2008年12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

People visit other countries for many reasons. Some travel(11) ; others travel to visit interesting places. Whenever you go, for whatever reason, it is important to be(12) . A tourist can draw a lot of attention from local people. Although most of the people you meet are friendly and welcoming, sometimes there are dangers.(13) i, your money or passport might be stolen. Just as in your home country, do not expect everyone you meet to be friendly and(14) . It is important to prepare your trip in advance, and(15) be careful while you are traveling.

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.The new (nation) museum will be open to the public next week.
27. This question is (difficult) than the one I have answered.
28.The secretary has been working for the same (manage) for over 5 years.
29.The hotel, (build) 100 years ago, still looks new.
30.We are pleased to learn that that problem (solve) at yesterday’s meeting.
31.I want (point out ) that a decision about the matter must be made at once.
32.Although she is young for the job, she is very (experience) .
33.The new rules for environmental protection have been (wide) accepted by the public.
34.We demand that the tour guide (tell) us immediately about any change in the schedule.
35.Thank you for your letter of November 15, (invite) us to the trade fair on December 10.

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.

What is the better way of staying away from the cold winter days? Come out to our Hall Markets in the beautiful countryside, full of color, fun, music and delicious food! With over 350 stalls(摊位) selling wonderful home-made and home-grown goods, this will surely be a great day out .

The Hall Markets are held on the first Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Hall Village. They are operated by Hartley Lifecare Co. Ltd. All the income will go to help and support service for people with disabilities(残疾).

Volunteers(志愿者) play an important part in the success and pleasant atmosphere at the Hall Markets. Hartley Lifecare is always grateful to have you serve as volunteers with the Hall Markers.

If you are interested in being one of our volunteers and spending a few hours with us each month, please contact us during business hours on 6260 5555.

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.

Each time we produce a new English dictionary, our aim is always the same; what can we do to make the dictionary more helpful for students of English? As a result of our research with students and discussions with teachers, we decided to focus on providing more examples for this English dictionary.

Examples help students to remember the word they have looked up in the dictionary because it is easier both to remember and to understand a word within a context(上下文). The examples also show that words are often used in many different contexts. For these reasons, we have included 40 per cent more examples in this new book .

We edit all the examples to remove difficult words and to make sure they are easier to understand.

We very much hope this new book will be of use not only to the students of English but also to the teachers.

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 Dr. Yamata,
The Association of Asian Economic Studies is pleased to invite you to be this year’s guest speaker at its annual international symposium(研讨会). The symposium will be held for 3 days from December 22nd to 24th, 2008. This year’s topic will be Economic Development in Asia. About 100 people from various countries will be attending the symposium. They would be pleased to meet you and share their views with you.

IThe Association will cover all the expenses of your trip to this symposium.

As the program is to be announced on December 1st, 2008, will you kindly 1et us know before that time whether your busy schedule will allow you to attend our symposium? We are looking forward to your favorable reply.

Yours sincerely,
John Smith
Secretary of Association of Asian Economic Studies

Letter of Invitation
Writer of the letter:(46) position.
Organizer of the Symposium: Association of(47)
Guest speaker to be invited: Dr. Yamata
Starting date of the symposium:(48)
Number of guests invited: about(49)
Topic of the symposium:(50) in Asia
 

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 ---- after-sales service
B ---- business license
C ---- business risk
D ---- dead stock
E ---- department store
F ---- import license
G ---- limited company
H ---- net weight
I ---- packing charge
J ---- price tag
K ---- purchasing power
L ---- seller’s market
M ---- shipping date
N ---- shopping rush
O ---- show window
P ---- supermarket
Q ---- trade agreement

Example: (D) 滞销品      (I) 包装费

51. 净重             百货商店
52. 购买力            商业风险
53. 超级市场          卖方市场
54. 有限公司            售后服务
55. 装船日期           进口许可证


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.

anton Playingfield Committee
Grounds-person(场地管理员) Wanted

The Yanton Playingfield Committee has of many years been fortunate to have Eddie Christiansen as grounds-person at its sports ground in Littlemarsh. However, after 10 years of service, Eddie has decided it’s time to retire in July. The committee wishes him the best for his retired life.

However, this leaves us needing a new grounds-person. This role is part-time, averaging around 5 hours per week. The duties involve the mowing(除草), rolling, and trimming(修剪) of the field edges. Applicants(求职) need to be able to drive and use the equipment needed for the above-mentioned duties.

Applicants can either contact Hugh Morris, 42 Spencer Avenue, tel. 765-4943780, to discuss or register an interest in the position, or any member of the Playingfield Committee.

56. Which organization is in need of a grounds-person?
The .
57. Why is a new grounds-person needed?
Because the former grounds-person, Eddie Christiansen, has decided it’s time to .
58. What are the duties of a grounds-person?
His duties involve the mowing, of the field edges.
59.What should applicants be able to do?
They should be able to the equipment needed for the duties.
60. Who is the contact person?
of any committee member.

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.This new type of air-conditioner is so energy-efficient that it can save the company forty thousand dollars a year.
A) 这种新型空调功率很高,公司电费一年高达四万美元。
B) 这种新型空调高效节能,一年能为公司节省四万美元。
C) 这种新型空调效率很高,公司一年节省了电费四万美元。
D) 这种新型空调效率很高,公司一年仅需支付电费四万美元。
62.All flights have been cancelled because of the snowstorm, so many passengers could do nothing except take the train.
A) 暴风雪使所有航班被取消,许多乘客只能改乘火车。
B) 所有的航班因暴风雪而取消,许多乘客也无法改乘火车。
C) 受暴风雪影响,许多乘客坚持改乘火车,因此所有航班被迫取消。
D) 由于暴风雪的影响,许多乘客不得不放弃乘坐飞机,而改乘火车。
63.The function of e-commerce is more than just buying and selling goods and services on the Internet.
A) 电子商务的功能很多,如提供网上货物交易的服务。
B) 电子商务更多的功能在于做买卖并提供网络服务。
C) 电子商务的功能不只是在互联网上买卖货物和服务。
D) 电子商务的功能更多的是从互联网上买卖货物和服务。
64.Seldom can people find international news on the front page of this popular local newspaper.
A) 人们不会在这份地方报纸前几页上寻找重要的国际新闻。
B) 人们很难在当地这份深受欢迎的报纸头版看到国际新闻。
C) 人们从这份当地发行的报纸第一页几乎找不到国际新闻。
D) 人们阅读当地发行的报刊时从不查看头版刊登的国际新闻。
65.The ABC Railway Company has greatly improved its public hotline service. Simply dial 3929-3499 to get information about all the services of the company. The telephone information system is working to serve you 24 hours all year round. The customer service staff(员工) are also ready to provide you with the information you need. Their service hours are from Monday to Sunday, 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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:假如你是JKM公司的Thomas Black, 刚才巴黎(Paris)出差回来,请给在巴黎的Jane Costa 小姐写一封感谢信。
时间:2008年12月21日。
内容:
1)感谢她在巴黎期间的热情接待;
2)告诉她巴黎给你留下了美好的印象,你非常喜欢法国的……,参观工厂和学校后学到了很多……;
3)期待再次与她见面。
注意:必须包括对收信人的称谓、写信日前、发信人的签名等基本格式

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