Listening lesson 7

1.*Pat decided not to work this summer after all.

* I was afraid of that.

What does the woman mean?

She is afraid to ask Pat to work

She thinks Pat made the right decision

She suspected that Pat would not want to work

She thinks that Pat is afraid of working

2.*I didn’t understand today’s chemistry lesson very well?

* Neither did I.

What does the woman mean?

She understood the chemistry lesson very well

She didn’t understand what the man wanted

She was going to study chemistry today

She was having trouble with today’s lesson

3.* How do you like the soup?

* Kind of thick, isn’t it?

Where does the man say about the soup?

It’s making him sick

He doesn’t know when to eat

It isn’t the right consistency

He hasn’t had time to try it

4.*I only slept three hours last night.

* I‘d say you should take it easy today.

What is the man suggesting to the woman?

She should not try to do too many things today

She should try not to sleep today

She needs to keep three hours free

He can tell her an easy way to get to sleep

5.*Where can I have this tire fixed?

* Isn’t there a service station nearby?

What does the man imply?

The woman should buy a new tire

He can help the woman choose a new tire

The woman can get her tire repaired at the service station

There isn’t a service station in the area

6.*Would you like me to turn on the lights?

* I can see just fine, thanks?

What does the man imply?

He would like the woman’s help

He doesn’t need more light

She shouldn’t turn right

He’d like to pay his fine

7.*Do you think I’ll be able to find the book I need for math class?

* If they’re not all sold out!

What does the man mean?

He’s not sure there are any more math books available

He wants to go to the book sale after class

He doesn’t need a book for that class

He’ll help the woman find the book she needs

8.*Has Susan told you about her trip overseas?

* Only a hundred times!

What does the man mean?

He doesn’t have time to see Susan

Susan has told him a lot about her trip

Susan’s trip won’t be over for a long time

He’s interested in hearing about Susan’s trip

9. * What should I do with this pile of books?

* Oh, just leave them on the circulation desk, and we’ll shelve them in

the morning.

What are the speakers doing?

Filing papers

Building book shelves

Moving into an apartment

Working in a library

10.*Do you think Mr. Grant will give Ben a raise?

* Not on your life!

What does the woman mean?

Mr. Grant doesn’t approve of Ben’s lifestyle

Mr. Grant will never increase Ben’s salary

Mr. Grant has raised Ben since he was a small child

Ben should ask Mr. Grant for more money

11.*Excuse me.

* Can you tell me where the nearest bank is?

* Try asking at the gas station on the corner.

What can we assume about the woman?

She will help the man find what he is looking for

She thinks the bank is next to the gas station on the corner

She will fill the man’s tank with gas

She doesn’t know where the bank is

12.*The new cabinets came in today.

* Oh, so you did send for them after all.

What had the women assumed?

The man had not ordered any cabinets

The man couldn’t come and get the cabinets

The cabinets could not be installed

The cabinets had not arrived yet

13.*This movie has the best plot of any I’ve seen in years!

* Too bad the same can’t be said of the acting.

What does the woman mean?

She hasn’t seen a good movie in years

She liked both the acting and the plot

The plot o the movie was quite bad

The acting in the movie was not good

14.*If the rain doesn’t stop soon, we could be in some flooding!

* I’ll say!

What does the woman mean?

It has rained too much lately

The woman doesn’t like Ray

Ray is behaving differently than usual

The class started late because of the rain

15.*Since when do you study sixteen hours a day?

* Since I saw my final grade from last semester!

What can we assume about the woman?

She hasn’t seen her grades lately

She enjoys studying several hours a day

She hasn’t been doing very well at school

She only has sixteen hours to finish all of her work

16.  * There flight will arrive on time, won’t it?

*The weather report doesn’t sound too good

What does the woman mean?

She couldn’t understand the weather report

She doesn’t like flying in bad weather

It’s too bad they can’t get to the airport on time

Bad weather might delay the arrival of their plane

17 * Good news!

* I bought us tickets to the jazz concert on Wednesday night!

* Oh, no. Not that one!

What does the man mean?

He doesn’t want to go to the concert

He can’t afford to pay for his ticket

He didn’t know that the woman liked jazz music

He didn’t know that the concert was on Wednesday night

18.*George sure seems excited about playing on the basketball team!

* I wish he felt the same about his studies.

What does the woman imply about George?

He’s not very enthusiastic about his school work

He likes basketball more than she does

He feels uncomfortable with the other basketball players

He wishes he had more time for his studies

19.* Would you mind taking a picture of me with my parents?

* Where do you want to stand?

What can be inferred about the men?

He can’t find the picture of the woman’s parents

He would rather not be in the picture

He’ll take the photograph for the woman

He can’t stand looking at photographs

20.*Too much is going on today, and I’m starting to get confuse!

* I can see that!

You’ve lost your car keys three times already!

What does the woman mean?

She can’t find the man’s car keys

The man is confused about where to keep his car

She has found the man’s keys three times today already

The man’s behavior indicates that he is confused

21 * Did you hear about the extra paper we have to write for Dr. O’Dowd’s


*I sure did. What a drag!

What does the woman say about the paper?

She will finish it slowly

She’s sure it will be easy

She doesn’t want to do it

She hadn’t heard about it until now

22.    * I’ve been waiting to see the doctor for over an hour now.

* What’s going on?

* He had an emergency call this morning, and he still hasn’t caught

up on his appointments.

What does the woman mean?

The doctor will be available shortly

The doctor’s office is closed because of an emergency

The doctor must call his office and check on his appointment schedule

An emergency in the morning has affected the doctor’s schedule

23.*I’m going to go shopping this afternoon.

* Stop in at the music store

* They’re having a big sale!

What does the man mean?

The woman should stop shopping so much

That store has stopped selling music

There should be some good bargains at the music store

He’d like to stop and shop for some new music

24. * Shall we order a pizza, or do you want to go out and get something?

* Let’s go try that new restaurant near the campus?

What does the woman mean?

Have something to eat

Return to the campus

Try opening a new restaurant

Order a pizza and have it delivered

25.*Let’s not forget to roll up the car windows

* It’s not supposed to rain, you know.

What does the woman mean?

There aren’t any windows rolled down

There’s no reason to roll up the windows

She doesn’t want rain to get inside the car

She isn’t supposed to sit by the window

26.*Professor Smith wasn’t supposed to be tough.

* But she certainly turned out to be, didn’t she!

What does the man think about Professor Smith?

She is interesting

She is demanding

She is boring

She is younger than he expected

27.*I can’t remember how long our final paper is supposed to be.

* Twenty-five pages.

* But the professor said not to worry if it’s a little shorter than that.

What did the professor tell the students?

They must turn in their work on time

Their papers must be at least twenty-five pages long

They shouldn’t worry if their papers are a little late

Their papers can be fewer than twenty-five pages in length

28.*Boy, is Greg ever in a bad mood today.

* If I were you, I’d steer clear of him?

What does the woman suggest the man do?

Stay away from Greg today

Try to clear up his problems with Greg

Try to help Greg develop a more positive outlook

Help her convince Greg to stay home today

29.*What was the graduation ceremony like?

* I thought it would never end!

What does the man mean?

He didn’t end up graduating after all

He had to leave the ceremony before the end

The ceremony lasted too long

He didn’t know anyone who was graduating

30.*Do you think Mary would like some more coffee?

* Well her cup is empty.

What does the woman imply about Mary?

She doesn’t have a cup

She would probably like some coffee

She broke her coffee cup

She doesn’t drinks coffee

Part B: 

Questions 31 through 34. Listen to the following conversation. (DTLB)

What can I do for you?

Well, I’ve broken my glasses, and I wondered if you could fix them here

for me.

*  Well, let me have a look at them.

They’re pretty badly, actually, I don’t think they can be repaired

*  I was afraid of that.

Well, I suppose I should choose new frame then.

*  Yes, that would probably be the best idea.

Have you looked at any of ours yet?

*  Yes, a little, but I haven’t seen anything liked so far.

*  Well, if you don’t see anything you like here in the office, we can always

order frames for you from one of our catalogues.

*  I suppose so.

But, if I find frames I think I like in one of your catalogues, am I obligated

to buy them after you order them?

I mean, what if I don’t like them once I actually buy them on?

*  That’s no problem.

If you aren’t satisfied with the frames we order, we just send them back to

the company we ordered from, and you can try again.

*  OK. Well, let’s have a look.

31. Where does the conversation take place?

In a barber shop

In an eye doctor’s office

In a picture framing shop

In a jewelry store

32. What does the woman want?

To find a new frame for her picture

A replacement for the glass she has broken

To have her glasses repaired

An eye examination

33. What does the man advice the woman to do?

Ask someone else to help her

Choose new frames

Take his catalogue

Choose a different picture

34. According to the man, if the woman doesn’t find what she wants in

the store, what can she do?

Wait a few weeks

Look in another store

Look for a few more hours

Order from a catalogue

Questions 35 through 37.  Listen to a conversation between two students about selecting courses.

Have you chosen your opinions for interdisciplinary students yet?

I’ve just turned mine in to the Registrar’s office, but the deadline is

tomorrow by 4:00 P.M.

*  What do you mean?

I’ve already pre registered for that course.

We did it together, remember?

*  Yes, but did you select four opinions?

The course is one semester, but you have to take four different mini-

courses within that time.

*  That’s news to me.

But it sounds interesting.

Where do I find a list of the choices?

*  I got mine in the mail a week after I pre registered for the course.

Why don’t you come to the library with me and I’ll make you a copy.

There are ten different opinions and a required reading list.

*  OK, thanks, if it’s not too much bother.


*   What are you going to take for the first four weeks?

*   Well, there’s really no choice for the first four weeks.

*   Everyone attends the interdisciplinary lecture series Tuesday afternoons

and study-discussion group on Thursdays.

This is to give us all the same basic information.

*  But in the second session I want to take art history, then literature in the

last session.

*  Well, I’m really glad you mentioned this.

*  I need to get that list and make some decisions.

*  You’ve probably started reading already, right?

*  As a matter of fact, that’s why I’m on my way to the library.

35. How does the man react when he first hears about the deadline?

He is indifferent

He is angry

He thinks it’s a joke

He is surprised

36. How did the woman know about the course selection requirement?

The man told her about it

She received a letter about it

She spoke to the teacher

She was notified at preregistration

37. What will the two people probably do next?

Go home

Go to the registrar’s office

Go to the lecture series

Go to the library

Part C  (DTLC)

Questions 38 through 42.  Listen to talk given by the leader of a hiking club. 

Before we ask how many of you will be going on the Wilderness Survival

Hike, I’d like to review the guidelines for winter safety.

*  If you ever get lost in the woods, the first thing you should do is sit down

and collect your wits.

*  Make a camp and prepare a signal and wait for rescue to come to you.

*  Once you are situated, there are other things you can do to cope while

stranded in the wilderness.

*  First of all, try to locate a source of water.

*  You can go a month if necessary without food, but only about seven days

without a drink.

*  Anytime your lips feel dry, you need water.

*  However, never eat snow to quench your thirst.

It will counter dehydration, but in melting the snow your body loses

precious heat and the deadly affects of hypothermia are accelerated.

You can fight hypothermia in other ways, too.

*  Even if the temperature is in the fifties, uncontrolled lost of body head

can be fatal.

*  Cover you head and thus reduce your heat loss by half.

*  Dress as warmly and with as many layers as possible.

*  Get out of the wind and stay dry.


*  Keep active, but avoid perspiring-water conducts heat away from your

body 240 times faster than air does.

*  We’ve covered water and warm; now let’s consider food in the



*  Don’t eat potentially dangerous plants.

*  These include all types of mushrooms and other fungi, beans, and bulbs.

*  Also, any wild berries that are either red or white should be avoided.

*  As a precaution, be sure you have packed plenty of packets of

dehydrated food to hide you over in an emergency.

*  OK. We don’t anticipate anyone getting lost, as you are all going out with

experienced guides.

*  Let’s see a show of hands of those of you who plan to join us on the hike.

38. According to the speaker, what is the first thing to do if you get lost?

Find water

Get settled in one place

Look for food

Start walking in a likely direction

39. What’s the greatest danger of eating snow to satisfy your thirst?

You will lower your body temperature too much

You will become ill

It is hard to take in enough snow

Snow doesn’t really quench your thirst

40. According to the speaker, what is the best way to reduce body heat loss

by half?

Keep extremely active

Wear a hat

Dress warmly

Stay dry

41. Why does the speaker feel that the hikers shouldn’t worry too much

about the upcoming hike?

They have just heard the talk

They have done this many times before

They will be well equipped

They will be accompanied by guides

42. How will the speaker know who wants to join the hike?

People will tell him after the talk

People will raise their hands

People will send in a registration

People have notified him prior to the talk

Questions 43 through 46.  Listen to a lecture given in a main biology class. 

Imagine a frigid world filled with creatures that shine with an eerie green

or blue or red light in a landscape of eternal darkness.

* It may sounds like a scene from science fiction, but this place actually

exists in every ocean on earth.

* It’s called the “midwater”, and it is by far the largest and most mysterious

wilderness on the planet.

*  Scientist tell us that we know little about this enormous environment for

one simple reason.

*  It’s hard to get to it.

*  During the past few years, scientists have begun to use small

submarines with spotlights and cameras to explore the midwater.

*  Using these devices, the have found many plants and animals that have

never been seen before.

*  The most abundant animals in the midwater are the jellies.

*  There are jellyfish and their relatives.

*  The most interesting jellies are tiny animals that join and from huge

chains, sometimes reaching more than a hundred feet in length.

*  Some other kinds of fish also call the midwater home, including such

fierce hunters as the dragonfish and the devilfish, which come equipped

with razor sharp teeth and huge stomachs.

*  Perhaps the most remarkable discovery about the animals of the

midwater is that nearly all of them produce their own light, as a firefly


*  Scientists think that some animals glow, or bioluminescence, to attract a

mate, others to find prey, and still others to scare away predators.


*  Yet many creatures produce light only at certain times and for no clear


*  The explanation for this behavior remains one of the many puzzles of the

mid water that future scientists must solve.

43. Where can the midwater be found?

In science fiction

In every ocean on earth

Under the ocean floor

In the wilderness

44. According to the speaker, why are the small jellies interesting?

They are the most abundant animals in the midwater

They have razor sharp teeth

They have no skeleton

They can link together to form very long chains

45. According to the speaker, why do we know so little about the midwater?

Because people are afraid to go there

Because it is so vast

Because it is not easy to get there

Because no one knows exactly where it is

46. According to the speaker, what is one characteristic of midwater

animals that is not yet completely explained?

Their ability to glow

Their huge stomachs

Their mating behavior

Their ability to find prey

Questions 47 through 50.  Listen to a science professor talk about gold.

For at least six thousand years, people have been fascinated by gold.

*  They have used it in pottery, jewellery, religious objects, clothing, and even


*  In ancient times it was also molded into magnificent death marks for

kings and other royalty.

*  Gold has been valued through the centuries because of it’s beauty and


*  It does not tarnish or discolor, and it resists corrosion.

*  Gold is also quite soft and easy to work with.

*  It can be hammered into very thin sheets-so thin that light shines through



*  These sheets are used for decorative lettering and other artistic


*  Many churches and government buildings have domes covered with thin

layers of gold.

*  This not only makes the domes highly resistant to weathering, it also

gives the buildings an aura of beauty and richness.

*  Dentists also appreciate the softness of gold.

*  They use it to make fillings for teeth.


*  Today, gold is widely used in the electronics industry, partly because it

conducts electricity so well.

*  It is indispensable in pocket calculators, computers, telephones,

televisions, missiles, and spacecraft.

*  Glass coated with a thin layer of gold is also used in skyscrapers to

reflect summer sun and to retain winter heat.

*  The use of gold in one building in Canada lowered air-conditioning cost

by forty percent.

*  The discovery of gold in California in 1849 encouraged the westward

expansion of the United States.


*  Large gold discoveries have also resulted in new settlements and

increased exploration.

*  Gold has even brought development to the Arctic Circle where the most

northerly gold mine in the world exists.

*  This mine yields $100 million in gold annually.

*  Gold exploration continues all over the world.

Who knows where the next rich source of gold may be found!

47. According to the speaker, why has gold been continuously popular for

6,000 years?

It is more valuable than other metals

It is very beautiful and not easily destroyed

It attracts people to new areas and encourages exploration

It is useful in televisions, missiles, and spacecraft

48. Why does the softness of gold make it so useful?

It can be formed into many shapes

It can be used to conduct electricity

It can be easily mined

It doesn’t tarnish or corrode

49. According to the speaker, what purpose does gold serve in the

conclusion of skyscrapers?

It makes them shine in the dark so that airplanes can avoid hitting them

It makes the skyline of a city glitter, which is very attractive

It helps buildings stay cool in summer and warm in winter

It helps keep the metal parts of the buildings from corroding

50. According to the speaker, what often happens to an area after the gold

is discovered?

People experiment with new uses of gold

More pottery, jewellery, medicine, and religious objects are produced

Many people move to the area to look for gold, and new development occurs

Gold becomes readily available, and it is no longer considered valuable

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