part i writing (30 minutes)
directions: for this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a letter to express your thanks to one of your friends who helped you most when you were in difficulty. you should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
part Ⅱ listening comprehension (25 minutes)
directions: in this section, you will hear three news reports. at the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. both the news report 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 1 with a single line through the centre.
questions 1 and 2 are based on the news report you have just heard.
1. a)the international labor organization’s key objective.
b)the basic social protection for the most vulnerable.
c)rising unemployment worldwide.
d)global economic recovery.
2. a)many countries have not taken measures to create enough jobs.
b)few countries know how to address the current economic crisis.
c)few countries have realized the seriousness of the current crisis.
d)many countries need support to improve their people’s livelihood.
questions 3 and 4 are based on the news report you have just heard.
3. a)serve standardized food nationwide.
b)put calorie information on the menu.
c)increase protein content in the food.
d)offer convenient food to customers.
4. a)they will be fined.
b)they will be closed.
c)they will get a warning.
d)they will lose customers.
questions 5 to 7 are based on the news report you have just heard.
5. a)inability to implement their business plans.
b)inability to keep turning out novel products.
c)lack of a successful business model of their own.
d)failure to integrate innovation into their business.
6. a)it is the secret to business success.
b)it is the creation of something new.
c)it is a magic tool to bring big rewards.
d)it is an essential part of business culture.
7. a)its hardworking employees.
b)its flexible promotion strategy.
c)its innovation culture.
d)its willingness to make investments.
directions: in this section, you will hear two long conversations. at the end of each conversations you will hear four questions. both the conversations and the question-s 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 1 with a single line through the centre.
questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
8. a)he’s got addicted to technology.
b)he is not very good at socializing.
c)he is crazy about text-messaging.
d)he does not talk long on the phone.
9. a)talk big.
b)talk at length.
c)gossip a lot.
10. a)he thought it was cool.
b)he needed the practice.
c)he wanted to stay connected with them.
d)he had an urgent message to send.
11. a)it poses a challenge to seniors.
b)it saves both time and money.
c)it is childish and unprofessional.
d)it is cool and convenient.
questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. a)he wants to change his job assignment.
b)he is unhappy with his department manager.
c)he thinks he deserves extra pay for overtime.
d)he is often singled out for criticism by his boss.
13. a)his workload was much too heavy.
b)his immediate boss did not trust him.
c)his colleagues often refused to cooperate.
d)his salary was too low for his responsibility.
14. a)he never knows how to refuse.
b)he is always ready to help others.
c)his boss has a lot of trust in him.
d)his boss has no sense of fairness.
15. a)put all his complaints in writing.
b)wait and see what happens next.
c)learn to say no when necessary.
d)talk to his boss in person first.