每段播放两遍。各段后有几个小题，各段播放前每小题有5秒钟的阅题时间。请根据各段播放内容及其相关小题，在5秒钟内从题中所给的A、B、C项中，选出最佳选项。听第一段对话，回答1-2题。1.Where does this conversation most probably take place?A.At a party.B.In an office.C.In the woman’s house.2.Why is the man feeling down?A.He doesn’t know anybody except the woman.B.He is all by himself at Christmas.C.He doesn’t like Christmas.听第二段对话，回答3-5题。3.How does the man get the information about homeless population?
A.From an article.
C.From radio.4.How many homeless people are there in India?
C.3 million.5.Which country has the highest percent age of homeless people?
C.Germany.听第三段对话，回答6-9题。6.What is the man doing?A.Questioning about an evening school.B.Asking about reading habits.C.Exchanging reading experience with the woman.7.How much time does the woman spend a week reading newspapers?A.About two or three hours.B.About four or five hours.C.About seven or eight hours.8.What does the woman like best?
C.Novels.9.What does the woman read now?
C.New York Times.听第四段对话，回答10-12题。10.What does the woman think of surfing the Net at first?A.It is a waste of time.B.It can save time.C.It is fun.11.What is the boy doing?A.Reading the news.B.Doing shopping.C.Looking for information for his homework.12.What does the boy recommend to hismother?
C.E-card.听第五段独白，回答13-15题。13.Which event is going to be held next?A.Women’s 50-meter freestyle.B.Women’s 100-meter freestyle.C.Men’s 50-meter freestyle.14.Who was supposed to swim in Lane 2?A.Beth Cromer.B.Karen Gibson.C.Elizabeth Hampton.15.Which club does Beth Cromer represent?A.London Sports Club.B.Manchester Club.C.Liverpool Club.
W:How’s it going，Vic?
M:Oh，OK.This party is not much fun，is it?
W:I’m enjoying myself.Aren’t you?
M:I don’t know.I’m a little bored，I guess.
W:You’re just feeling a little down because it’s Christmas and you’re all by yourself.It happens to everyone.
M:Maybe that’s it.
W:I’m sure it is.Cheer up.Try and enjoy yourself.
W：What are you looking at，Jim?
M：I’m reading an article about the world’s homeless population.
M：Yes...sociologists define homeless people as those who have no fixed shelter on any given night.These figures show five countries with large homeless population.
W：Wow，that’s amazing.I never realized that there were so many homeless people in Germany and France.
M：You know what?Our own country the USA ranks number one among these countries!W：Surely not!India tops the list with 3 million homeless people.
M：Well，it depends on how you look at it.Although we have a million fewer homeless people than India，we have the highest percentage of homeless people.
M：This is Jim Evens from the Market Research Company.May I ask you a few questions?W：Oh，I suppose.
M：Do you read any newspapers and if so，which ones?W：I read the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.
M：About how many hours a week do you read newspapers then?
W：Oh，about two or three.
M：OK.Now，do you read books regularly and，if so，what type?
W：Well，novels are my favorite but，to tell you the truth，I haven’t read one in quite a while.I’m taking a class at night，so the only books I’ve been reading lately are textbooks.
M：And how long do you spend a week reading textbooks?
W：Not enough.I guess seven or eight hours.
M：Thanks for your help.
W：Tom，why are you surfing the Net again?It’s a real waste of time，I’ve told you.
M：I’m doing my homework，Mom.I need to write a paper，and I’m looking for the information on the Net.W：Really?
M：Yes.You see you can find a lot of information by entering the keywords and searching for them.
M：And the Net can also help you do shopping.It’s called E-shopping.
W：How can I do shopping without going to the shops?
M：It’s easy.First you log on to an online shopping delivery service，which will give you the pictures of different goods.Then you simply point and click around the screen for the goods you want.The goods will be sent to you.
W：I can’t believe it.Let me have a try.
M：It can save you a lot of time.
W：Good morning，ladies and gentlemen.This is Karen Tailor，your announcer at the British National Swimming Competition.We’ve had really exciting races here so far.Teams have come from more than twenty sports clubs and their fans have come with them.The next event on the program is the women’s 100-meter freestyle.Here are some swimmers in this race.Alice Godley from Liverpool is in Lane 1.She has won three races so far this month，but she hasn’t broken any records yet.Karen Gibson from LondonSports Club has the flu and can’t swim today.Beth Cromer has taken her place in Lane 2.She has always been better at 50-meter back stroke，but she’s good at 100-meter freestyle too.She won a silver medal in100-meter medley race last year.In Lane 3，we see Elizabeth Hampton from Manchester Club.She has often swum forher sports club and has had some very good races.
There are four specialized radio channels，which broadcast different kinds of programmes.Radio 1 is mainly popmusic.Radio 2 deals with light music，sports and other programmes.Radio 3 broadcasts serious music，talks on serious topics，etc.News broadcasts are mainly given by Radio 4.
There are special programmes for Northern Ireland，Scotland，Wales and certain parts of England.It also broadcasts programmes about Britain—in many different languages as well as in English to all parts of the world.