SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test , you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage only once. Now let's begin Part A with Spot Dictation.
Around the world young people are spending unbelievable sums of money to listen to rock music. Forbes Magazine claims that at least fifty rock stars have incomes of between two million and six million dollars per year.
"It doesn't make sense," says Johnny Mathis, one of the older music millionaires, who made a million dollars a year when he was most popular, in the 1950s. "Performers aren't worth this kind of money. In fact, nobody is."
But the rock stars' admirers seem to disagree. Those who love rock music spend about two billion dollars a year for records. They pay 150 million to see rock stars in person.
Some observers think the customers are buying more than music. According to one theory, to play rock music doesn't require much training. There is no gulf between the audience and the performer. Every boy and girl in the audience thinks, "I could sing like that." Rock music has become a kind of religion. Young people are glad to pay to worship a rock star because it is a way of worshipping themselves.
Luck is a key word for explaining the success of many. In 1972 one of the luckiest was Don McLean, who wrote and sang "American Pie." McLean earned more than a million dollars from recordings of "American Pie." Then too, by writing his own music, McLean earns some extra money. Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken only once , and you will not find them written on the paper ; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement ，read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Now let's begin with question number one.
Question No. 1. Mrs. Lang and Mr. Hudson are old friends.
Question No. 2. Ralph remained in Rome during the summer.
Question No. 3. After dinner, we walked to the movies.
Question No. 4. Send me a postcard of your hotel in Paris.
Question No. 5. Janie refuses to eat liver unless her mother also prepares bacon with it.
Question No. 6. Martha watched TV for two hours.
Question No. 7. The rain flooded several areas of the city.
Question No. 8. When the baby cries, it usually means his diaper needs changing.
Question No. 9. The meeting began promptly at 8 p.m.
Question No.10. The earlier you get here, the more working time we'll have.
II. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test , you will hear several short talks and conversations. After each of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully, because you will hear the talk or conversation and questions only once. When you hear a question , read the four answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
Questions 11 to 20 are based on the following conversations.
11.M: That's a lovely coat you're wearing.
W: Oh, thank you. My husband gave it to me for my fortieth birthday.
Question No.11. What did the woman say about the coat?
12. W: You're back late. I was worried. How's the car? What did you find out about it?
M: The mechanic said that the best thing would be to sell it and get a new car. This car is totally dead.
Question No.12. What will the man probably do with his car?
13. W: Have you found anything wrong with my stomach?
M: Not yet. I am still examining. I'll let you know the result next week.
Question No.13. What is the probable relationship between the man and the woman?
14. M: You didn't go to the concert last night either, did you?
W: No, I had a slight headache.
Question No.14. What do we learn from this conversation?
15. W: Has your brother bought his books yet?
M: He bought a history book, but the Chinese and English text-books were sold out.
Question No.15. Which book has the man's brother got?
16. M: How do you manage to work and to go to school at the same time?
W: My classes are at night and I work during the day.
Question No. 16. What do we learn from this conversation?
17. W: John, I don't know what to get for our father. He has just about everything, doesn't he?
M: Why don't you get him a pocket calculator?
Question No. 17. Why doesn't the woman know what to get for the man's father?
18.W: It's surprising that Tom came out of the accident alive.
M: That's true. The car crashed into the wall and was completely damaged.
Question No. 18. What was the consequence of the accident?
19.W: I'm sorry, sir. The train is somewhat behind schedule. Take a seat, and I'll tell you as soon as we know something definite. M: Thank you, I'll just set here and read a magazine in the meantime.
Question No. 19. What can we conclude about the train from the conversation?
20. M: I sent a letter to make a reservation for a single room a few days ago.
W: I'm sorry, your request arrived too late. There are some conferences in town this week and we're full up.
Question No. 20. Are there any spare rooms at the hotel?
Questions 21 to 23 are based on the following talk.
When my husband was promoted, we put our house up for sale. Three weeks later, it was still on the market. I became a busy housekeeper. Every room had to be kept tidy, and dishes had to be washed and put away when used. Then one day the doorbell rang unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Sleepily, I opened the door and saw our agent standing there with a couple from New York. " There had been no time to call," he explained, "because the couple had to catch a plane home."
The three people made their way past the dirty breakfast dishes on the kitchen table and into a bedroom with unmade beds. As I retreated into a bathroom to comb my hair, I heard the man say something to his wife. Then they both laughed.
Two days later, the agent phoned to tell me that the couple had bought the house. He repeated what the buyer had said when he handed over the check the following day: "That house has a warm, live-in feeling, just like ours."
Question No. 21. Why did the speaker sell her house?
Question No. 22. Why did the agent call on the speaker so early in the morning?
Question No. 23. Why did the couple laugh in the speaker's house?
Questions 24 to 26 are based on the following talk.
For many years, T-shirts were simple short-sleeved undershirts for men and boys, T-shirts used to be of one color——white. And since they were worn under shirts, they were generally not seen.
Today the T-shirt has become fashionable. It can be seen everywhere and on everyone. Women and little children wear T-shirts as do teenagers, university students, and men from all walks of life. T-shirts are worn on playground, at the beach or in town. They can also be worn for work. Yet T-shirts remain relatively inexpensive and longwearing, as well as easy to care for. Smart but comfortable and convenient to wear, they have become one of America's newest idea on fashion.
Although T-shirts are now available in a wide variety of bright materials and styles, the most popular kind is the traditional cotton T-shirts with a slogan or picture printed on the front. A T-shirts may bear a single word, a popular phrase, pictures of popular singers, or an advertisement. As T-shirts are becoming more and more popular, new designs are coming up all the time.
Question No. 24. What is the most popular kind of T-shirt?
Question No. 25. Why do people like to wear T-shirts so much today?
Question No. 26. What is being done to make T-shirts more attractive?
Questions 27 to 30 are based on the following talk.
When you take a walk in any of the cities in the West, you often see a lot of people walking dogs. It is still true that a dog is the most useful and faithful animal in the world, but the reasons why people keep a dog have changed. In the old days people used to train dogs to protect themselves against attacks by other beasts. And later they came to realize that a dog was not only useful for protection but willing to obey his master. For example, when people used dogs for hunting, the dogs would not eat what was caught without permission. But now people in the city need not protect themselves against attacks of animals. Why do they keep dogs, then? Some people keep dogs to protect themselves from robbery. But the most important reason is for companionship. For a child, a dog is his best friend when he has no friends to play with. For young couples, a dog is their child when they have no children. For old couples, a dog is also their child when their real children have grown up. So the main reason why people keep dogs has changed from protection to friendship. Question No. 27. According to the talk, what were dogs trained for in the past?
Question No. 28. Why were dogs used for hunting?
Question No. 29. What is the most important reason for people in the city to keep dogs now?
Question No. 30. What is the main idea of this talk?
Part C: Listening and Translation
l. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test , you will hear 5 English sentences. You will hear the sentences only once. After you have heard each sentence, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Now let's begin Sentence Translation with Sentence No. 1.
Sentence No. 1. John corrected one mistake but neglected the others.
Sentence No. 2. He was too sleepy to take the medicine.
Sentence No. 3. The problem was solved after several months' discussion.
Sentence No. 4. The boss told his secretary to finish the report on time.
Sentence No. 5. He suggests that she spend more time studying her textbook.
Ⅱ. Passage Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages. You will hear the passages only once. After you have heard each passage, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. You may take notes while you are listening. Now let's begin Passage Translation with the first passage.
Passage 1 :
Professional sports are very popular in the United States. The most popular sports are baseball，football and basketball. Each has its own season，and millions of supporters.
Passage 2 :
No air means death. Although we can't see it, there is air round us. So air is everywhere and it gives life to every living thing. Without it we cannot live.