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A) He doesn't write well enough.
B) He is not a professional writer.
C) He hasn't got any professional experience.
D) He didn't perform well in the interview.
W: How was the job interview? I think you'll make a good journalist. I remember you as the best writer of the class.
M: Well, in fact, my application was turned down. They were looking for people with experience in the profession.
Q: Why didn't the man get the job?
1995年6月A) The first house they saw is too expensive.
B) They may save some money for the time being.
C) She is happy with the price set by the seller.
D) Less money will be spent in maintaining the house.
M: Of the two houses we have seen, which one do you think fits our needs better, the first one or the second one?
W: The second one. It seems very expensive. But in the long run, it will save us the money on the maintenance.
Q: What does the woman say about the reason for her choice?
A) She didn't know how to use the new oven.
B) She wanted her refrigerator to be fixed.
C) There is something wrong with the oven.
D) There is something wrong with the food.
M: Yes, Mrs. Smith. What can I do for you? Is it the refrigerator again?
W: No, it is the oven this time. I think something is wrong with the temperature control. Whatever I try to cook gets burned.
Q: Why does the woman call the man?
1997年6月A) His only son is dying .
B) His mother died some time ago.
C) He didn’t look after his sic wife.
D) He hasn’t taken good care of his son.
M: What kind of father am I? My only son almost died, and I didn’t even know he was ill.
W: Don’t blame yourself. You were too busy to pay attention to him. If his mother was still alive, things would have been much better.
Q: Why dose the man blame himself?
A) The visiting economist has given several lectures.
B) The guest lecturer's opinion is different from Dr. Johnson's.
C) Dr. Johnson and the guest speaker were schoolmates.
D) Dr. Johnson invited the economist to visit their college.
M: The visiting economist is speaking tonight. But Dr. Johnson doesn't seem to think much of him.
W: That's because Dr. Johnson comes from an entirely different school of thought.
Q: What do we learn from the woman's remark?
A) He'll give a lecture on drawing.
B) He doesn't mind if the woman goes to the lecture.
C) He'd rather not go to the lecture.
D) He's going to attend the lecture.
W: I don't imagine you have any interest in attending that lecture on drawing, do you?
M: Oh, yes, I do, now that you remind me of it.
Q: What do we learn about the man from the conversation?
A) She promised to help the man.
B) She came a long way to meet the man.
C) She took the man to where he wanted to go.
D) She suggested a way out of the difficulty for the man.
M: Thank you for your helpful assistance. Otherwise, I'd surely have missed it. The place is so out of the way.
W: It was a pleasure meeting you. Good bye!
Q: Why did the man thank the woman?
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