2017 年 4 月成人高等教育本科毕业生申请学士学位 外国语水平考试广东 ) A
Part I Dialogue completion (15 points) Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points) Part III Vocabulary and Structure (20 points) Part IV Cloze (10 points) 考生须知
1. 本试卷分试卷一和试卷二两部分, 试卷一满分 85分, 试卷二满分 15分, 考试时间共 120分钟。
2. 本试卷一为 A 型试卷,请将答案用 2B 铅笔填涂在 A 型试卷一答题卡上,答在试卷或其 他类型答题卡上的无效。答题前请核对试卷一答题卡是否为 A 型卡,若不是,请要求监考 人员予以更换。
3. 答题卡上正确的填涂方法为:在代表答案的字母上划线,如 [A][B][C] [D] Part I Dialogue Completion (l5 points)
Directions: There are I5 short in complete dialogues in this part, each followed by four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that best complete the dialogue and mark your answer on the ANSWERSheet.
1. Speaker A: ______ I guess I’m addicted to the Internet.
Speaker B: So you’d better quit surfing the Net deep into the night. A.I knew it.B. Why, it’s a pity!
C. I can't help it. D. What seems to be the problem?
2. Speaker A: Don't be sad, I'm sure things will change for the better soon. Speaker B:______.
A. That sounds awful. B. Yes you're probably right. C. I hope not! D. You are welcome!
3. Speaker A: Can I get some information about the training program here? Speaker B: _______
A. Yes, you do B. Go ahead
C. You certainly can D. That's fun
4. Speaker A: Tom, would you like to go to a party this Saturday? SpeakerB :______ What kind of party? Speaker A: It's a birthday party. A. Sounds good B. Looks nice C. Seems all right D. Feels OK 5. Waiter : ______?
Customer : Yes, I'll have a steak, medium rare, with French fries. A. What do you want to eat
B. Have you decided what to do yet
C. Excuse me, are you ready to order now D. Sorry, but who'd like to order
6. Speaker A: I’ve just heard the news about your test. Well done! Speaker B:_____.
A. Don't mention it B. Thank you
C. Oh no! It was awful D. Oh it might be easy 7. Speaker A: Let's come back to our talk.______
Speaker B: You were talking about your trip to South Africa. A. What did I say? B. I forgot the time.
C. Where was I? D. I have no idea.
8. Speaker A: Why don't we play basketball this weekend? Speaker B:______.
A. That's a brilliant idea B. Sounds like an excellent job C. Glad you could make it D. I'm sure it isn't so bad 9. Speaker A: I'd like a beer. Speaker B: Certainly sir,______ A. I'll take it. B. what can I get you?
C. did you have a busy day? D. I'll get that straight away.
10. SpeakerA : Thank you for yourtime andeffort to make my visit a success. Speaker B:_______.
A. Don't say thanks B. Don't be so polite C. You are so polite D. It's my pleasure 11. Speaker A: I quit my job today, honey. Speaker B: Why? __?
Speaker A: No, I just got tired of doing the same thing again and again. A.Is it boring B. Are you sure
C. Did something happen D. Are you serious
12. SpeakerA : I love swimming in a lake It's so much better than the ocean. Speaker B:______! Ilike to swim in a pool. A.Sowhat B. Good for me C. Me too D. I don't
13. Speaker A: Imet up with Jane today. Speaker B: Really?
A.Howisshedoing? B.Comeon. C. No wonder. D. Is that right?
14. Speaker A: Hello,Shawinigan Water & Power Company,how may Ihelp you? Speaker B: ______
A.Hello. Can you tell me your name? B.I'm calling about my electricity bill. C.May Ihaveyouraccountnumber? D.OK, thank you for your help.
15. SpeakerA : I'dliketosharewithyouwhat's in my mind. SpeakerB :______
A. I'm all ears B.Thankyouforyourtime C. It's up to you D.I'drathernot
Part II Reading Comprehension (40 points)
Directions: There are four passages in this part. Each passage is followed by fivequestions or unfinished statements.For each ofthem there are four choicesmarked A, B C and D. Choose the best one and mark your answer on theANS H ER SHEET. Passage One
Big data can be defined as information that is too big or complex to be containedor processed by any one machine or person.AsastudentattheUniversity of Sussex, Julian Dailly had two majors – English and philosophy. When he completed his studies, Dailly wondered how he would everearn a living in a world filled with machines and technology. Now, he is part of the big data industry that includes Google andFacebook.
Dailly's research company,Morar Consulting,started three years ago with fiveemployees.The company's earnings have increased by 25 % each year.It now employs90 people.\we do here is we try to discover what's meaningful for
people and Linkthattotheireconomicbehavio r,‖ Daillysaid.
He noted the importance of working with people with different skills.\from traditional research backgrounds,in addition to some in social sciences,economics,people from tech backgrounds,and sales people,\
Companies like Dailly's employ recent college graduates.The industry profitsfrom the ideas ofthese young men and women. New forms ofdata also make it possiblefor some observers to predict the future. They are more valuable to companies than thetraditional forms ofdata recording or reporting.
\you what people are going to do as opposed to what they've done. That helps peopletake proper action in advance. This makes it much more useful for strategy.\Dailly dismisses concerns that computers have finally taken control ofourdaily lives. \may worry that humans will be allowed to be replaced by machines.Ithink it's a fantasy.\
16.Dailly has an educationbackground of ______. A.engineering B.arts C. sciences D.business
17.Dailly'scompany focuses on businesses in ______. A. marketing strategy B.machineselling C. staff training D.bigdataresearch
18.The company's staffis characterized by all the following EXCEPT ______. A.freshideas B.youngage
C. mixed education backgrounds D. rich experience in the field
19.The company is aimed at making use of the information to help people ______. A.take predictive actionB.rememberthepast C. learn fromeachotherD.stick to the tradition
20.According to Dailly, the idea that humans may be replaced by machines ______. A.isawisewarning B.ispureimagination C.maycometrue D.needsfurtherstudy Passage Two
A new record for the oldest woman to run a marathon has been set, but it may notstand for more than a year Hariette Thompson, 92, said that she hasn't ruled outrunning the Rock'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego again next year. Hariette finished in7 hours, 24 minutes, 36 seconds, the BBC reports, coming close to the over-90 record of7 hours, 7 minutes, and 42 seconds she set in 2014, despite having a very difficult yearbetween marathons.\very ill and Ihad to be with him for some time, and then when he died in January Ihad sometreatments on my leg,\Thompson, who was in her 70s when she ran her first marathon, Tellsthe AP.\
At 92 years and 65 days old, Thompson is 46 days older than Gladys Burrill waswhen Burill finished the 2010 Honolulu Marathon.―I can't believeI made it,‖Thompson tells the Charlotte Observer. \was really tired at one point. Around Mile 2 1,Iwas going upa hill and itwas likeamountain,and Iwas thinking,'This issortofcrazy at my age. Ican't do it'. But thenI felt better coming down the hill. And my sonBrennykeptfeedingmeallthesewonder (碳 水 化 合 物 )thatkeptmegoing.‖Thompson— whoseparents,threebrothers,andhusbandalldied of cancer-tells the Observerthat the San Diego marathon's fundraising for the Leukemia(白血病 ) Society is what inspired her to run and may even bring her back again nextyear. 21.What does Thompson say about the San Diego marathon next year?
A.Shemaynotbeabletobethere B.Shehasn'tthoughtaboutit C. She is sure to take part in it. D.Sheislikelytorunagain.
22.When did Thompson set her firs over-90 marathon record? A.In2010. B.In2012. C.In2014. D.In2016.
23.WhatdidThompsonmainlydo in that difficult year?
A.She took care of her husband. B.She hurt her leg and had to rest.
C.She received some new training. D.She traveled around with her family. 24.During this year's marathon, Thompson ______. A.ranfasterthanlasttime B.once considered giving up
C.was confident she could make it D.could hardly move in the end 25.What inspired Thompson to run the marathon?
A.Setting her son a good example. B.Settingnewmarathonrecord C.Raisingmoneyforcancertreatment D.Living up to her own promise. Passage Three
Before the grass has thickened on the roadsides and leaves have started growing onthe trees is a perfect time to look around and see just how dirty Britain has become. Thepavements are stained with chewing gum and the ditches are full of discarded fast foodpackets. Years ago Iremember traveling abroad and being saddened by the plastic bagsand discarded bottles.
owadays, Britain seems to look at least as bad. What has gonewrong?
The problem is that the rubbish created by our increasingly mobile lives lasts a lotlonger than before. If it is not cleared up and properly thrown away, it stays in theundergrowth(下层灌木 ) foryears.
It is estimated that 10 billion plastic bags have been given to shoppers. These willtake anything from 100 to 1,000 years to rot However, it is not as it there is no solutionto this. A few years ago, the Irish government introduced a tax on non-recyclable carrierbags and in three months reduced their use by 90%. When he was a minister, MichaelMeacher attempted to introduce a similar arrangement in Britain. The plastics industryprotested, ofcourse. However, they need not have bothered; the idea was killed before itcoulddrawbreath,leavingsupermarkets free to give away plastic bags. What is clearly necessary right now is some sort of combined action, bothindividual and collective,before it is too late.The alternative is to continue slidingdownhill untilwehaveacountrythatlooks like a vast rubbishtip. Wemaywellbeatthetippingpoint.Yetweknowthatpeoplerespondtotheirenvironment.Ifthings around them are clean and tidy, people behave cleanly and tidily. If they are surroundedby rubbish,they behave like rubbish.Now,much of Britain looks pretty dirty.Whatwill it look like in five years? 26.What might be the best title for the passage?
A.PlasticBags B.Environment Protection D.RubbishDisposal C.DirtyBritain
27.Theplasticsindustryin Britain protested because ______. A.a tax was proposed on non-recyclable carrier bags B.supermarkets no longer gave away plastic bags C.theywereblamedforcausingplasticpollution D. the government did not support them
28.The expression \‖ A.working hard to reduce rubbish B.producing more plastic bags
C.encouraging people to use plastic bags D. making things worse by taking no action
29.Which ofthe following best describes the author's outlook on the environment? A. Optimistic. B.Confused. C. Concerned. D.Indifferent. 30.The purpose of the article is to ______.
A.encourage the public to take action against rubbish B.discourage people from supporting the plastics industry C.call on the government to protect the environment D. encourage supermarkets to give away recyclable bags Passage Four
ThosewhoworkintheNetherlandsoftenfeel thatalotoftimeiswastedindiscussions that lead to nothing. There are often meetings with documents, an agenda, and a chairman.All those present will have their say,after which their remarks arediscussed. He who decides to skip a meeting though he has nothing more urgent to attend to,will find it
unwise.The interacting that takes place during a meeting is very importantfor the general process. He who does not appear is saying that he does not think the subject is sufficiently important,or that he apparently does not take his colleaguesseriously.Furthermore,he might miss some of the essential information that maybecome evident during the meeting.Those who are present show an interest in theproblems of their colleagues. They supply questions, rather than commands, and thusdeclare themselves\‖. The Dutch,in their final conclusions,like to usesuch metaphors as\are all in one line\or ―Our noses are pointing in the samedirection again.‖ If you present a decision, you will find that everyone has something to say about itand has questions to ask. This is why the Dutch will not be quick to present somethingastheonly correctsolution.Theadvantagetothisapproach isthat such ameeting willoften lead to genuine suggestions for improvement on certain aspects of a plan. As aresult, the plan will be ajoint approach.
This time-consuming and seemingly useless process helps colleagues become ateam. The amount oftime that is lost around the table is more than what made up forinefficiency,once everyone goes back to work.Statistics show Dutch employees areamong the world leaders when it comes to work productivity.
31.According to Paragraph 1, meetings in Dutch companies seem to ______. A.beheldusuallyforimportantissue
B.waste a lot oftimein fruitless discussion C.enable employees to know each other better
D. be good occasions for employees to show their talent
32.To Dutch employees, one who is absent from a meeting ______. A.doesnottakehiscolleaguesserious
B.may have something more urgentto do C.does not miss much critical information D.may have nothing to say at the meeting
33.According to Paragraph 3,why can't Dutch employees come to a quick decision? A.People are constantly in dispute.
B.An idea usually undergoes a full discussion. C.Suggestions often lead nowhere.
D.People often forget the aims ofmeetings. 34.What does the last paragraph tell us? A.Many leaders in the world are Dutch. B.Dutch employees are highly productive.