1. M: take a look at this cater. Maybe we can find some gifts for Jean’s newhouse。
W: Ok, but remember we can afford a lot。
Q: what does the woman mean?
2. W： I amabsolutely going nowhere about this statistics。
M: How about going through them with you?
Q: what does the man mean?
3. M: are you just starting the record, aren’t you ? Let’s begin on Page 55.
W: Sorry. I am afraid I can begin right now。
Q: What mean from the conversation?
4. W: remember. Carl’s arriving is at 226
W: thanks to reminding me. I thought it would be sometime in July。
Q: what are the speakers talking about?
5. M： please excuseme for not attending the meeting yesterday. I am afraid I forgot to check theschedule。
W: that’s all right. We have to rearrange the meeting at weekend. Andeverything went wrong。
Q：what does itmean from the conversation。
6. W: I didn’t fall sleep at least to 5 tomorrow。
Q: what do we learn from the conversation?
7. ,M: I got some bad news today. The star we are in is going to fall
W: I am going to let you go。
Q: What does the woman want to know?
8 W: what’s wrong? You smell like a fish。
Q: what’s man mean?
Bodylanguage, especially gestures, varies among cultures. For example, a node ofthe head means “yes” to most of us. But in Bulgaria and Greece a nodemeans “no” and a shake of the head means “yes”. Likewise, a signfor OK, forming a circle with our forefinger and thumb, means zero in Franceand money in Japan. Waving or pointing to an Arab business person would beconsidered rude because that is how Arabs call their dogs over. Folded armssignal pride in Finland, but disrespect in Fiji. The number of bows that theJapanese exchange on greeting each other, as well as the length and the depthof the bows, signals the social status each party feels towards each other.Italians might think your bored unless you use a lot of gestures duringdiscussions. Many American men sit with their legs crossed with one ankleresting over the opposite knee. However, this would be considered an insult inMuslim countries, where one will never show the sole of the foot to a gust.Likewise, Americans consider eye contact very important, often not trustingsomeone who is afraid to look at you in the eye. But in Japan and many LatinAmerican countries, keeping the eyes lowered is a sign of respect. To lookapart in the eye is considered a sign of ill breeding and is felt to beannoying.
Q16:What gesture do Bulgarians and Greeks use to express negative responses?
Q17:What is likely to offend Arab business people?
Q18:What is considered impolite in Muslim countries?