2007年12月大学英语六级听力 真题 原文 MP3 在线模拟

Section A
M: The biological project is now in trouble, you know, my colleague and I have completely different ideas about how to proceed.
W: Why don’t you compromise (让步,妥协)?Try to make it a win-win situation (双赢) for you both.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
A) Proceed in his own way.
B) Stick to the original plan.
C) Compromise with his colleague.
D) Try to change his colleague’s mind.
M: How does Nancy like the new dress she bought in Rome?
W: She said she would never have bought an Italian style dress if she had known Mary Had already got such a dress.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
A) Mary has a keen eye for style.
B) Nancy regrets buying the dress.
C) Nancy and Mary went shopping together in Rome.
D) Nancy and Mary like to follow the latest fashion.
M: You are not going to do all those dishes before we leave, are you? If we don’t pick up(开车接) George and Martha in 25 minutes, we’ll never get to the theater on time.
W: Oh, didn’t I tell you Martha called to say her daughter was ill and they could not got tonight?
Q: What is the woman probably going to do first?
A) Wash the dishes.
B) Go to the theatre.
C) Pick up George and Martha.
D) Take her daughter to hospital.
M: You’ve been hanging on to the phone (打电话不挂断) for quite a while. Who were you talking with?
W: Oh, it was Sally. You know, she always has the latest news in town and can’t wait to talk it over with me.
Q: What to we learn about Sally from the conversation?
A) She enjoys making up stories about other people.
B) She can never keep anything to herself for long.
C) She is eager to share news with the woman.
D) She is the best informed woman in town.
W: It’s always been hard to get this car into first gear (挂一挡),and now the clutch seems to be slipping.
M: If you leave the car with me, I will fix it for you this afternoon.
Q: Who is the woman probably speaking to?
A) A car dealer.
B) A mechanic.
C) A driving examiner.
D) A technical consultant.
M: Kate, why does the downtown area look deserted now?
W: Well, there used to be some really good stores, but lots of them moved out to the mall.’
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
A) The shopping mall has been deserted recently.
B) Shoppers can only find good stores in the mall.
C) Lots of people moved out of the downtown area.
D) There isn’t much business downtown nowadays.
W: I find the lounge such a cozy place to study in. I really like the feeling of sitting on the sofa and doing the reading.
M: Well, for me the hardest part about studying here is staying awake .
Q: What does the man mean?
A) He will help the woman with her reading.
B) The lounge is not a place for him to study in.
C) He feels sleepy whenever he tries to study.
D) A cozy place is rather hard to find on campus.
W: There mosquito bites are killing me. I can’t help scratching.
M: Next time you go camping, take some precaution, say, wearing long sleeves .
Q: Why does the man suggest the woman wear long sleeves?
A) To protect her from getting scratches.
B) To help relieve her of the pain.
C) To prevent mosquito bites.
D) To avoid getting sunburnt.
Long Conversation One
M: Hello, and welcome to our program, “Working Abroad”. Our guest this evening is a Londoner, who lives and works in Italy, Her name’s Susan Hill. Susan, welcome to the program (19). You live in Florence, how long have you been living there?
W: Since 1982. But when I went there in 1982, I planned to stay for only 6 months(20).
M: Why did you change your mind?
W: Well, I’m a designer, I design leather goods, mainly shoes and handbags, Soon after I arrived in Florence, I got a job with one of Italy’s top fashion houses, Ferregamo. So, I decided to stay.
M: How lucky! Do you still work for Ferregamo?
W: No, I’ve been a freelance designer for quite a long time now, since 1988, in fact. (21)
M: So does that mean you design for several different companies now?
W: Yes, that’s right. I’ve designed many fashion items for a number of Italian companies, and in the last four years, I’ve also been designing for the British company, Burberrys. (21)
M: What have you been designing for them?
W: Mostly handbags and small leather goods.
M: How’s the fashion industry in Italy changed since 1982?
W: oh, yes. It’s become a lot more competitive (22). Because the quality of products from other countries has improved a lot. But Italian quality and design is still world-famous.
M: And do you ever think of returning to live in England?
W: No, not really. Working in Italy is more interesting. I also love the Mediterranean sun and the Italian life style.
M: Well, thank you for talking to us, Susan.
W: It was a pleasure.
 Where does this talk most probably take place?
A) In a studio.
B) In a clothing store.
C) At a beach resort
D) At a fashion show
 What was the woman’ s original plan when she went to Florence?
A) To live there permanently.
B) To stay there for half a year.
C) To find a better job to support herself.
D) To sell leather goods for a British company.
 What has the woman been doing for a living since 1988?
A) Designing fashion items for several companies.
B) Modeling for a world-famous Italian company.
C) Working as an employee for Ferragamo.
D) Serving as a sales agent for Burberrys.
 What do we learn about the change in Italy’s fashion industry?
A) It has seen a steady decline in its profits.
B) It has become much more competitive.
C) It has lost many customers to foreign companies.
D) It has attracted lot more designers from abroad.
Long Conversation Two
M: So, Claire, you’re into drama?
W: Yes, I have a master’s degree in Drama and Theatre. At the moment, I’m hoping to get onto a Ph.D. Program.
M: What excites you about drama?
W: Well, I find it’s a communicative way to study people and you learn how to read people in drama. So usually I can understand what people are saying, even though they might be lying. (23)
M: That would be useful.
W: Yeah, it’s very useful for me as well. I’m an English lecturer, so use a lot for drama in my classes, such as role plays. And I ask my students to create mini-dramas. They really respond well. (24) At the moment, I’m hoping to get onto a Ph. D. course. I would like to concentrate on Asian drama and try to bring Asian theatre to the world’s attention. I don’t know how successful I would be, but, here’s hoping.
M: Oh, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Now, Claire , what do you do for stage fright?
W: Ah, stage fright! Well, many actors have that problem. Get stage fright every time I’m going to teach a new class. The night before, I usually can’t sleep.
M: What? For teaching?
W: Yes. I get really bad stage fright. But the minute I step into the classroom or get onto the stage, it just all falls into place. Then I just feel like: Yeah, this is what I mean to do. And I’m fine (25).
M: Wow, that’s cool!
 Why does the woman find study in drama and theatre useful?
A) It helps her to attract more public attention.
B) It improves her chance of getting promoted.
C) It strengthens her relationship with students.
D) It enables her to understand people better.
 How did the woman’s students respond to her way of teaching Englsih?
A) Passively.
B) Positively.
C) Skeptically.
D) Sensitively.
 What does the woman say about her stage fright?
A) It keeps haunting her day and night.
B) Her teaching was somewhat affected by it.
C) It vanishes the moment she steps into her role.
D) Her mind goes blank once she gets on the stage.
Section B

Passage One
In January 1989, the Community of European Railways presented their proposal for a high speed pan-European train network, extending from Sweden to Sicily, and from Portugal to Poland by the year 2020. (26) If their proposal becomes a reality, it will revolutionize train travel in Europe. Journeys between major cities will take half the time they take today. (27) Brussels will be only one and a half hours from Paris. The quickest way to get from Paris to Frankfurt, from Barcelona to Madrid will be by train, not plane. When the network is compete, it will integrate three types of railway line: totally new high-speed lines with trains operating at speeds of 300 kilometers per hour, upgraded lines which allow for speeds up to 200 to 225 kilometers per hour, and existing lines for local connections and distribution of freight. If business people can choose between a 3-hour train journey from city-center to city-center and 1-hour flight, they’ll choose the train (28), says an executive travel consultant. They won’t go by plane any more. If you calculate flight time, check-in and travel to-and-from the airport, you’ll find almost no difference. And if your plane arrives late due to bad weather or air traffic jams or strikes, then the train passengers will arrive at their destination first. (28) Since France introduced the first 260-kilometer per hour high speed train service between Paris and Lyon in 1981 (29), the trains have achieved higher and higher speeds. On many routes, airlines have lost up to 90% of their passengers to high speed trains. If people accept the Community of European Railways’Plan, the 21st century will be new age of the trains.
 What is the proposal presented by the Community of European Railways?
A) To win over the majority of passengers from airlines in twenty years.
B) To reform railroad management in western European countries.
C) To electrify the railway lines between major European cities.
D) To set up an express train network throughout Europe.
 What will happen when the proposal becomes a reality?
A) Major European airliner will go bankrupt.
B) Europeans will pay much less for traveling.
C) Traveling time by train between major European cities will be cut by half.
D) Trains will become the safest and most efficient means of travel in Europe.
 Why will business people prefer a 3-hour train journey to a 1-hour flight?
A) Train travel will prove much more comfortable than air travel.
B) Passengers will feel much safer on board a train than on a plane.
C) Rail transport will be environmentally friendlier than air transport.
D) Traveling by train may be as quick as, or even quicker than, by air.
 When did France introduce the first high speed train service?
A) In 1981.
B) In 1989.
C) In 1990.
D) In 2000.
Passage Two
Western doctors are beginning to understand what traditional healers have always known that the body and the mind are inseparable. (30) Until recently, modern urban physicians heal the body, psychiatrist the mind, and priests the soul. However, the medical world is now paying more attention to holistic medicine, which is an approach based on the belief that people’s state of mind can make them sick or speed their recovery from sickness. Several studies show that the effectiveness of a certain drug often depends on the patients’ expectations of it. For example, in one recent study, psychiatrists at a major hospital tried to see how patients could be made calm. (31) They divided them into two groups. One group was given a drug while the other group received a harmless substance instead of medicine without their knowledge. Surprisingly, more patients in the second group showed the desired effect than those in the first group. In study after study, there’s a positive reaction in almost one-third of the patients taking harmless substances. How was this possible? How can such a substance have an effect on the body? Evidence from a 1997 study at the University of California shows that several patients who received such substances were able to produce their own natural drug, that is, as they took the substance their brains released natural chemicals that act like a drug. (32) Scientists theorized that the amount of these chemicals released by a person’s brain quite possibly indicates how much faith the person has in his or her doctor.
 According to the speaker, what are western doctors beginning to understand?
A) There can be no speedy recovery for mental patients.
B) Approaches to healing patients are essentially the same.
C) The mind and body should be taken as an integral whole.
D) There is no clear division of labor in the medical profession.
 What does the recent study at a major hospital seem to prove?
A) A doctor’s fame strengthens the patients’ faith in them.
B) Abuse of medicines is widespread in many urban hospitals.
C) One third of the patients depend on harmless substances for cure.
D) A patient’s expectations of a drug have an effect on their recovery.
 What evidence does the 1997 study at the University of California produce?
A) Expensive drugs may not prove the most effective.
B) The workings of the mind may help patients recover.
C) Doctors often exaggerate the effect of their remedies.
D) Most illnesses can be cured without medication.
Passage Three
So we’ve already talked a bit about the growth of extreme sports like rock-climbing. As psychologists, we need to ask ourselves (35): Why is this person doing this? Why do people take these risks and put themselves in danger when they don’t have to? One common trait among risk-takers is that they enjoy strong feelings or sensations. (33) We call this trait sensation-seeking. A sensation-seeker is someone who’s always looking for new sensations. What else do we know about sensation-seekers? Well, as I said, sensation-seekers like strong emotions. You can see this trait in many parts of a person’s life, not just in extreme sports. For example, many sensation-seekers enjoy hard rock music. They like the loud sound and strong emotion of the songs. Similarly, sensation-seekers enjoy frightening horror movies. They like the feeling of being scared and horrified while watching the movie. This feeling is even stronger for extreme sports where the person faces real danger. Sensation-seekers feel the danger is very exciting. In addition, sensation-seekers like new experiences that force them to push their personal limits. For them, repeating the same things everyday is boring.(34) Many sensation-seekers choose jobs that involve risk, such as starting a new business or being an emergency room doctor. These jobs are different everyday, so they never know what will happen. That’s why many sensation-seekers also like extreme sports. When you do rock-climbing, you never know what will happen. The activity is always new and different.
 According to the speaker, what is a common trait among risk-takers?
A) Enjoying strong feelings and emotions.
B) Defying all dangers when they have to.
C) Being fond of making sensational news.
D) Dreaming of becoming famous one day.
 What do sensation-seekers find boring?
A) Working in an emergency room.
B) Watching horror movies.
C) Listening to rock music.
D) Doing daily routines.
 What is the speaker’s profession?
A) A rock climber.
B) A psychologist.
C) A resident doctor.
D) A career consultant.
Section C
If you’re like most people, you’ve indulged in fake listening many times. You go to history class, sit in the third row, and look (36) ________ at the instructor as she speaks. But your mind is far away, (37) _______ in the clouds of pleasant daydreams. (38) ________ you come back to earth: the instructor writes an important term on the chalkboard, and you (39) _______ copy it in your notebook. Every once in a while the instructor makes a (40) _________ remark, causing others in the class to laugh. You smile politely, pretending that you’ve heard the remark and found it mildly (41) ___________. You have a vague sense of (42) ___________ that you aren’t paying close attention, but you tell yourself that any (43) ________ you miss can be picked up from a friend’s notes. Besides, (44) _______________________. So back you go into your private little world. Only later do you realize you’ve missed important information for a test. Fake listening may be easily exposed, since many speakers are sensitive to facial cues and can tell if you’re merely pretending to listen. (45) ________________________. Even if you’re not exposed, there’s another reason to avoid fakery; it’s easy for this behavior to become a habit. For some people, the habit is so deeply rooted that (46) _________________. As a result, they miss lots of valuable information.
正确答案:36.squarely 37.floating 38.Occasionsllly 39.dutifully 40.witty 41.humorous 42.guilt 43.material 44.the instructor is talking about road construction in ancient Rome and noting could be more boring 45. Your blank expression and the faraway look in your eyes are the cues that betray you inattentiveness 46. they automatically start daydreaming when a speaker begins talking on something complex or uninteresting
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