part i writing ( 30 minutes)
for this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “learning is a daily experience and lifetime mission.”you can cite examples to illustrate the importance of lifelong learning. you should write at least 120 words but no more than180 words.
part ii 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.
a) they admire the courage of space explorers.
b) they enjoyed the movie on space exploration.
c) they were going to watch a wonderful movie.
d) they like doing scientific exploration very much.
2. a) at a gift shop.
b) at a graduation ceremony.
c) in the office of a travel agency.
d) in a school library.
3. a) he used to work in the art gallery.
b) he does not have a good memory.
c) he declined a job offer form the art gallery.
d) he is not interested in any part-time jobs.
4.a) susan has been invited to give a lecture tomorrow.
b) he will go to the birthday party after the lecture.
c) the woman should have informed him earlier.
d) he will be unable to attend the birthday party.
5.a) reward those having made good progress.
b) set a deadline for the staff to meet.
c) assign more workers to the project.
d) encourage the staff to work in small groups.
6. a) the way to the visitor’s parking.
b) the rate for parking in lot c.
c) how far away the parking lot is.
d) where she can leave her car.
7. a) he regrets missing the classes.
b) he plans to take the fitness classes.
c) he is looking forward to a better life.
d) he has benefited form exercise.
8.a) how to ? work efficiency.
b) how to select secretaries.
c)the responsibilities of secretaries.
d) the secretaries in the man’s company.
questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9.a) it is more difficult to learn than english.
b) it is used by more people than english.
c) it will be as commonly used as english.
d) it will eventually become a world language.
10.a) it has words words from many languages,
b) its popularity with the common people.
c) the influence of the british empire.
d) the effect of the industrial revolution.
11.a) it includes a lot of words form other languages.
b) it has a growing number of newly coined words,
c) it can be easily picked up by overseas travelers.
d) it is the largest among all languages in the world.
questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.a) to return some goods.
b) to apply for a job.
c) to place an order.
d) to make a complaint.
13. a) he has become somewhat impatient with the woman.
b) he is not familiar with the exact details of goods.
c) he has not worked in the sales department for long.
d) he works on a part-time basis for the company.
14. a) it is not his responsibility.
b) it will be free for large orders.
c) it costs 15 more for express delivery.
d) it depends on a number of factors.
15.a) report the information to her superior.
b) pay a visit to the saleswoman in charge.
c) ring back when she comes to a decision.
d) make inquiries with some other companies.
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 i with a single line through the centre.
questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. a) no one knows exactly where they were ??
b) no one knows for sure when thy came into being.
c) no one knows for what purpose they were ?
d) no one knows what they will ?????
17. a) carry ropes across rivers.
b) measure the speed of wind.
c) pass on secret messages.
d) give warnings of danger.
18. a) to protect houses against lightning.
b) to test the effects of the lightning rod.
c) to find out the strength of silk for kites.
d) to prove the lightning is electricity.