Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
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 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.
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) Place another order.
B) Call to check on it.
C) Wait patiently.
D) Go and find the furniture.
A) She doesn’t need the job.
B) She hasn’t got a job yet.
C) She has got a good job.
D) She is going to start work soon.
A) She got home before 9 o’clock.
B) She had a bad cold.
C) She had a car accident.
D) She was delayed.
A) She hasn’t gone camping for several weeks.
B) She like to take long camping trips.
C) She prefers not to go camping on weekends.
D) She often spends a lot of time planning her camping trips.
A) A writer.
B) A teacher.
C) A reporter.
D) A student.
A) She has not heard of Prof. Johnson.
B) She has not heard of Prof. Johnson’s brother.
C) She is a good friend of Prof. Johnson’s.
D) She does not know Prof. Johnson’s.
A) Coming back for a later show.
B) Waiting in a queue.
C) Coming back in five minutes.
D) Not going to the movie today.
A) He has got a heart attack.
B) He was unharmed.
C) He was badly hurt.
D) He has fully recovered from the shock.
A) The man went to Australia during Christmas.
B) The man visited Australia during the summer vacation.
C) The man didn’t have a good time because of the different weather.
D) The man remained home while his parents went to see his uncle.
A) To attend a party at a classmate’s home.
B) To do homework with her classmate.
C) To attend an evening class.
D) To have supper out with her classmate.
Section B 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.
Passage one Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) He fell into the river but couldn’t swim.
B) He fell into the river together with his bike.
C) He had his foot caught between two posts in the river.
D) He dived into the river but couldn’t reach the surface.
A) He jumped into the river immediately.
B) He took off his coat and jumped into the water.
C) He dashed down the bridge to save the boy.
D) He shouted out for help.
A) He asked what the young man’s name was.
B) He asked the young man to take him home.
C) He gave his name and then ran away.
D) He thanked the young man and then ran away.
Passage Two Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Alcohol helps develop people’s intelligence.
B) Heavy drinking is not necessarily harmful to one’s health.
C) Controlled drinking helps people keep their wits as they age.
D) Drinking, even moderately, may harm one’s health.
A) At a conference.
B) In a newspaper.
C) On television.
D) In a journal.
Passage Three Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) To seek adventure there.
B) To be with her mother on Christmas.
C) To see the animals and plants there.
D) To join her father on Christmas.
A) She was seriously injured.
B) She survived the accident.
C) She lost consciousness.
D) She fell into a stream.
A) To avoid hostile Indians.
B) To avoid the rain.
C) To avoid the strong sunlight.
D) To avoid wild animals.
A) They gave Julia food to eat.
B) They drove Julia to a hospital.
C) They invited Julia to their hut.
D) They took Julia to a village by boat.
听力答案1. C 2. B 3. D 4. B 5. C 6. D 7. A 8. B 9. A 10. A
11. C 12. A 13. D 14. C 15. B 16. A 17. D 18. B 19. C 20. D