A. One is from England and the other is from France.
B. Both of them are from France.
C. They both come from England.
10. What will the man probably do in the end?
A. Go to a talk about Shakespeare by taxi.
B. Go for a walk with the woman.
C. Go to see the play on foot.
11. Why was there dirt on the woman?
A. She had a fall by accident.
B. She was pushed to the floor.
C. She took an underground train.
12. Where was the woman robbed?
A. In the street.B. In the bus.C. On the underground train.
13. Who caught the robber?
A. The conductor.B. A policeman.C. Two passengers.
14. How does the man feel about his interview tomorrow?
A. He is worried about it.
B. He is looking forward to it.
C. He is sure of what to expect.
15. What is the job he wants to get?
A. Salesman.B. Engineer. C. Translator.
16. How will the man go to the interview?
A. By car. B. By bus.C. On foot.
17. What impressed the woman most?
A. The man’s German.
B. The man’s experience.
C. The man’s business skills.
18. Why does a bus move slowly in London?
A. There’s always speed limit.
B. There’s usually a lot of traffic.
C. There’re many bikes on the road.
19. What is one of the disadvantages in taking the underground in London?
A. The stations are farther.B. It costs more money.C. It wastes more time.
20. What is the speaker’s purpose in going to work by bike?
A. To save time and money.B. To keep in good health.C. To keep himself safe.
M: I’m leaving for Beijing tonight. I want to check out. Will you please have the bill ready for me?
W: OK. Wait a minute, please. Here you are.
M: Would you mind turning down the TV a bit? I’m answering the phone.
W: Not at all.
M: You’ve been studying for hours on end. What’s up?
W: This article is totally over my head. Still I have to write a review of it if I want to free up some time for next weekend.
W: Are you going to play tennis with us today?
M: I promised Peter I’d go hiking with him—and I’m really looking forward to it.
W: Jim looks good in that old coat, doesn’t he?
M: I still wish he’d get a new one.
W: What’s the matter? Your bike is in bad shape.
M: It was hit by a car yesterday.
W: Oh, were you hurt?
M: Not in the least, because I wasn’t riding it. The bike was put in front of my house. Both wheels were damaged.
W: It was lucky you were all right.
M: But my weekend has been wasted. I can’t ride it anywhere. The wheels were both damaged.
M: Excuse me, how can I get to the Riverside Theatre?
W: Sorry. I didn’t catch what you said.
M: Please show me where the Riverside Theatre is?
W: Do you speak French? I’m a foreigner here.
M: Oh, wonderful! I come from Paris. Is there a Riverside Theatre?
W: OK. Let me show you. Walk along the river and take the fourth turning on the left and go down until you reach the second traffic light. Turn right at the end of the road, you will see the theatre.
M: Good heavens! What a long way!
W: You can take a taxi if you can’t remember what I told you or if you don’t want to walk a long way.
M: Well, I like walking. It’s a fine day for walking, isn’t it? And Shakespeare’s play is worth such a long day and such a long way!
W: It sounds reasonable. I like Shakespeare!
M: Thank you very much.
W: It’s a pleasure.
M: Hi, Joan. Why are you late today? You are never late for work.
W: No, I never am, but...
M: Wow! Your coat’s got very dirty! Did you fall?
W: Yes, I had a terrible experience on the underground train. Listen to this! A man came up to me and pulled out a knife. He pointed it right at me.
M: Oh, no! Are you all right? Did he hurt you?
W: No, he didn’t hurt me, but he took my handbag away.
M: Then what happened? What did you do?
W: I caught hold of his knife, and he pushed me to the floor.
M: Oh, no! Why did you catch hold of his knife! That’s dangerous.
W: I don’t know. I didn’t think.
M: What did other passengers do? Did they help you?
W: Yes, they did. Two men ran after the robber and held him.
M: Did the police come?
W: Yeah. The conductor called a policeman, and he took the robber to the police station.
M: What a story! Thank God you are all right.
W: Aren’t you going for the job interview tomorrow?
M: That’s right. I have to go at ten o’clock in the morning. I don’t know how to get there, though.
W: I can take you there in my car, if you like.
M: Thanks a lot. That’s a great help. I must say I’m not happy about this interview.
W: Why not? You’re the right person they are looking for. And I know they need engineers.
M: I know, but I haven’t had much experience.
W: I don’t think that matters. Anyway you need the job.
M: Of course I do. But there’s another thing. I don’t think I’m good enough at languages.
W: But your German is really good. I was impressed by the way you talked to the people we met on holiday last year.
M: But I don’t think I speak German well enough for doing business, and my French is terrible.
W: Well, I don’t agree, your languages are good.
M: It’s very nice of you to try to cheer me up, but I still don’t think I’m going to get the job.
W: Well, we’ll just have to wait and see, won’t we?
Today I’d like to tell you something about traveling by bike in London. If you visit London, you’ll see a lot of buses and cars, and also a lot of bikes. It’s very cheap and quick to use a bike. If you take a bus, you often have to wait for half an hour or so. What’s more, the buses move very slowly. The underground is quick but very expensive and often crowded. I used to travel to work by bus. I often arrived at work late, and tired. Then a friend of mine suggested we go to work together by bike. I followed him. Although we went slowly, we always arrived on time. Taking a bus took 50 minutes, while riding a bike took only half an hour. Now I love riding a bike to work. I’ve got a little more money now, and I feel much better.