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新视野大学英语视听说教程第二册录音文本(5-7单元)  

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                                         Unit 5

II. Listening Skills

1. M: The police gave a few tickets out last week along Highway 15.

  W: In fact, quite a few tickets were given on that road.

  Q: What does the woman mean?

 

2. M: Who do you think is the smartest student in the class?

  W: Mary is second to none.

  Q: What does the woman say about Mary?

 

3. W: What are you so happy about?

  M: Instead of being given an even dozen, we’ve been given a baker’s dozen.

  Q: Why is the man so happy?

 

4. M: We have had a lot of rain over the last few years.

  W: But nothing like this.

  Q: What does the woman mean?

 

5. M: What effect has the booming economy had on interest rates for loans?

  W: The interest rates have skyrocketed!

  Q: What does the woman mean?

1. A   2. B   3.B   4.D   5.C

III. Listening In

Task 1: Dogs aren’t allowed here!

Manager: I’m sorry. Miss, but dogs aren’t allowed in this theater.

Mary:    But I have a ticket for him.

Manager: I’m very sorry, but animals aren’t permitted.

Mary:   You don’t understand. This is a special case. My dog is so well trained and so intelligent that he’s almost human.

Manager: I see that you have an exceptional animal, but…

Mary:   I promise you that if there is any problem we’ll leave the theater immediately. I promise you that this dog isn’t like any other dog you’ve ever seen.

Manager: Well…all right. I’ll let you go in, since the theater is almost empty tonight. But your dog will have to behave himself, or you will have to leave.

Mary:   Thank you very much.

1. allowed   movie theater  

2. a ticket   

3. well trained    intelligent   human   

4.any problem    leave the theater    any other dog    seen    

5. almost empty    

 

Task 2: Put the cat out!

A couple was going out for the evening to celebrate the wife’s birthday. While they were getting ready, the husband put the cat out. The taxi arrived, and as the couple walked out of their home, the cat ran back into the house. Not wanting their car to have free run of the house while they were out, the husband went back upstairs to chase the cat out. The wife, not waiting it known that the house would be empty, explained to the taxi driver, “He’s just going upstairs to say goodbye to my mother.” A few minutes later, the husband got into the car, and said, “Sorry it took it so long. The stupid old thing was hiding under the bed, and I had to poke her with a stick to get her to come out!”

4-1-3-5-2-6     D) She was ill-treated at home.

Task 3: A Sudden Change in the Parrot’s Attitude

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of this bird’s mouth was rude. John tried every method to change the bird’s attitude by constantly saying polite words, playing soft music, and anything he could think of to set a good example. Nothing worked. Finally, John got fed up and he yelled at the parrot. And the bird yelled back. John shook the parrot, and the bird got angrier and ruder. Finally, in a moment of desperation, John put the bird in the refrigerator freezer. For a few minutes, John heard the bird scream and kick. Then suddenly there was silence. Not a sound for over a minute. Fearing that he’s hurt the bird, John quickly opened the door to the freezer. The parrot calmly stepped out and said, “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I am truly sorry, and I will do everything I can to correct my poor behavior.”

John was greatly surprised at the bird’s change of attitude. As he was about to ask the parrot what had caused such a sudden change in his behavior, the bird continued, “May Ii ask why you put the chickens there and what they did wrong?”

1.C   2.D   3.B   4.C     5.A

IV. Speaking Out

Model 1 The dog will be company for her.

John:  Se-Jin, come shopping with me. I’m buying a present for my mother.

Se-Jin: What are you getting her?

John:  I’ve got just the perfect idea. A dog.

Se-Jin: A dog? Would she like that?

John:  She’ll love it. My dad works long hours each day, and I think with me away at school, she is a bit lonely. And I’ll just get a small one, a Pekinese.

Se-Jin: Good idea! The dog will be company for her.

Now Your Turn

A: Hi, come shopping with me. I want to buy a gift for my neighbor.

B: What for?

A: His wife died a couple of weeks ago, and he is feeling lonely. He’s been kind to us. I want to buy something to cheer him up.

B: What do you want to get for him?

A: I’m thinking of buying a bunch of flowers for him.

B: But I’ve got a perfect idea. A dog.

A: A dog? Why?

B: He’ll be crazy about it. He’s so lonely; he needs company rather than beautiful flowers.

A: Good thinking! The dog can keep him company.

Model 2 Where to walk dogs?      

Bob:  There’s some talk of a businessman building a dog park in Shanghai.

Laura: Really, what on earth for?

Bob:  Apparently there is a law against having dogs on the streets.

Laura: Does it mean that the dogs have to stay inside apartments at all times?

Bob:  It sounds pretty cruel, doesn’t it? Maybe the park is a good idea.

Laura: Maybe they should just allow people to walk their dogs on the streets.

Bob:  But in many large cities where dogs can be walked, the streets are a mess. I heard Paris is the worst.

Laura: Couldn’t people just clean up after their dogs?

Bob:  Would they?

Now Your Turn

A: Have you heard the city has passes a law against walking dogs in the streets?

B: Sure, it’s published in the newspapers.

A: It means that dogs have to be kept inside all the time.

B: It’s rather cruel, isn’t it? We shouldn’t be so cruel to dumb animals.

A: But dogs often leave a mess from their dogs.

B: But owners can clean up the mess from their dogs.

A: Would they?

B: Perhaps the best solution is to build a dog park. Then people can walk their dogs there.

A: Sounds too good to be realistic. The city is already too crowed without the dogs.

Model 3 What does having a few fish do for you?

Philip: Wow! I see you’ve bought an aquarium. Nice!

Peter: You should get one too. I highly recommend it.

Philip: Why? What does having a few fish do for you?

Peter: I find it relaxing just to sit down and watch tropical fish at the end of a tiring day.

Philip: I can understand. I like to take it easy after work , too.

Peter: There’s more than that. They’re really fascinating. They give you hours of entertainment, believe me.

Philip: Perhaps I should give it a try.

Peter: OK, I can lend you a couple of good reference books.

Philip: Great! Any other tips on getting started?

Now Your Turn

A: Wow! You’ve bought a discman! It does look nice!

B: You’d better buy one as well. I strongly recommend it.

A: Why? What can it do for you?
B: I find it relaxing to listen to music on it.

A: I can understand. After a day’s work I like to relax a bit myself.

B: Not only that. Some music cheers you up and makes you forget all your troubles.

A: Maybe I should have a try, but I don’t know how to use the diskman.
B: OK, I can lend you this manual.

A: Wonderful! Any other tips on getting starded?

V. Let’s Talk

An Intelligent Dog

A black dog walked into a butcher’s shop with a five-dollar bill in his mouth. He spent several minutes looking at the meat on display. He finally fixed his eyes on the lamb chops and barked, showing that he wanted to buy some of them. The butcher, thinking the dog wouldn’t know the difference, picked out the worst chops. The dog barked angrily and continued to bark until the butcher selected the finest chops. After the butcher took the money from the dog’s mouth, the dog picked up the chops and left the shop.

The butcher was deeply impressed and decided that he would like to own a clever dog like that. He closed up shop and followed the dog to see where it went. The dog entered an apartment house, climbed to the third floor, and began to scratch on the door. With that, the door opened and an angry man started yelling at the dog. As he did so, the butcher stepped forward to ask the man to stop. “What are you doing?” That’s the smartest animal I’ve ever seen! Surely it doesn’t deserve this kind of treatment.” The butcher then went on to explain how the dog had bought the best lamb chops in the shop. The man looked at the butcher from the corner of his eye and said, “I don’t think he’s so intelligent. You see, this is third time this week he’s forgotten his key.”

Characters

Actions and Words

A dog

walked into a butcher’s shop with five dollars;

fixed eyes on the lamb chops and barked—wanted some.

The butcher

picked up the worst/lowest quality chops.

The dog

barked angrily and continuously

The butcher

selected the finest chops;

took the money.

The dog

left.

The butcher

wanted to own/have such a dog;

followed the dog.

The dog

entered an apartment house

climbed to the third floor;

scratched on the door.

A man

opened the door;

yelled at the dog.

The butcher

asked him to stop,

saying it was the smartest/cleverest animal;

explained how the dog had got the best lamb chops.

The man

looked at him sideways;

said it was the third time this week the dog had forgotten his key.

 

VI. Furthering Listening and Speaking

Task 1: A Birthday Present

Mary: David, how did your mom like the dog you gave her for a birthday gift?

David: Oh, Mary, she was delighted. It licked her hand and wagged its tail and she was hooked.

Mary: What did she call it?

David: She’s calling it “Brian”, after a friend of hers.

Mary: Your mom always did have a sense of humor. I read somewhere that dogs can become very close to their owners.

David: I’ve heard that. I saw an interview on TV with a man who had epileptic attacks, and his dog would warn him before he would have an attack.

Mary: Really? I wonder how they can do that1

David: It ahs something to do with the dog’s sense of smell. It’s very keen.

Mary: Do you think Brian will be able to foretell when your mom is going to roast a chicken?

 

After David gave his mom a dog as a birthday present, she was very pleased, for the dog licked her hand and wagged its tail. She called it Brian after one of her friends. Mary read an article which says that dogs can be faithful to their owners/masters. David agreed, for he saw a TV interview which introduced a dog that could warn its master of an epileptic attack. He explained that this ability of the dog’s has something to do with its keen sense of smell. Jokingly, Mary said she wounded whether the dog Brian can foretell/predict when David’s mom is going to roast a chicken.

Task 2: 100 Percent Polar Bear

One afternoon in the Arctic, a father polar bear and his son polar bear were sitting in the snow. The son turned to his father and asked, “Dad, am I 100 percent polar bear?” “Of course, son, you’re 100 percent polar bear.”

A few minutes passed, and the bear turned to his father again and said, “Dad, tell me the truth. I can take it. Am I 100 percent polar bear? No brown bear or panda bear?” “Son, I’m 100 percent polar bear and your mother is 100 percent polar bear, so you’re certainly 100 percent polar bear.”

A few minutes passed, and the son polar bear again turned to his father and asked, “Dad, don’t worry. But it’ll hurt my feelings if it’s not true. I really need to know…am I really 100 percent polar bear?”

Somewhat angered by this continued questioning, the father polar bear yelled at his son, “Why on earth do you keep asking is you’re 100 percent polar bear?”

“Because I’m freezing to death out here!”

1.T   2.F  3.F   4.T   5.F

Task 3: An Introduction to Advertising

“Are you ready to go to work?” a woman asks her dog Sydney. The dog was her tail. Then she starts sniffing around inside the house. Sydney is hunting for mold. When she sits down, that means she smells mold nearby. Usually mold is found within three or four feet. A boy who lives in this house has epileptic attacks. It could be from mold. His mother wanted to find the mold. She tried other ways to find it, but they didn’t work. She said she trusted the dog more than the other ways. Workers found mold near where Sydney sat. Nobody had thought to look for mold there before. Now it can be cleaned out and the boy will feel much better.

Sydney is very special. Only about ten animals in the U.S. can do this. She spent hundreds of hours with a police dog trainer in Florida to learn how. In the U.S., people have used dogs to find drugs and bombs for a long time, but dogs that find mold are something new.

People in Europe have used mold-sniffing dogs for many years. Dogs are cheaper to use than human trackers and can find exactly where the mold is. They also do it quickly and for less than %500. Other methods may cost thousands of dollars and take many weeks.

1.D   2.C   3.B   4.A   5.D

Speaking

A Funeral for a Dead Fish

Nancy: Westerners often take pets as their friends, even their family members. Especially dogs They think dogs are man’s best friends.

Michael: What pets do people usually keep?

Nancy:  A lot. Fish, cats, horses… anything could be a pet.

Michael: Do you have a pet?

Nancy: I have three fish. One day, the fish called Susan died. We even had a funeral for her.

Michael: A funeral?

Nancy: Yes, usually it’s a ceremony for dead people. But we had a funeral for the dead fish.

Michael: Sounds interesting.

Nancy: Well, I need to go back to feed my fish. Talk to you later.

Michael: OK, bye.

                          

                         Unit 6

II. Listening Skills

Dialog 1

Girl 1: What do you think of this miniskirt, Amy? Pretty hot stuff, eh?

Girl 2: Wow…it’s pretty short. My mom would never let me wear something like that.

Girl 1: My mom’s cool. She lets me make my own decisions about clothes.

Girl 2: Not my mom. She’d be mad if I came home in a skirt like that.

Girl 1: Let’s both got one; then maybe your mom wouldn’t be so upset if we both wore the same skirt.

Girl 2: Well…maybe.

1.D   2. The first girl(The girl who suggests wearing the short skirt.)

 

Dialog 2

Mother: Lily, where did you get that skirt? You can’t wear that. It’s much too short! What will others think?

Lily:   You don’t understand fashion. It’s what everyone is wearing. I think it looks very attractive.

Mother: Nonsense, it’s only suitable for a supermodel on the catwalk. It’s not meant for ordinary people like us. Your dad is sure to say the skirt is far too revealing!

Lily:   But it’s really in high fashion; everyone is wearing clothes like this.

Mother: Not everyone. Your friend Amy would never wear a skirt like that!

[Amy comes in, wearing the same style of short skirt!]

Lily:   Look, Amy has come. She’s wearing the same skirt!

Mother: My God, I give up.

1. B   2. No, she hasn’t.

III. Listening In

Task 1: A Woman’s Funny Dress

Lily:    Mom, look at that woman. Her dress looks funny.

Mother: I wouldn’t say that, Lily. It looks fine to me.

Lily:   Are you kidding? She’s out of fashion. That’s last year’s style.

Mother: Oh, come one, as long as it looks good on her.

Lily:   Wow, you’re really as out-dated as she is.

Mother: You’re right. I’m out of date. So what? What’s the point of following the fashion?

Lily:   No wonder you never buy me new dresses.

1.       looks funny

2.       looks fine to her

3.       is behind the times

4.       went out

5.       looks good on her

6.       out-dated

7.       keeping herself in style

8.       no wonder

Task 2: How is fashion decided?

Fashion designers design and make fashionable clothes for men and women. They deign trends and create new styles. Paris has been the traditional center of world fashion, though recently British designers have had great influence in setting new styles, and so have certain designers in the United States and Italy. French designers guard the secrets of their new designs until their collections are shown to the public. Then pictures of the styles are published in newspapers and magazines all over the world. People from many countries travel to Paris to buy the clothes and copy the newest ideas. In January they go to see the spring clothes; and in July, to see the autumn designs. Many dress manufacturers from other countries buy the original clothes of the famous French designers. They then take them back to their own sewing rooms, where the clothes are copied and made up in great numbers. That’s why you may be able to buy in your town the clothing that is in the latest style without paying a very high price for it. Other manufacturers use the Paris styles simply as a starting point for their own ideas. Still others may adapt only a part of the French design into their own styles.

1. F   2.F   3.T   4.T   5.F

Fashion designers             design fashionable clothes,

                            begin trends and new styles,

                            and their work is copied all over the world.

Paris                        is the center of the world fashion, where the secrets of the new designs are guarded until they are shown to the public

People and manufacturers      come to Paris to buy and copy new clothes, in January and July. Then the clothes are copied and made up in large numbers, for which one does not have to pay a high price.

                             Other manufacturers use Paris styles simply as a starting point for their own ideas.

                             Still others adapt only a part of the French design

Task 3: Dreaming of Being a Fashion Model

Top fashion models travel all over the world, earn huge salaries and live exciting lives. If you want to be a model, you should know the basic rules. Girls are usually picked to be models when they are between 15 and 22 years old. Ideally, they are tall, long-legged, and thin. The minimum height is about 5’8”, and the average weight is 108-125 pounds. A few other important things for a fashion model are clear skin, healthy hair, straight teeth, and a well-shaped body. You’ll also need ambition, intelligence, confidence, independence, and will-power.

If you’ve got the right looks but are worried over not being tall enough or fit enough, Kimi is the answer. Kimi is the magic key to developing your fashion model potential. Kimi is a computer-designed stimulator. It massages your feet to stimulate a part of your brain that produces more growth hormones. This will give you the fashion model kind of height. You should also go in for some sports like running or basketball. These increase the benefits of using Kimi.

Make an important decision today. Order Kimi right now! Don’t you think having the hegith and shape of a fashion model would be wonderful? Yes, Kimi helps you realize your dream.

1.D   2.B   3.A   4.B     5.C

Top fashion models…..earning large salaries

Future models…..being at least 5’8” tall

Kimi…………..massaging one’s feet

A part of the brain……producing growth hormones directly

Customers…….buying Kimi

IV. Speaking Out

Model 1 How did you like the fashion show?

Laura: How did you like the fashion show last night?

John:  It was dumb. I think it’s stupid of women to wear clothes like that.

Laura:  I didn’t see anything wrong with the clothes; they looked pretty nice to me.

John:  Do you really think people can wear that stuff and walk around the streets?

Laura: Yes, I do. At least, some people certainly can. They wear high-fashion clothes to show off their sense of style and wealth.

John:  Well, I still think they’re dumb. It makes more sense to spend the money on more practical purposes.

Now Your Turn

A: What did you think of the low-cut dress at the fashion show yesterday evening?

B: I think it’s not decent for Chinese girls to wear a dress like that.

A: The dress seemed quite al right to me. In fact, they looked pretty nice to me.

B: Do you really think people can wear that stuff and walk around the streets?

A: Yes, I do. Don’t forget this is already the 21st century. Some people wear high-fashion clothes to show off their sense of style as wealth.

B: Well, I still think low-neck dresses are wrong. It would be better to spend the money on high-quality, traditional clothes.

Model 2 I’m looking for a light jacket.  

Salesman: What can I do for you?

John:    I’m looking for a light jacket.

Salesman: Please come this way; they’re just over here. What size do you like?

John:    I’m not sure.

Salesman: ok, I’ll measure you. Well, you are size 42. What color do you like?

John:     Light blue, please.

Salesman: OK, try this one on.

John:     Yes, that’s comfortable. And the color goes well with my jeans. How much is it?

Salesman: $24.99.

John:     I’ll take it. Can I pay with a credit card?

Salesman: Sure, we take both debit and major credit cards.

Now Your Turn

A: Can I help you?

B: Can you show me a pair of jeans?

A: OK. What size do you wear?

B: I don’t know.

A: No problem, I’ll take your measurements…OK, what color do you like?

B: Dark blue, please.

A: Please try this one on…How does it feel?

B: Yes, that’s comfortable. And the color matches my jacket. What does it cost?

A: $79.90.

B: I’ll take it. Can I pay with a credit card?
A: Sorry, we accept only cash.

Model 3 Could you show me a pair of running shoes?

Salesman: Good morning, see anything you like?

John:     Not yet, I’ll look around first…Excuse me, could you show me a pair of running shoes? Are any of these on sale?

Salesman: The price of the Reeboks won’t change, but the Nikes go on sale this afternoon:25% off. That’s a good deal.

John:    No, I don’t like Nikes at all.

Salesman: Well, why don’t you try on this pair of Reeboks and see how they feel?

John:    Okay. But I think they are going to be on the small side. Oh, there, I’m afraid are a bit too tight. Do you have a size 24?

Salesman: I’m sorry, they’re all sold out. But I’ll be glad to order a new pair of you.

John:    How long will it take?

Salesman: Three days.

John:    Then don’t bother. Thank you anyway.

 

Now Your Turn

A: May I help you?

B: I want to buy a dress. Can I have a look at the green one?

A: Sure. Please try it on and see how it feels.
B: OK…I think it’s a bit too large. Do you have a smaller one?

A: I’m sorry, this is the smallest one. How about the blue one?

B: No, I don’t like the color. Thanks.

V. Let’s Talk

The Miniskirt

Mary Quant was a famous dress designer in the 1960s. Her main contribution to fashion history was the miniskirt. During the 1960s many young people were starting to think women could do more in life than be wives and mothers. Clothes became a weapon in the battle between generations. Anything different and daring was soon popular. During this period miniskirts attracted the world’s attention. It was teenagers and very young girls who bought short shirts that displayed their legs. Ms. Quant said that at her fashion shop, young women began demanding shorter and shorter skirts. “If I didn’t make them short enough, the girls that had wonderful legs would take scissors and shorten the skirts themselves.” She said. Eventually, Ms. Quant’s skirts, which arrived in the United States in the mid-60’s, were reduced to about five inches. In parts of Europe and North America the miniskirt represented loose morals. Members of the older generation believed good girls would never appear in miniskirts. But in Ms. Quant’s opinion, short skirts worn with heavy pantyhose would make the girl look childlike. Lately, feminists have come to see mini as a symbol of women’s liberation, as a powerful weapon against the traditional stereotype of the woman simply as wife and mother.

1.D   2.D   3.A   4.C   5.B

VI. Furthering Listening and Speaking

Task 1: Paying for the New Clothes

Daughter: Mom, I need some new clothes. Everything I have is out of date. The new semester will be starting soon—can we go shopping?

Mother:  You have a closet full of clothes that are still in very good condition. Your father and I already have to pay you university tuition…and there’re the books too.

Daughter: But everyone else will be wearing the latest Levis. And I will look stupid wearing the same old skirts I wore in high school. They are so long. People will think I came form the middle ages.

Mother:  But…

Daughter: Maybe I could get a part-time job to help pay for the new clothes.

Mother: No, you need to study. But university is a new experience…maybe we can look for something not too expensive.

Daughter: Wonderful, at least we can have a look.

The daughter wants to buy new clothes, but the mother disagrees, saying she still has a lot of clothes in good condition and the parents have to pay for the university tuition. The daughter argues that she needs clothes in fashion, so as not to look as if she had come form the middle ages. The daughter then suggests getting a part-time job to cover the expenses. Not wanting to affect the daughter’s studies, the mother finally agrees to buy new clothes.

Task 2: A Model’s Description of Her Work

Before the fashion show started, we had a rehearsal. In a small room we were each given a space. A dresser got us into the fashion clothes, then an assistant checked that the style was right—the correct number of buttons undone, the trousers pulled to the right height. Once dressed, we queued up in order by the door. The fashion designer checked that the clothing was as the he wanted. The music started, and we went out. We posed for the photographers, turned and walked back. It was a breeze. I walked back into the room, too excited to realize I was meant to hurry. In the few steps from the door you can throw off quite a few layers of clothing. By failing to do so, I almost missed my next turn.

At 8:30p.m., with the audience in place, we were back in the clothes. We went out again, to a full house. The music was loud, but clear. You could hear the talking—fashion shows are not theatre, and people don’t keep quiet. Journalists discuss what to write about; buyers discuss whether they can make a profit from the clothes. And although you have been chosen for your looks that are suitable for certain dresses, as a model, you are just an advertisement for the designer. So you walk through conversations, unable to stop or react. You are not a creative human being, just a smiling doll.

1.T   2.F  3.T   4.F   5.F

Task 3: Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-dot Bikini

She was afraid to come out of the locker

She was as nervous as she could be

She was afraid to come out of the locker

She was afraid that somebody would see

One, two, three, four, tell people what she wore

 

It was an itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini

That she wore for the first time today.

An itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka-dot bikini

So in the locker she wanted to stay.

Two, three, four, stick around we’ll tell you more

 

She was afraid to come out in the open

And so a blanket around her she wore

She was afraid to come out in the open

And so she sat bundled up on the shore

Two, three, four, tell the people what she wore

Speaking

Buying an Expensive Dress

Nancy: Your new low-cut dress is wonderful.

Jill:   Thank you, Nancy. I just bought it on sale. It was marked d9own 50%.

Nancy: Where did you get it?

Jill:    Lane Crawford. They had a year-end sale that was too good to pass up.

Nancy: I heard about this store. They have all the high-end stuff.

Jill:   Nothing good in life is cheap.

Nancy: Well, let’s go shopping then. And don’t forget to bring it.

Jill:   Bring what?

Nancy: Your credit card.

 

                        Unit 7

II. Listening Skills

1. W: How much money is the rent for an apartment in this neighborhood?

  M: Your rent should be about a quarter of that.

  Q: How much should be the woman’s rent be?

 

2. M: I paid $3,500 for this digital camera. It was on sale at a 30$ discount.

  W: It’s a real bargain.

  Q: How much did the camera cost originally?

 

3. M: What’s the rate for an economy car?

  W: The daily rate is $32, unlimited mileage.

  Q: How much will the man pay if he rents the car for a week?

 

4. M: I’ll take these sweaters. How much do they cost?

  W: They are $180 each and four makes a total of $720. But today we are offering a 20% discount.

  Q: How much does the man have to pay?

 

5. W: What an old car you’ve got!

  M: Well, it had run 12,000 miles when I bought it second hand. And it’s covered 3,080 miles since then.

  Q: How many miles has the car run?

1.B   2.A   3.A   4.D   5.B

 

III. Listening In

Task 1: It’s time to buy.

Mike: Hey, Robert, where are you off to?

Robert: I’m going to talk to a banker about a loan.

Mike: You are short of money? I thought you were the saving type.

Robert: There’s a time to save and a time to spend.

Mike: I know all about spending. What’s the loan for? I have a few bucks I could…

Robert: I’m considering getting a mortgage to buy some property.

Mike: Do you think property is a good investment? I mean, it’s a lot of money.

Robert: Well, Mike, as you know, property values have been going through the roof. If I had bought an apartment two years ago, its value would have gone up by 30 percent today.

Mike: And from what I know, interest rates are low now.

Robert: Exactly. Sounds like a good time to buy.

1.       a banker    a loan

2.       saving     save    spend

3.       a mortgage     property

4.       Property values 

5.       risen/gone up/increased by 30 percent

Task 2: Can I have my change please?

Tom was down on his luck and felt he needed a few drinks. Hw went to a bar and had several drinks. When he was done, he stood up and walked toward the door. The barman shouted after him, “Hey mister, are you going to pay for those drinks?”

Tom turned around and replied, “I have already paid you,” and then walked out of the bar. Almost immediately he saw one of his friends Richard and told him about the barman, “Just go in there and drink all you want, then get up and leave. When the barman asks you to pay the bill, just tell him you have already paid.”

This sounded easy enough, so Richard went in and has several drinks. The barman went to him and said, “Before you came in, another man was here. When I asked him to pay his bill, he told me he’d paid, but I don’t remember him paying me.”

Richard said, “I would love to stay and hear your story, but I don’t have time. Can I havemy change please?”

1. A   2.B   3.D   4.C   5.C

Task 3: Why not just print money?

What’s the solution to a recession, a time of little economic activity? Just print money! Sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Let’s see if this will work by using an example.

Let’s pretend that all the students in your class make up the ENTER population of the country, and the teacher represents the government. Let’s also pretend each student has exactly $1.00.

Since we are in a recession, let’s have the teacher, who represents the government, print money. He prints $1.00 more for everyone. Now everyone has $1.00 more to spend. More money to spend sounds like a great way to get us out of recession, since more money to spend means demand for goods and services.

Then if that works, why don’t we give MORE money away? How about $100? Now we have lots of money to spend. So no more recession, right?

Not really, because we have only looked at one side of the problem. As more and more people receive more and more money, what’ll happen?

Since everyone has more money, the students all go shopping to spend that extra money. This causes the demand for goods and services to rise, and people who sell goods and services raise price. For example, if you could buy a new music CD at $10 in the past, now the price could be $1,000! This is called inflation.

So, the original reason for printing all this money was to help get us of recession, but we have only replaced one problem with another.

1.T   2.T   3.F   4.F     5.F

IV. Speaking Out

Model 1 I want to blow it all.

John:  Hey, Se-Jin, do you want to come shopping with me? My dad just gave me my monthly allowance and I want to blow it all.

Se-Jin: That sounds just like you, John! What do you want to buy?

John:  I don’t know…Some music CDs, maybe.

Se-Jin: If you spend all that money on things you don’t even know if you want, you won’t have any money left when you need it.

John:  But if I just save my money, that doesn’t s sound like much fun either. Besides, I need some new CDs.

Se-Jin: You also need a financial advisor!

Now Your Turn

A: Hey, do you want to come shopping with me? I just got some money from my part-time job, and I want to get rid of it right away.

B: That’s your style. What do you want to buy?

A: I don’t know…some fashionable clothes, maybe.

B: If you waste all your money on things you don’t even know if you want, you’ll be out of money completely when you need it.

A: But if I just hold on to my money…that doesn’t make much sense either. I really need some new clothes. What’s the point of saving lots of money without fun?

B: As I see it, you need a person to look after your money.

Model 2 Can money buy everything?

Peter: I’m trying to think of ways to become rich. If I could get my hands on a lot of money, I’ll be really happy.

Jane: Do you really think so? I’m not so sure.

Peter: Of course, why wouldn’t I? I’d be able to have anything I want.

Jane: Well, there are plenty of people who have a lot of money but aren’t happy. What do you say to that?

Peter: But if I became a millionaire, I’d buy whatever I wanted.

Jane: Can you buy true love? Can you buy the moon?

Peter: Maybe not, but I can buy a house with a lot of modern conveniences.

Jane: So many people think like you do, buy look at all the divorces, suicides and murders among wealthy people. How do you explain that?

Peter: Maybe there’s something in what you said.

Now Your Turn

A: I really hope I can make a fortune. If I had a lot of money, I’d be as happy as a king.

B: Do you really believe so? I have my doubts about it.

A: Of course, why wouldn’t I? If I were a millionaire, there’s nothing I couldn’t buy.

B: Well, can you but health? Can you but true friendship?

B: Maybe not. But I can but a big house and car, and make my life more comfortable.

A: Maybe you have a point there. Money can bring material comforts. But don’t forget, there are also divorces and suicides among wealthy people.

B: Well, there is some truth in what you said. Money cannot but real happiness.

Model 3 I wonder if you could give me a loan.

John: Hey, Se-Jin, I was just on my way to find you.

Se-Jin: What’s up, John?

John:  Se-Jin, I’m kind of broke, and you usually have a bundle tucked away. I wonder if you could give me a loan.

Se-Jin: Dream on! I’m hard up myself.

John:  You see, I want to buy some new stereo equipment, and I’m just about a hundred short.

Se-Jin: Why not save up for it?

John:  The stores have all stuff on a huge sales promotion right now. I could save at least 30 percent!

S-Jin: John, I’d lend you money if you were in a jam. But a new stereo isn’t an emergency.

John: Then I’m afraid I have to find someone who is more easy-going.

 

Now Your Turn

A: Hi, I was trying to catch up with you.

B: What happened?

A: Money had burned a hole in my pocket. You usually have some savings. I wonder if you can lend me some money?

B: You’re daydreaming. I’m short of money myself.

A: Look, I want to buy a digital camera, and I’m only short of 150 bucks.

B: Why not save towards it?

A: The camera is on sale right now. This can save me almost 25 percent.

B: Well, I’d lend you the money if you were in real redouble. But a new camera isn’t urgent.

A: Then I’m afraid I’ll have to try someone who’s more generous.

V. Let’s Talk

Story of a Miser

There was a miser who loved money more than anything else. Just before he died, he said to his wife, “Now, listen. When I die, I want you to take all my money and put it in the casket with me. I want to take my money to the afterlife with me.”

He made her promise with all her heart that when he dies, she would pit all the money in the casket with him. Then he died. He was laid in the casket, his wife was sitting there wearing black, and her friend was sitting next to her.

When they finished the ceremony, just before the undertakers got already to close the casket, the wife said, “Wait a minute!” She had a box with her. She came over with the box and put it in the casket.

Then the undertakers locked the casket down, and they rolled it away. He friend said, “Girl, I know you weren’t fool enough to put all that money in there with your husband!”

She said, “Listen, I’m a Christian. I can’t go back on my word. I promise him that I would put all the money in the casket with him.”

“You mean you really put that money in the casket with him!?”

“I surely did,” said the wife. “I wrote him a check.”

1.       more than

2.       money    casket

3.       promise

4.       in the casket

5.       sitting    black

6.       next to/beside

7.       close

8.       a box

9.       away/off

10.   foolish    all that money/the money

11.   a Christian    on her word

12.   put the money

13.   a check

VI. Furthering Listening and Speaking

Task 1: Giving Money to a Beggar

Susan: Hey, Robert, you gave that beggar some of your hard-earned cash?

Robert: I know. He looked as if he needed help.

Susan: Buy you’re always so careful with your money.

Robert: Yeah, I guess so, but I like to help when someone’s in need.

Susan: I just wonder why the guy doesn’t get a job and make his own living.

Robert: It’s just not that simple, Susan. Some people have a hard time of it in life.

Susan: Maybe they waste all their money. If you give them money, they will just go on wasting it.

Robert: Life has been good to me, Susan, and I’d like to share some of my luck.

1.       the beggar

2.       as if

3.       help

4.       careful with/about

5.       a job

6.       people

7.       a hard time

8.       waste

9.       share

10.   good luck

Task 2: Buying a Machine

An American manufacturer is showing his machine factory to a potential customer. At noon, when the lunch bell rings, two thousand men and women immediately stop working and leave the building.

“Your workers, they’re escaping!” cries the visitor. “You’ve got to stop them.”

“Don’t worry, they’ll be back,” says the American. And indeed, an exactly one 0’clock the bell rings again, and all the workers return from their break.

When the tour is over, the manufacturer turn s to his guest and says, “Well, now, which of these machines would you like to order?”

“Forget the machines,” says the visitor. “How much do you want for that bell?”

1.T   2.F  3.F   4.T   5.T

Task 3: An Introduction to Credit Cards

Credit cards are plastic cards issued by a bank or other financial institutions allowing the holder to buy goods and service without using cash. Many American don’t like to carry much cash. For them the cards are convenient and safe to use.

Credit cards are gaining popularity, even for buying small items. They are accepted almost everywhere, though not at fast food restaurants.

Credit cards allow you to purchase things that you may not currently have the money to buy. When you use a credit card, the credit card company that issued the credit card pays the store. Later, a bill will be mailed to you by your credit card company for the amount you purchased. At that time, you can either pay the bill in full, or only pay a minimum amount, and wait till later to finish paying. If you wait till later, you will owe the credit card company interest on the amount that you do not pay.

1.D   2.C   3.B   4.C   5.A

Speaking

Can you change a twenty-dollar bill?

Cashier: How can I help you, Miss?

Jill:     Could you change a 20 for me?

Cashier: Sure. How do you want it?

Jill:    Could I have two 5’s, but not enough 1’s. Are quarters all right with you?

Cashier: Well, I have some 5’s, but not enough 1’s. Are quarters all right with you?

Jill:    Oh, that’s even better! In that case, I won’t have to worry about the small change for the laundry.

Cashier: Here you are!

Jill:   Thanks a million!

 

 

 

 
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