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) In a bank.
    B) In a taxi.
    C) In a restaurant.
    D) On a bus.

  2. A) She is delighted.
    B) She is not sure it's a good idea.
    C) She thinks it's a good idea.
    D) She couldn't care.

  3. A) A bus station.
    B) A super highway.
    C) An airport.
    D) A train station.

  4. A) after 8 o'clock
    B) after 9 o'clock
    C) after 6 o'clock
    D) after 7 o'clock

  5. A) She doesn't want to be disturbed.
    B) She doesn't mind talking to Alan.
    C) She will go out of the cinema.
    D) She wants someone to talk to.

  6. A) Husband and wife.
    B) Brother and sister.
    C) Colleagues.
    D) Students.

  7. A) He believes that Jack will be able to sell his house.
    B) He believes that Jack is joking.
    C) He disagrees with Jack.
    D) He believes that Jack will quit his job.

  8. A) Her back hurt during the meeting and she needed some help.
    B) She agreed that it was a good meeting.
    C) It's too late now for the man to support her proposal.
    D) The proposal should be sent back to the boss.

  9. A) Yes, she will.
    B) It depends on the waitress.
    C) No, she won't.
    D) No, I don't think so.

  10. A) In the library.
    B) In the college bookstore.
    C) In the office.
    D) At a department store.

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) 1.  B) 2.  C) 3.  D) 4.

  2. A) That note taking interferes with listening.
    B) That note taking interferes with comprehension.
    C) That note taking is best done before or after class.
    D) That note taking actually helps you listen.

  3. A) 2 weeks.  B) 4 weeks.  C) 6 weeks.  D) 8 weeks.

  4. A) 2 weeks.  B) 4 weeks.  C) 6 weeks.  D) 8 weeks.

  5. A) Over 60%.  B) Over 70%.  C) Over 80%.  D) Over 90%.

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

  1. A) The greeting.
    B) Your name.
    C) Your new friend's name.
    D) Your phone numbers.

  2. A) The second part is small talk.
    B) The second part is the conversation.
    C) The second part is always about important matters.
    D) The second part is never about important matters.

  3. A) Small talk means something you are not interested in.
    B) Small talk means the information about your family and your work.
    C) Small talk means talking for only a short time.
    D) Small talk means the conversation is about something unimportant.

  4. A) Glad to meet you.
    B) Nice talking to you.
    C) The leave-taking.
    D) Having lunch together.

  5. A) How to make a new friend.
    B) The three parts of the first conversation with a new friend.
    C) The importance of talking with a stranger in English.
    D) How to communicate with strangers in Chinese.