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.
Questions 11 to 18 are based on the conversation you have just
A、She used to be in poor health.
B、She was popular among boys.
C、She was somewhat overweight.
D、She didn’t do well at high school.
A、At the airport.
B、In a restaurant.
C、In a booking office.
D、At the hotel reception.
A、Teaching her son by herself.
B、Having confidence in her son.
C、Asking the teacher for extra help.
D、Telling her son not to worry.
A、Have a short break.
B、Take two weeks off.
C、Continue her work outdoors.
D、Go on vacation with the man.
A、He is taking care of his twin brother.
B、He has been feeling ill all week.
C、He is worried about Rod’s health.
D、He has been in perfect condition.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just
A、She sold all her furniture before she moved house.
B、She still keeps some old furniture in her new house.
C、She plants to put all her old furniture in the basement.
D、She bought a new set of furniture from Italy last month.
A、The woman wondered why the man didn’t return the book.
B、The man lives two blocks away from the Smiths.
C、The woman is not sure if she is on the right street.
D、The woman forgot lending the book to the man.
A、Most of the man’s friends are athletes.
B、Few people share the woman’s opinion.
C、The man doesn’t look like a sportsman.
D、The woman doubts the man’s athletic ability.
A、She has packed it in one of her bags.
B、She is going to get it at the airport.
C、She has probably left it in a taxi.
D、She is afraid that she has lost it.
Questions 23 to 25 are
based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、It ends in winter.
B、It will cost her a lot.
C、It will last one week.
D、It depends on the weather.
A、The plane is taking off soon.
B、The taxi is waiting for them.
C、There might be a traffic jam.
D、There is a lot of stuff to pack.
B、At the airport.
C、In the man’s car.
D、By the side of a taxi.
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 29 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、She is thirsty for promotion.
B、She wants a much higher salary.
C、She is tired of her present work.
D、She wants to save travel expenses.
A、Lively personality and inquiring mind.
B、Communication skills and team spirit.
C、Devotion and work efficiency.
D、Education and experience.
A、They care a lot about children.
B、They need looking after in their old age.
C、They want to enrich their life experience.
D、They want children to keep them company.
Questions 30 to 32 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、They are usually adopted from distant places.
B、Their birth information is usually kept secret.
C、Their birth parents often try to conceal their birth information.
D、Their adoptive parents don’t want them to know their birth parents.
A、They generally hold bad feelings towards their birth parents.
B、They do not want to hurt the feelings of their adoptive parents.
C、They have mixed feelings about finding their natural parents.
D、They are fully aware of the expenses involved in the search.
A、Early adoption makes for closer parent-child relationship.
B、Most people prefer to adopt children from overseas.
C、Understanding is the key to successful adoption.
D、Adoption has much to do with love.
Questions 33 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、He suffered from mental illness.
B、He bought The Washington Post.
C、He turned a failing newspaper into a success.
D、He was once a reporter for a major newspaper.
A、She was the first woman to lead a big U.S. publishing company.
B、She got her first job as a teacher at the University of Chicago.
C、She committed suicide because of her mental disorder.
D、She took over her father’s position when he died.
A、People came to see the role of women in the business world.
B、Katharine played a major part in reshaping Americans’ mind.
C、American media would be quite different without Katharine.
D、Katharine had exerted an important influence on the world.
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.
More and more of the world’s population
are living in towns or cities. The speed at which cities are growing in the less
developed countries is(36)
and 1960 big cities in developed countries (37)
two and a half times in size, but in other parts of the world the growth was eight times their size.
size of growth is bad enough, but there are now also very (39)
signs of trouble in the (40)
of percentages of people living in towns and percentages of people working in
industry. During the nineteenth century cities grew as a result of the growth of
industry . In Europe the (41)
of people living in cities was always smaller than that of the(42)
working in factories. Now, however, the (43)
is almost always true in the newly industrialized world : (44)
Without a base of people working in industry, these cities cannot pay for their
There has been little opportunity to build water supplies or other
. growth in the number of hopeless
and despairing parents and starving children. .