Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations.At the endof each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said.Both theconversation and the questions will be spoken only once.After each question?there?will bea 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 AnswerSheet I with a single line through the centre.

1.A.She has completely recovered.
B.She went into shock after an operation.
C.She is still in a critical condition.
D.She is getting much better.

2.A.Ordering a breakfast.
B.Booking a hotel room.
C.Buying a train ticket.
D.Fixing a compartment.

3.A.Most borrowers never returned the books to her.
B.The man is the only one who brought her book back.
C.She never expected anyone to return the books to her.
D.Most of the books she lent out came back without jackets.

4.A.She left her work early to get some bargains last Saturday.
B.She attended the supermarket’s grand opening ceremony.
C.She drove a full hour before finding a parking space.
D.She failed to get into the supermarket last Saturday.

5.A.He is bothered by the pain in his neck.
B.He cannot do his report without a computer.
C.He cannot afford to have a coffee break.
D.He feels sorry to have missed the report.

6.A.Only top art students can show their works in the gallery.
B.The gallery space is big enough for the man’s paintings.
C.The woman would like to help with the exhibition layout.
D.The man is uncertain how his art works will be received.

7.A.The woman needs a temporary replacement for her assistant.
B.The man works in the same department as the woman does.
C.The woman will have to stay in hospital for a few days.
D.The man is capable of dealing with difficult people.

8.A.It was better than the previous one.
B.It distorted the mayor’s speech.
C.It exaggerated the city’s economic problems.
D.It reflected the opinions of most economists.

Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

9.A.To inform him of a problem they face.
B.To request him to purchase control desks.
C.To discuss the content of a project report.
D.To ask him to flX the dictating machine.

10.A.They quote the best price in the market.
B.They manufacture and sell office furniture.
C.They cannot deliver the steel sheets on time.
D.They cannot produce the steel sheets needed.

11.A.By marking down the trait price.
B.By accepting the penalty clauses.
C.By allowing more time for delivery.
D.By promising better after-sales service.

12.A.Give the customer a ten percent discount.
B.Claim compensation from the steel suppliers.
C.Ask the Buying Department to change suppliers.
D.Cancel the contract with the customer.

Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.


14.A.Improve computer programming.
B.Explain certain natural phenomena.
C.Predict global population growth.
D.Promote national financial health.

15.A.Their different educational backgrounds.
B.Changing attitudes toward nature.
C.Chaos theory and its applications.
D.The current global economic crisis.

Section B
Directions : In this section, you will hear 3 short passages.At the end of each passage, you will hearsome questions.Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once.After youhear 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 linethrough the centre.

Passage One
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.

16.A.They lay great emphasis on hard work.
B.They name 150 star engineers each year.
C.They require high academic degrees.
D.They have people with a very high IQ.

17.A.Long years of job training.
B.High emotional intelligence.
C.Distinctive academic qualifications.
D.Devotion to the advance of science.

18.A.Good interpersonal relationships.
B.Rich working experience.
C.Sophisticated equipment.
D.High motivation.

Passage Two
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the passage you have just heard.

19.A.A diary.
B.A fairy tale.
C.A history textbook.
D.A biography.

20.A.He was a sports fan.
B.He loved adventures.
C.He disliked school.
D.He liked hair-raising stories.

21.A.Encourage people to undertake adventures.
B.Publicize his colorful and unique life stories.
C.Raise people’s environmental awareness.
D.Attract people to America’s national parks.

Passage Three
Questions 22 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.

22.A.The first infected victim.
B.A coastal village in Africa.
C.The doctor who lust identified it.
D.A river running through the Congo.

23.A.They exhibit similar symptoms.
B.They can be treated with the same drug.
C.They have almost the same mortality rate.
D.They have both disappeared for good.

24.A.By inhaling air polluted with the virus.
B.By contacting contaminated body fluids.
C.By drinking water from the Congo River.
D.By eating food grown in Sudan and Zalre.

25.A.More strains will evolve from the Ebola virus.
B.Scientists will eventually fred cures for Ebola.
C.Another Ebola epidemic may erupt sooner or later.
D.Once infected, one will become immune to Ebola.

Section C
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.When the passage is read for the irst time, you should listen carefully for its general idea.When the passage is read forthe second time, you are required to fill in the blanks with the exact words you have justheard.Finally, when the passage is read for the third time, you should check what youhave written.

The ideal companion machine would not only look, feel, and sound friendly but would also beprogrammed to behave in an agreeable manner.Those(26)that make interaction with other peopleenjoyable would be simulated as closely as possible, and the machine would(27)charming,stimulating, and easygoing.Its informal conversational style would make interaction comfortable, andyet the machine would remain slightly(28)and therefore interesting.In its first encounter it might besomewhat hesitant and unassuming, but as it came to know the user it would progress to a more(29)and intimate style.The machine would not be a passive(30)but would add its ownsuggestions, information, and opinions; it would sometimes(31) developing or changing the topicand would have a personality of its own.
The machine would convey presence: We have all seen how a computer’s use of personal namesoften(32)people and leads them to treat the machine as if it were almost human.Such features areeasily written into the software.By introducing(33) forcefulness and humor, the machine could bepresented as a vivid and unique character.
Friendships are not made in a day, and the computer would be more acceptable as a friend if it(34)the gradual changes that occur when one person is getting to know another.At an(35) timeit might also express the kind of affection that stimulates attachment and intimacy.



1.D)。未聽先知.四個選項的主語均為She,且出現了recovered,operation,critical condition,getting much better,故推測本題考查的內容與某位女士的身體狀況相關。
3.A)。未聽先知.四個選項中均出現了book(S)一詞,且出現了borrowers,returned,lent out等詞,故推測本題考查的內容與借書、還書相關。
5.C)。未知先知.四個選項主語都是He,且出現了bothered,report,computer,coffee break,missed等詞,故推測本題考查內容與男士的學習與休息相關。
6.A)。未知先知.選項中出現了art students,gallery,paintings,exhibition layout等詞,故推測本題考查的內容與在畫廊展出作品相關。

9.Why did the woman send the message to the man?
10.What does the woman say about the new suppliers?
11.How did the man get the contracts?
12.What does the woman suggest they do?

13.What is the woman’s profession?
14.What was chaos theory supposed to do when it Was first formulated?
15.What are the speakers mainly talking about?
C)。詳解.在對話開頭,男士就詢問女士混沌理論對她工作的影響,女士對此進行了解釋;男士又問混沌理論能夠提供什么樣的經濟預測模型,女士對此也進行了解答;接著兩人又談論了經濟預測是否可行,以及利用混沌理論進行經濟預測與通過該理論預  測自然天象是否一樣等內容,綜合整篇對話的內容,可以歸納出兩個人談論的是混沌理論及其應用,故C)為答案。

16.What does the speaker say about Bell Labs?
17.What categorizes the stars nominated at Bell Labs?
18.What does the speaker say contributes to effectively pursuing a technical task?

19.What kind of book is the speaker introducing?
20.What do we learn about John Muir when he was young?
21.what did John Muir intend to do through writing and speaking?,C)。詳解.短文中提到繆爾通過寫作與演講讓人們意識到環境保護的重要性,也促成了國家森林公園體系的建立,故C)為答案.

22.what is Ebola viras named after?
23.what do we learn about Ebola Zaire and Ebola Sudan?
A)。詳解.短文中提到,人類感染的Ebola病毒有兩種,分別是Ebola Zaire和Ebola Sudan,而且這兩種病毒所導致的癥狀幾乎完全相同,故A)為答案。
24.How did people get infected with the disease according to the speaker?
25.What does the speaker believe?C)。詳解.短文末尾部分提到,Ebola病毒到目前為止,并沒有消失,而且也沒有找到合適的疫苗或是有效的治療方法,因此,下一波病毒的爆發只是時問問題,即遲早還會爆發Ebola病毒,故C)為答案。

27.appear to be。詳解.空格處應填入一個動詞或系動詞,與前面的would一同構成謂語,并連接后面的表語charming,stimulating,and easygoing。appear to be意為“看起來是,似乎是”。
31.take the initiative in。詳解.空格處應填入一個動詞或動詞短語,作句子的謂語。take the initiative in意為“采取主動;主動提起”。
33.a degree of.詳解.空格處應填入一個形容詞或能對后面的名詞進行修飾限制的短語。a degree of意為“一定程度的”。
34.simulated。詳解.空格處應填人一個謂語動詞,連接主語it和賓語the gradual changes。simulated意為“模擬,模仿”,由于這里用了虛擬語氣,故用動詞過去式。