A: OK. Now let’s get started. What’s your name? Where are you from?
B: My name is Li Ming, and I’m from Shanghai.
A: Thank you. And you? Where are you from?
C: I’m Zheng Fang. I’m from Hangzhou.
A: Thanks. Do you work or study here, Miss Zheng?
C: I work as a sales clerk in a foreign company.
A: What about you, Mr. Li?
B: I’m a student. I study Biology.
A: Do you like your major, Mr. Li?
B: Yes, I’m very fond of Biology.
B: I find biology very interesting and very useful. It helps me understand life forms and nature better.
A: How about you, Miss Zheng?
C: I like my job very much. The Sales Department is very important in the company. I can learn a lot from my work, and my boss treats me very well.
A: Thank you. Now I’m going to ask you both some questions about office hours. How many hours do you study each day, Mr. Li?
B: I study about 10 hours every day.
A: What about you, Miss Zheng? How many hours do you work every day?
C: Eight hours.
A: Do you think working overtime is a good thing for a company, Miss Zheng? C: No, I don’t think so.
A: Why not?
C: Working overtime will cause complaints from employees and ruin their health in the long run. If the workers develop the habit of working overtime, their efficiency tends to be lower. And that means the company should pay more to them.
A: What do you think of it, Mr. Li?
B: I don’t think overtime work is a good thing. That makes the job very stressful and tiring. Of course, it’s understandable to work overtime occasionally when it’s really busy and necessary.
A: Mr. Li, do you think people in the future will work longer hours or shorter hours? B: I think people will work shorter hours in the future.
B: With the help of computers, work efficiency will be much higher than before. Within the shorter hours, they can do the same even more work than what they can do now.
A: Do you think people will feel free to choose the work hours in the future, Miss Zheng? C: Yes, I suppose so.
C: Computers have made it possible for people to work at home. So they may choose to
A: OK. That’s all for the first part of the exam. Now let’s move to the second...