Part I Listening Comprehension (30%)
Directions: In this section you will hear fifteen short conversations between two speakers.At the end of each conversation, you will hear a question about what is said. The questionwill be read only once. After you hear the question,read the four possible answer marked A,B,C and D. Choose the best answer and mark the letter of your choice on the ANSWER SHEET.
1.M: I need a doctor right now.
W:Tell me the problem,sir.
M:My wife just passed out.
W: Sir, it's difficult to understand you. Please take a deep breath and calm down.
Q:Why does the man make the call?
2. W: The Siberian tigers are the largest living animals in the cat family. Unfortunately, there are only a few hundred alive now.
M:My great grandfather was a hunter and he used to hunt the Siberian tigers. I really wish he hadn't.
Q: What are the two speakers talking about?
3.W:You look so bad.What's up?
M: My head is spinning. I had a bunch of my friends over last night and we partied until the wee hours. I guess I just can't take late nights like I used to.
Q:What is true about the man?
4.W: Would you like to hear about my new business proposal? I've been thinking about it for a long time, and I think it could be really profitable to start exporting medical 3D printers to China.
M: Exporting medical 3D printers to China? I think you need to elaborate.
Q:What is the woman asked to do?
5. M: Good afternoon. Have a seat. So, what have you come in for today?
W:Thank you. I'm feeling ill. I've got quite a bad cough, but I don't seem to have a fever.While I've also got a headache and a little bit of diarrhea.
Q:Which of the following is not a symptom that the woman has?
6. M:Let's eat out tonight, shall we?
W:I'm broke. I've gone through my paycheck for the week already.
M:Don't worry about it. It's my treat.
Q:What can be inferred from the conversation?
7. W: I reserved a tennis court, but it's taken over by someone else.
M: Yes, Ma'am, I understand. But we have a policy that if a party is more than fifteen minutes late for a starting time, we schedule the court for other waiting guests.
Q:What can we learn from the conversation?
8. M:Jenny, I know you like Jack a lot, but what do you like about him?
W:Well,he's gentle, patient, successful and mature. I think he's my Mr.Right.
M:Mature is a good word, but don't you think he's a little old for you? He's almost twice as old as you are.
Q:What is the man concerned about?
9. W: Hi,Tony, this is my son, Philipe. There was a problem with his daycare today, so he'll be spending the day here in the lab with me. I'll teach him all about doing research.
M:Well,I'm not sure this is a good place for a little boy.
Q: What does the man mean?
10. M: How strong is the pain exactly? On a scale of one to ten,how would you describe the intensity of the pain?
W:Well,I'd say the pain is about a one on a scale of one to ten, like I say it's not really bad. It just keeps coming back.
Q:Which of the following would best describe the woman's pain?
11. W:Neither my ankle nor my elbow is broken? Not even a little bit?
M: Neither of them. They're both bruised but not broken. Here's the X-ray reports.
Q:What can we learn about the woman's injury?
12. M: Now would you please lie down on the couch? I'll take a look at the baby. I'll just measure to see what height it is. The baby seemed slightly small.
W: How do you know that?
M:I measure from the top of your womb to your pubic bone. The number of centimeters is roughly equal to the number of weeks you're pregnant.
Q:What does the man do?
13. W:Is there anything else I can do to help me sleep at night? Should I stay home from work?
M:Well,that's not necessary. Just remember to stay calm, Don't worry so much about things at work. Just do as I said and you'll sleep well.
Q:What is the woman expected to do?
14. M:I need to come in and see the doctor. I have really itchy skin and think I may have to have it looked at.
W: I have times available for Tuesday or Wednesday. Which one would work best for you?
M: I want to come in on Wednesday.
W: I can fit you in on that day at ten, Dr. Smith or Dr. Jones is available.
M:I would prefer Dr.Smith.
Q:What is the man's appointment?
15. M:Dr.White,I've been a cancer patient and a caregiver to a cancer patient. I know care giving was hard. What was going on emotionally that seems so hard?
W:Well, when you're caregiving, you're undergoing chronic stress. You're worrying about your loved one.
Q: What are the two speakers talking about?