M: Your son seems to have made much progress in playing the piano. Does he attend any piano classes?
W: Yes, he takes lessons twice a week, but from next week on, he will go to the class on Saturday evenings too.
Q: How often will the woman`s son have piano lesson from next week on?
W: Do you mind if I borrow your notes?
M: No, of course not. They are on my desk.
Q: What does the man mean?
W: Would you like to go to the dance with me tonight?
M: I`d love to, but I`m just getting over my cold.
Q: Will the man go dancing with the woman tonight?
W: I`m afraid we are going to miss the 3-o`clock train.
M: Don`t worry. We can get our tickets changed for this evening.
Q: What does the man suggest they should do?
W: Do you enjoy life in Washington?
M: Yes, indeed. I`m planning to move to New York or Boston. Anyway, I`ve never regretted my earlier decision.
Q: Where does the man live now?
W: Could you please tell me if Flight 858 from San Francisco will be on time?
M: Yes, Madam. It should be arriving in about 10 minutes.
Q: Who do you think the woman is talking to?
M: Sorry to trouble you. But is there any possibility of borrowing a blanket? I feel cold.
W: I think we`ve got one. Could you wait until after take-off please?
Q: What is the probable relationship between the two speakers?
W: I heard you caught a cold. How are you feeling today?
M: I can`t complain. At least I`m out of bed.
Q: How is the man today.
W: I wish my hair was longer.
M: Yes, pity you had it cut. If only you`d listened to me.
Q: What can we learn from the dialogue?
W: Has Andrew come back from his trip to Paris?
M: Yes, and he liked it so much that after only two weeks at home, he went back to study French for a year.
Q: What does this conversation tell us about Andrew?
My parents ran a small restaurant. The restaurant was open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And my first job when I was six years old was shining shoes for customers. My duties increased as I grew older. By age ten I was clearing tables and washing plates. My father made it clear that I had to meet certain standards. I had to be on time, hard-working and polite to the customers. I was never paid for any work I did. One day I made a mistake of telling Dad I thought he should give me 10 pounds a week. He said, "Ok, then how about you paying me for the three meals a day when you eat here and for the times you bring in your friends for free drinks." He figured I owed him about 40 pounds a week. This taught me quite a lot.
Questions 11 to 14 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Cambridge is about 90 kilometres northeast of London. It is one of most beautiful places in Britain. Everything about the city of Cambridge reminds you of its famous university: student on bicycles, an atmosphere of learning, traditions and the magnificent buildings of the 30 colleges that are in the University of Cambridge. Most of the colleges stand on the bank of the Cam River a gentle river that flows through the heart of the city. Tourists and students like boating in a kind of flatbottom boat to see the colleges or to relax themselves. If the water traffic reminds the visitor of Venice, the road traffic is more likely to recall Beijing or Amsterdam. The streets are full of bicycles, hundreds and hundreds of them. They provide a cheap form of transport for the students and very conveniently of getting around the Cambridge`s nearer streets.
Questions 15 to 17 are based on passage you have just heard.
Mr. Foster started his publishing business with only one magazine. It was called "World-news". Mostly it had summaries of important week events from around the world. But it always included one or two stories about interesting people. Mr. Foster put these in because he believed all people like to read about other people. Several years ago, Mr. Foster started two other magazines. One was called "Enterprise". It is for business people. And the other was called "Action", for sportsmen. Like "Worldnews", they always have two or three stories about interesting people. Five years ago. Mr. Foster got another idea for a magazine. He wanted this one to have even more stories about people than the others and to have more photographs. This one was named "Faces and Places". From the very beginning, it was a big success.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.