Practice --> Part 3: Conversation


Listen to the dialogue. Then read each question and choose the best answer:

Script:
M: If the rain doesn′t stop within the next two hours, we should consider postponing Maria′s retirement party.
W: I think it′s too late to postpone it. The caterer and florist are set to arrive in an hour, so we′d better come up with an alternative to holding it in the garden.
M: Why don′t we have them set up in the conference room instead? It′s a shame to move it indoors, but what other choices do we have?
W: OK. I′ll go to my office and call everyone to let them know that we′re moving the party from the garden to the conference room.

1. What is the problem with the party?
A. There is a scheduling conflict.
B. There is a shortage of food.
C. The weather is bad.
D. Space is limited.
Explain:
  A. A scheduling conflict means two events have been scheduled to take place at the same time. This has not happened here.
  B. The woman mentions the caterer, but there is no mention of a shortage of food.
  C. The man suggests postponing the party, or holding it at a later time or date, if the rain doesn't stop, so the bad weather is the problem.
  D. There is not a problem with the amount of space for the party.
2. Why is the party being held for Maria?
A. She received a promotion.
B. She is getting married.
C. She is retiring.
D. She is relocating.
Explain:
  A. She has not received a promotion, or higher position.
  B. She is not getting married.
  C. The speakers are discussing Maria's retirement party. The party is being held because Maria is retiring. In other words, she has reached the age when she will finish working.
  D. She is not relocating, or going to work in a different place.
3. Where was the party originally scheduled to take place?
A. In a restaurant
B. In an apartment
C. In a conference room
D. In a garden
Explain:
  A. The woman talks about finding an alternative to holding it (the party) in the garden, so the party was originally scheduled to take place in a garden, not in a restaurant.
  B. The woman talks about finding an alternative to holding it (the party) in the garden, so the party was originally scheduled to take place in a garden, not in an apartment.
  C. The woman talks about finding an alternative to holding it (the party) in the garden, so the party was originally scheduled to take place in a garden, not in a conference room.
  D. The woman talks about finding an alternative to holding it (the party) in the garden, so the party was originally scheduled to take place in a garden. The man talks about moving the party indoors.
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