W: Hi, Michael, can I have a word?
M: Certainly, Megan. Come in. How is the preparation for the conference going?
W: Well, that's what I wanted to speak to you about.
M: No problems I hope...
W: No; no real problems. But I've just finished writing my presentation, and really I have no idea if it's at the right level for the audience. I was wondering, since you've been to a lot of these conferences, if you could listen to my presentation and tell me what you think.
M: Yes, of course. However, I have a deadline on Thursday, and my schedule's pretty full... When's your conference?
W: The 10th.
M: Oh, okay! You have a bit of time then. How about Friday the 5th, in the morning?
W: That would be great, thanks.
Câu 1: How does Megan feel about the presentation she will give?
Câu 2: What is true about Megan?
Câu 3: What will happen on Friday the 5th?
M: Hello, can I help you?
W: Yes, I'm not sure if I'm in the right place, but I'm looking for some information on your organization. You see, I've just graduated, and I'd like to get involved doing some voluntary work with disabled children this summer. I have my CV. Am I in the right office?
M: No, I'm afraid you want to talk to Anna, in 261 B. She's not in this afternoon though. She only works from 9am to 1pm each day.
M: But do come back tomorrow if you can; I know she's always looking for volunteers.
Câu 4: What is the woman trying to do?
Câu 5: What does the woman need to do next?
Câu 6: How could the man be best described?
W: Did you manage to book our flights?
M: Yes, this morning. We'll leave at 18:45 on Thursday, and arrive at 22:10 in Berlin. Then we'll return...
W: Wait a minute, didn't Elsie tell you that I'm not available on Thursday evening? I have to work till 8pm! I said specifically that I need to go Friday morning. We don't have to be there till the afternoon, after all!
M: Uh, no. I didn't hear anything about this.
W: Great! What are we going to do now?
M: Well, I just have to call back and change your ticket I guess.
Câu 7: How does the woman feel?
Câu 8: Why did the man make a mistake?
Câu 9: Why couldn't the woman go on Thursday evening?
M: Lovely day, isn't it!
W: It certainly is. It's just a shame we're stuck in here behind computers!
M: You can say that again! Any exciting plans for the weekend?
W: Yes, Todd and I want to take the kids to the seaside. I hope the weather holds up.
M: Hmm, what a shame we can't take 'sun days'; you know, like sick days! One day a month, in cases of exceptional weather, to maintain our mental health and well being!
W: Oh, you know what our manager would have to say about that!
Câu 10: What would the woman like to be doing on the weekend?
Câu 11: What is the tone of the man's words?
Câu 12: What is the relationship between the two speakers?
M: Hello Ms. Johnson; do you have a minute?
W: What is it Tim?
M: Well, you know we have this environmental report that needs finishing by Monday...
W: Well, I certainly don't know how I'd forget about that!
M: Yes, well, I wanted to let you know that there's no way I'm going to finish my section.
W: Why's that?
M: It's just not realistically possible - lots of problems in the data.
W: Yes, most of us are struggling. I guess I'll have to try to arrange an extension. Thanks for letting me know anyway.
Câu 13: How could you describe the woman's attitude?
Câu 14: What was the purpose of the man's conversation with Ms. Johnson?
Câu 15: What is the relationship between the man and Ms. Johnson?
W: Have you heard, Laura got a job offer from a university in Australia.
M: Really? That was quite a good position, wasn't it? Do you think she'll take it?
W: I don't know. I think she might. When I met with her for coffee, and she told me the news, her eyes were sparkling, and she had a huge smile! She was talking mostly about the disadvantages, though.
M: What a hard decision! Australia is very far away. She would miss her family and friends.
W: Yes, but I think she would love the adventure, though.
Câu 16: What made the woman think Laura would like the job?
Câu 17: What does the woman think Laura will do?
Câu 18: why does the man think it would be hard for Laura to decide to take the job?
M: So, did you buy the car in the end?
W: Emm, no, actually.
M: You didn't? You were so excited about it last week!
W: Yes, that car was a super deal, and I loved the color, but I've decided that I don't need a car. What would I be using it for? Really, only trips on the weekend. I take the underground to work and that's fine. I could just rent a car for the weekend sometimes and it would come out a lot cheaper.
M: Yes, but I think if you have to rent a car, you would be much less likely to go. If the car is sitting there waiting, you're almost obligated to go on a trip!
Câu 19: How did the man feel when he heard about the woman's decision?
Câu 20: How often does the woman think she would use the car?
Câu 21: What does the man think is the problem with renting a car?
W: I don't know what to do about my new office mate. She sits next to me all day, and never says a word to me. It makes me really uncomfortable.
M: Have you tried to talk to her?
W: Yes, at first I always said hello and tried to chat a little, and she responded politely, but if I don't speak first, she acts like she doesn't even see me!
M: Maybe she's shy. I'd just keep trying to be friendly.
W: But what if it bothers her?
M: Why don't you ask if it bothers her?
Câu 22: How is the woman feeling?
Câu 23: Why is the woman unhappy with her office mate?
Câu 24: How does the man think the woman should be?
M: Excuse me... excuse me!
W: Yes, can I help you sir?
M: I hope so. There's a bit of a problem with my order. I specifically asked for a salad with-out tomatoes because I really can't stand them, and now, here is my side salad with tomatoes in it. Okay, it's not the end of the world if I don't eat it because at least I've got the steak and chips, but it's just that I specifi-cally asked...
W: Oh, I'm very sorry. I guess the chef didn't notice my note. Just a moment and I'll bring another.
Câu 25: What food does the man not like?
Câu 26: If the man doesn't eat his salad, what will happen?
Câu 27: How can the woman be described?
W: Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the proposal went really well. We've got the contract and we're doing the park!
M: That's fantastic! It was a fun space to work with.
W: Your design was really original and fun, particularly the children's play area. So, thanks for all your hard work.
M: I'm glad they liked it. When do they want us to start?
W: As soon as possible, really. I told them we were available to start in April. We need to find some people to do the landscaping and the construction.