Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) To look for a job as a salesperson.
B) To have a talk with Miss Thompson.
C) To place an order for some products.
D) To complain about a faulty appliance.
10. A) The person in charge is not in the office.
B) The supplies are out of stock for the moment.
C) They failed to reach an agreement on the price.
D) The company in re-cataloging the items.
11. A) 0743,12536 extension 15. C) 0734,38750 extension 15.
B) 0734,21653 extension 51. D) 0743,62135 extension 51.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.A) Since he found a girlfriend. C) Since he began to exercise regularly.
B) Since he took to heavy smoking. D) Since he started to live on his own.
13. A) He is getting too fat. B)He doesn't eat vegetables.
B) He smokes too much. D) He doesn't look well at all.
14.A)They are overweight for their age. C) They are still in their early twenties.
B) They are respectful to their parents. D) They dislike doing physical exercise.
15. A) To quit smoking. C) To find a girlfriend.
B) To reduce his weight. D) To follow her advice.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Bath the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A),B),C)and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) They have destroyed several small towns.\
B) They will soon spread to San Francisco.
C) They have injured many residents.
D) They are burning out of control.
17. A) They have been hospitalized.
B) They have got skin problems.
C) They were chocked by the thick smoke.
D) They were poisoned by the burning chemicals.
18. A) It failed because of a sudden rocket explosion.
B) It has been re-scheduled for a midday takeoff.
C) It has been canceled due to technical problems.
D) It was delayed for eleven hours and thirty minutes.
19.A) They made frequent long-distance calls to each other.
B) They illegally used government computer in New Jersey.
C) They were found to be smarter than computer specialists.
D) They were arrested for stealing government information.
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
20.A) Peaceful. C) Generous.
C) Considerate. D) Cooperative.
21.A) Someone dumped the clothes left in the water and dryer.
B) Someone broke the washer and dryer by overloading them.
C) Mindy Lance's laundry blocked the way to the laundry room.
D) Mindy Lance threatened to take revenge on her neighbors.
22.A) Asking the neighborhood committee for help.
B) Limiting the amount of laundry for each wash.
C) Informing the building manager of the matter.
D) Installing a few more washers and dryers.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just beard.
23. A) She is both a popular and a highly respected author.
B) She is the most loved African novelist of all times.
C) She is the most influential author since the 1930's.
D) She is the first writer to focus on the fate of slaves.
24. A) The Book Critics Circle Award.
B) The Nobel prize for literature.
C) The Pulitzer prize for fiction.
D)The National Book Award.
25. A) She is a relative of Morrison's.
B) She is a slave from Africa.
C) She is a skilled storyteller.
D)She is a black woman.
Directions: In this section you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for in general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the exact words you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, You should check what you have written.
Many college students today owe personal computers that cost anywhere from $1,000 to perhaps $5,000 or more.(26) ,at is not uncommon for them to purchase(27) costing another several hundred dollars. Twenty years ago, computers were(28) , but they were very large and extremely expensive. Few, if any,(29) purchased computers for home use . Over the years, the price of the "gats"of a computer-its memory-has declined to less than a thousandth of the price per unit of memory that prevailed twenty years ago. This is the main reason why computers cost so much less today than they used to. Moreover, (30) improvements have made it possible to (31) memory circuitry that is small enough to fit into the portable personal computers that many of us own and use. (32) , as the price of computation has declined the average consumer and business have spent more on purchasing computers.
(33) , improved agricultural technology, hybrid(杂交) seeds,(34) animal breeding, and so on have vastly increased the amount of output a typical farmer can produce. The prices of goods such as meats and grains have fallen sharply relative to the prices of most other goods and services. As agricultural prices have fallen, many households have decreased their total expenses on food. Even though the(35) of a product purchased generally increases when its price falls, total expenses on it may decline.