1.W: Hello, may I help you?
M: Yes, we would like to check into our room.
Q: Where does the conversation most probably take place?
2.W: Come on, John! Relax! What can go wrong?
M: At my first job interview? Plenty.
Q: How does the man feel?
3.M: Good morning, madam, what can I do for you?
W: Well, someone at the hotel suggested I come here to buy a coat.
Q: What’s the probable relationship between the two speakers?
4.W: I gave Dave 300 dollars for his sponsored concert.
M: 300 dollars? Sandy, you must be mad! I wish I had 300 dollars to throw round like that.
Q: What does the man mean?
5.M: Shall I come and take you to the railway station?
W: No, thanks, I’ll manage. It’s not far any way.
Q: What can we learn about the woman?
6. W: How many children have you got?
M: Two. John’s five and Clair’s four. And there’s another one on the way.
Q: How many children will the man most probably have?
7. W: Do you know how I can stop drinking too much coffee?
M: No, but I wish I did. I spend too much money at cafe’s.
Q: What can we learn from the conversation?
8. W: Could you give me a hand moving this cupboard, please?
M: Well, I’d rather not if you don’t mind. I’m not feeling well today.
Q: What does the man mean?
9. M: Tom’ s house is a mess! Doesn’t he ever clean it?
W: I guess he just has too much ails on his mind with that new job.
Q: What can we learn about Tom?
10.M: I didn’t have any trouble in finding accommodation in Britain.
W: According to my experience, it sounds too good to be true.
Q: what does the woman mean?
Well, I own a small data processing company, in which I employ about eight to ten workers. And the point I want to make has to do with trust. I know it’s possible to force people to be 100% efficient. But I think when you do that, you lose confidence and trust. I let my employees use our equipment and make personal phone calls. They are more than welcome to decide what is right and wrong. Because I think you can’t run a company by just giving orders to robots and watching them like big brother, right? I think you have to trust people and give them a little freedom. And also, as far as phone calls and all that go, I want my people to call home and check on their children and know their children are safe and sound. As a result, I have devoted employees who are willing to go that extra mile and I can honestly say they show up to work smiling. So I get more satisfaction and rewards by trusting my employees than by suspecting them of doing something wrong.
11. Which of the following does the speaker allow his employees to do?
12. What result does the speaker expect to see under his management?
13. What does the speaker consider important in running a small company?
Questions14-16 are based on the following passage：
The roots of Canadian English can be found in the events which followed the American revolution of 1776. Those who had supported Britain found themselves unable to stay in the new United States, and most went to Canada. They were soon followed by many thousands who were attracted by the cheapness of land. Within 50 years, the population of upper Canada had reached 100 thousand, mainly people from the United States. In the east, the Atlantic provinces had been settled by English speakers as early as the 15th century, but even today, these areas contain less than ten per cent of the population, so that they have only a limited role in the development of Canadian English. In Quebec, the majority of people use French as a mother tone. Here English and French exist together but uneasily. Because of its origins, Canadian English has a great deal in common with the rest of the English spoken in North America, and is often difficult to distinguish for people who live outside the region. To British people, Canadians may sound American; to Americans, they may sound British. Canadians themselves insist on not being identified with either, and certainly, there is a great deal of evidence in support of this view.
14. Why did many Americans leave for Canada after the revolution?
15. What can we learn about people in the Atlantic provinces?
16. What conclusion can be drawn about Canadian English from this passage?
Directions: in Section C, you will hear two longer conversations. The conversations will be read twice. After you hear each conversation, you are required to fill in the numbered blanks with the information you have heard. Write your answers on your answer sheet.
Blanks 17-20 are based on the following conversation:
A: Good morning, Leeds University students registration center.
B: Good morning, I need to register for a class.
A: OK. May I take your name, please?
B: Sure, it’s Andrew Smith.
A: Which department do you study with?
B: The history department.
A: May I have your student ID?
A: What class are you trying to take?
B: I want to take a photography class.
A: Well, there’re only two classes open.
B: Can you tell me what days the classes are on?
A: One is on Tuesday, from 2 pm. to 4 pm.
B: And the other?
A: From 10:00 to 12:00 on Thursday.
B: OK, sign me up for the class on Tuesday.
A: Very well, then.
Complete the form. Write one word for each answer.
Blanks 21-24 are based on the following conversation:
A: Welcome to our program, Anny. Please tell our audience the best things about the experiment in international living.
B: Well, my group was great! And I love my host family.
A: Can you tell us about your group?
B: Well, we were all high school students from the US. But we were very different.
A: You mean from different cities, with different religions and cultures?
B: Yes, and I was existed about that. We learnt that we weren’t really so different.
A: What do you mean?
B: Well, we became such good friends. More than friends, we were like a family.
A: Wonderful. I’d like to know more about your host family.
B: Oh, I loved my host family in Costa Rica. They were my family, too. I felt like I was their daughter.
A: So nice! Did you have any problems speaking with them?
B: No, not really. Actually, I learnt a lot of Spanish from them. And I also learnt that language is not always so important.
A: What do you mean?
B: Well, in some cases, a simple smile can say more than words.
A: Thanks so much, Anny.
Complete the form. Write no more than 3 words for each answer.