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.
1. A. 4:45. B. 5:15. C. 5:30. D. 5:45.
2. A. At home. B. In a restaurant. C. In a car. D. On the street.
3. A. Colleagues. B. Husband and wife.
C. Employer and employee. D. Mother and son.
4. A. Listening to some loud music. B. Testing the earphones.
C. Talking loudly on the phone. D. Preparing for the speech contest.
5. A. Pick up his son from school. B. Meet the woman in her office.
C. Work on a report. D. Prepare dinner for his son.
6. A. She discussed the sports program with Mr. Wright.
B. She is about to call Mr. Wright’s secretary.
C. She will see Mr. Wright at lunch time.
D. She failed to reach Mr. Wright.
7. A. To find out more about the topic for the conference.
B. To make a copy of the schedule for his friend.
C. To get the conference schedule for the woman.
D. To pick up the woman from the library.
8. A. It can stand any crash. B. It is not as good as hers.
C. It was once damaged. D. It is kept in good condition.
9. A. Continue to read. B. Take a history lesson.
C. Have some coffee. D. Meet with some friends.
10. A. More sleep can get the man back onto the right track.
B. Tiredness is a typical symptom of lack of exercise.
C. The man should spend more time outdoors.
D. People tend to work longer hours with artificial lighting.
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 is located in a college town. B. It’s composed of a group of old buildings.
C. The classrooms are beautifully designed. D. The library is often crowded with students.
12. A. 18,000. B. 1,800. C. 24. D. 9,000.
13. A. Teachers there needn’t pay for their rent.
B. There is not even a television set on campus.
C. Students can take a walk in the desert in their spare time.
D. Students have no choice but to study and take up challenges.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. To take medicine. B. To sleep more.
C. To work less. D. To go travelling.
15. A. They are not harmful to the brain. B. They have more benefits than harm.
C. They are not worth the price at all. D. They are valuable but costly.
16. A. They damage a person’s mental health.
B. They reduce a person’s chance of recovery.
C. They slow down a person’s reaction to changes.
D. They worsen a person’s existing trouble.