新视野大学英语视听说教程1原文及答案Unit9

新视野大学英语视听说教程1原文及答案Unit9
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II. Listening Skills

Making Calculations

1.W: It sounds expensive. Why did they charge you so much for repairing the computer?

M:Well, it’s $25 for labor to start with. A new modern cost another 50 bucks. On top of that I needed a new battery, and it cost $17.

Q: How much did the man spend altogether fixing his computer?

2.W: How long are you on the Internet every day?

M:About three hours a day. I promised Dad to cut that in half, but the Internet is so slow.

Q: How much time has the man promised to spend on the Net every day.

3.W: Where did you get all these e-mails?

M:I got ten messages from classmates, one about an assignment and one from my brother. Five were spam, the annoying stuff that comes at all times.

Q: How many e-mail messages did the woman get altogether?

4.W: It takes twice as long to open my Hotmail now. I need over a minute to see my mail. Is the problem Hotmail or the

ISP?

M:Forget Hotmail. I get e-mail through a local provider in ten seconds. Try it.

Q: How long did it use to take the man to get his mail?

5.W: Talking about computer, what’s the meaning of Pentium 4 and clock speed?

M:Imagine the processor of a computer as a bus. The higher the Pentium number, the larger the the bus and the more information it can carry. Clock speed tells how fast data are processed. A clock speed of 100 is half as fast as a speed of 200. Q: How much faster is a clock speed of 200 than a clock speed of 100?

1.D

2. C

3.A

4.B

5.C

III. Listening In

Task 1: The Internet on Campus

The Internet, a worldwide information network, is used at universities mainly as an information

supply source. Staff supply information via the Internet and students may access it or any other

publicly available information. The Internet is also useful for students to communicate with staff.

Teachers may present lecture materials in lecture halls, and at the same time, they can distribute the materials for students to access from any location at any time via their computer. Such materials are preesented mainly in the form of text, still pictures and hypertext links. Students find this valuable and relevant to their needs. If they must miss a lecture, students can still keep up to date. Staff users may put up notices of conferences, maintain professional contacts, and communicate and conduct discussions with their colleagues or students. Students, on the other hand, are taught haow to use the Internet as an individual productivity tool in several courses.

1. A

2. D

3. A

4. A

5. C

Task 2: Surfing the Net

W: Hi Bryan. Hare you doing? You look tired.

M:Oh, I’m a little burnt out. I’ve been surfing the Net for the last few hours.

W: Were you doing schoolwork, or was it just for pleasure?

M:Well, I wanted to get some information on South America for a project I have, but I found a really interesting chat site with people from there and started chatting.

W: Well, did you get the information you needed?

M:Yes, but then we spent lots of time chatting about other interests.

W: I see. The Internet is a wonderful place. There is so much information available. I completely understand how you can get distracted. Sometimes I find myself looking for one piece of information, but by the time I am finished I have a lot more than I started off looking for.

M:I know. One thing I really don’t like about it, though, is it takes so much longer to find things, because many sites are useless.

W: Yes, there’s that, and also, I often find the same site over and over again in a search. That definitely wastes lots of my time.

M:And, of course, there are sites that offer little to no relevant information on the topic you are searching for. In my search today, I found quite a few sites that were nothing more than old local news archives and event calendars.

W: Well, I’m sure they were useful to someone at some time, but they should be removed when they’re no longer of use to anyone.

M:I agree. With all the time I spnd on it, I still find it to be the best source of information available. And speaking of information, I really should read through what I got on the Internet and start working on my project.

W: Okay. Good luck. It’s funny we had this chat, as I was just on my way home to surf the Net myself.

M:Well, it was nice talking to you, and maybe I’ll meet you in a chat room later tonight.

1.Surfing the Internet for the last few hours.

2.Some information on South America for a project he had.

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