Conversation 1

M: A recent case I heard was of a man accused and found guilty of breaking into a house and stealing some money.
W: Well, was he really guilty, judge?
M: He admitted that he’d done it, and there were several witnesses saying that he had indeed done it. So I can only assume that he was guilty.
W: Why did he do it?
M: Well, the reasons were little muddied, probably at least it seemed in a trial that he did it to get some money to feed his family. You see, he’d been out of work for some time.
W: Well, he’d been out of work and he chose to break into a house to get money for his family and apparently in front of people that, err... could see him do it.
M: His attorney presented testimony that he had indeed applied for jobs and was listed with several employment agencies, including the state employment agency, but they weren’t any jobs.
W: And he had no luck!
M: He had no luck and it’d been some time. He had two children and both of them were needing food and clothing.
W: So he was in desperate circumstances. Did you sentence him?
M: Yes.
W: But what good does it do to put the man into jail when he’s obviously in such need?
M: This particular fellow has been in prison before.
W: For the same thing?
M: No, for a different sort of crime.
W: Huh?
M: But he did know about crime, so I suppose there are folks that just have to go back to prison several times.

9. What did the judge say about the case he recently heard?
10. What do we learn about the man at the time of crime?
11. What did the judge say about the accused?

Conversation 2

M: Ah, how do you do, Ms. Wezmore?
W: How do you do?
M: Do sit down.
W: Thank you.
M: I’m glad you’re interested in our job. Now, let me explain it. We plan to increase our advertising considerably. At present, an advertising agency handles our account, but we haven’t been too pleased with the results lately and we may give our account to another agency.
W: What would my work entail?
M: You’d be responsible to me for all advertising and to Mr. Grunt for public relations. You’d brief the agency whoever it is on the kind of advertising campaign we want. You’d also be responsible for getting our leaflets, brochures and catalogs designed.
W: I presume you advertise in the national press as well as the trade press.
M: Yes, we do.
W: Have you thought about advertising on television?
M: We don’t think it’s a suitable medium for us. And it’s much too expensive.
W: I can just imagine a scene with a typist sitting on an old-fashioned typing chair, her back aching, exhausted, then we show her in one of your chairs. Her back properly supported filling full of energy, typing twice as quickly.
M: Before you get carried away with your little scene, Ms. Wezmore, I regret to have to tell you again that we are not planning to go into television.
W: That’s a shame. I’ve been doing a lot of television work lately and it interests me enormously.
M: Then I really don’t think that this is quite the right job for you here, Ms. Wezmore.

12. What does the man think of their present advertising agency?
13. What would the woman be responsible for to Mr. Grunt?
14. What is the woman most interested in doing?
15. What does the man think of the woman applicant?

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