TANXING ENGLISH CONTEST——LISTENING COMPREHENSION (2006) 说明:连字符前面数字为涂卡序号。例如:21-1 连字符后面的1是听力step two部分的题号,而答案应涂写在答题卡21的位置上。1-20涂卡序号与题号一致。主观题部分答案写在作文纸上,写清楚题号。

Step one Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
  Section A   Directions  (10 points)

1. A) At home.    B) At the riverside.
   C) At the health center.    D) At his office.
2. A) Having an interview.    B) Filling out a form.
   C) Talking with his friend.    D) Asking for information.
3. A) She made a mistake by taking too few courses in the first term.
   B) The courses she took were too difficult for her.
   C) She took too many courses during her first term.
   D) She found it difficult to deal with college courses.
4. A) Worried and frightened.    B) Very relaxed.
   C) Quite unhappy.    D) Angry with the professor.
5. A) He enjoys reading letters.    B) He has been job-hunting.
   C) He is offering the woman a job.    D) He is working for a company.
6. A) She lost her way.    B) She lost her keys.
   C) She lost her car. D) She lost her handbag.
7. A) More than an hour and a half.    B) Not more than half an hour.
   C) More than two hours. D) Less than an hour and a half.
8. A) She is sure who is going to win.
B) Now it is a good time to start the game.
  C) The game has been going on for a long time.    D) The same team always wins.
9. A) The ideas of the paper are not convincing.
   B) Some parts of the paper are not well written.
   C) The handwriting of the paper is not good.
   D) The paper is not complete.
10. A) Looking for a young lady.
   B) Looking for her wrist watch.
   C) Looking for a young gentleman.
   D) Looking for a man wearing a wrist watch.
  Section B (20points)
  

Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a 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
  Question 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  11. A) It had many problems.
   B) It was the most democratic country in the world.
   C) It was fair to women.
   D) It had some minor problems to solve.
  12. A) The women of some states.
   B) The women in the state of Wyoming only.
   C) The members of the National Women’s Association.
   D) The women in the state of Massachusetts only.
  13. A) At the very beginning of the 20th century.
   B) At the end of the 19th century.
   C) After Susan Anthony’s death.
   D) Just before Susan Anthony’s death.
  14. A) She worked on the draft of the American Constitution.
   B) She was the chairman of the National Women’s Association.
   C) She was born in New York and died in Massachusetts.
   D) She was an activist in the women’s movement for equal rights.
  
Passage Two
  Questions 15 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  15. A) People with problems.
   B) Travels around the world.
   C) Beautiful America.
   D) People in great cities.
  16. A) He spent three months writing “Travels with Charley”.
   B) He enjoyed his travels around the United States.
   C) He was fond of writing about his travels.
   D) He didn’t enjoy the trip as much as Charley.

  Passage Three
  Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
  17. A) The long distance between his home town and New York.
   B) His unpopular character.
   C) The high unemployment rate in New York.
   D) His criminal record.
  18. A) He wanted to be put in prison again.
   B) He needed the money to support his family.
   C) He hated the barber there.
   D) He wanted to make himself well known.
  19. A) He went directly to the police station.
   B) He drove out of the town and tried to escape.
   C) He waited for the police to arrest him.
   D) He argued with the police angrily.
  20. A) Mr. Spears enjoyed living in prison.
   B) Mr. Spears was known as a greedy man in his community.
   C) The police in New York were not very efficient.
   D) The only way for Mr. Spears to support his family was by going to prison again.

Step Two Part I Listening Comprehension 20 minutes)
Section A (10 points)
21-1. A) Dick’s trousers don’t match his jacket.
B) Dick looks funny in that yellow jacket.
C) Thecolor of Dick’ ’s jacket’ is’ too dark.
D) Dick has bad taste in clothes.
22-2. A) Call the police station.
B) Get the wallet for the man.
C) Show the man her family pictures.
D) Ask to see the man’s driver’s license.
23-3. A) The temperature is not as high as the man claims.
B) The room will get cool if the man opens the windows.
C) She is following instructions not to use the air-conditioning.
D) She is afraid the new epidemic SARS will soon spread all over town.
24-4. A) She lost a lot of weight in two years.
B) She stopped exercising two years ago.
C) She had a unique way of staying healthy.
D) She was never persistent in anything she did.
25-5. A) The man is not suitable for the position,
B) The job has been given to someone else.
C) She had received only one application letter.
D) The application arrived a week earlier than expected.
26-6. A) He’s unwilling to fetch the laundry.
B) He has already picked up the laundry.
C) He will go before the laundry is closed.
D) He thinks his mother should get the clothes back.
27-7. A) At a shopping center.
B) At an electronics company.
C) At an international trade fair.
D) At a DVD counter in a music store.
28-8. A) The woman hated the man talking throughout the movie.
B) The woman saw a comedy instead of a horror movie.
C) The woman prefers light movies before sleep.
D) The woman regrets going to the movie.
29-9. A) He is the fight man to get the job done.
B) He is a man with professional expertise.
C) He is not easy to get along with.
D) He is not likely to get the job.
30-10. A) It is being forced out of the entertainment industry.
B) It should change its concept of operation.
C) It should revolutionize its technology.
D) It is a very good place to relax.

Section B
Passage One (20 points)
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
31-11. A) He set up the first university in America.
B) He was one of the earliest settlers in America.
C) He can best represent the spirit of early America.
D) He was the most distinguished diplomat in American history.
32-12. A) He provided Washington with a lot of money.
B) He persuaded France to support Washington.
C) He served as a general in Washington’s army.
D) He represented Washington in negotiations with Britain.
33-13. A) As one of the greatest American scholars.
B) As one of America’s most ingenious inventors.
C) As one of the founding fathers of the United States.
D) As one of the most famous activists for human rights.

Passage Two
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
34-14. A) Because we might be offered a dish of insects.
B) Because nothing but freshly cooked insects are served
C) Because some yuppies like to horrify guests with insects as food.
D) Because we might meet many successful executives in the media industry.
35-15. A) From yuppie clubs.
B) In the seafood market.
C) In the supermarket.
D) On the Intemet.
36-16. A) It’s easy to prepare.
B) It’s tasty and healthful.
C) It’s exotic in appearance.
D) It’s safe to eat.
37-17. A) It will be consumed by more and more young people.
B) It will become the first course at dinner parties.
C) It will have to be changed to suit local tastes.
D) It is unlikely to be enjoyed by most People.

Passage Three
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
38-18. A) Their business hours are limited. ,,
B) Their safety measures are inadequate.
C) Their banking procedures are complicated.
D) They don’t have enough service windows.
39-19. A) People who are in the habit of switching from one bank to another.
B) Young people who are fond of modern technology.
C) Young people who are wealthy and well-educated.
D) People who have computers at home.
40-20. A) To compete for customers.
B) To reduce the size of their staff.
C) To provide services for distant clients.
D) To expand their operations at a lower cost.

Step Three Section I Listening Comprehension Directions:
  This section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are three parts in this section, Part A, Part B and Part C.
Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test booklet. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 5 minutes to transfer all your answers from your test booklet to ANSWER SHEET 1. Now look at Part A in your test booklet. Part A Directions:
  For questions 1 - 5, you will hear a talk about the geography of Belgium. While you listen, fill out the table with the information you have heard. Some of the information has been given to you in the table. Write only 1 word or number in each numbered box. You will hear the recording twice. You now have 25 seconds to read the table below. (10 points)
Geography of Belgium Three main regions coastal plain
central plateau
  1
  Highest altitude of the coastal plain m 2
  Climate near the sea humid
  3
  Particularly rainy months of the years April
  4
  Average temperatures in July in Brussels low 13 ℃
  High ℃ 5
Part B Directions:
  For Questions 6-10, you will hear an interview with Mr. Saffo from the Institute for the Future. While you listen, complete the sentences or answer the questions. Use not more than 3 words for each answer. You will hear the recording twice. You now have 25 seconds to read the sentences and questions below. (10 points)
What is Saffo according to himself? 6 The Institute for the Future provides services to private companies and 7 The Institute believes that to think systematically about the long-range future is 8 To succeed in anything, one should be flexible, curious and 9 What does Saffo consider to be essential to the work of a team? 10 Part C Directions:
  You will hear three pieces of recorded material. 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 check your answers. You will hear each piece once only. (20 points)
Questions 11-13 are based on the following talk about naming newborns. You now have 15 seconds to read Questions 11-13. 41-11. What do we often do with the things we love?
  [A] Ask for their names.
   Name babies after them.
  [C] Put down their names.
  [D] Choose names for them.
42-12. The unpleasant meaning of an old family name is often overlooked if
  [A] the family tree is fairly limited.
the family tie is strong enough.
  [C] the name is commonly used.
  [D] nobody in the family complains.
43-13. Several months after a baby’s birth, its name will
  [A] show the beauty of its own.
   develop more associations.
  [C] lose the original meaning.
  [D] help form the baby’s personality.
Questions 14 - 16 are based on the biography of Bobby Moore, an English soccer player. You now have 15 seconds to read Questions 14 - 16. 44-14. How many matches did Moore play during his professional career?
  [A] 90.
   108.
  [C] 180.
  [D] 668.
45-15. In 1964, Bobby Moore was made
  [A] England’s footballer of the year.
   a soccer coach in West Germany.
  [C] a medalist for his sportsmanship.
  [D] a number of the Order of the British Empire.
46-16. After Moore retired from playing, the first thing he did was
  [A] editing Sunday Sport.
   working for Capital Radio.
  [C] managing professional soccer teams.
  [D] developing a sports marketing company.
Questions 17 - 20 are based on the following talk on the city of Belfast. You now have 20 seconds to read Questions 17 - 20. 47-17. Belfast has long been famous for its
  [A] oil refinery.
   linen textiles.
  [C] food products.
  [D] deepwater port.
48-18. Which of the following does Belfast chiefly export?
  [A] Soap.
   Grain.
  [C] Steel.
[D] Tobacco.
49-19. When was Belfast founded?
  [A] In 1177.
   In 1315.
  [C] In the 16th century.
  [D] In the 17th century.
50-20. What happened in Belfast in the late 18th century?
  [A] French refugees arrived.
   The harbor was destroyed.
  [C] Shipbuilding began to flourish.
  [D] The city was taken by the English.
You now have 5 minutes to transfer all your answers from your test booklet to ANSWER SHEET 1.

 

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