2008年6月大学英语四级a卷CET4真题及答案

Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
1. M: Mary, would you join me for dinner tonight?
W: You treated me last weekend. Now, it's my turn. Shall we try something Italian?
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
2. W: Good afternoon, I'm calling to inquire about the four bedroom house you advertised in the newspaper.
M: I am sorry, but it's already sold.
Q: What do we learn about the house from the conversation?
A) It's only for rent, not for sale.
B) It's not as good as advertised.
C) It's being redecorated.
D) It's no longer available.
3. W: John, what are you doing on your computer? Don't you remember your promise?
M: This is not a game. It's only a crossword puzzle that helps increase my vocabulary.
Q: What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
4. M: Do you still keep in touch with your parents regularly after all these years?
W: Yes, of course. I call them at weekends when the rates are down fifty percent.
Q: What do we learn about the woman from the conversation?
5. M: Hurry, there is a bus coming.
W: Why run? There will be another one in two or three minutes.
Q: What does the woman mean?
6. M: Wow, that's a big assignment we got for the English class.
W: Well, it's not as bad as it looks. It isn't due until Thursday morning.
Q: What does the woman mean?
7. W: Hello, is that Steve? I'm stuck in a traffic jam. I'm afraid I can't make it before seven o'clock.
M: Never mind. I'll be here waiting for you.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
8. M: You really seem to enjoy your literature class.
W: You're right. It has opened a new world for me. I'm exposed to the thoughts of some of the world's best writers. I've never read so much in my life.
Q: What does the woman mean?
9. W: Listen to me, Joe, the exam is already a thing of the past. Just forget about it.
M: That's easier said than done.
Q: What can we infer from the conversation?
10. M: I hear you drive a long way to work everyday.
W: Oh, yes. It's about sixty miles. But it doesn't seem that far, the road is not bad, and there's not much traffic.
Q: How does the woman feel about driving to work?
Section B Compound Dictation
It's difficult to imagine the sea ever running out of fish. It's so vast, so deep, so mysterious. Unfortunately, it's not bottomless. Over-fishing, coupled with destructive fishing practices, is killing off the fish and ruining their environment.
Destroy the fish, and you destroy the fishermen's means of living. At least 60 percent of the world's commercially important fish species are already over-fished, or fished to the limit. As a result, governments have had to close down some areas of sea to commercial fishing.
Big, high-tech fleets ensure that everything in their path is pulled out of water. Anything too small, or the wrong thing, is thrown back either dead or dying. That's an average of more than 20 million metric tons every year.
When you consider that equal a quarter of the world catch, you begin to see the sides of the problem.
In some parts of the world, for every kilogram of prawns (对虾) caught, up to 15 kilograms of unsuspecting fish and other marine wildlife die, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
True, some countries are beginning to deal with this problem, but it is vital we find rational ways of fishing, before every ocean becomes a dead sea.
It would make sense to give the fish enough time to recover, grow to full sizes and reproduce, then catch them in a way that doesn't kill other innocent sea life.

Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning) (15 minutes)
Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet 1.
For questions 1-7, mark Y (for YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage;
y (for NO) if the statement contradicts the information given in the passage;
NG (for NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage.

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