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    Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

    Section A

    11. A) He is careless about his appearance.

    B) He is ashamed of his present condition.

    C) He changes jobs frequently.

    D) He shaves every other day.

    12. A) Jane may be caught in a traffic jam.

    B) Jane should have started a little earlier.

    C) He knows what sort of person Jane is.

    D) He is irritated at having to wait for Jane.

    13. A) Training for the Mid-Atlantic Championships. B) Making preparations for a trans-Atlantic trip. C) Collecting information about baseball games.

    D) Analyzing their rivals' on-field performance.

    14. A) He had a narrow escape in a car accident. B) He is hospitalized for a serious injury.

    C) He lost his mother two weeks ago.

    D) He has been having a hard time.

    15. A) The woman has known the speaker for a long time. B) The man had difficulty understanding the lecture. C) The man is making a fuss about nothing.

    D) The woman thinks highly of the speaker.

    16. A) He has difficulty making sense of logic.

    B) Statistics and logic are both challenging subjects. C) The woman should seek help from the tutoring service. D) Tutoring services are very popular with students. 17. A) Her overcoat is as stylish as Jill's. C) Jill wore the overcoat last week.

    B) Jill missed her class last week. D) She is in the same class as the man.

    18. A) A computer game. C) An exciting experience. B) An imaginary situation. D) A vacation by the sea.

    Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard. 19. A) Beautiful scenery in the countryside. C) Pain and pleasure in sports.

    B) Dangers of cross-country skiing. D) A sport he participates in. 20. A) He can't find good examples to illustrate his point. B) He can't find a peaceful place to do the assignment. C) He doesn't know how to describe the beautiful country scenery. D) He can't decide whether to include the effort part of skiing. 21. A) New ideas come up as you write.

    B) Much time is spent on collecting data.

    C) A lot of effort is made in vain.

    D) The writer's point of view often changes.

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

    22. A) Journalist of a local newspaper.

    B) Director of evening radio programs.

    C) Producer of television commercials.

    D) Hostess of the weekly "Business World".

    23. A) He ran three restaurants with his wife's help. B) He and his wife did everything by themselves.

    C) He worked both as a cook and a waiter.

    D) He hired a cook and two local waitresses.

    24. A) He hardly needs to do any advertising nowadays. B) He advertises a lot on radio and in newspapers. C) He spends huge sums on TV commercials every year. D) He hires children to distribute ads in shopping centers. 25. A) The restaurant location. C) The food variety.

    B) The restaurant atmosphere. D) The food price.

Section B

    Passage One Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard. 26. A) Its protection is often neglected by children. B) It cannot be fully restored

    once damaged.

    C) There are many false notions about it. D) There are various ways to protect it.

    27. A) It may make the wearer feel tired.

    B) It will gradually weaken the eyes of adults. C) It can lead to the loss of vision in children. D) It can permanently change the eye structure.

    28. A) It can never be done even with high technology. B) It is the best way to restore damaged eyesight. C) It is a major achievement in eye surgery.

    D) It can only be partly accomplished now.

    Passage Two

    Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard. 29. A) They think they should follow the current trend. B) Nursing homes are well-equipped and convenient. C) Adult day-care centers are easily accessible. D) They have jobs and other commitments.

    30. A) They don't want to use up all their life savings. B) They fear they will regret it afterwards.

    C) They would like to spend more time with them. D) They don't want to see their husbands poorly treated. 31. A) Provide professional standard care. C) Be frank and seek help from others.

    B) Be affectionate and cooperative. D) Make full use of community facilities.

Passage Three Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

32. A) Health and safety conditions in the workplace.

    B) Rights and responsibilities of company employees.

    C) Common complaints made by office workers.

    D) Conflicts between labor and management.

    33. A) Replace its out-dated equipment.

    B) Improve the welfare of affected workers.

    C) Follow government regulations strictly.

    D) Provide extra health compensation.

    34. A) They requested to transfer to a safer department.

    B) They quit work to protect their unborn babies.

    C) They sought help from union representatives.

    D) They wanted to work shorter hours.

    35. A) To show how they love winter sports.

    B) To attract the attention from the media.

    C) To protest against the poor working conditions.

    D) To protect themselves against the cold weather.

    Section C

    Contrary to the old warning that time waits for no one, time slows down when you are on the move. It also slows down more as you move faster, which means astronauts (宇航员) someday may (36) _____ so long in space that they would return to an Earth of the (37) _____ future. If you could move at the speed of light, your time would stand still. If you could move faster than light, your time would move (38) _____.

    Although no form of matter yet (39) _____ moves as fast as or faster than light, (40) _____ experiments have already confirmed that accelerated (41) _____ causes a traveler's time to be stretched. Albert Einstein (42) _____ this in 1905, when he (43) _____ the concept of relative time as part of his Special Theory of Relativity. A search is now under way to confirm the suspected existence of particles of matter (44) ____________________________________.

    An obsession (沉迷) with time saving, gaining, wasting, losing, and mastering it (45) ____________________________________. Humanity also has been obsessed with trying to capture the meaning of time. Einstein (46) ____________________________________. Thus, time and time's relativity are measurable by any hourglass, alarm clock, or an atomic clock that can measure a billionth of a second.


    Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

     Section A

     11.A) He has proved to be a better reader than the woman.

     B) He has difficulty understanding the book.

     C) He cannot get access to the assigned book.

     D) He cannot finish his assignment before the deadline.

     12.A) She will drive the man to the supermarket.

     B) The man should buy a car of his own.

     C) The man needn't go shopping every week.

     D) She can pick the man up at the grocery store.

     13.A) Get more food and drinks. B) Ask his friend to come over.

     C) Tidy up the place. D) Hold a party.

     14.A) The talks can be held any day except this Friday.

     B) He could change his schedule to meet John Smith.

     C) The first-round talks should start as soon as possible.

     D) The woman should contact John Smith first.

     15.A) He understands the woman's feelings.

     B) He has gone through a similar experience.

     C) The woman should have gone on the field trip.

     D) The teacher is just following the regulations.

     16.A) She will meet the man halfway.

     B) She will ask David to talk less.

     C) She is sorry the man will not come.

     D) She has to invite David to the party.

     17.A) Few students understand Prof. Johnson's lectures.

     B) Few students meet Prof. Jonson's requirements.

     C) Many students find Prof. Johnson's lectures boring.

     D) Many students have dropped Prof. Johnson's class.

     18.A) Check their computer files.

     B) Make some computations.

     C) Study a computer program.

     D) Assemble a computer.

     Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     19.A) It allows him to make a lot of friends.

     B) It requires him to work long hours.

     C) It enables him to apply theory to practice.

     D) It helps him understand people better.

     20.A) It is intellectually challenging.

     B) It requires him to do washing-up all the time.

     C) It exposes him to oily smoke all day long.

     D) It demands physical endurance and patience.

     21.A) In a hospital. B) At a coffee shop. C) At a laundry. D) In a hotel.

     22.A) Getting along well with colleagues.

     B) Paying attention to every detail.

     C) Planning everything in advance.

     D) Knowing the needs of customers.

     Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     23.A) The pocket money British children get.

     B) The annual inflation rate in Britain.

     C) The things British children spend money on.

     D) The rising cost of raising a child in Britain.

     24.A) It enables children to live better.

     B) It goes down during economic recession.

     C) It often rises higher than inflation.

     D) It has gone up 25% in the past decade.

     25.A) Save up for their future education.

     B) Pay for small personal things.

     C) Buy their own shoes and socks.

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    Section B

     Passage One

     Questions 26 to 29 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     26.A) District managers.

     B) Regular customers.

     C) Sales directors.

     D) Senior clerks.

     27.A) The support provided by the regular clients.

     B) The initiative shown by the sales representatives.

     C) The urgency of implementing the company's plans.

     D) The important part played by district managers.

     28.A) Some of them were political-minded.

     B) Fifty percent of them were female.

     C) One third of them were senior managers.

     D) Most of them were rather conservative.

     29.A) He used too many quotations.

     B) He was not gender sensitive.

     C) He did not keep to the point.

     D) He spent too much time on details.

     Passage Two

     Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

     30.A) State your problem to the head waiter.

     B) Demand a discount on the dishes ordered.

     C) Ask to see the manager politely but firmly.

     D) Ask the name of the person waiting on you.

     31.A) You problem may not be understood correctly.

     B) You don't know if you are complaining at the right time.

     C) Your complaint may not reach the person in charge.

     D) You can't tell how the person on the line is reacting.

     32.A) Demand a prompt response.

     B) Provide all the details.

     C) Send it by express mail.

     D) Stick to the point.

     Passage Three

     Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

     33.A) Fashion designer B) Architect. C) City planner. D) Engineer.

     34.A) Do some volunteer work.

     B) Get a well-paid part-time job.

     C) Work flexible hours.

     D) Go back to her previous post.

     35.A) Few baby-sitters can be considered trustworthy.

     B) It will add to the family's financial burden.

     C) A baby-sitter is no replacement for a mother.

     D) The children won't get along with a baby-sitter.

     Section C

     Almost every child, on the first day he sets foot in a school building, is smarter, more (36)______, less afraid of what he doesn't know, better at finding and (37) ______ things out, more confident, resourceful (机敏的), persistent and (38) ______

    than he will ever be again in his schooling or, unless he is very (39) ______ and

    very lucky, for the rest of his life. Already, by paying close attention to and (40) ______ with the world and people around him, and without any school-type (41) ______ instruction, he has done a task far more difficult, complicated and (42)______ than anything he will be asked to do in school, or than any of his teachers has done for years. He has solved the (43) ______ of language. He has discovered it babies don't

     and (44) even know that language exists

    ________________________________________________. He has done it by exploring, by experimenting, by developing his own model of the grammar of language, (45) ________________________________________________ until it does work. And while he has been doing this, he has been learning other things as well, (46) ________________________________________________, and many that are more complicated than the ones they do try to teach him.


    Part ? Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

    Section A Questions 11 to 18 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     11. A) Get some small change. B) Find a shopping center.

     C) Cash a check at a bank. D) Find a parking meter.

     12. A) Shopping with his son. B) Buying a gift for a child.

     C) Promoting a new product. D) Bargaining with a salesgirl.

     13. A) Taking photographs. B) Enhancing images.

     C) Mending cameras. D) Painting pictures.

     14. A) He moved to Baltimore when he was young.

     B) He can provide little useful information.

     C) He will show the woman around Baltimore.

     D) He will ask someone else to help the woman.

     15. A) He is rather disappointed. B) He is highly ambitious.

     C) He cant face up to the situation D) He knows his own limitation.

     16. A) She must have paid a lot B) She is known to have a terrific figure.

     C) Her gym exercise has yielded good results.

     D) Her effort to keep fit is really praiseworthy.

     17. A) Female students are unfit for studying physics.

     B) He can serve as the womans tutor.

     C) Physics is an important course at school.

     D) The professors suggestion is constructive.

     18. A) Indifferent. B) Doubtful. C) Pleased. D) Surprised.

     Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     19. A) He prefers the smaller evening classes. B) He has signed up for a day course.

     C) He has to work during the day. D) He finds the evening course cheaper.

     20. A) Learn a computer language. B) Learn data processing.

     C) Buy some computer software. D) Buy a few coursebooks.

     21. A) Thursday evening, from 7:00 to 9:45. B) From September 1 to New Year

    s eve.

     C) Every Monday, lasting for 12 weeks. D) Three hours a week, 45 hours in total.

     22. A) What to bring for registration. B) Where to attend the class.

     C) How he can get to Frost Hall. D) Whether he can use a check.

     Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

     23. A) A training coach. B) A trading adviser.

     C) A professional manager. D) A financial trader.

     24. A) He can save on living expenses. B) He considers cooking creative.

     C) He can enjoy healthier food. D) He thinks take-away is tasteless.

     25. A) It is something inevitable. B) It is frustrating sometimes.

     C) It takes patience to manage. D) It can be a good thing.

     Section B Passage One

     Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

     26. A) There were no planets without moons. B) There was no air or water on Jupiter.

     C) Life was not possible in outer space. D) The mystery of life could not be resolved.

     27. A) It has a number of active volcanoes. B) It has an atmosphere like the earths.

     C) It has a large ocean under its surface. D) It has deep caves several miles long.

     28. A) Light is not an essential element to it. B) Life can form in very hot temperatures.

     C) Every form of life undergoes evolution. D) Oxygen is not needed for some life forms.

    Passage Two

     Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.

     29. A) Whether they should take the child home.

     B) What Dr. Mayers instructions exactly were.

     C) Who should take care of the child at home.

     D) When the child would completely recover.

     30. A) She encourages them to ask questions when in doubt.

     B) She makes them write down all her instructions.

     C) She has them act out what they are to do at home.

     D) She asks them to repeat what they are supposed to do.

     31. A) It lacks the stability of the printed word. B) It contains many grammatical errors.

     C) It is heavily dependent on the context. D) It facilitates interpe

    Passage Three

     Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

     32. A) Job security. B) Good labour relations.

     C) Challenging work. D) Attractive wages and benefits.

     33. A) Many tedious jobs continue to be done manually.

     B) More and more unskilled workers will lose jobs.

     C) Computers will change the nature of many jobs.

     D) Boring jobs will gradually be made enjoyable.

     34. A) Offer them chances of promotion.

     B) Improve their working conditions.

     C) Encourage them to compete with each other.

     D) Give them responsibilities as part of a team.

     35. A) They will not bring real benefits to the staff.

     B) They concern a small number of people only.

     C) They are arbitrarily set by the administrators.

     D) They are beyond the control of ordinary workers.

     Section C

     In the humanities, authors write to inform you in many ways. These methods can be (36) ______ into three types of informational writing: factual, descriptive, and process.

     Factual writing provides (37) ______ information on an author, composer, or artist or on a type of music, literature, or art. Examples of factual writing include notes on a book jacket or (38) ______ cover and longer pieces, such as an article describing a style of music which you might read in a music (39) ______ course. This kind of writing provides a (40) ______ for your study of the humanities.

     As its name (41) ______, descriptive writing simply describes, or provides an (42) ______ of, a piece of music, art, or literature. For example, descriptive writing might list the colors an artist used in a painting or the (43) ______ a composer included in a musical composition, so as to make pictures or sounds in the reader’s mind by calling up specific details of the work. (44) ________.

     Process writing explains a series of actions that bring about a result. (45) ________. This kind of writing is often found in art, where understanding how an art has created a certain effect is important. (46) _________.


    Part III Listening Comprehension

Section A

    11. A)Only true friendship can last long.

    B)Letter writing is going out of style.

    C)She keeps in regular touch with her classmates.

    D)She has lost contact with most of her old friends. 12. A) A painter. C) A porter.

     B) A mechanic. D) A carpenter.

    13. A) Look for a place near her office. C) Make inquiries elsewhere.

     B) Find a new job down the street. D) Rent the $600 apartment.

    14. A) He prefers to wear jeans with a larger waist.

     B) He has been extremely busy recently.

     C) He has gained some weight lately.

     D) He enjoyed going shopping with Jane yesterday. 15. A)The woman possesses a natural for art.

     B) Women have a better artistic taste than men.

     C) He isn’t good at abstract thinking.

     D) He doesn’t like abstract paintings.

    16. A) She couldn’t have left her notebook in the library.

     B) she may have put her notebook amid the journals.

     C) she should have made careful notes while doing reading.

     D) she shouldn’t have read his notes without his knowing it.

    17. A)she wants to get some sleep C) she has a literature class to attend

     B) she needs time to write a paper D)she is troubled by her sleep problem

    18. A)He is confident he will get the job.

     B)His chance of getting the job is slim.

     C)It isn’t easy to find a qualified sales manager.

     D)The interview didn’t go as well as he expected.

    Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

    19. A)He can manage his time more flexibly.

     B)He can renew contact with his old friends.

     C)He can concentrate on his own projects.

     D)He can learn to do administrative work. 20. A)Reading its ads in the newspapers.

     B)Calling its personnel department.

     C)Contacting its manager.

     D)Searching its website.

    21. A)To cut down its production expenses.

     B)To solve the problem of staff shortage.

     C)To improve its administrative efficiency.

     D)To utilize its retired employees’ resources.

    Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

    22. A)Buy a tractor.

     B)Fix a house.

     C)See a piece of property.

     D)Sing a business contract.

    23. A)It is only forty miles form where they live.

     B)It is a small one with a two-bedroom house.

     C)It was a large garden with fresh vegetables.

     D)It has a large garden with fresh vegetables. 24. A)Growing potatoes will involve less labor.

     B)Its soil may not be very suitable for corn.

     C)It may not be big enough for raising corn.

     D)Raising potatoes will be more profitable. 25. A)Finances B)Equipment C)Labor D)Profits Section B

    Passage One Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

    26 A) To introduce the chief of the city’s police force

     B)To comment on a talk by a distinguished guest

     C)To address the issue of community security

     D)To explain the functions of the city council 27 A)He has distinguished himself in city management

     B)He is head of the International Police Force

     C)He completed his higher education abroad

     D)He holds a master’s degree in criminology

    28 A)To coordinate work among police departments

     B)To get police officers closer to the local people

     C)To help the residents in times of emergency

     D)To enable the police to take prompt action 29 A)Popular




    Passage Two

    Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

    30 A)people differ greatly in their ability to communicate

     B)there are numerous languages in existence

     C)Most public languages are inherently vague

     D)Big gaps exist between private and public languages 31 A)it is a sign of human intelligence

     B)in improves with constant practice

     C)it is something we are born with

     D)it varies from person to person

    32 A)how private languages are developed

     B)how different languages are related

     C)how people create their languages

     D)how children learn to use language

    Passage Three

    Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

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