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Script and Answers
1. A: May I have your attention, please? Thank you ing. We’re very glad you could make it. Tonight we are celebrating an agreement between A&A Limited and M&N Technologies, Incorporated to participate in a joint venture. ... and so it is an honor to introduce Mr. Tony Blair, president of A&A Limited.
B: Thank you, Dr. Lawrence. It’s a pleasure to be here. Ladies and Gentlemen, we at A&A are also excited about ...
(Half an hour later)
A: Thanks a lot Mr. Blair for a remarkable speech. Thank you.
B: Thank you, Dr. Lawrence. Thank you for your time.
2. A: Hey, Nancy, is that you? I can’t believe it! Heard any good presentations?
B: Not one. None of them is my cup of tea. I’m bored to death.
A: Is that right? Why not?
B: You know, I’ve been working for over thirty years. There’s nothing new here. These presentations can’t tell me anything new. What’s worse is that tomorrow I’ll have a desk full of papers to work on. Say, you’ve e back from the States, haven’t you?
3. A: Isn’t that the guy my son is crazy about? But I never knew his name.
B: He’s Larry King, the famous talk show host who is a household name. He always presents quite a variety of points of view when you listen to him.
A: But, I’ve really got a thing about some talk show hosts. They sometimes are very rude to those who have opposing ideas.
B: I usually enjoy listening to them. I particularly like it when a caller disagrees with the host. I like to hear how he will defend his ideas.
4. A: Say, Tom, I really enjoyed the piece you had in the paper last week. You’ve really worked your way up since I met you on Bob’s wedding day.
B: Thanks. I’m so flattered. But it’s always nice to have a pat on the back once in a while.
A: You deserve it. I can’t say that for all journalists, however.
B: I’m sorry to admit that many reporters are giving the profession a bad name.
5. A: Judy, I’d like you to meet our new business associate. He will be responsible for the project of “Golden Apple” program.
B: Pleased to meet you, Mr. Wang. I’m happy to say that the project is now well under way. But we still appreciate your cooperation.
C: The pleasure’s mine, Judy. Your work is wonderful.
B: Thank you for saying so. Would you please follow me to the office? The fellow workers are all waiting for us.
2. Listening Activity
1) First Listening
1. Dan Quayle / Republican Vice-President
2. Al Gore / Democratic Senator
3. James Stockdale / Retired Vice-Admiral
2) Second Listening
1. two-minute opening statement
2. the issues to be discussed are presented by the moderator
3. a-minute-and-fifteen-second response to the issues under discussion
4. five-minute discussion period
5. order of response to the issues under discussion is determined by a drawing
6. two-minute closing statement
Script and Answers to Self-study