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  Part I Writing


  Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic Rising Divorce Rates in China. You must base your composition on the following graph and outline (given in Chinese)

  (1) 描写图表反映的问题

  (2) 你认为最近几年中国离婚率高的原因是什么。

  Rising Divorce Rates in China

  Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)

  Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly and answer the questions on Answer Sheet 1.

  For questions 1-7, mark :

  Y (for YES) if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage;

  N (for NO) if the statement contradicts the information given in the passage;

  NG (for NOT GIVEN) if the information is not given in the passage.

  For questions 8-10. complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.

  Lose weight forever

  ---20 habits "naturally thin" people

  this is not a diet-or a rigorous exercise program. (Nobody can stick to those for long.) Instead, it's a simple way to make weight loss a natural part of the life you already live. And guess what? It's fun! You don't

  have to give up the foods you love or join a gym. It's about balancing calories in tiny ways that add up to big benefits. You just adopt some tricks naturally lean people do. Pick the ones you like, stick with them, and you'll slim down and tone up-for good!

  1. Wake-up workout

  When your eyes open, sit up slowly without using your hands. With legs straight out, lean forward until you feel a gentle stretch in your back and hamstrings. Hold; then, using your abs, lower yourself flat. Rest and repeat two more times. Strengthens core

  2. Go for the grains

  Not ready for Twigs & Rocks cereal? Sprinkle on a few tablespoons of wheat germ or oat bran. Work up to 3⁄4 cup of lowsugar whole-grain cereal with at least three grams of fiber per serving, and you'll pass on that Danish

  3. Add some protein

  The more you eat earlier on, the less you eat as the day wears on, research has shown. So after your cereal, add a hard-boiled egg or a part-skim mozzarella cheese stick to keep you feeling full-and away from that pre-lunch brownie.

  4. Balance booster

  While you brush your teeth, alternate standing on one leg as you switch mouth quadrants (every 30 seconds). Balancing develops your core muscles and may even be good for your brain.

  5. Be a ballerina

  As your coffee drips, stand sideways, put one hand on the counter, and lift the outside leg straight out in front of you, keeping it extended. With upper body straight, hold for a few seconds and move it to the side; hold and extend it behind you. Do five to ten times on each leg. Tones outer thighs, hip flexors and quadriceps.

  6. Coffee saver

  Instead of pouring that 1⁄3 cup of half-and-half (a whopping 105 calories!) into your mug, replace it with the same amount of 2% milk

  7. Better your bagel

  You can walk 10,000 steps to justify your 500- calorie bagel with cream cheese, or try this: low-fat spreadable cheese like Laughing Cow Light on an English muffin.

  8.Tone in traffic

  Use the time spent bumper-to-bumper to develop your buns of steel: Squeeze your derrière each time you tap the brake, holding for 10 seconds. Shoot for 10 to 15 squeezes a trip.

  9. Snack smarter

  Portion out the day's snacks into pint-size zip bags, or buy single-serving portions. For example, four regular Oreos have 200 calories versus the 100-calorie snack bag version. Go for the lower

  fat chips: a Lay's Light bag has only 75 calories, while the regular has 150.








  10. Casual day payoff

  You will blast more calories during the day wearing comfy clothes like jeans or khakis, sport shirts and soft-soled shoes than donning constricting suits, skirts and heels. Why? Because you walk more, a study found. Now you just have to convince the boss.

  11. You know squat

  At your desk chair, pretend you're going to sit but don't-stop and come back up without using your arms. Always start squats by lowering your hips, not bending knees forward, and keeping your weight on your heels. Repeat the motion throughout the day (even at the potty!) for 15 to 20 total. Strengthens quadriceps. Burns 15

  12. Switch your soda

  Your body doesn't register calories from liquids the same way it does those from foods, so you won't get those "stop eating" signals to help you compensate for the overload later on. Change from two glasses of regular soda or fruit juice to diet soda or a flavored seltzer.

  13. Talk it UP

  Every time you grab the phone, stand up and pace around. Heavy people sit on average two and a half hours more per day than thin people, according to the Mayo Clinic.

  14. At lunch, pick a pita

  Use one mini whole-wheat pita instead of the usual two slices of white or refined wheat bread for your sandwich.

  15. Get face time

  We use e-mail so much we've forgotten what our co-workers look like. Pick a colleague or two who sits farthest from you and deliver 10 of those daily messages in person. And go out of your way: Hit a bathroom or a copier on another floor-and take the stairs, of course.

  16. Firm as you file

  Pause from your papers with a few wall push-ups. Place hands wide at shoulder height against the wall. Take a couple of steps back so your body is at a slight angle and your weight is on your toes, and do three sets of 10 push-ups. Strengthens chest and triceps. (For more desk exercises, go to changeone.com/workout.)

  17. An apple (or more) a day

  They're packed with fiber and water, so your stomach will want less. Plus, studies out of Washington State and Brazil have shown that people who eat at least three apples or pears a day lose weight. Try two small apples and two fewer large cookies.

  18. Try a simple chair workout

  • Dips: If your chair has wheels, brace it against something. Facing forward, place palms on the front edge of the seat with knees bent at a right angle. Lower butt toward the floor; raise and repeat for two sets of 10. Tones triceps.

  • Lifts: Seated in a chair with your back straight and your feet on the floor, squeeze knees together and gently bring them toward your chest. Do two sets of ten. Strengthens abdominals.

  19. Carry some weight

  When you're grocery shopping or running errands, wear a backpack with a 5- or 10-pound bag of sugar inside to increase resistance and burn more calories. Add purchases to your load as it becomes easier. (for an hour of errands)

  20. Tweak your treat

  Instead of a large caffè latte and a chocolate cream-cheese muffin, get a small nonfat latte and a small low-fat raisin or carrot muffin.

  注意: 此部分试题请在答题卡1上作答

  1. If you want to lose weight, it is the only way to give up the foods you love or join a gym.

  2. Everyday when you wake up, you'd better get up slowly.

  3. After your cereal, it is pretty important to keep you feeling full by getting a brownie.

  4. You can improve your core muscles and brain through balancing exercise.

  5. It is advisable for people trying to lose weight to drink pure coffee without milk.

  6. Instead of wearing sport shirts, people can burn more calories by getting constricting suits

  7. It is good for you to hold fancy-dress co-worker parties as often as possible,

  8. People who eat at least three apples a day lose weight, because apples are rich in


  9. When you're shopping, it will increase resistance and burn your more calories to get a ________________________________________________________.

  10. To lose weight, you are advised to choose low-fat raisin or carrot muffin rather than









  Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 8short conversations, and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause, you must read the four choices with A) B) C)and D).and decide which is the best answer ,then mark the corresponding letter on Answer sheet 2 with a single line though the centre.



  A) Write an article on English literature.

  B) Do a presentation.

  C) Finish reading Unit 3.

  D) Listen to a lecture.


  A) She will do the job-hopping.

  B) She will going to be promoted.

  C) She will still work for the same company.

  D) She will open her own company.


  A) The woman thinks she's funnier than Tom.

  B) Tom is the laughing-stick of the class.

  C) The woman doesn't think Tom is as interesting as the man says.

  D) The woman is the focus in the class.


  A) Boss and secretary.

  B) Classmates.

  C) Touring guide and visitor

  D) Professor and student.


  A) She won a scholarship.

  B) She studied hard and got a good score.

  C) She's going to have a relax tonight.

  D) She did well on the test.


  A) In a restaurant.

  B) In a consulting center.

  C) In a hotel.

  D) In a post office.


  A) 7:30 pm.

  B) 7:00 pm.

  C) 8:00 pm.

  D) 8:30 pm.


  A) The man will pay $100 every month for his apartment.

  B) It's not easy for the man to find a satisfactory house.

  C) The woman wants to rent a house in the suburb.

  D) Houses in the suburb are not good.

  Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard









  A) Being prudent.

  B) Being quiet.

  C) Being sociable.

  D) Being responsible.


  A) Honesty and reliability

  B) Being willing to have frequent business trip.

  C) Having a college degree as well as English and computer ability.

  D) Having enough working experience.


  A) High salary.

  B) Chance of promotion.

  C) Large bonus.

  D) Favorable benefit.

  Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard


  A) She can't understand the lecture given by the professor.

  B) She can't finish her home assignment before the required date.

  C) She can't find the books on the reading list in the bookstore.

  D) The assignment question is too difficult.


  A) The professor can lend the books to her.

  B) The assignment can be canceled.

  C) The deadline of the home assignment can be extended.

  D) She can have a good score in the exam.


  A) Because she's sick.

  B) Because she can't find the reference materials.

  C) Because she's not a good student.

  D) Because she's too busy with her part-time job.


  A) To lend the reference books to the woman directly.

  B) To help her to borrow the books from the library.

  C) To help her to do the assignment.

  D) To write a recommendation letter for her.

  Section B

  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 2 with a single line through the center.


  Passage One

  Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.


  A) Identify your audience.

  B) Pay attention to your audience.

  C) Notice facial expressions of your audience.

  D) Try to maintain your voice to be clearly heard.









  A) Deliver your message from the notes.

  B) Read your notes throughout the speech.

  C) Make difference between the notes and the words.

  D) Avoid misconception of the notes.


  A) They can make up their hair before the speech.

  B) They can put their hands in the pockets at will.

  C) They can wear something casual to be easily identified.

  D) They can do business with the people.

  Passage Two

  Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.


  A) A farmland to plant vegetables.

  B) A glass building to grow plants.

  C) An environment less harmful to some plants.

  D) A structure to build glasses.


  A) Rising energy costs are increasing the demand for greenhouses.

  B) The houses they build may use up the natural resources.

  C) Environmental activists need more greenhouses.

  D. The materials they use in building may damage the environment.


  A) Ensuring healthy air inside a home.

  B) Utilizing the land responsibly.

  C) Changing the energy resources for heat and power.

  D) Using less fossil fuels both at home and at work.


  A) People should sell the materials of old houses at low cost.

  B) People should destroy and bury the materials of the old buildings.

  C) People should consider re-using as a way of life.

  D) People should build fewer houses using fossil fuels.

  Passage Three

  Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.


  A) Smoking will eventually result in a serious public health crisis.

  B) Nonsmokers may increase their risk of lung cancer living with smokers.

  C) The government has reported a large number of deaths from secondhand smoke.

  D) Thirty percent of the nonsmokers have developed lung cancer as a result of secondhand smoke.


  A) Heart disease.

  B) Lung cancer.

  C) Secondhand smoke.

  D) Abnormal heartbeat.








  Part IV reading comprehension(reading in depth)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, there is a passage with ten blanks. You are required to select one word for each blank from a list of choices given in a word bank following the passage. Read the passage through carefully before making you choices. Each choice in bank is identified by a letter. Pleas mark the corresponding letter for each item on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center. You may not use any of the words in the bank more than once.

  Dreams are a way for the subconscious to communicate with the __47___ mind. Dreaming of something you're worried about, researchers say, is the brain's way of helping you rehearse for a disaster in case it occurs. Dreaming of a challenge, like giving a presentation at work or playing sports, can enhance your_____48___. And cognitive neuroscientists have discovered that dreams and the rapid eye movement (REM) that happens while you're dreaming are _____49__to our ability to learn and remember. Dreaming is a "mood regulatory system," says Rosalind Cartwright, PhD, chairman of the psychology ____50__at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. She's found that dreams help people work through the day's emotional quandaries. "It's like having a built-in therapist," says Cartwright. While we ____51_, dreams compare new emotional experience to old memories, creating plaid-like patterns of old images laid on top of new ones. As she puts it, "You may wake up and think, What was Uncle Harry doing in my dream? I haven't seen him for 50 years. But the old and new images are ___52_related." It's the job of the conscious mind to figure out the relationship. In fact, dream emotions can help real therapists treat patients ___53__traumatic life events. In a new study of 30 recently divorced adults, Cartwright tracked their dreams ____54_a five-month period, measuring their feelings toward their ex-spouses. She discovered that those who were angriest at the spouse while dreaming had the best chance of successfully coping with divorce. "If their dreams were bland," Cartwright says, "they hadn't started to work through their emotions and __55_____the divorce." For therapists, this finding will help ___56___whether divorced men or women need counseling or have already dreamed their troubles away.


  A. deal with

  B. physically

  C. wake

  D. performance

  E. unconsciously

  F. undergoing

  G. experience

  H. 0ver

  I. determine

  J. sleep

  K. department

  L. conscious

  M. presentation

  N. linked

  O. emotionally

  Section B

  Directions: There are 2 passage in this section .Eath passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements.For each of them there are four choises maked A) B) C)and D) .You should decide on the best choise and mark the corresponding letter

  on Answer sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

  Passage One

  Questions 57 to 61 ared based on the following passage.

  "There is a senseless notion that children grow up and leave home when they're 18, and the truth is far from that," says sociologist Larry Bumpass of the University of Wisconsin. Today, unexpected numbers of young adults are living with their parents, "There is a major shift in the middle class," declares sociologist Allan Schnaiberg of Northwester University, whose son, 19, moved back in after an absence of eight months.

  Analysts cite a variety of reasons for this return to the nest. The marriage age is rising, a condition that makes home and its pleasantness particularly attractive to young people. A high divorce rate and a declining remarriage rate are sending economically pressed and emotionally hurt survivors back to parental shelters. For some, the expense of an away-from-home college education has become so excessively great that many students now attend local schools. Even after graduation, young people find their wings clipped by skyrocketing housing costs.

  Living at home, says Knighton, a school teacher, continues to give her security and moral support. Her mother agreed, "It's ridiculous for the kids to pay all that money for rent. It makes sense for kids to stay at home." But sharing the family home requires adjustments for all. There are the hassles over bathrooms, telephones and privacy. Some families, however, manage the delicate balancing act. But for others, it proves too difficult. Michelle Del Turco, 24, has been home three times-and left three times. "What I considered a social drink, my dad considered an alcohol problem," she explains. "He never liked anyone I dated, so I either had to hide away or meet them at friends' house."

  Just how long should adult children live with their parents before moving on? Most psychologists feel lengthy homecomings are a mistake. Children, struggling to establish separate identities, can end up with "a sense of inadequacy, defeat and failure." And aging parents, who should be enjoying some financial and personal freedom, find themselves stuck with responsibilities. Many agree that brief visits, however, can work beneficially.









  57. According to the author, there was once a trend in the U.S. ________.

  A) for young adults to leave their parents and live independently

  B) for middle class young adults to stay with their parents

  C) for married young adults to move back home after a lengthy absence

  D) for young adults to get jobs nearby in order to live with their parents

  58. Which of the following does not account for young adults returning to the nest?

  A) Young adults find housing costs too high.

  B) Young adults are psychologically and intellectually immature.

  C) Young adults seek parental comfort and moral support.

  D) Quite a number of young adults attend local schools.

  59. One of the disadvantages of young adults returning to stay with their parents is that ________.

  A) there will inevitably be inconveniences in every day life

  B) most parents find it difficult to keep

  C) the young adults tend to be overprotected by their parents

  D) public opinion is against young adults staying with their parents.

  60. The word "hassles" in the passage (Line 3, Para. 3) probably means ________.

  A) agreements

  B) worries

  C) disadvantages

  D) quarrels

  61. According to the passage what is the best for both parents and children?

  A) They should adjust themselves to sharing the family expenses.

  B) Children should leave their parents when they are grown-up.

  C) Adult children should visit their parents from time to time.

  D) Parents should support their adult children when they are in trouble.

  Questions 62 to 66 are based on the following passage.

  The concept of personal choice in relation to health behaviors is an important one. An estimated 90 percent of all illness may be preventable if individuals would make sound personal health choices based upon current medical knowledge. We all enjoy our freedom of choice and do not like to see it restricted when it is within the legal and moral boundaries of society. The structure of American society allows us to make almost all our own personal decisions that may concern our health. If we so desire, we can smoke, drink excessively, refuse to wear seat belts, eat whatever food we want, and live a completely sedentary life-style without any exercise. The freedom to make such personal decisions is a fundamental aspect of our society, although the wisdom of these decisions can be questioned. Personal choices relative to health often cause a difficulty. As one example, a teenager may know the facts relative to smoking cigarettes and health but may be pressured by friends into believing it is the socially accepted thing to do.

  A multitude of factors, both inherited and environmental, influence the development of health-related behaviors, and it is beyond the scope of this text to discuss all these factors as they may affect any given individual. However, the decision to adopt a particular health-related behavior is usually one of personal choice. There are healthy choices and there are unhealthy choices. In discussing the morals of personal choice, Fries and Crapo drew a comparison. They suggest that to knowingly give oneself over to a behavior that has a statistical probability of shortening life is similar to attempting suicide. Thus, for those individuals who are interested in preserving both the quality and quantity of life, personal health choices should reflect those behaviors that are associated with a statistical probability of increased vitality and longevity.


  62. The concept of personal choice concerning health is important because ________.

  A) personal health choices help cure most illness

  B) it helps raise the level of our medical knowledge

  C) it is essential to personal freedom in American society

  D) wrong decisions could lead to poor health

  63. To "live a completely sedentary life-style" (Line 7, Para. 1) in the passage means ________.

  A) to "live an inactive life"

  B) to "live a decent life"

  C) to "live a life with complete freedom"

  D) to "live a life of vice"








  64. Sound personal health choice is often difficult to make because ________.

  A) current medical knowledge is still insufficient

  B) there are many factors influencing our decisions

  C) few people are willing to trade the quality of life

  D) people are usually influenced by the behavior of their friends.

  65. To knowingly allow oneself to purse unhealthy habits is compared by Fried and Crapo to ________.

  A) improving the quality of one's life

  B) limiting one's personal health choice

  C) deliberately ending one's life

  D) breaking the rules of social behavior.

  66. According to Fries and Crapo sound health choices should be based on ________.

  A) personal decisions

  B) society's laws

  C) statistical evidence

  D) friends' opinions

  Part V Cloze

  Directions: There are 20 blanks in the following passage. For each blank there are four choices marked A), B), C), and D) on the right side of the paper. You should choose the ONE that best fits into the passage. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center.


  What's the weather today? Would you 67 it as extreme? Extreme weather includes conditions that endanger people's lives or 68 property. That might 69 intense winds or 70 rains. It could mean bitter cold, pounding hail, or a blinding snowstorm.

  Extreme weather can have some surprising and tragic consequences. For example, in July 1995, high temperatures and lots of moisture 71 the air, or humidity, created a heat wave in the Midwest. About a thousand people died 72 a result. Most of the victims were elderly people ___73__ couldn't __74 ___the __75___ from the heat.

  Just in 2003, __76_ winter temperatures throughout much of the United States were the lowest in more than a century. In Minnesota about a hundred people died from _77__ to the cold, heart _78__ from shoveling snow, or __79_ accidents caused by the weather.

  Extreme weather takes its toll _80 _human life. But it can have other __81__, too. A blizzard can bring a bustling city to a halt for days. An ice storm can damage power _82__, cutting off electricity to homes and businesses. During a _83___, drinking water _84___ can dry up. Dried-out vegetation becomes fuel for wildfires. __85__ the drought of 1988, U.S. farmers lost billions of dollars in crops. More than five million acres burned, __86__ large sections of Yellowstone National Park.

  67 A) subscribe B) prescribe C) describe D) inscribe

  68 A) crack B) damage C) hurt D) injure

  69 A) mean B) dictate C) mark D) say

  70 A) tense B) rigid C) heavy D) tight

  71 A) in B) on C) off D) over

  72 A) like B) from C) for D) as

  73 A) whom B) whose C) who D) what

  74 A) set B) lie C) make D) take

  75 A) press B) access C) recess D) stress

  76.A) extra B) extreme C) exclusive D) excessive

  77 A) exposure B) expansion C) extension D) exhibition

  78 A) strikes B) attacks C) blows D) strokes

  79 A) transmission B) transportation C) traffic D) transit

  80 A) in B) to C) with D) on

  81 A) affects B) reasons C) consequences D) expectations

  82 A) channels B) lines C) paths D) currents

  83 A) earthquake B) starvation C) tornado D) drought

  84 A) stores B) demands C) reservations D) supplies

  85 A) On B) During C) By D) Over

  86 A) including B) included C) contained D) contain








  Part VI Translation

  Directions: Complete the sentences on Answer Sheet 2 by translating into English the Chinese given in brackets.

  87. __________________________________________(虽然我们已经取得很大进步), we still have a long way to go.

  88. Tom__________________________________________________(太骄傲了,以至于看不出到自己的缺点).

  89. We have to admit the fact that________________________________________(生命的质量和生命本身一样重要).

  90. It is time___________________________________________(当局采取适当的措施来解决交通问题).

  91. Only in this way,_____________________________________(你才能学好英语)


  Part I Writing

  Rising Divorce Rates in China

  There is a general discussion today about the issue of the divorce rate. As can be seen from the chart, great changes have been taking place. Obviously, China has experienced a dramatic increase in the divorce rate in the previous thirty years.

  Some reasons are responsible for this. To begin with, legal changes have simplified divorce procedures, and removed barriers to divorce. In addition, the changes in personal economic activities also facilitate the divorce. Both of the couple can live on their own instead of depending on their partners. In other words, they can make the decision easily, when they would like to break up the marriage. Finally, a significant change can be found in social attitude towards the divorced persons. The discrimination to those divorced people has almost been wiped out.

  Generally speaking, it is high time that we place great emphasis on this issue. That is to say, further attention is to be paid to this issue. Obviously, it is necessary that effective actions should be taken to prevent this trend.

  Part II Reading Comprehension (Skimming and Scanning)

  1.N 2. Y 3.N 4.Y 5.N 6.N .NG

  8. fiber and water

  9. backpack with a 5- or 10-pound bag of sugar inside

  10. a large caffè latte and a chocolate cream-cheese muffin

  Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

  11. B 12. A 13. C 14. D 15. C 16. C 17. D 18. B 19. C 20. B

  21. D 22. B 23. C 24. D 25. B 26. D 27. A 28. C 29. B 30. A

  31. D 32. C 33. B 34. C 35. D

  36. dimensions

  37. mastery

  38. self-esteem

  39. depression

  40. activity

  41. composed

  42. optimism

  43. independent

  44. A woman could be high in mastery and low in pleasure, and vice versa.

  45. might be feeling very good about herself in control of her work life, but the pleasure side could be damaged for a time.

  46. But they know that both mastery and pleasure are critical.

  Part IV Reading Comprehension(reading in depth)

  47. conscious 48. performance 49. linked 50. department

  51. sleep 52. emotionally 53. undergoing 54. over

  55. deal with 56. determine

  57. A 58.B 59.A 60.D 61.C 62.D 63.A 64.B 65.C 66.C

  67. C 68.B 69.A 70.C 71A 72.D 73C 74D 75D 76B

  77. A 78.B 79.C 80.D 81.C 82.B 83.D 84.D 85.B 86.A







  Part V Translation

  87. Though we have made great progress

  88. is too proud to see his own shortcomings

  89. the quality of life is as important as life itself

  90. that the authority took proper steps to solve the traffic problems

  91. can you learn English well.


  Section A

  11. W: What's the home assignment of the English literature course?

  M: Write an article based on Unit 3. Remember, next time, it's your turn to do make a speech.

  Q: What will the woman do in addition to the homework for the whole class?

  12. M: Hi, Julie, long time no see! Are you still working for the same company?

  W: Well, currently, yes, but I'm going to apply for a better position in another firm.

  Q: What does the woman mean?

  13. M: Tom's such a funny person! He's always the focus in the class.

  W: Well, I'm afraid I just can't get used to his sense of humor.

  Q: What can we learn from the conversation?

  14. W: Good morning, Sir, how do you think of my term paper, the theme is Touring Resources in China.

  M: The topic is not bad, but you'd better to polish your wording.

  Q: What's the most probable relationship between the two speakers?

  15. M: Congratulations! I heard that you've got grade A for your thesis, and I must say you deserve it.

  W: Thank you, I've stayed up for several nights to write it, and now I can relax for a while.

  Q: Why is the woman so happy?

  16. W: Hello, this is room service. What can I do for you?

  M: I'd like to have a well-done steak with vegetable salad. Please send the dishes to Room 203.

  Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?

  17. W: Excuse me, do you know when Flight 781 will take off?

  M: It should be 8pm. But the radio said the time of departure will be delayed for half and hour because of the bad weather.

  Q: When will the flight take off?

  18. M: I'm looking for an apartment with the monthly rent of no more than $100. Do you have any suggestion?

  W: It's hard to find such cheap houses here. Rents are lower in the suburb, but the transportation will be a big problem.

  Q: What can we conclude from the conversation?

  19. W: Good morning, Mr. Hays. This is the minutes of yesterday's conference.

  M: Thank you, Miss Green. By the way, our firm's going to hire a new sales person. Please draft a recruitment ad for me

  W: Ok, sir. So what's your requirement for the new staff? What kind of person is there in your mind?

  M: Well, first of all, I think he or she, who ever it is, should be honest and reliable.

  W: Yes, honesty is the essential quality.

  M: Besides, he should be easy-going, with active personality, because a qualified sale person should have the ability to deal with personal relationship with others. You know, that's critical.

  W: Exactly. But I think in addition to these features, the potential person should also have eligible educational background.

  M: Oh, yes, of course, college degree is a must. I won't insist to have a straight A student, but it will be better if the person's good at English and computer.

  W: I've got that.

  M: Anyway, theory or book knowledge is not the decisive factor. On the other hand, how to tackle tricky problems is more important.

  W: So do you mean practical working experience should take more accounts?

  M: Right. In my opinion, the new staff should have at least 3 year full-time working experience.

  W: I see. Then what kind of salary and benefit are you going to offer?

  M: Er...I don't want to give him a big salary to start with. But we can provide reasonable benefits, like paid vacations and so on.

  W: It will be a good way. I've make notes of all what you've mentioned, and I'll put the recruitment ad on the newspaper as soon as possible.

  M: Thanks a lot.

  Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.








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