Section I: Listening ComprehensionThis section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection 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 answer the questions in your test booklet, NOT on the ANSWER SHEET. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto your ANSWER SHEET1.
If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test is 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 15 seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.
Example:You will hear:W: Could 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 conductorB. a clerk at the airportC. a taxi driverD. 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 booklet.Sample Answer[A] [■] [C] [D]
1. M: That's a nice dress you're wearing.W: Thank you. My father gave it to me as a birthday present. He knows red's myfavourite colour.
1. What are they talking about?A. their best friendB. their favourite colourC. the clothes the woman is wearingD. a present the man has bought
2. W: Mike, there's not much left in the refrigerator.M: Well, I might be able to pick up a few things after work, but I have to be back rather late today.W: In that case, we'll make do with a meal out at McDonald's.M: OK. See you there at 8:00.
2. What do they decide to do?A. The man will bring some food back for dinner.B. They will go to their friend's home for supper.C. The woman will fill the refrigerator before supper.D. They will eat out for dinner.
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 15 seconds to answer each question by choosing A, B, C or D. You will hear each conversation ONLY ONCE. Mark your answers in your test booklet.
Questions 1 to 4 are based on a talk by a speaker about his hobbies.
W: Well, Mr. Smith, we have had an interesting discussion about your work. Now, tell us something about your after work activities.
M: I guess not from everyone else. I'm interested in sport, and I run about 3 miles every day. I particularly enjoy cross-country running, where you have to run across fields, jump over streams and so on. While I'm running I think about all sorts of things, and at the end of a run I'm sometimes surprised to find that I've managed to solve a problem that was on my mind.
Next year I'm going to try the London Marathon. It's a long, hard race-26 miles, or 42 kilometers-and you have to be tough to finish, but I very much want to do it. I worry a bit about getting old, and I'd like to prove to myself that I'm still almost as fit as I was twenty years ago.
I 'm interested in climbing as well as running. I'll never become an expert climber, but I know what I'm doing in the mountains. I successfully completed a course in snow and ice climbing when I was younger, and I've done a series of easy climbs in the Alps during the last few years. My wife doesn't share my interest in Mountains. She agreed to go climbing with me once, but she found that she felt ill as soon as she got above 1,000 meters, so we decide to follow different hobbies.
W: You certainly seem to enjoy various types of recreation. All right, Mr. Smith. Thanks for your interesting talk.
1. What are the man's hobbies?A. running and thinking B. running and jumpingC. running and climbing D. running and skiing
2. What is the main reason that the man runs every day?A. to think out some difficult problemsB. to do some cross-country runningC. to finish a course in physical trainingD. to keep fit and healthy
3. What is the next year?A. enter for the London MarathonB. do a cross-country runningC. climb the Alps with his wifeD. complete a course in snow and ice climbing
4. What is the speaker's main topic?A. training for a professional athleteB. his ways of physical trainingC. how to do cross country runningD. how to do mountain climbing