Where does the conversation most probably take place?

  Where does this conversation most likely occur?

  Where are the two speakers?





  【例7】A) At a clinic. B) In a supermarket.

  C) At a restaurant. D) In an ice cream shop.

  W: I’ll have the steak, French fries, and lets see, chocolate ice cream for dissert.

  M: Oh, oh, you know these things will ruin your health, too much fat and sugar, how about ordering some vegetables and fruit instead?

  Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?






  What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?



  Who is the man/the woman?





  教授(professor)、 秘书(secretary)、 医生(doctor)、老板(boss)、服务员(waiter/waitress)、主人 (host/hostess)、修理工(repairer/plumber/electrician…)、家庭角色(husband/wife/son/daughter/girlfriend…)


  夫妻(husband—wife)、父子(father—son)、母子(mother—son)、师生(teacher—student)、同学(schoolmate/ classmate)、同事(colleague)、老板与秘书(boss—secretary)、雇主与雇员(employer—employee)、医生与病人(doctor—patient)、服务员与顾客(waiter/waitress—customer)、主人与客人(host/hostess—guest)、警察与司机(policeman—driver)、管理员与借阅者(librarian—reader)、房东与租房者(landlord/landlady—tenant)


  【例8】A) A bank clerk. B) A secretary. C) A landlady. D) A doctor.

  M: According to your ad. in this morning’s paper, you have an apartment for rent.

  W: Yes, I have. It’s on the second floor. Would you like to have a look? Come this way, please.

  Q: Who is the woman?

  【解析】从四个选项看,该题提问的是身份职业。从对话中出现的关键词是an apartment for rent和ad.分析,录音中出现的男士和女士的关系应当是房东和租客的关系,因此这位女士应当是房东。




  What time…?

  How far/long…?

  How much/many…?


  (1)对活动发生时间的提问。在通常情况下,该类试题一般不会直接告诉我们问题中所问的时间,而是会涉及时间的一些简单的加减运算。要注意一些关键词,如:a quarter(to/past), half (past), daily, weekly, fortnight等。

  (2)商品的价格。同样,在短对话中,该类试题也涉及一些简单的加减乘除运算。要注意一些关键词,如:10% off, discount, double, half the price, couple, pair, dozen, a real bargain, on sale,change等。尤其要注意单件商品的价格,买多件商品是否优惠、找零,以及最后的问题是说话人要付的钱、单件商品的价格,还是买若干商品需要付的钱。




  不要直取答案。 这类题目的答案一般都不会是原文中数字信息的再现,往往需要经过简单的运算才能得出答案。


  【例9】A) $ 8.60. B) $ 4.30. C) $ 6.40. D) $ 1.40.

  W: Here’s a ten-dollar bill. Give me two tickets for tonight’s show, please.

  M: Sure. Two tickets and here's a dollar forty cents change.

  Q: How much does one ticket cost?

  【解析】在听对话的过程中需要对听到的几个数字进行速记:ten-dollar bill, two tickets, a dollar forty cents’ change,通过对这几个数字的运算可以得到试题的正确答案B)。


  Directions : In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations.At the end ofeach conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said.Both theconversation and the questions will be spoken only once.After each question there will bea pause.During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A., B), C.and D),and decide which is the best answer.Then mark the corresponding letter on AnswerSheet 1 with a single line through the centre.

  1.A.He will give the woman some tips on the game.

  B.The woman has good reason to quit the game.

  C.He is willing to play chess with the woman.

  D.The woman should go on playing chess.

  2.A.The man can forward the mail to Mary.

  B.She can call Mary to take care of the mail.

  C.Mary probably knows Sally's new address.

  D.She would like to resume contact with Sally.

  3.A.His handwriting has a unique style.

  B.His notes are not easy to read.

  C.He did not attend today's class.

  D.He is very pleased to be able to help.

  4.A.The man had better choose another restaurant.

  B.The new restaurant is a perfect place for dating.

  C.The new restaurant caught her fancy immediately.

  D.The man has good taste in choosing the restaurant.

  5.A.He has been looking forward to spring.

  B.He has been waiting for the winter sale.

  C.He will clean the woman's boots for spring.

  D.He will help the woman put things away.

  6.A.The woman is rather forgetful.

  B.The man appreciates the woman's help.

  C.The man often lends books to the woman.

  D.The woman often works overtime at weekends.

  7.A.Go to work on foot.

  B.Take a sightseeing trip.

  C.Start work earlier than usual.

  D.Take a walk when the weather is nice.

  8.A.The plane is going to land at another airport.

  B.All flights have been delayed due to bad weather.

  C.Temporary closing has disturbed the airport's operation.

  D.The airport's management is in real need of improvement.

  Questions 9 to 12 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  9.A.It specializes in safety from leaks.

  B.It is headquartered in London.

  C.It has a partnership with LCP.

  D.It has a chemical processing plant.

  10.A.He is Mr.Grand's friend.

  B.He is a safety inspector.

  C.He is a salesman.

  D.He is a chemist.

  11.A.Director of the safety department.

  B.Mr.Grand's personal assistant.

  C.Head of the personnel department.

  D.The public relations officer.

  12. A.Walt for Mr.Grand to call back.

  B.Leave a message for Mr.Grand.

  C.Provide details of their products and services.

  D.Send a comprehensive description of their work.

  Questions 13 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  13.A.She learned playing the violin from a famous French musician.

  B.She dreamed of working and living in a European country.

  C.She read a lot about European musicians and their music.

  D.She listened to recordings of many European orchestras.

  14.A.She began taking violin lessons as a small child.

  B.She was a pupil of a famous European violinist.

  C.She gave her first performance with her father.

  D.She became a professional violinist at fifteen.

  15.A.It gave her a chance to explore the city.

  B.It was the chance of a lifetime.

  C.It was a great challenge to her.

  D.It helped her learn classical French music.


  Directi6ns: In Sis section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end ofeach conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both theconversation and the questions will be spoken only onee. After each question there well be apause. During the pause, you must rectd the four choices marked A), E), C) and D), anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the eorresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1with a sinate line thougk the centre.

  1.A. See a doctor about her strained shoulder,

  B. Use a ladder to help her reach the tea.

  C. Replace the cupboard with a new one.

  D. Place the tea on lower sheLf next time.

  2.A. At Mary johuson's.

  B. At a painter's studio.

  C. In an exhibition hall.

  D. Outside an art gallery.

  3. A. The teacher evaluated lacks teaching experience.

  B. She doesnot quite agree with what the man said.

  C. The man had better talk with the students himself.

  D. New students usually canno offer a fair evaiuation

  4. A. He helped Doris build up the furniture.

  B. Doris helped him arrange the furniture.

  C. Doris fixed up some of the bookshelves.

  D. He was good at assembling bookshelves.

  5. A. He doesn't get on with the others.

  B. He doesn't feel at ease m the firm.

  C. He hasbeen taken for a fool.

  D. He has found a better position.

  6. A. They should finish the work as soon as possible.

  B. He will continue to work in the garden himself.

  C. He is tired of doing gardeulng on weekends.

  D. They can hire a gardener to do the work.

  7. A. The man has to get rid of the used furniture.

  B. The man's apartment is ready for rent

  C. The furniture is covered with lots of dust.

  D) The furniture the man bought is inexpensive.

  8. A. The man will give the mechaulc a call.

  B. The woman is waiting for a call.

  C. The woman is doing some repairs.

  D. The man KNows the mechanic very well.Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  9. A. Shehad a job interview to attend.

  B. She was busy finishing her project.

  C. She had to attend an important meeting.

  D. She was in the middle of writing an essay.

  10. A. Accompany her roommate to the classroom.

  B. Hand in her roommate's application form.

  C. Submit her roommate's assignment.

  D. Help her roommate with her report.

  11. A. Where Dr. Ellis's office is located.

  B. When Dr. Ellis' leaves his office.

  C. Directions to the classroom building.

  D. Dr. Ellis's schedule for the afternoon.

  Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

  12. A. He finds it rather stressful.

  B. He is thinking of quitting it.

  C. He can handle it quite well.

  D. He has to work extra hours.

  13. A. The 6:00 one.

  B. The 6:30 one.

  C. The 7:00 one.

  D. The 7:30 one.

  14.A. It is an awful waste of time.

  B. He finds it rather unbearable.

  C. The time on the train is enjoyable.

  D. It is something difficult to get used m.

  15. A. Reading newspapers.

  B. Chatting with friends.

  C. Listening to the daily news.

  D. Planning the day's work.