1. What is Linda?
A. A writer.
B. A student.
C. A teacher.
2. What is the man afraid of?
A. Saying something wrong.
B. Missing the interview.
C. Having an accident.
3. What does the woman want to do?
A. To buy another jacket.
B. To change a jacket.
C. To return a jacket.
4. Why does the man feel upset?
A. Someone said he was ugly.
B. He found his clothes ugly.
C. A guy stole his clothes.
5. What does the woman mean?
A. She wants her son to use a new key.
B. She feels very sorry for her son.
C. She disbelieves her son.
6. Why isn’t Jenny at the store?
A. She left work early.
B. She’s late for work.
C. She’s been out of work.
7. How does the man feel about Jenny?
8. What is lying on the railway tracks?
A. A rock.
B. A man.
C. A trunk.
9. What are the speakers about to do?
A. To find something red.
B. To wave the T-shirt.
C. To move the rock.
10. What does the man want to talk about?
A. Lucy’s work performance.
B. Lucy’s school education.
C. Lucy’s poor health.
11. What did the customer at Table 4 do that annoyed Lucy?
A. He ordered the special offer.
B. He made a complaint.
C. He praised her.
12. Why is Lucy in low spirits?
A. She hasn’t become a good waitress.
B. She hasn’t realized her dream.
C. She hasn’t made a plan.
13. How does the woman think Mark feels?
14. What was Catherine doing when the speakers got home?
A. Chatting with the operator.
B. Playing with her friends.
C. Reading her books.
15. What does the woman want to ensure?
A. Mark can apply what he’s learned.
B. Mark can help people in need.
C. Mark can pass the exam.
16. What will the speakers do for Mark?
A. Write down their own experiences.
B. Create an unexpected situation.
C. Keep a record of his reactions.
17. When did the magician first perform professionally?
A. In 1972.
B. In 1968.
C. In 1964.
18. What made the magician world famous?
A. His teaching job.
B. His global tours.
C. His TV show.
19. Which does the magician think is his greatest achievement?
A. Project Magic.
B. Box office records.
C. The Magic of ABC.
20. How is the magician different from other magicians?
A. He started his career early.
B. He believes in wonder.
C. He practises hard.
M: Wow, the literature class is so lively and interesting.
W: Yes. Linda uses a lot of games so that we can learn more effectively during the 45 minutes.
W: Come on, it’s only an interview!
M: Only an interview? Only an interview?! What if I panic? What if I…I say a silly word by accident?
W: I bought a size 10 of this jacket yesterday, but I just found size 8 fits me better. Could you hold this one for me? I’ll bring the other one back tomorrow.
M: Sure, ma’am. I will put this one away for you.
W: Sam, you look a bit upset.
M: Yes. I saw someone in the supermarket today. He was dressed in the same clothes as me. The clothes looked so ugly.
W: Oh, that’s interesting.
M: But when I went up to him, I saw it was me…myself…in the mirror!
M: Sorry, Mom. I’m late again. I lost my keys on my way home and tried hard to find them.
W: I’m sorry. I’ve got used to this kind of excuse. Could you try something new?
M: Welcome to our store. Can I help you, ma’am?
W: Yeah. I’m looking for Jenny.
M: She’s not here.
W: Um, is she coming in later?
M: Don’t ask me about her.
W: Why? Look, I’m concerned about her.
M: Well, your friend made me a big trouble.
W: What happened?
M: She disappeared in the middle of her work. I had to find someone else to fill in her position for the moment.
W: Look, what’s that on the railway tracks, David? A rock? A man?
M: Oh, it’s a tree trunk!
W: Gosh! A train is coming soon! It’s going to hit it! Let’s move it away.
M: There’s no time for that! We must stop the train. Let’s wave at it.
W: But we always wave at trains coming by. And the drivers are used to our waving.
M: We must wave something red. Red is for danger.
W: Good idea. Your T-shirt is red. Take it off!
M: Um, Lucy, I’m getting a lot of complaints.
W: Really? About what?
M: Well, apparently, one of our waitresses is having a nervous breakdown.
W: Who? Me?
M: Yeah! Um, listen, maybe you should take the rest of the night off if you don’t feel well.
W: You don’t understand. The guy at Table 4 said something horrible to me when I was telling him about today’s special offer.
M: What did he say?
W: He said I was…a good waitress.
M: That’s not bad.
W: I didn’t grow up to be a good waitress! That was never the plan. The plan was to be a lawyer.
M: OK. You’re a young woman. You can still do that.
W: Can I? A 32 single mother who didn’t even graduate from high school?
W: I think Mark is frightened to be left alone in the house. Although he doesn’t look anxious or unhappy, I know he’s just pretending to be brave.
M: Honey, he’s already 14. Remember, we left Catherine alone when she was 10.
W: That was a mistake! We didn’t leave her. We forgot her!
M: When we got home, she was fine…except that all her books were thrown out of the window. She was chatting with the emergency phone operator and had become friends with her.
W: Yeah. But we have to make sure that Mark knows what to do in case of emergency.
M: Of course he does. He took part in the first aid training program last month and passed the exam.
W: The exam? It helps absolutely no reality.
M: Hmm, you have a point.
W: I’ve got a solution. Let’s create an emergency situation for him. Then he’ll have real-life experience instead of just theory.
M: Shh. Keep the plan between us.
Welcome to this edition of The Stories of Super Geniuses. I’m Susan Wilbur. Today, you’re going to hear a story of a great magician. He was born on September 16, 1956 in New Jersey. He picked up magic at 8 and began performing professionally at 12. By the age of 16, he was already teaching magic at New York University. In 1977, he was chosen to host a TV show, The Magic of ABC. The show was a huge success, and made him known to the whole world. He understands his craft more than any other magician before him. He said, “Before there can be wonders, there must be wonder.” Where others think, “It can’t be done,” he always says, “Yes, it can.” With this attitude, he never stops amazing people with magic. But the greatest work he thinks he has done is Project Magic. This is a project established in March 1982 to help disabled patients. Every year, he performs over 550 shows and has created many box office records. His love for magic is everything to him. And to those who want to become great magicians, he gavethis advice: “Practise, practise, practise, and never consider anything impossible.” Do you know who he is now? Call 202-983-2476 to tell us the name of this magician, and you will get a DVD of his shows.