Listening Comprehension(20 minutes)
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), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
A）Doctor and patient.
B) Passenger and bus driver.
C) Daughter and mother.
D) Customer and merchant.
A) His awake all night.
B) He wants to play his recorder at night.
C) The present room is too expensive.
D) He needs a quieter place to live in.
A) She had to agree that her husband watches the game.
B) She doesn’t mind her husband’s watching the game.
C) She can do very much the game.
D) She wants very much to watch the game herself.
A) The teacher postponed the conference.
B) There won’t be a test this afternoon.
C) The students will be attending the conference.
D) The students postponed the science test themselves.
A) He feels sorry for those students.
B) He considers the punishment excessive.
C) He thinks it good to punish the students.
D) He disapproves of what the professor did.
A) At the party.
B) Back from the trip.
C) Back at home.
D) Still on the trip.
A) He’ll make up his mind tomorrow.
B) Shirley’s leaving tomorrow.
C) Shirley will find a way to go.
D) He’s been unable to ask Shirley.
A) He’s afraid to work at night.
B) He’s afraid the work will be really hard.
C) He doesn’t want to work tomorrow night.
D) He can’t find the way out of the student center.
A) She’s always running.
B) She’s still in the race.
C) She feels very comfortable.
D) She still has a temperature.
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 S8 to S10 you are required to fill in 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.
It’s (11)______ possible not to read advertisements these days. And what fun they often are, too! Just think what a
railway station or a newspaper would be like (12)______advertisements. Would you enjoy gazing at a (13)______ wall or reading railway (14)______while waiting for a train? Would you like to read only closely-printed (15)______of news in your daily paper? A cheerful, (16)______advertisement makes such a(17)______ to a dull wall or a newspaper full of the daily ration of disasters.
We must not forget, either, that advertising makes a positive contribution to our pockets. Newspapers, commercial radio and
television companies couldn’t survive without this source or revenue. (18)______. Just think what a newspaper would cost if we had to pay its full price!
Another thing we mustn’t forget is the small “ads” which are in virtually every newspaper and magazine. (19)______!
Just about anything can be accomplished through these column (20)______. No other item in a newspaper provides such
entertaining reading or offers such a deep insight into human nature. It’s the best advertisement for advertising there is!
11. hardly 12. without 13. blank 14. by-laws
15. columns 16. witty 17. difference
18. We don’t pay much to what we read or watch, for some of the cost has been pa
id by advertisers.
19. Small advertisements play a tremendously/very useful service for the communi
20. We can do a various things in newspapers. For example/instance, we can find
a job, sell a house, announce a birth, marriage or death.