地道美语听力播客:Refusing an Invitation
日期:2011-05-26 09:49

(单词翻译:单击)

June: Did you get an invitation to Kelly’s party?

Roberto: Yes, I did. I’m going to send my regrets. How about you?

June: I’m trying to find an excuse not to attend, without Kelly taking offense.

Roberto: Couldn’t you just tell her that you have another engagement that night?

June: I used that little white lie last time I turned down one of her invitations. I have to think of something else.

Roberto: How about telling her that you have to take care of a sick relative? That one always works for me.

June: I’ve used that one, too. I told her that I was looking after my mother the last time she invited me to dinner.

Roberto: How about if you tell her you’re on a special assignment at work and you have to work night and day to get it done?

June: That’s a little far- fetched, don’t you think? I work as a store clerk.

Roberto: You’ve got a point there.

June: What are you going to tell Kelly when you decline her invitation?

Roberto: I’m going to extend an apology and just say that I can’t make it.

June: That’s it? I’d never thought of just saying “no.”

Roberto: You know the old acronym: KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid.

June: You’re right. Hey! Who are you calling stupid?

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重点单词
  • apologyn. 道歉;勉强的替代物
  • engagementn. 婚约,订婚,约会,约定,交战,雇用,(机器零件等)
  • assignmentn. 分配,功课,任务,被指定的(课外)作业;(分派的)
  • invitationn. 邀请,招待,邀请函,引诱,招致
  • declinen. 衰微,跌落; 晚年 v. 降低,婉谢
  • extendv. 扩充,延伸,伸展,扩展
  • offensen. 过错,冒犯,触怒,犯规,犯罪,进攻