A. He is ill.B. He wants to open it himself.C. The air inside is fresh enough.
3. What is Mike?
A. A teacher.B. A student.C. A writer.
4. What has made working at home possible?
A. Personal computers.B. Communication industry.C. Living far from companies.
5.Where is the woman?
A. In a soap factory.B. In her house.C. At an information desk.
6. Where, does the conversation most probably take place?
A. At home.B. On a bus.C. In the bank.
7. Why do the two speakers want to buy a car?
A. They have a lot of money.B.The man lives too far away from his office.
C. The woman's office is too far away from her home.
8. Why won't Mr. Stone come to the clinic tomorrow?
A. He can't spare the time.B. The clinic will be closed.
D. Dr.! Milton won't come to work.
9. When is the clinic open in a week?
A. From Monday to Friday.B. On weekdays except Thursday. C. During the whole week.
10. What time has finally been fixed for Mr. Stone to come?
A. p. m., Wednesday.B. p. m., Wednesday.C. 6:15 p. m., Thursday.
11. What's the relationship between the two speakers?
A. Neighbors.B. Doctor and patient.C. Friends.
12. When did the woman cough most seriously?
A. In the morning.B. In the afternoon.C. At night.
13. What did the man do for the woman?
A. He examined the woman carefully.
B. He gave her some medicine and some advice as well.
C. He just told her not to worry too much.
14. What's the possible relationship between the two speakers?
A. Husband and wife.B. Friends.C. Strangers.
15. Where does the conversation most probably take place?
A. In a restaurant.B. At the woman s home. C. At the man's home.
16. What does the woman ask the man to do?
A. Have some soup.B. Have more rice.C. Bring his wife next time.
17. What did Nicholas do at eighteen months？
A. He began to learn French.B. He read the newspaper.C. He took telephone messages.
18. Why was Nicholas bored and unhappy at the two schools?
A. He had too much homework.B.He almost couldn't learn anything special.
C. His teachers often corrected his spelling.
19. Who offered to help Nicholas finally?
A. His classmates.B. His parents.C. A college.
20. What is Nicholas' life like now?
A. Busy without any social life.B. Full but boring.C. Busy at college and free at home.
M: Do you think the headmaster could see me before ?
W: He won't be in until —five.
M: Is any good?
W: Yes, I'll write down the time.
W: Do you mind if I open the window to let in some fresh air?
M: Sorry. Please don't, I've caught a cold.
W: Did you say sorry to your teacher, Mike?
M: Why must I?
W: You were late this morning.
M: But I wasn't. When I got to school, I was just on time for class.
M: Miss Dermott, let me ask you straight away. Do you think, within a few years, many people could work at home instead of working in offices?
W: Oh, yes. It's happening now. You see, the communication industry has made such progress in the last ten years.
M: Hello! May 1 speak to Mrs. Arnold?
M: This is Sparkle Company. You are one of the lucky housewives chosen to receive our free soap.
W: That's very nice of you. But I'd rather go on using what I've always used. Thanks just the same.
W: Why don't we buy a car, dear?
M: I have been thinking about it for a long time. I think it necessary for us to buy one. We live so far away from my company.
W: Yes. With a car, you wouldn't have to catch a bus to work. It can save a tot of time.
M: Sure, but we don't have enough money at present.
W: Why not borrow some from the bank? I think we won't have to borrow so much now.
M: Well, let's go down town and have a look.
W: Clinic. Can 1 help you?
M: Good afternoon. This is Frank Stone. I want to make an appointment with Doctor Milton, please.
W: OK, Mr. Stone. We have you on our records. Can you manage this afternoon?
M: I'm afraid not. 1 can manage tomorrow.
W: I'm afraid Mr. Milton is not on duty tomorrow. He'll be here the day after tomorrow. That's Thursday, March 27th.
W: Will be all right?
M: Well, yes. But what time is the clinic closed?
W: We start from and close at p. m. on weekdays. We don't work at the weekend.
M: I'd prefer a later time so that I can come along after work.
W: Then what about ?
M: Well, that's fine.
M: Good morning, Mrs. Adams. How are you today?
W: Oh, not very well. I've caught a bad cold.
M: Have you got a temperature?
W: Yes, I've got a fever.
M: Are you coughing?
W: Yes, especially at night. It's quite bad then. And 1 can't go to sleep.
M: Oh, I see. I can understand that. Um, I think you've got the flu. I suggest you should not go to work, and take this medicine once every four hours.
M: What else should I do?
M: Drink more water and have a good rest.
M: OK. Thank you. Good bye!
M: Good bye!
W: Let me help you to some more fish.
M: The fish is delicious. But I've had enough now. I'd like to have some soup.
W: Here it is. Help yourself.
M: Thanks. I didn't know you were so good at cooking. If my wife were here, she would be surprised as I am.
W: Well, bring your wife too if you come here next time. I haven't seen her for quite some time.
M: Sure, I will. My wife will be very happy to see you, too.Well, I'm full now. Thank you for your wonderful meal.
W: I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Good morning and welcome to the BBC news special.
Have you ever heard of a four—year—old college student? But this is true of Nicholas MacMahon, who is now studying at college because he is too clever for school.
Nicholas spoke well before he was one. At eighteen months he took telephone messages for his parents. At two he began to learn French. The strange thing about Nicholas is that he taught himself to read before he could speak.
His parents knew immediately that he could read. When he could speak, he corrected his spelling. He tried two different schools, but he was bored and unhappy and his parents decided that he couldn't stay there. His parents did not have enough time to prepare special lessons for Nicholas. The MacMahons had no idea what to do with him. Then the West London Institute offered to help. Nicholas spends some of his time there, and also studies at home. He reads newspaper every day, and he can play the violin well. He doesn't have any social life in the school. Nicholas is a clever child and the teachers want to help him in every way.