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) His father.
B) His mother.
C) His brother.
D) His sister.
2. A) A job opportunity.
B) A position as general manager.
C) A big travel agency.
D) An inexperienced salesman.
3. A) Having a break.
B) Continuing the meeting.
C) Moving on to the next item.
D) Waiting a little longer.
4. A) The weather forecast says it will be fine.
B) The weather doesn’t count in their plan.
C) They will not do as planned in case of rain.
D) They will postpone their program if it rains.
5. A) He wishes to have more courses like it.
B) He finds it hard to follow the teacher.
C) He wishes the teacher would talk more.
D) He doesn’t like the teacher’s accent.
6. A) Go on with the game.
B) Draw pictures on the computer.
C) Review his lessons.
D) Have a good rest.
7. A) She does not agree with Jack.
B) Jack’s performance is disappointing.
C) Most people will find basketball boring.
D) She shares Jack’s opinion.
8. A) The man went to a wrong check-in counter.
B) The man has just missed his flight.
C) The plane will leave at 9:14.
D) The plane’s departure time remains unknown.
9. A) At a newsstand.
B) At a car dealer’s
C) At a publishing house.
D) At a newspaper office.
10. A) He wants to get a new position.
B) He is asking the woman for help.
C) He has left the woman a good impression.
D) He enjoys letter writing.
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.
Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) They are interested in other kinds of reading.
B) They are active in voluntary services.
C) They tend to be low in education and in income.
D) They live in isolated areas.
12. A) The reasons why ？people don’t read newspapers are more complicated than assumed.
B) There are more uneducated people among the wealthy than originally expected.
C) The number of newspaper readers is steadily increasing.
D) There are more nonreaders among young people nowadays.
13. A) Lowering the prices of their newspapers.
B) Shortening their news stories.
C) Adding variety to their newspaper content.
D) Including more advertisements in their newspapers.
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) A basket.
B) A cup
C) A egg.
D) An oven.
15. A) To let in the sunshine.
B) To serve as its door.
C) To keep the nest cool.
D) For the bird to lay eggs.
16. A) Branches.
17. A) Some are built underground.
B) Some can be eaten.
C) Most are sewed with grasses.
D) Most are dried by the sun.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
18. A) To examine the chemical elements in the Ice Age.
B) To look into the pattern of solar wind activity.
C) To analyze the composition of different trees.