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) Diana is fond of outdoor activities.
(B) Diana is well-paid for her hard work.
(C) Diana dislikes her job because it is tough.
(D) Diana considers her income to be mediocre.
2.(A) I’m not sure if you are responsible.
(B) I’m not content with the result of the meeting.
(C) I know the delay is not your fault.
(D) I think the flame of that fire is too high.
3.(A) The refrigerator was repaired by an old man.
(B) The refrigerator will be fixed if it is under warranty.
(C) Mrs. Green had her refrigerator fixed for nothing.
(D) Mrs. Green would have had the refrigerator repaired if she had warranty.
4.(A) George always tells the truth.
(B) George lives too far to visit us.
(C) It is kind of George to assist me in the filling station.
(D) It is worthwhile to make friends with George.
5.(A) The company’s budget must be reduced reasonably next year.
(B) The company’s production cost is expected to rise next year.
(C) The company has to stabilize its production cost.
(D) The company is likely to go bankrupt because of its limited budget.
6.(A) Prompt delivery of the goods before Christmas is the most important.
(B) Top priority should be given to the competitive and reasonable price of the goods
(C) During Christmas, there will be a shopping craze for goods with good quality.
(D) Nothing is more important than the quality and price of the goods for Christmas.
7.(A) Let’s continue the talk over dinner at 9 o’clock tonight.
(B) We have to work something out before 9 o’clock tomorrow.
(C) I propose a break until 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
(D) I’m sure we’ll all calm down before 9 o’clock tomorrow morning.
8.(A) Our products cannot compete on the international market because of their higher prices.
(B) Our products exhibit greater competitiveness even though they lack advanced technology.
(C) Advanced technology will increase our expense to compete on the international market.
(D) Advanced technology contributes to the excellence and competitiveness of our products.
9 (A) Mr Parkinson never gives free investment consultations.
(B) Don’t consult Mr Parkinson if your problem is about finance or investment
(C) The advice Mr Parkinson offers is often of great importance to our investment.
(D) We should not invest in the company where Mr Parkinson is the CEO.
10(A) Aging population is expected to double within decades.
(B) By 2020, 45% of the people in the country will be over sixty-five.
(C) Old people in this country can expect to live a longer life.
(D) In less than 20 years, 23 million more people will have to retire.
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