Friends, recreation and pastimes

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Item 1

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How is Xiaoming going to contact his friend Datong?

Xiaoming is going to contact his friend Datong by telephone.

Boy: 喂,请问,小明在家吗?

Girl: 不在,你是哪位?

Boy: 我是他的朋友大同。请问,他什么时候回来?

Girl: 我不大清楚。

Boy: 等他回来,请他回个电话给我,行吗?

Girl: 行,你的电话号码是多少?

Boy: 八六五零三四七七。麻烦您了。

Girl: 不客气,再见。

Boy:  再见。

Item 2

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What arrangement does Lin Fang make?

Lin Fang arranges to meet Lanlan at 12.30pm in Chinatown on Friday to go swimming together.

林方: 喂,兰兰,是我,林方。

兰兰: 哦,林方,你好!

林方: 你星期五下午有空吗?

兰兰: 有,什么事?

林方: 我们一起去游泳,好吗?

兰兰: 好,几点?

林方: 中午十二点半,行吗?

兰兰: 行,我在哪里等你?

林方: 在中国城,好吗?

兰兰: 好,再见。

林方: 星期五见。

Item 3

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What is the boy going to do on the weekend?

The boy is going shopping on the weekend to buy a Chinese dictionary and a few exercise books for school.

Boy: 小美,周末你打算做什么?

Girl: 还没决定,你呢?

Boy: 我要和妹妹去商场买东西。

Girl: 你们要买什么?

Boy: 我想买一本汉语词典和几本练习本。妹妹要买一件大衣。

Girl: 她喜欢什么颜色的?

Boy: 紫色。我不喜欢紫色,我最喜欢蓝色。你呢?

Girl: 我喜欢黑色和白色的。你们什么时候去?

Boy:星期六下午。

Girl: 我跟你们一起去,好不好?

Boy: 好吧!

Item 4

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Why did the speaker go to bed so late last night?

The speaker went to bed so late last night because he was watching a movie on TV that did not finish until 11.45pm.

昨天晚上,我的朋友在我家和我一起看电视,很晚才睡觉。因为今天是星期六,所以我们昨天回家后没有做作业。昨天晚上七点有动画片,八点有喜剧,九点有电影,非常好看。我们看电视看到十一点三刻。

Item 5

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a. Why does Dashan call Xiaomei?
b. What do we know about Xiaomei from the conversation?

a. Dashan called Xiaomei because primary school friends want to catch up with Xiaomei next Monday since there will be no school on that day.

b. Xiaomei is stressed about HSC. She has spent all her time preparing for HSC and has not had time to relax and to meet up with her friends.

Dashan: 喂,请问小梅在家吗?

Xiaomei: 喂,我是小梅,你是大山吗?找我有什么事?

Dashan: 下个星期一不用上学,小学的同学们想找你出来玩玩。

Xiaomei: 快考大学了,哪有时间出去玩。

Dashan: 小梅,你知道吗?小学的同学们都想见见你。小学的时候我们都是好朋友。前几年我们还常常一起出去玩,但是从今年开始你就不参加我们的活动了,说要复习功课。同学们知道你很紧张学习,怕你压力大,所以才要你出来轻松一下。这都是为你好。

Xiaomei: 我明白,谢谢。我真的很长时间没有出去玩了。你们打算做什么?

Dashan: 我们打算早上打网球,中午去中国城吃午饭,下午看电影。你来吗?

Xiaomei: 好吧,哪里见面?

Dashan: 早上九点我到你家找你。

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