W: Hi, Tom. Are you going out? It’s raining outside.
M: I know. But I am a bit behind in my training. And I need to catch up.
W: What is it for?
M: Oh, it’s for the school marathon this coming Saturday.
W: That’s interesting. Can you tell me more about the race?
M: It is a ten-kilometer race. And more than 500 students and teachers will participate in the race. Besides, there will be student volunteers working in the area, guiding runners, managing water supply, etc.
1. 考生问：What is the purpose of this race?
电脑答：It was planned to raise money for the students from poor families in our school. For me, running the race is a chance to prove that I am a person with a strong will. You know, I like running. But I usually can’t do long-distance running. It’s a big challenge, so I have to do a lot of training.
2. 考生问：How long have you been preparing for the race?
电脑答：I have been practising running for six months. I can run five kilometers more easily now than six months ago. However, when I want to run another five kilometers, it is not that easy. So I am sort of nervous. You know, I failed to reach the finish line in the race last year.
3. 考生问：What benefits can you get from long-distance running?
电脑答：Well, long-distance running keeps me healthy and makes me feel energetic. It also helps me make friends. I am a member of a running club where we share our training and running experience.
1. 电脑问：When will the school marathon be held?
考生答：This coming Saturday.
2. 电脑问：How many students and teachers will participate in the race?
3.电脑问：What does Tom want to prove by running the race?
考生答：He wants to prove that he is a person with a strong will.
4. 电脑问：What happened to Tom in the race last year?
考生答：He failed to reach the finish line.
5. 电脑问：What do the running club members share?
考生答：They share their training and running experience.