I. Listening Comprehension
Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard.
A. At a bank.
B. At a shop.
C. At the airport.
D. At the hotel.
A. Manager and cleaner.
B. House agent and renter.
C. Professor and student.
D. Policeman and driver.
A. 10 minutes.
B. 20 minutes.
C. 30 minutes.
D. 40 minutes.
A. Michael has lost his schoolbag.
B. Michael won’t go to the lab.
C. Michael is probably nearby.
D. Michael may have already gone.
A. He wants to apply for a new job.
B. He is turning to the woman for help.
C. He has left the woman a good impression.
D. He enjoys writing letters.
B. The man.
C. The woman’s mother.
D. The children.
A. There’s no more work for anyone to do in the committee.
B. No one is willing to work in the committee.
C. The woman knows somepeople on the committee.
D. The woman should be on the committee herself.
A. She should do more careful work.
B. She is not concerned about George’s remarks.
C. George does not care about her.
D. George shouldn’t have said so much about her.
10. A. He is doing quite well with it.
B. He has money problems.
C. He is in need of qualified staff.
D. He cannot carry it on any more.
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
A. A travel agency.
B. An airline company.
C. A round-the-world journey.
D. A flight program.
A. The low prices.
B. The outstanding service.
C. The great rewards.
D. The long distance.
A. Those who have been to most parts of the world.
B. Those who often travel around the world on business.
C. Those who want to explore the different airlines.
D. Those who need special support all along the way.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
A. They are interested in other kinds of reading.
B. They are active in voluntary services.
C. They tend to be low in education and in income.
D. They live in isolated areas.
A. The reasons people don’t read newspapers are more complicated than assumed.
B. There are more uneducated people among the wealthy than originally expected.
C. The number of newspaper readers is steadily increasing.
D. There are more non-readers among young people nowadays.
A. Lowering the prices of their newspapers.
B. Shortening their news stories.
C. Adding variety to their newspaper content.
D. Including more interesting ads in the newspapers.
Directions:In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
Accommodation Request Form
Name: Tom Lim
Length of time in Australia: ______17______ months
Present Address: Flat 1, 539, ______18_____ Road,
Present course: ______19______ English
Accommodation required from: ______20_______, 7th September
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
What does the woman use the Internet to do?
When does the man feel annoyed?
What are the two problems of shopping on the Internet?
You may get ____23____and can’t see the product until you get it.
How does the man solve the problems?
He goes to the shop to make sure the products are ____24____.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.