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摘要: 2015年6月英语六级真题

Part I                           Writing                          (30 minutes)

Directions: For this part,  you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying"Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it. " You can give an example or two to illustrate your point of view. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.                                                                                                             



Part                Listening  Comprehension                    (30 minutes)

Section A

Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each

conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A., B., C. and D ), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.


1. A. Prepare for his exams.                       

B. Catch up on his work.  

C. Attend the concert.

D. Go on a vacation.

2. A. Three crew members were involved in the incident.

B. None of the hijackers carried any deadly weapons.

C. The plane had been scheduled to fly to Japan.

D. None of the passengers were injured or killed.

3. A. An article about the election.                 

B. A tedious job to be done.  

C. An election campaign.                   

D. A fascinating topic.

4. A. The restaurant was not up to the speakers' expectations.

B. The restaurant places many ads in popular magazines.

C. The critic thought highly of the Chinese restaurant.

D. Chinatown has got the best restaurants in the city.

5. A. He is going to visit his mother in the hospital.

B. He is going to take on a new job next week.

C. He has many things to deal with right now.

D. He behaves in a way nobody understands.

6. A. A large number of students refused to vote last night.

B. At least twenty students are needed to vote on an issue.

C. Major campus issues had to be discussed at the meeting.

D. More students have to appear to make their voice heard.

7. A. The woman can hardly tell what she likes.

B. The speakers like watching TV very much.

C. The speakers have nothing to do but watch TV.

D. The man seldom watched TV before retirement.

8. A. The woman should have registered earlier.

B. He will help the woman solve the problem.

C ) He finds it hard to agree with what the woman says.

D. The woman will be able to attend the classes she wants.

Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

9. A. Persuade the man to join her company.        

B. Employ the most up-to-date technology.

C. Export bikes to foreign markets.

D. Expand their domestic business.

10. A. The state subsidizes small and medium enterprises.

B. The government has control over bicycle imports.

C. They can compete with the best domestic manufacturers.

D. They have a cost advantage and can charge higher prices.

11. A. Extra costs might eat up their profits abroad.

B. More workers will be needed to do packaging.

C. They might lose to foreign bike manufacturers.

D. It is very difficult to find suitable local agents.

12. A. Report to the management.                

B. Attract foreign investments.

C. Conduct a feasibility study               

D. Consult financial experts.

Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

13. A. Coal burnt daily for the comfort of our homes.

B. Anything that can be used to produce power.

C. Fuel refined from oil extracted from underground.

D. Electricity that keeps all kinds of machines running.

14. A. Oil will soon be replaced by alternative energy sources.

B. Oil reserves in the world will be exhausted in a decade.

C. Oil consumption has given rise to many global problems.

D. Oil production will begin to decline worldwide by 2025.

15. A. Minimize the use of fossil fuels.              

B. Start developing alternative fuels.   

C. Find the real cause for global warming.

D. Take steps to reduce the greenhouse effect.

Section B

Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A ), B ),  C. and D ).  Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 71 with a single line through the centre.


Passage One

Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.

16. A. The ability to predict fashion trends.         

B. A refined taste for artistic works.  

C. Years of practical experience.

D. Strict professional training.

17. A. Promoting all kinds of American hand-made specialties.

B. Strengthening cooperation with foreign governments.

C. Conducting trade in art works with dealers overseas.

D. Purchasing handicrafts from all over the world.

18. A. She has access to fashionable things.          

B. She is doing what she enjoys doing.  

C. She can enjoy life on a modest salary.

D. She is free to do whatever she wants.

Passage Two

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.

19. A. Join in neighborhood patrols.                     

B. Get involved in his community.  

C. Voice his complaints to the city council.

D. Make suggestions to the local authorities.

20. A. Deterioration in the quality of life.                

B. Increase of police patrols at night.   

C. Renovation of the vacant buildings.

D. Violation of community regulations.

21. A. They may take a long time to solve.              

B. They need assistance from the city.     

C. They have to be dealt with one by one.

D. They are too big for individual efforts.

22. A. He had got some groceries at a big discount.

B. He had read a funny poster near his seat.

C. He had done a small deed of kindness.

D. He had caught the bus just in time.

Passage Three

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.

23. A. Childhood and healthy growth.                   

B. Pressure and heart disease.      

C. Family life and health.

D. Stress and depression.

24. A. It experienced a series of misfortunes.             

B. It was in the process of reorganization.  

C. His mother died of a sudden heart attack.

D. His wife left him because of his bad temper.

25. A. They would give him a triple bypass surgery.       

B. They could remove the block in his artery.  

C. They could do nothing to help him.

D. They would try hard to save his life.

Section C

Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time,you should listen carefully for its general idea.  When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the exact words you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.


     When most people think of the word "education," they think of a pupil as a sort of animate sausage casing. Into this empty casing, the teachers   26    stuff "education."

     But genuine education, as Socrates knew more than two thousand years ago, is not    27    the stuffings of information into a person, but rather eliciting knowledge from him; it is the    28    of what is in the mind.

     "The most important part of education," once wrote William Ernest Hocking, the   29    Harvard philosopher, "is this instruction of a man in what he has inside of him. And, as Edith Hamilton has reminded us, Socrates never said, "I know, learn from me." He said, rather, "Look into your own selvers and find the   30    of truth that God has put into every heart, and that only you can kindle (点燃) to a   31."

      In a dialogue, Socrates takes an ignorant slave boy, without a day of    32, and proves to the amazed observers that the boy really "knows" geometry--because the principles of geometry are already in his mind, waiting to be called out.

      So many of the discussions and   33    about the content of education are useless and inconclusive because they   34    what should "go into" the student rather than with what should be taken out, and how this can best be done.

      The college student who once said to me, after a lecture, "I spend so much time studying that I don't have a chance to learn anything," was clearly expressing his    35    with the sausage-casing view of education.


Part III                   Reading  Comprehension                   (40 minutes)

Section A

Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making your choices. Each choice in the bank is identified by a letter. Please mark the corresponding letter for each item on ,Answer Street 2 with a single line through the centre. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.

Questions 36 to 45 are based on the following passage.

      Innovation, the elixir (灵丹妙药 ) of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution hand weavers were   36    aside by the mechanical loom. Over the past 30 years the digital

 revolution has   37    many of the mid-skill jobs that supported 20th-century middle-class life. Typists,ticket agents, bank tellers and many production-line jobs have been dispensed with, just as the weavers were.

      For those who believe that technological progress has made the world a better place, such disruption is a natural part of rising   38. Although innovation kills some jobs, it creates new and better ones, as a more   39    society becomes richer and its wealthier inhabitants demand more goods and services. A hundred years ago one in three American workers was   40    on a farm. Today less than 2% of them produce far more food. The millions freed from the land were not rendered   41, but found better- paid work as the economy grew more sophisticated. Today the pool of secretaries has   42, but there are ever more computer programmers and web designers.

      Optimism remains the right starting-point, but for workers the dislocating effects of technology may make themselves evident faster than its   43. Even if new jobs and wonderful products emerge, in the short term income gaps will widen, causing huge social dislocation and perhaps even changing politics.

Technology's   44    will feel like a tornado (旋风), hitting the rich world first, but    45 sweeping through poorer countries too. No government is prepared for it.


A. benefits         F) jobless                    K) rhythm

B. displaced        G) primarily                 L) sentiments

C. employed        H) productive                M) shrunk

D. eventually       I) prosperity                 N) swept

E) impact           J) responsive                O) withdrawn

Section B

Directions: In this section, you are going to read a passage with ten statements attached to it. Each statement contains information given in one of the paragraphs.  Identify the paragraph from which the information is derived. You may choose a paragraph more than once. Each paragraph is marked with a letter. Answer the questions by marking the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2.

                     Why the Mona Lisa Stands Out

  A. Have you ever fallen for a novel and been amazed not to find it on lists of great books? Or walked around a sculpture renowned as a classic, struggling to see what the fuss is about? If so, you've probably pondered the question a psychologist, James Cutting, asked himself: How does a work of art come to be considered great?

  B. The intuitive answer is that some works of art are just great: of intrinsically superior quality. The paintings that win prime spots in galleries, get taught in classes and reproduced in books are the ones that have proved their artistic value over time. If you can't see they're superior, that's your problem.

    It's an intimidatingly neat explanation. But some social scientists have been asking awkward questions of it, raising the possibility that artistic canons (名作目录) are little more than fossilised historical accidents.

  C. Cutting, a professor at Cornell University, wondered if a psychological mechanism known as the "mere-exposure effect" played a role in deciding which paintings rise to the top of the cultural league. Cutting designed an experiment to test his hunch (直觉). Over a lecture course he regularly showed undergraduates works of impressionism for two seconds at a time. Some of the paintings were canonical, included in art-history books. Others were lesser known but of comparable quality. These were exposed four times as often. Afterwards, the students preferred them to the canonical works, while a control group of students liked the canonical ones best. Cutting's students had grown to like