1999年6月大学英语四级听力 真题 原文 MP3 在线模拟

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.
W: Excuse me, Sir. You are not supposed to be here. This area is for airport staff only.
M: I'm sorry, I didn't note the sign.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
1.
 
A) The woman feels sorry for the man.
B) The man is a member of the staff.
C) The area is for passengers only.
D) The woman is asking the man to leave.
正确答案:D
W: If I buy some plants for the house, will you water them for me while I'm a way?
M: Sure I will, if you water mine while I am on vacation.
Q: What will the man do for the woman?
2.
 
A) Clean her house while she is away.
B) Buy her some plants and take care of them.
C) Water her plants while she is away.
D) Water her plants when he is not at work.
正确答案:C
W: Excuse me, Professor Hill. May I ask you a few questions?
M: Yes, of course. But I'm sorry I have a class at ten. Why don't you come in my office hours. That is 4 to 5 P.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Q: Why can't professor Hill answer her question now?
3.
 
A) He will only be available in the afternoon.
B) It’s not his office hour.
C) He doesn’t have time.
D) He is too tired after class.
正确答案:C
M: I don't feel like going out. Why don't we just stay home and watch TV instead?
W: Come on! You promised to take me out for dinner and to the theatre on my birthday.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
4.
 
A) The woman insists on going out.
B) The woman doesn’t like watching TV.
C) The man promised her a gift on her birthday.
D) The man is too tired to go out.
正确答案:A
W: I'm thinking of taking five courses next semester.
M: Wouldn't four be wiser?
Q: What does the man mean?
5.
 
A) There are too many courses offered to students.
B) There woman should take fewer courses next term.
C) The man will take four courses next semester.
D) It is wiser to take more than four courses.
正确答案:B
W: I want to ask the Johnsons to come to the party. Do you know their address?
M: No. But I like them to come. I think Tom can give you their address.
Q: What is the woman going to do?
6.
 
A) Ask Tom to send an invitation.
B) Get the Johnsons’ address.
C) Invite Tom to the party.
D) Tell Tom to pick up the Johnsons.
正确答案:B
W: Is Jane looking forward to going home for the summer?
M: She is counting the days.
Q: What does the woman imply?
7.
 
A) Jane is looking for an summer job.
B) Jane is packing for the summer vacation.
C) Jane is on her way home.
D) Jane is eager to go home for the vacation.
正确答案:D
W: I think I will take the half-day tour of the city.
M: Why not the whole day?
Q: What does the man suggest?
8.
 
A) Spending more time on sightseeing.
B) Visiting the city with a group.
C) Touring the city on a fine day.
D) Taking the man with her on the tour.
正确答案:A
M: This is a one-way street. Didn't you see the sign?
W: Sorry. I didn't.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
9.
 
A) The woman is driving too fast.
B) The woman is driving at a slow speed.
C) The woman has broken a traffic rule.
D) The woman has parked her car in a wrong place.
正确答案:C
W: I ought to call Joan, and tell her about the reception this evening.
M: Why bother? You will see her at lunch.
Q: What does the man mean?
10.
 
A) She can tell Joan’s brother about the reception.
B) She should tell Joan’s brother about the reception.
C) She must call on Joan after the reception.
D) She may see Joan’s brother at lunch.
正确答案:A
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

We use all sort of services without thinking how we get them. But such services cost money. We pay for them throught taxes. What would happen if everyone in a city stopped paying taxes.The water supply would stop. The street might not be cleaned. There would be no police force to protect people and property.
The chief duty of every government is to protect persons and property. More than three-fourths of the money spent by our government is used for this purpose .The next largest amount of public money goes to teach and train our citizens. Billions of dollars each year are spent on schools and libraries. Public money is used to pay the teachers and other public officials.
Years ago the government made money from the sale of public lands. But most of the best public lands has now been sold. The money raised was used to help pay he cost of government. There are still some public lands that contain oil, coal, gas, and other natural products. They could be sold, but we want to save them for future years. So we all must pay our share for the services that make our lives comfortable.

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
 What's the chief duty of every government?
A) To protect persons and property.
B) To collect taxes.
C) To teach and train citizens.
D) To save natural resources for future use.
正确答案:A
12.
 How did the government raise money in the past?
A) By selling services that make life comfortable.
B) By selling land containing oil.
C) By selling public lands.
D) By selling coal and other natural products.
正确答案:C
13.
 What is the passage mainly about?
A) Environmental pollution and protection.
B) Taxes and services for the public.
C) Police efforts to protect people.
D) People’s attitude toward taxes.
正确答案:B
Passage Two

When I was at school, my ambition was to be a pilot in the Air Force. But my eyesight wasn't good enough. So I had to give up the idea. I went to university and studies physics. I wanted to stay on there and do research, but my father died at about that time. So I thought I'd better get a job and earn my living. I started working in an engineering firm.
I expected to stay in that job for a long time. But then, they appointed a new managing director. I didn't get on with him, so I resigned and applied for a job with another engineering company. I would certainly have accepted the job if they had offered it to me, but on my way to the interview I met a friend who was working for a travel agency. He offered me a job in Spain. And I've always liked Spain, so I took it.
I worked in the travel agency for two years and then they wanted to send me to South America. But I had just got married. So I decided to stay here. Then we had a baby and I wasn't earning enough to support the family. So I started giving English lessons at a school in the evenings.
I liked the English teaching more than working for the travel agency, and then the owner of the school offered me a full-time job as a teacher. So I resigned from the agency. Two years later, the owner of the school wanted to retire, so he asked me to take over as the director. And here I am.

Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.
 Why did the man give up studying physics?
A) He didn’t like physics any more.
B) His eyesight was too poor.
C) Physics was too hard for him.
D) He had to work to support himself.
正确答案:D
15.
 Why did the man resign from the engineering firm?
A) He was not happy with the new director.
B) He was not qualified to be an engineer.
C) He wanted to travel.
D) He found his job boring.
正确答案:A
16.
 Why did the man take the job at the travel agency?
A) He wanted to work with his friend.
B) He wanted to go to Spain.
C) He enjoyed travelling around the world.
D) He was rejected by the engineering firm.
正确答案:C
17.
 Why did the man start to teach English part time?
A) He enjoyed teaching English.
B) He wanted to earn more to support his family.
C) The owner of the school promised him a good position.
D) He could earn more as a teacher than as a travel agent.
正确答案:B
Passage Three

Columbus sailed from Spain in September 1492, looking for gold. Native Americans greeted him, offering gifts of corn. Columbus found little gold on that trip, but he collected many plants, including corn, to bring back to Spain.
Columbus didn't know it. But the corn was much more valuable than gold. Farmers from Europe to Asia accepted it immediately. They grew it on cold mountain sides and in tropical forest. Today it feeds millions of people all over the world .
On his second trip, Columbus brought back a few chocolate beans to make chocolate. Europeans and Asians love this new drink, and soon they were paying a great deal of money for the beans. Chocolate beans became so valuable in Central America that they were used as cash for 200 years.
Tomatoes and patatoes took some time to become popular. Eventually, however, they became the basis of a lot of popular foods. It is hard to imagine life without fried potatoes or chocalate. Thanks to native American cultures, many people are able to enjoy lots of tasty food.

Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
18.
 Why is corn feeding millions of people today?
A) It can be cooked in many ways.
B) It is delicious but inexpensive.
C) It gives higher yields than other grain crops.
D) It grows easily in various conditions.
正确答案:D
19.
 What did Columbus bring back on his second trip?
A) Fried potatoes.
B) Tomato juice.
C) Sweet corn.
D) Chocolate beans.
正确答案:D
20.
 What was the result of Columbus' two trips to America?
A) They led to the discovery of America.
B) They made native American foods popular.
C) They brought great wealth to Spain.
D) They made native American life styles well-known.
正确答案:B
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