SECTION I Listening Comprehension(25 minutes)


This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are TWO parts in this section, Part A and Part B.

Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test booklet. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto ANSWER SHEET 1. If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.

Now look at Part A in your test booklet.

Part A

You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answerA, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15 seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.


You will hear:

W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?

M: Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.

You will read:

Who do you think the woman is talking to?

[A] A bus conductor.

[B] A clerk at the airport.

[C] A taxi driver.

[D] A clerk at the station.

From the dialogue,we know that only a clerk at the airport is likely to know the arrival time of a flight,so you should choose answer[B]and mark it in your test booklet.

Now look at question 1.

1. What does the man want to do?

[A] See the movie before eating.

[B] See the movie with the woman.

[C] Hurry to the cinema.

[D] Stay in town for a while.

2. Why did the man feel sorry?

[A] He had lied to his wife.

[B] The house was a mess.

[C] The plates and cups were broken.

[D] He failed to stay at home as required.

3. What does the woman give the man?

[A] A tourist guide.

[B] A flight schedule.

[C] A magazine.

[D] A newspaper.

4. How does the woman feel at the end of the conversation?

[A] Disappointed.

[B] Relieved.

[C] Puzzled.

[D] Pleased.

5. Where does the conversation probably take place?

[A] At a department store.

[B] In a restaurant.

[C] At a post office.

[D] In an office.

6. What’s the man’s problem?

[A] He has no time to talk with the boss.

[B] He can’t tell a good story.

[C] He has trouble collecting the data.

[D] He hasn’t finished his work.

7. Which of the following is true about the woman?

[A] She sings very well.

[B] She’s a popular musician.

[C] She is interested in music.

[D] She’s good at playing the piano.

8. Why doesn’t the woman like the clothes?

[A] She prefers oldfashioned clothes.

[B] Everyone’s wearing them.

[C] The colors are bright.

[D] The style is wild.

9. What are the speakers talking about?

[A] The school library.

[B] A project about Canada.

[C] The money the woman found.

[D] An old book the man is reading.

10. What do we learn from this conversation?

[A] The old car is in good condition.

[B] His wife is tired of the old car.

[C] The man is fed up with the old car.

[D] The man cares much about his wife’s feelings.