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、The man hates to lend his tools to other people.
B、The man hasn’t finished working on the bookshelf.
C、The tools have already been returned to the woman.
D、The tools the man borrowed from the woman are missing.
A、Save time by using a computer.
B、Buy her own computer.
C、Borrow Martha’s computer.
D、Stay home and complete her paper.
A、He has been to Seattle many times.
B、He has chaired a lot of conferences.
C、He holds a high position in his company.
D、He lived in Seattle for many years.
A、Teacher and student.
B、Doctor and patient.
C、Manager and office worker.
D、Travel agent and customer.
A、She knows the guy who will give the lecture.
B、She thinks the lecture might be informative.
C、She wants to add something to her lecture.
D、She’ll finish her report this weekend.
A、An art museum.
B、A beautiful park.
C、A college campus.
D、An architectural exhibition.
A、The houses for sale are of poor quality.
B、The houses are too expensive for the couple to buy.
C、The housing developers provide free trips for potential buyers.
D、The man is unwilling to take a look at the houses for sale.
A、Talking about sports.
B、Writing up local news.
D、Putting up advertisements.
A、The benefits of strong business competition.
B、A proposal to lower the cost of production.
C、Complaints about the expense of modernization.
D、Suggestions concerning new business strategies.
A、It cost much more than its worth.
B、It should be brought up-to-date.
C、It calls for immediate repairs.
D、It can still be used for a long time.
A、The personnel manager should be fired for inefficiency.
B、A few engineers should be employed to modernize the factory.
C、The entire staff should be retrained.
D、Better-educated employees should be promoted.
A、Their competitors have long been advertising on TV.
B、TV commercials are less expensive.
C、Advertising in newspapers alone is not sufficient.
D、TV commercials attract more investments.
A、Searching for reference material.
B、Watching a film of the 1930s’.
C、Writing a course book.
D、Looking for a job in a movie studio.
A、It’s too broad to cope with.
B、It’s a bit outdated.
D、It’s of little practical value.
A、At the end of the online catalogue.
B、At the Reference Desk.
C、In The New York Times.
D、In the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature.
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、Air traffic conditions.
B、Traffic jams on highways.
D、New traffic rules.
A、Go through a health check.
B、Take little luggage with them.
C、Arrive early for boarding.
D、Undergo security checks.
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、He wanted to follow the tradition of his country.
B、He believed that it symbolized an everlasting marriage.
C、It was through that a blood vessel in that finger led directly to the heart.
D、It was supposed that the diamond on that finger would bring good luck.
A、The two people can learn about each other’s likes and dislikes.
B、The two people can have time to decide if they are a good match.
C、The two people can have time to shop for their new home.
D、The two people can earn enough money for their wedding.
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A、Because there are no signs to direct them.
B、Because no tour guides are available.
C、Because all the buildings in the city look alike.
D、Because the university is everywhere in the city.
A、They set their own exams.
B、They select their own students.
C、They award their own degrees.
D、They organize their own laboratory work.
A、Most of them have a long history.
B、Many of them are specialized libraries.
C、They house more books than any other university library.
D、They each have a copy of every book published in Britain.
A、Very few of them are engaged in research.
B、They were not awarded degree until 1948.
C、They have outnumbered male students.
D、They were not treated equally until 1881.
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.
In the past few years, hundreds of magazine and newspaper stories have been written about Bill Gates and his company, the reason the Microsoft Company is exactly (36)
. It has made Bill Gates one of the richest men in the world. William Gates the third was born in 1955, in a western city of Seattle, Washington. He became(37)
in computers when he was 13 years old. When most young boys at his age were playing baseball or football, young Bill Gates was learning to write computer(38)
. These programs tell computers how to(39)
Harvard University after high school. At Harvard, he began developing the computer language called(41)
. He began to think that the computer would someday become a(42)
tool that could be used in every office and home. Bill Gates returned to Seattle where he(43)
the Microsoft Company in 1975. It employed only three workers. Microsoft developed computer software for established American companies, like General Electric and Citibank. Soon,(44)
.In 1981, IBM began selling a personal computer that used Microsoft that used Microsoft products as part of its operating system. So do many other computer companies.
Windows makes it much easier to use a computer. Company officials say Microsoft has sold about 40,000,000 copies of the Windows program around the world. Microsoft does thousands of millions of dollars in business each year. It now has more than 16,000 workers in more than 48 countries.