Karla: I just heard that you're taking a leave of absence to go to business school. Is that right?
Joaquin: Yeah, I've been thinking about it for a long time, and have finally taken the plunge. I need an MBA to get ahead in my career.
华金：是的，我已经考虑很长时间了，最终还是采取了行动 。我需要MBA文凭，能在职场上助我一臂之力 。
Karla: That's great, but why don't you go part-time?
Joaquin: I had considered taking classes on nights and weekends while I continue to work, but I've been admitted into an Ivy League school, and I want to take full advantage of the opportunities there.
Karla: Isn't graduate school expensive, especially an Ivy League school?
Joaquin: Yeah, but I think it's worth it, and I've been saving up. I have an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance, but that's not enough if I want to work in the upper echelons of this or any other company.
华金：是的，但我认为是值得的，而且我一直在攒钱 。我有会计与金融专业的本科学位，但如果我想在这家或者其它任何公司的高层工作的话，这还不够 。
Karla: I graduated with a degree marketing and information systems. Maybe I should be thinking about getting an MBA.
卡尔拉：我取得了市场营销和信息系统专业的本科学位 。也许我应该考虑读 MBA 。
Joaquin: I'd recommend it, if you want to go further in your career. I'll lend you all of my test prep materials for the GMAT.
华金：如果你想在职场走得更远的话，我建议你去读 。我会把 GMAT 考前的复习资料全部借给你 。
Karla: The GMAT? I'd forgotten about the GMAT. That may be a deal breaker for me.
卡尔拉：GMAT 考试？我忘了要考 GMAT 。对我来说那可能是致命伤 。
Joaquin: Why? You don't like taking tests?
Karla: I like taking tests as much as I like getting a kick upside the head—maybe even less!