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) Cancel the trip to prepare for the test.
B) Review his notes once he arrives in Chicago.
C) Listen to the recorded notes while driving.
D) Prepare for the test after the wedding.
12. A) The woman will help the man remember the lines.
B) The man lacks confidence in playing the part.
C) The man hopes to change his role in the play.
D) The woman will prompt the man during the show.
13. A) Preparations for an operation. C) Arranging a bed for a patient.
B) A complicated surgical case. D) Rescuing the woman's uncle.
14. A) He is interested in improving his editing skills.
B) He is eager to be nominated the new editor.
C) He is sure to do a better job than Simon.
D) He is too busy to accept more responsibility.
15. A) He has left his position in the government.
B) He has already reached the retirement age.
C) He made a stupid decision at the cabinet meeting.
D) He has been successfully elected Prime Minister.
16. A) This year's shuttle mission is a big step in space exploration.
B) The man is well informed about the space shuttle missions.
C) The shuttle flight will be broadcast live worldwide.
D) The man is excited at the news of the shuttle flight.
17. A) At an auto rescue center. C) At a suburban garage.
B) At a car renting company. D) At a mountain camp.
18. A) He got his speakers fixed. C) He listened to some serious music
B) He went shopping with the woman. D) He bought a stereo system.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) Providing aid to the disabled.
B) Printing labels for manufactured goods.
C) Promoting products for manufacturers.
D) Selling products made for left-handers.
20. A) Most of them are specially made for his shop.
B) All of them are manufactured in his own plant.
C) The kitchenware in his shop is of unique design.
D) About half of them are unavailable on the market.
21. A) They specialise in one product only. C) They run chain stores in central London.
B) They have outlets throughout Britain. D) They sell by mail order only.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
22. A) It publishes magazines. C) It runs sales promotion campaigns.
B) It sponsors trade fairs. D) It is engaged in product design.
23. A) The ad specifications had not been given in detail.
B) The woman's company made last-minute changes.
C) The woman's company failed to make payments in time.
D) Organising the promotion was really time-consuming.
24. A) Extend the campaign to next year. C) Run another four-week campaign.
B) Cut the fee by half for this year. D) Give her a 10 percent discount.
25. A) Stop negotiating for the time being. C) Reflect on their respective mistakes
B) Calm down and make peace. D) Improve their promotion plans.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you willhear 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 passage you have just heard.
26. A) They look spotlessly clean throughout their lives.
B) They are looked after by animal-care organizations.
C) They sacrifice their lives for the benefit of humans.
D) They are labeled pet animals by the researchers.
27. A) They may affect the results of experiments.
B) They may behave abnormally.
C) They may breed out of control.
D) They may cause damage to the environment.
28. A) When they become escapees. C) When they get too old.
B) When they are no longer useful. D) When they become ill.
29. A) While launching animal protection campaigns, they were trapping kitchen mice.
B) While holding a burial ceremony for a pet mouse, they were killing pest mice.
C) While advocating freedom for animals, they kept their pet mouse in a cage.
D) While calling for animal rights, they allowed their kids to keep pet animals.
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
30. A) They take it for granted. C) They contribute most to it.
B) They are crazy about it. D) They often find fault with it.
31. A) Heat and light. C) Historical continuity.
B) Economic prosperity. D) Tidal restlessness.
32. A) They find the city alien to them.
B) They are adventurers from all over the world.
C) They lack knowledge of the culture of the city.
D) They have difficulty surviving.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
33. A) A political debate. C) A documentary.
B) A football game. D) A murder mystery.
34. A) It enhances family relationships. C) It helps broaden one’s horizons.
B) It is a sheer waste of time. D) It is unhealthy for the viewers.
35. A) He watches TV programs only selectively.
B) He can't resist the temptation of TV either.
C) He doesn't like watching sports programs.
D) He is not a man who can keep his promise.
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.
In the past, one of the biggest disadvantages of machines has been their inability to work on a micro-scale. For example, doctors did not have devices allowing them to go inside the human body to (36) _____ health problems or to perform (37) _____ surgery. Repair crews did not have a way of (38) _____ broken pipes located deep within a high-rise (39) _____ building. However, that's about to change. Advances in computers and biophysics have started a microminiature (超微) (40) _____that allows scientists to envision – and in some cases actually build – microscopic machines. These devices promise to (41)_____ change the way we live and work.
Micromachines already are making an impact. At Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland,Ohio, research scientists have designed a 4-inch silicon chip that holds 700 tiny (42) _____motors. At Lucas NovaSensor in Fremont, California, scientists have perfected the world's first
microscopic blood-pressure sensor. Threaded through a person's blood (43) _____, the sensor can provide blood pressure readings at the valve of the heart itself.
(44) ______________________________________________________________________. Auto manufacturers, for example, are trying to use tiny devices_______________________________________________________
(45)___________________________________________________________________________. Some futurists envision nanotechnology (纳米技术) also being used to explore the deep sea in small submarines, or even to launch finger-sized rockets packed with microminiature instruments.
There is an explosion of new ideas and applications. So, (46) _____________________________