M: Ok. So, for example, I study meteorological records, I look at climate charts, I use different methods for analyzing the data like certainstatistic tests, and then I discuss the results. Is that what you mean?
W: Yes, that’s right. You should include all of that. The statistical tests
are specially important, and also be sure you include good reference section
where all your published and unpublished data came from. Could you have a lot of
unpublished climate data?
M: Um. Something just came out of my mind and went out the other side
W: It happens to me a lot. So, I have come up with a pretty good memory management tool. I carry a little pad with me over time and jot downquestions and ideas that I don’t want to forget. For example, I went to the doctor with my daughter and her baby son last week, and we know we wouldn’t remember everything we want to ask the doctor, so we actually made at least five things we want answers to.
M: Notepad is a good idea. Since I’m so busy now, at the end of this semester I’m getting pretty forgetful these days. How can I just remember what I’m going to say before
W: Good, I was hoping you come up with it.
M: Yes. It ends up that I have data more than just in the G city area, so I also include some regional data in the report. With everything else, it should be a pretty good indicate of climate of this part of state.
W: Sounds good. I’ll be happy to look over a draft version before you hand the final copy if you wish.
M: Great. I plan to get you the draft of paper by next Friday. Thanks verymuch. Well, see you.
1. Why does the man go to see his professor?
A To borrow some charts and graphs from her
B To ask her to explain some statistical procedures
C To talk about a report he is writing
D To discuss a grade he got on a paper
2. Listen again to part of the conversation by playing track 2,Then answer the question.
A To question the length of the paper
B To offer encouragement
C To dispute the data sources
D To explain a theory
3. What information will the man include in his report?
A Climate charts B Interviews with meteorologists
C Journal notes D Statistical tests
4. Why does the professor tell the man about the appointment at the doctor's office?
A To demonstrate a way of remembering things
B To explain why she needs to leave soon
C To illustrate a point that appears in his report
D To emphasize the importance of good health
5. What does the professor offer to do for the man?
A Help him collect more data in ogher areas of the state
B Submit his research findings for publication
C Give him the doctor's telephone number
D Review the first version of his report