2. Talks and Conversations
Directions：In this part of the test， you will hear several short talks and conversations.Af ter each of these， y ou will hear af ew questions. Listen caref ully because you willhear the talk or conversation and questions onLY ONCE. When you hear a question，read thef our answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then writethe letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding sp ace in your ANS WERBOOKLET.
11. (A) Make a phone call. (B) Ask for her advice.
(C) Return some books. (D) Borrow her notes.
12. (A) An essay on art. (B) A book review.
(C) A survey on IT industry. (D) A science project.
13. (A) Lend him some books. (B) Give him more advice.
(C) Return the books by Wednesday.
(D) Let him use her notes.
14. (A) On Friday. (B) The next day.
(C) In the evening. (D) A few hours later.
15. (A) Real words spoken by new-borns.
(B) Talk used with children by immature people.
(C) Lucky names for animals such as cows and dogs.
(D) Childish talk used with young children.
16. (A) It assists children to develop language skills more quickly.
(B) It earns more admiration from other parents.
(C) It makes children to become more obedient and humble.
(D) It helps children better understand and communicate with adults.
17. (A) By speaking like a baby.
(B) By using real names.
(C) By being consistent.
(D) By talking in a patronizing way.
18. (A) Because they are the source of admiration from their peers.
(B) Because they can prepare children for the complexity in later life.
(C) Because they cost the parents less than the desserts and toys.
(D) Because they can help the children become more consistent in future.
19. (A) Restaurant owner and customer.
(B) Teacher and student.
(C) Husband and wife.
(D) Doctor and patient.
20. (A) Sometimes nothing at all.
(B) A sandwich and a cup of coffee.
(C) Some vitamin pills.
(D) Some mineral water.
21. (A) He s tired of his promotion and new responsibilities.
(B) He finds it difficult to cope with so many urgent projects.
(C) He s quite satisfied with the recent progress in his work.
(D) He thinks it to be a headache that he has to work late every night.
22. (A) Eating more food.
(B) Getting some exercise.
(C) Taking some medicine.
(D) Quitting hisjob.
23. (A) Writing. (B) Reading.
(C) Speaking. (D) Listening.
24. (A) Because we often take our ability to listening for granted.
(B) Because we are surrounded by all sorts of noises.
(C) Because we do not spend much time listening.
(D) Because we do not attach great importance to listening.
25. (A) 30 percent. (B) 45 percent.
(C) 50 percent. (D) 75 percent.
26. (A) The ship crew ignored repeated warnings.
(B) The passengers did not listen to the captain.
(C) The crew refused to obey the captain s orders.
(D) The captain did not sleep well the night before the accident.
27. (A) Because he could avoid being killed by the H-bomb.
(B) Because he had a new world to fight for.
(C) Because he was able to enjoy a pollution-free life.
(D) Because he succeeded in setting up his own business.
28. (A) Moving from place to place.
(B) Enjoying life in the country.
(C) Making a little progress each day.
(D) Working and learning.
29. (A) Pollution and population explosion.
(B) Universal love and understanding between people.
(C) Advice and suggestions for their children.
(D) Responsibilities for one another regardless of race, colour or nationality.
30. (A) Because they don t experience the same kind of problems.
(B) Because they cannot adapt themselves to the fast progress.
(C) Because they are too old to fight for a new world.
(D) Because they feel the generation gap is too great to span over.
Part C: Listening and Translation
1. Sentence Translation
Directions：In this part of the test， you will hear 5 sentences in English. You will hearthe sentences onLY ONCE. Af ter you have heard each sentence， translate it intoChinese and writeyour version in the corresp onding space in your ANSWERBOOKLET.
2. Passage Translation
Directions：In this part of the test， you will hear 2 passages in English. You will hearthepassages onLY ONCE. Af ter you have heard each p assage， translate it intoChinese and writeyour version in the corresp onding space in your ANSWERBOOKLET. You may take notes while you are listening.
SECTION 2: STUDY SKILLS(45 minutes)
Directions：In this section， you will read severalpassages. Each p assage isf ollowed byseveral questions based on its content. You are to choose ONE best answer， （A）， （B）， （C）or （D）， to each question. Answer all the questionsf ollowing eachpassage on the basisof what is stated or imp lied in thatp assage and write the letter of the answer you havechosen in the corresp onding space in your ANS WER BOOKLET.
One day， drought may be a thing of the past， at least in any country not too far fromthe sea. Vast areas of desert throughout the world may for the first time come to life andprovide millions of hectares of cultivated land where now nothing grows.
By the end of this century this may not be mere speculation. Scientists are alreadylooking into the possibility of using some of the available ice in the Arctic and Antarctic.In these regions there are vast ice-caps formed by snow that has fallen over the past50，000 years. Layer upon layer of deep snow means that， when melted， the snow waterwould be pure， not salty as sea-ice would be. There is so much potential pure water herethat it would need only a fraction to turn much of the desert or poorly irrigated parts ofthe world into rich farmland. And what useful packages would come in ！ It should bepossible to hack off a bit of ice and transport it！Alternatively perhaps a passing icebergcould be captured. They are always breaking away from the main caps and floatingaround， pushed by currents， until they eventually melt and are wasted.
Many icebergs are， of course， much too small to be towed any distance， and wouldmelt before they reached a country that needed them anywhere. It would be necessaryto harness one that was manageable and that was big enough to provide a good supplywhen it reached us. Engineers think that an iceberg up to 11 kilometres long and 2kilometres wide could be transported if the tug pulling it was as big as a supertanker！Even then they would cover only 32 kilometres every day. However， once the icebergwas at its destination， say at one end of Hong Kong harbour， more than 7，000 millioncubic metres of water could be taken from it！ That would probably be more thanenough for Hong Kong even in the hottest summer！ But no doubt a use could be foundfor it.
Apparently， scientists say， there would not be too much wastage in such ajourney.The larger the iceberg， the slower it melts， even if it is towed through the tropics. This is because when the sun has a bigger area to warm up， less heat actually gets into theiceberg. The vast frozen center would be unaffected.
Even with the giant tug that would have to be available to tow an iceberg sevenmiles long， the voyage would take many months from the Antarctic to Hong Kong， forexample， but as stronger engines are built and more is known about sea currents， thejourney could get shorter and shorter and thus the wastage less and less. Airline pilotshave learnt to use jet streams ten miles above the earth to increase speed and save fuelso， surely， a boat towing an iceberg could make use of fast-flowing currents and avoidwarmer water.
1. The main idea of the first paragraph is that _____.
(A) much of desert has been changed into rich farmland already
(B) the problem of drought could easily be solved all over the world
(C) ice from the polar area may be used to solve the problem of drought
(D) it is possible to solve the problem of drought in many countries
2. We learn form the passage that icebergs _____.
(A) took shape as early as 50,000 years ago
(B) are eventually wasted while floating around
(C) melt more slowly in tropics than in any other areas
(D) are often too big to be of any value
3. The difficulty of using ice to solve the drought problem lies in all of the followingEXCEPT _____.
(A) the proper equipment for transportation
(B) the time taken on the journey
(C) the storage of the fresh water
(D) the proper size of icebergs
4. According to the passage, which of the following statements is NOT true?
(A) The time for towing icebergs may be made shorter.
(B) It is possible to use ships to tow icebergs from the polar areas.
(C) Airline pilots may make use ofjet streams to help towing an iceberg.
(D) Not too much of the iceberg would melt while being towed through the oceans.
5. The author s attitude towards the solution to the problem of drought is _____.