Ⅰ. Listening Comprehension
Section A Short Conversations
Directions:In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
1. A. At 5:00. B. At 5:15. C. At 5:30. D. At 5:45.
2. A. In Washington. B. In New York. C. In Michigan. D. In Boston.
3. A. He is careful. B. He is nervous. C. He is humorous. D. He is brave.
4. A. He is ready to stay for another cup of coffee.
B. He is nwilling to stay longer for lack of money.
C. He can’t stay longer for lack of time.
D. He doesn’t enjoy the coffee.
5. A. 18. B. 38. C. 30. D. 48.
6. A. Look for the pen. B. Write the letter. C. Paint the shelf. D. Fix the shelf.
7. A. She doesn’t like to work with Mr. Clinton at all.
B. She thinks Mr. Clinton is the best person.
C. She thinks she’d better work alone.
D. She’d like Mr. Clinton to work with her at last.
8. A. It will take about one month to repair the camera.
B. It costs too much to have the camera repaired.
C. The camera is no longer worth repairing.
D. He doesn’t have the ability to repair the camera.
9. A. Teacher and student. B. Nurse and patient.
C. Boss and secretary. D. Father and daughter.
10. A. Professor Smith is going to speak some other night.
B. He’s never heard of Professor Smith.
C. He didn’t know Professor Smith was speaking tonight.
D. Professor Smith is giving his speech in this room.
Section B Passages
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
11. A. A record of the school year.
B. A book that is just for seniors.
C. A book designed specially to print students’ titles.
D. A record of students’ development.
12. A. Students’ photos. B. Teachers’ photos.
C. Descriptions of students’ academic results.
D. Descriptions of after-school activities.
13. A. All the students and teachers vote.
B. Students sign each other’s yearbooks.
C. Students in a yearbook club choose.
D. Students who are soon graduating vote.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following news.
14. A. Chinese. B. Mathematics. C. English. D. Physics.
15. A. Four hours. B. Seven hours. C. Eight hours. D. Nine hours.
16. A. Homework, especially in mathematics, leads to high school students’ lack of sleep.
B. Mathematics is the most difficult subject in high schools.
C. Mathematics courses in China are more difficult than those in the USA.
D. Mathematics is one of the three most important subjects for Chinese students.
Section C Longer Conversations
Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.