Section I Listening Comprehension ( 25 minutes)
This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are TWO parts in this section, Part A and Part B.Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test book-let. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto ANSWER SHEET 1.
If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.
Now look at Part A in your test booklet.
You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer- A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15 seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.
You will hear:
W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?
M: Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.
You will read:
Who do you think the woman is talking to?
[ A ] A bus conductor.
[ B ] A clerk at the airport.
[ C ] A taxi driver.
[ D ] A clerk at the station..
From the dialogue, we know that only a clerk at the airport is most likely to know the arrival time of a flight, so you should choose answer [ B ] and mark it in your test booklet.
Sample Answer: [ A ] [ ] [ C ] [ D ]
Now look at Question 1.
1. What is the woman's reply?
[ A ] She knows Professor Arnold has come.
[ B ] She thinks Professor Arnold has checked in.
[ C ] She is sure that Professor Amold has arrived.
[ D ] She doesn' t know whether Professor Arnold has arrived.
2. Who answered the phone?
[ A ] James Clock.
[ B ] Mary.
[ C ] Sue.
[ D ] Not mentioned.
3. How does the man feel about his grade?
[ A] It was an improvement.
[ B ] It was disappointing.
[ C] It was unfair.
[ D ] It was satisfying.
4. What does the woman mean?
[ A ] They' re ready for the snow.
[ B ] Once it starts, it' 11 snow a lot.
[ C ] It has been snowing for some time.
[ D ] The winter has just begun.
5. What subject does the man teach now?
[ A ] English.
[ B ] Chemistry.
[ C ] History.
[ D ] Chinese.
6. Where does this conversation most probably take place?
[ A ] In a library.
[ B ] In a hospital.
[ C ] At a bank.
[ D ] In a store.
7. Where do the speakers work?
[ A ] At an art school.
[ B ] At a newspaper office.
[ C ] At a stadium.
[ D ] At a publishing house.
8. What does the man mean?
[ A ] The library no longer had the book on reserve.
[ B ] The library closed earlier than he'd expected.
[ C ] The professor had chosen a mystery book for him instead.
[ D ] The homework assignment isn't clear.
9. What can we leam from the conversation?
[ A ] The man spends more than he makes.
[ B ] The man is not keen on arts.
[ C ] The woman is an artist.
[ D ] The woman looks down upon the man.
10. How are the guests going to New York?
[ A ] By bus.
[ B ] By plane.
[ C ] By car.
[ D ] By train..
You will hear four dialogues or monologues. Before listening to each one, you will have 5 seconds to read each of the questions which accompany it. While listening, answer each question by choosing A,B, C or. D. After listening, you will have 10 seconds to check your answer to each question. You will hear each piece ONLY ONCE.
Questions 11 ～13 are based on the following dialogue between two passengers.
11. What kind of weather is normal for March?
[ A ] Cold.
[ B ] Very hot.
[ C ] Cooler than that day.
[ D ] Drier than that day .
12. Where was the man born?
[ A ] Florida.
[ B ] New York.
[ C ] California.
[ D ] Indiana.
13. How often is the bus scheduled to pass their stop?
[ A ] Every ten minutes.
[ B ] At twenty to one.
[ C ] Every thirty minutes.
[ D ] Once a day.
Questions 14 ～17 are based on the following dialogue between two friends.
14. What does Sally do in the supermarket?
[ A ] Working at the meat counter.
[ B ] Working in the produce section.
[ C ] Carrying groceries out of the store for customers.
[ D ] Checking the quality of the milk products.
15. Why does Tom do the yard work?
[ A ] To earn money for school.
[ B ] To keep his yard nice.
[ C ] To be able to work outdoors.
[ D ] To get exercise while working.
16. Why doesn' t Tom like his job?
[ A ] Because he doesn't earn very much money.
[ B ] Because he has to work for quite a long time.
[ C ] Because he doesn't have time for lunch.
[ D ] Because sometimes he has to work under bad weather.
17. What is Tom going to do in the aftemoon?
[ A ] Finish his homework.
[ B ] Cut grass.
[ C ] Plant trees.
[ D ] Buy groceries.
Questions 18 ～21 are based on the following dialogue between a customer and a shop assistant.
18. What does the woman want to buy?
[ A ] A sweater.
[ B ] An expensive pen.
[ C ] A microwave oven.
[ D ] A dishwasher.
19. What are they discussing about?
[ A ] The price.
[ B ] The style.
[ C ] The manufacture date.
[ D ] The delivery.
20. Why does the woman want to make the purchase in that store?
[ A ] The article is cheap in the store.
[ B ] The article is of good quality in the store.
[ C ] The store is near her place.
[ D ] The store has free delivery service..
21. How much does the shop assistant offer to reduce at first?
[ A ] Fifty dollars.
[ B ] Five dollars.
[ C ] Two hundred dollars.
[ D ] Seventy-five dollars.
Questions 22 ～25 are based on the following monologue about the generation gap.
22. How long will the adults and teenagers in this program live together?
[ A ] Five weeks.
[ B ] Six weeks.
[ C ] Seven weeks.
[ D ] Eight weeks.
23. When and where was the special program offered?
[ A ] Every summer in New York City.
[ B ] Every winter in New York State.
[ C ] Every summer in New York State.
[ D ] Every winter in New York City.
24. What will people do when someone breaks the rule?
[ A ] Criticize him or her.
[ B ] Have a group discussion about it.
[ C ] Make more rules.
[ D ] Ask him or her to work more in the woods.
25. What's the purpose of the program?
[ A ] To keep all the members in the group work together.
[ B ] To make the people there understand the meaning of work.
[ C ] To find a way to solve the generation gap.
[ D ] To help people enjoy their work.
Now you. have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet to ANSWER SHEET 1.
ANSWER KEY :
1.D 2.D 3.B 4.C 5.C 6.A 7.B 8.B 9.B 10.B
11.C l2.B l3.C l4.B 15.A l6.D l7.C l8.C l9.A 20.C 21.A
22.D 23.C 24.B 25.C.