A) The environmental problem.
B) The health problem.
C) The educational problem.
D) The international problem.
W: I wonder if our children will still be able to breath the clean air, drink clean water and see the blue sky.
M: I agree with you. I think it's time man learned to live in harmony with the earth instead of just exploiting it.
Q: What are they talking about?
注：in harmony with 与……和谐相处
A) They think cinemas are too far away from their homes.
B) They are disappointed with the films produced these days.
C) They both dislike films about adventure stories.
D) They both like the idea of going to the cinema at night.
M: I used to go to the cinema a lot. It did make a nice night out, but not now.
W: No, I don't either. There aren't any good adventurous stories like the movies they made when I was young.
Q: What can be concluded from this conversation?
注：1. film 胶卷，电影
2. have a nice night out 在外面玩一宿
A) Their parents cut back the loan.
B) The woman doesn't want Frank to take another English course.
C) They can't pay the rent this month.
D) The woman's boss refused to give her a raise.
W: Frank, we've got a problem. We don't have enough money to pay the rent this month. I think I'd better ask Mom and Dad for a loan, or ask my boss for a raise.
M: Well, I don't know. But maybe I'd better not take another English course this semester.
Q: What's the problem they are talking about?
A) Ask Dr. Smith to alter his decision.
B) Ask Dr. Smith to call the library.
C) Get the book directly from Dr. Smith.
D) Get Dr. Smith's written permission.
M: May I take this book out? I need it to work on my paper for Dr. Smith's history class.
W: I am afraid not. The book has been put on reserve by Dr. Smith. Unless you have his written permission, we won't let it out.
Q: What should the man do to borrow the book?
注：1. put on reserve 保留
2. let it out 借出去
let us out 下课
break up 下课；分手
make up 补考；重归于好
old flame 旧情人
a big date 周末玩通宵
blind date 经介绍的第一次约会
stand sb. up 放鸽子
go steady 正式确定情侣关系
play the field 恋爱不专一
A) He feels unsympathetic.
B) He feels it's a pity.
C) He feels it's unfair.
D) He feels glad.
W: By the way, did you hear that Jack failed the midterm English exam? It' s too bad because it'll disqualify him for next year's scholarship.
M: He deserved it. He's never really studied since last semester.
Q: How does the man feel about Jack's failing the exam?
注：He deserved it. 他活该。
It's too bad. What a pity!
tough luck It's really tough.
Oh no! Uh-uh
Oh my. Oh dear.
Oh my goodness. Wow
cool super cool ultra cool
Yeah. You bet. Ah-huh
dummy 笨蛋 idiot 白痴
moron 白痴 jerk 废物
asshole 混蛋 S. O. B. son of bitch
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