Directions: In this section, you will hear six conversations between two speakers. For each conversation, there are several questions and each question is followed by three choices marked A, B and C. Listen carefully and then choose the best answer for each question.
You will hear each conversation TWICE.
1. Where is the man going?
A. Kennedy.B. London.C. New York.
2. When should the man arrive at the airport?
A. By 8:15.B. By 9:00.C. By 9:25.
3. What is the woman doing?
A. Taking a taxi.B. Doing shopping.C. Waiting for the man.
4. Where are the two speakers going to meet?
A. At home.B. In a shop.C. In a restaurant.
5. What is the woman looking for?
A. A pan.B. Carrots.C. Tomatoes.
6. What will the speakers probably have tonight?
A. French fries.B. Noodles.C. Fried chicken.
7. What will the project focus on?
A. A dog.B. A fish.C. A cat.
8. What can we know about John?
A. He has conducted the survey.
B. He is making cards now.
C. He will do the introduction.
9. Who can handle the summarizing?
A. Carol.B. Tom.C. Mary.
10. What can we know about the woman’s vacation?
A. She will stay on the beaches.
B. She will go camping in the jungle.
C. She will spend 3 weeks in South Africa.
11. Which does the woman need to bring?
A. A map.B. A tent.C. Some clothes.
12. Who will prepare the meals?
A. The man.B. The guide.C. The woman.
13. What are the two speakers doing?
A. Discussing a lecture.B. Visiting a museum.C. Attending a party.
14. Which job has Jane applied for?
A. Salesgirl.B. Waitress.C. Volunteer.
15. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Teacher and student.B. Father and daughter.C. Classmates.
Section B (7.5 marks)
Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. Listen carefully and then fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Fill in each blank with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.
You will hear the short passage TWICE.
Conversation One M: What flights do you have from New York to London at around nine tomorrow morning？ W: One moment, please. Okay we've got a nonstop flight leaving Kennedy at 9:25. M: Well, when should I get to the airport then? W: Try to be there by 8:15. M: Alright. One single ticket. First class please.
Conversation Two W: Hello! M: Hi! Jacy. Where are you? Are you at home? W: No, I’m in a taxi. I just went shopping with my mom. I’ll be there in about 10 minutes. M: Okay. I’ll wait for you. I’ll read the menu first. W: Alright. See you.
Conversation Three W: Where is the pan? I need to start preparing dinner. M: I put it in the usual spot. What are we having tonight? W: I am not sure. Something healthy like tomatoes or carrots. M: I’d like some French fries, or fried chicken, dear. W: We’ll do that tomorrow but for today let’s make some noodles, okay? M: Well, in that case I'll have whatever you're having.
Conversation Four M: Hi, Carol. Are you ready to start our project about keeping pets? W: Yes, John. What kind of pets should we focus on? M: Tom and I are thinking of a cat or a dog. Which do you prefer? W: Well, I don't know much about either of them. What about fish? M: That's a good idea. I’ll ask Tom to help. You do the survey. W: Sure. What else should we discuss, John? M: I think we should make some cards so we don't forget what we're saying during the presentation. W: Sounds great, but I hate speaking in public so I prefer not to do the introduction. M: I don't mind at all. I’ll do that. W: I'm sure Mary can handle the summarizing. M: That’s settled.
Conversation Five M: Have you decided to go on vacation? W: Yeah. I'm going to spend two weeks in South Africa. M: Wow, that's great. Two weeks on the beach. W: Actually, I'm not going to the beaches. They’re too crowded this time of year. So I'm going camping in the jungle instead. M: That sounds different. Er, what do you need to bring? W: Just some clothes. The tour company provides everything like maps, hats and tents. M: What about food? W: I think the guide will prepare our meals. M: Sounds like it'll be a great vacation. W: Yeah, I'm really looking forward to it.
Conversation Six M: Hi, Jane! W: How are you, Mr. Martin? M: Fine. It’s nice to see you. So, are you enjoying the party? W: Yeah, it’s great. The music, the food, everything. M: How time flies! I can't believe all you kids are graduating and this might be the last time I see some of you for a long time. W: Yeah, and I'll never forget your interesting lectures and your sense of humour. M: Thanks. Er… Do you have any plans for the summer before you go to college? W: I’ve applied for a job in a supermarket as a salesgirl. Do you happen to know anyone else with plans for the vocation? M: Lisa is applying for a part-time job in a restaurant and Tim is going to be a volunteer in a museum. W: Oh, excuse me. Tim seems to be leaving. I've got to talk to him. M: Goodbye.
Mini talk Good morning. Today I'd like to talk about how to become a confident speaker. Confidence, as we all know, is a very important element in learning to speak English. How can you sound more confident when you speak English? First, speak often. The more often you speak, the easier it becomes. Try to think of people you can talk to in English or places where English is spoken a lot. You need to put yourself in a position where you need to speak. Second, relax and think about the message. It’s easy to get nervous if you only focus on the grammar rules when you're speaking. The key to relaxing when you are speaking is to talk about something that you find interesting. Third, practice what you want to say. If you are nervous, try to practice what you want to say to yourself a few times. It can make you more confident. Okay, that's all for today. Goodbye.
Now you have 2 min. to write your answer on your answer sheet. This is the end of listening comprehension.