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2010年下半年商务英语中级考试模拟试题及答案
.READING
  
PART ONE
  
Questions 1-7
  
. Read these sentences and the three company plans below.
  
. Which company does each sentence describe?
  
. For each sentence mark one letter(A ,B or C)on your Answer Sheet.
  
Example
  
To combine its operations in different parts of the world will save a lot of money for the company.
  
Answer: B
  
1. The company has businesses in four continents of the world.
  
2. The company has appointed a new manager in charge of medicines.
  
3. New automobiles will be developed in its program centers.
  
4. A reform is being carried out in its organizations.
  
5. Goods for hair protection makes a lot of money for the company.
  
6. It tries to be more ready to meet the needs of the customers.
  
7. The company is made up of fourteen subcompanies all over the world.
  
A . FORD
  
To save up to $ 3 billion a year, Ford is merging its manufacturing, sales, and product development operations in North America and Europe-and eventually in Lation America and Asia. And in a move toward a more horizontal organization the company is setting up five program centers with worldwide responsibility in develop new cars and trucks.
  
B. IBM
  
Big Blue is reorganizing its marketing and sales operations into 14 worldwide industry groups ,such as banking ,retail ,and insurance. In moving away from an organization based on geography, IBM hopes to eliminate turf wars and make itself more responsive to customers.
  
C. BMS
  
Bristol-Meyers Squibb is revamping its consumer business by appointing a new chief responsible for its worldwide consumer medicines business such as Bufferin and Excedrin. The
  
11, 400 million U. S. dollars drug company also has formed a new unit with worldwide
  responsibility for its Clairol and other hair-care products.
PART TWO
  
Questions 8-12
  
. Read this proposal about the CPT Word Processor.
  
. Choose the best sentence from the list A-I to fill each of the blanks.
  
. For each blank ( 8 -12) mark one letter(A -I)on your Answer Sheet.
  
. De not mark any letter twice.
  
. One answer has been given as an example.
  
15 June 1993
  
Ms. Martha Weston
  
Word Processing Supervisor
  
ABC Company
  
Post Office Box 1072
  
28 King’s Street London
  
Dear Ms. Weston.
  
Performance of the Cpt Equipment
  
I’m Pleased to tell you about our experience with the CPT Word Processor as you requested recently... ...example ... .. I assume you have looked at several machines and have narrowed down your choices. Here are my observations.
  
An approach to adopting word processors
  
Eighteen months ago we adopted CPT equipment on limited scale with the idea in mind that we could gradually get rid of electric typewriters as we became familiar with the word processor. ...... 8 ......The stations are actually in pairs so each pair can share a common printer...... 9......
  
We use the equipment as dedicated word processors, although we do have the ability to link up with our computer installation.
  
The step-at-a-time development of our word-processing center has, we think, saved us money and training time. ......10......
  
Performance
  
In terms of performance , the CPT equipment is excellent. ... ...11.. ...Moreover our service contract and warranty have covered all maintenance costs.
  
We have software packages that check spelling and signal when a mistake occure. ...... 12 .....Using both printers , we recently prepared 1200 individually typed form letter mailings a under four hours. We have no complaint about our preparation of executive reports.
  
Example: I
  
A So it works very well and has so many different functions.
  
B Also it has reduced the confusion that exists about buying software packages .
  
C The train stops at each station for only fifteen minutes.
  
D We began with two work stations and now have four.
  
E Our routine letters are prepared from disc-stored masters.
  
F The Rotary W printer with a speed of 45 characters a second can easily handle two input stations.
  
G In contrast ,its size and weight are ideal for carrying.
  
H We have not yet experienced mechanical problems so far.
  I We are pleased with its performance and multi-functions.
 
PART THREE
  
Questions 13-20
  
. Read this text about the problem of Barclays Bank.
  
The New Look
  
When Sir John Quinton, then chairman of Barclays Bank, was given his marching orders last April, Britain’s biggest bank thought it had found the scapegoat for its sudden fall from grace and profits ,Andrew Buxton, the bank’s managing director and an offspring of its founding families ,was a pointed chairman and chief executive ,with effect from January 1st of next year. It seemed a glorious victory for good business management. Is the problem solve do Certainly not.
  
1. No sooner had Mr. Buxton been appointed chairman and chief executive than big
  
shareholders and quite a few board members began quietly to question his ability to do both jobs at once. Now ,weeks before he is due to move up ,the questions are louder. Many wish the bank had seized the opportunity Lasy April to separate the two top posts. And privately. Some wonder whether Mr. Buxton is the right man for either one. What started as a thoroughly British Whispering Campaign has assumed much bigger dimensions..
  
2. Mr. Buxton has suffered it all ,but in truth he has no way out. After weeks of talking to shareholders and discussing with his non-executive directors ,he has accepted that Barclays will separate the top jobs sometimes in the future. How7 He says that there has been no formal discussion of it in the boardroom.
  
3. Formally or informally, it has been agreed that Mr. Buxton will not be moved from his chairmanship, and that Barclays must find a strong chief executive. Opinions differ as to whether this person should be chosen from inside or outside the bank. Several board members believe that there is no ideal candidate inside Barclays.
  
4. Neither shareholders nor non-executive directors want to wait long. If the right candidate can be found, the bank could combine the announcement of a new appointment with its annual results at the end of March. Mr Buxton stressed the importance of getting this next step right, particularly since any appointment will mean overturning a management reorganization that was announced only eight months ago.
  
Questions 13-16
  
. For questions 13- 16 ,choose the correct title for each paragraph from the box below.
  
. For each paragraph(l-4) mark one letter (A-G) on your Answer Sheet.
  
. De not mark any letter twice.
  
13. Paragraph 1 . . . . . . . . . .
  
14. Paragraph 2 . . . . . . . . . .
  
l5. Paragraph 3 . . . . . . . . . .
  
16. Paragraph 4 . . . . . . . . . .
  
A Problems facing Mr. Buxton
  
B Proposals for candidates of the chief executive
  
C Lack of ideal candidate inside Barclays
  
D Buxton’s agreement to give up one of his two top jobs
  
E Doubts about Buxton’s ability for two top jobs
  
F Anxieties about choosing the right candidates
  
G Objections to Buxton’s ideas
  
Questions 17-20
  
. Using the information in the text ,complete each sentence 17- 20 ,with a phrase from the list below (A-G)
  
. For each sentence (17-20) mark one letter(A-G) on your Answer Sheet.
  
. Do not mark any letter twice.
  
17. Mr. Buxton is persuaded that the bank needs to. . . . . .
  
18. if they can find the right candidate ,they could. . . . . .
  
19. Mr..Buxton will retain his chairmanship ,and the bank must. . . . . .
  
20. At the news of Mr. Buxton’s appointment ,many people started to. . . . . .
  
combine the news of the appointment with its annual results.
  
B believe no suitable candidates can be found in the bank.
  
C question his ability to hold two leading positions.
  
D find a very able chief executive.
  
E mean overturning a management reorganization. .
  
F differ as to the sources for the right candidate.
  G separate the two top jobs sometime later.
PART FOUR
  
Questions 21 -35
  
. Read this text about an Italian car company.
  
. Choose the best word to fi71 each gap.
  
. For each question(21 -35) mark one letter (A ,B ,C or D) on your Answer Sheet.
  
. One answer has been given as an example.
  
Gianni Agnelli ,Chairman of Fiat , Italy’s largest private industrial corporation ,is known in Italy as the lawyer ,because he trained in law at Turin University. ... ...example......he has never practiced , his training may soon be useful. On April 17th Mr. Agnelli admitted to a group of Italian industrialists in Venice ...... 21...... Fiat had been ...... 22 ...... in some corruptions in Italy. On April 21st, Fiat’s lawyers and Cesare Romiti , its managing director , met Milan magistrates to ...... 23 ...... the firm’s involvement in bribery to win business from state-owned companies.
  
Fiat is not the ...... 24 ...... Italian company caught up in Italy’s increasing Political corruption scandal. According to the latest figure ,some 200 businessmen and politicians were sitting in prison ... ... 25 ... ... a result of judicial inquiries into kickbacks paid to politicians by firms. Hundreds more are still ... ... influence of Fiat, ......27...... sales are equal to 4/00 of Italy’s home product ,the scandal at the company has ... . .. 28 ... ...the industrial establishment.
  
Though neither Mr. Agnelli ....,. 29 ...... Mr. Romiti has been ...... 30...... of wrongdoing, several other senior Fiat managers have allegedly been involved in paying kickbacks to win state-owned contracts. ...... 31 ...... arrested include Francesco Mattiol , Fiat’s finance director , and Antonio Moscon , the ... ... 32 ... ... head of its Toro insurance branch. ... ... 33... ...men have been ... ...34... ... about their previous roles on the board of Cogefar-Impresit, Fiat’s construction subsidiary. Last May, Enzo Papi admitted paying a 1.5 million-dollar bribe for a contract , . .. ... 35 ... ... to Milan’s underground.
  
Example
  
A Though B That C Because D What
  
Answer D
  
21. A what B that C when D if
  
22. A involved B connected C related D done
  
23. A talk B say C speak D discuss
  
24. A one B single C worst D only
  
25. A as B for C with D after
  
26. A in B under C at D on
  
27. A who B which C whose D its
  
28. A rocked B ruined C damaged D destroyed
  
29. A or B also C and D nor
  
30. A accused B charged C criticized D blamed
  
31. A Who B Those C He D That
  
32. A old B former C late D last
  
33.A Either B All C Every D Both
  
34. A solved B answered C questioned D replied
  35. A contracted B related C connected D communicated
 
PART FIVE
  Section A
  
Questions 36-40
  
.Read this text
  
.In most of lines(36-40) there is one extra word which does not fit in. One or two lines, however, are correct.
  
.If the line is correct, put a tick(√)in the space on your Answer Sheet.
  
.If there is an extra word in the line, write that word in the space on your Answer Sheet.
  
Example:
  
Most of the world’s business in marine insurance is centred ....√....
  
in London though whatever there one other important markets ....whatever....
  
REQUIREMENTS FOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
  
Ph.d. or equivalent in economics. In addition to the degree, applicants
  
36. beyond entry level must have to have post Ph.D. experience that
  
37. demonstrates strong applied economics background and analytical
  
38. skill for solving problems solutions; research competence in the area of
  
39. resources, microeconomic development. Applicants must be able articulate.
  
40. have strong writing abilities, have ability to communicate well and that work
  
successfully in a multinational research setting.
  
Section B
  
Questions 41-45
  
. A Swiss student has written a piece of description of a new watch.
  
. In each line there is one wrong word.
  
. For each numbered line(41-45 ) write the correct word in the space on your Answer Sheet.
  
Example :
  
Your watch will be a masterpiece ,reflected your value. . . . reflecting. . . . .
  
For more than a century any a half, Patek Phillippe has been known
  
41. as the finest watch in the world. The reason is simple that this
  
42. Watch is made differently. It is made by using technologies that
  
43. other have lost or forgotten. If a particularly patek phillippe
  
44. movement needs four years of continuous work to bring to perfect,
  
45. we will teke four years The result will be a watch that is unlikely any other
  watches you have ever seen.
 
.WRITING
  
PART ONE
  
Question 46
  
Mr. Lee is going to buy a large amount of electronic components from your company. He also shows an interest in your company’s PCX phone machine, which is in the charge of Mr. Angus Beard, your colleague. Mr. Lee would like to bring 10 samples and some brochures back home to make a trial sale.
  
. Write a short note to Mr. Angus Beard ,one of your colleagues.
  
. Tell him the fact that Mr. Lee is interested in PCX phone.
  
. Mention the number he wants to have.
  
. suggest their direct contact.
  
. Write 30-40 words on your Answer Sheet.
  
PART TWO .
  
Question 47
  
You are a clerk in Lucky Tourism Company. You are responsible for arranging travelling lines. One day ,you received the data as follows :
  
Read the following table which shows the changes in the way people spend their holidays. The table divides the tourism business into four parts ,telling the different percentages in 1980 and in 1990 ,from which you will notice the trend of current tourism business.
  
. Use the information in the table to write a short report (about 100-120 words) emphasizing changes of the main business for your company.
  
. Write on your Answer Sheet.
  
WHERE PEOPLE SPEND THEIR HOLIDAYS
  
1980 1990
  
Travelling abroad 12% 23%
  
Going to seaside 38% 32%
  
Camping 9% 35%
  
Staying at home 41% 10%
  Total 100% 100%  
 
参考答案
  一. 阅读部分
  PART ONE
  
1. A 2. C 3. A 4.B 5. C 6. B 7. B
  
PART TWO
  
8. D 9. F 10. B 11. H 12. E
  
PART THREE
  
13. E 14. D 15. B 16. F 17. G 18. A 19. D 20. C
  
PART FOUR
  
21. B 22. A 23.D 24. D 25. A 26.B 27.C 28. A 29.D
  
30. A 31. B 32.B 33. D 34. C 35.B
  
PART FIVE
  
Section A
  36. must是多余,应删掉
.
  37. 没有多余的词
.
  38. solutions是多余,应删掉
.
  39. able是多余,应删掉
.
  40. that是多余,应删掉
.
  
Section B
  41. simple后面加冒号,去掉
that
  42. technology应改为
techniques
  43. particularly应改为
particular
  44. perfect应改为
perfection
  45. unlikely 应改为
unlike
  二.写作部分

  PART ONE
  
Question 46
  
(Sample for reference)
  
Dear Mr Beard,
  
Mr. Lee ,one of my old clients ,has interest in our PCX phone machine. He would like to bring 10 samples and some brochures back home to make a trial sale. You may contact him directly on Tel 3108881.
  
PART TWO
  
Question 47
  
(Sample for reference) .
  Nowadays, less people like to spend their holidays at home. More people go camping outside or even travel abroad. The changes are caused mainly by three factors. First ,people become more open. Instead of staying at home, they visit foreign countries to know the different races. Secondly ,in the 1990s , house wives are more free from the heavy housework with more and more household utensils. Families are very happy to spend holidays outside with mothers or wives. Thirdly, travelling abroad can also mean enjoying comfortable weather in another country. Therefore less people go to crowded seaside ,they turn to other ways.

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