Part I Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you will hear six conversations between two speakers. Foreach conversation, there are several questions and each question is followed by threechoices marked A, B and C. Listen carefully and then choose the best answer for eachquestion.
You will hear each conversation TWICE.
When will the magazine probably arrive?
A. Wednesday. B. Thursday. C. Friday. The answer is B.
W: Jack, could we buy some flowers for Mom’s birthday? Mom loves flowers.
M: Flowers? No! We just bought her flowers for Mother’s Day. How about a nice box of chocolate?
W: She’s been trying to lose weight since Women’s Day. Silly.
M: Well, we could get her a book. She enjoys reading novels.
W: It’s 9 o’clock now. Here, Bill, I need to mail these letters right away.
M: Ok, Miss Brown, I’ll do it right now.
W: And while you’re there, please buy me 10 one dollar’s stamps.
M: No problem, I should be back in half an hour.
M: I’m thinking about going to the rock concert in the student’s center tonight. Will you join me?
W: Sorry, I don’t think I’ll go to the concert tonight. I’ll have to wait for my doctor’s call, and then prepare for the exam.
M: Are we having an exam tomorrow？
W: Yeah, our class will be having a math exam tomorrow morning. Did you forget it?
M: Yes, I don’t think I’ll go to the concert, either.
M: Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the history museum?
W: Sure, go to the Central Park, pass the high school, then turn left at Hilton Hotel, a 5 star hotel. It’s 2, oh no, 3 blocks from here.
M: Thank you. That sounds easy to find.
W: But it’s closed today. It’s not open on Saturday and Sunday, just on weekdays, you know.
M: Mr. Jackson had a car accident last night. His wife called us this morning and said this.
W: That’s terrible! He was supposed to go to London tomorrow. Is he all right?
M: Not really. He’ll be out of the office for a while. About one week in the hospital, I think, and then another two weeks at home.
W: I guess his boss already knows. Well, I know his secretary will have to take on most of his work while he’s gone.
M: Mary, can I sit here?
W: Sure, Mark. What are you having for lunch? Let me see…, what’s in your plate? Ah, pork and fried chicken again?
M: They are really delicious. And I cannot imagine a meal without meat .
W: You never eat vegetables. That’s not good for you. How was your cold, then? Have you seen a doctor?
M: It’s nothing serious, and it’s not necessary to bother the doctor. I’ve taken some medicine, and I’ll be well soon.
W: You’re so careless about your health.
M: Well, do not speak to me like my doctor, I know what’s good for me.
W: Oh, I finally understand Dr. Kevin’s lecture.
M: What do you mean?
W: He said men live shorter than women, because they always pay little attention to their health.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a short passage. Listen carefully and thenfill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Fill in each blank withNO MORE THAN THREE WORDS.
You will hear the short passage TWICE.
Thank you for calling the Hong Kong Art Cinema. There’s no one to answer your call at the moment. The Hong Kong Art Cinema is open 7 days a week, showing a variety of Chinese and foreign films. Next week we’ll show the Chinese film My Happy Life. You can see that film from Monday to Friday. It’ll be on twice a day in the evenings. That’s at 8:10 and 10:30. The film lasts 2 hours. Tickets are 150 Hong Kong dollars, but there’s a special student’s ticket at 50 Hong Kong dollars for all our midweek films. Please bring your student card if you want the cheaper ticket. And the nearest car park to the cinema is on the Nathan Road. That’s NATHAN. It’s just 5 minutes’ walk from the cinema. Thank you for calling the Hong Kong Art Cinema. If you require further information, phone during office hours – 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.