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(6) Everyone loves a good house party, but the cleaning up the next morning isn’t as enjoyable.

(5) Now, however, a New Zealand-based startup company aims to bring messy homes – and even splitting headaches – back to normal. The properly-named startup Morning-After Maids was launched about a month ago in Auckland by roommates Rebecca Foley and Catherine Ashurst. Aside from cleaning up, the two will also cook breakfast and even get coffee and painkillers for recovering merrymakers. Although they’re both gainfully employed, they fit cleaning jobs into their nights and weekends (which is when their service is in most demand anyway).

(7) Besides being flooded with requests from across the country, Foley and Ashurst have also received requests from the US and Canada to provide services there. They are reportedly meeting with lawyers to see how best to take the business forward.

5: What is the news report mainly about?

[C] A new company to clean up the mess after parties.

6: What is a common problem with a house party?

[B] It leaves the house in a mess.

7: What are Rebecca Foley and Catherine Ashurst planning to do?

[D] Expand their business.



这篇新闻主要讲的是两个新西兰女孩创业,做house party的家政业务,业务即将拓展到海外,诸如美国和加拿大。本篇听力主要考查学生对新闻主旨的理解,以及对两个女孩创业原因以及目前发展情况的理解。做这3道题都可以使用答案提示词进行定位,第5题使用however,第6题使用but,第7题使用also。