A: Is it true that you’re looking an apartment?B: I am. How’d you know?A: I heard it from one of our friends.B: Well then, why do you ask if I’m looking an apartment?A: I was thinking about leasing this apartment.B: What does this have to do with me?A: Would you like to sublease the apartment with me?B: I would love to!A: This way, we’ll each have to pay only half the rent.B: How much is the rent?A: each of us, it’s 0 every month.B: Sounds good to me.
Huang Jian, a young man in Shenzhen, recently spent 1 million RMB on plastic surgery in South Korea.近日，来自深圳市的一位名叫黄建的年轻人，在韩国花了0万元人民币，做了一次整容手术The surgeries are designed to make him look like Jack Ma, one of China richest men and the founder of Alibaba Group.该手术的目的是让他看起来像马云--阿里巴巴的创始人、同时也是中国最富有的人之一Huang said he is a big fan of Jack Ma, and he is undergoing surgery in the hopes of meeting Ma in person.黄建表示，他是马云的铁粉，他目前正在做手术，希望能和马云见面As a salesman himself, Huang hopes to one day meet Ma at Hupan College, a school that Ma and several other entrepreneurs opened business start-ups in the city of Hangzhou.作为一个销售员，黄建希望有一天能和马云在湖畔大学见面湖畔大学是马云和其他几位企业家在杭州为创业者开办的一所学校Some netizens commented that Huang must be an excellent salesman, as spending 1 million RMB on plastic surgery proves his abilities.一些网友称，黄建一定是一个非常优秀的销售员，因为花0万元人民币做整容手术明了他的实力Others said it is crazy to go under the knife because of admiration another person; to do so is not worth the money.不过其他一些人则表示，因为崇拜另一个人就自愿“挨刀子”，这实在是太疯狂了，并且不值得花一大笔钱这样做 8759Complaint投诉(Guest B wants to change a room. He goes to the assistant manager A.)（顾客B想换房间，他找到了经理助理A）A: Good morning, sir. What can I do you?早上好，先生有什么能为您效劳的吗？B: Im Brown. Im in Room 6. Can you change the room me? It too noisy. I were woken up several times by the noise the baggage elevator made, it was too much me.我叫布朗，住在6房间能给我换个房间吗？这儿太吵了我被运送行李的电梯发出的嘈杂声弄醒了好几次，简直受不了了A: Im awfully sorry, sir. I do apologize. Room 6 is at the end of the corridor. It possible that the noise is heard early in the morning when all is quiet.非常抱歉，先生，我向您道歉6房间在走廊的尽头，早上四周安静的时候很有可能听到噪音B: Anyhow, Id like to change my room.无论如何，我想换个房间A: No problem, sir. Well manage it, but we dont have any spare room today. Could you wait till tomorrow? The American Education Delegation will be leaving tomorrow morning. Therell be some rooms you to choose from.没问题，先生我们会尽力办到，但是今天没有空房间了，您能等到明天吗？美国教育代表团明早退房，然后您就可以选房间了B: All right. I hope Ill be able to enjoy my stay in a quiet suite tomorrow evening and have a sound sleep.好吧，我希望明天晚上能待在一套安静的房间里睡个好觉A: Be sure. Ill make a note of that. Everything will be taken care of. And if there is anything more you need, please let us know.一定，我会记下来尽快为您调整的如果还有别的需要，请告诉我们 195A: I just moved into the neighborhood.B: Do you know where everything is around town?A: I could use your help with something.B: Exactly what can I do you?A: I’m looking somewhere to eat.B: What kind of restaurant do you want to eat at?A: I want Chinese food.B: I know of a fabulous Chinese restaurant down the street.A: How do I get there?B: It’s just a few blocks away.A: Would you like to go to lunch?B: That would be great. 837
Discount 折扣A: Even with volume sales, our costs the Exec Uciser won't go down much.即使是大量销售，我们的“健身乐”生产成本仍无法降低太多B: Just what are you proposing?那么你的建议是？A: We could take a cut on the price. But 5% would reduce much our profit margin. We suggest a compromise %.敝公司可以降价但是七五折会过度削低我们的毛利率我们建议打九折B: That's a big change from 5%! % is beyond my negotiating limit. (pause) Any other ideas?那根七五折相差太多了！九折实在超出我们的谈判限度（停顿）有其他方案吗？A: I don't think I can change it right now. Why don't we talk again tomorrow?我现在没办法更改方案 这样吧，我们何不明天再谈？B: Sure, I have to talk to my office anyway. I hope we can find some common ground on this.可以反正我也得和公司讨论一下希望我们能够达成共识(next day) 次日B: Robert, I have been instructed to reject the numcers you proposed; but we can try to come up with something else.罗伯特，奉公司指示，我得拒绝你们的折扣，但我们还可以找出其他可行的办法A: I hope so, Dana. My instructions are to negotiate hard on this deal, but I'm trying very hard to reach some middle ground.希望如此，丹上面指示我们要强硬地谈这笔生意，但我一直想达成折中的方案B: I understand. We propose a structured deal. the first six months, we get a discount of %, and the next six months we get %.我了解那么我们提议阶段式交易前半年先给我们打八折，后半年则打八五折A: Dana, I can't bring those numbers back to my office, they'll turn it down flat.丹，我没办法向公司报告这样的数字，他们一定会断然拒绝B: Then you'll have to think of something better, Robert.罗伯特，那你就得想出更好的方案了重点解释：discount n. 折扣；打折扣We give a special discount of per cent cash. 如用现金购买,我们给予九折优待 compromise n. 妥协方案；折衷办法The interior decoration of the house is a compromise between Chinese and eign styles. 这所房子的内部装饰是中西两式的折衷物 negotiate vi. 谈判common ground 共同点Bob and Frank don't like each other because they have no common ground. 鲍勃跟弗兰克互不喜欢对方，他俩毫无共同之处 70A: How are you?你好吗？B: Irsquo;m all right. What did you need?还行你需要什么？A: We need to talk.我们需要谈谈B: Whatrsquo;s going on?什么事？A: Irsquo;m going to be moving out.我将要搬出去B: When exactly are you planning on moving out?你什么时候打算搬出去？A: Irsquo;m going to be moving in a few weeks.几周后B: Why are you going to move?你为什么要搬出去？A: Irsquo;m leaving the state to go to school.我要离开这个地方去上学B: I can understand that.我能理解A: So yoursquo;re fine with it?你能接受？B: Yeah, I understand.我能理解A: Hi, I was wondering if I could get my test results from the other day.B: Yes, I would like to schedule an appointment you to come in and talk with me.A: Is something wrong with me?B: No, sometimes the test results aren’t clear and we need to do more to get a clearer picture.A: Can we talk about it now?B: I would if I knew anything sure, but I want to take a second look.A: When can I come and see you?B: You can come in this afternoon. If you would feel better, bring your husband with you.A: Now I know that something bad is up!B: Just relax. We will talk about it this afternoon.