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    博思(BULATS)考生手册

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    ? Listening section

    The recordings for Part 1 and Part 4 of the Listening section are played twice.

    The recordings for Part 2 and Part 3 of the Listening section are only played once.

    Listening Part 1 Understanding short extracts (10 questions) You listen to some short recordings (about 20 seconds long) and try to understand

    what they are talking about, or who is talking or what they are trying to say in each

    one.

Example: You look at this on the question paper.

Part One

    Questions 110

? You will hear 10 short conversations.

    ? For questions 110, circle one letter A, B or C for the correct answer. ? You will hear each conversation twice.

    1 Which is the gate number for the flight to Bangkok?

A B

C

Then you listen to this.

Instructions Question 1. Which is the gate number for the flight to Bangkok?

Announcement: Attention all passengers waiting at Gate 17 for flight BA203 to

    Bangkok. Please proceed immediately to Gate 12 where your plane

    will be boarding shortly.

The correct answer is B.

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册

    Listening Part 2 Taking down messages, notes, etc. (12 questions)

You listen to three phone conversations. For each one, you have a form or message to

    complete, using the information you hear in the conversation. You hear each

    conversation only once.

Example: You look at this on the question paper.

Conversation One

    Questions 1114

? Look at the form below.

    ? You will hear a man calling to place an order

    ORDER FORM

    Customer Details

    Name: Ken

    (11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    . . . . . . . . .

    Company: Greenlight Communications, 201 Hall Road, Manchester Tel: 064 313988 Fax:

    (12) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Order Details

    Item:

    (13) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    Quantity/Amount:

    (14) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    . .

Then you listen to this.

    Instructions: Conversation One, questions 11 to 14.

    Look at the form below. You will hear a man calling to place an order.

Man: I’d like to make an order please.

    Woman: Certainly, sir. Could you give me your name, please? Man: Yes, it’s Ken Saunders.

    Woman: How do you spell Saunders, please?

    Man: S-A-U-N-D-E-R-S. Saunders.

    Woman: And the name of your company is ...?

    Man: Greenlight Communications, 201 Hall Road, Manchester.

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Woman: What was the name of the road again?

    Man: Hall, H-A-L-L.

    Woman: And could I take a telephone number and fax number?

    Man: Telephone 064 313 988, fax 064 318 006.

    Woman: Thank you very much. Now can I take your order?

    Man: It’s for some computer desks. They’re model 00519 in your catalogue. Woman: And how many did you want to order?

    Man: Six

    Woman: Right. The computer desks are ?800 each, so that will be a total of

    ?4,800 for six, plus ?50 transportation charges. That makes a total of

    ?4,850. As soon as we receive your cheque or bank draft, we’ll despatch

    them to you. Delivery usually takes between 2 and 3 weeks. Man: Good. I’ll post it to you today.

The correct answers are: 11 Saunders [exact spelling required]

    12 064 318 006

    13 computer desk(s)

    14 6

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Listening Part 3 Understanding short extracts (10 questions)

You listen to some short recordings (about 20 seconds long) and try to understand

    what they are talking about, or who is talking or what they are trying to say in each

    one.

Example: You look at this on the question paper.

    ? You will hear five people answer the question ‘What do you like about your work? ? As you listen to each one, decide what the person likes.

    ? Choose your answer from the list A to I and write the correct letter in the space provided.

    ? You will hear the five pieces once only.

    A meeting lots of people Example: ................. I ...................

    B good salary

    C working on your own

     23 Person 1 ..................................

    D variety

     24 Person 2 ..................................

    E company has good reputation

     25 Person 3 ..................................

    F good office canteen

     26 Person 4 ..................................

    G developing useful skills

     27 Person 5 ..................................

    H near home

    I foreign travel

Then you listen to this.

Instructions: Question 23. Person 1.

    Woman: What do I like about it? Well I suppose it’s interesting when I get

    in in the morning, I never know what’s going to happen. One day

    I’ll be going to five different meetings the next day I’ll be working

    by myself the whole day writing a report or something.

The correct answer is D.

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Listening Part 4 Understanding a longer recording (18 questions)

You listen to three longer conversations or presentations and you have to answer

    detailed questions about what the people are saying.

Example: You look at this on the question paper.

? You will hear a talk given by a representative of the Health and Safety Executive.

    The talk is about health problems for people working with computers and their

    visual display units (VDUs).

    ? For questions 3338, circle one letter A, B or C for the correct answer. ? You will hear the talk twice.

33 The speaker says VDUs may be

    A better than manual typewriters.

    B unsafe for new computer users.

    C the cause of some health problems.

Then you listen to this.

Man: Good afternoon, I’ve been invited to talk to you about some of the health

    hazards which modern office workers face. At the end of the talk you’ll have

    the opportunity to ask questions about anything I say.

    Today, Visual Display Units or VDUs have all but replaced the typewriter

    and are standard equipment in almost every office. But how safe are they? As

    more and more people begin using them, there is a degree of controversy

    about their effects on health. There are some operators who report

    experiencing a number of symptoms from relatively minor complaints like

    headaches and itching skin to more serious back and shoulder problems.

The correct answer is C.

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 ? Reading and Language Knowledge section

    Reading Part 1, Section 1 Understanding notices and short extracts (7 questions)

You read some common notices or extracts from letters, forms, adverts, lea.ets, etc.

    You answer one question about each one.

Example:

     . . . See enclosed brochure for details and levels of compensation.

A You should write to us for details about compensation.

    B Details about compensation are given in a separate document. C You will find more information on compensation on the next page.

The correct answer is B.

Reading Part 1, Section 2 Sentences with a gap (6 questions)

Each sentence must be completed using only one of the four choices available.

Example:

    ? Choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence. ? For questions 5863, mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.

    58 My job frequently involves having to work ……………….. intense pressure.

    A below

    B under

    C beneath

    D underneath

    59 This type of decision has to be made at board ………………...

    A layer

    B rank

    C grade

    D level

The correct answers are: 58 B, 59 D

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Reading Part 1, Section 3 Longer text with multiple choice questions (6 questions)

The questions test your general understanding of the text and your ability to find

    speci.c information.

Example:

? Read the article below about women who run their own business and answer

    questions 6469 on the opposite page.

    ? For questions 6469, mark one letter A, B or C on your Answer Sheet.

    Women running their own business

According to recent research, a third of new companies set up in Britain are run by

    women. Typical examples are Lisa Simons, who started up her own highly successful

    clothing shops in London with a loan of ?15,000 from her bank, and Kate Rogers, who set up Cellar Cafés five years ago and sold out to a major restaurant chain this

    month, at a profit of ?3 million.

There are many other examples. Surprise, a mail order company selling unusual gifts,

    had a turnover of $4 million last year. The company was started by Claire Fuller five

    years ago in a garage, but later moved into premises in the centre of Coventry. Similarly, Nina Taylor started her company, NC Books, in an old warehouse in

    Bristol. A lawyer by training, she had no previous experience of the retail trade but

    believes that this worked to her advantage. ‘Having no knowledge of the book trade,’ she says, ‘allowed me to bring fresh ideas into the business.’

64 One-third of new British businesses

    A consist of chain companies.

    B are owned or managed by women.

    C operate within the food sector.

    65 What does the second paragraph tell us about the company called Surprise?

    A The company delivers its products by post.

    B The company has made a profit every year.

    C The company operates from a garage.

The correct answers are: 64 B, 65 A

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册

    Reading Part 1, Section 4 Filling gaps in a text (5 questions)

This section tests your grammatical knowledge of English. Candidates must decide

    what part of speech is needed and in which form to complete the text.

Example:

? For questions 7074, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each

    space.

    ? Write only one word in each space on your Answer Sheet.

Example:

    He is very interested ……….………. computers.

Answer: 0 in ? ?

    Maria’s Beauty Boutiques Maria Wilson is the now famous Managing Director of Beauty Boutique

    International plc, one of ……… (70) …… world’s beauty product chains. The

    daughter of Spanish immigrants, she ...……. (71) ….… born and educated in

    Britain.

    She opened her first Beauty Boutique in 1976 and it was ......... (72) ......... popular that she opened five more shops in 3 years. .......... (73) .......... then business has developed at an amazing rate, and the chain of Beauty Boutiques .......... (74) .......... now expanding all over the world.

The correct answers are: 70 the, 71 was, 72 so, 73 Since, 74 are

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Reading Part 2, Section 1 Finding information in short texts (7 questions)

You read four short texts, such as adverts, product descriptions, etc. Then you match

    different sentences with each of those texts.

Example:

    ? Read these sentences and the job advertisements on the next page. ? Which job does each sentence 7581 refer to?

    ? For each sentence, mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.

    75 You need to have experience of working with newspapers.

76 You have to be able to use a computer.

B

    Executive Director

    The Women’s Environment Network (WEN) is looking for a highly

    motivated, inspiring woman to lead one of Britain’s most successful

    environmental campaigning and information organisations.

    Experience required includes management and organisational skills, media,

    writing and editing experience and a knowledge of the environment and/or

    women’s movement. You will need to run campaigns and motivate a team of

    about 30 volunteers and paid staff.

C

    WANTED

    Experienced International Salesperson

    representing leading travel company to companies and multinationals in the

    UK. Applicants are expected to be able to display word-processing skills and

    familiarity with database software. Basic salary, excellent commission and

    company car. We have a full-scale London office.

The correct answers are: 75 B, 76 C

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    博思(BULATS)考生手册 Reading Part 2, Section 2 Filling gaps in a text (5 questions)

    This section tests your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. You have a text

    with .ve words missing.

    You are given a choice of four words for each gap and you have to choose the best

    one.

Example:

? Read this letter about buying a computer.

    ? Choose the best word to fill each space from the words below.

    ? For each question 8286, mark one letter A, B, C or D on your Answer Sheet.

    1 April Dear Mr White

Re: Supply of XR6 Workstations

I have pleasure in confirming our ability to meet your requirements for the Silicon

    Graphics workstation. In view of your special needs, I suggest that you place your order for the agreed equipment as soon as possible. The ........(82)........time for hardware for example is 6 weeks from receipt of order to ........(83)........ . Thus, an order placed with us tomorrow will ........(84)........ delivery to your site by the week commencing Monday, 15th May. All orders must be accompanied by

    a ........(85)........ of 20% of the total amount shown on the attached ........(86)........ .

Yours sincerely

Vincent Law

    Sales Manager

    82 A delivery B arrival C transport D postage 83 A institution B initiation C introduction D installation 84 A compel B ensure C promise D maintain 85 A portion B cost C deposit D discount 86 A cheque B quotation C charge D demand

The correct answers are: 82 A, 83 D, 84 B, 85C, 86B

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