第五类型题的提问方式非常固定：“briefly describe the problem that was discussed in the conversation and to state which of the two solutions you prefer, and explain why you prefer that solution”. 问题中包含如下四个要点：
1. The problem(对话中当事人遇到什么问题或麻烦?比如时间冲突：time conflict等问题);
The speakers discuss two possible solutions to the man’s problem. Briefly summarize the problem, then state which solution you recommend and explain why.
Preparation Time: 20 seconds
Recording Time: 60 seconds
M: Hey Sally, I just got the first draft of my research paper back from professor Stone.
F: ❶ Just now? I got mine back a few days ago.
M: ❷ Yeah, everyone else in the class that I know of got theirs back a few days ago too.
F: But, the deadline…you’re running out of time.
M: Yeah, I am worried. ❸ I only have one day to review all his comments and write my final draft. He made a lot of suggestions.
F: ❹ You should definitely ask Professor Stone for a deadline extension. He should take some responsibility for the situation; it is sort of his fault you won’t have much time to work on it before the due date.
M: ❺ I thought about that, but would he think I was being pushy, or…criticizing him for not getting the paper back to me right away? I don’t want to offend him.
F: True, but it’s your grade we’re talking about. You’ve got a legitimate concern, but it’s understandable if you’re uncomfortable asking.
M: Yeah…I’m in a tough spot.
F: ❻ You know you could always just do your best with the time you have left. You’re a good student, I bet you can finish it quickly; work really fast and it’ll still turn out good.
M: Do my best with the time I have left. Well…if I worked really hard, I imagine I might do ok, ❼ but I have to be sure to deal with all of those comments. I need a good grade.
❶ The man just got his first draft of paper from the professor and he has to review all the comments and write a final version. But there is only one day left. ❷ The woman offers him two possible suggestions. The first suggestion is to ask the professor for a deadline extension. ❸ Because all the other students got their paper a few days ago and only the man got his paper just now, so the professor should take some responsibility for this situation. ❹ Nonetheless, the man does not want to seem pushy and offensive. The second possible solution is to do his best with the time left. He can finish the paper quickly and work hard. Since he is a pretty good student, he can get a pretty good grade. But there are too many comments to deal with. If I were the man, I would choose the first solution. ❺ Owing to professor’s fault, even if it‘ll be a little uncomfortable asking the extension, it is still reasonable to do so. ❻ In addition, there is no need to worry about being offensive. The man just need to tell the problem to the professor in the first place.
In the conversation, the man/ woman has a problem that_______. There’re 2 solutions to solve out the problem. The 1st one is to ______，the 2nd one is to_______. Personally speaking, I suggest the man/woman to________. 1, _______;2, _________.