2013全国大学生英语竞赛初赛A级听力录音原文

2013 National English Contest
  for College Students

  (Level A – Preliminary)

  听力灌音原文

Part I Listening Comprehension (30 marks)

Section A (5 marks)

In this section, you will hear five short conve rsations. Eac h conve rsation will be read only once. A t the e nd of

eac h conve rsation, the re will be a twenty -second pause . During the pause, read the question and the three

choices marked A , B and C, and dec ide which is the best answe r. Then mark the corresponding letter on the

answer sheet with a s ingle line through the ce ntre.

1. M: Can I help you?

W: Oh, thank you. Would you mind putting my case on the rack?

M: Not at all. There you are.

2. W: I mean, you ve heard that term couch potato”. It kills the imagination.

M: Oh, Come on! Well, there s no evidence to show that.

W: It s obvious. People are j ust sitting there without being challenged intellectually.

3. M: So how did you hurt yourself?

W: I didn t use mitts while I was taking the roast out of the oven, so I burned myself.

M: You must be careful next time.

4. W: British Rail Lost Property, Waterloo.

M: Good morning. I left my briefcase on the train, the 7:47 from Bournemouth, this morning. It s sort of an

average-sized, rectangular, leather briefcase with brass locks.

W: Sorry, we haven t got it, sir.

5. M: It was all my fault. I wish I hadn t been so thoughtless. I used to come back late from work, after

stopping off at the pub on the way home, and didn t lift a finger to help when I did get home. I

should ve helped more with the baby and things like that.

W: Well yes, the main thing if you ask me is that you shouldn t have taken on that new j ob in London

when she d j ust had a baby.

M: Now I m a divorced idiot.

Section B (10 marks)

In this section, you will hear two long conve rsations . Eac h conve rsation will be read only once. A t the e nd of

eac h conve rsation, the re will be a one -minute pause . During the pause, read the questions, each with three

choices marked A , B and C, and dec ide which is the best answe r. Then mark the corresponding letter on the

answer sheet with a s ingle line through the ce ntre.
  Conversation One

W: The train gets in about six in the morning from Tokyo. I ll try and meet you at the station but I m teaching

that morning.

M: Don t worry. I can find my way.

W: The trouble is it s very difficult for me to get the time off. They re very short-staffed at the moment.

M: It s all right. It s not as though we re not used to travelling.

W: Anyway, you j ust get a taxi to the golf course which is where the main road ends. Unfortunately, the taxis

don t like going any further because the roads get pretty rough after that.

M: Ok, we ll walk if it s not too far.

W: Yes. Just leave your suitcases at the clubhouse—the man at reception speaks English—and we ll pick

them up later. Anyway, don t worry. I ll email you a map showing you the way from there.

M: No problem. It ll be an adventure.

W: I ll finish work and leave school at about twelve, so have a rest, maybe take a little walk and get a good

look at that incredible view we have of the mountain. It s fantastic at this time of the year. It ll be quite

safe to walk around. I ll be back about half past twelve.

M: It sounds wonderful. We re looking forward to it. Unfortunately Dad s legs aren t what they used to be but

he can still get about. How long are you going to let us stay?

W: Don t ask such questions. As long as you like of course…

Conversation Two

W: Welcome to the Holiday Show. Today with me in the studio I have Richard Bennet, a travel consultant

who s going to tell us about the holiday for those who have been everywhere. So Richard, what s the next

frontier for the fearless traveller?

M: We re already working on plans that will get tourists into space within the next ten years.

W: So do you think that in a few years time we ll be having hotels on the moon?

M: Well, possibly, but the first step will probably be suborbital trips. That s staying within the earth s orbit.

W: Then how will the tourists travel?

M: It s about a hundred times as high as a j et plane usually goes and to

get that high you d need rocket

planes, or capsules boosted by rockets.

W: That must be exciting. Do tourists need any kind of training on earth?

M: Yes, because there ll be tremendous G -forces during one minute or so, and then a few minutes

experience of weightlessness at zero gravity before the rocket returns to earth. They need to get used to

them through a couple of days training.

W: So can you tell us who s going to be interested in trips like this?

M: Well, we hope the general public will be interested in hearing about it, but it s hardly for those wanting

rest and recreation and in fact the sort of person who will probably want to do this is quite easy to target.

They re basically risk-takers.

W: So you don t expect all that many people to go on these trips in the

beginning?

M: No, we don t think many people are going to pay out such large sums of money for j ust a few minutes. So

the next stage is likely to be keeping them up there in the orbit for three or four hours.

W: What can they do during this period?
  M: They ll have the chance to see our planet from space, and also to see the darkness of space, and really

spectacular sunsets and sunrises one after another.

W: So what about getting out of the earth s orbit and doing some real space tourism—holidays on Mars, for

example?

M: Well, yes, there are plans, and the next step is involving a really quite sizeable number of people in moon

tours.

W: So are we talking about hotels on the moon here?

M: As on a cruise, your hotel is your means of transport. So it would involve taking a shuttle up to a

spaceship.

And passengers could even suit up and go outside space walking if they wanted.

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