1. History 2. Demanding but an easy grader 3. The professor graded on a curve 4. The student felt relieved If you are uncertain about the answers to the questions, listen to the audio file again after having read the questions. After you have made all your selections, you may view the answers to see how you did.
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A: "Did you ever take History 231?" B: "Yeah. Last semester." A: "Who was the professor?" B: "It was Professor Johnson." A: "I have him this semester. What do you think about him?" B: "He's a terrible instructor and demands a lot, but fortunately, he's an easy grader." A: "What did you end up getting?" B: "I got an A-. Sounds good, but none of my test scores were that high, so I don't know how I got a decent grade." A: "That's probably because he grades on a curve." B: "Are you enjoying the class so far?" A: "I hate it and I was about to withdrawal. But after hearing your experience, I think I will tough it out." B: "Yes. Definitely stay in the class. You will get a better grade than your test scores. He does that deliberately to make all the students study a lot." A: "Thanks for letting me know. I feel relieved now."