TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORSTEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2005)

-GRADE FOUR-

TIME LIMIT: 130 MIN

PART I     DICTATION [15 MIN ]

Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during thistime you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.

Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.

PART II    LISTENING COMPREHENSION [15 MIN]

In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything once only. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.

SECTION A CONVERSATIONS

In this section you will hear several conversations. Listen to the conversations
carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

Questions 1 to 3 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the
conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen
to the conversation.

1. According to the conversation, Mr Johnson is NOT very strong in
A. history.
B. geography.
C. mathematics.
D. art.

2. Mr Johnson thinks that _______ can help him a lot in the job.
A. logic
B. writing
C. history
D. mathematics

3. Mr Johnson would like to work as a(n)
A. adviser.
B. computer programmer.
C. product designer.
D. school teacher.

Questions 4 to 7 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the
conversation, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen
to the conversation.

4. What is the main purpose of the research?
A. To make preparations for a new publication.
B. To learn how couples spend their weekends.
C. To know how housework is shared.
D. To investigate what people do at the weekend.

5. What does the man do on Fridays?
A. He goes to exercise classes.
B. He goes sailing.
C. He goes to the cinema.
D. He stays at home.

6. On which day does the couple always go out?
A. Friday.
B. Saturday.
C. Sunday.
D. Any weekday.

7. Which personal detail does the man give?
A. Surname.
B. First name.
C. Address.
D. Age.

Questions 8 to 10 are based on the following conversation. At the end of the
conversation, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen
to the conversation.

8. Parcel Express needs the following details about the sender EXCEPT
A. name.
B. address.
C. receipt.
D. phone number.

9. Parcels must be left open mainly for
A. customs’ check.
B. security check.
C. convenience’s sake.
D. the company’s sake.

10. The woman’s last inquiry is mainly concerned with
A. the time needed for sending the parcel.
B. the flight time to New York.
C. the parcel destination.
D. parcel collection.

SECTION B PASSAGES

In this section, you will hear several passages. Listen to the passages carefully and then answer the questions that follow.

Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage. At the end of the
passage, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now listen to the
passage.

11. Where is the train to Nanjing now standing?
A. At Platform 7.
B. At Platform 8.
C. At Platform 9.
D. At Platform 13.

12. Which train will now leave at 11:35?
A. The train to Jinnan.
B. The train to Zhengzhou.
C. The train to Tianjin.
D. The train to Hangzhou.

13. Which train has now been cancelled?
A. The train to Jinnan.
B. The train to Zhengzhou.
C. The train to Tianjin.
D. The train to Hangzhou.