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11. W: There were more than 100 people at Kate’s birthday party. How come she’s got so many friends?

M: It’s really no surprise. You know she was popular even when she was a child.

Q: What does the man imply about Kate?

12. M: They say there will be a snow storm tonight and the cold weather will last quite a few days.

W: Oh, we are so lucky we will be getting away for a while and having a holiday in Florida. But let’s call right now to confirm our flight.

Q: What do we learn about the two speakers?

13. W: Tony was awarded a medal for rescuing several families from the forest fire.

M: I really admire his courage.

Q: What do we learn about Tony from the conversation?

14. M: My washing machine is more than 15 years old and it had worked just fine until last night.

W: You’ll never be able to get parts for it, even from Japan. So it might be time to invest in a more recent model.

Q: What does the woman suggest the man do?

15. W: I heard about your promotion, you must be thrilled.

M: Not really. The new office is huge, but the workload has doubled.

Q: What do we learn about the man from the conversation?

16. W: I can’t decide what to do about the party tomorrow.

M: You don’t have to go if you don’t want to, but I will be glad to give you a ride if you do.

Q: What do we learn from the conversation?

17. M: Now, if you have any questions about the contract, I will be happy to answer them.

W: Nothing comes to mind right now, but I’d like to go over all the articles of the contract once more before signing it.

Q: What are the speakers doing right now?

18. M: We are out of paper for the printer, can you please order some?

W: I completed the order form online yesterday, and it will be here by noon. I’ll let you know when it comes in.

Q:What did the woman do?

Passage 1

Attracting and feeding wild birds are entertaining activities that have long been enjoyed by people all over the world. Feeding birds has become so popular that prepared feed mixtures are readily available. We feed birds for many reasons. Many pleasant hours can come from watching birds. A hobby often develops into a serious study of their habits. Accurate identification of birds is usually the first goal. But observations that an amateur bird-watcher can make are really limitless. There is, however, responsibility associated with bird feeding, including a disease hazard. Attracting numbers of birds continually to the same spot can be harmful to them, particularly species that pick food from the ground contaminated by the droppings of other birds. In winter, feeding efforts are most satisfying to people and are of greatest benefit to birds. During this time, when fewer natural foods are available and air temperatures are lower, extra feeding can keep a bird warm and well. Once begun, feeding should never stop during these lean months. If you start a local increase of birds, be prepared to do what may be required to eliminate hazards to those you want to be friend. A constant supply of food should be given until the cold is over and spring has come. If feeding is stopped during severe weather, birds used to relying upon the feeders might starve.

Questions 26 to 28 are based on the passage you have just heard.

26 what does the speaker say about bird-watching?

27 what does the speaker say about birds fed continually on the same spot?

28 what does the speaker suggest we do when feeding birds in winter?

Passage 2

My friend Leo makes up weak and poor excuses whenever there are something he doesn’t want to do. Just 2 weeks ago, he was at my house when he decided he didn’t want to go into work. He called his boss and said he had to get a new set of tires to put on his truck, then, he sat down and watch TV with me. Not only had he lied, but his excuse wasn’t a very convincing one. Another time he canceled a date with his girlfriend at the last minute, telling her he had to get a new battery for his truck. She was angry and refused to go out with him again until he apologized. Last weekend, Leo offered the poorest excuse yet, he’d promised he’d help me move some furniture from my parents’ house to my new apartment, he was supposed to bring his truck over about 8 o’clock Saturday morning, I waited and then called and left a message on his machine. About 11:30, he called and said he was sorry but he’d been getting a new set of tires put on his truck. I guess he’d forgotten he used the same excuse when he called his boss from my house. I think I need a new set of friends and beginning to get tired at Leo’s excuse.

Questions 29-31 are based on the passage you’ve just heard.

Q29. What does the speaker tell us about her friend Leo?

Q30. What did his girlfriend do when Leo canceled the date with her at the last minute?

Q31. What favor did the speaker asked Leo to do last weekend?


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