W: I`m really angry at John. He ever listens to me.
M: Take it easy, Alen. Things will work out.
Q: What does the man advise Alen to do?
M: Linda is very quiet. But her brother talks too much.
W: Yes, you are right and he isn`t friendly either.
Q: What`s their opinion of Linda`s brother?
W: When can the doctor see me?
M: He won`t be free until tomorrow.
Q: What does the man mean?
M: It was the third time Rodger had phoned me to say he had a new job.
W: It`s difficult to keep a young man in one job for life nowadays.
Q: What does the woman mean?
M: Did you mind coming back by coach instead of by train?
W: No, we didn`t mind at all. It took a lot longer, but it was very comfortable and it was much cheaper.
Q: How did the woman feel about coming back by coach?
W: Would you like some fruit juice?
M: No, thank you. I`m not used to cold drinks in the morning.
Q: What are the two speakers doing now?
M: I hope you will spend Christmas with us. We`ll have a big party on Christmas Eve.
W: I`d love to, but Jack and I are going to Australia. We`ll send you postcards from there.
Q: What do we learn from this conversation?
M: Charles enjoyed his two-week drive through South China.
W: Yes, he said that he saw much more than he would have traveling by bus or train.
Q: How did Charles travel?
W: Do you know what time the post office closes on Sundays?
M: Four, isn`t it?
Q: What does the man say about the post office?
W: I suppose you have been buying Christmas gifts for your family.
M: I bought tennis shoes for my son, but I haven`t decided what to buy for my wife. Probably some clothes or classical music records.
Q: What has the man bought for his wife?
A couple of months ago, I went to a department store to buy a few things for the house. I needed a set of curtains for the living room, two table lamps, a rug and several cushions. I asked them to deliver the things as soon as possible, but they said that they were unable to send them out until 20 days later. After about 3 weeks, I received only the curtains and table lamps. I was a little disappointed when I didn`t receive all the items I had bought. But nevertheless, I was eager to see what the curtains and lamps looked like. I first opened the package with the curtains. I had bought a lovely light blue, and instead they had sent me a horrible dark purple. Well, you can just imagine how angry I was. Then I opened the boxes with the lamps. They were exactly what I`d ordered. But one of the lamp shapes was damaged. The next thing I did was to telephone them to complain. They promised to come to pick them up immediately and also to replace them with the correct order. It has been two weeks since my complaint. They have neither picked up the wrong items nor sent me the rest of my order.
Questions 11 to 13 are based on the passage you have just heard.
In the high mountain country outside the city of Toluker, there stands a prison. This prison is quite different from other prisons in the world. The guards, except for two at the main gate, are not armed. There are many remarkable things about Toluker prison. For example, of the 15,000 individuals who have been in prison at Toluker, less than two percent have got into trouble again with the law. Men in the open prison are free to find work on the outside but must go back to prison each night. On weekends they are allowed to go home. When most other prisons are still sending criminals back into society. Toluker is returning people who stand on their own feet and contribute to society. In 1974, a prisoner called Barb Crook moved to the open prison. A year later, he left Toluker for the last time. He was then nearly forty six and had been in prison for fourteen years. He got a job as construction worker in the city, remarried and was regarded as a useful person of his community. If you ask Bob why Toluker works, he would say "Because they believed in me when I was at my worst."
Questions 14 to 17 are based on the passage you have just heard.
Sports and games are very useful for character training. In their lessons at school, boys and girls may learn about such virtues as unselfishness, courage, discipline and love of one`s country. But what is learned in books cannot have the same deep effect on a child`s character as what is learned by experience. As most of the pupils` time is spent in classes studying lessons, the ordinary day school can`t give much practical training for their lives in the future. So it is what the pupils do is the spare time that really prepares them to take their places in society as citizens when they grow up. If each of them learns to work for his team, and not for himself on the football field, he will later find it natural to work for the good of his country instead of only for his own benefit.
Questions 18 to 20 are based on the passage you have just heard.