Online services are managed by a host system that maintains a base of information available to satellite users. Users of so-called “dumb” terminals (i.e., those without processing capability) simply access the information base via programs stored on the system. Personal computer (PC) users typically access the host through a modem (调制解调器). A PC software program serves as an interface (接口) between the server and a PC, allowing the user to operate through the online system and select different databases using a keyboard of a mouse.
National and regional online systems usually have local telephone numbers that PC modems can call to access either a local information base or an indirect long-distance connection, thus reducing long-distance telephone fees. Some online systems allow users to copy large volumes of information onto a local memory storage device, which also reduces the time the user is connected to the online system.
Besides offering a great number of different information based, ranging from full-text journal libraries to reports of missing children, online services allow users to , for example, reserve airline tickets, buy stocks, purchase goods, and communicate with other users. In exchange for theservice, users usually pay a monthly membership gee. They may also pay to connect to various databases on the service or to download information.
31.Online services work by providing users with___.
A. a base of information B. dumb terminals
C. a host system D. a satellite
32.How can the users of terminals without processing capability acquire the necessary information?
A. They can simply use a keyboard or a mouse.
B. They should use a modem to maintain the host system.
C. They should connect their computer to a satellite system.
D. They can access its base through the programs on the system.
33.If you copy the online information onto your PC device, you will___.
A. save the time of connecting to the online system
B. reduce the risk of losing information
C. pay just local telephone charges
D. get local information only
34.If you want to read full-text journals online, you usually have to___.
A. seek for a large amount of information
B. be connected to various databases
C. be introduced by the local library
D. pay a monthly membership fee
35.The passage is mainly about___.
A. the payment for online services
B. the functions of online services
C. the development of online services
D. the relation between online services and the users
A job applicant has the responsibility for ascertaining certain types of information prior to the interview. First, the applicant should now what kind of job he wants and how that job relates to his career objective. It is important work for a particular company. Second, the applicant should seek as much information as possible concerning the company. Relevant information for the applicant to locate includes such items as the location of the home and regional offices, the financial status of the company, plans for expansion, and company philosophy. Information about most major corporation is available in reference books and periodicals.
Information needed to be known before interview:
A. about the applicant himself:
B. about the company:
Directions：The following are some words about network in a textbook. After reading it, you are required to find the Chinese equivalents in the table below. Then you should put the corresponding letters on the Answer Sheet.
A— central processing unit
B— computer-aided design
C— data processing
D— desktop operating system
E— dialogue boxes
F— disk drive
H— drag and drop
I— electronic commerce
J— floppy disk
K— home page
L— host computer
M— ink-jet printer
N— laser jet printer
O— office automation
Examples: (B)计算机辅助设计 （G）下载
41.（ ）主机 （ ）喷墨打印机
42.（ ）办公自动化 （ ）对话框
43.（ ）数据处理 （ ）电子商务
44.（ ）拖放 （ ）激光打印机
45.（ ）软磁盘 （ ）磁盘驱动器
Directions:After reading the passage, you are required to complete the statements below it. You should write your answers briefly on the Answer Sheet.
The rules for writing an abstract are almost the same to those for writing the summary of an investigation report. In an abstract you(1)make an outline of the problem and the purpose of your investigation,(2)mention very briefly how you conducted the investigation or tests, (3)describe your main findings, and (4)make the conclusions. All this must be done in as few words as possible: ideally, your abstract will be about 125 words long and never more than 250 words.
From the abstract, readers must be able to decide whether the information you provide in the scientific paper or report is particularly interesting to them and whether they should read further. Because a scientific paper is written for readers who generally are familiar with your technical or scientific discipline, you may use technical terminology in the abstract. The abstract should be written last, when the whole paper has been written, so that you can make an abstract of the brief details you need from what you have already written.
46.How will you write an abstract? You should write it in as___as possible.
47.What should be described in the abstract? Our___.
48.What are the readers likely to do if they find the abstract interesting? The readers are likely to___.
49.Why can you use technical terminology in the abstract? Because your readers are usually___ your scientific discipline.
50.When should you write the abstract? After you have finished___.
Directions:This part is to test your ability to translate English into Chinese. After each of the sentences, you will read four choices of suggested translation. You should choose the best one and mark the corresponding letter on your Answer Sheet.
51.What is essential is that both sides share mutual understanding and support.
52.The increase in international business has created a need for manager with skills in cross-culture communication.
53.One should always keep in mind the old truth “First impressions are lasting.”
A. 人们应当永远把这个古老的真理记在心中，即“先入为主 ”。
54.Air transport industry is an area of commerce in which aircraft are emploued to arry passengers, freight, and mail.
55.If you are not satisfied with any aspect of the service we provide or feel you have been treated unfairly, you may call the Branch Office. They will handle the matter. If you are still not satisfied and wish to make a formal complaint, you should contact the Head Office. The contact details are listed on the back cover of this handbook.
Directions:This part is to test your ability to do practical writing. You are required to write a Letter of Introduction in English according to the following information given in Chinese. Remember to write the message in the corresponding space on the Translation Composition Sheet.
求职信（Letter of Application）