1.W:I think I'll take my mother to that French restaurant on Main Street for her birthda
M:I hope it's not any time soon.They are usually booked up weeks in advanc
Q:What does the man mean?
2.M:Did you notice that Mark shaved off his beard over the summer.
W:Notice?I didn't recognize him.
Q:What does the woman say about Mark?
3.W:Is there a weight limit to the luggage a passenger can carry on the train?
M:Yes.But yours is only 15 kilograms,5 kilograms less than that limit.
Q:What is the weight limit to the luggage one passenger can carry on the plane?
4.W:I wish I hadn't thrown away that list of books.
M:I thought you might,so I took it from the waste paper basket.
It's right here in my pocket.
Q:What do we learn about the list?
5.W:I'm really looking forward to the picnic tomorrow.
M:If we are lucky,we'll have some sun this year for a change.
Q:What does the man imply?
6.M:It's a pity that I missed the modern art exhibition at the museum.
W:You might well try to catch it when it opens in New York next month.
Q:What does the woman suggest that the man do?
7.M:Hey.There's a program on the radio tonight at seven you might like.It's about parrots.
W:I have heared about it.But you are right ,I am interesting in it.
Q:What will the woman probably do?
8.M:I thought you were going to call me last night about the train schedule.
W:Sorry.I would have.But Harry and Jack stopped by and stayed past midnight.
Q:What does the woman mean?
9.W:Gosh!Fred,another cup of coffee?That's your third since lunch.
M:Yeah,Well,I stayed up all night working for my English exam.
I couldn't keep my eyes open in my last class.
I'm having this coffee so I can stay awake this afternoon.
Q:Why is the man drinking so much coffee?
10.M:What's up with Donald?I've never seen him so happy.
W:His supervisor gave performance evaluations this morning.
Q:What can be inferred about Donald?
Started in 1636,Harvard University is the oldest of all the colleges and universities in the United States.Yale,Princeton,and Dartmouth were opened soon after Harvard.
They were all started before the American Revolution made the thirteen colonies into states.In the early years,these schools were much alike.Only young men attended college.
All the students studied the same subjects and everyone learned Latin and Greek.Little was known about science then,and one kind of school could teach everything that was known about the world.When the students graduated,most of them became ministers or teachers .In 1782,Harvard started a medical school for young men who wanted to become doctors.Later,lawyers could receive their training in Harvard Law School.In 1825,Harvard began teaching modern languages,such as French and German,as well as Latin and Greek.
Soon it began teaching American history.As knowledge increased,Harvard and other colleges began to teach many new subjects.Students were allowed to choose the subjects that interested them.Special colleges for women were started.New state universities began to teach such subjects as farming,engineering and business.Today,there are many different kinds of colleges and universities.Most of them are divided into smaller schools that deal with special fields of learning.There is so much to learn that one kind of school cannot offer it all.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.What is this passage talking about on the whole?
12.When did Harvard start a medical school?
]13.What foreign languages did Harvard teach in 1825?
14.What can be inferred from the passage?
You may not realize that fog is simply a cloud that touches the ground.Like any cloud it is composed of tiny droplets of water,or in rare cases,of ice crystals that form an ice fog.Ice fogs usually occur only in extremely cold climates,because water droplets are so tiny they don't become solid until the air temperature is far below freezing,generally 30 degrees below zero Celsius or lower.The droplets of fogs are nearly spherical.The transparency of fog depends mainly on the concentration of droplets.The more droplets,the denser the fog is.Since water is 800 times denser than air,investigators were puzzled for a long time as to why the water particles in fog didn't simply fall to the ground,making the fog disappear.It turns out the droplets do fall at a predictable rate,but in fog_creating conditions,they are either supported by rising air currents or continually replaced by new droplets condensing from the water vapor in the air.
Questions 15 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
15.What is the main topic of the passage?
16.How are fog and clouds related according to the speaker?
17.Which of the following statements is true?
It was Anna's first experience of flying.She had always been afraid of heights and so was prepared to be frightened.Only the fact that she was going to meet her son who she had not seen for three years had given her the courage to make the flight.She sat in her seat,her hands gripping the arms,her seat belt already fastened.The airhostess was talking,telling everyone what to do in case of emergency showing them where their life_jackets were.The plane was crowded,every seat was full.From her window seat,getting out in a hurry would be impossible,thought Anna.In any case who would want to get out of a plane in mid_air?The engines began to shake___the noise increased till it was like a great rushing wind.She looked out to see the runaway slip past at astonishing speed.She wanted to cry out___to stop the plane before it left the ground,but she knew she was trapped in this great roaring machine,"I mustn't scream,"she told herself,and put her hands over her eyes.There was a strange feeling as if she were going up in a lift.The noise died down.Carefully she opened her eyes.Through the window she saw a great carpet of cloud above,so beautiful that she stared in wonder,hardly turning away from the window till they touched down."Well,Mother,"said John,"how did you enjoy your first flight?"
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
18.Whom was Anna going to meet?
19.What did Anna do when the engines began to shake?
20.What did Anna see when she opened her eyes?