Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each
conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation
and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will
start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon.
Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the
Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) The woman never travels by plane.
B) Both speakers feel nervous when flying.
C) The man thinks travelling by air is quite safe.
D) The speakers feel sad about the serious loss of life.
2. A) In an office.
B) In a restaurant.
C) At a railway station.
D) At the information desk.
3. A) Fix the shelf.
B) Paint the shelf.
C) Write the letter.
D) Look for the pen.
4. A) It is run by Mrs. Winter’s husband.
B) It hires Mrs. Winter as an adviser.
C) It gives a 30% discount to all customers.
D) It encourages husbands to shop on their own.
5. A) Too tight a hat.
B) Lack of sleep.
C) Long working hours.
D) Long exposure to the sun.
6. A) He doesn’t like the way Americans speak.
B) He speaks English as if he were a native speaker.
C) His English is still poor after ten years in America.
D) He doesn’t mind speaking English with an accent.
7. A) An electrician.
B) A carpenter.
C) An auto mechanic.
D) A telephone repairman.
8. A) They both enjoyed watching the game.
B) They both felt good about the results of the game.
C) People were surprised at their winning the game.
D) The man thought the results were beyond their expectations.
9. A) Salesman and customer.
B) Manager and employee.
C) Professor and student.
D) Guide and tourist.
10. A) Tom will keep the surprise party a secret.
B) Tom didn’t make any promise to Lucy.
C) Tom has arranged a surprise party for Lucy.
D) Tom and Lucy have no secrets from each other.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage
is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea.
When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the
blanks numbered form S1 to S7 with the exact words you have just heard: For blanks
numbered from S8 to S10 you are required to fill in the missing information. You
can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points
in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you
should check what you have written.
The human body is a remarkable food processor. As an adult, you may
consumer (S1) ___________ a ton of food per year and still not gain or lose a
pound of body weight. You are (S2) ______________ harnessing and consuming energy
through the intricate (S3) ______________ of your body in order to remain in energy
balance. to (S4) ________________ a given body weight, your energy input must
balance your energy output. However, sometimes the (S5) _____________ energy
balance is upset, and your (S6) ___________________ body weight will either
fall or (S7) ______________.
The term body image refers to the mental image we have of our won physical
Research has revealed that about 40 percent of adult men and 55 percent of
women are dissatisfied with their current body weight
At the college level, a study found that 85 percent of both male and female
first-year students desired to change their body weight.
Thinness is currently an attribute that females desire highly. Males generally
desire muscularity. The vast majority of individuals who want to change their
body weight do it for the sake of appearance; most want to lose excess body
fat while a smaller percentage of individuals actually want to gain weight.