【CET4真题集】2008年12月

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 2008年12月大学英语四级考试试题及参考答案 

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Part I Writing                           (30minutes)

怎样改善学生的心理健康
  1. 学生心理健康的重要性
  2. 学校应该怎样做
  3. 学生自己应该怎样做

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Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)(15 minutes)

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Part III          Listening Comprehension

Section A



11.

A)Only true friendship can last long.

B)Letter writing is going out of style.

C)She keeps in regular touch with her classmates.

D)She has lost contact with most of her old friends.

12. 

A) A painter.        

B) A mechanic.    

C) A porter.

D) A carpenter.

13. 

A) Look for a place near her office.      

B) Find a new job down the street.   

C) Make inquiries elsewhere.  

D) Rent the $600 apartment.


14.

A) He prefers to wear jeans with a larger waist.

B) He has been extremely busy recently.

C) He has gained some weight lately.

D) He enjoyed going shopping with Jane yesterday.


15.

A)The woman possesses a natural for art.

B) Women have a better artistic taste than men.

C) He isn’t good at abstract thinking.

D) He doesn’t like abstract paintings.


16.

A) She couldn’t have left her notebook in the library.

B) she may have put her notebook amid the journals.

C) she should have made careful notes while doing reading.

D) she shouldn’t have read his notes without his knowing it.


17. 

A)she wants to get some sleep    

B) she needs time to write a paper 

C) she has a literature class to attend

D)she is troubled by her sleep problem

18.

A)He is confident he will get the job.

B)His chance of getting the job is slim.

C)It isn’t easy to find a qualified sales manager.

D)The interview didn’t go as well as he expected.

Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19.

A)He can manage his time more flexibly.

B)He can renew contact with his old friends.

C)He can concentrate on his own projects.

D)He can learn to do administrative work.

20.

A)Reading its ads in the newspapers.

B)Calling its personnel department.

C)Contacting its manager.

D)Searching its website.

21.

A)To cut down its production expenses.

B)To solve the problem of staff shortage.

C)To improve its administrative efficiency.

D)To utilize its retired employees’ resources.

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

22.

A)Buy a tractor.

B)Fix a house.

C)See a piece of property.

D)Sing a business contract.

23.

A)It is only forty miles form where they live.

B)It is a small one with a two-bedroom house.

C)It was a large garden with fresh vegetables.

D)It has a large garden with fresh vegetables.

24.

A)Growing potatoes will involve less labor.

B)Its soil may not be very suitable for corn.

C)It may not be big enough for raising corn.

D)Raising potatoes will be more profitable.

25. 

A)Finances

B)Equipment

C)Labor

D)Profits

Section B


Passage One

26 

 A)To introduce the chief of the city’s police force

 B)To comment on a talk by a distinguished guest

 C)To address the issue of community security

 D)To explain the functions of the city council

27

A)He has distinguished himself in city management

B)He is head of the International Police Force

C)He completed his higher education abroad

D)He holds a master’s degree in criminology

28

A)To coordinate work among police departments

B)To get police officers closer to the local people

C)To help the residents in times of emergency

D)To enable the police to take prompt action

29 

 A)Popular

B)discouraging

C)effective

D)controversial

Passage Two

30 

A)people differ greatly in their ability to communicate

B)there are numerous languages in existence

C)Most public languages are inherently vague

D)Big gaps exist between private and public languages

31 

 A)it is a sign of human intelligence

B)in improves with constant practice

C)it is something we are born with

D)it varies from person to person

32 

A)how private languages are developed

B)how different languages are related

C)how people create their languages

D)how children learn to use language

Passage Three

33 

 A)she was a tailor

B)she was an engineer

C)she was an educator

D)she was a public speaker


34. 

A)Basing them on science-fiction movies.

B) Including interesting examples in them

C) Adjusting them to different audiences

D) Focusing on the latest progress in space science

35. 

A) Whether spacemen carry weapons

B) How spacesuits protect spacemen

C) How NASA trains its spacemen

D) What spacemen cat and drink

Section C


Crime is increasing world wide. There is every reason to believe the (36)____will continue through the next few decades.

Crime rates have always been high in multicultural, industrialized societies such as the United States, but a new(37)____has appeared on the world(38)____rapidly rising crime rates in nations that previously reported few(39)____. Street crimes such as robbery, rape (40)___and auto theft are clearly rising(41)___in eastern European countries such as Hungary and in western European nations such as the united Kingdom.

What is driving this crime (42)____?There are no simple answers. Still,there are certain conditions(43) _______with rising crime increasing  heterogeneity (混杂) of populations, greater cultural pluralism, higher immigration, democratization of government,(44) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    These conditions are increasingly observable around the world . For instance, cultures that were previously isolated and homogeneous(同种类的) ,such as Japan, Denmark and Greece (45)____________________________________________________________________________

    Multiculturalism can be a rewarding, enriching experience, but it can also lead to a clash of values. Heterogeneity in societies will be the rule in the twenty-first century, and (46)_________________________________________________

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Part IV Reading Comprehension (Reading in depth)

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Section A

Question 47-56

    A bookless life is an incomplete life. Books influence the depth and breadth of life. They meet the natural______47_____for freedom, for expression, for creativity and beauty of life. Learners, therefore, must have books, and the right type of book, for the satisfaction of their need. Readers turn______48 ____ to books because their curiosity concerning all manners of things, their eagerness to share in the experiences of others and their need to ____49 ____ from their own limited environment lead them to find in books food for the mind and the spirit. Through their reading they find a deeper significance to life as books acquaint them with life in the world as it was and it is now. They are presented with a __50____ of human experiences and come to ___51___ other ways of thought and living. And while ____52____ their own relationships and responses to life , the readers often find that the ___53 __ in their stories are going through similar adjustments, which help to clarify and give significance to their own.

    Books provide ___54 ____ material for readers’ imagination to grow. Imagination is a valuable quality and a motivating power, and stimulates achievement. While enriching their imagination, books __55 ____their outlook, develop a fact-finding attitude and train them to use leisure ___56 ___. The social and educational significance of the readers’ books cannot be overestimated in an academic library. 

A.        Abundant

B.        Characters

C.       Communicating

D.       Completely

E.        Derive

F.         Desire

G.        Diversity

H.   Escape

I.           Establishing

J.         Narrow

K.        Naturally

L.         Personnel

M.      Properly

N.       Respect

O.      Widen

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Part V     Cloze

Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A,B,C,D on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on answer sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

playing organized sports is such a common experience in the United States that many children and teenagers that them for granted. This is especially true 67 children from families and communities that have the resources needed to organize and 68 sports programs and make sure that there is easy 69 to participation opportunities. Children in low-income families and poor communities are 70 likely to take organized youth sports for granted because they often 71 the resources needed to pay for participation 72, equipment, and transportation to practices and games 73 their communities do not have resources to build and 74 sports fields and facilities.

Organized youth sports 75 appeared during the early 20th century in the United States and other wealthy nations. They were originally developed 76 some educators and developmental experts 77 that the behavior and character of children were 78 influenced by their social surrounding and everyday experiences. This 79 many people to believe that if you could organize the experiences of children in 80 ways, you could influence the kinds of adults that those children would become.

This belief that the social 81 influenced a person’s overall development was very 82 to people interested in progress and reform in the United States 83 the beginning of the 20th century. It caused them to think about 84 they might control the experiences of children to 85 responsible and productive adults. They believed strongly that democracy depended on responsibility and that a 86 capitalist economy depended on the productivity of worker.

67. A. among  B. within  C. on  D. towards

68. A. spread  B. speed   C. spur  D. sponsor

69. A. access   B. entrance  C. chance D. route

70 A. little  B. less C. more D. much

71. A. shrink B. tighten C. limit D. lack

72. A. bill B accounts C. fees D. fare

73. A. so B. as C. and D. but

74. A. maintain B. sustain C. contain D. entertain

75.A. last B. first C. later D. finally

76.A. before B. while C. until D. when

77.A. realized B. recalled C. expected D. exhibited

78.A. specifically B. excessively C. strongly D. exactly

79. A. moved B. conducted C. put D. led

80. A. precise B. precious C. particular D. peculiar

81.A. engagement B. environment C.s tate D. status

82.A. encouraging B. disappointing C. upsetting D. surprising

83.A. for B. with C. over D. at

84.A. what B. how C. whatever D. however

85.A. multiply B. manufacture C. produce D. provide

86.A. growing B. breeding C. raising D. flying

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Part VI  Translation

Directions: Complete the sentences by translating into English the Chinese given in brackets. Please rite your translation on answer sheet 2

87.Medical researchers are painfully aware that there are many problems ________________(他们至今还没有答案)

88.___________________________(大多数父母所关心的) is providing the best education possible for their children.

89.You’d better take a sweater with you ______________________ (以防天气变冷)

90.Throught the project, many people have received training and _____________________________(决定自己创业)

91.the anti-virus agent was not known _____________________________(直到一名医生偶然

发现了它)

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