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 therewill 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 I with a single line through the centre.
1. A.She is impatient to learn computer programming.
B.She is unaware her operation system is outdated.
C.She is unable to use the new computer program.
D. She is amazed at the fast change of technology.
2.A.He has long been fed up with traveling.
B.He prefers to stay home for the holiday.
C.He is going out of town for a couple of days.
D. He is annoyed by the heavy traffic downtown.
3.A.The challenges facing East Asia.
B.The location for their new office.
C.Their expansion into the overseas market
D. The living expenses in Tokyo and Singapore.
4. A.A number of cell phones were found after the last show.
B.The woman forgot where she had left her cell phone.
C.The woman was very pleased to find her cell phone.
D. Reserved tickets could be picked up at the ticket counter.
5.A.The building materials will be delivered soon.
B.The project is being held up by bad weather.
C.The construction schedule may not be met.
D. Qualified carpenters are not easy to find.
6.A.She is getting very forgetful these days.
B.She does not hold on to bitter feelings.
C.She resents the way she is treated.
D. She never intends to hurt anyone.
7.A.The man wants to rent a small apartment.
B.The woman has trouble getting a mortgage.
C.The woman is moving to a foreign country.
D.The man is trying to sell the woman a house.
8. A.They are writing a story for the Morning News.
B.They are facing great challenges to get re-elected.
C.They are launching a campaign to attract women voters.
D.They are conducting a survey among the women in town.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9.A.Touch his heart.
B.Make him cry.
C.Remind him of his life.
D.Make him feel young.
10. A.He is good at singing operas.
B.He enjoys complicated music:
C.He can sing any song if he likes it.
D.He loves country music in particular.
11.A.Go to a bar and drink for hours.
B.Go to an isolated place to sing blues.
C.Go to see a performance in a concert hall.
D.Go to work and wrap himself up in music.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.A.How he became an announcer.
B.How he writes news stories.
C.How he makes his living.
D.How he does his job.
13.A.They write the first version of news stories.
B.They gather news stories on the spot.
C.They polish incoming news stories.
D.They write comments on major news stories.
14. A.Reading through the news stories in a given period of time.
B.Having little time to read the news before going on the air.
C.Having to change the tone of his voice from time to time.
D.Getting all the words and phrases pronounced correctly.
15.A.It shows where advertisements come in.
B.It gives a signal for him to slow down.
C.It alerts him to something important.
D.It serves as a reminder of sad news.
Section B
Directions : In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both 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 I with a single line through the centre.
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A.It gives pleasure to both adults and children.
B.It is often carried around by small children.
C.It can be found in many parts of the world.
D.It was invented by an American Indian.
17. A.They were made for earning a living.
B.They were delicate geometric figures.
C.They were small circus figures made of wire.
D.They were collected by a number of museums.
18.A.In art.
B.In geometry.
C.In engineering.
D.In circus performance.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A.They offer students a wide variety of courses.
B.They attract students from all over the world.
C.They admit more students than they can handle.
D.They have trouble dealing with overseas students.
20. A.Everyone will benefit from education sooner or later.
B.A good education contributes to the prosperity of a nation.
C.A good education is necessary for one to climb the social ladder.
D.Everyone has a right to an education appropriate to his potential.
21. A.He likes students with high motivation.
B.He enjoys teaching intelligent students.
C.He tailors his teaching to students’ needs.
D.He treats all his students in a fair manner.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A.It is mostly imported from the Middle East.
B.It is a sure indicator of its economic activity.
C.It has a direct impact on the international oil market.
D.It equals more than 30 million barrels of oil each day.
23. A.It eventually turns into heat.
B.It is used in a variety of forms.
C.Its use is chiefly responsible for air pollution.
D.Part of it is lost in the process of transmission.
24.A.When it is used in rural areas.
B.When it is environment-friendly.
C.When it operates at near capacity.
D.When it operates at regular times.
25.A.Traffic jams in cities.
B.Inefficient use of energy.
C.Fuel shortage.
D.Global warming.
Section C
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 its 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.
Graphics are used in textbooks as part of the language of the discipline, as in math or economics, or as study aids. Authors use graphic aids to(26)and expand on concepts taken up in the text because graphics are yet another way of portraying relationships and(27)connections.
Graphics are used extensively in natural sciences and social sciences. Social scientists work with statistics(28)data, and the best way to present these statistics is often in graphic form. Graphics are included- not merely as a means of making the information easier for the student to grasp, but as an integral part of the way social scientists think. Many textbooks,(29)those in economics, contain
appendixes that provide specific information on reading and working with graphic material.
Make it a practice to(30)attentively the titles, captions, headings, and other material connected with graphics. These elements(31)and usually explain what you are looking at. When you are examining graphics, the(32)questions to ask are (a.)What is this item about? and (b.)What key idea is the author(33)?
One warning: Unless you integrate your reading of graphics with the text, you may make a wrong assumption.(34), from a chart indicating that 33 percent of firstborn children in a research sample did not feel close to their fathers, you might assume that some dreadful influence was at work on the firstborn children. However, a careful reading of the text(35)that most of the firstborn children in the sample were from single-parent homes in which the father was absent.



2. B.四个选项均是以He开头的句子,通过选项中出现的traveling,holiday,traffic可以判断该对话与男士的假期出行有关。
3. B.四个选项均为名词词组,故推测该题考查对话谈论的主要内容。通过选项中出现的地名East Asia, Tokyo and Singapore 以及 office, market 可以判断对话与贸易市场有关。
4. A.前三个选项均含有cell phone(S);再结合选项B)、C)中的left,find可以推测,对话和女士丢手机有关;只有选项D)没有提到手机,因此成为答案的几率很小,但是其中提到的地点——售票处——应该与丢手机有关。
5.C.四个选项均为句子,且主语各不相同,因此本题考查对话的综合内容。building和construction与建筑相关,held up(耽搁)和schedule与时间相关,再结合bad weather和not be met这类消极方面的词汇,可推测对话内容与建筑工程未能按时完工有关。
6. B.四个选项均是以She开头的句子,故该题考查与女士相关的信息;同时选项中出现了bitter feelings,treated,hurt,故推测对话与某人的情感受到伤害有关;此外,not,never的出现提示考生应注意听取表示否定的内容。
7. D.四个选项的主语两个是woman,两个是man,因此推测该题考查对话双方的综合信息;选项中出现了mortgage“抵押贷款”.通常是买房时用到,再结合rent,apartment,sell,house等词可推测,该对话与买卖房屋或者租房有关。
8. C.四个选项均为They are V-ing形式的句子,故推测该题考查对话双方正在做的事情;选项B)、C)中出现了re.elected,campaign,voters等词,可推测对话与选举有关,选项C)、D)出现了women一词,可推测该选举活动与女性有关。
9.What does Charles say songs call do when he sings them?
详解:四个选项均是动词词组,读题时要选取主要词汇,如Touch…heart,Make…cry,feel young等,都是关于音乐给人带来影响的词汇,因此本题考查音乐给男士带来的影响。对话中男士提到他现在岁数大了,已经过了因为音乐而哭泣的年龄,但是音乐仍能让他感动,get through to me在这里意为“打动我”,故答案为A。
10.What does Charles say about himself as a singer?
详解:四个选项均是句子,出现了enjoys,likes,loves等表示喜好的词汇,其中operas和country music分属不同种类的音乐,故推测该题考查男士喜欢演唱的音乐类型。对话中男士提到如果他喜欢某种音乐,他就可以唱,不喜欢就不唱。故答案为C)。
11.研Iat would Charles do when his personal life is hurting?
详解:四个选项均是以Go t0开头的词组,bar,place,concert hall是地点词汇,to sing,to see,to work是动作词汇,因此推断本题考查男士去某处做某事的具体内容。对话中男士指出如果个人生活中遇到失意的事情,他会去工作,全身心投入到(wrap myself up)音乐中去,音乐就会取代(take over)不开心的事,酒吧喝酒只是男士做的一个类比,故答案为D。
12.what does the woman want to know about the man?
详解:四个选项均是以“How he+动词”开头,an announcer,livin9,job都与工作有关,故推测该题与男士的工作相关。对话中,女士问男士的工作具体是做什么的以及要做哪些准备工作,也就是在问他的工作是怎么进行的,故答案为D)。
13.What does the man say news—subs do?
详解:四个选项均是以“They+d0”开头的句子,每句话中均出现了news stories,因此本题考查他们对新闻故事做了什么处理:写、收集、润色还是评论?注意They肯定是对话中提到的某一类人。对话中男士解释了news.subs的职责,说他们 是副编辑,有新闻故事的时候,由他们进行编写,然后稿子才会转到高级责编和助理编辑手中做进一步处理,也就是说他们是新闻稿件的初稿撰写人,故答案为A)。
14.What does the mall say is a big challenge for him?
15. What role does the man say his small cross place?
详解:四个选项均是以It开头的句子,选项B)、C)的谓语动词后均出现了宾语9ives…him,alerts him,故推测It是在协助男士做某事,故本题可能考查It对男士的作用。对话中男士表示他会用小叉号标记悲伤的新闻故事,故答案为D)。
16. What does the speaker say about a mobile?
17. What do we learn about many of Alexander Calder’s early artworks?
18. Where does Alexander Calder’s real passion lie?
19. What does the speaker say about the America’s universities?
详解:四个选项均是以They开头的句子,宾语都是students,根据A)中的0ffer…courses可推测They指的可能是学校;代入B)选项也成立;因此该题考查的是某些学校的学生情况。短文中指出“尽管这些大学也存在着一些问题,去年美国的3500所大学吸引了来自全球l93个国家的50多万名学生”,be flooded with意为“充斥”,暗指学生如潮水般涌入美国大学,也就是说,美国大学吸引了来自世界各地的学生。短文中的troubles并非指学生太多或学校无法应付,因此选项C)、D)可以排除,故答案为B)。
20. What is Americans’ view on education according to Professor Marven Breselor?
详解:四个选项中出现了Everyone,benefit,good education contributes,因此推测该题考查的是优秀教育的意义及其与个人的关系。短文中马文·布莱斯勒教授明确提出“每个人都有权利接受与自己潜能相匹配的教育,这个概念是高度民主和善意的标准”,故答案为D。
21. What do we learn from Professor Christopher Rakes’ remark?
详解:四个选项均是以He开头的句子,his students表明He是一位老师,结合likes,enjoys这些积极的词汇可推测,该题与这位教师的优秀教学有关。在短文最后,克里斯特弗·瑞克斯教授指出“我不反对精英主义,但是我碰巧喜欢教那些学习欲望更加强烈的人”,即他喜欢学习动力强的学生,故答案为A。
22. What does the speaker say about energy used in the United States?
23. What do scientists say about energy contained in fuel?
详解:四个选项均是与it相关的句子,其中还出现了turns into heat,air pollution之类的词,可猜测it肯定与能源有关系。短文中提到,燃料里所含的全部能源迟早都会变成热量,故答案为A。
24. When does mass transit prove superior to private vehicles?
26. illustrate比空前面是to,需要填入动词原形,构成不定式,与后面的动词原形expand并列,而且习型,也可以推断此处应该填人一个动词原形。illustrate意为“用(事例、图画)说明”。
27.此空前面是表示并列的and,后面是一个名词,因此应该填入一个动名词与前面的 clarifying portraying relationships陶成并列形式,共同作为介词of后面的补足语。clarifying意为“说明,澄清”。
28. derived from此空前面是完整的一句话,并以一个名词结束,后面and…又是一个完整的句子,因此该空以及其后的data应该是第一个分句中的从属部分;该句句意为“由数据而来的统计数字”,注意应该填入过去分词作后置定语。derived from意为“源自,取自”。
29. particularly 此空前面的Many textbooks和后面的those in economics是同位语,因此该空应该填入一个不影响句子成分和意义的副词。particularly意为“尤其是”。
30. preview 此空前面是动词不定式的标志词t0,后面是副词,因此应该填人一个动词原形。整句话的意思是“要养成习惯,先仔细阅读图表的题目、说明文字、标题以及与图表相关的资料”。preview意为“预览”。
31. set the stage此空前面是复数主语,后面是并列连词and以及一个动词原形,因此该空要填入谓语动词;这句话的意思是说“这些要素可以帮助你建立对图表初步的理解”。Set the stage意为“做准备,打基础”。
32. principal 此空前面是定冠词the,后面是复数名词questions,因此应该填人一个形容词作定语。
33. Communicating
此空前面的What key idea is the author是一个间接引语从句,该空需要填入从句的谓语动词,此句为现在进行时,因此需要填入V-ing形式。communicatin9意为“交流,传达”。
34. For instance此空后面句子完整,因此需要填入副词或者介词短语作状语;注意句子首字母需要大写。For instance意为“例如”。
35. reveals此空的前面为名词词组,后面是that引导的从句,因此需要填人谓语动词;主语为单数,根据主谓一致原则,谓语应为第三人称单数形式。reveals意为“揭露”。