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) The man failed to keep his promise.
B) The woman has a poor memory.
C) The man borrowed the book from the library.
D) The woman does not need the book any more.
12. A) The woman is making too big a fuss about her condition.
B) Fatigue is a typical symptom of lack of exercise.
C) The woman should spend more time outdoors.
D) People tend to work longer hours with artificial lighting.
13. A) The printing on her T-shirt has faded.
B) It is not in fashion to have a logo on a T-shirt.
C) She regrets having bought one of the T-shirts.
D) It is not a good idea to buy the T-shirt.
14. A) He regrets having published the article.
B) Most readers do not share his viewpoints.
C) Not many people have read his article.
D) The woman is only trying to console him.
15. A) Leave Daisy alone for the time being.
B) Go see Daisy immediately.
C) Apologize to Daisy again by phone.
D) Buy Daisy a new notebook.
16. A) Batteries.
B) Garden tools.
D) Light bulbs.
17. A) The speakers will watch the game together.
B) The woman feels lucky to have got a ticket.
C) The man plays center on the basketball team.
D) The man can get the ticket at its original price.
18. A) The speakers will dress formally for the concert.
B) The man will return home before going to the concert.
C) It is the first time the speakers are attending a concert.
D) The woman is going to buy a new dress for the concert.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) He wants to sign a long-term contract.
B) He is good at both language and literature.
C) He prefers teaching to administrative work.
D) He is undecided as to which job to go for.
20. A) They hate exams.
B) The all plan to study in Cambridge.
C) They are all adults.
D) They are going to work in companies.
21. A) Difficult but rewarding.
B) Varied and interesting.
C) Time-consuming and tiring.
D) Demanding and frustrating.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
22. A) Interviewing a moving star.
B) Discussing teenage role models.
C) Hosting a television show.
D) Reviewing a new biography.
23. A) He lost his mother.
B) He was unhappy in California.
C) He missed his aunt.
D) He had to attend school there.
24. A) He delivered public speeches.
B) He got seriously into acting.
C) He hosted talk shows on TV.
D) He played a role in East of Eden.
25. A) He made numerous popular movies.
B) He has long been a legendary figure.
C) He was best at acting in Hollywood tragedies.
D) He was the most successful actor of his time.
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) 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 conversation you have just heard.
26. A) It carried passengers leaving an island.
B) A terrorist forced it to land on Tenerife.
C) It crashed when it was circling to land.
D) 18 of its passengers survived the crash.
27. A) He was kidnapped eight months ago.
B) He failed in his negotiations with the Africans.
C) He was assassinated in Central Africa.
D) He lost lots of money in his African business.
28. A) The management and union representatives reached an agreement.
B) The workers' pay was raised and their working hours were shortened.
C) The trade union gave up its demand.
D) The workers on strike were all fired.
29. A) Sunny. B) Rainy. C) Windy. D) Cloudy.
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
30. A) Some of them had once experienced an earthquake.
B) Most of them lacked interest in the subject.
C) Very few of them knew much about geology.
D) A couple of them had listened to a similar speech before.
31. A) By reflecting on Americans' previous failures in predicting earthquakes.
B) By noting where the most severe earthquake in U. S. history occurred.
C) By describing the destructive power of earthquakes.
D) By explaining some essential geological principles.
32. A) Interrupt him whenever he detected a mistake.
B) Focus on the accuracy of the language he used.
C) Stop him when he had difficulty understanding.
D) Write down any points where he could improve.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
33. A) It was invented by a group of language experts in the year of 1887.
B) It is a language that has its origin in ancient Polish.
C) It was created to promote economic globalization.
D) It is a tool of communication among speakers of different languages.
34. A) It aims to make Esperanto a working language in the U. N.
B) It has increased its popularity with the help of the media.
C) It has encountered increasingly tougher challenges.
D) It has supporters from many countries in the world.
35. A) It is used by a number of influential science journals.
B) It is widely taught at schools and in universities.
C) It has aroused the interest of many young learners.
D) It has had a greater impact than in any other country.
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.
George Herbert Mead said that humans are talked into humanity. He meant that we gain personal identity as we communicate with others. In the earliest years of our lives, our parents tell us who we are. "You're (36) ______." "You're so strong." We first see ourselves through the eyes of others, so their messages form important (37) ______ of our self-concepts. Later we interact with teachers, friends, (38) ______ partners, and co-workers who communicate their views of us. Thus, how we see ourselves (39) ______ the views of us that others communicate.
The (40) ______ connection between identity and communication is (41) ______ evident in children who are (42) ______ of human contact. Case studies of children who were isolated from others reveal that they lack a firm self-concept, and their mental and psychological development is severely (43) ______ by lack of language.
Communication with others not only affects our sense of identity but also directly influences our physical and emotional well-being. Consistently, (44) ________________________________________________. People who lack close friends have greater levels of anxiety and depression than people who are close to others. (45) ________________________________________________. The conclusion was that social isolation is statistically as dangerous as high blood pressure, smoking and obesity. Many doctors and researchers believe that (46) ________________________________________________.