I. Listening Comprehension
Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations be
tween two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. A. In a post office. B. On the campus. C. In a hotel. D. At the airport. 2. A. Doctor and patient. B. Lawyer and client. C. Manager and customer. D. Passer and policeman. 3. A. To book a ticket. B. To make complaints. C. To make an appointment. D. To consult a dentist. 4. A. She has trouble in getting along with the professor. B. She regrets taking up much of the professor’s time. C. She knows the professor has been busy recently. D. She doesn’t know the professor has run into trouble. 5. A. One. B. Two. C. Three. D. Four. 6. A. Everyone failed in the exam. B. Everyone passed the exam. C. Sixty students passed the exam. D. All the students got sixty. 7. A. It was tiring. B. It cost more money. C. It saved time. D. It was acceptable. 8. A. It’s inconvenient to go to work. B. The job was not well paid. C. He didn’t like to have meetings. D. The working hours were not suitable. 9. A. $10. B. $13. C. $18. D. $19. 10. A. He feels the professor should be merciful. B. He considers the punishment too severe. C. He thinks it right to punish those students. D. He thinks the students deserve sympathy. Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard.
Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. 11. A. To charge battery. B. To take in empty bottles. C. To sell subway tickets. D. To exchange money. 12. A. To donate it directly. B. To exchange it for a subway ticket. C. To withdraw the cash. D. To charge their credit cards. 13. A. At bus stops. B. In schools. C. Outside the bank. D. In residential areas. Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. 14. A. 1200. B. 8,000,000. C. 15,000. 15. A. It is heavy with texts. B. It lacks visual materials. C. It has virtual tours and interactive maps. D. It provides details about price and requirements. 16. A. Never trust any third-party website. B. Make contact with the school. C. Apply for a free campus visit. D. Try to be good enough. D. 120,000.
Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Adam’s Tailor Shop
Item: Style: Alternation: Special requirement: Try-on day: Charge for tailoring: Cotton dustcoat ? The __17 __design 6 buttons in the front / two pockets only on the left Not too __18__ Next __19__ (Jan. 15th) __20__ yuan
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer. What has happened to Flight CA 506? What is being done to solve the problem? Who will pay the extra costs? It was delayed because of __21__. lily They are doing their best to find a __22__. The airline will cover the __23__ and the hotel expenses.
What can the man do now?
He can do nothing but wait and __24__.
II. Grammar and Vocabulary
Section A Directions: Beneath each of the following sentences there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one answer that best completes the sentence. I’m wrong 25. People who had lived _____ the horror and suffering of the war began to rebuild their nation. A. from B. with C. by D. through 26. The gangs were all dealing drugs, but Bob was _____ who got caught. A. someone B. one C. the one D. anyone
27. Life is a hospital _____ every patient is possessed by the desire to change his bed. A. that B. when C. where D. whose
28. Don’t spend time beating on a wall, _____ to change it into a door. A. hope B. hoping C. hoped D. to hope
29. A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure _____ he begins to blame somebody else. A. even B. until C. in case D. once
30. The tragedy calls for gun control measures _____ 26 people were killed in the school shooting in Newtown. A. where B. that C. which D. why
31. Mere words cannot match the depths of our sorrow, _____ our wounded hearts. A. nor they can heal B. so they can heal C. nor can they heal D. so can they heal
32. _____ you look into your heart that your vision will become clear. A. It is only when B. Only when C. When it is only D. Only when it is
33. Don’t let the sadness of your past and the fear of your future _____ the happiness of your present. A. ruin B. to ruin C. ruining D. ruined
34. _____ the city’s public school system should be open to the children of migrant workers has become the focus of discussion. A. That B. What C. Whether D. If
35. – Who _____ be phoning us at this time of night? – It might be your sister. A. might B. can C. dare D. must
36. Always remember to get every bit of criticism _____ between two thick layers of praise. A. sandwiching B. being sandwiched C. having been sandwiched D. sandwiched
37. _____ difficult explorations are, humans have never stopped moving forward. A. While B. Despite C. As D. However
38. To avoid _____ off, you should be prepared to state how your contributions will benefit the company. A. laying B. to be laid― C. being laid D. having been laid
39. – Do you bring the picture? – Yes, I _____ it for a whole morning. A. looked for B. have looked for C. have been looking for D. had looked for
40. My grandfather, _____ is often the case with old people, is fond of talking about good old days. A. which B. such C. as D. what Section B Directions: Complete the following passage by using the words in the box. Each word can only be used once. Note that there is one word more than you need. A. emphasize F. attached B. misunderstanding G. occurring C. reflect H. oppose D. referred I. civilization E. privacy J. concerning
The most difficult part of a Western-Chinese marriage is the cultural differences. The traditional Chinese culture is established on the Confucian philosophy, while the western culture is based on ancient Greek __41__. Cultural differences exist in almost every aspect and therefore __42__ also on relationships and marriage. From the traditional Chinese point of view, marriage is a relationship __43__ many aspects such as family, friends and relatives, while from the Western point of view, marriage is a contract signed between two people that is based on trust and love. Furthermore, Westerners’ marriages __44__ more the independence and __45__ of the couple. That is why Westerners sometimes cannot understand why we Chinese need to support our relatives if we are asked to do so. Chinese need to maintain their ―face‖ and ―relations‖. Even in a relationship, we are somehow still __46__ to our family and relatives. Our partner has to understand it and at least does not __47__ it. It is not easy to maintain Chinese-Western relationship. Cultural differences may result in __48__. Young Asian ladies are fond of western men because they believe they are more gentlemanly and in addition their appearances are more attractive. Western men may think Chinese ladies are gentler and more feminine. My suggestion for the cross-culture relationship is always trying to put yourself in other’s shoes: accepting rather than changing; always respecting your partner but clarifying your own red lines; showing your interest in his/her different culture and carefully commenting on it and so on. There are more and more cross-culture marriages __49__ recently. I would like to take this chance to sincerely wish them the very best in their love journeys.
III. Reading Comprehension
Directions: For each blank in the following passages there are four words or phrases marked A, B, C and D. Fill in each blank with the word or phrase that best fits the context. A new research suggests that animals have a much higher level of brainpower than once thought. If animals do have intelligence, how do scientists measure it? Before defining animals’ intelligence, scientists defined what is not intelligence. Instinct is not intelligence. It is a skill __50__ into an animal’s brain by its genetic heritage (基因遗传). Tricks can be learned by repetition, but no real thinking is __51__. Cuing, in which animals learn to do or not to do certain things by following outside signals, does not demonstrate intelligence. Scientists believe that insight, the ability to use tools, and communication using human language are all __52__ measures of the mental ability of animals. When judging animal intelligence, scientists look for insight, which they define as a flash of sudden understanding. When a young gorilla (大猩猩) could not reach fruit from a tree, she noticed crates (木板箱) on the lawn near the tree. She __53__ the crates into a pyramid, then climbed on them to reach her __54__. The gorilla’s insight allowed her to solve a new problem without trial and error. The ability to use tools is also an important sign of intelligence. Crows (乌鸦) use sticks to pry (撬开) peanuts out of cracks. The crow __55__ intelligence by showing it has learned what a stick can do. __56__ , otter (水獭) use rocks to crack open crab shells in order to get at the meat. Many animals have learned to communicate using human language. One chimp can recognize and correctly use more than 250 __57__ symbols on a keyboard. These symbols __58__ human words. An amazing parrot can __59__ five objects of two different types. He can understand the difference between the number, color, and kind of object. The ability to __60__ is a basic thinking skill. In addition, he seems to use language to express his needs and __61__. When ill and taken to the animal hospital for his first overnight stay, this parrot turned to go. ―Come here!‖ he cried to a scientist who works with him. ―I love you. I’m sorry. Wanna go back?‖ The research on animal intelligence raises important questions. If animals are smarter than __62__ thought, would that change the way humans interact with them? Would animals still be used for food, clothing, or __63__ experimentation? Finding the answer to these tough questions makes a difficult __64__ even for a large-brained, problem-solving species like our own.
50. A. developed 51. A. inherited me 52. A. realistic 53. A. piled 54. A. potential 55. A. explores 56. A. Likewise 57. A. magical 58. A. substitute for 59. A. foresee
B. admitted B. involved B. unusual B. assembled B. reward B. expands B. Therefore B. flexible B. stand for B. determine
C. programmed C. instructed C. accurate C. supported C. standard C. explains C. However C. abstract C. appeal to C. combine
D. injected D. intended D. effective D. divided D. top D. exhibits piracy D. Otherwise D. permanent D. carry out D. distinguish
60. A. classify 61. A. satisfaction 62. A. objectively 63. A. electrical 64. A. decision
B. justify B. emotions B. professionally B. physical B. translation
C. qualify C. gratitude C. previously C. medical C. choice
D. simplify D. beliefs D. scientifically D. logical D. puzzle
Section B Directions: Read the following three passages. Each passage is followed by several questions or unfinished statements. For each of them there are four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that fits best according to the information given in the passage you have just read. (A) Brigham Young University students can now receive the unconditional love of dogs without breaking rules prohibiting pets in university housing. Jenna Miller started her company Puppies for Rent this summer in the Provo area as a way for students and others to rent puppies by the hour. The pups have been rented for first dates and surprise parties and by mothers rewarding their children. After signing a contract, customers can rent them for $15 an hour, $25 for two hours and $10 for each additional hour. Miller offers her seven puppies for playtime rentals, with each dog hand delivered straight to the customers’ door. Her lawyer brother helps her with legal contracts and fees. She now has four employees helping look after and deliver the animal. nova Carl Arky, spokesman for the Humane Society of Utah said his group is against the business. Puppies need consistency and stability in their lives, he said, and renting them to various people might affect the animals’ growth and development. Miller said the animals are treated well and she has a 100 percent success rate so far finding them a permanent home. Money paid by renters goes toward adoption fees if they decide to own a puppy.
65. Which of the following are not possible renters of the puppies? A. Young lovers. B. Party organizers. fuck myself C. Mothers. D. Scientific group members. 66. Miller’s brother’s main responsibility is to _____. A. draft contracts pig B. deliver animals C. find adoption families D. walk dogs 67. Why is Carl in disagreement with the service? A. Because playing with pets is harmful to children’s health. B. Because some people will be cruel to the rented animals. aeroplane C. Because unstable living environment is not good for animal’s growth. D. Because it will prohibit the puppies from finding a permanent home. (B)
THE LANDLORD Mrs Gloria Black of 6 Sutton Road, Cambridge CB5 7AQ THE TENANT Marina Kahn is it? PROPERTY 24a Wood Road, Cambridge CB2 8BG TOGETHER WITH CONTENTS (fixtures, furniture and equipment) specified in the inventory (attached) TERM from 1 st January 20 ___ to 31 st December 20 ___ (12 months) RENT ? per calendar month, payable in advance on the first day of each month 500 DEPOSIT ?500, payable on commencement of this Agreement let’s AGREEMENTS A The Landlord may re-enter the Property and terminate this Agreement if the Rent or any part of it is not paid within fourteen days after it becomes due. B The Landlord may bring the tenancy to an end at any time before the expiry of the Term (but not earlier than six months from the Commencement Date of this Contract) by giving the Tenant not less than two months’ written notice starting that the Landlord requires possession of the Property. pilot C The Landlord shall put the deposit with the Deposit Protection Service, and shall inform the Tenant within 14 days of taking the deposit of the contact details of this service and details of how to apply for the release of the deposit from this service. fuck myself TENANT’S OBLIGATIONS 1 Pay the Rent into the Landlord’s bank account at the times specified. 2 Pay for all water, gas and electricity consumed on the Property during the Term; and pay in full for all charges made for the use of telephone on the Property during the Term. 3 Keep the interior of the Property during the Term in a good and clean state of repair, condition and decoration. 4 Permit the Landlord to enter the Property at all reasonable times; to inspect the Property and its contents; and to carry out any works of maintenance or repair to the Property; to show prospective new Tenants around the Property at the end of the tenancy. 5 Not take in any paying guest without the prior written consent of the Landlord. 6 Not use the Property other than as a private dwelling; nor carry on any profession, trade or business in the Property. 7 Not use any musical instrument, wireless or television between midnight and 7 am, nor permit any singing or dancing between these hours. 8 Not keep in the Property any cat, dog or other pet without the prior written consent of the Landlord. … SIGNATURES Tenant: Name (print): MARINA KAHN Signed: Marina Kahn Witnessed by: Name (print): ALICE RACE Signed: A. RACE Occupation: SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHER Address: 16 School House Lane, Cambridge, CB2 8GH Tenant: Witnessed by: Name (print): GLORIA BLACK Signed: Gloria Black Name (print): OLIVE LYDIA LEE Signed: Olive L Lee Occupation: Librarian Address: 3 Fieldhead Road, Peterborough PB4 8DU
68. What’s the monthly rent of the property? A. ? 500. B. ? 575. C. ? 1000. 69. What’s the landlord’s witness? A. A teacher. B. A librarian.
D. ? 1500.
C. A house agent.
D. A bank clerk.
70. Which of the following is allowed in the property? A. Watching TV at any time. B. Holding an all-night dancing party. C. Changing it into a business office. D. Entertaining friends with self-cooked meals. 71. Which of the following is the right of the landlord? A. He can show new tenants around the property at any time. B. He can enter the property to inspect its contents. C. He can take back his property whenever he wants. D. He can keep the deposit for himself. … (C) Does solving a math problem give you a headache? Do you feel nervous when you sit a math exam? For most students, math can be tough but scientists have proved that math problems can actually trigger physical pain. Scientists came to his conclusion with an in-depth experiment, which was published in the Public Library of Science One journal. They began by finding out how much participants fear math. Those involved were asked a series of questions such as how they feel when they receive a math textbook or when they walk into a math lesson. Based on their answers, participants were divided into groups. One group was made up of people who were particularly afraid of math and participants in the other group were more comfortable with the subject. Both groups were then given either math tasks or word tasks. When a math task was going to come next, a yellow circle would appear but when a word task was soon to come, a blue square would be shown. Using a brain-scan machine, scientists noticed that whenever people from Group One saw a yellow circle, their brain would respond in a way similar to when their body is feeling pain. It was like the pain they would fee, for example, if they burnt their hand on a hot stove. But they reacted less strongly when they knew that they would be faced with a word task. ― However, scientists saw no strong brain response from people in the second group. Math can be difficult, and for those with high levels of mathematics-anxiety (HMA), math is associated with tension, apprehension and fear. ―When you are really thinking about the math problems, your mind is racing and you are worrying about all the things that could go wrong,‖ explained Ian Lyons from University of Chicago, US, leader of the study. ―The higher a person’s anxiety of a maths task, the more he activated brain regions associated with threat detection, and the experience of pain.‖ More interestingly, the brain activity disappeared when participants actually started dealing
with the math tasks. ―This means that it’s not that math itself hurts; rather, the anticipation of math is painful,‖ Lyons said. Based on the study, scientists suggested that things could be done to help students worry less and move past their fear of math, which might mean they perform better in tests. 72. In the first stage, scientists ask participants some questions to _____. A. see whether math hurts… B. find out how much they fear math C. observe how their brain response D. test their endurance of pain 73. The underlined word ―the anicipation of math‖ is closest in meaning to _____. A. the attempt of learning math B. the motivation to work out math problem C. the effort to understand math D. the act of thinking about math 74. Which is the best title for the passage? A. How to overcome math fear. B. Physical pain affects math performance. C. Math pain in your brain. D. Unknown truth about pain. 75. What can be concluded from the experiment? A. The anticipation of math has no relation to students’ confidence in math. B. Moderate mathematic anxiety promotes students’ academic performance. C. Effective solutions have been worked out to lower students’ anxiety of math. D. Physical pain caused by HMA disappears in the process of doing math problem. Section C Directions: Read the following text and choose the most suitable heading from the list A-F for each paragraph. There is one extra heading which you do not need. A. Weather is to blame è B. Divided opinions C. Inheriting characteristics D. Home of the redheads E. Greater sensitivity to pain F. Gene mutation 76. Britain may be the most red-headed country in the world. About 1 to 2 percent of the world’s population has red hair, but in the UK the numbers are much higher, with 13 percent of Scots, 10 percent of the Irish, and 6 percent of people in England having red hair, according to the BBC.
77. Scientists have tried to explain why some people have red hair for some time and now they may have found an answer: the dull weather in Britain. The human body needs vitamin D from sunshine, but unfortunately people living in Britain do not have enough of it because of its maritime climate. In fact, Britain gets even more cloud than countries in the far north of Europe. In Sweden, for example, the average daily hours of sunshine is 5.4. In Scotland it is only 3.1 hours. 78. To deal with this, the DNA of people living in these areas has changed slightly; scientists call this a mutation. Originally, the coloring on our body is a mixture of two kinds of melanin — black melanin and red/yellow melanin, but with certain parts of DNA changed, the production of black melanin is suppressed while only red/yellow melanin is made. The result is red hair, light skin color, freckles and a greater sensitivity to sunlight. 79. However, what’s more interesting is that redhead DNA mutation is recessive, which means it is hidden and can often skip generations without showing. At least 1.6 million Scots carry a red-head gene mutation, and most are unaware that they do. This is why a person who does not have red hair can still produce red-haired children if he or she is a carrier of this special DNA. 80. The research on red hair, like many areas of science, is contradictory. In 2002 researchers showed that redheads are more sensitive to pain, and need more anaesthetic during surgery than people with blonde or dark hair. However, in 2005 scientists found that a MCR1R mutation gives redheads a higher tolerance for pain. Research into these aspects of red hair genetics continues. Redheads should though be more careful about their exposure to sunlight as they are at an increased risk of contracting skin cancer. If you are a redhead, the advice is not to stay out of the sun, but to be careful about how much exposure you get, and to cover yourself with a higher factor sunscreen. Section D Directions: Read the passage carefully. Then answer the questions or complete the statements in the fewest possible words. Pizza Hut lovers, you can now smell just like your favorite food. Pizza Hut launches its own perfume that smells like a fresh pizza pie. This is not a joke — although it started as one! While it might seem like an unusual venture for the brand famous for pizza, the company’s perfume is already available as a limited edition product. fuck myself According to the Globe and Mail, the project started out as a joke by Grip Limited, an advertising firm that works with Pizza Hut in Canada, who asked the chain’s Facebook fans to imagine the pleasant smell of a fresh-delivered pie as a perfume — and to name it. Fans responded to the idea so enthusiastically that Grip Limited decided to take the joke a step further and make the perfume a reality. A month and a half later, to celebrate that Pizza Hut Canada had gotten 100,000 fans, the
chain’s community managers announced that the first 100 people to message them would actually get a bottle of Pizza Hut perfume. And sure enough, the bottles were shipped to those 100 lucky fans before Christmas. Grip Limited isn’t the only company to attract attention with odd aromas (芳香). Four years ago, Burger King offered a $4 meat-scented body spray for men. Before that in 2006, Stilton created a perfume meant to mimic (模拟) the scent of blue cheese. Pizza Hut Canada has not announced any plans to make more of the perfume in the future. But the chain also said in the release that it’s possible the perfume could appear in stores in the future. (Note: Answer the questions or complete the statements in NO MORE THAN TEN WORDS.) 81. Some people consider the perfume a joke because they think Pizza Hut is a _______________.
82. _______________________________ pushed Grip Limited to turn the joke into reality. 83. Who are the lucky birds to get the perfume?
84. Why did Pizza Hut follow Burger King’s steps to release a perfume?
Directions: Translate the following sentences into English, using the words given in the brackets. 1. 任何人都会犯错，但只有傻瓜坚持他的错误。(persist) 2. 缺乏户外锻炼不利于儿童的健康和成长。(lack) 3. 当新年钟声响起，关于世界末日的预言不攻自破。(prove) 4. 说谎者得到的惩罚不在于没有人相信他，而是他不能相信其他人。(not…but) 5. 新一代中国领导人将更加关注经济转型和提高人民的生活水平。(attention)
II. Guided Writing
Directions: Write an English composition in 120-150 words according to the instructions given below in Chinese. 最近中央电视台开展了以―你幸福吗？‖为话题的调查，请根据你的经历或理解，谈谈你眼中 的幸福是什么。
参考答案及听力文字 第I卷 I. Listening Comprehension Section A 1~5 BBCBC‖ 6~10 ADBDC Section B 11~13 BAC 14~16 BCB Section C 17. purple 18. tight 19. Tuesday 20. 650 21. technical problems 22. replacement plane 23. transport costs play 24. pray to God / keep fingers crossed / be patient II. Grammar and Vocabulary Section A 25~29 DCCBBC 30~34 BCAAC 35~40 BDDCAC Section B 41~45 ICJAE 46~49 FHBG III. Reading Comprehension Section A 50~54 CBDAB 55~59 DACBD 60~64 ABCCD Section B 65~67 DAC 68~71 ABDC 72~75 BDCD Section C 76~80 DAFCB Section D 81. famous brand for pizza 82. The fans’ enthusiastic response to the project / idea / activity 83. The first 100 people to message the Pizza Hut Canada 84. To attract public attention 第II卷 I. Translation 1. Any man can make mistakes, but only a fool persists in his error. make love 2. A lack of outdoor exercise is not good for children’s health and growth. 3. When the New Year bell rang, the prediction about the end of the world proved wrong. 4. The liar’s punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. 5. The new generation of Chinese leaders will pay more attention to the economic transformation / transition / restructuring and improving people’s living standards. II. Guided Writing 略
Section A Directions: In Section A, you will hear ten short conversations between two speakers. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. The conversations and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a conversation and the question about it, read the four possible answers on your paper, and decide which one is the best answer to the question you have heard. 1. M: Excuse me. Can you help me? I’m looking for the Main Hall. W: I think it’s in the Administration building. Are you a freshman? Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place? ― 2. W: Do you think I have a chance of proving me case? ‖ M: Definitely, and we’re going to charge him with injury. single Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers? 3. M: This is Morris. Actually I have a bit of sore tooth and I wonder if Dr. Green will be available tomorrow morning. W: I am afraid he’s booked tomorrow. Is it OK if I put you in at 9 a.m. the day after tomorrow? Q: Why did the man make the phone call? — 4. M: Professor Kennedy has been busy this semester. He works till midnight every day. W: I wouldn’t have troubled him so much if I had known he was so busy. Q: What can we learn about the woman? 5. W: Shall we have a game of table tennis? M: We need one more person to make up a four if we’re going to play doubles. Q: How many persons are there now? 6. M: How did your class do in the math test? W: No one got over sixty. Q: What does the woman mean? 7. M: Did you mind coming back by coach instead of by train? W: No, we didn’t mind at all. It took a lot longer, but it was comfortable and much cheaper. Q: How did the woman feel about coming back by coach? … 8. W: Do you know that Mark turned down that job offered by the Kid’s Art Workshop? M: Yeah, the hours were convenient but he was afraid that he was unable to make ends meet. Q: Why did Mark refuse to take the job? 9. M: I’d like to place a call to Bonn, Germany. How much does it cost? W: 10 dollars for the first three minutes and 3 dollars for each additional minute. Q: How much should the woman pay for a six-minute call? 10. W: Professor Smith caught some students cheating on the final exam and failed them right then and there. M: Serve them right. I don’t sympathize with anyone trying to pass that way. Q: What is the man’s attitude toward the professor’s action? Section B Directions: In Section B, you will hear two short passages, and you will be asked three questions on each of the passages. The passages will be read twice, but the questions will be spoken only
once. When you hear a question, read the four possible answers on your paper and decide which one would be the best answer to the question you have heard. Questions 11 through 13 are based on the following passage. Don’t throw away your empty bottles. People in Beijing can now exchange them for money to charge their public transport IC cards. ‖ Last week, machines looking like ATMs showed up in some stations on subway line 10 in Beijing. They can take in empty bottles and cans, recognize, compress and store them. A 300 ml bottle is worth five fen; a 500 ml bottle worth one jiao. When people throw their bottles in, they can choose to donate the money or charge to their transport cards. One of these machines can take in 300 to 400 bottles. ―It will be as easy to use as an ATM,‖ said an employee of the operating company. ―We hope to put one at every station on subway line 10 and later include other lines, bus stops, schools and residential areas.‖ (Now listen again, please) Questions: 11. What’s the function of the new machines? 12. How can people deal with the money? true 13. Where are the machines unlikely to be seen in the future? Questions 14 through 16 are based on the following passage. Students who want an easy way to get information about colleges in the United States can visit a website like CampusTours.com. It brings together virtual campus tours and interactive maps of more than twelve hundred colleges and universities. The site plans to add an international database for schools in other countries. CampusTours recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary. The president of the company, Chris Carson, says more than one hundred twenty thousand foreign students use the site each year. They make up about fifteen percent of the traffic on the site. Chris Carson and several of his friends started CampusTours in nineteen ninety-seven. They noticed that many websites with campus tours were heavy with text and lacked much visual material. The virtual tours allow students to get a sense of how a college looks. There are also links to official websites and online applications. And there are details like price, number of students, admission requirements and sports programs. But Chris Carson says students should never depend on a third-party website like CampusTours to choose a college. He advises parents and students to contact a school directly. In fact, he says contacting a school might even lead to a free visit. In some cases, if the student is a good enough student or is a special case, they will sometimes pay for travel to get the student to come to campus. That’s a little known fact. (Now listen again, please) Questions: 14. How many students use the site each year? 15. How is CampusTours different from other websites with campus information? 16. What’s Chris Carson’s suggestion? fuck myself Section C Directions: In Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read
twice. After you hear each conversation, you will be required to fulfill the task by filling in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Blanks 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation. W: Would you fashion a cotton dustcoat for me, please? M: Do you have a particular style in mind? We’ve got some pictures of the latest fashion journal. Would you like to take a look? W: OK. I think this purple design is my best choice. But can you make some alternation? M: What are the changes? ― W: I prefer 6 buttons in the front, two pockets only on the left. M: No problem. May I take your measurement? W: Sure. Please don’t make it too tight. I think it is for autumn wear, so make sure you allow for a thin sweater underneath. M: I see. I’ll give you lots of space around the chest and make it a bit close around the waist so you will feel comfortable. W: And would you please make sure that there is enough room for me to raise my arms? M: Of course, as you wish. W: When will it be ready for trying on? M: Next Tuesday. That is Jan. 15th. W: And what’s your charge for the tailoring? M: You have to pay 650 yuan for a dustcoat like this. (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write ONE WORD for each answer.
Blanks 21 through 24 are based on the following conversation. M: Excuse me, I want to know what’s happening about me plane. W: Could I have your ticket please? Yes, here. Ah, flight CA 506 to Beijing has been delayed due to technical problems. … M: Well, what does that mean? Is it going to leave today? W: Oh, I’m sorry, we’re not sure. M: Look, I’ve already waited two hours. Can’t I know how much longer I have to wait? W: Well, we are looking for another aircraft to replace it, but there is bad weather in the south of the country, so we haven’t yet found one that can take off. M: So, what do you intend to do with us? W: Oh, we are just about to serve dinner. So if you wait in the boarding lounge, you will be given something to eat. M: But if you can’t find another plane this evening, what will happen? W: In that case we will take you to a hotel for the night. M: Will the airline pay for that? W: Yes, of course we will cover the transport costs and the hotel expenses including the meals. M: I really need to get to Beijing tonight as I have a plane out to Germany tomorrow morning. Isn’t there another airline I could travel with? W: Not this evening, I’m afraid. That was the last flight to Beijing from here. M: Well, what do you think the chances are of you finding a replacement plane tonight?
W: Well, we are doing our best, Sir. I think if we can’t get one tonight, you will definitely be able to fly early in the morning. ρ M: Do you think I could be in Beijing by 10:30? W: Oh, yes. I’m sure we can get a plane by seven o’clock and that would get you there in time. M: Well, I suppose there’s nothing I can do, except keep my fingers crossed. W: Yes, please try to be patient, Sir. (Now listen again, please) Complete the form. Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.