A. Listen. Who do they see in the Louvre?
B. Listen again and answer the questions.
1 Has Mark been to the Louvre before?
2 Why isn’t he very happy?
3 What does Allie say about the meeting?
4 What two theories about the Mona Lisa does Allie mention?
5 What’s Mark’s theory?
6 Why do they leave in a hurry?
They see Ben.
1 No, it’s his first time.
2 Because Allie agreed with Jacques’s idea at the meeting.
3 That she had to do her job / She really thought Jacques’s idea was better.
4 That she was the wife of a banker / That she’s a self-portrait of Leonardo.
5 That she’s the director of a music company!
6 Because they don’t want Ben to see them.
A = Allie, M = Mark
A It’s great to be on our own again.
A Is this the first time you’ve been to the Louvre?
M Uh huh.
A What’s the matter? Is this about the meeting? Because I agreed with Jacques and not with you?
M Yeah, well, we knew it wouldn’t be easy. Working together, I mean.
A It’s difficult for me as well. But if I don’t agree with you, …
M I know, I know, you’re the boss.
A And I have to do my job. I really thought that Jacques’s idea was better. And so did Scarlett.
M It’s not a big deal, Allie. I’m fine, really. So who exactly was the Mona Lisa?
A I’m not sure. I think she was the wife of a banker…
M Is that why she’s smiling? Because her husband has a good salary?
A I also read somewhere that she was a self-portrait of Leonardo.
M A self-portrait? You’re kidding. Now I don’t know much about art, but Leonardo Da Vinci was a man, right?
A Well, it’s just a theory. Why do you think she’s smiling?
M Well, in my opinion, she’s the managing director of a music company.
M She lives in Paris, she’s in love with her marketing director, and she has a lot of fun telling him what to do.
A That’s really unfair!
M Hey, we’re not in the office now – you can’t tell me I’m wrong! Let’s get a coffee.
A Good idea.
M Don’t turn round!
A What is it?
M I’ve just seen Ben from the office.
M I said don’t look! I don’t think he’s seen us. Let’s get out of here. Come on.
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