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Section I Listening Comprehension    (25 minutes)
      This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection1 of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are two parts in this section, Part A and Part B.
      Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test booklet. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer2 your answers from your test booklet onto your ANSWER SHEET I.
      If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.
      Now look at Part A in your test booklet.

Part A
You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer-A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.
      You will hear:
     W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?
     M:Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.
     You will read:
     Who do you think the woman is talking to?
     [A] A bus conductor.
     [B]A clerk at the airport.
     [ C] A taxi driver.
     [D]A clerk at the station.
     From the dialogue, we know that only a clerk at the airport is most likely to know
the arrival time of a flight, so you should choose answer [ B ] and mark it in your test
     Sample Answer: [A]   [B]   [C]      [D]
Now look at question 1.
 1. What does the woman think of the swimming lessons?
    [ A ] They are too expensive.            [ B ] They are very rewarding.
    [C] They are too easy.                 [D] They are given by a strict teacher.
 2. What does the woman mean?
    [A] Her mother would like some pies.   [B] Her mother made better pies.
    [ C] This is a very good pie.            [ D] This is too much for a pie.
 3. What does the man mean?
    [A] He has a friend who majored in hotel management.
    [ B] He hasn' t taken more than one hotel management course.
    [C] He's been learning4 a lot this year, too.
    [D] He couldn' t make any sense out of this course.
  4. What does the man mean?
     [A] He's afraid to work at night.
    [B] He's afraid the work will be really hard.
     [ C] He doesn' t want to work tomorrow night.
     [ D] He can't find the way to get rid of the work.
  5. What will the man do for the woman?
     [ A ] Bring her some water.
     [ B ] Buy her some plants.
     [ C ] Water her plants while she is away.
     [ D] Water her plants while he is on vacation.
  6. How much will the man have to pay if he buys two pens?
     [A]15 cents.                        [B] 20 cents.
     [C] 30 cents.                        [D] 40 cents.
  7. How much time did she have between her meeting?
     [A] 6 hours.                         [B] 10 hours.
     [C]4 hours.                         [D]l hour.
   8. When did the woman buy the dress?
     [A] Shortly after the New Year' s Day.  [B] In the spring.
     [C]During the New Year's holidays.   [D] During a sale.
   9. What is the probable5 relationship between the two speakers?
     [ A ] Waitress-customer.               [ B ] Hostess-guest.
     [C] Wife-husband.                   [D] Mother-son.
  10. What problem did she mention?
      [A]They had too much stress.          [B] They had nothing to do in their spare time,
      [ C] They were worried about their meals. [ D] The pace was terrible.
                                            Part B
     You are going to hear four conversations. Before listening to each conversation, you will have 5 seconds to read each of the questions which accompany it. After listening, you will have time to answer each question by choosing A, B, C or D. You will hear each passage or conversation ONLY ONCE.
Mark your answers in your test booklet.
     Questions 11 -14 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 11 - 14.
     11 . Why did the man ' s children buy the pen?
         [A] It's a present for the man' s birthday.
         [B] It's a birthday present for the man' s wife.
         [C] It's a birthday present for the man' s son.
         [D] It's a birthday present for the man ' s daughter.
     12. What's the color of the pen?
         [A] Red.                           [B] Black.
         [C] Yellow.                         [D] Purple.
     13. How much is the pen?
         [A] $11.                      [B] $14.
         [C] $9.                       [D] $10.
     14. Why did the man want to exchange the pen?
         [A] BECause of the color.              [B] Because it is too expensive.
         [C] Because it is too cheap.           [D] Because it doesn't work.
     You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions II -14.
     Questions 15 -17 are based on the following talk. You now have 15 seconds to read the questions 15-17.
     15. Who is the speaker?
         [A] A librarian.                       [B] A professor.
         [C]A researcher.                      [D]A student.
     16. For whom is the course intended?
         [A] All second-year students who failed first-year English.
         [B] All first-year, second-year, and third-year students.
         [ C ] Students who don ' t know how to write a research paper.
         [ D ] Students who want extra credit6 in English.
     17. What does the speaker ask the students who have already learned7 to write a research paper to do?
         [A] Take notes.                       [B] Help the other students.
         [C] Speak to her after class.            [D]  Enroll8 in another English class.
     You now have 30 seconds to check your answers to questions 15-17.
     Questions 18-21 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 18 -21.
     18. When does the conversation take place?
         [A] In the middle of the semester9.      [ B] At the beginning of exams.
         [C] At the end of the school year.      [D] In the middle of summer vacation.
     19. Where do Bob and Ellen want to go?
         [A] To a rock and mineral show.       [B] To an opera at the concert hall.
         [ C] To a movie at the student center.   [D] To a popular music concert.
     20. Why is Ellen buying the tickets?
         [A] She gets a student discount.       [B] Bob doesn't have much money.
         [C] She lost a bet3 and owed Bob money. [D] Bob left his wallet at home.
     21. What is Bob going to pay for?
         [A] His ticket only.                   [B] Their vacation.
         [C] His supper only.                  [D] Their supper.
     You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 18 -21.
     Questions 22 - 25 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 22 -25.
     22. What is the woman looking for?
         [A] The bookstore.                   [B] The telephone company.
         [C]A map of the town.               [D]A shoe repair shop.
     23. What can be said about the way the man teaches the woman?
         [ A ] He seems to be in a hurry to leave.
         [B] He seems to be curious about her.
         [ C] He seems to be happy to assist10 her.
         [ D] He seems to be unfamiliar11 with the town.
     24. Which source of information about the town does the man recommend to the woman?
         [A] A guidebook.                    [B] A police report.
         [C] The newspaper.                   [D] The telephone company.
     25. Where is the shoe shop?
         [A] Right down the street.             [B] Next to a bookstore.
         [C] About four blocks away.           [D] Across town.
     You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 22 -25.
      Now you have 1 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet to the ANSWER SHEET 1.
     That is the end of the listening comprehension section.


1 selection EZ3xX     
  • We left the selection of the team to the captain.我们把挑选队员的工作交给了队长。
  • The shop has a fine selection of cheeses.那家商店有各种精美乳酪可供选购。
2 transfer SnxwK     
n. 迁移, 移动, 换车; v. 转移, 调转, 调任
  • He has been kicking against this transfer for weeks. 几周以来他一直反对这次调动。
  • I intend to transfer the property to my son. 我想把这笔财产转给我儿子。
3 bet ddZy8     
  • I bet you can't do this puzzle.我敢说,你解决不了这个难题。
  • I offered to bet with him.我提出与他打赌。
4 learning wpSzFe     
  • When you are learning to ride a bicycle,you often fall off.初学骑自行车时,常会从车上掉下来。
  • Learning languages isn't just a matter of remembering words.学习语言不仅仅是记些单词的事。
5 probable cQVxF     
  • It is probable to finish the job before dark.天黑之前有可能完成这项工作。
  • It is hardly probable that he will succeed.他不会成功。
6 credit pOGzH     
  • I credit him with a certain amount of sense.我认为他有一定的见识。
  • He got the credit,and we did the dirty work.他得荣誉,我们做不讨好的工作。
7 learned m1oxn     
  • He went into a rage when he learned about it.他听到这事后勃然大怒。
  • In this little village,he passed for a learned man.在这个小村子里,他被视为有学问的人。
8 enroll Pogxx     
  • I should like to enroll all my children in the swimming class.我愿意让我的孩子们都参加游泳班。
  • They enroll him as a member of the club.他们吸收他为俱乐部会员。
9 semester XDJzN     
  • A student will probably attend four or five courses during each semester.每个学生一学期可能要修四五门课程。
  • I had an especially rough time during my first semester.我第一个学期的日子难受极了。
10 assist mOxyr     
  • He asked us to assist him in carrying through their plan.他要我们帮助他实施他们的计划。
  • We'll assist at your wedding.我们将出席你们的婚礼。
11 unfamiliar uk6w4     
  • I am unfamiliar with the place and the people here.我在这儿人地生疏。
  • The man seemed unfamiliar to me.这人很面生。