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 The number of nurses has dropped to a record low.
  • B There is a growing shortage of medical personnel.
  • C There is discrimination against male nurses.
  • D The number of male nurses has gone down.
  • A Cultural bias.
  • B Inadequate pay.
  • C Educational system.
  • D Working conditions.