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初级英语听力(新) lesson 16

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    (单词翻译:双击或拖选)
—How shall I do it, sir?
—Just tidy it up a bit, please.
—Do you want some spray1?
—No, nothing at all. Thank you very much.


—Is anybody looking after you?
—No. I'm after a size 40 V-neck pullover in grey.
—The best I can do is a 36.
—Could you order me one?
—I should imagine so, yes. If you leave your address, I'll contact you.


—How much is this greetings telegram to Germany, please?
—I'll just make sure. Anything else?
—Yes. Half a dozen air mail labels and a book of stamps.
—Seventy-five pence2 exactly, please.


—I keep feeling dizzy, and I've got a headache.
—How long has this been going on?
—It came on yesterday.
—I should say you're generally run down.
—What ought I to do?
—It's nothing serious, but you'd better stay in bed for a day or two.


—Mrs. Hughes, this is Peter Brown.
—How do you do?
—How do you do?
—How do you find things over here?
—If it wasn't for the climate, I'd like it very much.
—It won't take you long to settle down.


—If you'll excuse me, I really should be off now.
—Not yet surely. Have another drink at least.
—No, thank you all the same.
—Oh dear! What a pity!
—Thank you very much indeed for the delicious meal.
—Thank you for coming.


—I'm afraid I didn't quite hear what you said.
—I said, 'There's no rush. I can take you in the car.'
—Won't it make you late?
—No, I'm going right past your place.


—That radio's terribly loud. Could you turn it down a fraction3?
—Sorry! Is it disturbing you?
—Yes, and something else—wouldn't it be an idea to buy your own soap?
—Sorry! I didn't realize you felt so strongly about it.


(Two customers are at the "Happy Hamburger".)
Waiter: Can I take your orders, please?
1st Man: Yes. A Maxi Quarterpounder for me, please. With chips.
Waiter: Anything else, sir?
1st Man: A banana long boat, I think.
Waiter: What would you like to drink with your meal?
1st Man: Can I have a beer?
Waiter: I'm sorry sir, we are not licensed4 to sell alcohol5.
1st Man: A cold milk then, please.
Waiter: And for you, sir?
2nd Man: I'll have the cheeseburger with a green salad, please.
Waiter: And to follow?
2nd Man: I'll decide later.
Waiter: And to drink?
2nd Man: Cola, please.


—Can I get breakfast in my room?
—Certainly, sir. It's served in your room from 8 until 10.
—How do I order it?
—Just ask for Room Service on the phone, or I can make a note of it if you like, sir.
—Yes, I'd like it at 8.30 tomorrow morning—that's the continental6 breakfast.
—Very good, sir.


—I've just spilled some soup on my best dress, and we're leaving first thing the day after tomorrow. How on earth can I get it cleaned?
—If you hand it in for dry cleaning before 9 tomorrow morning, it'll be returned to you the same day. I can get you Room Service and arrange it now if you like, madam.
—Oh, could you really? That would be wonderful.


—I'll be needing an early call tomorrow—can you fix that for me?
—There's an automatic7 waking device8 in the panel9 at the head of your bed. You just set it to the time you want.


—I thought you had TV in all your rooms here.
—I'm afraid not, sir, but we can install10 one in your room.
—Will that be extra?
—Yes, sir. Our charge for a color TV is four Finnish marks per day.
—Well, I'll have to ask my wife what she thinks.
—Very good, sir, and if you decide to rent one, would you please call Room Service?


—(Sarcastically) Are you free to answer my question at last?
—Yes, of course, madam—as you see, we've been rather busy today.
—So it seems. I tried to find a maid this morning, but there wasn't anyone there.
—When you want Room Service, madam, just lift the phone in your room and ask for Room Service.
—Oh, that's how you do it—and how was I supposed to know?


(Background sound of voices / glasses clinking / ice. Interrupted by doorbell.)
Mrs. Phillips: How nice to see you, Mrs. Adams. Do come in. I'll take your coat. Henry ... Henry ... Mr. and Mrs. Adams are here.
Mrs. Adams: It's very kind of you to invite us. Is it a special occasion11?
Mr. Phillips: Good evening, Mrs. Adams. Good evening, sir. What would you like to drink?
Mr. Adams: My wife is driving tonight so I'll need something strong.
Mr. Phillips: Follow me. Everyone's in the sitting room.

(Background sounds of subdued12 merriment, voices, glasses, interrupted by the sound of metal on glass. Pause while noises stop.)
Mr. Phillips: Ladies and gentlemen, I'd like to tell you the reason for this party. Of course, we're always delighted to see all of you but ... what I want to say is ... Helen has just won a prize. She entered a competition and we're going to Bermuda on a free holiday.

(Background sounds of congratulations. 'Well done, Helen.' 'Congratulations.' 'What a surprise. When are you leaving?')
Mr. Phillips: Now I'd like to ask my wife to tell you about her success. Helen?
Mrs. Phillips: Well, all I can say is: what a surprise! I had no idea I was going to win. I didn't even know I was going to enter the competition. Henry did all the work, didn't you, Henry? He told me how to fill in the form, how to answer the questions and how to write one sentence about Fluorex Toothpaste. The strange thing is ... we've never used it.


James and Patrick were alone in the office.
Patrick: You're not looking very cheerful. What's the matter with you?
James: Oh, nothing special. I'm just a bit fed up.
Patrick: With the job?
James: With everything, with catching13 the same train every morning, sitting in the same office all day, watching the same television programs ...
Patrick: You need a holiday.
James: It wasn't always like this, you know.
Patrick: How do you mean?
James: Well, our great-great-grandfathers had more fun, didn't they? I mean, they hunted for their food and grew their own vegetables and did things for themselves. We do the same sort of job for years and years. There's no variety in our lives.
Patrick: You need a holiday. That's what's the matter with you.


Imagine you are being interviewed for a job you really want. How would you answer these questions?
1. What was the worst problem you encountered14 in your present job?
2. How did you handle it?
3. Why do you want to leave your present job?
4. What are you most proud of having done in your present job?
5. Why do you think you are qualified15 for this job?
6. What sort of boss would you most like to work for?
7. Supposing a member of your staff was frequently away from work, claiming to be ill, what action would you take?
8. If you were working as a part of the team, what unspoken rules of behavior would you observe?
9. How long do you plan to stay in this job?

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1 spray DvhwO     
v.喷,(使)溅散;n.浪花,飞沫;喷雾
参考例句:
  • The liquid came out of the bottle in a spray.液体从瓶子里呈雾状喷出。
  • We were wet with the sea spray.我们被海水的浪花溅湿。
2 pence 8mUzZF     
n.便士;名词penny的复数形式
参考例句:
  • She counted out fifteen pence and passed it to the salesgirl.她数出15个便士交给女店员。
  • These apples are selling at 40 pence a kilo.这些苹果售价每公斤40便士。
3 fraction Gf0zv     
n.小部分,碎片;一点,一些;分数
参考例句:
  • The car missed me by a fraction of an inch.那车子差一点儿就要撞到我了。
  • The cost is only a fraction of his salary.那项费用不过是他薪水的一小部分。
4 licensed ipMzNI     
adj.得到许可的v.许可,颁发执照(license的过去式和过去分词)
参考例句:
  • The new drug has not yet been licensed in the US. 这种新药尚未在美国获得许可。
  • Is that gun licensed? 那支枪有持枪执照吗?
5 alcohol AxCzB     
n.酒精,乙醇;含酒精的饮料
参考例句:
  • The law forbids shops to sell alcohol to minors.法律禁止商店向未成年者出售含酒精的饮料。
  • The alcohol is industrial.这些酒精是供工业用的。
6 continental Zazyk     
adj.大陆的,大陆性的,欧洲大陆的
参考例句:
  • A continental climate is different from an insular one.大陆性气候不同于岛屿气候。
  • The most ancient parts of the continental crust are 4000 million years old.大陆地壳最古老的部分有40亿年历史。
7 automatic 0P5yy     
adj.自动的;不经思考的,习惯性的;当然的
参考例句:
  • Breathing is an automatic function of the body.呼吸是身体的一种无意识的功能。
  • Modern trains have automatic doors.现代火车装有自动门。
8 device Bv8x6     
n.器械,装置;计划,策略,诡计
参考例句:
  • The device will be in production by the end of the year.该装置将于年底投入生产。
  • The device will save much time and effort for us.这种装置会使我们节省大量时间和气力。
9 panel l4IzD     
n.面,板,专门小组,控制板,仪表盘
参考例句:
  • The unusual control panel on the walls caught our attention.墙上不同寻常的控制板引起了我们的注意。
  • The panel of judges included several well-known writers.评判小组中包括几位知名作家。
10 install b6AxK     
vt.安装,设置,安置;使就职,任命
参考例句:
  • They will install a heating and lighting system in our house. 他们将在我们家装上供热供电系统。
  • He's going to install an air - conditioner in the house. 他要在这屋子里装空调机。
11 occasion DIAxo     
n.场合,时机,机会,诱因,理由;vt.惹起,引起
参考例句:
  • Her dress was too showy for such a formal occasion.在如此正式的场合,她的服装过分华丽了。
  • Her tears were fought back on such an occasion.在这种场合下她忍住了眼泪。
12 subdued 76419335ce506a486af8913f13b8981d     
adj. 屈服的,柔和的,减弱的 动词subdue的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • He seemed a bit subdued to me. 我觉得他当时有点闷闷不乐。
  • I felt strangely subdued when it was all over. 一切都结束的时候,我却有一种奇怪的压抑感。
13 catching cwVztY     
adj.易传染的,有魅力的,迷人的,接住
参考例句:
  • There are those who think eczema is catching.有人就是认为湿疹会传染。
  • Enthusiasm is very catching.热情非常富有感染力。
14 encountered c60857c504f1eb49ba0b715b621670f6     
adj. 遇到的,遭遇的 动词encounter的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • We encountered a number of difficulties in the first week. 我们在第一周遇到了一些困难。
  • The army encountered stiff resistance from rebels in the hills. 部队在山里遭到叛乱者顽强的抵抗。
15 qualified DCPyj     
adj.合格的,有资格的,胜任的,有限制的
参考例句:
  • He is qualified as a complete man of letters.他有资格当真正的文学家。
  • We must note that we still lack qualified specialists.我们必须看到我们还缺乏有资质的专家。
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