Man: Do you remember the wonderful film on Space Exploration we watched together last month?
Woman: Sure. It’s actually the most impressive one I’ve seen on that topic.
Question: What do we learn about the speakers?
A. They admire the courage of space explorers.
B. They enjoyed the movie on space exploration.
C. They were going to watch a wonderful movie.
D. They like doing scientific exploration very much.
Woman: Are you looking for anything in particular?
Man: Yes. My son is graduating from high school. And I want to get him something special.
Question: Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. At a gift shop.
B. At a graduation ceremony.
C. In the office of a travel agency.
D. In a school library.
Man: Mike told me yesterday that he had been looking in vain for a job in the art gallery.
Woman: Really? If I remember right, he had a chance to work there, but he turned it down.
Question: What does the woman say about Mike?
A. He used to work in the art gallery.
B. He does not have a good memory.
C. He declined a job offer form the art gallery.
D. He is not interested in any part-time jobs.
Woman: Would you like to come to Susan’s birthday party tomorrow evening?
Man: I’m going to give a lecture tomorrow. I wish I could be in two places at the same time.
Question: What does the man mean?
A. Susan has been invited to give a lecture tomorrow.
B. He will go to the birthday party after the lecture.
C. The woman should have informed him earlier.
D. He will be unable to attend the birthday party.
Woman: Aren’t you discouraged by the slow progress your stuff is making?
Man: Yes. I think I’ll give them a deadline and hold them to it. Question: What is the man probably going to do?
A. Reward those having made good progress.
B. Set a deadline for the staff to meet.
C. Assign more workers to the project.
D. Encourage the staff to work in small groups.
Woman: Excuse me. Could you tell me where the visitors’ parking is? I left my car there.
Man: Sure. It’s in Lot C. Over that way.
Question: What does the woman want to know?
A. The way to the visitor’s parking.
B. The rate for parking in Lot C.
C. How far away the parking lot is.
D. Where she can leave her car.
Woman: You look great, now that you’ve taken those fitness classes.
Man: Thanks. I’ve never feel better in my life.
Question: What does the man mean?
A. He regrets missing the classes.
B. He plans to take the fitness classes.
C. He is looking forward to a better life.
D. He has benefited form exercise.
Woman: I really admire the efficiency of your secretaries?
Man: Our company select only the bests. They have a heavy work load and we give them a lot of responsibilities.
Question: What are the speakers talking about?
A. How to ? work efficiency.
B. How to select secretaries.
C. The responsibilities of secretaries.
D. The secretaries in the man’s company.
W：Hi, Leo, why do you say English will become the world language?
M: Well, for one thing it’s so commonly used. The only language that is used by more people is Chinese.
W: Why is English spoken by so many people?
M: It spoken in many countries of the world because of the British Empire. And now, of course, there is influence of America as well.
W: Many students find English a difficult language to learn.
M: All language are difficult to learn. But English does have two great advantages.
W: What are they?
M: Well, first of all, it has a very international vocabulary. It has many German, Dutch, French, Spanish and Italian words in it. So speakers of those languages will find many familiar words in English. In fact, English has words from other languages as well.
W: Why is that?
M: Well, partly because English speakers has traveled a lot. They bring back words with them. So English really does has an international vocabulary.
W: What’s the other advantage of English?
M: It’s that the English grammar is quite easy. For example, it doesn’t have dozens of different endings foe as nouns, adj and verbs, not like Latin, German for example.
W: Why is that?
M: Well, it’s quite interesting actually. It’s because of the French. When the French ruled England, French was the official language. And only the common people spoke English. They tried to make the language as simple as possible. So they made the grammar easier.
Q9: What does the man say about Chinese.
A. It is more difficult to learn than English.
B. It is used by more people than English.
C. It will be as commonly used as English.
D. It will eventually become a world language.
Q10: What made English a widely used English?
A. It has words from many languages,
B. Its popularity with the common people.
C. The influence of the British Empire.
D. The effect of the Industrial Revolution,
Q11: What is said to be special about English vocabulary?
A. It includes a lot of words form other languages.
B. It has a growing number of newly coined words,
C. It can be easily picked up by overseas travellers.
D. It is the largest among all languages in the world.
M: Hello, yes?
W: Is that the Sales Department ?
M: Yes, it is.
W: My name is James K of JPF Lmt. We need supplies for our design office.
M: Oh, what sort?
W: Well, first of all, we need one complete new drawing board.
M: DO44? Or DO45?
W: Oh, I don’t know, what’s the difference?
M: Well, the 45 costs 15 pounds more.
W: So what’s the total price then?
M: It’s 387 pounds.