A: Good morning, sir. I’m Fang Meiling.
B: Sit down, please, Miss Fang. I’m Adolf from Personnel.
A: How do you do?
B: When you came, did you happen to notice all the building work going
A: Yes, I did.
B: Well, that’s the new office extension for testing product quality. Ifll
be ready for use within this week, so that’s where you，d be working.
A: Yes, I did read about It in the prospectus you sent me about the
B: Now, I’d like to ask you some questions about your previous experience,
if that’s all right?
B:好吧,如果可以的话，我想就你以前的经 历提几个问题,可以吗? .
A: Go right ahead.
B: Have you had any jobs before?
A: I became a weaver in a textile mill when I was 18, right after my
graduation from a local senior high school. I worked very hard and concentrated
my attention on reducing product cost and solving technical problems like broken
A: 18岁时我成了一家纺织厂的织工,那时 我刚从本地一所高中毕业。我工作十分 努力，而且潜心钻研降低成本和解决断 头之类的技术难题。
B: What did all your efforts turn out to be?
A: Successful. So one years ago I was sent by the mill to a textile
university in South China for further study.
B: What was your speciality?
A: Dress designing. I studied there for two years. I got straight As in all
of the compulsory courses and easily passed such selective courses as Business
Administration, Computing and Public Relations.
A:服装设计。我在那儿学了两年。我所有 的必修课成绩都是优秀，而且我轻松地 通过了像企业管理、计算机和公共关系 这样的选修课。
B: What did you do then?
A: I returned to the mill in the hope of developing my abilities. But soon
I found it on the verge of bankruptcy due to a weak management.
A:我回到工厂,希望发挥所长。但没多久 我就发现，由于管理不善,工厂已处在破 产的边缘。
B: Did you ever make any suggestions to your management?
A: Yes, I did. But nobody listened. The mill closed down at the beginning
of this year, and I became a laid-off employee like everybody else.
A:是的,我提过,可是没人听。工厂在今年 年初倒闭，而我和其他所有的人一样成 了失业人员。
B: It wasn’t the only job you had, was it?
A: No. I got a job in an international chain store later, only to earn some
money to see me through difficulty. I was in the clothes section.
A:不是的。后来我在一家国际连锁店找了 份工作，只是想挣点钱，好让我渡过难 关。我在服装部。
B: OK. Miss fang. As you know, everybody likes to criticize. What do people
criticize about you?
A: Well, some people have complained to me that I often expect them to
perform beyond their abilities. To some others, I also have another weak point.
I like to see a job done quickly, and I’m critical if it isn’t. But these people
all admit that I have the ability to take charge in emergencies.
A:哦,有些人向我抱怨过,说我常常在能力 方面对他们期望过高。对另外一部分 人，我还有一个缺点。我喜欢看到工作 能得到迅速处理,不然的话，我就会变得
B: Another question, Miss Fang. You see, in our company English is the
working language. From this talk, I know your spoken English is good enough for
you to communicate with your foreign colleagues. Can you write good English as
B:方小姐，还有一个问题。你明白，在我们 公司，是工作语言。从谈话来看，我 清楚你的 足以使你同外国同事
A: I’m sure I can. I started to learn English at the age of seven, and I’ve
never stopped my English study. In fact, English was also one of the university
compulsory courses I studied. By the way, I have the habit of keeping a diary,
half in Chinese, half in English.
A:我肯定能行。我7岁就开始了, 而且此后我从未间断学习英语。实际 上,英语也是我大学时的一门必修课。 顺便提一下，我有写日记的习惯,一半用
B: Oh? lt must be a lot of fun. Well, according to your resume, you are 25
years old and unmarried, aren’t you?
A: Yes. I just turned 25 last week.
B: Well, I believe it’s a personal question, but can you tell me If you
will get married and have a baby in the near future?
A: Actually I’ll soon get married. But I don’t think I will have a baby
within three years.
B: What’s your salary expectation here?
A: Why don’t we discuss it after you decide if I’m fit for the
B: Good. Miss Fang, if we decide to hire you, we’ll notify you by
telephone. Thanks for coming.
A: Thank you very much for giving me your time. I’ll be expecting your