Part I Listening Comprehension

Section A
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 4 choices marked A, B, C and D, and decide which is the best answer.

  1. A) Six hundred dollars.
    B) Four hundred dollars.
    C) Two hundred dollars.
    D) One hundred dollars.

  2. A) Ann will get married after her boyfriend gets a degree.
    B) Ann will continue her study after marriage.
    C) Ann will try to get a degree before she gets married.
    D) Ann will leave her boyfriend for some time.

  3. A) Playing the piano.
    B) Typing.
    C) Going to a play.
    D) Taking a picture.

  4. A) He was excited.
    B) He was pessimistic.
    C) He was glad.
    D) He thought it was good.

  5. A) Spanish
    B) Arabic
    C) Japanese
    D) Chinese

  6. A) In a travel agency.
    B) At the stock exchange.
    C) In an advertisement company.
    D) In an art gallery.

  7. A) $30
    B) $70
    C) $100
    D) $120

  8. A) John was ill for a long time.
    B) John was the chairman of the students'union.
    C) John wanted to be the chairman of the students'union.
    D) John was satisfied with the results of the selection.

  9. A) No, he can't attend it.
    B) No, he won't be invited.
    C) He may attend it if he is invited.
    D) Yes, he has already been invited.

  10. A) Because his TV set broke down.
    B) Because there was no electricity.
    C) Because he didn't want to watch it.
    D) Because he failed to return home on time.

Section B
Directions: In this section, you will hear 2 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 4 choices marked A, B, C and D.

Questions 11 to 15 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  1. A) He did it during the class period.
    B) He did it on weekends.
    C) He copied it from friends.
    D) He rarely did it.

  2. A) Getting out of bed on time.
    B) Getting to classes on time.
    C) Managing his time.
    D) Keeping his scholarship.

  3. A) At high school.
    B) In the freshman year of college.
    C) In the sophomore year of college.
    D) In the senior year of college.

  4. A) By failing in getting his degree.
    B) By worrying about losing his scholarship.
    C) By crying in the professor's office.
    D) By having to do extra assignments.

  5. A) He studied much less regularly.
    B) He went to bed much earlier at night.
    C) He got up much earlier in the morning.
    D) He realized he should stop attending parties.

Questions 16 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  1. A) His own maturity.
    B) His own immaturity.
    C) His parents attitude.
    D) His girl friend.

  2. A) To say he loved her.
    B) To say he was at Sara's dorm.
    C) To say he'd be home late.
    D) To complain about his early curfew.

  3. A) 10:00 PM
    B) 11:00 PM.
    C) Midnight.
    D) 1:00 AM.

  4. A) By saying she was the boss.
    B) By saying they paid the bills.
    C) By saying he was too young.
    D) By saying he was irresponsible.

  5. A) Be quiet and listen to them.
    B) Complain and then give in eventually.
    C) Refuse to obey them.
    D) Ignore them and secretly do as you please.