Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the followingquestion. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit your compus, what is the most interestingplace you would like to take him/her to see and why?
Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions:In this section,you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations.Atthe end of each conversation,one or more questions will be asked about what was said.Boththe conversation and the questions will be spoken only once.After each question there will be apause.During the pause,you must read the four choices marked A),B),C)and D),and decidewhich is the best answer,Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a singleline through the centre.
A) He has proved to be a better reader than the woman.
B) He has difficulty understanding the book.
C) He cannot get access to the assigned book.
D) He cannot finish his assignment before the deadline.
A) She will drive the man to the supermarket.
B) The man should buy a car of his own.
C) The man needn't go shopping every week.
D) She can pick the man up at the grocery store.
A) Get more food and drinks.
B) Ask his friend to come over.
C) Tidy up the place.
D) Hold a party.
A) The talks can be held any day except this Friday.
B) He could change his schedule to meet John Smith.
C) The first-round talks should start as soon as possible.
D)The woman should contact John Smith first.
A) He understands the woman's feelings.
B) He has gone through a similar experience.
C) The woman should have gone on the field trip.
D) The teacher is just following the regulations.
A) She will meet the man halfway.
B) She is sorry the man will not come.
C) She will ask David to talk less.
D) She has to invite David to the party.
A) Few students understand Prof. Johnson's lectures.
B) Few students meet Prof. Johnson's requirements.
C)Many students find Prof. Johnson's lectures boring.
D) Many students have dropped Prof. Johnson's class.
A) Check their computer files.
B) Make some computations.
C) Study a computer program.
D) Assemble a computer.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) It allows him to make a lot of friends.
B) It requires him to work long hours.
C) It enables him to apply theory to practice. It helps him understand people better.
D) It helps him understand people better.
A) It is intellectually challenging.
B) It requires him to do washing-up all the time.
C) It exposes him to oily smoke all day long.
D) It demands physical endurance and patience.
A) In a hospital.
B) At a coffee shop.
C) At a laundry
D) In a hotel
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) Getting along well with colleagues.
B) Paying attention to every detail.
C) Planning everything in advance.
D) Knowing the needs of customers.
A) The pocket money British children get.
B) The annual inflation rate in Britain.
C) The things British children spend money on.
D) The rising cost of raising a child in Britain.
A) It enables children to live better.
B) It goes down during economic recession.
C) It often rises higher than inflation.
D) It has gone up 25% in the past decade.
A) Save up for their future education.
B) Pay for small personal things.
C) Buy their own shoes and socks.
D) Make donations when necessary.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, youwill hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. Afteryou 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 Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through thecentre.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) District managers. C) Sales directors.
B) Regular customers. D) Senior clerks.
A)The support provided by the regular clients.
B)The initiative shown by the sales representatives.
C)The urgency of implementing the company^ plans.
D)The important part played by district managers.
A) Some of them were political-minded.
B) Fifty percent of them were female.
C) One third of them were senior managers.
D) Most of them were rather conservative.
A) He used too many quotations.
B) He was not gender sensitive.
C) He did not keep to the point.
D) He spent too much time on details.
Questions 20 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) State your problem to the head waiter
B) Demand a discount on the dishes ordered.
C) Ask to see the manager politely but firmly.
D) Ask the name of the person waiting on you.
A) Your problem may not be understood correctly.
B) You don't know if you are complaining at the right time.
C)Your complaint may not reach the person in charge.
D)You can't tell how the person on the line is reacting.
A) Demand a prompt response.
B) Provide all the details.
C) Send it by express mail.
D) Stick to the point.
A) Fashion designer.
C) City planner.
A) Do some volunteer work.
B) Get a well-paid part-time job.
C) Work flexible hours.
D) Go back to her previous post.
A) Few baby-sitters can be considered trustworthy.
B)It will add to family's financial burden.
C)A baby-sitter is no replacement for a mother.
D) The children won't get along with a baby-sitter.