23. A) She is thirsty for promotion.
B) She wants a much higher salary.
C) She is tired of her present work.
D) She wants to save travel expenses.
此后我们可对选项中较长的词语做标注,如下划线所示。通过听录音我们发现本题答案的对应信息在原文中是"I'm fed up with my job.", 正是"tired of"的同义置换。这就是上面所说的"后横"。
22. A) It was about a little animal.
B) It took her six years to write.
C) It was adapted from a fairy tale.
D) It was about a little girl and her pet.
23. A) She knows how to write best-selling novels.
B) She can earn a lot of money by writing for adults.
C) She is able to win enough support from publishers.
D) She can make a living by doing what she likes.
24. A) The characters. B) The readers.C) Her ideas. D) Her life experiences.
25. A) She doesn't really know where they originated.
B) She mainly drew on stories of ancient saints.
C) They popped out of her child-hood dreams.
D) They grew out of her long hours of thinking.
M: Hi, Miss Rowling, how old were you when you started to write? And what was your first book?
W: I wrote my first story when I was about six. It was about a small animal, a rabbit, I mean, and I've been writing ever since.
M: Why did you choose to be an author?
W: If someone asked me how to achieve happiness, step one would be finding out what you love doing most and step two would be finding someone to pay you to do this. I consider myself very lucky indeed to be able to support myself by writing.
M: Do you have any plans to write books for adults?
W: My first two novels were for adults. I suppose I might write another one, but I never really imagine a target audience when I'm writing. The ideas come first, so it really depends on the ideas that grasp me next.
M: Where did the ideas for the Harry Potter books come from?
W: I've no idea where the ideas came from. And I hope I'll never find out. It would spoil my excitement if it turned out I just have a funny wrinkle on the surface of my brain, which makes me think about the invisible train platform.
如问:What is the news coverage mainly about?
而原文中多次出现rebel forces, conflict, war等与"叛乱"相关的词语,也可判断本题答案为A) The latest developments of an armed rebellion in Karnak.
23. A) Marketing consultancy.
B) Professional accountancy.
C) Luxury hotel management.
D) Business conference organization.
24. A) Having a good knowledge of its customs.
B) Knowing some key people in tourism.
C) Having been to the country before.
D) Being able to speak Japanese.
25. A) It will bring her potential into full play.
B) It will involve lots of train travel.
C) It will enable her to improve her Chinese.
D) It will give her more chance to visit Japan.
M: Miss Jones, could you tell me more about your first job with hotel marketing concepts?
W: Yes, certainly. I was a marketing consultant responsible for marketing ten UK hotels. They were all luxury hotels in the leisure sector, all of a very high standard.
M: Which markets were you responsible for?
W: For Europe and Japan.
M: I see from your resume that you speak Japanese. Have you ever been to Japan?
W: Yes, I have. I spent a month in Japan in 2018. I met all the key people in the tourist industry, the big tour operators, and the tourist organizations. As I speak Japanese, I had a very big advantage.
M: Yes, of course. Have you had any contact with Japan in your present job?
W: Yes, I've had a lot. Cruises have become very popular with the Japanese both for holidays and for business conferences. In fact, the market for all types of luxury holidays for the Japanese has increased a lot recently.
M: Really? I'm interested to hear more about that. But first tell me, have you ever traveled on a luxury train, the Orienting Express for example.
W: No, I haven't. But I've traveled on the Glacier Express to Switzerland, and I traveled across China by train about 8 years ago. I love train travel. That's why I am very interested in this job.
23. What did the woman do in her first job?
24. What gave the woman an advantage during her business trip in Japan?
25. Why is the woman applying for the new job?
23. A)细节题。问题询问女士的第一份工作。答案在对话的开头,关键词为"marketing consultant"。故选A)。
24. D)细节题。问题询问女士认为自己在日本公司的优势。关键句是"As I speak Japanese, I had a very big advantage."故选D)。
25. B)细节题。关键句是"I love train travel. That's why I am very interested in this job." involve意为"涉及,包含"。故选B)。