NARRATOR:Listen to a conversation between a student and a professor.
MALE PROFESSOR:Hey Jane. You look like you're in a hurry…
FEMALE STUDENT:[sounding harried]Yeah, things're a little crazy.
MALE PROFESSOR:Oh, yeah? What's going on?
FEMALE STUDENT:Oh, it's nothing…[decides to tell him after all but starts out rather hesitantly] Well, since it's your class… I guess it's OK…it's, it's just that I'm having trouble with my group project.
MALE PROFESSOR:Ahh yes. Due next week. What's your group doing again?
FEMALE STUDENT:It's about United States Supreme Court decisions. We're looking at the impact of recent cases on property rights, municipal land use cases, zoning disputes…
MALE PROFESSOR:Right, OK…And it's not going well?
FEMALE STUDENT:[mildly frustrated]Not really. I'm worried about the other two people in my group. They're just sitting back, not really doing their fair share of the work, and waiting for an A.It's kinda stressing me out, because we're getting close to the deadline and I feel like I'm doing everything for this project…
MALE PROFESSOR:Ah, the good old "free-rider" problem.
FEMALE STUDENT:Free rider?
MALE PROFESSOR:Oh, it's just a term that describes this situation: when people in a group seek to get the benefits of being in the group without contributing to the work…Anyway, what exactly do you mean when you say they just sit back? I mean, they've been filing their weekly progress reports with me…
FEMALE STUDENT:Yes, but I feel like I'm doing 90 percent of the work.I hate to sound so negative here, but honestly, they're taking credit for things they shouldn't be taking credit for.Like last week in the library, we decided to split up the research into three parts, and then each of us was supposed to find sources in the library for our parts.I went off to the stacks and found some really good material for my part, but when I got back to our table they were just goofing off and talking.So I went and got material for their sections as well.
MALE PROFESSOR:[gently critical]Hmm, you know you shouldn't do that.
FEMALE STUDENT:I know, but I didn't want to risk the project going down the drain.
MALE PROFESSOR:[sounding a little surprised]I know Theresa and Kevin, I've had both of them in other courses…so I'm familiar with their work, and their work habits.
FEMALE STUDENT:I know, me too, and that's why this has really surprised me.
MALE PROFESSOR:Do you…does your group like your topic?
FEMALE STUDENT:Well, I think we'd all rather focus on cases that deal with personal liberties—questions about freedom of speech, things like that—but I chose property rights…
MALE PROFESSOR:[cutting in]You chose the topic?
FEMALE STUDENT:Yeah, I thought it would be good for us, all of us, to try something new.
MALE PROFESSOR:[suggesting, not criticizing]Maybe that’s part of the problem—maybe Theresa and Kevin aren't that excited about the topic—and since you picked it…Have you thought…talked to them at all about picking a different topic?
FEMALE STUDENT:[not very receptive] But, we've already got all the sources. And it's due next week. We don't have time to start from scratch.
MALE PROFESSOR:OK, well I'll let you go 'cause I know you're so busy. But [trying again] you might…consider talking to your group about your topic choice…
FEMALE STUDENT:[not sounding persuaded] I'll think about it. Gotta run. See you in class.
教授：嗯，也许这就是问题之一。也许Teresa 和Kevin 对这个话题不感冒？还有，主题是你选的，你有想过。。。跟他们讲关于话题选定的问题吗？
it’s, it’s just that I’m having trouble with my group project.
学生开始时候说things’re a little crazy，然后又说了group project的问题。本题可以排除法。A选项，finding sources提到了，但是methods没提到。C选项，
criteria没提到。D选项，似乎有讲到group work，但仔细回想，如何develop skill并没有讲。B选项是正确答案，reason就是其他人不干活，学生觉得自己把活