Talks and Conversations 1
Questions 11 ~ 14 are based on the following conversation.
M: I’m going to Boston next week and I’d like to make some reservations. Can you fix that for me?
W: Sure. What dates are you traveling on?
M: Ur… Starting Monday, June 18, about mid-day, late morning or early afternoon.
W: Let me check, please. Yes, I can get you on a noon flight from New Orleans to Boston. How does that sound?
M: That’s just fine.
W: OK. Now where are you planning to stay?
M: Top Hotel, Boston. Would you make reservations for Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19? Two nights, single, with bath, please. By the way, I prefer it in the non-smoking area.
W: June 18 and 19. Single with bath. Non-smoking area. Top Hotel, Boston. Yes, they have the room available.
11 What is the man doing?
12 When is the man’s flight?
13 How long is the man going to stay in Boston?
14 Which of the following is not a requirement by the man for his accommodation?
本对话是一段关于订机票和酒店的日常对话，难度不大，主要考察细节获取。在听对话时可以预测会对日期、时间等细节进行提问，所以要注意抓取关键信息做好笔记。关键词：make reservations 预订 non-smoking area 无烟区
Talks and Conversations 2
Questions 15 ~ 18 are based on the following talk.
If you live in the United States, there are a number of ways that you and your family can mix well with the local residents. Many large American cities have sports teams. If you are working with Americans, it would be a good idea to find out about the local sports teams so that you can participate in the almost inevitable discussions about how our team will do this year. Sports review is also a good source of information from which you can learn about the most popular sports in the country.
Most Americans are car owners and some are even obsessive about the subject. They can spend hours discussing the merits of foreign cars versus American cars, deciding on the best family car or the best sports car. And car-repair is also a popular topic of discussion. You can contribute by talking about cars you have owned, or by sharing information you’ve read in automotive magazines such as Car And Driver or Popular Mechanics.
Americans watch television almost every night and attend movies regularly. So naturally, television shows and the latest movies become topics for discussion. If you are unable to watch American television or attend American movies, reading the entertainment section of such magazines as Time and Newsweek will keep you up to date on what is popular in America. Reading these magazines will also give you a broad American perspective on current events in both America and the world. They are good resources for information that you can use in discussions.
15 According to the speaker, why do we need to find out about the local sports teams in America?
16 What magazines will give you information about American movies?
17 Whom is the speaker addressing?
18 What is the main idea of the talk?
关键词：mix 融入，混合 sports review 体育评论 obsessive 着迷的 car-repair 修车 attend movies 看电影