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  2013年6月大学英语四级考试听力

  Part Ⅰ Writing (30 minutes)

  Part Ⅱ       

  Part IIIListening Comprehension

  注意:此部分试题在答题卡1上。

  Listening Comprehension         nutes)

  Section A

  Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning) (15 minutes)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations
and2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more
questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will
be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),
B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the
center。

  Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the
passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet 1.

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 shortconversations and
2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one ormore
questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
thequestions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be
a pause.During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),
B), C) and D), anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single linethrough the
centre。

  11.

  For questions 1-7, mark

  1.      

  W: What are you doing in here, Sir? Didn’t you see the private sign
over there?

  Y (for YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in
the passage;

  M: Look atthese low prices at these fashionable TV sets. Something
is fishy, don’t you think so?

  M: I’m sorry. I didn’t notice it when I came in. I’m looking for the
manager’s office。

  N (for NO) if the statement contradicts the information given in the
passage;

  W: Well, there have been a lot of robberiesrecently. Some of the
stolen goods may have landed here。

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  NG (for NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage.

  2.      

  12.

  For questions 8-10, complete the sentences with the information
given in the passage.

  Q: Whatdoes the woman imply about the low price television sets?

  W: Mike, what’s the problem? You’ve known from month the report is
due today。

  Landfills

  M: I’ve beenassigned to cover the governess speech today. What about
you?

  M: I know, but I’m afraid I need another few days. The data is hard
to interpret than I expected。

  You have just finished your meal at a fast food restaurant and you
throw your uneaten food, food wrappers, drink cups, utensils and napkins
into the trash can. You don’t think about that waste again. On trash
pickup day in your neighborhood, you push your can out to the curb, and
workers dump the contents into a big truck and haul it away. You don’t
have to think about that waste again, either. But maybe you have
wondered, as you watch the trash truck pull away, just where that
garbage ends up.

  W: Nothing is grand as yours. I have to do an interview for the
evening newsabout a man

  Q: What does the man mean?

  Americans generate trash at an Astonishing rate of four pounds per
day per person; which translates to 600,000 tons per day or 210 million
tons per year! This is almost twice as much trash per person as most
other major countries. What happens to this trash? Some gets recycled
(回收利用) or recovered and some is burned, but the majority is buried
in landfills.

  with dozens of cats。

  13.

  How Much Trash Is Generated?

  Q: What do we learn about the speakers?

  W: Excuse me, Tony. Has my parcel from New York arrived?

  Of the 210 million tons of trash, or solid waste, generated in the
United States annually, about 56 million tons, or 27 percent, is either
recycled (glass, paper products, plastic, metals) or composted
(做成堆肥) (yard waste). The remaining trash, which is mostly
unrecyclable, is discarded.

  3.  W: Didn’t I see you going into the administrationbuilding this
afternoon?

  M: Unfortunately, it’s been delayed due to the bad weather。

  How Is Trash Disposed of ?

  M: I needed to switch my computer class to the950 section。

  Q: What is the woman waiting for?

  The trash production in the United States has almost tripled since

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  14.

  1. This trash is handled in various ways. About 27 percent of the
    trash is recycled or composted, 16 percent is burned and 57 percent is
    buried in landfills. The amount of trash buried in landfills has doubled
    since 1960. The United States ranks somewhere in the middle of the major
    countries (United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France and Japan) in
    landfill disposal. The United Kingdom ranks highest, burying about 90
    percent of its solid waste in landfills.

  4.   W: I guess you watch the quiz showon television last night.
What did you think about it?

  W: Pam said we won’t have the psychology test until the end of next
week。

  What Is a Landfill?

  M: Well, it’s great. The first four contestants won onlysmall
prizes, but the fifth left with a  

  M: Ellen, you should know better than to take Pam’s words for
anything。

  There are two ways to bury trash:

  new luxury car。

  Q: What doesthe man imply about Pam?

  n Dump—an open hole in the ground where trash is buried and that is
full of various animals (rats, mice, birds). (This is most people’s idea
of a landfill!)

  Q: What does the man say about the quiz show?

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations
and2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more
questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will
be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),
B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the
centre。

  n Landfill—carefully designed structure built into or on top of the
ground in which trash is isolated from the surrounding environment
(groundwater, air, rain). This isolation is accomplished with a bottom
liner and daily covering of soil.

  5.   W: I can’t find the arrival time of the New York toBoston
Express on this schedule。

  15

  ¨ Sanitary landfill—land fill that uses a clay liner to isolate the
trash from the environment

  M: Look for New York in the left-hand column andfollow it across
until you find the hour

  W: Tom, would you please watch my suitcase for a minute? I need to
go make a quick phone call。

  ¨ Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill—landfill that uses a
synthetic (plastic) liner to isolate the trash from the environment

  listed in the Boston column。

  M: Yeah, sure. Take your time. Our train doesn’t leave for another
twenty minutes。

  The purpose of a landfill is to bury the trash in such a way that it
will be isolated from groundwater, will be kept dry and will not be in
contact with air. Under these conditions, trash will not decompose
(腐烂) much. A landfill is not like a compost pile, where the purpose is
to bury trash in such a way that it will decompose quickly.

  Q: What are the speakers most probably doing?

  Q: What does the man mean?

  Proposing the Landfill

  6.  W: You look different today, but Ican’t quiteput my finger on
what it is。

  16

  For a landfill to be built, the operators have to make sure that
they follow certain steps. In most parts of the world, there are
regulations that govern where a landfill can be placed and how it can
operate. The whole process begins with someone proposing the landfill.

  M: Oh, yesterday I finally got around to thatnew barbershop in the
mall and enjoyed their

  M: Frankly, Mary is not what I’d called easy-going。

  In the United States, taking care of trash and building landfills
are local government responsibilities. Before a city or other authority
can build a landfill, an environment impact

  services。

  W: I see. People in our neighborhood find it hard to believe she’s
my twin sister。

  study must be done on the proposed site to determine:

  Q: What can be inferred about the man?

  Q: What does the woman imply?

  n the area of land necessary for the landfill

  7.   W: What do you think Picasso’s painting exhibited in the city
museum?

  17

  n the composition of the underlying soil and bedrock

  M: Personally I can’t quite see the meaning in his modern works.Most
of them remind me of

  M: How soon do you think this can be cleaned?

  n the flow of surface water over the site

  the stuff my nephew brings home from thekindergarten。

  W: We have same day service, sir. You can pick up your suit after
five o’clock。

  n the impact of the proposed landfill on the local environment and
wildlife

  Q: What does the man mean?

  Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?

  n the historical value of the proposed site

  8.  W: Rod said he wanted to get involvedin student government this
year。

  18

  Building the Landfill

  M: But he hasn’t gone through a single meeting, has he?

  W: I really enjoy that piece you just play on the piano. I bet you
get a lot of requests for it。

  Once the environmental impact study is complete, the permits are
granted and the funds have been raised, then construction begins. First,
access roads to the landfill site must be built if they do not already
exist. There roads will be used by construction equipment, sanitation
(环卫) services and the general public. After roads have been built,
digging can begin. In the North Wake Country Landfill, the landfill
began 10 feet below the road surface.

  Q: What does the man imply about Rod?

  M: You said it. People just can’t get enough of it。

  What Happens to Trash in a Landfill?

  Conversationone

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  Trash put in a landfill will stay there for a very long time. Inside
a landfill, there is little oxygen and little moisture. Under these
conditions, trash does not break down very rapidly. In fact, when old
landfills have been dug up or sampled, 40-year-old newspapers have been
found with easily readable print. Landfills are not designed to break
down trash, merely to bury it. When a landfill closes, the site,
especially the groundwater, must be monitored and maintained for up to
30 years!

  M:Good morning! Madam.Can I help you?

  Section B

  How Is a Landfill Operated?

  W: Oh, I do hope so. I have to get to Manchestertoday and my own car
has broken down. Do

  Questions 19-22 are based on the conversation you have just
heard。

  A landfill, such as the North Wake County Landfill, must be open and
available every day. Customers are typically municipalities and
construction companies, although residents may also use the landfill.

  you by any chance have a car available?

  W: Good afternoon, Mr. Jones. I am Teresa Chen, and I’ll be
interviewing you. How are you today?

  Near the entrance of the landfill is a recycling center where
residents can drop off recyclable materials (aluminum cans, glass
bottles, newspapers and paper products). This helps to reduce the amount
of material in the landfill. Some of these materials are banned from
landfills by law because they can be recycled.

  M:For how many days? Madam。

  M: I am fine, thank you. And you, Miss Chen?

  As customers enter the site, their trucks are weighed at the scale
house. Customers are charged tipping fees for using the site. The
tipping fees vary from $10 to $40 per ton. These fees are used to pay
for operation costs. The North Wake County Landfill has an operating
budget of approximately $4.5 million, and part of that comes from
tipping fees.

  W: Three, just until the weekend。

  W: Good, Thanks. Can you tell me something about your experience in
this kind of work?

  Along the site, there are drop-off stations for materials that are
not wanted or legally banned by the landfill. A multi-material drop-off
station is used for tires, motor oil, lead-acid batteries. Some of these
materials can be recycled.

  M: And what sort of car did you have in mind?

  M: Well, for several years, I managed a department for the
Brownstone Company in Detroit, Michigan. Now I work part time because I
also go to school at night. I’m getting a business degree。

  In addition, there is a household hazardous waste drop-off station
for chemicals (paints, pesticides, other chemicals) that are banned from
the landfill. These chemicals are disposed of by private companies. Some
paints can be recycled and some organic chemicals can be burned in
furnaces or power plants.

  W: Well. That depends a little bit on the price.But I normally drive
a Chevrolet. Do you have

  W: Oh, how interesting. Tell me, why do you want to leave your
present job?

  Other structures alongside the landfill are the borrowed area that
supplies the soil for the landfill, the runoff collection pond and
methane (甲烷) station.

  anything like that?

  M: I’ll finish school in a few months, and I’d like a full-time
position with more responsibility。

  Landfills are complicated structures that, when properly designed
and managed, serve an important purpose. In the future, new technologies
called bioreactors will be used to speed the breakdown of trash in
landfills and produce more methane.

  M: Yes, Certainly. That’s group C which includes Chevrolet
andsea-arrows。

  W: And why would you like to work for our company?

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡1上作答;8-10题在答题卡1上。

  W: How much are they?

  M: Because I know your company’s work and I like it。

  1. The passage gives a general description of the structure and use
of a landfill.

  M: Well, for three days, you would have to haveit under the
unlimited mileage conditions, 

  W: Could you please tell me about your special skills and interests?

  2. Most of the trash that Americans generate ends up in landfills.

  whichwill work out cheaper for Manchester anyway. Let’s see, Group
C, three to five

  M: Of course, I’m good at computers and I can speak Spanish. I used
to take classes in Spanish at the local college. And I like travelling a
lot。

  3. Compared with other major Industrialized countries, America
buries a much higher percentage of its solid waste in landfills.

  days hire with unlimited mileage is 53 poundsper day。

  W: Can you give me any references?

  4. Landfills are like compost piles in that they speed up
decomposition of the buried trash.

  W: I see. Does that include everything?

  M: Yes, certainly. You can talk to Mr. McCaw, my boss, at the
Brownstone Company. I could also give you the names and numbers of
several of my teachers。

  5. In most countries the selection of a landfill site is governed by
rules and regulations.

  M: It Includes third party insurance, but it’s not include
value-added tax, patrol or CDW。

  W: All right, Mr. Jones, and would you like to ask me any questions?

  6. In the United States the building of landfills is the job of both
federal and local governments.

  W:What’that?

  M: Yes, I wonder when I’ll be informed about my application for the
job。

  7. Hazardous wastes have to be treated before being dumped into
landfills.

  M: CDW? Oh, that’s the cover you in case you damage the hire
car.Third party insurance only covers you for damage two another
vehicle. For GroupC cars is 6 pounds per day。

  W: Well, we’ll let you know as soon as possible. Let’s stay in
touch. Thank you very much for coming this afternoon。

  Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

  W: OK. I think I’ll have the Chevrolet。

  M: Thank you。

  Section
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  M: All right. Could I have your driving licenseplease?

  Questions 19-22 are based on the conversation you have just
heard。

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and
2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more
questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will
be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),
B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the
center.

  W: Certainly. Here we are。

  19. What does the man say about his working experience?

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

  M:So, it’s Ms. JB. Couty。

  20. Why does the man want to leave his present job?

  11. A) The man hates to lend his tools to other people.

  W:Yes.That’s right。

  21. What is the man interested in?

  B) The man hasn’t finished working on the bookshelf.

  M:And the number is 509024bc9cs, expiring the1st,July,2015.And you
want to take it immediately?

  22. What question did the man ask the woman?

  C) The tools have already been returned to the woman.

  W:Yes, I do ,please。

  Questions 23-25 are based on the conversation you have just
heard。

  D) The tools the man borrowed from the woman are missing.

  M:  Lovely. Well you could just initial that boxthere for the CDW.
And that box there to confirm you have known drivingconvictions, thank
you, and then sign there. Great! That’s it!

  M: Lisa, Lisa! Over here, darling! It’s wonderful to see you. Oh,
Lisa, you look marvelous。

  12. A) Save time by using a computer. C) Borrow Martha’s computer.

  Questions9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard。

  W: Oh, Paul, you look tired. Two months away in the capital? Paul, I
think you’ve been working too hard。

  B) Buy her own computer. D) Stay home and complete her paper.

  Q9:Why doesthe woman want to hire a car?

  M: I’m fine. The city is very hot this time of the year. It’s good
to get back to some fresh air. You know, Lisa, what they say about
pregnant women really is true。

  13. A) He has been to Seattle many times.

  Q10:What is the woman’s main consideration in hiring a car?

  W: What’s that Paul?

  B) He has chaired a lot of conferences.

  Q11:What does the daily charge included?

  M: They say they look beautiful。

  C) He holds a high position in his company.

  SectionB

  W: Well, I had a lot of tension while you’ve been studying hard on
your course in D.C。

  D) He lived in Seattle for many years.

  Directions:

  M: Oh?

  14. A) Teacher and student. C) Manager and office worker.

  Inthis section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each
passage, youwill hear some questions. Both the passages and the
questions will be spokenonly once. After you hear a question, you must
choose the best answer from thefour choices marked A), B), C) and D ).
Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single
linethrough the centre。

  W: Oh, don’t worry, all from a man over 50. Father has told all his
business friends the good news about the baby. And the phone hasn’t
stopped ringing。

  B) Doctor and patient. D) Travel agent and customer.

  PassageOne

  M: Oh, look, darling. There’s a taxi。

  15. A) She knows the guy who will give the lecture.

  In a study of older people with sisters andbrothers, psychologist
Debra Gold of the Duke Center for the study of aging andhuman
development found that about 20% said they were hostile or indifferent
toward their sisters and brothers. Reasons for this ranged from
inheritancedisputes to hostility between spouses. But, many of those who
had poorrelationships felt guilty. Although most people admitted to some
lingeringrivalry, it was rarely strong enough to end the relationship.
Only four out ofthe 54 people interviewed had completely broken with
their sisters and brothersand only one of the four felt comfortable with
the break. As sisters andbrothers advanced into old age, closeness
increases and rivalry diminishes,explains VC, a psychologist at Purdue
University. Most of the elderly people heinterviewed said they had
supportive and friendly dealings and got along wellor very well with
their sisters and brothers. Only 4% got along poorly. Goldfound that as
people age, they often become more involved with and interestedin their
sisters and brothers. 53% of those she interviewed said that contactwith
their sisters and brothers increase innate adulthood. With family
andcareer obligations reduced, many said that they had more time for
each other.Others said that they felted with time to heal wounds. A man
who had recentlyreconciled with his brother told Gold there’s something
that lets older people to put asidebad deeds of the past and focus a
little on what we need now, especially whenit’s sistersand brothers。

  W: Paul, tell me about the special project you mentioned on the
phone. You sounded very excited about it!

  B) She thinks the lecture might be informative.

  16. What does the study by Debra Gold find about older people?

  M: You know, I’ve learned a lot from the project. I’m surprised that
was still in business。

  C) She wants to add something to her lecture.

  17. What has probably caused closeness to increase among sisters and
brothersaccording to VC?

  W: That’s because we have a wonderful sales manager ——you!

  D) She’ll finish her report this weekend.

  18. What did the man who had recently reconciled with his brother
tell DebraGold about older people?

  M: Thanks. But that’s not the problem at all. Lisa, our little
company, and it is little compared to the giants in the city. Our little
company’s in danger. We are out of date.We need to expand. If we don’t,
we will be swallowed up by one of the giants。

  16. A) An art museum. C) A college campus.

  Passage two

  Questions 23-25 are based on the conversation you have just
heard。

  B) A beautiful park. D) An architectural exhibition.

  Monarch butterflies, the large origin blackinsects, are common
summer sights in northern United States and Canada. Theybrighten in
parks and gardens as they fly among the flowers. What makes
monarchbutterflies particularly interesting is they migrate, all the way
to Californiaor Mexico in back. They are thought to be the only insect
that does this. Everyyear in the late summer, monarch begin their
migration to the south, thoseheading for Mexico go first for the
Louisiana Mississippi region. And then theyfly to go across Mexico into
Texas. Once in Mexico, they establish themselvesin one of about 15 sizes
in the mountain forth. Each side provides the winterhome for millions of
monarchs. The butterflies are so numerous that they oftencover the
entire trees. When spring comes, they began their long journey north.The
question is often asked whether every butterfly makes the round
tripjourney every year. And the answer is no. The average monarch lives
about ninemonth. So when fly the north, they might lay eggs in Louisiana
and die. Theeggs of that following generation may be found in Kentucky,
the eggs of nextgeneration may be in the Kang Michigan. The last
generation of the season aboutthe forth may make the journey back in
Mexico and restart the cycle. Scientistslearn about the monarch
butterflies’ migration by capturing and placing theidentifying tags in
the insects. By recapturing the attempt of the monarch andnoting where
they came from, the next scientist can figure out things likebutterfly’s
age andits routing

  23. What do we learn about Lisa?

  17. A) The houses for sale are of poor quality.

  19. What is the unique about the monarch butterfly according to the
speaker?

  24. What do we learn about the man from the conversation?

  B) The houses are too expensive for the couple to buy.

  20. Where does the butterfly settle at the end of the migration?

  25. What does the man say about his company?

  C) The housing developers provide free trips for potential buyers.

  21. What does the speaker say about the monarch butterflies’
reproduction?

  Section C

  D) The man is unwilling to take a look at the houses for sale.

  22. What is the talk mainly about?

  Passage 1

  18. A) Talking about sports. C) Reading newspapers.

  Passage three

  Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just
heard。

  B) Writing up local news. D) Putting up advertisements.

  People nowadays seem to have the sense thattheir time has become
more limited. Compared with early generations we spendmore and more time
working and have less and less free time to engage inleisure pursues.
But this premise turns out to be an illusion. the mostcomprehensive data
from major Time Use Service suggests, if anything, Americanstoday have
more free time than the early generations. The number of hours wework
has not changed much, but we spend less time now on home tasks. So we
havea great amount of time for leisure than in decades past. so why do
we feel liketime so scare. One problem is that time becomes more
valuable and time becomesmore worth money. we feel like we have less of
it. workers who bill or get paidby the hour, think employer and
fast-food workers, report focusing more onpursuing more money than those
who get paid by salary and the fact has beenfast. In one experiment,
people were told to play the role of consultant andbill their time by
either nine dollars an hour or ninety dollars an hour. Whenpeople billed
their time by ninety dollars an hour they report feeling far morepriced
for time. Thinking about our time as money, changes are our behavior
aswell. in one study, people who were instructed to think about money
beforeentering a cafe spent less times chatting with the other patrons
and more timeworking. Those who are thinking their time did reverse
spending time socializinginstead of working。

  Farmington, Utah, is a more pleasant community since a local girls’
4-H club improved Main Street. Six 4-H girls worked to clean the 72 foot
curbside that was covered with weeds, rocks and trash. Each member
volunteered to clean up and to dig in plot, five flats of flowers. They
also took terms in watering, weeding and maintaining the plot.
Participation in this project helped the girls developed a new attitude
towards their parents of their own homes; they’ve learned how to work
with tools, and improve their work habits. One mother said that before
her daughter was involved in this project, she would not even pour a
weed. The experience on Main Street stimulated self-improvement, and
encouraged members to take pride in their home grounds and the total
community. City officials cooperated with the 4-H members in planting
trees, building cooking facilities, pick-me tables, swings and public
rest rooms. The 4-H girls planted trees and took care of them during the
early stages of growth. The total park project needed more plantings in
the following years. Members of the 4-H club agreed to follow the
project through to completion, because they receive satisfaction from
the results of constructive work. The project is a growing one and is
spread from the park to the school and the shopping center. Trees and
flowers have all been planted in the shopping center, making the
atmosphere pleasant。

  Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  23. What does the speaker say now people feel about time?

  Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just
heard。

  19. A) The benefits of strong business competition.

  24. What do the data from time use service show?

  26. What do we learn about Main Street in Farmington?

  B) A proposal to lower the cost of production.

  25. What happen when we think our time about our as money?

  27. What do the 4-H club members do about the curbside?

  C) Complaints about the expense of modernization.

  Section C

  28. What have the 4-H girls learned from the project?

  D) Suggestions concerning new business strategies.

  Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three
times.When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen
carefully forits general idea. When the passage is read for the second
time, you arerequired to fill in the blanks with the exact words you
have just heard.Finally, when the passage is read for the third time,
you should check what youhave written。

  29. Why do the 4-H girls agree to follow the park project through to
complete。

  20. A) It cost much more than its worth.

  The first copy right law in the United Stateswas passed by congress
in 1790. In 1976, congress enacted the latest copy rightlaw, taking into
consideration the technological developments that had occurredsince the
passage of the copy right act of 1909. For example, in 1909 anyonewho
wanted to make a single copy of a literary work for personal use had to
doso by hand. The very process imposed a limitation on the quantity of
materials copied.Today, a photo copier can do the work in seconds. The
limitation hasdisappeared. The 1909 Law did not provide full protection
for films and soundrecordings nor did it anticipate the need to protect
radio and television. As aresult, violations of the law and abuses of
the intent of the law have lessenedthe financial rewards of authors,
artists and producers. The 1976 copy rightact has not prevented these
abuses fully, but it has clarified the legal rightsof the injured
parties and given them an avenue for remedy. Since 1976 the acthas been
amended to include computer software and guidelines have been adoptedfor
fair use of television broadcasts. These changes have cleared up much
ofthe confusion and conflict that followed in the wake of 1976
legislation. Thefine points of the law are decided by the courts and by
acceptable commonpractice overtime. As these decisions and agreements
are made, we modify ourbehavior accordingly. For now, we need to
interpret the law and its guidelinesas accurately as we can and to act
in a fair manner。

  Question 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard。

  B) It should be brought up-to-date.

 

  Passage 2

  C) It calls for immediate repairs.

  According to a survey on reading conducted in 2001 by the U.S.
National Education Association (NEA), young Americans say reading is
important, more important than computers and science. Over 50% of the 12
to 18 years old interviewed say they enjoy reading a lot. 79% find it
stimulating and interesting. And 87% think it is relaxing. About 68% of
those surveyed disagreed with the opinion that reading is boring or
old-fashioned。

  D) It can still be used for a long time.

  Over half teenagers interviewed said they read more than ten books a
year. The results also show that middle school students read more books
than high schoolers. Over 66% of teens like to read fiction, such as
novels and stories. Over 26% are interested in non-fiction, such history
books.64% of students listed reading stories about people my own age.
That’s a favorite topic. Mysteries and detective stories came second on
the list at 53%. Just under 50% said they were interested in reading
about their own culture in tradition. Of the teenagers who participated
in the survey, 49% said that libraries are where they get most of their
books. However, many complain that their school libraries do not have
enough up-to-date interesting books and magazines. Even though many
teenagers in the US enjoy reading, they still have other interests. When
asked which activity would be the most difficult to give up for a week,
48% said listening to music. TV would be difficult to give up for 25% of
those surveyed。

  21. A) The personnel manager should be fired for inefficiency.

  Question 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard。

  B) A few engineers should be employed to modernize the factory.

  30. What does the survey on teenager reading show?

  C) The entire staff should be retrained.

  31. What books are most popular among teenagers according to the
survey?

  D) Better-educated employees should be promoted.

  32. What activity do teenagers find the most difficult to give up
for a week?

  22. A) Their competitors have long been advertising on TV.

  Questions 33-35 are based on the passage you have just heard。

  B) TV commercials are less expensive.

  Passage 3

  C) Advertising in newspapers alone is not sufficient.

  Thank you for coming, everyone. Today’s presentation will show how
we see the development of the motor car in the short to medium term, and
that is why we have invited all of you here today. Let’s start with
power. It’s clear that petrol-driven engines have no future. Already
there are many alternative fuel vehicles on the market, powered by
anything from solar power to natural gas. Some independent thinkers have
even produced cars that run on vegetable oil. But as we all know, of all
these alternative fuel vehicles, the most practical are electric
vehicles. Sure, in the past electric vehicles have their problems,
namely, a limited driving range, and very few recharging points, which
limited their use. Now, however, recent developments in electric vehicle
technology mean they can match conventional petrol engines in terms of
performance and safety. Let’s not forget that electric vehicles are
cleaner. Plus, importantly, the power source is rechargeable, so this
does not involve using any valuable resources. Moving on to
communications, very soon, cars will be linked to GPS satellites, so
they’ll do all the driving for you. What controls remain for the users
will be audio-based, so, for example, you’ll just have to say “a bit
warmer”, and the air conditioning will adjust automatically. You’ll
also be able to receive email, music and movies, all via an internet
link. So just type in the destination you want, sit back, sleep, watch
your movie, whatever。

  D) TV commercials attract more investments.

  Questions 33-35 are based on the passage you have just heard。

  Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  33. What is the presentation mainly about?

  23. A) Searching for reference material.

  34. What used to restrict the use of electric vehicles?

  B) Watching a film of the 1930s’.

  35. What does the speaker say about electric vehicles of today?

  C) Writing a course book.

  D) Looking for a job in a movie studio.

  24. A) It’s too broad to cope with. C) It’s controversial.

  B) It’s a bit outdated. D) It’s of little practical value.

  25. A) At the end of the online catalogue.

  B) At the Reference Desk.

  C) In The New York Times.

  D) In the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature.

  Section B

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the
end of each passage,

  you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions
will be spoken

  only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best
answer from the

  four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding
letter on

  Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center.

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

  Passage One

  Questions 26 to 28 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  26. A) Synthetic fuel. C) Alcohol.

  B) Solar energy. D) Electricity.

  27. A) Air traffic conditions. C) Road conditions.

  B) Traffic jams on highways. D) New traffic rules.

  28. A) Go through a health check. C) Arrive early for boarding.

  B) Take little luggage with them. D) Undergo security checks.

  Passage Two

  Questions 29 to 31 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  29. A) Beauty. C) Luck.

  B) Loyalty. D) Durability.

  30. A) He wanted to follow the tradition of his country.

  B) He believed that it symbolized an everlasting marriage.

  C) It was through that a blood vessel in that finger led directly to
the heart.

  D) It was supposed that the diamond on that finger would bring good
luck.

  31. A) The two people can learn about each other’s likes and
dislikes.

  B) The two people can have time to decide if they are a good match.

  C) The two people can have time to shop for their new home.

  D) The two people can earn enough money for their wedding.

  Passage Three

  Questions 32 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  32. A) Because there are no signs to direct them.

  B) Because no tour guides are available.

  C) Because all the buildings in the city look alike.

  D) Because the university is everywhere in the city.

  33. A) They set their own exams.

  B) They select their own students.

  C) They award their own degrees.

  D) They organize their own laboratory work.

  34. A) Most of them have a long history.

  B) Many of them are specialized libraries.

  C) They house more books than any other university library.

  D) They each have a copy of every book published in Britain.

  35. A) Very few of them are engaged in research.

  B) They were not awarded degree until 1948.

  C) They have outnumbered male students.

  D) They were not treated equally until 1881.

  Section C

  Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.
When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully
for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you
are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact
words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 t0 46 you are
required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks ,you can
either use the exact words you hove just heard or write down the main
points in your own words . Finally, when the passage is read for the
third time ,you should check what you have written.

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  Part IV Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth)(25 minutes)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section ,there is a passage with ten blanks .You
are required to select one word for each blank from a list of ch0ices
given in a word bank following the passage .Read the passage through
carefully before making your choices .Each choice in bank is identified
by a letter .Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on
Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center .You may not use
any of the words in the bank more than once.

  Questions 47 to 56 are based on the following passage.

  When Roberto Feliz came to the USA from the Dominican Republic, he
knew only a few words of English .Education soon became a 47. “I
couldn’t understand anything,” he said. He 48 from his teachers, came
home in tears , and thought about dropping out.

  Then Mrs. Malave , a bilingual educator, began to work with him
while teaching him math and science in his 49 Spanish.“She helped me
stay smart while teaching me English ,”he said .Given the chance to
demonstrate his ability, he 50 confidence and began to succeed in
school.

  Today, he is a 51 doctor, runs his own clinic ,and works with
several hospitals .Every day ,he uses the language and academic skills
he 52 through bilingual education to treat his patients.

  Roberto’s story is just one of 53 success stories. Research has
shown that bilingual education is the most 54 way both to teach children
English and ensure that they succeed academically. In Arizona and Texas,
bilingual students 55 outperform their peers in monolingual programs.
Calexico, Calif. , implemented bilingual education, and now has dropout
rates that are less than half the state average and college 56 rates of
more than 90%.In E1 Paso ,bilingual education programs have helped raise
student scores from the lowest in Texas to among the highest in the
nation.

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

  A) wonder I)hid

  B) acquired J)prominent

  C) consistently K)decent

  D) regained L)countless

  E) nightmare M)recalled

  F) native N)breakthrough

  G) acceptance O)automatically

  H) effective

  Section B

  Directions :There are 2passages in this section .Each passage is
followed by some questions or unfinished statement. For each of them
there are four choices marked A),B),C),D). You should decide on the best
choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single
line through the center.

  Passage One

  Question 57 to 61 are based on the following passage.

  “Tear ’em apart!” “Kill the fool!” “Murder the referee(裁判) !”

  These are common remarks one may hear at various sporting events. At
the time they are made ,they may seem innocent enough. But let’s not kid
ourselves .They have been known to influence behavior in such a way as
to lead to real bloodshed. Volumes have been written about the way word
affect us. It has been shown that words having certain connotations
(含义) may cause us to react in ways quite foreign to what we consider
to be our usual humanistic behavior. I see the term “opponent” as one of
those words .Perhaps the time has come to delete it from sports terms.

  The dictionary meaning of the term “opponent” is “adversary”;
“enemy” “one who opposes your interests. ”Thus, when a player meets an
opponent ,he or she may tend to every action no matter how gross ,may be
considered justifiable. I recall an incident in a handball game when a
referee refused a player’s request for a time out for a glove change
because he did not consider them wet enough .The player proceeded to rub
his gloves across his wet T-shirt and then exclaimed, “Are they wet
enough now?”

  In the heat of battle, players have been observed to throw
themselves across the court without considering the consequences the
such a move might have on anyone in their way. I have also witnessed a
player reacting to his opponent’s intentional and illegal blocking by
deliberately hitting him with the ball as hard as he could during the
course of play. Off the court, they are good friends. Does that make any
sense? It certainly gives proof of a court attitude which departs from
normal behavior.

  Therefore, I believe it is time we elevated (提升) the game to the
level where it belongs, thereby setting an example to the rest of the
sporting world. Replacing the term “opponent” with “associate” could be
an ideal way to start.

  The dictionary meaning of the term “associate” is “colleague”
;“friend” ;“companion.” Reflect a moment! You may soon see and possibly
feel the difference in your reaction to the term “associate” rather than
“opponent”.

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  57. Which of the following statements best expresses the author’s
view?

  A) The words people use can influence their behavior.

  B) Unpleasant words in sports are often used by foreign athletes.

  C) Aggressive behavior in sports can have serious consequences.

  D) Unfair judgments by referees will lead to violence on the sports
field.

  58. Harsh words are spoken during games because the
players_______.

  A) are too eager to win

  B) treat their rivals as enemies

  C) are usually short-tempered and easily offended

  D) cannot afford to be polite in fierce competitions

  59. What did the handball player do when he was not allowed a time
out to change his gloves?

  A) He angrily hit the referee with a ball.

  B) He refused to continue the game.

  C) He claimed that referee was unfair.

  D) He wet his gloves by rubbing them across his T-shirt.

  60. According to the passage, players in a game may______.

  A) kick the ball across the court with force

  B) lie down on the ground as an act of protest

  C) deliberately throw the ball at anyone illegally blocking their
way

  D) keep on screaming and shouting throughout the game

  61. The author hopes to have the current situation un sports
improved by ________.

  A) regulating the relationship between players and referees

  B) calling on players to use clean language in the court

  C) raising the referee’s sense of responsibility

  D) changing the attitude of players on the sports field

  Passage Two

  Questions 62 to 66 are based in the following passage.

  Is there enough oil beneath the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
(保护区) (ANWR) to help secure America’s energy future? President Bush
certainly thinks so. He has argued that tapping ANWR’ s oil would help
ease California’s electricity crisis and provide a major boost to the
country’s energy independence. But no one knows for sure how much crude
oil lies buried beneath the frozen earth, with the last government
survey, conducted in1998, projecting output anywhere from 3 billion to
16 billion barrels.

  The oil industry goes with the high end of the range, which could
equal as much as 10% of U.S. consumption for as long as six years. By
pumping more than 1 million barrels a day from the reserve for the next
two to three decades, lobbyists claim, the nation could cut back on
imports equivalent to all shipments to the U.S. from Saudi Arabia.
Sounds good. An oil boom would also mean a multibillion-dollar windfall
(意外之财) in tax revenues, royalties (开采权使用费) and leasing fees
for Alaska and the Federal Government. Best of all, advocates of
drilling say, damage to the environment Would be insignificant. “We’ve
never had a documented case of an oil rig chasing deer out onto the pack
ice,” say Alaska State Representative Scott Ogan.

  Not so fast, say environmentalists. Sticking to the low end of
government estimates the National Resources Defends Council says there
may be no more than 3.2 billion barrels of economically recoverable oil
in the coastal plain of ANWR, a drop in the bucket that would do
virtually nothing to ease America’s energy problems. And consumers would
wait up to a decade to gain any benefits, because drilling could begin
only after mush bargaining over leases, environmental permits and
regulatory review.As for ANWR’s impact on the California power crisis,
environmentalists point out that oil is responsible for only 1% of the
Golden State’s electricity output —and just 3% of the nation’s. 

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡上作答。

  62. What does President Bush think of tapping oil in ANWR?

  A) It will increase America’s energy consumption.

  B) It will exhaust the nation’s oil reserves.

  C) It will help reduce the nation’s oil imports.

  D) It will help secure the future of ANWR.

  63. We learn from the second paragraph that the American oil
industry _________.

  A) shows little interest tapping oil in ANWR

  B) expect to stop oil imports from Saudi Arabia

  C) tend to exaggerate America’s reliance on foreign oil

  D) believes that drilling for ANWR will produce high yields

  64. Those against oil drilling ANWR argue that ________.

  A) it will drain the oil reserves in the Alaskan region

  B) it can do little to solve U.S. energy problem

  C) it can cause serious damage to the environment

  D) it will not have much commercial value

  65. What do the environmentalists mean by saying “Not so fast”
(Line1, Psra.3)?

  A) Don’t be too optimistic.

  B) Don’t expect fast returns.

  C) The oil drilling should be delayed.

  D) Oil exploitation takes a long time.

  .66. It can be learned from the passage that oil exploitation
beneath ANWR’s frozen earth

  ________.

  A) involves a lot of technological problems

  B) remains a controversial issue

  C) is expected to get under way soon

  D)will enable the U.S. to be oil independent

  Part V Cloze(15 minutes)

  Directions :There are 20 blanks in the following passage .For each
blank there are four choices marked A),B),C) and D) on the right side of
the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage.
Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line
through the center.

  注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

  Wise buying is a positive way in which you can make your money go
further. The 67 you go about purchasing an article or a service can
actually 68 you money or can add 69 the cost.

  Take the 70 example of a hairdryer. If you are buying a hairdryer
,you might 71 that you are making the 72 buy if you choose one 73 look
you like and which is also the cheapest 74 price. But when you get it
home you may find that it 75 twice as long as a more expensive 76 to dry
your hair .The cost of the electricity plus the cost of your time could
well 77 your hairdryer the most expensive one of all.

  So what principles should you 78 when you go out shopping?

  If you 79 your home ,your car or any valuable 80 in excellent
condition, you’ll be saving money in the long 81.

  Before you buy a new 82, talk to someone who owns one .If you can,
use it or borrow it to check it suits your particular 83.

  Before you buy an expensive 84, or a service, do check the price and
85 is on offer. If possible, choose 86 three items or three estimates.

  67.A)form C)way

  B)fashion D)method

  68.A)save C)raise

  B)preserve D)retain

  69.A)up C)in

  B)to D)on

  70.A)easy C)simple

  B)single D)similar

  71.A)convince C)examine

  B)accept D)think

  72.A)proper C)reasonable

  B)best D)most

  73.A)its C)whose

  B)which D)what

  74.A)for C)in

  B)with D)on

  75.A)spends C)lasts

  B)takes D)consumes

  76.A)mode C)sample

  B)copy D)model

  77.A)cause C)leave

  B)make D)bring

  78.A)adopt C)stick

  B)lay D)adapt

  79.A)reserve C)store

  B)decorate D)keep

  80.A)products C)material

  B)possession D)ownership

  81.A)run C)period

  B)interval D)time

  82.A)appliance C)utility

  B)machinery D)facility

  83.A)function C)target

  B)purpose D)task

  84.A)component C)item

  B)element D)particle

  85.A)what C)that

  B)which D)this

  86.A)of C)by

  B)in D)from

  Part VI Translation (5 minutes)

  Directions: Complete the sentences on Answer Sheet 2 by translating
into English the Chinese given in brackets.

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  大学英语四级考试试点考试样卷(听力文字稿)

  Tape Script of Listening Comprehension

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and
2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more
questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will
be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A),
B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the
centre.

  11. W: Simon, could you return the tools I lent you for building the
bookshelf last month?

  M: Uh, well, I hate to tell you this… but I can’t seem to find them.

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  12. W: I’m going to Martha’s house. I have a paper to complete, and
I need to use her computer.

  M:Why don’t you buy one yourself? Think how much time you could
save.

  Q: What does the man suggest the woman.do?

  13. W: Bob said that Seattle is a great place for conferences.

  M: He’s certainly in a position to make that comment. He’s been
there so often.

  Q: What does the man say about Bob?

  14. W: Mr. Watson, I wonder whether it’s possible for me to take a
vacation early next month.

  M: Did you fill out a request form?

  Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?

  15. M: Do you want to go to the lecture this weekend? I hear the guy
who’s going to deliver the lecture spent a year living in the rain
forest.

  W: Great! I’m doing a report on the rain forest. Maybe I can get
some new information to add to it.

  Q: What does the woman mean?

  16. W: Wow! I do like this campus: all the big trees, the green
lawns, and the old buildings with tall columns. It’s really beautiful.

  M: It sure is. The architecture of these buildings is in the Greek
style. It was popular in the eighteenth century here.

  Q: What are the speakers talking about?

  17. M: This article is nothing but advertising for housing
developers. I don’t think the houses for sale are half that good.

  W: Come on, David. Why so negative? We’re thinking of buying a home,
aren’t we? Just a trip to look at the place won’t cost us much.

  Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?

  18. M: Would you pass me the sports section, please?

  W: Sure, if you give me the classified ads local news section.

  Q: What are the speakers doing?

  Now you’ll hear two long conversations.

  Conversation One

  W: Hello, Gary. How’re you?

  M: Fine! And yourself?

  W: Can’t complain. Did you have time to look at my proposal?

  M: No, not really. Can we go over it now?

  W: Sure. I’ve been trying to come up with some new production and
advertising strategies. First of all, if we want to stay competitive, we
need to modernize our factory. New equipment should’ve been installed
long ago.

  M: How much will that cost?

  W: We have several options ranging from one hundred thousand dollars
all the way up to half a million.

  M: OK. We’ll have to discuss these costs with finance.

  W: We should also consider human resources. I’ve been talking to
personnel as well as our staff at the factory.

  M: And what’s the picture?

  W: We’ll probably have to hire a couple of engineers to help us
modernize the factory.

  M: What about advertising?

  W: Marketing has some interesting ideas for television commercials.

  M: TV? Isn’t that a bit too expensive for us? What’s wrong with
advertising in the papers, as usual?

  W: Quite frankly, it’s just not enough anymore. We need to be more
aggressive in order to keep ahead of our competitors.

  M: Will we be able to afford all this?

  W: I’ll look into it , but I think higher costs will be justified.
These investments will result in higher profits for our company.

  M: We’ll have to look at the figures more closely. Have finance draw
up a budget for these investments.

  W: All right. I’ll see to it.

  Questions 19 to 20 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  19.What are the two speakers talking about?

  20.What does the woman say about the equipment of their factory?

  21.What does the woman suggest about human resources?

  22. Why does the woman suggest advertising on TV?

  Conversation Two

  W: Sir, you’ve been using the online catalogue for quite a while ,
Is there anything I can do to help you?

  M: Well, I’ve got to write a paper about Hollywood in the 30s and
40s, and I’m really struggling. There are hundreds of books, and I just
don’t know where to begin.

  W:Your topic sounds pretty big. Why don’t you narrow it down to
something like…uh… the history of the studios during that time?

  M: You know, I was thinking about doing that, but more that 30 books
came up when I typed in “movie studios.”

  W: You could cut that down even further by listing the specific
years you want . Try adding “1930s” or “1940s” or maybe “Golden Age.”

  M: “Golden Age” is a good idea. Let me type that in … Hey, look,
just 6 books this time. That’s a lot better.

  W: Oh… another thin you might consider… have you tried looking for
any magaxine or newspaper articles?

  M: No, I’ve only been searching for books.

  W: Well, you can look up magazine articles in the Reader’s Guide to
Periodical Literature. And we do have the Los Angeles.Times available
over there. You might go through their indexes to see if there’s
anything you want.

  M: Okay, I think I’ll get started with these books and then I’ll go
over the magazines.

  W: If you need any help, I’ll be over at the Reference Desk.

  M: Great, thanks a lot.

  Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just
heard.

  23. What is the man doing?

  24. What does the librarian think of the topic the man is working on
?

  25. Where can the man find the relevant magazine articles?

  Section B

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the
end of EACH PASSAGE, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and
the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you
must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B*, C) and
D), Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single
line through the centre.

  Passage One

  In the next few decades people are going to travel very differently
from the way they do today. Everyone is going to drive electrically
powered cars. So in a few years people won’t worry about running out of
gas.

  Some of the large automobile companies are really moving ahead with
this new technology. F & C Motors, a major auto company, for example, is
holding a press conference next week. At the press conference the
company will present its new, electronically operated models.

  Transportation in the future won’t be limited to the ground. Many
people predict that traffic will quickly move to the sky. In the coming
years, instead of radio reports about road conditions and highway
traffic, news reports will talk about traffic jams in the sky.

  But the sky isn’t the limit. In the future, you’ll probably even be
able to take a trip to the moon, Instead of listening to regular
airplane announcements, you’ll hear someone say, “The spacecraft to the
moon leaves in ten minutes. Please check your equipment. And remember,
no more than ten ounces of carry-on baggage are allowed.”

  Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  26. What will be used to power cars in the next few decades?

  27. What will future news reports focus on when talking about
transportation?

  28. What is the special requirement for passengers traveling to the
moon?

  Passage Two

  The period of engagement is the time between the marriage proposal
and the wedding ceremony. Two people agree to marry when they decide to
spend their lives together.

  The man usually gives the woman a diamond engagement ring? That
tradition is said to have started when an Austrian man gave a diamond
ring to the woman he wanted to marry. The diamond represented beauty. He
placed it on the third finger of her left hand. He chose that finger
because it was thought that a blood vessel in that finger went directly
to the heart. Today, we know that this is not true. Yet the tradition
continues.

  Americans generally are engaged for a period of about one year if
they are planning a wedding ceremony and party. During the time, friends
of the bride may hold a party at which women friends and family members
give the bride gifts that she will need as a wife. These could include
cooking equipment or new clothing.

  Friends of the man who is getting married may have a bachelor party
for him. This usually takes place the night before the wedding. Only men
are invited to the bachelor party.

  During the marriage ceremony, the bride and her would-be husband
usually exchange gold rings that represent the idea that their union
will continue forever. The wife often wears both the wedding ring and
engagement ring on the same finger. The husband wears hi ring on the
third finger of his left hand.

  Many people say the purpose of the engagement period is to permit
enough time to plan the wedding .But the main purpose is to let enough
time pass so the two people are sure they want to marry each other.
Either person may decide to break the engagement. If this happens, the
woman usually returns the ring to the man; they also return any wedding
gifts they have received.

  Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  29. What was the diamond ring said to represent?

  30. Why did the Austrian man place the diamond ring on the third
finger of the left hand of his would-be wife?

  31. What is the chief advantage of having the engagement period?

  Passage Three

  “Where is the university?” is a question many visitors to Cambridge
ask, but no one could point them in any one direction because there is
no campus. The university consists of thirty-one self-governing
colleges. It has lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, museums and
offices throughout the city.

  Individual colleges choose their own students, who have to meet the
minimum entrance requirements set by the university. Undergraduates
usually live and study in their colleges, where they are taught in very
small groups. Lectures, and laboratory and practical work are organized
by the university and held in university buildings.

  The university has a huge number of buildings for teaching and
research. It has more than sixty specialist subject libraries, as well
as the University Library, which, as a copyright library, is entitled to
a copy of every book published in Britain.

  Examinations are set and degrees are awarded by the university. It
allowed women to take the university exams in 1881, but it was not until
1948 that they ,were a warded degrees.

  Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  32. Why is it difficult for visitors to locate Cambridge University?

  33. What does the passge tell us about the colleges of Cambridge
University?

  34. What can be learned from the passage about the libraries in
Cambridge University?

  35. What does the passage say about women students in Cambridge
University?

  Section C

  Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three . when
the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for
its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are
required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact
words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are
required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can
either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main
points in your own words. Finally ,when the passage is read for the
third time, you should check what you have written.

  Russia is the largest economic power that is not a member of the
World Trade Organization. But that may change. Last Friday, the European
Union said it would support Russia’s (36) effort to become a W.T.O.
member.

  Representatives of the European Union met with Russian(37) officials
in Moscow. They signed a trade agreement that took six years to (38)
negotiate.

  Russia called the trade agreement (39) balanced. It agreed to slowly
increase fuel prices within the country. It also agreed to permit (40)
competition.in its communications industry and to remove some barriers
to trade.

  In (41) exchange for European support to join the W.T.O>, Russian
President Putin said that Russia would speed up the (42) process to
approve the Kyoto Protocol, an international (43) environmental
agreement to reduce the production of harmful industrial gases. (44)
These “greenhouse gases” trap heat in the atmosphere and are blamed for
changing the world’s climate.

  Russia had signed the Kyoto Protocol, but has not yet approved it.
The agreement takes effect when it has been approved by nations that
produce at least 55 percent of the world’s greenhouse gases. (45)But
currently, nations producing only 44 percent have approved the Protocol.
Russia produces about 17 percent of the world’s green-house gases.. The
United States, the world’s biggest producer, withdrew from the Kyoto
Protocol after President Bush took office in 2001. So, Russia’s approval
is required to put the Kyoto Protocol into effect.

  (46) To join the W.T.O., a country must reach trade agreements with
major trading countries that are also W.T.O. members. Russia must still
reach agreements with China, Japan, South Korea and the United
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  Key

  Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)

  1. Y 2.Y 3.N 4.N 5.Y 6.N 7.NG

  8.municipalities and construction companies

  9.$10 to $40

  10. drop-off stations

  Part III Listening Comprehension

  Section A

  11.D 12.B 13.A 14.C 15.B

  16.C 17.D 18.C 19.D 20.B

  21.B 22.C 23.A 24.A 25.D

  Section B

  26.D 27.A 28.B 29.A 30.C

  31.B 32.D 33.B 34.B 35.B

  Section C

  36.effort 37.officials 38.negotiate 39. balanced

  40. competition 41. exchange 42. process 43. environmental

  44. These “greenhouse gases” trap heat in the atmosphere and are
blamed for changing the world’s climate.

  45. But currently, nations producing only 44 percent have approved
the Protocol. Russia produces about 17 percent of the world’s greenhouse
gases.

  46. To join the W.T.O., a country must reach trade agreements with
major trading countries that are also W.T.O. members.

  Part I V Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth)

  Section A

  47. E 48. I 49. F 50. D 51. J

  52. B 53.L 54. H 55. C 56. G

  Section B

  57. A 58. B 59. D 60. C 61. D

  62. C 63. D 64. B 65. A 66. B

  Part V Cloze

  67.C 68. A 69. B 70. C 71. D

  72. B 73. C 74. C 75. B 76. D

  77. B 78. A 79. D 80. B 81. A

  82.A 83. B 84. C 85. A 86. D

  Part VI Translation

  87. whether ( it is ) heated or not

  88. did he charge me too much / did he overcharge me

  89. compared with mine / in comparison with min

  90. half as much (money)

  91. to attribute their children’s success to