MANAGER:Good morning, Mr. Brown! Please sit down! SAM:Good morning, sir. Thank you. MANAGER:Why did you apply for an internship in this company? SAM:Well, sir, your company is located very near the college, so it would be very convenient for me to work here. MANAGER:Anything else? SAM:Yes, well, your company is an engineering company, and as I am an engineer, it seems I might be able to make myself useful. MANAGER:Er, I see. Among the qualities we are looking for is technical ability and practical skills.A lot of university graduates have paper qualifications--but can they deliver? What would you say to that? SAM:Yes, well, at my college, we have been working mainly on theoretical aspects so that we have a firm foundation. But each semester we have been asked to work on a practical project of some kind or other. Can you give me an example? SAM:Yes, well, during the last semester, I did the technical drawing of an experimental water pump. We had to do a presentation at the end of the semester. MANAGER:Really! Did you bring the drawing with you? SAM:I'm afraid I didn't. I didn't think you would be interested. MANAGER:I see! Tell me, did you do that as an individual assignment? SAM:Well, I worked with a team of five other people on the pump. I didn't want to get too involved, because of the time factor, so I offered to do the drawing, based on the design that had been worked out. MANAGER:What part did the others play in developing the pump? SAM:Well, I didn't have time to attend all the meetings, so I'm not sure exactly what everybody did. MANAGER: I see. It sounds a bit ambitious. SAM: Yes, it was. It took us far too long to get organized, and some of them said they wanted to try it out, and modify it. That was a good thing, I suppose, and I believe in the end it worked quite well, but I didn't get involved in the trials. To be honest, I was worried about our end of semester exams!
MANAGER: Right, Mr. Brown. That's all for the moment. I'll let you know soon what we decide. SAM: Yes, sir. Thank you very much.
经理：早上好，布朗先生！请坐！ 萨姆：早上好，先生。谢谢您。 经理：你为什么申请实习这家公司？ 萨姆：好吧，主席先生，您的公司非常靠近大学，所以我在这里工作非常方便，。 经理：还有别的吗？ 山姆：是的，你的公司是一家工程公司，作为工程师，我觉得英雄有用武之地。 经理：呃，我明白了。我们正在寻找的是技术能力和实际能力的应用.大量的大学毕 业生都通过了笔试-但他们可以很好的表达吗？你认为呢？ 山姆：是的，嗯，在我的大学，我们一直致力于理论方面的学习，主要是使我们有一 个坚实的基础。但是，每个学期，我们一直要求去完成一项实际工作或项目。 经理：你能给我一个例子？ 山姆：是的，好的，在最后一个学期，我做了一个实验性水泵的技术图纸。我们要在 学期结束的时候做一个演说。 经理：真的吗？你有带你的设计图吗？ 萨姆：我没有。我没想到你会感兴趣。 经理：我明白！告诉我，那是你一个人做的？ 萨姆：好吧，我与其他五个人一起做的。由于时间因素，我并没有参与太多，所以我 选择了根据我们设计出来的东西去画图纸。 经理：那其他人注意了什么呢？ 萨姆：噢，我没有时间参加所有会议，所以我不知道其他人做了什么。 经理：我明白了。这听起来有点雄心勃勃。 山姆：是的，这是。我们花了很长的时间去组织，有一些人说他们想试试，并对其进 行修改。我想这是一件好事，我相信它能运转地相当不错，但我没能参与实验。老实 说，我担心我们的期末考试！ 经理：好的，山姆先生。面试到此结束，我会尽快让你知道我们的选择。 山姆：好的，先生。谢谢你了！