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Part III Listing Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line though the centre.

注意:此部分答题在答题卡2上作答。
11.
A) Plan his budget carefully.
B) Give her more information.
C) Ask someone else for advice.
D) Buy a gift for his girlfriend.

12.
A) She'll have some chocolate cake.
B) She'll take a look at the menu.
C) She'll go without dessert.
D) She'll prepare the dinner.

13.
A) The man can speak a foreign language.
B) The woman hopes to improve her English.
C) The woman knows many different languages.
D) The man wishes to visit many more countries.

14.
A) Go to the library.
B) Meet the woman.
C) See Professor Smith.
D) Have a drink in the bar.

15.
A) She isn't sure when Professor Bloom will be back.
B) The man shouldn't be late for his class.
C) The man can come back sometime later.
D) She can pass on the message for the man.

16.
A) He has a strange personality.
B) He's got emotional problems.
C) His illness is beyond cure.
D) His behavior is hard to explain.

17.
A) The tickets are more expensive than expected.
B) The tickets are sold in advance at half price.
C) It's difficult to buy the tickets on the spot.
D) It's better to buy the tickets beforehand.

18.
A) He turned suddenly and ran into a tree.
B) He was hit by a fallen box from a truck.
C) He drove too fast and crashed into a truck.
D) He was trying to overtake the truck ahead of him.


Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19.
A) To go boating on the St. Lawrence River.
B) To go sightseeing in Quebec Province.
C) To call on a friend in Quebec City.
D) To attend a wedding in Montreal.

20.
A) Study the map of Quebec Province.
B) Find more about Quebec Province.
C) Brush up on her French.
D) Learn more about the local customs.

21.
A) It's most beautiful in summer.
B) It has many historical buildings.
C) It was greatly expanded in the 18th century.
D) It's the only French-speaking city in Canada.


Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

22.
A) It was about a little animal.
B) It took her six years to write.
C) It was adapted from a fairy tale.
D) It was about a little girl and her pet.

23.
A) She knows how to write best-selling novels.
B) She can earn a lot of money by writing for adults.
C) She is able to win enough support from publishers.
D) She can make a living by doing what she likes.

24.
A) The characters.
B) The readers.
C) Her ideas.
D) Her life experiences.

25.
A) She doesn't really know where they originated.
B) She mainly drew on stories of ancient saints.
C) They popped out of her childhood dreams.
D) They grew out of her long hours of thinking.


Section B

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 2 with a single line through the centre.

Passage One

26.
A) Monitor students' sleep patterns.
B) Help students concentrate in class.
C) Record students' weekly performance.
D) Ask students to complete a sleep report.

27.
A) Declining health.
B) Lack of attention.
C) Loss of motivation.
D) Improper behavior.

28.
A) They should make sure their children are always punctual for school.
B) They should ensure their children grow up in a healthy environment.
C) They should help their children accomplish high-quality work.
D) They should see to it that their children have adequate sleep.


Passage Two
Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.


29.
A) She stopped being a homemaker.
B) She became a famous educator.
C) She became a public figure.
D) She quit driving altogether.

30.
A) A motorist's speeding.
B) Her running a stop sign.
C) Her lack of driving experience.
D) A motorist's failure to concentrate.

31.
A) Nervous and unsure of herself.
B) Calm and confident of herself.
C) Courageous and forceful.
D) Distracted and reluctant.

32.
A) More strict training of women drivers.
B) Restrictions on cell phone use while driving.
C) Improved traffic conditions in cities.
D) New regulations to ensure children's safety.


Passage Three
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.


33.
A) They haven't devoted as much energy to medicine as to space travel.
B) Three are too many kinds of cold viruses for them to identify.
C) It is not economical to find a cure for each type of cold.
D) They believe people can recover without treatment.

34.
A) They reveal the seriousness of the problem.
B) They indicate how fast the virus spreads.
C) They tell us what kind of medicine to take.
D) They show our body is fighting the virus.

35.
A) It actually does more harm than good.
B) It causes damage to some organs of our body.
C) It works better when combined with other remedies.
D) It helps us to recover much sooner.


Section C

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. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, 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.

注意:此部分试题在答题卡2上;请在答题卡2上作答。

You probably have noticed that people express similar ideas in different ways depending on the situation they are in. This is very (36) ________. All languages have two general levels of (37) ________: a formal level and an informal level. English is no (38) ________. The difference in these two levels is the situation in which you use a (39) ________ level. Formal language is the kind of language you find in textbooks, (40) ________ books and in business letters. You would also use formal English in compositions and (41) ________ that you write in school. Informal language is used in conversation with (42) ________, family members and friends, and when we write (43) ________ notes or letters to close friends.
Formal language is different from informal language in several ways. First, formal language tends to be more polite. (44) ________________________________. For example, I might say to a friend or a family member "Close the door, please," (45) ________________________________.
Another difference between formal and informal language is some of the vocabulary. (46) ________________________________. Let's say that I really like soccer. If I am talking to my friend I might say "I am just crazy about soccer!" But if I were talking to my boss, I would probably say "I really enjoy soccer."

【参考答案】
36. natural
37. usage
38. exception
39. particular
40. reference
41. essays
42. colleagues
43. personal
44. What we may find interesting is that it usually takes more words to be polite
45. but to a stranger, I probably would say "would you mind closing the door?"
46. There are bound to be some words and phrases that belong in formal language and others that are informal.

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