标准听力(四)—— 标准听力(十)文本


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 mi n utes)

Section A

11. [A] He doesn’t know what tools to bring.

[B] He doesn’t mind helping the woman.

[C] The woman won’t have to carry the tools.

[D] The donkeys will carry the woman’s personal item s.

12. [A] The game has been canceled.

[B] Their team played very badly.

[C] Football is her favorite pastime.

[D] She’s never watched a better game.

13. [A] He thinks David is not reliable.

[B] He’s willing to trust David.

[C] He has told his doubts to David.

[D] He thinks David will benefit from this experience.

14. [A] He’s not sure how much a printer costs.

[B] He’ll buy a computer later this week.

[C] He lost the money he was saving.

[D] He doesn’t have enough money to buy a printer now.

15. [A] John was disappointed at his math score.

[B] John did better than he thought he was able to.

[C] John didn’t pass, although he had tried his best.

[D] John got an excellent score, which was unexpected.

16. [A] The woman likes arguing.

[B] The woman should get a job.

[C] The woman should work in a factory.

[D] The woman spends too much money.

17. [A] The woman had been planning for the conference.

[B] The woman called the man but the line was busy.

[C] The woman didn’t come back until midn ight.

[D] The woman had guests all evening.

18. [A] He has lost his history book.

[B] He doesn’t like the history course.

[C] He has to read a lot of history books.

[D] He finds history difficult to understand.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] To find out if she has the flu.

[B] To find out how to maintain a nutritious diet.

[C] To find out how to prevent illness.

[D] To find out the results of a blood test.

20. [A] She gets ill at the same time every year.

[B] She doesn’t get enough exercise.

[C] She often has difficulty sleeping.

[D] She’s sick with influenza throughout the winter.

21. [A] She’s too stressed.

[B] She doesn’t get enough rest.

[C] She doesn’t eat nutritious food.

[D] She stays in crowded places too long.

22. [A] Physical examinations are given free there.

[B] She can get a free influenza vaccination there.

[C] She’ll be able to get a prescription there.

[D] She’ll find literature on nutrition there.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] She didn’t take it to the repair shop at all.

[B] She decided to throw it away and buy a new one.

[C] She took it to the repair shop but refused to have it repaired.

[D] She turned to mechanics for help but they could do nothing with it.

24. [A] The traffic is very heavy.

[B] The bus service is bad.

[C] The transportation is convenient.

[D] Few taxis can be seen there.

25. [A] She will get him to do his assignment.

[B] She will help him put his things in order.

[C] She will complete his homework for him.

[D] She will tell him how to maintain his car.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] Modern people have the same worries as the cave man did.

[B] Modern people experiences more stress than the cave man.

[C] The cave man experienced more stress than modern people.

[D] People don’t suffer more stress today; it’s just that they think they do.

27. [A] You have failed an important examination.

[B] You are informed of an accident of your best friend.

[C] You have won the first prize in an English competition.

[D] Your favorite football team has lost an important game.

28. [A] To show us that distress is what people call the pleasant kind of stress.

[B] To show us that people will feel eustress and distress at the same time.

[C] To show us that stress does not necessarily refer to unpleasant experience.

[D] To show us that an Olympic winner feels the same stress as one who loses a family member.

29. [A] Try to do things successfully.

[B] Do things that you really want to do.

[C] Do whatever you’re expected to do.

[D] Refuse to do whatever you’re forced to.

Passage Two

Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

30. [A] That the time is too short for doctors.

[B] That the patients are often too nervous.

[C] That the damage is extremely hard to fix.

[D] That the blood-cooling machine might break down.

31. [A] By taking the blood out of the brain.

[B] By lowe ring the brain’s temperature.

[C] By trying the operation on monkeys first.

[D] By having the blood go through a machine.

32. [A] It can last as long as 30 minutes.

[B] It can keep the brain’s blood warm.

[C] It can help monkeys do different jobs.

[D] It can keep the patient’s brain healthy.

Passage Three

Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

33. [A] Salesmen. [B] Managers.

[C] Customers. [D] Researchers.

34. [A] Visiting customers themselves.

[B] Visiting parks as ordinary customers.

[C] Giving customers free food on the street.

[D] Asking customers questions at supermarkets.

35. [A] How to understand what customers want.

[B] How to develop marketing strategies.

[C] How to find out customers’ ne cessary social needs.

[D] How to encourage customers to spend more money.

Section C

Lively argument centers around effect of public communication on audiences, not only in matters concerning public opinion on political issues, but in matters of personal lifestyles and (36) _________, consumer behavior, the judgments and dispositions of children, and possible inducements to (37) _________. Feelings regarding these matters (38) _________ greatly. Some people explain the larger effects of mass communication as generally (39) _________ to both young and old. Many sociologists follow the theory that mass communication can influence values already (40) _________ and operating in the culture. Numerous other analysts believe that mass communications provide powerful sources of informal education and persuasion. Their (41) _________ are drawn largely from observations that many, if not most, people in technological societies form their personal views of the social realities beyond their (42) _________ experience but from messages presented through public communication.

Current evidence (43) _________ that the many instruments of mass communication produce varying effects upon different segments of the audience. (44) _____________________________________________________________. Much of the enormous output on television and radio and in print is probably simply regarded as play and of little consequence in affecting adult dispositions, although many psychologists believe that the nature of children’s play experiences is critical to their maturation.

(45) __________________________________________________________. Most people seem to accept what they are given without complaint. Mass communication is but one area of life for most individuals, whose main concerns center on the home and daily employment. (46) ________________________________________________________________.


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

11. [A] She’s having a hard time following the professor’s lectures.

[B] She d oesn’t like the way the professor lectures.

[C] She is not interested in the course.

[D] She’s having difficulty with the heavy reading assignments.

12. [A] The man was sorry to miss the football game.

[B] The man attended the concert, but didn’t like it.

[C] The man was sorry that he didn’t attend the concert.

[D] The man is more interested in football than in classical music.

13. [A] Tom is very responsible. [B] Tom’s words aren’t reliable.

[C] What Tom said is true. [D] Tom is not humorous at all.

14. [A] She should follow the human nature.

[B] Strangers are nothing to be afraid of.

[C] Feeling nervous is nothing improper.

[D] She should accept strangers’ presents naturally.

15. [A] He’s been too busy to clean his room.

[B] Cleaning is the last thing he wants to do.

[C] He hasn’t cleaned his room since Linda visited him.

[D] Linda is the only person who ever comes to see him.

16. [A] She is tired of her present job.

[B] Her phone number has changed.

[C] She doesn’t have a fax machine.

[D] She may quit her present job soon.

17. [A] It is based on a lot of research.

[B] It can be finished in a few weeks’ time.

[C] It has drawn criticism from lots of people.

[D] It falls short of her supervisor’s expectations.

18. [A] They should put the meeting to an end.

[B] She would like to discuss another item.

[C] She wants to discuss the issue again later.

[D] They should hold another meeting to discuss the matter.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] Find out if a rock-climbing course will be offered.

[B] Plan a rock-climbing trip over spring break.

[C] Convince the man to take a rock-climbing course with her.

[D] Find a place to go rock climbing.

20. [A] The college doesn’t have any rock-climbing equipment.

[B] There are no appropriate places for climbing nearby.

[C] There is no one to teach them how to do it.

[D] Not very many students are interested in it.

21. [A] Climbers have the opportunity to be outside and enjoy the scenery.

[B] Climbing isn’t as ex pensive as other sports.

[C] Learning to climb doesn’t take a very long time.

[D] Climbers develop skills useful in other activities.

22. [A] Increasing upper body strength.

B] Discussing popular climbing sites.

[C] Selecting the necessary equipment.

[D] Finding a climbing partner.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] Promoting the sales of something by telephone.

[B] Talking with the woman about a sports TV program.

[C] Discussing with the woman on how to stay fit.

[D] Bargaining with the woman about a fitness program.

24. [A] A subscription to a certain kind of newspaper.

[B] A bargain on dance lessons.

[C] A cheap airfare to Hawaii.

[D] A membership to a sports club.

25. [A] No more phone call to her. [B] A phone call in a few days.

[C] A change of the salesman. [D] A discount of the goods.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] A chemist. [B] An official.

[C] An ice-cream taster. [D] An ice-cream manufacturer.

27. [A] He stirs the ice cream.

[B] He lets the ice cream warm up.

[C] He examines the color of the ice cream.

[D] He tastes the flavor of the ice cream.

28. [A] One Cool Job [B] Tasting with Eyes

[C] John Harriso n’s Life [D] Flavors of Ice Cream Passage Two

Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

29. [A] They were expensive. [B] No one believes them.

[C] They were unsuccessful. [D] They were often deceptive.

30. [A] Consumers began to resist buying products of these ads.

[B] Consumers stopped their environmental movement.

[C] Consumers turned cautious of environmental appeals.

[D] Consumers didn’t care about them all the time.

31. [A] They became more popular. [B] They were more regulated.

[C] They grew less honest. [D] They became better produced.

32. [A] Massachusetts. [B] Texas.

[C] California. [D] Connecticut.

Passage Three

Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

33. [A] In a hotel. [B] In the palace.

[C] In Pudding Lane. [D] In Thames Street.

34. [A] He helped put out the fire. [B] He wrote about the fire.

[C] He happened to see the fire. [D] He was rescued from the fire.

35. [A] The King and his soldiers came to help.

[B] All the wooden houses in the city were burned out.

[C] People managed to get enough water from the river.

[D] Houses standing in the direction of the fire were pulled down.

Section C

China has outlined a new approach to foreign investment, with planners saying they will now focus less on attracting large amounts of cash and more on selecting investments that will bring skills and technology into the country. The change in tactics, detailed in an official document (36) ________ by the National Development and Reform Commission, comes after more than a year of (37) ________ debate over the role foreign investors should play in China’s economy. China has long been one of the world’s top (38) ________ for foreign investment, and international com panies poured in more than $70 billion last year, (39) ________ by the country’s low costs, manufacturing prowess and huge (40) ________ market. But the inroads have caused some (41) ________ among both ordinary people and officials, who also want to see d omestic companies do well. The new foreign investment plan, which isn’t a specific (42) ________ but rather a statement of broad principles, does say that regulators will look more closely at foreign (43) ________ of local companies and other issues of “national economic security” that have received increasing attention recently. But the vision it advances represents neither an attempt to completely close off China’s economy nor a new round of liberalization. (44) __________________________________________. For instance, new investments by foreign companies will face stricter environmental and land use standards. (45) __________________________________________. The plan said China will continue to open up service industries, though it offered no commitments beyond those already made to the World Trade Organization. (46) __________________________________________.


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

11. [A] Call a repairperson soon.

[B] Ask the man to fix her refrigerator.

[C] Find a book on how to make repairs.

[D] Wait to see if the problem disappears.

12. [A] She disliked what the man said.

[B] She agreed with the man’s view.

[C] She didn’t hear what the man said.

[D] She didn’t agree with the man’s opinion.

13. [A] He definitely doesn’t know the date.

[B] He is the only person who knows the date.

[C] He forgot the time when he handed in his assignments.

[D] The last assignment he handed in was not good.

14. [A] He cooks for the club members quite often.

[B] He wasn’t careful when he was preparing food.

[C] He often fills the kitchen with tomatoes and chocolate.

[D] He doesn’t like to prepare food for the club members.

15. [A] Call a taxi for the woman.

[B] Ride a horse with the woman.

[C] Go to the bus station himself.

[D] Drive the woman to the train station.

16. [A] She wants the man to stay home all his life.

[B] She doesn’t want to keep the man at home.

[C] She suggests that the man stay at home.

[D] She thinks that the man must lead his own life.

17. [A] The hotdog stand has nothing to do with the accident.

[B] Move the school farther away.

[C] Students should not buy hotdogs any more.

[D] Move the hotdog stand farther away.

18. [A] He didn’t clean his room.

[B] He studied for the test too late.

[C] He couldn’t find anything in his room.

[D] He didn’t clean the kitchen.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] She saw students protesting last week.

[B] One of her roommates told her about it.

[C] She attended one of its meetings before.

[D] She read about it in the newspaper.

20. [A] To raise more fund for the group.

[B] To preserve some open spaces on campus.

[C] To secure more parking lots for the students.

[D] To protect the Swing Hall.

21. [A] She has a class to attend.

[B] She has an important meeting with the school administrators.

[C] She is against the man’s plan.

[D] She will have a picnic with her friends.

22. [A] Make a donation to support the group.

[B] Help the man organize the rally.

[C] Sign a petition.

[D] Take advantage of the student parking lot.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] Sightseeing. [B] Lying on the beach.

[C] Taking photos of the beaches. [D] Scuba diving.

24. [A] Biology. [B] Photography.

[C] Swimming. [D] Painting.

25. [A] Large green jellyfish. [B] Different floating plants.

[C] Oceanic snails. [D] Sunken treasure.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] His work in the church. [B] Being a star in the NBA.

[C] Being a student of medicine. [D] His willingness to help the needy.

27. [A] It’s helpful to his personal development.

[B] It’s a way of showing his respect to the NBA.

[C] It’s something he should do for his homeland.

[D] It’s a chance for his friends to share his money.

28. [A] Sell children’s music and art work.

[B] Make videos to help protect children.

[C] Produce safety equipment for children.

[D] Look for missing and exploited children.

29. [A] He helped a man get across the rails.

[B] He stopped a man from destroying the rails.

[C] He protected two little girls from getting hurt.

[D] He saved a person without considering his own safety.

Passage Two

Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

30. [A] To celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s birthday.

[B] To show respect for Queen Elizabeth.

[C] To honor his half-brother Sir Humphrey Gilbert.

[D] To commemorate the first settlers who died there.

31. [A] With the help of people from colonies.

[B] Owing to actively invading the Spanish Navy.

[C] Due to the weather in favor of English ships.

[D] Because of the great force of the English fleet.

32. [A] They faced the attack of the Spanish Navy.

[B] They always met with fierce storms.

[C] She thought the cost was too high.

[D] She found most colonies unsuitable for residence.

Passage Three

Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.

33. [A] It is an ability both man and animals possess.

[B] It is the reason for man’s superiority over animals.

[C] It is the reason for man’s success as a species.

[D] It is a proof of our superior intelligence.

34. [A] To show how dependent men are on a particular food.

[B] To show how primitive the diet of some people is.

[C] To show what different foods are eaten.

[D] To show the adaptability of man as regards his diet.

35. [A] A very popular food plant. [B] A plant with limited uses.

[C] An animal as food. [D] A plant used as a main food.

Section C

Many young people believe good grades and excellent internships will land them their (36) _________ job. However, (37) _________ to what they think, often their major will have little influence over the person who is hiring them for the position. Young adults need to have a (38) _________ view in order to survive in corporate America.

When you apply at a major corporation, do not be surprised if you end up with an (39) _________ level position. You usually do not start at the top, but work your way up. It is all about “paying your dues”. Hard work and being in the corporation for some time may lead to greater earning (40) _________. If you are unable to get a (41) _________ after eighteen months, (42) _________ on the position, it may be time to move on.

In interviews, young adults often (43) _________ of their majors. (44) ________________________________________________________________. You are there to prove why you can do the position applied for. (45) ________________________________________________________________.

It usually does not hurt to ask for more work. (46) _________________________________________________________________. “Paying your dues” will get you further in life. It can often help you expand your leadership role at work. Just remember that someone will always be trying to steal your glory, so never get comfortable in a position, otherwise you may become stagnant (not changing or making progress, and continuing to be in a bad condition) .


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

11. [A] The movie was really wonderful.

[B] The movie was full of violent scenes.

[C] The movie wasn’t as good as he had expected.

[D] The movie was overly concerned with romantic relationships.

12. [A] He left it at the airport. [B] He enjoyed using it.

[C] He lost it on his trip. [D] He left it in his friend’s car.

13. [A] At 9:00. [B] At 9:15.

[C] At 9:25. [D] At 10:00.

14. [A] In an office. [B] In a restaurant.

[C] In a theatre. [D] At the information desk.

15. [A] Tony could not continue the experiment.

[B] Tony finished the experiment last night.

[C] Tony thought the experiment was well done.

[D] Tony had expected the experiment to be easier.

16. [A] She can’t even decide what she will do tonight.

[B] She wants to hand in her report as soon as possible.

[C] She will be very likely to go to the symphony with the man.

[D] She can’t go to the symphony bec ause of her unfinished report.

17. [A] He is always punctual for his class.

[B] He rarely notices which students are late.

[C] He wants his students to be on time for class.

[D] He doesn’t allow his students to tell jokes in class.

18. [A] The man doe sn’t know how to vote.

[B] The man is going to reveal his vote later.

[C] The man refuses to answer the woman’s question.

[D] The man doesn’t understand the woman’s question.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] He can’t find his office key. [B] He has misplaced some exams.

[C] He is unable to speak. [D] He doesn’t like his classroom.

20. [A] Mark the latest homework assignment.

[B] Put a cancellation notice on the classroom door.

[C] Make an appointment with the doctor.

[D] Return some exams to his students.

21. [A] Teach David’s class while he is absent.

[B] Give Professor Winston the key to David’s office.

[C] Leave a message on the board in David’s classroom.

[D] Bring David the homework that was due today.

22. [A] To put the homework on David’s desk.

[B] To leave the master key for David.

[C] To give David’s students the next assignment.

[D] To call David at the end of the afternoon.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] They are going to buy tickets.

[B] They are going to buy a violin.

[C] They are going to City Hall.

[D] They are going to Peter’s Home.

24. [A] She enjoys them very much.

[B] They sound more or less like a human voice.

[C] They are complicated but soft.

[D] She can’t understand them.

25. [A] There is a ticket free of charge.

[B] She loves violin.

[C] She can listen to some music outside.

[D] She has nothing to do tonight.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] Making the problem of food shortage even more serious.

[B] Increasing the awareness of the world’s large population.

[C] Increasing the number of babies who survive early childhood.

[D] Providing world population with more nutrition ever before.

27. [A] 2%. [B] 3%. [C] 4%. [D] 5%.

28. [A] Latin America. [B] Africa. [C] Asia. [D] Europe.

Passage Two

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

29. [A] They didn’t care. [B] They hated it.

[C] They loved it. [D] They have mixed feelings.

30. [A] There was not enough maintenance.

[B] People didn’t care whatever mess it might be.

[C] There were no effective regulations over visitors.

[D] It was constructed badly.

31. [A] It was more respected.

[B] More people used it.

[C] It was damaged by tourists again.

[D] It quickly got worse again after Lincoln’s death.

Passage Three

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

32. [A] It is easy for a couple to afford a child in Asia.

[B] The prices of houses in Asia are quite low now.

[C] The word “DINKS” first appeared in an Asian country.

[D] Fewer and fewer married women want to have a job.

33. [A] $900. [B] $5,000. [C] $10,800. [D] $15,800.

34. [A] Let women stay at home and have a baby.

[B] Care for the growing needs of women for job.

[C] Allow only one of the parents to go out to work.

[D] Punish the companies that permit women to leave.

35. [A] The small number of newborn babies.

[B] The changing social situation of women.

[C] The high prices of houses and education.

[D] The necessary steps of Asian governments.

Section C

No event has had such a decisive effect in shaping the attitude of the Irish people towards the British as the Irish Famine. Looking back on the famine, the most (36) _________ fact was that it should ever have reached such (37) _________. Although the potato crop failed, there was plenty of food left in Ireland, and while thousands died some of it was being (38) _________. Even if the local organizations for dealing with a crisis of such magnitude were completely (39) _________, more positive and generous action by the British Government could have (40) _________ some of the worst effects. In the light of the large scale Government relief projects (41) _________ today, the supreme irony of all was that the richest nation in Europe should have allowed one of the poorest to starve on its doorstep.

Yet the famine looked very different through nineteen-century eyes. Then, the (42) _________ of letting people do things without the government’s (43) _________ were generally accepted — in fact, were regarded as almost sacred. (44) _____________________________________________________________. In the case of the Irish famine, it was argued, the Government had done all it could to help.

(45) __________________________________________________________, and it seems strange that the reports of suffering could have failed to move the Government towards a greater use of its resources. (46) _________________________________________________________________. Few Irish families had not been severely hit by the famine, and there were even fewer who did not lay the blame fairly and directly at Brita in’s door.


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

11. [A] He doesn’t like the paintings.

[B] He hasn’t seen the paintings yet.

[C] He doesn’t enjoy his art history course.

[D] He would like to own one of the paintings.

12. [A] Her name is on the top of the list.

[B] She is expecting a job interview.

[C] She will be the last to be interviewed.

[D] She must fix a date for the job interview.

13. [A] Their father is unable to keep his promise.

[B] Their father is going on a vacation without her.

[C] Their father isn’t telling her the truth.

[D] Their father doesn’t want to travel abroad.

14. [A] Substitute for Laura at work. [B] Meet Laura at the restaurant.

[C] Go out of town with Laura. [D] Accept a full-time job.

15. [A] He thinks the woman is wasting her time.

[B] He is eager to know the woman’s answer.

[C] He can wait and there is no need for the woman to hurry.

[D] He thinks the woman should make full use of her time.

16. [A] Jane is the laughing stock of the class.

[B] Jane works in the ABC Company.

[C] Jane’s laughter is quite impressive.

[D] Jane survived the interview.

17. [A] Moving out. [B] Repairing the house.

[C] Doing up the kitchen. [D] Building a private residence.

18. [A] The woman is inviting the man to dinner.

[B] The man probably won’t visit the woman.

[C] The woman enjoyed her holiday very much.

[D] The man is going to visit the woman without Mary.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] Yesterday morning. [B] Yesterday noon.

[C] Yesterday afternoon. [D] Yesterday evening.

20. [A] He doesn’t have good qualifications.

[B] His resume hasn’t outlined his past in a proper way.

[C] He is not nervous when taking an interview.

[D] He always thinks that the interviewer is like an enemy.

21. [A] He should outline his past better.

[B] He should send his resume directly to the manager.

[C] He should create a new area in his resume called “value offered”.

[D] He n eedn’t write different resumes to different employers.

22. [A] A shipping company. [B] A consulting company.

[C] An accounting company. [D] A headhunting company.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] Th e hotel doesn’t open that day.

[B] She doesn’t work that day.

[C] There is no room available that day.

[D] There is no discount on books that day.

24. [A] He wants to give his wife a surprise on their anniversary.

[B] The woman can’t cancel his res ervation record.

[C] He doesn’t appreciate the woman’s calling.

[D] He doesn’t understand what the woman means.

25. [A] The receptionist is not serious.

[B] The receptionist’s advice is helpful to him.

[C] Its charge is reasonable.

[D] Its reservation service is very poor.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] Direct the driver.

[B] Look ahead to see where there’s a turn.

[C] Move to the back seat if feeling uncomfortable.

[D] Keep looking at the map to find a place to go to.

27. [A] To get information when in danger.

[B] To be saved in case of an accident.

[C] To share the fun with them in exploration.

[D] To tell them what’s going on with the group members.

28. [A] They can make people work fast.

[B] They can help people stay healthy.

[C] They can help people organize other activities.

[D] They can make people get prepared for sports.

Passage Two

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

29. [A] By producing pressure waves going in the opposite direction.

[B] By mixing new sound waves with the noise and sending them out


[C] By mixing high-frequency sound waves with low-frequency ones.

[D] By making a copy of the unwanted sound waves and letting it out a little


30. [A] It can make a car lighter.

[B] It can make a car faster.

[C] It can reduce the cost of a silencer.

[D] It can improve the performance of a silencer.

31. [A] It is still being tried out.

[B] People still have their doubts.

[C] It increases the cost of car production.

[D] Carmakers are not sure if it is necessary.

Passage Three

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

32. [A] One must read books in a critical way.

[B] A student should not have a complicated idea.

[C] It was impossible for one to read two thousand books.

[D] Students ought to make a list of the books they had read.

33. [A] He had plans for reading.

[B] He learned to educate himself.

[C] He only read books over 100 pages.

[D] He read only one book several times.

34. [A] To explain why it was included in the list.

[B] To describe why he seriously crossed it off the list.

[C] To prove that he understood most of it because he had looked at every


[D] To show that he read the books blindly though they were hard to


35. [A] To show how he developed his point of view.

[B] To tell his reading experience at high school.

[C] To introduce the two persons’ reading me thods.

[D] To explain that he read many books at high school.

Section C

Can we generate the new cultural attitudes required by our technological virtuosity? History is not very reassuring here. It has taken centuries to learn how to live (36) _________ in the family, the tribe, the city, the state, and the nation. Each new (37) _________ of human sensitivity and loyalty has taken generations to become firmly (38) _________ in the human mind. And now we are forced into a quantum leap from the mutual suspicion and (39) _________ that have marked the past relations between peoples in a world in which (40) _________ respect and comprehension are necessary.

Even events of recent decades provide little basis for (41) _________. Increasing physical proximity has brought no millennium in human relations. If anything, it has appeared to (42) _________ the divisions among people rather than to create a broader intimacy. Every new (43) _________ in physical distance has made us more painfully aware of the psychic distance that divides people and has increased alarm over real or imagined differences. If today people occasionally choke on what seem to be indigestible differences between rich and poor, male and female, specialist and non-specialist within cultures, what will happen tomorrow when people must assimilate and cope with still greater contrasts in life styles? (44) ________________________________________________________________.

Time and space have long cushioned intercultural encounters, confining them to touristic exchanges. But this insulation is rapidly wearing thin. (45) _________________________________________________________________. There we will be surrounded by foreigners for long periods of time, working with others in the closest possible relationships. (46) ________________________________________________________________.


Part III Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)

Section A

11. [A] A holiday. [B] An accident.

[C] Luck. [D] Work.

12. [A] The woman will have a test.

[B] The man will have to sit for an exam.

[C] The man will probably go to the movie.

[D] The woman wishes she could go to class with the man.

13. [A] The main actor forgot to come.

[B] The main actor is delayed by traffic.

[C] The main actor is busy buying jam on his way.

[D] The police want to talk to the main actor.

14. [A] The woman would understand if she did Mary’s job.

[B] The woman should do the typing for Mary.

[C] The woman should work as hard as Mary.

[D] The woman isn’t a skillful typ ist.

15. [A] He doesn’t know Dr. Jeffery very well.

[B] He thought Dr. Jeffery would get the position.

[C] He thought it took too long to make the decision.

[D] He’s not sure Dr. Jeffery will be a good chairperson.

16. [A] It probably has a campus map.

[B] It should have a map of the city.

[C] It is in the center of the campus.

[D] It has information about the campus.

17. [A] Take the bus to the airport.

[B] Make a phone call to the Browns.

[C] Meet the Browns at the airport.

[D] Take the Browns to the airport.

18. [A] He thinks the woman is unfair.

[B] He agrees that the workload is heavy.

[C] He feels the assignment is reasonable.

[D] He won’t be able to go to the lab today.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

19. [A] Studying for a test.

[B] Visiting a close friend of theirs.

[C] A class presentation they’re preparing.

[D] The television program the man is watching.

20. [A] He has already finished studying.

[B] He’s taking a br eak from studying.

[C] He’s looking for some information for a friend.

[D] He was assigned to watch a program by his professor.

21. [A] He thought she preferred to study alone.

[B] He thought she had made arrangements to study with.

[C] He had told her that he had done poorly on the last test.

[D] He didn’t know that she was enrolled in a linear algebra course.

22. [A] He and Elizabeth argued recently.

[B] He’d rather study in his own dormitory.

[C] He heard Elizabeth did poorly on the last test.

[D] He doesn’t want to bother Elizabeth so late in the evening.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

23. [A] He has a lot of free time.

[B] She knows he likes acting.

[C] Many of his friends are actors.

[D] He’s looking for an acting job.

24. [A] He hasn’t been in a play for a long time.

[B] He has to rearrange his evening schedule.

[C] He might not like the way the group works.

[D] His schoolwork has taken up most of his time.

25. [A] Enjoy their rehearsal. [B] Learn his part quickly.

[C] See her on Wednesday. [D] Pick her up on Thursday.

Section B

Passage One

Questions 26 to 29 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26. [A] A huge percentage of children read regularly.

[B] A minority of primary school children read properly.

[C] A decreasing number of children showed interest in reading.

[D] The number of top students increased with the use of computers.

27. [A] An evaluation of it will be made sometime this year.

[B] Weak readers on the project were the most hardworking.

[C] It aims to train special teachers to help children with reading.

[D] Children on the project showed noticeable progress in reading.

28. [A] They take greater advantage of the project.

[B] They show the potential to enjoy a long life.

[C] They are likely to succeed in their education.

[D] They would make excellent future researchers.

29. [A] To introduce a way to improve early children reading.

[B] To overcome primary school pupils’ reading difficulty.

[C] To encourage the publication of more children’s books.

[D] To remind children of the importance of reading for fun.

Passage Two

Questions 30 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.

30. [A] A comparison between the poorest countries and richest countries.

[B] An aid for health care to developing countries.

[C] The relationship between health care and economic growth.

[D] The investment in developing countries.

31. [A] Developing countries’ government should not rely on foreign aid for health c are.

[B] The more investment in health care, the better economic growth.

[C] Some rich countries are unwilling to help developing countries in health care.

[D] It is wise for the governments of developing countries to invest in health care.

32. [A] 38 dollars. [B] 48 dollars.

[C] 30 dollars. [D] 13 dollars.