托福模拟试题听力 - TPO23 - 对话1

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TPO 23:CONVERSATION 1

Student:I'm here 'cause... well, there's something I don't understand. I set an announcement for an event. And this morning I checked the events section of the university's website. And nothing, there is no mention of it.

Director:And when did you summit this request?

Student:Last Wednesday. I followed the instructions very carefully. I am sure it was Wednesday, because know announcements have be submitted three business days ahead of the posting day.

Director:And what's it for?

Student:A reading.

Director:A reading?

Student:Yes. A poetry reading.

Director:Oh, OK. When is it?

Student:In three days. It is an author from France we have been trying to get for a while. And now that he has finally agreed to come, no one will be there.

Director:Wow. This person is really coming all the way from France?

Student:Oh, no. He is teaching promising there will be in New York City this year. We were able to sell him on a nice size crowd , felt confident about that. Because the idea by I know how enthusiastic our group is.

Director:And your group ? do you have a name?

Student:Um ? it is kind of a loose group, you know, just a bunch of students in the French department who are interested in French literature. There's no formal structure or anything. I guess you could call us the French Literature Reading Group.

Director:OK. And it is a recognized group? By the university, I mean.

Student:No

Director:OK.

Student:But the French Department is funding this, on the condition that we do all the legwork.

Director:All right. Hold on a second while I check. Well, it looks like we did receive your announcement last Wednesday. Uh, looks like the editors must have decided not to include your event in this week's listings.

Student:Not included? Why?

Director:Well, we don't post things automatically. We get so many requests that we couldn't possibly post them all. So events that are thought to be too specialized, without the potential for really wide appeal...

Student:Wow, I got to say that does surprise me. What am I going to do now? I mean, he really is quite famous. I really do think there would be a genuine interest beyond my group. It would be a shame if no one shows up because there isn't enough publicity. Is there anyone else I can talk to?

Director:I don't think that would do you much good since we are already working on next week's schedule. But maybe you could ask the French department to post the announcement on its website. And maybe you could approach some other departments as well, you know, relevant ones.

Student:I knew we should have done a poster. But everybody was like, oh, you can just post it online. In any event, thanks for you help. It's something to consider.

 

1. What is the cause of the student's problem?

A.She missed the deadline for submitting her announcement to the university web site

B. She did not include enough information in her announcement.

C. The editors of the university web site did not post her announcement

D. The university web site will not be available to students for several days.



2. What did the student's group have to promise the author in order to get him to visit the university?

A. That he would have a large audience for his reading

B. That his books would be advertised on the university web site

C. That the French Department would pay his travel expenses

D. That he would also be able to speak at another nearby university



3. What does the man imply about the editors of the university' web site?

A. They are sometimes careless in their handling of students.

B. They sometimes revise students’ announcements before posting them.

C. They routinely try to predict student interest in upcoming events.

D. They usually attend the events advertised on the web site. 



4. What does the man suggest the student do?

A. Postpone the event until next week

B. Advertise the event on a more specialized web site

C. Explain her situation to the editors of the university web site

D. Create a poster to advertise the event

 

5. Why does the student say this [But the French Department is funding this?

A. To suggest that the man contact the French Department

B. To express her frustration with the French Department's requirements for funding

C. To assure the man that the event has the support of the French Department

D. To explain why she is asking the man for additional funding