A: I don’t know what to do. I have to drive toChicago next Friday for my cousin’s wedding but I’ve got a psychology test toprepare for。
B: Why don’t you record your notes so that you canstudy on the way?
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
A: Professor Right, you may have to find anotherstudent to play this role. The lines are so long and I simply can’t rememberthem all。
B: Look, Tony. It’s still a long time before thefirst show. I don’t expect you to know all the lines yet. Just keep practicing。
Q: what do we learn from the conversation?
A: Hello. This is Doctor Martin from the EmergencyDepartment. I have a male patient with a fractured ankle。
B: Oh, we have one bed available in Ward 3. Sendhim here and I’ll take care of him。
Q: What are the speakers talking about?
A: Since Simon will graduate this May, the schoolpaper needs a new editor. So if you are interested, I will be happy to nominateyou。
B: Thanks for considering me, but the baseballteam is starting up a new season and I’m afraid I’d have a lot on my hands。
Q: What does the man mean?
A: Have you heard the news that James Mill hasresigned his post as Prime Minster?
B: Well, I got it from the headlines this morning.It’s reported that he made pubic his decision at the last cabinet meeting。
Q: What do we learn about James Mill?
A: The morning paper says the space shuttle istaking off at 10 am tomorrow。
B: Yeah, it’s just another one of this year’sroutine missions. The first mission was undertaken a decade ago and broadcastlive then worldwide。
Q: What can we infer from this conversation?
A: We do a lot of camping in the mountains. What wouldyou recommend for two people?
B: You’d probably be better off with the four-wheeldrive vehicle. We have several off-road trucks in stock, both new and used。
Q: Where does this conversation most probably takeplace?
A: I hear you did some stereo shopping this pastweekend。
B: yeah, the speakers from my old stereo finallygave out and there was no way to repair them。
Q: What did the man do over the weekend?
A: Now, could you tell me where the idea for thebusiness first came from?
B: Well, the original shop was opened by a retiredprinter by the name of Cruby. Mr Cruby, being left-handed himself, thought ofthe idea of trying to promote a few products for lefthanders。
A: and how did he then go about actually settingup the business?
B: Well, he looked for any left-handed productsthat might already be on the market, which were very few and then contactedmanufactures with the idea of having products produced for him, mainly in thescissor range to start with。
A: Right. So you do commission some part of yourstock?
B: Yes, very much so. About 75% of our stock is speciallymade for us。
A: And the rest of it?
B: The rest of it now, some 25, 30 years after MrCruby’s initial efforts, there are more left-handed products actually on themarket and manufactures are now beginning to see that there is a market forleft-handed products。
A: And what’s the range of your stock?
B: The range consists of a variety of scissors,from children scissors to scissors for tailors, hairdressers, etc. We also havea large range of kitchenware。
A: What’s the competition like? Do you have quitea lot of competition?
B: There are other people in the business now as specialists,but only as Mellorder outlets. But we have a shop here in central London plus ourMellorder outlet. And we are, without any doubt, the largest supplier ofleft-handed items。
Questions 19 to 21 are based on the conversationyou have just heard。
19: What kind of business is the man engaged in?
20: what does the man say about his stock ofproducts?
21: What does the man say about other people inhis line of business?