Public English Test System (PETS
Section I Listening Comprehension
This .section is designed to test your ability to understand spoken English. You will hear a selection of recorded materials and you must answer the questions that accompany them. There are two parts in this section, Part A and Part B.
Remember, while you are doing the test, you should first put down your answers in your test booklet. At the end of the listening comprehension section, you will have 3 minutes to transfer your answers from your test booklet onto your ANSWER SHEET 1.
If you have any questions, you may raise your hand NOW as you will not be allowed to speak once the test has started.
Now look at Part A in your test booklet.
You will hear 10 short dialogues. For each dialogue, there is one question and four possible answers. Choose the correct answer-A, B, C or D, and mark it in your test booklet. You will have 15seconds to answer the question and you will hear each dialogue ONLY ONCE.
You will hear:
W: Could you please tell me if the Beijing flight will be arriving on time?
M:Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about ten minutes.
You will read:
Who do you think the woman is talking to?
[A] A bus conductor.
[ B] A clerk at the airport.
[ C] A taxi driver.
[D] A clerk at the station.
From the dialogue, we know that only a clerk at the airport is most likely to know
the arrival time of a flight, so you should choose answer [ B ] and mark it in your test
Sample Answer: [ A ] [B] [C] [D]
Now look at question 1.
1. What do the girls have in common?
[A] Both of them are going to Zimbabwe.
[ B ] They are both from Africa.
[ C ] They are of the same age.
[D] They are interested in African art.
2. What do we learn from this conversation?
[A] Mr. Smith is the new manager. [B] The manager is a man.
[C] The former manager has left. [D] The manager is not here.
3. What does the woman want to know?
[A] Where to board the plane. [B] Where to find a telephone.
[C] The flight number. [D] The departure time.
4. What does the woman mean?
[A] She doesn' t want to ask Mr. Jackson herself.
[ B ] She doesn ' t want to work for Mr. Jackson.
[ C ] Mr. Jackson may have broken the tape recorder.
[D] Mr. Jackson might fix the tape recorder.
5. What does the woman mean?
[ A] They don't have to go to the concert. [ B] His brother should let them use the car.
[ C ] The subway is fine with her. [D] A car wouldn ' t be any faster.
6. Why is the man tired?
[A] His job is difficult. [B] His job isn't interesting.
[C] He doesn't know how to do his job. [D] He doesn't sleep well at night.
7. What do we learn from this conversation?
[A] The woman will probably go to Canada for her vacation.
[ B] The woman will probably wait until summer to go to Mexico.
[ C] The woman will probably not go to Canada for her winter vacation.
[ D] The woman will probably stay home during her vacation.
8. What does the woman mean?
[A] The man needs to continue walking.
[ B ] The man needs to go straight back for two blocks.
[ C ] He has already passed the building.
[ D] The building is to his right.
9. What was Peter doing at the hospital?
[A] Something is wrong with his baby. [B] His wife just had a new baby.
[C] He went to see a doctor. [D] He was seeing his sister.
10. What does the man mean?
[A] He is not free after dinner. [ B] He can go to the concert if he has time.
[ C ] They can not go to concert together. [ D ] He will go to the concert.
You are going to hear four conversations. Before listening to each conversation, you will have 5seconds to read each of the questions which accompany it. After listening, you will have time to answer each question by choosing A, B, C or D. You will hear each passage or conversation ONLY ONCE.Mark your answers in your test booklet.
Questions 11-14 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions II -14.
11. When did the conversation take place?
[A] Before summer vacation. [B] During summer vacation.
[C] After summer vacation. [D] In class.
12. Who are the two speakers?
[A] Brother and sister. [B] Unemployed young man and woman.
[C] College students. [D] High school kids.
13. What kind of jobs does the man prefer?
[A] Camp jobs. [B] A job at a hotel.
[C] A job in the open air. [ D ] Cutting grass.
14. What do we learn from this conversation?
[A] Camp jobs are very attractive.
[ B ] Customers at hotels usually give tips to waiters.
[ C ] High school kids usually help their parents cutting grass.
[D] The man wants a job outside because machines do all the work.
You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 11 - 14.
Questions 15-18 are based on the following conversation. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 15 -18.
15. Where does this conversation take place?
[A] In Detroit. [B] At the railroad station.
[C] At the bus station. [D] At Cleveland airport.
16. Why does the traveler want to take a bus?
[A] The bus tickets are cheaper than the train tickets.
[ B ] The bus trip is comfortable because it is air-conditioned.
[C] Bus stops at several cities along the way.
[D] The traveler wants to experience another way of traveling.
17. Why are the bus tickets much cheaper than the train tickets?
[A] The bus trip takes longer time.
[B] The bus stops at several cities.
[C] Few people enjoy bus trip.
[D] There is no rest room in the bus.
18. Why couldn' t the passenger use the train ticket to pay for the bus ticket?
[A] The train ticket costs more than the bus ticket.
[B] The train station belongs to another company.
[ C] Her uncle and aunt don ' t agree with him to do so.
[ D] She doesn' t want to pay extra money to the bus station.
You now have 40 seconds to check your answers to questions 15 -18.
Questions 19-22 are based on the following news report. You now have 20 seconds to read the questions 19 -22.
19. Why did the students clean the cars?
[ A ] They wanted to help the cleaner ' s daughter.
[B] They wanted to earn some pocket money.
[C] They needed money for their classmate' s medical expenses.
[D] They wanted to help a hospital.
20. What was the biggest problem the cleaner' s daughter faced?
[A] She had a serious heart disease.
[B] She would not clean the cars herself.
[C] Her father was ill and she had no family in Hong Kong.
[D] Her school friends were too poor to help her.
21. Whom did they also turn to for the funeral expenses?
[A] The girl's relatives. [B] The car owners.
[C] Their parents. [D] Residents of the building.
22. What did the girl want to do?
[A] To live with her relatives. [B] To be independent.
[ C] To become a doctor. [ D] To stay with one of her classmates.