2009年BEC中级考试模拟冲刺试题(5)

2009年BEC中级考试模拟冲刺试题(5)
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  一. READING

  PART ONE

  Questions 1-7

  . Read these sentences and thefollowing new reports.

  .Which country does each sentence describe?

  .For each sentence mark one letter (A ,B ,C or D) on your AnswerSheet.

  Example:

  The head of state went to China to treat hisdisease.

  Answer: B

  1. The government didn’t want to cancel a meetingin its capital.

  2. This country did something that went against theinternational agreements.

  3. The king declared that he was unable to stopthe civil war.

  4. A fierce quarrel broke out between this country and itsneighbour.

  5. A national budget is going to be approved by the parliamentsome time in July.

  6. An opposition .party plans to turn down its enemy whonow controlls the government.

  7. A nuclear reactor aroused the suspicion ofthe United Nations which sent inspectors there to investigate.

  A . NorthKorea announced that it had begun to change the fuel at a nuclear reactor atYoungbyon without the presence of international inspectors, a move that iscontrary to international agreements.

  B. The Khmers Rouges claimed to havecaptured the town of Mongkol Borei, in north-western Cambodia. As King Sihanoukprepared to leave for China to resume cancer treatment ,he said he had lost hopeof resolving the Cambodian conflict.

  C. Japan’s main opposition party, theLiberal Democrats, said it would try to bring down the minority government ofTsutiomu Hata once the budget is passed by parliament in mid-July.

  D. ThePhilippines refused a demand by Indonesia to ban a conference in Manila on EastTimor, provoking the worst dispute between the countries for severalyears.

  PART TWO

  Questions 8-12

  . Read this memorandum.

  .Choose the lest 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 notmark any letter twice.

  . One answer has teen given as anexample.

  MEMORANDUM

  To: Filma Williams ,school ofArchitecture

  From : Ram S. Johnson ,Physical Plant Operations

  Subject: Air-conditioning Installation Costs for East Hall.

  Date : 4.4.94

  Asyou requested in your memo of March 15, we have studied the costs of installingair conditioning for the seven offices and two studio classrooms in Eest Hall… …example….`. .

  Office and Classroom installation

  Estimateswere obtained from three contractors on the costs of covering the offices andclassrooms … … 8… … The work would take about three weeks.

  Becausethe central unit would be installed on the roof, some noise problems might occurduring a four-or five-day period……9…… Sheet metal work to build out lestin the classes could be done on weekends , and the overtime labour costs ofabout $1,500 have been included in the estimates.

  Arrangements were notmade to do the office space installation on weekends `.. … 10…..

  Additional Installation

  Because a larger installation, including amore powerful central unit, would be necessary to handle the halls and stairways,an additional $6 , 000 would be required for the equipment. …..11 …… Ifthis additional work were delayed until a later time, a new central unit wouldbe required along with changes in the pipe way……12……

  Summary

  The total job for the building would be about $35, 000 if done at one time. A two-stage installation would cost about $55 ,000.I can get official bids at your request.

  Example: A

  A As you suggested,we also sought information on the additional cost of air

  conditioning inthe entrance halls and stairways.

  B All these three were in the $ 20,000 to$25,000 range.

  C This later installation would cost about $20,000.

  DHowever, class interruption should be minimal.

  E In the same way, each ofthese three would take at least one month.

  F Therefore ,the total cost wasthis $6 ,000 plus another $5,000.

  G Labour costs would be an additional S 5,000,bringing the total cost of the addition to $11 ,000.

  H Each facultymember could expect to have workers in the office for about one day.

  I Sofaculty members can continue their office work as usual.

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