I. Listening Comprehension
Section A Short Conversations
Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the questions you have heard.
1. A. At the department store. B. At the airport.
C. At the railway station. D. At the furniture store.
2. A. A student. B. A secretary. C. A teacher. D. A boss.
3. A. She expected more people at the party. B. She enjoys entertaining small children.
C. She has always enjoyed great popularity. D. She threw a surprise party for her friend.
4. A. It is 4:10 now. B. It is 4:20 now. C. It is 4:50 now. D. It is 4:40 now.
5. A. Mark was too busy to call the man.
B. The man saw Mark on the street two months ago.
C. The woman had forgotten Mark's phone number.
D. Mark and the woman hadn't been in touch for long.
6. A. The library is closed on weekends. B. He was not allowed to check out the book.
C. He had no idea where the book was. D. He didn't get the book he needed.
7. A. The houses for sale are at high price.
B. The man is unwilling to look at the houses on sale.
C. The houses are too expensive for the couple to buy.
D. The housing sellers provide free trips for potential buyers.
8. A. The man no longer smokes.
B. The man is under pressure from his wife.
C. The man usually follows his wife's advice.
D. The man refuses to listen to his doctor's advice.
9. A. The man made a mistake about the date of the appointment.
B. The man wants to change the date of the appointment.
C. The man is glad he's got in touch with the doctor.
D. The man can't come for the appointment at 4:15.
10. A. The man is worried about his future.
B. The two speakers are at a loss what to do now.
C. The two speakers will graduate from the college.
D. The woman regrets spending her time doing nothing.
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
11. A. A professional diver. B. A rescuer on the Golden Gate Bridge.
C. A telephone operator. D. A guard on the Golden Gate Bridge.
12. A. Someone has fallen off the bridge.
B. Someone on the bridge is being attacked.
C. Someone is threatening to destroy the bridge.
D. Someone on the bridge is attempting to kill himself.
13. A. Call the mother to come right away.
B. Try to communicate with them first.
C. Help them to get out of their misery.
D. Remind them that they have children to take care of.
Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. The standards for being fit vary from person to person.
B. A healthy lifestyle is a must for being fit.
C. We may not know how fit we are without tests.
D. Personal goals are more important than needs to decide whether one is fit.
15. A. It is more accurate. B. It is more flexible.
C. It is less enjoyable. D. It is less effective.
16. A. An accountant who can be as physically fit as an athlete.
B. The importance of three basic factors concerning fitness.
C. New concept of fitness and its essential factors.
D. Some sports with significant training effect.
Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN ONE WORD for each answer.
Old-fashioned General Stores Supermarkets
The shopkeeper knew all his regular customers personally. Shopping today seems to lack that __17__ element.
The shop was not only a center of buying and selling but also a __18__ meeting place. The manager has to get his huge staff to work __19__.
There were very few problems in __20__. He must be ready for any emergency that may appear.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation.
Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
Why did the woman want to change her room? She booked a double room with a beach view, but was provided one with __21__.
Why didn't the hotel provide the woman the room she booked? There were only __22__ with the beach view left.
Why didn't the woman accept the man's suggestion? She thought it was too __23__ in rooms with a city view.
What did the man do finally? He promised to give the woman __24__ back.