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. Receptionist and guest. B. Hairdresser and customer.
C. Doctor and patient. D. Boss and staff.
2. A. On Thursday morning. B. On Monday night.
C. On Friday morning. D. On Thursday night.
3. A. In a library. B. In a classroom.
C. In a furniture store. D. In a computer shop.
4. A. The time of the lecture. B. The boredom of the lecture.
C. The length of the lecture. D. The problem of the clock.
5. A. Go to the movie alone. B. Check the Reader.
C. See a movie with the woman. D. Find a nice movie.
6. A. The cost of fixing the window.
B. The difficulty of cleaning up the broken glass.
C. The possible harm to the people involved.
D. The type of punishment he will give Tommy.
7. A. The clerk doesn’t like to be bothered.
B. The machine was just repaired.
C. The man couldn’t make any more copies.
D. The woman can teach the man to use the machine.
8. A. The man will buy some envelopes for the woman.
B. The man will take the woman to town.
C. The woman will have to go and buy some envelopes herself.
D. The woman has written several letters today.
9. A. Because she doesn’t feel tired.
B. Because the seat is occupied.
C. Because she feels tired.
D. Because she feels terrible when sitting on the bus.
10. A. He is surprised that Dan did not fail.
B. He is working especially hard on physics.
C. He wonders how Dan’s history course went.
D. He wants to pass the management course.
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. The change of the weekend. B. Attitudes towards leisure activities.
C. Shifting job opportunities. D. Attitudes towards employment.
12. A. How many weeks there are in a month. B. Which day begins the week.
C. Which days people should work. D. How the week is divided into days.
13. A. It would make the workday longer.
B. It would allow people to work on weekend.
C. It would create much more free time.
D. It would make leisure activities expensive.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. To invite authors to guide readers.
B. To involve people in community service.
C. To encourage people to read and share.
D. To promote the friendship between cities.
15. A. They came from many different backgrounds.
B. They were too busy to read a book.
C. They had little interest in reading.
D. They lacked support from the local government.
16. A. The careful selection of a proper book.
B. The number of people who benefit from reading.
C. The growing popularity of the writers.
D. The number of books that each person reads.
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.