2008年9月中级口译真题完型与段落听力附解析

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  SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (45 minutes)

  Part A: Spot Dictation

  Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE.

  Americans have four primary avenues for making friends: at work, at school, through a hobby or a ________ (1) such as volunteer work and discussion group, or through a family or ________ (2).

  In American culture, a job is more than the work that one performs between the hours of 9 a.m. and ________ (3). Work becomes a major socializing influence. Many young mothers who ________ (4) their jobs to care for small children remark on the loneliness of their new lifestyles because they have lost their forum for ________ (5).

  A great number of American employers recognize business social ________ (6) and use it to build a family atmosphere on the job so that employees will feel ________ (7) in their work environment. Some employers arrange company get-togethers in their home or at a ________ (8). American companies have at least one ________ (9) annually, usually at Christmas time. Many corporations have ________ (10) where employees and administrators alike dress ________ (11) to play games such as baseball and volleyball.

  Top American administrators often hold social gatherings ________ (12). Depending upon the size of the employer's home and the number of ________ (13), these social gatherings may be picnics, pool parties, or ________ (14). If the company is large, an employer may hold what Americans call ________ (15). For an open house, the employer will invite his employees to come to his home ________ (16) between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on a certain day. Those invited usually stay for ________ (17), chatting with the other guests and their host. People come and go ________ (18) during the designated hours, and the host keeps refreshments, usually, ________ (19) or hors d'oeuvres and beverages, available for all who come. For such social gatherings, it is considered ________ (20) the invitation unless you have an excellent reason.

  Part B: Listening Comprehension.

  Statements

  Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.

  1.

  (A) Going shopping is much more exhaustive than shopping on the Internet.

  (B) For me, taking a rest is better than surfing the Internet or shopping.

  (C) I am not sure if I should take a break to work in the garden this morning.

  (D) My friend and I have to finish our annual report by this weekend.

  2.

  (A) It is hardly true that Mr Johnson is a new employee with such initiatives.

  (B) We are not sure if Mr Johnson is satisfied with his working environment.

  (C) Usually new employees will not take such initiatives as Mr Johnson does.

  (D) Mr Johnson is really very friendly as he helps us with our working initiatives.

  3.

  (A) What are the differences between marketing and cost-effective publicity?

  (B) Could you say something on the subject of cost-effective publicity?

  (C) How much will the conference on marketing and sales cost us?

  (D) When will the subject of the 50-minute conference be publicized?

  4.

  (A) Children will directly or indirectly affect what their parents purchase.

  (B) Growing children will have special needs that their parents cannot satisfy.

  (C) The needs for special food and clothing are more obvious in girls.

  (D) It is necessary for parents to influence what their children eat and wear.

  5.

  (A) The apple is one of the fruits that can lower your blood sugar.

  (B) Apples are sugar-containing fruits that may raise your blood sugar.

  (C) Although it is sugar-containing, the apple is a kind of healthy fruits.

  (D) For those who are on a diet, an apple a day is enough because it digests slowly.

  6.

  (A) We decided to purchase a camera for our online course.

  (B) I know that we cannot beat the price for the camera on the Net.

  (C) The order is that we need to buy the camera cheaper on the Internet.

  (D) The camera we bought is more expensive than I expected.

  7.

  (A) The problem of inflation could be worsened due to rising unemployment and wage explosion.

  (B) Because of the rise of unemployment during inflation, there could be a wage explosion.

  (C) The most serious economic problem in the wake of inflation is a possible wage explosion.

  (D) A possible way to curb inflation and rising unemployment is to raise the workers' wages dramatically.

  8.

  (A) This kind of tax on imported goods is unnecessary.

  (B) To practice economy, the government imposes a tax.

  (C) A tariff is recommended by our economists.

  (D) The tariff is a government tax on imported goods.

  9.

  (A) We had planned to sell $120,000 worth of this new product.

  (B) We had a promotion plan for our product that costs $ 360,000.

  (C) Originally, there were 3 promotion plans for the new product.

  (D) The sales figure of our new product had reached a record high.

  10.

  (A) The committee voted against the proposed project.

  (B) The committee approved the proposed project.

  (C) The committee considered the short report well written.

  (D) The committee was convinced by the documented report.

  【答案】

  Part A: Spot Dictation

  1. common interest

  2. mutual friend connection

  3. 5 p.m.

  4. sacrifice牺牲

  5. adult interaction配合

  6. potential潜力,可能性

  7. comfortable and secure牢固的,可靠的

  8. local restaurant

  9. major function

  10. annual summer picnics

  11. in jeans牛仔裤 or T-shirt短袖汗衫

  12. in their own homes

  13. his employees

  14. formal banquet正式的宴会

  15. an open house

  16. anytime

  17. 1 or 2 hours

  18. as they please

  19. light snacks易消化的快餐

  20. poor practice to

  statement

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