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Unit 4 How's the weather today?
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Unit 4 test
Part I Script
Directions: Listen to the short dialogs, and then choose the correct answers to the questions. You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to choose the correct answers. Use the second playing to check your answers.
1.(Listen to the audio recording for the question.)
2.(Listen to the audio recording for the question.)
A. He tells the woman not to count him in.
B. He tells the woman to bring some chicken for picnic.
C. He thinks the weather report may not be correct.
D. He thinks the weatherman is trustworthy.
3.(Listen to the audio recording for the question.)
A. Mike never saw snow in his hometown before.
B. Alice never saw snow in her hometown before.
C. Mike's hometown has lots of snow.
D. Alice's hometown has lots of snow.
4.(Listen to the audio recording for the question.)
A. The speakers are at the beach.
B. The man enjoys the sunset very much.
C. The woman doesn't trust the man.
D. It is going to rain the following week.
5.(Listen to the audio recording for the question.)
A. Tomorrow is a fine day.
B. Tomorrow is cloudy.
C. It will be pretty cold tomorrow morning.
D. People should dress fewer clothes tomorrow night.
Part II Script
Directions: Listen to the recording, and then fill in the blanks with the missing words. You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there
will be time to write the missing words. Use the second playing to check your answers.
Well, honey. I'd But don't you think it's going to rain?
It's cloudy outside.
W:The weatherman said there is no rain today.
Well, he is the
W:If you insist, I'll call Ann to go with me.
Part III Script
Directions: Listen to the recording, and then choose the correct answers to the questions. You will hear the recording twice. After the first playing, there will be time for you to choose the correct answers. Use the second playing to check your answers.
1.What would Anthony like to do today?
A. He would like to attend classes.
B. He would like to play football.
C. He wants to watch a football game.
D. He wants to study physics.
2.What day is today?
D. None of the above.
3.What does "cross my fingers for" probably mean?
A. "Cross swords with".
B. "Sit idly with our fingers crossed".
C. "Wish for good luck".
D. "Believe there will be bad luck".
4.What does Anthony want to do if the weather is going to be bad?
A. He wants to play football today.
B. He wants to play football tomorrow.
C. He wants to play football the day after tomorrow.
D. He wants to call off the football game.
5.Why does Ann suggest Anthony attend the classes?
A. The weather is bad today anyway.
B. The weather will be fine tomorrow.
C. Physics is interesting to him.
D. The Physics class is very important.
Directions: Choose the best answer to each of the following statements.
1.What number must the general manager dial to _______ that call?
A. turn back
C. phone back
D. give back
2.For further information, please _______ 54362163, extension 205.
A. get in touch
C. contact with
3.In spring people's mental abilities are ______ by the same factors that
bring about great changes in nature.
4.If you see a rainbow in rainy weather in the evening, this is a _______
that the weather will soon be fine.
5.Sometimes distant _______ such as hills and trees seem to be very clear
6.They'll be here at eleven ______.
7.I heard on TV that a storm is ______ Florida.
A. reaching to
C. approaching to
8.One method of weather forecasting is ________ your eyes and your brain.
A. simple to use
B. simply to use
C. simple using
D. simply use
9.Hey, Jane! Does everyone know ________ time to meet us tomorrow for the
B. in which
D. in what
10.Once I saw a complete stranger picking up litter close to _______ we live.
A. the place which
B. in the place where
11.You may not believe that our mental abilities _______.
A. vary from season to season
B. vary with a season
C. change in season
D. change at season
12.When the manager is back, please ask him to call me _______ this number.
13.What is the complete number the man should dial to ________ his friend in
B. reach to
C. call at
D. call for
14.People seem to be ________ in spring than they are in any other season.
A. a lot of sharper
B. a lot sharper
C. a lot of sharp
D. a lot sharp
Language and culture tips
W: What a fine day! How about calling John to go cycling together? M: It's a good idea. His phone number is 6697-82132. Q: What's John's phone number? Questioin 2
W: The weatherman said that tomorrow will be a sunny day. So we can go on
a picnic. M: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched. The weatherman is not
dependable. Q: What does the man mean? Questioin 3
W: Mike, you might be surprised if I told you I've never seen snow in my
hometown. M: Not really, Alice. I know it seldom snows in the south. Q: What can we conclude from the conversation? Questioin 4
W: Look at the beautiful sunset. It's incredible.
M: You'd better take another glimpse. According to the weather forecast,
it will rain on and on for a week. Q: What can we conclude from the conversation? Questioin 5
M: Did you catch what the weatherman said?
W: Sure. He said that we could enjoy the warmth of the sunshine tomorrow,
but we should bundle up at night as the temperature will drop sharply. Q: What do we learn from the speakers?
W: Dave, would you like to go shopping with me now?
M: Well, honey. I'd love to. But don't you think it's going to rain? It's
W: The weatherman said there is no rain today.
M: Well, he is the last man in the world I will trust. W: If you insist, I'll call Ann to go with me. M: Okay, take care!
Anthony: Ann, it's too bad we have classes and I can't play football today.
The weather is so great.
Don't worry, Anthony, maybe you could play on Saturday morning.
Anthony: I wonder what the weather will be like then.
Ann:You can call the weather office. I know the phone number. It's 661-3047.
Anthony:Great idea! I'll cross my fingers for perfect weather tomorrow. But if the weather is going to be bad, I'll skip classes today.
Ann:That's not a good idea. The Physics class today is very important.
If you miss it, it'll take you lots of time to study the book by
Anthony:But if I can't play football, I can't concentrate in class.