Directions: In this part, you will have 15 minutes to go over the passage quickly
For questions 1-7, mark
Y （for YES）if the statement agrees with the information given in the passage;
N （for NO）if he statement contradicts the information given in the passage;
NG （for NOT GIVEN）if the information is not given in the passage;
For questions 8-10, complete the sentences with the information given in the passage.
The Definition of International Economic Integration.
The price gap of a goods in different markets should take into account not only the transport costs but also, and more importantly, the consumption patterns in different countries. This is an extremely difficult exercise. Income, tastes, traditions and climate may be homogeneous in relatively small areas, sometimes even within a single country. The more homogeneous are the countries, the easier the test.
So we can conclude that international economic integration is a process and a means by which a group of countries strives to increase its level of welfare in relation to the present level or some past one （ it is possible that the past level of welfare was higher than the current one）. It involves the recognition that a weak or strong partnership between countries can achieve this goal in a more efficient way, than by unilateral and independent pursuance of policy in each country.