Section A

 

1.
W: I heard you've got full marks in the math exam. Congratulations!

M: Thanks, I am sure you also did a good job.

Q: What's the probable relationship between the two speakers?

2.
W: Hi, Tony, how did your experiment go yesterday?

M: Well, it wasn't as easy as I had thought. I had to continue doing it tonight.

Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

3.
M: I hear you are moving into a new apartment soon.

W: Yes. But it's more expensive. My present neighbor plays the piano all night long.

Q: Why is the woman moving?

4.
W: Mr. Johns, your student Bill shows great enthusiasm for musical instruments.

M: I only wish he showed half as much for his English lessons.

Q: What do we learn from the conversation about Bill?

5.
W: Oh dear, I'm starving. I can't walk any further.

M: Let's go to the restaurant across the street and get something to eat.

Q: Where are the two people?

6.
W: Why didn't you make an appointment to see the doctor last week when you first twisted your ankle?

M: The injury didn't seem serious then. I decided to go today. Because my foot still hurts when I put my weight on it.

Q: Why didn't the man see the doctor earlier?

7.
M: I wonder if Sue will be here by 5 o'clock.

W: Her husband said she left home at half past four. She should be here at ten after five, and a quarter past five at the latest.

Q: What time did Sue leave home?

8.
W: When will you be through with your work, John?

M: Who knows. My boss usually finds something for me to do at the last minute.

Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

9.
W: I don't know what I am going to wear to the party. All of my clothes look so old and I can't afford something new.

M: Why don't you wear your black silk dress.

Q: What is the woman going to do?

10.
M: How did you like yesterday's play?

W: Generally speaking, it was quite good. The part of the secretary was played wonderfully. But I think the man who played the boss was too dramatic to be realistic.

Q: How does the woman feel about the man's acting in the play?