6. Where does this conversation most probably take place?
A. At home. B. In an office.C. In a classroom.
7. How many cities in China have banned smoking in public places?
A. 20.B. 26. C. 60.
8. What can we learn from the conversation?
A. There are more active smokers in China than passive smokers.
B. In developed countries, 16 million people die every year from smoking.
C. Because China is a developing country, we should cut expenses on medical care.
9. Why did Mary call?
A. To see how her parents were.
B. To tell her father some good news.
C. To invite her parents to her home.
10. What do you know about Tom?
A. He’s Mary’s son.
B. He got a raise in pay.
C. He is Mr. Davis’ good friend.
11. How many children does Mary have?
A. One son and one daughter.
B. Two sons and one daughter.
C. Two sons.
12. What does the man feel when he coughs?
A. Burning in his throat and breathing easily.
B. Burning in his throat and hurting in his chest.
C. Burning in his throat and terribly smelling.
13. When did the man fall in illness?
A. Around seven days ago.
B. The other day.
C. About five days ago.
14. How does the man take his medicine when he feels pain?
A.A packet each time, four times a day.
B. One tablet, only once less than four hours.
C. One tablet, four times a day.
15. Why did he move?
A. Because of the traffic.
B. Because of the neighbourhood.
C. Because of the living conditions.
16. How did he go to work?
A. By bus.B. By subway.C. By car.
17. What has he been doing after the moving?
A. Drinking a lot.B. Wasting money.C. Being late for work.
18. What does the passage mainly want to tell us?
A. More universities want to send their graduates to foreign countries.
B. More and more students go to foreign countries for jobs.
C. There are too many jobs in America now.
19. How many graduates from Stanford will go to foreign countries for jobs this year if we know 2,000 graduates did in 1995?
A. 3,600.B. 2,000.C. 4,800.
20. Which of the following is right?
A. Experts have different opinions about the reasons for graduates’ action.
B. No students can find important jobs in the US in 20 years.
C. Graduates from other countries also go to America for jobs.
W: The film “Lust, Caution” directed by Ang Lee begins at 6:10 tonight.
M: How long does it last?
W: It lasts fifty minutes. It ends at 7:00.
W: I’ll need an economy ticket with an open return.
M: TWA has a flight leaving at 9:25.
W: Do you have a single room for two nights?
M: We only have a small suite.
W: OK. What’s the rate?
M: $50.00 a night, including breakfast.
W: What shall we do this weekend, go to the beach, go to the mountains, or stay at home?
M: I don’t think I can bear the crowds and the driving. Let’s stay here and relax.
W: What a sunny day! Would you like to go to the lakeside with me?
M: I wish I could join you, but I have lots of work to do this morning.
W: How about this afternoon?
W: Hey, you’re polluting the office air again.
M: I’m sorry. I can’t help it.
W: But you can always go out and smoke somewhere where there are no people around.
M: Well, it’s no big deal.
W: Yes, do you know there are more passive smokers in China than active smokers? They are the victims of polluted air—they suffer from heart disease and lung cancer. Every year, 60 million people die from smoking in developed countries.
M: But China is a developing country.
W: That’s the reason why we should cut expenses on medical care. In China, 26 cities have banned cigarette smoking in public places. We’re one of the cities.
M: Well, I apologize and I’ll give up smoking altogether.
W: Well, I hope this is the last time. You have to give it up.
W: Hello, Dad?
M: Yes...Mary! How are you? Is there anything wrong?
W: Oh, no. I’m just calling to see if everything is OK with you and Mom. It’s been quite a while since I saw you last.
M: Oh, we’re both fine. Your mother is down at the new shopping center shopping. How’s Tom?
W: He’s fine. He likes his work and was given a raise last month by Mr. Davis. We were all pretty pleased about that.
M: Yes, I think you should be. And how are the children?
W: Well, Billy’s home from school today. It’s nothing serious, just a bad cold. Sally’s still taking dancing lessons.
M: She must be pretty good by now. Well, it’s certainly good to hear your voice. Call again soon.
W: OK, Dad. Give Mom our love.
M: All right. Goodbye.
W: Goodbye. Dad.
M: Doctor, whenever I cough I have a burning sensation in my throat and my chest hurts.
W: Are you coughing up phlegm?
M: Yes, and it smells terrible.
W: Ihear wheezing sounds. Do you have difficulty breathing?
M: Yes, I do.
W: How long have you had a fever?
M: About a week.
W: Have you got the medicine yet?
M: Yes, I’ve been given so much that I simply don’t know what to do with it at all.
W: Well, these are for internal use. You take a packet each time, four times a day.
M: What about these?
W: They’re painkillers. You take one tablet when you feel pain, but not more than once every four hours.
M: I see. Thank you, doctor.
W: I hear you moved last month.
M: Yeah, I did. I couldn’t stand the traffic.
W: Really? How was it?
M: I used public transportation. It took me more than two hours each day.
W: You’re kidding. I take a bus every day to work and it only takes me an hour.
M: First of all there weren’t any buses in my neighbourhood.
W: Well, why didn’t you drive?
M: Drive? It’s even worse than taking the subway. You know the rush hour traffic!
W: Where did you move to?
M: To an apartment right around here.
M: Yeah, it’s ten minutes’ walk.
W: That must be nice.
M: Well, but there’s a downside.
W: What are you talking about?
M: I’ve been spending too much money since I moved.
W: I don’t understand.
M: I’ve been drinkinga lot because I work so close to home.
Recent years have seen more and more American university graduates turn to foreign countries for jobs. This year, StanfordUniversity sees 14 percent of its graduates working in foreign countries, 80% more than 1995. The same is true of the University of Chicago, HarvardUniversity and the University of California. Experts differ from each other in their explanations of this trend. Some hold that this is because many posts are now taken by middle-aged people. It will take 20 to 30 years for the young employees to take over important jobs. Others believe that the number of 12 million university graduates each year is too big for the US job market.