2013年9月中级口译听力真题Talks and Conversations 含解析
Talks and Conversations 1
Questions 11 ~ 14 are based on the following conversation.
M: I’m going to Boston next week and I’d like to make some reservations. Can you fix that for me?
W: Sure. What dates are you traveling on?
M: Ur… Starting Monday, June 18, about mid-day, late morning or early afternoon.
W: Let me check, please. Yes, I can get you on a noon flight from New Orleans to Boston. How does that sound?
M: That’s just fine.
W: OK. Now where are you planning to stay?
M: Top Hotel, Boston. Would you make reservations for Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19? Two nights, single, with bath, please. By the way, I prefer it in the non-smoking area.
W: June 18 and 19. Single with bath. Non-smoking area. Top Hotel, Boston. Yes, they have the room available.
11 What is the man doing?
12 When is the man’s flight?
13 How long is the man going to stay in Boston?
14 Which of the following is not a requirement by the man for his accommodation?
本对话是一段关于订机票和酒店的日常对话，难度不大，主要考察细节获取。在听对话时可以预测会对日期、时间等细节进行提问，所以要注意抓取关键信息做好笔记。关键词：make reservations 预订 non-smoking area 无烟区
Talks and Conversations 2
Questions 15 ~ 18 are based on the following talk.
If you live in the United States, there are a number of ways that you and your family can mix well with the local residents. Many large American cities have sports teams. If you are working with Americans, it would be a good idea to find out about the local sports teams so that you can participate in the almost inevitable discussions about how our team will do this year. Sports review is also a good source of information from which you can learn about the most popular sports in the country.
Most Americans are car owners and some are even obsessive about the subject. They can spend hours discussing the merits of foreign cars versus American cars, deciding on the best family car or the best sports car. And car-repair is also a popular topic of discussion. You can contribute by talking about cars you have owned, or by sharing information you’ve read in automotive magazines such as Car And Driver or Popular Mechanics.
Americans watch television almost every night and attend movies regularly. So naturally, television shows and the latest movies become topics for discussion. If you are unable to watch American television or attend American movies, reading the entertainment section of such magazines as Time and Newsweek will keep you up to date on what is popular in America. Reading these magazines will also give you a broad American perspective on current events in both America and the world. They are good resources for information that you can use in discussions.
15 According to the speaker, why do we need to find out about the local sports teams in America?
16 What magazines will give you information about American movies?
17 Whom is the speaker addressing?
18 What is the main idea of the talk?
关键词：mix 融入，混合 sports review 体育评论 obsessive 着迷的 car-repair 修车 attend movies 看电影
Talks and Conversations 3
Questions 19 ~ 22 are based on the following conversation.
M: Well, Shirley, now that we’ve seen the 3 apartments, which one do you like best?
W: I don’t know Brad. I know one thing. I didn’t like the one on the 68th street.
M: Neither did I. Let’s cross that one off. That leaves the 72nd street one and the 80th street one.
W: The one on the 80th street has a better view and a very cheerful kitchen.
M: Yes, and I like the carpeting in the hall. It was clean, but there was no good place to put a desk.
W: That’s true. You should always just put it in the corner of the living room. But then you wouldn’t have any privacy and the bedroom was too small.
M: Right. And I do need to be able to leave my work out on the desk without having it looked into by nosy visitors.
W: Oh, Brad, we don’t have that kind of visitors. But I do agree the desk shouldn’t be in the living room. It is a constant reminder of unfinished work. What about the 72nd street apartment? It has a dining area; we could eat in the kitchen and put the desk in the dining area. It’s more private there.
M: Yes, that sounds OK. Only what I didn’t like about that place was the west wind though. It gets quite hard in the late afternoon with the sun beating down on the window.
W: Didn’t you notice the air-conditioner?
M: No, was there one?
W: Yes, and we could improve on the curtains too.
M: That place did have the best parking facilities of the three.
W: Yes, I think that apartment is best for our needs. There is good parking and there is a semi-private area for your desk. That takes care of the daily activities. We will just let the other chips fall where they may.
M: OK. Let’s take that one.
19 How many apartments have they seen?
20 Why did Brad and Shirley cross off the apartment on the 68th street?
21 What is wrong with the west window?
23 Which considerations are crucial in Brad and Shirley’s choice of an apartment?
24 Which apartment have they decided to rent?
关键词：cross off 划掉 privacy 隐私 nosy 好管闲事的 parking facility 泊车设施
Let the chips fall where they may. 不管后果如何。
Talks and Conversations 4
Questions 23—26 are based on the following conversation.
As any parent will tell you, small cuts and miner grazes are unavoidable among small children. Such cuts and grazes will usually need little or no treatment. The bleeding will clean the wound naturally, and it should stop within a few minutes, as the blood clots and dries. More serious cuts may need to be gently cleaned with soft cotton and warm water. They should then be dressed with a clean cotton bandage. Follow this simple checklist of questions. Ask yourself each of these questions in order to make sure you treat cuts and grazes properly:
Firstly, is the cut on the face? If it is, call a doctor as soon as possible – especially if the eye is injured.
Secondly, is the cut near the eye? If it is, put a clean piece of cotton wool over it and press down firmly for about 5 minutes.
Thirdly, ask yourself if the cut is still bleeding badly. If it is, dress it with a clean cotton bandage and call a doctor as soon as possible.
Fourthly, is the cut a deep one, and is it wide open? If it is, clean the cut gently, with clean cotton wool and a little warm water. Then hold it close with an adhesive dressing.
Fifth question: was the cut made by a nail or a long, sharp piece of wood? If it was, there may be some dirt in the cut. Let it bleed for a while, to clean itself. Then clean it with cotton wool and warm water and dress it with a clean cotton bandage.
Finally, don't forget that young children can become very easily upset or shocked by a cut-especially if it is a serious one. Try to keep them calm and quiet. Don't give them anything to drink, but keep their lips wet with a little water.
Q23 What do we learn from the beginning of the talk?
Q24 According to the talk, when should you call a doctor immediately?
Q25 What should you do if the cut is made by a nail or a sharp piece of wood?
Q26 What should you do if the child is nervous or upset?
Talks and Conversations 4
Questions 27--30 are based on the following conversation.
W: Are you still having troubles with your car?
M: Yes, it’s been in the repair shop 3 times this month. I should get a new car instead of a second-hand one, but I can’t afford to buy a new one.
W: New cars cost a fortune these days. My brother-in-law just paid 15,000 dollars for his new one. That’s almost half as much as they paid for their house 10 years ago!
M: But what you do without car? We can’t get along without them.
W: We all depend too much on our cars. I drive my husband to the train and drive the children to school. Then I drive to the store for food and drive the kids home from school. After that, it’s time to drive to the railroad station again.
M: Remember when drive-in movies were new? Now lots of people watch movies from their cars.
W: And now there are drive-in banks where you can cash a check without going into the bank. In some places there are drive-in libraries, churches, and post offices.
M: I’ve even read about a wedding that was performed in a car!
W: Where was that?
M: There was an article about it in last night’s newspaper. There’s a town in Florida where you can get married without getting out of your car. I remember the name of that town: lovely lady Florida.
W: Do you mean that the minister marries the couple in their automobile?
M: No, there’s no minister. They aren’t church marriages. The justice of the peace gets into the car to perform the ceremony.
W: In spite of all these modern conveniences, people still feel tired at the end of the day.
M: People don’t get any exercise. They have stopped going to tennis courts or baseball fields. That’s why they get fat.
W: So then they buy expensive machines to give them exercises at home.
M: It really doesn’t make sense.
Q27 Which of the following is true about the man?
Q28 Which of the following drive-in facilities is not mentioned in the conversation?
Q29 According to the newspaper, what happened in the town of Love Lady Florida?
Q30 What main idea is discussed in the conversation?