What are the two speakers talking about?
What are the two speakers doing?
What is the talk/dialogue about?
What’s the topic of the passage?
How does the man...?
Where is the woman going?
Which of the following is right/ture?
Why did the speaker...?
What is the main idea/topic/subject/chief purpose of this passage?
What is the best title for this passage?
What does the passage tell us essentially?
What is the subject they are talking about?
What did the speaker mainly discuss/talk about?
What will be dealt with in the following paragraph?
What does the passage probably imply at the end?
What can we learn/infer from the passage?
What does the author impiy by saying?
What does the story imply?
Questions 1～4 are based on a short story.
1. How do the housewives learn about the offer of free groceries?
[A] On the radio. [B] At the supermarket.
[C] From the manager. [D] From their friends.
2. What did Mrs. Edwards want very much?
[A] Get a basket of free goods. [B] Meet the manager.
[C] Get a free basket. [D] Fill all her cupboards.
3. Why did Mrs. Edwards go back to the supermarket after she had finished shopping one day?
[A] Because she had to meet the manager.
[B] Because she had to buy one more thing.
[C] Because she had to find her shopping.
[D] Because she had to pay for her shopping.
4. Which of the following words best describes Mrs. Edwards feeling at the end of this story?
[A] Embarrassed. [B] Disappointed.
[C] Delighted. [D] Proud.
All the housewives who went to the supermarket had one great ambition: to be the lucky customer who did not have to pay for her shopping. For this was what the notice just inside the entrance promised. It said:“Remember, once a week, one of our customers gets free groceries. This may be your lucky day!”
For several weeks Mrs. Edwards hoped, like many of her friends, to be the lucky customer. Unlike her friends, she never gave up hope. The cupboards in her kitchen were full of things, which she did not need. In vain her husband tried to dissuade her. She dreamed of the day when the manager of the supermarket would approach her and say:“Madam, this is your lucky day. Everything in your basket is free.”
One Friday morning, after she had finished her shopping and had taken it to her car, she found that she had forgotten to buy tea. She dashed back to the supermarket, got the tea and went towards the cash desk. As she did so, she saw the manager of the supermarket approach her. “Madam,” he said, holding out his hand,“I want to congratulate you! You are the lucky customer and everything in your basket is free! ”
答案：1.B 2.A 3.B 4.B
1. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
[A] Manager and clerk.
[B] Director and secretary.
[C] Professor and student.
2. What is the population of that city?
3. What color is the woman's car?
[B] Red and blue.
4. Who were the books ordered by?
[C] The man.
5. When does the man start work today?
[A] At 9:30.
[B] At 10:15.
[C] At 9:00
6. What time is it now?
7. What can we learn from the conversation?
[A] The man's watch was fast.
[B] The man's watch was slow.
[C] The woman's watch needs repairing.
8. What did the widow do to the police and the County Council officials?
[A] She greeted them with a bunch of flowers.
[B] She entertained them with hot tea.
[C] She poured hot water on them.
9. Why did all the other residents agree to move?
[A] Because they could move into new flats with more rooms than their old ones.
[B] Because they liked to move into new flats.
[C] Because they could move into new flats not far from their old homes.
10. What number did the man want to dial?
11. Why couldn't the man find the person he wanted?
[A] There was no person by the name.
[B] He dialed a wrong number.
[C] Mr. Hatton was out for dinner.
12. Where and when did the dialogue take place?
[A] In a hotel, in the morning.
[B] On a train, in the evening.
[C] On the phone, in the evening.
13. What is the woman looking for?
14. Where did the woman leave her glasses?
[A] In the living room.
[B] By the telephone.
[C] By the television.
15. Has the woman found her glasses?
[A] Yes, she has.
[B] Yes, she has found it by the telephone.
[C] No, she hasn't.
16. Where does this conversation most probably take place?
[A] In a professor's office.
[B] In a medical doctor's office.
[C] In an auditorium.
17. When does this conversation take place?
[A] Just before the semester begins.
[B] After the first week of classes.
[C] In the middle of the semester.
18. Why has the woman come to see Dr. Tyler?
[A] She had promised that she would.
[B] She has been sick.
[C] She needs his approval for her schedule.
19. Why did the woman drop her chemistry course?
[A] It wasn't a requirement.
[B] She already knew the material.
[C] She entered the hospital.
20. What does Dr. Tyler seem most concerned about?
[A] The woman's musical background.
[B] The woman's economic situation.
[C] The woman's decision to take on so much work.
W: What is the deadline for the term paper, sir?
M: Since it should be about 10 type-written pages long, you can hand it in next week. (C)
M: I can hardly believe that city has a population of 800,000.
W: To be more exact, there are 813,400 people there (C)
M: Isn't your car red?
W: No, it's blue. And my old one was green. (C)
W: Were these books ordered by John or Sue?
M: Bill ordered them. (B)
M: Don't you have to go to work at 9:00?
W: No, I start at 9:30 today and 10:00 tomorrow. (A)
M: What time is it?
W: It's 8:15.
M: Are you sure? My watch has been 8:30.
W: Your watch must be fast. (B) (A)
Now here is the news.
Last night, for the third time this week, police and the County Council officials had to turn and run when they were showered with boiling water from the upstairs window of No.10 Trafalgar Street. They were hoping to speak to Mrs. Florence Hamilton, an 83-year-old widow, who is still refusing to leave her home. Every other house in the street has been demolished. The Council are planning to build four 20-storey blocks of flats in the area. All the other residents agreed to move when the Council offered to provide them with new flats nearby. On Tuesday evening a social worker who wanted to speak to Mrs. Hamilton was attacked and badly bitten by one of her dogs. (C) (C)
W: Hello, good evening!
M: Hello, may I please speak to George Hatton?
W: To whom, did you say?
M: George Hatton.
W: I'm sorry but no one of that name lives here, What number are you calling?
W: That's our number all right but no Mr. Hatton lives here. This is the Smith residence.
M: Oh, I must have the wrong number. I'm terribly sorry.
W: That's all right. I hope you find Mr. Hatton. Good-bye.
M: Goodbye and thank you. (A) (A) (C)
W: Have you seen my glasses?
M: No, where did you leave them?
W: Right here by the telephone.
M: Are you sure?
W: Yes, I'm sure! I saw them here five minutes ago.
M: Maybe you left them in the living room.
W: No, I put them here by the telephone.
M: Well, they are not there now.
W: Maybe someone took them. I know I left them here. (A) (B) (C)
W: Excuse me, Dr. Tyler, your secretary said I should come right in.
M: Please do, Jenny. How can I help you?
W: I need to get your signature on my schedule card here, on the line above advisor's spproval.
M: Sure, but let's look at it over together first. How many courses do you have here.?
M: Six? That's quite a heavy load. Any particular reason?
W: I have to drop my chemistry course last semester when I were in a hospital, so I need to take it again.
M: So you've already learnt a lot of the material.
W: Right. And calculus is a part of the second year requirement.
M: Let's see, chemistry, calculus, Oh, I see you'll be my seminar on modern American novel.
W: Yes, I'm looking forward to it and romantic poetry seminar, too.
M: Two seminars? That is rather a lot. Can you handle the work?
W: I think so. The introductory economics is very easy and so is the musical course.
M: Well, then I'll be happy to sign the card. However, I insist that you come see me after the first week of classes so we can make sure this isn't too much for you.
W: That's the promise, (A) (A) (C) (C) (C)