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英语专业四级听力材料Lesson 2

2022-07-17

PART I DICTATION

 

Writing College Papers

Writing a term paper, research paper or essay for a college class is a kind of academic writing Academic writing among professionals is a way to create new knowledge. / A professor assigns students to write a paper. / The students examine an issue, review what is already known, / think about what they have learned and come to some conclusion. / This means that each student-writer must present information and also take a position. / The student might support an idea, / question it or even disprove it. / Or the writer could show how the subject may be understood better / or in a different way than it has been./

 

【听音关键】这篇短文与大学论文的写作有关,关键词有:academic writing;professor assigns...students examine...review_think about;support_question...disprove等。

【听写海点】①注意以下单词和短语:professional专业人员;assign分配;take a position 确定立场;disprove 反驳。由于近似音的干状,A professor assigns students...这一句中谓语动词第三人称单数assignsstudentss读音比较接近,检查时可根据句子语法规则来判断。

 

PART II LISTENING COMPREHENSION

 

SECTION A

Welcome Speech

 

Good morning, everyone, it's good to see you all here. Welcome to Smith House. Smith House as you may or may not know is one of the oldest residential colleges of the university. As you can see, the building you're in now which contains this main lounge, the dining room, the recreation room, the kitchen and the offices was part of the original old house, built in the 1840s to be used by the family of George Smith. That's of course how the house and college got their names. The original house was converted into a residential college for the university in 1940 and since then has continued to be added on to and modernized.

 

You'll notice when you receive your room allocation in a few minutes that your room number either begins with the letter N, S, or W like this one here. [1]The first letter refers to the three wings of the college which come away from this main building Of course the letters represent the three directions-in this case-north, south and west. Each wing has two floors, and so the next number you see is either one,or in this case two, and this indicates which floor your room is on. [2]The number after that is your individual room number. So it's quite simple to find any room by going to the right wing, then floor, and then room number.

 

You'll also notice, when you receive your orientation pack shortly, that there are two keys. One is the key to your room and only you have that key-and [3]the other is a key to the front door which you've just come through here from the street. This door is closed and locked at 8 pm every night and [4]opened again at 7 am. Youll need your key if you're coming back to the college between those times. We ask all students to always enter and leave the college through the front door. You will notice at the end of each corridor that there is another door but these are fire doors and [5]are kept locked from the outside. They should only be opened from the inside in case of emergency.

 

In your fees you've paid a laundry fee [6]which covers the cleaning of bed linen and towels. All bed linen and towels are clearly embossed with the name Smith House so it's easily identifiable. If you want your other laundry to be done by the college this can be arranged for a small extra fee.

 

There are only a few rules here at Smith House and we have these rules so that we can all live comfortably together. [7JThe most important rule is that there must be no noise after 9 pm. There is also no smoking in the rooms or anywhere inside the college but [8]smoking is permitted on the balconies.

 

[9]All meals are served in the dining room. [10]Meal times are listed in your orientation pack. Please read these carefully as meal times cannot be changed and if you arrive late I'm sorry to say you'll just go hungry.

If you're unsure about things, please contact the students' office. Thanks.

 

SECTION B

CONVERSATION ONE

 

M: I want to use the overhead projector for my presentation. [1]Could you show me how to use it?

 

W: OK, let me show you. Just watch what I do. L. mi talk you through the procedure

 

M:Thanks

 

W: Right, well First of all, [2]you put the overhead projector on the table here, about 2 meters from the wall or the screen. Er... do you have a screen?

 

M: Er... no. I thought Id just use the wall

 

W: Ob, er... well, a screen's better, [3]but I suppose this wall will be all right. It is sort of white. Anywaylet's try it. So, the next thing you hare to do is press these buttons in and lift this part up until it snaps into place.

 

M:I see

 

W: And then tum it round so the head is facing towards the screen, I mean the wall, and now we can plug it in.

 

M: Right, and you switch it on?

 

W: Yeah. Then I press the switch here on the front...

 

M:Right

 

W:There! And the light should come on

 

M:Right,OK

 

W: Yeah, there we are So, you just place your transparency here on the glass

 

M: OK, there, oh!

 

W: Oh, no? No, the other way up.

 

M: Oh yes, of course.

 

W: That's right, yeah. And to raise or lower the image you move this flap up or down... There, that's better.

 

M:Right,OK

 

W: And finally, to focus the image you turn this wheel to make it sharp. There we are, that's not too bad

 

M: Oh, that's great, yeah OK, thanks

 

W: Oh, one more thing whatever you do, don't keep switching it on and off. Im going to switch it off now. Now, when you use it in your presentation, you should leave it switched on, with a piece of paper over the glass.

 

M: Right, I...er... I don't understand why you have to leave it on.

 

W: Well, [4]the reason why you have to do that is you don't want the bulb to fail. The bulb fails easily if the machine is on and off frequently. If it does, youll have to replace the bulb, which will be very hot and you may not have a spare anyway. So that's about it. Any questions?

 

M: No, that seems all very clear. Thank you very much.

 

W: You're welcome. Oh, and I really do think you need to get a screen, by the way. The picture would be much brighter than on that wall, you know.

 

M: Oh, OK .[5]Well, Ill ask Tom if he's got one.

 

W: Oh, good idea! And make sure he shows you how to put it up!

 

M: I will Thanks again.

 

CONVERSATION TWO

 

M: 2466. Simon speaking.

 

W:Hello.Is this the right number for the International Friendship Club?

 

M: Yes, that's right. How can I help you?

 

W: I picked up a copy of your newsletter in the Students' Union, and I was wondering if you could tell me a bit more about the club?

 

M: Yes, of course. [6]We set up the club three years ago as a way of promoting international understanding. So we have been established for a while now. And, there are meetings every Thursday evening,during term time, that is.

 

W:Thursday,right?

 

M: Yes, we usually show a film or maybe run a competition of some kind. But mostly it's an opportunity for people to get together, relax, and make friends. And we also produce a regular newsletter-I think you said you had a seen a copy of that...

 

W: The newsletter? Yes, it looked interesting.

M:[7]So you know it's got loads of information about what's on in the area and about living in Britain in general. We also have quite a busy social program with outings to places of interest like London or Oxford.

 

W: Sounds great.

 

M: And one other thing to mention. [8]We like to encourage people to attend regularly and play a real part in the club. So we give special certificates as a reward for active participation. It's something you can put on your CV, for example.

 

W: I see. And does it cost anything to join? Is there a fee?

 

M: [9]Yes, membership costs S5 for a term but you can save a bit of money if you pay for the whole academic year. Then it's only S12, instead of S15. That doesn't include special trips. But they are subsidized by the university, so they're not too expensive. The Oxford trip only costs S10, for example.W: So, how do I go about joining?

 

M: Right, well I'll take a few details now if I may, so I can send you a welcome pack. That's got all the information you need. Then if you're happy to go ahead, perhaps you could send us a check for your membership fee.

 

W:Fine.

 

M: OK. So could I have your name please?

 

W: Maria Lanzerac.

 

M: Right. And where are you from, Maria? I should be able to tell from your accent but...

 

W: Don't worry, Most people think I'm from Australia [10]but I'm actually South African.

 

M:[10]That's somewhere I've always wanted to go! Now your address. Do you live in the city?

 

W: Yes, I'm staying at 47 March Street, Southville.

 

M: Fantastic. Well, I think that's all I need for now, Just give me a call if you've got any questions.

 

W:Thanks.Bye.

 

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