General Listening Quiz

“Computer Jobs – Script”

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.

Okay, Mr. Taylor, let’s go ahead and begin. First of all, tell me about your last job.

Mr. Taylor: Well, as stated on my resume, I worked for five years at Hi Tech Computers.

Man: Okay. Hi Tech. And what do you know about computer networks and operating systems including DOS, Windows, Macintosh OS, and UNIX?

Mr. Taylor: Umm . . . well . . . I did come in contact with computers every night at my last job.

Man: Hum! . . . And how about web site authoring skills? [Oh]. We are looking for someone to create and manage our company’s web site which would include the development, configuration, and use of CGI scripts.

Mr. Taylor: Umm . . . uh, web page, web page. Huh . . . I don’t think I’ve read that book, and I’m afraid I’ve never used those CGI things.

Man: Huh?! And what about experience with Java or JavaScript?

Mr. Taylor: Well . . . I think I’ve tried Java at a foreign coffee shop one time, if that’s what you mean.

Man: Okay, Mr. Taylor, I think I have ALL the information I need!

Mr. Taylor: Oh, and I really like computer games. I play them everyday.

Man: Right, right. Thanks Mr. Taylor. We’ll be in touch.

Vocabulary and Sample Sentences

  • DOS (noun): Disk Operating System 
    – Fortunately, most computer users don’t need to remember DOS commands to run today’s computers.
  • UNIX (noun): a powerful operating system used, for example, in business or at universities 
    This Website runs on UNIX server.
  • CGI (noun): Common Gateway Interface, a computer language commonly used for the Web 
    – I use a CGI script to handle my online forums on my Website.
  • Java (noun): a computer language used to write programs for the Internet
    – Many webmasters use JAVA to design programs for use on their Websites.
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