Part Ⅱ Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of eachconversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and thequestions wiil be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you mustread the four choices marked A),B．, C． and D．, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark thecorresponding letter on Answer r Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
1. A．Proceed in his own way.
B． Stick to the original plan.
C. Compromise with his colleague.
D． Try to change his colleague's mind.
2. A．Mary has a keen eye for style.
B． Nancy regrets buying the dress.
C． Nancy and Mary went shopping together in Rome.
D． Nancy and Mary like to follow the latest fashion.
3. A．Wash the dishes.
B． Go to the theatre.
C． Pick up George and Martha.
D． Take her daughter to hospital.
4. A．She enjoys making up stories about other people.
B． She can never keep anything to herself for long.
C． She is eager to share news with the woman.
D． She is the best informed woman in town.
5. A．A car dealer.
B． A mechanic.
C． A driving examiner.
D． A technical consultant.
6. A．The shopping mall has been deserted recently.
B． Shoppers can only find good stores in the mall.
C． Lots of people moved out of the downtown area.
D． There isn't much business downtown nowadays.
7. A．He will help the woman with her reading.
B． The lounge is not a place for him to study in.
C． He feels sleepy whenever he tries to study.
D． A cozy place is rather hard to find on campus.
8. A．To protect her from getting scratches.
B． To help relieve her of the pain.
C． To prevent mosquito bites.
D． To avoid getting sunburnt.
Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A．In a studio.
B． In a clothing store.
C． At a beach resort.
D． At a fashion show.
10. A．To live there permanently.
B． To stay there for half a year.
C． To find a better job to support herself.
D． To sell leather goods for a British company.
11. A．Designing fashion items for several companies.
B． Modeling for a world-famous Italian company.
C． Working as an employee for Ferragamo.
D． Serving as a sales agent for Burberrys.
12. A．It has seen a steady decline in .its profits.
B． It has become much more competitive.
C． It has lost many customers to foreign companies.
D． It has attracted a lot more designers from abroad.
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
13. A．It helps her to attract more public attention.
B．It improves her chance of getting promoted.
C． It strengthens her relationship with students.
D．It enables her to understand people better.
15. A．It keeps haunting her day and night.
B．Her teaching was somewhat affected by it.
C． It vanishes the moment she steps into her role.
Ｄ． Her mind goes blank once she gets on the stage.
Directions In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear somequestions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you mustchoose the best answer from the four choices marked A),B．, C． and D ). Then mark the correspondingletter on Answer Sheet I with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 19 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A．To win over the majority of passengers from airlines in twenty years.
B． To reform railroad management in western European countries.
C． To electrify the railway lines between major European cities.
Ｄ． To set up an express train network throughout Europe.
17. A．Major European airlines will go bankrupt.
B． Europeans will pay much less for traveling.
C． Traveling time by train between major European cities will be cut by half.
D． Trains will become the safest and most efficient means of travel in Europe.
18. A．Train travel will prove much more comfortable than air travel.
B． Passengers will feel much safer on board a train than on a plane.