长对话 Conversation oneM: When I say I live in Sweden, people always want to know about the seasons.W: The seasons?M: Yeah, you know, how cold it is in winter? What it’s like when the days are so short?W: So what is it like?M: Well, it is cold, very cold in winter. Sometimes, as cold as 26 degrees below centigrade. And of course, when you go out, you wrap up warm, but inside, in the houses, it’s always very warm, much warmer than at home. Swedish people always complain that when they visit England, the houses are cold even in a good winter.W: And what about the darkness?M: Well, yeah, around Christ*s time, there is only one hour of daylight, so you really look forward to the spring. It is sometimes a bit depressing, but you see the summers are a*zing. From May to July in the north of Sweden, the sun never sets. It’s stilllight at midnight. You can walk in the mountains and read a newspaper.W: Oh, yeah, the land of the midnight sun.M: That’s right, but it’s wonderful. You want to stay up all night. And the Swedes *ke the most of it. Often, they start work earlier in summer and then leave at about two or three in the afternoon so that they can really enjoy the long summer evenings. They like to work hard but play hard, too. I think Londoners work longer hours, but I’m not sure this is a good thing.19. What do we learn about the *n from the conversation?20: What do Swedish people complain about when they visit England in winter?21: How does the *n describe the short hour of daylight around Christ*s in Sweden?22: What does the *n say about the Swedish people?答案：19. C）He is an English living in Sweden.20. B）The cold houses.21. C）Depressing.22. B）They work hard and play hard.Conversation TwoW: What kind of training does one need to go into this type of job?M: That’s a very good question. I don’t think there is any, specifically.W: For example, in your case, what was your educational background?M: Well, I did a degree in French, in Nottingham. After that, I did careers work in secondary schools, like the careers guidance people here in the university. Then I went into local government, because I found I was more interested in the administrative side, then progressed on to universities. So there wasn’t any plan, and there was no specific training. There are plenty of training courses in *nagement techniques and committee work which you can attend now.W: But in the first place, you did a French degree. M: In my time, there wasn’t a degree you can do for administration. I think most of the administrators I’ve come across have degrees in all sorts of things. W: Well, I know in my case, I did an English literature degree. And I didn’t really expect to end up doing what I’m doing now.M: Quite.W: But you’re local to Nottingham actually. Is there any reason why you went to Nottingham University?M: No, no, I come from the north of England, from west Yorkshire. Nottingham was one of the universities I put on my list, and I liked the look of it. The campus is just beautiful.W: Yes, indeed, let’s see. Were you from the industrial part of Yorkshire?M: Yes, from the Woolen District,23: What was the *n’s *jor at university?24: What was the *n’s job in secondary schools?25: What attracted the *n to Nottingham University?答案：23. B）French.24. C）careers guidance.25. B）Its pleasant environment.