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2003年12月六级考试试题

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Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)


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 centre.


   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 are talking about some work they will start at 9 o'clock in the morning and have to finish by 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 centre.

Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]

1. A) She knows where Martha has gone.

   B) Martha will go to the concert by herself.

   C) It is quite possible for the man to find Martha.

   D) The man is going to meet Martha at the concert.

2. A) The air pollution is caused by the development of industry.

   B) The city was poor because there wasn't much industry then.

   C) The woman's exaggerating the seriousness of the pollution.  

   D) He might move to another city very soon.

3. A) The man should work harder to improve his grades.

   B) The man will benefit from the effort he's put in.  

   C) It serves the man right to get a poor grade.

   D) It was unfair of the teacher to give the man a C.

4. A) She can make a reservation at the restaurant.

   B) The man should decide where to eat.  

   C) She already has plans for Saturday night.                        

   D) The man should ask his brother for suggestions.

5. A) The man deserved the award.

   B) The woman helped the man succeed.

   C) The man is thankful to the woman for her assistance.

   D) The woman worked hard and was given an award.

6. A) Voluntary work can help the man establish connections with the community.

   B) The man's voluntary work has left him little room in his schedule.

   C) Voluntary work with the environment council requires a time commitment.  

   D) A lot of people have signed up for voluntary work with the environment council.

7. A) The patient must receive treatment regularly.

   B) The patient can't leave the hospital until the bleeding stops.  

   C) The patient's husband can attend to the business in her place.

   D) The patient must take a good rest and forget about her business.

8. A) Alice does not know much about electronics.

   B) Alice is unlikely to find a job anywhere.

   C) Alice is not interested in anything but electronics.

   D) Alice is likely to find a job in an electronics company.

9. A) Jimmy is going to set out tonight.

   B) Jimmy has not decided on his journey.

   C) There is no need to have a farewell dinner.

   D) They may have a dinner when Jimmy's back.

10. A) The woman had been planning for the conference.

   B) The woman called the man but the line was busy.

   C) The woman didn't come back until midnight.

   D) The woman had guests all evening.  

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 centre.


Passage One

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

11. A) They are delighted because they can enjoy the scenery while driving.

   B) They are frightened because traffic accidents are frequent.

   C) They are irritated because the bridge is jammed with cars.  

   D) They are pleased because it saves them much time.  

12. A) They don't have their own cars to drive to work.

   B) Many of them are romantic by temperament.

   C) Most of them enjoy the drinks on the boat.                        

   D) They tend to be more friendly to each other.  

13. A) Many welcome the idea of having more bars on board.

   B) Many prefer the ferry to maintain its present speed.

   C) Some suggest improving the design of the deck.

   D) Some object to using larger luxury boats.

Passage Two

Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

14. A) Coca Cola.B) Sausage.C) Milk.D) Fried chicken.                            

15. A) He has had thirteen decayed teeth.

   B) He doesn't have a single decayed tooth.  

   C) He has fewer decayed teeth than other people of his age.

   D) He never had a single tooth pulled out before he was fifty.

16. A) Brush your teeth right before you go to bed in the evening.

   B) Have as few of your teeth pulled out as possible.

   C) Have your teeth X-rayed at regular intervals.

   D) Clean your teeth shortly after eating.

Passage Three

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

17. A) A visit to a prison.

   B) The influence of his father.

   C) A talk with some miserable slaves.

   D) His experience in the war between France and Austria.

18. A) He sent surgeons to serve in the army.

   B) He provided soldiers with medical supplies.

   C) He recruited volunteers to care for the wounded.

   D) He helped to flee the prisoners of war.

19. A) All men are created equal.

   B) The wounded and dying should be treated for free.

   C) A wounded soldier should surrender before he receives any medical treatment.

   D)A suffering person is entitled to help regard/ess of race, religion or political beliefs.

20. A) To honor Swiss heroes who died in the war.

   B) To show Switzerland was neutral.

   C) To pay tribute to Switzerland.

   D) To show gratitude to the Swiss government for its financial support.

21. At one time doctors discouraged taking multivitamins because they believed that multivitamins      .

   A) could not easily be absorbed by the human body  

   B) were potentially harmful to people's health

   C) were too expensive for dally consumption

   D) could not provide any cure for vitamin deficiencies

22. According to the author, clinical trials of vitamin supplements       .

   A) often result in misleading conclusions

   B) take time and will not produce conclusive results

   C) should be conducted by scientists on a larger scale

   D) appear tm be a sheer waste of time and resources

23. It has been found that vitamin E       .

   A) should be taken by patients regularly and persistently

   B) can effectively reduce the recurrence of heart disease

   C) has a preventive but not curative effect on heart disease

   D) should be given to patients with heart disease as early as possible

24. It has seen that large doses of multivitamins      .

   A) may bring about serious side effects                            

   B) may help prevent excessive bleeding

   C) the likely to induce the blockage of arteries

   D) are advisable for those with vitamin deficiencies

25. The author concludes the passage with the advice that    

   A) the benefit of daily multivitamin intake outweighs that of exercise and a balanced diet

   B) it's risky to take multivitamins without knowing their specific function

   C) the potential benefit of multivitamins can never be overestimated

   D) it’s reasonable to take a rational dose of multivitamins daily

Passage Two

Questions 26 to 30 are based on the following passage

26. The word "portend" (Line 2, Para. 1) is closest in meaning to "        ".

  A) defy         B) signal               C) suffer from                    D) result from                                  

27. It is said in the passage that when the economy slides,           .

   A) men would choose working women as their marriage partners

   B) more women would get married to seek financial security

   C) even working women would worry about their marriages

   D) more people would prefer to remain single for the time being

28. If women find fulfillment through work outside the home,         .

   A) they are more likely to dominate their marriage partners  

   B) their husbands are expected to do more housework

   C) their marriage ties be can strengthened

   D) they tend to put their career before marriage

29. One reason why women with no career may seek a divorce is that          .

   A) they feel that they have been robbed of their freedom

   B) they are afraid of being bossed around by their husbands

   C) they feel that their partners fail to live up to their expectations

   D) they tend to suspect their husbands' loyalty to their marriage

30. Which of the following statements can best summarize the author's view in the passage?

   A) The stability of marriage and the divorce rate may reflect the economic situation of the country.

   B) Even when economically independent, most women have to struggle for real equality in marriage.

   C) In order to secure their marriage women should work outside the home and remain independent.

   D) The impact of the growing female workforce on marriage varies from case to case.

Passage Three

Questions 31 to 35 are based on the following passage.

31. The traditional view of "human nature" was strongly challenged by          .

   A) the emergence of the evolutionary theory

   B) the historical approach to man

   C) new insight into human behavior

   D) the philosophical analysis of slavery

32. According to the passage, anthropologists believe that human beings _          .

    A) have some traits in common                      B) are born with diverse cultures

    C) are born without a fixed nature                  D) change their characters as they grow up

33. The author mentioned Aristotle, a great ancient thinker, in order to          .

    A) emphasize that he contributed a lot to defining the concept of "human nature”

    B) show that the concept of "human nature" was used to justify social evils

    C) prove that he had a profound influence on the concept of "human nature"

    D) support the idea that some human traits are acquired

34. The word "untenable" (Line 3) in the last paragraph of the passage most probably means          .

    A) invaluable  B) imaginable C) changeable D) indefensible                                                                  

35. Most philosophers believed that human nature

    A) is the quality distinguishing man from other animals  

    B) consists of competitiveness and selfishness

    C) is something partly innate and partly acquired

    D) consists of rationality and undesirable behavior


section C

Questions 36 to 40 are based on the following passage.

36. According to Richard Satava, the application of virtual reality to medicine           .

    A) will enable surgeons to be physically present on every battlefield

    B) can raise the spirits of soldiers wounded on the battlefield

    C) will greatly improve medical conditions on the battlefield

    D) can shorten the time for operations on soldiers wounded on the battlefield

37. Richard Satava has visions of

   A) using a remote-control technique to treat wounded soldiers fighting overseas

    B) wounded soldiers being saved by doctors wearing virtual reality helmets on the battlefield

    C) wounded soldiers being operated on by specially trained surgeons

    D) setting up mobile surgical units overseas

38. How is virtual reality surgery performed?

    A) It is performed by a computer-designed high precision device.

    B) Surgeons wear virtual reality helmets to receive feedback provided by a computer.

    C) Surgeons move robotic instruments by means of a computer linked to them.

    D) A 3-D image records the movements of the surgeons during the operation.

39. During virtual reality operations the surgeon can have a better view of the cuts in the body because          .

    A) he is looking at the cuts on a computer screen

    B) the cuts can be examined from different angles

    C) the cuts have been highly magnified

    D) he is wearing 3-D glasses

40. Virtual reality operations are an improvement on conventional surgery in that they          .

    A) cause less pain to the wounded

    B) allow the patient to recover more quickly

    C) will make human surgeons' work less tedious

    D) are done by robot surgeons with greater precision

Part III Vocabulary (20 minutes)

41. A) probable B) sustainable   C) feasible D) eligible

42. A) facets B) formats C) formulas D) fashions

43. A) permeate B) extract C) distinguish D) concentrate

44. A) obedient B) overwhelming C) skeptical D) subsidiary

45. A) effect B) affect C) conceive D) endeavour

46. A) remedy B) reproach C) reproach D) revenge

47. A) exclusive B) explicit C) objective D) obscure

48. A) baffled B) mingled C) provoked D) diverted

49. A) ejected B) escaped C) erased  D) omitted

50. A) incidence B) impetus C) rupture D) emergence

51. A) in search of B) in pursuit of C) in view of D) in light of

52. A) credit B) assure  C) certify D) access

53. A) impairing B) imposing C) invading D) integrating

54. A) sparkled B) twinkled C) radiated  D) glittered

55. A) overtakes B) nourishes C) surpasses  D) enforces

56. A) transit B) transactions  C) turnover D) tempos

57. A) segregate B) whirl  C) compromise D) mediate

58. A) trenches B) utilities C)pavements D) junctions

59. A) collision B) collaboration C) corrosion D) confrontation

60. A) successive B) consecutive C)eternal D) insistent

61. A)exquisite B) extravagant  C) exotic D) eccentric

62. A) haul  B) repel C) dispose D) snatch

63. A) enhance B) curb C) disrupt D) heighten

64.A)paradoxes B) paradises C) galaxies D) shuttles

65.A)portray B) ascribe C) impart D)acknowledge

66. A)alerts B) refreshes C) pleads D)diverts

67.A)monitor B) manifest C) articulate D)anticipate

68. A) responses B) signals C)symptoms D)reflections  

69. A)accord B) unify C) obey D) comply

70. A) alter B) alternate C) substitute D) exchange

Part IV Error Correction (15 minutes)

Directions: This part consists of a short passage, hz this passage, there are altogether IO mis-takes, one in each numbered line. You may have to change ti word. add a word ordelete a word. Mark out the mistakes and put the corrections in the blanks provided.lf you change a word, cross it out and write the correct word in the corresponding blank. If you add a word, put an insertion mark (^) in the right place and write the missing word in the blank, lf you delete a word, cross Rout and put a slash (/) in tile blank.

Example:

Television is rapidly becoming the literature of our period 1.time/times/period Many of the arguments having used for the study of literature as a 2.school subject are valid for^study of television. 3. the Thomas Malthus published his "Essay on the Principle of Population" almost 200 years ago. Ever since then,forecasters have being warning that worldwide famine was S1_____just around the next corner. The fast-growing population's demand for food, they warned, would soon exceed their S2_____supply, leading to widespread food shortages and starvation.But in reality, the world's total grain harvest has risen steadily over the years. Except for relative isolated trouble S3_____spots like present-day Somalia, and occasional years of good harvests, the world's food crisis has remained just S4_____around the corner. Most experts believe this can continue even as if the population doubles by the mid-21st century, S5_____although feeding I0 billion people will not be easy for politics, economic and environmental reasons. Optimists S6_____point to concrete examples of continued improvements in yield. In Africa, by instance, improved seed, more S7_____fertilizer and advanced growing practices have more than double corn and wheat yields in an experiment. Elsewhere, S8_____rice experts in the Philippines are producing a plant with few S9_____stems and more seeds. There is no guarantee that plant breeders can continue to develop new, higher-yielding crop, but most researchers see their success to date as reason S10_____for hope.

1. being—been

2. their—its

3. relative—relatively

4. good—bad

5.  as—去掉

6.  politics—political

7. by—for

8. double—doubled

9. more—fewer

10. reason— the reason


Part V Writing (30 minutes)

Reduce Waste on Campus

1.有些大学校园浪费现象日益严重

2.浪费的危害

3.杜绝浪费, 从我做起

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