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M: Wow. That's a big assignment we got for the English class.

W: Well. It's not as bad as it looks. It isn't due until Thursday morning.

Q: What does the woman mean?

A) The assignment looks easy but actually it's quite difficult.

B) The assignment is too difficult for them to complete on time.

C) They cannot finish the assignment until Thursday.

D) They have plenty of time to work on the assignment.

W: Did you find the book for your reading assignment in the library?

M: It closed before I got there. I had no idea it closes so early on weekends.

Q: What does the man mean?

A) He didn't get the book he needed.

B) He had no idea where the book was.

C) The library is closed on weekends.

D) He was not allowed to check out the book.

W: Mr. Long's briefing seemed to go on forever. I was barely able to stay awake.

M: How could you sleep through that? It was very important to the mission we are going to carry out.

Q: What does the man imply?

A) Mr. Long's briefing was unnecessarily long.

B) The woman should have been more attentive.

C) Mr. Long's briefing was not relevant to the mission.

D) The woman needn't have attended the briefing.

M: I'd better read one of the articles for our political science class.

W: You can't read just one. They say each presents a different theory.

Q: What does the woman tell the man he must do?

A) Read an article on political science.

B) Present a different theory to the class.

C) Read more than one article.

D) Choose a better article to read.

W: Professor White's presentation seemed to go on forever. I was barely able to stay awake.

M: How could you sleep through it? It was one of the best that I have ever heard on this topic.

Q: What does the man think of Professor White's presentation?

A) He finds the presentation hard to follow.

B) He speaks highly of the presentation.

C) He considers the presentation very dull.

D) He thinks Professor White has chosen an interesting topic.

M: How are you getting on with your essay, Mary? I'm having a real hard time with mine.

W: After two sleepless nights, I'm finally through with it.

Q: What do we learn from this conversation?

A) The man thought the essay was easy.

B) They both had a hard time writing the essay.

C) The woman thought the essay was easy.

D) Neither of them has finished the assignment yet.