Directions: Listen to five short conversations and choose the best answer to each question you hear.
A. The man doesn’t consider himself part of society.
B. The woman doesn’t know what’s important in society.
C. The woman doesn’t worry about important things in society.
D. The man doesn’t care about children saying ma’am or sir.
W: When was the last time that you heard a child use the words ma’am and sir? Honestly, I think civility is fading from society.
M: Come on! Isn’t there anything more important to worry about?
Q: What can be inferred from the conversation?
A. The reasons why the woman is wrong.
B. The reasons why the woman is important.
C. The woman’s working experience.
D. The woman’s work as a writer.
A. Show respect to the teacher.
B. Disagree with the teacher.
C. Get angry at the teacher.
D. Have independent thought.
W: My teacher gets angry every time I don’t agree with her. This is ridiculous! She should encourage independent thought!
M: I don’t think she’d get angry if you were a little more respectful when you disagreed. Try that next time.
Q: What does the man want the woman to try?
A. The shop.
B. The shirt.
C. The service.
D. The company policy.
M: I bought the shirt last week, but it is too small for me. Can I change it for a larger size?
W: Sorry, Sir. That’s against the company policy.
Q: What are they talking about?
A. One’s personal contacts.
B. One’s special abilities.
C. One’s hard work.
D. One’s own values.
W: What do you think is more important to success in the arts – talent or hard work?
M: Talent, I suppose. But I wouldn’t discredit the value of hard work. Oh, and good looks are important too, as are personal contacts.
Q: According to the man, what’s the most important?