SECTION 1: LISTENING TEST(45 minutes)
Part A: Spot Dictation
Directions：In this part of the test， you will hear apassage and read the samep assagewith blanks in it. Fill in each of the blanks with the word or words you have heard onthe tap e. Writeyour answer in the corresp onding space in your ANSWER BOOKLE T.Rememberyou will hear thepassage ONLY ONCE.
If you find you spend more than you make， there are only two things to do： decreaseyour spending or _______________（1）。 It s often easiest to decrease expenditures，because your expenses tend to be more _______________（2）。 There are as manyways to _______________（3） as there are people looking to save it. For example， youmay pool your resources with friends， or _______________（4） only during sales， oreven live more simply.
But _______________（5） that saving money should not necessarily be an end initself. Don t _______________（6） of ways to save a dime， and don t get upset aboutsituations where _______________（7） to spend money. The goal is to bring yourbudget into balance， not to become a tightwad who keeps _______________（8） ofevery penny and feels that spending money is a _______________（9）。 It is important toremember that budgets may be _______________（10） not only by decreasingexpenditures， but also by increasing income. _______________（11） to increase incomeis to get a _______________（12） if you don t already have one.
Many students work during college. Although working adds to the_______________（13） you will face， it does not mean that your grades will necessarilysuffer. In fact， many students who work _______________（14） than those who don twork， because those with jobs need to be _______________（15）。
Considering part-time work is often a better _______________（16） for dealingwith budget shortfalls， than taking out a loan. Because student loans are_______________（17）， it s easy to use them as a crutch. Loans can be of help_______________（18） or if you couldn t afford to attend a college without them. If youdo _______________（19）， remind yourself： one day soon you ll have to_______________（20）， with interest.
Part B: Listening Comprehension
Directions： In thispart of the test， you will hear several short statements. Thesestatements will be spoken ONLY ONCE， and you will notf ind them written on thepap er； so you must listen caref ully . When you hear a statement， read the answer choicesand decide which one is closest in meaning to the statementyou have heard. Then writethe letter of the answer you have chosen in the corresponding sp ace in your ANS WERBOOKLET.
1. (A) I know many business people at the Beachside Hotel.
(B) The Beachside is the only favorite hotel for many business people.
(C) Many business people like to hold conferences in the Beachside Hotel.
(D) Many business people provide the best conference facilities for the Beachside.
2(A) Only 25 to 30 college graduates will be short-listed for the interview.
(B) The applicants will be asked to do a qualification test.
(C) No one but 25 to 30-year-old college graduates can apply for the job.
(D) The department needs 25 to 30 college graduates to finish the evaluation.
3. (A) Seldom are new scientific theories rejected quickly.
(B) New scientific theories are often slow to be accepted.
(C) Scientists rarely publish their theories immediately.
(D) Quick benefits are expected from this new scientific theory.
4. (A) We are content with our cooperation.
(B) We plan to strengthen our cooperation.
(C) The project was not approved by the two sides.
(D) The project was not completed on time.
5. (A) All the committee members except the chairman were against the proposal.
(B) Nobody wanted to put forward a proposal to open a second branch downtown.
(C) The chairman was the only one who was against the new proposal.
(D) After negotiations, the committee decided to open a new branch downtown.
6. (A) We offer a five to ten percent discount unless you require immediate delivery.
(B) We promise to refund the money if we cannot send our products in time.
(C) If you order our products right now, we will give you certain commission in cash.
(D) Buying our products will save not only your money, but also your time.
7. (A) It was predicted that I would be the Guest of Honour at the Show.
(B) I had to wait for 20 years before I was invited to the Show.
(C) I didn t expect that I would be the Guest of Honour at the Show.
(D) I suspected that I would be given a leading role in the movie.
8. (A) It wouldn't be wise to reopen the discussion on the project today.
(B) I think we should reconsider our investment in the project.
(C) Don't you think we could be wise by increasing our investment?
(D) Have you ever seen such a wonderful view of the woods?
9. (A) We will beat our rival in the football league match on the playground.
(B) We will have to consult the experts to learn our rival s financial position.
(C) Our special knowledge and diligence will make up for our lack of funds.
(D) Our staff members are more experienced and diligent in raising funds.
10. (A) People using the Internet will soon be almost doubled.
(B) Population is exploding because of the Internet.
(C) Ten years ago, only rich people can afford to use the Internet.
(D) The Internet population will increase two-fold in ten years.