Questions 9 to 11 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 They break away from traditional ways of thinking.
  • B They are prepared to work harder than anyone else.
  • C They are good at refining old formulas.
  • D They bring their potential into full play.
  • A They contributed to the popularity of skiing worldwide.
  • B They resulted in a brand new style of skiing techniques.
  • C They promoted the scientific use of skiing poles.
  • D They made explosive news in the sports world.
  • A He was recognized as a genius in the world of sports.
  • B He competed in all major skiing events in the world.
  • C He won three gold medals in one Winter Olympics.
  • D He broke three world skiing records in three years.