1.What time is it now?
A.9:30. B.10:10. C.10:00.
2.What does the man mean?
A.He quite agreed with the woman.
B.He enjoyed the lecture the whole time.
C.The lecture was more than one hour long.
3.Where does the conversation take place?
A.In the food store. B.At the station. C.At the table.
4.What would the woman like to do?
A.Go to a movie.
B.Stay at home and watch TV.
C.Try the new Chinese restaurant.
5.Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A.In a hotel. B.In the street. C.In a public house.
6.What is the woman most likely to be?
A.A college teacher. B.A college student. C.A school teacher.
7.What do we know about the flat?
A.It’s in a noisy area. B.It’s in a quiet place. C.It’s next to the school.
8.What is the woman?
A.A player. B.A tourist. C.An interviewer.
9.How many bikes did the man buy?
A.5. B.15. C.20.
10.What do we know about the man?
A.He doesn’t take his age lying down.
B.He lives alone but never feels lonely.
C.He always gives no thought to death.
11.What kind of ticket did the man want to buy?
A.One-way ticket to Edinburgh for children.
B.Two-way ticket to Liverpool for students.
C.Two-way ticket to Edinburgh for students.
12.How much did the man pay for his tickets?
A.￡158. B.￡52.65. C.￡105.30.
13.When did the dialogue most probably take place?
A.At 11:50. B.At 12:00. C.At 12:10.
14.Which of the following is TRUE according to the dialogue?
A.The ticket to Liverpool is sold at half price to children.
B.You can save ￡26.35 for a student ticket to Edinburgh.
C.A one-way ticket to Edinburgh will cost you ￡79.
15.What is the woman?
A.A student. B.A worker. C.A teacher.
16.What can we learn about Washington’s Birthday?
A.Maybe there was a national holiday near that day.
B.It was fine that day and nobody wanted to stay in.
C.It is perhaps a national holiday.
17.How did Mary go to the mountain on Washington’s Birthday?
A.By train. B.By car. C.By bus.
18.Why does the writer want to move away?
A.The area she lives in is too crowded and noisy.
B.Her neighbors are too noisy at night.
C.Her house is not big and new enough.
19.How long has she been looking for a new flat?
A.For seven years. B.For more than a year. C.For several months.
20.What does she think of the last flat the agent recommends to her?
A.It is peaceful and quiet, just right for her.
B.She is not pleased with it at all.
C.It is still too noisy with a busy road on one side.
W:I can come to see you again in half an hour. Is it all right?
M:Good. That means you’ll be here at ten forty.
W:The lecture this morning was so boring.
M:I will say I had one eye on the clock the whole time.
M:I’m afraid there is only bread and cheese now. This lunch isn’t big enough for you, is it?
W:Yes, it is. But I don’t want to eat too much.
M:How would you like to go to a movie tonight?
W:Thanks for asking, but I don’t think there’re any good movies on today.
M:Then what about trying that new Chinese restaurant?
W:Well, I’ll save your time. I’d prefer staying at home and watching TV.
W:Good evening. Can I help you?
M:Oh, good evening. Yes, please. I’d like to have some information about nice places where I can have a drink.
W:Well, you could go to the public house not far from the hotel.
M:Oh. That’s a good idea.
M:Annie, some friends of mine have just moved out of this flat. It might be just what you and Jean and Emily are looking for. Three bedrooms, in a very quiet location.
W:Well, that’s important. I can’t bear any noise. What’s the cost?
M:About 200 a month, I think.
W:Where is it?
M:Five minutes’ bus ride from the school. Near Jean’s college. There’s a bus stop just outside the house. Let me know quickly if you want it, or it’ll be taken.
W:Mr Clark, can you tell me something about your daily life?
M:Sure. I always start every day with a hearty breakfast. Then I work a little bit in my garden. After that I ride my bike to my country club and play golf for a couple of hours.
W:Is it safe to ride a bike at your age, Mr Clark?
M:You are always as young as you feel. I don’t feel old.
W:By the way, when did you learn to ride a bike?
M:I bought my first bike when I was fifteen and now I’ve got my twentieth bike.
W:So you enjoy traveling by bike?
M:Yes, I often cycle to the nearby town, which is seven miles away. And I regularly put my bike on the train and go out in the country for a long ride. Right now, I’m planning a cycling tour along the lake with a couple of friends.
W:That’s great! Now, thank you very much, Mr Clark.
M:Hello, can we have two tickets to Edinburgh please?
W:Certainly, one way or you’ll come back?
M:Well, we’ll be coming back on Wednesday, and we are going to Liverpool or somewhere else.
W:OK, fine, that will be 79 pounds each.
M:Oh, we’ve got student cards, does that reduce the price?
W:Oh, yes, in that case er...52.65 pounds each.
M:Here you are.
W:And here are your tickets.
M:Thanks, oh, and one more thing, could you tell us what time it goes?
W:Well, they go every hour on the hour, so the next one is in ten minutes at 12 o’clock.
M:Hey, Mary! You have really been gone for a long time. How did you do that?
W:Hi! Well, I talked with my teacher before I left about the work I would miss. But my aunt in Denver made me study a lot there.
M:I thought she was your rich aunt.
W:Not very. But she didn’t have any children, so she did have some money, even though she was a teacher.
M:How was the holiday?
W:Cold—at least three of the days I went. And I saw so many people on the mountain on Washington’s Birthday.
M:The beaches were full on Washington’s Birthday, too. It was really warm here, so lots of people went swimming.
W:Well, we should have stayed home that day. There were so many people. We took the train over to the mountain, so we didn’t have to drive. It was a good thing we did—there were so many cars and buses, and no place to park anywhere.
W:I moved to this area seven years ago. Ever since I moved into this flat, I’ve had trouble falling asleep at night because my neighbors are too noisy. I have had enough of this and decided to move away. I have been looking for a new flat since the beginning of this year. Every week I go to the house agent’s office, but it is the same story. The man always says that he may have something by the end of the week. I have seen a few flats during my search but I don’t like any of them. One flat I saw had been empty for two years and it had a busy road on one side and a railway on the other! Last week I went there again. This time I was told I could get a really quiet flat and that I wouldn’t have any noisy neighbors. I went to see it at once. I was frightened because it was next to a cemetery. Just imagine what a terrible thing it is to have dead people as neighbors.