英语四级

2014年12月英语四级真题听力原文:短文(新东方在线版)

时间:2014-12-20 16:38:59  作者:刘杨  来源:新东方  查看:12  评论:0
内容摘要: 【短对话听力原文】1. M: take a look at this cater. Maybe we can find some gifts for Jean’s new house.W: Ok, but remember we can afford a ...
 【短对话听力原文】
1. M: take a look at this cater. Maybe we can find some gifts for Jean’s new house.
W: Ok, but remember we can afford a lot.
Q: what does the woman mean?

2. W: I am absolutely going nowhere about this statistics.
M: How about going through them with you?
Q: what does the man mean?

3. M: are you just starting the record, aren’t you ? Let’s begin on Page 55.
W: Sorry. I am afraid I can begin right now.
Q: What mean from the conversation?

4. W: remember. Carl’s arriving is at 226
W: thanks to reminding me. I thought it would be sometime in July.
Q: what are the speakers talking about?

5. M: please excuse me for not attending the meeting yesterday. I am afraid I forgot to check the schedule.
W: that’s all right. We have to rearrange the meeting at weekend. And everything went wrong.
Q:what does it mean from the conversation.
6. W: I didn’t fall sleep at least to 5 tomorrow.
Q: what do we learn from the conversation?

7. ,M: I got some bad news today. The star we are in is going to fall
W: I am going to let you go.
Q: What does the woman want to know?

8 W: what’s wrong? You smell like a fish.
M:......
Q: what’s man mean?

【短文理解听力原文】

Passage 1

Body language, especially gestures, varies among cultures. For example, a node of the head means “yes” to most of us. But in Bulgaria and Greece a node means “no” and a shake of the head means “yes”. Likewise, a sign for OK, forming a circle with our forefinger and thumb, means zero in France and money in Japan. Waving or pointing to an Arab business person would be considered rude because that is how Arabs call their dogs over. Folded arms signal pride in Finland, but disrespect in Fiji. The number of bows that the Japanese exchange on greeting each other, as well as the length and the depth of the bows, signals the social status each party feels towards each other. Italians might think your bored unless you use a lot of gestures during discussions. Many American men sit with their legs crossed with one ankle resting over the opposite knee. However, this would be considered an insult in Muslim countries, where one will never show the sole of the foot to a gust. Likewise, Americans consider eye contact very important, often not trusting someone who is afraid to look at you in the eye. But in Japan and many Latin American countries, keeping the eyes lowered is a sign of respect. To look apart in the eye is considered a sign of ill breeding and is felt to be annoying.

Q16: What gesture do Bulgarians and Greeks use to express negative responses?

Q17: What is likely to offend Arab business people?

Q18: What is considered impolite in Muslim countries?
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