1. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Teacher and student.
B. Doctor and nurse.
C. Nurse and patient.
2. Why does the woman thank the man?
A. He lent her some money.
B. He gave her a ten-pound kill.
C. He returned her lost money.
3. What will the man probably do tomorrow?
A. Playing tennis with the woman.
B. Go Swimming with the woman.
C. Go hiking with a friend.
4. Who is the best novelist in the woman’s opinion?
A. Charles Dickens.
B. D. H. Laurence.
5. When is John supposed to arrive?
A. At 7:30 am.
B. At 8:00 am.
C. At 8:15 am.
6. What is the limit of luggage?
A. A suitcase under 32 kg.
B. A suitcase under 64 kg.
C. Two suitcases under 64 kg.
7. What can we learn about the man?
A. He’ll in the smoking section.
B. He has a bag with him.
C. He has no passport.
8. What is Lisa’s English final?
A. To present a speech.
B. To write an essay.
C. To act
9. Why does the man tell the woman not to worry about her speech?
A. Because only a few students will choose Shakespeare.
B. Because she will do a better speech than other students.
C. Because a good professor will grade all students fairly.
10. What is the first step in preparing a speech?
A. To do some research.
B. To select a topic.
C. To write an outline.
11. What does the man want to learn?
A. Computer science.
B. Driving skills.
C. A language.
12. How long does the course last?
A. About 20 days.
B. About 35 days.
C. About 2 months and 5 days.
13. When can he take the final exams?
A. From August 16th to 20th.
B. From August 16th to 18th.
C. From August 18th to 20th.
14. What was the woman talking about at the beginning of the conversation?
A. Her story of completing a task.
B. Her experience of being lost.
C. Her trip abroad.
15. What did the man do in the bar in Germany?
A. He met his friends.
B. He attended a lecture.
C. He gave a concert.
16. How did the man find his way back to the bar?
A. By following someone.
B. By looking at a map.
C. By asking an old woman.
17. What do we know about the man?
A. He likes the noise in the bar.
B. He likes to wear T-shirts.
C. He doesn’t speak German.
18. What was Einstein’s first job in Switzerland?
A. Teaching in a school.
B. Doing research in a college.
C. Working for the government.
19. When did Einstein move to the Unite States?
A. In 1896.
B. In 1905.
C. In 1933.
20. What does the speaker mainly talk about?
A. Einstein’s musical talent.
B. Einstein’s life experience.
C. Einstein’s scientific research.
During the cold winter days, there are some interesting festivals in the world. Look at the following ones.
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival
Time: January 5 to February 5
People build incredible things out of ice and snow, decorating them with lights. The Carnival of Venice
Time: between February and March
One of the most beautiful festivals in the world, people wear masks and elaborate costumes to hide differences among classes, and there are contests for the best costumes.
Time: late February/March, on the last full moon day.
Hindus and Sikhs, in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka celebrate the main day of this incredibly fun 16-day festival by throwing colored powder and water at each other. Sundance Film Festival
Place: Utah, the US
Time: end of February
The largest independent film festival in the US. Watch both feature films and shorts. You need to buy a ticket.
21. Which country will you go if you like watching movies?
22. Which festival may you go If you want to see sculptures made of ice?
A. Sundance Film Festival.
B. The Carnival of Venice.
C Holi Festival. D. Harbin Ice and Snow Festival.
23. When can you enjoy Holi Festival?
A. In early January
B. In late February
C. In early March
D. In late January.
We often just use our sense of sight, touch, smell, and taste to eat food. But what about our sense of hearing? Does sound also affect our dining experience?
A new report answers, “yes, it does.”
That answer comes from researchers at Brigham Young University and Colorado State University in the United States. They found that hearing is important in the eating experience.
Hear ing is often called “the forgotten food sense’’, says Ryan Elder. Elder is an assistant p rofessor of marketing at Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management. He says that if people notice the sound the food makes as they eat it, they might eat less. On the other hand, watching loud television or listening to loud music while eating can hide such noises. And this could lead to overeating.
For the study, the researchers wanted to test whether the sounds of eating—chewing, chomping and crunching—had any effect on how much a person ate. During the experiments, the test subjects wore headphones and listened to noise at either a high or low audio level. Then researchers gave them a crunchy snack: pretzels. The study found that subjects who listened to the higher volume noise ate more pretzels than those with the low audio levels.
Elder says that when hiding I he sounds of eating, like when you watch television or listen to loud music while eating, we take away the sense of hearing. And this may cause you to cat more than you would normally. The researchers are calling this, the “crunch effect”.