1999年1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: Did you see last night's film on channel 4?
M: Well. I meant to see it, but a friend of mine came to see me. We had a nice long talk about our school days.
Q: What did the man do last night?
1.
 
A) He watched television with his friend.
B) He stayed at home talking with his friend.
C) He went to see a film with his friend.
D) He went to see his schoolmate.
正确答案:B
W: Did you get my message about the meeting on Monday?
M: Yes, I did. But I'm still not quite sure what meeting is about. Not bad news, I hope.
Q: What does the man wish to know most?
2.
 
A) When the meeting is to be held.
B) Who are going to attend the meeting.
C) Where the meeting is to be held.
D) What’s to be discussed at the meeting.
正确答案:D
W: You have arranged to Mr. Johnson on Wednesday. So I don't have to write to him, do I?
M: There's no need to write to him.
Q: What are the speakers talking about?
3.
 
A) The necessity of writing to Mr. Johnson.
B) Who is going to contact Mr. Johnson.
C) The arrangement of the Wednesday meeting.
D) Where they are going to meet Mr. Johnson.
正确答案:A
W: Did Jack find the tape he borrowed from Paul? Do you know?
M: He looked everywhere for it, but in the end he had to go to the party without it.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
4.
 
A) Jack brought the tape to the party.
B) The tape had been returned to Paul.
C) The tape was missing.
D) Jack lent his tape to Paul.
正确答案:C
M: Hello, my name is Carlson. I believe you have a room booked for me.
W: Carlson? Oh, yes, Mr. Carlson. It's a single room with a bath, on the second floor. I hope it will suit you, sir.
Q: What does the conversation tell us?
5.
 
A) The man wants to reserve a room.
B) The man reserved a room some time ago.
C) The man has booked a room with no bath.
D) The man wants to buy a flat on the second floor.
正确答案:B
M: Do you have the paperback edition of this dictionary?
W: Yes, we do. But the hard cover is on sale for the same price as the paperback.
Q: What does the woman say about the dictionary?
6.
 
A) Both editions are the same price now.
B) It has two editions with the same cover.
C) The paperback edition is on sale.
D) The hardcover edition is more expensive.
正确答案:A
W: Are these TV sets the newest models?
M: Sure. They represent the latest technology. Actually, We sell nothing but the best.
Q: What does the man mean?
7.
 
A) His TV sets are all of the same brand.
B) He doesn’t have the newest models right now.
C) He has the best TV sets for sale.
D) His TV sets have a good sale.
正确答案:C
W: Are you coming with me to the history museum, Godge?
M: I already have my hands full with this book report.
Q: What does the man mean?
8.
 
A) He must hand in a report about the museum.
B) He has already visited the museum.
C) He has to read a history book.
D) He is too busy to go with her.
正确答案:D
M: How are your piano lessons going?
W: Very well. My teacher thinks I'm making progress. And I find lessons well-worth the time and trouble.
Q: What does the woman think of her piano lessons?
9.
 
A) They are rewarding.
B) They are entertaining.
C) They are boring.
D) They are time-consuming.
正确答案:A
M: Is that nice-looking straw hat light and strong?
W: Yes, you can wear it rain or shine.
Q: What are they talking about?
10.
 
A) A sunny day.
B) A raincoat.
C) An attractive hut.
D) A lovely hat.
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

After retiring from 30 years of teaching, Ethbell Pepper could easily have decided to sit back and relax and enjoy a peaceful retirement. But that kind of life is not for Ethbell Pepper. "I just wanted to do something different. If you are going to participate in life, do it. Don't just sit down and look out the window." She says. At 68, she decided to become one of the pioneer participation in a program at the university of California. The program offers campus housing and classes to people over sixty. She enrolled in a class called Human Relationships and Diverse society. "I taught minority students in my English and drama classes in high school for 20 years. But in this course, I found out a lot about other cultures that I didn't know then. One of the more important lessons that I'm learning is to perceive, not to judge." Older adults can add to the educational resources of university by bringing with them a lot of valuable experience. Their presence on campus helps break some long believes about aging. Young students may have fears of growing older. But that kind of fear can be reduced as they see that older people can be active, healthy, and continue to contribute to society. The younger students can begin to see aging as a natural part of living.

Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 What did Ethbell do when she was 68?
A) She sat back and relaxed.
B) She decided to retire.
C) She entered university.
D) She worked out a new English program.
正确答案:C
12.
 How long did Ethbell teach minority students?
A) 8 years.
B) 20 years.
C) 16 years.
D) 30 years.
正确答案:D
13.
 What do elderly people do to the university?
A) Bring a great deal of useful experience to the university.
B) Improve human relationships in the university.
C) Bring a fear of aging among young students on the campus.
D) Improve the reputation of the university.
正确答案:A
14.
 What's the most important lesson Ethbell is learning?
A) She is learning English and Drama.
B) She is learning how to make sound judgments.
C) She is learning how to teach minority students.
D) She is learning to perceive, not to judge.
正确答案:D
Passage Two

Do you have a tough math test coming up? Then listen to some classical piano music just before the test. You might end up with a higher score. Researchers at a university in California conducted an experiment. They asked a group of college students to listen to some piano music by a famous 18th century composer before taking a math test. They were surprised to find that the students' scores jumped 8 to 9 points. The music seems to excite nerve activity in the brain; similar to the activity that occurs when a person is figuring out a math problem. However, the scientists warn that before you get too excited about applying this method to your math test. You should remember that brain exciting effects last only 10 or 15 minutes. Would rock music work as well as the piano music did? No, the scientists say. In fact, the less complex music might even interfere with the brains reasoning ability.

Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15.
 What is this passage mainly about?
A) The difference between classical music and rock music.
B) Why classical music is popular with math students.
C) The effects of music on the results of math tests.
D) How to improve your reasoning ability.
正确答案:C
16.
 Why can classical music play a positive role in problem solving?
A) Because it stimulates your nerve activity.
B) Because it keeps you calm.
C) Because it strengthens your memory.
D) Because it improves your problem solving strategies.
正确答案:A
17.
 What is one of the findings of the research?
A) Piano music could interfere with your reasoning ability.
B) The effects of music do not last long.
C) The more you listen to music, the higher your test scores will be.
D) Music, whether classical or rock, helps improve your memory.
正确答案:B
Passage Three

When a sleepy driver has trouble in keeping his eyes on the road and gets too close to another car, an alarm sound will warn the driver. If nothing is done, the car will automatically come to a stop and in this way prevent an accident. This is a new device which will soon be tested in an experimental car in Japan. The computer warning system keeps track of a driver's condition by monitoring his heart beat with signals transmitted from a band round his wrist. The wrist band records the driver's pulse which measures the heat beat. Each pulse in the wrist sends a signal to the computer. By analyzing the pulse rate, the computer can determine whether a driver is drunk, sleeping or ill. Devices in other parts of the car can also tell the computer if the car is too close to another vehicle or is moving dangerously. The computer will sound the alarm when a problem arises, and will automatically stop the car if the driver ignores the warning.

Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
18.
 Why is a computer system installed in an experimental car?
A) To drive the car automatically.
B) To measure the driver’s pulse.
C) To prevent car accidents.
D) To monitor the driver’s health.
正确答案:C
19.
 What did the computer system do first when a problem arises?
A) It sends out signals for help.
B) It sounds an alarm to warn the driver.
C) It takes over the driving immediately.
D) It stops the car automatically.
正确答案:B
20.
 What is special about the new computer system?
A) It monitors the signals transmitted from the driver’s brain.
B) It can measure the driver’s alcohol level in the blood.
C) It can quicken the driver’s response to emergencies.
D) It bases its analysis on the driver’s heartbeat.
正确答案:D
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