Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying "Learning is a daily experience and a lifetime mission. " You can cite examples to illustrate the importance of lifelong learning. You should write at least 120
words but no more than 180 words.
Part III Listening Comprehension (35 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) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
11. A) The woman is the manager's secretary.
B) The man found himself in a wrong place.
C) The man is the manager's business associate.
D) The woman was putting up a sign on the wall.
12. A) He needs more time for the report.
B) He needs help to interpret the data.
C) He is sorry not to have helped the woman.
D) He does not have sufficient data to go on.
13. A) A friend from New York.
B) A message from Tony.
C) A postal delivery.
D) A change in the weather.
14. A) She is not available until the end of next week.
B) She is not a reliable source of information.
C) She does not like taking exams.
D) She does not like psychology.
15. A) He will help the woman carry the suitcase.
B) The woman's watch is twenty minutes fast.
C) The woman shouldn't make such a big fuss.
D) There is no need for the woman to be in a hurry.
16. A) Mary is not so easygoing as her.
B) Mary and she have a lot in common.
C) She finds it hard to get along with Mary.
D) She does not believe what her neighbors said.
17. A) At an information service.
B) At a car wash point.
C) At a repair shop.
D) At a dry cleaner's.
18. A) The woman came to the concert at the man's request.
B) The man is already fed up with playing the piano.
C) The piece of music the man played is very popular.
D) The man's unique talents are the envy of many people.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. A) He has taught Spanish for a couple of years at a local school.
B) He worked at the Brownstone Company for several years.
C) He owned a small retail business in Michigan years ago.
D) He has been working part-time in a school near Detroit.
20. A) He prefers a full-time job with more responsibility.
B) He is eager to find a job with an increased salary.
C) He likes to work in a company close to home.
D) He would rather get a less demanding job.
21. A) Sports. B) Travel. C) Foreign languages. D) Computer games
22. A) When he is supposed to start work.
B) What responsibilities he would have.
C) When he will be informed about his application.
D) What career opportunities her company can offer.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. A) She is pregnant.
B) She is over 50.
C) She has just finished her project.
D) She is a good saleswoman.
24. A) He takes good care of Lisa.
B) He is the CEO of a giant company.
C) He is good at business management.
D) He works as a sales manager.
25. A) It is in urgent need of further development.
B) It produces goods popular among local people.
C) It has been losing market share in recent years.
D) It is well positioned to compete with the giants.