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Listening practice 1 (2009/01)

    Section A

    1. A)He is quite easy to recognize

     B)he is an outstanding speaker

     C)he looks like a movie star

     D)he looks young for his age

    2. A)consult her dancing teacher

     B)take a more interesting class

    C)continue her dancing class

     D)improve her dancing skills

    3. A)the man did not believe what the woman said

     B)the man accompanied the woman to the hospital

     C)the woman may be suffering from repetitive strain injury

     D)the woman may not followed the doctor’s instructions

    4. A)they are not in style any more

     B)they have cost him far too much

     C)they no longer suit his eyesight

     D)they should be cleaned regularly

    5. A)he spilled his drink onto the floor

     B)he has just finished wiping the floor

     C)he was caught in a shower on his way home

     D)he rushed out of the bath to answer the phone

6. A)fixing some furniture

     B)repairing the toy train

     C)reading the instructions

     D)assembling the bookcase

     7. A)urge Jenny to spend more time on study

     B)help Jenny to prepare for the coming exams

    C)act towards Jenny in a more sensible way

     D)send Jenny to a volleyball training center

    8. A)The building of the dam needs a large budget

     B)the proposed site is near the residential area

     C)the local people feel insecure about the dam

     D)the dam poses a threat to the local environment Question9 to11 are based on the conversation you have just heard 9 A. It saw the end of its booming years worldwide

     B. Its production and sales reached record levels.

     C. It became popular in some foreign countries

     D. Its domestic market started to shrink rapidly. 10. A. They cost less. C. They were in fashion.

     B. They tasted better. D. They were widely advertised. 11. A. It is sure to fluctuate . C. It will remain basically stable.

     B. It is bound to revive. D. It will see no more monopoly 12. A. Organising protests C. Acting as its spokesman.

     B. Recruiting members D. Saving endangered animals.

    13. A. Anti-animal-abuse demonstrations B. Anti-nuclear campaigns

     C. Surveying the Atlantic Ocean floor D. Removing industrial waste. 14. A. By harassing them. C. By taking legal action.

     B. By appealing to the public D. By resorting to force. 15. A. Doubtful C. Indifferent .

     B. Reserved D. Supportive

    16. A, The air becomes still. C. The clouds block the sun.

     B. The air pressure is low. D. The sky appears brighter. 17. A. Ancient people were better at foretelling the weather.

     B. Sailors’saying about the weather are unreliable.

     C. People knew long ago how to predict the weather.

     D. It was easier to forecast the weather in the old days. 18 A. Weather forecast is getting more accurate today.

     B. People can predict the weather by their senses

     C. Who are the real experts in weather forecast .

     D. Weather changes affect people’s life remarkably

    19. A. They often feel insecure about their jobs.

     B. They are unable to decide what to do first.

     C. They are feel burdened with numerous tasks every day.

     D They feel burdened with numerous tasks every day 20 A. Analyze them rationally. C. Turn to others for help.

     B. Draw a detailed to-do list. D. Handle them one by one.

21. A. They have accomplished little.

     B. They feel utterly exhausted.

    C. They have worked out a way to relax.

    D. They no longer feel any sense of guilt.

    22. A. Their performance may improve.

     B. Their immune system may be reinforced

     C. Their blood pressure may rise all of a sudden.

     D. Their physical development may be enhanced. 23. A. Improved mental functioning

    B. Increased susceptibility to disease

    C. Speeding up of blood circulation

    D. Reduction of stress-related hormones

    24. A. Pretend to be in better shape.

    B. Have more physical exercise .

    C. Turn more often to friends for help

    D. Pay more attention to bodily sensations. 25. A. Different approaches to coping with stress.

     B. Various causes for serious health problems.

     C. The relationship between stress and illness. D. New finding of medical research on stress. One of the most common images of advanced western-style culture is that of a busy

    traffic-filled city. Since their first (26) on American roadways, automobiles have become a (27) of progress, a source of thousands of jobs and almost an

    inalienable right for citizens’ personal freedom of movement. In recent decades, our love affair with the car is being (28) directly to the developing world and it is increasingly (29) that this transfer is leading to disaster.

    America’s almost complete dependence on automobiles has been a terrible mistake. As late as the 1950s, a large (30) of the American public used mass transit. A

    (31) of public policy decisions and corporate scheming saw to it that countless (32) and efficient urban streetcar and intra-city rail systems were dismantled. Our air quality now (33) the effects of the pollutants emitted directly from our cars. Our lives have been planned along a road grid--homes far from work, shopping far from everything, with ugly stretches of concrete and blacktop in between. Developing countries are copying western-style transportation systems down to the last detail. The problems caused by motorized vehicles in the west are often (34) in developing nations. Pollution-control measures are either not strict or non-existent, leading to choking clouds of smog. Gasoline still contains lead, which is extremely poisonous to humans. Movement in some cities comes to a virtual standstill, as motorized traffic competes with bicycles and pedestrians. (35)

    pollution and traffic jams, auto safety is a critical issue in developing nations.

Listening practice 1

    Section A

    1. A)He is quite easy to recognize

     B)he is an outstanding speaker

     C)he looks like a movie star

     D)he looks young for his age

    2. A)consult her dancing teacher

     B)take a more interesting class

    C)continue her dancing class

     D)improve her dancing skills

    3. A)the man did not believe what the woman said

     B)the man accompanied the woman to the hospital

     C)the woman may be suffering from repetitive strain injury

     D)the woman may not followed the doctor’s instructions

    4. A)they are not in style any more

     B)they have cost him far too much

     C)they no longer suit his eyesight

     D)they should be cleaned regularly

    5. A)he spilled his drink onto the floor

     B)he has just finished wiping the floor

     C)he was caught in a shower on his way home

     D)he rushed out of the bath to answer the phone

    6. A)fixing some furniture

     B)repairing the toy train

     C)reading the instructions

     D)assembling the bookcase

     7. A)urge Jenny to spend more time on study

     B)help Jenny to prepare for the coming exams

    C)act towards Jenny in a more sensible way

     D)send Jenny to a volleyball training center 8. A)The building of the dam needs a large budget

     B)the proposed site is near the residential area

     C)the local people feel insecure about the dam

     D)the dam poses a threat to the local environment Question9 to111 are based on the conversation you have just heard

    9 A. It saw the end of its booming years worldwide

     B. Its production and sales reached record levels.

     C. It became popular in some foreign countries

     D. Its domestic market started to shrink rapidly. 10. A. They cost less. C. They were in fashion.

     B. They tasted better. D. They were widely advertised. 11. A. It is sure to fluctuate . C. It will remain basically stable.

     B. It is bound to revive. D. It will see no more monopoly 12. A. Organising protests C. Acting as its spokesman.

     B. Recruiting members D. Saving endangered animals. 13. A. Anti-animal-abuse demonstrations B. Anti-nuclear campaigns

     C. Surveying the Atlantic Ocean floor D. Removing industrial waste.

    14. A. By harassing them. C. By taking legal action.

     B. By appealing to the public D. By resorting to force. 15. A. Doubtful C. Indifferent .

     B. Reserved D. Supportive

    16. A, The air becomes still. C. The clouds block the sun.

     B. The air pressure is low. D. The sky appears brighter.

    17. A. Ancient people were better at foretelling the weather.

     B. Sailors’saying about the weather are unreliable.

     C. People knew long ago how to predict the weather.

     D. It was easiter to forecast the weather in the old days.

    18 A. Weather forecast is getting more accurate today.

     B. People can predict the weather by their senses

     C. Who are the real esperts in weather forecast .

     D. Weather changes affect people’s life remarkably

    19. A. They often feel insecure about their jobs.

     B. They are unable to decide what to do first .

     C. They are feel burdened with numerous tasks every day.

     D they feel burdened with numerous tasks every day

    20 A. Analyze them rationally. C. Turn to others for help.

     B. Draw a detailed to-do list . D. Handle them one by one . 21. A. They have accomplished little .

     B. They feel utterly exhausted .

    C. They have worked out a way to relax.

    D. They no longer feel any sense of guilt. 22. A. Their performance may improve.

     B. Their immune system may be reinforced

     C. Their blood pressure may rise all of a sudden.

     D. Their physical development may be enhanced. 23. A. Improved mental functioning

    B. Increased susceptibility to disease

    C. Speeding up of blood circulation

    D. Reduction of stress-related hormones 24. A. Pretend to be in better shape.

    B. Have more physical exercise .

    C. Turn more often to friends for help

    D. Pay more attention to bodily sensations.

25. A. Different approaches to coping with stress.

     B. Various causes for serious health problems.

     C. The relationship between stress and illness.

    D. New finding of medical research on stress.

    one of the most common images of advanced western-style culture is that of a busy traffic-filled city. since their first (26)appearance on American roadways,

    automobiles have become a (27) symbol of progress, a source of thousands of jobs

    and almost an inalienable right for citizens’ personal freedom of movement. in recent decades, our love affair with the car is being (28)exported directly to

    the developing world and it is increasingly (29)apparent that this transfer is

    leading to disaster.

    America’s almost complete dependence on automobiles has been a terrible mistake. as late as the 1950s, a large (30)percentage of the American public used mass

    transit. a (31)combination of public policy decisions and corporate scheming saw

    efficient urban streetcar and intra-city to it that countless (32)convenient and

    rail systems were dismantled. our air quality now (33)suffers from the effects

    of the pollutants emitted directly from our cars. our lives have been planned along a road grid--homes far from work, shopping far from everything, with ugly stretches of concrete and blacktop in between. developing countries are copying western-style transportation systems down to the last detail. the problems caused by motorized vehicles in the west are often (34)magnified in developing nations.

    pollution-control measures are either not strict or non-existent, leading to choking clouds of smog. gasoline still contains lead, which is extremely poisonous to humans. movement in some cities comes to a virtual standstill, as motorized traffic competes with bicycles and pedestrians. (35)In addition to pollution and

    traffic jams, auto safety is a critical issue in developing nations.

Listening practice 2 (2013/6)

    Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)

    Section A

    Directions:In this section you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be

    asked about what was said. Both the conversations and the questions 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 Answer Sheet 2with a single line through the centre.

    1. A) She has completely recovered.

     B) She went into shock after an operation.

     C) She is still in a critical condition.

     D) She is getting much better.

    2. A) Ordering a breakfast. C) Buying a train ticket.

     B) Booking a hotel room. D) Fixing a compartment. 3. A) Most borrowers never returned the books to her.

     B) The man is the only one who brought her book back.

     C) She never expected anyone to return the books to her.

     D) Most of the books she lent out came back without jackets. 4. A) She left her work early to get some bargains last Saturday.

     B) She attended the supermarket’s grand opening ceremony.

     C) She drove a full hour before finding a parking space.

     D) She failed to get into the supermarket last Saturday.

    5. A) He is bothered by the pain in his neck.

     B) He cannot do his report without a computer.

     C) He cannot afford to have a coffee break.

     D) He feels sorry to have missed the report.

    6. A) Only top art students can show their works in the gallery.

     B) The gallery space is big enough for the man’s paintings.

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