Part I 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.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
A) At home.
B) At the riverside.
C) At the health center.
D) At his office.
A) Having an interview.
B) Filling out a form.
C) Talking with his friend.
D) Asking for information.
A) She made a mistake by taking too few courses in the first term.
B) The courses she took were too difficult for her.
C) She took too many courses during her first term.
D) She found it difficult to deal with college courses.
A) Worried and frightened.
B) Very relaxed.
C) Quite unhappy.
D) Angry with the professor.
A) He enjoys reading letters.
B) He has been job-hunting.
C) He is offering the woman a job.
D) He is working for a company.
A) She lost her way.
B) She lost her keys.
C) She lost her car.
D) She lost her handbag.
A) More than an hour and a half.
B) Not more than half an hour.
C) More than two hours.
D) Less than an hour and a half.
A) She is sure who is going to win.
B) Now it is a good time to start the game.
C) The game has been going on for a long time.
D) The same team always wins.
A) The ideas of the paper are not convincing.
B) Some parts of the paper are not well written.
C) The handwriting of the paper is not good.
D) The paper is not complete.
A) Looking for a young lady.
B) Looking for her wrist watch.
C) Looking for a young gentleman.
D) Looking for a man wearing a wrist watch.
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.
Question 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) It had many problems.
B) It was the most democratic country in the world.
C) It was fair to women.
D) It had some minor problems to solve.
12. A) The women of some states.
B) The women in the state of Wyoming only.
C) The members of the National Women’s Association.
D) The women in the state of Massachusetts only.
13. A) At the very beginning of the 20th century.
B) At the end of the 19th century.
C) After Susan Anthony’s death.
D) Just before Susan Anthony’s death.
14. A) She worked on the draft of the American Constitution.
B) She was the chairman of the National Women’s Association.
C) She was born in New York and died in Massachusetts.
D) She was an activist in the women’s movement for equal rights.
Questions 15 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15. A) People with problems.
B) Travels around the world.
C) Beautiful America.
D) People in great cities.
16. A) He spent three months writing “Travels with Charley”.
B) He enjoyed his travels around the United States.
C) He was fond of writing about his travels.
D) He didn’t enjoy the trip as much as Charley.