For question number 1, please look at the chart.
(女) Let’s look at the sales figures for the J-Call phone cards for the first three months of this year.
(男) Sure. This graph compares sales in the four major cities over that period.
(女) OK. Well, what concerns me is the slump in sales in February in one particular location.
(男) I understand that, and we’re looking into the reason for that drop, but at least we regained sales volume a little there in the following month.
Question: Which city are the speakers mainly talking about?
Questions 2-3 are based on the following conversation.
(女) I didn’t see that coming.
(男) Neither did I. All throughout the negotiations, they’ve been quite firm in their demands. Why would they make such a major concession now?
(女) They’re obviously more eager to conclude a deal than we thought.
(男) Yes, but I’m suspicious of their motive. There must be some advantage for them that we’re overlooking.
(女) I think the best thing for me to do now is give our legal counsel, Karen Mitchell, a call. She said to contact her if anything unforeseen occurred.
(男) This definitely qualifies. Do you want me to give you some privacy?
(女) No, you can stay here and listen. Then I won’t have to explain to you what she says before we go back inside.
Question: What is the main subject of this conversation?
|2.||A.||An unexpected development.|
|B.||An inappropriate comment.|
|C.||A dubious achievement.|
|D.||A negative evaluation.|
For questions number 1 and 2, please look at the table.
Good afternoon, drivers. This is City-Bus control center. Here’s an update on the problem in Parking Lot D. As I reported earlier, one of our shuttles was hit by a car whose driver refuses to move his vehicle until the police show up. Slow down when you drive past it. Also, we’ve received complaints that buses are not adhering to the schedules. I know traffic is heavy today, but do your best to arrive and depart promptly. Finally, a woman left her purse on one of the buses but doesn’t know which one. She was sitting in the back of the bus. Please see if it’s in your bus when you can. Whoever finds it, please contact me by radio as soon as possible. Thanks for your attention. Drive safely!
Question: Why is the incident in Parking Lot D likely to remain unresolved for some time?
|1.||A.||Serious injuries have been sustained.|
|B.||The needed repairs have been delayed.|
|C.||The authorities have yet to arrive.|
|D.||Witnesses have not come forward.|