A. A job as a salesman.B. Teaching.C. A job with more money.
7. What can we know about Boswell?
A. People there are warm-hearted.
B. It is half the size of Highland Park.
C. It offers a better education.
8. What’s the probable relationship between Jack and Mary?
A. Friends.B. Husband and wife. C. Boss and secretary.
9. What is the man’s job?
A. Student. B. Cook.C. Waiter.
10. Why did the woman get the attention of the man?
A. Because something was wrong.
B. Because she wanted to pay her bill.
C. Because she needed to be seated.
11. At the end of the conversation, how does the woman feel?
A. Angry.B. Pleased.C. Disappointed.
12. What’s wrong with Mr. Wonder’s trousers?
A. A dirty spot on the pants.
B. A button is loose on the pants.
C. Some stains on the pants.
13. What does the woman get from the man?
A. Trousers, pants and a vest.
B. Pants and a vest.
C. Pants, slippers and a vest.
14. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. At a laundry shop.
B. At a clothing mending shop.
C. At a clothing shop.
15. What is Greg Sonders?
A. A college official.
B. A student from BrownCollege.
C. A boss from a company.
16. What does Greg want to know?
A. Mary’s grade point average.
B. Mary’s test scores.
C. If Mary is interested in college sports.
17. What sport is Mary probably best at?
A. Volleyball. B. Basketball.C. Baseball.
18. What problem did the sculptor Rodin have when he was young?
A. He had a mental problem.
B. He had no good ideas.
C. He couldn’t learn to read and write.
19. Which of the following is NOT true about young Thomas Edison?
A. His teacher said he was stupid.
B. He always went to school on foot.
C. He was sure of himself.
20. What point is this speech trying to tell us?
A. You should believe in yourself.
B. Boys with difficulty in learning will grow out of it.
C. What your teachers/parents say is not necessarily right.
M: Good morning, Madam. What can I do for you?
W: Good morning. How much should I pay for these books to be sent to New York?
W: How will you go to Los Angeles? Will you fly?
M: I’d planned to, but George decided to drive and invited me to join him. It will take us a whole day.
W: Where are you going?
M: I’m going to Hong Kong for sightseeing.
W: Aren’t you afraid of SARS? It’s so serious and many people died from it in Hong Kong.
W: This box is really too heavy for me to carry.
M: Why don’t you let me give you a hand?
W: I certainly hope the library will be open this Saturday.
M: The sign says library hours! Weekdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; on Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..
M: Hello, Mary. Is it true that you’re going to leave us?
W: Maybe, but it still depends on Jack. If he gets that job, then we’ll have to move to Boswell.
M: You’re going to miss Highland Park, aren’t you?
W: Oh, definitely. But it’s a much greater opportunity for Jack. His salary will be much higher. Also, there are better schools for the children. The town itself isn’t half as nice as Highland Park, though.
M: Are you going to stop working?
W: I may get a job as a teacher. There’s a new high school in Boswell, and they’re looking for teachers.
W: Excuse me, waiter, but I think there is something in my soup.
M: What’s wrong?
W: Well, I think I saw an insect or something when I was spooning out the noodles. Could you please bring me another bowl?
M: Oh, I’m very sorry. I’ll get you another bowl.
W: Thank you.
M: Here you are, a fresh bowl of soup.
W: Thanks a lot.
M: I’m very sorry this happened. I’ll tell you what: I won’t charge you for the soup today.
W: That’s great. I can use a free lunch.
M: Good. I hope you come again.
W: I’ll do that. Thanks.
W: Er...What’s your name again, please? Could you spell it out? I’ll write it down.
M: W—O—N—D—E—R, Wonder. Did you get it this time?
W: Yes, sir. Mr. Wonder. Is that correct?
M: Yes. By the way there is a stain on my trousers. Can you remove it?
W: Let me see. This one on the pants? Yes, I believe we can get this spot out all right.
M: And one button on the vest is loose. Could you sew it on tightly?
W: OK, sir. Here’s your slip, sir.
M: Good. And when can I get my laundry back?
W: Are you in a hurry for it?
M: Yes, since I expect to check out tomorrow morning. I want it ready by 10 tomorrow at the latest.
W: My goodness, you certainly are in a hurry. But don’t worry. We’ll do our best and have it ready before you leave.
M: Thank goodness! I’llbe back at about 10:30 tomorrow morning, then.
W: All right, sir.
M: Hi, can I talk to Mary, please?
W: This is Mary. Who’s that speaking?
M: Hi, Mary. This is Greg Sonders from BrownCollege.
W: How can I help you, Mr. Sonders?
M: Well, your papers mention your impressive grade point average. And your test scores meet our admission standards. But we’d like to know if you’d be interested in college sports.
W: Definitely! I wrote on my application that I played highschool basketball. In fact, I hold my school’s alltime record for points scored in a game.
M: Great! Do you play any other sports?
W: I also play volleyball.
M: Great! Well, you’ve certainly made an impression on us. We’ll let you know our decision soon.
Did you know that Albert Einstein could not speak until he was four years old, and did not read until he was seven? His parents and teachers worried about his mental ability.
Beethoven’s music teacher said about him, “As a composer he is hopeless.” What if this young boy believed it?
When Thomas Edison was a young boy, his teachers said he was so stupid that he could never learn anything. He once said, “I remember I was always at the foot of my class. My father thought I was stupid.” What if young Thomas believed what they said about him?
When the sculptor Auguste Rodin was young he had difficulty learning to read and write. His father said of him, “I have an idiot for a son.” His uncle agreed. “He’s uneducable,” he said. What if Rodin had doubted his ability?
Walt Disney was once fired by a newspaper editor because he was thought to have no “good ideas”.
What if these people had listened and become discouraged?
What would our world be without the music of Beethoven, the art of Rodin or the ideas of Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison?
You have great potential. When you believe in all you can be, rather than all you cannot become, you will find your place on earth.