TEM-4 Test 17
PART I WRITING [45 min.]
SECTION A COMPOSITION [35 min.]
Direction: Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words of the following topic: In order to be successful in your dealing with people or in doing business, you must use the right approach. You are to suggest one way to do this. ROUTE TO SUCCESS .
You are to write in three paragraphs.
In the first paragraph, state what your suggested way is.
In the second paragraph, state one or two advantages of your suggestion. In the last paragraph, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion. Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy. Failure to follow the instruction may result in a loss of marks.
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING [l0 min.]
Direction: Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
You, Li Ying, have been told that your friend, Liu Ling was injured in an accident. Write a note to her showing your sympathy and telling her that you are going to see her this weekend. Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriacy.
PART II DICTATION [15 min.]
Direction: Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 to 20 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will be then given 2 minutes to check through your work once more. Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
PART III LISTENING COMPREHENSION [20 min.]
Direction: In section A, B and C you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct response for each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A STATEMENT
Direction: In this section you will hear eight statements. At the end of the statement
you will be given 10 seconds to answer each of the following eight questions.
1. According to the speaker, Lena ______ A. likes being a librarian.
B. doesn't like children.
C. wants to change her career.
D. has trouble with library work.
2. What do we know about Jack?
A. His favorite sport is skiing.
B. He is a good swimmer.
C. He really doesn't care about skiing. D. He prefers swimming.
3. What does the speaker imply?
A. They didn't want to go sailing. B. It was too windy.
C. They didn't think the weather was right. D. They planned another activity.
4. According to the statement, ______ A. Alice doesn't try.
B. Alice works very hard but she can't seem to do the work.
C. Alice is a promising student.
D. Alice doesn't like school.
5. What does I. O. U mean?
A. It means he owes me money.
B. It means I don't intend to pay him anything. C. It means he should let me know if he's coming to my party.
D. It means I owe him something.
6. What do we know about Peter?
A. He couldn't make up his mind.
B. He was told that a law course would be best for him.
C. He didn't want to be a doctor.
D. He wasn't interested in studying law.
7. According to the statement, ______
A. Sue attended six times.
B. Sue attended eight times.
C. Sue attended four times.
D. Sue attended ten times.
8. What does the statement mean?
A. In six months they had '150.
B. In one year they had ' 250.
C. In nine months they had ' 300.
D. In three months they had ' 90.
SECTION B CONVERSATION
Direction: In this section, you will hear nine short conversations between two
speakers. At the end of each conversation you will be given 10 seconds to answer
each of the following nine questions.
9. Where would the woman find the food the man has requested?
A. At a bakery.
B. At a candy store.
C. At a hamburger stand.
D. At a department store.
10. What does the woman plan to do?
A. Go to a park.
B. Use a gymnasium.
C. Go jogging.
D. Go hiking.
11. What does the man say about his trips to the office?
A. They are always slow due to heavy traffic. B. Sometimes he can make it in a short time. C. It is about 15 miles.
D. The road is not very good.
12. For what kind of company does Mr. Jones work? A. An insurance company.
B. A used car company.
C. A newspaper company.
D. A bank.
13. How much does the man need to borrow to buy the pen and pencil set?
14. What do we learn about the children's ages? A. The twins are four.
B. Jamie is three.
C. The baby is two.
D. The twins are five.
15. What choices does the man have? A. Wednesday morning is available. B. Friday morning is available.
C. Thursday morning is available. D. Tuesday morning is available.
16. What sort of dog does the woman want? A. Large.
C. Good disposition.
D. Good with children.
17. What had the woman assumed?
A. They had received a broken computer. B. She knew how to repair the computer. C. The computer couldn't be fixed. D. They'd have to buy another one.
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
Questions 18 and 19 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item,
you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
18. Where did the meeting between Clinton and Arafat take place?
A. In Jerusalem.
B. In Palestine.
C. In Washington.
D. In Middle East.
19. When is the deadline of the peace talk? A. On Tuesday.
B. On Thursday.
C. On May 4.
D. In May 1994.
Questions 20 and 21 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item,
you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
20. The news item reported a ______
A. train crash.
B. train derailment.
C. traffic accident.
D. lorry crash.
21. How many passengers exceeded the capacity of the train? A. 345.
Questions 22 and 23 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item,
you'll be given 20 seconds to answer the questions.
22. According to the news, how many bombers took off from Britain?
23. Which is not true about Javier Solana? A. He is the Secretary-General of NATO.
B. He is in charge of NATO force.
C. He issued an order for air attack on Yugoslavia. D. He called on his people to defend their country.
Question 24 is based on the following news. You will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
24. What is the main idea of the news?
A. Muslim guerrilla units attacked military patrols on Thursday.
B. The two-week offensive against Muslim extremists in the southern island of Basilan has been stopped to allow relief operations to be carried out. C. Four soldiers were injured during the attack on Thursday.
D. 3,000 people have sought refuge from the fighting in government shelters.
Question 25 is based on the following news. You will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.
25. The three men were rearrested because ______
A. they were involved in the suicide bombing in 1996.
B. they had been in detention for three years without trial.
C. Israel protested that the release violated peace agreement.
D. the release was against human rights.
PART IV CLOZE [l5 min.]
Direction: Decide which of the choices given below would correctly complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the correct choice for each blank on your answer sheet.
The process of perceiving others is rarely translated (to ourselves or others) into cold, objective terms. "She was 5 feet 8 inches tall, had fair hair, and wore a colored skirt." More often, we try to get (26)______ the other person to pinpoint his or her attitudes, emotions, motivations, abilities, ideas, and characters. (27)______, we sometimes behave as if we can accomplish this difficult job very quickly -- perhaps with a two-second (28)______.
We try to obtain information about others inmate ways. Berger suggests several methods for reducing (29)______ about others: watching without being noticed a person inter-acting with others, particularly with others who are known to you so you can compare the (30)______ person's behavior with the known others' behavior, observing a person in a situation (31)______ social behavior is relatively unrestrained or where a wide (32)______ of behavioral responses are called for deliberately structuring the physical or social environment (33)______ observe the person's responses to specific stimuli, asking people who (34)______ frequent contact with the person about him or her, and using various strategies in (35)______ interaction to uncover information about another person questions, self-disclosures, and so on.
Getting to know someone is a never-ending task, (36)______ because people are constantly changing and the methods we use to obtain information are often imprecise. You (37)______ someone for ten years and still know very little about him. If we accept the idea that we won't ever fully know another person, it enables us to deal more (38)______ with those things that get in the way of accurate knowledge such as secrets and deceptions. It will also keep us from being too surprised or shocked by (39)______ inconsistent behavior. Ironically, those things that keep us from knowing another person too well (e.g. secrets and deceptions) may be (40)______ to the development of a satisfying relationship as those things that enable us to obtain accurate knowledge about a person (e.g. disclosures and truthful statements).
D. close to
A. On the contrary
B. On the other hand
A. so that we
B. so as to
C. so as not to D. consequently
A. have or had
B. are having or had C. have had or have D. are having or have had
A. face-to-face B. eye-in-eye
C. person-to-person D. day-by-day
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A. may know
B. might know
C. have known
D. may have known
A. just as important
B. equally important
C. not so important
D. less important
PART V GRAMMAR and VOCABULARY [l5 min.]
Direction: There are twenty-five sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence
there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word or phrases
that correctly completes the sentence. Mark your answers on your answer sheet.
41. They ______ to enter the building by the back door; however, the front door was
A. weren't supposed
B. were supposed
C. wouldn't be supposed
D. would be supposed
42. Come what ______, we're not going to make any concession to his unreasonable
43.______, electrons are still smaller. A. As atoms small are
B. As atoms smaller as
C. Small as atoms are
D. Smaller atoms as are
44. Many people who are underpaid are frightened to complain in case ______
A. they would be accused as
B. of being accused
C. they are accused of being
D. of their being accused
45.______ increases every year as natural habitats disappear.
A. The amount of endangered species B. The quantity of endangering species C. The number of endangered species D. The majority of endangering species
46. The manager of the hotel requested that their guests ______ after 11:00 p. m.
A. won't play music loudly
B. don't play loud music
C. not play music loudly
D. didn't play music loudly
47.______ have I stood there waiting for a bus.
A. Much time
B. Many a time
C. Many time
D. Much a time
48. I want to leave this ______ and talk about something else.
A. at the moment
B. for the moment