I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
1.A) the dean should have consulted her on the appointment.
B) Dr. Holden should have taken over the position earlier.
C) She doesn’t think Dr. Holden has made a wise choice.
D) Dr. Holden is the best person for the chairmanship.
2 .A) They’ll keep in touch during the summer vacation
B) They’ll hold a party before the summer vacation
C) They’ll do odd jobs together at the school library
D) They’ll get back to their school once in a while
3. A) Peaches are in season now.
B) Peaches are not at their best now.
C) The woman didn’t know how to bargain.
D) The woman helped the man choose the fruit.
4. A) They join the physics club.
B) They ask for an extension of the deadline.
C) They work on the assignment together.
D) They choose an easier assignment.
5. A) She admires Jean’s straightforwardness
B) She thinks Dr. Brown deserves the praise
C) She will talk to Jean about what happened
D) She believes Jean was rude to Dr. Brown
6.A)He liked writing when he was a child
B)He enjoyed reading stories in Reader’s Digest
C)He used to be an editor of Reader’s Digest
D)He became well known at the age of six
7.A)He shows great enthusiasm for his studies
B)He is a very versatile person
C)He has no talent for tennis
D)He does not study hard enough
8 A) John has lost something at the railway station
B) There are several railway stations in the city
C) It will be very difficult for them to find John
D) The train that John is taking will arrive soon
9. A)Its rapid growth is beneficial to the world
B)It can be seen as a model by the rest of the world
C)Its success can’t be explained by elementary economics
D)It will continue to surge forward
10.A)It takes only 5 minutes to reach the campus from the apartments
B)Most students can’t afford to live in the new apartments
C)The new apartments are not available until next month
D)The new apartments can accommodate 500 students
11.A)The role of immigrants in the construction of American society
B)The importance of offering diverse courses in European history
C)The need for greater cultural diversity in the school curriculum
D)The historic landing of Europeans on the Virginia shore
12.A)He was wondering if the speaker was used to living in America
B)He was trying to show friendliness to the speaker
C)He wanted to keep their conversation going
D)He believed the speaker was a foreigner
13.A)The US population doesn’t consist of white European descendants only
B)Asian tourists can speak English as well as native speakers of the language
C)Colored people are not welcome in the United States
D)Americans are in need of education in their history
14.A)By making laws
B)By enforcing discipline
C)By educating the public
D)By holding ceremonies
15.A)It should be raised by soldiers
B)It should be raised quickly by hand
C)It should be raised only by Americans
D)It should be raised by mechanical means
16.A)It should be attached to the status
B)It should be hung from the top of the monument
C)It should be spread over the object to be unveiled
D)It should be carried high up in the air
17.A)There has been a lot of controversy over the use of flag
B)The best athletes can wear uniforms with the design of the flag
C)There are precise regulations and customs to be followed
D)Americans can print the flag on their cushions or handkerchiefs
18.A)Punishment by teachers
B)Poor academic performance
19.A)The Board of Education
B)Principals of city schools
C)Students with good academic records
D)Students with good attendance records
20 . A) Punishing students who damage school property
B) Rewarding schools that have decreased the destruction
C) Promoting teachers who can prevent the destruction
D) Cutting the budget for repairs and replacements
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