Part I Listening Comprehension 20 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversa-tion, 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 centre.
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 centre.
Sample Answer [ A ] [B] [C] [D]
A) She has to post a letter instead.
B) She has to turn down the man's request.
C) She's not sure if the computer is fixed.
D) She can't send the message right now.
A) He didn't get the book he needed.
B) He had no idea where the book was.
C) The library is closed on weekends.
D) He was not allowed to check out the book.
A) Play a tape recorder.
B) Take a picture.
C) Repair a typewriter.
D) Start a car.
A) The woman rejected the man's apology.
B) The woman appreciated the man's offer.
C) The man had forgotten the whole thing.
D) The man had hurt the woman's feelings.
A) The woman is meeting the man at the airport.
B) They are complaining about the poor airport service.
C) They are discussing their plan for Christmas.
D) The man is seeing the woman off.
A) She plans to go to graduate school.
B) She will drop out of school.
C) She will stop working and concentrate on her studies.
D) She will take a part-time job.
A) He needs another job as research assistant.
B) He asked Professor Williams for assistance.
C) He assists Professor Williams with his teaching.
D) He is doing research with Professor Williams.
A) She thought there were no tickets left for the show.
B) She thought the seats on the left side were fully occupied.
C) The show was planned a long time ago.
D) The audience were deeply impressed by the show.
A) Mr. Long's briefing was unnecessarily long.
B) The woman should have been more attentive.
C) Mr. Long's briefing was not relevant to the mission.
D) The woman needn't have attended the briefing.
A) In a bank.
B) In a school.
C) In a clothing store.
D) In a barbershop.
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 centre.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Because the bird couldn't repeat his master's name.
B) Because the bird screamed all day long.
C) Because the bird uttered the wrong word.
D) Because the bird failed to say the name of the town.
A) The cruel master.
B) The man in the kitchen.
C) The pet bird.
D) The fourth chicken.
A) The bird had finally understood his threat.
B) The bird managed to escape from the chicken house.
C) The bird had learned to scream back at him.
D) The bird was living peacefully with the chickens.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) They are kept in open prisons.
B) They are allowed out of the prison grounds.
C) They are ordered to do cooking and cleaning.
D) They are a small portion of the prison population.
A) Some of their prisoners are allowed to study or work outside prisons.
B) Most of their prisoners are expected to work.
C) Their prisoners are often sent to special centers for skill training.
D) Their prisoners are allowed freedom to visit their families.
A) They are encouraged to do maintenance for the training centre.
B) Most of them get paid for their work.
C) They have to cook their own meals.
D) They can choose to do community work.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Because they have a driving license.
B) Because they have received special training.
C) Because the traffic conditions in London are good.
D) Because the traffic system of the city is not very complex.
A) Two to four months.
B) About three weeks.
C) At least half a year.
D) Two years or more.
A) Government officers are hard to please.
B) The learner has to go through several tough tests.
C) The learner usually fails several times before he passes it.
D) The driving test usually lasts two months.
A) They don't want their present bosses to know what they're doing.
B) They want to earn money from both jobs.
C) They cannot earn money as taxi drivers yet.
D) They look forward to further promotion.
Part II Reading Comprehension( 35 minutes)