2007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 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line though the centre.
W: Did you watch the 7 o’clock program on Channel 2 yesterday evening? I was about to watch it when someone came to see me.
M: Yeah. It reported some major breakthroughs in cancer research. People over 40 would find the program worth watching.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation about the TV program?
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A) It could help people of all ages to avoid cancer.
B) It was mainly meant for cancer patients.
C) It might appeal more to viewers over 40.
D) It was frequently interrupted by commercials.
正确答案:C
W: I won the first prize in the national writing contest and I got this camera as an award.
M: It’s a good camera. You can take it when you travel. I had no idea you were a marvelous writer.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
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A) The man is fond of traveling.
B) The woman is a photographer.
C) The woman took a lot of pictures at the contest.
D) The man admires the woman’s talent in writing.
正确答案:D
M: I wish I hadn’t thrown away that waiting list.
W: I thought you might regret it. That’s why I picked it up from the waste paper basket and left it on the desk.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
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A) The man regrets being absent-minded.
B) The woman saved the man some trouble.
C) The man placed the reading list on a desk.
D) The woman emptied the waste paper basket.
正确答案:B
W: Are you still teaching at the junior high school?
M: Not since June. My brother and I opened a restaurant as soon as he got out of the army.
Q: What do we learn about the man from the conversation?
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A) He quit teaching in June.
B) He has left the army recently.
C) He opened a restaurant near the school.
D) He has taken over his brother’s business.
正确答案:A
M: Hi, Susan. Have you finished reading the book Prof. Johnson recommended?
W: Oh, I haven’t read it through the way I’d read a novel. I just read a few chapters which interested me.
Q: What does the woman mean?
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A) She seldom reads books from cover to cover.
B) She is interested in reading novels.
C) She read only part of the book.
D) She was eager to know what the book was about.
正确答案:C
M: Jane missed class again, didn’t she? I wonder why.
W: Well, I knew she had been absent all week, so I called her this morning to see if she was sick. It turned out that her husband was badly injured in a car accident.
Q: What does the woman say about Jane?
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A) She was absent all week owing to sickness.
B) She was seriously injured in a car accident.
C) She called to say that her husband had been hospitalized.
D) She had to be away from school to attend to her husband.
正确答案:D
W: I’m sure that Smith’s new house is somewhere on this street, but I don’t know exactly where it is.
M: But I’m told it’s two blocks from their old home.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
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A) The speakers want to rent the Smiths’ old house.
B) The man lives two blocks away from the Smiths.
C) The woman is not sure if she is on the right street.
D) The Smiths’ new house is not far from their old one.
正确答案:D
W: I’ve been waiting here almost half an hour. How come it took it so long?
M: Sorry, honey. I had to drive two blocks before I spotted a place to park the car.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
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A) The man had a hard time finding a parking space.
B) The woman found they had got to the wrong spot.
C) The woman was offended by the man’s late arrival.
D) The man couldn’t find his car in the parking lot.
正确答案:A
Long Conversation 1:
-Hello, I have a reservation for tonight.
-Your name, please?
-Nelson, Charles Nelson.
-Ok, Mr. Nelson, that’s a room for 5 and …
-Excuse me? You mean a room for 5 pounds? I didn’t know the special was so good.
-No, no, no, according to our records, a room for 5 guests was booked under your name.
-No, no, hold on. You must have two guests under the name.
-OK, let me check this again. Oh, here we are.
-Yes?
-Charles Nelson, a room for one for the nineteen…
-Wait, wait, it was for tonight, not tomorrow night.
-Ehm, hmm, I don’t think we have any rooms for tonight. There is a conference going on in town and, er, let’s see, yeah, no rooms.
-Oh, come on, you must have something, anything!
-Well, let, let me check my computer here. Ah!
-What?
-There has been a cancelation for this evening. A honeymoon suite is now available.
-Great, I’ll take it.
-But I’ll have to charge you a hundred and fifty pounds for the night.
-What? I should get a discount for the inconvenience!
-Well, the best I can give you is a 10% discount, plus a ticket for a free continental breakfast.
-Hey, isn’t the breakfast free anyway?
-Well, only on weekends.
-I want to talk to the manager.
-Wait, wait, wait, Mr. Nelson, I think I can give you an additional 15% discount!

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19.
 What is the man’s problem?
A) The hotel clerk had put his reservation under another name.
B) The hotel clerk insisted that he didn’t make any reservation.
C) The hotel clerk tried to take advantage of his inexperience.
D) The hotel clerk couldn’t find his reservation for that night.
正确答案:C
20.
 Why did the hotel clerk say they didn’t have any rooms for that night?
A) A grand wedding was being held in the hotel.
B) There was a conference going on in the city.
C) The hotel was undergoing major repairs.
D) It was a busy season for holiday-makers.
正确答案:B
21.
 What did the clerk say about the breakfast in the hotel?
A) It was free of charge on weekends.
B) It had a 15% discount on weekdays.
C) It was offered to frequent guests only.
D) It was 10% cheaper than in other hotels.
正确答案:A
22.
 What did the man imply he would do at the end of the conversation?
A) Demand compensation from the hotel.
B) Ask for an additional discount.
C) Complain to the hotel manager.
D) Find a cheaper room in another hotel.
正确答案:C
Long Conversation 2:
-Sarah, you work in the admission’s office, don’t you?
-Yes, I’m, I’ve been here 10 years as an assistance director.
-Really? What does that involve?
-Well, I’m in charge of all the admissions of post graduate students in the university.
-Only post graduates?
-Yes, post graduates only. I have nothing at all to do with undergraduates.
-Do you find that you get a particular...sort of different national groups? I mean you get larger numbers from Latin America or…
-Yes, well, of all the students enrolled last year, nearly half were from overseas. They were from the Afican countries, the far east, the middle east and Latin America.
-Ehm, but have you been doing just that for the last 10 years or have you done other things?
-Well, I’ve been doing the same job, ehm, before that I was a secretary of the medical school at Birmingham, and further back I worked in the local government.
-Oh, I see.
-So I’ve done different types of things.
-Yes, indeed. How do you imagine your job might develop in the future? Can you imagine shifting into a different kind of responsibility or doing something…?
-Oh, yeah, from October 1st I’ll be doing an entirely different job. There is going to be more committee work. I mean, more policy work, and less dealing with students unfortunately. I’ll miss my contact with students.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23.
 What is the woman’s present position?
A) An employee in the city council at Birmingham.
B) Assistant Director of the Admissions Office.
C) Head of the Overseas Students Office.
D) Secretary of Birmingham Medical School.
正确答案:B
24.
 What do we learn about the post graduates enrolled last year in the woman’s university?
A) Nearly fifty percent are foreigners.
B) About fifteen percent are from Africa.
C) A large majority are from Latin America.
D) A small number are from the Far East.
正确答案:A
25.
 What will the woman’s new job be like?
A) She will have more contact with students.
B) It will bring her capability into fuller play.
C) She will be more involved I policy-making.
D) It will be less demanding than her present job.
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 2 with a single line through the centre.
Passage One
My mother was born in a small town in northern Italy. She was three when her parents immigrated to America in 1926. They lived in Chicago, where my grandfather worked making ice-cream. Mama thrived in the urban environment. At 16, she graduated first in her high school class, went on to secretarial school and finally worked as an executive secretary for a rare wood company. She was beautiful too. When a local photographer used her pictures in his monthly window display, she felt pleased. Her favorite portrait showed her sitting by Lake Michigan, her hair wind-blown, her gaze reaching towards the horizon.
My parents were married in 1944. Dad was a quiet and intelligent man. He was 17 when he left Italy. Soon after, a hit-and-run accident left him with a permanent limp. Dad worked hard selling candy to Chicago office workers on their break. He had little formal schooling. His English was self-taught. Yet he eventually built a small successful whole-sale candy business. Dad was generous and handsome. Mama was devoted to him. After she married, my mother quit her job and gave herself to her family.
In 1950, with three small children, Dad moved the family to a farm 40 miles from Chicago. He worked the land and commuted to the city to run his business. Mama said good-bye to her parents and friends and traded her busy city neighborhood for a more isolated life. But she never complained.

Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard:
26.
 What does the speaker tell us about his mother’s early childhood?
A) Her parents thrived in the urban environment.
B) Her parents left Chicago to work on a farm.
C) Her parents immigrated to America.
D) Her parents set up an ice-cream store.
正确答案:C
27.
 What do we learn about the speaker’s father?
A) He taught English in Chicago.
B) He was crippled in a car accident.
C) He worked to become an executive.
D) He was born with a limp.
正确答案:B
28.
 What does the speaker say about his mother?
A) She was fond of living an isolated life.
B) She was fascinated by American culture.
C) She was very generous in offering help.
D) She was highly devoted to her family.
正确答案:D
Passage Two
During a 1995 roof collapse, a fire fighter named Donald Herbert was left brain damaged. For 10 years he was unable to speak. Then one Saturday morning, he did something that shocked his family and doctors – he started speaking. “I want to talk to my wife,” Donald Herbert said out of the blue. Staff members of the nursing home where he has lived for more than 7 years rose to get Linda Herbert on the telephone. “It was the first of many conversations the 44-year-old patient had with his family and friends during the 14 hour stretch.” Herbert’s uncle Simon Manka said. “How long have I been away?” Herbert asked. “We told him almost 10 years.” The uncle said. He thought it was only three months.
Herbert was fighting a house fire Dec. 29, 1995, when the roof collapsed burying him underneath. After going without air for several minutes, Herbert was unconscious for two and a half months and has undergone therapy ever since.
News accounts in the days and years after his injury, described Herbert as blind and with little, if any, memory. A video shows him receiving physical therapy, but apparently unable to communicate and with little awareness of his surroundings. Manka declined to discuss his nephew’s current condition or whether the apparent progress was continuing. “The family was seeking privacy while doctors evaluated Herbert,” he said. As word of Herbert’s progress spread, visitors streamed into the nursing home. “He is resting comfortably,” the uncle told them.

Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29.
 What happened to Herbert 10 years ago?
A) He suffered a nervous breakdown.
B) He was wrongly diagnosed.
C) He was seriously injured.
D) He developed a strange disease.
正确答案:C
30.
 What surprised Donald Herbert’s family and doctors one Saturday?
A) He was able to talk again.
B) He raced to the nursing home.
C) He could tell red and blue apart.
D) He could not recognize his wife.
正确答案:A
31.
 How long did Herbert remain unconscious?
A) Twenty-nine days.
B) Two and a half months.
C) Several minutes.
D) Fourteen hours.
正确答案:B
32.
 How did Herbert’s family react to the public attention?
A) They welcomed the publicity in the media.
B) The avoided appearing on television.
C) They released a video of his progress.
D) They declined to give details of his condition.
正确答案:D
Passage Three
Almost all states in America have a state fair. They last for one, two or three weeks. The Indiana state fair is one of the largest and oldest state fairs in the United States. It is held every summer.
It started in 1852. Its goals were to educate, share ideas and present Indiana’s best products. The cost of a single ticket to enter the fair was 20 cents. During the early 1930’s, officials of the fair ruled that people could attend by paying something other than money. For example, farmers brought a bag of grain in exchange for a ticket.
With the passage of time, the fair has grown and changed a lot. But it is still one of the Indiana’s celebrated events. People from all over Indiana and from many other states attend the fair.
They can do many things at the fair. They can watch the judging of the priced cows, pigs and other animals. They can see sheep getting their wool cut and they can learn how that wool is made into clothing. They can watch cows giving birth. In fact, people can learn about animals they would never see except other fair. The fair provides the chance for the farming community to show its skills and fun products. For example, visitors might see the world’s largest apple or the tallest sun flower plant.
Today, children and adults at the fair can play new computer games or attempt more traditional games of skill. They can watch performances put on by famous entertainers. Experts say such fairs are important because people need to remember that they are connected to the earth and its products and they depend on animals for many things.

Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard:
33.
 What were the main goals of the Indiana state fair when it started?
A) For people to share ideas and show farm products.
B) For officials to educate the farming community.
C) For farmers to exchange their daily necessities.
D) For farmers to celebrate their harvests.
正确答案:A
34.
 How did some farmers give entrance to the fair in the early 1930’s?
A) By bringing an animal rarely seen on nearby farms.
B) By bringing a bag of grain in exchange for a ticket.
C) By offering to do volunteer work at the fair.
D) By performing a special skill at the entrance.
正确答案:B
35.
 Why are state fairs important events in the America?
A) They contribute to the modernization of American farms.
B) They help to increase the state governments’ revenue.
C) They provide a stage for people to give performances.
D) They remind Americans of the importance of agriculture.
正确答案:D
Section C
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
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Students’ pressure sometimes comes from their parents. Most parents are well (36) ________, but some of them aren’t very helpful with the problems their sons and daughters have in (37) ________ to college, and a few of them seem to go out of their way to add to their children’s difficulties. For one thing, parents are often not (38) ________ of the kinds of problems their children face. They don’t realize that the (39) ________ is keener, that the required (40) ________ of work are higher, and that their children may not be prepared for the change. (41) ________ to seeing A’s and B’s on high school report cards, they may be upset when their children’s first (42) ________ college grades are below that level. At their kindest, they may gently (43) ________ why John or Mary isn’t doing better, whether he or she is trying as hard as he or she should, and so on. (44) ________________________________. Sometimes parents regard their children as extensions of themselves and (45) ________________________________. In their involvement and identification with their children, they forget that everyone is different and that each person must develop in his or her own way. They forget that their children, (46) ________________________________.
正确答案:36. meaning 37. adjusting 38. aware 39. competition 40. standards 41. accustomed 42. semester 43. inquire 44. at their worst ,they may threaten to take their children out of college or cut off funds 45. think it only right and natural that they determine what their children do with their lives 46. who are now young adults must, be the ones responsible for what they do and what they are 15.10
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