Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear a passage and read the same passage with blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the ward or words you have heard on the tape. Write your answer in the corresponding space in you ANSWER BOOKLET. Remember you will hear the passage only once.
In the early 1970's, Citibank of New York City became one of the first financial institutions to install ATM's on a large scale. Since then, the_______(1) of automated teller machines has increased dramatically. At the time, the bank hoped________ (2) their operating costs by replacing human tellers with machines. Little did they _______ (3) that the cash machines would become so successful. However, as more banks added_______ (4) automated service through ATM's, the machines mushroomed all over the world.
To use an ATM, all you need is a _______(5) issued by your bank. Your bank may also_______(6) through a credit card, such as MasterCard or Visa. To begin a _______(7), you need to insert the card into an ATM and punch in a personal identification number on the _______(8). The personal ID number may consist of_______(9) and can prevent anyone from using the card.
The ATM next flashes instructions on its_______(10) for carrying out transaction. To get cash, for example, you are instructed to _______(11) that indicate whether the money should be withdrawn form a checking or a savings account and the _______(12). This request is then displayed on the screen. After you press a button to _______(13) that the information is correct, the ATM goes to _______(14).
How safe, you may ask, is banking by ATM? The_______(15) is meant to prevent anyone, no matter who you are, from using a cash card________(16). If you enter the wrong ID number for a card, a message on the screen will_______(18). As another precaution against_______(19), the bank generally limits the amount that may be withdrawn by cash card______(20), say, to $200.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear several short statements. These statements will be spoken onLY ONCE, and you will not find them written on the paper; so you must listen carefully. When you hear a statement, read the answer choices and decide which one is closest in meaning to the statement you have heard. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
1. (A) We didn't find one qualified applicant.
(B) Nobody applied for the job.
(C) only one person applied for the job.
(D) We interviewed nine candidates.
2. (A) Florence finished her speech with some introductory remarks.
(B) Florence found herself making a speech when the speaker became ill.
(C) Florence came along with a fluent introduction about the eminent speaker.
(D) Had the speaker not been ill, he would have made some introductory remarks.
3. (A) I cannot finish the report in time.
(B) I hate to join in social activities this weekend.
(C) I have to work extra time over the weekend.
(D) I will not attend the board meeting next week.
4. (A) The director is too busy to attend to your proposal right now.
(B) The director will help you read the proposal tomorrow morning.
(C) You should hand in your proposal no later than tomorrow morning.
(D) You can make an appointment to see the director the next day.
5. (A) We'll ask for more time to finish the financial plan.
(B) We'll look for more information for the plan later than expected.
(C) I'm afraid we'll turn in the financial plan later than expected.
(D) We'll have to finish the plan with the materials available now.
6. (A) Talking too much in business negotiations leaves a bad impression o Americans.
(B) Silence often makes Americans feel uncomfortable in business situations.
(C) Americans enjoy keeping silent in business negotiations and employ a variety of strategies.
(D) Americans are rather aggressive, especially in business situations.
7.(A) I think now it is the best time to do business in China, though we have had a 50-year relationship.
(B) I believe that we could have done more business with China over the past 50 years.
(C) Although our company has a history of over 50 years, we are unable to start our business in China.
(D) Despite our good relationship over the past 50 years, we need to find a better time for investment here.
8. (A) The director has already signed the agreement.
(B) The director has read the agreement for three times
(C) The director is not in and cannot sign the agreement.
(D) The director is not ready to sign the agreement.
9. (A) We cannot compete with our rivals, since we have just started our business here.
(B) We want to have more customers, so we're ready to make more favourable offers
(C) We are unable to provide the best service here, because we do not have enough competitive advantage.
(D) We plan to merge our competitors in this area, as we are growing and have more customers.
10. (A) A diet with meat only is not enough for our body.
(B) A diet with vegetables can sometimes be very costly.
(C) Meatless meals are equally nutritious and less expensive.
(D) Meatless meals cannot provide all the essential nutrients.
2. Talks and Conversations
Directions: In this part of the test, you will hear Several short talks and conversations. After each of these, you will hear a few questions. Listen carefully because you will hear the talk or conversation and questions only ONCE. When you hear a question, read the four answer choices and choose the best answer to that question. Then write the letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding space in your ANSWER BOOKLET.
11. (A) She was fired.
(B) She was given a raise.
(C) She got a transfer.
(D) She got married.
12. (A) They bought her a birthday gift.
(B) They gave her a farewell party.
(C) They surprised her during the party.
(D) They saw her off at the airport.
13. (A) She was invited to stay with Nancy in New York.
(B) She was warned not to give the surprise away.
(C) She was unable to keep a secret.
(D) She was a good friend of Nancy's.
14. (A) The man.
(C) Mrs Sampson.
15. (A) Sending invitation cards to as many people as possible.
(B) Reserving a table at least one day in advance.
(C) Taking your order before you are seated.
(D) Keeping calm and talking to your clients.
16. (A) A soup.
(B) Some cold dishes.
(C) A salad.
(D) A drink.
17. (A) Consult the waiter about the dish in question.
(B) Tell everyone that you have certain dietary restrictions.
(C) Write beforehand to say that you don't care for some dishes.
(D) Keep quiet and pretend that you enjoy the food.
18. (A) Over your lap.
(B) On the chair.
(C) Under the plate.
(D) Beside the plate.
19. (A) In a holiday camp.
(B) In a caravan park.
(C) In a hotel.
(D) In a restaurant.
20. (A) Because they had driven for a long time.
(B) Because they had booked for another time.
(C) Because they had planned to have their supper first.
(D) Because they had found a better place to stay in.
21 (A) She can avoid doing a lot of farm work.
(B) She wants to stay in some quiet and peaceful place.
(C) Her husband especially cares for seafood.
(D) Her children enjoy building sandcastles.
22. (A) In the car.
(B) In the lounge.
(C) In a farm.
(D) In a quiet corner.
23. (A) In New Zealand.
(B) In the USA.
(C) In England.
(D) In Japan.
24. (A) Because they want to feel the thrill and excitement.
(B) Because they are tired of modern-day university life.
(C) Because they are interested in the scientific experiment.
(D) Because they find that it is the best way to reduce weight.
25. (A) Jumping into the sea.
(B) Jumping onto the cliff.
(C) Jumping with a body harness.
(D) Jumping with a leg harness.
26. (A) Be over the age of 18.
(B) Receive due instructions.
(C) Join a sports club.
(D) Pay for the rubber band.
27. (A) Paper Research.
(B) Examination Method.
(C) Comparative Literature.
(D) University Seminar System.
28. (A) A college course in which new ideas and subjects are introduced.
(B) A university class in which topics are discussed among the students.
(C) A system where university students are allowed to choose their teachers.
(D) A gathering where only teachers and students of about the same age can attend.
29. (A) They were boring.
(B) They were good lecturers.
(C) They seldom asked questions.
(D) They talked too much in class.
30. (A) The unanswered questions during the lectures.
(B) The discussion with the serious professors.
(C) The results of his final examinations.
(D) The low marks he had scored during the term.