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.
Question No. 1. Mrs. Lang and Mr. Hudson are old friends.
Question No. 2. Ralph remained in Rome during the summer.
Question No. 3. After dinner, we walked to the movies.
Question No. 4. Send me a postcard of your hotel in Paris.
Question No. 5. Janie refuses to eat liver unless her mother also prepares bacon with it.
Question No. 6. Martha watched TV for two hours.
Question No. 7. The rain flooded several areas of the city.
Question No. 8. When the baby cries, it usually means his diaper needs changing.
Question No. 9. The meeting began promptly at 8 p.m.
Question No.10. The earlier you get here, the more working time we‘ll have.
II. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test , you will hear several short talks and conversations. After each of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully, because you will hear the talk or conversation and questions only once. When you hear a question , read the four answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
Questions 11 to 20 are based on the following conversations.
11.M: That‘s a lovely coat you‘re wearing.
W: Oh, thank you. My husband gave it to me for my fortieth birthday.
Question No.11. What did the woman say about the coat?
12. W: You‘re back late. I was worried. How‘s the car? What did you find out about it?
M: The mechanic said that the best thing would be to sell it and get a new car. This car is totally dead.
Question No.12. What will the man probably do with his car?
13. W: Have you found anything wrong with my stomach?
M: Not yet. I am still examining. I‘ll let you know the result next week.
Question No.13. What is the probable relationship between the man and the woman?
14. M: You didn‘t go to the concert last night either, did you?
W: No, I had a slight headache.
Question No.14. What do we learn from this conversation?
15. W: Has your brother bought his books yet?
M: He bought a history book, but the Chinese and English text-books were sold out.
Question No.15. Which book has the man‘s brother got?
16. M: How do you manage to work and to go to school at the same time?
W: My classes are at night and I work during the day.
Question No. 16. What do we learn from this conversation?
17. W: John, I don‘t know what to get for our father. He has just about everything, doesn‘t he?
M: Why don‘t you get him a pocket calculator?
Question No. 17. Why doesn‘t the woman know what to get for the man‘s father?
18.W: It‘s surprising that Tom came out of the accident alive.
M: That‘s true. The car crashed into the wall and was completely damaged.
Question No. 18. What was the consequence of the accident?
19.W: I‘m sorry, sir. The train is somewhat behind schedule. Take a seat, and I‘ll tell you as soon as we know something definite. M: Thank you, I‘ll just set here and read a magazine in the meantime.
Question No. 19. What can we conclude about the train from the conversation?
20. M: I sent a letter to make a reservation for a single room a few days ago.
W: I‘m sorry, your request arrived too late. There are some conferences in town this week and we‘re full up.
Question No. 20. Are there any spare rooms at the hotel?
Questions 21 to 23 are based on the following talk.
When my husband was promoted, we put our house up for sale. Three weeks later, it was still on the market. I became a busy housekeeper. Every room had to be kept tidy, and dishes had to be washed and put away when used. Then one day the doorbell rang unexpectedly at 8 a.m. Sleepily, I opened the door and saw our agent standing there with a couple from New York. “ There had been no time to call,” he explained, “because the couple had to catch a plane home.”
The three people made their way past the dirty breakfast dishes on the kitchen table and into a bedroom with unmade beds. As I retreated into a bathroom to comb my hair, I heard the man say something to his wife. Then they both laughed.