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BEC商务英语活学活用

Ⅰ.核心学习:不确定的答复

Michael: You look pretty wound up. What's up?

迈克尔:你看起来很不开心,有什么事吗?Billy: It's nothing, just my boss keeps asking about the annual stock report.

比利:没什么,只是我的老板总是问我年度股票报告的事。

Michael: What does she want to know?

迈克尔:她想知道什么?

Billy: She wants to know if I know when it will be done. But I am unsure.

比利:她问我知不知道报告什么时候做好,可我还不能确定。

Michael: You should tell her you are unsure.

迈克尔:你应该告诉她你不能确定。

Billy: I try, but I can't express myself correctly.

比利:我尽力了,可我不能正确地表达。

Michael: Fine, I will teach you some useful business English that will help you.

迈克尔:好吧,我会教你一些有用的商务英语,这会对你有帮助。

Ⅱ.单词简析

1) Annual :once a year

每年一次

ex:It is time for our annual office party.

我们办公室开年度派队的时候到了。

2) Excuse : reason, delay

借口,托辞

ex:Jack is full of excuses about why he doesn't work hard.

杰克为自己不努力工作找了一堆借口。

3) Raise : increase in salary

加薪

ex:Time will tell if I get the raise or not.

我能不能加薪,到时自会有分晓。

4) Stock :piece of the company, ticket

股票

ex:My friend Tom made a fortune by trading stocks.

我的朋友汤姆靠股票交易发了一笔财。

5) Trading : buying and selling, one for another

交易

ex:Let's do some tape trading. I'll give you a Beatles tape for your Will Smith tape.

咱们来做个交易,我用披头士乐队的磁带来换你的威尔·史密斯的磁带。

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