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English Conversation Practice - Asking for a Raise
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SPEAK WITH SARAH
SPEAK WITH TED
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SARAH: "Hey Ted, why do you look so nervous?"
TED: "I'm going to ask the boss for a raise."
SARAH: "You should. You deserve a raise. You work very hard."
TED: "I do work hard. I'm here early every day and I leave late every night."
SARAH: "Yeah, you do. You also help other people when they need help. You've helped me many times."
TED: "Also, I've been here for 10 years. My last raise was three years ago."
SARAH: "Three years? Then I think it's definitely time for a raise."
TED: "Do you think she will say yes?"
SARAH: "I think she will. She is nice. She listens well and she is also very fair."
TED: "I wrote a short report about why I deserve a raise."
SARAH: "Only you would do that. You are so detail-oriented."
TED: "I like to be prepared about everything."
SARAH: "That's another reason why you should get a raise."
TED: "Ok. I'm ready to talk to her?"
SARAH: "You can't talk to her today."
TED: "Why not?"
SARAH: "She's on a business trip."
1. Why does Ted deserve a raise?
He's works hard
He helps others
All of the above
2. How does Sarah describe their boss?
She listens well
All of the above
3. How long has Ted worked at the company?
4. When was his last raise?
2 years ago
3 years ago
5 years ago
He's never had a raise
1. All of the above
2. All of the above
3. 10 years
4. 3 years ago
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