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Part III Listening 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 through the centre.

注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

11.
A) Only true friendship can last long.
B) Letter writing is going out of style.
C) She keeps in regular touch with her classmates.
D) She has lost contact with most of her old friends.

12.
A) A painter.
C) A porter.
B) A mechanic.
D) A carpenter.

13.
A) Look for a place near her office.
C) Make inquiries elsewhere.
B) Find a new job down the street.
D) Rent the $600 apartment.

14.
A) He prefers to wear jeans with a larger waist.
B) He has been extremely busy recently.
C) He has gained some weight lately.
D) He enjoyed going shopping with Jane yesterday.

15.
A) The woman possesses a natural for art.
B) Women have a better artistic taste than men.
C) He isn't good at abstract thinking.
D) He doesn't like abstract paintings.

16.
A) She couldn't have left her notebook in the library.
B) she may have put her notebook amid the journals.
C) she should have made careful notes while doing reading.
D) she shouldn't have read his notes without his knowing it.

17.
A) she wants to get some sleep
C) she has a literature class to attend
B) she needs time to write a paper
D) she is troubled by her sleep problem

18.
A) He is confident he will get the job.
B) His chance of getting the job is slim.
C) It isn't easy to find a qualified sales manager.
D) The interview didn't go as well as he expected.


Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19.
A) He can manage his time more flexibly.
B) He can renew contact with his old friends.
C) He can concentrate on his own projects.
D) He can learn to do administrative work.

20.
A) Reading its ads in the newspapers.
B) Calling its personnel department.
C) Contacting its manager.
D) Searching its website.

21.
A) To cut down its production expenses.
B) To solve the problem of staff shortage.
C) To improve its administrative efficiency.
D) To utilize its retired employees' resources.


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

22.
A) Buy a tractor.
B) Fix a house.
C) See a piece of property.
D) Sing a business contract.

23.
A) It is only forty miles form where they live.
B) It is a small one with a two-bedroom house.
C) It was a large garden with fresh vegetables.
D) It has a large garden with fresh vegetables.

24.
A) Growing potatoes will involve less labor.
B) Its soil may not be very suitable for corn.
C) It may not be big enough for raising corn.
D) Raising potatoes will be more profitable.

25.
A) Finances
B) Equipment
C) Labor
D) Profits


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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.

注意:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。


Passage One
Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.


26
A) To introduce the chief of the city's police force
B) To comment on a talk by a distinguished guest
C) To address the issue of community security
D) To explain the functions of the city council

27
A) He has distinguished himself in city management
B) He is head of the International Police Force
C) He completed his higher education abroad
D) He holds a master's degree in criminology

28
A) To coordinate work among police departments
B) To get police officers closer to the local people
C) To help the residents in times of emergency
D) To enable the police to take prompt action

29
A) Popular
B) discouraging
C) effective
D) controversial


Passage Two
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.


30
A) people differ greatly in their ability to communicate
B) there are numerous languages in existence
C) Most public languages are inherently vague
D) Big gaps exist between private and public languages

31
A) it is a sign of human intelligence
B) in improves with constant practice
C) it is something we are born with
D) it varies from person to person

32
A) how private languages are developed
B) how different languages are related
C) how people create their languages
D) how children learn to use language


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


33
A) she was a tailor
B) she was an engineer
C) she was an educator
D) she was a public speaker

34.
A) Basing them on science-fiction movies.
B) Including interesting examples in them
C) Adjusting them to different audiences
D) Focusing on the latest progress in space science

35.
A) Whether spacemen carry weapons
B) How spacesuits protect spacemen
C) How NASA trains its spacemen
D) What spacemen cat and drink


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:此部分试题请在答题卡2上作答。

Crime is increasing world wide. There is every reason to believe the (36)____will continue through the next few decades.
Crime rates have always been high in multicultural, industrialized societies such as the United States, but a new(37)____has appeared on the world(38)____rapidly rising crime rates in nations that previously reported few(39)____. Street crimes such as robbery, rape (40)___and auto theft are clearly rising(41)___in eastern European countries such as Hungary and in western European nations such as the united Kingdom.
What is driving this crime (42)____?There are no simple answers. Still,there are certain conditions(43) _______with rising crime increasing heterogeneity (混杂) of populations, greater cultural pluralism, higher immigration, democratization of government,(44) ___________________________________________________________________________________
These conditions are increasingly observable around the world . For instance, cultures that were previously isolated and homogeneous(同种类的) ,such as Japan, Denmark and Greece (45)________________________________________________________________________
Multiculturalism can be a rewarding, enriching experience, but it can also lead to a clash of values. Heterogeneity in societies will be the rule in the twenty-first century, and (46)_______________________________________________

【参考答案】
36. trend
37. phenomenon
38 scene
39 offences
40 murder
41 particularly
42 explosion
43 Associated
44. changing national boarders, greater economic growth and the lack of accepted social ideas of right and wrong
45. are now facing the sort of cultural variety that has been accompanied Americans for most of its history.
46. failure to recognize and plan for diversity can lead to serious crime problems.

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