实用交际英语(十一)

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Conversation 1

A : Jack! You've really done it this time.

B : What? What happened?

A : I told you to get this consignment out last week . We can't very well run a light bulb conference without any light bulbs , can we ? What am I going to do with you?

B : Please , give me one more chance . I'll never let it happen again . I'm very sorry.

A : Well , I guess I could give you one more chance , but this is the last time . In the meantime , I hear that Tom who normally does night shift is taking three weeks' vacation , Can you think of anyone who B : would be willing to work nights while he is gone?

A : Um , me ?

B : Bingo !

 

Conversation 2

A : Hello, Bobby ,It seems that I can't arrive at your home by 12 o'clock.

B : What happened? We're all expecting you , Hans , Dick , Archie...

A : I'm so sorry , I've been held up by the damn traffic jam for half an hour . I'd have arrived but for that.

B : I see. Where are you now, Li?

A : Thirty meters ahead is the Waterloo Bridge .

B : It's not far away from home, It's -let me see – about 20minutes'walk , Can you walk here?

A : I've thought of that , but what can I do with my car? If only I had taken a taxi!

B : That's too bad , But don't worry. We'll put off dinner till one o'clock.

A : I'm so terribly sorry to keep you waiting.

B : It doesn't matter. Bye.

A : Bye.

 

Conversation 3

A : Hi.

B : Hi, May, Hi , Ken I hate to bring this up, but that new stereo ,system you got ...

A : Yeah?

B : You were playing it very late last night.

A : Yeah?

B : It kept me awake.

A : Oh, I'm sorry.

B : It kept me awake a couple of hours.

A : I'm so sorry, I .. I didn't realize it was that loud.

B : It was that loud, and it was pretty late, and check with Mary if you don't believe me.

A : It's true. It was a bit loud.

B : I'm very sorry. I didn't realize it. I promise I'll keep it down in the future.

A : Oh, it's no problem . It's OK. You know , it only happened once.

B : I am glad we've straightened everything out.

 

Conversation 4

A : We can't wait any longer...

B : (Rushing in )I'm terribly sorry to be so late. I had an article...

A : You'll knock yourself out the way you've worked . Why don't you slow down?

B : I can't afford to.

A : All right . Now that everybody's here. Shall we be getting started ?Miss Lin , are you ready?

B : Yes , thanks . Before I start, I'd like to thank Professor Smith for all his help in giving me unlimited access to his research materials.

A : Excuse me, Miss Lin . Would you mind speaking up , please? I can't hear you very well.

B : Sorry , I'll try to speak louder.

 

Conversation 5

A : You shouldn't have told her the truth. What can we do now?

B : I'm sorry, It's all my fault.

A : You are always like this . I've told you many times not to tell her .

B : Sorry , I had no intention.

A : It's too late to say sorry no . Oh , what am I going to do?

B : I know I was an idiot , But if there is anything I can do to make up , Please do tell me.

 

Conversation 6

A : Why, Tom? It's five to six already and you are still writing here .

B : So what ?Are we going anywhere?

A : Yes , have you forgotten? We have arranged to go to Mary's to watch some videos tonight .

B : Oh , I'm sorry I forgot all about it . Well, can I take a rain check ?

A : What's the matter with you? You are the one that persuaded all of us to go there.

B : I'm terribly sorry , Rose .But I have to finish this paper by tomorrow or professor Martin will kill me.

 

Conversation 7

A : Excuse me for being late , Jack . I was held up by traffic.

B : That's all right , Mary , Come in and join us.

A : Jack , I don't know how to say this , but I dropped the birthday cake on my way here and bought another one , I'm so sorry.

B : Oh , You should have been more careful. That cake was my design. I've told Tom about it.

A : I'm sorry to have given you so much trouble. I'll explain to him.

 

Conversation 8

A : Jane, would you listen to me for a moment? I've come to apologize for my rudeness yesterday . Would you forgive me?

B : Well , it's not all your fault. I shouldn't have given you so much pressure.

A : No, it's all my fault. I'm so sorry.

B : Never mind. I know you were very upset then. I'm sorry I shouted at you.

A : It doesn't matter. I know you wanted to help me.

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