Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each
conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and
the question 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 the Answer Sheet with a single
line through the center.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will start
at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5
hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it
with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) Get some change form Jane.
B) Use the woman’s phone.
C) Go look for a pay phone.
D) Pay for the phone call.
2. A) At a bookstore.
B) In a workshop.
C) At an art gallery.
D) In a department store.
3. A) She’s bought the man a pair of glasses today.
B) She will help the man to catch up.
C) She is worried about the man’s health.
D) She has bought the man an up-to-date map.
4. A) He is going to give a talk on fishing.
B) He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time.
C) He has the same hobby as Susan’s father.
D) He is eager to meet Susan’s parents.
5. A) He finds the presentation hard to follow.
B) He considers the presentation very dull.
C) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.
D) He speaks highly of the presentation.
6. A) High quality paper.
B) A typewriter.
C) A bookshelf.
D) Some stocks.
7. A) They go to the seaside.
B) They set off early.
C) They go sightseeing.
D) They wait for a fine day.
8. A) He was late for school on the first day.
B) He had a funny face.
C) He was the first person she met at school.
D) He liked to show off in class.
9. A) Her car can stand any crash.
B) Her car is not as good as his.
C) Her car is maintained as well as his.
D) Her car is kept in good condition.
10. A) She is too busy to go.
B) She doesn’t want to wait long.
C) She’s willing to go swimming.
D) She enjoys the wonderful weather.
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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) He was once a friend of the ruler.
B) He was a tax collector.
C) He was a government official.
D) He was once a school teacher in India.
12. A) To declare new ways of collecting tax.