SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
Part A: Spot Dictation
Direction: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks
in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in
the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage
Every human being is fallible; we make mistakes. In America when a mistake has been made,
it is considered fitting for the person ________ (1) to acknowledge his or her error and to
apologize to anyone who has been inconvenienced. Even ________ (2) are expected to admit their
mistakes and apologize for them. Trying to ________ (3) a mistake and denying your guilt are
considered to be indicative of serious ________ (4).
If you make a mistake that ________ (5) a group of people, a public apology is considered
the best method for ________ (6). If the mistake was a serious one, or if some people were
inconvenienced more than others, then the ________ should follow the public apology with
private ones to ________ (8).
It is especially important for executives and company heads to be able to admit their mistakes.
Sometimes leaders are afraid that if they ________ (9), they will lose the respect of their
employees. Actually ________ (10)—if you are honest with your employees and yourself,
________ (11), and show that you are willing to accept blame when you make a mistake, then
your employees will be ________ (12) you. They will also be more likely to admit their own
If you ________ (13) one person, it is usually best to apologize to that person alone, unless
your mistake ________ (14) by a large group of people. For example, if Leonard ________ (15) to
Mr. Todd during a committee meeting, it would be ________ (16) for Leonard to apologize to Mr.
Todd at the next committee meeting. If the ________ (17) created by the initial mistake is public,
then the apology should be public. However, if Leonard raised his voice to Mr. Todd when only
the two of them ________ (18), he may apologize privately. Notice as well ________ (19) the
apologies are. As soon as you realize you have made a mistake, you should ________ (20).
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be
spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen
carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in
meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in
the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
1. (A) I have finished my lunch.
(B) I can't wait to make the phone call.
(C) I have to stay in the office.
(D) I don't like to eat in the cafeteria.
2. (A) Someone from the housing office will fix the toilet.
(B) Peter will phone the housing office for you.
(C) You can fix the toilet in the bathroom by yourself.
(D) Peter will repair the toilet in the bathroom.
3. (A) Individuals good at conversations may find it hard to make their first speech before a
(B) Students trained for their first public speeches should be given lessons in a conversational
(C) The future of those people afraid of giving a public speech lies in the training of making
(D) Most individuals prefer to make a public speech in a conversational setting with an
4. (A) The trees are being cut down.
(B) The trees are blocking my view.
(C) The trees grow better around the office.
(D) The trees help cool my office.
5. (A) Everyone wants to attend to this school, as it is a private institution.
(B) It is impossible for you to keep to your own in this boarding school.
(C) We all get along very well in this boarding school, as if of close friends.
(D) It is not important to step into other people's affairs here at this school.
6. (A) Thirty percent of the German population can receive college education.
(B) American students enjoy a very high rate of admission to college in the world.
(C) Comparatively speaking, there are more British people than the French attending college.
(D) American college students are envied by 60% of high school graduates around the world.
7. (A) We should adopt a 4-year term for the directors and chairman.
(B) The term of the directors and chairman will be decided in four years.
(C) The term of the directors and chairman turns out to be 2 years.
(D) It's reasonable to make policies of continuity and stability for the company.
8. (A) No government or theory can alone cope with the complexities of the global economy.
(B) No government can understand the theory of the global economy because of its
(C) World War II has made the global economy more complex to be explained in terms of
traditional economic theories.
(D) Our government must frame a new theory so as to control the development of the global
9. (A) Children should be responsible for most of the fire deaths in America.
(B) Adults load the houses with too much stuff, which is easy to catch fire.
(C) Nineteen percent of the fires are attributed to children playing with matches.
(D) Adults should exercise more and stricter precautions against fires.
10. (A) If you are hungry, you'd better go to the nearest supermarket.
(B) Few American consumers would choose to go shopping in Wal-Mart.
(C) In 2006, shopping over the Internet rose by 28 percent.
(D) In 2005, about $14 billion of goods were bought over the Internet.
2. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks and conversations. After each
of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully because you will hear the talk or
conversation and questions ONLY ONCE. When you hear a question read the four answer
choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have
chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
11. (A) At a stationery counter.
(B) At a reception desk of a hotel.
(C) In the immigration office of an airport.
(D) In the visa office of an embassy.
12. (A) He has lost his own pen.
(B) He wants to get into conversation with her.
(C) He cannot find one nearby.
(D) He has left his pen in Room 803.
13. (A) Monday. (B) Tuesday.
(C) Wednesday. (D) Thursday.
14. (A) He asks the porter to carry his suitcase to his room.
(B) He wants a morning call at 7 o'clock the next day.
(C) He thinks the woman at the reception is very helpful.
(D) He puts the woman's pen in his pocket by mistake.
15. (A) We should not take our ability to listen for granted.
(B) We should have the right listening style for a particular situation.
(C) We should try different listening styles one after another.
(D) We should be faithful to one listening style all the time.
16. (A) Two. (B) Three.
(C) Four. (D) Five.
17. (A) When we are attending an English language course.
(B) When we are watching an interesting TV program.
(C) When we are enjoying the murmuring of a brook.
(D) When we are listening for a friend's voice in a crowd.
18. (A) When we are touring around an opera house.
(B) When we are watching a TV series.
(C) When we are appreciating background music in a restaurant.
(D) When we are attending a lecture at college.
19. (A) They are dominating.
(B) They are not respectable.
(C) The are persuasive.
(D) They are very helpful.
20. (A) Because she takes up a part-time job.
(B) Because she works with the government.
(C) Because she has a government grant.
(D) Because she stays with her friend.
21. (A) He is sometimes not on good terms with his parents.
(B) He wants to have control over his parents.
(C) He and his parents are not fond of each other.
(D) He and his parents have different views about family life.
22. (A) After saving up enough money.
(B) Through a lot of persuasion.
(C) By his outstanding performance at school.
(D) With the sympathy and interference from his parents.
23. (A) You should be absent from work for 2 weeks before you hand in your resignation.
(B) You should submit your resignation at least 2 weeks before you leave.
(C) You should avoid having an exit interview with your immediate supervisor.
(D) You should first settle all your personnel items with the personnel manager.
24. (A) Medical insurance and retirement funds.
(B) Unpaid overtime compensations and unsettled debts.
(C) Replacement for your post and a raise of your salary.
(D) fringe benefits and family allowance.
25. (A) To help you reconsider your decision to resign.
(B) To allow more time for the authority's approval.
(C) To keep the schoolwork from being seriously affected.
(D) To make it easier for the students to accept a new teacher.
26. (A) When you just have a raise in salary.
(B) When you have found a better job.
(C) When you are the only one to leave.
(D) When you are asked to resign.
27. (A) It is very mild.
(B) It is warm.
(C) It is snowy.
(D) It is overcast.
28. (A) She is creative and practical.
(B) She is diligent and efficient.
(C) She is professional and competitive.
(D) She is determined and experienced.
29. (A) Secretary.
(D) Chief Consultant.
30. (A) Because she likes the city's mild climate that is beneficial to her health.
(B) Because she loves to work with young people and share her experience.
(C) Because she does not have the required certificate in business management.
(D) Because she does not think that she has earned quite enough from her previous job.
Part C: Listening and Translation
I. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 5 sentence in English. You will hear the sentences
ONLY ONCE. After you have heard each sentence, translate it into Chinese and write your
version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.