7. Why is William Shakespeare mentioned in the conversation?
A. He gave gifts to millions of people.
B. He was a very wealthy man in his times.
C. His signature is worth a lot of money.
8. What are the man and woman looking for?
A. A comfortable hotel.
B. A modern hotel.
C. An inexpensive hotel.
9. Whom did the man and woman ask for help?
A. A policewoman.B. A waitress.C. A passer-by.
10. Where could the man and woman find a hotel they needed?
A. In the next street.
B. Next to a bank.
C. Two-minute drive to the west.
11. Where did the conversation most likely take place?
A. In a street.B. In a restaurant.C. In a hotel.
12. What would the woman like to do this weekend?
A. Go climbing.B. Go shopping.C. Go fishing.
13. What does the man plan to do on Saturday?
A. Check his schedule.
B. Stay at home.
C. Help his sister move.
14. How will the man get in touch with the woman?
A. By making a phone call to the woman’s house.
B. By making a phone call to the woman’s mother’s house.
C. By making a call to her cell phone.
15. What is the woman doing?
A. Listening to music.
B. Seeing a film.
C. Writing a letter.
16. How long will the woman stay in Japan?
A. For a year.B. For a month.C. For two years.
17. What will the woman do before she leaves for Japan?
A. Read more Japanese novels.
B. Attend a language class.
C. Apply for a new program.
18．How many news headlines are broadcast?
19．What happened early on Saturday morning?
A．A Russian rocket was sent up．
B．A tour bus slid off a highway．
C．Three aid workers were killed．
20．How many people were killed in the gas explosion?
A．At least 4．B．About 30．C．Over 40．
M: Can I leave now?
W: Sure, Jim. But remember to pay more attention to your work, or you won’t pass the final exams.
M: I wonder if Suzy will be here by 5 o’clock.
W: Her husband said she left home at 4:30. She should be here at 5:15.
W: What should we do today? Do you have any idea?
M: Why don’t we go to the National Exhibition? I heard that there’s a good show going on. We can see a lot of things.
M: It’s been raining since Monday, but the weather report says that tomorrow will be clear and sunny. Thank goodness, we can at last say goodbye to the rain.
W: That’s really good news. You know I always play football on Saturday, and I like to play in good weather.
M: How did you like the chemistry course last term?
W: If you ask me, the course could have been better organized.
M: You are right, Freda. In my opinion, he has taught that course so many times that he is bored with it and just doesn’t care any more.
W: I enjoy going through a secondhand bookstore, don’t you? It’s interesting to see what people used to enjoy reading. Did you see this old book of children’s stories?
M: Some of these books aren’t so old, though... See? This mystery was published only six years ago. It cost seventy-five cents. You can’t beat that.
W: Hey! Look at this!
M: What? Are you getting interested in nineteenth century poetry all of a sudden?
W: No. Look at the inscription! Someone gave this book as a present, and wrote a note on the inside of the front cover. It’s dated 1893. Maybe it’s worth something.
M: Everything on that shelf is worth fifty cents.
W: But if this is a signature of someone who is well known, it might bring a lot more. I hear William Shakespeare’s signature is worth about a million dollars.
W: Good evening, sir, madam. A table for two?
M: No, thank you. But we have a small problem. Can you help us?
W: Sure. What can I do for you?
M: We are looking for a hotel. Are there any hotels near here?
W: Yes, there are some hotels in the street. The nearest one is next to the bank. It’s quite modern.
M: Do you think there’re any inexpensive ones nearby? We’re leaving tomorrow morning.
W: Yes. Drive west for about two minutes and you will find a grey building on the right side. It’s a traditional family style hotel, very comfortable, and the price is quite reasonable.
M: It sounds nice. Thank you very much for your help.
W: That’s all right.
W: Hi. I’m glad I ran into you.
M: Why? What’s up?
W: Would you like to go climbing this weekend?
M: I’m not sure. I promised to help my sister move on Saturday.
W: How about Sunday, then? We could start early in the morning.
M: I might be able to do that. Let me check and I’ll call you up tonight.
W: Great! By the way, I won’t be home before 10 o’clock.
M: Then, how can I reach you?
W: I’ve got an answering machine. You can simply call and leave a message. Your voice will be recorded.
M: I hate talking to a machine. It feels strange.
W: All right. I’ll give you another telephone number. I’ll be at my mother’s home.
M: Say, Lisa, what are you doing?
W: Watching a Japanese film. I’m going to spend all next year in Japan, and I think I should find out more about its culture.
M: You mean you have been accepted into the program?
W: I sure have.
M: That’s wonderful. You must be excited.
W: Excited and nervous. You know I have to work on some basic conversation skills.
M: How much Japanese can you understand?
W: Only a little now. But I’m going to take a special language class next month.
M: I wish I were as clever as you are at foreign languages. I would love to study abroad.
W: Then why don’t you? The school has a lot of programs that don’t require the mastery of a foreign language. You just have to be the kind of person who is quick to learn new things and can get used to a new environment fast.
M: I thought all programs required one to know a foreign language. Thank you for letting me know this.
W: Good evening．This is the 9 o’clock news．First the headlines．A gas explosion in Southern France is believed to have killed more than 40 people．The cause of the explosion is still unknown．Three aid workers were killed when their trucks were attacked early this morning．All three of the workers were from France．A Russian rocket lifted off at 3:37 a．m．Saturday carrying the first space tourist, California businessman Dennis Tito, and two astronauts on a journey to the international space station．A tour bus carrying sleeping middle school students from Boston slid off a highway, Friday morning, killing at least four children and injuring about thirty．And Prince Andrew has finally opened the new bridge over the River Thames at Greenwich．Now those stories in more detail...