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 on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1.A)Get some change from Jane. B)Go to look for a payphone.
C)Use the woman's phone. D)Pay for the phone call.
2.A)At an art gallery. B)In a department store.
C)At a bookstore. D)In a workshop.
3.A)She will help the man to catch up. B)She is worried about the man's health.
C)She has bought the man an uptodate map. D)She's bought the man a pair of glasses today.
4.A)He is going to give a talk on fishing. B)He is eager to meet Susan's parents.
C)He has the same hobby as Susan's father. D)He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time.
5.A)He finds the presentation hard to follow. B)He speaks highly of the presentation.
C)He considers the presentation very dull. D)He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.
6.A)A bookshelf. B)A typewriter. C)Some stocks. D)High quality paper.
7.A)They set off early. B)They wait for a fine day.
C)They go sightseeing. D)They go to the seaside.
8.A)He liked to show off in class. B)He was the first person she met at school.
C)He had a funny face. D)He was late for school on the first day.
9.A)Her car can stand any crash. B)Her car is kept in good condition.
C)Her car is not as good as his. D)Her car is maintained as well as his.
10.A)She is too busy to go. B)She's willing to go swimming.
C)She doesn't want to wait long. D)She enjoys the wonderful weather.
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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.A)He was a tax collector. B)He was a government official.
C)He was once a friend of the ruler. D)He was once a shcool teacher in India.
12.A)To reward outstanding tax collectors. B)To declare new ways of collecting tax.
C)To collect money from the persons invited. D)To entertain those who had made great contributions to the government.
13.A)They were excused from paying income tax.
B)They were given some silver and gold coins by the ruler.
C)They tried to collect more money than the ruler asked for.
D)They enjoyed being invited to dinner at the ruler's palace.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.A)They liked travelling. B)The reasons are unknown.
C)They were driven out of their homes. D)They wanted to find a better place to live in.
15.A)They are unfriendly to Gypsies. B)They admire the musical talent of the Gypsies.
C)They are envious of Gypsies. D)They try to put up with Gypsies.
16.A)They are now taught in their own language. B)They are now allowed to attend local schools.
C)Special schools have been set up for them. D)Permanent homes have been built for them.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.A)The causes are familiar. B)The causes are not well understood.