2008 年英语专业八级考试试题附听力 mp3 PART I SECTION A LISTENING COMPREHENSION (35 MIN) MINI -LECTURE
In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening, take notes on the important points. You notes will not be market, but you will need them to complete a gap-filling task for after the mini- lecture. When the lecture is over, you will be given two minutes to check your notes, and another ten minutes to complete the gap-filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Use the blank sheet for note- tanking. SECTION B INTERVIEW
In this section 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. Questions 1 to 5 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 10 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now listen to the interview
  1. Mary doesn't seem to favour the idea of a new airport because A. the existing airports are to be wasted B. more people will be encouraged to travel. C. more oil will be consumed. D. more airplanes will be purchased.
  2. Which of the following is NOT mentioned by Mary as a potential disadvantage? A. More people in the area. C. Waste of land. B. Noise and motorways. D. Unnecessary travel.

  3. Freddy has cited the following advantages for a new airport EXCEPT A. more job opportunities. economy. C. road construction, area. B. vitality to the local
D. presence of aircrew in the

  4. Mary thinks that people dont need to do much travel nowadays as a result of A. less emphasis on personal contact. B. advances in modern telecommunications. C. recent changes in peoples concepts. D. more potential damage to the area
  5. We learn from the conversation that Freddy is Marys ideas, A. strongly in favour of C. strongly against SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST B. mildly in favour of D. mildly against
In this section you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your coloured answer sheet. Question 6 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
  6. What is the main idea of the news item? A. A new government was formed after Sundays elections. B. The new government intends to change the welfare system. C. The Social Democratic Party founded the welfare system. D. The Social Democratic Party was responsible for high unemployment.
Questions 7 and 8 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.Now listen to the news.
  7. The tapes of the Apollo-11 mission were first stored in A. a U.S. government archives warehouse. B. a NASA ground tracking station. C. the Goddard Space Flight Centre. D. none of the above places.
  8. What does the news item say about Richard Nafzger? A. He is assigned the task to look for the tapes. B. He believes that the tapes are probably lost. C. He works in a NASA ground receiving site. D. He had asked for the tapes in the 1970s. Questions 9 and 10 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.Now listen to the news.
  9. The example in the news item is cited mainly to show A. that doctors are sometimes professionally incompetent B. that in cases like that hospitals have to pay huge compensations. C. that language barriers might lower the quality of treatment. D. that language barriers can result in fatal consequences.
  10. According to Dr. Flores, hospitals and clinics A. have seen the need for hiring trained interpreters. B. have realized the problems of language barriers. C. have begun training their staff to be bilinguals.
D. have taken steps to provide accurate diagnosis. PART II READING COMPREHENSION (30 MIN)
In this section there are four reading passages followed by a total of 20 multiple-choice questions. Read the passages and then mark your answers on your coloured answer sheet。 TEXT A At the age of 16, Lee Hyuk Joons life is a living hell. The South Korean 10th grader gets up at 6 in the morning to go to school, and studies most of the day until returning home at 6 p.m. After dinner, its time to hit the books again?at one of Seouls many so-called cram schools. Lee gets back home at 1 in the morning, sleeps less than five hours, then repeats the routine?five days a week. Its a grueling schedule, but Lee worries that it may not be good enough to get him into a top university. Some of his classmates study even harder. South Koreas education system has long been highly competitive. But for Lee and the other 700,000 high-school sophomores in the country, high-school studies have gotten even more intense. Thats because South Korea has conceived a new college-entrance system, which will be implemented in 20
  08. This years 10th graders will be the first group evaluated by the new admissions standard, which places more emphasis on grades in the three years of high school and less on nationwide SAT-style and other selection tests, which have traditionally determined which students go to the elite colleges. The change was made mostly to reduce what the government says is a growing education gap in the country: wealthy students go to the best colleges and get the best jobs, keeping the children of poorer families on the social margins. The aim is to reduce the importance of costly tutors and cram schools, partly to help students enjoy a more normal high-school life. But the new system has had the opposite effect. Before, students didnt worry too much about their grade-point averages; the big challenge was beating he standardized tests as high-school seniors. Now students are competing against one another over a three-year period, and every midterm and final test is crucial. Fretful parents are relying even more heavily on tutors and cram schools to help their children succeed. Parents and kids have sent thousands of angry online letters to the Education Ministry complaining that the new admissions standard is setting students against each other. "One can succeed only when others fail,” as one parent said.
Education experts say that South Koreas public secondary-school system is foundering, while private education is thriving. According to critics, the countrys high schools are almost uniformly mediocre?the result of an egalitarian government education policy. With the number of elite schools strictly controlled by the government, even the brightest students typically have to settle for ordinary schools in their neighbourhoods, where the curriculum is centred on average students. To make up for the mediocrity, zealous parents send their kids to the expensive cram schools. Students in affluent southern Seoul neighbourhoods complain that the new system will hurt them the most. Nearly all Korean high schools will be weighted equally in the college-entrance process, and relatively weak students in provincial schools, who may not score well on standardized tests, often compile good grade-point averages. Some universities, particularly prestigious ones, openly complain that they cannot select the best students under the new system because it eliminates differences among high schools. Theyve asked for more discretion in picking students by giving more weight to such screening tools as essay writing or interviews. President Roh Moo Hyun doesnt like how some colleges are trying to circumvent the new system. He recently criticized "greedy" universities that focus more on finding the best students than faying to "nurture good students". But amid the crossfire between the government and universities, the countrys 10th graders are feeling the stress. On online protest sites, some are calling themselves a “cursed generation” and “mice in a lab experiment”. It all seems a touch melodramatic, but thats the South Korean school system.
  11. According to the passage, the new college-entrance system is designed to A. require students to sit for more college-entrance tests. B. reduce the weight of college-entrance tests. C. select students on their high school grades only. D. reduce the number of prospective college applicants.
  12. What seems to be the effect of introducing the new system? A. The system has given equal opportunities to students.
B. The system has reduced the number of cram schools. C. The system has intensified competition among schools. D. The system has increased students study load.
  13. According to critics, the popularity of private education is mainly the result of A. the governments egalitarian policy. of schools: C. curriculums of average quality. education. B. insufficient number
D. low cost of private

  14. According to the passage, there seems to be disagreement over the adoption of the new system between the following groups EXCEPT A. between universities and the government. B. between school experts and the government. C. between parents and schools. D. between parents and the government.
  15. Which of the following adjectives best describes the authors treatment of the topic? A. Objective. Negative. TEXT B Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones was a teenager before he saw his first cow in his first field. Born in Jamaica, the 47-year-old grew up in inner-city Birmingham before making a career as a television producer and launching his own marketing agency. But deep down he always nurtured every true Englishmans dream of a rustic life, a dream that his entrepreneurial wealth has allowed him to satisfy. These days hes the owner of a thriving 12-hectare farm in deepest Devon with cattle, sheep and pigs. His latest business venture: pushing his brand of Black Fanner gourmet sausages and barbecue sauces. “My background may be very urban,” says Emmanuel-Jones. “But it has given me a good idea of what other urbanites want.” B. Positive. D. Biased. C.
And of how to sell it. Emmanuel-Jones joins a herd of wealthy fugitives from city life who are bringing a new commercial know-how to British farming. Britains burgeoning farmers markets -numbers have doubled to at least 500 in the last five years?swarm with specialty cheesemakers, beekeepers or organic smallholders who are redeploying the business skills they learned in the city. "Everyone in the rural community has to come to terms with the fact that things have changed." Says Emmanuel-Jones. "You can produce the best food in the world, but if you dont know how to market it, you are wasting your time. We are helping the traditionalists to move on." The emergence of the new class of superpeasants reflects some old yearnings. If the British were the first nation to industrialize, they were also the first to head back to the land. "There is this romantic image of the countryside that is particularly English," says Alun Howkins of the University of Sussex, who reckons the population of rural England has been rising since 19
  11. Migration into rural areas is now running at about 100,000 a year, and the hunger for a taste of the rural life has kept land prices buoyant even as agricultural incomes tumble. About 40 percent of all farmland is now sold to "lifestyle buyers" rather than the dwindling number of traditional farmers, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Whats new about the latest returnees is their affluence and zeal for the business of producing quality foods, if only at a micro-level. A healthy economy and surging London house prices have helped to ease the escape of the would-be rustics. The media recognize and feed the fantasy. One of the big TV hits of recent years, the "River Cottage" series, chronicled the attempts of a London chef to run his own Dorset farm. Naturally, the newcomers cant hope to match their City salaries, but many are happy to trade any loss of income for the extra job satisfaction. Who cares if theres no six-figure annual bonus when the land offers other incalculable compensations? Besides, the specialist producers can at least depend on a burgeoning market for their products. Todays eco-aware generation loves to seek out authentic ingredients. "People like me may be making a difference in a small way," Jan McCourt, a onetime investment banker now running his own 40-hectare spread in the English Midlands stocked with rare breeds.Optimists see signs of far-reaching change: Britain isnt
catching up with mainland Europe; its leading the way. “Unlike most other countries, where artisanal food production is being eroded, here it is being recovered," says food writer Matthew Fort. “It may be the mark of the next stage of civilization that we rediscover the desirability of being a peasant.” And not an investment banker.
  16. Which of the following details of Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones is INCORRECT? A. He was born and brought up in Birmingham. B. He used to work in the television industry. C. He is wealthy, adventurous and aspiring. D. He is now selling his own quality foods.
  17. Most importantly, people like Wilfred have brought to traditional British farming A. knowledge of farming. B. knowledge of brand names. C. knowledge of lifestyle. D. knowledge of marketing,
  18. Which of the following does NOT contribute to the emergence of a new class of farmers? A. Strong desire for country life. B. Longing for greater wealth, C. Influence of TV productions. D. Enthusiasm for quality food business.
  19.
 

相关内容

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 ...

2001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 (2001) -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6月大学英语四级听力原文+试题+答案+mp3

   2008 年 6 月大学英语四级听力原文 试题 答案 月大学英语四级听力原文+试题 答案+mp3 试题+答案 MP3 下载地址:http://club.topsage.com/thread-252742-1-1.html 下载地址: Section A: 11. Short Conversation: M: Today is a bad day for me. I fell off a step and twisted my ankle. W: Don't worry, usually an ...

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 ...

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 听的目的在于懂,那么,如何衡量自己是否听懂了呢?一个行之有效的方法就是"复述". 我们在听完一个片段后,可将所听的内容重复一遍,如果具有较高的准确度,就说明真正听 懂了;否则需要再听一遍,如果连听几遍还无法较为满意地复述,说明所听内容太难,应予 以更换. 在学习听新闻的初级阶段,我们可以阅读一些大众媒体文献,如报纸,刊物,从中积累一 些新闻用语,一些重要组织的名称如 EEC(Europea ...

2008年英语专业八级考试试题附听力mp3

   2008 年英语专业八级考试试题附听力 mp3 PART I SECTION A LISTENING COMPREHENSION (35 MIN) MINI -LECTURE In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening, take notes on the important points. You notes will not be ma ...

2006年英语专业八级考试试题附听力mp3

   2006 年英语专业八级考试试题附听力 mp3 PART I LISTENING COMPREHENSION(35MIN) SECTION A MINI-LECTURE In this section you sill hear a mini-lecture. You. will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening, take notes on the important points. Your notes will not be mar ...

英语专业八级考试必备资料下载

   2010 年英语专业八级考试必备资料下载 专八考试必备下载汇总(听力,人文,改错,词汇,阅读,真题) 专八考试必备下载汇总(听力,人文,改错,词汇,阅读,真题)更新中 2010 年英语专业八级考试必备资料下载 人文知识 单击左键下载) (按住 ctrl 单击左键下载) 英语专业八级人文知识精讲(共 180 多页 PDF 书)下载 英语专业《英国文学》复习要点 新编英国文学教程 PDF 共约 490 页下载 英国文学与美国文学的重点共 20 多页 WORD 下载 英国文学复习提纲(中文版)WO ...

2008年英语专业四级作文写作分析与讨论

   维普资讯 http://www.cqvip.com J 1 0 8 V l me 5 No7 ( e ilNos ) u .2 0 , ou   , . S ra   .s  S n -   gi   e c i g S N1 3 - 0 2 US   i oUS En l h T a h n ,I S 5 9 8 7 , A s 20 0 8年英螽 享棠 四级作文襄作分析舆封  李 佳  ( 南 大 学 外 固语 学 院英 言 系 ,霎 南 6 0 3   要 吾 5 0 2) 摘 要 : ...

热门内容

超级无敌全的英语谚语

   超级无敌全的英语谚语 A?? A bad beginning makes a bad ending. 恶其始者必恶其终。 A bad bush is better than the open field. 有胜于无。 A bad compromise is better than a good lawsuit. 吃亏的和解也比胜诉强。 A bad conscience is a snake in one's heart. 做贼心虚。 A bad custom is like a good c ...

【免费】初中英语全部时态

   全国最大家教 家教平台 找家教,到阳光 阳光家教网 全国最大家教平台 初中英语全部时态 一 般 现 在 时 A:一般现在时通常表示目前阶段经常发生的动作或存在的状态。 结构: 1)be 动词的第一人称单数为,第三人称单数为,其他人称为。 有一顺口溜体现了它的用法: 我用 am ,你用 are ,is 用于他,她,它, 单数 is,复数 are. 肯定式:主语+ am /is/are +其他 否定式:主语+ am/is/are +not + 其他 疑问式:Am /Is /Are + 主语+ 其 ...

高三英语反意疑问句(附加问句)

   高三英语词法小议反意疑问句(附加问句) 小议反意疑问句(附加问句) He had little idea that it was getting so late, did he? 为什么不用 was it?什么时候小分句与从句的动词对应? 请参看下面的第 11 条规则。 条规则。 -He had little idea that it was getting so late, did he? -Yes.此回答表示 yes, he had little idea 吗? 不是。 Yes, 他知道 ...

英语四级必考高频单词

   本文由mqp217贡献 doc文档可能在WAP端浏览体验不佳。建议您优先选择TXT,或下载源文件到本机查看。 英语四级必考高频单词 1.alter v. 改变,改动,变更 2.burst vi.,n. 突然发生,爆裂 3.dispose vi. 除掉;处置;解决;处理(of) 4.blast n. 爆炸;气流 vi. 炸,炸掉 5.consume v. 消耗,耗尽 6.split v. 劈开;割裂;分裂 a.裂开的 7.spit v. 吐(唾液等);唾弃 8.spill v. 溢出 ...

新目标英语七下Units 11-12练习题

   七年级英语下册 Units 11?12 单元练习题 一. 根据首字母完成单词。 1. Do you like talk s ? 2. I can’t s this hot weather . 3. I like A World . 4. Thanks for j us . 5. What do you think of soap o ? 6. Today it is very hot o ? 7. Here’s some food . What e do you want ? 8. Two ...