In America, white tailed deer are more numerous than ever before, so abundant in fact that they've become a suburban nuisance and a health hazard。
1.W: What a wonderful performance! Your rock band has never sounded better。
Why can't the herd be thinned the old-fashioned way? The small community of North Haven on Long Island is home to some six hundred to seven hundred deer. The department of Environmental Conservation estimates the optimum population at 60. The town has been browsed bare of vegetation except where gardens and shrubs are protected by high fences。
1. B .Use a ladder to help her reach the tea。
M: Many thanks. I guess all those hours of practice in the past month are finally paying off。
Drivers routinely collide with deer and there are so many dead bodies left by the side of the road that the town has made it a deal with a local pet cemetery to collect and dispose of the bodies. Some people in the town have become ill from deer transmitted diseases. On the occasions when hunting has been tried, local animal rights people have worked to secure court orders against the hunts. And when that is failed, they stop the hunters, banging on pots and pans to alert the deer. Town meetings called to discuss the problem inevitably dissolved into confrontations。
点评：事实细节题，主要听男士的意见Why don’t you use the ladder. strain v。表示拉伸，扭伤 strain your shoulder 拉伤肩膀
Q：What does the man mean?
The activists believe simply that the deer are not the problem. Some communities have even discussed the possibility of bringing wolves back into the ecological mix. That means wolves in the suburbs of New York. It is almost too wonderful not to try it. The wolves would kill deer of course. They would also terrorize and kill dogs and cats which is not what the suburban dwellers have in mind。
2. D. Outside an art gallery。
2.M: I can't decide what to do for my summer vacation. I either want to go on a bike tour of Europe or go diving in Mexico。
Questions 16 to 18 are based on the passage you have just heard
W: Well, we're offering an all-inclusive two-week trip to Mexico for only 300 dollars。
Q16. What do we learn about white-tailed deer in North Haven?
3. B. She does not quite agree with what the man said。
Q：What does the woman suggest the man do for his vacation?
Q17. Why do local animal rights people bang on pots and pans?
3. W: How long do you think this project might take?
Q18. What would happen if wolves were brought back into the ecological mix?
evaluation n. 表示评估价值 ；an unfair evaluation 有失公正的评价；
M: I'd say about three months, but it could take longer if something unexpected happened. Maybe we'd better allow an extra month, so we won’t have to worry about being late。
4. C. Doris fixed up some of the book shelves。
Q: Why does the man say extra time should be allowed for the project?
点评：推理判断题，从男士的“I got Doris to do some of them。”推断出答案。
4. M: I'm thinking about becoming a member here, and I'd like some information。
W: Sure. A three-month membership costs 150 dollars, and that includes use of the wait-room, sauna and pool. I'll give you a free path so that you can try out the facilities before you decide。
5. D. He has found a better position。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
点评：事实细节题，主要听男生的陈述 “I’ve been offered a much better position with another firm”
5.W: I'm sorry to hear that you failed the Physics course, Ted。
M: Let's face it. I'm just not cut out to be a scientist。
6. A. They should finish the work as soon as possible。
Q: What does the man mean?
点评：推理判断题，从男士的“But I think we should get it over with this weekend”可以得出。
6.M: Gary insisted on buying the food for the picnic。
7. D. The furniture the man bought is inexpensive。
W: That's pretty generous of him. But shouldn't we at least offer to share the expenses? He has a big family to support。
Q: What does the woman suggest they do?
dirt cheap 表示非常便宜。furnish v. 表示布置；陈设 n. furniture 家具。
7.W: Did you see the headlines in the paper this morning?