Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay on the following question. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Suppose a foreign friend of yours is coming to visit China, what is the first place you would like to take him/her to see and why?
Part II Listening Comprehension (30 minutes)
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions 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 Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
1. A) The man should visit the museums.
B) She can’t stand the hot weather.
C) The beach resort is a good choice.
D) She enjoys staying in Washington.
2. A) Her new responsibilities in the company.
B) What her job prospects are.
C) What the customers’ feedback is.
D) The director’s opinion of her work.
3. A) Combine her training with dieting.
B) Repeat the training every three days.
C) Avoid excessive physical training.
D) Include weightlifting in the program.
4. A) When she will return home.
B) Whether she can go by herself.
C) Whether she can travel by air.
D) When she will completely recover.
5. A) The woman knows how to deal with the police.
B) The woman had been fined many times before.
C) The woman had violated traffic regulations.
D) The woman is good at finding excuses.
6. A) Switch off the refrigerator for a while.……此处隐藏26411个字……58. B 59. C 60. B 61. D 62. B 63. C 64. D 65. A
In order to promote fairness in education, China has invested 36 billion yuan to improve educational facilities in rural areas and enhance compulsory education in the rural areas of the central and western regions.1 These funds are used to improve teaching facilities and buy books, benefiting more than 160 thousand primary and secondary schools.2 Besides, these funds are spent purchasing music and painting equipment.3 Now, children in rural and mountainous areas can have music and painting classes just as children in coastal cities do.4 Some students who were transferred to city schools for receiving better education have now returned to their local rural schools.5