Listening Comprehension nutes)
In order to promote equality in education, China has invested 36 billion Yuan to improve educational facilities in rural areas and strengthen rural compulsory education in Midwest areas. These funds are used to improve teaching facilities, and purchase books, benefiting more than 160,000 primary and secondary schools. Funds are used to purchase musical instrument and painting tools as well. Now children in rural and mountainous areas can have music and painting lessons as children from coastal cities do. Some students who has transferred to city schools to receive a better education are now moving back to their local rural schools。
China's education workers have realized for a long time the importance of reading to the country. Some of them have suggested that the National Reading Day be set up since 2003. They stressed that people should read good books, especially the classic ones. Through reading, people can better learn to be grateful, responsible and cooperate with others. However, the purpose of education is to cultivate these basic qualities. Reading is particularly important for primary and middle school students. If they don’t develop the interest of reading during the crucial period, it is difficult to get into the habit of reading later。
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 shortconversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one ormore questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and thequestions 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)， anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single linethrough the centre。
M: Look atthese low prices at these fashionable TV sets. Something is fishy, don’t you think so?
W: Well, there have been a lot of robberiesrecently. Some of the stolen goods may have landed here。
Q: Whatdoes the woman imply about the low price television sets?
M: I’ve beenassigned to cover the governess speech today. What about you?
W: Nothing is grand as yours. I have to do an interview for the evening newsabout a man
with dozens of cats。
Q: What do we learn about the speakers?
3. W: Didn’t I see you going into the administrationbuilding this afternoon?
M: I needed to switch my computer class to the950 section。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
4. W: I guess you watch the quiz showon television last night. What did you think about it?
M: Well, it’s great. The first four contestants won onlysmall prizes, but the fifth left with a
new luxury car。
Q: What does the man say about the quiz show?
5. W: I can’t find the arrival time of the New York toBoston Express on this schedule。
M: Look for New York in the left-hand column andfollow it across until you find the hour
listed in the Boston column。
Q: What are the speakers most probably doing?
6. W: You look different today, but Ican’t quiteput my finger on what it is。
M: Oh, yesterday I finally got around to thatnew barbershop in the mall and enjoyed their
Q: What can be inferred about the man?