对话中对话者对他们谈论的人或事持什么观点或态度往往含而不露，考生只能根据对话内容的关键词、上下文甚至语气、语调的内涵意义并利用逻辑思维能力来进行判断，才能对传递的信息进行比较深层次的理解。具体表达观点、态度时，可能出现的模式有：间接表达式，不明说赞成或反对；反问否定式，常委婉地表示质疑和反对；委婉谢绝式，先表示肯定、赞成、谢意等，随后说出真实看法；看似否定实为肯定式，如 why not, I can’t agree any more 等。
How does the man/woman feel about...?
What does the man/woman think of...?
What does the man/woman say about...?
What does the man/woman mean?
Where does the conversation probably take place?
Where is the woman going?
Where are the two speakers?
在这类考题中，选项大部分是表示地点场所的名词，同时需注意这些名词前的介词，如in a bank, in a dining-room, at the airport, at home, on the desk, on the floor等，这些介词对判断场所非常有帮助。另外，考生应集中注意力去捕捉那些“关键词”，抓住了“关键词”，做题就容易多了。以下是一些常考的地点及相关词，也就是刚才提及的“关键词”，需重点记忆：
学校(school）：required course, elective course, quiz, professor, thesis, make-up, credits, master, dormitory, department, lecture, essay, bookshelf, application form, entrance.
旅馆(hotel)：reception, book, reservation, tip, check in, single room, double room.
饭店(restaurant)、酒吧(bar)：menu, bill, drink, dessert, soup, steak, beer, appetizer, barbecue, cheese, cream, roast, beer, drink, wine, cafeteria, dining, saloon, pub, snack, bar, recipe.
商店(department store)：supermarket, dress, color, style, fashion, price, bargain, reasonable.
医疗(medical treatment)：doctor, nurse, patient, surgery, operation, medicine, dose, pill, temperature, headache, sore throat, bad cold, fever, cough, stomachache, heart disease, cancer.
火车(railway)、汽车(motor)、飞机(airplane)等交通设施：platform, traffic jam, airport, arrival time, departure, ticket agent, take off, board, land, flight, airlines, freight, passport, visa.
1. What does the woman mean?
[A] She knows the guy who will give the lecture.
[B] She thinks the lecture might be informative.
[C] She wants to add something to her lecture.
[D] She’ll finish her report this weekend.
2. Who are the two speakers?
[A] Teacher and student.
[B] Husband and wife.
[C] Clerk and customer.
[D] Doctor and patient.
3. Where are the man and woman?
[A] They are in a temple.
[B] They are in a museum.
[C] They are on a mountain.
[D] They are on a tower.
4. What did the man mean?
[A] He never does assignments early.
[B] He has finished it.
[C] He’ll finish it in a few minutes.
[D] He’ll finish it in a few hours.
5. Why is the man calling the campus newspaper office?
[A] Because he wants to buy a walkman.
[B] Because he wants to contribute an article to the newspaper.
[C] Because he wants to advertise a sale.
[D] Because he wants to buy a newspaper.
M：Do you want to go to the lecture this weekend? I heard the guy who’s going to deliver the lecture spent a year living in the rain foresr.
W：Great! I’m doing a report on the rain forest. Maybe I can get some new information
to add to it.
M：I’d like to buy a new coat for my wife.
W：The women’s suits are up on the 2nd floor.
M：Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me show you around this shrine first. Watch your steps, please. These stone stairs are wet and slippery.
W：Can I take pictures here?
W：Bill, where are you going?
M：I’m going to the tennis court.
W：Have you finished the composition our teacher assigned us yesterday?
M：Not yet. I always seem to put things off until the last minute.
W：Good morning, Campus Evening News. Can I help you?
M：Yes, I’d like to place an ad. I want my ad to say, “Walkman for sale. Panasonic 1989. Call 87310653 after 7:30 p.m.”
答案：1.B 2.C 3.A 4.A 5.C