1. M: I think the hostess really went out of her way to make the party a success.
W: Yes, the food and drinks were great , but if only we had known a few of the other guests.
Q: What did the two speakers say about the party?
2. M: Can you stop by the post office and get me some envelopes and 39 cents’ stamps?
W: Well, I am not going to stop by the post office, but I can buy you some at the bookstore after I see the dentist on Market street.
Q: Where will the woman go first?
3. M: How do you like the new physician who replaced Dr. Andrews?
W: He may not seem as agreeable or as thorough as Dr. Andrews, but at least he doesn’t keep patients waiting for hours.
Q: What can we infer from the woman’s answer?
4. W: Tom must be in a bad mood today. He hasn’t said half a dozen words all afternoon.
M: Oh, really? That’s not like the Tom we know.
Q: What does the man imply?
5. W: Do you have the seminar schedule with you? I’d like to find out the topic for Friday.
M: I gave it to my friend, but there should be copies available in the library. I can pick one up for you.
Q: What does the man promise to do?
6 W: I wonder if you could sell me the Psychology textbooks. You took the course last semester, didn’t you?
M: As a matter of fact, I already sold them back to the school bookstore.
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
7. W: Here is this week’s schedule, Tony. On Monday, there is the board meeting. Your speech to the lion’s club is on Tuesday afternoon. Then on Wednesday you have an appointment with your lawyer and…
M: Wait, you mean the business conference on Tuesday is cancelled?
Q: What will the man do this Tuesday?
8. M: Can you believe it? Jessie told her boss he was wrong to have fired his marketing director
W: Yeah, but you know Jessie. If she has something in mind, everyone will know about it.
Q: What does the woman mean?
9. M: We’ve got three women researchers in our group: Mary, Betty and Helen. Do you know them?
W: Sure. Mary is active and sociable. Betty is the most talkative woman I’ve ever met. But guess what? Helen’s just the opposite.
Q: What do we learn from the woman’s remark about Helen?
10. W: Jimmy said that he was going to marry a rich French businesswoman.
M: Don’t be so sure. He once told me that he had bought a big house. Yet he’s still sharing an apartment with Mark.
Q: What does the man imply?
Unless you have visited the southern United States, you probably have never heard of Kudzu. Kudzu, as any farmer in the south will sadly tell you, is a super-powered weed. It is a strong climbing plant. Once it gets started, Kudzu is almost impossible to stop. It climbs to the tops of the tallest trees. It can cover large buildings. Whole barns and farm houses have been known to disappear from view. Wherever it grows, its thick twisting stems are extremely hard to remove. Kudzu was once thought to be a helpful plant. Originally found in Asia, it was brought to America to help protect the land from being swallowed by the sea. It was planted where its tough roots which grow up to five feet long could help hold back the soil. But the plant soon spread to places where it wasn't wanted. Farmers now have to fight to keep it from killing other plants. In a way, Kudzu is a sign of labor shortage in the south. Where there is no one to work the fields, Kudzu soon takes over.