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 onthe important points. Your notes will not be marked, but you will need them to complete a gap-filling task afier themini-lecture. When the lecture is over, you will be given two minutes to check your notes, and another ten minutesto complete the gap-filling task on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Some of the gaps may require a maximum of THREEwords. Make sure the word( s ) you fill in is (are) both grammatically and semantically acceptable. You may referto 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 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 eachof the following five questions. Now listen to the interview.

1. What did Mrs. Brace's attitude towards suffragette movement use to be?
A. Supportive.
B. Contradictory.
C. Neutral.
D. Ambiguous.

2. What did Mrs. Bruce think of the suffragettes' efforts?
A. They were useless.
C. They were good in a lot of ways.
B. They were ridiculous.
D. They were somewhat limited.

3. Which of the following statements about the suffragette movement is TRUE according to Mrs. Bruce?
A. There would be much difference without the movement.
B. The movement should be more peaceful.
C. The movement actually did nothing good.
D. The movement brought something harmful in the long term.

4. Which ,of the following about marching in the suffragette movement days is NOT true?
A. The marching was violent.
C. There were a few boos.
B. Nobody interfered.
D. There was a lot of clapping.

5. What does Mrs. Bruce think about politics?
A. She thinks women shouldn't enter politics.
B. She thinks beating men at politics is groat.
C. She thinks women sometimes can be better at politics than men.
D. She thinks politics is men's job.

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.
Question 6 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer thequestion. Now listen to the news.
6. To ease restrictions imposed on Palestinians living in the West Bank, Israel plans to _____.
A. remove mad blocks
B. allow more Palestinians to travel to Israel
C. remove trade barriers
D. provide food, for Palestinian refugees

Question 7 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer thequestion. Now listen to the news.
7. Which of the following statements about the massive wild fire is NOT tree?
A. It lasted for 5 days. C. It caused 4 firefighters to be badly wounded.B. It was fueled by the Santa Aria winds. D. It caused the loss of 34 houses.
Questions 8 to 9 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.

8. According to the news, we can know that __.
A. Obama is the first president to change health care system
B. the U.S. is the only country where millions of people can't get health care
C. health insurance in America is very expensive for the civilians
D. Americans don't need health insurance to get treatment

9. Many Americans were against Obama's plan about changing the American health care system because __.
A. it's hard to make health-care cheaper
C. it's impractical at the very moment
B. it's too expensive for the government
D. it's bad for the insurance industry

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. Why did the shares in European banks fall sharply?
A. Because European share indices fell around 3%.
B. Because euro slid against other currencies.
C. Because Europe's debt problems got worse.
D. Because the European Central Bank is about to end a program of support for banks.