--Good news! I'm not going to have surgeryafter all. The doctor says I can start working out again soon and maybe play football like before in a few weeks.
--That’s terrific! It will be great if you could get back in shape in time for the World Cup.
What do we learn from the conversation?
--I really need to make some extra money. You know, I've practically spent my entirebudget for the semester.
--Why not check out the new cafeteria at Market Street? I think there are still a few opening for seniors like you.
What does the woman suggest the man do?
--I hear John left his cat in your care while he's on vacationabroad. How are you getting along with it?
--Well, it never comes when I call it. It spills its food and sheds all over the place. I can't wait till John gets back.
How does the woman find the cat?
--Hello, Professor White. I got my grade in the mail this morning, but I think there might be a mistake in my mark.
--Yeah. I've got several calls just like yours. There must be a problem with the computing system. It should be straightenedout in a couple of hours.
What does the man mean?
--Professor Johnson, last night when I was putting the finishing touches on my paper, a computer failurecompletely wiped up my files. Do you think I could have another day to retype it?
--I'm sorry, Rod. I'm leaving for a conference tomorrow. And I'll be away two weeks. I suppose you could send me an e-copy.
Why does the man say he can't submit his assignment on time?
--I just called the travel agency. It's all set. On June 1st, we’re heading for the mountains and we’;; be camping there for a whole week.
--Have you checked the academy calendar? My classes aren't over until the 8th.
What does the man imply?
--I thought there was still time for me to apply for a student loan. But someone just told me
that the closing day was last Tuesday.
--Are you sure? I thought we still had another month. Wait. I got a brochure right here. Last Tuesday was the opening date.
What does the man imply?
--Look at all the pollutants going into the air from those factories? Do you think they’ll ever get that under control?
--Now with the new loss in effect, and social awareness increasing, we're sure to turn things around.
What does the man mean?
Now you'll hear the two long conversations.
W: Tell me, Peter, what makes Harris so famous?
M: Well, it's the biggest departmentstore in UK, and its food hall, and Egyptian hall are very famous. People come to Harris just to see them.
W: What is special about the food hall?
M: It sells many different kinds of food. For example, it has 250 kinds of cheese from all over the world, and more than 180 kinds of bread. Customers also like different kinds of chocolate; they buy a hundred tons every year.
W: That's amazing.
And, why is the Egyptian hall so famous?
M: Well, when people see it, they feel they were in another world. It looks like an Egyptian building from four thousand years ago. And it sells beautiful objects. They're not four thousand years old of course.
W: Is it true that Harris produces its own electricity?
M: Yes, it does, 70%, enough for a small town. To light the outside of the building, we use 11,500 light bulbs.
W: Really? Tell me, how many customers do you have on an averageday? And how much do they spend?
M: About 30,000 people come on an average day, but during the sales the number increases to 30,000 customers a day. How much do they spend? Well, on average, customers spend 1.5 million pounds a day; the record for one day is 9 million pounds.
W: 9 million pounds in one day?
M: Yes, on the first day of the "January sales".
W: Harris says it sells everything to everybody everywhere. Is that really true?
M: Oh, yes, of course! Absolutelyeverything.
Question 19 to 22 are based you have just heard.
Question 19: What is the food hall of Harris noted for?
Question 20: What does the Egyptian hall seem like to the customers?
Question 21: What makes customers surprising about Harris?
Question 22: About how many customers come on an average day?
I am interested in the criminal justicesystem of our country. It seems to me that something has to be done if we are to survive as a country. I certainly don't know what the answer to my questions are. Things certainly get complicatedin a hurry when you get into them. But I wonder if something could have been done to deal with some of these problems. One thing I'm concerned about is our practice of putting offendersin jail who haven't harmed anyone. Why not work out some system whereby they can pay back the debts they owe society instead of incurring another debt by going to prison, and of course, coming out as the influence of hardened criminals. I'm also concerned about the short prison sentences people are serving for serious crimes. Of course, one alternative to this is to restore capital punishment. But I'm not sure I would be for that, and I'm not sure if it's right to take an eye for eye. The alternative to capital punishimentis longer sentences. But they would certainly caused the tax payers much money. I also think we must do something about the insanity plea. In my opinion, anyone who takes another person's life intentionally is insane. However, that does not mean the person isn't or that he shouldn't pay the society the debt he owes. It's said, of course, that the person may have to spend the rest of his life or a large part of it in prison for acts that he commited while not in full control of his mind.
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