Questions 1 and 2 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 Heavy floods.
  • B Safety concerns.
  • C Bad economy.
  • D Workers' strikes.
  • A It is competitive with its numerous tourist destinations.
  • B It provides many job opportunities for French people.
  • C It is the biggest concern of the French government.
  • D It plays an important role in the nation's economy.