W: Carl, how did your driver’s theory exam go? It was yesterday, right?
M: Yes, I’ve prepared as much as I could. But I was so nervous since it was my second trial. The people who worked at the test center were very kind though. We had a little conversation which calmed me down a bit, and that was just what I needed. Then, after the exam, they printed out my result. But I was afraid to open it until I was outside. I was such a relief that I passed.
W: Congratulations! I knew you could do it. I think you underestimated how difficult it would be the first time, didn’t you? I hear a lot of people make that mistake and go in underprepared. But good job in passing the second time. I’m so proud of you. Now, all you have to do next is your road test. Have you had any lessons yet?
M: Yes, thanks. I’m so happy to be actually on the road now. I’ve only had two driving lessons so far, and my instructor is very understanding. So,I’m really enjoying it. I can’t wait for my next session. Although the lessons are rather expensive. 20 pounds an hour, and the instructor says I’ll need above 30—40 lessons in total, that’s what? 6—8 hundred pounds. So, this time, I’ll need to make a lot more effort, and hopefully, I’ll be successful the first time.
W: Well, good luck.
Questions 8—11 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
8. What did the man do yesterday?
9. Why did he fail the exam the first time?
10. What does the man say about his driving lessons?
11. What does the man hope to do next?
Long Conversation 2
这篇对话是校园场景类的对话，出现了很多往年校园场景类对话中出现过的词汇。对话内容是两个学生在讨论他们的学习和毕业后的工作。开头题，考点句就在第一轮对话的问句里。细节题，这轮对话是女生提问，男生回答，重点听男生说话，不难发现 only 所在的句子。细节题。和第二题同一轮对话，所以重点仍然是男生说自己，或者女生说对方的内容。最后一轮对话是男生提问，所以重点听女生。关注but转折后的内容。
M: Emma, I’ve got accepted to the university of Leads. Since you’re going to university in England, do you know how much it is for international students to study there?
W: Congratulations. Yes, I believe for international students, you’ll have to pay around 13,000 pounds a year, it’s just a bit more than the local students.
M: OK, that’s about 17,000 dollars for the tuition and fees. Anyway, I’m only going to be there for a year, doing my masters. So it’s pretty good. If I stayed in the U.S., it’d take 2 years, and cost at least 50,000 dollars in tuition alone. Also, I have a good chance of winning a scholarship at Leads, which would be pretty awesome, the benefit of being a music genius.
W: Yeah, I heard you are a talented piano player. So you are doing a post- graduate degree now? I’m still in my last year, graduating next June. Finally, I’ll be done with my studies, and could go on to earning lots of money.
M: Are you still planning on being a teacher? No money at that job then.
W: You’d be surprised, I’m still going to be a teacher. But the plan is to work at an international school overseas, after I get a year or so experience in England. It’s better paid, and I get to travel, which reminds me I’m late for my class, and I’ve got some documents I need to print out first. I’ve got to run.
Questions 12—15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
12. What does the man want to know?
13. What is the man going to do?
14. What might qualify the man for a scholarship at the leads university?
15. What is the woman planning to do after graduation?
短文第一篇是说明介绍性的文章，介绍了蚂蚁，着重介绍了对于人类房屋有危害的蚂蚁品种。文章主旨题，答案出现在听力开篇处。第二题的出现位置较后，需要考生保持耐心。听到“in addition” 的时候紧张起来，就能听到答案句最后一道题往往出在结尾处。反复出现的信息。