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.
Sample Answer [A] [C] [D]
M: Hello, this is John Hopkins at the Riverside Health Center. I'd like to speak to Mr.Jones.
W: I'm sorry, Mr.Hopkins, my husband isn't at home. But I can give you his office phone number. He won't be back until 6 o'clock.
Q: Where does Mrs.Jones think her husband is now?
M: Let me see. I have printed my family name, first name, date of birth, and address. Anything else?
W: No. That's all right. We'll fill in the rest of it if you'll just sign your name at the bottom.
Q: What has the man been doing?
W: I had to deal with so many courses last term that I really had a hard time.
M: I told you it would be better for you if you took fewer courses during the first semester.
Q: What do we learn about the woman?
W: Weren't you nervous when the professor called on you in class?
M: I'd say I was shaking all over.
Q: How did the man feel when he was called on?
W: Hey, Mike, what's that you're reading?
M: It's a letter from a company where I applied for a job. They're offering me a job after I graduate.
Q: What do we learn about Mike?
M: Think it over carefully, you must have left it somewhere.
W: But the problem is that I have to have it now. I need it to use my car, and when I get home, to open the door.
Q: What happened to the woman?
W: How much time did you have for writing the paper?
M: We were given three hours, but I finished in less than half the time.
Q: How long did it take the man to write his paper?
M: Let's see if the basketball game has started yet.
W: Started? It must be clear who is winning by now.
Q: What does the woman mean?
M: What do you think of my paper?
W: The ideas are good. If I were you though, I'd rewrite the last two paragraphs to make it better.
Q: What's the woman's comment on the man's paper?
W: Excuse me, sir, but have you seen a young gentleman looking for his wrist watch?
M: A young man, Madam?
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.
Susan Anthony was born in massachusetts in 1820 and died in Rochester, New York, in 1906. In the 1850s, she saw many problems in her country and wanted to do something about them.
One of these problems was that women did not have the right to vote in the United States. Susan Anthony and many others felt that women and men should have equal rights. In 1869 she helped start the National Women's Association. This group worked hard to get women the right to vote in the United States.
In 1869, the state of Wyoming gave women the right to vote. Some other states also allowed women to vote. But Susan Anthony and the National American Women's Association Wanted all women to have the right to vote. They worked to add this to the constitution of the United States. Finally, in 1920, fourteen years after Susan anthony's death, an article was added to the Constitution. It gave all American women the right to vote.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
John Steinbeck is one of America's greatest writers. Many of his novels and short stories are about people with troubles and problems."Travels with Charley" is different; it's a book about traveling around the United States. John Steinbeck and Charley traveled together from New York to Maine and then to the Midwest. From the Midwest, they went west to California. On their way back east, they visited Texas. Finally, John and Charley traveled through the South, and back up north to New York.
John Steinbeck's journey took three months to complete. When he got home, he wrote about what he saw and heard when he crossed the country.he decided that Americans were wonderful people, and that the United States was full of peaceful towns, great cities, huge mountains, and beautiful parks. Charley seemed to enjoy the trip, although he didn't say or write anything. You might wonder why charley had no ideas about America. The reason is: he was John Steinbeck's dog, a big black dog.
Questions 15 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
In the local newspaper of my community recently, there was a story about a man named Virgil Spears. He lived in a small town about 40 miles from my home. He had served five years in a New York prison for robbing a restaurant. When he returned to his family, Mr.Spears couldn't find a job. Everyone knew he had been in prison and nobody trusted him. Finally, in desperation, he calmly walked into a local barbershop where he was well known, pulled out a gun, and took all the money the barber had. Up to this point it had been a fairly routine crime, but then something unusual happened. Mr. Spears didn't try to get away. He got into his car, drove slowly out of town, and waited for the police. When they caught him, he made only one request. He turned to the arresting policemen and said: "Would you please ask the court to put my family on welfare just as soon as possible?"
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.