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★      Jacob is talking with Katherine about setting up a meeting.

雅各正與凱薩琳討論會議準備一事。

 

J: I've been looking at the progress reports on the project. Rather than give you feedback individually, I think we should meet as a team.

一直以來我都有在看專案的進度報告,與其分別回饋意見給大家,我想我們應該開個團體會議。

K: Alright. When were you thinking of meeting?

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From 寄件人: Jacob Smith ([email protected])

To收件人: Joyce Stern ([email protected])

Subject主旨: Tentative work plan for the Myers report 麥爾斯報告的暫定工作計畫

Attachment附加檔案: Myers report work plan.doc

 

Dear Joyce親愛的喬伊絲,

Attached is the tentative work plan for the Myers report, as promised. After I receive your comments, I'll distribute it to the staff and get thei ...

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★    Katharine is late for work.

凱薩琳上班遲到了。

K:Hi, Jacob. I'm so sorry I'm late—there was terrible traffic. There had been an accident and they shut down both lanes of Route six for an hour. Traffic was backed up for miles!

早,雅各。很抱歉我來晚了,交通狀況很糟。路上發生車禍,6 號公路雙線道路都因此關閉了一小時,交通一團糟,塞車塞到好幾哩外!

J:Oh wow. That must have been ...

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★    Katharine wants to take a day off to visit with her parents.

凱薩琳想休一天假去見父母。

Dear Jacob,

As I might have mentioned, my family will be coming for a visit next weekend. They are flying in from Montana and will be arriving at the airport late Friday morning. I would really appreciate it if I could take a personal day on Friday to pick them up at the airport and get them settle ...

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★    Shannon is handling the telephones at ABC Industries.

雪儂正接聽ABC 企業的一通來電。

S:Good morning, ABC Industries. This is Shannon speaking; how may I help you?

ABC企業。您好,我是雪儂,請問有什麼能為您效勞的?

C:Hello, I'd like to speak to Bob Carmody, please.

您好,請找鮑伯.卡莫迪。

S:I'm sorry, Mr. Carmody isn't available1 at the moment. Would you like his voice mail?

很 ...

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★    Shannon, the new temp, is taking on Barbara's telephone duties.

新來的約聘員工雪儂代理芭芭拉的職務。

B:OK, Shannon, I'm on my way out. Are you up to dealing with the phones?

雪儂,我要出去一趟,妳可以幫忙接電話嗎?

S:No sweat.

小事一樁

 

★    Shannon answers the phone again.

雪儂又接了一次電話。

S:Good morning, ABC Industries. This is Shannon speaking; ho ...

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★    Colleagues are talking about their weekends on a Monday morning.

星期一早上,同事們互相討論著上週末的活動。

B:Good morning, Katharine. How was your weekend? I saw your pictures on Facebook; it seems like you had a good time!

凱薩琳早安。週末過得如何?我在臉書上面看到妳的照片,看起來妳玩得很愉快!

K:Oh, it was pretty nice. I went outside and enjoyed the sunshine a lot. How about yo ...