Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question 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. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) At the office.
B) In the waiting room.
C) At the airport.
D) In a restaurant.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This conversation is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A) "At the office" is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] ID]
1. A) The man could come some time later.
B) The size the man wants will arrive soon.
C) The size of the skirt is ail right for the man.
D)The man could buy a shirt of a different color.
2. A) The woman is filming the lake.
B) The woman is running toward the lake.
C) The woman can t take a photo of the man
D) The woman is watching an exciting film with the man.
3. A) It s quiet in the restaurant.
B) The restaurant is too far from their school.
C) The price is high in the restaurant.
D) The restaurant serves good food.
4. A) On a busy street. B) In a Hong Kong hotel.
C) At an airport. D) At a booking office.
5.A) The woman should confirm her appointment with the doctor.
B) The woman should have seen the doctor earlier.
C) The woman s headache will go away by itself.
D) The woman has been complaining too much.
6. A) Put off his appointment with Mr. Johnson.
B) Help move things to Mr. Johnson s office.
C) Help the woman move the items.
D) Hurry to Mr. Johnson s office.
7. A) The man didn t practice hard enough.
B) The man should find a new partner.
C) The man should not give up.
D) The man should not dream of being a superstar.
8. A) It doesn t appeal to her. B) It s incredibly delicious.
C) She has already tasted it. D) There is no more left.
9.A) The man is a diligent student.
B) The man has bad study habits.
C) The man has made a mess of his midterm exam.
D) The man is usually the last to hand in his test paper.
10. A) The man has finished Ms assignment.
B) The man is willing to help the woman.
C) The man will drive the woman to school.
D)he man is losing patience with the woman.
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). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A)The importance of good manners.
B) The art of saying thank you.
C) The secret of staying pretty.
D) The difference between elegance and good manners.
12. A) They were willing to spend more money on clothes.
B) They paid more attention to their appearance.
C) They were more aware of changes in fashion.
D) They were nicer and gentler.
13. A)By putting on a little make-up.
B) By decorating our homes.
C) By being kind and generous.
D) By wearing fashionable clothes.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) Children don t get enough education in safety.
B) The playgrounds are in poor condition.
C) The playgrounds are overcrowded.
D) Children are keen on 党erous games.
15. A) They should help maintain the equipment.
B) They should teach their children how to use the equipment.
C) They should stop their children from climbing ladders. D) They should keep a watchful eye on their children.
16. A) They can be creative when they feel secure.
B) They may panic in front of high playground equipment.
C) They should be aware of the potential risks in the playground.
D) They tend to stay within shouting or running distance of their parents.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) It s admired worldwide. B) It takes skill.
C) It pays well. D) It s a full-time job.
18. A) An old lady carrying a handbag on the left.
B) A mother with a baby in her arms.
C) A woman whose bag is hanging in front.
D) A lone female with a handbag at her right side.
19. A) A side pocket of his jacket.
B) The top pocket of his jacket.
C) A side pocket of his trousers.
D) The back pocket of his tight trousers.
20. A) Clothing stores where people are relaxed and off guard.
B) Hotels and restaurants in southeast London.
C) Airports where people carry a lot of luggage.
D) Theater lobbies with uniformed security guards.
Part II Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)
Directions: There are 4 passages in this part. Each passage is followed by some questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A), B), C) and D). You should decide on the best choice and mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.