TPO 07 - Question 5

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TPO 07 - Question 5

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The woman’s problem is that her computer is broken and being repaired in the shop, now she can’t finish all her papers in time. There are two possible solutions here. The first one is that she can go to the computer lab to do all the work. The second is waiting for her computer to be repaired. I would use the computer lab to do my work if I were her. First, this way she won’t waste anytime on the weekend, and there is no guaranty that the repair shop can get her computer ready as early as the beginning of next week. Second, she can choose a time when the lab is less noisy to do her work, such as early in the morning or late in the evening.

1. Now listen to a conversation between two students.
2. Hey Jennifer, how are things going?
3. Well, I'm relieved it's the end of the semester but, that's actually part of my problem
4. What do you mean?
5. Can you believe this?
6. My computer broke yesterday, so it's at the shop being repaired.
7. It won't be ready until the end of next week, which is when all my papers are due.
8. Why not use the computer lab?
9. They've got lots of machines there.
10. I know.
11. But it gets so noisy there that I can't keep my mind on my work.
12. I mean when I'm at the computer, I'm not just typing - I'm thinking!
13. So I need quiet to concentrate.
14. Maybe you could try going in the morning or evening. It might be less noisy then!
15. Maybe, but this time of year everybody is working on papers and it could be crowded even then.
16. Um...what about calling back the computer repair shop to see if they can have your computer ready at the beginning of next week instead?
17. That would still give you enough time to finish your papers by the end of the week.
18. Oh!I haven't thought of that!
19. The only problem is that the shop is closed today and tomorrow for the long holiday weekend so it would be a few days before I could talk to them.