Dialogue

TIME: about 7 minutes

 

 

STUDENT A

In this part of the exam, you are going to take part in a conversation with the other candidate. The conversation will last about 7 minutes.

 

DESKTOP OR LAPTOP

 

Your current computer has matured to the ripe old age of 8 months and has been deemed obsolete. Now it’s time for you and your partner to buy a new one and with all this new technology on the market, it’s difficult to make a decision. After giving it much thought, you feel that a laptop would be the right choice for the following reasons:

 

· Portability, weight and size.

· Connectivity: wireless networks available for free in some areas.

· You’ve found a very cheap one on-line.

· Lack of space in the house.

· The new ones are really cute.

· You just need it for work, so performance is not important.

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT B

In this part of the exam, you are going to take part in a conversation with the other candidate. The conversation will last about 7 minutes.

 

DESKTOP OR LAPTOP

 

Your current computer has matured to the ripe old age of 8 months and has been deemed obsolete. Now it’s time for you and your partner to buy a new one and with all this new technology on the market, it’s difficult to make a decision. After giving it much thought, you feel that a desktop would be the right choice for the following reasons:

· A laptop is vulnerable to theft.

· Ergonomics: more comfortable (back problems, the mouse pad).

· You’d like to buy it in the local computer store in case you have problems.

· Better price-to-performance ratio.

· Reliability: spare parts are easy to find.

· You want it for work and entertainment, so performance is essential.