SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Spot Dictation
Direction: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE.
Americans have four primary avenues for making friends: at work, at school, through a hobby or a _________ (1) such as volunteer work and discussion group, or through a family or __________ (2).
In American culture, a job is more than the work that one performs between the hours of 9 a.m. and __________(3). Work becomes a major socializing influence. Many young mothers who __________(4) their jobs to care for small children remark on the loneliness of their new lifestyles because they have lost their forum for __________(5).
A great number of American employers recognize business social ________(6) and use it to build a family atmosphere on the job so that employees will feel __________(7) in their work environment. Some employers arrange company get-togethers in their home or at a _________(8). American companies have at least one __________(9) annually, usually at Christmas time. Many corporations have __________(10) where employees and administrators alike dress _________(11) to play games such as baseball and volleyball.
Top American administrators often hold social gatherings __________(12). Depending upon the size of the employer's home and the number of _________(13). These social gatherings may be picnics, pool parties, or __________(14). If the company is large, an employer may hold what Americans call __________(15). For an open house, the employer will invite his employees to come to his home ___________(16) between 1 p.m. on a certain day. Those invited usually stay for _________(17), chatting with the other guests and their host. People come and go __________(18) during the designated hours, and the host keeps refreshments, usually ___________(19) or hors d'oeuvres and beverages, available for all who com. For such social gatherings, it is considered ___________(20) the invitation unless you have an excellent reason.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
2. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks and conversations. After each of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully because you will hear the talk or conversation and questions ONLY ONCE. When you hear a question read the four answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
Part C: Listening and Translation
I. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 5 sentence in English. You will hear the sentences ONLY ONCE. After you have heard each sentence, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
II. Passage Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in English. You will hear the passages ONLY ONCE. After you have heard each passage, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. You may take notes while you are listening.