四级听力习题

Model Test 1

Section A Conversations

1. [A] She went blind in childhood [B] She went blind at the age of 16

[C] Few people know that she is blind [D] She gets up early every morning

2. [A] He drove her to the airport

[B] He told her to drive to the airport by another route

[C] He bought her a map of the airport

[D] He made clear the route to the airport for woman of the map

3. [A] Secretary and boss [B] Teacher and student

[C] Doctor and patient [D] Booking office clerk and customer

4. [A] She has been eliminated [B] She belongs to the last few candidates’ chosen.

[C] She is writing some essays in order to be employed. [D] She has already been taken on.

5. [A] At a service station [B] On a hill

[C] In an emergency room [D] In a parking lot

6. [A] Because Tom applied for a job [B] Because Tom was preferred to others

[C] Because Tom wanted other jobs [D] Because Tom was so unlucky

7. [A] Because the snow is not clear enough

[B] Because the snow is too complicated for her to understand

[C] Because the room is lack of air, she can’t breathe freely

[D] Because the room is full of appreciators

8. [A] The man should work in a bank to get money

[B] The man should withdraw all his money from the bank

[C] The man should try to borrow money from his friend

[D] The man should try to get a loan from a bank

Questions 9 to 12are based on the conversation you have just heard.

9. [A] An alternative use of fuel oil [B] A way to make fuel oil less polluting

[C] A new method for locating underground oil [D] A new source of fuel oil

10. [A] To produce a gas containing carbon and hydrogen

[B] To remove impurities from methanol

[C] To heat the reactors [D] To prevent dangerous gases from forming

11. [A] It hasn’t been fully tested [B] It’s quite expensive

[C] It uses up scarce minerals [D] The gas it produces is harmful to the environment

12. [A] He will go to the library to find more information

[B] He will go to the class with the woman

[C] He will turn to his own professor for help [D] He will go to Anderson Hall Questions 13 to 14are based on the conversation you have just heard.

13. [A] Because the library assistant thinks he has an overdue book

[B] Because the books he needs have been checked out by someone else

[C] Because the library assistant is unable to locate the books that he needs

[D] Because a library notice was sent to him at his previous address

14. [A] The man has mistakenly received someone else’s book

[B] The man changed his major from art to business

[C] The man recently moved off campus [D]There is another person with the same name. Section B Passage One Questions 15 to 18are based on the passage you have just heard. 15. [A] See if he is related to any of the students [B] Apply for a job as a library assistant

[C] Use his middle name [D] Use a different library

16. [A] At a school [B] At an exhibition

[C] At a government institution [D] At a research institution

17. [A] Location of the school [B] Structure of the school

[C] Layout of the school [D] Regulations of the school

18. [A] He is not a very formal person [B] He is a busy person

[C] He is not a very active person [D] He is a very strict person

Passage T wo Questions 19 to 21are based on the passage you have just heard.

19. [A] Climbed the trees along the coast

[B] Played on the sands by the sea with other children

[C] Went boating by the sea [D] Made trains or cars out of the sand

20. [A] Went fishing [B] Climbed the mountains

[C] Walked in the country [D] Played cards

21. [A] Sandcastles [B] Sweets and warm sands

[C] The sun, the warm sand, and the sound of waves [D] Wine

Passage Three Questions 22 to 25are based on the passage you have just heard.

22. [A] The invention of primitive weapons and language

[B] The invention of language and the discovery of fire

[C] The invention of primitive weapons and the discovery of fire

[D] The invention of primitive weapons and the development of human brain

23. [A] The professional instruction [B] The human brain

[C] Cries [D] Signals

24. [A] Picture language preceded oral language [B] Oral language preceded picture language

[C] They developed side by side [D] Picture language is more important than oral language

25. [A] Its origin is not obscure

[B] It’s possible for apes to speak human language, but an intensive professional instruction is

necessary

[C] There are people who doubt that it began very gradually

[D] It has been the most important single factor in the development of man

Section C Compound Dictation

In the 18th century French economists (26)________ the excessive regulation of business by the government. Their motto was laisser faire. Laisser faire means let the people do as they choose. In the economic sense, this meant that while the government should be responsible for the things like maintaining peace and protecting (27) ________ rights, it should not (28) ________ with private business. It shouldn’t create regulations that might (29) ________ business growth, nor should it be responsible for providing (30) ________ to help. In other words, governments should take a hands-off (31) ________ to business.

For a while in the United States, laisser faire was a popular (32) ________. But things quickly changed. After the Civil War, (33) ________ rarely opposed the government’s generous support of business owners. (34) _______________________________________________. Their regulations kept tariffs high and that helped protect American industrialists against foreign competition. (35) _____________________________________________________________. It was generally assumed that because owners did not have a lot of external restrictions placed on them by the government, they could pursue their own interests, and this was what made them so successful. (36) _________________________________________________________________.

Model Test 2

Section A Conversations

11. A. At an art gallery. B. In a department store.

C. At a bookstore.

D. In a workshop.

12. A. She will help the man to catch up. B. She is worried about the man’s health.

C. She has bought the man an up-to-date map.

D. She’s bought the man a pair of glasses today.

13. A. He is going to give a talk on fishing. B. He is eager to meet Susan’s parents.

C. He has the same hobby as Susan’s father.

D. He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time.

14. A. He finds the presentation hard to follow. B. He speaks highly of the presentation.

C. He considers the presentation very dull.

D. He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.

15. A. A bookshelf B. A typewriter C. Some stocks D. High quality paper

16. A. They set off early B. A typewriter

C. They go sightseeing

D. They go to the seaside

17. A. He liked to show off in class B. He was the first person she met at school

C. He had a funny face

D. He was late for school on the first day

18. A. her car can stand any crash B. Her car is kept in good condition

C. Her car is not as good as his

D. Her car is maintained as well as his Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. A. A walnut necklace B. A pen C. A rabbit D. The cross

20. A. In the past many people had private superstition

B. In the past people had collective superstition

C. In the past people couldn’t believe in anything

D. In the past people were sort of sad

21. A. it’s superstitious nonsense B. It’s ok

C. It’s more fun

D. It makes people feel closer

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

22. A .A city guide B. A librarian C. A computer expert D. A registrar

23. A.Because he is equipped with the skills of a computer programmer

B. Because he has borrowed many books from a library before

C. Because he is not familiar with the library’s system

D. Because he has lost his library card and needs to borrow some books

24. A. The man used to live in the city B. The library uses computer systems

C. The woman is ready to help

D. The man is confident of his computer skills

25. A.To get a library card B. To get familiar with the resources used here

C. To borrow some books he needs

D. To study how to use the computer to locate the books in the library

Section B Passage One Questions 26 to 28 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

26. A. To drink as much as possible each day B. To drink as actually needed

C. To drink eight glasses of water daily

D. To drink no more than eight glasses daily

27. A. To drink according to the exercises you have done

B. To drink according to the need of your body

C. To drink according to the seasons

D. To drink according to the word health organization’s recommendation

28. A.Because the rule is out of date B. Because the rule is made for sick people

C.Because the rule is based on the studies under extraordinary conditions.

D. Because the rule is based on the need of soldiers and patients

Passage T wo Questions 29to 31 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

29. A.they share certain traditional customs B. They share the traditional costumes

C. They share certain traditional foods

D. They share the traditional music.

30. A. They will exchange rings. B. They will exchange presents

C. They will exchange promises

D. They will exchange flowers

31. A. To hold a reception party. B. To have a bid dinner

C. To congratulate on the couple.

D. To shower the couple with rice.

Passage Three Questions 32 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

32. A. It resembles the biological virus. B. It works the same way as the human virus.

C. It influences the human as the biological viruses do.

D. It spreads to people who use the infected computers.

33. A. They invade the computer and make it a place for manufacturing.

B. They spread throughout the whole system by quickly copying themselves.

C. They infect the hard disc and the whole system.

D. They spread virus that causes no harm to the computer systems.

34. A. It is a virus that causes great damage.

B. It is a virus that once infected the IBM’s computer system.

C. It is a virus that carries a Christmas greeting.

D. It is a virus that causes no harm to the computer systems.

35. A. It can cause no damages at all. B. It can cause damages to the computers.

C. It can copy your files in computers.

D. It can format your hard drive.

Section C Compound Dictation

There have been a lot of reports that boys are in trouble in American education. Some people say 36 _________ to improve education for girls, especially in math and science, have resulted in a 37 _________ for boys.

According to a report released this week, American boys in most cases are doing better than ever,”but girls have just 38_________ their performance on some measures even faster.”it says. as a result, girls have39 _________ or closed the differences with boys in some areas and moved40 _________ ahead of them in others.

The report does agree that some groups of boys are in 41_________,it says this is true especially of Hispanics and blacks and those from poor families. But it says closing the42 _________ and economic differences would help them more than 43_________ the differences between boys and girls.

44_ ___________________________________________________.Also, the report says policymakers now recognize the need to reform public high schools. Such changes should help boys as well as girls.

45______________________________ ______________________. It says the research will help teachers and parents better understand why gains for boys are not rising as fast as for girls.46_ ________ .

Model Test 3

Section A Conversations

11. A) study as hard as possible B) stay home for a few more days

C) choose different topics for his papers D) ask his professors to give him more time.

12. A) he dislikes shopping because of the high prices.

B) he is indifferent whether the weather is nice.

C)he wants to go out to look at a sports shop. D) he is fond of cute small animals.

13. A) he is not to blame B) it was his fault

C) he will accept all responsibility. D) he will be more careful next time

14. A) she had a vacation for some time B) she had worked for another company

C) she is used to working hard. D) she was ill and had to stay in bed.

15. A) keep all the volumes of books together.

B) bring the problem to his roommate’s attention

C) find a quieter place to study. D) concentrate on the music

16. A) in a park B) at a swimming pool C) in a classroom D)in a department store

17.A) the student center is not a good place to study

B) the woman will have to change her afternoon classes

C) the woman might be too tired to study in the evening

D) the woman’s job won’t take too much energy

18.A) the factory has made a lot of profits B) the factory will have a new machine soon

C) a general will come to the factory tomorrow

D) Charles has done everything successfully as required

Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.

19. A) most of the American movies are instructive and valuable

B) all the movies are about action and harmful to people

C) many movies have only violence but no moral

D) movies of action are of high quality in every aspect

20. A) because they misguide children’s concepts of love and innocence

B) because they attract children most

C) because they are too illusive D) because they are not rated

21. A) negative. B) positive C) appreciative D) ironical

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.

22. A) it is 8.5-dollar bill B) it is a piece of yellow coin costing 8.5 dollars

C) it is an 8.5-dollar ticket D)it is a bill of a large face value

23. A) he just needs to show his ticket B) he just needs to show a coin at the check-in path

C) he just needs to insert his travel card into a slot

D) he just needs to insert a token into a slot at the check-in path

24. A) they have no cars B) they do not like to drive cars

C) a parking place is difficult to find and often expensive

D) the public transportation there is free of charge

25. A) four B) one C) two D) three

Section B Passage One Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. A.They believe that expensive dishes are nutritious.

B They want to treat their friends well.

C They think that expensive dishes are well-prepared.

D They want to show that they can afford it.

27. [A] When they feel down. [B] When they feel nervous.

[C] When they are too excited. [D] When they feel insecure.

28. [A] Food choices have much to do with hunger.

[B] Parental food preferences tend to influence children a lot.

[C] Feelings and appetite never work together.

[D] Few People worry about being overweight.

Passage T wo Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.

29. A) in Turkey and China B) in ancient Greece

C) in Scotland and part of the Far East D)in Europe and the Far East

30. A)some people believe men’s clothes are directly related to their social positions

B) soldiers do not allow delivery men to wear uniforms

C)all doctors and dentists wear coats at home

D) in ancient Greece, men wearing dresses were thought to be savages

31. A) because fashion designers focus more on the women’s dress

B) because fashion in beauty for women always change

C)because most women cannot bear the stereotypical clothes

D)because the sellers want to attract more women to buy clothes

Passage Three Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard

32. A. Hollywood and Academy awards B. Hollywood and sexual separation

C. actors and actresses

D. racial discrimination and sexual difference

33. A. 16 B. 146 C. 162 D. 130

34. A. Only one black actor has ever been nominated for the Academy A wards.

B. Only three black actors have ever won the best director title.

C. the black actors are given a separate award

D. the black actors experience more unfair treatment.

35. A) because for the Oscars the most important thing is about glamour

B) because audiences only want to see this year’s best dresses and hairstyles

C) because there is no offence to the male actors in their dresses

D) because studios want female super stars to help them make money.

Section C Compound Dictation

The Bedouin people think most highly of people who show loyalty. To them loyalty does not mean that one is (36) ______ to a country, a place, or a (37) __________. Loyalty means being (38)________ to one’s family and tribe。

The Bedouin people take pride in their (39) ______. They do not (40) __________a hero from an (41) __________or poor family as much as one who comes from an honored family. They (42) __________ respect those who have (43) __________a good name from their ancestors and then have passed it on to their children.

(44)______________________________________________________________________ _______________________. If they are honored, he is also honored. If they are disgraced, he too is disgraced. Therefore one carefully guards the honor of his family, his lineage(血统),and his tribe.

(45)______________________________________________________________________ _______________________. He also guards it by carefully watching the women of his family.

(46)______________________________________________________________________ _______________________. Even if a woman only looks as if she has done wrong, she may be killed. The honor of her family depends upon her virtue.

Model Test 4

Section A Conversations

11. A) He likes the country, but hates the drive. B) He likes driving to work in the morning.

C) He hates the country, but likes the drive. D) He can drive fast in the country.

12. A) It caught a fire and lost a lot of money. B) It was seriously damaged during the fire.

C) It was newly built and attracted a large number of students.

D) It was damaged and soon got repaired.

13. A) At noon B) At 3:30. C) About dinner time. D) In the midnight

14. A) The fish is safe to eat B) The man shouldn’t eat the fish

C) She really doesn’t know what to do with the fish.

D) She is going to eat the fish with the man.

15. A) In the hospital. B) At home C)At work. D) At John’s office

16. A) She believes holding small parties is a mistake B) She feels big parties are very impersonal

C) She feels it’s very expensive to hold parties D) She likes holding parties at home.

17.A) Make an appointment B) Give the man a pen

C) Sign the form for the man D)Wait for the man

18.A) Learning to play the piano B) Learning to type

C) Learning to take the picture D) Learning to print

Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.

19. A) By bus. B) By car C) By subway D) On foot

20. A) Physics. B) History C) Foreign languages. D) Chemistry

21. A) French and Spanish. B) English and Italian

C) Russian and Japanese. D) French and Chinese

Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you’ve just heard.

22. A) In a bookstore. B) In a library C)In a classroom. D) On the street.

23. A) 18 dollars. B) 15 dollars C) 5dollars. D) 50 dollars.

24. A) Foreign language books B) Fiction books C)Adventure books D) History books

25. A) After he makes a general knowledge about Cussler B) After she has finished reading it.

C)Next Tuesday D)After he gets his wife’s permission Section B Passage One Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. A) Einstein was interested in nothing but science

B) Einstein’s experience in German army benefited him a lot

C) Einstein created a new view of the universe

D) Einstein’s reputation was ruined because of Nazism

27. A. He achieved more than any other scientists in history.

B. Our ideas about the universe differ from one another because of him.

C. He kept working until peace came in 1918.

D. His research practically stopped during the First World War

28. A. Einstein began to be accepted even by ordinary men

B. more and more honors were granted to Einstein

C. Einstein became the head of the Prussian Academy of Science

D. Einstein was not honored in Germany until the rise of Nazism

Passage T wo Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.

29. A) Ways of irrigating desert areas. B) Uses for cold seawater

C)Techniques for preserving the environment D)The importance of conserving energy

30. A) To transport water to higher elevations B) To provide air-conditioning

C)To bring nutrients to the soil D)To adjust the soil temperature

31. A) It can save the fresh water in tropical areas.

B) It can improve the quality of the air in tropical areas

C)It can make people in tropical areas grow crops from cooler climates

D)It can keep vegetables fresher for a longer period

Passage Three Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard

32. A) The relationship between diet and health

B) The relationship between the amount of food and diet

C)The relationship between mice and diet D)The relationship between mice and men

33. A) The second group who are most active B) The third group who eat the most

C) The first group who eat the least D)The third group who are not active

34. A) They eat less food than the other two groups B) They are very active

C) They usually live about a year and a half D)They are usually very healthy

35. A) People who eat less will live longer

B) People who eat only a cup of food a day will be healthy

C) People who eat a healthy diet will not get sick

D) People who eat the same diet as the mice’s will be healthier

Section C Compound Dictation

When young people get their first jobs, they face a lot of new, (36) ______ situations. They may find that everything is different from the way things were at school. It is also possible that they will feel uncomfortable and (37) __________ in both professional and social situations.

(38)____, they realize that university classes can’t be the only preparation for all of the different situations that (39)______ in the working world.

Perhaps the best way to learn how to behave in the working world is to (40) __________ a worker you admire and observe his behavior. In doing so, you will be able to see what it is that you admire in this person. For example, you will observe how he acts in a (41) __________. Perhaps even more important, you will see what is his (42) _____ to day-to-day situations.

While you are observing your colleague, you should be asking yourself whether his behavior is like yours and how you can learn from his (43)______ to a variety of situations.

(44)________________________________________________________________. We Chinese have a saying which goes like this:“if you live with a lame person, you will learn to limp.”(45) ________________________________________________. The closer the relationship is, the better you can learn from him. (46)__________________________________________________ ________________________.

Model Test 5

Section A Conversations

1. [A] Don’t drink beer [B] Don’t use ice [C] Drink dark beer [D] Boil the beer

2. [A] Jessica may miss the sports meeting [B] Jessica may be late for the opening ceremony

[C] Jessica may not come by train [D] Jessica may have caught a wrong train

3. [A] The woman doesn’t think it was the man’s fault

[B] The woman thanks the man for his absence

[C] The woman blames the traffic jam [D] The woman blames the man for his absence

4. [A] Watching a game with her husband [B] Going to a game

[C] Her husband’ absence [D] Her husband’s watching a game

5. [A] Since last year [B] For a few days [C] For a few hours [D] For several weeks

6. [A] The man enjoyed the movie very much [B] The man saw a horror movie

[C] The woman asked the man to be careful at night

[D] The woman went to the show with the man

7. [A] He has been offered a new job [B] He has been granted leave for a month

[C] He has been fired by the company [D] He has been dismissed for his poor performance

8. [A] John will see Joan tomorrow evening [B] John might be at home late tomorrow evening

[C] John and Joan have decided to go on a holiday

[D] John asked the woman to come another time

Questions 9 to 12are based on the conversation you have just heard.

9. [A] A more economical diesel fuel [B] Characteristics of a new type of fuel

[C] Where a new energy source is located [D] How to develop alternative energy sources

10. [A] He’s studying for a test [B] He lost his notes

[C] He missed the class [D] He’s doing research on alternative

11. [A] It will reduce the amount of pollutants in the air

[B] It will increase the amount of unpleasant odors from vehicles

[C] It will eventually destroy the ozone layer

[D] It will reduce the cost of running large vehicles

12. [A] To help him explain the information to his roommate [B] To help him write a paper

[C] To prepare for a test [D] To tell her if the notes are accurate Questions 13 to 15are based on the conversation you have just heard.

13. [A] All students pay the same amount per year

[B] Students choose how many meals a week they will pay for

[C] Students get money back for meals they don’t eat [D] Some students get free meals

14. [A] They can invite guests to meals at a reduced price

[B] They receive cards that allow them to be served first

[C] They can help decide what will be on the menu

[D] They pay less per meal than those who eat there only part of the time

15. [A] By paying for meals one at a time [B] By borrowing a student’s meal card

[C] By ordering their meals in advance [D] By buying a weekend meal card Section B Passage One Questions 16 to 18are based on the passage you have just heard.

16. [A] Because each flat has its own car park [B] Because they always have flat roofs

[C] Because they have more services [D] Because they are bigger

17. [A] They have central heating and air-conditioning systems

[B] They have everything that people need

[C] They are well-planned [D] Many people live in them

18. [A] Flat roofs can be used for drying washing

[B] The space is needed for cinemas, clubs and churches

[C] The space is useful for parking cars [D] It is a cheap way of building

Passage T wo Questions 19 to 21are based on the passage you have just heard.

19. [A] It is being rapidly expanded [B] It is found in one million homes

[C] It is relatively low [D] It is very well established

20. [A] They are made of metal and glass [B] They cost about $50

[C] They are usually found on the roof [D] They look like sandwiches

21. [A] It is expected to be a $3 billion industry [B] It is expected to be a $13 billion industry

[C] It is expected to be a $1.13 billion industry

[D] It is expected to be a $1.3 billion industry

Passage Three Questions 22 to 25are based on the passage you have just heard.

22. [A] The workers on the underground platforms were replaced by machines

[B] It became the first completely automatic railway in the world

[C] A completely automatic line was added to its network

[D] Its trains became computer-controlled

23. [A] A platform worker [B] The command spot [C] A computer [D] A machine

24. [A] To drive the train after it is started automatically

[B] To start the train and to drive it when necessary

[C] To take care of the passengers on the train

[D] To send commanding signals to the command spot

25. [A] It will stop automatically [B] It will move on at the same speed

[C] It will gradually slow down [D] It will keep a safe distance from the other trains Section C Compound Dictation

The entertainment (26) ________, or “show business”, attracts many new people. Unfortunately, only very few can hope to become famous and (27) ________. Talent is not enough, because show business is as (28) ________ as any other business. Without a good manager, performers can never hope to succeed. (29) ________ is important in this business, too. A performer must change his “act” in order to follow the taste of the moment. This is true for actors, dancers and (30) ________, but perhaps most of all for singers.

“Pop” stands for “popular”, and a pop singer has to work very hard to become popular. He must either give the public what they already want, or he must find a new way of singing that will attract their (31) ________. Even when he has succeeded, and his records are sold everywhere, he cannot relax. Then he must work harder than ever to stay popular, because there are always younger singers trying to become famous and to steal some of the (32) ________.

The life of a (33) ________ pop singer is not all easy. (34) ___________________________ _____________________. The fans are the most important people in the world for the singer. They buy his records, they go to his concerts, and they make him rich and famous. But they can be very annoying, too. (35) ________________________________________________________. They steal handkerchiefs. They tear off buttons, and they even cut off pieces of the unfortunate singer’s hair. Many slingers have been forced to hide. (36) _______________________________ ______________________________________. And, most important, he must always keep smiling for the benefits of his public.

Model T est 6

Section A Conversations

11. A. He hasn’t been hard on her B. He always finds fault with her.

C. He won’t revenge himself on her.

D. He will change his attitude to her.

12. A. Go over the list. B. Go for an outing.

C. Go shopping for his mu..

D. List everything his mum needs.

13. A. They cater chiefly to tourists. B. They are busy all the year round.

C. They stay closed until summer comes.

D. They provide quality service to their customers.

14. A. The yard of their old house. B. The room they are going to move into.

C. The quality of the furniture they bought.

D. The feeling they have of their neighborhood.

15. A. The man had the car repaired. B. The speakers’ car has to be replaced.

C. The couple were involved in an accident.

D. The speaker’s car was stolen and the man found it.

16. A. She bought the skirt on her birthday. B. It was a wedding gift from her friends.

C. She thanked the man for buying her the skirt.

D. Her boyfriend presented it to her as a gift.

17. A. The rent is too high. B. He doesn’t like the suburbs.

C. He can’t afford the high taxes.

D. It’s too expensive to hire taxies.

18. A. All rooms are taken. B. There is just a single room.

C. There are only double rooms.

D. Many spare rooms are available. Question 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. A. A cheap new car. B. An extravagant new car.

C. An old Buick Century.

D. A used car that’s a bargain.

20. A. She is too old to see clearly. B. She has been tired of the old car.

C. She is seriously ill.

D. She has been hurt in an accident.

21. A. It looks very new inside and outside. B. There is nothing wrong with the car.

C. Many parts in the car need renewing.

D. It was expensive when it was new.

22. A. $ 2,650 or so. B. $ 500 or less. C. Over $3,500. D. $10,000 or so. Question 23 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. A. She doesn’t have time to do exercise. B. She eats less but remains overweight.

C. She doesn’t eat fast foods but remains overweight.

D. She doesn’t know whether the doctor can help her.

24. A. Try to eat less. B. Walk more quickly. C. Use the stairs. D. A void fast food.

25. A. Healthy food. B. Effective medicine. C. How to reduce weight. D. How to do exercise Section B Passage One Question 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. A. They rarely ruin trees. B. They drink only every 3.4 days.

C. They search for food in large groups.

D. They protect food sources for their young.

27. A. Examples and conclusions. B. Evidence and argument.

C. Stories and explanation.

D. Facts and descriptions

28. A. Overheating the earth can be stopped. B. Not all animal species are so adaptable.

C. The planets will become hotter and hotter.

D. Not all animals are as smart as desert elephants.

Passage T wo Question 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

29. A. She was not very polite. B. She was not clearly heard.

C. She was often misunderstood.

D. She was unable to speak good English.

30. A. She was good at pretending. B. She was rude to the stockbroker.

C. She was ready to help her mother.

D. She was unwilling to phone for her mother.

31. A. It confuses her. B. It embarrasses her.

C. It helps her understand the world.

D. It helps her tolerate rude people.

32. A. It has a very bad reputation in America. B. It may bring inconvenience in America.

C. It is vivid and direct to non-native speakers.

D. It is clear and natural to non-native speakers.

Passage Three Question 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

33. A. 90 B. 108 C. 180 D. 668

34. A. England’s Footballer of the Y ear. B. A soccer coach in West Germany.

C. A medalist for his sportsmanship.

D. A member of the Order of the British Empire.

35. A. Editing Sunday Sport. B. Working for Capital Radio.

C. Managing professional soccer teams.

D. Developing a sports marketing company Section C Compound Dictation

We generally view the family as being one of our most stable institutions; yet, our family system has (36) a number of changes in the past. Two hundred years ago, marriages were often arranged by parents, with economic (37) being the most important factor of who married whom. Two hundred years ago, divorce was (38) ; now, more than one out of three marriages are in (39) . tow hundred years ago, women did not work out of the home, and children were an economic (40) ; now nearly 50 percent of married women work outside the home, and children are a (41) responsibility.

In our (42) society, the family is now changing even more rapidly than it did i n the past. In (43) the future of the American family, some authorities foresee the family as racing toward extinction. They say that (44)

, and thi s will be its only function. Family optimists, on the other hand, predi ct the family’s entering a Golden Age---an era where (45)

, Most sociologists, however, do not agree with either the pessimists or the optimists; instead, (46)

, many of whi ch will probably be thrown away, but some likely to be found satisfying and functional and gradually becoming “typical”.

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