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                                              Test 1
Section A
11. A) The man is out of shape.
    B) The man doesn’t need a new racket.
    C) The man also needs new tennis shoes.
    D) The man spent too much on his tennis shoes.
12. A) She prefers chemistry.             B) She hasn’t got a partner yet.
    C) She is too tired of chemistry.      D) She is too busy to work on her chemistry.
13. A) Customer and waitress.              B)Teacher and student.
    C) Boss and secretary.                 D) Lawyer and client.
14. A) He was satisfied with the service on the ship.
    B) It was the first time he had been abroad.
    C) He had never been on a warship.
    D) He has been on the warship before.
15. A)He is confident. B) He is worried. C) He is bored. D) He is angry.
16. A)The woman offered to help the man find his box.          B) The man doesn’t know where to go.
    C)The woman will buy the man’s lunch for him.           D)The woman will give the man a treatment.
17. A) It’s enjoyable. B) It’s terrific. C) It’s too modern. D) It’s old-fashioned.
18. A) Near the stairs.                  B)On the platform.
    C) At the ticket office.            D) At the infomation desk.
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) In a college bookstore. B) In a lecture hall. C) In a library. D) In a domp3itory.
20. A) English.                                    B) Biology.
    C) Introduction to English Literature.         D) A required course.
21. A) He lives on the 10th floor of Butler Hall.       B) He never wants to listen to students.
    C) He used to teach biology.      D) He is an excellent professor.
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
22. A) When to move.                            B) Where to live the following year.
    C) How much time to spend at home.          D) Whose house to visit.
23. A) Take some money to the housing office.
    B) Infomp3 the director of student housing in a letter.
    C) Fill out a fomp3 in the library.
    D) Maintain a high grade average.
24. A) Both live on campus.                    B) Both live off campus.
    C) The man lives on campus; the woman lives off campus.
    D) The woman lives on campus; the man lives off campus.
25. A) Grades.                                 B) Privacy.
    C) Sports.                                 D) Money.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
26. A) The importance of advertisement.                 B) The society’s great need of advertisement.
    C) The origin of advertisement.                     D) The prosperity of advertisement.



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27. A) The local governments.                           B) Their owners families.
     C) Advertisements.                                 D) The audience.
28. A) Advertising is personal.                          B) Advertisements are convincing.
     C) Advertisements are unreliable.                  D) Advertisements are misleading.
Passage Two
Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
29. A) The games shouldn’t be held in Salt Lake City.
     B) The games have met their environmental goals.
     C) The games did little to protect the environment.
     D) The games have caused lasting damages to the area.
30. A) Sports competition.                            B) Cultural exchange.
     C) Economic development.                         D) Environmental protection.
31. A) Building ski jumps farther away from the city.
     B) Developing better public transportation in the city.
     C) Planting more trees around the fields.
     D) Promoting the use of cleaner energy.
Passage Three
Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
32. A) Diet.                                        B) Weight control.
     C) Aerobic exercise.                            D) Eating habits and exercise.
33. A) Nuts.                                         B) Sugar.
     C) Vegetable oil.                               D) Dairy products.
34. A) Forty or fifty minutes of exercise once a week.
     B) Twenty or thirty minutes of exercise every day.
     C) Fifteen or twenty minutes of exercise five days a week.
     D) Thirty or forty minutes of exercise three or four days a week.
35. A) Carbohydrates.                                B) Indirect fat.
     C) Body fluid.                                  D) Fat.
Section C
      Today, students who want to learn English in the US have a wide choice of courses and
institutions to (36)______from. And, because the US is such a big country, they also have a huge (37)
______of locations in which to study. The US has a long (38) ______of teaching English because, (39)
______its history, the country has welcomed (40) ______from all over the world, most of whom have
needed to learn English. Today, the US’s English language teaching sector is well developed and its
teachers are highly qualified and (41) ______American universities and colleges welcome many
thousands of (42) ______students each year, who (43) ______on degree or post graduate courses. (44)
___________________________________________. These courses are called Intensive English
Language Progmp3s and (45) ________________________. In addition to language tuition, Intensive
English Language Programs give students (46)____________________________________________.

                                      TEST 3
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minute)
Section A
1. A) Get some change from Jane.       B) Use the woman's phone.
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   C) Go to look for a pay phone.     D) Pay for the phone call.
2. A) It's not raining as hard now.   B) The rain has just begun.


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   C) It only rained a little bit.                   D) It's raining too hard to go out.
3. A) Paintbrushes.         B) Some soap.            C) A can of paint.      D) Some ink.
4. A) Send some flowers to someone                   B) Deliver a package to the hospital.
   C) Arrange some flowers.                           D) Talk to a doctor.
5. A) In Europe.             B) Here.                C) In America.           D) In Australia.
6. A) Policeman and driver.                           B) Teacher and pupil.
   C) Officer and soldier.                            D) Director and actress.
7. A) Buy her some plants and take care of them.
   B) Take care of her house while she is away.
   C) Water her plants while he is free.
   D) Water her plants while she is on holiday.
8. A) They are exciting.                             B) They are boring.
   C) They are time-consuming.                       D) They are rewarding.
Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) She is waiting for the man.                    B) She is waiting-for her mother.
   C) She is waiting for a bus. ,                     D) She is waiting for it to stop raining.
10. A) Cold.                           B) Very hot.
   C) Cooler than the weather on the day of this conversation.
   D) Drier than the weather on the day of this conversation.
11. A) Florida.                B) New York.           C) California.              D) Indiana.
12. A) Every ten minutes.                             B) At twenty to one.
   C) Every thirty minutes.                         D) Once a day.
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13. A) It is now in daily touch with nine hundred people.
   B) The volunteers have completed one million calls.
   C) It is now starting to include new comers who want to meet new friends.
   D) It has got support from all the neighbors of the old.
14. A) By a 77-year-old woman.                           B) By advertising in newspapers.
   C) By neighborhood group meetings.                  D) On television.
15. A) It is operated by federal employees.              B) It has been in operation for fifteen years.
     C) It is especially for retired officials.            D) It provides daily telephone calls.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) They take in fewer students than public schools do.
   B) They receive little or no support from public taxes.
   C) They are only open to rich families.
   D) They receive less money from their churches.
17. A) The churches.                             B) The local authorities.
   C) The state government.                     D) The private companies.
18. A) Private schools admit more students in each class.
   B) Private schools charge less than religious schools.
   C) Private schools offer better opportunities for students' development.
   D) Private schools offer a variety of programs.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.


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19. A) Pet owners are less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who do not own pets.
   B) Pet owners are at a risk of getting the same type of disease their pets have.
   C) Pet owners have a tendency to be isolated from people around them.
   D) Pet owners gradually develop affection towards their pets instead of their children.
20. A) Blood levels.         B) Living condition. C) Life style.              D) Blood pressure.
21. A) Different pets have different effects on people's health.
   B) A new drug which can have the same effect as pets is now available.
   C) Pets can make their owners psychologically healthy.
   D) A new breakthrough has been made in the control of heart disease.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) Once.                 B) Twice.               C) Three times.         D) Four times.
23. A) The heaviest kite.
   B) The kite with the most unusual shape.
   C) The kite that flies the highest.
   D) The funniest kite.
24. A) Only engineering students.                    B) Only the children.
   C) Any Central State University student.        D) Anyone who wants, to enter.
25. A) Saturday at the commons.
   B) Saturday on top of the Engineering Tower.
   C) Sunday at the commons.
   D) Sunday at the stadium.
Section C
      Police in London have warned people to remain cautious following the bomb attacks during
Thursday morning's rush hour on the city's transport system. The attacks are (26) ______ to have
killed at least fifty people and injured around seven hundred more.
      (27) ______ on television just hours after the attacks, the British Prime Minister. Tony Blair,
promised an (28) _____ investigation by the police and security services to track down those
(29)______. Mr. Blair also said he knew those behind the attacks had acted in the name of Islam but
he (30) ______ that the overwhelming majority of Muslims abhorred (憎恨) the (31) ______ as
much as he did.
      The first attack came just before nine in the morning on a train close to the main station in the
city's financial (32) _____; minutes later the worst incident occurred: a bomb (33) ______in a deep
underground line, killing more than twenty people. (34) ____throwing debris (破片) onto a nearby
track and involving a further two trains. The fourth explosion ripped the roof off a bus.(35)
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                                                TEST 4
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) Robert deserves her thanks for his help.
   B) Robert didn't help much with the project.
  C) She finished her project before Robert finished his.
  D) She and Robert hadn't finished planning their project yet.
2. A) How long he'll be in Montreal,


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   B) How he plans to travel to Montreal.
   C) What form of transportation he'll use there.
   D) What other cities he's planning to visit.
3. A) Librarian and student.                           B) Boss and secretary.
   C) Operator and caller.                           D) Customer and repairman.
4. A) He finds the presentation hard to follow.
   B) He considers the presentation very dull.
   C) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.
   D) He speaks highly of the presentation.
5. A) That he first has it repaired and then changes it with someone.
   B) That he leave it in the garage to be repaired.
   C) That he sell his car for a new one.
   D) That he keep his old car and get a new one.
6. A) In the city.                                       B) Near the train station.
  C) In the countryside.                                D) Near her workplace.
7. A) A day course.                                    B) An evening course.
  C) The choice of courses.                            D) Their part-time job.
8. A) He wrote a book about great restaurants.
   B) He always makes reservations for dinner.
   C) He read a book while he was eating dinner.
   D) He always finds good places to eat.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) Pizza.                     B) Fish.                  C) Apple pie.            D) Beef.
10. A) Because he has a test that night.
   B) Because he plans to go home for the weekend.
   C) Because he has not studied at all during the semester.
   D) Because he is helping his friend.
11. A) At six o'clock.                                    B) At six-thirty.
   C) Over the weekend.                                D) On Monday.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) Their attitudes about work.             B) Different forms of work.
   C) Importance of work for oneself.              D) Balanced life and work.
13. A) The most hopeful.                             B) The most challenging.
   C) The most creative.                            D) The most enjoyable.
14. A) His negative attitude towards work.
   B) His unwillingness to do something for others.
   C) His misunderstanding about publishing work.
   D) His selfishness in doing things.
15. A) .The work is worth doing if it is challenging and competitive.
   B) The work should be very creative leading to a wonder.
   C) One should 'find satisfaction in his work if it is necessary.
   D) One should like his work and stick to it as long as he takes it.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) To be excused.                   B) To be a free man in the prison.


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   C) To be helped out of the prison.              D) To explain the mistakes he had made.
17. A) Taking the key from the guard secretly.
   B) Killing the guard to take the key.
   C) Waking the guard up to ask for his help.
   D) Stealing the gun from the guard.
18. A) Getting some food for the guard.             B) Opening the door from the outside.
   C) Getting the key and opening the door. D) Escaping from the prison.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) The computer expert systems.           B) The shortage of experts in the countryside.
   C) The way to use the medical expert system.
   D) The shortage of many things in developing countries.
20. A) A system that is used to train doctors.
   B) A group of experts who can provide professional advice.
   C) A system that trains computer experts.
   D) A computer program that can provide professional advice.
21. A) It is not easy to see the shortage of experts in villages.
   B) Many doctors and engineers have been sent to the countryside to solve problems.
   C) Computer expert systems are widely used in developing countries.
   D) Expert systems are owned by wealthy farmers and businessmen.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) The prison gates are always open.            B) Its prisoners can work outside.
   C) The prison has no armed guard.               D) The prison is open to the public.
23. A) The prisoners are provided with jobs on release.
   B) Its prisoners are seldom made to work overtime.
   C) It is run on the principle of trusting prisoners.
   D) It has no security measures.
24. A) One year.                                         B) Two years.
   C) Thirteen years.                                 D) Fourteen years.
25. A) Doubtful.             B) Positive.               C) Critical.             D) Indifferent.
Section C
     The World Trade Organization (WTO), created on January 1, 1995, is responsible for
encouraging international trade to (26) ______ as freely as possible and (27) ___ that its
trade agreements are respected and will settle any disputes.
     In the five years since its (28) ______, the WTO has emerged as one of the world's most
(29)_____ economic organizations and taken its place (30) _____ the World Bank and
International (31) _____ Fund.
     The systems of global rules for the international trading system however, (32)_____back
half a century to 1948 when the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was
(33)______ in the aftermath of World War II. As time went by» it became clear that (34)


After seven years of trade talks ending in 1994—the so-called Uruguay Round finally gave birth to
the WTO. (35) ___________________________
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                                                    TEST 5
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) He is afraid he won't be chosen for the trip.
   B) The boss has not decided where to go.
   C) Such a trip is necessary for the company.
   D) It's not certain whether the trip will take place.
2. A) He was late for school on the first day.                  B) He had a funny face,
   C) He was the first person she met at school.              D) He liked to show off in class.
3. A) Prepared a meal.                                           B) Went to a wedding.
   C) Shopped for groceries.                                    D) Worked in a garden.
4. A) The post office. B) Monroe Street.             C) The courthouse. D) Fourth Avenue.
5. A) She made mistakes because she rushed. B) Her mistakes weren't serious.
   C) She must hurry to the laboratory.               D) Her work in the laboratory isn't finished.
6. A) To make the woman angry.                         B) To please the man's mother.
   C) David is the man's good friend.                D) David is good at carrying on conversations.
7. A) He must meet his teacher.                       B) He must attend a class.
   C) He must go out with his girlfriend.            D) He must stay at school to finish his homework.
8. A) Having an interview.                               B) Filling out a form.
  C) Talking with his friend.                           D) Asking for information.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) How to learn to find information on the Internet.
      B) How to use search engines like Google.
     C) Where to find this year's Oscar winners.
     D) Google, the fastest and smartest search engine.
10. A) To locate as many sources as possible.
     B) To find the exact idea you want to research.
     C) To type in the correct names and years.
     D) To use the very specific key word.
11. A) The Oscar winners of last year.           B) The nominated foreign language films.
     C) This year's Oscar winners.                 D) The nominees, the best movies and stars.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) Asking about her holiday plan.          B) Inquiring about some places of interest,
   C) Offering some information about a museum.
   D) Answering some questions about a historical site.
13. A) 35 yuan.            B) 25 yuan.                C) 15 yuan.            D) 10 yuan.
14. A) Because she is a collector of ancient products.
   B) Because she likes to read about ancient history.
   C) Because the museum will teach a lot to her child.
   D) Because her child feel curious about masks.
15. A) Spring.             B) Summer.           , . C) Autumn.              D) Winter.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) He wanted to find a place to read his papers.
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   C) He felt thirsty and wanted some coffee.
   D) He went there to meet his friends.
17. A) Toys for children.                            B) Important documents.
   C) Food and coffee.                             D) Clothes and scientific papers.
18. A) The woman took his case on purpose.
   B) All his papers had been stolen.
   C) He had taken the woman's case.
   D) The woman played a joke on him.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) His eyesight was too poor.                   B) He has to work to support himself.
   C) Physics was too hard for him.                 D) He didn't like physics any more.
20. A) He wanted to travel.                        B) He found his job boring.
    C) He was not qualified to be an engineer.
    D) He was not happy with the new director.
21. A) He wanted to go to Spain.                   B) He wanted to work with his friend.
     C) He enjoyed traveling around the world.
     D) He was rejected by the engineering firm.
22. A) The owner of the school promised him a good position.
   B) He could earn more as a teacher than as a travel agent. .
   C) He wanted to earn more to support his family.              D) He enjoyed
teaching English.
Passage Three
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A) People knew of Fly Spy in the past.
   B) A very small radio station is placed in the body of each spy.
   C) It is easy for people to discover a fly spy.
   D) These spies are sent flying everywhere in the world.
24. A) For scouting.                                   B) For collecting rubbish.
   C) For amusement.                                  D) For collecting people's secrets.
25. A) Two square meters.                             B) Two square millimeters.
   C) Less than two square millimeters.            D) Twice the size of two square millimeters.
Section C
     Honesty is one of the best virtues. It. is also one of the most important and (26) ______
personal qualities that people should build, because honesty can bring you (27)              and
respect from others. An honest person can (28) _____ real friendship. He can also be (29)
______ with responsibility, which is (30) ______ to his success and happiness.
     An honest student should (31) ______ all himself to his studies, showing humiliation
before knowledge. An honest businessman may win over more and more customers through being
true to the customers in (32) _____ competitions. In (33) ______, a student who cheats in
examinations may be caught on the spot and destroy his own reputation. A businessman may lose
his customers and even markets (34) ___________________________________                          __

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all can" be attributed to deception and dishonesty. Remember, (36)
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                                                 TEST 6
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) They don't know how to get to Mike's home.            B) They are discussing when to meet again.
   C) They will go to Mike's birthday party.             D) They went to the same party some time ago.
2. A) He played his part quite well.                      B) He was not dramatic enough.
   C) He performed better than the secretary.            D) He exaggerated his part.
3. A) The electricity has gone off.                       B) He didn't understand the manual.
   C) He couldn't find the manual.                        D) The printer is out of order.
4. A) Make an important discovery.                         B) Perform an experiment with penicillin.
   C) Study something other than biology.                  D) Discover a substitute for penicillin.
5. A) Professor Dixon asked his students to wait outside.
   B) The weather isn't very good today.
   C) Professor Dixon's class is meeting outside today.
   D) The class was suddenly canceled.
6. A) He hasn't seen many operas.                       B) The tickets for the opera don't cost much.
   C) He didn't attend the opera yesterday.             D) The opera wasn't as good as others.
7. A) Listen to music.                               B) Address a letter
   C) Get his hair cut.                              D) Send a package.
8. A) Tom survived the accident.                     B) Tom was killed in the accident.
   C) Someone saved Tom's life-                      D) It did little damage to Tom’s car.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard
9. A) $35.                 B) $50.               C) $100.                 D) §250.
10. A) To secure a two-bedroom apartment.        B) To renew a six-month lease.
     C) To pay for a dishwasher.                    D) To cover property damage.
11. A) For a week.        B) For two weeks. C) For three weeks. D) For a month.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) In the library on campus.                   B) In a classroom.
   C) In the professor's office.                  D) In the corridor between classes.
13. A) Two weeks.          B) Four weeks.         C) Six weeks.             D) Eight weeks.
14. A) The professor believes that the student's work was not completely her own.
   B) The professor believes that the student's work is inferior to that of the other students.
   C) The professor believes that the student's project is incomplete.
   D) The professor believes that the student should discuss her project at the faculty meeting.
15. A) Write a report.                              B) Revise his project.
   C) Take an examination.                         D) Give a talk to the class.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) A researcher.                                   B) A college professor.
    C) A technician.                                    D) A writer.
17. A) The book was outdated.
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   C) The book was praised by critics.
   D) The book became more popular than her other books.
18. A) The book is an attack on the use of chemical preservations in food.
   B) The book is a discussion of the hazards insects bring to the food supply.
   C) The book is a warning about the dangers of misusing insecticides.
   D) The book is an illustration of the benefits of the chemical industry.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) Because it takes too long to process all the applications.
   B) Because its resources are limited.
   C) Because it is a library for special purposes.
   D) Because there is a shortage of staff.
20. A) Discard his application form.                B) Forbid him to borrow any items.
   C) Cancel his video card.                   D) Ask him to apply again
21. A) One month.          B) One week             C) Two weeks.          D) Two months.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) The long distance between his hometown and New York.
   B) His criminal record.
   C) The high unemployment rate in New York.
   D) His unpopular character.
23. A) He wanted to be put in prison again. B) He needed the money to support his family.
   C) He hated the barber there.               D) He wanted to make himself well known.
24. A) He went directly to the police station. B) He drove out of the town and tried to escape.
   C) He waited for the police to arrest him.       D) He argued with the police angrily.
25. A) Mr. Spears enjoyed living in prison.
   B) Mr. Spears was known as a greedy man in his community.
   C) The police in New York were not very efficient.
   D) The only way for Mr. Spears to support his family was by going to prison again.
Section C
      At least five people have been killed in Haiti in flooding caused by Hurricane Dennis. The
storm is a dangerous Category Four hurricane, on a (26) ______ of one to five, with winds
higher than 200 kilometers an hour. Dennis is now (27) ______ heavy rains and high winds to
Cuba, and is expected to (28) ______ the U. S. state of Florida on Saturday and Sunday. Cuban
civil defense officials say they evacuated more than 200,000 people from southern (29)_____
areas as Dennis approached. Cuban President Fidel Castro warned Cubans to expect major
damage from the storm.
      Dennis caused heavy flooding in Jamaica, but (30) ______ the island a direct hit. Many
areas of Jamaica are (31) ______ power, and remain cut off from authorities trying to
determine(32) ______ damage the storm caused. Flooding in (33) ______ deforested Haiti
swept away roads and bridges, cutting off towns and cities in .the southern part of the
country.(34) _____________________________________
___________The Atlantic and Caribbean hurricane season begins on June 1 and ends
November 30.
      In Florida, Governor Jeb Bush (35) ____________




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                                                  TEST 7
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) She can't put up with the noise. B) She wants to save money to buy a piano.
   C) The present apartment is too expensive. D) She has found a job a neighboring area.
2. A) His injury kept him at home.                 B) He didn't think it necessary.
   C) He was too weak to see the doctor.           D) He failed to make an appointment.
3. A) She may telephone Arthur.                   B) Perhaps rehearsal should be canceled,
   C) She can't practice any other evening.       D) Rehearsal has already been postponed.
4. A) He will review 3 more lessons.               B) He will go over the 12 lessons.
   C) He will study the other 5 lessons.          D) He will study all the 15 lessons.
5. A) Encouraged.                                 B) Indifferent.
   C) Insulted.                                   D) Responsible.
6. A) Looking for a young lady.                   B) Looking for her wristwatch.
   C) Looking for a man wearing a wristwatch.           D) Looking for a young gentleman.
7. A) The pear.            B) The weather. C) The cold. D) The seafood.
8. A) At a cigarette store. B) At a bus station. C) At a gas station. D) At Aunt Mary's.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) Soured milk.                                    B) Traps of advertising.
   C) Sales at T Marl.                               D) A careless purchase.
10. A) Late Sunday evening.                           B) Early Saturday morning.
    C) Late Saturday evening.                        D) Early Sunday morning.
11. A) Because the milk she bought at a discount would expire soon.
     B) Because she did not save 50% on all of the items she purchased.
     C) Because she ignored the fact the lower the prices the lower quality the products.
    D) Because she did not realize that all sales are used to cheat customers.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) The election for senator.                      B) The election for treasurer.
    C) The election for secretary.                    D) The election for president.
13. A) They're competing against each other in an election.
    B) The man is writing the woman's speech.
    C) The man is interviewing the woman.
    D) The woman is planning the man's campaign.
14. A) Make posters.                       .            B) Write a speech.
    C) Answer questions.                               D) Study chemistry.
15. A) Compare their lecture notes.                  B) Give a speech at school canteen.
    C) Prepare questions to be asked.                D) Vote in the school election.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) Because they give us a lot of fun.
   B) Because they remind us of how to live properly and happily.
   C) Because proverbs are more interesting than jokes.


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   D) Because many proverbs were written two hundred years ago.
17. A) The Chinese and Spanish languages are famous for proverbs.
   B) Franklin invented bifocal glasses.
   C) Comedians tell proverbs.
   D) Proverbs are more permanent than jokes.
18. A) Because of his famous sayings.
   B) Because he was one of the original signers of the American Constitution.
   C) Because he told many jokes.
   D) Because he invented a new kind of stove.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) What his crown was made of.                     B) Whether his crown was pure gold.
   C) Who made the crown for him.                 D) What the weight of the crown was.
20. A) When he was walking on the street.           B) When he was wearing his clothes.
   C) When he was having a bath.                   D) When he was running home.
21. A) His famous discovery.                        B) His everyday life.
   C) Friendly relations between Archimedes and the king.
   D) His hobbies.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage 'you have just heard.
22. A) Those who are themselves spoiled and self-centered.
   B) Those who expected to have several children but could only have one.
   C) Those who like to give expensive jewels to their children.
   D) Those who give birth to their only children when they are below 30.
23. A) Because their parents want them to share the family burden.
   B) Because their parents are too strict with them in their education.
   C) Because they have nobody to play with.
   D) Because their parents want them to grow up as fast as possible.
24. A) Two types of only children.              B) Parents' responsibilities
   C) The necessity of family planning.
   D) The relationship between parents and children.
25. A) They have no sisters or brothers.        B) They are overprotected by their parents.
   C) Their parents expect too much of them.
   D) Their parents often punish them for minor faults.
Section C
      Researchers in Troy, New York, have made the world's smallest brushes, with bristles
a thousand times thinner than a human hair. They're (26) ______ to sweep clean the tiny
world of nariotechnology.
      Brushes, brooms and hairy fly swats are probably among the first tools (27) ______ by
humans. (28) ______, an ancient paintbrush used by a prehistoric cave artist (29) ______
from 30,000 years ago. So it's (30) ______ that miniature versions of these should adorn the
burgeoning field of nanotechnology.
      The bristles of these new nanobrushes are made of tiny (31) _____ filaments thirty
billionths of a meter across and a few (32) ______ long. The brush handles they're attached
to are comparatively large—( 33) ______ than a human hair! The researchers have taken
microscope pictures (34) ___________________________________________particles that


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would escape any normal brush.
     The researchers also used their brushes to paint microstructures, and (35)
________________________________________________________. If the tiny tools
prove robust enough, (36)
or sweeping away unwanted crud.

                                     TEST 8
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) She has to post a letter instead.
   B) She has to turn down the man's request.
   C) She's not sure if the computer is fixed.
   D) She can't send the message right now.
2. A) Botany.               B) Mathematics.      C) Acting.               D) Astronomy.
3. A) Take a taxi.                                    B) Stay at another hotel.
   C) Ask the driver for directions.               D) Walk to the hotel.
4. A) The woman is wearing long hair now.
   B) The woman followed the man's advice.
   C) The man didn't want the woman to have her hair cut.
   D) The man didn't care if the woman had her hair cut or not.
5. A) He can teach her that program too.
   B) He owns several computers himself.
   C) He's busier than Greg right now.
   D) He taught himself that program.
6. A) Because he didn't have the time.            B) Because Marie fell ill.
   C) Because Marie doesn't like football.         D) Because he can't stand football.
7. A) He had to work overtime.                      B) He was held up in traffic.
   C)His car ran out of gas.                       D) He had a traffic accident.
8. A) He shows great enthusiasm for his studies.
   B) He is a very versatile person.
   C) He has no talent for tennis.
   D) He does not study hard enough.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) At 2:15 p.m.        B) At 11 ;00 a. m.   C) At 2 :00. p. m.     D) At 1:45 p.m.
10. A) One.                 B) Two.              C) Three.               D) Four.
11. A) That she has taken this trip before.
   B) That she does not like to travel.
   C)That she is traveling with a friend.
   D) That she will take the bus again this month.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) Two.                  B) Three.              C) Five.                   D) Seventeen.
13. A) A driver's license.                          B) A permission slip.
     C) A registration card.                         D) Nothing.
 14. A) Next quarter.                               B) Friday at nine o'clock.
     C) Friday afternoon.                           D) Later the same day.



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15. A) That he is majoring in mathematics.
   B) That he has never taken a chemistry course.
   C) That he is a freshman.
   D) That he does not like his advisor.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to IS are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) From his friend.                               B) From the theater.
   C) From a charity organization.                 D) From an unknown source.
17. A) Her husband was taking her out to the theater.
   B) Her husband had helped her get a job.
   C) Her husband was going to buy her some nice gifts.
   D) Her husband had found his lost briefcase.
18. A) He had lost the tickets for the theater.
   B) He had lost his briefcase.
   C) He had left his briefcase at home.
   D) He had left the tickets in the office.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) It grows easily in various conditions. B) It gives higher yields than other grain crops.
   C) It is delicious but inexpensive.           D) It can be cooked in many ways.
20. A) Tomato juice.        B) Chocolate beans. C) Sweet corn.              D) Fried potatoes.
21. A) They brought great wealth to Spain.
   B) They led to the discovery of America.
   C) They made native American lifestyles known.
   D) They made native American foods popular.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) 65.                    B) 35.                   C) 27.                   D) 9.
23. A) All the women tested except those volunteers.
   B) Those who were generally active.
   C) Those who had been more active than the average.
   D) Those who had suffered backaches and other discomforts.
24. A) Zero gravity.                                     B) Pains.
   C) Food and oxygen.                              D) Radiation.
25. A) Space Testing Causes Backaches in Women.
   B) Tests Show Women Suited for Space Travel.
   C) Old Women. Too, Can Travel in Space.
   D) Poor Wages for Women Space-test Volunteers.
Section C
     The former football star, Diego Maradona, has admitted publicly for the first time that he used
his hand to (26) ______ one of the most controversial goals in. the history of the international game.
     There has long been (27) ______ football rivalry between Argentina and England, but when the
two teams met in the (28) ______ finals of the 1986 World Cup, the disputed goal became one of the
most famous in the world. (29) ___ the England goalkeeper for the ball, the short and stocky
Maradona raised his left arm into the air to (30) ______ the ball into the net. Television pictures and


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photographs (31) ______ later, showed the goal to be illegal. Maradona claimed it was "the Hand of
God" which had guided the ball, not his own. Argentina went on to win 2-1 and (32) ______ lift the
World Cup. Since then the incident has irked English supporters, but (33) ______ satisfaction to
Argentine fans. (34) _______________________________________________________ Few will
be angered—(35) ___________________________________________                      The defeated
England coach, Bobby Robson, (36)

                                                  TEST 9
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) Because he was so hungry, he rushed off to eat.
    B) He found some good buys at the store.
    C) Everybody was angry at him for leaving.
    D) He was too mad to say anything when he left.
2. A) She doesn't talk very much.
    B) She doesn't really like skating.
    C) She skates a lot these days.
    D) She'd like to become a better skater.
3. A) He intends to relax for a few weeks.
    B) The final exams he took were easy.
    C) It's too early for him to make plans.
    D) He still has a couple of tests to take.
4. A) Play a tape recorder.
   C) Repair a typewriter.
  B) Take a picture.
  D) Start a car.
5. A) Sunny and warm.          B) Cold and windy.
  C) Sunny but windy.          D) Rainy and cold.
6. A) Once a week.               B) Twice a week.
  C) Three times a week.         D) Four times a week.
7. A). In New York.             B) In Boston.
   C) In Newport.               D) In Washington.
8. A) The man is planning a trip to Madison.
    B) The man has not been to Madison before.
    C)The man doesn't like Madison.
    D) The man has been to Madison before.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) She is spending the weekends.                  B) She sells bikes for her dad.
  C) She is looking for a bike.                      D) She is doing some exercise with a bike.
10. A) He wants to get a racer for sports.
     B) He wants to use it to go traveling.
     C) He wants to use it for daily transportation.
     D) He wants to use it to do some exercise.
11. A) To make sure it's the right height.           B) To get it top of the line.
     C) To be sure it's in good condition.           D) To feel comfortable.
Questions 12 to 15.are based on the conversation you have just heard.


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12. A) The man's lateness for class.           B) The topic for their class presentation.
    C) The presentations of other students. D) Their bad luck and the Murphy's Law;
13. A). Because his car was broken.             B) Because no one gave him a ride.
    C) Because it was a 30-minute bus ride.
    D) Because the bus ride was safe in bad weather.
14. A) Business.            B) Literature.         C) History.               D) Meteorology.
15. A) 60.                  B) 45.                  C) 30.                    D) 20.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) A deep, but beautiful voice.               B) Good grammar.
    C) Understanding of the audience's view points.
    D) Full information on the subject.
17. A) Confusing writing is not good writing.      B) Writing is not easy for everyone.
  C) Correct grammar is part of good writing. D) Anyone can learn to write.
18. A) His advice is still useful today            B) He knew nothing about writing.
  C) He was a popular teacher.                     D) He was born under a lucky star.
Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21'are based on the passage you have just heard.
19. A) They invited him to a party.             B) They asked him to make -a speech.
     C) They gave a special dinner for him.     D) They invited his wife to attend the dinner.
20. A) He was embarrassed.                       B) He felt greatly encouraged.
    C) He felt sad.                              D) He was deeply touched.
21. A) Sam's wife did not think that the company was ran- to Sam.
    B) Sam's wife was satisfied with the -gold watch and the dinner.
    C) Sam did not like the gold watch, but hoped for some money.
    D) The company had some financial problems.
Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
22. A) The threat of poisonous desert animals and plants.
    B) The exhaustion of energy resources.
    C) The destruction of oil wells.
    D) The spread of the black powder from the fires.
23. A) The underground oil resources have not been affected.
    B) The underground water resources have not been polluted.
    C) The oil lakes soon dried up and stopped evaporating.
    D) Most of the desert animals and plants have managed to survive.
24. A) To restore the normal production of the oil wells.
    B) To estimate the losses caused by the fires.
    C) T6 remove the oil left on the surface of the desert.
    D) To use the oil left in the oil lakes.
25. A) Burning oil will need black powder detectors.
    B) A new environmental problem will arise from burning the oil.
    C) Black powder detectors are useful machines in cleaning up the gases.
    D) Residents near the oil lakes will breathe more oil vapors.
Section C


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      India's biggest state-run oil firm recently lost out to a Chinese company in a bid to acquire.
      PetroKazakhstan—a Canadian oil company with substantial reserves in Central Asia. The deal
underlined the growing competition between the two (26) ______ and rapidly growing Asian
countries for oil and gas (27) ______ in other countries.
India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation had reportedly put in the highest bid for PetroKazakhstan in
the first round. But the deal (28) ______ in favor of China's National Petroleum Corporation, when it
improved its offer to nearly $ 4. 2 (29) ______.
       Disappointed officials from the Indian oil company say their bankers are (30) _____ their options
 to see if they will be allowed to revise their bid.
      The (31) ______ competition for PetroKazakhstan underlines the urgency with which the two
Asian giants, India and China, are trying to (32) ______ energy supplies in other countries. The two
need oil and other resources in (33) _____ amounts as their economies and populations surge.
       Recently, however, (34) ________________________________________
      After losing the PetroKazakhstan bid, India's oil minister said China and India needed to adopt a
"collaborative approach" to prevent acquisition costs from climbing higher. (35)
___________________________________________________________________________. There
have already been some signs of such cooperation. In Sudan, (36) ___________________
_______________________________________________________________.

                                               TEST 10
Part I Listening Comprehension (35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) She will do anything but play golf.          B) She seldom wants to do anything.
   C) She never plays, but she'd like to.          D) She is an enthusiastic golfer.
2. A) She finds reading poetry rewarding.          B) She made some beautiful pottery.
   C) She wrote some award-winning poems.         D) She is now writing for a newspaper.
3. A) They were inexpensive.                       B) He's going to give them away.
   C) They were free.                               D) He has to return them soon.
4. A) He isn't going out today.                     B) The wind is dying down.
   C) The thinks today is Wednesday.                D) The wind is strong today.
5. A) Go over the list.                            B) Do some shopping.
   C) List everything her friend needs.            D) Go for an outing.
6. A) Find a larger room.                         B) Buy two bookshelves.
   C) Sell the old table.                         D) Rearrange some furniture.
7. A) He is in Europe to see his mother.
   B) He is on a European tour with his mother. •
   C) He is at home on sick leave.
   D) He is attending his sick mother at home.
8. A) A guest and a receptionist.                 B) A passenger and an air hostess.
    C) A customer and a shop assistant.           D) A guest and a waitress.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) In a dentist's office.                         B) In a drugstore.
   C) In a hospital.                                   D) In a doctor's office.
10. A) To tell .him that the woman would meet him at his office.
   B) To ask him for an appointment.
   C) To ask him what time the woman's appointment was.


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   D).To get a prescription for the woman.
11. A) The woman had a toothache.
    B) She wanted to buy some aspirin.
    C) She was a regular patient of Dr. Williams.
    D) Dr. Williams was very busy.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) Final exams.                                    B) A history class.
    C) A summer tour.                                  D) Term papers.
13. A) His parents will take her to Gettysburg.
    B) He has been to Gettysburg several times.
    C) He has to go to Gettysburg for his history class.
    D) He has never been to Gettysburg until now.
14. A) Why he needed to go to Gettysburg.
    B) What places his parents took him to that summer.
    C) What he saw at Gettysburg last time.
    D) Why they failed to go to Gettysburg.
15. A) It is a place with historical significance.
    B) It is only a few hours drive from their city.
    C) Children need to go there for history education.
    D) It should be the first choice for summer tours.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) Chemicals.          B) Vapor.                C) Water.                  D) Gas.
17. A) By passing steam over dry ice.            B) By turning ordinary ice into steam.
    C) By melting dry ice.                        D) By mixing dry ice with ordinary ice.
18. A) It takes a longer time to melt.               B) It is lighter to carry.
  C) It is cleaner to use than ordinary ice.        D) It is not so cold as ordinary ice.
19. A) In the 1920's.      B) In the 1930's.        C) In the 1940's.         D) In the 1950's.
Passage Two
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
20. A) The silk T-shirt in white color.
    B) The cotton T-shirt with a slogan or picture.
    C) The nylon T-shirt worn on playground.
    D) The wool T-shirt worn for work.
21. A) T-shirts feel soft and wash well.
    B) T-shirts are smart and comfortable.
    C) T-shirts go well with trousers.
    D) T-shirts are suitable for evening wear.
22. A) New technology is being employed.
    B) Advertisements are being widely used.
    C) New designs are being adopted.
    D) More synthetic materials are being introduced.
Passage Three
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A) Because the seaside was the best place for vacation.


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      B) Because he walks too much as a salesman.
      C) Because all the hotels were very expensive.
      D) Because he wanted to cure his hurting feet.
 24. A) Because he saw the salesman walk down to the sea without permission.
      B) Because he mistook the salesmen for a thief.
      C) Because the salesman asked-him for permission to take salt water.
      D) Because the salesman came again after lunch.
 25. A) Because it was in the afternoon.
      B) Because he had sold thousands of buckets of salt water.
      C) Because the tide had gone out.
      D) Because it was actually a swimming pool and the water had been pumped out.
Section C
     European Union and Chinese trade officials have begun talks in Beijing to revise a trade
agreement that has blocked tons of clothing from reaching European stores. The talks come just days
before the United States and China hold similar discussions on the (26) _____ of Chinese ' textiles.
 It has been only two months since European Union and Chinese trade officials agreed in Beijing to
 limit (27) _____ Chinese textile exports to Europe. Both sides hailed that (28) _____ solution as a
 breakthrough in trade relations, and the Chinese suggested it was an example for the United States to
 (29) _____.
     However, the quotas agreed to in June on Chinese (30) ______ pants, bras and other textile
 categories have already been reached. European customs officials have therefore (31) _____ the
 import of millions of dollars worth of these items. (32) _____ some European
 retailers short of goods.
      Anja Lorcher is a trade policy adviser at the Foreign Trade Association, a Brussels-based retail
  organization (33) ____in foreign trade issues. She says (34) ______________________________
  whose business will now suffer as their goods lay beyond reach.
       "They have been paid for.
  (35)____________________________________________________________________________.
she said. "Which will not be possible if nothing happens this week." China would also like to see more
of its exports on European shelves.
(36)_________________________________________________________________________.

                                                 TEST 11
Part I Listening Comprehension(35 minutes)
Section A
1. A) This is the first paper the professor has assigned.
   B) The man doesn't like the choice of topics.
   C) The professor will assign the class specific topics.
    D) The students must have the topic of their papers approved.
2. A) No, all the rooms are taken.                B) Yes, there is double room.
   C) Yes, there are some spare rooms.            D) Yes, there is a single room.
3. A) She adjusts to college life easily.
   B) It was hard for her to get into college.
   C) She no longer attends college.
   D) It doesn't take her long to get to campus.
4. A) He doesn't mind moving.


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    B) He won't move for two weeks.
    C) He'd rather not be moving.
    D) He's decided not to move.
5. A) They're always expensive.                      B) They're inexpensive now.
    C) They haven't been cleaned.                     D) There aren't any available.
6. A) She feels that he won't accept anything.
    B) She's sure he already has a pocket calculator.
    C) She thinks he has almost everything he wants.
    D) She's afraid he wants more than she can afford'.
7. A) He offered her a pencil.
    B) He was afraid of losing his pen.
   .0 He lent her his extra pen.
    D) He said he didn't have any extra ink.
8. A) To the beach.                                    B) To a play.
    C) To a movie theatre.                              D) To a restaurant.
Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) Luck and success.                                B) Gates's secret to success.
   C) Gates's college education.                      D) Gates and Microsoft.
10. A) Good luck.           B) His hard work.      C) His friend Paul. D) Good timing.
11. A) It always puts the needs of customers first.
     B) It always keeps pace with the latest development.
     C) It should put his attitudes and approaches to work.                                   f.
     D) Luck, hard work and his friendship with Paul are essential to Microsoft.
12. A) He ascribes success to his college education.
     B) He feels very sorry for not finishing college.
     C) He has no objection to his college education.
     D) He thinks it good to drop out of college in time.
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13. A) The woman's husband.
      B) The owner of the apartment.
      C) The apartment manager.
      D) The tenant who occupies the apartment now.
14. A) In a house.                                    B) In a hotel.
     C) In a two-bedroom apartment.                 D) In a three-bedroom apartment.
15. A) Because she thought the apartment was too small.
      B) Because it was the first apartment she had seen.
      C) Because her husband had not seen it.
      D) Because the rent was too high.
Section B
Passage One
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard. •
16. A) America.             B) Britain.              C) Australia.            D) Hong Kong.
17. A) A cup of tea.                                   B) A cup of coffee.
      C) A glass of water.                             D) A cup of Chinese liquor.
18. A) Because she was thirsty.
      B) Because she liked drinking.


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      C) Because she knew little about Chinese culture.
      D) Because she wanted to drink to her satisfaction.
19. A) Two cups.                                   B) One cup.
      C) Half a cup.                               D) About twelve cups.
Passage Two
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
 20. A) The crust.         B) The ground.         C) The plane.          D) The boundary.
 21. A) Two.                B) Seventy.              C) Seven.                 D) Twelve.
 22. A) The east coast of North America.
     B) The west coast of North America.
     C) The middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
     D) The middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Passage Three
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A) Watching traditional plays.                   B) Visiting the magnificent libraries.
     C) Boating on the river.                         D) Cycling in narrow streets.
24. A) There are many visitors there.              B) There are many students there.
     C) There are many old streets there.         D) There are many bicycles there.
25. A) He thinks the city is too crowded.
     B) He likes the place very much.
     C) He thinks the streets are too narrow.
     D) He admires the comfortable life of the students there.
Section C
     Britain is launching a new scheme to improve the teaching of finance in schools. Personal finance
is already part of the national curriculum in England and Wales while Scotland and North Ireland are
developing their own (26) ______. But according to the Personal Finance Education Group (PFEG),
the organization behind today's move, teachers don't always get the help they need.
      Schools like Broadwater in Surrey already use examples of (27) _____with money in lessons like
mathematics. But unlike many other schools, it's taking things a (28) further. Its teacher devised a
course where people set up their own business, part of that (29) money management.
      By 2005, it's hoped that (30) ______ school children will have had access to personal finance
lessons, something that would go down well with parents. Learning about money is already part of the
timetable- for some of the pupils at this school. But where personal finance is taught, the problem for
teachers can be getting hold of the (31) ______ material. The moment students leave school, they have
to face the (32) ______ of dealing with complicated financial forms, as well as things like credit and
(33) _____.
      The group leader at PFEG said, "(34)
______________________________________________We want them to be able to put personal
finance education examples into all different parts of their subject areas. (35)
_____________________________________________Some teachers might find it useful in their IT
lessons, whereas other teachers
(36)___________________________________________________________________________.




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