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[00:11.95]Model Test Seven
[00:13.47]Part Ⅲ Listening Comprehension
[00:17.20]Section A
[00:18.92]Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations
[00:24.86]and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation,
[00:30.44]one or more questions will be asked about what was said.
[00:33.51]Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once.
[00:38.05]After each question there will be a pause. During the pause,
[00:43.31]you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D),
[00:48.53]and decide which is the best answer.
[00:51.25]Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2
[00:56.22]with a single line through the centre.
[00:58.44]Now, let’s begin with the eight short conversations.
[01:03.16]11. M: I think I’ll run down to the bookstore and get a few things.
[01:10.03]W: But aren’t we going to meet Mary at the student center?
[01:13.63]She is expecting us at 4, and it’s almost now.
[01:16.84]Q: What does the woman mean?
[01:36.69]12. W: Did Shirley meet you at the airport yesterday?
[01:40.54]M: Yes. But she surely got tired waiting for my flight to get in.
[01:45.01]We circled the airport for three hours.
[01:47.82]Q: What can we conclude from the man’s reply?
[02:07.26]13. W: You need to decide what you are going to do to
[02:13.09]get your research project done.
[02:15.03]M: I have got the background information together,
[02:17.84]now all I need is to find the right subject to observe.
[02:21.76]Q: How is the man’s research going on?
[02:42.39]14. W: I have got to give my presentation in class tomorrow,
[02:47.45]and I am so nervous.
[02:49.58]M: Maybe you just need a trial run,
[02:51.89]why don’t you use me as your audience?
[02:54.54]Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
[03:15.07]15. W: I don’t know why the university requires freshmen
[03:20.13]to live in dorms for a whole year!
[03:21.91]M: Cheer up,
[03:23.19]you’ll be able to live off-campus next year if you want.
[03:27.13]Q: What is true about the woman?
[03:45.91]16. M: I don’t want to buy the book Professor White told us
[03:51.95]to read for the exam.
[03:53.19]Do you think you could lend me yours?
[03:55.29]W: Well, I’m not using it right now.
[03:57.76]But I really need to keep it handy just in case.
[04:00.60]Q: What does the woman mean?
[04:21.05]17. M: I haven’t heard from Sally since she entered medical school.
[04:26.55]I wonder how she’s doing.
[04:28.33]W: Well, I get to know she gave our department secretary her new address
[04:33.08]and phone number. Why don’t you try to get in touch with her?
[04:36.42]Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
[04:57.72]18. M: Hi, I have a map of the campus,
[05:02.29]but I still can’t find the building with the new sculpture exhibit.
[05:05.38]Can you tell me how to get there?
[05:07.94]W: It looks like an old map.
[05:09.73]Follow me, I’m just going that way myself.
[05:12.86]Q: What does the woman mean?
[05:32.18]Now you’ll hear two long conversations.
[05:35.37]Conversation One
[05:38.08]M: Oh. Hi there. A beauty, isn’t she?
[05:42.02]Do you want to take her for a test ride?
[05:44.61]W: Well . . . Um. How old is it?
[05:47.08]M: Well, it’s only three years old.
[05:49.46]W: And what’s the mileage?
[05:51.28]M: Uh, let me check. Oh yes. 75,000 miles.
[05:55.93]W: 75,000 miles?
[05:57.96]That’s quite a bit for a car that’s only three years old.
[06:01.08]M: Well, once you’re in the driver’s seat,
[06:03.88]you’ll fall in love with her. Get in.
[06:05.82]W: Ugh . . . Uh, I can’t seem to get the door open.
[06:09.41]It could be broken.
[06:10.76]M: Ah, just give her a little tap.
[06:13.15]Ugh. Now she’s opened.
[06:15.16]W: Great. A door I have to beat up to open.
[06:18.03]M: Hey. Get in and start her up.
[06:20.44]W: Oh, there seems to be something wrong.
[06:22.40]M: Well, it’s probably the battery.
[06:24.90]I know she has enough gas in her,
[06:27.34]and I had our mechanic check her out just yesterday.
[06:29.86]Try it again.
[06:31.43]W: Okay. How much is this anyway?
[06:33.58]M: Oh. It’s a real bargain today and tomorrow only at $15,775,
[06:40.39]plus you get the extended warranty covering defects, wear,
[06:44.55]and tear beyond the normal maintenance on the vehicle
[06:47.92]for an extra $500 for the next 30,000 miles.
[06:52.01]W: Uh. Well, almost $16,000 is a little out of my price range,
[06:57.05]plus the seats covers are torn a little.
[06:59.76]M: Well, hey, I might be able to talk the manager into lowering
[07:03.99]the price another two hundred dollars, but that’s about all.
[07:07.14]W: No, thanks. I think I’ll just keep looking.
[07:10.01]Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
[07:15.49]19. What is the man trying to do?
[07:38.02]20. What is the problem with the door of the vehicle?
[07:59.51]21. What can we conclude from the end of the conversation?
[08:22.29]Conversation Two
[08:23.47]M: Good morning.
[08:25.83]Today we’ll be talking about goal-setting and we have a special guest here,
[08:29.60]Kate Warwick. Welcome to our program, Mrs. Warwick.
[08:33.33]W: Thank you.
[08:34.66]M: So Mrs. Warwick, can you tell us about your work in goal-setting?
[08:38.85]W: OK. When it comes to goal-setting, I’m really focused. For example,
[08:44.41]if I want to lose weight,
[08:46.01]I will get a group of friends around me
[08:47.60]and tell them I want to lose weight
[08:49.82]and increase my health.
[08:51.16]Then I’ll take actions to achieve this goal
[08:53.91]by refraining from eating poor foods, etc.
[08:57.16]M: Well, why do you gather some close friends together?
[09:01.91]W: It is important for me because I need support.
[09:04.35]I know I can’t do it on my own.
[09:06.32]Also it helps because I am able to share my problems with them.
[09:10.94]And by telling other people,
[09:12.85]“I really want to do this and I seek your help”,
[09:15.47]they can keep you honest I suppose.
[09:17.60]M: So setting goals helps people achieve something.
[09:21.19]But is there anything negative about goal-setting?
[09:24.78]W: Yes. If you set yourself a goal and you’re so focused on it,
[09:29.07]then you will be close-minded to other things that happen.
[09:32.53]M: Why is it that most people do so badly at reaching goals?
[09:36.66]W: They lose focus. Everybody’s life is busy.
[09:40.10]There is so much happening in everybody’s life
[09:42.60]that what happens is that they might have a goal,
[09:45.60]and then something will get in the road of that.
[09:48.03]M: Once you reach a goal, what’s the next step?
[09:51.41]W: One thing that I would strongly encourage is to celebrate success.
[09:55.00]Once you have made and reached that level,
[09:57.53]it is a real must to celebrate it.
[10:00.03]That way you are acknowledging it to yourself,
[10:02.66]you’re acknowledging this level of achievement.
[10:05.28]Questions 22 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
[10:11.35]22. What’s the woman’s purpose
[10:15.91]when she tells her friends she wants to lose weight?
[10:35.54]23. What is the disadvantage of being so focused on one’s goal?
[10:57.49]24. What is the reason why most people fail to reach their goals?
[11:21.26]25. What should one do after reaching a goal according to the woman?
[11:44.95]Section B
[11:45.95]Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages.
[11:52.43]At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions.
[11:56.96]Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once.
[12:01.90]After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer
[12:07.02]from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D).
[12:11.59]Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2
[12:16.06]with a single line through the centre.
[12:18.59]Passage One
[12:20.52]In some countries video games are fast becoming a social problem.
[12:26.15]They are prohibited in the Philippines and Indonesia.
[12:29.84]In Japan, those who are under 15 years old are forbidden
[12:34.46]to use the public machines at night.
[12:36.77]City elders across the United States are campaigning to restrict their numbers,
[12:43.00]while the Hong Kong government is proposing to license their operation.
[12:47.40]These video games are causing children to waste their money on them.
[12:51.84]Even adults are tempted to spend working hours playing them.
[12:56.34]In Singapore, the battle of man against the machines takes place
[13:00.77]in licensed amusement centers, mostly located in shopping centers.
[13:04.99]According to one estimate, each establishment can
[13:09.25]make between $250 and $1,500 a day.
[13:13.74]The schoolchildren in uniforms there are not allowed into these centers.
[13:19.05]However, one cannot help noticing that the majority of those
[13:23.09]who are often found in these places are youngsters.
[13:25.84]Many of them are schoolchildren who have changed out of their uniforms.
[13:30.38]Some play for the fun of it,
[13:33.13]others have turned them into a form of gambling,
[13:35.56]and some are hopelessly addicted to them.
[13:38.63]Now kids and adults alike play these games in the privacy of their homes.
[13:43.69]Video game sets have invaded most homes.
[13:47.13]The question that must be asked is:
[13:49.85]Have they any educational value?
[13:52.41]Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[13:58.41]26. In which parts of the world are video games restricted?
[14:21.87]27. Why are actions being taken by various governments on video games?
[14:45.86]28. What can we infer from the passage?
[15:07.75]Passage Two
[15:08.84]Knowledge can be gotten from many sources.
[15:11.94]These include books, teachers and practical experience,
[15:15.63]and each has its own advantages.
[15:18.53]The knowledge we gain from books and formal education
[15:22.51]enables us to learn about things
[15:25.22]that we have no chance to experience in daily life.
[15:28.03]We can study all the places in the world and learn from people
[15:32.82]we will never meet in our lifetime,
[15:34.97]just by reading about them in books.
[15:37.53]We can also develop our analytical skills and learn
[15:41.16]how to view and explain the world around us in different ways.
[15:44.97]In addition, we can learn from the past by reading books.
[15:49.62]In this way, we won’t repeat the mistakes of others
[15:53.59]and can build on their achievements.
[15:55.47]Practical experience,
[15:57.57]on the other hand,
[15:58.69]can give us more useful knowledge.
[16:01.53]It is said that one learns best by doing,
[16:03.78]and I believe that this is true,
[16:05.91]whether one is successful or not.
[16:08.03]In fact, I think making mistakes is the best way to learn.
[16:11.69]Besides, if one wants to make new advances,
[16:15.09]it is necessary to act.
[16:18.15]Innovations do not come about through reading
[16:21.22]but through experimentation.
[16:22.90]Finally, one can apply the skills and insights gained
[16:26.65]through the study of books to practical experience,
[16:30.40]making a meaningful experience more meaningful.
[16:33.37]However, unless it is applied to real experiences,
[16:37.19]book knowledge remains theoretical and, in the end,
[16:41.30]is useless. That is why I believe that knowledge
[16:44.25]gained from practical experience is more important than
[16:46.74]that gained from books.
[16:48.59]Questions 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[16:54.83]29. What is the passage mainly about?
[17:16.30]30. What is about the knowledge gained from
[17:21.73]practical experience according to the passage?
[17:41.22]31. Why does the speaker think that making mistakes is the best way to learn?
[18:05.63]Passage Three
[18:07.12]A team of scientists recently began a project to measure
[18:11.38]the effects of loud noises on sea animals.
[18:14.54]If the sounds don’t harm the animals,
[18:17.69]then the researchers can go ahead with a plan to transmit sound waves
[18:21.73]through the Pacific Ocean to take the earth’s temperature.
[18:25.19]Sound travels faster through warm water than cold water.
[18:29.69]By analyzing the speed of sound through the ocean over time,
[18:33.66]the scientists will be able to determine
[18:36.14]if our planet is warming up.
[18:37.89]The experiment was nearly cancelled more than a year ago
[18:41.58]because environmental groups fear
[18:43.53]that the sound will confuse or harm sea-animals.
[18:46.88]So scientists are conducting tests on the animals first.
[18:50.81]The researchers lowered a loud speaker
[18:53.69]that emits low frequency sound about 1,000 meters beneath the ocean.
[18:58.59]Scientists at the site transmit sound waves into the ocean.
[19:03.06]Radio transmitters attached to some of the sea animals
[19:06.82]help the researchers keep track of the animals’ movements.
[19:10.34]If sea-animals are distressed by the sounds,
[19:13.56]they would swim away from the speakers.
[19:16.07]So far, there aren’t any signs that the animals are being harmed.
[19:20.09]Researchers at the site noticed that large numbers of sea-animals swim
[19:24.38]near the speaker whether it was turned on or off,
[19:27.94]but it is still too soon to know for sure, the scientists admit.
[19:32.03]The tests will continue through September.
[19:35.15]“If all goes well,” they say,
[19:36.87]“we can begin measuring temperature changes on our planet.”
[19:41.62]Questions 32 to 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.
[19:46.87]32. What is the purpose of analyzing the speed of sound through the Pacific Ocean?
[20:11.29]33. Why was the experiment nearly cancelled?
[20:33.57]34. For what purpose were radio transmitters used?
[20:56.83]35. What was the reaction of the sea-animals in the sound tests?
[21:19.02]Section C
[21:20.40]Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.
[21:25.96]When the passage is read for the first time,
[21:29.12]you should listen carefully for its general idea.
[21:32.71]When the passage is read for the second time,
[21:35.90]you are required to fill in the blanks numbered from 36 to 43
[21:41.00]with the exact words you have just heard.
[21:44.58]For blanks numbered from 44 to 46 you are required
[21:50.08]to fill in the missing information.
[21:52.56]For these blanks, you can either use the exact words
[21:57.27]you have just heard or write down the main points in your own words.
[22:02.00]Finally, when the passage is read for the third time,
[22:06.08]you should check what you have written.
[22:09.15]Now listen to the passage.
[22:11.24]Have you heard of Bali, a place to the south of Indonesia?
[22:16.27]It's a small island but is becoming more and more famous
[22:20.18]by its fascinating tourist attractions enjoyed
[22:24.02]by hundreds of thousands of people from world at large.
[22:27.93]Bali is so marvelous that you could be fooled into thinking
[22:32.52]it was a painted curtain: rice trips down hillsides like giant steps,
[22:37.56]volcanoes soar through the clouds,
[22:40.33]the forests are lush and tropical,
[22:42.62]and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
[22:46.52]But the postcard paradise gloss has been manufactured
[22:50.44]and polished to some extent
[22:52.15]by the international tourist industry rather
[22:55.06]than by the Balinese themselves.
[22:57.55]Just considering the weather,
[22:59.56]the cooler dry season from April to October is the best time to visit Bali.
[23:04.99]The rest of the year is more humid,
[23:07.56]cloudier and has more rainstorms,
[23:09.90]but you can still enjoy a holiday.
[23:12.24]There are also distinct tourist seasons that affect the picture.
[23:16.31]The European summer holidays bring the biggest crowds —July,
[23:20.96]August and early September are busy.
[23:23.40]Accommodation, of course, can be tight in these months and prices
[23:28.23]are much higher than those in other seasons.
[23:29.95]Balinese festivals, holidays and special celebrations occur all the time,
[23:35.70]so don't worry about timing your visit to coincide with local events.
[23:40.42]It could be a nice treat to fuse into the local culture
[23:44.54]and enjoy the traditional cuisine and local delicacies.
[23:48.32]Transport from Ngurah Rai international airport,
[23:52.64]2.5km south of Kuta, is quite simple.
[23:56.26]Choose from an official taxi counter,
[23:59.26]where you pay a set price in advance,
[24:02.16]or walk across the airport car park
[24:04.60]and hail a metered cab.
[24:06.29]Now the passage will be read again.
[24:09.70]Have you heard of Bali, a place to the south of Indonesia?
[24:14.60]It's a small island but is becoming more and more famous
[24:19.17]by its fascinating tourist attractions enjoyed
[24:22.82]by hundreds of thousands of people from world at large.
[24:26.58]Bali is so marvelous that you could be fooled into thinking
[24:31.29]it was a painted curtain: rice trips down hillsides like giant steps,
[24:36.33]volcanoes soar through the clouds,
[24:39.13]the forests are lush and tropical,
[24:41.20]and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
[24:45.17]But the postcard paradise gloss has been manufactured
[24:48.97]and polished to some extent
[24:50.56]by the international tourist industry rather
[24:53.81]than by the Balinese themselves.
[24:55.85]Just considering the weather,
[24:58.31]the cooler dry season from April to October is the best time to visit Bali.
[25:03.87]The rest of the year is more humid,
[25:06.25]cloudier and has more rainstorms,
[25:08.78]but you can still enjoy a holiday.
[26:02.18]There are also distinct tourist seasons that affect the picture.
[26:05.18]The European summer holidays bring the biggest crowds —July,
[26:09.87]August and early September are busy.
[26:12.56]Accommodation, of course, can be tight in these months and prices
[26:16.97]are much higher than those in other seasons.
[27:09.19]Balinese festivals, holidays and special celebrations occur all the time,
[27:14.17]so don't worry about timing your visit to coincide with local events.
[27:19.38]It could be a nice treat to fuse into the local culture
[27:23.26]and enjoy the traditional cuisine and local delicacies.
[27:26.88]Transport from Ngurah Rai international airport,
[27:31.22]2.5km south of Kuta, is quite simple.
[27:34.94]Choose from an official taxi counter,
[27:37.79]where you pay a set price in advance,
[27:40.22]or walk across the airport car park
[27:43.48]and hail a metered cab.
[28:36.65]Now the passage will be read for the third time.
[28:40.90]Have you heard of Bali, a place to the south of Indonesia?
[28:45.20]It's a small island but is becoming more and more famous
[28:49.15]by its fascinating tourist attractions enjoyed
[28:53.21]by hundreds of thousands of people from world at large.
[28:56.86]Bali is so marvelous that you could be fooled into thinking
[29:01.48]it was a painted curtain: rice trips down hillsides like giant steps,
[29:06.21]volcanoes soar through the clouds,
[29:09.09]the forests are lush and tropical,
[29:11.55]and the beaches are lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
[29:15.36]But the postcard paradise gloss has been manufactured
[29:19.24]and polished to some extent
[29:20.92]by the international tourist industry rather
[29:24.45]than by the Balinese themselves.
[29:26.58]Just considering the weather,
[29:28.39]the cooler dry season from April to October is the best time to visit Bali.
[29:33.89]The rest of the year is more humid,
[29:36.39]cloudier and has more rainstorms,
[29:39.07]but you can still enjoy a holiday.
[29:41.36]There are also distinct tourist seasons that affect the picture.
[29:45.26]The European summer holidays bring the biggest crowds —July,
[29:49.95]August and early September are busy.
[29:52.67]Accommodation, of course, can be tight in these months and prices
[29:57.23]are much higher than those in other seasons.
[29:58.89]Balinese festivals, holidays and special celebrations occur all the time,
[30:04.49]so don't worry about timing your visit to coincide with local events.
[30:09.45]It could be a nice treat to fuse into the local culture
[30:13.48]and enjoy the traditional cuisine and local delicacies.
[30:17.42]Transport from Ngurah Rai international airport,
[30:21.23]2.5km south of Kuta, is quite simple.
[30:24.98]Choose from an official taxi counter,
[30:28.26]where you pay a set price in advance,
[30:30.45]or walk across the airport car park
[30:33.70]and hail a metered cab.
[30:37.51]This is the end of listening comprehension.

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