I. Listening Comprehension （30%）
Section A Short conversation
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.
1.A. Jack. B. Jane. C. John. D. Mr. Watson.
2.A. An elevator. B. A clock. C. A highrise building. D. An order.
3.A. The man found the exam as easy as he had expected.
B. The man left the last question unanswered.
C. The man completed the exam in one hour.
D. The man found the last question too difficult for him.
4. A. At the airport. B. At the post office.
C. On the train. D. At the railway station.
5. A. The plane has already taken off. B. The cost of the flying has increased.
C. The flights have been put off. D. Her plan was not well-designed.
6. A. 4.5 hours. B. 5 hours. C. 5.5 hours. D. 6 hours.
7. A. Teacher and student. B. Husband and wife.
C. House agent and customer. D. Boss and secretary.
8. A. It’s a direct route. B. It’s less crowded.
C. It avoids rushing. D. It reduces the chance of getting stuck.
9. A. They watered Lily’s plants. B. They disapproved of her plan.
C. They caught colds. D. They traveled overseas.
10. A. She disliked novels until he went to college.
B. She enjoyed the class even though the teacher was not good.
C. She liked reading novels rather than history books.
D. The study of literary history spoiled her enjoyment of novels.
Section B Passages
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.
11. A. It forces people to concentrate on their work.
B. It is a good way to keep healthy.
C. It gives people a sense of being a leader.
D. It makes time go by much faster.
12. A. Sitting in comfortable chairs does some good to health.
B. Standing for more than 6 hours a day increases the risk of early death.
C. Sitting for more than 6 hours a day is harmful to health.
D. Standing while working improves working efficiency.
13. A. People should move around instead of just standing.
B. People should try to find a natural way to stand while working.
C. People should do as their leaders and colleagues do.
D. People should pay attention to their eyesight while standing.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following news.
14. A. For scientific research. B. For public entertainment.
C. For medical treatment. D. For animal education.
15. A. The lack of her mate’s cooperation. B. Her shy and sensitive personality.
C. The disagreeable imported bamboo. D. The visitors’ enthusiasm.
16. A. 600,000 pounds. B. 935,000 dollars.
C. 70,000 pounds. D. 670,000 pounds.