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PartⅠ Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)

  Section A

  Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what war said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once: After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you maxi 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 center.

  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) They went a long way to attend the party.
     B) They didn t think much of the food and drinks.
     C) They knew none of the other guests at the party.
     D) They enjoyed the party better than the other guests.
  
    2. A) To the bookstore.      C) To the market.
     B) To the dentist s.      D) To the post office.

  3. A) Dr. Andrews has been promoted for his thoroughness.
     B) She disagrees with Dr. Andrews on many occasions.
     C) Dr. Andrews used to keep his patients waiting.
     D) She dislikes Dr. Andrews as much as the new physician.

  4. A) Tom is usually talkative.
       C) Tom has dozens of things to attend to.
     B) Tom has a very bad temper.
       D) Tom is disliked by his colleagues.

  5. A) To pickup the woman from the library.
     B) To make a copy of the schedule for his friend.
     C) To find out more about the topic for the seminar.
     D) To get the seminar schedule for the woman.

  6. A) The woman has to get the textbooks in other ways.
     B) The woman has sold her used textbooks to the bookstore.
     C) The man is going to buy his textbooks from a bookstore.
     D) The man doesn t want to sell his textbooks to the woman.

  7. A) Attend a conference.  C) Meet his lawyer.
     B) Give a speech.        D) Make a business trip.

  8. A) Jessie always says what she thinks.
     B) Jessie seems to have a lot on her mind.
     C) Jessie is wrong to find fault with her boss.
     D) Jessie should know the marketing director better.

  9. A) Heien is talkative.    C) Helen is sociable.
     B) Helen is active.       D) Helen is quiet.

  10.A) Jimmy will regret marrying a Frenchwoman.
       B) Jimmy is not serious in making decisions.
     C) Jimmy is rich enough to buy a big house.
       D) Jimmy s words are often not reliable.

  Section B

  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.

  Passage One

  Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  11. A) It can be used by farmers to protect large buildings.
      B) It was brought to the northern USA by Asian farmers.
      C) It has done more harm than good in the southern USA.
      D) It was introduced into the USA to kill harmful weeds.

  12. A) People will have to rely on kudzu for a living.
       B) They will soon be overgrown with kudzu.
      C) They will become too hard to plough.
      D) People will find it hard to protect the soil.

  13. A) The farmers there have brought it under control.
      B) The factories there have found a good use for it.
      C) The climate there is unfavorable to its growth.
      D) The soil there is not so suitable for the plant.

  Passage Two

  Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  14. A) A business corporation. 
      B) The universe as a whole.
        C) A society of legal professionals.
        D) An association of teachers and scholars.

  15. A) Its largest expansion took place during that period.
      B) Its role in society went through a dramatic change.
      C) Small universities combined to form bigger ones.
      D) Provincial colleges were taken over by larger universities.

  16. A) Private donations.      C) Grants from corporations.
      B) Government funding.      D) Fees paid by students.

  Passage Three

  Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.

  17. A) He was wounded in the Spanish civil war.
      B) He was interested in the study of wild animals.
      C) He started the organization Heifer International.
      D) He sold his cows to many countries in the world.

  18. A) To help starving families to become self-supporting.
      B) To make plans for the development of poor communities.
      C) To teach people how to use new skills to raise animals.
      D) To distribute food to the poor around the world.

  19. A) They should help other families the way they have been helped.
      B) They should offer all baby animals to their poor neighbors.
      C) They should submit a report of their needs and goals.
      D) They should provide food for the local communities.

  20. A) It has improved animal breeding skills all over the world.
      B) It has helped relieve hunger in some developing countries.
      C) It has promoted international exchange of farming technology.
      D) It has bridged the gap between the rich and the poor in America.

PartⅡ Reading Comprehension (35 minutes)

  Passage one

  Directions: There are 4 passages in this part, Each passage is followed by some questions at 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 center.

  Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage:

  Interest in pursuing international careers has soared in recent years. enhanced by chronic (长久的 ) personnel shortages that are causing companies to search beyond their home borders for talent.

  Professionals seek career experience outside of their home countries for a variety of reasons. They may feel the need to recharge their batteries with a new challenge. They may want a position with more responsibility that encourages creativity and initiative. Or they may wish to expose their children to another culture, and the opportunity to learn a second language.

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