1. W: The deadline for the sociology and computer courses is the day after tomorrow.
M: But I haven’t decided which courses to take yet.
Q: What are the man and woman talking about？
2. M: I’m looking for an apartment with a monthly rent to around 200 dollars in this neighborhood. Can you give me some advice on that?
W: Well, it’s rather hard to find anything for less than 300 dollars around here. Rents are lower in the suburbs, but you’ll need transportation if you choose to live there.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
3. W: Well, tonight we have Professor Brown in the studio to talk about his recent book Fashion Images. Good evening, professor.
M: Good evening, and thank you for inviting me here this evening.
Q: What is the woman doing?
4. M: Have you run up against any problems in getting your passport renewed?
W: I haven’t started applying yet.
Q: What do we know from the conversation?
5. M: I must point out that trials of new medicine are expensive and you can never guarantee success.
W: But there’s a very good chance in this case. I do hope you’ll go ahead in the view of the potential benefit to mankind.
Q: What are the two speakers talking about?
6. W: What’s the difference between a lesson and a lecture?
M: Well, they are both ways of imparting knowledge. But the main difference is that you participate in a lesson whereas you just listen to a lecture. A lecture is generally given to a much larger group.
Q: What does the man mean?
7. W: It’s awfully dark for 4 O’clock. Do you think it’s going to rain?
M: You’d better do something about that watch of yours. It must have stopped hours ago. Mine says 7.
Q: What conclusion can we draw from this conversation?
8. M: You’re looking a little overwhelmed.
W: Exactly. You know I got a million things to do and all of them have to be finished within 3 hours.
Q: What does the woman mean?