Part I Listening Comprehension (30%)
Section A Short Conversations (10%)
Section B Long Conversations or passages(10%)
Section C Compound Dictation(10%)
Section A&B 听力考试资料选自课本外内容
Section C 考试材料选自视听说课本1-5元中lesson A 的activity 5部份,从中选取10个较简单,符合大学英语二平的单词,要求学生填写 。
Part II Reading Comprehension (30%)
3篇,第一篇是选自《大学英语长篇阅读》(下册),第一、二 、三、四单元的passage I或passage II,另外两篇选自于课外资料。
Part III Vocabulary and Structure (15%,15*0.5)
考试范围:《新视野大学英语》第三版第二册,第一 、二 、四、六单元为主,特别是练习中vocabulary, structure部份应掌握的词汇及结构 。
Part IV Close(10%)
15选10的题型,出自《新视野大学英语》第三版第二册,从第一、二 、四 、六单元课后练习中的word bank选取一篇 。
Part V Translation(15%)
考试范围:出自《新视野大学英语》第三版第二册,从第一 、二、四、六单元课后练习中的Translation(汉译英)部份 。
Activity 5 A book of memories
Yearbooks in the United States
Most high schools in the United States publish a yearbook. The yearbook comes out once a year, usually in the spring. It is a record of the school year--- a “book of memories”for the students.
Inside a yearbook is each student’s photo. The seniors are graduating soon, and their photos
appear first. Next are the juniors. They are one year behind the seniors. Next come the sophomores, or second year students. The last photos are the first-year students, the freshmen. The yearbook is not only about students.
The teachers have photos, too. The yearbook also has photos and descriptions of sports teams, academic subject, and extracurricular activities. These are activities students do after school, such as the chess club and Spanish club. There is even a yearbook club. Students in this club write, design, and take photos all year for the yearbook. At the end of the year, the book is printed.
In the yearbook, some students receive special titles. The seniors vote and choose the “class clown”( a funny student), the “most likely to succeed”( a student everyone thinks will be successful), and the “best dressed” ( a student with a good fashion sense). There are also other awards and categories.
Students typically sign each other’s yearbooks. This is especially important for the seniors, because they are graduating. Students write notes to each other, such as, “we had a lot of fun,” or “I’ll never forget you.” They also write about all the fun and funny experiences they shared in school together.
Activity 5 World greetings
In Brazil, men often shake hands when they meet for the first time. When women meet, they kiss each other on the cheek. Women also kiss male friends to say hello. When you shake hands, look at the person in the eyes. This shows interest and friendliness.
In New Zealand, usually, both men and women shake hands when they meet someone for the first time, if you see two people pressing their noses together, they are probably Maori. The Maori are the native people of New Zealand. This is their traditional greeting.
In Japan, when people meet for the first time, they usually bow. In business, people also shake hands. In formal situation, people often exchange business cards. When you give a business card, give it with two hands. This is polite. Special note: in Japan, when people smile it can have different meanings. It usually means that the person is happy, or that the person thinks something I funny. But is can also mean that the person is embarrassed.
Activity 5 The healthiest people in the world
The healthiest lifestyle in the world?
In many countries around the world, people are living longer than before. People have healthier lifestyles, and healthcare is better too.
Okinawa is an island off the coast of Japan. The people on Okinawa, the Okinawans, may have the longest lives and healthiest lifestyles in the world.
Researchers did a study. They started their study by looking at city and town birth records from 1879. They didn’t expect to find many centenarians in the records. They were very surprised to find so many old and healthy habits as well. They don’t do hard exercise such as weightlifting or jogging—instead, they prefer relaxing activities like gardening and walking. Researchers say that older Okinawans also have a good attitude about aging. They sit quietly and relax their minds with deep breathing exercises. They also enjoy massage.
Activity 5 Trendspotting
Today I started my new part-time job as a trendspotter. I was nervous and didn’t know what to expect. Well, guess what? It was a lot of fun! I’m telling all my friends, “ You should think about becoming tredspotter, too!” On Saturday morning, we had to report to a recording studio by 10 a.m. The “Trends Coordinator”, Mandy, explained the schedule. Then she gave us a tour. That was really cool!
Next we sat around a big table in a room. They gave each person three cards. One card said “ Yes-All the way!” Another said, “It’s OK.” The third one said, “No way!” We listened to about 10 different songs. After each song we had to hold up a card. They played some hip hop, rock, heavy metal, and dance music. The heavy metal was “No way” for me.
Do you know the rock group called “Gifted”? They’re really popular right now. Well, they have a new CD coming out. We saw six different CD covers. I guess they are trying to choose one. This time, we didn’t have any cards. Instead, we just talked about the covers we liked. Mandy asked us questions: “ Which ones do you like?”“Why do you like them?”“Would you buy a CD with this cover?”
We finished at 12:30. We will meet again next week at a boutique downtown. We will look at some new fashions. Each week we go to a different location. Oh yeas, we also received a free CD for our work. This “job” doesn’t pay, but we get free stuff!
Activity 5 The Marfa mystery lights
Q: Where is Marfa and what exactly is it famous for?
A: Marfa is a small town in west Texas in the Unites states. It’s famous for the “ Marfa mystery lights.”
Q: What are the mystery lights exactly?
A: No one knows for sure. There are many different ideas about that.
Q: Can you describe them?
A: That’s a difficult question. Different people see different lights. They are not always the same. I can say that they appear after sunset in the sky. They dance mysteriously in air and vanish. Then they suddenly reappear.
Q: Some people say they are car headlights. Do you think so?
A: No, I don’t. A man first saw the mystery lights over 100 years ago. The man was Robert Ellison and the year was 1883. Of course we didn’t have cars in 1883.
Q: What do you think causes the lights?
A: There are many theories. The Native Americans thought the lights were stars falling to Earth. Some people think uranium gas causes the lights. Other people suggest that ball lightning does it. Ball lightning is lightning is the shape of circle. I t often appears just after a rainstorm.
Q: What are some of the weirdest ideas about the lights?
A: Well, some people call them “ghost lights”. They think ghosts do it. That’s the strangest idea. Some say they are UFOs. I don’t think so.
Q: What do the experts say?
A: They can’t figure it out. Some engineers even came from Japan one time. They studied the
lights, but couldn’t solve the mystery.
Q: Are the local people scared?
A: No, actually, they aren’t. They like the lights. And every year in early September there’s a big town festival to celebrate the mystery lights.
Chinese calligraphy is a unique art and the unique art treasure in the world. The formation and development of the Chinese calligraphy is closely related to the emergence and evolution of Chinese characters. In this long evolutionary process, Chinese characters have not only played an important role in exchanging ideas and transmitting culture but also developed into a unique art form. Calligraphic works well reflect calligraphers' personal feelings, knowledge, self-cultivation, personality, and so forth, thus there is an expression that "seeing the calligrapher's handwriting is like seeing the person". As one of the treasures of Chinese culture, Chinese calligraphy shines splendidly in the world's treasure house of culture and art.
In recent years, with the development of Internet technology, the construction of digital education resources of our country has made great achievements. Many universities have set up their own digital learning platforms, and digital teaching is playing an increasingly important role in education. Compared with the traditional way of teaching, the digital way has a lot of advantages. On one hand, digital teaching makes global sharing of teaching resources possible; on the other hand, it expands the learner's study time and space to learn, allowing people to get access to the digital virtual schools through the Internet anytime and anywhere. These advantages make it possible for people to shift from one-time learning to lifelong learning.
July 7th on the Chinese calendar is Chinese Qixi Festival, the most romantic of all the traditional Chinese holidays. Every year, some big businesses organize various activities, and young people send gifts to their lovers. As a result, the Qixi Festival is considered to be Chinese "Valentine's Day". The Qixi Festival is derived from the legend of Cowherd
and Weaving Maid. The legend holds that on this particular night every year the Weaving Maid in heaven meets with Cowherd. So, people can see Cowherd and Weaving Maid meeting in the Milky Way on the night of Qixi. On this night, girls would also beg Weaving Maid for some wisdom for a happy marriage. But, with the changing of times, these activities are diminishing. All that remains is the legend of Cowherd and Weaving Maid, a sign of faithful love, continuously circulated among the folk.
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