初级英语听力listen to this lesson 7
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—Is that Mrs. Brown?
—No, it isn’t. It’s Mrs. Bright.
—Is she English?
—No, she isn’t. She is American.
—Where is Susan now?
—She is in Glasgow.
—Is Glasgow in England?
—No. It’s in Scotland.
—Who is the man over there?
—It’s Mr. Watson.
—Is he a teacher?
—No. He is a doctor.
—My bag, please. Here is my ticket.
—Thank you, Madam. Here’s your bag.
—This is not my bag. It’s Mrs. Brown’s.
—I’m sorry, Madam. Is this yours?
—Yes, it is. Thank you.
—Excuse me. Is this your book?
—No. It’s not mine.
—Whose book is it, then?
—It’s Pedro’s, I think.
—Whose bicycle is that?
—The old green one.
—Oh, that’s Robert’s.
—What are you looking at?
—I’m looking at a photograph.
—Is it interesting?
—Yes, it’s a picture of my girlfriend.
—Are there any oranges in the kitchen?
—No, I’m sorry. There aren’t any.
—Are there any bananas, then?
—Yes. There are plenty of bananas.
—I want some butter, please.
—How much do you want, Madam?
—Half a pound, please.
—Thank you, Madam.
—Is there any cream in the refrigerator?
—No. There isn’t any, I’m afraid.
—Is there any milk, then?
—Yes, there is plenty of milk.
—Where does Pedro come from?
—He comes from Mexico City.
—What language does he speak, then?
—He speaks Spanish.
—What does your friend do?
—He is a bank clerk.
—Where does he work?
—At the Middleland Bank in Birmingham.
—Do you like your apple?
—Yes. It’s nice and sweet. Is yours sweet, too?
—No. Mine is rather sour.
—Oh, I’m sorry about that.
—Can I help you, Madam?
—Yes. I want to see some cardigans.
—What size do you take, Madam?
—About fourteen inches, I think.
1. I really need some new curtains but I’m afraid I can’t sew.
2. My problem is that I can’t find a job. Managers always say my hair is too long.
3. I do love listening to the radio but I’m afraid my radio isn’t working.
4. Just look at these shoes. They cost forty-five pounds last year and they have holes in them now.
5. Do you know anything about cars? My car is using too much petrol.
John Haslam is talking about his garden.
You know, I don’t really like the country. It’s too quiet. There’s not enough movement, not enough action, not enough to do. But I’m like most other people: I need some peace and quiet sometimes, and this little garden is my peace and quiet. It’s big enough for me. During the summer I may spend three or four hours out here. But even in the winter I may come out here for an hour or two at the weekends, if the weather’s good. It’s a good place to sit with my typewriter. And it’s a good place to sit with a book and a drink. And do you know something? I spend as much time out of the house now as I did when I lived in the country. Funny, isn’t it?
C. Telephone Conversation.
(Sound of radio playing. Telephone rings.)
Betty: Listen, Mum. The phone’s ringing. Can I answer it? Julie: Yes, of course. But please answer correctly. (Receiver being picked up.)
Betty: (excited) Hello. This is Betty.
Male Voice; (confused pause) Uh … good evening. Is that 789-6 double 4 3? Betty: Yes, it is. Would you like to talk to my mother?
Male Voice: Well … I’d like to talk to Mrs. Henderson … Betty: Just a moment. I’ll tell her.
Julie: Mrs. Henderson speaking. Who’s calling please?
Male Voice: This is Brian Murphy, Mrs. Henderson. I’m your new neighbor. I moved in yesterday.
Julie: Oh, good evening, Mr. Murphy. Welcome to Oak Lane. Can we give you any help? Male Voice: Sorry to bother you, Mrs. Henderson, but I’d like to ask you some questions. Julie: I’m never too busy to help a neighbor, Mr. Murphy. What would you like to know? Male Voice: Well, first, could you tell me what time the milkman calls? And which day do the dustmen come? Who’s the most dependable newsagent? (pause) Oh, yes … where is the nearest police station?
Julie: My goodness, Mr. Murphy. You have got a lot of questions. Look, I have an idea. Why don’t you come to tea tomorrow afternoon? Then we can meet you and answer all your questions.
Male Voice: That’s very kind of you, Mrs. Henderson. What time shall I come? Julie: Any time after 3 o’clock. We look forward to meeting you. Goodbye. Male Voice: Goodbye, Mrs. Henderson.
(Receiver being replaced.)
Dictation. Dictation 1:
Everything changes. Once a lot of people went to the cinema to see silent films. Then when talking pictures started nobody wanted to see silent films any more. But people still went to the cinema and everybody knew the names of all the great film stars. Now we have television. People sit at home night after night watching their favorite programs. But what is going to happen to the cinema?
Dictation 2: Dear Mr. Scott,
Thank you for your letter of 15th January. You say that you telephoned our office five times in two days and did not receive a reply.
I am sorry about this, but we have had problems with our telephone.
Yours sincerely, D. Renton