Questions 5 and 7 are based on the news report you have just heard.

Directions: In this section, you will hear three news reports. At the end of each news report, you will hear two or three questions. Both the news report 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), D). Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the center.
  • A Shrinking potato farming.
  • B Heavy reliance on import.
  • C Widespread plant disease.
  • D Insufficient potato supply.
  • A It intends to keep its traditional diet.
  • B It wants to expand its own farming.
  • C It is afraid of the spread of disease.
  • D It is worried about unfair competition.
  • A Global warming.
  • B Ever-rising prices.
  • C Government regulation.
  • D Diminishing investment.