Part I Dialogue Communication (15 minutes, 15 points)
Section A Dialogue Completion
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed by four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the answer that best suits the situation to complete the dialogue. Mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
1. [A]: Do you want to come over on Saturday? I'm having a little party.
A. Why are you going to have a party?
B. Oh, I like parties very much. I can meet a lot of interesting people.
C. How about a picnic? I think it is more interesting than a party.
D. Thanks. I'd love to. What time?
2. [A]: Did you hear about those people who got hurt when going mountain climbing? I think they shouldn't allow people to go mountain climbing. It's too dangerous.
A. I couldn't agree more. I can't understand why anyone wants to get to the top of a mountain.
B. I couldn't agree less. Mountain climbing is actually more dangerous than surfing.
C. I'm sorry to hear that. Where did you get the news?
D. No, I have decided not to go mountain climbing with my friends next month.
3. [A]: Hello, many happy returns!
A. The same to you, too.
B. Thank you.
C. I am sure I will be happy to come back.
D. Oh, I'm so glad to see you again.
4. [A]: Do you mind if I take off my jacket?
A. All right, please take off your jacket.
B. Yes, please.
C. Of course not, make yourself at home.
D. Sorry, please feel comfortable.
5. [A]: ___________.
[B]: I'd suggest this lipstick or face powder, sir. It's an excellent brand.
A. Do you have something a girl will really like?
B. I want to look at something a girl will really like.
C. Can you recommend something a girl will really like?
D. What do you think a girl will really like?
Section B Dialogue Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short conversations between a man and a woman. At the end of each conversation there is a question followed by four choices marked A, B, C and D. Choose the best answer to the question from the four choices given and mark your answer on the ANSWER SHEET with a single line through the center.
6. Woman: I can't wait to see the look on Ted's face when he opens up our gift.
Man: Neither can I.
Question: What does the man mean?
A. He already knows what Ted will say.
B. He doesn't have time to look at the gift.
C. He can't imagine what his friends got for him.
D. He's anxious to see Ted's reaction to the gift.
7. Man: Do you think Mary would translate this paragraph for me?
Woman: I haven't seen her today.
Question: What does the woman imply about Mary?
A. Her translations are good.
B. She isn't around today.
C. She can't see very well.
D. It would take her two days to do it.
8. Man: By the way, Jane, did you talk to the consultant about our health program?
Woman: I contacted his office, but his secretary said he would be out for lunch until two.
Question: What does the woman mean?
A. She talked with the consultant about the new program until two.
B. She couldn't talk to the consultant before two.
C. She would talk to the consultant during lunch.
D. She couldn't contact the consultant's secretary.
9. Woman: What did the teacher want you to do?
Man: She asked me to finish doing the assignment in 10 minutes.
Woman: In ten minutes? That would not be a piece of cake. But did you say "yes"?
Question: What does the woman mean?
A. The man could be awarded a piece of cake if he can finish the work in 10 minutes.
B. The woman doubted that the man could finish his assignment in 10 minutes.
C. The assignment was too difficult to finish in 10 minutes.
D. A piece of cake cannot represent tile value of the assignment.
10. Man: I call to ask for some information about the cost of trip to Los Angeles.
Woman: I'm sorry, sir. I can't give you that information. The travel agent will be able to help you.
Question: Where do you think the conversation most probably takes place?
A. At a travel agency. B. Over the phone.
C. In an information office. D. In Los Angeles.