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第十六集:Slimy Limey 油嘴滑舌

Episode 190222 / 22 Feb 2019

本集内容简介

安娜了收到 Lime 先生一起吃午餐的邀请,可她不知道该如何谢绝 Lime 先生的邀请。Denise 和 Tom 会教安娜哪些表达呢?本集《白领英语》教你如何正确地、礼貌地回绝邀请。

听力挑战 – 问题

安娜以什么理由拒绝了 Lime 先生的午餐邀请?

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Narrator     
大家好。 还记得上次安娜正接到 Lime 先生的电话,请她吃午饭。现在安娜正和 Denise 说起这件事儿呢。

Denise         
…he'll be asking you to marry him! Trust me Anna, this has happened to me dozens of times!

Anna            
But I thought he was only interested in the lemons! Please promise me you won’t mention this to anyone.

Denise         
OK, I promise.

Anna           
Oh, shhhh!

Tom             
Good morning ladies. What's going on?

Denise         
Mr Lime has asked Anna to lunch!

Anna             
Please-

Tom              
And?

Denise          
And it's not to talk business! I saw him looking at her with big eyes, from the moment he first saw her!

Anna                         
Denise!

Tom                          
Old Slimy Limey eh? Lucky Anna!

Anna                         
He's not slimy, it's just-

Tom                         
Don't tell me you said yes?

Anna                         
Well I didn't know what to say.

Tom                          
You didn't? 

Anna                         
No, no, I said I was busy and would call back. I wanted to just say no, but with everyone complaining that I'm not polite on the phone... I just... I didn't know how to say it politely.

Tom                          
Ha ha, alright. Well, I'll tell you what to say.

Anna                         
Hang on, let me write it down... why do all the pens keep disappearing?

Denise          
Here's one.

Anna                         
Thanks. Okay, I'm listening Tom.

Tom                          
Say: go...

Anna                        
(writing) go...

Tom                        
...away... Slimy Limey.

Anna                        
Go away Slimy Limey – are you sure?

Tom                        
Of course!

Denise         
Don't listen to him Anna. This is what you say:

Thank you for your offer. But I'm really sorry, I won't be able to.

Then explain why, say I'm afraid.. blah blah blah

Anna                         
Blah blah blah?

Denise
Say it's against company policy to have non-business lunches with clients.

Anna                         
Meaning?

Denise          
You're not allowed to if it's not for business. Then say:

It wouldn't be appropriate. So, with regret, I'm going to have to say no.

Anna                        
Okay, I think I've got that all down. Thanks. He'll be waiting for my call.

(dials number)

Mr Lime       
Hello, Seb Lime speaking.

Anna                         
Hello Mr Lime.

Mr Lime      
Anna! Please, call me Seb. So, when can I invite you to lunch?

Denise          
Thank you for your offer...

Anna                         
Well, thank you for your offer. But I'm really sorry, I won't be able to.

Mr Lime      
Oh?

Denise          
I'm afraid...

Anna                         
I'm afraid it's against company policy to have non-business lunches with people.

Mr Lime       
Really? Oh how tedious!

Denise          
It wouldn't be-

Anna             
Shhh!

Mr Lime       
Pardon?

Anna             
No, not shhh you Mr Slimy I meant shhhh Denise!

Mr Lime      
Mr Slimy?

Anna           
Oh no! I mean Mr Limey – Lime – er Seb! You see, it wouldn't be appropriate. So, with regret, I'm going to have to say no.

Mr Lime     
I think I've understood. Goodbye Anna.

Anna             
Goodbye.

Narrator     
哎呀,他听起来挺不高兴的。不过除了一个小错误,Anna 的表现倒是很不错。以下是Anna 回绝午餐邀请用到的一些短语:

Thank you for your offer. But I'm really sorry, I won't be able to.
意思是:谢谢你的邀请。不过我真的没法儿去。

I'm afraid it is against company policy
抱歉,这是公司的规矩,不能违反。

It wouldn't be appropriate.
这个不合适、不恰当。

With regret, I'm going to have to say no.
非常遗憾,我得说不。

Good job Anna, bad luck Mr Slimy.

安娜做的不错。Mr 油腔滑调可是不走运啊!

听力挑战 – 答案

安娜以什么理由拒绝了 Lime 先生的午餐邀请?

安娜说 “公司政策不允许”。

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