第10课:偷得浮生半日闲 ACT 1-1

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《走遍美国》是一套生活化美语教材,内容以住在纽约州的里弗代尔镇林登大街46号的Stewart一家三代人的生活为中心展开,内容涉及美国各地风土人情、社会生活的许多方面。这个幸福温馨的家庭是千百万美国白人中产者家庭的缩影。

 

【故事梗概】

Susan在办公室里和她的助手Sam确认当天的日程安排。她有非常忙碌的一天。

 

【对话】

Sam: Good morning, Susan.
Susan: Good morning, Sam. What's the schedule today?
Sam: Ten o'clock, telephone FAO Schwarz about the new twin baby dolls.
Susan: OK.
Sam: Telephone Mrs. Zaskey at the advertising agency.
Susan: I did that. Go on.
Sam: Eleven o'clock, approve the sketches for the toy spaceship.
Susan: Where are they?
Sam: Right here.
Susan: Did you look at them?
Sam: Yes, I did.
Susan: What do you think of the spaceship?
Sam: I think the kids'll love it.
Susan: Would you show me the drawings,please?
Susan: Huh.

Susan: Now, what else is on the schedule today?
Sam: Well, at one o'clock you have a lunch appointment with Mr. Levine, the client from the Toytown Stores.
Susan: Where?
Sam: At Rossano's.
Susan: Hmm. Anything else?
Sam: At four o'clock, you have a meeting with the production staff in the conference room.
Susan: Make sure everybody is at that meeting.
Sam: Will do. At six you're meeting Mr. Ozawa.
Susan: Oh, yes. Are his models here?
Sam: They're in my office.
Susan: I'd like to see them.
Sam: Right.

 

【语言点精讲】

1. What's the schedule today?
今天的日程是怎么安排的?也可以说What is on the schedule today?
schedule: 时间表,计划表,议事日程。

2. Ten o'clock, telephone FAO Schwarz about the new twin baby dolls.
十点钟,给FAO施瓦茨公司打电话,谈双胞胎娃娃玩具问题。
telephone sb.: 给某人打电话。telephone在这里用作动词。
FAO Schwarz: 是纽约一家著名的玩具公司。
twin baby dolls: 双胞胎娃娃玩具。

3. Eleven o'clock, approve the sketches for the toy spaceship.
十一点,批准玩具太空船的草图。
approve sth.: 批准,通过;同意。
sketches: 素描图,草图。还有其他的一些词汇来表示不同的图。如drawing (用线条构成的图画),painting (色彩图,如油画),picture (泛指图画、肖像以及照片),portrait (肖像画),chart (图表),cartoon (卡通或漫画),blueprint (蓝图),design (设计图),photo (照片),snapshot (抓拍的照片,常是不很正式的),candid photo (趁人不备时偷拍的照片)。

4. At four o'clock, you have a meeting with the production staff in the conference room.
四点钟你在会议室和生产人员开会。
production staff: 在一起从事生产的工作人员。staff 是集合名词,指某一单位的全部工作人员或雇员,一般不用复数形式。
conference room: 会议室。conference通常是指大型的会议。

5. Will do.
相当于Sure, I'll do it.(我会去办的,没问题。)这是表示同意做某事的口语说法。

6. Right.
好的,行。这也是同意做某事的一种口语说法。
说”Right”也可以表示同意别人的观点。