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上外口译培训会在考后第一时间提供真题、解析、答案信息，本文为2013年3月中级口译听力真题 Talks and Conversations部分。
M: I love this car; I think it’s really cool. It’s called the clean car.
W: Where is it made?
M: It was produced in Sweden. It was designed in Italy. The engine of the vehicle runs on electricity which is generated by water.
W: so the fuel is plain H2O? Fantastic!
M: this car was made for the city. It can be parked in a small space and it reaches a maximum speed of 80 kilometers per hour.
W: It looks very light. What’s it made of?
M : It is made of a special metal which is being used for airplanes and space shuttles.
W: And what’s the price of the clean car?
M : That’s the only problem. It’s still rather expansive.
11. What is the man and the woman talking about?
12. Where is the vehicle produced?
13. Which of the following is true about the vehicle?
14. What is the only problem with the vehicle?
关键词：Generate 产生（能量等）Maximum 最大的 可同时记住这个词的动词形式 maximize 使……最大化
Once every year for the last few years we visited our friends in a small tiny little village in the middle of France. And they bought a cowshed, and it was literally a cowshed not fit to live in. And they have gradually made it better and renovated it. And it’s in a beautiful position. It’s on the top of a hill. And for miles around you can see this beautiful countryside. And I think only one another house. So you do need a car and you take the car into the tiny little village where there are about 4 or 5 shops and a very nice restaurant where you can go and have a 5 course meal for very little money. And also near is a very big lake, because this place is in the DorDon, and there are lots of lakes there. And we go there most afternoons and wind surf and sail. Also there is a very nice market, French Market, there once a week, where you get lovely parties, lovely fresh fish, really good fresh fish and lovely bowls and baskets which the local people have made. I like this part of France very much. But I think it’s a shame that there are too many English people there.
15. In which part of France do the speaker’s friends live?
16. What was the house before they modernized it?
17. Where is the house located?
18. According to the passage, which of the following statements is not true?
关键词：Cowshed 牛棚 Renovate 翻新 修复
W: I like that picture you put up on the wall．
M: Oh, thank you．It’s a photograph that I took on my vacation last year．
W: You took it yourself? I didn’t know you were a photographer．
M: Oh, yes．I’ve been taking pictures for years．
W: It sounds like an interesting hobby．Do you have any more of your pictures here?
M: I have some that I haven’t enlarged.
W: May I see them?
M: Yes, certainly．I haven’t really sorted them out yet. Some of them are faces, just faces of people whom I see when I’m walking around．
W: Do you let them know that you’re taking pictures of them?
M: I try not to．I don’t like pictures of people who pose for the camera．I like people who are going about their daily business
without being aware of the camera．
W: And what are the rest of the pictures?
M: A few of them are landscapes. And the rest of them are still life studies that I took in my studio.
W: Oh, you have your own studio? But I suppose you need a lot of equipment．How many cameras do you have?
M: Well, I have several, but I use two of them more than the others．Here, this is the one that I use to get the portrait shots.
W: What’s your other favourite?
M: It’s the one I use for the pictures that I take in my studio. It’s too big to carry around.
W: When are you going to take a picture of me?
M: Some time when you don’t know that I am taking one.
19. What picture did the man put on the wall?
20. How does the man take pictures of people when he is walking around?
21. According to the man, when does he use the bigger camera?
22. What kind of pictures has the man not taken yet?
go about sth 处理，着手做某事
be aware of 知道，意识到