Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay. You should start your essay with a brief description of the picture and then express your views on the importance of doing small things before undertaking something big. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
1. A) Children should be taught to be more careful.
B) Children shouldn’t drink so much orange juice.
C) There is no need for the man to make such a fuss.
D) Timmy should learn to do things in the right way.
2. A) Fitness training. C) Computer programming.
B) The new job offer. D) Directorship of the club.
3. A) He needs to buy a new sweater. C) The fuel price has skyrocketed.
B) He has got to save on fuel bills. D) The heating system doesn’t work.
4. A) Committing theft. C) Window shopping.
B) Taking pictures. D) Posing for the camera.
5. A) She is taking some medicine. C) She does not trust the man’s advice.
B) She has not seen a doctor yet. D) She has almost recovered from the cough.
6. A) Pamela’s report is not finished as scheduled.
B) Pamela has a habit of doing things in a hurry.
C) Pamela is not good at writing research papers.
D) Pamela’s mistakes could have been avoided.
7. A) In the left-luggage office. C) In a hotel room.
B) At the hotel reception. D) At an airport.
8. A) She was an excellent student at college.
B) She works in the entertainment business.
C) She is fond of telling stories in her speech.
D) She is good at conveying her message.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A) Arranging the woman’s appointment with Mr. Romero.
B) Fixing the time for the designer’s latest fashion show.
C) Talking about an important gathering on Tuesday.
D) Preparing for the filming on Monday morning.
10. A) Her travel to Japan. C) The proper hairstyle for her new role.
B) The awards ceremony. D) When to start the makeup session.
11. A) He is Mr. Romero’s agent. C) He is the woman’s assistant.
B) He is an entertainment journalist. D) He is a famous movie star.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A) Make an appointment for an interview.
B) Send in an application letter.
C) Fill in an application form.
D) Make a brief self-introduction on the phone.
13. A) Someone having a college degree in advertising.
B) Someone experienced in business management.
C) Someone ready to take on more responsibilities.
D) Someone willing to work beyond regular hours.
14. A) Travel opportunities. C) Prospects for promotion.
B) Handsome pay. D) Flexible working hours.
15. A) It depends on the working hours. C) It will be set by the Human Resources.
B) It is about 500 pounds a week. D) It is to be negotiated.
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 Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) To give customers a wider range of choices.
B) To make shoppers see as many items as possible.
C) To supply as many varieties of goods as it can.
D) To save space for more profitable products.
17. A) On the top shelves. C) On easily accessible shelves.
B) On the bottom shelves. D) On clearly marked shelves.
18. A) Many of them buy things on impulse. C) A majority of them are young couples.
B) A few of them are fathers with babies. D) Over 60% of them make shopping lists.
19. A) Sales assistants promoting high margin goods.
B) Sales assistants following customers around.
C) Customers competing for good bargains.
D) Customers losing all sense of time.
Questions 20 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
20. A) Teaching mathematics at a school. C) Studying for a college degree.
B) Doing research in an institute. D) Working in a high-tech company.
21. A) He studied the designs of various clocks.
B) He did experiments on different materials.
C) He bought an alarm clock with a pig face.
D) He asked different people for their opinions.
22. A) Its automatic mechanism. C) Its way of waking people up.
B) Its manufacturing process. D) Its funny-looking pig face.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23. A) It is often caused by a change of circumstances.
B) It actually doesn’t require any special treatment.
C) It usually appears all of a sudden.
D) It generally lasts for several years.
24. A) They cannot mix well with others.
B) They incidentally annoy their friends.
C) They depend severely on family members.
D) They blame others for dissatisfying their needs.
25. A) They lack consistent support from peers. C) They were born psychologically weak.
B) They doubt their own popularity. D) They focus too much on themselves.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times. When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the exact words you have just heard. Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what you have written.
There was a time when any personal information that was gathered about us was typed on a piece of paper and (26)__________ away in a file cabinet. It could remain there for years and, often (27)__________, never reach the outside world.
Things have done a complete about-face since then. (28)__________ the change has been the astonishingly swift development in recent years of the computer. Today, any data that is (29)__________ about us in one place or another—and for one reason or another—can be stored in a computer bank. It can then be easily passed to other computer banks. They are owned by (30)__________ and by private businesses and corporations, lending institutions, direct mailing and telemarketing firms, credit bureaus, credit card companies, and (31)__________ at the local, state, and federal level.
A growing number of Americans are seeing the accumulation and distribution of computerized data as a (32)__________ invasion of their privacy. Surveys show that the number of worried Americans has been steadily growing over the years as the computer becomes (33)__________ efficient, easier to operate, and less costly to purchase and maintain. In 1970, a (34)__________ survey showed that 37 percent of the people questioned felt their privacy was being invaded. Seven years later, 47 percent (35)__________. A recent survey by a credit bureau reviewed that the number of alarmed citizens had shot up to 76 percent.
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