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Mary: Hello, James. I haven’t seen you for ages. How are you getting on?
James: Oh, hi, Mary. It’s so nice to see you. I’m fine, and what about you?
Mary: Thanks, and I’m okay, but a little bit tired.
James: Tired? Have you been studying for that history test you told me about the other day?
Mary: No, it’s not about that. I will still have to take it though, but I think I’ll be fine. I’m good at history.
James: So, if it’s not your revision, than what?
Mary: My room has just been repaired. My parents let me change the design as a birthday present. They paid for the new furniture, the workers…the whole nine yards.
James: Oh, Mary, your parents are so generous.
Mary: Yes, I’m very grateful to them.
James: So, what did you change?
Mary: You know, James, it’s hard to tell you in a few words. First of all, I decided my room should be painted beige.
James: That’s quite fashionable now. I think I’ve read about it in some magazine. I imagine it must be looking great.
Mary: Well the designer said it was not a good idea for my room because I have very little sunlight there and beige looks dull, if not accompanied by the sun.
James: How very interesting. So, what colour did you choose in the end?
Mary: I chose light green, with curtains of a darker green shade.
James: Sounds good to me. What about the furniture?
Mary: I went to dozens of shops, I think, and then I found what I needed in a very small place. My new furniture is very light, almost white. I used to have my room in very dark colours, so I was ready for some major changes. Then, I bought some potted plants and a nice rug, and that’s it. But the whole process was very tiring and took a lot of energy out of me.
James: Yes you had to take care of the tiniest details and consult the designer all the time.
Mary: That’s okay. Now I have the room of my dreams. When I wake up in the morning and see all this beauty around me. I can’t believe it’s all mine now.
James: If only I could see it.
Mary: Well, you have a chance to. I’m having a party at my place next weekend, and you are invited.
James: Really? Thank you. What shall I bring for the party?
Mary: It’s a potluck dinner, so you can bring some food, or sweets, or maybe some flowers.
James: Well it’s a house warming party so flowers are a must.
Mary: So, next weekend. I’ll text you with details.
James: Fine. I’ll be looking forward to it.
A. Mary has already passed her History test. — 2: False
B. Mary feels tired because of the repairs in her room. — 1: True
C. Mary’s parents helped her find the designer. — 3: Not stated
D. Now the main colour of Mary’s bedroom is beige. — 2: False
E. Mary’s furniture used to be very old. — 3: Not stated
F. Mary loves the new design of her room. — 1: True
G. James is going to bring flowers for the party. — 1: True