Part Ⅱ            Listening Comprehension            (25 minutes)


Section A

Questons 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.

1. A) He wanted to buy a home.

B) He suffered from a shock.

C) He lost a huge sum of money.

D) He did an unusual good deed.


2.A) Invite the waiter to a fancy dinner.

B) Tell her story to the Daily News.

C) Give some money to the waiter.

D) Pay the waiter's school tuition.


Questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.

3.A) Whether or not to move to the state's mainland.

B) How to keep the village from sinking into the sea.

C) Where to get the funds for rebuilding their village.

D) What to do about the rising level of the seawater.


4.A) It takes too long a time.

B) It costs too much money.

C) It has to wait for the state's final approval.

D) It faces strong opposition from many villagers.


Questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard

5.A) To investigate whether people are grateful for help.

B)To see whether people hold doors open for strangers.

C)To explore ways of inducing gratitude in people.

D)To find out how people express gratitude.


6.A)They induced strangers to talk with them.

B)They helped 15 to 20 people in a bad mood.

C)They held doors open for people at various places.

D)They interviewed people who didn't say thank you.


7.A) People can be educated to be grateful.

B) Most people express gratitude for help.

C) Most people have bad days now and then.

D) People are ungrateful when in a bad mood.


Section B

Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

8. A) To order a solar panel installation.

B) To report a serious leak in his roof.

C) To enquire about solar panel installations.

D) To complain about the faulty solar panels.


9.A) He plans to install solar panels.

B) He owns a four-bedroom house.

C)He saves $ 300 a year. .

D) He has a large family.


10.A) The service of the solar panel company.

B)The cost of a solar panel installation.

C)The maintenance of the solar panels.

D)The quality of the solar panels.


11.A) One year and a half.

B) Less than four years.

C) Roughly six years.

D) About five years.


Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

12.A) At a travel agency.

B) At an Australian airport.

C) At an airline transfer service.

D) At a local transportation authority.


13.A) She would be able to visit more scenic spots.

B) She wanted to save as much money as possible.

C) She would like to have everything taken care of.

D) She wanted to spend more time with her family.


14.A) Four days.

B) Five days.

C) One week.

D) Two weeks.


15.A) Choosing some activities herself.

B) Spending Christmas with Australians.

C) Driving along the Great Ocean Road.

D) Learning more about wine making.


Section C

Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.

16.A) Bring their own bags when shopping.

B) Use public transport when traveling.

C) Dispose of their trash properly.

D) Pay a green tax upon arrival.


17.A) It has not been doing a good job in recycling.

B) It has witnessed a rise in accidental drowning.

C)It has not attracted many tourists in recent years.

D)It has experienced an overall decline in air quality.


18.A) To charge a small fee on plastic products in supermarkets.

B)To ban single-use plastic bags and straws on Bali Island.

C) To promote the use of paper bags for shopping.

D)To impose a penalty on anyone caught littering.


Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard

19. A) It gives birth to several babies at a time.

B) It is the least protected mammal species.

C) Its breeding grounds are now better preserved.

D) Its population is now showing signs of increase.


20.A) Global warming.

B) Polluted seawaters.

C) Commercial hunting.

D) Decreasing birthrates.


21.A) To mate.

B) To look for food.

C) To escape hunters.

D) To seek breeding grounds.


Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.

22.A)They prefer to drink low-fat milk.

B)They think milk is good for health.

C)They consume less milk these days.

D)They buy more milk than the British.


23.A) It is not as healthy as once thought.

B) It is not easy to stay fresh for long.

C) It benefits the elderly more.

D) It tends to make people fat.


24.A)They drink too many pints every day.

B)They are sensitive to certain minerals.

C)They lack the necessary proteins to digest it.

D)They have eaten food incompatible with milk.


25.A) It is easier for sick people to digest.

C) It is healthier than other animal products.

B) It provides some necessary nutrients.

D)It supplies the body with enough calories.