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发布时间:2013-01-10 作者:昂立 来源于:昂立外语网站


Task 1


Describe one way of life in your country that has been changed and why it is beneficial.


Ways of life that has been changed

þ  integrity

þ  openness

þ  charity

þ  courtesy

þ  internet access

þ  living standards

þ  living environment

þ  international status

þ  medical care

þ  entertainment

þ  job security

Sample response


In my country, the way of entertainment has been changed dramatically during the past decades. For my grandparents, as far as I know, they can either do some needlework or listen to radio in their spare time. For my parents, they enjoyed much more fun with the popularity of telephone and television among households. For my generation, with plenty of choices out there, it even takes time to think about which way to entertain us. Variety is the spice of life. The variety of entertainment brings joys and laughter to our lives, adding color to our dull routine and relieving our stress in this modern world.


Task 2

Do you prefer to start work in advance or on due day?


In advance

þ  confidence

þ  well-organized

þ  time to think

þ  time to polish

þ  time for emergencies

On due day

þ  stress

þ  panic

þ  backbreaking

þ  cram for exams

þ  burn the midnight oil

Sample response


I always prefer to start work as soon as possible. First of all, it makes me feel well-organized. Even if I have other works to do, I would not get stressful or into panic. Besides, it gives me more confidence. I used to freak out in every single exam. Early start allows me to get better prepared and saves me the trouble of burning the midnight oil. Lastly, it leaves me time to handle emergencies. For example, I once wrote an essay for my history class with my laptop. Unluckily, the laptop broke down when I was about to finish. So I had to rewrite my essay all over again. It was frustrating. Well, I cannot imagine how I would feel if this happened on due day.


Task 3





Mind map














concerns  担心

creative 有创意的

curious 好奇的

original 原创的

responsibility 责任

restrict 限制

intrinsic 内在的

motivation 动机

peers 同龄人

engrossed 全神贯注的

surveillance 监督

aversion 厌恶

compulsory 强制的

voluntary 自愿的

confined 受限的

cooperate 合作

overestimate 高估

underestimate 低估



The reading passage tells us that the university requires the new students to participate in the study group. However, the woman in the dialogue disagrees. She gives two reasons for her idea. First, she thinks that many of the new students have already acquired some learning skills, so it would be a waste of time for them to take part in the discussion group. Second, she thinks that the students will become friends sooner or later, because they study in the same class. So it is unnecessary for them to make friends with each other in the discussion group.


Task 4


Mind map




anthropology 人类学

human civilization 人类文明

resemble 相似

sophisticated 高级的

adapted 适应的

evolve 进化

Sample response




      The reading passage discusses animals’ own way to maintain them. The listening passage is a lecture delivered by a professor on the same topic. According to the reading passage, sometimes animals keep the same size to defend themselves from outer threats. Sometimes they adjust their size to obtain certain resources.

In the lecture, the professor illustrates the whole idea with the example of gorillas. Gorillas maintain a steady size of 100 when they sleep at night so as to prevent attacks from other species. During the day, however, gorillas divide themselves into small groups to find food. In this way, they can maintain themselves well.


Task 5





1.       Keep working in the bookstore as a cashier.

2.       Wash dishes in the cafeteria.


1.       clash with his study time

2.       earn less money


1st solution


1.       he can obtain the same salary

2.       his work as a cashier do no harm to his backache

3.       he can rearrange his study time


cafeteria 食堂

cashier 收银员

backache 背疼

headache 头痛

syndrome 症状

respiratory infections 呼吸道感染

tonsillitis 扁桃体炎

pneumonia 肺炎

bronchitis 支气管炎

remove 搬家

income/salary/wage 收入

tutorial 个别辅导讨论课

office hour (教授与学生)面谈的时间

schedule 时间安排

Sample response

    The man in the conversation has a problem. He used to work in a bookstore, in charge of carrying heavy books to the shelves. One day, he hurt his back when removing to other places, so he wants to change his job. The woman gives him two suggestions. First, he may keep working in that bookstore as a cashier instead of carrier. Second, he may switch his job to wash dishes in the cafeteria with less money.

    In my view, I prefer the first solution for two simple reasons. Needless to say, he can obtain the same salary by working in that bookstore. Besides, it is less exhausting to work as a cashier, which is good for his backache. Lastly, he may rearrange his time for study.
























































Task 6



Mind map







affluent 富足的

urban dwellers 城市居民

livelihood 生计

labor 劳动

workforce 劳动力

manufacturing 大规模生产

workaholics 工作狂

calligraphy 书法

neuroscientist 神经学家

psychologist 精神学家

archaeologist 考古学家

dentist 牙医

job hunting 找工作

entertainer 艺人

magician 魔术师

pharmacist 药剂师

Sample response


In the lecture, the professor demonstrates two ways to maintain social stability.

First, people around the world work on jobs of the same type. In this way, they may share the same schedule, the same focus and the same interest, which is good for maintaining social stability.

Second, people work on different types of job, which is known to us as “division of labor”. In this way, each individual makes their own distinctive contributions to the world. They heavily rely on each other for goods or services, which is also beneficial for maintaining social stability.


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