- 2018年04月18日19:44 来源：小站整理作者：小站托福编辑
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Listen to a conversation between two students on campus.
Woman: Hey Jim, you know what you are doing this summer?
Man: Yeah, I get this chemistry internship lined up. I’m gonna be helping my lab professor with a research experiment.
Woman: How cool!
Man: I know. I want to work at a chemistry lab after I graduate, so this would be a great experience.
Woman: Sounds like you are all set.
Man: Em…not quite. Here’s a problem. You see, the internship doesn’t pay and I really need to earn money this summer.
Woman: Well, I read the campus bookstore’s help this summer. Maybe you could work at the lab during the week and at the bookstore on the weekends.
Man: Maybe, but then I’ll be working all the time. I’ll hardly have any time to relax all this summer.
Woman: True. But here’s a thought. Why not ask your professor if you can share the internship with another person?
Man: You know, now that you mentioned it. Other summer interns have done this and the professor’s fine with it.
Woman: Right. So you can still earn money on days when you didn’t have to be at the lab.
Man: Yeah, sounds good. The only drawback is that I might not learn as much as I would if I were actually at the lab every day and followed the results of the experiment.
Woman: I know but it might be worth a try.
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the man's problem. Briefly summarize the problem. Then state which solution you recommend and why.
Preparation Time: 20 Seconds
Response Time: 60 Seconds
In the conversation, the student is facing a problem that he is going to have a free internship this summer at the school’s chemistry lab but he also wants to make some money. There are two solutions. He could choose either to work at the lab during the weekdays and take a part-time job at the bookstore on the weekends or to ask his professor if he could share his internship with another person. As far as I’m concerned, the latter is a better solution. If he chooses to share his internship with another person, he might be able to earn the money and gain the lab experience at the same time. What’s more, other students might have already dealt with this circumstance before and it is likely that the professor is ok with this solution. So the student doesn’t need to be afraid that he might leave a very bad impression or something. All in all, because of these two reasons, I think the second one is a better choice.