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					Test one Part I: Listening Comprehension(15%) (20 minutes) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken twice. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause you must read the four choices marked A), B), C), D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: You will hear. You will read: A) At the office B) In the waiting room C) At the airport D) In a restaurant From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, [A]"At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center. 1. A)At the company B)At the university 2. A) At the library B) At the airport 3. A)It is just a place for tourist purpose B) It is always interesting to visit there C)She has had no trouble visiting there D)She is bored by going there again and again 4. A)Chicago B) New York 5. A) In a museum B) In a hospital 6. A)15 cents B) 10cents 7. A) Professor and student B) Doctor and patient 8. A)It is excellent B) It is better than he expected 9. A)John's word is good B)John will keep his promise 10. A)Warmer and rainier B)Cooler and more humid
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C)On his way to the office D)On his way to the university C)In the hospital D)In the zoo

C)Los Angeles D)Washington D.C C)In a classroom D)In a laboratory C)2 cents D)20cents C) Employer and worker D)Buyer and salesman C)It is not good D)It is not so bad as he thought C) John has a lot of gold D) John will not come on time C)Warmer and more humid D)Cooler and drier

Section B Directions: In this section, you will hear 2 short passage. At the end o f each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the question will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A),B),C), and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage One Questions 11 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) Because he wanted to express his deep love for her. B) Because he needed her help as he encountered dangers. C) Because his girl friend had written him a letter. D) Because his girl friend had forgotten something important. 12. A) He would write her another letter. B) He would visit his girl friend. C) He would not visit his girl friend. D) He would not write her another letter. Passage Two Question 13 to 15 are based on the passage you have just heard. 13. A) Food B)Water C)Light D)Space 14. A) They would be scattered. C) They would die at once. B) They would stay alive. D) They would fight each other. 15. A) The planting of seeds. C) The role of parent plants. B) The life of young plants. D) The scattering of seeds.

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Test two Part I: Listening Comprehension(15%) (20 minutes) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken twice. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause you must read the four choices marked A), B), C), D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: You will hear. You will read: A) At the office B) In the waiting room C) At the airport D) In a restaurant From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, [A]"At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center. 1. A) Shopkeeper and customer C) Friends B) Mother and son D) Husband and wife 2. A) at the airport B) in a bank C) at the Customs D) in a travel agency 3. A) It has a good selection of modern art prints B) It prints colorful pictures C) It designs modern art works D) It produces all sorts of prints 4. A) 5 minutes B) 15 minutes C) 45 minutes D) 50minutes 5. A) $12 B) $15 C) $18 D) $20 6. A) Because her telephone wasn't working B) Because the repairman was too busy to come C) Because her husband could fix the water heater D) Because the repairman didn't get the telephone call 7. A) She studies twice a day C) She works during the day B) She works at night D) She is busy with her paper all the time 8. A) She does not talk very much C) She is very nice B) She is not a pleasant person D) She is pleasant to talk with 9. A) She will dance with the man
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B) She will dance to classical music only C) She will not dance because she doesn't like the man D) She will not dance because she doesn't like the music 10. A) It is challenging C) He doesn't like it B) It is very easy D) He will give it up Section B Directions: In this section, you will hear 2 short passage. At the end o f each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the question will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A),B),C), and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage Questions 11 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) Features B) Sports news C) Information D) Weather reports 12. A) Local people C) Busy people B)Family members D) Businessmen Section C Spot Dictation Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. Listen carefully during the first reading. Then listen to the passage again. When it is being read the second time, you should fill in the six blanks numbered from 13a) to 15b) with the exact words or phrases you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is real for the third time, you should check what you have written. When Jones and Victoria arrived in New York for a one-year stay , they did not bring many things with them. They had planned either to live in an 13A)______ with furniture or to buy used furniture. But they soon learned about a new 15B)______ that more and more people are using. The renting of home furniture has become one of America's fastest growing business. Many kinds of people rent their home furniture14A)______ buying it. International businessmen, government officials, airline workers, young married couples, these are the people whose job or business may force them to move 14B)________ from one city or country to another. They are saved the 15A)_________ of moving their furniture each time. They simply rent new furniture when they reach their new home. Young people with little money do not want to buy cheap furniture that they will soon grow to 15B)________. They prefer to wait until they have enough money t o buy furniture they really like. Meanwhile, they find they can rent better quality furniture than they could afford to buy.

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Test three Part I: Listening Comprehension (15%) (20 minutes) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken twice. 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: You will hear: You will read: A) At the office. B) In the waiting room. C) At the airport. D) In a restaurant. From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A “At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center. 1. A) Two hours. B) More than an hour. 2. A) She forgot to come. B) She is coming later. 3. A) She went to the shopping center. B) She went to the hospital. 4. A) The professor’s B) The woman’s 5. A) Visiting her dear friends. B) Writing a term paper. 6. A) $20 B) $30 7. A) Doctor-Patient. B) Manager-Secretary. 8. A) It’s as hard as everybody says. B) It’s even harder than people say. 9. A) To a bank. B) To a concert. 10. A) At a news conference. B) At a science exhibition. Section B C) Thirty minutes. D) Less than an hour. C) She decided not to come. D) She wasn’t invited. C) She bought something for her aunt. D) She visited her doctor. C) The brother’s D) The man’s C) Preparing a weekend party. D) Doing a part-time job. C) $50 D) $100 C) Husband-Wife. D) Teacher-Student. C) It’s hard to say. D) It’s not as hard as he’d thought. C) To a café. D) To a restaurant C) Near an art museum D) Close to a paint store.
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Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. At the end of the passage, you will hear two questions. Both the passages and the questions will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C), and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage Questions 11 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) They were dug up by her son. B) They were stolen the night before. C) They were eaten up by her neighbor’s ducks. D) They were picked up by her family members. 12. A) A beautiful parcel. C) A piece of paper. B) Green vegetables. D) A fat duck.. Section C Spot Dictation Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. Listen carefully during the first reading. Then listen to the passage again. When it is being read the second time, you should fill in the six blanks numbered from 13A) to 15B) with the exact words or phrases you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. Community College understands that everyone who wants to attend college will not be able to come to campus. So, as part of the Distance Learning Program, Community College offers a series of video teleCourses to 13A) of the students who prefer , to complete coursework in their homes, at their convenience. These tele-courses are 13B) college credit classes taught on video cassette tapes by a community college professor. To 14A) for a tele-course, phone the Community College Distance Learning Program at 782-6394. The course outlines, books, and video tapes will be 14B) at the Community College bookstore. During the first week of classes, your instructor will contact you to discuss the course and answer any questions you might have about the course 15A) . Then, through the rest of the term, you can use either 800 telephone numbers of an 15B) to contact your instructor.

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Test four Part I: Listening Comprehension (15%) (20 minutes) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken twice. 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: You will hear: You will read: A) At the office. B) In the waiting room. C) At the airport. D) In a restaurant. From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely to have taken place at the office. Therefore, A “At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center. Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D] 1. A) Biscuits. B) Fruit C) Vegetables D) Meat 2. B) 13:00 B) 13:10 C) 12:30 D) 12:15. 3. A) Boss and secretary. C) Shop-assistant and customer. B) Reader and D) Professor and student. 4. A) He didn’t like the opera at all. C) He often goes for the opera. B) He disagreed with the woman. D) He enjoyed the opera very much. 5. A) An actress B) A nurse C) A waitress D) A librarian. 6. A) Getting a car insurance. C) Looking for cars. B) Visiting a company. D) Asking for new ideas. 7. A) She needs the man to show her the way. B) She can’t give the man any information. C) She knows where the museum is. D) She is surprised by the question. 8. A) $2.20 B) $4.00 C) $8.80 D) $4.40 9. A) Because she passed her physics exam. B) Because the man congratulated her. C) Because someone is happy. D) Because the man is happy.
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10. A) At a railway station. B) At a travel agency.

C) At an airport. D) At a hotel.

Section B Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. At the end of the passage, you will hear two questions. Both the passages and the questions will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C), and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage Questions 11 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) To have their hair cut anytime during the day. B) To have their hair cut during working hours. C) To have their hair cut in their own time. D) To have their hair cut once in a while. 12. A) His hair grew very fast. C) His hair grew in office hours. B) He wanted to see the barber. D) He wanted to see the manager. Section C Spot Dictation Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. Listen carefully during the first reading. Then listen to the passage again. When it is being read the second time, you should fill in the six blanks numbered from S1) to S6) with the exact words or phrases you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. Sometimes I wonder if college and I were meant for each other. These day, many people say that they think a college degree is worth only the paper it is written on. Those people may be right. My father tells me that all his friends and he have done S1) _______________without college degrees. In many ways he and they are very successful. To any-one who S2) ____________ his success by big cars, large houses, and fancy clothes, a college degree may not be worth his time. However, for my friends and me, success means something else. Every one of us wants more for his life than just S3) ___________things. Sure, thoseS4)___________ of position and power are very nice and comfortable, but against them well S5) _____________ even one finely tuned mind. So, although we may never have fancy cars and diamonds, the people Whom I S6) ______________ and I will always have our knowledge. One can lose one’s riches, but knowledge remains.

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Test five Part I: Listening Comprehension (15%) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be only spoken twice. 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 the best answer is. Then marked the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: you will hear: You will read: A) At the office B) In the waiting room C) At the airport D) In a restaurant From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely have taken place at the office. Therefore A) “At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it which a single line through the center. 1. A) Watching TV C) Listening to the radio B) Swimming the channel D) Changing the news program 2. A) 60 minutes B) 50 minutes C) 45 minutes D) 15 minutes 3. A) At a kitchen B) At a restaurant C) At a grocery D) At a tea house 4. A) Sunny B) Rainy C) Windy D) Cloudy 5. A) A dentist B. A patient C) A barber D. A cock 6. A) Neither liked it B) They both liked it C) Her mother didn’t like it, but her father did D) Her father didn’t like it, but her mother did. 7. A) Stay in the house C) Visit Fred’s family B) Go to Alice’s home D) Go to the movie 8. A) $11 B) $8 C) $5 D) $3 9. A) Buy a watch C) Go out to dinner B) Invite friends to dinner D) Write invitation 10. A) Because she is on an American tour with her mother B) Because she is at home on a sick leave C) Because she is attending her sick mother at home
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D) Because she is in American to see her mother. Section B Directions: In the part, you will hear a short passage. At the end of the passage, you will hear two questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage Questions 11 to 12 based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) It was passed by word of mouth C) It was passed by newspapers. B) It traveled very quickly D) It was accurate 12. A) They tell people about the weather B) They help lower the price of the newspapers C) They help lower the price of their products D) They supply news from all over the world. Section C Spot Dictation Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. Listen carefully during the first reading. Then listen to the passage again. When it is being read the second time, you should fill in the six blanks numbered from S1) to S6) with the exact words or phrases you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. Most of us who have ever cleaned a house would be happier if there were less dust. However, without dust there would be less rainfall and sunsets would be less S1) _____. Rain is formed when water molecules in the air collect around particles of dust. When the collected water becomes S2) ___________________ the water droplet falls to the earth as rain. Thus water vapor could be much less S3) ______ to turn to rain without the dust particles. The water vapor and dust particles also S4) _______ to reflect the rays of the sun. at sunrise and sunset, where the sun is below the S5) _______ , the dust and water vapor molecules reflect the longer, red wavelengths of light so that we can see them for more time than any of the other wavelengths ( starting earlier in the case of sunrise and S6) _______ longer in the case of sunset). The more dust particles in the air, the more colorful the sunrise or sunset.

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Test Six Part I: Listening Comprehension (15%) Section A 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. Both the conversation and the question will be only spoken twice. 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 the best answer is. Then marked the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Example: you will hear: You will read: A) At the office B) In the waiting room C) At the airport D) In a restaurant From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they had to finish in the evening. This is most likely have taken place at the office. Therefore A) “At the office” is the best answer. You should choose [A] on the Answer Sheet and mark it which a single line through the center. 1. A) Henry B) Kate 2. A) $250 B) $850 3. A) Librarian – reader B) Teacher – student 4. A) In a shop B) In a classroom 5. A) Two blocks away B) Three block s away 6. A) She can’t repair the bike herself B) She’s riding her brother’s bicycle 7. A) 11:40 B) 10:30 8. A) He had his breakfast already B) He wanted to sleep a little more 9. A) He should wait for some time B) He should call to check his score 10. A) She doesn’t know either B) They have missed the deadline Section B
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C) Molly D) Helen C) $950 D) $1100 C) Doctor – patient D) Assistant – customer C) In a restaurant D) In a park C) Four blocks away D) five blocks away C) She fixed the bike for her brother D) She repaired the bike herself C) 9:30 D) 9:20 C) He was not hungry at all D) He felt too cold to eat C) He should take the test again D) He should get it from the computer C) They still have time to do that D) She doesn’t like the man’s question

Directions: In the part, you will hear a short passage. At the end of the passage, you will hear two questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken twice. After you hear one question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center. Passage Questions 11 to 12 based on the passage you have just heard. 11. A) He wanted to check whether the passport was valid or not. B) He wanted to make sure the checks were good C) He needed to know Johnny’s nationality D) He had to check Johnny’s identity 12. A) Johnny couldn’t prove he was the singer B) Johnny did what the manager wished C) Johnny refused to sing for cashing the money D) Johnny finally cashed his checks Section C Spot Dictation Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. Listen carefully during the first reading. Then listen to the passage again. When it is being read the second time, you should fill in the six blanks numbered from S1) to S6) with the exact words or phrases you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written. Gustaf Hankinson was a 66-year-old Swede. His hair and S1) ______ were white. He looked like a old man, but he didn’t feel old and he didn’t act ld. He stayed S2) ____by riding his bicycle everywhere in town. One day he read about the Tour of Sweden, a bicycle race. It was a long race and took many days. Everybody thought Gustaf was too old to enter the race. But Gustaf was S3) ________ . he started the race several days before it began. He rode day and night. He slept in parks. As he rode, people S4)____ , “Look! Super-grandpa! Good luck. Super-grandpa!” the younger racers passed Gustaf. But while they slept at night, Gustaf continued to ride. On the seventh day, Gustaf rode to the S5) _____ -- before everyone. He won the race. He became a S6) __________. His example made other people feel young, healthy and happy. He showed people in Sweden that you’re never too old to be a winner.

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Keys to the exercises Test one 06-10: AACDB 11-15: ACDBD

01-05: CDBDB

Test two 01-05: CBACA 06-10: DDBDA 11-12: CB 13A: apartment 13B: system 14A: instead of 15A: trouble and cost 15B: dislike Test three 01-05: DCBAB 06-10: DABAC 11-12: CD 13A: meet the needs 13B: regular 14A: register 15A: requirements 15B: E-mail address Test four 06-10: ABDAD 11-12: BC 13B: measures 14A: material 15B: respect Test five 06-10: CDACD S2: heavy enough S5: horizon Test six 06-10: ADBAC S2: active S5: finish-line

14B: frequently

14B: available

01-05: BACDC 13A: just like 15A: compare

14B: symbols

01-05: ACBDA S1: beautiful S4: serve

11-12: AB S3: likely S6: lasting

01-05: BDCAC S1: beard S4: shouted

11-12: DC S3: determined S6: national hero

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