17.Q : What does the man imply about Larry and his roommate?
A) They are both to blame.
B) They are both easy to please.
C) They can manage to get along.
D) They will make peace in time.
18.Q : What do we learn about the speakers from the conversation?
A) They are in desperate need of financial assistance.
B) They hope to do miracles with limited resources.
C) They want to borrow a huge sum from the bank.
D) They plan to buy out their business partners.
17.W : Can you believe the way Larry was talking to his roommate? No wonder they don't get along.
M : Well, maybe Larry was just reacting to something his roommate said. There are two sides to every story you know.
18.M : We don't have the resources to stop those people from buying us out unless a miraclehappens. This may be the end of us.
W: I still have hope we can get help from the bank. After all we don't need that much money.
17.A） They are both to blame.
18.A.）They are in desperate need of financial assistance.
答：从对话中的 the end of us 可以理解为他们面临严重的困境，而下一段女人说可以向银行借钱解决问题，可以推测出是他们的资金链出了问题，也就是说，面临严重的财政危机，需要紧急救助。