D.Theylike doing scientific exploration very much.
2.A.In aschool library.
B.At agift shop.
C.In theoffice of a travel agency.
D.At agraduation ceremony.
3.A.Heused to work in the art gallery.
B.He doesnot have a good memory.
C.He isnot interested in any part-time jobs.
D.Hedeclined a job offer from the art gallery.
4.A.Hewill be unable to attend the birthday party.
B.Thewoman should have informed him earlier.
C.He willgo to the birthday party after the lecture.
D.Susanhas been invited to give a lecture tomorrow.
5.A.Set adeadline for the staff to meet.
B.Assignmore workers to the project.
C.Rewardthose having made good progress.
D.Encouragethe staff to work in small groups.
6.A.Whereshe can leave her car.
B.Therate for parking in Lot C.
C.How faraway the parking lot is.
D.The wayto the visitor's parking.
7.A.Heregrets missing the classes.
B.He hasbenefited from exercise.
C.Heplans to take the fitness classes.
D.He islooking forward to a better life.
8.A.Howto select secretaries.
B.How toraise work efficiency.
C.Theresponsibilities of secretaries.
D.Thesecretaries in the man's company.
Questions9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
9.A.It isused by more people than English.
B.It ismore difficult to learn than English.
C.It willbe as commonly used as English.
D.It willeventually become a world language.
10.A.Itspopularity with the common people.
B.Theeffect of the Industrial Revolution.
C.Theinfluence of the British Empire.
D.Itsloan words from many languages.
11.A.Ithas a growing number of newly coined words.
B.Itincludes a lot of words from other languages.
C.It isthe largest among all languages in the world.
D.It canbe easily picked up by overseas travelers.
Questions12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12.A.Toplace an order.
B.Toapply for a job.
C.Toreturn some goods.
D.To makea complaint.
13.A.Heworks on a part-time basis for the company.
B.He hasnot worked in the sales department for long.
C.He isnot familiar with the exact details of the goods.
D.He hasbecome somewhat impatient with the woman.
14.A.Itis not his responsibility.
B.It willbe free for large orders.
C.Itdepends on a number of factors.
D.Itcosts￡15 more for express delivery.
15.A.Makeinquiries with some other companies.
B.Reportthe information to her superior.
C.Pay avisit to the saleswoman in charge.
D.Ringback when she comes to a decision.
Directions，In this section, you will hear 3 short passages.At the end of eachpassage, you will hearsome questions.
Questions16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16.A.Noone knows for sure when they came into being.
B.No oneknows exactly where they were first made.
C.No oneknows for what purpose they were invented.
D.No oneknows what they will look like in the future.
17.A.Measurethe speed of wind.
B.Givewarnings of danger.
C.Pass onsecret messages.
D.Carryropes across rivers.
18.A.Tofind out the strength of silk for kites.
B.To testthe effects of the lightning rod.
C.Toprove that lightning is electricity.
D.Toprotect houses against lightning.
Questions19 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
19.A.Shewas born with a talent for languages.
B.She wastainted to be an interpreter.
C.She canspeak several languages.
D.Sheenjoys teaching languages.
20.A.Theywant to learn as many foreign languages as possible.
B.Theyhave an intense interest in cross-cultural interactions.
C.Theyacquire an immunity to culture shock.
D.Theywould like to live abroad permanently.
21.A.Shebecame an expert in horse racing.
B.Shelearned to appreciate classical music.
C.She wasable to translate for a German sports judge.
D.She gota chance to visit several European countries.
22.A.Takepart in a cooking competition.
B.Tastethe beef and give her comment.
C.Teachvocabulary for food in English.
D.Givecooking lessons on Western food.
Questions23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
23.A.Hehad only a third-grade education.
B.He oncethreatened to kill his teacher.
C.Heoften helped his mother do housework.
D.He grewup in a poor single-parent family.
25.A.Watcheducational TV programs only.
B.Writetwo book reports a week.
Directions: In this section, you will hear a passage three times.Whenthe passage is read for the firsttime, you should listen carefully for itsgeneral idea.When the passage is read for thesecond time, you are required tofill in the blanks with the exact words you have justheard.Finally, when thepassage is read for the third time, you should check what youhave written.
When you look up at the night sky, what do you see? There are other（26） bodies out therebesides the moon andstars.One of the most（27） of these is a comet (彗星).
Cometswere formed around the same time the Earth was formed.They are（28） ice and otherfrozen liquids and gases.（29）these "dirty snowballs" begin toorbit the sun, just as the planets do.
As a comet gets closer to the sun, some gases in it begin tounfreeze.They（30）dust particlesfrom the comet to form a huge cloud.As the comet getseven nearer to the sun, a solar wind blows thecloud behind the comet, thusforming its tail.The tall and the（31）fuzzy (模糊的) atmospherearound a comet are（32）that can help identify this（33）in the night sky.
In any given year, about a dozen known comets come close to the sun intheir orbits.The averageperson can't see them all, of course.Usually there isonly one or two a year bright enough to be seenwith the（34 ）eye.Comet Hale-Bopp, discovered in 1995, wasan unusually bright comet.Its orbitbrought it（35）close to the Earth, within 122 million milesof it.But Hale-Bopp came a long way onits earthly visit.It won't be back foranother four thousand years or so.