LISTENING

SECTION A MINI-LECTURE
In this section you will hear a mini-lecture. You will hear the lecture ONCE ONLY. While listening, take notes on the important points. Your notes will not be marked, but you will need them to complete a gap-filling task after the mini-lecture. When the lecture is over, you will be given two minutes to check your notes, and another ten minutes
to complete the gap-filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Some of the gaps may require a maximum of THREE words. Make sure the word( s ) you fill in is (are) both grammatically and semantically acceptable. You may refer to your notes while completing the task. Use the blank sheet for note-taking.

SECTION B INTERVIEW
In this section you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Mark the best answer to each question on ANSER SHEET TWO.
Questions I to 5 are based on an interview. At the end of the interview you will be given 10 seconds to.answer each of the following five questions. Now listen to the interview.

1. The interview is mainly about __
A. how to select universities in the UK
B. living in the UK for students
C. living in the UK for immigrants
D. how to find jobs in the UK

2. According to George Allen, tuition fees mostly depend on __
A. the university students' own choice
B. the location of the university
C. the type of courses students take
D. the teaching facilities of the university

3. What can we learn from George Allen?
A. The food is rather boring and uninteresting.
B. The food without spices is very excellent.
C. Local pubs often serve the cheapest food.
D. Coffee shops are much more common in the UK.

4. Which place has the best nightlife in Britain according to George Allen?
A. London
B. Manchester
C. Birmingham
D. southwest of England

5. People can get information about the UK from the following EXCEPT __
A. guide books
B. Internet
C. the British Council
D. the university accommodation office

SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
In this section you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Mark the best answer to each question on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
Questions 6 to 7 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.

6. Which of the following statements is CORRECT according to the news?
A. Childhood obesity rates today are at least three times more than those in 1980.
B. Obesity rates have exceeded 25 percent in 30 states.
C. Obesity rates have reached 30 percent in 31 states.
D. Obesity rates are above 30 percent in 49 states.

7. According to the news item, obesity may result from the following EXCEPT __
A. stress
B. anxiety
C. depression
D. nutritious foods

Questions 8 to 9 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the news.
8. After the global financial crisis broke out, it was predicted that __
A. the times of Wall Street would come to an end
B. the US financial system would be greatly reduced
C. the financial industry in U.S. wouldn't be influenced badly
D. the US government would lose several hundred billion dollars

9. What is the main message of the news item?
A. The financial institution regained confidence inthe global economy.
B. The financial industry in America is coming back to stability.
C. The US is still the biggest economy in the word.
D. The role of Wall Street won't change for a long time.

Question 10 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question. Now listen to the news.
10. According to the news item, about how many high school graduates are there this year?
A. Fewer than 3 million.
B. Fewer than 5 million.
C. Fewer than 7 million.
D. Fewer than l 0 million.