1998年6月大学英语四级听力 真题 原文 MP3 在线模拟

Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Example:
You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
W: I often mistake Jim for Bob. Can you tell them apart?
M: No, they look so much alike that they even confused their mother sometimes when
they were young.
Q: What is the most probable relationship between Jim and Bob?
1.
 
A) They are twins.
B) They are classmates.
C) They are friends.
D) They are colleagues.
正确答案:A
W: I'm thinking of going to Austin for a visit. Do you think it's worth seeing?
M: Well, I wish I had been there.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
2.
 
A) The man is planning a trip to Austin.
B) The man has not been to Austin before.
C) The man doesn’t like Austin.
D) The man has been to Austin before.
正确答案:B
M: It's so hot today. I simply can't work. I wish there were a fan in this room.
W: So do I. I'll fall asleep if I stay here any longer.
Q: What are they complaining about?
3.
 
A) The size of the room.
B) Long working hours.
C) The hot weather.
D) The fan in the room.
正确答案:C
M: Excuse me, I have a ticket for the 6 o'clock flight to New York. But I'm afraid
I can't make it. Is there a seat available for tomorrow morning?
W: Let me see. I'm sorry. All the morning flights have been booked up. The earliest
we can get for you is the two o'clock flight in the afternoon.
Q: What does the conversation tell us?
4.
 
A) The man has changed his destination.
B) The man is returning his ticket.
C) The man is flying to New York tomorrow morning.
D) The man can’t manage to go to New York as planned.
正确答案:D
W: Jack,I can't find Volumn Ten. Could you check for me who borrowed it?
M: Here it is, on the upper shelf, next to Volumn Two.
Q: Why can't the woman find the book?
5.
 
A) It is difficult to identify.
B) It has been misplaced.
C) It is missing.
D) It has been borrowed by someone.
正确答案:B
M: Have you a table for four?
W: Certainly, Sir. A corner table or would you rather be near the window?
Q: What is the man doing?
6.
 
A) Looking for a timetable.
B) Buying some furniture.
C) Reserving a table.
D) Window shopping.
正确答案:C
W: It's been very cold in the past two days.
M: We haven't seen the worst of it yet. More snow is forecast next week accompanied
by strong winds.
Q: What will the weather be like?
7.
 
A) Cold and windy.
B) Snow will be replaced by strong winds.
C) It will get better.
D) Rainy and cold.
正确答案:A
W: I'd like to buy a copy of Professor Frankling's book on sea shells.
M: I'm sorry. Ms. That book has been out of print for some time now.
Q: What does the man say about the book?
8.
 
A) It is no longer available.
B) It has been reprinted four times.
C) The store doesn’t have it now, but will have it soon.
D) The information in the book is out of date.
正确答案:B
M: Did Henry paint the whole house himself?
W: He had it painted, because he doesn't like climbing ladders.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
9.
 
A) Henry doesn’t like the color.
B) Someone else painted the house.
C) There was no ladder in the house.
D) Henry painted the house himself.
正确答案:B
W: Look at that big field of cotton. And there's a farm with some beautiful houses.
M: You really get to know the country when you go by train, don't you?
Q: Where did the conversation most probably take place?
10.
 
A) In a cotton field.
B) At a railway station.
C) On a farm.
D) On a train.
正确答案:D
Section B
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Passage One

Sam had worked 30 years for the same company and now he had to retire. As a sign of gratitude, the company held a dinner in his honor. “Sam”announced his boss ,“ It is my great honour to present this gift to you on behalf of the company. ” Sam walked down to the front of the table and accepted the gift with pride. It was a gold watch and on it was written “To faithful Sam for 30 years of service.” Sam wept. “I am at a loss for words.” At home, Sam, s wife looked at the gold watch critically.“For this you worked 30 years? A cheap gold-plated watch?”“It's the thought dear.”answered Sam.“The important thing is that I am not working any more.” His wife held the gold watch to her ear and said: “Neither is your watch.”

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 What did the company do to honor Sam?
A) They invited him to a party.
B) They asked him to make a speech.
C) They gave a special dinner for him.
D) They invited his wife to attend the dinner.
正确答案:C
12.
 How did Sam feel when he saw what was written on the watch?
A) He was embarrassed.
B) He felt greatly encouraged.
C) He felt sad.
D) He was deeply touched.
正确答案:D
13.
 What can we infer from the story?
A) Sam’s wife did not think that the company was fair to Sam.
B) Sam’s wife was satisfied with the gold watch.
C) Sam did not like the gold watch.
D) The company had some financial problems.
正确答案:A
Passage Two

Religious and private schools receive little or no support from public taxes in the United States. As a result, they are more expensive to attend. The religious schools in America are usually run by churches. Therefore they tend to be less expensive than private schools. When there is free education available to all children in the United States, why do people spend money on private schools? Amer icans offer a great variety of reasons for doing so. Some parents send their children to private schools because the classes there are usually smaller. In their opinion the public schools in their area are not of high enough quality to meet their needs. Private schools in the United States range widely in size and quality, and they offer all kinds of programmes to meet the needs of certain students.

Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.
 Why is it usually expensive to attend religious and private schools?
A) The number of students they take in is limited.
B) They receive little or no support from public taxes.
C) They are only open to children from rich families.
D) They have to pay more taxes.
正确答案:B
15.
 What is one of the reasons for people to send their children to private schools?
A) Private schools admit more students.
B) Private schools charge less than religious schools.
C) Private schools run a variety of programs.
D) Private schools allow students to enjoy more freedom.
正确答案:C
16.
 Who usually runs religious schools in the United States?
A) The churches.
B) The program designers.
C) The local authorities.
D) The state government.
正确答案:A
Passage Three

An elderly woman yesterday made a legal claim against a department store because it had wrongly accused her of stealing a Christmas card. Ms. Doss white, 72 years old, is claiming $ 3000 damages from the store for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment. Ms. White visited the store while doing Christmas shopping, but did not buy anything. She was followed through the town by a store manager. He had been told that a customer saw her take a card and put it in her shopping bag. He stopped her at a bookstore as she was reading a book. Ms. White said.“This man, a total stranger, suddenly grasped my bag and asked if he could look in it.” She was taken back to the store and shut in a small room in full view of shop pers for 20 minutes until the police arrived. At the police station she was body -searched and nothing was found. Her lawyer said the department store sent an insincere apology and they insisted that she may have been stealing. The hearing continues today.

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.
 What does the story tell us about the old woman?
A) She was found stealing in a bookstore.
B) She caught someone in the act of stealing.
C) She admitted having stolen something.
D) She said she was wrongly accused of stealing.
正确答案:D
18.
 What was said to have been stolen?
A) A book.
B) $3,000.
C) A handbag.
D) A Christmas card.
正确答案:D
19.
 What happened to Ms. White after she was taken back to the store?
A) She was questioned by the police.
B) She was shut in a small room for 20 minutes.
C) She was insulted by the shopper around her.
D) She was body-searched by the store manager.
正确答案:B
20.
 What was now the attitude of the department store in this legal case?
A) They refused to apologize for having followed her through the town.
B) They regretted having wrongly accused her of stealing.
C) They still suspected that she was a thief.
D) The agreed to pay her $3,000 damages.
正确答案:C
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