martes, 5 de julio de 2016

4. Listening: World of Computers



You can get the audio here

Man: Okay, Mr. Taylor, let's go ahead and begin. First of all, tell me about your last job.
Mr. Taylor: Well, as stated on my resume, I worked for five years at Hi Tech Computers.
Man: Okay. Hi Tech. And what do you know about computer networks and operating systems including DOS, Windows, Macintosh OS, and UNIX?
Mr. Taylor: Umm . . . well . . . I did come in contact with computers every night at my last job.
Man: Hum! . . . And how about web site authoring skills? [Oh]. We are looking for someone to create and manage our company's web site which would include the development, configuration, and use of CGI scripts.
Mr. Taylor: Umm . . . uh, web page, web page. Huh . . . I don't think I've read that book, and I'm afraid I've never used those CGI things.
Man: Huh?! And what about experience with Java or JavaScript? 


Mr. Taylor: Well . . . I think I've tried Java at a foreign coffee shop one time, if that's what you mean.
Man: Okay, Mr. Taylor, I think I have ALL the information I need!
Mr. Taylor: Oh, and I really like computer games. I play them every day.
Man: Right, right. Thanks Mr. Taylor. We'll be in touch.




Answer these questions:
1. What is the main topic of this conversation?
A. computer sales negotiations
B. a preliminary interview
C. an Internet seminar meeting
2. From the discussion, what did Mr. Taylor probably do for his previous company?
A. He managed the sales department.
B. He gave seminars on the Internet.
C. He worked as a custodian.
3. Mr. Taylor thinks that Java is:
A. a Web page authoring program.
B. a kind of beverage.
C. a computer game software.
4. What does the man mean when he says, "We'll be in touch" at the end of the conversation?
A. He will call Mr. Taylor in the next few days.
B. He talk over their discussion with others.
C. He will not contact him for further consideration.
5. Choose the best word(s) to describe Mr. Taylor:
A. on the ball
B. high achiever
C. Uninformed

Writing:

What do you do with computers?




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