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 center.
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 were talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
W: Did you see last night's film on channel 4?
M: Well. I meant to see it, but a friend of mine came to see me. We had a nice long talk about our school days.
Q: What did the man do last night?
W: Did you get my message about the meeting on Monday?
M: Yes, I did. But I'm still not quite sure what meeting is about. Not bad news, I hope.
Q: What does the man wish to know most?
W: You have arranged to Mr. Johnson on Wednesday. So I don't have to write to him, do I?
M: There's no need to write to him.
Q: What are the speakers talking about?
W: Did Jack find the tape he borrowed from Paul? Do you know?
M: He looked everywhere for it, but in the end he had to go to the party without it.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
M: Hello, my name is Carlson. I believe you have a room booked for me.
W: Carlson? Oh, yes, Mr. Carlson. It's a single room with a bath, on the second floor. I hope it will suit you, sir.
Q: What does the conversation tell us?
M: Do you have the paperback edition of this dictionary?
W: Yes, we do. But the hard cover is on sale for the same price as the paperback.
Q: What does the woman say about the dictionary?
W: Are these TV sets the newest models?
M: Sure. They represent the latest technology. Actually, We sell nothing but the best.
Q: What does the man mean?
W: Are you coming with me to the history museum, Godge?
M: I already have my hands full with this book report.
Q: What does the man mean?
M: How are your piano lessons going?
W: Very well. My teacher thinks I'm making progress. And I find lessons well-worth the time and trouble.
Q: What does the woman think of her piano lessons?
M: Is that nice-looking straw hat light and strong?
W: Yes, you can wear it rain or shine.
Q: What are they talking about?
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 center.
After retiring from 30 years of teaching, Ethbell Pepper could easily have decided to sit back and relax and enjoy a peaceful retirement. But that kind of life is not for Ethbell Pepper. "I just wanted to do something different. If you are going to participate in life, do it. Don't just sit down and look out the window." She says. At 68, she decided to become one of the pioneer participation in a program at the university of California. The program offers campus housing and classes to people over sixty. She enrolled in a class called Human Relationships and Diverse society. "I taught minority students in my English and drama classes in high school for 20 years. But in this course, I found out a lot about other cultures that I didn't know then. One of the more important lessons that I'm learning is to perceive, not to judge." Older adults can add to the educational resources of university by bringing with them a lot of valuable experience. Their presence on campus helps break some long believes about aging. Young students may have fears of growing older. But that kind of fear can be reduced as they see that older people can be active, healthy, and continue to contribute to society. The younger students can begin to see aging as a natural part of living.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Do you have a tough math test coming up? Then listen to some classical piano music just before the test. You might end up with a higher score. Researchers at a university in California conducted an experiment. They asked a group of college students to listen to some piano music by a famous 18th century composer before taking a math test. They were surprised to find that the students' scores jumped 8 to 9 points. The music seems to excite nerve activity in the brain; similar to the activity that occurs when a person is figuring out a math problem. However, the scientists warn that before you get too excited about applying this method to your math test. You should remember that brain exciting effects last only 10 or 15 minutes. Would rock music work as well as the piano music did? No, the scientists say. In fact, the less complex music might even interfere with the brains reasoning ability.
Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
When a sleepy driver has trouble in keeping his eyes on the road and gets too close to another car, an alarm sound will warn the driver. If nothing is done, the car will automatically come to a stop and in this way prevent an accident. This is a new device which will soon be tested in an experimental car in Japan. The computer warning system keeps track of a driver's condition by monitoring his heart beat with signals transmitted from a band round his wrist. The wrist band records the driver's pulse which measures the heat beat. Each pulse in the wrist sends a signal to the computer. By analyzing the pulse rate, the computer can determine whether a driver is drunk, sleeping or ill. Devices in other parts of the car can also tell the computer if the car is too close to another vehicle or is moving dangerously. The computer will sound the alarm when a problem arises, and will automatically stop the car if the driver ignores the warning.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.