Part III Listening Comprehension (35minutes)
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) The man might be able to play in the World Cup.
B) The man’s football career seems to be at an end.
C) The man was operated on a few weeks ago.
D) The man is a fan of world-famous football players.
12. A) Work out a plan to tighten his budget
B) Find out the opening hours of the cafeteria.
C) Apply for a senior position in the restaurant.
D) Solve his problem by doing a part-time job.
13. A) A financial burden.
B) A good companion
C) A real nuisance.
D) A well-trained pet.
14. A) The errors will be corrected soon.
B) The woman was mistaken herself.
C) The computing system is too complex.
D) He has called the woman several times.
15. A) He needs help to retrieve his files.
B) He has to type his paper once more.
C) He needs some time to polish his paper.
D) He will be away for a two-week conference.
16. A) They might have to change their plan.
B) He has got everything set for their trip.
C) He has a heavier workload than the woman.
D) They could stay in the mountains until June 8.
17. A) They have wait a month to apply for a student loan.
B) They can find the application forms in the brochure.
C) They are not eligible for a student loan.
D) They are not late for a loan application.
18. A) New laws are yet to be made to reduce pollutant release.
B) Pollution has attracted little attention from the public.
C) The quality of air will surely change for the better.
D) It’ll take years to bring air pollution under control.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) Enormous size of its stores.
B) Numerous varieties of food.
C) Its appealing surroundings.
D) Its rich and colorful history.
20. A) An ancient building.
B) A world of antiques.
C) An Egyptian museum.
D) An Egyptian Memorial.
21. A) Its power bill reaches $9 million a year.
B) It sells thousands of light bulbs a day.
C) It supplies power to a nearby town.
D) It generates 70% of the electricity it uses.
22. A) 11,500
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. A) Transferring to another department.
B) Studying accounting at a university
C) Thinking about doing a different job.
D) Making preparation for her wedding.
24. A) She has finally got a promotion and a pay raise.
B) She has got a satisfactory job in another company.
C) She could at last leave the accounting department.
D) She managed to keep her position in the company.
25. A) He and Andrea have proved to be a perfect match.
B) He changed his mind about marriage unexpectedly.
C) He declared that he would remain single all his life.
D) He would marry Andrea even without meeting her.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some question. Both the passage and the question 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 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 are motorcycles designated for water sports.
B) They are speedy boats restricted in narrow waterways.
C) They are becoming an efficient form of water transportation.
D) They are getting more popular as a means or water recreation.
27. A) Waterscooter operators’ lack of experience.
B) Vacationers’ disregard of water safety rules.
C) Overloading of small boats and other craft.
D) Carelessness of people boating along the shore.
28. A) They scare whales to death.
B) They produce too much noise
C) They discharge toxic emissions.
. D) They endanger lots of water life.
29. A) Expand operating areas.
B) Restrict operating hours.
C) Limit the use of waterscooters.
D) Enforce necessary regulations.
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
30. A) They are stable.
B) They are close.
C) They are strained.
D) They are changing.
31. A) They are fully occupied with their own business.
B) Not many of them stay in the same place for long.
C) Not many of them can win trust from their neighbors.
D) They attach less importance to interpersonal relations.
32. A) Count on each other for help.
B) Give each other a cold shoulder.
C) Keep a friendly distance.
D) Build a fence between them.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
33. A) It may produce an increasing number of idle youngsters.
B) It may affect the quality of higher education in America.
C) It may cause many schools to go out of operation.
D) It may lead to a lack of properly educated workers.
34．A）It is less serious in cities than in rural areas.
B) It affects both junior and senior high schools.
C) It results from a worsening economic climate.
D) It is a new challenge facing American educators.
35. A) Allowing them to choose their favorite teachers.
B) Creating a more relaxed learning environment.
C) Rewarding excellent academic performance.
D) Helping them to develop better study habits.
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 blank 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 word. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
I'm interested in the criminal justice system of our country. It seems to me that something has to be done if we’re to (36) ___ as a country. I certainly don't know what the answers to our problems are. Things certainly get (37) ____in a hurry when you get into them. But I wonder if something couldn't be done to deal with some of these problems. One thing I'm concerned about is our practice of putting (38) _____ in jail who haven't harmed anyone. Why not work out some system (39) _____ they can pay back the debts they owe society instead of (40) ___ another debt by going to prison, and of course, coming under the (41) ____of hardened criminals? I'm also concerned about the short prison sentences people are (42) ______ for serious crimes. Of course, one alternative to this is to (43) ______ capital punishment, but I'm not sure I would be for that. I'm not sure it's right to take an eye for eye. (44) _____. I also think we must do something about the insanity plea. In my opinion, anyone who takes another person’s life intentionally is insane; however, (45) _____. It’s sad, of course, that a person may have to spend the rest of his life, or (46) ______.