大约一个小时候后，Mr Kola打回电话，但是Mr Ballito外出了，Opal小姐接了电话，并答应将信息转达给Mr
Ballito。Opal小姐根据Mr Kola提供的信息写了一份Miss Melita Fagurian的工作表现报告。Mr
Ballito看后很满意，决定正式录用Miss Melita Fagurian。下面是他们之间的对话。
OPAL: Good morning. Mr Ballito's office.
MR KOLA: Is Mr Ballito there?
OPAL: May I ask who is calling please?
MR KOLA: This is Mr Kola from the National Bank.
OPAL: Oh, good morning, Mr Kola. I'm afraid Mr Ballito isn't in the office at
the moment. Can I help you?
MR KOLA: Is that Opal speaking?
OPAL: Yes it is.
MR KOLA: Oh, Mr Ballito said you would take a message if he wasn't in the
OPAL: Yes, certainly, Mr Kola.
MR KOLA: Well, Mr Ballito phoned me about an hour ago and asked for a
reference for one of my shorthand typists, Melita Fagurian. Well, I've looked up
her personal file and I have the information you want. Shall I dictate it to you
OPAL: Oh, yes please. Then I can type it out ready for Mr Ballito when he
MR KOLA: That'll be fine. Are you ready now?
OPAL: Yes, I'm ready.
MR KOLA: Good. Well. Miss Melita Fagurian, age 19... has worked here for the
past two years.
MR KOLA: Melita Fagurian has worked here for two years as a shorthand typist.
Her attendance has been very good... You know, Opal, she's been absent only
once. She was away for three days.I think she had a cold.It wasn't anything
serious. Oh, er, have you got that?
OPAL: Yes, Mr Kola. I've got Melita Fagurian, 19 years old, worked at the
National Bank for two years. Her attendance was very good. In two years she was
absent only three days.
MR KOLA: Right. She is honest and you can rely on her. She can use a
duplicator and calculating machine. She wants to learn as much as possible so
that she can get a secretarial job... Have you got all that, Opal?
OPAL: Yes, Mr Kola. She's always been punctual, she's honest and reliable.
Miss Fagurian can use a duplicator and a calculating machine. And she's
MR KOLA: Yes, that is the right word for Melita'-- she is "ambitious". Well,
is there anything else you want to know, Opal?
OPAL: No, I don't think so. Thank you, Mr Kola. Goodbye.
MR KOLA: Goodbye.
OPAL: Now I'll start by typing Melita's reference. I'd better take an extra
copy. Melita Fagurian, age 19, has worked at the National Bank for two years.
During this time her attendance and punctuality have been very good. She is
honest and reliable. She can use a duplicator and a calculating machine. Her
ambition is to be a senior secretary and she will work hard to get the job she
MR BALLITO: I'm back, Opal. Are there any messages?
OPAL: Yes, Mr Kola rang with the reference for Melita Fagurian.
MR BALLITO: Oh good.
OPAL: I've typed it out and put it on your desk.
MR BALLITO: Thank you. Is it satisfactory?
OPAL: Yes, it's very satisfactory.
MR BALLITO: Good, then would you write her the usual letter of appointment
offering her the job.
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