M: That's the last thing in the world I ever want to do.
Q: What does the man mean?
8. M: What is Mr. Peterson going to do with his old house on
M: I heard he's thinking of turning it into a restaurant, which isn't a bad idea because it's still a solid building.
Q: What will Mr. Peterson do with his old house?
9. M: How do you like Professor Bockman's course on the History of Philosophy? He is a distinguished scholar on that subject.
M: He is a great teacher, but I'm having a hard time with the reading list. I feel I can't ever finish it.
Q: What problem does the woman have with the course?
10. W: Robert wants to know if he can go with us to the party.
M: That's odd. This morning he said he wanted to go by himself.
Q: What do we learn about Robert?
注：That's odd/ ridiculous/ absurd
Section B Compound Dictation
President Clinton later today joins (S1) _______________ presidents Ford, Carter and Bush at "the president's summit for America's future" (S2) ______________ at recruiting one million volunteer tutors to provide after-school, weekend and summer reading help for up to three million children. Mr. Clinton will ask Congress this coming week for nearly three (S3) ______________ dollars to fund a five-year program called "America Reads".
The program would fund the (S4) _______________ efforts of 20 thousand reading (S5) _________________ and it would also give (S6) ________________ to help parents help children read by the third grade, or about age eight. During his Saturday radio (S7) ______________, the president explained why the program is important. "We need 'America Reads' and we need it now. Studies show that if the fourth-graders fail to read well, (S8) _____________________________. But, 40 percent of them still can't read at a basic level."
Volunteer tutors, who provide community service in exchange for college funding are being used in literacy and tutoring programs. (S9) _____________________.
The president says many of the
S1--S7 考的是词 S8--S10 考的是句子结构：必须有主语和谓语
可以用阿拉伯数字 句子必须有主语和谓语 注意首字母大写问题
S8 They' re likely to leave school and not likely to succeed.
S9 The program, started by President Clinton, is criticism by Congress.
S10 Many universities are sending many students to support the program.
S1 former S2 aimed S3 billion S4 coordination
S5 specialists S6 grants S7 address
S8 They' re likely to drop out of school and less likely to succeed in life.
S9 The program, initiated by President Clinton, has come under criticism by Congress.S10 Dozens of colleges and universities are prepared to send thousands of their students in support of the program.
Passage Twenty-five (Exploration of the Titanic) After resting on the ocean floor, split asunder and rusting, for nearly three-quarters of a century, a great ship seemed to
Passage Twenty-seven (Analysis and Interpretation of the News) The newspaper must provide for the reader the facts, unalloyed, unslanted, objectively selected facts. But in