6. What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
A. Boss and secretary.
B. Fellow travelers.
7. What does the man have to do now?
A. Do the woman’s work.
B. Deal with many e-mails.
C. Work overtime without pay.
8. Where are the two speakers?
A. In a pool.B.In a classroom.C. In a dining room.
9. When does the conversation take place?
A. In the morning.B. In the afternoon.C. In the evening.
10. What will the speakers do after the talk?
A. Go to class.B. Have breakfast.C. Go swimming.
11. When did James Dean first make some advertisements?
A. When he was a preschool boy.
B. After he was married.
C. When he was a teenager.
12. What did James Dean first make the advertisements for?
A.PepsiCola.B. CocaCola.C. Nokia.
13. Why did James Dean only make three movies?
A. He was ill for a long time.
B. He died in a traffic accident.
C. He stopped acting suddenly.
14. What’s the relationship between the two speakers?
A. Schoolmates.B. Workmates.C. Teacher and student.
15. What don’t they do in the club?
A. Take photos.B. Develop films.C. Repair cameras.
16. What day is it probably when the conversation takes place?
A. Tuesday.B. Monday.C. Thursday.
17. In learning a foreign language, how many things are necessary according to the speaker?
A. Five.B. Four.C. Six.
18. Which of the following is NOT mentioned in learning a foreign language?
A. Speaking.B. Reading.C. Translation.
19. Which is suggested as a good way to learn a new language?
A. To learn through use.
B. To learn by heart long lists of words.
C. To study the dictionary.
20. What is mainly discussed in this passage?
A. A good memory is the most important point in learning a language.
B. Grammatical rules are the key to the success of language learning.
C. How to learn a foreign language.
M: Is there anything wrong, madam?
W: There certainly is. This fish is not fit to eat. To startwith, it’s overcooked, and then it’s cold too.
M: I’m sorry about that. I’ll have it changed.
M: That’s my watch alarm. I have an appointment back at the hotel at eleven o’clock.
W: Is it eleven already?
M: No, no. Actually, it’s 10:30. I set the watch half an hour fast.
M: Kate, I thought Lisa’s birthday party was supposed to be at your place.
W: It was, Jack, but my parents decided to come for a visit that week.
M: So where will the party be?
M: At Lily and Jane’s place.
M: What have you called me here for?
W: Can you help me find books for a report I’m doing in history class?
M: Of course. The library can now make a computer search of bibliographic materials on any topic you give us.
M: Hello, Mary, this is John Smith from the bank, is Paul there?
W: Not yet, John. He phoned me from the office 5 minutes ago to say that he was going to look for a birthday present on his way home.
W: Hello, how was your vacation?
M: It was great. A whole week at the seaside, I feel completely relaxed.
W: How I envy you! Do you know what I was doing while you were enjoying life?
M: Working as usual.
W: Yes. And I was also asked to do some of your work.
M: I’m sorry. They should have waited for me to come back.
W: Don’t worry. Go to your desk and you’ll find lots of e-mails waiting for you. Guess you’ve got to work really hard to make up for the lost time.
W: Hey, Bobby, how long have you been here?
M: Oh, hi, Judy. I started swimming this morning at six.
W: Goodness! That’s early! I got here at seven.
M: Do you have any classes right after you finish?
W: No, I don’t go to class until 10:00. How about you?
M: I’ll have a class at 11:00. I usually go out for breakfast after I swim. Would you join me today?
W: Sure, that sounds like fun. Let me finish and I’ll meet you outside.
M: OK, see you then.
W: When was James Dean born?
M: He was born in 1931, in Indiana, I think.
W: And how did he get into acting?
M: Well, he started out as a model, in advertisements.
M: Yeah. He made some advertisements for PepsiCola when he was in his teens.
W: So when did he make his first movie?
M: Let me see. I think that was in 1954. It was called East of Eden. It was great. It’s a classic.
W: Hmm, how many movies did he make altogether?
M: He only made three.
W: Why so few?
M: He was killed in a car crash in 1955.
W: Well, what made him so famous?
M: Well, I think for young people he was a kind of symbol of the times. They took him as a model.
M: Hi, Lucy, you are a member of the photo club, aren’t you?
W: Yes, I am.
M: What do you usually do in the club?
W: We do a lot of things. We take photos. And sometimes, our chemistry teacher shows us how to develop the film and make prints from the negatives.
M: That sounds like fun.
W: And there will be a school photo competition next month. I hope I can win a prize.
M: Wonderful! I want to join your club. When is it open?
W: It opens from 4:00 to 5:30 on Wednesdays and on Thursday afternoons, too. Can you come to the club with me tomorrow?
M: Yes, let’s meet at 3:50.
In order to know a foreign language thoroughly, four things are necessary. Firstly, we must understand the language when we hear it spoken. Secondly, we must be able to speak it ourselves, correctly and directly. Thirdly, we must be able to read the language. And fourthly, we must be able to write it. We must be able to make sentences that are grammatically correct. There is no easy way to success in language learning. A good memory is a great help, but it is not enough only to memorize rules from a grammar book. It is not much use learning by heart the long lists of words and their meanings, studying the dictionary and so on. We must learn to use the language. If we are satisfied with a few rules we have memorized, we are not really learning the language. “Learn through use” is a good piece of advice for those who are studying a new language. Practice is important. We must practice speaking and writing the language whenever we can.