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1 Test 1 PART I DICTATION [15 min] 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 seconds. The last r..

    Test 1

    PART I DICTATION [15 min]

    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 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work

    once more.

    Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.

    Now listen to the passage.

    THE BLIND ATTENDING UNIVERSITY

    PART 11 LISTENING COMPREHENSION[15 min]

    In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet. SECTION A CONVERSATIONS

    In this section you will hears several conversations. Listen to the conversations carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

    Questions 1 to 3 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the conversation.

    1. The man is looking for_____

    [A] a bookstore

    [B] the telephone company

    [C] a map o f the town

    [D] a shoe repair shop

    2. From the way she speaks to the man, the woman seems _______

    [A] to be in a hurry to leave

    [B] to be curious about him

    [C] to be happy to assist him

    [D] to be unfamiliar with the town

    3. What can best be said about the instructions given here?

    [A]They had to be repeated.

    [B]They were easy for the man to remember.

    [C]The woman made a mistake.

    [D] The woman took them from a book.

    Questions 4 to 7 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions .Now listen to the conversation.

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    4. What is the main topic of the conversation? [A] The development of the automobile. [B] Declining air quality.

    [C] The structure of nitrous oxides. [D] Air quality management.

    5. What steps could be taken to improve the air? [A] Reduce the amount of nitrogen. [B] Increase the release of oxygen.

    [C] Reduce nitrous oxide emissions. [D] Stop industrial activities.

    6. According to the woman, what causes most of the damage to the air?

    [A] Industrial sources. [B] Automobiles.

    [C] Nitrogen sources. [D] Natural activities.

    7. What is the most dangerous thing about nitrous oxides? [A] Stagnant air. [B] Damage to concrete.

    [C] Unfounded fears. [D] Potential carcinogenic effects.

Questions 8 to 10 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the conversation, you will

    be given

    15 seconds to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the conversation.

    8. This conversation is mainly about .

    [A] United States-Canadian agreement [B] Unlimited growth in population

    [C] Pollution in the Great Lakes [D] The limited supply of phosphates

    9. ______ has been the major problem in the Great Lakes in recent years.

    [A] Too many algae [B] Excessive recreational use

    [C] Lack of adequate rainfall [D] Too much evaporation

    10. The United States and Canada have agreed_____ in regard to the Great Lakes. Now li

    [A] to eliminate swimming entirely [B] to limit boating and fishing

    [C] to limit phosphates and detergents [D] to kill all algae

SECTION B PASSAGES

    In this section, you will hear several passages. Listen to the passages carefully and then answer

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the questions that follow.

    Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, yen will be

    given 15 seconds to answer tire questions.

    Now listen to the passage.

    11. The speaker’s Mend was ________.

    [A] a friend of the ruler [B] a tax collector

    [C] a government official [D] once a school teacher in India

    12. The real purpose of the ruler’s invitation was ______

    [A] to declare new ways of collecting tax SECI’I

    [B] to entertain those contributing much to the government

    [C] to collect money from the persons invited [D] to reward outstanding tax collectors

    13. Tax collectors _____

    [A] tried to collect more money than the ruler asked for [B] were given some silver and gold coins by the ruler [C] were excused from paying income tax

    [D] enjoyed being invited to dinner at the ruler’s palace

Questions 14 to 16 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be

    given 15 seconds to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the passage.

    14. The article would most likely be found in _____ [A] a children’s magazine

    [B] a sports magazine

    [C] a teen magazine

    [D] a family magazine

    15. _____ is NOT mentioned as a reward for volunteer activities. [A] Reference

    [B] Greater understanding of others

    [C] Great understanding of oneself

    [D] Opportunity to work in the community

    16. What is assumed in the article?

    [A] Parents can help youngsters find volunteer work. [B] Most youngsters can find suitable paid summer jobs. [C] City governments want teenagers to work for them in the summer.

    [D] Some teenagers want a summer job.

Questions 17 to 20 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be

    given 20 seconds to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the passage.

    17. ______ were reported by the weather station in Chicago. [A] Sunny skies

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[B] Cloudiness, but no rain

    [C] Light showers

    [D] Thunderstorms

    18. The temperature at Ann Arbor Airport was_____ degrees Fahrenheit.

    [A] 79

    [B] 75

    [C] 74

    [D] 73

    19. According to the weather report, the pollution index was _____ [A] very good

    [B] good

    [C] fair

    [D] poor

    20. The forecast indicated that the weather for the weekend would be ______

    [A] rainy and mild

    [B] rainy and cold

    [C] sunny and mild

    [D] cloudy and cold

SEC1ON C NEWS BROADCASE

    Questions 21 and 22 are based on the following news. At the end f the news item, you will be given

    10 seconds to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the news.

    21. Why did the Pentagon decide to close 33 military bases? [A] That is what the local people have expected. [B] That’s what the President has recommended.

    [C] To ensure a better livelihood of the local people. [D] To save the money and modernize the military. 22. Which of the following can we infer is more likely to oppose the decision?

    [A] Army men.

    [B] Base employees.

    [C] Government officials.

    [D] Military officers.

Questions 23 and 24 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be

    given 10 seconds

    to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the news.

    23. Which of the following is the rifling party? [A] The Bloc Quebecois.

    [B] The Conservative Party.

    [C] The liberal Party.

    [D] The New Democrat.

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24. When will the Parliament vote on the government budget?

    [A] Next Thursday.

    [B] Next Friday.

    [C]Junel5.

    [D]June27.

Questions 25 and 26 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be

    given 10 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.

    25. When did the violence start? [A] Days ago.

    [B] On Thursday.

    [C] On Friday.

    [D] On Saturday.

    26. What was the government’s attitude towards the demonstration? [A] To approve of it.

    [B] To let it be.

    [C] To head off it.

    [D] To crack it down.

Questions 27 and 28 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be

    given 10 seconds

    to answer the questions.

    Now listen to the news.

    27. What’s the US troop casualty?

    [A]9.

    [B]40.

    [C] 49.

    [D] 125.

    28. From the report, we can infer that Fallujah used to be_____ .

    [A] one of US military bases

    [B] near the Syrian border .

    [C] an insurgent haven

    [D] the home of Abu Musab a1-Zarqawi

Questions 29 and 30 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be

    given 10 seconds to answer the questions. 29. Jamaile Morally was accused of all EXCEPT _______

    [A] illegal possession of a gun

    [B] attempted kidnap

    [C] attempted murder

    [D] attempted rape

    30. When did the assault happen?

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[A] May 6

    [B] May 7

    [C] May 16

    [D] May 19

    PART III CLOZE

    Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the

    corresponding blanks. Mark the best choice for each blank on your answer sheet.

     More than forty thousand readers told us what they looked for in close friendships, what they

    expected 31 friends, what they were willing to give in 32 , and how satisfied

    they were 33 the quality of their friendships. The 34 give little comfort to

    social critics.

     Friendship 35 to be a unique form of 36 6 bonding. Unlike marriage or the ties that 37 parents and children, it is not defined or regulated by 38 . Unlike

    other social roles that we are expected to 39 as citizens, employees, members of professional societies and 40 organizationsit has its own principle, which is to promote 41 of warmth, trust, love, and affection 42 two people.

     The survey on friendship appeared in the March 43 of Psychology Today. The

    findings 44 that issues of trust and betrayal are 45 to friendship. They also

    suggest that our readers do not 46 for Mends only among those who are 47 like

    them, but find many 48 differ in race, religion, and ethnic background. Arguably the most important 49 that emerges from the data, 50 , is not something that we foundbut what we did not.

    31. [A] on [B] of [C] to [D] for

    32. [A] addition [B] reply [C] turn [D] return

    33. [A] about [B] of [C] with [D] by

    34. [A] results [B] effects [C] expectations [D] by 35. [A] feels [B] leads [C] sounds [D] appears

    36. [A] human [B] mankind [C] individual [D] civil 37. [A] bind [B] attach [C] control [D] attract 38. [A] discipline [B] law [C] rule [D] regulation 39. [A] keep [B] do [C] show [D] play

    40. [A] all [B] any [C] other [D] those

    41. [A] friendship [B] interests [C] feelings [D]impressions

    42. [A] between [B] on [C] in [D] for 43. [A] print [B] issue [C] publication [D] copy

    44. [A] secure [B] assure [C] confirm [D] resolve

    45. [A] neutral [B] main [C] nuclear [D] central

    46. [A] ask [B] call [C] appeal [D] look

    47. [A] most [B] more [C] least [D] less 48. [A] people [B] who [C]what [D] friends 49. [A] conclusion [B] summary [C] decision [D] claim 50. [A] moreover [B] however [C] still [D] yet

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PART 1V GRAMMAR & VOCABULARY [15 min]

    There are thirty sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words or phrases

    marked

    [A], [B], [C] and [D]. Choose one word or phrase that best completes the sentence.

    Mark your answers on your answer sheet.

    51. There has been a great increase in retail sales, _____? [A] does there

    [B] isn’t there

    [C]hasn’t there

    [D]isn’t it

    52. Although a teenager, Fred could resist ______ what to do and what not to do.

    [A] being told

    [B] telling

    [C] to be told

    [D] to tell

    53. In fact, Peter would rather have left for San Francisco than_____ at New York.

    [A]to stay

    [B] stayed

    [C] staying

    [D] having stayed

    54. How is it ______ your roommate’s request and yours are identical? [A] if

    [B] so

    [C] what

    [D]that

    55. What a lovely party! It’s worth _______ all my life.

    [A] remembering

    [B] to remember

    [C] to be remembered

    [D] being remembered

    56. Who would you rather ______ with you, George or me? [A] going

    [B] to go

    [C] have gone

    [D] went

    57. The owner and editor of the newspaper ______ the conference. [A] were attending

    [B] were to attend

    [C] is to attend

    [D] are to attend

    58. We left the meeting, there obviously_____ no point in staying. [A] were

    [B] being

    [C] to be

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[D] having

    59. These people once had fame and fortune; now_____ is left to them is utter poverty.

    [A] all that

    [B] all what

    [C] a]l which

    [D] that tall

    60. The residents, _____ had been damaged by the ore, were given help by the Red Cross.

    [A] all of their homes

    [B] all their homes

    [C] whose all homes

    [D] all of whose homes

    61. Investigators agreed that passengers on the airliner ______ at the very moment of the crash.

    [A] should have died

    [B] must be dying

    [C] must have died

    [D] ought to die

    62. _____ their work will give us a much better feel for the wide differences between the two

    schools of thought.

    [A] To have reviewed

    [B] Having reviewed

    [C] Reviewing

    [D] Being reviewed

    63. By the time you get to New York, I ______ for London.

    [A] would be leaving

    [B] am leaving

    [C] have already left

    [D] shall have left

    64. The article suggests that when a person_____ under unusual stress he should be especially

    careful to

    have a well-balanced diet.

    [A] is

    [B] were

    [C] be

    [D]was

    65. Sometimes children have trouble ______ fact from fiction and may believe that such things

    actually ex1st.

    [A] to separate

    [B] separating

    [C] for separating

    [D] of separating

    66. How much of your country’s electrical supply is _____ from water power? [A] deduced

    [B] derived

    [C] detached

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[D] declined

    67. The glass vessels should be handled most carefully since they are ______ [A] crisp

    [B] intricate

    [C] subtle

    [D] fragile

    68. He blew out the candle and ______ his way to the door. [A] converged

    [B] wrenched

    [C] groped

    [D] strove

    69. I have had my eyes tested and the report says that ray_____ is perfect. [A] vision

    [B] horizon

    [C] outlook

    [D] perspective

    70. The music aroused an ______ feeling of homesickness in him. [A] intrinsic

    [B] intentional

    [C] intermittent

    [D] intense

    71. This new laser printer is _____ with all the leading software. [A] competitive

    [B] cooperative

    [C] compatible

    [D] comparable

    72. Many types of rock are _______ from volcanoes as solid, fragmentary material.

    [A] ejected

    [B] injected

    [C] propelled

    [D] flung

    73. The person who ______ this type of approach for doing research deserves our praise.

    [A] generated

    [B] originated

    [C] speculated

    [D] manufactured

    74. More than 85 percent of French Canada’s population speal_______ to the Roman Catholic faith.

    [A] ascribes

    [B] subscribes

    [C] adheres

    [D] caters

    75. In order to prevent stress from being set up in the metal, expansion joints are fitted which

    _____ the stress by allowing the pipe to expand or contract freely.

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[A] reclaim

    [B] reconcile

    [C]rectify

    [D] relieve

    76. Hill slopes are cleared of forests to make way for crops, but this only_____ the crisis. [A] precedes

    [B] prevails

    [C] ascends

    [D] accelerates

    77. He was looking admiringly at the photograph published by Collins in_____ with the Imperial Museum.

    [A] combination

    [B] collaboration

    [C] connection

    [D] collection

    78. The 1986 Challenger space shuttle _______ was caused by unusually low temperatures immediately before the launch.

    [A] dismay

    [B] disaster

    [C] expedition

    [D] controversy

    79. I bought an alarm clock with a[n] _____ dial, which can be seen dearly in the dark. [A] audible

    [B] amplified

    [C] supersonic

    [D] luminous

    80. With prices_____ so much, it is difficult for the school to plan a budget. [A] vibrating

    [B] swinging

    [C] fluctuating

    [D] fluttering

PART V READING COMPREHENSION [25 min]

    In this section there are several reading passages followed by twenty questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked [A], [B], [C] and [D]. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.

    Make your answers on your answer sheet.

TEXTA

     Scratchy throats, stuffy noses and body aches all spell misery, but being able to tell if the cause is a cold or flu may make a difference in how long the misery lasts.

     The American Lung Association [ALA] has issued new guidelines on combating colds and the flu, and one of the keys is being able to quickly tell the two apart. That’s because the

    prescription drugs available for the flu need to be taken soon after the illness sets in. As for colds,

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