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2013年全国大学生英语竞赛初赛真题试卷(C类).docx

2013年全国大学生英语竞赛初赛真题试卷(C类).docx

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简介:本文档为《2013年全国大学生英语竞赛初赛真题试卷(C类)docx》,可适用于外语资料领域,主题内容包含NationalEnglishContestforCollegeStudents(LevelCPreliminary)(总分:分答题时间:分钟)Pa符等。

NationalEnglishContestforCollegeStudents(LevelCPreliminary)(总分:分答题时间:分钟)PartIListeningComprehension(marks)SectionA(marks)Inthissection,youwillhearfiveshortconversationsEachconversationwillbereadonlyonceAttheendofeachconversation,therewillbeatwentysecondpauseDuringthepause,readthequestionandthethreechoicesmarkedA,BandC,anddecidewhichisthebestanswerThenmarkthecorrespondingletterontheanswersheetwithasinglelinethroughthecenterWhydidnrsquotthemangotoseeMacbethlastweekAHedidnrsquotmanagetogetaticketBHehadtoattendaconferenceCHehadabetterproductiontowatchWhatdoesldquoFillMeInrdquorefertointhisconversationAAtypeofupgradedmobilephoneBAwellsellingmagazineCAwriterrsquosnewbookseriesWhydoesnrsquotthewomanlikethebagAShedoesnrsquotlikethepatternBItrsquosnoteasytocarryCItrsquostoobigforherWhatmakesabadCVaccordingtothemanAFakeinformationBTerriblewritingCUndesirablelengthHowwillCathycontinueherSpanishlearningAShersquosgoingtomakeafriendinSpainBShersquollcommunicatewithaSpanishfriendinSpainCShersquollpracticespeakingSpanishwithanEnglishfriendSectionB(marks)Inthissection,youwillheartwolongconversationEachconversationwillbereadonlyonceAttheendofeachconversation,therewillbeaoneminutepauseDuringthepause,readthequestionandthethreechoicesmarkedA,BandC,anddecidewhichisthebestanswerThenmarkthecorrespondingletterontheanswersheetwithasinglelinethroughthecenterConversationOneWhattrafficaccidentarethespeakerstalkingaboutAAkidwasknockeddownbyacarBTwocarscrashedintoashopCAcarranintoawrongplaceWhydidtheaccidenthappenaccordingthewomanAThereweremanyshopsaroundBThecrossingisinawrongplaceCTherewasnocrossinghereWhichofthefollowingisthesuggestiontheymadeAMoretrafficlightsshouldbeinstalledBAspeedcamerashouldbemountedCMorepolicemenshouldpatrolthatareaWhere,asthewomanmentioned,hasgotimprovedtrafficAHerownneighborhoodBHerbigbrotherrsquosneighborhoodCHerparentsrsquoneighborhoodHowwasthemanpunishedforhistrafficoffenceAHewasfinedpoundswithextrapenaltypointsBHehadtopaypoundsandgotpenaltypointsCHefinallypaidpoundswithoutanypenaltypointsConversationTwoWhyistheexpertopposedtotheviewthatmemoryaidsmakeyourmemoryworseAThereisnoevidenceshowingthatmemoryaidsareinvalidBHumanbeingsrsquobrainfunctionsmainlythroughmemoryaidsinaneffectivewayCMemoryaidsencourageanorganizedapproachwhichhelpsthebrainfunctioneffectivelyWhatisinterviewrsquosattitudetowardstheideathatvisualimagehelpthememoryAItishardtobelieveBItisnothingstrangeCItisobviouslynonsenseWhodevelopedthesystemofmemoryaidscenturiesagoAInhabitantsonanisolatedislandBTheAncientGreeksCAgreatpsychologistsHowdoesmappingoutnotesaffectthebrainAItishelpfulinreflectingthewaypeoplelinkinformationinthebrainBItpreventspeoplefromarrangingthingslogicallyCItmakespeoplersquosbrainfunctiontheoppositewayWhattendstoaffectpeoplersquosabilitytothinkclearlyAUpbringingandinnatedifferencesBWorryandanxietyCTheiraptitudesSectionC(marks)Inthissection,youwillhearfiveshortnewsitemsAftereachitem,whichwillbereadonlyonce,therewillbeapauseDuringthepause,readthequestionandthethreechoicesmarkedA,BandC,anddecidewhichisthebestanswerThenmarkthecorrespondingletterontheanswersheetwithasinglelinethroughthecenterHowcansocialmediainfluencethepresidentialelectionintheUSAaccordingtothelatestresearchAItcanhelpvoterstochoosetheirpresidentBItcanhelptoensurethefairnessoftheelectionsCItcanhelptoincreasethenumberofvotersWhathonorarytitlehasYayaTourebeengrantedATheAfricanPlayeroftheYearBStaroftheConfederationofAfricanFootballCTheIvoryCoaststarWhydidReshmaSaujanisetuptheorganizationldquoGirlsWhoCoderdquoAToraisewomenrsquosstatusinthefieldofscienceBToimprovegirlsrsquoaptitudeandperformanceinSTEMCToarousegirlsrsquointerestinscienceandtechnologyWhichtabletcomputerrsquoshardwareinsideismorepowerfulATheCNETKumBTheGoogleNexusCTheAppleiPadminiWhatdoesthecompanyannouncethatitcandofortheUnitedStatesAItcanreducetheamountofplasticwasteBItcanhelptorecycletheplasticwasteCItcanincreasetheamountofexportsSectionD(marks)Inthissection,youwillhearashortpassageTherearemissingwordsorphrasesFillintheblankswiththeexactwordsorphrasesyouhearThepassagewillbereadtwiceRemembertowritetheanswersontheanswersheetIfyou()smoothskinthatglowswithyouth,thechancesarethatatsomepointyouwillhaveheardtheexhortationtodrinklotsofwaterinorderto()thoseeviltoxinsandkeepyourskinhealthyTheexactamountpeoplesuggestvariesUSndashbasedadvice()eightglassesaday,whileinhotterclimatespeopleareadvisedtodrinktomoreto()higherratesofsweatingButregardlessoftheexactvolumeofwatersuggested,theprinciplebehindtheadviceremainsthesametakingextrawateronboardwillkeepyourskinhydratedInotherwords,wateractslikeamoisturizer,bromtheinsideoutThisissuchacommonideayoumightbesurprisedatthe()tobackupYoumightexpecttheretobecountlessstudieswherepeopleare()twogroups,oneassignedtosipwaterallday,theothertodrinkanormalamountThenthesmoothnessoftheskincouldbe()amonthorsolatertoestablishwhethersippingmoreleadtosmootherskinInfactsuchstudiesarerare,partlybecausewatercanrsquotbepatented,soitishardtofindanyonetofundsuchresearchwhentherewillbenonew()orcosmetictosellthatcouldrepaythecostsAreviewbythedermatologistRonniWolfattheKaplanMedicalCenterinIsraelfoundjustonestudylookingattheeffectoflongtermwaterintakeontheskinButtheresultswere()Afterfourweeks,thegroupwhodrankmineralwatershowedadecreaseinskindensity,whichsomebelievesuggeststheskinisretainingmoremoisture,whilethosewhodranktapwatershowedanincreaseinskindensityButregardlessofthetypeofwatertheydrank,itmadenodifferencetotheir()ortothesmoothnessoftheirskinPartIIVocabularyandStructure(marks)ThereareincompletesentencesinthissectionForeachblanktherearefourchoicesmarkedA,B,CandDChoosetheonethatbestcompletesthesentenceThenmarkthecorrespondingletterontheanswersheetwithasinglelinethroughthecenterThenewstarsaidtothejournaliststhatshetheopportunitytoshowthatshecouldplayaseriousfilmroleAgreetedBrejoicedCwelcomedDcheeredWehavenrsquotreallyasolutiontotheproblemyet,whichmakesthebossreallyfrustratedAbuiltupBfallenbackonCbroughtoverDcomeupwithPersonally,Iambanningcigarettesmokingcompletely,especiallyinpublicareasAintouchwithBapartfromCinfavorofDregardlessofUntilafirmagreementhasbeenreached,IamnottoacceptingtheofferAaccustomedBdedicatedCcommittedDentitledThegovernmentismakingeveryefforttoaneconomiccrisis,butitseemsnothingcouldhelpAeliminateBavertCimpedeDswerveaseriouscrime,whatexactlyshouldyoudoAUnlessyouwitnessBIfyouweretowitnessCIfonlyyouwitnessDsinceyouwitnessDuringexaminationscandidatesarealwayssupposedtostayinseats,keeptheireyesonthework,toanyoneAandnotspeakBbutcouldnotspeakCratherthanspeakDinsteadofspeakingRealizingthathehadnrsquotgotenoughmoneyandtoborrowanyfromhisparents,hedecidedtosellhishouseAwantednotBnottowantCwantingnotDnotwantingTherersquosnopointwaitinghereanylongerWegoandhavesomethingtoeatAcanhardlyBareboundtoCmightaswellDwillhavetoWhilemanypeoplemayrefertouptominutenews,itisunlikelythattelevisionandtheInternetthenewspaperscompletelyAwillreplaceBreplaceCarereplacingDhavereplacedShemarriedaveryniceyoungarchitectfromBelfast,shemetonabusduringherjourneytoNorthernIrelandAwhoBwhenCwhichDwhereItisakindofillnessthatcanresultintotalblindnessifAtoleaveuntreatedBisleftuntreatedCleavinguntreatedDleftuntreatedIrsquomsodisappointedwithmyson!Hejustwouldnrsquotpracticethepiano!TakeiteasyYoucanleadtowater,butyoucanrsquotmakeitdrinkAaduckBahorseCacowDadogGoodmorning,Madam!IrsquodlikesomeinformationaboutthecourseCertainlyAIrsquomafraidIdonrsquotknowmorethanyoueitherBIsthereanythingIcandoforyouCWhatexactlywouldyouliketoknowDHowmuchinformationdidyouknowHowdoyoufeelaboutcountriesthatdonrsquottrytoreduceglobalwarming,thosecountriescaremoreaboutmoneythansavingtheplanetAAsfarasIrsquomconcernedBItrsquosnoneofourbusinessCWersquorenottoblameDThingsareundercontrolPartIIICloze(marks)ReadthefollowingpassageandfillineachblankwithonewordChoosethecorrectwordinoneofthefollowingthreeways:accordingtothecontext,byusingthecorrectformofthegivenword,orbyusingthegivenlettersofthewordRemembertowritetheanswersontheanswersheetAccordingtorecentsurveys,ofallAmericansbelievethattheUnitedStatesgovernmentis()hiinformationaboutUFOsAlmostofpeoplethinkthatthegovernmenthassecretknowledgeofextraterrestriallifeItisnot()(surprise)thatthegovernmenthascomeundermoreandmore()prtodeclassifyitsUFOrecordsandmakethempublicAvarietyofdifferentgroupshavebeeninvolvedintheseeffortsOnegrouptobecomeinvolvediscalledCFI,theCoalitionforFreedomofInformation,JohnPodesta,whowasWhiteHouseChiefofStaffduringBillClintonrsquos()(president),isoneofthemanyhighpoweredpeopleactiveinthisgroupCFIrsquosaimisnottoprovethe()(exist)ofextraterrestriallife,buttomakeiteasierforscientistsingeneraltostudyunexplainedaerialphenomenaPodestaandhisgrouphasaskedthePentagontodeclassifyitsUFOrecordsandthereforeprovidescientists()datathatwillhelpinthestudyofUFOsCFIhasrequestedthereleaseofinformationonseveralUFOcases,startingwiththeKecksburg,Pennsylvania,incidentThisincidenttook()inwhenalargeacornshapedobject,thesizeofasmallcar,crashedinPennsylvaniaSomeanalystssayitcouldhavebeenthespacecraftKosmosthathadbeenlaunchedtowardsVenusbytheSovietUnion,bailedtoescapeEarthrsquos()gOtherssaytheobjectdidnotlookanythinglikespacecraftbuiltonEarthin()Add,thepeopleofKecksburgwanttoknowwhathappenedOnthat()af,hundredsofeyewitnesseswatchedafierystreakoflightdescendfromtheskytowardsEarthOfficialsexplainedthatnothingwasfoundorrecoveredandthatmaybethefireballintheskywasameteorButmanywitnessessaytheysawanumberofmilitarypersonnelfromtheArmyandtheAirForcesearchthewoods,andlaterthatevening,sawalargemilitarytractortrailercomingfromtheareacarryingalargeobjectunderatarpPartIVReadingComprehension(marks)ReadthefollowingpassageEachpassageisfollowedbyseveralquestionsRespondtothequestionsusinginformationfromthepassageRemembertowritetheanswersontheanswersheetSectionA(marks)QuestionsarebasedonthefollowingpassageTheaverageautomatictellermachine(ATM)isnotverysmartItwillgivemoneytoanyonewhohastherightcardandpunchesfourorfivekeysintherightorderSomeanalystsestimatethatasmanyasofATMtransactionworldwidearecasesoftheftToincreasesecurityatcashmachines,somebankshavetriedtomaketheirATMsalittlesmarterAsmallcameraonthemachinelooksdirectlyintotheeyeofeverycustomerItscansoneirisandcomparesthetinypatternsofridges,dots,andotherfeaturestoacodeinitscomputerIfthereisamatch,theATMwillstartcountingoutcashIfnot,amessageisautomaticallysenttothenearestpolicestationIrisscanningisonefastgrowingformofbiometricidentificationdeterminingwhosomeoneisbyexaminingfeaturesthebodyOneoftheearliestbiometrictechniqueswasfingerprintingThelineonfingerprintsareuniquetoeachperson,sonotevenidenticaltwinshavethesamefingerprintsFingerprintinghasbecomefamousasawayoffindingoutwhocommittedacrime,butitveryoftenfailsAcarefulcriminalcansweargloves,avoidtouchingthing,orevenalterhisfingerprintsbyburning,cutting,orscrapingthemInthesearchforamorereliablesystem,securityexpertshavefocusedontheeyeLikeafingerprint,everyirisis,forallpracticalpurposes,uniqueEachpersonrsquosrightirisisevendifferentfromhisorherleftoneAlowcostdigitalcamera,likethekindinstalledatATMmachines,caneasilydetecthundredsofdifferentfeaturesintheirisThechanceoftwoiriseshavingthesamefeaturesisclosetozeroTestshaveshownthatirisscannersareveryhardtofoolTheycantellthedifferencebetweenarealirisandafalseoneTheycanseerightthroughcoloredcontactlenses,eyeglasses,andevenmirroredsunglassesAlthoughmanycriminalarewillingtoburnorcuttheirfingersinpursuitoftheperfectcrime,fewwouldbewillingorabletoaltertheiririsesTomakeirisscanningwork,acomputerizeddatabasehastomatchcertainirisfeatureswithcertainpeopleThismeansthateachATMcustomerhastoallowabanktophotographhisorheririsandkeepthathighlypersonalinformationinacomputerSomepeoplehaveworried,however,thatanincreaseduseofirisscanningwillleadtoadangerouslossofprivacyBymountingirisscancamerasinpublicplaces,governmentscouldtrackaprivatecitizenalldaylongwithoutthepersonrsquosknowledgeThiswouldbeagreatadvantagetothepolice,butitcouldalsogivecorruptofficialsanewwaytocontroltheiropponentsThemilitaryrsquosdevelopmentoftinyrobotssuggeststhatgovernmentirisscannerscouldeveninvadeprivatehomes!QuestionsCompletethesummarywithwordsfromthepassage,changingtheformwherenecessary,withonlyonewordforeachblankSectionB(marks)QuestionsarebasedonthefollowingpassageSeedcataloguesfeaturehundredsoffloweringspeciesForthepersonsjustbeginninggardenthiscanbebewildering,andbelowarethedetailsofsomepopularchoices,nearlyallofwhichshouldbesowninthespringWiththeexceptionofbusylizzies,whichneedalittlecare,theyareallveryeasytogrowfromseedDahliasThesearesturdyplantsbearingshowyflowersinawiderangeofrathergaudycolorsSowinaframeinAprilandplanttheseedlingsoutwhenfrostsareoverDahliasflowerthroughoutthesummerandintotheautumnWhenautumnfrostsbegintomakethemlookunhappy,youshoulddigupthetuberousrootsandsavethemAfrostfreeloft,shedorgarageistheidealplaceThefollowingspringyouplantthetubersinsteadofsowingseedagainLupinsLupinsarehardyperennialsThismeansthattheplantswillstayinyourgardenandcarryonfloweringyearafteryearSeedsowninAprilwillusuallygiveyousomespikesofcolorsinthefirstsummer,andyearbyyeartheplantsgetbiggerandthefloweringstemsgettallerandgranderSelectivebreedinghasledtotheintroductionofsomefine,bicoloredvarietiesinsomedazzlingshadesTheshortlivedflowersmakearealmisunderstandingspectacleBusylizziesLikedahlias,busylizziesneedtobestartedoffunderglass,astheycannotstandfrost,andpantingoutisbestdoneinMayOutdoorfloweringendsinSeptember,sobeatthefrostsandbringyourfavoritespecimensindoorstogiveyourhomesomesintercolor!Indoorstheywillcarryonfloweringindefinitely,thoughyoumayliketoplantthemoutagainwhenspringreturnsLikepansies(below)theydoverywellinsunorshade,butthesoilmustbemoistMostvarietiesgrowtobeaheightofonlycmorsoPotentillasPotentillasarehardyshrubsInotherwords,thewoodybranchesspringfromgroundlevelmdashthereisnocentraltrunkSeedisprobablybestsowninautumn,inwhichcaseyoushouldkeeptheplantsinashelteredspotuntilApriloffersfavorableconditionsforplantingoutOncefloweringbeginsinearlysummerthebestvarieties(suchasMeltonFire)willstayinbloomalmostceaselesslyforyearsonendwhileatthesametimespreadingouttoprovidegroundcoveroralowhedgePansiesPansieshaveagoodlongfloweringseasonyearafteryear,andsomevarietiescanbesowninspringtogivetrulysplendidresultsthefirstautumnUnlikedahliasandlupins,whichcaneasilygrowametertall,pansiesgrownohigherthanorcmTheirsoil,positionandmoisturerequirementsarejustlikethoseofbusylizziesbutpansiesdifferinbeinghardyGivethematry!QuestionsDecidewhetherthefollowingstatementsaretrue(T)orfalse(F)accordingtothepassageBothdahliasandlupins,whicharesowninApril,needprotectingfromfrostBroughtindoorsinautumn,dahlias,busylizziesandpotentillaswillcarryonfloweringalmostnonstopAmongalltheflowersbusylizziesarenotveryeasytogrowfromseedSectionC(marks)QuestionsarebasedonthefollowingpassageWhenlookingforlove,peoplemaygotosomeextremelengthsTheymightgoonblinddatessetupbyfamilyandfriendsTheymightwritepersonaladstoplaceinnewspapersOrtheymightuseacomputertohelpthemintheirsearchforasoulmatebyjoininganonlinedatingservicesSomepeoplehaveeventriedtofindtheirperfectmatchthroughgameshowsontelevisionManyoftheseTVdatingshows,includingTheBachelorandWhoWantstoMarryaMillionairehaveprovedtoberatingsblockbusters,withmillionsofviewerswatchingeachweektofindoutwhichofthecontestantswillfindtrueloveOfallthesegameshows,perhapstheonewiththemostunexpectedendingwasMrRight,whichwasshowninEnglandinOntheshow,abachelor,thirtyfiveyearoldLanceGerrardWright,datedfifteenwomentofindtheonewhowashisidealpartnerThehostoftheshowwasUlrikaJohnson,anEnglishcelerityoriginallyfromSwedenForsevenweeksontheshow,GerrardWrighttookturnsgoingondateswitheachofthewomen,takingthemtoexpensiverestaurantsandexoticlocationsHeevenmetthewomenrsquosfamiliesandintroducedthemtohisownThenattheendofeachepisode,hewouldchoosebetweenoneandthreeofthecontestantswithwhomhehadfelttheleastcompatible,andsaygoodbyetothemAtonepointduringtheseries,onecontestantvolunteeredtoleavebecauseshesaidshedidnrsquotfindhimattractiveAftertwodatesshesaidshehadhadenough,andshecouldnrsquotseeitworkingldquoHewasnrsquotmycupofteardquoInanotherepisodethewomanhewasonadatewithburstintotearswhenhecalledherbyanothercontestantrsquosnameldquoYoucalledmebyanothergirlrsquosnameIcanrsquotbelieveyoudidthatIreallylikedyou,rdquoshesobbedButinthefinalepisode,thewomanheeventuallychosedecidedshedidnrsquotwanttomarryhimafterallldquoIthinkyoursquovechosenmebecauseyouhavetochoosesomeone,rdquoshesaidMaybethiswasbecauseshealreadyknewhehadfalleninlovewiththeshowrsquoshost!Afterleavingtheshow,GerrardWrightandJohnsonwereseendiningtogetherandattendingpartiesaroundLondonmoreandmoreoftenFinally,onMay,,GerrardWrightproposedtoJohnsononthestepsofStPaulrsquosCathedralAndsheacceptedhisproposalrightaway,althoughitwasaconditionalacceptanceJohnsonhastwochildrenfrompreviousrelationshipsmdashaneightyearoldson,Cameron,andatwoyearolddaughter,BoShehadtomakesurethattheyagreedtothemarriageLuckily,theydidGerrardWrightsaid,ldquoIntheendtheshowdidworkformeIgrabbedanopportunitytogetagirlfriendandIdidUlrikarsquosgorgeousrdquoQuestionsCompletethefollowingsentenceswithinformationgiveninthepassageinamaximumofwordsforeachblankLanceGerrardWrightwenttotogoontheshowMrRightinordertofindhisperfectmatchOntheshow,LancehadtheopportunitytodatemanygorgeouswomenamongwhomtheremightbeonethathewasalmostUlrikaacceptedLancersquosproposalthatherchildrenagreedtotheirmarriageaswellQuestionsChoosethebestansweraccordingtothepassageWhichofthefollowingdidNOThappenontheshowALancewentondateswithseveralwomenBThecandidateswenttosomeverygoodrestaurantsCUlrikaconsultedherparentsbeforeshemadeherdecisionDThewomenmetLancersquosfamilyWhathappenedaftersevenweeksofdoingtheshowAAllofthewomenfoundtheirbelovedBLancestartedtodatewiththeshowrsquoshostCOneofthewomenontheshowcouldnrsquothelpcryingDUlrikaaskedLancetomarryherSectionD(marks)QuestionsarebasedonthefollowingpassageAlaskaisdisappearingslowlybutsurelySincethes,itisestimatedthatasmuchaspercentofAlaskarsquosareahasdisappearedButhowcanawholestatebedisappearingOnereasonforAlaskarsquosgradualdisappearanceisthemeltingitsglaciersAccordingtoonegeologistattheUSGeologicalSurvey,aboutpercentofAlaskarsquosglaciersareeitherunmovingordiminishingThisdiminishingseemsmainlyduetotheincreaseinglobaltemperaturesSincethes,theaverageyearroundtemperaturehasincreasedbyFurthermore,theaveragewintertemperaturehasincreasedbyPresently,anestimatedcubicmilesoficeisdisappearingfromAlaskanglacierseveryyearItmaybeevenmoreinthenearfuture,assomescientistspredictthattheaverageworldtemperaturecouldgouptobytheyearAnotherproblemcontributingtoAlaskarsquosgradualdisappearanceisitspermafrost()MuchofthelandinAlaskawaspermanentlyfrozen,orfrozenformostoftheyear,thusmaintainingitsintegrityNow,thethawingpermafrostiscausinganumberofproblemsonlandRoadsandutilitypolesarecollapsingAlso,thehardpermafrostwhic

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