Questions 9 to 12 are based on the passage you have just heard.

Directions: In this section, you will hear two 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.

  • A Stretches of farmland.
  • B Typical Egyptian animal farms.
  • C Tombs of ancient rulers.
  • D Ruins left by devastating floods.
  • A It provides habitats for more primitive tribes.
  • B It is hardly associated with great civilizations.
  • C It has not yet been fully explored and exploited.
  • D It gathers water from many tropical rain forests.
  • A It carries about one fifth of the world's fresh water.
  • B It has numerous human settlements along its banks.
  • C It is second only to the Mississippi River in width.
  • D It is as long as the Nile and the Yangtze combined.