PART I 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 done 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 done 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.
Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Now, listen to the passage.
Dating is the traditional first step toward marriage. But dating and establishing a relationship can be hard work. So a lot of people want to go where they can meet people with similar interests. They might look for someone who shares a common interest in religion or books, for example. A lot of bookstores now have places that serve coffee and food. Many offer special programs and social activities for single people. Singles may join health clubs, or sports teams or maybe even a group for people who like to take long walks in the woods. If nothing else, at least they will have gotten some exercise. Some people use dating services, which help people choose a person they might like. Many newspapers and magazines publish messages from people who are seeking someone to date. There are also telephone dating services, video dating services and online dating services.