Listen to a conversation between two students.
man：I don’t know about you, but, I’m really looking forward to summer break.
woman： I can’t even think that far ahead. I’ve got so much to do before the end of the semester. I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out lately.
man：Why? What’s going on?
woman：Well, I just have so many assignments. I’ve got three major research papers to do and they all due, basically, at the same time, in two weeks.
man： Wow! Three? That is a lot. And research papers take a lot of time.
woman： Right, and between my job and classes, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get them all done.
man： Well, is there anything you could cut from your schedule, I mean, you’re working part-time in an office in town, aren’t you? Why don’t you just reduce your hours there for a while, at least till you get the papers done.
woman： Well, I guess I could tell my boss I need to cut back on my hours for a couple of weeks, uh, but I don’t know, I haven’t been working there very long. I don’t want to make a bad impression by asking for time off already?
man：What else could you do?
woman： Well, another option is I could get an extension on one of the papers. I asked one of my professors about it, my History professor, and she said it would be OK if I handed the paper in a week late. So, I guess I could just concentrate on getting the other two papers done first.
man： Oh, that’s great.
woman：Yeah, only she said she’d have to take a few points off the grade for the paper since it would be late, you know, to be fair to the other students.
man： Oh, that’s a drag. So what are you gonna do?
woman：Uh, I don’t know yet.
three major research papers / all due at the same time, in 2 weeks/------- part-time job/ no enough time for the three papers
Tell the boss/ cut back on her hours for a couple of weeks
優勢：this is only a part-time job / could ask the boss
劣勢：she’s not been working very long. / make a bad impression
Get an extension on one of the papers.
優勢：she asked professor / she said it would be ok/ she could concentrate on the other two papers first.
劣勢：the professor would have to take a few points off the grade for the paper.
The woman in the conversation has got a problem, which is, she has three major research papers that all due at the same time in two weeks.
Meanwhile, she has a part-time job in an office in town. So there is not enough time in the day for her to get all three papers done.
Here are two solutions.
The first one is to tell the boss to cut back on her hours for a couple of weeks.
The second one is to get an extension on one of the papers.
I prefer the first one.
Since this is only a part-time job, and she thinks that the boss would understand her situation and allow her to cut some hours. And then she would have enough time in the 2 weeks to concentrate on getting all the three papers done.
As for the second solution, although the professor has said yes, it is still not good because to be fair to the other students, a few points would be taken off the grade for the paper as it would be late. That’s not what she wants.
Based on the reasons above, I prefer the first solution.
問題：女生是一個組織的*，要舉辦一個慶?；顒咏obusiness graduate students畢業生送禮物。女生要發禮物找商家定制coffee mugs但是商家Business這個詞里多印了一個s。
2. 給學生發T-shirts不發mug了，但可能不太有business club的特點
問題：假期要完成一個paper , 而dormitory 就要關掉。
解決方案2：去一個professor 家里幫他照看pets and plants
答題關鍵詞：(P) The woman is supposed to give presents to the business club members at the end of the semester; she ordered customized mugs; but the word “business” on the mugs is spelt wrong when she received them; two possible solutions; return the mugs and wait for the new ones for free; ask for refund and use the money to buy other gifts; (S) ask for refund; mugs would arrive late if she chose to return and wait for new ones; business club members would be disappointed without presents given at the dinner; the woman could use the refund to buy other gifts; such as campus t-shirts; may not be as unique as customized mugs; but still related to the university; better something than nothing.