地道美语听力播客:Types of Work
日期:2010-05-10 11:13

(单词翻译:单击)

地道美语听力播客English as a Second Language Podcast (ESLPod),是一家位于美国加州洛杉矶的英语教育研究机构推出的英文听力会话,于2005年7月23日首播, 主播Dr. Jeff McQuillan为南加州大学的语言学博士, 现专注于外国语学生的英语学习研究。该播客在iTunes store播客的教育子分类中,与Grammar Girl Just Vocabulary常居前三甲.

I got a call yesterday from Amy, a co-worker from the office. She and I work in the same department. We've had lunch at work a few times but I really didn't know her that well. I was really glad she called.

Kevin: Hello.

Amy: Hi, could I speak to Kevin?

Kevin: This is Kevin.

Amy: Oh, hi, it's Amy from work.

Kevin: Oh, hey, how's it going? I didn't recognize your voice.

Amy: Not bad. Listen, the reason I'm calling is that I'm having a dinner party a week from Saturday at my place around 7:30. I wanted to see if you could make it.

Kevin: So it's not this Saturday but the Saturday after that. That would be the 17th.

Amy: Yeah, that's right, the following Saturday, the 17th.

Kevin: Let me just check my calendar Yeah, I think I can make it. Are you inviting anyone else from work?

Amy: Yeah, I am. Jennifer from marketing already RSVP-ed so she'll be there for sure and I'm waiting to hear back from James in accounting. I've also invited a few other friends.

Kevin: Just out of curiosity, are they in finance, too?

Amy: No. My friend Janis is in the medical field. She's an orthopedic surgeon. She's bringing her boyfriend, Tim, and I think he's an engineer in the automobile industry. Then, there's Megan. She works part-time in retail and moonlights as a tour guide on the weekends. She's been wanting to get into the hospitality industry for a long time.

Kevin: Wow, that sounds like a great group of people. I'm looking forward to it. Can I bring anything?

Amy: No, that's okay. Just come and bring your appetite.

Kevin: Sounds great. Thanks for the invitation.

Amy: No problem. I'm glad you can make it. See you in the office tomorrow.

Kevin: See you then. Bye.
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重点单词
  • invitationn. 邀请,招待,邀请函,引诱,招致
  • checkn. 检查,支票,账单,制止,阻止物,检验标准,方格图案
  • invitingadj. 吸引人的,诱人的 动词invite的现在分词
  • hospitalityn. 好客,殷勤,酒店管理
  • recognizevt. 认出,认可,承认,意识到,表示感激
  • surgeonn. 外科医生
  • curiosityn. 好奇,好奇心
  • retailn. 零售 vt. 零售,传述 adv. 以零售形式
  • calendarn. 日历,月历,日程表 vt. 把 ... 列入日程表
  • appetiten. 嗜好,食欲,欲望