Listening Actual Test 8 Economy TOEIC Volume 1
2. Transcript Actual Test 8
1. (A) The man is rowing a small boat.
(B) The man is fishing in the boat.
(C) The man is swimming in the water.
(D) The man is walking away from the boat.
2. (A) The walls in the room are bare.
(B) Lamps are hanging from the ceiling.
(C) Seat cushions have been positioned on the chairs.
(D) The bed is between the lamps.
3. (A) The woman is looking through a telescope.
(B) The woman is tying her hair back with a scarf.
(C) The woman is staring at something in the pot.
(D) The woman is positioning the microphone.
4. (A) He is cutting some fruit.
(B) He is rolling up his sleeves.
(C) He is holding a plate.
(D) He is throwing something away.
5. (A) They are writing letters.
(B) The woman is holding a phone.
(C) Both people have sunglasses.
(D) The man is talking on the telephone.
6. (A) The audience is applauding the performance.
(B) One man is looking at his reflection.
(C) The men are standing on a stone.
(D) The people are enjoying a game outdoors.
7. (A) They are taking a nap on the bench.
(B) Benches are positioned under the building.
(C) They are resting on the bench.
(D) The woman is stretching out on the bench.
8. (A) The men are repairing their boats.
(B) The boats are being loaded with goods.
(C) The boats are sinking.
(D) The men are standing in their boats.
9. (A) All the computers are turned off.
(B) The computers are stacked on top of each other.
(C) Several people are working on the computers.
(D) An engineer is working on a computer.
10. (A) There is a lone walker on a country road.
(B) The land near the farm is fenced.
(C) The hay is piled neatly on the ground.
(D) The road curver into the distance.
11. Does anyone have an extra calculator?
(A) She calculated it yesterday.
(B) No, it should be here on time.
(C) You can borrow mine.
12. Why don't we inspect this result next?
(A) Yes, I received the election result yesterday.
(B) I'd be glad to.
(C) The inspection isn't so difficult.
13. Why is the post office closed?
(A) It's a national holiday.
(B) I didn't buy these stamps.
(C) Next to the post office.
14. What's the problem with the new printer?
(A) I like to play with my children.
(B) It's a long way from here
(C) It doesn't print very well.
15. Where's the extension core to connect the computer in the living room I bought last week?
(A) We used it all up.
(B) It's about thirty-five dollars a roll.
(C) Check the power switch first.
16. Would you like to come to my dinner party tonight?
(A) Help yourself.
(B) It's being prepared for you now, sir.
(C) Sorry, I already have plans.
17. Has your truck been fixed, or is it still being worked on?
(A) Please use the truck.
(B) It was repaired today.
(C) Not very.
18. Hasn't the copier I ordered arrived?
(A) Yes, he did.
(B) No, not yet.
(C) All right. I'll do that.
19. When is the company awards ceremony in New York?
(A) To welcome a new director.
(B) At the headquarters in New York.
(C) In the middle of the month.
20. Who was that call for?
(A) I don't know why she is calling.
(B) Oh, it was for Anna Lopez
(C) No, by tax.
21. Mr.Rion is responsible for arranging the farewell party, isn't he?
(A) No, he didn't tell me that.
(B) Yes, he's in charge of it.
(C) A table for four, please.
22. Did you visit the new office building?
(A) Yes, it looks very nice.
(B) No, I didn't know.
(C) Because it's very small.
23. Isn't this your new computer?
(A) All of them were computerized.
(B) No, he didn't like this.
(C) Yes, that's it.
24. How long have you been managing the personnel department?
(A) For nearly two years.
(B) He is the personnel manager.
(C) It usually takes three days.
25. How would you feel about going to the beach this weekend?
(A) I'd love to.
(B) No, I didn't feel well.
(C) Yes, here you are.
26. Is this year's awards ceremony going to be in Osaka or Tokyo?
(A) No, I didn't attend the ceremony.
(B) Yes, it starts at 9.
(C) That hasn't been decided yet.
27. How did you send the package to the new client?
(A) She didn't pack the shipment
(B) By express mail.
(C) The assistant confirmed a reservation.
28. Won't she be here for the sales meeting?
(A) No, she has a scheduling conflict.
(B) Sales were excellent.
(C) Yes, it's on the desk.
29. When does the next flight to Tokyo leave?
(A) I'm going to do it in the morning tomorrow.
(B) I left it at home.
(C) It's been postponed.
30. Don't you think that we should attend the manufacturing conference?
(A) No, I worked at a manufacturing plant.
(B) Yes, I think it's worth going there.
(C) In the conference room.
31. Who is making a design presentation?
(A) Attendance figures were inaccurate.
(B) Mr.Benson said that he would.
(C) You must use an overhead projector.
32. This is your first company dinner party, isn't it?
(A) Well, I don't know why.
(B) Yes, at the reception party last year.
(C) No, I attended last month's.
33. Why was the product strategy meeting postponed?
(A) Yes, in the mailbox.
(B) The president was out of the office.
(C) Please post the notice.
34. How many of these reports have been reviewed so far?
(A) About half of them.
(B) Yes, we got a good review.
(C) It is quite far from here.
35. What's the charge for pressing a shirt?
(A) Four dollars per shirt.
(B) Just press the button.
(C) There's one next to the bank.
36. Where can I find the bus stop?
(A) The bus doesn't come very often.
(B) Just across the street.
(C) Sorry, I wasn't able to.
37. Did you proofread the report I sent out this afternoon?
(A) Just fill out and send the form.
(B) No, my report is the bound copy over there.
(C) Yes, I corrected several errors.
38. Would you prefer to meet in the lobby or by the gift shop?
(A) I prefer a window seat.
(B) Either is fine.
(C) What a nice gift.
39. She was supposed to complete the market research by last Friday, wasn't she?
(A) No, it's not due until next week.
(B) I reviewed the report.
(C) Yes, I saw the memo.
40. I think the parking lot is near the service center.
(A) Yes, it's across the street from the service center.
(B) This park is so beatiful.
(C) No, I didn't work there.
Questions 41 through 43 refer to the following conversation.
W: Pardon me, do you know where I can find tomato soup?
M: I'm pretty sure it's in either aisle 8 or 9.
W: I've been looking up and down those aisles, but I can't seem to find it.
M: That'll be at the end of aisle 4, next to the flower center. Follow me. I'll show you.
Question 44 through 46 refer to the following conversation
M: Ms.Martin, I really think that the photos from the weekend rugby match shoud be included in this weekend's
W: Our readers prefer golf and football, so I usually include those sports instead.
M: I understand, but we need to differentiate ourselves from other papers. Why don't we try offering something different?
W: I don't think many of our readers are rugby fans, but I'll talk it over with Josh ad consider it.
Questions 47 through 49 refer to the following conversation
W: Hi, I was wondering if the hotel has any part-time positions for the fall season.
M: Yes, we do. We're looking to hire housekeepers, servers for the lounge and from desk attendants.
W: I have a lot of experience working as a server in restaurants. Would it be okay if I met with you this afternoon
to discuss the positions further and to fill out an application form?
M: No problem. I'll schedule an interview with you this afternoon. Be sure to bring along your curriculum vitae
and any training certificates you may have.
Question 50 through 52 refer to the following conversation.
M: Hi, Sue. I noticed that you'll be away next week. Are you going away on business?
W: Yes, I'm heading to New York on Monday. I'm really looking forward to seeing the sights of Manhattan. I hear
there are some great restaurants, too.
M: There are. I was there last month. I suggest you walk around Central Park, too. There are so many things to do.
W: That sounds great. I'll be in Manhattan on Wednesday. I may see if I can join a city tour.
Question 53 through 55 refer to the following conversation.
M: The carpet is nearly installed. You should be able to replace the funiture by Friday.
W: I'm hosting a dinner party this week. Is it possible to finish by Thursday?
M: To be honest, most of the work should be finished by Thursday, but we need to remove our tools and equipment.
However, if it's important for you to use the room on Thursday, we will do our best to have everything cleaned up.
W: I really appreciate that! My husband and I can help with the cleanup.
Question 56 through 58 refer to the following conversation.
M: Has the new copier arrived yet? I need to start printing our new brochures for the marketing compaign we're
going to launch on Monday.
W: Didn't you hear? Accounting has decided that it won't fit into our budget this year, and they cancelled the order.
M: Oh,no. They cancelled the order last year as well, and now we'll have to wait another year? We should really
call a meeting with the department supervisor.
W: I agree. Our division should get priority when it comes to office supplies. I'll come along when you meet with
Question 59 through 62 refer to the following conversation.
M: Hello, this is Ted Jenkins. I spoke to someone about full-time employment with Primerica a couple of weeks ago. I was
wondering if you've made any decisions with regard to hiring.
W: Well, Mr.Jenkins, I wanted to contact you because we were hoping to have you in for another interview. Are you
free anytime next week? We'd like to see you on Monday or Wednesday.
M: Tuesday would be better for me. Would 10:00 work for you?
W: That's just fine. Please meet us on the fifth floor in the conference room. You can speak to Ms.Morgan at the
reception desk should you have trouble finding it.
Question 62 through 64 refer to the following conversation.
W: I've really wanted to see the movie for some time now, but I saw a TV show last night that said it was awful.
M: That's strange. My friend said that it was one of the best films of the year. It's playing at the cinema
downtown. Would you like to go?
W: That sounds great. I'd like to check it out for myself. There have been so many reviews, both comments, good
and bad. I've got a few up on my desk. I could make you a copy if you'd like.
M: Thanks. My sister is really interested in that film.
Question 65 through 67 refer to the following conversation.
W: Good afternoon. Thank you for calling Dwight & Jones Financial. How may I help you?
M: Oh, hello. This is Kenneth from Xerox Canada. I'm calling about the copy machine you had purchased for your office.
I would like to deliver it tomorrow afternoon, if that works for you.
W: You know, I have to copy a number of documents tomorrow morning. Are you able to come this afternoon?
M: Yes, I have another delivery in your area. Why don't call you about thirty minutes before I get there?
Question 68 through 70 refer to the following conversation.
M: Your total comes to $23.00. Would you like to have this book gift-wrapped?
W: Oh,no. It's actually for myself. I'll just take it like that because I'd like to read it at a cafe. Do you accept
M: Only for purchases over $25 can you pay by credit card.
W: I'll just pay by cash, then.
Question 71 through 73 refer to the following speech.
Before I get started this afternoon, I'd like to briefly tell you a little about myself. My name is James Norman and I
have been taking pictures as a profession and as a hobby for nearly fifteen years. I'm thrilled to be here this afternoon
to share my work with you. Now, let's get started talking about different techniques. A good piece of equipment, lighting
and good film all play an essential part in creating beatiful photos. We'll go through the various apertures and shutter
speed techniques that will give your picture character. After that, I'll pass around a handbook using my favorite shops
and websites that will help you get started.
Question 74 through 76 refer to the following introduction.
Welcome to Montreal. Tonight we'll be listening to the words of Penelope Andreas, whose latest collection of poetry has risen
to the bestseller's list. The book, entitled "Amor is Love", was recently recognized by the Magnolia Latina Association with
its top prize. Her poems are written based on her life as a famous musician and socialite. Ms.Andreas was born in
Buenos Aires, but immigrated to London as a young adult. Those of you who have seen her in the past may have
heard her speak of the difficulties she faced dealing with a new culture. Tonight, we will take requests from
the audience and accept questions for Ms.Andreas as well.
Question 77 through 79 refer to the following advertisement.
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a six-month membership within the next five weeks you will only have to pay fifty percent of the regular
membership fee. Hard Line Fitness has expert trainers who are fit, enthusiastic and friendly, and our fitness
equipment is top ot the line. Our introductory fitness package includes on month of fitness classes that
include aerobics, weights and stretching exercises. Futhermore, you'll be able to take advantage of our
Olympic size swimming pool. Call now to get more information about us at 1-800-988-3355.
Questions 80 through 82 refer to the following talk.
As reporters, you are responsible for informing the public of every news story, here and abroad. I've been
working as a television reporter for two decades and would like to tell you that working from another country
can be both challenging and rewarding. But when you've been sent on assignment to a new and distant
country, it can be a little difficult. I recommend that you start by trying to make contacts with the local
people before you leave. This can help to reduce sometimes the awkward situations that arise due to cultural
differences. And these initial contacts can help you with background information on your story. Just
a little tip that will help you when working abroad.
Questions 83 through 85 refer to the following telephone message.
Hi, Katherine. It's Lynn from the Corporate Training department. It's 10:30 a.m on Tuesday and I wanted to
let you know that we have decided to change the date of the next training seminar to try and accommodate more
staff. Instead of Friday, we'll be meeting in the boardroom on Monday at 2:30, the same time as previous
seminars. And just to be sure, don't forget to bring the manual " Motivating Yourself and Others" by Frederik
Dyson when you come. If you are unable to attend, please contact Lily so that she will have an idea
of how many employees will be there. Thank you for understanding and I apologize for the inconvenience.
Questions 86 through 88 refer to the following excerpt from the a talk.
I would like to welcome each of you the job fair here at the Sunset Haven Nursing Home. The Sunset Haven
Nursing Home has been a vital part of community life for the past 30 years and we are currently offering
a variety of positions for volunteers within the nursing facilities. You may not come into close contact
with the patients within your first work term, but if you return for a second term you will have more
opportunities to take care of the patients. Before we start a tour of the facilities, I would like to
collect your resumes to better understand where you will fit within the organization.
Questions 89 through 91 refer to the following business report.
On Wall Street this afternoon, New York's Softwatch Industries revealed its new version of spreadsheet
software. Company Chairman Leon Walters met with reporters today outside of the company's headquarters to
discuss the release of the new software. Softwatch's latest version of the spreadsheet wasn't expected
to be released until early next year. Mr.Walters explained today that the decision to release to software
early was part of a revised marketing strategy by the firm. They will begin the marketing campaign for this
software later this month.
Questions 92 through 94 refer to the following news report.
This morning Rex Industrial Supplies announced that they will be moving their production facilities into Mexico.
Rex Industrial Supplies has been the largest supplier of contruction equipment in the southeastern United
States for the past ten years and plans to begin producing various items in Mexico. Along with this decision,
Rex Industrial plans to close their factory in Fresno, while maintenaning the main plant facilities in the greater
Los Angeles area. Furthermore, they will be cutting nearly 100 full-time factory positions and another
50 part-times jobs. Financial experts believe that the move will not have an effect on the company's stock prices.
Questions 95 through 97 refer to the following introduction
I have called you all here this morning to tell you about the new parking arrangements our office building has made.
Many of you who drive to work have spoken to me about the lack of reserved parking spaces in the underground garage.
Therefore, while we many have to pay slightly more for parking each month, from now on the company will set aside
reserved parking spaces for you. This will make it more convenient for you to park your car. I have asked
Samantha Callaway in HR to send out an e-mail today describing the changes. Kindly review this message as soon as
you receive it. If you are still unclear as to how the new parking system will work, please visit Samantha in HR.
Questions 98 through 100 refer to the following annoucement.
Good afternoon. I have been a member of the community here in Bracebridge for many years and I would like to welcome
you all here today. On our walking tour this afternoon, we will be visiting all of the beautiful sites that the city
has to offer, like the historic Burnaby Castle, Juniper Bridge and Macintosh Botanical Gardens. We will begin at and
return to the Kline Street Cafe. The entire four should take approximately 3 hours. At the botanical gardens
a professional horticulturist will speak to us about the various kinds of unique plant and flower species
grown there. If you'd like, complimentary coffee is offered just inside. Now, let's meet back here in 10 minutes.
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