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2019年公共英语四级模拟试题及答案九

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Part I Writing (15’×1 =15’)

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay based on the picture below. You should start your essay with a brief account of the increasing popularity of western festivals with Chinese youth and then give reasons for their popularity. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words. Write your essay on the Answer Sheet.

Part II Listening Comprehension (30’)

Section A (1’×14 = 14’)

Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre. Now, let’s begin with the 8 short conversations.

1. A. January 2nd. B. January 22nd.

C. January 3rd. D. January 23rd.

2. A. Chemistry B. English

C. Math. D. History

3. A. Charming and talkative. B. Sociable and easy-going.

C. Pretty and quiet. D. Beautiful and clever.

4. A. It was very good. B. It was worth attending.

C. It was not good enough. D. It was very bad.

5. A. Take some change on him. B. Change his ideas.

C. Exchange his position with others. D. Change clothes.

6. A. He wants to pay.

B. He doesn’t wants to eat somewhere else.

C. He wants to eat out.

D. He doesn’t like Japanese food.

7. A. Tim isn’t in right now.

B. Tim doesn’t want to answer the phone at that moment.

C. Tim doesn’t know the caller.

D. The caller dialed the wrong number.

8. A. Julia’s friends don’t call her very often.

B. Julia doesn’t like to talk on the phone with her friends.

C. Julia likes to talk on the phone with her friends.

D. Julia doesn’t have many friends.

Conversation One

9. A. Constant stomachaches.

B. A lot of headaches after reading and watching TV.

C. A serious heart attack.

D. A terrible cold.

10. A. He has probably found the cause of her trouble.

B. He has no problem getting to the root of her trouble.

C. He needs to wait and see how her symptoms will develop.

D. He has a problem finding the cause of her trouble.

11. A. He thinks it is serious.

B. He doesn’t think the woman should worry about it.

C. He thinks that it may have resulted from a worsening of her eyesight.

D. He believes it will lead to some more serious disease later.

Conversation Two

12. A. Student and professor. B. Friends.

C. Customer and waitress. D. Secretary and manager.

13. A. Because they don’t like seeing movies.

B. Because they have no time to do that.

C. Because they have seen the latest movies.

D. Because they want to go shopping.

14. A. Because the woman can’t drink alcohol with the medicine she is taking.

B. Because the woman doesn’t have a car, so she can’t go there for karaoke.

C. Because the woman has other appointments.

D. Because the man has other appointments.

Section B (1’×6 = 6’)

Directions: In this section, you will hear 2 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 Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

Passage One

Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you’ve just heard.

15. A. A stranger who happened to pass by.

B. A middle school classmate.

C. A neighbour whom the host had never met before.

D. A beggar who came to ask for a drink.

16. A. He came to look for someone at the party whose car had blocked his way out.

B. He had been invited to the Christmas party by the host.

C. He had just moved in the neighbourhood and wanted to make friends.

D. He came to ask for help because his car broke down.

17. A. The small man. B. The host.

C. The guests. D. The small man’s wife.

Passage Two

Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you’ve just heard.

18. A. They help us see the important value of a culture.

B. They guide us in handling human relationships.

C. They help us express ourselves more effectively.

D. They are an infinite source of human knowledge.

19. A. Their wording may become different.

B. The values they reflect may change.

C. Their origins can no longer be traced.

D. They may be misinterpreted occasionally.

20. A. Certain values are shared by a large number of cultures.

B. Some proverbs are assuming more and more importance.

C. Old proverbs are constantly replaced by new ones.

D. Certain values have always been central to a culture.

Section C (1’×10 = 10’)

Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the exact words you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. (请写在答题纸上)

A smaller number of parents send messages, (21) ____________ guidance for their son or daughter. “How can we (22) our child toward success?” They ask. My basic advice is simple and heartfelt: Get the best education you can. Take (23) ____________ of high school and college. Learn how to learn.

High school and college offer you the best chance to learn broadly — math, history, various (24) ____________ — and to do projects with other kids that teach you first-hand about group dynamics. It’s fine to take a deep interest in computers, dance, language or any other discipline, but not if it jeopardizes breadth.

If you (25) ____________ an obsessive pattern in high school, you’ve got two problems. One is that you’re (26) ____________ change when you go to college. The other is that if you don’t get reasonably good (27) ____________, it’s hard to go to a college that has the highly motivated, (28) ___________ students who can really help you learn about the world.

In college it’s appropriate to think about specialization. Getting real expertise in an area of interest can lead to success — unless the (29) ____________ ends up being a dead end or you’re not good at it. Graduate school is one way to get specialized knowledge, although extended college education isn’t always a good (30) ____________ from a purely economic standpoint.

Part III Multiple Choice (0.5’×20=10’)

Directions: There are 20 incomplete sentences in this part. For each sentence there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the ONE answer that best completes the sentence. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

31. All three of the Owen women were on the plane ________ Brussels.

A. bound to B. bound for C. bounded to D. bounding for

32. His horse appeared to be in fine ________ before the horse riding competition.

A. cluster B. debris C. distress D. shape

33. Christopher Reeve ________ an operation that helped restore some feeling to his upper body.

A. underwent B. underlined C. underlay D. underarmed

34. He looked at his skating career and saw it rewritten and beautiful, ________ opposed ________ many years of disappointment.

A. as; on B. to; as C. as; to D. on; by

35. Charred remains and body parts were ________ all over the area after the air crash.

A. reared B. beamed C. disguised D. scattered

36. ________ he waved and shouted at the kids to tell them to get off the tracks.

A. Giantly B. Frantically C. Devastatingly D. Extremely

37. Since Bill Gates is a success, many students ________ that as a reason not to care much about education.

A. deceive B. relieve C. perceive D. conceive

38. The rescuers combed ________ the files for evidence of deception.

A. through B. thorough C. with D. at

39. Although the storm brought high winds in that region, to our great relief, the damage was ________.

A. discreet B. winning C. slight D. roundabout

40. He made his ________ to the front of the engine and climbed down a steel ladder.

A. crew B. nick C. load D. way

41. The police are trying to find out the ________ of the woman killed in the traffic accident.

A. evidence B. identity C. recognition D. fantasy

42. He asked us to ________ them in carrying through their plan.

A. assist B. persist C. insist D. consist

43. He hoped the firm would ________ him to the Paris branch.

A. exchange B. transmit C. transfer D. remove

44. Some plants are very ________ to light: they prefer the shade.

A. sensible B. flexible C. objective D. sensitive

45. They boarded the plane with high hopes, ________ for the camera, their eyes dancing with excitement.

A. beaming B. have beamed C. and beaming D. beam

46. Mary ________ my email last week. Otherwise she would have replied.

A. mustn’t receive B. can’t receive

C. couldn’t have received D. might receive

47. College isn’t the only place ________ information exists.

A. that B. where C. which D. in that

48. ________ will be the next chairman of the board will be announced at tomorrow’s meeting.

A. That B. Who C. How D. Whom

49. The fact _______ he had not told the truth soon was known to all.

A. what B. that C. as D. which

50. Never before _______ such tragic things happened in that village.

A. does B. do C. had D. did

Part IV Reading Comprehension (30’)

Section A (1’ ×10 = 10’)

Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter, which you should write down on the Answer Sheet. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.

A glance at any newspaper will reveal hundreds of advertisements. Some are elaborate, full-page displays, while the majority are in the more economical classified (51) ____________.

The uses of advertisements are undisputed. Large companies depend heavily on advertisements to make their products known to the consumers by (52) ____________ international sporting events. Thus, they can provide the necessary (53) ____________ to keep magazines running. For an employer looking for workers, advertisement provides one of the most (54) ____________ methods of getting them. Through advertisements people wanting to sell or buy things can come in (55) ____________ with people not normally met in normal daily life.

As useful as they are, advertisements are sometimes abused by bad people. (56) ____________ the public is the most common form of abuse of advertisement. In the (57) ____________ of an international sports meet we see the sign of a popular-brand cigarette everywhere. On television, the abuse of advertisements is the most (58) ____________. Furthermore many advertisements are not based on truth.

Thus we see that advertisement can be useful as well as (59) ____________. We cannot escape the continuous attack of advertisements, but we can use our own intelligence to (60) ____________ out the bad ones.

A. midst B. finance C. apparent D. sections

E. weed F. motivates G. Misleading H. standpoint

I. staging J. Dangling K. destructive L. merit

M.contact N. shift O. efficient

Section B (2’×10 = 20’)

Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. 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 centre.

Passage One

Questions 61 to 65 are based on the following passage.

Scientists find that hard-working people live longer than average men and women. Career women are healthier than housewives. Evidence shows that the jobless are in poorer health than jobholders.

Why is work good for health? It is because work keeps people busy away from loneliness. Researches show that people feel unhappy, worried and lonely when they have nothing to do. Instead, the happiest are those who are busy. Many high achievers who love their careers feel that they are happiest when they are working hard. Work serves as a bridge between man and reality. Through work people communicate with each other. Through collective activity they find friendship and warmth. This is helpful to health. The loss of work means the loss of everything. It affects man spiritually and makes him ill.

Besides, work gives one a sense of fulfillment and a sense of achievement. Work makes one feel his value and status in society. When a writer finishes his writing or a doctor successfully operates on a patient or a teacher sees his students grow, they are happy beyond words.

From the above we can come to the conclusion that the more you work the happier and healthier you will be. Let us work hard and study and live a happy and healthy life.

61. The underlined word “average” in Paragraph 1 means ____________.

A. healthy B. lazy C. ordinary D. poor

62. The reason why housewives are not as healthy as career women is that ____________.

A. housewives are poorer than career women

B. housewives have more children than career women

C. housewives have less chance to communicate with others

D. housewives eat less food than career women

63. Which of the following statements is TRUE according to Paragraph 2?

A. Busy people have nothing to do at home.

B. High achievers don’t care about their families.

C. There is no friendship and warmth at home.

D. A satisfying job helps to keep one healthy.

64. We can infer from the passage that those who do not work ____________.

A. will live a shorter life

B. will lose everything at home

C. can live as long as those who work

D. have more time to make new friends

65. The best title for this passage may be ____________.

A. People Should Get a Decent Job

B. Work Is Good for Health

C. People Should Make More Friends by Work

D. The Loss of Work Means the Loss of Everything

Passage Two

Questions 66 to 70 are based on the following passage.

Going shopping seems easy, but actually it takes a lot of learning, especially in America. In fact, many Americans who are not so well-off often shop at “sales” or at special stores that sell things at low prices, which you may find interesting.

In America, the important rule of dressing is that one should change his or her clothes every day. For example, in an American college, neither professors nor students are seen in the same clothes two days in a row. So you may find it necessary to buy more clothes than you have in China. While you are shopping in the States, you will discover that prices range considerably from time to time. The purchase of used, second-hand clothing, furniture, or other household articles may be an excellent way of saving money. Most second-hand clothes are of pretty good quality. If you are going to settle down in the States and want some furniture, you may go to a “loan closet”, where furniture rents are low cost, or you may also go to a “furniture exchange” place in the community.

Sheets, blankets, and other bedclothes go on sale in most communities twice a year. Advertisements for “white sales”, that is, sales on bed linen, towels, etc., often appear in January, as well as in May, June or July. Once or twice every season, there will be “garage sales”, where you can get almost everything, from a yacht to a pair of shoes, at low prices. Prices at “discount stores” and “thrift shops” are also as low as you can imagine.

66. Shopping in the United States ____________.

A. requires some learning

B. seems easy for Americans

C. is very easy for foreigners

D. is only for “well-off” people

67. Americans change their clothes daily, because ____________.

A. people take it as a rule B. clothes are sold at low prices

C. they enjoy doing so D. everyone is very “well-off”

68. People shopping in America will discover ____________.

A. American goods are excellent

B. most clothes come from China

C. used clothes are of poor quality

D. prices vary much sometimes

69. A person who needs furniture can ____________.

A. exchange their goods for furniture

B. settle in a place that has furniture

C. rent some at low cost

D. get some free of charge

70. At a “white sale”, one can buy ____________.

A. almost anything B. sheets, cooking utensil, etc.

C. shoes at low prices D. bed linen, towels, etc.

Part V Translation (15’)

Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to translate the following Chinese paragraph into English. You should write your answer on the Answer Sheet.

你曾听过帅气又强壮的“超人”的故事吗?1995年,他从马上摔下来, 折断了脊柱(spinal cord),但是他没有失去信心。手术之后,他传递积极的信息,迎接新的挑战。1997年,他导演了一部电影,它证明了他的勇气,精神和内在力量。正是他勇敢的态度,冲破了障碍并引领他从绝望走向希望。

参考答案

Part I Writing (15’)

Part II Listening Comprehension (1’x30=30’)

1-5 BCDDD

11-15 CBCAC6-10 AACBA

16-20 ADABA

21. seeking 22. steer 23. advantage 24. sciences

25. fall into 26. unlikely to 27. grades 28. capable

29. specialty 30. investment

Part III Multiple Choices (0.5’x20=10’)

31-35 BDACD

41-45 BACDA36-40 BCACD

46-50 CBBBC

Part IV Reading Comprehension (30’)

Section A (1’x10=10’)

51-55 DIBOM

Section B (2’x10=20’)

61-65 CCDAB

56-60 GACKE

66-70 AADCD

Part V Translation (15’)

Have you ever heard of the story of the handsome and strong Superman? In 1995, he fell off the horse and broke his spinal cord, but he didn’t lose heart/confidence. After the operation, he spread positive messages and faced new challenges. In 1997, he directed a movie, which proved his courage, spirit, and inner strength. It was his brave attitude that broke through the obstacle and ushered/steered/guided him from despair into hope.

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