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Directions： Listen to a long conversation and choose the best answer to each question you hear.
A. Some famous movies.B. People in a war.C. The history of war.D. A battle station. 7)
A. In 1999.B. In 1978.C. In 1983.D. In 2005. 8)
A. The last group of episodes coming out before the first group.B. A man, like the one in the movie, who wears a black suit.C. A battle station that has the ability to destroy a planet.D. A group of movies that seems confusing to people. 9)
A. Darth Vader.B. Han Solo.C. Princess Leia.D. Luke Skywalker. 10)
A. The man was influenced by Star Wars.B. The man is exciting.C. The man likes Star Wars.D. The man has a new hope for movie history. 参考答案：
6) A 7) A 8) A 9) D 10) C 听力文本：
M: You've seen Star Wars, haven't you?
W: Which one? I think there are 6 Star Wars movies.
M: Yeah. Episodes IV through VI were released from 1977 to 1983. And I through III were released from 1999 to 2005.
W: The first three were put out after the last three? That's kind of confusing. M: Yeah, but it's not totally uncommon.
W: OK, in the one that I saw a man in a black suit... M: Darth Vader.
W: Um, yeah, that's right – Darth Vader. He is in a large, round battle station that destroys a planet. And a hero... M: Luke Skywalker.
W: Whatever. He leaves his home to fight against this station.
M: And there's a roguish pilot, Han Solo, and a princess, Leia. You're describing Episode IV, sometimes called, A New Hope. W: So what did you think about it?
M: The film is one of the most influential in movie history. What did I think? It's exciting, and everyone likes it a lot.
Q 6: What are the speakers talking about? Q 7: When did people see Episode I?
Q 8: What is \ Q 9: Who leaves home to fight against the station? Q 10: What can be inferred from the passage?
Directions： Listen to a short passage and choose the best answer to each question you hear.
A. The plays of the 1930s.B. The life of a writer.C. Death of A Salesman.D. The \ 12)
A. To speak on society and politics.B. To establish the American tradition.C. To win Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize.D. To cause trouble for a US senator. 13)
A. 1957.B. 1949.C. 1961.D. 1964. 14)
A. His short stories.B. His essays.C. His plays.D. His novels. 15)
A. Miller was known for being un-American.B. Miller once ran for Senator.C. Miller wrote the screenplay for The Misfits with his wife.D. Miller was a more productive playwright when he was younger. 参考答案：
11) B 12) A 13) A 14) C 15) D 听力文本：
Playwright Arthur Miller wrote 1949's Death of A Salesman and 1953's The Crucible. Miller grew up in New York City and began writing plays in the 1930s, while still a student at the University of Michigan. After graduating he returned to New York and wrote plays for the stage and for radio. Miller's plays addressed social and political issues and helped establish the American tradition of the \man\as a tragic hero. Death of A Salesman won three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize and made Miller internationally famous. In the 1950s Miller ran into trouble with House Un-American Activities Committee, and in 1957 he was convicted of contempt of Congress. However, the conviction was later overturned. During his long career, Miller wrote novels, essays and short stories and was one of the most celebrated playwrights in America. He was also married to Marilyn Monroe, for whom he wrote the screenplay to 1961's The Misfits. His other plays include 1955's A View From the Bridge, 1964's After the Fall and 1994's Broken Glass.
Q 11: What is the passage about?
Q 12: What was the aim of Miller's plays?
Q 13: When was Miller convicted of contempt? Q 14: What was Miller most famous for?
Q 15: What can be inferred from the passage?
Directions： Listen to a short passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, listen for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, fill in the blanks with the exact words you hear. When the passage is read for the third time, check what you have written.
In many ways, his life is as interesting as his work. And, of course, many of his books and stories were based on his personal experience. Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899. He was the son of a doctor. And it was his father who first introduced him to the outdoor life – 16) hunting , fishing, sports, all those things that he loved so much. When he was in high school, he played on the 17) baseball and football teams, but he also began to write. In 1925, he 18) published his first collection of short stories, called In Our Time. Most of the stories were really about his 19) childhood . A year later, his first two 20) novels appeared – Torrents of Spring and The Sun Also Rises. The second book was about that lonely, 21) hopeless \generation\of America that he knew in Europe. Three years later, his fourth novel, A Farewell to Arms, made him famous throughout the world. This love story was about an American 22) ambulance driver and a British nurse. In 1952, he wrote a short novel which is one of his best: The Old Man and the Sea. The book tells the story of an old Cuban fisherman, but is really about man 23) against nature . For this book, he won the Pulitzer Prize. And two years later, he received the 24) Nobel prize (Nobel Prize) for Literature. In 1961, sick and unable to live the active life he loved, Hemingway killed himself with one of his own shotguns. So ended the life of the man who has had one of 25) the greatest influences on American literature in this century.