Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the following topic. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
题目一：Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit your campus, what is the most interesting place you would like to take him/her to see and why?
题目二：Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit your hometown, what is the most interesting place you would like to take him/her to see and why?
题目三：Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit China, what is the most interesting place you would like to take him/her to see and why?
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. See a doctor about her strained shoulder
B.Use a ladder to help her reach the tea.
C.Replace the cupboard with a new one.
D.Place the tea on a lower shelf next time.
1. W: I can’t seem to reach the tea at the back of the cupboard。
M: Oh… Why don’t you use the ladder? You might strain your shoulder。
Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
2. A. At Mary Johnson’s B. In an exhibition hall
C. At a painter’s studio. D. Outside an art gallery.
2. W: Since it’s raining so hard, let’s go and see the new exhibits。
M: That’s a good idea. Mary Johnson is one of my favorite painters。
Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?
3. A. The teacher evaluated lacks teaching experience.
B. She does not quite agree with what the man said.
C. The man had better talk with the students himself.
D. New students usually cannot offer a fair evaluation.
3. M: I hear the students gave the new teacher an unfair evaluation。
W: It depends on which student you are talking about。
Q: What does the woman imply?
4. A. He helped Doris build up the furniture.
B. Doris helped him arrange the furniture.
C. Doris fixed up some of the bookshelves.
D. He was good at assembling bookshelves.
4. W: It must have taken you a long time to fix up all these book shelves。
M: It wasn’t too bad. I got Doris to do some of them。
Q: What does the man mean?
5. A. He doesn’t get on with the others.
B. He doesn’t feel at ease in the firm.
C. He has been taken for a fool.
D. He has found a better position.
5. W: Rod, I hear you’ll be leaving at the end of this month. Is it true?
M: Yeah. I’ve been offered a much better position with another firm. I’d be a fool to turn it down。
Q: Why is the man quitting his job?
6. A. They should finish the work as soon as possible.
B. He will continue to work in the garden himself.
C. He is tired of doing gardening on weekends.
D. They can hire a gardener to do the work.
6. W: I honestly don’t want to continue the gardening tomorrow, Tony?
M: Neither do I. But I think we should get it over with this weekend。
Q: What does the man mean?
7. A. The man has to get rid of the used furniture.
B. The man’s apartment is ready for rent.
C. The furniture is covered with lots of dust.
D. The furniture the man bought is inexpensive.
7. W: You’ve already furnished your apartment?
M: I found some used furniture that was dirt cheap。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
8. A. The man will give the mechanic a call.
B. The woman is waiting for a call.
C. The woman is doing some repairs.
D. The man knows the mechanic very well.
8. W: Has the mechanic called the bus repairers?
M: Not yet .I’ll let you know when he calls。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
9. A. She had a job interview to attend.
B. She was busy finishing her project.
C. She had to attend an important meeting.
D. She was in the middle of writing an essay.
Question: 9. Why couldn’t the woman’s roommate attend the Shakespearean English class that afternoon?
W: Nothing, it’s just that she submitted a job application yesterday and the company asked her in for an interview today. She’s afraid she won’t be able to attend your class this afternoon though. I’m calling to see whether it would be OK if I gave you her essay. Janet said it’s due today。
10. A. Accompany her roommate to the classroom.
B. Hand in her roommate’s application form.
C. Submit her roommate’s assignment.
D. Help her roommate with her report.
Question: 10. What favor is the woman going to do for her roommate?
11. A. Where Dr. Ellis’s office is located.
B. When Dr. Ellis leaves his office.
C. Directions to the classroom building.
D. Dr. Ellis’s schedule for the afternoon.
Question: 11. What does the woman want to know at the end of the conversation?
W: Fine, please tell her I’ll be there at 4:00. And Dr. Ellis, one more thing, could you tell me where your office is? Janet told me where your class is, but she didn’t give me directions to your office。
12. A. He find it rather stressful.
B. He is thinking of quitting it.
C. He can handle it quite well.
D. He has to work extra hours.
Question: 12. What does the man say about his job?
M: Not bad, Jane. I’m involved in several projects and it’s a long working day. But I’m used to that so it doesn’t bother me too much。
13. A. The 6:00 one B. The 6:30 one. C. The 7:00 one D. The 7:30 one
Question: 13. Which train does the man take to work every day?
M: It was terrible at first, especially getting up before dawn to catch that 6:30 train. But it’s bearable now that I’ m used to it。
14. A. It is an awful waste of time.
B. He finds it rather unbearable.
C. The time on the train is enjoyable.
D. It is something difficult to get used to.
Question: 14. How does the man feel about commuting to work every day now?
W: Don’t you think it’s an awful waste of time? I couldn’t bear to spend three hours sitting in a train every day。
M: I used to feel the same as you. But now I quite enjoy it。
15. A. Reading newspaper.
B. Chatting with friends.
C. Listening to the daily news.
D. Planning the day’s work.
Question: 15. How does the man spend his time on the morning train?
W: How do you pass the time? Do you bring some work with you to do on the train?
M: Ah, that’s a good question. In the morning, I just sit in comfort and read the papers to catch up with the news. On the way home at night, I relax with a good book or chat with friends or even have a game of bridge。
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.