1.W: Do you know why Mary has such a long face today?
M: I don’t have the foggiest idea! She should be happy especially since she got a promotion yesterday.
Q: What did the speakers mean?
2.M: Hi, Johanna! Are you interested in going to an Art Exhibition on Sunday? A friend of mine is showing some of her paintings there. It’s the opening night. Free drinks and food!
W: Well, actually, I don’t have anything planned. It sounds kind of fun!
Q: What did the man invite the woman to do on Sunday?
3.M: You did an excellent job in school! You were indeed a great student! Where did your drive come from?
W: Academic achievements were important to my parents as immigrants. Education is where it all begins. My mother in particular tries to get me interested in school.
Q: what do we learn about the woman from the conversation?
4.M: I hear the Sunflower Health Club on Third Street is good!
W: Not right now! I used to go there. I thought it was great because it was real cheap. But the problem was it was always crowded. Sometimes, I had to wait to use the machines.
Q: What does the woman say about the Sunflower health club?
5.W: Tom is very excited! Just yesterday he received his doctoral degree and in a few minutes he’ll be putting the ring on Sarah‘s finger.
M: He’s really such a luck dog! Sarah is a lovely bride and tonight they are going to Hawaii on their honeymoon!
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
6.W: Your chemistry examination is over, isn’t it? Why do you still look so worried?
M: I don’t know. It wasn’t that the questions were too hard, or they were too many of them. But I’m still feeling uneasy because the exam didn’t seem to have much to do with the course material.
Q: What does the man mean?
7.W: Your wife told me that you eat out four or five times a week, I really envy you!
M: Don’t envy me! It’s for business. In fact, I’m sick and tired of restaurant food! Sometimes, I just prefer a home-cooked meal.
Q: Why does the man say he often eats out?
8.W: I was amazed when I heard Tony played piano so expertly! From the way he talked, I thought he was just starting his lessons.
M: Oh, no! That’s the way he always talks!
Q: What can we infer about Tony from the conversation?