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.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) At the office.
B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport.
D) In a restaurant.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A) "At the office" is the best 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]

  1. W: George, look at the long waiting line. I’m glad you’ve made the reservation.
M: More and more people enjoy eating out now. Besides, this place is especially popular with oversea students.
Q: Where did this conversation most probably take place?

  2. M: I wonder if you can drop by tomorrow evening. The Stevensons is coming over for dinner .I’d like you to meet them.
W: Sure. I’d love to. I’ve heard they’re interesting people.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  3. W: The presentation made by Professor Jackson was too complicated to understand.
M: Well, I think he didn’t speak slowly enough for us to take notes.
Q: What is the man’s complaint?

  4. W: You’ve got your apartment furnished, haven’t you?
M: Yes. I bought some used furniture at the Sunday Market and it was a real bargain.
Q: What does the man mean?

  5. M: Mary doesn’t want me to take the job. She says our child is too young and the job requires much traveling.
W: You should talk to her again and see if you can find a way out. Think about the gains and loses before you make a decision.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

  6. M: I haven’t got my scores on the GRE test yet. Do you think I should call to make inquiries?
W: There is no hurry. The test scores are released at least eight weeks after the test.
Q: What does the woman advise the man to do?

  7. M: Have you finished reading the book you bought last month?
W: Oh, I didn’t read it straight through the way you read a novel. I just cover the few chapters that interested me most.
Q: How did the woman read the book?

  8. W: Hi, John! Haven’t seen you for quite a while. Are you fine?
M: Oh, yes. But luck seemed to go against me. I had a car accident, only some minor injuries, though.
Q: What happened to John?

  9. M: The taxi is waiting downstairs. Let’s hurry.
W: Wait a minute. I’ll take some food with us. I don’t like the meal served on the train.
Q: What are the speakers going to do?

  10. W: Is that optional course as hard as everybody says?
M: Exactly even worse, believe it or not.
Q: What does the man say about the course?

  1. A) At a theatre. C) At a railway station.
B) At a booking office. D)At a restaurant.

  2. A) The man is inviting the woman to dinner.
B) The woman is too busy to join the man for dinner.
C) The woman is a friend of the Stevensons'.
D) The man is going to visit the Stevensons.

  3. A) The professor's presentation was not convincing enough.
B) The professor's lecture notes were too complicated.
C) The professor spoke with a strong accent.
D) The professor spoke too fast.

  4. A) The furnished apartment was inexpensive.
B) The apartment was provided with some old furniture.
C) The furniture in the market was on sale every Sunday.
D) The furniture he bought was very cheap.

  5. A) The man is thinking about taking a new job.
B) The man likes a job that enables him to travel.
C) The man is sure that he will gain more by taking the job.
D) The man doesn't want to stay home and take care of their child.

  6. A) Take the GRE test again in 8 weeks. C) Be patient and wait.
B) Call to check his scores. D) Inquire when the test scores are released.

  7. A) She read it selectively. C) She read it slowly.
B) She went over it chapter by chapter. D) She finished it at a stretch.

  8. A) He was kept in hospital for a long time.
B) He was slightly injured in a traffic accident.
C) He was seriously wounded in a mine explosion.
D) He was fined for speeding.

  9. A) Wait for a taxi. C) Go on a trip.
B) Buy some food. D) Book train tickets.

  10. A) It's not as hard as expected.
B) It's too tough for some students.
C) It's much more difficult than people think.
D) It's believed to be the hardest optional course.
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 choice marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Passage One
My father woke me up early one morning when I was fourteen and announced: “Get up! You’re going with me to cut grass.” I felt proud and excited because my father thought I was responsible enough to help him in his business. Still that first day was really hard. From sunrise to sunset, my father, my younger brother and I cut and trimmed very large yards in a well-to-do part of the city. By the end of the day I was exhausted but I felt food. I had put in a hard day’s labor and had earned six dollars. One day my father spotted some weeds I had missed cutting and pulled me aside. “Get that section again,” he said fimp3ly. “Don’t let me have to tell you to do the job right the first time.” In every job I have held,from cutting lawns to washing dishes to working a machine in a construction site, I have learnt something that help me in my next job. If you look hard enough, you can learn from any job you do.

  11. How did the speaker feel when his father asked him to help cut grass?

  12.What did his father do when the speaker missed cutting some leaves?

  13.What did the speaker want to tell us in this passage?
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  11. A) Anxious and worried. C) Nervous and confused.
B) Proud and excited. D) Inspired and confident.

  12. A) His father scolded him severely. C) His father made him do the cutting again.
B) His father took back the six dollars. D) His father cut the leaves himself.

  13. A) One can benefit a lot from working with his father.
B) Manual labourers shouldn't be looked down upon.
C) One should always do his job earnestly.
D) Teenagers tend to be careless.
Passage Two
I live in a small village in the country. My wife and I run the village shop. We have a very peaceful life. “Boring ”, some might say. But we love it. We know all the people in the village and have plenty of time to stop and chat. I have plenty of time for my hobbies too, gardening, fishing, and walking in the countryside. I love the outdoor life. It wasn’t always like this though. I used to have a really stress job, working till late in the office every evening and often bringing work home at the weekend. The advertising world is very competitive and when I look back, I can’t imagine how I stayed it. I had no private life at all, no time for the really important things in life. Because of the pressure of the job I used to smoke and drink too much. The crisis came when my wife left me .She complained that she never saw me and I had no time for family life. This made me realize what was really important to me. I talked things through with her and decided to get back together again and started a new and better life together. I gave up tobacco and alcohol, and searched for new hobbies. Now I am afraid looking back since the past life seemed a horrible dream.

  14. What did the speaker use to do for a living?

  15. What do we know about the speaker’s life in the past?

  16. What made the speaker change his life style?
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  14. A) He ran a village shop. C) He worked in an advertising agency.
B) He worked on a famp
  3. D) He was a gardener.

  15. A) It was stressful. C) It was peaceful.
B) It was colorful. D) It was boring.

  16. A) His desire to start Iris own business. C) The decline in his health.
B) The crisis in his family life. D) His dream of living in the countryside.
Passage Three
“Where is the university” is the question many visitors to Cambridge asked, but no one could point them in any one direction because there is no campus. The university consists of thirty-one self-governing colleges. It has lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, museums and offices throughout the city. Individual colleges choose their own students who have to meet the minimum entrance requirements set by the university. Undergraduates usually live and study in their colleges where they are taught in very small groups. Lectures and laboratory and practical work are organized by the university and held in university buildings. There are over 10,000 undergraduates and 3,500 post-graduates, about 40% of them are women and some 8% from overseas. As well as teaching, research is of major importance. Since the beginning of the 20th century, more than 60 university members have won Nobel Prizes. University has a huge number of buildings for teaching and research. It has more than 60 specialist subject libraries as well as the university library, which, as a copyright library, is entitled to a copy of every book published in Britain. Examinations are set and degrees are awarded by the university. It allowed women to take the university exams in 1881, but it was not until 1948 that they were awarded degrees.

  17.Why is it difficult for visitors to locate Cambridge University?

  18. What does the passage tell us about the colleges of Cambridge University?

  19. What can be learnt from the passage about the libraries in Cambridge University?

  20. What does the passage tell about women students in Cambridge University?
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  17. A) Because there are no signs to direct them.
B) Because no tour guides are available.
C) Because all the buildings in the city look alike.
D) Because the university is everywhere in the city.

  18. A) They set their own exams. C) They award their own degrees.
B) They select their own students. D) They organize their own laboratory work.

  19. A) Most of them have a long history.
B) Many of them are specialized libraries.
C) They house more books than any other university library.
D) They each have a copy of every book published in Britain.

  20. A) Very few of them are engaged in research.
B) They were not awarded degrees until 19
  48.
C) They have outnumbered male students.
D) They were not treated equally until 18
  81.
2003年6月21日四级听力试题原文及译文
Section A
W:Gorge, look at the long waiting line. I am glad you've made a reservation.
M:More and more people enjoy eating out now. Beside, this place is especially popular with the overseas students.
Q:Where did the conversation most probably take place?
W: 乔治,看看这里排着这么长的队,真高兴你订到了座位。
M:越来越多的人喜欢在外面吃饭。而且这个地方尤其受留学生亲睐。
Q:对话可能在哪里发生?
M:I wonder if you can drop by tomorrow evening. The Stevensons are coming over to dinner. I'd like you? to meet them.
W: Sure, I'd love to. I've heard they are very interesting people.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
M:你明天晚上能到我这来一趟吗?史蒂文森一家明天到我家吃晚饭,我希望你能见见他们。
W:当然,我非常愿意。我听说他们非常有意思。
Q:我们可从该对话中了解到什么?
W: The presentation made by Professor Jackson?was?? complicated to understand.
M: Well, I think he didn't speak slowly enough for us??
? for us to take the notes.
Q: What did the man complain?
W:杰克森教授作的报告太难懂了。
M;我觉得他的语速太快,我们根本没法做笔记。
Q:男士抱怨什么?
W: You've got your apartment furnished, haven't you?
M: I've bought some used furniture from Sunday? market. It was a real bargain.
Q: What does the man mean?
W:你买了家俱,是吗?
M:我从周日市场买了一些旧家俱。价钱便宜。
Q:男人什么意思?
M Mary doesn't want me to take the job. She says our child is too young. And the job requires much travelling.
W: You should talk to her again and see if you can find a way out. Think about the gains and losses before you make the decision.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
M:玛丽不想让我干那个工作,她说孩子还些?这个工作又需要我经常出差。
 

相关内容

英语听力材料

   第四单元 Task 2: Wrong Weather Forecast M: Hey, Jane! Does everyone know what time to meet us this weekend for the picnic? W: Yeah. They’ll all be here at eleven sharp! I’ve got all the food and drinks for the barbecue, and Tom is bringing the grill. M ...

英语听力材料

   2009?2010 学年度下学期期中考试 九年级英语听力材料 第一部分 听 力 (一) 听句子,选择适当的应答语。每个句子读两遍。 1. A. She’s writing. 2. A. February. 3. A. That’s all right. 4. A. Please do. 5. A. OK, a good idea. B. She’s a doctor. B. November. B. This way, please. B. Thank you. B. Why? C. She ...

英语听力材料

   2010年6月英语四级真题听力原文 Section A Short Conversation 11. W: Just imagine! We have to finish reading 300 pages before Monday! How can the professor expect us to do it in such a short time? M: Yeah, but what troubles me is that I can’t find the book in the ...

初三英语听力材料

   2010-2011 学年度第一学期期中考试 2010-2011 初三英语听力测试录音稿 同学们,初三英语期中考试听力测试马上就要开始了,请大家做好准备。 听力测试共有三大题。 一、听短对话回答问题 (本大题共 10 分,每小题 1 分) 本部分共有 10 道小题,每小题你将听到一段短对话,每段对话听两遍。在听每段对 话前,你将有 3 秒钟的时间阅读题目。听完后,你将有 3 秒钟的时间选出你认为最合适的 备选答案。 1. W: Slow down! You are driving too fa ...

初二英语听力材料

   初二英语听力材料 I. 听对话,按照顺序选择你所听到的图画的正确的代码。(5 分) 1. A: What are they doing? B: They are doing morning exercise. 2. A: What did you see? B: Some maple leaves. 3. A: Where did you buy the clothes? B: In Wangfujing Street shops. 4. A: Where is the Monument t ...

五年级英语听力材料及参考答案

   2009 学年第二学期五年级英语科期末质量检测试 听力材料及参考答案 一、听录音,选出你所听到的单词相符的图,把它的编号填在左边的括号里。 听录音,选出你所听到的单词相符的图,把它的编号填在左边的括号里。 每小题只读一遍) (10 分,每小题只读一遍) 1. spring 2. play the piano 3. write an e-mail 4. catch butterflies 5. swing 答案:CBACA ( 每小题只读一遍) 二、听录音,选出你所听到的选项,把它的编号填在左 ...

译林牛津第二学期初二英语听力材料

   听力材料 每题只读一遍。 Ⅰ听对话,选答案(1--5 每题只读一遍。) 听对话,选答案( 1. M: It’s a cloudy day again .I hate it. W: But the weather report stays we’ll have this kind of weather until Friday. 2. M: My plane is leaving for New York at ten . W: You have only 40 minutes left. 3 ...

2008年江苏省高考英语听力材料录音稿

   2008 年江苏省高考英语听力材料录音稿 (Text 1) M: I think it’s going to rain. W: I guess so. The skies are dark and cloudy. (Text 2) M: Lucy is going back to China next month, Alice. W: Oh, really? M: And she will not meet Richer this time. (Text 3) W: I hate to sa ...

《新中考重难点精析》英语听力材料及参考答案

   -1- -2- 《新中考重难点精析》英语听力材料及参考答案 Ⅲ,听长对话,回答问题. 听下面一段较长的对话,回答第 11-12 两小题. 第一部分 听力 W: Hello, Harvard. I'm calling to tell you I can't go to the party tomorrow. M: What's the matter, Lily? 模拟试题听力材料 (一) Ⅰ,听小对话,选择正确的图片. 1. W: I prefer quiet music to loud mu ...

2009年中考英语听力模拟试题二听力材料原文o

   茂名市中考听力模拟试题二录音材料原文 茂名市中考听力模拟试题二录音材料原文 听力模拟试题二 听力部分(本大题共三节, 听力部分(本大题共三节,满分 25 分) 做题时,你可先将答案划在试卷上;录音播放结束后,再把答案转涂到答题卡上) (做题时,你可先将答案划在试卷上;录音播放结束后,再把答案转涂到答题卡上) 第一节( 小题, 第一节(共 10 小题,每小题 1 分,满分 10 分) 段对话,每段对话后有一个小题, 听下面 10 段对话,每段对话后有一个小题,从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项 ...

热门内容

高中英语单词

   高中英语新课程标准词汇表 注:本表共收约3300个单词和360个短语或词组 A a (an) art. 一(个、件……) ability n. 能力; 才能 able a. 能够;有能力的 about ad. 大约;到处;四处 prep. 关于;在各处;四处 above prep. 在……上面 a. 上面的 ad. 在……之上 abroad ad. 到(在)国外 absence n. 不在,缺席 absent a. 缺席, 不在 accent n. 口音,音调 accept vt. 接受 ac ...

北京市东城区北师大版英语11,12册词汇

   十一册词汇 1. about 2. above 3. activity 4. against 5. age 6. agree 7. all 8. also 9. almost 10. always 11. any 12. anything 13. area 14. attention 15. aunt 16. back 17. because 18. before 19. between 20. big 21. both 22. buy 23. call 24. can 25. center ...

英语精读ONE

   Cats never fail to fascinate human beings. They can be friendly and affectionate towards humans, but they lead mysterious lives of their own as well. They never become submissive like dogs and horses. As a result, humans have learned to respect fel ...

人教英语单词

   登陆下载更多资料 www.lzcyy.net 量子场女生英语 必修一 survey 调查.测验 add up 合计 upset adj 心烦意乱的;不安的,不适的 ignore 不理睬.忽视 have got to 不得不;必须 concern(使)担比:涉及;关系到 n 担心;关注.(利害)关系 be concerned about 关心.挂念 walk the dog 遇狗 loose adj 松的.松开的 vet 兽医 go through 经历;经受 Amsterdam 阿姆斯特丹( ...

职称英语考试词典选择与查词技巧

   职称英语考试词典选择与查词技巧 众所周知,历年职称英语考试虽是闭卷答题,但是能带一本词典进入考场,所以词典选择和考场上的查词技巧就显得尤为重要了。现将一些辞典的选择和考场上的查词技巧总结下,希望能对大家有所帮助。   一、两类词典不能带入考场:   1、电子词典不能带入考场;   2、有职称字样及针对职称英语考试编写的字典均不能带入考场。   以上两类考场不能使用的词典希望大家一定要记住,不要因为词典问题而影响考试和心情。   二、考前选择词典有技巧   既然职称英语考试允许带字典进入考场,那 ...