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1998年英语专业四级考试全真试卷

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[00:00.33]TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (1998)-GRADE FOUR-

[00:06.35]PART I DICTATION

[00:08.54]Listen to the following passage.

[00:11.16]Altogether the passage will be read to you four times.

[00:15.97]During the first reading,

[00:18.16]which will be done at normal speed,

[00:20.46]listen and try to understand the meaning.

[00:23.51]For the second and third readings,

[00:26.03]the passage will be read sentence by sentence,

[00:29.42]or phrase by phrase,with intervals of 15 seconds.

[00:35.11]The last reading will be done at normal speed again

[00:39.27]and during this time you should check your work.

[00:42.44]You will then be given 2 minutes

[00:45.06]to check through your work once more.

[00:49.00]Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.

[00:52.17]Now listen to the passage.

[00:55.12]THE RAILWAYS IN BRITAIN

[00:58.30]The success of early railways,

[01:01.69]such as the lines between big cities,

[01:05.08]led to a great increase in railway building in Victorian times.

[01:11.21]Between 1835 and 1865,

[01:16.45]about twenty-five thousand kilometers of track were built,

[01:21.16]and over one hundred railway companies were created.

[01:25.64]Railway travel transformed people's lives.

[01:29.91]Trains were first designed to carry goods.

[01:33.41]However, a law in the 19th century forced railway companies

[01:40.08]to run one cheap train a day,

[01:42.81]which stopped at every station

[01:45.11]and cost only a penny a mile.

[01:47.63]Soon working class passengers found

[01:51.24]they could afford to travel by the rail.

[01:53.75]Cheap day excursion trains became popular,

[01:57.80]and seaside resorts grew rapidly.

[02:01.52]The railways also provided thousands of new jobs:

[02:06.22]building carriages, running the railways,

[02:09.61]and repairing the tracks.

[02:11.69]Railways even changed the time.

[02:15.20]The need to run the railways on time

[02:18.16]meant that local time was abolished.

[02:21.33]And clocks showed the same time all over the country.

[02:41.78]THE RAILWAYS IN BRITAIN

[02:44.95]The success of early railways,such as the lines between big cities,

[03:05.71]THE RAILWAYS IN BRITAIN

[03:08.88]The success of early railways,such as the lines between big cities,

[03:29.89]led to a great increase in railway building in Victorian times.

[03:50.23]led to a great increase in railway building in Victorian times.

[04:10.78]Between 1835 and 1865,about twenty-five thousand kilometers of track were built,

[04:34.69]Between 1835 and 1865,about twenty-five thousand kilometers of track were built,

[04:58.80]and over one hundred railway companies were created.

[05:17.73]and over one hundred railway companies were created.

[05:37.52]Railway travel transformed people's lives.

[05:56.23]Railway travel transformed people's lives.

[06:14.60]Trains were first designed to carry goods.

[06:32.54]Trains were first designed to carry goods.

[06:52.11]However, a law in the 19th century forced railway companies to run one cheap train a day,

[07:15.25]However, a law in the 19th century forced railway companies to run one cheap train a day,

[07:37.96]which stopped at every station and cost only a penny a mile.

[07:56.99]which stopped at every station and cost only a penny a mile.

[08:16.60]Soon working class passengers found they could afford to travel by the rail.

[08:36.00]Soon working class passengers found they could afford to travel by the rail.

[08:57.03]Cheap day excursion trains became popular, and seaside resorts grew rapidly.

[09:18.67]Cheap day excursion trains became popular, and seaside resorts grew rapidly.

[09:40.54]The railways also provided thousands of new jobs:

[10:00.01]The railways also provided thousands of new jobs:

[10:17.10]building carriages, running the railways, and repairing the tracks.

[10:38.36]building carriages, running the railways, and repairing the tracks.

[10:56.85]Railways even changed the time.

[11:14.00]Railways even changed the time.

[11:31.72]The need to run the railways on time meant that local time was abolished.

[11:53.45]The need to run the railways on time meant that local time was abolished.

[12:14.52]And clocks showed the same time all over the country.

[12:33.87]And clocks showed the same time all over the country.

[12:53.78]THE RAILWAYS IN BRITAIN

[12:56.74]The success of early railways,

[12:58.82]such as the lines between big cities,

[13:02.20]led to a great increase in railway building in Victorian times.

[13:08.11]Between 1835 and 1865,

[13:13.47]about twenty-five thousand kilometers of track were built,

[13:18.17]and over one hundred railway companies were created.

[13:22.55]Railway travel transformed people's lives.

[13:26.93]Trains were first designed to carry goods.

[13:30.53]However, a law in the 19th century forced railway companies

[13:36.99]to run one cheap train a day,

[13:39.72]which stopped at every station

[13:42.24]and cost only a penny a mile.

[13:44.64]Soon working class passengers found

[13:48.25]they could afford to travel by the rail.

[13:50.77]Cheap day excursion trains became popular,

[13:54.81]and seaside resorts grew rapidly.

[13:58.43]The railways also provided thousands of new jobs:

[14:03.13]building carriages, running the railways,

[14:06.74]and repairing the tracks.

[14:08.60]Railways even changed the time.

[14:11.77]The need to run the railways on time

[14:15.16]meant that local time was abolished.

[14:18.22]And clocks showed the same time all over the country.

[14:22.38]Now you have 2 minutes to check through your work.

[16:27.00]That is the end of the Part I Dictation.

[16:46.01]PART II LISTENING COMPREHENSION

[16:49.40]In Sections A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY.

[16:55.85]Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

[17:00.12]Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.

[17:05.37]SECTION A CONVERSATIONS

[17:09.52]In this section you will hear several conversations.

[17:13.90]Listen to the conversations carefully

[17:17.62]and then answer the questions that follow.

[17:21.12]Questions 1 to 3 are based on the following conversation.

[17:27.46]At the end of the conversation,you will be given

[17:32.27]15 seconds to answer the questions.

[17:35.77]Now, listen to the conversation.

[17:39.38]M: Peter Ford speaking.

[17:41.68]W: Good morning, Mr. Ford. My name is Jane Harris.

[17:46.71]I'm ringing about the cashier's job you advertised.

[17:51.19]M: Ah yes. Have you been a cashier before?

[17:55.03]W: Well, I have worked in a newsagent's, and handled cash there.

[18:00.16]M: Could you give me a number I could ring for a reference?

[18:04.21]W: The owner is Mr. Lovell. His number is 46978.

[18:11.43]M: Right. Thank you. I'll get in touch with him later.

[18:15.47]W: Could you tell me-what are the hours?

[18:19.31]M: Well, we work a basic 38-hour working week: the store is open

[18:26.08]from 8:30 to 4:30, Monday to Thursday;

[18:30.02]Friday is a late-night shopping-

[18:33.19]we close at 8:00; on Saturdays we close at 5:30.

[18:38.44]W: Thank you. And what is the pay for the basic working week?

[18:43.69]M: 69.50 pounds. Now, could you come in and see me?

[18:49.82]What about tomorrow at 9:30?

[18:52.33]W: 9:30 tomorrow morning. That will be fine.

[18:55.94]M: Do you know where the shop is? It's 442 High Road,

[19:03.49]on the corner of Brent Street.

[19:06.01]W: The corner of Brent Street. 442 High Road.

[19:11.04]M: Okay, Mrs. Harris. I'll see you tomorrow morning then.

[19:15.08]W: Thank you very much. Goodbye.

[19:32.77]Questions 4 to 7 are based on the following conversation.

[19:37.58]At the end of the conversation, you will be given

[19:40.75]20 seconds to answer the questions.

[19:43.81]Now, listen to the conversation.

[19:46.66]M: Hi, Sherrill.

[19:48.84]W: Hello, Fill, how are you?

[19:51.47]M: I'm fine, where are you headed?

[19:54.97]W: Oh, I' m on my way home from work.

[19:58.56]M: I didn't know you had a job.

[20:00.96]W: Ya, I work part-time at the supermarket.

[20:04.68]M: What do you do there?

[20:06.44]W: I work in the produce section,

[20:08.95]trimming and wrapping fresh fruit and vegetables.

[20:12.45]I also stock shelves.

[20:14.53]Sometimes when it gets really busy,

[20:17.81]I work at the check-out counter.

[20:20.00]Have you got a job, Fill?

[20:22.73]M: Ya, I do yard work for people. You know, cutting grass,

[20:27.76]cleaning leaves and falling weeds, things like that.

[20:31.15]W: I' d like doing that. It must be nice to work outdoors.

[20:35.86]M: Sometimes it is, except when it rains, or snows

[20:40.78]or gets too hot or too cold.

[20:43.73]W: I guess every job has its drawbacks. There are times

[20:49.09]when I get pretty tired of carrying things around at my job.

[20:53.36]But a job is a job. Got to earn money for school.

[20:58.28]M: Me too, tuition sure is high, isn't it?

[21:02.55]Well, I'd better get going.

[21:04.84]I have to plant some trees for my neighbors this afternoon.

[21:08.78]W: Well, don't work too hard. Holding down a job,

[21:12.93]going to class, studying,

[21:15.12]sometimes can become too much for one person.

[21:18.84]Take it easy.

[21:20.37]M: You too, it was great seeing you, Sherrill.

[21:44.00]Questions 8 to 10 are based on the following conversation.

[21:48.49]At the end of the conversation, you will be given

[21:52.10]15 seconds to answer the questions.

[21:55.27]Now, listen to the conversation.

[21:58.44]M: Good morning, Doctor.

[22:00.74]W: Good morning, Mr. Smith.

[22:02.93]What can I do for you?

[22:04.46]M: I feel there's something wrong with me,

[22:07.63]but I'm not sure.

[22:08.83]W: Could you explain more?

[22:12.01]M: I usually get a runny nose, watery eyes,

[22:16.71]sore throat and other symptoms on Monday.

[22:20.42]It will last for the following five days.

[22:23.38]And since I'm terribly busy with my work,

[22:26.66]I won't have time to see the doctor.

[22:29.50]But when I do have time to see the doctor on weekends,

[22:33.44]the symptoms will disappear all of a sudden.

[22:36.72]W: And you will get same symptoms again next Monday?

[22:41.32]M: Exactly.

[22:42.74]W: How long have you been like this?

[22:45.47]M: About one month.

[22:47.66]W: Did anything special happen during the past four weeks?

[22:52.37]M: Nothing special. Oh, wait!

[22:55.10]My company has moved from the old address to the present Mount Plaza.

[23:00.89]W: Do your colleagues have the same trouble with you?

[23:04.51]M: Well, some of them.

[23:07.13]W: I see. You must be suffering from

[23:10.96]so-called sick building syndrome.

[23:13.58]Some of them can even lead to cancer.

[23:16.86]M: That's terrible! Is there anything I can do

[23:20.58]to the "sick" building?

[23:21.90]W: Don't worry. I will write you a prescription

[23:24.96]to ease your symptoms.

[23:42.99]SECTION B PASSAGES

[23:45.51]In this section,you will hear several passages.

[23:50.10]Listen to the passages carefully

[23:52.96]and then answer the questions that follow.

[23:56.36]Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage.

[24:02.59]At the end of the passage, you will be given

[24:06.53]15 seconds to answer the questions.

[24:09.70]Now, listen to the passage.

[24:12.87]Canals are watercourses constructed to improve

[24:18.67]and extend natural waterways.

[24:22.04]They are generally built to facilitate transportation,

[24:26.74]but from the beginning

[24:27.81]they have been used for many additional purposes

[24:30.98]including draining swamps, irrigating land for cultivation,

[24:36.12]and promoting economic development.

[24:38.97]Canals are often classified

[24:41.70]by the size of vessel they can accommodate.

[24:44.76]Some small local canals,

[24:47.50]which are able to float only 100 to 300 ton boats,

[24:52.20]may be only 3 feet deep.

[24:55.04]Major barge canals generally range from 6 to 9 feet in depth,

[25:01.28]and some are as much as 10 or 12 feet deep.

[25:05.65]These canals can carry 1,350 to 2,000 ton craft.

[25:12.87]Ship canals are 25 feet or more deep

[25:18.12]and are capable ofaccommodating large vessels in the seagoing class.

[25:23.15]Canals may also be classified as either water level or lock canals.

[25:29.39]Water level canals do not vary

[25:32.23]in height along their courses.

[25:34.09]The best known of these is

[25:36.28]the Suez Canal, which is at sea level.

[25:39.23]Lock canals, which include most modern waterways,

[25:43.39]contain locks, or special devices for raising

[25:47.65]and lowering boats along their courses

[25:49.73]by changing the depth of the water.

[25:52.14]Each lock is a stretch of water enclosed by gates

[25:55.96]at each end.

[25:57.83]After a boat enters the lock,

[25:59.80]water is let or drained out until it reaches approximately

[26:04.62]the same level as the water ahead.

[26:22.33]Questions 14 to 17 are based on the following passage.

[26:27.15]At the end of the passage, you will be given

[26:30.97]20 seconds to answer the questions.

[26:33.38]Now, listen to the passage.

[26:36.22]Grandma Moses is among the most celebrated twentieth-century painters

[26:43.33]of the United States, yet she had barely started painting

[26:47.82]before she was in her late seventies.

[26:51.10]As she once said of herself:

[26:54.16]I would never sit back in a rocking chair,

[26:57.55]waiting for someone to help me.

[27:00.06]She was born Anna Mary Robertson on a farm

[27:04.88]in New York State, one of five boys and five girls.

[27:09.36]At twelve she left home and was in domestic service

[27:14.18]until, at twenty-seven, she married Thomas Noses.

[27:18.55]They farmed most of their lives, first in Virginia

[27:23.26]and then in New York State.

[27:25.33]She had ten children,

[27:27.30]of whom five survived.

[27:30.25]Grandma Moses painted a little as a child

[27:33.86]and made embroidery pictures as a hobby,

[27:37.36]but only switched to oils in old age

[27:41.30]because her hands had become too stiff to sew

[27:45.02]and she wanted to keep busy and pass the time.

[27:48.63]Her pictures were first sold at the local drugstore

[27:53.00]and at a fair, and were soon discovered by a dealer

[27:57.05]who bought everything she painted.

[27:59.89]Three of the pictures were exhibited

[28:03.29]in the Museum of Modern Art, and in 1940

[28:07.55]she had her first exhibition in New York.

[28:10.94]Between the 1930's and her death,

[28:14.66]she produced some 2,000 pictures:

[28:18.16]detailed and lively paintings of the rural life

[28:22.09]she had known for so long,

[28:23.73]with a marvelous sense of color and form.

[28:47.68]Questions 18 to 20 are based on the following passage.

[28:51.72]At the end of the passage, you will be given

[28:54.68]15 seconds to answer the questions.

[28:57.63]Now, listen to the passage.

[29:00.80]Around the year 1000 A.D., some people from northwest India

[29:07.04]began to travel westward.

[29:09.99]Nobody knows why.

[29:11.52]After leaving their homes,

[29:13.38]they did not settle down again,

[29:15.45]but spent their lives moving from one place to another,

[29:19.06]their later generations are called

[29:21.91]the Romany people, or Gypsies.

[29:24.54]There're Gypsies all over the world,

[29:27.60]many of them are still traveling with no fixed homes.

[29:32.19]There are about 8 million of them,

[29:35.04]including 3 million in Eastern Europe.

[29:37.99]Gypsies sometimes have a hard time

[29:40.94]in the countries where they travel, because they are different.

[29:44.44]People may be afraid of them, look down on them,

[29:47.94]or think that they are criminals.

[29:50.13]The Nazis treated the Gypsies cruelly, like the Jews,

[29:54.39]and nobody knows how many of them died in Hitler's death camps.

[29:59.20]Gypsies have their own language Romany.

[30:02.59]They like music and dancing.

[30:04.79]And they often work in fairs and traveling shows.

[30:08.73]Traveling is very important to them,

[30:11.46]and many Gypsies are unhappy

[30:13.75]if they have to stay in one place.

[30:16.38]Because of this, it is difficult for Gypsy children

[30:20.65]to go to school, and Gypsies are often unable to read and write.

[30:25.68]In some places, the education authorities try

[30:29.94]to arrange special traveling schools for Gypsy children,

[30:33.55]so that they can get the same education as other children.

[30:52.66]SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST

[30:55.61]In this section, you will hear several news items.

[31:00.20]Listen to them carefully

[31:02.50]and then answer the questions that follow.

[31:05.78]Questions 21 and 22 are based on the following news

[31:11.80]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[31:15.85]10 seconds to answer the questions.

[31:18.58]Now listen to the news.

[31:21.65]Heavy rains and overflowing rivers

[31:25.37]have caused extensive flooding in some parts of

[31:28.97]the US mid-west and in eastern regions of the US as well.

[31:34.33]Melting snow and new snowfall in the mid-west states of Iowa,

[31:40.13]Michigan and Indiana have driven rivers over their banks,

[31:45.05]and have cut off electricity to thousands of customers.

[31:49.43]In the eastern states of Pennsylvania

[31:52.27]and New Jersey and West Virginia, flooding has damaged homes

[31:57.41]and forced evacuations in several counties.

[32:12.07]Questions 23 is based on the following news.

[32:15.56]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[32:18.84]5 seconds to answer the question.

[32:21.36]Now listen to the news.

[32:24.21]Official Iranian news agency

[32:27.82]quoting a senior Foreign Ministry official has said

[32:31.75]preparations were being made

[32:34.27]for the Foreign Minister Dr. Ali Akbar Velayati to visit Iraq.

[32:41.16]No specific date was given.

[32:44.00]The news was carried the day after a preparatory team

[32:49.03]led by his senior advisor, Ali Carrune,

[32:52.76]ended a four-day visit to the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

[32:57.46]In an interview carried on Tehran radio,

[33:01.09]Ali Carrune said an Iraqi delegation

[33:05.02]will be travelling to Teheran shortly

[33:07.98]to follow up on the talks.

[33:15.63]Questions 24 and 25 are based on the following news.

[33:20.33]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[33:23.84]10 seconds to answer the questions.

[33:27.23]Now listen to the news.

[33:29.53]The US Senate has passed a landmark bill

[33:32.92]aimed at ending the country huge budget deficits

[33:36.53]within the next seven years.

[33:38.82]It would cut government spending

[33:41.23]by more than 900 billion dollars.

[33:44.29]Health, education, and hundreds of other programs will be hit.

[33:49.98]The bill was passed last week by the House of Representatives.

[33:54.90]And congressional leaders now have to work out a compromise.

[33:59.93]A BBC Washington correspondent says the stage is now

[34:05.72]set for a confrontation with the White House.

[34:09.01]President Clinton has threatened to veto the Republican plans.

[34:25.31]Questions 26 and 27 are based on the following news.

[34:30.55]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[34:33.18]10 seconds to answer the questions.

[34:35.58]Now listen to the news.

[34:38.98]France has carried out the first of a planned series of nuclear tests

[34:45.75]in the south Pacific despite strong international opposition.

[34:51.01]The French Defense Ministry said the device exploded

[34:55.71]at an underground site beneath Mururoa Attol yielded

[35:01.40]less than twenty kilo tons.

[35:03.51]Australian scientists described it

[35:07.12]as fairly small compared with previous tests.

[35:10.62]There's been swift reactions from several countries.

[35:14.78]New Zealand and Chile have recalled their ambassadors

[35:19.48]to Paris in protest.

[35:21.11]Australia condemned the test,

[35:24.07]and the US expressed its regret.

[35:26.91]Before the nuclear device was exploded,

[35:30.19]the French President, Jacques Chirac said

[35:34.13]his country might carry out fewer

[35:36.43]than the eight tests originally planned.

[35:49.77]Questions 28 is based on the following news.

[35:53.09]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[35:56.59]5 seconds to answer the question.

[35:59.21]Now listen to the news.

[36:02.06]Indian police have found a large cache of plastic explosives

[36:07.09]in Bombay, the type used in last month's serial bombings

[36:11.68]that killed more than 300 people.

[36:14.52]Police say they seized nearly 2000 kilograms of explosives

[36:20.21]from a marshy region north of Bombay.

[36:23.49]About 1,300 kilograms of similar explosives

[36:28.60]were discovered in the area last week.

[36:31.66]Police also arrested 14 more people

[36:35.93]in connection with the bombings.

[36:43.85]Questions 29 and 30 are based on the following news.

[36:48.11]At the end of the news item,you will be given

[36:50.96]10 seconds to answer the questions.

[36:53.47]Now listen to the news.

[36:55.99]Israel and the PLO, after six days of intensive negotiations,

[37:02.88]meet again later today for what they say

[37:06.93]their hope will be the final initialing of an agreement

[37:10.97]on extending Palestinian self-rule in the West Bank.

[37:15.13]The two sides had been optimistic

[37:18.08]about reaching an agreement yesterday,

[37:20.38]but last minute hitches arose over the timetable

[37:24.42]for releasing thousands of prisoners,

[37:26.72]and arrangements for the redeployment of Israeli troops.

[37:30.88]The BBC Jerusalem correspondent says it appears

[37:35.58]the two sides have made progress on one of the most difficult issues

[37:40.28]of all-the future of Hebron, the only town in the West Bank

[37:45.32]where there's a community of Jewish settlers.

[37:58.88]This is the end of Listening Comprehension.
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