Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes )
A) It will reduce government revenues .
B) It will stimulate business activities.
C) It will mainly benefit the wealthy .
D) It will cut the stockholder’s dividends.
A) She will do her best if the job is worth doing .
B) She prefers a life of continued exploration .
C) She will stick to the job if the pay is good .
D) She doesn’t think much of job-hopping .
A) Stop thinking about the matter . B) Talk the drug user out of the habit .
C) Be more friendly to his schoolmate . D) Keep his distance from drug addicts .
A) The son . B) The father .
C)The mother D) Aunt Louise
A) Stay away for a couple of weeks . B) Check the locks every two weeks
C) Look after the Johnson’s house D) More to another place
A) He would like to warm up for the game .
B) He didn’t want to be held up in traffic .
C) He didn’t want to miss the game .
D) He wanted to catch as many game birds as possible
A) It was burned down B) It was robbed
C) It was blown up D It was closed down
A) She isn’t going to change her major
B) She plans to major in tax law
C) She studies in the same school as her brother
D) She isn’t going to work in her brother’s firm
A) The man should phone the hotel for directions
B) The man can ask the department store for help
C) She doesn’t have the hotel’s phone number .
D) The hotel is just around the corner .
A) She doesn’t expect to finish all her work in thirty minutes
B) She has to do a lot of things within a short time
C) She has been overworking for a long time
D) She doesn’t know why there are so many things to do
Section B Compound Dictation
Certain phrases one commonly hears among Americans capture their devotion to individualism: “Do you own thing.” “I did it my way,” “You’ll have to decided that for yourself.” “You made your bed, now(S1)______in it.” “if you don’t look out for yourself.” No one else will.” “Look out for number one.”
Closely (S2)______ with the value they place on individualism is the importance Americans (S3)______ to privacy. Americans assume that people “need some time to themselves” or “some time alone” to think about things or recover their (S4)______ psychological energy. Americans have great(S5)______ understanding foreigners who always want to be with another person, who dislike being alone.
If the parents can (S6)______ it, each child will have his or her own bedroom. Having one’s own bedroom, even as an(S7)______, fixed in a person the notion that (S8)______. She will have her clothes, her books, and so on . these things will be hers and no one else’s.
Americans assumer that (S9)______. Doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and others have rules governing “confidentiality” that are intended to prevent information about their clients’ personal situations form becoming known to others.
American’s attitude about privacy can be hard for foreigners to understand. (S10)______. When those boundaries are crossed, an American’s body will visibly stiffen and his manner will become cool and aloof.
1-5 CBDCA 6-10 CBDAB
S1. lie S2 associated S3. assign S4. spent S5. difficulty S6. afford S7 infant
S8. she is entitled to a place of her own where she can be by herself, and keep her possessions
S9. people will have their private thoughts that might never be shared with anyone
S10. American's houses, yards and even offices can seem open and inviting. Yet in the minds of Americans, there are boundaries that other people are simply not supposed to cross.
M: What do you think of the government's new tax cut proposal?
W:Though it may give some benefit to the poor,tis key component is the elimination of tax on dividends.That means the rich will get richer.
Q:What does the woman think about the government'stax cut propsal?
M:Jenny, remember this:a job worth doing at all is worth doing well.
W:Oh,yes,I certainly won't forget it.But don't expect me to stick to the job just because ti pays a few more bucks.A life of continuous exploration is a life worth living.
Q:What can be inferred about the woman from the conversation?
M: I found that one of my schoolmates uses drugs.How can I help him,Mom?
W:Stay away from him, son.Never think that you can talk him out of the habit if he is addicted.Bperhaps you can talk to your teacher about the matter.
Q:What's the woman'sadvice to her son?
W:I don't know how you can eat so much yet never put on any weight,son.Your father's got thesame luck.I can't take a bite without calculating how many calories I am taking.
M:but remember Aunt louise, Mom?She ate a lot and never gained a pound.
Q:Who is worried abort qaining weight?
W:Did you turn off the lights and check the locks on all the doors?
M:Yes, I told the Johnsons that we'd be gone for two weeks.They promise to keep an eye on the house for us.
Q:What are the two speakers going to do?
M:Hurry up,Linda!I hear that there are not many tickets left for the football match.
W:I an ready now,let's go.It is the early bird that catches the worm.
Q:Why did the man ask the woman to hurry up?
W:Did you hear that the convenience store next to the gas station was held up last night?
M:Yes, I heard it on the radio this morning.
Q:What happened to the convenience store?
M:Congratulations!I just heard abort your acceptance in the law school.Do you think you would join your brother's firm after graduation?
W:Not likely.He is a tax lawyer,and I am going to major in criminal law.
Q:What does the woman mean?
M:Excuse me, but could you tell me how to get to the Friendship Hotel?I thought it was on this cornet,but I seen to have made a mistake.
M:I am sorry,but i am a stranger heremyself.Maybe you can try calling them.There is a phone over there outside the department store.
Q:What does the woman mean?
M:How is it going,Mary?You look a little overwhelmed.
W:Exactly.You know,I've got a million things to de and all of them have to be finished in the next 30 minutes.
Q:What does the woman mean?
Section Two Compound Dictation
Certain phrases one commonly hears among Americans capture their devotion to individualism."Do you own thing?" "I did it my way.""you'll have to decide that for yourself?" "You made you bed,now lie in it." "if you don't look out for yourself, no one else will." "Look out for munber one."
Closely associated with the value they place on individualism, is the importance American's assign to privacy.Americans assume that people need some time to themselves or some time alone to think about things or to recover their spent psychological energy.Americans have great difficulty understanding foreigners who always want to be with another person who dislike being alone.
If the parents can afford it, each child will have his or her own bedroom.Having one's own bedroom even as an infant,fixes in a person the notion that she is entitled to a place of her own where she can be by herself, and keep her possessions.She will have her clothes,her toys, her books,and so on .These things will be hers,no one else's.
Americans assume that people will have their private thoughts that might never be shared with anyone.Doctors,lawyers,psychologists and others have rules governing confidentiality that are intended to prevent information about their clients' personal situations from being known to others .
American's attitudes about privacy can be hard for foreigners to understand. American's houses,yards and even their offices canseem open and inviting.Yet, in the minds of Americans,there are boundaries that other people are simply not supposed to cross.When those boundaries are crossed,an American's body will visibly stiffen and his manner will be cool and aloof.