Unit 5 Listening Quiz

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You should complete this quiz while listening to Unit 5 Listening Track on http://ucenglish. Ning. Com. When you answer the questions, please only put spaces between the words when you fill in the blanks (so no ,. ;). Before listening, check the meaning of the vocabulary below. Refer to: http://www. Onelook. Com; http://dictionary. Cambridge. Org/; OR MSN Encarta Dictionary OR Wikipedia
a housemaid
a servant
domestic
stately
incredibly
to inherit
a passage
a chauffeur


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Listen to the entire listening as many times as you need to. Now try to answer the questions that follow about important details in the conversation.1. At what age did Mary start working as a housemaid?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      14

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    B. 14
    Explanation
    Mary started working as a housemaid at the age of 14.

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  • 2. 

    Mary was a servant because there weren’t many jobs for unmarried young women. __________

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In this context, the explanation for the correct answer "True" is that during the time period being referred to, there were limited job opportunities available for unmarried young women. As a result, many young women like Mary had to work as servants in order to earn a living. This was a common occupation for unmarried women during that time.

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  • 3. 

    How much was Mary paid at her first job?

    • A.

      18 pounds a month (1 pound = 2,000 won)

    • B.

      18 pounds a year

    • C.

      80 pounds a month

    • D.

      80 pounds a year

    Correct Answer
    B. 18 pounds a year
    Explanation
    Mary was paid 18 pounds a year at her first job. This means that her salary was fixed at 18 pounds for the entire year, regardless of the number of months worked.

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  • 4. 

    Ten girls had to share one bedroom. ______________

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given answer "False" suggests that it is not true that ten girls had to share one bedroom. This implies that the statement provided in the question is incorrect or false. It could be possible that the number of girls is not ten or they do not have to share one bedroom.

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  • 5. 

    The owner of the house, Lord Denton, was rich because _____________________________.

    • A.

      He was a film star

    • B.

      He was a relative of the King

    • C.

      He owned a lot of land

    • D.

      He inherited a company from his father

    Correct Answer
    C. He owned a lot of land
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "he owned a lot of land." This suggests that Lord Denton's wealth is attributed to his ownership of a significant amount of land. Land ownership can be a valuable asset and a source of income through various means such as renting or selling the land, leasing it for agricultural purposes, or developing it for commercial or residential use.

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  • 6. 

    Mary often had to work from __________________________.

    • A.

      6 am to after dinner

    • B.

      6 am to after midnight

    • C.

      8 am to after dinner

    • D.

      8 am to after midnight

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 am to after midnight
    Explanation
    Mary often had to work from 6 am to after midnight. This means that she had a long workday, starting early in the morning and continuing late into the night. It suggests that Mary had a demanding job or a heavy workload that required her to work long hours.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these things did Mary NOT say she did?

    • A.

      Prepare breakfast

    • B.

      Clean the stairs and passages

    • C.

      Light the fires

    • D.

      Put clean sheets on the beds

    Correct Answer
    A. Prepare breakfast
    Explanation
    Mary did not say that she prepared breakfast. The other three tasks - cleaning the stairs and passages, lighting the fires, and putting clean sheets on the beds - were mentioned, but preparing breakfast was not.

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  • 8. 

    Mary met her husband when she was a servant. _________________

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement implies that Mary did meet her husband when she was a servant.

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  • 9. 

    Mary’s husband owned a Rolls Royce. ________________

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement does not provide any information about Mary's husband owning a Rolls Royce. Therefore, we cannot conclude that the statement is true. Hence, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    Listen to the excerpt from the listening below. Fill in the gaps with the missing word(s). There may be one word missing, or a combination of words.Julie: Did you work before you got married, Mary?Mary: I certainly did. I _______________ as a housemaid when I was X.

    Correct Answer
    started work
    Explanation
    Mary is answering Julie's question about whether she worked before getting married. Mary confirms that she did work and specifically mentions that she "started work" as a housemaid when she was X (presumably referring to a specific age or time in the past). Therefore, "started work" is the correct answer to fill in the gap in the conversation.

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  • 11. 

    Julie: Oh, so you were a servant?Mary: Yes, I remember it was 1928 when I started work in __________________________. There were not many other jobs for young girls before they got married.

    Correct Answer
    domestic service
    Explanation
    Mary is reminiscing about her past and discussing her occupation with Julie. She mentions that she started working in 1928 in a field that was limited for young girls before they got married. The phrase "domestic service" accurately describes the type of work Mary is referring to, which involves working as a servant or maid in someone's home. This explanation fits well with the context of the conversation and the time period mentioned.

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  • 12. 

    Julie: Was it very hard?Mary: Er…well, ________________ the job. I worked in…oh, I can’t remember… X different houses, I think. They were all, ________________, great houses – stately homes – with lots of servants.

    Correct Answer
    it depended on how shall I say
    Explanation
    Mary is responding to Julie's question about whether the job was hard. She starts her response by saying "Er...well," which suggests that she is hesitant or unsure about how to answer. The phrase "it depended on how shall I say" implies that the difficulty of the job varied depending on certain factors. Mary then goes on to explain that she worked in multiple houses, possibly as a servant, and describes them as "great houses - stately homes - with lots of servants." This suggests that the job may have been challenging at times, but overall, it was a positive experience working in such prestigious and well-staffed households.

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  • 13. 

    Julie: Uh huh…how much were you paid?Mary: For my first job, I was paid…um, ____________________________, I THINK it was X pounds a X.

    Correct Answer
    let me see

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