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2008年6月英语四级听力真题及四级听力真题MP3下载

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  听力原文:

  11.M: Today is a bad day for me; I fell off a step and twisted my ankle.

  W: Don't worry, usually ankle injuries heal quickly if you stop regular activity for a while.

  Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?

  12. W: May I see your ticket please? I think you are sitting in my seat.

  M: Oh, you are right. My seat is in the balcony. I'm terribly sorry.

  Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?

  13. W: Did you hear Mr. Smith died in his sleep last night?

  M: Yes, it's very sad. Please let everybody know that whoever wants to, may attend the funeral.

  Q: What are the speakers talking about?

  14. M: Have you taken Professor Young's exam before? I'm kind of nervous.

  W: Yes, just concentrate on the important ideas she's talked about in class and ignore the details.

  Q: How does the woman suggest the man prepare for Professor Young's exam?

  15. W: I'm so sorry sir, and you'll let me pay to have your jacket cleaned, won't you?

  M: That's all right, it could happen to anyone. And I'm sure that coffee doesn't leave lasting marks on clothing.

  Q: What can we infer from the conversation? www.hxen.com

  16. W: Have you seen the movie the departed? The plot was so complicated that I really got lost.

  M: Yeah, I felt the same, but after I saw it a second time, I could put all the pieces together.

  Q: How did the two speakers find the movie?

  17. M: I'm really surprised you got an "A" on the test. You didn't seem to have done a lot of reading.

  W: Now you know why I never missed a lecture.

  Q: What contributes to the woman's high score?

  18. W: Have you heard about a new digital television system? It lets people get about 500 channels.

  M: Yeah, but I doubt they'll have anything different from what we watch now.

  Q: What does the man mean?

  Conversation One

  W: Gosh! Have you seen this Richard?

  M: Seeing what?

  W: In the paper, it says there's a man going round pretending he's from the electricity board. He's been calling at people's homes, saying he's come to check that all their appliances are safe. Then he gets around them to make him a cup of tea and while they are out of the room, he steals their money, handbag, whatever and makes off with it.

  M: But you know Jane, it's partly their own fault. You should never let anyone like that in unless you are expecting them. source: Hxen.com

  W: It's all very well to say that, but someone comes to the door and says electricity or gas, and you automatically think they are ok, especially if they flash a card to you.

  M: Does this man have an I. D. then?

  W: Yes, that's just it! It seems he used to work for the electricity board at one time. According to the paper, the police are warning people, especially pensioners not to admit anyone unless they have an appointment. It's a bit sad. One old lady told them she'd just been to the post office to draw her pension when he called. She said he must have followed her home. He stole the whole lot.

  M: But what does he look like? Surely they must have a description.

  W: Oh, yes, they have. Let's see. In his thirties, tall, bushy dark hair, slight northern accent, sounds a bit like you actually.

  Q19. What does the woman want the man to read in the newspaper? (A theft case)

  Q20. How did the man mentioned in the newspaper try to win further trust from the victims? www.Hxen.com

  (Flashing his I.D. to them)

  Q21. What is the warning from the police?( not to admit anyone unless they have an appointment)

  Q22. What does the woman speaker tell us about the old lady?(Her pension has been stolen by the man)

  Conversation Two

  M: Miss Jones, could you tell me more about your first job with hotel marketing concepts?

  W: Yes certainly. I was a marketing consultant, responsible for marketing ten UK hotels. They were all luxury hotels in the leisure sector, all of a very high standard.

  M: Which markets were you responsible for?

  W: For Europe and Japan.

  M: I see from your resume that you speak Japanese. Have you ever been to Japan?

  W: Yes, I have. I spent a month in Japan in 2006. I met all the key people in the tourist industry, the big tour operators and tourist organizations. As I speak Japanese, I had a very big advantage.

  M: Yes, of course. Have you had any contact with Japan in your present job?

  W: Yes, I've had a lot. The truth is I have become very popular with the Japanese, both for holidays and for business conferences. In fact, the market for all types of luxury holidays for the Japanese has increased a lot recently.

  M: Really, I'm interested to hear more about that, but first, tell me, have you ever traveled on a luxury train? The Orient Express, for example.

  W: No I haven't, but I have traveled on a glacier express to Switzerland and I traveled across China by train about 8 years ago. I love train travel. That's why I'm very interested in this job.

  Q23. What did the woman do in her first job?(marketing consultant)

  Q24. What gave the woman an advantage during her business trip in Japan?(She can speak Japanese)

  Q25. Why is the woman applying for the new job? (She loves train travel.)

  Compound dictation

  We're now witnessing the emergence of the advanced economy based on information and knowledge. Physical labor, raw materials and capital are no longer the key ingredients in the creation of wealth. Now the vital raw material in our economy is knowledge. Tomorrow's wealth depends on the development and exchange of knowledge. And individuals entering the work force offer their knowledge, not their muscles. Knowledge workers get paid for their education and their ability to learn. Knowledge workers engage in mind work. They deal with symbols, words, figures, and data.

  What does all this mean for you?

  As a future knowledge worker, you can expect to be generating, processing as well as exchanging information. Currently, three out of four jobs involve some form of mind work. And that number will increase sharply in the future. Management and employees alike will be making decisions in such areas as product development, quality control, and customer satisfaction.

  In the new world of work, you can look forward to being in constant training to acquire new skills that will help you keep up with improved technologies and procedures.

  You can also expect to be taking greater control of your career. Gone are the nine to five jobs, lifetime security, predictable promotions, and even the conventional workplace as you're familiar with. Don't expect the companies will provide you with a clearly defined career path, and don't wait for some one to empower you. You have to empower yourself. HxEn.com

  Passage one:

  Time

  I think a lot about time and not just because it's the name of the news organization I work for. Like most working people, I find time or the lack of it, are never ending frustration and an unwinable battle. My every day is a race against the clock that I never ever seem to win. This is hardly a lonesome complaint, according to the families and work institutes, national study of the changing work force, 55% of the employees say they don't have enough time for themselves, 63% don't have enough time for their spouses or partners, and 67% don't have enough time for their children. It's also not a new complaint. I bet our ancestors returned home from hunting wild animals and gathering nuts, and complained about how little time they had to paint battle scenes on their cave walls. The difference is that the boss of the animal hunting and the head of nut gathering probably told them to "Shut up!" or "No survival for you!" Today's workers are still demanding control over their time, the difference is: today's bosses are listening. I've been reading a report issued today called When Work Works, produced jointly by 3 organizations. They set out to find and award the employers who employ the most creative and most effective ways to give their workers flexibility. I found this report worth reading and suggest every boss should read it for ideas.

  Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  26. What is the speaker complaining about?

  He's in a hurry to work everyday and doesn't have enough spare time.

  27. What does the speaker say about our ancestors?

  They were busy with finding food outside in order to survive.

  28. Why does the speaker suggest all bosses read the report by the 3 organizations?

  Because this report may help them keep their most creative and effective workers working without too much complaint.

  Passage 2

  Loving a child is a circular business. The more you give, the more you get. The more you want to give, Penalapy Leach once said. What she said proves to be true of my blended family. I was born in 1931as the youngest of 6 children, I learn to share my parents' love. Raising 6 children during the difficult times of the Great Depression took its toll on my parents' relationship and resulted in their divorce when I was 18 years old. Daddy never had very close relationships with his children and drifted even farther away from us after the divorce. Several years later, a wonderful woman came into his life, and they were married. She had 2 sons. One of them is still at home. Under her influence we became a blended family and a good relationship developed between the 2 families. She always treated us as if we were her own children. It was because of our other mother, daddy's second wife, that he became closer to his own children. They shared over 25 years together before our father passed away. At the time of his death, the question came up of my mother, daddy's first wife, attending his funeral. I will never forget the unconditional love shown by my stepmother, when I asked her if she would object to mother attending daddy's funeral. Without giving it a second thought, she immediately replied, "of course not, honey, she is the mother of my children."

  Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you've just heard. www.hxen.com

  29. According to the speaker, what contributed to her parents' divorce?

  The difficult time of the Great Depression

  30. What brought his father closer to his children?

  A wonderful woman, his stepmother

  31. What message does the speaker want to convey in this talk?

  Unconditional love may contribute greatly to keeping closer relationship between family members.

  Passage three

  In February last year, my wife lost her job. Just as suddenly, the owner of the greenhouse where I worked as manager died of a heart attack. His family announced that they were going to close the business because no one in the family wanted to run it. Things looked pretty gloomy. My wife and I read the want-ads each day. Then one morning, as I was hanging out "Going out of Business" sign at the greenhouse, the door opened and in walked a customer. She was an office manager whose company has just moved into the new office park on the edge of town. She was looking for petite plants to place in the reception areas and offices. "I don't know anything about plants," she said. "I'm sure in a few weeks they'll all be dead." Why was I helping her select her purchases? My mind was racing. Perhaps as many as a dozen firms have recently opened offices in the new office park, and there were several hundred more acres with construction under way. That afternoon, I drove out to the office park. By six o'clock that evening I had signed contracts with seven companies to rent plants from me and pay me a fee to maintain them. Within a week, I had worked out an agreement to lease the greenhouse from the owner's family. Business is now increasing rapidly.

  And one day, we hope to be the proud owners of the greenhouse.

  32.What do we learn about the greenhouse?

  It is a place where we can buy plants.

  33. What was the speaker doing when the customer walked in one morning?

  He just finish making a phone call.

  34 What did the speaker think of when serving the office manager?

  He does not know for sure why he helps her

  35. What was the speaker's hope for the future?

  He hopes to be the proud owner of the green house.
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