II. Basic Listening Practice
M: I’m beside myself with joy. I’m so lucky. Guess what? I’ve won a lit of money in the lottery.
W: Yeah? Well, you do know that money is the root of all evil, right?
Q: What does the woman mean?
W: Mary was furious. Her son wrecked up her car.
M: He shouldn’t have driven a car without a driver’s license. He‘s still taking driving lesson.
Q: What do we know about Mary’s son?
M: Susan, I hear you’re going to marry that guy. Some people think you’ll regret it.
W: Is that so? Only time tell.
Q: What does the woman imply?
M: Mary, I just want to say how sorry I was to learn of your mother’s passing. I know how close you two were?
W: Thank you. It was so sudden. I’M still in a state of shock I don’t know what to do.
Q: Which of following is true?
W: I get furious at work when my opinions aren’t considered just because I’m a woman.
M: You should air your view more emphatically and demand that your vice be heard.
Q: What is the woman complaining about?
Keys: 1.C 2.B 3. D 4.A 5.D
III. Listening In
Task 1: Soft answers turn away wrath.
Mary: Dam! You’re spilled red wine on me. My new dress is ruined.
John: I’ m terrible sorry! What can I do to help? Here’s some water to wash it off.
Mary: Stop splashing water on me! Oh, this is so embarrassing! I’m a mess.
John: Well, you do look a little upset. Please don’t blow up. Don’t lose your cool.
Mary: Hmm, you’ve got the nerve talking like that! Who shouldn’t fly off the handle? This dress cost a fortune.
John: You look really cute when you’re mad. I kid you not. Some people do look attractive when they are in a rage.
Mary: This is very expensive dress. I saved for months to buy it, and now it’s ruined. Look at this stain!
John: Accidents do happen. Give me your dress, and I’ll take it to the cleaners.