28, What does the speaker try to explain?答案：26. A. The art of Japanese brush painting27. A. To enhance concentration28. C. How listeners in different cultures show respectPassage TwoChris is in charge of purchasing and *intaining equipment in his Division at Taxlong Company. He is soon going to have an evaluation interview with his supervisor and the personnel director to discuss the work he has done in the past year. Salary, promotion and plans for the coming year will also be discussed at the meeting. Chris has *de several changes for his Division in the past year. First, he bought new equipment for one of the departments. He has been particularly happy about the new equipment because *ny of the employees have told him how much it has helped them. Along with improving the equipment, Chris began a program to train employees to use equipment better and do * *intenance themselves. The training saved time for the employees and money for the company. Unfortunately, one serious problem developed during the year. Two employees the Chris hired were stealing, and he had to fire them. Chris knows that a new job for a purchasing and *intenance *nager for the whole company will be open in a few months, and he would like to be promoted to the job. Chris knows, however, that someone else wants that new job, too. Kim is in charge of purchasing and *intenance in another Division of the company. She has also *de several changes over the year. Chris knows that his boss likes Kim’s work, and he expects that his work will be compared with hers.Questions 29 to 32 are based on the passage you have just heard.29. What is Chris’s *in responsibility at Taxlong Company?30. What problem did Chris encounter in his Division?31. What does Chris hope for in the near future?32. What do we learn about Kim from the passage? 答案：29. A. Buying and *intaining equipment.30. A. Two of his employees committed theft.31. D. Advancement to a higher promotion32. D. She is competing with Chris for that new job.Passage ThreeProverbs, sometimes called sayings, are examples of folk wisdom. They are little lessons which older people of a culture pass down to the younger people to teach them about life. Many proverbs remind people of the values that are important in the culture. Values teach people how to act, what is right, and what is wrong. Because the values of each culture are different, understanding the values of another culture helps explain how people think and act. Understanding your own culture values is important too. If you can accept that people from other cultures act according to their values, not yours, getting along with them will be much easier. Many proverbs are very old. So some of the values they teach *y not be as important in the culture as they once were. For example, Americans today do not pay much attention to the proverb “Haste *kes waste”, because patience is not important to them. But if you know about past values, it helps you to understand the present and *ny of the older values are still strong today. Benjamin Franklin, a famous American diplo*t, writer and scientist, *d in 1790, but his proverb “Time is money” is taken more seriously by Americans of today than ever before. A study of proverbs from around the world shows that some values are shared by *ny cultures. In *ny cases though, the same idea is expressed differently.Questions 33- 35 are based on the passage you have just heard.33. Why are proverbs so important?34. According to the speaker what happens to some proverbs with the passage of time?35 What do we learn from the study of proverbs from around the world?