Section C Passage
Directions： In this section， you will hear three passages。 At the end of each passage， you will hear three or four questions。 Both the passage and the questions will be spoken only once。 After you hear a question， you must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A)，B)，C)and D)。Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard.
16. A) It has kept growing over the centuries.
B) Its top is hidden in clouds of volcanic smoke.
C) Its height changes with each volcanic eruption.
D) It has a recorded history of 1,500 years.
17. A) They are now a tourist destination.
B) They attract a lot of migrating birds.
C) They provide shelter for the farmers.
D) They make good fields for farming.
18. A) They nest on the volcano's slopes.
B) They feed on certain small mammals.
C) They compete with each other for food.
D) They match large mammals in strength.
参考答案：16. C 17. D 18. B
I have really amazing news. I just got a text message from my bank, saying my salary has been deposited in my account.
Getting paid is good. But I don't understand why you're so excited. It happens every month.
Well, I've been working for a few years. In fact, I worked all through university,
but I only had part-time jobs then. So this is the first time I've ever been paid for a month of full-time work.
Well, then you must feel great. I mean, it's been two decades, but I can still remember when I got my first real salary.
I was happy for days. And I felt like it was a small fortune, even though it wasn't.
Yeah, I've never earned so much money before. And there are so many things I'd like to do with it.
What did you do with your first pay?
I bought a new suit for work and took my parents to a nice restaurant to celebrate. Maybe you could do the same.
I have enough professional clothes. And my parents are across the country. So seeing them is impossible.
But some people from the office are members of a gym. I want to join.
And my university classmates are arranging a trip to visit our old campus, and I'd love to go with them, but I can't afford both.
If I were you. I join the gym because it's a good way to stay healthy, and it might help you build a stronger relationship with your colleagues.
And good relationships are key to a successful career.
Hm. You're right. Thanks for the advice. I'm taking it.
Questions 8 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Question 8. Why did the woman feel excited?
Question 9. When did the man get his first full-time job?
Question 10. What did the man do when he got his first pay?
Question 11. What does the woman say she is going to?