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2012-11-21 09:49

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英语中级口译资格证书第一阶段考

SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (40 minutes)

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 blanks with the ward or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in you ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage only once.

What is a gesture ? A gesture is a movement of the hand or body that expresses ______ (1) or intention. It is an action that sends a ______ (2) from one person to another. To become a gesture, an act has to be seen by someone else and has to ______ (3) some piece of information to them.

There are some gestures, however, that have ______ (4) depending on when and where they are used. When an American wants to signal that something is OK, ______ (5), he raises his hand and makes a circle with his thumb and forefinger. This circle-sign has ______ (6) for him, and he might be surprised to ______ (7) that in other countries it can mean something very different. In Japan, for instance, it is the gesture for money. ______ (8), it means zero or worthless. Such differences can, of course, lead to ______ (9)when foreigners meet, But why is it that the same gesture basso many different meanings? When some people want to show that something is ______ (10), they make a sign to show they are holding ______ (11) between the tips of their thumb and forefinger. Many people from all over the world ______ (12 when emphasizing a certain point as they speak.

The object they hold is ______ (13), and they simply perform the action of holding it. In this way, they ______ (14) with the thumb and forefinger. In America, this unconscious gesture grew into a ______ (15) meaning exactly right or perfect. This was how the ______ (16) was born. The Japanese sign for money comes from a completely different source. ______ (17), and coins are round. Therefore, making a ______ (18) came to .symbolize money. It is as simple as that. The French sign for nothing or worthless also ______ (19) a simple source. This time, however, the circle does not represent a coin, it only indicates nought. Nought means nothing, ______ (20).

Part B: Listening Comprehension

Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard.Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.

1.(A) Doris pointed out where the key was.

(B) Doris doesn't want to be appointed.

(C) Doris is usually a punctual person.

(D) Doris doesn't know she has an appointment.

2.(A) Even though the car arrived early, the meeting began late.

(B) The meeting was postponed, although we set off early today.

(C) We left early today for the meeting, but we were delayed.

(D) We started our journey early, so we were early for the meeting.

3. (A) Three years later, the stock market crashed.

(B) Half of the stocks in the market were devalued within five years.

(C) About 50 % of rite products were more expensive than they had been 3 years before.

(D) The country's GNP was reduced by nearly 50% in three years.

4. (A) Tony won't receive additional payment, no matter how hard he works.

(B) Tony couldn't understand why his boss is not satisfied with his success

(C) Tony is unable to meet his sales quota this year because of the extra load of work.

(D) Tony is confident that his work will save the firm from bankruptcy.

5. (A) Everyone knew that Jennifer was the CEO's secretary in Detroit.

(B) Jennifer didn't meet the well-known CEO from the headquarters,

(C) The CEO was away to meet Jennifer in our headquarters in Detroit.

(D) The Detroit headquarters had decided to appoint Jennifer to be a CEO.

6. (A) The manager has refused to see you off at the airport.

(B) The manager will be dealing with something urgent in prison.

(C) The manager will be attending a welcome party at the airport.

(D) The manager has to cancel her previous arrangement.

7. (A) The director told the secretary to finish the survey report on time.

(B) The director told the secretary to wind the clock in the office.

(C) The director told the secretary to take the report home.

(D) The director told the secretary not to rush for the survey report.

8. (A) We intend to withdraw fund on that project, for it is necessary to do so.

(B) We should proceed with the project, although we have difficulties.

(C) We decide to give up the project, so that we can work on a new one.

(D) We have to reject the gift and continue to raise money for that project of ours.

9. (A) High productivity may have negative effects on our own existence.

(B) More and better goods and services can raise our living standards.

(C) The rising prices of goods and services may lead to the damage of our environment.

(D) We should produce high-quality goods to protect our natural resources.

10.(A) After three years of hard work, I have been promoted to department head.

(B) After years of work, I think I need to talk with someone about my career.

(C) The department head has ruthlessly turned down my request for a salary raise.

(D) The department head has postponed the promotion campaign for months.

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