Section One Conversation
1. M: what do you think of the government s tax cut proposal?
W: Though it may give some benefit to the poor, its key component is the elimination of tax on dividends. That means the rich will get richer.
Q: what does the woman think about the government s tax cut proposal?
2. M: Jenny, remember this: a job worth doing at all is worth doing well.
W: Oh, yes, i certainly won t forget it. But don t expect me to stick to the job just because it pays a few more bucks. A life of continuous exploration is a life worth living.
Q: what can be inferred about the woman from the conversion?
3. M: I found that one of my schoolmates uses drugs. How can i help him Mom?
W: stay away from him, son. Never think that you can talk him out of the habit if he is addicted. But perhaps you can talk to your teacher about the matter.
Q: what s the woman s advice to her son?
4. W: I don t know how you can eat so much yet never put on any weight, son. Your father s got the same luck. I can t take a bite without calculating how many calories I am taking.
M: But remember Aunt Louise, Mon? She ate a lot and never gained a pound.
Q: Who is worried about gaining weight?
5. W: Did you turn off the lights and check the locks on all the doors?
M: Yes, I told the Johnsons that we d be gone for two weeks. They promise to keep an eye on the house for us.
Q: What are the two speakers going to do?
6. M: hurry up, Linda! I hear that there are not many tickets left for the football match.
W: I am ready now. Let s go. It is the early bird that catches the worm.
Q: why did the man ask the woman to hurry up?
7. W: Did you hear that the convenience store next to the gas station was help up last night?
M: Yes, I heard it on the radio this morning.
Q: what happened to the convenience store?
8. M: Congratulations! I just heard about your acceptance in the law school. Do you think you would join your brother s firm after graduation?
W: Not likely. He is a tax lawyer, and i am going to major in criminal law.
Q: what does the woman mean?