Part III Listening Comprehension (35 Minutes)
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 was 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) She expected more people at her party.
B) She enjoys entertaining small children.
C) She threw a surprise party for her friend
D) She has always enjoyed great popularity.
12. A) They are not used to living in a cold place.
B) They feel lucky to live in Florida.
C) They are going to have a holiday.
D) They have not booked their air tickets yet.
13. A) He was pleased to get the medal. C) He used to be a firefighter.
B) He was very courageous. D) He was accused of causing a fire.
14. A) Make a profitable investment. C) Get parts for the machine from Japan.
B) Buy a new washing machine D) Have the old washing machine fixed.
15. A) He is pleased with his exciting new job.
B) He finds the huge workload unbearable.
C) He finds his office much too big for him.
D) He is not so excited about his new position.
16. A) The woman is going to hold a big party tomorrow.
B) The man has no idea what the right thing to do is.
C) The woman doesn’t know how to get to the party.
D) The man offers to drive the woman to the party.
17. A) Drawing up a business plan. C) Finalizing a contract.
B) Discussing a term paper. D) Reviewing a co-authored article.
18. A) She ordered some paper. C) She chatted online with a friend
B) She had the printer repaired. D) She filled in an application form
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) His health is getting worse. C) His past life upsets him a good deal.
B) He can no longer work at sea. D) He has not got the expected pension.
20. A) She passed away years ago. C) She has been working at a clinic.
B) She used to work as a model. D) She has been seriously ill for years.
21. A) She has made lots of money as a doctor.
B) She is going to take care of her old dad.
C) She has never got on with her father.
D) She is kind and generous by nature.
22. A) He dines out with his wife every weekend.
B) He is excellent but looks had-tempered.
C) He does not care about his appearance.
D) He is not quite popular with his patients.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. A) The man has sent the order to the woman by mistake
B) Some of the telephone systems don’t work properly
C) Some of the packs do not contain any manuals.
D) The quality of the goods is not up to the standard.
24. A) Send a service engineer to do the repairs.
B) Consult her boss about the best solution.
C) Pass the man’s order to the right person.
D) The quality of the goods is not up to the standard.
25. A) Ideal. C) Partial
B) Temporary D) Creative
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages .At the end of each passage .You will hear some questions. Boss 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 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) It is entertaining. C) It takes lots of time.
B) It is a costly hobby. D) It requires training.
27. A) They can harm nearby plants. C) They fight each other for food.
B) They may catch some disease. D) They may pollute the environment.
28. A) Place the food on warmer spots. C) Avoid using any contaminated food.
B) Use prepared feed mixtures only. D) Continue the feeding till it gets warm.
Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. A) He will betray even his best friends.
B) He is able to make up good excuses.
C) He will lie whenever he wants.
D) He tries to achieve his goal at any cost
30. A) She made him apologize C) She broke up with him.
B) She readily forgave him D) She refused to answer his calls.
31. A) Buy her a new set of tires. C) Lend her his batteries.
B) Help clean her apartment. D) Move furniture for her.
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. A) The atmosphere they live in is rather unreal.
B) Their parents put too much pressure on them.
C) It’s hard for them to get along with other kids.
D) They have to live in the shadow of their parents.
33. A) He always boasts about his rich father.
B) He will grow up to be good for nothing.
C) He has too much to know the value of things.
D) He is too young to manage his inherited property.
34. A) She wants Amanda to get professional care.
B) She has no experience in raising children.
C) She wants to show off her wealth.
D) She has no time to do it herself.
35. A) The lifestyle depicted in Hollywood movies.
B) The worship of money, beauty and pleasure.
C) The attention the media focuses on them.
D) The pursuing of perfection in performance.
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 .
Around 120 years ago, Ebbinghaus began his study of memory. He(36) .on studying how quickly the human mind can remember (37) . One result of his research is known as the total time hypothesis(假设), which simply means the amount you learn (38) on the time you spend trying to learn it . This can be taken as our first rule of learning.
Although it is usually true that studying for four hours is better than studying for one, there is still the question of how we should use the four hours. For example, is it better to study for four hours (39) or to study for one hour a day for four days in a (40) ?. The answer, as you may have (41) , is that it is better to spread out the study times. This (42) , through which we can learn more (43) .by dividing our practice time, is known as the distribution of practice effect. Thus, (44)
But we’re not finished yet. We haven’t considered how we should study over very short periods of time. (45)
.Should you look at the same word in rapid succession, or look at the word and then have some delay before you look at it again ?(46)