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 will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. 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 enjoys traveling by car.
B) The man lives far from the subway.
C) The man is good at driving.
D) The man used to own a car.
2. A) Tony should continue taking the course.
B) She approves of Tony’s decision.
C) Tony can choose another science course.
D) She can’t meet Tony so early in the morning.
3. A) She has to study for the exam.
B) She is particularly interested in plays.
C) She’s eager to watch the new play.
D) She can lend her notes to the man.
4. A) They will be replaced by on-line education sooner or later.
B) They will attract fewer kids as on-line education expands.
C) They will continue to exist along with on-line education.
D) They will limit their teaching to certain subjects only.
5. A) Most students would like to work for a newspaper.
B) Most students find a job by reading advertisements.
C) Most students find it hard to get a job after they graduate.
D) Most students don’t want jobs advertised in the newspapers.
6. A) Move the washing machine to the basement.
B) Turn the basement into a workshop.
C) Repair the washing machine.
D) Finish his assignment.
7. A) Some students at the back cannot hear the professor.
B) The professor has changed his reading assignment.
C) Some of the students are not on the professor’s list.
D) The professor has brought extra copies of his assignment.
8. A) She doesn’t want to talk about the contest.
B) She’s modest about her success in the contest.
C) She’s spent two years studying English in Canada.
D) She’s very proud of her success in the speech contest.
9. A) Talking about sports. C) Reading newspapers.
B) Writing up local news. D) Putting up advertisements.
10. A) They shouldn’t change their plan.
B) They’d better change their mind.
C) The tennis game won’t last long.
D) Weather forecasts are not reliable.
Section B Compound Dictation
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 SI to S7 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S8 to S10 you are required to fill in the missing information. 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.
There are a lot of good cameras available at the moment – most of these are made in Japan but there are also good (S1) _____________ models from Germany and the USA. We have (S2)_____________ a range of different models to see which is the best (S3)_____________ for money. After a number of different tests and interviews with people who are (S4) ____________ with the different cameras being assessed, our researchers (S5) _____________ the Olympic BY model as the best auto-focus camera available at the moment. It costs $200 although you may well want to spend more – (S6) _____________as much as another $200 – on buying (S7) _____________ lenses and other equipment. It is a good Japanese camera, easy to use. (S8)____ _________________________________________________________