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.
M: I would like two tickets for the 9 o`clock show this evening.
W: I`m sorry. Sir. They are sold out. But we have a few left for tomorrow.
Q：What do we learn from this conversation?
W: I`d love to see a different type of movie for a change.I`m tired of movies about romantic stories.
M: I agree. Let`s go and see a new movie at the Royal Theatre. I hear it`s a real story of two prison breakers.
Q: What kind of movie does the woman find boring?
M: What do you think of Professor Brown`s lecture?
W: The topic was interesting, but the lecture was much more difficult to follow than I had expected.
Q: What does the woman say about the lecture?
M: I`d like to have a talk with your director sometime this week. Could you arrange it for me?
W: He`s rather busy these days. But I`ll see what I can do.
Q: What`s the man asking the woman to do?
M: Why did Margaret call yesterday?
W: She wanted to pick up some magazines she lent me.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
W: You seem to have a lot of work to do at your office. You`re always staying late and working overtime.
M: That`s true. But it`s no bother to me. The work is interesting. I don`t mind extra hours at all.
Q: How does the man feel about his job?
M: Well, the holiday is well soon be here.
W: Yes, isn`t it exciting by this time next week, we`ll be on the plane?
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
M: What happened to you? You are so late.
W: The bus I took broke down in front of the hospital and I had to walk from there.
Q: Why was the woman so late?
M: It`s such a beautiful day. Why not sit out in the back yard for a while and enjoy it?
W: I`d love to. But there`s a lot of laundry to do.
Q: What will the woman probably do?
M: I believe you have a room to let.
W:That`s so. Yes, won`t you come in?
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
Section B Compound Dictation
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. Then listen to the passage again. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from S1 to S7 with the exact works you have just heard. For blanks numbered from S8 to S10 you are required to fill in the missing information. You can either use the exact works you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
Very few people can get college degree before 11, but Michael was an exception. He started high school when he was 5, finish in just nine months. He became the (S1) ________ youngest college graduate when he was 10 years and 4 months old, earning an (S2) ________ degree. Now at 11 Michael’s working on a master’s degree in (S3) ________ intelligence.
But Michael’s (S4) ________ hasn’t always come easy. (S5) ________ his intelligence. He still lacks important life (S6) ________.
In one class, he had to struggle to understand (S7) ________ novels, because, he says, “I’m 11. I’ve never been in love before.”
Another challenge was his size. (S8) ________.
He likes computers so much (S9) ________
He wants to make robots do all the heavy tasks. (S10) ________
S8. High school physical education was difficult because all of the equipment was too big for the then five-year-old student.
S9. that in graduate school he was studying how to make them think like people.
S10. Michael is smart, but he is like every other kid.