1. What time is it now?
A. 9:10. B. 9:50. C. 10:00.
2. What does the woman think of the weather?
A. It’s nice. B. It’s warm. C. It’s cold.
3. What will the man do?
A. Attend a meeting.
B. Give a lecture.
C. Leave his office.
4. What is the woman’s opinion about the course?
A. Too hard. B. Worth taking. C. Very easy.
5. What does the woman want the man to do?
A. Speak louder.
B. Apologize to her.
C. Turn off the radio.
6. How long did Michael stay in China?
A. Five days. B. One week. C. Two weeks.
7. Where did Michael go last year?
A. Russia. B. Norway. C. India.
8. What food does Sally like?
A. Chicken. B. Fish. C. Eggs.
9. What are the speakers going to do?
A. Cook dinner. B. Go shopping. C. Order dishes.
10. Where are the speakers?
A. In a hospital. B. In the office. C. At home.
11. When is the report due?
A. Thursday. B. Friday. C. Next Monday.
12. What does George suggest Stephanie do with the report?
A. Improve it.
B. Hand it in later.
C. Leave it with him.
13. What is the probable relationship between the speakers?
A. Salesperson and customer.
B. Homeowner and cleaner.
C. Husband and wife.
14. What kind of apartment do the speakers prefer?
A. One with two bedrooms.
B. One without furniture.
C. One near a market.
15. How much rent should one pay for the one-bedroom apartment?
A. $350. B. $400. C. $415.
16. Where is the apartment the speakers would like to see?
A. On Lake Street. B. On Market Street. C. On South Street.
17. What percentage of the world’s tea exports go to Britain?
A. Almost 15%. B. About 30%. C. Over 40%.
18. Why do tea tasters taste tea with milk?
A. Most British people drink tea that way.
B. Tea tastes much better with milk.
C. Tea with milk is healthy.
19. Who suggests a price for each tea?
A. Tea tasters.
B. Tea exporters.
C. Tea companies.
20. What is the speaker talking about?
A. The life of tea tasters.
B. Afternoon tea in Britain.
C. The London Tea Trade Centre.
M: Excuse me, can you tell me how much the shirt is?
W: Yes, it’s nine-fifteen.
W: What time is your train leaving?
M: It leaves at ten. I’ve got fifty minutes left.
W: You’d better hurry, or you won’t be able to catch it.
M: Nice weather we’re having, don’t you think?
W: No. It is too cold.
M: I think it is just right.
W: I’d prefer it a few degrees warmer.
M: Now, let’s stop talking and get going. I need to be in my office in fifteen minutes, or I’ll be late for a meeting.
W: Okay, bye.
M: This course is really difficult.
W: I don’t think it’s all that bad. And we’ll benefit a lot from it.
M: So, you’re taking it too?
W: That’s true.
W: Could you turn that off? I can’t hear myself think.
W: The radio.
M: Oh! Sorry.
W: Hi Michael! I heard you just came back from a holiday.
M: Yes. I stayed for a week in China, and five days in India.
W: You do travel a lot, don’t you? Last year, you went to Norway, right?
M: Well, I’ve been to quite some countries, but not yet to Norway. Last summer, I toured Russia for two weeks.
M: Sally, do you like seafood?
W: Yes, of course.
M: Is there anything you especially like?
W: Well, I really don’t know. I can never remember the names.
M: Okay. Is there any food you don’t eat?
W: Well, I don’t eat chicken. And I don’t like eggs, either. But I like all kinds of fish and vegetables.
M: Then let’s look at the menu and see what they’ve got for us.
M: You look pale, Stephanie. What’s wrong?
W: I don’t feel good. I have a bad headache. In fact, I haven’t got much sleep this past week, and I feel really tired.
M: Why don’t you go to see a doctor?
W: Yeah, I think I should. But I have a report due tomorrow. Ms. Jenkins needs it for the board meeting next Monday.
M: Well, it’s Wednesday today. Why don’t you talk to Ms. Jenkins, and ask if you can hand it in on Friday morning?
W: Maybe I should try. I guess I just need a good sleep. Thanks, George.
M: If you need any help with the report, just let me know.
W: Anything interesting in the paper today, dear?
M: Well, yeah. There are a few here that might interest us. Here’s one for just four hundred dollars. It only has one bedroom, but it sounds nice, near Lake Street.
W: Yeah. Let me see what the cheapest two-bedroom apartment is. Oh, here’s one on Market Street. It’s a real bargain. Only three hundred and fifty dollars. But it doesn’t have any furniture.
M: Well, it costs a lot to buy all the furniture.
W: Oh, here’s another one for just over four hundred dollars. This sounds very interesting! It’s on South Street. That’s a nice area.
M: Yes, it’s quiet. Did you say two bedrooms?
W: Yes, at four hundred and fifteen dollars.
M: Why don’t we go and have a look?
W: Okay, I’ll give them a call.
Look at this picture. It’s the London Tea Trade Centre. As you can see, it is on the north bank of the river Thames. It is the center of an important industry in the everyday lives of the British people. Tea is the British national drink. Every man, woman, and child over ten years of age has on average over four cups a day. Or some one thousand, five hundred cups annually. About thirty percent of the world’s exports of tea makes its way to London. And Britain is by far the largest importer of tea in the world. Now, in the second picture, you can see how tea is tasted in the Tea Trade Center before it is sold. Here, different types of tea are tasted by skilled tea tasters, before they’re sold at each week’s tea sale. It’s amazing to see them at work. Over a hundred kinds of tea are laid out in a line on long tables. The tasters generally taste teas with milk, since that is how the majority of British people drink their tea. The tasters move down the line with surprising speed, tasting from a spoon and deciding what is a fair price for each tea. After that, they…
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