地道美语听力播客:Meeting a Deadline
日期:2010-11-11 13:33

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Pam: You wanted to see me?

Ed: Yes, I did. Have a seat. I want to talk to you about the Pulsen project.

Pam: I know I’m a little late in getting that report to you, but I’ve been pulling out the stops to get it done.

Ed: But it’s still not done, is it? You know that the deadline for the next milestone of the project was this past Monday.

Pam: Yes, I know, but the scope of the project turned out to be a lot bigger than I had anticipated. And, they just didn’t allocate enough resources for something this size. Is there any way we can push back the deadline by a week?

Ed: The time to ask that was last week, not after you’ve missed the deadline. I have the management breathing down my neck about this report. I’ve tried to stall them for the past two days and they’re not happy.

Pam: I promise to have it on your desk by tomorrow morning. You have my word.

Ed: All right. I’ll give you until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. I’m tired of taking the heat, though, and I don’t plan to do it any longer.

Pam: You can count on me.

Ed: Don’t let me down.

Pam: I won’t.

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重点单词
  • allocatevt. 分派,分配,分配额
  • scopen. 能力,范围,眼界,机会,余地 vt. 仔细研究
  • anticipatedadj. 预期的;期望的 v. 预料(anticipat
  • stalln. 货摊,摊位,厩,畜栏,(飞行器)失速 vt. 把
  • milestonen. 里程碑