Тест на аудирование по английскому языку №3


Questions 1-5

Listen to an architecture professor talk about hazards in the home.

1. Listen again to part of the lecture. Then answer the question. Why does the professor say this:???

To correct a mistake she made

To apologize for the use of asbestos

To explain why asbestos is dangerous

To present another disease caused by asbestos

2. Listen again to part of the lecture. Then answer the question. Why does the professor say this:???

She is trying to shock the students.

She is emphasizing the seriousness of the situation.

She is impressing the students with her artistic abilities.

She is introducing a cure for the diseases caused by synthetic materials.

3. Why does the speaker mention fires?

To illustrate how unsafe wooden houses are

To show other ways in which synthetic materials are dangerous

To let people know about the toxic fumes when using natural alternatives

To demonstrate what happens when cadmium is added to paint

4. What would be an example of a natural building material?

Stone walls

Aluminum door frames

Linoleum flooring

Plywood paneling

5. What might the listeners do as a result of this lecture?

Tear down their houses

Buy older homes

Build new houses

Modify their homes


Questions 6-9

Listen to a discussion between a professor and his students.

6. When would this discussion most likely take place?

Before finals week

At the beginning of the term

Before summer vacation

During a tour of the library

7. What would most likely be found at a library reserve desk?

The latest romance novel

The required course textbooks

All the reference books

An out-of-print book

8. What can be inferred about the articles?

They can't be taken out of the library.

They're out of print.

They have an asterisk.

They must be read before the following class.

9. What can be inferred about the two students?

They are new students at the university

They agree that other students may not understand the system.

They don't think that microfiche is the right kind of medium for course materials.

They aren't sure about the assignment that the professor wants them to complete.


Questions 10-14

Lsten to a talk given by a guest inventor.

10. Why does the lecturer say this:???

To indicate that the proverb isn't completely valid

To emphasize that mothers are very important for inventions

To argue that mothers are good inventors

To underline the importance of necessity in motivating inventions

11. Why does the lecturer say this: ???

To correct a possible misunderstanding

To contrast the inventors and non-inventors

To highlight the conflicting personality traits of an inventor

To give an important characteristic that all inventors must have

12. Why does the speaker mention aspirin bottles?

To demonstrate the continuing process of invention

To illustrate failures

To show how inventions can cause fatalities

To show that you can't satisfy everybody all the time

13. What might happen as a result of this talk?

A new bottle cap may be invented.

Some new approaches to medicine may be discussed.

A debate about the characteristics of inventors may take place.

The group may become dissatisfied with inventors.

14. How does the speaker close the talk?

By opening the floor to questions

By suggesting a break

By giving some hints

By involving the audience


Questions 15-18

Listen to a discussion in a cultural anthropology course.

15. What are the students probably interested in?

Collecting garbage

Making orange juice

Robbing graves

Learning about cultures

16. Why does the professor mention orange peels?

To demonstrate what can be learned from them

To show how to find out how much orange juice a family drinks

To encourage people to make their own juice

To demonstrate how studying something organic is preferable

17. What would most likely be found in a Stone Age garbage dump?

Rotten orange peels

Broken stone tools

Torn grass clothing

Discarded animal skins

18. Why does the professor regret that most garbage is organic?

Because our world is being filled with garbage

Because it is disgusting to sift through

Because its disintegration leaves no clues about its cultural origins

Because its preservation is limited to the Arctic region