1998年6月大学英语四级考试听力附试题和答案

1998年6月大学英语四级考试试题及参考答案

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 center.

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 were talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 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 center.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]

1.
A) They are twins.
B) They are classmates.
C) They are friends.
D) They are colleagues.

2.
A) The man is planning a trip to Austin.
B) The man has not been to Austin before.
C) The man doesn’t like Austin.
D) The man has been to Austin before.

3.
A) The size of the room.
B) Long working hours.
C) The hot weather.
D) The fan in the room.

4.
A) The man has changed his destination.
B) The man is returning his ticket.
C) The man is flying to New York tomorrow morning.
D) The man can’t manage to go to New York as planned.

5.
A) It is difficult to identify.
B) It has been misplaced.
C) It is missing.
D) It has been borrowed by someone.

6.
A) Looking for a timetable.
B) Buying some furniture.
C) Reserving a table.
D) Window shopping.

7.
A) Cold and windy.
B) Snow will be replaced by strong winds.
C) It will get better.
D) Rainy and cold.

8.
A) It is no longer available.
B) It has been reprinted four times.
C) The store doesn’t have it now, but will have it soon.
D) The information in the book is out of date.

9.
A) Henry doesn’t like the color.
B) Someone else painted the house.
C) There was no ladder in the house.
D) Henry painted the house himself.

10.
A) In a cotton field.
B) At a railway station.
C) On a farm.
D) On a train.

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 center.

Passage one
Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

11.
A) They invited him to a party.
B) They asked him to make a speech.
C) They gave a special dinner for him.
D) They invited his wife to attend the dinner.

12.
A) He was embarrassed.
B) He felt greatly encouraged.
C) He felt sad.
D) He was deeply touched.

13.
A) Sam’s wife did not think that the company was fair to Sam.
B) Sam’s wife was satisfied with the gold watch.
C) Sam did not like the gold watch.
D) The company had some financial problems.

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

14.
A) The number of students they take in is limited.
B) They receive little or no support from public taxes.
C) They are only open to children from rich families.
D) They have to pay more taxes.

15.
A) Private schools admit more students.
B) Private schools charge less than religious schools.
C) Private schools run a variety of programs.
D) Private schools allow students to enjoy more freedom.

16.
A) The churches.
B) The program designers.
C) The local authorities.
D) The state government.

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

17.
A) She was found stealing in a bookstore.
B) She caught someone in the act of stealing.
C) She admitted having stolen something.
D) She said she was wrongly accused of stealing.

18.
A) A book.
B) $3,000.
C) A handbag.
D) A Christmas card.

19.
A) She was questioned by the police.
B) She was shut in a small room for 20 minutes.
C) She was insulted by the shopper around her.
D) She was body-searched by the store manager.

20.
A) They refused to apologize for having followed her through the town.
B) They regretted having wrongly accused her of stealing.
C) They still suspected that she was a thief.
D) The agreed to pay her $3,000 damages.

Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Direction: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B) C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Passage One
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:

  Psychologist George Spilich and colleagues at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, decided to find out whether, as many smokers say, smoking helps them to “think and concentrate.” Spilich put young non-smokers, active smokers and smokers deprived(被剥夺)of cigarettes through a series of tests.

  In the first test, each subject(试验对象)sat before a computer screen and pressed a key as soon as he or she recognized a target letter among a grouping of 96. In this simple test, smokers, deprived smokers and non-smokers performed equally well.

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