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新东方09年6月英语六级模拟试题及答案
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    Part I Writing (30 minutes)

  注意:此部分试题在答题卡1上。

  Directions: For this part you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay based on the outline below. You should write at least 120 words.

新东方:2009年6月英语六级模拟试题及答案


  1. Describe the changes in the number of students attending graduate entrance exams in University X in the past decade.

  2. Give possible reasons for the changes.

  3. State your own choice.

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

  Directions:In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet 1. For question 17,choose the best answer from the four choices marked A),B),C),and D).For questions 8—10,complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.

  Art for Establishing Human Networking

  I knew-no computer or technology ever got any of US a raise, landed US that dream job, found us that mentor (良师), who cared deeply about US and our careers or put that special joy in our lives that can only come from relationships with others.

  All these great things are made possible by a completely different type of networking:human networking. And not the kind that has given “networking” a bad name—that superficial, insincere, manipulative stuff that we all can smell a mile away. No, I am out the true art of networking, based upon respectful and caring relationships that promote mutual success.

  Relationships

  Let me start with one of the most fundamental aspects of human relationships. For each and every thing you want to achieve in life whether it is landing a job, earning a raise or promotion or finding that lifelong romance —— there will be at least one person on the other end deciding whether to give you or help you get what you want. Everything we do can only be accomplished through and with other people. Simply put, success, of any kind, requires relationships. Just think of the words of Margaret Wheatley: “Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is in relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending we are individuals that can go it alone.”

If this is the way the universe works, you can see why human relationships and human networks are so important.

  The most common mistake people make when building relationships for their career success is treating business contacts differently than personal friends. Just think for a moment about the people you work with on a professional level who are also close, personal friends. Aren’t they always more forgiving when you slip up and more helpful when you’re in need? Of course! I guarantee your work will become easier and more joyful if you make more of your business relationships personal.

  How to do it? The same way you make genuine friends. Build trust through intimacy;show them that besides being professional you’re also human. Skip the small talk and go deep into what really matters —— your dreams or fears, your children or the business issues that keep you up at night. And don’t think for a moment that they’ll think less of you. In fact, usually the opposite happens.

  When I tell people about my humble beginnings —I grew up a country boy in rural, southwestern Pennsylvania, the son of an often—unemployed steelworker and a cleaning lady—and how it took me so long to overcome insecurities of being poor and being picked on by kids from more well-to-do families, people don’t think less of me. They immediately empathize (感同身受) and feel more endeared to me than ever before. All you have to do is let your guard down and show enough vulnerability to make others comfortable with opening up to you.

  Also, don’t stop with treating business friends like you treat personal friends. Mix them, too. Invite business contacts to your home and introduce them to your family. Invite a client out to dinner along with an old pal from school and your significant other or a date. Don’t compartmentalize(划分) your personal, professional and community lives. Blur the boundaries! You’ll have more fun and do more for all three parts of your life in less time.

  Planning

  The more specific you are about what you want to do, the easier it becomes to develop a strategy to accomplish it. Part of that strategy, of course, will be establishing relationships with the people in your universe who can help you get where you’re going. So, first do some deep introspection(自省)to find your Blue Flame, the thing in life that really lights your fire. Write, pray, whatever you need to do to clear your head and figure this stuff out. I enjoy great results from Vipassana meditation.

  Once you’ve found your Blue Flame, it’s time to have a RAP, or a Relationship Action Plan. Here’s a simple way to get started. Write down your goals and the names and types of people who can help you achieve them. Then, note how you can reach those people and how you can contribute to their success, also. The more specific a plan you have and the more you put your goals out to others, the more everyone will conspire to help you achieve your dreams. On the other hand, if you don’t know what you want or you don’t tell anyone, no one can help you. They can’t read your mind.

  I can’t tell you how many times a friend has called me and said,“Keith, I just became unemployed. I need to start networking;will you teach me how'?”My answer:“No. No. No. You need to start job-hunting! You should have been building relationships for the past 5 or 10 years, so now that you need a job, you could make 20 calls and have 5 job offers waiting for you in a week.”

  Presentation

  When I give talks to college and graduate students, they always ask me,“What are the secrets to success? What are the unspoken rules for making it big?”Preferably, they’d like my response wrapped up in a tight package and tied with a neat little bow. Why not? I wanted the same thing at their age.

“So you want the inside scoop,”I respond.“Fair enough. I’ll sum up the key to Success in one word:Generosity.” The kids are shocked because they think I’m going to give them“networking”advice. And when they think of“networking.”they think of a guy holding a martini with one hand and scattering business cards with the other. He’s hell-bent on doing anything it takes to“get to the top”, including climbing on the backs of others.

  The era of that Networking Jerk is over. I learned that the hard way. Once, a mentor of mine said to me,“Stop driving yourself and everyone else——crazy thinking about how to make yourself successful. Start thinking about how you’re going to make everyone around you successful.”

  Please, learn from my mistakes and the mistakes of many others. Don’t be a networking jerk. Remember that the NO.1 key to success is generosity. Give your talents, give your contacts and give your hard work to make others successful without ever keeping score.

  While I would say that your relationships are the most critical piece of your personal brand, before you Call develop those relationships you’ve got to know something and have something to say. Just having a brain and an MBA won’t get you anywhere anymore. If you want to become more valuable in the marketplace or more intriguing to the world at large, you must develop some deep expertise in your mind and root some higher—order passion in your heart.

  Think of the world’s real movers and shakers;they are such because they are about something. Richard Branson —— executing the remarkable. The late Princess Diana一一helping the unfortunate. They are and were interesting. You can be, too.

  Strength in Numbers

  This rule is obviously one no one can follow 100 percent. It’s just a great way to remember to share your passions一一to invite others into the activities you are already enjoy doing. I really love sharing delicious food, good wine and great company. I also bring friends to workouts or to church. You might have similar passions, or you might enjoy doing community service, gardening or watching movies.

  If you’ll just remember to share your passions, building and deepening relationships will take no extra time than you already devote to your favorite activities, and people will see you in your best light.

  Just as people lose weight more effectively if they have a workout partner, your ongoing efforts to build relationships will be more successful if you team up. You and your buddy can provide each other support, guidance and motivation. And you’ll always be prepared to try one of my favorite tactics-trading networks. Throw a dinner party together, and you’ll each be responsible for only half the guest list, half the cost and half the effort. But you’ll expand your circle of friends to twice the size, and I guarantee it will be twice the fun!

  1. The true art of networking is based on __________ relationship that promote mutual success.

  A) superficial

  B) insincere

  C) respectful and caring

  D) helpful

2. According to Margaret Wheatley, which of the following statements is true?

  A) Everything exists in isolation.

  B) Everything we do can only be accomplished through and with other people.

  C) Everything we do can be achieved by our individuals.

  D) Everything can be accomplished without others’ help if you work hard enough

  3. How should we treat business contacts?

  A) We should make our business relationships more personal.

  B) We should pretend to be their friends.

  C) We should never treat them as trustworthy friends.

  D) We should treat them differently from our personal friends.

  4. If you do not mind telling your business friends about your humble experiences,____________.

  A) they’11 look down upon you

  B) they’ll not do business with you

  C) they’ll think less of you for a moment

  D) they’ll feel more endeared to you than ever before

  5. When you plan to build up your network, the first thing is to find out _______ in your life

  A) what the easiest thing is

  B) what the most important thing is

  C) who you care most

  D) how to begin it

  6. What is the key to Success according to the author?

  A)Kindness.

  B)Diligence.

  C)Generosity.

  D)Consideration.

7. According to a mentor of the author, we should _________ when the era of that Networking Jerk is over?

  A) start thinking about how we’re going to make everyone around us successful

  B) start thinking about how to make our family members successful

  C) drive ourselves crazy thinking about how to make ourselves successful

  D) drive everyone else crazy thinking about how to make himself successful

  8. If you want to improve interpersonal relationship, you should improve your personal brand with deep expertise and __________.

  9. Inviting others to_____________ is a way to improve relationships because in these activities people will see you at your best.

  10. If you want to pay half of the effort and get double of the success, you should _____________.

  Part III Listing Comprehension (35 minutes)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer, then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line though the centre.

  11. A) She doesn't want to waste her film.

  B) She already took a picture of the mountains.

  C) She doesn't have any more film.

  D) She doesn't know how to use the camera.

  12. A)A car dealer. C)A driving examiner.

  B)A mechanic. D)A technical consultant.

  13. A) Borrow her book.

  B) Check the classroom again.

  C) Buy a new book.

  D) Ask about the book at the information desk.

14. A) Spend more time working on literature problems.

  B) Talk to an advisor about dropping the course.

  C) Work on the assignment with a classmate.

  D) Ask the graduate assistant for help.

  15. A) He has already finished his report.

  B) He hasn't chosen a topic for his report.

  C) The woman's report is already long enough.

  D) The woman will have time to finish her report.

  16. A) Stay in the dormitory.

  B) Find out the cost of living in the dormitory.

  C) Ask for a reduction in her rent.

  D) Move into an apartment with a roommate.

  17. A)To protect her from getting scratches. C)To prevent mosquito bites.

  B)To help relieve her of the pain. D)To avoid getting sun burnt.

  18. A) He already has plans for Saturday night.

  B) The woman should decide where to eat Saturday.

  C) The woman should ask her brother for a suggestion.

  D) He will make a reservation at the restaurant.

  Section B

  Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  19. A) In the student recreation center.

  B) In the campus canteen.

  C) In the university bookstore.

  D) In a classroom.

20. A) Studying.

  B) Preparing snacks.

  C) Playing cards.

  D) Learning how to play bridge.

  21. A) Watch her partner.

  B) Play her cards in cooperation with her partner.

  C) Quit the game.

  D) Teach the man how to play bridge.

  22. A) He already knows how to play.

  B) He doesn't like to play games.

  C) He doesn't have a partner.

  D) He doesn't have enough free time.

  Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  23. A)It helps her to attract more public attention.

  B)It improves her chance of getting promoted.

  C)It strengthens her relationship with students.

  D)It enables her to understand people better.

  24. A)Passively. C)Skeptically.

  B)Positively. D)Sensitively.

  25. A)It keeps haunting her day and night.

  B)Her teaching was somewhat affected by it .

  C)It vanishes the moment she steps into her role.

  D)Her mind goes blank once she gets on the stage.

Section B

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

  Passage one

  Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  26. A) Watch a slide show about trees.

  B) Learn how to prevent Dutch elm disease.

  C) Study the history of the campus buildings and grounds.

  D) Look at examples of trees on campus.

  27. A) History.

  B) Physical education.

  C) Botany.

  D) Architecture.

  28. A) Its leaves are yellow.

  B) Its leaves are lopsided.

  C) It is very tall.

  D) It is not an angiosperm.

  29. A) It has grown too tall for its designated space.

  B) It may be diseased.

  C) Its branches are being broken off.

  D) It no longer hears from.

Passage two

  Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  30. A) Jefferson's views about commercialized agriculture.

  B) International trade in the nineteenth century

  C) Improvements in farm machinery in the United States.

  D) Farmers' loss of independence

  31. A) Crop production became increasingly specialized.

  B) Economic depressions lowered the prices of farm products.

  C) New banking laws made it easy to buy farmland.

  D) The United States increased its agricultural imports.

  32. A) Prices for farm products rose.

  B) Farmers became more dependent on loans from banks.

  C) Jefferson established government programs to assist farmers.

  D) Farmers relied less on foreign markets.

  Passage three

  Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  33. A) In place of physical therapy.

  B) To control brain seizures.

  C) To prevent heat disease.

  D) To relieve tension.

  34. A) They like to have music in the operating room.

  B) They solved problems better while listening to music they liked.

  C) They preferred classical music.

  D) They performed better when they used headphones.

  35. A) It increased the students’ white blood cell amount.

  B) It increased some students’ energy level.

  C) It improved the students’ ability to play musical instruments.

  D) It released a natural painkiller in some students’ bodies.

Section C

  Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.

  Sleep is part of a person's daily 36 cycle. There are several different stages of sleep and they occur in cycles, If you are an 37 sleeper, your sleep cycle is as follows. When you first drift off into slumber, your eyes will roll about a bit, your

  38 will drop slightly, your 39 will relax, and your 40 will slow and become quite 41 Your brain waves slow down a bit too with the alpha rhythm of rather fast waves 42 for the first few minutes. This is called stage 1 sleep. For the next half hour or so as you relax more and more you will drift down through stage 2 and stage 3 sleep. The lower your stage of sleep the slower your brain waves will be. Then about 40 to 60 minutes after you lose 43 you will have reached the deepest sleep of all.

  44. This is stage 4 sleep.

  You do not remain at this deep fourth stage all night long, but instead about 80 minutes after you fall into slumber, your brain activity level will increase again slightly. The delta rhythm will disappear to be replaced by the activity pattern of brain waves. 45.

  This period of rapid eye movement lasts for some ~ to 15 minutes and is called REM sleep. It is during REM sleep that most dreams seem to occur. 46 .You will slip gently back from stage I to 4.

  Part IV Reading Comprehension (Reading in Depth) (25 minutes)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, there is a short passage with 5 questions or incomplete statements. Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Please write your answers on Answer sheet 2.

  Questions 47 to 51 are based on the following passage.

  Every Western doctor is required to take the Hippocratic oath,by which they swear to never harm their patients.Unfortunately,as medical history shows,many doctors did not make good on this promise.Instead,they resorted to quackery(庸医的医术),and made a living out of fooling people who sought medical help.

  In the past,quack doctors claimed to have“fixed”problems from poor eyesight to cancer and smallpox (天花).They claimed to be able to work medical miracles,relying on public ignorance of medicine for their “success”.In addition,well-meaning doctors often advocated treatments that harmed their patients instead of helping them:procedures such as bloodletting often made worse the suffering they were intended to ease.

The typical feature of quackery is ignorance.Unwary people are easily taken in by claims of the doctors they trust.For example,in the 1800s,psychologists commonly used basket-shaped devices to determine personality,with questionable benefit.Based on the idea that different parts of the brain control different character traits, the devices determined personality by measuring the size and shape of people’s heads!

  Of all the ridiculous devices created by quacks,the most inventive was perhaps the“radionic”machine.Inthe early 1900s,quacks claimed radionics could diagnose any sickness,even though the devices were just wooden boxes with lights inside.After radionic diagnosis,patients were sent home with the assurance that they would get well.No medicine was prescribed because,quacks claimed,the radionic machine would broadcast the cure to patients,much like radio stations broadcast music!

  The quackery of the 19th and early 20th centuries was not limited to the use of strange devices,nor to crooked doctors.Nor were quack procedures anything new.

  The practice of bloodletting had been a popular treatment for over a millennium. In the name of medicine, large volumes of blood were drained from people’s bodies to cure their sicknesses.Death,more often than not,

  was the outcome, though usually the disease was blamed rather than the loss of blood.

  It’s easy to look back on the past and brand questionable medical procedures as quackery.However, hindsight(事后诸葛亮)is 20/20.Perhaps in the future,people will look back on some of today’s medical practices with similar suspicion.

  47. In the past, many doctors managed to fool patients by taking advantage of ___________

  48. Using a basket-shaped device, psychologists in the 1800s would measure the size and shape of one’s head to ___________.

  49. Why didn’t the quacks prescribe any medicine for their patients after radionic diagnosis?

  50. As a popular medical treatment in the past, bloodletting usually caused death instead of __________.

  51. What is the possible conclusion of the article?

  Section B

  Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

  Questions 47 to 51 are based on the following passage.

  Every Western doctor is required to take the Hippocratic oath, by which they swear to never harm their patients. Unfortunately, as medical history shows, many doctors did not make good on this promise. Instead, they resorted to quackery(庸医的医术),and made a living out of fooling people who sought medical help.

  In the past, quack doctors claimed to have“fixed”problems from poor eyesight to cancer and smallpox (天花).They claimed to be able to work medical miracles, relying on public ignorance of medicine for their “success”. In addition, well-meaning doctors often advocated treatments that harmed their patients instead of helping them:procedures such as bloodletting often made worse the suffering they were intended to ease.

The typical feature of quackery is ignorance. Unwary people are easily taken in by claims of the doctors they trust. For example, In the 1800s,psychologists commonly used basket-shaped devices to determine personality, with questionable benefit. Based on the idea that different parts of the brain control different character traits, the devices determined personality by measuring the size and shape of people’s heads!

  Of all the ridiculous devices created by quacks, the most inventive was perhaps the“radionic”machine. Inthe early 1900s,quacks claimed radionics could diagnose any sickness, even though the devices were just wooden boxes with lights inside. After radionic diagnosis, patients were sent home with the assurance that they would get well. No medicine was prescribed because, quacks claimed, the radionic machine would broadcast the cure to patients, much like radio stations broadcast music!

  The quackery of the 19th and early 20th centuries was not limited to the use of strange devices, nor to crooked doctors. Nor were quack procedures anything new.

  The practice of bloodletting had been a popular treatment for over a millennium. In the name of medicine, large volumes of blood were drained from people’s bodies to cure their sicknesses. Death, more often than not, was the outcome, though usually the disease was blamed rather than the loss of blood.

  It’s easy to look back on the past and brand questionable medical procedures as quackery. However, hindsight(事后诸葛亮)is 20/20.Perhaps in the future, people will look back on some of today’s medical practices with similar suspicion.

  47. In the past, many doctors managed to fool patients by taking advantage of ___________

  48. Using a basket-shaped device, psychologists in the 1800s would measure the size and shape of one’s head to ___________.

  49. Why didn’t the quacks prescribe any medicine for their patients after radionic diagnosis?

  50. As a popular medical treatment in the past, bloodletting usually caused death instead of __________.

  51. What is the possible conclusion of the article?

  Section B

  Directions: There are 2 passages in this section. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

  Passage One

  Questions 52 to 56 are based on the following passage.

  You’re in trouble if you have to buy your own brand-name prescription drugs. Over the past decade, prices leaped by more than double the inflation rate. Treatments for chronic conditions can easily top $2,000 a month-no wonder that one in four Americans can’t afford to fill their prescriptions. The solution? A hearty chorus of “O Canada.” North of the border, where price controls reign, those same brand-name drugs cost 50% to 80% less.

  The Canadian option is fast becoming a political wake-up call, “If our neighbors can buy drugs at reasonable prices, why can’t we? Even to whisper that thought provokes anger. “Un-American!” And-the propagandists’ trump card (王牌)—“Wreck our brilliant health-care system.” Super size drug prices, they claim, fund the research that sparks the next generation of wonder drugs. No sky-high drug price today, no cure for cancer tomorrow. So shut up and pay up.

Common sense tells you that’s a false alternative. The reward for finding, say, a cancer cure is so huge that no one’s going to hang it up. Nevertheless, if Canada-level pricing came to the United States, the industry’s profit margins would drop and the pace of new-drug development would slow. Here lies the American dilemma. Who is all this splendid medicine for? Should our health-care system continue its drive toward the best of the best, even though rising numbers of patients can’t afford it? Or should we direct our wealth toward letting everyone in on today’s level of care? Measured by saved lives, the latter is almost certainly the better course.

  To defend their profits, the drug companies have warned Canadian wholesalers and pharmacies (药房) not to sell to Americans by mail, and are cutting back supplies to those who dare.

  Meanwhile, the administration is playing the fear card. Officials from the Food and Drug Administration will argue that Canadian drugs might be fake, mishandled, or even a potential threat to life.

  Do bad drugs fly around the Internet? Sure-and the more we look, the more we’ll find, But I haven’t heard of any raging epidemics among the hundreds of thousands of people buying cross border.

  Most users of prescription drugs don’t worry about costs a lot. They’re sheltered by employee insurance, owing just a $20 co-pay. The financial blows rain, instead, on the uninsured, especially the chronically ill who need expensive drugs to live, This group will still include middle-income seniors on Medicare, who’ll have to dig deeply into their pockets before getting much from the new drug benefit that starts in 2006.

  52. What is said about the consequence of the rocketing drug prices in the U.S.?

  A) A quarter of Americans can’t afford their prescription drugs.

  B) Many Americans can’t afford to see a doctor when they fall ill.

  C) Many Americans have to go to Canada to get medical treatment.

  D) The inflation rate has been more than doubled over the years.(A)

  53. It can be inferred that America can follow the Canadian model and curb its soaring drug prices by ________.

  A) encouraging people to buy prescription drugs online

  B) extending medical insurance to all its citizens

  C) importing low-price prescription drugs from Canada

  D) exercising price control on brand-name drugs(D)

  54. How do propagandists argue for the U.S. drug pricing policy?

  A) Low prices will affect the quality of medicines in America.

  B) High prices are essential to funding research on new drugs.

  C) Low prices will bring about the anger of drug manufacturers.

  D) High-price drugs are indispensable in curing chronic diseases.(B)

55. What should be the priority of America’s health-care system according to the author?

  A) To resolve the dilemma in the health-care system.

  B) To maintain America’s lead in the drug industry.

  C) To allow the vast majority to enjoy its benefits.

  D) To quicken the pace of new drug development.(C)

  56. What are American drug companies doing to protect their high profits?

  A) Labeling drugs bought from Canada as being fakes.

  B) Threatening to cut back funding for new drug research.

  C) Reducing supplies to uncooperative Canadian pharmacies.

  D) Attributing the raging epidemics to the ineffectiveness of Canadian drugs.(C)

  Passage Two

  Questions 57 to 61 are based on the following passage.

  When imaginative men turn their eyes towards space and wonder whether life exist in any part of it, they may cheer themselves by remembering that life need not resemble closely the life that exists on Earth. Mars looks like the only planet where life like ours could exist, and even this is doubtful. But there may be other kinds of life based on other kinds of chemistry, and they may multiply on Venus or Jupiter. At least we cannot prove at present that they do not.

  Even more interesting is the possibility that life on their planets may be in a more advanced stage of evolution. Present-day man is in a peculiar and probably temporary stage. His individual units retain a strong sense of personality. They are, in fact, still capable under favorable circumstances of leading individual lives. But man's societies are already sufficiently developed to have enormously more power and effectiveness than the individuals have.

  It is not likely that this transitional situation will continue very long on the evolutionary time scale. Fifty thousand years from now man's societies may have become so close-knit that the individuals retain no sense of separate personality. Then little distinction will remain between the organic parts of the multiple organism and the inorganic parts (machines) that have been constructed by it. A million years further on man and his machines may have merged as closely as the muscles of the human body and the nerve cells that set them in motion.

  The explorers of space should be prepared for some such situation. If they arrive on a foreign planet that has reached an advanced stage (and this is by no means impossible), they may find it being inhabited by a single large organism composed of many closely cooperating units.

  The units may be “secondary” — machines created millions of years ago by a previous form of life and given the will and ability to survive and reproduce. They may be built entirely of metals and other durable materials. If this is the case, they may be much more tolerant of their environment, multiplying under conditions that would destroy immediately any organism made of carbon compounds and dependent on the familiar carbon cycle.

  Such creatures might be relics(遗物) of a past age, many millions of years ago, when their planet was favorable to the origin of life, or they might be immigrants from a favored planet.

57. What does the word “cheer” (Line 2, Para. 1) imply?

  A) Imaginative men are sure of success in finding life on other planets.

  B) Imaginative men are delighted to find life on other planets.

  C) Imaginative men are happy to find a different kind of life existing on other planets.

  D) Imaginative men can be pleased with the idea that there might exist different forms of life on other planets.

  58. Humans on Earth today are characterized by .

  A) their existence as free and separate beings

  B) their capability of living under favorable conditions

  C) their great power and effectiveness

  D) their strong desire for living in a close-knit society

  59. According to this passage, some people believe that eventually .

  A) human societies will be much more cooperative

  B) man will live in a highly organized world

  C) machines will replace man

  D) living beings will disappear from Earth

  60. Even most imaginative people have to admit that .

  A) human societies are as advanced as those on some other planets

  B) planets other than Earth are not suitable for life like ours to stay

  C) it is difficult to distinguish between organic parts and inorganic parts of the human body

  D) organism are more creative than machines

  61. It seems that the writer .

  A) is interested in the imaginary life forms

  B) is eager to find a different form of life

  C) is certain of the existence of a new life form

  D) is critical of the imaginative people

seems to be that brain finds it 75 to keep all smell receptors working all the time but can 76 new receptors if necessary. This may 77 explain why we are not usually sensitive to our own smells we simply do not need to be. We are not 78 of the usual smell of our own house but we 79 new smells when we visit someone else's. The brain finds it best to keep smell receptors 80 for unfamiliar and emergency signals 81 the smell of smoke, which might indicate the danger of fire.

  62. [A]although [B]as [C]but [D]while

  63. [A]above [B]unlike [C]excluding [D]besides

  64. [A]limited [B]committed [C]dedicated [D]confined

  65 [A]catching [B]ignoring [C]missing [D]tracking

  66. [A]anyway [B]though [C]instead [D]therefore

  67. [A]even if [B]if only [C]only if [D]as if

  68. [A]distinguishing [B]discovering [C]determining [D]detecting

  69. [A]diluted [B]dissolved [C]determining [D]diffused

  70. [A]when [B]since [C]for [D]whereas

  71. [A]unusual [B]particular [C]unique [D]typical

  72. [A]signs [B]stimuli [C]messages [D]impulses

  73. [A]at first [B]at all [C]at large [D]at times

  74. [A]subjected [B]left [C]drawn [D]exposed

  75. [A]ineffective [B]incompetent [C]inefficient [D]insufficient

76. [A]introduce [B]summon [C]trigger [D]create

  77. [A]still [B]also [C]otherwise [D]nevertheless

  78. [A]sure [B]sick [C]aware [D]tired

  79. [A]tolerate [B]repel [C]neglect [D]notice

  80. [A]available [B]reliable [C]identifiable [D]suitable

  81. [A]similar to [B]such as [C]along with [D]aside from

  Part VI Translation (5 minutes)

  Directions: Complete the sentences on Answer Sheet 2 by translating into English the Chinese given in brackets.

  82.The landlord _______________(想将租金提高三分之一).

  83. Be quick, _______________(否则等我们到达教堂时婚礼就已经结束了).

  84. Should there be another world war, _______________(人类的继续存在就会有危险).

  85. It is generous _______________(你把这么多钱捐给灾区人民).

  86. No sooner had Anne arrived _______________(就生病了).

  答案部分

  Part I Writing

  The Increase in the Number of Students Attending Graduate Entrance Exams

  It can be seen from the chart that there have been sharp increases in the number of students attending graduate entrance exams in University X in the past decade. As the chart shows, the year 1999 witnessed only 2,900 students taking part in the exams. In 2004, the number soared to nearly four thousand. In 2009, far more people prepared themselves for graduate study.

  A number of factors could account for the change in the chart, but the following might be the critical ones. First, due to the spreading financial crisis and economic recession in the past years, the number of job vacancies has been on a sharp decline. Secondly, as a result of expanded enrollments in many colleges and universities, the number of graduates has rocketed in China, which adds to the fierceness of competition in the job market. Last but not least, relevant state policies and the boom of higher education provide students with more opportunities to go after higher degrees.

  Personally, I would not pursue graduate study right upon graduation from college. The main reason is that I have not made up my mind on the field to major in. But I really deem it necessary for me to secure a master degree. So I would set my goal while I am working.

  Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension(Skimming and Scanning)

  1. C

  2. B

  3. A

  4. D

  5. B

  6. C

  7. A

  8. higher-order passion

  9. your favorite activities

  10. team up

  Part III Listening Comprehension

  11-18 CBDD DACB

  19-22 BCAD

  23-25 DBC

  26-29 DCCB 30-32 DAB 33-35 DBD

  36.activity

  37. average

  38. temperature

  39. muscles

  40. breathing

  41. regular

  42. predominating

  43.consciousness.

  44. Your brain waves will show the large slow waves that are known as the delta rhythm.

  45. Your eyes will begin to dart around under your closed eyelids as if you were looking at something occurring In front of you.

  46. Provided that you do not wake up during the first sleep period, your body will soon relax again, your breathing will grow slow and regular once more.

  Part IV Reading Comprehension

  47. public ignorance

  48. determine one’s personality

  49. They claimed the radionic machine would broadcast the cure.

  50. curing the sicknesses

  51. People will look back on past medical practices with suspicion.

  Passage One

  52-56 ADBCC

  Passage Two

  57-61 DACBA

  Part V Cloze

  62-66 CBACB

  67-71 ADADB

  72-76 CADCD

  77-81 BCDAB

  Part VI Translation

  82. wants to raise the rent by a third

  83. or the wedding will have finished by the time we get to the church

  84. the continued existence of the human race would be in jeopardy

  85. of you to donate so much money to the people in the disaster-stricken area

  86. than she fell ill

  2009年6月大学英语六级考试模拟试题听力原文

  Part III Listening Comprehension

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer, then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line though the centre.

  11. M: The view is spectacular. Could you take a picture of me with the mountains in the background?

  W: I'm afraid I just ran out of film.

  Q: What does the woman mean?

  12. W:It has always been hard to get this car into first gear, and now the clutch seems to be slipping.

  M:If you leave the car with me, I will fix it for you this afternoon.

  Q:Who is the woman probably speaking to?

  13. M: Can I borrow your calculus textbook? I left mine in the classroom. And it was gone when I went back.

  W: That happened to me once. I'd almost given up on finding it until I checked at the lost-and-found at the information desk downstairs in the lobby.

  Q: What does the woman imply about the man should do?

  14. M: I'm really having trouble with this literature course. If I can't start doing better soon, I'm going to have to drop it.

  W: Why don't you get some help from the graduate assistant? That's what he's there for.

  Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?

  15. W: I've been working on this report all day. And I've still got 12 pages to write. At this rate, I'll never get it done by tomorrow.

  M: Oh, that's right. You weren't in class today, so you probably haven't heard that the deadline’s been extended a week.

  Q: What does the man imply?

  16. W: I don't think I want to live in the dormitory next year. I need more privacy.

  M: I know what you mean. But check out the cost of renting an apartment first, I wouldn't be surprised if you changed your mind.

  Q: What does the man think the woman will do?

  17. W: These mosquito bites are killing me. I can’t help scratching.

  M: Next time you go camping, take some precaution, such as wearing long sleeves

  Q: Why does the man suggest the woman wear long sleeves?

  18. W: My brother is coming this weekend and I thought the three of us could go out to dinner Saturday night. Any suggestions?

  M: It's up to you. I don't know the restaurants around here that well. So you know a better place to go than me.

  Q: What does the man mean?

  Long conversation one

  W: This food is terrible. I can't even finish my dinner.

  M: I know. You think with all the money we pay for room and board, the university could hire a better food service. Where are you headed next?

  W: I'm going over to the student recreation center to play some bridge.

  M: You are spending your time on a card game?

  W: Not just any card game. It's one of the most strategic there is.

  M: So I've heard. Don't you play with a partner?

  W: Yeah. Four people play, two against the other two.

  M: So you try to play in cooperation with your partner.

  W: Actually, the cards of one of the four players are turned face up. That player is called the dummy.

  M: I wouldn't want to be called that. When you are the dummy what do you do while the cards are being played?

  W: Anything you want. Sit there and study, shuffle another deck, get snacks for everyone. I like to stand behind my partner and watch.

  M: You know, I've heard that bridge is habit forming. You should be careful not to play so much that you don't get your studying done.

  W: Don't worry about me. I only play Thursdays after dinner, and sometimes when they need a fourth player. If you like, I could teach you.

  M: Thanks. But I have a pretty heavy workload this term. I already spend my evenings learning things I don't really know.

  Q19.Where does the conversation take place?

  Q20.How does the woman plan to spend her evening?

  Q21.What will the woman probably do if she is the dummy?

  Q22.Why doesn't the man accept the woman's offer?

  Long conversation 2

  M: So, Claire, you’re into drama!

  W: Yes, I have a master’s degree in drama and theatre. At the moment, I’m hoping to get into a PhD program.

  M: What excites you about drama?

  W: Well, I find it’s a communicative way to study people and you learn how to read people in drama. So usually I can understand what people are saying even though they might be lying.

  M: That would be useful.

  W: Yeah, it’s very useful for me as well. I’m in English lecture, so I use a lot of drama in my classes such as role plays. And I ask my students to create mini-dramas. They really respond well. At the moment, I’m hoping to get itto a Ph.D course. I’d like to concentrate on Asian drama and try to bring Asian theatre to the world’s attention. I don’t know how successful I would be, but, here’s hoping.

  M: Oh, I’m sure you’ll be successful. Now, Claire, what do you do for stage fright?

  W: Ah, stage fright! Well, many actors have that problem. I get stage fright every time I’m going to teach a new class. The night before, I usually can’t sleep.

  M: What? For teaching?

  W: Yes. I get really bad stage fright. But the minute I step into the classroom or get onto the stage, it just all falls into place. Then I just feel like: Yeah, this is what I mean to do. And I’m fine.

  M: Wow, that’s cool!

  Q23. Why does the woman find study in drama and theatre useful?

  Q24. How did the woman’s students respond to her way of teaching English?

  Q25. What does the woman say about her stage fright?

  Section B

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

  Passage 1

  OK, in the last class we talked about the classification of trees and we ended up with a basic description of angiosperm. You remember that those are plants with true flowers and seeds that develop into fruits. The common broad leaf trees we have on campus fall into this category. But our pines don't. Now I hope you all followed my advice and wore comfortable shoes because as I said today we are going to do a little field study. To get started let me describe a couple of broadleaf trees we have in front of us. I'm sure you've all noticed that this big tree next to Brett Hall. It's a black walnut that must be 80 feet tall. As a matter of fact there is a plaque identifying it. It is the tallest black walnut in the state. And from here we can see the beautiful archway of trees at the commons. They are American elms. The ones along the commons were planted when the college was founded 120 years ago. They have distinctive dark green leaves that look lopsided because the two sides of the leaf are unequal. I want you to notice the elm right outside the Jackson Hall. Some of the leaves have withered and turned yellow, maybe due to Dutch elm disease. Only a few branches seem affective so far but if this tree is sick it'll have to be cut down. Well, let's move on and I'll describe what we see as we go.

  Q26. What are the students going to do during this class period?

  Q27. In what class is this lecture probably being given?

  Q28. What is remarkable about the black walnut tree outside Brett Hall?

  Q29. What is the problem with the elm tree near Jackson Hall?

  Passage 2

  What was the most popular mix about the United States in the 19th Century was that of the free and simple life of the farmer. It was said that the farmers worked hard on their own land to produce whatever their families' needed. They might sometimes trade with their neighbors, but in general they could get along just fine by relying on themselves, not on commercial ties with others. This is how Thomas Jefferson idealized the farmers at the beginning of the 19th century. And at that time, this may have been close to the truth especially on the frontier. But by the mid century sweeping changes in agriculture were well under way as farmers began to specialize in the raising of crops such as cotton or corn or wheat. By late in the century revolutionary inventions in farm machinery had vastly increased the production of specialized crops and extensive network of railroads had linked farmers throughout the country to markets in the east and even overseas. By raising and selling specialized crops, farmers could afford more and more finer goods and achieve much higher standards of living but at a price. Now farmers were no longer dependent just on the weather and their own efforts, their lives were increasingly controlled by the banks, which had power to grant or deny loans for new machinery, and by the railroads which set the rates for shipping their crops to the market. As businessmen, farmers now had to worry about national economic depression and the implement of world supply and demand on for example, the of price of wheat in hands. And so by the end of the 19th century, the era Jefferson's independent farmer had come to a close.

  Q30. What is the main topic of the talk?

  Q31. According to the professor, what was the major change in agriculture during the 19th century?

  Q32. According to the professor, what was one result of the increased use of machinery on farms of the United States?

  Passage 3

  It is common knowledge that music can have a powerful effect on our emotions. In fact, since 1930s, music therapists have relied on music to soothe patients and help control pain. Now psychologists are confirming that music can also help relieve depression and improve concentration. For instance, in a recent study, 15 surgeons were given some highly stressed math problems to solve. They were divided into three groups: one worked in silence, and in another, the surgeons listened to music of their choice on headphones; the third listened to classic music chosen by the researchers. The results of the study may surprise you. The doctors who got to choose their music experienced less stress and scored better than the others. One possible explanation is that listening to music you like stimulates the Alfa-wave in the brain, increases the heart rate and expands the breathing. That helps to reduce stress and sharpen concentration. Other research suggests a second relation between the music and the brain: by examining the students’ blood after they listening to a variety of classic music collections, the researchers found that some students showed a large increase in endorphin, a natural pain reliever, this supports what music therapists have known for years: Music can help rejuvenate or soothe the patient.

  Q33. According to the speaker how is music therapy currently used in medicine?

  Q34. What did the study done with surgeons show?

  Q35. In the study of students exposed to classic music, what effect did the music have?

  Section C

  Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.

  Sleep is part of a person's daily activity cycle. There are several different stages of sleep and they occur in cycles. If you are an average sleeper, your sleep cycle is as follows. When you first drift off into slumber, your eyes will roll about a bit, your temperature will drop slightly, your muscles will relax, and your breathing will slow and become quite regular. Your brain waves slow down a bit too with the alpha rhythm of rather fast waves predominating for the first few minutes. This is called stage 1 sleep. For the next half hour or so as you relax more and more you will drift down through stage 2 and stage 3 sleep. The lower your stage of sleep the slower your brain waves will be. Then about 40 to 60 minutes after you lose consciousness you will have reached the deepest sleep of all. Your brain waves will show the large slow waves that are known as the delta rhythm. This is stage 4 sleep.

  You do not remain at this deep fourth stage all night long, but instead about 80 minutes after you fall into slumber, your brain activity level will increase again slightly. The delta rhythm will disappear to be replaced by the activity pattern of brain waves. Your eyes will begin to dart around under your closed eyelids as if you were looking at something occurring in front of you. This period of rapid eye movement lasts for some 8 to 15 minutes and is called REM sleep. It is during REM sleep that most dreams seem to occur. Provided that you do not wake up during the first sleep period, your body will soon relax again, your breathing will grow slow and regular once more .You will slip gently back from stage 1 to 4 .

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