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高等学校英语应用能力考试B级(20006月)实考试卷

 

 

Part I

Listening Comprehension

(15 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your listening ability. It consists of 3 sections.

Section A

Directions: This section is to test your ability to give proper answers to questions. There are 5 recorded questions in it. After each question, there is a pause. The questions will be spoken two times. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

Example: You will hear:

               You will read:       A) I’m not sure.

               B) You’re right.

               C) Yes, certainly.

               D) That’s interesting.

               From the question we learn that the speaker is asking the listener to leave a message. Therefore, C) Yes, certainly is the correct answer. You should mark C) on the Answer Sheet. Now the test will begin.

1.   A) Yes, I did.                                             C) It was a waste of time.

      B) No, I didn’t.                                          D) It lasts two hours.

2.   A) It’s over there.                                       C) It’s too late.

      B) It’s 9:30.                                               D) It sounds good.

3.   A) No, that’s not good.                               C) It doesn’t matter.

      B) Yes, it is.                                               D) So do I.

4.   A) Yes, I look pale.                                     C) Nor am I.

      B) I’ve got a headache.                               D) Don’t mention it.

5.   A) I’m looking for a gift for my wife.           C) I’d rather not.

      B) You can do it right now.                         D) Thank you very much.

Section B

Directions: This section is to test your ability to understand short dialogues. There are 5 recorded dialogues in it. After each dialogue, there is a recorded question. The dialogues and questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, you should decide on the correct answer from the 4 choices marked A), B), C) and D) given in your test paper. Then you should mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

6.   A) She didn’t know the time.                       C) She didn’t catch the bus.

      B) She forgot her class.                               D) The bus was late.

7.   A) 9:00.                                                     C) 8:45.

      B) 9:50.                                                     D) 8:15.

8.   A) In a store.                                             C) In the hospital.

      B) On a plane.                                            D) At the theatre.

9.   A) Vegetables.                                            C) Fruit.

      B) Clothes.                                                 D) Books.

10. A) Jason Daniel isn’t home right now.

      B) Jason Daniel doesn’t want to answer the phone.

      C) The man can call back later.

      D) The man got the wrong number.

Section C

Directions: In this section you will hear a recorded short passage. The passage is printed in the test paper, but with some words or phrases missing. The passage will be read three times. During the second reading, you are required to put the words or phrases that you hear on the Answer Sheet in order of the numbered blanks. The third reading is for you to check your writing. Now the passage will begin.

Since World War Two, especially in the last few decades of the 20th century, large groups of foreigners have come and settled in the United States. The        11  

is that many Americans speak a foreign language at home. Today, one in seven Americans speak a language     12                   English. Spanish is the leading foreign language spoken by 17 million Americans. All together, 31.8 million Americans speak 329 foreign languages in the     13    . That means there is an increase of 34 percent in foreign language usage since 1980. Asian languages are used by 14 percent of foreign language speakers. That     14     the new wave of immigrants from Asian countries     15     India, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. However, fewer European languages are heard in American families than before.

11.           _________________________

12.           _________________________

13.           _________________________

14.           _________________________

15.           _________________________

 

Part II

Structure

(15 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your ability to construct grammatically correct sentences. It consists of 2 sections.

Section A

Directions: There are 10 incomplete statements here, each with a blank. 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 centre.

16. One of my foreign friends is looking forward to ________ my country.

      A) visit                                                      C) having visited

      B) visiting                                                  D) be visiting

17. It is thought to be a wise way to have some money ________ for old age.

      A) put aside                                               C) given in

      B) taken off                                               D) set out

18. Not until I began to work ________ how much time I had wasted.

      A) have I realized                                        C) did I realize

      B) I have realized                                        D) I realized

19. The ship took machines and other goods back to the port ________ it had set off.

      A) from which                                           C) which

      B) to which                                                D) in which

20. The new general manager is trying to find ________ to the company’s financial problem.

      A) a reaction                                              C) a solution

      B) a reply                                                   D) an answer

21. The new evening dress ________ her as much as 400 dollars.

      A) paid                                                      C) spent

      B) took                                                      D) cost

22. The chair looks rather hard but actually it is very comfortable to sit ________.

      A) at  C) over

      B) on  D) under

23. This is one of the longest bridges that ________ on this river.

      A) is ever built                                            C) was ever built

      B) has ever been built                                  D) has ever built

24. He suddenly left for Paris yesterday, ________ was more than we had expected.

      A) that                                                       C) which

      B) what                                                     D) this   

25. You should take care that you have not ________ any detail in the design.

      A) disappeared                                           C) delivered

      B) thrown                                                  D) neglected

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. I didn’t see your boss at the meeting. If he (come) ________, I would have told him the news.

27. We have been informed that the (equip) ________ will be arriving here in ten days.

28. It is advised that we (sign) ________ an agreement right after the discussion.

29. I sincerely thank you for your (invite) ________ to the Industrial Exhibition.     

30. That was the most (attract) ________ program they could think of.

31. I was (please) ________ to have received your letter dated May 20th last month.

32. He rushed (danger) ________ across the busy street to catch the bus.      

33. I am sorry to learn that you have made no (improve) ________ on the design at all.

34. I’m afraid you have been speaking too fast to make yourself (understand) ________.

35. The machine does not seem to work properly. I think it needs (repair) ________.

 

Part III

Reading Comprehension

(40 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your reading ability. There are 5 tasks for you to fulfil. You should read the reading materials carefully and do the tasks as you are instructed.

Task 1

Directions: After reading the following passage, you will find 5 questions or unfinished statements, numbered 36 through 40. For each question or statement there are 4 choices marked A), B), C), or D). You should make the correct choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

The sense of sound is one of our most important means of knowing what is going on around us. Sound has a wasted product, too, in the form of noise. Noise has been called unwanted sound. Noise is growing and it may get much worse before it gets any better.

Scientists, for several years, have been studying how noise affects people and animals. They are surprised by what they have learned. Peace and quiet are becoming harder to find. Noise pollution is a threat that should be looked at carefully.

There is a saying about it being so noisy that you can’t hear yourself think. Doctors who study noise believe that we must sometimes hear ourselves think. If we don’t we may have headaches, other aches and pains, or even worse mental problems.

Noise adds more tension (紧张) to a society that already faces enough stress.

But noise is not a new problem. In ancient Rome, people complained so much about noise that the government stopped chariots (四轮马车) from moving through the streets at night!

Ways of making less noise are now being tested. There are even laws controlling noise. We cannot return to the “good old days” of peace and quiet. But we can reduce noise—if we shout loudly enough about it.

36. Why are scientists surprised by the findings in their noise study?

      A) Because the world is becoming more and more noisy.

      B) Because they have learned that noise is also a kind of pollution.

      C) Because noise is an unwanted waste for human beings.

      D) Because people knew little about the danger of noise before.

37. What may be the result if we cannot hear ourselves think?

      A) We may forget what we have thought about.

      B) Our thoughts may be interfered.

      C) Our mind may be harmed.

      D) We may have difficulty using the right words.

38. When the writer says we cannot return to the good old days, he means that __________.

      A) our society is becoming much worse than before

      B) in our modern society it is hard to lead a quiet life

      C) the old days were much happier than the present time

      D) it is impossible for us to deal with noise as we did before

 

39. From the last sentence of the passage we can learn that __________.

      A) we can put noise under control if our measures are effective

      B) sometimes we have to shout loudly so that others can hear us

      C) shouting is a chief cause of noise pollution

      D) it is important to warn people of the danger of noise pollution

40. Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?

      A) Only recently did people realize the harmfulness of noise.

      B) Noise pollution is the worst kind of pollution we suffer from.

      C) People are now trying to find ways to make noise as low as possible.

      D) The writer thinks that it is almost impossible for people to avoid noise.

Task 2

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

A budget (预算) is a spending plan. It can help you spend money wisely. It can do this by cutting out wasteful spending. Of course, preparing a budget takes planning, and following a budget takes willpower (自制力). Your budget should meet your family’s needs and income.

The first step in creating a budget is to set your goals. What does your family need and want? You must know this to work out the details of the budget. Keep goals realistic, in terms of income available. Then decide which goals are the most important.

The next step is estimating family income. Before you can plan wisely, you need to know how much money you have to spend! Write down all the money you expect to receive (wages, savings, interest, etc.) during the planned budget period.

After you have calculated how much money will be available, it is time to estimate expenses (消费). List all of your family expenses.

If your are not satisfied with what you got for your money, look carefully at your spending. Studying your records will show where overspending has occurred. It will also point out poor buying habits.

It is also a good idea to set aside a small amount of money for emergencies. Every family has small emergencies: a blown tire, a broken device, or the need for minor medical care.

41. According to the passage, what is the advantage of a budge?

      A) It can help you set your goals clearly.

      B) It can help you save a lot of money.

      C) It can help you get rid of poor buying habits.

      D) It can help you spend money in a reasonable way.

42. In carrying out your budget, you need __________.

      A) to have the ability to control yourself

      B) to ask your family members for advice

      C) to cut it down as much as possible

      D) to take care not to buy expensive things

43. One advantage of keeping a record of your spending is that __________.

      A) you will remember how much you have already spent

      B) you will know if you have spent more money than you planned

      C) you will be able to tell your family what should not be bought

      D) you will learn how to make a better budget next time

44. The writer suggests that it is a good idea to set aside some money because __________.

      A) you probably will not be able to follow your budget

      B) people usually spend more than they plan to do

      C) things can happen unexpectedly

      D) others may want to borrow some money from you

45. This passage is mainly about __________.

      A) the meaning of a budget

      B) the relation between budget and income

      C) the way a budget is made

      D) the importance of making a budget

Task 3

Directions: The following is an advertisement by a travel service. After reading it, you should fill in the blanks marked 46 through 50 in the table below.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet place or a holiday trip, Florida’s natural beauty and various tourist activities let you make your dream alive. Nature lovers can explore hundreds of acres (英亩) of lakes, forests and wetlands filled with native birds, fish and wildlife (野生动物).

Florida is a sportsman’s paradise (乐园) as well, with plenty of opportunities for water sports lovers. and Florida is also the nation’s best tennis place, with over 7,700 tennis facilities. With thousands of rivers and lakes, plus over 1,000 miles of beaches on the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf (海湾) of Mexico, Florida is a water sports wonder land. Florida is also home to some of the best attractions in the United States, from technologically advanced parks to historic museums.

Welcome to Florida, ladies and gentlemen!

 

Florida

Florida is most attractive because of

1. its           46          , and

2. its           47          .

Visitors to Florida are mainly

1.           48            and

2. sportsmen.

Among the various sports Florida offers, the most wonderful are

              49            .

Florida has a beach as long as          50           miles.

Task 4

Directions: The following is a list of college courses. After reading it, you are required to find the Chinese equivalents in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters in the brackets on the Answer Sheet, numbered 51 through 55.

A  Business Management

B  Marketing Management

C  International Business Law

D  Management Information Systems

E  Financial Management

F  The World Environment and International Business

G  Managerial Economics and Decision Models

H  Operations Management

I   Human Resource Management

J   Managerial Accounting

K  Economic Law

L  Currency Banking Science

M Practical International Trade

N  Equipment Management

O  Western Economics

Example: ( H ) 生产管理          O)西方经济学

51.   (  ) 跨国企业与全球环境               (  ) 人力资源管理

52.   (  ) 企业管理                                (  ) 管理信息系统

53.   (  ) 财务管理                                (  ) 设备管理

54.   (  ) 管理会计                                (  ) 营销管理

55.   (  ) 国际商法                                (  ) 管理经济学与决策模式

Task 5

Directions: Read the following passage. After reading it, you are required to complete the statements below it (No. 56 through No. 60). You should write your answers briefly on the Answer Sheet correspondingly.

Job-hunting Myths (误区)

Don’t defeat yourself by accepting common myths, says the head of an international consulting (咨询) company.

Myth 1: If there’s nothing available in your field, switch careers.

Fact 1: That’s one of the worst things you can do. You compete against others with experience, and you will not approach your old salary level.

Myth 2: Lower your salary demands. You’ll be more attractive to employers in an uncertain economy.

Fact 2: People who ask for less are viewed as "undesirable property." If you are considered anything less than first-class, you are not likely to be hired.

Myth 3: If you are over 50, it will be very hard to find another job.

Fact 3: Workers over 50 win new jobs almost as quickly as youngsters do. Today’s employers place a premium (额外补贴) on experience.

Myth 4: Bring up salary as quickly as possible in the first interview.

Fact 4: That’s a fast way to be removed (取消) from consideration. It tells employers you are more concerned with yourself than with the company.

Myth 5: You can only get interviews between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.

Fact 5: Employers are often available before and after regular hours when the office is quieter. If you get an interview then, you’ve got an employer’s concentrated attention.

56. What is the disadvantage of changing your career?

      You will not reach ______________________________________________.

57. What will be the result if you are not considered as first-class?

      You are less possible to __________________________________________.

58. What actually will experienced older people get?

      They are likely to get ____________________________________________.

59. What will happen if you ask for a high salary in the first interview?

      It will make you __________________________________________ the job.

60. What is a better time for an interview?

      Not __________________________________________________________.

Part IV

Translation

(15 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. There are 4 sentences, numbered 61 through 64, and a short paragraph (No. 65) in this part. Write your translation in the corresponding space on the Answer Sheet.

61. A busy shopping center is usually also a good location for a restaurant.

      __________________________________________________________________

62. Customers prefer to purchase our products though they seem higher in price.

      __________________________________________________________________

63.           I have to come to discuss with you about the measures we shall take to cope with the situation.

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

64.           If you can provide satisfactory after-sale service, your products will surely have a wide market here.

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

65.           A) It is important to realize that the same technology that helps us may also harm us. We can prevent this from happening by carefully controlling the new technology. As one expert says, “we must remember that it is the intelligent application of technology that will lead us to success.”

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

      B) Dear Customer,

In this month’s newsletter (通讯), you’ll find an interesting and useful topic (主题): Gardening(园艺).

It’s really true that gardens can not only add beauty but also value to your home. Many experts recommend gardening as a way to relax and reduce stress. April is the perfect time to start planning a new garden.

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

      __________________________________________________________________

 

Part V

Writing

(15 minutes)

Directions: This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a letter according to the following instructions given in Chinese. Remember to write the letter on the composition/Translation Sheet.

John Brown先生写一封短信。内容:已收到他312日来信。请他于本月25日来我公司,讨论合作的细节(details)。请他将航班告诉你。你公司的李小姐将去机场接他。

注意:必须包括对收信人的称谓、写信日期、发信人的签名等基本格式。

 

 

 

 


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