Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)

Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Example:
You will hear:
You will read:
A)2 hours.
B)3 hours.
C)4 hours.
D)5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two are talking about some work they will start at 9 o'clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon.Therefore, D)“5 hours”is the correct answer.You should choose [D]on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Amswer[A][B][C][D]

1.
A)It's far from being ready yet.  
B)It contains some valuable ideas.
C)She needs another week to get it ready.
D)It has nothing to do with the Internet.

2.
A)The woman is a kindhearted boss.
B)The woman is strict with her employees.
C)The man always has excuses for being late.
D)The man's alarm clock didn't work that morning.

3.
A)The bank near the railway station closes late.
B)The bank around the corner is not open today.
C)The womon should try her luck in the bank nearby.
D)The woman should use dollars instead of pounds.

4.
A)Wait for about three minutes.
B)Try dialing the number again.
C)Call again some thme later.
D)Make an appontment with Dr.Chen.

5.
A)He felt upset because of her failure.
B)He believes she will pass the test this time.
C)He is sure they will succeed in the next test.
D)He did no better than the woman in the test.

6.
A)The man thinks the woman can earn the credits.
B)The woman is begging the man tio let her pass the exam.
C)The woman has to attend a summer course to graduate.
D)The woman is going to graduate from summer school.

7.
A)Fred likes the beautiful scenery along the way to Canada.
B)Fred usually flies to Canada with Jane.
C)Fred persuaded Jane to change her mind.
D)Fred is planning a trip to Canada.

8.
A)Find room for the paintings.
B)Put more coats of paint on the wall.
C)Paint the walls to match the furniture.
D)Hang some pictures for decoration.

9.
A)He'd rather not go to the lecture.
B)He's going to attend the lecture.
C)He'll give a lecture on drawing.
D)He doesn't mond if the woman goes to the lecture.

10.
A)Trying to persuade the woman to vote for him.
B)Running for chairman of the student union.
C)Choosing a campaign manager.
D)Selecting the best candidate.

Section B
Directions:
In this section,you will hear 3 short passages.At the end of each passage,you will hear some 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.

Passage One
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.
A)To find ways to treat homan waster.
B)To study the problems of local industries.
C)To conduct a study on fishing in the Biramichi River.
D)To investigate the annual catch of fish in the Biramichi River.

12.
A)Serious pollution upstream.
B)Lack of oxygen.
C)Overgrowth of water plants.
D)Low water level.

13.
A)They'll be closed down.
B)They'll be moved to other places.
C)They're going to dismiss some of their employees.
D)They have no money to build chemical treatment plants.

14.
A)The local fishing cooperative decised to reduce its catch.
B)The local Chamber of Commerce tried to preserve fishes.
C)There were fewer fish in the river.
D)Over fishiing was prohibited.

Passage Two
Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage yu have just heard.
15.
A)A shoirt note to their lawyer.
B)A brief letter sealed in an envelope.
C)Oral instructions recorded on a tape.
D)A written document of several pages.

16.
A)Visit his grave regularly for five years.
B)Stop wearing any kind of fashionable clothes.
C)Refrain from going out with men for five years.
D)Bury the dentist with his favorite car.

17.
A)He wanted to leave his body for medical purposes.
B)He was angry with his selfish relatives.
C)He was just being humorous.
D)He was not a wealthy man.

Passage Three
Questions 18 to 20 are hased on the passage you have just heard.
18.
A)They believed it to be a luxury.
B)They considered it avoidable.
C)They took it to be a trend.
D)They thought it quite acceptable.

19.
A)Casual.
B)Critical.
C)Sceptical.
D)Serious.

20.
A)When the current marriage law is modifed.
B)When husband and wife understand each other better.
C)When the costs of getting a divorce become unaffordable.
D)When people consider marriage an important part of their lives.