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Immigration and Customs

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1. What is the purpose of the woman's visit?

A. business
B. pleasure
C. business and pleasure

Correct Answer (C). The woman says that the purpose of her visit is to attend a teaching convention for the first part of her trip, and then she plans touring the capital for a few days.

2. Where will the woman stay during her trip?

A. at a friend's home
B. at a hotel
C. at a university dormitory

Correct Answer (B). The woman tells the customs officer she will staying at a hotel for the entire week, in other words, for around seven days.

3. About how long will the woman be in the country?

A. one or two days
B. three or four days
C. more than four days

Correct Answer (C). We do not know exactly how many days she will be in the country, but she says she will be there for the entire, or full, week. We could then infer that this means at least five days. She also says she will be attending a conference and then "touring the capital for a few days." A "few days" would indicate a small number (3 or more) verses the word "couple" which would mean two or perhaps three.

4. What things are in the woman's luggage?

A. clothing, computer, and books
B. CD player, clothing, and books
C. books, gifts and computer

Correct Answer (B). The woman says that she is carrying her "personal belongings . . . clothes, a few books, and a CD player."

5. What other piece of information do we learn about the woman?

A. Her parents are on the same trip.
B. She enjoys traveling to different countries.
C. She was born in that country.

Correct Answer (C). We learn from the conversation that she was born in the country when her parents worked there years ago.


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