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) to cancel his trip.
b) to go to bed early.
c) to catch a later flight.
d) to ask for a wake-up call.
2. a) they have different opinions as to what to do next.
b) they have to pay for the house by installments.
c) they will fix a telephone in the bathroom.
d) the man’s attitude is more sensible than the woman’s.
3. a) she will save the stamps for the man’s sister.
b) she will no longer get letters from canada.
c) she can’t give the stamps to the man’s sister.
d) she has given the stamps to the man’s roommates.
4. a) visiting the brownings.
b) writing a postcard.
c) looking for a postcard.
d) filling in a form.
5. a) the man should work with somebody else.
b) the man should meet his partner’s needs.
c) they should come to a compromise.
d) they should find a better lab for the project.
6. a) she can’t finish her assignment, either.
b) she can’t afford a computer right now.
c) the man can use her computer.
d) the man should buy a computer right away.
7. a) the visiting economist has given several lectures.
b) the guest lecturer’s opinion is different from dr. johnson’s.
c) dr. johnson and the guest speaker were schoolmates.
d) dr. johnson invited the economist to visit their college.
8. a) she’s never watched a better game.
b) football is her favorite pastime.
c) the game has been canceled.
d) their team played very badly.
9. a) the man should stick to what he’s doing.
b) the man should take up a new hobby.
c) the man should stop playing tennis.
d) the man should find the cause for his failure.
10. a) an invented story.
b) a real life experience.
c) an imaginary situation.
d) a terrible nightmare.
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) the name of a german town.
b) a resident of frankfurt.
c) a kind of german sausage.
d) a kind of german bread.
12. a) he sold fast food.
b) he raised dogs.
c) he was a cook.
d) he was a cartoonist.
13. a) because the americans found they were from germany.
b) because people thought they contained dog meat.
c) because people had to get used to their taste.
d) because it was too hot to eat right away.
questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. a) they give out faint cries.
b) they made noises to drive away insects.
c) they extend their water pipes.
d) they become elastic like rubber bands.
15. a) quiet plants.
b) well-watered plants.
c) healthy plants.
d) thirsty plants.
16. a) they could drive the insects away.
b) they could keep the plants well-watered.
c) they could make the plants grow faster.
d) they could build devices to trap insects.
questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. a) to look for a different lifestyle.
b) to enjoy themselves.
c) for adventure.
d) for education.[page]
18. a) there are 200 vehicles for every kilometer of roadway.
b) it has a dense population.
c) there are many museums and palaces.
d) it has many towering buildings.
19. a) it is a city of contrasts.
b) it possesses many historical sites.
c) it is an important industrial center.
d) it has many big and beautiful parks.
20. a) it helps develop our personalities.
b) it enables us to acquire first-hand knowledge.
c) it makes our life more interesting.
d) it brings about changes in our lifestyle.
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 world of entertainment, tv talk shows have undoubtedly flooded every inch of space on daytime television. and anyone who watches them regularly knows that each one varies in style and format. but no two shows are more profoundly opposite in content, while at the same time standing out above the rest, than the jerry springer and the oprah winfrey shows.
jerry springer could easily be considered the king of “trash talk（廢話）”. the topics on his show are as shocking as shocking can be. for example, the show takes the ever-common talk show themes of love, sex, cheating, guilt, hate, conflict and morality to a different level. clearly, the jerry springer show is a display and exploitation of society’s moral catastrophes（災難）, yet people are willing to eat up the intriguing predicaments（困境）of other people’s lives.
like jerry springer, oprah winfrey takes tv talk show to its extreme, but oprah goes in the opposite direction. the show focuses on the improvement of society and an individual’s quality of life. topics range from teaching your children responsibility, managing your work week, to getting to know your neighbors.