2011-12-13 9:22:28 版主
1).Introductios and Opening Conversations 介绍和开场白
People in the United States don’t always shake hands when they are introduced to one another. However, in a formal or business situation people almost always shake hands.
1.A: Mary, this is Joe’s brother David.B; I’m very glad to meet you.C: It’s a pleasure to meet you.B: How do you like Texas so far?C: It’s really different from what I expected.B: Don’t worry. You’ll get used to it in no time.
2.A: Mrs. Smith, I’d like to introduce a friend of mine, Pierre Dubois.B: How do you do?C: Hello.B: What’s your impression of the United States?C: Well, I can’t get over how different the weather is here.B: Oh, you’ll get used to it soon!
3.A: Wendy, I’d like you to meet my brother Sam.B: Hi.C: Nice to meet you.B: What do you think of Dallas?C: Well, I’m still feeling a little homesick and so many things seem strange to me.B: You’re bound to feel that way at first, I guess.
4.A: Mrs.Hughs, this is Peter Brown.B: Pleased to meet you.C: How do you do?B: I hope you’re enjoying your stay here.C: If it weren’t for the climate, I’d like it here very much.B: It always takes time to get used to a new place.(2).Special Greetings
There are eight national holidays celebrated in the United States: New Year’s Day(Jan.), Washington’s Birthday (Feb.), Memorial Day(May), the Fourth of July, Labor Day(Sep.),Veteran’s Day(Nav.),Thanksgiving(Nov.) and Christmas(Dec.), In addition, there are many state and local holidays.
1. A: Merry Christmas!B: The same to you!A: Are you doing anyting special?B: We’re having some friends over. What are you doing?A: Oh, I’m just going to take it easy.
2. A: Happy New Year!B: Thank you! Same to you.A: Have you got any plans?B: I’ve been invited over to la friend’s. And you?A: My reemmate’s having a party.
3. A: Have a nice Thanksgiving!B: Same to you!A: Are you going anywhere?B: I thought about going to my sister’s. How about you?A: Oh, I’ll probably just stay at home.
4. A: Have a nice weekend!B: Thanks. You too!A: Do you have any plans?B: Well, my family’s away and I can’t afford to do much. What about you?A: Oh, I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet.