Share a Project at Work
Sarah: Hi, Bill. How are you?
Bill: I’m okay now, Sarah. But I was so ill last week.
Sarah: Oh, dear. What was the problem? Did you eat that dodgy fish in the canteen?
Bill: Q21 No. At first, I thought it was a cold. But then my head started hurting. My eyes started to go blurry.
Sarah: I’m so sorry. That sounds serious.
Bill: It’s okay. Actually, I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with a Megraine. He gave me some medicine, and I’m starting to feel much better.
Sarah: Oh, I’m glad to hear that. Well, I’m also glad you’re in today because we have to work on a new project together.
Bill: Oh, Are we in the same section?
Sarah: Q22 No, it’s just us. No one else. Mr. Donaldson put us down as B team because we live near each other.
Bill: That could be fun. What do we have to do?
Sarah: Well, the project has partly internet research. Then checking reference books for information to Q23 prepare a survey which we have to use with people we know.
Bill: Great. What’s the topic?
Sarah: It’s to do with shopping over the last 10 years. We have to find out her customers have changed their behavior.
Bill: Okay, so what’s the first step?
Sarah: I think the first thing to do is to check the list of references he gave me. Q24 But my computer is in for repairs. So if I check in the reference library, would you be willing to look up some references online? Once we’re done with the reference checks we can write the questions together.
Bill: That’s fine. I’ll do the Internet research. So what sort of shopping are we looking at? Only food or goods or clothes shopping?
Sarah: Q25 We have to find people who are willing to tell us about personal things like deodorants, cosmetics, soap, and vitamin creams. The other groups are doing food, electrical goods, and clothes.
Bill: Q26 That won’t be so easy, Sarah. People might think those things are a bit private.
Sarah: Yes, I thought about that. I’ll ask the women and you can ask the men that should work. Okay.
Bill: Well, if you think so. Give me the Mr. References then.
Sarah: Sorry I left them in my other bag. Just this house. I’ll get them for you tomorrow.
Bill: Q27 Okay. Well, then, this afternoon, I think I’ll catch you up on the notes from last week. Can you help me? Are you busy?
Sarah: Q28 I’ve made you a copy of my notes already to save your time. Here they are.
Bill: Wow. Thanks, Sarah. That’s so thoughtful. Well, since there’s nothing for us to do right now, shall we go for lunch?
Sarah: Well, actually, I’ll have to catch you later. I have to go to a meeting this afternoon. Can I phone you tonight to arrange when to meet?
Bill: No. Sorry, I have a date. Can we meet in the laboratory for the first class tomorrow?
Sarah: Q29 I’m not sure because I have to go to the library to collect some books. What about meeting there at lunchtime?
Bill: Q30 Do you mean in the lab?
Bill: Okay. See you in the laboratory tomorrow noon, then. Sounds like we have a lot of work to do.