Daily English 1196 - Checking Facts and Figures
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Takagi: Before we disseminate this report, I need you to fact-check it. I don’t want a repeat of what happened last year.
Ellie: What happened last year? I wasn’t working here then.
Takagi: Last year’s report had a lot of small inaccuracies and a few major errors. We ended up having to issue a second version of the report.
Ellie: Okay, but I thought it had already been signed off on by the department heads.
Takagi: It has, but those are the same department heads who skimmed the report last year and didn’t catch all those problems. I want you to go through it with a fine-tooth comb.
Ellie: What should I check?
Takagi: Everything. I want you to verify the facts and figures and to flag anything that is outright wrong or even a little suspect.
Ellie: Okay, I’ll do that, but this will take some time.
Takagi: What are you doing this weekend?
Ellie: Nothing, now.
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