31. What is the common opinion about age and work?
〇 a. Work gets a lot easier after the age of 40.
〇 b. Most of one’s work is done before the age of 40.
〇 c. There isn’t much work to do after the age of 40.
〇 d. Work gets more difficult after the age of 40.
32. What does the speaker think about age and work?
〇 a. Generally speaking, work gets much easier after 40.
〇 b. Generally speaking, work gets much harder after 40.
〇 c. Age and work are not correlated.
〇 d. He is undecided.
33. What should not be valued after one is 40?
〇 a. The ability to work long hours.
〇 b. Judgment.
〇 c. Professional skills.
〇 d. Experience.
34. According to this passage, what should you do after 40?
〇 a. Change your life style.
〇 b. Take things easy.
〇 c. Challenge the things you didn’t do well before.
〇 d. Find out what you are good at.
35. What is the key to success in the speaker’s opinion?
〇 a. Know your strengths.
〇 b. Learn the right style of life from others.
〇 c. Keep learning.
〇 d. Accept your limits.
Parts of the following text are missing. While listening to the tape, complete the passage by filling in each blank space with an appropriate word or words. There are 20 blanks, each carrying one point. You will hear the passage only once.
WASHINGTON. The Bush administration has _____________ for the first time that it may be willing to ______________ a multinational force in Iraq to operate under the _______________ of the United Nations as long as _______________ by an American.
The idea was described by Richard L. Armitage, the deputy secretary of state, as just "_____________________" in discussions at the United Nations. It was first ____________ publicly last week by Kofi Annan, the United Nations’ secretary general.
Mr. Armitage's remarks, made ___________ to regional reporters and released by _________________________ today, represent _____________________ in course for the administration, which has until now insisted that all _____________________ matters in Iraq remain under total American control. Allowing the United Nations ___________________ would be intended to win the support of the Security Council for ___________________ authorizing the _____________ occupation of the country.
In his remarks, Mr. Armitage __________ to discuss the plans _______________, saying, "I don't think it helps to ____________________ publicly right now." But he described the arrangement under consideration as "a multinational force _____________________" in which "the American would be the U.N. commander.”
On Monday, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld was asked whether he could ____________ American troops fighting ___________________________. His answer: "I think that's not going to happen." But he went on to rule out only "____________________________" meaning by the United Nations, whose troops wear blue helmets over a peacekeeping force in Iraq.
Listen to the following passage. Write a short summary of around 150 words of what you have heard. This part of the test carries 30 points. You will hear the passage only once.