1996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.
Sample Answer [A] [C] [D]
M: Hello, this is John Hopkins at the Riverside Health Center. I'd like to speak to Mr.Jones.
W: I'm sorry, Mr.Hopkins, my husband isn't at home. But I can give you his office phone number. He won't be back until 6 o'clock.
Q: Where does Mrs.Jones think her husband is now?
1.
 
A) At home.
B) At the riverside.
C) At the health center.
D) At his office.
正确答案:D
M: Let me see. I have printed my family name, first name, date of birth, and address. Anything else?
W: No. That's all right. We'll fill in the rest of it if you'll just sign your name at the bottom.
Q: What has the man been doing?
2.
 
A) Having an interview.
B) Filling out a form.
C) Talking with his friend.
D) Asking for information.
正确答案:B
W: I had to deal with so many courses last term that I really had a hard time.
M: I told you it would be better for you if you took fewer courses during the first semester.
Q: What do we learn about the woman?
3.
 
A) She made a mistake by taking too few courses in the first term.
B) The courses she took were too difficult for her.
C) She took too many courses during her first term.
D) She found it difficult to deal with college courses.
正确答案:C
W: Weren't you nervous when the professor called on you in class?
M: I'd say I was shaking all over.
Q: How did the man feel when he was called on?
4.
 
A) Worried and frightened.
B) Very relaxed.
C) Quite unhappy.
D) Angry with the professor.
正确答案:A
W: Hey, Mike, what's that you're reading?
M: It's a letter from a company where I applied for a job. They're offering me a job after I graduate.
Q: What do we learn about Mike?
5.
 
A) He enjoys reading letters.
B) He has been job-hunting.
C) He is offering the woman a job.
D) He is working for a company.
正确答案:B
M: Think it over carefully, you must have left it somewhere.
W: But the problem is that I have to have it now. I need it to use my car, and when I get home, to open the door.
Q: What happened to the woman?
6.
 
A) She lost her way.
B) She lost her keys.
C) She lost her car.
D) She lost her handbag.
正确答案:B
W: How much time did you have for writing the paper?
M: We were given three hours, but I finished in less than half the time.
Q: How long did it take the man to write his paper?
7.
 
A) More than an hour and a half.
B) Not more than half an hour.
C) More than two hours.
D) Less than an hour and a half.
正确答案:D
M: Let's see if the basketball game has started yet.
W: Started? It must be clear who is winning by now.
Q: What does the woman mean?
8.
 
A) She is sure who is going to win.
B) Now it is a good time to start the game.
C) The game has been going on for a long time.
D) The same team always wins.
正确答案:C
M: What do you think of my paper?
W: The ideas are good. If I were you though, I'd rewrite the last two paragraphs to make it better.
Q: What's the woman's comment on the man's paper?
9.
 
A) The ideas of the paper are not convincing.
B) Some parts of the paper are not well written.
C) The handwriting of the paper is not good.
D) The paper is not complete.
正确答案:B
W: Excuse me, sir, but have you seen a young gentleman looking for his wrist watch?
M: A young man, Madam?
10.
 
A) Looking for a young lady.
B) Looking for her wrist watch.
C) Looking for a young gentleman.
D) Looking for a man wearing a wrist watch.
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

Susan Anthony was born in massachusetts in 1820 and died in Rochester, New York, in 1906. In the 1850s, she saw many problems in her country and wanted to do something about them.
One of these problems was that women did not have the right to vote in the United States. Susan Anthony and many others felt that women and men should have equal rights. In 1869 she helped start the National Women's Association. This group worked hard to get women the right to vote in the United States.
In 1869, the state of Wyoming gave women the right to vote. Some other states also allowed women to vote. But Susan Anthony and the National American Women's Association Wanted all women to have the right to vote. They worked to add this to the constitution of the United States. Finally, in 1920, fourteen years after Susan anthony's death, an article was added to the Constitution. It gave all American women the right to vote.

Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 What did Susan Anthony think about her country?
A) It had many problems.
B) It was the most democratic country in the world.
C) It was fair to women.
D) It had some minor problems to solve.
正确答案:A
12.
 Who among the American women had the right to vote before 1920?
A) The women of some states.
B) The women in the state of Wyoming only.
C) The members of the National Women’s Association.
D) The women in the state of Massachusetts only.
正确答案:A
13.
 When did all women finally get the right to vote in the United States?
A) At the very beginning of the 20th century.
B) At the end of the 19th century.
C) After Susan Anthony’s death.
D) Just before Susan Anthony’s death.
正确答案:C
14.
 What do we learn about Susan Anthony from the passage?
A) She worked on the draft of the American Constitution.
B) She was the chairman of the National Women’s Association.
C) She was born in New York and died in Massachusetts.
D) She was an activist in the women’s movement for equal rights.
正确答案:D
Passage Two

John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers. Many of his novels and short stories are about people with troubles and problems."Travels with Charley" is different; it's a book about traveling around the United States. John Steinbeck and Charley traveled together from New York to Maine and then to the Midwest. From the Midwest, they went west to California. On their way back east, they visited Texas. Finally, John and Charley traveled through the South, and back up north to New York.
John Steinbeck's journey took three months to complete. When he got home, he wrote about what he saw and heard when he crossed the country.he decided that Americans were wonderful people, and that the United States was full of peaceful towns, great cities, huge mountains, and beautiful parks. Charley seemed to enjoy the trip, although he didn't say or write anything. You might wonder why charley had no ideas about America. The reason is: he was John Steinbeck's dog, a big black dog.

Questions 15 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15.
 What are most of Steinbeck's books about?
A) People with problems.
B) Travels around the world.
C) Beautiful America.
D) People in great cities.
正确答案:A
16.
 What does the passage tell us about Steinbeck?
A) He spent three months writing “Travels with Charley”.
B) He enjoyed his travels around the United States.
C) He was fond of writing about his travels.
D) He didn’t enjoy the trip as much as Charley.
正确答案:B
Passage Three

In the local newspaper of my community recently, there was a story about a man named Virgil Spears. He lived in a small town about 40 miles from my home. He had served five years in a New York prison for robbing a restaurant. When he returned to his family, Mr.Spears couldn't find a job. Everyone knew he had been in prison and nobody trusted him. Finally, in desperation, he calmly walked into a local barbershop where he was well known, pulled out a gun, and took all the money the barber had. Up to this point it had been a fairly routine crime, but then something unusual happened. Mr. Spears didn't try to get away. He got into his car, drove slowly out of town, and waited for the police. When they caught him, he made only one request. He turned to the arresting policemen and said: "Would you please ask the court to put my family on welfare just as soon as possible?"

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.
 What made it difficult for Virgil Spears to find a job?
A) The long distance between his home town and New York.
B) His unpopular character.
C) The high unemployment rate in New York.
D) His criminal record.
正确答案:D
18.
 Why did Virgil Spears rob the local barbershop?
A) He wanted to be put in prison again.
B) He needed the money to support his family.
C) He hated the barber there.
D) He wanted to make himself well known.
正确答案:A
19.
 What did Mr. Spears do after he robbed the barbershop?
A) He went directly to the police station.
B) He drove out of the town and tried to escape.
C) He waited for the police to arrest him.
D) He argued with the police angrily.
正确答案:C
20.
 What can we infer from the passage?
A) Mr. Spears enjoyed living in prison.
B) Mr. Spears was known as a greedy man in his community.
C) The police in New York were not very efficient.
D) The only way for Mr. Spears to support his family was by going to prison again.
正确答案:D
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