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) He can¨t find a better apartment than this one.
    B) He had a bigger apartment before.
    C) He finds the new apartment too big for him.
    D) He¨s having a hard time living in a new apartment.

  2. A) Jack¨s car was stolen.
    B) Jack forgot where he had parked the car.
    C) Jack bought a new car.
    D) Jack was too careless.

  3. A) She doesn¨t understand the man.
    B) She has never heard of the place.
    C) She is also a stranger here.
    D) She has never taken the bus before.

  4. A) The rooms are nice but not the service.
    B) The service is better but the rooms are dirty.
    C) The service is even worse.
    D) Both the rooms and service are better.

  5. A) At 4:15.    B) At 4:00.
    C) At 4:45.    D) At 5:00.

  6. A) She¨ll read a history book.
    B) She¨ll type a paper.
    C) She¨ll attend a history class.
    D) She¨ll write a history paper.

  7. A) He lent her his extra pen.
    B) He didn¨t want to lend his pen.
    C) He offered her a pencil.
    D) He said he didn¨t have any extra ink.

  8. A) To the beach.    B) To a coffee bar.
    C) To a library.    D) To a restaurant.

  9. A) He rarely receives letters from home.
    B) He is expecting a letter from abroad.
    C) He wrote to his family last month.
    D) He is anxious to go back home.

  10. A) He¨s afraid to take exams.
    B) He only took the fourth exam.
    C) He didn¨t get the highest score on one exam.
    D) He isn¨t the only one who was graded.

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.

Passage One
 Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  1. A) Art and music.      B) Chemistry and physics.
    C) Math and physics.     D) English and French.

  2. A) What is chemistry?
    B) What does physics study?
    C) Who is interested in chemistry?
    D) Who knows what water is?

  3. A) Dick¨s hands were always dirty.
    B) Dick¨s hands were always clean.
    C) Dick gave a wrong answer.
    D) Dick was a very stupid boy.

Passage Two
 Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  1. A) Because they usually use their fingers to eat meat.
    B) Because they can use chopsticks to eat any kind of food except soup.
    C) Because they can even eat soup with chopsticks.
    D) Because they are afraid to cut themselves with knives.

  2. A) Because they cook everything in one whole piece.
    B) Because they don¨t like to use chopsticks.
    C) Because they need to use knives and forks to cut up meat.
    D) Because they usually cook meat in small pieces.

  3. A) The obvious difference in the ways Chinese and Americans eat food.
    B) Food cultures in China and in the U.S.
    C) Comparison between chopsticks and knives and forks.
    D) The ways of using chopsticks and knives and forks.

Passage Three
 Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  1. A) He was an editor.     B) He was a reporter.
    C) He was a librarian.    D) He was a news-boy.

  2. A) Because he thought he knew the man.
    B) Because he wanted to have a look at the newspaper.
    C) Because the man was reading the article he had written.
    D) Because the man was reading the newspaper he had edited.

  3. A) To buy the newspaper.
    B) To recognize him as the writer.
    C) To read deeply into the article.
    D) To turn to the page where the story was continued.

  4. A) The man was reading.    B) The man was talking.
    C) The man was smiling.    D) The man was sleeping.