SECTION 4: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Note-taking And Gap-filling
Directions: In this part of the test you will hear a short talk You will hear the talk ONLY ONCE. While listening to the talk, you may take notes on the important points so that you can have enough information to complete a gap, filling task on a separate ANSWER BOOKLET. You will not get your ANSWER BOOKLET until after you have listened to the talk.
According to traditional Cherokee beliefs, we are part of _______ (1). We don't _______ (2) with it and we're not trying to _______ (3) it. We are a part of the Great Life. And within the Great Life, there are three great Laws of Nature, which tell us how we have to live in _______ (4) with everything else. The First Law of Nature is that you don't take any life without real _______ (5). So we shouldn't _______ (6) needlessly. We believe everything is alive, including animals, plants and _______ (7). And so to us, taking the life of a plant is just as grave a _______ (8) as taking the life of an animal. The Second Law is that everything we do should _______ (9) the Great Life. And everything we do _______ (10) the Great Life, and everything that _______ (11) within the Great Life affects us. So it's very important that what we do will not _______ (12) other parts of the Great Life. The Third Law basically is that we don't _______ (13) where we live. And where we live is not our _______ (14), small community. It's this _______ (15). We don't pour chemical _______ (16) down the drain because they all wind up in the water. It might seem a little difficult to live by those three laws in this _______ (17) society. But there are still a lot of things that we can do to bring these laws into our lives, such as _______ (18), using the _______ (19) as little as possible, and _______ (20) gardening.
Part B: Listening and Translation
I. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 5 English sentences. 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 English passages. 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.