Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay explaining why it is unwise to put all
your eggs in one basket. You can give examples to illustrate your point. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each
conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the
questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must
read the four choices marked A ),B．, C． andD．, and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the
corresponding letter on Answer Sheet1 with a single line through the centre.
1. A. They might be stolen goods.
B． They might be fake products.
C． They might be faulty products.
D． They might be smuggled goods.
2.A． They are civil servants.
B． They are job applicants.
C． They are news reporters.
D． They are public speakers.
3.A． The man has decided to quit his computer class.
B． The woman wants to get a degree in administration.
C． A computer degree is a must for administrative work.
D． The man went to change the time of his computer class.
4.A． A lot of contestants participated in the show.
B． The fifth contestant won the biggest prize.
C． It was not as exciting as he had expected.
D． It was sponsored by a car manufacturer.
5.A． Reading a newspaper column.
B． Looking at a railway timetable.
C． Driving from New York to Boston.
D． Waiting for someone at the airport.
6.A． He wears a coat bought in the mall.
B． He got a new job at the barbershop.
C． He had a finger hurt last night.
D． He had his hair cut yesterday.
7.A． He cannot appreciate the Picasso exhibition.
B． Even his nephew can draw as well as Picasso.
C． He is not quite impressed with modern paintings.
D． Some drawings by kindergarten kids are excellent.
8.A． He should not put the cart before the horse.
B． His conduct does not square with his words.
C． His attitude to student government has changed.
D． He has long been involved in student government.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9.A． She left her own car in Manchester.
B． Something went wrong with her car.
C． She wants to go traveling on the weekend.
D． Her car won't be back in a week's time.
11.A． Third-party insurance.
B． Value-added tax.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.A． How to update the basic facilities.
B． What to do to enhance their position.
C． Where to locate their plant.
D． How to attract investments.
13.A． Their road link to other European countries is fast.
B． They are all located in the south of France.
C． They are very close to each other.
D． Their basic facilities are good.
14.A． Try to avoid making a hasty decision.
B． Take advantage of the train links.
C． Talk with the local authorities.
D． Conduct field surveys first.
15.A． Future product distribution.
B． Local employment policies.
C． Road and rail links for small towns.
D． Skilled workforce in the hilly region.
Directions.. In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must
choose the best answer from the four choices marked A ) , B ) , C． and D ) . Then mark the corresponding
letter on ,Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16.A． One fifth of them were on bad terms with their sisters and brothers.
B． About one eighth of them admitted to lingering bitter feelings.
C． More than half of them were involved in inheritance disputes.
D． Most of them had broken with their sisters and brothers.
17.A． Less concern with money matters.
B． More experience in worldly affairs.
C． Advance in age.
D． Freedom from work.