A Brown University sleep researcher has some advice for peop

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Part I Listening Comprehension(30 marks)

Section A(22.5 marks)

Directions:In this section, you'll hear six conversations between two speakers.For each conversation, there are several questions, and each question is followed by three choices marked A, B and C.Listen carefully and then choose the best answer for each question.You will hear each conversation TWICE.

Conversation 1

1.How long does the woman need to work every day?

A.Three hours.

B.Four hours.

C.Five hours.

2.How much can the woman earn each day?

A.5 dollars.

B.10 dollars.

C.20 dollars.

Conversation 1

M:Do you have any work experience?

W:No, I’ve never worked in a restaurant before.

M:Do you think you can get along will with customers?

W:Yes, I think so.

M:Can you make sure to be here from four to eight in the afternoon?

W:Yes, I'm always on time.

M:Then you can start tomorrow.Monday through Friday.Five dollars an hour.

W:That's fine.

Conversation 2

3.What's the possible relationship between the speakers?

A.Boss and employee.

B.Mother and son.

C.Teacher and student.

4.When will the man come back?

A.This Monday.

B.This Wednesday.

C.This Friday.

Conversation 2

M:Mrs.Sharon, I say…, I have to …

W:What's the matter, Richard?

M:Er, I'd like to take two days off.My mother's ill.I need to stay with her.

W:I'm sorry to hear that.You mean you will be back here this Wednesday?

M:Yes, I hope I can come back earlier.

W:That's all right.By the way, don't worry about your lessons.I'll certainly help you with them.

Conversation 3

5.What can we know about Nancy and Steve?

A.They will divorce soon.

B.They have two daughters.

C.They divorced last year.

6.Who will help Nancy out in the woman's opinion?

A.Her daughter.

B.Her parents.

C.Her friends.

Conversation 3

M:Kate, Nancy and Steve are breaking up.

W:It's really a shame.I’ve heard that they quarrel, but they’ve always made up afterward.

M:Things are not working out this time.They are getting a separation soon.

W:What will happen to their daughter, Bonnie?

M:Nancy is going to take her.

W:The cost of living is so high.It will be difficult for her to take te responsibility.

M:She seems to have made up her mind.She said she would rather be a single parent than cope with an unhappy marriage.

W:Well, I hope her parents will be able to help her out.

Conversation 4

7.How often does the woman pay the tax?

A.Once a month.

B.Twice a year.

C.Once a year.

8.Why does the woman have to pay more taxes?

A.The government has raised the tax rate.

B.She didn't pay taxes last year.

C.She has got extra money.

9.What can we know about the woman?

A.She is an accountant.

B.She taught in a night school.

C.She lives upon a small income.

Conversation 4

W:Henry, our income tax is due soon.Did you call our accountant?

M:He's figuring out our taxes right now.I gave him all the records on our income and expenses last week.

W:The government has taken away taxes from our paychecks all year.I hope we get some of that money back or at least that we won't have to pay more.

M:Remember the money your aunt left us when she died, and the money you made when you taught in a night school?


M:Well, that's all taxable income.That money has put us in a higher tax bracket.

W:What does that mean?

M:It means we have to pay more taxes.

W:Well, it looks like we'll have to make more money this year just to pay last year's taxes.

Conversation 5

10.What can we know about the kid from Haiti?

A.He doesn't get on well at school.

B.He is often late for school.

C.He doesn't speak much English.

11.How many countries are mentioned in the conversation?




12.How does the woman help the immigrant kids?

A.She has spent much time with them after class.

B.She gives them more lessons than other kids.

C.She pays more attention to them at class.

Conversation 5

M:Kate, how's the new student in your class doing?

W:The kid from Haiti? He's having a rough time communicating since he doesn't speak much English.However, the other kids seem to involve him pretty well.

M:Our students are used to new kids who don't speak much English since we have had so many new immigrant families moving into our school district.

W:Don't I know it! This year I have had a Vietnamese, an Ethiopian, a Cuban and the kid from Haiti in my class.I spend a lot of time with them after class so that they can catch up.

M:It must have been hard for you since you have to give them special attention in order to help them.

W:It has been.Nevertheless, it's really rewarding to see them progress and make friends.

Conversation 6

13.When will the speakers have the exams?

A.In one week.

B.In two weeks.

C.In three weeks.

14.What will the woman do this summer?

A.Teach English.

B.Find a job.

C.Study Chinese.

15.How did the man learn Chinese?

A.By speaking.

B.By reading.

C.By listening.

Conversation 6

M:Well, Jenny.The school year is almost over.We just have two weeks before exams.What are you going to do this summer?

W:I'm going to teach English to some immigrants in the university's community service program.

M:That sounds interesting.Don't you need to speak a foreign language for the job?

W:No.You just have to present the language simply and give the students a chance to practice speaking.

M:But that's the way I was taught to speak Chinese.But speaking Chinese didn't help me learn to read and write Chinese.

W:My students don't want to read and write English.They are more interested in speaking.

M:You sound very knowledgeable about all this.How do you know so much?

W:I took teaching English as a second language course last year when you were in China.I’ve also talked with the program administrators quite a lot.I think I would like to be an ESL teacher when I graduate.


Directions:In this section, you'll hear a mini-talk.Listen carefully and then fill in numbered blanks with the information you’ve got.Fill each blank with NO MORE THAN 3 WORDS.

You'll hear the mini-talk TWICE.

About friendship

Section B

We often say, “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” But what is the exact meaning of friendship? No one can really offer a definite concept, because different people hold various views on friendship.

Everyone has his own friendship and some have a lot of friends.But in fact, quantity is not so important as quality.Loyalty is the most important for friendship.No one wants to make friends with those who will betray them.

No matter whether you are married or not, no matter where you live and work, your friends are your friends.It is not based on bloodline.It relies on your intention.To you, some friends are fun-loving, some give encouragement, some offer knowledge, and others help you to find your own identity.Before your friends, you may act as a supervisor, a learned brother, a lovely child, a gentleman or a playmate.In a word, friendship helps you to be a full person.So friendship can benefit.


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