【听力材料及答案】

(Text 1)

W:How long do you think it’ll take to fix it?

M:Hard to tell.Sometimes a few minutes and sometimes an hour or two.

W:Should I wait or come back later?

M:Suit yourself,but it’s probably better to come back later.

(Text 2)

M:I  hope that the post office is still open now.

W:Please look at the sign over there.It says:9:00 a.m.to 5:00 p.m.weekdays;9:00 a.m.to 12:00 noon Saturdays.

(Text 3)

M:How about playing some of the records you bought this afternoon?

W:Impossible.

M:Well.What happened?

W:I put them on the bed where I could see them,then left to have a drink and when I came back,I sat on them.

(Text 4)

M:The children would like to watch the panda a little while longer.

W:OK.Let’s stay a little longer and have a good time here.

(Text 5)

W:This is the best dinner I’ve ever had.

M:How about the soup then?

W:I’ve never tasted anything better.

(Text 6)

M:Helen,you must be excited at going abroad.

W:Yeah,I’ve been looking forward to it for ages.

M:What do your classmates think of it?

W:They give me a lot of congratulations.

M:How long will you study there?

W:Oh,maybe three years.I’ll study and get the master’s degree first,and then I’ll decide whether I will stay there or come back.

M:Which university will you go to?

W:The University of Chicago.My major is economics.

(Text 7)

M:Jessica,what a wonderful dinner! That’s the best meal I’ ve had for a long time.

W:Oh,thank you!

M:Shall I help you with the dishes?

W:Oh,don’t bother.I’ll do with them myself later.Hey,would you like me to make some coffee?

M:Thanks a lot,I’ d love some.Uh,would you mind if I smoked?

W:Not in the slightest.Here is the ashtray.

M:Thanks very much... Oh,Jessica,I didn’t realize you were such a good cook.

W:Well,telling you now,I’ ve only just learned how,you know,it’ s because I’ ve taken some courses on     cooking.

M:But I am not good at cooking.

W:You’d better take a couple of classes on cooking.

(Text 8)

W: Hello, may I speak to  Mr.Johnson,please?

M:Speaking.Who’s calling,may I ask?

W:This is the Town Job Center.We’ve received your email and we have a job you may be interested in.

M:Can you tell me about it? What kind of job? Where?

W:Well,a college wants to hire some laboratory assistants.It’s the kind of job you would like to do,according to your email.

M:Yes,I did put that in my email.

W:Yes.They also want a person who   knows   how   to   operate computers,so we think you are just the right person for the position.

M:What about the pay and the hours?

W:Let me check that.The pay they   are   offering   is   quite satisfactory,but the work hours are a bit irregular.Sometimes early in the morning,and sometimes late in the afternoon.

M:Well.I am still interested in it,but I need some more details so that I can talk it over with my wife.

W: Why  don’t  you  come  here tomorrow?

M: OK, I’ll  do  that. See  you tomorrow morning then.Bye!

(Text 9)

W:Let’s go in here and order some coffee while we look at your pictures.

M:Good idea.We both like coffee.OK,here is one of my roommates—Bill.I took this picture    right after we arrived at school this fall.We have just met in fact.And this was our room in the    dorm while we were unpacking all of our things.What a mess!

W:You certainly had a lot of boxes.How did you ever find room for everything?

M:In the beginning we thought we’d never get it all arranged.But now we are very comfortable.   Luckily,Bill keeps his things neat.

W:Do you like living in the dorm?

M:It’s not bad.Sometimes Bill turns his radio up too loud and makes too much noise.Then I get   angry.Sometimes I leave my books and clothes lying around and he gets angry.But usually we get along well.Here is a picture of him taken when we went to visit my family during vacation.

W:And this last one?

M:That’s my dog,Alexander.

(Text 10)

Well,John,I’ m trying to think what else I should be telling you.As you know,I’ m going to a conference in London.I hope to have a little time to look around.It’ s a great city! I do hope I can manage to get to at least some of the theatres and museums.I’ m looking forward to all the things I have to do at the conference,too.I’ m giving a paper on Tuesday,the 26th and there are a couple of really exciting events  planned later in the conference program.I hope to meet up with an old teacher of mine at the conference.She taught English literature at my old high school and we’ ve kept in touch through letters over the years.She teaches now at the University of Durham,and I’ m really looking forward to seeing her again.

Would you do me a favour please?I haven’t had time to cancel an appointment.It was made a long time ago and I forgot about it until this morning.It’s with my dentist,for a checkup on Thursday,the  28th.Could you please call the dentist at 816 2525 and cancel the appointment for me? Thanks a lot,John.The last thing.When you leave  the house,make sure the windows and doors are shut.Have fun!I’ll see you when I get back.This is your friend Peter,saying goodbye.

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