Now you hear the two long conversations
W: Hello, Cartson College, may I help you?
M: Yes. I’m looking for information on courses in computer programming. I would need it for the fall 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 is not on Thursdays.
W: Well, there’s a class that meets on Monday evenings at 7.
M: Just once a week?
W: Yes. But that’s almost 3 hours from 7 to 9:45.
M: Oh! Well, that’s all right, I could manage that. How many weeks does the course last?
W: Mm, let me see. 12 weeks. You start the first weekends September and finish…Oh.. just before Christmas, December 21st.
M: And how much is the course?
W: That’s 300 dollars including the necessary computer time.
M: Ah-hum. Okay, Eh, where do I go to register?
W: Registration is on the second and third of September between 6 and 9 in Frost Hall.
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 check book.
M: Well, thank you so much.
W: You’re very welcome. Bye!
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Q19: Why does the man choose to take an evening course?
Q20: What does the man have to do before taking the course of computer programming?
Q21: What do we learn about the schedule of evening course?
Q22: What does the man want to know at the end of the conversation?
W: So, why exactly does your job have 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 had a bad day. I always cook a meal rather than have a take-away. To do something my brain will regard as creative.
W: Do you think what you do to relax is an effective way to beat stress?
M: I don’t think there is a specific rule about how to beat stress. I generally find out 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 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.
Q23. What is the man’s job?
Q24. Why does the man prefer to cook a meal rather than have a take-away?
Q25. What does the man say about an element of stress in his job?