Questions 11 to 13 are based on the following passage. At the end of the passage, you will be given 15 seconds to answer the questions. Now, listen to the passage.
The earthquake of 26th December 2004 resulted in one of the worst natural disasters in living memory. It was a (31) _____ underwater quake and occurred in the Indian Ocean. It (32) ____ coastlines, communities and brought death to many people. Why do earthquakes happen? The surface of the earth has not always looked as it does today; it is moving (33) ____ (although very slowly) and has done so for billions of years. This is one (34) ____ of earthquakes, when one section of the earth (tectonic plate) (35) ____ another. Scientists can predict where but not (36) ____ this might happen and the area between plates is called a fault line. On one fault line in Kobe, Japan in 1923 over 200,000 people were killed. (37) ____, earthquakes do not always happen on fault lines, (38) ____ is why they are so dangerous and (39) ____. Where do volcanoes happen? Volcanoes happen where the earth’s (40) ____ is thin: lava, dust and gases (41) ____ from beneath the earth. They can rise into a huge cone shape like a mountain and erupt, (42) ____ they can be so violent (43) ____ they just explode directly from the earth with no warning. There are 1511 (44) “____” volcanoes in the world. This means that they may (45) ____ be dangerous. In 1985 the Colombian volcano Nevado del Ruiz erupted. The lava melted a glacier and sent tons of mud (46) ____ the town below. Twenty thousand people died. Natural disasters like volcanic eruptions are often unpredictable. We regularly do not know when they (47) ____ happen, or (48) ____ where they will happen. In the future, scientists may be able to watch and predict (49) ____ before they happen. This could (50) ____ many lives.
There are thirty sentences in this section. Beneath each sentence there are four words, phrases or statements marked A, B, C and D. Choose one word, phrase or statement that best completes the sentence.
Mark your answers on Answer Sheet Two.
In this section there are four passages followed by questions or unfinished statements, each with four suggested answers marked A, B, C and D. Choose the one that you think is the best answer.
The Dragon Boat Festival (端午节) is one of the important national festivals in China. Write on Answer Sheet Three a composition of about 200 words on the following topic：
The Dragon Boat Festival
First, you should tell what you know about the festival. Second, you should describe how you or other people usually observe the festival.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, language and appropriateness. Failure to follow the instructions may result in a loss of marks.
Write on Answer Sheet Three a note of about 50-60 words based on the following situation:
The winter vacation was over, and you came back by train yesterday. Your friend (Michael or Lucy) went to the railway station to meet you and helped cleaning your dorm. Now, write him/her a note, expressing your gratitude and offering your help in return.
Marks will be awarded for content organization, language and appropriateness.