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TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE EIGHT
TIME LIMIT：［95 MIN.］
PART Ⅰ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ［40 min.］
In Section A,B and C you will hear everything ONCE only.Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow.Mark the correct response for each question you hear.
SECTION A TALK
Questions 1 to 5 refer to the talk in this section.At the end of the talk you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions.
Now Listen to the talk.
1.Race horses are hard to train because they are ____.
A. faster than other horses
B. B.smaller than other horses
C. more suspicious than other horses
D.more nervous than other horses
2.Pigeons can carry messages for about____.
A.two weeks B.four weeks C.two years D.four years
3.Pigeons have been known to fly as fast as____.
A.75 mph B.50 mph C.110 mph D.62 mph
4.Lions can be photographed easily when ____.
A.they are following a trail of something that smells good to them.
B.they are returning to their families
C.they have been trained to work with other animals
D.they do not know a movie actor is nearby
5.Which of the following statements is not true?
A.Elephants can be graceful.
B.Tigers are too dangerous to be trained.
C.Animals which are natural enemies can be trained to live together.
D.Animals can become interested in their tricks.
SECTION B CONVERSATION
Questions 6 to 10 are based on a conversation between Mr.Harris and the Headmaster.At the end of the conversation you will be given 15 seconds to answer each of the following five questions.
Now Listen to the conversation.
6.William Harris has decided to become .
A.an artist B.a teacher C.an actor D.an engineer
7.The Headmaster didn't become an actor.That is because.
A.he himself didn't intend to B.his teacher prevented him
C.his parents prevented him D.he thought teaching was a better profession
8.According to the Headmaster,if one wants to enter a technical college .
A.he has to do a year's foundation course
B.he has to have at least three O levels at good grades
C.he has to face much competition
D.his entry qualifications are not so stiff
9.Which of the following statements is true about William Harris?
A.He is interested in science.
B.He changes his mind easily.
C.He is not good at painting at all.
D.He doesn't worry about the security of a profession the way his father did.
10.Which is not Mr.Harris' opinion on Arts?
A.It's chancy. B.It's not a real job.
C.It's easier than science. D.It's not as secure as science.
SECTION C NEWS BROADCAST
Questions 11 and 12 are based on the following news.At the end of the news item,you will be given 30 seconds to answer the two questions.
Now Listen to the news.
11. ____will replace to become chief Executive of Manchester PLC.
A.Martin Edwards,Peter Kenyon B.Peter Kenyon,Martin Edwards
C.Martin Kenyon,Peter Edwards D.Peter Edwards,Martin Kenyon
12.Edwards had been expected to leave ____.
A.on August 1,2000 B.on July 14,2000
C.in September,2000 D.in September,2001
Questions 13 to 15 are based on the following news from the VOA.At the end of the news item,you will be given 45 seconds to answer the three questions.
Now Listen to the news.
A.the world's first major music company
B.the world's third largest record company
C.the world's largest on-line music provider
D.the world's largest software company
14.EMI's downloading trial was between____.
A.the recording industry and on-line record companies
B.the recording industry and downloading-program operators
C.EMI and on-line music providers
D.EMI and MP3
15.The popular MP3 technology____.
A.allows fans to copy songs once or twice
B.allows consumers to burn the song to a CD three times
C.allows consumers to send the song to a portable device twice
D.is a compression format that turns music on compact discs into small computer files
SECTION D NOTE-TAKING AND GAP-FILLING
In this section you will hear a mini-lecture.You will hear the lecture once only.While listening to the lecture,take notes on the important points.Your notes will not be marked,but you will need them to complete a 15-minute gap-filling task on Answer Sheet One.Use the blank paper for note-taking.
PART Ⅱ PROOFREADING & ERROR CORRECTION ［15 min.］
Proofread the given passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO as instructed.
PART Ⅲ READING COMPREHENSION ［40 min.］
SECTION A READING COMPREHENSION［30 min.］
In this section there are six reading passages followed by a total of fifteen multiple-choice questions.Read the passages and then mark your answers on your coloured ANSWER SHEET.
A Questionable Conclusion
In the two decades between 1910 and 1930,over ten percent of the Black population of the United States left the South,where the preponderance of the Black population had been located,and migrated to northern states,with the largest number moving,it is claimed,between