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Part I        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 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) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.

     From the conversation we know that the two are talking about some work they will start at 9 o clock in the morning and have to finish by 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) "5 hours" is the correct answer. You should choose [DJ on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
                                                                           Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [4]
1. A) She knows where Martha hagone.                               
   B) Martha will go to the concert by herself.
   C) It is quite possible for the man to find Martha.         
   D) The man is going to meet Martha at the concert.
   
2. A) The air pollution is caused by the development of industry.
   B) The city was poor because there wasn t much industry then.
   C) The woman s exaggerating the seriousness of the
      pollution.               
   D) He might move to another city very soon.
 
3. A) The man should work harder to improve his grades.       
B) The man will benefit from the effort he s put in. 
C) It serves the man right to get a poor grade.                     
D) It was unfair of the teacher to give the man a C.
 
4. A) She can make a reservation at the restaurant.                 
   B) The man should decide where to eat.  
   C) She already has plans for Saturday night.                        
   D) The man should ask his brother for suggestions.
 
5. A) The man deserved the award.                                         
   B) The woman helped the man succeed.
   C) The man is thankful to the woman for her assistance.     
   D) The woman worked hard and was given an award. 
 
6. A) Voluntary work can help the man establish connections with the community.
   B) The man s voluntary work has left him little room in his schedule.
   C) Voluntary work with the environment council requires a time commitment. 
   D) A lot of people have signed up for voluntary work with the environment council.
 
7. A) The patient must receive treatment regularly.
   B) The patient can t leave the hospital until the bleeding stops. 
   C) The patient s husband can attend to the business in her place.
   D) The patient must take a good rest and forget about her business.
 
8. A) Alice does not know much about electronics.             
   B) Alice is unlikely to find a job anywhere.
   C) Alice is not interested in anything but electronics.              
   D) Alice is likely to find a job in an electronics company.
 
9. A) Jimmy is going to set out tonight.                                      
   B) Jimmy has not decided on his journey.
   C) There is no need to have a farewell dinner.                   
   D) They may have a dinner when Jimmy s back.
 
10. A) The woman had been planning for the conference.            
    B) The woman called the man but the line was busy.
    C) The woman didn t come back until midnight.                       
    D) The woman had guests all evening. 
 
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 1)). 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) They are delighted because they can enjoy the scenery while driving.
    B) They are frightened because traffic accidents are frequent.
    C) They are irritated because the bridge is jammed with cars. 
    D) They are pleased because it saves them much time. 
 
12. A) They don t have their own cars to drive to work.               
    B) Many of them are romantic by temperament.
    C) Most of them enjoy the drinks on the boat.                       
    D) They tend to be more friendly to each other. 
 
13. A) Many welcome the idea of having more bars on board.       
    B) Many prefer the ferry to maintain its present speed.
    C) Some suggest improving the design of the deck.                 
    D) Some object to using larger luxury boats.
 
Passage Two
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) Coca Cola.         B) Sausage.                C) Milk.             D) Fried chicken.
                                
15. A) He has had thirteen decayed teeth.                                        
    B) He doesn t have a single decayed tooth. 
    C) He has fewer decayed teeth than other people of his age.       
    D) He never had a single tooth pulled out before he was fifty.
 
16. A) Brush your teeth right before you go to bed in the evening.   
    B) Have as few of your teeth pulled out as possible.
    C) Have your teeth X-rayed at regular intervals.                      
    D) Clean your teeth shortly after eating.
 
Passage Three
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) A visit to a prison.                              
    B) The influence of his father.
    C) A talk with some miserable slaves.                                
    D) His experience in the war between France and Austria.
 
18. A) He sent surgeons to serve in the army.                           
    B) He provided soldiers with medical supplies.
    C) He recruited volunteers to care for the wounded.    
    D) He helped to flee the prisoners of war.
 
19. A) All men are created equal.                                             
    B) The wounded and dying should be treated for free.
    C) A wounded soldier should surrender before he receives any medical treatment.
    D) A suffering person is entitled to help regard/ess of race, religion or political beliefs.
 
20. A) To honor Swiss heroes who died in the war.           
    B) To show Switzerland was neutral.
    C) To pay tribute to Switzerland.                              
    D) To show gratitude to the Swiss government for its financial support.
 
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.

 Passage One
Questions 21 to 25 are based on the following passage.
    For years, doctors advised their patients that the only thing taking multivitamins does is give them expensive urine (尿). After all, true vitamin deficiencies are practically unheard of in industrialized countries. Now it seems those doctors may have been wrong. The results of a growing number of studies suggest that even a modest vitamin shortfall can be harmful to your health. Although proof of the benefits of multivitamins is still far from certain, the few dollars you spend on them is probably a good investment.

    Or at least that s the argument put forward in the New England Journal of Medicine. Ideally, say Dr. Walter Willett and Dr. Meir Stampfer of Harvard, all vitamin supplements would be evaluated in scientifically rigorous clinical trials. But those studies can take a long time and often raise more questions than they answer. At some point, while researchers work on figuring out where the truth lies, it just makes sense to say the potential benefit out慰ghs the cost.

    The best evidence to date concerns folate, one of the B vitamins. It s been proved to limit the number of defects in embryos ( 胚胎 ), and a recent trial found that folate in combination with vitamin B 12 and a form of B6 also decreases the re-blockage of arteries after surgical repair.

    The news on vitamin E has been more mixed. Healthy folks who take 400 international units daily for at least two years appear somewhat less likely to develop heart disease. But when doctors give vitamin E to patients who already have heart disease, the vitamin doesn t seem to help. It may turn out that vitamin E plays a role in prevention but cannot undo serious damage.

    Despite vitamin C s great popularity, consuming large amounts of it still has not been positively linked to any great benefit. The body quickly becomes saturated with C and simply excretes ( 排泄 ) any excess.

    The multivitamins question boils down to this: Do you need to wait until all the evidence is in before you take them, or are you willing to accept that there s enough evidence that they don t hurt and could help?     

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