Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Each conversation and question will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four suggested answers marked A), B), C), and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.
1. A) Get a good night's sleep so he'll feel better.
B) Take the exam once more.
C) Go out to see a movie.
D) Stay in a cinema for a night.
2. A) She needs a new raincoat or umbrella.
B) It will probably rain tomorrow.
C) She doesn't know what the weather will be like tomorrow.
D) She doesn't know where the man put his raincoat or umbrella.
3.A) He already took a picture of the flowers.
B) He doesn't know how to use the camera.
C) He doesn't think the flowers are beautiful.
D) He does not have any more film left.
4.A) They are going to have some milk for lunch.
B) They will probably quarrel because they are both angry.
C) They are going to breakfast soon.
D) They are going to lunch soon.
5.A) Go to the library. B) Get some exercise.
C) Go to see a film. D) Do homework in school.
6. A) Where John will meet her.
B) What the topic of the meeting is.
C) What John is wearing.
D) Where the meeting is being held.
7.A) She didn't clean the dorm.
B) Her dorm is messy.
C) She will help the man clean his dorm.
D) She cleaned the library.
8.A) Jack is likely to help.
B) Jack doesn't know a lot about the problem.
C) The man has already asked Jack for help.
D) Jack was the last one who could solve the problem.
9.A) It will snow much later in the week.
B) It will probably snow.
C) She needs to listen to the weather forecast.
D) The weather forecasters always make mistakes.
10. A) In the laundry.
B) In the tailor's.
C) In the department store. D) At home.
Directions: In this section you will hear a passage three times. During the first reading you should listen carefully for a general idea of the whole passage. Then listen to the passage again. When the first part of the passage is being read, you should fill in the missing word during the pause at each blank. After listening to the second part of the passage you are required to write down the main points according to what you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read the third time you can check what you have heard.
Television now plays such an important part in so many people's lives that it is ___11___ for us to try to decide whether is a ___12___ or a curse. Obviously television has both ___13___ and disadvantages. But do the former ___14___ the latter?
In the first place, television is not only a convenient source of entertainment,
but also a ___15___ cheap one. They just sit comfortably at home and enjoy ___16___ series of programmes rather than to go out in search of ___17___ elsewhere. Some people, however, maintain that this is precisely where the danger lies. _____ _______18_____ __ _____ _______________ Secondly, television keeps one informed about current events
, allows one to follow the latest developments in science and politics. Yet here again there is a danger. The television screen itself has a terrible, almost physical fascination for us.______ ____ _____19____ _____ _____ _____ _______.
There are many other arguments for and against television. The poor quality of i
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