In this part of the test, you will hear short questions, statements, or commands in Mandarin Chinese, followed by three responses in Mandarin Chinese, designated (A), (B), and (C). You will hear the questions or statements, as well as the responses, just one time, and they are not printed in your test booklet. Therefore, you must listen very carefully. Select the best response and fill in the corresponding circle on your answer sheet.
Disclaimer: The script you see here is provided as supplemental information, but would not be available in an actual test.
Select an Answer
This brief conversation concerns different kinds of writing implements, each designated by a two-character expression where the second character is bi: qianbi (pencil), gangbi (pen) and maobi (Chinese calligraphy brush, which occurs in one of the incorrect answer choices). The woman asks, “Are we supposed to use pencil or pen today?” to which the man replies, “Pencil; did you bring one?” The correct answer choice is (C), “I brought both kinds of bi.” Neither of the other answer choices—(A) “Pens are more expensive than pencils” or (B) “This calligraphy brush works very well”—is an appropriate response.