Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions：In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blank with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE
When Americans think about hunger, we usually think in terms of mass starvation in far-away countries. But hunger too often lurks____________(1).In 2006, 35.1 million people, including_____________(2) children, in the United States did not have access to enough food for an active healthy life. Some of these individuals relied on emergency food sources and_________________(3).
Although most people think of hungry people and homeless people as the same, the problem of hunger reaches. __________________(4). While the number of people being hungry or _______________(5) may be surprising, it is the faces of those hungry individuals that would probably ___________________(6).
The face of hunger is__________________ (7) who has worked hard for their entire lives only to find their savings_________________ (8); or a single mother who has to choose whether the salary from______________ (9) will go to buy food or pay rent; or a child who struggles to ________________(10) because his family couldn't afford dinner the night before. A December 2006 survey estimated that______________(11) those requesting emergency food assistance were either children or their parents.
Children_____________ (l2) to live in households where someone experiences hunger and food insecurity than adults. _________________(13) compared to one in five children live in households where someone suffers from hunger__________________ (14).
Child poverty is more widespread in the United States than in_____________(l5); at the same time, the U. S. government spends less than any industrialized country to____________________ (l6).
We have long known that the ______________(l7) of small children need adequate food ___________(l8). But science is just beginning to understand the full extent of this relationship. As late as the l980s, conventional wisdom held that only the_______________ (l9) actually alter brain development. The latest empirical evidence, however, shows that even relatively mild under-nutrition______________(20) in children which can last a lifetime.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test there will be some short talks and conversations. After each one, you will be asked some questions. The talks, conversations and questions will be spoken ONLY ONCE. Now listen carefully and choose the right answer to each question you have heard and write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the
corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following conversation.
l. (A) Her purse was stolen on the metro.
(B) Her home was broken into when she was vacationing.
(C) She was robbed on her way home.
(D) She was attacked by two kids on the street.
2. (A) Last week. (B) On a summer day (C) Towards evening. (D) Late at night.
3. (A) Four dollars. (B)Thirty dollars. (C) Forty dollars. (D) Three hundred dollars.
4. (A) She hailed a taxi. (B) She just went home. (C) She reported the crime. (D) She phoned her best friend.
5. (A) They need prosecuting.
(B) They have to be punished.
(C) They should get supervision.
(D) They must be held responsible.
Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following hews.
6. (A) A NATO naval force has successfully reduced pirate attacks in that region.
(B) A UN resolution has been passed to stem the upsurge in pirate attacks on shipping
(C) Several African countries have joined hand to patrol the coast.
(D) An EU team of warships and aircraft will start its anti-piracy operations.
7. (A) To resume a talk on improving its relations with India.
(B) To cooperate fully with India in looking into the terrorist attacks.
(C) To act swiftly to arrest the 10 militants who rampaged through Mumbai.
(D) To quicken the 5-year-old peace process between the two nuclear rivals.
8. (A) To seek the temporary suspension of Parliament.
(B) To sign a deal with the opposition parties.
(C) To form a coalition government with the Liberals.
(D) To tackle the fallout from the financial crisis.
9. (A) President Arroyo has escaped an attempt by troops to seize power.
(B) Philippine lawmakers have voted to unseat the current president.
(C) An impeachment complaint against President Arroyo was thrown out.
(D) A majority of lawmakers are going to abstain in voting over the impeachment.
10. (A) $8 billion. (B) $22 bil1ion. (C) $36.9 billion. (D) $39 bi1lion.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following interview
11. (A)Professions and ways we actually wear
(B) Trends and fashions in clothing.
(C) Fashion designing.
(D) Psychology clothing.
12. (A )An awareness of impressing others.
(B) An urge to look smart and trendy.
(C) A conscious act of indicating individual taste.
(D) A general feeling of insecurity.
13. (A) Peop1e who are absorbed by other things.
(B) People who are sociable and outgoing.
(C) People with an aggressive personality
(D) People with a preference for light colors.
l4. (A) The colors of one's clothing.
(B) The length of trousers one wears.
(C) Sticking to grey or dark suits.
(D) Wearing outrageous clothing,
15.(A) Young hairdrssers. (B) Pop music fans. (C) Minority groups. (D) Ageing pop stars.
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following talk.
l6. (A) Participating in Intenet chats.
(B) Writing and receiving email messages.
(C) Purchasing things online.
(D) Doing research by clicking a mouse.
l7. (A) Because the Intenet binds fewer people together than we actually need.
(B) Because the hyperlinks often send us to commercial Web sites.
(C) Because the Web can't always show clearly how to get where we want.
(D) Because the Web is often a database organized for commercial purposes.
18. (A) The inconvenience of placing orders.
(B) The dropping out rate of online shoppers.
(C) Time wasted in filling out information.
(D) Issues related to privacy.
l9. (A)They are becoming socially isolated.
(B) 60 percent of them spend less time with family and friends.
(C) How long they stay on the Web is the most frequent cause for divorce.
(D) They no longer have close friends as they used to do.
20. (A) Computers offer a perfect system for work and communications.
(B) The effects of the Internet on our lives are still debatable.
(C) The Intenet has revolutionized the way we do things.
(D) We can get information, products and friends quickly with the Intenet.
SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (30 minutes)In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or wor
08年春季上海外语口译考试高级口译笔译真题 SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (30 minutes) Part A: Spot Dictation Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the