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第四十二集:The dinner date 晚餐约会

Episode 190823 / 23 Aug 2019

本集内容简介

Tom 和安娜去了一家意大利餐馆共进晚餐。Tom 满脑子想着 “浪漫”,可安娜却在思考一件截然不同的事情——写一份新产品商业计划书。看视频,学习在写商业计划书时使用的语言。

听力挑战 – 问题

安娜准备在商业计划书中提出的新产品是什么?

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Waiter
Would you like to see the menu?

Tom
Oh yes, please.

Waiter
I was asking the lady, actually.

Tom
Oh, right.

Narrator
大家好,安娜和 Tom 终于能坐下来,在一家意大利比萨店共进晚餐了。可怜的 Tom 胳膊还没好呢,吃东西的时候用刀叉可能不方便。他脑子里还想着 “浪漫”,不过 Anna 的心已经不在晚餐上了。Are you feeling nervous, Anna?

Anna
Nervous? Why?

Narrator
你现在可是单独和 Tom 在一起。What are you going to talk about?

Anna
Don't worry. I can handle this. Besides, I want Tom's ideas about developing a new plastic vegetable.

Narrator
一个塑料蔬菜?噢!Good luck.

Tom
So, this is nice. Finally, us together, on our own, me and you, pizza, red wine… expensive red wine, actually.

Anna
Lovely, Tom. You know Tom, Paul wants me to develop a new idea – plastic vegetables – I thought, maybe, you might like to help me?

Tom
Oh, come on, Anna. We're not here to talk business. Tell me about you – the real Anna. Have you had many… err, many boyfriends before?

Anna
That's a bit personal. What do you think about plastic peas?

Tom
Err? Oh, can you not switch off from work for one minute?

Anna
Tom, I think you and me are very similar – we're a good team. If we could come up with a great idea for Paul then who knows… we may get to travel the world selling it together?

Tom
Oh, I see. I hadn't thought of it like that. Right well…

Waiter
Your pizzas… madam… sir.

Anna
Thanks. Tom, I think you'll need some help cutting that.

Tom
Thanks. Mmm, ahh, you smell nice… or is that the pizza?

Anna
I've got it!

Tom
What?

Anna
Plastic aubergines!

Tom
Plastic aubergines?

Anna
Yes. Plastic aubergines. They would look great on this table – a sort of decoration.

Tom
Yeah! And you could put sauces inside… or salt and pepper. You could be onto something here.

Anna
We need to put a proposal together, to give it to Paul. But what should we say?

Narrator
安娜,你的提议应该简短但目标明确,需要有激励人心的一些词汇。比如:特别好 exceptional、超棒 fantastic、高质量 quality。还要提到对公司业务的帮助,比如:利润 profit、效率 efficiency、物有所值 value for money。祝你好运!

Tom
Are you OK, Anna?

Anna
Yes. Just writing some things down.

Tom
OK, well write down how we could target restaurants and cafes. They'll be begging for our vegetables. Oh this is so exciting… let's drink to our… succ… Oh!

Anna
Tom! What have you done? You've knocked red wine all over me… and my notebook.

Tom
Oh, sorry. We'd better get you out of that dress.

Narrator
Hmm, 浪漫晚餐泡汤了!不过说不定一个成功商业计划就在眼前。让我们看看晚上在 Tom 家到底发生了什么事情……

Anna
…this exceptional product has fantastic potential…

Tom
Say 'demand for this plastic aubergine will reach melting point!' My little joke.

Anna
…by making the production more efficient, our customers will get value for money and our profits will increase. There, done.

Tom
Great. We can pitch this to Paul first thing on Monday morning. So now, maybe we can get back to our date? Look, I saved some of that pizza.

Anna
It's all cold! Anyway, I had better go. It's late and I want to tidy up this proposal. But it's been great. I can't wait till next time.

Tom
Bbbut… Next time?

Narrator
Well, 看来情况不错! 虽然意大利馅饼都冷了,但 Anna 和 Tom 的商业计划进行得红红火火。让我们再回顾一下在准备一份专业的商业计划时可以用到的词汇:

Exceptional!

Fantastic!

Quality.

Profit.

Efficiency.

Value for money.

Narrator
书面的东西都准备好了,接下来得看 Tom 和 Anna 能不能说服 Paul, 这就意味着要去投标。我们下期节目再看进展如何。再见!

听力挑战 – 答案

Plastic aubergines. 塑料茄子。