2021年12月英语四级听力真题(第1套) 长对话(2)

(单词翻译:单击)

Okay, Miss Bright. I finished calculating. I estimate you have between 210 and 240 square meters of walls and ceiling.

So, how much would the paint job cost?

That would depend on the quality of paint you choose.

We carry two brands- one costs 60 cents every square meter, and the other, 90 cents.

The second is guaranteed to look great for about 10 years, whereas the cheaper one will start to dull after around 6 or 7 years.

In that case, we would prefer the more expensive option.

All right, then. So, including labor costs, taxes, and everything, this job would come to \$3,000.

Hmm... To be perfectly honest, that's more than I expected.

Please bear in mind that the price includes moving all the furniture, and the whole task would take two days.

Really? Why?

Well, we can't paint the walls without clearing all the furniture first.

So every time we paint a room, we first have to move the furniture to another room.

So, that takes more time. Plus, it requires two people, which works out more expensive.

I see. But does that mean I could not live here in my own house during those two days?

That is correct.

Oh, well, that changes everything, I'm afraid.

I would have to stay with a friend or check into a hotel.

I hadn't considered any of that.

I'm starting to realize that painting my house is far more troublesome than I had anticipated.

This is usually the case. Most of our clients go through the same realization.

I see.

You have my number. Please feel free to call me for any further questions.

Thank you.

Questions 12 to 15 are based on the conversation you have just heard.

Question 12: What is the woman planning to do?

Question 13: What is the woman's chief concern?

Question 14: What does the woman have to do while the paint job is being done?

Question 15: What has the woman come to realize at the end of the conversation？