W: Mike, before I go out, could you go over the shopping list and if there`s anything else you need?
M: Yes, that`s about everything. Now you`re sure you don`t mind going?
Q: What is the woman probably going to do?
M: Could you describe the two people who robbed the bank?
W: Well, the man was tall with dark hair and he was wearing a black sweater. The main thing that I remembered about the woman was that she did most of the talking.
Q: What do you learn from this conversation?
M: It`s a perfect day for staying inside.
W: This rain hasn`t let up for 2 weeks. I`m going crazy.
Q: What are they talking about?
W: John`s been dismissed for stealing.
M: There must be some mistake.
Q: What can be concluded from the conversation?
W: What are you going to do this afternoon?
M: I told Frank I`d help him work on his car.
Q: What did the man plant to do?
M: What did you major in besides English?
W: I majored in education, too.
Q: What did the woman major in?
M: I don`t remember it being this small. I had the impression that the room was a lot bigger.
W: So did I. But it`ll be Ok once we get the furniture in.
Q: How does the woman feel about the room?
M: I would like to move to the suburbs, but I don`t have enough money to pay the high taxis.
W: I wish you could. It`s nice to live there.
Q: Why isn`t the man moving to the suburbs?
W: Jack, would you like to go to the club with us tomorrow night?
M: I wish I could, but I have to work on my term paper.
Q: Is Jack going to the club?
W: Did you watch the game yesterday?
M: I wanted to do, but Marie was watching a movie on Channel 5, so I watched it with her. You know Marie, she can`t stand football.
Q: Why didn`t the man watch the game?
Fred telephoned his wife. "I`ve managed to get free tickets for the theatre tonight." he told her. "Meet me at the office. We`ll have something to eat and then go on to the theatre." Fred`s wife was delighted. It was quite a while since they had been to the theatre which she liked very much. She met her husband as they had arranged. They had dinner and got to the theatre in good time. At the entrance, Fred took out his wallet to get the tickets. "It`s very strange." he said, "They aren`t here." "try your pockets." suggested his wife. But the tickets weren`t there either. Then Fred looked very upset. "What`s the matter?" asked his wife. "Well," Fred explained, "I remember what I did with the tickets. I put them in my briefcase. But because I wasn`t coming home. I left it in the office."
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Villages in developing countries often lack many things. Books, clean water, electricity. These shortages are easy to see. But a different kind of shortage is not easy to see. That is a shortage of experts. Many villages have no doctors, engineers or scientists. They have no one who knows how to treat unusual medical problems or design a new expert system. There`s a way to ease these problems. They can do it with computers. In the past few years, computer scientists around the world have developed what they call expert systems. An expert system is a special kind of computer program. In some situations, it can take the place of a human expert. For example, an expert in medical system can help care for a sick person. A question appears on the computer screen, "Is the person hot?" You tell the computer either yes or no. The computer asks other questions. "Has the person lost any blood?" "Can the person move normally?" You answer. The computer continues to ask questions until it has enough information to make a decision. Then it tells what medicine or other treatment is needed. In this way the expert system takes the place of a doctor. Another kind of expert system takes the place of an engineer. It measures the flow of water in a river. It tells if a dam can be built on the river. It also tells how much electricity can be produced. Still other kinds of expert systems help solve problems for farmers and owners of small businesses.
Questions 14 to 16 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Last summer I visited Mexico City to see the ancient art in the museums there. I was surprised at how well I managed to get around even though I don`t speak a word of Spanish. You just have to be able to make the right decision in a talk situation. The manager of my hotel gave me a map of the city and told me that the best way to get to the museum was by subway. I didn`t know where the nearest subway was. But I was sure I would find it if I walked a little. After an hour I was still walking. I was completely lost. Just then a policeman came over and showed me the nearest station. I looked at the subway map and wall and didn`t know which line to take. In fact I wasn`t shown which station I was in. Most people would give up in that situation but not me. After I thought it over, I knew exactly what to do. I went upstairs and took a taxi.
Questions 17 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.