大学英语4级考试精准听力法 Model Test Seven

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[00:14.93]Model Test Seven
[00:17.29]Section A
[00:19.99]Directions:
[00:22.32]In this section,
[00:24.03]you will hear 8 short conversations
[00:27.18]and 2 long conversations.
[00:30.26]At the end of each conversation,
[00:33.00]one or more questions
[00:34.87]will be asked about what was said.
[00:37.75]Both the conversation
[00:39.44]and the questions will be spoken
[00:41.79]only once. After each question
[00:45.46]there will be a pause.
[00:47.76]During the pause,
[00:49.60]you must read the four choices
[00:51.98]marked A), B), C) and D),
[00:56.48]and decide which is the best answer.
[01:00.32]Then mark the corresponding letter
[01:02.92]on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line
[01:07.00]through the centre.
[01:09.32]Now let’s begin with
[01:10.95]the eight short conversations.
[01:14.74]11. M: You’ve been hoping
[01:18.15]to get that job, haven’t you?
[01:20.47]Why did they give it
[01:21.35]to Thomas not you?
[01:23.66]W: I think I’m the wrong gender,
[01:25.97]that’s all.
[01:27.67]Q: Why did Thomas get the job
[01:29.64]according to the woman?
[01:46.25]12. M: Why don’t you call
[01:49.07]and see if the flight is going to be
[01:51.07]on time?
[01:52.57]W: I’ve already called them.
[01:54.39]I think we can meet Jane
[01:56.18]before dinner.
[01:57.73]Q: What are they talking about?
[02:14.92]13. W: If we don’t leave soon,
[02:17.76]we’ll miss the beginning of the movie.
[02:20.37]M: We still have some time.
[02:22.00]They always play 15 minutes
[02:24.17]of previews before it starts.
[02:27.15]Q: What does the man mean?
[02:44.68]14. M: You made a reservation for ten,
[02:48.97]right?
[02:50.31]W: I sure did, but I forgot
[02:52.86]to reserve two more for us.
[02:55.55]Q: How many rooms
[02:56.83]should the woman have reserved?
[03:14.42]15. W: I have to drive to Chicago
[03:17.66]next week. Do you have a map
[03:19.62]I could borrow?
[03:21.00]M: Sorry I don’t,
[03:22.52]but I can pick one up for you
[03:24.18]while I’m at the bookstore.
[03:26.15]Q: What does the man mean?
[03:44.08]16. M: Miss Green,
[03:46.96]Could you give me some suggestions
[03:48.85]about my term paper?
[03:50.88]W: Well, I wouldn’t say
[03:52.54]it needs any major corrections.
[03:55.90]Q: What can we learn about
[03:57.37]the term paper?
[04:14.40]17. W: Aren’t we supposed to
[04:17.78]have a conference this afternoon?
[04:19.92]M: It was postponed
[04:22.25]because the boss had to
[04:23.39]meet one of his clients.
[04:25.74]Q: What do we learn from
[04:27.05]this conversation?
[04:43.97]18. M: Excuse me.
[04:46.70]This questionnaire is so long
[04:48.66]and I’m kind of in a hurry.
[04:50.74]Do I have to answer
[04:51.92]all the questions?
[04:53.55]W: Just the first side.
[04:54.91]The ones on the back are optional.
[04:57.61]Q: What does the woman mean?
[05:15.42]Now you will hear the
[05:16.48]two long conversations.
[05:19.58]Conversation One
[05:21.62]W: I haven’t seen you here
[05:23.26]for a couple of weeks.
[05:24.74]What are you doing now?
[05:26.72]M: I’m preparing my paper
[05:28.01]in the library.
[05:29.60]W: Working on the paper?
[05:31.08]M: I wish I was working on a paper.
[05:33.40]I’m working on three different papers:
[05:36.24]Anthropology, English Literature
[05:38.60]and History.
[05:40.35]W: Wow! That is a lot of work.
[05:42.57]M: Yeah, and what’s frustrating
[05:44.52]is that I’m studying the 19th century
[05:47.18]British Empire in all three classes.
[05:50.45]But I can’t just write a single paper
[05:53.10]for all three.
[05:54.33]W: Why not?
[05:55.49]M: The professors won’t let me,
[05:57.33]even if I can make it three times
[05:59.29]as long as the suggested length.
[06:01.70]W: Oh, that’s too bad.
[06:03.81]Could you write your papers
[06:05.01]on three aspects of one topic?
[06:07.82]M: Mm, what do you mean?
[06:09.93]Do you have something in mind?
[06:11.69]W: Well, let me see.
[06:13.82]Hum, maybe you could do something
[06:16.21]with Romanticism, like, eh,
[06:19.22]write your Anthropology paper
[06:21.33]on the cultural basis of Romanticism,
[06:24.32]and your History paper
[06:25.93]on the influence
[06:27.18]of the Romantic poets on
[06:28.80]British foreign policy,
[06:30.66]and, your English paper,
[06:32.72]on an analysis of some
[06:34.59]Romantic poems.
[06:36.28]M: Hey, that’s not a bad idea.
[06:39.05]I’ve already started the research
[06:41.06]for one of the papers.
[06:42.40]So I can use that.
[06:44.94]What can I do to repay you?
[06:47.06]W: You want to write up
[06:48.17]my chemistry lab for me?
[06:50.02]M: I’d love to, but I’ve never taken
[06:52.13]Chemistry, so I’m not sure
[06:54.21]you’ll like the result.
[06:56.25]W: Oh, well.
[06:56.99]Thank you all the same,
[06:58.34]then. Have a good weekend
[06:59.99]and try to get out of the library
[07:02.26]to get some sleep.
[07:03.76]You have big circles under your eyes.
[07:06.20]M: OK, I’ll try. See you later.
[07:11.19]Questions 19 to 22 are based
[07:13.80]on the conversation
[07:15.12]you have just heard.
[07:17.94]19. What has the man been busy
[07:21.02]doing?
[07:36.87]20. What does the woman
[07:39.07]suggest the man do
[07:40.38]to make his work easier?
[07:57.70]21. Why does the woman mention
[08:00.88]Romanticism?
[08:17.53]22. Why doesn’t the woman
[08:19.96]want any help from the man?
[08:37.34]Conversation Two
[08:39.70]M: I’m so relieved
[08:40.81]that I’ve just finished the story
[08:42.49]I was working on
[08:43.50]for our creative writing course.
[08:46.08]W: I haven’t quite finished mine yet.
[08:48.15]I had trouble getting pass
[08:49.71]the beginning.
[08:50.94]M: How come?
[08:52.27]W: Well, I was really happy to
[08:54.29]write a detective story.
[08:56.11]But after the first few pages,
[08:58.43]I was sort of frozen up mentally.
[09:01.01]I just couldn’t write any more.
[09:03.54]M: The same thing happened to me.
[09:05.45]I thought it means I lack imagination.
[09:08.36]W: Well. Prof. Wilson said
[09:10.69]it’s pretty common for writers
[09:12.46]to get stuck like that.
[09:14.44]M: You went to talk to her about it?
[09:16.51]W: Actually, I went to ask for
[09:18.80]more time to finish the assignment.
[09:21.18]But instead she gave me some advice
[09:23.53]about how to keep from
[09:25.22]getting stalled writing like that.
[09:27.49]She said that the first thing
[09:29.35]I should do is just write anything
[09:31.93]that comes into my head
[09:33.83]even if it doesn’t make any sense.
[09:36.12]M: That is interesting.
[09:37.66]When I got stuck,
[09:38.95]I shift to something else,
[09:41.06]you know, did some work
[09:42.76]for one of my other courses.
[09:44.87]W: Well, her methods seem
[09:46.84]have worked for me.
[09:48.38]I’ve written most of the story,
[09:50.25]and I should be able to hand it in
[09:52.44]on time. But first I need to
[09:55.22]go to the jewellery store.
[09:56.98]M: You are going shopping?
[09:58.42]Can’t you wait until you
[09:59.94]finish your story?
[10:01.29]W: I am going there for my story.
[10:03.95]My detective solved a jewellery store
[10:06.51]robbery. So I want to take a look
[10:08.91]at how the jewellery cases
[10:10.59]are arranged, and how
[10:12.19]the security cameras are located.
[10:16.45]Questions 23to 25 are based
[10:19.61]on the conversation
[10:20.89]you have just heard.
[10:23.57]23. What was the woman’s problem?
[10:42.46]24. What did the professor
[10:45.05]tell the woman to do?
[11:02.13]25. Why is the woman
[11:04.60]going to the jewellery store?
[11:21.61]Section B
[11:23.82]Directions: In this section,
[11:26.96]you will hear 3 short passages,
[11:30.32]at the end of each passage,
[11:32.63]you will hear some questions.
[11:35.01]Both the passage and the questions
[11:37.48]will be spoken only once.
[11:40.48]After you hear a question,
[11:43.32]you must choose the best answer
[11:45.80]from the four choices
[11:47.14]marked A), B), C) and D).
[11:50.32]Then mark the corresponding letter
[11:52.57]on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line
[11:56.00]through the centre.
[11:59.36]Passage One
[12:01.47]Mrs. Jones was very fond of
[12:03.49]singing. She had a good voice,
[12:05.94]except that some of her
[12:07.32]high notes tended to sound like
[12:09.27]a rusted gate that someone
[12:11.29]had forgotten to lubricate(润滑).
[12:13.61]Mrs. Jones was very conscious
[12:15.30]of this weakness,
[12:16.60]and took every opportunity
[12:18.08]she could find
[12:19.08]to practice these high notes.
[12:21.35]As she lived in a small house
[12:23.37]where she could not practice
[12:24.96]without disturbing the rest
[12:26.51]of the family,
[12:27.45]she usually went for long walks
[12:29.78]along the country roads
[12:31.16]whenever she had time,
[12:33.08]and practiced her high notes
[12:34.82]there. Whenever she heard a car
[12:37.00]or a person coming along the road,
[12:39.04]she would stop and waited
[12:41.12]until she could no longer be heard,
[12:43.93]because she was a shy person,
[12:45.55]and because she was sensitive
[12:47.87]about those high notes.
[12:50.15]One afternoon, however,
[12:51.35]a fast, open car came up
[12:53.53]behind her so silently
[12:55.10]and so fast that she did not hear
[12:58.10]it until it was only a few yards
[13:00.15]from her. She was singing
[13:02.01]some of her highest
[13:03.34]and most difficult notes
[13:04.67]at the moment,
[13:05.84]and as the car passed her,
[13:07.54]she saw an anxious expression
[13:09.49]suddenly came over
[13:10.86]the driver’s face.
[13:12.44]He put his brakes on violently,
[13:14.64]and as soon as the car stopped,
[13:16.53]he jumped out and began
[13:18.40]to examine all his tires carefully.
[13:21.64]Mrs. Jones did not dare to
[13:23.65]tell him what the noise really was,
[13:26.23]he got back into his car
[13:28.13]and drove off as puzzled
[13:29.61]as he had been when he stopped.
[13:34.32]Questions 26 to 29 are based
[13:37.32]on the passage you have just heard.
[13:41.16]26. What was Mrs. Jones very fond of?
[14:01.02]27. What did she do to overcome
[14:04.29]her weakness?
[14:20.59]28. Where did Mrs. Jones practice?
[14:39.71]29. Why did the driver stop his car?
[14:59.28]Passage Two
[15:00.73]People dream four to six times
[15:03.35]a night. They dream
[15:04.84]while they are in the REM stage
[15:06.85]of sleep, which means rapid eye
[15:09.29]movement stage in one’s sleep.
[15:11.91]Sleepers go into the REM stage
[15:14.16]about every 90 minutes.
[15:16.97]The first dream of the night
[15:18.58]may last about 10 minutes.
[15:20.97]Each dream gets a little longer.
[15:23.72]The last dream of the night may be an hour long.
[15:27.42]People need their dreams.
[15:29.24]Younger children spend more time
[15:31.49]dreaming.
[15:32.71]Babies spend almost half of
[15:34.43]their sleep in the REM stage.
[15:37.23]One experiment showed
[15:38.61]that everyone needs to dream.
[15:41.16]Doctors gave some people
[15:42.71]sleeping pills.
[15:44.31]These pills didn’t let them
[15:46.18]go to REM sleep.
[15:48.11]After a few nights without dreams,
[15:50.35]they began to feel bad.
[15:52.61]They became angry easily,
[15:54.75]they worried a lot,
[15:56.25]and they wanted to fight
[15:57.61]with everyone.
[15:59.18]After stopping taking
[16:00.58]the sleeping pills,
[16:01.84]they all began to dream all night
[16:04.09]for a few nights to catch up.
[16:06.44]Why do people dream?
[16:08.20]Dreams give them time
[16:09.89]to find the answers
[16:11.06]to some of their problems.
[16:12.88]If they think
[16:13.83]they will have difficult problems
[16:15.30]the next day,
[16:16.47]they may spend more time
[16:17.97]on REM sleep the night before.
[16:20.64]In their dreams, they may find
[16:22.59]an answer to their problems.
[16:26.73]Questions 30 to 32 are based
[16:29.22]on the passage you have just heard.
[16:32.86]30. How often does a person dream
[16:36.06]each night?
[16:52.35]31. What is the role of sleeping pills?
[17:11.54]32. Why do people dream
[17:14.24]according to this passage?
[17:31.73]Passage Three
[17:33.57]A few years ago it was fashionable
[17:35.88]to speak of generation gap-
[17:38.45]a division between young people
[17:40.15]and their elders.
[17:41.86]Parents complained
[17:42.96]that their children did not show
[17:44.71]them proper respect
[17:46.07]and obedience,
[17:47.17]while children complained
[17:48.36]that their parents
[17:49.62]did not understand them at all.
[17:52.08]One important cause
[17:53.15]of generation gap is
[17:55.09]the opportunity
[17:56.07]that young people have to choose
[17:58.05]their own life-styles.
[17:59.93]In more traditional societies,
[18:01.83]when children grow up,
[18:03.46]they are expected to
[18:04.70]live in the same area
[18:06.08]where their parents live,
[18:07.94]to marry people
[18:08.98]that their parents know
[18:10.28]and approve of
[18:11.55]and often to continue the family
[18:13.97]careers. In our society,
[18:16.38]young people often travel
[18:17.92]great distances
[18:18.90]for their education,
[18:20.55]move out of the family
[18:21.92]at an early age,
[18:23.29]and choose careers different
[18:25.25]from those of their parents.
[18:27.54]In our modern society,
[18:29.33]parents often expect their children
[18:31.85]to do better than they did:
[18:33.88]to find better jobs,
[18:35.25]to make more money,
[18:36.67]and to do all the things
[18:38.58]that they were unable to do.
[18:40.82]But often they discover
[18:42.24]that they have very little
[18:43.77]in common with each other.
[18:45.26]Finally, the speed
[18:47.48]that changes take place
[18:49.22]in our society is another cause
[18:51.73]of the gap between generations.
[18:53.59]In a traditional culture,
[18:56.26]elderly people are valued
[18:57.83]for their wisdom,
[18:59.21]but in our society,
[19:00.65]the knowledge of a lifetime
[19:02.38]may become obsolete overnight.
[19:05.30]The best way to narrow the gap
[19:07.27]is parents and children to
[19:08.97]be mutually respected.
[19:13.62]Questions 33 to 35 are based
[19:16.66]on the passage you have just heard.
[19:20.30]33. Which one is an most important
[19:23.58]cause of the generation gap?
[19:39.17]34. What aren’t children expected
[19:42.32]to do in more traditional society?
[20:00.22]35. How do we narrow the gap?
[20:18.53]Section C
[20:20.34]Directions: In this section,
[20:23.59]you will hear a passage three times.
[20:26.66]When the passage is read
[20:28.60]for the first time,
[20:30.14]you should listen carefully
[20:31.81]for its general idea.
[20:34.11]When the passage is read
[20:36.10]for the second time, you are required
[20:39.11]to fill in the blanks
[20:40.57]numbered from 36 to 43
[20:44.30]with the exact words
[20:46.08]you have just heard.
[20:48.22]For blanks numbered
[20:50.00]from 44 to 46
[20:52.94]you are required to
[20:54.48]fill in the missing information.
[20:57.86]For these blanks, you can either
[21:00.10]use the exact words
[21:01.87]you have just heard
[21:03.68]or write down the main points
[21:05.70]in your own words. Finally,
[21:10.16]when the passage is read for
[21:11.74]the third time, you should
[21:13.43]check what you have written.
[21:16.25]Now listen to the passage.
[21:20.55]Looking to improve your language
[21:22.71]skills, but don’t have the time
[21:25.18]to go overseas to attend school?
[21:28.04]More and more universities
[21:29.75]around the world are offering
[21:31.63]opportunities for students
[21:33.36]to obtain degrees online from
[21:36.19]the comfort of their own homes,
[21:38.28]and many of these institutions
[21:40.52]have met certain standards
[21:42.23]of excellence.
[21:43.78]If you decide
[21:44.82]to take language courses online
[21:47.21]or any subject for that matter,
[21:49.53]be sure to evaluate the benefits
[21:52.02]of studying online
[21:53.34]versus going abroad.
[21:55.71]The advantages of studying online
[21:57.78]are that the costs are usually
[21:59.75]lower; you can study
[22:01.67]at your own pace,
[22:03.02]and you have access
[22:04.36]to the materials 24 hours a day
[22:07.71]from almost any computer
[22:09.22]in the world. However,
[22:11.22]you won’t get human interaction
[22:13.42]of meeting people face to face
[22:15.59]like you would if you were
[22:16.89]physically attending a school
[22:18.33]overseas.
[22:20.11]On the other hand,
[22:21.28]the advantages of going overseas
[22:23.53]may include
[22:25.01]day-to-day opportunities
[22:26.74]to be exposed to a new culture,
[22:29.15]meet new friends with
[22:30.54]whom you can practice
[22:31.74]the language, and chances
[22:33.66]to see different parts
[22:34.93]of the world. However,
[22:37.03]there may be a number
[22:38.44]of disadvantages for some,
[22:40.44]including expense,
[22:41.94]time away from one’s school,
[22:44.11]family, or work,
[22:45.53]and the challenge
[22:46.67]of adapting to a new culture
[22:48.51]and way of life.
[22:50.14]Whatever you do,
[22:51.61]consider a long-distance
[22:53.12]education program
[22:54.82]that meets your educational needs,
[22:57.41]is within your budget,
[22:59.02]and equally important,
[23:00.99]provides you with opportunities
[23:03.42]to grow beyond the classroom
[23:05.28]through cultural
[23:06.37]and educational activities.
[23:10.00]Now the passage will be read again.
[23:13.51]Looking to improve your language
[23:15.31]skills, but don’t have the time
[23:17.69]to go overseas to attend school?
[23:20.38]More and more universities
[23:22.19]around the world are offering
[23:24.11]opportunities for students
[23:25.95]to obtain degrees online from
[23:28.79]the comfort of their own homes,
[23:30.84]and many of these institutions
[23:33.01]have met certain standards
[23:34.89]of excellence.
[23:36.06]If you decide
[23:37.17]to take language courses online
[23:39.65]or any subject for that matter,
[23:42.06]be sure to evaluate the benefits
[23:44.47]of studying online
[23:45.83]versus going abroad.
[23:47.94]The advantages of studying online
[23:50.37]are that the costs are usually
[23:52.41]lower; you can study
[23:54.30]at your own pace,
[23:55.47]and you have access
[23:57.14]to the materials 24 hours a day
[24:00.05]from almost any computer
[24:01.75]in the world. However,
[24:04.05]you won’t get human interaction
[24:06.02]of meeting people face to face
[24:07.94]like you would if you were
[24:09.65]physically attending a school
[24:11.06]overseas.
[24:12.73]On the other hand,
[24:13.81]the advantages of going overseas
[24:16.24]may include
[24:17.75]day-to-day opportunities
[24:19.48]to be exposed to a new culture,
[24:22.12]meet new friends with
[24:23.27]whom you can use and practice
[24:25.08]the language,
[25:16.51]and chances
[25:17.14]to see different parts
[25:18.25]of the world. However,
[25:20.41]there may be a number
[25:21.74]of disadvantages for some,
[25:23.71]including expense,
[25:25.62]time away from one’s school,
[25:27.80]family, or work,
[25:28.94]and the challenge
[25:30.01]of adapting to a new culture
[25:31.79]and way of life.
[26:23.34]Whatever you do,
[26:24.60]consider a long-distance
[26:26.15]education program
[26:27.77]that meets your educational needs,
[26:30.36]is within your budget,
[26:31.92]and equally important,
[26:33.97]provides you with opportunities
[26:36.32]to grow beyond the classroom
[26:38.22]through cultural
[26:39.39]and educational activities.
[27:31.68]Now the passage will be read
[27:33.08]for the third time.
[27:35.90]Looking to improve your language
[27:37.68]skills, but don’t have the time
[27:40.02]to go overseas to attend school?
[27:42.87]More and more universities
[27:44.63]around the world are offering
[27:46.50]opportunities for students
[27:48.27]to obtain degrees online from
[27:51.09]the comfort of their own homes,
[27:53.19]and many of these institutions
[27:55.32]have met certain standards
[27:57.24]of excellence.
[27:58.58]If you decide
[27:59.60]to take language courses online
[28:01.91]or any subject for that matter,
[28:04.30]be sure to evaluate the benefits
[28:06.80]of studying online
[28:08.60]versus going abroad.
[28:10.49]The advantages of studying online
[28:12.66]are that the costs are usually
[28:14.79]lower; you can study
[28:16.56]at your own pace,
[28:17.77]and you have access
[28:19.21]to the materials 24 hours a day
[28:22.24]from almost any computer
[28:24.02]in the world. However,
[28:26.42]you won’t get human interaction
[28:28.35]of meeting people face to face
[28:30.45]like you would if you were
[28:32.04]physically attending a school
[28:33.46]overseas.
[28:35.14]On the other hand,
[28:36.29]the advantages of going overseas
[28:38.67]may include
[28:39.90]day-to-day opportunities
[28:41.83]to be exposed to a new culture,
[28:44.29]meet new friends with
[28:45.64]whom you can use and practice
[28:47.54]the language, and chances
[28:49.48]to see different parts
[28:50.74]of the world. However,
[28:52.77]there may be a number
[28:54.11]of disadvantages for some,
[28:56.23]including expense,
[28:57.91]time away from one’s school,
[29:00.05]family, or work,
[29:01.36]and the challenge
[29:02.35]of adapting to a new culture
[29:04.21]and way of life.
[29:05.86]Whatever you do,
[29:07.34]consider a long-distance
[29:08.76]education program
[29:10.50]that meets your educational needs,
[29:13.05]is within your budget,
[29:14.89]and equally important,
[29:16.59]provides you with opportunities
[29:19.08]to grow beyond the classroom
[29:21.02]through cultural
[29:22.20]and educational activities.
[29:26.07]This is the end
[29:26.92]of listening comprehension.
[00:14.93]Model Test Seven [00:17.29]Section A [00:19.99]Directions: [00:22.32]In this section, [00:24.03]you will hear 8 short conversations [00:27.18]and 2 long conversations. [00:30.26]At the end of each conversation, [00:33.00]one or more questions [00:34.87]will be asked about what was said. [00:37.75]Both the conversation [00:39.44]and the questions will be spoken [00:41.79]only once. After each question [00:45.46]there will be a pause. [00:47.76]During the pause, [00:49.60]you must read the four choices [00:51.98]marked A), B), C) and D), [00:56.48]and decide which is the best answer. [01:00.32]Then mark the corresponding letter [01:02.92]on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line [01:07.00]through the centre. [01:09.32]Now let’s begin with [01:10.95]the eight short conversations. [01:14.74]11. M: You’ve been hoping [01:18.15]to get that job, haven’t you? [01:20.47]Why did they give it [01:21.35]to Thomas not you? [01:23.66]W: I think I’m the wrong gender, [01:25.97]that’s all. [01:27.67]Q: Why did Thomas get the job [01:29.64]according to the woman? [01:46.25]12. M: Why don’t you call [01:49.07]and see if the flight is going to be [01:51.07]on time? [01:52.57]W: I’ve already called them. [01:54.39]I think we can meet Jane [01:56.18]before dinner. [01:57.73]Q: What are they talking about? [02:14.92]13. W: If we don’t leave soon, [02:17.76]we’ll miss the beginning of the movie. [02:20.37]M: We still have some time. [02:22.00]They always play 15 minutes [02:24.17]of previews before it starts. [02:27.15]Q: What does the man mean? [02:44.68]14. M: You made a reservation for ten, [02:48.97]right? [02:50.31]W: I sure did, but I forgot [02:52.86]to reserve two more for us. [02:55.55]Q: How many rooms [02:56.83]should the woman have reserved? [03:14.42]15. W: I have to drive to Chicago [03:17.66]next week. Do you have a map [03:19.62]I could borrow? [03:21.00]M: Sorry I don’t, [03:22.52]but I can pick one up for you [03:24.18]while I’m at the bookstore. [03:26.15]Q: What does the man mean? [03:44.08]16. M: Miss Green, [03:46.96]Could you give me some suggestions [03:48.85]about my term paper? [03:50.88]W: Well, I wouldn’t say [03:52.54]it needs any major corrections. [03:55.90]Q: What can we learn about [03:57.37]the term paper? [04:14.40]17. W: Aren’t we supposed to [04:17.78]have a conference this afternoon? [04:19.92]M: It was postponed [04:22.25]because the boss had to [04:23.39]meet one of his clients. [04:25.74]Q: What do we learn from [04:27.05]this conversation? [04:43.97]18. M: Excuse me. [04:46.70]This questionnaire is so long [04:48.66]and I’m kind of in a hurry. [04:50.74]Do I have to answer [04:51.92]all the questions? [04:53.55]W: Just the first side. [04:54.91]The ones on the back are optional. [04:57.61]Q: What does the woman mean? [05:15.42]Now you will hear the [05:16.48]two long conversations. [05:19.58]Conversation One [05:21.62]W: I haven’t seen you here [05:23.26]for a couple of weeks. [05:24.74]What are you doing now? [05:26.72]M: I’m preparing my paper [05:28.01]in the library. [05:29.60]W: Working on the paper? [05:31.08]M: I wish I was working on a paper. [05:33.40]I’m working on three different papers: [05:36.24]Anthropology, English Literature [05:38.60]and History. [05:40.35]W: Wow! That is a lot of work. [05:42.57]M: Yeah, and what’s frustrating [05:44.52]is that I’m studying the 19th century [05:47.18]British Empire in all three classes. [05:50.45]But I can’t just write a single paper [05:53.10]for all three. [05:54.33]W: Why not? [05:55.49]M: The professors won’t let me, [05:57.33]even if I can make it three times [05:59.29]as long as the suggested length. [06:01.70]W: Oh, that’s too bad. [06:03.81]Could you write your papers [06:05.01]on three aspects of one topic? [06:07.82]M: Mm, what do you mean? [06:09.93]Do you have something in mind? [06:11.69]W: Well, let me see. [06:13.82]Hum, maybe you could do something [06:16.21]with Romanticism, like, eh, [06:19.22]write your Anthropology paper [06:21.33]on the cultural basis of Romanticism, [06:24.32]and your History paper [06:25.93]on the influence [06:27.18]of the Romantic poets on [06:28.80]British foreign policy, [06:30.66]and, your English paper, [06:32.72]on an analysis of some [06:34.59]Romantic poems. [06:36.28]M: Hey, that’s not a bad idea. [06:39.05]I’ve already started the research [06:41.06]for one of the papers. [06:42.40]So I can use that. [06:44.94]What can I do to repay you? [06:47.06]W: You want to write up [06:48.17]my chemistry lab for me? [06:50.02]M: I’d love to, but I’ve never taken [06:52.13]Chemistry, so I’m not sure [06:54.21]you’ll like the result. [06:56.25]W: Oh, well. [06:56.99]Thank you all the same, [06:58.34]then. Have a good weekend [06:59.99]and try to get out of the library [07:02.26]to get some sleep. [07:03.76]You have big circles under your eyes. [07:06.20]M: OK, I’ll try. See you later. [07:11.19]Questions 19 to 22 are based [07:13.80]on the conversation [07:15.12]you have just heard. [07:17.94]19. What has the man been busy [07:21.02]doing? [07:36.87]20. What does the woman [07:39.07]suggest the man do [07:40.38]to make his work easier? [07:57.70]21. Why does the woman mention [08:00.88]Romanticism? [08:17.53]22. Why doesn’t the woman [08:19.96]want any help from the man? [08:37.34]Conversation Two [08:39.70]M: I’m so relieved [08:40.81]that I’ve just finished the story [08:42.49]I was working on [08:43.50]for our creative writing course. [08:46.08]W: I haven’t quite finished mine yet. [08:48.15]I had trouble getting pass [08:49.71]the beginning. [08:50.94]M: How come? [08:52.27]W: Well, I was really happy to [08:54.29]write a detective story. [08:56.11]But after the first few pages, [08:58.43]I was sort of frozen up mentally. [09:01.01]I just couldn’t write any more. [09:03.54]M: The same thing happened to me. [09:05.45]I thought it means I lack imagination. [09:08.36]W: Well. Prof. Wilson said [09:10.69]it’s pretty common for writers [09:12.46]to get stuck like that. [09:14.44]M: You went to talk to her about it? [09:16.51]W: Actually, I went to ask for [09:18.80]more time to finish the assignment. [09:21.18]But instead she gave me some advice [09:23.53]about how to keep from [09:25.22]getting stalled writing like that. [09:27.49]She said that the first thing [09:29.35]I should do is just write anything [09:31.93]that comes into my head [09:33.83]even if it doesn’t make any sense. [09:36.12]M: That is interesting. [09:37.66]When I got stuck, [09:38.95]I shift to something else, [09:41.06]you know, did some work [09:42.76]for one of my other courses. [09:44.87]W: Well, her methods seem [09:46.84]have worked for me. [09:48.38]I’ve written most of the story, [09:50.25]and I should be able to hand it in [09:52.44]on time. But first I need to [09:55.22]go to the jewellery store. [09:56.98]M: You are going shopping? [09:58.42]Can’t you wait until you [09:59.94]finish your story? [10:01.29]W: I am going there for my story. [10:03.95]My detective solved a jewellery store [10:06.51]robbery. So I want to take a look [10:08.91]at how the jewellery cases [10:10.59]are arranged, and how [10:12.19]the security cameras are located. [10:16.45]Questions 23to 25 are based [10:19.61]on the conversation [10:20.89]you have just heard. [10:23.57]23. What was the woman’s problem? [10:42.46]24. What did the professor [10:45.05]tell the woman to do? [11:02.13]25. Why is the woman [11:04.60]going to the jewellery store? [11:21.61]Section B [11:23.82]Directions: In this section, [11:26.96]you will hear 3 short passages, [11:30.32]at the end of each passage, [11:32.63]you will hear some questions. [11:35.01]Both the passage and the questions [11:37.48]will be spoken only once. [11:40.48]After you hear a question, [11:43.32]you must choose the best answer [11:45.80]from the four choices [11:47.14]marked A), B), C) and D). [11:50.32]Then mark the corresponding letter [11:52.57]on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line [11:56.00]through the centre. [11:59.36]Passage One [12:01.47]Mrs. Jones was very fond of [12:03.49]singing. She had a good voice, [12:05.94]except that some of her [12:07.32]high notes tended to sound like [12:09.27]a rusted gate that someone [12:11.29]had forgotten to lubricate(润滑). [12:13.61]Mrs. Jones was very conscious [12:15.30]of this weakness, [12:16.60]and took every opportunity [12:18.08]she could find [12:19.08]to practice these high notes. [12:21.35]As she lived in a small house [12:23.37]where she could not practice [12:24.96]without disturbing the rest [12:26.51]of the family, [12:27.45]she usually went for long walks [12:29.78]along the country roads [12:31.16]whenever she had time, [12:33.08]and practiced her high notes [12:34.82]there. Whenever she heard a car [12:37.00]or a person coming along the road, [12:39.04]she would stop and waited [12:41.12]until she could no longer be heard, [12:43.93]because she was a shy person, [12:45.55]and because she was sensitive [12:47.87]about those high notes. [12:50.15]One afternoon, however, [12:51.35]a fast, open car came up [12:53.53]behind her so silently [12:55.10]and so fast that she did not hear [12:58.10]it until it was only a few yards [13:00.15]from her. She was singing [13:02.01]some of her highest [13:03.34]and most difficult notes [13:04.67]at the moment, [13:05.84]and as the car passed her, [13:07.54]she saw an anxious expression [13:09.49]suddenly came over [13:10.86]the driver’s face. [13:12.44]He put his brakes on violently, [13:14.64]and as soon as the car stopped, [13:16.53]he jumped out and began [13:18.40]to examine all his tires carefully. [13:21.64]Mrs. Jones did not dare to [13:23.65]tell him what the noise really was, [13:26.23]he got back into his car [13:28.13]and drove off as puzzled [13:29.61]as he had been when he stopped. [13:34.32]Questions 26 to 29 are based [13:37.32]on the passage you have just heard. [13:41.16]26. What was Mrs. Jones very fond of? [14:01.02]27. What did she do to overcome [14:04.29]her weakness? [14:20.59]28. Where did Mrs. Jones practice? [14:39.71]29. Why did the driver stop his car? [14:59.28]Passage Two [15:00.73]People dream four to six times [15:03.35]a night. They dream [15:04.84]while they are in the REM stage [15:06.85]of sleep, which means rapid eye [15:09.29]movement stage in one’s sleep. [15:11.91]Sleepers go into the REM stage [15:14.16]about every 90 minutes. [15:16.97]The first dream of the night [15:18.58]may last about 10 minutes. [15:20.97]Each dream gets a little longer. [15:23.72]The last dream of the night may be an hour long. [15:27.42]People need their dreams. [15:29.24]Younger children spend more time [15:31.49]dreaming. [15:32.71]Babies spend almost half of [15:34.43]their sleep in the REM stage. [15:37.23]One experiment showed [15:38.61]that everyone needs to dream. [15:41.16]Doctors gave some people [15:42.71]sleeping pills. [15:44.31]These pills didn’t let them [15:46.18]go to REM sleep. [15:48.11]After a few nights without dreams, [15:50.35]they began to feel bad. [15:52.61]They became angry easily, [15:54.75]they worried a lot, [15:56.25]and they wanted to fight [15:57.61]with everyone. [15:59.18]After stopping taking [16:00.58]the sleeping pills, [16:01.84]they all began to dream all night [16:04.09]for a few nights to catch up. [16:06.44]Why do people dream? [16:08.20]Dreams give them time [16:09.89]to find the answers [16:11.06]to some of their problems. [16:12.88]If they think [16:13.83]they will have difficult problems [16:15.30]the next day, [16:16.47]they may spend more time [16:17.97]on REM sleep the night before. [16:20.64]In their dreams, they may find [16:22.59]an answer to their problems. [16:26.73]Questions 30 to 32 are based [16:29.22]on the passage you have just heard. [16:32.86]30. How often does a person dream [16:36.06]each night? [16:52.35]31. What is the role of sleeping pills? [17:11.54]32. Why do people dream [17:14.24]according to this passage? [17:31.73]Passage Three [17:33.57]A few years ago it was fashionable [17:35.88]to speak of generation gap- [17:38.45]a division between young people [17:40.15]and their elders. [17:41.86]Parents complained [17:42.96]that their children did not show [17:44.71]them proper respect [17:46.07]and obedience, [17:47.17]while children complained [17:48.36]that their parents [17:49.62]did not understand them at all. [17:52.08]One important cause [17:53.15]of generation gap is [17:55.09]the opportunity [17:56.07]that young people have to choose [17:58.05]their own life-styles. [17:59.93]In more traditional societies, [18:01.83]when children grow up, [18:03.46]they are expected to [18:04.70]live in the same area [18:06.08]where their parents live, [18:07.94]to marry people [18:08.98]that their parents know [18:10.28]and approve of [18:11.55]and often to continue the family [18:13.97]careers. In our society, [18:16.38]young people often travel [18:17.92]great distances [18:18.90]for their education, [18:20.55]move out of the family [18:21.92]at an early age, [18:23.29]and choose careers different [18:25.25]from those of their parents. [18:27.54]In our modern society, [18:29.33]parents often expect their children [18:31.85]to do better than they did: [18:33.88]to find better jobs, [18:35.25]to make more money, [18:36.67]and to do all the things [18:38.58]that they were unable to do. [18:40.82]But often they discover [18:42.24]that they have very little [18:43.77]in common with each other. [18:45.26]Finally, the speed [18:47.48]that changes take place [18:49.22]in our society is another cause [18:51.73]of the gap between generations. [18:53.59]In a traditional culture, [18:56.26]elderly people are valued [18:57.83]for their wisdom, [18:59.21]but in our society, [19:00.65]the knowledge of a lifetime [19:02.38]may become obsolete overnight. [19:05.30]The best way to narrow the gap [19:07.27]is parents and children to [19:08.97]be mutually respected. [19:13.62]Questions 33 to 35 are based [19:16.66]on the passage you have just heard. [19:20.30]33. Which one is an most important [19:23.58]cause of the generation gap? [19:39.17]34. What aren’t children expected [19:42.32]to do in more traditional society? [20:00.22]35. How do we narrow the gap? [20:18.53]Section C [20:20.34]Directions: In this section, [20:23.59]you will hear a passage three times. [20:26.66]When the passage is read [20:28.60]for the first time, [20:30.14]you should listen carefully [20:31.81]for its general idea. [20:34.11]When the passage is read [20:36.10]for the second time, you are required [20:39.11]to fill in the blanks [20:40.57]numbered from 36 to 43 [20:44.30]with the exact words [20:46.08]you have just heard. [20:48.22]For blanks numbered [20:50.00]from 44 to 46 [20:52.94]you are required to [20:54.48]fill in the missing information. [20:57.86]For these blanks, you can either [21:00.10]use the exact words [21:01.87]you have just heard [21:03.68]or write down the main points [21:05.70]in your own words. Finally, [21:10.16]when the passage is read for [21:11.74]the third time, you should [21:13.43]check what you have written. [21:16.25]Now listen to the passage. [21:20.55]Looking to improve your language [21:22.71]skills, but don’t have the time [21:25.18]to go overseas to attend school? [21:28.04]More and more universities [21:29.75]around the world are offering [21:31.63]opportunities for students [21:33.36]to obtain degrees online from [21:36.19]the comfort of their own homes, [21:38.28]and many of these institutions [21:40.52]have met certain standards [21:42.23]of excellence. [21:43.78]If you decide [21:44.82]to take language courses online [21:47.21]or any subject for that matter, [21:49.53]be sure to evaluate the benefits [21:52.02]of studying online [21:53.34]versus going abroad. [21:55.71]The advantages of studying online [21:57.78]are that the costs are usually [21:59.75]lower; you can study [22:01.67]at your own pace, [22:03.02]and you have access [22:04.36]to the materials 24 hours a day [22:07.71]from almost any computer [22:09.22]in the world. However, [22:11.22]you won’t get human interaction [22:13.42]of meeting people face to face [22:15.59]like you would if you were [22:16.89]physically attending a school [22:18.33]overseas. [22:20.11]On the other hand, [22:21.28]the advantages of going overseas [22:23.53]may include [22:25.01]day-to-day opportunities [22:26.74]to be exposed to a new culture, [22:29.15]meet new friends with [22:30.54]whom you can practice [22:31.74]the language, and chances [22:33.66]to see different parts [22:34.93]of the world. However, [22:37.03]there may be a number [22:38.44]of disadvantages for some, [22:40.44]including expense, [22:41.94]time away from one’s school, [22:44.11]family, or work, [22:45.53]and the challenge [22:46.67]of adapting to a new culture [22:48.51]and way of life. [22:50.14]Whatever you do, [22:51.61]consider a long-distance [22:53.12]education program [22:54.82]that meets your educational needs, [22:57.41]is within your budget, [22:59.02]and equally important, [23:00.99]provides you with opportunities [23:03.42]to grow beyond the classroom [23:05.28]through cultural [23:06.37]and educational activities. [23:10.00]Now the passage will be read again. [23:13.51]Looking to improve your language [23:15.31]skills, but don’t have the time [23:17.69]to go overseas to attend school? [23:20.38]More and more universities [23:22.19]around the world are offering [23:24.11]opportunities for students [23:25.95]to obtain degrees online from [23:28.79]the comfort of their own homes, [23:30.84]and many of these institutions [23:33.01]have met certain standards [23:34.89]of excellence. [23:36.06]If you decide [23:37.17]to take language courses online [23:39.65]or any subject for that matter, [23:42.06]be sure to evaluate the benefits [23:44.47]of studying online [23:45.83]versus going abroad. [23:47.94]The advantages of studying online [23:50.37]are that the costs are usually [23:52.41]lower; you can study [23:54.30]at your own pace, [23:55.47]and you have access [23:57.14]to the materials 24 hours a day [24:00.05]from almost any computer [24:01.75]in the world. However, [24:04.05]you won’t get human interaction [24:06.02]of meeting people face to face [24:07.94]like you would if you were [24:09.65]physically attending a school [24:11.06]overseas. [24:12.73]On the other hand, [24:13.81]the advantages of going overseas [24:16.24]may include [24:17.75]day-to-day opportunities [24:19.48]to be exposed to a new culture, [24:22.12]meet new friends with [24:23.27]whom you can use and practice [24:25.08]the language, [25:16.51]and chances [25:17.14]to see different parts [25:18.25]of the world. However, [25:20.41]there may be a number [25:21.74]of disadvantages for some, [25:23.71]including expense, [25:25.62]time away from one’s school, [25:27.80]family, or work, [25:28.94]and the challenge [25:30.01]of adapting to a new culture [25:31.79]and way of life. [26:23.34]Whatever you do, [26:24.60]consider a long-distance [26:26.15]education program [26:27.77]that meets your educational needs, [26:30.36]is within your budget, [26:31.92]and equally important, [26:33.97]provides you with opportunities [26:36.32]to grow beyond the classroom [26:38.22]through cultural [26:39.39]and educational activities. [27:31.68]Now the passage will be read [27:33.08]for the third time. [27:35.90]Looking to improve your language [27:37.68]skills, but don’t have the time [27:40.02]to go overseas to attend school? [27:42.87]More and more universities [27:44.63]around the world are offering [27:46.50]opportunities for students [27:48.27]to obtain degrees online from [27:51.09]the comfort of their own homes, [27:53.19]and many of these institutions [27:55.32]have met certain standards [27:57.24]of excellence. [27:58.58]If you decide [27:59.60]to take language courses online [28:01.91]or any subject for that matter, [28:04.30]be sure to evaluate the benefits [28:06.80]of studying online [28:08.60]versus going abroad. [28:10.49]The advantages of studying online [28:12.66]are that the costs are usually [28:14.79]lower; you can study [28:16.56]at your own pace, [28:17.77]and you have access [28:19.21]to the materials 24 hours a day [28:22.24]from almost any computer [28:24.02]in the world. However, [28:26.42]you won’t get human interaction [28:28.35]of meeting people face to face [28:30.45]like you would if you were [28:32.04]physically attending a school [28:33.46]overseas. [28:35.14]On the other hand, [28:36.29]the advantages of going overseas [28:38.67]may include [28:39.90]day-to-day opportunities [28:41.83]to be exposed to a new culture, [28:44.29]meet new friends with [28:45.64]whom you can use and practice [28:47.54]the language, and chances [28:49.48]to see different parts [28:50.74]of the world. However, [28:52.77]there may be a number [28:54.11]of disadvantages for some, [28:56.23]including expense, [28:57.91]time away from one’s school, [29:00.05]family, or work, [29:01.36]and the challenge [29:02.35]of adapting to a new culture [29:04.21]and way of life. [29:05.86]Whatever you do, [29:07.34]consider a long-distance [29:08.76]education program [29:10.50]that meets your educational needs, [29:13.05]is within your budget, [29:14.89]and equally important, [29:16.59]provides you with opportunities [29:19.08]to grow beyond the classroom [29:21.02]through cultural [29:22.20]and educational activities. [29:26.07]This is the end [29:26.92]of listening comprehension.
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