Dialogue

EO - CERTIFICATION TEST 2009

COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

PART 2

DIALOGUE

 
 

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.

 

OPENING HOURS

 

You live in the town of Wolford. The town´s population has grown recently and the Mayor wants to introduce changes in the opening hours of the shops in the centre and build an around-the-clock shopping and leisure centre on the outskirts. There’s a public meeting to discuss the council’s proposal.

You are head of the Business Association and you´re in favour of extending opening hours and meeting the leisure demands of the public.

Think how the proposals will affect:

         local businesses

           unemployment

           public transport

           mothers who work until late

           the town’s economy

           Sunday shopping

           part-time working

 

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.

 

OPENING HOURS

 

You live in the town of Wolford. The town’s population has grown recently and the Mayor wants to introduce changes in the opening hours of the shops in the centre and build an around-the-clock leisure centre on the outskirts. There’s a public meeting to discuss the council’s proposal.

You are the owner of a small corner shop and you don’t think that you and others like you are going to benefit from these measures. You already have to compete against big chain supermarkets and work long hours just to make ends meet.

Think how the proposals will affect:

           small business owners

           business in the town centre

           fair competition

           local residents

           working hours

           family life

           prices