一些国家的严重问题。
D) 首先每个国家对生产足够的粮食都会关心;有些则已经解决了粮食短缺的重大问题。
64.Candidates should be given the company brochure to read to read while they are waiting for their interviews.
A) 求职者应帮助公司散发有关的阅读手册,同时等候面试。
B) 在阅读了公司所发给的手册之后,求职者才能等待面试。
C) 在求职者等待面试时,应该发给他们一本公司手册阅读。
D) 求职者在等待面试时,可要求得到一本公司手册来阅读。
65.The new Holiday Inn has everything you need for a weekend of family fun or business travel. Conveniently located, the Holiday Inn is within walking distance to the hot springs and the downtown shopping area. Each room has a refrigerator, coffee maker, and hair dryer. Guests will enjoy the Holiday Inn’s swimming pool, as well as a free Western or Chinese breakfast every morning.

Part V Writing (25 minutes)

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

说明:假定你是王军。根据以下内容以第一人称发一封电子邮件。
内容:
1. 发件人:王军
2. 收件人: Anna
3. 发件人电子邮件地址:wangjun11007@hotmail.com
4. 收件人电子邮件地址:anna11008@hotmail.com
5. 事由:
王军在网站www.ebay.com.cn上卖出了一本书,书名:《电子商务导论》。买家是美国客户Anna Brown。
6. 邮件涉及内容:
1)感谢对方购买《电子商务导论》
2)书已寄出,预计一周内到达
3)希望收到书后在网站上留下反馈意见
4)如果满意,希望向其他客户推荐
5)最近还会推出一些新的书,欢迎选购;再次购买可以享受折扣
Words for reference:
反馈意见 feedback;
电子商务导论 Introduction to E-commerce
注意:e-mail的内容要写成一个段落,不得逐条罗列。

E-mail Message

From:

To:

Subject: Feedback of the transaction

 

Dear Miss Anna Brown:

 

 

 

 

Sincerely,
Wang Jun