11、 W: Jim, you are on the net again! We are going to get off. It s time for the talk show!
M: Just a minute dear! I m looking at a new jewelry site. I want to make sure I get the right gift for mom s birthday.
Q: What is the man doing right now?
12．W: I ve never seen you have such confidence before in the exam!
M: It s more than confidence! Right now I felt that if I got less than an A, it will be the fault of the exam itself.
Q: What does the man mean?
13．W: Just look at this newspaper! Nothing but murder, death and war! Do you still believe people are basically good?
M: Of course I do! But newspapers hardly ever report stories about peace and generosity. They are not news!
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
14．M: Tom must be joking when he said he plans to sell his shop and go to medical school.
W: You are quite right! He s just kidding! He s also told me time and time again he wished to study for some profession instead of going into business.
Q: What will Tom probably do according to the conversation?
15．W: I hear your boss has a real good impression of you, and he is thinking about giving you two more days off each month.
M: I hope not. I d rather get more work hours I can get enough bucks to help out my two kids at college.
Q: What does the man truly want?
16．M: I heard you took a trip to Mexico last month. How did you like it?
W: Oh, I got sick and tired of the hotel and hotel food! So now I understand the thing: East, west, home s best!
Q: What does the woman mean?
17．W: I m worried about Anna. She s really been depressed lately. All she does is staying in her room all day.
M: That sounds serious! She d better see a psychiatrist at the counseling centre.
Q: What does the man suggest Anna do?
18．M: I could hardly recognize Sam after we got that new job! He s always in a suit and tie now.
W: Yeah. He was never liked that in college. Back then, he went around in old T-shirts and jeans.
Q: What does the speaker say about Sam?