Part Ⅱ Listening Comprehension (25 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear threenews 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 heara 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 asingle line through she centre.
Questions 1 and 2 are based on the news reportyou have just heard.
1.A) A deadly fish has been spotted in theMediterranean waters.
B) Invasive species are driving away certainnative species.
C) The Mediterranean is a natural habitat ofDevil Firefish.
D) Many people have been attacked by Devil Firefish.
2.A) It could add to greenhouse emissions.
B) It could disrupt the food chains there.
C) It could pose a threat to other marine species.
D) It could badly pollute the surrounding waters.
Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news reportyou have just heard.
3.A) cars will not be allowed to enter the city.
B) About half of its city center will be closedto cars.
C) Buses will be the only vehicles allowed onits streets.
D)Pedestrians will have free access to the city.
4.A) The rising air pollution in Paris.
B) The worsening global warming.
C The ever-growing cost of petrol.
D) The unbearable traffic noise.
Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news reportyou have just heard.
5.A) Many of his possessions were stolen.
B) His house was burnt down in a fire.
C) His fishing boat got wrecked on a rock.
D) His good luck charm sank into the sea.
6.A) Change his fishing locations.
B) Find a job in a travel agency.
C) Spend a few nights on a small island
D) Sell the pearl he had kept for years
7.A) A New Year museum
B) The largest pearl in the world weighs
C) His monstrous pearl was extremely valuable.
D) His pearl could be displayed in a museum.
Directions: In this section, you will heartwo long conversations. At the end of each conversation, you will hear fourquestions. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once.After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the fourchoices marked A), B), C and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on AnswerSheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversationyou have just heard.
8.A) It boasts a fairly long history.
B) It produces construction materials.
C) It has 75 offices around the world.
D)It has over 50 business partners.
9.A) It has about 50 employees.
B) It was started by his father.
C) It has a family business.
D) It is over 100 years old.
10.A) Shortage of raw material supply.
B) Legal disputes in many countries.
C) Outdated product design.
D) Loss of competitive edge.
11.A) Conducting a financial analysis forit.
B) Providing training for its staff members.
C) Seeking new ways to increase is exports.
D) Introducing innovative marketingstrategies.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversationyou have just heard.
12.A) She is a real expert at house decorations.
B) She is well informed about the designbusiness.
C) She is attracted by the color of thesitting room.
D) She is really impressed by the man’shouse.
13.A) From his younger brother Greg.
B) From home design magazines.
C) From a construction businessman.
D) From a professional interior designer.
14.A) The effort was worthwhile.
B) The style was fashionable.
C) The cost was affordable.
D) The eft was unexpected.
15.A) She’d like him to talk with Jonathan abouta new project.
B) She wants him to share his renovation experiencewith her
C) She wants to discuss the house decorationbudget with him.
D)She’d like to show him around her newly-renovatedhouse.
Directions: In this section, you will hear threepassages. At the end of each passage, you will hear three or four questions. Boththe passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear aquestion, you must choose the best answer from your choices marked A), B), C)and D). Then mark he corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1with a single linethrough the centre.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passageyou have just heard.
16.A) Providing routine care for small children.
B) Paying hospital bills for emergency cases.
C) Doing research on ear, nose and throat diseases.
D) Removing objects from patients’ noses andears.
17.A) Many children like to smell thingsthey find or play with.
B) Many children like to put foreignobjects in their mouths.
C) Five-to nine-year-olds are the most likelyto put things in their ears.
D) Children aged one to four are often morecurious than older children.
18.A) They tend to act out of impulse.
B) They want to attract attentions.
C) They are unaware of the potential risks.
D) They are curious about these body parts.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passageyou have just heard.
19.A) It paid for her English lessons.
B) It gave her a used bicycle.
C) It delivered her daily necessities.
D) It provided her with physical therapy.
20.A) Expanding bike-riding lessons.
B) Asking local people for donations.
C) Providing free public transport.
D) Offering walking tours to visitors.
21.A) It is a language school.
B) It is a charity organization.
C) It is a counseling center.
D) It is a sports club.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passageyou have just heard.
22.A) How mice imitate human behavior aspace.
B) How low gravity affects the human body.
C) How mice interact in a new environment.
D) How animals deal with lack of gravity.
23.A) They were not use to the low-gravityenvironment.
B) They found it difficult to figure outwhere they were.
C) They found the space in the cage toosmall to stay in.
D) They were not sensitive to the changedenvironment.
24.A) They tried everything possible toescape from the cage.
B) They continued to behave as they did inthe beginning.
C) They already felt at home in the newenvironment.
D) They had found a lot more activities toengage in.
25.A) They repeated their activities everyday.
B) They behaved as if they were on Earth.
C) They begin to eat less after some time.
D) They changed their routines in space.
1. A. A deadly fish has been spotted in the Mediterranean waters.
2. C. It could pose a threat to other marine species.
3. B. About half of its city center will be closed to cars.
4. A. The rising air pollution in Paris.
5. B. His house was burnt down in a fire.
6. D. Sell the pearl he had kept for years.
7. C. His monstrous pearl was extremely valuable.
8. A. It boasts a fairly long history.
9. C. It is a family business.
10. D. Loss the competitive edge.
11. A. Conducting a financial analysis for it.
12. D. She is really impressed by the man’s house.
13. B. From home design magazines.
14. C. The cost was affordable.
15. B. She wants him to share his renovation experience with her.
16. D. Removing objects from patients’ noses and ears.
17. C. Five-to nine-year-olds are the most likely to put things in their ears.
18. D. They are curious about these body parts.
19. B. It gave her a used bicycle.
20. A. Expanding bike-riding lessons.
21. B. It is a charity organization.
22. D. How animals deal with lack of gravity.
23. A. They were not used to the low-gravity environment.
24. C. They already felt at home in the new environment.
25. B. They behaved as if they were on Earth.