[00:13.12]TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE FOUR
[00:16.90]PART I DICTATION
[00:19.64]Listen to the following passage.
[00:22.32]Altogether the passage will be read to you four times.
[00:25.56]During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed,
[00:29.91]listen and try to understand the meaning.
[00:32.80]For the second and third readings,
[00:34.98]the passage will be read sentence by sentence,
[00:37.50]or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds.
[00:42.03]The last reading will be done at normal speed again
[00:45.08]and during this time you should check your work.
[00:48.16]You will then be given 1 minute
[00:50.19]to check through your work once more.
[00:52.54]Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.
[00:56.59]Now listen to the passage.
[01:02.52]There are many ways to celebrate Christmas,
[01:06.45]and some British people like to go on holiday,
[01:09.39]go out for lunch to a restaurant, or spend the day with friends.
[01:14.50]But most people's idea of a traditional Christmas
[01:18.31]involves spending a few days with their family--sometimes their extended family.
[01:24.49]The day is the most exciting for the children.
[01:28.54]They may have spent weeks or even months
[01:31.42]dreaming of the presents they want most.
[01:34.49]Since the beginning of December,
[01:36.37]they may have opened their advent calendars.
[01:39.43]On Christmas Eve, they hang up stockings,
[01:42.71]ready to be filled with presents by Santa Claus.
[01:46.11]The second and third readings, you should begin writing now.
[01:53.74]There are many ways to celebrate Christmas,
[02:11.99]There are many ways to celebrate Christmas,
[02:29.75]and some British people like to go on holiday,
[02:47.23]and some British people like to go on holiday,
[03:04.59]go out for lunch to a restaurant, or spend the day with friends.
[03:22.48]go out for lunch to a restaurant, or spend the day with friends.
[03:41.82]But most people's idea of a traditional Christmas
[03:59.51]But most people's idea of a traditional Christmas
[04:18.01]involves spending a few days with their family--sometimes their extended family.
[04:37.15]involves spending a few days with their family--sometimes their extended family.
[04:56.59]The day is the most exciting for the children.
[05:13.41]The day is the most exciting for the children.
[05:30.88]They may have spent weeks or even months
[05:33.77]dreaming of the presents they want most.
[05:50.61]They may have spent weeks or even months
[05:53.46]dreaming of the presents they want most.
[06:09.84]Since the beginning of December,
[06:12.52]they may have opened their advent calendars.
[06:29.18]Since the beginning of December,
[06:31.83]they may have opened their advent calendars.
[06:47.89]On Christmas Eve, they hang up stockings,
[07:05.69]On Christmas Eve, they hang up stockings,
[07:23.84]ready to be filled with presents by Santa Claus.
[07:40.93]ready to be filled with presents by Santa Claus.
[07:58.20]The last reading:
[08:03.09]There are many ways to celebrate Christmas,
[08:06.83]and some British people like to go on holiday,
[08:10.24]go out for lunch to a restaurant, or spend the day with friends.
[08:14.74]But most people's idea of a traditional Christmas
[08:18.58]involves spending a few days with their family--sometimes their extended family.
[08:24.99]The day is the most exciting for the children.
[08:28.49]They may have spent weeks or even months
[08:31.36]dreaming of the presents they want most.
[08:34.39]Since the beginning of December,
[08:36.58]they may have opened their advent calendars.
[08:39.89]On Christmas Eve, they hang up stockings,
[08:43.20]ready to be filled with presents by Santa Claus.
[08:47.98]Now you have 1 minute to check through your work.
[09:50.86]That is the end of PART I Dictation.
[09:55.48]Part Two Listening Comprehension
[09:59.41]SECTION A TALK
[10:01.87]In this section you will hear a talk.
[10:05.26]You will hear the talk ONCE ONLY.
[10:08.59]While listening, you may look at ANSWER SHEET ONE
[10:11.98]and write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.
[10:16.65]Make sure the word(s) you fill in is (are) both
[10:21.64]grammatically and semantically acceptable.
[10:25.37]You may use the blank sheet for note-taking.
[10:28.99]You have THIRTY seconds to preview the gap-filling task.
[11:04.84]Now listen to the talk.
[11:06.51]When it is over, you will be given TWO minutes to complete your work.
[11:12.98]About Train Tickets
[11:15.02]A train ticket is a travel document
[11:17.79]valid for a single journey between two cities.
[11:20.80]There are essentially two types of train tickets in Europe:
[11:24.61]tickets that come with a reservation
[11:26.29]and tickets that do not include a reservation,
[11:28.69]also known as open tickets.
[11:31.18]It's important for you to understand their specifics.
[11:34.52]So, please follow my instruction
[11:36.67]and learn more about them.
[11:38.09]First--the train tickets that come with a reservation.
[11:41.74]They come two ways:
[11:42.91]as a single combined document
[11:44.98]or as a ticket issued with a separate reservation.
[11:48.20]A single document that is both the train ticket and the reservation
[11:52.39]specifically indicates the train number,
[11:54.65]train time, car number and seat number that you have been assigned.
[11:58.96]These tickets are only valid for the train indicated on it,
[12:02.39]and you must occupy the seat hat was specifically assigned to you.
[12:06.60]You cannot use these train tickets to board another train--
[12:09.86]even on the same route,
[12:11.60]and you cannot get off and on the train along the way.
[12:15.14]In the case of separate train tickets and reservations,
[12:18.17]you will receive two distinct travel documents:
[12:21.48]the open ticket and a separate reservation.
[12:24.50]If for some reason you cannot use the reservation portion of your train ticket
[12:28.92]if you miss your train,
[12:30.36]lost the reservation
[12:31.51]or simply change your plans,
[12:33.58]the open ticket portion of your train ticket remains valid.
[12:37.09]You may either purchase a new separate reservation
[12:39.88]to board a train that requires one,
[12:42.10]or use just the open ticket portion you already have
[12:45.53]to board a train on the same route
[12:47.55]that is "reservation recommended"
[12:49.33]or a train that does not require reservations.
[12:52.05]Now for the second category of train tickets:
[12:54.83]tickets that don't include a reservation,
[12:57.40]also known as open tickets.
[12:59.51]These train tickets are valid for a specific route
[13:02.39]and can be used to board any train that runs on this route
[13:05.47]that does not require a reservation.
[13:07.99]It's quite flexible
[13:09.36]because you can decide which train to take
[13:11.60]after you've bought the train tickets.
[13:13.60]With open tickets, you do not have a pre-assigned seat.
[13:16.89]You can sit in any available seat
[13:19.29]in the class of service your train ticket was issued for.
[13:22.22]In most cases, the ticket you get
[13:24.78]is based on the route you'll be taking.
[13:26.66]You do not have a choice in most instances.
[13:29.74]Now, let's review the possible ways you'll get the tickets.
[13:33.19]Train tickets bought from Rail Europe
[13:35.63]can be issued in one of three ways:
[13:37.84]One, paper ticket printed by Rail Europe.
[13:41.03]Two, print at home e-ticket as a PDF,
[13:44.84]or issued with a unique e-ticket confirmation code
[13:48.44]along with your photo ID.
[13:50.17]Three, print at the station e-ticket.
[13:53.35]Its e-ticket confirmation code
[13:55.73]is created and communicated to you
[13:57.90]at the time of purchase.
[13:59.48]You need to print the actual paper ticket
[14:02.20]from a self service kiosk at the rail station
[14:05.08]prior to your train's departure.
[14:06.76]To enjoy your trip on the train,
[14:08.99]remember to physically show your train ticket to the conductor onboard
[14:12.99]at the time of ticket control
[14:15.02]or upon check in.
[14:16.58]For more information, you can check our website.
[14:20.94]NOW you have TWO minutes to complete your work.
[16:25.72]This is the end of Section A talk
[16:29.55]SECTION B CONVERSATIONS
[16:33.22]In this section you will hear two conversations.
[16:37.17]At the end of each conversation,
[16:39.66]five questions will be asked about what was said.
[16:43.76]Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken ONCE ONLY.
[16:49.62]After each question there will be a ten-second pause.
[16:54.08]During the pause, you should read the four choices of A, B, C and D,
[17:01.65]and mark the best answer to each question on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
[17:07.56]You have thirty seconds to preview the questions.
[17:42.64]Now, listen to the conversations.
[17:48.14]W: Hello. Is this the accommodation office?
[17:52.29]M: Yes, how can I help you?
[17:54.62]W: Well, I've got a bit of a problem.
[17:57.03]I'm staying in the Godfrey White Dorm,
[17:59.45]and on Monday, the warden came
[18:01.86]and told me that I have to move out this Thursday.
[18:05.38]M: Really? How long have you been staying
[18:08.08]in the Godfrey White Dorm?
[18:09.95]W: For the last ten weeks.
[18:12.72]M: Oh, have you been doing one of the summer courses here then?
[18:17.08]W: Yes, I've been doing the Academic Language course
[18:20.81]since the beginning of July.
[18:22.69]M: And didn't you realise
[18:25.01]that your accommodation was temporary?
[18:28.16]W: No, I thought I would be able to stay there for the whole year.
[18:31.63]I didn't read the small print on the document.
[18:34.96]The warden went through it with me,and
[18:37.36]now I see my mistake.
[18:39.48]M: Oh dear! So, you're looking for somewhere to stay then.
[18:45.43]M: Well, I'm afraid all the places in the dorms are full.
[18:49.37]I mean, there may be some students
[18:51.96]who don't show up when term starts,
[18:54.04]but we won't know that for the next couple of weeks.
[18:57.07]The best thing you can do
[18:58.83]is look for a private house.
[19:00.67]You'll have to share with three or four other students.
[19:03.18]Meals aren't included in the price of course,
[19:05.26]as they are in the university dorms,
[19:07.73]and you'll have to contribute to the electricity bills.
[19:11.03]W: Where can I find out about these houses?
[19:14.49]M: I've got a list here,
[19:16.16]but it's not up to date.
[19:17.55]Rooms are taken up every day,
[19:20.06]so it's hard to know whether a house has a free place or not.
[19:23.39]I can give you a photocopy of this list
[19:25.77]and you can ring round.
[19:27.63]W: Can I use the phone here?
[19:30.36]M: I'm afraid not!
[19:31.69]If we let everyone who asked do that,
[19:34.05]there'd be someone here all day!
[19:36.58]W: Do you have a map?
[19:38.19]It'd be useful to know where these places are.
[19:41.03]M: Yes, I can give you a map.
[19:42.80]This one's got the bus routes on it too,
[19:45.33]so you can find out how easy it is to get from the house
[19:48.71]to the university.
[19:50.40]W: Great. And what if I can't find a place before Thursday?
[19:55.50]M: Well, the YMCA offers cheap beds.
[20:00.45]halfway between the university and the city centre.
[20:03.62]You can get a bed in a shared room there,
[20:05.95]and you can also buy cheap meals.
[20:08.28]But you should phone up and book a bed in advance.
[20:11.60]It's very busy this time of year.
[20:13.51]I'll give you the number.
[20:15.03]Do you need a pen?
[20:16.97]W: No, don't worry, I've got one.
[20:19.95]M: So, the number's 482 5903.
[20:25.14]W: 482 5903.
[20:29.05]M: That's right.
[20:30.35]Anything else I can help you with?
[20:32.66]W: No, that's everything. Thanks. Bye!
[20:37.21]This is the end of Conversation One.
[20:39.95]Questions 1-5 are based on Conversation One.
[20:44.38]1. What course is the woman learning?
[20:58.56]2. Why didn't the woman realize that her accommodation was temporary?
[21:14.41]3. Where does the man think is the best place to live?
[21:28.94]4. What should the woman do to find out private houses?
[21:44.30]5. What do we learn about the YMCA?
[22:00.91]W: Hey. Uh, you look really unhappy.
[22:04.54]What's going on?
[22:06.06]M: Ah, you don't want to know.
[22:08.94]W: Okay, see you.
[22:11.08]M: Wait, wait, wait!
[22:12.41]Why are you walking away?
[22:13.89]W: Well, you said I didn't want to know,
[22:17.42]so I just walked away.
[22:19.64]M: No, wait. You see my parents don't really love me.
[22:24.23]W: What do you mean?
[22:26.26]Why do you say so?
[22:27.62]When I met them last week,
[22:29.58]they seemed really caring.
[22:31.77]Your mum made the birthday cake for you
[22:34.41]and you father booked the tickets of your favorite band's concert for you.
[22:39.11]Things couldn't change that instant.
[22:41.64]M: You don't understand!
[22:43.35]You see. I want a new smart phone...
[22:45.81]I mean, I need one,
[22:47.58]and my parents won't buy me a new one!
[22:50.23]W: Uh, excuse me, but don't you already have an iPhone?
[22:55.23]M: Yeah, but it's three months old.
[22:58.79]W: Old? I bought my cellphone three years ago.
[23:03.28]So my cellphone can be called something ancient.
[23:06.98]I really don't see why you need to change it.
[23:10.04]M: And it has a small scratch on it.
[23:13.13]W: Where? Let me see.
[23:15.60]M: Look! Here. You see a scratch here?
[23:18.97]W: I don't see a scratch.
[23:21.30]M: Look, look, right here! You see it?
[23:24.34]W: Come on! It's just a speck of dust.
[23:28.28]M: Anyway... And my other phone...
[23:31.11]W: What? You have two phones?
[23:34.59]M: Yes. I have one for my classmates and friends,
[23:37.67]and the other for my family.
[23:39.76]Hey, that's beside the point.
[23:42.43]W: So did your parents give you a reason
[23:44.64]for not buying you a new phone?
[23:47.58]M: Not a good one. Only something about
[23:50.20]being self-reliant and not being so entitled,
[23:53.54]or something like that.
[23:54.95]W: Then what kind of smart phone are you planning to buy this time?
[23:59.01]M: You see here, on the ad, it says
[24:01.74]the Apple company is launching a new iPhone.
[24:04.82]It features more durability
[24:06.63]thanks to less pliable 7000-series aluminum.
[24:10.35]There's going to be a much-improved camera.
[24:14.08]Apple also claims that Wi-Fi is twice as fast
[24:17.82]when using this new iPhone.
[24:19.54]Don't you think it is quite cool?
[24:21.81]I think that's a perfect smart phone for me, you know.
[24:26.36]W: Yeah. The cool features also come with a steep price...
[24:31.06]Listen, I think it is okay for you to buy a new iPhone,
[24:35.96]but the thing is
[24:37.38]you'd better earn the money yourself.
[24:39.30]Just like what your parents said,
[24:43.10]Hey, you see, there's an ad looking for part-time tutors as well.
[24:47.44]Think about that.
[24:49.26]M: Uh! You're no help.
[24:51.07]If I do as what you said,
[24:52.67]the phones will be sold out!
[24:55.02]This is the end of Conversation Two.
[24:57.98]Questions 6-10 are based on Conversation Two.
[25:01.93]6. Why does the man think his parents do not love him?
[25:17.65]7. What do we learn about the woman's cellphone?
[25:32.56]8. What do the man's parents think of him?
[25:46.64]9. Which is the new iPhone's feature according to the man?
[26:02.95]10. What does the man think of the woman's advice?
[26:17.48]This is the end of Part two Listening Comprehension.
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