地道美语听力播客:应对生产成本不断上升
日期:2013-12-04 15:46

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Giovanni:There are no two ways about it. We have to raise prices.
乔凡尼:没有选择的余地gHg1HVSTLKkHDf51C。我们必须提高价格7M3HP#Rs4m8m(g_,CK
Melanie:We can't. We already raised prices earlier this year.
梅勒妮:我们不能这样做;rOHIS.|IW(。今年早些时候我们已经将价格提高了qUFAYkTCQWux@-0
Doing it again risks alienating our customers.
再提价会有疏远我们客户的风险E-tI8nqrtj^Ta!gccva
Giovanni:What else can we do?
乔凡尼:那我们我们还能做什么?

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Our production costs have risen nearly 15 percent.
我们的生产成本已上涨近15%z*sWh*5;TM6tLry-|2J
We've tried absorbing them and offsetting them, but nothing has worked.
我们尝试过吸收和抵消,但都不见效d^~Ra|6ypr
Our profit margin continues to shrink and we don't have any other choice.
我们的利润率持续萎缩,我们没有其他选择DnPAYjkftw!
Melanie:What about lowering the quality of our raw materials?
梅勒妮:那降低我们原材料的质量怎么样?
We could use a cheaper supplier.
我们可以找家更便宜的供应商m~p8K3z%rad^8jw
Giovanni:That's a sure way to lose customers.
乔凡尼:那无疑会赶跑客户4(RISFguL)P|s
If we start cutting corners on quality, our customers will leave in droves.
如果我们开始在质量上偷工减料,我们的客户会成群结队地离开%SdPx|*n(wLz]rpWRKz
Melanie:What if we discontinue manufacturing some of the less popular items?
梅勒妮:如果我们停止制造一些不受欢迎的产品怎么样?
That should save us some money.
这样应该能为我们省些钱rJ[(Nr+sJ@(VAIk~7-u
Giovanni:Not enough. We either raise prices or stop production altogether.
乔凡尼:这远远不够2x!qM(%nShPC。我们要么提高价格要么完全停产X^Mjn6_Ky|&*
Melanie:There is one other option.
梅勒妮:还有另一个选择x#Te(_4UL6Vmjo!Aq#n*
Giovanni:What?
乔凡尼:什么?
Melanie:We could reduce our workforce.
梅勒妮:我们可以减少劳动力H|.4&5*(*Kzdw
Giovanni:You mean fire people? That's off the table!
乔凡尼:你的意思让员工滚蛋?想都别想!
精讲部分
1.raise price 提高价格

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2.production cost 生产成本

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3.profit margin 利润率

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4.leave in droves 成群结队地离开

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重点单词
  • qualityn. 品质,特质,才能 adj. 高品质的
  • suppliern. 供应者,供应厂商,供应国
  • marginn. 差额,利润,页边空白,边缘 vt. 使围绕于,加边
  • popularadj. 流行的,大众的,通俗的,受欢迎的
  • optionn. 选择权,可选物,优先购买权 v. 给予选择