Stress between Work and Study
Hi,Stuart.how's school going?
Oh, hi, Lisa. School is really , really tough right now, exams are coming into two
Geez. Stuart, you sound stressed. Exams, yes, I used to dread this time of year. I used
to cram the night befor and hope I was studing the right stuff.
That's the hard part of studing last minutes;you run out of time, have to pick and
choose areas of focus and guess what will be on the exams. It's always a bit of a
gamble. To add more stess I have a part-time job on top of studing!
Can't you take some time off from your job, Stuart?
No, I need the money to help pay my board. I thougt I was doing pretty well all term
balancing school and work, but now I'm finding it's next to impossible finding the time
to both study and work. After coming home from my job I have to hit the books for a
few hours every night, whether I have the energy or not. Sometimes I just want to go
to sleep...I'm so tired1
Well if it's any consolation, Stuart, you know it's not going to last forever. It's like you
just have to find that extra energy to get through it all. Before you know it, you've
graduated! Twenty years from now you will look back on this time and remember all
the fun you had.
No doubt, thanks, Lisa. I know you're right. I'll probaly even look back on my menial
job with fondness too.
1. What is the man’s main problem?
A He has a sleeping disorder.
B He needs money but his part-time job does not pay enough.
C He finds it hard to balance between work and study.
D He wants to take time off from the work but the manager does not allow him to
2. What does the woman mainly suggest the man do at the end of the conversation?
A He should take some rest from sleepless nights.
B He should quit his part-time job for a while to study for the examination.
C He should wait for 20years to learn how to enjoy working.
D He should bite the bullet and study hard and work.