MARTHA: Really? What are you doing?
ALEX: Well, now I work in the customer services department but I did my initial training in Finance. I stayed there for the first two years and then moved to where I am now.
解题思路：training是定位信息，虽然department并没有出现，但是很容易得出答案是Finance，要注意的是这里表示 department 的名称，首字母要大写。
MARTHA: That’s the same department I’m applying for. Did you enjoy it?
ALEX: I was pretty nervous to begin with. I didn’t do well in my exams at school and I was really worried because I failed Maths. But it didn’t actually matter because I did lots of courses on the job.
解题思路: school 是一个定位信息，failed和题干中的didn’t have a qualification 属于同义表达。
MARTHA: Did you get a diploma at the end of your trainee period? I’m hoping to do the one in business skills.
ALEX: Yes. That sounds good. I took the one on IT skills but I wish I’d done that one instead.
解题思路：diploma是定位信息，这个题的难点在于题干中的should have done这个虚拟语气的理解，意思是“本应该做到但是却没有做到”的事情，所以这里千万不要错填IT哈。因为女生说的是希望学习business skills，男生说很好，但是自己选了IT skills，说到了I wish I’d done that one instead，意思是我希望要学那个就好了。言下之意他并没有学business skills。
MARTHA: OK, that’s good to know. What about the other trainees? How did you get on with them?
ALEX: There were about 20 of us who started at the same time and we were all around the same age -I was 18 and there was only one person younger than me. who was 17. The rest were between 18 and 20. I made some good friends.
MARTHA: What about pay? I know you get a lower minimum wage than regular employees.
ALEX: That’s right - which isn’t great. But you get the same number of days’ holiday as everyone else. And the pay goes up massively if they offer you a job at the end of the training period.
解题思路：审题时，JPNW是典型的定位信息，在往下听的时候，可以听到说了薪水，接着能很快反应the same number of和the same amount of 属于同义表达，答案能很快确定为holiday(s)。