1. Where does this conversation take place?
A. In a bookstore. B. In a hospital. C. In a post office.
2. What is the woman doing?
A. Looking for a new job.
B. Planning her vacation.
C. Talking with Ms. Martin.
3. Which train will the woman catch?
A. The 10:50 one. B. The 10:20 one. C. The 10:15 one.
4. How does the man feel about what the woman said?
A. Disappointed. B. Surprised. C. Frightened.
5. What do we know about the woman?
A. She has never been to Australia.
B. She will go to Australia with the man.
C. She'd like to see the bears in Australia.
6. Where is the man's house?
A. Opposite the station. B. Across from the park. C. Next to the bank.
7. How will the woman probably go to the man's house from the station?
A. On foot. B. In the man's car. C. By taxi.
8. When did the accident probably happen?
A. At 8:00 p.m. B. At 11:00 a.m. C. At 7:30 a.m.
9. What most likely caused the accident?
A. The bad weather. B. The drunk driver. C. A careless passer-by.
10. What does the man need to do?
A. Have his car fixed.
B. Give the woman some money.
C. Get a permit to park his car.
11. What's his student number?
A. 9301321. B. 9310321. C. 9301231.
12. What information of the man is not needed?
A. His postal code.
B. The license plate number of his car.
C. His birth date.
13. What do we know about the woman?
A. She was fined yesterday.
B. She knows where the man lives.
C. She works in the Service Building.
14. Who does the pen belong to?
A. The man. B. The man's wife. C. The man’s son.
15. Which pen does the man choose at last?
A. A purple one. B. A red one. C. A yellow one.
16. How much does the red pen cost?
A. $3.00. B. $8.00. C. $14.00.
17. What is the woman like?
A. Warm hearted. B. Impatient. C. Inexperienced.
18. How many meetings are there every workday in the U. S. ?
A. About 11000. B. About 110000. C. About 11000000.
19. Why do Americans like meetings according to the talk?
A. To have a good time.
B. To form better ideas.
C. To meet more people.
20. How can a meeting be well controlled?
A. By dividing into groups.
B. By advanced planning.
C. By having a good chairman.
M: I want a stamp, please.
W: Is it for a letter or a postcard?
M: Are you going to tell Ms. Martin that you are looking for another job?
W: No, not yet. Besides, if I don't find one, I’ll stay here a while longer.
W: Excuse me. When's the next train to Oxford?
M: There's a slow one in five minutes, at ten fifteen, or a fast one at ten twenty.
W: I'll catch the fast one.
W: There you are! I’ve been looking for you everywhere.
M: Everywhere? Why? We've been right here all along. At least, I have.
M: Have you been to Australia?
W: No, I haven't.
M: Would yon like to go there?
W: Yes. I’d love to go there. I’d really like to see the Great Barrier Reef. My friends tell me the fish there are incredible.
W: How can I get to your house?
M: Oh, it's very easy. My house is only five minutes' walk from the station. Turn right outside the station, and then it’s the third street on the left. You can't miss it. It’s got the number on the gate. It's exactly opposite the park.
W: I see. Thanks.
W: Did you see the large crowd on the street corner when you came to school this morning?
M: Yes, I did. What was that all about?
W: A serious accident happened. A drunk driver hit a bus full of passengers.
M: Oh dear! A lot of people must have been hurt or even killed?
W: You are right! All the injured people were taken to the hospital immediately.
M: I hope so. Drivers must be careful, especially during rush hour.
W: I agree with you. We will all be safe if everyone obeys the traffic rules.
M: Tell me about the parking regulations on campus. I got fined yesterday.
W: You have to get a parking permit first.
M: Where can I get a permit?
W: Over there in the Service Building. I can go with you… Right, here is the form you need… OK, surname, well I know that, Hanks… Other names, just Andrew. What's your student number?
M: Oh, yes. It's 9301321.
W: Your address. I know, it's 16 Bull Creek. And the postal code?
M: It's 6150.
W: What's the license plate number of your car?
M: Er… It's BGF739.
W: BGF739. OK, I can write the date, but you have to sign it yourself.
M: Oh, OK, I can manage that I think.
W: Can I help you?
M: Yes, my son and daughter bought this pen here for my wife's birthday, but it doesn't work, so I’d like to exchange it.
W: Let me see. Was it dropped or anything?
M: No, but you can see that the point is bent a little bit.
W: Yes, it is, isn't it? We'd be happy to exchange it for you. But I’m afraid we don't have another purple one. We only have this pen in black and yellow now.
M: My wife doesn't care for either of those colors.
W: We have one with a red leather cover. That's three dollars more.
M: The children worked hard to save up the eleven dollars for this one. They would probably be upset if I paid for part of their present.
W: If you want, we can order another pen just like this one.
M: That sounds like a good idea. Would you please go ahead and do that?
W: We'd be very happy to. It will take a week or ten days. We’ll call you when it comes in.
M: Thank you very much.
Americans like to have meetings. In the United States, there are about eleven million meetings taking place every workday. The reason is that people can often find better ideas when they get together. A meeting gives each member a chance to present his or her ideas and to discuss them with others. People hope that they can make better use of their time and money in this way. However, meetings must be controlled. If everyone wants to have a chance to speak during a meeting, it can be very noisy, and some people may even get angry. On the other hand, if no one wants to say anything, the meeting will be very dull and awkward. How can we deal with this problem? In fact, at meetings there is a person called the chairman whose job is to keep the discussion in order. He helps to guide the discussion and makes decisions. Therefore, whether a meeting is a success or a waste of time often depends on the chairman.
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