Part I Listening Comprehension (25 minutes, 30 marks)
Section A (5 marks)
In this section, you will hear five short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be read only once. After each question, there will be a pause. During the pause, read the three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1.What is the woman probably doing now?
1.She is writing an essay.
2.She is studying for a test.
3.She is shopping for shoes.
2.How did the woman feel according to the conversation?
1.She was relaxed
2.She was pleased
3.She was disappointed
3.What does the woman say about her presentation?
1.It’s far from being ready
2.She go to lot of information from the internet
3.She needs another week to get it ready
4.Where will the company probably hold the stuff party?
5.Which picture shows the corrections to the man’s name?
Section B (10 marks)
In this section, you will hear two long conversations. Each conversation will be read only once. At the end of each conversation, there will be a one-minute pause. During the pause, read the five questions, each with three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
6. What does the man want to talk to Ann about?
A.A holiday trip to YellowstonePark
B.A research project in YellowstonePark
C.A lecture by a professor who visited YellowstonePark
7. According to the man, why is the buffalo population increasing in YellowstonePark?
A. a lot of buffalo have come from neighbouring areas.
A.B. Fewer buffalo are dying of disease
B.C. It is easier now for the buffalo to find food in winter.
8. Why does the man think Ann would be interested in going to Yellowstone ?
A. She has been studying animal diseases
B. She is easier to visit YellowstonePark
C. She needs the money to continue her studies
9. What did the woman plan to do in July?
A. Work on her thesis
B. Have a holiday
C. Study the buffalo population
10. Where will the woman most probably spend the coming summer?
A. At the University of Wyoming
B. At YellowstoneNational Park
C. At her friend’s home in Wyoming.
11. What was Matt Ryan’s first job?
A. Doing holiday relief work at a television channel
B. Working part-time as a model
C. Taking pictures for a television station
12. What did Matt find interesting about the sixties?
A. The increasing number of comic books
B. The rapid advances in technology
C. The American space programme
13. Why were Matt’s models once used on news?
A. They presented better images than the real pictures
B. The spacecraft camera got damaged and failed to take any picture
C. The television studio was trying some new ideas
14. What was the name of the programme that marked the beginning of Matt’s TV career?
A. Strange Creatures.B. Time Traveller.C. Bright Star.
15. What did Matt do for the programme?
A. He made models.
B. He acted the part of a monster.
C. He filmed it.
Section C (5 marks)
In this section, you will hear five short news item. Each item will be read only once. After each item, there will be a pause. During the pause, read the question and the three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center
16. How many times has the National Hockey League allowed its players to take part in the Winter Olympics?
A. Five times.B. Three times.C. Twice.
17. Where was the Africa Cup of National held?
A. In Togo.B. In South Africa.C. In Angola.
18. What has caused a large number of people to flee their homes in northern Yemen?
A. An armed conflict.B. Lack of food.
C. Freezing temperatures.
19. Who is Emtiaz Sooliman?
A. A search and rescue specialist.B. Head of a South African foundation.
C. Leader of a local civic group.
20. What did the second stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives aim at?
A. Promoting international trade.
B. Boosting employment.
C. Expanding the private sector.
Section D (10 marks)
In this section, you are required to fill 10 blanks, each with NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS after listening to a short passage. The passage will be read twice. Remember to write the answers on the answer sheet.
uMost popular wooden toy: (21)
uThe wooden toy is for (22)
uOutput per (23):4,000 items
uAverage (24)time per box (25)minutes
uThe number of boxes in (26):1,000
uDate of the coming dispatch (27)
uCurrent number of (28):20
uNumber of staff working on the (29):40 staff
uAll staff do: (30)work
In this section, you will hear five short conversations. Each conversation will be read only once. After each conversation, there will be a pause. During the pause, read the question and the three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer.
1. M: The school’s English club is having a party on Saturday night. Can you come?
W: I would like to, but I work at a restaurant on weekends.
2. W: Michael, did you go to the lecture on the French Revolution last night? I have never heard such an interesting history lecture before.
M: Yes, wasn’t it marvelous? I’ve heard that the lecturer is a self-taught man with no university education.
3. W: So, did you have a good trip back from Bangkok, Kenny?
M: Yeah, not bad. The plane left on time for a change, but the stopover in Singapore was left an hour longer than scheduled, and then we took a long time to land ... Actually, I would walk out of customs two hours ago.
W: En... , I thought you were only an hour late!
4. M: Now, I’m going to start off by asking you a difficult question. Why would you like to get this post?
W: Well, first of all, I know your firm has a very good reputation. I’ve also heard that you offer good opportunities for promotion to the right person.
5. W: Now, I should have failed it yesterday, but it doesn’t seem to be here in “paid invoices” and that’s the right file. I don’t understand... it’s been paid.
M: Ah, what about this envelope on your chair?
W: Oh here it is! It’s in the right place but it’s attached to the receipt so I couldn’t see it.
In this section, you will hear two long conversations. Each conversation will be read only once. After each conversation, there will be a one-minute pause. During the pause, read the five questions, each with three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer.
M: Mm..., where do you recommend I stay? What’s the Holiday Inn like?
W: It’s nice there. It’s in the city centre and has all the usual business facilities. The service is the first class.
M: Oh, good. So I’ll get a room there. Now, what’s the best way to get to the hotel from the airport? Should I take a taxi?
W: Well, you can, but you don’t have to. The subway system is very good.
M: Mm..., can you tell me something about business hours there? I mean, what time are the banks open?
W: The banks? They open at half past eight and close at four thirty.
M: I see. And are they open on Saturdays, too?
W: I’m afraid not, and the shops close early on Saturdays, too. During the week they’re open until half past six, but on Saturdays they close at four.
M: At four! Right. Now, what’s the weather like at this time of year?
W: Well, it’s usually warm, but sometimes it turns cold and wet. So don’t forget to take some warm clothes and a raincoat. When are you going on this trip?
M: Oh, not until the middle of the month. The fifteenth, I think. Do you have any other advice for me?
W: No, nothing I can think of at the moment. It’s a nice country, peaceful and calm, and people are friendly. I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay there.
W: Can you sell yourself in two minutes? Go for it.
M: I have good qualifications and plenty of experiences. I am also responsible and diligent in any projects I undertake.
W: Why did you leave your last job?
M: I felt there was no opportunity for advancement there, and I’m hoping to get a better position.
W: What makes you think you would be successful in this position?
M: My graduate school training combined with my internship should qualify me for this particular job. I am sure I will be successful at it.
W: What personality traits do you admire?
M: I admire an honest, flexible and easy-going person who possesses the “can-do” spirit.
W: What leadership qualities did you develop as an administrator?
M: I’m good at motivating people and leading them to work together as a team.
W: What do you find frustrating in a work situation?
M: Sometimes narrow-minded people who are not receptive to new ideas make me feel frustrated.
W: How do you handle conflict with your colleagues?
M: I try to present my new ideas in a clear and civilized manner in order to get my points across.
W: We will let you know what we decide probably next Wednesday. I hope to give you a positive reply.
M: OK, thank you very much. Goodbye.
In this section, you will hear five short news items. Each item will be read only once. After each item, there will be a pause. During the pause, read the question and the three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer.
16. President Obasanjo said about 148 billion dollars were lost each year as a result of corruption. He described the loss as “monumental” and “preventable”, with extractive industries, such as oil and gas, among the worst hit.
17. Health officials say as many as eighty percent of deaths from chronic diseases could be prevented. They say an important tool for governments is to restrict the marketing of alcohol and tobacco to young people. Also, more programmes are needed to urge healthy eating and more physical activity.
18. The University Boat Race is a uniquely British institution but it’s taken on a distinctly international character. It dates back to 1829 and is now broadcast on television in more than a hundred countries. And of the sixteen rowers in the two boats, only five were British this year. It was the first time a French rower had taken part for at least a century. There were also four Americans, three Germans, two Canadians and an Australian.
19. The website Friends Reunited was started for fun in 1999 by a couple who were interested to know what their old school friends were doing. The project snowballed and by 2005, the site had 12 million members. One extraordinary fact is that Friends Reunited has never advertised, its success is entirely due to word-of-mouth.
20. Foucht is one of an estimated 60 million Americans who regularly suffer from insomnia, either because they are taking medication, or experiencing pain, or not eating right. Or according to Russell Rosenberg, who directs the Sleep Medicine Institute in Atlanta, Georgia—simply because they are living in the modern world.
In this section, you will hear a letter from Customer Service Duty Manager, British Airway which will be read twice. Fill in the blanks with the exact words or phrases you hear on the tape.
I am sorry for the disruption to your journey today. Your flight is BA0059 to Cape Town on 27th August. When flying over Morocco, your aircraft diverted to Barcelona with a medical emergency. Consequently the cabin crew are legally out of flying hours to continue on to Cape Town. The service has therefore returned to Heathrow to allow for a change of crew.
Your new departure time will be 6:00 pm on 28th August, arriving in Cape Town at 6:40 am on 29th August.
We have arranged accommodation for you at the Renaissance Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and athree-minutetelephone call will also be provided for you.
We suggest that you take your hold luggage with you when you go to the hotel. For your transport to the hotel, you will need to make your way to bus stop 15. This is located outside the main Terminal building.
Transport back to Heathrow Terminal 4 has been arranged for 2:15 pm. Please ensure you and your personal items are ready in the hotel lobby.
Check-in will be available on Zone A from 3:00 pm. Passengers travelling in First or Club World may check-in at Zone D or the First check-in zone immediately adjacent.
I don’t underestimate the inconvenience and frustration you have been caused. I can assure you we are doing our best to make your wait as comfortable and brief as possible. Thank you very much for your understanding.
Part I Listening Comprehension (30 marks) Section A (5 marks) 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. C 5. C Section B (10 marks) 6. B 7. C 8. A 9. A 10. B 11. A 12. C 13. B 14. C 15. A Section C (5 marks) 16. C 17. C 18. A 19. B 20. B Section D (10 marks) 21. train sets 22. the under-fives 23. month 24. packaging 25. five 26.storage 27. November 3rd 28. drivers 29. production lines 30. shift