Questions 12 to 15 are based on theconversation you have just heard.
A) She is a real expert at housedecorations.
B) She is well informed about the designbusiness.
C) She is attracted by the color of thesitting room.
D) She is really impressed by the man’shouse.
A) From his younger brother Greg.
B) From home design magazines.
C) From a construction businessman.
D) From a professional interior designer.
A)The effort was worthwhile.
B) The style was fashionable .
C) The cost was affordable.
D) The eft was unexpected.
A) She’d like him to talk with Jonathanabout a new project.
B) She wants him to share his renovationexperience with her
C) She wants to discuss the housedecoration budget with him.
D)She’d like to show him around hernewly-renovated house.
Woman: Wow, congratulations, Simon! The place looks absolutely amazing!
Man: Really? You think so?
W: Of course. I love it. It looks like you had a professional interior designer. But you didn’t, did you?
M: No. I did it all by myself with a little help from my brother, Greg. He’s actually in the construction business, which was really helpful.
W: Honestly, I’m impressed! I know I can probably repaint the walls in my house over a weekend or something, but not a full renovation. Where did you get your ideas? I wouldn’t know where to start.
M: Well, for a while now, I’ve been regularly buying home design magazines. Every now and then, I’d saved the pictures I liked. Believe it or not, I have a full notebook of magazine pages.  Since by overall style was quite minimal, I thought and hoped a whole renovation wouldn’t be too difficult. And sure enough, with Greg’s help, it was very achievable.
W: Wasn’t it expensive? I have imagined a project like this could be.
M: Actually, it was surprisingly affordable. I managed to sell a lot of my old furniture and put that extra money towards the new material.  Greg was also able to get some discount materials from a recent project he was working on as well.
W: Great! If you don’t mind, I’d like to pick your brain a bit more. Johansson and I are thinking of renovating our sitting room, not the whole house, not yet anyway. And we’d love to get some inspiration from your experience.  Are you free to come over for a coffee early next week?
Q12: What do we learn about the woman from the conversation?
Q13: Where did the man get his ideas for the project?）
Q14: What did the man say about the project he recently completed?
Q15: Why does the woman invite the man to her house next week?三、答案
12. D) She is really impressed by the man's house.
13. B) From home design magazine.
14. C) The cost was affordable.
15. B) She wants him to share his renovation experiences with her.