Section Ⅰ Listening Comprehension
Directions: You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue,there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer─A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15 seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE
M: Can I eat one of these tomatoes?
W: They are not ready to eat yet.
1.What does the man imply?
A.They are not ripe.
B.They are not good tomatoes.
C.They are best tomatoes.
D.They are overripe.
M: Are you really going to buy that painting?
W: Yes, I think it would brighten my living room wall.
2.Where does the woman plan to hang the painting?
A.In the hall.
B.In the living-room.
C.At an exhibition.
D.In the kitchen.
M: Cathy, would you like to have meal with me tomorrow?
W: Oh, well. I'm not sure I can manage that.
M: Ok, if you can, just give me a call.
3.What does the woman mean?
A.She doesn't have the time for the meal.
B.She can't have a meal with the man.
C.She doesn't know if she'll be free tomorrow.
D.She doesn't know how to manage her business.
M: Did I hear that this is your last day here?
W: Yes, I've accepted a better-paying position elsewhere.
M: I wish you the best of luck.
4.What will the woman do?
A.Apply for a well-paying position.
C.Wish him good luck.
D.Take a vacation.
M: Another piece of meat?
W: No, thanks really. I'm on a diet.
M: Please do. You've hardly eaten anything.
W: It's delicious, but I don't think I ought to.
5.The woman doesn't want to have anything more because .
A.She doesn't feel hungry at all
C.She's on a diet
D.She doesn't like the food
M: Are you really going to retire, Miss Marsh?
W: I may. But I can't make up my mind right now. I shall have to ask my future husband.
6.What do we know from the conversation?
A.The woman hasn't got married.
B.The woman will retire.
C.The woman can not retire.
D.The woman will not marry.
M: Can you fix me up with a part-time job?
W: Anything in particular that appeals to you?
7.What does the man mean?
A.The man wants the lady to find him a part-time job.
B.The man has something wrong with his ears.
C.The man wants the lady to give him a particular help.
D.The man wants the lady to do a part-time job for him.
M: Could you please tell me at which stop I should get off for the metropolitan museum? Also, how much is the fare?
W: Of course. You get off at 82nd street and walk one block. I'll tell you when we get there. And the fare is fifty cents.
8.What is the probable relationship between these two people?
A.Daughter and mother.
B.Doctor and patient.
C.Passenger and bus driver.
D.Customer and merchant.
M: Anything new in the news?
W: The same old things—just happening to different people. One man robs a bank, another murders his wife, and a third jumps out of a five-story building. Only the names and addresses change.
9.What does the woman think of the newspaper?
A.Frightening. B.Interesting. C.Exciting. D.Boring.
M: Can you help me with my English homework? You're a genius.
W: Far from it, but I'll try to help you. What's your problem?
M: I get mixed up with the past participle.
10.What can we learn from the woman's words?
A.She doesn't think she is a genius in learning English.
B.She considers herself a genius.
C.She can't help the man with his English.
D.She thinks the past participle is difficult.
Directions: You will hear some dialogues or monologues. Before listening to each one, you will have time to read the questions related to it. While listening, answer each question by choosing A, B, C or D. After listening, you will have time to read your answer. You will hear each piece ONLY ONCE
Acupuncture has been practised in China for more than 2,000 years, but its use in the Western world is still very new. Several hospitals in the United States are now experimenting with acupuncture as a way of treating pain.
An American journalist who stood beside a patient during an operation in Shanghai recently described the process and its effects. To keep the patient from feeling pain during the operation, four needles were used, each about an inch and a half long. Two needles were ed under the skin on each side of the patient's neck. The top of the needles were attached to wires which led to a small electrical device.
Throughout the operation the patient talked calmly to those standing around him, insisting that he felt perfectly normal.
How does acupuncture work? How is it able to keep a patient from feeling pain? No very satisfactory answer has been given, but there are at least three theories.
Some doctors believe that acupuncture somehow produces an effect upon the central nervous system. Others believe that acupuncture produces a chemical change in the body's fluids. Still another theory is that the needles make contact with an unknown system of energy in the body which travels along certain routes under the skin. The true explanation may be one of these or a combination of more than one. Or it may be something entirely different.
11.How long has acupuncture been practised in China?
A.For nearly 2,000 years.
B.For 200 years.
C.For about 200 years.
D.For over 2,000 years.
12.What are doctors in the United States doing with acupuncture?
A. They are trying to use it as a new way to treat diseases.
B.They are trying to use it to relieve pain.
C.They are trying to use it as an anesthesia in operation.
D.They are trying to use it as a means to understand the human nervous system.
13.Why did the American journalist go to a Shanghai hospital?
A.To see what the acupuncture needles are like.
B.To talk to a patient who has an operation with acupuncture as anesthesia.
C.To learn how acupuncture can relieve pain.
D.To observe how acupuncture is used in an operation.
14.How much do Westerners understand the work of acupuncture?
A.They are able to explain how and why it works in theory.
B.They still find it entirely a mystery.
C.They haven't found satisfactory answers as to how it works.
D.They are rather skeptical about it.
A university professor recently made several experiments with different animals to find out which was the most intelligent. He found out that monkey was more intelligent than other animals.
In one experiment the professor put a monkey in a room where there were several small boxes. Some boxes were inside other boxes. One small box had some food inside of it. The professor wanted to watch the monkey and to find out how long it would take the monkey to find the food. The professor left the room. He waited a few minutes outside the door. Then he knelt down and put his eye to the keyhole. What did he see? To his surprise he found hims