2002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) At the office.
B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport.
D) In a restaurant.
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: Jessica, could you this emails to all the club members?
W: Sorry, the computer broke down this morning. I will for you as soon as I have fixed.
Q: What does the woman imply?
1.
 
A) She has to post a letter instead.
B) She has to turn down the man’s request.
C) She’s not sure if the computer is fixed.
D) She can’t send the message right now.
正确答案:D
W: Did you find the book for your reading assignment in the library?
M: It closed before I got there. I had no idea that it closes so early on weekends.
Q: What does the man mean?
2.
 
A) He didn’t get the book he needed.
B) He had no idea where the book was.
C) The library is closed on weekends.
D) He was not allowed to check out the book.
正确答案:A
M: Did you check the power plug and press the play button?
W: Yes, the power indicator was on, and it was running, but somehow the sound didn’t come through.
Q: What was the woman probably trying to do?
3.
 
A) Play a tape recorder.
B) Take a picture.
C) Repair a typewriter.
D) Start a car.
正确答案:A
M: Juana, I am awfully sorry. I didn’t mean to hurt you. Shall we have a beer and forget the whole thing?
W: OK, we can drop it this time. But don’t do it again.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
4.
 
A) The woman rejected the man’s apology.
B) The woman appreciated the man’s offer.
C) The man had forgotten the whole thing.
D) The man had hurt the woman’s feelings.
正确答案:D
W: Airports are sad places.
M: Sometimes, I guess. But we’ll keep in touch. And I will fly over to see you with Christmas.
Q: What are the speakers doing?
5.
 
A) The woman is meeting the man at the airport.
B) They are complaining about the poor airport service.
C) They are discussing their plan for Christmas.
D) The man is seeing the woman off.
正确答案:D
M: Are you going to return to your present job after the vacation?
W: No, I plan to graduate next semester. That means I’ll have to be a full-time student.
Q: What will the woman do?
6.
 
A) She plans to go to graduate school.
B) She will drop out of school.
C) She will stop working and concentrate on her studies.
D) She will take a part-time job.
正确答案:C
W: John, are you doing research for Professor Williams this semester?
M: Actually, I am working as his teaching assistant.
Q: What does the man mean?
7.
 
A) He needs another job as research assistant.
B) He asked Professor Williams for assistance.
C) He assists Professor Williams with his teaching.
D) He is doing research with Professor Williams.
正确答案:C
M: I heard there are a few seats left for the show tonight.
W: Really? I was under the impression that the tickets were sold out a long time ago.
Q: What do we know from the woman’s reply?
8.
 
A) She thought there were no tickets left for the show.
B) She thought the seats on the left side were fully occupied.
C) The show was planned a long time ago.
D) The audience were deeply impressed by the show.
正确答案:A
W: Mrs. Long’s briefing seems to go on forever. I was barely able to stay awake.
M: How could you sleep through that? It was very important for the mission we were going to carry out.
Q: What does the man imply?
9.
 
A) Mr. Long’s briefing was unnecessarily long.
B) The woman should have been more attentive.
C) Mr. Long’s briefing was not relevant to the mission.
D) The woman needn’t have attended the briefing.
正确答案:B
W: You seem very confident about the job interview, don’t you?
M: Yes, I feel ready for it. I bought a good suit and clothing store and I had my hair cut. I had studied almost everything about finance and economics.
Q: Where is the man probably going to work?
10.
 
A) In a bank.
B) In a school.
C) In a clothing store.
D) In a barbershop.
正确答案:A
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

There was once a man in South America who had a parrot, a pet bird that could imitate human speech. The parrot was unique. There was no bird like him in the whole world. He could learn to say any word except one. He could not say the name of his native town, Ketunnel. The man did everything he could to teach the parrot to say Ketunnel, but he never succeeded. At first he was very gentle with the bird. But gradually, he lost his temper. “You stupid bird. Why can’t you learn to say that one word? Say Ketunnel or I will kill you.” But the parrot would not say it. Many times the man screamed, “Say Ketunnel, or I’ll kill you.” But the bird would never repeat the name. Finally, the man gave up. He picked up the parrot and threw him into the chicken house. “You are even more stupid than the chickens.” In the chicken house, there were four old chickens, waiting to be killed for Sunday’s dinner. The next morning, when he went out of the chicken house, the man opened the door. He was shocked by what he saw. He could not believe his eyes and ears. On the floor lay three dead chickens. The parrot was screaming at the fourth, “Say Ketunnel, or I’ll kill you.”

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 
A) Because the bird couldn’t repeat his master’s name.
B) Because the bird screamed all day long.
C) Because the bird uttered the wrong word.
D) Because the bird failed to say the name of the town.
正确答案:D
12.
 
A) The cruel master.
B) The man in the kitchen.
C) The pet bird.
D) The fourth chicken.
正确答案:C
13.
 
A) The bird bad finally understood his threat.
B) The bird managed to escape from the chicken house.
C) The bird had learned to scream back at him.
D) The bird was living peacefully with the chickens.
正确答案:A
Passage Two

In Britain, if you are found guilty of a crime, you can be sent to prison or be fined or be ordered to do community work such as tidying public places and helping the old. You may also be sent to special centers when you learn special skills like cooking, writing and car maintenance. About 5 percent of the present population are women. Many prisons were built over one hundred years ago. But the government will have built 11 new prisons by next year. There are two sorts of prisons: the open sort and the closed sort. In the closed sort, prisoners are given very little freedom. They spend three to ten hours outside their cells when they exercise, eat, study, learn skills, watch TV and talk to other prisoners. All prisoners are expected to work. Most of them are paid for what they do, whether it is doing maintenance or cooking and cleaning. Prisoners in open prisons are locked up at night, but for the rest of the time, they are free within the prison grounds. They can exercise, have visitors, or study. And some are allowed out of the ground to study or to do community work.

Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.
 
A) They are kept in open prisons.
B) They are allowed out of the prison grounds.
C) They are ordered to do cooking and cleaning.
D) They are a small portion of the prison population.
正确答案:D
15.
 
A) Some of their prisoners are allowed to study or work outside prisons.
B) Most of their prisoners are expected to work.
C) Their prisoners are often sent to special centers for skill training.
D) Their prisoners are allowed freedom to visit their families.
正确答案:A
16.
 
A) They are encouraged to do maintenance for the training centre.
B) Most of them get paid for their work.
C) They have to cook their own meals.
D) They can choose to do community work.
正确答案:B
Passage Three

London taxi drivers know the capital like the back of their hands. No matter how small or indistinct the street is, the driver will be able to get you there without any trouble. The reason London taxi drivers are so efficient is that they all have gone through a very tough training period to get special taxi driving license. During this period, which can take two to four years, the would-be taxi driver has to learn the most direct route to every single road and to every important building in London. To achieve this, most learners go around the city on small motorbikes practicing how to move to and from different points of the city. Learner taxi drivers are tested several times during the training period by government officers. The exams are terrible experience. The officers ask you “How do you get from Birmingham palace to the Tower of London?” and you have to take them there in the direct line. When you get to the tower, they won’t say “well done”. They will quickly move on to the next question. After five or six questions, they will just say “See you in two months’ time.” and then you know the exam is over. Learner drivers are not allowed to work and earn money as drivers. Therefore, many of them keep their previous jobs until they have obtained the license. The training can cost quite a lot, because learners have to pay for their own expenses on the tests and the medical exam.

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.
 
A) Because they have a driving license.
B) Because they have received special training.
C) Because the traffic conditions in London are good.
D) Because the traffic system of the city is not very complex.
正确答案:B
18.
 
A) Two to four months.
B) About three weeks.
C) At least half a year.
D) Two years or more.
正确答案:D
19.
 
A) Government officers are hard to please.
B) The learner has to go through several tough tests.
C) The learner usually fails several times before he passes it.
D) The driving test usually last tow months.
正确答案:B
20.
 
A) They don’t want their present bosses to know what they’re doing.
B) They want to earn money from both jobs.
C) They cannot earn money as taxi drivers yet.
D) They look forward to further promotion.
正确答案:C
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