Directions: In this section, you will hear serveral news reports. At the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. Both the news report 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).
Questions 1 to 2 will be based on the following news item.
A) To continue the current shuttle missions till 2020.
B) To create more jobs for NASA till 2020.
C) To set up a moon colony by 2020.
D) To send astronauts back to the moon by 2020.
A) The current shuttle missions would continue.
B) There were more important space missions.
C) The space agency lacked technology for the programme.
D) Congress failed to pass President Obama’s budget.
Questions 3 to 4 will be based on the following news item.
A) She was selling without a license.
B) She found money on the sidewalk.
C) She was crying loudly for lemonade.
D) She came alone to the music festival.
A) They offered job opportunities.
B) They invited them to perform.
C) They gave financial support.
D) They provided more drinks.
Questions 5 to 6 will be based on the following news item.
A) The spread of a disease.
B) The water pollution.
C) The dirty air for breathing.
D) The high healthcare cost.
A) It is a big dark brown cloth.
B) It is good for about 8 hours.
C) It is easy to use on fingers.
D) It is a cheap cover for a car.
Directions: In this section, you will hear several 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.
Questions 7 to 9 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) He loves classical music.
B) He is a diplomat.
C) He teaches in a law school.
D) He is a wonderful lecturer.
A) Watched a soccer game.
B) Took some photos.
C) Went to see a play.
D) Attended a dance.
A) She decided to get married in three years.
B) Her mother objected to Eric’s flying lessons.
C) She insisted that Eric pursue graduate studies.
D) Her father said she could marry Eric right away.
Questions 10 to 13 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) The university provides three types of accommodation.
B) Students can apply late since the places are unlimited.
C) A student may choose from university-owned or private accommodation.
D) Most students prefer self-catering accommodation.
A) About £5.41.
B) About £52.
C) About £37.86.
D) About £7.43.
A) Next month.
B) Before the end of the month.
C) At the beginning of the year.
A) Self-catering accommodation is very far from the university.
B) If a student wants a private accommodation, he may call the Students’ Union.
C) A student may live where he or she likes.
D) There are limited places in university-owned accommodation.
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) She sells DVDs.
B) She produces movies.
C) She is a housewife.
D) She is a writer.
A) Doing shopping.
B) Doing housework.
C) Going to the cinema.
D) Standing in line for tickets.
A) They are mealtime entertainment.
B) They are more suitable for kids.
C) They are more fun than reading.
D) They are harmful to the brain.
A) She wants to find time for reading.
B) She wants to manage her diet better.
C) She wants to make more friends.
D) She wants to go running more often.
Directions: In this section, you will hear several 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).
Questions 18 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Because it is a togetherness of 50 or 60 years.
B) Because it proves the possibility of a lifelong loving relationship.
C) Because they are loyal to marriage.
D) Because they woke up and saw each other many thousands of days.
A) A lifelong love is a choice.
B) It demands a lot of effort to maintain a loving relationship.
C) Staying truly in love with only one person is a wonder.
D) Grandparents stayed in love with little hard work.