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) At the department store.
B) At the office.
C) In the restaurant.
D) In .
A) He is upset.
B) He is disappointed.
C) He is confident.
D) He is worried.
A) It’s too high.
B) It’s acceptable.
C) It’s cheap indeed.
D) The woman should have bargained for it.
A) At two o’clock.
B) At three o’clock.
C) At four o’clock.
D) At five o’clock.
A) Shop assistant and customer.
B) Post clerk and customer.
C) Store .
D) Waitress and customer.
A) To park the car.
B) To take pictures.
C) To take her to the park.
D) To have a look at the sight.
A) His girlfriend complained of his going to the party without her.
B) He was together with her girlfriend yesterday.
C) He has been busy dating his girlfriend these days.
D) He brought his girlfriend to the party.
A) She regretted having bought the second-hand car.
B) It is unnecessary to rent another house.
C) They should sell their second-hand car and buy a new one.
D) They can afford a second-hand car.
A) She loves the film too.
B) She doesn’t think much of the film.
C) She asks the man to repeat his words.
D) It’s not as good as she expected.
A) Go outing with his wife.
B) Work for extra hours.
C) Stay at home with his wife.
D) Go outing with his boss.
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.
The lack of persistence is the reason most people fail in attaining their goals. Many organizational analysts and (S1)____ consultants consider persistence to be the (S2) ____ key to success at both the organizational and (S3) ____ level.Success (S4) ____ comes easily on the first try. What (S5)____ the successful from the unsuccessful is persistence.
Successful people also fail (S6)____ but they do not let their failures (S7)____ their spirit. (S8)_________. And again. And again. Until they succeed. (S9)_______, usually passing the blame on to someone or something else, and learn nothing from their experience other than perfecting their scapegoating techniques. Successful people expect periodic defeats, learn what went wrong and why, don’t waste time looking for someone to blame, make necessary adjustments, and try again. (S10)_______.
If you are not persistent, you will almost certainly fail.
(S1) career (S2) ultimate (S3) personal (S4) seldom
(S5) separates (S6) occasionally (S7) defeat
(S8) Successful people learn from defeats, revise their strategy as needed and try again
(S9) Unsuccessful people try something one or two times and when it fails they give up
(S10) If you are persistent, you will almost inevitably succeed