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决胜四级听力必备 unit3

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The wolves thus addressed the sheep-dogs
[00:02.38]"Why should you, (1)-{who are like us in so many things
[00:06.11]not be entirely1 of one mind with us
[00:09.33](2)-{and live with us as brothers should
[00:11.78]We differ from you in one point only.
[00:14.47]We live in freedom, but (3)-{you bow down to
[00:17.74]and (4)-{slave for men
[00:19.17]who in turn (5)-{for your services,flog you with whips and put collars on your necks
[00:24.53]They (6)-{make you also guard their sheep
[00:27.01]and while they eat the mutton
[00:28.68]throw only the bones to you.
[00:30.90]If (7)-{you will be persuaded by us
[00:33.88]you will give us the sheen
[00:35.81]and (8)-{we will enjoy them in common,} till we all are surfeited2.
[00:39.44]"The dogs listened favorably to these proposal
[00:43.28]and (9)-{entering the den3 of the wolves
[00:45.45]they were set upon and (10)-{torn to pieces}.
[00:48.80]Passage One
[00:50.81]In the living-room the voice-clock san
[00:53.68]"Tick-tock, seven o'clock,time to get up,seven o'clock.
[00:57.70]as if it were afraid that nobody would.
[01:00.60]The house lay empty
[01:02.30]the clock ticked on
[01:04.05]repeating its sounds into the empties
[01:07.21]"Seven-nine,breakfast time,seven-nine
[01:11.11]In the kitchen the stove ejected from its warm interiors eight pieces of perfectly4 browned toast
[01:17.95]eight eggs sunny-side up
[01:20.14]sixteen slices of bacon, two coffee
[01:23.83]and two cool glasses of milk
[01:26.07]"Today is August 5,2026" said a second voice from the kitchen ceiling
[01:32.06]"in the city of Allendale, California
[01:35.45]"Today is Mr. Featherstone's birthday.
[01:38.32]Today is the anniversary of Tillta's marriage.
[01:42.53]Insurance is payable,as are the water
[01:45.53]gas,and light bill
[01:44.53]Somewhere in the walls,relay clicker
[01:47.67]memory tapes glided5 under electric eyes
[01:51.30]"Eight-one,tick-tock
[01:53.29]eight one o'clock,off to school,off to work
[01:57.73]run, run, eight-one
[01:60.00]but no doors slammer
[02:01.70]no carpets took the soft tread of rubber heels.
[02:05.20]It was raining outside
[02:06.35]the weather box on the front door sang quietly
[02:09.51]"Rain, rain, go away
[02:11.86]rubbers, raincoats for today..."
[02:14.76]Questions:
[02:15.70]11. What does "as if it were afraid that nobody would" mean?
[02:21.65]12. Who prepared the rich breakfast?
[02:25.26]13. How many special devices are mentioned in the passage?
[02:30.07]14. What can you learn from this passage?
[02:34.48]Passage Two
[02:36.00]The immensity of the United States makes air travel common place.
[02:40.25]The passenger train network cannot compare with its European counter part
[02:44.80]in terms of density6 and quality standard
[02:48.17]On major routes between large centers there are even shuttle services---up to 50 flights dairy
[02:54.26]--- which make one think of bus more than air transport.
[02:58.28]All you need is a boarding pass to get a seat on the next plan
[03:03.16]You'll pay on rout7
[03:04.91]Fares are comparatively low
[03:06.90]and numerous discount air fares are available.
[03:10.29]Safety regulations limit the sizes of carry-on luggage and personal belongings8 such as briefcase9
[03:17.97]umbrellas,hat boxes,cameras,musical instrument
[03:22.02]packages,etc.so that they may be put under a passenger seat or in an overhead cabin compartment10.
[03:28.89]Acceptability for storage in the overhead compartment is dependent on the weight of the baggage.
[03:35.29]Baggage that does not qualify as free allowance will be charged for published tariff11 rates.
[03:41.85]Questions:
[03:42.79]15. Why is the air travel more common in the United States?
[03:47.70]16. How does the Americans pay for flight?
[03:51.96]17. Which of the following is not true?
[03:56.58]Passage Three
[03:58.02]Let's take the average person
[04:00.32]who goes to a gambling12 resort for a vacation
[04:03.43]The choice is a good one whether it be Las Vegas
[04:06.51]Reno,Lake Tahoe or for that matter
[04:09.98]any legalized gambling center
[04:12.41]High level hotels,delicious food
[04:15.86]first-rate entertainment,golf,tennis,swimming
[04:20.15]complimentary13 cocktails14 and buffets15 and other lavish16 treatment all add up
[04:25.74]to an outstanding value for them----the guest.
[04:29.71]And they are probably paying one half of what the accommodation would cost at a non-gambling resort.
[04:36.34]Merely walking around the casino morning,
[04:39.87]afternoon,evening will get them all the complimentary cocktails they can drink.
[04:46.27]Cigarettes are available at the tables
[04:49.40]just help yourselves,cigars are yours for the asking.
[04:53.43]They are enjoying all of these luxuries and having a supper time.
[04:58.89]But soon they find that they too
[05:01.08]are parts of the throngs17 that are practically throwing their money away at the roulette wheel
[05:07.30]or shooting craps
[05:09.23]And what they lost at the gambling tables is more than half of the big value they receive as guests.
[05:18.19]Questions:
[05:19.34]18. Which place will be chosen if somebody wants to enjoy himself in a gambling resort?
[05:25.69]19. Why do people want to spend their vacations at a gambling resort?
[05:31.33]20. What is the fact or result in the end


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1 entirely entirely     
ad.全部地,完整地;完全地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The fire was entirely caused by their neglect of duty. 那场火灾完全是由于他们失职而引起的。
  • His life was entirely given up to the educational work. 他的一生统统献给了教育工作。
2 surfeited e4ce9d72f201841c642c284cdf61b36c     
v.吃得过多( surfeit的过去式和过去分词 );由于过量而厌腻
参考例句:
  • They were surfeited with entertainment. 他们对玩乐生厌了;他们玩腻了。 来自辞典例句
  • They had cloyed him with obedience, and surfeited him with sweet respect and submission. 她们在他面前百依百顺,甜言蜜语,卑躬屈膝。 来自辞典例句
3 den 5w9xk     
n.兽穴;秘密地方;安静的小房间,私室
参考例句:
  • There is a big fox den on the back hill.后山有一个很大的狐狸窝。
  • The only way to catch tiger cubs is to go into tiger's den.不入虎穴焉得虎子。
4 perfectly 8Mzxb     
adv.完美地,无可非议地,彻底地
参考例句:
  • The witnesses were each perfectly certain of what they said.证人们个个对自己所说的话十分肯定。
  • Everything that we're doing is all perfectly above board.我们做的每件事情都是光明正大的。
5 glided dc24e51e27cfc17f7f45752acf858ed1     
v.滑动( glide的过去式和过去分词 );掠过;(鸟或飞机 ) 滑翔
参考例句:
  • The President's motorcade glided by. 总统的车队一溜烟开了过去。
  • They glided along the wall until they were out of sight. 他们沿着墙壁溜得无影无踪。 来自《简明英汉词典》
6 density rOdzZ     
n.密集,密度,浓度
参考例句:
  • The population density of that country is 685 per square mile.那个国家的人口密度为每平方英里685人。
  • The region has a very high population density.该地区的人口密度很高。
7 rout isUye     
n.溃退,溃败;v.击溃,打垮
参考例句:
  • The enemy was put to rout all along the line.敌人已全线崩溃。
  • The people's army put all to rout wherever they went.人民军队所向披靡。
8 belongings oy6zMv     
n.私人物品,私人财物
参考例句:
  • I put a few personal belongings in a bag.我把几件私人物品装进包中。
  • Your personal belongings are not dutiable.个人物品不用纳税。
9 briefcase lxdz6A     
n.手提箱,公事皮包
参考例句:
  • He packed a briefcase with what might be required.他把所有可能需要的东西都装进公文包。
  • He requested the old man to look after the briefcase.他请求那位老人照看这个公事包。
10 compartment dOFz6     
n.卧车包房,隔间;分隔的空间
参考例句:
  • We were glad to have the whole compartment to ourselves.真高兴,整个客车隔间由我们独享。
  • The batteries are safely enclosed in a watertight compartment.电池被安全地置于一个防水的隔间里。
11 tariff mqwwG     
n.关税,税率;(旅馆、饭店等)价目表,收费表
参考例句:
  • There is a very high tariff on jewelry.宝石类的关税率很高。
  • The government is going to lower the tariff on importing cars.政府打算降低进口汽车的关税。
12 gambling ch4xH     
n.赌博;投机
参考例句:
  • They have won a lot of money through gambling.他们赌博赢了很多钱。
  • The men have been gambling away all night.那些人赌了整整一夜。
13 complimentary opqzw     
adj.赠送的,免费的,赞美的,恭维的
参考例句:
  • She made some highly complimentary remarks about their school.她对他们的学校给予高度的评价。
  • The supermarket operates a complimentary shuttle service.这家超市提供免费购物班车。
14 cocktails a8cac8f94e713cc85d516a6e94112418     
n.鸡尾酒( cocktail的名词复数 );餐前开胃菜;混合物
参考例句:
  • Come about 4 o'clock. We'll have cocktails and grill steaks. 请四点钟左右来,我们喝鸡尾酒,吃烤牛排。 来自辞典例句
  • Cocktails were a nasty American habit. 喝鸡尾酒是讨厌的美国习惯。 来自辞典例句
15 buffets b5966e2c00f199e717917b0f26c9d03a     
(火车站的)饮食柜台( buffet的名词复数 ); (火车的)餐车; 自助餐
参考例句:
  • All life's buffets should be met with dignity and good sense. 所有人生之打击都应以尊严和理智对付之。
  • In addition to buffets, American families enjoy picnics and barbeques. 除自助餐外,美国家庭还喜欢野餐和户外烧烤餐。
16 lavish h1Uxz     
adj.无节制的;浪费的;vt.慷慨地给予,挥霍
参考例句:
  • He despised people who were lavish with their praises.他看不起那些阿谀奉承的人。
  • The sets and costumes are lavish.布景和服装极尽奢华。
17 throngs 5e6c4de77c525e61a9aea0c24215278d     
n.人群( throng的名词复数 )v.成群,挤满( throng的第三人称单数 )
参考例句:
  • She muscled through the throngs of people, frantically searching for David. 她使劲挤过人群,拼命寻找戴维。 来自辞典例句
  • Our friends threaded their way slowly through the throngs upon the Bridge. 我们这两位朋友在桥上从人群中穿过,慢慢地往前走。 来自辞典例句
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