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 centre.
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 are talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish by 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 centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C]
1. A) Furnished apartments will cost more.
B) The apartment can be furnished easily.
C) She can provide the man with the apartment he needs.
D) The apartment is just what the man is looking for.（C）
2. A) He quite agrees with Mr. Johnson’s views.
B) Mr. Johnson’s ideas are nonsense.
C) Mr. Johnson is good at expressing his ideas.
D) He shares the woman’s views on social welfare.（A）
3. A) Avoid distractions while studying in her dorm.
B) Improve her grades gradually.
C) Change the conditions of her dorm.
D) Study in a quiet place.（D）
4. A) It will be held in a different place,
B) It has been put off.
C) It has been cancelled.
D) It will be rescheduled to attract more participants.（B）
5. A) Janet is very much interested in architecture.
B) Janet admires the Sydney Opera House very much.
C) Janet thinks it’s a shame for anyone not to visit Australia.
D) Janet loves the beautiful landscape of Australia very much.（B）
6. A) It falls short of her supervisor’s expectations.
B) It has drawn criticism from lots of people.
C) It can be finished in a few weeks’ time.
D) It is based on a lot of research.（A）
7. A) Karen is sure to pass the interview.
B) He knows Karen better now.
C) Karen is very forgetful.
D) The woman should have reminded Karen earlier.（C）
8. A) Skip the class to prepare for the exam.
B) Tell the professor she’s lost her voice.
C) Attend the lecture with the man.
D) Ask Joe to apologize to the professor for her.（A）
9. A) The woman is working in a kindergarten.
B) The man will go in for business fight after high school.
C) The woman is not happy with the man’s decision.
D) The man wants to be a business manager.（D）
10. A) They are busy all the year round.
B) They stay closed until summer comes.
C) They cater chiefly to tourists.
D) They provide quality service to their customers.（C）
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) Boss and secretary.
B) PR representative and client.
12. A) He thought the boss was unfair to him.
B) His clients complained about his service.
C) He felt his assignment was tougher than Sue’s.
D) His boss was always finding fault with his work.（A）
13. A) She complains about her bad luck.
B) She always accepts them cheerfully.
C) She is unwilling to undertake them.
D) She takes them on, though reluctantly.（B）
14. A) John had to quit his job.
B) Both John and Sue got a raise.
C) Sue failed to complete her project.
D) Sue got promoted.（D）
Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15. A) By displaying their feelings and emotions.
B) By exchanging their views on public affairs.
C) By asking each other some personal questions.
D) By greeting each other very politely.（C）
16. A) Yell loudly.
B) Argue fiercely.
C) Express his opinion frankly.
D) Refrain from showing his feelings.（D）
17. A) Doing credit to one’s community.
B) Distinguishing oneself.
C) Getting rich quickly.
D) Respecting individual rights.（B）
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
18. A) When tests show that they are relatively safe.
B) If they don’t involve any risks.
C) When the urgent need for them arises.
D) If they produce predictable side effects.（A）
19. A) Because they are less sensitive to it than those who have been tested for it.
B) Because they are not accustomed to it.
C) Because their genes differ from those who have been tested for it.
D) Because they are not psychologically prepared for it.（D）
20. A) They will become physically impaired.
B) They will suffer from minor discomfort.
C) They will have to take ever larger doses.
D) They will experience a very painful process.（C）