Directions : In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet I with a single line through the center.
1.A. The woman is the manager's secretary.
B. The man found himself in a wrong place.
C. The man is the manager's business associate.
D. The woman was putting up a sign on the wall.
2.A. He needs more time for the report.
B. He needs help to interpret the data.
C. He is sorry not to have helped the woman.
D. He does not have sufficient data to go on.
3.A. A friend from New York.
B. A message from Tony.
C. A postal delivery.
D. A change in the weather.
4. A. She is not available until the end of next week.
B. She is not a reliable source of information.
C. She does not like taking exams.
D. She does not like psychology.
5. A. He will help the woman carry the suitcase.
B. The woman's watch is twenty minutes fast.
C. The woman shouldn't make such a big fuss.
D. There is no need for the woman to be in a hurry.
6.A. Mary is not so easygoing as her.
B. Mary and she have a lot in common.
C. She finds it hard to get along with Mary.
D. She does not believe what her neighbors said.
7.A. At an information service.
B. At a car wash point.
C. At a repair shop.
D. At a dry cleaner's.
8. A. The woman came to the concert at the man's request.
B. The man is already fed up with playing the piano.
C. The piece of music the man played is very popular.
D. The man's unique talents are the envy of many people.
Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A. He has taught Spanish for a couple of years at a local school.
B. He worked at the Brownstone Company for several years.
C. He owned a small retail business in Michigan years ago.
D. He has been working part-time in a school near Detroit.
10. A. He prefers a full-time job with more responsibility.
B. He is eager to find a job with an increased salary.
C. He likes to work in a company close to home.
D. He would rather get a less demanding job.
C. Foreign languages.
D. Computer games.
12. A. When he is supposed to start work.
B. What responsibilities he would have.
C. When he will be informed about his application.
D. What career opportunities her company can offer.
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13.A. She is pregnant.
B. She is over 50.
C. She has just finished her project.
D. She is a good saleswoman.
14.A. He takes good care of Lisa.
B. He is the CEO of a giant company.
C. He is good at business management.
D. He works as a sales manager.
15. A. It is in urgent need of further development.
B. It produces goods popular among local people.
C. It has been losing market share in recent years.
D. It is well positioned to compete with the giants.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At tho end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and tho questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose tho best answer from the four choices marked A, B,C. and D. Then mark tho corresponding letter on Answer Sheet I with a single line through tho center.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16.A. It is lined with tall trees.
B. It was widened recently.
C. It has high buildings on both sides.
D. It used to be dirty and disorderly.
17.A. They repaved it with rocks.
B. They built public restrooms on it.
C. They beautified it with plants.
D. They set up cooking facilities near it.
18.A. What makes life enjoyable.
B. How to work with tools.
C. What a community means.
D. How to improve health.
19. A. They were obliged to fulfill the signed contract.
B. They were encouraged by the city officials' praise.
C. They wanted to prove they were as capable as boys.
D. They derived happiness from the constructive work.
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
20. A. The majority of them think it less important than computers:
B. Many of them consider it boring and old-fashioned.
C. The majority of them find it interesting.
D. Few of them read more than ten books a year.
21.A. Novels and stories.
B. Mysteries and detective stories.
C. History and science books.
D. Books on culture and tradition.
22.A. Watching TV.
B. Listening to music.
C. Reading magazines.
D. Playing computer games.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A. Advice on the purchase of cars.
B. Information about the new green-fuel vehicles.
C. Trends for the development of the motor car.
D. Solutions to global fuel shortage.
24.A. Limited driving range.
B. Huge recharging expenses.
C. The short life of batteries.
D. The unaffordable high price.
25. A. They need to be further improved.
B. They can easily switch to natural gas.
C. They are more cost-effective than vehicles powered by solar energy.
D. They can match conventional motor cars in performance and safety.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When tho passage is read for tho first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When tho passage is read for tho second time, you are required to fill in tho blanks with tho exact words you have just hoard. Finally, when tho passage is read for tho third time, you should chock what you have written.
My favorite TV. show? "The Twilight Zone. " I（26）like the episode called "The Printer's Devil. " It's about a newspaper editor who's being（27） out of business by a big news paper syndicate--you know, a group of papers（28）by the same people.He's about to（29）when he's interrupted by an old man who says his name is Smith. The editor is not only offered $ 5,000 to pay off his newspaper's（30）, but this Smith character also offers his services for free. It turns out that the guy operates the printing machine with amazing speed, and soon he's turning out newspapers with31 The small paper is successful again. The editor is／（32）a throw quickly Smith gets his stories--only minutes after they happen--but soon he's presented with a contract to sign. Mr. Smith, it seems, is really the devil! The editor is frightened by this news, but he is more frightened by the idea of losing his newspaper, so he agrees to sign. But soon Smith is（33）the news even before it happens--and it's all terrible--one disaster after another. Anyway, there is a little more to tell, but I don't want to（34）the story for you. I really like these old episodes of "The Twilight Zone" because the stories are fascinating. They are not realistic. But then again, in a way they are, because they deal with（35）．
35. human nature