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2012~2013年英语专业八级考试命题研究与预测试卷(一)【含听力MP3】

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2012~2013年英语专业八级考试命题研究与预测试卷【含听力MP3】;本试卷总分100分,共有7类型题目。此听力MP3下载地址:http://www.shangxueba.com/share/p3301345.html

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  • PART I SECTION A
  • PART Ⅱ READING COMPREHENSION
  • PARTⅢ GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
  • PART Ⅳ PROOFREADING&ERROR CORRECTION
  • PART Ⅴ TRANSLATION
  • PARTⅥ WRITING
  • PART I SECTION B、C
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SECTION A MINI-LECTURE

 In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening, take notes on the important points. Your notes will not be marked, but you will need them to complete a gap-filling task after the mini-lecture. When the lecrure is over. you will be given two minutes to check your notes, and another ten minutes to complete the gap-filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Use the blank sheet for note- taking.

SECTION A MINI-LECTURE [10 MIN]

Complete the gap-filling task. Some of the gaps below may require a maximum of THREE words. Make sure the word(s) you fit-l in is (are) both grammatically & semantically acceptable. You may refer to your notes.

2

In this section there are four reading passages followed by a total of 20 multiple-choice questions. Read the passages and then mark your answers on your coloured answer sheet.

 TEXT A

 This fishing village of l,480 people is a bleak and lonely place. Set on the southwestern edge of Ice- land, the volcanic landscape is whipped by the North Atlantic winds, which hush everything around them. A sculpture at the entrance to the village depicts a naked man facing a wall of seawater twice his height.

 There is no movie theater, and many residents never venture to the capital, a 50-min. drive away.

 But Sandgerdi might be the perfect place to raise girls who have mathematical talent. Government re- searchers two years ago tested almost every 15-year-old in Iceland for it and found that boys trailed far behind girls. That fact was unique among the 41 countries that participated in the standardized test for that age group designed by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development But while Iceland's girls

 were alone in the world in their significant lead in math, their national advantage of 15 points was small compared with the one they had over boys in fishing villages like Sandgerdi, where it was closer t0 30.

The teachers of Sandgerdi's 254 students were only mildly surprised by the results. They say the gender gap is a story not of talent but motivation. Boys think of school as sufferings on the way to a future of finding riches at sea; for girls, it's their ticket out of town. Margret Ingporsdottir and Hanna Maria Heidarsdottir, both 15, students at Sandgerdi's gleaming school-which has a science laboratory, a computer room and a well-stocked library-have no doubt that they are headed for university. "I think I will be a pharmacist," says Heidarsdottir. The teens sat in principal Gudjon Kristjansson's office last week, waiting for a ride to the nearby town of Kevlavik, where they were competing in West Iceland's yearly math con- test, one of many throughout Iceland in which girls excel.

Meanwhile, by the harbor, Gisli Tor Hauksson, 14, already has big plans that don't require spending his aftemoons toiling over geometry. "I'll be a fisherman," he says, just like most of his ancestors. His father recently returned home from 60 days at sea off the coast of Norway. "He came back with l.1 million kro- na," about $18,000, says Hauksson. As for school, he says, "it destroys the brain." He intends 'to quit at 16, the earliest age at which he can do so legally. "A boy sees his older brother who has been at sea for only  two years and has a better car and a bigger house than the headmaster," says Kristjansson.

But the story of female achievement in Iceland doesn't necessarily have a happy ending. Educators have found that when girls leave their rural enclaves to attend universities in the nation's cities, their sci- ence advantage generally shrinks. YVhile 61% of university students are women, they make up only one-third of Iceland's science students. By the time they enter the labor market, many are overtaken by men, who become doctors, engineers and computer technicians. Educators say they watch many bright girls suddenly flinch back in the face of real, head-to-head competition with boys. In a math class at a Reykjavik schooL

 Asgeir Gurdmundsson, 17, says that although girls were consistently brighter than boys at school, "they just seem to leave the technical jobs to us." Says Solrun Gensdottir, the director of education at the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture: ';We have to find a way to stop girls from dropping out of sciences."

Teachers across the country have begun to experiment with ways to raise boys to the level of girls in elementary and secondary education. The high school in Kevlavik tried an experiment in 2002 and 2003, separating 16-to-20-year-olds by gender for two years. That time the boys slipped even further behind. "The boys said the girls were better anyway," says Kristjan Asmundsson, who taught the 25 boys. "They didn't even try."

Which of the following words can best describe Sandgerdi?

[A] desolate

[B] poor

[C] bustling 

[D] thriving

3

According to the passage, the reason why girls do better than boys in math at Sandgerdi is most probably the following EXCEPT

[A] Boys and girls share different incentives in math learning.

[B] The girls are more anxious about their future career.

[C] The boys consider that fishing doesn't necessarily need math.

[D] The boys spend more time on their part time jobs.

4

The fifth paragraph suggests that in the field of science

[A] women have advantages over men :in competition.

[B] women tend to be in a less embarrassing level.

[C] men are playing more important roles.

[D] men are one third less than women in number.

5

Girls flinch back in the competition with boys most probably because

[A] they are short of confidence in themselves.

[B] employers often prefer boys to take technical jobs.

[C] they have poorer performance in technical jobs.

[D] they are willing to leave technical jobs to boys.

6

Which of the following is the best title for this passage?

[A] A Village in Iceland

[B] A Land Where Girls Rule in Math

[C] Boys Cleverer Than Girls?

[D] Science Students in Sandgerdi

7

TEXT B

Considering that anxiety makes your palms sweat, your heart race, and your brain seize up like a car with a busted transmission, it's no wonder people reach for the Xanax to vanquish it. But in a surlmse, re- searchers who study emotion regulation-how we cope, or fail to cope, with the daily swirl of feelings-are discovering that many anxious people are bound and determined (though not always consciously) to cultivate anxiety. The reason, studies suggest, is that for some people anxiety boosts cognitive performance.

In one recent study, psychologist Maya Tamir of Hebrew University in Jerusalem gave 47 undergraduates a standard test of neuroticism, which asks people if they agree with such statements as "I get stressed out easily." She then presented the volunteers with a list of tasks, either difficult (giving a speech, taking a test) or easy (washing dishes), and asked which emotion they would prefer to be feeling before each. The more neurotic subjects were significantly more likely to choose feeling worried before a demanding task; non-neurotic subjects chose other emotions. Apparently, the neurotics had a good reason to opt for anxiety: when Tamir gave everyone anagrams to solve, the neurotics who had just written about an event that had caused them anxiety did better than neurotics who had recalled a happier memory. Among non-neurotics, putting themselves in an anxious frame. of mind had no effect on performance.

In other people, anxiety is not about usefulness but familiarity, finds psychology researcher Brett Ford of the University of Denver. She measured the "trait emotions" (feelings people tend to have most of the time) of 139 undergraduates, using a questionnaire that lists emotions and asks "to what extent you feel this way in general." She then grouped the students into those characterized by "trait fear" (those who tended to be anxious, worried, or nervous), "trait anger" (chronically angry, irritated, or annoyed), and "trait happy" (the cheerful, joyful gang). Six months later, the volunteers returned to Ford's lab. This time she gave them a list of emotions and asked which they wanted to experience. Not surprisingly, the cheerful bunch wanted to be happy. But in a shock for those who think anyone who is chronically anxious can't wait to get thek hands on some Ativan (氯羟安定), those with "trait fear" said they wanted to be worried and nervous-even though it felt subjectively unpleasant. (The "trait angry" students tended to prefer feeling the same way, too.) Wanting to feel an emotion is not the same thing as enjoying that emotion, points out neuroscientist Kent Berridge of the University of Michigan, who discovered that wanting and liking aremediated by two distinct sets of neurotransmitters.

In some cases, the need to experience anxiety can lead to a state that looks very much like addiction to anxiety. "There are people who have extreme agitation, but they can't understand why," says psychiatrist Harris Stratyner of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. They therefore latch on to any cause to explain what they're feeling. That rationalization doubles back and exacerbates the anxiety. "Some people,"

he adds, "get addicted to feeling anxious because that's the state that they've always known. If they feel a sense of calm, they get bored; they feel empty inside. They want to feel anxious." Notice he didn't say "like. "

The studies of emotion regulation suggest that

[A] anxiety can cause palms to sweat and hearts to race.

[B] anxiety can be vanquished by Xanax.

[C] anxious people tend to feel uncomfortable.

[D] anxiety can enhance cognitive competence.

8

 Which of the following statements about the second paragraph is TRUE?

[A] The more neurotic subjects tended to choose a more challenging task.

[B] Anxiety made no impact on the performance of non-neurotic subjects.

[C] The neurotic subjects are better than non-neurotic subjects on anagrams solving.

[D] The non-neurotic subjects often recall their happy memory in their daily life.

9

The sentence "anxiety is not about usefulness but familiarity" in the third paragraph means that

[A] the fact that anxiety is useless is familiar to the neurotics.

[B] anxiety is a psychological tendency for the neurotics.

[C] it is common for people to fall victim to anxiety.

[D] anxiety is a kind of pleasant feeling for the neurotics.

10

Some people are addicted to anxiety because

[A] they consider the state of anxiety as a normal situation.

[B] they enjoy being in the state of feeling anxious.

[C] they have negative attitudes towards life.

[D] anxiety keeps them bored and empty inside.

试卷评价(6条)

00****48   2013-09-13 17:17:47
老天保佑,今年必过!
00****89   2013-07-21 19:21:51
中国好题目,哈哈哈……
00****69   2013-05-27 20:25:56
非常棒的题,不仅可以直接阅卷,还有详细的解析,考试没有报班就用了半个月的时间在这个网站上做题。题型很好,让我一次性通过了考试。
00****54   2013-04-19 22:28:00
学以致用,不错的在线考试平台
00****98   2013-04-02 22:30:01
题型完全符合考试实际情况,不错

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