W: What sort of hours do you work, Steve?
M: Oh, I have to work very long hours, about 11 hours a day.
W: What time do you start?
M: I work 9 to 3. Then I start again at 5:30 and work until 11. Six days a week. So I have to work very unsocial hours.
W: And do you have to work at the weekend?
M: Oh, yes, that’s our busiest time. I get Wednesdays off.
W: What are the things you have to do, and the things you don’t have to do?
M: Eh, I don’t have to do the washing-up, so that’s good. I have to wear white and I have to keep everything in the kitchen totally clean.
W: What’s hard about the job?
M: You’re standing up all the time. When we’re busy, people get angry and sharp. But that’s normal.
W: How did you learn the profession?
M: Well, I did a two year course at college. In the first year, we had to learn the basics. And then we had to take the exams.
W: Was it easy to find a job?
M: I wrote to about six hotels. And one of them gave me my first job. So I didn’t have to wait too long.
W: And what’s the secret of being good at your job?
M: Attention to detail and you have to love it. You have to show passion for it.
W: And what are your plans for the future?
M: I want to have my own place when the time is right.
Questions 19 to 22 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
19. What does the man say about his job?
20. What does the man think is the hardest part of his job?
21. Where did the man get his first job after graduation?
22. What does the man say is important to being good at his job?
19. B)It requires him to work long hours.
20. D) It demands physical endurance and patience.
21. D) In a hotel.
22. B) Paying attention to every detail.
解析：本篇长对话可以归入求职场景，对话形式为访谈。根据我们昂立四级课堂上为大家强调的“首尾技巧”，长对话开头结尾个设置了一题，即19题和22题，所以这两道题目对于考生来说，还是比较容易把握的。第20题的题干 “What does the man think is the hardest part of his job?”, 与听力原文 “What’s hard about the job?” 措辞基本一致，答案比容交易抓住，原文为 “You’re standing up all the time. When we’re busy, people get angry and sharp. But that’s normal.”, 意为“你总是站着;繁忙的时候，客人会生气，变得尖刻，但是这很正常”，对应的正确答案进行了抽象化概括，为“It demands physical endurance and patience.”，意思是“这份工作需要体力上的耐力和耐心”。
W: Now you’ve seen this table of figures about the pocket money children in Britain get?
M: Yes. I thought it was quite interesting, but I don’t quite understand the column entitled “change”. Can you explain what it means?
W: Well, I think it means the change from the year before. I’m not a mathematician, but I assume the rise from 72p to 90p, is the rise of 25%.
M: Oh, yes, I see. And the inflation rate is there for comparison.
W: Yes. Why do you think the rise in pocket money is often higher than inflation?
M: I’m sorry, I’ve no idea. Perhaps parents in Britain are too generous.
W: Perhaps they are. But it looks as if children were a lot better off in 2001 than they were in 2002. That’s strange, isn’t it? And they seemed to have been better off in 2003 than they are now. I wonder why that is.
M: Yes, I don’t understand that at all.
W: Anyway, if you had children, how much pocket money would you give them?
M: I don’t know. I think I probably give them two pounds a week.
W: Would you? And what would you expect them to do with it?
M: Well, out of that they have to buy some small personal things. But I wouldn’t expect them to save to buy their own socks for example.
W: Yes. By the way, do most children in your country get pocket money?
M: Yeah, they do.
Questions 23 to question 25 are based on the conversation you have just heard:
Q 23: What is the table of figures about?
Q 24: What do we learn from the conversation about British children’s pocket money?
Q 25: Supposing the man had children, what would he expect them to do with their pocket money?
23. A) The pocket money British children get.
24. C) It often rises higher than inflation.
25. B) Pay for small personal things.
解析：本篇长对话讨论英国儿童的零花钱(pocket money)，两人讨论的是一张数据表(table of figures)，里面出现了四级高频词“inflation (通货膨胀)”。23题的答案就是speaker张嘴第一句话，“Now you’ve seen this table of figures about the pocket money children in Britain get?”,可以说是送给考生的一道题目。对话里提到英国儿童零花钱上升的速度要超过该国通货膨胀的速度。同样，最后一题的答案也是出现在对话结尾。