People nowadays seem to have the sense that their time has become more limited. Compared with early generations we spend more and more time working and have less and less free time to engage in leisure pursues. But this premise turns out to be an illusion. the most comprehensive data from major Time Use Service suggests, if anything, Americans today have more free time than the early generations. The number of hours we work has not changed much, but we spend less time now on home tasks. So we have a great amount of time for leisure than in decades past. so why do we feel like time so scare. One problem is that time becomes more valuable and time becomes more worth money. we feel like we have less of it. workers who bill or get paid by the hour, think employer and fast-food workers, report focusing more on pursuing more money than those who get paid by salary and the fact has been fast. In one experiment, people were told to play the role of consultant and bill their time by either nine dollars an hour or ninety dollars an hour. When people billed their time by ninety dollars an hour they report feeling far more priced for time. Thinking about our time as money, changes are our behavior as well. in one study, people who were instructed to think about money before entering a cafe spent less times chatting with the other patrons and more time working. Those who are thinking their time did reverse spending time socializing instead of working。
Question 23 to 25
23. what does the speaker say now people feel about time?
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24. what do the data from time use service show?
25. what happen when we think our time about our as money?
Directions: In this section, you will hear 8 shortconversations and 2 long conversations. At the end of each conversation, one ormore questions will be asked about what was said. Both the conversation and thequestions will be spoken only once. After each question there will be a pause.During the pause, you must read the four choices marked A)， B)， C) and D)， anddecide which is the best answer. Then mark the corresponding letter on Answer Sheet 1 with a single linethrough the centre。
M: Look atthese low prices at these fashionable TV sets. Something is fishy, don’t you think so?
W: Well, there have been a lot of robberiesrecently. Some of the stolen goods may have landed here。
Q: Whatdoes the woman imply about the low price television sets?
M: I’ve beenassigned to cover the governess speech today. What about you?
W: Nothing is grand as yours. I have to do an interview for the evening newsabout a man
with dozens of cats。
Q: What do we learn about the speakers?
3. W: Didn’t I see you going into the administrationbuilding this afternoon?
M: I needed to switch my computer class to the950 section。
Q: What do we learn from the conversation?
4. W: I guess you watch the quiz showon television last night. What did you think about it?
M: Well, it’s great. The first four contestants won onlysmall prizes, but the fifth left with a
new luxury car。
Q: What does the man say about the quiz show?
5. W: I can’t find the arrival time of the New York toBoston Express on this schedule。
M: Look for New York in the left-hand column andfollow it across until you find the hour
listed in the Boston column。
Q: What are the speakers most probably doing?
6. W: You look different today, but Ican’t quiteput my finger on what it is。
M: Oh, yesterday I finally got around to thatnew barbershop in the mall and enjoyed their
Q: What can be inferred about the man?
7. W: What do you think Picasso’s painting exhibited in the city museum?
M: Personally I can’t quite see the meaning in his modern works.Most of them remind me of
the stuff my nephew brings home from thekindergarten。
Q: What does the man mean?
8. W: Rod said he wanted to get involvedin student government this year。
M: But he hasn’t gone through a single meeting, has he?
Q: What does the man imply about Rod?
M：Good morning! Madam.Can I help you?
W: Oh, I do hope so. I have to get to Manchestertoday and my own car has broken down. Do
you by any chance have a car available?
M：For how many days? Madam。
W: Three, just until the weekend。
M: And what sort of car did you have in mind?
W: Well. That depends a little bit on the price.But I normally drive a Chevrolet. Do you have