2000年1月CET-4真题 B) His mother likes the pie very much.
C) This pie can’t match his mother’s. Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) D) His mother can’t make apple pies.
3. A) Take a walk. Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of B) Give a performance.
each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the C) Listen to the music.
conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question D) Dance to the music.
there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked 4. A) Read an article on political science. A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the B) Present a different theory to the class. corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. C) Read more than one article. Example: You will hear: D) Choose a better article to read.
You will read: 5. A) The woman would understand if she did Mary’s job.
A) At the office. B) The woman should do the typing for Mary. B) In the waiting room. C) The woman should work as hard as Mary. C) At the airport. D) The woman isn’t a skillful typist.
D) In a restaurant. 6. A) He wants to make an appointment with Mr. Smith. From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they B) He wants to make sure that Mr. Smith will see him. will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. C) He wants to change the time of the appointment. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the D) He wants the woman to meet him at three o’clock.
Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center. 7. A) He gets nervous very easily.
B) He is an inexperienced speaker. Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
C) He is an awful speaker. 1. A) The woman is a close friend of the man.
D) He hasn’t prepared his speech well. B) The woman has been working too hard.
8. A) She didn’t like the books the man bought. C) The woman is seeing a doctor.
B) There wasn’t a large selection at the bookstore. D) The woman is tired of her work.
C) The man bought a lot of books. 2. A) This apple pie tastes very good.
D) She wanted to see what the man bought. B) The two girls inside the car. 9. A) Buy a ticket for the tem o’clock flight. C) The man standing nearby.
B) Ask the man to change the ticket for her. D) The salesman from London.
C) Go to the airport immediately. 14. A) Nobody.
D) Switch to a different flight. B) The two girls.
10. A) Dr. Lemon is waiting for a patient. C) The bus driver.
B) Dr. Lemon is busy at the moment. D) Paul.
C) Dr. Lemon has lost his patience. Passage Two
D) Dr. Lemon has gone out to visit a patient. Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15. A) His friend gave him the wrong key. Section B
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each B) He didn’t know where the back door was. passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will C) He couldn’t find the key to his mailbox.
be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best D) It was too dark to put the key in the lock. answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the 16. A) It was getting dark.
corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. B) He was afraid of being blamed by his friend.
C) The birds might have flown away. Passage one
D) His friend would arrive any time. Question 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) A car outside the supermarket. 17. A) He looked silly with only one leg inside the window.
B) A car at the bottom of the hill. B) he knew the policeman wouldn’t believe him.
C) Paul’s car. C) The torch light made him look very foolish.
D) The sports car. D) He realized that he had made a mistake. 12. A) Inside the car. Passage Three
B) At the foot of the hill. Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
C) In the garage. 18. A) The threat of poisonous desert animals and plants.
D) In the supermarket. B) The exhaustion of energy resources. 13. A) The driver of the sports car. C) The destruction of oil wells.
D) The spread of the black powder from the fires. D) He wants to spend more time with his family. 19. A) The underground oil resources have not been affected. 5. A) The man thought the essay was easy.
B) Most of the desert animals and plants have managed to survive. B) They both had a hard time writing the essay.
C) The oil lakes soon dried up and stopped evaporating. C) The woman thought the essay was easy.
D) The underground water resources have not been polluted. D) Neither of them has finished the assignment yet. 20. A) To resto5e the normal production of the oil wells. 6. A) In the park. B) Between two buildings.
B) To estimate the losses caused by the fires. C) In his apartment. D) Under a huge tree.
C) To remove the oil left in the desert. 7. A) It’s awfully dull. B) It’s really exciting.
D) To use the oil left in the oil lakes. C) It’s very exhausting. D) It’s quite challenging.
2000年6月CET-4真题 8. A) A movie. B) A lecture.
C) A play. D) A speech. Section A
1. A) She is not interested in the article. 9. A) The weather is mild compared to the past years.
B) She has given the man much trouble. B) They are having the coldest winter ever.
C) She would like to have a copy of the article. C) The weather will soon get warmer.
D) She doesn’t want to take the trouble to read the article. D) The weather may get even colder. 2. A) He saw the big tower he visited on TV. 10. A) A mystery story.
B) He has visited the TV tower twice. B) The hiring of a shop assistant.
C) He has visited the TV tower once. C) The search for a reliable witness.
D) He will visit the TV tower in June. D) An unsolved case of robbery.
3. A) The woman regrets having taken up much of the professor’s time. Section B
B) The woman regrets having taken up much of the professor’s time. Passage one
C) The woman knows the professor has been busy. Question 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
D) The woman knows the professor has run into trouble. 11. A) They want to change the way English is taught. 4. A) He doesn’t enjoy business trips as much as he used to. B) They learn English to find well-paid jobs.
B) He doesn’t think he is capable of doing the job. C) They want to have an up-to-date knowledge of English.
C) He thinks the pay is too low to support his family. D) They know clearly what they want to learn.
12. A) Professionals. B) College students. C) Because it did not shoot far.
C) Beginners. D) Intermediate learners. D) Because its string was short. 13. A) Courses for doctors. B) Courses for businessmen. 19. A) It went out of use 300 years ago.
C) Courses for reporters. D) Courses for lawyers. B) It was invented after the shortbow. 14. A) Three groups of learners. C) It was discovered before fire and the wheel.
B) The importance of business English. D) It’s still in use today.
C) English for Specific Purposes. 20. A) They are accurate and easy to pull.
D) Features of English for different purposes. B) Their shooting range is 40 yards.
C) They are usually used indoors. Passage Two
D) They took 100 years to develop. Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard. 15. A) To show off their wealth. 2001年1月CET-4真题
B) To feel good. Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) C) To regain their memory.
D) To be different from others. Section A
16. A) To help solve their psychological problems. 1. A) Get some change form Jane.
B) To play games with them. B) Use the woman’s phone.
C) To send them to the hospital. C) Go look for a pay phone.
D) To make them aware of its harmfulness. D) Pay for the phone call. 17. A) They need care and affection. 2. A) At a bookstore.
B) They are fond of round-the-world trips. B) In a workshop.
C) They are mostly form broken families. C) At an art gallery.
D) They are likely to commit crimes. D) In a department store.
3. A) She’s bought the man a pair of glasses today. Passage Three
B) She will help the man to catch up. Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard. 18. A) Because it was too heavy. C) She is worried about the man’s health.
B) Because it did not bend easily. D) She has bought the man an up-to-date map.
4. A) He is going to give a talk on fishing. C) She’s willing to go swimming.
B) He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time. D) She enjoys the wonderful weather.
C) He has the same hobby as Susan’s father.
D) He is eager to meet Susan’s parents. Section B
5. A) He finds the presentation hard to follow. Passage one
B) He considers the presentation very dull. Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
C) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic. 11. A) He was once a friend of the ruler.
D) He speaks highly of the presentation. B) He was a tax collector.
6. A) High quality paper. C) He was a government official.
B) A typewriter. D) He was once a school teacher in India.
C) A bookshelf. 12. A) To declare new ways of collecting tax.
D) Some stocks. B) To entertain those who had made great contributions to the government. 7. A) They go to the seaside. C) To collect money from the persons invited.
B) They set off early. D) To reward outstanding tax collectors.
C) They go sightseeing. 13. A) They tried to collect more money than the ruler asked for.
D) They wait for a fine day. B) They were given some silver and gold coins by the ruler. 8. A) He was late for school on the first day. C) They were excused from paying income tax.
B) He had a funny face. D) They enjoyed being invited to dinner at the ruler’s palace.
C) He was the first person she met at school. Passage Two
D) He liked to show off in class. Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard. 9. A) Her car can stand any crash. 14. A) They liked traveling.
B) Her car is not as good as his. B) They wanted to find a better place to live in.
C) Her car is maintained as well as his. C) They were driven out of their homes.
D) Her car is kept in good condition. D) The reasons are unknown.
10. A) She is too busy to go. 15. A) They try to put up with Gypsies.
B) She doesn’t want to wait long. B) They are envious of Gypsies.
C) They are unfriendly to Gypsies. 2001年6月CET-4真题
D) They admire the musical talent of the Gypsies. Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) 16. A) Special schools have been set up for them.
B) Permanent homes have been built for them. Section A
C) They are now taught in their own language. 1. A) A math teacher and his colleague.
D) They are now allowed to attend local schools. B) A teacher and his student.
C) A librarian and a student. Passage Three
D) A student and his classmate. Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) The causes are obvious. 2. A) Tony thought the experiment was well done.
B) The causes are very complicated. B) Tony finished the experiment last night.
C) The causes are familiar. C) Tony could not continue the experiment.
D) The causes are not well understood. D) Tony had expected the experiment to be easier. 18. A) Regular driver training. 3. A) She wants to save money to buy a piano.
B) Improved highway design. B) The present apartment is too expensive.
C) Stricter traffic regulations. C) She can’t put up with the noise.
D) Better public transportation. D) She had found a job in a neighbouring area. 19. A) Highway crime. 4. A) He has made great progress in his English.
B) Poor traffic control. B) He is not very interested in English songs.
C) Confusing road signs. C) He is a student of the music department.
D) Drivers’ errors. D) He is not very enthusiastic about his English lessons. 20. A) Designing better cars. 5. A) In a car
B) Building more highways. B) On the street.
C) Increasing people’s awareness of traffic problems. C) In a restaurant.
D) Enhancing drivers’ sense of responsibility. D) At home.
6. A) His injury kept him at home.
B) He was too weak to see the doctor.
C) He didn’t think it necessary. _________________________________ years, or how long you are going to
D) He failed to make an appointment. live. Such thoughts may have (S6) ___________________________ your mind 7. A) 5:10. once in a while. However, if you are in your thirties, forties, fifties, or older,
B) 5:00. such health-related thoughts are likely to become (S7)
C) 4:30. _____________________________ important to you.
D) 5:15. (S8)
8. A) The man is talking with his boss. ________________________________________________________________
B) The man needs help. ________________________________________________________________
C) The man is complaining. ________________________________________________________________
D) The man likes his job. ______________________________________________________________ 9. A) Wear a new dress. that will help you feel better physically and mentally. Recently researchers have
B) Attend a party. found that, even in late adulthood, exercise, strength training with weights, and
C) Go shopping. better food can help elderly individuals significantly improve their health and
D) Make a silk dress. add happiness to their life. (S9)
10. A) He exaggerated his part. ________________________________________________________________
B) He played his part quite well. ________________________________________________________________
C) He was not dramatic enough. _______________________________________, giving us the opportunity to
D) He performed better than the secretary. avoid some of the health problems that have troubled them (S10)
________________________________________________________________Section B Compound Dictation
If you are a young college student, most of your concerns about your health ________________________________________________________________and happiness in life are probably (S1) _____________________ on the present. ____
Basically, you want to feel good physically, mentally, and (S2) 2002年1月CET-4真题
________________________ now. You probably don’t spend much time Part Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) worrying about the (S3) _____________________________ future, such as
whether you will develop heart disease, or (S4) ________________________, Section A
how you will take care of yourself in your (S5)
1. A) She has to post a letter instead. C) He assists Professor Williams with his teaching.
B) She has to turn down the man’s request. D) He is doing research with Professor Williams.
C) She’s not sure if the computer is fixed. 8. A) She thought there were no tickets left for the show.
D) She can’t send the message right now. B) She thought the seats on the left side were fully occupied. 2. A) He didn’t get the book he needed. C) The show was planned a long time ago.
B) He had no idea where the book was. D) The audience were deeply impressed by the show.
C) The library is closed on weekends. 9. A) Mr. Long’s briefing was unnecessarily long.
D) He was not allowed to check out the book. B) The woman should have been more attentive. 3. A) Play a tape recorder. C) Mr. Long’s briefing was not relevant to the mission.
B) Take a picture. D) The woman needn’t have attended the briefing.
C) Repair a typewriter. 10. A) In a bank.
D) Start a car. B) In a school.
4. A) The woman rejected the man’s apology. C) In a clothing store.
B) The woman appreciated the man’s offer. D) In a barbershop.
C) The man had forgotten the whole thing. Section B
D) The man had hurt the woman’s feelings. Passage one
5. A) The woman is meeting the man at the airport. Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
B) They are complaining about the poor airport service. 11. A) Because the bird couldn’t repeat his master’s name.
C) They are discussing their plan for Christmas. B) Because the bird screamed all day long.
D) The man is seeing the woman off. C) Because the bird uttered the wrong word. 6. A) She plans to go to graduate school. D) Because the bird failed to say the name of the town.
B) She will drop out of school. 12. A) The cruel master.
C) She will stop working and concentrate on her studies. B) The man in the kitchen.
D) She will take a part-time job. C) The pet bird.
7. A) He needs another job as research assistant. D) The fourth chicken.
B) He asked Professor Williams for assistance. 13. A) The bird bad finally understood his threat.
B) The bird managed to escape from the chicken house. D) Two years or more.
C) The bird had learned to scream back at him. 19. A) Government officers are hard to please.
D) The bird was living peacefully with the chickens. B) The learner has to go through several tough tests.
C) The learner usually fails several times before he passes it. Passage Two
D) The driving test usually last tow months. Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard. 14. A) They are kept in open prisons. 20. A) They don’t want their present bosses to know what they’re doing.
B) They are allowed out of the prison grounds. B) They want to earn money from both jobs.
C) They are ordered to do cooking and cleaning. C) They cannot earn money as taxi drivers yet.
D) They are a small portion of the prison population. D) They look forward to further promotion. 15. A) Some of their prisoners are allowed to study or work outside prisons. 2002年6月CET-4真题
B) Most of their prisoners are expected to work. Part Listening Comprehension (20 minutes) C) Their prisoners are often sent to special centers for skill training.
D) Their prisoners are allowed freedom to visit their families. Section A
16. A) They are encouraged to do maintenance for the training centre. 1. A) His father.
B) Most of them get paid for their work. B) His mother.
C) They have to cook their own meals. C) His brother.
D) They can choose to do community work. D) His sister.
2. A) A job opportunity. Passage Three
B) A position as general manager. Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard. 17. A) Because they have a driving license. C) A big travel agency.
B) Because they have received special training. D) An inexperienced salesman.
C) Because the traffic conditions in London are good. 3. A) Having a break.
D) Because the traffic system of the city is not very complex. B) Continuing the meeting.
18. A) Two to four months. C) Moving on to the next item.
B) About three weeks. D) Waiting a little longer.
C) At least half a year. 4. A) The weather forecast says it will be fine.
B) The weather doesn’t count in their plan. D) He enjoys letter writing.
C) They will not do as planned in case of rain. Section B
D) They will postpone their program if it rains. Passage one
5. A) He wishes to have more courses like it. Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
B) He finds it hard to follow the teacher. 11. A) They are interested in other kinds of reading.
C) He wishes the teacher would talk more. B) They are active in voluntary services.
D) He doesn’t like the teacher’s accent. C) They tend to be low in education and in income. 6. A) Go on with the game. D) They live in isolated areas.
B) Draw pictures on the computer. 12. A) The reasons why –people don’t read newspapers are more complicated
C) Review his lessons. than assumed.
D) Have a good rest. B) There are more uneducated people among the wealthy than originally 7. A) She does not agree with Jack. expected.
B) Jack’s performance is disappointing. C) The number of newspaper readers is steadily increasing.
C) Most people will find basketball boring. D) There are more nonreaders among young people nowadays.
D) She shares Jack’s opinion. 13. A) Lowering the prices of their newspapers. 8. A) The man went to a wrong check-in counter. B) Shortening their news stories.
B) The man has just missed his flight. C) Adding variety to their newspaper content.
C) The plane will leave at 9:14. D) Including more advertisements in their newspapers.
D) The plane’s departure time remains unknown. Passage Two
9. A) At a newsstand. Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
B) At a car dealer’s 14. A) A basket.
C) At a publishing house. B) A cup
D) At a newspaper office. C) A egg.
10. A) He wants to get a new position. D) An oven.
B) He is asking the woman for help. 15. A) To let in the sunshine.
C) He has left the woman a good impression. B) To serve as its door.