A. Kate.B. Jack’s brother. C. Kate and Jack’s brother.
7. What is the woman going to do in New York?
A. To visit a relative.
B. To visit a teacher.
C. To visit a friend.
8. What are they talking about in the conversation?
A. Some habits of the British people.
B. Betting on sports and games.
C. Tea production in Britain.
9. How many tea breaks are there in Britain every day?
A. Two. B. Four.C. Three.
10. How much of the world’s tea production do the British consume?
A. 1/2.B. 1/3.C. 1/4.
11. Why did the woman want to talk to the man?
A. She was interested in foreigners.
B. She planned to write about the evening school.
C. She wanted to be able to teach English better.
12. When did the conversation take place?
A. In the morning.B. In the afternoon.C. In the evening.
13. What did the man think that he was poor in talking about his English?
A. Speaking. B. Writing.C. Grammar.
14. What had the two speakers planned to do?
A. To go to the movies.
B. To study for a math exam.
C. To go out for dinner.
15. What does the girl ask the boy to do?
A. To go without her.
B. To call Alice and Bill.
C. To help her with her math.
16. What does the boy think about missing the movie?
A. He doesn’t care.
B. He’s unhappy about missing the movie.
C. He doesn’t want to see it anyway.
17. What will the weather be like in the Northeast of England?
A. Dry and cold.
B. Warm and windy.
C. Misty and rainy.
18. What will the temperature be in Wales?
A. Around six or seven degrees.
B. Around three or four degrees.
C. Around ten or eleven degrees.
19. What will the weather be like in the Midlands?
A. Fine.B. Windy. C. Hot.
20. What will the lowest temperature be in Northern Ireland?
A. Minus four.B. Minus five.C. Minus ten.
W: Is the taxi taken?
M: No. Where are you going?
W: To the Park Apartments. They’re on the 21st Street.
M: I know where they are. Get in.
W: What’s wrong with you?
M: I forgot all about the two o’clock meeting! Tom’s going to kill me.
W: Oh, I can see why you’re sad. It can really be annoying when something important slips your mind.
M: Would you like to have some red wine?
W: No, thanks. I’d rather have tea. I drank some red wine last Friday when we were at my mum’s birthday party. It was too sweet.
M: OK. A tea for you and a beer for me.
W: The cat and the dog seem to get along well together.
M: They don’t fight but they don’t pay attention to each other.
W: Did you understand English newspapers without help from your teacher?
M: Yes, I did quite well, but I had to look up some new words.
M: Hi, Kate. Mind if I join you?
W: Not at all. Have a seat, Jack.
M: Have you got any plans for the weekend?
W: Yeah, I’m really excited. I’m going to New York for a couple of days.
M: Oh, my brother is going there too. Are you driving? Maybe you two could go together.
W: No. I’m going to take the train. I’ve already got my ticket.
M: So, what are you going to do in New York?
W: I’m visiting a friend. Oh, here comes the bus. I’ve got to leave. Bye.
W: Do you know what British people are fond of?
M: I have some ideas. The British people love to bet on things. They mainly bet on horse racing and bingo. Horse racing is a gambling sport while bingo is a betting game.
W: Drinking is another habit of the British people. Most men have the habit of drinking beer, wine and other things.
M: There is another kind of drinking, the drinking of tea. Every day there are two tea breaks, which last fifteen to twenty minutes: one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Some factories have tea rooms for workers.
W: It is no wonder that the British are the biggest tea drinkers in the world, and consume a quarter of the world’s tea.
W: Excuse me, I’m a student of this school during the day. I’m writing a report for the school newspaper. It’s about the evening school. Can I ask you a few questions?
M: OK. There are about ten minutes before my classes begin.
W: Thanks. Well, where are you from? And when did you come to this country?
M: I’m from Russia. I came here with my wife and children last year.
W: Did you know any English before you arrived in Washington?
M: Yes, I did. I learned English in the middle school.
W: How are you getting along with your English now?
M: My reading, writing and grammar are OK, but I have some problems talking to Americans. It seems that they don’t like to talk to people like me.
W: I’m sorry. I know some Americans don’t try to understand foreigners. That’s too bad. Err...Well, do you have a job?
M: Yes, I do. I work in a shop.
W: I see. Well, I have finished my questions. Thank you very much for your help.
M: You are welcome.
W: Aren’t we supposed to go to the movies with Alice and Bill tonight?
M: Yes. I told them we’d meet them at the mall at seven thirty.
W: Well, maybe you shouldn’t have told them we could go tonight. I have all this homework to do.
M: I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. Can I do something to help you?
W: That would be great! Could you help me with these math problems?
M: I think so—if I can remember what I learned in school. It was a long time ago, you know.
Here’s the weather forecast for the next twenty-four hours. I’ll divide the country into four, starting with the Northwest and the Northeast of England. Well, there’ll be some early morning mist, and after that it’ll be mainly dry and sunny, with a temperature of around six or seven. It should stay dry all day, but there’ll be quite a wind.
And now the Southwest and Wales. You can expect some rain in the morning and in the afternoon. There might be some storms, as well, with thunder and lightning. The temperature will be lower than yesterday, around three or four degrees. I don’t think you’ll see much sun. Cloudy all day, I’m afraid.
The Southeast and the Midlands will see the best of today’s weather. It’ll be warmer than yesterday, no wind and sunshine nearly all day, with the temperature around ten or eleven, so it’s quite warm for this time of year.
In Scotland and Northern Ireland, however, there’ll be a heavy rain and maybe some snow during the afternoon, and on the hills the temperature will drop to below freezing, minus four or five, and on the highest spots it may drop to minus ten. And that’s all from me. Thank you for listening.