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.
Deep Springs is an American college. It is an unusual college. It is high in the White Mountains in California, not in a college town. The campus is a collection of old buildings, with no beautiful classrooms. The only college-like thing about Deep Springs is its library. Students can study from the 18,000 books 24 hours a day. The library is never crowded as there are only 24 well-qualified male students at the college. In addition, there are only five full-time professors. These teachers believe in the idea of this college. They need to believe in it! They do not get much money. In fact, their salaries are only about ＄9,000 ayear plus room and meals. The school gives the young teachers as well as the students something more important than money.
“There is no place like Deep Springs,” says a second-year student from New York State. “Most colleges today are much the same, but Deep Springs is not afraid to be different.” He says that students at his college are in a situation quite unlike in other schools. Students are there to learn, and they cannot run away from problems. There is no place to escape to! Besides talking to each other or their teachers, Deep Springs’ students may go to the library or go for a walk in the desert since there is not even a television set on campus.
11. What do we learn about Deep Springs College from the passage?
12. What is the total number of students at Deep Springs College?
13. What really makes Deep Springs different from most colleges?
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
Many people suffer from some form of extreme anxiety. Some experience occasional attacks of panic for almost no reason. Others go around in a state of continual uneasiness. How do we control anxiety? The best way is to take drugs which help patients manage their anxiety. Patients who take these drugs say that they are able to work, to sleep and to go to places they feared to visit before. But the effects of the drugs on the human body, especially on the nervous system have not been known for a long time.
Scientists have started a series of studies to identify the effects of the drugs on the brain and have gained some insight into the costs and benefits of the anti-anxiety drugs. They are valuable because they can reduce the effects of expected failure, frustration and disappointment. But their value demands a price. Two effects of the drugs are obviously harmful. First, they weaken a person’s ability to react to changes; second, they fail to help a person deal with unexpected troubles. It is fairly sure that people will meet with problems they have never expected, so these harmful effects may make the price of anti-anxiety drugs too high.
14. According to the speaker, what is the best way to manage anxiety?
15. What does the speaker think of the anti-anxiety drugs?
16. What harmful effect do the anti-anxiety drugs have?
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.
M: I’d like to send this parcel to Australia.
W: OK. I have to check the weight first. Could you put it on the scales?
W: That’s 850 grams. The cost depends on how you would like to send it.
M: I see. Suppose airmail is more expensive.
W: That’s right. Sending it by airmail will cost twelve dollars and by ordinary mail eight dollars.
M: How long will it take to get there?
W: Airmail takes four or five days and ordinary mail about two weeks.
M: In that case, I’ll send it by airmail. And I’d like to send it as a registered parcel.
W: No problem. That’s one dollar extra.
M: Thank you very much. Here’s the money.
W: Here’s your receipt. Goodbye.
Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
M: Would you like to see the menu, or would you care to order our special complete dinner of
W: What’s the special today?
M: Leg of lamb. And I highly recommend it.
W: Well… Let me see… Okay, I think I’ll have the special.
M: All right. Now, as an appetizer, you have a choice of fruit salad or tomato juice.
W: Hmm. I think I’d like the fruit salad.
M: All right. And the soups we’re offering today are split pea or French onion.
W: Split pea or French onion? That’s a difficult choice. I guess I’d rather have the split pea.
M: With your leg of lamb, you can have your choice of our side dish. Today we’re featuring brown rice, baked potato and beans in cream sauce.
W: That’s quite a selection! Let me have brown rice.
M: Okay. I think that’s it. Oh! I almost forgot. What would you like to drink with your meal?
W: I’ll have a glass of red wine.
M: All right. I’ll put this order in right away, and I’ll be back in a moment with some rolls and
W: Thank you.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.