Listening Maximize your New TOEIC Score - Test 2
1. Audio Test 02
2. Transcript Test 02
Part 1 Picture Descriptions
1. (A) The man’s installing tiles.
(B) The man’s using a tool.
(C) The man’s ﬁxing an appliance.
(D) The man’s crawling on the ﬂoor.
2.(A) The vehicle is loaded with goods.
(B) There is much room lef in the warehouse.
(C) The man is lifing weights.
(D) The machinery is having some malfunction.
3. (A) A mechanic is operating the robot.
(B) The box is moving on the conveyor belt.
(C) The robotic arm is packing the goods.
(D) The workstation is under maintenance.
4. (A) The construction workers are clinging to the exterior wall.
(B) Scaﬀolding has been erected outside the building.
(C) The construction workers are wearing heavy- duty vests.
(D) The concrete blocks are being lifed in the air.
5.(A) The staﬀ are preparing for the upcoming match.
(B) A huge audience has ﬁlled the soccer ﬁeld.
(C) Spectators are attending a sporting event.
(D) The players are congratulating each other.
6.(A) The statue faces the windows.
(B) There is a piece of furniture in the room.
(C) An instrument is placed next to the wall.
(D) A rug is laid under the couch.
Part 2 Question – Response
7. Haven’t you resolved that problem yet?
(A) We’re still working on it.
(B) You should put your words into practice.
(C) Yes, it’s very challenging.
8. Was the client satisﬁed with the delivery service?
(A) I guaranteed he’d be satisﬁed.
(C) Customers can be hard to please.
9. When does the warranty expire?
(A) We’ll make sure it doesn’t.
(B) I think Warren’s a very inspiring ﬁgure.
(C) Three years from the date of purchase.
10.There’re consequences of not registering the product.
(A) For example?
(B) Why should I?
(C) We gotta take precautions.
11. Don’t you think the conference room’s a bit overcrowded?
(A) Yeah, just like a can of sardine.
(B) The room’s well-equipped.
(C) There’s room for improvement.
12.Tim’s parents expect highly of him.
(A) I believe that put him under pressure.
(B) His performance exceeds all our expectations.
(C) He has been working for his parents for years.
13.Shut down your computer while you’re away.
(A) Thank you for the reminder.
(B) I always work on my own.
(C) I’ve found a way to defeat our competitors.
14. I always walk my dog for an hour afer dinner.
(A) You shouldn’t work so much.
(B) Dogs are truly man’s best friend.
(C) Is that how you manage to stay ﬁt?
15. I’m afraid my hard drive’s dead.
(A) It’s very expensive.
(B) You should get a new laptop.
(C) Hope you’ve backed up the ﬁles.
16. Have you ever worked in assembly before?
(A) I worked in layout and design.
(B) There’s an assembly outside the oﬃce.
(C) I might quit my current job.
17. What recent accomplishments are you most proud of?
(A) I believe modesty is vital.
(B) I’ve visited Japan lately.
(C) Employee of the month in May.
18. Do I have to complete this application now?
(A) We’re competing for market share.
(B) You can ﬁll it out at home if you like.
(C) Yes, you must compete with other applicants.
19. Don’t you think this will generate unnecessary paperwork?
(A) But I think it’s worth the eﬀort.
(B) On the contrary, workload would be reduced.
(C) I already shut down the generator.
20. I can’t seem to make ends meet with my hourly wage.
(A) Try chicken. It’s much healthier than beef.
(B) You’ve been working hard.
(C) I think it’s time you asked for a raise.
21. I’m looking forward to the awards ceremony tonight.
(A) The event was held at six p.m. last night.
(B) Yeah, I’ve always wanted to have a word with you.
(C) Hope the prizes go to those who are worthy of the honor.
22. I’ll go wait in the checkout line.
(A) I’ll meet you there in a minute.
(B) I’ll talk to you later when I’m done.
(C) There’re a lot of people waiting in line.
23. Has the committee selected a site for our conference next year?
(A) Yes, the committee members have been elected.
(B) Well, it’s diﬃcult to ﬁnd a venue that accommodates a group of our size.
(C) The conference will address the topic of community reconstruction.
24. Whenever I try to access this program, the monitor goes black.
(A) You should run some diagnoses to locate the problem.
(B) I have done the best I can to assist you.
(C) Our new technician is very skilled and helpful.
25.What is the function of this icon?
(A) Maybe you should ask Sharon.
(B) It’s a multi-functional printer.
(C) Sometimes it doesn’t work.
26. Do you know of a wholesale source for tableware?
(A) Some. But they only take bulk orders.
(B) All the sauce is placed on the table.
(C) Wholesalers oﬀer better bargains.
27.How come there’re so many mistakes in yesterday’s orders?
(A) We had two temps working here.
(B) Because we’ve improved our system.
(C) Some accidents could have been avoided.
28. Do you have any outstanding debts?
(A) I think he’s in serious debt.
(B) I still owe money on my car.
(C) I’ve had some excellent works completed.
29. I have an appointment with a client at two p.m.
(A) Then you’d better get some nap afer lunch.
(B) I believe he’ll be satisﬁed with your service.
(C) I shall be back at the oﬃce before ﬁve.
30. Who can give me advice about my portfolio?
(A) My stockbroker can help you with your investments.
(B) It’s a very nice portfolio.
(C) I think you made a wise choice.
31. Do your staﬀ meet periodically?
(A) They read several newspapers and magazines.
(B) I haven’t seen him for quite a long while.
(C) We have a meeting on a regular basis.
Part 3 Conversations
[32−34] AmE/W BrE/M
W: Thank you for calling Dean & DeLuca. How may I help you?
M: Yes, I’m with the Westwood Corp. We’re having a company gathering next Friday, and I need to arrange all the food and drinks.
W: OK. How many people do you expect to entertain? And will it be an indoor or outdoor event?
M:Approximately 150 employees are attending. And we’ll hold it outdoors if weather permits, or we’ll have it in one of our large conference rooms if the weather does not cooperate.
W: Hello, Max Accounting? Could I speak to Sharon Dodson please?
M: Ms. Dodson has called in sick today. Can I put you through to her voice mail?
W: No, thanks. I’ll try back later. I just have a couple of quick questions about deductions for my tax return.
M: If that’s the case, maybe another accountant could help you. Mike Powers is one of our experts on tax issues. And, he’s in. Hold on a second; I’ll transfer you to him.
W: Would you like collision insurance on your rental car? It’s optional
though we do recommend it.
M: I doubt that we’ll have an accident, but I’d feel
less nervous with the insurance.
W: No one ever intends to have an accident, of course, but most customers opt for the insurance when renting from us. Let me just check the price...OK, the cost of insurance for this car is just thirty dollars.
M: Fine. Here’s my credit card. You can charge everything onto that.
W: Hello, this is MoTex Oﬃce Electronics. You’ve reached customer service. How may I help you today?
M: Hi. Eh... I bought a secondhand Royal PT 6 laser printer on eBay about two weeks ago. The seller told me he lost the manual a long time ago. Now I’m struggling to ﬁgure out some of the functions.
W: Unfortunately, the PT series has been discontinued.
M: Bad news. So how am I going to ﬁx this?
W: No worries. PT’s successor model has a pretty similar design, so the instructions should pretty much follow the same principles.
M: Wow, problem solved. So, could you send me a copy of the manual? My address is...
W: Actually, you can download the manual directly from our oﬃcial website. Just google Royal PX series star manual. The search results should show you the link.
W: We need to reﬁnance our mortgage. I heard an ad on the radio on my way to work this morning. It said that the interest rate is only 5 percent now.
M: Hmm... What’s our mortgage payment now, about $500 a month?
W: Yes. And it doesn’t make much sense to put so much into it. We could lower the payment and reallocate the savings for other uses, such as investing or education funds.
M: I totally get your point. We sure could use an extra few hundred bucks each month. Guess we should ﬁrst meet up with Mr. Pattersonand see what he can do to help us with rearrangement.
M: Hi, my name’s John Lewis. I’m visiting family here during my summer break. I’m hoping to earn some money to pay for college expenses. Does your restaurant happen to have any temporary job openings?
W: Well, actually, I think we could use some extra hands in the kitchen. At this time of the year, tourists ﬂock in from across the country. Do you have any experience in the restaurant industry?
M: Um, I worked part-time last summer in a French restaurant in New York, so you don’t have to train me in the basics.
W: Great! That’d save us a lot of trouble. Wait here for a second. I’ll go see if the chef is available to talk with you.
M1: Why is traﬃc so heavy today?
M2: People are probably heading toward the park for the concert. The band that is performing does play pretty good music.
W: Yes, they do. For the last three years, I have never missed any of their concerts. I have always arranged my schedule so that I can attend their concerts whenever they are in town.
M1: How long ago did the band start playing at our park?
W: I think they started this tradition ﬁve years ago before you moved into our neighborhood. Every year now they always arrive the ﬁrst week of June and play for the whole week.
M2: You will enjoy this evening, John. There will be good country music, a lot of stomping around, and deﬁnitely a lot of hollering.
M1: It sounds like fun.
W: My favorite music is rock and roll; however, I have to say that country music melodies can be quite enticing. I can listen to them all day long.
M: Good morning. This is Callaway Contracting, pleased to assist you with all your home needs. How may I help you?
W: Hi. My name’s Maria Williams. One of your workers came to my house yesterday and gave me an estimate for remodeling my basement.I’ve found the bid rather acceptable and would like to have the work done, but I heard there is some paperwork needed before we proceed.
M: Let’s see. Williams...oh, here it is. Well, you need to get a permit from the city planningoﬃce for the construction work, and from Electric Power Company for the electrical wiring. Then you can call us back to schedule it for some time next month.
W: OK, but I thought you’d be able to start next week. At least, that’s what your worker told me.
W: Hi, I’m looking for an apartment in East Village. I just got reassigned to New York early this month.
M: I’m afraid there aren’t many properties available at that location because it’s the mid-semester. Apartments are packed with college students.
W: But my oﬃce is right in the area. I would have to spend extra time and money commuting if I lived elsewhere.
M: I see. What kind of apartment do you have in mind?
W: It’s just for me, so one bedroom’s quite enough.
M: Let me see. Well, it seems there are a few rooms that just might suit you. Look at this studio. It has a nice location and has a well- equipped kitchen and bathroom.
W: Wow! The rent is $2,000 a month! That is totally out of my league.
M: Then how about this one? Think it’s the kind of place you will probably like. Let me grab the keys and let’s go check it out.
W: Look at the price of this. 4.99 a loaf? I can’t believe this! Last month it was only 2.99! The prices are crazy!
M: I know. Commodity prices have been going up these days. Some have doubled or even tripled.
W: It’s not just food, either. My electricity bill is soaring, and I read this morning the government’s planning to raise the garbage collection fee by 10 percent next year. I don’t know how I’m gonna deal with this.
M: Me neither. My salary can’t keep up with this inﬂation. Our family’s had to cut back on lots of things. We just decided to end our cable TV contract, and we’re going down to one car soon.
W: Hey Jacob, have you heard the news about
Jonathan Cole? He’s going to go over to the Liberty. They’re giving him his own column.
M: Really? Well, good for him, but I feel sorry
we’re losing him. He’s a great reporter, and I’ll miss his stupid jokes around the newsroom. How long has he been with us, about 20 years?
W: Only about 10 I think, but it does seem longer
with his presence and contribution. He’s kind of an institution at this paper. Word is that he asked the publisher for a column last year, but he was turned down.
M: What a shame. If anyone deserves his own
column, it’s Johnathan Cole. He’s paid his
dues, covering city politics all these years. I wonder who’ll cover that beat now. Have you heard, Grace?
M: Hi, I’ve got packages here for Mr. McGuire.
W: Sure, his oﬃce is down the hall on the right
− next to the water dispenser. Wait... it just occurred to me he called in sick this morning, so maybe you can leave them here. How many
items are there?
M: Two. Both are for him.
W: OK. Maybe just leave them at his oﬃce door. M: But these are expensive items. Is there a safer
W: In that case, please put them in the storeroom.
You’ll see it right across from his oﬃce.
M: Yes, ma’am. And would you mind signing here
W: No problem.
W: Hey Thomas. Nice to see you here. Wow, you
surely are in a mood for shopping, huh? Look at your cart!
M: Yeah. I gotta use these discount coupons I got
during their last Christmas sales. They’re only valid till the end of this month.
W: Cool, I came here for the sale on men’s wear.
Gotta get a jacket and two pairs of pants for my husband.
M: Then take some of my coupons. It says each
coupon applies to any item. I got six items,
so... there’re... three lef. Here you go.
This is Junel Miah with the 6 p.m. rush hour traﬃc report. Well, if you’re on the roads listening to this, you already know that traﬃc is pretty much a mess everywhere. On Interstate 5, it is at a crawl from downtown to the county line. Vehicles crossing
the lake on State Route 52 are gridlocked both eastbound and westbound. The valley freeway is stop-and-go from Janesville through Greenwoods. Highway 15 is slow through the city, then doesn’t clear out until Mulberry Road. If that weren’t
bad enough, an accident is blocking Main Street downtown, causing cars merging onto the freeway to back up for several miles. Our next traﬃc report will be at the bottom of the hour.
Hi. Emily Klaussen, this is Richard Wenk with Nationwide Insurance Company. You have askedme to give you a quote for your 2016 Taurus Turbo coupe. Your information has been processed, and we will be able to insure your vehicle for $720 a year. That’s $60 a month, and you have the choice of paying a monthly fee or paying everything in advance. This price includes a discount for having
a good driving record, and another discount for having your homeowner’s insurance with us. It includes comprehensive coverage, uninsured motorist protection, and up to $50,000 liability.
We can begin coverage at the ﬁrst of next month.
If you have more questions, I’d be happy to answer them. You can reach me at 590-095-6446 or onmy cell at 342-768-0120. Thank you for considering Nationwide Insurance.
Hi, Liz Stoneman here. My dog, Spot, loves to run. The trouble is, she was always running out of our yard into the neighbors’. Once, she even ran into the street and nearly got hit by a truck! That’swhen I called Invisible Fence. They came right over, explained their program, and within a couple of hours erected an invisible barrier around our yard that keeps our furry baby on our property just
like a real fence would. Spot can now run happily around our yard, and me and my family don’t have to worry about her running away. The Invisible Fence installation process was smooth, quick, and surprisingly aﬀordable. In fact, it was much cheaper than putting a real fence around my yard. If you’re looking for an eﬀective way to keep your dog on your property, call Invisible Fence now at 789-9876. Or, check them out on the web at invisiblefence. com. Take it from me, you’ll be glad you did.
Thank you all for coming. Afer considering several factors, including the questionnaires you completed last spring, we’ve decided that we’re going to switch to four-day workweeks, beginning next month. We will work 10 hours a day, from 7 a.m.
to 6 p.m., on Monday through Thursday. The oﬃce will be closed on Fridays. Though we’ll still work
40 hours a week, we estimate that this change will reduce our energy use by 15 percent, and will also save each of you, on average, about $20 a month
in gas and transportation costs. Overall, this change will signiﬁcantly cut our company’s greenhouse emissions and reduce our carbon footprints.
To save even more energy, we will be installing compact ﬂuorescent light bulbs − CFLs − in every light socket at the start of next week. During the changeover period, we understand that some ofyou, particularly those with young children, might need special accommodations as you adjust to a four-day week. If you have trouble or concerns, let your manager know. We’ll be happy to help you in any way we can. Though this might be diﬃcult at ﬁrst, we’re conﬁdent that most of you will like the new schedule once you’ve grown accustomed to the change.
I’d like to announce something before we leave
for the day. Two weeks ago, Tim Huang presented our designs for a luxury hotel on the lakeside
at Sun Moon Lake. It’s the biggest construction contract this company has ever tried to acquire. This hotel has a huge budget and will take more than 18 months to build. As you can imagine, the competition was ﬁercer than ever. Well... You know what?...We got the contract! They announced the result early this morning. I want to thank Tim and his team for their excellent work, so let’s celebrate tonight!
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All right, here’s some water and bread to get you started. My name’s Chris, and let me start by telling you about our specials this evening. For seafood, we have fresh Dungeness crab for $12.99, and lobster Newton with stuﬀed prawns for $17.99. Our other specials are T-bone steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, for just $11.99, and prime rib with spinach fettuccini for only $13.99. In addition, our spicy chicken wings and our cheese bread appetizers are both 20 percent oﬀ, and we have a happy-hour drink special until 6 o’clock, with all regular cocktails being 30 percent oﬀ, and two-for-one specials on
all margarita drinks. Please take your time looking over the menu, and I’ll be back to take your order as soon as you’re ready.
Hi friends. Sherry Hawkins here, owner of Hawkins Motors. Do you need a new car but feel like youcan’t aﬀord one? Well, come on down to Hawkins Motors, where you can buy a new or used vehicle for just $30 down. You heard right: Not $3,000,not $300, just $30 down lets you drive oﬀ the lot
in your very own vehicle. We have hundreds of
new and used compacts, sedans, SUVs and pick-
up trucks for you to choose from, and a variety of ﬁnancing options to meet your needs even if your credit’s not too good. Still think you can’t aﬀord a car? Think again friends. Come on down to Hawkins Motors, at the intersection of Highway 5 and State Route 99. We’re open 9−5 weekdays, and 9−9 on Saturdays and Sundays. We’ll see you soon!
We oﬀer three types of family plans. Our Basic Plan has a $1,000 deductible. It includes six doctors’
visits a year with a $25 co-pay, and covers all your diagnostic treatments: X-rays and blood tests,things like that. But it doesn’t cover vision check- ups or prescription drugs. Our Plus Plan has a $1,500 deductible and gives you the same beneﬁts as the Basic, but it also covers prescription drugs andvision. Our Premium Plan has a $2,000 deductible and includes all of the aspects of our Basic and Plus Plans. The diﬀerence with the Premium Plan is that it will give you more coverage for major surgeries and life-threatening emergencies, with up to 80 percent coverage for instances that require surgery
or prolonged hospital stays. If you go to our website, we have a chart comparing the plans in-depth and detailing exactly what each one oﬀers.
We’re happy to see you all at the seminar this afernoon − we have a lot of useful information to cover. But before we start, a few administrative details. There will be one break, half way through the afernoon. You can leave your laptops here if you leave the room − there will always be someone in here − but do keep your money and phones or... ah... other small electronic devices with you. Don’t leave them at the tables. And please note that there’s an error in your printed program: there will be a change − a switch − in the times for the last two presenters as Ms. Ohta has to leave a little early today.
3. Answer Key Test 02
1.A 2.A 3.C 4.B 5.C 6.C
7.A 8.B 9.C 10.A 11.A 12.A
13.A 14.C 15.C 16.A 17.C 18.B
19.B 20.C 21.C 22.A 23.B 24.A
25.A 26.A 27.A 28.B 29.A 30.A
32.C 33.D 34.B 35.C 36.B 37.C
38.C 39.B 40.C 41.C 42.C 43.C
44.C 45.A 46.C 47.B 48.C 49.B
50.B 51.B 52.C 53.B 54.D 55.C
56.D 57.C 58.D 59.B 60.D 61.B
62.C 63.A 64.C 65.B 66.B 67.B
68.C 69.D 70.B
71.B 72.D 73.C 74.B 75.B 76.D
77.B 78.D 79.A 80.B 81.C 82.A
83.D 84.D 85.B 86.B 87.D 88.D
89.B 90.A 91.A 92.C 93.B 94.D
95.A 96.B 97.C 98.D 99.B 100.C