广东外语艺术职业学院 2007 — 2008 学年第二学期
本试题共 4 大题， 4 页，满分100 分，考试时间为45 分钟，答案请写在答题卡和答卷上，否则无效。
I. Section A: Short Conversations. (每小题2分, 共2分×20小题＝40分) Directions:In this section you will hear 20 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.
1.A) The woman has taught Jim in a pleasant way.
B) The man has spoiled the peaceful atmosphere.
C) The woman takes the man's advice.
D) The man made a bad suggestion.
2.A) News reports don't tell anything.B) News shows are good at presenting the news.
C) TV is extremely superficial. D) TV is not good except for presenting the news.
3.A) September 20th. B) September 4th. C) October 4th. D) October 20th.
4.A) The man does not like to go shopping.
B) The man may not want to go shopping again.
C) The woman wants to buy something to eat.
D) The woman is always going shopping.
5.A) In the classroom. B) At the post office.
C) In the bank. D) In a park.
6.A) The woman is excited to have lunch with the man.
B) The woman has appointment with someone else.
C) The woman thinks the man did wrong in the morning.
D) The woman is afraid that the man has lunch alone.
7.A) A repairman. B) A customer. C) A shop assistant. D) A librarian.
8.A) They are doing camping. B) They are preparing a party.
C) The man will repair the tents. D) The woman will fix stove and pot.
9.A) He didn't think the course is useful.
B) He thought the course was wonderful.
C) He wanted to take more optional courses.
D) He couldn't understand the professor's lecture.
10.A) The woman would sew them back on.
B) The woman would quarrel with the man.
C) The man would not take the responsibility.
D) The man gave the woman a good suggestion.
11.A) $ 40. 00. B) $ 35.00. C) $ 45.00. D) $ 25.00
12.A) She loves to go out with the man in the evening.
B) She has to wait for her mother's coming in the evening.
C) Her mother doesn't allow her to go out at night.
D) She wants to meet her mother in New Y ork in the evening.
13.A) The woman feels sorry because she is late for the evening show.
B) The man can buy the tickets for tomorrow s show since today’s is not available.
C) The woman feels sorry because she has sold the tickets to others.
D) The man won’t watch the show since he is leaving tomorrow.
14.A) At home. B) At a hotel. C) At a fashion shop. D) At a tailor's shop
15.A) The man had no idea of the lecture since he fell into sleep.
B) The lecture was so boring that he fell into sleep.
C) The lecture was interesting but he couldn't follow it.
D) The lecture was neither good nor bad.
16.A) The name is just difficult to pronounce. B) He is singing the song included in the album.
C) He has temporarily forgotten its name. D) He had no idea of the name of the album.
17.A) It was the man's fault to come late.
B) The woman should meet the man at the entrance of the station.
C) The man and the woman met on the platform at last.
D) The man missed the train since he was late for 5 minutes.
18.A) The man doesn't like his boss at all.
B) The boss always asks him to do some extra work.
C) The boss may bring him bad news.
D) The man was tired of his boss.
19.A) 702-6493-17. B) 70-702-6493. C) 702-6493-70. D) 17-702-6493.
20.A) The man wants to buy a table.
B) The man came to the café alone.
C) The table by the window is free for anyone.
D) The table by the window has been left for someone else.
II. Section B: Passages. (每小题2分，共2分×10小题＝20分) Directions:In this section you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. The passage will be spoken twice. 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.
Questions 21 to 23are based on the passage you have just heard.
21.A) Because he was afraid the train might go without him.
B) Because the boy offered to help him.
C) Because it was raining.
D) Because he was not sure of the price of the cake.
22.A) Buy two cakes. B) Buy one cake.
C) Ask the price of the cake. D) Tell the cake-seller to come over.
23.A) The boy took the money and never came back.
B) The boy bought two cakes as told.
C) The train pulled out of the station before the boy came back.
D) The boy bought one cake for himself.
Questions 24 to 26 are based on the passage you have just heard.
24.A) 10.7 hours. B) 10.4 hours. C) 5.2 hours. D) 5.35 hours.
25.A) China. B) Japan. C) The U.S. D) The Philippines.
26.A) Friends and neighbors. B) Teachers and friends.
C) Parents and friends. D) Parents and grandparents.
Questions 27 to 30 are based on the passage you have just heard.
27.A) 400. B) 500. C) 600. D) 700.
28.A) Students in rich families. B) Students in poor families.
C) Students with part-time jobs. D) Students engaged in job-hunting.
29.A) 1980. B) 1986. C) 1990. D) 1988.
30.A) More and more Chinese residents are using credit cards.
B) Students are using credit cards more often than their parents.
C) Credit card consumption in China is much lower than in developed countries.
D) Credit card consumption in big cities is stable.
III. Section C: True or False. (每小题2分，共2分× 10小题＝20分) Directions:In this section you will hear a piece of news. The news will be spoken twice. At the end of the news, you should decide whether the following statements are True or False. If it is True, mark the letter A on the Answer Sheet. If it is False, then mark the letter B.
31.A college represents a working community with a population that can be greater than that of
32.Next week in our Foreign Student Series, the subject is college support services for students
who come to the United States.
33.The school we have chosen for our example this week is Indiana University in Bloomington.
34.About fifteen percent of its almost forty thousand students are from other countries.
35.The Office of International Services at Indiana University provides assistance to foreign
students and scholars.
36.The New International Student Orientation provides information about classes, social c lubs
and health services.
37.A group called Bloomington Worldwide Friendship helps international students at the
university meet and get to know people who live in the USA.
38.Most American colleges and universities have a similar office for students from other
39.The job is always easy when students want to spend their free time with friends from their
own country or group.
40.This is the BBC Special English Education Report, written by Nancy Steinbach.
IV. Section D: Compound Dictation. (41-48每小题1分，第49-51每小题4分，共1分×8小题+4分×3小题＝20分)
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. Then listen to the passage again. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks from 41 to 48 with the exact word you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 49 to 51 you are required to fill in the missing information. 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.
On the night of June 8, I was watching a (41) TV show with my family. We got a little (42)______ when the TV news said that there might be a (43) thunderstorm. But there are often bad storms in June, so we all watched the end of the TV show and went to bed.
Soon after we went to sleep, I (44) up and saw bright lightening in the sky. It was so bright that the whole room (45) white. I heard a sound that was like a hundred airplanes flying past the house. I had never heard such a noise in all my life.
Suddenly, the whole house began to (46) , and the floor under me seemed to fall away. I knew I should get to the basement, but it was too late. I got a (47) hold of the bed as I felt myself falling into the darkness. After ten minutes, the tornado was over. I was so (48) _____ that I couldn't move. (49) . I could hear people shouting. I began to look for my family. I found my parents lying under some pieces of wood. (50) . My sisters had cuts, but they were OK too ——another miracle. (51) . There was still lightening and a strong wind, but no rain. By 2: 00 a.m. the first ambulances arrived. In their lights we could see what was left of our town. Our house, our neighbors' houses, the trees, the stores, the school, and all that I knew were gone.