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、Give his ankle a good rest.
B、Treat his injury immediately.
C、Continue his regular activities.
D、Be careful when climbing steps.
A、On a train.
B、On a plane .
C、In a theater.
D、In a restaurant.
A、A tragic accident.
B、A sad occasion.
C、Smith’s unusual life story.
D、Smith’s sleeping problem.
A、Review the details of all her lessons.
B、Compare notes with his classmates.
C、Talk with her about his learning problems.
D、Focus on the main points of her lectures.
A、The man blamed the woman for being careless.
B、The man misunderstood the woman’s apology.
C、The woman offered to pay for the man’s coffee.
D、The woman spilt coffee on the man’s jacket.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just
B、Hard to understand.
C、Lacking a good plot.
D、Not worth seeing twice.
A、TAttending every lecture.
B、Doing lots of homework.
C、Reading very extensively.
D、Using test-taking strategies.
A、The digital TV system will offer different programs.
B、He is eager to see what the new system is like.
C、He thinks it unrealistic to have 500 channels.
D、The new TV system may not provide anything better.
A、A notice by the electricity board.
B、Ads promoting electric appliances.
C、The description of a thief in disguise.
D、A new policy on pensioners’ welfare.
Questions 23 to 25 are
based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、Speaking with a proper accent.
B、Wearing an official uniform.
C、Making friends with them.
D、Showing them his ID.
A、To be on the alert when being followed.
B、Not to leave senior citizens alone at home.
C、Not to let anyone in without an appointment.
D、To watch out for those from the electricity board.
A、She was robbed near the parking lot.
B、All her money in the bank disappeared.
C、The pension she had just drawn was stolen.
D、She was knocked down in the post office.
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.
C、Luxury hotel management.
D、ness conference organization.
A、Having a good knowledge of its customs.
B、Knowing some key people in tourism.
C、Having been to the country before.
D、Being able to speak Japanese.
A、It will bring her potential into full play.
B、It will involve lots of train travel.
C、It will enable her to improve her Chinese.
D、It will give her more chances to visit Japan.
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、The lack of time.
B、The quality of life.
C、The frustrations at work.
D、 The pressure on working families.
A、They were just as busy as people of today.
B、They saw the importance of collective efforts.
C、They didn’t complain as much as modern man.
D、They lived a hard life by hunting and gathering.
A、To look for creative ideas of awarding employees.
B、To explore strategies for lowering production costs.
C、To seek new approaches to dealing with complaints.
D、To find effective ways to give employees flexibility.
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
B、The Great Depression.
C、Her father’s disloyalty.
D、Her mother’s bad temper.
A、His advanced age B) His children’s efforts.
B、His children’s efforts.
C、His improved financial condition.
D、His second wife’s positive influence.
A、Love is blind.
B、Love breeds love.
C、Divorce often has disastrous consequences.
D、Happiness is hard to find in blended families.
A、It was located in a park .
B、 Its owner died of a heart attack.
C、It went bankrupt all of a sudden.
D、Its potted plants were for lease only.
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.
We’re now witnessing the emergence of an advanced economy based on information and knowledge. Physical(36)
materials, and capital are no longer the key(37)
in the creation of wealth. Now, the
raw material in our economy is knowledge. Tomorrow’s wealth depends on the development and exchange of knowledge. And(39)
entering the workforce offer their knowledge, not their muscles. Knowledge workers get paid for their education and their ability to learn. Knowledge workers (40)
in mind work. They deal with symbols: words, (41)
, and data.
What does all this mean for you? As a future knowledge worker, you can expect to be
, processing, as well as exchanging information, (43)
, three out of four jobs involve some form of mind work, and that number will increase sharply in the future. Management and employees alike(44)
In the new world of work, you can look forward to being in constant training(45)
can also expect to be taking greater control of your career. Gone are the nine-to-five jobs, lifetime security, predictable promotions, and even the conventional workplace, as you are familiar with.(46)
. And don’t wait for someone to “empower” you. You have to empower yourself.