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listening practice 1

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listening practice 1

    Listening Practice 1

    Part 1 Short dialogs and multiple choice questions

    Directions:Listen to the short dialogs, then choose the correct answers to the questions. You will hear the

    recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to choose the correct answers. Use the second

    playing to check your answers.

    1. A. David Brown B. Joe Brown C. Brown MacDonald D. David MacDonald 2. A. Frederiks. B. Fredericks. C. Joel. D. Joe.

    3. A. Kirstie. B. Kirste. C. Winters D. Winter

    4. A. Fraser. B. Frase. C. Josh. D. Cameron.

    5. A. Jane. B. Doe. C. John D. It is not mentioned in the dialog.

Part 2 Long dialogs and multiple choice questions

    Directions:Listen to the following recording, then choose the correct answers to the questions. You will hear the

    recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to choose the correct answers. Use the second

    playing to check your answers.

    Questions 6 to 10 are based on the same passage or dialog.

    6. What is the man's first name?

     A. Bob B. Tracy C. Ned D. Ben

    7. What is the woman's given name?

     A. Helen B. Tracy C. Ned D. Susan

    8. Where does the man work?

     A. He works at a hospital. B. He works at a school.

     C. He works at a company. D. He works at a factory.

    9. Where does the woman probably work?

     A. She probably works in a hospital. B. She probably works in a nursery.

     C. She probably works in a tourism company. D. She probably works in a bus company. 10. Why does the man say "That's really great"?

     A. He wants to be a nurse in future. B. He is a doctor and wants to marry a nurse.

     C. He does not know a nurse. D. A nurse once saved his life.

Part 3 Short passages and multiple choice questions

    Directions:Listen to the following recording, then choose the correct answers to the questions. You will hear the

    recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to choose the correct answers. Use the second

    playing to check your answers.

    Questions 11 to 15 are based on the same passage or dialog.

    11. Which of the following is true of the speaker's university life?

     A. The university is responsible for his life.

     B. His parents continue to be responsible for his life.

     C. He can make his own decisions.

     D. He and his classmates make decisions together.

    12. What was the speaker looking for his first day?

     A. An upperclassman he knew. B. The library.

     C. His classroom. D. His dorm.

    13. Why does the speaker feel comfortable in the dorm?

    A. There are many friendly people around. B. The dorm is new.

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     C. The dorm is conveniently located. D. The service there is good.

    14. What can we infer about the speaker?

     A. He is interested in the studies at the university.

     B. He likes a leisurely life.

     C. He prefers high school life to university life.

     D. With a high sense of responsibility, he wants to choose the courses he likes.

    15. What are the three favorable factors about the speaker's university life?

     A. Being on his own, studying with upperclassmen, and having four working days a week.

     B. Being on his own, being with friendly people, and having four working days a week.

     C. Having a sense of responsibility, being with friendly people, and having Fridays off.

     D. Having a sense of responsibility, living in a new dorm, and having Fridays off.

Part 4 Short passages and True/False questions

    Directions:Listen to the following recording, then mark the statements T (true) or F (false). You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to write the correct answers. Use the second playing to check your answers.

    Questions 16 to 20 are based on the same passage or dialog.

    16. Mexicans tend to be warmer than Americans. ;

    17. After the American lady who came back from Mexico and hugged her colleagues, they were excited to see her back. ;

    18. Europeans are as cold as Americans, according to the speaker. ;

    19. At first the young American manager wanted to talk about business immediately. ;

    20. The young American manager refuses to talk about personal problems all the time. ;

Part 5 Short dialogs and blank filling

    Directions:Listen to the following recording, then fill in the blanks with the missing words. You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time to write the missing words. Use the second playing to check your answers.

    Questions 21 to 26 are based on the same passage or dialog.

    M: Hi, I saw you in the registration office 21. . My name is Peter.

    W: It's nice to 22. you, Peter. My name is Katherine.

    M: Nice to see you, Katherine. What's your 23. ?

    W: Physics. What 24. you?

    M: I cannot believe it! I major 25. physics too.

    W: So, we're going to be in the same 26. .

Part 6 Short passages/dialogs and cloze

    Directions:Listen to the following recording, then fill in the blanks. You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time to write the missing words. Use the second playing to check your answers.

Questions 27 to 38 are based on the same passage or dialog.

     Asian people 27. in greeting, but their bows are 28. . People from Cambodia and Laos may bow with both 29. together in front of the 30. . In Japan, the 31. of the bow shows the 32. of respect for the other person. Koreans 33. bowing; if they shake hands, the 34. hand is supported by the 35. hand to show 36. . Thais bow with 37. together about chest-high. But the Chinese usually only 38. their heads.

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