Part II          Listening Comprehension      (25 minutes)

Section A

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

1.A) Ship traffic in the Atlantic.

B) Warm currents in the ocean.

C) Exhaust from cars in Europe.

D) Particles emitted by power plants.


2.A) They need to be taken seriously.

B) They have a huge effect on fishery.

C) They might be causing trouble to air flights.

D) They may be affecting the world's climate.


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

3.A) To appeal for higher wages.

B) To demand better health care.

C) To call for a permanent security guard.

D) To dismiss the bad- tempered supervisor.


4.A) It had already taken strong action.

B) It would put customers' needs first.

C) It would take their appeal seriously.

D) It was seeking help from the police.


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

5.A) The road was flooded.

B) The road was blocked.

C)The road was frozen with snow.

D) The road was covered with spilled gas.


6.A) A truck plunged into a pool of liquid chocolate.

B)The heavy snow made driving very difficult.

C)The truck driver dozed off while driving.

D) A truck hit a barrier and overturned.


7.A) It was a long time before the cleanup was finished.

B) It was a hard task to remove the spilled substance.

C) It was fortunate that no passenger got injured.

D) It was difficult to contact the manufacturer.


Section B

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

8.A) She wanted to save for a new phone.

B) She found it much safer to use cash.

C) She could enjoy discounts with cash.

D) She had been cheated using phone apps.


9.A) They can save a lot more time and trouble.

B)They find it less difficult to make purchases.

C)They derive greater pleasure from buying things.

D) They are less aware of the value of their money.


10.A) More valuable items.

B)More non-essential things.

C)Everyday necessities.

D) Electronic devices.


11.A) It can improve shopping efficiency.

B) It is altering the way of shopping.

C) It may lead to excessive spending.

D) It appeals more to younger people.


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

12.A) He wanted to order some wooden furniture.

B) He had to change the furniture delivery time.

C) He had a problem with the furniture delivered.

D) He wanted the furniture store to give him a refund.


13.A) Send the furniture back to the store.

B) Describe the furniture he received.

C) Collect the furniture he ordered.

D) Buy another brand of furniture.


14.A) Correct their mistake.

B) Improve their service.

C) Apologize to his wife.

D) Give the money back.


15.A) She recommended a new style.

B)She offered some gift to the man.

C)She apologized to the man once more.

D) She checked all the items with the man.


Section C

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

16.A) Reading books of wisdom.

B) Tidying up one's home.

C) Sharing with others.

D) Donating to charity.


17.A) Things that make one happy.

B)Things that are becoming rare.

C)Things that occupy little space.

D) Things that cost a lot of money.


18.A) It joined the city's clean-up campaign.

B) It sold as many as fifty boxes of books.

C) It received an incredibly large number of donated books.

D) It did little business because of the unusual cold weather.


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

19.A) Give free meals to the homeless.

B) Provide shelter for the homeless.

C) Help the vulnerable to cook lunches.

D) Call for change in the local government.


20.A) Strengthen co-operation.

B) Promote understanding.

C) Win national support.

D) Follow his example.


21.A) Spreading news of his deeds.

B) Writing him thank you notes.

C) Following the example he sets.

D) Sending him hand-made bags.


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

22.A) To solve word search puzzles.

B) To send smartphone messages.

C) To test their eyesight using a phone app.

D) To install some audio equipment in a lab.


23.A) They could not go on until the ringing stopped.

B) They could no longer concentrate on their task.

C) They grabbed the phone and called back right away.

D) They asked their experimenter to hang up the phone.


24.A) rise in emotional problems.

B) A decline in sports activities.

C) A reduction in the amount of sleep.

D) A decline in academic performance.


25.A) Protect the eyesight of the younger generation.

B) Take effective measures to raise productivity.

C) Realize the disruptive effects of technology.

D) Ensure they have sufficient sleep every day.