2015 年 9 月 PETS2 真题 第一节 听下面 5 段对话。 每段对话后有一个小题， 从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳 选项，并标在试卷的相应位置。听完每段对话 后， 你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅 读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。 1. What are the speakers talking about? A. Holiday plans. B
. Moving to New York. C. A party with old friends. 2. What is the woman going to do on Sunday? A. Go to the beach with the man. B. Have a dinner with her family. C. Receive some guests at home. 3. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Colleagues. B. Neighbors. C. Strangers. 4. What do we know about John’s new job? A. It is well paid. B. It is near his home. C. It has long working hours. 5. What does Kate promise to do? A. Answer phone calls for Jim. B. Go to a meeting with Jim. C. Send a message to Jim. 第二节 听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白 后有 2 至 4 个小题，从题中所给的 A、B、C 三个选项中选出最佳选项，并标在试卷的相应 位置。听每段对话或独白前，你将有 5 秒钟的 时间阅读各个小题；听完后，各小题将给出 5
秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。 听下面一段对话，回答第 6 和第 7 题。 6. When does the museum close? A. At 3:30. B. At 3:40. C. At 4:00. 7. What is the man probably going to do? A. Tour the museum quickly. B. Pay full price for the ticket. C. Visit the museum tomorrow. 听下面一段对话，回答第 8 至第 10 题。 8. What problem does Tom have? A. He has no license to drive a car. B. He is too busy to go swimming. C. He can’t find the sports center. 9. What does Tom offer to do for Jane? A. Pay for her sports center ticket. B. Take her out for a nice dinner. C. Help her with the homework. 10. What is Jane worried about? A. Her book report. B. The mid-term exam.
C. Tom’s weekend plan. 听下面一段对话，回答第 11 和第 12 题。 11. Where does the conversation probably take place? A. In a ticket office. B. In a department store. C. In an information centre. 12. What will the man probably do? A. Tour the city. B. Visit an island. C. Buy a booklet. 听下面一段对话，回答第 13 至第 16 题。 13. How many languages has Dr. Green’s new book been translated into? A. 5. B. 13. C. 30. 14. Where did the Slow Food Movement begin? A. In Italy. B. In France. C. In Germany. 15. What did the study in Britain find out? A. More children make friends on the
Internet. B. More children think friendship is important. C. More children say they have no best friend. 16. What is the main idea Dr. Green tries to express in the talk? A.To be slow means to focus on quality. B. Friendship should be developed slowly. C. The British support the Slow Movement. 听下面一段独白，回答第 17 至第 20 题。 17. Where does the speaker come from? A. Canada. B. England. C. Thailand. 18. How does the speaker view the English lessons here in schools? A. They are not special. B. They are not enough. C. They are not interesting.
19. In what way are the speaker’s English programs different? A. They are designed in various styles. B. They are broadcast live every day. C. They are based on the computer. 20. What does the speaker expect people to do? A. Attend their English classes. B. Practice their English every day. C. Watch English movies and TV shows.
录音原文： Text 1 M: Are you going anywhere for Christmas? W: I thought about going to my sister’s in New York. How about you? M: I’ll probably just stay at home. Text 2 M: I’m going to the beach this Sunday. Would you like to come? W: Oh, Sunday’s a bit of a problem. Some of my friends are coming for a dinner at my place. What about Saturday?
3）试题设置巧妙，正确选项大量使用同义转 述。如试卷的第 2、4、15、18 题。 第 2 题为事实细节题，答案用了同义转述。 “Some of my friends are coming for a dinner at my place.” 在答案中转述为 “Receive some guests at home.”体现对语言理解能力的考查。
Text 3 W: Mr. Baker, could I possibly use your phone? Ours doesn’t work. Judy is ill, and I want to call a doctor. M: Sure. Come on in. Hope everything’s well with Judy.
第 3 题为人物关系推断题。要做对此题，首先 需要理解对话的情境。女士来借电话，说 Judy 生 病了， 要请医生， 但自己的电话坏了。 男士说“Come on in”，快请进来吧，语气热情，是主人招呼客人 的常用语，所以按照常理可做出这样的推测：女士 在男士家门外，两人是邻居。这段短对话的语言非 常简单，考生需要运用自己的常识、生活经验这样 的非语言知识，才能理解对话情景。
Text 4 W: Congratulations, John! I heard about your new job.
M: Thanks. It’s nearly perfect for me. The working hours are convenient, and it’s an easy walk from home. If only the pay were half as good as everything else!
第 4 题为事实细节题，答案运用了同义转述。 从男士的话中提取信息 “it’s an easy walk from home”，同义转述为“It is near his home.”。原文提 到的工作时间和工资报酬在错误选项中均有体现， A 项干扰性较大，需要学生理解“If only the pay were half as good as everything else!”这句话。
Text 5 M: Kate, I’m going to a meeting tomorrow. Would you please help take my phone calls? W: No problem, Jim. I’ll take a message if anyone calls. Text 6 M: Excuse me. One ticket, please. Do you give students a discount?
W: We do, but the museum will close in twenty minutes. We stop selling tickets at 3:30. It’s 3:40 now. M: Could you possibly let me go in for a quick look? I can pay the full price. W: I’m sorry, I can’t. And it’s not really worth it because you won’t be able to see everything within twenty minutes. You can come back tomorrow morning. The museum opens at nine o’clock. M: Well, in that case, I’ll do what you say.
第 6 题是一道简单的时间推算题。 从女士的话 可知，现在是 3:40，博物馆在 20 分钟后关门，所 以答案为 C。
Text 7 W: Hi, Tom. How are you? M: Hi, Jane. I’m fine. Listen, I plan to go swimming in the sports center this weekend. But it’s a long way, and I haven’t got my driver’s license yet. How about us going
together in your car? I’ll buy the tickets. W: Well, it’s great, but I’ve got homework to do. M: Come on! It doesn’t matter that you go out for one afternoon. W: Oh, I really can’t. Although I finished my book report, the upcoming mid-term exam really makes me nervous. I don’t think I’d enjoy an outing now. Sorry I can’t drive you. M: Oh, don’t worry. I can find someone else. Good luck with your exam! W: Thanks. See you! M: Bye!
第 7 题推断下一步的动作。 从女士的建议“You can come back tomorrow morning.”及男士的回答 “I’ll do what you say.”可知答案为 C。
Text 8 M: Hello. I’d like this guidebook, please. How much is it?
W: All things are free here. M: Oh, thanks. I’ll stay in the city for one week. Could you tell me what places I should visit? W: Well, there are a lot. Are you interested in islands, such as Lantau? M: Islands? W: Yes. There are a lot of interesting things you can see — old villages and churches. And the scenery is beautiful. Take this booklet. It tells you more. M: Thank you very much. That’s a great suggestion. W: You are welcome.
文中女士说“Are you interested in islands”， 她推荐男士游览岛屿，从男士 的回答 “That’s a great suggestion.”可知他很喜欢女士的建议，可能 会去游览岛屿。 正确答案为 B. Visit an island. 其中 选项 A. Tour the city.的干扰性很强。
第 11 题为地点推断题。答对此题同样需要理 解对话情境。在对话的开始部分，男士询问一本旅 行指南的价钱， 女士告诉他这儿的所有东西都是免 费的。然后男士询问他想在这个城市呆一周，并询 问可以去哪些地方游玩，女士给出建议。对话中出 现的“guidebook”, “visit”, “scenery”, “booklet”这 些词汇表明主题与旅游相关， 最关键的信息是开头 部分女士的回答“All things are free here.”， 结合生 活实际，可推断出这里可能是旅游信息咨询中心。 再者，在“ticket office” 和“department store”，怎 么可能一切东西都免费呢？所以进一步确定答案 是 C。 从这两段对话所涉及的人物关系和地点场景 推断可以看出， PETS2 听力考试要求的不仅仅是听
懂语言本身，而是考生的综合听力素质，包括考生 对日常生活的观察、对人际关系的理解、个体的情 商和智商等等。 一个听力理解能力强的学生总是能 迅速进入对话的情境，对人物关系、对话地点做出 正确的判断。 推理谈话者双方关系的时候， 要特别注意双方 使用的称呼和所用的措词， 从这些关键因素可以判 断两人所处的地位以及关系的亲疏。 判断谈话地点 的时候，当然离不开相关情境的相关词汇。
Text 9 W: Dr. Green, congratulations on the success of your new book! We learned that it has been translated into 30 languages — English, of course, French, German, Japanese, Chinese, and so on. M: Thanks, Helen.
W: Well, could you tell us what this popular book is about? M: It’s called In Praise of Slow. It’s about how the world got stuck in fast-forward, and how more and more people everywhere are slowing down. In other words, it’s about the rise of the Slow Movement. W: What is the Slow Movement? M: It is a revolution against the idea that faster is always better. When I say “slow”, I don’t mean doing everything slowly. It’s about doing everything as well as possible, instead of as fast as possible. It’s about quality in everything we do. W: When and where was this “slow” idea born? M: It was born in the early 1990s in Italy. It began as the Slow Food Movement, which centered on food. More recently, “slow” has become popular worldwide. W: Have we reached the point of trying to speed up something that cannot really be sped
up? M: Of course. The Internet connects us in wonderful ways, but it also leads us into trying to hurry up relationships. So you find people online saying they have more than 4,000 friends. The very idea of friendship is not considered important. And we may be losing the ability to make friends. In Britain, a study found that in the past ten years, the number of children who say they have no best friend rose from under one in eight to nearly one in five! （rise from 从· · · · · ·上升到）
第 15 题正确答案为 C. More children say they have no best friend. 其中 “more” 转述自文中 “rose from under one in eight to nearly one in five” 2）文化背景知识的考查较为明显，突出表现在 Text 9。 这段对话材料涉及慢生活的主题， 具有一定的
知识性。其中，“slow” idea 最早起源于 20 世纪 90 年代意大利的慢食运动（Slow Food Movement） ， 此运动由意大利人卡尔洛 · 佩特里尼提出，号召人 们反对按标准化、 规格化生产的汉堡等单调的快餐 食品，提倡有个性、营养均衡的传统美食，目的是 “通过保护美味佳肴来维护人类不可剥夺的享受快 乐的权利，同时抵制快餐文化、超级市场对生活的 冲击。” 而今，“慢”的理念已渗透到生活的各个领 域，重视生活的质量而非速度已成为现代人的追 求。 听力理解过程中， 相关文化背景知识所起的作 用是不言而喻的，它可以让考生胸有成竹、得心应 手。就本段对话的第 16 题而言，对于熟悉相关背 景知识的学生，答对此题非常容易。而对另外一部
分学生，这一题具有一定的难度，需要对原文相关 信息进行综合分析和推断后才能解答出来。 。
Text 10 Good morning, everyone. I’m pleased to be here to give a talk. We’re two brothers from Canada, and we’ve been living in Thailand for eight years. We noticed that most English lessons here in schools focus only on reading and writing, so a lot of people can’t understand and speak well in English. And we’d like to do something about it. Our idea is simple: we want to teach people how to understand and speak English like a native speaker. Different from broadcast English programs, we design special fun English programs based on the computer and use them to teach words and expressions we use in real life. We talk in a casual style on a number of
interesting topics, and we share personal stories from our real lives. Now, we have over 200 units on our website. We make a new unit every week that you can listen to on your computer anytime you want. Our materials are from English movies, TV shows, and real-life conversations. We hope people will use the materials to practice every day. We are sure that your English will improve a lot.
这段独白涉及英语语言学习的话题， 一对来自 加拿大的兄弟在泰国生活多年， 发现当地学校的英 语课程只注重阅读和写作，很多人说不好英语，从 而萌生了在泰国开办英语学习网站的念头。 第 18 题是一道观点态度题，说话者对泰国当 地学校英语课程的看法怎样。 从文中“most English lessons here in schools focus only on reading and writing”，可以看出说话者的态度， “only”这个词 很关键， “ 只 ” 注重读和写肯定是 “ 不够的 ” （ not
enough） 。这道题在同义转述的同时，还要求对原 文信息进行推断和总结。 4）带有干扰性的、情景化的、语意的推断， 依旧是二级考试的难点。如第 3、6、7、11、12 题。 总体而言，本次考试延续以往 PETS2 考试的 风格，整体难度适中。强调对情境的理解，选项设 置灵活。建议如下： （1）留心观察生活，了解生活，熟悉生活场景 词汇及表达； （2）练习辨音，尤其是音相似的数字如 13&30、 15&50 等； （3）优选好的练习材料，尤其是留意材料语言的 地道性， 话题的广泛性， 设题点的多样性等； （4）博览群书，开拓视野，积累跨文化背景知识；
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