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1995年8月 托福听力文字

1. Do you want to go on a trip with us to Florida this spring?
It will cost about $300 a person.
What can be inferred about the man?

2. My watch stopped again. And I just got a new battery.
Why don't you take it to Smith's Jewelry. They can check it for you. And they're pretty reasonable.
What does the man mean?  

3. We're going to change our meeting from Monday to Tuesday.
It's all the same to me.
What does the man mean?  

4. We plan to go to the beach after class. Want to come?
I'd love to. But Prof. Jones want to speak with me.
What will the woman probably do?

5. Janet sounded worried about her grades.
But she's getting As & Bs, isn't she?
What does the man imply about Janet?

6. You look great since you've been taking those exercises classes.
Thanks. I've never felt better in my life.
What does the man imply?

7. I had a hard time getting through this novel.
I know how you feel. Who can remember the names of 35 different characters.
What does the woman imply?

8. That's a long line. Do you think there'll be any tickets left?
I doubt it. Guess we'll wind up going to the second show.
What does the woman mean?

9. This course in much too hard for me.
Sorry you decided to take it, huh?
What does the man ask the woman?

10. Are you going home for winter vacation?
I'd agreed to stay on here as a research assistant.
What can be inferred about the woman?

11. Hello!
Hello! This is Dr, Grey's office. We're calling to remind you of your 4:15 appointment for your annual checkup tomorrow.
Oh, thanks. It's a good thing that you called. I thought it was 4:15 today.
What does the man mean?

12. How wonderful you won the scholarship. Can you believe it?
No. It's almost too good to be true.
What does the man mean?  

13. Excuse me. Prof. Davidson. But I was hoping to talk to you about my class project for economics.
I have a class in a few minutes. Why don't you come to see me during office hours tomorrow?
When will the woman discuss her project with Prof. Davidson?

14. How are you feeling?
The stuff the nurse gave me seemed to have helped. But it's making me awfully drowsy.
What does the woman mean?  

15. Bill Smith has volunteered to write a summary of the proposals we've agreed on.
Will I have a chance to review it?
What does the woman want to know?

16. Why don't you wear that yellow shirt that your sister gave you for your birthday.
I love that shirt. But it's missing two buttons.
What does the man mean?

17. How many classes do you have today?
Just one. From 3 till 6.
What does the man mean?

18. Our football team didn't play very well.
That's true. But at least we won the game.
What does the man mean?

19. This has been an unusually cool summer.
Uh huh! I actually had to get out my wool sweaters in August.
What does the woman imply?

20. I got some bad news today. The store where I work in laying off staff.
Are they going to let you go?
What does the woman want to know?

21. I'd like to pick this film up by 4 tomorrow afternoon.
I can have it for you at 2 if you like.
What does the woman say about the film?

22. I talked to Philip today and he said he'd be coming to the party.
Oh, so he can come after all.
What can be inferred about Philip?

23. Gary insists on buying the food for the picnic.
That's pretty generous. But shouldn't we at least offer to share the expense?
What does the woman suggest they do?

24. How's the new job going?
Well. I'm getting used to lots of new things. But I wish the supervisor would give me some feedback.
What does the woman mean?

25. Did Linda ever finish that introductory chapter?
I'm not sure. She's spent hours on end rewriting it.
What does the man imply about Linda?

26. The supermarket down the street is selling everything half price because they are going out of business.
Sounds like an ideal time to stock up on coffee.
What does the man mean?

27. Have you heard anything about the new professor?
Just that she's no pushover.
What does the man say about the professor?

28. I need to get a copy of my birth certificate.
Sorry. But we can only accept requests by mail now.
What does the woman mean?

29. When is the earliest flight from Washington to New York?
There's a shuttle at six. And if that's full, there's another at 7.
What does the man mean?  

30. How do you like to help me plan the refreshments for the astronomy club meeting tomorrow night?
Sure. Let's be careful not to overdo it though. Last time we had enough for 3 clubs put together.
What does the woman mean?


Question 31-33
David, can I give you a hand with one of those grocery bags?
Sure, Nanny. Could you take this one please? I didn't realize how heavy these bags would be.
Why did you buy so much stuff when you have to walk back home from the store?
Well, I didn't intend to buy a lot. But I'm having some people over and I guess I needed more than I expected.
What's the occasion?
Now the people I live with, the Kremers, have been on vacation for a month and I thought I'd surprise them. I'm inviting some of their friends and families for a welcome home dinner.
Oh, that's really thoughtful of you.
I figure it's the least I can do for them. They've been letting me stay with them rent free while I'm in school.
Really? That's pretty generous of them.
Well, they understand how difficult it is to make ends meet when you're a student. They've been such a big help to me. I thought that this might be a small way to thank them for the generosity.
31. What is David trying to do?
32. Why did David think he wouldn't have a problem?
33. Why is David appreciative of the Kremers?

Question 34-37
Wonderful I spent most of my time at the art museum. I especially liked the new wing. I was amazed to hear the guide explain the problems they had building it.
Right. I just read an article that went on & on about the cost. 90 million total I think.
Yeah. The guide mentioned that. You could see they spared no expense.
Hm. It looked really unusual, at least from what I saw in the picture.
It is. The basic design is two triangles. In fact there are triangles all over. The paving stones in the courtyard, the skylights and even a lot of the sculptures.
One sculpture is a mobile. It's in the courtyard and it's made of pieces of aluminum that moves slowly in the air. It's really impressive.
That was in the article too. It said that the original was steel and it weighed so much that it wasn't safe to hand.
Right. They did it over in aluminum so it wouldn't come crashing down on someone's head.
You know the article went into that in detail. There was even an interview with the sculptor.
I'd like to read that. Would you mind if I borrow the magazine sometime?
No. I wouldn't mind if I haven't thrown it out yet.

34. What did the woman think of the new wing of the museum?
35. How had the man learned about the museum?
36. According to the woman, what do the paving stones, skylights and mobile have in common?
37. What was the problem with the original mobile?

Questions 38 to 41
In the few minutes that remain of today's class. I'd like to discuss next week's schedule with you because I'm presenting a paper at a conference in Detroit on Thursday, I won't be here for either Wednesday's or Friday's class. I will however be here for Monday's. Next Friday, a week from today, is the midterm exam, marking the half way point in the semester. Prof. Andrews has agreed to administer the exam. In place of the usual Wednesday's class, I've arranged an optional review session. Since it is optional, attendance will not be taken. However attending the class would be a good idea for those worried about the midterm. So remember: Optional class next Wednesday; Midterm, Friday.

38. What is the purpose of the talk?
39. At what point during the semester does the talk take place?
40. What did Prof. Andrews agree to do?
41. What will occur at next Wednesday's class time?

Question 42 to 46
Today's lecture we'll center on the prehistoric people of Nevada Desert. Now most of these prehistoric desert people moved across the countryside throughout the year. You might think that they're wandering aimlessly. Far from it, they actually followed the series of carefully planned moves.
Where they moved depended on where food was available. Places where plants were ripening or fish were spawning. Now often when these people moved, they carried all their possessions on their backs. But if the journey was long, extra food and tools were sometimes stored in caves or beneath rocks.
One of these caves is now an exciting archaeological site. Beyond its small opening is a huge underground grotto. Even though the cave is very large, it was certainly two dark and dusty for the crawlers to live in. But it was a great place to hide things. And tremendous amounts of food supplies and artifacts have been found there. The food includes dried fish seeds and nuts. The artifacts include stone spear points and knives. The spar points are actually rather small. Here is a picture of some that were found. You can see their size in relation to the hands holding them.

42. What is the main subject of this talk?
43. What point does the speaker make about the prehistoric people of the Nevada Desert?
44. Why didn't the people live in the cave described by the speaker?
45. What have archaeologists found in the cave?
46. Why does the speaker show a photo to the class?

Question 47 to 50
To us, the environment in which fish dwell often seems cold, dark and mysterious. But there are advantages to living in water. And they've played an important role in making fish what they are. One is that water isn't subject to sudden temperature changes. Therefore it makes an excellent habitat for a cold blooded animal.
Another advantage is the water's ability to easily support body weight. Protoplasm has approximately the same density as water. So a fish in water is almost weightless. This weightlessness in turn means two things:
1) A fish can get along with a light weight and a simple bone structure. And
2) Limitations to a fish's size are practically removed. Yet there is one basic difficulty to living in water the fact that it is incompressible. For a fish to move through water, it must actually shove it aside. Most can do this by wiggling back and forth in snakelike motion. The fish pushes water aside by the forward motion of its head and with a curve of its body and its flexible tall. Next the water flows back along the fish's narrowing size, closing in at the tall and helping the fish propel itself forward.
  The fact that water is incompressible has literally shaped the development of fish. A flat and angular shape can be moved through water only with difficulty. And for this reason, fish have a basic shape that is beautifully adapted to deal with this peculiarity.

47. What is the talk mainly about?
48. What does the speaker mention as a problem that water presents to fish?
49. The speaker compares a fish's movement with that of what creature?
50. What aspect of a fish does the speaker discuss in the most detail?

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1995年10月 听力文字

1. How is your paper coming along?
My typewriter is broken.
What does the man mean?

2. Have you tried Susan's apple-pie?
I got the last piece. And it was out of this world.
What does the woman mean?

3. If you're staying late, will you be sure to look up the office when you leave?
Oh. I hope I won't be more than an hour.
What does the man mean?

4. Nancy really wants to ski on Thursday.
Yes, but she can't. Can she?
What does the man say about Nancy?

5. Let me help you with those packages.
Thanks. But it is only 3 quarters of a block.
What does the woman tell the man?

6. Did you know that Arthur has three brothers living on three different continents?
He must get in incredible phone bill every month.
What does the woman imply about Arthur?

7. This calculator isn't working right.
I think you've got the battery in upside down.
What does the woman mean?

8. We should buy a good guide book and study it before our trip to Montreal.
We could. But they're so overpriced. What about the library?
What does the man imply?

9. I always want a little something to eat about this time of day.
So do i. Let's have a snack now and then have a light lunch later.
What are the speakers discussing?

10. I've just been over to my friend Tom's new apartment.
It's much bigger than my place.
But more expensive I bet.
What does the woman mean?

11. Could you mail these letters for me please?
   More letters? Your friends are going to be very happy to hear from you.
   What does the man imply about the woman?

12. Does Prof Ford always come to class?
Is ice cold?
   What does the man imply about Prof Ford?

13. Would you have some time this week to go over these questions with me?
How does tomorrow sound?
   What does the man mean?

14. Hey? John! John!
Save your breath. He's out of earshot.
What does the woman mean?

15. You only have water to serve your guests?
This isn't just water. This is imported mineral water.
What does the woman imply?

16. I see a new bookstore has just opened on Main street/
It may be a new store. But the books are far from new.
What does the man mean?

17. Alice has been spending a lot of time at the library lately.
Well. She's got a paper due and two final exams next week.
What has Alice probably been doing?

18. It's going to cost a fortune to get my car fixed.
Why don't you just trade it in for a new one.
What does the man suggest the woman do?

19. Winter is over at last. Time to pack up my gloves and boots.
I've been waiting for this for months.
What does the woman mean?

20. How did the game go the other night? Did your team with?
Are you kidding? That would be a first.
What does the man imply?

21. Danis told us he likes to play cards.
But we've invited him three times and he hasn't come once.
What can be inferred about Danis?

22. I invited my class home for coffee.
In this tiny place?
What does the man imply?

23. Excuse me, I don't understand why fight 213 has been delayed. The weather seems fine now.
I'm afraid New York got three times as much snow as we did here. It should be clear by morning though.
What does the woman imply?

24. Take a look at this gift catalog. Maybe we can find something to get Janet for her new house.
OK. But remember we can't afford a lot.
What does the woman mean?

25. Are you still waiting for Bob?
I don't know why I bother. The store will be closed by the time we got there.
What does the woman mean?

26. Would you like to come with us for coffee a little later?
I'm off caffeine medical restriction.
What does the woman mean?

27. Mary seems surprised that she got a research grant.
Well, she should have been, everybody knows that she's brilliant.
What does the man mean?

28. Mind if I leave my umbrella here in the hallway?
Not at all. But first shake it off outside, would you?
What does the woman tell the man?

29. According to this article, the former boxing champ is going to try again. He's coming out of the retirement for the third time.
Is a comeback at this age at all likely?
What does the man imply about the former box champion?

30. Don't you think Prof. Morrison's test was too difficult?
Well, I must admit I had been expecting more than just passing grade in biology.
What does the man mean?

PART B
31-34  
have you made any plans to go away during semester break? I've been thinking of skiing.
I really haven't had time to think about my vacation. I've been concentrating on getting ready for my exams, especially Philosophy. But I'll probably go to the beach.
Why the beach?
Well. It would be mice to get away from this cold weather and just lie ine the sun and relax after working so hard.
It's true that skiing does require work. And you have to get up early and wait in long lines for the chair lifts. Thanks. I think you help me make up my mind.
Sure. Now maybe you can use your mind to think about something else, like your studies.

31. With whom is the man speaking?
32. What has the woman mainly been thinking about?
33. Where will the woman probably spend her vacation time?
34. What does the woman think the man should do?

35-38  
Hello, Jim. I haven't seen you in a while.
What seem to be the problem?
Actually I'm a little embarrassed about coming here. I feel fine right now. but you know how much stuff is going around. Andy way every year around the holidays like clockwork I come down with something.
So you're interested in prevention. What symptoms do you usually get?
You know, cough, fever, runny nose, my head and bones ache, chills even. I'm usually miserable for a week and it ends up ruining my holidays.
Sounds like a typical flu to me. As you said, lots of people have it influence often strikes when people are over tried stressed out and not eating nutritious food. And also you increase your exposure to a virus when you're in big crowds where lots of people are coughing and sneezing.
I certainly spend a lot time in department stores around the holidays buying gifts for people.
Yes. And so you increase your exposure to airborne viruses just when your body's resistance is already low from all the running around you do.
So what can I do to ward off the flu?
Actually it's fairly simple. Get a lot of rest, eat well. That way your immune system will be boosted. And you'll be more able to fight off illness.
All these things make sense. But one more question. Aren't I bound to get sick anyway if there's an outbreak in the dorm?
Oh, you didn't mention you lived in the dormitory. In that case I'd also suggest you get immunized. The vaccine available prevents' the three main types of influenza. Why don't you go to the university health center. The shots are free there.
I'll do it right away. It will be nice to feel well during. The holidays for once.

35. Why did the man go to see his doctor?
36. How does the man describe his health problem?
37. What might be a reason the man gets ill?
38. Why does the doctor suggest the man go to the university health center?

PART C  TALKS
39 to 42 A lecture in a architectural design course.
Dozens of valuable paintings and frescoes were badly damaged today when rain water poured through a roof at the state museum. As freak rainstorms lashed in the central and southern sections of the state, part of the museum's roof which was scheduled to be repaired collapsed and water cascaded into two storerooms. The museum director said that several well known pieces, including oils, watercolors and frescoes, had been damaged, although only one objects, a 19 century fresco was damaged beyond repair. She added that inspection for damages has not been completed and therefore she could not estimate costs of the repair and replacement.

39. What part of the museum flooded?
40. What was damaged?
41. What can not be restored?
42. What did the director say about the cost of damages?

43 to 46
welcome to the New Bedford institute's, series of lectures on the mysteries of the sea. You may have noticed the drawing on the cover of the program for today's presentation. It depicts a sea creature that scientists have been interested in for many years. It is said that in the 19th century a group of fishermen were surprised by seeing a huge squid that they said was as big as a house and had enormous tentacles. The fishermen were frightened out of their wits according to reports from that time. The creature sank back into the ocean and was never seen again. Marine biologists believed that this species of giant squid called archituth is still exits. And is comes to represent how little we know about sea creatures. Compared with what we know about the animals on the land. We do know that there are many more different kinds of marine species than there are land species. But we just don't have the technology yet to do sustained research. Even short unmanned trips are so hard to accomplish. In fact researching in the deep oceans has been compared to flying an airplane overland throwing down a net and seeing what you get. In other words it's very hard to picture the whole situation when that's the way you have to get your samples. Most of what is known about deep sea creatures, which as I said is actually very little, comes from ocean beds that dried up long ago. We're fortunate to have a few samples of these fossil remains on display on the second floor. We'll take a look at them after a while.

43. Why were the fishermen frightened of the squid?
44. What does the giant squid symbolize to biologists?
45. What does the airplane example illustrate about the deep sea research?
46. Where has most of the information about rare sea creatures been found?

47-50
With the introduction of radio, newspaper publishers wondered how broadcasting would affect them. Many feared that radio as a quick and easy means of keeping people informed would displace the newspaper industry altogether.
Others hoped that the brief newscast heard on the air would stimulate listeners interested in the story so they'd buy the paper to get more information. This second idea turned out to be closer to the truth. Radio & print were not substitutes for each other but actually supported each other. You see the relation ship between different media is not always one of displacement but can be one of reinforcement. However this is not always the case. Take television & motion pictures for example, with the popularization of TV, the motion picture industry suffered greatly. Movie attendance dropped when audience members chose to stay at home and be entertained. Likewise. When a football game was shown on the air, the stands were often empty because fans chose to watch the game at home.

47. What is the main topic of this talk?
48. According to the speaker, what is the relationship between radio & the newspaper industry?
49. According to the speaker, how did the introduction of television affect motion pictures?
50. Why does the speaker mention a football game?

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95 年12 月 托福听力文字
Part A
1. A: It’s a beautiful day today. Want to go roller-skating?
B: Any other time will be great. But today I’m working on a paper.
What does the woman mean?
2. A: I though you said you are going to call me last week about that car I’m selling.
B: Oh, I’m so sorry. It completely slipped my mind.
What does the man mean?
3. A: Before we go to the movie theater, I have to stop at the bank and get some money.
B: Don’t worry about that. This is my treat.
What does the woman mean?
4. A: How did you like the concert? I found it really moving.
B: I love classical music. But that conductor seemed a bit inexperienced.
What does the man mean?
5. A: I can’t find Elm Drive anywhere on this map. I don’t think there is any such street.
B: It’s probably in the new part of town. We’ll have to call for directions.
What can be inferred from the conversation?
6. A: You seem cheerful today.
B: It’s nice to see the sun for a change.
What does the woman mean?
7. A: I can’t believe that Prof. Lawrence is going to retire.
B: He’s still going to lead a graduate seminar on each semester thought.
What does the man mean?
8. A: We’re having all kinds of troubles finding a new apartment for next year. What about you?
B: My roommate and I decided that this year we’d stay put.
What does the man mean?
9. A: I fixed the window, painted the bookcase and repaired the desk and chair.
B: Been busy, haven’t you?
What does the woman imply about the man?
10. A: Want to go to the library now, Betty?
B: How about an hour or so?
What does Betty mean?
11. A: Excuse me. Your menu has so many salads. Could you recommend something?
B: I think you will find that the chef salad is particularly good. The dressing is made with fresh apples.
What will the man probably do next?
12. A: If this weather keeps up, I’m going to have to buy a warmer coat.
B: Sounds like a good idea. Spring is still a long way off, you know.
What does the man mean?
13. A: I’m so frustrated. We’re supposed to do our assignments for statistics on the computer. But the ones on the student center are always tied up.
B: I know what you mean. I’m looking forward to the day when I can afford to get my
own.
What does the woman mean?
14. A: Ted, would you be interested in serving on the membership committee this year?
B: Uhm, can I get back to you on that?
What will the man probably do?
15. A: Larry got a very high mark on this lab report.
B: How he managed that is a mystery to me.
What does the man imply?
16. A: I heard you went to Colorado skiing over winter break.
B: It was the most fun I’ve had in years.
What does the woman mean?
17. A: I really thought I’d win the match.
B: Oh, well, better luck next time, Harry.
What can be inferred from the conversation?
18. A: I’m going to the store. Need anything?
B: Well, I am low on laundry detergent.
What does the man imply?
19. A: Have you heard? There is going to be a history exam next Friday.
B: Just what I need. Another test to study for.
What does the man imply?
20. A: Sam’s voice sounds awful. I could barely hear him.
B: Yes, he’s got a terrible sore throat. The doctor said he shouldn’t even attempt to whisper.
What does the woman imply about Sam?
21. A: If I’m not mistaken, your birthday is coming up. Has your brother sent you anything?
B: Not yet. He never forgets though.
What does the man imply?
B: Why worry. We have a vacation coming up soon and you’ll have a lot of time.
What does the man mean?
23. A: Everyone’s raving about the new film at the center theater.
B: Yeah, I hear it’s quite something.
What is the attitude of the speakers toward the film?
24. A: I feel so energetic since I started that aerobics class.
B: Yeah, I am jealous. I’ve got to get into shape.
What does the man mean?
25. A: It’s raining again.
B: This makes it four days in a row. Do you think it’ll ever stop?
What does the woman mean?
26. A: I heard Dan twisted his ankle during basketball practice yesterday.
B: I guess that explains why I saw him at the clinic.
What can be inferred about Dan?
27. A: You seem on edge this morning.
B: I have to give a presentation in class this afternoon.
What does the man imply?
28. A: It says here the next train is due in at 6:30.
B: I know, but I don’t know whether I can make that one. I’d rather call you from the station than have you waiting around for an hour.
What does the woman imply?
29. A: I don’t know why we haven’t heard anything from Jane about Sunday.
B: We’ve been in and out all week. Maybe we should try calling her.
What does the man imply about Jane?
30. A: What a gorgeous jacket! It must’ve cost a fortune.
B: Not at all. It’s a hand-me-down.
What does the man say about the jacket?

Part B
Questions 31-34 Listen to a conversation between two students.
Hey, Sue. I was wondering if you could fill me in on Monday’s class? I had to go the dentist for emergency and I missed Prof. Smith’s lecture. What was it on?
It was pretty interesting. She talked about volcanoes, active volcanoes, under the-uh-West Antarctic ice sheet.
There are active volcanoes under the ice?
Apparently so. She said they help protect the ice sheet and prevent melting.
Flooding will be pretty bad if that ice melted, not only there, but all over the world.
You lost me there. Volcanoes are hot. How can something hot prevent ice from melting.
Wait a minute, let me check my notes. Yeah, here it is. Volcanic heat melts just enough ice to create a slippery surface on the bottom of the glacier. This water allows ice to fellow out into the ocean. So the solid interior ice is protected from the ocean’s warm.
Does that make sense?
Sort of. You mean that because the ice is flowing out to the ocean, the warmer ocean water can’t flow in.
Exactly. And the ice that melts is constantly being replaced by snow. Prof. Smith said that if the ice sheet ever broke up and melted, the sea level would go up seven meters. Then we would have those floods.
Is that really possible? Or is it one of those exaggerations you hear all the time.
As far as I can understand, it is possible, because of global warming. I mean if the ocean got a lot warmer that interior ice would be very likely to melt.
Thanks for telling me about the lecture. Sounds like I’ve missed a pretty important class.
31. Why did the man ask the woman about the lecture?
32. What was the topic of the professor’s lecture?
33. What information confused the man?
34. According to the woman, what protects the interior ice from the warmth of the ocean?

Questions 35-38 Listen to a radio interview about cycling.
And now here is our guest Jane Thomas to tell us about Montreal’s famous yearly
island bicycle tour which is coming up in June. Good morning, Jane. What’s the bike
tour all about?
Well, Peter, it’s an event that’s opened to anybody who’d like to ride a bicycle through
the streets of Montreal. The tour covers a standard distance of 65 kilometers. But the
route’s quite different every year. So even people who’ve already done it might enjoy
doing it again.
How long does it take to go the whole distance?
It varies. Cyclists are free to go as fast or as slow and do as much or as little of the course as they like.
Well, what’s the typical pace for a participant?
Between 12 and 30 kilometers per hour. Some cyclists stop along the way and don’t cross the finish line until early evening. But the whole point is that there is no rush. It’s not a race.
I understand last year’s tour had 45,000 cyclists and it was the largest mass cycling event in the world. How many do you expect this year?
The same as last year. And since we regularly have so many participants, can I take this opportunity to remind our listeners to sign up early? We filled up quickly last year and we had to refused lots of applications.
Before we close, any other tips for all prospective cyclists?
Yes, take water with you. It is available at the relay station. But it helps to have an additional supply. And pack a good lunch with plenty of fruit for energy. Candy and chocolate don’t do the trick.
35. What is the main subject of the conversation?
36. According to the woman, what is different every year?
37. What does the woman imply about the participants?
38. What does the woman mention is provided at the relay station?

Part C
Questions 39-42 Listen to talk given by a history professor.
I’m sure almost everyone of you looked at your watch or at a clock before you came to class today. Watches and clocks seem as much part of our life as breathing or eating. Any yet, do you know that watches and clocks were scarce in the United States until the late 1850s. In the late 1700s people didn’t know the exact time unless they were near a clock. Those delightful clocks in the squares of European towns were built for the public.
After all, most citizens simply couldn’t afford a personal timepiece. Well, until the 1800s, in Europe and the United States, the main purpose of a watch, which by the way was off and on a gold chain, was to show others how wealthy you were. The word “wrist watch” didn’t even enter the English language until nearly 1900. By then, the rapid pace of industrialization in the United States meant that measuring time had become essential. How could the factory worker get to work on time, unless he or she knew exactly what time it was. Since efficiency was now measured by how fast the job was done, everyone was interested in time. And since industrialization made possible the manufacture of large quantities of goods, watches became fairly inexpensive. Furthermore, electric lights kept factories going around the clock. Being “on time” had entered the language and life of every citizen.
39. What does the professor mainly discuss?
40. What was true of watches before the 1850s?
41. According to the speaker, why did some people wear watches in the 1800s?
42. What effect did industrialization have on watch making?

Questions 43-46 Listen to a guide in an aquarium.
This room is devoted to electric fish. The eel in the tank behind me can produce a strong jolt of electricity to stun its prey. But most of the fish in here produce only weak electrical impulses that are useful for navigating, locating food and even for communicating.
The knife fish is a good example. This fish navigates using tiny receptors in the skin that are sensitive to electrical impulses. The knife fish produces an electrical signal and the receptors in its skin let it know when the signal is distorted by a tree root or other obstacle, so it can go around it.
Fish also use the ability to produce and detective electrical impulses to communicate.
They can tell each other what species they belong to, how big they are and whether they are male or female. We had a tank here that’s specially equipped to convert the inaudible signals that fish produce into sounds you can hear when you put on these headphones. I urge you all to listen in when I’m done speaking.
Now have a look at the electric rays. Rays are specially interesting to medical researchers because of the organs they use to produce electricity. These organs contain a chemical that carries signals from one nerve ending to the next, not only in rays but also in people. By studying these organs, scientists hope to learn more about diseases that interrupt the transmission of impulses from one nerve to another.
43. What is the talk main about?
44. What does the knife fish use electricity for?
45. Why does the speaker suggest putting on headphones?
46. According to the speaker, what medical benefits might result from studying electrical
rays?

Questions 47-50 Listen to a lecture given in a dance history class.
So why did what is now called “modern dance” begin in the United States? To begin to answer this question I’ll need to back track a little bit and talk about classical ballet.
By the late 1800s, ballet had lost a lot of its popularity. Most of the ballet dancers who performed in the United States were brought over from Europe. They performed using the rigid techniques that had been passed down through the centuries. Audiences and dancers in the United States were eager for their own contemporary dance form. And so around 1900, dancers created one. So how was this modern dance so different from classical ballet?
Almost notably, it wasn’t carefully choreographed. In stead, the dance depended on the improvisation and free personal expression of the dancers. Music and scenery were of little importance to the modern dance. And lightness of movement wasn’t important either. In fact, modern dancers make no attempt at all to conceal the effort involved in the dance step.
But even if improvisation appealed to audiences, many dance critics were lest enthusiastic about the performances. They questioned the artistic integrity of dancers who were not professionally trained and the artistic value of works that had no formal structure. Loi Fore, after performing fire dance, was described as doing little more than turning round and round like an eggbeater. Yet the free personal expression of the pioneer dancers is the basis of the controlled freedom of modern dance today.
47. What does the speaker mainly discuss?
48. Why were ballet performances unpopular in the United Stated in the early 1900s?
49. What is the distinguishing feature of modern dance performances?
50. Why were early modern dancers criticized by dance critics?

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1. It's such a nice day. Why don't we have lunch outside?
OK. Bur let's find someplace that's not too noisy.
What does the man mean?

2. Look at the time. I'm going to miss my bus.
Don't worry. I'll drive you to the stop. And if the us has already left I can get you to your apartment.
What does the woman mean?

3. Can you recommend a hotel in New York?
Well, I can think of several. What's your budget like?
What does the man imply?

4. Any messages for me?
Someone did call. But there was so much static I couldn't make out what he was saying.
  What does the woman mean?

5. Didn't George give a great speech?
Are you serious?
What can be inferred about the woman?

6. Can I open a checking account here?
I'm sorry. You'll have to step over to the manager's desk.
What does the woman imply?

7. Now that I've finished my exams. I'm going to relax and go to a movie tonight.
Lucky you! I've still got two finals to take.
What can be inferred about the woman?

8. It's very nice of you to give me your tickets for the play.
Please. Don't mention it. I'm going to be out of town this weekend anyway.
What can be inferred about the man?

9. I almost forgot. I still owe you ten dollars from the other night.
Do you have change for a twenty?
Oh--. Not at the moment. Let's just straighten it out some other time.
What does the woman mean?

10. Hey! What happened to all that food we bought? The refrigerator is empty.
My little brother with a big appetite was here. He really combed these out.
What does the man mean?

11. I'm taking Prof. Bam's course next semester. Anything I need to know about it?
   If I were you. I'll take careful notes. Her exams are based on her lectures.
   What advice does the man give the woman?

12. I'm glad you finally decided to go skiing with us next week.
I still have to get my supervisor to agree to it.
What does the woman imply?

13. Did you see the college newspaper? They did a story on our voter registration campaign.
I did. Maybe it'll spark some interest on campus. Without more volunteers we'll never meet our goal.
   What does the man mean?

14. Have you net the new sales manager yet?
We've been introduced about three times, he seems a little forgetful.
What can be inferred about the sales manager?

15. Excuse me, but do you happen to have some change for the paring meter?
No. But if you go into the restaurant you'll probably be able to change a dollar bill.
What does the woman want to do?

16. I am going to tell that neighbor of mine to turn down that music once and for all.
I see why you are angry. But I've always found that the polite route is the most effective.
What does the man mean?

17. I love your new sofa. But why don't you put it over there under the window?
Oh, but the plants are doing well on the table there.
What does the man imply?

18. At the rate of its being used, the copier is not going to make it through the rest of the year.
The year? It's supposed to be good for five.
What does the woman say about the copier?

19. I've been invited to a dinner party at Janet's. Do you think should bring something?
You could pick up a cake. Chocolate is her favorite.
What does the woman suggest the man do?

20. I'm sorry I missed your soccer game. But I had the flu.
Don't worry about it. We couldn't have played worse.
What does the woman mean?

21. Do you feel like watching the evening news?
You ought to stay away from me. I have a bad could and wouldn't want you to catch it.
What does the woman mean?.

22. Hew! It's a real scorcher today.
And the forecasters are saying there is no end in sight.
What does the man imply?

23. Uh-uh. Look I'm going to be a little late for class. I hope Prof. Clark does start on time today.
Are you kidding? You can set your watch by the start of his class.
What can be inferred about Prof. Clark?

24. Are you keeping count on the news from home since you've been here?
I've been getting weekly updates.
What does the man mean?

25. Well, what did you think of the theater director?
You mean Emily Thompson? She was away attending a conference.
What does the man mean?

26. That movie was awful. And yet it got such great reviews.
It was hardly worth the price of admission.
What does the man mean?

27. I'm just looking for bike that will me get to the library and back.
With the roll of the way they are you'll need a sturdy one.
What does the woman imply?

28. I'll take this suit. It fits me really well. And while I amend it I like the shirt and the tie too.
We have some nice socks that match.
What does the woman mean?

29. Sorry I didn't see you on the news.
Yeah. And it's not likely they are going to rebroadcast it anytime soon.
What does the man imply?

30. The science exhibit is opening today. You are coming with me this afternoon, aren't you?
I have too much work to do for tomorrow.
What does the man mean?

PART B
31-34  Conversation between a student and guidance counselor
*Hello, John. You must be pleased. After all how many students are lucky enough to have been accepted at their first and their second choices?
*Not many I know. But I'm not sure yet which one to choose.
*Well, you seem to have doubts about the state university. But its biology department has a fine reputation. What more could a biology major want?
*Yeah. And they also have internships for seniors. But a friend told me that for the first two years some lectures have a hundred and fifty students. You probably wouldn't get to know any of your teachers.
*Well, you might actually. Because those classes also have small discussion sections. Twice a week, and have no more than twenty students.
*I know. But I've heard that they are usually taught by graduate students. At White Stone College all classes are taught by professors.
*What about Sating? Do you prefer a small town like White Stone? Or a bigger place like the state capital?
*That doesn't matter to me. What I do care about is getting individual attention from the faculty than making friends.
*Look, I've known you for four years now and you seen to be a pretty outgoing person. I don't think you have any trouble making friends at the state university. It sounds to me that you are learning toward White Stone though?
*I am. The only problem is that the White Stone's tuition is really high and I'm not sure I can afford it.
*You could still apply for a student loan or sign up for a work-study program.
*Yeah. I think I'll look into that.

31. Why did the man go to see the woman?
32. What concern does the man have about the state university?
33. What does the man consider to be an advantage of the White Stone College?
34. What is the man likely to do in the near future?

35-39  Conversation between two students.
*Hi, Claire. How does it feel to be back on campus?
*Keach, hi. Well, to tell you the truth, I have mixed feelings.
*Oh, why?
*I have this great summer job that I really hated to leave. I worked at the wild life research center in Maryland.
*That makes sense for a genetic major. What did you do? Clean the cages?
*This is a wild life center, not a zoo. This place breeds endangered species and tries to prepare them for life in the wild.
*You mean the endangered species like the tiger and the panda?
*Well, endangered species, yes. But not tigers or pandas. I was working with whooping cranes and sandtail cranes. It was really neat. I taught the baby crane how to eat and drink, and I help the vet to give medical check-ups.
*I can see why it was hard to leave that job. But how did you teach a bird how to eat and drink?
*We covered ourselves up with clothes and used puppets made out of stuffed cranes to show the baby chicks what to do. Then the chicks copied what the puppets did.
*Clothes? Puppets? Sounds like fun.
*It was. The clothes and puppets are the key tool of this. We all covered ourselves up, the scientists, the vets, the genial stock, everybody. You see, baby cranes will become attached to their care-takers.
*So if the care-taker is a person, the crane will stay in places where people are.
*Yeah. And their chances for survival aren't very good. But by covering ourselves and by using birds puppets the chicks are more likely to seek out other birds rather than people. And their transition to the wild has a better chance of being successful.
*A chance of being successful? Hasn't this been done before?
*It's been done with sandtail cranes and everyone is optimistic about its work with whooping cranes too.
*Yeah. It's exciting, isn't that?

35. Why does the woman say she has a mixed feelings?
36. What was the woman's job?
37. What is the goal of the wild life center?
38. Why does the man mention the tigers and pandas?
39. Why do the staff members cover themselves with clothes as they work?

PART C  TALKS
40 to 42 A lecture in a architectural design course.
In 1871 the first passenger elevators were used in office buildings and allowed architects to build higher than people could comfortably walk. Another innovation was in building technique. In 1885 the steel skeleton was introduced and allowed for the construction of tall building that could withstand high winds. We take for granted some of the other inventions that enabled people to live and work in skyscrapers. For example, few people realized that the telephone was necessary for vertical communication and that flush toilet and vacuum incinerator made waste disposal possible. Now as we entered the age of super skyscraper, some with more than 200 floors, we see the need for even more technological innovations. In the area of heating and cooling systems for example. For all their benefits, these super tall building do cause problems though. For one thing they place enormous train on parking and traffic row in urban areas. But let's leave behind these technical concerns and move on to consider some of the design elements that have come to characterize the age of the skyscraper.

40. What does the professor mainly discuss?
41. What does the professor say about the invention of the elevator?
42. What will the professor probably discuss next?

43 to 46 Talk in an introductory biology class.
Good morning. Let me welcome all the new members of the ski patrol. My name is Brenda Peters and I've been a ski-patroller for nearly three years. After working in offices and restaurants I find this job very satisfying. After all, if you love the outdoors, it's a great job. You won't get rich but you';; get in great shape and you will be able to help people everyday. And for me the best part of the job is giving ski lessons I've made a lot of friends that way. Of course your main responsibilities will involve ensuring the safety of everyone who skis here. All trails have to be checked daily to make sure they are groomed probably. You also will have to be watching out constantly for people who aren't skiing safely, or who may think they are better skiers than they really are. And to help those who are injured, you'll have to know basic first aid. Tomorrow you will begin training in a first aid system that skiers specifically to the outdoors. We pride ourselves in our ability to get people off the mountain quickly and safely. OK, so you are free to explore the slopes for the test of the day. All in all, I think that being a ski patroller is great job I hope you will all feel the same way.

43. What does the speaker mainly discuss?
44. According to the speaker, what is one advantage of working on a ski patrol?
45. What does the speaker say she likes most about giving ski lessons?
46. According to the speaker, what is one of the man responsibilities of ski patroller?

47-50 A lecture given in a geology class.
If you flew over certain parts of Nebraska and Texas by plane, you might notice some large areas appearing as bright green circles many hundreds of feet across. This green is unusual in the high plains area where the climate is very dry. These green patches are the result of a new technique for mining the underground water. In this technique, miners bore deep holes in the ground until they reach a special geological formation called ocheropher. The water which has collected in this ocherophers for hundreds of years in called fossil water or ground water. It pumped up through the bored hole and spray over the land to irrigate the crops. Raising crops such as cotton and wheat, water in this way creates the fertile green areas that contrasts vividly with the natural brown of the plains. Crop yields have increase dramatically. However they've created a serious environmental problem. The problem is that the water is being removed from many ocherophers faster than it can be replenished naturally. Ground water levels have dropped rapidly and it's becoming more difficult and expensive to get this water. In some parts of Texas, water levels in some of the ocherophers have declined cess of using water faster than it can be replaced is wide-spread and serious.

47. What does the speaker mainly discuss?
48. What benefits have resulted from the technique?
49. What is happening to ground water?
50. What does the speaker imply about ground water?

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1. Would you like some milk in your coffee?
Please.
What does the woman mean?

2. Could you help bother me plan a surprise party for Meg?
Sure. What can I do?
What does the woman mean?

3. Let's jog for another mile.
I'll try. But I'm running out of steam.
What does the man mean?

4. Should we call Marsha and tell her about the meeting?
I'm not sure. It's up to you.
What does the man imply?

5. I can't seem to solve this problem.
Neither can I.
What does the woman say about the problem?

6. Hello. I'm calling to see of the summer position you advertised in the paper. Is it still available?
Uh, yes. Certainly. When could you come to the office for an interview?
What will the man probably do?

7. It took me five days to drive down to Florida.
Five days? I could've walked there in less time.
What does the woman mean?

8. Excuse me, did anybody find a black umbrella after the last show? I left it under my chair.
As a matter of fact, we did. Check it at the ticket counter. That's where we turn it the lost-and-found items.
What does the man suggest the woman do?

9. I spent the whole weekend totally absorbed in this biography.
And you still haven't finished reading it?
What can be inferred about the biography?

10. You haven't phoned Harry yet, have you?
As a matter of fact, I have.
What does the man mean?

11. I can't seem to find my photo album.
   I think Mary is looking at it in the living room.
   What does the man mean?

12. Did you hear that Mitchell turned down that job?
   Yeah. The hours were convenient, but she wouldn't have been able to make ends meet.
   What does the man say about Mitchell?

13. Is there a bus I can get to the station?
   There is. But you can't rely on it. I can give you a ride if you can wait while I put these things   
   away.
   What is the woman going to do?

14. I hate memorizing vocabulary.
Well, it's part of learning a second language so there not whole at all you can do about it.
What does the woman tell the man?

15. Have you had a chance to wear your new shirt yet?
That reminds me. I've been meaning to exchange it to a larger size.
What does the man imply about the shirt?

16. Did you tell Carl that the concert starts at eight?
I've tried several times, but the line's been busy.
What does the man mean?

17. I had the brown paper and the string. Could you hand me the tape and the scissors please?
Sure. Here they are. But remember all this has to be weighted before it goes to.
What is the man probably doing?

18. Andrew likes his new place. But he is not too happy about all the noise.
What did he expect? He is right next to the airport.
What does the woman mean?

19. I don't remember exactly what the lab hours are. But they are posted on the door.
I just checked that schedule and it says that the lab opens at ten. But it's all locked up.
What can be inferred about the lab?

20. The subway is running behind schedule, and traffic is backed up for blocks. I don't know if we'll make the 7:15 show.
It's a beautiful night. Let's try to get there on foot. And if we don't make it. Let's just have dinner near the theater.
What does the woman suggest they do?

21. We've been working on this proposal for so long that my eyes are starting to blur.
Why don't we get out of here? We can wrap it up later.
What does the woman mean?.

22. That was really an interesting piece of music. How did you find out about it?
They played it in the classical station last week.
What does the man say about the music?

23. I spent the whole weekend working on that chemistry assignment.
Don't tell me. I have to do the whole thing tonight.
What does the woman imply?

24. Come to the movies with us. Everyone needs to take a break once in a while.
I guess I might as well. I've been studying so long I can hardly concentrate.
What does the man mean?

25. Pete's really out of it these days.
Yeah. I know. Ever since he met Ann, he's been in another world.
What does the woman imply about Pete?

26. Look at all those cars lined up for the ferry. There must be forty ahead of us.
Yeah. I think it's going to be a while.
What does the woman imply?

27. I thought Pam said the math test wasn't until Monday.
Ellen, you should know better than to take Pam's words for anything.
What does the man imply about Pam?

28. So far the clubs are about three hundred dollars in the red, and we still have four months to to before membership renewal.
Well, we may have to raise our dues.
What does the man suggest they do?

29. I hear they hire two more students to work in the mall room.
They are just a little short of a full staff man.
What does the woman mean?

30. Fred is off to the golf course again.
You would think he was practicing for the championship.
What does the woman imply about Fred?

PART B
31-34  Two friends discussing weekend plans.
*Susan, I could really use your help this weekend.
*What is it, John? Another term paper?
*No, no. This is easy compared to that. My cousin is coming on Thursday. She has an interview at the college and I promised my aunt I look after her. We are going to the game on Friday, but Saturday I'm on duty at the library all day and can't get out of it. Uh, I was wondering if you could show her around during the day and maybe we can all meet for dinner later.
*Sure. I don't have any plans. What kind of things does she like to do?
*Actually I haven't seen her for three years. She lives so far away. But this will be her first time on a college campus, she is still in high school. So she probably enjoy anything on campus.
*Well, there is a music festival in the auditorium. That's a possibility. Only I hope it doesn't show. They are predicting 68 inches for the weekend. Everything will be closed down then.
*Well, how about for the time being. I'll plan on dropping her off at your place on the way to work, around eleven. But if there is a blizzard, I'll give you a call and see if we can figure something else out.
*Sounds good. Meantime I'll keep Saturday open. We can touch base Friday night when we have a better idea of the forecast.
*I hope this works out. I feel kind of responsible. She won't know a way around. And I want her to have a good time. Anyway I really appreciate your help. I owe you one.
*No problem I'll talk to you tomorrow.

31. What does John ask Susan to do?
32. What will John do on Saturday?
33. What does John say about his cousin's interests?
34. What can be inferred about John's cousin?

35-37  A conversation in a university cafeteria.
*I see you are having the fish for lunch.
*That's right. Fish sticks and tomato soup, my favorites.
*I bet they were frozen.
*What?
*The fish sticks.
*Of course they were frozen. We are hundreds of miles from the ocean. The cafeteria can't afford to fly in fresh fish.
*I just mentioned it because an anecdote Professor Chambers told in class this morning.
*Which class?
*My American social history. It's a lot of fun.
*He talked about fish sticks?
*Not exactly. Bur he did talk about frozen fish. OK, this is back in 1920, right? It's 20 degrees below zero. And this guy Clarence Birdseye's out ice-fishing.
*Where is this, Antarctica?
*No. Massachusetts I think. Anyway he catches a fish and drops it beside him on the ice and it freezes solid.
*So?
*So, later at home he thaws out the fish in a bucket of water and it's alive. Of course Birdseye is amazed. But he eventually figures it out that the fish froze so fast that no large ice crystals fomed.
*What do you mean?
*Look, usually when a plant or animal cell freezes, large ice crystals form inside and eventually tear the cell walls. That's what kills the frozen plant or animal. And also what changes the taste of something that's been frozen. But if you freeze something quickly, only very small ice crystals form. So Birdseye invented the process of quick freezing food.
*And that was the beginning of the frozen foods?
*Right.

35. Why does the woman tell the man the story?
36. Why is it important to quick freeze fresh food?
37. What was Clarence Birdseye surprised to learn?

PART C
38 to 41 A lecture about the railroad industry.
At the beginning of the century the railroads were used to haul everything. Powerful railroad barons made fortunes without laving to be accountable to the public or considerable to the customers. But cars and trucks changed all of that. And by 1970, the rail industry was beset with problems. Trucks were taking all the new business. And even so the rail industry remained indifferent to customers. Also many regulations kept the rail industry from adjusting to shifting market. But in 1980, the rail industry entered the modern era when a deregulation bill was passed that allowed railroad companies to make quick adjustments to fees and practices. Companies reduced their lines by 1/3 and used fewer employees. They also took steps to minimize damage to product. And to increase their shipping capacity by stacking freight containers on railroad cars. To accommodate these taller loads, underpasses and tunnels were enlarged. The image of the rail industry has changed dramatically. Today companies are very responsive to customers and are gaining increasing market shares in the shipping industry. The railroad safety record is also strong. Freight trains have an accident rate that is only 1/3 that of the truck industry. Trains also come out ahead of the trucks on environmental grounds because they give off only 1/10 to 1/3 the pollution that is emitted by trucks. And railroading does not were out highways as trucks do.

38. What does the speaker mainly discuss?  
39. What development caused a decline in the use of railroads?
40. What is one reason why the railroad industry is gaining public support?
41. According to the speaker, what expense does trucking public support?

42 to 45 Talk in an introductory biology class.
This coffee can contains soil from my garden. And I prepared slide samples to show you that it is alive. This ordinary backyard dirt is crawling with microbes. Microbes is not a very specific term. There are hundreds of thousands of different species called microbes. What they have to common is that we can't see them with a naked eye. They are microspopic. Look at this slide. You should see some round cells. Those are yeasts. Yeasts are fermenters. And they are necessary for making bread, beer, yogurt and so forth. Now look for an irregular shape with hairs coming out of it. That's a mold. Molds are decomposers, and they are responsible for the decomposition of my compile teeth. You should also see some protozoa. Some protozoa, like the one causes malaria are harmful to people. A microbic causes disease is called a pathogen. Finally you should see a lot of squiggly lines. They are bacteria. The oldest form of life on earth. Like the other microbes, bacteria are single-cells do not have a nuclear. So I've got about a teaspoon of soil in my hand here. In that teaspoon are about ten thousand protozoa, 200 thousand mold cells, a million yeast, probably a billion bacteria.

42. What is the main purpose of the talk?
43. Why did the speaker take a soil sample from his garden?
44. What does the speaker imply about yeasts?
45. What does the speaker ask the class to look at during the talk?

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1. I want to play tennis tomorrow but I didn't bring my racket with me this evening.
Do you have one I could borrow?
What does the man imply?

2. I thought this shirt was a great deal but I washed it once and it shrunk so much that I can't wear it.
Some bargain. You should ask for a refund.
What does the woman mean?

3. I broke my ankle last Tuesday. And now I have to be on crutches for six weeks.
I'm sorry to hear that. Is there anything I can do for you?
What does the woman mean?

4. Why didn't you call me last night like you were supposed to?
I did your time was busy.
What does the man mean?

5. Sue, would you like a sandwich or something?
Oh, please don't bother. I can get something later.
What does the woman mean?

6. This report is due tomorrow. Would you be able to work on it with me tonight?
Unfortunately I have another commitment.
What does the woman mean?

7. I wonder where the books I ordered are. I expected to receive the package several days ago.
Maybe you'd better check it with the company. They could be temporarily out of stock.
What does the man suggest the woman do?

8. I just have to type this last page and then I'm through.
By then I'll be done too.
What does the woman mean?

9. Did you read the editorial in the paper about the mayor's speech?
I sure did. But I think they twisted the meaning of what he said.
What does the man say of the editorial?

10. Why do we go to see a movie tonight? A good comedy might cheer you up.
I would. But I the reason that I've been so down is all this work I have to do.
What can be inferred about the man?

11. I'd like to try to sell some of my textbooks from the last semester.
   You and a few hundred other people.
   What does the woman imply?

12. Could I talk to you for a minute about the discrepancy I found in this graph?
I'm kind of in the middle of things right now.
   What does the woman mean?

13. Do you know if George is coming to the meeting?
Oh, no. I was supposed to tell that he is sick and can't come.
   What does the man mean?

14. Dick, please don't tie up the phone. I need to make a call.
I'll be off in a minute.
What will the man do?

15. Saliy says we should meet her in the park at noon.
I thought we were meeting at the library.
What do the speakers disagree about?

16. I'm sort of upset with my brother. He hasn't answer either of my letters.
Well, just remember how hectic your freshman year was.
Give him a chance to get settled.
What does the man imply?

17. I wonder what this new flavor of ice cream tastes like?
I tried it last week. If I were you, I would stick with an old favorite.
What can be inferred from the conversation?

18. Pete had hoped to have his apartment painted by this time.
But he hasn't started yet, has he?
What does the woman imply about Pete?

19. You don't believe in diet, do you?
There is nothing wrong with them but they have to combine with exercise to do any good.
What does the man mean?

20. I'm amazed that you still haven't gotten to know your neighbors.
They tend to keep to themselves.
What does the man mean?

21. Joe, could you please help me straighten the rug? I'll move it while you lift up this side of the desk.
Sure. Oh, just a minute. The lamp is still on it.
What will the man probably do next?
22. I had to stand in line at the bank for about half an hour. There were only two tellers open.
That's where you and I differ. I would've gone back another time.
What does the woman imply?

23. I was touched that our neighbor brought over a dish when we moved in.
Yeah. Mrs. Smith really goes out of her way for others.
What can be inferred about Mrs. Smith?

24. Where are you up to now?
To meet a friend to come in on the subway.
What does the woman mean?

25. My company is flying me out to Hawaii on business next week.
That's great. Where are they putting you up?
What does the man want to know?

26. It's good to see you, Mary. How have you been?
Actually I have been feeling under the weather recently.
What does the woman mean?

27. It's a really nice apartment. But the owners want two-month rent in advance and I just don't have it.
Do you think it would help if they knew what a good tenant you are? You could get your landlord to write them a letter.
What does the woman suggest the man do?

28. Good morning, East Coast Data Process. May I help you?
Caroline? Oh, dear, I'm sorry, I thought I dialed Jack Easton, your number must be just above his in my address book.
   What can be inferred from the conversation?

29. There's a nonstop train for Washington leaving here at 2:15.
That will be faster than taking the one that leaves at 2:00 and it will give us time to get a bite to eat.
What does the woman imply?

30. Sorry about your report. I didn't realize it was in that stack of papers.
Don't worry about it. Luckily I saved a copy on my computer.
What can be inferred from the conversation?

PART B
31-34 Conversation between two students.
* Hi, Bob. How is your oral presentation coming along?
* What oral presentation? I don't have to give mine until the end of the next week.
* You mean you haven't even started working on it yet?
* No. I need the pressure of a deadline to get inspired.
* Gee. I'm just the opposite. I can't concentrate unless I know I have plenty of time. Besides I have a big physics test next week so I want to get my presentation out of the way.
* What's your presentation on?
* William Carlos Williams.
* Wasn't he a poet? I thought we were supposed to focus on a short story.
* He wrote short stories, do you know?
* Really? I never knew that I guess I'll learn more on Tuesday. Is that when you are supposed to talk?
* Uh-huh. But I was going to offer you sneak preview. I'm looking for someone to tell me whether I'm talking to fast and whether you can follow what I'm saying.
* I guess I could do that. When were you thinking of?
* Will tonight be all right? I have a last to go to now but I'll be around after dinner.
* That sounds good. I'll stop by your room. It's probably quieter there than in my hall.

31. What do the students mainly discuss?
32. What does the woman want the man to tell her?
33. What will the man probably do after dinner?
34. Where do the students arrange the meet?

35-37 Conversation between two students.
* Have you ever read anything about pseudo sciences?
* You mean fake sciences? Yes. In fact I was just reading some articles about the brain. I have been looking through some of my roommate's science magazines and I came across an article on phrenology.
* Phrenology, wasn't that the pseudo science founded by the scientist Franz Gall?
* Yes. Gall maintained that people's characters could be determined by the size and the shape of their skulls. For example he though that a pump in a certain place on the head means that the person had the ability of a musician.
* Really? I wonder what phrenologists would say about the bumps on my head. Would they say I have the abilities to be a doctor, or a plumber, or a thief.
* Well, I'm not sure exactly what the connection is between a person's abilities and the physical characteristics of the head. But although there's no scientific basis for phrenology, it is true that the bead is the center control for the rest of the body.
* I guess you are right. Scientists now know that different parts of the brain control different parts of the body.
* Yes. And I wouldn't be surprised that the scientists one day discover that certain aspect of phrenology has scientific application.

35. What is the source of the woman's information?
36. According to phrenology, what determines a person's character?
37. What does the woman say about the sections of the brain?

PART C
38 to 42 Talk given in a library science class.
In the early 1800s, the paper industry was still using rags as its basic source of fiber as it had for many centuries. However the rag supply couldn't keep up with the growing demand for paper. The United States alone was using 250 thousand tons of rags each year. And a quarter of that had to be imported. It was clear that a new source of fiber was needed to keep up with the demand for paper. The answer to this problem turned out to be paper made from wood pulp, something that was abundantly available in north America. IN Canada, the first wood pulp mill was set up in 1866 and it was immediately successful. But while wood pulp solved the problem of quantity it created a problem of quality. Wood contains a substance called lignin. The simplest way to make large quantities of cheap paper involved leaving the lignin in the wood pulp. But lignin is acidic and its presence in paper has shorten the life expectancy of paper from several centuries for rag pager to less than a century for paper made from wood pulp. This means that books printed less than a hundred years ago are already turning yellow and beginning to disintegrate, even though books printed much earlier maybe in the conditions. This is bad enough for the older books on your bookshelf but it opposes a huge problem for libraries and the collections of government documents.

38. What does the speaker mainly discuss?  
39. What did the paper industry need a new source of fiber in the early 1800s?
40. What can inferred about the first wood pulp mill in Canada?
41. According to the speaker, what is the problem with lignin?
42. According to the speaker, what problem do libraries face?

43 to 47 Radio announcer talking about a current topic.
A recent report has shown that here in the United States, we've experienced an evolution concerning our attitudes towards the workweek and the weekends. Although some calendars still mark the beginning of a week as Sunday, more and more of us are coming to regard Monday as the first day of the week with Saturday and Sunday comprising the two-day period thought as the weekend. In fact the word "weekend" didn't even exist in English until about the middle of last century. In England at that time, Saturday afternoons had just been added to Sundays and holidays as a time for workers to have off from their jobs. This innovation became common in the United States in the 1920s, but as the workweek were shortened during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the weekend expanded to two full days - Saturday and Sunday. Some people thought that this trend would continue due to increasing automation and the workweek might decrease to four days or even fewer. But so far this hasn't happened. The workweek seems to have stabilized as forty hours made up of five eight-hour days. After this commercial I'll be back to talk about the idea of adding Monday to the weekend.

43. What is the speaker mainly discussing?
44. According to the speaker, what is changing in the way people think about the week?
45. According to the speaker, how has the amount of time people work changed from the early part of the century?
46. What does the speaker imply about the workweek in England in early 1800s?
47. According to the speaker, what affect did some people think the increasing use of automation would have?

48 to 50 A professor talking to her music students.
I don't think I have told you about my trip to Tanglewood's music festival. When I was in college, I won a music competition and the prize was a week at Tanglewood. Anyway it is one of the world's most famous music festivals and the summer pome the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills in New England. The summer musical season consists given over about mine weeks: from just 1st through the first week in September. The biggest  stars on the music scene appear here. The year I went I was Lucky enough to see Leonard Bemstein conducting. I understand it is sometimes hard to get tickets but of course mine were a part of the prize. If you want to sit inside the tickets are expensive. It's much cheaper to sit outside on the lawn. But it might rain, or sometimes it is really cool even in the summer. Either way the sound system is excellent. So it doesn't really matter where you sit. I seem to recall that the festival got started in the 1930s. Some Berkshire residents invited a symphony orchestra to perform a few outdoor concerts. The concerts were so successful that after a couple of years that things really took off. And the festival has got bigger and better every year. Attending was such a wonderful experience. I'd love to be able to go again. And I hope that all of you would be able to go too.

48. Why did the professor originally go to Tanglewood?
49. According to the professor, what is the disadvantage of sitting on the lawn?
50. What does the professor imply about the festival?
51. What is the killdeer's nest in parking lot an example of?  (A)
52. According to the speaker, what is a possible reason that birds began to build nests in trees?  (A)

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1.
I'm really exhausted, but I don't want to miss that documentary that comes on at eleven.
If I were you. I'd skip it. We both have to get up early tomorrow and anyway. I've heard it's not that exciting.
What does the man imply the woman should do?

2.
You've certainly been reading that one page for a long time now.
Well, I'm being tested on it tomorrow.
What does the woman imply?

3.
The storm last night damaged some of the neighbor's rools.
I don't wander.
What does the woman mean?

4.
The university bookstore opens at 9 in the morning.
Oh, dear. I need a textbook for my eight o'clock class today.
What does the woman mean?

5.
I've been waiting all week for this concert. The philharmonic is supposed to be excellent and with our student discount the tickets will be really cheap.
Uh-uh, I'm afraid I left my student ID in my other purse.
What does the wman imply?

6.
Sarah, did you have a chance to buy that new novel you wanted?
No, but I had Doris get it for me.
What does Sarah say about the novel?

7.
My parents are coming to see our apartment this weekend.
Looks as if I'd better lend you my vacuum cleaner then.
What does the woman imply?

8.
Those packages tok forever to arrive.
But they did arrive, didn't they?
What does the man say about the packages?

9.
My math assignment's due tomorrow morning and I haven't even started it yet.
I'll miss you at the party tonight.
What does the woman imply?

10.
I need to find a new roommate.
So John's going to Callifornia after all.
What can be inferred from the conversation?

11.
Bill has only been on the job a week and already he's acting like he is the boss.
He's not going to last ong with that attitude.
What does the woman imply?

12.
There is a great antique show at the grand auditorium. Let's go see it this evening.
I have worked realy hard all day ong.
Would it be there for a while?
What does the man imply?

12.
Would you like to come to Janet's surprise party tommorrow night?
I'm going to a concert tomorrow. I wish I could be in 2 places at once.
What does the man mean?

14.
You know, every time I talk to Mary I get the feelin she's been critical of me.
Don't you think you are overreacting a bit?
What does the woman mean?

15.
WHy did you come to the meeting late? I left a message with your roommate about the time chage.
She has a very short memory and it really gets on my nerve sometimes.
What does the woman imply?

16.
Pam says she likes art museums.
Bust she doesn't often visit them, does she?
What does the woman imply about Pam?

17.
How long has it been since you saw Becky?
I bumped into her at the market just last week.
What does the woman mean?

18.
The forecast is for a severe winter. Are you prepared?
Hardly. I'm waiting for the next sale to get a down jacket.
What does the woman imply?

19.
Do you know what year Thomas was born?
Don't ask me. I'm not good with dates.
What does the man mean?

20.
I think I'll add that information to my paper.
You really should check it out in you reference book.
What does the woman imply?

21.
I heard you had a barbecue down at the beach. How did it go?
It poured. We had to postpone it again.
What does the woman mean?

22.
I have an appointment with Dr. Stevens at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
But something's come up I'd like to reschedule. Uh, any chance I can get in by the end of this week?
Well, we just had a cancellation for Friday. After that, the doctor will be out of the office for 2 weeks.
What does the woman mean?

23.
I have to type all these reports by Monday morning.
There goes your sleep this weekend.
What does the man mean?

24.
This should be State Street up here on the left.
It's not. I think you should've turned left at the last intersection.
What does the woman mean?

25.
How about seeing the new movie at the North Part Theater tonight?
Sounds great. But I got go over my notes for tomorrow's mid-term
What can be inferred about the man?

26.
Did you get traveler's checks to take on your vocation?
Yeah. It sure beat carrying around a wallet for big bills.
What does the woman mean?

27.
Let's ask professor Brown if she can give us the final exam during the last week of classes.
You mean instead of during the exam period? Not much chance of that.
What does the woman mean?

28.
Let's ask professor Brown if she can give us the final exam during the last week of classed.
You mean instead of during the exam period? Not much chance of that.
What does the woman mean?

28.
I've had enough of this museum. Why don't we skip the gift shop?
Look. We promised my brother the poster so we haven't much choice.
What does the woman mean?

29.
Hey, Dan. I hear you're meeting Susan's parents for the first time.
Yeah, next weekend. Fortunately her father loves to fish so we'll have something to talk about.
What can be inferred about Dan?

30.
I need to find a dermatologist. You're familiar with Dr. Smith, do you recommend her?
Well, I've been seen by her a few times. And the best I can say for her is she has interesting magazines in her waiting room.
What doe the woman imply?

Part B

Question 31 through 34

* John, have you chosen a physical education class yet for this semester?
* No. Why?
* You've got to take rock-climbing. We just had the first class and it looks like it gonna to be great.
* You think I should take rock-climbing? You've got to be kidding. Besides, how can they teach rockclimbing when it's completely flat around here?
* That's not important. You can't just start climbing without any training. You had to get in shape, learn how to use the ropes, the belts, the buckles, there's a lot of preparation first.
* You don't think it's just a little bit dangerous?
* Not if you know how to use the safety equipment, which is, by the way, pretty hi-tech. The ropes are made of elastic fabrics that stretch a little, the shoes have special plastic. You have to learn how to use all these before you do any real climbing.
* Well, what's the appeal? We'll spend the whole semester studying something we don't actually get to do.
* We will take a climbing trip during spring break. But that's not the point. Climbing is not the only goal. In preparing to climb you learn patience, mental discipline and you gain fantastic physical strength, especially in your hands. For the first fe weeks we're going to concentrate entirely on hand and upper body exercise.
* All that in one sport? Maybe you are right. Since it's not too late to join the class, maybe I will.

Q31. What is the woman trying to do?
Q32. What does the man imply about rock-climbing at their college?
Q33. Why is the woman interested in rock-climbing?

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大家不要小瞧这些老题目
你做做这个
再做做6级听力
会有特别的感觉!

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辛苦啊。。
顶下支持下。。。
   http://www.miis.edu/gsti-about-dean.html                ..Today is a gift for us,that's why it's called  present...

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谢了
我还想找点口语的MP3联系口语啊
大哥大姐们,这厢有礼了

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东方的老师说
练美式口语最好用托福听力练习

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