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.
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 correct 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]
A) They are both anxious to try Italian food.
B) They are likely to have dinner together.
C) The man will treat the woman to dinner tonight.
D) The woman refused to have dinner with the man.
A) It's only for rent, not for sale.
B) It's not as good as advertised.
C) It's being redecorated.
D) It's no longer available.
B) Husband and wife.
C) Employer and employee.
D) Mother and son.
A) She contacts her parents occasionally.
B) She phones her parents regularly at weekends.
C) She visits her parents at weekends when the fares are down.
D) She often call her parents regardless of the rates.
A) The next bus is coming soon.
B) The bus will wait a few minutes at the stop.
C) There are only two or three passengers waiting for the bus.
D) They can catch this bus without running.
A) The assignment looks easy but actually it’s quite difficult.
B) The assignment is too difficult for them to complete on time.
C) They cannot finish the assignment until Thursday.
D) They have plenty of time to work on the assignment.
A) The man will go to meet the woman this evening.
B) The man and the woman have an appointment at 7 o'clock.
C) The woman can’t finish making the jam before 7 o'clock.
D) The woman won’t be able to see the man this evening.
A) She’s learned a lot from the literature class.
B) She’s written some books about world classics.
C) She’s met some of the world’s best writers.
D) She’s just back from a trip round the world.
A) The exam was easier than the previous one.
B) Joe is sure that he will do better in the next exam.
C) Joe probably failed in the exam.
D) The oral part of the exam was easier than the written part.
A) She is tired of driving in heavy traffic.
B) She doesn’t mind it as the road conditions are good.
C) She is unhappy to have to drive such a long way every day.
D) She enjoys it because she’s good at driving.
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 S1 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.
It's difficult to imagine the sea ever running out of fish. It’s so vast, so deep, so (S1) _______. Unfortunately, it’s not bottomless. Over-fishing, (S2) _________ with destructive fishing practices, is killing off the fish and (S3) _________ their environment.
Destroy the fish, and you destroy the fishermen’s means of living. At least 60 (S4) _______ of the world’s commercially important fish (S5) _________ are already over-fished, or fished to the limit. As a result, governments have had to close down some areas of sea to commercial fishing.
Big, high-tech fleets (S6) _________ that everything in their path is pulled out of water. Anything too small, or the wrong thing, is thrown back either dead or dying. That’s an (S7) _________ of more than 20 million metric tons every year.
In some parts of the world, for every kilogram of prawns (对虾) caught, up to 15 kilograms of unsuspecting fish and other marine wildlife die, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
True, (S9) _______________________________________________________________, then catch them in a way that doesn't kill other innocent sea life.
Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Direction: 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:
Like many of my generation, I have a weakness for hero worship. At some point, however, we all begin to question our heroes and our need for them. This leads us to ask: What is a hero?
Despite immense differences in cultures, heroes around the world generally share a number of characteristics that instruct and inspire people.
A hero does something worth talking about. A hero has a story of adventure to tell and a community who will listen. But a hero goes beyond mere fame.