I. Listening Comprehension
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 a train station. B. At an airport.
C. At a travel agency. D. At a bus station.
2.A. $5. B. $10.
C. $15. D. $50.
3. A. Receptionist and guest. B. Salesperson and customer.
C. Doctor and patient. D. Waiter and diner.
4.A. Excited. B. Dissatisfied.
C. Bored. D. Exhausted.
5.A. Her hair has changed. B. She isn’t satisfied with her hair style.
C. She prefers to wear long hair. D. The man has changed his hair style.
6.A. It is too early to watch the Talent Show. B. He will go to bed in five minutes.
C. He would rather watch TV than go to bed. D. He is old enough to stay up.
7.A. She has got everything ready. B. She never hesitates over what to take.
C. She hates packing by herself. D. She needs more time for packing.
8.A. They should wait for John for a while.
B. They should stay here for the night.
C. They should start the meeting right away.
D. They should call John at once.
9. A. She is unwilling to move into a new flat.
B. Her neighbors get along well with her.
C. She can’t tell the man why she is moving.
D. Her neighbors usually play their TV loud.
10. A. Ask for directions. B. Try a different route.
C. Go back for the map. D. Cancel their trip.
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 political system. B. Religion.
C. Working language. D. Race.
12. A. Discuss current issues. B. Join in a writing competition.
C. Attend an arts and crafts competition. D. Celebrate their friendship.
13. A. The Commonwealth Games. B. An important holiday.
C. The Commonwealth members. D. An international association.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following speech.
14.A. Equipping students with knowledge.
B. Qualifying students for certain jobs.
C. Developing students’ habits of mind.
D. Helping students to go to graduate school.
15.A. The ability to have critical analysis. B. Creative use of leisure time.
C. Logical use of information. D. Willingness to accept uncertainty.
16.A. Goals to reach in a college education.
B. Roles of knowledge in students’ growth.
C. Qualifications needed for a job.
D. Importance of after-class activities.
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.
Caller: Mary White
Phone No.: 17 .
Location of Problem: A 18 restaurant , 449 Shanghai Street
Details: It dumps its 19 on the street.
It doesn’t put bottles and cans in 20 bins.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
How long does short memory last?
It lasts only 21 .
What is an example of medium term memory?
Buying bread, a sort of 22 of things to do.
What is long term memory concerned with?
23 that happen in your life such as your wedding.
How is long term memory different from the others?
It 24 .