Listening Practice 4 for College English Band 2
th May 12
I. Listening Skills Conversations
Directions: Listen to the short conversations and long conversations. And then choose the best answer to each question you hear.
1. A. Ten dollars. B. Thirteen dollars. C. Eleven dollars. D. Sixteen dollars. 2. A. In the office. B. At home. C. At school. D. At a house.
3. A. She doesn’t know how long they’ll have to wait. B. They are going to be in Beijing at 2:30.
C. They are already late. D. The train is expected to leave at 3:00. 4. A. In a bakery. B. In a restaurant. C. On a farm. D. At a hotel.
5. A. Tom has trouble in hearing. B. Tom doesn’t understand him.
C. Tom didn’t say anything at the meeting. D. Tom doesn’t listen to him.
6. A. Manager and secretary. B. Headmaster and teacher.
C. Mother and son. D. Teacher and student.
7. A. Tom’s. B. The man’s. C. Bob’s. D. The woman’s.
8. A. The radio needed repairing. B. He repaired the radio by himself.
C. His brother helped him to repair the radio. D. His brother repaired the radio. Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A. Some stamps. B. Some envelops. C. A money order. D. A post card.
10. A. $75. B. $15. C. 75c. D. 15c.
11. A. As an ordinary one. B. As a registered one. C. As an airmail one. D. As an insured one. Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversations you have just heard.
12. A. She was illiterate.
B. She didn’t know much about the menu.
C. She enjoyed being served.
D. She couldn’t read anything without wearing glasses.
13. A. Onion soup. B. Tomato soup. C. Fruit jam. D. Fruit juice.
14. A. Chicken, roast beef and fruit cup. B. Roast beef, baked ham and appetizer.
C. Roast beef, baked ham and fried chicken. D. Fried chicken, vegetables and dessert. 15. A. Roast beef, boiled potatoes and peas, and a green salad.
B. Roast beef, green beans and a green salad.
C. Baked ham, boilded potatoes and asparagus, and coffee.
D. Fried chicken, peas and green beans, and green salad.
II. Listening-In Passages
Directions: In this section, you will hear three short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). ;On PPT；
III. Further Listening
Directions: You will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to S8 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered S9 to S11 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Now listen to the passage.
The percentage of teens who smoked cigarettes dropped to 28% in 2003, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and [S01] _________________. That was down from 36% in 1999 as [S02] ________________ by the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. It’s a [S03] ________________ for many people
across the nation who worked [S04] _________________ to reverse the climb in teen smoking rates during the 1990s.
An equal accomplishment may be the discovery of what works to influence teens’ [S05] _________________ and behavior. Success has come in communities with a [S06] __________________ program to fight tobacco use by teens. The best school health classes won’t have much effect on teens who already smoke. Many of them need [S07] _________________ help before they can quit. Another interesting finding is that nearly all first use of tobacco occurs before high school [S08] __________________. So if adolescents don’t start smoking by age 18, odds are they never will. For those
who do experiment with cigarettes, [S09] ___________________________________________________ ____________________ and by extremely low levels of tabacco.
Now the bad news: [S10] ____________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________. Public health leaders and parents are not ready to abandon a quarter of today’s young people to the damaging effects of tobacco. Obviously, [S11] _________________________________________________________________________. There is still much room for improvement.