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Computer Problems – Listening Lesson

by Oli Redman on March 23, 2015 , No comments

Do you often have problems with computers or other technology? Are you good with technology, and fixing problems? In this free Oxford Online English listening lesson, you can learn some useful words and phrases to discuss technology and computer problems.

Man: What can I do for you?

Woman: Yes, hello, my computer… There’s a problem.

Man: Right, OK. What exactly is wrong with it?

Woman: It’s just terribly slow. It used to be fast, but now I can hardly use it.

Man: I see. Do you have antivirus and anti-malware programs installed?

Woman: Yes…

Man: And do you use them regularly?

Woman: Actually, I turned them off. Warnings kept popping up when I was surfing the Internet, and it was a bit annoying.

Man: Hmm… You know those warnings might have been important?

Woman: Yes, well… Do you think you can fix it?

Man: I’ll take a look. If your computer’s been infected with something, we can try to get rid of it.

Woman: Is that easy?

Man: It depends. Some things you can just delete. Others are more difficult—we might have to reformat your hard drive.

Woman: How much will you charge to fix it?

Man: $100 if it’s simple, $200 if we have to reformat and reinstall your operating system.

Woman: $200?! That’s a good racket you have going here!

Man: Would you like to think it over?

Woman: No, no, I need it fixed. When can I pick it up?

Man: We’ll call you in the next couple of days.

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