1.What did the woman do last Saturday?
A.She saw a play. B.She acted in a play. C.She went to the tea house.
2.How much time is left before the movie begins?
A.7 minutes. B.15 minutes. C.30 minutes.
3.Where can you most probably hear this talk?
A.In a department store. B.In a post office. C.In a bank.
4.Why does the man turn down the woman’s offer?
A.He doesn’t have coffee before lunch.
B.He doesn’t feel like wine.
C.He prefers tea.
5.How much did the woman’s trousers cost?
A.45 dollars. B.12 dollars. C.33 dollars.
6.What does the woman ask to do at first?
A.Change the gloves. B.Return the gloves. C.Try the gloves.
7.How much will the woman pay to get the gloves she likes?
A.$29.95. B. $35.25. C. $5.3.
8.What is the conversation about?
A.A film. B.A book. C.A story.
9.What does the girl think of the film?
A.She thinks it is terrible.
B.She thinks it is good.
C.She thinks it is wonderful.
10.According to the girl,what did the film director do to the story?
A.He followed the story.
B.He improved the story.
C.He changed the story.
11.What is the relationship between the two speakers?
A.They are director and actress.
B.They are husband and wife.
C.They are reporter and actress.
12.What does the woman do in the play?
A.She acts a young lady.
B.She directs the play.
C.She writes the play.
13.What does the woman want to be after this play?
A.A singer.B.A director.
C.A film star.
14.What is Susan Welch?
A.A reporter. B.A singer. C.An announcer.
15.Which of the following may be included in Pop World of BCD International?
A.Basic music knowledge.
B.Stories about the old days.
C.Information about some song writers.
16.Which program gives the ideas behind the pop songs?
A.The History of Pop.
B.About the Big Hits.
C.The Road to Music.
17.What can we learn from the text?
A.It’s impossible for foreigners to understand most pop songs.
B.Pop Words is the listeners’ favorite programme.
C.It’s difficult for native English speakers to understand some pop songs.
18.Why did Mark Twain’s friend ask him to buy a ticket for him?
A.He was a poor man.
B.He had lost his money.
C.Mark Twain was kind.
19.What was the friend doing when the conductor came to check the tickets?
A.He was lying on the seat.
B.He was sitting on the seat.
C.He was lying under the seat.
20.Why did Mark Twain talk in a loud voice?
A.To make his friend hear.
B.To make the conductor hear.
C.To make the passengers hear.
M:Did you go to the theater last Saturday?
W:Yes,I saw“The Tea House”.The acting was excellent.
W:What time does the movie begin?
M:It starts at seven.
W:What time is it now?
M:About six fortyfive.We’d better hurry up.
W:Good morning.May I help you,sir?
M:Yes,could I change these pounds for dollars,please?
W:Do you want small bills or large ones?
M:It doesn’t matter.
W:Have a cup of coffee?
M:No,thanks.Not before lunch.
W:Please have one.It’s just cooked.
M:I honestly don’t feel like one at the moment,thanks.
M:I paid 45 dollars for the trousers.
W:Look at mine.They’re twelve dollars cheaper than yours.
W:Excuse me.Do you think I can return these gloves?
M:What’s the problem with them?
W:They are too small.
M:Didn’t you try them on before you bought them?
W:Well,as a matter of fact,I received them as a gift.
M:OK.I see.I’m afraid I can’t give you a cash return,but you can change them.
W:I believe you sell these gloves for $29.95.
M:Yes.I’ll take the gloves of t he same price for you to choose.
W:But that pair looks nice.May I have a try?
M:It’s for $35.25.If you like to take that pair,you’ll pay some extra money.
W:Oh,it’s so nice to be out of the cinema.It was so hot in there; I thought I’d melt!
M:Terrible,wasn’t it? Well,what did you think of Madame Curie? Do you think it is as good as the reviews said?
W:It’s a good film,but not as good as the book.I think some of the story was missing in the film.
M:Yes,but you couldn’t possibly fit everything that happens in a 200page novel into a 2ho ur film.There simply isn’t the time.
W:I know.But the director should at least try to follow the story.(Annoyed) With this film he left out some important people and even changed the end.
M:(Amused) Well,perhaps he thought he was improving the story,Karen.
W:Perhaps he did,but I just don’t think a film director has the right.
M:Excuse me,may I ask you some questions?
M:I hear that you are going to put on a new play soon.I’d like to know about what you do in the play.Could you explain exactly what you do?
W:OK.It’s a comedy.The director asked me to pl ay the part of a young lady.We are very busy practising.
M:When will the play be put on?
W:We plan to put it on next week.
M:How do you enjoy your work?
W:Very much,but we have to practise a lot.We practise the movements,and try to remember the lines.
M:What do you plan to do after this play?
I intend to take part in a film.And I’ll try to work as a director.
M:I wish you a lot of success.
W:Thank you very much.
Good evening.You are listen ing to Pop World of BCD I nternational.I’m Susan Welch.Since many people want to listen to and understand pop songs,radio producers at BCD International have made hundreds of programs over the years.The History of Pop or The Road to Music brings you the language of pop music and information about the period and the artists.If you want to hear from the artists themselves,there’s a new series called About the Big Hits.This is based on interviews with popular singers and song writers.They talk to us about the meanings and ideas behind songs.
If you want to understand the words to the big music hits,Pop Words is the program for you.After all it’s hard enough for native English sp eakers to understand most pop songs.So,if English isn’t your first language,you shouldn’t be surprised if the words to many songs leave you in the dark.
Mark Twain,as you know,was famous in his days as a public speaker.In his public speeches,he always liked to tell funny stories and he also liked to play jokes on his friends. One day,one of his friends lost his money and asked him to buy a ticket for him.“I don’t have enough money to pay for your ticket and mine,”Mark Twain said.The friend didn’t know what to do. “We can do this,”Mark Twain said.“We can get on the train and when the conductor comes to check the tickets,you can hide under my seat.”
Later,however,when the conductor came to check the tickets,Mark Twain gave him two tickets—one for himself and the other for his friend.Then he explained in a loud voice.“My friend here is a very strange man.When he travels on the train,he does not like to sit on the seat.He enjoys lying under the seat on the floor.”Of course everyone in the train looked at the poor friend under the seat and laughed at him loudly.