高中英语听力专线 Group O 10（含mp3）
W:I heard John had got 605 on the TOEFL test.
M:Really?I got only 537.
M:Excuse me,can you tell me when the next bus leaves for the airport?
W:It leaves in three minutes.If you run,you might catch it.
M:Thank you.I will try.
M:Would you like to have lunch with us?
W:I’d love to,but I have to help John with his math problem right now.
M:Would you like me to give you a lift?
W:No,thanks.His home is not far and I can walk there.
W:How many meals did you order?
W:Do you think that will be OK?There may be twenty people this afternoon.
M:Where are you going?
W:To the airport.I need to be there by 2:30.
M:Oh,it’s a long way from here.
W:I’m glad you stopped.I’d been standing here for a long time.
W:We’re having a lovely time,Dad.
M:I’m sure there’ s a lot to do.
W:There is! We’ve been for a walk in Central Park.It’s so big! Everything here is big.And we’ve climbed the Empire State Building.The view was fantastic.We haven’t been to Greenwich Village yet,and we haven’t been to Chinatown,either.We’re going to do that tomorrow.
M:Have you seen the Statue of Liberty yet?
W:Oh,yes,we have.We’ ve just had a helicopter out of the city,and we flew really close to it.
M:What about a show? Have you seen a show on Broadway yet?
W:No,we haven’t.We’ re going to see one on our last night here,but we haven’ t decided what to see yet.
M:Welcome back!I didn’t see you in the history class on Friday.
W:I wasn’t here on Friday.My geography class went to a field trip to look at some of the different rocks.In fact,we slept there last night.
M:Really?That sounds excellent!Where did you go?
W:A desert.It gets hot during the day,but it cools off very quickly at night.It is very dry there after the sun goes down.
M:Well,did you enjoy the trip?
W:Of course I did.The desert is nicer than you might think.Since there are so few plants growing there,it’s very easy to see different rocks.And the natural colors of the rocks shine in the sun.You really should go there to have a look.
M:I really want to go there.You must call me if you have the chance to go there again.
W:No problem.I will be your guide next time.
W:Hi,are you being helped?
M:No,I’m not.I’m interested in some hats.
W:All our hats are in this section.What do you think of this one here? It’s made of cotton.
M:Hmm,it looks nice and is suitable for autumn,but I’d like to have something warm for winter.
W:Maybe you would like a heavy wool hat. How about this one?
M:I think that’s what I want.How much is it?
W:It’s seventy dollars plus tax.
M:It’s a little expensive.Do you think it’s possible to get a discount?
W:Hmm,since you like it so much,how about a 10 percent discount.That’s the best I can offer.
M:That’s good.Could you wrap it up for me?
W:Sure.Is there anything else I can get for you?
M:I also want to have a red wool sweater.But there are only black and green ones.
W:What topic did you finally choose for the term paper for your World Economy class?
M:After thinking about a few ideas,I finally settled on the difference between Japanese and American styles of management.
W:Hmm.Why did you choose a topic like that?
M:Well,I’m planning to study Business in graduate school next year.After that,I hope to start my own company.
W:Isn’ t that a coincidence! I’m also doing a paper on how Japanese management styles are being adapted by American firms for my Comparative Cultures class.
M:Why don’t we sit down and share some of our sources after we’ve each been to the library?
W:Great idea! Should we meet at the snack bar next Wednesday at this time?
M:That’s fine with me.See you then.
M:As you all know,Tom’ s been working here for many years.You’re also all very aware that he wouldn’t want a big party when he leaves.However,I’m sure you’ll argue that we must do something! When he leaves next month,I want him to go out with a bang,with something that he’s going to really remember and that shows him the way we all feel about how good he’s been to work with.So,if anyone’s got any suggestions about a suitable location,what to include on the menu,besides his beloved whisky,and of course,gift ideas,please come and have a word with me in the next day or two.Oh,and if there are any volunteers to take on the organizing,I’d be delighted to hear from them too.