??PartⅠ Listening Comprehension

  Section A

1. M:Gorge, look at the long waiting line. I am glad you've made a reservation.
  M:More and more people enjoy eating out now. Beside, this place is especi

ally popular with the overseas students.
  Q:Where did the conversation most probably take place?

2. M: I wonder if you can drop by tomorrow evening. The Stevensons are coming over to dinner. I'd like you?? to meet them.
  W:Sure, I'd love to. I've heard they are very interesting people.
  Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
  3. W: The presentation made by Professor Jackson??was???? complicated to understand.
  M:Well, I think he didn't speak slowly enough for us????
  ?? for us to take the notes.
  Q: What did the man complain?

4. W: You've got your apartment furnished, haven't you?
  M:I've bought some used furniture from Sunday?? market. It was a real bargain.
  Q:What does the man mean?

5. M:Mary doesn't want me to take the job. She says our child is too young. And the job requires much travelling.
  W:You should talk to her again and see if you can find a way out. Think about the gains and losses before you make the decision.
  Q:What do we learn from the conversation?

6. M:I haven't got my scores on the GRE test yet. Do you think I should call to make inquiries?
  W:There is no hurry. The test scores are released at least eight weeks after the test.
  Q:What does the woman advise the man to do?

7. M:Have you finished reading the book you bought last month?
  W:oh, I didn't read straight through the way you read a novel,I just covered a few chapters which interested me most.
  Q:How did the woman read the book?

8. W:Hello, Joe, Haven't seen you for quite a while. Are?? you fine?
  M:Oh,yes, but not a thing to go against me. I had a car accident, only some??minor injuries though.
  Q:What happened to Joe?

9. M:The taxi is waiting downstairs, let's hurry.
  W:Wait a minute. I'll take some food with us. I don't like the meal served on the train.
  Q:What are the speakers going to do?

10. W:Is that optional course as hard as everybody says?
  M:It's actually even worse, believe it or not.
  Q :What did the man say about the course?

 Section B

Passage One

My father woke me up early one morning when I was fourteen and announced "Get up, you are going with me to cut grass." I felt proud and excited because my father thought I was responsible enough to help him in his business. Still, that first day was very hard. From sunrise to sunset, my father, my younger brother and I cut and t very large yards in well-to-do part of the city. By the end of the day I was exhausted, but I felt good. I put out a hard day's labor and earned six dollars. One day, my father spotted some weeds I have miss cutting and pulled me inside. "Cut that section again!" he said firmly "and don't make me have to tell you again.” The message was very clear. Today I stress the importance of doing the job right the first time. Every job I have held from cutting lawns to wash dishes to working a machine on the construction site. I have learned something that help me in my next job. If you work hard enough, you can learn from any job you do.

11. How did the speaker feel when his father asked him to help cut grass?
  12. What did his father do when the speaker missed cutting some leaves?
  13. What did the speak want to tell us in this passage?

 Passage Two

I am living in a small village in the country. My wife and I run a village shop. We have a very peaceful live, boring some my say. But we love it. We know all the people in the village. They have plenty of time to stop and chat. I have plenty of time for my hobbies too--gardening, fishing, walking in the country side. I love the outdoor life. It wasn't always like this though I used to have a really stressful job, working so late in the office every evening. I often bring work home at the weekends. The advertising world is very competitive. And when I look back, I can't imagine how I stood it. I have no private life at all. No time for the really important things in life. Because of the pressure of the job, I used to smoke and drink too much. The crisis came when my wife left me. She complaint that she never saw me and I had no time for family life. This made me realize what is really important to me. I talked things through with her and decided to get back together and started a new and better life together. I gave up tobacco and alcohol and searched for new hobbies. Now I am afraid of looking back since the past life seemed like a horrible dream.

14. What did the speaker do for a living?
  15. What do we know about the speaker's life in the past?
  16. What made the speaker change his life style?

 Passage Three

"Where is the university?" is the question many visitors to Cambridge ask. But no one could point at any one direction because there is no campus. The university consists of 31 self-governing colleges. It has lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, museums and offices throughout the city. Individual colleges choose their own students who have to meet their minimum entrance requirements set by the university. And the graduates usually live and study in their colleges but they are taught in very full groups. Lectures and laboratories and practical work are organized by the university and held in university buildings. There are over ten thousand undergraduates and three thousand five hundred post-graduates. About 40% of them are women and some 8% from overseas. As well as teaching, research is of major importance. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, more than sixty university members have won Nobel prizes. The university has a huge number of buildings for teaching and research. It has more than 60 specialist subject libraries as well as the university library, which as the copy-right libraries, is entitled to a copy of every book published in Britain. Examinations are held and degrees are awarded by the university. It allowed women to take the university exams in the 1881, but it was the not until 1941 that they were awarded degrees.

17. Why is it difficult to located Cambridge University?
  18. What does the passage tell us about the colleges of the university?
  19. What can be learnt from the passage about the libraries in Cambridge University?
  20. What does we know from the passage tell us about the women students in Cambridge university?