M: Personally I can’t quite see the meaning in his modern works.Most of them remind me of
Over half teenagers interviewed said they read more than ten books a year. The results also show that middle school students read more books than high schoolers. Over 66% of teens like to read fiction, such as novels and stories. Over 26% are interested in non-fiction, such history books.64% of students listed reading stories about people my own age. That's a favorite topic. Mysteries and detective stories came second on the list at 53%. Just under 50% said they were interested in reading about their own culture in tradition. Of the teenagers who participated in the survey, 49% said that libraries are where they get most of their books. However, many complain that their school libraries do not have enough up-to-date interesting books and magazines. Even though many teenagers in the US enjoy reading, they still have other interests. When asked which activity would be the most difficult to give up for a week, 48% said listening to music. TV would be difficult to give up for 25% of those surveyed。
M:So, it’s Ms. JB. Couty。
W: Excuse me, Tony. Has my parcel from New York arrived?
25. What happen when we think our time about our as money?
M: You said it. People just can't get enough of it。
18. What did the man who had recently reconciled with his brother tell DebraGold about older people?
M: I know, but I'm afraid I need another few days. The data is hard to interpret than I expected。
M: I’ve beenassigned to cover the governess speech today. What about you?
Q: What does the man mean?
listed in the Boston column。
M: Thank you。
anything like that?
Inthis section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, youwill hear some questions. Both the passages and the questions will be spokenonly once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from thefour choices marked A)， B)， C) and D ). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single linethrough the centre。
W: Good, Thanks. Can you tell me something about your experience in this kind of work?
W: OK. I think I’ll have the Chevrolet。
M: Yes, certainly. You can talk to Mr. McCaw, my boss, at the Brownstone Company. I could also give you the names and numbers of several of my teachers。
Q: What does the man imply about Rod?
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 shortconversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one ormore questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and thequestions 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)， anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single linethrough the centre。
23. What do we learn about Lisa?
M: And what sort of car did you have in mind?
Questions 33-35 are based on the passage you have just heard。
Questions9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard。
M: They say they look beautiful。
20. Where does the butterfly settle at the end of the migration?
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32. What activity do teenagers find the most difficult to give up for a week?
W: I see. Does that include everything?
M: Oh, look, darling. There's a taxi。
35. What does the speaker say about electric vehicles of today?
Q: What does the man say about the quiz show?
24. What do we learn about the man from the conversation?
Q: Whatdoes the woman imply about the low price television sets?
Questions 23-25 are based on the conversation you have just heard。
Thank you for coming, everyone. Today’s presentation will show how we see the development of the motor car in the short to medium term, and that is why we have invited all of you here today. Let’s start with power. It’s clear that petrol-driven engines have no future. Already there are many alternative fuel vehicles on the market, powered by anything from solar power to natural gas. Some independent thinkers have even produced cars that run on vegetable oil. But as we all know, of all these alternative fuel vehicles, the most practical are electric vehicles. Sure, in the past electric vehicles have their problems, namely, a limited driving range, and very few recharging points, which limited their use. Now, however, recent developments in electric vehicle technology mean they can match conventional petrol engines in terms of performance and safety. Let’s not forget that electric vehicles are cleaner. Plus, importantly, the power source is rechargeable, so this does not involve using any valuable resources. Moving on to communications, very soon, cars will be linked to GPS satellites, so they’ll do all the driving for you. What controls remain for the users will be audio-based, so, for example, you’ll just have to say “a bit warmer”， and the air conditioning will adjust automatically. You’ll also be able to receive email, music and movies, all via an internet link. So just type in the destination you want, sit back, sleep, watch your movie, whatever。
the stuff my nephew brings home from thekindergarten。
Questions 19-22 are based on the conversation you have just heard。
with dozens of cats。
M: Well, for three days, you would have to haveit under the unlimited mileage conditions,
M: Thanks. But that's not the problem at all. Lisa, our little company, and it is little compared to the giants in the city. Our little company's in danger. We are out of date.We need to expand. If we don't, we will be swallowed up by one of the giants。
24. What do the data from time use service show?
According to a survey on reading conducted in 2001 by the U.S. National Education Association (NEA)， young Americans say reading is important, more important than computers and science. Over 50% of the 12 to 18 years old interviewed say they enjoy reading a lot. 79% find it stimulating and interesting. And 87% think it is relaxing. About 68% of those surveyed disagreed with the opinion that reading is boring or old-fashioned。
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully forits general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you arerequired 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 youhave written。
34. What used to restrict the use of electric vehicles?
4. W: I guess you watch the quiz showon television last night. What did you think about it?
Q: What doesthe man imply about Pam?
W: Well. That depends a little bit on the price.But I normally drive a Chevrolet. Do you have
W: Can you give me any references?
M: Lovely. Well you could just initial that boxthere for the CDW. And that box there to confirm you have known drivingconvictions, thank you, and then sign there. Great! That’s it!
M: Yes, Certainly. That’s group C which includes Chevrolet andsea-arrows。
Q: What is the woman waiting for?
19. What is the unique about the monarch butterfly according to the speaker?
W: What's that Paul?
W: How much are they?
M: Frankly, Mary is not what I'd called easy-going。
M: All right. Could I have your driving licenseplease?
W: That's because we have a wonderful sales manager ——you!
M: Look atthese low prices at these fashionable TV sets. Something is fishy, don’t you think so?
33. What is the presentation mainly about?
new luxury car。
The first copy right law in the United Stateswas passed by congress in 1790. In 1976, congress enacted the latest copy rightlaw, taking into consideration the technological developments that had occurredsince the passage of the copy right act of 1909. For example, in 1909 anyonewho wanted to make a single copy of a literary work for personal use had to doso by hand. The very process imposed a limitation on the quantity of materials copied.Today, a photo copier can do the work in seconds. The limitation hasdisappeared. The 1909 Law did not provide full protection for films and soundrecordings nor did it anticipate the need to protect radio and television. As aresult, violations of the law and abuses of the intent of the law have lessenedthe financial rewards of authors, artists and producers. The 1976 copy rightact has not prevented these abuses fully, but it has clarified the legal rightsof the injured parties and given them an avenue for remedy. Since 1976 the acthas been amended to include computer software and guidelines have been adoptedfor fair use of television broadcasts. These changes have cleared up much ofthe confusion and conflict that followed in the wake of 1976 legislation. Thefine points of the law are decided by the courts and by acceptable commonpractice overtime. As these decisions and agreements are made, we modify ourbehavior accordingly. For now, we need to interpret the law and its guidelinesas accurately as we can and to act in a fair manner。
W: I see. People in our neighborhood find it hard to believe she's my twin sister。
Q: What do we learn about the speakers?
Q: What does the man mean?
23. What does the speaker say now people feel about time?
M: I am fine, thank you. And you, Miss Chen?
M:And the number is 509024bc9cs, expiring the1st,July,2015.And you want to take it immediately?
W: Paul, tell me about the special project you mentioned on the phone. You sounded very excited about it!
M：For how many days? Madam。
M: How soon do you think this can be cleaned?
People nowadays seem to have the sense thattheir time has become more limited. Compared with early generations we spendmore and more time working and have less and less free time to engage inleisure pursues. But this premise turns out to be an illusion. the mostcomprehensive data from major Time Use Service suggests, if anything, Americanstoday have more free time than the early generations. The number of hours wework has not changed much, but we spend less time now on home tasks. So we havea great amount of time for leisure than in decades past. so why do we feel liketime so scare. One problem is that time becomes more valuable and time becomesmore worth money. we feel like we have less of it. workers who bill or get paidby the hour, think employer and fast-food workers, report focusing more onpursuing more money than those who get paid by salary and the fact has beenfast. In one experiment, people were told to play the role of consultant andbill their time by either nine dollars an hour or ninety dollars an hour. Whenpeople billed their time by ninety dollars an hour they report feeling far morepriced for time. Thinking about our time as money, changes are our behavior aswell. in one study, people who were instructed to think about money beforeentering a cafe spent less times chatting with the other patrons and more timeworking. Those who are thinking their time did reverse spending time socializinginstead of working。
19. What does the man say about his working experience?
16. What does the study by Debra Gold find about older people?
whichwill work out cheaper for Manchester anyway. Let’s see, Group C, three to five
W: Good afternoon, Mr. Jones. I am Teresa Chen, and I’ll be interviewing you. How are you today?
21. What does the speaker say about the monarch butterflies’ reproduction?
30. What does the survey on teenager reading show?
Q10:What is the woman’s main consideration in hiring a car?
22. What question did the man ask the woman？
In a study of older people with sisters andbrothers, psychologist Debra Gold of the Duke Center for the study of aging andhuman development found that about 20% said they were hostile or indifferent toward their sisters and brothers. Reasons for this ranged from inheritancedisputes to hostility between spouses. But, many of those who had poorrelationships felt guilty. Although most people admitted to some lingeringrivalry, it was rarely strong enough to end the relationship. Only four out ofthe 54 people interviewed had completely broken with their sisters and brothersand only one of the four felt comfortable with the break. As sisters andbrothers advanced into old age, closeness increases and rivalry diminishes,explains VC, a psychologist at Purdue University. Most of the elderly people heinterviewed said they had supportive and friendly dealings and got along wellor very well with their sisters and brothers. Only 4% got along poorly. Goldfound that as people age, they often become more involved with and interestedin their sisters and brothers. 53% of those she interviewed said that contactwith their sisters and brothers increase innate adulthood. With family andcareer obligations reduced, many said that they had more time for each other.Others said that they felted with time to heal wounds. A man who had recentlyreconciled with his brother told Gold there’s something that lets older people to put asidebad deeds of the past and focus a little on what we need now, especially whenit’s sistersand brothers。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
5. W: I can’t find the arrival time of the New York toBoston Express on this schedule。
Farmington, Utah, is a more pleasant community since a local girls' 4-H club improved Main Street. Six 4-H girls worked to clean the 72 foot curbside that was covered with weeds, rocks and trash. Each member volunteered to clean up and to dig in plot, five flats of flowers. They also took terms in watering, weeding and maintaining the plot. Participation in this project helped the girls developed a new attitude towards their parents of their own homes; they've learned how to work with tools, and improve their work habits. One mother said that before her daughter was involved in this project, she would not even pour a weed. The experience on Main Street stimulated self-improvement, and encouraged members to take pride in their home grounds and the total community. City officials cooperated with the 4-H members in planting trees, building cooking facilities, pick-me tables, swings and public rest rooms. The 4-H girls planted trees and took care of them during the early stages of growth. The total park project needed more plantings in the following years. Members of the 4-H club agreed to follow the project through to completion, because they receive satisfaction from the results of constructive work. The project is a growing one and is spread from the park to the school and the shopping center. Trees and flowers have all been planted in the shopping center, making the atmosphere pleasant。
3. W: Didn’t I see you going into the administrationbuilding this afternoon?
W: Pam said we won't have the psychology test until the end of next week。
7. W: What do you think Picasso’s painting exhibited in the city museum?
M: Well, for several years, I managed a department for the Brownstone Company in Detroit, Michigan. Now I work part time because I also go to school at night. I’m getting a business degree。
27. What do the 4-H club members do about the curbside?
M: I needed to switch my computer class to the950 section。
W: Tom, would you please watch my suitcase for a minute? I need to go make a quick phone call。