2011-12-19 11:29:03 版主
A Specimen Letter
Your letter of the 5th March came to hand yesterday.
Accordingly, we have lost no time in getting in touch with our factories and urged them to hasten their delivery. Owing to heavy commitments, they cannot advance delivery from June to April but they understand perfectly that July is the selling season for shirts in your market. They eventually agree to make delivery in mid-May.
We have booked the shipping space on S.S.. Peace, which is scheduled to sail on or about the 20th of May. We shall send you an email as soon as the loading is completed.
National Textiles I/E Corp.
1 A: May I know when we could expect delivery?
B: We can deliver 50% promptly, that is, in August. And the balance in October.
We can deliver 50% right away. The remaining half in the next two months.
Our earliest time of delivery is October.
2 A: I’m afraid October is the best we can do. October is the earliest possible date of delivery. we can’t promise delivery earlier than October. B: October then.
3 A: Could you deliver 100 tons immediately?
Is it possible to effect shipment immediately?
Do you think you can ship the goods soon?
B: No problem. We can deliver that from stock to meet your requirement.
I’m afraid prompt shipment is impossible.
I’ll have to look into the stock position.
4 A: Please ship the goods in one lot in May.
B: I’m sorry that’s impossible. It would be very difficult for us to get the goods ready within such a short time.
I’m not sure if we are able to get the necessary shipping space.
We’ll have to contact the manufacturers. Maybe it’s possible. 请在五月份将货物分一批运过来。
5 A: Could you find a way to advance the shipment somehow?
do something to advance the time of delivery?
make the delivery a little earlier?
B: May I suggest
we effect shipment in three equal lots, starting from May?
we spread the goods over three months - May, June and July? partial shipment be allowed?
6 A: Our people are most anxious about the October shipment; so far they’ve heard nothing from you.
B: We’re sorry for the delay. The trouble is that
direct sailings to your port are very few.
there is great demand on shipping lately
you changed the port of destination
7 A:You know
we must have the goods in time for the Christmas rush.
we must have the goods ready for the shopping season.
the goods have to be here in March. Otherwise we’d be behind the season.
B: I understand. I’ll try my best.
8 I don’t think I can promise you any September shipments.
我想我不能答应你 九月 装运。
9 Would you like to have your refrigerator delivered?
你的 电冰箱 要送货上门吗？
10 You will probably get it within 10 days.
in a week
by the end of this month
no later than tomorrow afternoon 也许 十天内 你就可以收到。