2001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.
M: Hi, Jane, do you have some change? I have to make a call on the pay phone.
W: Pay phone? Why not use my mobile phone? Here you are.
Q: What would the man most probably do?
1.
 
A) Get some change form Jane.
B) Use the woman’s phone.
C) Go look for a pay phone.
D) Pay for the phone call.
正确答案:B
M: Can you tell me the title of this oil painting?
W: Sorry, I don't know for sure. But I guess it's an early 18th century work. Let me look it up in the catalog.
Q: Where does this conversation most probably take place?
2.
 
A) At a bookstore.
B) In a workshop.
C) At an art gallery.
D) In a department store.
正确答案:C
M: I'm worried about those classes I missed when I was sick.
W: I'll try to bring you up today on what we have done.
Q: What does the woman mean?
3.
 
A) She’s bought the man a pair of glasses today.
B) She will help the man to catch up.
C) She is worried about the man’s health.
D) She has bought the man an up-to-date map.
正确答案:B
W: Hey, Dan, I hear you are meeting Susan's parents for the first time.
M: Yeah, next weekend. Fortunately her father loves to fish, so we'll have something to talk about.
Q: What can be inferred about Dan?
4.
 
A) He is going to give a talk on fishing.
B) He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time.
C) He has the same hobby as Susan’s father.
D) He is eager to meet Susan’s parents.
正确答案:C
W: professor White's presentation seemed to go on forever. I was barely able to stay awake.
M: How could you sleep through it? It's one of the best that I've heard on this topic.
Q: What does the man think of professor white's presentation?
5.
 
A) He finds the presentation hard to follow.
B) He considers the presentation very dull.
C) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.
D) He speaks highly of the presentation.
正确答案:D
W: I'm looking for a quality paper to type my essay. I don't see any on the shelf.
M: I saw some in the stock room in the morning. I'll go and check.
Q: What does the woman want to buy?
6.
 
A) High quality paper.
B) A typewriter.
C) A bookshelf.
D) Some stocks.
正确答案:A
M: It seems we'll have another fine day tomorrow. Let's go to the seaside.
W: OK, but we'll have to leave very early, or else sell get cut in the traffic
Q: What does the woman suggest?
7.
 
A) They go to the seaside.
B) They set off early.
C) They go sightseeing.
D) They wait for a fine day.
正确答案:B
M: Do you know James? He's in your class.
W: Certainly, in fact he was the first person I got to know in my class. I still remember the look on his face when he showed up late on the first day of school.
Q: Why did the woman remember James so well?
8.
 
A) He was late for school on the first day.
B) He had a funny face.
C) He was the first person she met at school.
D) He liked to show off in class.
正确答案:A
W: The man at the garage thinks that I take good care of my car.
M: So do I. I don't see any scratches on the outside and the inside is clean, too.
Q: What does the man think of the woman's car?
9.
 
A) Her car can stand any crash.
B) Her car is not as good as his.
C) Her car is maintained as well as his.
D) Her car is kept in good condition.
正确答案:D
M: Wonderful day, isn't it? Want to join me for a swim?
W: If you don't mind waiting while I get prepared.
Q: What does the woman mean?
10.
 
A) She is too busy to go.
B) She doesn’t want to wait long.
C) She’s willing to go swimming.
D) She enjoys the wonderful weather.
正确答案:C
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

A friend of mine told me that when he was a young man, he went to work as a teacher in one of the states of India. One day he received an invitation to dinner at the ruler's palace. Very pleased, he went to tell his colleagues. They laughed and told him the meaning of the invitation. They had all been invited and each person who was invited has to bring with him a certain number of silver and gold coins. The number of coins varied according to the person's position in the service of the government.
My friend's income was not high, so he did not have much to pay. Each person bound before the ruler, his gold went onto one hip, his silver went onto another hip, and in this way he paid his income tax for the year. This was a simple way of collecting income tax.
The tax on property was also collected simply: The ruler gave a man the power to collect a tax from each owner of land or property in a certain area if this man promised to pay the ruler a certain amount of money. Of course the tax collector managed to collect more money than he paid to the ruler. The difference between the sum of money he collected and the sum of money he gave to the ruler was his profit.

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 What do we know about the speaker's friend?
A) He was once a friend of the ruler.
B) He was a tax collector.
C) He was a government official.
D) He was once a school teacher in India.
正确答案:D
12.
 What was the real purpose of the ruler's invitation?
A) To declare new ways of collecting tax.
B) To entertain those who had made great contributions to the government.
C) To collect money from the persons invited.
D) To reward outstanding tax collectors.
正确答案:C
13.
 What does the passage say about the tax collectors?
A) They tried to collect more money than the ruler asked for.
B) They were given some silver and gold coins by the ruler.
C) They were excused from paying income tax.
D) They enjoyed being invited to dinner at the ruler’s palace.
正确答案:A
Passage two

Around the year 1000A.D., some people from Northwest India began to travel westwards. Nobody knows why. After leaving their homes, they did not settle down again but spent their lives moving from one place to another. Their later generations are called the Romany people or Gypsies. There are Gypsies all over the world. And many of them are still traveling with no fixed homes. There are about 8 million of them, including 3 million in Eastern Europe.
Gypsies sometimes have a hard time in the countries where they travel, because they are different. People may be afraid of them, look down on them or think that they are criminals. The Nazis treated the Gypsies cruelly, like the Jews. And nobody knows how many of them died in Hitler's death camps.
Gypsies have their own language, Romany. They like music and dancing, and they often work in fairs and traveling shows.
Travelling is very important to them and many Gypsies are unhappy if they have to stay in one place. Because of this, it is difficult for Gypsies children to go to school. And Gypsies are often unable to read and write. In some places, the education authorities try to arrange special travelling schools for Gypsy children so that they can get the same education as other children.

Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.
 Why did the ancestors of Gypsies leave their home?
A) They liked traveling.
B) They wanted to find a better place to live in.
C) They were driven out of their homes.
D) The reasons are unknown.
正确答案:D
15.
 What is the attitude of some people towards Gypsies?
A) They try to put up with Gypsies.
B) They are envious of Gypsies.
C) They are unfriendly to Gypsies.
D) They admire the musical talent of the Gypsies.
正确答案:C
16.
 What measure has been taken to help Gypsy children?
A) Special schools have been set up for them.
B) Permanent homes have been built for them.
C) They are now taught in their own language.
D) They are now allowed to attend local schools.
正确答案:A
Passage three

As the car industry develops, traffic accidents have become as familiar as the common cold. Yet their cause and control remain a serious problem that is difficult to solve.
Experts have long recognized that this discouraging problem has multiple causes. At the very least it is a problem that involves three factors: the driver, the vehicle and the roadway. If all drivers exercised good judgement at all times, there would be few accidents. But this is rather like saying that if all people were honest, there would be no crime. Improved design has helped to make highways much safer. But the title of accidents continues to rise because of human failure and an enormous increase in the number of automobiles on the road. Attention is now turning increasingly to the third factor of the accident are the car itself. Since people assume that the accidents are bound to occur, they want to know how cars can be built better to protect the drivers.

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.
 What does the speaker think are the causes of automobile accidents?
A) The causes are obvious.
B) The causes are very complicated.
C) The causes are familiar.
D) The causes are not well understood.
正确答案:B
18.
 What measure has been taken to reduce car accidents?
A) Regular driver training.
B) Improved highway design.
C) Stricter traffic regulations.
D) Better public transportation.
正确答案:B
19.
 What remains an important factor for the rising number of road accidents?
A) Highway crime.
B) Poor traffic control.
C) Confusing road signs.
D) Drivers’ errors.
正确答案:D
20.
 What's the focus of people's attention today according to the passage?
A) Designing better cars.
B) Building more highways.
C) Increasing people’s awareness of traffic problems.
D) Enhancing drivers’ sense of responsibility.
正确答案:A
Copyright © 2017 by topbester.com.
All Rights Reserved.
沪ICP备14027842号-1