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Section A

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. A) She is going to Finland.

  B) She has some visitors.

  C) She will visit Finland next week.

  D) She has just visited him this week.

  12. A) To cancel his trip.

  B) To go to bed early.

  C) To catch a later flight.

  D) To ask for a wake up call.

  13. A) Saturday afternoon was the man's busy hours.

  B) The man won't be able to enjoy a nap.

  C) Mr. Smith is an old friend of the man.

  D) The man wanted to take a long nap after lunch.

  14. A) George wants to change his work.

  B) George is doing pretty good now.

  C) George doesn't like his work.

  D) George is not doing well with his work.

  15. A) The woman is a dentist.

  B) The woman is a secretary.

  C) The woman is a receptionist.

  D) The woman is a patient.

  16. A) The woman knows the professor has been busy.

  B) The woman knows the professor has run into trouble.

  C) The woman has trouble getting along with the professor.

  D) The woman regrets having taken up much of the professor's time.

  17. A) At a restaurant.

  B) In the fresh ocean air.

  C) On a fishing boat.

  D) In a store specializing in seashells.

  18. A) They will buy a new house after they buy a car.

  B) They will buy a bigger house.

  C) They won't buy a new house because they can't find a bigger one.

  D) They won't buy a bigger house because they don't have enough money.

  Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  19. A) She hasn't been getting adequate grades.

  B) She hasn't been attending class every day.

  C) She has been coming to school much too early.

  D) She has been overloading herself with homework.

  20. A) Two.

  B) Four.

  C) Six.

  D) Eight.

  21. A) To stay in class.

  B) To get another class.

  C) To withdraw from class.

  D) To miss just one more class.

  Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  22. A) How to care for precious metal.

  B) A standard unit for measuring weight.

  C) The value of precious metals.

  D) Using the metric system.

  23. A) To check the accuracy of scales.

  B) To calculate the density of other metals.

  C) To observe changes in the atmosphere.

  D) To measure amounts of rain fall.

  24. A) Someone spilled water on it.

  B) Someone lost it.

  C) It was made of low quality metal.

  D) The standard for measuring had changed.

  25. A) It is a small amount to pay for so much precious metal.

  B) It is difficult to judge the value of such an object.

  C) It is reasonable for an object with such an important function.

  D) It is too high for such a light weight.

Section B

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

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

  26. A) At Harvard.

  B) At West Point.

  C) At the Carlisle Indian School.

  D) At the Olympic Games held in Stockholm.

  27. A) They held grand banquets in his honor.

  B) They welcomed him with parades and celebration.

  C) They gave him a title.

  D) They made him a professional athlete.

  28. A) Because someone found out that Thorpe had been using drugs.

  B) Because Thorpe had once been an amateur athlete.

  C) Because Thorpe's fame began to decline after the Olympic Games.

  D) Because Thorpe had been a professional athlete at one time.

  Passage Two

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

  29. A) Lord Sandwich.

  B) Some inventors.

  C) The friends of Lord Sandwich.

  D) Some scientists.

  30. A) To collect rents and taxes.

  B) The harsh land agent.

  C) The English landowner.

  D) To speak.

  31. A) He dismissed the Captain.

  B) He made the word "boycott" popular.

  C) He removed the poor tenants.

  D) He increased the rents and taxes.

  Passage Three

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

  32. A) There were only grandparents and children.

  B) There was one father, one mother, and their children.

  C) There were many relatives.

  D) There were two or more brothers with their wives.

  33. A) The women have more freedom and can share in decisions.

  B) The women do not have to be the heads of the family.

  C) The women's relatives do not help them.

  D) The women have all the power of the family.

  34. A) Husbands have to share with their wives and help them.

  B) Older women often live alone when their husbands die.

  C) Family structure is more patriarchal in the nuclear family.

  D) Women have to help sisters, grandparents with housework and childcare.

  35. A) They want to stay home and do the housework.

  B) They do not have enough money.

  C) They have too much work and not much free time.

  D) They have more freedom than in the past.

Section C

  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 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.

  A deadly (36)_________outbreak swept through a small city in Zaire, Africa last spring, killing more than one hundred people. It was a terrible situation. The killer was a rare (37)_________ that caused most victims to (38)_________ to death. As scientists rushed to control the (39) _________, people in the U.S. wonder whether it could attack here. "We are foolish if we think it couldn't come to our country. We can never be too careful when we face some disease, especially the infectious one." say doctors. The virus can be highly infectious. If you come in (40)_________with a victim's blood or other body (41)_________, you can get sick, too. That's what scientists believe (42)_________in Zaire. The healthcare workers who treated the first (43) ________there soon fell ill, too. (44)__________________________________.International rescue works brought equipment to Zaire soon after the outbreak occurred.(45)________________________________.One big mystery is that no one knows where the virus comes from or where it will strike next. Some scientists say that the virus lies inactive in the cells of some kind of plant, insect or other animal. Then it somehow finds a way to infect humans. (46)__________________________________.Once they find the virus, they also hope to find ways to combat it.



  Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension

  Section A

  11. M: Why don't you come to our home for dinner some time this week? I have practiced to improve my cooking.

  W: I'd like to, but we have visitors from Finland, perhaps next week.

  Q: Why can't the woman accept the man's invitation?

  【解析】B)。四个选项都是关于女士,由此暗示对话当中应该更加重视与女士有关的部分。男士邀请女士去他家吃晚饭(come to our home for dinner),女士说这个星期有芬兰来的客人(visitors from Finland)要招待,可能要下个星期去。因为女士这个星期有客人,所以女士不能接受男士的邀请。故正确答案为B)。

  12. M: I hope I won't oversleep. I've simply got to catch the first flight to New York.

  W: If I were you, I'd request the wake-up call from the hotel reception.

  Q: What does the woman advise the man do?

  【解析】D)。四个选项都是不定式,由此可以推断,本题的内容可能是目的或者动作。 女士说,如果我是你(If I were you),就会要旅店提供叫醒电话(wake-up call)。由此可见,女士建议男士ask for a wake-up call,正确答案为D)。

  13. M: I really had a busy week. I want to get some rest. I always enjoy a nap on Saturday afternoon.

  W: I don't think you can. Mr. Smith has just parked his car at the door, and he is coming up now.

  Q: What can we learn from this conversation?

  【解析】B)。四个选项都更侧重男士方面,由此暗示对话当中应该更加注意与男士相关的部分。 男士一般都在星期六下午睡个午觉(enjoy a long siesta on Saturday afternoon),但女士说Mr. Smith已经在门口停车,马上就来了(parked his car at the door,he is coming up)。由此可以推断,男士今天不能睡午觉了(won't be able to enjoy a nap)。故正确答案为B)。

14. W: How is George doing? Is he doing all right?

  M: He is doing fine now. He planned to change his job for a while but finally decided to keep the present one.

  Q: What can we learn about George in this conversation?

  【解析】B)。四个选项都是有关George和工作的关系,对工作的看法和态度,由此可以推测,本题的内容是关于George和工作的。 George的工作现在做得不错(doing fine)。虽然他想过换工作(planned to change his job),但是他决定保留现有的工作(keep the present one)。故正确答案为B)。

  15. W: Good morning. This is Dr.Allen's office.

  M: Good morning. I'd like to make an appointment with Dr.Allen to have my teeth cleaned and checked. I'd like to have it done this week if possible.

  Q: Who is the woman?

  【解析】C)。四个选项都是表示身份的词,由此可以推测,本题的内容是关于某人的身份。男士要和牙医预约洗牙和检查(have my teeth cleaned and checked)。由此可见,女士应该是牙医诊所的接待员(receptionist)。故C)为正确答案。

  16. M: Professor Kennedy has been very busy this semester. As far as I know he works till midnight every day.

  W: I wouldn't have troubled him so much if I had known he was so busy.

  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  【解析】D)。四个选项都是有关女士和教授之间的关系,由此可以推测,本问题的内容是关于女士和教授的学习和工作的。男士说教授这个学期很忙(very busy this semester),每天工作到深夜(works till midnight every day)。女士回答说如果早知道是这么忙就不会那样麻烦他了(wouldn't have troubled him)。由此可以推测女士很后悔占用了教授很长时间(regrets having taken up much of the professor's time)。故D)为正确答案。

  17. W: May I make a recommendation, sir? The clams with our special sauce are good. They're fresh from the ocean.

  M: Thank you, but I don't care for clams.

  Q: Where did this conversation probably take place?

  【解析】A)。四个选项都是表示地点场景的短语,由此可以推断,本题是考查关于某件事情发生的地点。 女士推荐说配特制酱汁的蛤蜊(The clams with our special sauce)很不错,蛤蜊是刚从海里捕上来的(fresh from the ocean)。由此可见本对话发生在餐馆(restaurant),故正确答案为A)。

  18. W: I suppose we should look for a bigger house, but I don't see how we can afford it right now.

  M: If only we hadn't spent so much money on our car this year.

  Q: What can we learn from the conversation about the speakers?

  【解析】D)。四个选项都是They可能会做出的选择,由此可以推断,本题是考查关于某些人即将做出的决定。女士觉得应该找一间大一点的房子(look for a bigger house),但目前又承担(afford)不起。男士指出了负担不起的原因,今年花了钱在买汽车上(spent so much money on our car)。由此可见,他们无法换一间大点的房子,因为钱不够(don't have enough money)。故正确答案为D)。

  Conversation One

  M: Oh,Janna, you're early! I'm happy you're here early today because I'd like to discuss your attendance for a moment.

  W: Gee, Dr.Livingston, (19) I'm really sorry about missing class yesterday.

  M: Actually,(19)it's been several days.(20)Counting today, we've only had 6 classes, yet you've already missed 4.It's more than a half. You won't be able to pass if you're constantly absent. And I really don't want to fail anyone.

  W: Sorry, I've been extremely busy. I can explain for it. Dr.Livingston. I have a part-time job, so...

  M: Well, I hope you're already for today's exam.

  W: Today? I thought it was Monday!

  M: Read the syllabus, Janna; this is precisely what I'm talking about. You should either make an effort to attend, or you should consider withdrawing while it's still possible.

  W: What do you mean?

  M: Today's the final day you can withdraw and get a full refund.

  W: Maybe I really should. What do you suggest?

  M: I wish you could attend classes regularly; however, if you don't believe you're capable of this, then don't waste your money.

  W: Thanks, Dr.Livingston. I really appreciate your advice. If it's okay,(21) I suppose I'll go ahead and drop the class.

  M: It's entirely up to you, but that might be best if you don't think things are going to change. Excuse me, the students are coming, and I've got to get ready for class. I wish you the very best of luck, Janna.

  W: Thank you, Dr.Livingston. Goodbye.

  Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  19. What is the woman's problem?

  B)。【解析】四个选项均为现在完成进行时态,由此可以推断,本题考查的内容可能是某人最近一段时间发生的事情或者持续的状态。女士解释说,抱歉,昨天没有来上课(missing class)。男士说,并不仅仅是昨天,一共上过6次课,已经缺了4次。由此可见女士的问题在于并没有每天都来上课(hasn?t been attending class every day)。故正确答案为B)。

  20. How many classes has the woman attended?

  A)。【解析】四个选项均为数字,由此可以推测,本题的考查内容是关于数字的。 从男士的话中可知,一共上过6次课,女士一共缺了4次(missed 4)。相减得到女士上课的次数为2次。故正确答案为A)。

  21. What does the woman decide to do?

  C)。【解析】四个选项均为不定式,由此可以推测,本题考查的内容可能是关于某个决定。女士说如果可行,就决定退课(drop the class)。可见女士打算放弃这门课程,故正确答案为C)。

  Conversation Two

  W: Dr.Thomas? This is Keet Bradley from the daily news.(22)I'd like to ask you some questions about the new official standard weight that you purchased.

  M: I'd be happy to help you. What would you like to know?

  W: First of all, how was the standard weight used?

  M: Well, the people in our department (23)use it to check the scales all over the country. The department of weights and measures, we are a government agency. It's our responsibility to see that (23)all the scales measure a kilogram accurately so this is the way we use to adjust the scales.

  W: How did you check the scales before?

  M: We have an old standard weight that we used to use.(24)It had to be replaced because it was imprecise. You see it was made of poor quality metal that was too porous. It absorbed too much moisture.

  W: Oh. So when the weather was humid it weighed more and when it was dry it weighed less.

  M: Exactly. And that variation can affect the standards of the whole country. So our department had the new weight made out of higher quality metal.

  W: How much did it cost?

  M: About 45 thousand dollars.

  W: 45,000 dollars? For one kilogram weight? That's more expensive than gold.(25)Is it really worth that much?

  M: (25)I'm sure it is. Industries depend on our government agency to monitor the accuracy of scales so that when they buy and sell their products there is one standard. Think of the drug industry, for example, those companies rely on high accuracy scales to manufacture and package medicine.

  Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

22. What is the conversation mainly about?

  B)。【解析】四个选项均为概括性比较强的短语,由此可以推测,本题考查的内容很有可能是对话的主题。由metals,measuring weight,metric等词推测,对话可能与金属或其他某种事物的度量有关系。 女士说她想问男士几个关于新度量衡的问题(new official standard weight),由此揭示对话谈论的主题是关于衡量重量标准的单位。

  23. What was the standard weight used to do?

  A)。【解析】四个选项均为不定式,由此可以推测,本题考查的内容可能是目的或行为。男士说他们用新标准度量衡来检测全国的天平(scales),他们有责任利用它来确保所有的天平都能够准确地测量1公斤的重量(measure a kilogram accurately)。

  24. Why was it necessary to replace the old standard weight?

  C)。【解析】四个选项均描述某件事物的缺点或问题,由此可以推测,本题考查的内容可能是某件事物的弊端。 男士说旧天平会被取代是因为它不够精准(imprecise),制造材料低劣(made of poor quality metal)。故正确答案为C)。

  25. What does Dr.Thomas probably think about the cost of the new weight?

  C)。【解析】四个选项均为对某件事物价值的描述,由此可以推测,本题考查的内容可能是对某件事物价值的评价。女士问男士新度量衡是否物有所值(worth that much),男士说确定如此。由此可以推断男士认为新度量衡是物有所值的。故正确答案为C)。

  Section B

  Passage One

  Jim Thorpe was an American Indian, born on May 28, 1888 in Oklahoma.(26) When he had his education at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania,his athletic coach considered him a splendid athlete and encouraged him to concentrate on sports. From then on, Thorpe participated in almost every aspect of athletics. Whenever he competed in any event, he easily won first place.

  In the years that followed, he took part in football games against such renowned teams as Harvard and West Point. Thorpe again and again brought his team to victory. In 1912 he was invited to compete in the Olympic Games in Stockholm. There he excelled in several tack events and was presented with first place gold medals. He was the first athlete to capture first place awards in so many track events.

  When Thorpe returned home from the Olympic Games,(27)he was welcomed with parades and celebration. The president called him the highest type of citizen.(28)However, this was all short-lived because it was found out that at one time Thorpe had been a professional athlete. Since an athlete must be an amateur in order to participate in the Olympic Games, Thorpe did not qualify. Therefore, all of his medals were taken away from him.

  In later years, Thorpe played baseball and football professionally. His admirers often tried to have his medals returned to him, but in vain. Thorpe died a lonely man in California on May 28, 1953.Today, as always, many still believe Thorpe was the best athlete that ever lived.

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

  26. Where was Thorpe's athletic talent discovered?


  早在Thorpe还在Carlisle Indian School上学的时候(had his education at the Carlisle Indian School),他的体育教练(athletic coach)就发现了他卓越的运动才能(splendid athlete),并鼓励他专心从事运动(concentrate on sports)。故正确答案为C)。

  27. How did American people receive Thorpe when he came back from Stockholm in 1912?

  B)。【解析】四个选项都是They开头,都是对待某人的态度,由此可以推测,本题的内容可能是关于一些人怎么对待某个人的。 当Thorpe 1912年从Stockholm回来的时候,美国人民为他举行了游行(parades)和庆祝(celebration)。故正确答案为B)。

  28. Why were Thorpe's medals taken away from him?

  D)。【解析】四个选项都是Because开头的,由此可以推测,本题的内容是关于某件事情发生的原因。按照当时的规则,参加奥林匹克运动会的运动员必须是业余选手(an amateur),Thorpe曾经是职业选手(professional athlete),这并不符合规定,所以他的奖牌被收回(taken away)。故正确答案为D)。

  Passage Two

  About three hundred words in the English language come from the names of people. Many of these words are technical words. When there is a new invention of discovery, a new word may be coined after the inventor or scientist.

  It is interesting to observe how many common English words have found their way into the language from the names of people. For example, "sandwich", you may eat everyday. Lord Sandwich who lived from 1718 to 1792 used to sit at the gambling table eating slices of bread with meat in between. This kind of eating tastes delicious.(29)As the Lord was the only one among his friends who ate bread in that way, his friends began to call the"bread-Sandwich"for fun. Later on the word became part of the English language.

  The word "boycott" means to refuse to have anything to do with somebody or something. This word is another example. The word comes from a man called Captain Boycott. He was a land agent in 1880 and he collected rents and taxes for an English landowner in Ireland.(30)But the Captain was a very harsh man. He treated his poor tenants very badly. His tenants decided not to speak to him at all. (31)Eventually word got back to the landowner and the Captain was removed. The word "boycott" became popular and was used by everyone to mean the kind of treatment that was received by Captain Boycott.

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

  29. Who coined the word "sandwich"?

  【解析】C)。四个选项都是关于人物的词,由此可以推测,本题内容与人物有关。 由于Lord Sandwich是他的朋友里面唯一一个那样吃面包的人(only one among his friends who ate bread in that way),他的朋友们开始叫这种食物"bread-Sandwich"(Sandwich面包)。可见最初使用sandwich这个词的人是Lord Sandwich的朋友们。

  30. What didn't the tenants like?

  【解析】B)。四个选项中有两个是不定式,有两个是人物身份,由此可以推测,本题的内容可能与人物的态度有关系。佃农们都不喜欢Boycott,因为他对待佃农的态度很差(treated his poor tenants very badly),佃农们于是决定不和他说话(not to speak to him)。故正确答案为B)。

  31. What did the landowner do when he found out that the tenants were boycotting his agent?

  【解析】A)。四个选项都是He开头描述某人的行动,由此可以推测,本题的内容是关于某个人采取的行动。 当地主发现佃农抵制Captain Boycott后,地主就把他换掉了(the Captain was removed),故正确答案为A)。

  Passage Three

  The family is changing.(32) In the past, grandparents, parents, and children used to live together, and they had an extended family. Sometimes two or more brothers with their wives and children were part of this large family group. But family structure is changing throughout the world. The nuclear family consists of only one father, one mother, and children; it is becoming the main family structure everywhere.

  (33)The nuclear family offers married women some advantages: they have freedom from their relatives, and the husband does not have all the power of the family. Studies show that in nuclear families men and women usually make an equal number of decisions about family life.

  But wives usually have to "pay" for the benefits of freedom and power. When women lived in extended families, sisters, grandparents, and aunts helped one another with housework and childcare. In addition, older women in a large family group had important positions. Wives in nuclear families do not often enjoy this benefit, and they have another disadvantage, too :(34)women generally live longer than their husbands, so older women from unclear families often have to live alone.

(35)Studies show that women are generally less satisfied with marriage than men are. In the past, men worked outside the home and women worked inside. Housework and childcare were a full-time job, and there was no time for anything else. Now women work outside and have more freedom than they did in the past, but they still have to do most of the housework. The women actually have two full time jobs, and they have not much free time.

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

  32. Who used to live together in an extended family?

  C)。【解析】四个选项都是There be开头描述家庭成员,由此可以推测,本题的内容可能涉及某种类型的家庭当中的家庭成员。过去大家庭当中,会有祖父母、父母和子女,有时家族当中还会有几个兄弟和他们的妻子儿女(two or more brothers with their wives and children)。可见大家庭当中有很多亲戚。故C)为正确答案。

  33. What advantages does the nuclear family offer women?

  A)。【解析】四个选项都是The women开头描述女性地位的句子,由此可以推测,本题的内容可能是跟女性的地位有关的。小家庭(nuclear family)当中的女性有更多的自由,不用时刻面对各种亲戚(freedom from their relatives),并且可以参加决策,丈夫不再完全拥有整个家庭的权力(have all the power of the family)。故正确答案为A)。

  34. What are some disadvantages of the nuclear family for women?

  B)。【解析】四个选项都是关于家庭生活的句子,由此可以推测,本题的内容与家庭生活的某个方面有关。由于女性寿命一般比她们丈夫的寿命长(live longer than their husbands),所以小家庭的其中一个缺点是,上了年纪的女性经常要一个人孤单地生活(have to live alone)。故正确答案为B)。

  35. Why are many women dissatisfied with marriage and the nuclear family?

  C)。【解析】四个选项都是They开头表示状态或者决定的句子,由此可以推测,本题的内容是与某一类人的决定或者他们的状态有关。女性对小家庭的不满主要在于她们除了从事工作,回到家还需要做大部分家务(do most of the housework),很少有自己的空余时间。故正确答案为C)。

  Section C

  36. infection

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个可以被上文deadly修饰的名词,并且可以引起outbreak。

  37. virus

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个被rare修饰的名词。

  38. bleed

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个动词,并可以引发death。

  39. outbreak

  【解析】 根据上文control可知此处应该填入一个名词。

  40. contact

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个名词,并且可以与with搭配。

  41. fluids

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个名词,被body修饰。

  42. happened

  【解析】 根据下文in...可知此处应该填入一个动词,表示"发生"。

  43. victim

  【解析】 此处应该填入一个名词被first修饰。

  44. The problem was that they had no protective equipment to prevent themselves from being infected

  【听音关键词】protective equipment,prevent,infected

  45. Now the disease appears to be under control, but no one can promise that for 100 percent

  【听音关键词】disease,under control,promise

  46. Scientists are now headed into the jungles of Africa to find out where the virus lives

  【听音关键词】headed into,jungles,virus

  • manufacturen. (复)产品,制造,制造业 v. 制造,捏造
  • extremelyadv. 极其,非常
  • declinen. 衰微,跌落; 晚年 v. 降低,婉谢
  • striken. 罢工,打击,殴打 v. 打,撞,罢工,划燃
  • preventv. 预防,防止
  • inactiveadj. 不活动的;不活跃的;怠惰的;闲置的
  • participatevt. 分享 vi. 参加,参与
  • renownedadj. 有名的,有声誉的
  • constantlyadv. 不断地,经常地
  • controln. 克制,控制,管制,操作装置 vt. 控制,掌管,支