W: I am going to give up playing chess, I lost againtoday。
M: Just because you lost? Is that any reason toquit?
Q: What does the man imply?
M: Do you know Shirley’s new address? She’s got some mailhere and I’d like to fold it to her。
W: Well, we’ve not been in touch for quit a while. Let’ssee, Marry should know it?
Q: What does the women mean?
W: I missed the classes this morning could you please lentme your notes?
M: My notes? You’ve never seem my hand writing, haveyou?
Q: What does the man imply?
M: I am taking my girlfriend to the fancy new restaurantfor her birthday tonight。
W: I went there last weekend and I found it ratherdisappointing。
Q: What does the women mean?
W: Winter is over at last, time to put away my gloves andboots。
M: I ‘ve been waiting for this for months。
Q: What does the man mean?
W: Thank you for bringing the books back。
M: I thought you need them over the weekend, many thanksfor let me use them。
Q: What do we learn from conversation？
W: Are you working flexible hours?
M: No I am not, The weather today is so nice, so I decidedto walk to work and that meant I have to leave an hour earlier thanusual。
Q: What does the man decide to do?
W: Our plane has been circling for a long time, we coulddelay。
M: The airport was closed for a while this morning andthings are still not back to normal。
Q: What does the man mean?
答案：A. The woman should go on playing chess。
“Is that any reason to quit?
答案：D. Mary probably knows Sally’s newaddress。
本题的关键在于听到最后一句“Mary should know it。
答案：B. His notes are not easy to read。
本题的关键在于听懂反义疑问句。女士想要借笔记，男士说：“You’venever see my handwriting, have you?”“你从没看过我的笔迹吧？”言下之意，就是自己的笔记难以辨认。
答案：D. The man had better choose anotherrestaurant。
答案：C. He has been looking forward tospring。
答案：B. The man appreciates the woman’s help。
本题关键在于听懂感谢语气。男士说：“Many thanks forletting me use them。”(太感谢你让我看他们了。)thankMany thanks和选项中的appreciate为同义词。
答案：B. Go to work on foot。
本题的关键在于捕捉否定词之后被突出的信息。男士提到的“walk towork”和选项中的Goon foot。
答案：A. Temporary closing has disturbed the airport’soperation。
本题考察的是一组明显的因果关系，即什么导致了延误。男士提到今早机场关闭了一段时间了，而且仍然没恢复正常。“closedfor a while”与选项中的Temporaryclosing构成同义替换。
W:Morning, this is TGC!
M: Goodmorning, Walter Barry here, calling from London. Could I speak toMr. Grand, please?
W: Who’scalling, please?
M: WalterBarry, from London。
W: What isit about, please?——问题是考题
Well, I understand that your company has a chemical processingplant。(9题答案——回答是答案。)My own company LCP, Liquid Control Products, is aleader in safety from leaks in the field of chemicalprocessing。(9题答案——重复答案最容易)
I’d like to speak to Mr. Grandto discuss ways in which we could helpTGC to protect itself from such problems and save money at the sametime.——第10题答案(男士公司存在的问题)
W: Yes, Isee. Well, Mr. Grand is not available just now。
M: Can youtell me when I could reach him?
W: He’svery busy for the next few days. Then he’ll be away in New York. Soit’s difficult to give you a time。
M: Could Ispeak to someone else, perhaps?
W: Who, inparticular?
M: Acolleague, for example?——问题是考题
W: You are speaking to his personalassistance.——回答是答案(11题答案)
I can deal with calls for Mr.Grand。
M: Yes,well, could I ring him tomorrow?——问题是考题
W: No, I’msorry, he won’t be free tomorrow.Listen, let me suggestsomething. You send us details of your products and services,together with references from other companies. And then we’llcontact you.——回答是答案(12题答案)
M: Yes,that’s very kind of you. I have your address。
M: Barry.Walter Barry, from LCP in London。
W: Right,Mr. Barry. We look forward to hearing from you。
M: Thankyou, goodbye。
Q9. What do we learn about the woman’s company?
Q10. What do we learn about the man?
Q11. What’s the woman’s position in her company?
Q12. What does the woman suggest the man do?
M: MissYamada, did you ever think that you would find yourself living andworking in the western world?——问题是考题
W: No, not really, although I’ve always listenedto recordings of great orchestras fromEurope.——回答是答案(第13题答案)
M: So youenjoyed classical music even when you were very young?
W: Oh,yes. I was an only child。
M: Youwere born in 1955, is that right?
W: Yes, Ibegan violin lessons at school when I was 6.
M: Asyoung as that, did you like it?
W: Oh,yes, very much。
M: When didyou first play on your own? I mean, when did you give your firstperformance?——问题是考题
W: I think I was 8…? No, Nine. I just had mybirthday a week before, and my father had bought me a new violin. Iplayed a small piece at the schoolconcert.——回答是答案(第14题答案)
M: Did youknow then that you would become a professionalviolinist?
W: Yes, Ithink so. I enjoy playing the violin very much, and I didn’t mindpracticing, sometimes three or four hours a day。
M: And whendid you first come to Europe?——问题是考题
W: I was very lucky. When I was fifteen, I won ascholarship to a college in Paris. That was for a three-yearcourse.——回答是答案(第15题答案)
M: How didyour parents feel about that?
W: I thinkthey were pleased and worried at the same time. It was the chanceof a lifetime. But of course I would be thousands of miles fromhome. Anyway, I studied in Paris for three years and then went backto Tokyo。
Q13. Whatdo we know about the woman before she went to Europe?
Q14. Whatdoes the woman say about her music experience?
Q15. Whatdoes the woman say about her study in Paris?
Section B Passage
What makesa person famous? This is a mystery that many people have thoughtabout. All kinds of myths surround the lives of well-known people。
Most people are familiar with the works of William Shakespeare, oneof the greatest English writers of the 16th and 17thcenturies. Yet
how many know Shakespeare, the person, the man behind theworks? ——第16题答案(极端表达most预示答案，转折关系yet引导答案)After centuries of research, scholars are stilltrying to discover Shakespeare’s personal history。
It is noteasily found in his writings. Authors of the time could not protecttheir works. An acting company, for example, could change the playif they wanted to. Nowadays, writers have copy rights to protecttheir work. Many myths arouse about Shakespeare. Some said he hadno formal education. Others believe that he began his career bytending the horses of wealthy men. All of these myths areinteresting, but are they true? Probablynot.
Shakespeare’s father was a respective man inStratford-upon-Avon, a man of the town council。
——第17题答案(新出现的信息为重点)He sent young William to grammar school. Mostpeople of Elizabethan times did not continue beyond grammar school.So Shakespeare did have at least average education. Some paths ofShakespeare’s life were always remain unknown。
The great London fire arouses 1666 burned many important documentsthat could’ve been a source ofclues.——第18题答案
We were always be left withmany questions and few facts.
Q16. Whatdoes speaker say about William Shakespeare?
答案：B) His personalhistory is little known。
Q17. Whatdoes we learn about Shakespeare’s father?
答案：D) He was a member ofthe town council。
Q18. Whydoes the speaker say parts of Shakespeare’s life remain a mystery?
答案：C) Possible sourcesof clues about him were lost in a fire。
Whereveryou go and for whatever reason, it’s important to be safe. Whilethe majority of people you meet in travelling are short to befriendly and welcoming, they are dangerous. First being the mostcommon. Just as in your home country. Do not expect everyone youmeet to be friendly andhelpful.——第19题答案
It’s important top repairedfor your trip in advance and to take precautions while you aretravelling。
As you prepare for your trip, make sure your have the rightpaperwork. ——第20题答案You don’t want to get to your destination, only tofind you have the wrong visa, or worse, that your passport isn’tvalid anymore. Also, make sure you travel with proper medicalinsurance. So that if you sick or injured during your travels, youwill be able to get treatment. If you want to drive all yearabroad, make sure you have a international driver’s license。
When you get to your destination, use officialtransport.——第21题答案
Always go to bus and taxistands, don’t except rights from strangers who offer you a lift. Ifthere isn’t a meter in the taxi, agree on the price before you getin. If you prefer to stay in cheap hotels while travelling, makesure you can lock the door of your room from the inside. Finally,bear in mind to simile. It’s the friendly and the most sincere formof communication. And it sure to be understood in any part of theworld。
Q19What ismentioned as a most common danger when people go travellingabroad?
答案：A) Do not expecteveryone you meet to be friendly and helpful。。
Q20What isthe most important thing to do when you prepare for your tripabroad?
答案：B) Have the rightdocuments。
Q21Whatdoes the speaker suggest you do when you arrive at yourdestination?
答案：B) Use officialtransport。
TheBritish are supposed to be famous for laughing at themselves,
but even their sense of humour has alimit,——主旨对应推断题答案(25题)as the British retailer Gerald Ratner found out tohis cost。
When Ratner took over his father's chain of 130 jewelry shops in1984, he introduced a very clear company policy. He decided thathis shops should sell down market products at the lowest possibleprices. ——第22题答案It was a great success. The British public lovedhis cheapgold earrings and his tasteless silver ornaments. By1991, Ratner's company had 2,400 shops and it was worth over 680million pounds。
But in April of that year, Gerald Ratner made a big mistake. At abig meeting of top British businesspeople, he suited up andexplained the secret of hissuccess.——第23题答案
People say "How can we sellour goods for such a low price?" I say "Because they are absoluterubbish." His audience roared with laughter. But the Britishnewspapers and the British public were not so amused。
People felt insulted and stayed away from Ratner'sshops。
——第24题答案Sales fell and 6 months after his speech, Ratner'sshare price had fallen by 42%. The following year, things got worseand Gerald Ratner was forced to resign. By the end of 1992, he losthis company, his career and his house. Even worse, 25,000 of hisemployees had lost their jobs。
It had been a very expensive joke.——25题答案
Q22 Whatdid Gerald Ratner decide to do when he took over his father'sshops?
答案：C) Sell inexpensiveproducts。
Q23 Onwhat occasion did Gerald Ratner explained the secret of hissuccess?
答案：A) At a meeting oftop British businesspeople。
Q24 Howdid people feel when they leaned of Gerald Ratner'sremarks?
Q25 Whatdoes the story of Gerald Ratner suggest?
答案：B) There should be alimit to one's sense of humour。
Looking atthe basic biological systems, the world is not doing very well.Yet, economic indicators show the world is prospering.Despite a slow start at the beginning of the 80s, global economicoutput increased by more than a fifth during the decade. Theeconomy grew, trade increased, and millions of new jobs werecreated. How can biological indicators show the opposite ofeconomic indicators? The answer is that the economic indicatorshave a basic fault. They show no difference between resource usesthat sustain progress and those uses that will hurt it. Themain measure of economic progress is the Gross National Products --GNP. In simple terms, this totals the value of all goods andservices produced and subtracts loss in value of factories andequipment. Developed a half century ago, GNP helped
establish a common way among countries of measuring changein economic output. For some time, this seemed to work
reasonably well, but serious weaknesses are now appearing.As indicated earlier, GNP includes loss in value of factories andequipment, but it does not take into account the loss ofnatural resources, including non-renewable resources, such as oil,or renewable resources, such as forests. This basic fault canproduce a misleading sense of national
30. Insimple terms
33.take into account