Part I Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question will be spoken only once. After each question the re 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the centre.
Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two are talking about some work they will start at 9 o'clock in the morning and have to finish by 2 in the afternoon.
Therefore, D) "5 hours" is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the centre.
Sample Answer [A] [B [C] [D]
1. A) Dick's trousers don't match his jacket.
B) Dick looks funny in that yellow jacket.
C) The color of Dick' 's jacket is too dark.
D) Dick has bad taste in clothes.
解析：根据"You're wearing a black jacket, but yellow trousers. It's the strangest combination I've ever seen."一句得出答案。
2. A) Call the police station.
B) Get the wallet for the man.
C) Show the man her family pictures.
D) Ask to see the man's driver's license.
解析：根据"We had a wallet brought in this morning. Wait here just a minute, please."一句得出答案。turn in v.上缴。
3. A) The temperature is not as high as the man claims.
B) The room will get cool if the man opens the windows.
C) She is following instructions not to use the air-conditioning.
D) She is afraid the new epidemic SARS will soon spread all over town.
解析：根据"As a preventative measure, we are told to let in fresh air by opening the windows and not using air conditioners."一句可推断。因为从说话的语气看，说"她害怕"太牵强，D不正确。
4. A) She lost a lot of weight in two years.
B) She stopped exercising two years ago.
C) She had a unique way of staying healthy.
D) She was never persistent in anything she did.
5. A) The man is not suitable for the position,
B) The job has been given to someone else.
C) She had received only one application letter.
D) The application arrived a week earlier than expected.
解析：根据"But if only you had sent in your application letter a week earlier."，显然，是指该应聘者不是不适合该工作，而是，申请交迟了。
6. A) He's unwilling to fetch the laundry.
B) He has already picked up the laundry.
C) He will go before the laundry is closed.
D) He thinks his mother should get the clothes back.
解析："Don't look at me, mom."言外之意就是他不愿意去。
7. A) At a shopping center. C) At an international trade fair.
B) At an electronics company. D) At a DVD counter in a music store.
8. A) The woman hated the man talking throughout the movie.
B) The woman saw a comedy instead of a horror movie.
C) The woman prefers light movies before sleep.
D) The woman regrets going to the movie.
解析：根据问句"I don't know why I let you talk me into going."可判断，她很后悔，talk into v.说服某人做某事。
9. A) He is the fight man to get the job done.
B) He is a man with professional expertise.
C) He is not easy to get along with.
D) He is not likely to get the job.
解析：根据"But I doubt his professional expertise. I want someone who can get the job done."，显然，言外之意就是Mr. Beckett不够专业，因而不太可能得到那份工作。
10. A) It is being forced out of the entertainment industry.
B) It should change its concept of operation.