Section B Conversation
Directions： In this section， you will hear two long conversations。 At the end of each conversations you will hear four questions。 Both the conversations and the question-s will be spoken only once。 After you hear a question。 You
must choose the best answer from the four choices marked A)，B)，C)and D)。 Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single line through the centre。
A) Getting a coach who can offer real help.
B) Talking with her boyfriend in Dutch.
C) Learning a language where it is not spoken.
D) Acquiring the necessary ability to socialize.
A) Listening to language programs on the radio.
B) Trying to speak it as much as one can.
C) Making friends with native speakers.
D) Practicing reading aloud as often as possible.
A) It creates an environment for socializing.
B) It offers various courses with credit points.
C) It trains young people’s leadership abilities.
D) It provides opportunities for language practice.
Drections: Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
A) The impact of engine design on road safety.
B) The role policemen play in traffic safety.
C) A sense of freedom driving gives.
D) Rules and regulations for driving.
A) Make cars with automatic control.
B) Make cars that have better brakes.
C) Make cars that are less powerful.
D) Make cars with higher standards.
A) They tend to drive responsibly.
B) They like to go at high speed.
C) They keep within speed limits.
D) They follow traffic rules closely.
A) It is a bad idea.
B) It is not useful.
C) It is as effective as speed bumps.
D) It should be combined with education.
M：And you know...one thing that l want to ask you.It’s greatly you have had this experience of teaching in Indonesia.And following up on what you just mentioned，what would you recommend for students who do not live in an English—speaking country?And，you know,they want to learn?I don’t know about perfecting， but they want at least to be able to communicate decently.How can they go about this?
W：Yeah.it’s really hard.That’s the real struggle because…Right now I do live in Holland but I really don’t socialize much with Dutch people.And my boyfriend's English is so good that we just basically speak English all the time.so I have to make a real effort to practice.There’s as much listening exposure as I want.All I have to do is turn on the TV
M：And reading also.right?
W：Yeah.reading.There’s plenty that I can get to read and listen to.But for speaking，there really is no substitute for trying to speak and use the language in a relaxed atmosphere. So.I think that's really the challenge for people who live in a country where their target language isn't spoken. And for that…gosh，what would I do?If I didn’t have people here，probably，try to find a club… In Sweden they have a really cool system called“study Circles”.where it’s not…it’s like a course.but really,you just have a course leader who’s mere sort of as a coach and guide.and to help out...And you don’t get grades.and you go just because you want to learn.
W：OK，Nathan.So we’re talking about driving and are there any rules or regulations that You’d like to change?
M：I'm not sure I want to change rules.but I’d like to please to be strict on the roads，like，if people jam the traffic lights.I don’t know why there isn’t a camera at the traffic lights to stop people doing that.All like speeding，it’s very easy to put speed cameras in certain places.
W：Maybe car manufacturers should have some responsibility in limiting their power of their engines.What’s the point in producing an engine that’s big and powerful enough to go like 200km/h when the speed limit is only 100?
M：Right.But do you know there’s no speed limits in Germany?
W： People there do drive responsibly,though. Often，people break laws simply because the laws are there.If the law isn’t there，people will drive within their ability range.When you’ve got speed limits，this creates situations actually present dangers on the road.
M：Do you think Germans have better education about personal responsibility when driving?
W：Possibly,they also have very good cars.
W：If you’ve got a good car that can go at a high speed then it’s very nice to do that.
M：But still with care.
W：So.I think it’s the restriction that creates the dangers sometimes.
W：Obviously.when driving through a residential area，or where there’s a school，you’ve got to have speed policemen.
W：Yes.speed bumps-those speed-bumps that force you to slow down.I think they’re good idea.
M：So，you don't think fining people is useful?
W：Not really,because the police don’t have time to police every single driver.
Q：Where does the woman live right now?
9.A.Talking with her boyfriend in Dutch.
B.Getting a coach who can offer real help.
C.Acquiring the necessary ability to socialize.
D.Learning a language where it is not spoken.
Q：What does the woman say is the real challenge?
【解析】选项中的talking…in Dutch，socialize和learning a language表明，本题可能考查学习语言的情况。
10.A.Practicing reading aloud as often as possible。
B.Listening to language programs on the radio.
C.Trying to speak it as much as one can.
D.Making friends with native speakers.
Q：What does the woman suggest doing to learn to speak a foreign language?
【解析】选项均为动名词短语，其中的language， speak，speakers，reading aloud，on the radio和friends with native…表明，本题可能是针对学习语言提出的建议，尤其是针对说的方面。
11.A.It provides opportunities for language practice.
B.It trains young people’s leadership abilities.
C.It offers various courses with credit points.
D.It creates an environment for socializing.
Q：What does the woman say about the“study Circles”in Sweden?
12.A.A sense of freedom driving gives.
B.Rules and regulations for driving.
C.The role policemen play in traffic safety.
D.The impact of engine design on road safety.
Q：What are the speakers mainly talking about?
【解析】选项均为名词短语，核心名词(sense，rules and regulations，role和impact)各不相同，结合其中的 driving，traffic safety和road safety推测，本题可能考查对话的主题，可能与交通安全有关。
13.A.Make cars with automatic contro1.
B.Make cars with higher standards.
C.Make cars that are less powerful.
D.Make cars that have better brakes.
Q：What does the woman think car manufacturers could do?
14.A.They follow traffic rules closely.
B.They keep within speed limits.
C.They like to go at high speed.
D.They tend to drive responsibly.
Q：What can we learn about people driving in
【解析】选项均为描述they的句子，其中的follow traffic rules，keep within speed limits，like to和tend to drive表明，本题可能考查they的驾驶习惯。
15.A.It is a bad idea.
B.It is as effective as speed bumps
C.It is not useful.
D.It should be combined with education.
Q：What does the woman think of the police fining
【解析】选项均为描述it的句子，其中的bad idea，effective，not useful和should be表明，本题可能考查某人对it的看法。