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[00:16.35]Model Test Five
[00:18.61]Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension
[00:22.23]Section A
[00:24.05]Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations
[00:29.60]and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or
[00:34.79]more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the
[00:39.02]conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After
[00:44.32]each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must
[00:48.29]read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which
[00:54.38]is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer
[00:59.60]Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
[01:04.38]Now, let’s begin with the eight short conversations.
[01:08.25]11. M: Mary, who’s the guy you were with at the movie theater last night?
[01:14.04]W: Oh, he’s Mark. He’s my English teacher. He’s learning Chinese
[01:17.96]from me and the film was my lesson for him.
[01:21.99]Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
[01:40.91]12.M: How would you like to go to McDonald’s for lunch?
[01:45.69]W: I don’t mind going there, but there is something I hate. It’s
[01:49.28]too noisy inside especially during the weekends.
[01:53.97]Q: What does the woman say about lunch at McDonald’s?
[02:14.36]13. M: You know what, Michael told me the other day that he got a
[02:19.64]second-hand TV set which is still in good condition. And do you know
[02:24.23]the price he paid for it?
[02:26.14]W: Well, he said he paid 50 dollars for it. And I think he got
[02:29.83]a real bargain.
[02:32.02]Q: What does the woman think of the price of the TV set?
[02:52.31]14.W: There are so many children at the school. I wonder how
[02:57.41]the teacher keeps track of them!
[02:59.84]M: I used to get cold feet at the thought of teaching a class
[03:03.03]of 100. That’s a fact.
[03:06.18]Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
[03:26.06]15. W: Hello, Mr. Johnson! I’m calling about the car you advertised.
[03:32.59] Can you tell me something about it?
[03:34.78]M: It’s my wife’s car and she’s the one who puts the advertisement
[03:38.60]in the paper. But I’ll try, she isn’t here right now.
[03:43.79]Q: What is the man trying to do?
[04:02.96]16. M: Do you still remember our old classmate, Mary King? She
[04:09.64]called me the other day. She had just come back, and she also
[04:13.46]mentioned you. So what about going out to dinner on Friday night?
[04:18.43]Any suggestions?
[04:19.68]W: You have the final word. I don’t know any restaurant here.
[04:23.61]Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?
[04:43.94]17. W: I’m not swimming in the lake unless it warms up outside today.
[04:49.57]M: Me neither. I think it’s supposed to stay as cold all day.
[04:55.53]Q: What can be inferred about the speakers?
[05:15.09]18. W: So how was the drama club’s new production last night?
[05:20.43]Did I miss out on anything good?
[05:23.12]M: Hardly, I kept looking at my watch the whole time.
[05:27.90]Q: What does the man mean?
[05:46.16]Now you’ll hear two long conversations.
[05:50.22]Conversation One
[05:52.73]W: I’m so worried about Marc these days. Ever since he moved into
[05:57.26]his own apartment he’s been losing weight.
[05:59.88]M: He moved into his own apartment? Well, no wonder he’s
[06:03.85]looking so thin. He really should try to gain some weight.
[06:07.82]He’s probably not eating enough.
[06:10.13]W: Yes. Well, anyway, how’s Tim these days?
[06:13.91]M: Tim? Oh, Tim has me worried, too. He is really getting much too fat.
[06:19.66]He needs to lose about 75 pounds now. I don’t know what to do.
[06:24.82]I keep telling him to go on a diet, but he gets angry every time
[06:29.50]I try to talk to him about it.
[06:31.57]W: 75 pounds? That’s a lot of weight to lose.
[06:35.35]What does Tim eat?
[06:36.96]M: I really don’t know. But I am sure he is eating too much cake and candy.
[06:42.43]I keep telling him, “Tim, dear, you will just have to eat more fruit
[06:47.00]and less candy.” He doesn’t listen to me.
[06:50.68]Maybe Marc should talk to him.
[06:52.71]W: Well, maybe. Oh, did I tell you he’s decided to be a vegetarian?
[06:57.47]That has me very worried. He only eats vegetables and fruit.
[07:01.72]M: Marc doesn’t eat any meat? That’s probably why he’s so thin!
[07:07.06]Does he smoke?
[07:08.01]W: Does he smoke? About two packs of cigarettes a day.
[07:11.94]That’s my son – a smoking vegetarian.
[07:15.57]M: Marc smokes two packs a day? Hmmm, you know,
[07:20.22]if he stopped smoking he would gain weight.
[07:23.01]I know he would. Tim put on a lot of weight
[07:26.00]when he stopped smoking. But Tim has another problem – even worse.
[07:31.10]He drinks soda. Soda for lunch. Soda for dinner.
[07:35.57]Does Marc drink it?
[07:36.91]W: No, not very much. Just a little from time to time.
[07:41.22]Maybe Tim needs a little exercise.
[07:44.54]Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
[07:49.85]19. What’s the problem with Marc?
[08:12.18]20. Which of the following is true about Tim?
[08:33.60]21. What’s the man’s suggestion to Marc?
[08:56.08]Conversation Two
[08:58.29]M: Hi, Janet, you’re so lucky to be done with your final exams and term paper.
[09:04.17]I still have two more finals to take.
[09:06.64]W: Really?
[09:07.73]M: Yeah, so what’re you doing this summer, anything special?
[09:11.61]W: Well, actually yeah. My parents have always liked taking my sister
[09:15.61]and me to different places in the United States. You know, places with
[09:19.67]historical significance. I guess they wanted to reinforce the stuff
[09:24.36]we learned in school about history. And so even though we are older now,
[09:28.24]they still do once in a while.
[09:30.37]M: Oh, so where are you going this summer?
[09:32.87]W: Well, this summer. It’s finally going to be Gettysburg.
[09:36.68]M: Finally? You mean they never took you there yet? I mean Gettysburg.
[09:42.18]It’s probably the most famous civil war site in the country.
[09:46.56]It’s only a couple of hours away. I think that would be one of
[09:50.02]the first places that they’ve taken you. I have been there a couple of times.
[09:54.65]W: We were going to go about ten, well, no, it was exactly ten years ago.
[10:00.27]But I don’t know. Something happened, I cannot remember what…
[10:04.55]M: Something changed your plans.
[10:06.90]W: Yeah, don’t ask me what it was, but we ended up not going anywhere that year.
[10:11.46]I hope that doesn’t happen again this year. I wrote a paper about
[10:14.33]Gettysburg last semester for a history class.
[10:17.68]I was to make a thorough investigation
[10:20.02]on the political situation in the United States
[10:22.74]right after the battle at Gettysburg,
[10:24.96]so I’m eager to see the place.
[10:27.68]Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
[10:34.05]22. What are the two speakers mainly discussing?
[10:55.70]23. What does the man find surprising about the woman?
[11:17.18]24. Why do the woman’s parents take them to various places?
[11:40.34]25. What does the woman worry about this year?
[12:01.12]Section B
[12:03.21]Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages.
[12:09.42]At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions.
[12:14.21]Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once.
[12:19.46]After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer
[12:23.71]from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D).
[12:28.85]Then mark the corresponding letter
[12:31.19]on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
[12:36.14]Passage One
[12:38.17]Around the world more and more people are taking part in dangerous sports
[12:43.23]and activities. Of course, there have always been people who have looked for
[12:48.04]adventure — those who have climbed the highest mountains,
[12:51.83]explored unknown parts of the world or sailed in small boats
[12:55.76] across the greatest oceans. Now, however, there are people who look for
[13:00.91]an immediate pleasure from a dangerous activity which may
[13:04.72]only last a few minutes or even seconds.
[13:08.48]Bungee jumping is considered to be a good example of such an activity.
[13:13.01]You jump from a high place about 200 meters above the ground
[13:17.66]with an elastic rope tied to your ankles. You fall at up to 150
[13:22.88]kilometers an hour until the rope stops you from hitting the ground.
[13:27.60]It is said that 2 million people around the world have now
[13:31.16]tried bungee jumping. Other activities which most people
[13:35.76]would say are as dangerous as bungee jumping include jumping from
[13:39.19]tall buildings and diving into the sea from the top of high rocks.
[13:44.35]Why do people take part in such activities as these?
[13:47.78]Some psychologists suggest that it is because life in
[13:51.54]modern societies has become safe and boring. Not very long ago,
[13:56.66]people’s lives were constantly under danger. They had to go out and
[14:01.25]hunt for food, and life was a continuous battle for survival.
[14:05.91]Nowadays, according to many people, life offers little excitement.
[14:10.76]They live and work in relatively safe conditions; they buy food in shops;
[14:16.57]and there are doctors and hospitals to look after them if they become ill.
[14:21.41]The answer for some of these people is to look for danger
[14:24.69]in activities such as bungee jumping.
[14:27.97]Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[14:33.94]26. What is special about bungee jumping according to the passage?
[14:55.64]27. Why do people take part in dangerous sports according to the passage?
[15:18.24]28. What is mainly talked about in this passage?
[15:40.15]Passage Two
[15:44.31]Pulling heavy suitcases all day in the summer is hard work, especially
[15:49.37]when you are a thin 14year-old. That was me in 1940 — the youngest
[15:55.17]and smallest baggage boy at New York City’s Pennsylvania Railway Station.
[16:00.42]After just a few days on the job, I began noticing that the other fellows
[16:05.05]were overcharging passengers. I’d like to join them, thinking,
[16:09.26]“Everyone else is doing it.” When I got home that night,
[16:13.13]I told my father what I wanted to do. “You give an honest day’s work,”
[16:17.58]he said, looking at me straight in my eyes. “They are paying you.
[16:21.92]If they want to do that, you let them do that.” I followed my father’s advice
[16:26.76]for the rest of that summer and have lived by his words ever since.
[16:31.20]Of all the jobs I’ve had, it was my experience at Pennsylvania Railway Station
[16:36.33]that stuck with me. Now I teach my players to have respect for other people
[16:42.05]and their possessions. Being a member of a team is a totally shared experience.
[16:47.87]If one person steals, it destroys trust and hurts everyone.
[16:53.08]I can put up with many things, but not with people who steal.
[16:57.70]If one of my players was caught stealing, he’d be gone.
[17:02.48]Whether you are on a sports team, in an office or a member of a family,
[17:07.00]if you can’t trust one another, there’s going to be trouble.
[17:10.71]Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[17:15.68]29. What can be inferred about the baggage boys?
[17:37.90]30. What does the father’s advice imply?
[17:58.01]31. Why can’t the speaker put up with stealing?
[18:19.69]32. What can be concluded from this passage about the speaker?
[18:40.66]Passage Three
[18:43.60]People have been painting pictures for at least 30,000years.
[18:48.06]The earliest pictures were painted by people who hunted animals.
[18:51.71]They used to paint pictures of the animals they wanted to catch.
[18:56.29]Pictures of this kind have been found on the walls of caves
[19:00.36]in France and Spain. No one knows why they were painted there.
[19:04.61]Perhaps the painters thought that their pictures would
[19:07.70]help them to catch these animals. Or perhaps human beings always
[19:11.27]wanted to tell stories in pictures.
[19:14.71]About 5,000 years ago the Egyptians and other people
[19:18.73]in the Near East began to use pictures as a kind of writing.
[19:23.26]They drew simple pictures or signs to represent things and ideas,
[19:28.46]and also to represent the sounds of their language.
[19:33.09]The signs these people used became a kind of alphabet.
[19:35.74]The Egyptians used to record information and to tell stories
[19:39.20]by putting picture-writing and pictures together.
[19:42.30]When an important person died, scenes and stories from his life
[19:46.67]were painted and carved on the walls of the place where he was buried.
[19:50.64]Some of them are like modern comic-strip stories. It has been said
[19:54.67]that Egypt is the home of the comic strip. But, for the Egyptians,
[19:58.64]pictures still had magic power. So they did not try to make their way
[20:03.11]of writing simple. The ordinary people could not understand it.
[20:07.45]By the year 1000 BC, people who lived in the area around the Mediterranean
[20:12.99]Sea had developed a simpler system of writing. The signs they used
[20:17.32]were very easy to write, and there were fewer of them than in the
[20:21.24]Egyptians system. Later, the Romans copied the idea, and the Roman
[20:26.77]alphabet is now used all over the world.
[20:29.39]Questions 33 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[20:34.96]33. Why were pictures of animals painted on the walls of caves in France and Spain?
[20:57.37]34. What did people in the Near East use pictures as 5000 years ago?
[21:19.88]35. Where is the home of the comic strip?
[21:41.76]Section C
[21:43.51]Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.
[21:49.20]When the passage is read for the first time, you should listen carefully
[21:53.33]for its general idea. When the passage is read for the second time,
[21:58.85]you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43 with
[22:04.13]the exact words you have just heard. For blanks numbered from 44 to 46
[22:12.26]you are required to fill in the missing information. For these blanks,
[22:16.73]you can either use the exact words you have just heard or write down
[22:21.48]the main points in your own words.
[22:24.25]Finally, when the passage is read for the third time,
[22:28.78]you should check what you have written.
[22:31.87]Now listen to the passage.
[22:34.84]World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly
[22:39.96]in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
[22:46.12]Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day,
[22:50.90]led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme.
[22:55.59]World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, including street rallies,
[23:00.72]bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools,
[23:06.99]tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.
[23:13.05]Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment deliver statements
[23:17.74]on that day and commit themselves to care for the Earth.
[23:21.68]More serious pledges are made which lead to the establishment of permanent
[23:26.34]governmental structures dealing with environmental management
[23:30.65]and economic planning. This observance also provides an opportunity
[23:34.71]to sign or approve international environmental conventions.
[23:39.30]The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2004
[23:44.83]will be held in Barcelona, Spain in close collaboration
[23:49.37]with the Universal Forum of Cultures. The World Environment Day theme
[23:54.77]selected for 2004 is Wanted! Seas and Oceans —Dead or Alive?
[24:00.75]The theme asks that we make a choice as to how we want to
[24:05.40]treat the Earth’s seas and oceans.
[24:07.33]It also calls on each and every one of us to act.
[24:09.93]Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and alive or polluted and dead?
[24:15.02]UNEP is honored that the City of Barcelona,
[24:18.50]the Catalan Regional Government and the Government of Spain
[24:22.03]will be hosting this important United Nations day.
[24:25.82]World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5 June.
[24:31.20]It is one of the principal vehicles through which the
[24:34.25]United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment
[24:38.92]and enhances political attention and action.
[24:43.08]Now the passage will be read again.
[24:48.12]World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly
[24:52.62]in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
[24:59.62]Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day,
[25:03.87]led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme.
[25:08.78]World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways, including street rallies,
[25:14.09]bicycles parades, green concerts, essay and poster competitions in schools,
[25:19.71]tree planting, recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.
[25:26.21]Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment
[25:29.99]deliver statements on that day and commit themselves to care for the Earth.
[25:34.80]More serious pledges are made which lead to the establishment
[25:38.74]of permanent governmental structures dealing with environmental
[25:43.21]management and economic planning. This observance also
[25:47.12]provides an opportunity to sign or approve international
[25:50.62]environmental conventions.
[26:43.12]The main international celebrations of the
[26:45.46]World Environment Day 2004 will be held in Barcelona,
[26:50.09]Spain in close collaboration with the Universal Forum of Cultures.
[26:55.80]The World Environment Day theme selected for 2004 is Wanted!
[27:00.49]Seas and Oceans —Dead or Alive? The theme asks that
[27:05.24]we make a choice as to how we want to treat the Earth’s seas and oceans.
[28:00.25]It also calls on each and every one of us to act.
[28:03.47]Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and alive or polluted and dead?
[28:08.43]UNEP is honored that the City of Barcelona, the Catalan Regional Government
[28:14.06]and the Government of Spain will be hosting this important United Nations day.
[28:19.68]World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5 June.
[28:24.68]It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations
[28:28.84]stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and
[28:32.40]enhances political attention and action.
[29:25.64]Now the passage will be read for the third time.
[29:30.21]World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly
[29:35.14]in 1972 to mark the opening of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
[29:42.27]Another resolution, adopted by the General Assembly the same day,
[29:46.71]led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme.
[29:51.02]World Environment Day can be celebrated in many ways,
[29:54.58]including street rallies, bicycles parades, green concerts,
[29:59.40]essay and poster competitions in schools, tree planting,
[30:03.58]recycling efforts, clean-up campaigns and much more.
[30:08.46]Heads of State, Prime Ministers and Ministers of Environment
[30:12.95]deliver statements on that day and commit themselves to care for the Earth.
[30:16.90]More serious pledges are made which lead to the establishment of
[30:20.86]permanent governmental structures dealing with environmental management
[30:25.24]and economic planning. This observance also provides
[30:28.98]an opportunity to sign or approve international environmental conventions.
[30:35.05]The main international celebrations of the World Environment Day 2004
[30:40.21]will be held in Barcelona, Spain in close collaboration
[30:44.77]with the Universal Forum of Cultures. The World Environment Day theme
[30:49.14]selected for 2004 is Wanted! Seas and Oceans —Dead or Alive?
[30:55.58]The theme asks that we make a choice as to how we want to
[31:01.16]treat the Earth’s seas and oceans. It also calls on each and
[31:03.41]every one of us to act. Do we want to keep seas and oceans healthy and
[31:07.63]alive or polluted and dead? UNEP is honored that the City of Barcelona,
[31:13.42]the Catalan Regional Government and the Government of Spain
[31:17.76]will be hosting this important United Nations day.
[31:21.32]World Environment Day is commemorated each year on 5 June.
[31:26.51]It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations
[31:30.77]stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment
[31:34.16]and enhances political attention and action.
[31:38.99]This is the end of listening comprehension.

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