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PART I ???DICTATION

Emotional Reaction to Music

No matter who you are, where you live, / or what your cultural background is, / people get some pleasure from listening to their favorite music. / However, some people are simply not capable of enjoying music. / This is not because they can’t experience pleasure at all. / They don’t have trouble hearing music properly, either. / Instead, they’re just indifferent to music. / Researchers have conducted studies to find out / why some people have no emotional reaction to music. / However, despite their efforts, the mystery remains.

PART II ?LISTENING COMPREHENSION

SECTION A? TALK

1.?seven

2.?sounds

3.?cognitive

4.?a?sound?changes

5.?six-month-old

6.?discriminate?the?

7.?their?first?birthda

8.?totally?equivalen

9.?incredible?differe

10.?taking?statistics

SECTION B? CONVERSATIONS

Conversation One

1. According?to?the?man,?what?is?a?British?characteristic?

答案:C. The British are unable to speak a foreign language.

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2. What?is?the?second?most-spoken?language?in?the?UK?

答案:B. Polish.

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3. Why?was?the?1,000?Words?Campaign?launched?

答案:A. To help improve international trade.

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4.According?to?the?man,?which?is?not?considered?an?advantage?of?learning?a?foreign?language?

答案:D. It makes you work hard.

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5. What’s?the?most?probable?relationship?between?the?man?and?the?woman?

答案:B. Schoolmates.

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Conversation Two

6. According?to?Alice,?what?is?a?phobia?

答案:A. An unreasonable fear.

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7. What?are?the?chances?of?getting?knocked?off?one’s?bicycle?and?killed?in?a?one-mile?journey?

答案:C. One in fourteen million.

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8. What?kind?of?event?do?people?tend?to?worry?about?

答案:B. Catastrophic events.

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9. Which?may?involve?a?chronic?risk?

答案:D. Smoking cigarettes.

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10. Why?do?some?people?enjoy?risks?

答案:A. They get pleasure from risks.

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PART III ?LANGUAGE USAGE

11. C. is believed to have been

12.?D.?has been maintaining

13. B. otherwise

14. C. hazy blue Virginia

15. A. the evil

16. D. are of war

17. A. its most basic

18. C. to reveal an undesirable consequence

19. B. Jim turned to speak to the person standing behind?him.

20. A. a hypothesis

21. C. trial

22. B. Arguably

23. C. offset

24. D. recollection

25. B. constitutes

26. D. extra

27. A. filed

28. D. wreck

29. C. countless

30. D. maritime

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PART IV ?CLOZE

31. M. unknown

32. B. automatically

33. F. kind

34. I. one

35. C. couple

36. N. virtue

37. E. indebtedness

38. D. goes

39. O. widespread

40. L. subscribe

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PART V ?READING COMPREHENSION

SECTION A? MUTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS

41. D. successful competition is essential in American society

42. B. Cause and effect.

43. C. Sarcastic.

44. A. They would enjoy a much larger readership.

45. D. Awards ceremonies are held for all sorts of reasons.

46. C. source of funding

47. B. promote market rather than achievements

48. C. Her sister Josephine told her.

49. B. sat in an armchair all the time

50. A. She was indifferent now.

SECTION B? SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS

51. Individual freedom.

52. Some awards aren’t rewards for real achievements.

53.?Some awards for sports fail to achieve positive social effects.

54.?Her mood changed from distress to excitement and joy.

55. The real cause was her extreme disappointment.

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PART VI ?WRITING

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注:本文转自星火英语专四专八微信公众号,最终答案以专四真题试卷为准。