8. M: How many years of science did you have in high school?

W: I had only one year each of chemistry, physics and mathematics. I wish I’d have more.

Q: How many science courses did the woman take in high school?

9. W: Mike, did you manage to continue with your sports?

M: No, I didn’t. Because by the time I got home at night it would have been too late to do any training and I had my homework to do.

Q: Why did the man not go on with his sports?

10. M: Could you tell me the telephone number of your doctor?

W: Sure. Four, Eight, Two, Double five, Three, One.

Q: What is the doctor’s telephone number?  

Section B

Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.

How much paper do you use every year? Maybe you can’t answer this question quickly. In1900 the world’s use of paper was about one kilogram for each person in a year. Now some countries use as many as 50 kilograms of paper for each person in a year. But countries like America, England and Sweden certainly use more paper than other countries. Paper was first made in China about 2,000 years ago. It was made from the hair-like parts of certain plants. Paper was not made in southern Europe until about the year 1100. In 1500, a German named Maltz found out that one could make the best paper from trees. After that the forest countries of Canada, Sweden, America, and Finland became the most important ones in papermaking.

When we think of paper, we think of newspapers, books and writing paper. But there are many other uses. Only half of paper is used for books and magazines. Paper is very good for keeping you warm. You may see some people sleeping covered by a large number of newspapers. In Finland the temperature is sometimes 40 degrees below zero centigrade. The farmers wear paper boots in the snow. Nothing could be warmer.


11. How much paper does each person use in a year in England now?

12. When was the paper first made in southern Europe?

13. Why do farmers in Finland wear paper boots in the snow? 

Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.

VOA news. A mild earthquake shook the northwestern part of the United States on Tuesday, the earthquake observatory in San Francisco reported today. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damages. The observatory said the earthquake was felt over a range of about ten miles, along the United States coastline and probably originated about one hundred miles out in the Pacific Ocean east of the island of Nimi. The observatory also reported that more earthquakes can be expected to occur in the San Francisco area in the next several months although the intensity of the earthquakes cannot be predicated.


14. Where did the earthquake originate according to the news?

15. What can we learn from the news?

16. According to the news, what can be expected about future earthquakes in the San Francisco area? 

Section C

Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.

W: I’ve worked for five years at Glory Network Company.

M: Ok. And what do you know about computer networks and operating systems including DOS and Windows?

W:Umm… well… I did come in contact with computers every night at my last job.[来源:学*科*网]

M:Hum!… And how about web site authoring skills? We are looking for someone to create and manage our company’s web site which would include the development, and use of CGI scripts.

W:Umm… uh, Web page. Huh… I don’t think I’ve read that book, and I’m afraid I’ve never used those CGI things.

M:Huh?! And what about experience with Java or Java script?

W:Well… I think I’ve tried Java at a foreign coffee shop one time, if that’s what you mean.

M:OK, I think I have all the information I need!

W:Oh, and I really like computer games. I play them every day.

M: Right, right. Thanks. We’ll be in touch.

Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.

M: Today, I’m interviewing nine-year-old Alex about her feeling on how people can help save the environment. So, Alex, how can we save the environment?

W: By saving water.

M: Well, how can we do that?

W: By not using too much water when we wash dishes, take a bath, and when we do other things, like watering the plants outside.

M: Oh, I think I can do that. What else?

W: When drinking or eating something outside, you should keep the garbage until you find a litter bin to put it in because littering makes our planet dirty. Do you like seeing trash all over the ground?

M: No, I don’t. Do you have any final suggestion?

W: Yes, we shouldn’t waste paper because trees are being cut down to make paper. By recycling paper, we save the forests where animals live.