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[00:11.99]Model Test Ten
[00:13.96]Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension
[00:16.71]Section A
[00:18.62]Directions: In this section,
[00:23.19]you will hear 8 short conversations
[00:24.93]and 2 long conversations.
[00:26.84]At the end of each conversation,
[00:29.49]one or more questions will be asked
[00:31.80]about what was said.
[00:33.43]Both the conversation and the questions
[00:36.12]will be spoken only once.
[00:38.03]After each question there will be a pause.
[00:40.99]During the pause,
[00:42.96]you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D),
[00:47.97]and decide which is the best answer.
[00:50.94]Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2
[00:55.40]with a single line through the centre.
[00:58.49]Now, let’s begin with the eight short conversations.
[01:02.96]11. W: Do you know if Nick
[01:07.06]has got enough money for his study?
[01:09.34]M: Yes. If Nick hadn’t worked
[01:11.40]in the steel plant last summer,
[01:13.03]he wouldn’t have earned enough money
[01:14.71]for his living expenses during his senior year.
[01:17.65]Q: What does the man mean?
[01:36.76]12. M: Hello, Anna,
[01:39.32]if you are free now,
[01:40.80]would you mind contacting Manager Li
[01:43.20]from Yuanda Company Ltd to ask
[01:45.64]if they have made a final decision
[01:47.76]about the proposal we provided.
[01:49.35]W: Actually just before you call me I tried once,
[01:53.37]but his secretary said
[01:54.92]he would be out for lunch until 1:30.
[01:57.42]Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
[02:17.05]13. W: I am going to Mary’s house.
[02:20.77]I have a paper to complete,
[02:22.56]and I need to use her computer.
[02:24.71]M: Why don’t you buy one for yourself?
[02:26.90]Think about how much time you could save.
[02:29.34]Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
[02:49.73]14. W: Did you check the book
[02:52.68]for your reading assignment in the library?
[02:55.14]M: It closed before I got there.
[02:57.58]I had no idea it closed so early on the weekend.
[03:00.70]Q: What does the man mean?
[03:20.23]15. M: Thinking of going to the romantic city—
[03:24.85]Paris excites me.
[03:26.51]Meanwhile I am a little worried
[03:28.82]because it is my first time to go abroad by myself.
[03:31.76]I am worried that I will get lost.
[03:34.10]W: Don’t worry about that.
[03:36.04]When you arrive here I will show you around.
[03:38.57]Q: What does the woman offer to do for the man?
[03:59.61]16. M: Mary doesn’t want me to take the job.
[04:03.87]She says our child is too young
[04:06.24]and the job requires much traveling.
[04:08.83]W: You should talk to her again
[04:09.99]and see if you can find the way out.
[04:12.18]Think about the gains and losses
[04:14.55]before you make a decision.
[04:16.12]Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
[04:36.19]17. M: You really seem to enjoy your literature class.
[04:41.25]W: You’re right. It opens a new world for me.
[04:43.75]I’m exposed to the thought
[04:45.51]of some of the world’s best writers.
[04:47.47]I’ve never read so much in my life.
[04:49.60]Q: What does the woman mean?
[05:09.52]18. W: I need a place to live next semester.
[05:12.87]The ride back and forth to class this year was too much.
[05:16.71]M: Did you check out the South Dorm?
[05:19.37]The rooms are pretty small,
[05:21.12]but it’s close to everything.
[05:23.18]Q: What does the man suggest the woman do?
[05:41.23]Now you’ll hear two long conversations.
[05:43.78]Conversation One
[05:46.50]M: Okay. Mrs. Smith.
[05:48.91]Let’s begin your road test.
[05:50.69]W: Oh. I know I’m ready.
[05:52.25]I’ve been practicing in my driveway all week.
[05:55.08]M: Okay. Mrs. Smith.
[05:57.61]As I’m sure you are aware,
[05:59.49]you will not only be tested on your knowledge
[06:02.15]of the rules of the road,
[06:03.58]but on your behavior toward other motorists.
[06:06.21]W: Okay.
[06:07.52]M: Now you can start your car.
[06:08.65]W: Yeah, right. Here we go!
[06:10.28]M: Whoa! Take it easy.
[06:13.06]The speed limit in this business district
[06:15.22]is only 25 miles an hour.
[06:17.37]All right.
[06:18.62]Now, pull over here
[06:19.62]and show me that you can parallel park.
[06:21.93]W: So, how am I doing?
[06:23.69]Can I just take a glance at your notes?
[06:25.65]M: No! And, uh, watch out. Mrs. Smith.
[06:30.00]Now you’re driving too close to the vehicle in front of us.
[06:33.16]W: Oh, yeah. I’m just so excited
[06:35.93]about getting my license today.
[06:37.53]M: Okay. Now carefully,
[06:40.12]carefully turn right here,
[06:42.34]and wait, wait, wait …Stop!
[06:45.34]You almost hit that pedestrian.
[06:47.50]How in the world did you pass
[06:49.90]the written test anyway?
[06:51.28]You have to give way
[06:52.90]to any pedestrians crossing the street.
[06:55.06]W: Oh. Sorry about that.
[06:57.57]It won’t happen again.
[06:59.00]M: Whoa! Get out!
[07:00.93]W: What?
[07:01.79]M: Get out! I’m driving back to the office.
[07:04.43]W: Does this mean I didn’t pass the test?
[07:07.34]M: Look, Mrs. Smith.
[07:09.18]Could you do me a favor?
[07:11.13]When you come back to take the test again,
[07:13.72]plan on coming on Friday.
[07:15.62]W: Again? Why? Is it less crowded that day?
[07:19.52]M: No. It’s my day off.
[07:21.80]Questions 19 to 21 are based
[07:25.12]on the conversation
[07:26.30]you have just heard.
[07:27.71]19. Where do the two speakers
[07:31.78]begin the road test?
[07:50.35]20. What does the woman almost hit in the road?
[08:11.43]21. What does the man suggest the woman do
[08:15.65]at the end of the conversation?
[08:33.79]Conversation Two
[08:35.47]M:Hi, Lynn.
[08:37.23]I saw you at registration yesterday.
[08:39.63]I sailed right through.
[08:41.76]But you were standing in a line.
[08:43.63]W:Yeah. I waited an hour to sign up
[08:46.44]for a distance learning course.
[08:48.51]M:Distance learning? Never heard of it.
[08:51.16]W:Well, it’s new this semester.
[08:53.28]It’s only open to psychology majors.
[08:55.75]But I bet it’ll catch on elsewhere.
[08:58.10]Yesterday over a hundred students signed up.
[09:00.79]M:Well, what is it?
[09:02.28]W:It’s an experimental course.
[09:04.13]I registered for Child Psychology.
[09:06.16]All I got to do is to watch a twelve-week series
[09:09.19]of televised lessons.
[09:10.69]The department shows them several different times a day
[09:13.75]and in several different locations.
[09:16.13]M:Don’t you ever have to meet with your professor?
[09:19.04]W: Yeah. After each part of the series,
[09:21.66]I have to talk to her
[09:22.85]and the other students on the phone, you know,
[09:25.23]about our ideas.
[09:26.46]Then we’ll meet on campus there for reviews and exams.
[09:29.74]M:It sounds pretty non-traditional to me.
[09:32.74]But I guess it makes sense considering
[09:35.52]how many students have jobs.
[09:37.71]It must really help with their schedules.
[09:40.27]Not to mention how it’ll cut down on traffic.
[09:42.83]W:You know, last year my department did a survey
[09:46.08]and they found out that
[09:48.11]80% of all psychology majors were employed.
[09:50.86]That’s why they came up with the program.
[09:53.40]Look, I’ll be working three days a week next semester
[09:56.80]and it is either cut back on my classes or try this out.
[10:00.45]M:The only thing is, doesn’t it seem impersonal though?
[10:04.76]I mean, I miss having class discussions
[10:07.98]and hearing what other people think.
[10:09.93]W:Well, I guess that’s why phone contacts are important.
[10:12.92]Anyway it’s an experiment. Maybe I’ll end up hating it.
[10:16.39]M:Maybe. But I’ll be curious to see how it works out.
[10:20.40]Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation
[10:24.98]you have just heard.
[10:26.79]22. What did the woman do yesterday?
[10:47.19]23. What does the woman major in?
[11:08.99]24. Why is the course so popular with students?
[11:29.82]25. Which is true according to the conversation?
[11:51.43]Section B
[11:52.81]Directions: In this section,
[11:56.77]you will hear 3 short passages.
[11:59.81]At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions.
[12:03.55]Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once.
[12:09.00]After you hear a question,
[12:11.97]you must choose the best answer from the four choices
[12:15.25]marked A), B), C) and D).
[12:18.65]Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2
[12:22.77]with a single line through the centre.
[12:25.19]Passage One
[12:28.71]The Olympic Games originated in 776 B.C. in Olympia,
[12:33.93]a small town in Greece.
[12:36.55]Participants in the first Olympiad
[12:39.05]are said to have run a 200-yard race,
[12:41.77]but as the Games were held every four years,
[12:44.59]they expanded in scope.
[12:46.43]Only Greek amateurs were allowed
[12:48.96]to participate in this festival
[12:51.18]in honor of the god Zeus.
[12:53.21]The event became a religious, patriotic,
[12:55.93]and athletic occasion where winners were honored
[12:59.12]with wreaths and special privileges.
[13:01.81]There was a profound change in the nature of the Games
[13:05.08]under the Roman emperors.
[13:06.68]They were banned in 394 A.D. by Emperor Theodosius,
[13:11.84]after they became professional circuses and carnivals.
[13:15.34]The modern Olympic Games began in Athens in 1896
[13:19.87]as a result of the initiative
[13:22.49]of Baron Pierre de Coubertin,
[13:24.49]a French educator whose desire was to
[13:27.53]promote international understanding through athletics.
[13:30.50]Nine nations participated in the first Games;
[13:34.62]over 100 nations currently compete.
[13:37.83]The taint of politics and racial controversy,
[13:41.62]however, is the block for the Olympic Games in our epoch.
[13:45.87]In 1936 Hilter, whose country hosted the Games,
[13:50.90]affronted Jesse Owens, a black American runner,
[13:54.62]by refusing to congratulate Owens for the feat
[13:58.12]of having won four gold medals.
[14:00.27]In the 1972 Munich Games,
[14:03.12]the world was appalled by the murder
[14:06.55]of eleven Israeli athletes by Arab terrorists.
[14:09.22]The next Olympic Games in Montreal
[14:12.28]were boycotted by African nations;
[14:14.65]in addition, Taiwan withdrew.
[14:17.27]In 1980, following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan,
[14:21.27]sixty-two nations caused great dismay to their athletes
[14:25.61]by refusing to participate in the Games.
[14:28.25]The consensus among those nations was that
[14:31.36]their refusal would warn the Soviets.
[14:33.99]Questions 26 to 28 are based
[14:37.96]on the passage you have just heard.
[14:40.02]26. Why were the first Olympic games
[14:45.14]held according to the passage?
[15:03.94]27. What did Hitler’s refusal
[15:07.65]to congratulate Jesse Owens indicate?
[15:27.06]28. What happened in the Munich Games?
[15:48.30]Passage Two
[15:50.08]A man once said how useless it was
[15:52.89]to put advertisements in the newspapers.
[15:55.52]“Last week,” he said,
[15:57.42]“My umbrella was stolen from a London church.
[16:00.27]As it was a present,
[16:01.89]I spent twice its worth in advertising,
[16:04.36]but didn’t get it back.”
[16:06.58]“How did you write your advertisement?”
[16:08.42]asked a businessman.
[16:10.23]The man took out of his pocket a slip
[16:12.55]cut from a newspaper.
[16:13.96]The other man took it and read,
[16:15.83]“Lost from the City Church last Sunday evening,
[16:18.86]a black silk umbrella.
[16:20.86]The gentleman who finds it will receive ten shillings
[16:24.02]on leaving it at No. 10 Broad Street.”
[16:26.32]“Now,” said the man, “I often advertise,
[16:29.36]and find that it is always useful.
[16:32.14]But the way in which an advertisement is expressed
[16:35.42]is of great importance.”
[16:37.17]The businessman then took a slip of paper and wrote:
[16:40.61]“If the man who was seen
[16:42.49]to take an umbrella from the City Church
[16:44.43]last Sunday evening does not wish to get into trouble,
[16:47.83]he will return the umbrella to No. 10 Broad Street.
[16:51.10]He is already known.”
[16:52.86]This appeared in the newspaper,
[16:54.64]and on the following morning,
[16:56.26]the man was astonished when he opened the door.
[16:58.79]In the door way lay at least twelve umbrellas of all sizes
[17:03.04]and colors that had been thrown in,
[17:05.35]and his own was among the number.
[17:07.48]Many of them had notes tied to them saying that
[17:10.76]they had been taken by mistake,
[17:12.23]and begging the loser not to say anything about the matter.
[17:15.58]Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[17:21.01]29. Why didn’t the man get his umbrella back
[17:26.42]at the very beginning?
[17:44.50]30. What does the businessman help the man to do?
[18:05.30]31. What does the second advertisement say
[18:10.17]to the stealer of the umbrella?
[18:28.82]Passage Three
[18:30.69]In some ways the employment interview is like
[18:33.79]a persuasive speech because the applicant seeks to persuade
[18:37.44]the employer to employ him or her.
[18:40.41]Several suggestions might prove helpful
[18:43.35]to the applicant as preparation
[18:45.64]is made for the actual interview.
[18:47.67]A job applicant has the responsibility
[18:50.51]for finding out certain types of information
[18:53.72]before the interview.
[18:55.26]First, the applicant should know
[18:57.54]what kind of job he wants
[18:59.35]and how that job relates to his career objective.
[19:02.63]It is important that the applicant should be able to
[19:06.01]state the reasons for wishing to work for a particular company.
[19:10.29]Second, the applicant should seek as much information
[19:14.32]as possible concerning the company.
[19:16.64]Relevant information for the applicant to locate
[19:20.11]includes such items as the location
[19:22.79]of the home and regional offices,
[19:25.54]the financial status of the company,
[19:27.60]plans for expansion, and company philosophy.
[19:30.76]Information about most major corporations is available
[19:35.32]in reference books and periodicals.
[19:37.82]After gathering information concerning the company,
[19:41.23]the applicant is ready for the interview.
[19:43.73]The interviewer’s first impression
[19:46.11]comes from the interviewee’s appearance.
[19:48.29]For most interviews, appropriate dress for man
[19:51.66]is a conservative dark colored suit
[19:54.42]with a long sleeve white or light blue shirt
[19:57.45]and conservative tie.
[19:59.23]For women a conservative,
[20:01.36]tailored suit or dress is appropriate.
[20:03.33]Both men and women should have neat,
[20:05.86]conservative length of hair.
[20:08.14]Although hairstyle and dress
[20:09.92]are matters of personal taste,
[20:11.64]many personnel directors form initial impressions
[20:14.92]from these characteristics.
[20:16.76]For example, one recent college graduate,
[20:19.89]who felt himself qualified,
[20:22.27]interviewed for a public relations job.
[20:24.99]However, the personnel manager considered this young man’s long hair,
[20:29.64]casual dress, and overly casual manner unsuited
[20:33.57]for this particular position.
[20:35.55]Questions 32 to 35 are based
[20:39.92]on the passage you have just heard.
[20:41.42]32. What is an employment interview like?
[21:03.41]33. How can the applicants find the information
[21:07.87]about the company?
[21:25.25]34. Where does the interviewer’s first impression come from?
[21:46.92]35. What should you do if you apply for a public relations job?
[22:10.07]Section C
[22:10.90]Directions: In this section,
[22:14.32]you will hear a passage three times.
[22:16.42]When the passage is read for the first time,
[22:19.42]you should listen carefully for its general idea.
[22:22.73]When the passage is read for the second time,
[22:26.01]you are required to fill in the blanks numbered
[22:29.36]from 36 to 43 with the exact words you have just heard.
[22:34.17]For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required
[22:40.86]to fill in the missing information.
[22:42.86]For these blanks, you can either use the exact words
[22:47.45]you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words.
[22:52.21]Finally, when the passage is read for the third time,
[22:56.61]you should check what you have written.
[22:58.76]Now listen to the passage.
[23:02.30]The RMS Titanic slipped out of the harbor in Southampton,
[23:07.42]England, on April 10, 1912.
[23:10.42]It was the first voyage of this huge luxury liner
[23:14.02]said to be the largest and safest vessel on the seas.
[23:17.42]The pull of its powerful propellers
[23:20.39]almost caused an accident before it ever left the harbor.
[23:23.70]Another ship was pulled from its anchoring
[23:26.60]and came dangerously close to hitting the Titanic.
[23:29.29]You might say this was an indication of events to come.
[23:34.01]Two of the ship’s builders were on board
[23:36.07]to make sure that no problems were found.
[23:37.95]They assured everyone that
[23:39.98]this beautiful ship was practically unsinkable,
[23:42.82]for it had been constructed to withstand
[23:45.23]what they believed would be the worst possible disaster
[23:48.35]the ship would face.
[23:50.32]Even if four of its watertight compartments were compromised,
[23:53.51]it would stay afloat as usual.
[23:55.73]The builders were so sure of its quality that
[23:59.14]they were not prepared for the disaster the ship would encounter.
[24:02.11]On Sunday, April 14, 1912,
[24:05.04]the Titanic was sailing peacefully
[24:07.83]through the northern Atlantic Ocean.
[24:10.07]At two different times during the day,
[24:12.46]radio messages were sent to the Titanic warning
[24:15.42]of large icebergs floating directly in the path of the large ship.
[24:19.32]For some unknown reason,
[24:21.48]neither of these messages reached the captain.
[24:24.21]At 11∶40 p.m., two lookouts spotted a large iceberg straight ahead.
[24:30.11]The first officer was in charge.
[24:32.79]He ordered the ship to turn left
[24:35.58]and the engines to be reversed.
[24:37.61]Engineers now believe that if the ship had been allowed
[24:40.95]to hit the iceberg head on,
[24:42.70]some damage would have been done,
[24:44.67]but nothing fatal. As it was,
[24:47.05]the ship hit the iceberg on its side
[24:49.42]and it sank eventually.
[24:51.36]Now the passage will be read again.
[24:54.92]The RMS Titanic slipped out of the harbor
[24:58.82]in Southampton, England, on April 10, 1912.
[25:02.52]It was the first voyage of this huge luxury liner
[25:06.20]said to be the largest and safest vessel on the seas.
[25:09.92]The pull of its powerful propellers almost caused an accident
[25:14.29]before it ever left the harbor.
[25:16.39]Another ship was pulled from its anchoring
[25:18.64]and came dangerously close to hitting the Titanic.
[25:21.29]You might say this was an indication of events to come.
[25:25.11]Two of the ship’s builders were on board
[25:27.95]to make sure that no problems were found.
[25:30.36]They assured everyone that
[25:32.17]this beautiful ship was practically unsinkable,
[25:34.67]for it had been constructed to withstand
[25:37.45]what they believed would be the worst possible disaster
[25:40.39]the ship would face.
[25:42.02]Even if four of its watertight compartments were compromised,
[25:45.70]it would stay afloat as usual.
[25:47.89]The builders were so sure of its quality
[25:50.54]that they were not prepared
[25:52.32]for the disaster the ship would encounter.
[26:44.82]On Sunday, April 14, 1912,
[26:47.53]the Titanic was sailing peacefully
[26:49.75]through the northern Atlantic Ocean.
[26:51.56]At two different times during the day,
[26:54.06]radio messages were sent to the Titanic warning
[26:57.46]of large icebergs floating directly in the path of the large ship.
[27:51.83]For some unknown reason,
[27:53.49]neither of these messages reached the captain.
[27:55.79]At 11∶40 p.m., two lookouts spotted a large iceberg straight ahead.
[28:02.89]The first officer was in charge.
[28:05.76]He ordered the ship to turn left and the engines to be reversed.
[28:09.42]Engineers now believe that if the ship had been allowed
[28:12.70]to hit the iceberg head on,
[28:14.70]some damage would have been done,
[28:16.64]but nothing fatal.
[29:08.21] As it was,
[29:09.09]the ship hit the iceberg on its side
[29:11.19]and it sank eventually.
[29:13.96]Now the passage will be read for the third time.
[29:17.59]The RMS Titanic slipped out of the harbor in Southampton,
[29:23.83]England, on April 10, 1912.
[29:27.20]It was the first voyage of this huge luxury liner
[29:30.86]said to be the largest and safest vessel on the seas.
[29:34.45]The pull of its powerful propellers almost caused an accident
[29:38.80]before it ever left the harbor.
[29:40.73]Another ship was pulled from its anchoring
[29:43.55]and came dangerously close to hitting the Titanic.
[29:45.96]You might say this was an indication of events to come.
[29:49.49]Two of the ship’s builders were on board
[29:52.49]to make sure that no problems were found.
[29:54.58]They assured everyone that
[29:56.58]this beautiful ship was practically unsinkable,
[29:59.18]for it had been constructed to withstand what they believed
[30:02.89]would be the worst possible disaster the ship would face.
[30:06.23]Even if four of its watertight compartments were compromised,
[30:10.24]it would stay afloat as usual.
[30:12.58]The builders were so sure of its quality that
[30:15.73]they were not prepared for the disaster the ship would encounter.
[30:18.48]On Sunday, April 14, 1912,
[30:22.02]the Titanic was sailing peacefully
[30:24.39]through the northern Atlantic Ocean.
[30:26.33]At two different times during the day,
[30:28.89]radio messages were sent to the Titanic warning
[30:32.07]of large icebergs floating directly
[30:34.42]in the path of the large ship. For some unknown reason,
[30:37.54]neither of these messages reached the captain. At 11∶40 p.m.,
[30:42.94]two lookouts spotted a large iceberg straight ahead.
[30:46.69]The first officer was in charge.
[30:49.67]He ordered the ship to turn left
[30:52.66]and the engines to be reversed.
[30:54.41]Engineers now believe that
[30:56.19]if the ship had been allowed to hit the iceberg head on,
[30:59.13]some damage would have been done, but nothing fatal.
[31:02.70]As it was, the ship hit the iceberg on its side
[31:06.09]and it sank eventually.
[31:08.72]This is the end of listening comprehension.

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