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Part I             Listening Comprehension           (20 minutes)

Section A:
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said - Both the conversation and the question 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two are talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]


A) Riding a horse.
B) Shooting a movie.
C) Playing a game.
D) Taking a photo.

A) She'11 type the letter for the man.
B) She'll teach the man to operate the computer.
C) She doesn't think his sister is a good typist.
D) She thinks the man should buy a computer.

A) John can share the magazine with her.
B) She wants to borrow John's card.
C) She'll let John use the journal first.
D) John should find another copy for himself.

A) She promised to help the man.
B) She came a long way to meet the man.
C) She took the man to where he wanted to go.
D) She suggested a way out of the difficulty for the man.

A) The train seldom arrives on time.
B) The schedule has been misprinted.
C) The speakers arrived at the station late.
D) The company has trouble printing a schedule.

A) To find a better science journal in the library.
B) Not to miss any chance to collect useful information.
C) To buy the latest issue of the magazine.
D) Not to subscribe to the journal.

A) She wants to borrow the man's student ID card.
B) The tickets are less expensive than she expected.
C) She won't be able to get any discount for the ticket.
D) The performance turned out to be disappointing.

A) Do the assignments towards the end of the semester.
B) Quit the history course and choose another one instead.
C) Drop one course and do it next semester.
D) Take courses with a lighter workload.

A) The organization of a conference.
B) The cost of renting a conference room.
C) The decoration of the conference room.
D) The job of cleaning up the dining-room.

A) Meet his client.
B) Prepare the dinner.
C) Work at his office.
D) Fix his car.

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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

Passage One
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

A) One of the bridges between North and South London collapsed.
B) The heart of London was flooded.
C) An emergency exercise was conducted.
D) 100 people in the suburbs were drowned.

A) 50 underground stations were made waterproof.
B) A flood wall was built.
C) An alarm system was set up.
D) Rescue teams were formed.

A) Most Londoners were frightened.
B) Most Londoners became rather confused.
C) Most Londoners took Exercise Floodcall calmly.
D) Most Londoners complained about the trouble caused by Exercise Floodcall.

Passage Two
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

A) It limited their supply of food. 
B) It made their eggshells too fragile.
C) It destroyed many of their nests.
D) It killed many baby bald eagles.

A) They found ways to speed up the reproduction of bald eagles.
B) They developed new types of feed for baby bald eagles.
C) They explored new ways to hatch baby bald eagles.
D) They brought in bald eagles from Canada.

A) Pollution of the environment.
B) A new generation of pest killers.
C) Over-killing by hunters.
D) Destruction of their natural homes.

Passage Three
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

A) Whether it can be detected and checked.
B) Whether it will lead to widespread food shortage.
C) Whether global warming will speed up in the future.
D) Whether it will affect their own lives.

A) Many species have moved further north.
B) Many new species have come into existence.
C) Many species have developed a habit of migration.
D) Many species have become less sensitive to climate.

A) Storms and floods.
B) Disease and fire.
C) Less space for their growth.
D) Rapid increase of the animal population.

A) They will gradually die out.
B) They will be able to survive in the preserves.
C) They will have to migrate to find new homes.
D) They will face extinction without artificial reproduction.

Part II                Reading Comprehension           (35 minutes)

Directions:There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

Passage One
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.

  In the villages of the English countryside there are still people who remember the good old days when no one bothered to lock their doors. There simply wasn't any crime to worry about.
  Amazingly, these happy times appear still to be with us in the world's biggest community. A new study by Dan Farmer, a gifted programmer, using an automated investigative program of his own called SATAN, shows that the owners of well over half of all World Wide Web sites have set up home without fitting locks to their doors.
  SATAN can try out a variety of well-known hacking (黑客的) tricks on an Internet site with-out actually breaking in. Farmer has made the program publicly available, amid much criticism. A person with evil intent could use it to hunt down sites that are easy to burgle (闯入……行窃).
  But Farmer is very concerned about the need to alert the public to poor security and, so far, events have proved him right. SATAN has done more to alert people to the risks than cause new disorder.
  So is the Net becoming more secure? Far from it. In the early days, when you visited a Web site your browser simply looked at the content. Now the Web is full of tiny programs that automatically download when you look at a Web page, and run on your own machine. These programs could, if their authors wished, do all kinds of nasty things to your computer.
  At the same time, the Net is increasingly populated with spiders, worms, agents and other types of automated beasts designed to penetrate the sites and seek out and classify information. All these make wonderful tools for antisocial people who want to invade weak sites and cause damage.
  But let's look on the bright side. Given the lack of locks, the Internet is surely the world's biggest (almost) crime-free society. Maybe that is because hackers are fundamentally honest. Or that there currently isn't much to steal. Or because vandalism ( 恶意破坏) isn't much fun unless you have a peculiar dislike for someone.
  Whatever the reason, let's enjoy it while we can. But expect it all to change, and security to become the number one issue, when the most influential inhabitants of the Net are selling services they want to be paid for.

21. By saying “... owners of well over half of all World Wide Web sites have set up home without fitting locks to their doors" (Lines 3-4, Para. 2), the author means that _____.
A) those happy times appear still to be with us
B) there simply wasn't any crime to worry about
C) many sites are not well-protected
D) hackers try out tricks on an Internet site without actually breaking in

22. SATAN, a program designed by Dan Fanner can be used ____________.
A) to investigate the security of Internet sites
B) to improve the security of the Internet system
C) to prevent hackers from breaking into websites
D) to download useful programs and information

23. Fanner's program has been criticized by the public because.
A) it causes damage to Net browsers
B) it can break into Internet sites
C) it can be used to cause disorder on all sites
D) it can be used by people with evil intent

24. The author's attitude toward SATAN is _____.
A) enthusiastic
B) critical
C) positive
D) indifferent

25. The author suggests in the last paragraph that.
A) we should make full use of the Internet before security measures are strengthened
B) we should alert the most influential businessmen to the importance of security
C) influential businessmen should give priority to the improvement of Net security
D) net inhabitants should not let security measures affect their joy of surfing the Internet

Passage Two
Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage.

  I came away from my years of teaching on the college and university level with a conviction that enactment (扮演角色), performance, dramatization are the most successful forms of teach-ing. Students must be incorporated, made, so far as possible, an integral part of the learning pro-cess. The notion that learning should have in it an element of inspired play would seem to the greater part of the academic establishment merely silly, but that is nonetheless the case. Of Ezekiel Cheever, the most famous schoolmaster of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, his onetime student Cotton Mather wrote that he so planned his lessons that his pupils "came to work as though they came to play," and Alfred North Whitehead, almost three hundred years later, noted that a teacher should make his/her students "glad they were there."
  Since, we are told, 80 to 90 percent of all instruction in the typical university is by the lecture method, we should give close attention to this form of education. There is, I think, much truth in Patricia Nelson Limerick's observation that "lecturing is an unnatural act, an act for which God did not design humans. It is perfectly all right, now and then, for a human to be possessed by the urge to speak, and to speak while others remain silent. But to do this regularly, one hour and 15 minutes at a time ... for one person to drag on while others sit in silence? ... I do not believe that this is what the Creator ... designed humans to do."
  The strange, almost incomprehensible fact is that many professors, just as they feel obliged to write dully, believe that they should lecture dully. To show enthusiasm is to risk appearing unscientific, unobjective; it is to appeal to the students' emotions rather than their intellect. Thus the ideal lecture is one filled with facts and read in an unchanged monotone.
  The cult (推崇) of lecturing dully, like the cult of writing dully, goes back, of course, some years. Edward Shils, professor of sociology, recalls the professors he encountered at the University of Pennsylvania in his youth. They seemed "a priesthood, rather uneven in their merits but uniform in their bearing; they never referred to anything personal. Some read from old lecture notes and then haltingly explained the thumb-worn last lines. Others lectured from cards that had served for years, to judge by the worn edges .... The teachers began on time, ended on time, and left the room without saying a word more to their students, very seldom being detained by questioners .... The classes were not large, yet there was no discussion-. No questions were raised in class, and there were no office hours."

26. The author believes that a successful teacher should be able to _____.
A) make dramatization an important aspect of students’ learning
B) make inspired play an integral part of the learning process
C) improve students' learning performance
D) make study just as easy as play

27. The majority of university professors prefer the traditional way of lecturing in the belief that _________________.
A) it draws the close attention of the students
B) it conforms in a way to the design of the Creator
C) it presents course content in a scientific and objective manner
D) it helps students to comprehend abstract theories more easily

28. What the author recommends in this passage is that _________.
A) college education should be improved through radical measures
B) more freedom of choice should be given to students in their studies
C) traditional college lectures should be replaced by dramatized performances
D) interaction should be encouraged in the process of teaching

29. By saying "They seemed 'a priesthood, rather uneven in their merits but uniform in their bearing...'" (Lines 3-4, Para. 4), the author means that _____.
A) professors are a group of professionals that differ in their academic ability but behave in the same way
B) professors are like priests wearing the same kind of black gown but having different roles to play
C) there is no fundamental difference between professors and priests though they differ in their merits
D) professors at the University of Pennsylvania used to wear black suits which made them look like priests

30. Whose teaching method is particularly commended by the author?
A) Ezekiel Cheever's. 
B) Cotton Mather's.
C) Alfred North Whitehead's.
D) Patricia Nelson Limerick's.
Passage Three
Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.

  Take the case of public education alone. The principal difficulty faced by the schools has been he tremendous increase in the number of pupils. This has been caused by the advance of the legal age for going into industry and the impossibility of finding a job even when the legal age has been reached. In view of the technological improvements in the last few years, business will require in he future proportionately fewer workers than ever before. The result will be still further raising of he legal age for going into employment, and still further difficulty in finding employment when hat age has been attained. If we cannot put our children to work, we must put them in school.

  We may also be quite confident that the present trend toward a shorter day and a shorter week will be maintained. We have developed and shall continue to have a new leisure class. Already the public agencies for adult education are swamped by the tide that has swept over them since depression began. They will be little better off when it is over. Their support must come from the taxpayer.

  It is surely too much to hope that these increases in the cost of public education can be borne by the local communities. They cannot care for the present restricted and inadequate system. The local communities have failed in their efforts to cope with unemployment. They cannot expect to cope with public education on the scale on which we must attempt it. The answer to the problem of unemployment has been Federal relief. The answer to the problem of public education may have to be much the same, and properly so. If there is one thing in which the citizens of all parts of the country have an interest, it is in the decent education of the citizens of all parts of the country. Our income tax now goes in part to keep our neighbors alive. It may have to go in part as well to make our neighbors intelligent. We are now attempting to preserve the present generation through Federal relief of the destitute (贫民). Only a people determined to ruin the next generation will refuse such Federal funds as public education may require.

31. What is the passage mainly about?
A) How to persuade local communities to provide more funds.
B) How to cope with the shortage of funds for public education.
C) How to solve the rising unemployment problem.
D) How to improve the public education system.

32. What is the reason for the increase in the number of students?
A) The requirement of educated workers by business.
B) Raising of the legal age for going to work.
C) The trend toward a shorter workday.
D) People's concern for the future of the next generation.

33. The public agencies for adult education will be little better off because _____.
A) the unemployed are too poor to continue their education
B) a new leisure class has developed
C) they are still suffering from the depression
D) an increase in taxes could be a problem

34. According to the author, the answer to the problem of public education is that the Federal government _____. .
A) should allocate Federal funds for public education
B) should demand that local communities provide support
C) should raise taxes to meet the needs of public education
D) should first of all solve the problem of unemployment

35. Why does the author say "Only a people determined to ruin the next generation will refuse such Federal funds as public education may require" (Lines 10-11, Para. 3)?
A) Only by appropriating adequate Federal funds for education can the next generation have a bright future.
B) Citizens of all parts of the country agree that the best way to support education is to use Federal funds.
C) people all over the country should make contributions to education in the interest of the next generation.
D) Educated people are determined to use part of the Federal funds to help the poor.

Passage Four
Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.

  A new high-performance contact lens under development at the department for applied phys-ics at the University of Heidelberg will not only correct ordinary vision defects but will enhance normal night vision as much as five times, making people's vision sharper than that of cats.

  Bille and his team work with an optical instrument called an active mirror — a device used in astronomical telescopes to spot newly emerging stars and far distant galaxies. Connected to a wave-front sensor that tracks and measures the course of a laser beam into the eye and back, the aluminum mirror detects the deficiencies of the cornea, the transparent protective layer covering the lens of the human eye. The highly precise data from the two instruments — which, Bille hopes, will one day be found at the opticians (眼镜商) all over the world — serve as a basis for the production of completely individualized contact lenses that correct and enhance the wearer's vision.
  By day, Bille's contact lenses will focus rays of light so accurately on the retina (视网膜)that the image of a small leaf or the outline of a far distant tree will be formed with a sharpness that surpasses that of conventional vision aids by almost half a diopter ( 屈光度). At night, the lenses have an even greater potential. "Because the new lens — in contrast to the already existing ones — also works when it's dark and the pupil is wide open," says Bille, "lens wearers will be able to identify a face at a distance of 100 meters" — 80 meters farther than they would normally be able to see. In his experiments night vision was enhanced by an even greater factor: in semi-darkness, test subjects could see up to 15 times better than without the lenses.
  Bille's lenses are expected to reach the market in the year 2000, and one tentative plan is to use the Internet to transmit information on patients' visual defects from the optician to the manufac-turer, who will then produce and mail the contact lenses within a couple of days. The physicist expects the lenses to cost about a dollar a pair, about the same as conventional one-day disposable lenses.

36. The new contact lens is meant for _____________.
A) astronomical observations
B) the night blind
C) those with vision defects
D) optical experiments

37. What do the two instruments mentioned in the second paragraph (Line 5) refer to?
A) The astronomical telescope and the wave-front sensor.
B) The aluminum mirror and the laser beam.
C) The active mirror and the contact lens.
D) The aluminum mirror and the wave-front sensor.

38. Individualized contact lenses (Line 7, Para. 2) are lenses designed _____.
A) to work like an astronomical telescope
B) to suit the wearer's specific needs
C) to process extremely accurate data
D) to test the wearer's eyesight

39. According to Bille, with the new lenses the wearer's vision _____.
A) will be far better at night than in the daytime
B) may be broadened about 15 times than without them
C) can be better improved in the daytime than at night
D) will be sharper by a much greater degree at night than in the daytime

40. Which of the following is true about Bille's lenses?
A) Their production process is complicated.
B) They will be sold at a very low price.
C) They have to be replaced every day.
D) Purchase orders can be made through the Internet.

Part III           Vocabulary          (20 minutes)
Directions: There are 30 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

41. In November 1987 the government _____ a public debate on the future direction of the official sports policy.
A) initiated
B) designated
C) induced
D) promoted

42. I found it difficult to _____ my career ambitions with the need to bring up my children.
A) consolidate
B) amend
C) reconcile
D) Intensify

43. We all enjoy our freedom of choice and do not like to see it_____ when it is within the legal and moral boundaries of society.
A) compacted 
B) restricted
C) dispersed

44. It is fortunate for the old couple that their son's career goals and their wishes for him _____.
A) coincide
B) comply
C) conform
D) collaborate

45. Allen will soon find out that real life is seldom as simple as it is _____ in commercials.
A) permeated
B) alleged
C) depicted
D) drafted

46. Europe's earlier industrial growth was _____ by the availability of key resources, abun-dant and cheap labor, coal, iron ore, etc.
A) constrained
B) detained
C) remained
D) sustained

47. As the trial went on, the story behind the murder slowly _____ itself.
A) convicted
B) released
C) haunted
D) unfolded

48. We’ve just installed a fan to _______ cooking smells from the kitchen.
A) eject
B) exclude
C) expel
D) exile

49. Retirement is obviously a very complex _____ period; and the earlier you start planning for it, the better.
A) transformation
B) transmission
C) transaction
D) transition

50. Mutual respect for territorial _____is one of the bases upon which our two countries develop relationships.
A) unity
B) integrity
C) entirety
D) reliability

51. As one of the youngest professors in the university, Mr. Brown is certainly on the _____ of a brilliant career.
A) porch
B) edge
C) course
D) threshold

52. We work to make money, but it's a _____ that people who work hard and long often do not make the most money.
A) paradox
B) prejudice
C) dilemma
D) conflict

53. The design of this auditorium shows a great deal of _____. We have never seen such a building before.
A) invention
B) illusion
C) originality
D) orientation

54. The damage to my car was _____. in the accident, but I have a lingering fear even today.
A) insufficient
B) ignorant
C) ambiguous
D) negligible

55. Very few people could understand the lecture the professor delivered because its subject was very_____.
A) obscure 
B) indefinite
C) dubious
D) intriguing

56. Diamonds have little _______ value and their price depends almost entirely on their scarcity.
A) intrinsic
B) eternal
C) subtle
D) inherent

57. Doctors are interested in using lasers as a surgical tool in operations on people who are _____ to heart attack.
A) infectious
B) disposed
C) accessible
D) prone

58. Many countries have adopted systems of_____ education in order to promote the average level of education.
A) compulsory
B) cardinal
C) constrained
D) conventional

59. I had eaten Chinese food often, but I could not have imagined how_____ and extravagant a real Chinese banquet could be,
A) prominent
B) fabulous
C) handsome
D) gracious

60. They are _____ investors who always make thorough investigations both on local and international markets before making an investment.
A) implicit
B) conscious
C) cautious
D) indecisive

61. In addition to the rising birthrate and immigration, the _____death rate contributed to the population growth.
A) inclining
B) increasing
C) declining
D) descending

62. Because of the _____ noise of traffic I couldn't get to sleep last night.
A) prevalent 
B) perpetual
C) provocative
D) progressive

63. Don't let such a _____ matter as this come between us so that we can concentrate on the major issue.
A) trivial
B) slight
C) partial
D) minimal

64. If you go to the park every day in the morning, you will _____ find him doing physical exercise there.
A) ordinarily 
B) variably
C) logically
D) persistently

65. Although she's a(n) ______talented dancer, she still practices several hours every day.
A) traditionally
B) additionally
C) exceptionally
D) rationally

66. The cut in her hand has healed completely, without leaving a_____.
A) defect
B) sign
C) wound
D) scar

67. The idea is to ______the frequent incidents of collision to test the strength of the wind-shields.
A) assemble
B) simulate
C) accumulate
D) forge

68. Most people in the modem world ______ freedom and independence more than anything else.
A) embody
B) cherish
C) fascinate
D) illuminate

69.1 told him that I would _______ him to act for me while I was away from office..
A) authorize
B) justify
C) rationalize
D) identify

70. Over the past ten years, natural gas production has remained steady, but _____has risen steadily.
A) dissipation
B) disposal
C) consumption
D) expenditure

Part IV         Error Correction       (15 minute)

Directions: This part consists of a short passage. In this passage, there are altogether 10 mistakes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change a word, add a word or delete a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided. If you change a word, cross it out and write the correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark ( ) in the right place and write the missing word in the blank. If you delete a word, cross it out and put a slash (/) in the blank.

 The Seattle Times Company is one newspaper firm that
has recognized the need for change and done something about
it. In the newspaper industry, papers must reflect the diversity
of the communities to which they provide information.
It must reflect that diversity with their news coverage or risk S1.____________
losing their readers' interest and their advertisers' support.
Operating within Seattle, which has 20 percents racial S2. ___________
minorities, the paper has put into place policies an
d procedures for hiring and maintain a diverse workforce. The S3. __________
underlying reason for the change is that for information to be
fair, appropriate, and subjective, it should be reported by the S4. ____________
same kind of population that reads it.
A diversity committee composed of reporters, editors, and
photographers meets regularly to value the Seattle Times’ S5. ____________
content and to educate the rest of the newsroom staff about
diversity issues. In an addition, the paper instituted a content S6. ____________
audit (审查) that evaluates the frequency and manner of
representation of woman and people of color in photographs. S7. _____________
Early audits showed that minorities were pictured far too
infrequently and were pictured with a disproportion
ate number of negative articles. The audit results from S8. _____________
improvement in the frequency of majority representation and S9. _____________
their portrayal in neutral or positive situations. And, with a S10. ____________
result, the Seattle Times has improved as a newspaper.
The diversity training and content audits helped the Seattle
Times Company to win the Personnel Journal Optimal Award
for excellence in managing change.

Part V
Writing Changes on State-owned Houses and Private Houses of China

Part I. Listening Comprehension

1-10 D B A C A D C C B A
11-20 C B C B D D D A B C

Part II Reading Comprehension
21. C 22.A 23. D 24. C 25. C
26. B 27. C 28. D 29. A 30. A
31. B 32. B 33. B 34. A 35. C
36. C 37. D 38. B 39. D 40. B

Part III Vocabulary
41. A 42. C 43. B 44. A 45. C 46. D 47. D 48. C 49. D 50. B
51. D 52. A 53. C 54. D 55. A 56. A 57. D 58. A 59. C 60. C
61. C 62. B 63. A 64. B 65. C 66. D 67. B 68. B 69. A 70. C

Part IV Error Correction
S1. it->they
S2. percents->percent
S3. maintain->maintaining
S4. subjective->objective
S5. meets-> meet
S6. 去掉an___
S7. woman->women
S8. from-> in
S9. majority->minority
S10. with->as

Part V. 参考例文
                                             Ownership of Houses in a Big City in China
    As can be seen from the chart, ownership of houses in Beijing has significantly changed in the 1990s. In 1990, 75 percent of the houses were state-owned. Five years later, the ratio of state-owned houses to private ones was 60 to 40. But from then on, the ownership changed dramatically and by the end of the century, 80 percent of houses were private.
    There might have been two main reasons. One of the reasons was the policy of the government. In the 1990s, China carried on with its reform policy and the government called for privatization of the sate-owned estate. But it took time for the reform to come into effect. But from 1995 on when people have recognized its significance, the reformation took bigger steps. Another reason was that the people were getting better off and they could afford buying their own houses.
    Such changes have had great impact on individuals as well as the society. On one hand, the individuals must save money to buy an apartment or to pay the mortgage. On the other hand, a heaven burden has been taken off the government so that it can take more effective measures to improve people’s life.



Section A

Question 1
W: Raise your head a little bit and hold the saddle and smile a little. You look wonderful posing like that. Shall I crack the shutter? Shall I press the shutter?
M: Wait a minute. Let me put on a cowboy hat.
[Q] What are the speakers doing?


Question 2
M: I'm still waiting for my sister to come back and type the application letter for me.
W: Why bother her. I'll show you how to use the computer. It's quite easy.
[Q] What does the woman mean?


Question 3
M: Hey, where did you find the journal? I need it, too.
W: Right here on the shelf. Don't worry, John. I'll take it out on my card for both of us.
[Q] What does the woman mean?


Question 4
M: Thank you for your helpful assistance. Otherwise, I'd surely have missed it. The place is so out of the way.
W: It was a pleasure meeting you. Good bye!
[Q] Why did the man thank the woman?


Question 5
W: We are informed that the eleven thirty train is late again.
M: Why did the railway company even bother to print a schedule?
[Q] What do we learn from the conversation?


Question 6
M:Maybe I ought to subscribe to the Engineering Quarterly. It contains a lot of useful information.
W: Why not read it in the library and save some money?
[Q] What is the woman's advice to the man?

M:我可能会订阅Engineering Quarterly(一种季刊杂志),因为这种杂志里有很多有用的信息。

Question 7
M: I've been waiting all week for this concert. The performance is said to be excellent and with a student's discount, the tickets will be really cheap. Student discount
W: Ah-huh. I'm afraid I left my Student ID card in the dorm.
[Q] What does the woman imply?


Question 8
M: Mr. Smith, our history professor, announced we would be doing two papers and three exams this semester. I wonder how I'm going to pull through when two other courses have similar requirements.
W: Well, can't you drop one course and pick it up next semester?
[Q] What does the woman suggest the man do?


Question 9
W: Renting a Conference Room at the hotel will cost us too much. We are already running in the red
M: How about using our dining room for the meeting?
[Q] What's worrying the woman?


Question 10
W: Jerry, can you pick me up after work today? I left my car at the garage.
M: I'm afraid I can't. I have scheduled an appointment with a client at dinner time.
[Q] What is the man going to do?


Section B

Passage One
  A few months ago, millions of people in London heard alarms all over the town. The Emergency Emergency services, the Fire Departments, the Police, hospitals, and ambulances stood by, ready to go into action. In railway underground stations, people read notices and maps which told them where to go and what to do in the emergency. This was Exercise Flood Call, to prepare people for a flood emergency. London wasn't flooded yet, but it is possible that it would be. In 1236 and in 1663, London was badly flooded. In 1928, people living in Westminster, the heart of London, drowned in floods. And in 1953, one hundred people, living on the eastern edge of the London suburbs were killed, again, in the floods. At last, Greater London Council took actions to prevent this disaster from happening again. Though a flood wall was built in the 1960s, Londoners still must be prepared for the possible disaster. If it happens, 50 underground stations will be under water. Electricity, gas and phone services will be out of action. Roads will be drowned. It will be impossible to cross any of the bridges between north and south London. Imagine: London will look like the famous Italian city, Venice. But this Exercise Flood Call didn't cause panic among Londoners. Most people knew it was just a warning. One lady said, "It's a flood warning, isn't it? The water doesn't look high to me."

Question 11: What happened in London a few months ago?
Question 12: What measure was taken against floods in London in the 1960s?
Question 13: What can we learnt from the lady's comment?

Passage Two

  America's national symbol, the bald eagle, almost went extinct twenty years ago, but it has made a comeback. In fact, the U.S. Fish and Wild Life Service is considering the possibility of taking it off the Endangered Species List. Once, more than fifty hundred pairs of bald eagles nested across the country, but by 1960 that number had fallen below four hundred. The chief killer was the widely used DDT. Fish, soaked up DDT, died, and were washed up on shores, where bald eagles feasted on them.DDT prevented eagle egg shells from thickening. The shells became so thin that they shattered before the babies hatched. Fortunately, in 1972, a law was passed to ban DDT, which saved the bald eagle from total wipeout. And since then wild life biologists had reintroduced bald eagles from Canada to America. The result was that last year U.S. bird watchers counted eleven thousand six hundred and ten bald eagles in the country.If it were dropped from the Endangered Species List, the bald eagle would still be a threatened species. That means the bird would continue to get the same protection. No hunting allowed, and no disturbing of nests. But bald eagles still face tough times. The destruction of their natural homes could be the next DDT causing eagle numbers to drop quickly.

Question 14: What was the main harmful effect of the pests killer DDT on bald eagles?
Question 15: What measure did the wild life biologist take to increase the number of bald eagles?
Question 16: According to the speaker, what is the possible danger facing bald eagles?

Passage Three

  If the earth gets hotter in the new century, what will happen to animals and the plants which animals depend on for survival? The question offers another way of looking at the "Greenhouse Effect".People have talked about the general problem of "Global Warming" for some time. But they were usually worried about things like whether to buy a home on the coast. Biologists and other scientists turn their attention to plants and animals at an important meeting that took place last October. They were reviewed evidence that plants and animals are sensitive to climate. Since the Ice Age ended ten thousand years ago and warmer temperatures returned to the northern latitudes, many species have migrated north. If the predictions about the Greenhouse are correct, temperatures will rise by the same amount in the next one hundred years as they did in the past ten thousand. Will animals and plants be able to adapt that quickly to change in the environment? Many won't. Certain species will probably become very rare. Experts say plants under climate stress will be very open to disease and fire. Forest fires may become more common. That, in turn, man harm animals that depend on the trees for food will for shelter. Any preserves we set up to protect endangered species may become useless as the species are forced to migrate along with their natural homes. Change is a part of life, but rapid change, says scientist George Woodwell, is the enemy of life.

Question 17: What is the concern of ordinary people about the "Greenhouse Effect"?
Question 18: What has happened since the end of the ICE AGE?
Question 19: What will be a possible threat to plants in the future?
Question 20: According to the passage, what will probably happen to the endangered species?








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    教师: 进入昂立教育的教师博客 班级:
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    学员感想: 本来自己还在犹豫要不要报四级,直到那次听到哥哥报了保过班考了1次四级过了,我陪他来到昂立拿他的奖学金,哥哥劝我也报名试试,想了下结果就不再纠结马上报了名,想看看经过自己的努力是否也能通过这次的考试,要不是哥哥的鼓励,也不会让我有决心。由于自己是中专生,不像高中生,他们有三年的英语基础,自己却没有,想想还真有点怕自己会有心无力。这三个月需要比别人更努力,才能达成自己的目标,没想到这一次,就能通过四级考到理想成绩。谢谢老师们!

    学员寄语: 我是怎么学习的 听力 1.听力这方面我是能听的出单词,但是却不知道怎么拼,看来问题还是在于对单词的不熟悉,听力老师在每节课都会在PPT上打出各种场景词,在课堂上会把这些场景词抄在自己的笔记本上,然后在作业本上再抄三遍,自己再拿出纸来,写下英文默中文,写下中文默英文,周而复始。就算在大学里学习再繁忙,也会在晚上抽出时间来复习。2.每天都会抽出1到2小时用来复习听力,用电脑把听力的句子一遍遍反复的听,这样考试就不会紧张了。3.老师建议背些短语,和固定搭配,所以特地买了本书,反复的进行复习。贵在坚持,加油! 阅读 阅读这方面很有体会,刚开始的时候,老师发下来的卷子我看了真是头晕啊,一是单词不是很清楚它的意思,二是看到选项更本就不知道选什么,一篇文章要看好久。阅读老师还会叫到我回答问题,每次起来回答的答案都会有错的,好丢脸啊~只好当着全班同学的面只得承认自己看不懂,不知道要选什么。每个星期都会有5篇阅读,在看的过程中用笔划下来,一篇文章看下来,会看到很多的线,一条一条的,有的是卷子后面题目出现的生词,有的不是,把那些生词再抄到一本本子上,以便于拿出来复习一下,背背。在后面的几节课中,我们一边做题目,老师会一边讲方法,那就是定位,果然这样,正确率是大大的提高了。好开心! 词汇 单词是考试做题的核心,不认识单词就不知道句子的意思。所以这样做是很关键的每次上课的时候词汇老师就会带着我们先把单词读一遍,然后告诉我们哪些是五星单词哪些是三角单词,哪些是叉叉掉的,叉掉的不是超纲的就是不属于四级的词汇,这样就方便多咯~在课上老师会找不同的方法,好让我们记住他的意思。2.回家的复习也是必要的,会把今天所讲的五星单词抄三遍,然后再把今天所讲的三角词汇总结到自己的笔记本上,每天坚持不断的进行复习,晚上睡觉前,还会把单词再看遍。 其他: 经过在这三个月的学习,有父母家人的支持,哥哥对我的成功有很大的推动力;有老师的鼓励,每次下课时老师都会说只要有不懂得问题可以通过各种联系方式向老师提问;有同学的互相互助,觉得这次来读书很值得。所以在考试中自己的信心增加百倍,取得了好的成绩!
    姓名:陈苗 成绩:503
    教师:许慜 周秀婷 王如卿 进入昂立教育的教师博客 班级:
    为这位同学的心得“加一分” 给“昂立口译”和《译述》杂志留言,我的学员心得
    学员感想: “一分耕耘一分收获”。相信自己,一切皆有可能!!!

    学员寄语: 听力 1:紧跟老师的步伐,不掉队。上课竖起耳朵尽最大努力听懂,就算没听懂也不放弃,听力这个东西是循序渐进的心态一定得好。另外一定在听得时候要静下心来,专心。上课时候专心跟着老师的节奏,通常老师们上课讲完的东西,下课后回家一定要找时间温故。2:老师布置的课后作业一定要按时完成。并且要上心点,做完后不要急着去找答案。没听懂的要不断地听,直到自己听出来为止。要给自己压力和信心。3:学习新的听力的同时,也要不断温故已经听过的听力,看自己是否还能听得出来,要在做完题后反思,题不是做得越多越好,而是要在做过的题中找到不足,并积极改正。4:在我准备cet4期间,我的MP3里没有一首中文歌,为了提高自己,我通常都是放了听力资料(真题听力)还有一些英文歌。学习累的时候听听英文歌轻松一下,也是在学习。 阅读 都说英语的听力是最容易提高的,而阅读则是比较难得到长进的。今天我可以说,阅读完全可以和听力一样得到大幅度提高。首先,要有越挫越勇的心态。在我没有上考场之前,不管是在昂立课堂上还是我回到家自己做阅读题,好的时候我做下来可以对个一两个,最糟糕的时候很多,经常全军覆没。这时候,如果你放弃,那就完蛋了。你必须征服它。对于我来说,因为听力是个很大的问题,所以在别的地方我需要把分数拉回来。那么阅读就是最好的拉分项。我很感谢周秀婷老师,她的阅读方法我十分受益。在之前我在阅读方面会很迷茫。但是做阅读还是很有技巧的,我是一步步跟着老师走的。老师上课的时候会讲一些文章和做题方法,我就会做笔记,回家试着用这些方法做题,是非常有效果的。老师发下来的阅读资料我都是很认真的做完的,因为培训时间是有限的,老师通常都是讲一部分习题,那么就是还剩下很多题目,一般我都抽出时间把它做完,走在老师前面,这样老师讲课的时候我就加深了印象。找出我之前做错,或者不解的原因了。在考试前的一个月里,我除了老师发下来的资料,我又找到了很多关于阅读的练习题,我每天都会给自己定个计划,把它完成。虽然平时看起来效果似乎并不显著,但最后的结果却见证了努力是有回报的。阅读部分拿到了199分。 词汇 我最喜欢上王如卿老师的词汇课呢。背单词的确是一个特别痛苦的过程,可是又是十分重要的过程。词汇就相当于树根,只有树根好了,扎实了,才能茁壮成长为茂密的苍天大树。因为老师风趣幽默的讲解,所以我在课堂上能当即消化很多单词。课后,在家也会不断巩固。单词这个东西,需要一轮一轮的温故。我背单词,都是在背新的时候,在遮掩着以前背的,然后在脑海里回忆能不能知道它什么意思。二遍重点复习。每天必须坚持给自己定个计划,每天背多少单词,每天拿出多少时间温故在cet4中,并不需要你死记硬背这些单词,你要做的是你看到这个单词,你要认识它。毕竟要真正写出单词的时候只是作文和复合式听写。大部分需要你认识。 其他: 好好体会老师教的那些做题技巧。更主要的是动手动脑动嘴。这样学习起来才不会累。听力是多听多开口跟读,阅读是技巧加做题实践,作文我觉得最简单,只要背几个万能模板就好,词汇是持之以恒的坚持不懈和温故而知新。完型就是要不断在做题中记忆。
    姓名:钱炜盛 成绩:447
    教师:周秀婷 许慜 王如卿 进入昂立教育的教师博客 班级:
    为这位同学的心得“加一分” 给“昂立口译”和《译述》杂志留言,我的学员心得
    学员感想: 说起这次通过英语四级,我真的感觉像是做梦一样,不可思议,我过了?对!我过了!这是我看到自己的成绩第一个想法。先说说自己的情况,初中不喜欢英文,不好好的上课,英语总是60分与不及格徘徊,中专的时候,不夸张的说,没有背过一个英文单词,对于英语该用什么词来形容,应该是厌恶。进入大学,心想终于摆脱了英语,可惜上帝还是很关心我,让我得知了,专升本的话必须要通过英语四级,于是,这个噩梦再一次的缠上了我,大一一次,大二两次,分别是365、360、392,到了大三了,我无奈了,彻底对这个英语失望了,后来我报了昂立保过班,忽然间它就感觉像是自己的救命稻草,通过自己的努力,再加上老师们的课程复习指点,这一次我通过了英语四级这个魔咒!

    学员寄语: 听力 听力是我最看重的,因为我始终认为一门语言最重要的就是听懂,只有听懂了才能真正去去理解一门语言的内涵。第一节课的时候,许慜老师就给我们听真题,课后还发真题听力填空。听力的复习其实说简单可以很简单,就是听懂,听懂句子,听懂每一个单词,如果一个人的发音够标准,他的听力一定不会差,这是我在上课期间最常听到的话。 首先我们从单词开始,单词部分我们背单词的时候就要注意,注意单词的读音,自己要跟读,必须要跟读,只有去亲身感受了发音,自己才会在考试真题中认得他,其次,就是句子,拿出近5年的四级听力真题,一遍遍的去听,一句句的去复述,这个行为是我们在课上必须做的事,我们很多人都有这样的习惯,听到一句句子,第一个反应是去翻译它,而不是用英文的角度去理解它,所以复述是个很重要的事情。最为重要的我认为的就是真题,真题是唯一的办法,拿出真题,认真的去做,课后作业必须认真的去完成,上课笔记认真复习,那些都是考试的精华。听力,对于我来说,就是多听,多跟读,多做题,听熟了每一篇内容,这才是王道!顺便说一句,建议在考试那一天,早点起床,带上耳机听一套或者两套真题,唤醒自己的耳朵。 阅读 阅读,最为重要的就是两篇阅读理解,一共10道题,对于英语四级来说,也是决定成败的一个部分。英语阅读一直对我来说,是个挑战,我选的答案往往不是编题者设计的答案,时常自己在抱怨,到底是哪里出了问题,是自己想法太多,还是考试内容有问题。我记得第一天第一节就是阅读课,我们的老师是周秀婷,她让我们感受到其实做阅读也别有一番味道,阅读并没有我们所谓的枯燥,在做阅读的同时可以顺便了解很多人文知识。我认为,做阅读,同样也是要拿真题当练习,很多人在抱怨为什么我们该怎么背单词,拿一本超级厚的词汇书背?其实,我们在做阅读的时候其实就是在不经意间背进了单词,总有些许单词是阅读里的高频词汇,那些词汇就必须要熟记。在课程中,通过周老师的带领,我们学习了如何去找一道题的题干,找到真正重要的部分,我们为什么会经常做错题目,就是因为我们总是被那些浮夸的装饰词蒙蔽了双眼,总是会想多,固然我们会做错题,所以,题干最重要。 词汇 词汇是考试的基础,拥有一定的单词量才能去面对四级考试。在昂立保过班报名的时候,备书里有一本小册子,英语四级高频词汇,必须熟记那一小册的所有单词,那些都是出现率最高的单词,有些人说,背单词没用的,但是如果你不背单词的话,你就没用了。平时,我总会花大约2~3小时去背单词,拼写,读音,一个个去记,有时会很枯燥,很苦恼,但也在背单词的同时丰富了自己的想象力,你可以把乏味的内容想象成自己好理解的内容。我们的词汇老师是王如卿,只能说,她的确能够抓住同学的心思,上课很生动,我们感觉都很nice,一本相对来说比较厚的词汇书,在她的带领下,我们不知不觉就把它攻占下来了。熟记每个高频词汇,记清每个单词的读音,同时也要记住熟词异义。背单词没有所谓的技巧,只有勤奋俩字。
    姓名:刘丽娜 成绩:
    教师:孙焕奂 袁美洁 杨芳 进入昂立教育的教师博客 班级:四级保过班
    为这位同学的心得“加一分” 给“昂立口译”和《译述》杂志留言,我的学员心得
    学员感想: 老师们都风趣幽默,有着非常适合的教学方式,在这里学习的日子,我收获很多,同时感谢老师们对我的照顾和帮助。

    姓名:顾雨昕 成绩:
    教师:孙焕奂 袁美洁 杨芳 进入昂立教育的教师博客 班级:四级保过班
    为这位同学的心得“加一分” 给“昂立口译”和《译述》杂志留言,我的学员心得
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