Questions 3 and 4 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 To carry out a scientific survey.
  • B To establish a new research station.
  • C To rescue two sick American workers.
  • D To deliver urgent medical supplies.
  • A The darkness and cold.
  • B The heavy snow and fog.
  • C The biting winds.
  • D The ice all around.