A) The agenda for the board of directors’ meeting.
B) The details of the meeting to be held next week.
C) The reason for the man’s absence from the meeting.
D) The time for the man’s visit to the woman’s company.
A) At a travel agency.
B) At a department store.
C) In a library.
D) In a post office.
A) He cannot hear the woman’s call.
B) He cannot get through to New York.
C) He cannot recall the phone number.
D) He cannot find a public phone nearby.
A) Watch a movie with the woman.
B) Revise his thesis in the office.
C) Do some shopping with Jane.
D) Discuss his thesis with Prof. Hudson.
A) He just cannot work properly without a watch.
B) He has no idea where he can buy a gold watch.
C) He still does not know where he left his watch.
D) He is not sure what went wrong with his watch.
A) He forgot all about what he said.
B) He slipped and hurt his head.
C) He was sorry for being off sick last week.
D) He thought the woman’s car had been sold.
A) She should try to catch an earlier bus.
B) She is absent from his class too often.
C) She is always making excuses for being late.
D) She should come up with a better excuse.
A) He is going to help the woman out.
B) He has to move out of the building soon.
C) He is on his way to see a real estate agent.
D) He will stay with the woman’s brother.
Questions 9 to 11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) From the wanted column.
B) From some of her friends.
C) From a telephone directory.
D) From a television commercial.
A) She received full-time education abroad.
B) She graduated from an open university.
C) She finished her secondary school.
D) She studied in a vocational college.
A) She is a shorthand-typist.
B) She works as a tour guide.
C) She is a policewoman.
D) She teaches an evening class.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) It provides him with career opportunities.
B) It helps enlarge his customer network.
C) It has been off and on for ten years
D) It was interrupted for four years.
A) Individualized service.
B) Traditional setting.
C) Home-made beer.
D) Social games.
A) The quality of beer.
B) The atmosphere.
C) The owner’s attitude.
D) The right location.
A) It is a rather tough job.
B) It is a profitable business.
C) It helps old people kill time.
D) It makes retirees feel useful.
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) It is becoming increasingly popular.
B) It helps the user to escape reality.
C) It gives rise to serious social instability.
D) It hurts a person and those around them.
A) They use drugs just for fun.
B) They take drugs to get high.
C) They use drugs as medicine.
D) They keep drug use a secret.
A) It is quite common in entertainment circles.
B) It is the cause of various social problems.
C) It is hard to get rid of.
D) It is fatal to the user.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) Taking up exercises after recovery.
B) Producing tasty healthy frozen food.
C) Finding new ways to cure heart disease.
D) Going on a diet upon leaving the hospital.
A) It was carefully tested with consumers.
B) It was promoted by health organizations.
C) It was disapproved by many diet experts.
D) It was highly expected by the general public.
A) Competitive price.
B) Low expectations.
C) Vigorous promotion.
D) Unique ingredients.
A) It was suggested by the firm’s vice-president.
B) It matches the food’s dark green packaging.
C) It has a positive implication for consumers.
D) It tricks the elders into impulse purchasing.
Questions 23 to 25 are based on the passage you have just heard.
A) It is practiced in most of the states.
B) It will be abolished sooner or later.
C) It has drawn a lot of criticism from overseas.
D) It has to be approved by the Supreme Court.
A) Whether the practice should be allowed to continue in future.
B) Whether should be a minimum age limit for execution.
C) What type of criminals should receive it.
D) What effect it might have on youngsters.
A) The court sentenced him to life in prison for killing two friends.
B) The governor changed his death sentence to life in prison.
C) He was the first minor to be executed in South Carolina.
D) He was sentenced to death for a crime he committed as a minor.
Some people borrow money and “forget” to pay it back.
Large loans are seldom the issue; they are usually treated as business __26__ , with the terms spelled out on paper. But many women suffer __27__ over problems like Carol’s ” My friend Ginny is always __28__ cash,” she says. “I hate to recall how often I’ve ‘ loaned’ her a dollar or two for a drink or a movie. Each loan is so small I’d feel really cheap making a big deal out of it; still. I do __29__ the fact that she never pays me back. ”
Carol admits to being “too __30__ or something” to demand repayment, but she has resolved to stop lending money to Ginny. ” The last time she asked for five dollars to pay for her dry cleaning, I just told her I couldn’t __31__ it. ”
Another woman suggests a bolder __32__ . ” When somebody refuses to repay a loan, I __33__ by requesting one myself,” she says. I left home without my wallet,’ I’ll say. ‘ Can you lend me enough to cover lunch?’ Then, when the money is safely in hand, I am struck by a sudden __34__ . ‘ Why, this is exactly the amount I loaned you last week! How __35__ ! Now you won’t have to repay me!”‘ She says it …
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