SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST （45 minutes）
Part A: Spot Dictation
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 words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage ONLY ONCE.
What is distance learning? It means that you study on your own, at home or wherever suits you. Recently, the world famous Open University in the United Kingdom has designed a new style of distance learning, which is called '________' （1）。 The phrase 'Open Learning' means you study ________ （2）。 You read course material, work on course activities, and write ________ （3）。 The word 'Supported' means you have help ________ （4）， the student services staff at regional centers, and centralized areas such as ________ （5）。 You can also contact other students through tutorials and ________ （6）， the University's online conferencing system, and events and clubs organized by ________ （7）。 Most distance learning courses use printed paper materials. They also include some ________ （8） materials such as a CD, DVD or video. Many courses have a web site and an ________ （9）。 You'll need access to a computer ________ （10） to make use of these. The Open University can help its students buy a computer and ________ （11） the cost of accessing the Internet.
With most distance learning courses, no ________ （12） are required to study. Of course, you have to be aged 18 when your course starts but there is no ________ （13）。 Currently the Open University has around ________ （14） undergraduate and more than 30,000 postgraduate students, of which 10,000 have ________ （15）。 Nearly all students are studying ________ （16）。 About 70 per cent of undergraduate students are in ________ （17）。 More than 50,000 students ________ （18） by their employers for their studies. Most distance learning courses ________ （19）。 Some of them are even available in other parts of the world. With over 25,000 of its students living outside the UK, the Open University is the ________ （20） that offers distance learning throughout the world.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken ONLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
1.（A） Miss Allan has just inherited a fortune.
（B） Miss Allan doesn't like her colleague.
（C） Miss Allan prefers to share the room with her colleague.
（D） Miss Allan has moved into a new apartment.
2.（A） My friends try to persuade me to invest in the stock market.
（B） My friends talk a lot about investing in the stock market.
（C） My friends say that investing in the stock market is crazy.
（D） My friends and I have different opinions about the stock market.
3.（A） The candidate is definitely well qualified, whether we check with his references or not.
（B） The candidate needs to be checked by the finance manager, even though he has work experience.
（C） We are satisfied with the candidate's references, who recommended him for the job.
（D） We should find more about the candidate, though he is apparently eligible for the post.
4.（A） I am interested in your new techniques and I want to make an appointment.
（B） I want to talk to our technician to see if he is interested in your new products.
（C） I can ask some of our staff to give you information about our new products.
（D） I hope you understand that I have to attend a meeting about our new products.
5.（A） I don't think we should open our local branch here in Shanghai.
（B） I cannot appoint Mr. Brown to the post although he was born in Shanghai.
（C） I believe Mr. Brown can easily be connected as he is now living in Shanghai.
（D） I recommend that Mr. Brown be in charge of our local branch in Shanghai.
6.（A） Insurance is unnecessary for the transportation of goods.
（B） Insurance is a factor that affects the price of goods.
（C） Insurance contributes to reducing the price of goods.
（D） Insurance helps improve the quality of goods.
7.（A） Some people prefer to live in dry places, as they dislike wet climate.
（B） Water is in short supply in some regions, so people there rely a lot on rains.
（C） It is not surprising to see torrential rains in some areas during dry seasons.
（D） In some dry areas, it seldom rains, but when it rains, it pours.
8.（A） If you are too aggressive, you will find it difficult to become successful in your city life.
（B） Your personality has nothing to do with your competitiveness when you choose to work in a big city.
（C） Living and working in a large city demands certain personal traits and qualifications.
（D） If you live in an impersonal and competitive world, you are more likely to be successful.
9.（A） With such a big order, our side demands a discount which is 10 % or over.
（B） At least 10% of the expenses should be devoted to solving the problem.
（C） Although we have spent much on the project, a 10% increase in our budget is necessary.
（D） We asked for a 10% discount, which has caused all the trouble on our side.
10.（A） Many animals and plants would die because they cannot survive the changing environment.
（B） Many animals would be slaughtered, since they fail to adapt themselves to the existing outside world.
（C） Most people would feel sorry for the destiny of endangered species, if they become extinct on earth.
（D） Most species would react fast enough to adapt themselves to the ever-changing conditions of nature.
2. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short talks and conversations. After each of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully because you will hear the talk or conversation and questions ONLY ONCE. When you hear a question, read the four answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
11.（A） They bought some worthless souvenir.
（B） They did some manual work.
（C） They went on a company trip.
（D） They wrote a guidebook.
12.（A） She dislikes the man's wife.
（B） She enjoys spending money on cosmetics.
（C） She is married to a poor man.
（D） She is economical with her money.
13.（A） They are friendly neighbors.
（B） They are company colleagues.
（C） They are husband and wife.
（D） They are guide and tourist.
14.（A） He does not have the right digging tools.
（B） He believes selling typewriters will make him rich.
（C） He is not physically strong enough.
（D） He is dedicated to becoming a cleaner.
15.（A） A temporary condition where you don't feel any progress in learning.
（B） A flat and smooth spot in your study where you make fewer mistakes.
（C） A long-term struggle which does not bring you any tangible rewards.
（D） An educational research on language learning that is unusual and advanced.
16.（A） Try another approach.
（B） Give yourself some time for sleeping.
（C） Keep on learning and practicing.
（D） Reward yourself from time to time.
17.（A） A foreign language is very useful in getting a job with decent pay.
（B） We use a foreign language to communicate freely with a native speaker.
（C） It may be of help in negotiating a business contract with a foreign firm.
（D） We can travel around different countries in a less expensive way.
18.（A） Some cash.
（B） Language skills.
（C） A stained certificate.
（D） A business contract.
19.（A） Five years.
（B） Fifteen years.
（C） Fifty years.
（D） A hundred years.
20.（A） To study a subject or to join in a cultural activity.
（B） To become a member of the government appointed by the parliament.
（C） To demand more financial support from the government.
（D） To upgrade their knowledge at school.
22.（A） To raise funds for the disadvantaged.
（B） To further individuals' own creativity.
（C） To broaden participants' interest in culture.
（D） To narrow and bridge educational gaps.
23.（A） They think whales are their friends.
（B） They believe whales can save humans.
（C） They wanted to ban whale-hunting.
（D） They enjoy watching whales in an aquarium.
24.（A） The increase of human population.
（B） The extinction of dinosaurs.
（C） The cutting down of forests.
（D） The great demand for animal parts.
25.（A） In the 19th century.
（B） In 1973.
（C） In 1998.
（D） In the 21st century.
26.（A） Their survival is closely related to numerous other species living in the same habitats.
（B） Their enormous size makes them the king animals superior over numerous other species.
（C） They usually live on top of the mountains so that it is difficult for humans to hunt.
（D） They enjoy privileges as with special measures and extra protection from human beings.
27.（A） He was attending a wedding ceremony.
（B） He was on his way to Edinburgh.
（C） He was in the football stadium.
（D） He was in the cinema, with the woman.
28.（A） He has done the right thing.
（B） He has had some bad misses.
（C） He was overactive.
（D） He was smart and clever.
29.（A） Leeds United 2; York City 1.
（B） Leeds United 3; York City 2.
（C） Leeds United 1; York City 3.
（D） Leeds United 2; York City 3.
30.（A） Sometime later next Sunday.
（B） Next Sunday as usual in the man's home.
（C） Before the football stadium opens next Saturday.
（D） During the football match next Saturday.
Part C: Listening and Translation
1. Sentence Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 5 sentences in English. You will hear the sentences ONLY ONCE. After you have heard each sentence, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
2. Passage Translation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear 2 passages in English. You will hear the passages ONLY ONCE. After you have heard each passage, translate it into Chinese and write your version in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET. You may take notes while you are listening.