TEXT1: CCDBA; TEXT2: CACBD
TEXT3: ABDCC; TEXT4: BDACB
④阅读理解 Part C:
Dear Sir or Madam:
After disembarkation, I (a passenger of flight BP 2004) went to the luggage area to claim my suitcase, and to my great surprise, my suitcase was lost. I felt much frustrated because it contains not just my personal belongings but also some very important business documents.
It is a large brown suitcase of 80/50/30cm, in which I kept my clothes, a laptop and some very important business contracts, etc..
I wish you would look into this occurrence immediately and make sure you can find my suitcase. Otherwise, I may consider putting in a claim of $500,000.
It is widely accepted that only through steady efforts one may obtain great achievements. As depicted in the picture, a strong and handsome horse stands up on its hind legs, with its fore hoofs stroking the air and its eyes looking straight ahead into the distance. Obviously it is ready to jump out on a long journey. And there is one sentence below this picture, which reads, "my 1,000 mile journey starts from the first step".
The implications of this picture are clear: one may have a great ambition, but to make it come true, one must start from the very basic things. It is the concrete details of a plan and the persistent day-to-day efforts that can ensure one’s final realization of ambition. For instance, to build up a large vocabulary, one has to memorize words regularly. Likewise, to modernize our country, everyone of us may have to do his duty every day, to make his own contribution. Without the real efforts on a daily basis, any ambition will only be a total impossibility.
To sum up, people must make efforts to fulfil their dreams. It is only when people keep this in mind that they may expect a promising and bright future.
④阅读理解 Part C: (第47题,50题 略)
Sept. 11th, 2004
Dear Mr. Wang,
I am very sorry to apprise you that I am unable to attend the English class next Friday for I will be playing in the football match between our university and Baji University. There is no possibility for our team to find a replacement for me because I’m the team leader.
But I’m considering making up for my missed class by borrowing Wang Da-tou’s class notes and going through them next Saturday. I will never let myself lag behind other classmates in the English study since it is one of the most important courses in college.
Who bears the blame
While people are shocked by the steady rise of divorce rate, many of them are seriously contemplating the causes of this tendency. Unfortunately, some of them are attributing it to the successful careers of the women. In their eyes, a successful woman devoted to her career will certainly neglect her duties to her husband, her children and thus results in the break-up of the family. This accusation is unfair and absolutely unacceptable.
Shifting the blame to women’s career, this accusation ignores the more fundamental factors that often underlie the disruption of a marriage, like sex problems, financial difficulties, some personal misfortunes or so-called "affairs outside the marriage". Actually, this accusation is deeply rooted in the traditional prejudice against women, which insists that a woman should stay in the kitchen, at home, taking care of her husband and children. And thus the woman spending too much time on her career will certainly bear the blame for the break-up of the marriage.
Clearly, to blame a career woman for the break-up of the marriage is groundless. The important point is that only when people probe the problems in the marriage in an objective way can they find the solutions to the problems.
B, G, E, A, C
④阅读理解 Part C:(48,49略)
A Yard Sale
Many wonderful things will be on sale this weekend at 110 on Sunset Street. You will definitely find your presence rewarded with a lot of real treasures as listed below:
1. an IBM PC, which I bought only a year ago and is certainly in perfect condition,
2. a 19" TCL color TV made in 2001,
3. a 26’ Giant bicycle,
4. variety of books, many of which are about the computer science since I have been a major of computer science, and some of which are novels, including a whole collection of Jin Yong’s,
5. and a lot of other stuff of daily use, like clothes hangers, electric cookers, etc.
For further information, contact me at 025-83324686 or 13908888988.
A graduate of computer science
Books in printed form have several clear advantages. First, books are always convenient to read. One may pick up a book from his desk or bookshelf and read it anytime he likes. And when he feels tired, he may just put it aside and get up. Second, one may make notes on the book pages to help himself understand or remember. However, it is really a burden to carry books around
when people have to move or travel.
Reading books in the electronic version (on computer) has one advantage, that is, people may find that a disk contains the contents of several books and it is most convenient to carry it around. But spending a long time in front of the screen can be very harmful to people’s eyes and may lead to some other side effects.
As for me, I prefer to read books in printed form for I am more accustomed to reading books of paper. Besides, for a book, I may read it anywhere I like, on the sofa or in my bed. And I may even choose to read my favorite book, say, a love story, on the grass in the sun. A computer will certainly never do.
ACACD; BDBCD; ACDAB; DCBAD
Text1: ADACB; Text2: BDBAA;
Text3: BDACB; Text4: BACBD
④阅读理解 Part C:
Dear Ms. Wang,
I appreciate so much your taking care of my office duties while I was away for illness. I heard that you had helped to complete those business reports which I left behind and keep all my desk files in good order.
Your helping hand removed my anxiety about those unfinished reports back in the office and is making my hospitalization easy. The doctor said this morning that I am recovering fast, which I know owes a lot to your kindness.
To express our thanks for your concern, my husband and I invite you to be our guest at our home next weekend.
Lin Mei Mei
Recent years have witnessed a steady rise of unemployment rate in China. On the one hand, factories are either introducing more automated equipments or simply closing down. On the other hand, more and more workers are being laid off.
The present situation of unemployment can be attributed to several factors. For one thing, intense competition from private and foreign enterprises are reducing many state-owned factories to bankruptcy, which renders a large proportion of workers jobless. For another, the arrival of information age and the rapid high-tech development are reshaping the factories, which means that fewer workers will do all the work and thus the unemployment.
To solve this problem, the government should try to create more job opportunities for the workers. In the meantime, the workers themselves will have to "go back to schools" to receive reeducation or training so as to adjust themselves to the new requirements of the job market.
Text1: CAADC; Text2: CBCAC;
Text3: DADBD; Text4: BBAAB
④阅读理解 Part C:
It is with a great pleasure that I recommend to you Mr. Xue Ruixuan, an outstanding accountant, for working in your firm.
Mr. Xue graduated from China Financial University in 1991, majoring in accountancy. After graduation, he came to our firm to be an accountant. In 1996 he obtained the Certificate of a Certified Accountant, and in 2001 he was promoted to be one of the chief accountants of our firm because of his excellent work.
In association with me, Mr. Xue impressed me that he was a friendly and pleasant gentleman, devoted to his firm and profession. It’s surely a huge loss for our firm that he has to leave us for some personal reasons.
I recommend Mr. Xue without reservation and believe you will find him a real treasure very soon.
People are more and more conscious of their rights as consumers. As the chart by the provincial consumers’ association shows, they are more concerned about the quality of products they buy. Nearly 60 percent of the claims they made in 2002 aim at it, in comparison with the claims to the other aspects like prices, measurements, sales contracts, safety and advertisements. And as expected, of all the categories of goods and sectors, daily commodities, service sector and household electronic and electrical appliances suffer higher rates of complaints from customers, the rates of which were 28.91%, 27.35% and 22.25% respectively in 2002. Complaints against other sectors are relatively fewer.
People show more attention to the quality of products and services because the false and fake products and products of inferior quality, plus inefficient and in many cases bad services are extremely common. The situation is not just harming the consumers’ rights and interests, it is damaging people’s trust and confidence in our manufacturers and service providers as well.
It is high time for both our government and business sectors to take action to improve their work. Otherwise, our national reform and economic development will suffer enormously.
Text1: DBCBA; Text2: AACDD;
Text3: BDCAB; Text4: BCCBD
④阅读理解 Part C:
To improve students’ ability to speak English and enrich after-class activities, the students’ Union of Department of English is organizing a school-wide English-speaking contest to be held on Saturday next week ( 8th July ) at the Students’ Recreational Center. Those who are interested in taking part in it may sign up with the monitor of their classes before Thursday this week. Six overseas teachers will be invited to be the judges. The first six winners will be given awards. Everybody is welcome to be present at the contest.
The Students’ Union
Department of English
Something is terribly wrong with this Chinese company. As illustrated in the table, of a total number of 160 staff, managers are 25, accounting for nearly 16 percent, while the 65 supervisors constituting almost 41 percent. The percentage of workers on the assembly lines only amounts to a little over 43 percent. On the other hand, the table indicates that, of the total amount of payment, manager gets 1.5 million, plus 1.95 million to the supervisors, which totaled 3.45 million, accounting for 83 percent of the entire amount. The workers who are the mainstay of the company get only 0.7 million, about only 16 percent.
That kind of inverted hierarchy will have negative effects on the company, the most obvious of which is that more managers and supervisors will mean more departments and positions. And that will surely cause less efficiency. Meanwhile, the ill-balanced payment system will definitely dampen the workers’ enthusiasm and weaken their motivation for they feel they are being underpaid and exploited.
It is highly imperative for the company to reform its structure and payment system. Otherwise it won’t take long for the company to go into bankruptcy.
Text1: BADBC; Text2: ACBAD;
Text3: CBBCA; Text4: BADDA
④阅读理解 Part C:
Re: Library Usage
You have expressed your frustration and Irritation with the city library over the past six months. There are usually long lines waiting for assistance and for use of the computer card catalogs.
To avoid crowded conditions, we suggest you use the library during off-peak hours. You should have no trouble getting help and using the card catalogs during the following periods: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm; 5:30 pm. To 7:30 pm. The rest are our busiest times.
We always appreciate hearing your comments on the library. Let us know how you think this is working out.
It is widely known that employers or leaders in factories, companies, schools and government departments usually have a larger say in almost all matters. As described in the cartoon, the over-bearing boss is punishing his employee because he wants to resign his job. Compared with the arrogant and dominant boss, the little employee looks so helpless and pitiful.
Though exaggerated, that kind of phenomenon is present everywhere. In some people’s eyes, their huge wealth or high positions give them an absolute power over all others’ decisions, choices and even ways of living. Anyone who defies their decisions or orders are simply punished. However, these powerful guys are denying other people their rights to make their own decisions and their behaviors are undermining the morals of a liberal and democratic society.
It is my conviction that this is an equal and democratic society in which everyone is entitled to the rights to make his own choices. And everybody, powerful or powerless, rich or poor, should learn to respect each other and thus makes this world a better place to live in.
Text1: BADA(D) B; Text2: DDDC A;
Text3: CDAAC; Text4: CABDD
④阅读理解 Part C:
Thank you very much for inviting me to your birthday party, but I deeply regret being unable to come.
My tutor and I decided to have a discussion on my thesis this Saturday evening before his visit to Harvard University next week. And I guess it will be most inappropriate to have the date of our appointment changed since he is so fully engaged.
I am terribly sorry that I won’t be able to be present at your birthday party, Tom. But please let me express my sincerest wish to you: Happy Birthday, Tom!
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