Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 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 spoken only once.
After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding
A) Talk to his sister.
B) Look at a map.
C) Go on a diet.
D) Tell the man why.
A) Do whatever has been planned.
B) Have a picnic and go camping.
C) Eat out and see a play.
D) Go to the beach.
A) The weather was better.
B) The weather was a little bit warmer.
C) The weather was a little bit colder.
D) The weather was cooler than expected.
A) Mr. Steward is honest.
B) Mr. Steward looks honest.
C) Mr. Steward looks dishonest.
D) Mr. .
A) He did quite well with it.
B) He has money problem now.
C) He is in need of qualified staff.
D) He could not carry it on any more.
6. A) ＄2.00. B) ＄6.00. C) ＄4.00. D) ＄5.00.
A) They will spend the summer in Italy.
B) They are both from Europe.
C) They are both students.
D) They are both interested in art.
A) Not getting what she wants.
B) A custom that is new to her.
C) Calling up customers.
D) Some of her good friends.
A) One of her friends was absent from the party.
B) All her friends were present at the party.
C) Not all her friends came to the party.
D) All her friends took partners to the party.
A) She should do more careful work.
B) She is not concerned about George’s remarks.
C) George is not concerned about her remarks.
D) George shouldn’t have said so much about her work.
Section B Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time. You should listen carefully for its general idea. Then listen to the passage again. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to S7 with the exact words you have just heard. For
blanks numbered from S8 to S10 you are required to fill in the missing information. You can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
If parents bring up a child with the aim of turning the child into a-S1- , they will cause a-S2-. According to several leading-S3- psychologists, this is one of the biggest mistakes which ambitious parents make. Generally, the child will be only too-S4- of what the parent expects, and will fail. Unrealistic parental expectations can cause great -S5- to children. However, if parents are not too unrealistic about what they expect their children to do, but are
ambitious in a sensible way, the child may -S6- in doing very well — especially if the parents are very -S7- of their child. Michael Li is very lucky. -S8- .
Although Michael’s mother knows very little about music, Michael’s father plays the trumpet in a large orchestra. However, he never makes Michael enter music competitions if he is unwilling.
Michael’s friend, Winston Chen, however, is not so lucky -S9- . They want their son to be as successful as they are and so they enter him in every piano competition held. They are very unhappy when he does not win. -S10 - Winston’s father tells him. Winston is always afraid that he will disappoint his parents and now he always seems quiet and unhappy.