Listen to the following passage．Altogether the passage will be read to you four times．During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning．For the second and third readings，the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase，with intervals of 15 seconds．The last reading will be done at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work．You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more．
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE．
PART II LISTENING COMPREHENSION[20 MIN]
In Sections A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow．Mark the best answer to each question on Answer Sheet Two．
SECTION A CONVERSATIONS
In this section you will hear several conversations．Listen to the conversations carefully and then answer the questions that follow．
Questions l to 3 are based on the following conversation．At the end of the conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the conversation.
l．The Ethical Consumer Research Association will provide information to shoppers on
2．According to the conversation，an ethical shopper should
A．ask for others’advice before buying things．
B．consider the worth of something to be bought．
C．postpone buying things whenever possible．
D．search for things that are less costly．
3．According to the conversation，ethical shoppers can be best described as
Questions 4 to 7 are based on the following conversation．At the end of the conversation，you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the conversation．
4．Which of the following statements is CORRECT about Mary?
A．She is enjoying her language study．
B．She is enjoying her management study．
C．She is not feeling very well at the moment．
D．She is not happy about her study pressure．
5．What does Mary think of the course initially?
A．It is useful．B．It is difficult．
C．It is challenging．D．It is interesting．
6．What is Mary’s problem of living in a family house?
A．She dislikes the food she eats．B．She is unable to sleep well．
C．She has no chance to make friends．D．She finds the rent high．
7．Which of the following is Mr．Davies’advice?
A．To tryto make more friends．
B．To try to change accommodation．
C．To spend more time on English．
D．To stop attending language classes．
Questions 8 to 10 are based on the following conversation．At the end of the conversation，you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the conversation．
8．According to the conversation，the day is special because
A．many people are surfing the net on that day．
B．it is an anniversary of the internet．
C．the net brought about no changes until that day．
D．big changes will take place on that day．
9．We learn from the conversation that people
A．cannot Jive without the internet．
B．cannot work without the internet．
C．all use the internet to keep in touch．
D．have varied opinions about internet use．
10．At the end of the conversation．the speakers talk about
A．the future of the internet．
B．the type of office furniture．
C．when changes will come．
D．how people will use the internet．
SECTION B PASSAGES
In this section，you will hear several passages．Listen to the passages carefully and then answer the questions that follow．
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage．At the end of the passage, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the passage．
11．In order to open a bank account，you need to produce____in addition to your passport．
A．a library cardB．a registration form
C．a telephone billD．a receipt
12．Which of the following might NOT be included in the‘utility bill’?
13．According to the passage，what can one do in the post office?
A．Getting contact details．B．Obtaining tax forms．
C．Paying housing rents．D．Applying for loans．
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the following passage．At the end of the passage, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the passage．
14．According to the passage，‘scheduling’means that you
A．need to be efficient in work．
B．plan your work properly．
C．try to finish work ahead of time．
D．know how to work in teams．
15．According to the passage, one of the activities to relax could be
A．protecting wild animals．
B．spending time with your family．
C．learning how to read efficiently．
D．learning how to do gardening．
16．One of the ways to reduce stress is to
A．do better than anyone else．
B．fulfill high ambitions in one's work．
C．work and have reasonable aims．
D．start with a relatively low aim．
17．According to the passage，to reduce stress has something to do with the following EXCEPT
A．one's position．B．one's interest．
C．one's health．D．one's mood．
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the following passage．At the end of the passage, you will be
given 15 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the passage．
18．According to the passage，new words tend to come from
A．world politics．B．advances in science．
C．areas of life．D．all the above．
19．The passage explains the larger and richer vocabulary of English mainly from a viewpoint．
20．According to the passage，which of the following statements best describes the English
A．It is outdated in grammar．
B．It accepts new words from science．
C．It has begun taking in new words．
D．It tends to embrace new words．
SECTION CNEWS BROADCAST
In this section，you will hear several news items．Listen to them carefully and then answer the
questions that follow．
Questions 21 and 22 are based OH the following news．At the end of the news item，you will be
given 10 seconds to answer the questions．Now listen to the news．
21．Where was the marble statue found?
A．Out in the sea．B．Inside a bath house．
C．On a cliff along the coast．D．On the coast outside Jerusalem．
22．Which of the following best describes the condition of the statue?
A．It was incomplete．B．It was recent artwork．
C．It was fairly tall．D．It was in pieces．
Questions 23 and 24 are based on the following news．At the end of the news item．you will be given 10 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the news．
23．The rescue efforts concentrated mainly on
A．the U．S．-Canada borderB．snow-stricken regions．
24．According to the news，the last group of people might have been stranded in their vehicles
for more than ____ hours before being rescued．
Questions 25 and 26 are based on the following news．At the end of the news item, you will be
given 10 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the news．
25．According to the 2006 anti-smoking restrictions，smoking was NOT allowed in
26．According to the news，which of the following groups reacts negatively to the new law?
A．Television producers．B．Hotel owners．
C．Medical workers．D．Hospital management．
Questions 27 and 28 are based on the following news．At the end of the news item，you will be
given 10 seconds to answer the questions．Now, listen to the news．
27．According to the news，who first discovered the fraud?
A．A client．B．A bank manager．
C．The police．D．Bank headquarters．
28．When did the bank employee hand himself in?
A．A month before the fraud was discovered．
B．A day before the fraud was discovered．
C．A day after the police launched investigation．
D．A month after he transferred the money．
Question 29 is based on the following news．At the end of the news item, you will be given 5 seconds to answer the question．Now, listen to the news．
29．What is this news item mainly about?
A．How to open Hotmail accounts．
B．How to retrieve missing e-mails．
C．New e-mail service by Microsoft．
D．Problems and complaints about e-mails．
Question30 is based on the following news．At the end of the news item, you will be given 5 seconds to answer the question．Now, listen to the news．
30．Compared with 2009，which of the following figures remained about the same in 2010?
A．Number of tickets sold．B．Box office revenues．
C．Attendance rate．D Number of cinemas．
Nowadays many of us try to live in a way that will damage the environment as little as possible. We recycle our newspapers and bottles; we take public transport to get to work; and we try to buy locally produced fruit and vegetables. And we want to take these attitudes on holiday with us. This is why alternative forms of tourism are becoming popular in the world. There are lots of names for these new forms of tourism: responsible tourism, nature tourism, adventure tourism, educational tourism and more.
Although everyone may have a different definition, most people agree that these new forms of tourism should do the following: first, they should conserve the wildlife and culture of the area; second, they should benefit the local people; third, they should make a profit without destroying natural resources; and finally they should provide an experience that tourists want to pay for.