In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long 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.
A、Buy a gift for his girlfriend.
B、Plan his budget carefully.
C、Ask someone else for advice.
D、Give her more information.
A、She’ll go without dissert.
B、She’ll prepare the dinner.
C、She’ll take a look at the menu.
D、She’ll have some chocolate cake.
A、The man wishes to visit many more countries.
B、The woman knows many different languages.
C、The woman hopes to improve her English.
D、The man can speak a foreign language.
A、Meet the woman.
B、Go to the library.
C、See Professor Smith.
D、Have a drink in the bar.
A、She isn’t sure when Professor Bloom will be back.
B、She can pass on the message for the man.
C、The man can come back sometime later.
D、The man shouldn’t be late for his class.
A、His illness is beyond cure.
B、He has a strange personality.
C、He’s got emotional problems.
D、His behavior is hard to explain.
A、It’s better to buy tickets beforehand.
B、It’s difficult to buy the tivkets on the spot.
C、The tickets are sold in advance at half price.
D、The tickets are more expensive than expected.
A、He was trying to overtake the truck ahead of him.
B、He turned suddenly and ran into a tree.
C、He was hit by a fallen box from a truck.
D、He drove too fast and crashed into a truck.
A、To attend a wedding in Montreal.
B、To call on a friend in Quebec City.
C、To go sightseeing in Quebec Province.
D、To go boating on the St. Lawrence River.
A、Study the map of Quebec Province.
B、Learn more about the local customs.
C、Find more about Quebec City.
D、Brush up on her French.
A、It was greatly expanded in the 18th century.
B、It’s most beautiful in summer.
C、It has historical buildings.
D、It’s the only French-speaking city in Canada.
A、It was about a little animal.
B、It was about a little girl and her pet.
C、It took her six years to write.
D、It was adapted from a fairy tale.
A、She knows how to write best-selling novels.
B、She can make a living by doing what she likes.
C、She can earn a lot of money by writing for adults.
D、She is able to win enough support from publishers.
B、Her life experience.
A、They popped out of her childhood dreams.
B、She mainly drew on stories of ancient saints.
C、They grew out of her long hours of thinking.
D、She doesn’t really know where they originated.
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).
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、Monitor students' sleep patterns.
B、Help students concentrate in class.
C、Record students' weekly performance.
D、Ask students to complete a sleep report.
B、Lack of attention.
C、Loss of motivation.
A、They should make sure their children are always punctual for school.
B、They should ensure their children grow up in a healthy environment.
C、They should help their children accomplish high-quality work.
D、They should see to it that their children have adequate sleep.
Questions 29 to 32 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、She stopped being a homemaker.
B、She became a famous educator.
C、She became a public figure.
D、She quit driving altogether.
A、A motorist's speeding.
B、Her running a stop sign.
C、Her lack of driving experience.
D、A motorist's failure to concentrate.
A、Nervous and unsure of herself.
B、Calm and confident of herself.
C、Courageous and forceful.
D、Distracted and reluctant.
A、More strict training of women drivers.
B、Restrictions on cell phone use while driving.
C、Improved traffic conditions in cities.
D、New regulations to ensure children's safety.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、They haven't devoted as much energy to medicine as to space travel.
B、Three are too many kinds of cold viruses for them to identify.
C、It is not economical to find a cure for each for each type of cold.
D、They believe people can recover without treatment.
A、They reveal the seriousness of the problem.
B、They indicate how fast the virus spreads.
C、They tell us what kind of medicine to take.
D、They show our body is fighting the virus.
A、It actually does more harm than good.
B、It causes damage to some organs of our body
C、It works better when combined with other remedies.
D、It helps us to recover much sooner.
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. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 t0 46 you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks ,you can either use the exact words you hove 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.
You probably have noticed that people express similar ideas in different ways, depending on the situation they are in. this is very (36)
. All languages have two general levels os(37)
: a formal level and an informal level. English is no(38)
. The difference in these two levels is the situation in which you use a (39)
level. Formal language is the kind of language you find in textbooks, (40)
books, and in business letters. You would also use formal English in compositions and (41)
that you write in school. Informal language is used in conversation with(42)
, family members and friends, and when we write(43)
notes or letters to close friends.
Formal language is different from informal language in several ways. First, formal language tends to be more polite.(44)
For example, I might say to a friend or family member, “Close the door, please,”(45)
Another difference between formal and informal language is some of the vocabulary. (46)
.Let’s say that I really like soccer. If I’m talking to my friend I might say “I’m just crazy about soccer!” But if I were talking to my boss, I would probably say “I really enjoy soccer.”