B) In a clothing store.
C) At a beach resort.
D) At a fashion show.
20. A) To live there permanently.
B) To stay there for half a year.
C) To find a better job to support herself.
D) To sell leather goods for a British company.
21. A) Designing fashion items for several companies.
B) Modeling for a world-famous Italian company.
C) Working as an employee for Ferragamo.
D) Serving as a sales agent for Burberrys.
22. A) It has seen a steady decline in its profits.
B) It has become much more competitive.
C) It has lost many customers to foreign companies.
D) It has attracted a lot more designers from abroad.
M: Hello, and (19) welcome to our program “Working Abroad”. Our guest this evening is a Londoner, who lives and works in Italy. Her name’s Susan Hill. Susan, welcome to the program. (20)You live in Florence, how long have you been living there?
W: (20) Since 1982. But when I went there in 1982, I planned to stay for only 6 months.
M: Why did you change your mind?
W: Well, I’m a designer. I design leather goods, mainly shoes, and handbags. Soon after I arrived in Florence, I got a job with one of Italy’s top fashion houses, Ferregamo. So, I decided to stay.
M: How lucky! Do you still work for Ferregamo?
W: No, (21) I’ve been a freelance designer for quite a long time now. Since 1988, in fact.
M: So, does that mean you design for several different companies now?
W: Yes, that’s right. (21) I’ve designed many fashion items for a number of Italian companies, and during the last four years, I’ve also been designing for the British company, Burberry’s.
M: What have you been designing for them?
W: Mostly handbags, and small leather goods.
M: (22) Has the fashion industry in Italy changed since 1982?
W: (22) Oh, yes. It has become a lot more competitive. Because of quality of products from other countries has improved a lot. But the Italian quality and design is still world-famous.
M: And do you ever think of returning to live in England?
W: No, not really. Working in Italy is more interesting. I also love the Mediterranean sun and the Italian life style.
M: Well, thank you for talking to us, Susan.
W: It was a pleasure.
19. Where does this talk most probably take place?[答案]A) In a studio.[听前猜测]四个选项均为表示地点的介词短语，表明本题可能考查做某事的地点。[精解]对话开头男士提到了welcome to our program “Working Abroad”和Our guest等内容，尤其是program和guest具有很强的提示作用。结合选项，不难得出对话发生在演播室，A)是答案。
20. What was the woman’s original plan when she went to Florence?[答案]B) To stay there for half a year.[听前猜测]四个选项均为表目的的动词不定式，因此推测本题可能考查做某事的目的。[精解]对话中男士问女士在佛罗伦萨生活了多久，女士回答说自从1982年以来就生活在此了，随后补充说到，本来打算只在那儿呆6 个月，也就是只呆半年，故B)是答案。
21. What has the woman been doing for a living since 1988?[答案]A) Designing fashion items for several companies.[听前猜测]四个选项均表示工作的内容，因此推测本题可能考查某人的工作情况。[精解]对话中，女士介绍了自己到佛罗伦萨后的工作情况。从1988年后她就成为了一名自由设计师，为多家意大利公司设计时尚用品，因此选项A)为答案。
22. What do we learn about the change in Italy’s fashion industry?[答案]B) It has become much more competitive.[听前猜测]四个选项中提到了一些与公司或行业运营状况相关的词语，如steady decline in profits，more competitive，lost many customers，attract a lot more designers from abroad等，故推测本题是针对行业的变化提问。[精解]对话中男士问1982年以来意大利的时装行业有什么变化，女士回答时提到了a lot more competitive，即竞争更加激烈了，故B)为答案。大学英语四六级考试