文章来源: 文章作者: 发布时间:2008-10-31 03:24 字体: [ ]  进入论坛
Part B
  Read the following paragraphs in which 5 people talk about the way American consumers borrow.
  For questions 61 to 65, match name of each speaker to one of the statements (A to C) given below. Mark your answers on your ANSWER SHEET.
  Mark Lilla Young consumers often have not established their credit ratings. Many do not have steady in-comes. They might have difficulty borrowing money from an agency in business to make loans. Parents or relatives are usually their best source of loans. Of course, the parents or relatives would have to have money available and be willing to lend it. You might even get an interest-free loan. However, a parent or relative who lends should receive interest the same as any other lender.
  Chris Roddy
  For most consumers the cheapest place to borrow is at a commercial bank. Banks are a good
  source of installment1 loans which may run for 12 months or up to 36. Most banks also make single payment loans to consumers for short periods@30, 60, or 90 days. A typical interest rate is 3 cents per $100 per day. Suppose that you used $100 of your credit and repaid it in 30 days. The cost would be 90 cents.
  Karen Barber
  Another possible source of loans is a life insurance policy. Anyone who owns this type of insurance may borrow up to the amount of its cash value. The amount the insurance company will pay in case of death is reduced by the amount of the loan. For example, suppose that someone with $10,000 of insurance borrows $2,000 and dies leaving the loan unpaid2. The insurance company would pay only $8,000 to the person entitled to receive the money.
  Louise Richard
  Borrowing from pawnbrokers4 is both easy and expensive. In exchange for a loan the borrower leaves some item of value such as jewelry5, a camera, a musical instrument, or clothing. Usually the amount of money received is far less than the actual value of the item left. When a borrower repays the loan plus interest, the pawnbroker3 returns the item. If the loan is not paid within a year, the pawnbroker gets his or her money by selling the item.
  Jodie Morse
  When money is urgently needed, people may agree to pay any price for a loan. Too late, they may find themselves in the clutches of loan sharks. A loan shark is an unlicensed lender because their rates are higher than the law allows, sometimes 1,000 percent or more a year. Borrowers are hardly ever able to repay their loans. It is all they can do to pay the interest. Borrowers who fail to pay the interest on time have been threatened with injury.
  Now match each of the persons to the appropriate statement.
  Note: there are two extra statements.
  61. Mark Lilla             [A] A person can borrow as much as his life insurance's cash value.
  62. Chris Roddy            [B] The lender gets huge profits.
  63. Karen Barber           [C] The borrowers may not take as long as they want to repay their loans.
  64. Louise Richard         [ D] If the loan is not paid in a year, the item belongs to the lender.
  65. Jodie Morse              [E] Borrowing from their parents or relatives is the easiest or the
  best loan source for the young consumers.
  [ F ] The consumers without good credit can borrow money from their parents or relatives.
  [G] The interest rate of the commercial bank is the lowest. For example, the cost would be 360 cents if you borrowed $200 and repaid it in 60 days.


1 installment 96TxL     
  • I shall soon pay the last installment of my debt.不久我将偿付我的最后一期债款。
  • He likes to buy things on the installment plan.他喜欢用分期付款法购买货物。
2 unpaid fjEwu     
  • Doctors work excessive unpaid overtime.医生过度加班却无报酬。
  • He's doing a month's unpaid work experience with an engineering firm.他正在一家工程公司无偿工作一个月以获得工作经验。
3 pawnbroker SiAys     
  • He redeemed his watch from the pawnbroker's.他从当铺赎回手表。
  • She could get fifty dollars for those if she went to the pawnbroker's.要是她去当铺当了这些东西,她是可以筹出50块钱的。
4 pawnbrokers 7eb1277eb8b88607176ca8eae6bbba61     
n.当铺老板( pawnbroker的名词复数 )
  • To exploit this demand, pawnbrokers are shedding their dingy, Dickensian image. 为了开拓市场,典当商人正在试图摆脱他们过去阴暗的狄更斯时代的形象。 来自互联网
  • Each state and territory has legislation that requires pawnbrokers to be licensed. 各个州和地区的法律都规定当铺老板必须取得特许执照。 来自互联网
5 jewelry 0auz1     
  • The burglars walked off with all my jewelry.夜盗偷走了我的全部珠宝。
  • Jewelry and lace are mostly feminine belongings.珠宝和花边多数是女性用品。