Practical College English 2
Section A Listening and Speaking
Part Two Dialogues
Page 3 Dialogue 1
Exercise Ⅰ. Listen to the dialogue and decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F).
John: Hi, Mary. Did you have a good Spring Festival holiday?
Mary: Yes, John. I enjoyed watching TV.
J: What’s your favorite program?
M: The Lecture Room in CCTV-10 and Dialogue in CCTV-9.
J: Oh, me too. Despite that I like watching sports programs, especially football match and basketball match.
M: Are you a basketball fan?
J: Yes, Yao Ming is my favorite player.
M: Oh, I prefer music to sports. I am fond of listening to light music, because it makes me feel relaxed.
Exercise Ⅱ. Listen to the dialogue again and fill in the blanks with the information you’ve heard.
Page 4. Dialogue 2
Exercise Ⅰ. Listen to the dialogue and complete the following statements with the information you’ve heard.
(At a party)
Boy: That’s a beautiful music they are playing, isn’t it?
Girl: Yeah, it’s great.
B: Do you like pop music or classical music?
G: I prefer pop music to classical music because it is easy for me to sing.
B: How do you like Super Girls?
G: It’s all right, but I’m not really crazy about it.
B: Neither am I. Do you often go to big concerts?
G: Sometimes, but I like listening to MP3 better. The ticket is too expensive for students.
B: Yeah, that is what I think.
Exercise Ⅱ. Listen to the dialogue again and answer the following questions.
Part Three Passages
Page 4 Passage 1
Now you’ll hear a passage. Listen to it and complete the following sentences according to the information you’ve heard with the words and phrases provided in the box. Then listen to it again and check your answers.
My 15-year-old cousin is a big fan of video games. He sits in front of the computer all day long, killing bad guys and collecting gold.
It’s true: video games do provide a chance for people to live another life. For most of them, the games are an extension of reality. This is fine for those with self-control, but it can be harmful for young people.
First, young people get addicted easily. And, playing video games can be a waste of time, which is bad for their studies.
Second, in some video games, they can shoot and kill others for fun. This can have a bad influence on their development. Some may turn to violence to solve problems in real life.
In conclusion, parents should pay attention to and limit their children’s playing of video games. They should also spend more time with their children doing various activities to prevent them from getting addicted.
Page 5 Passage 2
Now you’ll hear a passage, which is followed by four questions. Listen to it and choose the best answer to each of the following questions. Then listen to it again and check your answers.
Not all people like to work but everyone likes to play. All over the world men and women, boys and girls enjoy sports. Since long, adults and children have called their friends together to spend hours, even days playing games.
Sports help people to live happily. They help to keep people healthy and feeling good. When they are playing games, people move a lot. This is good for their health. Having fun with their friends makes them happy.
Many people enjoy sports by watching others play. In small towns, crowds meet to watch the bicycle races or the soccer games. In the big cities, thousands buy tickets to see ice-skating shows or baseball games.
Is it hot where you live? Then swimming is probably your favorite sport. Boys and girls in China love to swim, while aged people like various kinds of Tai Ji and Qi Gong. The climate is good for all the seasonal sports in the country.