SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (40 minutes)
Part A: Spot Dictation ( 20 points )
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage only once.
Around the (1)______young people are spending (2)________ sums of money to listen to rock music. Forbes Magazine claims that at least (3) _______ rock stars have incomes of between (4)______ million and six million dollars (5)_______ year.
“It doesn‘t make sense,” says Johnny Mathis, one of the (6)_____ music millionaires, who made a million dollars a year when he was most popular, in the 1950s. “Performers aren‘t (7)________ this kind of money. In fact, nobody is.”
But the rock stars‘ (8) _______ seem to disagree. Those who love rock music spend about two billion dollars a year for (9)_______. They pay 150 million to see rock stars(10)________.
Some observers think the (11)________ are buying more than music. According to one theory, to play (12)________ doesn‘t require much (13)_______. There is no gulf between the audience and the (14)________. Every boy and girl in the audience thinks, “I could sing like that.” Rock music has become a kind of religion. (15)____________ are glad to pay to worship a rock star because it is a (16)________ of worshipping themselves.
(17)_______ is a key word for explaining the (18)_________ of many. In 1972 one of the (19)_________ was Don McLean, who wrote and sang “American Pie.” McLean earned more than a million dollars from recordings of “American Pie.” Then too, by writing his own music, McLean earns some (20) __________ money.
Part B: Listening Comprehension ( 30 points )
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken only once, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement , read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Now let‘s begin with question number one.
(A) Mrs. Lang and Mr.Hudson are old.
(B) Mr. Hudson doesn‘t know Mrs.Lang very well.
(C) Mrs.Lang has been Mr. Hudson‘s friend for many years.
(D) Mrs. Lang and Mr.Hudson have just become friends.
2. (A) Ralph stayed in Rome for the summer
(B) Ralph left Rome for the summer.
(C) Ralph went to Rome for the summer.
(D) Ralph arrived in Rome during the summer.
3. (A) We had dinner before we went to the movies.
(B) We had dinner during the movie.
(C) We walked to the movies before dinner.
(D) We took our dinner to the movies.
4. (A) I‘ll send you a postcard of my hotel in Paris.
(B) Send me to get the postcard from your Paris hotel.
(C) Mail me a picture postcard of your Paris hotel.
(D) Mail the card to me from your hotel in Paris.
5. (A) Janie and her mother like liver and bacon.
(B) Janie‘s mother always cooks bacon with liver.
(C) Janie hates both liver and bacon.
(D) If her mother doesn‘t fix bacon, Janie will not eat liver.
6. (A) Martha spent two hours looking at TV.
(B) Martha saw two watches on TV.(C) Martha liked the two-hour TV program.
(D) Martha turned off the TV for two hours.
7. (A) The city benefited from the rain.
(B) The rain fell softly on much of the city.
(C)The rain left too much water in much of the city.
(D) Many neighborhoods didn‘t get any rain.
8. (A) The baby cries when his diaper is changed.
(B) The baby is unhappy when his diaper is soiled.
(C) Don‘t change the diaper if the baby cries.
(D) Changing the baby‘s diaper makes him cry.
9. (A) The meeting opened at precisely 8 p.m.
(B) 8 p.m. was too late to begin the meeting.
(C) The meeting lasted until a little after 8 p.m.
(D) The meeting was over at exactly 8 p.m.
10. (A) Begin working if you arrive before I do.
(B) Before you get here, be sure to finish the work.
(C) Come as early as possible so we can do lots of work.
(D) If you arrive early, we‘ll need more time to work.