Eliz: Today, we are talking to Mr. Charles Blake
from his office in Beijing.
Eliz: Hello Mr. Blake.
Eliz: Today we’re listening to the end of your
first conversation with Mr. Gomez at Federal Motors.
You expected to meet Mr.
Blake: Yes, Mr. Chapman was called out of town
suddenly on a personal matter.
At first I was a little upset.
But then Mr. Gomez reassured
Let’s listen to that part of the conversation.
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Larry: Mr. Gomez tries to make Mr. Blake feel
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Gomez: In the meantime, I’m quite familiar with
International Robotics and your products...
...and so I’d like to work
with you, if that would be all right.
Blake: Okay, sure. And I understand about Mr. Chapman’s absence.
It’s no problem.
Uh, you must be tired from
Why don’t we go into the
office and sit down and relax for a few minutes...
And we can get some coffee or
tea if you’d like.
Blake: Okay, that sounds great.
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Language Focus: Variations
Eliz: You must be tired.
Larry: You’re probably tired.
Eliz: Why don’t we go into the office?
Larry: Let’s go into the office.
Eliz: We can get some coffee or tea, if
Larry: Would you like some coffee or tea?
Eliz: Okay, that sounds great.
I appreciate it.
Interview: Blake, first meeting with Gomez
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Eliz: Mr. Blake, in our last interview, you
said that you were a little disappointed.
Blake: Well, that was because I didn’t realize
who Dave Gomez was.
I thought that he was a
I was afraid that Federal
Motors wasn’t interested in our robots.
But later I found out that he
was a Vice-President of Federal Motors.
Eliz: So you felt better?
Blake: Very much.
Eliz: Mr. Blake, thank you for talking to me
Blake: It’s always a pleasure.
Eliz: Let’s take a short break.