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LISTENING COMPREHENSION Part I: Picture
Directions: In your test book, you will see a picture. On the compact disc, you will hear four statements. Choose the statement that most closely matches the picture and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. 1. Look at the picture marked number 1 in your test book.
(A) The doctor is examining a patient. (B) The technician is working. √ (C) The chesmist is setting the meter. (D) The expert is logging new data.
2. Look at the picture marked number 2 in your test book.
(A) Sympathy is visible in their faces. (B) The audience is applauding. (C) The conductor leads the orchestra. √ (D) The musicians are dealing with cancer.
3. Look at the picture marked number 3 in your test book.
(B) The leader is scouting the terrain.(A) The negotiators are meeting. Look at the picture marked number 5 in your test book. (A) The men are shaking hands. (A) They are going to the show. Look at the picture marked number 4 in your test book. Look at the picture marked number 6 in your test book. √ 5. 6. (C) The hikers have chosen their campsite. √ (B) The participants are washing their glasses. . (B) The speaker is explaining the chart. (D) The trainees are watching TV. √ (C) The workers are enjoying a quick meal. (D) The skiers walk across the mountain. (C) Preparations for the banquet have begun. (D) Vacant seats fill the room. 4.
Look at the picture marked number 7 in your test book. √ (B) The terminal is full of customers. . (B) This plant does light manufacturing. (A) The staff look at their computers.(A) The delivery man brought a fan. √ (D) The chauffeur is in the car. (D) The men are loading the truck. (D) Several employees are waiting in line. (A) The cowboys are setting up for the rodeo. (C) Each worker has a private office. (C) The straw is very dry. (B) The vines are full of ripe fruit. Look at the picture marked number 8 in your test book. √ 8. 7. (C) The worker is in an automobile factory.
(C) The equipment uses laser beams. (A) The man is signing his name. √ (B) The court is in session. . (A) The flags fly from the roof. (B) The athletes are boarding the train. 11. Look at the picture marked number 11 in your test book. (C) The people are exercising.9. Look at the picture marked number 9 in your test book. √ 10. (C) The ceiling is very low. Look at the picture marked number 10 in your test book. (D) The yard is full of tourists. (A) The gymnasium is primarily for racquet sports. √ (D) The people are examining the monitors. (D) The electrician checks the circuitry. (B) The electric bill is overdue.
(B) The man is pulling a lever. (C) The conductor is wearing a pouch. (B) People were trampled at the fair. √ (D) The worker is explaining the details. . Look at the picture marked number 13 in your test book. (A) There's standing room only left on the bus.12. (C) The worker is recording data. (A) The robot runs automatically. Look at the picture marked number 14 in your test book. 13. √ (D) The bus stopped at the corner. Look at the picture marked number 12 in your test book. 14.
(D) The cafe is near the street. √ (C) The woman scanned the newspaper. 15. (A) The medicine is in the cabinet. √ (B) The hoarse announcer can't catch up. (B) The street cart vendor sells fruit. (B) The technician stands beside the patient.(A) The horses are racing. (A) The trolley car is late. (D) The jockey has a twin. Look at the picture marked number 17 in your test book. √ 17. . 16. (C) The writer is very fast. (D) The patient is completely submerged. Look at the picture marked number 16 in your test book. (C) The women are carrying dresses. Look at the picture marked number 15 in your test book.
(C) The pipelines cross the field. (B) The field has been plowed. (D) The vacuum is stored securely. (B) He is cleaning the floor. 19. (A) The garden requires maintenance. 18. Look at the picture marked number 18 in your test book. .(A) There are two banks on the hill. √ (D) Pale limestone covers the site. Look at the picture marked number 19 in your test book. √ (C) He is sweeping with a broom.
21. Choose the answer that most closely answers the question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. Who is coming with us? (A) She came after us. (B) The bridegroom is in the middle. (D) The newlyweds are posing. Goode. 20. √ (B) My wife and her mother. (C) My sister wants to. (C) After I get home. √ Part II: Question-Response ~E2~ Directions: On the compact disc. Why are you late? (A) Since about three o'clock. (B) My car wouldn't start. (C) The sailors went along the ridge. you will hear a question and three possible answers. he's European. Is this your pen? (A) No. 24. √ (C) I'm not Mr. (C) The track meet is on Friday. 22. What's for dinner? (A) We're having steak. (B) Mitch is combing his hair. √ (B) The waterways are impassable.(A) A boat passes under the bridge. (D) The card game is called bridge. 26. √ (C) There are more than eight. √ (B) I don't know what will happen. (C) Yes. 27. thank you. 23. Good evening. (A) The gardeners are cutting flowers. Look at the picture marked number 20 in your test book. Where were you last week? . (B) Fine. (C) The husband is waving. it's not mine. When does the meeting begin? (A) At nine AM. How are you? (A) It's time for bed. √ 25. √ (B) The windows are open.
√ (C) Have a seat please. √ (B) The newspaper costs 25 cents. Why don't you take a coffee break? (A) The cup was broken. 32. √ 38. (C) I forgot the artist's name. When did you join the company? (A) I prefer to be alone. √ (C) The car brakes won't work. 39. √ 36. 28. (B) A pair of gloves. √ (B) This weekend I'm at home. Where is the hotel? (A) It's across from the park. (B) The eggs haven't been beaten. 35. 33. 37. √ (B) Rooms are $200 a night. . (B) I have too much work. How much paper do we need? (A) Enough for ten copies. √ 31. √ 34. √ (C) My knee is out of joint. Are there any messages? (A) The massage room is over there. (B) Get off the golf course. Who painted this picture? (A) We paid for the picture frame. (B) The one by the window.(A) I was on vacation. 30. Which desk is ours? (A) The hours are very long. When does the plane leave? (A) At the airport. Which way is faster? (A) The coast road is quicker. What did the customer buy? (A) The customs officer is busy. (C) Yes. (C) The elevator is around the corner. it was delicious. (B) Before we take off. (C) Your brother called three times. Have you finished eating? (A) She finished the report. √ 29. √ (C) He is nearby. (C) Almost every Sunday. (C) I weight 180 pounds. (C) In about 45 minutes. (B) Any of us could do it. (C) I need to pay more. How often do you play golf? (A) The play will be over at 10. (C) The event will last a week. √ (B) My horse came in last. (B) In 2003. (B) She's a great photographer.
(B) The conference was yesterday. Who was at the conference? (A) Our neighbors put up the fence. √ 47. M: Can we meet at 3:00 or 4:00? . this is the last one. 42. let's go at noon. 43. √ (C) Yes. my pins are all copper. How near is your office? (A) My earache is better. Are we almost done? (A) Yes. √ 44. √ (B) It's not that far. (B) My office is closed today. (B) I'll place it by the door. you will hear a short converstation. (B) Just hang it in the hall closet. √ (C) You can leave a note if you want. 46. Why don't you buy a house? (A) I don't have room in my house. Choose the best answer to the question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. (B) At the restaurant across the street. (B) Should I sell my house? (C) It's more economical to rent one. 51. (C) Take off your shoes and be comfortable. (C) I sent the order by fax last night. Is this your pen or mine? (A) I'll open it when you want. What kind of books do you like to read? (A) I enjoy historical novels. √ (B) Use more tables on these charts. (B) I think it's yours. you will see a question and four possible answers.40. Part III: Short Conversations ~E3~ Directions: On the compact disc. In your test book. Which shoes are more comfortable? (A) These sandals are more comfortable. Where did you have lunch? (A) I thought we were meeting for lunch tomorrow. √ (B) I like my steak well-done. (C) The task was not finished. √ 41. Where can I leave my coat? (A) I live on 14th Street. 49. √ (C) No. √ 50. 45. Shouldn't we ask your father to join us? (A) He'd rather not come. (C) We won't have much fun. 48. √ (B) It looks like it's OK to proceed. (C) I couldn't find my book. (C) Only people from our office attended. When did you place the order? (A) The race started at ten. (C) It's only a few blocks from here.
M: I'd like some more soap. (C) At 5:00. (D) To the government buildings. What does the man want to do? (A) Stand on the corner. What do you recommend? M: The chicken with rice is a local dish. Where will they go after visiting the museum? (A) To a shrine. 57. (D) An accountant. When can they meet? (A) At 3:00. but you could change planes in Denver instead. The housekeeper will bring them right away. M: You must change planes in Chicago. 55. W: Is there a direct flight? M: No. (C) Towels and soap. (D) Pay his taxes. sir. (B) Get a taxi. What would the woman prefer? (A) To take a direct flight. W: Then are we going to the commercial district? M: No. (C) A ranch hand. Are you ready to order yet? W: The menu looks wonderful. √ (B) A conductor. too. M: I can't find a taxi. my checking account is. Who is the woman talking to? (A) Her boss. √ 54. M: Good evening. W: There is a taxi stand at the corner. M: Let's meet then. next we'll tour the government buildings. √ (B) To change planes in Denver. (B) To some stores. (B) Better hotel service. 52. (C) To a famous street. M: Could you please bring two extra towels to Room 603? W: Certainly. M: The first stop on today's tour is the museum. Who is the man talking to? (A) A teller. (B) At 4:00. 56. (C) To exchange her money. What does the man want? (A) A new apartment.W: I'm busy until 5:00. 53. I'll get one there. M: Thank you. W: Is your account at this branch? M: Yes. √ (D) A different room. It's very good. √ (C) Find his way. . √ (D) At 10:00. M: I'd like to make a deposit. (D) To go by car.
The bus was late. There's not enough time. we shop quickly. √ (D) A maid. M: I'm calling about the ad for the catering position. It has a view of the city. M: I'm waiting for my wife and we're going shopping for the kids. He'll be here between 2:00 and 2:30. √ (B) Take an umbrella. 61. 58. W: Your room is number 439. √ 62. W: You always arrive late! M: Sorry. (C) Drive his own car. (C) His attitude. (D) Stay at home. without the kids. (B) His children. (D) By 2:30. √ (C) By 2:00. W: I can only work at home or at the office .(B) Her doctor. √ (D) In a meeting. I've worked in the food and beverage industry for five years. What does the man ask about? (A) The view. W: Do you have any experience? M: Yes. W: We need to have this report ready for the meeting. (D) His wife. (B) At home. Who is the man waiting for? (A) A sales clerk. (B) His room. (D) His luggage. W: Buses are always late in the rain. M: Have you called the repairperson? W: Yes. When must the man's copies be done? (A) By 12:00. M: Oh. (D) His appetite. 63. M: I can finish it on the plane. no! I have to make 50 copies by 1:00. (C) On a plane. Where will the man finish the report? (A) At the office. (C) A waiter. √ . What should the man do when it rains? (A) Leave earlier. 59. √ (B) His appearance. M: What about my bags? W: The bellman will bring them up. W: I never shop during lunch. 60. M: When it's just the two of us.not when I'm traveling. You should leave earlier in bad weather. (B) By 1:00. (C) The city. (C) A waitress. What did the woman want to know about? (A) His experience.
What was wrong with the convention? (A) It was too serious. Keep the change. M: Overnight mail would be better. (D) Making a phone call. √ (D) It was too big. M: What do I owe you? W: It's eight dollars on the meter. then. Why is the man taking a train? (A) Flying is shorter. (C) Brussels is far away. and they'll show a movie. (D) Copy the brochures. M: Next year. All of the presentations were overcrowded. M: You'll just have to learn to talk faster! What is the woman doing? (A) Turning off a machine. √ 67. please. . they should get bigger rooms. too. 68. W: Flying is much faster. M: Should we sent it special delivery? W: It needs to get there as soon as possible. What are they discussing? (A) Staying overnight. √ 70. (C) Print the brochures. M: Would you like a window seat. W: I know. Where does this conversation take place? (A) In a bus. √ (B) Write the brochures. Is that a dinner flight? M: Yes. √? (D) Getting mail. They're right on schedule. 69. √ (C) Specializing in deliveries. (C) Taking a message.64. M: Good. driver. 65. √ (C) In a store. W: Now I just have to address them and mail them. 66. (B) It's going to rain. (D) In an office. M: There were too many people at this convention. but the airport is too far away. (B) It was too conventional. W: The brochures are back from the printers. M: Why do you keep dialing that number? W: I want to leave a message. (B) Sending a package. (B) In a taxi. The train station is right downtown. M: Yes. (C) It was too crowded. but the answering machine turns off too soon. What will the woman do next? (A) Address the brochures. M: I'm taking a train to Brussels tonight. (B) Answering a call. M: Here you are. or an aisle seat? W: A window seat. (D) The train station is in the city. plus a dollar fifty for your bags.
I'm out of pens and paper clips. (D) She accepted some help. What is the woman happy about? (A) She got a job. W: They've been predicting rain all week. (C) Sales representative. W: Did he say what he wanted? M: He wants to change the dinner menu. (B) Starting a sign-up sheet. W: Does it have a drive-in window? M: Yes. √ (B) She made an offer. Do you need anything from the supply room? W: Yes. There is a bank on the corner. When should the woman call? (A) After 10 AM. (D) Tour guide. M: I'll bring you a box of each. Why can't the man play golf tomorrow? (A) He's getting sick. M: Drive past the park and turn right. (D) To the parking lot. What will the man get from the supply room? (A) Paper clips. √ (D) After dinner. M: Work is slow because everyone has to wait to use the printer. 74.What is the man's job? (A) Travel agent. M: I'm tired of all the rain. √ (C) To the park. (C) Pens and stationery. (B) Boxes. M: We'd like to offer you the position of human resources assistant. W: What should we do about it? M: The first thing is to buy more printers. 76. W: Thank you. and there's a parking lot. (C) She found some resources. Green left a message for you to call him later this afternoon. M: I'm out of stationery. 71. 75. √ 73. Where does the woman want to go? (A) To a fast food restaurant. He'll be in his office after four. What might solve the problem? (A) Using fewer printers. (B) To the bank. . √ (D) He'll play at ten. M: Then I guess I won't be able to play golf tomorrow. 72. (D) Buying more printers. √ (B) Bank teller. (C) It's going to rain. too. M: I'm sure you'll like working here. (B) Around noon. M: Mr. (C) After 4:00. (B) He's tired. I'm happy to accept. (C) Making people wait.
(D) He should sit up straight. W: What's wrong. Why is the man uncomfortable? (A) He needs a different keyboard. baggage claims. (B) There is a fire. What will the woman do? (A) Borrow the report from Mr. Smith. (B) It was being used. Colorcoded maps and signs are posted within each car. √ (C) He needs new shoes. Smith. I left the phone off the hook. Now read question 81/82 in your test book and answer it. 81. M: Stay away from the building and move out of the street. (C) Along the coast. Where is this train located? (A) In an airport. (B) He needs a different chair. W: Do you have the banking report? M: No. What is happening? (A) The windows need cleaning. . Please move to the center of the car and away from the doors. M: I tried to call you. and paper clips. Choose the best answer to the question and fill in the corresponding oval on your answer sheet. 82. (C) Take out a loan. √ (C) There is a traffic accident. Smith. Where should you stand when in a train car? . W: Okay. (D) At an amusement park. √ (B) In a city. you will hear a short talk. 78. √ 77. (D) Someone is smoking. 80. 79. but I got a busy signal. officer? M: There's smoke coming from one of the windows.(D) Stationery. W: I'm sorry. √ (B) Lend the report to Mr. you will see several questions on the talk and four possible answers. The fire department is on the way. pens. and ticketing areas. I'll get it from him. I don't. M: Maybe I'll ask for a new one. (D) Go to the bank. What was wrong with the woman's phone? (A) It was broken. M: This chair is really uncomfortable! W: I think that chair is designed for someone taller than you. (C) It was off the hook. Part IV: Short Talks ~E4~ Directions: On the compact disc. I loaned it to Mr.This train provides service to all arrival and departure gates. M: You could miss important calls that way. In your test book. √ (D) It was tied up with important calls. Questions 81 and 82 refer to the following announcement.
(C) Wallpaper. Now read question 87/88 in your test book and answer it. (B) Carpeting. (B) Write a letter. 83. 84. 88. Work on the most important task first. . and stay with it until it is completed. chairs. √ (D) Stay on the line. (D) All day. tables. We are open to the public from ten until six Monday through Saturday. √ (C) Look at your office again. (B) Get clutter out of your life. When on Sundays is the museum open? (A) In the morning. (B) In the afternoon. (B) By the windows. If you would like information about lectures. . (C) Buy a calendar. and filing cabinets are on sale. Now is the time to give your office a great new look at a low. . Next. √ (B) Do a little work on every task. Questions 87 and 88 refer to the following advertisement. (C) In the center. move on to the next task.Thank you for calling the City Museum. (D) Save some money. We also have sale prices on office accessories like lamps and bookcases. rank each task on the list according to its importance. (C) Start working on the first task. (B) Redecorate your office. All desks.Organizing your workday is the key to getting things done. Now read question 83/84 in your test book and answer it. low price. √ (C) In the evening. Questions 83 and 84 refer to the following recording. √ 86. and lectures can be obtained by calling our Education Office at 548-6251. . (D) Eliminate items and rewrite the list. Information about special exhibits. Now read question 85/86 in your test book and answer it. What is the first step in getting organized? (A) Set a timeline. 87. What does the advertisement encourage you to do? (A) Take a holiday.Our holiday sale offers you great savings on new office furniture.(A) By the doors. (D) Make a list of things to be done. (C) Call another number. 85. What should you do next? (A) Rank the tasks by their importance. Start every morning by making a list of things you need to do during the day. and from one until five on Sundays. Then. √ (D) At either end. Which items does the ad mention? (A) Decorations. what should you do? (A) Go to the museum. classes. Questions 85 and 86 refer to the following announcement.
√ (C) Take sunglasses. (C) About 65 degrees. 91. (C) One week a year. (D) Wear a sweater. √ (B) A maximum of 2 hours a week. What is this announcement for? (A) Schoolteachers. √ (D) About 90 degrees. (C) Ski lift tickets. It's a great day to spend some time outdoors. What is included in the cost of the lodge? (A) Breakfast and dinner. . (B) Go outdoors. (D) A rental shop. Certified ski instructors provide classes for all ability levels. Now read question 89/90 in your test book and answer it. (B) Ski instruction. Now read question 93/94 in your test book and answer it. you can help a child with his schoolwork and share your love of learning. (B) Schoolchildren. Spend your next ski vacation with us. 92. Questions 93 and 94 refer to the following advertisement. 90.Are you successful? Pass some of that success along to a new generation by serving as a volunteer tutor. One terrific price includes two nights at our mountain lodge with continental breakfast and gourmet dinner. √ (C) Low prices. (D) One day a year. √ (B) Ski equipment. . 89. √ Questions 89 and 90 refer to the following advertisement. What is the approximate temperature for today? (A) About 15 degrees (B) About 60 degrees. . Ski equipment is available from the hotel's rental shop for an additional fee. √ (D) Businesspeople. Questions 91 and 92 refer to the following weather report.(D) Furniture. Now read question 91/92 in your test book and answer it. The sun will shine all day with no clouds expected. (D) Lunch on the ski slopes. How much time does it take to participate? (A) A minimum of 2 hours a week. 94. What does the hotel offer if you don't know how to ski? (A) A beautiful view. Children of all ages are waiting for your help. .Our special ski weekend is a great value. 93. Questions 95 through 97 refer to the following announcement. Call your local school system today.Here's today's weather report. Temperatures will be in the mid sixties with breezes of ten to fifteen miles per hour. (C) Volunteer tutors. With as little as two hours a week. What does the weather forecaster suggest that people do? (A) Stay inside.
(D) A gas leak. √ (B) Asking commuters to wait. (B) They were removed. and workers were evacuated from nearby office buildings. (B) A water pipe. What was probably the cause of the problem? (A) An electric wire. √ (D) 4 hours. (C) Power problems. due to damage to the tracks. √ 97.We are experiencing delays of up to forty-five minutes on the inbound subway line. (D) Using extra trains. no injuries were reported. What happened at Central and Main? (A) An explosion.There was an underground explosion today at the corner of Main Street and Central Avenue. 98. (D) An irritation. (B) 15 minutes. 99. (C) An exception. 96. √ 100. . What happpened to nearby office workers? (A) They were injured. (C) 45 minites. How long are the delays? (A) 5 minutes. Questions 98 through 100 refer to the following news item. Streets in the area were closed. (B) Engine trouble. Now read question 95/96/97 in your test book and answer it. In addition. Trains are currently running every fifteen minutes. 95. (D) Damage to the tracks. In spite of the force of the explosion. √ (C) They were reported. Now read question 98/99/100 in your test book and answer it.. √ (B) An infection. special buses are available to carry commuters around the damaged portions of the track. but they suspect a leaking gas pipe. (C) A hole in the street. (D) They were suspected. ~E~ *********************************************************************** . What are they doing to help people commute quickly? (A) Providing bus service. What is causing the delays? (A) Weather. Authorities do not yet know the cause. (C) Trying to fix the trains.
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