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]
1. a) buy some traveller’s checks.
b) borrow some money from a friend.
c) check the brakes and tires.
d) spend some time travelling.
2. a) he is very forgiving and tolerant.
b) he probably has a poor memory.
c) he is well liked by his customers.
d) he has been introduced to the staff.
3. a) he thinks the book should include more information.
b) he doesn’t think it necessary to provide the answers.
c) the answers will be added in a later edition.
d) the book does include the answers.
4. a) announce appeals for public service.
b) hold a charity concert to raise money.
c) ask the school radio station for help.
d) pool money to fund the radio station.
5. a) she talked with the consultant about the new program until two.
b) she wouldn’t talk to the consultant before two.
c) she would talk to the consultant during lunch.
d) she couldn’t contact the consultant’s secretary.
6. a) they are equally competent for the job.
b) they both graduated from art schools.
c) they majored in different areas of art.
d) they are both willing to draw the posters.
7. a) at a book store.
b) at an art museum.
c) at a newspaper office.
d) at a gymnasium.
8. a) the woman received a phone call from mark yesterday.
b) the man injured mark in a traffic accident yesterday.
c) the man met a friend by chance.
d) the woman contracted mark on business.
9. a) the man should stay up and watch the program.
b) the man should read something exciting instead.
c) the man should go to bed at eleven.
d) the man should give up watching the movie.
10. a) students with a library card can check any book out.
b) reference books are not allowed to be checked out.
c) only students with a library card can check out reference books.
d) the number of books a student can check out is unlimited.
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 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. a) to find out whether they take music lessons in their space time.
b) to find out whether they can name four different musical instruments.
c) to find out whether they enjoy playing musical instruments in school.
d) to find out whether they differ in their preference for musical instruments.
12. a) they find them too hard to play.
b) they think it silly to play them.
c) they find it not challenging enough to play them.
d) they consider it important to be different from girls.
13. a) children who have private music tutors.
b) children who are 8 or older.
c) children who are between 5 and 7.
d) children who are well-educated.
questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. a) because there weren’t any professional teams in the u.s. then.
b) because pele hadn’t retired from the brazilian national team yet.
c) because this fast-moving sport wasn’t familiar to many americans.
d) because good professional players received low salaries.[page]
15. a) when it has a large number of fans.
b) when it plays at home.
c) when it has many international stars playing for it.
d) when the fans cheer enthusiastically for it.
16. a) it wasn’t among the top four teams.
b) it didn’t play as well as expected.
c) it won the world cup.
d) it placed fourth.
questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. a) students from america.
b) students from england.
c) students from australia.
d) students from japan.
18. a) those who know how to program computers.
b) those who get special aid from their teachers.
c) those who are very hardworking.
d) those who have well-educated parents.
19. a) japanese students study much harder than columbian students.
b) columbian students score higher than japanese students in maths.
c) columbian students are more optimistic about their maths skills.
d) japanese students have better conditions for study.
20. a) physics.
c) environmental science.
d) life science.
part ii reading comprehension (35 minutes)
direction: there are 4 passages in this part. each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. for each of them there are four choices marked a), b) c) and d). you should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the answer sheet with a single line through the center.
questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:
in the 1920s demand for american farm products fell, as european countries began to recover from world war i and instituted austerity（紧缩）programs to reduce their imports. the result was a sharp drop in farm prices. this period was more disastrous for farmers than earlier times had been, because farmers were no longer self-sufficient. they were paying for machinery, seed, and fertilizer, and they were also buying consumer goods. the prices of the items farmers bought remained constant, while prices they received for their products fell. these developments were made worse by the great depression, which began in 1929 and extended throughout the 1930s