Recognizing tenses: 1．simple present 2．present perfect 3．simple past 4．simple future
Directions: Listen carefully. You will hear fifteen statements. Reassert the fact in the statement in short form. For example, if you near “I study English.” write down “Yes, you do”；if you hear “She can't speak Chinese,” write down “No, she can't.”This drill helps you recognize tenses.
1．I know Mr. Torkelson. (Yes, you do.) 2．I met him in Italy. (Yes, you did.) 3．He hasn't been to China. (No, he hasn't.) 4．We went to Greece last year. (Yes, you did.) 5．She can speak six languages. (Yes, she can. )6．She couldn't tell any interesting stories. (No, she couldn't.) 7．I have had a lot of interesting experiences. (Yes, you have.) 8．She visits her grandparents every year. (Yes, she does.)9．They are going around the world next year. (Yes, they are. ) 10．He was a sailor when he was young. (Yes, he was. )11．I won't tell anyone. (No, you won't.) 12．He enjoys working. (Yes, he does. ) 13．They can't go to the party tomorrow. (No, they can't.) 14．I'm completely happy in my work. (Yes, you are.) 15．She will help you with your work. (Yes, she will.)
Directions: You are going to hear some sentences chosen from the comprehension material in this lesson. Complete the sentences with what you hear on the tape. (see tapescript)
Part Ⅱ Whats On?
Part Ⅲ OurLocal Film Society
Directions: Which of the four statements in each group is NOT true?
Key: 1．c 2．b
Directions: Answer the question.
Key: This passage tells us something about a small film society and an interesting experience the writer had last month.
Our Local Film Society (1′34″)
I belong to a small film society which meets once a month at our village hall. There are about 40 members all of whom are keen film fans and most of whom know a great deal about the history of the cinema. The film society gives us the opportunity to see old and rare films which are seldom shown.
Last month, just before the showing of an old film, the club president announced that our projectionist had suddenly been taken ill. He asked if any of us knew how to work a projector. One of the club members volunteered to operate the projector though he pointed out that it was many years since he had though he pointed out that it was many years since he had shown a film. He went to the projectionist's box and after some delay the film began. We were all mystified by the film. There was no title and none of us could understand what was happening. When the reel came to an end, we called the projectionist.
“This film doesn't seem to make sense,”one of our members said.
“I'm sorry about that,”our new projectionist answered. “I put the last reel in first. After it had been running for a few minutes I realized I had made a mistake, but I didn't know how to stop the projector!”
Directions: Complete the dialogue according to what you hear on the tape.
Key: (see tapescript)
What's On? (45″)
A: Would you like to go to the cinema tonight?
B: What's on?
A: There's a horror film at the Odeon and there's a Western at the Classic.
B: Yes, let's go to the Western. Who's in it?
A: John Wayne, I think.
B: Wait a minute. It's Monday today, isn't it? I go to night school on Mondays. I can't go to the cinema tonight.
A: Would you like to go tomorrow?
B: Yes. Tomorrow is fine.
A: See you tomorrow then.
B: Oh, wait a minute. It's Tuesday tomorrow, isn't it? I go to karate classes on Tuesdays.