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English Conversation Practice - Asking for a Promotion
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SPEAK WITH JAMES
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LISA: "Hey James, I'm thinking about asking the boss for a promotion."
JAMES: "Lisa, you definitely deserve a promotion. You are too qualified for this job."
LISA: "Really? You think so?"
JAMES: "You have a lot of experience and you're very good with people. You should be a manager."
LISA: "That's the position I was going to ask for, but I was worried."
JAMES: "What are you worried about?"
LISA: "I don't have a college degree. You have to have a college degree for that position."
JAMES: "But you have lots of experience. You have more experience than some of the current managers."
LISA: "I know, but degrees are important too."
JAMES: "I know they are. Did you ever think about going back to school and getting your degree?"
LISA: "I have, but I am so busy these days. I don't have time to work and study."
JAMES: "I understand. When I'm not at work, I'm spending time with my family. Life is so busy these days for many people."
LISA: "That's true. I'm not married yet, but I take care of my elderly parents."
JAMES: "That's a lot of work too."
LISA: "Yeah. Well, thanks for your support. I'll let you know what happens."
1. Why does James think that Lisa should get a promotion?
She's very good with people
She's too qualified for her current job
She has a lot of experience
All of the above
2. What position does Lisa want?
3. What is Lisa worried about?
Not being qualified
Not having a college degree
Not having enough experience
The boss doesn't like her
4. Who does Lisa take care of?
Her elderly parents
1. Shes too qualified for her current job
3. Not having a college degree
4. Her elderly parents
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