M: Good morning, Mrs. Thomson.
W: Oh, Mr. Minizuka. Please come in and sit down. I want to talk to you about something that has come up.
M: What's up? Anyway, I'll be glad to help you with anything I can.
W: Some advice, Mr. Minizuka. I have been offered a new job.
M: A new job?
W: As a matter of fact, it isn't the bank in New York.
M: It's the offer from another bank?
W: It's from the international bank for reconstruction and development in Washington.
M: You mean the World Bank?
W: That's right. And it's really very unexpected, I must say.
M: You've established reputation in international banking circles. May I ask what kind of position they've offered you?
W: A rather important one, as a matter of fact, deputy director of the international finance corporation.
M: Isn't that the part of the bank that makes loans to private companies in the developing countries?
W: Yes, it is. It's a job that certainly offers a chance for public service.
M: It seems to me that it's a real honor for you.
W: Yes, it is. But I've been with this bank for so many years. Ever since I graduated from college, in fact.
M: But it's an honor for the bank, too, for the training and experience it's given you.
W: Yes, I suppose I can think of it that way.
M: Then, you've decided to accept the offer?
W: Probably, yes. Almost certainly. I'd like to think I can do some work that will contribute to international cooperation and understanding.
Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.
Question 12.What does the woman want to discuss with the man?
Question 13.Who offered the woman the new job?
Question 14.What will be the woman's main responsibility as a deputy director?
Question 15.What does the man think of the job offer?