It is an established fact that the topic concerning happiness has aroused stormy discussions in newspapers, television and network. So what is happiness? When it comes to the above-mentioned question, people opinions vary widely. While some people hold happiness equal to nonexistence of problems, others stand on a different ground, for they argue that happiness results from confronting and addressing problems instead of disregarding or avoiding them。
While the pace of people’s living is speeding up, the happiness index is lower and lower. According to the recent statistic conducted by CCTV—China's most influential television station，people who hold that they are in a state of unhappiness account for 78%. This phenomenon is mostly due to the different attitudes towards happiness. To my mind, for one thing, it is necessary to keep positive mind when confronting with unpleasant things. For another, cooperation is of great significance in our life。
On the basis of the analysis above, we may draw a conlusion that keeping optimistic, cooperative, and stronghearted, combined with being persistent and decisive, really count in dealing with problems and being happy. Only people who are skilled in handling problems can fully enjoy happiness and success。
Dear Sir or Madam,
I wish to apply for the position of a secretary you advertised in Beijing Weekly the other day. I will graduate from Peking University and obtain my bachelor’s degree in a few months. I am majored in business management, and I am 23 years old. I feel that my qualifications and intern experience makes me a suitable candidate for this job, which, according to the advertisement description, demands a multi-lingual person with some secretary experience. Chinese is my home tongue, and I have been the Best Host in the host competition of our school. Besides, I have a fair mastery of English, and my CET-4 is 657 point and CET-6 is 625 point. As for my work experience, I have been an intern secretary in one of the world top 500 companies for one year. The whole year’s intern experience has helped me aware of the importance of co-operation and co-ordination among coworkers。
Thank you for your consideration of my application. I am looking forward to your reply。
1. 答案：D) Their hard work has resulted in a big success.
2. 答案：B) Join a package tour to Mexico.
3. 答案：B) In case some problem should occur.
4. 答案：C) The man can try out the facilities before he becomes a member.
5. 答案：A) He is not fit to study science.
6. 答案：C) Pay for part of the picnic food.
7. 答案：A) A labor dispute at a bus company.
8. 答案：D) The payment for an order.
本次六级短对话难度变化不大，考查的话题还是我们以前考试中经常提及的日常生活，工作以及学习方面，例如，对话1、2、4、6、7和日常生活话题有关（演出、度假、办卡，野餐，新闻）；对话3、8涉及商务工作；对话5则为校园生活话题（考试）。短对话主要考查学生对事实细节信息的抓取和隐含意义的推理判断，大部分题目答案是可以通过听力原文直接得到的。其中一些主要短语需要注意：pay off“得到好的结果；取得成功”；give sb a free pass“开恩”；try out“尝试；试用”；cut out“切断；停止”；lay off“解雇”等，理解好这些短语对整篇短文听力内容的把握很有帮助，往往一个短对话的关键点就在一个单词或者短语上，所以考生平时还是需要多多积累一些词汇和短语。
9. B) A hotel receptionist.
10. A) Appearance.
11. C) Offer the job to David Wallace.
12 C) He was admitted to university.
13. B) He became a professor of Mathematics.
14. D) Their work on very high frequency radio waves.
15. D) To teach at a university.
本篇对话有一定难度，一是时间点较多，二是一些较难的单词和短语，如reference library参考书阅览室；Darlington达灵顿（英国英格兰东北部城市）；inventer发明家；physicist物理学家；be admitted to进入；refrigeration冷冻；low temperature physics低温物理学；mathematics数学；subatomic particles亚原子粒子；patent取得……的专利权。做题时不要纠结于一些听不懂的单词，可以在试卷各选项旁边标注上时间点，这样等听问题时就能快速锁定答案。
16. A They have become a headache to the community.
17. C To alert the deer.
18. B They would endanger domestic animals.
这是一篇关于生态的文章。讲述了白尾鹿数量过多给长岛带来的负面影响，以及政府因此采取的措施。首句便点明了文章主旨，16题的答案即可呼之欲出。17题为事实细节题，pots and pans压了头韵，在文中的特征还是颇为明显的，不难定位。18题看似推理判断，但并不难从原文中得出正确答案，cats and dogs都是domestic animals家禽，所以也可看作是事实细节题。总的来说，今年听力短文的难度有所下降。大家要有信心，一定能通过考试的！
nuisance n. 麻烦事
hazard n. 危险
alert v. 向……报警
19. A She is a tourist guide.
20. C It was used by the family to hold dinner parties.
Since ancient times, the Chinese people usually celebrate harvest in the Mid-Autumn, which is similar to the custom of celebrating Thanksgiving in the North America. The tradition of celebrating Mid-Autumn festival became popular throughout China in the early Tang dynasty. The lunar August 15 is a day for people worshiping the moon. On this day, under the dazzling bright moon, families reunite and enjoy the moon’s beauty. In 2006, Mid-Autumn festival was listed as one of China's cultural heritage, and in 2008, it was classified as a public holiday. Moon cakes, as indispensable delicious food of the festival, were gifts people sent to families and friends during the festival and usually eaten on family gatherings. There are characters of “longevity”，“good fortune”and “harmony” on the Traditional moon cakes.
The world-renowned Silk Road is a series of routes connecting the East and the West. The Silk Road represents the ancient Chinese silk trade. The Silk Road trade played an important role in China, South Asia, Europe and Africa. It was through the Silk Road that Chinese papermaking, gunpowder, the compass and the printing press spread all over the world. Similarly, Chinese silk, tea and porcelain also spread all over the world through the Silk Road. And Europe exported all kinds of goods and plants through the Silk Road to meet the needs of the Chinese market.
W: OK, that's it. Now we have to make a decision. We might as well do that now, don't you think?
M: Sure, let's see. First we saw Frank Brisenski. What did you think of him?
W: Well, he's certainly a very polite young man.
M: And very relaxed, too.
W: But his appearance…
M: En… He wasn't well dressed. He wasn't even wearing a tie.
W: But he did have a nice voice. He sounded good on the telephone.
M: True. And I thought he seemed very intelligent. He answered Dona's questions very well.
W: That's true, but dressing well is important. Well, let's think about the others. Now what about Barber Jones? She had a nice voice, too. She sounded good on the telephone, and she was well dressed, too.
M: En… She did look very neat, very nicely dressed, but…
W: But so shy. She wouldn't be very good at talking to people at the front desk.
M: En…OK. Now who was the next? Ar…Yes, David Wallace. I thought he was very good, had a lot of potential. What do you think?
W: En… He seemed like a very bright guy. He dressed very nicely, too. And he had a really nice appearance.
M: He seemed relaxed to me, the type of person people feel comfortable with right away.
W: He was polite, but also very friendly and relaxed as you say. I think he'll be good with the guests at the front desk.
M: He had a very pleasant voice, too.
W: That's right. OK, good! I guess we have our receptionist then, don't you?