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) or D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
1. A) The foggy weather has affected Mary’s mood.
B) They are puzzled about Mary’s low spirits.
C) Mary is dissatisfied with her promotion.
D) Mary cares too much about her looks.（B）
2. A) Go to an art exhibition.
B) Attend the opening night of a play.
C) Dine out with an old friend.
D) See his paintings on display.（A）
3. A) Her mother was quite outstanding in academic word.
B) She was not particularly interested in going to school.
C) Her parents laid great emphasis on academic excellence.
D) She helped upgrade the educational level of immigrants.（C）
4. A) The machines there were ill maintained.
B) Tickets for its members were cheaper.
C) It was filled with people all the time.
D) It had a reputation for good service.（C）
5. A) Both Sarah and Tom have been awarded doctoral degrees.
B) Tom has arranged to meet his bride Sarah in Hawaii.
C) Tom was more excited than Sarah at the wedding.
D) A double blessing has descended upon Tom.（D）
6. A) There were too many questions in the examination.
B) The examination was well beyond the course content.
C) The examination questions were somewhat too difficult.
D) The course prepared him adequately for the examination.（B）
7. A) It’s less time consuming.
B) His wife is tired of cooking.
C) It’s part of his job.
D) He is sick of home-cooked meals.（C）
8. A) He has just started to teach piano lessons.
B) He seldom takes things seriously.
C) He is very proud of his piano skills.
D) He usually understates his achievements.（D）
9. A) It’s tedious.
B) It’s absurd.
C) It’s justifiable.
D) It’s understandable.（B）
10. A) Arrange accommodation for her.
B) Explain the cause of the cancellation.
C) Compensate her for the inconvenience.
D) Allow her to take another flight that night.（A）
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) or D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) Producing legendary painting.
B) Making a fortune from decorative arts.
C) Manufacturing quality furniture.
D) Setting up a special museum.（D）
12. A) To show his fascination with Asian culture.
B) To tell the story of the American Revolution.
C) To promote interest in American decorative arts.
D) To increase the popularity of the DuPont Company.（C）
13. A) By theme of period.
B) By style of design.
C) By manufacturer of origin.
D) By function of purpose.（A）
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) People may use two or more languages.
B) People will choose Chinese rather than English.
C) The percentage of native speakers of English will increase.
D) The number of people relying on their mother tongue will drop.（A）
15. A) The number of Spanish speakers is far greater than that of Arabic speakers.
B) Arabic spoken in one Arab country may not be understood in another.
C) Arabic spoken in Egypt differs from Arabic spoken in Morocco in origin.
D) The number of Arabic speakers is declining because of the invasion of English.（B）
16. A) It is impossible for Arab countries to standardize their language.
B) Most people in the world will learn to speak Chinese in the future.
C) It is uncertain whether English will be the world language in the future.
D) Spanish is very likely to become the top language of the world by 2050.（C）
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) Because they believe blind students prefer to mix with students who can see.
B) Because it would cost lots of money to build such special colleges.
C) Because it would constitute discrimination against blind students.
D) Because they think blind people should learn to live among sighted people.（D）
18. A) By encouraging the to be more self-reliant.
B) By showing them proper care and respect.
C) By offering them more financial assistance.
D) By providing them with free medical service.（A）
19. A) Financial aid from the American government.
B) Modern technology.
C) Professional support.
D) Help from the National Federation of the Blind.（B）
20. A) Ask American professors to write recommendations on their behalf.
B) Obtain American citizenship before they reach the age of 30.
C) Turn to special institutions in their own country for assistance.
D) Apply to the national federation of the Blind for scholarships.（D）