新视野大学英语(第二版)听说教程第四册听力原文

新视野大学英语(第二版)听说教程第四册录音文本及答案

Unit1

Understanding a Long conversation

M: There's only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that's not being talked about.

W: That was said by Oscar Wilde, wasn't it?

M: That's right. You're pretty smart.

W: I have my moments. But I'm afraid that I won't remember anything else for your test tomorrow.

M: Well, let's have a run-through. First, what can you remember about Wilde?

W: The basics, obviously — British, 19th century writer.... He was gay. Wasn't he?

M: That's right. And he actually went to jail for it.

W: Why? There must've been many gays in England at the time. Why was he singled out to be put in prison? Or, were the English throwing all gays in jail?

M: No, not everyone. But things were different for Wilde. A famous person, like him, isn't free to do what he likes. People paid more attention to his actions. There were reporters, and everything that he said and did was watched carefully. W: Yeah? It might've been better for him if he wasn't famous.

M: Maybe. But, then again, if he wasn't well-known, we might not have his wonderful stories today.

Qs:

1. What are the speakers talking about? A

2. What did Oscar Wilde say? B

3. What is the probable relationship between the speakers? A

4. Why was Oscar Wilde treated differently? C

5. What can be inferred from the conversation? B

Unit2

Understanding a Long conversation

M: Look at you, all dressed up in a bowler hat, looking all dapper like Charlie Chaplin. It's not Halloween, though. Are you going to leave the house looking like that?

W: Would you believe that I'm going to a party?

M: If there was a party tonight, I would've heard about it by now. So what's the deal?

W: I'm auditioning for a film. I thought, well, this look worked well for Chaplin.

M: So you thought it'd work for you. I don't think much of that idea.

W: Why not? Chaplin got a lot of success because of his Little Tramp costume. And I've copied it exactly.

M: Chaplin did very well - but that's because the look was original. He didn't copy anyone in Hollywood.

W: But look, I'm a woman, a woman dressed like Chaplin. That's original, isn't it?

M: I'm afraid not. I'm pretty sure that I've seen other women do the same thing. If you really want to succeed like Chaplin did, you should do what he did. Try to invent and develop something people haven't seen before.

W: I guess you're right. I'll go back up to my room and change.

1. What are the speakers talking about? D

2. Why is the woman dressed like Chaplin? A

3. What can be inferred from the conversation? B

4. Besides "be original", what advice does the man have for the woman? B

5. Where is the conversation taking place? A

Unit 3

Understanding a Long conversation

M: There's a check in your mailbox from the government. It almost looks like a benefit check.

W: That's because it is a benefit check. I've been getting benefits from the government for the last 20 or so years on account of my condition.

M: Condition? I didn't know anything was wrong with you.

W: You're kidding, right? We've been friends for 30 years, and you didn't know my condition?

M: Is it that you haven't had a job for the last 25 years?

W: I haven't had a job in 40 years, my whole life - because I'm blind!

M: You're blind? You never told me this!

W: I shouldn't have to tell you. You should be smart enough to know! Why do you think I have a dog leading me around all the time?

M: You're an animal lover?

W: Ugh! Why do you think I wear sunglasses all the time?

M: I thought you were just being cool.

1. What are the speakers talking about? A

2. How long have the speakers been friends? B

3. What do we know about the woman? D

4. What should be a clear hint of the woman's condition? C

5. What can be inferred from the conversation? B

Unit 4

Passage

The 'Information highfway

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the 'Information superhighways the ?Interweb' the .■Internet

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',, all of these words have

come to identify the same thing - the widespread connection of computers and information froiti around the world. And as our understanding of this connection has changed, so too have the terms we've used to describe it.

The information highway was a term used especially in the 1990s to describe the Internet, The official project was dubbed the National Information Infrastructure and went beyond the interconnectivity of just computers; the scope broadened to include all types of data transmissions between a plethora of places, people, and devices. It is often associated with the United States politician and former vice president Al Gore, who promoted funding

for programs that led to aspects of the development of the internet. Although its currency was wider than imereliy Gore - many policy organizations made pronouncements about the so- called information highway oir the variant information superhighway. Both terms are used less frequently now that for many people the internet has become a less abstract and more concrete thing; the highway analogy, though usefii and apt, has perhaps served its purpose.

1 What is the passage about?

2,

What was the official name of the Internet project?

3,

What was All Gore's role in starting the Internet?

4,

What

can

we know from the passage?

5,

What does the speaker have to say about the term 'Information highway

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?

Unit 6

Understanding a Passage

Some people complain about what they see as hypocrisy in society. White-collar criminals, people who commit business crimes, are punished less severely than are blue-collar criminals, people who commit crimes such as assault and mugging. I, however, think there is a sensible reason for the difference.

A reason for differential treatment might be the fact that, all other things being equal, criminal penalties tend to be more related to the degree of physical force or violence involved than to the monetary loss. Because white-collar crimes are usually committed by people with opportunities that do not require violence, they are far less likely to get severe penalties. For example, someone who mugs a victim on the street by threatening to knife him is very likely to be punished with a more severe sentence than an inside trader who cheats shareholders out of million dollars. This doesn't seem so wrona to me.

1. W hat is the speaker talking about? C

2. What is the relationship between crime and punishment? D

3. What can be inferred from the speaker? D

4. A ccording to the speaker, which of the following people will be treated most severely? A

5. What does the speaker think about the different methods of law enforcement? B

Unit 7

Understanding a Passage

Genetic Technologies Limited, also called GTG, is a biotechnology company, pursuing commercial opportunities in three main areas of activity: out-licensing its non-coding patents globally, expanding its genetic service-testing business in the Asia-Pacific Region, and supporting certain research projects in which the Company is already involved. On June 30, 2005, its subsidiaries included the wholly owned Gene Type Pty. Ltd., the wholly owned Simons Gene Type Diagnostics Pty. Ltd., the wholly owned Gene Type AG, the wholly owned Gene Type Corporation, the 75.8%-owned Gtech International Resources Limited, the 65%-owned ImmunAid Pty. Ltd., the wholly owned Silbase Scientific Services Pty. Ltd., the wholly owned Genetic Technologies Corporation Pty. Ltd., and the 50.1 %-owned AgGenomics Pty.Ltd. GTG has operations in Australia, Canada, and Switzerland.

For the fiscal year ended on June 30, 2005, Genetic Technologies Limited revenues totaled $7.2M, up from 2.6M. Net losses rose by 19% to $5.7M. Revenues reflect increased sales in biotechnology segment, higher income from service testing and increased returns from licenses. Higher loss reflects increased service testing expenses, higher research & development expenses, an increase in patent & license fees and higher general & administrative expenses.

1. What is the passage about?

2. What do we know from the passage?

3. How much of Gtech International Resources Limited does GTG own?

4. What was the amount of profit in 2005?

5. What, in part, led to higher loss?1—5 C C D B B

Unit 9

Understanding a Long Conversation

M: Disneyland, Disneyland, Disneyland...

W: You think you could keep it down back there?

M: I don't think so. I can't remember ever being so excited about anything.

W: That's what you said when you were going to Tokyo and Hong Kong. Honestly, every time we're in a car going

somewhere, you say that you can't remember ever being so excited about going there.

M: And I mean it, every time. But this time I REALL Y mean it. The rides, the games, the food, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck! Donald Duck! I'm going to see Donald Duck!

W: Is that what you're looking forward to the most?

M: Totally! When we get there, you're gonna have to take my photo with him, OK?

W: Yeah, I suppose. But it's just a guy in a suit. I mean, it's not a real duck.

M: I know. I'm not stupid. Give me a break - Pm just so excited -- anyway, it's good to be a kid sometimes and this is something I've dreamt about since I was a small kid.

1. What is happening in the conversation?

2. What has the man seen before?

3. What is the man looking forward to the most?

4. What can be inferred from the conversation?

5. Where is the conversation probably taking place?

1—5 D A B B A

Unit 10

Long conversation

M:I’m so much smarter than you are, I just don't know why you...

W:Wait, what? You think you're smarter than I am?

M:Well,I think that's more or less a given. An IQ test would clearly show that...

An IQ test?

M:Let me finish,cannot saying that I'm better than you, just that I have a higher intelligence than you, and an IQ test would show that. I mean, you're not going to say that your IQ is higher than mine, are you?

W:Of course not! But I have real doubts about what you consider intelligence. Ask Mom and Dad who they think will do best in life and you’ll see. I just hope their answer doesn't offend you,

M: Our parents always favor you. But what do you mean?

W: I mean that they have a different idea about what makes for success. True, you probably do have a higher IQ. However, you are severely lacking in something called EQ, which shows emotional intelligence. Face it, you are uncaring, temperame ntal, and all-together stupid as far as using your emotions go. And you think you're smarter than me? Bah! 8

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