W: Kyle, how did your (8) driver's theory exam go? It was yesterday, right?
M: Yes, I prepared it as much as I could, but I was so nervous since it was my second try. The people who worked at the test center were very kind, though. We had a little conversation which calmed me down a bit, and that was just what I needed. Then, after the exam, they printed out my result, but I was afraid to open it until I was outside. It was such a relief to pass.
W: Congratulations! I knew you could do it! (9) I guess you underestimated how difficult it would be the first time, didn't you? I hear a lot of people make that mistake and go in underprepared. But good job in passing the second time. I'm so proud of you. Now all you have to do next is your road test. Have you had any lessons yet?
M: (10) Yes, thanks. I'm so happy to be actually on the road now. I've only had two driving lessons so far and my instructor is very understanding. So I'm really enjoying it and I can't wait for my next session although the lessons are rather expensive. Twenty pounds an hour, and the instructor says, I'll need about 30 to 40 lessons in total. That's what--six to eight hundred pounds! (11) So this time I'll need to make a lot more effort and hopefully will be successful the first time.
M: Well, good luck!
8. What did the man do yesterday?
9. Why did he fail the exam the first time?
10. What does the man say about his driving lessons?
11. What does the man hope to do next?
Long conversation 2
M: Emma, I got accepted to the University of Leeds. Since you're going to university in England, (12) do you know how much it is for international students to study there?
W: Congratulations! Yes, I believe for international students, you'll have to pay around 13,000 pounds a year. It's just a bit more than the local students.
M: Ok, so that's about 17,000 dollars for the tuition and fees. (13) Anyway, I'm only going to be there for a year doing my masters, so it's pretty good. If I stayed in the US, it'd take two years and cost at least 50,000 dollars in tuition alone. (14) Also, I have a good chance of winning a scholarship at Leeds, which will be pretty awesome, the benefits of being a music genius.
W: (14) Yeah, I heard you're a talented piano player. So you're doing a post-graduate degree now? I'm still in my last year graduating next June. Finally I'll be done with my studies and can go on to earn in loads of money.
M: Are you still planning on being a teacher? No money in that job then?
W: You'd be surprised. (15) I'm still going to be a teacher. But the plan is to work at an international school overseas after I get a year or so of experience in England. It's better paid and I get to travel, which reminds me I'm late for my class and I've got some documents I need to print out first. I'd better run.
12. What does the man want to know?
13. What is the man going to do?
14. What might qualify the man for a scholarship at Leeds University?
15. What is the woman planning to do after graduation?