W: Good morning, Mr. Johnson. I'm Diana Huston.
M: Good morning. What can I do for you?
W: I'm a college student. I'm taking a business course which needs three weeks' work experience.
My lecturer, Mr. Armstrong, suggested I contact you as you've allowed students before to practice in your company.
I've brought a letter of reference from Mr. Armstrong for you.
M: Thanks. Yes, our company has a good relationship with the university.
We've had many students here over the past years.
We usually take students who are in the second half of their courses. What about you?
W: I'm almost at the halfway mark.
I've got some exams in two weeks.
Then I'll be ready to start before the beginning of the second semester.
But I thought I'd get this organized before the exams start.
M: That's a very responsible way of thinking.
It's a good idea to get in early.
I'm sure there will be many students soon.
W: I could start in three weeks if you like.
M: Do you understand what's involved in the practice?
W: I think so. Mr. Armstrong explained the procedures to us.
I have to work regular hours, and write a comprehensive report on what I've learnt as an assignment for Mr. Armstrong and the personnel department of the company as well.
And you will send a report about my work to Mr. Armstrong and that will also be part of my assessment.
M: That's right. But I'll have to discuss this application with the personnel department.
And I will let you know as soon as possible if you've been accepted.
W: Yes, please. If I'm not accepted, I'll have to apply somewhere else.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Question 12.What's the woman's main purpose of the visit?
Question 13.Which kind of students will the company usually accept?
Question 14.What would the man do for the woman's practice if she were accepted?
Question 15.When will the woman's practice begin?