Lesson41:About the Job of a Tourist Guide
798.Why do you want to be a tour guide?
799.I want to be a tour guide because I like to travel and I also like meeting various kinds of people.
800.I think guiding Chinese tourists abroad would be very interesting.
801.What courses have you completed at college?
802. In addition to English，I have studied economics of tourism，tourist marketing， tourist psychology， tourist cultures，tourist etiquette science， guiding methods and techniques，vocational ethics of tourism， law of tourism， and so on.
803. Have you learned any other foreign languages other than English?
804.Yes， I have learned a little French.
805.Were you taught by any foreign teachers?
806. Yes. Foreign teachers from the United States， Canada，England taught us English at college.
807.What are the responsibilities of a tourist guide?
808.A tourist guide must be responsible for arranging and coordinating tour activities， and offering service of transportation， accommodations， sightseeing， shopping and entertainment.
(I= Interviewer主试人 A= Applicant申请人)
I: Hello，Mr. Li. Won't you sit down?
A: Thanks a lot.
I: I'm Weimin Liu，the personnel manager. Nice to meet you.
A: How do you do，Mr. Liu? I'm pleased to see you.
I: Now let's start with your identification. Please tell me your full name.
A: My full name is Ming Li.
I: Where do you come from?
A: I come from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
I: How many people are there in your family?
A: There are five of us：my grandmother，my parents，and elder sister and me.
I: How do you get along with your sister?
A: 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.
I: Do you think you are quite extroverted or introverted?
A: Well，I always enjoy being with a group of people and chatting with others. But when I come to be reading，I prefer to be by myself. On the whole， I'm quite outgoing.
I:Why do you want to be a tour guide?
A: I like to travel and I also like meeting various kinds of people，so I think guiding Chinese tourists abroad would be interesting.
I: What courses have you completed at Beijing Institute of Foreign Languages for Tourism?
A: In addition to English，I have studied economics of tourism，tourist marketing，tourist psychology，tourist cultures，tourist etiquette science，guiding methods and techniques，vocational ethics of tourism，law of tourism， and so on.
I: Have you learned any other foreign languages other than English?
A: Yes，I have learned a little French and German as well.
I: What are the responsibilities of a tourist guide?
A: A tourist guide must be responsible for arranging and coordinating tour activities，and offering service of transportation，accommodations，sightseeing，shopping and entertainment.
I:Have you ever had any actual experience as a tourist guide?
A: I have a little experience. I guided a few groups of foreign tourist 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.
I: Then you may know that it's hard work.
A: Yes，I know. But I don't mind working hard.
I:Have you sat for the National Examinations for Tourist Guides?
A: Yes，I have got a qualification certificate.
I: If we engage you as a guide in Overseas Department， which section do you expect to work in，Asian Section，or European Section， or American Section?
A: I'd like to work in American Section，for my knowledge of America is better than that of the other continents.
I: Speaking of America， I'd like to ask you a few questions. Which river is the longest one in America?
A: The Mississippi River.
I: Can you name some large cities in the U. S.?
A: New York，Washington，San Francisco，Los Angeles，Philadelphia，Boston， Houston， Chicago，only to mention a few among many.
I: What is the Yellowstone National Park famous for?
A: It's well-known for its natural geysters.
I: In which state is the Grand Canyon?
A: In Arizona.
I: There is a famous tourist attraction between the U. S. and Canada. What is it?
A: Niagara Falls.
I: Well， it seems to me that you won't fail to answer any questions. Now tell me when you can start to work here.
A: I'll come down to Guangzhou as soon as I receive my diploma and bachelor's degree certificate next month. Perhaps some-where around July 20.
I: Is there anything you want to ask about?
A: No. I only wish that you could given me a definite answer to my application as soon as possible. If you fail to accept me，I'll have to secure a position elsewhere.
I: I see. Actually，I can give you a positive 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 with ease.
A: Thank you，Mr. Liu，for your kind offer.
I: We'll expect you here next month. See you then.
A: See you later.
1.Now let's start with your identification.
2.I come from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
3. She is one year senior to me.
4.But when I come to be reading，I prefer to be by myself.
5.On the whole，I'm quite outgoing.
6.Have you sat for the National Examinations for Tourist Guides?
你参加过全国导游资格考试吗?sit for a examination参加考试
7.If we engage you as a guide in Overseas Department，which section do you expect to work in，Asian Section，or European Section， or American Section?
8.Speaking of America…
9.Perhaps somewhere around July 20.
10.If you fail to accept me， I'll have to secure a position elsewhere.
Words and Expressions:
the Imperial palace 故宫
the Temple of Heaven 天坛
the Summer Palace 颐和园
only to mention… 仅举几例
natural geysters n.自然喷泉
the Grand Canyon n.大峡谷
Niagara Falls 尼亚加拉瀑布