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Dialogue Reading Comprehension: Too Much Work!

A Great But Stressful Job

(two friends talking)

Angie: Congratulations on your new job, Chris!
Chris: Thanks, Angie. To tell you the truth, I'm not so sure I like working.

Angie: Why do you say that? Last year you wanted to get out of university!
Chris: I know, but that was last year. Now, it's just work, work, work. I work hard all day, every day.

Angie: Oh, come on. Don't complain. You're making a good salary now. Last year, you didn't make anything.
Chris: Right. Now, I have money, a nice apartment and a car. BUT I don't any time to enjoy it all.

Angie: It can't be all that bad.
Chris: No, of course it isn't. I still have my weekends.

Angie: So tell me, what do you miss about university?
Chris: I used to go to parties, I stayed up late talking with friends...

Angie: You can go to parties now, and you can stay up late.
Chris: Right, but then I'm tired at work. I can't do that. I have to be serious about things.

Angie: I think you are TOO serious about everything.
Chris: That's easy for you to say, you are still at university.

Angie: Yes, but I don't have a job.
Chris: Would you like to change places with me?

Angie: Oh, come on Chris. It isn't all that bad.
Chris: Hmmm...

By Kenneth Beare, About.com Guide