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 2 with a single line through the centre.
11. W: Sam offered to give me a ride to the train station tomorrow. I hope he won’t forget.
M: Oh. Don’t worry. If Sam says he will do something, he does it.
Q: Which word best describes Sam?
12. W：What do you like to do on your summer vacation?
M：I like nothing better than fishing on a hot summer day.
Q：What does the man mean?
13. M: Is there anything I can do for you, Madam?
W: I’d like to see some bed linens, please.
Q: Where is the conversation probably taking place?
14. W：I heard John and Frank had a quarrel.
M：Oh, they soon made up.
Q：What does the man mean?
15. M: Everyone seems to be on a diet. Have you noticed that?
W: Yes, a neighbor of mine is on a banana diet. She eats a banana for breakfast, a banana for lunch, and two bananas for dinner, yet she doesn’t look any thinner.
Q: What did we learn about the woman’s neighbor?
16. W：I’ve changed my mind and would like to take the new approach.
M：You’re on the right track now!
Q：What does the man mean?
17. W：Doctor, what’s wrong with my father?
M：He’s in pretty good shape, considering his age.
Q：What do we learn from the dialogue?
18. M：Why don’t you dress up a little when you’re out with your friends?
W：That’s a good idea!
Q：What does the man suggest?
Now you’ll hear two long conversations.
W: Hello. Klarkson College. May I help you?
M: Yes. I’m looking for information on courses in computer programming. I need it for the fall semester.
W: Do you want a day or evening course?
M: Well, it would have to be an evening course since I work during the day.
W: Uh-huh. Have you taken any courses in data processing?
W: Oh, well, data processing is a pre-requisite course. You have to take that course before you can take computer programming.
M: Oh, I see. Well, when is it given? I hope it’s not on Thursdays.
W: Well, there’s a class that meets on Monday evenings at seven.
M: Just once a week?
W: Yes. But that’s almost three hours, from 7 to 9:45 p.m.
M: Oh, that’s all right. I can manage that. How many weeks does the course last?
W: Um, let me see.12 weeks. You start the first week in September and finish...oh, just before Christmas, December 21st.
M: And how much is the course?
W: That’s $300 and that includes the necessary computer time.
M: Uh-huh, OK. Um, where do I go to register?
W: Registration is on the 2nd and 3rd of September, between 6 and 9 p.m., in Frost Auditorium.
M: Is that the round building behind the parking lot?
W: Yes, that’s the one.
M: Oh, I know how to get there. Oh, is there anything I should bring with me?
W: No. Just your check book.
M: Well, thank you so much.
W: You are very welcome. Bye.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What is required before taking the computer programming course？
20. What do you know about the computer programming course?
21. What is true according to the conversation?
W: Good afternoon. Melrose Apartments. May I help you?
M: Yes, I’m interested in renting a one-bedroom apartment. Do you have any available?
W: No, I’m sorry. None are available at this time, but I expect a vacancy in about three weeks. Could I interest you in a two-bedroom?
M: Well, you see I’m a student, how much more would a two-bedroom apartment cost me?
W: The one-bedroom rents for $150 a month and the two-bedroom is only thirty-five dollars more.
M: Is the two-bedroom a great deal larger than the one-bedroom?
W: Yes, it is. Also, I might tell you that one-bedroom doesn’t have a dishwasher. All of our two-bedroom apartments do.
M: What about signing a lease?
W: We do require a 6-month lease, and there is a deposit of $100 in case of any damage to the apartment.
M: Is there a pool?
W: No, I’m sorry, there isn’t. We do have a recreation area and a sauna. Also, there are tennis courts close to our building.
M: When could I see an apartment?
W: How about later this afternoon? Let’s see. I have an appointment at three thirty and another one at four. How about four fifty this afternoon?
M: That would be fine. I’ll pick my wife up from work, and we’ll come right over.
W: I’ll be looking forward to seeing you then.
M: Thank you. Goodbye.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
22.Why did the landlady recommend the two-bedroom apartment to the man?
23. From the conversation, what do we learn about the man?
24. Before signing the lease, what will they do?
25. Where do you think the conversation is taking place?
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 Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center.
How do you decide what you are going to buy in a supermarket? Do you look in the refrigerator and the kitchen cupboards and make a list ? Do you think about what you want to cook and then buy the food you need ? Even if you do these things, the supermarket makes some of the decisions for you.
Specialists in marketing have studied how to make people buy more food in a supermarket. They do all kinds of things that you do not even notice. For example, the simple, ordinary food that everybody must buy, like bread, milk, flour and vegetable oil, is spread all over the store. You have to walk by all the more interesting?and more expensive?things in order to find what you need. The more expensive food is in packages with bright-colored pictures. This food is placed at eye level so you see it and want to buy it. The things that you have to buy anyway are usually located on a higher or lower shelf. However, candy and other things that children like are on lower shelves. One study showed that when a supermarket moved four products from floor to eye level, it sold 78 percent more.
Another study showed that for every minute a person is in a supermarket after the first half hour, she or he spends $0.50. If someone stays forty minutes, the supermarket has an additional $5.00. So the store has a comfortable temperature in summer and winter, and it plays soft music. It is a pleasant place for people to stay?and to spend more money.
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. Why is simple food spread all over the supermarket?
27. What is a good way to save money in a supermarket?
28. What idea does the talk want to convey?
Football is, I believe, the most popular game in England: one has only to go to one of the important matches to see this. Rich or poor, young or old, one can see them all there, shouting for one side or the other.
To a stranger, one of the most surprising things about football in England is the great knowledge of the game which even the smallest boy seems to have. He can tell you the names of the players in most of the important teams; he has pictures of them and knows the results of large numbers of matches. He will tell you who he expects will win such and such a match, and his opinion is usually as good as that of men three or four times his age.
Most schools in England take football seriously?much more seriously than nearly all European schools, where lessons are all that are important, and games left for the children themselves. In England it is believed that education is not only a matter of filling a boy’s mind with facts in the classroom, education also means the training of character; and one of the best ways of training character is by means of games, especially team games, instead of working for himself alone. The school therefore plans games and matches for its pupils. Football is a good team game. It is good both for the body and the mind. That is why it is every school’s game in England.
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. What does education mean in England?
30. Among what kind of people are football games very popular?
31. To strangers who come to England, what is the most surprising thing about football there?
Today we’ll examine the role that private transportation?namely, the automobile?plays in city planning.
A number of sociologists blame the automobile for the decline of the downtown areas of major cities. In the 1950’s and 1960’s the automobile made it possible to work in the city and yet live in the suburbs many miles away. Shopping patterns changed; instead of patronizing downtown stores, people in the suburbs went to large shopping malls outside the city and closer to the home. Merchants in the city failed, and their stores closed.
Downtown shopping areas became deserted. In recent years there’s been a rebirth of the downtown area, as many suburbanites have moved back to the city. They’ve done this, of course, to avoid highways clogged with commuters from the suburbs. I’ve chosen this particular city planning problem?our dependence on private transportation?to discuss in groups. I’m hoping you all will come up with some innovative solutions. Oh, and don’t approach the problem from a purely sociological perspective; try to take into account environmental and economic issues as well.
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. How did the automobile affect the work force in the 1950’s and 1960’s?
33. What problem did downtown city merchants face in the 1960’s ?
34. According to the speaker, why are some people moving back to the city ?
35. What assignment does the professor give the discussion groups ?
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks, you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
There are many forms of fighting bare-fisted. Both wrestling and boxing were probably started in(36)ancient Greece and Rome although modern boxing is(37)believed to have started in England.
Other fighting skills were (38)developed for defense against strong enemies. One story (39)goes that long ago some people of South India (40)practiced a form of fighting that required more skill than strength. They made use of strength and the (41)careless movements of the enemies to defeat them. In this way an (42)expert with nothing in hand could (43)easily defeat several enemies with spears in hand.
(44)It is said that this kind of fighting skill was first introduced to Shaolin Temple in Henan Province in China. After studying and copying the fighting movements of certain animals these people in the temple made great improvement on the Indian’s skill. In each country some changes were made. (45)As a result, there are now lots of different fighting skills and techniques like the Chinese Taiji Quan, the Japanese judo and many others.
Today, the system of fighting bare-fisted in Asia has spread out over the world. (46)Fortunately, only a few people, like members of the police force and the army use this skill to fight their enemies when necessary. Most of these skills are now sports and people do them just for fun.
Part III Listening Comprehension
11-15 BCCAD 16-20 CBACA 21-25 ACBCD
26-30 ABABA 31-35 DCBCA
36. ancient 37. believed 38. developed
39. goes 40. practiced 41. careless
42. expert43. easily
44. It is said that this kind of fighting skill was first introduced to Shaolin Temple in Henan Province in China
45. As a result, there are now lots of different fighting sdakills and techniques like the Chinese Taiji Quan
46. Fortunately, only a few people, like members of the police force and the army use this skill to fight their enemies when necessary.