英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
2009 年 12 月大学英语六级考试真题
Part Ⅰ Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Should Parents Send Their Kids to Art Classes? You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below.

  1. 现在有不少家长送孩子参加各种艺术班
  2. 对这种做法有人表示支持,也有人并不赞成
  3. 我认为…… Should Parents Send Their Kids to Art Classes? www.cet
  6.net
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning) (15 minutes) Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet
  1. For questions 1-7, choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). For questions 8-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.
Bosses Say “Yes” to Home Work
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
www.cet
  6.net
-1为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
Rising costs of office space, time lost to stressful commuting, and a slow recognition that workers have lives beyond the office?all are strong arguments for letting staff work from home. For the small business, there are additional benefits too?staff are more productive, and happier, enabling firms to keep their headcounts (员工数) and their recruitment costs to a minimum. It can also provide competitive advantage, especially when small businesses want to attract new staff but dont have the budget to offer huge salaries. While company managers have known about the benefits for a long time, many have done little about it, sceptical of whether they could trust their employees to work to full capacity without supervision, or concerned about the additional expenses teleworking policies might incur as staff start charging their home phone bills to the business. Yet this is now changing. When communications provider Inter Tel researched the use of remote working solutions among small and medium sized UK businesses in April this year, it found that 28% more companies claimed to have introduced flexible working practices than a year ago. The UK network of Business Links confirms that it too has seen a growing interest in remote working solutions from small businesses seeking its advice, and claims that as many as 60-70% of the businesses that come through its doors now offer some form of remote working
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -2为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
support to their workforces. Technology advances, including the widespread availability of broadband, are making the introduction of remote working a piece of cake. “If systems are set up properly, staff can have access to all the resources they have in the office wherever they have an internet connection,” says Andy Poulton, e business advisor at Business Link for Berkshire and Wiltshire. “There are some very exciting developments which have enabled this.” One is the availability of broadband everywhere, which now covers almost all of the country (BT claims that, by July,
  99.8% of its exchanges will be broadband enabled, with alternative plans in place for even the most remote exchanges). “This is the enabler,” Poulton says. Yet while broadband has come down in price too, those service providers targeting the business market warn against consumer services masquerading (伪装) as business friendly broadband. “Broadband is available for as little as £15 a month, but many businesses fail to appreciate the hidden costs of such a service,” says Neil Stephenson, sales and marketing director at Onyx Internet, an internet service provider based in the north east of England. “Providers offering broadband for rock bottom prices are notorious for poor service, with regular breakdowns and heavily congested (拥堵的)
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -3为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
networks. It is always advisable for businesses to look beyond the price tag and look for a business only provider that can offer more reliability, with good support.” Such services don t cost too much?quality services can be found for upwards of £30 a month. www.cet
  6.net The benefits of broadband to the occasional home worker are that they can access email in real time, and take full advantage of services such as internet based backup or even internet based phone services. www.cet
  6.net Internet based telecoms, or VoIP (Voice over IP) to give it its technical title, is an interesting tool to any business supporting remote working. Not necessarily because of the promise of free or reduced price phone calls (which experts point out is misleading for the average business), but because of the sophisticated voice services that can be exploited by the remote worker?facilities such as voicemail and call forwarding, which provide a continuity of the company image for customers and business partners. By law, companies must “consider seriously” requests to work flexibly made by a parent with a child under the age of six, or a disabled child under
  18. It was the need to accommodate employees with young children that motivated accountancy firm Wright Vigar to begin promoting teleworking recently. The company, which needed to upgrade its IT infrastructure (基础设施) to provide connectivity with a new,
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -4为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
second office, decided to introduce support for remote working at the same time. Marketing director Jack O Hern explains that the company has a relatively young workforce, many of whom are parents: “One of the triggers was when one of our tax managers returned from maternity leave. She was intending to work part time, but could only manage one day a week in the office due to childcare. By offering her the ability to work from home, we have doubled her capacity?now she works a day a week from home, and a day in the office. This is great for her, and for us as we retain someone highly qualified.” For Wright Vigar, which has now equipped all of its fee earners to be able to work at maximum productivity when away from the offices (whether that s from home, or while on the road), this strategy is not just about saving on commute time or cutting them loose from the office, but enabling them to work more flexible hours that fit around their home life. O Hern says: “Although most of our work is client based and must fit around this, we can t see any reason why a parent can t be on hand to deal with something important at home, if they have the ability to complete a project later in the day.” Supporting this new way of working came with a price, though. Although the firm was updating its systems anyway, the company spent
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -5为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
10-15% more per user to equip them with a laptop rather than a PC, and about the same to upgrade to a server that would enable remote staff to connect to the company networks and access all their usual resources. Although Wright Vigar hasn t yet quantified the business benefits, it claims that, in addition to being able to retain key staff with young families, it is able to save fee earners a substantial amount of “dead” time in their working days. That staff can do this without needing a fixed telephone line provides even more efficiency savings. “With Wi Fi (fast, wireless internet connections) popping up all over the place, even on trains, our fee earners can be productive as they travel, and between meetings, instead of having to kill time at the shops,” he adds. The company will also be able to avoid the expense of having to relocate staff to temporary offices for several weeks when it begins disruptive office renovations soon. Financial recruitment specialist Lynne Hargreaves knows exactly how much her firm has saved by adopting a teleworking strategy, which has involved handing her company s data management over to a remote hosting company, Datanet, so it can be accessible by all the company s consultants over broadband internet connections. It has enabled the company to dispense with its business premises altogether, following the realisation that it just didn t need them any
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -6为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
more. “The main motivation behind adopting home working was to increase my own productivity, as a single mum to an 11 year old,” says Hargreaves. “But I soon realised that, as most of our business is done on the phone, email and at off site meetings, we didn t need our offices at all. We re now saving £16,000 a year on rent, plus the cost of utilities, not to mention what would have been spent on commuting.”

  1. What is the main topic of this passage? A) How business managers view hi tech. employers and employees. C) How to cut down the costs of small businesses.D) Benefits of the practice of teleworking.
  2. From the research conducted by the communications provider Inter Tel, we learn that . A) more employees work to full capacity at home B) employees show a growing interest in small businesses C) more businesses have adopted remote working solutions D) attitudes toward IT technology have changed
  3. What development has made flexible working practices possible according to Andy Poulton? A) Reduced cost of telecommunications.B) Improved reliability of internet service.
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -7为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
B) Relations between
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
C) Availability of the VoIP service. D) Access to broadband everywhere.
  4. What is Neil Stephenson s advice to firms contracting internet services? A) They look for reliable business only providers.B) They contact providers located nearest to them. C) They carefully examine the contract.D) They contract the cheapest provider.
  5. Internet based telecoms facilitates remote working by . A) offering sophisticated voice servicesB) giving access to emailing in real time C) helping clients discuss business at homeD) providing calls completely free of charge
  6. The accountancy firm Wright Vigar promoted teleworking initially in order to . A) present a positive image to prospective customers B) support its employees with children to take care of C) attract young people with IT expertise to work for it D) reduce operational expenses of a second office
  7. According to marketing director Jack O Hern, teleworking enabled the company to . A) enhance its market image B) reduce recruitment costs C) keep highly qualified staffD) minimise its office space
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -8为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载

  8. Wright Vigar s practice of allowing for more flexible working hours not only benefits the company but helps improve employees .
  9. With fast, wireless internet connections, employees can still be while traveling.
  10. Single mother Lynne Hargreaves decided to work at home mainly to .
Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension (35 minutes) Section A www.cet
  6.net 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) They would rather travel around than stay at home. B) They prefer to carry cash when traveling abroad. C) They usually carry many things around with them. D) They don t like to spend much money on traveling.
  12. A) The selection process was a little unfair.B) He had long dreamed
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net -9为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
英语六级考试网 www.cet
  6.net
为您备考英语六级考试提供助力 更多资料下载
of the dean s position. C) Rod was eliminated in the selection process.D) Rod was in charge of the admissions office.
  13. A) Applause encourages the singer. B) She regrets paying for the concert. C) Almost everyone loves pop music.D) The concert is very impressive.
  14. A) They have known each other since their schooldays. B) They were both chairpersons of the Students Union. C) They
 

相关内容

2009年12月大学英语六级考试真题及答案[1]

   恒星英语学习网 http://www.hxen.com 2009 年 12 月大学英语六级考试真题及答案 Part Ⅰ Writing (30 minutes) Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Should Parents Send Their Kids to Art Classes? You should write at least 150 word ...

2009年6月大学英语四级考试真题及答案下载

   2009 年 6 月英语四级考试真题与答案 月英语四 真题: Part I Writing (30 minutes) Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minute to write a short essay on the topic of students selecting their lectures. You should write at least 120 words following the outline give ...

2008年12月大学英语四级考试真题

   2008 年 12 月大学英语四级考试真题 Part I Writing (30 minutes) ) Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Limiting the Use of Disposable Plastic Bag. You should write at least 150 words following the outline given be ...

2007年12月大学英语四级考试试题及答案

   ★★★★★ 2007 年 12 月四级考试真题 Part Ⅰ Writing (30 minutes) 注意:此部分试题在答题卡 1 上。 Part Ⅱ Rading comprehension (Skimming and scanning) (15minutes) Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passsage quickly and answer the questions on Ans ...

2006年12月大学英语四级考试试题及答案

   本试题由大学生电脑主页【www.dxsdiannao.com】友情提供,欢迎访问获取更多资料和信息! ★★★★★ 2006 年 12 月 23 日大学英语新四级(CET-4)真题试卷 Part I Writing (30 minutes) 注意: 注意:此部分试题在答题卡 1 上。 Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minute to write a short essay on the topic of students selec ...

2006年12月大学英语六级考试听力真题及答案(旧)

   2006 年 12 月大学英语六级真题试卷 PartⅢ Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) Ⅲ 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 ...

2005年1月大学英语四级考试试题真题及答案

   ★★★★★ 2005 年 1 月大学英语四级考试试题 Part I Section A (20 minutes) Listening Comprehension 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 ...

2009年12月大学英语六级考试真题及答案

   2009 年 12 月大学英语六级考试真题及答案 Part Ⅰ Writing (30 minutes) Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Should Parents Send Their Kids to Art Classes? You should write at least 150 words following the outline give ...

2010年12月大学英语四级考试真题及答案与解析

   2010年12月大学英语四级考试真题 2010年12月大学英语四级考试真题 Part I Writing (30 minutes) Directions: Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled How Should Parents Help Children to Be Independent? You should write at least 150 wor ...

2004年6月大学英语四级真题及答案

   ★★★★★ 2004 年 6 月大学英语四级真题 B 卷 2004 年 6 月大学英语四级试卷 Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) Section A Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversa tion, a question will be asked about what was said. ...

热门内容

英语同源副词的区别

   英语同源副词的区别 赵宝斌 在英语中,某些形容词词形同时也可作副词,但这些形容词还有加后缀-ly 副词的形式,因此这 类词就有两种副词形式,它们在用法上有些可以互换, 有些是有区别,下面笔者对这类词做一 总结。 一般地说,可以互换的这类词,形容词词形的副词表示比较具体的概念, 经常用语口语中, 不太正式;后缀-ly 形式的副词,表示比较抽象的概念,有引申义,并有一定感情色彩,变副词 比较级时,用此类副词,如修饰动词和分词,放在它们前面。 1) cheap: often used instea ...

新闻中常出现的经济类英语词汇

   新闻中常出现的经济类英语词汇 出租车起步价 flag down fare 法定准备金率 required reserve ratio 实体经济 real economy 虚拟经济 fictitious economy 反盗版 anti-piracy 知识产权 intellectual property rights 出口退税 tax rebates 人民币升值 the yuan’s appreciation 信贷紧缩 credit crunch 次贷危机 subprime mortgage ...

六年级英语上册九月份月考试卷2

   六年级英语试题 班级姓名得分 班级姓名得分 姓名得分 听力部分( 听力部分(30 分) (5 一、听录音,选出你所听到的内容(听一遍) 5 分) 听录音,选出你所听到的内容(听一遍) ( ( ( ( ( ( ( )1. A. dear )2. A. live )3. A. class )4. A. often )5. A. house )1. B. where B. like B. have B. October B. horse C. near C. family C. happy C. ...

开放英语(3)作业讲评

   开放英语( ) 开放英语(3)形成性考核册讲评 学前记录卡 这个部分实际上是提醒你做好开始学习本课程的准备工作。 同时你应该对自己现有的英 语水平做出正确的估计。通过回顾和总结,你可能对本课程的学习有重新的认识。在此基础 上,做出自己的学习计划,尤其应该有非常详尽的自学计划,并且对完成每个单元的学习任 务规定出时间表,以便促使自己坚持学习。 学习记录卡 1 通过对前六个单元的自学和上辅导课,你会对所学的语法、词汇逐步熟悉,在此基础上 做一些记录其实是很容易的。 在学习过程中也许有一些内容可能 ...

9月14日晚英语天才计划网络课程资料?Mark

   9 月 14 日晚英语天才计划网络课程资料 老师分享 ?洛基英语优秀讲师 Mark 老师分享 英语对话分享: 一、 英语对话分享: A:Hello,Benson B:Hi, Mark. I haven’t seen you for ages, How have you been? A:Things just couldn’t be better. How about you, then? B:Um……not bad. Just keeping myself busy . A:What hav ...