What's going on with you lately? You seem so distracted. Like you aren't really listening to anything I say.
I know. I'm sorry. I can't seem to focus on anything, because I still haven't decided if I should accept the offer for that Ph. D. program in London,
or if I should take the job offer in New York.
Look, it's a tough decision, but you're running out of time, aren't you?
I thought you said the company expected an answer by the end of the month.
Actually, it's the beginning of next month for the job,
but the university needs a decision by the end of the week. So I have to act quickly.
You definitely need advice for the important decision like this.
So who have you talked to about it? What does your family think? Any adviser for your Master's program?
I've asked their advice and that's part of the problem.
My parents want me to get a degree, but my advisor thinks it's time for me to get more work experience.
What do you mean by part of the problem? Oh, wait, it's your girlfriend, isn't it?
You've been dating since your first year of university, so that six years now.
She must have an opinion about all this. I mean isn't it time for you to think about getting married?
Well, I do want to get married, but she thinks we need to wait until we've launched our careers.
Plus, she's not sure what she'll be doing next year. She's considering a job in England and one in Australia.
And her parents are pushing for the latter.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Question 12. Why does the man seem to be distracted?
Question 13. What does the woman say the man should do?
Question 14. What does the man say is part of his problem?
Question 15. Why doesn't the man's girlfriend agree to get married right now?