Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
11. A) Surfing the net.
B) Watching a talk show.
C) Packing a birthday gift.
D) Shopping at a jewelry store.（A）
12. A) He enjoys finding fault with exams.
B) He is sure of his success in the exam.
C) He doesn’t know if he can do well in the exam.
D) He used to get straight A’s in the exams he took.（B）
13. A) The man is generous with his good comments on people.
B) The woman is unsure if there will be peace in the world.
C) The woman is doubtful about newspaper stories.
D) The man is quite optimistic about human nature.（D）
14. A) Study for some profession.
B) Attend a medical school.
C) Stay in business.
D) Sell his shop.（C）
15. A) More money.
B) Fair treatment.
C) A college education.
D) Shorter work hours.（A）
16. A) She was exhausted from her trip.
B) She missed the comforts of home.
C) She was impressed by Mexican food.
D) She will not go to Mexico again.（B）
17. A) Cheer herself up a bit.
B) Find a more suitable job.
C) Seek professional advice.
D) Take a psychology course.（C）
18. A) He dresses more formally now.
B) What he wears does not match his position.
C) He has ignored his friends since graduation.
D) He failed to do well at college.（A）
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) To go sightseeing.
B) To have meetings.
C) To promote a new champagne.
D) To join in a training program.（B）
20. A) It can reduce the number of passenger complaints.
B) It can make air travel more entertaining.
C) It can cut down the expenses for air travel.
D) It can lessen the discomfort caused by air travel.（D）
21. A) Took balanced meals with champagne.
B) Ate vegetables and fruit only.
C) Refrained from fish or meat.
D) Avoided eating rich food.（D）
22. A) Many of them found it difficult to exercise on a plane.
B) Many of them were concerned with their well-being.
C) Not many of them chose to do what she did.
D) Not many of them understood the program.（C）
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. A) At a fair.
B) At a cafeteria.
C) In a computer lab.
D) In a shopping mall.（A）
24. A) The latest computer technology.
B) The organizing of an exhibition.
C) The purchasing of some equipment.
D) The dramatic changes in the job market.（C）
25. A) Data collection.
B) Training consultancy.
C) Corporate management.
D) Information processing.（B）
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 choice marked A) B) C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. A) Improve themselves.
B) Get rid of empty dreams.
C) Follow the cultural tradition.
D) Attempt something impossible.（A）
27. A) By finding sufficient support for implementation.
B) By taking into account their own ability to change.
C) By constantly keeping in mind their ultimate goals.
D) By making detailed plans and carrying them out.（D）
28. A) To show people how to get their lives back to normal.
B) To show how difficult it is for people to lose weight.
C) To remind people to check the calories on food bags.
D) To illustrate how easily people abandon their goals.（D）
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. A) Michael’s parents got divorced.
B) Karen was adopted by Ray Anderson.
C) Karen’s mother died in a car accident.
D) A truck driver lost his life in a collision.（B）
30. A) He ran a red light and collided with a truck.
B) He sacrificed his life to save a baby girl.
C) He was killed instantly in a burning car.
D) He got married to Karen’s mother.（B）
31. A) The reported hero turned out to be his father.
B) He did not understand his father till too late.
C) Such misfortune should have fallen on him.
D) It reminded him of his miserable childhood.（A）
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. A) Germany.
C) The U.S.
D) The U.K.（B）
33. A) By doing odd jobs at weekends.
B) By working long hours every day.
C) By putting in more hours each week.
D) By taking shorter vacations each year.（D）
34. A) To combat competition and raise productivity.
B) To provide them with more job opportunities.
C) To help them maintain their living standard.
D) To prevent them from holding a second job.（A）
35. A) Change their jobs.
B) Earn more money.
C) Reduce their working hours.
D) Strengthen the government’s role.（C）
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 from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, 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.
Nursing, as a typically female profession, must deal constantly with the false impression that nurses are there to wait on the physician. As nurses, we are (36) ________ to provide nursing care only. We do not have any legal or moral (37) ________ to any physician. We provide health teaching, (38) ________ physical as well as emotional problems, (39) ________ patient-related services, and make all of our nursing decisions based upon what is best or suitable for the patient. If, in any (40) ________, we feel that a physician’s order is (41) ________ or unsafe, we have a legal (42) ________ to question that order or refuse to carry it out.
Nursing is not a nine-to-five job with every weekend off. All nurses are aware of that before they enter the profession. The emotional and physical stress. However, that occurs due to odd working hours is a (43) ________ reason for a lot of the career dissatisfaction. (44) ________________________________. That disturbs our personal lives, disrupts our sleeping and eating habits, and isolates us from everything except job-related friends and activities.
The quality of nursing care is being affected dramatically by these situations. (45) ________________________________. Consumers of medically related services have evidently not been affected enough yet to demand changes in our medical system. But if trends continue as predicted, (46) ________________________________.