第一个人经常提出一个请求、建议或意见等等，第二个人说的话一般以but为标志的句子来说出自己的意见。常见的提问方式：What do you learn from the conversation?
4. A) The apartment is better furnished.
B) She prefers to live in a quiet place.
C) It's less expensive to live in an apartment.
D) She finds her roommates difficult to get along with.
M: I hear you are moving to an apartment. Can you tell me why?
W: Actually, I didn't want to move. It would be more expensive to live outside the college. But I just can't bear the noise made by the people living next door.
Q: Why does the woman want to move?
W: The strike of the porters has hold up export orders for two weeks. Do you think it will end soon?
W: So far as I know, the management side has made an improved pay offer but the unions are just holding out for the original demands.
Q: What does the man think of the strike?
2. A) She is going to Finland.
B) She has visitors next week.
C) She has guests at her home.
D) She has just visited him this week.
M: Why don't you come to our house for dinner some time next week?
W: I'd like to, but we have visitors from Finland, perhaps next week.
Q: Why can't the woman accept the man's invitation?
3. A) He read the cabinet report.
B) He read the newspaper.
C) He listened to a radio report.
D) He's secretary telephoned him.
W: Mr. Johnson, have you heard the morning news report? Mill has resigned his post as Prime Minister.
M: I didn't turn on the radio this morning, but I did see the headlines. If you remember, he threatened to leave the office at the last cabinet meeting.
Q: How did Mr. Johnson learn that the Prime Minister has resigned?
3. A) She can't receive any calls.
B) She can't make any calls.
C) She can do nothing with the phone.
D) She can't repair the phone.
M: Can I help you, Ms?
W: Yes, I bought this telephone last week, and it works all right with out-going calls, but it doesn't ring for the incoming ones.
Q: What's the problem with the woman's telephone?
6. A) His English is still poor after ten years in America.��
B) He doesn't mind speaking English with an accent.��
C) He doesn't like the way Americans speak.��
D) He speaks English as if he were a native speaker.
M: Did you know this: after almost ten years in the United States, with such a strong accent.
W: Yes, but he is proud of it. He says it is a part of his identity.
Q: What does the conversation tell us about Mr. Li? Li still speaks English.
1. A) All the passengers were killed.
B) The plane crashed in the night.
C) No more survivors have been found.
D) It's too late to search for survivors.
W: Is the rescue crew still looking for survivors of the plane crash?
M: Yes, they have been searching the area for hours, but they haven't found anybody else. They will keep searching until night falls.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
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