Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and
decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the center.
A) The man hates to lend his tools to other people.
B) The man hasn’t finished working on the bookshelf.
C) The tools have already been returned to the woman.
D) The tools the man borrowed from the woman are missing.

A) Save time by using a computer.
B) Buy her own computer.
C) Borrow Martha’s computer.
D) Stay home and complete her paper.

A) He has been to Seattle many times.
B) He has chaired a lot of conferences.
C) He holds a high position in his company.
D) He lived in Seattle for many years.

A) Teacher and student. C) Manager and office worker.
B) Doctor and patient. D) Travel agent and customer.

A) She knows the guy who will give the lecture.
B) She thinks the lecture might be informative.
C) She wants to add something to her lecture.
D) She’ll finish her report this weekend.

A) An art museum. C) A college campus.
B) A beautiful park. D) An architectural exhibition.

A) The houses for sale are of poor quality.
B) The houses are too expensive for the couple to buy.
C) The housing developers provide free trips for potential buyers.
D) The man is unwilling to take a look at the houses for sale.

A) Talking about sports. C) Reading newspapers.
B) Writing up local news. D) Putting up advertisements.

Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) The benefits of strong business competition.
B) A proposal to lower the cost of production.
C) Complaints about the expense of modernization.
D) Suggestions concerning new business strategies.

A) It cost much more than its worth.
B) It should be brought up-to-date.
C) It calls for immediate repairs.
D) It can still be used for a long time.

A) The personnel manager should be fired for inefficiency.
B) A few engineers should be employed to modernize the factory.
C) The entire staff should be retrained.
D) Better-educated employees should be promoted.

A) Their competitors have long been advertising on TV.
B) TV commercials are less expensive.
C) Advertising in newspapers alone is not sufficient.
D) TV commercials attract more investments.

Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) Searching for reference material.
B) Watching a film of the 1930s’.
C) Writing a course book.
D) Looking for a job in a movie studio.

A) It’s too broad to cope with. C) It’s controversial.
B) It’s a bit outdated. D) It’s of little practical value.

A) At the end of the online catalogue.
B) At the Reference Desk.
C) In The New York Times.
D) In the Reader’s Guide to Periodical Literature.