Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations.At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said.Both the conversation and the question 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Example You will hear
You will read A) At the office. B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport. D) In a restaurant.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening.This is most likely to have taken place at the office.Therefore, A)At the office is the best answer.You should choose ［A］on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer ［ A ］［B］ ［C］ ［D］
1. A) The man wants to attend tomorrow's show.
B) There aren't any tickets left for tonight's show.
C) There aren't any tickets left for tomorrow's show.
D) The man doesn't want to attend tomorrow's show.
2. A) Detective stories. B) Stories about jail escapes.
C) Love stories. D) Stories about royal families.
3. A) It was a long lecture, but easy to understand.
B) It was not as easy as she had thought.
C) It was as difficult as she had expected.
D) It was interesting and easy to follow.
4. A) To put him through to the director.
B) To have a talk with the director about his work.
C) To arrange an appointment for him with the director.
D) To go and see if the director can meet him right now.
5. A) Margaret wanted to return some magazines to the woman
B) Margaret wanted to lend some magazines to the woman.
C) Margaret wanted to borrow some magazines from the woman.
D) Margaret wanted to get some magazines back from the woman.
6. A) He doesn't care much about it.
B) He enjoys it very much.
C) He doesn't mind ever though it's tedious.
D) He hates working overtime.
7. A) The woman doesn't think it exciting to travel by air.
B) They'll stay at home during the holidays.
C) Tbey are offered some plane tickets for their holidays.
D) They'll be flying somewhere for their vacation.
8. A) Something went wrong with the bus.
B) She took somebody to hospital.
C) Something prevented her from catching the bus.
D) She came on foot instead of taking a bus.
9. A) Do her homework. B) Clean the backyard.
C) Wash clothes. D) Enjoy the beautiful day.
10. A) The man is looking for a place to live in.
B) The man has ahouse for rent.
C) The woman is a secretary.
D) The two speakers are old friends.
Section B Compound Dictation
注意：听力理解的B节(Section B) 为复合式听写(Compound Dictation),题目在试卷二上。
Part Ⅱ Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A) , B) , C) and D) . You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following passage：
In bringing up children, every parent watches eagerly the child's acquisition(学会) of each new skill the first spoken words, the first independent steps, or the beginning of reading and writing.It is often tempting to hurry the child beyond his natural learning rate, but this can set up dangerous feelings of failure and states of worry in the child.This might happen at any stage. A baby might be forced to use a toilet too early, a young child might be encouraged to learn to read before he knows the meaning of the words he reads. On the other hand, though, if a child is left alone too much, or without any learning opportunities,he loses his natural enthusiasm for life and his desire to find out new things for himself.
Parents vary greatly in their degree of strictness towards their children. Some