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You will hear two business students, called Zahra and James, talking about a tutorial paper.
Zahra: Hi James.
James: Zahra, hi. So, have you decided yet what you're going to do your tutorial paper on?
Zahra: Yes, actually I have. I agonized over it for ages, as you well know. You had to listen to me.
James: Well, that's true, but you've had to listen to me, too. So, what's it on?
Zahra: Electronic gadgets but from a particular angle, 'must-carry' gadgets. You know, gadgets that people cannot leave the house without, er .... like mobile phones, etc. It's not particularly original.
James: That's really very neat!
Zahra: Oh, do you think so?
James: Yes, actually I do.
Zahra: I thought it was really quite ordinary.
James: And how are you going to do the research for your paper?
Zahra: I thought of interviewing people in the age groups 20-25 and 50 plus, so I can ask students for the first group and I'll have to ask lecturers and people in the street or people working on campus for the other group. But I haven't made up my mind yet which groups to choose.
James: Er .... And what are you setting out to show?
Zahra: I'm not sure at this stage but something along the lines of ...mmm... the idea that we are making ourselves more stressed, and it has reached such a stage that we are so dependent on the gadgets that leaving the house without them
makes us ill. I'm just thinking on my feet here, I haven't really thought it right through to the end.
James: What about your questionnaire?
Zahra: Mmm ... yes that's another things. What I'm not really decided about is the length of questionnaire should be.
James: The best thing is to keep it short.
Zahra: Maybe. But I'll finalise the length when I sit down to type it up.