Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions:In this section,you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations.At the end of each conversation,one or more questions will be asked about what was said.Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once.After each question there will be a pause.During the pause,you must read the four choices marked A),B),C)and D),and decide which is the best answer,Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
1.A)Go to a place he has visited
B)Make her own arrangements
C)Consult a travel agent
D)Join in a package tour
A)They are on a long trip by car
B)They are syuck in a traffic jam
C)They are used to getting up early
D)They are tired of eating out at night
A)He is a person difficult to deal with
B)He dislikes any formal gathering
C)He is unwilling to speak in public
D)He often keeps a distance from others
A)Work in another deparment
B)Pursue further education
C)Recruit graduate students
D)Take an administrative job
A)He would not be available to start the job in time
B)He is not quite qualified for the art director position
C)He would like to leave some more time for himself
D)He will get his application letter ready before May1
A)Reqest one or two roommates to do the cleaning
B)Help Laura with her term paper due this weekend
C)Get Laura to clean the apartment herself this time
D)Ask Laura to put off the cleaning until another week
A) A problem caused by the construction
B)An accident that occurred on the bridge
C)The building project they are working on
D)The public transportaion conditions
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have heard.
A) To look for a job as a salesperson
B) To have a talk with Miss Thompson.
C) To place an order for some products.
D) To complain about a faulty appliance.
A) The person in charge is not in the office.
B) The supplies are out of stock for the moment.
C) They failed to reach an agreement on the price.
D) The company is re-cataloguing the items.
A) 0743,12536 extension 15.
B) 0734,38750 extension 15.
C) 0734,21653 extension 51.
D) 0734,62135 extension 51.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A)Since he found a girlfriend
B)Since he took to heavy smoking.
C)Since he began to exercise regularly
D)Since he started to live on his own.
A)He is getting too fat.
B)He smokes too much
C)He doesn’t eat vegetables.
D)He doesn’t look well at all.
A)They are overweight for their age
B)They are respectful to their parents
C)They are still in their early twenties
D)They dislike doing physical exercise.
A)To quit smoking.
B)To find a girlfriend
C)To reduce his weight
D)To follow her advice.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a 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 a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A)They have destroyed several small towns.
B)They will soon spread to San Francisco.
C)They have injured many residents.
D)They are burning out of control.
A) They have been hospitalized.
B) They have got skin problems.
C) They were choked by the thick smoke.
D) They were poisoned by the burning chemicals.
A)It failed because of a sudden rocket explosion.
B) It has been re-scheduled for a midday takeoff.
C) It has been canceled due to technical problems.
D) It was delayed for eleven hours and thirty minutes.
A)They made frequent long-distance calls to each other.
B) They illegally used government computers in New Jersey.
C) They were found to be smarter than computer specialists.
D) They were arrested for stealing government information.
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A)Someone dumped the clothes left in the washer and dryer.
B)Someone broke the washer and dryer by overloading them.
C)Mindy Lance’s laundry blocked the way to the laundry room.
D)Mindy Lance’s threatened to take revenge on her neighbors.
A)Asking the neighborhood committee for help.
B)Limiting the amount of laundry for each wash.
C)Informing the building manager of the matter.
D)Installing a few more washers and dryers.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23.A) She is both a popular and a highly respected author.
B) She is the most loved African novelist of all times.
C) She is the most influential author since the 1930's.
D) She is the first writer to focus on the fate of slaves.
24. A) The Book Critics Circle Award.
B) The Pulitzer Prize for fiction
C) The Nobel Prize for literature.
D) The National Book Award.
25. A)She is a relative of Morrison's.
B) She is a skilled storyteller.
C) She is a slave from Africa.
D) She is a black woman