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大学英语四级(CET-
  4)模拟试卷
Part I
注意:此部分试题在答题卡 1 上. Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the topic of Studying Abroad. You should write at least 120 words following the outline given bellow:
  1. 近几年来越来越多的学生选择留学
  2. 出现这种现象的原因
  3. 这种现象可能带来的影响
Writing (30 minutes)
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, mark Y (for YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage; N (for NO) if statement contradicts the information given in the passage;NG (for NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage.For question 8-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.
A history of English
The English language we speak today went through three stages called Old English, Middle English and Modern English. But ages before Old English came into being, many other languages had to arise and develop. The oldest of these, as far as we know, was the Indo-European family of languages, which were beginning to be spoken clear back during the Stone Age. During the Stone Age, some Indo-European people lived on the island of Britain. The earliest known of these British IndoEuropean split into two groups called the Scots and the Celts. There was another group, who were not Indo-European, called Picts. Together these three peoples are known as Britons. The Britons were a fierce, Stone Age people constantly making war on each other. They dressed in animal skins, lived in caves or rude wooden huts. These people had their own languages. After conquering all of Europe, Rome invaded Britain and made it part of the empire, in AD
  43. Romans brought their advanced culture to the Britons. Not only did they bring their art, literature, law and Latin language, they established schools, built buildings and roads and provided an army to protect themselves against invaders. Meanwhile, the Germanic peoples of northern Europe, known as "Norsemen" or "Northmen" were developing another, , separate European culture. Some groups of Norsemen came to be known as Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Goths. They were warriors, but also sailors and traders. In very early times the Angles and Saxons began to trade with the Celts in England. This was probably the first time the Britons came into contact with other peoples.
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During the four hundred years Britain was part of the Roman Empire, Rome was getting weaker and weaker, and the Norsemen were getting stronger and stronger. By AD 409, Rome had lost all control of Britain. As soon as the Roman armies pulled out of Britain, the Picts and Scots began to destroy the Celts. The Celts turned for help to the Angles and Saxons across the sea in Sweden and Denmark. The latter were quick to respond, because they loved war. They saved the Celts; they also destroyed practically all the culture which had been brought by the Roma: literature, sculpture, schools and roads. The Germanic languages of the Angles and Saxons combined to become Anglo-Saxons. Since the Angles and Saxons had become the power in England, the Anglo-Saxon language became the very early beginning of English. Gradually, between the sixth and eleventh centuries, the feudal estates of Europe give into powerful kingdoms. Of these, the French kingdom of Normandy became very important to the development of English. The various peoples in England were coming together as a nation also, under the rule of more powerful kings such as Alfred the Great, who ruled between 871 and 8
  99. Alfred was not only an efficient ruler and a great defender of his people, he was also an eager scholar. He was able to preserve some of the learning which had been left behind when the Romans left England. In Anglo-Saxon he began a detailed diary of events in his own time known as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. Although Alfred encouraged reading and writing in Anglo-Saxon as well as in Latin, most works continued to be written in Latin. Alfred's efforts to unity England and established a national language apart from Latin were interrupted by an invasion of yet another group of Norsemen, the Vikings. The Vikings who invaded England were called Danes, and those who invaded France were known as the Normans. Gradually, as invaders do eventually, the Danes settled down and became peaceful farmers. Their language mixed with AngloSaxon and became what we know as Old English. Old English was established as the language of the land by the tenth century. For the next hundred years or so after the Danish invasions, the English people lived in peace. If they had continued that way our language today might be quite different form what it is; it would be something similar to Dutch, Danish and German. But about nine hundred years ago, English was invaded again, and another, very different language was brought to the country. When this language arrived, English moved away from Danish and Anglo-Saxon and passed form Old English into Middle English. The new foreign language which was to have such an important influence on the development of Middle English was French. In 1066, the Norman French people invaded England. The invasion is known as the Norman Conquest, and it is very important for two reasons. First, it was the last time England was ever to be invaded. Second, Old French became as important an influence as Danish and Anglo-Saxon to the development of English as it is today. The Normans brought their law, custom and literature to England. Since there was still so much Latin in their own language, Latin again began to be swallowed up by a foreign language in the way their Celtic and early Anglo-Saxon ancestors had. Although the invading Norman French became the rulers of the land, and French became the language of government and law in England, the English people stubbornly refused to give up their own language. English remained the spoken language of the people. And when they did accept French words, they mispronounced them so badly that no one could recognize them as French. Eventually, the two language came together to form what we know today as Middle English. The change from Old English to Middle English took place gradually over a period of about hundred years. By the time of Shakespeare's death in 1616, our history and our language had entered the modern period. The English of Shakespeare's time is considered modern English because, except for some different spellings and a few words we no longer use, the language is quite similar to the English we speak today. Many of the old saying we use every day come right out of Shakespeare's writings. When we think something is unimportant we"laugh it off" Describing something which is strong and in good condition, . we say it is "sound as a bell" When we are disgusted with something, we say it is "lousy" If you know or use these expressions . . you are quoting Shakespeare.
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Between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries England built an empire which included North America, some Caribbean islands, Australia, New Zealand, parts of Asia and parts of Africa. About nine or ten years before Shakespeare's death, England had established her first American colony, Virginia. Three hundred years later, England no longer had an empire, but the lands which she had conquered still spoke the English language. Today, English is the native or official language of not only the United States but also Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Kenya, South Africa, Trinidad, Jamaica and more lands on every continent of this planet.
注意:此部分试题请在答题卡 1 上作答.
  1.
  2. The passage is mainly about the historical development of Great Britain. The earliest Indo-European people living in Britain split into two groups called the Scots and the Celts, which are lately known as Britons.
  3.
  4. The Britons' first encounter with other peoples happened around AD
  43. Angles and Saxons seized power in Britain after Roman Empire, and the combination of their languages became the very beginning of English.
  5.
  6.
  7. It was in the late 8th century that England under Alfred the Great united as a nation. Since Normans ruled England, the literature then was mainly written in French. After the year 1066, French began to influence Old English, and together with other languages gradually changed it into Middle English.
  8. With so much Latin in the contemporary Norman language, Latin again began to be by a foreign language in the way their Celtic and early Anglo-Saxon ancestors had.
  9. Shakespeare's death in 1616 marks that English finally evolved into .

  10. On every continent of the world English is widely used and is spoken as in many countries.
Part III
Section A
Listing Comprehension (35 minutes)
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 though the centre.
注意:此部分答题在答题卡 2 上作答.
  11. A) The woman likes hanging out at the coffee shop very much. B) The woman doesn't seem to be that satisfied with her job. C) The woman is sure about the reason of people coming to the coffee shop. D) The woman enjoys the atmosphere at the coffee shop.
  12. A) The man's childhood.
  13. A) 12:20
  14. A) Classmates
  15. A) A watch. B) A movie. B) 12:30 B) Mother and son B) A doll. C) A fight in the street. C) 12:40 C) Boss and secretary C) A dress. D) Noises. D) 12:50 D) Surgeon and patient D) A girl.
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  16. A) The shop is not a good place to stay at. C) The shop has a good environment.
  17. A) At a police station. B) At a coffee shop.
B) The shop has cleaners coming in on regular basis. D) They have a lot of things to take away with them. C) At a restaurant. D) At an airport.

  18. A) The man is worried about the plan. C) The woman's plan always turns out to be a failure.
B) The woman is worried about the plan. D) The woman is not willing to take a try.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
  19. A) The man wants to go to New York. C) The man can't arrive at Boston as planned.
  20. A) A direct flight at 8 o'clock on Sunday. C) A transfer flight at 8 o'clock on Saturday.
  21. A) 8 AM. B) 7 AM. B) The man has to cancel his trip because of the heavy fog. D) The man prefers to take the flight on tomorrow morning. B) A direct flight at 4 o'clock on Sunday. D) A transfer flight at 4 o'clock on Saturday. C) 4 PM. D) 3 PM.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the longer conversation you have just heard.
  22. A) The quality of the goods provided. C) The product categories for selection.
  23. A) She didn't find the exact goods she wanted. B) She found the quality of the goods online was poor. C) She found it more expensive to get it online than through traditional purchase. D) She found Wal-Mart was the only place to get the goods.
  24. A) Many people prefer to shop online because of the convenience. B) People don't think that the convenience is worth the extra money. C) People can feel the convenience when ordering goods on line. D) Little mistakes may bring inconvenience sometimes.
  25. A) Shipping fee. B) Website fee. C) Ordering fee. D) Product fee. B) The price of the goods provided. D) The fees charged by the website.
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 2 with a single line through the centre.
Passage One Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  26. A). 6
  00. B). All the American colleges. C) .
  5. D). About
  12.

  27. A).Because they have high sense of environmental protection. B).Because the educational expertise enhance the advantages of green chemistry. C).Because it can help them in job-seeking. D).Because many colleges have such lessons.
  28. A) .Positive. B).Indifferent. C).Uncertain. D).Critical.
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Passage Two Questions 29 to 31are based on the passage you have just heard.
  29. A) The woman will invite the man to a home-cooked meal. C) They will pay their own expenses respectively. B) The man will pick the woman up at her home. D) The woman may take the initiative in inviting the man.

  30. A) The woman will sit at home by the telephone and waiting for the man to call her. B) The man will take the woman home at the end of the date. C) The man pays all the expenses. D) The woman
 

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