partⅡ listening comprehension (30 minutes)
directions: in this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. at the end of each
conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. after each question there will be a pause. during the pause, you must read the four choices marked a., b., c. and d ), and decide which is the best answer. then mark the corresponding letter on answer sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
1. a. prepare for his exams.
b. catch up on his work.
c. attend the concert.
d. go on a vacation.
2. a. three crew members were involved in the incident.
b. none of the hijackers carried any deadly weapons.
c. the plane had been scheduled to fly to japan.
d. none of the passengers were injured or killed.
3. a. an article about the election.
b. a tedious job to be done.
c. an election campaign.
d. a fascinating topic.
4. a. the restaurant was not up to the speakers expectations.
b. the restaurant places many ads in popular magazines.
c. the critic thought highly of the chinese restaurant.
d. chinatown has got the best restaurants in the city.
5. a. he is going to visit his mother in the hospital.
b. he is going to take on a new job next week.
c. he has many things to deal with right now.
d. he behaves in a way nobody understands.
6. a. a large number of students refused to vote last night.
b. at least twenty students are needed to vote on an issue.
c. major campus issues had to be discussed at the meeting.
d. more students have to appear to make their voice heard.
7. a. the woman can hardly tell what she likes.
b. the speakers like watching tv very much.
c. the speakers have nothing to do but watch tv.
d. the man seldom watched tv before retirement.
8. a. the woman should have registered earlier.
b. he will help the woman solve the problem.
c ) he finds it hard to agree with what the woman says.
d. the woman will be able to attend the classes she wants.
questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. a. persuade the man to join her company.
b. employ the most up-to-date technology.
c. export bikes to foreign markets.
d. expand their domestic business.
10. a. the state subsidizes small and medium enterprises.
b. the government has control over bicycle imports.
c. they can compete with the best domestic manufacturers.
d. they have a cost advantage and can charge higher prices.
11. a. extra costs might eat up their profits abroad.
b. more workers will be needed to do packaging.
c. they might lose to foreign bike manufacturers.
d. it is very difficult to find suitable local agents.
12. a. report to the management.
b. attract foreign investments.
c. conduct a feasibility study
d. consult financial experts.
questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13. a. coal burnt daily for the comfort of our homes.
b. anything that can be used to produce power.
c. fuel refined from oil extracted from underground.
d. electricity that keeps all kinds of machines running.
14. a. oil will soon be replaced by alternative energy sources.
b. oil reserves in the world will be exhausted in a decade.
c. oil consumption has given rise to many global problems.
d. oil production will begin to decline worldwide by 2025.
15. a. minimize the use of fossil fuels.
b. start developing alternative fuels.
c. find the real cause for global warming.
d. take steps to reduce the greenhouse effect.
directions: in this section, you will hear 3 short passages. at the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. after you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked a ), b ), c. and d ). then mark the corresponding letter on answer sheet 71 with a single line through the centre.