Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Direction: In his 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 was said. both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will 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 Sheet2 with a single line through the centre.
11. A) She used to be in poor health.
C) She was somewhat overweight
B) She was popular among boys.
D) She didn’t do well at high school.
12. A) At he airport.
B) In a restaurant.
C) In a booking office.
D) At the hotel reception.
13. A) Teaching her son by herself.
B) Having confidence in her son.
C) Asking the teacher for extra help.
D) Telling her son not to worry.
14. A) Have a short break.
B) Take two weeks off.
C) Continue her work outdoors.
D) Go on vacation with the man.
15. A) He is taking care of this twin brother.
B) He ha been feeling ill all week.
C) He is worried about Rod’s health.
D) He has been in perfect condition.
16. A) She sold all her furniture before she moved house.
B) She still keeps some old furniture in her new house.
C) She plans to put all her old furniture in the basement.
D) She brought a new set of furniture from Italy last month.
17. A) The woman wondered why the man didn’t return the book.
B) The woman doesn’t seem to know what the book is about.
C) The woman doesn’t find the book useful any more.
D) The woman forgot lending the book to the man.
18. A) Most of the man’s friends are athletes.
B) Few people share the woman’s opinion.
C) The man doesn’t look like a sportsman.
D) The woman doubts the man’s athletic ability.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have heard.
19. A) She has packed it in one of her bags.
B) She has probably left it in a taxi.
C) She id going to get it the airport.
D) She is afraid that she has lost it.
20) A) It ends in winter.
B) It will cost her a lot.
C) It will last one week.
D) It depends on the weather.
21. A) The plane is taking off soon.
B) There might be a traffic jam.
C) The taxi is waiting for them.
D) There is a lot of stuff to pack.
22. A) At home.
B) In the man’s car.
C) At the airport.
D) By the side of a taxi.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. A) She is thirsty for promotion.
B) She wants a much higher salary.
C) She is tired of her present work.
D) She wants to save travel expenses.
24. A) Translator.
B) Travel agent.
C) Language instructor.
D) Environment engineer.
25. A) Lively personality and inquiring mind.
B) Communication skills and team spirit.
C) Devotion and work efficiency.
D) Education and experience.
In this section, you will hear 3 short passage. 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 questions , you must choose the best answer from the four choices 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 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26．A. They care a lot about children.
B. They need looking after in their old age.
C. They want to enrich their life experience.
D. They want children to keep them company.
27. A. They are usually adopted from distant places.
B. Their birth information is usually kept secret.
C. Their birth parents often try to conceal their birth information.
D. Their adoptive parents don’t want them to know their birth parents.
28. A. They generally hold bad feelings towards their birth parents.
B. They do not want to hurt the feelings of their adoptive parents.
C. They have mixed feelings about finding their natural parents.
D. They are fully aware of the expenses involved in the search.
29. A. Early adoption makes for closer parent-child relationship.
B. Most people prefer to adopt children from overseas.
C. Understanding is the key to successful adoption.
D. Adoption has much to do with love.
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
30. A. He suffered from mental illness.
B. He bought the washing on post.
C. He turned a failing newspaper into a success.
D. He was once a reporter for a major newspaper.
31. A. She was the first woman to lead a big U.S. publishing company.
B. She got her first job as a teacher at the University of Chicago.
C. She committed suicide because of her mental disorder.
D. She took over her father’s position when he died.
32. A. People came to see the role of women in the business world.
B. Katharine played a major part in reshaping Americans’ mind.
C. American media would be quite different without Katharine.
D. Katharine had exerted an important influence on the world.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
33. A. It’ll enable them to enjoy the best medical care.
B. It’ll allow them to receive free medical treatment.
C. It’ll protect them from possible financial crises.
D. It’ll prevent the doctors from overcharging them.
34．A. They can’t immediately get back the money paid for their medical cost.
B. They have to go through very complicated application procedures.
C. They can only visit doctors who speak their native languages.
D. They may not be able to receive timely medical treatment.
35．A. They don’t have to pay for the medical services.
B. They needn’t pay the entire medical bill at once.
C. They must send the receipts to the insurance company promptly.
D. They have to pay a much higher price to get an insurance policy.
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.
More and more of the word’s population are living in towns or cities. The speed at which cities are growing in the less developed countries is(36) ____. Between 1920 and 1960 big cities in developed countries(37) _____two and a half times in size, but in other parts of the world the growth was eight times their size.
They(38) ____size of growth is bad enough, but there are now also very(39)____signs of trouble in the(40) _____of percentages of people living in towns and percentages of people working in industry. During the nineteenth century cities grew as a result of the growth of industry. In Europe the(41)_____of people living in cities was always smaller than that of the (42)_____working in factories. Now, however, the(43)_______is almost always true in the newly industrialized world:(44) ______________________________________ .
Without a base of people working in industry, these cities cannot pay for their growth;(45)________________
_______________________________________ . There has been little opportunity to build water supplies or other facilities. (46) _________________________ a growth in the number of hopeless and despairing parents and starving children.