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97年10月 托福听力文字
Part A
1. A: Have you saved enough to buy that new printer for your computer yet?
B: You know money seems to be burning a hold in my pocket latterly. Maybe next month.
What does the man mean?

2. A: We need a fourth player for tennis this morning. Do you want to join us?
B: I’ve got a class at nine. But Carol’s free and she’s really good.
What does the man suggest the woman do?
3. A: I don’t understand how this budget was calculated?
B: Let me have a look, OK?
What does the woman mean?
4. A: I’m going to the snack bar for a cup of coffee. Would you like me to bring you back something?
B: Not from the snack bar. But could you pick up a paper for me?
What does the man mean?
5. A: I’ll be coming straight from work. So I’ll have to pack a change of clothes.
B: It’s only a barbecue. Jeans and a T-shirt will be fine.
What does the woman imply?
6. A: Man. I’m exhausted! I stayed up the whole night studying for my history midterm exam.
B: Why do you always wait till the last minute?
What can be inferred about the man?
7. A: Let’s go watch the fireworks tonight.
B: I have tickets to the theater.
What does the woman mean?
8. A: Do you think you could give me a ride to the library tonight?
B: I’d like to. But I’m heading in the other direction. I’m meeting Jane tonight.
What does the man mean?
9. A: I want to pay you for that long distance call I made, but I suppose you haven’t gotten your phone bill yet.
B: Oh, but I have.
What does the man mean?
10. A: I’ve had my new stereo for a whole week. But I haven’t yet figure out how to record a cassette.
B: Didn’t an instruction manual come with it?
What does the woman imply?
11. A: Is there a candy machine in this building?
B: Uh-huh. It’s down the hall on your left. But it has an “out of order” sign on it.
What does the woman mean?
12. A: I’ve had it with being sick in bed. I read most of these magazines twice.
B: Well, if it will help, I’ll run to the store to get you some new ones.
What will the man probably do?
13. A: You know, I’ve been watering my plants regularly. But they are still not doing well in my new dorm room.
B: Maybe instead of keeping them in the corner, you should put them directly in front of the window.
What does the woman imply?
14. A: I think I’ll take my mother to that French restaurant on Main Street for her birthday.
B: I hope it’s not anytime soon. They’re usually booked up weeks in advance.
What does the man mean?
15. A: That famous violinist our professor was talking about is going to be the soloist in next week’s concert.
B: Great! I don’t want to miss it. Where can we get tickets?
What will the speakers probably do next week?
16. A: So are you going over to Cindy’s after class?
B: I’d like to. But she has a pet cat and I’m very allergic.
What does the man mean?
17. A: One of the members of the dormitory council is quitting. Do you know of anyone who’ll be interested in taking her place?
B: I’m not sure, but I’ll certainly keep an eye out for you.
What will the man probably do?
18. A: Have you heard about the new fitness center there building downtown?
B: Yeah. I can hardly wait for it to open.
What does the man mean?
19. A: Hi, I’d like to sign up for the film selection committee. Is this the right place?
B: Yes, it is. There are a lot of fun people on that committee, but you have to put in a
lot of hours. I hope your schedule isn’t too tight.
What does the woman imply?
20. A: You don’t seem to be able to sit still today. What’s going on?
B: Today they announce who gets the big scholarship for next year.
How does the man probably feel?
21. A: I’m really looking forward to the picnic tomorrow.
B: If we’re lucky, we’ll have some sun this year for a change.
What does the man imply?
22. A: What a mess for the custodian to clean up.
B: You can say that again.
What does the man mean?
23. A: I wish we had more time for lunch.
B: Me too. I get indigestion.
What does the man mean?
24. A: You haven’t seen a blue note book, have you? I hope I didn’t leave it at school.
B: Did you check that pile of books and papers you left on the desk last night?
What does the man imply?
25. A: The berries on this bush look kind of tasty. Do you think I should try one?
B: I wouldn’t. Even the birds stay away from that bush.
What does the woman imply?
26. A: What did you do to you hair?
B: I just had to have it cut. It was always getting in my eyes.
What does the woman imply?
27. A: You are on the right track. I just think you need to narrow the topic down.
B: Yeah, you are right. I always choose these broad areas when I’m doing a research paper.
What will the man probably do?
28. A: When are you going to have your eyes checked?
B: I had to cancel my appointment. I couldn’t fit it in.
What does the woman mean?
29. A: Did you notice that Mark shaved off all his beard over the summer?
B: Noticed? I didn’t even recognize him.
What does the man imply?
30. A: I probably should have found out if you like spicy food.
B: Oh, but I appreciate all the trouble you went to. I guess I’m just not a very adventurous eater.
What can be inferred about the woman?

Part B
Questions 31-34 Listen to a conversation at a bicycle shop.
Hi, John.
Oh, hi, Laura. What are you doing here?
Uh, I’m usually here on weekends. It’s my dad’s shop. So, you are looking for a bike?
Yeah. Now the weather is warming up.
I thought I’d get some exercise instead of taking the bus all the time.
Well, you came to the right place. Do you know what you’d like?
Well, I don’t want a racer or a touring bike or anything. Mostly I’ll just be using it to get me back and forth from work.
How far is that?
About four miles.
Are there a lot of hills on the way?
Some I guess. But, um, maybe I should just tell you in front that I’ve only got a hundred and fifty dollars. Can I get anything decent for that?
Well, you’re not going to get anything top of the line. But we do have a few trade-ins
in the back that are in good condition.
That sounds good.
And you’re right. For the kind of riding you’re going to be doing, the most important thing is comfort. You want to make sure it’s the right height for you. Follow me and I’ll show you what we’ve got.
31. Why is Laura at the bicycle shop?
32. Why does John want to buy a bicycle?
33. What does Laura suggest that John do?
34. What does Laura say is most important about a bike?
Questions 35-39 Listen to a conversation between two students.
Hi, Lynn. I saw you at registration yesterday. I sailed right through, but you were standing in a long line.
Yeah. I waited an hour to sign up for a distance-learning course.
Distance learning? Never heard of it.
Well, it’s new this semester. It’s only open to psychology majors. But I bet it’ll catch on else where. Yesterday, over a hundred students signed up.
Well, what is it?
It’s an experimental course. I registered for child psychology. All I have got to do is watch a twelve-week series of televised lessons. The department shows them seven different times a day and in seven different locations.
Don’t you ever have to meet with professor?
Yeah. After each part of the series I have to talk to her and the other students on the phone, you know, about our ideas. Then we’ll meet on campus three times for reviews and exams.
It sounds pretty non-traditional to me. But I guess it makes sense, considering how many students have jobs. It must really help with their schedules, not to mention how it will cut down on traffic.
You know, last year my department did a survey and they found out that 80 percent of all psychology majors were employed. That’s why they came up with the program.
Look, I’ll be working three days a week next semester and it was either cut back on my classes or try this out.
The only thing is: doesn’t it seem impersonal though? I mean, I miss having class discussions and hearing what other people think.
Well, I guess that’s why phone contact’s important. Any way, it’s an experiment.
Maybe I’ll end up hating it.
Maybe. But I’ll be curious to see how it works up.
35. Where did the man see the woman yesterday?
36. How was the distance-learning course different from traditional courses?
37. What do the speakers agree is the major advantage of the distance-learning course?
38. Why did the woman decide to enroll in the distance-learning course?
39. What does the man think is a disadvantage of distance learning?

Part C
Questions 40-43 Listen to a student report in the United States history class. So, uh, as Jim said, James Polk was the eleventh president. And, um, my report’s about the next president Zachary Taylor. Taylor was elected in 1849. It’s surprising because he was the first president that didn’t have any previous political experience. The main reason he was chosen as a candidate was because he was a war hero.
In the army his men called him old, rough and ready, I guess because of his rough edges. He was kind of blunt and he didn’t really look like a military hero. He liked to do things like wearing civilian clothes instead of uniform even in battle. And he was so short and plump that he had to be lifted up on his horse. But he did win a lot of battles and he became more and more popular. So the Whig party decided to nominate him for the presidency, even though no one knew anything about where he stood on the issues. I couldn’t find much about his accomplishments, probably because he was only in office about a year and a half before he died. But one thing, he pushed for the development of the transcontinental railroad because he thought it was important to form a link with the west coast. There was a lot of wealth in California and Oregon from commerce and minerals and stuff. Also he established an agricultural bureau in the department of the Interior and promoted more government aid to agriculture.
Well, that’s about all I found. Like I said he died in office in 1850, so his vice president took over. And that’s the next report. So, thank you.
40. Why was Zachary Taylor chosen by his party as a candidate for president?
41. According to the speaker, why is it surprising that Taylor was elected president?
42. Why did Taylor accomplish relatively little as president?
43. What will the class probably do next?

Questions 44-46 Listen to a talk at a special event.
I want to welcome each and every balloon enthusiast in Philadelphia. Thank you for coming here this morning to commemorate the first balloon voyage in the United States. On January ninth, 1793, at ten o’clock in the morning, a silk balloon lifted into the skies above this city, which was at that time the capital of the country. According to the original records of the flight, the voyage lasted 46 minutes, from its departure in Philadelphia to its landing across the Delaware River in New Jersey.
Though our pilots today will try to approximate the original landing site, they are at the mercy of the winds, so who knows where they’ll drift off to. Even the balloonist in 1793 experienced some uncertain weather that day. There were clouds, fog and mist in various directions.
Our reenactment promises to be nothing less than spectacular. The yellow balloon directly behind me is five storeys high. It’s inflated with helium, unlike the original, which was filled with hydrogen and unbeknownst to the pilots, potentially explosive. Gas filled models are pretty uncommon now because of the extremely high cost. So the eighty other balloons in today’s lunch are hot air heated by propane burners. These balloons are from all over the country.
44. What is the purpose of the balloon lunch?
45. What problem might today’s pilots encounter?
46. What does the speaker imply about helium balloons?

Questions 47-50 Listen to part of a lecture in a geology class.
I’m glad you brought up the question of our investigations into the makeup of the earth’s interior. In fact, since this is the topic of your reading assignment for next time, let me spend these last few minutes of class talking about that.
There were several important discoveries in the early part of the century to help geologists develop a more accurate picture of the earth’s interior. The first key discovery had to do with seismic waves. Remember, they are the vibrations caused by earthquakes. Well, scientists found that they travel thousands of miles through the earth’ s interior. This finding enabled geologists to study the inter parts of the earth.
You see, these studies revealed that these vibrations were of two types: compression or P waves and shear or S waves. And researchers found that P waves travel through both liquids and solids while S waves travel only through solid matter. In 1906, a British geologist discovered that P waves slowed down at a certain depth but kept traveling deeper. On the other hand, S waves either disappeared or were reflected back. So he concluded that the depth marked the boundary between a solid mantle and the liquid core. Three years later, another boundary was discovered, that between the mantle and the earth’s crust.
There are still a lot to be learned about the earth. For instance, geologists know that the core is hot. Evidence of this is the molten lava that flows out of volcanoes. But we are still not sure what the source of the heat is.
47. What is the purpose of the talk?
48. What important discovery about seismic waves does the instructor mention?
49. What did the study of seismic vibrations help geologists learn more about?
50. What did P and S waves help scientists discover about the layers of the earth?

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