M: If there is any sport less interesting than baseball I don't know what it is.
W: Yes, it's even duller than basketball.
Q: What conclusion can we draw from this conversation?
W: Does the book have a happy ending?
M: It was hard to tell whether the hero was going to die in the war or come home and marry his childhood sweetheart.
Q: What did the man say about the end of the book?
W: I have never seen you have such confidence before an exam.
M: It's more than confidence. Right now I feel that if I get less than an A, It'll be the fault of the exam not me.
Q: What's the man's attitude towards the examination?
W: Winter is pretty cold here, don't you think?
M: But I'm used to cold weather. I'm from Chicago, you know. It can be very cold in winter there. But my wife doesn't quite like the weather here. She's from Los Angeles. It's much warmer there in winter.
Q: What do they think of the weather there?
W: What are your major crops?
M: We mainly grow vegetables. Only a small part of the land is used for growing wheat and maize.
Q: What are they talking about?
W: I find sentence structure especially difficult in learning English.
M: Well, to solve this problem, it's necessary to have a good idea of verb patterns. That's to say, when you learn a verb, you must know what comes after it. Some verbs take an infinitive object. Some are followed by a complex object.
Q: According to the man, how can she solve her problem?
M: How are you getting on with your Chinese study?
W: Well, my pronunciation and intonation aren't very good. People have difficulty in understanding me. Besides, I don't speak well. When I speak, I make a lot of mistakes.
Q: What's the woman's problem?
M: Look here, Nora, I'm tired of lying here with nothing to do. I hate doing nothing.
W: Don't be silly, Harry. You've got a temperature, and staying in bed is the only sensible thing to do. Now just be quiet, and stop preventing me from doing my housework.
Q: What's wrong with Harry?
M: Well, Jane, how are you enjoying life in the country?
W: I'm getting used to it, David, but it's certainly a change. There's not much to do here, and there was always plenty to do in London.
Q: What do we know about her life in London?
M: Tara is really enthusiastic about her singing class, isn't she?
W: Yes, she used to take lessons only one day a week, but now she goes every other day after school: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Q: Which day is Tara free from singing class?