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English Conversation Practice - Losing a Job
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SPEAK WITH BILL
SPEAK WITH MATT
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BILL: "Hey Matt, you're home early today."
MATT: "Oh, hi Bill. I got laid off today."
BILL: "I'm sorry to hear that. Why?"
MATT: "The company is downsizing and they eliminated my position."
BILL: "That's terrible. How long did you work there?"
MATT: "15 years."
BILL: "Wow! That's a long time."
MATT: "I know. I worked very hard, but I guess it wasn't enough."
BILL: "Don't say that. Companies usually downsize because they are losing money."
MATT: "I know. I just don't know what to do now. I have a family to take care of."
BILL: "Does your wife know?"
MATT: "Not yet. She's at work. I didn't want to give her bad news there."
BILL: "I understand. What kind of work did you do?"
MATT: "I'm a graphic designer."
BILL: "Really? My son is a website developer. Do you know anything about web design?"
MATT: "That's my specialty."
BILL: "Let me give him a call. Maybe he can help you find a job."
MATT: "That would be great! I really appreciate it."
1. Why was Matt laid off?
Poor job performance
He was always late to work
His boss didn't like him
The company is downsizing and his position was eliminated
2. How long did Matt work for the company?
3. What was Matt's job?
4. What is matt's specialty?
1. The company is downsizing and his position was eliminated
2. 15 years
3. Graphic designer
4. Web design
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