1. Where does the conversation probably take place?
A. At a zoo.
B. In a library.
C. In a drugstore.
2. What will the man do next?
A. Change some money.
B. Take the food home.
C. Sit and eat his meal.
3. What does the woman suggest?
A. Buying a computer.
B. Hiring an assistant.
C. Starting a business.
4. What are the speakers talking about?
A. The weather.
B. The scenery.
C. The traffic.
5. When did the man see the film?
A. On Wednesday.
B. On Thursday.
C. On Saturday.
6. Who is the newcomer?
A. David Cook.
B. Joey Sanders.
C. Liam Neeson.
7. What is the newcomer’s position in the company?
A. He is a film director.
B. He is a program manager.
C. He is a department head.
8. What does the woman do?
A. She’s a secretary.
B. She’s a hotel maid.
C. She’s a salesperson.
9. What is the man going to do?
A. Change the sheets.
B. Have breakfast.
C. Meet his friends.
10. What does the man ask the woman to do at the end of the conversation?
A. Take the plate away.
B. Bring some towels.
C. Turn on the light.
11. Why does Jessica make the call?
A. To look for her passport.
B. To apply for a credit card.
C. To ask for the manager.
12. Where will Jessica go right after the phone call?
A. The bank.
B. Her home.
C. The supermarket.
13. How does the man sound?
14. What is the man doing?
A. Placing an order.
B. Selling insurance.
C. Conducting an interview.
15. What did Leaney study for a degree?
C. Public Relations.
16. What is an advantage of a smaller business according to Leaney?
A. Greater contributions to the neighborhood.
B. Closer employer-employee relationship.
C. More flexibility in providing services.
17. What is Leaney’s plan for the next two weeks?
A. To visit her parents.
B. To call her relatives.
C. To finish her work.
18. What is the purpose of the talk?
A. To present a prize.
B. To introduce a lecturer.
C. To recommend a book.
19. Where is Russell working now?
A. In Oxford.
B. In Chicago.
C. In Virginia.
20. What does Russell think of sleep?
A. It’s seldom studied.
B. It’s just a waste of time.
C. It’s of great importance.
W: So you need some information on animal cells. Check the top shelf and you may find what you want.
M: Oh, I see. May I borrow one for a day or two?
W: Sorry, the reference books are not for lending.
M: I’d like a chicken roll, an order of fries, and a chocolate shake.
W: For here or to go?
M: I’ll eat here. And here’s twenty dollars.
M: I think we should replace that old computer.
W:Em, the old computer. Why not get an assistant too? Our business is growing fast.
W: Oh, another windy day! It’s dusty everywhere and I can hardly see anything. It must be dangerous to drive on such days.
M: Yes. It’s been like this for a week.
W: Did you see the film on Wednesday?
M: No, I went on Thursday night. Did you…on Wednesday?
W: I was going to, but couldn’t make it. I think I will go on Saturday night.
W: Hey, Michael. Did you hear about the newcomer?
W: We girls just call him Liam Neeson, because he looks so much like him from the film Schindler’s List.
M: Oh, you mean Joey Sanders. He is the new head of the marketing department.
W: Is he? I thought he was in your department, taking David Cook’s place in charge of the I’m One of Three program.
M: As a matter of fact, I’m head of the I’m One of Three program now.
W: May I come in, sir?
M: Yes. Thanks for coming so quickly.
W: Certainly, sir. How can I help you?
M: I’d like some fresh towels in the bathroom.
W: I’ll get them immediately. Would you like me to also change the sheets?
M: Excellent. Oh, by the way, I can never find the light switch when I get back in the evening.
W: I’ll make sure to leave the lamp on after I finish cleaning up.
M: That’s good to hear. Well, it’s time for me to see my friends.
W: Enjoy your day, sir.
M: Oh, I will. Just a second, could you also take out the plate with this morning’s breakfast?
W: Yes, sir. I’ll take it with me when I finish tidying up.
M: Mega Bank services. Good morning.
W: Ah, good morning. My name is Jessica Meghani. I was in your bank earlier this morning and I’m wondering if I dropped my passport while I was there. Has anybody found a passport by any chance?
M: Hold on a moment. I’ll check for you. Hello?
M: Yes. One of our customers has just handed in a passport.
W: Oh, thank goodness for that.
M: When exactly did you lose your passport?
W: Oh, I didn’t notice until about half an hour ago, but I was in the bank at about 9:30 this morning.
M: Have you lost anything else?
W: Anything else? No, I don’t think I have.
M: Something you used in the bank.
W: Oh, my goodness. My credit card is gone as well.
M: Yes. You left your credit card on the counter.
W: Now I’m in the supermarket. I’ll come and pick them up after I’ve taken the shopping home.
M: That will be fine. Remember to bring some photo identification with you.
W: OK. See you in a moment and thanks.
M: See you later.
M: Hello, can I speak to Ms. Leaney?
W: This is Leaney. May I know who’s calling?
M: I’m Adam Watt from the Seven Star Insurance Company. Thank you for your interest in our company. I need some more information from your side.
W: Oh, sure, Mr. Watt, please go ahead.
M: You’ve got a degree in Finance. Why did you apply for this job?
W: I read the job description and discovered a few interesting programs that I’d like to be a part of. They are challenging yet rewarding, just the sort of things I consider to fit me best.
M: I see. But given your educational background, wouldn’t you want to work for some bigger companies?
W: I prefer smaller companies to bigger ones, because a smaller business has the ability to be more flexible in its service offerings. In a small company, we can provide our customers with the exact service that they need. By doing this, we can form a closer relationship with our customers as if they were our neighbors or relatives.
M: That’s very interesting. When will you be available for employment?
W: In two weeks. I’ve promised my parents a ten-day visit. I can start work immediately after I’m back.
M: Great! I will call you back in a couple of days about our final decision.
W: OK. Thank you very much.
Sleep is of the dead. Sleep is a criminal waste of time. That’s not me talking. That’s two famous people, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison. But tonight, we have an equally well-known person, who disagrees with such ideas. He is Russell Foster. He is one of this country’s living scientists in sleep studies and the freethinking lecturer of the year. Russell is a man who thinks deeply and sleeps deeply, and he wants us to stop seeing sleep as an inconvenience, something to be gotten through, a man who wants us to take sleep as the most important behavioral experience that we have. Russell has been doing this research for decades at the University of Virginia, Chicago and now at Oxford. But his work also takes him beyond the lab. Through videos and popular books, Russell has become a public speaker for sleep. And tonight’s lecture is about his research. Please welcome Russell Foster.
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