2004年英语专八真题及答案

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  2004年英语专八真题及答案,供各位考生参考。

  试卷一 (95 min)

  Part Ⅰ Listening Comprehension (40 min)

  In Sections A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your coloured answer sheet.?

  SECTION A TALK

  Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section. At the end of the talk you will be given 75 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the talk.?

  1.The parallel between waltzing and language use lies in ____.?

  A.the coordination based on individual actions

  B.the number of individual participants?

  C.the necessity of individual actions

  D.the requirements for participants?

  2.In the talk the speaker thinks that language use is a(n) ____ process.?

  A.individual

  B.combined

  C.distinct

  D.social?

  3.The main difference between personal and nonpersonal settings is in ____.?

  A.the manner of language use

  B.the topic and content of speech?

  C.the interactions between speaker and audience

  D.the relationship between speaker and audience?

  4.In fictional settings, speakers ____.?

  A.hide their real intentions

  B.voice others’ intentions?

  C.play double roles on and off stage

  D.only imitate other people in life?

  5.Compared with other types of settings, the main feature of private setting is ____.?

  A.the absence of spontaneity

  B.the presence of individual actions?

  C.the lack of real intentions

  D.the absence of audience??

  SECTION B INTERVIEW

  Questions 6 to 10 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 75 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the interview.?

  6.What was education like in Professor Wang’s days??

  A.Students worked very hard.

  B.Students felt they needed a second degree.?

  C.Education was not career?oriented.

  D.There were many specialized subjects.?

  7.According to Professor Wang, what is the purpose of the present?day education??

  A.To turn out an adequate number of elite for the society.?

  B.To prepare students for their future career.?

  C.To offer practical and utilitarian courses in each programme.?

  D.To set up as many technical institutions as possible.?

  8.In Professor Wang’s opinion, technical skills ____.?

  A.require good education

  B.are secondary to education?

  C.don’t call for good education

  D.don’t conflict with education?

  9.What does Professor Wang suggest to cope with the situation caused by increasing numbers of fee?paying students??

  A.Shifting from one programme to another.

  B.Working out ways to reduce student number.?

  C.Emphasizing better quality of education.

  D.Setting up stricter examination standards.?

  10.Future education needs to produce graduates of all the following categories EXCEPT ____.?

  A.those who can adapt to different professions

  B.those who have a high flexibility of mind?

  C.those who are thinkers, historians and philosophers

  D.those who possess only highly specialized skills?

  SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST?

  Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item,

  you will be given 45 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the news.?

  11.Which of the following regions in the world will witness the sharpest drop in life expectancy??

  A.Latin America.

  B.Sub?Saharan Africa.?

  C.Asia.

  D.The Caribbean.?

  12.According to the news, which country will experience small life expectancy drop??

  A.Burma.

  B.Botswana.

  C.Cambodia.

  D.Thailand.?

  13.The countries that are predicted to experience negative population growth are mainly in ____?

  A.Asia.

  B.Africa.

  C.Latin America.

  D.The Caribbean.??

  Questions 14 and 15 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 30 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the news.?

  14.The trade dispute between the European Union and the US was caused by ____.?

  A.US refusal to accept arbitration by WTO

  B.US imposing tariffs on European steel?

  C.US refusal to pay compensation to EU

  D.US refusal to lower import duties on EU products?

  15.Who will be consulted first before the EU list is submitted to WTO??

  A.EU member states.

  B.The United States.?

  C.WTO.

  D.The steel corporations.??

  SECTION D NOTE-TAKING AND GAP-FILLING

  In this section you will hear a mini?lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening to the lecture, take notes on the important points. Your notes will not be marked, but you will need them to complete a 15 minute gap?filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE after the mini lecture. Use the blank sheet for note taking.

  Conversation Skills?

  People who usually make us feel comfortable in conversations are good talkers. And they have something in common, i.e. skills to put people at ease.?

  1. Skill to ask question?

  1) be aware of the human nature: readiness to answer other’s questions regardless of (1)____

  2) start a conversation with some personal but unharmfull?

  questions about one’s (2)____ job

  questions about one’s activities in the (3)____

  3) be able to spot signals for further talk

  2. Skill to (4)____for answers

  1) don’t shift from subject to subject?

  — sticking to the same subject: signs of (5)____in conversation?

  2) listen to (6)____of voice

  — If people sound unenthusiastic, then change subject.?

  3) use eyes and ears?

  — steady your gaze while listening?

  3. Skill to laugh?

  Effects of laughter:?

  — ease people’s (7)____ ?

  — help start (8)____

  4. Skill to part?

  1) importance: open up possibilities for future friendship or?

  contact?

  2) ways:?

  — men: a smile, a (9)____

  — women: same as (10)____now

  — how to express pleasure in meeting someone.?


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