概述：此次听力考试难度偏简单，S1偏简单，场景为城市基本情况介绍，考到3个基本功，分别是年份，拼写和电话号码，其他答案词都在高频范围内， sun-cream需要注意拼写。S2难度中等，6道地图题语速较快，图中有sofa和seats出现在不同地方，要求学生能区分清楚两者，下面的四个配对题为书名和对应信息配对，录音比较好理解，要求学生知道illustration的意思。S3 偏简单，写论文为学术类话题常见场景，单选和填空的组合读题难度不大，subtopics需要注意拼写。S4关于语言学习，场景少见，但是答案词拼写简单，需要注意negative的拼写，区分好名词答案的单复数。
1.need to bring a jacket
2.can drive a car trough the desert
3.visit the Space Museum
5.address of his friend’s parents 6073 Fearnleigh drive
6.the post office was on fire in 1901
7.have a chance to watch fireworks
8.contact telephone 9286352271
9.visit the Grand Canyon by helicopter
10.need to bring sun-cream
11-16) Map Matching11 gardening book-H
12 art book (graphic)-I13 cookery-C14 biographic book-F15 children’s reading area-E16 self-helping book-A17-20) Matching17 Penny’s XXX-has good illustration18 He Hidden-based on a real story19 Orange Moon-come from and be a part ofa series20 Running Boy-award winning
可参考真题：C11 Test1 Section2; C11 Test2 Section2;
主题：论文讨论 Kathy and a student John ask the tutor something about their essays
21-25) Multiple choice 21. Kate thinks that the Essay is inappropriate ifA discuss both sidesB express too much own viewsC refers to a range of views22. Asked the books (bibliography)A there is a standard formatB ***C the title of the article should be underlined23. asked John how he thinks of the articleA incorrect ideaB analysis for more dataC the writer should do through research for his essay24. the one conclusion that the professor recommend is:A withhold their opinionB refer to title25. the tutor said that they could use the viewpoint in the articleA to quote heavily in order to get a high score of this articleB it is helpful for definition of difficult taskC there are less quotes in students’ articles26-30）Completion26. Kathy thinks it is a good essay to separate several subtopics27. the man says these articles look like reports rather than essays 28. the man thinks it is good to use as many examples as possible29. and use connectives to link his ideas30. the Professor recommends a reading
可参考真题：C11Test1Section3，C11Test4Section3，C12Test6Section3, C13Test1Section3, C13Test2Section3
主题：invention of a universal language
31 ancient languages were invented for the purposes of religion or trade32 people need a precise language to study about science development33 each word of a language was based on a picture34 language also has a close connection with numbers35 ancient people used songs to help understand languages36 people started to write letters to friends37 modern technology has a negative impact on languages38 children in a hospital learned to read in new languages conclusion39 some languages cannot show emotions40 some words were just invented by writers for entertainment
Section1: coach, airport shuttle, taxi, cab, train, subway, tube, cable car, tram, caravan, electric cars, minivan, light rail
Section2: gardening, graphic, cookery, self-helping, content, comment, author, ending, hidden, illustration, series, award
Section3: discuss, views, essay, format, data, article, definition, subtopics, report, connectives, ideas
Section4: development, revolution, bilingual, foreign, multination, common speech, lingua franca, contemporary, dictionary, advanced, knowledge
purposes, religion, people, language, development, word, friends, technology, children, conclusion, words, writers, books, conclusion, viewpoint, connectives, Penny’s, orange, moon, parents, post office, telephone, Grand Canyon
invented, precise, each, based on, close, connection, ancient, understand, started, learned, new, cannot, invented, inappropriate, incorrect, heavily, high, difficult, less, good, many
可参考真题：剑桥9——TEST4 Passage3 The Development of Museums
可参考真题：剑桥10——TEST4 Passage1 The Megafires of California
可参考真题：剑桥9——TEST2 Passage3 A Neuroscientist Reveals How to Think Differently
cultural diversity 文化多元化heritage 遗产map out 制定human civilization 人类文明spiritual civilization 精神文明destruct 破坏tear down 拆除symbol 象征inspiration 灵感abstract 抽象的
WRITING TASK 2
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Write about the following topic:
Some people think that printed books are no longer needed in a digital era because all writing can be stored electronically. Others think that printed books will still play an important role. Discuss both and give your own opinion.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
思路／提纲： 电子书： 1. 经济 - 环保 2. 传播快且广；
纸质书：1. 保留知识；2.老年人钟爱；3. 保护视力；
In the era of information technology, many traditional ways of life have turned into virtual ones, and the advent of electronic-books is a typical example. Young readers no longer restrict their reading to printed materials; instead it is common to see them reading over their mobiles or ipad screens on a bus or in the street. Consequently, some suggest that printed books have become out of date and can be substituted by their counterpart in the electronic version.
This sounds reasonable in this modern society. Despite the cut of cost on paper pulp, printing machines and transportation of products, electronic books are much economic. If we take the environmental impact into consideration, e-books would show another advantage over traditional ones which consume abundant plants. In addition, in the globalized world, easy and fast access to knowledge and information becomes increasingly significant, and this requirement can be best met by e-books which spread faster and more widely via the internet.
However, these advantages of electronic books do not necessarily mean that printed version will be completely replaced soon. Printing is a safe way of saving knowledge because it is not easy to modify the original words once they are printed on paper, which is where the authority of published paper books comes. As a traditional way of life, reading books plays an important part in the elderly population who are used to thumb a book from cover to cover. If printed books are not available any more, they would be the most frustrated group of people. There is the health issue to consider. Reading printed material is healthier than on shining screen for eyesight. Therefore, e-books are not suitable for children.
In conclusion, the fact that all writing can be stored electronically does not necessarily suggest the extinction of written books. The two forms of books can co-exist to cater for different groups of people.
Describe a popular product made in your hometown.
You should say
What the product is
What it is used for
How it is made
And explain why this product is popular
If you’re a Starbucks coffee lover or an admirer, then you’ve probably heard of Yunnan coffee, which is a very popular product in my hometown.
In 2010, Starbucks and the Chinese Government announced a partnership investing in the Yunnan coffee industry. Since then, Starbucks has increasingly purchased Yunnan coffee. Served in Starbucks Reserve stores, a cup of Yunnan coffee helps lots of white-collar workers drag through the day.
You may wonder how there can be abundant coffee production in Yunnan. Well, because of its geographical advantages. With ample rains, moist warm air and mountains in the north, my hometown perfectly protects fragile coffee plant from temperatures that are too cold.
Moreover, have you ever tasted it before? With just one sip, you could feel the delicate floral aroma with citrus fruity flavors, and brisk acidity with sugarcane sweetness. Wow, I just can’t put the cup down.
At the same time, under the cooperation with Starbucks, Yunnan coffee connects the local farmers together, bridges their friendships and partnerships, arouses their desires to invest the communities.
All in all, It’s a well-known product in our local market, and helps a huge number of farmers to feed their families.
admirer n. 喜爱者/爱慕者
announce a partnership investing in 宣布建立投资….的合作关系
coffee industry 咖啡产业
Starbucks Reserve stores星巴克殝选
drag through the day 支撑渡过一天
abundant adj. 丰富的
ample rains 充足的降水
moist warm air 潮湿温暖的空气
fragile adj. 脆弱的
sip n. 呷一口
delicate floral aroma淡淡花香
citrus fruity flavors 柑橘的果香
sugarcane sweetness 甘蔗般的甜
arouse v. 激起
What food is popular throughout the world?
I would say it’s the potato, which is popular as a result of having saved millions of people during the Great Chinese Famine, and released people from bitterness and anger. Because Potatoes are easy to plant, they can grow in tough weather, and they are easy to digest when cook.
Why do people use imported products?
Because there are a wide range of products that are highly attractive to consumers, which are not available in domestic market. Most of them differ in quality or features compared to equivalent products made at home, such as cheese, wine, and precious stones. In addition, using imported products can maximize a nation’s comparative advantage and social welfare.
Why do people living in different regions like different food?
Food is a part of culture, different types of cuisines are passed down from one generation to the next, which also serves as an expression of cultural identity. People in the north of China may prefer salty food, whereas in the south, sweet desserts are more appreciated, meanwhile, the south-east is famous for its spicy hotpot, and is said that the hotpot can give people a fiery temper, whereas the sweet cakes can give people a loving and tender character.
Do different places have their own popular products?
Definitely, yes. For example, the Qipao is one of Shanghai’s most popular product, which gives women an hourglass figure. However, Nanjing is famous for its Mao suit, which can be traced back to the Nationalist government period and was worn by the civil servants of last century. Different types of clothes can be symbolic of a certain age, social class, or cultural identity.