听下面 5 段对话。每段对话后有一个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项。听完每段对话后，你都有 10 秒钟的时间来回答有关小题和阅读下一小题。每段对话仅读一遍。
例：How much is the shirt?
A. 19.15. B. 9.18. C. 9.15.
1. Where does this conversation take place?
A. In a classroom.
B. In a hospital.
C. In a museum.
2. What does Jack want to do?
A. Take fitness classes.
B. Buy a pair of gym shoes.
C. Change his work schedule.
3. What are the speakers talking about?
A. What to drink.
B. Where to meet.
C. When to leave.
4. What is the relationship between the speakers?
5. Why is Emily mentioned in the conversation?
A. She might want a ticket.
B. She is looking for the man.
C. She has an extra ticket.
第二节 (共 15 小题;每小题 1.5 分，满分 22.5 分)
听下面 5 段对话或独白。每段对话或独白后有几个小题，从题中所给的A、B、C三个选项中选出最佳选项。听每段对话或独白前，你将有时间阅读各个小题，每小题 5 秒钟;听完后，各小题将给出 5 秒钟的作答时间。每段对话或独白读两遍。
听第 6 段材料，回答第 6、7 题。
6. How long did James run his business?
A. 10 years.
B. 13 years.
C. 15 years.
7. How does the woman feel about James’ situation?
听第 7 段材料，回答第 8 至 10 题。
8. What has Kate’s mother decided to do?
A. Return to school.
B. Change her job.
C. Retire from work.
9. What did Kate’s mother study at college?
A. Oil painting.
B. Art history.
C. Business administration.
10. What is Kate’s attitude toward her mother’s decision?
听第 8 段材料，回答第 11 至 13 题。
11. What is the man doing?
A. Chairing a meeting.
B. Hosting a radio program.
C. Conducting a job interview.
12. What benefits Mary most in her job?
A. Her wide reading.
B. Her leaders’ guidance.
C. Her friends’ help.
13. Who will Mary talk about next?
A. Her teacher.
B. Her father.
C. Her mother.
听第 9 段材料，回答第 14 至 17 题。
14. Why does the man seldom do exercise?
A. He lacks motivation.
B. He has a heart problem.
C. He works all the time.
15. What does Jacob Sattelmair probably do?
A. He’s an athlete.
B. He’s a researcher.
C. He’s a journalist.
16. Why does the woman speak of a study?
A. To encourage the man.
B. To recommend an exercise.
C. To support her findings.
17. How much time will the man probably spend exercising weekly?
A. 300 minutes.
B. 150 minutes.
C. 75 minutes.
听第 10 段材料，回答第 18 至 20 题。
18. What did the scientists do to the road?
A. They repaired it.
B. They painted it.
C. They blocked it.
19. Why are young birds drawn to the road surface?
A. It’s warm.
B. It’s brown.
C. It’s smooth.
20. What is the purpose of the scientists’ experiment?
A. To keep the birds there for a whole year.
B. To help students study the birds well.
C. To prevent the birds from being killed.
W: Excuse me, sir. Visiting hours are over now. Your wife must get some rest.
M: Oh, I’m sorry, doctor. I didn’t hear the bell, or I would have left earlier.
M: Hello, my name is Jack. I need to get in shape. How do I register for the classes?
W: We’ll need you to join the gym, and then you could find out which classes fit your schedule the best.
W: I’ll see you at the theatre.
M: Better still, let’s meet in the Red Lion Bar to have a nice little talk.
W: Good idea. And I’d love to have a drink there.
M: Hello, my name is John Arbor. And I’m calling to ask about the position advertised in Friday’s Daily Mail.
W: Yes, the position is still open. You could come over and have a talk with us.
M: I have an extra ticket to the concert tonight. Would you like to join me?
W: Thanks! But I already have one. You can ask Emily. She might be interested.
W: Did you know James went out of business?
M: Really? When was that?
W: Last month.
M: That’s too bad. He had owned that business for 15 years. What happened?
W: I don’t know. But life must be pretty tough for his family now. His sons are still so young; one is 13, and the other is 10.
M: Well, maybe things are not as bad as they seem to be.
W: I hope so.
W: Guess what?My mother’s decided to go back to school!
W: Well, she always loved art, but learned business administration at college because her parents thought it was difficult for an artist to find a job.
M: So, she wants to study art now?
W: Yeah, oil painting. It’s been her dream for a long time.
M: It’s nice to return to learn what she loves. But, Kate, I still think old age should be about peace and relaxation. Hurrying to school every day and having to pass exams sounds a bit too much for her.
W: You know, she retired last year and I’m leaving for the university soon. She needs to find something interesting to do.
M: Well, maybe, if it’s what she wants.
M: Dear listeners, for today’s show, I have with me my colleague, Mary Laney. She has been a radio TV reporter for many years. Mary, welcome to our show.
W: It’s a pleasure to be here.
M: Would you please tell our listeners who most influenced your decision to become a reporter?
W: Both my parents had a great influence upon my choice of work. Instead of trying to pick out a job for me, they helped me learn those things that led me to it.
M: How did they do that?
W: My father always told me that an education was one of the greatest advantages I could have, one that would always stay with me. He used to tell me that readers were leaders, and encouraged me to read all I could. As a result, I’ve always kept up with the newspapers, faithfully read news magazines and learned to really enjoy books, all of which have been an invaluable help to me in radio and television reporting.
M: What about your mother?
W: Well, my mother helped me in a much different way.
M: We all know that exercise is good for us. But sometimes it seems too hard to leave the sofa.
W: I can see that. You seldom do exercise.
M: Plus, having the doctor tell us to get two and a half hours of exercise a week doesn’t really help our motivation much.
W: Don’t be discouraged. Now, a new study suggests getting benefits from exercise doesn’t have to be that demanding. Jacob Sattelmair, from Harvard University, has done a study into how much exercise is needed to lower the risk of heart attacks.
W: The study showed that people who put in 300 minutes a week of exercise had a 20% lower risk of death due to heart disease. Still, the people who exercise 150 minutes a week did pretty well, too, lowering their death risk by 14%.
M: And what about the people who exercise half as much as that, like what I probably do?Does that help?
W: Of course. Even 15 minutes would help.
Here is a piece of news for bird lovers. Scientists have painted a long road red, yellow, and white. They hope to discourage the seabirds from wandering onto the highway. “The area is home to large crowds of birds that come to stay for the season. Young birds are often attracted to the warm road surface and get killed by the traffic,” biology student Hannah tells the broadcaster. The youngsters’ feathers are brown in color. The dark-colored road surface makes the youngsters hard to be noticed. As the number of tourists has grown, so has the amount of traffic on the roads. Biologist Kristin says the plan is to see how the birds respond to the multi-colored road this summer. And if it works, the idea could spread to other parts of the country.
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