Section A Directions: In Section A; you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1.A. At a train station. B. At an airport C. At a travel agency D. At a bus station. 2.A. $5. B. $10. C. $15. D. $50. 3.A. Receptionist and guest. B. Salesperson and customer. C. Doctor and patient. D. Waiter and diner. 4.A. Excited. B. Dissatisfied.C. Bored.D. Exhausted. 5.A. Her hair has changed. B. She isn’t satisfied with her hair style. C. She prefers to wear long hair. D. The man has changed his hair style. 6.A. It is too early to watch the Talent Show. B. He will go to bed in five minutes. C. He would rather watch TV than go to bed. D. He is old enough to stay up. 7.A. She has got everything ready. B. She never hesitates over what to take. C. She hates packing by herself. D. She needs more time for packing. 8.A. They should wait for John for a while. B. They should stay here for the night. C. They should start the meeting right away. D. They should call John at once. 9.A. She is unwilling to move into a new flat. B. Her neighbors get along well with her. C. She can’t tell the man why she is moving. D. Her neighbors usually play their TV loud. 10.A. Ask for directions. B. Try a different route. C. Go back for the map. D. Cancel their trip.
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked to questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper decide which one would be the blest answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. A political system. B. Religion. C. Working language. D. Race. 12. A. Discuss current issues. B. Join in a writing competition. C. Attend an arts and crafts competition. D. Celebrate their friendship. 13. A. The Commonwealth Games. B. An important holiday. C. The Commonwealth members. D. An international association.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following news. 14. A. Equipping students with knowledge. B. Qualifying students for certain jobs. C. Developing students’ habits of mind. D. Helping students to go to graduate school. 15. A. The ability to have critical analysis. B. Creative use of leisure time. C. Logical use of information. D. Willingness to accept uncertainty. 16. A. Goals to reach in a college education. B. Roles of knowledge in students’ growth. C. Qualifications needed for a job. D. Importance of after-class activities.
Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Part A: Short conversations
W: It’s nice of you to come here to pick me up, Mr. Smith.
M: Don’t mention it. How was the flight?
Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?
W: I wonder if there is a service charge for our meal.
M: I think so. The menu says the service charge is 10 percent.
Q: How much is the service charge if the food costs 50 dollars?
M: Here is your room key and the check out time is 12 noon.
W: Thank you for reminding me.
Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
W: Sorry, sir, we are working on your order now and will be delivering it soon.
M: Soon? How soon is soon?
Q: How does the man feel
M: Hi, Jane, it’s been ages. You haven’t changed a bit.
W: Except for the hair.
Q: What does the woman mean?
W: Ok , Matthew, time for bed.
M: Mom, the Talent Show is starting in 5 minutes.
Q: what does the man mean?
M: Hi, Janny, how are you getting on with your packing.
W: I am still deciding what to take with me.
Q: What can we learn about Janny?
M: Everybody is here except John. Shall we start the meeting?
W: If we wait for John, we might be here all night.
Q: What does the woman mean?
M: I am glad to find you are moving.
W: I can’t tell you how happy I am. I won’t have to listen to my neighbour’s TV.
Q: What can we learn about the woman?
M: We left the road map home.
W: Since we haven’t gone very far, we might just as well turn around.
Q: What might the speakers do? Part B: passages
The Commonwealth is a group of 54 countries. The member states all use English as a common working language, and have similar legal and education systems but represent nearly every religion, race and political system on the planet. The Commonwealth is active in a huge number of areas such as health and economics. The Heads of Government Meeting is held every two years, where the leaders of the member states get together to discuss current issues. Commonwealth Day is held in the second week of March every year, when Commonwealth citizens, particularly children, have a chance to celebrate their friendship.
The Commonwealth also hosts sporting and arts events. There is an annual writers prize, and a yearly arts and crafts competition. Perhaps the most well-known event sponsored by the organisation is the Commonwealth Games, which is held every four years in one of the member countries. The games have gained another name 'the Friendly Games' because of their reputation for good-natured competitiveness.
11. What do the menber states of the Commonwealth have in common?
12. What do people do on Commonwealth Day?
13. What is the passage mainly about?
There is a popular belief that a college education is something to be endured in order to become qualified to obtain certain kinds of jobs or go to graduate school. This is not what we are trying to do at Harvard.
The most obvious goal of a college education is to give knowledge, but it is far from the most important. Remarkably few of the facts you learn here will remain in your memory for many years, and some of those that do might be proved false by new knowledge. A Harvard, we have looked to other things we can give that will last a little longer. Among these things are certain habits of mind—such as the ability to have more critical analysis, to make more accurate and logical use of information and so forth.
In addition to these habits of thought, it is our hope that we can help you develop certain attitudes of mind--a willingness to accept uncertainty, and the lack of definite truths
Beyond giving these intellectual qualities, a college should try to lay a foundation for the creative use of leisure time,which can be cultivated in the classroom.Yet the cultivation of these abilities will also occur outside the classroom, such as on sports fields, in music rooms and so on.
14. Which of the following is regarded as the most important in Harvard?
15. Which quality below can be both cultivated inside and outside a classroom?
16. What is the speech mainly about? Part C: Longer conversations
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
M: Good morning. Green Saints.
W: Hello. My name is Marry White and I want to complain about a seafood restaurant.
M: Okay. Can I take down your telephone number?
W: My phone number is 655038
M: Good. So what would you like to complain about?
W: Actually, two things. First, the restaurant dumps its rubbish on the street.And you can imagine what that attracts----rats.
M: Right, I got that. And the second problem?
W: The restaurant doesn’t put bottles and cans in recycling bins. It’s not responsible.
M: Got it. What’s the address of the seafood restaurant?
W: It’s 449, Shanghai Street.
M: Okay. We’ll look into it and call you back.
W: Thank you. Bye bye.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
W: What’s the article about?
M: It’s basically about memory. It says you’ve got 3 memories—short term, medium term and long term.
M: They say the short term memory lasts only a few seconds. So you just sort of read something. You remember the beginning of a sentence just until you get to the end of the sentence.
M: And then the medium term memory. The example they give is something like trying to remember that you’ve got to buy bread.
W: Like sort of a shopping list of things to do.
M: Yeah. After you buy the bread, you don’t need to store that memory. It’s just erased.
W: Just sort of day-to-day management.
M: Er. Then long term memory. They are talking about major events happening in your life, such as your wedding.