实用交际英语(六)

日期:2009-10-15 10:20:35    阅读:1951

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Conversation 1

A : What's the bonus like at your company?

B : Well , it's OK , I suppose . We get about the equivalent of six months' salary.

A : Six months'salary? Are you serious? That's incredible!

B : Maybe. But you'd be amazed at how little's left after the credit companies have deducted their share from my account.

A : Hey , I know what that's like. I bought a BMW on my Visa card. Now the payments really hurt.

B : Well, you're lucky that you're still able to make your payments. I missed a credit payment last month . Now my bank account's overdrawn, and the company is threatening to take back my purchases.

A : What did you buy?

B : A new home health monitor.

A : Health Monitor?I read an article about that racket . They're overpriced to begin with ! Listen : if I were you , I'd let them take back their monitor and spend my money on something more practical .

B : You're kidding!

A : No joke!

B : That's something else! Maybe I'll return it to them.

 

Conversation 2

A :Did you bring some lunch with you?

B : Yes , I packed it myself.

A : Wow, that looks beautiful.

B : It's my “health-conscious” lunch , good for my health and beauty.

A : I might try it myself.

 

Conversation 3

A : Hey,did you hear the news?

B : No,what's up?

A : Miss Yang is dating the manager who's married.

B : You're joking!

A : No joke! That's why she hasn't married yet.

 

Conversation 4

A : I think he won't remember White Day.

B : Silly, you should make sure he does.

A : Uh-huh. How about you?

B : He’s buying me a handbag, and then dinner at a gorgeous restaurant.

A : You got a big return for a small gift.

 

Conversation 5

A : It’s said that Mrs.Smith will be appointed as our head.

B : I'd rather quit my job.

A : Mrs.Smith has gotten many excellent achievements, she is qualified for it .

B : I admire her achievements , but that doesn't mean that I'd like to vote for her.

A : To me, that's the last straw.

B : Mrs.Smith is like a robot, she doesn't give us any slack.

A : Just because of this, you got a prize last month.

B : It's undervalued.

 

Conversation 6

A : Does Shanghai rain a lot in summer there?

B : Oh yes!Sometimes it rains very heavily. How about here in Beijing?

A : There's a lot of rain in summer. But it seldom rains in Autumn.

B : I feet it's rather dry here.

A : That's true. Many people from the south don't like the weather here.

B : Are you from the south?

A : No , I'm from the north . I was born in Beijing, actually .

B : I see, So this is your hometown.

A : That's tight.

 

Conversation 7

A: Well, wouldn't you know it?

B : Know what? Aren't you going to tell me?

A : According to the newspaper, Sally has quit her job.

B : Why was she working anyway? She's rich.

A : She wanted something to do, I guess.

B : With all that money, she ought to have people working for her.

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