Listening Course (1)
Tactics for Listening
Part I Phonetics
Ex. Listen and complete the dialogue, paying
attention to the weak forms, link-ups and
1. believe it 2. would you
3. have a look at 4. and a large
5. I’ll just 6. Have you
7. or 8. and then
Part 2 Listening and Note-taking
1. Terms used in economic report
2. Figures and percentage
日经指数 (即 Nikkei Index, 日本东京证
同系列, 最为人熟知的是 Nikkei 225)
the Dow Jones Industrial Average
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a
price-weighted average of 30 significant
stocks traded on the New York Stock
Exchange and the Nasdaq. The DJIA was
invented by Charles Dow back in 1896.
Often referred to as "the Dow", the DJIA is
the oldest and single most watched index in
the world. The DJIA includes companies
like General Electric, Disney, Exxon and
When the TV networks say "the market is
up today", they are generally referring to
a common stock of a nationally
known company whose value and
dividends(红利) are reliable;
a stock that sells at a high price
because of public confidence in its
long record of steady earnings
the Standard and Poor’s 500 index:
标准普尔指数 the S & P’s 500 index
An index consisting of 500 stocks chosen for
market size, liquidity(拥有流动资产)and industry
grouping, among other factors.
The S&P 500 is designed to be a leading indicator
of U.S. equities普通股and is meant to reflect the
risk/return characteristics of the large-cap universe.
Companies included in the index are selected by
the S&P Index Committee, a team of analysts and
economists at Standard & Poor's.
The S&P 500 is a market-value weighted index -
each stock's weight in the index is proportionate to its
National Association of Securities
Dealers Automated Quotations
a computerized data system to provide
brokers with price quotations for
securities traded over the counter
vigorous and animated
The city is vibrant with life.
The consumers’ confidence bounce
Ex. Listen to some statements. Fill in the blanks
with the correct numbers.
1. ____; _______
14 10.699 10 1%
2. ___ ; ______; ___; ____;
48 1% 2.8%
____; ____ ; _____
Part 1 Dialogues
Dialogue 1 Are you Ready to Order?
1. Selecting information
2. Names of dishes
Main course: ____________________
roast beef with carrots
a glass of water
Dialogue 2 Two 74’s
1. Understanding subjective mood
2. Recognizing the facts
1. A verb is in the subjunctive mood
when it expresses a condition which is
doubtful or not factual.
If I had known (yesterday), I would have
done something about it.
I didn’t know yesterday and I didn’t do
anything about it.
If I had seen you, I definitely would have said
I didn’t see you, so I didn’t say hello.
Ex. A Listen and decide whether the following
statements are true or false.
1. F They were supposed to go the concert
on Saturday evening.
2. F The girl didn’t go to meet the boy
because she had forgotten.
3. T Carol: You’re too busy with your
4. F The boy didn’t phone the girl on Friday
5. T Carol: Well, I wish you wouldn’t take
me for granted so much.
Ex. B. Listen again and answer the
1. What does “Two 74s” mean?
74 probably is the number of the dish
on the menu, presumably beef. They
ordered the same dish—
one medium one rare
2. What else did they order?
They ordered salad and coffee also.
Part 2 Passages
Passage 1 Instant Coffee
This passage is about how instant
coffee is made in a factory.
1. Procedures of doing things—making
following as an effect or result
Resulting liquid refers to the liquid
after water is slowly passed through
change into a vapor; dry up
draw moisture away from, as by
heating, leaving only the dry solid
The water soon evaporated in the
having the form of a cylinder
tiny grain 小粒,微粒
Ex. Listen and choose the best answer
1. B 2. A 3. C 4. C
5. D 6. D 7. B 8. A
Passage 2 Tinned Tomato Soup
1. Steps of making tomato soup
a butter substitute made originally
from other animal fats, but
nowadays exclusively from
fry: cook on a hot surface using fat
crush: break into small pieces
boil: cook in boiling liquid
sieve: a strainer for separating lumps from
powdered material or grading particles
strain: separate by passing through a
crouton: a small piece of toasted or
fried bread; served in soup or salads
Ex. A Listen to the passage and choose the
1. B 2. D 3. A 4. C
5. D 6. D 7. A 8. B
Ex. B Listen the passage again and complete
the following outline
tomatoes 700 grams
b. _________, about _________ for_____ people
4 or 6
c. ______ or _________
d. ______ (optional)
e. two cloves of ______
a. _____ the onion
b. wash and cut ______________________
the tomatoes into quarters
c. chop or crush the ______
Put some butter or margarine or oil in a big saucepan
B. Put it on __________.
a low heat
C. ____ the onions and garlic gently for ____________.
Fry 3 or 4 minutes
Keep _______ everything gently while it’s frying.
D. Put the _________ into the saucepan, and pour in
some______—about a quarter of a liter Add plenty of
salt pepper herbs
____ and ______, and ______ if you want to.
E. ____ everything thoroughly, put the ___ on the
saucepan, and bring it to the ____.
F. Leave it to cook slowly over a low heat
an hour or so
(to be continued)
off the cooker strain
G. When it’s ready, take it ___________ and ______ it
carefully through a sieve.
H. Put the soup ____________________ and add more
back into the saucepan
____ if necessary.
I. Then bring it to the boil again. Cook it gently for
2 or 3 minutes stirring
____________; keep ______ it.
J. Serve it, you can mix in some ____ if you like.
Part 3 News
News Item 1
disputed: subject to disagreement and
Violate: break or act against the law
Ex. A. Listen and complete the summary
There was no agreement on talks about
(1) ____________________ between North
the disputed sea border
and South Korea. Each side accused
the other of violating the border.
Ex. B. Listen again and decide whether the
following statements are true or false.
1. F. N. & S. Korea had 45 minutes talk.
2. F. Take defensive action rather than
3. F. Officials have met 6 times rather than 60
4. T. Each side accused the other of violating
News Item 2
civilian: a nonmilitary citizen
wreckage: a badly damaged object
Ex. A Listen and complete the news
This news item is about an accident in
which a US nuclear submarine hit a
Japanese fishing boat last.
Ex. B. Listen and fill in the blanks
Sinking of a Japanese Fishing Boat
A nuclear submarine hit a Japanese
fishing boat last week.
Result of the accident:
The Japanese fishing boat sank after being hit by
the nuclear submarine.
Casualty of the accident:
A Japanese students and crew members are missing
Number of survivors:___26
Actions of the American Navy:
The Navy has sent a deep-sea vehicle to the
The Navy also will decide if the boat can be raised
Action of President Bush:
President Bush expressed his regrets at sinking the
boat to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori by
telephone on Tuesday.
News Item 3
release: prepare and issue for public
distribution or sale
fleet: a number of warships in the navy
court: a room in which law cases can be heard
Ex. Listen and complete the summary
This news item is about the release of
underwater pictures of the Japanese
fishing boat sunk by an American
submarine 9 days ago.
Ex. B Choose the best answer
1. B. 2. A 3. D 4. C 5. C