SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST(30 minutes)
Part A: Spot Dictation??
For many observers of U.S. life and culture, to say America is to say immigration. In fact, immigration is such (1) of the United States that in many ways it is impossible to study one (2) . Yet, as government policy has changed to （3） , the number of people arriving in the States has (4) . In 1840, for example, (5) people immigrated to this country. However, this number rose steadily, until in 1880, (6) immigrants arrived in the U.S. This figure climbed even higher around 1900, reaching a peak of (7) immigrants. In the 1930s, partly as a result of (8) , it dropped to half a million immigrants, but (9) , it began to rise once again, reaching 6.3 million (10) . This trend will probably continue through the twenty?first century. An interesting fact to consider is (11) . In the early part of the century, (12) came from Northern and Western Europe. But in the latter part of the twentieth century, immigrants came from other places: (13) from Asia, 35% from Latin America, 3% from Northern Europe, and 7% from (14) , the rest from North America, and other places. Of course, every one of these millions of immigrants has had to deal with (15) —the task of finding their niche in the U.S. The traditional view of immigration was assimilation, or the “melting pot” approach. This means that the immigrant group adapts to (16) . There is a blending of values and lifestyles of immigrants with the mainstream. Another, more recent model (17) . This describes a society in which many cultures live side by side, (18) . This model resembles a salad bowl, in which many ingredients are present, but distinct from each other, (19) . Either way, the challenges society faces and the need to (20) into the country can only become more important in the twenty?first century.?
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Direction: In this part of the test there will be some short talks and conversations. After each one, you will be asked some questions. The talks, conversations and questions will be spoken ONLY ONCE. Now listen carefully and choose the right answer to each question you have heard and write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.?
A. He is an American diplomat working in London.?
B. He is an Assistant Cultural Officer working in America.?
C. He teaches American studies in British schools and universities.?
D. He lectures on the American way of life to various audiences.?
A. He’s not interested in talking about world politics.?
B. He works in connection with education.?
C. He’s pessimistic about the chances of future world peace.?
D. He thinks that the American way of life is problem?free.?
A. Uncontrollable terror attacks.?
B. Large?scale regional conflicts.?
C. The gradual but steady spread of nuclear technology.?
D. The massive accumulation of the weapons of war.?
A. People are rich but indifferent to the needs of others.?
B. People are too optimistic about the future world.?
C. People are wasteful of resources.?
D. People are creating new and strange things all the time.?
A. The Security Council should have six new permanent members.?
B. The number of the Security Council’s permanent members should be 10.?
C. All new members of the Security Council should be non?permanent.?
D. Only four permanent seats should be added to the Security Council.?
A. This is the first visit to the U.S. made by a Vietnamese leader in the past 30 years.?
B. His visit is to mark the 30th anniversary of the normalization of their diplomatic ties.?
C. He is scheduled to visit the United Nations headquarters in New York.?
D. His main purpose is to discuss some unresolved issues over war reparations.?
A. Huge amounts of funds have disappeared from Master Card holders’ accounts.?
B. Their customer data may have been accessed by an unauthorized individual.?
C. The operation of the system repeatedly halted owing to unknown reasons.?
D. The system has been filled to capacity with its 40 million credit card holders.?
A. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a visit to a Jewish settlement.?
B. Two people were killed during an exchange of fire between Palestine and Israel.?
C. Israeli soldiers launched a raid on a village occupied by the Abu Rish Brigades.?
D. A senior political leader of the militant Islamic Jihad organization was arrested.?
A. The government’s move fell well short of its condition for talks.?
B. The government should switch to socialist policies as it promised.?
C. It would lay down its arms if the government would sit down for talks.?
D. It would stop attacking elected Spanish politicians.?
A. University lecturer.
B. School teacher.?
C. Environmental campaigner.
D. Film producer.?
A. Working with a team.?
B. Speaking in public before any audience.?
C. Surviving in difficult and even dangerous situations.?
D. Understanding what it is that’s likely to provide a sense of fulfillment.?
A. They were contemptuous and humorous.?
B. They took environmental activists seriously.?
C. They were simply indifferent.?
D. They shared the same concerns as environmentalists.?
A. They have to dress formally very often.?
B. They try to persuade people they’ve got a serious message.?
C. They have the hidden fie?cupboard in their office.?
D. They talk about their stressful life in public.?
A. His career puts a great deal of strain on his private life.?
B. His private life takes second place.?
C. He has managed so far to make his personal life not too much affected by his job.?
D. He has decided to pursue his current career for many years to come.?
A. They have to be complicated to accommodate many features.?
B. They command higher prices if they are technologically complicated.?
C. They sell well if they look technologically sophisticated.?
D. They are designed to confuse us so that we turn to the manufacturer for help.?
A. To cater to the different needs and tastes of different tourists.?
B. To show that these hotels offer everything tourists might hope to have.?
C. To try their utmost to help the customers to select a good hotel.?
D. To spread the customers out amongst the different hotels.?
A. They choose the best hotel.
B. They go to a hotel that meets their needs.?
C. They make a random decision.
D. They make no decision at all.?
A. The more features a product has, the better it sells.?
B. Confusing people is an easy way of controlling them.?
C. A brand name that rings a bell can beat its competitors.?
D. Customers buy things often on the basis that they’re cheaper than others.?
A. Because it’s no longer a joke; it’s deadly serious.?
B. Because these systems are a way of improving things.?
C. Because complicated systems can prevent human errors.?
D. Because it would be easier to blame people than blame machines.?
Part A: Spot Dictation Directions：In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blank with the word or words
SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST (30 minutes)In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or wor