Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay on happiness by referring to the saying "Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. "You can cite examples to illustrate your point and then explain how you can developyour ability to deal with problems and be happy. You should write at least 150 wordsbut 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 ofeach conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what ,was said. Both theconversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After ecwh qnestion there will be apause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A ), B．, C． and D), anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the corrresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1with a single line through the centare.
1. A．The rock band needs more hours of practice.
B．The rock band is going to play here for a month.
C．Their hard work has resulted in a big success.
D．He appreciates the woman's help with the band.
2. A．Go on a diving tour in Europe.
C．Travel overseas on his own.
B．Add 300 dollars to his budget.
D．Join a package tour to Mexico.
3. A．In case some problem should occur.
B．Something unexpected has happened.
C．To avoid more work later on.
D．To make better preparations.
4. A．The woman asked for a free pass to try out the facilities.
B．The man is going to renew his membership in a fitness center.
C．The woman can give the man a discount if he joins the club now.
D．The man can try out the facilities before he becomes a member.
5. A．He is not afraid of challenge.
B．He is not fit to study science.
C．He is worried about the test.
D．He is going to drop the physics course.
6. A．Pay for part of the picnic food.
B．Invite Gary's family to dinner.
C．Buy something special for Gary.
D．Take some food to the picnic.
7. A．Bus drivers' working conditions.
B．A labor dispute at a bus company.
D．A corporate takeover.
8. A． The bank statement.
B．Their sales overseas.
C．The payment for an order.
D．The check just deposited.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9. A．A hotel receptionist.
B．A private secretary.
C．A shop assistant.
D．A sales manager.
10. A． Voice.
11. A． Arrange one more interview.
B．Offer the job to David Wallace.
C．Report the matter to their boss.
D．Hire Barbara Jones on a trial basis.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. A． He invented the refrigerator.
B． He patented his first invention.
C． He got a degree in Mathematics.
D．He was admitted to university.
13. A． He distinguished himself in low temperatu, re physics.
B． He fell in love with Natasha Willoughby.
C． He became a professor of Mathematics.
D．He started to work on refrigeration.
14. A． Finding the true nature of subatoraic particles.
B． Their work on very high frequency radio waves.
C． Laying the foundations of modern mathematics.
D．Their discovery of the laws of cause and effect.
15. A． To teach at a university.
B． To patent his inventions.
C． To spend his remaining years.
D．To have a three-week holiday.
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hearsome questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you heara question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A．, B．, C． andD). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through thecentre.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A． They have fallen prey to wolves,
B． They have become a tourist attraction.
C． They have caused lots of damage to crops.
D．They have become a headache to the community.
17. A． To celebrate their victory.