Questions 1——4 are based on a conversation between Irene, a secreatary and her boss Mr. Jerome S. Buck.
1. How long will the sales conference in London last?
[A] Form Tuesday to Wednesday. [B] Form Tuesday to Thursday.
[C] Form Wednesday to Thursday. [D] Form Thursday to Friday.
2. What are they going to discuss at the meeting on Friday morning?
[A] The trade in Scotland. [B] The industry in Scotland.
[C] The new factory in Scotland. [D] The site of their new plant in Soctland.
3. Where is Mr. Buck going to see Mr. Chambery, the European Manager?
[A] In London. [B] In Paris. [C] In Rome. [D] In Madrid.
4. Why must Mr. Buck be back on Friday?
[A] It’s his daughter’s birthday. [B] It’s his son Sharon’s birthday.
[C] It’s his wife’s birthday. [D] It’s his friend Sharon’s birthday.
M：I think we’d better go over my schedule, Irene. I’m going to have a look at our European operation, as you know, and as I’ll be visiting a number of countries, I’d like you to make the bookings.
W：Right, Mr. Buck. I’ll take down the details.
M：Well, I’m leaving on Tuesday, April 15th, for London. I’m going to attend a sales conference for our British representatives. That runs through Wednesday and Thursday, and then there’s a reception at Canada House on Thursday evening.
W：Are you going to meet the Ambassador, then?
M：I guess so. But the main thing is that on Friday morning, I have a meeting with the British Minister of Trade and Industry. We’ re going to discuss the site of our new plant in Scotland.
W：So when are you leaving for Paris?
M：First flight on Saturday morning. I’m planning to meet my wife there. She’s going to fly over direct, arriving in the afternoon. Then we’ll have a relaxed weekend before I see Mr. Chambery, the European Manager, on Monday. So from Paris on, I’ll need a double room.
W：How long are you going to stay in Paris, Mr. Buck?
M：Only till Monday evening. I’m going to Rome to see our plant there on Tuesday, and on Wednesday I’m due in Madrid to inspect the new factory.
W：And that’s the last item on the agenda. So when are you coming back? Are you going to fly form Madrid?
M：Yes, on the first plane out on Thursday. We must be back on Friday, the 25th. It’s my daughter Sharon’s birthday.
答案：1.C 2.D 3.B 4.A