Part I Dialogue Communication (10 minutes, 10 points, 1 for each )
Section A Dialogue Completion
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short incomplete dialogues between two speakers, each followed by 4 choices marked A.B.C.D. Choose the answer that best suits the situation to complete the dialogue. Then mark the corresponding letter with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
1. A: David said he bought a new BMW for ￡5,000!
B:____________ Sounds pretty cheap to me!
A: Well, that's what he said.
A. Are you sure? B. Come to think of it.
C. Do you think so? D. Is he crazy?
2. A: We just came back from Phoenix. And we had the best vacation in years.
B: ______________ I'm glad to hear it.
A. Oh, my goodness! B. How was it?
C. Oh, there you go again. D. Good for you.
3. A: I just can't stand this class any more!
B: ______________ It's required, and you have to sit in it in order to graduate.
A. Well, why not just drop out of it?
B. Why, you can say that again!
C. Well, you might as well get used to it.
D. Why, I couldn't agree more!
4. A: I don't know about you, but I thought that film was terrific.
B: ___________ The action was great, and so was the music.
A. Just the same. B. I'm with you there. C. More or less. D. I sure do.
5. A: Dan gave me a free ride home, but I paid for the gas.
B: You know what they say, ______________
A. there's no free lunch. B. don't bite off more than you can chew.
C. one good mm deserves another. D. it's who you know that counts.
Section B Dialogue Comprehension
Directions: In this section, you will read 5 short conversions between a man and a woman. At the end of each conversation there is a question followed by 4 choices marked A.B.C.D. Choose the best answer to the question from the 4 choices by marking the corresponding better with a single bar across the square brackets on your machine-scoring ANSWER SHEET.
6. Woman: I'd rather not talk about it. Just don't ask.
Man: Come on. I think you need to let off some steam.
Question: What does the man advise the woman to do?
A. To talk to him about the problem. B. To keep the secret.
C. To reduce the workload. D. To have a good rest.
7. Woman: Julie's dress looks funny. That style went out last year.
Man: Oh, come on, as long as it looks good on her.
Question: What does the man try to emphasize?
A. Julie's dress is not outdated. B. Julie's dress does not suit her.
C. Julie should follow the fashion. D. Julie looks free in that dress.
8. Man: What kind of snacks do you prefer?
Woman: Oh, I've got a sweet tooth, you know.
Question: What does the woman probably like?
A. Sandwich. B. Hot dogs. C. Ice cream. D. Potato chips.
9. Woman: I'm tired of driving all the way to work and back every day. If only carscould drive themselves!
Man: Well, some car manufacturers are working on them. I guess you'll soon buy one if you can afford it.
Question: What does the man imply?
A. The woman will be able to buy an intelligent car.
B. Cars that drive themselves may be very expensive.
C. He is working with a car producer on intelligent cars.
D. Driving to work is really a headache.
10. Man: Annie, how does it not even cross your mind that you might want a futur with someone?
Woman: It's simple. I don't mind being married to my career.
Question: What's Annie's attitude towards her future?
A. She will stay with someone unmarried. B. She will live a simple life.
C. She will quit her job to get married. D. She will fully focus on her job.