www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室
TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (20
  03) -GRADE EIGHTPAPER ONE
TIME LIMIT: 95 MIN
PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN.]
In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your COLORED ANSWER SHEET. ? SECTION A TALK ? Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section. At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now listen to the talk.
?

  1. Which of the following statements about offices is NOT true according to the talk? A. Offices throughout the world are basically alike. ? B. There are primarily two kinds of office layout. ? C. Office surroundings used to depend on company size. ? D. Office atmosphere influences workers' performance. ?
  2. We can infer from the talk that harmonious work relations may have a direct impact on your . ? A. promotion C. management B. colleagues D. union ?
  3. Supposing you were working in a small firm, which of the following would you do when you had some grievances?? A. Request a formal special meeting with the boss. ? B. Draft a formal agenda for a special meeting. ? C. Contact a consultative committee first. ? D. Ask to see the boss for a talk immediately. ?
  4. According to the talk, the union plays the following roles EXCPET . ? A. mediation C. negotiation B. arbitration D. representation ?
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室

  5. Which topic is NOT covered in the talk? A. Role of the union. B. Work relations. ? SECTION B INTERVIEW
C. Company structure. D. Office layout.
Questions 6 to 10 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now listen to the interview. ?
  6. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT about David's personal background? A. He had excellent academic records at school and university. ? B. He was once on a PhD program at Yale University. ? C. He received professional training in acting. ? D. He came from a single-parent family. ?
  7. David is inclined to believe in . ? A. aliens B. UFOs ?
C. the TV character D. government conspiracies

  8. David thinks he is fit for the TV role because of his . ? A. professional training B. personality C. life experience D. appearance

  9. From the interview, we know that at present David feels . ? A. a sense of frustration C. confident but moody B. haunted by the unknown things ? D. successful yet unsatisfied
  10. How does David feel about the divorce of his parents?? A. He feels a sense of anger. B. He has a sense of sadness. ? SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST C. It helped him grow up. D. It left no effect on him.
Question 11 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the question.
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 Now listen to the news. ?
  11. What is the main idea of the news item?? A. US concern over the forthcoming peace talks. ? B. Peace efforts by the Palestinian Authority. ? C. Recommendations by the Mitchell Commission. ? D. Bomb attacks aimed at Israeli civilians. ?? Question 12 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news. ?
  12. Some voters will waste their ballots because . ? A. they like neither candidate B. they are all ill-informed? C. the candidates do not differ much D. they do not want to vote twice ?? Questions 13 to 15 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the questions. Now listen to the news. ?
  13. According to the UN Human Development Report, which is the best place for women in the world?? A. Canada. B. The US. C. Australia. D. Scandinavia.
?
  14. is in the 12th place in overall ranking. ? A. Britain C. Finland B. France D. Switzerland ?
  15. According to the UN report, the least developed country is . ? A. Ethiopia B. Mali C. Sierra Leon D. Central African Republic ??
SECTION D NOTE-TAKING AND GAP-FILLING In this section you will hear a mini lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening to the lecture, take notes on the important points. Your notes
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 will not be marked, but you will need them to complete a 15 minute gap filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE after the mini lecture. Use the blank sheet for note taking.
PART II PROOFREADING & ERROR CORRECTION [15 MIN]
Proofread the given passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO as instructed.
PART III READING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN]
SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION [30 min]? ? In this section there are four reading passages followed by a total of fifteen multiple choice questions. Read the passages and then mark your answers on your Coloured Answer Sheet. TEXT A Hostility to Gypsies has existed almost from the time they first appeared in Europe in the 14th century. The origins of the Gypsies, with little written history, were shrouded in mystery. What is known now from clues in the various dialects of their language, Romany, is that they came from northern India to the Middle East a thousand years ago, working as minstrels and mercenaries, metal smiths and servants. Europeans misnamed them Egyptians, soon shortened to Gypsies. A clan system, based mostly on their traditional crafts and geography, has made them a deeply fragmented and fractious people, only really unifying in the face of enmity from non-Gypsies, whom they call gadje. Today many Gypsy activists prefer to be called Roma, which comes from the Romany word for "man". But on my travels among them most still referred to themselves as Gypsies. ? In Europe their persecution by the gadje began quickly, with the church seeing heresy in their fortune-telling and the state seeing anti-social behavior in their nomadism. At various times they have been forbidden to wear their distinctive bright clothes, to speak their own language, to travel, to marry one another, or to ply their traditional crafts. In some countries they were reduced to slavery-it wasn't until the mid-1800s that Gypsy slaves were freed in Romania. In more recent times the Gypsies were caught up in Nazi ethnic hysteria, and perhaps half a million perished in the Holocaust. Their horses have been shot and the wheels removed from their
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 wagons, their names have been changed, their women have been sterilized, and their children have been forcibly given for adoption to non-Gypsy families. ? But the Gypsies have confounded predictions of their disappearance as a distinct ethnic group, and their numbers have burgeoned. Today there are an estimated 8 to 12 million Gypsies scattered across Europe, making them the continent's largest minority. The exact number is hard to pin down. Gypsies have regularly been undercounted, both by regimes anxious to downplay their profile and by Gypsies themselves, seeking to avoid bureaucracies. Attempting to remedy past inequities, activist groups may overcount. Hundreds of thousands more have emigrated to the Americans and elsewhere. With very few exceptions Gypsies have expressed no great desire for a country to call their own-unlike the Jews, to whom the Gypsy experience is often compared. "Romanestan," said Ronald Lee, the Canadian Gypsy writer, "is where my two feet stand."?
  16. Gypsies are united only when they . ? A. are engaged in traditional crafts B. call themselves Roma? C. live under a clan system D. face external threats ?
  17. In history hostility to Gypsies in Europe resulted in their persecution by all the following EXCEPT . ? A. the Egyptians B. the state? C. the church D. the Nazis

  18. According to the passage, the main difference between the Gypsies and the Jews lies in their concepts of . ? A. language C. identity B. culture D. custom ?? TEXT B I was just a boy when my father brought me to Harlem for the first time, almost 50 years ago. We stayed at the Hotel Theresa, a grand brick structure at 125th Street and Seventh Avenues. Once, in the hotel restaurant, my father pointed out Joe Louis. He even got Mr. Brown, the hotel manager, to introduce me to him, a bit paunchy but still the champ as far as I was concerned. ?
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 Much has changed since then. Business and real estate are booming. Some say a new renaissance is under way. Others decry what they see as outside forces running roughshod over the old Harlem. ? New York meant Harlem to me, and as a young man I visited it whenever I could. But many of my old haunts are gone. The Theresa shut down in 19
  66. National chains that once ignored Harlem now anticipate yuppie money and want pieces of this prime Manhattan real estate. So here I am on a hot August afternoon, sitting in a Starbucks that two years ago opened a block away from the Theresa, snatching at memories between sips of high-priced coffee. I am about to open up a piece of the old Harlem-the New York Amsterdam News-when a tourist asking directions to Sylvia's, a prominent Harlem restaurant, penetrates my daydreaming. He's carrying a book: Touring Historic Harlem. ?? History. I miss Mr. Michaux's bookstore, his House of Common Sense, which was across from the Theresa. He had a big billboard out front with brown and black faces painted on it that said in large letters:" World History Book Outlet on 2,000,000,000 Africans and Nonwhite Peoples. "An ugly state office building has swallowed that space. ? I miss speaker like Carlos Cooks, who was always on the southwest corner of 125th and Seventh, urging listeners to support Africa. Harlem's powerful political electricity seems unplugged-although the streets are still energized, especially by West African immigrants. ? Hardworking southern newcomers formed the bulk of the community back in the 1920s and '30s, when Harlem renaissance artists, writers, and intellectuals gave it a glitter and renown that made it the capital of black America. From Harlem, W. E. B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Zora Hurston, and others helped power America's cultural influence around the world. ? By the 1970s and '80s drugs and crime had ravaged parts of the community. And the life expectancy for men in Harlem was less than that of men in Bangladesh. Harlem had become a symbol of the dangers of inner-city life. ? Now, you want to shout "Lookin' good!"at this place that has been neglected for so long. Crowds push into Harlem USA, a new shopping centre on 125th, where a Disney store shares space with HMV Records, the New York Sports Club, and a nine-screen Magic Johnson theatre complex. Nearb, a Rite Aid drugstore also opened. Maybe part of the reason Harlem seems to be undergoing a rebirth is that it is finally getting what most people take for granted. ? Harlem is also part of an "empowerment zone"-a federal designation aimed at fostering economic growth that will bring over half a billion in federal, state, and local dollars. Just the shells of once elegant old brownstones now can cost several hundred
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 thousand dollars. Rents are skyrocketing. An improved economy, tougher law enforcement, and community efforts against drugs have contributed to a 60 percent drop in crime since 19
  93. ?
  19. At the beginning the author seems to indicate that Harlem . ? A. has remained unchanged all these years? B. has undergone drastic changes? C. has become the capital of Black America? D. has remained a symbol of dangers of inner-city life ?
  20. When the author recalls Harlem in the old days, he has a feeling of . ? A. indifference C. delight B. discomfort D. nostalgia ?
  21. Harlem was called the capital of Black America in the 1920s and '30s mainly because of its . ? A. art and culture C. political enthusiasm B. immigrant population? D. distinctive architecture

  22. From the passage we can infer that, generally speaking, the author . ? A. has strong reservations about the changes B. has slight reservations about the changes? C. welcomes the changes in Harlem D. is completely opposed to the changes ?? TEXT C The senior partner, Oliver Lambert, studied the resume for the hundredth time and again found nothing he disliked about Mitchell Y. McDeere, at least not on paper. He had the brains, the ambition, the good looks. And he was hungry; with his background, he had to be. He was married, and that was mandatory. The firm had never hired an unmarried lawyer, and it frowned heavily on divorce, as well as womanizing and drinking. Drug testing was in the contract. He had a degree in accounting, passed the CPA exam the first time he took it and wanted to be a tax lawyer, which of course was a requirement with a tax firm. He was white, and the firm had never hired a black. They managed this by being secretive and clubbish and never soliciting job applications. Other firms solicited, and hired blacks. This firm recruited, and remained lily white. Plus, the firm was in Memphis, and the top blacks wanted New York or Washington or Chicago. McDeere was a male, and there were
www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 no women in the firm. That mistake had been made in the mid-seventies when they recruited the number one grad from
 

相关内容

2003年英语专业八级全真试题

   www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2003) -GRADE EIGHTPAPER ONE TIME LIMIT: 95 MIN PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN.] In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that ...

2004年英语专业八级全真试题

   www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2004) -GRADE EIGHTPAPER ONE TIME LIMIT: 95 MIN PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN.] In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that ...

2000年英语专业八级全真试题

   www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2000) -GRADE EIGHTPAPER ONE TIME LIMIT: 95 MIN PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN.] In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that ...

2008年英语专业八级全真试题

   www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 2008 年英语专业八级考试真题及答案 答案在: 答案在:第 11 页 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS(2008) ( ) ?GRADE EIGHT? TIME LIMIT: 195MIN PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION (35 MIN) SECTION A MINI -LECTURE In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will h ...

1999年英语专业八级全真试题

   www.tingroom.com 在线英语听力室 TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (1999) -GRADE EIGHTPAPER ONE TIME LIMIT: 95 MIN PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION [40 MIN.] In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that ...

2010年英语专业八级考试大纲

   大家论坛 club.topsage.com 2010 年英语专业八级考试大纲 总 则 国家教委<高等学校英语专业高年级英语教学大纲)规定,高等学校英语专业高年级英语的教 学任务是"继续打好语言基本功,进一步扩大知识面,重点应放在培养英语综合技能,充实 文化知识,提高交际能力上. " 同时,<大纲)也指出, "大纲的执行情况主要通过统一测试进行检查."测试和评分应力求尽 " 快达到标准化和电脑化,使其具有科学性,客观性和可行性. & ...

2006年英语专业四级全真试题

   大耳朵英语 www.ebigear.com 2006 年英语专业四级全真试题(没有听力部分) PART Ⅲ CLOZE There are many superstitions in Britain, but one of the most ( 31 ) held is that it is unlucky to walk under a ladder even if it means (32) the pavement into a busy street! (33) you must p ...

2008年英语专业四级全真试题

   大耳朵英语 www.ebigear.com TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2008) -GRADE FOURTIME LIMIT: 135 MIN PART I DICTATION [15 MIN] Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be done at no ...

英语专业八级听力常用短语汇总【词典级】

   大家网英语专八论坛 a back seat driver 专爱指点司机如何开车的乘客 a big bear hug 抱得很紧 a bit trying 有点苦恼 a cap and gown 毕业典礼的礼服 a cup of Java 一杯咖啡 a dead battery 汽车电瓶没电了 a good shot 照相的取景很出色 a hangover from the old days 遗留下来的老习惯 a knockout 引人注目 a little too tight 紧了一点 a m ...

英语专业八级考试题型分析与应试技巧

   恒星英语学习网 http://www.Hxen 英语专业八级考试题型分析与应试技巧 听力理解(Listening Comprehension) 题型分析与应试技巧 英语专业八级考试的听力理解部分包括四个项目: Section A, Section B, Section C 与 Section D.前三项,考试时间共 20 分钟. Section A:Talk Section B:Conversation or Interview Section C:News Broadcast 以上各项均由 ...

热门内容

七年级上册英语期末复习重点

   重点句型: 1. What’s your name? 你叫什么名字? My name is Gina. 我的名字叫吉娜。 重点句型: 2. What’s your telephone number? 你的电话号码是多少? 3. -Is this your pencil? 这是你的铅笔吗?-Yes, it is./ No, it isn’t. 4. What’s this in English? 这个用英语怎么说? It’s a book. 这是一本书。 5. How do you spell ...

大学英语四级作文常用句型

   大学英语四级作文常用句型 一、~~~ the + ~ est + 名词 + (that) + 主词 + have ever + seen ( known/heard/had/read, etc) ~~~ the most + 形容词 + 名词 + (that) + 主词 + have ever + seen ( known/heard/had/read, etc) 例句:Helen is the most beautiful girl that I have ever seen. 海伦是我所 ...

口语中总用但是想不起来用英语怎么说的话 新东方老师总结的经典 很实用

   口语中总用但是想不起来用英语怎么说的话新东方老师总结的经典很实用 low key 低调 I've been back and forth.我犹豫不定。 squeezed juice 鲜榨的果汁 juice with pulp 带果肉的果汁 side effect 副作用 he can't come to the phone now.他现在不能接电话 herbal tea 花草茶 ready for a refill?我再给你倒一杯吧? I love what u have done with ...

李开复英语演讲PPT两个

   How to Become A Good Speaker KaiKai-Fu Lee Corporate Vice President Microsoft Corporation Why Be a Good Speaker? "The man who can think and does not know how to express what he thinks is at the level of him who cannot think." Pericles Not ...

新视野大学英语听说教程Uint4听力原文

   Uint4 II. Basic Listening Practice Script M: Do you see yourself as a leader or more of a team player? W: Well, it depends on the circumstances. I usually enjoy working as part of a team and helping everyone work together. But if the leadership is ...