M: I got two letters this morning with Job Office, one from the Polytechnic, and the other from the Language School in Pistoia, Italy.
W: So you’re not sure which to go for?
M: That’s it. Of course, the conditions of work are very different: the Polytechnic is offering a two year contract which could be renewed, but the Language School is only offering a year’s contract and that’s a different minus. It could be renewed, but you’ll never know.
W: I see. So it’s much less secure. But you don’t need to think too much about steady jobs when you’re only 23.
M: That’s true.
W: What about the salaries?
M: Well, the Pistoia job pays much better in the short-term. I’ll be getting equivalent about 22, 000 pounds a year there, but only 20, 000 pounds at the Polytechnic. But only hours are different. At the Polytechnic, I’d have to do 35 hours a week, 20 teaching and 15 administration whereas the Pistoia School is only asking for 13 hours’ teaching.
M: Then the type of teaching is so different.
W: The Polytechnic’s are all adults and mostly preparation for exams, like the Cambridge certificates. The Language School wants me to do a bit exam preparation, but also quite a lot of work in companies and factories and a couple of children’s classes. Oh, and a bit of literature teaching.
W: Well, that sounds very much more varied interesting. And I’d imagine you’d be doing quite a lot of teaching outside the school and moving around quite a bit.
M: Yes, whereas at the Polytechnic’s position, I’d been stuck in the school all day.
Q19: What do we learn about the man from the conversation?
Q20: What do we learn about the students at the Polytechnic?
Q21: What does the woman think of the job at the Language School?
W: Good evening, and welcome to the tonight’s edition of Legendary Lives. Our subject this evening is James Dean-- actor and hero for the young people of his time. Edward Nervy is the author of a new biography of Dean. Good evening, Edward!
M: Hello, Tina!
W: Edward, tell us what you know about Dean’s early life.
M: He was born in Indiana in 1931, but his parents moved to California when he was five. He wasn’t there long, though, because his mother passed away just four years later. James’ father sent him back to Indiana after that to live with his aunt.
W: So how did he get into acting?
M: Well, first he acted in plays of high school, then he went to college in California where he got seriously into acting. In 1951, he moved to New York to more stage acting.
W: Then when did his movie career really start?
M: 1955. His first starring role was in East of Eden. It was fabulous. Dean became a huge success. But the movie that really made him famous was his second one-- Rebel without Cause. That was about teenagers who felt like they didn’t fit into the society.
W: So how many more movies did he make?
M: Just one more. Then he died in a car crash in California in 1955.
W: What a tragedy! He only made three movies. So what made him the legend he still is today?
M: Well, I guess is his looks, his acting ability, his short life and maybe the type of character he played in his movies. Many young people thought him as a symbol of American youth.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard:
Question 22: What is the woman doing?
Question 23: Why did James Dean move back to Indiana when he was young?
Question 24: What does the man say James Dean did at college in California?
The time is 9 o’clock, and this is Marine Snow with the news.
The German authorities are sending investigators to discover the cause of the plane crash late yesterday on the island of Tiena Reef. The plane, a Bowing 737, taking German holiday makers to the island, crashed into a hill side as it circled while preparing to land. The plane was carrying 180 passengers. It’s thought there’re no survivals. Rescue workers were at the scene.
The British industrialist James Louis held by kidnappers in Central Africa for the past 8 months was released unharmed yesterday. The kidnappers had been demanding 1million pounds for the release of Mr. Louis. The London Bank and their agents who had been negotiating with the kidnappers have not said whether any amount of money has been paid.
The 500 UK Motor’s workers who have been on strike in High town for the past 3 weeks went back to work this morning. These follow successful talks between management and union representatives which resulted in a new agreement on working hours and conditions. A spokesman for the management said they had hoped now they could now give back to producing cars. And they lost a lot of money and orders over this dispute.
And finally the weather. After a cold start, most of the country should be warm and sunny. But towards late afternoon, rain would spread from Scotland to cover most parts by midnight.
Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard
26. What does the news say about the Bowing 737 plane?
27. What happened to British industrialist James Louis?
28. How did the three-week strike in High town end?
29. What kind of weather would be expected by midnight in most parts of the country?
Huang Louise, a junior geology major, decided to give an informative speech about how earthquakes occur. From his audience analysis, he learnt that only two or three of his classmates knew much of anything about geology. Huang realized then that he must present his speech at an elementary level and with a minimum of scientific language. As he prepared the speech, Huang kept asking himself:“ how can I make this clear and meaningful to someone who knows nothing about earthquakes or geological principles?” Since he was speaking in the Midwest, he decided to begin by noting that the most severe earthquake in American history took place not in California or Alaska, but at New Madrid, Missouri in 1811. If such an earthquake happened today, it would be felt from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean and would flatten most of the cities in the Mississippi Valley. That, he figured, should get his classmates’ attention. Throughout the body of the speech, Huang doubt only with the basic mechanics of earthquakes and carefully avoided technical terms. He also prepared visual aids diagramming photo lines so his classmates wouldn’t get confused. To be absolutely safe, Huang asked his roommate who was not a geology major to listen to the speech. “Stop me”, he said, “Anytime I say something you don’t understand”. Huang’s roommate stopped him four times. And at each spot, Huang worked out a way to make his point more clearly. Finally, he had a speech that was interesting and perfectly understandable to his audience.
Question 30: What did Huang Louise learn from the analysis of his audience?
Question 31: How did Huang Louise start his speech?
Question 32: What did Huang ask his roommate to do when he was making is trial speech?
Esperanto is an artificial language designed to serve internationally as an auxiliary means of communication among speakers of different languages. It is created by Ludwig Lejzer Zamenhof, a Polish-Jewish doctor specialized in eye diseases. Esperanto was first presented in 1887. An international movement was launched to promote its use. Despite arguments and disagreements, the movement has continued to flourish and has members in more than 80 countries. Esperanto is used internationally across language boundaries by at least 1 million people, particularly in specialized fields. It is used in personal contacts, on radio broadcasts, and in a number of publications as well as in translations of both modern works and classics. Its popularity has spread from Europe, both east and west, to such countries as Brazil and Japan. It is, however, in China that Esperanto has had its greatest impact. It is taught in universities and used in many translations, often in scientific or technological works. El Popola Cinio, which means From People’s China, is a monthly magazine in Esperanto, and is read worldwide. Radio Beijing’s Esperanto program is the most popular program in Esperanto in the world.
Esperanto’s vocabulary is drawn primarily from Latin, the Romance languages, English, and German. Spelling is completely regular. A simple and consistent set of endings indicates grammatical functions of words. Thus, for example, every noun ends in o, every adjective in a, and the basic form of every verb in i. Esperanto also has a highly productive system of constructing new words from old ones.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
33. What does the speaker tell us about the Esperanto?
34. What is said about the international movement to promote the use of Esperanto?
35. What does the speaker say about Esperanto in China?
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George Herbert Mead said that humans are talked into humanity. He meant we gain personal identity as we communicate with others .In the earliest years of our lives, our parents tell us who we are, “You are intelligent”, “You are so strong” .We first see ourselves through the eyes of others’ .So their messages form important foundations of ourselves’ concepts. Later we interact with teachers, friends, romantic partners and co-workers, who communicate their views of us. Thus how we see ourselves reflects the views of us that others communicate .The profound connection between identity and communication is dramatically evident in children who are deprived of human contact .Case studies of children who are isolated from others review that they’re lack of firm self-concept , and their mental and psychological development is severely hindered by lack of language. Communication with others not only affects our sense of identity ,but also directly influences our physical and emotional well-being .Consistently, research shows that communicating with others promotes health whereas social isolation is linked to stress ,disease and early death. People who lack close friends have greater levels of anxiety and depression than people who are close to others . A group of researchers reviews scores of studies that trace the relationship between health and interaction with others .The conclusion was that social isolation is statistically as dangerous as high-blood pressure, smoking, and obesity .Many doctors and researchers believe that loneness harms the immune system., making us more vulnerable to a range of minor and major illnesses.www.59wj.com 如果觉得《2011年6月英语六级听力原文》听力,yyslj不错，可以推荐给好友哦。