扬州大学综合英语二级考试样卷 扬州大学综合英语二级考试样卷 综合英语二级考试样
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Part I Listening Comprehension (35 %) Section A: Conversations (15%) 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
  1. A) At home. C) At the hospital.
  2. A) Librarian and student. C) Tourist guide and visitor. B) At school. D) He talked with his friend at home. B) Teacher and student. D) Interpreter and foreign visitor.

  3. A) She has been travelling throughout the town. B) She has been doing shopping the whole afternoon. C) She has been looking for a suitable dress for herself. D) She has been late for cooking the dinner for her family.
  4. A) The man is sure Peter will get in trouble sooner or later. B) The man is convinced Peter has been involved in the crime. C) The man does not believe Peter has been involved in the crime. D) The man takes it for granted that Peter has been involved in the crime.
  5. A)
  12. B)
  15. C)
  18. D)
  24.

  6. A) To go for an outing with her boss. B) To participate in a sport activity. C) To apply for a new job. D) To work for extra hours.
  7. A) Her teaching assistant would grade the exam papers. B) She would collect the exam papers herself. C) She could not give her students an exam. D) She would mark the exam papers herself.
  8. A) He has to wash his hands first. B) He is too busy to go along with his friend. C) He has been to the museum. D) He is interested in the report. Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
  9. A) The education system in India. B) The festivals in India. C) The political system of India. D) The arts customs in India.
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  10. A) Her paper due the next week. C) The material on the exam.
  11. A) To the library. C) To the department store.
B) Her most recent exam grade. D) Not being able to get lunch. B) To the classroom. D) To the canteen.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
  12. A) Susan's boss is very happy with their work. B) Her boss is very concerned about the lack of business progress. C) Her boss thinks that Susan and Mary should close down the stand. D) Her boss is very happy with the progress of the conference.
  13. A) Their names and addresses. B) Their rate of commission. C) The size of their company and numbers of staff. D) Details of the agents' experience and their reliability.
  14. A) They want to meet in a hotel. B) They want to meet Susan and Mary's boss. C) They want to sign a business contract. D) They want to go to the cinema with Susan and Mary.
  15. A) A report on the movie. B) To prepare a contract for the agents to sign. C) To send more brochures to the agents. D) A full report on the agents. Section B: Short Passages (10%) 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 with a single line through the center. Passage One Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  16. A) Various and colorful. B) Impressive. C) Fashionable. D) Influential.
  17. A) Men cared very much for clothes while women didn’t. B) Women showed great concern for what they wore while men didn’t. C) Both men and women paid great attention to their clothes. D) Neither men nor women showed any interest in clothes.
  18. A) Because they are very concerned about the impression their clothes make on their boss. B) Because they know very clearly that people will judge them on the basis of their clothing. C) Because they want to impress and influence others. D) Because they don’t want to be laughed at.
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Passage Two Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  19. A) The sun in the sky. B) The sunshine in bad weather. C) The name in the passport. D) The appearance of the student.
  20. A) A rude person. C) An amusing person. B) A wise person. D) A humorous person.

  21. A) There was something wrong with his passport and visa. B) He was going to be arrested. C) He brought sunshine to England. D) His name was pronounced just like the England word “sun”. Passage Three Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  22. A) Cars are used for sports. B) Cars are used for pleasure. C) Cares are a necessary part of life. D) Cars are used for carrying products.
  23. A) They are too young to walk. B) They live less than a mile from the school. C) The school buses are used only on Mondays. D) The school buses are not safe.
  24. A) Teachers and workers. B) Workers and their neighbors. C) Salesmen and farmers. D) Managers and teachers.
  25. A) In order to drive children to school. B) In order to drive workers to work. C) In order to solve the parking problems. D) In order to put fewer cars on the road. Section C: Compound Dictation (10%) Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S
  1) to S
  8) with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S
  9) to S
  11) you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you hove just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
Have you ever heard the old saying, “never judge a book by its (S
  1) ”? This is a good rule to (S
  2) when trying to judge the (S
  3) of others. Some people have (S
  4) that shine only in certain situations. A young man with an (S
  5) gift in writing may find himself (S
  6) in the (S
  7) of a pretty girl. When he speaks, he may not be able to find the right words. But don’t make the mistake of thinking him stupid. With a pen and paper, he can (S
  8) himself better than anybody.
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Other people may fool you into overestimating their intelligence by putting up a good front. (S
  8) . But when it comes to exams, he may score near the bottom of the class. It all boils down to this?you can’t judge someone by appearance. (S
  9) . Then you can see how to react to different situations. The more situations you see, the better your judgment is likely to be. (S
  10) .
Part II Reading Comprehension (40%) Section A Skimming and Scanning Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly. For the statements numbered from 26 to 35, please choose A (for YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage; B (for NO) if the statement contradicts the information given in the passage; C (for NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line though the center. SCHOOLS: Surviving ideological bias in the classroom The president of the Australian Education Union (AEU), Ms Pat Byrne, openly acknowledged the ideological bias that dominates the school system in her address to teachers at her union's conference in 2005, when she vehemently defended her union's position. She declared: "... [W]e have succeeded in influencing curriculum development in schools, education departments and universities. The conservatives have a lot of work to do to undo the progressive curriculum." This bias is the consequence of historical factors originating in the politics of the 1960s that led to a domination of school curricula by the ideology of the politically correct Left. Correspondingly, the majority of high-school teachers (be they in the state or private school systems) appear to have many values compatible or consistent with this ideology. This ideological hegemony is one of the salient features of "progressive" education. This means that for the numerous students with non-Left views, the education system presents additional challenges. While many teachers are likeable people who generate a pleasant atmosphere in their classrooms, what pervades in the school system is a way of looking at the world characterized by the Left, an outlook presented not as ideological but as normal, correct, legitimate and just. More importantly, in terms of assessment, what also exists is a subtle un-stated pressure for students to ideologically conform if they want to succeed academically.
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It should be noted that most of the teachers exerting this pressure would probably be unaware that they are doing so because they would be unaware of the bias affecting their assessment. From the teachers' perspective, they are simply sharing their enthusiasms with their classes and responding positively to what they prefer to see in students' work. Meanwhile, the "politically incorrect" arguments presented by some students in their essays would be assessed more severely because, from the teachers' perspective, they are genuinely seen to be flawed. Teacher bias As a private tutor, what I have noticed, by closely observing patterns of ticks and comments made in the assessment of students' papers, is that when students clearly indicate in the introductions of their essays that they share their teacher's politically correct beliefs, the teacher automatically clicks into what I describe as a non-critical frame of mind. Consequently, the teacher is less inclined to notice mistakes in grammar, argument, or in the presentation of evidence. Meanwhile, if students cross the teacher's bias, the opposite happens. The teacher clicks into a critical frame of mind, finding every justification in the essay to deduct grades. Due to the psychological subtlety of this behavior, it is highly likely that the teachers displaying their bias would not recognize it as such, but rather see the grade solely as the product of their professional judgment. It is human nature to display an affinity for those who appear to be like-minded, and to favor them, and this is as true for the assessment of essays as it is in most human interactions. However, because so many teachers share an ideological disposition, the aggregate effect of this tendency is a politically correct bias that appears to be both systematic and widespread. In addition, this bias is so common, so prevalent, and so deep-seated that it has achieved a degree of normalcy or a taken-for-granted quality, thereby being virtually invisible to many involved with the system. This is much like the way we become more aware of the constant hum of an air-conditioner when it is suddenly switched off than when it is running. Consequently, if greater intellectual diversity were introduced into the education system, for example, to reflect the degree of diversity in the mainstream community, it would probably initially appear strange to many people, especially to many of those working in it. Unfortunately, some teachers are not subtle in expressing their Left-wing bias, being quite militant in the expression of their views and intolerant of dissent. Although evidence of commendable attempts at broad-mindedness and fairness among teachers can be found, evidence of blatant bias is far from rare in the school system. Suspected bias For example, a student came to me late in his Year 11 to receive early preparations for Year
  12. Soon after I commenced helping him in English, he reported to me a recent incident when he suspected that he had experienced ideological bias in the assessment of an essay. He had written an informative piece that appeared to be broadly appreciative of the United States in its victory in the Cold War, which the teacher had severely criticized. Concerned, he made an appointment to
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see his teacher to discuss the matter, a courageous move that few students would make. Unfortunately, what resulted was a severe haranguing, with the teacher yielding no quarter and even boasting to the student that she was "anti-American". To many of the politically correct, the United States is perceived as an international villain for being a militaristic capitalist superpower. When the student renewed his attempt to put his case, her convoluted and uncompromising argument worked its way towards a reference to "Pearl Harbor". Initially stunned by this irrelevancy, the student soon realized that this was a cruel dig at his Japanese heritage. It did the trick. The student ceased putting his complaint. Coming to the
 

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