In this section, you will hear five short conversations. Each conversations will be read only once. At the end of each conversation, there will be a twenty-second pause, read the question and the there 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 centre.
1.What does the man want to do?
A.Get something to eat now.
B.Find a quiet place that shows games.
C.Watch the next game with the woman.
2.Why does not the man have a MySpace account?
A.He is not skilled at using computer.
B.All of the instruction are in English
C.The woman won not teach him.
3.How long does the woman plan to try teleworking
A.For a few days.
B.For a few weeks.
C.For a few months.
4.What does the man hope will happen?
A.The price of cell phone novels will go down.
B.The novel’s author will writer longer stories.
C.The woman will tell him ho the story ends.
5.what is the woman going to do next?
A.turn on her computer.
B.Go for a walk with peter.
C.Visit her new neighbors.
Section B (10 marks)
In this section, you will hear two long conversations. Each conversation will be read only once.At the end each conversation, there will be a one minute pause. During the pause, read the questions, each with three choices marked A, B and C, and decide which is the best answer. Thenmark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the centre.
6.What did Jack do over the summer?
A.He studied very hard.
B.He took a summer class.
C.He visited one of his teachers.
7.What does Jack think of Ms Wellington as a teacher?
8.Why is Ms Wellington’s class hard?
A.Her exams are difficult.
B.She does not give students the help they need.
C.She makes do lots of work.
9.Why is Mrs. Griffin going to the city where the hotel is located?
A.He is on holiday.
B.He’s on a business trip
C.He is going to a conference.
10. How many times has Mrs. Griffin stayed at the Sunrise Hotel?
C. Three times.
11. Where is Mrs. Griffin form?
B. New Zealand.
12. What is Mrs. Griffin’s passport number?
13. What kind of room does Mrs. Griffin want?
A. A single room for two nights.
B. A double room for two nights.
C. A single room for one night.
14. When will Mrs. Griffin arrive at Sunrise Hotel?
A. at 9:15 pm
B. at 9:35 pm
C. at 10:00 pm
15. What food will be put into Mrs. Griffin’s room?
A. a sandwich with fries.
B. a cheese sandwich.
C. a burger with chips.
Section C (5Marks)
16. What does the Associated Press ask editor and news directors to do?
A. vote for the top stories of the year.
B. describe the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
C. writes about the 11 workers killed in the explosion
17. Where are the doctors and technology experts from?
A. New York.
18. For how long does President Obama agree to extend the tax cuts?
A. for four years
B. for three years
C. for two years.
19. How many people in the world don’t have enough to eat,according to the report?
A. more than one billion.
B. some six hundred million.
C. nearly nine hundred million
20. What have astronomers recently discovered?
A. there are unknown plants in older galaxies.
B. there are many galaxies in the universe
C. there are a lot more red dwarf in older galaxies
Section D (10 marks)
In the section, you will hear a short passage. There are 10 missing words phrases. Fill in the blanks with the exact words or phrases you hear. Remember to write the answer on the answer sheet
What do you do if you don’t get your first choice university? This ____ faces thousands of British every year. Many such_____ turn to Clearing, a service that helps find university places for students at the last moment. If they don’t have the marks to get into their____, Clearing tells them about places available at other university, though they might have to read a difficult subject.
This year has seen a record number of people applying to university. This, combined with the _____________________,an uncertain job market, and budget cuts at university, product even more of a scramble for places than usual. Some sources say six students have applied for each remaining___________________________ place
The British University Admissions Service, UCAS, says up to a quarter of this year’s university applicants-almost 190000 people-have not been admitted into a____________________________. That is an increase of over 46000 students from last year.
Faced with these figure, some British students might consider an interesting alternative:_____________________________. The University of Nottingham for is offering place at its campuses in Ningbo, near Shanghai, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Students at these institutions can earn University of Nottingham degrees, according, engineering and English. Similarly, the University of Bolton says it has unlimited places at its campus in the United Arab Emirates.
To deal with these problems, the UK’s Higher Education Minister, David Willet’s, is encouraging students who have not made the grade to consider alternatives to university, such as _______________________and studying at home.
“There are arrange of options available, “he says. “people can reapply next year, so they should consider spending this year in a way that will add positively to their CVs. Getting _____________________or other skills will strengthen their chances next year.” Some commentators say, though that rising university costs, poor long-term_______________________, and a drop in graduate recruitment mean this the worst time to be a university student in the UK.
Part I Listening Comprehension(30 marks) Section A (5 marks) 1.C 2.A 3.C 4.B 5.A Section B (10 marks) 6.A 7.B 8.C 9.B 10. A 11. C 12. C 13. A 14. C 15. B Section C (5 marks) 16.A 17.B 18.C 19.A 20.C section D (10 marks) 21. dilemma 22. candidates 23. institution of first choice 24. weak economy 25. undergraduate 26. degree course 27. studying abroad 28. apprenticeships 29.practical work experience 30. job prospects