2009年3月高口Talks and conversations 真题及解析
2009年3月高口Talks and conversations 真题及解析 Talks and conversations
Passage 1 M: Emily I know you’ve been the victim of a crime. F: Unfortunately, yes. Once I was mugged by some young kids.
M: What happened? F: I was going home late at night, and I couldn’t see a single person on the street. And it was winter, oh, it was so cold , so I had my scarf wrapped around my face. And suddenly I walked straight into three guys, they looked about 14 or 15. and they said something threatening, like give us all your money or I’m going to kill you. I’m looking at them, because they look so young, and I’m thinking what on earth are you doing? They said blablabla, and I said, “listen, it’s very cold, give me a second, I have to take off my gloves.”
M: You must be really scared F: Well I opened my purse and all I have got is few dollars. I was so nervous and I say, “ here it is”, and they say “four dollars?” Yeah, it’s 4 dollars and they say “that’s all you have?”
M: So, so then what happened? F: Well I gave them money, and i just went home, But I felt so bad when I was walking down the street. You know I really had mixed feelings about it. I wanted to say Guys what are you doing? You know, go home, you asre ruining your lifes. And I think why are those kids on the street doing things they are not supposed to do? Something stupid, really stupid. That could lead to something worse.
M: Why do you think Kids get involved in stealing? F: I don’t know , I mean it was only four dollars, you look at kids getting involved in this kind of small crime , and you think who is responsible? I don’t know what they were doing out on the street at that time of night.
M: Did you report the crime? F: No, I didn’t. Kids like that don’t need prosecuting, they need parenting. They need someone to Put them on the right path, these kids really need, you know, help.
M: In what way? F: Well, kids are so vulnerable. They have to have a lot of supervision. There are these kids hanging on the street doing things they are not supposed to do. I think if these kids have more self -esteem, they wouldn’t behave in that way. We have to find ways to help these kind of kids have good futures, then they wouldn’t commit crimes.
1.In what way has Emily been the victim of a crime?
2.At which of the following times did the crime occur?
3.What amount of loss did she suffer in the crime?
4.What did she do after the crime occurred?
5.What did she think about those who committed the crime?
对话双方围绕其中的女当事人遭受到了一次抢钱不愉快地经历展开，而犯罪者是14、15岁的青少年，接下来两位对话者围绕着青少年犯罪这一话题展开讨论，在我们昂立口译听立课上青少年犯罪这一话题曾反复提到过，并且此次考题中并无生词、难词，只要考生们把握住问题的关键词，这五道题目还是很容易的分的。短对话探讨了为什么孩子们会去偷why do you think Kids get involved in stealing;问及女当事人有没有报警Did you report the crime?等问题，通过问答指出了青少年需要更多父母的关心和帮助，将他们引向正确的道路。孩子本身是脆弱容易受到攻击的，他们需要很多supervision监管，如果孩子们有更多自尊心和家长关爱的话，他们也不会走向歧路。