1. M: Mary, could you please tell Thomas to contact me? I was hoping he would be able to help me out with the freshmen orientation program next week.
W: I would certainly tell him if I saw him, but I haven t seen him around for quite a few days.
Q: What does the woman mean?
2. M: Susan, I am going to change the light bulb above the dining room table. Will you hold the ladder for me?
W: No problem. But be careful while you re up there.
Q: What does the man want the woman to do?
3. W: It s freezing cold. Let me make some coffee to warm us up. Do you want a piece of pie as well?
M: Coffee sounds great. But I m going to have dinner with some friends in a while, so I d better skip the pie.
Q: What does the man mean?
4. W: How come Jim lost his job?
M: I didn t say he had lost it. All I said was if he didn t get out and start selling a few cars instead of idling around all day, he might find himself looking for a new job.
Q: What does the man say about Jim?
5. M: Hello, Mary. This is Paul at the bank. Is Tony home?
W: Not yet. Paul. I don t think you can reach him at the office now, either. He phoned me five minutes ago to say he was stopping for a hair-cut on his way home.
Q: Who do you think the woman probably is?
6. W: Oh! Boy! I don t understand how you got a ticket today. I always thought you were slow even driving on the less crowded fast lane.
M: I m usually careful. But this time I thought I could get through the intersection before the light turned.
Q: What do we learn about the man?
7. W: Your dog certainly seems to know you are his master. Did you have to punish him very often when you trained him?
M: I found it s much better to praise him when he obeys and not to be so fussy when he makes mistakes.
Q: What does the man say about training dogs?
8. M: I am afraid there won t be time to do another tooth today. Make sure you don t eat anything like stakes for the next few hours, and we ll fill the other cavity tomorrow.