[00:13.25]TEST FOR ENGLISH MAJORS GRADE FOUR
[00:16.98]PART I DICTATION
[00:19.68]Listen to the following passage.
[00:22.55]Altogether the passage will be read to you four times.
[00:25.49]During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed,
[00:29.61]listen and try to understand the meaning.
[00:32.47]For the second and third readings,
[00:34.84]the passage will be read sentence by sentence,
[00:37.46]or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds.
[00:41.84]The last reading will be done at normal speed again
[00:44.63]and during this time you should check your work.
[00:47.93]You will then be given 1 minute
[00:50.17]to check through your work once more.
[00:52.44]Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE.
[00:56.24]Now listen to the passage.
[00:58.77]The Modern Family
[01:01.65]The past 20 years have seen enormous changes
[01:05.62]in the lives and structure of families in Britain.
[01:09.07]The biggest change has been caused by divorce.
[01:12.91]As many as 2 out of 3 marriages now end in divorce,
[01:17.61]leading to a situation where many children live with one parent
[01:22.50]and only see the other at weekends or holidays.
[01:25.99]There has also been a huge rise
[01:29.09]in the number of women with children who work.
[01:32.46]The large rise in divorces has meant
[01:35.46]many women need to work to support themselves and their children.
[01:39.99]Even when there is no divorce,
[01:42.18]many families need both parents to work in order to survive.
[01:48.56]The second and third readings, you should begin writing now.
[01:53.26]The Modern Family
[01:56.62]The past 20 years have seen enormous changes
[02:01.17]in the lives and structure of families in Britain.
[02:18.92]The past 20 years have seen enormous changes
[02:22.66]in the lives and structure of families in Britain.
[02:40.27]The biggest change has been caused by divorce.
[02:57.74]The biggest change has been caused by divorce.
[03:15.55]As many as 2 out of 3 marriages now end in divorce,
[03:35.03]As many as 2 out of 3 marriages now end in divorce,
[03:53.68]leading to a situation where many children live with one parent
[04:13.28]leading to a situation where many children live with one parent
[04:32.01]and only see the other at weekends or holidays.
[04:49.90]and only see the other at weekends or holidays.
[05:07.22]There has also been a huge rise
[05:10.26]in the number of women with children who work.
[05:27.63]There has also been a huge rise
[05:30.06]in the number of women with children who work.
[05:47.47]The large rise in divorces has meant
[06:04.31]The large rise in divorces has meant
[06:21.96]many women need to work to support themselves and their children.
[06:39.84]many women need to work to support themselves and their children.
[06:59.89]Even when there is no divorce,
[07:16.61]Even when there is no divorce,
[07:33.30]many families need both parents to work in order to survive.
[07:52.36]many families need both parents to work in order to survive.
[08:11.34]The last reading:
[08:12.78]The Modern Family
[08:14.70]The past 20 years have seen enormous changes
[08:18.49]in the lives and structure of families in Britain.
[08:21.80]The biggest change has been caused by divorce.
[08:25.76]As many as 2 out of 3 marriages now end in divorce,
[08:30.67]leading to a situation where many children live with one parent
[08:35.42]and only see the other at weekends or holidays.
[08:39.07]There has also been a huge rise
[08:42.20]in the number of women with children who work.
[08:45.29]The large rise in divorces has meant
[08:48.50]many women need to work to support themselves and their children.
[08:52.91]Even when there is no divorce,
[08:55.21]many families need both parents to work in order to survive.
[09:00.87]Now you have 1 minute to check through your work.
[10:04.39]That is the end of PART I Dictation.
[10:08.04]Part Two Listening Comprehension
[10:11.82]SECTION A TALK
[10:14.91]In this section you will hear a talk.
[10:18.15]You will hear the talk ONCE ONLY.
[10:20.83]While listening, you may look at ANSWER SHEET ONE
[10:24.85]and write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each gap.
[10:29.14]Make sure the word(s) you fill in is (are) both
[10:34.18]grammatically and semantically acceptable.
[10:38.12]You may use the blank sheet for note-taking.
[10:41.54]You have THIRTY seconds to preview the gap-filling task.
[11:17.26]Now listen to the talk.
[11:19.48]When it is over, you will be given TWO minutes to complete your work.
[11:26.09]Preventing Textbook Theft
[11:28.77]Textbook theft is a very real danger you face every day of your college life.
[11:34.94]Now, we're not trying to intimate that the college is not safe;
[11:39.15]in fact, because of its safe environment,
[11:41.89]many students don't think about this happening to them.
[11:45.75]Throughout the year,
[11:47.26]Campus Safety Office receives complaints of book theft,
[11:51.27]especially at the beginning and end of the semester and around the holidays.
[11:56.67]On behalf of the CSO I want to warn you about the textbook theft
[12:01.92]and offer some tips to prevent and cope with this danger.
[12:06.19]Why do people steal your textbooks?
[12:09.27]They make attractive targets for thieves.
[12:11.95]The cost of textbooks is one of the major expenses of attending a university.
[12:17.81]The average student spends 300-400 dollars per semester on textbooks.
[12:24.42]Textbooks often are left unattended in public areas;
[12:28.65]textbooks can be easily resold;
[12:31.50]textbooks are increasing in value;
[12:33.80]and often, owners cannot be identified.
[12:37.33]Here are several tips
[12:39.21]that will reduce your chances of being a victim of book theft.
[12:43.20]The most effective way to stop a person from selling a book back
[12:47.71]or accuse a person of stealing your book
[12:50.38]is to see if you mark your text book.
[12:53.30]Thieves find it more difficult to dispose of stolen articles
[12:57.20]that can be traced through an owner making identification marks.
[13:01.56]There are some ways to mark your textbooks.
[13:04.64]One, print your full name on the inside cover of each textbook.
[13:09.92]Two, print the current school year and semester under your name.
[13:14.21]Three, print an identifiable number
[13:17.77]that you can remember on a specific page
[13:20.26]with your own initials on the corresponding page,
[13:23.61]and keep a record of it.
[13:25.64]Mark the corresponding page with your own initials,
[13:29.07]that is, the first words of your name.
[13:31.64]This way, if the book is stolen,
[13:34.34]both the police and the bookstores
[13:37.06]will have a better chance of tracing the book once it is sold back.
[13:41.62]If caught with a marked item,
[13:43.31]the thief can be convicted.
[13:45.76]The marked items can also be returned to the rightful owner.
[13:49.25]However, for the sake of safety,
[13:52.38]do not use your social security number, student ID number,
[13:57.34]or birth date to mark your textbook!
[14:00.29]In addition, never leave your possessions unattended in public places.
[14:06.05]Remember, the majority of thefts on campus are thefts of opportunity.
[14:11.77]Most items are stolen because they are left unattended.
[14:16.11]Make a list of your textbooks
[14:18.87]and include the name of the book, type of book, the author, and any identifying marks
[14:25.54]to help Campus Safety Office in the recovery of the lost or stolen book(s).
[14:30.77]If once you became a victim,
[14:32.66]do report the textbook theft immediately to Campus Safety Office
[14:37.62]and to the campus bookstore.
[14:39.60]By doing so, you can enhance the chance of recovering your textbook.
[14:46.78]NOW you have TWO minutes to complete your work.
[16:51.94]This is the end of Section A talk
[16:55.13]SECTION B CONVERSATIONS
[16:59.18]In this section you will hear two conversations.
[17:03.13]At the end of each conversation,
[17:05.41]five questions will be asked about what was said.
[17:09.53]Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken ONCE ONLY.
[17:15.42]After each question there will be a ten-second pause.
[17:20.06]During the pause, you should read the four choices of A, B, C and D,
[17:27.85]and mark the best answer to each question on ANSWER SHEET TWO.
[17:33.18]You have thirty seconds to preview the questions.
[18:08.69]Now, listen to the conversations.
[18:13.75]W: Good morning, Blue Harbor Cruises.
[18:17.14]How can I help you?
[18:18.66]M: Can you tell me something about the different harbor cruises you run?
[18:23.06]W: Well... we run three cruises every day,
[18:27.22]each offering something slightly different.
[18:29.95]M: Let me just get a pencil.
[18:31.99]W: Firstly, there's the Highlight Cruise,
[18:34.82]then we do the Noon Cruise and we also have our Sunset Cruise.
[18:40.07]M: Can you tell me a little bit about them?
[18:42.87]When they leave, what they cost, that sort of thing?
[18:46.50]W: The Highlight Cruise is $16 per person and that leaves at 9:30 a.m.
[18:52.89]and takes two hours to go round the harbor.
[18:56.23]M: And do you get coffee or refreshments?
[18:59.22]W: No, but there's a kiosk on board where you can buy drinks and snacks.
[19:04.42]And we do provide everyone with a free postcard.
[19:07.70]M: Right. And the Noon Cruise?
[19:10.63]W: The Noon Cruise is a little more expensive--
[19:14.00]it's $40 per person.
[19:16.74]And it departs at 12 o'clock.
[19:19.24]It's actually very good value because it takes about three hours,
[19:23.56]as it goes round the harbor twice and,
[19:26.26]of course, for that price you also get lunch.
[19:30.19]M: I see... and what about the last one?
[19:33.03]W: That's $25 and it takes two hours.
[19:37.05]M: When does that depart?
[19:38.77]W: We only run that one in the summer months,
[19:41.91]and it leaves punctually at a quarter past six.
[19:45.00]Presumably you get a chance to see the sunset,
[19:47.85]which is why it only runs in the summer.
[19:50.68]M: Is there anything included?
[19:52.80]W: All passengers receive drinks and snacks.
[19:56.19]M: Can I book for tomorrow?
[19:58.34]W: No need to book. Just be down at the quay at six o'clock.
[20:03.40]All our cruises depart from jetty No.2.
[20:06.95]M: Can you tell me where that is exactly?
[20:09.91]W: No.2 jetty is opposite the taxi rank.
[20:13.37]It's clearly signposted. You can't miss it.
[20:16.91]M: Right is there a commentary?
[20:19.94]W: Yes, there is. On all the cruises.
[20:23.68]M: Do they do the commentary in all other languages?
[20:27.47]W: Just in English, I'm afraid.
[20:30.52]M: Oh... so I'll have to translate for my friend, I suppose.
[20:34.29]She is coming with me tomorrow.
[20:36.47]W: Well, there is a brochure with some information about the places of interest,
[20:41.72]and that's printed in several languages.
[20:44.64]M: It's good to know that.
[20:46.82]W: Oh, it gets extremely hot on the upper deck even at that time of a day,
[20:52.38]so it's a good idea to have a hat. Otherwise you could get sunburned.
[20:57.89]M: I'll remember that. Thank you.
[21:00.89]This is the end of Conversation One.
[21:04.23]Questions 1-5 are based on Conversation One.
[21:08.43]1. What can the man get on the Highlight Cruise for free?
[21:25.18]2. How much does the man pay for the cruise tour with lunch?
[21:40.85]3. What does the man want to book?
[21:55.15]4. What do we learn about the man's friend?
[22:09.78]5. What does the woman advise the man to do?
[22:26.93]W: Hi, Bill. Come on in. How are you doing today?
[22:30.60]M: Fine, thanks.
[22:32.54]W: Well, as I explained on the phone,
[22:35.19]I'm a counselor here at the Student Services section of the university
[22:39.73]and I'm interviewing overseas students
[22:42.67]so I can draw up a guide for new students.
[22:45.75]I'd be grateful if you could tell me a little about your time
[22:49.39]since you've been here in Cambridge.
[22:51.52]M: Good idea. I'm glad I can help.
[22:54.40]W: I'd like to start from a few questions.
[22:57.61]Where are you from?
[22:59.27]M: I am from Canada.
[23:01.20]W: And how did you feel Cambridge when you first arrived?
[23:05.77]M: I like it here. I think the city is very beautiful.
[23:10.46]Well, some of my friends from China told me
[23:12.94]they were struck by how quiet it is here in the evening.
[23:16.53]W: Yes, Cambridge is a quiet place.
[23:19.66]A perfect place to study, I guess.
[23:21.99]Where did you live when you first arrived?
[23:25.19]M: At first I stayed with a family for three months.
[23:29.23]They were very kind to me but they had three young children
[23:33.39]and I found it difficult to study.
[23:35.77]W: Right, I see.
[23:38.11]M: So after three months I moved out
[23:41.15]and now I live with two other students in an apartment.
[23:44.96]W: It's cheaper than the hostel on campus, isn't it?
[23:48.77]M: It is. But what I like most about it is that we can cook our own meals.
[23:54.18]I have friends who live in the student hostel on campus.
[23:58.68]They said the food there was awful.
[24:01.51]W: Oh dear. I'm sorry to hear that.
[24:04.13]And what about your studies?
[24:06.57]What are you studying?
[24:08.31]M: I' m doing a Bachelor of Environmental Studies.
[24:11.19]W: Ah, right, and how are you finding that?
[24:14.78]M: Yeah, well, it's been pretty good really.
[24:18.19]I've enjoyed the course, but I feel there hasn't been enough contact with the lecturers.
[24:23.39]They all seem to be incredibly busy.
[24:26.12]The only chance I've really had to talk to them was on the field trip.
[24:29.97]W: Well, that's no good.
[24:32.55]Could anything be done to improve the course in your opinion?
[24:36.13]M: I think it would be helpful to have meetings with lecturers on the course.
[24:41.01]Say once a fortnight--something like that.
[24:43.81]W: Regular meetings. That could certainly help.
[24:48.30]M: Also, some students have language difficulties.
[24:52.75]They come from non-English-speaking countries
[24:55.60]and are having a hard time in class.
[24:58.03]W: OK, I see. That's something we can work on.
[25:02.34]I'm thinking about starting this project called Global Buddies.
[25:06.41]We can actually create a website
[25:08.60]that provides information about overseas students
[25:11.52]who need help in improving their English
[25:13.96]and the local students who volunteer to help them.
[25:16.99]Then we can hold regular activities
[25:19.33]that allow them to have some fun and get to know each other.
[25:23.23]In that way, the overseas students
[25:25.55]can practice their listening comprehension and oral expression.
[25:29.51]They may find it easier to fit in the new environment as well.
[25:33.97]M: That's a great idea.
[25:37.18]This is the end of Conversation Two.
[25:39.61]Questions 6-10 are based on Conversation Two.
[25:43.85]6. What is the man's first impression on Cambridge?
[26:00.03]7. Why did the man move out of the host family?
[26:15.14]8. Where does the man live after moving out of the family?
[26:30.56]9. What is the man's advice on improving the course?
[26:45.83]10. How does the woman plan to help students with language difficulties?
[27:01.90]This is the end of Part two Listening Comprehension.
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