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 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) Two blocks. B) Five blocks.
C) Three blocks. D) Four blocks.
A) He suggests that she buy the sweater in another color.
B) He suggests that she buy a jacket instead of the sweater.
C) He suggests that she buy the sweater at its original price.
D) He suggests that she buy the sweater on Friday.
A) It was cleaned.
B) There was a large sale.
C) The employees had to work very late.
D) There was a robbery.
A) Be a bad boy.
B) Eat too fast.
C) Go to a game.
A) A salesman.
B) A telephone repairman.
C) A plumber.
D) An electrician.
A) She didn’t understand what Eva was saying.
B) Eva should have been more active.
C) Eva didn’t seem to be nervous at all during her presentation.
D) Eva needs training in public speaking lessons.
A) Whether to change his job.
B) Asking for a higher salary.
C) Accepting a new secretary.
D) Getting a better position.
A) He could help her with the problems.
B) He could go out together with her.
C) She should go out for a while.
D) She should do the problems herself.
A) He objects her visit.
B) The class is not worth visiting.
C) To visit his class next Monday.
D) The students will have their examination next Monday.
A) At the railway station.
B) At the customs.
C) At the police station.
D) At the post office.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) The national department of education.
B) School boards.
C) Public schools in the United States.
D) Local control of school.
A) Public schools are not the same throughout the United States.
B) The school board members are not professional education.
C) The federal department is not the same as a department of education in many other countries.
D) The members of the school board serve without pay.
13. A) He governs the local school district.
B) He carries out policies of the governing board.
C) He selects the superintendent of a school.
D) He runs the business of the school.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) The local Sunday newspaper.
B) The local Saturday newspaper.
C) The local Friday newspaper.
D) Not mentioned in this passage.
A) Because the traveling expenses are high.
B) Because the rents are too high for most people.
C) Because it is easier to get familiar with the area.
D) Because it is easier to join in the life of a city.
A) The farther you live outside the city, the lower the rents will be.
B) Traveling to and from is as expensive as living in the city.
C) Many people start to look for houses from Saturday morning.
D) In many cities the Sunday newspaper can be obtained late Saturday night.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Nine out of ten.
B) One third.
C) Even out of thirty.
D) One fourth.
A) The cat can reach their terminal speed.
B) The cat does not change its final speed.
C) His legs spread out and muscles absorb more force of impact.
D) He will slow down and reduce the damage.
A) Cats can change their position while falling.
B) The force of impact with the ground over four legs is spread.
C) Cats can land on their feet after falling.
D) Their muscles can absorb more of the force of impact.
20. A) Nine out of ten cats have a better chance of survival.
B) What is the significance of the seventh floor?
C) What’s the cats’ terminal speed?
D) Most cats can survive when falling.