Book 5 Unit 2听力材料、参考答案及部分解析
W: I’d never be a telephone operator! That job is for the birds.
M: That’s just you! Personally, I think it’s an interesting job.
W: Excuse me, Sir. This red car is parked just behind mine ... I can’t get my car out.
M: Sorry, I’m just a worker here. Ah, there is a phone number on the car. You can give them a call.
W: Hi, Leo. Why do you look so happy?
M: Hi, Mary. Do you remember that bank thing I told you about? Well, the bank just called and agreed to lend us the money. I can start my business now.
W: What is your temperature now?
M: I just took it; it’s 39 degrees centigrade.
W: How high was your temperature yesterday?
M: I didn’t take my temperature yesterday but I felt feverish.
M: I need enough stamps to send eight post cards. How much are the stamps?
W: Eight cents each. Anything else?
M: I also need ten fifteen-cent stamps to send this package. Which window should I go to?
W: Go to the window marked “Parcel Post”.
M: Oh, gosh. There’s another traffic jam on the highway.
W: How can there be a traffic jam on such a broad highway every day?
M: There are just too many cars.
W: I wonder if there was an accident.
M: No, they just said that too many cars were trying to get off at the Capitol exit.
W: Well, we’re going to be stuck in this for a while.
M: How about some Michael Jackson?
W: There’s a big sale on clothes and sports goods at Riverside Mall.
M: Sports goods? Is that bike Tim wanted on sale?
W: Yeah, it’s 30 percent off the regular price.
M: Well, maybe we could get it now and hide it until his birthday.
W: Good idea! It’s a couple weeks away, and we don’t have anything yet.
M: See anything else we need there?
W: Well, all shoes are 20 percent off.
M: Shoes? You already have a closet full of shoes.
W: I know, but another pair can’t hurt.
M: Oh, all right. I need some new shirts, too. Let’s go after breakfast.
W: Mike, we’re running out of money every month. Where do you think we can save some money?
M: Well, we could eat at home more often. Our $300 budget for entertainment every month is mostly going to restaurants.
W: Yeah, that’s a good idea, and you like to cook. What about your books? You buy books nearly every month in the bookstore.
M: No, I need my books.
W: Come on, if we save more money we can retire earlier, and you’ll actually have time to read all those books.
M: Well, what about your clothes? This month, you spent $50 on a T-shirt.
W: Well, you may be right. We can both cut corners. OK, I won’t buy any more clothes unless I really need something.
M: OK. I’ll try to read books online or in the library to save money.
W: You are Billy’s father, aren’t you?
M: Yes, I am. He brought a note home saying that you wanted to see me.
W: Sorry for all the trouble, but I’m worried about Billy’s school work.
M: Oh? Did he not do his homework again?
W: No, he did it. But I think he needs to work harder. He just has to do better work or he’ll have to stay in Junior Two next year while his friends go on to Junior Three.
M: That wouldn’t be good. I don’t quite understand this. His brother in Senior Two has never had any trouble.
W: Let me show you some of Billy’s work. His math and physics work is fine and his biology is very good. But look at his English and Chinese work.
M: The scores are very low, aren’t they? Here’s a 45 and a couple of 50s.
W: Yes. His average is only 56. That’s the lowest in his class.
M: Hmm, it’s going to take some effort on his part now to keep up with his classmates. Thank you very much for letting me know. I’ll see what I can do at home to help him.
W: You’re welcome. I hope we can both help him improve.