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. A. In a church.
B. In the man’s home.
C. In a restaurant.
D. In a furniture store.
2. A. She was excited.
B. She was very nervous.
C. She was very confident.
D. There was something wrong with her heart.
3. A. She is full.
B. She doesn’t like that snack bar.
C. She is ill.
D. She is going to see the doctor.
4. A.150 pounds.
5. A. He couldn’t spell the words.
B. He did well in spelling.
C. He reckoned that it was hard to say.
D. He didn’t do well in contest.
6. A. Concerned.
7. A. They are talking about a fitness coach.
B. They are discussing about the former firm.
C. They are talking about their former colleague.
D. They are talking about their friends’ school.
8. A. Young people weren’t satisfied with the lecture.
B. The lecture was very successful.
C. Drinking water was banned in the lecture.
D. The lecture made people feel thirsty.
9. A. The boss.
C. The woman.
D. The man.
10. A. He already has one calculator.
B. He doesn’t like the solar-powered calculator.
C. He is good at calculating.
D. He would like to have a different present.
Directions: In Section B, you will hear two passages and one longer conversation. After each passage or conversation, you will be asked several questions. The passages and the conversation 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 is the best answer to the question you have heard.
Question 11 through 13 are based on the following passage.
12. A. Because most Australians couldn’t afford it.
B. Because the war broke out.
C. Because the flying boats were out of dated.
D. Because land-based aircraft had developed rapidly.
13. A. The price of flying boats.
B. The development of Rose Bay.
C. The surprising history of flying boats.
D. The advancement of flying boats.
Question 14 through 16 are based on the following passage.
14. A. They have various skills.
B. They are well organized.
C. They can solve difficult problems.
D. They have creative ideas.
15. A. Disorderliness might result in creativity.
B. Creativity might lead to messiness.
C. Smarter people believe that cleanliness is not important.
D. Messiness helps cultivate creativity.
16. A. The qualities of intelligent people.
B. The misunderstanding of creativity.
C. The relationship between creativity and messiness.
D. The components of creativity.
Question 17 through 20 are based on the following conversation.
17. A.A new research into the human brain.
B. The advantages of men and women.
C. The different connections in brain in men and women.
D. The study on two sides of the brain.
18. A. In men’s brains, there are stronger connections in two sides of the brain.
B. In men’s brains, there are stronger connections in each half of the brain.
C. The connections in men’s brain are not so strong as those in women’s brain.
D. There is nothing different between male and female brain.
19. A. Multitask.
B. Map reading.
D. Performing a single task.
20. A. The different-connection theory is not convincing.
B. He holds a neutral attitude to the research findings.
C. The connections inside the brain will not change immediately.
D. He disagrees with the new findings and thinks the connection inside the brain is complex and changeable.