1.What is the man most likely to be?
A.A housekeeper. B.A manager. C.A waiter.
2.What is the relationship between the man and the woman?
A.A hotel manager and a tourist.
B.A salesman and a customer.
C.A professor and a student.
3.How will the man get to Boston?
A.By train. B.By car. C.By air.
4.What can we learn from the conversation?
A.The woman has missed her train.
B.The woman will probably catch her train.
C.The woman is often late for work.
5.What’s most likely going on?
A.They are having an important meeting.
B.They are having dinner.
C.They are having a party.
6.Whom is the woman disappointed in?
A.The judges. B.The listeners. C.The speakers.
7.According to the woman, how did most of the listeners feel about the result of the competition?
A.They were satisfied. B.They were astonished. C.They were worried.
8.What do the man and the woman disagree on?
A.Whose speech was meaningful.
B.Whose pronunciation was better.
C.Whose speech was better.
9.What’s the girl’s name?
A.Sharon. B.Sherry. C.Susan.
10.What is the most possible relationship between the two speakers?
B.Students on the same campus.
C.Student and teacher.
11.In what field is the woman majoring?
A.Engineering. B.Computer science. C.Education.
12.How much more will they pay for their telephone calls than last month?
A.More than 3 pounds. B.Less than 3 pounds. C.10 pounds.
13.Who do you think Jack is?
A.Their son. B.Their father. C.The man’s secretary.
14.Why did Jack make so many telephone calls to London?
A.His father was in London.
B.His girlfriend was in London.
C.His grandfather was in London.
15.Why doesn’t the man want the tickets for the front seats?
A.Because they cost too much.
B.Because they are too close to the stage.
C.Because there are not enough tickets left.
16.When will the man go to the theatre?
A.Saturday night, October 21st.
B.Sunday night, October 21st.
C.Saturday night, October 1st.
17.Where are the seats the man booked?
A.In Row 4. B.In Row 18. C.In Row 5.
18.Where did Zhou Xing graduate from university?
A.In America. B.In England. C.In China.
19.Which of the following is RIGHT?
A.Zhou Xing is poor in written English.
B.Zhou Xing is working now.
C.Zhou Xing is still a student now.
20.Which of the following is NOT one of his hobbies?
A.Reading novels. B.Seeing films. C.Listening to music.
M:Excuse me, but may I clean your room now?
W:No. Will you please come back in about an hour? And will you press this shirt for me?
M:Certainly. Right away, madam?
W:How long do you expect this paper to be?
M:Less than ten pages.
W:When shall we hand it in?
M:Before December 17.
W:How would you like to travel to Boston next week?
M:I’ve no idea. I’ve been there dozens of times. Every time I’ve just spent one hour in the sky.
W:Why not have a change? Wouldn’t driving be more exciting?
M:Oh, no. That’s boring and not safe.
W:To tell the truth, the railway is another good idea.
M:OK, I will do that way this time!
W:I really must go now.
M:What time is your train?
W:11:20. Oh, dear. It’s already 11:00. I’m going to miss my train.
M:Don’t worry. I’ll drive you to the station.
W:John, I’m sorry but have you got a cloth? I’ve spilt some wine on the table.
M:Yes, there is one in the kitchen. I’ll get it for you.
M:Martha, what do you think of yesterday’s speech competition?
W:Well, to be honest, I was quite disappointed.
M:You didn’t like the speeches?
W:Yes, I did. In fact I enjoyed listening to most of the speeches, but I just couldn’t accept the result, you know.
M:Hum, you mean the judges?
W:I mean most listeners including me didn’t understand why the judges didn’t like Cherry. It was such a shock when they announced the winner was Clark. We all thought Cherry’s pronunciation was the best.
M:You’re probably right, but don’t you think the speech itself is more important? As I see it, Clark’s speech was more meaningful than Cherry’s. I was deeply moved by the story Clark told us.
W:That I don’t know. In my opinion, we also learned something very important from Cherry’s speech.
M:That’s right. Cherry and Clark were indeed very close. I guess it was difficult for the judges.
W:Well, I wish I could agree with you. But I do think Cherry was the best.
M:Hi. Uh, haven’t we met before? You look so familiar.
W:Yeah. We met on campus last week.
W:And you asked me the same question.
M:Oh, oh really? I’m sorry, but I’m terrible with names. But, but, but...Let me guess. It’s Sherry, right?
W:No, but you got the first letter right.
M:I know, I know. It’s on the tip of my tongue. Wait. Uh, Sandy, Susan.
W:No. So, was I that unmemorable?
M:Wait, wait. It’s Sharon.
W:You got it...and only on the fourth try.
M:So, well, Sh... I mean Sharon. How are you?
W:Not bad. And what is your name?
M:It’s Ben, but everyone calls me B.J. And, uh, what do you do, Sh... Sharon?
W:I’m a graduate student majoring in TESOL.
M:Uh, TESOL...What’s that?
W:It stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I want to teach English to nonnative speakers overseas.
M:Oh, yeah. And, uh, by the way, there’s this, uh, dance on campus at the student centre tonight, and I was wondering if you’d ...you know...like to come along.
W:Oh really? Well, perhaps...
W:You look worried this evening, dear. What’s the trouble?
M:I’m going through the telephone bill. It’s over 10 pounds. But last month it was less than 7 pounds.
W:I don’t think we’ve used the telephone more than usual, have we?
M:But the prices of longdistance calls and telegrams are very high. Who made all these expensive calls to London? I don’t remember making them. Do we know anyone in London?
W:Oh, they must be Jack’s calls. Anne was staying in London with her uncle in October. Jack rang her up nearly every evening.
M:Oh, did he? Well, he can pay for the calls, then.
W:Jack is only earning 30 pounds a month.
M:What long talks they must have had!
W:Yes, but do remember they are young. I’ll pay for Jack’s calls to Anne. Father sent me a check for Christmas, you remember? I haven’t spent it all yet.
M:I wasn’t serious, dear. Use your father’s money for yourself. I’m sure there are lots of things you’d like.
M:I’d like to book seats for Harry Potter, please.
W:Yes, of course, sir.
M:Have you got any seats in the front, please?
W:Yes, we have.
M:How much are they, please?
M:Are there any seats at 5?
W:Yes, there are—at the back. For how many?
M:For four, please.
W:For which night?
M:What about Saturday, October 21st?
W:I can give you four seats in Row 18.
M:How long will the performance last?
W:Two and a half hours.
M:Thank you. How much is that, please?
Nice to meet you on the Internet! Well, let me introduce myself briefly first. I’m Zhou Xing, 21 years old, male, Chinese. I’ve just graduated from Cambridge University in England. And now, I am employed by a company in London. So far as my English is concerned, I believe I have no problem in communication. Anyone who would like to practise and improve his English should contact me on the Internet in English about anything interesting. I have a wide range of hobbies, including movies, sports, music, fashion, computers, Internet, economics, trade and business. I’m sincerely looking forward to your reply.My e-mail address:zhouxing@ China. com