A. At the Bank of China.B. At the post office.C. At the next stop.
2. Why does the man refuse the woman?
A. He doesn't have a car.B. He'll be using his car. C She doesn’t drive.
3. Where does the woman want to go?
A. The Grand Hotel.B. The shopping center. C. The traffic light.
4. How is the woman going home?
A. In a car.B. By bus.C. On foot.
5. How many friends can the girl invite?
A. Four or five.B. Two or three.C. Two or four.
6. What are the speakers going to do this weekend?
A. Go to the beach.B. Climb a mountain. C. Go for a bicycle-ride.
7. What do we know about Paul and Mary?
A. They might be the speakers' friends.
B. They've decided to join the speakers. C. They did some riding yesterday.
8. What are the two speakers talking about?
A. Using the left hand.B. Operating machines.C. Designing machines.
9. What is the possible relationship between the two speakers?
A. Master and servant.B. Boss and secretary.C. Fellow workers
10. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. Left-handers can’t run the machines.B. The woman only uses her right hand.
C. The woman is more skillful than the man.
11. What did the woman do last weekend?
A. He went to the beach.B. She visited her parents. C. She had a trip to the countryside.
12. Why did the woman come home so soon?
A. She was tired.B. She caught a cold.C. She had school work to do.
13. What was the weather like at the weekend?
A. Cloudy.B. Sunny.C. Rainy.
14. What does the woman think about her boss?
A. Rude.B. Foolish.C. Troublesome.
15. What do we know about the woman?
A. She was in charge of a school.B. She succeeded in her job. C. She has left her job.
16. What does the man want to be?
A. A dancer.B. A dancing trainer.C. A high school teacher.
17. What can we learn from the news?
A. No villager was killed.B. 15 houses were badly damaged.
C. Over 200 people were made homeless.
18. How many people were badly injured in the storm?
A. Seven.B. Nine.C. Ten.
19. What do we know about the farmer?
A. His house was destroyed.B. His wife was missing.C. One of his children was killed.
20. What did the woman do when she saw her house shaking?
A. She tried to take something out.B. She rushed out with her children.
C. She told her husband not to leave.
W: Does this bus go to the Bank of China?
M: Yes. Get off at the post office and walk straight ahead for about two minutes.
W: Would you mind if I borrowed your car just over the weekend?
M: I'm sorry, but it’s just not possible, because I'm visiting my mother this weekend.
W: Can you help me out? I'm trying to find Grand Hotel.
M: Turn right at the traffic light. It is next to the new shopping centre.
W: Why not wait here a few minutes and I'll get my car?
M: No, thank you. I'd better take the bus home.
W: Dad, can I have some friends over at the weekend?
M: It really depends on how many. I mean just four or five.
W: Thanks, Dad.
M: What do you want to do this weekend?
W: Oh, I don't know. Maybe go to the beach if it's nice weather.
M: But we did that last weekend. Let's do something different.
W: Hum... Hey, I know what! Why don't we climb Mt.Fuji?
M: Great idea! I've always wanted to do that!
W: Paul and Mary talked about a bicycle ride yesterday, but they haven't made the final decision. Maybe we could persuade them to join us.
M: Wonderful! I give them a call right now.
W: Hey, you. Can't you be a bit faster? You make the whole group wait for you.
M: How can you blame it on me? I'm having trouble in operating this kind of machine. It is designed for you right handers.
W: You always complain about these machines. But you are not the only one using your left hand.
M: Really? I don't know any others who are the same as me.
W: To tell you the truth, I'm also left-handed.
W: Yeah. You should spend some time getting suited to it in advance. Then you can do it quickly.
M: Is that what you have done?
W: Yes. In fact, it pays to use both hands.
M:OK, I will try.
M: Hey, Karen, it looks like you've got some sun this weekend.
W: Yeah, I guess so. I spent the weekend at the beach.
M: Oh, yeah, that's great. Where did you stay?
W: Some friends of my parents' live out there and they invited me for as long as I wanted to stay.
M: So what are you doing back here already?
W: Oh, 1 have a paper to work on, and I just couldn't do any serious studying at the beach.
M: I don't blame you. So what did you do out there? I mean besides lying out in the sun.
W: I ran slowly up and down the beach, and 1 played some volleyball. You know I never realized how hard it is to run on sand. I couldn't even get through a whole game before I had to sit down.
M: Did you go swimming?
W: I wanted to, but they said the water isn't warm enough for that until a couple of months from now.
M: It all sounds nice. I wish I could get away to the beach like that.
M: Hi, Susan. Haven't seen you for ages. How are you getting along with your work?
W: Hi, David. Not so well as I expected. I've left my position. I can't bear the rudeness of my boss any longer.
M: What are you going to do then?
W: No idea. Anyway, I have to think about it seriously. And you, David?
M: I've been very successful as a dancer. I like this kind of life. It is so exciting.
W: You can't do it forever.
M: No, but I've decided to open a dance school once I'm over the top. Our younger dancers need better training.
W: That's a wonderful idea!
Back to the news. Last Friday a storm hit two villages destroying four teen houses. Seven others were so badly damaged that their owners had to leave them, and fifteen others had broken windows. One person was killed, and nine were badly injured and taken to hospital. A number of other people received small injuries. Altogether over two hundred were left homeless as a result of the storm.
A farmer said the storm began early in the morning and lasted over an hour. He was in the kitchen with his wife and his children when they heard a loud noise. A few minutes later their house fell down on top of them. They managed to climb out but then he saw that one of his children was missing. He went back inside and found him safe but very frightened.
A woman said that her husband had just left for work when she noticed that her house was shaking. She rushed outside immediately with here children. There was no time for her to take anything. A few minutes later, the roof came down.
Soldiers went to the area to help the people in trouble.