1.M:It looks like it'll take us about six hours to drive from here to Chicago.
W:It would be more relaxing to take the train.But I guess we should watch our expenses.
Q:What does the woman imply?
2.M:This heat is unbearable.If only we'd gone to the beach instead.
W:While with the museums and restaurants in Washington,I'd be happy here no matter what the weather is like.
Q:What do we learn from the conversation?
3.W:Did you catch our own Professor Green on TV last night?
M:I almost missed it!But my mother just happened to be watching at home and gave me a call.
Q:What do we know about the man?
4.M:I hear you are thinking about moving back into the dorm next semester.
W:Who told you that?I'd never give up my apartment.
Q:Where does the woman live now?
5.W:I'd really like to go to the concert tonight,but I don't know if I can spare the time.
M:Music always relaxes me.It might be worth it in the long run.
Q:What does the man suggest the woman do?
6.M:I don't know what to do with Jimmy.
This morning I found orange juice spilled all over the kitchen floor.
W:Don't be so hard on him.He's only four.
Q:What does the woman mean?
7.W:Sally asked me to tell you to call her.She said you have her chemistry notes.
M:Oh,my God.I was supposed to give the notes to her yesterday.
Q:Which of the statements is not true?
8.W:I'm amazed that you are still driving that old car of yours.
I thought you would have gotten rid of it years ago.
M:It runs well.And I find the more I use it,the more I like it.
Q:What does the man mean?
9.W:Tom,could I bother you for a moment?I need someone to return this book to the library for me.
W:That's not bother at all.I'm on my way there now.
Q:What will the man probably do next?
10.M:Last Monday when I was at Dr.Smith's office,I spent over an hour in the waiting room.
W:Really?Something must have come up that day.
Q:What do we know about Dr.Smith?
Books are for reading,but man must bring to his reading a desire to learn and a power to absorb.
Reading should be active,not passive.
When students first go to a library,they may be at a loss about what to read with all the different subjects available.
Bacon tells you to"look at weak places in your armour",and shows you how to fill the blanks in your knowledge.
On the other hand,it is no good just trying to fill your mind with knowledge.]Knowledge in itself is often useless.
A mind filled with too much knowledge is like a room too full of furniture;
a man cannot walk about freely in it,or look out the windows.
It is much better to concentrate on a few subjects which interest you and to deal lightly with the others than to march heavily through the whole range of learning.
like a silly tourist going through a museum and not missing a single object.
If you try to master every subject you may become very wise,but you will be very lonely and you will probably lose all your friends.
So you must learn to pick and choose,and you must also learn to look here and there in a library like a camel eating grass on the grassland.
If you watch him eating,you will see that although he is supposed to be one of the most stupid animals in the world,
he has at least one of the qualities of the cultured man,the power to pick and choose.
A student looking for mental food in the library should use the camel as his model.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
11.What's the writer's attitude towards reading?
12.What's the similarity between a camel and a cultured man?
13.Which of the following is true according to the passage?
Scientists have discovered a lake in southwest Florida that is thousands of years old.
eries made there have led scientists to believe this is one of the most important areas for studies of ancient man,animals,and climate in North America.
At the bottom of the lake,they have found bones of now extinct animals that were killed and cooked for food by humans over 12,000 years ago.
A hunting device was discovered___one of the oldest ever found.
This great quantity of human remains and plant and animal fossils gives the scientists a rare chance to study combinations of climate,
and ecology that prepared the way for human survival in America.
The lake is at least 240 feet deep at one point.
It is rich in minerals and contains very little oxygen.
This has helped to preserve specimens in the lake that would usually have been destroyed.
Because several types of animals were found that are now extinct,it raises several questions among scientists..
Did these animals die of natural causes,or were they hunted into extinction by human beings?
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
14.Which of the following was not discovered at the bottom of the lake?
15.Why were the specimens preserved so well in the lake?
16.What does the question at the end of the passage imply?
When I was walking down the street the other day,I happened to notice a small brown leather wallet lying on the sidewalk.
I picked it up and opened it to see if I could find out the owner's name.
There was nothing inside it except some change and an old photograph
a picture of a woman and a young girl about twelve years old,who looked like the woman's daughter.
I put the photograph back and took the wallet to the police station.
That evening I went to have dinner with my aunt and uncle.
They had also invited a young woman so that there would be four people at the table.
Her face was familiar.I was quite sure that we had not met before,but I couldn't remember where I had seen her.
In the course of conversation,however,the young woman happened to mention that she had lost her wallet that afternoon.
All at once I realized where I had seen her.
She was the young girl in the photograph,although she was now much older.
She was very surprised,of course,when I was able to describe her wallet to her.
Then I explained that I had recognized her from the photograph I had found in the wallet.
My uncle insisted on going to the police station immediately to claim the wallet.
As the police sergeant handed it over,he said that is was amazing that I had not only found the wallet,
but also the person who had lost it.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.
17.Why did the speaker open the wallet?
18.What did the speaker do with the wallet?
19.When did the speaker find the owner of the wallet?
20.Who was the owner of the wallet?