Directions: In this section, you will hear three news reports. At the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. Both the news report and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.
1. A) It examines the eﬀect of cholesterol on people’s health.
B) Its participants all had high blood cholesterol levels.
C) It questions the beneﬁts of a vegetarian protein diet.
D) Its ﬁnding came as a surprise to the researchers.
2. A) They do not know all the eﬀects of eating meat.
B) Red meat itself does not cause heart diseases.
C) White meat may be healthier than red meat.
D) Vegetarian protein may be easier to absorb.
Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.
3. A) It may have been due to the lorry driver’s drunk driving.
B) It may aﬀect the local supply of turkeys for Christmas.
C) It interrupted traﬃc for several hours running.
D) It was caused by a lorry running into a trailer.
4. A) It has been the scene of several fatal accidents recently.
B) It is the spot that causes the local police a lot of worry.
C) It has witnessed several traﬃc accidents this year.
D) It is a location frequented by local traﬃc police.
Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard.
5. A) Get approval to add more routes.
B) Attract more international tourists.
C) Advertise it through a mobile app.
D) Make it aﬀordable to common folk.
6. A) It costs more than twice as much as a car ride.
B) It is gaining popularity among ordinary Indians.
7. A) International tourists.
C) It symbolizes India’s advancement in high-tech.
D) It can get anywhere in the city within 15 minutes.
C) Prominent superstars.
B) High-class travelers.
D) Customers in a hurry.
Directions: In this section, you will hear two long conversations. At the end of each conversation, you will hear four questions. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
8. A) Treat her friends in a bar.
C) Make some cheese.
B) Take a trip to Washington.
D) Throw a party.
9. A) Spend no more than 30 dollars.
B) Buy diﬀerent kinds of cheese.
C) Help him prepare the barbecue.
D) Find out diﬀerent people’s tastes.
10. A) It is the best kind of hard cheese.
B) It is the most popular in Spain.
C) It is more delicious than honey.
D) It is a good choice for children.
11. A) Buy what the man recommended.
B) Have a taste of both of the cheeses.
C) Choose one of the two types of cheese.
D) Ask the man to cut the cheese into slices.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) New teachers and staﬀ have to be recruited.
B) It might take some time for students to adapt.
C) It involves buying lots of tablets and software.
D) The software has to be constantly upgraded.
13. A) It can greatly improve their learning eﬃciency.
B) It can help them to interact more with teachers.
C) It can save their trouble of carrying printed books.
D) It can develop their skills in using electronic devices.
14. A) They may have trouble comprehending texts.
B) They may encounter technological problems.
C) They may pay less respect to teachers.
D) They may get distracted more easily.
15. A) It generates a great deal of electronic garbage.
B) It does a lot of damage to the environment.
C) It emits huge amounts of harmful radiation.
D) It accelerates the exhaustion of rare minerals.
Directions: In this section, you will hear three passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear three orfour questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) Communicate with our coworkers.
B) Encounter people in diﬀerent places.
C) Judge people based on our ﬁrst impressions.
D) Engage in a variety of psychological activities.
17. A) It is an objective evaluation of a person’s character.
B) It is a mental process inﬂuenced by many factors.
C) It contributes to the formation of personal traits.
D) It varies greatly among diﬀerent social groups.
18. A) It can lead to incorrect judgments.
B) It can cause mistrust among people.
C) It can result in instant losses.
D) It can give rise to gender bias.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) Both groups spend a lot of time on mobile devices.
B) Both groups attach importance to social connections.
C) They are equally competent in using new technology.
D) They are similar in terms of social skills.
20. A) Their social skills were negatively aﬀected.
B) Their school performance was slightly lower.
C) Their emotions were much harder to regulate.
D) Their relations with peers were badly strained.
21. A) It may pose a threat to their children’s safety.
B) It may aﬀect society’s traditional values.
C) It may hurt their relations with children.
D) It may change their children’s ethical values.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) It is motivating.
C) It is incredible.
B) It is passive.
D) It is impracticable.
23. A) It results in short-term excitement.
B) It helps us avoid making mistakes.
C) It breeds long-term passion and enthusiasm.
D) It is bound to help us achieve greater success.
24. A) Drive us forward.
B) Bring us power.
C) Spur us to action.
D) Give us ideas.
25. A) Listening to success stories.
B) Applying ideas to one’s life.
C) Following the advice of experts.
D) Consuming the world around us.