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 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 conversation 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] ID]
1.A) The man could buy a shirt of a different color.
B) The size of the shirt is all right for the man.
C) The size the man wants will arrive soon.
D) The man could come some time later.
2.A) The woman is watching an exciting film with the man.
B) The woman can’t take a photo of the man.
C) The woman is running toward the lake.
D) The woman is filming the lake.
3.A) It’s quiet in the restaurant.
B) The price is high in the restaurant.
C) The restaurant serves good food.
D) The restaurant is too far from their school.
4.A) At a booking office.
B) In a Hong Kong hotel.
C) On a busy street.
D) At an airport.
5.A) The woman has been complaining too much.
B) The woman’s headache will go away by itself.
C) The woman should have seen the doctor earlier.
D) The woman should confirm her appointment with the doctor.
6.A) Help the woman move the items.
B) Hurry to Mr.Johnson’s office.
C) Help move things to Mr.Johnson’s office.
D) Put off his appointment with Mr.Johnson.
7.A) The man should not dream of being a superstar.
B) The man didn’t practice hard enough.
C) The man should find a new partner.
D) The man should not give up.
8.A) There is no more left.
B) It doesn’t appeal to her.
C) It’s incredibly delicious.
D) She has already tasted it.
9.A) The man is usually the last to hand in his test paper.
B) The man has made a mess of his midterm exam.
C) The man has bad study habits.
D) The man is a diligent student.
10.A) The man will drive the woman to school.
B) The man has finished his assignment.
C) The man is willing to help the woman.
D) The man is losing patience with the woman.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.A) The art of saying thank you.
B) The secret of staying pretty.
C) The importance of good manners.
D) The difference between elegance and good manners.
12.A) They were nicer and gentler.
B) They paid more attention to their appearance.
C) They were willing to spend more money on clothes.
D) They were more aware of changes in fashion.
13.A) By decorating our homes.
B) By being kind and generous.
C) By wearing fashionable clothes.
D) By putting on a little make-up.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.A) Children don’t get enough education in safety.
B) Children are keen on dangerous games.
C) The playgrounds are in poor condition.
D) The playgrounds are overcrowded.
15.A) They should help maintain the equipment.
B) They should keep a watchful eye on their children.
C) They should stop their children from climbing ladders.
D) They should teach their children how to use the equipment.
16.A) They tend to stay within shouting or running distance of their parents.
B) They should be aware of the porential risks in the playground.
C) They may panic in front of high playground equipment.
D) They can be creative when they feel secure.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.]
17.A) It takes skill.
B) It pays well.
C) It’s full-time job.
D) It’s admired worldwide.
18.A) A mother with a baby in her arms.
B) A woman whose bag is hanging in front.
C) A lone female with a handbag at her right side.
D) An old lady carrying a handbag on the left.
19.A) The back pocket of his tight trousers.
B) The top pocket of his jacket.
C) A side pocket of his jacket.
D) A side pocket of his trousers.
20.A) Theater lobbies with uniformed security guards.
B) Clothing stores where people are relaxed and off guard.
C) Airports where people carry a lot of luggage.
D) Hotels and restaurants in southeast London.
Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: 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 centre.
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
I'm usually fairly skeptical about any research that concludes that people are either happier or unhappier or more or less certain of themselves than they were 50 years ago. While any of these statements might be true, they are practically impossible to prove scientifically. Still, I was struck by a report which concluded that today's children are significantly more anxious than children in the 1950s. In fact, the analysis showed, normal children ages 9 to 17 exhibit a higher level of anxiety today than children who were treated for mental illness 50 years ago.