第一部分 听力 (共两节，满分30分)
例：How much is the shirt?
A. £19.15. B. £9.18. C. £9.15.
1. What is the speakers’ destination?
A. The park.
B. The beach.
C. The hotel.
2. What is Nancy’s plan for Christmas?
A. To have dinner at home.
B. To do volunteer work.
C. To visit some friends.
3. What is wrong with the man’s watch?
A. It’s fast.
B. It’s stopped.
C. It’s slow.
4. Where is the bookstore now?
A. On Lear Road.
B. On Nelson Street.
C. On Huntington Road.
5. What is the man going to do?
A. Do some shopping.
B. Give the woman a ride.
C. Make breakfast.
6. Why does the woman charge the man?
A. He’s returned a book late.
B. He’s damaged a book.
C. He’s lost a book.
7. How does the man feel about the fine?
A. It’s acceptable.
B. It’s too much.
C. It’s unnecessary.
8. What is special about the teacups?
A. They are finely decorated.
B. They are sold with candles.
C. They are shaped like hearts.
9. Why does the man take the apple-tree-to-be gift?
A. It looks attractive.
B. It provides instructions.
C. It will be a pleasant memory.
10. How much will the man pay for the girl?
11. What does Karl need according to Susan?
A. A holiday.
B. A promotion.
C. A pay raise.
12. What does Karl think his company should do?
A. Offer paid vacations.
B. Keep costs down.
C. Employ more people.
13. What does Susan agree to do for Karl?
A. Watch for job openings.
B. Post an advertisement.
C. Talk to his manager.
14. What is the woman’s original plan for tonight?
A. Have a good rest.
B. Study for an exam.
C. Celebrate her birthday.
15. What does the man intend to do with friends at 6:30?
A. Have dinner.
B. Watch a movie.
C. Have a party.
16. When will the party probably end?
A. At 10:00.
B. At 10:30.
C. At 11:00.
17. How does the man sound?
18. What is the talk mainly about?
A. Disease control.
B. Local events.
C. Government service.
19. What is prohibited at present in Oxton?
A. Watering gardens.
B. Smoking outdoors.
C. Washing cars.
20. What does the speaker say about the fire?
A. It destroyed a building.
B. It caused serious injuries.
C. It was quickly put out.
W: Steve, I think we have gone off, of course. We’ve been cycling for an hour and there’s no beach in sight.
M: I don’t think so. I’ve been checking the map. Across this part to the international hotel and the beach’s one mile from there.
M: Nancy, are you having a big Christmas dinner at your house this year?
W: Actually, I plan to spend Christmas at a homeless shelter with some friends. We just want to do something for the people there.
W: Oh, no, I think we’ve just missed the bus.
M: How can that be? It says here that the bus’s arriving at ten fifty five. My watch says we’re five minutes ahead of time. Wait a minute! The town hall clock is striking eleven!
M: There used to be a bookstore on the corner of Lear Road and Nelson Street. Is it still there?
W: Not any more. It’s a restaurant now. The bookstore has moved to Huntington Road, just next to the shopping centre.
W: Would you pick up some milk and eggs from the supermarket?
M: Sure, do you need anything else?
W: No, oh, wait! Get some bread too. We don’t have any for breakfast tomorrow.
W: What can I do for you?
M: I’d like to return these books.
W: kay, um. What happened to this book?
M: I dropped it and the cover tore off. Sorry!
W: Well, I’m afraid you’ll have to pay a fine for the damage.
M: How much?
W: Three dollars.
M: That’s not too bad.
W: You can pay it now or at the end of the month.
M: I’ll pay it now. Here you are.
W: Can I help you?
M: Yes, I’m looking for a gift for my daughter’s birthday, and I want something special.
W: Right, daughters are Daddy’s little girls. We have all kinds of sweet things that are specially designed for young girls. What about this set of heart shaped tea cups and saucers? Every time she pours a drink into the cup, a heart appears. The set includes six different colored tea cups and saucers. The price is fifty-six dollars ninety cents.
M: It looks quite good. What’s that bag over there?
W: It’s an apple-tree-to-be gift set. It has everything needed to grow an apple tree—tree seed, pot, growing medium and directions.
M: Oh, this is a great idea. Many years later, it will grow into a big apple tree in the garden, and it will always remind her of this special birthday.
W: Yeah, yeah, isn’t it great?
M: How much is it?
W: Twenty four dollars ninety-five cents.
M: I’ll take the apple tree set.
W: Karl, don’t you think you should take a break? You haven’t gone on a holiday for the last two years.
M: I would like to, Susan, but it is not possible. There is too much work.
W: But you look too tired. You need a break.
M: I know, but as long as they don’t hire more people, my chances are slim.
W: Why don’t they hire more people?
M: Because they want to keep costs down.
W: Have you discussed this with the manager?
M: Well, I did have a word with him last month, but I don’t think that helped much.
W: In that case, you should consider changing jobs.
M: I have been thinking about it for a while. You would let me know if you find any positions available, wouldn’t you?
W: Of course, but you should also look for wanted ads.
M: I’ve already done that, but I haven’t yet found a job opening that suits my skills.
W: Don’t lose hope. You will find a good job soon.
M: Amy, how are you doing?
W: Oh, hi Stewart. School is so crazy these days and when I’m not at school, I’m at work.
M: Hey, listen! I’m getting together with Sara and Paul tonight, and a few of our other friends are going to join us, and we’re… Well, we’re going out to eat and then catch a movie. Why don’t you come with us?
W: Hey, I’d love to, but I have to prepare for a test next week.
M: Ah, come on, we’re planning on having dinner around six-thirty and then seeing a movie at seven-thirty. Come on!
W: I hate, I don’t think, I’d better… I haven’t been feeling well lately.
M: Yeah, because you study too much. Come on! Relax! And at Sara’s birthday too. And we’re throwing her a small birthday party after the movie. It will be over at around ten-thirty and you’ll be home half an hour later. Come on!
W: Oh, okay. Where do we meet for the dinner?
M: At the Chinese restaurant on Jackson street. I’ll pick you up at six o’clock.
W: This is radio Oxton. It’s ten o’clock, and here is the local news. The hot dry weather is still causing problems. It hasn’t rained for six weeks and water is in short supply. The police have asked the local people not to water their gardens more than once a week during the emergency period. The washing of cars is completely banned. The temperature at two pm yesterday was a record 32 degrees. Hospitals have reported a large number of cases caused by the extreme heat. Old people and babies are most at risk. Unfortunately, the weather forecast says the hot dry weather will continue for three or four more days. Who says it always rains in England?
There has been a small fire at Oxton General Hospital. More than twenty patients were moved away from part of the building as firemen went for the fire. The fire was not serious. The firemen stopped it in a couple of minutes and everything now is back to normal. Well, that’s the news at ten o’clock. The next news will be in two hours at midday.
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