SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST
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 blanks with the world 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.
Play is very important for humans from birth to death. Play is not meant to be just for children. It is a form of ___________ (1) that can tap into your creativity, and can allow you the chance to find your inner child and the inner child of others. I have collected the ___________ (2) of play here.
Play can stimulate you ___________ (3). It can go against all the rules, and change the same ___________ (4). Walt Disney was devoted to play, and his willingness to ___________ (5) changed the world of entertainment. The next time you are stuck in a ___________ (6) way of life, pull out a box of color pencils, modeling clay, glue and scissors, and ___________ (7) and break free. You will be amazed at the way your thinking ___________ (8).
Playing can bring greater joy into your life. What do you think the world would be like-if ___________ (9) each day in play? I bet just asking you this question has ___________ (10). Play creates laughter, joy, entertainment, ___________ (11). Starting today, try to get 30 minutes each day to engage in some form of play, and ___________ (12) rise!
Play is known ___________ (13). Studies show that, as humans, play is part of our nature. We have the need to play because it is instinctive and ___________ (14).
With regular play, our problem-solving and ___________ (15) will be in much better shape to handle this complex world, and we are much more likely to choose ___________ (16) as they arise. It creates laughter and freedom that can instantly reduce stress and __________ (17) to our daily living.
Play can ___________ (18), curiosity, and creativity. Research shows that play is both a ‘hands-on’ and ‘minds-on’ learning process. It produces a deeper, ___________ (19) of the world and its possibilities. We begin giving meaning to life through story making, and playing out ___________ (20).
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: 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.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on the following conversation.
Questions 6 to 10 are based on the following news.
6. (A) Global temperatures rose by 3 degrees in the 20th century.
(B) Global warming may spread disease that could kill a lot of people in Africa.
(C) Developed countries no longer depend on fossil fuels for transport and power.
(D) The impact of the global warming will be radically reduced by 2050.
7. (A) Taking bribes.
(B) Creating a leadership vacuum at the country’s top car maker.
(C) Misusing company funds for personal spending.
(D) Offering cash for political favors.
8. (A) The nation has raised alert status to the highest level and thousands of people have moved to safety.
(B) The eruption of Mount Merapi has been the worst in Indonesia over the past two decades.
(C) All residents in the region ten kilometers from the base of the mountain have evacuated.
(D) The eruption process was a sudden burst and has caused extensive damage and heavy casualty.
9. (A) 6 to 7.
(B) 8 to 10.
(C) 11 to 16.
(D) 17 to 25.
10. (A) Curbing high-level corruption.
(B) Fighting organized crime.
(C) Investigating convictions of criminals.
(D) Surveying the threats to national security.
Questions 11 to 15 are based on the following interview.
11. (A) A wine taster.
(B) A master water taster.
(C) The host of the show.
(D) The engineer who works on the water treatment plant.
12. (A) Berkeley Springs.
(B) Santa Barbara.
(C) Atlantic City.
13. (A) Being saucy and piquant.
(B) Tasting sweet.
(C) A certain amount of minerals.
(D) An absence of taste.
14. (A) Looking—smelling—tasting.
15. (A) Bathing.
(B) Boiling pasta in.
(D) Making tea.
Questions 16 to 20 are based on the following talk.
16. (A) Enhance reading and math skills.
(B) Increase the students’ appreciation of nature.
(C) Improve math, but not reading skills.
(D) Develop reading, but not math skills.
17. (A) To help the students appreciate the arts.
(B) To make the students’ education more well-rounded.
(C) To investigate the impact of arts training.
(D) To enhance the students’ math skills.
18. (A) Once weekly.
(B) Twice weekly.
(C) Once a month.
(D) Twice a month.
19. (A) Six months.
(B) Seven months.
(C) Eight months.
(D) Nine months.
20. (A) The children’s attitude.
(B) The children’s test scores.
(C) Both the children’s attitude and test scores.
(D) Both the teachers’ and the children’s attitude.
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