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               浙江广播电视大学2012 年7 月期末考试
                          各专业 2004 级第二学期
                              大学体验英语(2)

                                                                   2005 年 7 月

Part I. Listening Comprehension(20 points)
Section A (10 points)
Directions: You will hear two conversations. Each conversation will be read twice.
Listen carefully and fill in the missing words.

Conversation 1:
Cathy: Where do you stay? Tents?
Kevin: No, it’s an old hotel. They have a couple of      1     , though. It says here
there’s no TV and you can’t      2     any electrical appliances.
Cathy: No TV? And no electrical… wait a minute.        3          4     my notebook
computer?
Kevin: No, no computers, and there’s only one telephone on the whole island.
Cathy: What? So I won’t be able to     5       my email either?


Conversation 2:
Interviewer: So, Ms. Spencer, why did you apply for this job at CNN?
Amy: Well, I’ve always        6      to be a journalist… and I like travelling… and
you can      7      lots of important people.
Interviewer: Tell me about your       8        in journalism.
Amy: Um… well, I          9       a newsletter for my family. And I worked on my
high school newspaper. And I            10          a lot of newspapers and news
magazines…


Section B (5 points)
Directions: You will hear five short conversations between two speakers. At the end of
each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Listen carefully and
choose the best answer to each question you hear.

11. A) Yes, you must take a bus to get there.
    B) Yes, you must take a taxi to get there.
    C) No, it’s within walking distance.
12. A) It’s beside a hotel.

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    B) It’s opposite a hotel on a busy road.
    C) It’s next to a hotel.
13. A) He often teaches English in his free time.
    B) He is an English teacher.
    C) He often teaches English for nothing.
14. A) The man has dialed the wrong number.
    B) Diana has not come to work.
    C) It’s lunch time.
15. A) She will study history later.
    B) She’s not interested in history.
    C) She’s too busy to study.

Section C (5 points)
Directions: You will hear a short passage. It will be read twice. Listen carefully and
choose the best answer to each question you hear.

16. A) $ 1,000,000 immediately.
    B) $ 50,000 a year for twenty years.
    C) $ 20,000 a year for fifty years.
17. A) She quit her job and opened an art school.
    B) She began to spend her time bowling, working in the garden, and fixing things
in her house.
    C) She quit her job and began to study art.
18. A) He quit his job and opened an art school.
    B) He began to spend his time bowling, working in the garden, and fixing things
in his house.
    C) He didn’t quit his job, but took his family on an interesting vacation every year.
19. A) He quit his job and opened an art school.
    B) He began to spend his time bowling, working in the garden, and fixing things
in his house.
    C) He stayed on his job, but took his family on an interesting vacation every year.
20. A) To win the prize is the dream of every lottery ticket buyer.
    B) Most winners quit their jobs after winning the lottery to lead a carefree life.
    C) Winning the lottery means security and opportunities but not necessarily happiness.


Part II. Vocabulary & Structure(30 points)

Section A
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the words given below. Change the form where
necessary. (10 points)




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    1. refugee        2. despite           3.full-time         4. version
    5. define         6. crash            7.explode            8. statement
    9. attractive    10. distress


21. The bomb was taken away and the soldiers                      it at a safe distance from
the houses.
22. There are good novelists,                  the terrible flood of bad novels and poor
work.
23. Something is worrying me, but I can’t                      exactly what it is.
24. The ship’s captain radioed that it was in                .
25. Company loyalty made him turn down many                        job offers.
26. His                   that he had nothing to do with the affair was greeted with
some suspicion.
27. During World War II, many                       fled to the United States.
28. After a lot of part-time jobs, John finally got a                      position.
29. It was reported that 41 people were killed in a plane                             in the
Himalalyas last week.
30. I’m absolutely sure that this dress is a cheaper                      of the one we saw
in that department store.

Section B
Directions: Each of the following sentences is provided with four choices. Choose the
one that best completes the sentence. (20 points)
31. Brian cheated in the last math exam, so he thought he could               it again
this time, but he was wrong.
   A. get rid of             B. get away with
   C. avoid being caught D. mess around with
32. It’s impossible to know               what will happen.
    A. in advance       B. in return
    C. in front of       D. in place of
33. I know it isn’t important but I can’t help                about it.
    A. think            B. but to think
    C. thinking         D. to think
34. His application for a position with the company was                 .
    A. turned on        B. turned down
    C. turned off       D. turned up
35. He had a little trouble             his car.
    A. fixed             B. fixing          C. fix         D. to fix
36. New problems                when old ones are solved.
    A. spring from         B. spring up
    C. put forward         D. spring on
37. Not until ten o’clock               it was too late to return.

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    A. we realized                          B. we did realize
   C. did we realize                        D. realized we
38. The money in itself                  us; what really counts is your friendship.
    A. doesn’t matter                      B. doesn’t supply
    C. means nothing to                    D. doesn’t count
39.              your opinions are, you are welcome to join in our discussion.
    A. No matter how         B. That
    C. Because              D. No matter what
40. I suddenly realized that he was trying to                  quarrelling with me.
    A. avoid                B. enjoy
    C. prevent             D. consider
41. Here are some toys. You can                        one or two for your little son as a
birthday gift from me.
    A. single out            B. work out
    C. take out              D. pick out
42. At such a time of crisis, we must try to                  all differences of party or class
and stick together.
    A. set forth            B. set back
    C. set down              D. set aside
43. I have told her on                    occasions that George is not a man to be trusted.
    A. ridiculous            B. numerous
    C. sentimental           D. alternative
44. I could see from her expression that my comments had                        .
    A. come through            B. hit home
    C. borne out               D. got away
45.           a little earlier this morning! I missed the school bus by only a minute and
had to wait in the cold for nearly an hour!
    A. If I had got up            B. If only I get up
    C. If only I had got up D. If I got up
46. For generations the people in these two villages lived in perfect                      .
   A. conflict                    B. distinction
   C. harmony                    D. regulation
47.                its economy continues to recover, the US is increasingly becoming a
nation of part-timers and temporary workers.
    A. Now that                         B. If only
    C. Even though                       D. Provided that
48. Bill had difficulty in swimming across the lake, but he finally succeeded on his
fourth                  .
    A. attempt                           B. display
    C. competition                       D. effort
49. You ought to know                  to go out without an overcoat on such a cold day.
    A. rather than                      B. more than
    C. better than                      D. other than
50. The trees were planted beside the road at 50-feet                        .

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   A. balances                     B. distances
   C. intervals                    D. spaces

Part III. Reading Comprehension(20 points)
Directions: In this part there are two passages. Each passage is followed with five
suggested questions. Choose the one that you think is the best.

Passage 1
     Some people argue that the pressures on international sportsmen and
sportswomen kill the essence of sport—the pursuit of personal excellence. Children
kick a football around for fun. When they get older and play for local school teams,
they become competitive but they still enjoy playing. The individual representing his
country cannot afford to think about enjoying himself; he has to think only about
winning. He is responsible for an entire nation’s hopes, dreams and reputation.
     A good example is the football World Cup. Football is the world’s most
important sport. It is even more important now that the United States is seriously
taking it up. Winning the World Cup is perhaps the summit of international sporting
success. Mention “Argentina” to someone and the changes are that he’ll think of
football. In a sense, winning the World Cup “put Argentina on the map”.
     Sports fans and supporters get quite irrational about the World Cup. People in
England felt that their country was somehow important after they won in 1966. Last
year thousands of Scots sold their cars, and even their houses, and spent all their
money traveling to Argentina, where the finals were played.
     So, am I arguing that international competition kills the idea of sport? Certainly
not! Do the Argentinians really believe that because eleven of their men proved the
most skillful at football, their nation is in every way better than all others? Not really.
But it’s nice to know that you win, and that in one way at least your country is best.

Questions 51-55 are based on passage 1
51. What is the author’s main purpose in the passage?
    A) To prove that football is the world’s most important sport.
    B) To show that Argentina is better than all others.
    C) To compare Scotland with Argentina.
    D) To explain the role of sport.
52. In the second paragraph, the word “summit” means               .
    A) highest point
    B) mountain top
    C) award
    D) summary
53. According to the passage, Argentina is world-famous because of its                   .
    A) large number of sports fans and supporters
    B) successes in the football World Cup
    C) obvious position on the map
    D) excellence at all important sports

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54. According to the passage, if a sportsman only thinks about winning, he
will                  .
    A) fail to succeed
    B) be successful
    C) lose enjoyment
    D) be irrational
55. What is author’s attitude towards international games?
    A) Nations that meet on a football field are unlikely to meet on a battlefield.
    B) Nations that win the football World Cup are regarded as best in all aspects
    C) Nations that win in international games prove best on the sports field at least.
    D) Nations that give much attention to international competitions are
world-famous in many ways.

Passage 2

      He lived in the 16th century. A few things, but not really that many, are known
about his life. And yet around the world the verdict is unanimous: he was the greatest
writer who ever lived. His name was William Shakespeare.
      Shakespeare was born in 1564 in a little town called Stratford-on-Avon. When he
was in his twenties, he made his way to London. There he spent most of his working
life. The theater was very popular at that time, and soon Shakespeare was writing
plays. He belongs to an acting company called the Lord Chamberlain’s Men and
wrote plays for them. (he also acted in some of the plays.) In 1599 the company built
the famous Globe Theater. There Shakespeare wrote and acted until he retired in
about 1607.
      Shakespeare wrote three kinds of plays: comedies, tragedies, and histories. Many
of the comedies involved mistaken identities, women pretending to be men, and
slapstick situations. One of his famous comedies is A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Shakespeare’s tragedies often were about a noble and honorable man who had one
fault that helped bring about his downfall. Hamlet is an example. Shakespeare’s
histories were usually about kings of England, such as Richard III or Henry V.
      What made Shakespeare’s work so great? It was not necessarily his stories.
Many were retellings of stories the audience already knew. But the way he told the
stories was often remarkable. He understood the way people thought and acted, and
he built this into his characters. Even though they were created 400 years ago,
Shakespeare’s characters are believed today.
      Shakespeare’s use of language --- such as his beautiful descriptions and his clear,
to-the-point statements ---also made him great. Hundreds of famous English quotes
come from his plays. One example: “Cowards die many times before their deaths.”

Questions 56-60 are based on passage 2
56. This passage gives an overview of               .
    A. the Globe Theater
    B. theater in the 1500s

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    C. Shakespeare’s histories
    D. Shakespeare’s life and work
57. Many of Shakespeare’s plays              .
    A. were based on original stories
    B. were based on stories already familiar to the audience
    C. were a mixture of comedy and tragedy
    D. do not exist today
58. Based on Shakespeare’s experience, it is probably true that members of the Lord
Chamberlain’s Men               .
    A. performed more than one job
    B. were jealous of each other
    C. could not read or write
    D. were all quite young
59. The general organization of this passage is             .
    A. Shakespeare’s works, greatness, life
    B. Shakespeare’s life, works, greatness
    C. Shakespeare’s childhood, works, retirement
    D. Shakespeare’s greatness, works, life
60. The word “unanimous” in this passage means                .
    A. cause of argument
    B. surprising
    C. kept in written records
    D. agreed on by everyone


Part IV. Translate the following sentences into English. (15 points)

61、这所大学提供了我们所需的所有材料和设备。

62、很明显,自然灾害是造成这个国家经济危机的原因。

63、要不是约翰帮忙,我们不会这么快就完成实验。

64、他说他是直接从市长本人那里得到这个信息的。

65、那种发型今年很流行,但是我想明年就会过时。


Part V Translate the following sentences into Chinese. (15 points)

66. Even a couple of years ago, most job listings on the Internet were in high-tech
    fields.

67. A young man who had discovered and demonstrated that goals can be reached no

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   matter how many obstacles and botched attempts lie in the way.

66. Since you are a success, my students perceives that as reason not to care much
    about getting a good education.

67. Advertisers show us people around us, yet they choose only a certain look.

68. Each student at Oxford is assigned to a tutor, who supervises the student’s
    program of study, primarily through tutorials.




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