实用交际英语(三)

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Conversation 1

W: Hello, this is Helen speaking.

M: Hello, Helen. This is John. How are you?

W: Fine, thank you. And you?

M: Fine, thanks. I’ll have a party next Sunday at home. I’m calling to ask whether you can come or not.

W: Oh, wonderful. I’ll be glad to.

M: Okay, now you are a famous star.

W: Hum, don’t say that. Maybe you can do something useful for me.

M: What’s wrong with you?

W: I’ll tell you at the party.

M: Okay.

 

Conversation 2

W: Hello, is Jack there?

M: Speaking.

W: Jack! It’s Rose here.

M: Hi, Rose. How’s everything?

W: Fine, thanks. I’m having several friends over for dinner this Saturday. And I was wondering if you have the time to join us.

M: Sounds good. What time do you want me to come?

W: Is six o’clock okay?

M: That’s fine. I think I can make it. By the way, what will you want me to bring?

W: Nothing. Just bring yourself.

 

Conversation 3

M: Hello, Jack here.

W: Hello, Jack. It’s Mary. What are you doing in your office?

M: I’m working. I often work late on Thursday. I’m busy this week.

W: Would you like to come and have dinner with us on Friday?

M: Tomorrow? No, I am afraid I won’t be able to. I’m going on business to Birmingham.

W: What about Saturday?

M: Sorry, I never go out on Saturday evening. I always watch football on Saturday evening.

W: Will you come round next Tuesday?

M: Next Tuesday? Just a moment. It will be the twenty-first of May? Oh, dear. Hum, I promised my aunt I’ll be at her birthday party.

W: What do you say next Wednesday then?

M: Let me see. Yes, Mary. Let’s make it next Wednesday.

W: Okay. Bye.

M: Bye.

 

Conversation 4

M: Are you free on Friday evening because we were wondering if you would like to come round for dinner?

W: Oh, thank you very much. I’d like to come, but I’m afraid I’m busy that evening.

M: That’s a pity! Then when would it be a good time for you?

W: Well, I’m not too sure, actually. I’ve got a lot going on the next couple of weeks. Why don’t I call you later?

M: Okay, that’s fine.

 

Conversation 5

M: On Saturday night I’m going to have a small get-together.

W: Good.

M: Would you like to come?

W: Do you mean this Saturday?

M: Yes, this coming Saturday.

W: Thanks for inviting me, Jack, but I’ve already made plans for this weekend. I won’t be able to come, I’m afraid.

M: I’m sorry to hear that.

W: Yeah, that’s too bad.

M: Well, perhaps, another time.

 

Conversation 6

M: It’s very kind of you to invite me to dinner.

W: Please sit down and make yourself at home. Please don’t stand on ceremony.

M: This dish is really delicious.

W: I’m glad that you like it. This is only the first time that I made it.

M: You’re great. Could you say it in Chinese?

W: Sure, we call it “doufu”.

 

Conversation 7

W: Hi, Peter. I’m afraid I can’t make it to dinner tomorrow night.

M: Oh, why not?

W: It’s just I’m not feeling well. I think I’m coming down with a cold or something.

M: Oh, I’m sorry to hear that. Hey, don’t worry about the dinner. We’ll do it some other time. But you take care of yourself.

W: Thanks. I will.

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