SECTION A STATEMENT

In this section you will hear seven statements. At the end of each statement you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.

1.Where is Lily working now?

A) In the police department.

B) In a drama society.

C) In a university.

D) In a primary school.

2.Passengers must check in to board Flight 5125 by ____.

A) 11:00

B) 11:20

C) 11:30

D) 11:50

3.Which of the following statements is true?

A) There is a strike across the country.

B) Many trains have been cancelled.

C) A few trains have been cancelled.

D) There is a strike in the North Region.

4.The death and missing numbers in the floods are respectively ____.

A) 60/9.

B) 16/9.

C) 9/60.

D) 9/16.

5.What is John supposed to do on Sunday?

A) Call the office.

B) Revise his paper.

C) Solve the problem.

D) Hand in the paper.

6.What do we know about Mary Jackson?

A) She is the speaker's friend.

B) She likes stories.

C) She is an author.

D) She gave a gift.

7.What do we know about the speaker?

A) The speaker can get good tips.

B) The speaker pays for the meals.

C) The speaker can get good wages.

D) The speaker lives comfortably.

8.What will the speaker probably do next?

A) To buy some medicine.

B) To buy a new cupboard.

C) To ignore the matter.

D) To investigate the matter.

SECTION B CONVERSATION

In this section, you will hear nine short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.

9.When will they discuss the agenda?

A) Before dinner.

B) During dinner.

C) After dinner.

D) Tomorrow.

10.What can be inferred about the woman?

A) She'll be travelling during the vacation.

B) She'll be working during the vacation.

C) She's looking forward to going home.

D) She will offer her help to Jane.

11.What is the cause of their complaint?

A) The place.

B) The heat.

C) The workload.

D) The facilities.

12.What can be concluded about Janet?

A) She has come to the party.

B) She is hosting the party.

C) She hasn't turned up.

D) She is planning a party.

13.Where does the conversation probably take place?

A) In a hotel.

B) At a bus station.

C) In a restaurant.

D) At an airport.

14.What does the woman intend to do?

A) Get a job on campus.

B) Get her resume ready.

C) Visit the company.

D) Apply for a job with PICC.

15.What are the man and woman doing?

A) Listening to the radio.

B) Looking at the photos.

C) Watching television.

D) Reading a newspaper.

16.What does the man mean?

A) He hopes the party will be successful.

B) He will see the woman around five.

C) He is eager to help the woman.

D) He is unenthusiastic about the party.

17.What is NOT a change to the literature class?

A) Class location.

B) Class times.

C) Class length.

D) Class size.

SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST

Questions 18 and 19 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.

18.The journalist was brought to court because ____.

A) he was working for a British newspaper.

B) he published an untrue story.

C) the story was published in Britain.

D) he was working with other foreign journalists.

19.How did the lawyer defend for the journalist?

A) He was an American journalist.

B) He worked for a British newspaper.

C) His story was published elsewhere.

D) Foreigners are not subject to local laws.

Questions 20 and 21 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.

20. Afghanistan’s first match will be against ____.

A) Mongolia.

B) South Korea.

C) Iran.

D) Qatar.

21.Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A) The announcement was made by AFA.

B) Afghanistan was a founding member of AFC.

C) Afghanistan had been in chaos for long.

D) The football player were under 23.

Question 22 and 23 are based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 10 seconds to answer the questions.

Now listen to the news.

22.The expected life-span of Beijing residents has gone up by ____ compared with that a decade earlier.

A) 1.5 years

B) 1.4 years

C) 1.2 years

D) 1.1 years

23.The ____ mortality rate had gone up greatly during the past 10 years.

A) infant

B) maternal

C) male

D) middle-aged

Questions 24 and 25 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.

24.According to Pakistan's President, the chances of the two countries going to war were ____.

A) great

B) small

C) growing

D) greater than before

25.Recent tensions between the two countries were a direct result of ____.

A) their border conflicts

B) their military build-up

C) killings in the two countries

D) their mutual distrust

Part ⅣCLOZE   [15 MIN.]

Decide which of the choices given below would best complete the passage if inserted in the corresponding blanks. Mark the best choice for each blank on your answer sheet.

The normal human daily cycle of activity is of some 7-8 hours’ sleep alternation with some 16-17 hours’ wakefulness and that the sleep normally coincides(26) ____ the hours of darkness. Our present concern is with how easily and to what extent this(27)____ can be modified.

The question is no mere academic one. The ease with which people can change from working in the day to working at night is a(28)____ of growing importance in industry where automation(29)____ round-the-clock working of machines. It normally(30)____ from five days to one week for a person to adapt to a?(31)____routine of sleep and wakefulness, sleeping during the day and working at night. ?(32)____,it is often the case in industry that shifts are changed every week. This means that no sooner has he got used to one routine(33)____ he has to change to another, (34)____ much of his time is spent neither working nor sleeping very(35) ____.

One answer would seem to be(36)____ periods on each shift, a month, or even three months. (37)____, recent research has shown that people on such systems will revert to go back to their(38)____ habits of sleep and wakefulness during the week-end and that this is quite enough to destroy any(39)____ to night work built up during the week. The only real solution appears to be to hand over the night shift to those permanent night workers whose(40)____ may persist through all week-ends and holidays.

26.A.in     B.with     C.of     D.over

27.A.cycle   B.period   C.circle   D.round

28.A.problem   B.difficulty   C.trouble   D.matter

29.A.asks   B.invites   C.calls for   D.reacts to

30.A.takes   B.spends   C.demands   D.asks

31.A.former   B.returned   C.reversed   D.regular

32.A.Therefore   B.UnfortunatelyC.In a word   D.In comparison

33.A.as   B.when   C.then   D.than

34.A.though   B.so that   C.while   D.as

35.A.efficiently   B.good   C.easily   D.happily

36.A.shorter   B.better   C.longer   D.nicer

37.A.So   B.In short   C.Similarly   D.However

38.A.new   B.normal   C.temporary   D.favourite

39.A.change   B.return   C.adaptation   D.tendency

40.A.wakefulness   B.sleep   C.preference   D.habit