2013年12月英语四六级真题及答案解析专题 ※ 真题及答案交流
范文一： The modern technology has greatly altered the mode of communication among people. With the help of the Internet, people can easily contact each other anytime anywhere. However, the side effect is that many people have become over-dependent on the Internet and neglected face-to-face communication.
As far as I'm concerned, electronic communication cannot fully replace the direct contact among people. Although it seems to bring everyone together, it actually estranges people and decreases the effectiveness of communication. A typical example is that, traditionally, people working in the same office simply walk to others and talk. Today, however, co-workers tend to send e-mails or instant messages through the Internet even when they are sitting next to each other. As words can never convey the full message, it usually takes much more time and rounds of conversation than face-to-face communication, in which people can discuss more directly with less loss of information.
To conclude, the Internet enables more effective communication in some situations, but over-dependence on it actually pulls people apart.
It is frequently observed that many people keep looking down at their mobile phones whatever they are doing. It is true that mobile phones have brought great convenience to us as we can send short messages, check e-mails, surf the Internet, or watch videos almost anywhere. However, the overuse of mobile phones also leads to some serious problems.
The over-dependence on mobile phones can harm the relationship among friends and family. With mobile phones, people do not talk as much as before. For example, sometimes at dinner tables, instead of chatting and laughing with each other, many people choose to chat with other friends online. In other words, mobile phones help people contacting friends far away more easily at the expense of reducing the communication with those who are sitting right next to them.
In conclusion, mobile phone can be a useful tool in modern life, but overusing it damages interpersonal relationship. There is no point to lose our intimacy with friends and family to modern technology.
The impact of the Internet on learning
Explain why education doesn’t simply mean learning to obtain information
In the age of knowledge explosion, the Internet opens a magical portal for leaners to get access to seemingly incessant information. But is information equal to knowledge? “Once I learn how to use google, isn't that all the education I really need?” This question fully embodies the prejudiced opinion that as long as people acquire abundant information, they will get proper education.
The reason why education doesn’t simply mean learning to obtain information is that education is not limited to the hard facts or theories students can learn from their textbooks or the Internet. It relates to a wider scope ranging from the obtainment of practical skills to the development of characters, which are hard for students to learn simply by googling. Consequently, comprehensive learning in schools that includes learning knowledge, conducting experiments and communicating with peers is what true education is.
In a word, the Internet does provide valuable information for learners, but people should be fully conscious of the essence of education and learn to tell the right from the wrong.
1. C. Consult a travel agent.
2. A. They are on a long trip by car.
3. C. He is unwilling to speak in public.
4. B. Purse further education.
5. A. He would not be available to start the job in time.
6. B. Mechanic.
7. D. Ask Laura to put off the cleaning until another week.
8. A. A problem caused by the construction.
9. C. To place an order for some products.
10. A. The person in charge is not in the office.
11. B. 0734, 21653 extension 51.
12. B. Since he took to heavy smoking.
13. A. He is getting too fat.
14. D. They dislike doing physical exercise.
15. C. To find a girlfriend.
20. B. Considerate.
21. A. Someone dumped the clothes left in the washer and dryer.
22. C. Informing the building manager of the matter.
23. A. She is both a popular and a highly respected author.
24. B. The Nobel Prize for literature.
25. D. She is a black woman.
26. In addition
32. In short
33. By contrast
36. O worsens
37. E experience
38. K specialized
39. A additional
40. J qualifies
41. G graduates
42. M trained
43. C demand
44. L tension
45. N view
56. A. How we perceive the food we eat.
57. D. You would not feel so hungry.
58. B. Food labels may influence our body's response to food.
59. A. Trick ourselves into eating less.
60. B. Psychological factors influence our hunger levels.
61. B) It prepares students to meet the future needs of society.
62. D) Creating the highest dropout rate in the developed world.
63. C) New positions are constantly created that require people to keep learning.
64. C) Basic skills needed for change and lifelong learning.
65. D) Avoiding too much intervention in their children's education.
翻译一： Nowadays, with the fast development of Information Technology, Chinese citizens are attaching more and more importance to it. Some schools and universities have even included Information Technology in their required courses, which has led to different opinions. Some people think it is unnecessary to make IT courses required, and students are supposed to take traditional courses. Oppositely, other people think it is necessary to do so, for China and its people should keep pace with the times. Either way, it is a good thing that Information Technology has attracted people's attention.
翻译二： "Tea or coffee?" Diners are frequently asked this question. Western people may choose coffee, while Chinese may prefer tea. It is said that 5,000 years ago, an emperor in China discovered tea and used it to cure disease. In the Ming and Qing Dynasty, tea houses could be found all over the country. Tea-drinking was introduced to Japan in the sixth century, but was not introduced to Europe and America until the 17th and 18th century. Up to now, tea has become one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is the national drink of China and an important part of Chinese traditional culture.
翻译三： The Chinese knot is originally invented by the handicraftsman. After several hundred years’ innovation, it has evolved into an elegant and colorful art and craft. In ancient times, it was used for recording events, while now it is mainly a decorative handicraft art. In Chinese, "Knot" means love, marriage and reunion. The Chinese knot is often used as a gift to express good wishes or a talisman to ward off evil spirits. The handcraft has passed on for generations and become more and more popular in China and the world.
翻译四： Many people are fond of Chinese cuisine. In China, it is not only regarded as a craftsmanship, but also as an art. An exquisitely prepared Chinese cuisine is a feast for both the mouth and the eyes. The culinary skill and dish ingredients vary in different regions of China, but good Chinese cuisines always share something in common, i.e. the color,aroma, taste and nutrition. As food is vital for one’s health, a good chef always tries to strike a balance among grains, meat and vegetables. That’s why Chinese cuisine is tasty and healthy.