Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed thirty minutes to write a composition on the topic How to Succeed in a Job Interview? You should write at least 100 words, and base your composition on the outline given in Chinese below:

1. 面试在求职过程中的作用
2. 取得面试成功的因素:仪表、举止谈吐、能力、专业知识、自信、实事求是...
How to Succeed in a Job Interview

Part two Listening Comprehension (20 minutes)
Section A
Directions: In this section, you will hear 10 short conversations. At the end of each conversation, a question will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the question 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 the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Example: You will hear:
You will read:
A) 2 hours.
B) 3 hours.
C) 4 hours.
D) 5 hours.
From the conversation we know that the two were talking about some work they will start at 9 o’clock in the morning and have to finish at 2 in the afternoon. Therefore, D) “5 hours” is the correct answer. You should choose [D] on the Answer Sheet and mark it with a single line through the center.
Sample Answer [A] [B] [C] [D]
1. A) Get some change form Jane.
B) Use the woman’s phone.
C) Go look for a pay phone.
D) Pay for the phone call.
2. A) At a bookstore.
B) In a workshop.
C) At an art gallery.
D) In a department store.
3. A) She’s bought the man a pair of glasses today.
B) She will help the man to catch up.
C) She is worried about the man’s health.
D) She has bought the man an up-to-date map.
4. A) He is going to give a talk on fishing.
B) He thinks fishing is a good way to kill time.
C) He has the same hobby as Susan’s father.
D) He is eager to meet Susan’s parents.
5. A) He finds the presentation hard to follow.
B) He considers the presentation very dull.
C) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.
D) He speaks highly of the presentation.
6. A) High quality paper.
B) A typewriter.
C) A bookshelf.
D) Some stocks.
7. A) They go to the seaside.
B) They set off early.
C) They go sightseeing.
D) They wait for a fine day.
8. A) He was late for school on the first day.
B) He had a funny face.
C) He was the first person she met at school.
D) He liked to show off in class.
9. A) Her car can stand any crash.
B) Her car is not as good as his.
C) Her car is maintained as well as his.
D) Her car is kept in good condition.
10. A) She is too busy to go.
B) She doesn’t want to wait long.
C) She’s willing to go swimming.
D) She enjoys the wonderful weather.

Section B
Directions: In this section, you will hear 3 short passages. At the end of each passage, you will hear some questions. Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once. After you hear a question, you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A), B), C) and D). Then mark the corresponding letter on the Answer Sheet with a single line through the center.

Passage one
Question 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11. A) He was once a friend of the ruler.
B) He was a tax collector.
C) He was a government official.
D) He was once a school teacher in India.
12. A) To declare new ways of collecting tax.
B) To entertain those who had made great contributions to the government.
C) To collect money from the persons invited.
D) To reward outstanding tax collectors.
13. A) They tried to collect more money than the ruler asked for.
B) They were given some silver and gold coins by the ruler.
C) They were excused from paying income tax.
D) They enjoyed being invited to dinner at the ruler’s palace.

Passage Two
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14. A) They liked traveling.
B) They wanted to find a better place to live in.
C) They were driven out of their homes.
D) The reasons are unknown.
15. A) They try to put up with Gypsies.
B) They are envious of Gypsies.
C) They are unfriendly to Gypsies.
D) They admire the musical talent of the Gypsies.
16. A) Special schools have been set up for them.
B) Permanent homes have been built for them.
C) They are now taught in their own language.
D) They are now allowed to attend local schools.

Passage Three
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17. A) The causes are obvious.
B) The causes are very complicated.
C) The causes are familiar.
D) The causes are not well understood.
18. A) Regular driver training.
B) Improved highway design.
C) Stricter traffic regulations.
D) Better public transportation.
19. A) Highway crime.
B) Poor traffic control.
C) Confusing road signs.
D) Drivers’ errors.
20. A) Designing better cars.
B) Building more highways.
C) Increasing people’s awareness of traffic problems.
D) Enhancing drivers’ sense of responsibility.