TIME LIMIT: 140 MIN.??
WRITING ［45 MIN.］?
SECTION A COMPOSITION［35 MIN.］
Nowadays young people tend to phone more often than write to each other. So, some say that phones will kill letter writing. What is your opinion??
?Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a composition of about 150 words on the following topic:??
WILL PHONES KILL LETTER WRITING?
You are to write in three parts.?
In the first part, state specifically what your view is.?
In the second part, support your view with one or two reasons.?
In the last part, bring what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.?
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.?
SECTION B NOTE-WRITING ［10 MIN.］
Write on ANSWER SHEET ONE a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:?
Your friend, Jane, has failed in the final exam, and is feeling very unhappy about it. Write a note to comfort her and give her some encouragement.?
?Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness.???
Part Ⅱ DICTATION ［15 MIN.］
Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times: During the first reading, which will be read at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be read at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more. (来源：EnglishCN.com)
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET TWO.?
Money is accepted across the world as payment for goods or services. People use money to buy food, clothes and hundreds of other things. In the past, many different things were used as money. People on Pacific islands once exchanged shells for goods. The Chinese used cloth and knives. In Africa, elephant tusks or salt were used. Even today, some people in Africa are still paid in salt. Coins were first invented by the Chinese. Originally, they were round pieces of metal with a hole in the center, so that a piece of string could keep them together. This made doing business much easier, but people still found coins inconvenient to carry when they wanted to buy something expensive. To solve this problem, the Chinese again came up with the solution. They began to use paper money for coins. Now paper notes are used throughout the world.
Part Ⅲ LISTENING COMPREHENSION ［20 MIN.］
? In Sections A, B and C you will hear everything ONCE ONLY. Listen carefully and then answer the questions that follow. Mark the correct answer to each question on your answer sheet.
SECTION A STATEMENT
? In this section you will hear seven statements. At the end of each statement you will be given 10 seconds to answer the question.??
1.Where is Lily working now??
A. In the police department.?
B. In a drama society.?
C. In a university.?
D. In a primary school.?
2.Passengers must check in to board Flight 5125 by ____.?
A. 11:00 B. 11:20 C. 11:30 D.11:50?
3.Which of the following statements is true??
A. There is a strike across the country.?
B. Many trains have been cancelled.?
C. A few trains have been cancelled.?
D. There is a strike in the North Region.?
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