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Part A: Spot Dictation
1. one-sixth /1/6 2. the ocean’s tides
3. the occurrence of earthquakes 4. affect our behavior
5. moon’s phases 6. easier or harder to catch
7. famous astronomer 8. has an effect
9. strange and unpredictable 10. really a connection
11. police and fire 12. crime an unusual behavior
13. car accidents 14. welfare checks
15. is convinced 16. very hard to prove
17. 1984 18. crime rates and the full moon
19. deal directly with 20. specify exactly
Part B: Listening Comprehension
1-5 C C B A D 6-10 B A A A B
11-15 C B C D D 16-20 C A A C ?
1-5 D C C B A 6-10 B D B A C
11-15 B A B D D 6-20 D C B C C
Part A: Note-taking and Gap-filling
1. manufacturing 2. service
3. five 4. utility
5. wholesales 6. retail
7. insurance 8. personal
9. accounting 10. ninety
11. growing 12. competition
13. advertising 14. women / females
15. restaurant / dining-room / food 16. old / elderly / aged
17. health-care 18. fall / drop /decrease
19. low 20. security
Part B: Listening and Translation
Ⅰ. Sentence Translation
1. 销售经理正考虑在这个城里再留几天。
2. 艺术教学主要是鼓励每个学生的想象力,让他们尽可能自由地表达自己的思想。
3. 中国是这位总统四国之行的第一站,他还将访问日本、南朝鲜和菲律宾。
4. 与日本和欧洲各国相比,在每千人拥有的医生数方面,美国遥遥领先。
5. 我将谈谈这个城里发生的道路事故数字,在1995 年到1997 年期间事故数量上下波动很
Ⅱ. Passage Translation
1. 传统美国家庭由于活挣钱的父亲、当家庭妇女的母亲和两到三个孩子组成。但在近来
20~25 年中,这情景发生了变化。现在除了传统模式的家庭外,还有许多不同类型的
2. 如果你因公出差,你最感困难的问题不是语言障碍或飞行时差综合症,而是午餐。每
1. The AP program offers college-level courses in high schools. The program offers 31 tests in
18 subjects and the tests are conducted / administered by the College Board. And colleges
usually give credit to students who pass the AP tests.
2. Low-income high school students who receive federal school lunch subsidies can receive
such grants. Students are encouraged to take the AP tests so that they will work / study
harder / more diligently and learn more from AP courses.
3. Both McDonald’s and Burger King are fast food restaurants and are of the same industry,
and Bill Bixby uses this comparison / simile to express his dissatisfaction with the
government’s decision. His conclusion is that the International Baccalaureate Program
should also be supported by the federal government / receive the support from the federal
4. SSSIs are sites / areas where precious wildlife / animals / water birds /water-loving species
live and where they are / should be protected. Much damage is being done to SSSIs. Some
are becoming dry because of overabstraction of water, some are being polluted from waste
water treatment works and the number and species of wildlife animals / birds living in these
areas are declining.
5. The major dispute is whether all SSSIs should be protected and saved. According to the
spending plans of water companies drawn under the government’s guidance, only 9 out of
the 79 sites would be saved, whereas English Nature holds that all sites should be protected
and saved.
6. Sarah Fowler thinks that the damage to wildlife areas has caused the decline of water-loving
animals, the improvement of wildlife sites should be given much attention and all wildlife
sites should be protected and saved.
7. Short Story is a well-known / established radio broadcast programme / short story reading
programme. Both new writers and distinguished authors have contributed to the programme
and over the decades the programme have nurtured a number of writers.
8. The literary people are much concerned about the issue as they cherish / love the programme.
They oppose such schedule changes and hope the programme will continue.
9. The programme is considered “labour-intensive” as 15000 short stories are received every
year and only a small portion will be used. Reading of so many stories and writing back to
authors need much effort / time and it is planned to be cut to “save money.”
Our government has stronger control over foreign trade, and strengthened the service and
coordinating functions of such intermediary organizations as chambers of commerce. We hope to
continue to strengthen reform in our foreign trade system in order to gradually open foreign
trade to competition and to get it under control by both legal means and economic measures,
such as tariffs, foreign exchange rates and interest rates. All this should help speed up the
internationalization of China’s foreign trade and create a better environment for bringing about a
macro economic and trade prospect. By promoting a closer cooperation among business and
trade communities, manufacturing industries, agriculture, technology industries and banks, we
will be able to produce more and better export commodities for the international market. Given
this situation, China can’t help but be a large market.
Part A:Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with
blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write
your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will
hear the passage only once. Now let’s begin Part A with Spot Dictation.
The earth’s moon, which has always been an object of worship and mystery to people of all
cultures and religions, is located an average of 239,000 miles from the earth. It has a diameter of
2,136 miles, and its gravity is one-sixth that of earth’s. Scientists know that the moon, as well as
the sun, affects the ocean’s tides. It is also possible that the moon is related to the occurrence of
earthquakes. But today we are going to discuss another fascinating question with respect to the
moon. Does it affect our behavior?
To begin with, many observers say that the moon’s phases definitely affect the behavior of
animals. For example, fishermen know that fish are easier or harder to catch, depending on what
stage the moon is in. But what about people? Carl Sagan, the famous astronomer, says, “I have
no doubt the moon has an effect on human behavior.” There are stories in almost every society
about people who do strange and unpredictable things during the time of the full moon, which
comes approximately every twenty-nine days. Is there really a connection?
In Los Angeles, some members of the police and fire departments agree that the full moon
is associated with more crime and unusual behavior. According to the fire department, the
highest number of car accidents occurs on two occasions: when welfare checks are distributed
and when the moon is full. A Los Angeles police sergeant named Bob Kenney is convinced that
the full moon has some effects on people, though he agrees that this is very hard to prove. Still,
according to the Los Angeles Times of January 20, 1984, he says that most of the police officers
he knows believe there is a connection between crime rates and the full moon.
Many airline pilots, waitresses, bartenders, and newspaper reporters, all of whom deal
directly with the public, agree that people behave oddly during periods of the full moon, though
they can’t specify exactly how or why it happens.
Part B:Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test, there will be some short talks and conversations. After each
one, you will be asked some questions. The talks, conversations and questions will be spoken
only once. Now listen carefully and choose the right answer to each question you have heard and
write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER
Questions 1~5 are based on the following conversation
J=Jim; B=Mrs. Benevento
B: Hello?
J: Hi. Um… I’m calling about… uh… the apartment that was advertised in the Gazette? Is
that still available?
B: Yes, it is.
J: Now, that’s a two-bedroom?
B: That’s right. It’s two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and the living room can also be
used as a dining room.
J: Uh-huh. Uh, what’s the rent on that?
B: It’s four hundred and twenty-five dollars a month.
J: Uh, does that include heat and electricity?
B: No. The tenants have to pay their own utilities.
J: Huh. Uh, what’s… uh… the average cost of utilities, do you know?
B: Oh, I guess between thirty-five and forty dollars a month.
J: Mm-hmm. Uh… do you have… uh… washers and dryers in the building?
B: Well, yes. There’s good. Where we live now is… it’s really noisy. I… is this like a fairly
quiet building?
J: Uh-huh. That’s good. Where we live now is… it’s really noisy. I… is this like a fairly quiet
B: Oh, yes! Well, the neighbors are really considerate, and no pets are allowed.
J: Oh, that’s good. What floor is the aqartment on?
B: Well, it’s on the second floor, but there’s no elevator. But it’s… it’s all right. I live on the
third floor and I don’t mind the stairs. Look why don’t you just come down and see for
J: Yeah, I’d like to see it, uh… what’s the address?
B: Forty-four Turner Drive. North side of Highland Boulevard.
J: Is that close, uh, to Highland Shopping Center?
B: Oh, yes. We’re only a ten-minute walk away, just a couple of minutes by car.
J: Oh, that’s great, because I shop there all the time.
B: Yeah. Well, look… look, it’s really a nice apartment. It’s got wall-to-wall carpeting and a
J: It sounds good.
B: Well, why don’t you drop by this afternoon? Ring the bell for apartment thirty-one. I’ll
come down and get you. Oh, and… and bring fifty dollars for a deposit, just in case you
decide you want it.
Question No.1. What are the man and woman talking about?
Question No.2. How many rooms are there in the apartment being talked about?
Question No.3. How much is the monthly rent?
Question No.4. When will the man go to see the apartment?
Question No.5. Which of the following statements is TRUE, according to the statements?
Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following news
Middle East peace-making is in crisis again over the dispute of land hangover. A prolonged
deadlock in peace efforts would lead to another explosion of violence.
Palestine and Israel are now quarreling over the scope of the Israeli military withdrawal
from the West Bank.
The United States has been trying to broker an interim peace deal under which Israel would
transfer 13 per cent of the West Bank to Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Arafat has accepted the
But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the grounds of national security, refused
to accept the U. S. figure, which is far smaller than the 30 per cent the Palestinians originally
expected in the Oslo peace accord.
Police used tear gas overnight to break up rioters in Geneva seeking to disrupt a key trade
summit expected to issue a resounding commitmet to free trade.
Police used tear gas after bands of rioters roaming downtown Geneva pelted security forces
with stones and smashed shop and restaurant windows in a fresh burst of violence rare in this
placid international city, a major private banking hub.
As scores of riot police chased rioters in the Plainpalais area, spectators turned up in their
hundreds to watch the late night scenes of violence, witnesses said. Police spokesman Eric
Grandjean said one protester and a policeman were injured and more than 100 people arrested.
France and Germany signed a contract yesterday for 160 Tiger fighter helicopters, worth
over US $ 3.3 billion. Each country will buy 80 choppers manufactured by the Franco-German
company Eurocopter. Press reports in April quoted a German Defence Ministry spokesman as
saying production of the helicopters will begin this year for delivery in 2002. Eurocopter is a
subsidiary of the French group Aerospatiale, which has a 70 per cent stake, and of Daimler-Benz
Aerospace (Dasa) which has 30 per cent.
French fraud investigators questioned a key witness yesterday in a probe into corruption as
Paris City Hall at the time President Jacques Chirac was mayor. Georges Quemar, a former City
Hall personnel manager, was interrogated by the fraud squad for almost three hours. He refused
comment on leaving police offices. Chirac, Paris mayor for 18 years until his election as
president in 1995, is the founder of the neo-Gaullist Rally for the Republic (RPR), the largest
opposition party which is currently the focus of a string of corruption probes.
Professional art thieves stole three major paintings by the Impressionist masters Vincent
Van Gogh and Paul Cezanne from Rome’s Modern Art Museum over-night, police said yesterday.
Three armed and masked men entered the museum’s security control room and overpowered
three female guards, according to police. After forcing the women to turn off the alarm system
and tying them up, the men went straight to room in the museum and helped themselves to “Le
Cabanon de Jourdan”.
Question No.6. Why is the Middle East peace-making in crisis again?
Question No.7. What were the rioters in Geneva seeking to do?
Question No.8. How much is the worth of the contract between France and Germany for
fighter helicopters, according to the news?
Question No.9. Whom did French fraud investigators question yesterday?
Question No.10. What did professional art thieves steal from Rome’s Modern Art Museum?
Question 11 to 15 are based on the following interview
INT: You had some troubles on the way to Nepal, didn’t you.
BS: We certainly did. And you can imagine, a first major, er, Far Eastern tour, and we were
a little bit nervous to say the least about the whole thing. We packed all our gear—we
had two of everything, two accordions, two guitars, two this, two that—in a huge
flight case, which weighed about a hundred and seventy odd kilos it was. An enormous
flight case. And er, we saw it disappear at Heathrow Airport, and we had to change
filghts at Delhi, you see, to go on to Nepal. And er, when couldn’t find anywhere.
INT: Completely.
BS: Yes. Absolutely. And er, we made enquiries here and there. And er nobody—No, no.
No flight case. Nothing like that at all. Nothing that big. No. Can’t be that big, can it?
And eventually we gave up. And decided to go on to Nepal and get the British Council
to er, sort the problem out.
INT: What were you going to do for instruments?
BS: Well. We didn’t know. We were absolutely lost and er, there was no point in looking
any further in Delhi airport, and we didn’t know whether it was in London. Because
you never see anything get on an airliner. London airport is so vast. Er, We didn’t
know-The plane had stopped also at Rome. And it stopped at Cairo, and Delhi. It was
going on to Bangkok, and then to—off to Japan, to Tokyo, you see. So we didn’t know
where this flight case was.
INT: Any one of six or seven capitals.
BS: That’s right. Yep. So, eventually we got to Katmandu, and er, informed the people
there what had happened. And there was telexes flying left, right and center all round
the world. And nobody could find this flight case, until about a day and a half later,
somebody came across—stumbled over it in a hanger in Tokyo Airport.
INT: Gone all the way to Tokyo.
BS: Yes, that’s right. So er, they quickly put it on a Thai Airlines flight and got it back to
Nepal half way through the first concert we were doing. Meanwhile—Meanwhile, we
were panicking all over the place. We did actually manage to find an accordion, which
we had to mend. We had to take it apart, and put it all back together and mend it you
see. Er, somebody lent Mac a guitar, and er, I borrowed one or two bits of things to
bash. You know, a drum and what-have-you. And erm, we had the er, people at the
Embassy, the British Embassy in Katmandu, running round making us costumes for
our Mummers’ Play, which we do, with all the swords and helmets and shields and
things. And we raided the er, costumes department of the local little er—people that
get together and do little plays and things like that.
INT: Drama society. Yes.
BS: Yes. And er—For a few more bits and pieces. And we went on stage armed with this.
Now er. After that experience, we thought well look, if we can handle this, we can
handle anything.
INT: You’ve arrived. That’s it.
BS: And from there on, you know, everything went comparatively smoothly.
Question No.11. Who is the man being interviewed most probably?
Question No.12. Which of the following was the destination of this singing tour?
Question No.13. What happened during the tour?
Question No.14. What happened to their flight case?
Question No.15. What did they do to solve their problem?
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following talk
Since many of you are planning to study at a college or university in this country, you may
be curious to know what a typical college course is like. What can you expect to do in typical
week? How many exams will you have? Will you have to do a lot of writing? What should you
do if you have any problems? These are the questions I want to discuss with you today.
First let’s talk about what your weekly schedule will look like. If you’re an undergraduate
in any field or major, you can expect to spend between four and six hours a week for each class
attending lectures, no matter what your major may be. Lectures are usually in very large rooms
because undergraduate courses such as introduction to psychology or economics often have as
many as two or three hundred students, especially at large universities. In lecture is often
different from the information in your textbooks. Also, you can expect to have exam questions
based on the lectures. So it isn’t enough to just read your textbooks: you have to attend lectures
as well. In a typical week you will also have one or two hours of discussions for every class you
take. The discussion section is a small group meeting, usually with fewer than thirty students,
where you can ask questions about the lectures, the reading, and the homework. In large
universities, graduate students, called teaching assistants or T. A. s, usually conduct discussion
If your major is chemistry, or physics, or another science, you’ll also have to spend several
hours a week in the lab, or laboratory, doing experiments. This means that science majors spend
more time in the classroom than nonscience majors do. On the other hand, people who major in
subjects like literature or anthropology usually have to read and writer more than science majors
Now I’d like to go on and say a few words about examinations. Most university courses
have at least two exams: one in the middle of the quarter, called a midterm, and one at the end,
called the final exam. Most courses also have occasional quizzes, which are smaller tests given
every week or two. There are two basic types of exam questions. There are objective questions,
such as multiple choice, true / false, matching, or filling in the blank, and essay questions, where
you must write an essay or a composition in response to question. Most exams are combination
of essay and objective questions.
In some courses, especially in nonscience ones, you might also have to write a research
paper. A research paper is a writing project in which you choose a topic related to the course, go
about what you have read. You can see that the ability to write is extremely important in
American universities.
The final point that I want to cover today is what you should do if you need help in a
particular class. If you’re having a problem, you should make an appointment to see your
instructor immediately. Don’t be shy! Instructors plan to spend a certain amount of time each
week with the students. They see the students in their offices during office hours. Instructors will
almost always announce their office hours at the first class meeting. You can also make a special
appointment to see your instructor if you can’t go to his or her regular office hours. I might add
that it’s a good idea to make an appointment to see your instructor even if you don’t have a
particular problem. That way it will be easier if you need special help later on.
So far I’ve talked about college course structure, about exams, about research paper, and
about getting help if you need it. Let’s stop here and see if there are any questions.
Question No.16. If a student takes three classes, about how many hours per week will he
spend attending lectures?
Question No.17. In which of the following ways do science majors differ from non-science
Question No.18. How many examinations are there in each quarter of the year for most of the
university courses?
Question No.19. Which of the following statements is TURE, according to talk?
Question No.20. What should a student do if he has trouble in class?
Part A: Note-taking and Gap-filling
Directions: In this part of the test you will hear a short talk. You will hear the talk only once.
While listening to the talk, you may take notes on the important points so that you can have
enough information to complete a gap-filling task on a separate ANSWER BOOKLET. You are
required to write ONE word or figure only in each blank. You will not get your ANSWER
BOOKLET until after you have listened to the talk. Now, let’s begin Part A with Note-taking and
High school and college students in the United States today, as well as others who plan to
work in this country, have one important question about their futures: Will they find a job? There
is no easy answer, of course. But let’s look at some of the recent changes in the U. S. job market
and see if we can make some predictions for future job hunters.
A good way to begin is to look at the American work force and how it’s changing. The most
important change has been the shift from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. Let’s
define both of these terms. First, a service economy is one in which most workers provide
services—that is, they do something, like pumping gas into people’s cars, for example, instead of
making something. Generally, service jobs are grouped into five categories:
One: Transportation and utility companies, like the phone company
Two: Wholesale companies
Three: Retail companies
Four: Finance, insurance, and real estate companies
And finally, five Personal services, such as hotels, car repair, accounting, and medicine.
Examples for people who work in service industries include your doctor, your hair stylist,
airline pilots, and salesclerks in department stores.
In contrast, people who actually produce things—like cars, furniture, or clothing—are part
of the manufacturing economy.
Now, the point here is that we have changed from a manufacturing economy to service
economy. The following numbers will show you just how much our economy has changed. One
hundred years ago, 80% of workers produced goods; today only about 30% do. Economists
predict that by the year 2000 nine out of every ten workers will supply services.
What has caused this change in our economy? Well, first, manufacturing industries are not
growing for one simple reason: competition from Western Europe and Asia. Jobs in American
automobile and steel production have especially decreased during the last ten years.
The number of service industries, on the other hand, increased for several reasons.
Because of technological advances-especially in computers and telephone communications—
advertising, accounting, and other business services became important. Also, the growing
number of married women who work outside the home has increased the need for restaurants
and day-care centers. And, as the number of old people has grown, so have health-care services.
So now you know where the jobs will be, and you’ve decided to look for a job in a service
industry. But wait, because some economists worry that the service-job explosion may create
several problems. According to some studies, Americans’ standard of living might decrease
because half of the service jobs pay low wages. For example, three out of five new jobs between
1979 and 1985 paid less than $7,000 a year. The pay is low because many of these jobs don’t
require much education or training, and many of the workes are part-time or temporary
employees. Companies save money by using temporary employees because they don’t have to
give them health insurance or vacation pay. Such jobs give a worker very little security.
The good news is that, as you can see in the chart, the fastest growing service job categories
are the better-paying ones, particularly in the technical and computer-related field. But these jobs
require a high degree of skill and many years of education. So if you decide to look for a job in a
service industry, and you want to be sure you’ll make enough money, getting the right training
and education first is the best way to prepare for the future job market.
Part B: Listening and Translation
Ⅰ. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 5 English sentences. You will hear the sentences
only once. After you have heard each sentence, translate it into Chinese and write your version in
the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Now, let’s begin Sentence Translation
with Sentence No. 1
Sentence No.1. The Sales Manager is thinking about extending his stay in this city by a
couple of days.
Sentence No.2. The main thing in the teaching of art is to encourage the imagination of each
student and allow them to express themselves as freely as possible.
Sentence No.3. China is the first leg of the President’s four-nation tour, which also includes
Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.
Sentence No.4. Compared to Japan and the European countries, the United States is well
ahead when it comes to the number of doctors per thousand inhabitants.
Sentence No.5. I’m going to talk about the road accident figures in this city and the total
number of accidents fluctuated quite a lot in the period of 1995-1997.
Ⅱ. Passage Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 English passages. You will hear the passages
only once. After you have heard each passage, translate it into Chinese and write your version in
the corresponding space in your ANSWE BOOKLET. You may take notes while you are
listening. Now, let’s begin Passage Translation with the first passage.
Passage 1:
The traditional American family used to have a working father, a house-wife mother, and
two or three children. But in the last twenty or twenty-five years, this picture has changed. Now
there are many different kinds of families besides the traditional one. For example, there are
many single mothers and single fathers who are raising children by themselves. There are
married couples who decide they don’t want any children. Sometimes adult children may come
back and live with their parents again. Sometimes you can also find groups of older people
sharing a house in order to save money.
Passage 2:
If you’re traveling abroad on business, your most difficult problem is not the language
barriers or the jet lag, but the lunch. Every country has different customs and you can’t afford to
get it wrong.
Down in the south of Europe, lunch breaks last a long time. In Italy, for example, they can
last three hours. Some lunches are lighter than others. If you’re in Scandinavia, a business lunch
is sometimes just a plate of sandwiches. And don’t be surprised if your hosts refuse alcohol and
drink milk instead. Not all places are so health-conscious. The Americans are always
complaining about smoking and drinking. But in Russia people do both during the lunch.