2008年6月高等学校英语应用能力B级试题

Part I Listening Comprehension(15 minutes)

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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

Today more and more people begin to understand that study does not come to an end with school graduation. Education is not just a college(11) ; it is life itself . Many people are not interested in studying at a college, and they are interested in(12) of learning. They may go to a(13) in theirown field; they may improve their(14) ,skills by following television courses. They certainly know that if they know more or learn more, they can get(15) jobs or earn more momey.

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 suddenly occurred to me that we chould the police for help.
     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.My impression is that the sales of this company have (great) increased this year.
27. This picture (take) by a young reporter in Beijing last month.
28.Tom has made the (decide) to apply for a job in the company.
29.No reader is allowed (take) any reference book out of the reading room.
30.Althourh you may not (success) in the beginning, you should keep on trying.
31.Because light travels (fast) than sound, lighning is seen before thunder (雷) is heard.
32.The doctor recommended that Mary (start) the health program as soon as possible.
33.It took me several weeks to get used to (drive) on the left side of the road in London.
34.This medicine is highly (effect) in treating skin cancer if it is applied early enough.
35.Now the number of people who are working at home on the Internet (be) still very small.

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 have created a special rate that will let you travel actually thousands of miles on your vacation at no extra cost .

In most of our US and Canadian offices, we’ll rent you cars of high quality for seven days for $99.

You can drive as far as you like without paying us a penny over the $99 as long as you return the car to the city from which you rented it. Insurance (保险) is include, gas is not.

If you rent the car in Florida or in California, the rate is the same, but you can return the car to any city in the state.

If you’d like some suggestions on what to do with the car once you’ve got it, we have driving and touring guides for almost every part of the country. No matter which rate you choose , the company comes at no extra cost. You don’t just rent a car. You rent a company!

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.

Falls are the number one cause of death to old people at home. Most old people can live safely at home if they make a few changes. Falls are common as people are getting older. Up to half of home accidents could be prevented by making some very simple changes. Here are a few suggestions:

TMark trouble spots with bright tapes. The first and last steps on stairs are usually high-risk accident areas. Applying bright tapes and using bright light in these areas would make these spots easier to see .

Put grab bars (扶手) in the bathroom. A large number of falls occur in the bathroom. This is unfortunate (不幸的) because it’s easy to make the area safe form accidents. Putting grab bars in the bathroom gives people something to hang on to

Invest in a personal alarm. A personal alarm can be started if a person falls or otherwise gets in trouble. With the push of a button, the alarm automatically sends a signal, which gets someone to call and see if the person needs help

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.

Dear Ms.Rennick:
Professor Saul Wilder, an adviser to your firm, has informed me that your company is looking for someone with excellent communication skills, organizational experience, and leadership background for a management position. I believe that my enclosed resume will show that I have the qualifications (资历) and experience you seek. In addition, I’d like to mention how my work experience as a sales manager last summer makes me a particularly strong candidate for the position.

I would be grateful if you can offer me an opportunity for an interview with you. If you are interested, plaese contact me at (317) 555-0118 any time before 11:00 a.m., or feel free to leave a message. I look forwad to meeting with you to discuss the ways my skills may best serve your company.

Sincerely yours,
Richard Smith

An Application Letter
Applicant: Richard Smith
Position applied for: a(46) position.
Qualifications required for the position:
1. excellent(47)
2. organizational experienxe
3. (48) background
Work experience (last summer):as(49) in summer
Contact number:(50)
Enclosure: resume 



Task 4
Directions:
The following is a list of terms used in the waybill (详情单) of the Express Mail Service. After reading it, you are reruired to find the items equivalent to (与……等同) those given in Chinese in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the brackets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.

A ---- original office
B ---- accepted date
C ---- poeting stamp
D ---- delivery stamp
E ---- company name
F ---- sender’s address
G ---- customer code
H ---- document
I ---- parcel
J ---- name of contents
K ---- insurance amount
L ---- sender’s signature
M ---- postal code
N ---- insurance fee
O ---- total charge
P ---- receiver’s signature
Q ---- remark

Example: (D) 投递日戳      (L) 交寄人签名

51. 费用总计           收寄日期
52. 文件资料           邮政编码
53. 用户代码          收件人签名
54. 内件品名            发件人地址
55. 收寄日戳           单位名称


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.

To effectively use this washing machine, you must complete four steps carefully: loading (装载) the clothes, pouring in the detergent (洗涤剂) , adjusting the water temperature, and putting in the coins. First, throw clothes of similar color into the machine; for example, whites, colored clothes, and towels should be washed separately. While completing this step, you must be careful not to overload the machine. Second, you should read the directions on your detergent box to find out the correct amount for your particular load. Next, select one of three possible water temperatures: hot, warm, or cold. Generally, hot temperature is used for white clothes, warm temperature for light colored clothes, and cold temperature for dark or brightly colored clothes. Finally, after closing the door of the washing machine, put in the proper amount of money.

In summary, by following these simple directions, the washer will give you a clean load of wet clothes.

56. Why should you follow the directions carefully when using the machine?
To use the washing machine .
57. What is the first step for using the machine to wash your clothes?
To throw the clothes of into the machine .
58. Where can you find the correct amount of the detergent to be used?
On .
59.What temperature is recommended for washing light colored clothes?
.
60. When should you put in the money?
After of the washing machine.

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.Last month I booked a double room in the name of Mr.Brown for a week from The 14th, January .
A) 上个月我以布朗先生的名义预订了一间双人房,为期一周,从1月14日起算。
B) 上个月14日我为布朗先生预订了一间房间,到现在已有一周时间了。
C) 上个月我为布朗先生预订了一间双人间,到1月14日止刚好为期一周。
D) 上个月,布朗先生为我预订了两个房间,到1月14日为止,共一周时间。
62.Congratulations on purchasing from our company the C800 Coffee Maker,which is suitable for home use.
A) 我公司隆重推出C800型家用咖啡壶,欢迎各界人士惠顾。
B) 你从我公司购买了最新款的C800型家用咖啡壶,值得祝贺。
C) 恭喜您购买本公司C800型家用咖啡壶,此款咖啡壶适合居家使用。
D) 您购买的咖啡壶是我公司最新产品 ——C800家用型,特此致谢。
63.A guest paying full fare can invite another guest to join the tour at half price.
A) 支付全额费用的客人,每位可以再带一位客人参加旅游,按半价付费。
B) 支付全额费用的客人,每位需要再邀请一位客人参加旅游,按半价收费。
C) 每位按半价付费参加旅游的客人,必须再找到一位全额付费的客人参加。
D) 支付全额费用的客人,如邀请另外一位客人参加旅游,可退还一半费用。
64.Two assistants will be required to check reporters’names when they arrive at the press conference.
A) 两位助手要求记者在到达新闻发布会时通报他们的姓名。
B) 两位助手到达新闻发布会时被记者要求通报他们的姓名。
C) 有两位助手检查记者的姓名并通告他们新闻发布会的时间。
D) 要有两位助手在记者到达新闻发布会时核对他们的姓名。
65.Thank you for choosing our restaurant during your visit to Landon. Services to guests of the restaurant are a large prat of our tasks, and we are grateful for the opportunity to serve you. We would like to invite your comments on our performance and to learn from your experiences. Please take a few moments to complete our customer response from so that we may serve you better in the future.

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:假设你是公司职员刘斌,给经理MrJohnson 写一张请假条。
时间:2008年6月19日,星期四。
6. 邮件涉及内容:
1)咳嗽特别厉害,想去医院看病;
2)因本公司大部分工作已经完成,故星期五请假一天。
3)看完病后,会给经理打电话。
4)对由此造成的不便表示歉意。
5)希望能得到经理的批准。

To: ________________________
From:_______________________
Date:________________________
Subject:_____Leave of Absence___
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________

Words for reference:
招聘 recruit 身份证 ID card
实验技术人员 laboratory technician
B 级证书 他和 certificate of PET(Level B)