大学英语听力第一册lesson03 Meeting People I
Meeting People I
PART A Micro-Listening
Phonetics Sound Recognition
I. Directions: Listen carefully. You will hear one word read from each group. Repeat what you hear. Then underline the letter beside the word you hear. 10 points
1. a. sir b. shirt c. third d. church
2. a. sought b. short c. thought d. choke
3. a. seat b. sheet c. theme d. cheat
4. a. sank b. shank c. thank d. chant
5. a. sear b. share c. theater d. chair
6. a. sigh b. shy c. thigh d. child
7. a. so b. show c. thaw d. chew
8. a. soak b. shock c. thought d. chalk
9. a. same b. shame c. thane d. chain
10.a. sip b. ship c. thick d. chip
II. Directions: You will hear five sentences. Each one will be read three times. Listen carefully and write them down quickly. 10 points
PART B Macro-Listening
May I Know Your Name?
Mr Song: Is this your umbrella, miss?
Miss Chen: Oh yes, it is. Thank you. I was looking for it Just now.
Mr Song: You look a bit familiar to me. I wonder if I have seen you somewhere before.
Miss Chen: Have you?
Mr Song: May I ask where you live?
Miss Chen: Just two blocks away, in that tall building.
Mr Song: That's it. I live there, too. I live on the sixth floor.
Miss Chen: My family moved in just two weeks ago. We live on the fourth floor.
Mr Song: It's a small world! May I know your name, miss?
Miss Chen: I'm Chen Ying.
Mr Song: How do you do, Miss Chen? I'm Song Wei.
Miss Chen: I'm glad to know you, Mr Song.
Mr Song: Are you going to your office now, Miss Chen?
Miss Chen: No. I'm going to do some shopping for the weekend. What about you?
Mr Song: I'm going to the airport to meet some friends from Beijing.
Miss Chen: See you later, Mr Song.
Mr Song: Have a good day, Miss Chen.
Miss Chen: You too.
II. Language and Culture Notes
1. It's a small world. This expression is used when friends, especially those who haven't seen each other for long, happen to meet unexpectedly in some faraway places, or when newly-acquainted people suddenly discover that they have mutual friends, or relatives, or live very near each other, etc. The expected response to it is 'Yes, it is'.
2. Have a good day is used when people part from each other. It's also used instead of 'Goodbye' in a casual situation. The similar expressions are 'Have a good day / afternoon / evening / weekend / trip', etc.
III. Exercises with Key
Directions: Listen to the dialogue and choose the right answers to the following questions. 10 points
1 How did the man and the woman get acquainted?
a. They told each other their names.
b. They have been neighbors for quite a long time.
c. The man helped the woman find her lost umbrella.
d. The man helped the woman when she moved in two weeks ago.
2 What is the probable relationship between the man and the woman?
c. Old friends.
d. Old schoolmates.
3 Why does the man say the woman looks a bit familiar to him?
a. Because they are nextdoor neighbors.
b. Because they used to work together.
c. Because the man has seen her somewhere before.
d. Because the woman looks like one of the man's friends.
4 What was the woman doing when the man greeted her?
a. Doing some shopping.
b. Going to work.
c. Moving into a new building.
d. Looking for her umbrella.
5 What can you infer from the dialogue?
a. The man has lived in that building for a long time.
b. The man and the woman met in the street.
c. The woman is shopping for her birthday party.
d. The man and the woman live in a six-storeyed building.
Directions: Listen to the dialogue again and complete the following with the words you hear. 10 points
1 The woman says that she lives on the _________________ floor in that _________________ building.
2 The man says that he lives on the _________________ of _________________ building.
3 The woman says that she and her family _________________ just _________________ ago.
4 The woman says that she is going to _________________ for the _________________.
5 The man is going to _________________ to_________________.
Windy, Isn't It?
Man: Windy, isn't it?
Woman: Yes, it is.
Man: Uuh ... where are you going?
Woman: To Germany. I'm going home.
Man: Oh, You're German.
Woman: Yes. You're English, aren't you?
Man: Yes, I am.
Woman: Where are you going?
Man: To Portugal.
Woman: On holiday?
Man: No. I'm going to take some photographs there.
Woman: Take photographs?
Man: Yes, I work for a travel magazine in Italy.
Man: What do you do?
Woman: I'm a student.
Man: What are you studying?
Man: Oh, my brother is a doctor.
Man It's rather cold out here on the deck. Would you like a coffee?
Woman Yes, I'd love one.
Man: Let's go along to the restaurant then.
II. Language and Culture Notes
1. Windy, isn't it? When an Englishman is meeting a stranger or a mere acquaintance and feels the urge to talk, he often tries to start a conversation by making some remarks about the weather. For example, he may start with 'A nice day, isn't it?', 'It's cold, isn't it?', etc. And it is always polite to agree and say, 'Yes, it is' when one is spoken to.
2. What do you do? is equal to 'What do you do for a living?' or 'What is your job?'.
e.g. ¡ª What do you do?
¡ª I'm a doctor.
3. Would you like a coffee? 'A coffee' here means 'a cup of coffee'. Examples of this kind are often found in spoken English, such as 'What about a whisky a glass of whisky?', 'We want two teas two cups of tea.'
III. Exercises with Key
1. Directions: Listen to the dialogue and choose the right answer to each of the following questions. 10 points
1 Where are the two speakers from?
a. One is from Germany and the other from Portugal.
b. One is from Germany and the other from England.
c. One is from England and the other from Portugal.
d. One is from England and the other from Italy.
2 What do the two speakers do?
a. One is a student and the other a doctor.
b. One is a doctor and the other a reporter.
c. One is a photographer and the other a student.
d. One is a magazine publisher and the other a student.
3 Where are the two speakers going?
a. One is going to Germany and the other to Portugal.
b. One is going to England and the other to Germany.
c. One is going to Italy and the other to Portugal.
d. One is going to England and the other to Italy.
4 What is the man doing?
a. He is going home.
b. He is going on holiday.
c. He is going to meet some friends.
d. He is working for his magazine.
5 Where does the conversation take place?
a. In a hotel.
b. In a restaurant.
c. On a ship.
d. In the street.
2. Directions: Listen to the dialogue again. Write down the appropriate response that you hear from the tape to match each of the questions on the left. 10 points
1 Windy, isn't it?
2 You're English, aren't you?
3 What are you studying?
4 Are you on holiday?
5 Would you like a coffee?
PART C Oral Practice
I. Directions: Work in pairs and respond to the following.
1. May I know your name?
2. Cold, isn't it?
3. What do you do?
4. What are you studying?
5. Would you like a coffee?
II. Directions: Make a dialogue by using the above expressions as many as possible.
Possible answer for reference:
A: Cold, isn't it?
B: Yes, it is.
A: May I know your name?
B: I'm Li Fang.
A: What do you do?
B: I'm a student.
A: What are you studying?
A: 1 study chemistry, too.
A: Would you like a coffee?
B: No, thanks. I'm going home.