2019英语专四听力训练conversation5(附音频及文本)

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2019英语专四听力训练conversation5(附音频及文本)

英语专四听力训练conversation由两个约450个单词的会话组成。两段会话后各有5道选择题。每道题后有10秒的间隙,要求听到问题后从所给的四个选项中选出一个最佳答案。录音语速为每分钟约120个单词,只念一遍!下面是新东方在线英语专四频道为大家整理的2019英语专四听力训练conversation音频,希望大家平日多听音频多练习。

2019英语专四听力训练conversation8篇


  [00:01.56]SECTION B CONVERSATIONS

  [00:04.86]In this section you will hear two conversations.

  [00:08.88]At the end of each conversation,

  [00:11.22]five questions will be asked about what was said.

  [00:15.38]Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken once only.

  [00:21.37]After each question there will be a ten-second pause.

  [00:26.04]During the pause, you should read the four choices of A, B, C and D,

  [00:33.46]and mark the best answer to each question on Answer Sheet Two.

  [00:39.51]You have 30 seconds to preview the questions.

  [01:13.12]Now, listen to the conversations.

  [01:16.60]CONVERSATION ONE

  [01:18.72]Questions 1 to 5 are based on Conversation One.

  [01:23.32]W: Well, Secretary,

  [01:24.73]we'd like to talk about the state of education in America.

  [01:28.66]So let's start off just

  [01:30.02]by giving your general impression of the state of education in America.

  [01:35.40]M: I think our educational system

  [01:37.51]is underperforming and leaving large numbers of children behind,

  [01:41.84]especially minority children, and some rural children.

  [01:46.01]And we need to find a way to make sure

  [01:48.22]that none of these children are left behind.

  [01:51.63]W: Secretary, we've seen a number of parents

  [01:54.94]pulling their children out of public schools

  [01:57.24]and home-schooling them or sending them to private schools.

  [02:01.50]Can you see any justification on why they're doing that?

  [02:06.11]M: Absolutely.

  [02:07.61]No child should be tied to a school that's failing them.

  [02:11.51]A parent should be free to select a school

  [02:14.17]that best meets his or her child's needs,

  [02:17.08]whether it's private or public

  [02:19.18]or whether it's home schooling or whatever.

  [02:21.99]And private schools have a wonderful track record.

  [02:25.45]There's a vast body of research indicating

  [02:28.56]that private schools offer a high-quality education

  [02:32.27]to some low-income students in inner-city settings.

  [02:35.77]W: But why do you think adversaries of the Administration

  [02:40.44]are against letting students go to these types of schools?

  [02:45.06]M: Well, I think most people in this Administration

  [02:48.67]would be absolutely for parents having wide options and choices

  [02:53.58]to make decisions for their child's school site.

  [02:56.90]The politics of it is what interferes with it.

  [03:00.45]And we need the kind of political support

  [03:03.27]in order to get that accomplished through the federal system

  [03:06.08]that we operate in.

  [03:07.78]I don't think it's that we don't want to have that.

  [03:11.63]W: How would you respond to the complaint

  [03:14.29]that the President was too religious?

  [03:17.21]And even the Democrats have said that he has too much religion.

  [03:21.97]What would you say to those critics?

  [03:24.48]M: I would offer them my prayers.

  [03:27.13]W: As the leader of the nation's education system,

  [03:30.59]how do you maintain---

  [03:32.49]how do you not let it all get to you?

  [03:35.47]It's a huge responsibility you have.

  [03:38.73]M: Well, I think faith is a good response to that.

  [03:42.64]But I don't think my job is to solve all education problems in the world.

  [03:47.44]My job is to work towards the right solutions

  [03:51.26]and make sure I conduct myself properly.

  [03:54.56]W: What do you see as the greatest challenges

  [03:57.42]facing the education system coming up in the next years?

  [04:02.24]M: I think it is getting the idea across

  [04:04.60]that every child has value and that every child can learn

  [04:09.21]and that every child deserves our best and most intense efforts

  [04:14.29]in ensuring that they have the greatest opportunity for education.

  [04:19.10]W: Yes, sir. Well, Mr. Secretary,

  [04:21.81]I certainly appreciate your time this afternoon.

  [04:25.52]M: Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity.

  [04:28.23]W: Thank you.

  [04:31.14]Questions 1 to 5 are based on Conversation One.

  [04:35.90]1. What is the man's general impression

  [04:39.90]of the state of education in America?

  [04:52.40]2. Why do parents pull their children out of public schools?

  [05:07.26]3. What does the man think of most people in the Administration?

  [05:22.52]4. What is the man's reaction to the complaints

  [05:26.68]about the President's being too religious?

  [05:39.18]5. What is the greatest challenge

  [05:42.70]to the education system in the next years?

  [05:55.15]This is the end of Conversation One.

  [05:58.91]CONVERSATION TWO

  [06:00.86]Questions 6 to 10 are based on Conversation Two.

  [06:05.77]W: Good morning, listeners.

  [06:07.42]Today I'd like to introduce our guest speaker George Allen

  [06:11.50]from the British Council,

  [06:13.26]who is going to talk to us about living in the UK.

  [06:17.17]George, over to you.

  [06:19.63]M: Thank you.

  [06:20.63]As you are no doubt aware

  [06:22.08]the UK is becoming a popular destination

  [06:24.78]for people who wish to study at university,

  [06:27.79]so what I'd like to do is,

  [06:29.60]well, just give you listeners an insight into

  [06:33.11]what living in the UK is really like.

  [06:36.46]W: What do students have to consider first before they go?

  [06:40.67]M: Finance, of course.

  [06:42.53]Britain is quite an expensive place to live in.

  [06:45.44]Therefore, you need to consider costs very carefully.

  [06:48.94]And one of the major expenses is tuition fees.

  [06:53.46]University courses range from about 5,000 pounds to 8,000 pounds,

  [06:58.87]depending on the type of course.

  [07:00.98]Then, other expenses such as books,

  [07:03.84]which can cost about 500 pounds per year.

  [07:07.21]W: That's a considerable amount.

  [07:09.48]Then where do you suggest students to stay?

  [07:13.18]M: As for accommodation,

  [07:14.84]many people prefer to stay in the university's hall of residence

  [07:18.90]because living on campus is a lot cheaper than living off campus.

  [07:24.31]A room in halls would cost you

  [07:26.27]about 80 pounds per week outside of London.

  [07:29.48]The north of England, however, is much cheaper.

  [07:32.88]W: Then what about living off campus?

  [07:35.84]M: Well, you can rent a private house with a group of other students.

  [07:40.26]You may think this would be an expensive option,

  [07:43.26]but if you share the cost with three or four other students

  [07:46.77]it can actually work out cheaper than a room on campus.

  [07:50.55]But do bear in mind

  [07:52.30]that you have additional transport costs to and from university.

  [07:57.16]W: That's good news.

  [07:59.12]What is the climate like in the UK?

  [08:02.03]M: Britain is famous for its bad weather and for good reasons.

  [08:05.78]It rains often in the UK,

  [08:07.94]and even in the summer it can still be quite cold.

  [08:11.40]So take plenty of warm clothes with you.

  [08:14.71]W: You bet. George, some listeners are anxious about food there.

  [08:19.92]Is it really unpleasant?

  [08:22.43]M: Many people who visit the UK

  [08:24.63]often find the food rather boring and uninteresting.

  [08:28.94]This is because, generally,

  [08:31.04]people don't use spices in their cooking.

  [08:34.10]Nevertheless, some of the food,

  [08:36.37]I must say, is actually rather good.

  [08:39.68]And the cheapest places to eat out are often local pubs,

  [08:43.85]where they serve excellent home-cooked food,

  [08:46.81]as well as serving as the centre of social life

  [08:49.71]in most towns and cities in the UK.

  [08:52.72]W: George, you have given us valuable advice on living in the UK.

  [08:57.58]It's very beneficial to our listeners. Thanks a lot.

  [09:02.20]M: It's my pleasure.

  [09:04.50]Questions 6 to 10 are based on Conversation Two.

  [09:09.21]6. What are the two speakers mainly talking about?

  [09:24.19]7. What can we learn from the conversation about tuition fees?

  [09:40.00]8. What can we learn from the conversation about accommodation?

  [09:55.91]9. What is the climate like in the UK?

  [10:10.34]10. What can we learn from the conversation about food in the UK?

  [10:26.67]This is the end of Conversation Two.

  [10:28.92]


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