English Weekly CET-4 Listening Practice
Part III Listening Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 short conversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one or more questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and the questions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause. During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A), B), C) and D), and decide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 2 with a single line through the centre.
M: My leg is still hurting from the fall I had in the basketball match last week. I wonder if I should visit a doctor.
W: Well, it could be due to muscle injuries. To play it safe, I think you should.
Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?
M: Thomas is always late when we have a meeting. Maybe one of us should give him a ring each time.
W: That’s really annoying. But I’ll volunteer.
Q: What will the woman probably do?
M: The restaurant doesn’t seem to be making ends meet this year. Don’t you think so?
W: Yes, but there’s no competitor along this street. So it’s probably worthwhile to keep it running.
Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?
M: Would you like to drink another cup of tea?
W: I’d be overdoing it if I had one more.
Q: What does the woman mean?
M: Will you be able to give me the report by tomorrow?
W: Well, it still takes time to estimate the budget. But hopefully I will pull everything together.
Q: What does the woman imply?
M: Oh, my god, the soup dried up so fast!
W: I told you not to keep the heat on high, didn’t I?
Q: What did the woman suggest that the man do?
M: That’s an awfully bad color for the bedroom.
W: Well, that’s the color Tommy and Alice insisted on. You know how hard it is for them to make the same decision.
Q: What does the woman imply about Tommy and Alice?
M: The novel’s been selling like hot cakes since it was launched last month.
W: I understand they will be running a second print soon.
Q: What can be inferred about the book?
Now you’ll hear two long conversations.
M: Hi Janice, please come in and take a seat.
W: Well, you would like to check the progress of the website-design, right?
M: Yes, but it seems that we’ve got some problems with the BBS. The part-time web designer was not as good as what we had thought before. She informed us just now that she could not complete this task.
W: Well, didn’t you talk with her about what she should do at the beginning?
M: Not really. She was recommended by Jason and from what he told me, she sounded to be pretty qualified to do the job. I’m not asking for a terrific web design but to build up a structure with all the basic elements of web design.
W: Did you ask her why she wasn’t frank with you in the beginning if she couldn’t do the BBS？
M: I did. But she said it was a communication problem.
W: So now what do you plan to do since she got the job half done?
M: On one side, I will not pay her full fees since she wasn’t honest with me in the beginning. On the other side, I have to search around for another guy to complete the job.
W: Agreed. That should also teach her a lesson. For us, I think we had better turn to our Part-time Job Center for help. There, we can get a professional to work at it.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. Why hasn’t the website been completed?
20. What was the website designer not honest about?
21. How did the man deal with the dishonest website designer?
22. What does the woman suggest about the following steps to be taken?
M: Look at all the equipment here. They must be used for some kind of sport.
W: You are right. They are for climbing mountains. Have you ever tried that before?
M: No, never, have you?
W: Almost for two years.
M: Two years? Wow! What was it like the first time?
W: Well, you’ve got to take it step by step even though you are anxious to do certain indoor practice at first.
M: Isn’t it a bit dangerous? I heard that a 20-year-old colleague student lost his life when climbing the cliff the other day.
W: Yes, it does happen from time to time, most often by people who just try when they are not yet ready for any risk.
M: Are there any climbing clubs for freshmen to join then?
W: Yes, for sure. But you need time to pick out the best one. Nowadays, too many of these climbing clubs are too eager to initiate trips without checking properly the skill levels of the climbers.
M: Well, anyway, Katrina, thanks for your kind suggestion. I have to leave for class now.
W: My pleasure. See you then.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
23. Where did the conversation probably take place?
24. According to the woman, why do most climbing accidents occur?
25. What is important for freshmen to do before climbing?