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[ "A:We need to take the accounts system offline to carry out the upgrade . But don't worry , it won't cause too much inconvenience . We're going to do it over the weekend .", "B: How long will the system be down for ?", "A: We'll be taking everything offline in about two hours ' time . It'll be down for a minimum of twelve hours . If everything goes according to plan , it should be up again by 6 pm on Saturday .", "B: That's fine . We've allowed <MASK> to be on the safe side ." ]
forty-eight hours
50 hours
two hours
Rule 1
12 days
Rule 2
2
[ "A:your mp3 looks so cool . Where did you get it ?", "B: I bought it online .", "A: really ? Do you often shop online ?", "B: yes . I buy most of my daily necessities online .", "A: I've never tried E-shopping . Is it better than shopping at an actual store ?", "B: yes , much better . You can log in a website , browse through many items and categories comfortably at home , order the goods , pay by credit or debit card , and the goods will be delivered to your home .", "A: sounds good , and I don't have to queue up at the cashier .", "B: and you can still go \" window shopping \" just like in a real shopping mall .", "A: well , are there any other advantages ?", "B: yes , most of the shops are closed at 22 or even earlier , but the internet operates <MASK> a day , seven days a week , and can be accessed anywhere .", "A: are there many choices of online shopping ?", "B: sure . You can buy almost anything you can think of .", "A: perhaps I should have a try ." ]
24 hours
none
22 hours
Rule 2
seven seconds
Rule 2
3
[ "A:Anne , would you please come in for a while ? Please also bring along the minutes of yesterday's management meeting .", "B: Of course , sir ... Here's the minutes of the meeting .", "A: How long did the meeting last ?", "B: The meeting was delayed by <MASK> and it lasted for two and a half hours .", "A: Did the chairman ask for me ?", "B: Yes , I told him that you were very ill and couldn't attend .", "A: All right . Have you handed in my report to him ?", "B: Yes , I did . Besides , here are all the reports and materials handed out in the meeting . I think you'll have to do some replies .", "A: Thank you , Anne . You've done an excellent job . Did they mention the date for the next meeting ?", "B: No , they didn't . The chairman said he would send a memo to all managers by the end of this week informing them of the date of the next meeting ." ]
thirty minutes
forty five minutes
two and half hours
Rule 1
2 seconds
Rule 3
4
[ "A:Our factory locates at a village in the east of the city . The area of it is 3,600 square meters .", "B: We'd like to visit the factory . Can you show me the way ?", "A: That's OK ! We'll take you to have a tour . Please follow me .", "B: How many shifts are there in your factory ?", "A: There are two shifts now in total .", "B: What about your company's QC management ?", "A: We established the strict QC standards and we have followed it for <MASK> with good results .", "B: Where are the workers from ? From the villages nearby ?", "A: Most of them live in the city . We provide free commuter buses for the workers . Besides , we built the dormitory building for the workers on night shift .", "B: It sounds nice . We can't wait to visiting the factory ." ]
about five years
more than one and half year
about 36 days
Rule 2
about 14 hours
Rule 3
5
[ "A:Hey , Ann . Wake up . It's time to get out of bed .", "B: Oh , Dad . Do I have to get up right now ?", "A: Yes , or you'll be late .", "B: Why didn't my alarm go off today ?", "A: It went off <MASK> .", "B: I must have slept right through it .", "A: Rise and shine .", "B: OK . I know ." ]
30 minutes ago
12 minutes ago
14 hours ago
Rule 3
two seconds ago
Rule 3
6
[ "A:Good morning , Mr Zhang , I wonder whether you have got an answer from your superior .", "B: Yes , we had a meting about it yesterday afternoon .", "A: What's the answer ?", "B: We decided that we could agree to your price , but we are a bit worried about the slow delivery .", "A: Let me see . I quoted your delivery in <MASK> , didn't I ?", "B: Yes , but we hope that the wool could reach us as soon as possible .", "A: I thought you would be worried about it . So I rang Auckland last night . As you are our biggest customer , they agreed to ship the order on the first vessel available that will leave Auckland next month .", "B: Good , if you agree we'll draft the agreement right away and sign it then .", "A: By all means ." ]
three months
two months
one hour
Rule 3
five years
Rule 3
7
[ "A:Good afternoon , madam . How can I help you ?", "B: Well , I am a little bit out of shape . I think I should get some exercise to keep fit . what kind of service do you offer ?", "A: First of all , we'll tailor a work-out plan according to your physical conditions and your personal needs .", "B: How can you get that done ?", "A: Well , we give each of our customers a qualified personal trainer . The trainer will give you a fitness assessment and then come up with the work-out plan .", "B: What else ?", "A: Since everyone is different , your personal trainer will help you find out all the exercise equipments that are suitable for you fitness level . Then you'll be taught all the necessary techniques to use these equipments and achieve your goal .", "B: Sounds pretty good . How much do you charge ?", "A: That depends . We offer membership for one month , half a year and one year .", "B: Perhaps <MASK> . I'll just have a try at first .", "A: Wise decision . that is 400 yuan . You'll find it's totally worth it .", "B: OK , I'll take it ." ]
one month
none
4 minutes
Rule 2
one hour
Rule 2
8
[ "A:I would love to rent this apartment .", "B: I ' m happy to hear you say that .", "A: How much are you asking for every month ?", "B: I ' m renting this apartment out for $ 1050 a month .", "A: That is quite a lot of money for just <MASK> .", "B: That is a fair price .", "A: What do you say to $ 850 a month ?", "B: That ' s no good .", "A: It ' s either $ 850 or nothing at all .", "B: I won ' t go any lower than $ 1050 .", "A: Could you please go lower ?", "B: That ' s the best I can do ." ]
one month
none
10 days
Rule 2
50 minutes
Rule 2
9
[ "A:How is your English ability ?", "B: Not bad . I ' m proficient in both written and spoken English .", "A: Could you tell me something about your English education ?", "B: I studied English in junior and senior high school . And in college , I took English conversation lessons . They were given by foreign tutors .", "A: Have you passed College English Test Band 4 or Band 6 ?", "B: Band 6 .", "A: Great . Can you file in English ?", "B: I ' m afraid I can ' t , but I'd be glad to learn .", "A: You would be using a lot of English in this job . Can you manage English conversation ?", "B: Yes , I think I can . I often talk to foreigners at English corner held twice a week at my college . They say my English is pretty good .", "A: Excellent . How is your English ability in reading and writing ?", "B: I have been attending an evening course in English writing for <MASK> and I often read novels , magazines and newspapers in English .", "A: Oh , I see ." ]
2 years
3 years
6 months
Rule 2
60 years
Rule 2
10
[ "A:How do you do , Mr . Johnson ? I'm Thomas .", "B: How do you do ?", "A: I'm coming for the job you've advertised in yesterday's newspaper .", "B: OK . What's your working experience ?", "A: I have worked for IBM for <MASK> .", "B: How do your experiences benefit our company ?", "A: I know the marketing from top to bottom and I can develop a new market for you .", "B: Are you aware of the aspects of this position and do you feel you are qualified ?", "A: Yes , I understand my qualification and your needs by researching your company .", "B: If you enter this company , what section would you like to work in ?", "A: If possible , I'd like to be positioned in the International Trade Department .", "B: Then , what starting salary do you expect ?", "A: I'd like to start at RIB 4,000 a month ." ]
three years
5 and half years
a month
Rule 1
40 hours
Rule 2
11
[ "A:Good afternoon . I believe that this house is for sale .", "B: That's right .", "A: May I have a look at it please ?", "B: Yes , of course . Come in .", "A: How long have you lived here ?", "B: I have lived here for <MASK> .", "A: Twenty years ! That's a long time .", "B: Yes , I have been here since 1976 .", "A: Then why do you want to sell it ?", "B: Because I have just retired . I want to buy a small house in the country .", "A: How much does this house cost ?", "B: 6850 pound .", "A: That's a lot of money !", "B: It's worth every penny of it .", "A: Well , I like the house , but I can't decide yet . My wife must see it first .", "B: Women always have the last word ." ]
twenty years
none
50 days
Rule 2
76 hours
Rule 2
12
[ "A:Come in , please .", "B: Good morning , sir !", "A: Good morning , please make yourself comfortable .", "B: Thank you , sir .", "A: Your name and examination number , please .", "B: My name is Du Tao , number 3 .", "A: Pardon ?", "B: Du Tao . D-U for Du and T-A - 0 for Tao .", "A: Yes , Mr . Du , when were you born ?", "B: I was born on January 1st , 1988 . I ' m <MASK> now .", "A: Where do you live ?", "B: I ' m living at Room 222 , Building 18 , N . P . U .", "A: Can you leave me your phone number ?", "B: Gladly , 8962105 2 ." ]
20 years old
33 years old
3 years old
Rule 2
88 years old
Rule 2
13
[ "A:Thank you for purchasing your new mattress with us .", "B: No , thank you .", "A: Would you like us to deliver the mattress for you , sir ?", "B: That would be great .", "A: When do you want it delivered ?", "B: I need it delivered tomorrow . Will that be possible ?", "A: What time exactly ?", "B: I need it delivered at 12 o'clock .", "A: We can have it to you at that time .", "B: That's not a problem ?", "A: We will deliver your mattress tomorrow at <MASK> .", "B: That's great ! Thank you very much ." ]
12 o'clock
1 o'clock
12:00 AM
Rule 2
9:00 PM
Rule 3
14
[ "A:What is this eviction notice for ?", "B: The notice you received is a <MASK> notice to vacate .", "A: Are you kidding me ?", "B: I mentioned to you before that you need to keep up with your rent . This notice to evict is letting you know that I mean business .", "A: You can ' t just throw me out on the street !", "B: You have 30 days to catch up on your rent , or a sheriff will evict you .", "A: Will you still throw me out if I make the rent payment ?", "B: You can stay , but you might think about looking for a less expensive living arrangement if you are having trouble making the payments .", "A: I am going to take care of the rent payment right now .", "B: Thank you . The payment needs to be in the form of cash or a cashier ' s check ." ]
30 - day
none
30-hour
Rule 2
65-day
Rule 3
15
[ "A:I want to go house shopping , and I want to know what I can afford to buy .", "B: There is a formula that can help us figure that out . What is your annual salary ?", "A: I earn sixty-five thousand dollars per year .", "B: What is the length of time that you have worked at the job you have now ?", "A: I have been at the job I now have for <MASK> , and I have been with the company for 6 years total .", "B: Do you receive any other income ?", "A: I own a small rental unit with a partner , and I receive five hundred dollars a month from that unit .", "B: Do you know what your credit score is ?", "A: I don ' t know , but the last time I checked , it was very good !", "B: You are in good shape . Figuring in your other expenses , you can easily afford a house costing seven hundred thousand or maybe even a little more !" ]
2 years
3 years
a month
Rule 1
65 years
Rule 2
16
[ "A:I need to get some business cards printed up .", "B: Do you know how many you need ?", "A: I think I can get by with 2,000 .", "B: We can get started as soon as you fill out this form .", "A: I hope you can make the new cards just like my old cards .", "B: You won't be able to tell the difference with a magnifying glass .", "A: ... Okay , I'm through . Here's the form and my old card .", "B: Very good . You can pick up your order in <MASK> .", "A: Now that I think of it , three days is better than seven .", "B: We can do that , but you'll have to pay a little extra ." ]
one week
none
three days
Rule 1
2 months
Rule 2
17
[ "A:Hello . I would like to buy some business cards .", "B: Excellent . How many would you like ?", "A: Two thousand would be fine .", "B: You need to fill out this form , please .", "A: All I want is the same thing on this card .", "B: That will be no problem , sir .", "A: ... Okay , I'm finished . Here's your form and my old card .", "B: Very good , sir . Your order will be ready in <MASK> .", "A: Do you think you could finish it in three days ?", "B: No problem , sir . But it will cost you extra ." ]
one week
10 days
3 hours
Rule 2
2000 seconds
Rule 2
18
[ "A:Would you like to travel ?", "B: Oh , yes . I often went on business trips in <MASK> .", "A: How many languages can you speak in addition to your mother tongue ?", "B: I speak English and French in addition to my mother tongue , Chinese .", "A: That's fine . What salary do you get at your present position ?", "B: My present monthly salary is $ 1,500 .", "A: We'll start you off with a base salary of $ 20,000 a year , with bonuses that can add up to $ 40,000 . A company car , and a company pension scheme . Is that acceptable to you ?", "B: I think so .", "A: Excellent . Well , thank you very much , Mr . B , and you'll be hearing from us in the next few days , either way .", "B: Thank you . Mr . A , and I certainly hope the answer will be favorable . Goodbye ." ]
the past six years
the past six months
15 days
Rule 2
20 hours
Rule 2
19
[ "A:I'm about to run out of business cards . I need some new ones .", "B: We can print as many as you like . Just tell me how many .", "A: Two thousand should get me through the year .", "B: Here's a form to get you started .", "A: My old card is perfect , so all I want you to do is copy it exactly .", "B: I think you'll be very pleased with how well we duplicate your old card .", "A: ... Here you go", "B: Thanks . Come back here next Wednesday to pick up your order , please .", "A: I'm sorry , but can you give me a <MASK> turnaround ?", "B: If you don't mind paying a little extra , it's absolutely no problem ." ]
three-day
one week
year
Rule 1
two-hour
Rule 2
20
[ "A:If we employ you , what starting salary would you expect ?", "B: I'd like to start at 3000 yuan a month .", "A: I think your background and experience are worth the compensation .", "B: Does it include bonuses ?", "A: No , there are annual bonuses , <MASK> paid vacation a year , and health insurance .", "B: Very good ." ]
one week
two week
a year
Rule 1
3 minutes
Rule 2
21
[ "A:Lucy , you ' re back . How was your first day of school ?", "B: It was great . I had a really good time .", "A: What classes did you have ?", "B: Well , I had English from 9 o'clock to 11 o'clock , art from <MASK> , and math from 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock .", "A: What do you think about the teachers ?", "B: To be honest , I liked all of them , except for the math teacher . Though he must be quite young , he seem like an old person . He ' s so boring !", "A: That ' s too bad . How was your English teacher ?", "B: She was great . In today ' s class , she gave us a lecture on how to be a good student . She told us not to arm for exams , and to pay more attention on communicating than memorizing .", "A: Where is she from ?", "B: She said that she ' s from a small town in the middle of America .", "A: Were you able to understand everything that she said ?", "B: Not everything , but nearly . She speaks very clearly and doesn ' t use very complex words so that it is easy for us to understand her .", "A: She sounds like a good teacher . Do you think you ' ll pass her class ?", "B: Yes ... with flying colors !", "A: What does that mean ?", "B: It ' s a new phrase that she taught us today . It means that I will not only pass the class , but I will do extremely well !", "A: If you like the class this much already , I ' m sure you will .", "B: I hope so .", "A: did she give you any homework ?", "B: not today . She said she wanted us to relax tonight instead of doing homework ,", "A: no wonder you like the class so much ." ]
12 o'clock to 2 o'clock
11 o'clock to 1 o'clock
12:00 AM to 4:00 AM
Rule 3
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Rule 3
22
[ "A:Good morning , Mr Wang .", "B: Good morning . What time is it now ?", "A: It's just <MASK> .", "B: I'm on time today", "A: Yes , you're on time . Are you often late ?", "B: Yes , quite often .", "A: You must leave home earlier today .", "B: No , I left home at 6:30 as usual .", "A: Why are you so early today ?", "B: Because the traffic is not crowded ." ]
nine o'clock
eight o'clock
12:00 AM
Rule 3
8:00 PM
Rule 3
23
[ "A:I think these patterns are quite good . Can you give me a price indication of these ?", "B: Of course , it's my pleasure . We'll quote you the lowest price prevailing .", "A: Thank you very much . If your price is suitable , then we can make further discussion of contract .", "B: Here is our price list , our terms are cash within three months of date of delivery , if you can pay it within <MASK> . we'll give you a discount of 10 % .", "A: Very good . How many goods do you have ?", "B: Can you tell me how many goods you intend to order ?", "A: We want to order 900 dozen .", "B: The most we can offer you at present is 600 dozen ." ]
one month
two and half month
three days
Rule 2
10 seconds
Rule 2
24
[ "A:Excuse me , is this personnel division ?", "B: Yes . What can I do for you ?", "A: I came about your advertisement for a senior production planner .", "B: What ' s your name ?", "A: My name is Li Jean .", "B: You have been in Peking University , hadn't you ?", "A: Yes , <MASK> .", "B: What degree do you have now ? :", "A: Master of Marketing Management .", "B: Do you have any experience in this field ?", "A: Yes . I worked at AB Company .", "B: Why are you interested in the position ?", "A: Because you need a senior production planner who is good at mathematics and fluent in English . I think I am fit for the position .", "B: All right . If we decide to hire you , we'd pay you 5,000 yuan a month at the start . How do you think about it ?", "A: That's very good ." ]
seven years
six years
a month
Rule 1
50 minutes
Rule 2
25
[ "A:Hey , This is your order .", "B: Are you new here ? I come to this coffeehouse often . But I didn't see you here before .", "A: Yes . I started this part-time job just <MASK> . And my internship will last 1 week . I'm still a student now .", "B: Do you mind if I ask you why you've taken the part-time job here ?", "A: Of course not . You know , there are many foreign customers like you here . And I think it's good for me to improve my oral English .", "B: Oh , are you an English student ? Or you just study English for interest's sake ?", "A: No , I'm not an English student . But I do like English . I'm going to be a volunteer in the 2008 Olympics where I want to be helpful with the language . So I try to improve my English .", "B: Very nice . Thank you for your time .", "A: Thank you , sir . But I'm not allowed to accept any tips .", "B: OK then . I don't want to put you in trouble .", "A: Well , would you like something else ? The new-made cafe parfait is really good . Want some ?", "B: OK . But I'd like some cookies .", "A: Sure . If you want more coffee , please go over there . There is self-help coffee maker .", "B: I surely know that . Don't forget that I am a regular customer here .", "A: Oops . Well , wait for a while . We'll get it done quickly .", "B: It's OK . Thank you ." ]
three days ago
one day ago
one and half month ago
Rule 2
20 seconds
Rule 2
26
[ "A:Finally the class is over . Be quick . Ben must have been waiting for long .", "B: Oh , I am so tired . My back is sore and my neck hurts .", "A: That's normal . You have been sitting for <MASK> , with your attention highly concentrated .", "B: You are wrong , Shirley . I was always absent-minded in the class . I meant to concentrate on the class , but I was just so tired . Maybe I am old .", "A: No . You are just burning yourself out these days . Have a good rest and you will feel energetic again .", "B: One of my friends took the Adult College Entrance Exam last year . He filled the school column with his name , and his score was relinquished .", "A: How could he make such a silly mistake ?", "B: He said he hadn't taken any exams for ten years , and couldn't get used to it immediately . He was extremely nervous then .", "A: He lost a very good chance to go to college , didn't he ?", "B: Yeah . The test was fairly easy and almost every test-taker could pass that exam . Adult College Entrance Exam is much easier than college entrance exam . And there are fewer subjects .", "A: That's a very good lesson . We must familiarize ourselves with the exam from now on ." ]
three hours
four hours
ten years
Rule 1
three seconds
Rule 3
27
[ "A:If I understand the terms correctly , the length of the contract would be one year with a one-year option . Is that correct ?", "B: Do you mean the contract for equipment rental or the one for training ?", "A: I was under the impression that both contracts had the same terms .", "B: Yes and no . Let me see if I can clarify that . The terms are the same except that the contract for training has a clause that allows for the cancellation after the first six months .", "A: Could you elaborate on that ?", "B: Sure . What I mean is that either side could cancel the training contract after the six months as long as it's in writing .", "A: Let me see if I have that right . This contract is for six months of training , but if it isn't cancelled , continues for another <MASK> . Is that right ?", "B: Yes , that's right .", "A: Okay , that's clear enough . Let's move on to the other terms ." ]
six months
none
six days
Rule 2
one year
Rule 1
28
[ "A:Mr . Emory , I ' d like to take this afternoon off if it's all right with you .", "B: But Steven , you've called in sick 3 times during <MASK> .", "A: I know , Mr . Emory . I'm sorry . But I really need to see the doctor this afternoon . I feel dizzy and I can't concentrate on my work .", "B: All right , then . But don't forget to bring a doctors note tomorrow .", "A: OK , thank you !" ]
the last three weeks
last 12 days
last 3 hours
Rule 2
last 15 seconds
Rule 3
29
[ "A:Excuse me . How long has it been since the business was founded ?", "B: It has been 12 years since it was founded in 1998 .", "A: So , it has a history for more than a decade ?", "B: Yes . And it was incorporated with other businesses in <MASK> due to the global financial crisis ." ]
2008
2010
1998
Rule 1
2012
Rule 3
30
[ "A:Hi , I would like to send this package to China , and these postcards as well .", "B: Very well . You will need some stamps for the postcards and I need to weigh that package , too .", "A: Great . How much is this going to cost ?", "B: Well , it depends . Do you want to send it via priority , express or standard mail ?", "A: What ' s the difference ?", "B: Well , standard mail can take up to fifteen working days . Priority is a bit faster and will arrive in <MASK> working days . Express is the fastest , but it ' s also the most expensive . It only takes three days and you can track your package online .", "A: I see . Well , there ' s no rush . Please send it via priority mail . Please be extra careful , the contents of the package are fragile ." ]
about five to eight
three to four
25
Rule 3
56
Rule 3
31
[ "A:I am really exhausted , you know , I have been working without the weekend for <MASK> . My boss always asks us to work overtime .", "B: Does your boss pay you for the over-time work ?", "A: No . But he provides free meals and sometimes gives us some small gifts . Many of us get very tired of this , and we'd rather have weekends than stay in the office .", "B: He should know that this is against the Labor Law in our country . Legally , employees should get double pay if asked to do extra work during the weekend or on holidays .", "A: We all know about that , but we have no choice . The chairman of the trade union says he is going to negotiate with the management .", "B: I suggest that you go to the lawyers ' office to get some help .", "A: That's a good idea . I think we will soon come to a solution to the problem ." ]
two weeks
three weeks
10 years
Rule 3
5 minutes
Rule 3
32
[ "A:What were you and Richard talking about earlier ? It looked intense .", "B: Yeah , Richard said something to me that I didn't appreciate .", "A: Oh , no . I know how insensitive he can be . What has he done now ?", "B: He asked me how long it took me to learn English .", "A: But , you were born and raised in California !", "B: Yeah , but I get that sometimes . It doesn't matter how many generations my family has lived in the U . S . , we'll always be foreigners in their eyes .", "A: What a racist ! How can you stand working with the guy ?", "B: You know , Richard isn't such a bad guy . He made the comment out of ignorance , not malice .", "A: So , what did you say when he asked you how long it took you to learn English ?", "B: I told him 28 years . And , he knows I'm <MASK> old since I just celebrated my birthday last week . He was puzzled for a minute , and then he got it .", "A: Are you sure he really got the message ?", "B: Yeah , I'm pretty sure since I then asked him how long it took him to learn English .", "A: That's hilarious ! What did he say ?", "B: He said , ' 36 years , ' and we both laughed about it . He apologized and now , it's all good .", "A: I'm glad . I bet he won't make that mistake again ." ]
28 years
none
36 years
Rule 1
14 months
Rule 3
33
[ "A:Good morning . Wilson Association .", "B: This is Mr Brown speaking . I'd like to speak to Mr . Thomas , please .", "A: I'm sorry , but Mr.Thomas left the office a few minutes ago .", "B: That's bad ! I've been trying to call him for the last ten minutes , but your line has been busy . Will he be back soon ?", "A: I'm afraid not . He's gone for the rest of the day .", "B: Is there anywhere I can reach him ?", "A: I don't believe so . He's going out of town on business . May I take a message ?", "B: I have a business appointment with him for <MASK> , but I'm afraid I can't make it .", "A: Would you care to make another appointment ?", "B: Unfortunately , I'm leaving town rather unexpectedly , and I may be gone for several days .", "A: I see . I can tell Mr.Thomas that you phoned .", "B: Thank you .", "A: Bye-bye ." ]
tomorrow morning at ten o'clock
tomorrow morning at nine o'clock
today morning at ten o'clock
Rule 2
today evening at 6 o'clock
Rule 3
34
[ "A:Good afternoon , Mrs.Vale . Please sit down .", "B: Thank you .", "A: Did you work as a salesperson before , Mrs.Vale ?", "B: Only as a clerk in a store .", "A: I see . Well , consulting is a little different .", "B: I'm a quick learner , Mr.Jenkins .", "A: Umm hmm . Do you have a diver's license ?", "B: Yes , and I'm a very good driver .", "A: Fine . We provide a company car for our consultants .", "B: Do I have to travel a lot ?", "A: Oh yes-five days a week . You have to visit customers all over the territory .", "B: But how will I get to know the products ?", "A: You'll have to attend a <MASK> course . If you do well , the job is yours .", "B: How much is the salary ?", "A: Starting salary is $ 150 a week-plus commissions , of course .", "B: How much commission do your consultants get ?", "A: Five percent .", "B: Well , I'm very interested in the job .", "A: Fine . The next course starts a week from tomorrow .", "B: Thank you .", "A: Good luck to you ." ]
three-week
one-week
50-week
Rule 2
5-second
Rule 2
35
[ "A:Good afternoon , Mrs.Vale.Please sit down .", "B: Thank you .", "A: Did you work as a salesperson before , Mrs.Vale ?", "B: Only as a clerk in a store .", "A: I see . Well , consulting is a little different .", "B: I'm a quick leamer , Mr.Jenkins .", "A: Umm hmm.Do you have a diver's license ?", "B: Yes , and I'm a very good driver .", "A: Fine.We provide a company car for our consultants .", "B: Do I have to travel a lot ?", "A: Oh yes-five days a week.You have to visit customers all over the territory .", "B: But how will I get to know the products ?", "A: You'll have to attend a <MASK> course . If you do well , the job is yours .", "B: How much is the salary ?", "A: Starting salary is $ 150 a week-plus commissions , of course .", "B: How much commission do your consultants get ?", "A: Five percent .", "B: Well , I'm very interested in the job .", "A: Fine.The next course starts a week from tomorrow .", "B: Thank you .", "A: Good luck to you ." ]
three-week
two-week
five-week
Rule 2
15-hour
Rule 2
36
[ "A:This is today ' s schedule . At eight thirty , conference with the department managers . At 9 o ' clock , live for the workshop where you ' ll award prizes to the stafffor preventatives .", "B: That ' s great . What are the prizes ?", "A: 3000 RIB as bonus for each person .", "B: To encourage the staff increases .", "A: Ok . Next thing is laying the corner-stone for the new plant at 10 AM . At <MASK> , back here for lunch .", "B: What about the afternoon ?", "A: At 2 PM , give a presentation here with the press . At four o ' clock sharp , have dinner with Mr . Smith , manager of NCC ." ]
12:00 AM
1:00 AM
2:00 PM
Rule 1
9:00 PM
Rule 2
37
[ "A:Hello . Green Trading Company . What can I do for you ?", "B: I'm Mr.Stephen ' s secretary . He has an appointment with Mr.Green today .", "A: Yes . It'll be at <MASK> .", "B: I'm afraid we have to reschedule it .", "A: Didn't we make that appointment a long time ago ?", "B: I'm very sorry . But Mr.stephen must leave for Hong Kong right away .", "A: How about Friday afternoon ?", "B: That'll be fine ." ]
three o'clock this afternoon
eleven o'clock this morning
five o'clock this morning
Rule 3
eleven o'clock this evening
Rule 3
38
[ "A:You see , the bungee participants take a deep breath when they stand at the starting spot and then , like diving , their heads are over heels and they jump off into the realm of the combination of heaven and earth The wind roars at their ears and their bodies rapidly descend . They do not even have enough time to do several gymnastic movements and they are rebounded to the upper air by the cord .", "B: Entrusting life to the care of a rope indeed requires infinite courage .", "A: A young French fellow recalled his first bungee experience and said , When I fastened the cord and walked to the platform , I was extremely nervous . When I looked down , I was nervous even more.If the cord had broken , I would be knocked to bake meat . However , I knew my worries were unwanted . I was afraid if I retreated others might say something about me . I had to harden my heart and impose my head downward . I only felt wind wiring at my ears . My body rapidly descended . I thought that after only seven or eight seconds I was rebounded to upper air by the cord . In fact it was 30 seconds . Maybe because of my nervousness , I only felt seven or <MASK> . When rebounding to the high altitude , I felt a sudden sense of relief . I did not feel nervous very much , but very comfortable .", "B: It is hard to come by in life that you experience this kind of comfortable !" ]
eight seconds
none
30 seconds
Rule 1
eight hours
Rule 2
39
[ "A:are you working overtime again ? Over <MASK> , you have worked overtime every day without a break ! Your company is draining the life out of you !", "B: I know , but I don't have a choice , my boss has complete control over our work schedules . I haven't made it out of the office before 9 PM a single day this week .", "A: Well , I hope they're paying you the big bucks for all this work ...", "B: No , not exactly , I'm working for minimum wage.And they don't give extra pay for overtime . Overtime is our own time .", "A: What ? ! Isn't there a law against that , I think there is some legislation that requires employers to give their employees a fair rate of wages . You should know your rights ! If you are putting in so many hours , they should give you some kind of compensation .", "B: They do give bonuses at the end of the year for the employees with highest productivity numbers , but frankly , it's not much of an incentive . They give us a bonus of ten dollars .", "A: That's just wrong ! why don't you just quit ?", "B: I would , but I'm afraid I would't be able to find another job . I don't have very many job marketable skills , there aren't so many jobs that I'm qualified for .", "A: it sounds like any job will be better than the one you have now !" ]
the last two weeks
the last three weeks
the last 9 months
Rule 2
the last 10 years
Rule 2
40
[ "A:Good morning , Mr . Smith .", "B: Good morning , Jamie . What time is it now ?", "A: It is 9 o'clock now .", "B: I see . What is today's schedule ?", "A: You have two meetings today . One is at 10 am , and the other is at <MASK> . After the meeting , you will have dinner with Mr . Brown at the Chinese restaurant in Sister Hotel .", "B: OK . Can you prepare things for the meeting in the meeting room ? Make enough copies of the handouts .", "A: No problem . Do you need the OHP ?", "B: Yes . I am going to show them some slides in the meeting . Can you call Mr . Brown to remind him of the dinner this evening ?", "A: OK . Do you want to ask the receptionist to wait for our customers at the receptionist counter before the meeting ?", "B: That would be great ! You are really a good employee ." ]
2:00 PM
11:00 AM
9:00 PM
Rule 2
2:00 AM
Rule 2
41
[ "A:So , you ' re applying for a B2 visa , where is your final destination and what ' s the purpose of your trip to the United States ?", "B: I ' m going to visit my brother . he ' s just had a baby . He lives in Minneapolis .", "A: And how long do you you plan to remain in the United States ?", "B: I ' ll be here for approximately three weeks . See , here ' s my return ticket for <MASK> .", "A: And , who is sponsoring your trip ?", "B: My brother , here , this is an invitation letter from him . I will stay with him and his family in their home .", "A: Alright , tell me about the ties you have to your home country .", "B: Well , I own a house . actually , I ' m leaving my dog there with my neighbors . I have a car at home , and oh , my job ! I ' m employed by Tornal as an engineer . Actually , I only have three weeks ' vacation , so I have to go back to work at the end of March .", "A: And what evidence do you have that you are financially independent ?", "B: Well , I do have assets in my country . like I said , I own a house , and see , here ' s a bank statement showing my investments , and my bank balance .", "A: I ' m sorry , sir , we cannot grant you a B2 visa at this time , instead , you are granted a resident visa ! Congratulations , you are the millionth person to apply for a visa ! You win ! Congratulations !" ]
the twenty-sixth of March
the twenty-eighth of March
the third of June
Rule 2
the third of October
Rule 2
42
[ "A:So , you ' re applying for a B2 visa , where is your final destination and what ' s the purpose of your trip to the United States ?", "B: I ' m going to visit my brother . he ' s just had a baby . He lives in Minneapolis .", "A: And how long do you you plan to remain in the United States ?", "B: I ' ll be here for approximately <MASK> . See , here ' s my return ticket for the twenty-sixth of March .", "A: And , who is sponsoring your trip ?", "B: My brother , here , this is an invitation letter from him . I will stay with him and his family in their home .", "A: Alright , tell me about the ties you have to your home country .", "B: Well , I own a house . actually , I ' m leaving my dog there with my neighbors . I have a car at home , and oh , my job ! I ' m employed by Tornal as an engineer . Actually , I only have three weeks ' vacation , so I have to go back to work at the end of March .", "A: And what evidence do you have that you are financially independent ?", "B: Well , I do have assets in my country . like I said , I own a house , and see , here ' s a bank statement showing my investments , and my bank balance .", "A: I ' m sorry , sir , we cannot grant you a B2 visa at this time , instead , you are granted a resident visa ! Congratulations , you are the millionth person to apply for a visa ! You win ! Congratulations !" ]
three weeks
15 days
26 minutes
Rule 2
3 months
Rule 2
43
[ "A:Hello , this is Francis from XYZ Company . I would like to discuss with you about a new project some time next week . Do you have time to meet ?", "B: Well , I am not sure . Lets me check my agenda", "A: Ok .", "B: I am free on Tuesday afternoon from 2 PM to 4 PM , is it convenient for you ?", "A: It is ok with me . So I will be arriving at your office around 2 <MASK> . Do you have a projector in your room ? I would like to show you some related charts", "B: Yes , there is . See you then ." ]
fifteen PM
thirty PM
two AM
Rule 2
four AM
Rule 2
44
[ "A:First of all , thank you for accepting this job .", "B: It ' s my pleasure .", "A: What are your salary expectations ?", "B: Would you please tell me about your pay skill first ?", "A: We ' ll offer you a monthly salary to begin with , in addition , we offer one percent commission and all your sales . You also enjoy life insurance and health insurance . What ' s starting salary would you expect here ?", "B: They sum my skills and experience . I ' d like to start it with 4000 yuan a month .", "A: That sounds reasonable .", "B: Do I have paid vacation ?", "A: Yes , you have 2 weeks paid vacation a year , and you get it additional week after 4 years , and then again , after <MASK> if you decide to stay that long , we promote from within based on performance , so there is an excellent chance that you could become a sales manager or even a region manager ." ]
9 years
2 years
a month
Rule 1
2 days
Rule 2
45
[ "A:Do you have any other questions ?", "B: Yes , may I ask something about the salary and benefits in your company ?", "A: According to our regulations , you will be on probation for the first three months .", "B: What is the salary while on probation ?", "A: In this period , you can only get the basic salary , 2,500 yuan per month .", "B: That sounds fine .", "A: The salary will be deposited into the bank on the 15th every month . Your salary will be raised every year in October , depending on your performance .", "B: Are there paid holidays ?", "A: Yes , you may enjoy a <MASK> holiday in the first year . After that , you can have two more days each year ." ]
seven-day
20-day
three months
Rule 1
2-minute
Rule 2
46
[ "A:Our productivity has been down for <MASK> now . I'm seriously considering pulling in an outside consultant to diagnose the cause of our problematic areas . I think we'd all benefit from an outsider's perspective . Sometimes we're just too closed to the problems to see the forest for the trees .", "B: I think that's a good idea . You know I got a golfing buddy that runs a consultant firm . He's an expert in organizational comunication.He does't come cheap , but he's an expert in this field.Maybe he could help get things on track .", "A: Do you have his card ? What's in his portfolio ? Which firm has he worked for in the past ?", "B: He's done staff for Microsoft and Boeing . I think he's been involved with Siemens ' training evaluations as well . I'll get you his card , you can give him a call ." ]
more than six months
more than seven months
more than five minutes
Rule 3
more than 20 years
Rule 3
47
[ "A:It's going to strike <MASK> . Let's get the firecrackers ready , Rose .", "B: Aren't firecrackers forbidden in the city ?", "A: Well yes , but they are not allowed only in downtown areas . It's OK here . It would be difficult to ban customs that have thousands of years of tradition . The habit does bring kids joy and excitement so long as precautions are taken . Let's go out and set off firecrackers out there .", "B: Fantastic ! The whole city is echoing with crackling sounds !", "A: What other activities will you have tomorrow ?", "B: Quite a lot . The celebration of the New Year has just started . The first day we southerners have sweet rice cakes for breakfast , and people in the North have Jiaozi . Afterward , we will make New Year calls on family relatives , husband's side on the first day and wife's side on the second .", "A: Do you bring some gifts along ?", "B: That's for sure . Fruit , cream cakes , medical tonics are often for parents and aged relatives , and cash enclosed in a red envelope for the kids . All this , of course , should be well prepared beforehand .", "A: Is it the same practice for all families ?", "B: Not all the same nowadays I must say . Many families , especially those of newly married couples , choose to make an overseas trip to escape the routines . Rose and I had a tour to Singapore , Malaysia , Thailand and Hong Kong last year . We stayed there for two weeks until the last day of the holiday .", "A: I really appreciate the way you Chinese people exchange feelings . The holiday's long enough for you to relax .", "B: Well , for city dwellers , the Spring Festival is a holiday of seven days . While in the country where traditions are still heavily emphasized , the festival lasts ten days ." ]
12 o'clock
New Year
2:00 PM
Rule 2
7:00 AM
Rule 2
48
[ "A:I would like to ask for <MASK> off next week . Do you think the manager will agree ? I know it is the busy time for our company , but I do have some important things to handle .", "B: Well , it is hard to say . At least you need to come up with a good reason .", "A: Actually , it is my mother ' s wedding . My parents divorced many years ago . Now she is ready to establish a new family . It is a special occasion . I ' Ve got to be there , right ?", "B: Yes , you should be there . Go find the manager and ask . I think the manager will understand and approve you a day off . Don ' t forget to fill in the leave application form . It will be signed by the manager for approval .", "A: Thank you so much ." ]
one day
none
an hour
Rule 3
a year
Rule 3
49
[ "A:You like Titanic ? That movie is so cheesy .", "B: It's not cheesy ! It's romantic . When it first came out , I saw it in the theaters five times in <MASK> .", "A: Really ? Well the special effects might have been good in 1997 , but when you watch it today they make the film seem really cheesy .", "B: Alright , maybe it's a little bit cheesy . But come on , isn't it fun to go to a cheap flick once in a while ?", "A: Actually , I have to admit that you're right . I like some pretty cheesy movies too . I love Arnold Schwarzenegger action flicks , especially \" Terminator . \"", "B: Haha , that's definitely a cheesy movie too . Did you watch it over and over again ?", "A: Well ... I saw it only once , but for the next two months when I talked to people , I pretended I was the Terminator ." ]
one week
12 days
two years
Rule 2
one hour
Rule 2
50
[ "A:Good morning , you look very tired .", "B: Yes , I nearly didn't sleep last night .", "A: Did you hold a party or something else yesterday ?", "B: No , I just watched Supergirl , and it began too late in the night . I was too excited to get asleep after <MASK> .", "A: I don't like this program , because there are too many constant arguments between the judges .", "B: The contestants are different . These girls perform in free styles .", "A: Do you have much time watching TV ?", "B: I think less than 3 hours . This year I didn't watch any entertainment programs . Too many ads between the programs . I prefer listening to the radio .", "A: I don't like ads , either . But ads could bring big profits to the TV station .", "B: If they could make beautiful ads , I could bear ." ]
one o'clock
4:00 am
3:00 pm
Rule 2
7 am
Rule 3
51
[ "A:Hi , Natasha , how's life ?", "B: Great . My family came to visit me .", "A: Oh , you must be very happy . How many people are there in your family ?", "B: My immediate family is very large . It's my mother , my father , my two older brothers , my younger sister and me .", "A: I have a small family . They are my parents , my younger brother and me .", "B: I thought you were the only child in the family . Didn't China practice the only-child policy in the early 1980s ?", "A: Yes , it did . But my parents are ethnic minority people . It's a preferential policy for an ethnic minority family to have two children .", "B: Interesting . What do you think about families with only one child ?", "A: The child must feel very longly . My younger brother is <MASK> younger than me . Before he was born , I used to be the only child and always dreamed that I would have a younger sister or brother one day .", "B: Do you get along well with each other ?", "A: Yes , we are very close . He is 12 years old now and very smart . He always makes us laugh a lot .", "B: You are very lucky to have such a nice family .", "A: Thank you ." ]
10 years
12 years
one day
Rule 1
80 years
Rule 2
52
[ "A:Good morning , Wilson Association .", "B: This is Brown speaking . I'd like to speak to Mr.Tomas .", "A: I'm sorry , but Mr.Tomas left here just a few minutes ago .", "B: I've been trying to call him for the last ten minutes , but your line was busy . Will he be back soon ?", "A: I'm afraid not . He is away for the rest of the day .", "B: Is there any other way I can reach him ?", "A: I'm afraid not , he has gone out of this town on business . May I take a message ?", "B: I have a business appointment with him at <MASK> , but I'm afraid I can't make it .", "A: Would you like to make another appointment ?", "B: Unfortunately , I'm leaving here unexpectedly , and I may be away for several days .", "A: I see . I'll tell Mr.Tomas you've called .", "B: Thank you ." ]
ten o'clock tomorrow morning
nine o'clock tomorrow morning
ten o'clock today morning
Rule 2
six o'clock tomorrow evening
Rule 3
53
[ "A:When were you born may I ask ?", "B: On <MASK> .", "A: Do you know what it was according to the lunar calendar ?", "B: 27th day of the fourth month .", "A: By the way , could you tell me when the film will begin ?", "B: It will begin at five thirty .", "A: I am frigid I can't be there on time .", "B: You can see it tomorrow .", "A: I don't want to miss it today .", "B: See you .", "A: See you ." ]
20th May 1963
none
30 June 1842
Rule 3
31st December 2020
Rule 3
54
[ "A:Would you consider an offer of $ 56,000 per year ?", "B: What kind of benefits are we talking about ?", "A: Our standard package includes health insurance , <MASK> vacation and a company car .", "B: Are these things negotiable ?", "A: Uh ... not normally . What do you have in mind ?", "B: Vacation time is important to me . I would be willing to give up these other items in order to receive more vacation days .", "A: What an interesting idea , Ms . Wilson . Would you also be willing to accept a cut in initial salary ?", "B: Possibly . What do you have in mind ?" ]
two weeks
three weeks
56 minutes
Rule 2
6 years
Rule 2
55
[ "A:So Chris , I've heard that you're from a big family . How many people ?", "B: Nine total . Seven children and my parents .", "A: Seven children ? That's a lot . Why did your parents have so many ?", "B: Well , my mother came from a big family , and wanted to have one of her own . My father was an only child , and didn't really care about having a large family , but my mother talked him into it .", "A: Jeez , seven children . That must have a lot of problems . We have four children in my family and my grandparents can never get our names right .", "B: It can be hard , and there are certain sacrifices you have to make .", "A: Like what ? I assume that there's no privacy .", "B: That's one . Another is the lack of personal property . Everything you have , from toys to clothes , is used by your brothers and sisters . Especially clothes . Three quarters of my wardrobe are hand-me-downs .", "A: And the age gap is also annoying . There's a <MASK> difference between my younger brother and me . We have nothing in common .", "B: Same problem here . There's an 18 - year gap between the oldest and youngest child in my family . The last child was born just as the oldest was going to college .", "A: Well , at least going to college won't be too bad . Since both of your parents are college professors , they must give you reduced tuition at the college .", "B: They do , but it doesn't help too much . Having seven children means that the money situation in my home is always pretty tight ." ]
ten-year
nine-year
18-year
Rule 1
9-days
Rule 2
56
[ "A:Thank you for agreeing to come in and meet with us today .", "B: Thank you for inviting me .", "A: I can see from your resume you were in charge of sales for Corporate World Unlimited from 1997 to 1999 . Can you please tell me about your responsibilities ?", "B: Yes . I was in charge of profit and loss for the northwest region of Canada . As a manager , I was directly responsible for a 50 % increase in sales over a <MASK> period .", "A: What , do you believe , are some of the key attributes that helped you to achieve such an outstanding increase in sales ?", "B: I believe persistence and perseverance are key attributes ." ]
four-month
six-month
99-hour
Rule 2
50-seconds
Rule 2
57
[ "A:Did you move into your new apartment ?", "B: Yes , but I ' m afraid it ' s still a mess . I haven ' t put anything away yet .", "A: Don ' t worry . It ' ll probably take you <MASK> to get everything organized .", "B: Don ' t say that . It looks like a dump now . I can ' t stand it .", "A: Have you taken a walk around your neighborhood yet ?", "B: Unfortunately , yes .", "A: What do you mean by that ?", "B: I took a long walk through the neighborhood this morning on my way to the train station . It took me 20 minutes .", "A: Yes , but you only pay 800 dollars a month . Emm , it ' s hard to decide which is better , shorter commuting time or lower rent .", "B: I thought paying a lower rent would be better , but now I ' m not sure .", "A: Is there a supermarket nearby ?", "B: Yes , if you consider 7-11 is a supermarket .", "A: Sounds like you better buy a bicycle .", "B: That ' s right , or I ' m going to spend a lot of time walking ." ]
about three weeks
about 20 days
about 20 minutes
Rule 1
about 11 months
Rule 2
58
[ "A:Right Rebecca . Now I see that after graduating from University your first job was ...", "B: For a local paper in York called the York Herald . Actually , I started with them as an intern in the beginning . I was really keen on getting some experience in the journalism , and this seemed like a g", "A: Certainly . And after your internship ?", "B: They seemed impressed , and offered me a position as a junior local news reporter . I ended up staying two years there actually . I was in charge of the sports news section of the newspaper . I really", "A: Yes I see . But you decided to leave them in <MASK> right .", "B: Yes , that ' s right . My husband and I moved to London , and so I managed to find a position with a National newspaper based in London .", "A: The London Weekly right .", "B: Yes , in some ways it was a step down from my previous job but it did offer me much better prospects for the future ." ]
2006
none
2020
Rule 3
1778
Rule 3
59
[ "A:My mom is <MASK> older than my dad , and they are like night and day.My mom is 5 footsweet and very nice , and very caring , and very cute , everybody tells her how young she looks , and how she resembles my sister , perhaps.My father is very much completely opposite that.He is a very bi 4 , on a good day , 5 foot 2 , I think in real life , and she is very nice .", "B: When is the last time you talked to you parents ?", "A: I talked to them probably about two weeks ago . Yeah , everything is going well .", "B: Are you going to see them soon ?", "A: I am going to go home after the holidays and we're going to have a Christmas kind of in January or February . Yeah , depending on when my brother can come in .", "B: OK . And who are you more like , your mother or your father ?", "A: I think I have traits of both , actually . I look more like my mother ." ]
three years
five years
two minutes
Rule 2
twenty years
Rule 3
60
[ "A:I need help with my timesheet .", "B: OK , no problem . Have you found the blank ones ?", "A: Yes , I have seen them .", "B: Yes , well put your name on it after you have downloaded it off the company website . OK ?", "A: Yes , I understand what to do .", "B: You fill in the hours and total them for the week . Have you ever used a <MASK> clock ?", "A: What ? Huh ?", "B: So after you noted the hours , starting at zero which is midnight , you just write down the minutes as a dot followed by minutes . Get it ?", "A: Huh ? What ?", "B: Just make sure you show your total , sign it , and turn it in .", "A: I thought you said this was easy .", "B: You are a quick learner . I don't think you'll have any trouble with this ." ]
24 hour
12 hour
4-hour
Rule 3
22-hour
Rule 3
61
[ "A:What is the annual salary for this job ?", "B: The annual salary is sixty-five thousand dollars per year .", "A: What does the benefits package include ?", "B: This job pays for half of your medical , dental , and disability .", "A: Do we get paid time off ?", "B: You have a total of 21 days paid time off which can be used for vacation , personal , or sick leave .", "A: How about retirement ?", "B: We still offer a traditional retirement plan that pays out if you stay with the company for <MASK> or more .", "A: Can I get company provided specialized training ?", "B: We offer full tuition reimbursement for job related classes .", "A: Where is the benefits office ?", "B: It's on the second floor in Suite 201 ." ]
5 years
10 years
21 days
Rule 1
five months
Rule 2
62
[ "A:May I ask you how much this position pays per year ?", "B: This job pays sixty-five thousand dollars per year .", "A: What kind of benefits does this job have ?", "B: This job provides full medical , dental , and disability .", "A: What type of vacation time do we get ?", "B: You get <MASK> paid vacation that you may use as you wish .", "A: Do we have a 401K ?", "B: We offer a 401K with some matching funds available depending on length of service .", "A: What type of professional development do you offer ?", "B: We provide up-to-date training on state of the art equipment .", "A: Where do I sign up for my benefits package ?", "B: Down the hall . I'll show you when the interview is over ." ]
3 weeks
one month
65-minute
Rule 2
40-week
Rule 2
63
[ "A:Dad , I want to learn how to drive this summer vacation .", "B: That's a good idea . You'd better hurry up before they've filled all classes . Many people are learning how to drive now .", "A: I will get registered now at once . Do you know any training schools ?", "B: I am not sure . You can search for them on the Internet .", "A: OK . look , I've typed driver schools , and there are so many results coming out .", "B: Let me see . teetee Training School , summer program , 3,000 Yuan , learn how to drive within <MASK> , and get driver's license within three months .", "A: 3,000 Yuan is a little bit steep .", "B: I think so . Let's see the next one , 3,500 Yuan , summer program . Forget it .", "A: I've heard that the Ideal Life School is famous . They offer many programs and there are many classes available . The charge is also fair .", "B: Search on the Internet then , see if we can find something more about it .", "A: Ah , got it . Ideal Life School , programs", "B: Don't worry . Let's check out some other schools ." ]
one month
45 days
three months
Rule 1
3 minutes
Rule 2
64
[ "A:Thanks for offering to give me a lift . I'm looking forward to this party , but I didn't want to go alone .", "B: Don't mention it . It's my pleasure . Have you been to one of these large , sit-down dinner parties since you got to New Haven ?", "A: No , this is my first . Last week I went to a cookout 5 for new professors at Dean Barksdale's home . I took a taxi because I didn't want to be late . But I was the first one there .", "B: I'll bet you were a little embarrassed .", "A: You're right . The invitation said two to seven . I was there at <MASK> , but most people didn't arrive until three or four . They didn't start cooking until five o ' clock .", "B: Cookouts often start slowly . A two o'clock start means you arrive any time after two .", "A: Thanks for telling me this .", "B: I was late getting back from the mall , but I'm hurrying .", "A: Why are you in such a hurry ? They said , Dinner at eight , and it's only seven-fifteen . I don't want to be the first one there again .", "B: Don't worry . We won't be the first ." ]
two o'clock
1:50
eight
Rule 1
5:00 AM
Rule 2
65
[ "A:What's the date today Mr.Brown ? I don't have a calendar .", "B: Today is <MASK> .", "A: 25th Sep ? Oh , I have an appointment tonight .", "B: What time is your appointment ?", "A: It is at 8 o'clock .", "B: What time is now ? Do you have the correct time ?", "A: I don't know what time it is .", "B: It must be about 6 o'clock .", "A: I have to go now . I don't want to be late .", "B: You won't be late . It's still early ." ]
Tuesday , 25th September , 2001
none
1 January, 1745.
Rule 3
December 15, 1992.
Rule 3
66
[ "A:Repair service , how may I help you ?", "B: My phone has got lot of static .", "A: How old is your phone ?", "B: <MASK> .", "A: The wire in your phone might have gotten rusty . Could you bring your phone into our office ? We'll clean it for you .", "B: Sure , where is your office ?", "A: We're located at 132 West Street .", "B: When are you available ?", "A: From 9A . M . to 5 P . M .", "B: Alright , I'll bring it in this afternoon .", "A: No problem . See you this afternoon ." ]
About five years old
about seven and half years old
about 9 days
Rule 2
about five months
Rule 2
67
[ "A:When were you Bron may I ask ?", "B: On <MASK> .", "A: Do you know what it was according to the lunar calendar ?", "B: 27th day of the fourth month .", "A: By the way , could you tell me when the film will begin ?", "B: It will begin at 5 thirty .", "A: I am frigid I can't be there on time .", "B: You can see it tomorrow .", "A: I don't want to miss it today .", "B: See you .", "A: See you ." ]
20th May 1963
none
1 January 1745
Rule 2
4 December 1992
Rule 2
68
[ "A:Good morning , Sir .", "B: Hello . I'm here today to pay in some foreign currency . Is that possible at this counter ?", "A: Of course , Sir . What kind of currency would you like to deposit ? And what is the amount you would like to pay in ?", "B: 10,000 Japanese yen .", "A: OK , Sir . Would that be Fixed or Current Deposit ?", "B: Fixed .", "A: And how long are you depositing for ?", "B: For <MASK> , that's what I usually do . Better interest , you know ." ]
one year
six months
ten days
Rule 2
eight years
Rule 3
69
[ "A:Alright everyone settle down . Let ' s get started.As you know , an important aspect of becoming a good citizen is understanding the genesis of our legal system . It is not enough to simply memorize our laws , it is necessary that we comprehend why and how they were formed . This brings me to our topic for today . Does anyone know what we celebrate on May first ?", "B: Cinct de mayo ?", "A: No , that ' s May fifth in Spanish , James , no wonder you are failing my Spanish class . No , May first is International Workers ' Day .", "B: Do we get a day off from school then ?", "A: No ! It is not considered to be a national holiday here in the US , but in other countries it is .", "B: Www , man !", "A: In the nineteenth century , working conditions were appalling , with workers being forced to work ten , twelve , and fourteen hours a day . Support for the <MASK> work day movement was growing rapidly , despite the indifference and hostility of many union leaders , and by April 1886 , 250,000 workers were involved in the May Day movement . Previous legislative attempts to improve working conditions had failed , so labor organizers took drastic measures . They passed a resolution stating that eight hours would constitute a legal day ' s work . And , on May First 1886 , the resolution took effect .", "B: Cool ! Is that why we only work eight hours now ?", "A: Yes ! But the happy ending came at a high price.On May third , 1886 , police fired into a crowd of strikers at the McCormick Reaper Works Factory , killing four and wounding many . A mass meeting was called for the next day to protest the brutality .", "B: And then what happened ?", "A: Well , as we say , the rest is history ..." ]
eight-hour
none
fourteen-hour
Rule 1
eight-minute
Rule 2
70
[ "A:We'd like to rent a flat near the university .", "B: Are you looking for somewhere for two people ?", "A: Yes , we are . Obviously , we'd like something as cheap as possible . We've heard that there are places for 80 to 100 pounds a month .", "B: Yes , there are several place available in that price range near the university . Do you have any other requirements ?", "A: Not really , no . We'd preferably like to live in a quiet street .", "B: How many rooms do you need in the flat ?", "A: We'll need two bedrooms . The kitchen and dining room can be separate or combined .", "B: Ok . I've got a list of place that fit your requirements . Let's just go through them . The first on the list costs 80 pounds a month , but it's on a noisy street and it's a little far from the university .", "A: How far away is it from the campus ?", "B: It's about two miles away . that might be a little far to walk . Here's one that's about half a mile from the campus . The cost is 100 pounds a month and it's on a small street , just off a main street .", "A: That sounds ideal . Can we go to have a look at it ? we'd like to see it before making a final decision .", "B: Of course . I'm not very busy at the moment . If you can wait for about 15 or <MASK> . I can take you there .", "A: Thank you . That would be great ." ]
20 minutes
25 minutes
80 hours
Rule 2
10 seconds
Rule 2
71
[ "A:I've come about your wools . According to our market survey , wools are likely to find a ready market in our country .", "B: Wonderful ! We can meet your requirements and the offer is ready for you . Here it is . The unit price is USD 15.00 per kilogram .", "A: Do you quote CIF or FOB ?", "B: It's FOB Shanghai .", "A: Could you quote the price of CIF Hamburg ?", "B: Certainly , that's easy . We will work out our CIF offer this evening . Could you come again tomorrow , say , at <MASK> ?", "A: Okay , see you tomorrow !" ]
10:00 AM
4:00 PM
11:00 PM
Rule 2
6:00 AM
Rule 2
72
[ "A:Hi , Anna . I haven ' t seen you for ages . Where have you been ?", "B: I ' Ve been away on holidays for sometime .", "A: No wonder I haven ' t seen you recently . Where did you spend your holidays ?", "B: I went with my husband . Our first stop was Bangkok . We stayed there for 5 days . Then we flew to Hong Kong , stopover for 3 days . Our last stop was China . We visited the Great Wall .", "A: You must have a wonderful time .", "B: Yes . We enjoyed ourselves very much . Have you traveled much , Luke ?", "A: No , my wife doesn ' t like traveling . We haven ' t been traveling for <MASK> . The first time we traveled together was in 1978 when we just got married . We spent our honeymoon in the Alps ." ]
more than ten years
more than fifteen years
more than 5 days
Rule 1
more than 3 months
Rule 2
73
[ "A:Can you change American dollars into French francs ?", "B: Yes . How much do you want ?", "A: Fifty dollars . What is the exchange rate today ?", "B: One dollar to five francs . Is that all right ?", "A: Yes , please . And you can cash my traveler's check , can't you ?", "B: Of course , we can .", "A: I want to be here tomorrow . What are your business hours ?", "B: <MASK> .", "A: Thank you .", "B: Not at all ." ]
10 o'clock in the morning to 2 o'clock in the afternoon
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
12:00 AM to 2:00 AM
Rule 3
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Rule 3
74
[ "A:Good morning , what can I do for you ?", "B: I want to buy a car to facilitate my life . But I don't have enough money . Could you supply a loan to me ?", "A: Oh , I see . Would you mind telling me your monthly salary ?", "B: Sure . 7,000 yuan per month .", "A: OK . We can supply you a loan . How much do you want to loan ?", "B: 200,000 yuan . By the way , what about the interest rate ?", "A: It's only 4.5 % for <MASK> loan . Do you want to apply now ?", "B: Yes , I think so .", "A: OK . Please fill out this loan application .", "B: All right . Thank you .", "A: My pleasure ." ]
one-year
two-year
7-day
Rule 2
45-year
Rule 2
75
[ "A:OK , so are you ready to learn how to bake a cake ?", "B: Almost , let me just put my apron on .", "A: OK , so the first thing we are going to do is pre-heat the oven , that way we have it at the desired temperature once we finish preparing everything . Set it to three hundred and seventy five degrees Fahrenheit .", "B: Got it .", "A: No we are gonna make the batter . Take some butter and sugar and mix it lightly until you have a nice consistency . Then add some vanilla extract and eggs and continue mixing .", "B: Do I have to use a whisk or can I use the electric mixer ?", "A: Go ahead and use the mixer , but put it on medium speed . I'm gonna sift the flour and baking powder separately and then we can mix it with milk and the rest of the ingredients .", "B: OK , so now we need a baking pan right ?", "A: Yeah , but grease and flour it first so the cake won't stick to it when it bakes .", "B: Done . So how long do we bake it for ?", "A: We can leave it in there for about twenty five minutes . Then we let it cool for <MASK> before we remove the cake from the pan .", "B: Wow ! This was a lot easier than I thought !" ]
ten minutes
3-4 minutes
twenty five hours
Rule 2
one second
Rule 2
76
[ "A:I'm calling today about a bill that I never received .", "B: Can you tell me which credit card it was for ?", "A: It was for my Master Card .", "B: You should've gotten that bill <MASK> .", "A: I haven't got it in the mail yet .", "B: The computer is showing that all bills have been mailed .", "A: What am I supposed to do about my bill then ?", "B: Maybe you should call your post office .", "A: But if it's their mistake , can I get an extension on my bill payment ?", "B: Yes , but you will need to send us proof of their mistake .", "A: Okay , thank you very much for your help .", "B: Not a problem . Enjoy the rest of your day ." ]
two weeks ago
10 days ago
a day ago
Rule 1
last year
Rule 3
77
[ "A:I ' m so frustrated !", "B: what ' s wrong , Jim ?", "A: I called the electronics shop to find out what time they close , and it took me <MASK> to get what I wanted !", "B: Twenty minutes just to find out what their business hours are ?", "A: yes.They have some sort of digital receptionist.So when I called in , a machine told me to push a button for the department I wanted to be transferred to .", "B: Oh , I hate getting voicemail instead of a person.What did you do ?", "A: I just kept pushing buttons . I was transferred to customer service , but there a machine told me to choose between technical help , warranty information , or price information .", "B: Couldn ' d you choose to be transferred to a real person ?", "A: Eventually I did get to a real person . I found out the closing time , but by then the store had already closed !" ]
twenty minutes
none
twenty hours
Rule 2
14 seconds
Rule 3
78
[ "A:You won't believe what just happened .", "B: What ?", "A: I went down to change some money , right ?", "B: Yes . We need some . How much did you change ?", "A: I wanted to change around 5000 dollars . And you know the exchange rate .", "B: Yes , it's about 35 pesos for every Taiwan dollar , right ?", "A: Not today .", "B: What do you mean ?", "A: I went into the bank with my money , and I looked at the exchange board.At first I couldn't believe it . I thought I was reading the board wrong or something .", "B: Why ?", "A: Because the board said 60 pesos for every Taiwan dollar .", "B: Sixty ? That's too much . How can that be ?", "A: I thought it was wrong too . It didn't make sense .", "B: Just two days ago it was 35 . How can it be 60 ?", "A: So , I went up to the teller and started to exchange the money . And it's true.They really gave me sixty pesos for the dollar .", "B: That's amazing ! Really ? How could it change so much in <MASK> ?" ]
two days
none
2 minutes
Rule 2
35 days
Rule 2
79
[ "A:Hi , Mary . I haven't seen you in ages ! I heard that you and Daniel are getting married on August 8th , the opening day of the 2008 Olympic Games . Is it true ?", "B: yes , it is . We've been dating for over <MASK> . We have decided to get married on a special day and we think August 8th , 2008 is a red-letter day .", "A: good for you ! It sounds like you've done a lot of planning in a very short time .", "B: yes , there is a lot of to be taken care of---wedding photos , wedding dress , catering , transport , hotel , etc ...", "A: is everything ready now ?", "B: almost . The only thing that isn't ready is the hotel . As a lot of people have chosen that day to get married , it is hard to find a hotel that isn't too expensive .", "A: have you tried The Peninsula Palace Beijing ? My wedding reception was held there and they did an excellent job .", "B: yes , we called , but it is booked up . The only choice is the Regent Beijing but we haven't made up our minds yet .", "A: it's an excellent hotel . A friend of mine had her wedding reception there and said it was perfect , though very expensive .", "B: that's why we want to have a look at other hotels . We don ' t want to spend too much on an extravagant wedding reception .", "A: I guess you're right . I can help you ask other hotels . I am sure there are probably some available .", "B: thank you .", "A: my pleasure ." ]
7 years
4 and half years
8 days
Rule 2
20 minutes
Rule 2
80
[ "A:hi , Natasha , how's life ?", "B: great . My family came to visit me .", "A: oh , you must be very happy . How many people are there in your family ?", "B: my immediate family is very large . It's my mother , my father , my two older brothers , my younger sister and me .", "A: I have a small family . They are my parents , my younger brother and me .", "B: I thought you were the only child in the family . Didn't China practice the only-child policy in the early 1980s ?", "A: yes , it did . But my parents are ethnic minority people . It's a preferential policy for an ethnic minority family to have two children .", "B: interesting . What do you think about families with only one child ?", "A: the child must feel very longly . My younger brother is <MASK> younger than me . Before he was born , I used to be the only child and always dreamed that I would have a younger sister or brother one da", "B: do you get along well with each other ?", "A: yes , we are very close . He is 12 years old and very smart . He always makes us laugh a lot .", "B: you are very lucky to have such a nice family .", "A: thank you ." ]
10 years
12 years
80 years
Rule 2
9 months
Rule 2
81
[ "A:Guess what ! I know something you don't know !", "B: What's that ?", "A: How many planets are there in the solar system ?", "B: That's easy . Everyone knows that there are nice .", "A: Not anymore ! Can you believe it ? They've decided that Pluto is not a planet anymore !", "B: Nice try . I wasn't born yesterday , you know .", "A: I'm dead serious . They've decided that it's too small to be a planet , but actually they haven't yet agreed on how big something has to be in order to be a planet anymore .", "B: That sounds crazy . They can't just change their mind about things like that .", "A: Yes , they can . If you remember correctly , people used to believe that the world was flat .", "B: I suppose you're right . They also used to think that they were so important that the sun revolved around them , not the other way around .", "A: We actually know relatively little about space and the cosmos .", "B: Do you think that we'll <MASK> be able to travel to another planet for a vacation ?", "A: I suppose we could actually live on a planet outside of the milky way .", "B: Do you think we'll ever get to meet an alien from outer space ?", "A: I hope not . I think they would be a threat to those of us that lived on Earth .", "B: You're so old-fashioned . That's what people used to think about people from another country !", "A: Point taken . Hopefully one day , we'll live in an interplanetary society ." ]
one day
none
everyday
Rule 3
tenth day
Rule 3
82
[ "A:Good morning . Can I help you ?", "B: Good morning . I would like to make a reservation to Hong Kong for <MASK> .", "A: Just a moment , please . I am sorry , sir . There is no ticket available on that day . But we have flights for Hong Kong the next day .", "B: May I inquire about the departure time ?", "A: A 9:12 flight in the morning and a 14:00 flight in the afternoon .", "B: When will the plane reach Hong Kong for the morning flight ?", "A: At 10:20", "B: OK . I would like to book a ticket for that one .", "A: All right , sir . Please reconfirm your ticket no later than 12 noon two days before the flight ; otherwise , your reservation will automatically be canceled .", "B: Yes , I know . What's the fare ?", "A: It's 500 dollars , not including ground transportation fares between the airport and downtown .", "B: I see . Will it be doubled for the round trip ?", "A: Right , sir . And please do not forget to bring a valid travel document with you when you buy the tickets .", "B: I won't ." ]
August 2
August 14
January 1
Rule 3
December 15
Rule 3
83
[ "A:How much does it cost to hire a motorbike ?", "B: For <MASK> $ 300 , for 7 days $ 600 .", "A: Good . I think I'll hire one for 7 days .", "B: Okay . I'll write up the paperwork ." ]
3 days
4 days
7 hours
Rule 2
60 days
Rule 2
84
[ "A:Good morning . I'd like to buy tickets to Paris .", "B: How many of you ?", "A: Four . Two adults and two children . Is there any discount ?", "B: Yes . Babies under <MASK> are free of charge . We offer 50 % discount to children under 7 . How old are your children ?", "A: One is 4 months and the other is years old .", "B: Altogether you have to pay $ 800 ." ]
six months
one year
4 days
Rule 2
8 years
Rule 2
85
[ "A:Hello . I bought a China dress in your shop this morning .", "B: Yes ?", "A: I bought it one size up by mistake .", "B: Oh , did you ?", "A: I wonder if you can change it to one size down .", "B: Yes , of course.Will you come with the receipt ?", "A: Then I'll come to your place later in the evening , and how late is your shop open ?", "B: Until <MASK> , ma'am . We are looking forward to seeing you ." ]
8 o'clock
9 o'clock
1:00 AM
Rule 2
3:00 PM
Rule 3
86
[ "A:New York Airport.May I help you ?", "B: Yes . I am calling to make sure if flight CG877 will arrive on time ?", "A: Hold on a moment please ... Sorry , the flight from London has been delayed . It departed <MASK> than scheduled.The whether in London was really bad .", "B: You mean it will arrive two hours later than usual ?", "A: So far we could only deduce this way.If you want further information , would you please call us 1 hour later ?", "B: OK , thank you ." ]
two hours later
none
one hour later
Rule 1
two minutes later
Rule 2
87
[ "A:Excuse me . Do you speak English ?", "B: Yes , I do . How can I help you ?", "A: Well , I've just arrived in my room , but there are no instructions in English about the facilities available ! Could you help me for a moment ?", "B: Of course not . What exactly would you like to know ?", "A: First , what is the number for room service ?", "B: It's 1200 . Room service is available <MASK> a day .", "A: Very good . Now , could you help me to adjust the air conditioning , please ? It's too hot in my room .", "B: Yes , the control unit is on the wall next to the bathroom . Is 24 ° C all right ?", "A: Yes , that's perfect . Another thing , if need more items for the mini-bar , which Number should I call ?", "B: You should call the Housekeeping Department on 2300 . They will replace any stock for you immediately .", "A: I see . So , is it possible to make international phone calls from my room ?", "B: That's no problem . Just dial 9 to get an outside line , and then dial the number as usual .", "A: Well , thanks a lot for your help .", "B: No problem , sir . If there's anything else you need , you can find me at the desk by the elevator , or you can call housekeeping if I'm not there .", "A: OK , goodbye .", "B: Goodbye , sir ." ]
24 hours
none
1 second
Rule 2
23 minutes
Rule 2
88
[ "A:We have <MASK> to visit the big city , can you give us some advice ?", "B: Yes , you can take a limo , a tour bus or just walk .", "A: I don't think we can visit the city in one day just by walking . How much does the limo cost ?", "B: $ 50 a day ." ]
one day
none
50 minutes
Rule 2
one month
Rule 2
89
[ "A:Good morning . Can I help you ?", "B: Good morning . I'd like to make a reservation to Guangzhou for August 2 .", "A: Just a moment , please . I'm sorry , sir . There is no ticket available on that day . But we have flights for Guangzhou the next day .", "B: May I inquire about the departure time ?", "A: A 9:12 flight in the morning and a 14:00 flight in the afternoon .", "B: When will the plane reach for the morning flight ?", "A: At 13:15 .", "B: OK . I'd like to book a ticket for this one .", "A: All right , sir . Please reconfirm your ticket no later than <MASK> two days before the flight ; otherwise , your reservation will automatically be cancelled ." ]
12 o'clock
11:30 am
9:12 AM
Rule 2
2:00 PM
Rule 2
90
[ "A:Good morning . Can I help you ?", "B: Good morning . I'd like to make a reservation to Guangzhou for <MASK> .", "A: Just a moment , please . I'm sorry , sir . There is no ticket available on that day . But we have flights for Guangzhou the next day .", "B: May I inquire about the departure time ?", "A: A 9:12 flight in the morning and a 14:00 flight in the afternoon .", "B: When will the plane reach for the morning flight ?", "A: At 13:15 .", "B: OK . I'd like to book a ticket for this one .", "A: All right , sir . Please reconfirm your ticket no later than 12 o'clock two days before the flight ; otherwise , your reservation will automatically be cancelled ." ]
August 2
August 15
January 12
Rule 2
December 13
Rule 2
91
[ "A:Northward Airlines . Can I help you ?", "B: Hello . I'd like to reconfirm my flight , please .", "A: May I have your name and flight number , please ?", "B: My name is Daniel Adams and my flight number is 374 .", "A: When are you leaving ?", "B: On May 11th .", "A: And your destination ?", "B: Buenos Aires .", "A: Hold the line , please . ( ... ) All right . Your seat is confirmed , Mr . Adams . You'll be arriving in Buenos Aires at <MASK> p . m . local time .", "B: Thank you . Can I pick up my ticket when I check in ?", "A: Yes , but please check in at least one hour before departure time ." ]
4 o'clock
5 o'clock
11:00 AM
Rule 2
3:00 AM
Rule 2
92
[ "A:Have you applied for you visa to go to study in the united states yet ?", "B: Yes , I have . I handed in my application form <MASK> and I ' m going for an interview next week .", "A: Good luck ! I ' Ve heard it ' s very difficult to get a visa to go to the united states .", "B: The application form are quite complicated . It took me a few hours to fill it out . The hardest thing was getting all the necessary documents . That took almost two weeks .", "A: What kind of documents did you need to present ?", "B: I had to show document relating to my financial status and of course my education , because I want a student visa .", "A: Why do you think so many people have their applications rejected ?", "B: I think that they don ' t complete the forms correctly or they don ' t include all the required documents . The embassy is very strict about it . You have to be quite careful .", "A: Why are they stricter with Chinese people than with other nationalities ?", "B: That ' s simple . Many people break the rules regarding their visa conditions ." ]
two weeks ago
one and half month ago
two seconds ago
Rule 2
6 months ago
Rule 3
93
[ "A:Hilton Hotel . Can I help you ?", "B: Yes . I'd like to make a room reservation .", "A: Fine . Beginning when ?", "B: Two weeks from Thursday , for three nights .", "A: That's <MASK> ?", "B: Right .", "A: Your name , please ?", "B: Robert Hamlin .", "A: Single or double ?", "B: Double .", "A: You're all set . That's a double room for the twenty-fourth , twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth of June , in the name of Hamlin ." ]
the twenty-fourth of June
none
twenty-sixth of June
Rule 1
twenty-fifth of June
Rule 1
94
[ "A:Good afternoon , is there a vacant room here ?", "B: We are practically full up , but I will see . What do you want , a single room or a double one ?", "A: A single room , preferably with a bath .", "B: How long do you plan to stay ?", "A: For a week or so .", "B: You can have a room on the second floor .", "A: I hope it's quiet . I hate noise at night .", "B: I think you will find it quiet . It faces the courtyard .", "A: What is the rate , please ?", "B: The current rate is 50 dollars per night .", "A: What services come with that ?", "B: A radio , a color television , a telephone and a major international newspaper delivered to your room everyday .", "A: That sounds good . Well , do you give discount for a week or more ?", "B: Yes , we give 5 % discount for <MASK> , 10 % for two weeks and more .", "A: All right . I will take a room for a week .", "B: Will you fill out this form , please ? The bellboy will show you up to your room . Your luggage will be brought right up .", "A: Can I get dinner here ?", "B: We do serve dinner .", "A: I see ." ]
one week
none
two weeks
Rule 1
50 minutes
Rule 2
95
[ "A:Hello ! This is Ruby speaking from G . O . T . International Travel Agency . What can I do for you ?", "B: I ' d like to make a reservation for my trip from Detroit to Beijing on April 13 on Trans Pacific Airline .", "A: Do you want a single ticket or a round trip ticket ?", "B: I ' d like to have a round trip ticket with a one-year open return .", "A: Economy or Business Class ?", "B: Economy , please . How much is it ?", "A: It will be $ 850 .", "B: Very good . Could I get an electronic ticket ? I ' m always afraid of losing my tickets .", "A: No problem . How do you wish to pay for it ?", "B: Bank of American card . The number is 6786 9182 12300 8657 .", "A: Thank you ! Would you like an aisle seat or a window seat ?", "B: An aisle seat , please . I ' m tall and need to get up and walk pretty often .", "A: No problem . Your ticket is for Trans Pacific Flight 87 from Detroit to Beijing at 3 forty p . m . on April 13 . You will arrive at Beijing International Airport at six 35 p . m . on <MASK> . Your electronic", "B: What time should I arrive at Detroit Airport ?", "A: Please be at the airport two hours before your departure to check in . You also need to reconfirm your reservation with the airline at least 7 days prior to your departure .", "B: What happens if I can ' t leave on April 13 ? Can I cancel my ticket or change the reservation to another date ?", "A: Yes , you can , but you will have to pay a penalty of $ 75 for any change or cancellation .", "B: That ' s OK . What are the weight restrictions for checked baggage ?", "A: On Trans Pacific international flights , each ticketed passenger is permitted a maximum of two checked bags with a maximum weight per checked bag of 70 pounds .", "B: That ' s great ! I can have two bags checked for 70 pounds each . I think I ' m all set . You ' re really efficient . Thank you very much for your help .", "A: Thank you for the compliment and for calling G . O . T . Travel Agency . Have a nice trip !" ]
April 14
none
April 13
Rule 1
May 1
Rule 3
96
[ "A:I should tell you that I'm checking out in <MASK> .", "B: I'm ready when you are , sir .", "A: Very good ! Now , it's still morning here in New York .", "B: You are so right , sir . The clock just struck nine .", "A: I'm going to spend some time exploring the city . What can I do with my luggage ?", "B: Sir , right here we have a storage site . Its only $ 5 an hour , but you need to leave a deposit .", "A: A deposit ? Isn't my luggage a deposit ?", "B: I'm sorry , sir , but it isn't . Your MasterCard or VISA will take care of things nicely .", "A: Okay . Let me think about this .", "B: Okay , sir . But don't take too long . You only have 30 minutes ." ]
about 30 minutes
none
about an hour
Rule 1
about 30 seconds
Rule 2
97
[ "A:Hi , I would like to purchase a one way ticket to Brussels , please .", "B: Certainly sir , this is our train schedule . We have an express train departing every morning and an overnight train that departs at <MASK> .", "A: How long does it take to get there ?", "B: About twelve hours . We currently have tickets available only for first class on the express train . If you ' d like , you can choose a sleeper on the overnight train which is a bit less expensive .", "A: Yeah , I think that is the best option . Do you serve food on the train ? Twelve hours is such a long time !", "B: Yes , of course . There is a dining car towards the front of the train where they serve meals at all times . We do provide complimentary water and coffee for all of our passengers .", "A: Great ! I ' ll take it .", "B: Here you are sir . Your train leaves from platform number nine at nine on the dot . Remember to be here at least thirty minutes before your scheduled departure time or else you might miss your train !", "A: I understand . Thank you very much !", "B: Have a great trip ." ]
nine pm
ten pm
twelve am
Rule 2
nine am
Rule 2
98
[ "A:how long will it take us to drive to London ?", "B: I think it ' s a distance of 180 kilometers from here to London , so it should be a two-hour drive on the motorway .", "A: that ' s unless there is a traffic jam . It could take <MASK> .", "B: you ' re right . We will be able to travel at high speeds at the beginning and end of the journey , because we will be in built-up areas .", "A: so , shall we allow three hours to cover the distance ?", "B: ok . You haven ' t seen my company car , have you ?", "A: no . let me take a look ... it ' s longer than my car .", "B: I think it ' s over five meters long . I can ' t remember exactly . It has a maximum speed of over 200 kilometers an hour .", "A: wow ! That ' s fast ! I don ' t think we will be traveling that fast on the motorway .", "B: we can ' t . if we went that fast , we would break the speed limit ." ]
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Rule 2
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[ "A:how long will it take us to drive to London ?", "B: I think it ' s a distance of 180 kilometers from here to London , so it should be a <MASK> drive on the motorway .", "A: that ' s unless there is a traffic jam . It could take three hours .", "B: you ' re right . We will be able to travel at high speeds at the beginning and end of the journey , because we will be in built-up areas .", "A: so , shall we allow three hours to cover the distance ?", "B: ok . You haven ' t seen my company car , have you ?", "A: no . let me take a look ... it ' s longer than my car .", "B: I think it ' s over five meters long . I can ' t remember exactly . It has a maximum speed of over 200 kilometers an hour .", "A: wow ! That ' s fast ! I don ' t think we will be traveling that fast on the motorway .", "B: we can ' t . if we went that fast , we would break the speed limit ." ]
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Rule 2
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[ "A:Hello.Is this room service ?", "B: Yes.May I help you ?", "A: This is room 1425.We asked for the room service an hour ago .", "B: We're very sorry to cause you a lot of inconvenience .", "A: What's the matter ?", "B: We're rather busy right now.It will take <MASK> .", "A: Is it really going to take that long ? Will you rush the order ?", "B: I'm afraid it would take 15 minutes at most .", "A: Ah , well , we have no choice ." ]
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Dataset Card for TimeDial: Temporal Commonsense Reasoning in Dialog

Dataset Summary

TimeDial presents a crowdsourced English challenge set, for temporal commonsense reasoning, formulated as a multiple choice cloze task with around 1.5k carefully curated dialogs. The dataset is derived from the DailyDialog (Li et al., 2017), which is a multi-turn dialog corpus.

In order to establish strong baselines and provide information on future model development, the authors conducted extensive experiments with state-of-the-art LMs. While humans can easily answer these questions (97.8%), the best T5 model variant struggles on this challenge set (73%). Moreover, our qualitative error analyses show that the models often rely on shallow, spurious features (particularly text matching), instead of truly doing reasoning over the context.

Detailed experiments and analyses can be found in their paper.

Supported Tasks and Leaderboards

To be updated soon.

Languages

The dataset is in English only.

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

 {
    "id": 1,
    "conversation": [
      "A: We need to take the accounts system offline to carry out the upgrade . But don't worry , it won't cause too much inconvenience . We're going to do it over the weekend .",
      "B: How long will the system be down for ?",
      "A: We'll be taking everything offline in about two hours ' time . It'll be down for a minimum of twelve hours . If everything goes according to plan , it should be up again by 6 pm on Saturday .",
      "B: That's fine . We've allowed <MASK> to be on the safe side ."
    ],
    "correct1": "forty-eight hours",
    "correct2": "50 hours ",
    "incorrect1": "two hours ",
    "incorrect1_rule": "Rule 1",
    "incorrect2": "12 days ",
    "incorrect2_rule": "Rule 2"
  }

Data Fields

  • "id": Unique identifier, as a integer
  • "conversation": Dialog context with
  • "correct1": Original
  • "correct2": Additional correct option provided by annotators, as a string
  • "incorrect1": Incorrect option #1 provided by annotators, as a string
  • "incorrect1_rule": One of phrase matching ("Rule 1"), numeral matching ("Rule 2"), or open ended ("Rule 3"), as a string
  • "incorrect2": Incorrect option #2 provided by annotators, as a string
  • "incorrect2_rule": One of phrase matching ("Rule 1"), numeral matching ("Rule 2"), or open ended ("Rule 3"), as a string

Data Splits

TimeDial dataset consists only of a test set of 1,104 dialog instances with 2 correct and 2 incorrect options with the following statistics: | | Avg. | |-----|-----| |Turns per Dialog | 11.7 | |Words per Turn | 16.5 | |Time Spans per Dialog | 3 |

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

Although previous works have studied temporal reasoning in natural language, they have either focused on specific time-related concepts in isolation, such as temporal ordering and relation extraction, and/or dealt with limited context, such as single-sentence-based question answering and natural language inference.

In this work, they make the first systematic study of temporal commonsense reasoning in a multi-turn dialog setting. The task involves complex reasoning that requires operations like comparison and arithmetic reasoning over temporal expressions and the need for commonsense and world knowledge.

Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

The TIMEDIAL dataset is derived from DailyDialog data (Li et al., 2017), which is a multi-turn dialog corpus containing over 13K English dialogs. Dialogs in this dataset consist of turn-taking between two people on topics over 10 broad categories, ranging from daily lives to financial topics.

Who are the source language producers?

[More Information Needed]

Annotations

Annotation process

The data collection process involves two steps: (1) identifying dialogs that are rich in temporal expressions, and (2) asking human annotators to provide correct and incorrect options for cloze instances derived from these dialogs. More details about the two steps:

  1. Temporal expression identification: Here, they select dialogs that are rich with temporal information, in order to focus on complex temporal reasoning that arises in natural dialogs. Temporal expressions are automatically identified with SU-Time, an off-the-shelf temporal expression detector. They keep only the dialogs with more than 3 temporal expressions and at least one expression that contains numerals like “two weeks” (as opposed to non-numeric spans, like “summer”, “right now”, and “later”). In their initial experiment, they observe that language models can often correctly predict these non-numerical temporal phrases.

  2. Human annotated options: Next, they make spans in the dialogs. For a dialog, they mask out each temporal expression that contains numerals, each resulting in a cloze question that is then sent for human annotation. This resulted in 1,526 instances for annotation. For each masked span in each dialog, they obtain human annotation to derive a fixed set of correct and incorrect options given the context. Concretely, given a masked dialog and a seed correct answer (i.e., the original text) for the masked span, the annotators were asked to (1) come up with an alternative correct answer that makes sense in the dialog adhering to commonsense, and (2) formulate two incorrect answers that have no possibility of making sense in the dialog context. They highlight all time expressions in the context to make it easier for annotators to select reasonable time expressions.

Who are the annotators?

They are English linguists.

Personal and Sensitive Information

[More Information Needed]

Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

[More Information Needed]

Discussion of Biases

[More Information Needed]

Other Known Limitations

Dataset provided for research purposes only. Please check dataset license for additional information.

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

[More Information Needed]

Licensing Information

TimeDial dataset is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

Citation Information

@inproceedings{qin-etal-2021-timedial,
    title = "{TimeDial: Temporal Commonsense Reasoning in Dialog}",
    author = "Qin, Lianhui and Gupta, Aditya and Upadhyay, Shyam and He, Luheng and Choi, Yejin and Faruqui, Manaal",
    booktitle = "Proc. of ACL",
    year = "2021"
}

Contributions

Thanks to @bhavitvyamalik for adding this dataset.

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