Section A  Mini-lecture

Section B Interview

In this section you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your coloured answer sheet.

Questions 1 to 5 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 10 seconds to answer each of the following five questions. Now listen to the interview.

1. Which of the following statements is TRUE about Miss Green’s university days?

A. She felt bored.

B. She felt lonely.

C. She cherished them.

D. The subject was easy.

2. Which of the following is NOT part of her job with the Department of Employment?

A. Doing surveys at workplace.

B. Analyzing survey results.

C. Designing questionnaires.

D. Taking a psychology course.

3. According to Miss Green, the main difference between the Department of Employment and the advertising agency lies in

A. the nature of work.

B. office decoration.

C. office location.

D. work procedures.

4. Why did Miss green want to leave the advertising agency?

A. She felt unhappy inside the company.

B. She felt work there too demanding.

C. She was denied promotion in the company.

D. She longed for new opportunities.

5. How did Miss Green react to a heavier workload in the new job?

A. She was willing and ready.

B. She sounded mildly eager.

C. She a bit surprised.

D. She sounded very reluctant.


In this section you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your coloured answer sheet.

Questions 6 and 7 based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer each of the two questions. Now listen to the news.

6. The man stole the aircraft mainly because he wanted to

A. destroy the European Central Bank.

B. have an interview with a TV station.

C. circle skyscrapers in downtown Frankfurt.

D. remember the death of a US astronaut.

7. Which of the following statements about the man is TRUE?

A. He was a 31-year-old student from Frankfurt.

B. He was piloting a two-seat helicopter he had stolen.

C. He had talked to air traffic controllers by radio.

D. He threatened to land on the European Central Bank.

Question 8 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.

8. The news is mainly about the city government’s plan to

A. expand and improve the existing subway system.

B. build underground malls and parking lots.

C. prevent further land subsidence.

D. promote advanced technology.

Questions 9 and 10 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer each of the two questions. Now listen to the news.

9. According to the news, what makes this credit card different from conventional ones is

A. that it can hear the owner’s voice.

B. that it can remember a password.

C. that it can identify the owner’s voice.

D. that it can remember the owner’s PIN.

10. The newly developed credit card is said to said to have all the following EXCEPT

A. switch.

B. battery.

C. speaker.

D. built-in chip.


There are ten multiple-choice questions in this section.Choose the best answers to each question.

Mark your answers on your coloured answer sheet.

31.The Presidents during the American Civil War was

A. Andrew Jackson

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. Thomas Jefferson

D. George Washington

32.The capital of New Zealand is





33.Who were the natives of Austrilia before the arrival of the British settlers?

A.The Aborigines

B.The Maori

C.The Indians

D.The Eskimos

34.The Prime Minister in Britain is head of

A.the Shadow Cabinet

B.the Parliament

C.the Opposition

D.the Cabinet

35.Which of the following writers is a poet of the 20th century?



C.Theodore Dreiser

D.James Joyce

36.The novel For Whom the Bell Tolls is written by

A.Scott Fitzgerald

B.William Faulkner

C.Eugene O'Neil

D.Ernest Hemingway

37._____ is defined as an expression of human emotion which is condensed into fourteen lines

A.Free verse




38.What essentially distinguishes semantics and pragmatics is the notion of





39.The words"kid,child,offspring" are examples of

A.dialectal synonyms

B.stylistic synonyms

C.emotive synonyms

D.collocational synonyms

40.The distinction between parole and langue was made by






In this section there are four reading passages followed by a total of 20 multiple-choice questions.

Read the passages and then mark your answers on your coloured answer sheet.


The University in transformation, edited by Australian futurists Sohail Inayatullah and Jennifer Gidley, presents some 20 highly varied outlooks on tomorrow’s universities by writers representing both Western and mon-Western perspectives. Their essays raise a broad range of issues, questioning nearly every key assumption we have about higher education today.

The most widely discussed alternative to the traditional campus is the Internet University – a voluntary community to scholars/teachers physically scattered throughout a country or around the world but all linked in cyberspace. A computerized university could have many advantages, such as easy scheduling, efficient delivery of lectures to thousands or even millions of students at once, and ready access for students everywhere to the resources of all the world’s great libraries.

Yet the Internet University poses dangers, too. For example, a line of franchised courseware, produced by a few superstar teachers, marketed under the brand name of a famous institution, and heavily advertised, might eventually come to dominate the global education market, warns sociology professor Peter Manicas of the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Besides enforcing a rigidly standardized curriculum, such a “college education in a box” could undersell the offerings of many traditional brick and mortar institutions, effectively driving then out of business and throwing thousands of career academics out of work, note Australian communications professors David Rooney and Greg Hearn.

On the other hand, while global connectivity seems highly likely to play some significant role in future higher education, that does not mean greater uniformity in course content – or other dangers – will necessarily follow. Counter-movements are also at work.

Many in academia, including scholars contributing to this volume, are questioning the fundamental mission of university education. What if, for instance, instead of receiving primarily technical training and building their individual careers, university students and professors could focus their learning and research efforts on existing problems in their local communities and the world? Feminist scholar Ivana Milojevic dares to dream what a university might become “if we believed that child-care workers and teachers in early childhood education should be one of the highest (rather than lowest) paid professionals?”

Co-editor Jennifer Gidley shows how tomorrow’s university faculty, instead of giving lectures and conducting independent research, may take on three new roles. Some would act as brokers, assembling customized degree-credit programmes for individual students by mixing and matching the best course offerings available from institutions all around the world. A second group, mentors, would function much like today’s faculty advisers, but are likely to be working with many more students outside their own academic specialty. This would require them to constantly be learning from their students as well as instructing them.

A third new role for faculty, and in Gidley’s view the most challenging and rewarding of all, would be as meaning-makers: charismatic sages and practitioners leading groups of students/colleagues in collaborative efforts to find spiritual as well as rational and technological solutions to specific real-world problems.

Moreover, there seems little reason to suppose that any one form of university must necessarily drive out all other options. Students may be “enrolled” in courses offered at virtual campuses on the Internet, between –or even during – sessions at a real-world problem-focused institution.

As co-editor Sohail Inayatullah points out in his introduction, no future is inevitable, and the very act of imagining and thinking through alternative possibilities can directly affect how thoughtfully, creatively and urgently even a dominant technology is adapted and applied. Even in academia, the future belongs to those who care enough to work their visions into practical, sustainable realities.

11. When the book reviewer discusses the Internet University,

A. he is in favour of it.

B. his view is balanced.

C. he is slightly critical of it.

D. he is strongly critical of it.

12. Which of the following is NOT seen as a potential danger of the Internet University?

A. Internet-based courses may be less costly than traditional ones.

B. Teachers in traditional institutions may lose their jobs.

C. internet-based courseware may lack variety in course content.

D. The Internet University may produce teachers with a lot of publicity.

13. According to the review, what is the fundamental mission of traditional university education?

A. Knowledge learning and career building.

B. Learning how to solve existing social problems.

C. Researching into solutions to current world problems.

D. Combining research efforts of teachers and students in learning.

14. Judging from the Three new roles envisioned for tomorrow's university faculty, university teachers

A. are required to conduct more independent research.

B. are required to offer more course to their students.

C. are supposed to assume more demanding duties.

D. are supposed to supervise more students in their specialty.

15.  Which category of writing does the review belong to?

A.  Narration.

B. Description

C. persuasion

D. Exposition.


Every street had a story, every building a memory, Those blessed with wonderful childhoods can drive the streets of their hometowns and happily roll back the years. The rest are pulled home by duty and leave as soon as possible. After Ray Atlee had been in Clanton (his hometown) for fifteen minutes he was anxious to get out.

The town had changed, but then it hadn't. On the highways leading in, the cheap metal buildings and mobile homes were gathering as tightly as possible next to the roads for maximum visibility. This town had no zoning whatsoever. A landowner could build anything wiih no permit no inspection, no notice to adjoining landowners. nothing. Only hog farms and nuclear reactors required approvals and paperwork. The result was a slash-and-build clutter that got uglier by the year.

But in the older sections, nearer the square, the town had not changed at all The long shaded streets were as clean and neat as when Kay roamed them on his bike. Most of the houses were still owned by people he knew, or if those folks had passed on the new owners kept the lawns clipped and the shutters painted. Only a few were being neglected. A handful had been abandoned.

This deep in Bible country, it was still an unwritten rule in the town that little was done on Sundays except go to church, sit on porches, visit neighbours, rest and relax the way God intended.

It was cloudy, quite cool for May, and as he toured his old turf, killing time until the appointed hour for the family meeting, he tried to dwell on the good memories from Clanton. There was Dizzy Dean Park where he had played little League for the Pirates, and (here was the public pool he'd swum in every summer except 1969 when the city closed it rather than admit black children. There were the churches - Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian - facing each other at the intersection of Second and Elm like wary sentries, their steeples competing for height. They were empty now, hut in an hour or so the more faithful would gather for evening services.

The square was as lifeless as the streets leading to it. With eight thousand people, Clanton was just large enough to have attracted the discount stores that had wiped out so many small towns. But here the people had been faithful to their downtown merchants, and there wasn’t s single empty or boarded-up building around the square – no small miracle. The retail shops were mixed in with the banks and law offices and cafes, all closed for the Sabbath.

He inched through the cemetery and surveyed the Atlee section in the old part, where the tombstones were grander. Some of his ancestors had built monuments for their dead. Ray had always assumed that the family money he’d never seen must have been buried in those graves. He parked and walked to his mother’s grave, something he hadn’t done in years. She was buried among the Atlees, at the far edge of the family plot because she had barely belonged.

Soon, in less than an hour, he would be sitting in his father’s study, sipping bad instant tea and receiving instructions on exactly how his father would be laid to rest. Many orders were about to be give, many decrees and directions, because his father(who used to be a judge) was a great man and cared deeply about how he was to be remembered.

Moving again, Ray passed the water tower he’d climbed twice, the second time with the police waiting below. He grimaced at his old high school, a place he’d never visited since he’d left it. Behind it was the football field where his brother Forrest had romped over opponents and almost became famous before getting bounced off the team.

It was twenty minutes before five, Sunday, May 7. Time for the family meeting.

16. From the first paragraph, we get the impression that

A. Ray cherished his childhood memories.

B. Ray had something urgent to take care of.

C. Ray may not have a happy childhood.

D. Ray cannot remember his childhood days.

17. Which of the following adjectives does NOT describe Ray’s hometown?

A. Lifeless.

B. Religious.

C. Traditional.

D. Quiet.

18. Form the passage we can infer that the relationship between Ray and his parents was

A. close.

B. remote.

C. tense.

D. impossible to tell.

19. It can be inferred from the passage that Ray’s father was all EXCEPT

A. considerate.

B. punctual.

C. thrifty.

D. dominant.



I have nothing to offer but blood,toil,tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many months of struggle and suffering.

You ask, what is our policy? I say it is to wage war by land, sea and air. War with all our might and with all the strength God has given us, and to wage war against a monstrous tyranny never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalogue of human crime. That is our poliy.

You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word, It is victory. Victory at all costs-victory in spite of all terrors-victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.

Let that be realized. No survival for the British Empire, no survival for all that the British Empire has stood for, no survival for the urge, the impulse of the ages, that mankind shall move forward toward his goal.

Translate the underlined part of the following text into English. Write your translation on ANSWER SHEET THREE.




Joseph epstein, a famous american writer,once said"we decide what is important and what is trivial in life we decide that what makes us significant is either what we do or what we refuse todo but no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. we decide. we choose. and as we decide and choose, so are our lives formed. in the end, forming our own destiny is what ambition is about

Do you agree or disagree with him? write an essay of about 400 words entitled: On Ambition

In the first part of your writing you should state your main argument, and in the second part you should support your argument with appropriate details. In the last part you should bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or make a summary. You should supply an appropriate title for your essay.

Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure to follow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.Write your composition on ANSWER SHEET FOUR.