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.
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. Children who don’t like to go to school.
B. Children who are slow in study.
C. Children who watch too much television during the day.
D. Children who spend part of each day alone.
12. A. Tired. B. Frightened. C. Lonely. D. Free.
13. A. Latchkey children enjoy having such a large amount of time alone.
B. Latchkey children try to hide their feelings.
C. Most parents don’t know the impact on the children when they leave them alone.
D. Latchkey children often watch TV with their parents.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following news.
14. A.You can increase your happiness levels by attending the class.
B. Most of us are happier than our parents since we earn more.
C. Earn more than you can if you want to be happy.
D. Both Bill Gates and Kerry Paker are examples of those who are extremely rich but obviously unhappy.
15. A. Always think highly of yourself.
B. Compare yourself to famous persons.
C. Compare yourself to people who are inferior to you.
D. Earn more than your bank account.
16. A. Happiness is everything. B. Wealth is the foundation of happiness.
C. Have fun at the Happiness Institute. D. Money doesn’t always mean happiness.
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.