1. How much will the woman pay if she buys two skirts?
A. $ 18 B. $ 19 C. $ 20
2. What will the speakers discuss?
A. report.. B. A computer. C. A report on computer.
3. What are the speakers talking about?
A. A child. B. A room. C. A present.
4. What can we learn from this conversation?
A. The woman does not get along well with the man.
B. The woman does not get along well with her roommate.
C. The man will talk with the woman’s roommate.
5. Where are the two speakers now?
A. On the first floor. B. On the fourth floor. C. On the fifth floor.
6. What was the woman doing before she went?
A .Typing a report. B. Rewriting a report. C. Reviewing a report.
7. Where did the woman have her diner?
A. In a restaurant. B. In her office. C. At home.
8. Why does the man feel surprised?
A. The woman has found a new job.
B. The woman doesn’t feel like leaving.
C. The woman disagrees with him.
9. What does the woman say about her department?
A. There is a lacst.
B. There are serious problems.
C. There is too much pressure.
10. What are the speakers talking about?
A. Popular sports events.
B. TV programs people like best.
C. Things people do after work.
11. How did the woman do the research?
A. She talked to people.
B. She sent letters to people
C. She collected information from newspapers
12. What do most people do in their spare time?
A. Go to movies. B. Read books. C. Watch TV.
13. Where does this conversation take place?
A. At the airport. B. In a restaurant. C. On the street.
14. Why does the woman like San Francisco?
A. It has less traffic.
B. It has the best food and music.
C. People there are friendlier.
15. Where does the woman come from?
A. Pennsylvania. B. San Francisco. C. China.
16. What does the woman think of the man's English?
A. Excellent. B. Acceptable. C. Strange.
17. How many people are in the woman’s family?
A. Three. B. Four. C. Five.
18. What did the children thint having dinner together at home?
A. They thought it was funny.
B. They disliked the idea at first.
C. They preferred eating with friends.
19. How often did the family finally decide to have meals together?
A. Every Sunday. B. Twice a week. C. Three times a week.
20. Who finally set the time for these family dinners?
A. The children. B. The father. C. The woman speaker.
After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a conclusion on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at a few in his list:
The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Banyan (1678)
A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose makes this an English classic.
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)
By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions and translations. This world-famous novel is a complex literature that one cannot resist.
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift (1726)
A great work that’s been repeatedly printed, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels comes third in our list of the best novels written in English.
Clarissa by Samuel Richardson (1748)
Clarissa is a tragic heroine, pressured by her dishonorable family to marry a wealthy man she dislikes, in the book that Samuel Johnson described as “the first book in the world that shows the knowledge about the human heart”.
Tom Jones by Henry Fielding (1749)
Tom Jones is a classic English novel that gets the spirit of its age and whose characters are well-known since they have come to represent the society at that time.
Emma by Jane Austen (1816)
Jane Austen’s Emma is her most outstanding work, mixing the best parts of her early books