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44. Arriving at Work 到达工作地点


A: Morning, Joe. You're late, aren't you?
B: Sure I'm late. Bob walked off with my raincoat, and I missed my bus, and I had to stand in the rain for twenty minutes waiting for the next one.
A: Well, don't bite my head off. I was just trying to be nice. It isn't my fault if you got up on the wrong side of the bed.
B: Look, Frances, I'm sorry, but today isn't my day. I've got three day's
Work on my desk and a dozen letters to get out by tomorrow.
A: I'm not criticizing you, Joe. I'll be good. I won't speak to you until the day after tomorrow.
B: Okay, that's fine with me.

Notes
Walked off with 顺手牵羊拿走)
Bite my head off-speak angrily (冲着我发脾气)
Got up on the wrong side of the bed-began the day in a bad mood (一澡起来情绪不好)

A:早安,乔。你迟到了,是吗?
B:我是迟到了。鲍勃顺手牵羊拿走了我的雨衣,我没赶上我那班公共汽车,不得不在雨里站了二十分钟等下一班车。
A:好吧,别恼火。我没有责怪你的意思。如果你一早起来情绪不好,那不是我的过错。
B:听着,弗兰西斯,我很抱歉,不过今天我什么事都不顺心。我的办公桌上已经堆积了三天的工作,还有十几封信明天要发出。
A:乔,我不是在批评你。我会对你很友好的。后天之前我将不同你说话。
B:啊,那对我来说太好了。

45. Coffee break 喝咖啡的休息时间

A: If that man gives me any more letters to type I'll scream. He's given me ten already today, and there'll be more when I get back from coffee. I'll be here till midnight.
B: Simmer down, Franny. He can't make you stay after five.
C: Sure, francs. Finish what you can, and leave the rest for Minday.
A: But they're important letters, Joe. They should go out tonight.
C: That's not your worry. If they're that urgent, he should've given them to you earlier.
B: Joe's right, Fran. You won't catch him staying in the office after five on a Friday. He's got better things to do.

Notes
Scream 大叫大嚷(要做某事)
Simmer down 别激动
Make you stay 要你留下
You won't catch him-he would never

A:如果那个人再给我一些信要我打字,我就要大声嚷嚷了,今天他已经给了我十封信。等我喝完咖啡回来还会有更多的信。我在这儿要呆到午夜了。
B:别激动,弗兰尼。他不会让你呆到五点以后的。
C:是的,弗朗西斯,你能干多少就干多少,剩下的留到星期一再做。
A:可是这都是些重要信件,乔,今天晚上应该发出去。
C:这用不着你担心。如果这些信那么紧急,他应该早一点交给你。
B:乔说得对,弗朗。每星期五他从来不会在办公室呆到五点以后。他有意思的事要做。

46. The Annual Business Meeting 年度的业务会议

A: How did the meeting turn out last night, Bill?
B: Oh, we elected officers for next year. You should've been there to cast your vote.
A: Who was elected president?
B: Allen Jones. Three other people were nominated, but he won out.
A: That's too bad. I don't think he'll make a really good president.
B: Well, he has one thing in his favor. He's the one who always makes or seconds the motion to adjourn.

Notes
Turn out-develop, end
Cast vote 投票选举
In his favor-helping him
Make or second the motion 提出或支持提案(建议)
Adjourn 结束会议

A:比尔,昨晚会议结果怎样?
B:哦,我们选出了明年任职的官员。你应该来出席投票的。
A:谁当选为会长?
B:艾伦.琼斯。还有三个人被提名,但他获胜了。
A:这太糟了。我不认为他是一个十分优秀的会长。
B:不过,他有一个优越之处。他总能提出或支持一项休会的建议。
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生词表:
  • trying [´traiiŋ] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.难堪的;费劲的 四级词汇
  • simmer [´simə] 移动到这儿单词发声 v.煨,炖;内心充满 六级词汇
  • urgent [´ə:dʒənt] 移动到这儿单词发声 a.急迫的,紧急的 四级词汇


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