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2004年英语专业八级考试试卷及参考答案

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  Part ⅠListening Comprehension (40 min)

  In Sections A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your coloured answer sheet.

  SECTION A TALK

  Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section. At the end of the talk you will be given 75 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the talk.

  1.The parallel between waltzing and language use lies in ____.

  A.the coordination based on individual actions

  B.the number of individual participants

  C.the necessity of individual actions

  D.the requirements for participants

  2.In the talk the speaker thinks that language use is a(n) ____ process.

  A.individual

  B.combined

  C.distinct

  D.social

  3.The main difference between personal and nonpersonal settings is in ____.

  A.the manner of language use

  B.the topic and content of speech

  C.the interactions between speaker and audience

  D.the relationship between speaker and audience

  4.In fictional settings, speakers ____.

  A.hide their real intentions

  B.voice others’intentions

  C.play double roles on and off stage

  D.only imitate other people in life

  5.Compared with other types of settings, the main feature of private setting is ____.

  A.the absence of spontaneity

  B.the presence of individual actions

  C.the lack of real intentions

  D.the absence of audience

  SECTION B INTERVIEW

  Questions 6 to 10 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 75 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the interview.

  6.What was education like in Professor Wang’s days?

  A.Students worked very hard.

  B.Students felt they needed a second degree.

  C.Education was not careeroriented.

  D.There were many specialized subjects.

  7.According to Professor Wang, what is the purpose of the presentday education?

  A.To turn out an adequate number of elite for the society.

  B.To prepare students for their future career.

  C.To offer practical and utilitarian courses in each programme.

  D.To set up as many technical institutions as possible.

  8.In Professor Wang’s opinion, technical skills ____.

  A.require good education

  B.are secondary to education

  C.don’t call for good education

  D.don’t conflict with education

  9.What does Professor Wang suggest to cope with the situation caused by increasing numbers of feepaying students?

  A.Shifting from one programme to another.

  B.Working out ways to reduce student number.

  C.Emphasizing better quality of education.

  D.Setting up stricter examination standards.

  10.Future education needs to produce graduates of all the following categories EXCEPT ____.

  A.those who can adapt to different professions

  B.those who have a high flexibility of mind

  C.those who are thinkers, historians and philosophers

  D.those who possess only highly specialized skills

  SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST

  Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item,

  you will be given 45 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the news.

  11.Which of the following regions in the world will witness the sharpest

  drop in life expectancy?

  A.Latin America.

  B.SubSaharan Africa.

  C.Asia.

  D.The Caribbean.

  12.According to the news, which country will experience small life expectancy drop?

  A.Burma.

  B.Botswana.

  C.Cambodia.

  D.Thailand.

  13.The countries that are predicted to experience negative population growth are mainly in ____

  A.Asia.

  B.Africa.

  C.Latin America.D.The Caribbean.

  Questions 14 and 15 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 30 seconds to answer the questions.

  Now listen to the news.

  14.The trade dispute between the European Union and the US was caused by ____.

  A.US refusal to accept arbitration by WTO

  B.US imposing tariffs on European steel

  C.US refusal to pay compensation to EU

  D.US refusal to lower import duties on EU products

  15.Who will be consulted first before the EU list is submitted to WTO?

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