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 mind if I change the channel?
A. Actually, I think this program is quite interesting.
B. Yes, you can switch to the channel you want to watch.
C. Never mind. Just go ahead.
D. Certainly. You can do what you like.
2. [A]: Excuse me, Mr. Smith, but are you free this evening?
A. Well, I'm afraid whether I will be free or not has little to do with you.
B. Yes, welcome to my home this evening.
C. Sorry, I don't like to be asked such a private question.
D. I'm sorry, I have an appointment at seven.
3. [A]: May I see your driving license and vehicle registration card?
A. Sorry, don't write me a ticket.
B. OK. But I was driving at 70 miles per hour.
C. Sure. Did I do anything wrong?
D. Yes. But I don't think I'm a bad driver.
4. [A]: I love your skirt. It's so beautiful on you!
A. Thank you! It's just an ordinary skirt.
B. Oh, really? Do you like it.'? I bought it in Yunnan.
C. Thank you! I'm glad you think so.
D. Oh, no. Your dress looks more beautiful than my skirt.
5. [A]: Look, it's going to storm. Take my umbrella.
How will you go home if you give it to me?
B. I have a raincoat in my office. Thanks anyway.
C. I think you need to use it yourself.
D. It doesn't matter. I will go without having your umbrella.
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. Man: It was really rude of you to talk to your dad like that.
Woman: I'm fed up with his complaints. He keeps complaining about my studies.
Man: You should understand his intentions anyway.
Question: What do we know about the woman?
A. She is not clear about her father's intentions.
B. She does not live up to her father's expectations.
C. She is rebellious towards her father.
D. She is tired of her studies.
7. Man: Did you take your children out last weekend?
Woman: Yes. And they had the time of their lives at the amusement park.
Question: What can we learn about the children in the amusement park?
A. The children enjoyed themselves very much.
B. They had a good time for the first time in their lives.
C. They were met with a dangerous situation.
D. They were amused with some breathtaking games.
8. Woman: Would you like to go and see the new exhibit with us?
Man: That is the last thing in the world I ever want to do.
Question: What does the man mean?
A. He saw the exhibit last week.
B. He wants to see the last exhibit.
C. He doesn't want to go and see the new exhibit.
D. The exhibit was new when he saw it last time.
9. Woman: How was the job interview? I think you'll make a good journalist. I remember you as the best writer of the class.
Man: Well, in fact, my application was turned down. They were looking for people with experience in the profession.
Question: Why didn't the man get the job?
A. He is not experienced. B. He no longer writes well.
C. He was late in turning in his application. D. His job interview failed.
10. Man: I'm still in the dark about what Bob has been doing these days.
Woman: He is up to no good, you bet, He has a history.
Man: Do you think the teacher knows what he has been doing?
Woman: Yes, she does. But she just turns a blind eye.
Question: What is true about the conversation?
A. Bob is a gambler.
B. The man has no idea about Bob's recent doings.
C. Bob does not behave well in history class.
D. Bob's teacher has eye problems.