W: I wonder if you could tell me a little bit about your job as a radio announcer. What do you actually do and how do you prepare for your job?
M: Well, in the news room I am sitting with reporters and news-subs, as though I am sitting in a newspaper news room.
W: Sorry, what do you mean by news-subs?
M: They are sub-editors. They are the people who write the news stories as they come in. The stories are then passed to the senior duty editor and the assistant editor. As stories go through the chain of people, they are refined, corrected and sorted out until they come finally to me and I have a chance to read through most stories before I go on the air. Of course, sometimes things happen at the last moment and I don't have a chance. So I've just got to do my best, and take a couple of seconds to look through the first few lines before I launch into something. Because it's such a pity if you start off on a bright tone on a story and suddenly realize you are talking about some people having been killed in a road crash. It is very important to just have a quick flip through.
男：就是辅助编辑人员 。他们进入编辑室以后就会开始写新闻报道 。然后他们写的报道会交到高级责任编辑和助理编辑手中 。责任编辑和助理编辑会将报道进行提炼、校对和分类，然后再交到我手里，在我直播之前我有时间通读大部分报道 。当然，有时候报道会在直播前最后一刻才准备好，这样我就没时间通读报道内容了 。这种时候我就要尽力在直播前几秒内浏览一下前几行内容 。因为如果你以欢快的嗓音开始播报新闻，但却突然发现那是一篇致人死亡的交通事故的报道时，那就太遗憾了 。迅速浏览一下大致内容非常重要 。
W: There is nothing to mark what is out of entity on your piece of paper？
M: No, I have my own little mark. If it's something sad, I'll put a small cross at the top. That's my little clue. So while I am working on the news, I'm just absorbing the news and checking pronunciations.
男：没有，我自己会进行一些标注 。如果是悲伤的报道，我会在顶部放一个小的十字架 。这是我的一种小提示 。当我报道新闻时，我会消化新闻报道的内容，然后核对语音语调 。
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Question 12. What does the woman want to know about the man?
Question 13. What does the man say news-subs do?
Question 14. What does the man say is a big challenge for him?
Question 15. What role does the man say his small cross place?