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