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. Now listen to the mini-lecture.

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 ANSWER 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. What is essential for a good interviewer?
A. Professional knowledge.
B. Experience in the area.
C. Curiosity about the interviewees.
D. Enthusiasm about the job.

2. Why Michael has to watch the interview back to tell whether it's been a good one?
A, Because he isn't confident enough in himself.
B. Because he usually is too indulged in the interview to be aware of his own performance.
C. Because television interview is often more interesting than it actually is.
D. Because television interview depends much on the way the director shoots it.

3. How does Michael manage to bring out the best in people?
A. By communicating with them in advance.
B. By exuding a great sense of humor during the interview.
C. By doing thorough researches into them in advance.
D. By asking thought-provoking questions.

4. Which of the following statements is TRUE about Michael when he is doing interviews?
A. He always sticks to his list of questions.
B. Sometimes interviewees would talk about something that he's not really thought about.
C. He sometimes lets the interviewee direct the flow of conversation.
D. He doesn't have a list of questions at all.

5. What does Michael think of a career as an interviewer?
A. It's a good job for young people with talent, ambition and energy.
B. Talent plays the most important role in the career.
C. One has to pass several examinations to pursue a career as an interviewer.
D. It sometimes can be very boring.

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 toanswer the questions. Now listen to the news.
6. Where was the report about rebel forces from?
A. Chad's government.
C. French embassy.
B. Capital N'Djamena.
D. City of Abeche.

7. France's ambassador has left Rwanda because Rwanda has decided to____
A. stay away from possible danger
B. show France its power
C. cut the connection between the two countries
D. arrest some of the top Rwandan officials

Question 8 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.

8. The investigation was dangerous because______
A. the mine was badly damaged
B. the ventilation system was broken
C. the mine was too deep
D. the safety facility was destroyed

Questions 9 to 10 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.

9. The development of__ inside the mosquito has been blocked.
A. molecule in the gut
B. genetic gene
C. malaria parasite
D. disease-spreading tissue

10. Which of the following description is INCORRECT?
A. The new strain of mosquito has been released into the wild
B. Scientists have done similar researches before.
C. The new strain of mosquito cannot spread the disease.
D. This kind of mosquito is genetically modified