Directions : You will hear a talk given by single speaker. You will see three questions on each talk, each with four possible answers. Choose the best answers to each question.

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Question 1 of 15

The National Airport Workers Union threatened a strike today following the announcement by Blue sky Airlines that there will be salary freeze for all airport workers effective immediately. This is because of the financial difficulties and the decrease in the number of passengers the airline has been suffering over the past few months. Airport workers had been expecting a salary increase next month. Blue Sky claims that they are acting within the terms of their contract with the airport workers. Union leaders disagree and plan to strike next week. Blue Sky officials and representatives from the mayor's office and the National Transportation Board will meet with union leaders at the Royal Hotel tomorrow afternoon to discuss ways to avert the strike.



Why will airport workers go on strike?

 

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Question 2 of 15

The National Airport Workers Union threatened a strike today following the announcement by Blue sky Airlines that there will be salary freeze for all airport workers effective immediately. This is because of the financial difficulties and the decrease in the number of passengers the airline has been suffering over the past few months. Airport workers had been expecting a salary increase next month. Blue Sky claims that they are acting within the terms of their contract with the airport workers. Union leaders disagree and plan to strike next week. Blue Sky officials and representatives from the mayor's office and the National Transportation Board will meet with union leaders at the Royal Hotel tomorrow afternoon to discuss ways to avert the strike.



When will the strike begin?

Question 2 of 15

Question 3 of 15

The National Airport Workers Union threatened a strike today following the announcement by Blue sky Airlines that there will be salary freeze for all airport workers effective immediately. This is because of the financial difficulties and the decrease in the number of passengers the airline has been suffering over the past few months. Airport workers had been expecting a salary increase next month. Blue Sky claims that they are acting within the terms of their contract with the airport workers. Union leaders disagree and plan to strike next week. Blue Sky officials and representatives from the mayor's office and the National Transportation Board will meet with union leaders at the Royal Hotel tomorrow afternoon to discuss ways to avert the strike.



Where will leaders and airline officials meet?

Question 3 of 15

Question 4 of 15

Welcome aboard train number 16 to New York City. We should be arriving at our destination in just under three hours. Please remember, smoking is prohibited on all parts of the train. The fourth car from the rear is the designated quiet car. Cell phone use is not permitted in that car and laptops may be used only with the sound turned off. The food service car will open in 15 minutes. Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks will be available or sale. Enjoy your trip!



How long is the trip to New York?

Question 4 of 15

Question 5 of 15

Welcome aboard train number 16 to New York City. We should be arriving at our destination in just under three hours. Please remember, smoking is prohibited on all parts of the train. The fourth car from the rear is the designated quiet car. Cell phone use is not permitted in that car and laptops may be used only with the sound turned off. The food service car will open in 15 minutes. Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks will be available or sale. Enjoy your trip!



What is not allowed anywhere on the train?

Question 5 of 15

Question 6 of 15

Welcome aboard train number 16 to New York City. We should be arriving at our destination in just under three hours. Please remember, smoking is prohibited on all parts of the train. The fourth car from the rear is the designated quiet car. Cell phone use is not permitted in that car and laptops may be used only with the sound turned off. The food service car will open in 15 minutes. Hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, and snacks will be available or sale. Enjoy your trip!



What will happen in 15 minutes?

Question 6 of 15

Question 7 of 15

Thank you for calling the Deluxe Downtown Theater. Tickets are now available for our new musical show, Cats and Dogs! opening next week. Show times are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 P.M. for the matinee tickets are $24 each, and evening tickets are $30. Children under age 12 can see the show for half the price of a regular adult ticket. To reserve your tickets, wait for the beep, then leave a message. Be sure to speak slowly and clearly. Or, send your request by mail to the Deluxe Downtown Theater, 56 State Street, Springfield.



At which one of the following times will the musical be performed?

Question 7 of 15

Question 8 of 15

Thank you for calling the Deluxe Downtown Theater. Tickets are now available for our new musical show, Cats and Dogs! opening next week. Show times are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 P.M. for the matinee tickets are $24 each, and evening tickets are $30. Children under age 12 can see the show for half the price of a regular adult ticket. To reserve your tickets, wait for the beep, then leave a message. Be sure to speak slowly and clearly. Or, send your request by mail to the Deluxe Downtown Theater, 56 State Street, Springfield.



What is the cost of a child's ticket to the 8:00 P.M. Friday Show?

Question 8 of 15

Question 9 of 15

Thank you for calling the Deluxe Downtown Theater. Tickets are now available for our new musical show, Cats and Dogs! opening next week. Show times are Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 P.M. for the matinee tickets are $24 each, and evening tickets are $30. Children under age 12 can see the show for half the price of a regular adult ticket. To reserve your tickets, wait for the beep, then leave a message. Be sure to speak slowly and clearly. Or, send your request by mail to the Deluxe Downtown Theater, 56 State Street, Springfield.



How can tickets be reserved?

Question 9 of 15

Question 10 of 15

Gardeners will be happy over the next few days as heavy rains arrive in our area, putting an end to the long dry spell. The sun and humidity we are enjoying this morning will give way to increasingly cloudy skies this afternoon. Expect heavy rains overnight with partial clearing toward morning. Today's highs will reach 80 around noon, then fall steadily throughout the afternoon. Expect low of around 50 overnight. Rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the week, so put aside those beach plans, folks, and stay home with a good book. This is not the week to be outdoors.



What is the weather like now?

Question 10 of 15

Question 11 of 15

Gardeners will be happy over the next few days as heavy rains arrive in our area, putting an end to the long dry spell. The sun and humidity we are enjoying this morning will give way to increasingly cloudy skies this afternoon. Expect heavy rains overnight with partial clearing toward morning. Today's highs will reach 80 around noon, then fall steadily throughout the afternoon. Expect low of around 50 overnight. Rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the week, so put aside those beach plans, folks, and stay home with a good book. This is not the week to be outdoors.



What will the low temperature tonight?

Question 11 of 15

Question 12 of 15

Gardeners will be happy over the next few days as heavy rains arrive in our area, putting an end to the long dry spell. The sun and humidity we are enjoying this morning will give way to increasingly cloudy skies this afternoon. Expect heavy rains overnight with partial clearing toward morning. Today's highs will reach 80 around noon, then fall steadily throughout the afternoon. Expect low of around 50 overnight. Rain is expected to continue on and off throughout the week, so put aside those beach plans, folks, and stay home with a good book. This is not the week to be outdoors.



What does the announcer recommend doing this week?

Question 12 of 15

Question 13 of 15

Welcome to the Adventure Vacations lecture series. Our guest speaker this evening is Jonas Jones, who will talk to us about the exciting adventures of mountain climbing. Mr. Jones was featured in a recent documentary film about climbing Mount Everest, a climb he has attempted several times. Tonight he will share with us the basics of extreme mountain climbing and talk about  how to prepare and what equipment to buy. He has available for sale copies of his book How to climb Mountains, for a special price of $32. As a reminder, next month's program has been canceled because of unforeseen circumstances. The following month we will enjoy a talk on scuba diving.



Who is the guest speaker?

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Question 14 of 15

Welcome to the Adventure Vacations lecture series. Our guest speaker this evening is Jonas Jones, who will talk to us about the exciting adventures of mountain climbing. Mr. Jones was featured in a recent documentary film about climbing Mount Everest, a climb he has attempted several times. Tonight he will share with us the basics of extreme mountain climbing and talk about  how to prepare and what equipment to buy. He has available for sale copies of his book How to climb Mountains, for a special price of $32. As a reminder, next month's program has been canceled because of unforeseen circumstances. The following month we will enjoy a talk on scuba diving.



How much does the book cost?

Question 14 of 15

Question 15 of 15

Welcome to the Adventure Vacations lecture series. Our guest speaker this evening is Jonas Jones, who will talk to us about the exciting adventures of mountain climbing. Mr. Jones was featured in a recent documentary film about climbing Mount Everest, a climb he has attempted several times. Tonight he will share with us the basics of extreme mountain climbing and talk about  how to prepare and what equipment to buy. He has available for sale copies of his book How to climb Mountains, for a special price of $32. As a reminder, next month's program has been canceled because of unforeseen circumstances. The following month we will enjoy a talk on scuba diving.

 

What will happen next month?

Question 15 of 15