B: Listen to the news item again and choose the best answer to complete each of the following sentences.
1. A 2. D 3. A 4. B 5. D
Section 3 Oral Work
Part 1 Questions and Answers Woman: Hello.
Man: Hello. I wonder if you could help me? Would you mind if I left my bags here just for one minute? I have to make a phone call.
Woman: No. I'm sorry, sir. It's not allowed. Man: It's only for a short time.
Woman: It's against regulations. No baggage can be left in reception for security reasons.
Man: Is there anywhere I can leave them?
Woman: I'll get a porter to take them to the left-luggage
office. Man: Where's that?
Woman: It's next to the dining room. Man: No, don't bother. It doesn't matter. Woman: Pardon?
Man: I said don't worry, It’s OK.
Listen to the dialogue and then answer some questions about it .You will hear the dialogue and the questions only once. Answer each questions with a complete sentence after you have heard it.
1. What did the man want to know?
(He wanted to know if he could leave his bags in reception just for one minute.)
2. Why would he leave his bags in reception? (He had to make a phone call.)
3. The woman didn't agree to do so, did she? (No, the woman did not agree.) 4. Why didn't she agree?
(Because it was against the regulations.) 5. What did the regulations say?
(The regulations said that no baggage could be left in the security reasons.)
6. Where could he leave his bags?
(He could leave his bags in the left-luggage office.) 7. Where was the left-luggage office? (It was next to the dining room.)
8. Was it convenient for the man to do that? (No, I'm afraid not.)
Part 2 Retelling
About 11:00 a.m, a strange-looking man entered the City Savings Bank. Rosa noticed him right away. He looked very messy. There were paint marks on his pants and jacket. He carried a large shopping bag with him. He walked around the bank and looked at all the walls.
Rosa watched him very carefully. He walked over to a table. He reached into his bag. Rosa expected him to pull out a gun. She touched the emergency alarm button, but she didn't push it. Then the man pulled something out of his bag. It wasn't a gun. It was a paintbrush.
A few minutes later, the vice-president of the bank introduced Rosa to the man. He was a painter. At noon he started his work, and he painted all the walls in the bank. He finished his work the next day.
Rosa said to Jerry, \dull here.\
Section 4 Supplementary Exercises Part 1 Listening Comprehension Passage 1 My Nephew
This year I decided to do something to regain my reputation as a
kindly uncle. My nephew, Tony, had never forgiven me for the dictionary I had bought him as a birthday present last year. His parents had no reason to be grateful to me either because the year before, I had presented their dear son with a pot of paste* and some funny pictures. Instead of sticking* them into a book, Tony had naturally covered every wall in the house with them. This year, therefore, I decided to let him choose for himself.
We went into a big toyshop but Tony was highly critical of everything he saw. In vain* did I show him toy after toy; he was not to be tempted*. Then I saw his eyes light up: he had discovered something he really did approve of: a large tin drum. I was quite pleased, too, until I thought what Tony's mother would say when she saw it. Nobody would get any sleep for weeks. I led Tony away quickly, saying that the drum was too expensive. If that was how I felt, Tony replied jokingly, then I could buy him the big model railway in the shop window. Now that was really expensive, so I quickly changed the subject.
Tony asked for permission to go off on his own and I made the most of my opportunity to sit down and rest my aching feet. Fifteen minutes passed but there was still no sign of Tony. I began to get worried and got up to look for him, I asked a young
lady if she had seen a little boy in a gray suit. She looked about her helplessly and pointed out that there were so many little boys in gray suits. I was just beginning to despair*, when I saw a strange figure dressed in peculiar purple* clothes. The figure was wearing a false beard and a cave man's* axe* in one hand, and a space gun in the other. It was, of course, Tony, who informed me at once that he was the first cave man to fly into space.
Exercise: Listen to the passage and choose the best answer to each of the following questions.
1. D 2. B 3.D 4.A 5.B 6.C 7.C 8.D
Passage 2 EPA’s Thirtieth Anniversary
The Unite States Environmental Protection Agency observes its 30th anniversary this month. This federal agency was established in 1970 to protect the nation's environment from pollution. It has fought against pollution of the air, water and atmosphere.
After 30 years, the EPA* can point to progress against a number of environmental threats. For example, it has set new requirements for chemical factories. It has taken action to prevent rain from being polluted by chemicals. And, it has