Man: Excuse me, do you have change for a ten-dollar note? I need to pay the parking meter.
Woman: I’m sorry. But I think you can get it through the money changer, in the shopping center across the street.
Question: What is the man trying to do?
Man: Can you recommend something that a school boy of seven or eight will really like?
Woman: I suggest this toy train, sir. It’s an excellent brand, very popular, all over the world these days.
Question: What is the man doing?
Woman: Do you let people know when you are taking pictures of them?
Man: I try not to. You know, any picture of a person who poses for the camera would look dull and unnatural.
Question: What are the speakers talking about?
Woman: I need to talk to someone who knows Baltimore well. I’m told you lived there.
Man: Oh, but I was really young at the time.
Question: What does the man mean?
Woman: Aren’t you disappointed that you didn’t get the promotion?
Man: Maybe a little. But I know I need more experience before I’m ready for that kind of responsibility.
Question: What do we learn about the man from this conversation?
Woman: I’ve been working out the gym since January. I was a bit out of shape.
Man: You look terrific! It seems that your effort has paid off.
Question: What does the man imply about the woman?
Woman: Prof. Clark suggested that I get a tutor for advanced physics.
Man: Well, that might help. Advanced physics is a pretty difficult course.
Question: What does the man mean?
Woman: Bill, have you heard the latest news? It appears we two won’t be laid off after all.
Man: Oh, I’m somewhat tired of working here. I’ve been wondering whether I should resign. Anyway, the news seems to be good for you.
Question: How does the man feel about the news?
Woman: Hello, Parkson college. May I help you?
Man: Yes. I’m looking for information on courses in computer programming. I would need it for the fourth semester.
W: Do you want a day or evening course?
M: Well, it would have to be an evening course since I work during the day.
W: Aha. Have you taken any courses in data processing?
W: Oh. Well, data processing is a course you have to take before you can take computer programming.
M: Oh, I see. Well, when is it given? I hope it’s not on Thursdays.
W: Well, there’s a class that meets on Monday evenings at seven.
M: Just once a week?
W: Yes. But that’s all most three hours from seven to nine forty-five.
M: Oh. Well, that’s alright. I could manage that. How many weeks does the course last?
W: Mmmm, let me see. Twelve weeks. You start the first week in September, and finish, oh, Just before Christmas. December 21st.
M: And how much is the course?
W: That’s three hundred dollars including the necessary computer time.
M: Aha. Okay. Ah, where do I go to register?
W: Registration is on the second and third of September, between 6 and 9 in Frostall.
M: Is that the round building behind the parking lot?
W: Yes. That’s the one.
M: Oh, I know how to get there. Is there anything that I should bring with me?
W: No, just your checkbook.
M: Well, thank you very much.
W: You are very welcome. Bye!
19. Why does the man choose to take an evening course?
20. What does the man have to do before taking the course of computer programming?
21. What do we learn about the schedule of the evening course?
22. What does the man want to know at the end of the conversation?
W: So, why exactly does your job have a reputation for being stressful?
M: Stress is generally driven by the feeling of being out of control of a situation, and the feeling of a situation controlling you. Trading in financial markets combines both.
W: How do you relax in the evening?
M: I very rarely do anything work related. So it’s easy to escape the markets. I generally go to the gym or go for a run, especially If I’ve had a bad day. I always cook a meal rather than have a takeaway. To do something my brain would regard as creative.
W: Do you think what you do for relax is an effective way to beat stress?
M: I don’t think there’s a specific rule about how to beat stress. I generally find that what I do is effective for me.
W: Would you consider changing your job because of the high stress factor?
M: I have considered leaving my job due to stress related factors. However, I do think that an element of stress is a good thing, and if used the right way, can actually be a positive thing.
W: What do you enjoy about the stressful aspects of your job?
M: Having said all that, I do actually enjoy an element of uncertainty. I enjoy a mental challenge. Trading generates a wide range of emotions second by second. How you deal with and manage those emotions dictates short, medium and long term trading performance and success.
23. What is the man’s job?
24. Why does the man prefer to cook a meal rather than have a takeaway?
25. What does the man say about an element of stress in his job?