A) Customer and salesman.
C) Employee and boss.
W: Hi! Jack. I just came back yesterday. Anything new while I was away?
M: Congratulations, Susan. It's said you'll be promoted to manager and become my immediate boss.
Q: What is most probably the relationship between the two speakers at the moment?
注：1. immediate boss 顶头上司
2. employee 雇员 employer 雇主
interviewer 面试者 interviewee 被面试者
payer 付款人 payee 收款人
A) The man is a forgetful person.
B) The typewriter is not new.
C) The man can have the typewriter later.
D) The man misunderstood her.
M: Isn't that a new brand of typewriter you are working at?
W: Oh, Bill. This isn't the first time you've asked me about it.
Q: What does the woman imply?
forgetful He is forgetful. Isn't he forgetful? How forgetful he is!
Absentminded slip one's mind
slipper 拖鞋 slippery 光滑的
shy embarrassed 窘迫的 self-conscious 自我意识的
keep to oneself keep one's mind/ thought consciousness 意识
outgoing sociable easygoing
A) There will be heavy fog in all areas.
B) There will be heavy rain by midnight.
C) There will be heavy fog in the east.
D) There will be fog in all areas by midnight.
W: It's nearly 10 o'clock. Let's listen to the weather forecast.
M: Here's the weather forecast. Fog is spreading from the east, and it'll affect all areas by midnight. It'll be heavy in some places.
Q: What's the weather forecast?
2. fog 大雾，浓雾 mist 薄雾
shower 阵雨 pour 倾盆大雨
high wind 大风 gale 狂风
3. let up 雨停了 clear up 天放晴
warm up 天变暖
4. super hot 特别热 burning hot 特别热
freezing cold 冰冷 icy cold 冰冷
A) She has been dismissed for her poor performance.
B) She has been fired by the company.
C) She has been granted leave for one month.
D) She has been offered a new job.
M: I'm sorry to tell you that you needn't come next week. You know, sales of our company have been poor recently.
W: I've always worked hard. Would you be kind enough to give me a month's time so that I can find a new job?
Q: What has happened to the woman?
找到工作高兴 失去工作伤心 拒绝工作奇怪 参见[P27-2]
A) To change the tennis shoes in the sportswear department.
B) To help his friend find the right department.
C) To find his lost shoes on the tennis court.
D) To buy himself a pair of tennis shoes.
M: Could you please tell me where I can find tennis shoes?
W: Yes. You can get them in the sportswear department on the right side of the store.
Q: What does the man want to do?
注：department store 一般会分楼层 floor
broken string 球拍断线 restring 重新上线
serve 发球 return 回球
forehand 正手 backhand 反手
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