QUESTION BOOKLET
TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS (2008)
-GRADE FOUR-
TIME LIMIT: 135 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 done at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be done at normal speed again and during this time 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 [120 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. When is Anne available for the meeting?
A. The third week of May.
B. The third week of June.
C. The eleventh of June.
D. The eleventh of May.

2. Their meeting will probably take place in
A. London.
B. Toronto.
C. Mexico City.
D. Chicago.

3. When is Eric calling back?
A. Thursday afternoon.
B. Friday afternoon.
C. Thursday morning.
D. Friday morning.

Questions 4 to 6 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.

4. According to the woman, advertisements
A. let us know the best product.
B. give us sufficient information.
C. fail to convince people.
D. give misleading information.

5. In the woman's opinion, money spent on advertisements is paid
A. by manufacturers.
B. by customers.
C. by advertisers.
D. by all of them.

6. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT?.
A. The woman seems to be negative about advertising.
B. The woman appears to know more about advertising.
C. The man is to be present at a debate on advertising.
D. The man has a lot to talk about on advertising.

Questions 7 to 10 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.

7. Mr Brown brought with him only a few things because
A. there wasn't enough space in the cupboard.
B. the hospital would provide him with everything.
C. he was to stay there for a very short time.
D. visitors could bring him other things.

8. According to the hospital rules, at which of the following hours can visitors see patients?
A. 2:00 pm.
B. 5:00 pm.
C. 7:00 pm.
D. 6:00 pm.

9. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT?
A. Patients have breakfast at 8.
B. Patients have lunch at 12.
C. There are special alcohol lounges.
D. There are special smoking lounges.

10. Which statement best describes Mr Brown?
A. He knows little about hospital rules.
B. He can keep alcohol in the ward.
C. He knows when to smoke.
D. He is used to hospital life.

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. Meeting rooms of various sizes are needed for
A. contacts with headquarters.
B. relaxation and enjoyment.
C. informal talks.
D. different purposes.

12. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as part of hotel facilities for
guests?
A. Restaurants. B. Cinemas.
C. Swimming pools. D. Bars.

13. A hotel for an international conference should have the following EXCEPT
A. convenient transport services.
B. competent office secretaries.
C. good sports and restaurant facilities.
D. suitable and comfortable rooms.

Questions 14 to 17 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be given 20 seconds to answer the questions. Now, listen to the passage.
14. The museum aims mainly to display
A. the area's technological development.
B. the nation's important historical events.
C. the area's agricultural and industrial development.
D. the nation's agricultural and industrial development.

15. The following have been significant in the area's prosperity EXCEPT
A. the motorways. B. the Roman road.
C. the canals. D. the railways.

16. We know from the passage that some exhibits
A. are borrowed from workshops.
B. are specially made for display.
C. reflect the local culture and customs.
D. try to reproduce the scene at that time.

17. The passage probably comes from
A. a conversation on the museum.
B. a museum tour guide.
C. a museum booklet.
D. a museum advertisement.

Questions 18 to 20 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.

18. According to the speaker, safety in dormitory means that you
A. insure all your expensive things.
B. lock doors when going out.
C. lock windows at night.
D. take all necessary precautions.

19. What does the speaker suggest girls do when they are going to be out late?
A. Call their friends.
B. Stay with their friends.
C. Avoid walking in streets.
D. Always take a taxi.

20. What is the speaker's last advice?
A. To take a few self-defense classes.
B. To stick to well-lit streets at night.
C. To avoid walking alone at night.
D. To stay with their friends.

SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
In this section, you will hear several news items. Listen to them carefully and then answer the questions that follow.
Questions 21 and 22 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.

21. What happened during the New Year celebration in Thailand?
A. Terrorists fought with Government troops.
B. Thai troops killed terrorists.
C. There were shootings.
D. There were explosions.

22. What has led to the violent situation in the south of Thailand?
A. The Muslims wanted independence.
B. Thai troops have been sent there.
C. About 2000 people have been killed.
D. There have been more bombings since 2004.

Questions 23 and 24 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.

23. Under the national oil law, the Iraqi government
A. will give more oil revenues to only a few provinces.
B. will let provinces distribute their oil revenues.
C. will distribute oil revenues according to population size.
D. will distribute oil revenues according to security needs.

24. The construction package is meant to
A. help build more houses.
B. help improve the country's economy.
C. help more children to go to school.
D. help more young people to get education.

Questions 25 and 26 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.

25. The joint committee will promote co-operation between Egypt and Spain in all the following
areas EXCEPT
A. education. B. industry.
C. investment. D. technology.

26. What is this news item mainly about?
A. The establishment of a joint committee.
B. The trade relations between Egypt and Spain.
C. The future trade volume between Egypt and Spain.
D. The establishment of a joint business council.

Question 27 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 5
seconds to answer the question. Now, listen to the news.

27. According to the news, Japanese teenage women
A. are less violent than men.
B. are less violent than before.
C. are more violent than before.
D. are more violent than men.

Question 28 is based on the following news. At the end of the news item, you will be given 5
seconds to answer the question. Now, listen to the news.

28. Which of the following statements is CORRECT according to the news?
A. Zimbabweans stayed away from voting.
B. Zimbabweans were enthusiastic about voting.
C. Only a few Zimbabweans turned up to vote.
D. Zimbabweans believed that Mugabe would win.

Questions 29 and 30 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.

29. The news mentioned _____ reason(s) for the action taken by Indian telecom workers.
A. 1 B. 2 C. 3 D. 4

30. According to the news, who among the following were NOT affected by telecom workers'
action?
A. Banks. B. Big companies. C. Long-distance callers. D. Government officials.