A: Hello, Mr. Chen. Won't you sit down?

  B: Thanks a lot.

  A: I'm Zhang Yifei, the personnel manager. Nice to meet you.

  B: How do you do, Mr. Zhuang?I'm pleased to see you.

  A: How, you probably know that this interview is mostly to test your and English, so just relax, and let's have a chat, shall we?

  B: It's pleasure.

  A: Let me ask you some questions about yourself. Please tell me your full name.

  B: My full name is Chen Zhibin.

  A: Where do you come from?

  B: I come from Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.

  A: Are you from an ethnic minority group?

  B: Yes, my nationality is Tujia.

  A: How many people are there in your family?

  B: There are five of us: my grandmother, my parents, an elder sister and me.


  A: How do you get along with your sister?

  B: We get along very well. She is one year senior to me. When I go home during holidays every year, we go boating and mountain-climbing together a lot.

  A: Do you think you are quite extroverted or intorverted?

  B: Well, I always enjoy being with a group of people and chatting with others. But when it comes to reading, I prefer to be by myself. On the whole, I'm quite outgoing.

  A: Why do you want to be a tourist guide?

  B: I like to travel and I also like meeting various kinds of people, so I think guiding Chinese tourist abroad would be very interesting.

  A: What courses have you completed at Beijing Institute of Foreign Language for Tourism?

  B: In addition to English, I have studied Economics of Tourism, Tourist Marketing, Tourist Psychology, Tourist Culures, Tourist Etiquette Science, Guiding Methods and Techniques, Vocational Ethics of Tourism, Law of Tourism, and so on.

  A: Have you learned any other foreign languages other than English?

  B: Yes, I have learned a little French.


  A: What are the responsibilities of a tourist guide?

  B: A tourist guide must be responsible for arranging and coordinating tour activities, and offering service of transportation, accommodations, sightseeing, shopping and entertainment.

  A: Have you ever had any actual experience as a tourist guide?

  B: I have a little experience. I guided a few groups of foreign tourists around Beijing last winter vacation. I showed them to the Great Wall, the Imperial Palace, the Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace.

  A: You know that it's hard work.

  B: Yes, I know. But I don't mind working hard.

  A: I'd like to ask you a few questions. Which river is the longest one in America?

  B: The Mississippi River.

  A: Can you name some large cities in the U.S.A.?

  B: New York, Washington, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Houston, Chicago, only to mention a few among many.


  A: What is the Yellowstone National Park famous for?

  B: It's well-known for its natual geysers.

  A: In which state is the Grand Canyon?

  B: In Arizona.

  A: There is a famous tourist attraction between the U.S.A. and Canada. What is it?

  B: Niagara Falls.

  A: It seems to me that you won't fail to answer any questions. Now tell me when you can start to work here.

  B: I'll come down to Guangzhou as soon as I receive my diploma and bachelor's degree certificate next month.

  A: Is there anything you want to ask about?

  B: No. I only wish that you could give me a definite answer to my application as soon as possible.

  A: OK, I can give you a postive answer right here and now: tomorrow I'm going to send a letter of acceptance to your institute. So you can go back to Beijing at ease.

  B: Thank you, Mr. Zhuang, for your kind offer.

  A: See you then.

  B: See you!