Directions: This drill is for practice in writing numbers with four to six digits. For easy reading and writing, numbers of more than four digits are separated by commas into groups of three digits each, for example,1,728. Listen carefully. Say the number over to yourself after you hear it. Then write it down as rapidly as. you can.
1．5, 896 2．7, 906 3．4, 494 4．5, 515
5．3, 024 6．6, 997 7．26, 960 8．57, 490
9．75, 682 10．63, 818 11．28, 657 12．99, 233
13．621, 844 14．879,930 15．392,835 16．911, 909
17．302, 798 18．719, 056
Directions: Listen carefully. Repeat the sentence silently. Write the sentence. Listen again, and check your answer.
There were a lot of clowns. They made the people laugh.And there were acrobats. They did tricks on wires at the top of the tent. They swung high over the heads of the people. They jumped from swing to swing.
Part Ⅱ ShortDialogues
Directions: Fill in the blanks with the words you hear on the tape.
Directions: Choose a, b, or c to complete the statement.
Directions: Give brief answers to the questions.
Key：1．In a restaurant. 2．the menu 3．Customer and post office clerk. 4． send, package, parcel post, book rate 5．In a bank. 6．cash, check, an account
Short Dialogues (1′2″)
(for practice in practice in drawing inferences)
A: I believe you're next, sir.
A: How would you like it cut?
B: About medium. Just scissors on the side. And take a little off the top, please.
A: Have you decided?
B: No, I haven't looked at the menu yet.
A: Very well. I'll be back in a few minutes.
A:I want to send this package parcel post.
B: It feels like a book.
A: It is.
B: In that case, it can go book rate. That's a lot cheaper.A．Thank you very much.
A: I'd like to cash this check, please.
B: Do you have an account here?
A: No, I don't.
B: Then I'm sorry, We can't cash your check unless you have an account with us.
Part Ⅲ TheCircus
Directions: Answer the questions you hear on the tape.
1．When does the circus come to town?
2．What do the men do when the circus comes?
3．How do people like the circus?
4．What can people do at the circus?
5．Where does the circus give performances?
Key: (see tapescript)
Directions: Use the given key words to reconstruct the second half of the story.
The circus comes to town every spring. The men put up a tent in a field. Then all the people come to see the circus.
On Saturday there was a big crowd at the circus. All the children were there with their parents. The big tent was in the middle of the field. Around the big tent there were many little tents. They were many different colors. There were places to play games. There were places to see wild animals. There were places to buy candy.
“I want to see the animals,”Bill White said to his mother.
“I want some candy,”his sister sally said.
Then they went into the big tent. There were seats all around it. In the middle of the tent was a big circle.
The circus started with a parade. The music was very loud. First the elephants came in. Then there were lions and tigers in cages. There were a lot of clowns. They made the people laugh. And there were acrobats. They did tricks on wires at the top of the tent. They swung high over the heads of the people. They jumped from swing to swing.
Then a big cage was brought into the middle of the circle. There were lions and tigers in the cage. They looked very wild .A man went into the cage with them. He was alone with the lions and tigers. He had only a chair and a whip. But he made the animals do tricks. He made them sit on chairs. Bill was very excited. He jumped up and down. All the people cheered.